Best Stocks To Buy For 2013: Dividend

[ October 29, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 14864 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) — Corporate insiders sell their own companies’ stock for a number of reasons. Must Read: Warren Buffett’s Top 10 Dividend Stocks They might need the cash for a big personal purchase such as a new house or yacht, or they might need the cash to fund a charity. Sometimes they sell as part of a planned selling program that they have put in place for diversification purposes, which allows them to sell stock in stages instead of selling all at one price. Other times they sell because they think their stock is overvalued and the risk/reward is no longer attractive. Some even dump their own stock because they have inside knowledge that a competitor is eating their lunch and stealing market share. But insiders usually buy their own shares for one reason: They think the stock is a bargain and has tremendous upside. The key word in … Continue reading

[ October 18, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 27185 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

My top idea for conservative, income-oriented investors in the coming year is a closed-end fund that invests in public and privately-held companies doing work in the life sciences arena, writes Nate Pile of Nate’s Notes. The life sciences industry includes stocks in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, managed healthcare and medical equipment, and healthcare information technology and services. This recommended fundHambrecht & Quist Life Sciences Fund (HQL)was also our top pick last year, and the fund rose 44% in 2013. In addition to rising in value, the fund has a dividend policy of paying out 2% of its net asset value of each quarter. By choosing to take this payout in the form of a dividend reinvestment, rather than cash, investors have done very well for themselves as they’ve watched, both the size of their holdings, and the share price itself, increase as the years have rolled by. To be sure, you … Continue reading

[ October 14, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 97516 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

CST Brands Inc. (0.4%) (CST)(CST – $31.24 – NYSE), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is one of the largest independent convenience store operators in North America, with 1,900 stores located in nine U.S. midwest states and Canada. The company was spun-off by Valero on May 1, 2013. CST’s store-base is concentrated in markets with above average population growth; 849 of the 1,034 total U.S. stores are located in three states with projected cumulative population growth of over 15% over the next decade: Texas (628), Colorado (158) and Arizona (63). CST owns the majority of its real estate, which mitigates lease risk and should provide downside protection. We estimate the real estate to be worth in the range of $1.5 billion to $2 billion or ~$20 to $26 per CST share. CST has generated $12.8 billion in revenue and $366 million of EBITDA during 2013.From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s Value 25 … Continue reading

[ July 26, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 17768 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

European shares fell after a gauge of China manufacturing dropped more than forecast and minutes from the Federal Reserves last meeting signaled the U.S. may reduce stimulus in coming months. U.S. stock-index futures rose and Asian shares dropped. Atos declined 3.5 percent after an investor cut its stake in the company. Intermediate Capital Group Plc lost 3.5 percent after Numis Securities Ltd. lowered its rating on the money manager. European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. slid 1.2 percent after UBS AG removed it from its recommended list of stocks. Johnson Matthey Plc (JMAT) climbed 3.6 percent after reporting a profit increase in the first half of the year. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index retreated 0.2 percent to 322.24 at 10:37 a.m. in London. Standard & Poors 500 Index futures expiring next month gained 0.2 percent. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index lost 0.8 percent. Theres been a lack of conviction and … Continue reading

[ July 14, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 9360 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Two and a half hours into trading, American International Group (NYSE: AIG  ) stock is up 0.6% as investors ride a Fed-induced market wave and confidently shrug off being designated a SIFI. This just in SIFI stands for Systemically Important Financial Institution. The designation was coined as part of 2010′s Dodd-Frank financial reform act. Yesterday, the Financial Stability Oversight Council announced that AIG, along with GE Capital, would be designated SIFIs: the first two non-banks to receive this dubious honor. In market news, the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s June 19 Federal Open Market Committee meeting were released yesterday. Rabid dissection of the discussion behind the FOMC’s previous announcement that quantitative easing would be tapered as soon as this year revealed dissension in the ranks, with many Fed governors arguing not to taper too soon. Foolish bottom line What does it mean for AIG’s bottom line that it was designated a … Continue reading