Best Stocks To Buy For 2013: Dividend

[ July 26, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 95101 | 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: 34270 | 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

[ July 4, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 94175 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Birds of a feather flock together. And that adage was on display today as the Big Four banks struggled to maintain their altitude. But by the end of trading, one stood out among the flock and closed in positive territory — Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC  ) . Warren Buffett’s favorite stock was light on news today, but still felt the sting of an uncertain market’s attitude toward the banks. Though it spent the majority of the day in the red, Wells broke through the loss to a modest 0.44% gain by closing. Going with the crowdThere were a few sound bites that took bank stocks down today, first being continued drops in the Japanese and other Asian markets. As we learned in the past weeks, Asian market weakness is a concern for bank investors. With Citigroup (NYSE: C  ) generating nearly 20% of its revenue in Asian operations, it is more exposed … Continue reading

[ June 29, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 78838 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

The Gap Inc.(NYSE:GPS) could be one of the biggest transformation stories in the retail sector due to its potential for increased square footage growth and an ability to deliver positive comps. The company’s leverage to athletic category, Old Navy, and e-commerce should provide opportunities for upside. Gap is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, children, and babies under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix brands. The company operates in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,100 stores, over 350 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. [Related -Should You Buy The Buckle (BKE)?] The overriding bear thesis on GPS is a lack of conviction in its ability to comp positively given soft traffic trends and tough comparisons. It’s tough to believe in better traffic right now. Hot Prefered Companies To Invest In 2015: Tesco PLC (TSCDY) Tesco PLC, incorporated … Continue reading

[ May 29, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 39829 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

This morning we are going to take a look at stocks that are widely held by the gurus and trading near their historic low price-to-sales (P/S) ratios: Owens & Minor Inc. (OMI) is trading at a low P/S ratio of 0.20, near its 10-year low of 0.18. The company offers supply chain assistance to the providers of healthcare services and the manufacturers of healthcare products, supplies, and devices. It is held by 14 gurus we follow. Market Cap: 2.06 billion, P/E: 18.70 Business Predictability: 3/5, Financial Strength: 6/10, Profitability & Growth: 6/10 American Moil SAB de CV (AMX) is trading at a low P/S ratio of 1.20, near its 10-year low of 1.15. The company provides telecommunications services in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. It is held by 12 gurus we follow. Top Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: New York & Company Inc.(NWY) New York … Continue reading