Best Stocks To Buy For 2013: Minerals

[ May 29, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 78645 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Combining nice dividends with a growing industry that comprises roughly one-fifth of the nation’s GDP should make for an attractive stock — in theory. Unfortunately, the theoretical doesn’t always translate well in the real world. While there are quite a few solid dividend stocks in the health care sector, not all of them are as good as they might seem. In fact, some of them might be downright scary. Here are two health-care stocks that could have investors shaking in their boots over the next few years. Mayan calendar deja vuSky-high dividend yield? Low payout ratio? PDL BioPharma (NASDAQ: PDLI  ) checks these items and more off an investor’s list. The company’s 7.8% yield ranks as one of the highest in the entire stock market. Its payout ratio of 41% is quite attractive. Unfortunately, PDL’s situation is reminiscent of the Mayan calendar hoopla from last year. The difference with PDL is … Continue reading

[ May 29, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 14191 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) — While most investors spend the week jawing over the upcoming Twitter (TWTR) IPO, you can take some solace from knowing that the biggest gains come from something a little less exciting: cash. >>5 Big Trades to Take Now That may seem like a strange combination. After all, cash is supposed to be a drag on your portfolio, not a performance booster. But you don’t have to take my word for it; over the last decade, the top tier of cash-rich stocks worldwide generated total returns of 297%. That’s triple what the S&P 500 earned over the same period. Yes, cash is still king this year. Part of that stellar outperformance has to do with what cash enables companies to do. Capital gains are great, but historically speaking, the majority of portfolio growth comes from other sources. Dividends, share buybacks, and debt repurchases all inject value directly into … Continue reading

[ May 28, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 13139 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

It had appeared that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) had bottomed out in April after hitting $385 just days before earnings. When the company reported its most recent figures, it took time for investors to digest the new information since Apple made a shockingly large increase to its capital return program and also said it would be partially be funding it with debt. Shares rallied as high as $465 over the following weeks, a gain of 21% from those lows, as investors seemingly began to appreciate the $50 billion in additional planned share repurchases that Apple would be making through 2015. However, Apple has now given up nearly all of those gains since then and traded below $389 this morning — just a few dollars away from tapping a fresh 52-week low. With shares revisiting those lows, let’s revisit Apple’s dirt-cheap valuation. Apple’s earnings multiple is now back into single-digit territory, trading … Continue reading

[ May 26, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 57330 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Popular Posts: 5 Stocks to Sell in April4 Medical Marijuana Stocks to Dump NowThe Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks for March Recent Posts: AAPL Stock: Dividend and Stock Buyback Bumps Won’t Help Much 5 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Buy March Jobs Report: Winners & Losers View All Posts A low share price isn’t always a sign of weakness in cheap stocks. Sometimes, it’s actually a gift — doubly so when you’re talking about low-priced dividend stocks. Top High Tech Companies To Buy For 2015: Discover Financial Services(DFS) Discover Financial Services, a bank holding company, offers direct banking and payment services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover card-branded credit cards to individuals and small businesses that are accepted on the Discover Network. This segment also provides other consumer banking products and services, including personal loans, student … Continue reading

[ May 25, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 96090 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Australian stocks advanced Tuesday, as gains in market heavyweight BHP Billiton Ltd. helped push the equity benchmark toward its sixth consecutive win. The S&P/ASX 200 index (AU:XJO) rose 0.2% to 5,364.90 on strength in the mining group after BHP Billiton (AU:BHP) (BHP) raised its fiscal-year forecast for iron-ore production to 212 million metric tons following record output from its mining site in Australia’s Pilbara region. BHP shares climbed 1.7%, iron-ore producer Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. (AU:FMG) (FSUMF) rose 0.9% and Rio Tinto Ltd. (AU:RIO) (RIO) picked up 0.4%. Finance issues mostly higher as well, with Westpac Banking Corp. (AU:WBC) (WEBNF) up 0.6%. But underperforming the benchmark were shares of David Jones Ltd. (AU:DJS) (DVDJF) , down 2.8% after the upscale retailer unexpectedly said late Monday its Chief Executive Paul Zahra plans to step down after three years in the position. 10 Best Performing Stocks To Own … Continue reading