Best Stocks To Buy For 2013: Minerals

[ April 22, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 26915 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

On Jul 6, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Newpark Resources Inc. (NR) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). Why the Upgrade? The product and service provider to the oil and gas exploration industry delivered positive earnings surprises in three out of the last four quarters with an average beat of 3.8%. With the international drilling market heating up, Newpark Resources has succeeded in winning quite a few contracts, thanks to its quality of products and services. In Jun 2013, Newpark Resources opened a state-of-the-art Laboratory Facility in Katy, Texas which will further ensure the supply of technically advanced products to its clients. The company is scheduled to release its second quarter earnings in the latter half of this month. Newpark Resources performance during the quarter indicates that it will again beat expectations this quarter. In Apr 2013, Newpark Resources received a two-year contract from a unit of TOTAL S.A. (TOT) … Continue reading

[ April 20, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 79199 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

High-yielding dividendstocks (such as utilities and telecom sector stocks) have significantly underperformed both the S&P 500 and high-dividendgrowthstocks over the past five months as interest rates have increased. Despite this underperformance, S&P 500 stocks with the highest dividend yield still look expensive relative to history. In a new report, the Dividend Ruler research team at UBS continue to strongly favor high-dividend growth stocks over stocks with high dividend yields. They believe relative valuations remain attractive and high-yieldingdividendstocksare still vulnerable to a further increase in interest rates, which they, like most on Wall Street, expect over the next six to 12 months. With the stock market approaching three-month lows, we went through the UBS Dividend Ruler universe to look for names that had backed up and now offer investors a good entry point. We found that some of the top stocks to buy have been sold off to levels that are … Continue reading

[ April 14, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 35638 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Carl Icahn had big things in mind when he invested in Netflix Netflix last year at the behest of two hungry young investors helping manage his money, but even the irascible billionaire admits that a 457% gain exceeded his expectations. His response to the windfall is a lesson for investors big and small. Icahn revealed last week that he slashed his Netflix holdings by more than half over the objections of the two money managers who prompted the initial investment, son Brett Icahn and David Schechter even though he still believes the stock could go higher. [A]s a hardened veteran of seven bear markets I have learned that when you are lucky and/or smart enough to have made a total return of 457% in only 14 months it is time to take some of the chips off the table, Icahn wrote. Considering the broader markets big gains the S&P 500 … Continue reading

[ April 10, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 46087 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Were nearly three months into 2014, and our 2014 Best Stock of 2014 Pick, Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) continues to operate in positive territory, up just over 2% year-to-date, which makes it a great time to check in on our recommendation. Let’s take a look at what’s keeping the XLF above water. Stress Test Update Stress test expectations actually appear to be the largest bullish driver of XLF price increases so far this year. On March 20, the Federal Reserve released the first portion of its two-part Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR), or stress test. The Fed announced that 29 out of the 30 financial institutions that were tested including XLF top holdings, Wells Fargo (WFC), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Bank of America (BAC) passed the stress test. This means they have sufficient capital to continue operations throughout times of economic and financial stress and robust, forward-looking capital … Continue reading

[ April 9, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 93922 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

No one seemed to be calling for a sequel to Sony’s (NYSE: SNE  ) 2010 Grown Ups, but here we are with Grown Ups 2 debuting at a multiplex near you this weekend. The original installment scored a weak 10% score on Rotten Tomatoes, and it seems as though fewer than one in 10 critics are recommending the sequel. Naturally it’s the star power that finds Sony going through with bankrolling another movie. Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Rock, and Kevin James return as four of the five friends that rediscovered their youthful ways after reuniting to mourn the loss of their basketball coach. Rob Schneider — the fifth member of the original ensemble — didn’t return for the sequel, though there are plenty of comic stars in the celebrity-studded cast to draw a crowd to the theater despite the scathing reviews that have come in so far. “It honestly seems … Continue reading