Best Stocks To Buy For 2013: SOFO

[ February 25, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 96049 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Homebuilding remains an important component of an economic recovery. Before Tuesday’s strong rebound the 11 homebuilder stocks I have been tracking were down between 7.3% and 26.6% since May 28. Beazer Homes (BZH) which was upgraded to hold and had a one-month gain with a six-month loss. Ryland Group (RYL) was down for the month. On Tuesday, ValuEngine upgraded four names to hold from buy and one from strong sell to sell. Homebuilders rebounded on a stronger than expected reading for building permits in September and October and on higher prices that were reported in the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price indices. Following Tuesday’s rally the six month declines were cut to between 4.1% and 23.1%. Top Heal Care Stocks For 2015: Scintronix Corporation Ltd. (T20.SI) Scintronix Corporation Ltd, an investment holding company, provides design and manufacturing services in mechanical components/sub-assemblies and electronics products/modules for the automotives, telecommunications, … Continue reading

[ October 15, 2013 | Author: Admin | Views: 25469 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

In the following video, Motley Fool analyst Austin Smith takes a question about Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) from a Fool reader, who asks, “I gambled … my portfolio was 70% in Apple the last 2.5 years. I sold at $682. Is it worth ever buying it again and at what price?” There’s no doubt that Apple is at the center of technology’s largest revolution ever, and that longtime shareholders have been handsomely rewarded with over 1,000% gains. However, there is a debate raging as to whether Apple remains a buy. The Motley Fool’s senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, is prepared to fill you in on reasons to buy and reasons to sell Apple, and what opportunities are left for the company (and your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now. Best Tech Companies To Watch For 2014: … Continue reading

[ October 10, 2013 | Author: Admin | Views: 6447 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Abbott Labs (NYSE: ABT  ) will release its quarterly report on Wednesday, and investors are getting a bit jittery about the company’s prospects. With Abbott having shed its pharmaceutical division back in January, AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV  ) has been trading separately for more than six months now, and Abbott is still trying to convince investors that it has as much growth potential as the pharma side of the business. So far, though, AbbVie has beaten Abbott in the stock-performance battle as several of the remaining parts of Abbott have suffered from slow growth and industry-specific headwinds. Can Abbott catch up and restore the portion of earnings it got from AbbVie in the past? Let’s take an early look at what’s been happening with Abbott Labs over the past quarter and what we’re likely to see in its quarterly report. Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Alliance Fiber Optic Products … Continue reading

[ July 20, 2013 | Author: Admin | Views: 9329 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Here’s an analysis of a company that I came across which I struggled to value at first. But as I continued to read and learn about the industry, it continued to raise my interest. Take a read and see whether this is an idea that can suit you at the right price. Quick Summary FleetCor is a company with a strong moat in an attractive industry and performing well for shareholders. The company has more room for growth but some questions have to be asked as to whether this will make it a good investment. What is FleetCor Technologies? Having missed out on Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA), stumbling upon FleetCor is a pleasant surprise. FleetCor Technologies is a company that provides fuel cards and payment products used by employees. The company also has lodging cards, but since the overall concept is the same, I will focus most of the … Continue reading

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[ May 10, 2013 | Author: Admin | Views: 62160 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve called one bank or another “the nation’s second (or third, or whatever) largest bank by assets” to help put the bank I’m writing about into context. After doing this countless times, however, I figured that what would really help from a contextual standpoint is a chart. What follows, in turn, is a graph of the nation’s largest lenders — all but one of which has assets in excess of $20 billion. Source: Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ. While it’s not obvious from the chart, you can separate these institutions into three different buckets. The first bucket concerns the most widely discussed too-big-to-fail banks: JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo. Then comes the unofficial too-big-to-fail lenders (those with assets in excess of $50 billion and thus subject to the Federal Reserve’s more stringent stress test process). This group contains U.S. … Continue reading