Top 10 High Tech Companies To Invest In 2014

[ August 28, 2013 | Author: Admin | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Yesterday’s combination of horrible news, including the tragic explosion in Boston and troubling concerns on the economic front, left investors shaken. Yet this morning, the regular business of the market appeared to calm investors’ fears, as some favorable news on the earnings front helped investors refocus on signs of improvement for the U.S. economy. By 10:45 a.m. EDT, the Dow Jones Industrials (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) were up more than 65 points, albeit putting only a small dent in yesterday’s 266-point drop. Broader markets saw similar gains of about half a percent.

The big winner among the 30 Dow stocks is Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO  ) , which has spiked by more than 5% after releasing highly encouraging earnings. Although revenue dropped by 1%, overall sales volume posted a 4% gain, and the company’s adjusted earnings-per-share figure beat estimates by a penny despite some adverse calendar effects in comparison with last year’s quarter. Moreover, investors responded favorably to Coke’s decision to sell off some of its U.S. distribution assets to its team of independent bottlers. Although long-term trends may reassert themselves at some point, Coke’s news shows that counting the soft-drink giant out isn’t a smart move.

Top 10 High Tech Companies To Invest In 2014: Sears Canada Inc Com Npv(SCC.TO)

Sears Canada Inc. operates as a multi-channel retailer in Canada. The company operates department stores that offer appliances, home furnishings and mattresses, home decor, lawn and garden, hardware, electronics and leisure, seasonal products, nursery products, cosmetics, jewelry, footwear, and accessories, as well as women?s, men?s, and children?s apparel; home stores, which provide home improvement products; and home dealer stores that offer furniture, home electronics, outdoor power equipment, and merchandise. It also operates outlet stores, which provide clearance merchandise; appliances and mattresses stores that offer appliances, mattresses and box-springs, and products of private label and various national brands; operates and franchises appliance specialty stores under the Corbeil name; and floor covering centers that offer an assortment of broadloom and hard floor coverings. In addition, the company provides a range of home services, including the sale, install at ion, maintenance, and repair of heating and cooling equipment, roofing, doors and windows, flooring, window coverings, energy audits, kitchen and bathroom renovations, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and duct cleaning; and travel and logistics services. Further, it offers products directly through telephone, mail, fax, and online at sears.ca, as well as in person through its stores and catalogue agents. As of May 24, 2012, the company operated 196 corporate stores, 278 hometown dealer stores, 29 home services showrooms, 1,500 catalogue and online merchandise pick-up locations, and 105 Sears Travel offices, as well as a home maintenance, repair, and installation network. Additionally, it has joint venture interests in 12 shopping centers in Canada. The company was formerly known as Simpsons-Sears Limited and changed its name to Sears Canada Inc. in May 1984. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Sears Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of Sears H o ldings Corporation.

Top 10 High Tech Companies To Invest In 2014: Food Junction Holdings Limited(529.SI)

Food Junction Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the operation and management of food courts, and food and beverage stalls. The company operates food courts under the Food Junction, Food Culture, FJ Square, Food Garden, and The Food place brand names. It also manages and operates a portfolio of restaurants, including Tetsu Japanese restaurant in Singapore; Malone?s American cafe and restaurant chain in China; Food Apps under the brand names of Toast@Work and Black Ramen Japanese noodle house; and Lippo Chiuchow restaurant in Hong Kong. In addition, the company operates SOEZ Cooking Studio and SOEZ Cooking Playground that offers cooking classes to various participants, including tourists, adults, kids, corporate groups, and domestic helpers. As of 31 May, 2012, it managed and operated 18 food courts in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia, as well as 31 self-operated food court stalls and 9 Toast@Work outlets. The company was founded in 1993 and is h eadquartered in Singapore. Food Junction Holdings Limited is a subsidiary of APG Strategic Investment Private Limited.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Clearfield Inc.(CLFD)

Clearfield, Inc. offers telecommunications equipment and products in the United States. It engages in the design and manufacture of standard and custom connectivity products, such as fiber distribution systems, optical components, outside plant cabinets, and fiber and copper cable assemblies. The company?s products include Clearview cassettes; Clearview xPAK to land small port count fiber terminations and optical components; Fieldsmart fiber crossover distribution systems that provide fiber management modularity and scalability across the fiber network; FieldSmart fiber scalability center, a modular and scalable outside plant cabinet, which allow users to align their capital equipment expense with subscriber revenue; and FieldSmart fiber delivery point product line for the access network that incorporates the delivery of fiber connectivity to the neighborhood or business district. It also offers FieldSmart Small Count Delivery, a series of enclosure systems and wall-mount enclosures optimized for environments, such as cell backhaul, business class service delivery, node segmentation, and fiber exhaust in a field pedestal, sub-station turn-up, or fiber-to-the-desk deployment; and CraftSmart, a line of optical protection field enclosures used in the fiber industry for the optimization of fiber protection and storage. In addition, the company packages optical components for signal coupling, splitting, termination, multiplexing, demultiplexing, and attenuation for a seamless integration within its fiber management platform. It serves communication service providers consisting of fiber-to-the-premises; large enterprises; and original equipment manufacturer markets through various sales channels comprising direct to customers, distribution partners, and original equipment suppliers. The company was formerly known as APA Enterprises, Inc. and changed its name to Clearfield, Inc. in January 2008. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered i n Plymouth, Minnesota.

Top 10 High Tech Companies To Invest In 2014: Anchor Bancorp(ANCB)

Anchor Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Anchor Bank that provides various banking products and services in western Washington. It generates deposit products comprising checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposit. The company offers a range of loan products consisting of one- to four-family residential real estate loans, real estate construction loans, land acquisition and development loans, commercial real estate loans, multi-family real estate loans, commercial business loans, and consumer loans. As of June 30, 2011, it had 1 administrative office, 14 full service banking offices, and 1 loan center. Anchor Bancorp was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Lacey, Washington.

Top 10 High Tech Companies To Invest In 2014: Pimco New York Municipal Income Fund II(PNI)

PIMCO New York Municipal Income Fund II is a mutual fund launched and managed by Allianz Global Investors Fund Management LLC. The fund is co-managed by Pacific Investment Management Company LLC. It operates as a closed-end management investment company. The fund invests in municipal bonds. It also invests in New York variable rate notes, New York variable rate demand notes, and U.S. treasury bills. PIMCO New York Municipal Income Fund II was formed in 2002 and is domiciled in United States.

Top 10 High Tech Companies To Invest In 2014: Reed Elsevier PLC(RUK)

Reed Elsevier PLC provides professional information solutions worldwide. The company?s Elsevier segment offers scientific, technical, and medical information solutions. This segment publishes science and technology research articles and book titles; and abstract and citation database of research literature, as well as offers information and workflow tools that help researchers generate insights in the advancement of scientific discovery. The Elsevier segment also provides medical journals, books, reference works, databases, and online information tools to medical researchers, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, students, hospitals, research institutions, health insurers, managed healthcare organizations, and pharmaceutical companies. Its LexisNexis Risk Solutions segment offers data and analytics for the insurance industry; risk management, identity verification, fraud detection, credit risk management, and compliance solutions for financial institutions; invest igative solutions; and employment-related, resident and volunteer screening services. The company?s Lexisnexis Legal and Professional segment provides legal, tax, regulatory, and business information solutions. Its Reed Exhibitions segment organizes exhibitions and conferences for the broadcasting, TV, music, and entertainment; building and construction; electronics and electrical engineering; alternative energy, oil, and gas; engineering, manufacturing, and processing; gifts; interior design; IT and telecoms; jewelry; life sciences and pharmaceuticals; marketing; property and real estate; sports and recreation; and travel sectors. The company?s Reed Business Information segment provides data services, information, and marketing solutions to business professionals; produces industry critical data services, lead generation tools, and online community and job sites; and publishes business magazines. Reed Elsevier PLC was founded in 1894 and is based in London, the United Kin g dom.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By James K. Glassman]

     Among funds that invest in large foreign stocks with a blend of growth and value attributes, Artisan International Value has delivered the best return over the past ten years — an amazing 14.3% annualized, according to Morningstar. Near the top of its portfolio is Reed Elsevier (symbol: RUK), a London-based firm that offers professional information services, including scientific journals and the LexisNexis legal database. Getting my attention are a sterling balance sheet, a P/E of 13, a dividend yield of 1.8% and a business with a broad moat — in this case, brand names that deter inroads by competitors.

  • [By James K. Glassman]

    52-Week High: $42.21

    52-Week Low: $28.66

    Annual Revenue: $9.6 billion

    Projected 2013 Earnings Growth: 2.8% 

    Among funds that invest in large foreign stocks with a blend of growth and value attributes, Artisan International Value has delivered the best return over the past ten years — an amazing 14.3% annualized, according to Morningstar. Near the top of its portfolio is Reed Elsevier (symbol: RUK), a London-based firm that offers professional information services, including scientific journals and the LexisNexis legal database. Getting my attention are a sterling balance sheet, a P/E of 13, a dividend yield of 1.8% and a business with a broad moat — in this case, brand names that deter inroads by competitors.

Top 10 High Tech Companies To Invest In 2014: Rand Mining NL(RND.AX)

RAND Mining Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral resources in Australia. It primarily explores for gold and silver. The company was formerly known as Rand Mining NL and changed its name to RAND Mining Ltd. in February 2011. The company was incorporated in 1966 and is based in South Perth, Australia.

Top 10 High Tech Companies To Invest In 2014: Northampton Group Inc. (NHG.V)

Northampton Group Inc. owns, constructs, develops, and manages hotels primarily in Canada. As of July 19, 2012, it had interests in 2,129 rooms in 17 hotels that are located in southern Ontario and Quebec, Canada, as well as in the United States. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.

Top 10 High Tech Companies To Invest In 2014: Ztest Electronics Inc (ZTE.V)

ZTEST Electronics Inc., through its subsidiary, Permatech Electronics Corporation, offers electronic manufacturing services in Canada. The company engages in designing, developing, and assembling printed circuit boards and other electronic equipment. Its services also include materials management, and printed circuit board design and testing. The company serves customers in the medical, power, computer, telecommunication, wireless, industrial, and consumer electronics markets. ZTEST Electronics Inc. was founded in 1960 and is based in North York, Canada.

Top 10 High Tech Companies To Invest In 2014: Teekay Corporation(TK)

Teekay Corporation engages in the marine transportation of crude oil and gas in Bermuda and internationally. Its Shuttle Tanker and FSO segment operates shuttle tankers, and floating storage and off-take (FSO) units for offloading and transportation of cargo from oil field installations to onshore terminals; and provides floating storage services for oil field installations. The company?s FPSO segment provides floating production, processing, and storage services through floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) units. Its Liquefied Gas segment comprises liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas carriers. The company?s Conventional Tanker segment operates conventional crude oil and product tankers that are employed on long-term fixed-rate time-charter contracts. As of December 31, 2010, its fleet consisted of 151 vessels, including 11 vessels under construction. The company serves energy and utility companies, oil traders, oil and LNG consumers, p e troleum product producers, government agencies, and various other entities that depend upon marine transportation. Teekay Corporation was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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