Top 10 Long Term Stocks For 2014
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Top 10 Long Term Stocks For 2014: ScanSource Inc.(SCSC)
ScanSource, Inc. engages in the wholesale distribution of specialty technology products to technology resellers and integrators in North America, Latin America, and Europe. It offers automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) and point-of-sale (POS) products, which interface with computer systems that automate the collection, processing, and communication of information for commercial and industrial applications, including retail sales, distribution, shipping, inventory control, materials handling, and warehouse management. The company?s ADIC products comprise bar code printers, hand-held and fixed-mount laser scanners, mobile and wireless data collection devices, and magnetic stripe readers; and POS products include computer-based terminals, monitors, receipt printers, pole displays, cash drawers, keyboards, peripheral equipment, and fully integrated processing units. It also sells products that attach to the POS network in the store comprising kiosks, network acce ss points, routers, and digital signage displays. In addition, the company offers voice and data products, such as private branch exchanges (PBX), key systems, and telephone handsets and components for use in voice, fax, data, voice recognition, call center management, and IP communication applications; and converged communications products, including telephone and IP network interfaces, VoIP systems, PBX integration products, and carrier-class board systems-level products. Further, it provides communications solutions, including video and audio conferencing and networking products; telephony solutions, including voice over IP; and computer telephony building blocks. Additionally, the company distributes electronic security equipment, such as identification, access control, video surveillance, intrusion- related products, and wireless infrastructure products. ScanSource, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina.
Top 10 Long Term Stocks For 2014: Syngas Ltd(SYS.AX)
Syngas Limited operates in the energy sector in Australia. It engages in the development of ground coal to liquid projects in South Australia, Victoria, and Queensland. The company?s Clinton project is involved in the development, commissioning, and operation of diesel production facility in Adelaide city in South Australia. It also develops a biomass (renewable) project, including a 5MW biomass to power project in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. In addition, the company holds interests in the Moorlands coal deposit in Adelaide; and the Victorian Lignite project, as well as rights to earn interest in four oil and gas prospects in the Gulf of Mexico. Syngas Limited is based in Melbourne, Australia.
Top 5 Income Stocks For 2014: Gallant Venture Ltd. (5IG.SI)
Gallant Venture Ltd., an investment holding company, engages in the development, construction, operation, and maintenance of industrial properties in Batam Island and Bintan Island, Indonesia. It operates in four segments: Utilities, Industrial Parks, Resort Operations, and Property Development. The Utilities segment provides electricity and water supply, telecommunications services, and waste management and sewage treatment services to the industrial parks in Batam Island and Bintan Island, as well as resorts in Bintan Island. This segment also operates 29 generators and 3 water treatment plants, as well as 2 large reservoirs, which produce approximately 160MW of electrical power and 25,000 cubic meters of clean water per day for its customers. The Industrial parks segment engages in the development, construction, operation, and maintenance of industrial properties, as well as supports infrastructure activities. The Resort Operations segment offers services to resort oper ators in Bintan, including ferry services, ferry terminal operations, property rental, workers accommodation, fire fighting, security, vector monitoring, environment, and medical support services. This segment also conducts estate management and township maintenance services, such as road maintenance and drainage, as well as operates a 24-hour crisis center. The Property Development segment engages in developing industrial and resort properties. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Singapore.
Top 10 Long Term Stocks For 2014: Uranium Equities Ltd(UEQ.AX)
Uranium Equities Limited engages in the exploration and development of uranium mining properties in Australia. The company owns 100% interest in Nabarlek uranium project consisting of approximately 50 square kilometers in the Alligator Rivers Uranium Field, Northern territory. It also engages in the development of uranium, as a by-product, from phosphates used in the production of phosphate based fertilizers in association with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technical Organisation. The company is headquartered in Adelaide, Australia.
Top 10 Long Term Stocks For 2014: Discovery Laboratories Inc.(DSCO)
Discovery Laboratories, Inc., a biotechnology company, focuses on developing products for the treatment of respiratory disease. The company?s product pipeline includes Surfaxin, a synthetic, peptide-containing surfactant that has completed Phase-III pivotal trial for the prevention of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in premature infants; Surfaxin LS, a lyophilized dosage form of Surfaxin in Phase-III clinical trials, which enhances ease of use for healthcare practitioners; and AEROSURF, a drug-device combination product that has completed first pilot Phase II clinical study of aerosolized KL4 surfactant for the prevention of RDS in premature infants. It has license agreements with Philip Morris USA Inc.; Philip Morris Products S.A.; Johnson & Johnson; and Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation for its capillary aerosolization and KL4 surfactant technologies. The company also has a strategic alliance with Laboratorios del Dr. Esteve, S.A. for the development, marketing, and s ale of a portfolio of potential KL4 surfactant products in Andorra, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. Discovery Laboratories, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Warrington, Pennsylvania.
Top 10 Long Term Stocks For 2014: Select Medical Holdings Corporation(SEM)
Select Medical Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiary, Select Medical Corporation, operates specialty hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation clinics in the United States. The company?s Specialty Hospitals segment offers long term acute care hospital services and inpatient acute rehabilitative hospital care. This segment provides services for various medical conditions, such as respiratory failure, neuromuscular disorders, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, strokes, non-healing wounds, cardiac disorders, renal disorders, and cancer. As of December 31, 2011, it operated 110 long term acute care hospitals and 9 inpatient rehabilitation facilities in 28 states. The Outpatient Rehabilitation segment operates clinics; and provides physical, occupational, and speech rehabilitation services. It offers medical rehabilitation services on a contract basis at nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living and senior care centers, schools, and worksites. This segment also pro vides specialized programs, such as functional programs for work related injuries, hand therapy, and athletic training services. As of December 31, 2011, it operated 954 outpatient rehabilitation clinics in 32 states and the District of Columbia. Select Medical Holdings Corporation was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Top 10 Long Term Stocks For 2014: Valhi Inc.(VHI)
Valhi, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the chemicals, component products, and waste management businesses. Its Chemicals segment produces and markets titanium dioxide pigment, a white inorganic pigment used to impart whiteness, brightness, and opacity for applications, such as coatings, plastics and paper, inks, food, and cosmetics. It also mines ilmenite in Norway. The company?s Component Products segment manufactures mechanical and electrical cabinet locks and other locking mechanisms, including disc tumbler locks, pin tumbler locking mechanisms, and electronic locks for the postal, transportation, furniture, banking, vending, general cabinetry, and other industries. Its security products are used in various applications, including ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets, desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, vending and gaming machines, high security medical cabinetry, electrical circuit panels, storage compartments, gas station security, bank bags, and p arking meters. It also provides furniture components comprising precision ball bearing slides and ergonomic computer support systems for use in applications, such as file cabinets, desk drawers, computer related equipment, home appliances, tool storage cabinets, imaging equipment, and automated teller machines. In addition, this segment manufactures and distributes stainless steel exhaust components, gauges, throttle controls, hardware, and accessories primarily for performance boats. Valhi?s Waste Management segment engages in processing, treating, storing, and disposing hazardous, toxic, and low-level radioactive wastes. This segment serves chemical, aerospace, and electronics businesses, as well as governmental agencies. Valhi also offers insurance brokerage and risk management services; holds marketable securities; provides utility services; and owns and develops properties. The company was founded in 1932 and is based in Dallas, Texas. Valhi, Inc. is a subsidiary of Co ntran Corporation.
Top 10 Long Term Stocks For 2014: ArcelorMittal SA (MT)
ArcelorMittal, incorporated on June 8, 2001, is a global steel producer. During the year ended December 31, 2010, ArcelorMittal had steel shipments of approximately 85 million tons and crude steel production of approximately 90.6 million tons. ArcelorMittal produces a range of finished and semi-finished products. ArcelorMittal produces flat products, including sheet and plate, long products, including bars, rods and structural shapes, and stainless steel products. The Company operates in five segments: Flat Carbon Americas; Flat Carbon Europe; Long Carbon Americas and Europe; Asia, Africa and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) (AACIS), and Distribution Solutions. ArcelorMittal also produces pipes and tubes for various applications. ArcelorMittal sells its products in local markets and through its centralized marketing organization to a range of customers in approximately 174 countries, including the automotive, appliance, engineering, construction and machinery indus tries. On February 18, 2011 ArcelorMittal and Nunavut Iron Acquisition Inc. announced they had taken up over 93% of the Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation (Baffinland) under their joint offer. On January 25, 2011, ArcelorMittal approved the spin-off of ArcelorMittal
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