Top 10 Stock Investments For 2014
Each of the Big Four banks took a pounding last week, but none quite as hard as Citigroup (NYSE: C ) , and this week isn’t shaping up to be much better. Down 2.56% about two and a half hours into trading, the superbank sheered off 5.82% last week, for a grand total loss-to-date of 8.36%. There’s little question what’s driving these losses, so the real question is, when will they stop, or at the very least, slow down?
It’s been a hard day’s week
To recap, last Wednesday Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the central bank’s program of monthly bond purchases might start to be tapered off beginning later this year: if, and he made it clear it is a very big if, encouraging economic data continues to comes in.
But all investors heard was that quantitative easing was going away, and markets around the world tumbled. Here in the U.S., the S&P 500 is down 4.11% from Wednesday’s close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 3.71% for the same time period.
Top 10 Stock Investments For 2014: Pansoft Company Limited(PSOF)
Pansoft Company Limited engages in the development and marketing of accounting and enterprise resource planning software primarily for the oil and gas industry in the People?s Republic of China. It offers software solutions in various business operations, including accounting, order processing, shipping, invoicing, inventory control, and customer relationship management. The company?s products comprise PanBI, a platform for business data analysis, model building, statements processing, and data storage building; PanXI, a database management platform, which converts business operational data into accounting systems and used in generating financial documents; PanMM, a supply chain management software for large enterprises; and PanSchema, a development platform that focuses on management information products. It also provides various services, including software systems development, software integration, software compatibility enhancement, functionality expansion, and busin e ss process reengineering, as well as support, training, maintenance, and execution client services. The company was formerly known as Time Maker Limited and changed its name to Pansoft Company Limited in March 2006. Pansoft Company Limited was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Jinan, China. Pansoft Company Limited operates as a subsidairy of Timesway Group, Ltd.
Top 10 Stock Investments For 2014: Peoples Federal Bancshares Inc.(PEOP)
Peoples Federal Bancshares, Inc. operates as a holding company for Peoples Federal Savings Bank that provides financial services to individuals and small businesses. The company?s deposit accounts include passbook and statement savings, certificates of deposit, money market, commercial and regular checking, NOW, and individual retirement accounts. It offers one- to four-family residential mortgage, home equity and lines of credit, multi-family real estate, commercial real estate, construction, consumer, and commercial loans. It operates six banking offices located in Brighton, Allston, West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Brookline and Norwood. The company was founded in 1888 and is based in Brighton, Massachusetts.
10 Best Small Cap Stocks To Own For 2014: Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.(GILT)
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. provides Internet Protocol (IP) based digital satellite communication and networking products and services worldwide. The company engages in the design, production, and marketing of very small aperture terminals (VSATs) and related VSAT network equipment, such as power amplifiers and low-profile antennas. Its VSAT products include SkyEdge and SkyEdge II products that deliver broadband connectivity, such as Internet, voice, data, and video services. The company also provides Spacenet managed network communications services through satellite networks and hybrid satellite terrestrial networks; and Wavestream solid state power amplifiers to system integrators that serve various defense and homeland security agencies. It also offers SkyAbis solution that provides cellular backhaul for rural communications; Connexstar networks that are standardized commercial grade satellite services; and StarBand satellite Internet services, which are geared for sm all office and residential users. In addition, the company provides various solutions, including project management, network design, deployment logistics, implementation and integration, operational services, and maintenance and support. It sells its products primarily to communication service providers and operators that use VSATs to serve enterprise, government, and residential users, as well as directly to end-users. Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel.
Top 10 Stock Investments For 2014: Wayside Technology Group Inc.(WSTG)
Wayside Technology Group, Inc., an information technology channel company, resells software and hardware, as well as provides technical services to software development and information technology professionals primarily in the United States and Canada. It offers various products from publishers of software and tools for virtualization, networking, software development, database modeling, security, and other technical domains. The company operates in two segments, Lifeboat Distribution and TechXtend. The Lifeboat segment distributes technical software through a network of corporate and value-added resellers, consultants, and systems integrators. The TechXtend segment sells technical software, hardware, and services for microcomputers, servers, and networks to individual programmers, corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions. Wayside Technology Group, Inc. markets products through its Web sites, local and online seminars, and print and electronic catalo gs, as well as through direct e-mail and printed materials. The company was formerly known as Programmer?s Paradise, Inc. and changed its name to Wayside Technology Group, Inc. in August 2006. Wayside Technology Group, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.
Top 10 Stock Investments For 2014: Bluefly Inc.(BFLY)
Bluefly, Inc. operates as an Internet retailer. The company, through its e-commerce Web site, Bluefly.com, sells approximately 350 brands of men?s and women?s designer apparel, and accessories at discount prices in the United States. It also focuses on selling fashionable prescription eyewear through an e-commerce Web site. The company was formerly known as Pivot Rules Inc. and changed its name to Bluefly, Inc. in October 1998. Bluefly, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is based in New York, New York.
Top 10 Stock Investments For 2014: Allied Motion Technologies Inc.(AMOT)
Allied Motion Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells motors, electronic motion controls, and gearing and optical encoder products. It offers brushless and brush direct current (DC) motors, drives, and control electronics comprising servo motors, frameless motors, torque motors, and high speed brushless DC motors for semiconductor manufacturing, industrial automation, medical equipment, military, and aerospace markets. The company also provides high resolution encoders, precision high resolution servo motors, and integrated motor/encoder assemblies to the aerospace and defense, telecommunications, semiconductor, and scanning equipment manufacturing markets. In addition, it offers fractional horsepower permanent magnet DC and brushless DC motors for original equipment applications in various markets, such as trucks, buses, boats, RV’s, off-road vehicles, health, fitness, medical, and industrial equipment; and fractional and integral horsepower geared motion solut ions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the commercial and industrial equipment, healthcare, recreation, and non-automotive transportation markets. Further, the company provides motion control technology comprising integrated power electronics, digital controls, and network communications for motor control and power conversion; reduction gearboxes for dialysis equipment, industrial ink jet printers, cash dispensers, bar code readers, laser scanning equipment, fuel injection systems, HVAC actuators, waste water treatment, dosing systems, textile manufacturing, document handling equipment, and studio television cameras; and drive electronics, software, and mechanical processes to OEM customers in industrial, commercial, and medical applications. It distributes its products through its sales force, independent sales representatives, agents, and distributors primarily in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.
Top 10 Stock Investments For 2014: TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation(TRW)
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells automotive systems, modules, and components for automotive original equipment manufacturers and related after-markets. It operates in four segments: Chassis Systems, Occupant Safety Systems, Electronics, and Automotive Components. The Chassis Systems segment offers product lines relating to steering gears and systems, foundation brakes, modules, brake controls, and linkage and suspension. The Occupant Safety Systems segment provides airbags, seat belts, steering wheels, and occupant restraint systems. The Electronics segment offers various products comprising safety electronics, radio frequency electronics, chassis electronics, powertrain electronics, and driver assist systems. The Automotive Components provides body controls, engine valves, and engineered fasteners and components. The company offers its products for passenger cars, light trucks, and commercial vehicles worldwid e. TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. was founded in 1904 and is based in Livonia, Michigan.
- [By James K. Glassman]
With auto sales reviving, things are looking up at TRW Automotive (symbol: TRW). The Livonia, Mich., firm is a leading supplier of safety systems to carmakers worldwide — think seat belts, airbags, and braking and driver-assist systems. Over the past five years, TRW has cut long-term debt by 55%. It now has $1.2 billion in cash on its books — 62% more than in 2008. And in 2012, it initiated a $1 billion share-buyback program. TRW expects revenues from China and South America to grow 10% a year through 2014, offsetting flat sales in Europe. The stock sells for 8 times estimated 2013 profits.
Top 10 Stock Investments For 2014: Eaton Vance Limited Duration Income Fund (EVV)
Eaton Vance Limited Duration Income Fund is a closed-ended fixed income mutual fund launched and managed by Eaton Vance Management. The fund invests in the fixed income markets of the United States. It seeks to invest in the securities of companies operating across the diversified sectors. The fund invests in senior, secured floating-rate loans, mortgage-backed securities, and corporate bonds that are rated below investment grade quality, known as junk bonds with an average duration of 3.47 years and average quality BBB/BBB-. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index, the Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Index, and the Barclays Capital U.S. Intermediate Government Bond Index. Eaton Vance Limited Duration Income Fund was formed on May 30, 2003 and is domiciled in the United States.
Top 10 Stock Investments For 2014: Bottomline Technologies Inc. (EPAY)
Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. provides cloud-based payment, invoice, and banking solutions to corporations, insurance companies, financial institutions, and banks worldwide. Its solutions are used to streamline, automate, and manage processes and transactions involving global payments, invoice receipt and approval, collections, cash and document management, risk mitigation, reporting, and document archive. The company’s products include cash management and treasury platforms that enable banks to offer ACH and BACS payments, wires, international payments, check production, balance and information reporting, and cash management facilities; and legal spend management solutions, which integrate with claims management, and time and billing systems to automate legal invoice management processes. It also offers Paymode-X, a business-to-business electronic settlement network, such as online access to purchase orders, invoices, payments, and remittance details, as well a s comprehensive workflow and turnkey vendor enrollment and support; and WebSeries and C-Series, the payment and document automation solutions that generate payment instructions along with consolidated bank reporting of cash activity. In addition, the company provides forms management, mobile documentation, workflow automation, and payments solutions to healthcare organizations. Further, it offers SWIFT access service that enables corporations exchange financial information with their banks and counterparties. Additionally, the company provides consulting, project implementation, and training services; and consumable products for laser check printing that comprise magnetic ink character recognition toner and blank-paper check stock, as well as printers and printer-related equipment. Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. sells its products directly through sales force, as well as through various channel partners and resellers. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Top 10 Stock Investments For 2014: CTC Media Inc.(CTCM)
CTC Media, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent media company. It operates the CTC, Domashny, and Peretz television networks in Russia. The company also operates Channel 31, a television network in Kazakhstan, as well as a television channel in Moldova offering entertainment programming. In addition, it is involved in in-house production operations that focus on series, sitcoms, and shows. CTC Media, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Moscow, the Russian Federation.
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