Top 10 Up And Coming Companies To Watch For 2014
When it comes to dividend-paying stocks, bigger isn’t always better. Oftentimes, dividend investors excitedly uncover a company that pays a huge dividend, only to find it soon slashed. Instead of subscribing to crash-and-burn dividend investing, adopt a more sustainable strategy.
When the hunter becomes the hunted
Pursuing yield alone is a dangerous sport. It’s like surfing with a massive paper cut, after popping a month’s worth of blood thinners. When we espouse tunnel vision and focus solely on one metric, like dividend yield, we’re investing with blinders on. No good can possibly come of it. A better strategy is to find dividend stocks that boast reliable dividend growth and low payout ratios, even if that comes at the expense of lower current dividend yields.
Here are three great ones.
Top 10 Up And Coming Companies To Watch For 2014: Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co. Inc.(HITK)
Hi Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, engages in developing, manufacturing, and marketing generic and prescription, over-the-counter (OTC), and nutritional products in liquid and semi-solid dosage forms in the United States. The company offers a range of products for various disease states, including glaucoma, asthma, bronchial disorders, dermatological disorders, allergies, pain, stomach, and oral care. Its generic pharmaceutical products include oral solutions and suspensions, topical creams and ointments, and nasal sprays. The company also manufactures liquid ophthalmic, otic, and inhalation products; and prescription vitamins. In addition, it markets a line of branded products that include OTC medications, nutritional products, cosmetics, and medical devices primarily for people with diabetes. The company offers its products to chain drug stores, drug wholesalers, managed care purchasing organizations, Federal government agencies, generic dis tributors, mass merchandisers, and mail-order pharmacies. Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. was founded in 1982 and is based in Amityville, New York.
- [By CARLOS ARANCIBIA]
Hi-Tech Pharmacal (HITK), another drug manufacturer, is forming a shapely cup-type base. Despite strong sales, earnings, margins and return on equity, the stock is thinly traded.
On Wednesday, Hi-Tech topped expectations for its May-July quarter. Earnings surged 59% and sales 43% as generic pharmaceuticals sales jumped 52% for the quarter. Sales of its generic version of the allergy treatment Flonase more than doubled, thanks to both higher unit sales and average price.
The medical sector has fallen to the bottom fourth of IBD’s sector performance readings. It had been in the top five of 33 earlier this year. But the sector still has some pockets of strength. Ethical drugs and generic drugs are in the top 25 of 197 IBD industry groups.
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Top 10 Up And Coming Companies To Watch For 2014: Cogent Communications Group Inc.(CCOI)
Cogent Communications Group, Inc. provides high-speed Internet access, Internet Protocol, and communications services primarily to small and medium-sized businesses, communications service providers, and other bandwidth-intensive organizations in North America, Europe, and Japan. It offers on-net services to bandwidth-intensive users, such as universities, other Internet service providers, telephone companies, cable television companies, and commercial content providers; and multi-tenant office buildings, including law firms, financial services firms, advertising and marketing firms, and other professional services businesses. The company also provides its on-net services in carrier-neutral colocation facilities, Cogent controlled data centers, and single-tenant office buildings. In addition, it offers off-net services to businesses that are connected to its network primarily by means of last mile access service lines obtained from other carriers primarily in the form of p oint-to-point TDM, POS, SDH, and/or carrier ethernet circuits. Further, the company provides voice services; and Internet connectivity to customers that are not located in buildings directly connected to the company?s network. Additionally, it operates 43 data centers that allow customers to co-locate their equipment and access its network. Cogent Communications Group, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Acegas-Aps S.P.A. operates as a multi-utility company in north-eastern Italy. It engages in the management and distribution of water, electricity, and gas; and collection and treatment of waste primarily in the areas of Trieste and Padova, as well as in the production of electric energy. The company also offers public services, such as funeral services, facility management, district heating, public lighting, management of traffic lights system, and re-lining services. In addition, it involves in waste collection and recycling activities. The company serves families, block of flats, small and medium companies, big companies, sectoral trade associations, and public administrations. Acegas-Aps S.P.A. is headquartered in Trieste, Italy.
Top 10 Up And Coming Companies To Watch For 2014: Intellipharmaceutics International Inc.(IPCI)
Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. engages in the research, development, and manufacture of novel or generic controlled and targeted release oral solid dosage drugs. The company?s patented Hypermatrix technology is a multidimensional controlled-release drug delivery platform that can be applied to the development of various existing and new pharmaceuticals. It has a pipeline of products in various stages of development in therapeutic areas, including neurology, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal tract, pain, and infection. The company?s lead generic product under development includes generic Focalin XR (dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride), an extended-release capsule for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Intellipharmaceutics has a license and commercialization agreement with Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. for the development and commercialization of generic Focalin XR. The company also has five generic products filed with the FDA, including a gene r ic of Effexor XR (venlafaxine hydrochloride), an extended-release capsule for depression; Protonix (pantoprazole sodium), a delayed-release tablet for conditions associated with gastroesophageal disease; Glucophage XR (metformin hydrochloride), an extended-release tablet for managing type 2 diabetes; Seroquel XR (quetiapine fumarate), an extended-release tablet for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder; and Lamictal XR (lamotrigine), an extended-release tablet for the treatment of anti-convulsant for epilepsy. Its lead non-generic product under development is Rexista (oxycodone), an abuse- and alcohol-deterrent controlled-release oral oxycodone hydrochloride formulation for the relief of pain. The company also has a under late stage development product, such as Coreg CR (carvedilol phosphate), an extended-release capsule for hypertension and heart conditions. IntelliPharmaCeutics International Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based i n Toronto, Canada.
Top 10 Up And Coming Companies To Watch For 2014: RM Plc(RM.L)
RM plc provides educational products and services for schools, colleges, universities, and local government and central government departments and agencies in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company offers learning technologies, education resources, and assessment and data services. Its learning technologies products consist of classroom technology comprising learning platforms, computer systems, and interactive teaching equipment; and infrastructure and managed services, including systems, networking, and MIS. The company?s education resources comprise curriculum-focused products, such as teaching equipment and materials, furniture, and software. Its assessment and data services consist of systems, platforms, and outsourcing for testing and qualifications; and data analysis and dissemination services for teachers, parents, and policy makers. The company offers various products and services through its Web site, including application software and educational s oftware; laptops, and desktop and mobile PCs; peripherals and electronic products, such as printers and scanners, monitors, TVs, digital signage, mice and keyboards, cameras and camcorders, and audio-visual and music devices; notebook and printer accessories; storage and media products; PC components and memory products; monitor and display accessories; and cables and connectors. Its other products comprise networking and communication products and services, which include network cables and accessories, Internet and email, and servers, storage, and backup products; educational/teaching products; and office products and furniture for teaching and learning environment. The company also offers training, support services, insurance and warranty, collection and disposal services, and RM UtilEyes monitors, as well as involves in leasing servers, software, and furniture. RM plc was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Abingdon, the United Kingdom.
Top 10 Up And Coming Companies To Watch For 2014: Ringbolt Ventures Ltd (RBV.V)
North American Potash Developments Inc., an exploration stage company, engages in acquiring and developing agricultural assets in the United States. It holds interests in the Lisbon Valley potash property that has 9 mineral leases covering 6,277 acres located in the Paradox Basin, Utah; the Holbrook Basin Potash property, which has 15 exploration permits covering 9,594 acres located in the Apache County, Arizona; and the Hornby Basin uranium property that consists of 4 mineral claims covering approximately 10,330 acres located in the Great Bear Lake area of the Northwest Territories. North American Potash Developments Inc . was formerly known as Ringbolt Ventures Ltd. and changed its name to North American Potash Developments Inc. in November 2011. North American Potash Developments Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.
Top 10 Up And Coming Companies To Watch For 2014: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)
Parker Hannifin Corporation manufactures fluid power systems, electromechanical controls, and related components worldwide. Its Industrial segment offers pneumatic and electromechanical components, and systems; filters, systems, and instruments to monitor and remove contaminants from fuel, air, oil, water, and other liquids and gases; connectors that control, transmit, and contain fluid; hydraulic components and systems for builders and users of industrial and mobile machinery and equipment; critical flow components for process instrumentation, healthcare, and ultra-high-purity applications; and static and dynamic sealing devices. This segment sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their replacement markets in the manufacturing, transportation, and processing industries. The company?s Aerospace segment provides flight control systems and components, including hydraulic, electrohydraulic, electric backup hydraulic, electrohydrostatic, and electro -mechanical components for precise control of aircraft rudders, elevators, ailerons, and other aerodynamic control surfaces. It also provides electronics thermal management heat rejection systems, and single-phase and two-phase heat collection systems for radar, ISAR, and power electronics. This segment markets its products primarily to OEMs in the commercial, military, and general aviation markets, as well as to end users. Its Climate and Industrial Controls segment offers systems and components primarily for use in the mobile and stationary refrigeration, and air conditioning industry; and in fluid control applications in various industries, such as processing, fuel dispensing, beverage dispensing, and mobile emissions. This segment serves OEMs and their replacement markets. Parker-Hannifin Corporation markets its products through direct-sales employees, independent distributors, wholesalers, and sales representatives. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered i n Cleveland, Ohio.
- [By Putnam]
Parker Hannifin (PH) operates in a broadly diversified engineering industry with peers such as General Electric (GE) and 3M Company (MMM). Its products serve aerospace, commercial, mobile and industrial markets.
The 2011 fiscal year was stellar for Parker. An all time record of $12.3 billion in sales was reached, a 23.5% increase. Net income increased a whopping 90%.
The common stock currently trades at a price to earnings ratio of 10.5, below the industry average of 14.8 and historical average of 14. Price to book ratio is 2.02 with price to cash flow being 7.3.
Making comparisons in a broadly diversified industry is difficult, since products and service offerings vary greatly between businesses. Therefore, the peer company’s business lines and products were used as the main selection criteria for peer analysis.
Top 10 Up And Coming Companies To Watch For 2014: Aeris Technologies Ltd(AEI.AX)
Aeris Environmental Limited, an integrated environmental services and technology company, provides solutions for controlling bacterial and fungal contamination of air-conditioning infrastructure and components in Australia and the United States. Its technologies focus on multi-enzyme biofilm removal solutions and residual anti-microbial coatings. The company involves in the research, development, commercialization, and distribution of AerisGuard, which comprises a suite of products, including specifically formulated cleaning agents and residual antimicrobial treatment solutions designed for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems hygiene. Its AerisGuard suite of products include heat exchange coil cleaning solution, coil treatment product, surface and duct cleaner, surface and duct treatment product, filter treatment product, bioactive condensate pan tablet, water treatment system, and OEM coatings. The company also offers air-conditioning and refrigeration reme diation services to commercial customers; and site-specific water treatment remediations to industrial customers. Aeris Environmental Limited is headquartered in Rosebery, Australia.
Top 10 Up And Coming Companies To Watch For 2014: LaCrosse Footwear Inc.(BOOT)
LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of footwear for the work and outdoor markets. The company offers its products under the DANNER and LACROSSE brand names. Its Danner?s product offerings include product categories, such as uniform, hunting, work, hiking, and related accessories; and LaCrosse?s product offerings comprise product categories, such as hunting, work, cold weather, and related accessories. The company markets its products through employee field sales staff, independent distributors, sporting goods and outdoor retailers, general merchandise and independent shoe stores, wholesalers, industrial distributors, independent distributor and dealer networks outside the United States, Internet Websites, and a factory store in Portland, Oregon, as well as through federal, state, and other government agencies. LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
Top 10 Up And Coming Companies To Watch For 2014: Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. (ELS)
Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm engages in the ownership and operation of lifestyle oriented properties. Its portfolio of properties include various amenities and common facilities, such as a clubhouse, a swimming pool, laundry facilities, and cable television service, sauna/whirlpool spas, golf courses, tennis, shuffleboard and basketball courts, and exercise rooms. The firm leases developed sites to owners of manufactured homes referred to as resort homes, park models referred to as resort cottages, and recreational vehicles. It primarily invests in the markets of the United States. The firm primarily invests in land with lower maintenance costs and customer turnover costs, high quality real estate in and around major metropolitan areas, high barriers to entry, retirement and vacation destinations, growth markets, and appreciating component of real estate2. It was formerly known as Home Communities, Inc. The firm was founded in 1992 and is based in Chicago, Illinois with additional offices in Clearwater, Florida, Phoenix, Arizona, and Aurora, Colorado.
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