The Central Board of Trustees (CBT) of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has suggested a reduction of interest rate on PF balances to 8.55% for 2017-18 as compared to 8.65% the year before. Two years ago, the EPFO paid 8.8% on EPF balances. How good is provident fund returns compared to returns in other products especially small savings instruments? Here are some of the features that make it an attractive savings options.
Despite the falling rates, EPF still holds saving advantage over other retirement savings fund. Kunal Bajaj is CEO & founder of Clearfunds.com said that it is backed by Government of India and secondly, while the rates may vary each year, they generally move around a small band. “Importantly, EPF is tax-free during the period interest is earned as well as at the time of withdrawal,” he added.
Benefit of investing in EPF
EPF can be easily transferred from one company to the other through UAN (Universal Account Number) if one changes jobs. However, in case of PPF, changing the account from one bank to bank to another is a huge hassle if you go by anecdotal evidence. In case of fixed deposits, there is no portability among banks.
Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: NV5 Global, Inc.(NVEE)
- [By Logan Wallace]
NV5 Global (NASDAQ:NVEE) VP Richard Tong sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.40, for a total transaction of $66,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 34,933 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,319,551.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.
- [By Shane Hupp]
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- [By Jason Hall]
NV5’s (NASDAQ:NVEE) stock has been up and down and all around since being recommended, but the company still looks to be in a fantastic long-term position. Pattern Energy’s (NASDAQ:PEGI) stock has been a bit worse for wear, as the tax code has presented some new and significant challenges. But Pattern’s story doesn’t end there, and there’s plenty of bright spots for the business. Tune in to find out how rec-worthy these companies are today and what investors need to know about them before buying.
Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Eagle Materials Inc(EXP)
- [By Stephen Mack]
Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP) started in 1963 as a subsidiary of Centex Construction Products. The Dallas-based company spun itself off in 2004. It’s a leading provider of materials you probably don’t think much about but absolutely need.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Eagle Materials Inc (NYSE: EXP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $306.04 million.
AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $231.53 million.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Despite some weather issues during the quarter, Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) finished its fiscal year on a positive note and delivered record revenue. That solid finish enabled the diversified materials producer to set full-year records for both sales and earnings. Meanwhile, with a strong balance sheet and some tailwinds at its back, the company sees even better days ahead.
Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Camping World Holdings, Inc. (CWH)
- [By Steve Symington]
Shares of Camping World Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CWH) were down 17.3% as of 3:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday after the RV dealer announced mixed first-quarter 2018 resultsand warned of a slow start to its peak selling season.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY trimmed its position in Camping World (NYSE:CWH) by 37.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 10,006 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,077 shares during the quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Camping World were worth $448,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
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Camping World (CWH) dropped as much as 17% in trading Tuesday after the company reported revenue growth of 21%, a deceleration from the previous quarter’s growth of 35%. Additionally, CEO Marcus Lemonis said that unseasonably cold weather likely impacted the early part of the industry’s peak selling season.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Camping World (NYSE:CWH) was downgraded by research analysts at TheStreet from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
The popularity of recreational vehicles has been rising, and Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH) has been maneuvering itself toward the front of the pack to take advantage of the trend. Although competition in the RV business is fierce, the space is quite segmented, and Camping World has a golden opportunity to build out its national presence, and begin to unify its retail face under a single corporate roof — even as it branches out in new directions in an attempt to become an even broader, all-outdoors giant.
Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Home Federal Bancorp Inc.(HOME)
- [By Logan Wallace]
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Real Money columnist Robert Lang says that while retail “has certainly had its challenges over the past couple of years, between difficulties in the mall and then the big gorilla in the room, Action Alerts PLUS holding Amazon (AMZN) …there are a handful of names that continue to perform well, one of those is At Home Group (HOME) .
Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Hertz Global Holdings Inc(HTZ)
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced
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Companies Reporting After The Bell
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39
- [By Paul Ausick]
After markets closed on Monday, rental car company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) and real-estate firm Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) reported quarterly results. Before markets opened Tuesday morning Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) and Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) also released earnings reports. Here’s a quick look at the reports and the reactions to them.