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On Tuesday night’s “Mad Money,” host Jim Cramer talked about selling and how many people have misconceptions about selling. Cramer explained to viewers that waiting until the stock reaches a certain price, even a break-even price, can back fire. He used as an example the case of Netflix (NFLX). It rose from the $50’s to the $200’s. Once several of its plans backfired, there was still time to sell. Then, the price dropped even lower after a series of bad calls by NFLX management – and there was still time to sell. NFLX closed Tuesday at just $77.37 after falling almost 35%. The point Cramer was making is that a stock can always go lower and there is no guarantee it will ever go back up, no matter how strong its performance had been. YOu can go to Insider Monkey for the recap of Jim Cramer's Mad Money.
Since Jim Cramer is known to be knowledgeable about stocks, let us take a closer look about its stock picks in October. Insider Monkey has an article about "Jim Cramer Stock Picks (October 26th)".
Jim Cramer's Mad Money is one of the top watched TV shows on CNBC. Nearly two hundred fifty thousand people watch his show daily on TV and most of these are ordinary investors trying to understand what’s going on in the market. Jim Cramer’s stock picks on his show is the starting point for many investments made by these folks.
Here are Jim Cramer's stock picks on Mad Money on October 26th: Atlantic Power (AT): Cramer told a viewer that buying Atlantic Power without their planned acquisition might be worth the risk, especially with the 7.7% yield. Atlantic Power has a $1.16 billion market cap and trades at 49.6 times earnings. You can go to Insider Monkey for more details about Jim Cramer's stock picks in November.
Jim Cramer is the host of the popular Mad Money that tackles about stocks. Insider Monkey has made a blogging about "Jim Cramer’s Mad Money Stock Picks". Jim Cramer's Mad Money is one of the top watched TV shows on CNBC. Nearly two hundred fifty thousand people watch Mad Money daily on TV and most of these are ordinary investors trying to understand what’s going on in the market. Jim Cramer’s bullish and bearish stock picks on Mad Money is the starting point for many investments made by these folks. During the October 27th Mad Money, Cramer discussed the following stocks:
Manitowoc (MTW): A superb sales increase and solid business model makes Jim Cramer thinks this multi-industry capital goods maker can go higher. Cramer recommended buying if the price falls to $10 per share. Manitowoc has a $1.56 billion market cap. Please go to Insider Monkey for more information about Jim Cramer.
Wanna know more what Jim Cramer say anything about stocks? Insider Monkey made a blog about "3 Buys and 2 Sells from Jim Cramer". On Jim Cramer’s Mad Money Wednesday night (last week), he discussed a variety of stocks and talked about the recent market rally. He explained “when stocks have run too much, they often get overextended” and the price starts to matter. Eventually, it reaches a point where it is too high and investors need to step back. Of the stocks Jim Cramer discussed in detail Wednesday night, five really stand out:
Corning, Inc (GLW): Cramer recommends buy on this stock. GLW has been on a continuous descent, falling 40% after hitting its 52 week high in February. Then, GLW issued its third quarter report. It was better than analysts expected. Revenues rose almost 30% from the same quarter last year and a “6-cent earnings beat off a 42-cent basis.” They were smart. They had lowered expectations in early September and set the bar where they knew they could reach it, then, once they did, they declared “a 50% increase in quarterly dividend… and announced a $1.5 billion buyback.” Cramer says the move signaled that the company thinks its stock is too low and Cramer thinks they are right. He called the stock is a total bargain. GLW closed Wednesday at $14.13. GLW’s forward PE ratio is 8 and the stock is expected to grow in low double digits over the next 5 years. We also believe GLW is a good long-term investment and support Cramer’s call. To know more about Jim Cramer, please go to Insider Monkey.
Jim Cramer was enthusiastic on Friday night’s Mad Money after the Dow gained 267 points but he is still cautious, noting that the US markets are still held hostage by the debt situation in Europe, “even if most of our companies aren’t.” Cramer thinks that once the EU unveils a plan, or at least a number, its going to be enough to set things on more solid ground within the markets.
Here are Jim Cramer's stock picks and their performance since October 22nd (SPY lost 1.2% since then):
Ross Stores (ROST) (Down 1.4%): Cramer says that ROST made new highs last week, and he thinks they were well deserved. It same-store sales were up while inventory per store was down 7%. Even though the company raised its third quarter guidance, Cramer thinks it still has plenty of room to expand in the US, particularly in the current economic atmosphere, but Cramer isn’t buying yet. He advised viewers to wait until it comes down off its current 52-week high. Ken Griffin is bullish on ROST. His Citadel Investment Group has more than $200 million in the company (check out Ken Griffin’s top picks). For more info on Jim Cramer, please go to Insider Monkey's site.
Jim Cramer is one of the top watched TV personalities on CNBC. He is the host of Mad Money and also the co-founder and chairman of TheStreet.com. Nearly two hundred fifty thousand people watch his show daily on TV and most of these are ordinary investors trying to understand what’s going on in the market. Jim Cramer’s stock picks on his show is the starting point for many investments made by these folks.
Here are Jim Cramer's stock picks on November 3rd: Qualcomm (QCOM): CEO Paul Jacobs said next year will be terrific for sales and earnings of the semiconductor-maker. Cramer said this is the most optimistic he’s ever heard Jacobs. Qualcomm yields 1.5%, trades at 21.4 times earnings and has a $94.25 billion market cap. Ken Fisher of Fisher Asset Management increased his position by 13%. To know more about Jim Cramer, please see the site of Insider Monkey.
Jim Cramer has a bad reputation. He makes several buy and sell calls every night that his average performance can't be much different than average market performance. Surprisingly Jim Cramer's stock picks managed to beat the S&P 500 index according to two Northeastern University professors. We believe there are two reasons for that. The first one is that Cramer generally select stocks with certain characteristics, like momentum stocks. As a result of that he sometimes gets embarrased when one of these stocks blow like. Recently a long time Cramer favorite Netflix (NFLX) went down significantly. However, on the average these stocks beat the market. That's based on an 80-year historical pattern.
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Jim Cramer is one of the top watched TV personalities on CNBC. He is the host of Mad Money and also the co-founder and chairman of TheStreet.com. Nearly two hundred fifty thousand people watch his show daily on TV and most of these are ordinary investors trying to understand what’s going on in the market. Jim Cramer’s stock picks on his show is the starting point for many investments made by these folks.
During the November 2nd show, Cramer discussed the following stocks: Qualcomm (QCOM): This semiconductor company rose 5 points right after reporting its 3rd quarter results. Qualcomm yields, 1.7%, trades at 20.5 times earnings and has a $87.65 billion market cap. For more information about Jim Cramer, please go to the site of Insider Monkey.
Do you know what are top analyst 'buys' under $20 in 2011? Insider Monkey brings us an article about "4 Analyst ‘Buys’ Under $20" The October rally may be on a downswing but there are plenty of stocks that still lots of upside potential, even amongst the lower share prices. Check out this list of four stocks. They may look very different – there is an industrial electrical equipment company, a bank, a wireless communications provider and a life insurance company – but they have a couple things in common.
Each stock on our list has a P/E ratio under 15, a share price under $20 and an analyst recommendation to buy. You should visit Insider Monkey for more details on buys under $20.
Jim Cramer's Mad Money is one of the top watched TV shows on CNBC. Cramer is the co-founder and chairman of TheStreet.com. Nearly two hundred fifty thousand people watch his show daily on TV and most of these are ordinary investors trying to understand what’s going on in the market. Jim Cramer’s bullish and bearish stock picks on his show is the starting point for many investments made by these folks.
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Jim Cramer had revealed its favorite stocks. If you wish to know about them, Insider Monkey has created a post about " Jim Cramer’s Favorite 11 Stocks". Jim Cramer is the host of CNBC's Mad Money and the chairman of TheStreet.com. Nearly 250,000 people watch his show daily on TV and most of these are ordinary investors trying to understand what’s going on in the market. Jim Cramer’s stock picks on his show is the starting point for many investments made by these folks.
During the last 30 days his favorites buy recommendations (based on number of days the stocks were mentioned) on Mad Money were as follows: Just go to Insider Monkey for more post about Jim Cramer.
Defensive investors like investing in high dividend stocks as such stocks can protect them from inflationary risks. We are concerned about the Fed’s inflationary monetary policy and therefore we recommend investors to play defensively by purchasing stocks with high dividend yields.
Below we compiled a list of high dividend stocks with the highest dividend yields in their sectors. All companies have at least $10 billion market cap and over 4% dividend yield, and are among the top two in their sectors in terms of dividend yields. The market data is sourced from Finviz. You can just visit Insider Monkey for the full article about high dividend stocks.
Jim Cramer says something about the 5 stocks to buy. Insider Monkey has made a posting regarding "5 Stocks Jim Cramer Says Buy" You would want to read about it.
Jim Cramer is the host of the wildly popular “Mad Money” show on CNBC. He is famous for making big bold calls, liking momentum stocks and preferring dividend yielding stocks. On his show November 8, Cramer discussed several stocks. Here are five that have market caps over $1B, P/E ratios under 17 and Cramer’s recommendation of buy: Go to Insider Monkey to see the full post about the 5 stock Jim Cramer has recommended.
Do you want to know about dividend stocks? Not a problem. Insider Monkey can help you know about "6 Dividend Stocks".
When you buy a dividend stock, you have two ways to earn money – from the stock’s performance and from the dividends the stock yields. There is a catch though – you have to decide how you want to receive your dividends when you purchase the stock. Keep in mind that which ever method you use is taxable. If you receive your dividends as income, you can pay the taxes on that sum from the dividends themselves, but if you reinvest your dividends, you will have to pay taxes on the dividends you receive when they are disbursed, which could be a hefty amount out of pocket.
The dividend amount will vary dramatically between companies but, in any case, if you invest enough, you could use your dividends to replace or supplement your income. Now, with this strategy comes certain risks – after all, the company could stop providing dividends at any time, or change the dividend amount. Visit Insider Monkey for more details about dividend stocks.
Jim Cramer said that Celgene is way better than Pfizer. Wanna know why? Insider Monkey created a post for you with regards to "Jim Cramer Says Celgene is Better Than Pfizer". Jim Cramer is the host of the popular “Mad Money” show on CNBC. He is famous for making big bold calls, liking momentum stocks and preferring dividend yielding stocks. On his show November 16, Cramer discussed the importance of looking beyond company metrics, using Celgene (CELG) as an example.
CELG is a fast growing biotech company. Cramer used the company as an example to illustrate the importance of paying attention to a company’s metrics as well as its future prospects. Cramer compared CELG to Pfizer (PFE). He explained that PFE is selling at 8.6 times next year’s earnings while CELG is selling for 14.5 times its earnings, so PFE appears cheaper, but Cramer says you have to look deeper. In this case, PFE has a 4% dividend yield but lacks growth. "That's why when we're playing in pharmaceuticals, I'd prefer to go with a fast growing biotech firm like Celgene," Cramer said. "While Celgene has a higher multiple than Pfizer — selling for 14.5 times earnings — it also has a much higher growth rate, which is why this stock is the cheaper of the two." In fact, because of its high growth rate (25%), Cramer said that CELG could be the least expensive growth stock he is following right now. CELG closed Wednesday at $64.87 with a one-year growth estimate of $75.70. Bain Capital’s Brookside Capital is a fan of CELG.
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Jim Cramer is the host of the wildly popular “Mad Money” show on CNBC. He is famous for making big bold calls, liking momentum stocks and preferring dividend yielding stocks. On his show November 17, Jim Cramer discussed several stocks. Here is a list of four of those stocks, discussed in detail:
Questcor Pharmaceuticals (QCOR) is a rapidly growing biotech company. It specializes in drugs for the treatment of multiple sclerosis relapses, infantile spasms and various kidney disorders. Cramer is very bullish about this stock. Unlike many of the stocks Cramer recommends, QCOR has a huge P/E ratio of 50.21 and does not pay a dividend, but scraping at the surface more deeply, we can see why the stock may be underpriced. For one, its forward P/E is just 22.16. QCOR also has quarterly revenue growth of 91.30%. On Thursday night’s show, Cramer explained, “Questcor’s most recent quarter was spectacular, causing the stock to pop 20 percent on the news,” he said. “Even though the stock has run, it’s still cheap here on a growth basis, selling for 23 times earnings with a spectacular 42 percent growth rate.” QCOR closed trading Thursday at $41.22. Analysts expect the stock will hit $45.75 in the next year. Robert Rodriguez and Steven Romick’s First Pacific Advisors likes QCOR. Just go to the site of Insider Monkey to see more about Jim Cramer.
As we all know, gold is a precious kind of metal. Jim Cramer has to say something about gold. Insider Monkey has provided us a blog about "Jim Cramer on Gold".
Jim Cramer, host of “Mad Money,” took sometime on Monday night’s show to explain the recession, the role of the Eurozone in the U.S. economy and how gold comes into it all. His comments came after Europe’s sour outlook drove share prices down on Monday, as well as commodity prices. Fund managers were just as bearish. In the third quarter, fund managers Barry Rosenstein, of Jana Partners, and John Paulson, of Paulson & Co, cut their stakes in gold.
Cramer, however, was not swayed. “The vicious decline in gold is signaling the collapse of the current financial order, an order that’s based on printing money to cover up problems,” said Cramer. “Almost everything will be worth less, and you can see the value of property declining immensely in Europe. In that scenario, everybody’s saying, ‘No inflation? You’ve got to sell your gold.’” Cramer says otherwise. “In other words, right now gold is saying it cannot be used as a safe haven in a deflationary environment, even as gold has always held its value in times of political and economic turmoil,” explained Cramer. “That’s why I think gold’s current direction will turn out to be wrong.” Should you want to know more about gold, please visit the site of Insider Monkey.
Jim Cramer is the host of the wildly popular investment show “Mad Money.” On his December 12th show, Cramer talked about themes that were working in today’s market. “You have to be clever about what this market really wants,” he said. “Risk on, risk off is for the non-homework doing gunners who will far more than likely make no money at all.” Point in fact, there was a variety of food stocks that were disappointing quarter after quarter, but now these “disappointers” are starting to come back.
Cramer says the following companies are doing better because their commodity costs are coming down. “It tells you that a European slowdown doesn't make all stocks unattractive … it actually makes some stocks more attractive than others, like the food group,” he said. “Especially since many of these companies have put through price increases that are sticking at the same time that the raw costs are coming down.” For more information about Jim Cramer, go to the website of Insider Monkey.
Jim Cramer posted something about oil. Do you want to know about this? Insider Monkey brings us " Navigating Oil with Jim Cramer" for us to read on. On December 13, Jim Cramer talked to viewers of his popular “Mad Money” show about oil. “If the technicals are any indicator,” Cramer said, “the greater oil service space could rise by as much as 40 percent in the next six months. As the price of oil continues to climb, he thinks oil drillers could see business boom.”
OIH (OIH): Cramer explained that investors could buy OIH, the oil service exchange-traded fund (ETF). As of the close of trading Tuesday, OIH was trading at $115.04, 16 times its earnings. While OIH returns may have disappointed lately, its 3-year trailing return is 14.72%, compared to 9.43% for its category. Even now, with a year-to-date return of -10.20%, OIH is still outperforming its category, which has lost -11.19% since the first of the year. OIH also has some hedge fund love. At the end of the second quarter, Tye Schlegelmilch’s Sonterra Capital and Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies both had sizable positions in OIH, $395M and $76M respectively. However, Cramer advised against OIH for this play. Instead, he thinks that investors would be better off picking the best stocks from within the ETF. Cramer particularly likes offshore drillers. To know more about Jim Cramer, see the website of Insider Monkey.
Morgan Stanley Research analysts published a report titled “50 for 2105”on Dec 15, 2011. They have chosen Morgan Stanley’s (MS) top stocks for 2015 by trying to identify companies “whose business models and market positions would be increasingly differentiated by 2015”. In choosing these long term investment ideas they have looked for “best franchises” and not just undervaluation. In filtering these stocks the focus was on sustainability of “competitive advantage, business model, pricing power, cost efficiency and growth”.
From these 50 chosen stocks, we will discuss 7 long-term stock picks by Morgan Stanley in this article. Please go to the official website of Insider Monkey for the top picks of Morgan Stanley.
Hedge funds can be invested in companies for all sorts of reasons. Usually, “monkeying” hedge fund managers’ top purchases is a fairly sound investment – after all, these people have teams of people studying the market. Hedge funds also report their holdings once a quarter, so it is easy for do-it-yourself investors to follow along.
The only thing is that, when they report their holdings, it is just a snapshot of what positions they hold at the end of the previous quarter, whether they intend to hold those stocks for 10 days or 10 years. So, to get an idea whether a stock is really worth the investment, it can be a better idea to pay attention to what hedge fund managers are doing across the board, especially as it relates to a complicated and constantly changing industry like business software and services. You may please proceed to Insider Monkey to read the complete post about business software & services companies.
Mega cap companies are those companies having caps of more than $100 billion dollars. Are you curious which companies are considered as one? Insider Monkey wants us to know about them that is why "8 Mega Cap Companies with Dividends Over 2%" was made.
Mega cap companies are those with market caps higher than $100 billion. They tend to be leaders in their industries and traded with enough volume that a momentum buy or sell is almost possible, even if the company itself is not volatile – but they aren’t all made the same, so to speak. Many mega cap companies pay dividends in addition to the type of returns normally offered by an equity investment, like the ones on this list. Each company on this list has a market cap over $100 billion and pays dividends over 2%. They also have low payout ratios and betas under 1.
Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) is a major integrated oil and gas company with a $408.00 billion market cap. It is currently priced at 10.26 times its earnings. XOM pays a 2.21% dividend yield and has a 21.96% payout ratio. Analysts give it a 2.2 on a scale from 1.0, meaning “Strong Buy,” and 5.0, meaning “Sell.” The company has a 0.51 beta and recently traded for $85.12 a share. Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management had $518.97 million in XOM at the end of the third quarter, while Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management had $497.18 million in the company at the end of September. Just visit Insider Monkey for more details about mega cap companies.
Investing can take two paths. On the one hand, a stock can be a position an investor takes in the hope that the stock price itself will improve, netting him or her a handy return. On the other hand, investors may choose a stock based on momentum. Specifically, a stock that has been oversold will be artificially lower in price. Once the market corrects itself, be it hours or months later, the stock can be sold for a tidy profit even at normal market conditions. Investors can tell whether a stock is oversold (or overbought) by looking at its Relative Strength Index (RSI). RSI ranges from 1 to 100. The nearer to 1 a company’s RSI, the more likely the stock is oversold whereas if the closer to 100 the RSI the stock is more overbought.The companies on this list are examples of overbought stocks – they have RSIs under 30 – but they still carry analyst recommendations of buy or better and are priced at less than 20 times their forward earnings. You may go yo Insider Monkey's website for more info on oversold stocks.
High growth company is a kind of company that investors are looking for. How will you know if a company is high growth? To help you out, Insider Monkey created "What Makes a Good High Growth Company? ".
High-growth companies can make investors a lot of money when they buy in at the “right” time, but picking a high-growth company is not so easy. How do you know a company is going to grow significantly, or continue to grow? The easy answer is that you don’t. But, there are certain parameters that can help identify which fast-growing companies are a good investment – specifically, you want to look for companies that have little debt, strong earnings growth and low P/E ratios.Using the stock screener at finviz.com, we came up with this list of five stocks. Each of these companies have market caps over $2 billion, a debt to equity ratio under 0.30, P/E ratios under 15, and estimated EPS growth over 25%.
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Goldman Sachs published a report entitled “Americas: Technology: IT Services” on January 11, 2012. The report isn’t publicly available but we will discuss its main points. In their report, Julio C. Quinteros Jr., Vincent Lin, Roman Leal, and Geo John are defensive for the IT services sector in the year 2012. Goldman Sachs (GS) is concerned about the “current macro backdrop, with expectations for a slower global growth clouding visibility as we head onto 2012”. They have concentrated on stocks that are U.S. based mentioning a number of buy and sell rated stocks. Here are Goldman Sachs' sell rated stocks.
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) provides information technology and professional services to both the government and commercial enterprises. Goldman Sachs has given the company a sell rating and remains cautious on its valuation. Computer Sciences Corporation has significant exposure to the Department of Defense which is looking to cut budget in 2012. Also, Goldman Sachs is of the opinion that due to Computer Sciences Corporation’s sluggish booking and a potential loss of the NHS contract, its shares are going to be impacted negatively. Shares of the company are currently trading at $24.9 per share and are expected to go south of $22 by the end of 2012. Glenview Capital sold its entire $42 million position in CSC during the third quarter.To know more about Goldman Sachs, please visit Insider Monkey's website.
UBS had picked its best generic drug stocks. For you to know them, Insider Monkey bring out the "Best Generic Drug Stocks Picked by UBS". UBS Investment Research published a report entitled “UBS Pharma- Large Cap and Specialty” on January 11, 2012. The report isn’t publicly available but we will summarize its main points. In their report, Marc Goodman, Ami Fadia, Matthew Harrison, and Derek Yuan discuss the expectations for the fourth quarter of 2011 for selected pharmaceutical companies. UBS Investment Research also believes that there are many opportunities in the special pharmaceutical sector, with continued synergies, significant deal glows, and robust core growth. Here is what UBS thinks about the following pharmaceuticals:
Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) is a pharmaceutical company that develops, produces, and markets generic drugs. Teva has been given a buy rating by UBS because the company is in a good position to increase its market share. The company has a good position in the U.S. market and is looking to increase its presence in Europe and other emerging markets. Its earnings growth is expected to be in the double-digits due to the company’s strong P-IV pipeline. UBS is of the opinion that the Cephalon deal is going to benefit the company substantially. Shares of Teva are currently trading at $44.5 per share and are expected to reach a price target of $60, indicating a potential upside of around 35%. John Paulson had $74 million invested in Teva at the end of the third quarter.You need to go to Insider Monkey's website to get more info on generic drug stocks.
RSI is important because it gives information of the stock price's strength. So, if you are planning to sell your stocks, you should first check its RSI. TO help you out, Insider Monkey created "Time to Sell? Check the RSI First".
The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a tool that compares recent transactions of a stock to gauge the stock price’s strength. It tells investors whether a stock has been oversold, making it likely that it is undervalued, or overbought, meaning that it could be trading at a premium on momentum. Oversold stocks have RSI’s under 40 – the lower the RSI, the more oversold the stock – whereas overbought stocks have higher RSI’s (over 60) and the higher the RSI, the more overbought the stock. Investors can maximize the timing of a stock transaction using this tool.
The companies on this list are priced have high RSIs (over 70) and high P/E ratios, indicating that they are overbought and priced to sell: For more info about RSI, please go to the website of Insider Monkey.
Goldman Sachs recommended the best semiconductor stocks for it. Insider Monkey gives us a posting on the " 7 Semiconductor Stocks Recommended by Goldman Sachs". Goldman Sachs published a report entitled “Americas: Technology: Semiconductors” on January 2, 2012. The report isn’t publicly available but we will summarize its main points. In their report, James Covello, James Schneider, Mark Delaney, and Gabriela Borges suggest that the semiconductor sector is expected to perform better than the semi production equipment sector. Semiconductor shipments are currently below trend and fundamentals are likely to improve in the second quarter of 2012. Orders for semi production equipment, on the other hand, are likely to decline by mid-2012. In this article we will focus on Goldman Sachs’ favorite stocks in this industry.
Aeroflex (ARX) engages in the design, engineering, manufacture, and sales of microelectronic products. It has been given a buy rating by Goldman Sachs (GS) which believes that Aeroflex is the most likely stock in their coverage universe that will be acquired in 2012. The company’s ability to do a tax-free spin of its Test and Microelectronic segments will be a positive catalyst for the company in 2012. Growth in 4G LTE is also expected. Shares of the company are currently trading at $12.7 per share and are expected to go north of $14. George Soros had $19 million invested in ARX at the end of September. Go to the site of Insider Monkey for the full details about the best semiconductor stocks recommended.
UBS Investment Research published a report entitled “UBS Pharma- Large Cap and Specialty” on January 11, 2012. The report isn’t publicy available but we will summarize its main points. In their report, Marc Goodman, Ami Fadia, Matthew Harrison, and Derek Yuan discuss the expectations for the fourth quarter of 2011 for selected pharmaceutical companies. UBS Investment Research also believes that there are many opportunities in the special pharmaceutical sector, with continued synergies, significant deal glows, and robust core growth. In this article we will discuss those stocks in the Specialty Branded sector that UBS has given a buy rating from within its coverage universe.
Allergan (AGN) is a multi-specialty healthcare company. It has been given a buy rating by UBS Investment Research due to an improvement in its growth valuations. Earnings per share are expected to grow by more than 15-20%. The company’s Botox line is highly sustainable and Allergan’s pipeline is underappreciated at the moment. According to UBS, Allergan’s growth profile would be a nice fit with other big pharmaceutical companies. UBS is expecting revenues of $1.4 billion by the end of 2012 and earnings per share of $1. The continued roll-out of Botox Migraine and Botox OAB NDO will be closely watched by UBS. Shares of the company are currently trading at $88 per share and are expected to reach a price target of $100, indicating a potential upside of 13.6%. Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management had more than $350 million invested in Allergan at the end of September. For more details on pharma stocks, you may check on Insider Monkey's site.
Goldman Sachs published a report entitled “Americas: Technology: IT Services” on January 11, 2012. The report isn’t publicly available but we will discuss its main points. In their report, Julio C. Quinteros Jr., Vincent Lin, Roman Leal, and Geo John are defensive for the IT services sector in the year 2012. Goldman Sachs (GS) is concerned about the “current macro backdrop, with expectations for a slower global growth clouding visibility as we head onto 2012”. They have concentrated on stocks that are U.S. based mentioning a number of buy and sell rated stocks. We will discuss the stocks in two articles. This is the first of two articles, focusing on the buy rated stocks.
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Credit Suisse Research analysts Christian Buss and Bilun Boyner published a report titled “US Apparel / Footwear / Specialty Softlines: What Worked This Holiday Season?” on January 05, 2012. The report isn’t available online but we will discuss its findings. The analysts have gathered recent commentaries on key demand trends this Holiday season from various retailers, and have published the resulting analysis. According to the analysts, women’s accessories and handbags witnessed the strongest demand pattern. The demand for footwear stayed on the higher side, while warm winters hit the cold weather merchandise demand.
Coach Inc. (COH) has been given an Outperform rating by the Credit Suisse (CS), with a target price of $69 per share. Given its relative strength across the accessories and handbag business, the December trend is expected to bode well for the company. Last year handbags accounted for 63% of the company’s topline; 27% was contributed by accessories and the rest was contributed by footwear, jewelry and sun-wear. Moreover, as per the analysts’ channel checks, Coach kept less than 15% of its inventory at departmental stores on discounted prices. In addition, due to a 30% off promotion, Coach witnessed a strong traffic at certain stores, resulting in long queues on the day after Christmas. For more details about the top footwear and apparel stocks, you may go to Insider Monkey's site.
Barclays has recommended the best power and utilities stocks to people. Insider Monkey made a blogging with regards to the "Best Power and Utilities Stocks Recommended by Barclays". Barclays Capital published a report entitled “Go with the Flow” on January 03, 2012. Daniel Ford, Gregg Orrill, Theodore W. Brooks, Ross A. Fowler, M. Beth Straka and Noah Hauser have identified their most preferred power and utilities stocks for investment in 2012. Here are the five power and utilities stocks Barclays Capital is bullish about:
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UBS Research Analyst Kevin Crissey and Associate Analyst Kevin Grasmick published a report titled “US Airline Sector Note: That was ugly” on January 03, 2012. The analysts have analyzed the US Airline sector’s performance during 2011 and concluded that it was disappointing. Although the airline sector witnessed a strong revenue growth over the last year, their final results have been dismal (excluding Alaska and Allegiant). Hence, on average, airline stocks lost 25%. Revenue estimates for the airline sector were increased to 10% from 7%, while the estimates for growth in fuel cost were also 20% higher. Moreover, analysts believe that managements of these companies were not able to pass on the fuel price increase entirely to the consumer, generating a negative impact on the bottom-line. Given that the revenue outlook for the sector remains strong in the US, analysts are bullish on selected stocks like DAL and LCC. Fort the full detail about airline stocks to buy, please see the website of Insider Monkey.
Value investing is one of the best investment strategies individual investors can use to beat the market in the long run. Even though the stock market was pretty stagnant during the last 10 years, value investors were able to return around 7 percent per year.
In the search for large-cap value stocks, we ran a screen for stocks that were rated 5 stars, or “strong buy,” by Standard & Poor’s. We found the following list of 7 stocks each of which has a P/E ratio of 10 or less. Visit Insider Monkey for more details about dirt cheap 5 stars rated stocks.
J.P. Morgan published a report entitled “IT and BPO Services” on January 12, 2012. The report isn’t publicly available but we will share its main points. In the report, Tien-tsin Huang, Puneet Jain, and Dick Wei share their opinion of the IT and BPO Services stocks performing better relative to the S&P 500 in 2012. Stocks that have a high mix of offshore delivery, have the ability to cut costs of clients, have high exposure to healthcare, and have investments with a long-term impact on growth profile are preferred. The overall IT services budget is expected to be flat “with a potential for modest declines” as the macroeconomic environment worsens. Here are the stocks discussed in the report: To see the full post about IT and BPO services, visit the website of Insider Monkey.
Wanna what are the Jim Cramer's favorite technology stock pics? Oh well, Insider Monkey has made a blog about "Jim Cramer’s Favorite Technology Stock Picks". Jim Cramer is a former hedge fund manager. Cramer expresses his views on stocks during his TV shows, which has helped many ordinary investors who watch his show daily on TV make their own investments. We believe that by focusing on Jim Cramer’s top recommendations, investors are more likely to beat the market in the long term. In this article, we are going to focus on the technology stocks Cramer are bullish about recently. All companies have at least $10 billion market cap and were recommended by Cramer during his TV show over the past month.
Apple Inc (AAPL): AAPL is the technology stock that recommended by Cramer the most times over the past month. Cramer recommended investors to buy AAPL on January 4, 9, 18, and 20. Hedge funds agree with Cramer. As of September 30, 2011, there are 125 hedge funds with AAPL positions. For example, Tiger Cub Stephen Mandel and Chase Coleman are both bullish about AAPL. Mandel’s Lone Pine Capital had $785 million invested in AAPL and Coleman’s Tiger Global Management LLC had $646 million invested in AAPL at the end of the third quarter. AAPL has a market cap of $392B and a low forward P/E ratio of 10.72. It returned 10.22% so far since the end of September, versus 16.99% for SPY in the same period. We are long-term bullish about Apple because of its low valuation and high growth expectations. Please see Insider Monkey for the full details about Jim Cramer’s favorite technology stock picks.
Curious about UBS stock picks? Insider Monkey shares to you "8 UBS Stock Picks for 2012" for you to know their list. UBS Investment Research’s recently published report, “US Morning Meeting Highlights”, discusses different companies and how they are likely to be affected this year. The report is published on January 13th and we will summarize its main points. UBS analysts are of the opinion that Obama’s victory would have a positive impact on the “tech and industrial companies”, whereas the “healthcare, financial, energy and consumer” companies will be negatively affected due to the tougher regulations imposed. A Republican victory, on the other hand could be beneficial for “universal banks, managed care, coal, defense, and high-end consumer stocks”. In this article, we will discuss the buy-rated stocks mentioned in UBS’s report.
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In the United States, healthcare is a fast-growing industry. Healthcare spending is rising at about 8% per year. A typical American Family of four spent about $18,000 on medical costs in 2010, compared with $16,771 in 2009. Between 2006 and 2010, the annual medical costs have increased by almost 35%. The rising healthcare costs are not good for the patients, but those who invest in healthcare stocks will benefit from such growth. As healthcare spending and costs are rising, we believe healthcare stocks will continue to be in the portfolios of most smart investors in the future. Below we compiled a list of top 10 most profitable healthcare companies based in US. All companies have at least $10 billion market cap, operating margin of over 20%, and EPS growth rate of more than 10% over the past five years.
For the complete list of the most profitable healthcare stocks, please go to Insider Monkey's site.
UBS stocks picks for 2012 are already revealed. Insider Monkey bring us "7 UBS Stock Picks for 2012". UBS Investment Research’s recently published report, “US Morning Meeting Highlights”, discusses different companies and how they are likely to be affected this year. The report is published on January 13th and we will summarize its main points. UBS analysts are of the opinion that Obama’s victory would have a positive impact on the “tech and industrial companies”, whereas the “healthcare, financial, energy and consumer” companies will be negatively affected due to the tougher regulations imposed. A Republican victory, on the other hand could be beneficial for “universal banks, managed care, coal, defense, and high-end consumer stocks”. In this article, we will discuss the buy-rated stocks mentioned in UBS’s report.
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Thinking what are the hedge funds' energy stock picks? Then you are in the right site. Insider Monkey bring us an article pertaining the "Hedge Funds’ Energy Stock Picks".
The energy sector is a minefield. There are those that predict that the world will see another oil shock by the end of 2013, as the natural gas boom is threatened by concerns over fracking. Then there are the issues related to American energy independence, a feat that will likely come only with some degree of concentration and the development of new energy technologies – both things that would most likely affect the bottom line of the energy sector as it currently stands. Regulation, whether it stems from fracking or otherwise, is also a major concern. Many say regulation is the primary reason why the US is still dependent on foreign energy, citing restrictions on drilling and environmental concerns. Leaving those political subjects to the side, what does this mean for investors putting their money in the energy sector? Read more about the hedge funds' energy stock picks when you visit on Insider Monkey.
Curious about the battle of the airlines? Read on Insider Monkey's "Battle of the Airlines – Mergers & Consequences". When it comes to domestic airlines, there are four main players in the US – Delta Airlines (DAL), US Airways Group (LCC), United Continental (UAL) and American Airlines, which filed for bankruptcy protection in November. However, if DAL has its way, that all could soon change.
Delta Looks to US Airways for Possible Acquisition Deal
DAL, a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, is the world’s largest airline by traffic when counting domestic and international travel according to the International Air Travel Authority (IATA). It transports just under 111.16 million passengers on domestic and international flights a year, 90.13 million of which are domestic. Delta Airlines (DAL) has been studying US Airways Group (LCC) as a possible acquisition target according to the Wall Street Journal. To know more about battle of the airlines, please visit on Insider Monkey's website.
You might be wondering why Jim Cramer has a lot of top picks. Just so you know, Jim Cramer's stock picks differ in sector. To know his chosen stocks in the technology sector, Insider Monkey created "Jim Cramer’s Stock Picks in Technology Sector".
In this article we will take a look at Jim Cramer's stock picks in the technology sector. Jim Cramer used to own a hedge fund, Cramer & Co, which he founded in 1987. Between 1988 and 2000 the fund only had one year of negative returns. It returned 47% in 1999 and 28% in 2000, beating the market by 38 percentage points. Cramer generated an average return of 24% per year during his tenure with the fund. Today, Jim Cramer is the host of CNBC’s Mad Money. Cramer expresses his views on stocks during his TV shows, which has helped many ordinary investors who watch his show daily on TV to make their own investments. Jim Cramer also owns a charitable trust and purchases some of the stocks that he recommends on TV for this trust. Here are Jim Cramer's stock picks in the technology sector.
EMC Corporation (EMC) is the largest technology position in Cramer’s charitable trust. Cramer owns 4,700 shares of EMC, which are worth about $124,000. EMC has an average analyst recommendation score of 1.80 (1=strong buy, 2=buy, 3=hold, 4=sell, 5=strong sell). We agree with the analysts. However, the company is also facing a lot of competition and pricing pressure in the storage segment. But we think these risks are offset by its leading position in the market. EMC also has a strong balance sheet and a record of generating consistent free cash flow. EMC is also quite popular among hedge funds tracked by us. At the end of the third quarter, there were 37 hedge funds with EMC positions. For example, billionaire Ken Fisher is the most fund manager about EMC. Fisher Asset Management had $461 million invested in EMC at the end of September. Bill Miller’s Legg Mason Capital Management also had $170 million invested in this stock.
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Do you want to know what are the Jim Cramer's favorite energy stocks? Just so you know, Insider Monkey made an article about "Jim Cramer’s Favorite Energy Stocks: 2 To Buy, 3 To Avoid" to help us, buyers. One of the screens we use to pick stocks is Jim Cramer’s stock picks. Jim Cramer has a bad reputation because he makes thousands of recommendations on TV and investors tend to remember bad experiences, not the good ones. You wouldn’t believe this but there is an academic study that showed that Cramer’s stock picks actually beat the market by a significant margin. In this article we will take a closer look at five stocks that are in Cramer’s charitable trust’s portfolio and decide whether they are good investments for investors looking for large capital gains.
Apache Corp (APA): APA is the largest US energy stock in Cramer’s trust. As of February 15, 2012, the fund owns 1050 shares of APA, which worth about $113,000. APA is also quite popular among hedge funds. At the end of the third quarter, there were 30 hedge funds with APA positions. For example, Jean-Marie Eveillard’s First Eagle Investment Management had $147 million invested in APA. Ric Dillon and Boykin Curry were also bullish about the stock. Each of them had more than $100 million invested in APA at the end of September. For the full list of Jim Cramer's Favorite energy stocks, you need to go to the site of Insider Monkey.
Industrials rock right now. Industrial stocks have returned roughly 13% since the first of the year and almost a full percentage point over the last five days. The growth comes after the US GDP gained nearly 3% during the fourth quarter. Investors are optimistic that the trend will continue into 2012. There are only a few sectors to benefit so immediately from a change in GDP – industrials is one of them. Here are some of my favorite picks in this sector and their potential going forward. You should see Insider Monkey for the complete list of industrial stocks.
Hedge funds usually devote significant resources in researching stocks. In order to get a thorough understanding of a stock, they do many things that ordinary investors don’t have the time and resources. For example, equity analysts sometimes conduct on-site visits to companies they study and build up close relationships with management teams. As a result, hedge funds sometimes have access to borderline material non-public information and some hedge funds even trade on such information (see David Einhorn’s insider trading case). Hedge funds have an advantage over ordinary investors even when it comes to analyzing “public” information. Information cost time, money, and expertise to acquire. Hedge funds generally do a good job and ordinary investors can benefit simply by imitating their investments.
In this article, we are going to take a closer look at a few energy stocks with the most number of hedge funds. Please go to Insider MOnkey for the full article about energy stocks.
Do you want to know more about solar stocks? Insider Monkey has a blog about "Will Solar Stocks Be Hot Again?" for us to read on with regards to solar news.
Chinese manufacturers has been gaining market share from their US counterparts. Most notably First Solar (FSLR) has been losing customers to the top 5 Chinese manufacturers—Yingli Green Energy (YGE), Suntech Power (STP), Trina Solar (TSL), Canadian Solar (CSIQ) and Jinko Solar (JKS). This is evident from the fact that total shipments for FSLR were down 3% for the year 2011, whereas the aggregate shipments for these 5 Chinese companies were up 53%. However, the story of solar stocks, both US and Chinese, will be driven by how much new capacity comes online, at what point does the average selling prices (ASPs) stabilize and how does the end demand from Europe and U.S shapes up. Please visit on Insider Monkey for additional information about solar stocks.
Facebook, as well as with other companies are planning IPOs. Insider Monkey share to us its posting about "‘Tis the Season to Go Public – Outback, Burger King, Facebook IPOs" for us to read on. Facebook, Burger King, Outback Steakhouse – what do these three iconic companies have in common? All three are planning IPOs and, in the case of Outback and Burger King, some of the top hedge funds in the world are involved.
Outback Steakhouse, which is owned by a company called Bloomin' Brands, filed its intention to go public on Friday, April 6. In the S-1 Registration Statement, the company listed a fund-raising goal of $300 million. Outback Steakhouse is only one of the restaurant chains Bloomin' Brands controls. Others include: Bonefish Grill, Carrabba's Italian Grill and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse. "Bloomin’ Brands said that it planned to use proceeds from the I.P.O. to pay off its $248.1 million in senior bonds, with any remaining balance to be used for general corporate purposes. The company reported $2.1 billion in total debt," according to the New York Times. "Bloomin’ Brands was once known as OSI Restaurant Partners, until its 2006 takeover by Bain Capital, Catterton Management and the company’s three founders for about $3.2 billion." The New York Times added that "they will retain their controlling stake even after the I.P.O." Bloomin' Brands IPO is to be underwritten by: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith; Morgan Stanley & Co, JP Morgan Securities; Deutsche Bank Securities; and, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
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Apparel stores are so many nowadays yet only few are said to be hedge funds' favorite. Insider Monkey revealed " Hedge Funds’ 10 Favorite Apparel Stores". Apparel stores are often well-known consumer stocks. Yet despite their dependence on potentially fleeting consumer sentiment, a number of top investors believe that they can be good investments as well. Here are the 10 most popular apparel store stocks among hedge funds:
American Eagle (NYSE:AEO): American Eagle is not even in the top five apparel stores by market capitalization, but it is a hedge fund favorite with 41 hedge funds owning shares at the end of March. American Eagle achieved solid revenue and earnings growth in its first quarter (ending in April), and analyst estimates give it a forward P/E of 14. One fund with a large position in the stock was Chuck Royce’s Royce and Associates, which owned 13.1 million shares (see more stock picks from Royce & Associates). To know all the hedge funds' favorite apparels, you should check on Insider Monkey.
Have you got any idea of the best energy stocks for long-term investors? Insider Monkey made a posting stating "5 Energy Stocks for Long-Term Investors".With the markets focused on short-term questions regarding U.S. quarterly growth and developments in Europe, many investors are thinking several years out and looking for companies with the potential to make large gains. Here are five energy stocks that we think have either become detached from their fundamental long-term values- and should return to them over time- or have growth prospects that are not appreciated by the market:
BP Plc (NYSE:BP): Investor sentiment runs hard against a company still tarnished by the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico, but the effects of the incident have fallen short of the most pessimistic predictions and the company should not be dismissed offhand- after all, an investor who had bought into Exxon Mobil after the Exxon Valdez would be up 660% today, about twice the return of the S&P 500. And BP looks quite appealing to a value investor. Its trailing price-to-earnings multiple is 5.2, with forward multiples rising to 6.8; enterprise value is under four times trailing EBITDA. The stock also pays a 4.6% dividend yield; with interest rates where they are, investors may as well be getting a free bond along with their cheap stock. BP is a textbook value stock and leads the ten most popular energy stocks among hedge funds among stocks which are still traded in the market (El Paso’s acquisition has since been completed). You should visit Insider Monkey for the full article about energy stocks.
Severe drought and record heat is wreaking havoc on the mid-west food harvest. Lower farm yields and dwindling inventories have resulted in a 50% surge in corn prices over the past month with little relief in sight. But record food prices have created a boom for agricultural chemical companies. The sector is up 13% in the last month with traders are betting that higher food prices will boost demand for fertilizers.
The rally in the agricultural space has attracted the attention of institutional investors. Here are the top 4 fertilizer plays hedge funds are betting on: You should visit Insider Monkey for the full list of the agriculture plays investors are betting on.
Contrarian investing is a strategy that a number of managers agree should produce superior returns. By buying stocks that trade at low valuations, and avoiding stocks that have been bid up by the market, investors generally have less room to lose money but can stand to gain substantially if the market’s judgment of low-valued companies changes. Unfortunately, contrarian investing is psychologically difficult. Investors often must look at a stock chart that shows a 60% decline, or even higher, and ignore any pattern recognition skills which tell them that the price is going to decrease further. Much of the discussion of the stock may come from short sellers, who have earned high returns from the stock’s decline and have seen their investment thesis justified.
Using Fidelity’s market data, we conducted a screen for these bold contrarian picks. Each stock has at least a $2 billion market cap, a short interest of at least 5%, and a stock performance on a trailing 52 week basis that is in the 20th percentile of the market or lower. For the complete list of the stocks targeted by short sellers, you need to visit on Insider Monkey.
Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) is one of the cheap stocks that are taking off right now. One of the most tempting ways to pick stocks is to look for high momentum. Has the stock been going up recently? If so, then the fundamental or technical factors behind that increase in price might continue in the future, driving it up further. Of course, sometimes stock prices rise because of unusual factors- one particularly good quarter, a flurry of media attention, and so on. One criterion that can be imposed on momentum stocks to get a set of better buys is the trailing P/E ratio, which makes for a good value metric. This way investors know that the rise in the stock price will likely continue if the company can grow its earnings, since it is well priced compared to its historical earnings. And by using trailing earnings, rather than forward earnings estimates, investors can know that any hype which may be infecting the stock price is also not being caught in the value metric being used.
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CNBC anchor and former hedge fund manager Jim Cramer has a large following because of his past success as an investor and for his media personality. Cramer’s charitable trust occasionally reports its stock positions, which includes a mix of value, growth, and income investments. We have gone through the most recent data on the trust’s holdings and here are five stocks it owns with trailing P/E multiples over 20 (implying that Cramer believes these stocks will achieve strong growth in order to justify the stock price):
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM) trades a 27 times trailing earnings, but sell-side analysts believe that the $21 billion market cap communications technology company will do well over the next several years. Based on their consensus estimates, the forward P/E is 12 and the five-year PEG ratio is 0.9. As such, Broadcom is a classic growth stock: expensive on the basis of its current performance but potentially cheap when considering what its results will be in the future. Broadcom did grow its revenue 10% last quarter compared to a year earlier, though its earnings were actually down. However, Cramer seems to be on board with the sell-side in expecting strong performance. To see the full list of Jim Cramer's charitable trust's top stock, please visit Insider Monkey.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) was one of the modern world’s first market indicators. Today the price-weighted index is comprised of 30 large publicly-owned companies based in the United States. Year-to-date the blue chip index has returned 11.02% to shareholders, while the S&P500 has returned 16.03% and the NASDAQ has returned 21.98%. Since 1900, the average annual return for the Dow was 9.4%, 4.8% in price appreciation and 4.6% in dividends. The past 25 years the Dow returns have averaged 10.5% annually, 7.7% price appreciation and 2.7% in dividends. Moving in to the third quarter of 2012, the Dow has beaten both the 100+ year average returns and the 25 year average. This article will examine the bottom three performers on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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Any idea about monsters hedge funds? To know more about them, Insider Monkey made a blogging about "5 Dividend Monsters Hedge Funds Are Bullish About". In the current economic environment, many hedge funds are looking for returns amongst high dividend yielding stocks. While some funds might be looking for low-to-medium dividends of small and mid-cap companies, we have identified some monster dividends being paid by large stable companies that have attracted the attention of managers such as Jim Simons, Ken Griffin and Howard Marks.
The five large-cap companies that we have seen hedge funds take an interest in not only trade with a monster dividend yield, but have low multiples with respect to the market and also boast robust free cash flow. Although a large weighting of these five stocks are toward the tobacco industry, we believe there is great value in this segment of the economy. You need to visit on Insider Monkey for more details about monsters hedge funds.
Stocks having small interests are just so many. With this, Insider Monkey created a listing of "The Terrible 20: Underperforming Stocks with High Short Interest". The list of the stocks with a high level of short interest is filled with many names investors should expect, while others may come as a surprise. The twenty stocks below have attracted a strong short presence, as measured by the amount of shares shorted as a percentage of float. As well, all of these companies are down at least 5% over the last three months. While some of these companies have fundamentally flawed business models or operations, others are still facing pressure from an anticipated key event that may or may not come.
You need to visit Insider Monkey to see the full listing of the stocks with short interests.
Do you know what are the high dividend stocks? Insider Monkey shows us the "5 High-Growth High Dividend Stocks" for you to fully understand them. At a time when many investors are seeking yield, much solace has been found in utilities, but one issue with this sector is its limited upside. Growth for these companies is generally low and investors rely on the stable dividend for return. We have identified five companies who pay a high dividend yield – greater than 3% - and have tremendous long-term growth potential, i.e. with a 5-year expected growth rate of 15% or more. These stocks are double whammies, offering relatively high income when treasuries are at historical lows, and the potential for serious price appreciation. We also believe these stocks can afford to continue to pay their dividends for the foreseeable future, as their payout ratios are below 100%.
The first stock on our list is Enterprise Product Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD). Enterprise has a payout ratio of 92%, the highest of our five stocks, and a 16% expected growth rate. Enterprise has had consistent earnings beats over the past four quarters, beating by 10% in 2Q and 26% in 1Q. Analysts expect earnings to grow by 6% next year. Enterprise trades at a trailing P/E of 20 and a forward P/E of 21. With a yield of 4.7%, the company pays a dividend that puts it at an advantage to its peers. Enbridge Inc. and Kinder Morgan pay 2.9% and 3.9% dividend yields, respectively. You can just visit Insider Monkey for the full post regarding high dividend stocks.
Planning to put up a business in China? Please see Insider Monkey's " 5 Stocks to Watch After China’s Manufacturing Miss" first before making up your mind. Earlier today, China's official survey of factory managers revealed a seventh straight quarter of contraction, and estimates put the country's annual economic growth easing to 7.4% in 3Q, before picking up to 7.6% in the final three months. September PMI remained near August 2012 levels, which was the lowest reading since November 2011, with demand remaining weak for refined metals, steel and other building materials.
We have identified five companies that investors should pay attention to when considering their exposure to China. These companies all have large amounts of revenue from the country or are in industries that China has a heavy hand in—including industrial building, mining or resource industries—those where the Chinese government continues to expect slowing demand. You should see Insider Monkey for more details about China's manufacturing.
International dividend-paying stocks often pay higher dividend yields than U.S.-domiciled companies. The PowerShares International Dividend Achievers™ Portfolio (Fund) (PID) is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that pools stocks of international dividend-paying companies that have raised dividends for at least five consecutive years. The fund is based on the Mergent’s International Dividend Achievers™ Index (Index), which consists of 65 companies trading as American Depository Receipts (ADRs), Global Depositary Receipts, and non-U.S. common or ordinary stocks.
The fund has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Its dividends have increased at an average rate of 12.2% per year over the past five years, while its EPS growth averaged 4.4% over the same period. A little more than a fifth of the fund’s value is concentrated in the equities of utility companies. Most fund and index constituents may be viewed as good income investments. Here is a closer look at five major constituents of the noted fund and index that could be considered for dividend portfolios. To know more about International Dividend Achievers, please visit the site of Insider Monkey.
Caterpillar is said to be one of the biggest makers of heavy equipment. When it lowers its outlook, Insider Monkey made a listing of "3 Stocks to Avoid After Caterpillar Lowers its Outlook". Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), the world’s largest producer of heavy equipment, showed showed strong growth last quarter, posting EPS that was up almost 50% from the prior quarter. Company sales were driven by new equipment purchases in both North America and Asia, with sales up 9% and 8% quarter over quarter, respectively. The company’s stock was up as high as 2% on the news, but our question is how should you trade the other major infrastructure-related companies based on CAT’s revised outlook.
CAT lowed its sales guidance to $66 billion, from $68-$70 billion, citing continued weak global economic conditions. CAT believes that the world economy will only grow by 2.5% in 2012, which would be the weakest growth since 2009. The company also expects the first half of 2013 to be weaker than the second half of the year. For the full details about Caterpillar, please visit the site of Insider Monkey.
If there are highest paying dividend stocks, surely, there are dirt cheap dividend stocks. Insider Monkey wrote a blog about the "5 Dirt Cheap Dividend Stocks Hinged on a Global Recovery". We have identified five materials stocks that pay high dividends in an industry that we believe can excel going forward. The materials industry has been beaten down by an overall weak global economy. Our materials companies range from commodities stocks to chemicals. We believe these companies are tied to global fundamentals, and although recent negative outlooks for global growth have placed pressure on this industry, we feel these companies are now on sale and pay relatively safe dividends that are much more appealing compared to treasuries. The companies mentioned below all have payout ratios at or below 80%, and dividend yields of at least 4%.
Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) is the Brazil-based metals and mining company. Vale is being hit with lower priced iron ore, which will force sales down 17% in 2012, after being up 30% in 2011. The company has positive prospects as demand for iron ore is expected to increase as China and East Asia grow. However, the major catalyst for this relies on a stimulus package in China. The company’s robust balance sheet, with a debt to equity ratio of 0.30 and a payout ratio of only 33%, should continue to easily support its high dividend, yielding the most of the our five materials stocks at 6.3%. Vale saw Arrowstreet Capital take a new position in the company that made the firm the largest fund owner by far in 2Q. For the complete list of dirt cheap dividend stocks, please visit Insider Monkey's site.
As we all know, dividends are very attractive because of having low rates. Insider Monkey made a posting about " 5 Solid Dividend Plays in the Insurance Industry". Dividends can be very attractive in a low rate environment, such as the one we currently find ourselves in, where the Fed has vowed to keep target rates low through mid-2015. Worth noting is that dividend stocks are not without risks, however we look to limit risk by ensuring the companies can afford to pay dividends throughout an extended economic contraction.
Most of the money insurance companies make do not come from premiums, rather from interest paid on the premiums. Insurance companies sell policies at what they expect to pay out in the future, and then invest the premiums. As a result, although insurance companies can be strained in low-rate, tough economic times, insurance companies have the potential to see stock appreciation as sentiment improves, as well as paying out solid dividends. You should visit on Insider Monkey, for more info on the solid dividend plays.
Do you have any idea about dividend stocks? Insider Monkey made "5 Dividend Stocks for the Next 5 Years" for us to have a knowledge about it. In the eight decades prior to 2010, dividends accounted for a whopping 44 percent of the total return of the stock market. When investors are able to spot an undervalued stock that pays a consistent dividend, that is “double whammy” in the investing world. First, depression of value implies that there is possibility for capital appreciation of the shares—the share price could rise. Second, as the price of an asset that pays a dividend goes down, the dividend yield of that asset goes up. This is quite like how bond yields move opposite their price.
This article pulls together some dividend gems from the bargain bin by considering dividend yield, classic valuation metrics, and the company's capacity to sustain dividend payouts. In a time when the market is trading at its richest valuation in three years, we are in both a stock picker's and a dividend-lover's paradise. For more information about dividend stocks, please see the website of Insider Monkey.
Dividends can be very attractive in a low rate environment, such as the one we currently find ourselves in, where the Fed has vowed to keep target rates low through mid-2015. Worth noting is that dividend stocks are not without risks, however we look to limit risk by ensuring the companies can afford to pay dividends throughout an extended economic contraction.
We have identified five such stocks that pay a dividend yield over 4%. In addition to solid dividends, all of these companies have dividends that have grown 5% annually over the last five-years. These companies also appear to be cheap on a valuation basis, all trading with a PEG ratio less than 2.0. You may check the website of Insider Monkey to know all the well-priced stocks with growing dividends.
If there are stocks that are in favor of hedge funds, there are also stocks that killed hedge funds. Insider Monkey made a posting with regards to the "5 Stocks That Killed Hedge Funds Last Week" (take note of the date).
We have identified five stocks that had absolutely horrible days last week. Assuming the funds we track have not changed their holdings since the end of June, there were key funds that lost big money on these price drops. The first company on our list is HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY).
The company was down over 23% on Friday, October 26th—around $6.30—after missing quarterly estimates and offering lower guidance. There were a number of insiders who were able to cash out before the huge decline. Even though the company trades at 45x it did just sign its largest contract in history and trades at "just" 30x forward earnings. The company provides services for ensuring healthcare claims are paid correctly, and is expected to grow five-year EPS at over 25% annually. As a result, we believe that this pullback could be a buying opportunity. Please go to the site of Insider Monkey to see the stocks that killed hedge funds.
As is perhaps always the case, commodity markets have had quite an action-packed year thus far. Landmark events, such as President Obama’s re-election and this summer’s massive drought brought on by record-breaking temperatures have propelled many commodities into some volatile swings, rewarding those lucky investors while burning many others. But on this Thanksgiving Day, it is perhaps more appropriate for us to reflect on those commodities we’re particularly grateful for. Below, we highlight three commodity ETFs that have delivered stellar performances thus far in 2012 (YTD returns as of November 20, 2012) [for more commodity ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. Fore more info about commodity ETFs, you can just visit on Insider Monkey.
Ever thought of the silver miners that pay a dividend? If so, you are in a good site. Insider Monkey tells us the "4 Silver Miners That Pay a Dividend". With interest rates stuck at all-time lows, and expected to remain there for the foreseeable future, investors are looking to commodities in hopes of evading the devaluation of the U.S. dollar. On the flip side, recent moves by the Fed and European Central Bank to “beef up” their respective stimulus efforts have many investors thinking about future inflation. Precious metals have long been the go-to asset class for investors looking to fortify their portfolio against inflation; however, investing in the companies that mine for these resources is also a viable strategy [for more precious metals news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].
For those looking at an alternative, or complement to their gold holdings, below we outline four silver miners that currently pay a dividend – providing some yield during low interest rate times, and providing a hedge against if it inflation hits. Go to the site of Insider Monkey to see all the silver miners that pay a dividend.
If every era of investing can be characterized by a few select themes, then the current one can surely be noted by a stunning rise in corporate cash balances. Many companies have spent the past few years in cash-generating mode, yet they have seen few opportunities to invest that cash into acquisitions or stepped-up capital spending. As a result, with ever-rising cash balances, many of these firms are looking to re-acquire their own company stock.
Earlier this month, I profiled 10 mid-cap and large-cap companies that had recently announced plans for major stock buybacks. You should visit Insider Monkey for the complete listing of the small-cap stocks with aggressive plans.
Gold is considered to be one of the precious metal. However, there are also metals outshining gold. Insider Monkey revealed "3 Metals Outshining Gold". As is typical for the commodity world, all eyes have been fixated on gold in recent months. The precious metal has been under a microscope since the announcement of QE3 and the impending fiscal cliff. Some have called for gold to surge to new historical highs, while others are not quite so sure. But one thing is certain, gold is getting handsomely outperformed by all three of its precious metal counterparts in recent weeks, as the safe haven metal has failed to keep pace as of late [for more precious metals news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].
All in all, gold has had a strong 2012, up more than 11%, but its performance in recent weeks has been overshadowed by silver, palladium and platinum. In the trailing four-week period, gold has gained just 2%, as its price has kicked back and forth depending on what news of the fiscal cliff and euro debt woes came about. The other three white metals have been able to turn in much stronger performances. Platinum has jumped by more than 4.3% while silver has tacked on a healthy 6.3% in the trailing four weeks. Palladium, however, has taken a commanding lead by jumping nearly than 11.7% over the same time period. Go to Insider Monkey for the full post about the metals outshining gold.
Many auto companies are making high stocks but there are only few auto stocks loved by hedge funds. Insider Monkey made an reading about "10 Auto Stocks Loved by Hedge Funds" for us to read on and gain something about hedge funds.
After identifying the most popular stocks among hedge funds (see our top 10 here) according to their third quarter 13F filings, we have decided to break down the top ten stocks that hedge funds love in the auto industry. Rising prosperity in various emerging countries, including China, looks set to boost overall auto demand in the coming years. Also fueling growth is the pent up demand due to a high average vehicle age, currently around 11 years old. Our list includes the hundreds of hedge funds and prominent investors that are required by the SEC to disclose their public equity holdings quarterly. In descending order, we have outlined the most-loved automakers based on the aggregate number of funds owning each.
Honda Motor Co Ltd (NYSE:HMC) had nine filers owning the stock, putting it tied for ninth. This Japanese automaker, along with its peer Toyota, is still finding traction following the Japanese earthquake that decimated production levels and put domestic demand in the gutter. Honda pays a 2.5% dividend yield, well above Toyota’s 1.75% yield. Please go to Insider Monkey for the full article on the auto stocks loved by hedge funds.
In the current economic climate investors have sought any and all potential investment opportunities to see attractive yields and returns. One such asset class includes Master Limited Partnerships, otherwise known as MLPs, which have been provided attractive dividend yields throughout the years [for more MLP news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].
MLPs generally generate cash flow by transporting, storing, and producing energy commodities such as petroleum and natural gas products throughout the United States. However, these institutions are not as vulnerable to the ups and downs in oil and other commodity prices that many usually suspect. Rather, these companies generate their revenues through fee-based operations that are generally not affected by the fluctuation of commodity prices. You can visit Insider Monkey for the full post about MLPs with impressive dividends yields.
Are you interested in fracking and is planning to invest? Well, I think you need to know the ways on how to invest in fracking. Insider Monkey provides us a blog about the "10 Ways to Invest in Fracking".
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has become tremendously popular in the United States and Canada over the past couple of years. By pumping pressurized fluid into a wellbore the process enables companies to extract previously inaccessible hydrocarbons. The result has been a natural gas bonanza in many parts of the U.S., particularly in shale regions like the Barnett Shale Basin in Texas and the Bakken Formation in North Dakota, as well as in parts of Canada [for more fracking news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].
Below, we outline 10 ways to invest in fracking technology to help prepare your portfolio for what many feel is the next big thing in the energy world. For the complete article about the ways on how to invest in fracking, you need to go to the site of Insider Monkey.
Do you know what are the stocks on winning streaks that sellers don't believe in? Insider Monkey shares us its posting about "6 Stocks on Winning Streaks Short Sellers Don’t Believe In". Short sellers make money when share price drops. To do this they borrow stock, sell the stock in the market, and then buy the shares back at a later date, and return it to the lender. If price goes down between selling the stocks and buying it back, short sellers keep the difference.
Analysts track how many shares are being “shorted” in the market, and use that data to gauge sentiment. If shares shorted are increasing, short sellers are signaling they believe the shares are likely to drop. If shares shorted decrease, it means short sellers think shares will likely increase (great for average investors, bad for short sellers). Please go to the website of Insider Monkey for more details about stocks on winning streaks.
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Do you know what are the heavily shorted stocks that billionaires love? Insider Monkey presents the "Billionaires Love These Heavily Shorted Stocks". We have identified five stocks that have at least 30% of their outstanding shares shorted, but are also loved by billionaires. The first is J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP), which had 24 notable hedge funds - 13F filers - owning the stock as of 3Q, but still has 33% of its outstanding shares shorted. Sales for Penney are expected to be down in FY2013 on the back of reduced traffic and the absence of coupons.
The retailer also expects to see restructuring charges of $1.19 per share in FY2013, with an expected loss per share of $0.85. Penney still trades well below its peers on a P/S basis at 0.3x, versus Kohl's at 0.5x and Macy's at 0.6x. This discount is for good reason, though, as analysts do not expect the business to show signs of recovery until FY2014.
Insurers are still coping up even though hurricane Sandy came last October. Insider Monkey has a complete post about "Who is Insuring the Insurers?" With the memory of Hurricane Sandy still fresh for many of those affected by last October’s tropical storm, insurance claims continue to roll in for those seeking reprieve for damages. While a largely negative event for insurance companies, most do not assume all of these risks and are able to pass on a significant amount to a secondary sector, known as the reinsurance industry. Reinsurers exist to help spread risk over multiple parties and thus better absorb the financial setbacks of unforeseen events. One of the most preeminent reinsurance players is Warren Buffet, and his interests have swelled into the billions of dollars, primarily through his Berkshire Hathaway holdings that include GEICO and General Re.
The types of reinsurance vary across providers and depend heavily on the primary insurers they service. The size of liabilities, unforeseen events (i.e. weather-related), and solvency issues can create varying risk profiles and potential dips for buy-and-hold investors. However, buying opportunities exist in this sector, whose price-to book ratios have typically been seen above 1.00. We have compiled a list of five reinsurers that compete in the same spaces and have similar market capitalizations of $4-6 billion. Go to Insider Monkey for the full article about this insurers.
Do you think it is time to buy a gold or not. To help you decide, Insider Monkey made a posting about "Gold: Time to Dump or Time to Buy?". The meteoric rise of gold following the 2008 market collapse had many investors and hedge funds managers clamoring to beef up their holdings. More than four years later, however, the spot light on the precious metal has died in lieu of a recovery across many of the indexes. Have managers given up on gold, or do they see these calmer times as reasons to hold on, or possibly accumulate more?
Kyle Bass, founder of Dallas-based Hayman Advisors, urged fund managers in early December 2012 to not sell their gold holdings, reminding investors that government deficits across many developed economies such as the U.S. are still significant (see Hayman’s current holdings here). Those who do not want to stray too far from their equity accounts can seek out gold ETFs or ETNs, which are exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded notes, respectively. The latter is more of a newcomer in the capital markets but offers the same ease of access and liquidity benefits of ETFs. Whereas an ETF gives an investor exposure to the direct underlying asset, an ETN represents a debt offering by a bank or financial institution that more or less tracks the benchmark it comprises (gold in this case). Please see Insider Monkey for more info about gold.
Are you thinking of the most liberal states in America? If so, you can read on Insider Monkey's "The US’s 10 Most Liberal States". Last month, Gallup Polling conducted a new research study to determine the most liberal states in the US. According to the research, which took place during the full year of 2012, American citizens have shifted to the left more than they've been in the past. In several states, the percentage of "self-identified liberals" is particularly noteworthy.
Make a visit on the Insider Monkey's site for the complete list of the most liberal states in the US.
As the April 15 tax-filing deadline approaches, you're running out of time to get your taxes done. But smart tax planning doesn't start in April. To truly get on top of your taxes, you need to always be thinking ahead. As you prepare your 2012 return, don't forget about changes you can do right now to make your 2013 tax situation a lot better. You should visit Insider Monkey's site for more reminder about the tax mistakes to avoid.