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Analysis Topic: Companies Analysis

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Companies

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Election Politics and Economic Uncertainty Means It's Boom Times for Gun Stocks / Companies / Investing 2012

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes: The gun business is booming.

Uncertainty about the upcoming election and a sluggish economy has Americans buying guns and ammo by the truck load.

In fact, business is so good they can't make enough of the stuff.

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Companies

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Crane Co: An Undervalued Dividend Challenger / Companies / Corporate Earnings

By: Fast_Graphs

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCrane Co. (CR) is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered products with over $2.5 billion in sales. Fluid Handling is their largest segment with $1.1 billion in sales, followed by Aerospace & Electronics with $6.78 million, followed by Merchandising Systems with $374 million, followed by Engineered Materials with $220 million, and finally Controls with $120 million. However, in spite of their diversified businesses, the historical earnings record of this high-quality Mid-cap suffers from periods of cyclicality (see earnings graph below). Therefore, even though the company has strung together seven consecutive years of dividend increases that qualify it as a Dividend Challenger, prospective investors should consider their past record of dividend freezes during cyclical times.

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Companies

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Weight Loss Stocks Race to End the Obesity Epidemic With New Pills and Treatments / Companies / Healthcare Sector

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDIANE ALTER writes: Obesity is considered the most serious health issue in the developed world. Along with growing waistlines also comes ballooning costs.

Across urbanized nations, the economic burden of obesity is estimated to be 10% of total health care costs, with projections continuing to grow as the obesity epidemic spreads.

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Companies

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

How to Use Options to Make a Quick Profit on J.P. Morgan Earnings / Companies / Options & Warrants

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLarry D. Spears writes: It's earnings season again!

Among the most eagerly awaited results will be the financial earnings, many of which are still struggling to fully recover from the 2008-2009 financial collapse.

The projections released so far look pretty rosy.

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Companies

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Is Groupon the Next Enron? / Companies / Tech Stocks

By: Money_Morning

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKeith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning writes: Is Groupon the next Enron? ... No. It's worse.

Before the company even went public, there were signs that internal financial controls weren't up to snuff.

Now I'm hearing refrains of "three blind mice" as investors line up to have their day in court. You might as well say the "dog ate my homework."

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Companies

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Eye on Apple and Amazon Stocks / Companies / Tech Stocks

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Despite today's downgrade by BTIG, the reactive weakness so far has NOT inflicted any meaningful damage to the overall Apple (AAPL) Point & Figure chart structure. To inflict preliminary damage, the stock must press to a PF print of 623, which should trigger downside continuation to test much more meaningful PF support at 619. A print of 618 will trigger near term sell signals, and WILL represent a near term PF top in AAPL.

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Companies

Monday, April 09, 2012

Adobe Systems (NSDQ: ADBE): On the Fast Track to Growth / Companies / Tech Stocks

By: Elliot_H_Gue

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe 2000 technology bust and subsequent collapse of the high-flying Nasdaq left many investors with the perception that technology is a high-risk, volatile sector that’s only appropriate for the most aggressive growth investors.

That sentiment is downright anachronistic. The S&P 500 Information Technology Index has a beta of 0.96 over the past five years; indexes with betas lower than 1.0 are less volatile than the broader market. More important, technology stocks have outperformed the broader market by a sizable margin despite their below-average risk. (See “Tech Sector Shines.”)

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Companies

Monday, April 09, 2012

New Lumia 900 Smartphone to Breathe Life into Nokia / Companies / Tech Stocks

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid Zeiler writes: After a rocky couple of years, Nokia Corp. (NYSE ADR: NOK) has a plan for a comeback, and it starts with the release of the new Lumia 900 smartphone.

The Lumia 900, which went on sale in the United States yesterday (Sunday), is the fruition of last year's deal with Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) to put the Windows Phone operating system on Nokia smartphones.

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Companies

Monday, April 09, 2012

Coal Stocks Are Historically Cheap – Here's What You Need to Know / Companies / Coal

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePatrick Vail writes: The U.S. coal industry is facing a perfect storm and has taken a beating recently, bringing coal stocks down with it.

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), electricity generated by coal was down more than 20% in 2011. So it's no surprise that U.S. coal producers have been hit, and their valuations stand at 15-year lows.

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Companies

Monday, April 09, 2012

Biotech Stocks: How to Invest in the Buyout Binge / Companies / BioTech

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWilliam Patalon III writes: Big drugmakers are scrambling.

Right now, some of their most-lucrative blockbuster drugs are coming "off patent" - meaning they face the loss of $170 billion in annual sales.

But I'm going to let you in on a secret that Wall Street investment pros hope the little guy never learns: The very same problem that has Big Pharma execs wringing their hands even as you read this is also creating one of the biggest profit opportunities we've seen in years.

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Companies

Friday, April 06, 2012

If You Think All Utility Stocks Are The Same - Think Again / Companies / US Utilities

By: Charles_Carnevale

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI have recently seen comments on articles oriented to the dividend growth investor where people were suggesting that in general, utilities have recently become overvalued. Further discussion indicated that this was probably due to the fact that bond yields were so low that people were flocking to stable utility stocks in lieu of bonds therefore driving utility stock prices to abnormal highs. This article is primarily designed to take a more specific look at whether or not utility stocks as an asset class are currently overvalued. Secondarily, it is offered to expose the fallacy of thinking in generalities rather than more specifically.

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Companies

Thursday, April 05, 2012

CACI Stock - Growth at a Ridiculously Low Price / Companies / Corporate Earnings

By: Fast_Graphs

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFor 50 years CACI International Inc (CACI) has been serving America by providing in-demand services and solutions for our most vital missions for defense, intelligence, homeland security, and IT government modernization.  Moreover, the company has consistently outgrown the government’s defense budget because of its emphasis on higher growth areas of government services needed to defend our country.  Also, because of the sensitive nature of the services that are provided through contracts ranging from 3 to 5 years, we believe the company possesses a very strong moat.  The majority of CACI’s employees hold high-security clearances that provide natural barriers to entry against outsiders attempting to impinge on their turf.

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Companies

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Why Google Android Can't Compete With Apple's iPhone / Companies / Google

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid Zeiler writes: There's an inherent flaw in Google Inc.'s (Nasdaq: GOOG) Android operating system.

The flaw isn't a technical glitch.

In fact, most agree that Google's Android is a first-rate mobile operating system that has gotten better with each update. Some even prefer it to Apple's iOS.

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Companies

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Five Undervalued Dividend Paying Retail Stocks / Companies / Investing 2012

By: Charles_Carnevale

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWe believe the retail sector is currently a mixed bag where some of the best names are currently too pricey to buy. Retailers such as Costco (COST), Ross Stores (ROST) and T.J. Maxx (TJX) have seen their share prices skyrocket over the last year or so. On the other hand, not all leading retailers have followed suit even when their operating results have been comparable. We have identified five well-known and even leading retailers that offer attractive valuation, good dividend yields and the opportunity for double-digit total returns over the next five years.

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Companies

Monday, April 02, 2012

iShares MSCI Malaysia Index Fund At The Nexus Of Many Positive Trends in Malaysia / Companies / Emerging Markets

By: Yiannis_G_Mostrous

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMalaysia traditionally has been viewed as a backward economy with a very defensive market. As a general rule, the Malaysian market tends to perform best relative to other Asian markets during periods of higher oil prices. That’s because Malaysia is a net exporter of oil.

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Companies

Monday, April 02, 2012

With or Without "Obamacare" These Healthcare Stocks Are Headed Higher / Companies / Healthcare Sector

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes: The fat lady hasn't sung yet...but she is warming up.

Three days of arguments before the Supreme Court have made it abundantly clear - "Obamacare" is in danger of being gutted or completely wiped off the books.

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Companies

Monday, April 02, 2012

High-Tech IPOs Are Fueling the Nasdaq Stock Market Rally / Companies / Tech Stocks

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMichael Robinson writes: Don't look now but big paydays are here again in the tech-heavy Nasdaq.

From the depths of the 2009 bottom, the Nasdaq is up 139%, hitting levels it hasn't seen in more than 10 years.

In the last three months alone, the bellwether index is up nearly 19% -- outpacing the 12% gain in the S&P 500.

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Companies

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Truth About Corporate Earnings and How Forecasting Earnings is the Key to Success / Companies / Corporate Earnings

By: Charles_Carnevale

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn part one of this two-part series on the importance of earnings I focused on the historical relationship between earnings and market price utilizing cyclical companies to illustrate the validity of my thesis.  In this part two, I am going to focus on how since we learned from the past how important and highly correlated the earnings and price relationship is, that it only logically follows that future results will also be a function of future earnings achievements.  Therefore, I confidently state that forecasting future earnings is the key to long-term investing success.

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Companies

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

An ETF for Latest Boom in Tech Stocks: Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: / Companies / Tech Stocks

By: Benjamin_Shepherd

As the broader markets turn in a stellar performance, technology has been far and away one of the hottest sectors. That’s driven a huge 17.5 percent gain in Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLK), just in the first quarter of 2012 alone.

Although highly commoditized, the semiconductor industry has been the top-performing industry group in the Technology Select Sector’s portfolio, with Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD), LSI Corp (NYSE: LSI) and Micron Technology (NYSE: MU) all gaining on average about 40 percent so far this year.

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Companies

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Outperform the Stock Market with Covered Call Options / Companies / Options & Warrants

By: Jim_Fink

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday’s rock-bottom interest rates and overpriced financial assets have created a low-return investment world that requires proactive yield-enhancement techniques such as covered calls, to generate the additional investment rate of return needed to retire comfortably.

Selling covered calls generates additional income and lowers the break-even cost basis of stock you already own, thus reducing the downside risk of stock ownership at all price points.

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