Best Stock Investments For 2014
Have the Obamacare winners become losers? When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or PPACA, was first passed, most analysts pegged hospital systems as obvious winners from the new law. That viewpoint also held true last year as the Supreme Court upheld much of Obamacare.
The stock market clearly agreed. Immediately after the Supreme Court decision, hospital stocks surged. Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH ) jumped 8%. Health Management Associates (NYSE: HMA ) shares rose 7%. The largest private hospital chain, HCA Holdings (NYSE: HCA ) , soared by 10%.
Since the high court ruling, few sectors have performed as well as hospitals have. Community Health Systems shares rose as much as 88% by late March. Likewise, HMA stock nearly doubled. HCA shares rose more than 50% during the same period. No hospital stock performed better than Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC ) , though. Tenet’s shares skyrocketed 140%.
Best Stock Investments For 2014: Johnson Controls Inc.(JCI)
Johnson Controls, Inc. engages in building efficiency, automotive experience, and power solutions businesses worldwide. Its building efficiency business designs, produces, markets, and installs integrated heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, as well as building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment. This business also provides technical services, energy management consulting, and operations of real estate portfolios for the non-residential buildings market. In addition, this business offers residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products. The company?s automotive experience business designs and manufactures interior products and systems for passenger cars and light trucks, including vans, pick-up trucks, and sport/crossover utility vehicles. It offers seating systems and components; cockpit systems comprising instrument panels and clusters, information displays, and body controllers; overh ead systems, such as headliners and electronic convenience features; floor consoles; and door systems. This business also produces automotive interior systems for original equipment manufacturers. Its power solutions business produces lead-acid automotive batteries serving automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. This business produces lead-acid batteries, as well as offers absorbent glass mat and lithium-ion battery technologies to power hybrid vehicles. The company was formerly known as Johnson Electric Service Company and changed its name to Johnson Controls, Inc. in 1974. Johnson Controls, Inc. was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- [By Martin]
Johnson Controls (JCI, $28.85). Auto parts supplier — one of every three cars uses their components — to benefit from "pe nt-up demand."
Best Stock Investments For 2014: Stone Energy Corporation(SGY)
Stone Energy Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and operation of oil and gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico and the Appalachia region. As of December 31, 2010, it had estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves of approximately 473.9 billion cubic feet of gas equivalent. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana with additional offices in New Orleans, Louisiana; Houston, Texas; and Morgantown, West Virginia.
- [By Matthews]
Stone Energy (SGY) is trading at $19.88. Stone is an oil and gas drilling company with projects in the Gulf of Mexico, Appalachia, and Texas. These shares have traded in a range between $14.21 to $35.94 in t he last 52 weeks. The 50-day moving average is $24.54 and the 200-day moving average is $27.49. SGY is estimated to earn $3.58 per share in 2011 and $3.64 in 2012. In terms of PE ratios, this appears to be one of the cheapest oil stocks in the market. In July, Dahlman Rose set a $38 price target for SGY shares and Ladenburg Thalmann has a $30 target.
Top Safest Companies To Invest In Right Now: Health Management Intl Ltd (588.SI)
Health Management International Ltd, an investment holding company, provides healthcare and educational services primarily in Singapore and Malaysia. The company owns and operates two hospitals in Malaysia that include Regency Specialist Hospital, a 218-bed tertiary care hospital in Johor; and Mahkota Medical Centre, a 288-bed tertiary care hospital in Malacca. Its hospitals provide medical and surgical services, including cardiology, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, medical oncology, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic and trauma surgery, paediatrics, plastic, cosmetic, reconstructive surgery, rheumatology, vascular and endovascular surgery, and urology services, as well as ear, nose, throat, head, and neck surgery services. The company
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