Best Stocks To Buy For 2013: IT

[ April 1, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 94060 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

A recent report by Juniper Research has added more fuel to the wearable technology fire, noting that the next few years could bring lots of growth to the new industry. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG  ) has essentially already entered the market with Glass, as has Samsung with the Galaxy Gear, and many expect Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) to enter the space next year. With big players already entering the market, the question isn’t whether tech companies will pursue wearables, but rather which ones are in the best position to benefit. The next four years could be huge The report from Juniper says that by 2018 the smart wearable device industry will have retail revenues of $19 billion — compared to just $1.4 billion this year. That massive growth is expected to come from the high price points of wearable devices and strong demand from users. As far as pricing goes, Samsung is selling … Continue reading

[ March 11, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 72000 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Satellite radio company, SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. (SIRI), has crossed the 25 million subscriber base with a record net addition of 715,000 customers for the second quarter of 2013. While the companys previous best was 622,042 customer additions in the second quarter of fiscal 2012. SIRIUS XM achieved a 15% growth rate in net subscriber addition year over year while sequentially it increased by a whopping 58%. Such robust growth in subscribers is mainly attributed to increased automobile sales and the continuous launch of innovative products. SIRIUS XM gained approximately 1.17 million subscribers in the first half of fiscal 2013 with an average of 583,945 customers per quarter as compared with 1.03 million subscribers added during the first half of fiscal 2012 with an average of 513,319 per quarter. SIRIUS XM is continuously forming strategic partnerships with premium automobile companies. Last month, SIRIUS XM started offering the new Sync AppLink … Continue reading

[ March 10, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 56329 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

U.S. equities ended the day barely changed as investors turned their focus to the the latest FOMC minutes and Ben Bernankes press conference. The minutes hinted that central bank officials are divided on when the Fed should begin scaling back its massive bond-buying program. The minutes stated that Several members judged that a reduction in asset purchases would likely soon be warranted, butmany members indicated that further improvement in the outlook for the labor market would be required before it would be appropriate to slow the pace of asset purchases. . Global Market Overview:UCO Pops As Crude Tops $106, IBB RalliesFollowing a lackluster trading session, only two major U.S. equity indexes managed to close in positive territory.TheDow Jones Industrial Average ETF slipped 0.05% after its underlying index snapped its four-day win streak. TheS&P500 ETF edged 0.04% higher,while the tech-heavy NasdaqETF gained 0.57%. In Eu rope, markets were broadly higher, rebounding … Continue reading

[ August 8, 2013 | Author: admin | Views: 21323 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

On Wednesday, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ  ) will release its latest quarterly results. The key to making smart investment decisions on stocks reporting earnings is to anticipate how they’ll do before they announce results, leaving you fully prepared to respond quickly to whatever surprises inevitably arise. That way, you’ll be less likely to have an uninformed, knee-jerk reaction that turns out to be exactly the wrong move. As its shares moved sharply downward in 2012, Hewlett-Packard drew criticism from many investors that it no longer deserved a place among the Dow Jones Industrials (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) , considering that several other large tech companies had been left out of the index. But even in light of further weakness in the PC business, HP has made substantial strides in executing its long-term turnaround strategy of seeking a broader mix of more profitable businesses. Let’s take an early look at what’s been happening with Hewlett-Packard … Continue reading

[ August 6, 2013 | Author: admin | Views: 23160 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

In a previous article, I outlined that it is getting more difficult to find quality dividend paying stocks to buy. Most of the usual suspects like Kimberly-Clark (KMB) or Colgate-Palmolive (CL) are very overvalued today, which prevents me from adding to my positions there. Other companies like Chevron (CVX) are attractively valued today, but unfortunately my portfolio is overweight in them. Currently I find the oil sector to be cheap and have some of the lowest P/E ratios in the market. However, I would hate to be concentrated in one sector which is exposed to the fluctuating prices in its commodity products. In this current environment, I am starting to deviate slightly from my entry criteria on a more consistent basis. I usually avoid paying over 20 times earnings for a company for which I expect earnings and dividend growth, and which I could see holding on for the next … Continue reading