10 Best Consumer Service Stocks To Own For 2017

Credit Suisse analyst Susan Roth Katzke and team call Citigroup’s (C) earnings “solid results in a challenging quarter with progress on moving this franchise forward.” The offer the highlights…and the lowlights:

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Citigroup reported 1Q16 EPS of $1.10making it 3 for 3 of the “money center” banks meeting/exceeding bottom line expectations (Consensus was at $1.03; CS Research was at $1.00). Upside was revenue driven with Citi Holdings revenues a good bit above our estimate (gains); the dollar amount of expenses was in line despite those higher revenues (and inclusive of stepped up investment spend in the consumer bank); credit costs a bit higher than forecast, but not surprising (reserve build; higher C&I losses). Bottom line: solid results in a challenging quarter with progress on moving this franchise forward.

10 Best Consumer Service Stocks To Own For 2017: Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.(NCLH)

 

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. operates as a cruise line company that offers various itineraries. It offers cruises ranging from 1 day to 180 days itineraries to approximately 510 destinations worldwide. The company offers its products through independent travel agents, wholesalers, and tour operators. It operates 22 ships under the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands with approximately 45,000 Berths. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Carnival have dropped 4.2% to $43.74 at 2:39 p.m. today, while Royal Caribbean Cruise (RCL) has tumbled 5.6% to $66.15, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) is off 4.3% at $38.63.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: NCLH) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $1.10 billion.

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $2.31 per share on revenue of $338.86 million.

10 Best Consumer Service Stocks To Own For 2017: Gladstone Land Corporation(LAND)

 

Gladstone Land Corporation, an externally-managed agricultural real estate investment trust, owns and leases farmland for independent and corporate farming operations in the United States. It owns 46 farms covering an area of 23,000 acres in 7 states across the United States. The company also leases a parcel on its property to an oil company. Gladstone Land Corporation was founded in 1997 and is based in McLean, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Swinehart]

    Gladstone Land Corp (LAND) –

    A U.S. based farmland investment company that currently offers a plus 9% annual distribution. It owns and leases farmland in Florida, California, Michigan and Oregon with appraised land value of $79 million. The distribution is paid monthly which should attract income investors.

Top 5 Oil Companies To Own In Right Now: HD Supply Holdings, Inc.(HDS)

 

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. operates as an industrial distributor in North America. The companys Facilities Maintenance segment offers electrical and lighting items, plumbing, appliances, janitorial supplies, hardware, kitchen and bath cabinets, window coverings, textiles and guest amenities, healthcare maintenance, and water and wastewater treatment products, as well as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning products. Its Waterworks segment provides pipes, fittings, valves, hydrants, and meters for use in the construction, maintenance, and repair of water and waste-water systems, as well as fire-protection systems; and smart meters, fusible piping solutions, and engineered treatment plant products and services. The companys Power Solutions segment distributes electrical transmission and distribution products, and power plant maintenance, repair, and operations supplies and smart-grid products; and arranges materials mana gement and procurement outsourcing for the power generation and distribution industries. Its Construction & IndustrialWhite Cap segment offers tilt-up brace systems, forming and shoring systems, concrete chemicals, hand and power tools, rebar, ladders, safety and fall arrest equipment, screws and fasteners, sealants and adhesives, drainage pipes, geo-synthetics, erosion and sediment control equipment, and other engineered materials. The company also provides floorings, cabinets, countertops, and window coverings, as well as design center services; and light remodeling and construction supplies, kitchen and bath cabinets, windows, plumbing materials, electrical equipment, and other products. It serves contractors, maintenance professionals, home builders, industrial businesses, and government entities. The company was formerly known as HDS Investment Holding, Inc. and changed its name to HD Supply Holdings, Inc. in April 2013. HD Supply Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in At lanta, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    HD Supply Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: HDS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $1.63 billion.

    JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.68 per share on revenue of $683.29 million.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Flexing the barbell strategy to balance Safe Havens with more cyclical exposures. In our view, industrials investors should be positioning their portfolio with a barbell strategy, with half of the exposure in Safe Havens like General Electric, Xylem (XYL), Danaher, Honeywell International, Roper Technologies (ROP), and AMETEK (AME), and the other half selectively in the cyclical names that are better positioned today, such as Pentair, HD Supply Holdings (HDS),Actuant (ATU), Atkore International Group (ATKR), Ingersoll-Rand, and Eaton (ETN). We still believe risk-reward is mostly balanced and that the macro will remain choppy into 2017, supporting a positioning in the defensive names. But if investor sentiment improves on not-worse news and earnings results, the more cyclical names could fare better.

10 Best Consumer Service Stocks To Own For 2017: Charter Communications, Inc.(CHTR)

Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter), incorporated on July 22, 1999, is a provider of cable services in the United States, offering a range of entertainment, information and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers. The Company operates through broadband services segment. The Company’s services include Video Services, Internet Services, Voice Services, Commercial Services and Advertising Services. The Company’s infrastructure consists of a hybrid of fiber and coaxial cable plant with approximately 12.8 million estimated passings, with over 98% at approximately 550 megahertz (MHz), over 99% of plant miles two-way active and approximately 100% of plant all-digital. The Company sells its video, Internet and voice services primarily on a subscription basis, often in a bundle of two or more services. It offers Charter Spectrum brand in its all-digital markets. Digital video enables its customers to access advanced video services, such as high definitio n (HD) television, video on demand programming, an interactive program guide and digital video recorder (DVR) service. Through Spectrum Business, it provides tailored broadband communications solutions to business and carrier organizations, such as video entertainment services, Internet access, business telephone services, data networking and fiber connectivity to cellular towers and office buildings. Its advertising sales division, Spectrum Reach, provides local, regional and national businesses with a focus on advertising in individual markets on cable television networks. Through its hybrid fiber and coaxial cable network, the Company offers its customers traditional cable video services, as well as advanced video services (such as video on demand, HD television, and DVR service), Internet services and voice services. The Company’s voice services are provided using voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) technology, to transmit digital voice signals over the Company’s systems .

The Company’s network includes approximately ! three components, including the national backbone, regional/metro networks and the last-mile network. Both its national backbone and regional/metro network components utilize or plan to utilize a redundant Internet Protocol (IP) ring/mesh architecture. The national backbone provides connectivity from the regional demarcation points to nationally centralized content, connectivity and services. The regional/metro network components provide connectivity between the regional demarcation points and headends within a specific geographic area and enable the delivery of content and services between these network components. Its last-mile network utilizes a hybrid fiber coaxial cable (HFC) architecture, which combines the use of fiber optic cable with coaxial cable.

Video Services

The Company’s video service offerings include Video; Video On Demand, Subscription On Demand and Pay-Per-View; High Definition Television; Digital Video Recorder; Spectrum TV Appli cation on Mobile Devices; Spectrum TV Application on Immobile Devices, and Spectrum Guide. The Company’s customers receive a package of basic programming, which consists of local broadcast television, local community programming, including governmental and public access, and limited satellite-delivered or non-broadcast channels, such as weather, shopping and religious programming along with a digital set-top box that provides an interactive electronic programming guide with parental controls, access to pay-per-view channels, including video-on- demand (available nearly everywhere), digital quality music channels and the option to also receive a cable card. Customers have the option to purchase additional tiers of services, including premium channels, which provide programming, commercial-free movies, sports and other special event entertainment programming. In most areas, the Company offers video-on- demand service, which allows customers to select from approximately 10,000 or more titles at any time. Video-on-demand includes standar! d definit! ion, HD and three-dimensional (3D) content. Video-on- demand programming options may be accessed if the content is associated with the customer’s linear subscription, or for a fee on a transactional basis. Video-on-demand services may also be offered on a subscription basis included in a digital tier premium channel subscription or for a monthly fee. Pay-per-view channels allow customers to pay on a per-event basis to view a single showing of a recently released movie, a one-time special sporting event, music concert, or similar event on a commercial-free basis. HD Television offers the Company’s digital customers video programming at a higher resolution to manage picture and audio quality versus standard basic or digital video images. The Company offers over 200 HD channels.

The Company’s Digital Video Recorder service enables customers to digitally record programming and to pause and rewind live programming. Charter customers may lease multiple DVR set-top box es to maximize recording capacity on multiple televisions in the home. Its customers also have the ability to program their DVRs remotely via the Spectrum TV Application or on the Company’s Website. The Spectrum TV Application enables Charter video customers to search and discover content on various customer owned devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, as well as the Android-based tablets. The Spectrum TV Application allows customers to watch over 150 channels of cable television and use the device as a remote to control their digital set-top box while in their home. It also allows customers the ability to browse Charter’s program guide, search for programming, and schedule DVR recordings from inside and outside the home. Charter offers the Spectrum TV Application on Roku devices. This application enables all Charter video customers with a Roku device to watch live linear programming via the Spectrum TV Application. It offers Spectrum Guide, a network or cloud- based user interface with a similar look and feel of the Spe! ctrum TV ! Application.

Internet Services

The Company’s residential Internet services offer its residential customers multiple tiers of Internet services with download speeds of approximately 100 Megabits per second (Mbps), and approximately 120 Mbps in certain markets. The Company’s Internet services also include an Internet portal, Charter.net, which provides multiple e-mail addresses. Charter Security Suite is included with Charter Internet services and protects computers from viruses and spyware, and provides parental control features. Charter offers an in-home wireless fidelity (WiFi) product permitting customers to lease a wireless router to manage their wireless Internet experience. Charter offers an out-of-home WiFi service (Spectrum WiFi) in over four market areas permitting Internet customers to access the Internet at designated hot spots within a particular market.

Voice Services

The Company provides voice communications se rvices primarily using VoIP technology to transmit digital voice signals over its network. The Company’s voice services include unlimited local and long distance calling to the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, voicemail, call waiting, caller identity (ID), call forwarding and other features and offers international calling either by the minute or through packages of minutes per month. For Charter Voice and video customers, caller ID on television is also available in most areas.

Commercial Services

Commercial services offered through Spectrum Business include broadband communications solutions for businesses and carrier organizations of all sizes, such as Internet access, data networking, fiber connectivity to cellular towers and office buildings, video entertainment services and business telephone services. Charter offers basic coax service primarily to small businesses (1-19 employees) and medium (20-199 employees) businesses similar to its residential offerings. Spectrum Business includes a full ran! ge of vid! eo programming tiers and music services, and coax Internet speeds of approximately 100 Mbps downstream, over 200 Mbps in certain markets, and approximately seven Mbps upstream in its DOCSIS 3.0 markets. Spectrum Business also includes a set of business cloud services, including Web hosting, e-mail and security, and multi-line telephone services with over 30 business features, including Web-based service management. Charter offers fiber or complex services to medium and large (200+ employees) businesses, including fiber Internet with symmetrical speeds of approximately 10 Gbps and voice trunking services, such as Primary Rate Interface (PRI) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunks, which provide higher-capacity voice services. Charter also offers Metro Ethernet service that connects two or more locations for commercial customers with geographically dispersed locations with services of approximately 10 Gbps. Metro Ethernet service can also extend the reach of the customer ‘s local area network (LAN) within and between metropolitan areas. In addition, Charter offers large businesses with multiple sites specialized solutions, such as custom fiber networks and Metro and long haul Ethernet. Charter also offers last-mile data connectivity services to wireless and wireline carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other carriers on a wholesale basis.

Advertising Services

The Company’s advertising sales division, Spectrum Reach, allows local, regional and national business to advertise in individual markets on cable television networks. In any particular market, it inserts local advertising on over 50 channels. In most cases, the available advertising time is sold by its sales force, however in some markets, it enters into representation agreements with contiguous cable system operators, under which another operator in the area will sell advertising on its behalf for a percentage of the revenue. In some markets, it se lls advertising on behalf of other operators. Charter deploy! s Enhance! d TV Binary Interchange Format (EBIF) technology to set-top boxes in most service areas within the Charter footprint. EBIF is a technology foundation that will allow Charter to deliver television applications for advertising. From time to time, certain of its vendors, including programmers and equipment vendors, purchase advertising from Charter.

The Company competes with AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc., Google Fiber, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Apple, HBO, Showtime, CBS, Sony, T-Mobile and DISH Network.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Harold L. Vogel]

    For cable networks and distributors, first admire the long-term pricing power for cable services (shown in the chart below). Price increases have far exceeded the rate of gain of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for decades and thereby supported the stock prices and earnings growth of the entire industry (even though some companies such as Charter (CHTR) stumbled into bankruptcy even with this pricing wind at their backs).

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Oppenheimer downgraded Verizon (NYSE: VZ) to Perform.
    Stifel downgraded Disney (NYSE: DIS) to Hold.
    Argus upgraded Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) to Buy.
    Canaccord upgraded Diamondback Energy (NASDAQ: FANG) to Buy.
    RBC initiated coverage on Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) at Outperform.
    Argus started Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) at Buy.

10 Best Consumer Service Stocks To Own For 2017: Christopher & Banks Corporation(CBK)

 

Christopher & Banks Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of womens apparel and accessories in the United States. The company designs, sources, and sells womens apparel and accessories to customers ranging in age from 45 to 60. Its stores offer womens apparel consisting of knit tops, woven tops, jackets, sweaters, skirts, denim bottoms, bottoms made of other fabrics, leisure wear, and dresses in missy, petite, and women sizes, as well as jewelry and accessories. As of August 1, 2015, the company operated 529 stores, including 82 Christopher & Banks stores, 73 CJ Banks stores, 309 MPW stores, and 65 outlet stores. It also operates e-commerce Web sites, such as christopherandbanks.com and cjbanks.com. The company was formerly known as Brauns Fashions Corporation and changed its name to Christopher & Banks Corporation in July 2000. Christopher & Banks Corporation was founded in 1956 and is headquar tered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE: CBK) shares were also up, gaining 40 percent to $2.64. Christopher & Banks reported a Q4 loss of $0.24 per share on revenue of $94.6 million. The company projects Q1 revenue of $93 million to $98 million.

10 Best Consumer Service Stocks To Own For 2017: Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.(GLPI)

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI), incorporated on February 13, 2013, is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing, and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in triple net lease arrangements. Triple net leases are leases, in which the lessee pays rent to the lessor, as well as all taxes, insurance, and maintenance expenses that arise from the use of the property. The Company operates in two segments: GLP Capital, L.P. (a wholly owned subsidiary of GLPI, through which GLPI owns all of its real estate assets) (GLP Capital) and the TRS Properties. The GLP Capital segment consists of the leased real property and represents the Companys business. The TRS Properties segment consists of Hollywood Casino Perryville and Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge.

As of December 31, 2014, GLPI’s portfolio consisted of 21 gaming and related facilities, incl uding the TRS Properties and the real property associated with 18 gaming and related facilities operated by Penn and the real property associated with the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Illinois. These facilities are geographically diversified across 12 states and contain approximately 7.0 million of rentable square feet. As of December 31, 2014, all of the Company’s rental properties, with the exception of the real property associated with the Casino Queen, were leased to a wholly owned subsidiary of Penn under the Master Lease. Penn is a diversified, multi-jurisdictional owner and manager of gaming and pari-mutuel properties, and a gaming provider.

GLP Capital

The Companys leased tenants include Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, Hollywood Casino Aurora, Hollywood Casino Joliet, Argosy Casino Alton, Hollywood Casino Toledo, Hollywood Casino Columbus, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, M Resort, H ollywood Casino Bangor, Zia Park Casino, Hollywood Casino Gu! lf Coast, Argosy Casino Riverside, Hollywood Casino Tunica, Boomtown Biloxi, Hollywood Casino St. Louis, Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and Casino Queen. It owns approximately 74.1 acres and lease approximately 32.1 acres in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, a portion of which serves as the dockside embarkation for the gaming vessel, and includes a Hollywood-themed casino riverboat, an entertainment pavilion, a 295-room hotel, two parking garages and an adjacent surface lot, with the other portion used for remote parking. It owns a dockside barge structure and land-based pavilion in Aurora, Illinois. The Company owns the land, which is approximately 0.4 acres, on which the pavilion is located and a pedestrian walkway bridge. The property also includes a parking lot under an operating lease agreement and two parking garages under capital lease agreements, together comprising approximately 2.1 acres.

The Company owns appro ximately 276.4 acres in Joliet, Illinois, which includes a barge-based casino, land-based pavilion, a 100-room hotel, a 1,100 space parking garage, surface parking areas and a recreational vehicle park. It leases approximately 3.6 acres in Alton, Illinois, a portion of which serves as the dockside boarding for the Alton Belle II, a riverboat casino. The dockside facility includes an entertainment pavilion and office space, as well as surface parking areas with 1,341 spaces. In addition, it owns an approximately 43.8 acre site in Toledo, Ohio, where Hollywood Casino Toledo is located. The property includes the casino as well as structured and surface parking for approximately 3,300 spaces. It owns 116.2 acres of land in Columbus, Ohio, where Hollywood Casino Columbus is located. The property includes the casino, as well as structured and surface parking for 4,616 spaces. The Company owns approximately 298.6 acres on various parcels in Charles Town and Ranson, West Virginia, o f which 155 acres comprise Hollywood Casino at Charles Town ! Races. Th! e facility includes a 153-room hotel and a 3/4-mile all-weather lighted thoroughbred racetrack, a training track, two parking garages, an employee parking lot, an enclosed grandstand/clubhouse and housing facilities for over 1,300 horses.

The Company owns approximately 573.7 acres in Grantville, Pennsylvania, where Penn National Race Course is located on 181 acres. The facility includes a one-mile all-weather lighted thoroughbred racetrack and a 7/8-mile turf track, a parking garage and surface parking spaces. The property also includes approximately 393 acres surrounding the Penn National Race Course that are available for future expansion or development. It owns approximately 87.6 acres on the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway in Henderson, Nevada, where the M Resort is located. The M Resort property includes a 390-room hotel, a 4,700 space parking facility and other facilities. It owns and leases the land, on which the Hollywood Cas ino Bangor facility is located in Bangor, Maine, which consists of approximately 6.7 acres, and includes a 152-room hotel and four-story parking. In addition, it leases approximately 27.6 acres located at historic Bass Park, which is adjacent to the facility, and includes a one-half mile standardbred racetrack and a grandstand with over 12,000 square feet and seating for 3,500 patrons.

The Company owns approximately 317.4 acres in Hobbs, New Mexico, where Zia Park Casino is located. The property also includes a one-mile quarter thoroughbred racetrack. It owns approximately 579.9 acres in the city of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, including a 20-slip marina. The property includes a land-based casino, 18-hole golf course, a 291-room hotel and other facilities. It owns approximately 41 acres in Riverside, Missouri, which includes a barge-based casino, a 258-room luxury hotel, an entertainment/banquet facility and a parking garage. It leases approximately 67.7 acres of land in Tunica, Mississippi. The property includes a single! -level ca! sino, a 494-room hotel, surface parking and other land-based facilities. It leases approximately 1.0 acres of land mostly used for parking and a welcome center. It owns approximately 247.8 acres along the Missouri River in Maryland Heights, Missouri, which includes a 502-room hotel and structure and surface parking for approximately 4,600 spaces.

The Company owns approximately 119.7 acres in Dayton, Ohio, where Penn opened Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway on August 28, 2014. The property includes a land-based casino, a 5/8-mile all-weather standardbred racetrack and surface parking. It owns approximately 193.4 acres in Youngstown, Ohio, where Penn opened Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course on September 17, 2014. The property includes a land-based casino, a one-mile thoroughbred racetrack and surface parking. It owns approximately 67.3 acres in East St. Louis, Illinois, which includes a 157-room hotel, a recreational vehicle park and surface parking areas.

TRS Properties

The Companys Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge is a dockside riverboat gaming facility operating in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The riverboat features approximately 28,000 square feet of gaming space with 956 gaming machines and 12 table games. The facility also includes a two-story, 58,000 square foot dockside building featuring a variety of amenities, including a grill, a 268-seat buffet, a deli, a players’ lounge, a nightclub, a lobby bar, a public atrium, two meeting rooms and 1,490 parking spaces. Its Hollywood Casino Perryville is located directly off Interstate 95 in Cecil County, Maryland just 35 miles northeast of Baltimore and 70 miles from Washington, D.C. Hollywood Casino Perryville is a Hollywood-themed facility, which offers 34,329 square feet of gaming space with 1,158 slot machines, 12 table games and 10 poker tables. The facility also offers various food and beverage options, including a bar and grill, a gift shop a nd 1,600 parking spaces with valet and self-parking.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ: GLPI) shares fell 3.25 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading. Gaming and Leisure Properties priced offering of 10.53 million shares of common stock for gross proceeds of $333 million.

10 Best Consumer Service Stocks To Own For 2017: H&R Block, Inc.(HRB)

 

H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation, banking, and other services to the general public primarily in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company offers assisted income tax return preparation and related services through a system of retail offices operated directly by the company or by franchisees; and online tax services, such as tax advice, professional and do-it-yourself (DIY) tax return preparation, and electronic filing services through its Website hrblock.com. It also develops and markets DIY desktop income tax preparation software; and develops and provides applications for mobile devices, which offer tax and related services. In addition, the company provides refund anticipation checks, H&R Block Emerald Advance lines of credit and Prepaid MasterCard, and Peace of Mind Extended Service Plan, Tax Identity Shield, and Cash Back refund discount programs. Further, it offers tradition al retail banking services primarily to its assisted and DIY tax clients. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    H & R Block Inc (NYSE: HRB) was down, falling around 14 percent to $20.42 as the company reported a disappointing tax season. The company announced plans to lower 13 percent of its workforce. Oppenheimer downgraded H&R Block from Outperform to Perform.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    H&R Block (HRB) has climbed 3.1% to $22.20 after beating earnings forecasts by a penny and hiking its dividend.

    Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) has gained 1.2% to $5.16 after getting upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Macquarie.

10 Best Consumer Service Stocks To Own For 2017: American Assets Trust, Inc.(AAT)

American Assets Trust, Inc., incorporated on July 16, 2010, is a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, operates, acquires and develops retail, office, multifamily and mixed-use properties in high-barrier-to-entry markets in Southern California, Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Texas and Hawaii. The Company operates through four segments: retail, office, multifamily and mixed-use. The Company’s portfolio consists of approximately 10 retail shopping centers; over seven office properties; a mixed-use property consisting of approximately 370-room all-suite hotel and a retail shopping center, and approximately five multifamily properties. The Company owns land at over five of its properties that it classifies as held for development and construction in progress. The Company’s markets include San Diego; the San Francisco Bay Area; Portland, Oregon; Bellevue, Washington, and Oahu, Hawaii.

Retail

The Company’s retail segment includes rental of retail space and other tenant services, including tenant reimbursements, parking and storage space rental. The Company’s retail properties include Carmel Country Plaza, Del Monte Center, Carmel Mountain Plaza, Geary Marketplace, South Bay Marketplace, The Shops at Kalakaua, Waikele Center, Lomas Santa Fe Plaza, Alamo Quarry Market and Solana Beach Towne Centre.

Office

The Company’s office segment products include rental of office space and other tenant services, including tenant reimbursements, parking and storage space rental. The Company’s office properties include Torrey Reserve Campus, Lloyd District Portfolio, Solana Beach Corporate Centre, City Center Bellevue, The Landmark at One Market, One Beach Street and First & Main.

Multifamily

The Company’s multifamily segment products include rental of apartments and other tenant services. The Company’s m ultifamily properties include Loma Palisades, Imperial Beach! Gardens, Mariner’s Point, Santa Fe Park RV Resort and Hassalo on Eighth. The multifamily portfolio includes over four apartment properties, as well as an RV resort with a total of over 1,580 units (including approximately 120 RV spaces), which are available for lease. Approximately 73.4% of these properties are leased.

Mixed-use

The Company’s mixed-use segment products include rental of retail space and other tenant services, including tenant reimbursements parking and storage space rental and operation of approximately 370-room all-suite hotel. The Company’s mixed-use property includes Waikiki Beach Walk Retail and Embassy Suites Hotel. The mixed-use property consists of approximately 97,000 rentable square feet of retail space. The retail portion of the property is approximately 100% leased.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Markus Aarnio]

    Owens Realty Mortgage’s competitors include American Assets Trust (AAT), Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) and Boston Properties (BXP). American Assets Trust has seen five insider buy transactions and four insider sell transactions this year. American Assets Trust has a dividend yield of 2.78%. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has seen 14 insider sell transactions this year. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has a dividend yield of 4.10%. Boston Properties has seen one insider buy transaction and four insider sell transactions this year. Boston Properties has a dividend yield of 2.43%.

10 Best Consumer Service Stocks To Own For 2017: Media General, Inc.(MEG)

Media General, Inc., formerly Mercury New Holdco, Inc., incorporated on March 19, 2014, is a connected-screen multimedia company. The Company provides news, information and entertainment. The Company’s operating segments include Broadcast and Digital. Its Broadcast segment includes over 70 television stations that are either owned, operated or serviced by the Company in approximately 48 United States markets, all of which are engaged principally in the sale of television advertising. The Company’s Digital segment includes the operating results of the Company’s digital businesses, as well as the business operations related to the television station companion Websites. Digital segment includes LIN Digital, LIN Mobile, LLC (LIN Mobile), HYFN, Inc. (HYFN), Dedicated Media, Inc. (Dedicated Media), BiteSize TV and Federated Media, as well as the business operations related to the television station companion Websites.

The Company’s digital company, LIN Digital, prov ides display and video advertising on LIN Digital’s advertising network. LIN Mobile provides mobile advertising, including software to optimize audience reach. Federated Media provides display and video advertising on a network of Website publishers, including lifestyle bloggers. Dedicated Media provides marketing, data focusing and analytics for digital marketing campaigns. HYFN is a service digital agency that develops and implements mobile, social and Web experiences. BiteSize TV is a video content creator.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Media General Inc (NYSE: MEG) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $340.17 million.

    National Health Investors Inc (NYSE: NHI) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $1.17 per share on revenue of $57.82 million.

10 Best Consumer Service Stocks To Own For 2017: Francesca's Holdings Corporation(FRAN)

 

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail boutiques. It offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for women between the ages of 18 and 35. The companys apparel products comprise dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates; and jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. Its accessories consist of handbags, clutches, wallets, shoes, belts, hats, scarves, sunglasses, watches, and hair accessories; and gifts include fragrances, candles, bath and body, home accessories, books, wall art, nail polish, and miscellaneous items. As of March 23, 2016, the company operated 626 boutiques in 48 states and the District of Columbia. The company also sells its products through its Website at francescas.com. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Hou ston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Francesca’s Holdings (FRAN) has jumped 5.4% to $11.00 after beating earnings forecasts.

    Restoration Hardware (RH) has tumbled 20% to $28.92 after slashing its full-year guidance. Restoration Hardware was also cut to Market Perform from Outperform at Telsey Advisory Group.