5 Best Industrial Disributor Stocks To Invest In Right Now

With shares of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) trading around $139, is TSLA an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Let’s analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

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Tesla Motors designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components. The company also provides services for the development of electric powertrain systems and components, and sells electric powertrain components to other automotive manufacturers. It markets and sells its vehicles through Tesla stores as well as over the Internet. Consumers and companies are looking to save at the pump, and what better way to do so than with electric vehicles?

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk responded to concerns over the three Tesla Model S fires that have occurred in recent months at The New York Times Dealbook conference, according to CNN. Despite the three battery fires, Musk says there will be no Model S recall. “We have never had a serious injury or death in any of our cars. Maybe there is a car as safe as the Model S, but there is certainly not a car that is safer,” Musk said. He also noted that the Model S drivers who experienced the fires asked for new Tesla vehicles, instead of switching to a different car.

5 Best Industrial Disributor Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras(PBR)

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. primarily engages in oil and natural gas exploration and production, refining, trade, and transportation businesses. The company?s Exploration and Production segment involves in the exploration, production, development, and production of oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and natural gas in Brazil. This segment supplies its products to the refineries in Brazil, as well as sells surplus petroleum and byproducts in domestic and foreign markets. Its Supply segment engages in the refining, logistics, transportation, and trade of oil and oil products; export of ethanol; and extraction and processing of schist, as well as holds interests in companies of the petrochemical sector in Brazil. The Gas and Energy segment involves in the transportation and trade of natural gas produced in or imported into Brazil; transportation and trade of LNG; and generation and trade of electric power. In addition, the segment has interests in natural gas transportation and d istribution companies; and thermoelectric power stations in Brazil, as well engages in fertilizer business. The Distribution segment distributes oil products, ethanol, and compressed natural gas in Brazil. The International segment involves in the exploration and production of oil and gas, as well as in supplying, gas and energy, and distribution operations in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Further, the company involves in biofuel production business. Petroleo Brasileiro was founded in 1953 and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Market commentary around Diamond Offshore Drilling has become one-sided, in our opinion, with sentiment biased against the stock. We are cognizant of the bearish case: 1) Diamond Offshore Drilling has an aging fleet, 2) its 2014 rig turnover is high (10 floaters, four jackups), 3) contracting activity has lapsed and 4) Petrobras (PBR) remains a source of frustration. Still, we believe these points are widely accepted and that potential balancing factors are disregarded, including 1) its counter-cyclical asset-buying strategy, 2) extension optionality in Brazil, 3) change potential from a new CEO and 4) track record of returning cash to shareholders. We have increased our price target to $48 ($37 previously) based on a 5.4x multiple on 2015 EV/EBITDA (vs. a 6.2x historical median) and 10.9x multiple on 2015 P/E (vs. a 10.4x historical median). We expect that the $3.50/share dividend will remain a priority (~7% current yield). We have raised our rating [on Diamond Offshor e Drilling] to Neutral (Sell previously) given the implied flattish to modest upside on a total return basis over the next 12 months.

  • [By Bruce Kennedy]

    The EIA examined annual reports from 42 oil and natural gas companies, from giants like Brazil’s Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) and ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) to smaller firms like Talisman Energy (NYSE: TLM) and Encana (NYSE: ECA) – companies that reportedly made up about 40 percent of non-OPEC production last year, and that had combined market capitalization of over $2.4 trillion.

5 Best Industrial Disributor Stocks To Invest In Right Now: WebMD Health Corp (WBMD)

WebMD Health Corp. provides health information services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans through its public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications in the United States. The company?s public portals enable consumers to obtain health and wellness information, including information on specific diseases or conditions; check symptoms; locate physicians; store individual healthcare information; receive periodic e-newsletters on topics of individual interest; and participate in online communities with peers and experts. Its public portals for physicians and healthcare professionals provide access to clinical reference sources; stay abreast of the latest clinical information; learn about new treatment options; earn continuing medical education credit; and communicate with peers. The company also provides mobile health information applications for use by consumers and physicians. In addit ion, WebMD Health Corp. offers e-detailing promotion and physician recruitment services, content syndication and distribution, and information services, as well as print services, including the advertisements in WebMD the Magazine, a consumer magazine distributed to physician office waiting rooms. The public portals? sponsors and advertisers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and consumer products companies. The company?s private portals enable employers and health plans to provide their employees and members with access to personalized health and benefit information and decision support technology that helps them to make more informed benefit, treatment, and provider decisions. Further, it offers telephonic health coaching services on a per participant basis across an employee or plan population for clients of its private portals. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    If you were lucky enough to own WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD) before the end of last week, then congratulations – you’re up 20% today. And if you didn’t get into WBMD before the close of business on Friday, well, it may be too late to step into it now (unless you like buying overextended stocks), but if you believe in the ongoing convergence of healthcare and digital information though – which is what put WebMD on the map – then you may want to take a closer look at CollabRx Inc. (NASDAQ:CLRX).

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    Leading and Lagging Sectors
    In trading on Monday, technology shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 1.18 percent. Among the leading sector stocks, gains came from WebMD Health (NASDAQ: WBMD) and 21Vianet Group (NASDAQ: VNET). Telecommunications services shares gained by just 0.35 percent in the US market today.

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    Leading and Lagging Sectors
    In trading on Monday, technology shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 1.18 percent. Among the leading sector stocks, gains came from WebMD Health (NASDAQ: WBMD) and 21Vianet Group (NASDAQ: VNET). Telecommunications services shares gained by just 0.35 percent in the US market today.

5 Best Industrial Disributor Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Hannover House Inc (HHSE)

Hannover House, Inc., formerly Target Development Group, Inc., is the parent company of Hannover House. Hannover House is a full service media company, specializing in the production and distribution of feature films onto the digital versatile disc (DVD) format for the North American retail marketplace. As of December 31, 2010, the Company had over 70 DVD titles in active distribution. In June 2012, the Company acquired nine feature films for video release in North America.

Retailers carrying Hannover House products include independently owned and operated retail video stores and book stores, including Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Blockbuster Video, Borders Group, Fred Meyer Group, Hastings, SAM’S Club, Transworld Group and Wal-Mart. It also includes Internet retailers.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap tech or media stocks Thinspace Technology Inc (OTCMKTS: THNS), Beamz Interactive Inc (OTCBB: BZIC) and Hannover House Inc (OTCMKTS: HHSE) have been getting some extra attention lately, but it appears that only one of these stocks has been the subject of a paid promotion. Nevertheless, all three stocks have been busy with press releases trying to get the attention of investors or traders. So are these three small cap tech or media stocks worth your attention? Here is a closer look along with a reality check:

5 Best Industrial Disributor Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Wells Fargo Advantage Income Opportunities Fund (EAD)

Evergreen Income Advantage Fund (the Fund) is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The primary investment objective of the Fund is to seek a high level of current income.

During the fiscal year ended April 30, 2005, the Fund’s investment portfolio included Marquee Holdings, Inc., Mediacom LLC, American Achievement Corp., CSK Auto, Inc., Oxford Industries, Inc., B&G Foods Holdings Corp. and Chiquita Brands International, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Inyoung Hwang]

    EADS (EAD) declined 1.2 percent to 51.54 euros. UBS said in a note that investing in the company is “less compelling” after shares rallied 77 percent in 2013 through yesterday and orders were announced following the Dubai Air Show.

  • [By Sarah Jones]

    Daimler AG jumped 6.2 percent to 52.35 euros. The world’s third-largest maker of luxury cars posted second-quarter profit that beat analyst predictions following the sale of its final holding in the parent company of planemaker Airbus SAS. (EAD)

  • [By Jim Jubak]

    Precision Castparts’ impressive growth in the June quarter was largely a result of acquisitions. Organic sales growth year over year came to just 2%. Most of the time I don’t like growth stocks that are fueled by acquisition since these deals can hide the true (frequently negative) trend in core sales and earnings growth. But in the case of Precision Castparts, an acquisition strategy makes sense to me, because it is a reflection of what’s going on in the aerospace sector. Companies like Boeing (BA) and Airbus (EAD) are looking to simplify their supply chain and to deal with fewer suppliers. Rolling up part of the supply chain under one roof, which is what Precision Castparts is doing right now, is a way to gain a bigger share of the business of these big end customers.

5 Best Industrial Disributor Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc (KKD)

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (Krispy Kreme), December 02, 1999, is a retailer and wholesaler of doughnuts complementary beverages and treats and packaged sweets. The Company’s principal business is owning and franchising Krispy Kreme stores, at which a variety of doughnuts, including the Company’s Original Glazed doughnut, are sold and distributed together with complementary products, and where a broad array of coffees and other beverages are offered. As of February 3, 2013, there were 239 Krispy Kreme stores operated domestically in 38 states and in the District of Columbia, and there were 509 shops in 21 other countries around the world. Of the 748 total stores, 295 were factory stores and 453 were satellites. The Company operates in four segments: Company Stores, domestic franchise stores, international franchise stores, and the KK Supply Chain.

Company Stores

Its Company Stores segment consists of the operating activities of its Company-o wned stores. These stores sell doughnuts and complementary products through the on-premises and wholesale channels. Many of the doughnut varieties the Company offers in its doughnut shops also are distributed, through off-premises sales channels. In addition, it offers a number of products through off-premises channels, including honeybuns, fruit pies, mini-crullers, cupcakes and various chocolate enrobed products, generally packaged as individually wrapped snacks or packaged in snack bags. Krispy Kreme has a beverage program, which includes drip coffees, both coffee-based and noncoffee-based frozen drinks, juices, sodas, milks, water and packaged and fountain beverages. In addition, the Company also develops beverages such as espresso, cappuccino and hot chocolate.

Domestic Franchise

The Domestic Franchise segment consists of the Company’s domestic store franchise operations. This segment derives revenue principally from initial development and f ranchise fees related to new stores and from royalties on sa! les by franchise stores. As of February 3, 2013, there were 142 domestic franchise stores in 29 states, consisting of 99 factory and 43 satellite stores.

International Franchise

The International Franchise segment consists of the Company’s international store franchise operations. International franchise stores sell doughnuts and complementary products almost exclusively through the on-premises sales channel using shop formats similar to those used in the United States, and also using a kiosk format. A portion of sales by the franchisees in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia are made to wholesale customers. As of February 3, 2013, there were 509 international franchise shops in 21 countries, consisting of 120 factory stores and 389 satellite shops.

KK Supply Chain Business Segment

The Company operates an integrated supply chain. The KK Supply Chain segment buys and processes ingredients it uses to produce doughnut mixes and manufactures doughnut-making equipment that all factory stores are required to purchase. The Company manufactures doughnut mixes at its facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In addition to traditional doughnut mixes and mixes made from mix concentrate, the Company produces or manages the production of doughnut premix, which is used to produce doughnut mixes in certain international locations. The KK Supply Chain segment also purchases and sells supplies, including icings and fillings, other food ingredients, juices, signage, display cases, uniforms and other items to both Company and franchisee-owned stores.

The Company competes with Dolly Madison, Entenmann’s, Hostess, Little Debbie, and Sara Lee.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jack Kramer and Nick Martell] Before you start dropping the big bucks on Cali Chrome this weekend, check out what sent stocks to fresh highs this past week. The top headline worth writing home to Mom about was the 217,000 new jobs added in May — which finally brings total payrolls up to the level where they were before the financial crisis. That solid number helped send the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) (DJINDICES: ^DJI  )  up 88 points Friday. Mazel Tov.   1. The stock market winner … It’s wedding season — and that means a good amount of open bars that will be featuring young people ordering uncreative “Jack and Cokes.” That’s more good news for Brown-Forman (NYSE: BF-B  ) (NYSE: BF-B  ) (NYSE: BF-B  ) , a big-time liquor distributor.

    Brown-Forman was on investors’ top shelves last week after an earnings report worth pouring some Scotch to — the company announced that net sales globally rose 6% over last year. And it’s Jack Daniels that’s driving the push as sales of the whiskey increased 8% across planet earth.

    It’s not just that America has refound its taste for whiskey on the heels of the craft brew trend. Its flavored whiskeys, in particular, that are what BF wants to capitalize on. BF’s “Tennessee Honey” brand of Jack doubled sales in its first year, with total sales rising 36% in the last year. Next, BF plans to introduced “Tennessee Fire” to add a cinnamon spice to its flavored whiskey lineup (and compete with Fireball Whisky).  
    2. … And the stock market loser We used to love munching Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD  ) (NYSE: KKD  ) (NYSE: KKD  ) doughnuts after Pee-Wee hockey games — but ever since the company over-expanded in the early 2000s and fell in 2004, the stock has been trying to claw its way back.

    And while 2013 was solid for the glaze

  • [By Rich Bieglmeier]

    [Related -Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD) Q4 Earnings Preview: Not So Sweet?]

    In case the name doesn’t give it away and you haven’t enjoyed one their sugary doughnuts, Krispy Kreme operates as a branded retailer and wholesaler of doughnuts, beverages, and treats and packaged sweets. As of May 14, 2014, the company had approximately 800 stores in approximately 20 countries in North America, Latin America, Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, and Europe.

  • [By Bryan Murphy]

    Call it a crazy hunch (because that’s all it is), but I’d be a buyer of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE:KKD) today in the shadow of the stock’s 14% selloff. KKD shares are down as a result of a lowered profit forecast for 2014, but if my 15 years in graying hair count for anything at all, this smells like a one of hundreds of cases where the market over-reacted to admittedly not-great news, only to watch the stock bounce back once the dust started to settle and reality set in.

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    Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Tuesday’s session are Hillshire Brands Co.(HSH), InterDigital Inc.(IDCC) and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc.(KKD)