5 Best Up And Coming Stocks To Own Right Now


Procter & Gamble (PG) was rising more than 1% this morning on a better-than-expected second quarter.

The company said it earned $1.88 billion, or 79 cents a share, down from $3.63 billion a year earlier. Revenue rose 2.2% to $20.66 billion.

Analysts were looking for earnings of 77 cents per share on revenue of $20.54 billion.

The company’s full-year guidance came in light, however. P&G said it will see earnings per share grow 5% to 7%, to a range of $4.25 a share to $4.33 a share, while the consensus estimate is $4.32.


In the quarter, organic sales climbed rose 4%; the company said it expects sales to grow between 1% and 2% for the full year, while organic sales rise 3% to 4%.

Gross margin narrowed to 47.5% from 48.1%.

CEO A.G. Lafley also spoke publicly for the first time since retaking the corner office, saying he would redouble efforts to win more market share and cut costs.

S&P Capital IQ’s Ian Gordon reiterated a Hold rating on the stock, but sounded an upbeat note, boosting his target price by $2 to $85 and writing “We see a focus on productivity enabling PG to drive EPS growth more in line with peers in FY 15 and beyond.”

5 Best Up And Coming Stocks To Own Right Now: TripAdvisor Inc (TRIP)


TripAdvisor, Inc. (TripAdvisor), incorporated on July 20, 2011, is an online travel research company, enabling users to plan and have a trip. TripAdvisor features reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, vacation packages and travel guides. TripAdvisor’s travel research platform features reviews and opinions from its community of travelers about destinations, accommodations (hotels, bed and breakfasts, specialty lodging and vacation rentals), restaurants and activities worldwide, through its TripAdvisor brand. TripAdvisor Websites include tripadvisor.com in the United States and versions of the Website in 30 countries, including in China under the brand daodao.com. TripAdvisor Websites also include links to the Websites of its travel advertisers allowing travelers to directly book their travel arrangements. In addition to the TripAdvisor brand, TripAdvisor, Inc. manages and operates Websites under 18 other travel media brands, providing travel pl anning resources across the travel sector. On December 20, 2011, Expedia, Inc. (Expedia) completed the spin-off of TripAdvisor, Inc. (TripAdvisor) to Expedia stockholders. TripAdvisor consists of the domestic and international operations previously associated with Expedia’s TripAdvisor Media Group. In October 2012, it acquired Wanderfly. In March 2013, it acquired Tiny Post (tinypost.co). In April 2013, the Company acquired Jetsetter.com and Gilt Travel Inc. In May 2013, TripAdvisor Inc acquired key technology and talent from CruiseWise Inc. In May 2013, TripAdvisor Inc acquired Guia de Apartamentos Niumba SL. In June 2013, the Company announced that it has acquired GateGuru.


TripAdvisor provides access worldwide to online travel agencies, including Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, hotels.com, Priceline and Booking.com. TripAdvisor Media Group offers travel suppliers graphical advertising and cost-per-click marketing platforms. TripAdvisor operates sites in 30 co untries and in 21 languages, including sites in the United S! tates (http://www.tripadvisor.com), the United Kingdom (http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk), France (http://www.tripadvisor.fr), Ireland (http://www.tripadvisor.ie), Germany (http://www.tripadvisor.de), Italy (http://www.tripadvisor.it), Spain (http://www.tripadvisor.es), India (http://www.tripadvisor.in), Japan (http://www.tripadvisor.jp), Portugal and Brazil (http://www.tripadvisor.com.br), Sweden (http://www.tripadvisor.se), The Netherlands (http://www.tripadvisor.nl), Canada (http://www.tripadvisor.ca), Denmark (http://www.tripadvisor.dk), Turkey (http://www.tripadvisor.com.tr), Mexico (http://www.tripadvisor.com.mx), Norway (http://no.tripadvisor.com), Poland (http://pl.tripadvisor.com), Australia (http://www.tripadvisor.com.au), Singapore (http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg), Thailand (http://th.tripadvisor.com), Russia (http://www.tripadvisor.ru), Greece (http://www.tripadvisor.com.gr), Indonesia(http://www.tripadvisor.co.id), Argentina (www.tripadvisor.co.ar), Taiwan (www.tripa dvisor.tw),Malaysia(http://www.tripadvisor.com.my), and Egypt (http://www.tripadvisor.com.eg). TripAdvisor also operates in China under the brand daodao.com (http://www.daodao.com) and Kuxun.cn (http://www.kuxun.cn).


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Analysts at Credit Suisse maintained an Outperform rating on TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP) with a price target lowered to $120 form a previous $125. Also, analysts at UBS maintained a Neutral rating on TripAdvisor with a price target raised to $98 from a previous $87. Shares lost 5.19 percent, closing at $101.79.

  • [By Garrett Cook]

    TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP) shares tumbled 5.74 percent to $101.24 after the company reported weaker-than-expected second-quarter profit.


    QUALCOMM (NASDAQ: QCOM) was down, falling 6.74 percent to $76.11 after the company issued downbeat earnings forecast for the current quarter. However, the company reported a 42% rise in its fiscal third-quarter net income. Evercore Partners downgraded QUALCOMM from Overweight to Equal-weight and lowered the price target from $88.00 to $83.00.

5 Best Up And Coming Stocks To Own Right Now: Shaw Communications Inc.(SJR)

Shaw Communications Inc., a diversified communications company, provides broadband cable television, Internet, digital phone, telecommunications, and satellite direct-to-home (DTH) services primarily in Canada and the United States. It offers cable television services, including analog and digital video services with access to HD channels, premium and VOD channels, music channels, and an interactive program guide. The company provides high speed Internet access services to residential and small business subscribers, as well as various Internet services for small and medium sized business customers. Its digital phone services include local and long distance calling, as well as calling features. The company also manages fiber network that serves as the primary Internet backbone for its broadband Internet customers, and provides Internet, data, and voice connectivity services to large and medium businesses, and other organizations. In addition, it distributes digital video an d audio signals to residences and businesses; and redistributes television and radio signals via satellite to cable and other operators, as well as provides uplink and network management services for conventional, specialty, and pay broadcasters on a contract basis. Further, the company provides satellite tracking and messaging services to the trucking industry, as well as integrates and manages satellite data networks with land-based telecommunications; and owns and leases satellite transponders that receive and amplify digital signals and transmit them to receiving dishes located within the footprint covered by the satellite. It serves approximately 3 million customers. The company was formerly known as Capital Cable Television Co. Ltd. Shaw Communications was founded in 1966 and is based in Calgary, Canada.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Victor Selva]

    The company has a current ratio of 13.45% which is higher than the one registered by Liberty Interactive Corp (LINTA). But for investors looking for a higher ROE, Time Warner Cable, DISH Network Corp (DISH), Rogers Communications, Inc. (RCI), Shaw Communications, Inc. (SJR) and Tivo, Inc. (TIVO) could be better options.

  • [By Laura Brodbeck]

    Earnings Expected From: Family Dollar Stores, Inc (NYSE: FDO), Pier 1 Imports, Inc (NYSE: PIR), Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD), Shaw Communications Inc (NYSE: SJR)

  • [By GURUFOCUS]

    Shaw Communications Inc. (SJR) provides broadband cable television, Internet, home phone, telecommunication, and satellite direct-to-home services in Canada and the United States. Yield: 4.1%

5 Best Up And Coming Stocks To Own Right Now: Oplink Communications Inc.(OPLK)

Oplink Communications, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells optical networking components and subsystems worldwide. The company?s products are used to expand optical bandwidth, amplify optical signals, monitor and protect wavelength performance, redirect light signals, ensure signal connectivity, and provide signal transmission and reception within an optical network. It offers bandwidth creation products, such as wavelength expansion products comprising dense wavelength division multiplexers (DWDM), coarse wavelength division multiplexers, band wavelength division multiplexers, and DWDM interleavers; and optical amplification products consisting of gain blocks, erbium doped fiber amplifiers, wavelength division multiplexers pump/signal combiners, integrated hybrid components, WDM pump combiners, polarization beam combiners, gain flattening filters isolators, isolators, and tap couplers. The company also offers bandwidth management produc ts, such as optical switching and routing products comprising optical add/drop multiplexers, wavelength selective switches, reconfigurable OADMs, switches, and circulators; wavelength conditioning products that include variable optical attenuators, variable multiplexers, and dynamic band equalization products; and wavelength performance monitoring and protection products consisting of supervisory channel WDM, integrated WDM and tap monitor arrays, optical channel monitors, and wavelength protection subsystems. In addition, it provides optical interconnect products, including connectors and adapters, fixed attenuators, patchcords, and termination and distribution enclosures; and transmission products, such as small form-factor pluggable transceivers, XFP transceivers, CWDM transceivers, bi-directional transceivers, DWDM transceivers, optical supervisory channel transceivers, GEPON products, and 40G/100G transceiver products. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartere d in Fremont, California.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Seth Jayson]

    Calling all cash flows
    When you are trying to buy the market’s best stocks, it’s worth checking up on your companies’ free cash flow once a quarter or so, to see whether it bears any relationship to the net income in the headlines. That’s what we do with this series. Today, we’re checking in on Oplink Communications (Nasdaq: OPLK  ) , whose recent revenue and earnings are plotted below.

  • [By Seth Jayson]

    Calling all cash flows
    When you are trying to buy the market’s best stocks, it’s worth checking up on your companies’ free cash flow once a quarter or so, to see whether it bears any relationship to the net income in the headlines. That’s what we do with this series. Today, we’re checking in on Oplink Communications (Nasdaq: OPLK  ) , whose recent revenue and earnings are plotted below.

5 Best Up And Coming Stocks To Own Right Now: Guided Therapeutics Inc (GTHP)


Guided Therapeutics, Inc., incorporated on October 27, 1992, is a medical technology company focused on developing medical devices. The Company’s primary focus is the development of its LuViva non-invasive cervical cancer detection device and extension of its cancer detection technology into other cancers, especially esophageal. Its technology, including products in research and development, primarily relate to biophotonics technology for the non-invasive detection of cancers. LuViva is a non-invasive cervical cancer detection product, based on the Company’s biophotonic technology. The device is designed to identify cervical cancers and precancers painlessly, non-invasively and at the point-of-care by scanning the cervix with light, then analyzing the light reflected or emanating from the cervix.


The Company’s product, in addition to detecting the structural changes attributed to cervical cancer, is also designed to detect the biochemical changes that preced e the development of visual lesions. The product is expected to incorporate a single-use, disposable calibration and alignment component.

The Company competes with Qiagen, MediSpectra, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., and GlaxoSmithKline PLC.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By CRWE]

    Today, GTHP remains (0.00%) +0.000 at $.710 with 44,700 shares in play thus far (ref. google finance Delayed: 11:42AM EDT August 21, 2013).


    Guided Therapeutics, Inc. previously reported its operating results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013.

    Revenue and other income for the second quarter of 2013 was approximately $338,000, including $116,000 in sales of LuViva® devices and disposables associated with its European launch, with the remainder of revenue representing contract and grant income. This compares to revenue of approximately $944,000 in the second quarter of 2012, which was comprised almost solely of contract and grant income. Revenue for the first six months of 2013 was $637,000, including $248,000 in sales of LuViva device and disposables. Revenue in the first six months of 2012 was $1.6 million, which was comprised almost solely of contract and grant income. The year over year decline in contract and grant income for both periods was primarily due to bringing the worldwide rights to the Company’s esophageal cancer detection technology back in house.

  • [By CRWE]

    Last Friday, GTHP had shed (-2.16%) down -0.015 at $.679 with 39,538 shares in play at the close (ref. google finance August 23, 2013 – Close).

    Guided Therapeutics, Inc. previously reported its operating results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013.

    Revenue and other income for the second quarter of 2013 was approximately $338,000, including $116,000 in sales of LuViva® devices and disposables associated with its European launch, with the remainder of revenue representing contract and grant income. This compares to revenue of approximately $944,000 in the second quarter of 2012, which was comprised almost solely of contract and grant income. Revenue for the first six months of 2013 was $637,000, including $248,000 in sales of LuViva device and disposables. Revenue in the first six months of 2012 was $1.6 million, which was comprised almost solely of contract and grant income. The year over year decline in contract and grant income for both periods was primarily due to bringing the worldwide rights to the Company’s esophageal cancer detection technology back in house.

5 Best Up And Coming Stocks To Own Right Now: Cardinal Financial Corporation(CFNL)


Cardinal Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Cardinal Bank that provides banking products and services to commercial and retail customers in Virginia and greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It primarily engages in accepting deposits and originating loans. The company?s deposit products include commercial and retail checking accounts, money market accounts, individual retirement accounts, regular interest-bearing savings accounts, and certificates of deposits. Its lending portfolio comprises commercial and industrial loans, commercial mortgage loans, residential mortgage loans, construction loans, home equity lines of credit, and consumer loans. The company also offers courier, telephone and Internet banking, and automatic teller machine services, as well as traveler?s checks, coin counters, wire services, and safe deposit box services. In addition, Cardinal Financial Corporation, through its other subsidiaries, involves in the origination an d acquisition of residential mortgages for sale into the secondary market in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region, as well as provides a construction-to-permanent loan program; offers retail securities brokerage and asset management services; and provides trust, estate, custody, investment management, and retirement planning services. It operates 26 banking offices. Cardinal Financial Corporation was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Marc Bastow]

    Bank holding company Cardinal Financial (CFNL) raised its quarterly dividend 33% to 8 cents per share, payable on Feb. 24 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 6.
    CFNL Dividend Yield: 1.88%

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Cardinal Financial (CFNL) has gained 5.8% to $17.47 after it was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

    Weatherford International (WFT) has dropped 6.3% to $14.75 before the open of trading after it announced the departure of its CFO in an 8-K filing. Wells Fargo and Raymond James both cut Weatherford’s shares as a result of the change.