Best Building Product Stocks To Own For 2014

Sick of your job? Consider switching to one of these high-paying and rapidly expanding careers.

There are five jobs in America that are expected to add more than 225,000 jobs to the workforce by 2022, and they all pay more than $65,000 per year. While health care is a popular subject these days, the reality remains that it’s the industry expected to see the fastest job growth over the next decade.

Source: 401(K) 2013.

These jobs are all expected to grow by more than 35%, which is three times higher than the 11% increase seen by all jobs in the U.S. And while all of these are high-paying jobs, individuals shouldn’t be discouraged thinking they don’t have the credentials, as the fastest-growing job doesn’t even require a degree from a four-year college or university.

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Best Building Product Stocks To Own For 2014: WageWorks Inc (WAGE)

WageWorks, Inc., incorporated on January 28, 2000, is an on-demand provider of tax-advantaged programs for consumer-directed health, commuter and other employee spending account benefits (CDBs), in the United States. The Company administers and operates a broad array of CDBs, including spending account management programs such as health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), and commuter benefits, such as transit and parking programs. The Company delivers its CDB programs through a scalable delivery model that employer clients and their employee participants may access through a standard Web browser on any Internet-enabled device, including computers, smart phones and other mobile devices such as tablet computers. In January 2013, the Company acquired Benefit Concepts, Inc.

The Company focuses on providing CDB programs to employer clients of any size. It provides marketing programs that are designed to maxmize employee participation in its employer clients’ CDB offerings. The Company markets and sells its CDB programs through multiple channels, including direct sales to enterprises, direct sales and through brokers to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and direct sales to industry purchasing and affiliate groups and through channel partners.

Its SMB distribution channel complements its enterprise sales channel and consists of third party advisors, including insurance agents and benefits consultants who typically have two to three enterprise clients and several hundred smaller employer clients, and institutional resellers, including regional and national insurance carriers, health plans, payroll providers, commercial banks and third-party administrators (TPAs). The Company also sells its programs through group purchasing organizations in which the Company negotiate a standard service contract with group purchasing organiz ations that are formed by industry specific employers to cov! er their members.

The Company competes with TASC, Inc, Aetna, UHC, Aon Hewitt, ADP, Ceridian, CDBs and Bank of America.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Laura Brodbeck]

    Tuesday

    Earnings Expected From: Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), GSI Group, Inc. (GSIG), Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), WageWorks, Inc. (NYSE: WAGE), DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV), Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) Economic Releases Expected:  Australian trade balance, New Zealand’s unemployment rate, Canadian trade balance, eurozone PPI, British services PMI

    Wednesday

  • [By Stock Gamer]

    WageWorks (WAGE) is a leading provider of tax-advantage programs for consumer-directed benefits (“CDBs”) in the US. The company operates and administers a wide range of tax-advantage CDBs including health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (“FSAs”), Healthy Savings Accounts (“HSAs”), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (“HRAs”), as well as commuter benefits. WageWorks’ CBD programs allow employees to save tax money by using pre-tax earnings to pay for their healthcare and commuter expenses. The programs also enable employers to benefit from reduced payroll taxes as their contributions are deductible for tax purpose, even after factoring in WageWorks’ service fees.

  • [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 WageWorks (NYSE: WAGE  ) , whose recent revenue and earnings are plotted below.

Best Building Product Stocks To Own For 2014: Insperity Inc. (NSP)

Insperity, Inc. provides an array of human resources (HR) and business solutions to help enhance business performance for small and medium-sized businesses. The company provides its HR business offering through its Workforce Optimization solution, which encompasses a range of human resource functions, including payroll and employment administration, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, government compliance, performance management, and training and development services. It also offers human capital management, payroll services, time and attendance, performance management, organizational planning, recruiting services, employment screening, financial services, expense management, retirement services, and insurance services through desktop applications and software as a service delivery models. Insperity, Inc. has a strategic alliance with GrowthForce LLC. The company was formerly known as Administaff, Inc. and changed its name to Insperity, Inc. in March 2011. Insperit y, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Kingwood, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Caroline Bennett]

    Sales for human resources provider Insperity (NYSE: NSP  ) moved up 5.5% this quarter compared to the same time in 2012. The company attributed its growing revenue to a 1.7% boost in the average number of worksite employees paid per month, as well as a 3.6% increase in monthly revenues of said employees.

  • [By CRWE]

    Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP), a leading provider of human resources and business performance solutions for America’s best businesses, reported that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share. The dividend will be paid on Sept. 28, 2012, to all stockholders of record as of Sept. 7, 2012.

Best Building Product Stocks To Own For 2014: Range Resources Corporation(RRC)

Range Resources Corporation, an independent natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas properties primarily in the Appalachian and southwestern regions of the United States. The company?s Appalachian region drilling and producing activities include tight-gas, shale, coal bed methane, and conventional natural gas and oil production in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, and West Virginia. It owns 4,969 net producing wells, approximately 2,750 miles of gas gathering lines, and approximately 1.8 million gross acres under lease. The company?s Southwestern drilling and producing activities cover the Barnett Shale of North Texas, the Permian Basin of West Texas and eastern New Mexico, the East Texas Basin, the Texas Panhandle, and the Anadarko Basin of Western Oklahoma. It owns 1,954 net producing wells, as well as approximately 886,000 gross acres under lease. As of December 31, 2010, Range Resources Corporation had had 4.4 Tcfe of pr oved reserves. It sells gas to utilities, marketing companies, and industrial users. The company was formerly known as Lomak Petroleum, Inc. and changed its name to Range Resources Corporation in 1998. Range Resources Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Arjun Sreekumar]

    For instance, Range Resources (NYSE: RRC  ) boosted its year-end 2013 proven reserves by 26% to a record high of 8.2 trillion cubic feet equivalent, or Tcfe, while Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG  ) saw a 42% increase in its proven reserves to 5.5 Tcfe and Southwestern Energy (NYSE: SWN  ) reported a whopping 74% jump in proven reserve estimates to roughly 7 Tcfe.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Cabot Oil & Gas have plunged 9.3% to $35.61 at 2:48 p.m. today, while Anadarko Petroleum (APC) has declined 0.7% to $82.63, Range Resources (RRC) has dropped 0.2.1% to $85.66 and Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) has fallen 1.5% to $186.84.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) is another top name to buy for continued possible gains in natural gas. The company holds interests in developed and undeveloped natural gas and oil leases in the Appalachian and Southwestern regions of the United States. Range Resources owns 4,637 net producing wells and approximately 1.6 million gross acres under lease in the Appalachian region. It also owns 1,536 net producing wells and approximately 811,000 gross acres under lease in Southwestern region. Investors are paid a small 0.20% dividend. The Merrill Lynch target is a set at $100, and the consensus figure is at $90.87. Range closed Friday at $86.16. Hitting the target would be a 16% gain.

Best Building Product Stocks To Own For 2014: Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc.(PNY)

Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc., an energy services company, engages in the distribution of natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and power generation customers in portions of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. It also operates energy-related businesses, including unregulated retail natural gas marketing, regulated interstate natural gas storage, and intrastate natural gas transportation. The company serves approximately 1 million customers, including 51,800 customers served by municipalities. Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Dittman]

    Question: What about Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc (NYSE: PNY)?

    Answer: Piedmont Natural Gas posted great fiscal 2014 first-quarter numbers, including a 6.8 percent improvement in earnings per share and a 3.2 percent dividend increase. The dividend increase earned it a buy-under target increase to 35.

  • [By Marc Bastow]

    Natural gas and energy services provider Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY) raised its quarterly dividend 3.2% to 32 cents per share, payable April 15 to shareholders of record as of March 25. At more than a 3.75% yield, PNY is the highest yielder on this week’s list of dividend stocks.
    PNY Dividend Yield: 3.76%

  • [By John Kell and Lauren Pollock var popups = dojo.query(“.socialByline .popC”); ]

    Piedmont Natural Gas Co.(PNY) said its fiscal first-quarter profit rose 14% as the natural-gas distributor reported a significant jump in revenue despite higher gas costs.

Best Building Product Stocks To Own For 2014: Ziggo NV (ZIGGO)

Ziggo NV is the Netherlands-based provider of entertainment, information and communication through television, Internet and telephony services. The Company provides digital, interactive and high definition (HD) television, broadband Internet, data communication and telephony services to both private and corporate customers. To business customers, it offers services over the network. For home use and small business, they are provided through business bundles and packages, such as Office Basis, Internet Plus and All-in-1. Ziggo NV serves around 3 million households, with almost 1.8 million Internet subscribers, more than 2.2 million subscribers using digital television and about 1.4 million telephony subscribers. Additionally, it operates a music streaming service, Ziggo Muziek, and a fiber optic network. The Company is wholly owned by Zesko Holding BV and has several subsidiaries, such as Zesko BV, Ziggo Bond Company Holding BV and Ziggo Bond Company BV, among others. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sarah Jones]

    Ziggo NV (ZIGGO), a Dutch cable-television operator, advanced 4.5 percent to 29.58 euros, after Vodafone confirmed it approached Kabel Deutschland. Liberty Global Inc., which owns an 18 percent stake in Ziggo, had also considered bidding for the German company, two people familiar with the matter said in April.

Best Building Product Stocks To Own For 2014: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)

Compass Minerals International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and markets inorganic mineral products primarily in North America and the United Kingdom. The company operates in two segments, Salt and Specialty Fertilizer. The Salt segment produces salt and magnesium chloride for use in road deicing and dust control, food processing, water softeners, pool salt, and agricultural and industrial applications. This segment also purchases potassium chloride and sells as a finished product. The Specialty Fertilizer segment produces and markets sulphate of potash crop nutrients and industrial grade sulfate of potash for use in the production of specialty fertilizers for vegetables, fruits, potatoes, nuts, tobacco, and turf grass. The company also produces and markets consumer deicing and water conditioning products, ingredients used in consumer and commercial food preparation, and other mineral-based products for consumer, agricultural, and industrial applications. In ad dition, Compass Minerals provides records management services to businesses located in the U.K. The company operates rock salt mines in Goderich, Ontario, Canada; and Winsford, Chesire, the United Kingdom. It primarily serves producers of intermediate chemical products used in the production of vinyls and other chemicals, and pulp and paper, as well as water treatment and other industrial uses. The company markets its products through direct sales personnel, contract personnel, and a network of brokers or manufacturers? representatives. Compass Minerals International, Inc., formerly known as Salt Holdings Corporation, was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brendan Mathews]

    Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP  ) is a sleepy producer of a boring product: rock salt. But it has a strong competitive advantage. It owns the world’s largest rock salt mine, which luckily is conveniently located near the major deicing markets of the Great Lakes region. This combination of a great mining resource and ideal location provide the company with a wide, crocodile-filled competitive moat.

  • [By Alex Planes]

    PotashCorp’s difficulty sustaining its pricing power is underscored by recent reports from sulfate of potash (SOP) producer Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP  ) , which charged a hefty premium of almost $300 per ton against Potash Corp’s prices for muriate of potash. Efforts to move away from SOP sales seem to be the right choice — PotashCorp peer Intrepid Potash’s SOP sales fell by 37%, while the average price received has slumped nearly 14% in the last quarter. Even ore miner BHP Billiton has recently jumped into the fertilizer industry with a $2.6 billion build-out of a potash mine in Canada, which is all but certain to produce further downward pressure on potash prices.

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Compass Minerals (CMP) is a producer of minerals, including salt, sulfate of potash specialty fertilizer and magnesium chloride. This stock closed up 3.4% at $75.60 in Wednesday’s trading session.

    Wednesday’s Volume: 913,000

    Three-Month Average Volume: 212,481

    Volume % Change: 315%

    From a technical perspective, CMP gapped higher here off its recent low of $64.24 with heavy upside volume. This stock recently gapped down sharply from around $90 to $64.24 with heavy downside volume. That move pushed shares of CMP into extremely oversold territory, since the stock’s current relative strength index reading is 25.78. Oversold can always get more oversold, but it’s also an area where a stock can experience a powerful bounce higher from. Shares of CMP are now starting to move within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if CMP manages to take out its gap down day high of $78.20 and then once it clears its 200-day moving average at $79.14 with high volume.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CMP as long as it’s trending above Wednesday’s low of $73.07 or $72.50 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that’s near or above 212,481 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then CMP will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone that started near $90.

Best Building Product Stocks To Own For 2014: Vivo Participacoes S.A.(VIV)

Telecomunicacoes de Sao Paulo S.A.-TELESP provides fixed-line telecommunications services to residential and commercial customers in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Its services include local voice services, such as activation, monthly subscription, measured service, and public telephones; intraregional, interregional, and international long-distance voice services; data services comprising broadband services; pay TV services through direct to home satellite technology and land based wireless technology multichannel multipoint distribution service; and network services, such as interconnection and rental of facilities, as well as other services consisting of extended maintenance, caller identification, voice mail, cell phone blockers, computer support, and antivirus for Internet service subscribers. The company also offers multimedia communication services, such as audio, data, voice and other sounds, images, and texts and other information. In addition, it provides interc onnection services to cellular service providers and other fixed telecommunications companies through the use of its network. Further, the company offers telecommunications solutions and IT support designed to address the needs and requirements of companies operating various types of industries, including retail, manufacturing, services, financial institutions, and government. Telecomunicacoes de Sao Paulo S.A.-TELESP provides its products and services through person-to-person sales, telesales, indirect channels, Internet, and door-to-door sales. As of December 31, 2010, its telephone network included 11.3 million fixed lines in service, including residential, commercial, and public telephone lines; 3.3 million broadband clients; and 0.5 million pay TV clients. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Telecomunicacoes de Sao Paulo S.A.-TELESP is a subsidiary of Telefonica S.A.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Telefonica Brasil, S.A. (NYSE: VIV) is one of the top telecom and communications players in Brazil. At $20.10, its 52-week range is $17.91 to $27.71.

  • [By Inyoung Hwang]

    Royal Mail (RMG) Group Ltd. jumped the most in a month after the U.K. postal service that listed its shares in October said first-half earnings almost doubled. Vivendi SA (VIV) advanced 1.9 percent after saying it will replace its chairman once it spins off its wireless business. Accor SA dropped 3.9 percent after saying it will separate the operation and ownership of hotels into two businesses.