Best Quality Stocks To Invest In 2017

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Approximately 90 new exchange-traded funds have come to market this year, but as is usually the case with rookie ETFs, most are not yet attracting much attention or assets from investors.

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One of the exceptions, well, one of two exceptions is the WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged International Equity Fund (BATS: DDWM). The WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged International Equity Fund, which debuted on January 7, has nearly $239 million in assets under management. The only ETF born this year with more assets than DDWM is the SPDR Series Trust SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF (NYSE: SHE), which has $267.1 million in assets.

Best Quality Stocks To Invest In 2017: Baker Hughes Incorporated(BHI)


Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies oilfield services, products, technology, and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company offers drilling and evaluation products and services, which include drill bits for performance drilling, hole enlargement, and coring; conventional and rotary steerable systems used to drill wells; measurement-while-drilling and logging-while-drilling systems to perform reservoir navigation services; drilling optimization services; tools for coil tubing drilling and wellbore re-entry systems; coring drilling systems; surface logging; emulsion and water-based drilling fluids systems; reservoir drill-in fluids; and fluids environmental services. Its drilling and evaluation products and services also comprise wire line services, such as tools for open hole and cased hole well logging to gather data to perform petro physical and geophysical analysis; reservoir evaluation coring; casing perforation; fluid characterization; production logging; well integrity testing; pipe recovery; and seismic and micro seismic services. In addition, the company provides completion and production products and services consisting of completion systems used to control the flow of hydrocarbons within a wellbore; wellbore intervention products and services to enhance the performance of existing wellbores; intelligent production system products and services to monitor and control the production from individual wells or fields; artificial lifts, such as electric submersible pump systems, progressing cavity pump systems, gas lift systems, and surface horizontal pumping systems to lift oil and water; chemicals and chemical application systems; and cementing, stimulation, and coil tubing services. Further, it offers industrial products and services to the downstream chemicals, and process and pipeline industries. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Halliburton (HAL) and Baker Hughes (BHI) are soaring after they announced that they’d challenge the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to block their merger. RBC’s Kurt Hallead has the details:

  • [By Ian Wyatt, Publisher & Chief Investment Strategist, Wyatt Investment Research]

    Alexander Roepers, of Atlantic Investment Management, has returned 19.2% annually to his clients for the last 21 years—an enviable track record. He recommends Baker Hughes (BHI) and Harman International (HAR), with 25% to 50% share price upside potential.

Best Quality Stocks To Invest In 2017: eBay Inc.(EBAY)

eBay Inc. (eBay), incorporated on March 13, 1998, is a commerce company, which operates through its Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. The Company helps in enabling commerce on its platforms for buyers and sellers online using desktop and laptop computers or mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. The Company has created an open source platform that provides software developers and merchants an access to its application programming interfaces (APIs) for developing software and solutions for commerce.

The Company’s Marketplace platforms include its online marketplace located at, localized counterparts and the eBay mobile applications. The Company’s StubHub platforms include its online ticket platform located at and the StubHub mobile applications. Its StubHub platforms provide customers with a place to purchase tickets for games, concerts and theater shows, and also enable owners to sell the tickets. The Compan y’s Classifieds platforms include a collection of brands, such as, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Classifieds and others. Its Classifieds platforms offer online classifieds in over 1,500 cities around the world. It also offers online shopping comparison Websites, including The Company offers mobile applications for the iPhone, the iPad, Android and Windows mobile devices that allow access to and some of its other Websites. The Company has over 800 million items listed for sale on its platforms.

The Company’s eBay Top Rated Seller program or eTRS, rewards sellers with fee discounts and search standing for listings if they are able to maintain customer service ratings and meet criteria for shipping and returns. The Company’s eBay Money Back Guarantee covers items purchased on its Websites in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Canada through a payment method and protects buyers with respect to items th at are not received or are received but not as described in ! the listing. Its eBay Money Back Guarantee provides coverage for the purchase price of the item and original shipping costs for a limited period of time from the original date of transaction, and includes an interface to help buyers and sellers in navigating the process. The Company focuses in customizing its platforms for its customers. On its Marketplace platforms, the Company has built experiences with formats, such as Daily Deals; Fashion; Motors, including vehicles, parts and accessories, and Electronics. Its Daily Deals offers various products in multiple categories at discounted prices with free shipping.

The Company offers choices to buyers and sellers in various dimensions, such as by listing format, by item condition and by delivery format. By listing format enables sellers to choose their products and services listing through fixed price listings or an auction-style format on its platforms. Its fixed price format on allows buyers and sellers to close transactions at a pre-determined price set by the seller. Its auction-style format allows a seller to select a minimum price for opening bids. By item condition enables sellers to list, and buyers to search and purchase items that are new, refurbished and used, common and rare items, and branded and unbranded products on its Marketplace platforms. By delivery format enables buyers to get items shipped through shipping options offered by the seller and selected by the buyer on its Marketplace platforms. By delivery format also offers buyers to pick up the items they purchased online or through mobile devices in one of the retailer’s physical stores (store pickup).

The Company competes with Alibaba, Apple, Google, Facebook,, Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, Macy’s, JC Penney, Costco, Office Depot, Staples, OfficeMax, Sam’s Club, Rakuten, MSN, QVC, Home Shopping Network, craigslist, Inc.,, Schibsted ASA, Naspers Limited,, Pricegrabb, Shopzilla, Yahoo, Naver, Baidu and Etsy.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Severalvery well-known apps are not on either top five list, buteach must get millions of downloads a month. Twitter, weather apps, Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P), eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY), Gmail, Pinterest, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Skype and Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) already rule across the PC, tablet and smartphone “ecosystems.” None of these is likely to lose popularity, and some probably will gain more.

Hot Shipping Stocks To Buy Right Now: Mastercard Incorporated(MA)

MasterCard Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides transaction processing and related services to customers principally in support of their credit, deposit access, electronic cash and automated teller machine payment card programs, and travelers? cheque programs. Its payment solutions include payment programs, marketing, product development, technology, processing, and consulting and information services. The company provides transaction processing services comprising transaction switching, which include authorization, clearing, and settlement; connectivity services, such as network access, equipment, and the transmission of authorization and settlement messages; and other payment-related services consisting of products used to prevent or detect fraudulent transactions, cardholder services, professional consulting and research services, compliance and penalty, account and transaction enhancement services, holograms, and publication services. MasterCard Incor porated manages and licenses payment card brands, including MasterCard, MasterCard Electronic, Maestro, and Cirrus. The company?s payment programs, which are facilitated through its brands, include consumer credit, debit and prepaid programs, commercial payment solutions, and contactless payment solutions. It serves approximately 22,000 financial institutions. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    …given that V will equal ~7.6% of the DJIA priceweighted index (a higher absolute stock price = greater index weighting), the stock should trade up as about 2 days of ADV need to be purchased by index funds. Specifically, we estimate that around 6.5 mm shares of V need to be purchased, which is equal to two days of their average daily trading volume. Note that Vs weighting in the S&P500 is 61 bps as a comparison. Obviously, there is a prestige factor that comes along with DJIA inclusion as well. Also keep in mind that [MasterCard’s (MA)] investor day is tomorrow, so some hedge funds may have had a pair on (overweight MA/underweight V), that could arguably be a factor as well.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) is said to have made an approach to the Board of Directors of Vocalink, according to sources as reported by Sky News on Friday. A deal for the salary and benefits processor could be worth more than 拢1 billion, the sources said. Mastercard shares slipped 0.07 percent to close at $97.47 on Friday.

Best Quality Stocks To Invest In 2017: CYS Investments, Inc.(CYS)

CYS Investments, Inc., incorporated on January 3, 2006, is a specialty finance company. The Company invests in agency residential mortgage-backed security (Agency RMBS) collateralized by fixed rate single-family residential mortgage loans; adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), which have coupon rates that reset monthly, or hybrid ARMs, which have a coupon rate that is fixed for an initial period (approximately three, five, seven or 10 years). In addition, the Company permits investments in collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) issued by a Government agency or Government-sponsored entity that are collateralized by Agency RMBS, although it has not invested in any CMOs.

The Company invests principally in Agency RMBS, which are residential mortgage pass-through securities, the principal and interest of which are guaranteed by Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) or Government National Mortgage As sociation (Ginnie Mae). In addition to Agency RMBS, the Company invests in the United States Treasuries. The Company also invests in debt securities issued by the United States Department of the Treasury (the Unites States Treasury) or a Government-sponsored entity that is not backed by collateral but, in the case of Government agencies, are backed by the faith and credit of the United States Government, and, in the case of Government sponsored entities, are backed by the integrity and creditworthiness of the issuer. The Company sources its investments through relationships with a group of financial intermediaries, ranging from commercial and investment banks to specialty investment dealers and brokerage firms.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    As the spread between short-term and long-terminterest rates began to contract, strangling profits, competition for MBSes also caused prices to rise. Other agency mREITs were nervous, too. CYS Investments (NYSE: CYS  ) noted at the time that QE3 turned the Federal Reserve into the sector’s biggest rival for mortgage bonds, and as spreads began to shrink, so did dividends. By December of last year, Annaly, Armour, and Capstead Mortgage (NYSE: CMO  ) had all trimmed their payouts.

Best Quality Stocks To Invest In 2017: Lennox International, Inc.(LII)

Lennox International Inc. (LII), incorporated on August 13, 1991, is a global provider of climate control solutions. The Company designs, manufactures and markets a range of products for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) markets. The Company operates in three segments: Residential Heating & Cooling; Commercial Heating & Cooling, and Refrigeration. The Company sells its products and services through a combination of direct sales, distributors and company-owned parts and supplies stores. Its products and services are sold through various distribution channels under various brand names.

Residential Heating & Cooling

The Company manufactures and markets a range of furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, packaged heating and cooling systems, equipment and accessories to improve indoor air quality, comfort control products, replacement parts and related products for both the residential replacement and new construction markets in North America. The Lennox and Aire-Flo brands are sold directly to a network of approximately 7,000 independent installing dealers. The Allied Air Enterprise brands (Armstrong Air, Air-Ease, Concord, Ducane and Magic-Pak) include a line of heating and air conditioning products and are sold through independent distributors in North America.

The Company is engaged in growing its network of approximately 190 Lennox PartsPlus stores across the United States and Canada. These stores provide an access solution for contractors and independent dealers to obtain universal service and replacement parts, supplies, convenience items, tools, Lennox equipment and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts. Its Advanced Distributor Products (ADP) operation builds evaporator coils and air handlers under the ADP Advanced Distributor Products brand, as well as the Lennox brand. ADP sells its own ADP branded evaporator coils to over 400 HVAC wholesale distributors acr oss North America, as well as a line of evaporator coils to ! Allied Air Enterprise.

The Company competes with United Technologies Corp., Ingersoll-Rand plc, Paloma Industries, Inc., Johnson Controls, Inc., Daikin Industries, Ltd. and Nortek, Inc.

Commercial Heating & Cooling

In North America, the Company manufactures and sells unitary heating and cooling equipment used in light commercial applications, such as low-rise office buildings, restaurants, retail centers, churches and schools. The Company’s product offerings for these applications include rooftop units ranging from 2 to 50 tons of cooling capacity and split system/air handler combinations, which range from 1.5 to 20 tons of cooling capacity. These products are distributed primarily through commercial contractors and directly to national account customers. It also includes Lennox-branded variable refrigerant flow (VRF) commercial products through Lennox company-owned distribution. Its National Account Services (NAS) provides installation , service and preventive maintenance for commercial HVAC national account customers in the United States and Canada.

In Europe, the Company manufactures and sells unitary products, which range from 2 to 70 tons of cooling capacity, and applied systems with approximately 200 tons of cooling capacity. The Company’s European products consist of small package units, rooftop units, chillers, air handlers and fan coils that serve medium-rise commercial buildings, shopping malls, other retail and entertainment buildings, institutional applications and other field-engineered applications. The Company manufactures heating and cooling products in several locations in Europe and markets these products through both direct and indirect distribution channels in Europe, Russia, Turkey and the Middle East.

The Company competes with United Technologies Corp., Ingersoll-Rand plc, Paloma Industries, Inc., Johnson Controls, Inc., Daikin Industries, Ltd., Nortek, Inc. a nd AAON, Inc.


The Co! mpany man! ufactures and markets equipment for the global commercial refrigeration markets under the Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration name. The Company sells these products to distributors, installing contractors, engineering design firms, original equipment manufacturers and end-users. Its global manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing footprint serves customers in over 70 countries across the world. The Company’s commercial refrigeration products for the North American market include condensing units, unit coolers, fluid coolers, air-cooled condensers, air handlers, display cases and refrigeration rack systems. These products preserve food and other perishables in supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, warehouses and distribution centers. In addition, its products are used to cool a range of industrial processes, including data centers, machine tooling and other critical cooling applications. The Company provides application engineering for consulting engineers, con tractors, store planners, end customers and others to support the sale of commercial refrigeration products. In addition to providing refrigeration systems and display cases, it also provides installations for its supermarket customers in Mexico.

In international markets, the Company manufactures and markets refrigeration products, including condensing units, unit coolers, air-cooled condensers, fluid coolers, compressor racks and industrial process chillers. It has manufacturing locations in Germany, France, Brazil and China. In Australia and New Zealand, the Company is has a wholesale distribution business serving the HVACR industry with over 60 locations serving its customers, which also includes the sale of refrigerant. In addition, the Company owns a common stock interest in a joint venture in Mexico that produces unit coolers, air-cooled condensers, condensing units, compressors and compressorized racks.

The Company competes with Hussmann Corp oration, Paloma Industries, Inc., Emerson Electric Co., Unit! ed Techno! logies Corp., GEA Group, Alfa Laval, Guntner GmbH and Panasonic Corp.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Greg Williamson]

    Watsco’s current P/E of 24.5 is in the same ballpark as its competitor Lennox International (NYSE: LII  ) (NYSE: LII  ) (NYSE: LII  ) , whose P/E is 23.8. Lennox is a manufacturer of HVAC equipment and components, and will also benefit from HVAC industry tailwinds.