Best Sliver Stocks For 2014

Two tech giants, and probably a third, have each scheduled events on the same date at the end of this month, hinting to the fact that everyone’s racing to introduce new products before the holiday season, writes MoneyShow’s Jim Jubak, also of Jubak’s Picks.

October 22 is shaping up as a very busy day in the technology sector, with events scheduled by Microsoft (MSFT), Nokia (NOK), and probably, Apple (AAPL). Apple is a member of my Jubak’s Picks portfolio.

Got to wonder if new tablets from Microsoft and Nokia will capture any mindshare, given Apple’s refresh of the iPad and a new iPad Mini 2.

Apple’s iPad 5 has been a long time coming—the iPad 4 was released about a year ago. Rumors say the new iPad will be thinner and lighter, with an improved camera. The price tag is expected to be similar to past launches with a 16GB iPad selling for $499. If Apple follows past form, the iPad 5 would go on sale about a week after the event on November 1.

Best Sliver Stocks For 2014: Vringo Inc. (VRNG)

Vringo, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the innovation, development, and monetization of mobile technologies and intellectual property. Its intellectual property portfolio consists of approximately 500 patents and patent applications covering telecom infrastructure, Internet search, and mobile technologies. The company operates a platform for the distribution of mobile social applications and services, including Facetones and Video Ringtones that transform the basic act of making and receiving mobile phone calls into a visual, social experience. Its Video Ringtones platform allows users to create, download, and share mobile entertainment content in the form of video ringtones for mobile phones; and Facetones is a social ringtone platform that allows users to create social picture ringtone and ringback content in the form of animated slideshows sourced from friends’ social networks. The company also provides Fan Loyalty platform that allows users to obtain video and video ringtones, view information on reality television series and stars, and vote for contestants; and Video ReMix platform, which allows users to download an application for iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Android phones, and create their own music video by tapping on various music beats and video files. Vringo, Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Bryan Murphy]

    Think patent wars are only being fought – and won – by consumer technologies like Vringo, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNG) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)? Think again. While the Vringo patent war with Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) and the Apple infringement case against Samsung may have been the world’s highest-profile patent litigation conflicts (and most covered by the media), patent infringement claims and subsequent court cases have become just as common within the biotech world. Just ask Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:IDIX) and Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD)… two biotech names that are currently duking it out over patents that look nearly identical. Indeed, a coin toss may be just as fair of a way to decide who’s right and who’s wrong between Idenix and Gilead.

  • [By Bryan Murphy]

    To anybody who happened to have a position in Vringo, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNG) prior to Wednesday of last week, congratulations – your trade is now up somewhere around 25%, as VRNG essentially won the second part of its big-Kahuna court case it had been fighting. Score one for the art of defending a patent. Well, if you liked the outcome of the Vringo trial – and if you have a newfound appreciation for the intellectual property business model – then you’re going to love a smaller but perhaps more potent company called Endeavor IP Inc. (OTCBB:ENIP).

Best Sliver Stocks For 2014: iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG)

iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund (the Fund) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded securities in the aggregate in the German market, as measured by the MSCI Germany Index (the Index). The Index seeks to measure the performance of the German equity market. The Index is a capitalization-weighted index that aims to capture 85% of the (publicly available) total market capitalization. Component companies are adjusted for available float and must meet objective criteria for inclusion in the Index. The Index is reviewed quarterly.

The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. The Fund’s investment advisor is Barclays Global Fund Advisors.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew McCall]

    iShares MSCI Germany ETF (NYSE: EWG)

    The mess in the Ukraine has spread to Western Europe. Germany led the region lower with a three percent loss this morning. The German economy is the largest in Europe and with their trading ties to Eastern Europe, it is not surprising to see the country falling on the news. Many Western Europe ETFs have gotten ahead of themselves in the short-term and the pullback on the conflict could result in a great buying opportunity by the end of the week, depending on how the situation plays out.

  • [By Mary Anne & Pamela Aden]

    If you’re a new buyer and concerned that it’s too late to buy, consider buying on weakness. If you want to buy, and or, add to your positions, we’d stick with our strongest stocks, which are: the Powershares NASDAQ (QQQ), the MSCI Germany ETF (EWG), Microsoft (MSFT), and Market Vector Retail ETF (RTH).

Best Sliver Stocks For 2014: Iron Mountain Incorporated(IRM)

Iron Mountain Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides information management services primarily in North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers records management services, including records management program development and implementation based on best-practices to help customers comply with specific regulatory requirements; implementation of policy-based programs that feature storage for various media comprising paper; flexible retrieval access and retention management; hybrid services to help organizations gain control over their paper records; and specialized services for vital records and regulated industries, such as healthcare, energy, government, and financial services. It also provides data protection and recovery services, such as disaster preparedness; off-site vaulting of data backup media for data recovery in the event of a disaster, human error, or virus; online backup and recovery solutions for desktop and la ptop computers, and remote servers; and technology escrow services to protect and manage source code and other proprietary information. In addition, the company offers information destruction services that primarily consist of physical secure shredding operations; and is involved in the shredding of sensitive documents to third-party recyclers. Further, it provides fulfillment services that assemble custom marketing packages and orders, as well as provide reporting on customer marketing literature inventories; and professional consulting services to develop and implement comprehensive records and information management programs. Iron Mountain Incorporated serves commercial, legal, banking, health care, accounting, insurance, entertainment, and government organizations. The company was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Think of Iron Mountain (IRM) as any heavy metal band after Nirvana broke in 1991. Suddenly, a way of playing music that had been wildly successful was looked at as an anachronism and bands like Metallica cut their hair, wore flannel and did just about anything they could think of to fit in in a changed world.

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    That’s Iron Mountain today. It has a business that was once fantastic–storing paper files for corporations. But in a digital world, that business is passé, even if it still brings in tons of money. Sure, Iron Mountain is doing everything it can to change its stripes–offering digital services, trying to morph into a REIT–but Iron Mountain is still what it is.

    And that’s a struggling business.

    On Friday, Iron Mountain released financial results and promptly fell 4.3%, as its earnings and revenue were in line with analyst forecasts but Iron Mountain’s North American storage growth turned negative, perhaps for the first time ever, notes Jefferies’ Dan Dolev and Trevor Young.

    So what now? Dolev and Young don’t think emerging markets can fix what ails Iron Mountain:

    It was encouraging to see international storage internal growth decelerate only slightly (-20bps to +6.3%) as it faced +70bps tougher compares…Is the strength sustainable? We are hopeful, but are not holding our breath given that 1) 4Q storage internal growth in developed international markets (e.g. Western Europe) was already below the FY average (+2.2% vs. +2.5% for the FY), and 2) although 4Q EM storage internal growth accelerated (+13.4% vs. +13.2% for the FY), history suggests that EMs can skip decades of technology evolution and upgrade directly to the newest technology (e.g. smartphones in China).

    Dolev and Young also doubt Iron Mountain’s M&A strategy. They explain why:

    With FY13 global storage internal growth 3x slower than during the Great Re

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Iron Mountain’s (IRM) story is now well known. Beset by a secular decline in its paper storage business, Iron Mountain has bet that a conversion into a real-estate investment trust can cure what ails it, by attracting investors interested in its potential yield. The IRS hasn’t seemed too willing to let Iron Mountain become a REIT, but the fact that it could is most likely all that stands in the way of the stock and a lower share price. And so Iron Mountain remains range bound, as investors wait to see what the IRS will do.

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    But maybe even the REIT conversion won’t be the savior Iron Mountain–and its investors–hope it will be. Jefferies’ Dan Dolev and team explain:

    The outcome of the IRS’ ruling is difficult to predict, but our analysis shows a potentially more muted upside and a bigger downside than many believe. A favorable ruling could trigger a short squeeze, somewhat offset by Event Driven Hedge Funds liquidating. An influx of REIT investors is possible, but our analysis shows that many already own [Iron Mountain]. Alternatively, an adverse ruling could steer attention back to weakening fundamentals, potentially leading to the P/E’s of IRM (24x) and Recall (13x) converging.

    Given an already tentative adverse ruling, the bar is high for [Iron Mountain] to convince the IRS that its racking structures are indeed real estate. The IRS would have to ignore its 1975 revenue ruling that it has relied on heavily for nearly 40 years. Even if [Iron Mountain] became a REIT, there is still no guarantee that REIT dedicated investors would buy the stock, especially given rising secular concerns.

    Shares of Iron Mountain have dropped 2.1% to $25.86 at 3:47 p.m.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Iron Mountain (IRM) has bet heavily that it’s conversion to a real-estate investment trust would arrest its declining share price. But Don’t count on a permanent benefit without major changes, according to a Jefferies report released today.

    Jefferies’ Dan Dolev and Trevor Young explain:

    For many years, the durability of IRM’s paper storage business (74% of GP) has made it synonymous with stability, but our proprietary survey highlighting a dramatic decline in paper storage intentions is concerning. Data centers are a step in the right direction, but to ensure long-term viability, IRM needs a comprehensive plan to diversify away from storing paper…

    REIT status does not affect fundamentals, but a 2x dividend could bring short-term respite to the shares. Only the IRS knows if IRM would become a REIT; however, if it does, the stock would surely rise on the prospects of a $2+ dividend (~2x C-corp.).

    Dolev and Young started Iron Mountain with a Hold rating and a $27 price target. Shares of Iron Mountain have dropped 1.7% to $29 today at 2:41 p.m.

Best Sliver Stocks For 2014: Telecom Italia S.P.A.(TI)

Telecom Italia S.p.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides fixed-line and mobile telecommunications, Internet, and media services. The company also operates in office and system solutions. Its portfolio ranges from consumer-focused convergent communications services to business-oriented advanced ICT solutions. The company?s integrated range of offerings, proprietary platforms, and network architecture leverage the potential of fixed-line and mobile broadband to offer convergent solutions for communication, Web surfing, always-in-touch services, and serve as a gateway to the digital world from the home, the office, and on the move, from fixed-line telephone, cell phone, PC, or TV. Its business portfolio covers various categories of business needs, from freelance professionals to SMEs, corporations, institutions, and public government bodies. The company?s Web offerings combine Italy?s Virgilio portal with Web 2.0 ventures, such as Yalp!, a TV community where users p ub lish their own content and create their own TV channels. Its media operations span traditional broadcasting over analogue and digital networks, and mobile broadcasting through TIM/MTV partnership vehicle, MTV Mobile. The company has operations in Italy, Latin America, Germany, Holland, and the Mediterranean basin. As of December 31, 2009, it provided fixed telecommunications services with approximately 16.1 million physical accesses in Italy. The company?s wholesale customer portfolio consisted of approximately 6.2 million accesses for telephone services; and broadband portfolio had approximately 8.7 million accesses in Italy, as well as 30.8 million mobile telephone lines. Telecom Italia was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Milan, Italy.

Advisors’ Opinion:


    Steven Senne/AP NEW YORK — Target (TGT) massive data breach over the holidays helped push its fourth-quarter profit down 46 percent. The discount retailer also said Wednesday that sales fell 5.3 percent as the breach scared off customers. The nation’s second-largest discounter also offered a profit outlook below Wall Street expectations as the costs of the breach that affected millions of credit and debit card customers linger. The discounter, based in Minneapolis, said it earned $520 million, or 81 cents a share, for the three months that ended Feb. 1. That compares with a profit of $961 million, or $1.47 a share a year earlier. Revenue fell to $21.5 billion from $22.7 billion. Revenue at stores open at least a year, an important retail measurement, fell 2.5 percent. Analysts had expected a profit of 80 cents on revenue of 21.5 billion, according to FactSet estimates. The breach resulted in $17 million of net expenses in the fourth quarter, Target said, with $61 million of total expenses partially offset by the recognition of a $44 million insurance receivable. Shares of Target rose 99 cents to $57.50 in premarket trading Wednesday as earnings results beat Wall Street estimates by a penny. The stock has fallen about 10 percent since the company disclosed the breach in mid-December. “As we plan for the new fiscal year, we will continue to work tirelessly to win back the confidence of our guests. We are encouraged that sales trends have improved in recent weeks,” Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and CEO of Target, said in a statement. The results underscore the big challenges that Steinhafel faces. Even before the breach, Target has struggled with uneven sales since the recession as its middle-income shoppers are still not comfortable in spending. And the company has also grappled with the perception that its prices are too high. Critics also say that the discounter, known for its exclusive limited partnerships with designers, has lost its


    Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty Images NEW YORK — Facebook (FB) is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones. The $19 billion deal is by far Facebook’s largest and bigger than any that Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT) or Apple (AAPL) have ever done. But it is likely to raise worries that Facebook and other technology companies are starting to become overzealous in their pursuit of promising new products and services, said Anthony Michael Sabino, a St. John’s University business professor. “This could be seen as a microcosm of a bubble,” Sabino said. “I expect there to be a lot of skepticism about this deal. People are going to look at this and say, ‘Uh-oh, did they pay way too much for this?” Facebook, for its part, is taking the long view. WhatsApp has 450 million monthly users, 70 percent of whom use it every day. The service is adding a million new users a day. There are 19 billion messages sent and 34 billion received via WhatsApp each day, in addition to 600 million photos and 100 million video messages. At this rate, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is confident the app will reach a billion users. Services that reach that milestone, Zuckerberg said in a statement, “are all incredibly valuable.” It’s an elite group to be sure — one that includes Google (which owns YouTube), Facebook itself and little else. Facebook said Wednesday that it’s paying $12 billion in stock and $4 billion in cash for WhatsApp. In addition, the app’s founders and employees — 55 in all — will be granted restricted stock worth $3 billion that will vest over four years after the deal closes. The transaction translates to roughly 11 percent of Facebook’s market value. In comparison, Google’s biggest deal was its $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility, while Microsoft’s largest was Skype at $8.5 billion. Apple, meanwhil

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Don’t forget the cash flow
    With austerity measures hitting home in Europe, it’s fairly easy to understand why Telecom Italia (NYSE: TI  ) (NYSE: TI-A  ) , Italy’s largest telephone service provider, has struggled mightily. Unlike in the U.S., where a landline or cell phone are viewed as practical necessities, consumers in Italy have had no problem giving up their landlines, or businesses postponing their network expansion, until Italy’s economy improves. In fact, in Telecom Italia’s first-quarter report, we saw EBITDA decline 10%, to $3.5 billion, and overall sales dip 8%.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Telecom Italia (NYSE: TI) was started as Buy at Goldman Sachs, just a day after J.P. Morgan raised it to Neutral from Underperform.

    Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UA) was raised to Neutral from Underweight at J.P. Morgan.

Best Sliver Stocks For 2014: American Midstream Partners LP (AMID)

American Midstream Partners, LP, incorporated on August 20, 2009, owns, operates, develops and acquires a portfolio of natural gas midstream energy assets. The Company is engaged in the business of gathering, treating, processing and transporting natural gas through its ownership and operation of 10 gathering systems, four processing facilities and a 50% non-operating interest in a fifth plant, two interstate pipelines and four intrastate pipelines. Its assets are located in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, provide infrastructure, which links producers and suppliers of natural gas to diverse natural gas markets, including interstate and intrastate pipelines, as well as utility, industrial and other commercial customers. In December 2013, American Midstream Partners, LP acquired Blackwater Midstream Holdings, LLC from an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC. In February 2014, Penn Virginia Corporation sold all of its Eagle Ford Shale natural gas midstream assets to the Company.

The Company operates in two segments: Gathering and Processing, and Transmission. In its gathering and processing segment, it receives fee-based and fixed-margin compensation for gathering, transporting and treating natural gas. Where it provide processing services at the plants that it owns, or obtain processing services for its own account under its elective processing arrangements. During the year ended December 31, 2012, it owned four processing facilities that produced an average of approximately 49.9 million gallons of liquid per day of gross natural gas liquids (NGLs). In addition, under its elective processing arrangements, it contracts for processing capacity at a third-party plant where it has the option to process natural gas that it purchases. During 2012, under these arrangements, it sold an average of approximately 27.9 million gallons of liquid per day of net equity NGL volumes. It also receives fee-based and fixed -margin compensation in its transmission segment related to ! capacity reservation charges under its firm transportation contracts and the transportation of natural gas.

Gathering and Processing

The Company’s gathering and processing segment provides wellhead to market services for natural gas to producers of natural gas and oil, which include transporting raw natural gas from various receipt points through gathering systems, treating the raw natural gas, processing raw natural gas to separate the NGLs and selling or delivering pipeline quality natural gas, as well as NGLs to various markets and pipeline systems. It gathers and processes natural gas pursuant to arrangements, including fee-based arrangements, fixed-margin arrangements and percent-of-proceeds arrangements.

The Company competes with Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP), Gulf South and ANR.

Transmission Segment

The Company’s transmission segment transports and delivers natural gas from producing wells, receipt po ints or pipeline interconnects for shippers and other customers, which include local distribution companies (LDCs), utilities and industrial, commercial and power generation customers. Results of operations from its transmission segment are determined by capacity reservation fees from firm transportation contracts and the volumes of natural gas transported on the interstate and intrastate pipelines it owns. Its transportation arrangements include firm transportation arrangements, interruptible transportation and fixed-margin contracts. Its Midla and AlaTenn systems are interstate natural gas pipelines. Its Bamagas system is a Hinshaw intrastate natural gas pipeline, which travels west to east from an interconnection point with TGP in Colbert County, Alabama to two power plants owned by Calpine Corporation (Calpine), in Morgan County, Alabama. The Bamagas system consists of 52 miles of high pressure, 30-inch pipeline with a design capacity of approximately 450 million cubic f eet per day.

The AlaTenn system is an intersta! te natura! l gas pipeline that interconnects with TGP and travels west to east delivering natural gas to industrial customers in northwestern Alabama, as well as the city gates of Decatur and Huntsville, Alabama. Its AlaTenn system has a design capacity of approximately 200 million gallons of liquid per day and is consisted of approximately 295 miles of pipeline with diameters ranging from three to 16 inches and includes two compressor stations with combined capacity of 3,665 horsepower. The AlaTenn system is connected to four receipt and 61 delivery points, including the Tetco Pipeline system, an interstate pipeline owned by Duke Energy Corporation, and the Columbia Gulf Pipeline system, an interstate pipeline owned by NiSource Gas Transmission and Storage.

The Company’s Midla system is an interstate natural gas pipeline with approximately 370 miles of pipeline linking the Monroe Natural Gas Field in Northern Louisiana and interconnections with the Transco Pipeline sys tem and Gulf South Pipeline system to customers near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Its Midla system also has interconnects to Centerpoint, TGP and Sonat along a high-pressure lateral at the north end of the system, called the T-32 lateral. Its Midla system is located near the Perryville Hub, which is a hub for natural gas produced in the Louisiana and broader Gulf Coast region, including natural gas from the Haynesville shale, Barnett shale, Fayetteville shale, Woodford shale and Deep Bossier formations of Northern Louisiana, Central Texas, Northern Arkansas, Eastern Oklahoma and East Texas, respectively. The Midla system is connected to nine receipt and 19 delivery points. The northern portion of the system, including the T-32 lateral, consists of approximately four miles of high pressure, 12-inch diameter pipeline. Natural gas on the northern end of the Midla system is delivered to two power plants operated by Entergy by way of the T-32 lateral and the CLECO Sterlington plant by way of the Sterlington lateral.

The Company’! s mainlin! e of the system has a design capacity of approximately 198 million cubic feet per day and consists of approximately 172 miles of low pressure, 22-inch diameter pipeline with laterals ranging in diameter from two to 16 inches. During 2012, average throughput on the Midla mainline was approximately 72.7 million cubic feet per day. The southern portion of the system, including interconnections with the MLGT system and other associated laterals, consists of approximately two miles of high and low pressure, 12-inch diameter pipeline. This section of the system primarily serves industrial and LDC customers in the Baton Rouge market. In addition, this section includes two small offshore gathering lines, the T-33 lateral in Grand Bay and the T-51 lateral in Eugene Island 28, each of which are approximately five miles in length. Natural gas delivered on the southern end of the system is sold under both firm and interruptible transportation contracts with average remaining terms of tw o years.

The MLGT system is an intrastate transmission system that sources natural gas from interconnects with the FGT Pipeline system, an interstate pipeline owned by Florida Gas Transmission Company, the Tetco Pipeline system, the Transco Pipeline system and its Midla system to a Baton Rouge, Louisiana refinery owned and operated by ExxonMobil and five other industrial customers. Its million cubic feet per day system has a design capacity of approximately 170 million cubic feet per day and is consisted of approximately 54 miles of pipeline with diameters ranging from three to 14 inches. The MLGT system is connected to seven receipt and 16 delivery points. During 2010, average throughput on the MLGT system was approximately 50.5 million cubic feet per day.

The Company’s other transmission systems include the Chalmette system, located in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, and the Trigas system, located in three counties in northwestern Alabama. The ap proximate design capacities for the Chalmette and Trigas sys! tems are ! 125 million cubic feet per day and 60 million cubic feet per day, respectively. During 2012, the approximate average throughput for these systems was 9.8 MMcf/d and 10.6 MMcf/d. It also owns a range of interconnects and small laterals that are referred to as the SIGCO assets.

The Company competes with Southern Natural Gas Company and Louisiana Intrastate Gas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    American Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: AMID) is estimated to post a Q4 loss at $0.30 per share on revenue of $89.74 million.

    Hill International (NYSE: HIL) is expected to post its Q4 earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $134.74 million.

  • [By Robert Rapier]

    2013 Performance of Alerian MLP Index versus the S&P 500 Index

    While the average MLP investor was probably happy with 2013’s performance, there was of course a wide variation of performance in the MLP world. Among the conventional midstream and upstream MLPs, performance ranged from American Midstream Partners (NYSE: AMID) — the best performing midstream MLP with a gain of 98.5 percent in 2013 — down to the upstream MLP EV Energy Partners (Nasdaq: EVEP), which lost 40 percent for the year.

    2013 Performance of American Midstream Partners versus EV Energy Partners

  • [By Robert Rapier]

    American Midstream Partners (NYSE: AMID) gained 96 percent in 2013 before accounting for distributions. American Midstream is engaged in the business of gathering, treating, processing, fractionating and transporting natural gas and natural gas liquids. Operations are organized into two segments, Gathering and Processing and Transmission. Assets are primarily located in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. The partnership operates 2,100 miles of pipelines that gather and transport over 850 MMcf/d of natural gas. Units currently yield 6.8 percent.

Best Sliver Stocks For 2014: Miller Industries Inc. (MLR)

Miller Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells vehicle towing and recovery equipment. The company offers wreckers, such as conventional tow trucks and recovery vehicles used to recover and tow disabled vehicles and other equipment; and car carriers, which are specialized flat-bed vehicles with hydraulic tilt mechanisms used to transport new or disabled vehicles and other equipment. It also provides transport trailers for moving multiple vehicles, auto auctions, car dealerships, leasing companies, and other similar applications. The company sells its products under the brand names of Century, Vulcan, Challenger, Holmes, Champion, Chevron, Eagle, Titan, Jige, and Boniface. Miller Industries offers its products through independent distributors and prime contractors in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Pacific Rim, the Middle East, South America, and Africa. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Ooltewah, Tennessee.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Marc Bastow]

    Vehicle towing and recovery equipment manufacturer Miller Industries (MLR) raised its quarterly dividend 7.1% to 15 cents per share, payable March 24 to shareholders of record as of March 17.
    MLR Dividend Yield: 3.11%

  • [By Seth Jayson]

    There’s no foolproof way to know the future for Miller Industries (NYSE: MLR  ) or any other company. However, certain clues may help you see potential stumbles before they happen — and before your stock craters as a result.