NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Shareholders are a pain to some CEOs. Always asking for profits and returns for their stake in the company.
Some CEOs resent that. They want time — usually two years — to show what geniuses they have really been for the last five years despite their seemingly dismal results.
Patience, they plead.
Forbes magazine summed up the attitude well earlier this year when one of its columnists, Keld Jensen, said if he ever became a CEO, he would send out the following letter: “I don’t care what the share value will be for the next two years. We might not make a profit during this period. But we are going to focus all our resources on product research and development with the goal to create the best product the world has ever seen. We’re here to change the world!” I’m sure Jensen is a very nice person and he probably likes puppy dogs. But if I ever see his name on the masthead of a company I happen to own — however small my piece — I am going to sell straight away. As a shareholder, the only world I want a manager to change is mine — the owner. If a CEO wants to work in an environment where he can do anything he wants and no one will notice for two years, I suggest he get a job running the Department of Energy. Until then, I like companies with CEOs who remember who runs the company and who owns it and how never the twain shall meet. Google (GOOG) is one place with a lot of folks who scorn the ‘let’s make money for the shareholders’ idea. The share price shows it. Same with Wal-Mart (WMT): It used to be on a mission to charge low prices to create high profits. Then, six years ago, someone decided they needed to start squeezing the carbon out of Wal-Mart’s supply chain. They also squeezed out profits. At Ocwen Financial (OCN), you won’t find any executives talking such silly stuff. The share price shows it, too. So much so, OCN is today the #1 rated stock in my Best Stocks Now app. I have owned and talked about Ocwen many times over the last several years. Ocwen provides residential and commercial mortgage loans servicing as well as asset management services. OCN has been growing its earnings over the last five years by 35% per year.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2015: Enel SpA (ENEL)
Enel SpA is an Italy-based company engaged in the utilities sectors. It operates in seven divisions. The Sales segment focuses on the sale of electricity and gas products and services for end users. The Generation and Energy Management is involved in generation with thermal, natural gas regasification and schedulable hydroelectric power plants. The Infrastructure and Networks distributes electricity and public lighting. The Iberia and Latin America operates in the electricity and gas markets of Spain, Portugal and Latin America. The International segment supports strategies for the European and Russian markets. The Renewable Energy is active in the generation of electricity from renewable resources. The Engineering and Research develops the conventional and nuclear construction of power plants. In November 2013, through Enel Investment Holding BV, it sold a 40% stake in Artic Russia BV, which in turn owns a 49% of the share capital of SeverEnergia, to NK Rosneft’ OAO. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Jonathan Morgan]
Enel SpA (ENEL) retreated 3.8 percent to 3.22 euros after Deutsche Bank AG said that its estimates for earnings at Italy’s biggest utility show no potential for growth for 2013 or 2014.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2015: Seadrill Limited(SDRL)
Seadrill Limited, an offshore drilling contractor, provides offshore drilling services to the oil and gas industries worldwide. It also offers platform drilling, well intervention, and engineering services. As of March 31, 2011 the company owned and operated 54 offshore drilling units, which consist of drillships, jack-up rigs, semisubmersible rigs, and tender rigs for operations in shallow and deepwater areas, as well as in benign and harsh environments. Seadrill Limited was founded in 1972 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
But those earnings represent the past, and investors are concerned that the amount these drillers can charge for the use of their platforms, known as dayrates, will plunge in 2014. And so have the offshore drillers. Diamond Offshore has dropped 20% this year, while Transocean (RIG) has fallen 14%, Noble has declined 17%, Seadrill (SDRL) has dropped 10% and Atwood Oceanics has fallen 14%.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Diamond Offshore had dropped 18% this year through yesterday’s close, while Transocean (RIG) had fallen 15%, Noble (NE) had declined 17%, Seadrill (SDRL) had dropped 12% and Atwood Oceanics (ATW), which reported earnings yesterday, had fallen 13%. But all the bearishness has been forgotten, what with the S&P 500 up more than 1% and Diamond Offshore trouncing analyst forecasts.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Shares of Atwood have dropped 1.9% to $45.45 at 3:38 p.m. and pulled down other offshore players. Noble has fallen 1.4% to $48.68, Transocean has declined 1.9% to $41.60, Rowan (RDC) is off 0.8% at $31.41 and Seadrill (SDRL) has dropped 1.8% to $35.53.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Last week, Barclays issued a very bearish report on offshore drillers, including Transocean (RIG), Seadrill (SDRL) and Atwood Oceanics (ATW). This week, Raymond James added its voice to the growing chorus of naysayers.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2015: United Parcel Service Inc.(UPS)
United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. Domestic Package segment engages in the time-definite delivery of letters, documents, and packages in the United States. The International Package segment offers air and ground delivery of small packages and letters to approximately 220 countries and territories, including shipments outside the United States, as well as shipments with either origin or distribution outside the United States; export services; and domestic services move shipments within a country?s borders. The Supply Chain & Freight segment provides forwarding and logistics services, such as supply chain design and management, freight distribution, customs brokerage, mail, and consulting services in approximately 195 countries and territorie s; and less-than-truckload and truckload services to customers in North America. In addition, the company offers various technology solutions for automated shipping, visibility, and billing; information technology systems and distribution facilities to various industries comprising healthcare, technology, and consumer/retail; and a portfolio of financial services that provides customers with short-term working capital, government guaranteed lending, global trade financing, credit cards, and export financing. It operates a fleet of approximately 99,800 package cars, vans, tractors, and motorcycles; an air fleet of 527 aircraft; and 33,800 containers used to transport cargo in its aircraft. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
- [By Bloomberg]
Associated Press/Brennan Linsley When Hostess Brands went bankrupt in 2012, it triggered anxiety among employees at Ottenberg’s Bakery, a family-owned enterprise in Maryland. The companies shared a pension plan, and if Hostess couldn’t pay its retirees, Ottenberg’s would have to pick up the tab. Gary League, 53, who has delivered Ottenberg’s bread for almost three decades, worried he might lose his nest egg, maybe even his job. “If you have all these guys out on retirement and you only have Ottenberg’s paying into it, the math doesn’t add up,” he said. “I was thinking I would have to work forever.” Last week, he got the good news — the U.S. government saved his benefits by sacrificing those of Hostess’ drivers, who will now get a reduced payout financed by the government. League is one of 10.4 million Americans with retirements tied to multiemployer pension plans, large investment pools long considered low risk because they don’t rely on a single company for financing. Two recessions, industry consolidation prompted by deregulation and an aging workforce have funds facing a $400 billion shortfall that has some near insolvency. Dozens already have failed, affecting 94,000 participants. Things are dire enough that a coalition of employers and labor unions is asking Congress for permission to cut benefits to retired truck drivers, miners and others as a last resort in order to prevent plans from going under. The proposal has divided unions and their allies, triggering a lobbying battle as a legislative deadline approaches and retirement security looms large as a growing economic concern. $2 Billion LIability Leads to Plan Being Carved up Hostess, maker of Wonder Bread and Twinkies, was one of two employers contributing to the Bakery and Sales Drivers Local 33 Pension Fund. When Hostess went bankrupt, Ottenberg’s was left to foot the bill. President Ray Ottenberg didn’t respond to requests for comment. Hostess had about $2 billion in liability to its multi
- [By Marc Bastow]
Indeed, the diversity in the types of dividend stocks getting more generous made for an interesting week, from network provider Cisco (CSCO) to beer giant Molson Coors (TAP) to package delivery service UPS (UPS).
- [By Paul Ausick]
United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) said fourth quarter revenue per package declined by 1.3%. The company also said revenues in its supply chain and freight segment fell 5.8% to $2.3 billion due primarily to reduced tonnage and lower revenue per kilogram in the company’s international air freight group.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2015: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)
Parker Hannifin Corporation manufactures fluid power systems, electromechanical controls, and related components worldwide. Its Industrial segment offers pneumatic and electromechanical components, and systems; filters, systems, and instruments to monitor and remove contaminants from fuel, air, oil, water, and other liquids and gases; connectors that control, transmit, and contain fluid; hydraulic components and systems for builders and users of industrial and mobile machinery and equipment; critical flow components for process instrumentation, healthcare, and ultra-high-purity applications; and static and dynamic sealing devices. This segment sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their replacement markets in the manufacturing, transportation, and processing industries. The company?s Aerospace segment provides flight control systems and components, including hydraulic, electrohydraulic, electric backup hydraulic, electrohydrostatic, and electro -mechanical components for precise control of aircraft rudders, elevators, ailerons, and other aerodynamic control surfaces. It also provides electronics thermal management heat rejection systems, and single-phase and two-phase heat collection systems for radar, ISAR, and power electronics. This segment markets its products primarily to OEMs in the commercial, military, and general aviation markets, as well as to end users. Its Climate and Industrial Controls segment offers systems and components primarily for use in the mobile and stationary refrigeration, and air conditioning industry; and in fluid control applications in various industries, such as processing, fuel dispensing, beverage dispensing, and mobile emissions. This segment serves OEMs and their replacement markets. Parker-Hannifin Corporation markets its products through direct-sales employees, independent distributors, wholesalers, and sales representatives. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered i n Cleveland, Ohio.
- [By Marc Bastow]
Motion and control technology manufacturer Parker-Hannifan (PH) raised its quarterly dividend 7% to 48 cents per share, payable on Mar. 7 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 10.
PH Dividend Yield: 1.69%
- [By Lauren Pollock]
Parker Hannifin Corp.’s(PH) fiscal second-quarter earnings rose 40% as the maker of motion and control equipment’s orders continued to grow and gains from a joint-venture agreement with General Electric Co.(GE) (GE) offset a costly write-down. Adjusted earnings were ahead of expectations, yet the company lowered its per-share earnings estimate for the year. Shares dropped 3.8% to $122 premarket.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
But don’t just buy any company, DeBlase says. Instead, focus on those that have EPS momentum, which has generated outperformance in 10 of the past 11 years, DeBlase says. As a result, investors should prefer Terex (TEX), her top pick, and Agco (AGCO), which she rates Outperform. John Deere (DE) and Parker Hannifin (PH) get tarred with Underweight ratings.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2015: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce provides various financial products, services, and advice to individual, small business, commercial, corporate, and institutional clients in Canada and internationally. The company offers retail markets services comprising personal banking, business banking, and wealth management services, as well as investment management services to retail and institutional clients. It also provides wholesale banking services, including credit, capital markets, investment banking, merchant banking, and research products and services to government, institutional, corporate, and retail clients. The company provides its services through its branch network, automated bank machines, mobile banking, and online banking site. As of June 3, 2011, it operated approximately 1,100 branches and 4,000 automated bank machines in Canada. The company was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
- [By Will Ashworth]
NTIOF Rating: 7
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM)
Dividend Yield: 4.4%
According to a report by TD Securities, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM) generates 80% of its total loans in Canada, higher than any other major Canadian bank.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
It’s easy for U.S. investors to paint Canadian banks with a single brush-stroke, as the differences in the banking system helped keep Bank of Montreal and its peers safer during the financial crisis five years ago. As Canada’s housing market has kept rising even after the housing bust south of its border, however, investors have gotten increasingly concerned about the potential health of its banks, especially the largest ones. With downgrades for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM ) , Toronto-Dominion (NYSE: TD ) , and Bank of Montreal among a total of six banks in January, Moody’s identified higher debt levels among Canadian consumers as driving potential risk for the economy.
- [By Rich Duprey]
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM ) announced this morning its second-quarter dividend of $0.96 per share, a 2% increase over the $0.94-per-share payout it made last quarter.
- [By Katia Dmitrieva]
Canadian Imperial (CM) said it’s being shut out in the new agreement. The deal “appears to have been intentionally structured in a way that attempts to nullify CIBC’s right of first refusal and any ability to match,” the bank said yesterday in a statement. “Given the structuring of the document and our contractual rights, we are exploring our options.”
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2015: Perion Network Ltd (PERI)
Perion Network Ltd, incorporated in November 1999, is a digital media company. The Company’s products include: IncrediMail, a communication client; Smilebox, a photo sharing and social expression product and service; and Sweet IM, an instant messaging application. The Company generates revenues primarily through search, the sale of products and services, and advertising. Its product is available in seven languages in addition to English. On November 30, 2012, the Company acquired SweetIM (a.k.a. SweetPacks).
IncrediMail is its communication client, available over the Internet it its basic version free of charge, used for managing email messages and Facebook feeds, with many graphic and personalizing capabilities. However, most important is that it is safe, simple and easy to use. The premium version of this software offers, for an annual subscription fee, VIP support and enhanced graphic capabilities, as well as advanced ant i-spam software for a separate annual subscription. SweetIM is free downloadable and easy to use software that enables users to enhance their messaging experience and express themselves in creative ways across online platforms, such as messenger and email.
Digital photo vertical
Smilebox is an Internet photo sharing service available for the desktop and smart-phone. On the desktop, Smilebox can be used both on the PC and the Mac, making it easy to create digital creations from personal photos using a range of digital designs including Invitations, Greetings, Collages, Scrapbooks, Photo Albums and slideshows. These creations can then be shared free of charge via email, Facebook, Twitter, Print, digital versatile disk (DVD) or photo frames. Smilebox is also available free of charge for the iPhone, making it easy to personalize and share photos in real time, directly from the device. Personalization options include captions, stickers and frames, and s haring options include email, Facebook and short message ser! vice (SMS).
The Company competes with America Online, Inc., QUALCOMM Incorporated , Mozilla Corporation and Microsoft Corporation.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Perion Network (NASDAQ: PERI) soared 1.16% to $12.17 in the pre-market trading after the company announced its inclusion in the NASDAQ Global Select Market.
- [By CRWE]
Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ:PERI), a leading global provider of innovative media solutions designed to make communicating, connecting and sharing simple and useful, will release its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, on August 8, 2012 prior to the opening of the market.
- [By Igor Novgorodtsev]
On the morning of 09/16, Perion (PERI) announced a long-rumored deal: an all stock "merger" with a much larger but private Conduit division Conduit Connect. The details of the deal are quite simple. Perion will issue 57 to 60 million additional shares, which would give current shareholders a 19% stake in the new company, Conduit and its shareholders will get the remaining 81%. The deal, expected to close in January 2014, is expected to be immediately accretive, assuming Conduit will continue to do as well as before the merger.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2015: KB Home (KBH)
KB Home is a homebuilding company. The Company constructs and sells homes through its operating divisions under the name KB Home. The Company operates in nine states and 32 markets, including California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia. The Company organizes its homebuilding operations into four segments: West Coast, Southwest, Central and Southeast. In July 2012, it acquired land within the Elworthy Ranch property in the town of Danville. In September 2012, it acquired Mason Ranch, which is a 330-acre land asset in Cedar Park/Leander West, submarkets in metropolitan Austin. In December 2012, the Company acquired 65 lots in Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
The Company’s homebuilding operations offers a variety of homes designed primarily for first-time, move-up and active adult homebuyers, including attached and detached single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums. It offers homes in developme nt communities, at urban in-fill locations and as part of mixed-use projects. During the fiscal year ended, November 30, 2011 (fiscal 2011), the Company, through its homebuilding segment, delivered 5,812 homes. During fiscal 2011, homebuilding operations accounted for 99.2% of the total revenues.
The financial services segment provides title and insurance services to its homebuyers. This segment also provided mortgage banking services to the Company’s homebuyers indirectly through KBA Mortgage, LLC (KBA Mortgage), a former unconsolidated joint venture of a subsidiary of ours and a subsidiary of Bank of America, N.A., from the venture’s formation until June 30, 2011, when it ceased offering mortgage banking services. Effective June 27, 2011, it entered into a marketing services agreement with MetLife Home Loans, a division of MetLife Bank, N.A. Under the agreement, MetLife Home Loans’ personnel, located on site at several of its new home communities, can offer financing options and re! sidential consumer mortgage loan products to its homebuyers, and originate residential consumer mortgage loans for homebuyers who elect to use MetLife Home Loans. The Company’s homebuyers may also elect to use other providers of mortgage banking services. Its financial services operations accounted for 0.8% of the Company’s total revenues in fiscal 2011.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Homebuilders like KB Home (KBH), Lennar (LEN) and PulteGroup (PHM) sat out most of 2013′s rally. They could play catchup during 2014.
RBC Capital Markets’ Robert Wetenhall and Desi DiPierro explain point to three reasons to believe homebuilders can rally in 2014:
In our opinion, sustained volume growth, favorable pricing dynamics, and material margin expansion suggest that builder fundamentals are in good shape: 1) Sustained volume growth – Our forecast for the home builders in our coverage universe points to volume growth of 8% in 2014… 2) Favorable pricing dynamics – Our forecast points to ASP growth of 9% in 2014. Substantial ASP growth reflects the decision to maximize price at the expense of volume growth. 3) Material margin expansion – Sector operating margin rose by 500 basis points to 10.2% in 2013 and is forecasted to increase by 260 basis points to 12.8% in 2014…
In terms of specific company upside/downside payoffs, we believe that [Brookfield Residential Properties (BRP)], [KB Home], and [PulteGroup] offer above-average payoffs. We note that more than half of [Brookfield Residential Properties’] earnings are derived from Canada, dampening EPS sensitivity to our assumptions regarding the pace of the U.S. housing recovery. We believe that [KB Home] will achieve sharply improved operating performance, which should drive robust EPS growth given the company’s comparatively high degree of financial leverage. We also have a high degree of confidence that [PulteGroup] will continue to successfully execute against its goal of improving ROIC performance, which should act as a catalyst for share price appreciation.
Shares of Lennar have dropped 1.9% to $18.88 today at 3:45 p.m., while KB Home has dipped 0.2% to $18.88 and PulteGroup has fallen 2% to $19.41. Brookfield Residential Properties has gained 1.9% to $22.90.
- [By Anora Mahmudova]
Shares in KB Home (KBH) fell 2.7%, while Toll Brothers’ (TOL) shares lost 1.6%.
- [By Will Ashworth]
The contrarian in me thinks now’s the time to go short when everybody’s long. However, as they say, the trend is your friend. For this reason I’ve picked three (out of a list of 26) heavily shorted stocks to buy now that I expect to provide market-beating returns in 2014 and beyond.
Stocks to Buy – KB Home (KBH)
Short interest: 28% of float
- [By DailyFinance Staff]
Job creation last month was shockingly weak, but analysts couldn’t really explain why –- other than to blame the weather — which left investors unsure how to react Friday. Many analysts say the numbers are likely to be revised higher next month, and in the end, market reaction was muted. The Dow Jones industrial average (^DJI) lost ground for a third straight day, declining nearly 8 points, but the Standard & Poor’s 500 index (^GPSC) added 4, and the Nasdaq composite index (^IXIC) rose 18 points. Target (TGT) lost more than a point after saying the data breach that began on Black Friday was much worse than previously thought. The company now says as many as 70 million customers had personal information stolen. Target also lowered its fourth quarter outlook, partly because sales slumped after the data breach was first revealed. Sears (SHLD) tumbled by around 13.5 percent. It expects a big quarterly loss as sales fell during the holiday shopping season. Several smaller, specialty retailers also fell: Pacific Sunwear (PSUN) slid 16 percent, Five Below (FIVE) fell 7 percent, Shoe Carnival (SCVL) lost 5 percent, and Conn’s (CONN) lost 2 percent. But Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) jumped 12 percent. It raised its earnings forecast as sales were not as bad as expected. Elsewhere, Alcoa (AA) fell about 5.5 percent. It’s not quite the economic bellwether it used to be, but the aluminum giant still matters, and its net came in a bit shy of expectations. YRC Worldwide (YRCW) tumbled 13 percent after workers rejected a contract offer. That has raised fears the trucking company could be forced into bankruptcy. On the upside, the weak jobs report could keep mortgage rates from rising, and that boosted housing stocks. KB Homes (KBH) rose 3 percent, William Lyons up 4 percent, and Lennar (LEN) was up 2 percent. And on Thursday we reported that shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals nearly quadrupled in price on news of a positive clinical study for its liver dr
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2015: Hercules Offshore Inc.(HERO)
Hercules Offshore, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides shallow-water drilling and marine services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and internationally. Its services comprise oil and gas exploration and development drilling, well services, platform inspection, and maintenance and decommissioning services in various water provinces. As of May 10, 2011, the company owned and operated a fleet of 50 jackup rigs, 17 barge rigs, 65 liftboats, 3 submersible rigs, and 1 platform rig. It serves national oil and gas companies, integrated energy companies, and independent oil and natural gas operators. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Hercules Offshore (NASDAQ: HERO) shares reached a new 52-week low of $4.95. Global Hunter downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral and cut the price target from $12.00 to $6.00.
- [By Jake L’Ecuyer]
Equities Trading DOWN
Shares of Hercules Offshore (NASDAQ: HERO) were down 10.96 percent to $5.12. Global Hunter downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral and cut the price target from $12.00 to $6.00.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Hercules Offshore (NASDAQ: HERO) dropped 14.43% to $4.92. Global Hunter downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral and cut the price target from $12.00 to $6.00.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2015: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (SSNLF.PK)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. mainly engaged in the production of consumer electronic products. It operates in two divisions: DMC division, which is divided into consumer electronics (CE) and information technology & mobile communications (IM) businesses, as well as DS division, which is divided into semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) businesses. Its CE business engages in the production of color televisions (CTVs), monitors, air conditioners, refrigerators and others. Its IM business engages in the production of printers, computers, handhold phones (HHPs) such as feature phones, smart phones and others, and network systems, among others. Its semiconductor business engages in the production of semiconductors, such as memories, system large scale integrated circuits (LSIs) and others. Its LCD business engages in the production of thin film transistor (TFT) LCDs and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), among others.
- [By George Kesarios]
With companies like Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), Samsung (SSNLF.PK) and even Dell (DELL) all working on making small wrist like devices and bracelets, at the end of the day, success will be determined by the power source and semiconductor components that use extremely low power.
- [By Markman Advisors]
The preferred embodiment disclosed in the ‘043 patent is smart-cards. For that reason, the obvious targets for OTIV to pursue for patent infringement would be the major credit card companies. However, these companies appear to presently be some of OTIV’s major customers, which most likely means they have already taken a license to some, if not all, of OTIV’s patents directed to smart-cards. Accordingly, if OTIV brings additional infringement actions, we expect them to be against competitors of T-Mobile in the market for smartphones, such as AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), or others. Device manufacturers such as Samsung (SSNLF.PK), HTC (HTCKF.OB), Nokia (NOK) and others may be targets as well.
- [By Charles Santerre]
If the Lumia 925 and 928 have a derivative design, the same can be said for the complete line of Galaxy Series by Samsung (SSNLF.PK) and iPhones by Apple (AAPL). If there is one quality Nokia is still renowned for, it is for its beautiful and sturdy designs. I have even criticized them in an earlier article entitled Nokia’s Challenger Checklist for spending too much on quality in their handsets while it does not seem to be such a high priority for their competitors. In any event, the Lumia 925 has not yet been released, so it’s too soon to obtain real feedback. The 928 has only been available for three weeks now. To date the average rating on Amazon is 4.5 stars out of 5.
- [By Esekla]
Universal Display (OLED) is another company that is changing its ticker symbol (on 6/24, from PANL). My research indicates that this stock is trading well below fair value, which should limit risk, though the volatility figures and revenue predominantly from Samsung (SSNLF.PK) argue otherwise. The reason for the price slump is probably a scale back of sales estimates for the Galaxy S IV, but since Samsung will sell all the OLED displays it can produce, regardless of the devices they go into, this reaction seems unwarranted.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2015: eHealth Inc.(EHTH)
eHealth, Inc. offers Internet-based insurance agency services for individuals, families, and small businesses in the United States. The company also offers technology licensing and Internet advertising services. Its ecommerce platforms organize and present health insurance information in various formats, as well as enables individuals, families, and small businesses to research, analyze, compare, and purchase various health insurance plans. The company offers various medical health insurance coverage plans, such as preferred provider organization, health maintenance organization and indemnity plans, Medicare plans, short-term medical insurance, student health insurance, and health savings account eligible health insurance plans, as well as ancillary plans, such as dental, vision, and life insurance. Its customers access its ecommerce platforms through its Websites, including eHealth.com, eHealthInsurance.com, eHealthMedicare.com, and PlanPrescriber.com, as well as through a network of marketing partners. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
- [By Sean Williams]
The other option here is eHealth (NASDAQ: EHTH ) a private health insurance platform for individuals, families, and small businesses that’s been around for years. In its third-quarter results released last week, eHealth noted that membership had risen by 24% to 1.147 million from the year-ago period, clearly showing skepticism in the Obamacare health reform law suggesting the success and options its private platform offers. If there’s any company that can use Healthcare.gov’s nightmarish start to its advantage, it’s eHealth!
- [By Sean Williams]
What: Shares of eHealth (NASDAQ: EHTH ) — a provider of private market online health insurance services for individuals, families, and small businesses — jumped as much as 17% after the company reported third-quarter earnings results.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2015: K&S AG (KPLUY.PK)
K&S AG is a Germany-based holding company which is active in the chemical sector. The Company divides its activities into four main business segments. The Potash and Magnesium Products segment is engaged in the crude potash and magnesium salts extraction and in processing raw materials into products for industrial, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industries. The Nitrogen Fertilizers business segment distributes fertilizers for almost all agricultural crops, and products for home and garden, plant care and plant protection, specialty fertilizers for public green areas, tree nurseries, horticulture and various special crops are offered. The Salt segment offers food grade salt, industrial salt and salt for chemical use, as well as de-icing salt applied to ensure road safety. The Complementary Business segments include recycling activities and the disposal and reutilization of waste salt mines, granulation of CATASAN, logistics, and trading in different basic chemicals. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Chris Damas]
Other players, such as K+S (KPLUY.PK), Israel Chemicals and APC, Belaruskali and Soquimich (SQM) maintained their world shares at Uralkali’s expense.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2015: Cardtronics Inc.(CATM)
Cardtronics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMs) and multi-function financial services kiosks. As of December 31, 2011, it offered services to approximately 52,900 devices across its portfolio, which included approximately 46,000 devices located in 50 states of the United States, as well as in the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; approximately 3,500 devices throughout the United Kingdom; approximately 2,800 devices throughout Mexico; and approximately 600 devices in Canada. The company also deployed approximately 2,200 multi-function financial services kiosks in the United States. Its ATMs and financial services kiosks offer cash dispensing and bank account balance inquiry services, as well as other consumer financial services, including bill payments, check cashing, remote deposit capture, and money transfer services. In addition, the compan y provides various forms of managed service solution, including monitoring, maintenance, cash management, customer service, and transaction processing services. Further, it partners with national financial institutions to brand its ATMs and financial services kiosks with their logos. As of December 31, 2011, the company had approximately 15,400 company-owned ATMs under contract with financial institutions to place their logos on those machines. Additionally, it provides financial institutions with surcharge-free program through its Allpoint network, as well as owns and operates an electronic funds transfer transaction processing platform that provides transaction processing services to its network of ATMs and financial services kiosks, and ATMs owned and operated by third parties. The company was formerly known as Cardtronics Group, Inc. and changed its name to Cardtronics, Inc. in January 2004. Cardtronics, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
- [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 Cardtronics (Nasdaq: CATM ) , whose recent revenue and earnings are plotted below.