Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2014

As Facebook (NASDAQ: FB  ) ads evolve, the company continues to improve both its ad-targeting capabilities and its ad quality. This has been especially true in the last few months. Two changes in particular should pay off handsomely for Facebook.

More like Google
Until April, Facebook could only provide ad-targeting based on users’ expressed interests on Facebook. This gave Google, who has loads of data on users’ web-browsing habits, a significant upper hand. Their value proposition to prospective ad clients was distinctly more appealing than Facebook’s. Yet with Facebook’s April launch of partner categories, the company can now provide increasingly sophisticated ad targeting.

Source: Facebook Studio blog.

Partnering with third-party data sources Acxiom, Datalogix, and Epsilon, Facebook can now provide targeting based on browsing habits from their site and from purchases made across both mobile and desktop platforms. Even better, the company can do this without direct access to users’ personal information, since the data is gathered through third parties.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2014: Synovus Financial Corp.(SNV)

Synovus Financial Corp., a diversified financial services and bank holding company, provides commercial and retail banking, financial management, insurance, and mortgage services in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Its retail banking services include accepting customary types of demand and savings deposits; mortgage, installment, and other retail loans; investment and brokerage services; safe deposit services; automated banking services; automated fund transfers; Internet based banking services; and bank credit card services, including mastercard and visa services. The company?s commercial banking services comprise cash management and asset management services, capital markets services, and institutional trust services, as well as commercial, financial, and real estate loans. It also provides various other financial services, which include the portfolio management for fixed-income securities, investment banking, the execution of securities transac tions as a broker/dealer, and the provision of individual investment advice on equity and other securities; trust services; mortgage services; and financial planning services. Synovus Financial Corp. was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Maxfield]

    Given that you clicked on this article, it seems safe to assume you either own stock in Synovus Financial (NYSE: SNV  ) or are considering buying shares in the near future. If so, then you’ve come to the right place. The table below reveals the nine most critical numbers that investors need to know about Synovus stock before deciding whether to buy, sell, or hold it.

  • [By Robert Eberhard]

    Synovus Financial (NYSE: SNV  ) throws its hat into the earnings ring early Tuesday, and investors are facing a big question: Will CEO Kessel D. Stelling and crew deliver good news? Or should investors be wary of less than impressive results?

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2014: W.W. Grainger Inc. (GWW)

W.W. Grainger, Inc. and its subsidiaries distribute facilities maintenance and other related products and services in the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, India, Puerto Rico, China, Colombia, and Panama. The company offers maintenance, repair, and operating supplies; and other related products and services through local branches, catalogs, and the Internet. Its products include material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, forestry and agriculture equipment, building and home inspection supplies, vehicle and fleet components, and various other items for facilities maintenance market, as well as services comprise inventory management and energy efficiency solutions. The company also distributes tools, fasteners, safety supplies, instruments, welding and shop equipment, and other items. It serves small and medium-sized businesses to large corporations, government entities, and other institutions. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dividends4Life]

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  • [By Dividends4Life]

    Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of W.W. Grainger Inc. (GWW). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

    Company Description: Grainger Inc. is the largest global distributor of industrial and commercial supplies, such as hand tools, electric motors, light bulbs and janitorial items.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2014: Parametric Sound Corp (PAMT)

Parametric Sound Corporation (Parametric Sound), incorporated on June 2, 2010, is a technology company focused on delivering audio solutions through its HyperSound (HSS(r)) technology platform, which consists of the practical application of parametric acoustic technology for generating sound along a directional ultrasonic column. In addition to its commercial product business, the Company is targeting its technology for new uses in consumer markets including computers, video gaming, televisions and home audio along with other commercial markets including casino gaming and cinema. The Company is also researching and developing health applications for persons with hearing loss. The Company’s principal markets for its products are North America, Europe and Asia. In October 2012, the Company formed HyperSound Health, Inc. (HHI) as wholly owned subsidiary. In January 2014, Parametric Sound Corp completed its merger with privately-held Turtle Beach.

Its commercial p roduct line, HSS-3000, delivers directed audio solutions to customers primarily for digital signage, point-of-purchase, in-store network and related applications. Its commercial HSS-3000 HyperSound Audio System consists of a HSS-3000 Amplifier and one or more HSS-3000 Emitters. The HSS-3000 Emitter features a 5-inch by 10-inch emitter surface and is separate from the amplifier, offering varied installation options. It offers a variety of supporting installation hardware for customers.

The Company competes with Harmon International Industries, Bose, Klipsch, Polk Audio, Pioneer, Sony, Boston Acoustics, LG, Samsung, Brown Innovations, Inc. Panphonics and Holosonic Research Labs, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Shubnell]

    Leading and Lagging Sectors
    Technology stocks gained Friday, with Parametric Sound (NASDAQ: PAMT) leading advancers after the company provided post merger update and outlook. Among the leading sector stocks, gains came from 21Vianet Group (NASDAQ: VNET), BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY), Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ), and Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ: VECO).
    In trading on Friday, utilities shares rose by just 0.06 percent. Among the sector stocks, Exterran Partners LP (NASDAQ: EXLP) was down more than 4.8 percent, while PG&E (NYSE: PCG) tumbled around 3.75 percent.
    Top Headline
    BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) posted a narrower-than-expected fourth-quarter loss.
    BlackBerry posted a quarterly net loss of $423 million, or $0.80 per share, versus a year-ago profit of $98 million, or $0.19 per share. Its loss from continuing operations came in at $423 million, or $0.80 per share, compared to a year-ago profit of $94 million, or $0.18 per share. BlackBerry’s adjusted loss from continuing operations came in at $0.08 per share.
    Its revenue slipped 64% to $976 million. However, analysts were estimating a loss of $0.56 per share on revenue of $1.17 billion. BlackBerry sold around 3.4 million smartphones in the quarter.
    Equities Trading UP
    Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) shares shot up 3.64 percent to $27.44 after the company posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings.

  • [By John Udovich]

    Yesterday after the market closed, small cap audio stock Skullcandy Inc (NASDAQ: SKUL) reported earnings and began rising in after hours trading, meaning its worth taking a closer look at the stock along with the performance of other audio stocks like mid cap Harman International Industries Inc (NYSE: HAR) and small caps Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) and Parametric Sound Corp (NASDAQ: PAMT). I should mention that in late 2012, Skullcandy had the dubious distinction of being the market’s most shorted stock (see: Long Live the Shorts or the Short Squeeze? SKUL, AM & UBNT) with short interest of 86.47% and there would still be a lot of shorts out there who might start feeling the squeeze (Note: SKUL is at least no longer on the HighShortInterest.com list)

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2014: Alston Energy Inc (ALO)

Alston Energy Inc. (Alston) is a Canada-based petroleum and natural gas company. The Company is engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas reserves in Western Canada’s sedimentary basins. The Company’s projects include Alexander, Pembina and Chauvin. Alexander assets include a 14.0% average working interest in 10 proved producing gas/oil wells, three proved development locations, related production facilities and pipelines and 6,560 gross acres of mineral leases. Pembina assets include a 3.5% interest in 19 producing oil wells, one coal bed methane gas well, four standing or suspended wells, two oil batteries, related production facilities and pipelines and 5,690 gross acres of land in the Pembina/Cardium Pool. Alston has oil assets in the emerging Chauvin area resource play. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sarah Jones]

    HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank, Societe Generale SA (GLE), France’s second-largest lender, and Germany’s Commerzbank AG each climbed at least 2.6 percent after posting results. Allianz gained 3.6 percent after Europe’s largest insurer reported a jump in profit. Alstom SA (ALO) sank 12 percent after the power-equipment maker cut its profit forecast.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2014: DMH International Inc (DMHI)

DMH International, Inc. (DMH), incorporated on June 2, 2010, is a development-stage company. The Company focuses on creating specialty t-shirts and other casual and active clothing geared toward the Hispanic community. It focuses to develop, brand and market an entire apparel line named Dale Mas. On June 7, 2010, the Company acquired Dale Mas. Its initial products consist of two different men’s shirts. First men’s shirts is a basic t-shirt made from 100% cotton. The second men’s shirt is 70% rayon, 30% polyester button-up shirt. In February 2013, it acquired Touch Medical Solutions, Inc.

The Company focuses on designing and retailing of casual apparel. It focuses on developing a Website www.dale-mas.com , to market and deliver products to anyone with an Internet connection and a shipping address. During the Fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, the Company did not generate any revenue.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap stocks Frontier Beverage Company Inc (OTCMKTS: FBEC), IMD Companies Inc (OTCMKTS: ICBU) and Dmh International Incorporated (OTCBB: DMHI) were all mimicking the Titanic last Friday by sinking 41.18%, 32.5% and 28.16%, respectively, last Friday. Moreover, all three of these stocks have been the subject of paid promotions or investor relation campaigns. With the promotions in mind, is it to late to dump these small cap stocks or will this week present a buying opportunity? Here is a closer look: