With shares of Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) trading around $3, is ZNGA an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Let’s analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework:
T = Trends for a Stock’s Movement
Zynga is a provider of social gaming services, with 240 million average monthly active users in over 175 countries. The company develops, markets, and operates online social games as live services played over the Internet, and on social networking sites and mobile platforms. Zynga’s games are accessible on Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), as well as other social networks and mobile platforms, to players globally — wherever and whenever they want. It operates its games as live services, and they are all free to play. However, it does generate revenue through the in-game sale of virtual goods and advertising.
A few weeks ago, Zynga shares rose after the company confirmed that Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox chief Don Mattrick would be replacing founder Mark Pincus as Chief Executive Officer of the gaming company. Zynga has been facing some major struggles lately, but investors hope that the person who gave Microsoft the Xbox will be able to create similarly innovative technology to save it from failure. Recently, Zynga beat earnings and revenue estimates, but the company announced that it would not be pursuing real money gambling, news that has not sat well with investors.
Top 5 Healthcare Equipment Stocks To Own Right Now: SPDR KBW Bank Etf (KBE)
SPDR KBW Bank ETF (the Fund), formerly KBW Bank ETF, seeks to replicate as closely as possible the performance of the KBW Bank Index (the Index). The Index is a float-adjusted, modified-market capitalization weighted index of geographically diverse companies representing national money center banks and regional banking institutions listed on United States stock markets. It is created and maintained by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.
The Fund utilizes a passive or indexing approach, and attempts to approximate the investment performance of its Index, by investing in a portfolio of stocks intended to replicate the Index. The Fund’s investment manager is SSgA Funds Management, Inc.
- [By Mary Anne & Pamela Aden]
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Top 5 Healthcare Equipment Stocks To Own Right Now: Lockheed Martin Corporation(LMT)
Lockheed Martin Corporation engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, operation, and sustainment of advanced technology systems and products in the areas of defense, space, intelligence, homeland security, and government information technology in the United States and internationally. It also provides management, engineering, technical, scientific, logistic, and information services. The company operates in four segments: Aeronautics, Electronic Systems, Information Systems & Global Services (IS&GS), and Space Systems. The Aeronautics segment offers military aircraft, including combat and air mobility aircraft, unmanned air vehicles, and related technologies. Its products and programs comprise the F-35 multi-role, stealth fighter; the F-22 air dominance and multi-mission stealth fighter; the F-16 multi-role fighter; the C-130J tactical transport aircraft; and the C-5M strategic airlifter modernization program; and support for the P-3 maritime patrol aircraft, and the U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft. The Electronic Systems segment provides air and missile defense; tactical missiles; weapon fire control systems; surface ship and submarine combat systems; anti-submarine and undersea warfare systems; land, sea-based, and airborne radars; surveillance and reconnaissance systems; simulation and training systems; and integrated logistics and sustainment services. The IS&GS segment offers information technology solutions and advanced technology primarily in the areas of software and systems integration for space, air, and ground systems to various defense and civil government agencies. The Space Systems segment provides government and commercial satellites; strategic and defensive missile systems, including missile defense technologies and systems, and fleet ballistic missiles; and space transportation systems. Lockheed Martin Corporation was founded in 1909 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.
- [By Mike Deane]
Before the opening bell on Tuesday, Lockheed Martin (LMT) reported its first quarter earnings, with net sales decreasing and earnings increasing over last year’s Q1.
LMT’s Earnings in Brief
Lockheed Martin reported first quarter revenues of $10.65 billion, down from last year’s Q1 revenues of $11.07 billion. Net earnings for the quarter came in at $933 million, a significant increase over last year’s Q1 figure of $761 million. The company’s diluted EPS came in at $2.87 for the quarter, compared to last year’s figure of $2.33. LMT shattered analysts’ EPS estimates of $2.53, but came in below revenue estimates of $10.9 billion.
LMT’s chairman, president and CEO, Marillyn Hewson, had the following to say: ”The strong earnings and operating cash delivered in the first quarter are a result of our continued focus on program performance, affordability and meeting commitments to our customers. Our diverse portfolio of products and services, investment in future innovations and dedicated workforce give me confidence that we’ll continue to deliver outstanding results for our customers and return value for our shareholders.”
Lockheed Martin most recently paid a quarterly dividend of $1.33 on March 28. We expect the company to declare a dividend of $1.33 in the next week.
LMT stock was inactive in pre-market trading. YTD, the company’s stock is up 10.56%.
LMT Dividend Snapshot
As of Market Close on April 21, 2014
Click here to see the complete history of LMT dividends.
- [By Sue Chang]
Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) is projected to report first-quarter earnings of $2.54 a share.
- [By Victor Selva]
The company has a current ratio of 16.25% which is higher than the one registered by Embraer S.A. (ERJ) and Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc (WAIR), but lower than Huntington Ingalls Industries, Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC) and Boeing Co (BA). But for investors looking for a higher ROE, Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) could be the option.
- [By Dividends4Life]
Fair Value: In calculating fair value, I consider the NPV MMA Differential Fair Value along with these four calculations of fair value, see page 2 of the linked PDF for a detailed description: 1. Avg. High Yield Price 2. 20-Year DCF Price 3. Avg. P/E Price 4. Graham Number GD is trading at a premium to all four valuations above. The stock is trading at a 49.9% premium to its calculated fair value of $71.45. GD did not earn any Stars in this section. Dividend Analytical Data: In this section there are three possible Stars and three key metrics, see page 2 of the linked PDF for a detailed description: 1. Free Cash Flow Payout 2. Debt To Total Capital 3. Key Metrics 4. Dividend Growth Rate 5. Years of Div. Growth 6. Rolling 4-yr Div. > 15% GD earned two Stars in this section for 1.) and 2.) above. A Star was earned since the Free Cash Flow payout ratio was less than 60% and there were no negative Free Cash Flows over the last 10 years. The stock earned a Star as a result of its most recent Debt to Total Capital being less than 45%. The company has paid a cash dividend to shareholders every year since 1979 and has increased its dividend payments for 23 consecutive years. Dividend Income vs. MMA: Why would you assume the equity risk and invest in a dividend stock if you could earn a better return in a much less risky money market account (MMA) or Treasury bond? This section compares the earning ability of this stock with a high yield MMA (20-year Treasury bond). Two items are considered in this section, see page 2 of the linked PDF for a detailed description: 1. NPV MMA Diff. 2. Years to > MMA The NPV MMA Diff. of the $741 is below the $1,200 target I look for in a stock that has increased dividends as long as GD has. If GD grows its dividend at 10.0% per year, it will take 6 years to equal a MMA yielding an estimated 20-year average rate of 3.68%. Memberships and Peers: GD is a member of the S&P 500 and a member of the Broad Dividend Achievers™ Index. The
Top 5 Healthcare Equipment Stocks To Own Right Now: Naturalnano Inc (NNAN)
NaturalNano, Inc. (NaturalNano), incorporated on February 18, 2000, is engaged in the development and commercialization of material science technologies with an emphasis on additives to polymers and other industrial and consumer products by taking advantage of technology advances developed in-house. During the year ended December 31, 2011,the Company’s activities are directed toward research, development, production and marketing of its technologies relating to the treatment and separation of nanotubes from halloysite clay and the development of related commercial applications for cosmetics, health and beauty products, and polymers, plastics and composites.
The company’s halloysite natural tube (HNT) products involve filling HNTs with active agents for use in the polymer composites, health and beauty, household product, and agrichemical industries. The filled tube product contains a material of interest within the tubes, such as an antimicrobial compound t o provide antimicrobial properties to the resulting polymer composite material. The filled-tube products will focus on the utilization of the tubular nature of the halloysite nanotubes, by filling or adsorbing the tubes with active agents for the polymer nanocomposites, household products, cosmetics, agriculture, and pharmaceutical industries. The Company designs, manufactures and sells custom designed error prevention/safety checklist boards.
The Company competes with Air Products and Chemicals, BASF, Dow, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company, Applied Minerals, Davis International and Imagexpress.
- [By Peter Graham]
Small cap stocks Naturalnano Inc (OTCMKTS: NNAN), Global Payout, Inc (OTCMKTS: GOHE) and Blue Water Global Group Inc (OTCBB: BLUU) were either jumping higher or diving lower yesterday. To complicate matters for investors, two of these small cap stocks have been subjects of disclosures about paid promotion or investor relation campaigns. So what will these three small caps do for the rest of this week? Here is a closer look to help you decide on a trading or investing strategy:
Top 5 Healthcare Equipment Stocks To Own Right Now: ONEOK Partners L.P.(OKS)
ONEOK Partners, L.P. engages in the gathering, processing, storage, and transportation of natural gas in the United States. The company?s Natural Gas Gathering and Processing segment gathers and processes natural gas produced from crude oil and natural gas wells located in the Mid-Continent region; and gathers natural gas in the Williston Basin, which spans portions of Montana and North Dakota, and the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. Its Natural Gas Pipelines segment primarily owns and operates regulated natural gas transmission pipelines, natural gas storage facilities, and natural gas gathering systems for non-processed gas. It also provides interstate natural gas transportation and storage services. This segment?s interstate natural gas pipeline assets transport natural gas through FERC-regulated interstate natural gas pipelines in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. In addition, it transports intra state natural gas through its assets in Oklahoma; and owns underground natural gas storage facilities in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. Its Natural Gas Liquids segment gathers, fractionates, and treats natural gas liquids (NGLs), as well as stores NGL products primarily in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. This segment owns FERC-regulated natural gas liquids gathering and distribution pipelines in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Wyoming, and Colorado; terminal and storage facilities in Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois; and FERC-regulated natural gas liquids distribution and refined petroleum products pipelines in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana that connect its Mid-Continent assets with Midwest markets, including Chicago, Illinois. ONEOK Partners GP serves as the general partner of the company. The company was formerly known as Northern Border Partners, L.P. and changed its name to ONEOK Partners, L.P. in May 2006. The company was founded in 1993 and is base d in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Large MLPs with geographically diversified operations will fare better because they can shift assets around and make sure that all their distribution-paying subsidiaries meet the payroll, so to speak. Here are the seven largest MLPs by market cap:
Enterprise Product Partners LP (NYSE: EPD) – $61.23 billion Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (NYSE: KMP) – $35.13 billion Williams Partners LP (NYSE: WPZ) – $21.95 billion Plains All American Pipeline LP (NYSE: PAA) – $19.3 billion Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE: ETP) – $17.78 billion Magellan Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: MMP) – $15.52 billion Oneok Partners LP (NYSE: OKS) – $12.95 billion
Size is not the only thing that matters, but size can help overcome some of the cash flow issues these MLPs face. The differentiating factor is a company’s distribution coverage ratio which is the cash the MLP has to distribute to its limited partners divided by its maintenance capex and interest on the company’s debt. Anything number larger than 1 is solid.
- [By Lauren Pollock]
Oneok Partners LP(OKS) issued guidance for 2014 that surpasses its estimate for the current year, citing growth in natural-gas volumes.
QEP Resources Inc.(QEP) plans to separate its midstream business, QEP Field Services Co., into a separate entity, including its interest in QEP Midstream Partners LP(QEPM).
- [By David Dittman]
Answer: ONEOK is running wild in anticipation of its completion of transactions that will make it essentially a general partner, with interests in ONEOK Partners LP (NYSE: OKS) and the soon-to-be-spun-out ONE Gas Inc (NYSE: OGS). ONEOK already has an admirable record of dividend growth, and these moves will drive acceleration in 2014 payout growth.
- [By Lauren Pollock]
Oneok Partners L.P(OKS). on Tuesday said it planned to invest $650 million to $780 million on Bakken Shale projects in North Dakota, including a new natural-gas processing plant. The spending plan is set to run through the second quarter of 2016. Oneok has already announced $6 billion to $6.4 billion in total investments through 2016.
Top 5 Healthcare Equipment Stocks To Own Right Now: Franklin Resources Inc.(BEN)
Franklin Resources Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. The firm provides its services to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, and partnerships. It manages, through its subsidiary, separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. The firm also launches equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds. It launches hedge funds and provides retirement plans to its clients through its subsidiaries. The firm invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe through its subsidiaries. Franklin Resources, Inc was founded in 1947 and is based in San Mateo, California with additional offices in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida, Hong Kong, China, Melbourne, Australia, Sydney, Australia, Nassau, Bahamas, New York City, Paris, France, Rancho Cordova, California, and Toronto, Ontario.
- [By Jayson Derrick]
Analysts at Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded Franklin Resources (NYSE: BEN) to Market Perform from Outperform with a price target lowered to $61 from a previous $63. Shares lost 2.11 percent, closing at $53.44.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
In the following video, Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool’s director of investment planning, goes through a few situations where an IRA rollover might not be ideal. Dan notes that Franklin Templeton (NYSE: BEN ) , AllianceBernstein (NYSE: AB ) , Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS ) , and other companies often offer cheaper class of mutual funds that would otherwise carry sales loads or higher fees outside a 401(k). Dan also talks about company stock and the special rules for 401(k)s that own it, as well as the importance of looking at overall fees to decide if your 401(k) is the best place to invest or whether an IRA rollover will help you more.