Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2014

With shares of JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) trading around $51, is JPM 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

JPMorgan Chase is a financial holding company that provides various financial services worldwide. The company is engaged in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. Financial services companies like JPMorgan Chase are essential for well-functioning economies around the world.

JPMorgan Chase is still struggling to reach a settlement with various regulators over various dubious practices as JPMorgan Chase doesn’t want to admit wrongdoing. An admission of guilt could open up the bank to the possibility of other lawsuits. In addition, Reuters has reported that JPMorgan Chase could get away with not paying regarding losses at the former Washington Mutual Inc. JPMorgan is in a dispute with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. over whether it’s responsible for losses from Washington Mutual, which the bank purchased during the financial crisis. If it gets off as not being liable, it could significantly reduce JPMorgan’s expected $11 billion fine.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2014: China Jo-Jo Drugstores Inc.(CJJD)

China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc. owns and operates a retail pharmacy chain in the People?s Republic of China. Its stores sell various medicinal products, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, nutritional supplements, traditional Chinese medicine products, personal care products, family care products, and medical devices, as well as convenience products including consumable, seasonal, and promotional items. The company also has licensed doctors, who provide consultation, examination, and treatment of common ailments. In addition, its stores include medical clinics that offer urgent care, traditional Chinese medicines, and minor outpatient surgical treatments. The company operates a chain of approximately 55 drugstores under the Jiuzhou Grand Pharmacy Quannuo Grand Pharmacy, and Lydia Grand Pharmacy brand names. The company is headquartered in Hangzhou, the People?s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

     

     

    Another under-$10 drug retailer that’s starting to move within range of triggering a big breakout trade is China Jo-Jo Drugstores (CJJD), which operates as a retailer and distributor of pharmaceutical and other health care products in the People’s Republic of China. This stock has been on fire for the last three months, with shares ripping higher by 46%.

    If you take a look at the chart for China Jo-Jo Drugstores you’ll notice that this stock has been uptrending strong over the last month and change, with shares moving higher from its low of 65 cents per share to its recent high of $1.18 a share. During that uptrend, shares of CJJD have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of CJJD within range of triggering a big breakout trade above some near-term and past overhead resistance levels.

    Market players should now look for long-biased trades in CJJD if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance at $1.18 a share and then once it clears some past overhead resistance levels at $1.21 to $1.32 a share high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 99,122 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then CJJD will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $1.70 to its 52-week high at $1.99 a share.

    Traders can look to buy CJJD off weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits just below its 50-day moving average of 98 cents per share. One can also buy CJJD off strength once it starts to clear those breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2014: PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund (MUNI)

PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund, formerly, PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond ETF (the Fund), seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its assets in a diversified portfolio of debt securities whose interest is, in the opinion of bond counsel for the issuer at the time of issuance, exempt from federal income tax (Municipal Bonds). Municipal Bonds are issued by or on behalf of states and local governments and their agencies, authorities and other instrumentalities The Fund may only invest in the United States dollar-denominated investment grade debt securities, rated Baa or higher by Moody’s, or equivalently rated by S&P or Fitch. It may invest 25% or more of its total assets in Municipal Bonds that finance similar projects, such as those relating to education, health care, housing, transportation and utilities. The Fund’s investment advisor is Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (PIMCO). Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Mary Anne & Pamela Aden]

    The ones we like best and recommend buying are the iShares 20+ year Treasury Bond (TLT), the iShares 10-20 year Treasury Bond (TLH), Proshares Ultra 20+ year Treasury (UBT) and Pimco Intermediate Muni Bond strategy ETF (MUNI).

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2014: Cardinal Health Inc. (CAH)

Cardinal Health, Inc. operates as a healthcare solutions company that provides health care products and services. The company operates in two segments, Pharmaceutical and Medical. The Pharmaceutical segment distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical, over-the-counter healthcare, specialty pharmaceutical, and consumer products to retail customers, hospitals, and alternate care providers in the United States and Puerto Rico. This segment also operates nuclear pharmacies and cyclotron facilities that prepare and deliver radiopharmaceuticals for use in nuclear imaging and other procedures in hospitals and clinics; offers third-party logistics support services; franchises retail pharmacies under the Medicine Shoppe and Medicap brands; and provides pharmacy and pharmaceutical repackaging services, as well as other services comprising distribution, inventory management, data/reporting, new product launch support, and contract and chargeback administration. The Medical segment distributes a range of medical, surgical, and laboratory products to hospitals, surgery centers, laboratories, physician offices, and other healthcare providers. This segment also develops, manufactures, and sources medical and surgical products, including sterile and non-sterile procedure kits; single-use surgical drapes, gowns, and apparel; exam and surgical gloves; and fluid suction and collection systems. Its medical and surgical products are sold directly or through third-party distributors in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, and the Asia/Pacific region. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dividends4Life]

    Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

    Company Description: Cardinal Health Inc. is one of the leading wholesale distributors of pharmaceuticals, medical/surgical supplies and related products to a broad range of health care customers.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Cardinal Health (CAH) has gained 4.1% to $57.96 after it beat earnings forecasts and raised it 2014 guidance. It also said it would buy back more shares.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2014: UGI Corporation (UGI)

UGI Corporation distributes, stores, transports, and markets energy products and related services in the United States and internationally. It distributes propane to approximately 2.3 million residential, commercial/industrial, motor fuel, agricultural, and wholesale customers in 50 states through 2,100 propane distribution locations; and sells, installs, and services propane appliances, including heating systems. The company also distributes liquid petroleum gas (LPG) to residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, and automobile fuel customers for space and water heating, cooking, process heat, forklifts, transportation, construction work, manufacturing, crop drying, power generation, and irrigation; and provides logistic and storage services to third-party LPG distributors. In addition, it distributes natural gas to approximately 600,000 customers primarily in the portions of 46 eastern and central Pennsylvania counties through its distribution system of 12,000 mi les of gas mains; and supplies electricity to approximately 60,000 customers in northeastern Pennsylvania through 2,100 miles of transmission and distribution lines, and 13 transmission substations. Further, the company is involved in the retail sale of natural gas, liquid fuels, and electricity to approximately 18,000 commercial and industrial customers at approximately 43,000 locations. Additionally, it operates electric generation facilities, which include solar and landfill gas facilities; a natural gas liquefaction, storage, and vaporization facility; propane storage and propane-air mixing stations; and rail transshipment terminals. The company also manages natural gas pipeline and storage contracts; and develops, owns, and operates pipelines, gathering infrastructure, and gas storage facilities. In addition, it provides heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and electrical contracting services. The company was founded in 1882 and is based in King of Pr u ssia, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Laura Brodbeck]

    Monday

    Earnings Releases Expected: UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI), Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), First Bancorp. (NYSE: FBP) Economic Releases Expected:  Indian services PMI, Spanish services PMI, Italian services PMI, German services PMI, eurozone services PMI, British services PMI, German CPI, US ISM non-manufacturing PMI

    Tuesday

  • [By Laura Brodbeck]

    Monday

    Earnings Releases Expected: Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI), Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM Economic Releases Expected: Hong Kong unemployment rate, eurozone current account, Spanish current account

    Tuesday

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2014: Donaldson Company Inc (DCI)

Donaldson Company, Inc. (Donaldson) is a worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and replacement parts. The Company’s product mix includes air and liquid filtration systems and exhaust and emission control products. The Company operates in two segments: Engine Products and Industrial Products. Products in the Engine Products segment consist of air filtration systems, exhaust and emissions systems, liquid filtration systems, and replacement filters. Products in the Industrial Products segment consist of dust, fume, and mist collectors, compressed air purification systems, air filtration systems for gas turbines, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) membrane-based products, and specialized air filtration systems for applications including computer hard disk drives. Effective January 14, 2014, Donaldson Co Inc acquired bankrupt Entreprise Dubourg Pere et Fils Sarl.

Donaldson’s products are manufactured at 40 plants around the world and through three joint ventu res. The Engine Products segment sells to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the construction, mining, agriculture, aerospace, defense, and truck markets and to OEM dealer networks, independent distributors, private label accounts, and large equipment fleets. The Industrial Products segment sells to various industrial end-users, OEMs of gas-fired turbines and OEMs and end-users requiring clean air.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By James Miller Phd]

    As we can see, the firm has a higher ROE than it peers: Sharps Compliance, Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (CWST), Donaldson Company, Inc. (DCI) and GSE Holding Inc. (GSEH).

  • [By Marc Bastow]

    Filtration parts and systems manufacturer Donaldson (DCI) raised its quarterly dividend 8% to 14 cents per share, payable on Dec. 20th to shareholders of record as of Dec. 9.
    DCI Dividend Yield: 1.33%

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Friday
    The market is typically quiet on Friday, but that’s certainly not the case during earnings season. Donaldson (NYSE: DCI  ) checks in with its latest quarterly results on Friday morning.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Filtration systems specialist Donaldson  (NYSE: DCI  )  announced yesterday its second-quarter dividend of $0.13 per share, a 30% increase from the $0.10 per share payout it made last quarter.