Top 5 Supermarket Stocks To Invest In 2015

By just about any measure, billionaire investor Carl Icahn had a great year in 2013. The stock of Icahn Enterprises returned 158% last year as investors embraced Icahn’s publicly-traded investment vehicle, which not so long ago traded at a discount to its net asset value. With activist investing all the rage, the resurgence of Icahn in 2013 stretched from CNBC to the covers of Forbes and Time magazines, which called Icahn America’s most important investor.

But behind all his proxy fights, television outbursts and tweets, is Icahn’s ability to trade financial markets. Now in his late 70s, Icahn is on an amazing run. In 2013, Icahn’s investment fund returned 31%, according to a recent financial presentation put out by Icahn Enterprises. That’s just about in line with what the U.S. stock market performed last year, which is pretty impressive given that Icahn has said that his portfolio was hugely hedged last year. The vast majority of hedge fund managers were trounced by Icahn and the U.S. stock market last year and their defenders have loudly argued that recent hedge fund underperformance has been a product of prudent and, at times, contractually required hedging of portfolios during a raging bull market.

Top 5 Supermarket Stocks To Invest In 2015: Nortel Inversora SA ADR(NTL)

Nortel Inversora S.A., through its subsidiary, Telecom Argentina S.A., provides telecommunication services in Argentina and Paraguay. It offers voice, data, and Internet services that include local area, national long-distance, and international communications; supplementary services comprising call waiting, itemized invoicing, and voicemail; interconnection with other operators; data transmission consisting of private networks, point-to-point traffic, radio, and TV signal transmission; outsourcing of IT solutions; and Internet services. The company also provides wireless services, including high-speed wireless, videoconferencing, full track download, multimedia messaging, online streaming, corporate mailing, and BlackBerry solutions over various networks; and involves in the sale of wireless communication devices, such as cellular phones, 3G modems, 3G hotspots, wireless Internet, and netbooks. Nortel Inversora S.A. was founded in 1990 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argent ina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Nortel Inversora (NYSE: NTL  ) , whose recent revenue and earnings are plotted below.

  • [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 Nortel Inversora (NYSE: NTL  ) , whose recent revenue and earnings are plotted below.

Top 5 Supermarket Stocks To Invest In 2015: Emerald Oil Inc (EOX)

Emerald Oil, Inc. (Emerald) incorporated on May 31, 2011, is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company focuses on developing oil wells in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana primarily targeting the Bakken and three forks shale oil formations. Emerald controls approximately 35,000 net acres in the Williston Basin. In February 2014, Emerald Oil Inc acquired core Bakken and Three Forks producing properties and undeveloped leasehold in McKenzie and Williams Counties, North Dakota.

Emerald holds positions in the Rocky Mountain oil and natural gas plays. It has approximately 14,500 net acres in the Sand Wash Basin in northwest Colorado prospective for oil in the Niobrara formation. It has approximately 33,500 net acres in central Montana prospective for oil in the Heath formation. The Company also has approximately 72,800 net acres in the Tiger Ridge Field located in Blaine, Hill, and Chouteau Counties, Montana, prospective for natural gas, and another approximate 1,700 net acres in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin in Weld County, Colorado, prospective for oil in the Niobrara formation.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Emerald Oil (NYSE: EOX) is projected to post a Q4 loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $18.04 million.

    Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) is estimated to post its Q4 earnings at $0.00 per share on revenue of $26.83 million.

  • [By Bret Jensen]

    Emerald Oil (EOX) is a small (~$330mm) capitalization Bakken producer that I think has significant upside. It has fast growing production with sales tracking to better than a 70% gain this fiscal year and analysts’ consensus for FY2014 have revenue more than doubling. A beneficial owner obviously finds the shares attractive as the entity took more than a $16mm stake in the firm in late May.

Top 5 Supermarket Stocks To Invest In 2015: Elisa Oyj (ELI1V)

Elisa Oyj is a Finland-based Company engaged in the provision of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services in Finland and Estonia. The Company operates within two business segments: Consumer Customers and Corporate Customers. The Consumer Customers segment provides consumers and households with telecommunications services, such as voice and data services. The Corporate Customers segment provides to the corporate and community customers voice and data services, ICT solutions and contact center services. All the services are provided under the Elisa and Saunalahti brands. The Company’s global alliance partners are Vodafone and Telenor. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, including Appelsiini Finland Oy, Arediv Oy, Ecosite Oy and Elisa Eesti As, among others. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Ewing]

    A sale would provide the shareholders with cash, while potentially strengthening DNA against larger rivals Elisa Oyj (ELI1V) and TeliaSonera AB. (TLSN) The IPO could be the biggest in Finland, home of Nokia Oyj (NOK1V) and “Angry Birds” maker Rovio Entertainment Oy, since 2005.

Top 5 Supermarket Stocks To Invest In 2015: Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA Usiminas (USIM3)

Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA Usiminas, formerly COSIPA – Companhia Siderurgica Paulista, is a Brazil-based company engaged in the steel industry. The Company is principally involved in the production and sale of flat rolled steel. The Company and its subsidiaries operate throughout the steel production process. The Company divides its business into four segments: Mining; Solutions Usiminas and Automotive Usiminas, both units are related to steel processing and unit of capital goods and services through Usiminas Mechanics. The Company provides its products to various industrial sectors, such as automotive, marine, oil and gas, construction, machinery and equipment, among others. The Company offers its services both in Brazil and abroad. On December 20, 2013, the Company concluded transfer of the total stake in the share capital of Automotiva Usiminas SA to Aethra Sistemas Automotivos SA. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ney Hayashi]

    The Ibovespa rebounded from its biggest two-day drop since July 2012 as Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA (USIM3) led steelmakers higher, following a rally in commodity prices.

Top 5 Supermarket Stocks To Invest In 2015: 3D Systems Corp. (DDD)

3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and servicing of 3D printers and related products, print materials, and services. The company’s principle print engines comprise stereolithography, selective laser sintering, multi-jet modeling, film transfer imaging, selective laser melting, and plastic jet printers. Its 3D printers convert data input from computer-aided design software or 3D scanning and sculpting devices to produce physical objects from engineered plastic, metal, and composite print materials. The company also blends, markets, sells, and distributes various consumables, engineered plastics, metal materials, and composites; and offers various software tools, as well as pre-sale and post-sale services, including applications development, installation, warranty, and maintenance. In addition, it provides custom parts services, such as precision plastic and metal parts service and assembly capabilit ies. The company markets its stereolithography materials under the Accura and RenShape; laser sintering materials under the DuraForm, CastForm, and LaserForm; and materials for professional printers under the VisiJet brands. It primarily serves manufacturers of automotive, aerospace, computer, electronic, defense, education, consumer, energy and healthcare products, as well as original equipment manufacturers, government agencies, universities, and independent service bureaus. The company sells its products and services through its direct sales organization, sales agents, resellers, and distributors primarily in the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. 3D Systems Corporation was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By FinanceGuru]

    Shares of almost all 3D printing companies have appreciated considerably this year. Even though analysts are expecting 3D printing to be worth more than $5 billion by 2018, I don’t think investing in 3D printing companies, mainly 3D Systems (DDD), is a good idea. Investors have bid up 3D Systems in the hope that its technology will revolutionize the industrial manufacturing process and it will also have a massive presence in the consumer segment. However, I don’t think that 3D Systems will be able to fulfill these expectations any time soon, and it may take many years to justify its valuation. Therefore, in my view, investors who want to see good returns in the long run should invest their money in Organovo (ONVO) rather than 3D Systems. Let’s take a look why.

  • [By Sue Chang]

    3D printing stocks could be in play Thursday after ExOne Co. (XONE)   late Wednesday reported a wider-than-forecast first-quarter loss. Shares fell 12% after hours. 3D Systems Corp. (DDD)  was down 0.6% on light volume.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    On Wednesday, ExOne (NASDAQ: XONE  ) will release its quarterly report, and shareholders are nervous about whether the 3-D printing specialist will be able to reverse the huge drop in its share price recently. Even as peers 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD  ) and Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS  ) face similar challenges in sustaining their growth in the highly promising industry, ExOne has to figure out whether its strategy to go after enterprise customers will give it a competitive advantage over its rivals.