Barring any major disruption, the speed at which China is growing in terms of total GDP will enable it to catch up to the U.S. by 2020. China will then go on to surpass America.
During the 1978-2011 period China’s high average rate of growth–about 10% annually–was the result of Deng Xiaoping’s 1978 trip to Singapore and his subsequent decision to implement economic reforms and open the economy to international investment. During that same period the U.S. economy’s annual growth rate was 2% to 3%.
Despite the financial debt crisis in Europe and the turmoil in U.S. markets over the past few years, China’s economy has continued to register strong growth. According to the World Bank, China’s $8.22 trillion economy is now the second largest in the world, compared with the $15.68 trillion U.S. economy. China is the world’s largest exporter and its second-largest importer. The recent global economic crisis has allowed China to close its economic gap with the world’s top developed nations.
Top Cheapest Stocks To Buy Right Now: WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend Fund (DFE)
WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend Fund is a non-diversified fund. It seeks investment results that closely correspond to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend Index.
The WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend Index is a fundamentally weighted index that measures the performance of the small-capitalization segment of the European dividend-paying market. The Index is comprised of the companies that compose the bottom 25% of the market capitalization of the WisdomTree Europe Dividend Index.
- [By Matthew McCall]
The European equity rebound continues and within the region the small cap stocks have been quietly performing very well. The WisdomTree Europe Small Cap Dividend ETF (NYSE: DFE) focuses on small cap stocks that pay high dividends.
Top Cheapest Stocks To Buy Right Now: RingCentral Inc (RNG)
RingCentral, Inc., incorporated on February 9, 1999, is a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for business communications. RingCentral Office, the Company’s flagship service, is a multi-user, enterprise-grade communications solution that enables its customers and their employees to communicate through voice, text and fax, on multiple devices, including Smartphone’s, tablets, personal computers (PCs) and desk phones. The Company also offer RingCentral Professional, primarily an inbound call routing service with additional text and fax capabilities targeting smaller deployments, and RingCentral Fax, an Internet fax service that permits sending and receiving faxes over the Internet.
The Company’s solutions have been developed with a mobile-centric approach and can be configured, managed and used from a Smartphone or tablet. The Company’s solutions generally use existing broadband connections. The Company’s cloud-based business communicati ons solutions provide a single user identity across multiple locations and devices, including smartphone, tablets, PCs and desk phones, and allow for communication across multiple channels, including voice, text and fax. The Company primarily generate revenues by selling subscriptions for our cloud-based services.
The Company competes with Alcatel-Lucent, S.A., Avaya Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Mitel Networks Corporation, ShoreTel, Inc., Siemens Enterprise Networks, LLC, Microsoft Corporation, Broadsoft, Inc., AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., Comcast Corporation, j2 Global, Inc., 8×8, Inc., Google Inc., Yahoo! Inc. and Amazon.com.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Stocks on the Move: J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is down 13.9% at $8.97 after a secondary stock offering that might have been designed to drive out short sellers. Violin Memory Inc. (NASDAQ: VMEM) is down 21% at $7.11 on a lousy IPO day. RingCentral Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is up 39.5% at $18.14 on a good IPO day.
Top Cheapest Stocks To Buy Right Now: IMS Health Holdings Inc (IMS)
IMS Health Holdings, Inc., incorporated on October 23, 2009, is a global information and technology services company providing clients in the healthcare industry with comprehensive solutions to measure and improve their performance. It has collections of healthcare information in the world, spanning sales, prescription and promotional data, medical claims, electronic medical records and social media. Its scaled and data set, containing over 10 petabytes of data, includes over 85% of the world’s prescriptions by sales revenue and approximately 400 million comprehensive, longitudinal, anonymous patient records. It serves healthcare organizations and decision makers around the world, spanning the breadth of life science companies, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer health and medical device manufacturers, as well as distributors, providers, payers, government agencies, policymakers, researchers and the financial community.
The Company uses health care-specific global information technology (IT) infrastructure to process data from over 45 billion healthcare transactions annually and to collect data from over 780,000 fragmented feeds globally, which it organize in a structured fashion using methodologies. Its intelligent cloud, IMS One opens its global IT infrastructure to its clients and provides the ability to perform business analytics in the cloud with large amounts of complex data. Its principal offerings include National information offerings; Sub-national information offerings; Commercial services; Real-World Evidence (RWE) solutions; Commercial technology solutions, and Clinical solutions.
The Company’s national offerings includes services in more than 70 countries that provide consistent country level performance metrics related to sales of pharmaceutical products, prescribing trends, medical treatment and promotional activity across multiple channels including retail, hospital and mail order. I ts sub-national offerings includes services in more than 50 ! countries that provide a consistent measurement of sales or prescribing activity at the regional, zip code and individual prescriber level. The Company provides a set of strategic, analytic and support services to help the commercial operations of life sciences companies transform their commercial models. It integrate information from medical claims, prescriptions, electronic medical records, biomarkers and government statistics into anonymous, longitudinal patient journeys that provide detailed views of treatment patterns, disease progression, therapeutic switching and concomitant diseases and treatments.
The Company provides a range of hosted and cloud-based applications and associated implementation services. The applications, hosted on IMS One, support a range of commercial processes including multi-channel marketing, customer relationship management (CRM), performance management, incentive compensation, territory alignment, roster management and call plann ing. It helps life sciences companies design and execute clinical trials, and for payers and providers, it enables risk-sharing, pay-for-performance and population health management.
- [By MONEYMORNING.COM]
Now then, as much as we like several companies in this space, we think investors would do well to take a close look at IMS Health Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IMS).
- [By Jayson Derrick]
After pricing its IPO at $20, shares of IMS Health (NYSE: IMS) began trading for the first time at $22.18, traded as high as $23.69 before closing the day at $23.00, up 15.00 percent.
- [By Jake L’Ecuyer]
IMS Health Holdings (NYSE: IMS) shares were also up, gaining 17.40 percent to $23.45 in their debut on the NYSE.
Equities Trading DOWN
Shares of Halozyme Therapeutics (NASDAQ: HALO) were down 25.40 percent to $8.65 after the company announced the temporary halt of Phase 2 trial enrollment.
Top Cheapest Stocks To Buy Right Now: KCG Holdings Inc (KCG)
KCG Holdings, Inc., incorporated on December 26, 2012, is an independent securities firm. The Company offers investors a range of services designed to address trading needs across asset classes, product types and time zones. It has three operating segments: Market Making, Global Execution Services, and Corporate and Other. On July 1, 2013, the Company announced the completion of the merger whereby Knight Capital Group, Inc. (Knight) and GETCO Holding Company, LLC (GETCO) were combined as part of KCG Holdings, Inc., a new holding company.
The Company’s Market Making segment principally consists of market making in global equities and listed domestic options. As a market maker, the Company commits capital for trade executions by offering to buy securities from, or sell securities to, institutions and broker-dealers. The Market Making segment primarily includes client, and to a lesser extent, non-client market making activities in whi ch the Company operates as a market maker in equity securities quoted and traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market; the over-the-counter (OTC) market for New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NYSE Amex Equities (NYSE Amex), NYSE Arca listed securities, and several European exchanges. As a complement to electronic market making, the Company’s cash trading business handles specialized orders and also transacts on the OTC Bulletin Board, marketplaces operated by the OTC Markets Group Inc. and the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange. The segment also provides trade executions as an equities Designated Market Maker (DMM) on the NYSE and NYSE Amex. The Market Making segment also includes the Company’s option market making business which trades on all domestic electronic exchanges.
Global Execution Services
The Company’s Global Execution Services segment offers access through its electronic agency-based platforms to markets and self-d irected trading in equities, options, fixed income, foreign ! exchange and futures. The Global Execution Services segment generally does not act as a principal to transactions that are executed within this segment however, it will commit capital on behalf of clients, as needed, and generally earns commissions for acting as agent between the principals to the trade. Global Execution Services includes equity sales and trading (including exchange traded funds (ETFs)), reverse mortgage origination and securitization and asset management. This segment also facilitates client orders through program, block, and riskless principal trades and provides capital markets services, including equity offerings, as well as private placements. The Global Execution Services segment also includes the futures commission merchant (FCM) business, which consists of certain assets and liabilities that the Company acquired or assumed from the futures division of Penson Financial Services, Inc.
Corporate and Other
The Corporate and Oth er segment invests in strategic financial services-oriented opportunities, allocates, deploys and monitors all capital, and maintains corporate overhead expenses and all other income and expenses that are not attributable to the other segments. The Corporate and Other segment houses functions that support the Company’s other segments, such as self-clearing services, including stock lending activities.
The Company competes with BGC Partners (BGCP), Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), CME (CME), GFI Group Inc. (GFIG), ICE (ICE), ITG (ITG), Forex Capital Markets (FXCM), MarketAxess (MKTX), National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ), and NYSE.
- [By Sam Mamudi]
Knight, which in July joined with Getco LLC to form KCG Holdings Inc. (KCG) after losing more than $460 million because of the error, agreed to settle charges stemming from mistakes made on Aug. 1, 2012, according to a statement today from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The regulator said Knight violated the SEC’s market access rule, instituted in 2010 to prevent these kinds of trading missteps.
Top Cheapest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Equity One Inc. (EQY)
Equity One, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, management, acquisition, renovation, and development of neighborhood and community shopping centers in the United States. Its shopping centers are anchored by supermarkets, drug stores, or discount retail store chains. As of December 31, 2006, the company?s property portfolio consisted of 179 properties, including 166 shopping centers, 6 development parcels, and 7 non-retail properties. As a REIT, Equity One would not be subject to federal tax to the extent that it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in North Miami Beach, Florida with an additional office in Israel.
- [By Dividend King]
Equity One Inc. (EQY): Equity One Inc. is trading just under its 52-week high of $20.27. The stock issues an annual dividend of $0.88, has a yield of 4.40% and a payout ratio of 142%.
Top Cheapest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Legacy Reserves LP(LGCY)
Legacy Reserves LP, an independent oil and natural gas limited partnership, engages in the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties primarily located in the Permian Basin, Mid-Continent, and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. As of December 31, 2010, it owned interests in producing oil and natural gas properties in 370 fields in the Permian Basin, Texas Panhandle, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and several other states; operated 2,132 gross productive wells; and owned non-operated interests in 3,227 gross productive wells, as well as had proved reserves of approximately 52.8 million barrels of crude oil equivalent. Legacy Reserves GP, LLC operates as the general partner of the partnership. Legacy Reserves LP was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.
- [By Robert Rapier]
VNR is one of 14 companies/partnerships that are categorized as exploration and production, or “upstream.” Other notable entries in this category include BreitBurn Energy Partners (Nasdaq: BBEP), Linn Energy (Nasdaq: LINE), Memorial Production Partners (Nasdaq: MEMP), QR Energy (NYSE: QRE), Legacy Reserves (Nasdaq: LGCY), EV Energy Partners (Nasdaq: EVEP), and Mid-Con Energy Partners (Nasdaq: MCEP).
- [By Robert Rapier]
Among the non-variable MLPs, the upstream MLPs had the worst performance of any subsector in 2013. The upstream group was up about 10 percent as a whole, while the Alerian MLP Index returned 28 percent. Legacy Reserves (Nasdaq: LGCY) actually returned about 14 percent for the year, well above the upstream average. But most of that gain took place in the first quarter of 2013, and then for the rest of the year units traded in a pretty tight range.
- [By Eric Volkman]
Legacy Reserves (NASDAQ: LGCY ) has drawn more money out of the ground for its investors. The company will distribute $0.575 per share of its common stock on May 15 to holders of its common units as of May 2. This amount represents an increase of $0.005 per unit, or 3.6%, over the company’s previous payout of $0.570. Before that, Legacy Reserves paid $0.565 per share.
Top Cheapest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Regal Entertainment Group(RGC)
Regal Entertainment Group, through its subsidiaries, operates a theatre circuit in the United States. The company develops, acquires, and operates multi-screen theatres primarily in mid-sized metropolitan markets and suburban growth areas of larger metropolitan markets under the Regal Cinemas, United Artists, and Edwards brand names. As of February 13, 2012, it operated 6,614 screens in 527 theatres in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Regal Entertainment Group was founded in 2002 and is based in Knoxville, Tennessee.
- [By Brian Nichols]
Thanks to visionaries like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Reed Hastings, and Larry Page, the way we view, interact, and process data has changed and this includes all of the major industries within technology and entertainment. Today, it’s a mobile world, yet the one industry that remains unchanged is very much the movie industry. According to DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA ) CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, this could spell trouble, especially for the likes of Carmike Cinemas (NASDAQ: CKEC ) , Regal Entertainment (NYSE: RGC ) , and AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE: AMC ) .
- [By Marc Bastow]
Theatre exhibitions and movie house operator Regal Entertainment (RGC) raised its quarterly dividend 4.7% to 22 cents per share, payable March 14 to shareholders of record as of March 4. At more than 4.60%, RGC is the highest dividend yielder of this week’s dividend stocks.
RGC Dividend Yield: 4.62%
- [By Sue Chang]
Regal Entertainment Corp. (RGC) : The stock of the theater chain company is up 39% year to date.
- [By Rich Smith]
Alamy Barely a year has passed since Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group completed its $2.6 billion purchase of U.S.-based movie theater chain AMC Entertainment. In one fell swoop, that deal made it the world’s biggest cinema operator — with 432 theaters. Now, 15 months later, Wanda is ready to turn around and IPO AMC on the U.S. stock market — and great news! They want to let you in on the deal. From Stubs-Member to Stockholder AMC operates a customer loyalty program that it calls “Stubs.” Participants in this program pay a $12 annual membership fee. In return, they get benefits such as: $10 in movie theater credit for every $100 they spend at the theaters free upgrades on concessions in the lobby and a waiver of fees for buying tickets online. The prospect of “making your money back” after seeing just two films a year probably makes the program worthwhile all on its own. But this week, AMC added another bonus to the fringe benefits of its Stubs program: Loyal customers now get a chance to buy shares of AMC’s stock on the cheap. Technically, AMC says the stock program is for its “employees,” but as CEO Gerry Lopez explained : “We’re offering this exclusive employee benefit to our AMC Stubs members to express our sincere gratitude for your loyalty.” The Details According to the pitch, anyone who’s a member of Stubs will be allowed to buy as little as $100 to as much as $2,500 worth of AMC shares at the IPO price, commission-free, by using the free online broker Loyal3. AMC currently plans to price the shares between $18 and $20. This could prove to be a very valuable fringe benefit, as it will give Stubs members a rare opportunity to “get in” on an IPO at the offer price, and to profit from any immediate jump in AMC’s share price in the first minutes and hours after the stock begins trading. But there are caveats. First and foremost, there’s absolutely no guarantee that AMC shares will go up in price at all, much less skyrocket. Indeed, a 2011 stu
Top Cheapest Stocks To Buy Right Now: HSN Inc. (HSNI)
HSN, Inc., an interactive multi-channel retailer, provides retail experiences through various platforms, including television, online, mobile, catalogs, and retail and outlet stores. It markets and sells a range of third party and private label merchandise primarily in the United States. The companys HSN segment offers jewelry, apparel and accessories, beauty and wellness products, housewares, home fashions, electronics, culinary, and fitness and other products directly to consumers through television home shopping programming broadcast on the HSN television networks, HSN.com Website, its mobile applications, and outlet stores. Its Cornerstone segment provides home furnishings, including indoor/outdoor furniture, window treatments, and other home related goods under the Frontgate, Ballard Designs, Grandin Road, and Improvements brands; and apparel and accessories under the Garnet Hill, TravelSmith, and Chasing Fireflies names through various branded catalogs and related Web sites. As of February 21, 2013, this segment distributed approximately 300 million catalogs; and operated 8 separate digital sale sites, and 11 retail and outlet stores. HSN, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.
- [By Lawrence Meyers]
Diller then spins off some of these entities into public companies, as he did with Home Shopping Network (HSNI) and timeshare company Interval Leisure Group (IILG). The company’s 52 week high was $80.64, it trades right now at $66. I’d love to make this one of my stocks to buy in the below the $50 mark, but IACI would be a bargain under $55.
Top Cheapest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc.(SPB)
Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a consumer products company worldwide. It offers consumer batteries, including alkaline and zinc carbon batteries, rechargeable batteries and chargers, and hearing aid batteries and other specialty batteries; pet supplies, such as aquatic equipment and supplies, dog and cat treats, small animal foods, clean up and training aids, health and grooming products, and beddings; and home and garden control products comprising household insect controls, insect repellents, and herbicides. The company also provides electric shaving and grooming devices; small appliances, including small kitchen appliances and home product appliances; electric personal care and styling devices; and portable lighting. Its sells its products through various trade channels, including retailers, wholesalers and distributors, hearing aid professionals, industrial distributors, and original equipment manufacturers primarily under t he Rayovac, Remington, Varta, George Foreman, Black & Decker, Toastmaster, Farberware, Tetra, Marineland, Nature?s Miracle, Dingo, 8-in-1, Littermaid, Spectracide, Cutter, Repel, Hot Shot, Black Flag, and TAT brands. The company was headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. As of January 7, 2011, Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Harbinger Group Inc.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Shares of Energizer have jumped 15% to $112.37 at 10:24 a.m. today, while Spectrum Brands (SPB) has risen 1.4% to $76.88 and Kimberly Clark (KMB) has gained 1% to $112.14.
- [By Marc Bastow]
Consumer products manufacturer Spectrum Brands (SPB) raised its quarterly dividend 20% to 30 cents per share, payable on Mar. 18 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 19.
SPB Dividend Yield: 1.58%
Top Cheapest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Stock Building Supply Holdings Inc (STCK)
Stock Building Supply Holdings, Inc., incorporated on April 16, 2009, is a diversified lumber and building materials (LBM) distributor and solutions provider that sells to new construction and repair and remodel contractors. The Company’s primary products are lumber & lumber sheet goods, millwork, doors, flooring, windows, structural components, such as engineered wood products (EWP), trusses, wall panels and other exterior products. The Company serves a customer base, including large-scale production homebuilders, custom homebuilders and repair and remodeling contractors. In addition, the Company provides solution-based services to its customers, including design, product specification and installation management services. The Company’s primary operating regions include the South and West regions of the United States.
The Company provides a balanced mix of products and services to the United States production and custom homebuilders and repair and remode l, multi-family and commercial contractors. The Company offer over 39,000 products sourced through its strategic network of suppliers, which together with its various solution-based services; represent approximately 50% of the construction cost of a new home.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Stock Building Supply Holdings (NASDAQ: STCK) dipped 1.53% to $19.95 in the pre-market session after the company prices 5.6 million shares at $19.50 per share by selling shareholders.