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The traditional 60/40 portfolio investment strategy may now be obsolete. According to BMO analyst Lowell Yura, the strategy of a balanced portfolio of 60 percent equities and 40 percent bonds will likely dramatically underperform its historical gains in coming years.
Top Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: American Tower Corporation (REIT)(AMT)
American Tower Corporation is a real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in leasing of space on multi-tenant communications sites to wireless service providers, radio and television broadcast companies, wireless data and data providers, government agencies and municipalities and tenants in a number of other industries. American Tower Corporation was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
- [By Michael Flannelly]
Before the bell on Monday, analysts at Nomura Securities upgraded telecommunication tower site operator American Tower Corp (AMT) due to an industry wide upgrade of telecom tower operators, including the non-dividend paying companies SAB Comm (SBAC) and Crown Castle (CCI).
The analysts upgraded AMT from “Neutral” to “Buy” and now see shares reaching $90, up from the previous price target of $85. This new price target suggests a 22% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $73.71.
“Tower industry revenue grew over 20% in 1H13, helped by strong carrier network spending and tower acquisitions,” Nomura analyst Adam Ilkowitz noted. “On an organic basis, we believe site rental revenue growth of ~11% for the tower operators is a sign of the health of the U.S. wireless industry and elevated capital spending. After 30% portfolio growth in 2012 across the three tower operators, profitability is recovering from diluted levels. Despite a still-tepid global economy, carriers are investing in their networks to respond to consumer demands and traffic growth. With our positive outlook and upwardly revised estimates, we are increasing our target prices for AMT and SBAC both from $85 to $90 and raising AMT to a Buy. We are raising our 2014 AFFO estimates for all three operators given strong activity levels and announced acquisitions.”
Furthermore, the analysts at Nomura lowered AMT’s fiscal 2013 adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) estimates from $3.69 to $3.65, but raised its fiscal 2014 AFFO estimates from $4.25 to $4.50.
American Tower Corp shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is up 22.83% year-to-date.
- [By Matthew Smith]
The two names which come to mind as potential buyers are American Tower (AMT) and Crown Castle International (CCI) as the assets would be natural for them to purchase. It would be a large transaction though which would be about 1/6th the current market cap of American Tower and 1/4th the size of Crown Castle’s market cap. Another possible buyer could be a hedge fund, and although there are few names out there specializing in this industry, at the end of the day it is a real estate game and all about the leverage and cash flows. Readers should watch this story because if AT&T does in fact sell its towers, it might be set to make a move on the chess board.
Top Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: China Automotive Systems, Inc.(CAAS)
China Automotive Systems, Inc., (China Automotive), incorporated on June 23, 1999, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary, Great Genesis Holdings Limited (Genesis), owns interests in over eight Sino-joint ventures and over five subsidiaries in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), which manufacture power steering systems and/or related products for various segments of the automobile industry. Genesis also owns interests in a Brazil-based trading company, which engages mainly in the import and sales of automotive parts in Brazil. Henglong USA Corporation (HLUSA), which is a subsidiary of the Company, engages in marketing of automotive parts in North America, and provides after sales service and research and development support. The Company’s geographical segments include the United States, China and other foreign countries.
The Company’s subsidiary, Shenyang Jinbei Henglong Automotive Steering System Co., Ltd., focuses on power steering parts for light duty vehicles; Jingzhou Henglong Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. engages in the production of rack and pinion power steering gears for cars and light-duty vehicles; Shashi Jiulong Power Steering Gears Co., Ltd. mainly engages in the production of integral power steering gears for heavy-duty vehicles; Universal Sensor Application Inc. engages in the production and sales of sensor modules; Hubei Henglong Automotive System Group Co., Ltd engages in the production and sales of automotive steering systems; Chongqing Henglong Hongyan Automotive System Co., Ltd designs, develops and manufactures both hydraulic and electric power steering systems and parts; CAAS Brazil’s Imports And Trade In Automotive Parts Ltd. engages in the design, development and manufacture of both hydraulic and electric power steering systems and parts, and Fujian Qiaolong Special Purpose Vehicle Co., Ltd. manufactures and distributes drainage and rescue vehicles with mass flow, drainage vehicles with v ertical downhole operation, crawler-type mobile pump station! s, high-altitude water supply and discharge drainage vehicles, long-range control crawler-type mobile pump stations and other vehicles. Its Wuhan Chuguanjie Automotive Science and Technology Ltd. engages in research and development, manufacture and sales of automobile electronic systems and parts.
The Company competes with SAIC, ZF Germany, First Auto Group, Koyo Company and Nexteer.
- [By Monica Gerson]
China Automotive Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAAS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share on revenue of $108.22 million.
Affimed NV (NASDAQ: AFMD) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.18 per share on revenue of $1.71 million.
Top Consumer Stocks For 2016: priceline.com Incorporated(PCLN)
priceline.com Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company. The company provides price-disclosed hotel reservation services on a worldwide basis primarily under the Booking.com, priceline.com, and Agoda brand names; and price-disclosed rental car reservation services in approximately 80 countries through TravelJigsaw brand name. It also offers its customers the ability to purchase other travel services, including retail airline tickets; rental car days; vacations packages consisting of airfare, hotel, and rental car components; cruise trips; and destination services, including parking, event tickets, ground transfers, and tours through its ?Name Your Own Price? demand-collection system in the United States. In addition, the company offers an optional travel insurance package that provides coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, medical expenses, and emergency evacuation, as well as for loss of baggage, property, and travel d ocuments for air, hotel, and vacation package customers; and collision damage waiver insurance for rental car customers in the United States. The company?s other brands include Lowestfare.com, rentalcars.com, Breezenet.com, MyTravelGuide.com, Travelweb, hotelroom.com, and Car Hire 3000. priceline.com Incorporated was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.
- [By Maureen Farrell]
Priceline’s (PCLN) stock continued to rise as well. It appeared set to finish above $1,000 a share for the second straight day..
Two IPOs off like rockets: It was a great day for companies with incendiary themed names to debut.
- [By Maureen Farrell]
Priceline hits 4 digits: The online travel company’s stock surged after the Fed announcement and briefly topped $1000. Priceline (PCLN) closed at $995.09. It’s only a psychological milestone. But some investors thought that Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) (before it began its big pullback late last year) or Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) would win the race to $1,000 a share. Priceline is the first stock in the S&P 500 to ever top $1,000.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Alamy Five years ago this month, the U.S. financial system began a downward spiral that would bring it to the brink of collapse. Stock markets plunged as the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the seizure and sale of Washington Mutual’s banking assets shook the foundations of the global economic system, requiring unprecedented responses from governments worldwide to prevent total collapse. Financial markets have largely recovered from 2008’s crash, but the impact of the financial crisis is still being felt. In honor of this fifth anniversary, here are five lessons from the crash that you can use to make more money from your investments now and in the future. Lesson 1: Investing Is Risky Investors came into 2008 having seen a huge five-year market recovery from the bursting of the Internet bubble early in the decade. Despite the Dow Jones Industrials (^DJI) and other market benchmarks having hit record high levels, investors seemed convinced that stocks would keep rising smoothly well into the future. That optimism left many investors woefully unprepared for the risks of serious downturn. Today, U.S. stock markets are again at or near record highs. If you’ve taken advantage of rising markets by investing in equities, now’s a good time to look at the overall risk level in your portfolio with an eye toward selling off portions of assets in which you’re over-concentrated. A crash might not happen anytime soon, but stocks do fall as well as rise. Preparing for a decline now is far better than waiting until after the crash has happened to adjust. Lesson 2: Markets Can Recover Even From Huge Losses in the Long Run Unfortunately, many investors never got the chance to recover their losses from the stock market crash. That’s because they sold off their stock holdings while the markets were falling. As the various reforms and government programs designed to stabilize the system to took effect, and the financial system rebounded. But many who had lost money were stil
- [By Lisa Levin]
Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ: PCLN) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Thursday.
EPS of $13.93 came in well above the Street’s consensus of $12.69, while revenue of $2.56 billion missed estimates of $2.6 billion.
Top Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)
Sirius XM Radio Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. It broadcasts a programming lineup of approximately 135 channels of commercial-free music, sports, news and information, talk and entertainment, traffic, and weather on subscription fee basis through two satellite radio systems in the United States; and holds an interest in the satellite radio services offered in Canada. The company also simulcasts music and selected non-music channels over the Internet; and offers applications to allow consumers to access its Internet services on mobile devices. As of December 31, 2010, it had 20,190,964 subscribers. In addition, the company designs, establishes specifications, sources or specifies parts and components, and manages various aspects of the logistics and production of satellite radios; licenses its technology to various electronics manufacturers to develop, manufacture, and distribute radios under various brands; and imports radios distri buted through its Websites. The company?s satellite radios are primarily distributed through automakers, retailers, and its Websites. Further, it provides music services for commercial establishments; a satellite television service to offer music channels as part of certain programming packages on the DISH Network satellite television service; music and comedy channels to mobile phone users through mobile phone carriers; Backseat TV, a service offering television content designed primarily for children in the backseat of vehicles; Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedules and scores, and movie listings; and real-time traffic and weather services. The company was formerly known as Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and changed its name to Sirius XM Radio Inc. in August 2008. Sirius XM Radio Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
- [By Javier Hasse]
As stated above, the market strength led to net selling of some big companies, including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), which rebounded in July. Similar was the situation for Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST), Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) and General Electric Company (NYSE: GE).