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[ August 5, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 77156 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Investors with a two-year horizon should consider position in this leading global automaker, which currently trades at a low price-to-book value ratio, advises J. Royden Ward, editor of Cabot Benjamin Graham Value Investor. Toyota Motor (TM), with headquarters in Tokyo, is the world’s largest vehicle manufacturer, based on sales, and production volume. Toyota generates 36% of revenues from Japan and controls 40% of the auto market in Japan. Sales in North America accounted for 28% of Toyota’s total sales. Approximately 60% of all Toyotas sold in the US are built in North America. The company has 51 manufacturing companies in 27 countries producing its Toyota, Lexus, and Prius brands. Toyota dominates the rapidly-growing hybrid auto market and expects to launch 21 gas-electric hybrid models by 2015. In addition, the company plans to introduce a fuel-cell vehicle, which runs on hydrogen to produce electricity, by 2015. North America is currently Toyota’s … Continue reading

[ August 3, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 46964 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Popular Posts: 5 Dividend Stocks Perfect for New Money3 ‘Big Bang’ Income StocksMSFT, MCD Deliver: 17 Companies Increasing Dividends Recent Posts: 3 ‘Big Bang’ Income Stocks 3 Stocks That Aren’t ‘Royalty,’ But Still Rule MSFT, MCD Deliver: 17 Companies Increasing Dividends View All Posts I’m all for buying “blue chip” stocks for the long-term. Hey, what long-term investor isn’t? Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2016: McDonald’s Corporation(MCD) McDonald?s Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a worldwide foodservice retailer. It franchises and operates McDonald?s restaurants that offer various food items, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages. As of December 31, 2009, the company operated 32,478 restaurants in 117 countries, of which 26,216 were operated by franchisees; and 6,262 were operated by the company. McDonald?s Corporation was founded in 1948 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois. Advisors’ Opinion: [By John Divine] Turning to the handful of losers in the … Continue reading

[ August 3, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 86156 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

On Monday morning, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX  ) and DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA  ) announced a multiyear agreement for Netflix to air several new original animated series. This marks another step in Netflix’s evolution. The company is becoming increasingly focused on original and exclusive series in order to differentiate itself from rival services like’s (NASDAQ: AMZN  ) Prime Instant Video. Netflix and DreamWorks had already partnered up recently. In February the two companies announced that Netflix would offer a new original series called Turbo: F.A.S.T., a spinoff of the DreamWorks movie Turbo, which hits theaters next month. However, this week’s deal is much bigger, encompassing more than 300 hours of programming. Netflix shares surged higher following the announcement, adding as much as $1 billion to the company’s market cap. However, while these DreamWorks series could eventually help with subscriber acquisition and retention, the price tag is likely to be substantial. Is this new … Continue reading

[ August 3, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 46404 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Although we don’t believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes — just in case they’re material to our investing thesis. What: Shares of Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO  ) were headed for the stars today, gaining 11% after a strong quarterly earnings report. So what: The aerospace supplier said that sales increased 13.6% to $74 million, a new company record, and came in 3% ahead of estimates. Adjusted earnings per share also beat the Street’s view, coming in at $0.49 vs. an estimated per-share profit of $0.43. The company’s backlog was also slightly higher than in the previous quarter, and CEO Peter Gundermann said Astronics was tracking toward the high end of its previous guidance and will update its outlook in the second quarter. The revenue forecast remains at $280 million to $310 million, with nearly all of that … Continue reading

[ August 2, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 92849 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Theres no mentum like momentum. I know mentum isnt a word but you catch my drift. When a stock is consistently hitting new high after new high there is nothing like it. The market forces of accumulation continually push a stock to levels it hasnt seen before and shareholders are handsomely rewarded. Now find a stock that has positive momentum and a compelling earnings story during a tumultuous stock market and you have todays Bull of the Day. Rambus (RMBS) is a semiconductor company that has been around for a while but has fallen off most peoples radars. Rambus stock was a darling back in the days of the dot com bubble, trading as high as $135 before the bubble burst. Recently is has wallowed in the single digits until the tide turned in 2013. The semiconductor company is best known for making royalties from DRAM licensing. Good news for … Continue reading