Best Stocks To Buy For 2013: Cheap

[ June 17, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 63662 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Broad U.S. equity-market gauges ended 2013 near record levels powered by record-high corporate profits, increased dividend payouts, continued share repurchases and improved investor confidence. The Federal Reserve’s decision to begin tapering its stimulus efforts also appeared to be positive for investor sentiment and could provide a favorable environment for earnings growth potential, in our view. While tapering may create some short-term uncertainty, better economic growth would be positive for investor sentiment and would provide a favorable environment for earnings growth potential, in our view. After the market rise in 2013, valuations at year-end were generally closer to fair value, in our opinion. We would expect to see market performance driven less by multiple expansion and more by earnings growth in 2014. There are a number of specific trends that led to particularly strong earnings growth for some companies in 2013 that we think could continue into 2014. Best Dividend Companies … Continue reading

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In the following video, Motley Fool financial analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer discuss a balanced approach to valuing bank equities. David compares Bank of America’s (NYSE: BAC  ) relatively cheap stock price and current low returns on equity with US Bancorp (NYSE: USB  ) , a stock currently trading at a much higher valuation compared to tangible book value. David also explains how Citigroup (NYSE: C  ) and Bank of America’s current low valuations may represent a longer-term opportunity for investors, and he looks at Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC  ) as an example of how a bank stock might provide great returns to investors in the future, despite a relatively high current valuation. With big finance firms still trading at deep discounts to their historic norms, investors everywhere are wondering if this is the new normal, or whether finance stocks are a screaming buy today. The answer depends on the company, so to … Continue reading

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Wesfarmers Ltd. (WES), Australias largest private-sector employer, fell the most in more than two years in Sydney trading after it said earnings from its Target department stores would drop as much as 43 percent from a year earlier. The stock declined 2.9 percent, the most since February 2011, to close at A$42.93. The Perth-based company forecast that the unit would report earnings before interest and tax of A$140 million ($136 million) to A$160 million in the 12 months ending June. The business posted Ebit of A$244 million in the previous year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Australias retail industry has struggled as the strength of the currency has driven down the cost of imported goods. The countrys central bank has cut interest rates to a record low 2.75 percent amid unemployment thats risen by half a percentage point to 5.5 percent over the past year. Target had seen poor … Continue reading

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Small cap installment loan and consumer financestock World Acceptance Corp (NASDAQ: WRLD), a potential peer of small cap Regional Management Corp (NYSE: RM) andmid capSpringleaf Holdings Inc (NYSE: LEAF), has elevated short interest of 38.72% according to However, World Acceptance Corp got on the radar of the shorts when the company disclosed that its being investigated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureaufor its lending practices. Why is World Acceptance Corp Being Shorted? Small cap World Acceptance Corp began offeringaffordable installment loans in 1962 in South Carolina and soonexpanded to Georgia and Texas. Today, the companyhas a branch network of more than 1,200 locations in 15 states (Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin) and in Mexico offering loan product services. All ofthese branches are fully licensed in and supervised by each states regulatory agency with all loans subject … Continue reading

[ April 19, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 32325 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

U.S. stock markets are primed for big losses today following declines in both Asia and Europe. As of 7:15 a.m. EDT, futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) suggest that the index will fall 0.86% at the open, while the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC  ) may open 0.95% lower. The Shanghai Composite dropped an incredible 5.3% today as high interbank rates made investors fear a liquidity crunch in the world’s second-largest economy. Goldman Sachs also lowered its growth expectations for China from 7.8% to 7.4% in 2013 and from 8.4% to 7.7% in 2014. China has been one of the few economies growing more than a nominal amount over the past five years, so slower growth would have a negative impact on economies worldwide. Europe is feeling the pressure from China, and all European stock markets are down 1% or more as of 8:10 a.m. EDT. But not everything … Continue reading