Good Investments For 2013

[ January 8, 2012 | Author: admin | Views: 3498 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Back in 2010 I was invited to participate in a stock picking competition. The objective was to identify the best four stocks for 2011. You can read the reasons behind my four selections in this article. The four stocks I selected included: The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) provides consumer packaged goods in the United States and internationally. This dividend aristocrat has raised distributions for 55 years in a row. Over the past decade, Procter & Gamble has managed to boost dividends by 10.90% per year. Analysts are expecting further increases in EPS over the next two years to $4.57/share, which represents a 16.30% expected growth. The stocks yields 3.20% and is attractively valued at the moment. Check myanalysis of the stock. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) engages in the research and development, manufacture, and sale of various products in the health care field worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical … Continue reading

[ January 8, 2012 | Author: admin | Views: 6202 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Despite a gain of more than 10% in the S&P 500 over the past three months, there’s still a real buying opportunity in growth stocks: Our 10 best for 2011 are expected to bolster their profits an average of 61% next year — vs. 14% for the S&P — and yet they trade at an average 12 times next year’s earnings, vs. 13 times for the S&P. Our selections this year are slanted toward commodities. Exposure to oil, chemicals, and fertilizer should provide protection against a falling dollar or an outbreak of a 1970s-style rise in inflation, which we think is a bigger threat than a double-dip recession. (We’ve also made some contrarian selections, including one housing-related stock.) Best Stocks For 2012: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (FCF) First Commonwealth Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for First Commonwealth Bank that provides consumer and commercial banking services to individuals and … Continue reading