Top 10 Companies To Invest In 2014
Suddenly, the tech world has gone jealous. Everyone wants to be Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) .
Google (NASDAQ: GOOG ) offered the latest proof when it cut prices 4% on Cloud Engine, a low-cost hosting alternative to Amazon Web Services. EMC and VMware (NYSE: VMW ) have also joined the effort with a spinoff called Pivotal, which is due to be formally unveiled before month-end, according to trade magazine eWEEK.
Even Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) wants in, having recently cut prices for some on-demand services available through its competing Windows Azure platform. All signs point to a race to the bottom, which is good news for the likes of Netflix, which consumes vast amounts of Internet infrastructure for delivering its services. Amazon may not be so lucky, says Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova in the following video.
Top 10 Companies To Invest In 2014: ViroPharma Incorporated(VPHM)
ViroPharma Incorporated, a biotechnology company, develops and commercializes therapeutic products that address serious diseases in the United States and internationally. It focuses on developing products used by physician specialists or in hospital settings. The company markets and sells Cinryze, a C1 esterase inhibitor therapy for the routine prophylaxis against angioedema attacks in adolescent and adult patients with hereditary angioedema, a life-threatening genetic disorder; and Vancocin HCl capsule, an oral capsule formulation for the treatment of C. difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) and to treat enterocolitis caused by staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant strains. It also offers Plenadren, an orphan drug for treatment of adrenal insufficiency in adults; Buccolam, a oromucosal solution for treatment of prolonged, acute, and convulsive seizures in infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents; and maribavir, an antiviral compound for the treatment o f CMV disease through a license agreement with GlaxoSmithKline. The company?s primary development programs include Cinryze, a C1 esterase inhibitor for management of hereditary angioedema; and VP 20621, a non-toxigenic strain of C. difficile. Its clinical stage drug candidate comprises VP-20629 for the treatment of Friedreich?s Ataxia. The company sells its products directly to wholesale drug distributors and specialty pharmacies/distributors. ViroPharma Incorporated was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania.
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ViroPharma Inc. specializes in drug development and commercialization for medications to treat C. difficile, Staph. aureus and other infectious diseases found in hospital settings. Their pipeline includes a number of products in Phase II and III trials, two on the market, and they have strategic relations with giants like EliLilly and GlaxoSmithKline. VPHM stock, worth about $8 in January 2012, is priced at nearly $13 today, and is still steadily climbing. The company, founded in 1994, employs 170 people.
Top 10 Companies To Invest In 2014: A123 Systems Inc.(AONE)
A123 Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems worldwide. The company?s battery products are based on its Nanophosphate technology that delivers energy storage solutions for power generation, transmission, and distribution for application development in the transportation, electric grid services, and commercial markets. Its battery systems comprise energy storage solutions for BAE systems; and grid storage solutions, prismatic battery systems, starter battery systems, and lead acid replacement batteries. In addition, the company provides research and development services to government agencies and commercial customers. A123 Systems, Inc. sells its batteries and battery systems directly to end-user customers, as well as through reseller and distributor channels. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Top 10 Undervalued Companies To Invest In 2014: Nippecraft Limited (N32.SI)
Nippecraft Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of information and organizing tools for personal and business users. The company offers a range of business accessories, office and school supply, household paper products, and print and pack services. Its products include folios, organizers, diaries, planners, calendars, journals, notebooks, decor wares and items, backpacks, lunch bags, paper bags, and household tissues. The company offers its products under the Fountain of Knowledge, Collins, Debden, H+O, and Top Grade brand names. It is also involved in the sourcing and trading of papers; provides customizable enterprise solutions for printed corporate literature, business accessories, office supplies, and calendars and planners; and branding, marketing partnership, and sourcing services. Nippecraft Limited has operations in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquarte red in Singapore. Nippecraft Limited is a subsidiary of APP Printing (Holding) Pte Ltd.
Top 10 Companies To Invest In 2014: Contact Exploration Inc. (CEX.V)
Contact Exploration Inc. engages in the exploration for and production of petroleum and natural gas in Atlantic and western Canada. The company holds interests in various areas of Stoney Creek, Hillsborough, and Edgett
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