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[ September 22, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 74648 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

After a surprising burst over the last week that sent shares to record highs once again, Wall Street fell back slightly today as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) closed down 32 points or 0.2%. Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO  ) disappointed in its earnings report, as the beverage giant dropped 1.9%, the blue chips’ worst performer today. The secular decline in U.S. soda consumption seems to be finally catching up with the world’s most valuable brand, as unadjusted profits fell 4%. In addition to weak U.S. sales, the company blamed bad weather, including cold and wet conditions in the U.S. and flooding in Europe, for the poor quarter. Soda volume fell by 4% in North America, but the company still finished with an adjusted earnings per share of $0.63, in line with estimates. Revenue was down 2.5% to $12.75 billion, missing estimates of $12.95 billion. On the economic slate, the June … Continue reading

[ September 22, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 27507 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Popular Posts: 7 Biotechnology Stocks to Buy Now4 Pharmaceutical Stocks to Buy Now17 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now Recent Posts: 12 “Triple F” Stocks to Sell 7 “Triple A” Stocks to Buy 5 Machinery Stocks to Buy Now View All Posts This week, five Machinery stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”). This week, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies is a provider of value-added, technology-based products and services for the global rail industry. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Equity, WAB also gets an A. . 5 Best Machinery Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Boewe Systec AG (BSY) BOEWE SYSTEC AG is a Germany-based provider of paper … Continue reading

[ September 22, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 22428 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) — What a run. The S&P 500 has rallied 3.5% since last Monday, showing investors the most consecutive up days in more than a year. >>5 Mega-Cap Stocks to Trade for Gains Not that it feels like we’re in much of a winning streak right now. In nearly four months of 2014 trading, the S&P 500 barely managed to move a full percent higher. Instead, correction has been the market’s M.O. this year. So, with stocks in a near-term upswing this week, it makes sense to clean house. There’s a big group of large-cap “toxic” stocks out there right now — you may even own one or two of them. Today, I’ll show you five big names you need to unload before the next leg down. Just to be clear, the companies I’m talking about today aren’t exactly junk. By that, I mean they’re not next up in … Continue reading

[ September 22, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 11230 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

If you want to invest in stocks and do well at it, you need to choose your holdings carefully. There are two key factors to keep in mind — quality and price. Imagine buying a home, or a car, or even a pair of shoes. You probably won’t just buy the loveliest house you see — as you may not be able to afford it. You probably won’t buy the cheapest car you can find, either, because it’s not likely to perform well. It’s the same when you target stock bargains. A true bargain will be both attractively priced and high-quality. Seek high qualityQuality matters when you want to target stock bargains, because a high-quality company will have sustainable competitive advantages that will help it keep performing well. Its size might give it economies of scale, for example, or might have consumers sort of locked into its system and reluctant … Continue reading

[ September 22, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 51844 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Honeywell (HON) was another of the many names that reported earnings Thursday. The conglomerate said first-quarter earnings were $1.02 billion, or $1.28 a share, up from $1.21 a share in the year-ago period and two cents better than the $1.26 analysts had forecast. Revenue climbed 3.8% to $9.68 billion, just below the $9.74 billion consensus. As for individual divisions, its transportation systems unit saw the biggest sales jump, at 8.6%, followed by automation and control systems, the biggest contributor to the top line, which saw revenue climb 7.6%. The performance materials and technologies arm logged a 2.2% rise in sales, while the aerospace unit slipped $1.8%. Honeywell also increased the lower end of its full-year earnings outlook by a nickel, saying it now expects to earn between $5.40 and $5.55 a share. Citigroups Deane Dray maintained a Neutral rating on the stock: The company reported disappointing 1% organic revenue growth … Continue reading