Category Archives: Penny Stocks

[ October 31, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 43986 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

There are numerous ways to value investments, and many investors prefer a specific valuation method. For some it may be the often used price-to-earnings multiple. For others it may be revenue growth, and still others may look at price momentum. Yield investing is one way to value a stock by comparing the current price to various factors that produce income from an investment. There are many ways to measure yield – three common ones are dividend yield, earnings yield and free cash flow yield. Dividend Yield Dividend yield is calculated by dividing the annual dividend per share by the price per share or the annual dividend by the market cap. A high dividend yield could reflect stocks that are undervalued and will provide a higher return. To determine if a dividend yield is high, it is often compared to the market yield. For example, the average dividend yield for the … Continue reading

[ October 30, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 8977 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

2013 was a strong year for railroad stocks: the iShares Transportation ETF (NYSE: IYT), about the closest you can get to a gauge for the industry (roughly 30% of the fund’s portfolio is devoted to railway operators) gained 39% during the year. That’s miles ahead of the Dow Jones Industrials (up 26%) and the S&P 500 (up 29%). Railroad Stocks in a Downhill Pull Railroads currently carry the largest portion of the nation’s freight—about 43%—ahead of trucks, at 31%. According to a recent report from RBC Capital Markets, the industry has another year of full railcars ahead. RBC’s 2014 Railroad Shipper Survey queried 53 customers of the six North American Class 1 railroads (or those with operating revenues of $433.2 million or more) to gauge their expectations for the year ahead. The picture that emerged is one of an industry enjoying a period of sustained growth. Top 5 Railroad Stocks … Continue reading

[ October 30, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 99828 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been making quite a bit of noise lately about overdraft fees. Industry analysts estimate these fees bring in 61% of total checking account fees across the industry, or about $31 billion in revenue. With this much cash on the line (not to mention reputation risk and regulatory risk), its critical for investors to assess the impact for their investment of choice. In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Jay Jenkins discusses who deserves a pat on the back (Citigroup (NYSE: C  ) and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC  ) ) and who should be nervous (looking at you,KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY  ) . Many investors are terrified about investing in big banking stocks after the crash, but the sector has one notable stand-out. In a sea of mismanaged and dangerous peers, it rises above as “The Only Big Bank Built to Last.” You can uncover the top pick … Continue reading

[ October 30, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 17899 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

After yesterday’s sluggish showing in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) lost 138 points on concerns over global manufacturing and slow hiring, blue chips rebounded Thursday, nearly erasing all of Wednesday’s losses. Today’s surge stemmed partially from a move that many economists already expected: the European Central Bank cut the benchmark refinancing rate from 0.75% to 0.5%, attempting to encourage borrowing to stimulate growth. What economists didn’t see coming was a sudden drop in claims for jobless benefits, which reached the lowest level in more than five years. Stocks responded by firing on all cylinders, as 90% of Dow components climbed. And none rose more rapidly than Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO  ) , which added 1.8% after a serious stumble yesterday caused by concerns over rival Arista Networks’ new super-fast data switch offering. While technically the third largest gainer of the day, Chevron’s (NYSE: CVX  ) considerable weight in the … Continue reading

[ October 30, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 87327 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Americans are still putting retirement on the back burner, but not just for financial reasons, according to a new survey. Many say they need the health insurance and benefits, and half say they just enjoy their jobs. And although the numbers are down from the years after the Great Recession, the majority of pre-retirees still say they simply can’t afford to retire. About 58% of workers 60 and older say they are currently delaying retirement, compared with a peak of 66% of people this age who were putting off retirement in 2010, after the Great Recession. Still, within four years, half say they’ll be able to retire. When asked the reasons for the delay: 79% say they can’t afford to retire; 61% say they need health insurance and other benefits; 49% enjoy their jobs; 46% enjoy where they work; 27% are afraid retirement will be boring. Best Healthcare Technology Companies … Continue reading