Growth Stocks To Own In 2014

[ April 1, 2013 | Author: admin | Views: 24520 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Earnings season is in full swing, with huge numbers of companies having already given their latest numbers to investors. The key to making smart investment decisions with stocks releasing their quarter reports is to anticipate how they’ll do before they announce results, leaving you fully prepared to respond quickly to whatever inevitable surprises arise. That way, you’ll be less likely to make an uninformed knee-jerk reaction to news that turns out to be exactly the wrong move. Let’s turn to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: GMCR  ) . The single-brew machine giant had a tumultuous 2012, as battles with short-sellers and volatile earnings results led to some big ups and downs for the stock. Let’s take an early look at what’s been happening with Green Mountain Coffee over the past quarter and what we’re likely to see in its quarterly report Wednesday. Stats on Green Mountain Coffee Analyst EPS Estimate $0.65 … Continue reading

[ March 30, 2013 | Author: admin | Views: 73995 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

What do you think of the Euro? How about the Japanese yen? Are you expecting the Thai baht to depreciate in value versus the Brazilian real? Speculators, central banks, corporations, governments, financial institutions, and other constituencies ask similar types of questions every day. The largely over-the-counter global foreign exchange markets (no central exchange) are ubiquitous, measuring in the trillions. The BIS (Bank for International Settlements) computed the value of traditional foreign exchange markets at $3.2 trillion in April 2007. Thanks to globalization, these numbers are poised to expand even further. Like other futures markets (think oil, gold, or pork bellies), traders can speculate on the direction of one currency versus another. Alternatively, investors and businesses around the world can use currency futures to hedge (protect) or facilitate international trade. Without getting lost in the minutiae of foreign exchange currency trading, I think it’s helpful to step back and realize that … Continue reading

[ March 30, 2013 | Author: admin | Views: 97118 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

What do you think of the Euro? How about the Japanese yen? Are you expecting the Thai baht to depreciate in value versus the Brazilian real? Speculators, central banks, corporations, governments, financial institutions, and other constituencies ask similar types of questions every day. The largely over-the-counter global foreign exchange markets (no central exchange) are ubiquitous, measuring in the trillions. The BIS (Bank for International Settlements) computed the value of traditional foreign exchange markets at $3.2 trillion in April 2007. Thanks to globalization, these numbers are poised to expand even further. Like other futures markets (think oil, gold, or pork bellies), traders can speculate on the direction of one currency versus another. Alternatively, investors and businesses around the world can use currency futures to hedge (protect) or facilitate international trade. Without getting lost in the minutiae of foreign exchange currency trading, I think it’s helpful to step back and realize that … Continue reading

[ March 26, 2013 | Author: admin | Views: 16122 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

LONDON — The FTSE 100 (FTSEINDICES: ^FTSE  ) has had a rough week, having lost 101 points to finish Thursday at 6,389. That brought to an end a 12-day run of closing over the 6,400 level — with three of those days above 6,500. However, today the index has made a turnaround, up 0.3% to 6,408 as of 7:55 a.m. EDT. But when markets are erratic, long-term investors often take comfort from their dividends, which are unaffected by short-term sentiment. The average FTSE 100 payout is about 3.1%, but many companies offer more. Here are three that have flashed the cash this week. Greggs (LSE: GRG  ) High-street baker Greggs raised its full-year dividend on Wednesday for the 28th consecutive year! Sure, it was only a 1% rise to 19.5 pence per share, but it’s still an impressive record. The 19.5 pence represented a 3.7% yield on Tuesday’s closing share price of … Continue reading

[ March 23, 2013 | Author: admin | Views: 63555 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Banco Santander (Brasil) SA (ADR) (NYSE:BSBR) witnessed volume of 24.55 million shares during last trade however it holds an average trading capacity of 7.90 million shares. BSBR last trade opened at $9.48 reached intraday low of $9.10 and went -3.38% down to close at $9.16. BSBR has a market capitalization $34.81 billion and an enterprise value at $93.58 billion. Trailing twelve months price to sales ratio of the stock was 2.19 while price to book ratio in most recent quarter was 0.86. In profitability ratios, net profit margin in past twelve months appeared at 28.77% whereas operating profit margin for the same period at 49.58%. The company made a return on asset of 1.98% in past twelve months and return on equity of 11.24% for similar period. In the period of trailing 12 months it generated revenue amounted to $16.47 billion gaining $4.31 revenue per share. Its year over year, … Continue reading