Best Stocks To Buy For 2013: NYSE

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High-yielding dividendstocks (such as utilities and telecom sector stocks) have significantly underperformed both the S&P 500 and high-dividendgrowthstocks over the past five months as interest rates have increased. Despite this underperformance, S&P 500 stocks with the highest dividend yield still look expensive relative to history. In a new report, the Dividend Ruler research team at UBS continue to strongly favor high-dividend growth stocks over stocks with high dividend yields. They believe relative valuations remain attractive and high-yieldingdividendstocksare still vulnerable to a further increase in interest rates, which they, like most on Wall Street, expect over the next six to 12 months. With the stock market approaching three-month lows, we went through the UBS Dividend Ruler universe to look for names that had backed up and now offer investors a good entry point. We found that some of the top stocks to buy have been sold off to levels that are … Continue reading

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Japan was back at the center of financial news today, not because the Nikkei is still getting rocked back and forth, but because the island-nation’s central bank refused to adjust monetary policy today in the midst of a huge market correction. In April, the Bank of Japan had announced a $1.4 trillion stimulus program with room for additional funding if needed, but today passed on that opportunity, though Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda did say that the bank could unleash further stimulus if borrowing costs rise. World markets were down on the news, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) finishing down 117 points, or 0.8%, in a volatile session, as the blue chips opened down 1% before climbing to breakeven at midday, and finally tanking in afternoon trading. As stocks pulled back, treasuries hit a 14-month high, with the 10-year yield climbing to 2.29% at one point. … Continue reading

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Quanex Building Products (NYSE: NX  ) reported earnings on June 7. Here are the numbers you need to know. The 10-second takeaway For the quarter ended April 30 (Q2), Quanex Building Products beat expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share. Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly. GAAP loss per share dropped. Margins increased across the board. Revenue details Quanex Building Products reported revenue of $232.5 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $224.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 20% higher than the prior-year quarter’s $194.4 million. Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates. EPS details EPS came in at -$0.20. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.08 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.20 for Q2 against -$0.34 per share for the … Continue reading

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Potash Corp. (NYSE: POT  ) had been run by Bill Doyle for about 15 years. Now, when the industry is facing an almost existential crisis, a new leader is coming in. Believe it or not, it’s a great time for Jochen Tilk to be taking over. A broken marketThe problem for the potash market was the 2013 breakup of a European selling consortium. That single event sent buyers to the sidelines and potash prices plummeting. The global potash market, once dominated by two sales consortiums, quickly began to look like an every-man-for-himself world. Source: US Government) While it hasn’t exactly played out that way, Potash and its close competitors have definitely felt the pinch of lower prices. For example, late last year Potash announced plans to cut costs, and fourth-quarter earnings came in over 50% below year-earlier results. Although on the surface it would seem taking over a retrenching company would … Continue reading

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In the following video, Motley Fool financial analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer discuss two stocks from the financial sector that they’re watching today. David tells us why he’s got his eye onJPMorgan (NYSE: JPM  ) and the trials and tribulations of CEO Jamie Dimon and what he’ll be looking for at the company’s annual meeting in two weeks. Matt Koppenheffer discusses the smaller-capFirst Financial Bankshares (NASDAQ: FFIN  ) and why if Warren Buffett only had $1 million to invest, this might be one of the first places he’d look. With big finance firms still trading at deep discounts to their historic norms, investors everywhere are wondering if this is the new normal or if finance stocks are a screaming buy today. The answer depends on the company, so to help figure out whether JPMorgan is a buy today, check out The Motley Fool’s premium research report on the company. Click here … Continue reading