(NYSE: ETP) reported solid third-quarter earnings last week. The company is successfully digesting an enormous amount of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity. In addition to getting a handle on a stable of new assets, significant rationalization and restructuring has been ongoing. Investors are paid a 6.9% distribution.Deutsche Bank has a $60 price target for the stock, and the consensus target is at $57. The stock closed Monday at $52.27.
UBS Top Stocks to Buy for 2014: GE, GM, Citigroup and Six More
Just add items to create a watchlist now: Add By 24/7 Wall St. While the past two years were all about getting the house back in order, the UBS equity strategy team thinks 2014 is all about earnings growth. That should be sweet music to the ears of investors. The team sees earnings growth of 14% in 2014 and 9% in 2015, as economic growth accelerates and global profit margins recover some of the 1.5% fall since 2010.
‘Tis The Season To Buy These 13 Retail Stocks
And the same goes for retail stocks, Stovall said. Based on investment recommendations from S&P Capital IQs qualitative STARS and quantitative Fair Value investment recommendation systems, we believe there are 12 retailers that still remain on the bargain rack. Those 12 stocks all which have a buy or strong buy rating from S&P Capital are: Advance Auto Parts Advance Auto Parts , AutoNation AutoNation , Bed Bath and Beyond, Carmax, Nordstrom Nordstrom , PetSmart, Ross Stores, Staples, Target, Urban Outfitters, CVS and Walmart. Rounding out the list of 13 retail stocks to buy right now is Best Buy, which on Monday was upgraded from neutral to buy by UBS analyst Michael Lasser. In a research note, Lasser said that the electronics retailer has a forward P/E moving from 5x to 16x in the next twelve months and indicated that there is reason to be optimistic about Best Buys prospects thanks to cost-savings measures (that will eventually save $1 billion) and vendor relationships with giants like Google and Amazon, both of which have recently installed kiosks in select Best Buy stores. There is potential for greater asset productivity as the vendor shops couldincrease sales by improving hottest stocks to buy now the shopping experience and creating a cleanerstore layout.
How to Buy Stocks in a Rising or Falling Market
First, if you buy a stock at 23 cents and it goes to 80 cents then youll make a 248% return. But if you buy a stock at 40 cents and it goes to 80 cents, youll only make a 100% return. Thats a big difference. But secondly, small-cap investing is all about momentum and expectations. It may sound odd, but if a small-cap stock takes off too quickly the company may struggle to satisfy investor expectations.