Hot Promising Stocks For 2014
Millions of Americans turn to the Dow Jones Industrials (DJINDICES: ^DJI ) as their sole gauge for how well the stock market is doing. Yet a major disparity yesterday between the performance of the Dow and that of the S&P 500 and other broader market measures made many investors wonder just how accurately the Dow reflects the performance of U.S. stocks.
Yesterday’s divergence came from a single source: IBM (NYSE: IBM ) , which dropped 8% after a poor earnings release that saw sluggish sales in many of its most promising business divisions. Because of the price-weighted nature of the Dow, IBM is often the culprit in situations like this, and yesterday, IBM’s drop translated to downward pressure on the Dow of about 130 points, or nearly 1% of the Dow’s value.
Hot Promising Stocks For 2014: Pacific American Income Shares Inc.(PAI)
Western Asset Income Fund is a close ended fixed income mutual fund launched and managed by Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC. It is co-managed by Western Asset Management Company. It invests in the fixed income markets of the United States. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the Lehman High Yield Index and Lehman US Credit Index. Western Asset Income Fund was formed on March 22, 1973 and is domiciled in the United States.
Hot Promising Stocks For 2014: Beasley Broadcast Group Inc.(BBGI)
Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., a radio broadcasting company, primarily engages in the operation of radio stations in the United States. The company sells commercial advertising airtime to local and national advertisers. It owns and operates 42 radio stations in various markets, including Atlanta and Augusta in Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Fort Myers-Naples, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach-Boca Raton in Florida; Fayetteville and Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville in North Carolina; Las Vegas, Nevada; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Wilmington, Delaware. The company also operates one radio station in the expanded AM band in Augusta, Georgia. In addition, it provides management services to two FM stations in Las Vegas, Nevada. Beasley Broadcast Group was founded in 1961 and is based in Naples, Florida.
Aviva plc provides insurance, savings, and fund management products and services worldwide. It offers life insurance and savings products, which comprise pensions products, such as personal and group pensions, stakeholder pensions, and income drawdown; annuities; protection products, including term assurance, mortgage life insurance, flexible whole life, and critical illness cover; bonds and savings comprising single premium investment bonds, regular premium savings plans, mortgage endowment products, and funding agreements; and investment products consisting of unit trusts, individual savings accounts, and open ended investment companies, as well as equity release and structured settlements. The company also provides general and health insurance products that include personal lines of insurance products, such as motor, household, travel, and creditor insurance; commercial lines of insurance products consisting of fleet, liability, and commercial property insurance; health insurance products comprising private health, income protection, personal accident, and corporate healthcare insurance products; and insurance for corporate and specialty risks. In addition, it offers fund management products and services for institutional, pension fund, and retail clients. Aviva plc sells its products through various distribution channels, including direct sales forces, intermediaries, corporate partnerships, bancassurance, and joint ventures, as well as through the telephone and Internet. The company was formerly known as CGNU plc and changed its name to Aviva plc in July 2002. Aviva plc is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
Hot Promising Stocks For 2014: Tutor Perini Corporation(TPC)
Tutor Perini Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides diversified general contracting, construction management, and design-build services to private clients and public agencies worldwide. It operates in three segments: Civil, Building, and Management Services. The Civil segment involves in public works construction, and the repair, replacement, and reconstruction of infrastructure. This segment?s civil contracting services include construction and rehabilitation of highways, bridges, mass transit systems, and wastewater treatment facilities. The Building segment provides services to various specialized building markets for private and public works clients, such as the hospitality and gaming, transportation, healthcare, municipal offices, sports and entertainment, education, correctional facilities, biotech, pharmaceutical, industrial and high-tech markets, electrical and mechanical, plumbing, and HVAC services. The Management Services Segment offers diversifie d construction and design-build services to the United States military and government agencies, surety companies, and multi-national corporations in the United States and internationally. This segment also provides rapid response and contract completion services; and management or general contracting services to fulfill the contractual and financial obligations of the surety on notification from the surety of a contractor bond default. The company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Sylmar, California.
Hot Promising Stocks For 2014: UniSource Energy Corporation(UNS)
UniSource Energy Corporation engages in the electric generation and energy delivery businesses. The company?s TEP segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to approximately 403,000 retail electric customers, including residential, commercial, industrial, and public sector customers in southeastern Arizona. It also sells electricity to other utilities and power marketing entities. As of December 31, 2010, this segment owned or leased 2,245 MW of net generating capacity, as well as owned or participated in electric transmission and distribution system consisting of 512 circuit-miles of 500-kV lines; 1,087 circuit-miles of 345-kV lines; 379 circuit-miles of 138-kV lines; 478 circuit-miles of 46-kV lines; and 2,621 circuit-miles of lower voltage primary lines. TEP segment generates electricity from coal, gas, oil, and solar sources. The company?s UNS Gas segment distributes gas to approximately 146,500 retail customers in Mohave, Yavapai, Coconino, and Navajo c ounties in northern Arizona, as well as Santa Cruz County in southeastern Arizona. As of December 31, 2010, this segment?s transmission and distribution system consisted of approximately 30 miles of steel transmission mains, 4,211 miles of steel and plastic distribution piping, and 136,439 customer service lines. The company?s UNS Electric segment transmits and distributes electricity to approximately 91,000 retail customers consisting of residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Mohave and Santa Cruz counties. As of December 31, 2010, UNS Electric?s transmission and distribution system consisted of approximately 56 circuit-miles of 115-kV transmission lines, 271 circuit-miles of 69-kV transmission lines, and 3,599 circuit-miles of underground and overhead distribution lines. This segment also owns the 65 MW Valencia plant, as well as 39 substations having an installed capacity of 1,788,050 kilovolt amperes. The company was founded in 1902 and is based in Tucson, Arizona.
- [By Jeff Reeves]
Unisource Energy (NYSE: UNS) is an energy utility based in Arizona that provides gas and electric service in the Southwest across some 1,200 square miles.
Current Yield: 4.5% ($1.68 a share annually)
Dividend History: In June 2010, Unisource paid a quarterly dividend of 39 cents a share. This June, it will pay 42 cents, or a nearly 8% increase.
Dividend Outlook: According to Bloomberg, Unisource has a very impressive three-year dividend growth rate expected to be 16.9%.
Recent Performance: UNS stock has basically tracked the market over the last year or so, but more importantly, this low-risk utility has added about 25% in the last five years — more than double the Dow.
Strong Outlook for Shares: While there’s nothing to indicate this utility will blow the doors off in 2011, Unisource is a low-risk income investment that has seen good revenue growth from 2009 to 2010, and is on track for another solid year. Shares are approach ing a new 52-week high and could continue to march higher.
- [By Dirk_Van_Dijk]
Uni-Select Inc. (UNS-T28.15-0.39-1.37%) will announce its fourth-quarter results for the period ended Dec. 31, 2011, on Thursday. Its stock gained nearly 2 per cent and moved to within a $1 of a year high $29.47 Wednesday.
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