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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2014: Medical Corporation Australasia Ltd (MOD.AX)
MOD Resources Limited engages in the exploration and development of mineral resources. Its projects include Botswana Copper project covering an area of approximately 8,600 square kilometers on the Kalahari Copper Belt in Botswana; and Sams Creek Gold project, an undeveloped gold project in New Zealand. The company was formerly known as Medical Corporation Australasia Limited and changed its name to MOD Resources Limited in July 2011. MOD Resources Limited is based in Subiaco, Australia.
Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2014: Investors Title Company(ITIC)
Investors Title Company, through its subsidiaries, provides title insurance to residential, institutional, commercial, and industrial properties. It underwrites land title insurance for owners and mortgagees as a primary insurer; and offers the reinsurance of title insurance risks to other title insurance companies. The company also provides tax-deferred real property exchange services, as well as serves as an exchange accommodation titleholder and holds property for exchangers in reverse exchange transactions; offers investment management and trust services to individuals, companies, banks, and trusts; and provides consulting services to title insurance agencies. Investors Title Company serves various customers in the residential and commercial market sectors of the real estate industry. It issues title insurance policies primarily through approved attorneys from underwriting offices, as well as through independent issuing agents in 24 states and the District of Columbia, the United States. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Top 5 Companies To Watch For 2014: On Assignment Inc.(ASGN)
On Assignment, Inc., a diversified professional staffing firm, provides flexible and permanent staffing solutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The company?s Life Sciences segment provides contract and permanent life science professionals to clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, personal care, chemical, medical device, automotive, municipal, education, and environmental industries. Its contract professionals include chemists, clinical research associates, clinical lab assistants, engineers, biologists, biochemists, microbiologists, molecular biologists, biostatisticians, drug safety specialists, SAS programmers, medical writers, food scientists, regulatory affairs specialists, lab assistants, and other skilled scientific professionals. The company?s Healthcare segment offers locally-based and traveling contract professionals that include nurses, specialty nurses, respiratory therapists, surgical technicians, imaging technicians, X-ray technicians, medical technologists, medical assistants, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, respiratory therapists, phlebotomists, coders, billers, claims processors, and collections staff, as well as dental professionals. This segment serves hospitals, integrated delivery systems, imaging centers, clinics, physician offices, reference laboratories, universities, managed care organizations, and third-party administrators. Its Physician segment provides short and long-term locum tenens services, and full-service physician search and consulting services. The company?s IT and Engineering segment offers high-end contract and direct placement services of information technology and engineering professionals with expertise in specialized information technology; software and hardware engineering; and mechanical, electrical, validation, and telecommunications engineering fields. On Assignment, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Calabasas, Cali fornia.
Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2014: Baldwin & Lyons Inc.(BWINB)
Baldwin & Lyons, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in marketing and underwriting property and casualty insurance products primarily in the United States. The company provides various fleet transportation insurance products, including casualty insurance, such as motor vehicle liability, physical damage, and other liability insurance; workers compensation insurance; specialized accident (medical and indemnity) insurance products for independent contractors; fidelity and surety bonds; and inland marine products consisting of cargo insurance. It offers its fleet transportation insurance products for motor carrier industry. The company also provides various additional services comprising risk surveys and analyses, government compliance assistance, loss control, and cost studies; and research, development, and consultation in connection with new insurance programs that include development of computerized systems to assist customers in monitoring their accident data. In add ition, it offers claims handling services to clients with self-insurance programs. Further, the company?s reinsurance assumptions business accepts cessions and retrocessions from selected insurance and reinsurance companies, principally reinsuring against catastrophes. Additionally, it provides private passenger automobile liability and physical damage coverage products to individuals through a network of independent agents; commercial property and business owners liability coverage products through a managing general agent; and miscellaneous Professional Liability coverages through wholesale and retail agents. The company was founded in 1930 and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2014: Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc.(PRAA)
Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., a financial and business service company, engages in the purchase, collection, and management of portfolios of defaulted consumer receivables. It detects, collects, and processes unpaid and normal-course accounts receivables owed primarily to credit grantors, governments, and retailers. The company also acquires receivables of Visa, MasterCard, and other credit cards; private label credit cards; installment loans; lines of credit; bankrupt accounts; deficiency balances of various types; legal judgments, and trade payables from various debt owners, including banks, credit unions, consumer finance companies, telecommunication providers, retailers, utilities, insurance companies, medical groups, hospitals, auto finance companies, and other debt buyers. In addition, it provides fee-based services, including vehicle location, skip tracing, and collateral recovery services for auto lenders, governments, and law enforcement; revenue administra tion, audit, and debt discovery/recovery services for local government entities; and class action claims recovery services and related payment processing services. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.
Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2014: Range Resources Corporation(RRC)
Range Resources Corporation, an independent natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas properties primarily in the Appalachian and southwestern regions of the United States. The company?s Appalachian region drilling and producing activities include tight-gas, shale, coal bed methane, and conventional natural gas and oil production in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, and West Virginia. It owns 4,969 net producing wells, approximately 2,750 miles of gas gathering lines, and approximately 1.8 million gross acres under lease. The company?s Southwestern drilling and producing activities cover the Barnett Shale of North Texas, the Permian Basin of West Texas and eastern New Mexico, the East Texas Basin, the Texas Panhandle, and the Anadarko Basin of Western Oklahoma. It owns 1,954 net producing wells, as well as approximately 886,000 gross acres under lease. As of December 31, 2010, Range Resources Corporation had had 4.4 Tcfe of pr oved reserves. It sells gas to utilities, marketing companies, and industrial users. The company was formerly known as Lomak Petroleum, Inc. and changed its name to Range Resources Corporation in 1998. Range Resources Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Louis Navellier]
Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC) is an independent natural gas and oil company that explores, develops and acquires primarily natural gas and oil properties in the U.S. This is another stock that is up big, gaining 46% year to date.
Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2014: Stornoway Diamond Com Npv (SWY.TO)
Stornoway Diamond Corporation engages in the exploration and development of diamond projects in Canada. It principally holds a 100% interest in the Renard diamond project located near the Otish Mountains in north-central Quebec. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Longueuil, Canada.
Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2014: Investors Bancorp Inc.(ISBC)
Investors Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Investors Savings Bank that provides a range of banking services in the United States. The company accepts deposits and originates loans. Its deposit products include savings accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit. The company offers commercial real estate, construction, multi-family, and commercial and industrial loans; and consumer loans, including home equity loans and home equity lines of credit, as well as mortgage loans secured by one-to four-family residential real estate. As of December 31, 2010, it operated 82 full-service branch offices located in Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Union, and Warren Counties, New Jersey; Nassau and Queens, New York; and Massachusetts. The company was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey. Investors Bancorp, Inc. is a subsidiary of Investors Bancorp, MHC.
Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2014: The Savannah Bancorp Inc.(SAVB)
The Savannah Bancorp Inc. operates as a multi-bank holding company that provides commercial and mortgage banking products and services in Georgia and South Carolina. It offers a range of deposit services, including checking accounts, savings accounts, and various time deposits ranging from daily money market accounts to long-term certificates of deposit. The company also offers a range of short-term and medium-term secured, and unsecured commercial loans; consumer loans, including secured loans for financing automobiles, home improvements, real estate, and other personal investments; real estate construction and acquisition loans; and residential mortgage and personal loans. In addition, it provides trust services, including investment management, personal trusts, custodial accounts, estate administration, and retirement plan asset management. The company provides investment services to individuals, families, employee benefit plans, non-profit organizations, and other enti ties. Further, it offers cash management services, remote deposit capture, Internet banking, electronic bill payment, non-cash deposit courier service, safe deposit boxes, travelers checks, direct deposit of payroll, the U.S. savings bonds, official bank checks, money orders, and automatic drafts for various accounts. As of March 31, 2010, the company had 10 banking offices and 12 ATMs in Savannah, Garden City, Skidaway Island, Whitemarsh Island, Pooler, and Richmond Hill, Georgia; and Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, South Carolina. It also had mortgage lending offices in Savannah, Richmond Hill, and Hilton Head Island; an investment management office in Savannah; and a loan production office in St. Simons Island, Georgia. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Savannah, Georgia.
Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2014: Bank Of Virginia(BOVA)
Bank of Virginia provides commercial and retail banking services to small- to medium-sized businesses, professional concerns, and individuals in the greater Richmond metropolitan region, Virginia. It offers a range of deposit services, including interest-bearing and non interest-bearing checking accounts, commercial accounts, savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, daily money market accounts, and longer-term certificates of deposit. The company?s loan portfolio consists of commercial real estate loans, construction and development real estate loans, residential real estate loans, and commercial loans, as well as consumer loans, such as secured and unsecured installment loans, revolving lines of credit, and home equity loans. In addition, it offers other banking services, including safe deposit boxes, cashier?s checks, banking by mail, direct deposit of payroll and social security checks, the U.S. Savings Bonds, and travelers? checks. Further, the company prov ides debit card and credit card services through a correspondent bank as an agent; and lines of credit, telephone banking, and PC/Internet delivery services. As of December 31, 2009, Bank of Virginia had five banking offices located in Chesterfield and Henrico Counties. The company was formerly known as The Community Bank of Virginia. Bank of Virginia was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Midlothian, Virginia. Bank of Virginia is a subsidiary of Cordia Bancorp Inc.