According to Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's (NASDAQ: INTC ) PC business, there are a whopping 500 million consumer or business PCs that are four years or older. To put this number in perspective, worldwide PC shipments are good for about 350 million units each year. Undoubtedly, getting these users to upgrade to new PCs would be a major boon for the entire PC industry. But given the explosive rise of affordable mobile computing devices, it isn't looking promising that 500 million existing PC users will directly translate into 500 million new PC purchases.
Tipping the scales
Naturally, Intel hopes it can tip the scale back in the PC's favor with the upcoming release Intel Bay Trail, its next-generation Atom processor, which will allow device makers to produce affordable, yet power-efficient 2-in-1 hybrid devices and touch-enabled laptops. According to Skaugen, entry-level 2-in-1s should start at $400, while touch-enabled laptops are expected to start around $300, and both should be available around the holiday season. Considering the average selling price of a tablet is expected to be $381 at the end of the year, the PC may once again become palatable to consumers.
Best Cheap Companies To Own In Right Now: iShares International Select Dividend ETF (IDV)
iShares Dow Jones EPAC Select Dividend Index Fund (the Fund) is an exchange-traded fund that seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Dow Jones EPAC Select Dividend Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of a selected group of equity securities issued by companies that have provided relatively high dividend yields on a consistent basis over time. The Index consists of 100 of the highest dividend-yielding securities (excluding real estate investment trusts (REITs)) in the Dow Jones World Developed-Ex. U.S. Index, an index representative of the Europe, Pacific, Asia and Canada (EPAC) regions, which covers developed markets, excluding the United States. To be included in the Index, the securities must have paid dividends in each of the previous three years; must have a previous year�� dividend per share, which is greater than or equal to its three year average dividend payout ratio; must have a five-year average dividend per share, which is less than or equal to 1.5 times the five-year average dividend payout ratio of the corresponding Dow Jones country index, and must have a minimum three-month average daily trading volume of $3,000,000 a day. The Index is reviewed annually.
The Fund invests in securities of companies that are located in or whose securities are principally traded in the markets of the EPAC regions. The Fund generally will invest at least 90% of its assets in component securities and in depositary receipts representing such securities. The Fund may invest up to 10% of its assets in certain futures, options and swap contracts, cash and cash equivalents, including money market mutual funds. The Fund will only concentrate its investments in a particular industry or group of industries to approximately the same extent that its Index is so concentrated. The Fund�� investment advisor is Barclays Global Fund Advisors. The Fund�� index provider is Dow Jones & Company, Inc. The index provider determines the rel! ative weightings of the securities in the Index and publishes information regarding the market value of the Index.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Selena Maranjian]
Exchange-traded funds offer a convenient way to invest in sectors or niches that interest you. If you'd like to add some international dividend-paying stocks to your portfolio but don't have the time or expertise to hand-pick a few, the iShares Dow Jones International Select Div ETF (NYSEMKT: IDV ) could save you a lot of trouble. Instead of trying to figure out which companies will perform best, you can use this ETF to invest in lots of them simultaneously.
ETFs often sport lower expense ratios than their mutual fund cousins. The iShares ETF's expense ratio -- its annual fee -- is a relatively low 0.50% -- and it recently yielded more than 5%!
This ETF has performed �well, outstripping the MSCI EAFE index over the past three and five years. As with most investments, of course, we can't expect outstanding performances in every quarter or year. Investors with conviction need to wait for their holdings to deliver.
- [By Jim Powell]
At the minimum, your family trust should hold the iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index (DVY). I also think you should consider the iShares International Select Dividend Fund (IDV) that invests in foreign companies with good payment histories.
Top 10 Promising Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Astellas Pharma Inc (ALPMY.PK)Astellas Pharma Inc. is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the pharmaceutical business. The Company is involved in the manufacture and sale of pharmaceutical products in Japan, the United States, Europe, China, Korea and Taiwan, through its subsidiaries. Its main products include immunosuppressive drug Prograf, overactive bladder agent Vesicare, Protopic ointment for atopic dermatitis, Harnal for prostatic and urethral smooth muscle, and antimycotic agent Funguard, among others. It also provides pharmaceutical products for gastritis, chronic hepatitis C, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoporosis, hypertension, schizophrenia, rheumatoid arthritis, agrypnia, atopic dermatitis and other diseases. Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Henry Kawabe]
Seattle Genetic is currently collaborating on 22 different ADC drug trials in various stages of testing with twelve different pharmaceutical companies, including nine with Genentech (RHHBY.OB), two with AbbVie (ABBV), two with Agensys (ALPMY.PK), and one with Pfizer (PFE). To date, these ADC collaborations have generated more than $225 million for Seattle Genetics and have the potential to generate more than $3.5 billion in milestone payments plus royalties.
Top 10 Promising Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sutor Technology Group Ltd (SUTR)
Sutor Technology Group Limited, incorporated on May 1, 1997, manufacture fine finished steel products. The Company utilizes a range of processes and technological methodologies to converts steel manufactured by third parties into fine finished steel products. The Company's product offerings are focused on finished steel products, specifically hot-dip galvanized steel (HDG steel), and pre-painted galvanized steel, or PPGI. In addition, the Company produces acid pickled steel (AP steel), and cold-rolled steel. The Company's three operating segments are categorized according to the Company's three operating subsidiaries, which include Changshu Huaye, which manufactures and sells HDG steel and PPGI products; Jiangsu Cold-Rolled, which manufactures and sells HDG steel, AP steel and cold-rolled steel, and Ningbo Zhehua, which manufactures and sells welded steel pipe products.
The Company sells its products to customers who operate primarily in the solar energy, appliances, automobile, construction, infrastructure, medical equipment and water resource industries. The Company's primary export markets are Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and South America. The Company's manufacturing facilities, located in Changshu, China, have three HDG steel production lines, one PPGI production line, one AP steel production line and one cold-rolled steel line. The Company's products include HDG steel, PPGI, AP steel, cold-rolled steel and welded steel pipe products. The Company's HDG steel and PPGI products are primarily manufactured by Changshu Huaye and the Company's AP steel and cold-rolled steel products are primarily manufactured by Jiangsu Cold-Rolled.
The Company manufactures corrosion-resistant and zinc-coated HDG steel in different dimensions and using different materials and specifications by its customers. HDG steel products are manufactured from steel substrate of cold-rolled or hot-rolled pickled coils by applying zinc to the surface of the material to enhance its! corrosion protection. HDG steel products are principally used in the electrical household appliances and construction markets. Sales of HDG steel products amounted to approximately 451,269 MT in fiscal year 2012, representing approximately 63.8% of the Company's total revenue. The Company's HDG steel products are manufactured by Changshu Huaye and Jiangsu Cold-Rolled. Changshu Huaye produces only HDG of cold-rolled steel.
PPGI products are made to order based on customer specifications. The Company's PPGI products��specification generally ranges from 700mm to 1250mm in width and from 0.2mm to 1.2mm in thickness. The Company's PPGI products are used in solar energy, appliances and construction materials. The Company produces its PPGI by color-coating on HDG of cold-rolled steel and then coating them in various colors according to customer requirements. The Company's PPGI production line is equipped with the twice baking and coating technology, which together with indirect heating, enhances the color coated layers adhesion to the galvanized zinc layer.
Acid pickling is a process that removes scales and oxides from the steel surface by pickling, cold rolling and annealing. AP steel products are used as a raw material for cold-rolled steel strip, HDG steel, as well as components of automobile and manufacturing equipment. AP steel products come in several different dimensions and using different materials and different specifications.
Full-Hard, Cold-rolled Steel Products
Full-hard cold-rolled steel strips are treated in an annealing process and are used to produce HDG of cold-rolled steel. The Company produces full-hard cold-rolled steel strips through a reverse cold rolling mill.
Welded Steel Pipe Products
The Company's subsidiary Ningbo Zhehua has one advanced Joint Center of Excellence (JCOE) production line for large-diameter, double-side, submerged-arc welded steel pipes, t! hree US L! incoln production lines for spiral seam, double-side, submerged-arc welded steel pipes, and two REF production lines for roll-bending, double-side, submerged-arc welded steel pipes. Ningbo Zhehua is specialized in manufacturing large-diameter, double-side, submerged-arc welded steel pipes and spiral seam steel pipes. The finished products are used for oil and gas transmission, municipal water supply projects, sewage treatment projects, and piling.
The Company competes with ArcelorMittal and Posco Steel.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By James E. Brumley]
To tell the truth, I had almost forgotten about Sutor Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:SUTR) after posting my "right stock, wrong time" speech back on the 9th. While I loved the way SUTR had broken past a horizontal ceiling at $1.83 after several weeks' worth of trying, the bullish move itself was a little overheated and looked like it was setting up a near-term pullback. Only after that dip would the stock be a healthy buy again.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Sutor Technology Group (NASDAQ: SUTR) is projected to report its Q4 earnings at $0.10 per share on revenue of $152.96 million.
Le Gaga Holdings (NASDAQ: GAGA) is estimated to report its Q4 earnings.
Top 10 Promising Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Century Peak Metals Holdings Corp (CPM)Century Peak Metals Holdings Corporation is engaged in promoting, operating, managing, holding, acquiring or investing in corporations or entities that are engaged in mining activities or mining-related activities. It also invests in real estate development and energy. Its subsidiaries include Century Peak Corporation (CPC), Century Hua Guang Smelting Incorporated (CHGSI), Century Sidewide Smelting Inc. (CSSI) and Century Summit Carrier, Inc. (CSCI). The principal activities of CPC is to invest in and engage in the business of operating and mining of mineral resources in the Philippines, such as iron ore, copper, gold, silver, lead, manganese, chromites, nickel etc. and prospecting, exploring, milling, concentrating, converting, smelting, treating, refining and manufacturing, and preparing for the market. Advisors' Opinion:
- [By kcpl]
Corning is focusing on its growth strategies. Management had already discussed in the previous quarter that it plans to quickly integrate Corning Precision Materials (CPM) in Korea in order to realize synergies, gain further cost advantages, and increase its flexibility of glass supply. The company completed its acquisition of CPM in the first quarter. As a result of this acquisition, its display sales improved 55% to $1 billion.
Top 10 Promising Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Transmontaigne Partners L.P. (TLP)
TransMontaigne Partners L.P. operates as a terminaling and transportation company. It provides integrated terminaling, storage, transportation, and related services for customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of light refined petroleum products, heavy refined petroleum products, crude oil, chemicals, fertilizers, and other liquid products. The company operates along the Gulf Coast, in the Midwest, in Brownsville, Texas, along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, and in the southeastern United States. As of December 31, 2010, it operated 7 refined product terminals in Florida with an aggregate storage capacity of approximately 7.1 million barrels; a 67-mile interstate refined products pipeline between Missouri and Arkansas and 3 refined product terminals with approximately 0.6 million barrels of aggregate active storage capacity; 2 refined product terminals located in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, as well as Rogers, Arkansas with an aggregate active storage capacity of appr oximately 407,000 barrels; and 1 refined product terminal in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with an aggregate active storage capacity of approximately 158,000 barrels. The company also operated 1 refined product terminal in Brownsville, Texas with an aggregate active storage capacity of approximately 2.2 million barrels; 1 refined product terminal located in Matamoros, Mexico with an aggregate active LPG storage capacity of approximately 7,000 barrels; a pipeline from Brownsville facilities to its terminal in Matamoros, Mexico; 12 refined product terminals along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers with an aggregate active storage capacity of approximately 2.5 million barrels, as well as a dock facility; and 22 refined product terminals along the Colonial and Plantation pipelines with an aggregate active storage capacity of approximately 9.3 million barrels. TransMontaigne GP L.L.C. serves as the general partner of the company. TransMontaigne Partners L.P. was founded in 2005 and is bas ed in Denver, Colorado.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Seth Jayson]
Transmontaigne Partners (NYSE: TLP ) is expected to report Q2 earnings around July 16. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Transmontaigne Partners's revenues will increase 5.5% and EPS will compress -23.9%.
- [By Eric Volkman]
TransMontaigne Partners (NYSE: TLP ) is drilling into the market to raise in the neighborhood of $60 million. The company has floated 1.45 million of its common units in an underwritten public offering priced at $43.32 per unit. The company's underwriters have also been granted a 30-day purchase option for up to an additional 217,500 units.
- [By Anna Prior]
NGL Energy Partners LP(NGL), which bought oil-storage company TransMontaigne Inc. from Morgan Stanley (MS) (MS) last week, said it is offering to buy the outstanding units of TransMontaigne Partners LP(TLP) (TLP) in a one-for-one exchange of common units.
Top 10 Promising Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CECO Environmental Corp.(CECE)
CECO Environmental Corp. provides air-pollution control technology products and services worldwide. The company offers engineered equipment, cyclones, scrubbers, dampers, diverters, regenerative thermal oxidizers, component parts, and monitoring and managing services. Its Engineered Equipment Technology and Parts Group segment provides air handling equipment and systems for filtering, cooling, heating, and capturing emissions in the metal industries; systems for corrosion protection, fugitive emissions control, evaporative cooling, and other ventilation and air handling applications; and fume exhaust systems that provide control of oil mist and fumes, as well as remove liquid particles and vapor phase emissions from rolling mill, machining, and other oil mist generating processes. This segment also markets a strip cooler under the JET*STAR name designed to cool metal strip coatings. The company?s Contracting/Services Group segment offers oil mist collection, dust collecti on, industrial exhaust, chip collection, make-up air, and automotive spray booth systems, as well as industrial and process piping, and other industrial sheet metal works. This segment also engages in fabricating parts, engineered subassemblies, and customized products for air pollution and non-air pollution systems from sheet, plate, and structurals. Its Component Parts Group segment manufactures and markets component parts for industrial air systems to contractors, distributors, and dealers. The company markets its products and services under the Kirk & Blum, CECO Filters, Busch International, CECO Abatement Systems, KB Duct, Effox, Fisher-Klosterman, Buell, A.V.C., FKI, and Flextor names. It serves aerospace, brick, cement, steel, ceramics, metalworking, printing, paper, food, foundries, utilities, metal plating, woodworking, chemicals, glass, automotive, ethanol, pharmaceuticals, and refining industries. CECO Environmental Corp. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered i n Cincinnati, Ohio.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Seth Jayson]
Calling all cash flows
When you are trying to buy the market's best stocks, it's worth checking up on your companies' free cash flow once a quarter or so, to see whether it bears any relationship to the net income in the headlines. That's what we do with this series. Today, we're checking in on CECO Environmental (Nasdaq: CECE ) , whose recent revenue and earnings are plotted below.
Top 10 Promising Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation(PVH)
PVH Corp. designs and markets branded dress shirts, neckwear, sportswear, footwear, and other related products worldwide. The company?s Calvin Klein Licensing segment licenses Calvin Klein Collection, ck Calvin Klein, and Calvin Klein brands for sportswear, jeanswear, underwear, fragrances, eyewear, men?s tailored clothing, women?s suits and dresses, hosiery, socks, footwear, swimwear, jewelry, watches, outerwear, handbags, leather goods, home furnishings, and accessories; and to operate retail stores. Its Wholesale Dress Furnishings segment markets dress shirts and neckwear principally under the ARROW, Calvin Klein, ck Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Collection, IZOD, Eagle, Sean John, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, JOE Joseph Abboud, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, Elie Tahari, J. Garcia, and MICHAEL Michael Kors brands. The company?s Wholesale Sportswear and Related Products segment offers sportswear, including men?s knit and w oven sport shirts, sweaters, bottoms, swimwear, boxers, and outerwear principally under the IZOD, Van Heusen, ARROW, Geoffrey Beene, Timberland, and Calvin Klein brands; and women?s sportswear, including knit and woven sport shirts, sweaters, bottoms, and outerwear under the IZOD brand. Its Retail Apparel and Related Products segment provides men?s dress shirts; neckwear and underwear; men?s and women?s suit separates; men?s and women?s sportswear, including woven and knit shirts, sweaters, bottoms, and outerwear; men?s and women?s accessories; sportswear; and men?s fragrance. The company?s Retail Footwear and Related Products segment offers casual and dress shoes for men, women, and children; and apparel and accessories. The company was formerly known as Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation and changed its name to PVH Corp. in June, 2011. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in New York, New York.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By ovenerio]
The company has a current ROE of 19.24% which is higher than the one exhibited by PVH Corp. (PVH) and the industry median. In general, analysts consider ROE ratios in the 15-20% range as representing attractive levels for investment. So for investors looking at higher levels of ROE, VF Corp. (VFC) and Hanesbrand Inc. (HBI) could be the options. Coach Inc. (COH) and Michael Kors have very good ratios. It is very important to understand this metric before investing and it is important to look at the trend in ROE over time.
- [By Rick Munarriz]
Shares of PVH (NYSE: PVH ) climbed better than 8% after the branded apparel giant behind Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein dressed up a blowout quarterly report.
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PVH Corp.(PVH) swung to a loss in the fiscal fourth quarter as the clothing company faced charges tied to its acquisition of Warnaco Group Inc., a deal that helped boost revenue. Adjusted earnings topped the company’s own forecast. Shares edged up 2.8% to $120.50 premarket.