U.S. Hot Stocks: Hot Stocks to Watch
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NII Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD ) rose 34% to $3.05 on news its advanced Push-to-Talk app is now available in the United States on Apple Inc.’s (Nasdaq: AAPL ) iPhones. Plus, Plug Power Inc. (Nasdaq: PLUG ) spiked 68% to a 52-week high of $4.90 after inking a deal with FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX ) to develop hydrogen fuel cell extenders for 20 FedEx trucks.
Furthermore, it appears as though such a large discount is without merit — Merck looks financially sound and with encouraging prospects and, as with many of its pharma peers, benefits from substantial barriers to entry in the form of patents. Many investors (not Fools, of course) overlook patents, but they provide a great deal of revenue visibility and earnings stability. This means that major pharma players such as Merck are less likely to see profits substantially down over a three-year period, and this, in turn, provides investors with increased stability and more consistent returns over the long run. The exception, of course, is where blockbuster drugs lose their patents and become targets for generic-drug manufacturers, thereby reducing margins significantly.
Why Merck Is a Hot Stock
In reviewing what a few analysts picked for top stocks in 2006, some very interesting lessons come through. For instance, two of AOL Money analyst Hilary Kramer’s best picks for 2006 (out of 10) were PetroChina (NYSE: PTR ) and Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP ) , which returned 75.8% and 32.2%, respectively, in 2006, well above the S&P return of 15.2%. But also included in the list was Google (Nasdaq: GOOG ) — up only 9.0% — and Sirius Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI ) — actually down 48.0%. Zacks’ Dirk van Dijk also did well with CompanhiaVale do Rio Doce (NYSE: RIO ) and UBS (NYSE: UBS ) , which returned 41.4% and 26.8%, respectively.
Hot Penny Stocks This Week
Hot Stocks: Hot Stocks to Watch By Dow Jones Business News, January 15, 2014, 08:51:00 AM EDT Vote up Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Wednesday’s session are Bank of America Corp. ( BAC ), Chelsea Therapeutics International Ltd. ( CHTP ) and NuVasive Inc. (NUVA).
Analysts had expected 4.90 million existing home sales. Netflix ( NFLX ) was a bright spot for stocks. Netflix shares soared after the company surpassed expectations for fourth quarter earnings and subscribers, and offered an upbeat outlook for the first quarter. After the bell, Microsoft ( MSFT ), Starbucks ( SBUX ) and E*TRADE ( ETFC ) are expected to report results for the fourth quarter. Stocks & Offerings BERLIN (AP) Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden claimed in a new interview that the U.S.
Stocks tumble after mixed economic news in the U.S. and disappointing news on China’s economy rattle investors
The CFO indicated in an interview with CNBC that traffic was hurt during the holidays by the increase in online shopping. The slower holiday season growth did not stop Starbucks from raising its earnings guidance for 2014 though. E*Trade ( ETFC ) reported its highest earnings results in seven quarters, beating estimates by a penny. Revenue also beat estimates, but did slip from the previous year, down 4%. It’s been quite a comeback story for E*Trade which came incredibly close to collapse during the financial crisis after it attempted to sell mortgages and other credit products.
U.S. Hot Stocks: Hot Stocks to Watch
Procter & Gamble Co.’s (PG) fiscal second-quarter earnings fell 16% as the world’s largest consumer-products company reported sales that were nearly flat with a year ago. Core earnings, however, still beat Wall Street’s expectations. Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) agreed to acquire a Palm, IPAQ and Bitfone patent portfolio from Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ), which covers mobile operating system technologies.
Hot Stocks for 2007
PPL witnessed trading of 2.97 million shares and an increase of Rs2.13 to Rs221.22 per share. One analyst said that an increase in the share price of PPL was due to good results posted by the company this week. Engro Foods Limited also remained a hot stock of the day with an increase of Rs5.14 in its share price. EFoods remained a part of top ten volume leaders. One analyst said the share price of EFoods increased despite its poor result as buyers remained optimistic about the stocks potential.