Friday, April 13, 2012

Good Stocks To Buy 2015

The Board of Directors of Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE: WTR) today declared a quarterly cash dividend payment of $0.165 per share payable on March 1, 2015, to all shareholders of record on February 17, 2015.
The March dividend payment of $0.165 per share is 6.5 percent higher than the dividend the company paid in March 2015 of $0.155 per share. Aqua has paid a consecutive quarterly dividend for more than 65 years.
Aqua America is one of the largest U.S.-based, publicly-traded water utilities and serves almost 3 million residents in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, Indiana, New York, Florida, Virginia, and Georgia. Aqua America is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WTR.

Good Stocks To Buy 2015:NetSol Technologies Inc. (NTWK)

 Netsol Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, and markets software products for the automobile finance and leasing, banking, healthcare, and financial services industries worldwide. It offers NetSol Financial Suite, which is an end-to-end solution that covers the leasing and finance cycle. The NetSol Financial Suite consist of software applications comprising Point of Sale, a front office processing system for the finance sector; Credit Application Processing System to handle the incoming credit applications from dealers, agents, brokers, and the direct sales force; Contract Management System to manage and maintain a contract; Wholesale Finance System to automate and manage the floor plan/bailment activities of dealerships; and Fleet Management System to handle fleet management needs. The NetSol Financial Suite also includes LeasePak that develops Web-enabled and Web-based tools for the leasing technology industry. In addition, the company offers LeaseSoft Portals and Modules; enterprise wide information systems, such as LRMIS, MTMIS, and Hospital Management Systems; accounting outsourcing services; and career and technology programs. Further, it provides portfolio management systems for the financial services industry; and consulting, custom development, systems integration, and technical services for the healthcare, insurance, real estate, and technology markets. Additionally, the company offers business intelligence, independent system review, information security, and software process improvement consulting services; maintenance and support, and project management services; and solutions for the defense and military forces. It serves Fortune 500 manufacturers, automakers, financial institutions, utilities, technology providers, and government agencies. The company was formerly known as NetSol International, Inc. and changed its name to NetSol Technologies, Inc. in March 2002. NetSol Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Calabasas, California.

Good Stocks To Buy 2015:China Ceramics Co. Ltd. (CCCL)

 China Ceramics Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of ceramic tiles used for exterior siding, interior flooring, and design in residential and commercial buildings primarily in the People's Republic of China. It offers porcelain tiles, glazed tiles, glazed porcelain tiles, rustic tiles, and ultra-thin tiles under the Hengda, Hengdeli, TOERTO, and WULIQIAO brand names. The company primarily sells its products through a distributor network, as well as directly to property developers. China Ceramics Co., Ltd. is based in Jinjiang City, the People's Republic of China.

Good Stocks To Buy 2015:Portland General Electric Company (POR)

 Portland General Electric Company operates as an integrated electric utility in Oregon. The company engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and retail sale of electricity. Its generating portfolio consists of thermal, hydro, and wind resources. The company also sells electricity and natural gas in the wholesale market to utilities, brokers, and power marketers in the western United States and Canada. As of March 31, 2011, it served approximately 821,193 residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The company was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Good Stocks To Buy 2015:Noble Energy Inc. (NBL)

 Noble Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States, West Africa, Eastern Mediterranean, the North Sea, and internationally. Its principal projects include the Central DJ Basin properties in the onshore US; Galapagos and Gunflint projects in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico; Tamar project in the offshore Israel; Aseng, Alen, and Diega/Carmen projects in the offshore Equatorial Guinea; and West Africa gas projects located in the offshore Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon. The company was founded in 1932 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Good Stocks To Buy 2015:O2Micro International Limited (OIIM)

 O2Micro International Limited designs, develops, and markets semiconductor components for power management and security applications, as well as systems security solutions. It offers power management and cardbus controller products, which include ICs to provide power for LCD and LED lighting, control and monitor battery charging and discharging, DC/DC conversion, provide connections between notebook computers and external plug-in cards, and provide select and switch functionality between power sources. The company also provides system security solutions, such as VPNs and firewalls, which provide security functions for communications between computer systems and networks, including the transmission of data across the Internet. It offers integrated circuits for consumer electronics, computer, and industrial and communications products, including LCD computer monitors, LCD televisions, notebook computers, Internet security devices, GPS, mobile phones, and portable DVD players. The company sells its products through its direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors to OEMs, ODMs, and module makers in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in George Town, the Cayman Islands.

Good Stocks To Buy 2015:Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN)

 Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and marketing of chicken, beef, pork, and prepared food products, as well as related allied products worldwide. The company?s Chicken segment involves in breeding and raising chickens, as well as processing live chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products. Its Beef segment processes live fed cattle and fabricates dressed beef carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts and case-ready products. The company?s Pork segment involves in the processing live market hogs; and fabricating pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal cuts and case-ready products. Its Prepared Foods segment manufactures and markets frozen and refrigerated food products comprising pepperoni, bacon, beef and pork pizza toppings, pizza crusts, flour and corn tortilla products, appetizers, prepared meals, ethnic foods, soups, sauces, side dishes, meat dishes, and processed meats. The company markets and sells its products to grocery retailers, grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, warehouse club stores, military commissaries, industrial food processing companies, chain restaurants or their distributors, international export companies, and domestic distributors, as well as to foodservice operations, such as plant and school cafeterias, convenience stores, hospitals, and other vendors. Tyson Foods, Inc. also offers its allied products to the manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and technical products, as well as to pork processors. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.

Good Stocks To Buy 2015:DRDGOLD Limited (DROOY)

 DRDGOLD Limited engages in the exploration, extraction, processing, and smelting of gold in South Africa. It holds interests in the Blyvoor mine; and the Crown gold surface tailings retreatment facility that reprocesses sand and slimes dumps, as well as involves in the surface retreatment operations. The company was incorporated in 1895 and is based in Roodepoort, South Africa.
Advisors' Opinion:
  • By At 2011-9-7
    With mining assets in South Africa, the company runs operations from exploration through to smelting.
    Shares are trading at $4.23 at the time of writing, toward the bottom end of their 52-week trading range of $3.96 to $6.23. At the current market price, the company is capitalized at $162.80 million. Earnings per share for the last fiscal year were $1.21, placing the shares on a price to earnings ratio of 3.49. It paid a dividend of $0.06 last year (a yield of 1.40%) which was covered over 20 times by its earnings.
    It has the lowest price-to-earnings ratio of the gold mining stocks, though its share price is being held back by recent employee unrest in the region. There is room for the company to increase its well-covered dividend, and that should be attractive to income investors. With gold prices increasing, and production costs likely to remain stable, DRDGold could be a stock worth investing in for the gearing that the safe haven value of its gold reserves offers to its potential earnings.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Nektar Therapeutics Positive Trend - NASDAQ:NKTR

Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of drug candidates that utilize its PEGylation and polymer conjugate technology platforms. Nektar Therapeutics witnessed volume of 4.38 million shares during last trade however it holds an average trading capacity of 1.24 million shares. NKTR last trade opened at $6.17 reached intraday low of $6.15 and went +6.84% up to close at $6.72.
NKTR has intra-day market capitalization $768.94 million and an enterprise value at $732.66 million. Trailing twelve months price to sales ratio of the stock was 7.13 while price to book ratio in most recent quarter was 3.12. In profitability ratios, net profit margin in past twelve months appeared at -117.87% whereas operating profit margin for the same period at -96.46%.
The company made a return on asset of -10.59% in past twelve months and return on equity of 0.94% for similar period. In the period of trailing 12 months it generated revenue amounted to $101.01 million gaining $0.94 revenue per share. Its year over year, quarterly growth of revenue was -28.60%.
According to preceding quarter balance sheet results, the company had $266.49 million cash in hand making cash per share at 2.33. The total of $230.21 million debt was there putting a total debt to equity ratio 99.74. Moreover its current ratio according to same quarter results was 1.07 and book value per share was 2.02.
Looking at the trading information, the stock price history displayed that its S&P500 52 Week Change illustrated -0.46% where the stock current price exhibited up beat from its 50 day moving average price of $5.40 and remained above from its 200 Day Moving Average price of $5.51.
NKTR holds 114.43 million outstanding shares with 95.49 million floating shares where insider possessed 6.87% and institutions kept 90.20%.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

(DFZ, MJS.V, NHPR, HOLI, SAPE) Stocks in Action by

RG Barry Corp. (Nasdaq:DFZ) plans to announced its third quarter/nine-month operating results and conduct a conference call and Webcast on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. The Company will issue a news release detailing its performance prior to the market open. Senior management will then discuss its operating results and business outlook during a conference call/webcast planned for 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. To listen via the Internet, log on to
R.G. Barry Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in designing, sourcing, marketing, and distributing accessory footwear products in North America. R.G. Barry Corporation was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Pickerington, Ohio.
Majestic Gold Corp. (MJS.V)
Since the beginning of recorded history, gold has been used in ornamentation, jewelry, and sculptures around the world. However, gold is not just used to make jewelry; it also has plenty of lesser known uses. For example, gold is used to make dental fillings, coins, circuitry, and much more.
Majestic Gold Corp. engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties in China. The company focuses on its gold project located in the prolific gold region of Song Jiagou in eastern Shandong Province. Majestic Gold Corp. is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
The industry uses of gold include making thread for embroidery, special reflective layers on expensive CDs, and insulation for automobiles. In photography, gold toners are used to alter the color of prints. Gold is used to make a protective coating on many artificial satellites because it is a good reflector of electromagnetic radiation. It is also used to make thermal protective faceplates for astronauts.
Majestic Gold Corp. is pleased to provide a progress update on the new mill construction for the company’s flagship Song Jiagou project.
The mill is in the commissioning stage a! nd has b egun running ore through the mill in order to access the efficiency of the mill. Majestic expects to run at an initial throughput rate of 3,000 tonnes per day and progressively move upwards towards full capacity of 6,000 tonnes per day once the mill is running at optimal efficiency.
In medicine, gold salts can be used to treat conditions like arthritis due to their anti-inflammatory properties. In dentistry, gold alloys are used for restorations like crowns and permanent bridges. Owing to its malleability, gold produces results that are more satisfactory than those produced by porcelain crowns. Colloidal gold is used in research in the fields of medicine, biology, and materials science.
Ore that has been stockpiled at the new mill in order to streamline the commissioning process is currently being processed as part of the commissioning stage. In addition, Majestic is pleased to announce that the tailings dam is fully completed and all tailings lines and water return systems are in place and now in use.
They are excited by the prospect of getting the new mill on line and being in a position to significantly increase production levels. This represents a significant milestone in their transition from exploration to production.
For more information about Majestic Gold Corp. visit its website:
National Health Partners, Inc. (NHPR)
Health care costs have been rising for several years. As health care costs continue to rise, there has been steady erosion in the proportion of workers covered under employer-based plans, as well as in the adequacy of such coverage. Workers forced to turn to the individual insurance market often find coverage unaffordable or unavailable, while families with employer coverage face ever-rising deductibles and other cost-sharing burdens.
National Health Partners, Inc. is a national healthcare savings organization that provides discount healthcare membership programs to uninsured a! nd under insured people through a national healthcare savings network called “CARExpress.” CARExpress is one of the largest networks of hospitals, doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other healthcare providers in the country and is comprised of over 1,000,000 medical professionals that belong to such PPOs as CareMark and Aetna.
The runaway cost of health care has long been a concern, largely because of the huge number of Americans — estimated at 47 million — who are uninsured. But health-care costs are re-emerging as an economic and political issue in part because of the role they play in the stubborn problem of stagnating wages.
The company’s primary target customer group is the 47 million Americans who have no health insurance of any kind. The company’s secondary target customer group includes the millions of Americans who lack complete health insurance coverage. The company is headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
National Health Partners, Inc. recently announced that it has signed a new agreement with a major marketing company that will significantly enhance the growth of its CARExpress membership base.
According to the Company, this deal, in combination with the previous partnership with Xpress Healthcare, will enable the company to build its membership base exponentially, initially generating in excess of an additional 2,000 new members per month. The new campaign is set to launch within the next few weeks and will provide a material positive impact on the company’s 2nd quarter sales.
National Health Partners anticipate that this new marketing agreement will provide a major impact on their overall sales not only for the 2nd quarter, but more importantly for the year. They look forward to building on the profits that they anticipate generating in 2011 that will be driven by substantial growth in sales of their CARExpress health discount programs. The combination of their substantial growth with their low price-to-equ! ity rati o should reflect itself in the price of their stock over the coming months.
For more information about National Health Partners, Inc visit its website
Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd (Nasdaq:HOLI) a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China, announced that it will report financial results for its fiscal 2011 third quarter ended on March 31, 2011 before the market opens on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. ET /9:00 p.m. Beijing Time on May 10, 2011, to discuss the financial results for the fiscal 2011 third quarter and its business outlook.
Hollysys Automation Technologies Limited provides automation and control technology and applications in the People�s Republic of China. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People�s Republic of China.
Sapient Corp. (Nasdaq:SAPE) announced that it will release results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 on Thursday, May 5, 2011 after the close of regular market hours. Following the release, Alan J. Herrick, Sapient’s president and chief executive officer, and Joseph S. Tibbetts, Jr., senior vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss the results in a conference call beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET, which will also be broadcast live via the Internet.
Sapient Corporation helps clients to leverage marketing and technology to transform their businesses. Sapient Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Monday, April 9, 2012

5 Great Stocks For February 2012

Many thanks to all of you who sent me an email with questions about your stocks. While there was no single company that seemed to be on everyone’s mind, there was a clear trend: Gold.
This week, I’ll cover three different precious metals companies to help show you the challenges and opportunities of the industry. But more importantly, I’m going to give you a clear buy signal for what I think is the very best stock to play the gold surge:

5 Great Stocks For February 2012:Kansas City Southern (KSU)

 Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the freight rail transportation business. It operates north/south rail between Kansas City, Missouri, and various ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas in the midwest and southeast regions of the United States. The company also operates direct rail passageway between Mexico City and Laredo in Texas, serving various Mexico?s industrial cities and 3 of its shipping ports; and a 157-mile rail line extending from Laredo, Texas to the port city of Corpus Christi, Texas, as well as owns the northern half of the rail bridge at Laredo, Texas. In addition, Kansas City Southern holds a concession to operate a 47-mile railroad located adjacent to the Panama Canal, as well as operates and promotes commuter and tourist passenger services. Further, the company operates a bulk materials handling facility with deep-water access to the Gulf of Mexico at Port Arthur, Texas that stores and transfers petroleum coke from rail cars to ships primarily for export; and a railroad wood tie treatment facility. It serves customers conducting business in various industries, including electric-generating utilities, chemical and petroleum products, industrial and consumer products, agriculture and mineral products, automotive products, and intermodal freight transportation. The company was formerly known as Kansas City Southern Industries, Inc. and changed its name to Kansas City Southern in 2002. Kansas City Southern was founded in 1962 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri.

5 Great Stocks For February 2012:Matthews International Corporation (MATW)

 Matthews International Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets memorialization products and brand solutions for the cemetery and funeral home industries in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company's Bronze segment offers cast bronze memorials and other memorialization products; and cast and etched architectural products, as well as builds mausoleums. Its Casket segment provides wood and metal caskets; and casket components, such as stamped metal parts, metal locking mechanisms for gasketed metal caskets, adjustable beds, interior panels, and plastic ornamental hardware, as well as provides assortment planning and merchandising, and display products to funeral service businesses. The company's Cremation segment offers cremation equipment; cremation caskets; equipment service and supplies; and cremation urns and memorial products, as well as offers environmental systems; crematory operations and management services; and cremation columbarium and niche units. Its Graphics Imaging segment provides brand management, pre-press services, printing plates, gravure cylinders, steel bases, embossing tools, special purpose machinery, engineering and print process assistance, print production management, digital asset management, content management, and package design services. The company's Marking Products segment offers a range of marking and coding products and related consumables, and industrial automation products for identifying, tracking, and conveying consumer and industrial products, components, and packaging containers. Its Merchandising Solutions segment provides merchandising displays and systems, such as permanent and temporary displays, custom store fixtures, brand concept shops, interactive kiosks, custom packaging, and screen and digitally printed promotional signage; and offers design and engineering services. The company was founded in 1850 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

5 Great Stocks For February 2012:Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation (ANH)

 Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It invests primarily in the United States agency mortgage-backed securities (agency MBS) guaranteed by the United States government, including pass-through certificates, collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs), and other types of MBS, such as mortgage derivative securities and mortgage warehouse participations, as well as in other mortgage related assets. The company's agency MBS portfolio includes adjustable-rate agency MBS, hybrid adjustable-rate agency MBS, fixed-rate Agency MBS, and agency floating-rate CMOs. It also invests in non-agency mortgage-backed securities comprising floating-rate CMOs. The company qualifies as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. As a REIT it would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation was founded in 1997 and is based in Santa Monica, California.

5 Great Stocks For February 2012:ONEOK Inc. (OKE)

 ONEOK, Inc., a diversified energy company, operates as a natural gas distributor primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: ONEOK Partners, Distribution, and Energy Services. The ONEOK Partners segment engages in gathering, processing, fractionating, transporting, storing, and marketing natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) principally in the Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain regions, which include Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma, Fort Worth Basin of Texas, Hugoton and Central Kansas Uplift Basins of Kansas, Williston Basin of Montana, and North Dakota and the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. This segment offers its services to oil and gas production companies; natural gas gathering and processing companies; petrochemical, refining, and NGL marketing companies; Local distribution companies (LDCs) and power generating companies; and natural gas marketing and NGL gathering companies, and propane distributors. The Distribution segment provides natural gas distribution services to residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation customers, as well as public authority customers, such as cities, governmental agencies, and schools in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. The Energy Services segment delivers physical natural gas products and risk management services through its network of contracted transportation and storage capacity, and natural gas supply. This segment?s customers primarily comprise LDCs, electric utilities, and industrial end users. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

5 Great Stocks For February 2012:Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (POT)

 Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. produces and sells fertilizers and related industrial and feed products primarily in the United States and Canada. The company mines and produces potash, which is used as fertilizer. It also offers solid and liquid phosphate fertilizers; animal feed supplements; and industrial acids that are used in food products and industrial processes. In addition, the company produces nitrogen fertilizers, as well as nitrogen feed and industrial products, including ammonia, urea, nitrogen solutions, ammonium nitrate, and nitric acid. Further, it holds the right to mine 785,759 acres of land in Saskatchewan; and 58,263 acres of land in New Brunswick in Canada. The company sells its fertilizers primarily to retailers, dealers, co-operatives, distributors, and other fertilizer producers; industrial products primarily to chemical product manufacturers; and purified phosphoric acid directly to consumers of the product. Potash Corporation was founded in 1953 and is based in Saskatoon, Canada.
Advisors' Opinion:
  • By Vita At 2012-2-23
    People need to eat. Potash increases the yield of fertilizer. And in an overpopulated world with people moving into urban areas (less farmers feeding more mouths), demand will spike for whatever can increase that yield. Potash's stock is closely correlated to prices of the product Potash. It's worth noting that the stock represents billionaire financier George Soros's third largest position. Goldman Sachs just raised its rating on the the stock, saying "Investors are likely underestima! ting the 2012 US demand recovery that could see staggering yoy [year-over-year] percent increases in volume given the depth of the 2011 reduction and the atypically weak fall consumption levels."
  • By Fabian At 2011-10-29
    Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT) produces fertilizers, agricultural
    chemicals and feed products — primarily its namesake “potash,” or potassium carbonate mixed with other nutrients. Though this company is down dramatically from its highs in 2008, I think POT has bottomed out and now investor sentiment is turning around.
    For instance, Potash’s moved 1.1 million tons of crop nutrients in the fourth quarter, which was down compared to the previous quarter, but the 23% slide was a dramatic improvement over the 65% decline for the full year. Potash has been struggling to find a right production target, and I feel like the company is close to an effective target.
    What’s more, potash prices could be on the rise globally after leading exporter Belarussian Potash Co. boosted prices by more than 6% in Brazil and Asia. That means companies like POT can also command a higher price — and deliver bigger profits going forward.
  • By Sam Collins At 2011-9-9
    Canadian integrated fertilizer and feed products company, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT), has been in a bull market since late 2008. Since then, it has risen from $18 to over $63.
    It is the world’s largest diversified fertilizer company and, thus, in a unique position to supply the needed nutrients to grow crops for Third World countries that are in need of grain products. Several research analysts have recently raised their opinion on POT from “hold” to “buy,” including Canaccord Genuity and Gleacher & Company. POT has also been the subject of takeover rumors, but thus far, nothing has developed.?
    Technically, the stock is in a long-term bull market. In December, POT broke out from a five-month consolidation, and last week, our in-house Collins-Bollinger Reversal (CBR) indicator issued a buy signal along with a buy from the slow stochastic. The two-month target for POT is $72, but it can be bought as a long-term position, as well.?