Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Stock that Rose 83% Today

The stock that went up 83% today was:

BioFuel Energy Corp. (BIOF)

which produces and sells ethanol and related products.

How to Buy a San Franciso House for $150

Yes, you read that right. One hundred and fifty dollars. And it's not a fixer-upper either. And it's not located in a bad area. What's the catch?

Well, first let me describe the house. The home totals over 4,300 square feet on three levels. The home features 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, gourmet chef’s kitchen and three car parking. The house is LEED Platinum certified with Cat-5 wiring. It is centrally located in San Francisco, in close proximity to Buena Vista Park, major shops and restaurants.

 OK, here's the catch. The house is being raffled off with each raffle ticket selling for $150 each. So all you need is to be the winning entrant.

However, even if you don't win first prize, there are plenty of other prizes, such as your choice between an Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz C 250 Coupe, BMW X3, or $45,000 cash as second prize.

Other prizes include vacations to Paris and Maui, Apple (AAPL) TVs, MacBook Airs, Samsung Google (GOOG) Chrome Notebooks, Amazon (AMZN) Kindle Fires, and numerous others.

Proceeds from the raffle support the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. More information about the raffle can be found at the San Francisco Dreamhouse Raffle website.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What Stock Doubled Today?

The stock that doubled today was ChinaNet Onlne Holdings (CNET), which spiked by 106%.



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Are You an Accredited Investor? San Francisco Launch Festival for Startups

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week, February 24, 25, and 26th, hundreds of startups are exhibiting at the Launch Festival in San Francisco at the San Francisco Design Center Concourse. The festival is where startups launch their business and raise money, and accredited investors look for potential venture capital investments.

There are numerous interesting and amazing startups that are exhibiting, including such companies as Virtuix Omni, which combines exercise with immersive gaming.


Then there is Pawly, which makes a dog toy that has a built-in microphone and speaker so you can talk to your pet wherever you are, take videos of your pet, and can even dispense treats. The company won the 2913 Global Startup Battle powered by Google.

The last day of the festival is Wednesday, February 26. More information about the event can be found at launch.co

This is the 8 Year Anniversary of Stockerblog.com !!!

Can you believe it? Stockerblog.com has been published for eight years. Eight years!!! Today is the eight year anniversary of Stockerblog.com.

How many other investment blogs have been in business for eight years? I can count them on two hands. One investment blog has published a list of about one hundred stock market related blogs with links, and 88 of them are out of business. When I say "out of business," I mean you reach a dead web page or the last blog published was over a year ago.

Anyway, thank you readers for you support!

How to Invest in Hockey


Viewers of the hockey events at the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi saw that Canada won gold medals for both men and women, and the United States garnered a silver medal for women's hockey. Since we are still in the middle of hockey season, investors are wondering if there is a way to play the hockey stock market. If you are looking to take a swing at hockey stocks, here are some worth watching.

Although a small part of their business, Bell Canada, a division of BCE Inc. (BCE), and Rogers Communications (RCE) own the Toronto Maple Leafs. BCE trades at 17 times earnings and yields 5.2%. Rogers Communications trades at 12 times earnings and pays a yield of 4.3%.

The Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League is owned by a company called Comcast-Spectacor, of which 63% is owned by Comcast (CMCSA). They also own the Wells Fargo Center where hockey is played. Comcast has a price earnings ratio of 20 and a yield of 1.8%.

The New York Rangers are owned by the Madison Square Garden Company (MSG).  They also own the Madison Square Garden sports and entertainment arena and the Hartford Wolf Pack, an AHL professional hockey team. Madison Square Garden has a forward P/E of 29.

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. (DKS) sells hockey equipment along with numerous types of other sporting goods. Dick’s has a P/E of 20 and a yield of 1.0%.

Sport Chalet Inc. (SPCHB) also sells hockey equipment along with other types of sporting goods including snowboarding, mountaineering, and SCUBA equipment. The company recently generated negative earnings. This is a very low cap stock that should be considered very speculative.

If you like sports related stocks, you should check out basketball stocks, tennis stocks, racecar motorsports stocks, and horse racing stocks.

Author does not own any of the above.

By Stockerblog.com

16 New Stocks Added to the WallStreetNewsNetwork.com Marijuana Stock List

New stocks in the marijuana industry continue to crop up (no pun intended). Existing companies are expanding into the cannabis field. And now investors are looking a major corporations that could benefit from the pot field, companies that have major market caps in excess of a billion dollars and pay yields.

Sixteen new stocks have been added to the Marijuana Stock List maintained at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

The stocks include the following:

 
AVT Inc. AVTC
 
Endocan ENDO
 
ENDEXX EDXC
 
Anything Tech. Media EXMT
 
Creative Edge Nutrition FITX
 
SK3 Group SKTO
 
SinglePoint SING
 
Cyber Kiosk Solutions CYBK
 
CannaBusiness Group CBGI
 
Petrotech Oil and Gas PTOG
 
AGCO Corp. AGCO
 
Rentech Nitrogen Partners RNF
 
CVR Partners UAN
 
Terra Nitrogen TNH

Primco Mgmt PMCM


Agrium
AGU

For a list of these and other marijuana stocks, along with financials and the marijuana connection, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: At the time the article was written, the author owned EAPH and PMCM.

By Stockerblog.com

Monday, February 24, 2014

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the First Week of March


  Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends'. This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.


In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, and the yield.

 
PDL BioPharma Inc PDLI  3/3 6.8%
Enerplus Corporation ERF  3/3 5.4%
Greenhill & Co. GHL  3/3 3.4%
Hancock Holdings HBHC  3/3 2.8%
HollyFrontier Corp HFC  3/3 2.5%
Stanley Black & Decker SWK  3/3 2.4%
Avery Dennison AVY  3/3 2.4%
Commerce Bankshares CBSH  3/3 2.1%


The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn't show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com. Most of the lists are free.

Dividend definitions:

Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.

Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.

Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Book now available: Buying Dividends Revised and Expanded

Book now available: Stock Market Trivia
A Great Gift!

Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sedo Auction Offering Several Business Domains

Sedo, the domain auction company, is offering numerous domain names, many of which are business related. You can see the listings here. The following are a selection of some of the business and investment related Internet domains they have for sale by auction, most of which are dot coms.

bubble.com

getprice.com

consulting.de

shoppingclub.de

sales.biz

laptops.ch

television.info

easytravel.com


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Trivia: What stock has the symbol BAGL?

Stock Market Trivia is a new feature at Stockerblog.com. The question of the day is:

What stock has the symbol BAGL? 


The answer is:

 Einstein Noah Restaurant Group. Inc., the company that owns several bagel restaurant chains.

More investment trivia can be found in the book:


Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fourth Week of February


  Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends'. This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.


In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, and the yield.

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Dominion Resources D  2/26 3.6%
Full Circle Capital Corporation FULL  2/26 12.2%
GATX Corp GMT  2/26 2.2%
Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ltd.  HLSS  2/26 8.0%
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Stellus Capital Investment Corp SCM  2/26 9.2%
STAG Industrial, Inc. STAG  2/26 5.8%
Student Transportation Inc STB  2/26 9.2%
Cushing Renaissance Fund SZC  2/26 6.6%
Trustmark Corp TRMK  2/26 3.6%
Associated Bancorp ASBC  2/27 2.1%
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Inc BAGL  2/27 3.4%


The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn't show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com. Most of the lists are free.

Dividend definitions:

Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.

Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.

Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Book now available: Buying Dividends Revised and Expanded

Book now available: Stock Market Trivia
A Great Gift!

Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Actress & Supermodel Stock Indexes Outperform the Dow Jones Industrial Average

Since 2007, I have been tracking the stocks connected to celebrities and put them in the form of celebrity stock indexes. (Is the plural of index indexes or indices? Actually, both are correct.) The connection can be anything from being the celebrity endorser for a company's products to starring in a film of a movie studio company. I recently updated the indexes for several actresses and supermodels, and the returns have been outstanding, compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average.


Last week, I wrote about how the Gisele Bündchen Stock Index was up 93% since 2007, compared to the Dow which was up 27%. Gisele is the famous and wealthy fashion model and actress, who is also a celebrity endorser of many products.


One of the other entertainers with an index is Victoria Beckham, also known as Posh Spice. Her index was up 53% over the last seven years. A couple of her stocks include Iconix Brand Group (ICON), which owns Rocawear, the urban clothing label for which she provided a celebrity endorsement, and V.F. Corporation (VFC), which owns Rock and Republic Enterprises, Inc., which has a range of jeans and other clothing created by Victoria Beckham.


Angelina Jolie, who is considered to be the the country's highest paid actress, also has a significant return on her index, up 40.5%. Her stocks include LVMH Moët Hennessy (LVMUY), for which she was the face of Louis Vuitton in 2011, a campaign that reportedly earned her approximately $10 million. Other stocks in the index include the studios that distributed films she starred, such as Time Warner (TWX) and Comcast (CMCSA).


The supermodel Heidi Klum has an index that rose 90.5%. She has been the spokesperson for McDonalds (MCD), Target (TGT), and Nike (NKE).

Heidi Klum Interview about the Stockerblog.com Stock Index


Nicole Kidman, who's index was up 53.9%, has starred in numerous films, and the motion picture distributors include Time Warner's (TWX) Warner Brother's which distributed Margot at the Wedding, The Invasion, Happy Feet, in which she did a voiceover, Eyes Wide Shut, Fur, plus the New Line Cinema division's The Golden Compass. Another Nicole stock is Disney (DIS). Its division, Miramax, distributed Cold Mountain, The Human Stain, and The Hours, all of which she starred in.

For a list of all the stocks in the celebrity stock indices, which includes the connection to the celebrity, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Author owned MCD, TWX, and DIS at the time the article was written. Angelina Jolie picture courtesy US Government/ Wikipedia. No celebrity endorsement expressed or implied.

By Stockerblog.com

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Investor's Paradox

If you have ever considered investing your money with a portfolio manager, a hedge fund, or a mutual fund, you should read The Investor's Paradox: The Power of Simplicity in a World of Overwhelming Choice by Brian Portnoy. The author delves into all the issues involved in choosing a money manager, especially considering the overwhelming amount of data available to review, the risk of Madoff type scammers, and the unreliability of track records.

Portnoy covers how the amount of choices available to investors is huge, and how many experts are really so-called experts who can't predict the future and can be overwhelmingly wrong. The examples he includes are great. For example, there are a few quotes in the book from Ben Bernanke, the former Federal Reserve Chairman. On January 10, 2008, shortly before the recession, Bernanke said, "The Federal Reserve is not currently forecasting a recession." (The recession actually began in December of 2007.)

Chapter 5 is a great read, which gives a very clear set of explanations about why so many people fell for Bernie Madoff, and how Madoff was so successful in raising money.

The author presents numerous research showing that active management was no better than buy and hold, or no better than chimpanzees throwing darts at a list of stocks. Portnoy does finish the book with some useful advice for investors choosing portfolio managers. If you are in that position, I recommend you read The Investor's Paradox: The Power of Simplicity in a World of Overwhelming Choice.

Friday, February 14, 2014

My Doctor Told Me to Drink Two Shots of Liquor a Day: Time to Buy Liquor Stocks?

 So I went to my doctor for a physical, and he happened to mention to me that it is OK to drink, and I should have a couple glasses a day. (I don't drink and haven't for a long time.) So I said to him, "You mean a couple glasses of red wine?"

Booze is Healthy

And he said, "No, any kind of alcoholic beverage: two glasses of white wine, two beers, two shots of whiskey, whatever." He told me that recent research has shown that very moderate amounts of alcohol of any type can be beneficial for your health.

Relax and Lose Weight

Studies have shown that liquor may help you lose weight, will help relax you (of course), and might even cure blindness. Investors who believe that booze stocks can benefit from these alcohol health benefits, have several choices to choose from. Based on the list of wine and liquor stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, there are over a dozen companies in the alcoholic beverage field, and several of them pay dividends.
 
Jim Beam

One example is Beam, Inc. (BEAM), which is an Illinois based company that produces bourbon whiskey, Scotch whisky, Canadian whisky, and other beverages under the brands of Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Sauza, Courvoisier, Canadian Club, Teacher’s, and Laphroaig. The stock trades at 37 times trailing earnings, has a forward price to earnings ratio of 27, and pays a yield of 1.1%. Earnings for the latest quarter were down 28.5% on a revenue increase of 6.8%.

Jack Daniel's

Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B) is another liquor distributor which is famous for its Jack Daniel's and Southern Comfort brands. The stock has a price-to-earnings ratio of 28, a forward P/E of 25, and provides a decent yield of 1.6%. Earnings for the latest quarter were up 19.1%, with a7.2 % boost in revenues.

 Johnnie Walker

Diageo (DEO) is a London based alcoholic beverage distributor that markets numerous brands of whiskey, including Johnnie Walker Scotch whiskey, Crown Royal Canadian whiskey, JeB Scotch whisky, Buchanan's Scotch whiskey, Windsor Premier Scotch whiskey, and Bushmills Irish whiskey. It also sells vodka, rum, and wine. The stock trades at 19 times trailing earnings, and 17 times forward earnings. It sports a higher-than-industry-average yield of 2.1%. Quarterly earnings rose 5.8% on flat revenues.

More Alcohol

For a free list of wine and liquor stocks, which you can download, sort, and update, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above stocks at the time the article was written. 
 
By Stockerblog.com

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Gisele Bündchen Stock Index Up 93%

Some people know of Gisele Bunchen as a Brazilian supermodel, some know of her as the wife of American football star Tom Brady, and some know her as an intelligent and successful businesswoman. In addition, she is a celebrity endorser and spokesperson for numerous products of many publicly traded companies. According to Forbes Magazine, Gisele is the top earning supermodel.

Up 93%

Based on the companies that Gisele has connections with, and putting those companies into a stock index, Gisele's stocks significantly outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 2007. The Gisele Index was up 93%, versus 27% for the Dow.

The following graph shows the return for the last seven years:




Beats the Dow Jones Industrial Average


Since 2010, her index return was almost double the Dow. The Gisele Index outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average since the beginning of the year, with Gisele up 2.9%, whereas the Dow was up only 2.1% over the same period of time. 

The Gisele Stocks

Most of the stocks in her index pay dividends. The stocks in the Gisele index include:

Volkswagon (VLKAY) She was the spokesperson for the Volkswagon TV commercials 

Ralph Lauren Corp. (RL) Advertising campaign face for Ralph Lauren

Telefonica Brasil (VIV) Celebrity endorsement - largest mobile phone service provider in Brazil and in South America

Procter & Gamble (PG) Celebrity endorsement, increased Pantene's sales in Brazil by 40%

Disney (DIS) Celebrity endorsement - appeared in the 'Year of a Million Dreams' celebration photoshoot

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMUY) Spring 2012 campaign for Givenchy

Free List

For a free list of stocks in the Gisele Stock Index, along with some financial information relating to the price earning ratios and yeilds, and the connection to Gisele, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Other Celebrity Stock Indexes

Other celebrity stock indexes you may be interested in include the Heidi Klum Stock Index, the Eva Longoria Stock Index, the Angelina Jolie Stock Index, the Jessica Alba Stock Index, the Nicole Kidman Stock Index, and the Supermodels Stock Indices.



Russell James Collector's Edition with Gisele Bundchen photoprint


Assumptions:
The Gisele Index is a price-weighted index, similar to the Dow Jones Industrial Average. It includes reinvested dividends.



Disclosure: Author owned DIS at the time the article was written. No celebrity endorsement expressed or implied.


By Stockerblog.com 


Monday, February 10, 2014

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Third Week of February


  Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends'. This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.


In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, and the yield.

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Archer Daniels Midland Co. ADM  2/18 2.4%
Autoliv Inc. ALV  2/18 2.4%
Ares Dynamic Credit Allocat ARDC  2/18 7.6%
Energizer Holdings ENR  2/18 2.0%
LTC Properties  LTC  2/18 4.7%
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Maxim Integrated Products MXIM  2/18 3.5%
Nordic American Tankers NAT  2/18 4.3%
Resources Connection Inc RECN  2/18 2.0%


The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn't show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com. Most of the lists are free.

Dividend definitions:

Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.

Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.

Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Book now available: Buying Dividends Revised and Expanded

Book now available: Stock Market Trivia
A Great Gift!

Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Top Valentine's Day Stocks

It is time to shop for your Valentine; Valentine's Day will be here before you know it, as it is Friday, February 14. So what stocks will benefit from this day of love? Companies that make chocolate, jewelry, flowers, greeting cards, and gift wrap.

If you don't have time to drive out and pick up some flowers, you can order some from 1-800-Flowers.com Inc. (FLWS). The comany is the largest publicly traded vendor of flowers, plus sells cookies, cakes, candy, wines, gift baskets, and other gifts for your valentine. The stock trades at 24 times trailing earnings and 15.9 times forward earnings. Earnings for the latest quarter were up 12.6% on a revenue rise of 5.3%.

The leading gift for valentines is considered by many to be chocolate. The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. (RMCF), based in Durango, Colorado creates and sells various types of chocolate candy including caramels, creams, mints, and truffles. The company was founded in 1981, has more than 300 franchise locations most states, and a few foreign countries. The trailing price to earnings ratio is 24, and the forward P/E is 16. Rocky Mountain pays a very generous dividend yield of 3.9%.

What valentine doesn't like jewelry. Tiffany (TIF), founded in 1837, is one of the top jewelry companies in the world, with more than 60 U.S. stores and numerous international locations. Something like a Tiffany Sapphire Diamond Platinum Necklace would make a nice gift. The stock trades at 24.2 times trailing earnings, and 20.4 times forward earnings. This stock also pays a dividend, with a yield of 1.6%.

CSS Industries Inc. (CSS) markets gift wrap, gift bags, boxed greeting cards, gift tags, tissue paper, decorations, and decorative ribbons and bows. The stock trades at 14 times trailing earnings, and pays a decent yield of 2.3%.

For more stocks that could increase sales from the Valentine experience, such as candy and chocolate stocks, check out the free lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. The lists can be downloaded, sorted, and updated.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Really, Really Cool Magic Trick: The Lottery Ticket Illusion

Magician Nate Staniforth performs the impossible and amazing 'Lottery Ticket Illusion.'Check it out. It's really cool.

 

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Puerto Rico Downgraded to Junk: Time to Buy Puerto Rico Stocks?


Standard & Poor's dropped the rating on Puerto Rico to BB+, which is considered junk status. A contrarian might think that now may be a good time to look at Puerto Rico stocks. Are there any stocks worth buying?

Some facts about Puerto Rico:
1. It is considered a high income country by the World Bank.
2. Its industries include petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and technology.
3. The country receives over 5 million tourists per year.
4. One third of the tourists are cruise ship passengers.
5. The UN Development Program rated it high for the Human Development Index.
6. If it were a country, it would rank in the top 90 of all countries in terms of Purchasing Power Parity.
7. If it were a country, it would rank in the top 50 of all countries in terms of GDP per capita.
8. It was claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1493 following Columbus' second voyage to the Americas.
9. According to the CIA Factbook, it has the potential for onshore and offshore oil.
10. Tourism has benefited from the U.S. passport law which had cut down on the number of visitors to other non-U.S. Caribbean islands.

According to the free list of Puerto Rican stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, most of the stocks are in the banking industry, a great play if you are looking for a turnaround.  However, some of these stocks are low cap, so they should be considered very speculative.

Oriental Financial Group Inc. (OFG), which trades on the NYSE, is a bank holding company which owns Oriental Bank and Trust. The stock trades at 16 times trailing earnings and seven times forward earnings. Earnings for the quarter ending September 30 were up 10.5% on an 18.3% rise in revenues. The company just reported earnings for the fourth quarter ending December 31, with earnings per share of $0.35 per share versus a loss of $0.53 per share. The stock has a dividend yield of 2.2% and pays quarterly.

Popular Inc. (BPOP), which trades on NASDAQ, is a financial holding company which owns Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, and provides banking, leasing, and insurance services. The P/E ratio is 4.6, with a forward P/E of 8.8. For the quarter ending December 31, earning were up an incredible 94.2% on a great 27.5% revenue boost.

For a list of other Puerto Rico stocks, which can be downloaded, sorted, and added to, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.
Author does not own any of the above.

By Stockerblog.com

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Second Week of February


  Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends'. This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.


In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, and the yield.

 
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Consolidated Edison ED  2/10 4.7%
MDC Holdings MDC  2/10 3.3%
Pitney Bowes Inc PBI-A  2/10 5.2%
Valero Energy Corporation VLO  2/10 2.0%
Western Refining, Inc. WNR  2/10 2.3%
Amgen AMGN  2/11 2.0%
Berkshire Hills Bancorp BHLB  2/11 2.9%


The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn't show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com. Most of the lists are free.

Dividend definitions:

Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.

Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.

Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Book now available: Buying Dividends Revised and Expanded

Book now available: Stock Market Trivia
A Great Gift!

Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Monday, February 03, 2014

Marijuana Airlines

The marijuana stocks have been on fire lately. No matter how tenuous the connection to medical marijuana or recreational marijuana or hemp, it has caused a lot of activity in the stocks. Whether it's growing supplies, processing transactions for dispensaries, or vending machines, extensive attention is given to these companies. The flurry has caused the Stockerblog.com Marijuana Stock Index to rise 30% in the last month, and an incredible 326% in the last two months, according to the index analysis at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Now the latest tenuous connections are the airlines that have a hub at Denver, Colorado, due to the huge increase in the number of travelers to Colorado to take advantage of the new law. There are actually several airlines that serve Denver, but three main airlines with hubs there. First, there is Frontier Airlines, which is privately owned.

Second, there is United Airlines, a division of United Consolidated Holdings (UAL). Denver is the western hub for the airline, which flies all over the United States. The stock trades at 29 times trailing earnings and eight times forward earnings. Revenues for the latest quarter were up 7.2%, and the company reported earnings of 1.53 per share.

The third airline with a Denver hub is the regional airline Great Lakes Airlines (GLUX), which flies to Phoenix, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and other major cities. For the quarter ended September 30, earnings were down 41.5% on a revenu drop of 15.4%.

To see a list of all the other marijuana related stocks, which includes a description of its business and connection, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author owns GLUX.

By Stockerblog.com

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Will Drone Delivered Beer Help Beer Stocks?

There is a microbrewery called Lakemaid Beer that provided an interesting service to its customers. It has delivered beer to fishermen on ice in the northern states using a drone. Check out the following video. However, the FAA has put a stop to the delivery for now.




If this idea does take off and the FAA eventually approves, will it help beer companies? Do beer companies really need help, as beer is receiving a lot of positive publicity, such as the research showing that beer can help you lose weight and treat diabetes.

Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) is a major producer of beer, with such brands as Budweiser, Stella Artois, Beck’s, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Bud Light, Michelob, Skol, Brahma, and Antarctica. It has a trailing price to earnings ratio of 11.5, a forward PE of 17.9. Earnings for the latest reported quarter were up 28% on a 14% rise in revenues. The stock pays a decent yield of 1.4%.

Boston Beer Company (SAM) make the popular Samuel Adams beer. SAM trades at 41 times trailing earnings and 32 times forward earnings. Earnings for the latest reported quarter were up 24% on a 30% boost in revenues. The stock does not pay a dividend.

Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) pays one of the highest yields of the group at 2.4%. It trades at 19.5 times trailing earnings and 13 times forward earnings.

Even if beer drones don't take off (no pun intended), beer drinkers will continue to drink beer.

To access a free list of all the beer stocks, five of which pay dividends, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author owns SAM. 

By Stockerblog.com