Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Second Week of August


  

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends,' also commonly referred to as 'Dividend Capture.' 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.


Xilinx XLNX 4-Aug 2.8%
West Bancorporation WTBA 4-Aug 3.3%
Westfield Financial WFD 4-Aug 3.4%
MDC Holdings MDC 4-Aug 3.6%
Dime Bancorp DCOM  4-Aug 3.7%
Wayside Technology Group WSTG 4-Aug 3.9%

 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.

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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.



4 High Yield Stocks Selling Below 10 per Share

Many investors love low price stocks. They believe that the percentage gain potential on these stocks is much greater. In a way, it's true. The potential gain of a stock going from $50 a share to $100 a share is 100%. The potential gain of a stock going from $10 to $100 is 900%. Yet, what is important is what are the chances of getting that potential gain.

In any case, there are thousands of low price stocks to choose from, and many of them pay dividends. This is a good thing, as the dividends can help reduce volatility and returns your capital faster.

Here are four stocks selling for less than ten dollars a share, that have high yields and reasonable price to earnings ratios.

CTC Media (CTCM) is a Russian entertainment company which operates three television networks, and closed at 9.38 per share today. The dividends are paid quarterly and the stock provides investors with a yield of 6.6%. The stock trades at 9.5 times trailing earnings and 10.5 times forward earnings. Earnings rose 9.2% for the latest quarter.

If you would rather not invest in a Russian stock, there is PDL BioPharma (PDLI), based in Nevada, selling at 9.40. The company manages patents and royalties relating to monoclonal antibodies. Trailing price to earnings ratio is 5.4 and forward PE is 4.6. The stock yields 6.1%.

Valley National Bank (VLY) which is a New Jersey based company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange at 9.67 a share, pays dividends quarterly and yields 4.4%. Trailing PE is 14.4 and the forward PE is 15.1.

Star Gas Partners (SGU) is a master limited partnership in heating oil and propane distribution. The stock, which trades at 6.35, yields 5.7%. The stock trades at 8.4 times earnings.

If you enjoy reading about stock lists like this, you should check out the various lists of stocks in various industries at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. Most of the lists are free.

Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Monday, July 28, 2014

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the First Week of August


  

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends,' also commonly referred to as 'Dividend Capture.' 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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Cleco CP CNL 1-Aug 2.8%
Idacorp IDA 1-Aug 3.1%
Independent Bank Corp. IBCP 1-Aug 3.1%
First Niagara Financial FNFG 1-Aug 3.7%
Enerplus Corporation ERF 1-Aug 4.6%

 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.




Saturday, July 26, 2014

What Do You Think of Mark Cuban Saying He Will Sell Stocks of Companies that Move for Tax Reasons

Most people have heard of billionaire, Mark Cuban, a star investor on the Shark Tank TV show and owner of the Dallas Mavericks. There has been much in the news recently about companies that are moving their tax base out of the United States to other countries, in order to reduce taxes. Cuban has stated that if he owns the stock of such a company, he will sell it.

In a tweet on Twitter (TWTR) on July 25th, Cuban said "If I own stock in your company and you move offshore for tax reasons I'm selling your stock. There are enough investment choices here."

So there are a few issues here. First, what stocks does Cuban own? He is a major owner of Reading International (RDI), which is in the motion picture theater business and real estate business, and Immediatek (IMKI), which is in the online backup and file storage business. And I haven't seen anything in the news about those companies moving out of the US.

He bought one million share of J. C Penny (JCP) last year. He also owned the intellectual property company, often referred to a a patent troll firm, Vringo (VRNG) as of last year.

Unless he runs for office, or is a major shareholder (generally 10% or more), or discloses holdings in an interview, it is very difficult to find out all the stocks that he owns.

Now what do you think? Is it any big deal that some companies are moving to save on taxes? Is it a good thing or a bad thing? If so many companies are starting to do this, are corporate taxes to high? If we lower corporate taxes, will it encourage more companies to startup and/or move to the US?

Looking forward to your feedback.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Upcoming IPOs Through July

The following is a list of upcoming Initial Public Offerings through the end of July.


ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC. ATRA NASDAQ 7/24/14
SPARK ENERGY, INC. SPKE NASDAQ 7/24/14
MAPI - PHARMA LTD MAPI NASDAQ 7/24/14
TOWNSQUARE MEDIA, LLC TSQ NYSE 7/24/14
IMMUNE DESIGN CORP. IMDZ NASDAQ 7/24/14
INTERSECT ENT, INC. XENT NASDAQ 7/24/14
EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS, INC. LOCO NASDAQ 7/25/14
INNOCOLL AG INNL NASDAQ 7/25/14
ORION ENGINEERED CARBONS S.A R.L. OEC NYSE 7/25/14
ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC. WMS NYSE 7/25/14
OCULAR THERAPEUTIX, INC OCUL NASDAQ 7/25/14
CONTRAFECT CORP CFRXU NASDAQ 7/29/14
LANTHEUS HOLDINGS, INC. LNTH NASDAQ 7/30/14
WESTLAKE CHEMICAL PARTNERS LP WLKP NYSE 7/30/14
MACROCURE LTD. MCUR NASDAQ 7/31/14
TRANSOCEAN PARTNERS LLC RIGP NYSE 7/31/14
VASCULAR BIOGENICS LTD. VBLX NASDAQ 7/31/14
SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL SYF NYSE 7/31/14
CATALENT, INC. CTLT NYSE 7/31/14
AVALANCHE BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC. AAVL NASDAQ 7/31/14
HEALTHEQUITY INC HQY NASDAQ 7/31/14
TOBIRA THERAPEUTICS, INC. TBRA NASDAQ 7/31/14
MARINUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC MRNS NASDAQ  7/31/14

Top Cord Blood Stocks

Recently, a doctor who was diagnosed with leukemia was saved with a cord blood transplant. The doctor was an obstetrician who was unable to find a matching bone marrow donor.

Cord blood comes from the umbilical cords of babies, and contains a large amount of hematopoietic stem cells. Specialized cord blood banks store this blood. Cord blood stem cells are considered far superior to stem cells from bone marrow. The cord blood of a baby is preserved in the event it may be needed at some point in the future for treatment of possible cancer or genetic disease of the child or the child's siblings. Numerous diseases have been treated with cord blood. Information on cord blood and how it is collected, stored, and used, is available at CordBloodStocks.com.

Investors have a few options when investing in the cord blood industry. They can own the stocks of the cord blood banks, they can own the companies that use cord blood to develop cures, or they can own companies that produce extraction and storage products. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has come up with a list of 20 companies involved in the cord blood field.

One example is PerkinElmer, Inc. (PKI), which owns ViaCell, a Cambridge, Massachusetts company which sells ViaCord, a product which is used to preserve baby's umbilical cord blood. They also research and develop other therapeutic uses of umbilical cord blood-derived and adult-derived stem cells. The stock trades at 32 times trailing earnings and sports a yield of 0.6%.

Baxter International Inc. (BAX) makes blood collection bags for umbilical cord blood and develop adult stem-cell therapies. They also own a patent for assembling and methods to process cord blood in a sterile fashion to avoid exposure to bacterial contamination and to disburse the introduction of cryopreservation solution into cord blood at a desired rate, thereby avoiding damage or trauma to the cord blood cells. The stock has a trailing price to earnings ratio of 21 and pays a generous yield of 2.8%.

Celgene (CELG) is a New Jersey company that is involved in the discovery, production, and marketing of therapies designed to treat cancer and immune-inflammatory-related diseases. They own LifeBank USA, a cord blood bank. The stock has a trailing PE of 28.

Amgen Inc. (AMGN) is also funding research into cord blood extraction, preservation, and storage. The stock has a trailing PE of 20 and carries a yield of 2.0%.

For a free list of cord blood and stem cell stocks, which can be downloaded, updated, and sorted, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

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


By Stockerblog.com

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bargains in Multilevel Marketing Stocks

The multilevel marketing company, Herbalife Ltd. (HLF), a Los Angeles based company which markets weight management, nutritional supplement, and personal care products, tanked 11% today, Monday, at the close of the market, and down another 2% in after-market trading. This was due to short selling hedge fund manager Bill Ackman announcing that he will reveal tomorrow how Herbalife is a "massive fraud."

This has caused other MLM stocks to sink, creating some potential bargains. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has turned up a list of over a dozen multilevel marketing stocks, Multilevel marketing companies, or direct selling companies, which are also known as network marketing companies, operate by recruiting salespeople to sell their products. The salespeople receive commissions from their own sales and a portion of the sales of people recruited in their downline.

Herbalife could recover if it survives Ackman's attack. The stock trades at 12 ties trailing earnings and seven times forward earnings.

Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP) was down slightly. It is an Orlando, Florida based company which markets kitchen products, cosmetics and personal care products. The trailing P/E is 16, and forward P/E is 13. The stock sports a yield of 3.3%.

Avon Products Inc. (AVP) went down by 1.4% today. It is a New York based company which markets cosmetics, fragrances, skin care, and toiletry products, along with various other consumer products. It trades at 14 times forward earnings, and pays a yield of 1.6%.

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NUS) fell by almost 3%. It is a Provo, Utah based company which markets personal care products and nutritional supplements. The stock has a P/E of 10, and a yield of 1.8%.

USANA Health Sciences Inc. (USNA) dropped almost 7% today. It is a Salt Lake City based company which markets vitamins, minerals, skin products and personal care products. The stock has a P/E of 13, and a forward P/E of 10.

Mannatech Inc. (MTEX)  was down 3% today. It is a Texas based company which markets nutritional supplements, skin care products, and weight-management products. The company's P/E is 12.

For a free list of multilevel marketing stocks, which includes financial data, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. Also, check out the update to multilevel marketing stocks here.

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

By Fred Fuld at Stockerblog.com


Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fifth Week of July


  

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends,' also commonly referred to as 'Dividend Capture.' 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.


Bank of Montreal BMO  7/30 4.3%
Casey's Genl. Stores CASY  7/30 1.1%
Epiq Systems EPIQ  7/30 2.8%
Hasbro Inc. HAS  7/30 3.2%
Lifetime Brands LCUT  7/30 1.0%
Affiliated Managers MGR  7/30 6.7%
MOCON Inc. MOCO  7/30 2.8%
PetSmart PETM  7/30 1.3%
Pinnacle West Cap. PNW  7/30 4.0%


 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.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Top FREE Real Estate Investing Books

Interested in investing in real estate? There are plenty of free Kindle books available from Amazon to choose from. These are the top sellers at Amazon.

By the way, these free book offers are limited, so for any that you might have an interest in, I suggest that you download them now. As a matter of fact, one of the books I wanted to list changed to $8.95 by the time I finished writing this article, so I had to remove it from the list.

BiggerPockets Presents: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing


Real Estate Investing: How to Flip a House as a Real Estate Investor


The Ultimate Real Estate Investing Blueprint: How to Quit Your Job in 19 Weeks or Less


Real Estate Investing: How to Find Cash Buyers and Motivated Sellers


A BiggerPockets Guide: How to Rent Your House






Saturday, July 19, 2014

Top Defense and Aerospace Stocks

With the crash of the plane in Ukraine and the fighting going on in Gaza and Israel, investors are concerned about the possibility of an escalating war. The stock market dropped on Thursday but recovered on Friday. The VIX (VXX) which measures volatility, spiked 6% on Thursday.

Some of the defense and aerospace stocks have been moving during the last week, such as Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) which is up over 17% during the last week versus the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which was up less than 1%. Raytheon (RTN) was up 2% during the last week. According to the list of defense and aerospace stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, there are a dozen companies, with half paying dividends.

Northrop Grumman is a provider of aerospace products, electronics, and shipbuilding to the military, government, and commercial customers. The stock trades at 14 times trailing earnings, and 13 times forward earnings.  The stock sports a yield of 2.3%. Earnings were up 18.4% for the latest reported quarter, on a 4.2% drop in revenues.

Raytheon has six divisions: Integrated Defense Systems, Intelligence and Information Systems, Missile Systems, Network Centric Systems, Space and Airborne Systems, and Technical Services. The stock has a price to earnings ratio of 15, a forward PE of 12, and pays a yield of 2.5%. Quarterly earnings were up 22% on a 6% reduction in revenues.

Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) manufactures military aircraft, and air vehicles, including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the F-22 air dominance attack aircraft, and the F-16 multi-role fighter. The stock has a PE of 16, a forward PE of 14, and pays a yield of 3.2%. Earnings were up 22.6% for the latest quarter.

For a list of a dozen defense and aerospace stocks which has the symbol, PE, forward PE, yield, and country, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

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

By Stockerblog.com

Free Investment Books - Get Them Before the Offers Go Away

If you have a Kindle, there are lots of investing books available for free. However, the free offer may be limited for many of these books. So if you have any interest any of these, you should go ahead and get them now, because the zero dollar offer may not last. Here are the best sellers:

Retirement Solutions: Financial Strategies for Today's Retirees

The Forex ''Set & Forget'' Profit System

Never Work Again - Uncle Rich Teaches Stock Investing: Simple Methods to Succeed in Stock Market Investing

Money: How To Ensure Your Money, Wealth and Prosperity Success Forever

The Intelligent Investor: A new approach to business that will change your way of thinking

Bitcoin: The ultimate guide to buying, selling, mining and investing in bitcoins



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fourth Week of July


  

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends,' also commonly referred to as 'Dividend Capture.' 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.


Ace Limited ACE  7/21 2.5%
WisdomTree Trust AGZD  7/21 1.8%
Clorox Co. CLX  7/21 3.2%
Lowe's LOW  7/21 1.6%
Norwood Financial NWFL  7/21 4.2%
Pier 1 Imports, Inc. PIR  7/21 1.6%
VSE Corp VSEC  7/21 0.6%


 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.

Top Investing Books for Your Summer Reading

Here are the top selling investment books on Amazon. Great for summer reading.


Stock Market Investing for Beginners: Essentials to Start Investing Successfully

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Flash Boys

Investing for a Lifetime: Managing Wealth for the "New Normal"


Monday, July 14, 2014

Upcoming IPOs for the Next Couple Weeks

Here is a list of upcoming IPOs during the next couple weeks.


Company Name Symbol Market  Date
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION BILLING, CORP MTBC NASDAQ 7/15/14
MICROLIN BIO, INC. MCLB NASDAQ 7/16/14
TERRAFORM POWER, INC. TERP NASDAQ 7/18/14
SAGE THERAPEUTICS, INC. SAGE NASDAQ 7/18/14
GLOBANT S.A. GLOB NYSE 7/18/14
PFENEX INC. PFNX NYSE 7/18/14
TUBEMOGUL INC TUBE NASDAQ 7/18/14
TRUPANION INC. TRUP NYSE 7/18/14
CAREDX, INC. CDNA NASDAQ 7/18/14
ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC. ATRA NASDAQ 7/24/14
MAPI - PHARMA LTD MAPI NASDAQ 7/24/14

If you like interesting stock lists like this, check out WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Pets are Big Business - 3 Top Pet Stocks

Last year, Americans spent over $50 billion on their dogs and cats and birds and fish, based on information from the American Pet Products Association. People continue to spend money on their pets, even during economic downturns, since your pets still need food and shots.

Dogs and Cats are Big Business

According to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, investors have almost ten pet related stocks available to them.

Pet Toys and Food

On of the biggest companies in the pet supply arena is Petsmart Inc. (PETM) which trades at 17 times trailing earnings and 15 times future earnings.  The company sells pet food, toys, and other supplies at over 1,000 retail outlets. Earning for the latest quarter rose 1.3% on a 1.1% revenue rise. Investors receive a yield of 1.4%.

Drugs for Pets

One of the growing business area for pets is animal care. PetMed Express Inc. (PETS) is one of the major online pet pharmacies. The stock has a trailing price to earnings ratio of 15, and a forward PE of 14. Earnings were down 1.7% for the latest quarter. The stock provides a generous yield of 5.1%.


Hospitals for Animals

Check out the stock ticker for this company, VCA Inc. (WOOF). The company provides medical and surgical services in its animal hospitals. The company also offers laboratory services for animal hospitals and practices. The stock trades at 23 times trailing earnings and 17 times forward earnings. Earnings for the latest quarter increased by 11.7%, on a 2.5% rise in revenues.

More Pet Stocks

If you want to see a free list of pet and animal related stocks, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. The list has info on the PE, forward PE, PEG, and yield.

Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Thursday, July 10, 2014

the Stock That Went Up Over 23,000% in Less Than a Month

On June 16, 2014, Cynk Technology (CYNK) traded at 6 cents a share. Today it traded as high as 21.95 per share. This is an increase of 36,483%. Not bad for a three week investment. Even if you sold the stock at the close of the day at 13.90, the gain would be 23,067%. To put this in perspective, if you had invested $600 in the stock any time in late May or early June, your investment would be worth $139,000.

But that isn't the interesting thing about this company. Here are more details:

1. It had a market cap of almost $6 billion at the high, and at the close, a market cap of $4 billion.

2. The company is based in Belize. In case you aren't aware, Belize is a Central American country that is less than one tenth the size of Costa Rica by population.

3. The company reportedly has only one employee, the CEO. His former occupation was a Fisheries Officer for the Belize Government, who owns 72% of the shares. 72% of $4 billion is $2.88 billion. (Forbes, don't forget to add him to your billionaires list.)

4. The company was originally incorporated in Nevada under the name IntroBuzz.

5. The company has no revenues.

6. The company has no assets.

7. The company actually has a social network site, IntroBiz.com, which allows you to connect up with famous people for a price.

Is this the sign of a market bubble and are we now due for a correction? Well, last year on August 27, I wrote about a stock that was up 250,000% in one day! The Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 15,000 at that time. Now the Dow is around 17,000. Go figure.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Cosmetic Surgery Stocks are Looking Good

Over 75% of all people in the US have passed the age of 55, and they are looking for ways to reduce the aging process, whether naturally or artificially.

The Growth of the Cosmetic Surgery Industry

Over 3 million of those Americans have some form of cosmetic procedure each year. There have been significant strides in all types of cosmetic surgery procedures, that are now significantly quicker, safer, and with a quicker recovery period.

 There are about ten cosmetic surgery product companiest available to investors,  according to the free list at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. Some of these companies have no debt with lots of cash.

The Stock that Tripled in the Last Year and a Half

A perfect example is ZELTIQ Aesthetics (ZLTQ), which makes non-invasive products for the reduction of fat. Its primary product is the CoolSculpting System. The stock has gone from 5 a share in January of last year to almost 15 a share now. Actually the stock reached almost 25 a share in January of this year, so it has had a bit of a sell-off. Although the company is currently generating negative earnings, revenues spiked by 55% for the latest reported quarter.  One of the best features about the company is that it is debt free with $33 million in the bank.

More Cosmetic Surgery Stocks

Cynosure (CYNO) sells the  Smartlipo® LaserBodySculpting™ Workstations for treating localized fat deposits using a minimally invasive technique. The company also markets laser systems to treat cellulite, including Cellulaze, SmoothShapes XV, and Triactive. Another product is PicoSure, a picosecond instrument to remove tattoos. The stock trades at 14 times forward earnings. Revenues for the latest reported quarter jumped by 52%, although earnings dropped. The company has $121 million in cash amounting to $5.44 in cash per share.

PhotoMedex (PHMD) makes XTRAC laser products for psoriasis and vitiligo, NEOVA for premature skin aging, and Omnilux Light-emitting diode for wrinkles and acne. The stock has a price to earnings ratio of 23  and a forward PE of 15. It has $48 million in cash, with $2.57 in cash per share. Revenues declined 22.5% for the latest quarter.

Additional 'Looking Good' Stocks

To access a free list of the cosmetic surgery stocks, and stocks in related industries, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. The list includes the trailing PE, the forward PE, the yield, and the business.

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

By Stockerblog.com

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Third Week of July


  

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends,' also commonly referred to as 'Dividend Capture.' 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.


Chesapeake Energy CHK  7/14 1.1%
Idex Corp IEX  7/14 1.2%
Kadant Inc. KAI  7/14 1.6%
Sesa Sterlite Ltd ADR SSLT  7/14 0.9%
Saul Centers  REIT BFS  7/15 3.3%
Cracker Barrel CBRL  7/16 4.0%
Colgate-Palmolive CL  7/16 2.1%
Comtech Telecommunications CMTL  7/16 3.1%
CommonWealth  REIT CWHO  7/16 6.6%
Foot Locker FL  7/16 1.8%


 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.

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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.

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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.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Warren Buffett's 5 Largest Stock Holdings

Want to be a successful investor? Then maybe you should follow in the footsteps of the top successful investor and billionaire, Warren Buffett. Top money managers come and go but Buffett and his company, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) have stood the test of time. That's how he became the richest, second richest, and third richest man in the world, depending on what day it is. (He takes turns with Bill Gates and Carlos Slim.)

So there are a couple ways of doing what Buffett does.

1. You can buy Berkshire stock, if you want to pay $193,600 per share.

2. You can buy the B Shares of Berkshire (BRK-B) which are trading around $129 per share.

3. You can look at Buffett's holdings and pick and choose what you think are his best holdings.

4. Or last but not least, and the easiest way, instead of second guessing Warren, is to just invest in his five largest holdings.

So what are the 'big five'?

Wells Fargo (WFC)
Berkshire owns $23 billion of this stock

Coca Cola (KO)
$15.4 billion ownership or 14.6% of the company's outstanding shares

American Express (AXP)
$13.6 billion ownership or 12.9%

IBM (IBM)
$13 billion ownership or 12.1%

Wal-Mart (WMT)
$4.4 billion ownership or 4.2%

Now you know how to invest like a billionaire.



To see more of Warren Buffett's stockholdings, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author owns KO.

By Stockerblog.com

Pot Stocks Crash First Half of the Year: Time for a Turnaround in the Cannabis Industry?

During the last day or so, the stocks in the medical marijuana and recreational marijuana industry have moved up a bit. However, that move isn't anywhere near enough to make up for the losses in the stocks since the beginning of the year.


The Stockerblog.com Marijuana Stock index dropped 11% for the latest quarter versus the S&P 500, which was up 5% over the same time frame, according to the Marijuana Stock Index list at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. If you look at the returns from the beginning of the year, the returns are even worth, the the Marijuana Index down 32% with the S&P jumping 11%.

Sixteen of the twenty one stocks in the index were down. For example, Medbox (MDBX) tanked 51% since the beginning of the year, CannaVEST (CANV) is down 80%, and Medical Marijuana (MJNA) is down 46%.

One of the few successes is mCig (MCIG) which was up 52%. The company is in the business of electronic vaporizing cigarettes.

Will these stocks recover and reach the heights they had back in January and February? Maybe, maybe not. It will be interesting to see who the survivors are. In addition to the Marijuana Stock Index list at WSNN.com, there is also the Large List of Marijuana Stocks.

Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.

 By Stockerblog.com

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

3D Printer Stocks Printing Higher Stock Prices

Did you happen to see what the 3D printing stocks did? Today, Tuesday, the 3D printer stocks were up big time.  3D Systems (DDD) was up 6%, Stratasys (SSYS) was up over 2%, and Proto Labs (PRLB) was up almost 5%. Even the small cap companies were up. Organovo (ONVO) rose over 4% and Sigma Labs (SGLB) spiked 13%.

What caused this increase? Anything from a depressed industry finally participating in a rising market during the last couple months to positive news about vascular biologic 3D printing research to short covering to other rumors. Whatever the reason, the stocks are moving.

The problem with these stocks are that their price to earnings ratios are at atmospheric levels, assuming they even have earnings.  But that hasn't kept the Internet stocks and stocks of several other industries to continue to move higher without earnings. Plus strong revenue increases help propel the stocks. Investors have over two dozen 3D printing related stocks that are available on the list at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

The biggest pure play is 3D Systems (DDD), a Rock Hill, South Carolina based company, founded in 1986, which manufactures 3D printers. The stock trades at a very high 149 times current earnings and a little more reasonable yet still fairly high 53 times forward earnings. Earnings for the latest quarter dropped 17%% yet revenues jumped over 44%. The company has $306 million in cash, with $18.92 million in debt.

Another big 3D printer stock is Stratasys (SSYS), which produces three-dimensional printers, and rapid prototyping systems. This Minnesota based 3D printer was founded in 1989. The company currently has negative earnings but trades at 39 times forward earnings.  One nice feature about this company is that it is debt free with $607 million in cash. The  quarterly revenues increased by 55%.

Organovo (ONVO), founded in 2007,  specializes in 3D bioprinting technology, which is the printing of body parts. The company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $48 million, with debt of only $15 thousand. Quarterly revenues dropped by over 46% compared to last year.

Products that can be made with 3D printers include toys, cookies, even houses and cars. For a  list of all the 3-D printing companies, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author owns SGLB.

By Stockerblog.com