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  • Apple is a Strong Buy: Why?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, SSNLF, SNE

    Out of 13 Wall Street analysts evaluating Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), ten recommend a Buy, two indicate an Outperform rating, whereas the one prefers the neutral Hold rating. What is a reason for giving Apple a Buy rating now?

    Declining pricing power and decelerating sales

    I believe the Apple is slowly but surely losing its pricing power. Both the iPad and iPhone have faced consistent declines in their prices and both more »

  • Aluminum Corporation: Should Yield-hungry Investors Stay Away?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AA, ACH, FCX

    Introduction

    If you're looking for growth in the basic materials sector, should you invest in Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (NYSE: ACH) right now to reap solid benefits in the future? In this article, I will deliver a clearer picture on where Aluminum stands to help you see possible potential and risks you may face in the future. 

    Business updates

    Aluminum Corporation is a producer of alumina and primary more »

  • Which Energy Services Giant Can Make You Rich?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: BHI, HAL, SLB

    Investors engaged in the eternal search for the “next big thing” who were lucky enough to stumble upon the oil and gas industry have been handsomely rewarded to date. In this article, I aim to deliver a clearer picture on where the energy services  giants  -  Halliburton (NYSE: HAL), Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB) and Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI) - stand. My argument makes a largely statistical case for suggesting which stock is the more »

  • Which Chemical Stock Is the Best Bet for Your Portfolio?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: DD, FF, DOW

    Chemical giants DuPont (NYSE: DD) and Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) are shifting their production mix toward agriculture in order to fuel growth. At the same time, FutureFuel (NYSE: FF) has a good opportunity to gain market share with its biofuel products. So, which of these chemical companies are best positioned for growth keeping their strategies in mind? 

    Business updates

    FutureFuel is a leading manufacturer of premium biofuels and organic more »

  • Which Aluminum Stock is the Best Bet for Profits?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 11, 2013 | Tickers: ACN, AA, FCX

    Investors engaged in the eternal search for the “next big thing” who were lucky enough to stumble upon the aluminum industry have been handsomely rewarded to date. In this article, I aim to deliver a clearer picture on where the aluminum stocks - Aluminum Corporation (NYSE: ACN), Alcoa (NYSE: AA) and Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE: FCX) - stand. My argument makes a largely statistical case for suggesting which stock is the best more »

  • Broadcom: To Buy or Not to Buy?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, INTC, QCOM

     Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) has earned a reputation for technological innovation and excellence, but it was not enough to protect its stock from a serious decline after its second quarter earnings release on July 24. Less-than-stellar results from the company’s wireless chip segment and lower guidance sent investors to the exits, dropping the share price about 15%.

    Rumors abound that both Apple and Samsung plan to produce their own chips more »

  • Which Chemical Stock is the Best Bet for Your Porfolio?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: DD, FF, DOW

    Chemical giants DuPont (NYSE: DD) and Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) are shifting their production mixes toward agriculture in order to fuel their billion-dollar companies.  At the same time, FutureFuel (NYSE: FF)  has a good opportunity to gain market share with its biofuel products.   In this article, I aim to deliver a clearer picture on where these three chemicals  indeed stand. My argument makes a largely statistical case for suggesting which more »

  • Which Computer Systems Stock Can Make You Really Rich?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, XONE, SSYS

    Investors engaged in the eternal search for the “next big thing” who were lucky enough to stumble upon the emerging technology of 3D printing have been handsomely rewarded to date. In this article, I aim to deliver a clearer picture on where the computer systems stocks - 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD), Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS), ExOne (NASDAQ: XONE) - stand. My argument makes a largely statistical case for suggesting which stock is the more »

  • Which Auto Parts Supplier Can Make You Rich?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 3, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, DORM

    Recovering from the global recession of 2009, the US auto industry followed the growth trend. This led to growth in the auto-parts industry as this market provides products to complement the auto industry. In this article, I aim to deliver a clearer picture on where the suppliers of auto parts and accessories - Dorman Products (NASDAQ: DORM), AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) - stand. My argument makes a largely more »

  • Can AFC Enterprises Make You Rich?

    By Marina Avilkina - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: AFCE, PNRA, YUM

     Think you can spice up your portfolio with a seasoned fast food stock such as AFC Enterprises (NASDAQ: AFCE), operator of Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen? Of course, you’re aware that so-called “fast-casual” restaurants like Corner Bakery Cafe, Five Guys and Panera Bread are the trendy choice of diners these days as they eschew the lower quality food available from fast food chains. Over the past several years, fast food more »

  • Can Your Portfolio Take Flight with Air Methods?

    By Marina Avilkina - July 30, 2013

    If you're looking for growth in the pharmacy benefit management industry, which medical services company should you invest in? In this article, I aim to deliver a clearer picture on where Air Methods and its peers stand. Our argument makes a largely statistical case for suggesting whether the Air Methods stock is a smart bet for your profits.

    Air Methods (NASDAQ: AIRM) is America’s largest provider of medical more »

  • Which Utilities Company Can Make You Rich?

    By Marina Avilkina - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: AEP, DUK, GXP

    For many years, utility stocks have been considered solid and reliable investments. Customer electricity demand grows, and utilities benefit while investors feel excited. However, those times may be about to change. In this article, I aim to deliver a clearer picture on where the utilities Great Plains Energy (NYSE: GXP),  Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) and  American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) stand. My argument makes a largely statistical case for suggesting more »

  • Which Medical Services Leader is the Best Bet for Profits?

    By Marina Avilkina - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: AIRM, ESRX, UNH

    Air Methods (NASDAQ: AIRM), UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) are in a niche category of medical services. Should you invest in Air Methods to reap solid benefits in the future? Or do you think UnitedHealth can transform your investment into a profitable one? Is Express Scripts the right stock to invest in now? The following article focuses on the answers to these questions.

    Business updates

    Air more »

  • Which Industrials Can Make You Rich?

    By Marina Avilkina - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: GE, MNTX, SI

    Manitex International (NASDAQ: MNTX), General Electric (NYSE: GE)  and Siemens (NYSE: SI)  are facing difficult business conditions in Europe due to unfavorable macroeconomic conditions, while the North American market is their core-strength.  In this article, I aim to deliver a clearer picture on where the industrials stand. Our argument makes a largely statistical case for suggesting which stock is the best bet for your profits. 

    Business updates

    Manitex International is more »

  • Which Solar Stock Can Best Drive Your Profits?

    By Marina Avilkina - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: CSIQ, STP, TSL

    Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ), Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) and Suntech Power Holdings (NYSE: STP) are suffering from the torrid supply-demand conditions prevalent in the solar energy market these days. In this article, I aim to deliver a clearer picture on where these solar energy companies stand. This will make a largely statistical case for which stock is the best bet for your profits.

    Business updates

    Canadian Solar has managed more »

  • Which Auto Parts Supplier Can Make Your Rich?

    By Marina Avilkina - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, DORM

    Recovering from the global recession of 2009,  the US auto industry follows the growth trend  leading to growth in the auto parts industry, as this industry provides products to compliment the auto industry. In this article, I aim to deliver a clearer picture on where the suppliers of  auto parts and accessories - Dorman Products (NASDAQ: DORM), AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) - stand. Our argument makes a largely more »

  • Can Utilities Make You Rich?

    By Marina Avilkina - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: D, NEE, NWE

    The utility industry has a great source of steady returns in the long term as this sector provides consistent recurring revenues and strong cash flow. In this article, we will consider three outstanding utilities - NorthWestern (NYSE: NWE), NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) and Dominion Resources (NYSE: D) - in order to pick the strong growing utility that will help you preserve your money, while earning a solid dividend

    Business updates

    NorthWestern is more »

  • Which Car Producer Could Best Drive Your Investment?

    By Marina Avilkina - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM

     With the housing market stabilizing and global demand picking up, the North American car industry looks to finally be getting a breather as it witnesses positive quarterly results. However, the car makers cater to not only America, but also to Europe and rest of the world.

    Toyota Motors (NYSE: TM) , Ford (NYSE: F), and General Motors (NYSE: GM) are experiencing contrasting fortunes across the world and have had their share more »

  • Mobile Operators: Which is the Best Bet for Profits?

    By Marina Avilkina - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: T, CHL, VZ

    With a declining number of new mobile subscriptions, is China Mobile (NYSE: CHL) able to earn you profits on your hard earned money? Сan AT&T (NYSE: T) help you realize gains? Is Verizon (NYSE: VZ) communications a better option to invest in? The following article scrutinizes all the above-mentioned companies to give you the answers to these questions.

    Recent events

    China Mobile is the largest mobile service provider in more »

  • Which Tech Stock is the Best Buy for Profits?

    By Marina Avilkina - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT

    Should you invest in Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) to reap the rewards of a technological breakthrough? Or do you think Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) can transform your investment into a profitable one? Is Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) the best stock to invest in? The following article focuses on the answers to these questions.

    Recent events

    Apple experienced a massive dip in its quarter-over-quarter revenues in the first quarter. A couple of factors at more »

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