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  • Go for GGP’s Dividends, but Watch for J.C. Penney Exposure

    By Poonkulali Thangavelu - May 1, 2013 | Tickers: CBL, GGP, JCP, SPG, MAC

    After emerging from bankruptcy in 2010, General Growth Properties (NYSE: GGP) has been gaining strength. And as the economy gradually recovers and retail sales start to pick up as consumers gradually increase their spending, retail mall landlords such as General Growth stand to gain.

    The real estate investment trust owns and manages 144 regional malls, of which 18 are located in Brazil, for a grand total of about 135 million more »

  • Ride the Wells Fargo Stagecoach with Buffett

    By Poonkulali Thangavelu - February 27, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, C, JPM, WFC

    Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), a Berkshire Hathaway favorite, is well poised to benefit from economic recovery after posting strong financial results for 2012.  Taking note of this, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has recently added to its holdings of WFC, so that the stock now makes up 20 percent of its portfolio holdings.  Considering Wells Fargo’s improved prospects as the economic recovery gains momentum and housing continues to more »

  • Apple Lost Some Allure, But Still Worth a Bite

    By Poonkulali Thangavelu - February 6, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL

    After posting record revenue of $54.5 billion in its latest quarterly earnings report, up 18 percent from $46.3 billion for the comparable period of last year, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has lost favor with investors.

    Even though revenues are up for the period – the first quarter of Apple’s fiscal 2013, which ended Dec. 29, 2012, saw the company’s costs also rise resulting in net income stagnating at more »