Sharmistha Banerjee

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  • Quench Your Thirst

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - October 5, 2012 | Tickers: BUD, SAM, ABV

    I have always been fascinated by the so called “value stocks” for they make excellent long term investments. By value stocks I mean a strong reliability factor depending on net revenue growth history, a strong balance sheet and performance in totality. The Beverage sector of late has been a subject of tremendous significance to me. The three key business issues: financial performance, sustainability, and brand equity drive this sector.

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  • Lucrative Deals Behind Unhealthy Eating

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - October 4, 2012 | Tickers: JACK, MCD, YUM

    A lot of serious research has been done on potential links between fast food and health risks, but has that stopped the fast food industry from expanding? Not a chance.

    Fast food has infiltrated every nook and cranny of American society. Americans now spend more money on fast food than on higher education, personal computers, computer software, or new cars. Today, about half of the money used to buy food more »

  • Colourful Investments

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - October 4, 2012 | Tickers: RPM, SHW, VAL

    Spurring sales of new construction and existing homes have climbed up 9.5% in August, to $187,400. In relation to this, builders and related stocks have also surged new heights. The Paints and Coatings Industry have significantly blossomed this year, primarily as a result of this boom. What interested me in this study is a group of companies who have unique distribution platform, balance sheet strength, strong liquidity, and more »

  • The Glitter In The Jewellery

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - October 4, 2012 | Tickers: SIG, TIF, ZLC

    There is an increased awareness brewing about the retail jewellery market. As per Nasdaq the industry is at +68.05 which considers a real good observation. The retail fine jewellery industry is divided into two types of enterprises: chain stores and independents, with chain stores being predominant. A strong economy and low unemployment had served to boost the sale of luxury goods, including jewellery, as the industry headed into 2000s more »

  • Obamacare--How To Profit

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - October 3, 2012 | Tickers: HCA, THC, UHS

    Hospital stocks have performed well amid expectations that Obamacare will survive as his chances of re-election look better. Hospitals will see more patients with health insurance which increases the pool of customers by 10% in the coming year. This massive health insurance coverage expansion is about to unfold in the U.S, beginning  in 2014, and is expected to benefit providers uniquely since the coverage expansion will yield fewer uninsured more »

  • Biotech Industry On The Upswing

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - October 3, 2012 | Tickers: REGN, SNY, VRTX

    There’s a huge surge at a record-setting pace in biotech employment at hundreds of companies, a recent survey shows. It’s estimated the industrial biotechnology sector will create 100,000 jobs in the United States during the next five years. The survey shows that hiring demand over the next 12 months among these companies is expected to be strongest for molecular/cell biologists, chemists, chemical engineers, fermentation specialists and more »

  • Evaluation of Women Leaders

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - October 3, 2012 | Tickers: FB, GM, IBM

    With changing times and workforce trends, more and more women are breaking the glass ceiling to actually lead. More women are taking up leadership roles, and are proving themselves as able and competent visionaries. Unlike male leaders, the reference point for a good leadership has been inadequately defined for women leaders. The traditional and concretely defined gender roles in the society have also influenced the research and findings on women more »

  • Soaring Penny Stocks

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - October 2, 2012 | Tickers: FOLD, CPRX, TGX

    I am particularly smitten with health care penny stocks. Investing in so-called penny stocks is certainly attractive. But rampant speculation followed by investment in unregulated market can lead the portfolio to go haywire. Therefore extensive research and understanding the business is of real importance rather than being taken for a ride. Penny stocks have a solid reputation for being a risky investment; however, if the potential rewards excite you, then more »

  • Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - October 2, 2012 | Tickers: FDX, FWRD, UPS

    There is concern over the recent significant underperformance within the Transport Sector. Transport stocks, despite retreating fuel prices, have been on a bumpy road for weeks. The sector is typically seen as a leading indicator for the broader equities market. It features prominently in the Dow Theory, one of the oldest market timing tools out there.

    The economic bellwethers FedEx (NYSE: FDX) and United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are encountering more »

  • Major Bulls in the Electrical Industry

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - October 2, 2012 | Tickers: GE, PHG, SI

    With the industrial production growing at a healthy pace, boosted by strong manufacturing, and mining, the utility productivity is in high demand in this core area and is driving the industry to accelerated growth. The industry has been flourishing with an expected growth rate of 7%. The electrical industry greatly contributes to economic growth and job creation.

    World over the use of electrical goods is now quite prevalent with nations more »

  • How Technology is Changing Banking

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - September 29, 2012 | Tickers: BAC, C, WFC

    The marriage of banking and technology has made our lives easier. The banking environment has become highly competitive today. To be able to survive and grow in the changing market environment banks are going for the latest technologies, which is being perceived as an ‘enabling resource’ that can help in developing learner and more flexible structure that can respond quickly to the dynamics of a fast changing market scenario. It more »

  • P&C- The Next Big Thing

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - September 28, 2012 | Tickers: ACE, AIG, BRK-A

    It is a known fact that Insurance is big business throughout the world without which, no modern economy can move forward. Even though the scenario is challenging and volatile, it is just a matter of time when the market forces will be ruled by the Insurance sector.

    The Emerging Sector

    Natural catastrophes like earthquakes tornadoes and floods plague the industry at large. Calamities in 2011 produced $105 billion in insured more »

  • Generating Momentum – The Generic Way

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - September 27, 2012 | Tickers: ACT, MYL, TEVA

    I'm a big fan of pharmaceutical companies that hold a considerable amount of promise as they are great drivers of growth in this depressed economy and belong to the niche potential sector in the market today. When it comes to investing it’s wise to analyze the stocks in the manufacturing sector of the generic drugs.

    The movers

    Approximately 70% of all prescriptions in the U.S. are filled more »

  • Rains After a Long Spell of Drought

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - September 26, 2012 | Tickers: KBH, PHM, TOL

    Optimism among the nation’s home builders climbed in September for the fifth straight month to reach the highest level in more than six years. Existing home sales have risen at the quickest pace in almost 2 years, while homebuilder sentiment has also increased to six-year highs. This closely watched index rose its highest level since 2006.  It is said that several builders expects growth in housing activity in a more »

  • Clash of the Titans—the Raging Tablet War

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - September 26, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, GOOG

    The huge success of the Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7 has goaded Apple to launch the iPad Mini. Right from the moment Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) had launched Kindle Fire there has been talk that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is also planning to launch its iPad Mini. Bloggers expect Apple will hold a major event in mid-October to show it, and then begin selling it by Nov. 1 more »

  • Stem Cell Therapy—Breakthrough in Health Paradigm

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - September 25, 2012 | Tickers: NBS, OSIR, PSTI

    Far-reaching accomplishments in the biotechnology sector meet its most ambitious expectations, stem cell therapy. The birth of this new industry has boosted the enthusiasm and energy of investors and has brought unprecedented capability and optimistic predictions. New developments in regenerative medicine are bringing about exciting, novel approaches to create therapies for hard to treat diseases. The biotechnology industry has been soaring in 2012 as companies both large and small have more »

  • Kindle Shown the Door

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - September 24, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, TGT, WMT

    Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) has pulled the plug on Amazon.com’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Kindle.

    The move echoes its closest national competitor Target Corporation’s (NYSE: TGT) decision to stop offering the Kindle in May this year. However Wal-Mart will continue to offer its customers a broad assortment of tablets and e-readers and accessories like such as Apple’s iPad tablets and Barnes & Noble’s Nook  at a variety of great more »

  • Healthcare is Here to Stay

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - September 21, 2012 | Tickers: AET, KRFT, MOH, GTS, UNH, UAM

    According to Morgan Stanley; Healthcare is an attractive sector in the U.S and rates the reasons as achievable earnings estimates, rich cash flows, and modest valuations.

    Dow average dumps Kraft Foods (NASDAQ: KRFT) for UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH). The second oldest most closely watched U.S. benchmark said it was dropping Kraft because it is about to become a much smaller company after spinning off its North American grocery more »

  • Spectacular Growth Prospects

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - September 18, 2012 | Tickers: ALXN, REGN, SPPI

    The biotechnology industry is fuelling mobility and economic growth and it is expected to show a strong upward momentum in the future. Many investors once considered biotech stocks untouchable, but all that is about to change.  

    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SPPI) a small, fast growing company which has achieved almost quadruple its revenue is gradually getting its due recognition in the biotechnology industry. The strengths and opportunities outnumber the weaknesses and more »

  • BPM: The Success Story

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - September 14, 2012 | Tickers: BCS, IBM, ORCL, ERIC

    Business process management (BPM) is a programming solution which makes it easy for companies to codify their current processes, automate their execution, and monitor their current performance while focusing on aligning all aspects of an organization. This not only enables companies to be more efficient and manage end to end operations but also improves business sustainability by reducing the cost of operations. ”Fire Fighting” becomes history and challenges become attainable more »

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