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  • Rewarding Journey Ahead for This Data Company

    By Shweta Dubey - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, DTV, TDC

    After its first quarter results, Teradata (NYSE: TDC) dropped to $58, a 7% decline from its stock price six months ago. The company's total revenue received pressure from its Americas region, due to a decrease in the purchases from customers.

    Teradata reports its total revenue in three software segments: products, maintenance services, and consulting services. License sales of Teradata’s database and applications generate revenue for the product software more »

  • Buy These Leading Pharma Companies

    By Shweta Dubey - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: BMY, JNJ, PFE

    A recent EvaluatePharma report estimated the market for prescribed drugs will increase at an annual rate of 3.8% to $895 billion from 2012 to 2018. New patents and improvement in research and development will bolster companies’ portfolios, while a growing population and better access to healthcare will be key factors driving the market size for drugs. Pharmaceutical companies are working hard to capitalize on the growing market. Three such more »

  • Play the Chinese Market with These Three Game Developers

    By Shweta Dubey - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CYOU, GA, GAME

    According to IDC, China's gaming market will reach $22.01 billion, with a compound annual growth rate of 15.57% through 2017. With the proliferation of smartphones in China, there is enormous opportunity to capitalize on the mobile platform, compelling companies to develop products tuned to it. Along with mobile games, companies are also developing web games that users play in a browser. The web games market is currently more »

  • 3 Oil and Gas Companies with Plans For Growing Returns

    By Shweta Dubey - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: COP, PSX, RRC

    According to MarketLine, the global oil and gas market is expected to reach $3.7 trillion in 2015 with a compound annual growth rate of 7% from 2010. The rising prices have resulted in an increase in oil and gas production. Companies in the industry are adopting various measures to increase their revenues from oil and gas extraction. Three such companies are looking for growth opportunities to enhance their production more »

  • Don’t Overlook These Oil & Gas Companies

    By Shweta Dubey - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, MUR, TLM

    Selling assets is just part of the game for oil and gas companies. It helps them focus on their core business and raise funds for the development of other assets to achieve sustainable growth. Moreover, they can use cash received from the asset sales to reduce debt, which increases investor confidence. Let’s take a look at three oil and gas companies selling assets to attain long-term sustainable growth and more »

  • How You Can Benefit From Computer Peripheral Makers

    By Shweta Dubey - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: EFII, NICE, SSYS, VRNT

    The computer peripheral industry has been an important part of the overall computer hardware manufacturing industry. After a market decline in 2010, the computer peripheral industry has been growing steadily. The global market for this industry is estimated to reach $245 billion in 2015, growing at a rate of 7.9%. The consumer shift to the latest technology and economic recovery contributed to industry growth. Three computer peripheral companies are more »

  • Bet on This Communication Equipment Company for Rewarding Returns

    By Shweta Dubey - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: DTV, JBLU, BA, VSAT

    ViaSat (NASDAQ: VSAT) is one of the leading suppliers of space, aeronautical, and mobile communication systems. It generates revenue by providing these communication systems to the U.S. government, commercial markets, and broadband services to individual customers. It operates under the brand name Exede to provide satellite internet service. 

    Recently, ViaSat’s stock price traded at almost twice its value of a year ago. The hike in the share price more »

  • This Oil and Gas Company Is Expanding for the Better

    By Shweta Dubey - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, RRC, SWN

    Global oil and gas volume grew 16.3% to 73.8 billion barrels of oil equivalent, or boe, in 2010 and is expected to grow at the rate of 24.4% to reach 91.8 billion boe by 2015. In addition, natural gas production reached an all-time high of 3.929 trillion cubic feet in 2012. This momentum is going to help Southwestern Energy (NYSE: SWN), which is seeking growth more »

  • Top U.S. Health Insurance Companies Capitalizing on Reforms

    By Shweta Dubey - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: HUM, UNH, WLP

    After the recent introduction of healthcare reforms, the health insurance industry in the U.S. is expected to benefit from rising demand. Healthcare reforms such as the formation of health insurance exchanges and the government providing health insurance to citizens who cannot afford it will be the primary contributors to this growth. These reforms are expected to add 25 million U.S. citizens to the overall health insurance market. Three more »

  • 3 Lucrative Tech Buys for This Month

    By Shweta Dubey - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: ARUN, FNSR, JNPR

    According to MarketLine, the world network equipment industry is expected to grow to $184 billion in 2015, a 34% increase as compared to 2010. The reason for this growth is increasing Internet data demand, new trends, upgraded technology, and new products. This has encouraged telecommunication carriers and Internet service providers to upgrade their networks, driving the growth of networking companies. The following three networking and communications companies are focused on more »

  • Will Restaurant "Re-imaging" Increase Revenue?

    By Shweta Dubey - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: EAT, BKW, WEN

    The global restaurant industry is expected to witness a annualized growth rate of 7.2% over the next three years. Consequently, global restaurant revenue can increase from almost $2.5 trillion in 2011 to $3.5 trillion in 2016. Therefore, the companies in this sector are adopting various strategies to attract customers. Three companies are adopting a strategy to re-image their restaurants to enhance customer experience, which should drive sales more »

  • What to Do About Steel Investing

    By Shweta Dubey - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: MT, PKX, X

    This year, the global steel industry is facing the overcapacity issues. Most steel mills are running at 70% capacity while still slugging out of the economic downturn. There is a silver lining, however, in the form of rising demand from growing economies like India, China, Thailand, and South Korea. This growth in demand is expected to benefit the steel producers in terms of price, revenue, and margin.

    Here are three more »

  • Buy These High Performing Companies This Month

    By Shweta Dubey - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: HTZ, OIBR, SBAC

    An upsurge in the stock price of a company indicates high performance and strong growth prospects. These companies are financially strong and provide good returns to investors. In this article, I have picked two such companies from the rental and leasing sector, which provided more than 35% in returns last year to investors. Both companies are large cap companies expanding to increase their market presence. Are these companies capable of more »

  • Hot Food and Hot Growth From Three Restaurant Companies

    By Shweta Dubey - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: BWLD, DNKN, WEN

    According to the U.S. National Restaurant Association, restaurant sales will reach $660.5 billion this year with 3.8% year-over-year growth. The recovery in the U.S. economy provides good prospects for the restaurant industry. The relative increase in customer confidence that comes with economic recovery has encouraged these companies to accelerate unit expansion and remodeling initiatives. Will these three restaurant companies find success in adopting strategies like unit more »

  • Why Investing in These 2 Homebuilders Is a Good Idea

    By Shweta Dubey - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, LEN, PHM

    Thanks to recovery in the U.S. housing market, the housing industry will witness an upsurge in growth in the years to come.

    The nation's demand for homes will range between 1.2 million to 1.5 million a year, and home builders are gearing up to fulfill the demand. The companies discussed in this article are all from housing industry, and they are capitalizing on the market’s more »

  • 3 Equipment Manufacturers to Watch

    By Shweta Dubey - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: AOS, NJ, RBC

    According to MarketLine, the global electric equipment market is expected to expand 4% per year from 2010-2015 and is expected to reach $220 billion by 2015. The economic downturn affected the industrial equipment industry, but with the recovery and increase in economic activities, the demand for industrial products has boosted. Housing recovery, high orders from auto companies, and the growing manufacturing sector are the main drivers of this growth. Let more »

  • Two Grocery Companies to Buy, One to Avoid

    By Shweta Dubey - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: CASY, SWY, TFM

    World food retail market performance will grow at an estimated CAGR of 5.5% for the period of 2011-2016, a slight decline from 5.7% for the period 2007-2011. Grocery stores are facing stiff competition and price wars. Companies are battling these obstacles with strategies like expansion and store remodeling.

    Three grocery stores are currently working on these strategies, which will improve their margins as well as profitability.

    Strategic initiatives more »

  • Media and Entertainment Companies Ready to Roll Out the Red Carpet

    By Shweta Dubey - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: CNK, LGF, RGC

    The U.S. media and entertainment industry is expected to reach $632 billion in 2017 up from $479.23 billion in 2012. Technological developments, films popularity, and rising individual income level are all fueling industry growth. In this article, three companies from the industry are adopting various strategies like screen expansion, acquisition, and technology updates to keep pace with the growth. Let’s discuss them in detail.

    Television production growth more »

  • Pile Up Your Portfolio with These Paper Companies

    By Shweta Dubey - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: UFS, IP, KS

    Over the past century, paper and paper products has become the most globalized commodity. Global demand for paper products is expected to reach 453 million metric tons by 2015. Let’s find out the long-term strategies adopted by these companies to meet increasing demands and generate higher revenues.

    Improving U.S. housing market will drive in revenue

    On July 18, 2013, KapStone (NYSE: KS) completed the acquisition of Longview for more »

  • 3 Financial Services Companies Riding the Recovery

    By Shweta Dubey - July 28, 2013 | Tickers: AXP, BLK, LAZ

    Financial service companies experience constant change due to new regulation, political uncertainty, and market consolidation. After the financial crisis of 2008, global leaders implemented various regulations like the Financial Stability Board, or FSB. These regulations have brought financial stability to financial institutions across the globe.

    With improving economies around the world, the outlook for the financial industry is also improving. In this article, I have discussed three companies that are more »

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