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  • Freeport-McMoRan Will Rise Above Copper Troubles

    By cris vicari - July 17, 2012 | Tickers: FCX, NEM, SCCO

    Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) is the world's lowest cost copper producer, as well as one of the largest producers of gold. They are headquartered in the United States, but their largest mine is the Grasberg mine in Indonesia. As is consistent with the materials industry, the company's financials are very sensitive to economic downturns. Freeport-McMoRan has not really been able to keep up with the price of copper like more »

  • A Smart Way to Hedge Against Energy Volatility

    By cris vicari - July 16, 2012 | Tickers: DVN, SD, PER

    SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD) is an oil and natural gas exploration company. The company has been public since November 2007. SandRidge is currently trading at about $6.20, and does not show any signs of slowing down any time soon. For comparison, competitor Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) is trading around $8.58, and competitor Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN) is trading around $54. SandRidge has been hovering a bit below average more »

  • HP's Newest Threat Won't Rattle Stock

    By cris vicari - July 16, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, DELL, GM, GOOG, HPQ

    It is no secret that Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), the world's leading PC maker, has been seeing more headwinds and less growth opportunities over the past several months. Just recently, the Chicago Tribune reported that HP's $600 million per year IT service deal with General Motors (NYSE: GM) is now at risk. According to the article, "the loss of a significant amount of that business would be a big more »

  • Can Amazon Maintain The Lead In The Cloud War?

    By cris vicari - July 15, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, GOOG, MSFT

    The past year has brought some major changes to cloud storage and cloud computing on a large scale. Whereas companies used to house their own data centers, there is an increasing rapid shift into paying for space on some other company's data centers. Whereas Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) is by far the front runner in this space, there are an increasing number of competitors entering the field. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFTmore »)

  • Why Amazon's Bubble Could Burst By Q4

    By cris vicari - July 15, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, GOOG, MSFT

    Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) continues to trade at a high premium as its price dwarfs its actual earnings. In conjunction with this ongoing trend, there are rumors Amazon is interested in expanding even further into the competitive smartphone market. Amazon's diverse array of competition is already increasing and gaining ground quickly in multiple sectors. Below, I will explain why I believe shareholders and interested investors should consider investing in competitors more »

  • Cisco Is Undervalued And Poised For Growth

    By cris vicari - July 15, 2012 | Tickers: T, CSCO, HPQ, JNPR

    Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is a leader of multiple sectors in the tech industry. It has a strong balance sheet and an expanding portfolio of essential products for both service providers and consumers worldwide. Cisco is currently a very appealing stock on the market. This asset is favorably priced and has great potential for growth into the long-term future. In this article, I will explain why shareholders should hold onto this more »

  • GM Is Undervalued And Ready To Climb This Second Half

    By cris vicari - July 15, 2012 | Tickers: F, GM, PRU

    General Motors (NYSE: GM) is coming off of a strong sales month, and 2012 has been promising year-to-date as well. GM has an aggressive plan for expanding its portfolio and promoting its evolving brand as well. GM is also focused on mitigating its expenses, debt and liabilities. GM is capable of promising growth and success once it completes the transition into a new era of auto manufacturing. In this article more »

  • Why Micron Could Double By 2013

    By cris vicari - July 11, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, INTC, MU, MSFT

    Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU) is one of the most appealing investments in the tech industry. Its stock price is currently available at a significant discount in comparison to other assets in the industry. There are a number of factors that could lead to this stock price doubling by 2013. The price increase for Micron is going to be synonymous with the improving demand in the desktop and mobile PC sectors more »

  • Microsoft's Hardware Push Will Drive Gains

    By cris vicari - July 11, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, BKS, MSFT

    It looks like software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) - currently trading at around $30 - is making another foray into the hardware business. The company recently announced plans for a new tablet computer called the Surface. This move into the tablet computer market should be welcome news to investors, as Microsoft could reap some of the profits generated by Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) extremely popular iPad. With this news, as well as more »

  • A Lucrative Play in the REIT Sector

    By cris vicari - July 11, 2012 | Tickers: AGNC, ARR, CYS, NCT, RSO

    Investors who are seeking portfolio growth can definitely find it in the REIT sector. With the low federal funds rate that is slated to continue at least through the next two years, both residential and commercial real estate buyers are sure to benefit.

    CYS Investments (NYSE: CYS) is a strong player in the REIT arena. The firm continues to operate with extremely strong risk management practices, aligning its investor interests more »

  • GE Eyes German Tech Companies for Expansion

    By cris vicari - July 9, 2012 | Tickers: MMM, GE, PHG, SI

    Things have been looking up for General Electric (NYSE: GE) lately. The company is expanding into new areas such as healthcare, while also eyeing several German companies as potential acquisitions. GE is also investing $900 million in developing the country of Turkey through several different sectors. In this article, I will discuss how these new developments make GE a lucrative investment opportunity that investors should seriously consider now.  

    One of more »

  • BP Faces New Pressures from Texas Residents

    By cris vicari - July 9, 2012 | Tickers: ATPAQ.PK, BP, CHK, CVX, XOM

    BP (NYSE: BP) is facing litigation from 50,000 Texan residents regarding allegations that it caused widespread illness in the state.

    50,000 people claim that they have been made ill as a direct result of a 41 day period of emissions from one of BP's refineries. The refinery in question was the site of a disastrous explosion, which is also the cause of the emissions. Apart from the more »

  • Nokia - Is this $2 Stock Finally out of Gas?

    By cris vicari - July 8, 2012 | Tickers: MSFT, NOK, ERIC

    It looks like Nokia (NYSE: NOK) just can't catch a break. The embattled telecom company has seen an avalanche of bad news and bad decisions the last few years, and it's shown in its stock price. While it nearly hit $40 as recently as late 2007, it's been downhill ever since. Currently, the stock is trading in the $2 range.

    While some believe there is hope for more »

  • SandRidge Ready for Strong Long-Term Performance

    By cris vicari - July 6, 2012 | Tickers: CHK, RRC, SD

    SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD) has become a solid oil and gas company that I believe should be part of every investor's energy sector of their portfolio. The company has been aggressively exploring as well as investing which keeps this jewel in a fine position for strong future growth.

    SandRidge may not be as broad as the likes of Exxon Mobil (XOM),Chevron (CVX)Shell (RDS.A)BP (BP), or more »

  • Could a Spin-Off be in RIM's Future?

    By cris vicari - July 5, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, BBRY, FB | Editor's Choice

    The famous Canadian phone and tech producer Research In Motion (NASDAQ: BBRY) is having trouble finding traction in an incredibly competitive market. And that's putting it lightly. The company is preparing for yet another subpar year and, barring an acquisition or sell-off, is positioned for a quick exit from the market. While I recommend selling RIM, there are interesting implications for a buy-out or split.

    The company reported earnings more »

  • These 3 Growth Drivers Could Propel AT&T Higher

    By cris vicari - July 5, 2012 | Tickers: T, MSFT, S, VZ

    Improved services, new products, and network expansion continue to be major points of interest when it comes to wireless carriers like AT&T (NYSE: T). The company is continuing to bring in popular new products, and it has been working hard to improve its networks in a variety of areas. In this article, I will show how AT&T's strong focus on new products, improved services, and expansion of more »

  • New Concerns over BHP's Olympic Dam Project Could Dampen Stock

    By cris vicari - July 3, 2012 | Tickers: AU, ABX, BHP, RIO

    Some concerns have been raised about whether or not a new mining tax will affect BHP Billiton's (NYSE: BHP) Olympic Dam project in Southern Australia. These worries may be entirely unwarranted, but they are certainly worth investigating a little more closely.

    The government has introduced a new tax, which is being referred to as the mineral resource rent tax. Opposition Leader Tony Abbot has been the main person expressing more »

  • Intel Ready for a Huge Boost From the Processor War

    By cris vicari - July 3, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, ARMH, GOOG, INTC, MSFT

    As personal computers, laptops and tablets manufacturers prepare for Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows 8 operating system, processor designers and makers are intensifying their competition to increase market share in powering these devices. Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), which has long dominated the personal computer and laptop market with its processor, is going against ARM Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH) which dominates the mobile device market. In this article, I will show how these more »

  • Energy Market Uncertainties Taint SandRidge Stock

    By cris vicari - June 28, 2012 | Tickers: CHK, DVN, KOG, SD

    SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD) has reported an adjusted EBITDA of $185 million for the first quarter of 2012 against a figure of $149 million for the same quarter of the previous year. Operating cash flow was $153 million as against $102 million on a year by year basis. Adjusted net income was $21.2 million (EPS of $.04 per share) compared to a net loss of $7.7 million or more »

  • Rovuma Basin has Huge Potential for Anadarko

    By cris vicari - June 28, 2012 | Tickers: APC, BP, EOG

    Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC) has had a string of recent successes in deep water oil and gas exploration throughout the world. These discoveries made up for the disappointment with the Spartacus project in the Gulf of Mexico which has cost the company approximately $20 million. One of Anadarko's most exciting international projects is in the Rovuma Basin, which is off the coast of Mozambique, where its latest discovery, the more »

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