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  • Growth Gets Better With Size For These Retailers

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: CBD, HTSI, KR

    Customer satisfaction and an enhanced buying experience is the new focus for retailers. The preference for shopping at convenience stores and eating away from home has increased the demand for “mini-markets and supermarkets”. Retailers are capitalizing on this opportunity with new stores, innovative products, huge discounts, and loyalty programs. Let's look at the three retail companies developing and executing appropriate strategies in this transforming retail industry.

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  • One Blood Management Company For Red Hot Returns

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: GRFS, HAE, PLL

    The global blood processing products and consumables market revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.9% over the next six years, to reach a market worth $49.16 billion in 2019. An increase in the aging population, growing number of cancer therapies, and rise in surgical operations are among few reasons responsible for this growth.

    Haemonetics (NYSE: HAE), market leader in the blood-collection equipment market with around more »

  • 3 Ways to Profit From Data Growth

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: CSCO, CTXS, FFIV

    Data traffic is expected to grow 23% annually over the next four years. Growing data creates complexity in managing and securing data. Data centers are moving towards the next-generation of virtualization and cloud environment. As a result, many networking companies are updating their products and technology to step up security and data management. Three such companies discussed in this post are developing various technologies to simplify data management and capitalize more »

  • Why is it The Right Time to Invest in These Builders

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: NVR, PHM, TMHC

    Sales for newly built homes in the U.S. have increased 8.3% month-over-month to 497,000 units in June. An improving housing market and availability of different financing options, has led to a dramatic increase in the demand for new homes. Buyers who had previously delayed their home purchases are now motivated to buy, before home prices and interest rates rise in the future. High rental occupancy and rising more »

  • Secure Your Portfolio Growth with These Tech Companies

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: CSCO, FIRE, SYMC

    As per Gartner, it is expected that the global market for security technology and services will surge from $61.8 billion last year to $67.2 billion this year. This market can potentially reach $86 billion by 2016 due to the rising demand from emerging markets and increasing threats from hackers. Moreover, the demand for security protection will rise due to the increasing number of web applications, social media, and more »

  • How You Can Profit From Cloud Companies

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: IBM, MSFT, RHT

    The software industry is expected to reach to $300 billion this year, 6.4% year-over-year growth, and continue growing to $360 billion by 2016. The spending from small and medium sized businesses, which are expected to spend around 7.1% more on software this year, is driving growth. Due to strong growth potential, companies in this industry are focusing on cloud offerings. The global cloud computing market is expected to more »

  • Build a Strong Portfolio With Home Building Companies

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: HOV, KBH, SPF

    The US census Bureau estimates the number of privately-owned housing constructions to be around 1,036,000 this year, up from 780,600 last year. The primary driver for housing is employment, which has improved over the years. The U.S. unemployment rate has declined to 7.5%, as of April, from as high as 10% in 2009.

    The increase in housing demand has created a supply shortage due to more »

  • Aerospace and Defense Companies Battling it Out

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: NOC, TXT, BA

    The global Aerospace and Defense, or A&D, Industry is expected to grow at a rate of around 2.5% over the period of 2012-2015 to reach $544.7 billion. The companies in this sector are striving hard to cash in on the underlying growth opportunities, and in order to gain most are entering into joint ventures and signing more contracts. A&D companies have growth potential, and they are more »

  • 3 Chinese Internet Companies You Should Buy this Month

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, SINA, YOKU

    According to CNNIC, the number of internet users in China is expected to reach 800 million in 2015, up from 564 million in 2012. The number of mobile internet users has grown at a rapid pace, going from 38% of total internet users in 2008 to 71% of total internet users in 2012. Three Chinese companies are taking various initiatives to benefit from this boom in Chinese internet usage and more »

  • Will the Stellar Performance of These Recreational Vehicle Companies Continue?

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: HOG, PII, THO

    Stock price movement of these three recreational vehicle companies showed a significant upswing of around 25% in last 12 months, due to both strong fundamentals, and revenue increases.

    Source: Yahoo! Finance

    Moreover, with the increase in segment growth, customer preference, and new models, these companies will foster more growth in the upcoming year as well. Let's see why investors don’t want to miss out on these three recreational more »

  • Can This Barge Operator Continue Growing?

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: XOM, KEX, DOW

    Kirby (NYSE: KEX) is in marine transportation and diesel engine services. In marine transportation, Kirby provides both inland tank barging services as well as coastal tank barging services, also known as offshore marine services. It is the largest player in both these sectors in the U.S. In the inland tank barging services, the company occupies about 26% of the market, whereas in the coastal side of the business, it more »

  • 3 Broadcasting Giants Worth Watching

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: CBS, CHTR, TV, LMCA, SIRI

    According to MarketLine, the worldwide broadcasting and cable TV industry is expected to reach around $475 billion in 2015, showing growth of 27% annually. Out of this total market, TV advertisement contributes around 44%. Three broadcasting and TV companies are focusing on growth through production of new and existing hit series, joint ventures, and building a portfolio of growing businesses. Will their plans provide any exciting investment opportunities?

    Standing tall more »

  • 3 Oil and Gas Refinery Companies Utilizing Alternative Means to High Revenue Ends

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: DAR, PSX, VLO

    With the rising population and increased usage of vehicles, the global demand for crude oil will increase from 64.4 million barrels a day in 2013 to 92 million barrels a day in 2014 according to the International Energy Agency, reported Bloomberg News. Due to this rising demand, prices of oil products are rising. To take advantage of this scenario, oil and gas refineries are expanding with various cost effective more »

  • Investing in Insurance Advisory Can Help Your Portfolio Improve

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: AON, MMC, WSH

    According to MarketLine, the global insurance sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% from 2010-2015, which will drive the market value to $59.4 billion by 2015 compared to $40.8 billion in 2010. With the recovering U.S. economy, the growth of insurance brokers is expected to remain stable, reporting mid-single digit revenue growth, and improved margins, this year. Let’s see how these insurance more »

  • 3 Internet Services Providers on a Spectacular Bull Run

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: LEDR, QIHU, TRLA

    The Internet service industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The rapid advancement in internet related infrastructure and services is the cause of this growth. The development of different internet applications has changed how businesses function. In addition, mobile Internet has skyrocketed Internet penetration. The penetration of mobile Internet services is estimated to increase from 23% in 2012 to 54% in 2017. In emerging economies, China more »

  • Build a Stronger Portfolio With These Oil and Gas Companies

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, XCO, MRO

    The global oil and gas exploration and production industry is expected to generate revenue of $4.5 trillion this year with a CAGR of around 1.35% from 2008 to 2013. The companies in this industry are trying hard to improve efficiency and acquire key oil and gas rich areas to raise their production. Three companies are aiming to improve their drilling and exploration techniques in order to enhance their more »

  • A Software Company Struggling in the Land of Opportunity

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: AVG, LOCK, SYMC

    The global storage market is expected to increase from $14.5 billion last year to $15.3 billion this year. Moreover, the antivirus software market is projected to grow approximately 6% year-over-year to $4.65 billion in 2013. Symantec's (NASDAQ: SYMC) major revenue generating storage software segment is following the market’s growth trend. This segment registered growth in the fourth quarter of 2013 with its back-up software solution more »

  • 3 Stocks to Profit From Data Growth

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: NTAP, SNDK, TDC

    With rising internet usage and population growth, data traffic and database volume is increasing day by day. According to IDC, database volume is set to increase to 40 zetabytes by 2020 from 2.8 zetabytes in 2012. The demand for data storage companies is constantly growing, as big companies need storage solutions to manage their databases efficiently. These companies have increased their spending on storage solutions. Three such data storage more »

  • Fly High With This Aerospace Company

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: ESL, LMT, BA

    The Department of Defense, or DOD, spent $655 billion on defense activities last year, which is expected to drop by $28.2 billion in the current year. A plunge in the defense budget was due to austerity measures. Going forward, the DOD is expecting to spend $621.6 billion in the next year.

    Downsizing the defense budget can cause adverse effects on the revenue of aircraft manufacturers, as the DOD more »

  • Bet on Companies With High Year-to-Date Returns

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, HAL, LOW

    In the first half of 2013, the U.S. equity markets have shown one of the best returns since 1998. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, or DJIA, has shown a year-to-date (YTD) return of around 18.6%, while the S&P 500 posted around 18.9% in YTD returns. One of the reasons for this impressive performance is the positive economic scenario. The U.S. economy has been growing at more »

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