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  • A Dominant Force in the Financial World

    By Ryan Guenette - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: C, GS, JPM, USB, WFC

    A leading diversified financial institution, JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) has slightly outperformed the Dow Jones industrial average year-to-date, rising 15.8% compared to the 11.9% return offered by the blue-chip average.

    JPMorgan is a leading diversified financial institution with major segments including: trading, retail banking, credit-card services, mortgage banking, commercial banking, treasury and securities services, advisory and underwriting services, asset management, and private equity. Based on market capitalization, the more »

  • Why Not Only Old-Timers Should Be Interested In This Specialty REIT

    By Ryan Guenette - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: BKD, HCP, HCN, SNH, VTR

    One of the major real estate investment trusts invested in health care facilities, Ventas (NYSE: VTR), has risen only 1.13% in 2013, compared to the 12.93% return offered by the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

    Ventas is a real estate investment trust invested in health care facilities, including senior housing, specialty care facilities, hospitals, and medical office buildings in 46 states and 2 Canadian provinces. As of the end more »

  • Rethink Possible, Rethink Stable Investing

    By Ryan Guenette - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: T, CMCSA, S, TMUS, VZ

    A leading provider of telecommunications services in the United States and worldwide, AT&T (NYSE: T), has risen only 2.16% year to date, a far cry from the 11.53% return provided by the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

    AT&T is a leading provider of telecommunications services in the United States and worldwide. Based on market capitalization, the company is valued at $186.60 billion. The company possesses a more »

  • Has This Explosive MLP Overextended Itself in 2013?

    By Ryan Guenette - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: BPL, ENB, ETP, EPD, KMI

    One of the largest independent US pipeline carriers of refined petroleum products, Buckeye Partners LP (NYSE: BPL) has vastly outperformed the overall market in 2013, rising 46.66% year to date compared to the 12.93% return offered by the blue chip average.

    Buckeye is one of the largest independent US pipeline carriers of refined petroleum products, with over 6,000 miles of pipelines. Based on market capitalization, the company more »

  • A Nontraditional REIT Capitalizing on One of the Fastest Growing Industries in the World

    By Ryan Guenette - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: AMT 131116P00072500, EXR, HCP, HCN, PSA

    The owner and operator of the largest independent portfolio of wireless communications and broadcast towers in North America, American Tower Corporation(NYSE: AMT), is only up 0.74% year to date, a far cry from the 15.35% return offered by the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  

    As of September 2012, the company operated a tower portfolio of roughly 50,699 sites in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, India more »

  • Is This Company Ruling Over the Electric Utility Industry?

    By Ryan Guenette - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: AEP, DUK, EXC, NEE, SO

    The largest electric power holding company in the United States, Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), has only risen 4.91% YTD, a far cry from the 15.34% return provided by the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the same time period. 

    Duke is the largest electric power holding company in the US, serving more than 7 million customers in 6 states. Based on market capitalization, the company is valued at $47 more »

  • The World’s Largest Consumer Products Company

    By Ryan Guenette - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, CHD, CL, PG, CLX

    The world’s largest consumer products company, with operations in more than 180 countries, Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) has seen its shares rise 13.96% year to date, under-performing the Dow Jones Industrial Average by only 1.86% over that time span.  

    P&G's core business is divided into two main segments, Beauty & Grooming and Household Care. The company's brand portfolio includes 25 billion dollar brands, with 50 more »

  • A Health Care REIT Capitalizing on the Aging Population of the United States

    By Ryan Guenette - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: BKD, HCP, HCN, LTC, NHI

    A leading health care real estate investment trust, HCP Incorporated(NYSE: HCP) has only risen 6.36% so far in 2013, more than 10% short of the return provided by the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  

    HCP is a real estate investment trust invested in property primarily servicing the health care industry. Senior housing, post-acute/ skilled nursing, life science, medical offices, and hospitals are the company’s main breeds more »

  • Human Energy, Consistent Returns

    By Ryan Guenette - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, E, XOM, TOT

    A trailblazer in the global energy industry, Chevron (NYSE: CVX) has matched, stride by stride, the Dow Jones Industrial Average so far in 2013, under-performing the blue chip average by only 1.66%.      

    Chevron is a major player in the global energy industry. The company operates its upstream and downstream segments, and possesses a dominant global presence. Based on market capitalization, Chevron is valued at monumental $240.61 more »

  • Capitalizing on the Medical Trends of Tomorrow

    By Ryan Guenette - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: BSX, ISRG, MAKO, SYK, TFX

    A leader in the medical device industry, Intuitive Surgical Incorporated(NASDAQ: ISRG) has been trounced year to date by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, rising only 2.00% compared to the 16.41% return offered by the blue chip average.   

    Intuitive Surgical designs, manufacturers, and markets da Vinci Surgical Systems and related instruments and accessories. Based on market capitalization, the company is valued at $20.09 billion. Fundamentally, the more »

  • A Staple of the Global Consumer Foods Industry

    By Ryan Guenette - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: GIS, SJM, K, MDLZ, UN

    A leading manufacturer and marketer of a wide array of branded consumer foods, General Mills (NYSE: GIS) has outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average so far in 2013, rising 16.48% compared to the 15.34% return offered by the broader market.  

    General Mills is a leading manufacturer and marketer of a wide array of branded consumer foods. The company’s product portfolio includes: Big G Cereals, Pillsbury, Yoplait, Haagen-Dazs more »

  • The Trailblazer at the Head of the Online Retail Revolution

    By Ryan Guenette - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BBY, EBAY, MELI

    The global leader in the online retail industry, Amazon(NASDAQ: AMZN) has only risen 7.31% so far in 2013, not even half of the return provided by the Dow Jones Industrial Average so far this year. 

    Amazon is a leading online retailer offering a broad array of items, with a prominent presence both domestically and internationally. Based on market capitalization, Amazon is valued at $122.55 billion. However more »

  • Is This Company A Prime Destination for Investors?

    By Ryan Guenette - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, CMCSA, NCLH, RCL, DIS

    The largest cruise company in the world, Carnival Corporation(NYSE: CCL), is trading 9.98% lower from where it started in 2013, a rarity in this bull market.  

    The company operates about 100 cruise ships and tour companies in Alaska and Canada. Based on market capitalization, Carnival is valued at $26.73 billion, and the stock carries a price to book ratio of 1.13. Currently, the company carries a more »

  • A Seductive Company Trouncing The Overall Market

    By Ryan Guenette - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: ANN, ASNA, CHS, LTD, WTSL

    One of the leading specialty retailers of the world, L Brands (NYSE: LTD) has under-performed the overall market so far in 2013, rising only 8.73%. The company’s brand portfolio includes Victoria’s Secret, Victoria’s Secret PINK, Bath & Body Works, La Senza, and Henri Bendel. Currently, the company possesses 971 Victoria’s Secret locations and 1,560 Bath & Body Works locations in the United States.

    Valued at $14 more »

  • Finding Treasure in a Pile of Trash

    By Ryan Guenette - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, SRCL, VE, WCN, WM

    The second largest United States provider of solid waste services in North America, Republic Services Incorporated (NYSE: RSG) recently reported first quarter financial results on April 25. Compared with the first quarter of 2012, net income decreased from $142.8 million ($0.39 per share) to $124.9 million ($0.34 per share), representing a near 13% drop.

    Excluding one-time items, adjusted earnings were $167.4 million ($0.46 per more »

  • The King of the Energy World

    By Ryan Guenette - May 11, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, E, XOM, TOT

    The second most valuable company in the world, ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), currently trades with a price to earnings ratio under 10. Exxon has only traded with a valuation this low in its history two other times, in 2008 and 1985.

    On April 25, the company reported first-quarter financial results. Compared to the same quarter in 2012, net income increased 5.29%, from $9.45 billion ($2 per share) to $9 more »

  • Money Really Does Grow on Trees

    By Ryan Guenette - May 9, 2013 | Tickers: CLW, UFS, IP, MWV, RKT

    The global leader in producing and distributing printing papers and packaging products, International Paper Company (NYSE: IP), reported first quarter financial results on May 2. Compared to the first quarter of 2012, earnings increased 69%, from $188 million ($0.43 per share) to $318 million ($0.71 per share), largely as a result of strong growth in the company’s industrial packaging segment.

    Despite this relatively strong performance, earnings per more »

  • Rule the Air, Rule the Market

    By Ryan Guenette - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: T, CMCSA, S, TMUS, VZ

    A dominant force in the telecommunications industry, Verizon Communications Incorporated (NYSE: VZ), reported first quarter financial results on April 18. Revenue jumped to $29.42  billion, representing growth of 4.2% growth from the same quarter last year. Basic EPS jumped to $0.68 from $0.59 in the first quarter of 2012, representing year over year growth of 15.25%.

    A roll out of their 4G LTE service helped more »

  • Founded in 1945, Still Prospering in 2013

    By Ryan Guenette - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: AEP, DUK, EXC, NEE, SO

    One of the largest producers of electricity in the US, Southern Company (NYSE: SO), announced on April 15 that for the 12th straight year it will be raising its dividend payout. The dividend is being lifted 3.6% to $2.03 per share on an annual basis, displaying the incredible financial strength and sustainability of the company’s business.

    On April 24, the company reported first-quarter net income of $81 more »

  • A Dominant Force in the World of Tomorrow

    By Ryan Guenette - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: AOL, BIDU, GOOG, MSFT, YHOO

    A leading global technology company focused on improving the way people connect with information, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), just reported its first-quarter financial results for 2013. Compared to first quarter results from 2012, EPS rose from $10.08 to $11.58, while revenue increased from $10.6 billion to $14 billion. The results beat analyst estimates on EPS, but missed on revenue, but the stock reacted positively and shot up 4 more »

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