CTC Media, Inc.
Several days ago, Steven Cohen, the famous hedge fund manager, accumulated nearly 1.57 million shares in Nexstar Broadcasting Group (NASDAQ: NXST). Interestingly, this company is currently in the portfolio of many other successful investors, including Joel Greenblatt and Jim Simons. Since the beginning of the year, Nexstar has gained as much as 157% on the market. Is Nexstar still a good buy after the recent significant rise in its more »
I love profitable businesses which produce high returns on capital, pay investors high dividends, and are cheaply valued. As a result, I recently ran a screen to find out businesses that possesses the above-mentioned qualities in the media and broadcasting sector.
The stock screening included four main criteria: (1) the stocks must be in the media and broadcasting sector, (2) dividend yield must be above 4%, (3) return on capital more »
What are the best options for buying and selling precious metals in today's market? Here are some ideas to consider.
If you want to buy
Here are three things to think about when it comes to buying in today's market.
1. Consider holding precious metals in bullion coins instead of bars.
With the recent reports of counterfeit bars in the US, Europe, and Australia, bullion coins could be more »
Anytime the market takes a tumble like it has as of late, is the perfect time to look for stocks that might be undervalued. I regularly use The Motley Fool CAPS Screener to come up with ideas for investments. Recently I ran a screen asking for at least a 2% yield, 10% EPS growth, and at least a 4 star rating on CAPS. I was specifically looking for media related companies that would fit these criteria. The reason I chose media is, if the economy continues its recovery, media producers will benefit. This screen turned up two international companies that I thought looked attractive, CTC Media (NASDAQ: CTCM) and WPP plc (NASDAQ: WPPGY). One is a Russian media outlet, the other is an Irish company that handles media and multiple other businesses. The question is, which one is the better buy today?
Corruption in Russia is prevalent at all levels from public figures to wealthy oligarchs and especially within the law enforcement sector. For example, in the events leading up to the country’s predetermined election, Mikhail Prokhorov sought to run his campaign by pushing his own agenda (as long as it was not critical of Putin or Medvedev); when his plan deviated from the original arrangement organized by political puppet master more »