Universal American Financial Corp.
So far this year, the S&P 500 is up around 17.8%, however, the Russell 2000, the small-cap market index composed of the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 index, is up 22%.
Small caps have beaten the wider market due to their lack of international exposure and domestic growth. For example, international companies have been hurt by a rising U.S. dollar and mixed growth around more »
Universal American (NYSE: UAM) is an insurance company headquartered in New York. Its core operations are in Medicare Advantage, but Universal American also has Medicaid operations, and is actively involved in developing ACO's (Accountable Care Organizations). This stock is often forgotten since it doesn't have a big market cap, especially when compared to other, much larger insurance companies.
The chart above shows how Universal American's market cap more »
It's time again to look ahead to the next year. We put together a 10 Stock list for 2012 at Fastball Financial and achieved so-so results (a gain for that group of stocks, but they still did not outperform the S&P 500 as a whole...we'll put out a separate review on that soon). Looking ahead to 2013, we see a continued strengthening in the economy, assuming more »
According to Morgan Stanley; Healthcare is an attractive sector in the U.S and rates the reasons as achievable earnings estimates, rich cash flows, and modest valuations.
Dow average dumps Kraft Foods (NASDAQ: KRFT) for UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH). The second oldest most closely watched U.S. benchmark said it was dropping Kraft because it is about to become a much smaller company after spinning off its North American grocery more »
By simple definition, Tangible Book Value ("TBV") is calculated as Total Assets, minus Total Liabilities, minus Intangible Assets and Goodwill. This calculation essentially shows what the company would be worth if the business ceased to exist and its net assets were sold at their book value. Calculating a TBV per share is important because it provides a frame of reference to compare against the stock's price. In theory, a company's share price should never be lower than its TBV per share because the company could be liquidated and you would have more per share than the current price. Such a dynamic would only exist if the company's operations were expected to cause a decrease in TBV in the near-term. Said differently, if a stock trades at its Tangible Book Value, the market is placing zero value on its ability to produce future earnings.