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[ September 2, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 18925 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

It might not be obvious to the casual observer, but right now, today, Kroger (NYSE: KR  ) stock offers one of the best values available in the supermarket industry. Why? Three reasons. Kroger is cheap When you stack up Kroger stock against a couple of its smaller, faster-growing rivals — Harris Teeter (NYSE: HTSI  ) and The Fresh Market (NASDAQ: TFM  ) , it’s clear that Kroger is the cheapest of the three. Its 12.0 price-to-earnings ratio is barely half the price Harris Teeter stock-shoppers pay, and less than a third of the price of a share of Fresh Market. Now as I just mentioned, both Harris Teeter and Fresh Market are growing faster than Kroger. Analysts have Kroger pegged for a bit more than 7% annual earnings growth over the next five years, while Harris is expected to grow a bit less than twice as fast, and Fresh Market a bit less … Continue reading

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Human resources executives at financial services firms will focus on identifying and developing talented employees over the next year, according to a new survey by Towers Watson. The survey also found that HR leaders will emphasize manager effectiveness and performance management programs. Towers Watson conducted the poll of 60 senior HR professionals at leading financial services companies during a May 7 conference in New York. According to the poll, 44% of respondents said identifying and developing talent was the primary focus of their organization’s HR division over the next 12 months. Twenty-five percent said they would focus on updating their HR technology over the next year. About 10% said their primary focus would be on compensation and benefits, work force planning or employee engagement initiatives. “Given the dramatic changes that the financial services industry is undergoing from both a regulatory and business perspective, it’s no surprise that HR leaders will … Continue reading

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Strength in telecom stocks was apparent during Thursdays trading even before the news that Warren Buffett had established a major position in Verizon. These 3 telecoms had already made the list of new 52-week highs prior to the disclosure that the Omaha oracle picked up half a billion dollars worth of Verizon: 1. Windstream Windstream Corporation (NYSE:WIN) With a price-earnings ratio of 25, it would be hard to call this a value stock. Part of the attraction of VZ for Buffett is that low p/e of 10. Windstream is paying a 10% dividend while sitting on a great deal of debt. Some analysts have wondered if that level of dividend payment can be sustained. The stock price has galloped from 7 in February to 9.5 in May. Thats quite an uptrend in a short period of time. 2. CenturyLink CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) This is another telecom thats been moving upward a … Continue reading

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As Verizon (NYSE: VZ  ) sets a significant portion of its investment strategy on bringing broadcast capabilities to wireless, the landscape for cable has gotten even more challenging. Cable companies such as Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA  ) already have their hands full dealing with the very real threat posed by streaming video companies such as Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX  ) , but with this latest challenge, they are fighting a battle on multiple fronts. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam may be trying to convince the National Association of Broadcasters that his company means no harm, but his investment strategy in 4G LTE is designed to not only compete with cable, but kill it altogether. The scary thing for Comcast is the reality that killing cable is exactly what wireless is going to do. Source: Verizon Wireless. The path of disruptive technologiesWhen a disruptive technology comes along with the power to alter the very landscape of consumer … Continue reading

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Popular Posts: Hottest Technology Stocks Now – IGTE GTAT PRLB BBRYHottest Healthcare Stocks Now – MNKD INO ACAD INCY8 Biotechnology Stocks to Buy Now Recent Posts: 9 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now 7 Internet and Web Service Stocks to Buy Now 15 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now View All Posts 3 Machinery Stocks to Buy Now This week, three machinery stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”). Top Machinery Companies To Own For 2015: Weir Group PLC (WEIR) The Weir Group PLC is engaged in engineering businesses. It operates in three segments: Minerals, Oil and Gas, and Power and Industrial. The Minerals segment provides slurry handling equipment and associated aftermarket support for abrasive high wear applications used in the mining and oil sands markets. The Oil & Gas segment provides … Continue reading