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[ July 25, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 3716 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

U.K. stocks slipped from their highest level in seven weeks, trimming the FTSE 100 (UKX) Indexs fourth consecutive weekly gain, as Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. posted worse-than-projected earnings. ARM Holdings Plc (ARM) lost 2.6 percent, leading European technology companies lower before it publishes half-year results next week. IMI Plc (IMI) gained 2 percent as Citigroup Inc. listed the engineering company among its most preferred stocks. The FTSE 100 declined 3.69 points, or 0.1 percent, to 6,630.67 at the close, paring a loss of as much as 0.6 percent in the final 30 minutes of trading in London. The gauge still advanced 1.3 percent this week as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the U.S. central bank remains flexible on when to reduce its asset purchases. The FTSE All-Share Index lost 0.1 percent today, while Irelands ISEQ Index fell 0.3 percent. An altogether more repressed sentiment prevails today, Brenda … Continue reading

[ July 25, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 84919 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Now that interest rates have risen and stocks have slid, investors are looking for bargain stocks but also trying to decide which stocks they should get out as well. These same investors frequently get to see the analyst upgrades and Buy ratings from Wall Street firms. What they often do not get to see is when analyst downgrade stocks to sell or to avoid. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many fresh research calls each and every day to find great ideas from value stocks to growth stocks to dividend stocks and we have broken out the negative analyst calls today. These are this Tuesday’s top analyst downgrades and cautious research notes from Wall Street. ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT) was downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. Panera Bread Co. (NASDAQ: PNRA) was downgraded to Hold from a prior Buy rating at Jefferies. Royal Gold Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLD) was downgraded to … Continue reading

[ July 25, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 90535 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

LONDON — There are some striking similarities betweenARM Holdings (LSE: ARM  ) (NASDAQ: ARMH  ) andApple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) . Both companies owe their success to consumers’ appetite for the latest, coolest electronic gizmo — which, for the past few years, has meant Internet-connected smart devices. ARM’s angle is its stranglehold on the low-powered chips that makes such things work, Apple’s is its clever design and marketing that creates products customers yearn for. Both firms have seen rapid growth. In the three years to September 2012, Apple’s sales rose 53% per annum, and ARM’s sales have grown 24% per annum over the past three years. Both companies have a relatively high proportion of fixed costs, so margins have gone up alongside sales. Apple’s gross margin rose from 39% in 2010 to 44% last year. ARM’s operating margin doubled from 18% in 2009 to 36% in 2012. Great expectationsAs a result they’ve thrown off … Continue reading

[ July 25, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 69742 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) is focused on providing consumer packaged goods. The company’s products are sold in more than 180 countries and territories worldwide primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, salons, e-commerce and high-frequency stores, and the neighborhood stores, which serve many consumers in developing markets. Performance So Far P&G has increased it dividend payment to reach slightly more than $0.60 per share in 2013. This puts the company’s annual yield at 3%. More than 20 of P&G’s brands generate $1 billion or more in revenues per year and they are extremely popular. P&G’s growth prospects are interesting. There’s something special about P&G. It pays a good dividend. While they don’t garner the notoriety of high-flying growth stocks, they’re also less likely to crash and burn. And over the long term, the compounding effect of the quarterly payouts, as well as … Continue reading

[ July 25, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 67144 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Although we don’t believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes — just in case they’re material to our investing thesis. What: Shares of Plexus (NASDAQ: PLXS  ) have jumped today by as much as 13% after the company reported earnings results. So what: Revenue in the fiscal third quarter totaled $571.9 million, well ahead of the Street consensus of $565 million. Earnings per share were $0.68, similarly topping expectations of just $0.58 per share. CEO Dean Foate said the strong results were driven by the networking and communications as well as the health care and life sciences sectors. Now what: Guidance for the coming quarter was also strong, with sales forecast to $545 million to $575 million. Adjusted earnings per share should be in the range of $0.60 to $0.66. Investors would have been happy with just $0.57 … Continue reading