Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2014
The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) was trading as low as $5.88 in March 2009. The index is currently trading at $20.03 or 240.6% above the low made in March 2009.
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In this article, I will feature one bank that has seen intensive insider buying during the last 30 days. Intensive insider buying can be defined by the following three criteria:
The stock is purchased by three or more insiders within one month.
The stock is sold by no insiders in the month of intensive purchasing.
At least two purchasers increase their holdings by more than 10%.
Banc of California (BANC) operates as a bank holding company for Pacific Trust Bank and Beach Business Bank that provides retail banking services to individuals and small to mid-sized businesses. Banc of California bottomed at $4.44 in December 2009 and is currently trading at $14.47 or 225.9% above the low made in December 2009. This performance is in line with th e performance of the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF.
Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2014: Newtek Business Services Inc.(NEWT)
Newtek Business Services, Inc., doing business as The Small Business Authority, distributes a range of business services and financial products to the small- and medium-sized business market in the United States. The company provides electronic payment processing services, which include marketing of credit and debit card processing, check approval, and ancillary processing equipment and software services to merchants who accept credit cards, debit cards, checks, and other non-cash forms of payment. The company also offers managed technology and e-commerce solutions comprising shared and dedicated Web hosting, including domain registration and online shopping cart tools, cloud computing plans, and customized Web design and development services. In addition, it engages in originating, servicing, and selling small business administration loans for the purpose of acquiring commercial real estate, machinery, equipment, and inventory, as well as to refinance debt and fund franch ises, and working capital and business acquisitions; and provides off-site data backup, storage, and retrieval services. Further, the company offers personal, commercial, and health/benefits lines insurance products in 50 states; accounts receivable financing, billing, and accounts receivable maintenance services; and payroll management processing and employee tax filing services. It has a strategic alliance with Chartis, Inc. to provide agent services to small business clients. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2014: East West Bancorp Inc.(EWBC)
East West Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for East West Bank, which provides a range of personal and commercial banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, business executives, professionals, and other individuals in California. It offers various deposit products, including personal and business checking and savings accounts, time deposits and individual retirement accounts, travelers? checks, safe deposit boxes, and MasterCard and Visa merchant deposit services. The company?s lending activities include commercial, multifamily residential real estate, trade finance, accounts receivable, small business administration, inventory, and working capital loans, as well as commercial real estate, construction, and single-family residential real estate loans. In addition, it provides financing to facilitate its clients? business transactions between Asia and the United States. Further, the company, through its other subsidiary, East West Insurance Servic es , Inc., offers business and consumer insurance services to the southern California market. As of October 19, 2011, it operated through a network of 130 locations worldwide. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.
Top 10 Small Cap Companies To Buy For 2014: Appleton Exploration Inc (AEX.V)
Cornerstone Metals Inc. operates in the mining industry. It owns the Dora gold project that is located near Merritt, British Columbia. The company was formerly known as Appleton Exploration Inc. and changed its name to Cornerstone Metals Inc. in May 2012. Cornerstone Metals Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.
Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2014: Biotron Ltd (BIT.AX)
Biotron Limited, a clinical stage drug development company, focuses on developing small molecule antiviral drugs targeting Hepatitis C virus (HCV), HIV, dengue, and others in Australia. The company is developing novel small molecule therapeutics that target primarily the Vpu protein of HIV and p7 protein of HCV. Its lead drug includes the BIT225, a viroporin inhibitor for the treatment of HCV and HIV infections in a Phase Ib/2a HIV trial. The company also has early stage programs target other viruses, including Dengue; and a research and development program with back-up compounds for its HIV/HCV programs. Biotron Limited is based in North Ryde, Australia.
Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2014: Gentiva Health Services Inc.(GTIV)
Gentiva Health Services, Inc. provides home health services and hospice care in the United States. The company offers skilled nursing and therapy services, paraprofessional nursing services, and homemaker services primarily to adult and elderly patients through licensed and Medicare-certified agencies. It also provides its services through specialty programs comprising Gentiva Orthopedics, which offers individualized home orthopedic rehabilitation services to patients recovering from joint replacement or other major orthopedic surgery; Gentiva Safe Strides that provides therapies for patients with balance issues; and Gentiva Cardiopulmonary, which helps patients and their physicians manage heart and lung health in a home-based environment. In addition, the company offers services through Gentiva Neurorehabilitation, which helps patients who have experienced a neurological injury or condition by removing the obstacles to healing in the patient?s home; Gentiva Senior Health that addresses the needs of patients with age-related diseases and issues; and Rehab Without Walls unit, which provides neurorehabilitation therapies for patients with traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular accident injury, and acquired brain injury. Further, it offers consulting services to home health agencies, which include operational support, billing and collection activities, and on-site agency support and consulting. Additionally, the company provides hospice services primarily in the patient?s home or other residence, such as an assisted living residence or nursing home, as well as in a hospital. Gentiva Health Services, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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