In this video, Motley Fool analyst Andrew Tonner focuses on Apple's current situation. The share price has been on the decline and is already below the $400 mark, marking a 45% drop from last September.
A lot of investors now wonder whether the stock will hit the $300 mark soon. Andrew doesn't think so. Looking at Apple's upcoming earnings report, he sees that even though the company might show a decline in revenue and market share, it's also expecting a 9% increase in revenue growth.
Andrew also says the market is misunderstanding Apple's situation. Other companies in the sector are trading on values based on their growth opportunities, but Apple itself has a lot of future growth prospects, including a possible smart watch and a lower-cost iPhone. Investors are also likely to get an increased dividend payout soon.
Hot Net Payout Yield Companies To Watch For 2014: Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc.(SASR)
Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Sandy Spring Bank, which offers a range of commercial banking, retail banking, and trust services to individuals and businesses in Maryland. It accepts various deposit products consisting of demand, money market savings, regular savings, and time deposits, as well as interest-bearing and non interest-bearing deposits. The company?s loan portfolio includes residential real estate development and construction loans; commercial loans comprising commercial real estate loans, commercial construction loans, equipment leases, and other commercial loans; and consumer loans, including home equity loans and lines, installment loans, personal lines of credit, marine loans, and student loans. It also offers personal trust, and investment and wealth management services. In addition, the company provides equipment leasing services for small to medium sized businesses through vendors, and to end-users located primarily from New Jersey to Florida. Further, it offers annuities as an alternative to traditional deposit accounts; provides general insurance services in the areas of commercial, personal, and medical liability lines; and provides investment management and financial planning to individuals, families, small businesses, and associations, including cash flow analysis, investment review, tax planning, retirement planning, insurance analysis, and estate planning. As of July 13, 2011, Sandy Spring Bancorp operated 44 community offices in Anne Arundel, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George's counties in Maryland, as well as Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun counties in Virginia. The company was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in Olney, Maryland.
Hot Net Payout Yield Companies To Watch For 2014: RTI International Metals Inc.(RTI)
RTI International Metals, Inc. produces and supplies titanium mill products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: The Titanium Group, The Fabrication Group, and The Distribution Group. The Titanium Group segment melts, processes, and produces various titanium mill products, including, blooms, billets, sheets, and plates, which are further processed by its customers for use in various commercial aerospace, defense, and industrial and consumer applications. This segment also produces ferro titanium alloys for its steel-making customers. It serves prime aircraft manufacturers, as well as their subcontractors comprising fabricators, forge shops, extruders, castings producers, fastener manufacturers, machine shops, and metal distribution companies. The Fabrication Group segment extrudes, forms, fabricates, machines, and assembles titanium and other specialty metal parts and components. Its products primarily include complex engineered parts and assemblies that are used in commercial aerospace, defense, medical device, oil and gas, power generation, and chemical process industries, as well as in various other industrial and consumer markets. This segment also provides engineered tubulars and extrusions, fabricated and machined components, and sub-assemblies, as well as engineered systems for deepwater oil and gas exploration and production infrastructure. In addition, it produces components for the production of minimally invasive and implantable medical devices. The Distribution Group segment stocks, distributes, finishes, cuts-to-size, and facilitates delivery services of titanium, steel, and other specialty metal products primarily nickel-based specialty alloys to commercial aerospace, defense, and industrial and consumer customers. The company sells its products primarily through its sales force. RTI International Metals, Inc. was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Top 10 Value Companies To Own In Right Now: ENSCO plc(ESV)
Ensco plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides offshore contract drilling services to the oil and gas industry. The company engages in the drilling of offshore oil and natural gas wells by providing its drilling rigs and crews under contracts with international, government-owned, and independent oil and gas companies. As of February 15, 2010, it owned and operated 42 jackup rigs, 4 ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rigs, and 1 barge rig. The company also has 4 ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rigs under construction. It operates in Asia, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa, and North and South America. The company was formerly known as Ensco International plc and changed its name to Ensco plc in March 2010. Ensco plc was founded in 1975 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Skousen]
Ensco is a global offshore contract drilling company. Cramer holds 2,100 shares of ESV stocks. ESV has a dividend yield of 2.97% and returned -5.86% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $10.94B and a P/E ratio of 16.54. Robert Rodriguez and Steven Romick invested $429 million in ESV
- [By Jake Lynch]
Ensco(ESV) sells offshore contract drilling services to other oil and gas companies. The company is based in London.
Ensco is scheduled to report fourth-quarter results on Feb. 24. Its third-quarter adjusted earnings of 92 cents exceeded Wall Street's consensus forecast by 3.5%. Revenue of $428 million beat the target by 2.1%. Nevertheless, net sales are down 10% over 12 months and GAAP profit has declined year-over-year in seven consecutive quarters, hurting its stock.
But, the stock is cheap relative to those of peers, trading at a trailing earnings multiple of 13, a forward earnings multiple of 13, a book value multiple of 1.3 and a cash flow multiple of 9.1, 80%, 38%, 56% and 46% discounts to oil-and-gas industry averages.
Currently, 56% of analysts covering Ensco rate its stock "buy." Jefferies has a price target of $64 on the stock, suggesting 20% of upside in 2011. The highest target comes from FBR Capital Markets, which predicts a rise to $70 in the next 12 months.
Hot Net Payout Yield Companies To Watch For 2014: Cadiz Inc.(CDZI)
Cadiz Inc. engages in the acquisition and development of land and water resources in the United States. It focuses on water resource, agricultural, and solar energy development operations. The company owns approximately 35,000 acres of land in the Cadiz and Fenner valleys of eastern San Bernardino County; and approximately 10,800 additional acres in the eastern Mojave Desert, including the Piute and Danby Lake properties. It also engages in the cultivation of lemons, grapes/raisins, and spring and fall plantings of vegetables. Cadiz Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Los Angeles, California.
Hot Net Payout Yield Companies To Watch For 2014: Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ.AX)
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) provides a range of banking and financial products and services to retail, small business, corporate and institutional clients. The Company conducts its operations in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. It also operates in a range of other countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States. The Company operates on a divisional structure with Australia, International and Institutional Banking (IIB), New Zealand, and Global Wealth and Private Banking. As of September 30, 2012, the Company had 1,337 branches and other points of representation worldwide, excluding automatic teller machines (ATMs). In September 2012, it sold its remaining shareholding in Visa Inc.