Sunday, June 2, 2013

Top Financial Stocks To Watch For 2014

These days it seems difficult to be a Marvell Technology (NASDAQ: MRVL  ) investor. Naysayers are quick to claim the semiconductor maker's competition is too great, and that the company is dying along with the PC industry. It also doesn't help that in December 2012, Marvell's share price reached $7.26, its lowest point in two years. But after the company's Q1 earnings call on May 23, it looks like Marvell might be staging a comeback. Here's why.

Changing the conversation
While quarterly revenue declined to $734 million, Marvell still beat many analyst expectations, which were around $720 million. According to CEO Dr. Sehat Sutardja, this was because of a "better than normal seasonal demand" in the company's networking and storage markets.

Though its financials have a lot of room for improvement, Marvell is still generating revenue as the PC market declines, while also reaching into the mobile processor arena. The latest offering to come through the pipeline has been Marvell's PXA1088 chip, which boasts processing capabilities, HD video, and Internet connectivity for tablets and smartphones. As fellow Fool Michael Lewis put it, if the company was really going down with the PC ship,�it would have been done for a long time ago. Instead, Marvell has grown annually at roughly 10.6% over the past five years.

Top Financial Stocks To Watch For 2014: Mittel(MTTI.MI)

Mittel S.p.A, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services in Italy and internationally. It operates in five segments: Operating Finance, Real Estate, Private Equity, Corporate Finance, and Investment Management Advisory. The Operating Finance segment, through Mittel Generale Investimenti S.p.A., provides corporate lending and proprietary trading services. The Real Estate segment, through Mittel Investimenti Immobiliari S.p.A., manages property investments. The Private Equity segment invests in Italian companies through the means of stake acquisitions or closed investment funds. The Investment Management Advisory segment, through ECPI S.r.l., offers various consultancy services, including the production, maintenance, and release of financial indexes, primarily portfolio rating and screening, risk scores, and financial researching. The Corporate Finance segment, through Mittel Corporate Finance S.p.A., offers investment advisory services. The company, formerly known as Mittel ?Societa Industriale Meditarrea S.p.A., was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Milan, Italy.

Top Financial Stocks To Watch For 2014: River Valley Bancorp.(RIVR)

River Valley Bancorp operates as the holding company for River Valley Financial Bank that provides various banking products and services to consumer and commercial customers. The company accepts various deposit products that include fixed rate certificates of deposit, NOW, MMDAs and other transaction accounts, individual retirement accounts, and savings accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises residential loans that include one- to four-family residential loans; construction loans; nonresidential real estate loans; multi-family loans; land loans; commercial loans; and consumer loans, such as auto loans, home improvement loans, unsecured installment loans, loans secured by deposits, and mobile home loans. It operates 9 full-service office locations located in Jefferson, Floyd, and Clark counties, Indiana, and Carroll County, Kentucky; and 14 automated teller machines. The company was founded in 1875 and is based in Madison, Indiana.

10 Best China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Nuveen Texas Quality Income Municipal Fund(NTX)

Nuveen Texas Quality Income Municipal Fund is a closed-ended fixed income mutual fund launched by Nuveen Investments, Inc. The fund is managed by Nuveen Asset Management. It invests in the fixed income markets of Texas. The fund invests primarily in municipal securities rated Baa/BBB or better. It invests in securities that provide income exempt from federal and Texas income tax. The fund employs fundamental analysis with bottom-up stock picking approach to create its portfolio. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P National Municipal Bond Index and the S&P Texas Municipal Bond Index. Nuveen Texas Quality Income Municipal Fund was formed on July 26, 1991 and is domiciled in the United States.

Top Financial Stocks To Watch For 2014: Corporate Office Properties Trust(OFC)

Corporate Office Properties Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, management, and leasing of suburban office properties. As of December 31, 2005, the company?s portfolio consisted of 165 office properties; 14 wholly owned office properties under construction or development; and land parcels totaling 311 acres. As of the above date, the company, through joint ventures, owned 18 operating properties, 2 office properties, and land parcels totaling 138 acres. As an REIT, it would not be taxed on the portion of its income, which is distributed to shareholders, provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income. Corporate Office Properties Trust was founded in 1988 and is based in Columbia, Maryland.

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