Thursday, July 4, 2013

Top 5 Restaurant Companies To Buy For 2014

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, restaurant operator Luby's (NYSE: LUB  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Luby's and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Luby's facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston, Texas (1947)

Market Cap

$235.5 million

Top 5 Restaurant Companies To Buy For 2014: First Niagara Financial Group Inc.(FNFG)

First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. operates as the holding company for First Niagara Bank, N.A. that provides retail and commercial banking, and other financial services to individuals, families, and businesses. It offers retail deposit accounts, which include savings, negotiable order of withdrawal, checking, money market, and certificate of deposit accounts, as well as provides business savings and checking, money market, cash management accounts, and municipal deposit accounts. The company?s loan portfolio comprises commercial real estate and multi-family loans; commercial business loans; residential real estate loans; home equity loans; and consumer loans consisting of indirect mobile home loans, and personal secured and unsecured loans. It also sells insurance products, including commercial and personal insurance, surety bond, life, disability, and long-term care coverage products. In addition, the company offers risk management consulting services comprising altern ative risk and self-insurance services, claims investigation and adjusting services, and third party administration services for self insured workers? compensation plans. Further, it provides employee benefits plan and compensation consulting services. Additionally, First Niagara Financial Group offers wealth management services that manage client funds utilizing various third party investment vehicles consisting of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and annuities, as well as other investment products, such as individual retirement accounts, education savings plans, and retirement plans. As of December 31, 2010 it operated 257 bank branches, including 115 in Upstate New York and 142 branches in Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1870 and is based in Buffalo, New York.

Top 5 Restaurant Companies To Buy For 2014: Spindex Industries Limited (564.SI)

Spindex Industries Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture, import, export, and distribution of mechanical, electrical, electronic, precision machine parts, and other engineering materials. It provides precision turned parts, such as shafts, mini shafts, sleeves, and other critical components used in a range of applications, including consumer copiers, facsimiles, laser printers, inkjet printers, scanners, multi-function centers, commercial printers, and commercial offset printers. The company also offers various components used in automotive sensor assemblies, throttle mechanisms, and gear shafts that are used in brakes, drive systems, and industrial tools. In addition, it provides mini fasteners, transmission shafts, and bearing shafts for use in bicycles, fishing rods, washers, and irons. Spindex Industries Limited serves MNCs operating in imaging and printing, machinery and automotive systems, domestic appliances, consumer electronics, data storage, telecommunications, and other sectors. It primarily operates in the People�s Republic of China, Singapore, the other ASEAN countries, the United States, and Europe. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Hot Gold Stocks To Own For 2014: NeurogesX Inc.(NGSX)

NeurogesX, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing and commercializing pain management therapies. The company offers Qutenza for the management of neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia, and for the treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain in non-diabetic adults. It also develops NGX-1998, which has completed Phase 2 clinical study, is a topical liquid formulation of high concentration capsaicin to treat neuropathic pain conditions; and acetaminophen prodrugs that is in preclinical stage for use in acute pain, including traumatic pain, post-surgical pain, and fever. The company was formerly known as Advanced Analgesics, Inc. and changed its name to NeurogesX, Inc. in September 2000. NeurogesX, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.

Top 5 Restaurant Companies To Buy For 2014: Nuveen New York Select Quality Municipal Fund Inc.(NVN)

Nuveen New York Select Quality Municipal Fund, Inc. 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 New York. The fund invests in tax exempt municipal bonds. It employs fundamental analysis, with bottom-up stock picking approach, to create its portfolio. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the Standard & Poor?s New York Municipal Bond Index and Standard & Poor?s Insured National Municipal Bond Index. Nuveen New York Select Quality Municipal Fund, Inc. was formed on April 3, 1991 and is domiciled in the United States.

Top 5 Restaurant Companies To Buy For 2014: Premier Exhibitions Inc.(PRXI)

Premier Exhibitions, Inc. provides museum quality touring exhibitions worldwide. It develops, deploys, and operates exhibition products; sells apparel, posters, and Titanic-related jewelry; publishes exhibition catalogs; and provides ancillary services, such as audio tours and photographs for public in the exhibition centers, museums, and non-traditional venues. The company operates and promotes various exhibitions, including Bodies Revealed and Bodies, The Exhibition, that display multiple human anatomy sets, which contain a collection of whole human body specimens, single human organs, and body parts; Titanic, the artifact exhibition, which features the artifacts recovered from the wreck site; and Dialog in the Dark that is intended to provide insight and experience to the paradox of learning to see without the use of sight. Premier Exhibitions, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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