Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) has continued to justify the confidence of its shareholders, with share prices increasing by some 34% over the past year. According to the results of its latest earnings report, its revenues during the fourth quarter of FY 2013 increased by 6.2% to $12.4 billion during the May to July period, compared with the same quarter last year, which was in line with Wall Street analysts' expectations. In addition, other financial indicators also recorded increases, with its earnings per share growing by some 16.7% year-on-year to $0.52 while its net income rose by 18% to $2.8 billion.
Its guidance for 2014 was also positive, with a consensus estimate of $2.24 EPS, implying a forward P/E of 10, while earnings growth for the next five years is 9%. In addition, the company also declared cash dividends of $0.17 per share for the quarter, paying a total of $918 million to shareholders, as well as buying back some 47 million shares of stock at around $24.80 per share, or a total of $1.2 billion worth of shares. The company designs and sells IP-based networking and products related to the IT and communications sectors worldwide.
Top Dividend Stocks For 2014: Primary Health Properties PLC (PHP)
Primary Health Properties PLC (PHP) is a healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the generation of rental income and capital growth through investment in primary healthcare property in the United Kingdom. The Company had invested in 183 properties. The Company specialises in the ownership of freehold or long leasehold interests in modern purposebuilt healthcare facilities, the majority of which are leased to general practitioners and other associated healthcare users. In June 2013, Primary Health Properties PLC announced the acquisition of two standing let medical centre investments. In August 2013, it acquired two medical center investments. In August 2013, the Company announced that its wholly owned subsidiary has completed the acquisition of three modern, purpose built medical centres.
Top Dividend Stocks For 2014: (MAHSEAMLE.NS)
Maharashtra Seamless Limited engages in the manufacture and sale of seamless pipes and tubes primarily in India. Its seamless pipes and tubes have applications in the oil and gas, automotive, hydrocarbon process, bearing, hydraulic cylinder, boiler, heat exchanger, super heater and condenser, railways, mechanical, and structural general engineering industries. The company also manufactures ERW pipes that have applications in the fields of natural gas or oil, diesel, drinking water, and sewage/water treatment; and coated pipes for dwelling purposes. In addition, it engages in the generation of electricity through a wind power generation plant. The company was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in New Delhi, India. Maharashtra Seamless Limited operates as a subsidiary of D.P. Jindal Group.
- [By Curtis Hesler]
Maharashtra Seamless Limited (MSL), based in Delhi, manufactures seamless steel pipes and tubes and ERW pipes and it is the flagship company of the Rs 3000 crore D.P. Jindal Group. Apart from products like hot finished pipes and tubes, cold drawn tubes, line pipes etc, the company getting into wind power generation in a big way. The 7 MW wind power project at Satara Maharashtra is a deep commitment by the company to generating environment friendly green power.
Top Dividend Stocks For 2014: War Eagle Mining Co. Inc. (WAR.V)
War Eagle Mining Company Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral resource properties in Canada and Mexico. It explores for tantalum, tin, lithium, and gold. It primarily focuses on the MAC property comprising 10 contiguous claims covering 15,015 hectares located in the southwest Northwest Territories, Canada. The company was formerly known as War Eagle Resources Ltd. and changed its name to War Eagle Mining Company Inc. in May 1987. War Eagle Mining Company Inc. was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
Top Dividend Stocks For 2014: Luxottica Group SpA (LUX)
Luxottica Group S.p.A. (Luxottica), incorporated in 1961, is an Italy-based company engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of prescription frames and sunglasses in the mid-and premium-price categories. It operates in two segments: manufacturing and wholesale distribution and retail distribution. Through its manufacturing and wholesale distribution segment, it is engaged in the design, manufacture, wholesale distribution and marketing of house and designer lines of mid-to premium-priced prescription frames and sunglasses. The Company operates its retail segment principally through its retail brands, which include, among others, LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical and its Licensed Brands (Sears Optical and Target Optical), as well as through the retail brands of its business, Oakley, which include, among others, Oakley O Stores and Vaults, David Clulow e nel segmento Licensed Brand. Among its subsidiaries there are: Air Sun, Bazooka Inc, David Clulow Brighton Ltd and Ecotop Pty Ltd.
Top Dividend Stocks For 2014: Vantage Drilling Company(VTG)
Vantage Drilling Company, through its subsidiaries, provides offshore contract drilling services to oil and natural gas companies in the United States and internationally. The company offers drilling units, related equipment, and work crews under contract to drill oil and natural gas wells; construction supervision services; and operates and manages drilling units owned by others. Its customers primarily include multinational oil and natural gas companies, government owned oil and natural gas companies, and independent oil and natural gas producers. The company owns and manages four jackup rigs and three drillships. Vantage Drilling Company was founded in 2007 and is based in Houston, Texas.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Fabian]
Vantage Drilling Company (AMEX:VTG): This equity had 10,232,975 shares sold short as of Aug 31st, as compared to 9,547,345 on Aug 15th, which represents a change of 685,630 shares, or 7.2%. Days to cover for this company is 6 and average daily trading volume is 1,640,644. About the equity: Vantage Drilling Company offers offshore oil and natural gas well drilling services.
Top Dividend Stocks For 2014: Primco Management Inc (PMCM)
Primco Management Inc., incorporated on October 14, 2010, is a development-stage company. The Company focuses on offering estate management services for its clients and retention on a range of properties including class A office space, industrial, manufacturing, and warehousing facilities as well as data centers and retail outlets for real estate users. In addition, it also focuses on offering consulting services, including site selection, feasibility studies, exit strategies, market forecasts, strategic planning, and research services. In February 2013, the Company announced that ESMG, Inc. took controlling interest in the Company through the acquisition of more than 80% interest of the Company. In February 2013, it purchased the music catalog of D&B Music. In May 2013, the Company acquired Top Sail Productions.
As of December 31, 2010, the Company did not have any operations. During the year ended December 31, 2010, it did not generate any revenues.