Saturday, June 29, 2013

5 Best Integrated Utility Stocks To Invest In 2014

If consistency is what you want, then the announcement by�Lufkin Industries� (NASDAQ: LUFK  ) �that�it will pay a�quarterly cash dividend�of�$0.125 per share on June 10 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 3, is what you want. The oilfield industry services provider has paid that rate consistently every quarter for the last five years. It has paid a quarterly dividend every year since 1990.

The new dividend annualizes to $0.50 per share, and yields 0.6% at the closing price of Lufkin Industries' stock on May 2.

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5 Best Integrated Utility Stocks To Invest In 2014: TOTALLY HIP TECHNOLOGIES INC.(THP.V)

Totally Hip Technologies Inc. engages in the development and marketing of interactive Web development technologies primarily in the United States and Canada. The company offers LiveStage Professional software, a QuickTime authoring application with the ability to converge approximately 200 media types to create the interactive digital presentations; LiveSlideShow, an application to create a slideshow to send through email or post on the Internet; HipFlics, which offers an economical mainstream solution for video and audio compression; and WebPainter, a tool for creating Web animations and graphics. It also provides project management, product support, and professional services for businesses and technology professionals. The company primarily sells its products through its online store. Totally Hip Technologies Inc. was founded in 1995 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.

5 Best Integrated Utility Stocks To Invest In 2014: 1-800 FLOWERS.COM Inc.(FLWS), Inc. together with its subsidiaries, operates as a florist and gift retailer in the United States. The company offers a range of products, including fresh-cut flowers, floral arrangements and plants, gifts, popcorn, gourmet foods and gift baskets, cookies, chocolates, candy, and wine through its telephonic and online sales channels, company-owned and operated retail floral stores, and franchised stores. It provides gourmet gifts, such as popcorn and specialty treats through; cookies and baked gifts through; chocolates and confections through and; gift baskets and towers through; Celebrations brand party ideas and planning tips through; and customizable invitations, announcements, and greeting cards through As of July 3, 2011, the company operated 2 floral retail stores, 1 fulfillment center, and approximately 100 franchised stores located within the United States. It has strategic online relationships with Facebook, Google, AOL, Yahoo!, and Microsoft. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Carle Place, New York.

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Curtis Hesler]

    1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is a florist and gift shop. The company offers a range of products, including fresh-cut flowers, floral arrangements and plants, gifts, popcorn, gourmet foods and gift baskets, cookies, chocolates, candy and wine. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.05 and next year is 0.12. According to consensus estimates, its topline is expected to decline 1.91% current year and grow 4.91% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 26 Out of four analysts covering the company, one is positive and has a buy recommendation and three have hold ratings.

Top Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now: Petroquest Energy Inc(PQ)

PetroQuest Energy, Inc. operates as an independent oil and gas company. It engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of oil and gas properties in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas, as well as onshore and in the shallow waters offshore the Gulf Coast Basin. As of December 31, 2009, the company had estimated proved reserves of 1,931 thousand barrels of oil and 167,361 million cubic feet equivalent of natural gas. It owned working interests in 9 net producing oil wells and 277 net producing gas wells. PetroQuest Energy was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By SmallCap Investor]

    Shares traded sharply higher after the oil and gas explorer issued an operational update that revealed details of a discovery at its La Cantera site in Louisiana. Raymond James analysts bumped the stock rating to market perform based on the new findings and an improving balance sheet.

5 Best Integrated Utility Stocks To Invest In 2014: Balfour Beatty plc(BBY.L)

Balfour Beatty plc engages in infrastructure business primarily in the United Kingdom and the United States. The company operates in four divisions: Professional Services, Construction Services, Support Services, and Infrastructure Investments. The Professional Services division provides program and project management, architectural, project design, technical, planning, and consultancy services to the infrastructure market. The Construction Services division offers building, civil and ground engineering, rail engineering, refurbishment and fit-out, construction management, and mechanical and electrical services. The Support Services division upgrades and maintains water, gas, and electricity networks; manages, operates, and maintains highways networks; and provides total facilities management, business services outsourcing, and energy services, as well as rail renewal services. The Infrastructure Investment division operates a portfolio of long-term public-private partners hips (PPPs) concessions in the United Kingdom primarily in the education, health, and roads/street lighting sectors, as well as in non-PPP assets in the United Kingdom. This division also operates a portfolio of long-term military accommodation PPP concessions in the United States. The company has a strategic partnership with Autodesk. The company was founded in 1909 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

5 Best Integrated Utility Stocks To Invest In 2014: Eltek Ltd.(ELTK)

Eltek Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells printed circuit boards (PCBs), including high density interconnect multi-layered and flex-rigid boards primarily in Israel, Europe, and North America. The company offers a range of custom designed PCBs, such as complex rigid, double-sided, and multi-layer PCBs, as well as flexible circuitrym made of various types of high-performance base material. It offers its products to manufacturers of medical equipment, defense and aerospace equipment, industrial equipment, and telecom and networking equipment, as well as contract electronic manufacturers. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales personnel, sales representatives, and agreements with PCB trading and manufacturing companies. Eltek Ltd. was founded in 1970 and is based in Petach Tikva, Israel.

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