Citi Private Bank’s Steven Wieting and team argue that while stocks are expensive, they’ve yet to hit the highs of previous bull markets. They explain the implications:
Memories of economic calamity, irrational market pricing, and yes, unusually high return opportunities in 2008-2009, have almost left a sense of disgust with a global bull market which has now surpassed a seventh year. It has left few investment bargains in its wake. As with other long-lasting cyclical bull periods, figuring out how far it can extend may be even more difficult than calling a bottom during a bear market mauling.
Investors in the past two decades have experienced some of the most extreme bouts of sustained market optimism and pessimism in recorded financial market history. At the height of the equity bubble period in 2000, our estimates show that US real economic growth would have needed to exceed an unprecedented 5% in perpetuity (yes, forever) for US shares to sustain a valuation roughly triple their long-term average. Amid quite strong opportunities in bond markets – including an 8.5% yield on long-term high grade corporate bonds at the time the equity bubble period saw broad US shares trade as high as 45X cyclically-adjusted EPS. Large cap technology shares traded at roughly triple that valuation.
Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Magal Security Systems Ltd.(MAGS)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Tuesday, industrial shares fell by 0.04 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Unilever N.V. (ADR) (NYSE: UN), down 8 percent, and Magal Security Systems Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: MAGS), down 6 percent.
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Magal Security Systems (MAGS) is an Israeli company whose stock trades in the US. The company specializes in “smart fences” that protect large geographic areas, power plants, military bases, prisons, and building complexes against unwanted intrusions.
- [By Peter Graham]
Israel based small capMagal Security Systems Ltd (NASDAQ: MAGS)was established in 1965 as a branch of the Israeli Aerospace Industry focused on developing smart fences for security. It was floated and privatized15years later and hadanIPO on NASDAQ on 1993. Today, Magal Security Systems is a leading international provider of solutions and products for physical and video security solutions, as well as site management. MAGS offers comprehensive integrated solutions for critical sites, managed by Fortis4G the Companys4th generation, cutting-edge PSIM (Physical Security Information Management system). The solutions leveragea broad portfolio of homegrown PIDS (Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems), advanced VMS (Video Management Software) with native IVA (Intelligent Video Analytics) Security solutions.
Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: U.S. Geothermal Inc.(HTM)
- [By Peter Graham]
The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap geothermal stock U.S. Geothermal Inc (NYSEMKT: HTM) is scheduled for after the market closes on Thursday (March 9th). In early February, U.S. Geothermalprovided an update on its development and expansion projects with the CEO commenting:
Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Vical Incorporated(VICL)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Vical Incorporated (NASDAQ: VICL) shares dropped 22 percent to $3.01 after the company disclosed that its Phase 2 trial did not meet primary endpoint.
Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Medtronic plc(MDT)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Medtronic (MDT) has risen 1.9% to $81.75 on reports that Cardinal Health (CAH) will buy its medical supplies business.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) has jumped 6.3% to $149.45 after settling a patent dispute.
- [By George Budwell, Keith Speights, and Cory Renauer]
So, to help investors separate the wheat from the chaff, we asked our Foolish contributors which stocks they thought are worth owning until at least 2030. These three healthcare specialists recommended Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), andIntuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG). Read on to find out why.
- [By James E. Brumley]
When an investor thinks of stocks in the cardio-monitoring arena, names like General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) and Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT) tend to surface first. And well they should. Medtronic is the largest name dedicated solely to equipment that tells doctors and nurses how well a patient’s heart is functioning, while GE Healthcare smartly leverages the name of its parent company’s recognizable name to win market share in the medical equipment space.
General Electric and Medtronic aren’t the only names in town, however, and certainly not the top prospects for an investor seeking out a fresh, undiscovered growth opportunity. That honor arguably belongs to an up-and-coming small cap outfit called Biotricity Inc. (OTCMKTS:BTCY), which is nearing its first-ever revenue.
Don’t look for a Biotricity product quite yet, as they’re not on the market. Consumers as well as investors will want to keep their eyes and ears open for two of them soon though, however, with one of those devices being a high-precision, FDA-approved instrument for use by healthcare workers in a clinical setting. The other device is a consumer-oriented version of the same technology, giving BTCY access to not just one but two crucial markets. Even more recently Biotricity reported it was opening up its development pipeline to the fetal monitoring and sleep apnea markets. Heart-monitoring is the near-term venture, though.
The two products are called biotricity and biolife (neither moniker is supposed to be capitalized). The latter is a wireless, remote consumer-oriented heart rate and activity monitoring device, and the former is a clinical-grade monitoring device… also wireless and remotely operated/monitored.
Bioflux is only available by prescription. The bioflux hardware includes an ECG (heart-rhythm) monitoring device, software, and if desired, service from a monitoring lab that performs remote diagnostic monitoring for up to 30 consecutive days at a time. It
Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated(CORT)
- [By Lee Jackson]
These companies also reported insider selling last week:Corcept Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CORT), Customers Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: CUBI), Ellie Mae Inc. (NYSE: ELLI), Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) and Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA).
Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: LG Display Co., Ltd.(LPL)
- [By Anders Bylund, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]
According to comments by Universal Display CEO Steve Abramson, Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) is pouring $9 billion into building OLED production facilities this year. LG Display (NYSE:LPL) expects more than half of its 2020 revenues to come from OLED panels. The OLED TV market is expected to grow sixfold in the next four years, and the lighting panel market is only just getting started.
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) has taken off even higher and LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have given a similar performance: