I'll admit that when it comes to Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD ) , I'm not a big fan of the company. I see its death spiral as a slow, painful one for investors. It's too bad a new marketing campaign for its new Kmart shipping services isn't the norm, because it's the type of promo that makes the once venerable retailer seem relevant again.
Laden with innuendo, Kmart's "Ship My Pants" commercial highlighting the ability of shoppers to get items shipped for free from the company's website if it can't be found in stores is actually a pretty funny spot. It's gone viral, too, serving up more than 5 million hits at this writing, even though it was posted to YouTube just last week.
One actor remarks how excited he is that he can "ship my pants," while a woman notes that she "shipped my drawers" and a third person can't believe he "shipped my bed."
Top 10 Shipping Stocks To Buy Right Now: Molins Ord(MLIN.L)
Molins PLC supplies machinery and related support services and systems, principally to the fast-moving consumer goods sectors, including tobacco, food, and other high-volume products worldwide. It develops, assembles, sells, and maintains process and quality control instruments for the tobacco industry; and designs and manufactures cartoning machinery, case packers, and robotic solutions, as well as provides turnkey projects involving design and integration of packaging systems. The company also specialises in the design, development, and manufacture of secondary tobacco processing machinery, principally mid-speed cigarette makers, packing, and handling equipment. The company was founded in 1874 and is based in Milton Keynes, the United Kingdom.
Top 10 Shipping Stocks To Buy Right Now: PLX Technology Inc.(PLXT)
PLX Technology, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor devices worldwide. It offers semiconductor devices, such as PCI express switches that allow aggregation of multi-channel Ethernet, fiber channel, graphics, and SAS cards to the host; PCI express bridges, which allow devices with other standards to be used in systems that need to interoperate with PCI express; and 10G Ethernet over copper PHY devices that provide a seamless migration from the slower connections to the faster ones. The company?s products also include direct attached storage products, which allow external storage to connect to a PC through USB connection; network attached storage products that provide storage to a local area network; PCI bridges consisting of general purpose bridges that translate and extend the PCI bus; and universal serial bus (USB) interface chips, which are used by computer peripherals and consumer products to interoperate through an external cabled connection. Its semiconductor devices accelerate and manage the transfer of data in microprocessor-based systems, including networking and telecommunications, enterprise storage, servers, personal computers (PCs), PC peripherals, consumer electronics, imaging, and industrial products. The company markets its products through direct and indirect sales force, manufacturers, and distributors to electronics manufacturers. PLX Technology, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
5 Best Value Stocks For 2014: SDL PLC(SDL.L)
SDL plc provides global information management software and services to multinational businesses. Its Web content management, ecommerce, structured content and language technologies, and language services are used for content creation, management, translation, and publishing. The company operates through three segments: Language Services, Language Technologies, and Content Management Technologies. The Language Services segment provides translation services to customer?s multilingual content in multiple languages. The Language Technologies segment engages in the sale of enterprise, desktop, and statistical machine translation technology developed to help automate and manage multilingual assets, as well as provides associated consultancy and other services. The Content Management Technologies segment involves in the sale of content management technologies developed to help automate and manage content to deliver an interactive and personalized customer experience in multiple languages across Websites, documentation, and channels. The company serves aerospace, automotive, chemicals, oil and gas, electronics and high technology, fast moving consumer goods, finance, industrial goods, IT consulting, life science, media and publishing, public sector, services, software, telecoms, travel and tourism, and translation industries. SDL plc has a strategic partnership with Sapient. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Maidenhead, the United Kingdom.
Top 10 Shipping Stocks To Buy Right Now: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.(SWK)
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. manufactures tools and engineered security solutions worldwide. The company?s Security segment provides a range of mechanical and electronic security products and systems, as well as various security services consisting of security integration systems, software, and related installation, maintenance, monitoring services; automatic doors, door closers, and exit devices; healthcare storage and supply chain solutions; patient protection products; hardware; and locking mechanisms. This segment sells its products to retailers; educational, financial, and healthcare institutions; and commercial, governmental, and industrial customers through direct sales forces and third party distributors. Its Industrial segment offers mechanics tools and storage systems, including wrenches, sockets, electronic diagnostic tools, tool boxes, and industrial storage and retrieval systems; engineered healthcare storage and retrieval systems; hydraulic tools and accessor ies; plumbing, heating, and air conditioning tools; assembly tools and systems; and specialty tools. This segment sells its products to industrial customers through third party distributors and direct sales forces. The company?s Construction & Do-It-Yourself segment manufactures hand tools, including measuring and leveling tools, planes, hammers, demolition tools, knives and blades, saws, chisels, and consumer tackers; consumer mechanics tools; storage units comprising plastic and metal tool boxes; and pneumatic tools and fasteners for use in construction, remodeling, furniture making, pallet and manufacturing applications. This segment sells its products to professional end users and consumers through retailers, including home centers, mass merchants, hardware stores, and retail lumber yards. The company was formerly known as The Stanley Works and changed its name to Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. in March 2010. Stanley Black & Decker was founded in 1843 and is based in New B ritain, Connecticut.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By SamSam Collins Collins]
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK ) is the largest producer of power tools and accessories with brands such as Stanley, Black & Decker, FatMax, DeWalt, Bostitch, Porter-Cable, Facom, Emhart Teknologies, Proto, Kwikset and Mac Tools. Sharp sales growth following the acquisition of Black & Decker in March 2010 focuses the company on the construction and do-it-yourself segments.
Credit Suisse has an "outperform" rating on SWK with an earnings estimate of $6.11 for 2012. Their price target is $72. Technically the stock is holding above both its 200-day moving average and its bullish support line. A break above $65 supports a price target of $73.
Top 10 Shipping Stocks To Buy Right Now: 3SBio Inc.(SSRX)
3SBio Inc., a biotechnology company, engages in the research, development, manufacture, and distribution of pharmaceutical products in the People?s Republic of China. Its products include EPIAO, an injectable recombinant human erythropoietin to stimulate the production of red blood cells in patients with anemia and to reduce the need for blood transfusions; and TPIAO, a recombinant human thrombopoietin to treat chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia. The company also offers Intefen, a recombinant interferon alpha-2a product for the treatment of carcinoma of the lymphatic or hematopoietic system and viral infectious diseases; Inleusin, a recombinant human IL-2 product to treat renal cell carcinoma, metastatic melanoma, and thoratic fluid build-up caused by cancer and tuberculosis; and Iron Sucrose Supplement for treating anemia associated with iron deficiency, as well as for patients with end-stage renal disease requiring iron replacement therapy. In addition, its product pi peline comprises a high dosage EPIAO; NuPIAO, a second-generation EPIAO; TPIAO to treat idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura; NuLeusin for metastatic melanoma and metastatic renal cell carcinoma; human papilloma virus vaccine for the prevention of cervical cancer; and an anti-TNF monoclonal antibody product candidate for treating rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and other inflammatory diseases. Further, the company?s product pipeline includes Feraheme, an in-licensed intravenous iron replacement therapeutic agent used to treat iron deficiency anemia in chronic kidney disease patients and in patients requiring hemodialysis; and Nephoxil, an iron-based phosphate binder for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia in patients with ESRD. It sells its products directly, as well as through its network of distributors to various healthcare providers, including hospitals, clinics, and dialysis centers. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Shenyang, the People?s Republic of China.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Hilary Kramer]
3SBio (NASDAQ:SSRX) is based in China, so it has suffered from the uncertainties that have hit the stock market there, but it’s a solid company that should achieve strong growth for years to come. The majority of sales come from two strong products, EPIAO and TPIAO, which have both benefited from improved regulations and access in China. 3SBio should increase revenues in excess of 20% over the next two years, but the stock is attractively valued at only 12 times the 2012 estimate of 95 cents a share. SSRX is an attractive buy at current prices.
Top 10 Shipping Stocks To Buy Right Now: EXILLON ENERGY PLC ORD USD0.0000125(EXI.L)
Exillon Energy plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent oil producer. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas in the Commonwealth of Independent States region. It extracts and sells crude oil in the Timan-Pechora basin in the Komi Republic region and in the Western Siberian basin in the Khanty-Mansiysk region in the Russian Federation. Exillon Energy plc also engages in oil trading activities in Moscow in the Russian Federation. The company was formerly known as Caspian Minerals plc and changed its name to Exillon Energy plc in August 2009. The company is based in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
Top 10 Shipping Stocks To Buy Right Now: Legal & General Gp(LGEN.L)
Legal & General Group Plc provides risk, savings, and investment management products in the United Kingdom, the United States, France, the Netherlands, and internationally. The company?s Risk segment offers individual and group protection, individual and bulk purchase annuities, and general insurance products. This segment also involves in estate agency and the housing related business conducted through its regulated mortgage network. The company?s Savings segment provides non profit investment bonds; non profit pensions, including SIPPs; individual savings accounts; investment bonds; pensions; retail unit trusts; structured products; and various with-profit products. Legal & General Group?s Investment Management segment involves in the institutional fund management business comprising index funds, fixed income funds, risk management solutions, and property related products, as well as private equity. The company also offers term assurance, wealth management, and unit-l inked savings products. Legal & General Group Plc was founded in 1836 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
Top 10 Shipping Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wayne Savings Bancshares Inc.(WAYN)
Wayne Savings Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for Wayne Savings Community Bank, a community-oriented institution that provides consumer and business financial services in northeast Ohio. It accepts various consumer and commercial deposits, which include checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, term certificate of deposit accounts, commercial repurchase agreements, and individual retirement accounts. The company originates one-to four-family residential, multi-family residential, construction, non-residential real estate and land, commercial business, and consumer loans. It also invests in mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by the United States government or agencies. The company offers its services to individuals, business, and other organizations through its main banking office located in Wooster, and other 10 additional full service branch offices in Wayne, Holmes, Ashland, Medina, and Stark counties, as well as the surrou nding localities in northeastern Ohio. Wayne Savings Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Wooster, Ohio.
Top 10 Shipping Stocks To Buy Right Now: J. W. Mays Inc.(MAYS)
J.W. Mays, Inc. owns and operates commercial real estate properties in the United States. Its properties are located in Brooklyn, Jamaica, Levittown, Massapequa, and Fishkill, New York, as well as in Circleville, Ohio. The company was founded in 1924 and is based in Brooklyn, New York.
Top 10 Shipping Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ms Int(MSI.L)
MS International PLC is engaged in the design and manufacture of specialist engineering products and the provision of related services. Through its subsidiaries, the company manufactures fork-arms for the fork lift truck, construction and agricultural equipment industries, sells and part manufactures fork-arms, and conducts open die forgings.