Another week of new all-time highs for the Dow Jones Industrial Average coupled with a good start to earnings season has given optimists little reason to fret. For skeptics like me, that's an opportunity to see whether companies have earned their current valuations.
Keep in mind that some companies�deserve�their current valuations. Life sciences company Life Technologies�jumped to new highs this week following word that Thermo Fisher Scientific�will make a bid for the company, and that other private-equity firms are finalizing their bids.�With Life Technologies having publicly announced a strategic review in January, it seems like a long-awaited buyout could be right around the corner for shareholders.
Still, other companies might deserve a kick in the pants. Here's a look at three companies that could be worth selling.
Top Life Sciences Companies To Watch 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.
Top Life Sciences Companies To Watch For 2014: Raffaele Caruso SpA (YRC)Raffaele Caruso SpA is an Italy-based company, operating in the apparel sector. It produces tailor-made suits, coats and jackets, for men only. The Company owns three industrial facilities in Soragna and in Ponte dell��glio, Italy. The Company distributes its products worldwide through its own brands Raffaele Caruso and Fluo. The Company also acts as wholesaler for brands of other companies.
Top 5 Net Payout Yield Stocks To Invest In 2014: EastGroup Properties Inc. (EGP)
EastGroup Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), focuses on the development, acquisition, and operation of industrial properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2007, it owned 202 industrial properties and 1 office building, as well as approximately 1.7 million square feet properties in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and California. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income tax purposes, provided it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its shareholders. EastGroup Properties, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi.
Top Life Sciences Companies To Watch For 2014: Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc.(WPI)
Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, sale, and distribution of generic and brand pharmaceutical products in the United States, western Europe, Canada, Australasia, Asia, South America, and South Africa. The company offers its products for therapeutic categories, such as central nervous system, cardiovascular, hormones and synthetic substitutes, anti-infective agents, and urology. It operates in three segments: Global Generics, Global Brands, and Distribution. The Global Generics segment develops, manufactures, and sells generic pharmaceutical products, as well as distributes generic versions of third parties? brand products. This segment offers various dosage forms, such as oral solids, transdermals, injectables, inhalation products, and transmucosals for indications, including pregnancy prevention, pain management, depression, hypertension, and smoking cessation. The Global Brands segment pr omotes and co-promotes Rapaflo, Gelnique, Trelstar, Androderm, Crinone, ella, INFeD, Generess, sodium ferric gluconate, AndroGel, and Femring branded products; and markets its products through sales professionals. It also sells various non-promoted products. The Distribution segment distributes generic and select brand pharmaceutical products, vaccines, injectables, and over-the-counter medicines to independent pharmacies, alternate care providers, pharmacy chains, and physicians? offices. The company sells its generic and brand pharmaceutical products primarily to drug wholesalers, retailers, and distributors, including national retail drug and food store chains, hospitals, clinics, mail order, government agencies, and managed healthcare providers, such as health maintenance organizations and other institutions. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Top Life Sciences Companies To Watch For 2014: MoSys Inc.(MOSY)
MoSys, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and licenses embedded memory intellectual property (IP) for systems on chips (SOCs) designs. It provides a semiconductor memory technology, 1T-SRAM, which offers a combination of high density, low power consumption, and high-speed; and licenses this technology to companies that incorporate or embed memory on integrated circuits (ICs), such as system-on-chips. The company also designs, develops, markets, and licenses high-speed parallel and serial interface IP that includes physical layer circuitry, which allows ICs to communicate with each other or to discrete memory devices in networking, storage, computer, and consumer devices. Additionally, it supports serial I/O technologies, such as 10G KR, XAUI, PCI Express, and SATA, as well as parallel interfaces comprising DDR3. MoSys, Inc. offers its memory and I/O IP technologies to semiconductor companies, electronic product manufacturers, foundries, intel lectual property companies, and design companies through product development, technology licensing, and joint marketing relationships. It operates in Japan, the United States, Taiwan, and rest of Asia. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.