Stock Expert Reveals Top Stocks to Buy and Sell

Zacks Equity Research highlights Unilever Plc (NYSE:UL) as the Bull of the Day and NuStar Energy (NYSE:NS) as the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM), Honda Motor Co. (NYSE:HMC) and Nissan Motor Co. (OTC:NSANY).

Full analysis of all these stocks is available at http://at.zacks.com/?id=2678.

Here is a synopsis of all five stocks:

Bull of the Day :

We are upgrading our recommendation on Unilever Plc (NYSE:UL) to Outperform from Neutral based on impressive third quarter 2012 results. Despite high input costs and a tough currency environment, Unilever posted healthy underlying sales growth of 5.9% on the back of both volume and pricing gains.

Increased investment in innovation and brand building also contributed to the growth. Organic sales in the emerging markets improved as well. The company maintained its dominant market share in all the business segments and recorded decent growth in spite of global economic crisis.

We are encouraged by Unilever’s solid fundamentals and a wide portfolio of globally recognized flagship brands. Moreover, continuous innovation in all the segments adds to its growth prospects.

Bear of the Day:

Following NuStar Energy’s (NYSE:NS) grim third quarter results, we are recalibrating our investment thesis on the midstream energy partnership to Underperform from Neutral. In particular, losses in its asphalt and fuel marketing segments (which together contribute roughly half of total income) adversely impacted NuStar’s third quarter profits.

Though we welcome the partnership s decision to sell a 50% stake in its volatile asphalt operations, the continued poor outlook for the sector will be a further drag on NuStar’s near-to-medium term EBITDA. We are also concerned by the partnerships high leverage. Considering these headwinds, we expect NuStar to perform below the industry, which gives investors little reason to hold the stock.

This is corroborated by our new Underperform recommendation. Our $40 price objective reflects a 2013 P/E multiple of 17.7x.

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Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM) expects that its sales in the U.S. will top 2 million vehicles in 2012 depending on burgeoning demand for Camry sedan and Prius hybrid. Last time, when the automaker’s sales reached that level was in 2007, at 2.62 million vehicles. Logging a sales of more than 2 million vehicles in the year implies a 22% growth from 2011.

In the first nine months of the year, Toyota’s sales grew 29.5% to 1.72 million vehicles. Sales of Camry surged 36.5% to 344,714 units while sales of Prius leapt 91.2% to 200,114 units during the period (all on a daily selling rate basis).

Toyota saw more than threefold increase in profits to ¥257.92 billion ($3.28 billion) or ¥81.44 ($1.04) per share in the second quarter of fiscal year ended September 30, 2012 from ¥80.42 billion or ¥25.65 in the same quarter of prior fiscal year.

The increase in profits can be attributed to strong demand for Toyota vehicles as well as positive impact from the company’s cost control measures. However, profits were lower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.62 per share.

Revenues in the quarter grew 18.2% to ¥5.41 trillion ($68.75 billion) on a 14.9% rise in sales volume to 2.16 million units. Vehicle sales increased in all the regions, except Europe. Operating income more than quadrupled to ¥340.61 billion ($4.33 billion) from ¥75.39 billion in the second quarter of previous fiscal year.

For fiscal 2013 ending March 31, 2013, Toyota projected lower consolidated vehicles sales of 8.75 million units, down 50 thousand units from the prior guidance. The automaker also lowered its consolidated revenue outlook to ¥21.30 trillion (up 14.6% from fiscal 2012) from the prior guidance of ¥22.00 trillion. The downward revision of sales outlook was based on difficulties in Chinese and European markets.

However, it raised operating income guidance to ¥1.05 trillion (up 195.3% from fiscal 2012) from the prior level of ¥1.00 trillion and profits to ¥780.0 billion (175.1%) from the previous projection of ¥760.0 billion.

Toyota is the leading automaker in the world. Its product portfolio consists of a full range of models from passenger cars, minivans and trucks as well as related parts and accessories.

The company’s domestic competitors include Honda Motor Co. (NYSE:HMC) and Nissan Motor Co. (OTC:NSANY). Despite better results, the company currently retains a Zacks #3 Rank on its shares, which translates to a short-term (1 to 3 months) rating of Hold, owing to the global economic weakness and problems in China, the company’s one of the biggest markets.

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Real Estate Investors Buying Up Storm Damaged Homes

Union Holding Group, a Union County New Jersey-based Real Estate Investment Company, has ramped up their Cash for Houses Program in New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Chief Marketing Officer, Chris Floor, said, “The damage Sandy brought is immense – rendering many houses impossible to sell or mortgage on the retail market.  Our Cash for Houses program is an easy way for homeowners to sell their property as-is – without needing to fix homes or bring them up to code to meet township certificate of occupancy standards.”

Many homeowners are still trying to salvage sentimental items among the damage – as well as awaiting insurance adjuster appointments so they can find out where they stand with their insurance claims.  Floor went on to say, “We know how difficult this situation can be – it’s their homes we’re talking about.  We offer sellers the flexibility to close when they want to – we’ve got plenty of work to do and we’ve had plenty of sellers that have already taken advantage of the Cash for Houses program.  Sellers can close when it’s most convenient for them – period.”

Getting cash for houses often sounds appealing – but it’s not for everyone.  Floor continued, “Some sellers are much more comfortable using a Realtor versus selling directly.  The issue there is many storm-damaged homes require extensive renovation – and it’s not easy to find available contractors as they’ve got their plates full with work.  Sellers seeking a fast sale – so they can move on quickly – are often the best candidate for the Cash for Houses program.”

Union Holding Group is a Union County New Jersey-based Real Estate Investment Company based in Cranford, NJ.  For more information call 866-910-5323 or visit www.houses4fastcash.com.

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Pennystocks Best Trades Now

Volume Trading Report: Superior Venture Corp (OTC: SVEN), Cannabis Science (OTC: CBIS), AMR Corp (OTC: AAMRQ), Pac West Equities (PINK: PWEID)

Superior Venture Corp (OTC: SVEN) got off to a strong start yesterday and held its gains throughout the trading day on Wall Street.  SVEN closed up 219% on a massive 126 million shares traded.  The price action and volume is likely to remain with this name all week at least and we will make sure we are right in front of you keeping you up to date with the price performance and volume.

AMR Corp (OTC: AMR) will remain on our volume watch list after trading over $6 million yesterday, however also trading lower by over 6%.

Pac West Equities (PINK: PWEID) was back on the volume watch list for the wrong reasons again today based on yesterdays close.  PWEID closed down 41% on $2.5 million traded.

Cannnabis Science has also been in the news a lot recently with recent law changes and was back trading over $1 million in Tuesdays action the OTCQB market.  CBIS was also lower by 6% on $1 million traded.

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Regardless of what’s going on in the mainstream we will always keep you updated and look to be value added. We hope you have enjoyed our coverage last week; we will be back to you on Thursday with our look at the OTC markets.

We are making sure you are right in touch with all the top volume leaders in the penny stock world, and the lists of penny stocks.  We will show you the movers and shakers and the companies making the headlines in our trading world.

We track the volume and keep in touch with any increasing trends to the upside or downside.  We also cover the top stocks on the OTCQB, OTCQX, and the Pink Sheet markets.

As our subscribers know, timing is absolutely critical when buying stocks. The stocks you buy are not as important as when you buy.

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Payday Loans Go Hi Tech With Online Service

A shop window advertising payday loans.

Payday Loans (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PaydayLoansOnline.net launches a brand new “100% online” service, available for free on the website. As a response to growing demand in the personal finance sphere for instant payday loan access, the organization has created a way for US, UK and Canadian residents to apply for short term loans on the internet, without visiting an office or sending a fax.

The new 100% online service allows effective pinpointing of suitable lenders in the applicants’ home vicinity. Money can be borrowed from local lenders for a few weeks at a time and is paid directly into a bank account, and repaid via the same easy way on the borrower’s next pay day.

The PaydayLoansOnline system is powered by a short and direct application form that fields customer details straight to the most appropriate lenders. Bad credit is no obstacle as the service is equally available to individuals with poor, good or no credit.

A spokesperson for PaydayLoansOnline.net made the announcement.

“PaydayLoansOnline.net is pleased to launch its new 100% online service for finding fast cash loans. With the holidays approaching, many people need to pull in extra shifts at work to cover their outgoings and still can’t make the month despite their best efforts. Missing precious hours of work to visit storefront payday lenders means lost earnings and oftentimes, wasted journeys where they are not approved.”

The spokesperson continued, “The beauty of our online payday loans finding service is that we are partnered with lenders who operate 24 hours a day online, making it a very convenient option that can be used from all computers. In addition to this, the lenders are all specialists in the bad credit sector, making them more likely to approve loans regardless of an individual’s perceived financial difficulty.”

The service is comprised of some notable components. Namely, that the credit scores of applicants are never revealed throughout the application and matching process, as neither PaydayLoansOnline nor its network of affiliated lenders use or report to credit reference agencies.

The online application form takes less than 2 minutes to complete and is confidential. It is possible for an applicant to receive instant approval online or continue searching without commitment until finding the best loan that suits them.

To apply, click on:  http://www.paydayloansonline.net

Contact:
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admin@paydayloansonline.net
7863199951

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Real Estate Demand in Caribbean Heating Up

English: West Bay Beach, Roatan, Honduras.

Roatan, Honduras. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Based on figures from the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation, federal taxes will increase by a total of $423 billion in 2013 if the Bush-era tax cuts are allowed to expire. According to the Associated Press, the increase in taxes will be the largest since 1942.

In light of this, for those looking to secure their funds offshore and control their own spending, the newest development on Roatan, Crystal Sands Villas, may be the answer.

Amy Murphy, a realtor with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty in Scottsdale, Arizona, has experienced an influx of buyers seeking to purchase homes in the Caribbean – with a 70% surge in inquiries since the election.

As the owner of her own Caribbean property on the island of Roatan off the coast of Honduras, Amy has first-hand experience of this offshore buying trend.

Since the late 1990s, the value of her property has rocketed from $38,000 to $250,000, a growth trend which is tempting more buyers to invest before taxes rise.

Amy said: “In 2012, the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s and International Living each designated the island of Roatan – along with the Cayman Islands – as among the top destinations for retirees in the world.

“Roatan distinguishes itself by offering full-service spas, world-class golf, dining and shopping all at reasonable prices.  It’s a haven for anyone looking for an affordable and peaceful island lifestyle and it’s appealing for Americans who don’t want to give money to governments, agencies and programs they do not endorse.

“Many buyers looking to invest money in this market believe that entrepreneurs and families should be able to control their own spending, without being forced to fund an overly deficit US Government.”

The newest development on Roatan is an exclusive community in the pristine area of Turquoise Bay.  Called Crystal Sands Villas, the properties consist of eco-friendly designer villas on one of the last unspoilt white sand beaches in the Caribbean. Each luxury property will enjoy 24-hour gated security with concierge service, spa, marina and medical services, all with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef – the second largest reef in the world.

Amy continued: “Prices to buy into this idyllic and secluded Caribbean community will increase 25% in January, with building commencing next summer.  The investment potential is huge, especially as the year-end approaches.

“With land appreciation in Roatan averaging at around 13.5 percent each year over the past decade, anyone buying into the development now could look to sell in several years, potentially earning a significant return,” she continued.

“As this luxury community becomes more established, a greater number of people with wealth and a desire to escape from the stress and politics of urban life will want to buy into it.

“My advice to anyone wanting to make a move is to take advantage of securing their funds offshore before taxes rise and begin living a life of beaches and beauty on a tropical paradise like Roatan.”

Discover more about property and investment opportunities in Roatan Honduras now:

www.roatanluxuryestates.com or contact Amy Murphy at amy@roatanluxuryestates.com

CONTACT: Press, Miki Haines-Sangor, +44 7900 690 574, miki@goldengoosepr.com

Web Site: http://www.crystalsandsvillas.com

Clopton Capital, a commercial mortgage provider based in Chicago, is forecasting no increase or measurable change in commercial mortgage interest rates in 2013. This prediction is based on numerous factors including political, economic and proprietary to the commercial mortgage industry. “Via direct conduits, current commercial mortgage interest rates are at best, in the neighborhood of 3%. This make borrowing commercial capital incredibly cost effective and advantageous and we are pleased to state that these commercial mortgage interest rates will likely continue to exist throughout next year”, said Jake Clopton, the founder of Clopton Capital.

The firm states that if sudden or unprecedented borrowing costs were to increase, whether this be transactional costs or simply an increase in interest, the firm will be swift in notifying their prospects, clients and the general public. “If commercial mortgage interest rates were to somehow soar suddenly, we would immediately draft a mass email to our clients and issue a press release explaining why this has happened, what is means for our clients and what we intend to do to adapt to the issue as a firm”, said Jake Clopton.

Clopton Capital intends to continue utilizing commercial mortgages in 2013 as their primary mechanism for funding new and existing commercial real estate projects. Commercial real estate owners and business owners are encouraged to visit CloptonCapital.com for more information about commercial loan options available presently.

Bull and Bear of the Day by Zacks

NYSE on Wall Street

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Zacks Equity Research highlights Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE:WY) as the Bull of the Day and NYSE Euronext, Inc.’s (NYSE:NYX) as the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT ), Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI ) and Ruby Tuesday Inc. (NYSE: RT ).

Full analysis of all these stocks is available at http://at.zacks.com/?id=2678.

Here is a synopsis of all five stocks:

Bull of the Day:

We have upgraded our recommendation on Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE:WY) from Neutral to Outperform based on the high growth the company has achieved, reducing total costs and increasing prices. Also, the company is making an earnest effort to reduce its debt and maintain a healthy debt to equity ratio.

The company’s earnings increased a whopping 83% year over year in the third quarter to $0.22 per share. The sales also soared 12.9% year over year to $1,772 million. Operating profits escalated 102% and long-term debt decreased 7.9% year over year. Backlog for Real Estate remains solid.

Our long-term Outperform recommendation on the stock indicates that it will beat the broader U.S. market over the next six to twelve months. Our target price is $32.00 based on 2012 P/E of 68.1x.

Bear of the Day:

NYSE Euronext, Inc.’s (NYSE:NYX) third quarter earnings breezed past the Zacks Consensus Estimate but plunged year over year based on weak volumes and pricing across trading venues, which led to a reduced top line and lower operating margin. A low cash position and high debt raised the concerns of rating agencies.

NYSE has a bigger debt burden compared to its prime peers, which poses a competitive threat to the fundamental growth of the company. Higher debt and lower working capital in the first half of 2012 also impelled ratings agency S&P to downgrade its outlook to negative from stable, in August 2012.

Our six-month target price of $22.00 equates to about 11.7x our earnings estimate for 2012. With an annual dividend of $1.20, this price target implies a negative total return of 6.9% over that period. This is consistent with our long-term Underperform recommendation on the shares.

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CEO Transition for Brinker

Doug Brooks, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT ) recently announced his intention to step down from the post effective December 31, 2012. Concurrently, the company also announced Wyman Roberts as his successor, who will take over the reins effectively from January 1, 2013.

Doug Brooks joined Brinker 35 years ago as a manager. His tenure oversaw the increase from a modest three restaurants in one state to 1,585 restaurants globally, generating around $2.8 billion of revenue annually. To ensure a successful transition of leadership to Roberts, Brooks will continue to serve as chairman of the board of the company through December 2013.

Wyman Roberts has been associated with Brinker since August 2005. Currently, he is the President of Brinker’s brand Chili’s Grill & Bar. However, he will retain this position along with the new responsibilities. He has previously served Brinker as Chief Marketing Officer and President of Maggiano’s Little Italy brand.

Prior to joining Brinker, Roberts served NBC’s Universal Parks & Resorts as Executive VP and CMO and contributed to growth of the company’s market share and revenues. Apart from this, he has held several senior level positions over 17 years at Brinker’s peer company – Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI ) .

With his vast know-how and expertise over 20 years in the restaurant industry, Roberts can easily be tagged as a veteran in this sector. With  proven strategy development, operation, finance and brand building background, we expect him to provide meaningful support to Brinker. Roberts’ contribution to growth of Chili’s Grill & Bar has been noteworthy. Total sales at Chili’s Grill & Bar restaurant surged 2.7% year over year in the most recent quarter and comparable restaurant sales at the brand climbed up 2.8% for the sixth consecutive quarter.

As a point of reference, several restaurant peers of Brinker have recently seen significant management changes. The founder and CEO of Ruby Tuesday Inc. (NYSE: RT ) , Sandy Beall, announced his intention to bow out from management and the Board.

Get the full analysis of all these stocks by going to http://at.zacks.com/?id=2649.

About the Bull and Bear of the Day

Every day, the analysts at Zacks Equity Research select two stocks that are likely to outperform (Bull) or underperform (Bear) the markets over the next 3-6 months.

About the Analyst Blog

Updated throughout every trading day, the Analyst Blog provides analysis from Zacks Equity Research about the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets.

About Zacks Equity Research

Zacks Equity Research provides the best of quantitative and qualitative analysis to help investors know what stocks to buy and which to sell for the long-term.

Continuous analyst coverage is provided for a universe of 1,150 publicly traded stocks. Our analysts are organized by industry which gives them keen insights to developments that affect company profits and stock performance. Recommendations and target prices are six-month time horizons.

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Zacks Lists 5 Stocks to Sell Now

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Zacks.com releases details on a group of stocks that are currently members of the exclusive Zacks #5 Rank List – Stocks to Sell Now. These stocks are currently rated as a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell): Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) and Impax Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ:IPXL). Further, Zacks announced #4 Rankings (Sell) on two other widely held stocks: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) and Chemtura Corporation (NYSE:CHMT).

To see the full Zacks #5 Rank List – Stocks to Sell Now visit: http://at.zacks.com/?id=92

Since inception in 1988, the S&P 500 has outperformed the Zacks #5 Rank List of Stocks to Sell Now by 80% annually (+2% vs. +10%). While the rest of Wall Street continued to tout stocks during the market declines of the last few years, Zacks told investors which stocks to sell or avoid.

Here is a synopsis of why CMI and IPXL have a Zacks Rank of #5 (Strong Sell) and should most likely be sold or avoided for the next one to three months. Note that a #5 Strong Sell rating is applied to 5% of all the stocks in the Zacks Rank universe:

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) announced third -quarter profit of $1.78 per share on November 5, which came behind the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 6 cents. The diluted earnings per share also fell by 19.09% on a year-over-year basis. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year slipped 18 cents per share to $8.43 in the last 30 days. Next year’s estimate also dipped 32 cents per share to $9.05 per share in that time span.

Impax Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ:IPXL) posted a third -quarter profit of 48 cents per share on November 6, which came in 2 cent wider than the average forecast. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2012 fell to a profit of $1.80 per share from $2.05 over the past month with 11 out of 13 covering analysts slashed forecasts. Next year’s forecasts slipped 70 cents to $1.41 per share in the same time span.

Here is a synopsis of why DD and CHMT have a Zacks Rank of 4 (Sell) and should also most likely be sold or avoided for the next one to three months. Note that a #4 Sell rating is applied to 15% of all the stocks ranked by Zacks;

E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) third-quarter profit of 44 cents per share, posted on October 23, lagged analysts projections by nearly 4.35%. For 2012, the Zacks Consensus Estimate moved down 64 cent in the last 30 days as 7 out of the 12 covering analysts cut back on forecasts. The forecast for next year slid 63 cents to $3.72 per share in the same time span.

Chemtura Corporation (NYSE:CHMT) reported a third-quarter profit of 35 cents per share on November 6, that fell 2.78% short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The full-year average forecast is currently pegged at $1.44 per share, compared with the last 30 days projection of $1.52. Next year’s forecast dropped 11 cents per share in the same period.

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Since 1988, the Zacks Rank has proven that “Earnings estimate revisions are the most powerful force impacting stock prices.” Since inception in 1988, #1 Rank Stocks have generated an average annual return of +28%. During the 2000-2002 bear market, Zacks #1 Rank stocks gained +43.8%, while the S&P 500 tumbled -37.6%. Also note that the Zacks Rank system has just as many Strong Sell recommendations (Rank #5) as Strong Buy recommendations (Rank #1). Since 1988, Zacks Rank #5 stocks have significantly underperformed the S&P 500 (2.8% versus +9.7%). Thus, the Zacks Rank system allows investors to truly manage portfolio trading effectively.

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Credit Union Offering Zero Down Mortgages

Navy Federal Credit Union, announced this week its October mortgage closings surpassed $1 billion. This is a record and a coupe for Navy Federal at a time when the REALTOR® Confidence Index (RCI)1,reports that consumers face “tight credit conditions” and challenges in getting loan dollars from lenders. In fact, year-to-date, Navy Federal has made more than $8.3 billion in mortgage funds available to its members.

So, how is it possible for Navy Federal Credit Union to report such substantial mortgage gains, despite a national lending squeeze? Jack Gaffney, executive vice president, Lending, asserts it’s by having both the will and the way to lend.

“Having ample products, competitive rates and specials like offering to pay up to $2500 in closings costs are a must in matching members to mortgages that suit their budget. But by far, being able to offer a “no money down” option is a difference maker,” says Gaffney.

The credit union is one of the few lenders in the market still offering a 100% financing alternative for purchasing a home. The Navy Federal Homebuyer’s Choice Mortgage pulled in $416 million year to date, and the credit union projects near $10 billion in total mortgages booked by year-end.

“For us, huge mortgage success means that we’ve put thousands of families in new homes or placed them securely in their current ones,” says Gaffney, “and, that we’re doing absolutely everything we can to find the exact right mortgage or refinance option to fit our members’ needs. Making homeownership possible is a privilege.”

About Navy Federal Credit Union: Navy Federal Credit Union is the world’s largest credit union with $50 billion in assets, four million members, 227 branches and a workforce of over 10,000 employees worldwide. The credit union serves all Department of Defense military and civilian personnel and their families. For additional information, visit www.navyfederal.org.

1 According to data from the REALTOR® Confidence Index (RCI), September 2012 Edition
http://www.realtor.org/sites/default/files/reports/2012/realtors-confidence-index-2012-10-report.pdf

Contact: Jeanette Mack
Manager, Corporate Communications
Phone: (703) 255-8792
E-mail: jeanette_mack@navyfederal.org

Web Site: https://www.navyfederal.org

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