10 Investing Ideas For Companies Near 52-week Highs

10 Investing Ideas For Companies Near 52-week Highs

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Radar List: Up Momentum

The Kapitall-generated list of companies with “up momentum” are nearest their 52-week high. These companies happen to be characterized with an Average Price of Profit of 28 and an Average 1-Year Return of 376%. Companies trading at near their annual highs are generally not good investment ideas for value investors. Value investors tend to look for least-favored, least-watched companies trading at well-below their highs. Momentum traders and growth investors might be more interested in these companies. The investors would expect more upside in the future.

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Business Section: Investing Ideas

The Low Risk Radar List represented 5 of the 17 sectors. The primary driver for stocks over the next few weeks will be quarterly earnings.

The 10 companies on the Kapitall list as of October 5 2012 are the following (sorted by POP) with a diversification score of 53%. Investors should pay attention to the earnings dates for these companies:




1. Pharmacyclics Inc. (PCYC, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focusing on developing and commercializing small-molecule drugs for the treatment of immune mediated disease and cancer.  This company has 6 Phase II and III fully initiated. Its study for chronic lymphatic leukemia recently closed. This triggered $100 million in milestone payments, with $250 million earned in total. The company may receive an additional $725 million in milestone payments.


2. Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (LL, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as a specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in the United States.This is a flooring store chain. It is a top-rated company within the retail/wholesale building products sector. Improving home sales figures helped push shares higher.


3. PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in homebuilding and financial services businesses primarily in the United States.



4. (AOIFF, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Africa Oil Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company has exploration licenses in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.



5. Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARNA, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Focuses on discovering, developing, and commercializing oral drugs in the therapeutic areas of cardiovascular, central nervous system, inflammatory, and metabolic diseases.  Arena is on a popular company to watch. Covered frequently on Kapitall, Arena received FDA approval for the treatment of obesity. The stock faced heavy selling pressure. Shares are slowly recovering from an August selloff.


6. CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (CX, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the production, marketing, distribution, and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and other construction materials worldwide.  Cemex issued guidance that forecast higher earnings. Earnings will now be expected to rise 9% from the previous year, on a decline of 2% in sales. The company also completed refinancing that will make debt payments easier for the next four years.


7. Harbinger Group Inc. (HRG, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as the holding company that focuses on acquiring interests in companies that operate in diverse range of industries.



8. Medivation, Inc. (MDVN, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Focuses on the development of small molecule drugs for the treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and Huntington disease.


9. Synageva BioPharma Corp. (GEVA, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): A clinical stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutic products for patients with life-threatening rare diseases and unmet medical need.


10. USG Corporation (USG, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the manufacture and distribution of building materials worldwide.





Written by Chris Lau.

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