10 Low-Risk Investing Ideas

10 Low-Risk Investing Ideas

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Radar List: Low Risk

From the Kapitall-generated list of low risk, the large-capitalization companies have the lowest Zacks quantitative risk score. They are characterized with having an Average Price of Profit of just 13 and an Average 1-Year Return of 28%.

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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. Alcoa (AA) kicks off the season when it reports on October 9.

The 10 companies on the Kapitall list as of September 28 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. Google Inc. (GOOG, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Google is the world's most popular search engine. Market cap at $247.56B, most recent closing price at $756.99. The search engine giant created a social networking site Google+ a year ago. Ad search remains the core area for profits/ Google+ grew to 400 million users, and 100 million users are active each month. To read more about Google+ in comparison to Facebook (FB), click here.

 

2. AT&T, Inc. (T, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides telecommunication services to consumers, businesses, and other service providers worldwide. Market cap at $218.13B, most recent closing price at $37.81. AT&T reports on October 23 2012.

 

3. General Electric Company (GE, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as a technology, service, and finance company worldwide. Market cap at $240.64B, most recent closing price at $22.79. GE is a diversified company that will provide a primary indication on the health of the U.S. economy. GE reports on October 19 2012.

 

4. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. Market cap at $247.91B, most recent closing price at $73.75. Wal-Mart reported on August 16 2012

 

5. International Business Machines Corp. (IBM, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. Market cap at $239.8B, most recent closing price at $209.84. IBM reports earnings on October 16.

 

6. Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, and manufacture of petroleum products, as well as transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. Market cap at $423.37B, most recent closing price at $91.72.

 

7. Chevron Corporation (CVX, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. Market cap at $231.45B, most recent closing price at $117.96.

 

8. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. Market cap at $248.65B, most recent closing price at $29.66. Microsoft closed below $30 for the first time in 2 months. The company reports earnings on October 18 2012.

 

9. Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as an oil and gas company worldwide. The company explores for and extracts crude oil and natural gas.

 

 

10. Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.B, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as an oil and gas company worldwide. The company explores for and extracts crude oil and natural gas.

 

 

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Earnings dates were obtained from finviz.com

 

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