Bristol Myers Squibb
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

This company works in the pharmaceutical industry and is a name in the portfolios of many. These types of companies operate in a way that they put large sums of money into research and development and hit success once their product is approved by the government. On the other side, if they’re product is not approved; they have put all this money into the products to not be able to sell it. Having this sector in your portfolio can offer higher returns, but you’re risk is also increased.

 fundamentals drugs   bristol myers healthcare drug manufacturers - major pharmaceutical products
Marathon Oil
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

A company in the oil industry is certainly a company that feels the effects of oil prices and the economy as a whole. Marathon Oil distributes oil to many different areas and when oil prices tanked into the $30 area, it certainly hurt the fundamentals. However, when the economy turns around and the price of oil begins to rebound, these types of companies are ones you want to have in your portfolio to capture that return. Now, let us take a look at their most recent numbers to gain a better understanding of their fundamental health.

 fundamentals other   marathon oil energy oil & gas e&p petroleum and natural gas
Goldman Sachs
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Goldman Sachs does not need much of an introduction, but for those who need a quick refresher, this large bank dwells in investment, lending, and other large-scale transactions. Not only that, they run hedge funds and were even one of the banks blamed for the 2008 financial crisis. Having financials in your portfolio is certainly a good choice as it allows you to ride the rising interest rate and it helps to maintain a well diversified portfolio. Now, taking a look at their most recent quarterly number, let us see how their fundamental health is doing. 

 fundamentals finance   goldman sachs financial services capital markets trading
Royal Caribbean Cruises
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Royal Caribbean is a company that provides cruises for people and allows them to relax and enjoy the sites and sounds of the oceans. Now that the economy has recovered and is back at all time highs, people have confidence in the overall economy and are now beginning to travel and allocate money to areas that otherwise would be off limits in a slow or retracting market. These types of stocks tend to be cyclical but certainly are ones to keep an eye on as they can provide great returns when things are going well.

 fundamentals services   royal caribbean consumer hotels travel and leisure consumer cyclical leisure
Snap on Incorporated
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Snap-on Inc. is a company that specializes in tools, equipment, and report information for professionals. This is an industry that may slow down with an economic pull back, but will always be necessary because we will always be building and maintaining infrastructure. Having a company such as this in your portfolio could go under a few categories such as construction, industrial, and you could even fit it in retail, even though it is not the traditional retailer. Let us take a look at the most recent 8-K filing and determine if the short-term health of the company is well.

 fundamentals manufacturing   snap on industrial industrial equipment and light machinery industrials tools & accessories
Carnival
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Carnival Corporation is a company that provides the cruise ship services and other relaxing options for those looking to get away. As the economy strengthens, people have extra money they are willing to spend and companies in this marketplace are in a prime position to succeed. Sure Mother Nature and other aspects can alter plans, but there are other risks to keep in mind that will be discussed later on. With the company posting record numbers, this could be a great time for investors and potential investors a like. 

 fundamentals services   carnival consumer cyclical leisure transportation
Johnson Controls Int
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Johnson Controls is a company that specializes in HVAC and other building construction areas. Being in the industry certainly has its up and downs, but if it is well managed, it can certainly look past the slower times. As a potential investor, these types of companies can provide great returns, especially after the world financial crisis that happened in 2008. Now that we are some time past that, the large moves have been missed, but that does not mean that this company is going to stop providing steady returns for their investors.

 fundamentals construction   johnson controls industrials engineering & construction business services
Darden Restaurants
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Darden Restaurants, Inc. is a company that has many different restaurant chains such as Olive Garden, Longhorns, and many others that you are familiar with. The food industry is certainly one of the toughest industries to survive in as the competition is so fierce, but this company has managed to hold on strong. As the economy was gaining strength, people began eating out more and that benefits companies such as this on. However, when the economy slows, people are less likely to eat out and this negatively impacts the company and investors.

 fundamentals food   darden restaurants consumer cyclical restaurants restaurants hotels motels
Expedia
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Expedia is the company responsible for the services of Travelocity, Trivago, and many others that are used on a regular basis. These services that this company offers are the services of time management. Being able to find what you need all in one place allows people to focus on other aspects of their life. By organizing everything into one platform, it allows the user to stay at that one site, which increases the chances of a sale. This type of company does well when people are spending, but issues arise when there is a slight downturn in the overall market.

 fundamentals services   expedia consumer cyclical leisure transportation

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