Gap
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Gap Inc. is a clothing retailer that has a few brand names under its belt, which include Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy Global. Retail has been a beaten down sector as of recent and continues to struggle as the overall market might begin stalling. Brick and mortar retail has also been struggling thanks in part to Amazon and other large online retailers. Also, being in the fashion industry is difficult because it changes rapidly and in order to maintain the market share, you have to stay ahead of the curve.

 fundamentals retail   gap consumer cyclical apparel stores
ETRADE Financial
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

E*TRADE is a company that allows the retail investor to have the tools necessary to invest on their own. As people are needing to build their own retirement and rely less and less on employers, companies in this sector are beginning to find themselves in a position to succeed. With the growth of technology and the internet, competition for customers has increased drastically. Having the right balance of tools is the key because then you appeal to all investor types. As this world evolves, being able to stay on top of the game is crucial to maintain customers.

 fundamentals finance   etrade financial financial services capital markets banking
Charles Schwab
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Charles Schwab is a leading name in helping people save for retirement, and it is becoming increasingly more difficult to rely on employers or our own government. There are offices located all across the United States, and people rely on them to guide them to the lands of retirement. This is certainly a customer based business and without solid customer service and returns to back the company name, this company would struggle to survive. Odds are you likely know someone who uses a similar resource. Let us take a look at the most recent numbers and see if this might be a solid addition to your portfolio.

 fundamentals finance   charles schwab services financial services capital markets
J M
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

The JM Smucker Company is most known for their Smucker jelly that is widely used and in many households. They also provide other food items along side the well known products. Being in this sector of the market shields them from direct impact of a market downturn. However, the company has to ensure that the quality of food and products are above standards because if they slip, people will switch to a competitor. Also, they can retain their current customers with brand loyalty and appeal to new ones with their diverse product line.

 fundamentals food   j m consumer food manufacturers consumer defensive packaged foods
Chevron
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Chevron is a company that operates in the oil industry by exploring and extracting oil to be used as fuel and other purposes. Being in this industry certainly has it’s ups and downs as they are at the mercy of the price of the underlying commodity. However, with the recent news of OPEC slowing production into a highly saturated market, this certainly will help the fundamental numbers of the company. Also, be sure to look a gross profit when looking at these companies.

 fundamentals other   chevron energy oil & gas integrated petroleum and natural gas
Motorola Solutions
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Motorola was once known for their popular phone, the Razor. Coming in different colors and being the thinnest flip phone, they were changing the way we all used cell phones. Once Blackberry and Apple jumped into the market, the company struggled to keep up in demand and changing taste, thus were forced to change their game plan as phones were no longer their strong suite. If we jump into their latest 8-K numbers, we can see how the company’s been doing and if their worth your time and research for a potential investment. 

 fundamentals technology   motorola solutions communication equipment electronic equipment
Stanley Black Decker
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Stanley Black & Decker provide tools and power equipment to the weekend warrior or the professional. You can spot them with their yellow and black design in any hardware store. Recently, the company purchased Craftsman, which Sears unloaded in hopes that the company can survive long enough to let their business plan work. Even though Sears may not survive, this is a solid purchase by the company as this is a brand many recognize and trust as a solid product. With that in mind, let us take a look at their latest numbers and see how they recently have been doing.

 fundamentals construction   stanley black industrial industrial equipment and light machinery industrials tools & accessories
Meritage Homes
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By David Taylor

I have been bullish on the housing industry for some time now.  There are a few reasons.  First, the economy, in general, is expanding firmly, and doing so more than anticipated.  Job growth has been very steady over the past several years.  Not only have jobs been printing decent numbers, but the unemployment rate is well below what most economists consider full employment at 5%; U.S. unemployment is at 4.6%.  Having the economy well past full employment means that employees are able to demand higher wages.  Those higher wages turn into higher spending.  

Then there is the interest rate environment; The Federal Reserve has started to systematically raise interest rates.  As interest rates move higher this will prompt many to buy a home before these ultra-low interest rates make it too encumbering for some to afford a home.  Home buyers are going to be busy in that kind of environment.  

 

 fundamentals manufacturing   meritage homes consumer cyclical residential construction construction
General Mills
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

General Mills is primarily in the cereal and baking section of our grocery stores and they provide us with the delicious treats we all know and love. Being in this market place is a decent position to be in because it allows them to withstand a recession or market pullback a little better. People will still buy cereal and cake items as they are relatively cheap and they do not damage a persons budget. Enough about the company, let’s take a look at their recent numbers and see how they are performing.

 fundamentals food   general mills consumer defensive packaged foods food products
Invesco Ltd
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Invesco is your standard investment banking firm that invests peoples money in hopes to have it grow at an acceptable level. If you take at reports, you can get a feel for what they are heavily invested in and how they invest. It’s important to compare these types of companies because they all do similar investing but one may have better returns than another. As for investing in the company itself, check the chart and see how stock price has been performing as well as the fundamental numbers.

 fundamentals finance   invesco ltd financial services asset management trading

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