Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) will report its 1Q 2013 earnings on May 1. Despite a slowdown in the Chinese economy last year, the company continued to do well in Macau, the world's biggest casino market. Given the success of Las Vegas Sands' integrated resorts in Macau and increased gaming revenues in China, we expect good results in the first quarter. However, growth in the company's Singapore operations is likely to be slow due to relatively strict government regulations and a decline in the number of foreign visitors
Riding High On Macau
For the first three months of 2013, Macau's gaming revenues surged 15% to $10 billion compared to the same period last year. In March alone, revenues were up 25% amounting to $4 billion (source). While Macau's strong growth will help the casino operators in the region, Las Vegas Sands in particular will be a key beneficiary as it has established a critical mass in the market with its diverse properties and resorts. This gives the company a competitive edge over the other players such as Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) and MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM).
10 Best High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2014: pSivida Corp.(PSDV)
pSivida Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops drug delivery products for treatment of back-of-the-eye diseases that are administered by implantation, injection, or insertion. The company?s lead product candidate includes Iluvien, which is in Phase III clinical trials and delivers fluocinolone acetonide (FA) for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME), a cause of vision loss. It is also conducting Phase II clinical trials with Iluvien for the treatment of wet and dry form of age-related macular degeneration, and retinal vein occlusion. In addition, the company?s products include Retisert for the treatment of posterior uveitis, an autoimmune condition characterized by inflammation of the posterior of the eye that can cause sudden or gradual vision loss; and Vitrasert for cytomegalovirus retinitis, a blinding eye disease that occurs in individuals with advanced AIDS. It is developing the Latanoprost product, an injectable, bioerodible drug delivery implant i n Phase I/II dose-escalating study for the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension; the Posterior Uveitis product candidate in a Phase I/II study for the treatment of posterior uveitis; BioSilicon technology system, which is nano-structured porous silicon designed for use as a drug delivery platform and to deliver smaller molecules; and Tethadur, which utilizes BioSilicon to deliver large biologic molecules, including peptides and proteins. It has strategic collaborations with Bausch & Lomb Incorporated; Alimera Sciences, Inc.; Pfizer, Inc.; and Intrinsiq Materials Cayman Limited. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts.
10 Best High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2014: Amlin Ord 25p(AML.L)
Amlin plc engages in underwriting non-life insurance and reinsurance in the Lloyd?s market, Bermuda, and Continental Europe. It provides insurance cover to commercial enterprises; and reinsurance protection to other insurance companies, as well as property and casualty, marine, and aviation insurance. The company?s insurance products cover airlines, airports, aviation products, and space; bloodstock, cargo, offshore energy, fine arts and specie, hull, marine liability, livestock, pleasure crafts, war and allied perils, and yacht; and professional lines, accident and health, auto, binders, energy and industry, and properties. It also offers insurance products for financial institutions; home insurance products; and employers and/or public/products liability products that cover commercial and industrial risks. In addition, the company underwrites commercial properties and professional indemnity, as well as underwrites various commercial motor fleet classes. Further, it wri tes various reinsurance products comprising marine, aviation, and satellite; catastrophe coverage; and proportional reinsurance coverage. The company markets its products through its independent insurance brokers. Amlin plc was founded in 1903 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
Top Low Price Companies To Invest In Right Now: Klondex Mines Com Npv (KDX.TO)
Klondex Mines Ltd., together with its subsidiary, Klondex Gold and Silver Mining Co., engages in evaluating, acquiring, owning, exploiting, exploring, and developing mineral properties in Nevada. The company focuses on exploring and developing gold and silver properties. Its principal property is the 100% owned Fire Creek Property totaling 1,235.39 acres of owned/leased fee lands located in north central Nevada. The company was formerly known as Attila Resources Limited and changed its name to Klondex Mines Ltd. in October 1974. Klondex Mines Ltd. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
10 Best High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2014: Interval Leisure Group Inc.(IILG)
Interval Leisure Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides membership and leisure services to the vacation industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Membership and Exchange, and Management and Rental. The Membership and Exchange segment offers travel and leisure related products and services to owners of vacation interests, and others primarily through various membership programs, as well as related services to resort developer clients. As of December 31, 2011, its Interval Network comprised approximately 2,600 resorts located in approximately 75 countries, as well as had approximately 1.8 million vacation ownership interest owners enrolled as members. The Management and Rental segment offers hotel, condominium resort, timeshare resort and homeowners association management, and vacation rental services to vacationers and vacation property owners. As of the above date, this segment provided management and rental services to approximately 60 vacation properties and hotels. Interval Leisure Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
10 Best High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2014: Kingsmen Creatives Ltd(5MZ.SI)
Kingsmen Creatives Ltd., an investment holding company, provides integrated marketing solutions. The company?s Exhibitions and Museums segment produces exhibition displays for trade shows and promotional events; interiors and displays for museums and visitor centers; and thematic and scenic displays for theme parks. Its Interiors segment provides interior fitting-out services to commercial and retail properties. Kingsmen?s Research and Design segment offers design works for up market specialty stores, departmental stores, eateries, museums, visitors? centers, corporate offices, showrooms, trade shows, events, promotional functions, and festivals. The company?s Integrated Marketing Communication segment involves in the provision of event management and branding consultancy services. It also provides electrical engineering, graphic design and production services, advertising, and design consultancy and planning management, as well as design and construction facilities to exhibitors. The company operates primarily in Singapore, Greater China, the United States, Canada, Malaysia, rest of Asia, Europe, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Middle East. Kingsmen Creatives Ltd. was founded in 1976 and is based in Singapore.
10 Best High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2014: Apricus Biosciences Inc(APRI)
Apricus Biosciences, Inc. engages in the design and development of pharmaceutical products and product candidates based on its patented NexACT drug delivery technology. The NexACT drug delivery technology is designed to enhance the delivery of an active drug to improve therapeutic outcomes and reduce systemic side effects that accompany existing oral and injectable medications. The company?s pipeline includes Vitaros, approved in Canada for the treatment of erectile dysfunction; and Totect approved in the U.S. for the treatment of anthracycline extravasation, as well as compounds in development from pre-clinical through pre-registration, focused on sexual dysfunction, oncology, dermatology, autoimmune, pain, anti-infectives, diabetes, and consumer healthcare. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
10 Best High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2014: Clarke(t)
T.Clarke plc, a building services contractor, provides electrical and mechanical installation services and supplies associated equipment. The company offers information communications technology (ICT) services in the areas of structured cabling and connectivity, network infrastructure and security, networked energy management, data centre infrastructure, and managed and support services; facilities management services, such as preventative, reactive, and planned maintenance solutions; and green technologies services, which comprise photovoltaics, rainwater harvesting, biomass boilers, ground source heating, air source heating, wind turbines, lighting, and carbon reduction audit services. It also provides massive reading station redevelopment, cross rail, border rail link, and underground power upgrade services for the rail sector; lifecycle building services combining mechanical and electrical works with ICT for utilities and technologies sectors; lifecycle services for ho tel and residential sectors, which include electrical, ICT, and mechanical systems design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance; and mechanical and electrical contracting services for education, healthcare, government/local authority, retail and leisure, stadiums, transport, towers, media, and residential sectors. In addition, the company manufactures and prefabricates elements of an installation, as well as engineering components. T.Clarke plc was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Toby]
A major provider of telecommunications services to consumers and businesses in the United States and internationally, this household name fell from a high of almost $43 in 2007 to under $21 at the bear-market low.?This blue chip took almost two years to consolidate following its fall, but in July it broke from resistance at $26.50 beginning a series of bullish stairsteps that recently took AT&T (NYSE:T) to just under $32.
The stock shows a solid and regular pattern of steady buying, has positive momentum, and if it can break from its recent descending triangle could, within six months, easily challenge its old high at $43.?S&P has AT&T rated as a “Strong Buy 5-Stars,” its highest rating.?The annual dividend is $1.72 providing a yield of 5.59%.
- [By JON C. OGG]
AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T) closed at $28.93 and the analyst consensus price target is $32.78. It carries a 5.9% dividend yield and the stock is down 9.4% from its 52-week high. The price to book value is 1.5 and its return on equity is 18%. S&P gives a “A-” local long-term credit ranking. Our only caveat on AT&T is the pending T-Mobile deal, which could result in a multi-billion charge if the buyout fails to win approval. The yield is amazing here and it did not have the iPhone defections at a rate that many expected.
10 Best High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2014: Service Stream Ltd (SSM.AX)
Service Stream Limited provides network services, including access, design, build, installation, and maintenance in Australia. The company operates in three segments: Fixed Communications, Mobile Communications, and Energy & Water. The Fixed Communications segment provides a range of design, construction, and maintenance services to copper and fibre optic telecommunications infrastructure assets. The Mobile Communications segment provides turnkey and project management services for the access, design, and construction of wireless telecommunications infrastructure. This segment offers these services to the mobile network providers. The Energy & Water segment provides a range of metering and environmental services to utilities and government authorities; and contact centre services and end to end customer support for primary contracts. Service Stream Limited is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
10 Best High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2014: Pegasystems Inc.(PEGA)
Pegasystems Inc. develops, markets, licenses, and supports software to automate business processes primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, and rest of Europe. The company offers PegaRULES Process Commander, which provides a platform to build, deploy, and change enterprise applications; purpose or industry-specific solution frameworks that enable organizations to implement new customer-facing practices and processes, and provide customized or specialized processing to meet the needs of different customers, departments, geographies, or regulatory requirements; and Pega customer relationship management software to automate customer service inquiries and marketing, and apply analytics to predict and adapt customer service processes. It also offers Pega decision management products, which include Pega Decision Strategy Manager and Next-Best-Action Advisor that support decision-making for offer management, risk, and other marketing and customer management solutions; and Pega Cloud, which enables customers to create and/or run Pega applications using an Internet-based infrastructure. In addition, the company provides implementation, consulting, training, and technical support services to its customers. The company markets its software and services primarily through its direct sales force to financial services organizations, healthcare organizations, insurance companies, communications and media organizations, and government agencies. Pegasystems Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
10 Best High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2014: Data I/O Corporation(DAIO)
Data I/O Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells programming systems used by designers and manufacturers of electronic products principally in the United States, Europe, and the Far East. Its programming system products are used to program integrated circuits (ICs), devices, or semiconductors. The company offers off-line and in-line automated programming systems, including RoadRunner Series of in-line automated programming systems that feature just-in-time in-line programming; PS Series of off-line medium/high volume and high mix automated systems, which support multiple media types; and FLX500, an off-line and moderate volume automated system that features self-learning plug-and-play operation. It also provides non-automated programming systems, including FlashPAK II/III, a low mix and low volume system that offers network control via Ethernet; Sprint/Unifamily, a low volume and engineering non-automated system; and FlashCORE, a programming architecture. In addition, the company provides services related to hardware support, system installation and repair, and device programming. It primarily serves users of programmable semiconductor devices, including original equipment manufacturers in wireless and consumer electronics and automotive electronics, and their electronic manufacturing service contract manufacturers. Data I/O markets and sells its products directly, as well as through internal telesales, and indirect sales representatives and distributors. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.