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Top 5 Stock Picks of the year

s-and-p-500-recessions-1955-2015At the closing of 2013, some stocks such as S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial and the NASDAQ had showed tremendously growth. This year was supposed to be good for stock traders. Now the question arise what comes next. Most market analysts and stock traders are expecting positive progress for the markets over the course of 2014.

Here‘s the list of some stocks is produced by reviewing a report of Wall Street and the analysis of J PMorgan Chase.  The five best stocks picks of the year was finalized by following some criterion:

  • In the S&P 500 Pure Value Index
  • Market cap above $3 billion
  • Buy rated by J.P. Morgan analysts
  • Positive upside to J. P. Morgan price targets

Stock Pick 1: Best Buy Co. Inc.(NYSE: BBY)

This corporation gives its best in the year 2013. It’s badly beaten its competitors. This corporation deals with the electronic products mainly cellular phones, computers, camera’s etc. Investors are paid 1.7% dividend. Its huge network is spreading almost in all the developed countries of the globe. The J.P. Morgan price target for the stock is $49. The Thomson/First Call estimate is at $48. Best Buy Co closed at $40.17 in Dec 2013. This Corporation has achieved some of its success by addressing its challenges and its competitors head on.

Stock Pick 2: Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF)

It is one of the top financial names to meet the standards. Mainly it is dealing with credit cards and retail banking business. This company is anticipated to carry on its strong progress even after the Volcker Rule starts to take effect. The bank pays 1.6% dividend to its shareholders and investors. The J.P. Morgan price target for the stock is $80. Capital One closed at $75.78 in Dec 2013.

Stock Pick 3:  FedEx Corp.(NYSE:FDX)

FedEx stock offered its best in 2013 and many analysts believe that it could perform even much better in 2014. Investors are paid 0.4% dividend. The J.P. Morgan price goal was $152 per share whereas the consensus figure is at $152.50. FedEx closed at $143.43 per share on Dec 2013. FedEx has acquired 10 million shares this year to date.

Stock Pick 4: Mondelez International Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ)

It produces markets food stuff like snack food and beverage products globally. The top brands which they are dealing in its portfolio included. Oreo, Nabisco and LU branded biscuits, Milka, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Cadbury branded chocolates, Trident branded gums, Jacobs branded coffee and Tang branded powdered beverages. Shareholders get 1.6% dividend. J.P. Morgan has set a $37 target, and the consensus is at $36. The stock closed at $34.91 on Dec 2013.

Stock Pick 5: Phillips 66(NYSE: PSX)

This is another top stock pick of the 2013. It is mainly contributed in energy products. It shares have showed tremendously growth up to 40 percent in the year. Shareholders receive a 1.90% dividend. J.P. Morgan has set an $81 price target. The consensus price target is $69. The stock closed at $74.75 in Dec 2013. The great investor Warren buffet has showed his interest by investing $1.4 billion in Phillips which is on the other hand contributed in the success part of the Phillips for the year 2013.





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