What stocks do you like?

in General Discussion edited January 2014
I recently started investing in stocks again, and I came up with the following stocks that seem like good values -

Apple, Whole Foods Market, Starbucks, Southwest Airlines, and Panara Bread.

What are you invested in? Any great stocks with solid financials and reasonable valuations?


  • Reply 1 of 15
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    I would say Secured Data Inc. (SCRE)

    Mainly because in december Secured Data Inc. announced the c|osing of a transaction for the acquisition of Huifeng Biochemistry Joint St0ck Company.

    If you didn´t know it Huifeng is a Chinese based exporter of bu|k Pharmaceutica| drugs and Neutraceutical products aimed at the Asian and International markets.

    Huifeng has achieved GMP status in China in addition to receiving ISO

    9001 industria| certification with respect to its manufacturing,

    distribution and quality of produced compounds.

    So I invested my entire fortune in the company. Look in your spamfilter for further information

  • Reply 2 of 15
    midwintermidwinter Posts: 10,060member
    I bought TIVO at 3.50
  • Reply 3 of 15
    splinemodelsplinemodel Posts: 7,311member
    I mostly stick to high-tech stocks, since it's a market that I'm a part of and know a lot about. I also like any kind of company that I do business with, and have reasons to believe will exceed expectations in the next few quarters.
  • Reply 4 of 15
    macmediamacmedia Posts: 152member
    Look at Pixar,

    Piles of cash, about ready to say goodbye to Disney and probably double earnings because of it, 6 for 6 in the hit department, built a new campus with cash, no debt. Simply, they are the best at what they do.

    I consider this to be a long term, very safe investment but you have to be patient. If you want something with a quicker return, buy some Apple on any post earnings dip.

  • Reply 5 of 15
    trumptmantrumptman Posts: 16,464member
    I've been pondering DirectTV.

  • Reply 6 of 15
    fellowshipfellowship Posts: 5,038member


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  • Reply 7 of 15
    shawnjshawnj Posts: 6,656member
    Not really one for the free-market but when the time comes I would consider socially-responsible investing. I guess it's kind of neat if you consider that enough people investing in socially responsible companies could actually change things. But then again that's not the case. Worthwhile idea for me to consider though.
  • Reply 8 of 15
    ipodandimacipodandimac Posts: 3,273member
    if the hard drive market wasnt so saturated, it would be great. if look at charts, no one company has an advantage over another. if you have lots and lots of money and can invest in the 3 or 4 big companies, do that. anyways, apple is a terrible buy right now. imo.
  • Reply 9 of 15
    Sell in May, and go away.

    Buy in October when everyone's sober.
  • Reply 10 of 15
    e1618978e1618978 Posts: 6,075member


    When I enter the data for Wal-Mart into my magic formula, I get a value of $31/share - I think that it would have to drop quite a bit before I would be willing to buy it.

    I value things a bit differently than most people - I split the company into two parts 1) assets, debt and leases and 2) ongoing business. I value them seperately, and then combine them to find the value of the business.

    A lot of companies get an earnings boost from interest on their cash hoard, and you have to seperate it out before you can make a good value judgement. Also, a lot of companies hide debt by selling their buildings and leasing them back.
  • Reply 11 of 15
    Don't like any of them. But if I were @ gun point...

    Boston Market (next time they penny stock)

    Dell (until this fall)

    Cruise companies (undervalued @ present)

    Anything Print On Demand (as they *will* be it soon)

    Movie companies (distributors)

    I'd cache out anything related to the following:

    Toys Stores (ToysRus etc)

    Big Box Retail

    Any restaurant which has operations outside the US.

    ISPs (for about 14-16 months)

    Aviation technology firms

    Small arms manufactures

    Hum... speaking of which... (etrade.com)... there, now that we fixed that.... I'd also say toss anything to do with long term crops or farm futures.
  • Reply 12 of 15
    splinemodelsplinemodel Posts: 7,311member

    Originally posted by ShawnJ

    Not really one for the free-market. . .

    Dude, even scandanavians invest in companies. Of course, if you're a pure socialist, then I suppose there's much more to worry about than stocks. . . like believing in a system that is known to stymie scientific and social development.

    but that's a topic for another thread.
  • Reply 13 of 15
    shawnjshawnj Posts: 6,656member

    Originally posted by Splinemodel

    Dude, even scandanavians invest in companies. Of course, if you're a pure socialist, then I suppose there's much more to worry about than stocks. . . like believing in a system that is known to stymie scientific and social development.

    but that's a topic for another thread.

    You can be wrong in that thread too.
  • Reply 14 of 15
    progmacprogmac Posts: 1,850member
    I just started an IRA with ING Direct. They have some mutual fund products, so I guess it doesn't really apply to this thread. In the past 2 months, i have made -$28...but, it's okay, it's a retirement fund in aggressive stocks and won't be touched for 35 years or something.

    ING savings (http://www.ingdirect.com) accounts are paying 3% interest, which isn't bad considering no minimums, etc, it seems to be making more than the mutual funds i have with them. (if you want an account, email me because they have a sign-up referrel bonus thing for both referrer and referree.

    Maybe i'll say something on topic. AAPL keeps going up, but I think it is too late to buy that one.
  • Reply 15 of 15
    :-):-) Posts: 110member

    Dude, even scandanavians invest in companies.

    Indeed we do

    Personally I mostly stay with the biomedical R/D companies, because that's what I work with...

    I check their product pipeline, and if I find interesting products moving into phase I/II or even III of their clinical trials I'll consider buying. For small companies of this kind it means a lot for their value. This is however a very high risk game to play.. but so far I've stayed in black 8)

    Also have some longer-term investments in Asia, Russia and Brazil...

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