Tuesday, June 3, 2014

What to buy in June, 2014?

With May now behind us, we can start to focus on which purchases to make in June. You really have to do your research if you want to find a good value in the market right now. There are a ton of stocks I would love to add to my portfolio, however many of them are close to their 52 week highs in price. I have made a list and I’m checking it twice! One of these will most likely be added to my portfolio in the next week or two.

Ticker
Price
P/E
Dividend
Ex-Dividend Date
Market Cap
SDRL
38.44
7.12
10.5%
6/10/14
$18.0B
BAX
74.23
20.28
2.8%
6/04/14
$40.3B
OMI
34.53
19.70
2.9%
6/12/14
$2.2B
RCI
40.82
13.81
4.1%
6/11/14
$21.0B












This has been a very tough list to pick from and I’m just waiting to see what happens to these companies this week. So let’s take a look at why these made my watch list for June 2014.

SDRL
  • Consistent winner especially with its 10.5% yield and low P/E ratio
  • Has a healthy and new mix of shallow-water and deep-water rigs.
  • A lot of debt but that’s because they are expanding it’s business.
  • Consistently raising dividends each year.
  • SDRL has been able to maintain over 95% of it’s fleet under contract.
  • $2 Billion in debt paid over the last year.

BAX
  • A safe bet with increasing sustainable dividend.
  • Plans to split into two companies, one focused on medical products and the other on biosciences.                          
  • Financials are strong; company is well diversified and located in 55 countries.

OMI
  • Fortune 500 company in business for over 125 years and sales growing for almost every year.
  • It supplies basic medical supplies and goods that are always needed no matter what the economy is doing.
  • OMI outperforms the market in most cases and is recession resistant.
  • Demand for medical supplies will increase as baby boomers age.


RCI
  • Undervalued with high dividend growth.
  • RCI has a near monopoly in Canada and has multiple channels of making money.
  • Lots of room for growth, and very well managed.  They invest significantly in their systems.

Hope you enjoyed this article and check back soon!

5 comments:

  1. I have SDRL and BAX on my watch list. I like them both long term, just wish the prices were a bit lower. As for OMI and RCI, I am not familiar with either one but will take a look at them after this post. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    Cheers! AFFJ

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    1. AFFJ,
      I feel like SDRL will keep going up for at least a year or two. They will probably get a correction at some point after that and drop 15-20% but that's expected. BAX is a safe bet but I missed out on the ex-dividend date. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. If you BAX today, you will get the dividend next month

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  3. I picked up some SDRL in April around $33 after some extensive research. The things that I like about SDRL, order backlog of $19 billion, solid increase in operating cash folow, newest operating fleet out of the competition resulting in higher day rates for them, signed a $1.1B contral with TOT, and have an agreement with Roseneft which will increase their exposure to the Russian drilling arena, increased their dividend $.02 cents to $1.00 with a 10.5% dividend yield. The things that are worrisome are their debt load at $12.45b, rate of borrowing, day rates falling, and rig utilization falling. I believe SDRL will be a buy though with having a younger fleet, and securing new contracts with higher day rates because of their new fleet.

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    1. Hey Trevor,
      Nice buy in April. I was skeptical at first about SDRL, however I think the pros outweigh the cons here. You have made all valid points as to why SDRL is a good buy still. They might not be a long term (30 Years) investment for my portfolio, but only time will tell. This could be a company that exceeds my expectations. The only other thing that concerns me is the dividend is very high. I'm expecting a correction at some point. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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