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  • Diana Shipping Up 10%, Dry Shippers Signal Better Economy?

    VALUATION WARNING: Our models find that overvaluation is at levels typically seen when market pullbacks occur. Overvalued stocks assigned a valuation now make up almost 85% of our universe and 52.46% of the stocks assigned a valuation are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. ALL sectors are calculated to be overvalued--15 of them by double digits.

    Ship Has Come In

    --Diana Container Ships Up 10% for Small Cap Newsletter

    Diana Containerships Inc. (DCIX) owns and operates containerships. As at February 23, 2012, its fleet consisted of eight containerships, including three containerships delivered to the Company, in February 2012, with a combined carrying capacity of 32,693 twenty-foot equivalent units and a weighted average age of 14.2 years. As at December 31, 2011, the Company's fleet consisted of five containerships with a combined carrying capacity of 20,486 twenty-foot equivalent units and a weighted average age of 15 years. On February 6, 2012, the Company through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Rongerik Shipping Company Inc. and Utirik Shipping Company Inc., purchased from Reederei Santa Containerschiffe GmbH & Co. KG two Panamax container vessels, m/v Cap San Marco and m/v Cap San Raphael, respectively. On February 17, 2012, the Company through its wholly owned subsidiaries, purchased from APL (Bermuda) Ltd. two Panamax container vessels, the m/v APL Sardonyx and the m/v APL Spinel, respectively.

    Subscribers to our Small Cap Stock Newsletterare enjoying a boom in performance so far this month thanks to the 10% return from Diana Containerships (DCIX). In addition, subscribers were also advised to purchase shares in Tsakos Energy (TNP) and Knightsbridge (VLCCF). Those Transportation Sector picks are also up 8-10%.

    When we take a look at the Baltic Dry Index (BDIY), which tracks these sorts of companies, we find that it has made a huge gain over the past few months. In fact, the index is now at the highest levels we have seen since 2010. A jump in these sorts of shipping companies is often viewed as a harbinger for the overall global economy. This is another positive indicator for the recovery. Good news for bulk shippers, which carry the basic commodities that form the backbone of the global economy, is good news for investors.

    ValuEngine continues its BUY recommendation on DIANA CONTAINER for 2014-01-06. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that DIANA CONTAINER has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Earnings Growth Rate and Book Market Ratio.

    As a bonus to our Daily Bulletin readers, we are offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of one of our Detailed Stock Valuation Reports--this report is normally $25.00

    Read our Complete Detailed Valuation Report on Diana Container Ships HERE.

    Below is today's data on DCIX:


     






    ValuEngine Forecast
     Target
    Price*
    Expected
    Return
    1-Month5.0623.38%
    3-Month5.8241.92%
    6-Month5.3831.14%
    1-Year6.8266.33%
    2-Year1.79-56.32%
    3-Year1.61-60.64%

     















     

     

    Valuation & Rankings
    Valuation6.99% overvaluedValuation Rank 75
    1-M Forecast Return23.38%1-M Forecast Return Rank 100
    12-M Return-35.53%Momentum Rank 14
    Sharpe Ratio-0.90Sharpe Ratio Rank 6
    5-Y Avg Annual Return-44.69%5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 18
    Volatility49.72%Volatility Rank 51
    Expected EPS GrowthN/AEPS Growth Rank 100
    Market Cap (billions)0.13Size Rank 40
    Trailing P/E RatioN/ATrailing P/E Rank 24
    Forward P/E Ratio102.50Forward P/E Ratio Rank 3
    PEG Ratio1.02PEG Ratio Rank 42
    Price/Sales2.48Price/Sales Rank 39
    Market/Book0.70Market/Book Rank 88
    Beta1.41Beta Rank 35
    Alpha-0.69Alpha Rank 10

    ValuEngine Market Overview

     

     

     

     

     

    Summary of VE Stock Universe
    Stocks Undervalued15.4%
    Stocks Overvalued84.6%
    Stocks Undervalued by 20%4.96%
    Stocks Overvalued by 20%52.46%

     

    ValuEngine Sector Overview

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SectorChangeMTDYTDValuationLast 12-MReturnP/E Ratio
    Multi-Sector Conglomerates-0.42%-1.42%-1.42%35.97% overvalued16.87%20.19
    Computer and Technology-0.18%-0.52%-0.52%34.15% overvalued35.89%31.70
    Consumer Discretionary-0.27%-0.29%-0.29%33.95% overvalued39.30%30.27
    Transportation-0.63%-1.33%-1.33%31.65% overvalued41.13%22.63
    Aerospace0.16%0.07%0.07%30.48% overvalued49.65%18.85
    Medical-0.48%0.53%0.53%30.43% overvalued41.03%29.59
    Business Services-0.86%-1.19%-1.19%28.91% overvalued40.56%26.47
    Industrial Products-0.77%-0.70%-0.70%28.29% overvalued37.69%23.76
    Auto-Tires-Trucks-0.20%-1.05%-1.05%28.06% overvalued42.24%19.94
    Retail-Wholesale-0.94%-1.13%-1.13%27.99% overvalued37.18%24.90
    Consumer Staples-1.37%-1.65%-1.65%23.96% overvalued24.54%22.80
    Finance-0.30%-0.77%-0.77%23.79% overvalued14.86%17.86
    Construction-1.07%-1.16%-1.16%18.57% overvalued29.99%25.32
    Oils-Energy-0.08%-0.33%-0.33%15.33% overvalued14.15%26.76
    Utilities-0.32%-0.94%-0.94%12.80% overvalued11.28%20.36
    Basic Materials-0.45%0.12%0.12%8.13% overvalued-24.58%21.32

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Jan 07 12:15 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Latest Top-Five Oil And Energy Stock Lists From ValuEngine.com
    ValuEngine Index Overview

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    IndexWeek OpenThurs. CloseChange% ChangeLTM
    DJIA16484.5116441.35-43.16-0.26%25.98%
    NASDAQ4153.584143.07-10.51-0.25%37.28%
    RUSSELL 20001160.631150.72-9.91-0.85%35.88%
    S&P 5001841.471831.98-9.49-0.52%28.82%

     

    ValuEngine Market Overview

     

     


     

    Summary of VE Stock Universe
    Stocks Undervalued14.88%
    Stocks Overvalued85.12%
    Stocks Undervalued by 20%5.76%
    Stocks Overvalued by 20%56.06%
    ValuEngine Sector Overview

     
















     

     

    SectorChangeMTDYTDValuationLast 12-MReturnP/E Ratio
    Multi-Sector Conglomerates-0.84%-0.81%-0.81%47.48% overvalued17.00%20.18
    Computer and Technology-0.86%-0.77%-0.77%39.36% overvalued38.36%32.68
    Consumer Discretionary-0.58%-0.45%-0.45%35.66% overvalued46.32%29.78
    Transportation-1.11%-1.05%-1.05%34.88% overvalued48.41%22.66
    Medical-0.13%-0.02%-0.02%34.34% overvalued44.06%29.07
    Auto-Tires-Trucks-1.02%-0.97%-0.97%34.08% overvalued45.37%20.70
    Aerospace-1.07%-1.03%-1.03%34.03% overvalued54.49%18.93
    Business Services-1.35%-1.25%-1.25%33.51% overvalued41.48%26.83
    Industrial Products-0.42%-0.31%-0.31%33.25% overvalued40.16%24.25
    Retail-Wholesale-0.56%-0.52%-0.52%30.26% overvalued40.60%24.40
    Consumer Staples-0.76%-0.69%-0.69%29.76% overvalued27.27%23.38
    Finance-0.84%-0.78%-0.78%27.35% overvalued17.41%18.16
    Construction-1.01%-0.97%-0.97%26.39% overvalued34.65%25.95
    Oils-Energy-0.57%-0.44%-0.44%18.19% overvalued18.21%26.75
    Utilities-1.33%-1.28%-1.28%17.07% overvalued14.21%19.96
    Basic Materials0.32%0.49%0.49%5.07% overvalued-24.31%20.40

    ValuEngine Newsletters Latest Results

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    VE NewsletterCurrent ResultsS&P 500Last Month TotalS&P 500Since InceptionS&P 500
    Forecast MNS3.942.86-2.54-0.59105.7794.96
    Dividend Stock-0.070.75-0.610.8810.1417.13
    Small Cap Stock4.681.24-3.011.5834.3630.48
    View-1.621.183.521.2796.6359.89

     

    Free Download for Readers

    As a bonus to our Free Weekly Newsletter subscribers,
    we are offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of one of our Stock Reports

    AES Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates are a global power company committed to serving the world's needs for electricity in a socially responsible way. AES's electricity generation business consists of sales to wholesale customers for further resale to end users. AES also sells electricity directly to end users such as commercial, industrial, governmental and residential customers through its distribution business. .

    ValuEngine continues its STRONG BUY recommendation on AES CORP for 2014-01-02. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that AES CORP has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE P/E Ratio and Company Size.

    Read our Detailed Valuation Report, a $25 value, for FREE HERE.

    Sector Talk--Oils/Energy

    Below, we present the latest data on Oils/Energy stocks from our Institutional software package (VEI). Top five lists are provided for each category. We applied some basic liquidity criteria--share price greater than $3 and average daily volume in excess of 100k shares.

    Please Click Here to Download a FREE Demo of ValuEngine's Professional VEI Software Package.

    Top-Five Oils/Energy Stocks--Short-Term Forecast Returns





     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    WLTWALTER ENERGY16.4341.85-1.26
    TPLMTRIANGLE PETROL8.12N/A43.46
    MTDRMATADOR RESOURC18.65N/A87.25
    SMSM ENERGY CO82.55-3.6835.31
    RCONRECON TECHNOLOG3.13N/A64.74

    Top-Five Oils/Energy Stocks--Long-Term Forecast Returns





     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    WLTWALTER ENERGY16.4341.85-1.26
    TPLMTRIANGLE PETROL8.12N/A43.46
    MTDRMATADOR RESOURC18.65N/A87.25
    SMSM ENERGY CO82.55-3.6835.31
    RCONRECON TECHNOLOG3.13N/A64.74

    Top-Five Oils/Energy Stocks--Composite Score

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    SMSM ENERGY CO82.55-3.6835.31
    EOGEOG RES INC165.02-1.7225.25
    CLRCONTL RESOURCES107.767.1529.66
    OASOASIS PETROLEUM45.053.2219.12
    WLLWHITING PETROLM59.5213.9427.45

    Top-Five Oils/Energy Stocks--Most Overvalued

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    LNGCHENIERE ENERGY43.43169.9948.53
    CSIQCANADIAN SOLAR34.19148.62288.08
    JKSJINKOSOLAR HLDG32.01133.1300.12
    MTRXMATRIX SERVICE24.11111.6444.11
    RSOLREAL GOODS SOLR3.19110.788.5

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Jan 03 1:30 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Staples Remains A BUY

    VALUATION WARNING: Our models find that overvaluation is at levels typically seen when market pullbacks occur. Overvalued stocks assigned a valuation now make up 86% of our universe and 61% of the stocks assigned a valuation are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. ALL sectors are calculated to be overvalued--15 of them by double digits.

    --Staples Remains a Model Favorite in Universe of Overvalued Equities

    Our models have been recommending Staples for quite a while now. The company is noteworthy for maintaining a high valuation ranking at a time when the majority of the universe has been calculated to be overvalued. In addition, forecast figures for all time horizons are positive. VE Chief Market Strategist Richard Suttmeier also finds favorable conditions for the stock.

    ValuEngine continues its BUY recommendation on STAPLES INC for 2013-12-31. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that STAPLES INC has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Company Size and P/E Ratio. .

    As a bonus to our Daily Bulletin readers, we are offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of one of our Detailed Stock Valuation Reports--this report is normally $25.00

    Read our Complete Detailed Valuation Report on Staples HERE.

    Below is today's data on SPLS:


     






    ValuEngine Forecast
     Target
    Price*
    Expected
    Return
    1-Month16.020.79%
    3-Month16.312.63%
    6-Month16.594.40%
    1-Year17.399.45%
    2-Year18.5116.50%
    3-Year18.4916.37%

     















     

     

    Valuation & Rankings
    Valuation8.17% undervaluedValuation Rank 89
    1-M Forecast Return0.79%1-M Forecast Return Rank 94
    12-M Return39.39%Momentum Rank 72
    Sharpe Ratio-0.19Sharpe Ratio Rank 39
    5-Y Avg Annual Return-5.58%5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 45
    Volatility29.95%Volatility Rank 77
    Expected EPS Growth-1.28%EPS Growth Rank 18
    Market Cap (billions)10.50Size Rank 91
    Trailing P/E Ratio12.22Trailing P/E Rank 88
    Forward P/E Ratio12.38Forward P/E Ratio Rank 77
    PEG Ration/aPEG Ratio Rank n/a
    Price/Sales0.44Price/Sales Rank 85
    Market/Book4.34Market/Book Rank 28
    Beta1.06Beta Rank 53
    Alpha0.08Alpha Rank 70

    ValuEngine Market Overview

     

     

     

     

     

    Summary of VE Stock Universe
    Stocks Undervalued13.6%
    Stocks Overvalued86.4%
    Stocks Undervalued by 20%5.48%
    Stocks Overvalued by 20%61.16%

     

    ValuEngine Sector Overview

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SectorChangeMTDYTDValuationLast 12-MReturnP/E Ratio
    Multi-Sector Conglomerates-0.05%0.39%16.82%45.66% overvalued16.02%20.03
    Computer and Technology0.13%3.06%51.30%37.51% overvalued39.07%32.47
    Consumer Discretionary0.20%2.19%46.38%34.38% overvalued44.65%30.26
    Medical0.38%0.98%43.64%33.15% overvalued42.85%28.98
    Transportation-0.11%2.98%41.38%33.12% overvalued46.55%22.55
    Aerospace-0.04%4.93%46.20%33.10% overvalued53.31%18.87
    Auto-Tires-Trucks0.38%0.67%54.65%32.61% overvalued45.09%20.63
    Business Services0.04%2.21%39.51%32.32% overvalued38.75%26.60
    Industrial Products0.01%2.36%45.70%31.97% overvalued39.11%24.18
    Retail-Wholesale0.19%0.65%44.24%29.67% overvalued40.46%24.38
    Consumer Staples0.66%1.56%31.30%28.71% overvalued28.03%24.16
    Finance-0.13%1.05%30.08%26.49% overvalued17.01%18.11
    Construction0.10%2.88%43.42%25.00% overvalued33.55%25.79
    Oils-Energy-0.20%-0.16%25.14%16.78% overvalued17.65%26.82
    Utilities-0.56%0.92%19.06%16.07% overvalued13.76%20.23
    Basic Materials-0.29%0.11%10.24%3.81% overvalued-24.74%20.23

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Tags: SPLS
    Jan 02 12:38 PM | Link | Comment!
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