November is typically open enrollment time for millions who gethealth insurance, disability insurance and other benefits from an employer. If youre one of them, among your important choices is whether you want a flexible spending account and how much money to deposit.
FSAs are available through some employers as a part of benefits packages. You can spend FSA money only on qualified medical expenses, which are determined by the IRS. The money comes out of your paycheck pretax, in regular increments. The full amount you pick is available at the beginning of the year, so if you have big health care expenses in the early months, your total FSA money is already accessible.
Unlike a health savings account, where the money you add is yours forever, the money in an FSA is use or lose. Any leftover money goes back to the owner of the plan, most likely your employer, to offset administrative expenses, says Jody Dietel, chief compliance officer at WageWorks, a group that provides employer benefits.
Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Royal Gold Inc.(RGLD)
- [By Scott Levine]
Climbing nearly 6% through January, the price of gold outpaced the meager gain — approximately 1% — of the S&P 500. Unsurprisingly, many of the market’s largest gold stocks enjoyed double-digit gains, including AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU), Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX), IAMGOLD (NYSE:IAG), and Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD).
- [By Alex McGuire]
This list ranks gold dividend stocks in the mining sector by dividend yield. And it also includes one of our top gold stock recommendations of 2017…
Gold Dividend Stock Share Price Year-to-Date Performance Dividend Yield (as of June 30)
DRDGOLD Ltd. (NYSE ADR: DRD) $3.19 -39.7% 10.24%
Sibanye Gold Ltd. (NYSE ADR: SBGL) $4.70 -33.4% 5.98%
Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE ADR: HMY) $1.62 -26.7% 4.56%
Gold Fields Limited (NYSE ADR: GFI) $3.41 +13.3% 2.73%
Randgold Resources Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: GOLD) $87.68 +14.9% 1.89%
Franco Nevada Corp. (NYSE: FNV) $72.39 +21.1% 1.27%
Royal Gold Inc. (Nasdaq: RGLD) $76.85 +21.3% 1.25%
Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE: EGO) $2.58 -19.9% 1.16%
Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) $15.90 -0.5% 0.75%
Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) $13.02 -4.4% 0.62%
Six of the 10 gold stocks listed above have posted negative returns so far in 2017. The main reason behind their losses has to do with gold price volatility.
Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Dover Corporation(DOV)
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) was at $75.19 at the end of 2016 and the firm has a $85.00 price objective. This is 13% in implied upside for Dover, before considering its 2.3% dividend yield.
Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Taylor & Martin Group Inc (TMG)
- [By Laurie Kulikowski]
We rate THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A+. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.
- [By Jim Cramer]
Net operating cash flow has increased to $743.90 million or 10.04% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC has also modestly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 0.44%.
- [By Jim Cramer]
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC’s earnings per share improvement from the most recent quarter was slightly positive. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC increased its bottom line by earning $4.70 versus $3.49 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($7.39 versus $4.70).
Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: LG Display Co., Ltd.(LPL)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) has taken off even higher and LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have given a similar performance:
- [By Anders Bylund, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]
According to comments by Universal Display CEO Steve Abramson, Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) is pouring $9 billion into building OLED production facilities this year. LG Display (NYSE:LPL) expects more than half of its 2020 revenues to come from OLED panels. The OLED TV market is expected to grow sixfold in the next four years, and the lighting panel market is only just getting started.
Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Honeywell International Inc.(HON)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
The exuberance seen in some stocks is of concern. Caterpillar (CAT) recently warned that earnings expectations are too high. When the stock stopped trading we expected a decline of 3 to 5%, yet the stock actually opened higher. This has probably happened in the past but we cannot readily recall a stock reacting positively to its own downgrade. Honeywell International (HON) also suggested investor expectations are excessive, but again – with little apparent damage to its price.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
Who are the likely candidates for the next round of upgrades? Cramer said he’s betting that 3M (MMM) will be in the mix, along with Walmart (WMT) and especially Home Depot (HD) , which should have a strong spring planting season with good comparisons to last year. Investors might also see upgrades on Honeywell (HON) and Nike (NKE) , Cramer suggested.
- [By Mitchell Clark]
Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) is its own diversified powerhouse in aerospace. This particular industry is doing far better than the general economy.
Honeywell’s recent quarterly results were very good. The company backed its 2016 sales and earnings outlook, which really pleased the market.
This stock is not overpriced and prospects for rising dividend payments going forward remain excellent.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Honeywell International (HON) is doing what its bigger industrial competitor General Electric (GE) can’t–beating earnings forecasts and seeing its shares gains.
Honeywell reported a profit of $1.66 a share, beating estimates for $1.62 a share, on sales of $9.49 billion, beating forecasts for $9.33 billion. Honeywell also lifted the bottom end of its full-year guidance range to $6.90, from $6.85.
Vertical Research Partners’ Robert Stallard digs into Honeywell’s guidance:
Honeywell continues to expect that the aftermarket in air transport (supported by 4-5% flight hour growth) will grow faster than at BGA (with declining flight hours in BGA expected). For bizjet, Honeywell reiterated that it isnt anticipating an OE recovery until the 2018/19 timeframe. It expects Q2 Aerospace sales to be flat to down 2% on the similar trends of air transport aftermarket growth being offset by ongoing softness in BGA and Space, and noted that Q2 should be the last quarter of OE incentive headwinds (H2 moving to a ~$70m tailwind versus a ~$25m headwind in H1).
Shares of Honeywell have gained 2.6% to $126.96 at 2:54 p.m. today, while General Electric has fallen 1.9% to $29.70 after reporting earnings. The Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI) has advanced 0.2% to $65.48.
- [By Laurie Kulikowski]
HON is our top pick and a core EE/MI holding. While fundamentals are not best-in-class, we see HON as the best Energy play within the group with overall profit growth continuing to stand out next year, driven by high business quality and ongoing execution around cost and margins. And with ’17 the "inflection" year for revenues and Elster accretion, coupled with plenty of balance sheet optionality, we believe the stock deserves to trade at a premium versus an average discount across a range of metrics, including an adjustment for pension.