Apple is currently the hottest stock. It has shown a 50% increase in the past year. It recently struggled from a copyright trademark court battle with a Chinese company. We believe that is what decreased the price of the stock a couple days ago. However there are better news; Apple is going to open up retail stores in a new country, the Netherlands, in the near future. Also, the Chinese telecom carrier is going to offer the iPhone 4S. The company is one of the smallest carriers in China but with the introduction of the iPhone, we are confident that more people will make the switch, giving Apple the potential of a large growth in sales.
Callon Petroleum Company is our smallest, yet most stable stock. Its range is around $7 but it has shown a steady 30% increase in only the past month. This company is based in Louisiana with lands in Texas. Since the U.S. and other countries are currently cutting down imports from countries in the Middle East, particularly Iran, we believe that the U.S. will have a shift towards a slightly larger reliance on U.S.-based oil companies. We hope this will help in the growth of companies like Callon Petroleum Company.
We mainly chose Pepsico because of its steady amount of dividends even in times of struggle. It is currently at 52 cents per share. The stock went down on us but we will stick with it because we believe it will go up. We also don’t see Pepsico as too volatile. We also researched that some of its products, Mountain Dew, Brisk, and Starbucks have shown a growth of more than a $1 billion in annual retail sales. This offers Pepsico with a portfolio of 22 different billion dollar brands, making it one of the largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands.
Pd 1Rank: 32 out of 322
Purchased 100 shares at $505.8894 each Net cost: $50,588.94 50.5889% of 100k Current price: $513.04 Apple is currently fighting for a trademark in China, halting sales in China.
Purchased 100 shares at $7.1196 each Net cost: $711.96 0.7% of 100k Current price: $7.25 Oil imports from Middle Eastern countries are being cut down in order to stunt Iran’s nuclear program.
Purchased 100 shares at $64.515 Net cost: $6451.50 6.45% of 100k Current price: $63.1