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5 Best Trucking Stocks To Own Right Now: OBA Financial Services Inc.(OBAF)
OBA Financial Services, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for OBA Bank that provides financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in the United States. The company offers various deposit accounts, including statement savings accounts, certificates of deposit, money market accounts, commercial and regular checking accounts, and individual retirement accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises one- to four-family residential mortgage loans, commercial real estate loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, commercial business loans, construction loans, and consumer loans. The company provides its services through a main office and four full-service branches located in Montgomery County and Howard County, Maryland; and Washington, D.C. OBA Financial Services, Inc. was founded in 1861 and is headquartered in Germantown, Maryland.
5 Best Trucking Stocks To Own Right Now: ZAGG Incorporated(ZAGG)
ZAGG Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes protective coverings, audio accessories, and power solutions for consumer electronics and hand-held devices under the invisibleSHIELD, ZAGGskins, ZAGGbuds, ZAGGsparq, and ZAGGmate brand names, primarily in the United States and Europe. Its invisibleSHIELD is a protective film covering designed for iPods, iPads, laptops, cell phones, digital cameras, watch faces, global positioning systems, personal digital assistants, MP3 players, watch faces, global positioning systems, gaming devices, and rotary blades of military helicopters. The company?s ZAGGaudio brand of electronics accessories and products primarily comprise ZAGGsmartbuds, a water resistant ear bud; ZAGGskins brand consists of high-resolution images with the scratch protection of ZAGG?s invisibleSHIELD; ZAGGsparq is a portable battery that recharges various USB-charged devices, including the Apple iPads and iPhones, cell phone s, handheld gaming systems, and digital cameras; ZAGG LEATHERskins are thin, pliable cases for personal electronics; and ZAGGmate products are protective cases for the Apple iPad. ZAGG Incorporated offers approximately 5,000 precision pre-cut designs of its products through online channels, big-box retailers, electronics specialty stores, resellers, college bookstores, Mac stores, and mall kiosks. The company is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Louis Navellier]
Like the military-grade protective coverings it makes, nothing can scratch Zagg Inc. (NASDAQ:ZAGG). Of course, as Zagg is a household name in protecting our precious gadgets, its products are a hot commodity. Just like in the case with JAZZ, earlier this month some investors locked in gains on ZAGG’s tremendous run, causing the stock to dip. But, those investors are now kicking themselves for jumping the gun because since dropping on Aug. 8, ZAGG has surged 26%! With more than 5,000 designs available of its patented invisibleSHIELD alone, Zagg’s products are hot. Earlier this month, Zagg announced that its wireless device accessories will be distributed through U.S. Cellular locations, which is the sixth-largest wireless company in the U.S. The company also is on pace to post record full-year earnings this year.
- [By Roberto Pedone]
One stock that's setting up to break out is Zagg(ZAGG), which, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes protective coverings, audio accessories and power solutions for consumer electronics and handheld devices. This stock has turned out to be a big winner in 2011, with shares up over 76%.
If you take a look at the chart for Zagg, you'll notice that this stock formed a triple top back in July and August at around $17 a share. After putting in that top, the stock crashed and printed a low of $9 a share in October. The stock has now started to see some big buying interest since shares rebounded to the current price of just under $14 a share. What's more important is that Zagg is now starting to break out above some past overhead resistance at $13.50 to $13.65 a share.
Market players should watch for a sustained move and close above $13.65 to trigger that this stock is setting up to spike significantly higher. Look for volume in the coming days that registers close to or above its three-month average action of 1.25 million shares. So far today, the volume is only around 300,000 shares, so it's tracking in light. That said, volume yesterday was 1.36 million as the stock closed up, which was strong. Make sure to watch how volume comes in at the end of today.
Hot Airline Stocks To Own Right Now: Renishaw(RSW.L)
Renishaw plc engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of advanced precision metrology and inspection equipment and products for the healthcare sector. It offers industrial metrology products, which include co-ordinate measuring machine probe systems, machine tool probe systems, styli for touch probes, laser calibration and telescoping ball bars, and gauging products; additive manufacturing products, such as selective laser melting, micro moulding, and vacuum and metal casting systems; and position encoders, including magnetic, optical incremental linear, optical incremental rotary, optical absolute, and laser interferometer encoders. The company also provides medical devices, comprising dental CAD/CAM and stereotactic neurological systems; Raman spectroscopy applications, which include inVia Raman microscope, AFM Raman, SEM Raman, FT-IR Raman, and molecular diagnostics systems; and geometry software and services for software engineers. In addition, it manufactures and sells surgical robots for neurosurgical applications; and coils for the enhancement of images from MRI scanners. Further, the company sells diamond-like carbon coatings and shape memory alloys; and offers travel agency services. It operates primarily in the Far East, Continental Europe, North and South America, the United Kingdom, and internationally. Renishaw plc was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Wotton-under-Edge, the United Kingdom.
5 Best Trucking Stocks To Own Right Now: Davide Campari(CPR.MI)
Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates in the beverage sector worldwide. The company offers spirits under the Campari, Carolans, SKYY Vodka, Wild Turkey, Aperol, Cabo Wabo, CampariSoda, Cynar, Frangelico, Glen Grant, Ouzo 12, X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, Zedda Piras, Dreher, Old Eight, and Drury's brands; sparkling and still wines, including aromatized wines, such as vermouth wines under the Cinzano, Liebfraumilch, Mondoro, Odessa, Riccadonna, Sella & Mosca, and Teruzzi & Puthod names; and soft drinks under the Crodino and Lemonsoda brands. It also provides semi-finished goods; and is involved in bottling activities. The company was founded in 1860 and is headquartered in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy. Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. is a subsidiary of Alicros S.p.A.
5 Best Trucking Stocks To Own Right Now: J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.(JBHT)
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a surface transportation, delivery, and logistics company in North America. It operates in four segments: Intermodal (JBI), Dedicated Contract Services (DCS), Full-Load Dry-Van (JBT), and Integrated Capacity Solutions (ICS). The JBI segment provides intermodal freight solutions, including origin and destination pickup and delivery services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. This segment operates 45,666 pieces of company-controlled trailing equipment; and manages a fleet of 2,592 company-owned tractors. The DCS segment involves in the design, development, and execution of supply chain solutions, which support various transportation networks. This segment offers final mile delivery, replenishment, and specialized services supporting private fleet conversion, fleet creation, and transportation system augmentation. As of December 31, 2010, it operated 4,259 company-owned trucks, 357 customer-owned trucks, and 23 independent contractor trucks. The JBT segment provides full-load, dry-van freight services by utilizing tractors operating over roads and highways. It operated 1,697 company-owned tractors. The ICS segment provides non-asset, asset-light, and transportation logistics solutions. It offers flatbed, refrigerated, expedited, and less-than-truckload, as well as various dry-van and intermodal solutions. The company transports a range of freight, including general merchandise, specialty consumer items, appliances, forest and paper products, building materials, soaps and cosmetics, automotive parts, electronics, and chemicals. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Lowell, Arkansas.