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Stocks of the Top Quality Latin American Country: Mexico

President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico has championed policies to move economic growth forward in this country south of the border, including allowing American investments in Mexico. These pro-business moves have caused an increase in the country's debt rating to A3 and the cost to protect the country's debt has dropped to almost the level of Chile, and the price of credit-default swaps dropped below those of Chile.

The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped Investment ETF (EWW) is only up around 3% for the last twelve months, whereas the S&P 500 is up over 16%. Maybe this is an opportunity for a turnaround. The list of Mexico based stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com show over a couple dozen that trade in the United States, and many of which pay dividends.

America Movil (AMX), the telecom company, trades on the New York Stock Exchange, at 18.2 times trailing earnings and 13.8 times forward earnings. For the latest quarter, the company reported an incredible 32.7% increase in earnings on a 4.0% rise in revenues. The stock pays a yield of 1.6%.

Grupo Televisa (TV) has a great stock ticker. This media company has a trailing price to earnings ratio of 35.4 and a forward PE of 28.5, with earnings rising 21.1% for the latest quarter on a 7.1% boost in revenues. The stock sports a small yield of 0.3%.

The airport company, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (PAC) has a 19.4 PE with a 1.7% yield. Quarterly earnings spiked 24% for the latest quarter with an 11.4% b ump up in revenues.

There are many other Mexico stocks to choose from, which can be found on the free list at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.  Maybe you can make some profits by crossing the border.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above when the article was written and has no plans to do so in the next 72 hours. 

By Stockerblog.com

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Healthy Health Food Stocks

Do you realize that 34.9% of U.S. adults are obese according to a recent report by the U.S. Government Center for Disease Control and Prevention? That's 78.6 million people! The medical cost of obesity of Americans has been running $147 billion a year. On top of weight gain, the demand for natural food, organic food, and gluten-free food continues to increase. What's an investor to do?

Look for healthy health food stocks of course. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has turned up over a dozen stocks of companies in the health food business, almost all of which generate positive earnings and a few of which pay dividends. Unfortunately, some of these companies are being scooped up, leaving fewer choices for investors.

Annie's (BNNY), which is a producer and distributor of natural and organic food, received a tender offer by General Mills (GIS) for all outstanding shares of the company at $46.00 per share. Annie's Board of Directors has accepted the offer and has recommended that the shareholders accept it.

Let's start with a company that is available to investors. Obviously, the big player in this industry is Whole Foods Market (WFM), the big health food supermarket chain. The stock trades at 25 times trailing earnings and 22 times forward earnings. Earnings for the latest quarter were up 6.3% on a 10.4% boost in revenues. The company has $796 million in cash and only $62 million in total debt. Whole Foods pays a decent yield of 1.3%.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NGVC) owns natural and organic grocery and dietary supplement stores. The stock has a trailing E of 31 and a trailing PE of 17. The latest quarterly earnings were up a healthy 16.6% on an 18.4% rise in sales. The stock does not pay a dividend.

United Natural Foods (UNFI) is a distributor of natural and organic foods. It trades at 24 times trailing earnings and 19 times forward earnings.

If you want to see other health food stocks along with their financials, get the free list at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.  Hopefully, some of these stocks will make your portfolio healthier.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written. 

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