The question on many investors’ minds is: “How will my stocks perform in 2013.” Luck seems to be with many investors as 2013 is off to a roaring start. Now with the stock market rallying with the NASDAQ composite, Dow Jones Industrial and S&P 500 all show stocks are up and investors are profiting on their investments. Many investors are kicking the year off with a bang, carefully selecting new investments and watching the daily figures with anticipation. There are many highly attractive stocks to choose from, the problem is finding the right one. Here is a look at five stocks that are poised for growth in 2013.
AMZN – Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)
The online retail giant is a big draw for the 2013 calendar year. Already enormously successful, Amazon continues to enjoy growth thanks to their expanded offerings such as Prime free shipping, their Kindle e-book platform, and the self-publishing platform, Createspace. Amazon has proven to be incredibly resilient and innovative when it comes to staying on top as the leader in online retail and mobile shopping. Amazon’s new business ventures are poised to increase revenue. Amazon’s stock currently rests around 260, a ~15% increase over their stock value three months ago. Amazon is hearty stock that has a growing business, and is worthy of investment.
SHW- Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW)
is another prime choice for investors in 2013. The Fortune-500 paint manufacturer has shown exceptional revenue growth. In just three months, Sherwin Williams has enjoyed 15.66% appreciation, and is still going strong causing many investors to believe that this is a wise investment for 2013. Additionally, Sherwin Williams is expected to grow earnings an average of 15% per calendar year.
AAPL- Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Believe it or not, Apple’s days of growth are far from over. The technology giant is continuing to come out with new cutting edge merchandise, and thanks to legions of devoted fans and tech-lovers, Apple continues to grow. 2012 wasn’t such a great year for Apple, though. In November 2012, Apple was down 24% from their all-time high of $705 per share. At this time of this publication, Apple’s stock stands around $465, a far cry from its all-time high, but that doesn’t mean that Apple should be ruled out just yet. Between the years 2003 and 2012, Apple has increased its value by 200 fold. Apple has a strong portfolio, market resilience, and some of the most sought after merchandise in the world. 2013 should be a major improvement upon their disappointing 2012 postings.