As you know, the tech giant Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) stock hit a new all-time high, $776 per share, on rumors that the company might be close to dissolve the anti-trust investigations. Since the beginning of the year, shareholders enjoyed a 8.5% return.
Despite rapid leapfrogs, Google still isn’t too hot to invest. Relative Strength Index (RSI) still offers some space for growth (RSI at 64.84% currently), and analysts agree on an average of 7.7% increase in mid-term. Revenue and assets are very optimistic, as well as cash flow. There are hardly any red flags in Google’s key stats. With a Beta value of 1.01, Google is the sixth least volatile stock in its industry.
As you can see, the balance sheet is quite strong. The company has just won a court case in Australia, fending off the claims that Google Ads were misleading. This decision of the Australia’s High Court will definitely lead to acceleration in Google’s upside movement for some time. Google is the dominant Internet search provider for a long time, and it has enlarged its arsenal to have permanent users that use Google beyond search, like Google+ and Gmail. What’s more, -like Cramer says- it “owns Android, the largest mobile operating system in the world”. I would not ignore this stock as it is likely to outperform this year.
“These two stocks are both plays on the worldwide switch from paper currency to plastic, as they make their money from transaction volumes. Visa and Mastercard both reported strong quarters in October, and they have very healthy balance sheets.”
Both of the stocks are going straight up for years. These are no traditional banks, yet still offer financial exposure to shareholders. Both of them are renowned world-wide payment solutions and report sizeable growths most of the time. There’s really not much to compare one another, both of them are just “excellent” picks to bet on.
Here is a small tip for you: Rush on them before “gift” days like Christmas and Valentine’s Day- yes, the one which is only a week away, so this is your one lucky moment. Credit card usage simply blows up to record numbers around these days, which leads to sharp rises, and eventually, larger volume values. Both of them hold very little debt, while their cash flows climb up year by year. If you buy some shares within this week, you will definitely be rewarded with nifty gains. The choice is yours to make. If you want consistent gains, choose Visa. If you wish to take more risks and go for a rougher challenge, choose MasterCard.
The article 4 Stocks Favored By Cramer For Solid Growth In 2013 originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Cagdas Ozcan.
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