Best US Stocks for 2014 -Citi Analysis

The 22 Best Stocks in the US Sock-Market according to Citi

These are the 22 Best Stocks in the US Sock-Market according to Citi.

 

1. Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Industry: Consumer Discretionary

Citi Stock Price Target: $85

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 26.1

Dividend Yield (%): 1.7%

Citi Comment: "Leverage to cyclical recovery in hotel demand, global growth opportunities."

 

 

2. Harley-Davidson

Industry: Consumer Discretionary

Citi Stock Price Target: $79

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 18.2

Dividend Yield (%): 1.2%

Citi Comment: "Improving retail trends, investment in consumer recovery."

 

3. Charter Communications

Industry: Consumer Discretionary

Citi Stock Price Target: $167

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 52.6

Dividend Yield (%): 0.0%

Citi Comment: "Robust FCF trajectory."

 

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4. DirecTV 

Industry: Consumer Discretionary

Citi Stock Price Target: $79

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 13.0

Dividend Yield (%): 0.0%

Citi Comment: "LatAm subscriber growth should remain robust, strong buyback activity."

 

5. Ralph Lauren

Industry: Consumer Discretionary

Citi Stock Price Target: $204

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 17.3

Dividend Yield (%): 1.0%

Citi Comment: "Accelerating revenue bonds, continued margin expansion."

 

6. Starbucks

Industry: Consumer Discretionary

Citi Stock Price Target: $93

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 24.5

Dividend Yield (%): 1.3%

Citi Comment: "Progression in U.S. turnaround, international improvement."

 

7. Newell Rubbermaid

Industry: Consumer Discretionary

Citi Stock Price Target: $36

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 16.0

Dividend Yield (%): 1.9%

Citi Comment: "Attractive FCF yield, aggressive cost cutting will help offset tough environment."

 

8. Procter & Gamble

Industry: Consumer Staples

Citi Stock Price Target: $95

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 17.4

Dividend Yield (%): 3.0%

Citi Comment: "Healthy FCF, business model with relatively dominant market share and balanced brand portfolio."

 

9. Valero

Industry: Energy

Citi Stock Price Target: $56

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 9.6

Dividend Yield (%): 1.7%

Citi Comment: "Has a significant advantage with crude-on-crude competition increasing in U.S. Gulf Coast."

 

10. Dresser-Rand

Industry: Energy

Citi Stock Price Target: $66

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 16.3

Dividend Yield (%): 0.0%

Citi Comment: "Long cycle play on global investment in oil and natural gas infrastructure."

 

11. Blackstone

Industry: Financials

Citi Stock Price Target: $35

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 13.1

Dividend Yield (%): 3.7%

Citi Comment: "Strong strategic positioning, market share gains, rising alternative allocations."

 

12. JP Morgan Chase

Industry: Financials

Citi Stock Price Target: $72

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 13.3

Dividend Yield (%): 2.6%

Citi Comment: "Strong capital position should allow mgmt to grow market share."

 

13. General Growth Properties

Industry: Financials

Citi Stock Price Target: $24

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 17.4

Dividend Yield (%): 2.8%

Citi Comment: "Improved balance sheet & portfolio quality, upside to valuation metrics exists."

 

14. Macerich Co

Industry: Financials

Citi Stock Price Target: $68

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 16.7

Dividend Yield (%): 4.2%

Citi Comment: "Trading at a discount to peers, solid balance sheet, good internal & external growth drivers."

 

15. Armstrong World Industries

Industry: Industrials

Citi Stock Price Target: $65

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 27.5

Dividend Yield (%): 0.0%

Citi Comment: "Improving outlook for non-residential construction, attractive valuation."

 

16. General Electric

Industry: Industrials

Citi Stock Price Target: $32

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 16.5

Dividend Yield (%): 3.2%

Citi Comment: "Valuation attractive, share repurchases remain a priority."

 

17. eBay

Industry: IT

Citi Stock Price Target: $63

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 19.2

Dividend Yield (%): 0.0%

Citi Comment: "Uniquely positioned, attractive valuation."

 

18. Applied Materials

Industry: IT

Citi Stock Price Target: $20

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 16.1

Dividend Yield (%): 2.3%

Citi Comment: "Expect better top-line growth and gross margin expansion."

 

19. Texas Instruments

Industry: IT

Citi Stock Price Target: $45

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 22.9

Dividend Yield (%): 2.8%

Citi Comment: "Likely continuation of share gain, better-than-expected mgmt of expenses."

 

20. Amphenol

Industry: IT

Citi Stock Price Target: $93

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 23.7

Dividend Yield (%): 0.9%

Citi Comment: "Strong end-market growth, org & inorg expansion, product mix improvement."

 

21. Lyondell Bassell Industries

Industry: Materials

Citi Stock Price Target: $91

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 13.4

Dividend Yield (%): 3.0%

Citi Comment: "Beneficiary of the US shale gas advantage, robust FCF."

 

22. American Tower Corp

Industry: Telecom Services

Citi Stock Price Target: $89

Forward Price/Earnings Ratio: 42.2

Dividend Yield (%): 1.4%

Citi Comment: "Improving valuation metrics, upside potential from int'l investments."

 

Source: Citi, BusinessInsider

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