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Paper Topic:

Stocks and Revenue

STOCKS AND REVENUE

3 LONG-TERM STOCK PREDICTIONS FOR 2007

INTRODUCTION

According to a press release on 1st January 2006 , the NYSE 's income increased by 35 .1 over the 2004 figures and this portrays a healthy trend . The figures of 2006 , up till November also show a healthy growth rate and it is expected to do better in 2007 . There are several investment opportunities when it comes to stocks . Long-term holdings would serve as an ideal opportunity to make money in 2007 . Out of the many stocks that are predicted for

long-term investment purposes picking out 3 was a daunting task . Out of the available stocks , the 3 chosen are

ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES (NYSE : AMD

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY (NYSE : BRK .A

ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND Co (NYSE : ADM

The following are the Statistics for the 3 stock picks

ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES (NYSE : AMD ) - This Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has performed well over a span of 2 years accelerating it 's growth in 2004 . AMD 's stocks closed at the NYSE on 15th December 2006 at 22 .12 (Source -NYSE .com . The share hit 42 .70 on 3rd March 2006 which was it 's 52 week high and touched a low of 16 .90 on 24th July 2006 . This company has a Market Cap of 12 .14 billion and falls in the Big / Large cap Stock category . The primary area of business for AMD is semiconductor manufacturing which also includes microchips for desktops mobile notebooks / laptops and servers . The company 's policy is not favorable to Dividend paying so there is neither Dividend rate nor Dividend Yield percentage . The sales of AMD were valued at 5 .8 billion in 2005 , a growth of 17 over 2004 sales and the revenue increased by 48 to 3 .9 billion from 2 .7 billion in 2004 . There is scope for tremendous growth opportunities for AMD . Mercury research who conducted a research for AMD speaks of growth in all 3 sectors that AMD manufacturers microchips for - Desktops (10 - 12 growth , Mobile (30 - 35 growth ) and Servers show a growth of 100 - 150 . The net income for 2005 (in thousands ) showed a loss of 165 ,483 . This however can be ignored according to AMD 's footnote as the investors and the lenders should focus on AMD 's overall capital structure and it 's ability to borrow funds . The Price / Earnings (P /E ) ratio which indicated how the company 's expected growth was 21 .03 .Earnings per share in 2005 was 1 .08 . The Earnings per share for 2006 are not available . AMD is progressing to their long-term goal , maintaining a good level of cash flow and targeting the market well . So there seems to be great potential for this share in the future

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY (NYSE : BRK .A ) - The main business of this company is Insurance . The valuation of a single stock of BRK .A was 110 ,100 as on 14th December 2006 . The 52 week highest per share was 113 ,700 .00 on 15th December 2006...

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