London, UK, 4th Dec 2021, Stocks and shares allow people to invest in companies. These investments are made through the purchase of stocks or by investing directly into a company. Investors can buy both debt and equity to create a balanced portfolio that is riskier than savings but has much more return on investment. People who want to invest money for Retirement can do so through stock and shares. Investors who don’t want their money tied up and want to access it at any time can also invest in stocks and shares.
The decision of what to invest in will depend on the investor’s appetite for risk and their investment objective. What one person may feel is a good investment, another might not. Various factors can make a stock or share seem like a good investment, for example, current dividend yield, long term growth in revenue and earnings per share.
These are the top 4 stocks analyzed by FinancialCentre broker Michael Lisowsky that you can invest in till Retirement.
- iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT):
iRobot is a company that manufactures robots for home use. It was founded in 1990 and has since grown to have over 400 employees worldwide. iRobot has offices across various countries, including the US, Australia, Canada, France and China. These are just some of the fastest-growing markets where the iRobot Corporation is rapidly expanding its presence. They were once a market leader in the US, but they have been overtaken by other tech giants, such as Google and Amazon. However, the corporation is still doing well in this country and constantly promotes its products at various conferences and events.
iRobot has recently experienced a significant increase in revenue growth due to rising sales of their Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners. In the past 12 months, the company’s shares have increased by 31%. This is a good sign for investors and shows that there is a possibility of steady growth in revenue and earnings per share. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.19, which estimates that the stock will continue to increase. iRobot also has a high dividend yield of 1.46%. It is expected to maintain its dividend policy if the company continues to experience growth in earnings per share, which currently stands at $1.09.
- Orbit International (NYSE: ORBT):
Next on our list of stocks for retirement investment is Orbit International. This company manufactures and distributes home appliances and products, such as vacuum cleaners and kitchen equipment, sold under various brand names. The corporation has been operating since 2002 and was established in the US by Ron Jarrell, who remains the current CEO to this day. Orbit International does not design or manufacture their products; instead, they work with several companies to produce their products.
The corporation currently holds contracts for over 16 million households in the US, which shows that its products are very popular and have a large customer base. Orbit International has experienced several years of compound annual revenue growth at around 10% and increasing earnings per share from $0.25 in 2010 to $0.36 in 2012. The company is forecasted to grow its earnings per share at over 10% annually over the next few years, which has led analysts to predict that its P/E ratio will remain around 15 or less for the foreseeable future.
- BGC Partners (NYSE:BGCP):
The BGC Partners is a US-based brokerage company that is one of the largest in the world. It was originally known as Blackstone Group but since has been rebranded under its current name. The corporation provides financial services to institutional and retail customers from across the globe through different offices in New York, London, Chicago and Hong Kong. BGC Partners is one of the largest market-making companies globally, which means that it is an intermediary between buyer and seller. The corporation derives revenue from commissions on transactions made through its platform and offers services such as brokerage and advisory to customers.
The company has experienced a five-year compound annual growth rate for revenue and earnings per share of about 11%. BGC Partners has a P/E ratio of 14.70 and a dividend yield of 0.16%, which is lower than the industry average of 2%. This means that it may be at risk to competition from other brokerage companies and have difficulty increasing its dividend in the future due to higher stock prices.
- The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW):
Charles Schwab is a US-based investment company that provides its customers with various financial services, including brokerage, banking, investment advice and insurance. Charles R. Schwab established the corporation in 1993 under the name “Schwab Investors Services”. Since then, it has grown significantly and now operates through the Schwab Bank, which focuses on US-based bank accounts and an array of other different banks across the globe. Charles Schwab Corporation has a market capitalization of $16 billion and is currently trading with a P/E ratio of 9.70, which means that it may be slightly overpriced.
This company has experienced growth in revenues and earnings over the last four years, with revenue increasing to $5.2 billion in 2012 from $4.3 billion in 2008 and EPS growing to $1.62 for this same period. Charles Schwab Corporation is expected to grow its earnings per share at around 12% annually in the future, which is slightly lower than its peers.
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