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The Top 100 Most Valued Companies…

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    July 4, 2013

    There is a lot of hope built into current market expectations for the continuation of strong profit increases in the quarters ahead.  This is despite clear evidence, as of late, that profitability has begun to decline particularly with negative pre-announcements running at a 7:1 ratio.   Using Zack’s Research I pulled a quick list of the top 100 most highly valued companies using next years earnings based on current market prices.  I have also included the expected growth rates of earnings for this year and next as well and have highlighted some of the more commonly discussed stocks such as Amazon and Netflix.

    The issue for investors, as always, is when these lofty expectations eventually meet up with reality.  With the economy already very far along this current expansionary cycle, with earnings as a percent of GDP at an all-time high, one only has to wonder when something potentially goes awry.  We have seen in the past, with companies like Apple, just how nasty the reversions can be when the “street” becomes disillusioned by reality.   Sometimes, it is good idea to leave “the dance” a little early.


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    About The Author

    Lance Roberts – Host of StreetTalk Live
    After having been in the investing world for more than 25 years from private banking and investment management to private and venture capital; Lance has pretty much “been there and done that” at one point or another. His common sense approach has appealed to audiences for over a decade and continues to grow each and every week.

    Lance is also the Chief Editor of the X-Report, a weekly subscriber based-newsletter that is distributed nationwide. The newsletter covers economic, political and market topics as they relate to the management portfolios. A daily financial blog, audio and video’s also keep members informed of the day’s events and how it impacts your money.

    Lance’s investment strategies and knowledge have been featured on Fox 26, CNBC, Fox Business News and Fox News. He has been quoted by a litany of publications from the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, The Washington Post all the way to TheStreet.com as well as on several of the nation’s biggest financial blogs such as the Pragmatic Capitalist, Zero Hedge and Seeking Alpha.