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When taking advantage of the Memorial Day sales this weekend, will you be using cash, credit or something else?

Much to countless mothers' chagrin, it's becoming increasingly less necessary for people to carry cash these days. Alternative forms of payment are growing in popularity, with the mobile payment market projected to swell to $142 billion in annual volume by 2019 from its current $50 billion.

Plastic is also having a moment. The American Bankers Association's December 2014 Credit Card Market Monitor Report found consumers went back to swiping their cards in the second quarter of the year after a rough first quarter. Monthly purchase volume rose across all risk types: $173, or 14.3 percent, for sub-prime; $363, or 10.3 percent, for prime and $512, or 8.2 percent, for super-prime.

Furthermore, after a string of high-profile security breaches at Target (TGT) and other leading retailers, the US is finally embracing the more secure chip and PIN cards. According to the Smart Payment Association, 185 million cards and modules were shipped to the US in 2014. 

Cash isn't obsolete just yet, though. Last April, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco published a report on Americans' cash habits. The title of the report? "Cash Continues to Play a Key Role in Consumer Spending: Evidence from the Diary of Consumer Payment Choice." Its findings? Cash continues to play a key role in consumer spending.

The San Francisco Fed writes that although cash only makes up 14 percent of total consumer transaction activity on a value basis, it actually accounts for 40 percent of all consumer transactions. Mobile payments made up less than one half of 1 percent, though in 2019, the year when mobile payments explode, that figure is expected to rise to 1 percent.

While cash may not be a distant memory anytime soon, alternative payments are definitely encroaching on its market share. Below is a list of stocks that offer alternative forms of payment, both plastic and digital, to consumers. Give us your two cents: do you think the shift away from cold, hard cash will boost these companies' sales? 

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1. Apple Inc. (AAPL, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication and media devices, and portable digital music players, as well as sells related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications worldwide. Market cap at $756.94B, most recent closing price at $131.39.

Sales growth quarter over quarter at 27.10%.

 

2. American Express Company (AXP, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides charge and credit payment card products, and travel-related services worldwide. Market cap at $82.04B, most recent closing price at $80.76.

Sales growth quarter over quarter at -2.90%.

 

3. Discover Financial Services (DFS, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as a credit card issuer and electronic payment services company primarily in the United States. Market cap at $26.37B, most recent closing price at $59.60.

Sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.20%.

 

4. eBay Inc. (EBAY, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides online marketplaces for the sale of goods and services, as well as other online commerce, platforms, and online payment solutions to individuals and businesses in the United States and internationally. Market cap at $72.57B, most recent closing price at $59.74.

Sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.40%.

 

5. Google Inc. (GOOG, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Builds technology products and provides services to organize information. Market cap at $185.32B, most recent closing price at $542.51.

Sales growth quarter over quarter at 11.90%.

 

6. MasterCard Incorporated (MA, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides transaction processing and related services to customers principally in support of their credit, deposit access, electronic cash and automated teller machine payment card programs, and travelers' cheque programs. Market cap at $105.93B, most recent closing price at $92.90.

Sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.40%.

 

7. Visa Inc. (V, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates retail electronic payments network worldwide. Market cap at $169.74B, most recent closing price at $69.37.

Sales growth quarter over quarter at -46.00%.

 

 

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A recent downgrade, falling shares—Micron Technology is dealing with a lot of challenges lately.

From the look of Micron Technology’s (MU) fall, memory chip semiconductor firms have a tough road ahead. The stock recently closed at $26.33, far from its $36.49 peak.

Brokerage firm Nomura’s May 15th downgrade of Micron’s stock hasn’t helped either. Analysts are worried a lack of pricing power for memory will hurt the company’s revenue and profits. Last quarter, Micron reported a drop in DDR3 demand, citing a weak PC market as the cause.

The other big elephant in the room is the threat of Samsung (SSNLF) boosting its semiconductor supply in 2017. The new factories, which boast sizes comparable to football fields, will have tremendous capacity, and this may hurt Micron.

There are two positive events that will likely help Micron later this year: 3D NAND development and the Windows 10 release. The former will improve Micron’s profitability. PC sales might improve when Microsoft (MSFT) releases Windows 10, which could boost DDR3 demand. Already, as of May, four million people have downloaded a test copy of Windows 10. The strong demand for the updated operating system suggests many could upgrade their hardware to accommodate it.

At eight times forward earnings, Micron’s valuation is considerably cheap. SanDisk (SNDK), which reduced its revenue outlook for 2015 on April 16, trades at much higher multiples:

There is considerable negative sustained momentum against Micron right now. Eventually, the sell-off will end. When that happens, it might be worth investing in Micron.

Written by Chris Lau


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1. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. Market cap at $384.90B, most recent closing price at $47.58.

 

 

2. Micron Technology Inc. (MU, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the manufacture and marketing of semiconductor devices worldwide. Market cap at $28.76B, most recent closing price at $26.59.

 

 

3. SanDisk Corp. (SNDK, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Designs, develops, manufactures, and markets NAND-based flash data storage card products that are used in various consumer electronics products. Market cap at $13.95B, most recent closing price at $67.08.

 

 

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Nintendo wants to be the newest player on the mobile gaming block. Does the industry have room to grow?

Nintendo (OTCMKTS: NTDOY) got its groove back. After bottoming at $11.80, shares rebounded to nearly yearly highs for a multitude of reasons. First, Nintendo announced it would enter the mobile gaming market. Second, the company reported profits in its quarterly earnings. Though Nintendo has more positive momentum, its foray into mobile suggests it may be worth staying bullish on the mobile gaming sector.

According to a Wall Street Journal report, Nintendo intends to release five mobile games by March 2017. If King Digital Entertainment’s (KING) success is any indication, Nintendo’s know-how in game development could very well make it a big player in the mobile game space. Then again, Zynga (ZNGA) and King both spend significant amounts on developing games, but not every title is a winner.

Nintendo only needs a single hit to do well in its mobile gaming endeavour. King’s Candy Crush is responsible for the majority of the firm’s revenue. Zynga’s Farmville was a success on Facebook (FB), and the firm is trying to copy its success on the mobile platform.

Speaking of King Digital, the company continued its strong performance in mobile gaming in the first quarter of the year. The company grew gross bookings to $604 million. Mobile gross bookings reached an all-time high at $491 million.

Candy Crush Soda, the follow-up to Candy Crush, is doing well. King hopes the Candy Crush series will continue its stellar run and that its Farm Heroes series can join the ride too.

Meanwhile, Zynga is still realigning its business. The firm is simplifying its product line-up by focusing on just six to eight products in 2015. Its balance sheet is healthy: the firm has $1.1 billion in cash and marketable securities. Cash flow used from operations was $47 million. This is due to a $43 million payout for the acquisition of Spooky Cool.

Overall, expenses fell 29 percent quarter over quarter. Headcount related costs were steady, though Zynga lost $7 million, or $0.01 per share, non-GAAP, in the first quarter.

Written by Chris Lau

 

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1. King Digital Entertainment plc (KING, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Produces and distributes digital games on multiple platforms. Market cap at $4.75B, most recent closing price at $14.99.

 

 

2. Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Develops, markets, and operates online social games as live services played on the Internet, social networking sites, and mobile platforms. Market cap at $2.74B, most recent closing price at $3.00.

 

 

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Don't call it a comeback just yet, but the Japanese economy is finally showing signs of life

The third-largest economy in the world is starting the year on the right foot. On Wednesday, the government revealed that the Japanese economy grew at an annualized rate of 2.4 percent in the first quarter, its fastest pace in a year. The figure was a marked improvement from the 1.1 percent growth recorded between October and December 2014, and it beat the 1.5 percent forecast over at The Wall Street Journal.

Japan isn't out of the woods just yet, though. Inventories rose, which indicates that consumption remains a hurdle for the country. The buildup in unsold goods contributed a whopping 0.5 percentage point to the GDP—more than business and housing investment and consumption—which grew by 0.6 percent in the quarter. If inventories are removed from the equation, the Japanese economy's annualized rate of growth falls to 0.4 percent.

It still remains to be seen whether Abenomics will be a success, but Wednesday's data could be a cautious endorsement of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic reforms.

To celebrate the Japanese economy's best performance in a year, here's a list of Japanese stocks that are trading up to 3 percent below their 52-week highs. They may not be at their best just yet, but they could be getting close.

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1. Mizhuo Financial Group Inc. (MFG, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides various banking and financial services in Japan and internationally. Market cap at $49.98B, most recent closing price at $4.11.

The stock is trading -0.97% below its 52-week high.

 

2. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MTU, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides various financial services to individual and corporate customers in Japan and internationally. Market cap at $104.57B, most recent closing price at $7.50.

The stock is trading -2.10% below its 52-week high.

 

3. Nidec Corporation (NJ, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of small precision motors, mid-size motors, machinery, and electronic and optical components. Market cap at $22.08B, most recent closing price at $19.06.

The stock is trading -2.14% below its 52-week high.

 

4. Sumimoto Mitsui Financial Group Inc. (SMFG, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides various banking and financial products and services in Asia and the Oceania, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Market cap at $60.64B, most recent closing price at $8.84.

The stock is trading -2.74% below its 52-week high.

 

5. Sony Corporation (SNE, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. Market cap at $37.65B, most recent closing price at $32.61.

The stock is trading -2.25% below its 52-week high.

 

6. Toyota Motor Corporation (TM, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the design, manufacture, assembly, and sale of passenger cars, minivans, and commercial vehicles. Market cap at $218.81B, most recent closing price at $139.52.

The stock is trading -4.47% below its 52-week high.

 

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These Canadian telecoms are all down for the last year, but they are bringing significant dividends to the table.

Canadian telecoms firms haven’t been doing very well in the last year. Even though mobile device demand, cable and digital television are going strong, the market isn’t bidding shares higher for the companies, including the three dominant ones: BCE Inc. (BCE), Telus Corporation (TU), and Rogers Communications (RCI). Nevertheless, they still deserve a closer look.

BCE offers a dividend yielding 4.68 percent. The stock is down 4.55 percent in the last year. Bell Media is weighing on the firm’s quarterly results. The TV station, CTV, is costing the company profits but builds brand awareness for Bell across the country. In its first-quarter report released on April 30, BCE said it would spend $20 billion in capital between 2015 and 2020.

One noteworthy weakness is the company’s drop in free cash flow in the quarter, which fell from $262M to $231 year over year.

Telus Corporation pays a dividend of $1.40 per share, or a yield of 4.04 percent. The firm raised dividend payments twice in the last year. Operating revenue improved by 4.6 percent in the first-quarter, according to its report released May 7. Basic earnings improved to $0.68 per share, up 11.5 percent.

Rogers offers the highest dividend yield of the three at 5.37 percent on a payout of $1.92 per share. The stock is not performing well because operating profit for wireless is under pressure from investment-related costs, which Rogers aims to offset by improving its efficiency. Home phone and television subscriptions were also weak. On the bright side, revenue per user was strong for TV and Internet.

Ultimately, demand for mobile cellular plans remains strong, and revenue is growing for the three telecoms firms. Best of all, dividend growth implies even higher yields for investors in the future.

Written by Chris Lau

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1. BCE Inc. (BCE, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides wireline voice and wireless communications services, Internet access, data services, and video services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in Canada. Market cap at $36.82B, most recent closing price at $44.26.

 

 

2. Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as a communications and media company in Canada. Market cap at $17.98B, most recent closing price at $35.43.

 

 

3. TELUS Corporation (TU, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides telecommunications products and services primarily in Canada. Market cap at $20.68B, most recent closing price at $34.35.

 

 

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TSMC has big things planned for 2015, and they could pay off in a very big way for the semiconductor firm.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSM) is holding steady even as Qualcomm (QCOM) and other chip firms are stumbling. TSMC said revenue for the month of April grew 21.7 percent compared to the same month a year earlier. In other news, the firm is breaking ground on a 12-inch wafer plant next month. When complete, TSMC will have the capability to manufacturer chips with the 10nm process. 

The company also had to deal with its share of disappointing news recently. In April, Qualcomm, a longtime customer, ditched the firm and decided to have Samsung (SSNLF) manufacture its Snapdragon 810 processor. However, earlier this week, a DigiTimes report stated that TSMC landed a deal with Apple (AAPL) to produce its SSD controller chips. TSMC already makes Apple’s popular A8 processor.

Valuations for TSMC are compelling. The stock trades at a forward P/E of just 15. Samsung’s is also low at 9:

Looking ahead, TSMC expects revenue to pick up in the second half of the year. Growth year-over-year should reach the double digits, even though capital expenditures are falling by $1 billion in 2015. Additionally, the Internet of Things presents several growth opportunities for TSMC. Connectivity, advanced packaging areas and sensors are all manufacturing areas where the firm could prosper.

Meanwhile, demand is still strong in the 28nm market. Low-end and mid-tier smartphones still require the process. TSMC is working off some excess inventory in Q1, but the company expects a 90 percent utilization rate for 28nm manufacturing.

When the 10nm manufacturing is ready at the new plant, TSMC could very well win many designs and take away business from its competition.

Written by Chris Lau

 

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1. Apple Inc. (AAPL, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication and media devices, and portable digital music players, as well as sells related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications worldwide. Market cap at $741.85B, most recent closing price at $128.77.

 

 

2. QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the development, design, manufacture, and marketing of digital wireless telecommunications products and services. Market cap at $115.80B, most recent closing price at $71.06.

 

 

3. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSM, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the computer-aided designing, manufacturing, packaging, testing, and selling integrated circuits and other semiconductor devices; and manufacturing masks. Market cap at $127.12B, most recent closing price at $24.56.

 

 

(Monthly return data sourced from Zacks Investment Research. All other data sourced from FINVIZ.)

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