Dow Jones Industrial Avg. 12,380 (UP) Week ending 04-08-2011
What the newsmen have not told you is that demand for cotton has actually dropped by 7 million bales since 2006. This is similar to another commodity, Oil , where speculation has driven the price higher, while worldwide demand is leveling off.
Limited Brands Inc. (Symbol LTD, $37.17) is projecting 2012 earnings of $2.31 and 2013 earnings of $2.64 per share. LTD has Return on Equity of 42.5% and offers a too reasonable dividend of 2.15%. This stock has a three year total return of 132%. March sales have been surprisingly strong against lowered expectations with a backdrop of unusually cold weather, bubbling gasoline prices and the shift of Easter into April.
This company with a 5 year sales growth rate of 16.15% is a real bargain at this "off the rack" price. These three are all quality investments; a piece of the puzzle.
These are 8 month investments, so don't worry if they bounce up and down in price between now and then.
Just pick one out and go with it.