Today's Hot Stocks: KFT, BP, F

Kraft Took a Hit in 2011 Amid Public Scrutiny from Warren Buffet â " Will It Bounce Back in 2012?

A public dispute between the Kraftâ s (KFT) CEO and billionaire shareholder Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) resulted in negative investor sentiment for much of 2011.
But the PR issues may have created an opportunity for investors interested in buying into the company. The companyâ s diverse line of food products figure to weather any economic storm, good or bad, and sales are predicted to rise from 11% to 12% in 2012. Economic forecasts call for slowed domestic growth for the next year, but Kraft has its foot in over 60 countries with over 50 different brand offerings. Will 2012 be a comeback year for the Kraft empire? Discuss KFT | Source: Stockpickr

Billionaire Investor Seth Klarman Takes Advantage of BPâ s 4% Dividend â " Should You?

British Petroleum (BP) has recovered from its post-Gulf-Oil-Spill low in 2010 to investor excitement after it dipped more than 50%. Investment guru Seth Klarman sees value in the 4% dividend rate, buying in at an average of $44 per share AFTER the stock had recovered. The stock currently sits around $41 per share, representing more value to potential investors â " is this a good chance for investors to follow Klarmanâ s steps? Or should investors look at competitors like Exxon Mobil (XOM)? Discuss BP | Source: Guru Focus

Ford Motors Poised to Emerge from Detroit as the Leading Car Company?

Ford (F) stock took a major hit along with the rest of the market in 2008 as economic sentiment spiraled downward and US car companies were exposed. During the Detroit shake up, bailouts were given, companies were sold or even dismantled, but not Ford. The pioneering company stayed afloat themselves, took corrective measures and emerged from the rubble, eclipsing $14 per share in 2011 â " a 1400% recovery from market crash lows. Iconic brands like Mustang may only be the tip of the iceberg Fordâ s future as investors and consumers flock back to the â
Published on Dec 15, 2011
By Leo Sun
Leo Sun
Leo Sun is a freelance finance writer and position trader. He focuses on a combination of value and momentum investing, with a strong interest in the trading philosophies of Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch. Leo also has experience writing articles to help small business owners acquire loans and manage their finances. He regularly contributes to the Stock of the Day analysis.

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