One sector that seems to be hitting its stride during the last couple of years is the shipping space. And while a rising tide does lift all boats — especially here — there are companies that stick out on their own as well. And Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) is one of those. This holding company has been revising earnings estimates up during the last couple of months, reflecting its bullish view of its own short- and long-term perspective. SFL pays out a nice beefy 9.13 percent yield as well, enabling investors to feel a lot more comfortable waiting out those longer-term gains. For investors who’ve watched the shipping industry, wanting to enter, SFL gives you a great reason to take the plunge today.
Stock markets across the globe recovered last week, with the Dow Jones rising 0.93% and the S&P 500 up 0.95%. The tech-heavy NASDAQ also recorded a positive week, rallying 1.19%. The MCSI Emerging Markets Index rallied 1.94%.
It was an even stronger week for your Bull Market Alert portfolio.
Big gainers included Micron Technology Inc. (MU), jumping 4.16%; AbbVie Inc. (ABBV), adding 4.15%; and Grifols, S.A. (GRFS), rising 3.76%.
Micron Technology Inc. (MU)
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