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Best Trucking Companies To Watch For 2014: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance and insurance products in the United States and internationally. The company offers property catastrophe reinsurance products, including catastrophe excess of loss reinsurance, excess of loss retrocessional reinsurance, and insurance-linked securities; and specialty reinsurance products, such as catastrophe exposed workers? compensation, surety, terrorism, energy, aviation, crop, political risk, trade credit, financial, mortgage guarantee, catastrophe-exposed personal lines property, casualty clash, other casualty lines, and other specialty lines of reinsurance. It also provides various insurance products consisting of commercial property, including catastrophe-exposed commercial property products; commercial multi-line comprising commercial property and liability coverage, such as general liability, automobile liability and physical damage, building and contents, and professional liability; and personal lines property, including homeowners personal lines property coverage and catastrophe exposed personal lines property coverage. The company offers its products and services primarily through intermediaries. RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Pembroke, Bermuda.
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Analyst Gregory Locraft says RenaissanceRe has the highest rates in reinsurance, which is the fastest growing segment in property and casualty (P&C) insurance.
"We expect rising property reinsurance pricing power and demand through 2012 and a broadening P&C cycle turn into 2013," Locraft writes. "We estimate the company has $600 million of excess capital to help accelerate organic growth in an improving marketplace."
Locraft has a base case scenario that would see RenaissanceRe’s shares climb 19% over the next 12 months. His most bullish scenario calls for a gain of 38% in 2012 while his most bearish view would have shares down 19% next year.
Best Trucking Companies To Watch For 2014: Kelly Services Inc.(KELYA)
Kelly Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides workforce solutions to various industries worldwide. The company offers trained employees who work in word processing, data entry, and as administrative support staff; staff for contact centers, technical support hotlines, and telemarketing units; substitute teachers; support staff for seminars, sales, and trade shows; technicians for the technology, aerospace, and pharmaceutical industries; maintenance workers, material handlers, and assemblers; and temporary and full-time placement services, as well as direct-hire placement and vendor on-site management services. It also provides scientific and clinical research workforce solutions; chefs, porters, and hospitality representatives; manual workers to semi-skilled professionals in trade, non-trade, and operational positions; engineering professionals for various disciplines, such as aeronautical, chemical, civil/structural, electrical/instrumentation, environmen tal, industrial, mechanical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, quality, and telecommunications; and employees for creative services positions. In addition, the company offers professionals for corporate finance departments, accounting firms, and financial institutions; talent management solutions; healthcare specialists and professionals for hospitals, ambulatory care centers, HMOs, and other health insurance companies; information technology specialists; legal professionals, such as attorneys, paralegals, contract administrators, compliance specialists, and legal administrators; and mid- to senior-level search and selection services, as well as consulting services. Further, it provides recruitment process and contingent workforce outsourcing, independent contractor solutions, payroll and business process outsourcing, career transition and organizational effectiveness, and executive search services. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.
Top Life Sciences Stocks For 2014: Poh Tiong Choon Logistics Ltd (P01.SI)
Poh Tiong Choon Logistics Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides logistics services in Singapore. It offers transportation services for high value, sensitive, and chemical cargoes in conventional, container, bulk, bulk liquid container, and heavy haulage forms through a fleet of refrigerated trucks, tipper trucks, cement tankers, and lorries; and bulk cargo handling and stevedoring services, including loading onto and discharging from vessels various types of cargoes, such as sugar, bulk cement, silica sand, salt, fertilizer, and chemical raw materials. The company also provides warehousing, drumming, and related services consisting of drum filling of chemical products, open and covered warehouse storage, cold room storage, inventory management, and local and international freight management, as well as the storage and distribution of loaded containers; engages in the trade of diesel; and rents industrial property. In addition, it is involved in leasing investme nt properties, as well as in equipment rental business. Further, Poh Tiong Choon Logistics Limited offers terminal management services. The company, formerly known as Poh Tiong Choon Contractors(Pte) Ltd, was founded in 1950 and is based in Singapore.
Best Trucking Companies To Watch For 2014: (COTE)
Coates International, Ltd. engages in the development of Coates spherical rotary valve (CSRV) system technology for use in piston-driven internal combustion engines. The CSRV system technology is designed to replace the intake and exhaust conventional poppet valves used in various piston-driven stationary, automotive, truck, motorcycle, marine, and electric power generator engines. The CSRV system technology is used in various applications, including engines for electric generators for home use, industrial complexes, and grid installations; and engines to power motorcycles, automobiles, light trucks, heavy trucks, machinery, railroads, marine engines, military equipment, light aircraft, helicopters, lawn mowers, snowmobiles, and jet skis. The company holds the licensing rights for the CSRV system technology in North America, Central America, and South America. Coates International, Ltd. was founded in 1988 and is based in Wall Township, New Jersey.
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Best Trucking Companies To Watch For 2014: Great Portland Est(GPOR.L)
Great Portland Estates plc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). It develops freehold and leasehold, residential, retail, and office properties in London. The company has elected to be treated as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code and would not be subject to federal income tax, provided it distributes approximately 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. Great Portland Estates plc is based in London, the United Kingdom.
Best Trucking Companies To Watch For 2014: Mediagrif Interact Com Npv (MDF.TO)
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. provides e-commerce solutions for businesses. Its e-business networks and solutions allow buyers and sellers to find, purchase, and sell products and services; help contractors and vendors access information on business opportunities from the government and private sectors; and offer professionals with automated and integrated business solutions to streamline the supply chain. The company provides e-commerce solutions in the fields of electronics components, computer equipment and telecommunications, medical equipment, automotive aftermarket, wine and spirits, diamonds and jewelry, classified ads, supply chain, and government opportunities. It operates in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Longueuil, Canada.