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Hurricane Sandy Destroys - These 22 Stocks May Benefit Most from the Monster Storm of the Millenium

Hurricane Sandy is forecasted as one of the worst storms ever. Whatever will happen, the stock market will survive and business goes on. I researched some interesting companies that could earn some extra money due to the after-effects of Sandy. We have classified our results in industries and introduced some of the major leaders. These are the results:

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1. Home Improvement


People who lost their homes and mobiles need to repurchase these products. Companies within the home improvement industry should benefit from the hurricane. The major leaders are Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW).

2. Dining Restaurants

Humans who have left their homes need to stay away from home at friends or near family members. For a few days, diner restaurants could make some extra profits from this. Starbucks (SBUX), Dunkin Brands (DNKN) and McDonald's (MCD) are basic investments but a bit too big and well diversified that the super storm should have a significant influence.

3. Travel Companies

If people leave their homes, they need to choose a provider if they don't have an own car. Lodging stocks, auto rents, Airlines, railroads are main beneficiaries.

4. Insurer

Insurers should take a loss. If the damages are higher than expected, reinsurance companies should be the biggest losers. If the damages are lower than estimated, insurers could benefit, especially some players from the property and casualty insurance industry. Market leaders are Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.B), American International (AIG), Travelers (TRV) or even Allstate (ALL).

5. Consumer Goods

People need to buy extra storage of food, water and batteries. Companies like Procter & Gamble (PG) have a big relationship to the consumer battery industry (Duracell). Otherwise, the company should benefit from replacement buys of flooded goods.

6. Diversified Machinery

Some companies from the diversified machinery industry have products against flooding. Companies like Xylem (XYL) and PentAir (PNR) produce pumps used in dewatering, drainage and other applications.

7. Stores

Grocery and discount stores should benefit from hamster purchases. Walmart (WMT), Family Dollar Stores (FDO), Target (TGT) or Costco Wholesale (COST) are basic investments.

8. Media Companies

People are sitting in front of their media devices like smart phones, radio, television, etc. Facebook (FB), News Corp (NWSA), NY Times (NYT) or even CBS Corporation (CBS) should generate higher attention.

9. General Building

Cement companies like Eagle Materials (EXP), homebuilders and raw material companies should have a special bull market. Companies like Beacon Roofing Supply (BECN) have a great market position.

Whatever will happen, nothing is so bad to make decisions too quickly. But an overreaction could give investors a great opportunity for long-term investors. These are my personal favorites to watch:

Pentair (PNR) has a market capitalization of $4.08 billion. The company generates revenue of $3.46 billion and has a net income of $38.52 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $276.65 million. The EBITDA margin is 8.00% (operating margin 4.88% and net profit margin 1.11%).

The total debt represents 28.54% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 67.71%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 1.70% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.46. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.80 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 88.46, Price/Sales 2.49 and Price/Book ratio 2.10. Dividend Yield: 2.14%. The beta ratio is 1.11.

Lowe's Companies (LOW) has a market capitalization of $35.77 billion. The company generates revenue of $50.21 billion and has a net income of $1.84 billion. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $4.76 billion. The EBITDA margin is 9.47% (operating margin 5.79% and net profit margin 3.66%).

The total debt represents 22.73% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 46.13%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 10.53% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.51. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.53 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.77, Price/Sales 0.71 and Price/Book ratio 2.35. Dividend Yield: 2.04%. The beta ratio is 1.06.

Home Depot (HD) has a market capitalization of $90.51 billion. The company generates revenue of $70.40 billion and has a net income of $3.88 billion. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $8.23 billion. The EBITDA margin is 11.70% (operating margin 9.46% and net profit margin 5.52%).

The total debt represents 26.63% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 60.27%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 21.11% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.80. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.04 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.47, Price/Sales 1.29 and Price/Book ratio 5.16. Dividend Yield: 1.93%. The beta ratio is 0.84.

Eagle Materials (EXP) has a market capitalization of $2.19 billion. The company generates revenue of $495.02 million and has a net income of $18.73 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $68.68 million. The EBITDA margin is 13.88% (operating margin 6.27% and net profit margin 3.78%).

The total debt represents 27.10% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 56.49%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 4.01% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.71. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.40 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 67.63, Price/Sales 4.72 and Price/Book ratio 4.62. Dividend Yield: 0.83%. The beta ratio is 1.31.

Xylem (XYL) has a market capitalization of $4.38 billion. The company generates revenue of $3.80 billion and has a net income of $279.00 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $519.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 13.65% (operating margin 10.39% and net profit margin 7.34%).

The total debt represents 27.45% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 66.01%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 12.27% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.51. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.10 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.60, Price/Sales 1.15 and Price/Book ratio 2.38. Dividend Yield: none. The beta ratio is not calculable.

Beacon Roofing Supply (BECN) has a market capitalization of $1.46 billion. The company generates revenue of $1.82 billion and has a net income of $59.22 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $128.80 million. The EBITDA margin is 7.09% (operating margin 5.71% and net profit margin 3.26%).

The total debt represents 28.27% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 60.75%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 11.76% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.67. Last fiscal year, the company paid no dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.55, Price/Sales 0.80 and Price/Book ratio 2.66. Dividend Yield: none. The beta ratio is 1.15.

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