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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Stocks for Fiscal Cliff: REGN, EQIX, WHR, PCYC,AAPL, BAC

There will be many investor who would like to book their profit ahead of Dec 31st to take advantage of 15% capital gain.  

Below are the list of stock that  have moved too high in 2012 and many investor would like to take out profit before Dec 31st. A put or short should give nice return in most of the stock if the sell off starts. Most of the investor will wait till December 12th FOMC meeting while many will wait till December 14th which is last day for congress session. One thing is sure, the chances of Santa rally is gone.

Fiscal cliff: A heap of tax laws set to expire

Tax lawIn effect through Dec. 31, 2012:Will change Jan. 1, 2013, to:
Payroll tax rate4.2 percent withheld from employees' paychecks6.2 percent withheld from employees' paychecks
Individual income tax ratesSix income brackets taxed at rates of 10 percent, 15 percent, 25 percent, 28 percent, 33 percent and 35 percentFive income brackets taxed at rates of 15 percent, 28 percent, 31 percent, 36 percent and 39.6 percent
Capital gains and qualifying dividends tax ratesMost capital gains are taxed at 15 percent. Investors in the 10 percent and 15 percent tax brackets do not owe any capital gains on profits from asset sales. Qualified dividends receive the same treatment as capital gains.Top capital gains rate for most investors will be 20 percent. The zero capital gains rate will return to 10 percent. Dividends will be taxed as ordinary income, meaning the top rate could be 39.6 percent.

Year to Date Most Active Stock
CompanyExch.Curr. PriceNet Change% Change52 Wk. Lo/Hi Volume  Chart
Bank of America Corp.
NYSE$9.91$4.3578.24%4.92 / 10.1015592991100BAC
Sirius XM Radio Inc.
NASDAQ$2.76$0.9451.65%1.70 / 2.9713720309500SIRI
Sprint Nextel Corp.
NYSE$5.68$3.34142.74%2.10 / 6.0412746200600S
Citigroup Inc.
NYSE$34.29$7.9830.33%24.40 / 38.729209444200C
Oracle Corp.
NASDAQ$32.38$6.7326.24%24.91 / 33.296119177100ORCL
Apple Inc.
NASDAQ$575.85$170.8542.18%377.68 / 705.074301501700AAPL
News Corp. Cl A
NASDAQ$24.50$6.6637.36%16.68 / 25.503718019200NWSA
Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc.
NASDAQ$8.62$6.75360.96%1.51 / 13.503121885600ARNA
Cheniere Energy Inc.
AMEX$16.47$7.7889.53%7.86 / 18.921278892100LNG
Vringo Inc.
AMEX$3.37$2.38240.40%0.68 / 5.73877106100VRNG
Rentech Inc.
AMEX$2.82$1.51115.27%1.26 / 2.90537583700RTK
Vantage Drilling Co.
AMEX$1.86$0.7060.34%1.01 / 1.95267208600VTG
Hemispherx Biopharma Inc.
AMEX$0.81$0.62315.84%0.18 / 1.10259639400HEB
VirnetX Holding Corp.
AMEX$33.63$8.6634.68%19.13 / 41.93239127200VHC
Neostem Inc.
AMEX$0.64$0.1326.23%0.30 / 0.90209447900NBS

Year to date point gainer:
CompanyExch.Curr. PriceNet Change% Change52 Wk. Lo/Hi Volume  Chart
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
NASDAQ$180.70$125.27226.00%50.27 / 188.95216631400REGN
Equinix Inc.
NASDAQ$182.98$81.5880.45%97.33 / 212.00236986500EQIX
Direxion Daily Retail Bull 3x Shares
NYSE$112.94$53.8391.07%54.66 / 122.23607300RETL
Whirlpool Corp.
NYSE$100.42$52.97111.63%45.22 / 103.50377898800WHR
Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A.
NASDAQ$100.65$50.47100.58%47.90 / 129.7237512500ASPS
Pharmacyclics Inc.
NASDAQ$54.55$39.73268.08%12.16 / 70.48203202800PCYC
Nortek Inc.
NASDAQ$65.37$39.21149.89%23.05 / 65.865999600NTK
Geospace Technologies Corp.
NASDAQ$76.39$37.7397.57%35.00 / 79.1123852800GEOS
Cymer Inc.
NASDAQ$86.45$36.6973.73%45.05 / 88.9296683600CYMI
Walter Investment Management Corp.
AMEX$43.30$22.79111.12%17.87 / 48.5477225700WAC
IMPAC Mortgage Holdings Inc.
AMEX$14.58$12.57625.37%1.77 / 18.0018134400IMH
Cheniere Energy Inc.
AMEX$16.47$7.7889.53%7.86 / 18.921278892100LNG
Aerocentury Corp.
AMEX$12.95$6.80110.57%6.00 / 15.60765100ACY
Medgenics Inc.
AMEX$9.90$5.92148.99%2.08 / 16.4312639300MDGN
Grupo Simec S.A.B. de C.V. ADS
AMEX$12.90$5.8081.62%6.25 / 13.837605800SIM

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