Scott Black’s Barron 2011 Roundtable Picks for Investors and Traders

Barron’s collected the opinions of ten market observers this weekend.  Following is a summary of one of these investors’ calls on the market. What do you think of their selections?  Be sure to stay tuned for an analysis of the other nine pundits’ calls.

Scott Black: Scott Black is an investor and philanthropist, who founded the money management firm Delphi Management.

  • Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $21 to $33.63 and most recently traded at $30.27.  Its market capitalization is $934.28 million, its P/E ratio is 10.16, and it earned $2.98 per share.  The company does not pay a dividend. About the company:  Helen of Troy Limited designs, produces and markets brand-name hair dryers, curling irons, hair setters, women’s shavers, brushes, combs, hair accessories, mirrors, and comfort products.  The Company’s products are sold through mass merchandisers, drug chains, warehouse clubs, and grocery stores.  Competitors include: Deer Consumer Products (NASDAQ:DEER), Jarden Corporation (NYSE:JAH), iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT), and The Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG)
  • Alliance Resource Partners (NASDAQ:ARLP): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $43 to $84.1 and most recently traded at $69.07.  Its market capitalization is $2.54 billion, its P/E ratio is 9.71, it earned $7.11 per share last year, and it pays a dividend of $3.56 per share.  About the company: Alliance Resource Partners LP produces and markets coal to United States utilities and industrial users.  The Company operates its facilities in Kentucky, Illinois, and Maryland.  Competitors include: Alliance Holdings HP (NASDAQ:AHGP), International Coal Group, Inc. (NYSE:ICO), CONSOL Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNX), Oxford Resource Partners (NYSE:OXF), Alpha Natural Resource Corporation (NYSE:ANR), Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE:PCX), James River Coal Company (NASDAQ:JRCC), Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU), and Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE:ACI).

(Note: All the original Barron’s article can be seen here.  Selected financial data is taken from Yahoo! Finance.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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