CaesarStone Sdot-Yam is a valuable Israeli stock. Compugen, Oramed Pharmaceuticals and Alcobra are health care companies based in Israel that have promising stock; whereas Silicom and Radware are technology companies that had high projected earnings in 2014, according to Kiplinger.
Israel has a technology-driven economy with the most start-up businesses per capita in the world, states Kiplinger. CeasarStone is a building products company that operates out of a kibbutz. Formerly making terrazzo tiles, the company modernized by combining quartz and high-tech polymers to produce luxury floors and countertops. With a market value of $2.1 billion, the stock sold for 27 times forecast earnings in 2014.
Compugen, with $540 million from Bayer AG, develops complex algorithms to discover immune system inhibitors for oncology treatments, reports Kiplinger. Also on the verge of a biotechnology breakthrough is Oramed, a pharmaceutical company that works on an oral form of insulin to treat diabetes. Alcobra works on medications for cognitive disorders.
In the technology sector, Israel is home for two companies with innovative products. Silicom makes adapters for various technological appliances. In 2014, its stock price was 26 times projected earnings, reports Kiplinger. Radware makes products for running computer networks smoothly and securely. In 2014, the stock was selling at 21 times projected earnings.