Some top stocks to buy for 2015 include Rogers Communications (RCI), FirstMerit Corp. (FMER), Kellogg (K), Merge Healthcare (MRGE) and American Vanguard (AME), according to Forbes. Other good stocks include Coach (COH) and Diplomat Pharmacy (DPLO).
Rogers Communications, based in Toronto, is the largest provider of cable television service and mobile phone services in Canada. The company, which also owns the Major League Baseball team the Toronto Blue Jays, is seeing its stock trade for around 11 percent lower than it has over the past five years when looking at the price-to-sales ratio, and 24 percent lower when looking at the price-to-book value ratio. FirstMerit Corp., a small bank based in Akron, Ohio, with around 380 branches across the country, has been trading recently for around 15 percent lower than it has over the past five years. Kellogg, which yields close to 3.2 percent a year, also has its dividends well-covered by earnings and cash flow.
American Vanguard's stock has a yield of about 1.7 percent per year. With restocked inventories and a higher demand for their products forecasted, their earnings are predicted to keep rising. Coach, with a stock that yields around 4.0 percent on average, is focused on taking advantage of brand loyalty and momentum in new markets for luxury goods.