I have four new income investment ideas for you this month!
Medifast, Inc. (MED)
Medifast, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes weight loss, weight management, healthy living products, and other consumable health and nutritional products in the United States and the Asia-Pacific. The company offers bars, bites, pretzels, puffs, cereal crunch, drinks, hearty choices, oatmeal, pancakes, pudding, soft serves, shakes, smoothies, soft bakes, and soups under the OPTAVIA, Optimal Health by Take Shape for Life, and Flavors of Home brands. It markets its products through point-of-sale transactions over ecommerce platform. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland.
Gladstone Capital (GLAD)
Gladstone Capital Corporation is a business development company specializing in lower middle market, growth capital, add on acquisitions, change of control, buy & build strategies, debt refinancing, debt investments in senior term loans, revolving loans, secured first and second lien term loans, senior subordinated loans, unitranche loans, junior subordinated loans, and mezzanine loans and equity investments in the form of common stock, preferred stock, limited liability company interests, or warrants. It operates as a business development company. The fund also makes private equity investments in acquisitions, buyouts and recapitalizations, and refinancing existing debts. It targets small and medium-sized companies in United States. It is industry agnostic and seeks to invest in companies engaged in the business services, light and specialty manufacturing, niche industrial products and services, specialty consumer products and services, energy services, transportation and logistics, healthcare and education services, specialty chemicals, media and communications and aerospace and defense. The fund seeks to invest between $7 million and $30 million in companies that have between $20 million and $150 million in sales and EBITDA between $3 million and $25 million. It prefers to acquire minority stakes. It seeks to exit its investments through strategic acquisitions by other industry participants or financial buyers, initial public offerings of common stock, or other capital market transactions.
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AGM)
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation provides a secondary market for various loans made to borrowers in the United States. It operates through Corporate AgFinance, Farm & Ranch, Rural Utilities, and Renewable Energy segments. The company’s Agricultural Finance line of business engages in purchasing and retaining eligible loans and securities; guaranteeing the payment of principal and interest on securities that represent interests in or obligations secured by pools of eligible loans; servicing eligible loans; and issuing LTSPCs for eligible loans. Its Rural Infrastructure Finance line of business is involved in the purchase of rural utilities loans and renewable energy loans and guarantees of securities backed by loans, as well as LTSPCs for pools of eligible rural utilities loans; by loans for electric or telecommunications facilities by lenders organized as cooperatives to borrowers; and other financial institutions that are secured by pools of eligible loans. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Washington, the District of Columbia.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (SBGI)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. operates as a media company in the United States. The company broadcasts free over-the-air programming, such as network provided programs, locally-produced news, local sporting events, programming from program service arrangements, syndicated entertainment programs, internally originated programming, and programming to television viewing audiences in the communities through its local television stations. It also owns, provide programming and operating services, offer sales services and other non-programming operating services through broadcasting stations in various markets; and own digital media products. In addition, the company owns and operates Tennis Channel, a cable network, which includes coverage of various tennis’ top tournaments and original professional sports and tennis lifestyle shows; the Tennis Channel International streaming service; T2 FAST, a 24-hours a day free ad-supported streaming television channel; and Tennis.com, an online tennis platform. Further, it owns and operates various networks carried on distribution platforms, including Comet, a science fiction network; CHARGE!, an adventure and action-based network; TBD, a multiscreen TV network; Stadium, a professional sports highlights and college games network; and NewsON, an ad-supported app that provides access to live or on-demand local news broadcasts, including non-Sinclair affiliate partners, as well as owns and operates regional sports network; broadcasts professional sports games; and produce content. Additionally, the company engages in the owning, managing, and operating technical and software services companies; research and development of broadcast technology; and other media and non-media related businesses and assets, including real estate, venture capital, private equity, and direct investments. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
How to Buy
To invest, you’ll just buy shares in your online brokerage account at Fidelity, TD Ameritrade, SoFi Invest, etc.