Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd and Ansell Limited: 2 stealth stocks on the move

If you want to make your move in 2015 and get a better return than this year, you are going to need all the weaponry at your disposal. With next year not looking so hot in the eyes of economists and market pundits, other investors are going to crowd into what are the hot stocks at this time.

That will just drive the price up on you, but the underlying company may not suddenly improve to justify the move.stock ninja

That’s why you need to move like a stock ninja. Seeking the shadows, you are looking for stealth stocks that are starting to move, but are not attracting a lot of attention. Here are two stocks which have been hanging back, but now are poised to strike… when least expected.

–Ansell Limited (ASX: ANN)

This leading glove and protective wear producer hit a high of about $22 a share back in September 2013, then faded back from it for almost a year. Its recent earnings were 11.2% up for the year, setting the stock into motion back up near new highs. The company is forecast to have earnings growth over the next two years well above its five-year average, so it could keep on rising past $22 this time. It yields 2.1% unfranked.

Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd (ASX: CCL)

The company has the exclusive bottling and distribution rights for Coca-Cola beverages in Australia and four other neighbouring countries like New Zealand and Indonesia. Since profits were hit by heavy competition and rising costs, the company enacted a business restructure. Cutting staff and reducing costs may have stemmed the share price fall from $15 to about $9. However, the real benefits could come in 2015 – 2016 when lower operating costs show improvement to its bottom line. Now may be the time to start accumulating in the shadows of low share prices. The stock pays a big 5.5% yield partially franked, which is always very welcome.

There are other ignored stocks that Foolish stock ninjas could get a sizeable bounce from in 2015. While mining services companies bite the dust, and natural gas stocks are sputtering from plummeting oil prices, there's a 'hidden' set of resources stocks the market is simply overlooking.

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Motley Fool contributor Darryl Daté-Shappard does not own shares in any company mentioned. 

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