“The difficulty with bargain shopping… is that you may be understandably hesitant to buy stocks wallowing near their 52-week lows. In an effort to separate the rebound candidates from the laggards, it makes sense to start by determining whether the market has overreacted to a company’s bad news.” Today’s article highlights three stocks trading near their 52-week lows that the author views as “fallen angels” primed for rebounds. One example? Biopharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences, which was impacted in Q1 by a drop in sales of its hepatitis C pill but which, the author states, “has an exceptionally deep pipeline of potential blockbusters”, including an HIV treatment recently approved by the FDA. To read more, CLICK HERE.
It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride for most investors this year – but amusement park investors are doing more smiling than screaming.” Today’s article examines why “analysts are bullish on all amusement park operators’ stocks calling for upside over the next 18 months of anywhere from 8% for Six Flags to 14% for Cedar Fair.” How is Six Flags – whose shares are up 5.6% this year and 22% over the past twelve months – planning to use new technology to refresh its rides and increase its revenue? Why are amusement parks viewed as resilient in the face of economic downturns? How is SeaWorld planning to turn its fortunes around as it struggles to recover from the public backlash over its killer whale exhibit? CLICK HERE to read more.
“Of all the things that can threaten an investor’s confidence — economic uncertainty, global turmoil, election-year shenanigans — what scares financial advisers the most is the emotional state of the person sitting in their waiting room.” Today’s article proclaims that it’s not all this market volatility or fears of a recession that weigh most heavily on the minds of financial professionals as being a threat to their clients’ financial well-being, but rather the reactions of their clients to said volatility and fears. What investor behaviors do financial advisers say worry them the most? CLICK HERE to read more.
“High yielding dividend stocks are an appetizing part of any portfolio… But sometimes a juicy high yielding dividend stock isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and unwary investors snap up the bait only to realize their mistake after it’s too late.” Today’s article identifies four “high yielding stocks that look like their dividends could be in trouble with high payout ratios and a slow enough growth rate that makes it impossible for earnings to catch up” – including a toy maker, an energy firm and a communications company. To see which four stocks the author believes are due for dividend slashes – as well as one stock he believes will avoid this fate despite the appearance of challenges ahead – CLICK HERE.
Much has been written about the potential investment opportunities associated with the aging of the baby boomers. What about potential investment opportunities associated with the ever-increasing economic influence of millennials? Today’s article highlights “seven stocks [that] should grow and thrive with the millennial generation.” From the obvious (Facebook) to the perhaps less obvious (online dating powerhouse Match Group) to the perhaps counterintuitive (crisis-plagued Chipotle), CLICK HERE to see all seven millennial-friendly stocks and why their best days may lie ahead.
It may have been a less-than-stellar earnings season overall, but not for 11 companies that saw their bottom lines double (or more)! Today’s article highlights “11 companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index… that completely bucked the profit malaise affecting the market… Each of these companies’ adjusted first-quarter profit has jumped 100% or greater from levels from a year ago.” Which 11 S&P 500 companies – including a building-material producer, an alternative energy firm and a vehicle maker – saw the biggest first-quarter profit growth? And while these companies “might be making money hand over fist”, can the same be said for their investors? CLICK HERE to read more.
“The key feature of Roth IRAs can make a big difference in your retirement savings – especially if you use the Roth in smart ways.” Today’s article outlines “four Roth IRA investing tips that could earn you thousands of dollars.” Tip #1? Be strategic about your Roth IRA investments: “You can invest in all kinds of securities through your Roth IRA, but some make more sense than others.” What securities does the author view as being good for Roth IRAs and why? And what are the other three “savings-boosting tips”? CLICK HERE to read more.
“When it comes to the stock market, every year is historic in its own ways, but 2016 has thrown an exceptional number of curveballs at investors.” Today’s article highlights seven events that have taken place in the last four months that the stock market has not seen in at least a decade, from “The worst two-week stretch to start a year, ever” to “The biggest quarterly reversal in 83 years” to “Gold’s best quarter in 30 years”. To see all seven historic events, as well as what the author believes is the lesson investors should take from the eventful year thus far, CLICK HERE.
In light of another dismal earnings season, how about a good news sales story? How about twelve of them? Today’s article identifies twelve “companies that have achieved something remarkable – boosting sales every quarter for 15 straight years.” While past performance – even such remarkable past performance – does not guarantee the same will hold true in the future, the author suggests these represent “a dozen quality companies to consider for long-term investments.” To see which twelve S&P 500 companies have increased sales for 60 straight quarters, CLICK HERE.
“As the stock market approaches fresh record highs, investors are on a hunt for stocks that won’t cost them much, but will have plenty of upside in the future…Where can investors find opportunity?” Today’s article puts this question to Sarat Sethi of Douglas C. Lane & Associates who states, “Stock picks should have solid balance sheets, bigger than market dividend, lower multiples, strong management teams, the ability to keep cutting costs, and growing top line.” Sethi then identifies three stocks – an automaker, a chipmaker and a retailer – that he views as meeting these criteria. To see which three stocks Sethi is recommending for value hunters, CLICK HERE.