Assessing The Analysts: How Did Wall Street’s Top Stock Picks For 2019 Fare?

As analysts unveil their top stock picks for 2020, it’s also worth examining how their top picks for 2019 ended up performing. Today’s article does just that, identifying the top 20 Wall Street picks for 2019 among large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap stocks (based on the number of “buy” or equivalent analyst ratings and implied upside potential at the beginning of the year) and their total returns through mid-December. How did analysts’ stock selections do – and how does this analysis “shed light on one of the problems with Wall Street”? CLICK HERE.

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Holiday Shopping For “Monster Growth”

A Chinese data center developer and operator, a pharmaceutical company focused on disorders of the central nervous system, and a developer of software for customer engagement and digital process automation (up 103%, 180% and 62% year-to-date, respectively) comprise the trio of stocks highlighted in today’s article for their “monster growth” prospects from current levels. For these three stocks where Wall Street analysts see significant upside potential, For more, CLICK HERE.

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3 Stocks For Post-Halloween “Monster Growth”

Halloween is over and assorted monster costumes have been put away – but there is still monster growth to be had in certain stocks! Today’s article highlights three stocks “with strong monster growth narratives” – each of which has recently reported impressive earnings numbers and had their price targets increased by some of Wall Street’s top-performing analysts as a result. For these three “monster growth” stocks – all of which have “Strong Buy” consensus ratings and upside potential above 20% – CLICK HERE.

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Why Contrarian Analysts See The U.S. Stock Market Rising To Record Highs

Benchmark indexes are close to all-time highs and, with no lack of economic, political and geopolitical risks, market sentiment is hardly exuberant – so why does the author of today’s article suggest that “The U.S. stock market is likely to rise to all-time highs soon and potentially extend gains even further”? For a bullish, contrarian analysis of the current market situation, CLICK HERE.

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Solid Dividend Growth Stocks vs. “Accidental High-Yielders”

“The biggest mistake dividend investors make is confusing a high-yield stock for a growing-yield stock,” advises a chief investment officer cited in today’s article. In order to separate out strong dividend growth stock picks from “accidental high-yielders”, the author screened for stocks sporting higher yields than the S&P 500 and with better forecasted dividend growth. For six dividend stocks that met these criteria, CLICK HERE.

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Choosing The Right Home (Builder Stock)

When it comes to homebuilder stocks, the author of today’s article declares “What a difference a few months can make”: after plunging in the fourth quarter of last year due to concerns over rising interest rates and a possible recession, homebuilders have rallied this year. With valuations still relatively low despite the rally – and with the Fed now having signaled not to expect any rate hikes this year – homebuilder stocks appear to be attractive buys right now. For specific homebuilder stocks to consider based on their implied upside potential, CLICK HERE.

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Preparing Your Investments For The “Reverse Wealth Effect”

If you’re not familiar with the reverse wealth effect you might want to become familiar with it, as it may be a pivotal factor in driving down stock and real estate prices going forward. For more on the reverse wealth effect, how bad it could get this time around – and what investors with both short-term and long-term investment horizons can do to protect themselves from this phenomenon – CLICK HERE.

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Why This Micro-Cap Could Be “In The Early Innings Of Creating Monumental Shareholder Value”

Activist hedge fund ADW Capital has recently taken up a position in a micro-cap that it believes the market is significantly underpricing and which, thanks to its organic growth prospects and underrated CEO, the fund’s team believes “is in the early innings of creating monumental shareholder value.” For the micro-cap in question, which ADW believes could see a more than 30x increase in its price, CLICK HERE.

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How Strategic Dividend Growth Investors Can Minimize The Pain Of Dividend Cuts

“While the risk of dividend cuts is out there, there are ways to minimize the number of dividend cuts and also to reduce their impact on the overall dividend income,” advises the author of today’s article. He outlines several key metrics that strategic dividend growth investors may want to consider in that regard – and what he looks for in each metric based on his years of experience (and lessons learned from the sting of dividend cuts). For more, CLICK HERE.

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5 Stocks Under $10 For Big Share Counts – And Big Upside Potential

Low-priced stocks offer smaller investors the chance to not only make a tidy profit (as these stocks can provide the largest short-term gains), but also to acquire a higher share count than they would be able to of large and mega-cap stocks. Today’s article highlights five stocks trading under $10 that possess solid upside potential based on price targets from Goldman Sachs. For these five stocks – which may be especially appealing to more aggressive traders – CLICK HERE.

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