Assessing the current landscape for stocks, the author of today’s article notes that “First, almost nobody across Wall Street thinks we will have a recession in 2019.” He also notes that, while earnings are likely to be lower in 2019 than they were in 2018, there will still be upside – and the Fed could very well not raise interest rates at all. With this in mind, he proceeds to highlight six Buy-rated stocks with solid dividends (and the best volatility ratings) to consider buying this year. For more, CLICK HERE.
In building his theoretical “Cheapskate Portfolio”, the author of today’s article identifies the cheapest stocks in each sector which are “currently profitable, have debt less than stockholders’ equity, sell for 15 times per-share earnings or less, and have a market value of $1 billion or more.” For the ten stocks that currently make up the Cheapskate Portfolio, the four stocks that the author is most partial to right now, and how the Cheapskate Portfolio has performed in the past versus the S&P 500, CLICK HERE.
One study identified them as “the most powerful force impacting stock prices”: earnings estimate revisions. As the author of today’s article states, “That means stocks with rising estimates could be the best investments for individual investors.” As such, the author screened for cheap stocks (priced under $15 a share) where analysts have increased their earnings per share estimates. For five stocks that passed the screen – including a medical device manufacturer, an iron ore mining company, and a Spanish banking group – CLICK HERE.
Each of the five stocks highlighted in today’s article is currently trading at less than book value, has earnings, pays a dividend and, the author notes, “these companies are well outside the Facebook/Apple/Netflix/Google arena that presently captivates most of the business media and many investment house analysts.” For these five stocks that may be worthy of further consideration – including an insurance company, a business development company and a Greece-based shipping company – CLICK HERE.
“Reinvesting dividends can be the most significant factor in building wealth in the long run,” states the author of today’s article, who further notes that an investor could have increased their total return by more than 65% had they reinvested their dividends. As such, the author screened for promising dividend plays: “stocks priced under $20 with dividends that have increased over the past five years, show gains in earnings and strong financials.” For five stocks that passed this screen, CLICK HERE.
Unfortunately for traders, one of the defining features of the market in 2017 was the record-low level of volatility. Fortunately for traders, earnings season tends to bring with it increased volatility – and investors can enjoy substantial gains if they own stocks that soar on positive earnings news. Today’s article highlights six cheap (trading under $10) stocks that could make large moves this earnings season as they have “delivered an earnings surprise of at least 25% for two quarters, have seen upward revisions of at least 25% in the past month and show strong relative strength.” CLICK HERE for more.
When it comes to earnings expectations, some companies meet them, some companies miss them, and some companies beat them, but today’s article notes that there have consistently been more earnings ‘beats’ than ‘misses’ and ‘meets’ for quite some time – with stocks increasing 0.7%, on average, following earnings. For investors who want to capitalize on this reality, there is a simple and time-tested options strategy to do just that. To find out what this strategy is and how to carry it out, CLICK HERE.
While most of the attention during the presidential campaign was focused on President Trump’s more controversial proposals, a less controversial proposal Trump made on the campaign trail was a tax holiday for untaxed foreign earnings repatriated to the U.S. by American companies – which, if acted on, could free up $1 trillion or more for dividends, share buybacks and acquisitions. So, for investors looking to benefit from this potential flood of cash flowing to U.S. shores, what two sectors likely to account for much of this repatriated money – as well as specific stocks within those sectors – might they want to look at? CLICK HERE to find out.
“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.
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.