What lessons can long-term investors learn from the results of a four-month stock-picking contest that used imaginary money – and in which two of the best picks were buying stock in an “ugly shoe company” and selling short the stock of a “fake meat producer”? Based on today’s article, quite a few, with the author stating that this contest – carried out by the Wall Street Journal – “has some salient and timeless lessons for investors. Not about stock picking, but rather, how to view your portfolio.” For more, CLICK HERE.
A recreational boat dealer, a small bank, and a manufacturer of tow trucks and car carriers with “no following on Wall Street whatsoever” are among the five stocks highlighted in today’s article as possible “undiscovered gems”. More specifically, each of these five picks is from the realm of small stocks (with the author noting that “Your odds of finding an undiscovered gem are higher” in this space) and the recipient of scant analyst coverage. For more, CLICK HERE.
“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.
A trash stock, a baseball stock, a travel stock, an aerospace stock, some global bargains and some small-cap stocks are among the 48 specific investment recommendations for active stock pickers highlighted in today’s article – recommendations from a roundtable of 10 investors who shared their stock and bond picks “to prosper in a changing and tumultuous world.” For more, CLICK HERE.
It’s that time of year when many firms issue their top stock picks and favorite sectors for the year ahead – and Credit Suisse (which has the most bullish outlook for the S&P 500 next year amongst its peers) has added 11 companies to its Top Picks list, all of which are covered with Outperform ratings. For these 11 stocks – including three airlines – that are among the investment bank’s research team’s best ideas for next year, CLICK HERE.
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.
If you could only pick one stock to give to somebody as a gift that you couldn’t touch for the next 25 years, what would that be? This is the question that the author of today’s article was asked – and in today’s article he identifies his pick (as well as several additional candidates) and his rationale for his selections, noting “This exercise requires you to bet on things that won’t change, as opposed to betting on things that will make the future look different than the past.” For more, CLICK HERE.
If you’re looking for under-valued stocks in this otherwise expensive market, today’s article highlights three stocks that are cheap (based on their price-to-earnings ratios) – and which the author believes are poised for imminent breakouts. For these three stocks – including an independent oil and natural gas play that the author notes is “one of the cheapest stocks on the Street right now” – CLICK HERE.
The six companies highlighted in today’s article have a lot of cash. Picking up shares of these cash-rich companies, however, won’t require much cash. Specifically, each of these companies has a high proportion of cash to share price – which, the author notes, suggests that “these firms should be holding enough cash to meet their operating needs and have some remaining to take steps such as acquisitions or buy backs” – and are trading at less than $10 a share. For more, CLICK HERE.
“When there are just a few analysts covering a company, the analysts have a large incentive to deliver high quality and accurate research,” notes the author of today’s article, who further observes that this “means that small companies with favorable research coverage could be stocks that deliver large returns.” Based on this insight, the author screened for low-priced (trading under $5) stocks rated as strong buys by analysts. For the five stocks that passed the screen, and which may be worthy of further consideration, CLICK HERE.