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.
With interest rates declining in the U.S. – and in negative territory in parts abroad – U.S. dividend stocks sporting attractive yields have performed very nicely this year as they have become a refuge for income investors – and that performance is expected to continue. That being the case, today’s article identifies “Wall Street’s favorite dividend stocks” – “28 stocks with dividend yields of at least 2.50% as well as at least 75% ‘buy’ or equivalent ratings among five or more analysts.” CLICK HERE.
For marijuana stocks, a positive first quarter this year was not an indication of things to come as things started to take a turn for the worse in April, and since then, as today’s article notes, “a majority of pot stocks have seen at least half of their value disappear, and it’s left investors wondering what’s next for what had been the hottest investment on Wall Street.” What three important lessons does the dramatic reversal of fortunes for marijuana stocks this past year hold for pot stock investors? CLICK HERE.
What stocks are the most loved on Wall Street right now? Today’s article identifies the S&P 500 companies whose stocks currently have the highest percentage of Buy ratings – and the #1 most loved stock on Wall Street right now by this measure is Amazon, with 47 out of 48 analysts covering the stock rating it a Buy. What stocks join the e-commerce giant on the “most-loved” list? CLICK HERE.
In a further sign that marijuana has attained legitimacy on Wall Street, Merrill Lynch has initiated coverage on the sector in recent months – and analysts at the firm are particularly optimistic about the prospects of five cannabis companies, whose stocks they rate as Buy. For these five marijuana stocks – including what could be “an off-the-radar play for investors looking for a marijuana play with lower name recognition” – 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.
Which of the top cannabis stocks listed in the U.S. is the consensus favorite of Wall Street? Today’s article ranks the top “cannabis contenders” (including Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis, Tilray and Zynerba Pharmaceuticals) based on analyst ratings and upside potential – and while it comes down to a close race between two cannabis stocks, one stock is ultimately singled out as Wall Street’s favorite to buy. For more, 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.
If you’re looking for better returns this year, you may be best to look outside the United States. Today’s article looks at how, with the belief that U.S. equities are overvalued, many Wall Street analysts are looking to Europe, where equities are seen as offering value and economic growth appears robust. The author highlights a number of exchange-traded funds that U.S. investors can use to invest in European markets – and which could be big winners based on price targets. For more, CLICK HERE.
Out of the nearly 5,000 analysts tracked by the website TipRanks, the five who give their top stock picks for 2018 in today’s article have the most profitable track records based on “the average return and success rate of their buy-sell recommendations over the last year.” So which five specific stocks do these top Wall Street minds see outperforming in the coming year, how much upside do they see for them – and why? CLICK HERE.