3 Stocks To Watch In The Coming Week: Disney – General Motors – Tesla

After finishing its best month of gains in about three decades, the stock market started May on a sour note as sentiment turned negative on the worsening unemployment situation and increasing tension between the U.S. and China over the spread of coronavirus.

Millions more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, sending the six-week total above 30 million since the coronavirus pandemic began to shutter businesses across the country. With that huge economic cost, President Donald Trump threatened to slap tariffs on Chinese imports, blaming the Asian nation for misleading the world about the pandemic.

If Trump acts on his threat, that could again start a trade war between the world’s two largest economies, diminishing prospects for a quick economic recovery. All major U.S. benchmarks, including the S&P 500, Dow and NASDAQ, slumped about 3% on Friday.

In the coming week, we’ll still see a few big names from different sectors of the economy reporting their first-quarter numbers. Here’s what we’re watching:


1. Disney

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) reports earnings for the fiscal 2020 second quarter after the closing bell on Tuesday, May 5. Analysts are expecting $18.05 billion in sales and $0.93 a share profit per share.

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With the entertainment giant’s theme parks closed all over the world due to COVID-19, Disney is expected to report earnings from resorts and consumer products fell by $500 million or more in the period.

The Burbank, CA-based company is also suffering on other fronts: there are no live sporting events for its ESPN network to cover and no theaters currently open where its movies can be shown. Film and TV production has shut down, and its cruise ships are docked.

Faced with these challenges in the coming quarters, Disney probably won’t have much positive news to provide and could avoid delivering future guidance. One bright spot could be the subscriber numbers on its newly-launched streaming service, Disney+ which is benefiting from the stay-at-home environment.

Shares have fallen 27% this year, closing at $105.50 on Friday, after a 2.5% decline for the day.


2. General Motors

General Motors (NYSE:GM) will report results for the first quarter before the market opens on Wednesday, May 6. The carmaker is expected to show $0.47 a share profit on sales of $32.09 billion.

Auto manufacturers are among the worst hit companies in this pandemic. Global lockdowns have forced them to close their plants, while at the same time sales have collapsed.

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Last week, GM suspended its dividend and share buyback program as the largest U.S. automaker seeks to preserve cash. The moves announced Monday follow other cash-saving measures taken at the beginning of April, when the company deferred 20% of salaried workers’ pay, cut top executive compensation and put 6,500 employees on leave.

GM shares have plunged more than 45% this year, massively underperforming the benchmark S&P 500 which is down about 13% since the beginning of 2020. The stock fell more than 6% on Friday to close at $20.90.


3. Tesla

Investors in Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) are likely to face another volatile week. The electric carmaker’s shares plunged on Friday after its CEO, Elon Musk, said in a tweet that Tesla stock is too high.

Musk posted more than a dozen times in a span of less than a 75 minutes on Friday, claiming he’s selling “almost all” of his physical possessions and won’t own a house. He also renewed his call for reopening the U.S. economy.

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It’s not the first time Musk has warned investors about the high price of his own stock. In the three most recent events, Tesla shares remained in the red one year out, while in the 2013 episode, Tesla plunged 30% in the following month. It eventually recovered over the one-year period, According to Baird Equity Research cited by CNBC.

Investors became more confident about Tesla this year, after the carmaker released a better-than-expected earnings reports, raising expectations that the company was in a stronger position to withstand the coronavirus-triggered slowdown. Shares of the Palo Alto-CA company fell more than 10% on Friday, closing at $701.32.





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3 Food Delivery Stocks Set To Gain As COVID-19 Lockdowns Boost Demand

As the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly around the globe, infections in the U.S. are on the rise with at least 55,231 confirmed cases and 801 deaths reported.

To contain the pandemic in the U.S., states are taking lockdown measures to reduce the number of social interactions. The majority of states have prohibited dining at restaurants, permitting only delivery and pick-up options.



While Wall Street is on track to suffer its worst month since the Great Depression, some food delivery stocks are thriving on expectations that even more Americans will order in as they are confined to their homes in the weeks ahead. These three stocks are well-positioned to benefit:

1. Domino’s Pizza
Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) is known for its delivery service, which accounts for about 55% of total orders. As an increasing number of people are opting for take-out, the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based pizza chain has been displaying robust relative strength amid the ongoing coronavirus market correction. Shares of the corporation, which are up about 22% over the past month-and-a-half, settled at $343.56 last night, giving it a market cap of roughly $13.4 billion.

The multinational pizza chain with 17,000 stores in more than 90 countries around the world officially began implementing its ‘Contact Free Delivery’ service due to the COVID-19 outbreak this week in the U.S. as well as other countries impacted by the virus, like India, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia.

The company announced last week that it expects to hire about 10,000 workers in the U.S. alone to meet increased orders at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in restaurants across the country laying off thousands of workers.

“Our corporate and franchise stores want to make sure they’re not only feeding people, but also providing opportunity to those looking for work at this time, especially those in the heavily-impacted restaurant industry,” CEO Ritch Allison said in a statement on March 19.

2. Blue Apron
Blue Apron (NYSE:APRN) is a New York-based online meal-kit company that delivers pre-measured ingredients, with which customers cook recipes of their choice. By making home cooking easy and accessible, Blue Apron has gained as the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. led more Americans to seek alternatives to shuttered restaurants and emptied grocery store shelves.

Even after Tuesday’s 15% drop, this month the stock has surged an astonishing 260%, bucking the broader market rout brought on by virus fears. Shares ended at $10.36 last night, giving the food-delivery service a market cap of $137.45 million.

Blue Apron said last week it has seen a “sharp increase” in demand for its meal kits and it is taking steps to meet the greater number of orders. “We are increasing our capacity for future orders and expect to fulfill this increased demand by the next available weekly cycle, starting on March 30,” Linda Findley Kozlowski, Blue Apron’s chief executive, said on March 19.

However, any boost in business for Blue Apron will likely taper off after the immediate threat of the COVID-19 outbreak passes and consumers return to eating out. Prior to its recent surge, shares of Blue Apron had fallen about 98% from its 2018 IPO price, plunging to $2 in late February, due to growing competition and disappointing revenue.

3. Chewy
Chewy (NYSE:CHWY) is the leading online seller of branded and private-label pet food and grooming supplies in the U.S. The Florida-based company allows customers to browse a wide variety of foods for different animals through its website and mobile applications, then receive the package directly to their door.

Like the two other companies mentioned above, Chewy has also seen its shares rise despite the broader market selloff. The online pet products retailer has benefitted as its in-home delivery model mitigates the public health concern of consumers shopping for their pets at brick-and-mortar retailers.

Shares of the online pet products seller, which are up more than 27% over the past two weeks, closed at $33.65 yesterday, giving it a market cap of $12.8 billion. The stock touched a record high of $34.99 on March 19.

Chewy next reports earnings on Thursday, April 2, after markets close. Consensus calls for a loss of 15 cents per share for the fourth quarter, while revenue is forecast to total $1.35 billion.



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Stocks To Buy Today {2020}

Soon, 2019 will be over… therefore it’s time to start looking at some of the top stocks to buy for 2020.


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United Technologies (UTX). Following a strategic review, the company decided it would spin off its Otis elevator and Carrier heating/air conditioning businesses. Once the transactions are completed (expected sometime during the first half of 2020, UTX is expected to complete its merger with Raytheon. )

Cowen analyst Cai von Rumohr recently lauded higher margins at United Technologies’ Pratt and Otis subsidiaries, and also cited proposed synergies from the Raytheon merger as reasons behind his Outperform rating on UTX. He also bumped up his price target, from $150 per share to $169, implying 18% upside from current prices.

Other reasons for investor optimism? During its most recent quarter, United Technologies reported an earnings beat thanks to strength in its Collins Aerospace Systems and Pratt & Whitney aerospace segments. Management also lifted its expectations for full-year 2019 earnings per share, to a range of $8.05 to $8.15.

UTX has received six Buy ratings versus just one Hold over the past three months, with the three most recent price targets coming in above the Street average.



Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) has been one of the health-care sector’s best performers over the past five-, 10- and 15-year periods, generating average annualized total returns of 26.6%, 19.7%, and 30.1%, respectively, through Nov. 14. It’s a different story in 2019, with Intuitive Surgical’s stock trailing both its medical-device peers and the U.S. stock market as a whole.

Like UnitedHealth, Medicare for All could be weighing down ISRG as investors contemplate whether hospital spending cuts will reduce the number of da Vinci robotic systems bought as a result of any changes to the current health-care system.

Nonetheless, the number of Intuitive Surgical procedures performed globally continues to grow. In the third quarter, worldwide da Vinci procedures increased by almost 20% year-over-year. And ISRG shipped 275 da Vinci systems during the quarter – 19% higher than a year earlier.

As a result of its strong third-quarter results, Morgan Stanley analyst David Lewis reiterated his Overweight rating (equivalent of Buy), writing, “Phase 1 is still driving significant growth, the company is just scratching the surface on Phase 2, and it is building the foundation for Phase 3.” Piper Jaffray’s Adam Maeder (Overweight) says he expects Intuitive Surgical will remain the “clear cut leader” in robo-assisted surgery.



Takeda Pharmaceuticals (TAK) reported strong second-quarter earnings at the end of October that demonstrated its 14 global brands have plenty of growth ahead of them. But perhaps the reason TAK belongs among the best health-care stocks to buy in 2020 is its January 2019 acquisition of Shire Pharmaceuticals.

The $62 billion deal made Takeda one of the 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world with annual revenues of more than $30 billion. As a result, the combined company now boasts solutions for oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, rare diseases, plasma-derived therapies and vaccines. More importantly, the pharma giant gains geographic diversification.

During the first half of fiscal 2019, a six-month period ended Sept. 30, Takeda’s Japanese business accounted for just 18% of its $15.3 billion in revenue. A year earlier, its Japanese business accounted for 31% of its overall sales. Revenues from its U.S., European, Canadian, and Latin American regions all doubled through the end of the second quarter.

Takeda said at the time of the acquisition that it expected to gain $1.4 billion in annual cost synergies by January 2022. It planned to use those gains to pay down some of the debt incurred to buy Shire. In the company’s first-half results, it noted that it paid down $5.4 billion in debt. Meanwhile, net debt at the end of September was 3.9 times adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization), down from 4.7x at the end of December.



Realty Income (O) is, hands down, one of the single best long-term income investments in the history of the U.S. stock market. Since going public in 1994, the REIT has grown its dividend at a 4.5% annual clip. It also has made 592 consecutive monthly dividend payments and has raised its dividend for 88 consecutive quarters.

But it’s more than just an income machine, Realty Income has managed to deliver compound annual average total returns of 16.8% per year… if you’re looking for a stable, long-term monthly dividend payer that won’t give you any drama, O shares are a solid choice. Indeed, Realty Income is probably the closest thing to a bond you’re ever going to find in the stock market.



Chevron (CVX). Stable oil prices and cost savings are projected to help Chevron put up strong share-price gains in 2020.

The integrated oil giant, with operations in natural gas and geothermal energy, was forced to slash spending in the wake of the 2014 oil-price rout. But the strategy is paying off in today’s steadier environment. Analysts forecast shares to hit $135.04 about 12 months from now, giving Chevron’s stock implied upside of nearly 12%.

“CVX has an attractive global asset base with the potential for solid production growth and best-in-class cash margins versus global integrated peers,” says JPMorgan analyst Phil Gresh, who rates the stock at Overweight and has a $139 price target.

A dividend yield of almost 4% will add juice to Chevron’s outperformance. With more than three decades of uninterrupted dividend growth under its belt, this Dow Jones stock has a track record that instills confidence. Chevron’s most recent hike came in January, when the company boosted its quarterly payout by more than 6% to $1.19 per share.



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1 – General Electric (GE)

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Once one of the most valuable and important companies in the world, industrial giant General Electric, has tumbled over the past several years. Now the company is a shell of its former self. About 20 years ago, this was a $50 stock. Today GE stock trades below $10.

GE stock has tumbled to below $10 for a good reason. The business became overly complicated and convoluted, and once one of the moving parts in the GE machine started deteriorating, the whole machine started to fall apart. At the same time, in order to build the big and overly complex GE machine, GE took out a ton of debt, so when GE’s businesses started to shrink over the past several years, they did so against the backdrop of an overly levered balance sheet — which just made everything worse.


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But, everything could get better over the next few quarters to years. That is, General Electric is dramatically simplifying its operations by shedding non-core, unprofitable businesses and assets. The company is taking the proceeds from those business and asset divestitures to pay down debt. Thus, GE going forward is going to be simpler, more profitable, and less indebted. Ultimately, that means GE is turning into a better business, which should be rewarded with a higher multiple and bigger earnings power — a combination which produces a bigger stock price for GE.


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Consequently, at current levels, GE stock looks fairly compelling. This beaten up company is doing everything right to make things better. As things do get better over the next several quarters, GE stock should bounce back.



2 – VipShop (VIPS)

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China’s economy started slowing in late 2017 and early 2018. Around that same time, the VipShop growth narrative started to slow dramatically. In late 2017, this was a near 30% revenue growth company. Throughout 2018, VipShop’s quarterly revenue growth rates slowed to 25%, 18%, 16%, and 8% by the end of the year. In early 2019, revenue growth slipped 7%.

In mid-2019, though, this slowdown has reversed course. Last quarter, VipShop reported 10% revenue growth — its first sequential revenue growth acceleration quarter in a long time. This improvement makes sense. Multiple signs are emerging that China’s consumer economy is finally starting to stabilize and improve again. At the same time, the fundamentals underlying China’s digital economy remain favorable, and VipShop dominates the secular demand off-price niche in that market.



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3 – Plug Power (PLUG)

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PLUG stock is perhaps most infamous for being one of the few stocks which has, quite literally, lost 99.9% of its value over the course of the past twenty years. That’s not a great thing to be know for, and it happened because while there was promise for hydrogen technology early in the auto market, such promise has all but disappeared. Electric batteries became the viable alternative fuel source, and hydrogen cells became an afterthought. As they became an afterthought, Plug Power became irrelevant.


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That’s changing now. Plug Power has rattled off consistent 20%-plus revenue growth over the past three years, as hydrogen fuel cells are starting to be adopted in bulk in the commercial market. Sure, the consumer hydrogen market remains sluggish because of infrastructure shortcomings. But, such shortcomings aren’t as important for the commercial market, where a lot of vehicles are operated on-site. As such, big enterprises are starting to come around to the benefits of hydrogen fuel cells, which is that they last longer and have shorter recharging times than their electric battery counterparts.

Can the commercial hydrogen market maintain red-hot momentum, and can Plug Power continue to fire off 20%-plus revenue growth with big margin expansion? Management thinks so. They just laid out an aggressive five-year target which calls for huge revenue growth and even bigger margin expansion into 2024. If Plug Power does hit those aggressive targets, then PLUG stock could soar from here.


4 – Aphria (APHA)

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Aphria is best known as the first cannabis company to strike a profit in the very profit-barren cannabis market. How did Aphria do this? They focused on becoming the lowest cost supplier in the market.

They spent all their resources on figuring out how to reduce the cash cost to produce a kilogram of cannabis. They did just that, and the company now has the lowest unit cash costs in the business. The result? Aphria is able to sell a bunch of cannabis at discount prices into the market, and yet still net a profit on those discounted prices because the production costs are so low.


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This sounds a lot like Aphria is becoming the “discount” player in the cannabis market. That’s a valuable niche to dominate. Regardless of the economic environment, consumers are always attracted to low prices. Thus, so long as Aphria can continue to dominate the low price end of the cannabis market, this company will guarantee itself a slice of the global cannabis pie at scale — which could be quite large.

In the long run, then, the bull thesis here is that Aphria leverages its low cost production capabilities to become the discount leader in what projects as a several hundred billion dollar cannabis market at scale. If things do play out like that, then APHA stock should soar in the long run.



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5 – GameStop (GME)

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Perhaps the most depressed and hated stock on this list is video game retailer GameStop (NYSE:GME), and with good reason. In the long run, GameStop is doomed. This is the Blockbuster of the video game world, so as the video game world moves into all-streaming, all-the-time, then GameStop will become irrelevant because no one will need to buy physical video games anymore. This is the inevitable outcome for GameStop, so it makes sense that GME stock has lost over 88% of its value over the past five years.

But, on the way to the graveyard, GameStop should be able to generate tremendous value. That is, the physical video game segment isn’t dead yet, nor will it be dead anytime soon. Instead, the physical video game market could actually go through a few big growth years over the next several years.


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Why? In 2020, new video game consoles are coming to the market for the first time since 2013. Consumers will need to buy those video game consoles, and some of those consumers will buy those consoles at GameStop. Further, these new consoles are going to have physical disk drives, so physical video game sales should surge in 2020 and 2021, too.


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1 – General Electric (GE)

ge-news

Once one of the most valuable and important companies in the world, industrial giant General Electric, has tumbled over the past several years. Now the company is a shell of its former self. About 20 years ago, this was a $50 stock. Today GE stock trades below $10.

GE stock has tumbled to below $10 for a good reason. The business became overly complicated and convoluted, and once one of the moving parts in the GE machine started deteriorating, the whole machine started to fall apart. At the same time, in order to build the big and overly complex GE machine, GE took out a ton of debt, so when GE’s businesses started to shrink over the past several years, they did so against the backdrop of an overly levered balance sheet — which just made everything worse.


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But, everything could get better over the next few quarters to years. That is, General Electric is dramatically simplifying its operations by shedding non-core, unprofitable businesses and assets. The company is taking the proceeds from those business and asset divestitures to pay down debt. Thus, GE going forward is going to be simpler, more profitable, and less indebted. Ultimately, that means GE is turning into a better business, which should be rewarded with a higher multiple and bigger earnings power — a combination which produces a bigger stock price for GE.

Consequently, at current levels, GE stock looks fairly compelling. This beaten up company is doing everything right to make things better. As things do get better over the next several quarters, GE stock should bounce back.



2 – VipShop (VIPS)

VIP

China’s economy started slowing in late 2017 and early 2018. Around that same time, the VipShop growth narrative started to slow dramatically. In late 2017, this was a near 30% revenue growth company. Throughout 2018, VipShop’s quarterly revenue growth rates slowed to 25%, 18%, 16%, and 8% by the end of the year. In early 2019, revenue growth slipped 7%.

In mid-2019, though, this slowdown has reversed course. Last quarter, VipShop reported 10% revenue growth — its first sequential revenue growth acceleration quarter in a long time. This improvement makes sense. Multiple signs are emerging that China’s consumer economy is finally starting to stabilize and improve again. At the same time, the fundamentals underlying China’s digital economy remain favorable, and VipShop dominates the secular demand off-price niche in that market.



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3 – Plug Power (PLUG)

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PLUG stock is perhaps most infamous for being one of the few stocks which has, quite literally, lost 99.9% of its value over the course of the past twenty years. That’s not a great thing to be know for, and it happened because while there was promise for hydrogen technology early in the auto market, such promise has all but disappeared. Electric batteries became the viable alternative fuel source, and hydrogen cells became an afterthought. As they became an afterthought, Plug Power became irrelevant.


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That’s changing now. Plug Power has rattled off consistent 20%-plus revenue growth over the past three years, as hydrogen fuel cells are starting to be adopted in bulk in the commercial market. Sure, the consumer hydrogen market remains sluggish because of infrastructure shortcomings. But, such shortcomings aren’t as important for the commercial market, where a lot of vehicles are operated on-site. As such, big enterprises are starting to come around to the benefits of hydrogen fuel cells, which is that they last longer and have shorter recharging times than their electric battery counterparts.

Can the commercial hydrogen market maintain red-hot momentum, and can Plug Power continue to fire off 20%-plus revenue growth with big margin expansion? Management thinks so. They just laid out an aggressive five-year target which calls for huge revenue growth and even bigger margin expansion into 2024. If Plug Power does hit those aggressive targets, then PLUG stock could soar from here.


4 – Aphria (APHA)

Apriha

Aphria is best known as the first cannabis company to strike a profit in the very profit-barren cannabis market. How did Aphria do this? They focused on becoming the lowest cost supplier in the market.

They spent all their resources on figuring out how to reduce the cash cost to produce a kilogram of cannabis. They did just that, and the company now has the lowest unit cash costs in the business. The result? Aphria is able to sell a bunch of cannabis at discount prices into the market, and yet still net a profit on those discounted prices because the production costs are so low.


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This sounds a lot like Aphria is becoming the “discount” player in the cannabis market. That’s a valuable niche to dominate. Regardless of the economic environment, consumers are always attracted to low prices. Thus, so long as Aphria can continue to dominate the low price end of the cannabis market, this company will guarantee itself a slice of the global cannabis pie at scale — which could be quite large.

In the long run, then, the bull thesis here is that Aphria leverages its low cost production capabilities to become the discount leader in what projects as a several hundred billion dollar cannabis market at scale. If things do play out like that, then APHA stock should soar in the long run.



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5 – GameStop (GME)

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Perhaps the most depressed and hated stock on this list is video game retailer GameStop (NYSE:GME), and with good reason. In the long run, GameStop is doomed. This is the Blockbuster of the video game world, so as the video game world moves into all-streaming, all-the-time, then GameStop will become irrelevant because no one will need to buy physical video games anymore. This is the inevitable outcome for GameStop, so it makes sense that GME stock has lost over 88% of its value over the past five years.

But, on the way to the graveyard, GameStop should be able to generate tremendous value. That is, the physical video game segment isn’t dead yet, nor will it be dead anytime soon. Instead, the physical video game market could actually go through a few big growth years over the next several years.


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Why? In 2020, new video game consoles are coming to the market for the first time since 2013. Consumers will need to buy those video game consoles, and some of those consumers will buy those consoles at GameStop. Further, these new consoles are going to have physical disk drives, so physical video game sales should surge in 2020 and 2021, too.



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  1. Netflix

  2. iRobot

  3. Amazon.com

  4. Intuitive Surgical

  5. Alphabet

  6. Axon Enterprises

  7. Wayfair

  8. Facebook

  9. Constellation Brands

  10. Lululemon athletica 


5 of the Best Stocks for Beginning Investors

Let’s start with five that are particularly good for beginning investors because of their strong balance sheets, positive free cash flow, and competitive advantages:


Amazon.com
Alphabet
Facebook
Intuitive Surgical
Axon Enterprises


The first three stocks are all “FAANG” (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google) stocks. These Big Tech companies have their hands in seemingly everything and have the potential to disrupt the parts of the economy they don’t. Their large market capitalizations reflect the fact the market knows this, too. That said, beginning investors are generally better off sticking to well-known large cap stocks with strong brand recognition as they start off on their investing journey versus getting too cute with under-the-radar smaller cap stocks.

Amazon dominates online retail to the tune of about half of all U.S. e-commerce! If that doesn’t amaze you, how about the estimates that over 100 million Americans are now paying the $119/year price tag to be Amazon Prime members?

And that’s not even where it gets most of its profit. That comes from Amazon Web Services, its cloud computing offering. While its retail segment sells us literal picks and shovels, Amazon Web Services sells the virtual picks and shovels of the Internet.

As a bonus, Amazon throws in other goodies like its burgeoning original content as well as its subsidiaries like high-end organic retailer Whole Foods and the gaming-related live streaming video platform Twitch.


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Alphabet (aka the owner of Google) is no less impressive. Its search engine might be better termed a “money engine.” That’s what happens when you have around a 90% market share worldwide.

In addition, YouTube is the #1 video platform in the world while Android is the #1 mobile operating system.

Also within the Alphabet umbrella are a whole bunch of futuristic moonshots and other “alpha bets”. As a result, Google is involved in everything from driverless cars to virtual reality to drones to artificial intelligence (AI).

Rounding out the FAANG companies here is Facebook, the ruler of social media with Instagram and WhatsApp in addition to its namesake Facebook and Facebook Messenger platforms. Each of those four platforms counts at least a billion monthly users. Pretty impressive when the world’s population is also counted in the single-digit billions. And yeah, don’t forget about their Oculus VR tech and other bets, too.

Getting out of the Big Tech space a bit, there’s healthcare pioneer Intuitive Surgical, which makes robotic surgery a reality with its da Vinci surgical systems. The technology assists surgeons in making procedures less invasive, leading to better patient outcomes. Far from an unproven flyer, Intuitive Surgical already has billions in annual sales and has been consistently wildly profitable — think gross margins in the 60% to 70% range and net margins in the 20% to 30% range.

It’s easy to see a growth path forward with increased adoption by surgeons and hospitals and increasing numbers of approved procedures.

Finally, we come to Axon Enterprises, known for its law enforcement and self-defense products. To wit, its Taser stun guns, Axon body cameras, and Evidence.com (uses AI to analyze uploaded video footage) offerings give an integrated solution to police departments.


5 of the Best Growth Stocks

In contrast to dividend stocks, growth stocks often pay little (or none) of their earnings back to investors as dividends. In fact, many are at the pre-earnings stage or have such small earnings that their P/E ratios are stratospheric. And if they do have earnings, they tend to plow them back into their businesses.


iRobot
Lululemon athletica
Wayfair
Netflix
Constellation Brands


iRobot is known for its Roomba line of robotic vacuum cleaners. Bears worry about the threat of increased competition. Bulls, however, point to the huge potential for optionality (i.e. a company morphing and pivoting over time to become something we can’t envision today). iRobot is already expanding its offerings into robotic lawn mowers, so it’s not hard to imagine it going after other household and commercial applications soon. More broadly, though, there’s a lot of room for pivoting into interesting spaces when you’re an early ish mover into robots, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. It’s hard to speculate on exactly what iRobot could become, but at just over $3 billion in market capitalization, it’s still less than 1% the size of Facebook, Alphabet, or Amazon, meaning there’s lots of room for the stock price to run if its wildest goals come true. And plenty of room for success in between if there’s a more conventional outcome.


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Springing from its core yoga apparel base, the Lululemon brand has become an absolute force in athleisure. There are debates about whether athleisure (e.g. wearing spandex as if it were denim) is merely a trend or here to stay. While the answer to that debate may affect shorter-term growth, consumers will need fitness apparel for a long time to come. Beyond that, Lulu can grow internationally, beyond its North American stronghold (while Lululemon is a Canadian company, about 70% of its sales come from the U.S. and only about 10% of its sales come from outside the U.S. and Canada). Another potential growth driver is expansion beyond its traditionally female target demographic.

Wayfair is an online destination for furniture and other home items. Retail in any channel is tough, and it’s no different for Wayfair. Competition is fierce, featuring major online players like Amazon, all the traditional bricks-and-mortar players, and a host of online boutique start-ups. To buy the Wayfair story, you’ll probably want to believe that Wayfair can build up a brand, customer loyalty, and scale that’ll enable it to boost margins to a point where it can be sustainably profitable. One favorable indicator for that case is Wayfair’s 5-year sales growth rate near 50%.


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Netflix needs no introduction. It’s been able to stay steps ahead of doubters as it has vanquished Blockbuster, pivoted from mailed DVDs to online streaming, created award-winning original content, and kept total content costs contained enough to be consistently profitable. The worries today include ever-present competition (including other streaming service entrants from formidable content owners), fears of domestic saturation, and even higher content costs. On the other side, Netflix seems to have brand and pricing power, the notion that cable cutters can sign on to more than one online service, international expansion possibilities, and economies of scale as it continues to grow the top line (30%+ the past few years).

Constellation Brands is aptly named. Even if you haven’t heard of the company, you know many of the alcohol brands it either owns outright or markets. These include beers like Corona, Modelo, and Ballast Point, wines like Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, and Ruffino, and spirits like SVEDKA Vodka. It’s accomplished much of this through acquisitions over the years (and decades), a strategy that is generally riskier than growing organically. So far, however, it’s worked out pretty well for Constellation.


 


 

5 Stocks To Buy Today … { September 2019 }


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{ Stocks To Buy Today { September 2019 } – Stock Market News }  … best stocks to buy today 2019 are strong companies with solid underlying fundamentals, poised to prosper regardless of what the future holds. With trade wars and inverted yield curves stirring up fears once more, some of the 5 best stocks to buy for 2019 can serve as a relative safe haven for equity investors. Others, smaller and under the radar, offer diversification and long-term growth opportunities.


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1 – NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) : what makes NXP Semiconductors one of the best stocks to buy for September 2019? … Well, it decidedly found its bottom, and even after 37% year-to-date gains through mid-August, shares go for 11 times forward earnings. The $2 billion breakup penalty QCOM paid was brilliantly invested by management, which approved aggressive buybacks at depleted prices.


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2 – Facebook (FB) : Entering 2019, Facebook wasn’t the most popular stock on the block; 2018 was a PR nightmare. But when global companies boasting more than 2 billion addicted users see their shares beaten down, it’s almost always a great time to buy. Although 2019 hasn’t been a walk in the park either – the Federal Trade Commission fined Facebook $5 billion for its mishandling of user data in the Cambridge Analytica scandal – FB continues to grow rapidly, with revenue expected to jump 25% in 2019. Currently Facebook’s suite of apps (Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp) has 2.7 billion monthly active users, a captive market Facebook plans to monetize with Stories, Facebook Marketplace, payments, and maybe even its own cryptocurrency/wallet combo. Too dominant to ignore…


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3 – Centene Corporation (CNC) : $20 billion health insurer Centene has positioned itself as a niche operator focused on government-backed areas like Medicaid; ACA’s Medicaid expansion requirements have helped drive CNC membership growth, which came in at 17% in Q2. A deal to acquire WellCare Health Plans (WCG) is expected to close in 2020, and has pressured shares, which is typical for acquiring companies. That said, an insider recently bought $150,000 of CNC stock at $53; insider purchases are usually bullish indicators, as insiders tend to have a better idea for how the company is doing.


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4 – Apple (AAPL) : Apple’s first two earnings reports of the calendar year didn’t inspire much confidence. The iPhone maker reported two consecutive quarters of declining revenue. Still, shares were advancing because they started 2019 so undervalued, and because services revenue was growing nicely. Fiscal Q3 was much better, as revenue began growing again, setting a record for the quarter. Guidance beat expectations, and the company spent $20.6 billion on buybacks and dividends.


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5 – Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (SFM) : A lovely combination of value, growth and predictability, Sprouts Farmers Market is a grocery chain focused on healthy, fresh and organic food. This $2 billion company is on the right side of the trend toward more conscious consumption, with 331 stores (and growing) in 21 states through June 2019. Revenue grew 8% in Q2, though profits fell as margins compressed. SFM is smartly investing in delivery to stay competitive, so some capital-intensive expansion isn’t such a bad thing to see. It looks like shares may’ve hit bottom after Q2 earnings, but give it a little time to make sure.




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Investing for Beginners


{ Stock Market News Today – Investing for Beginners } … So you’ve decided to start investing?… Congratulations! Whether you’re just starting out on your own, in the middle of your career, approaching retirement age, or in the midst of your golden years, this means you’ve begun to think about your financial futureNobody starts out an expert, and even the best investors in the world were once sitting where you are.


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Let’s start with two basic questions: Where should you begin? … How do you begin? …
Those two inquiries might seem daunting, especially if you’ve encountered the array of intimidating investing terms — like price to earnings ratio (p/e ratio), market capitalization, and return on equity. But getting started with investing isn’t as scary as it might seem.

The First Investing Step Is Figuring Out Which Types of Assets You Want to Own
Let’s start with this basic truth: At its core, investing is about laying out money today with the expectation of getting more money back in the future — which, accounting for time, adjusting for risk, and factoring in inflation, results in a satisfactory compound annual growth rate, particularly as compared to standards considered a “good” investment.

That’s really it; the heart of the matter. You lay out cash or assets now, in the hope of more cash or assets returning to you tomorrow, or next year, or next decade. Most of the time, this is best achieved through the acquisition of productive assets.


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Productive assets are investments that internally throw off surplus money from some sort of activity. For example, if you buy a painting, it isn’t a productive asset. One hundred years from now, you’ll still only own the painting, which may or may not be worth more or less money. (You might, however, be able to convert it into a quasi-productive asset by opening a museum and charging admission to see it.)

On the other hand, if you buy an apartment building, you’ll not only have the building, but all of the cash it produces from rent and service income over that century. Even if the building were destroyed after a decade, you still have the cash flow from ten years of operation — which you could have used to support your lifestyle, given to charity, or reinvested into other opportunities.

Each type of productive asset has its own pros and cons, unique quirks, legal traditions, tax rules, and other relevant details. Broadly speaking, investments in productive assets can be divided into a handful of major categories. Let’s walk through the three most common kinds of investments: Stocks, bonds, and real estate.

Investing in Stocks
When people talk about investing in stocks, they usually mean investing in common stock, which is another way to describe business ownership, or business equity. When you own equity in a business, you are entitled to a share of the profit or losses generated by that company’s operating activity. On an aggregate basis, equities have historically been the most rewarding asset class for investors seeking to build wealth over time without using large amounts of leverage.

At the risk of oversimplifying, I like to think of business equity investments as coming in one of two flavors — privately held and publicly traded. Investing in Privately Held Businesses: These are businesses that have no public market for their shares.

When started from scratch, they can be a high-risk, high-reward proposition for the entrepreneur. You come up with an idea, you establish a business, you run that business so your expenses are less than your revenues, and you grow it over time, making sure you are not only being well-compensated for your time but that your capital, too, is being fairly treated by enjoying a good return in excess of what you could earn from a passive investment.

Though entrepreneurship is not easy, owning a good business can put food on your table, send your children to college, pay for your medical expenses, and allow you to retire in comfort.

Investing in Publicly Traded Businesses: Private businesses sometimes sell part of themselves to outside investors, in a process known as an Initial Public Offering, or IPO. When this happens, anyone can buy shares and become an owner.

The types of publicly traded stocks you own may differ based on a number of factors. For example, if you are the type of person that likes companies that are stable and gush cash flow for owners, you are probably going to be drawn to blue-chip stocks, and may even have an affinity for dividend investing, dividend growth investing, and value investing.

On the other hand, if you prefer a more aggressive portfolio allocation methodology, you might be drawn to investing in the stock of bad companies, because even a small increase in profitability could lead to a disproportionately large jump in the market price of the stock.


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Investing in Fixed-Income Securities (Bonds)
When you buy a fixed income security, you are really lending money to the bond issuer in exchange for interest income. There are a myriad of ways you can do it, from buying certificates of deposit and money markets to investing in corporate bonds, tax-free municipal bonds, and U.S. savings bonds.

As with stocks, many fixed-income securities are purchased through a brokerage account. Selecting your broker will require you to choose between either a discount or full-service model. When opening a new brokerage account, the minimum investment can vary, usually ranging from $500 to $1,000; often even lower for IRAs, or education accounts. Alternatively, you can work with a registered investment advisor or asset management company that operates on a fiduciary basis.

Investing in Real Estate
Real estate investing is nearly as old as mankind itself. There are several ways to make money investing in real estate, but it typically comes down to either developing something and selling it for a profit, or owning something and letting others use it in exchange for rent or lease payments. For a lot of investors, real estate has been a path to wealth because it more easily lends itself to using leverage.

This can be bad if the investment turns out to be a poor one, but, applied to the right investment, at the right price, and on the right terms, it can allow someone without a lot of net worth to rapidly accumulate resources, controlling a far larger asset base than he or she could otherwise afford.

Something that might be confusing for new investors is that real estate can also be traded like a stock. Usually, this happens through a corporation that qualifies as a real estate investment trust, or REIT. For example, you can invest in hotel REITs and collect your share of the revenue from guests checking into the hotels and resorts that make up the company’s portfolio.

There are many different kinds of REITs; apartment complex REITs, office building REITs, storage unit REITs, REITs that specialize in senior housing, and even parking garage REITs.

The Next Investing Step Is to Decide How You Want to Own Those Assets…  Once you’ve settled on the asset class you want to own, your next step is to decide how you are going to own it. To better understand this point, let’s look at business equity. If you decide you want a stake in a publicly traded business, do you want to own the shares outright, or through a pooled structure?

Outright Ownership: If you opt for outright ownership, you are going to be buying shares of individual companies directly. To do this right requires a certain level of knowledge.

To invest in stocks, think of them as you might your privately held businesses, and remember there are three ways you can make money investing in a stock. Plainly, this means focusing on the price you are paying relative to the risk-adjusted cash flows the asset is generating.

Discover how to calculate enterprise value, calculate the gross profit margin and operating profit margin, and compare them to other business in the same sector or industry. Read the income statement and balance sheet. Look at the asset management companies, which hold large stakes, to figure out the types of co-owners with which you are dealing.


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Pooled Ownership: An enormous percentage of ordinary investors do not invest in stocks directly but, instead, do it through a pooled mechanism, such as a mutual fund or an exchange-traded fund (ETF). You mix your money with other people and buy ownership in a number of companies through a shared structure or entity.

These pooled mechanisms can take many forms. Some wealthy investors invest in hedge funds, but most individual investors will opt for vehicles like exchange-traded funds and index funds, which make it possible to buy diversified portfolios at much cheaper rates than they could have afforded on their own. The downside is a near total loss of control. If you invest in an ETF or mutual fund, you are along for the ride, outsourcing your decisions to a small group of people with the power to change your allocation.

The Third Investing Step Is Deciding Where You Want to Hold Those Assets… After you’ve decided the way you want to acquire your investment assets, your next decision regards where those investments will be held. This decision can have a major impact on how your investments are taxed, so it’s not a decision to be made lightly. Your choices include taxable brokerage accounts, Traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, Simple IRAs, SEP-IRA, and maybe even family limited partnerships (which can have some estate tax and gift tax planning benefits if implemented correctly).

Let’s briefly look at some of the broad categories.

Taxable Accounts: If you opt for a taxable account, such as a brokerage account, you will pay taxes along the way, but your money is not nearly as restricted. You can spend it however you want, at any time. You can cash it all in and buy a beach house. You can add as much as you desire to it each year, without limit. It is the ultimate in flexibility but you have to give Uncle Sam his cut.

Tax Shelters: Retirement plans like 401(k)s or Roth IRAs offer numerous tax benefits. Some are tax-deferred, which (usually) means you get a tax deduction at the time you deposit the capital into the account, and then pay taxes in the future, allowing you year after year of tax-deferred growth. Others are tax-free, meaning you fund them with after-tax dollars (read: you don’t get a tax deduction), but you’ll never pay taxes on either the investment profits generated within the account nor on the money once you withdraw it later in life. Good tax planning, especially early in your career, can mean a lot of extra wealth down the road as the benefits compound upon themselves.

Some retirement plans and accounts also have asset protection benefits. For instance, some have unlimited bankruptcy protection, meaning that if you suffer a medical disaster or some other event that wipes out your personal balance sheet and forces you to declare bankruptcy, your retirement savings will be out of the reach of creditors. Others have limitations on the asset protection afforded to them, but still reach into the seven-figures.

Trusts or Other Asset Protection Mechanisms: Another way to hold your investments is through entities or structures such as trust funds. There are some major planning and asset protection benefits of using these special ownership methods, especially if you want to restrict how your capital is used in some way. And if you have a lot of operating assets or real estate investments, you may want to speak to your attorney about setting up a holding company.

An Example of How a New Investor Might Start Investing… With the framework out of the way, let’s look at how a new investor might actually start investing.

First, assuming you’re not self-employed, the best course of action is probably going to be to sign up for a 401(k), 403(b), or other employer-sponsored retirement plans as quickly as possible. Most employers offer some sort of matching money up to a certain limit.

For example, if your employer offers a 100 percent match on the first 3 percent of salary, and you earn $50,000 per year, that means on the first $1,500 you have withheld from your paycheck and put into your retirement account, your employer will deposit into your retirement account an additional $1,500 in tax-free money.


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Whether or not your employer offers matching, though, you’ll need to invest the money you put in the account. Your 401(k) will probably have a default option, but choose the mutual funds or other investment vehicles that make the most sense for your future needs. As money gets automatically added to your account with each paycheck, it will be put toward that investment.

Next, assuming you fall under the income limit eligibility requirements, you’ll probably want to fund a Roth IRA up to the maximum contribution limits permissible. That is $5,500 for someone who is younger than 50 years old, and $6,500 for someone who is older than 50 years old ($5,500 base contribution + $1,000 catch-up contribution).

If you are married, in most cases, you can each fund your own Roth IRA. Just make sure you invest the money you put in there — by default, IRA providers will park your money in a safe, low-return vehicle like a money market fund until you direct them otherwise, so decide on which mutual funds, ETFs, or other investments you want to put your money toward.


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Once you’ve taken care of such personal finance essentials as funding an emergency fund and paying off debt, you’d want to return to your 401(k) and fund the remainder (beyond the matching limit you already funded) to whatever overall limit you are allowed to take advantage of that year.

With that done, you might begin to add taxable investments to your brokerage accounts, perhaps participate in direct stock purchase plans, acquire real estate, and fund other opportunities. Done correctly over a long career and with the investments managed prudently, it could increase your odds of retiring comfortably drastically.

How To Start Trading Stocks Online?


.• Stock Market News Today – 5 Steps to Start Trading Stocks Online • … 1. Decide if this is the right strategy for you… You might consider trading stocks if: … You’ve maxed out 401(k) matching dollars from your employer and you’ve also started investing in an IRA. Most 401(k) plans don’t allow participants to purchase individual stocks — instead investors choose from a selection of mutual and index funds. But you can typically buy and trade stocks within an IRA account.


 


Trading within an IRA can be beneficial: Because these accounts are tax-advantaged, taxes on capital gains will be deferred or avoided completely. You’ve contributed the annual maximums to a 401(k) and an IRA and are likely on track to meet retirement goals. You’re also willing and able to take on more risk by stock trading. In this case, you might want to open a taxable brokerage account with an online broker and trade within that account.

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Trading individual stock not only carries more risk, it requires more effort than investing in mutual or index funds. You need to actively watch your positions and understand whether and how to react to market moves.


2. Get an Education
Before you trade anything, learn everything you can about investing and the markets. Mistakes can be costly. There are a lot of free educational resources that teach how to trade through an online broker.

Also, most stock brokers offer their own educational centers and a staff of former traders or investment advisors who can guide you. Some brokers, such as Plus500, offer their clients paper trading, a simulation of trading that is a great way to practice without money or risk involved.


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3. Select an Online Broker
Choose an online broker with the tools and support to match your needs. If you already have a sense of what you need, you can compare your options in our analysis of the best brokers.

In general, beginner traders should prioritize customer support, educational resources, and account and trade minimums over the lowest commissions — which run between $4 and $12 per trade. As a beginner, you probably won’t be trading frequently. If you do start trading more often, you can always move to a lower-cost broker.

In addition, consider the online broker’s stock trading software. New traders will want a platform that is streamlined, easy to navigate, and incorporates how-to advice and a trader community of peers to help answer questions.


4. Start Researching Stocks
Your account is open, and you’re ready to start investing. Most traders start by doing a thorough analysis of a company, looking at public information including earnings reports, financial filings and SEC reports, as well as outside research reports from professional analysts. Much of this should be provided by your broker, along with recent company news and risk ratings.

Start slowly, picking one or two stocks and investing a set amount of money that you are prepared to lose. You can plow gains back into the stock — or into other companies — but don’t add more money to the pot until you know what you’re doing and can put research into other companies.


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5. Make a Plan and Stick to it
Investing can be emotional, particularly for those new to the game. Losing money doesn’t feel good, and it’s easy to panic and pull out at the wrong time. It’s also easy to get swept up in the excitement of what feels like a winning stock.

That’s why it’s important to plan how much you want to invest at what price, and determine how far you’re willing to let a stock fall before you get out. Using the right type of trade order can help you stay on plan and avoid emotional responses. For example, stop-loss orders trigger a sale if a stock drops to a certain price, which can minimize risk and losses.
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Best Airline ETFs To Buy Today {2019}


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What Are Airline ETFs?… Airline ETFs are exchange-traded funds that invest primarily in stocks of companies in the airline industry, which may include those involved in airline services, airliner manufacturing, air freight and logistics, airport services and related companies in the transportation industry.

Like most ETFs, airline ETFs typically track the performance of an underlying index, which in this case would be comprised of stocks of companies involved in the airline industry. The passive nature of index-based ETFs can provide low-cost access to a basket of securities, as opposed to investing in individual securities.

Top airline industry stocks in 2019 include stocks like Delta Airlines (DAL), United Airlines (UAL) and FedEx Corporation (FDX).



Airline ETFs to Buy in 2019… The best airline ETFs will have a combination of concentrated exposure to the airline industry, low expenses, and high relative assets under management. These key characteristics will assure potential investors that they are getting quality ETFs that can accurately track the performance of the respective underlying index.



Here are some of the best airline ETFs to buy in 2019:

U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS): The only ETF that exclusively holds airline stocks, JETS is the fund to buy if you want to narrowly focus on stocks of airline companies like DAL and UAL. JETS tracks the performance of the Global Jets Index, which consists primarily of stocks of aircraft manufacturers, terminal services companies and airports. The fund’s been around for just four years but that’s sufficient history to attract assets and review historic performance (three years’ minimum is ideal). Expenses are 0.60, or $60 for every $10,000 invested.


iShares Transportation Average ETF (IYT): For investors wanting broader diversification within the transportation sector and still get exposure to the airline industry, IYT is one of the best ETFs to do it. The portfolio tracks the Dow Jones Transportation Average Index, which consists of roughly 30% railroad stocks, air freight, and logistics at around 27%, airlines at 17%, and the remaining assets in trucking and marine. Expenses are 0.43%.


SPDR S&P Transportation ETF (XTN): Another transportation sector ETF with a high concentration of airline industry stocks, XTN tracks the S&P Transportation Select Industry Index. Allocation to airline industry sub-sectors is approximately 26% airlines, 23% air freight and logistics, and 3% airport services. The balance of assets is in trucking, railroads, and marine. Expenses are low at 0.35%.



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The Outlook for Airline ETFs… The airline industry is a part of the broader transportation sector, as well as the consumer discretionary sector for stocks. This means that the performance of many airline stocks will often depend upon the collective financial health and sentiment of consumers.

Airline stocks and ETFs tend to perform better when the economy is strong and when consumers feel confident about their financial future.

In the past decade, through Q1 2019, stocks in the transportation industry as a whole have outperformed the U.S. stock market, as measured by the S&P 500 index. However, the narrower airline industry has not outperformed the major market indices.

Looking forward, airline stocks could see solid performance due to expectations for relative strength in revenue per seat mile (RPSM), a key measure reviewed by stock analysts when considering the purchase of these stocks. In fact, the richest, most famous investor in the world, Warren Buffett, holds multiple positions in airliner stocks through his conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., which is the largest shareholder in the major airliner stock, United Airlines (UAL).


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Bottom Line… Airline ETFs can be a smart way of investing in stocks of companies in the airline industry. Historically, the transportation sector, which includes airline industry stocks and other transportation industries, has performed better than airline industry stocks in isolation. Therefore, investors wanting greater diversification with potential for greater long-term performance, may consider investing in a transportation sector ETF with concentrated exposure to airline stocks. Investors should not allocate more than 5-10% of their portfolio to any one sector of the economy.

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided for discussion purposes only and should not be misconstrued as investment advice. Under no circumstances does this information represent a recommendation to buy or sell securities.

Stocks To Buy During Stock Market Correction


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Here are 3 of the best stocks to buy to ride out a stock market correction. Most of these revolve around the idea of investing in high-quality companies that have good cash flows and business health.


1 – Coca-Cola

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MARKET VALUE: $222.5 billion

DIVIDEND YIELD: 3.0%

Market pundits often suggest consumer staples stocks when the market seems ready to pull back. Companies in this group enjoy stable demand in good times and bad and their stocks tend to pay good dividends, making them among the best stocks to help soften the blow of a market downturn. However, just because a company is in this sector does not mean it can stave off the bears. It must offer solid financial health and good market share in its industry.

David Bickerton, president of MDH Investment Management in Ohio, says Coca-Cola (KO, $52.03) is well-positioned within the sector, has a “fortress” balance sheet and pays a strong dividend. That payout has increased without interruption for 57 consecutive years…

Coca-Cola cruised to new all-time highs in July thanks in part to organic growth through its Dasani brand of seltzer waters. Its acquisition of British international coffee chain Costa Coffee – which had nearly 3,900 locations by the end of 2018 – is proving to be a major contributor to growth through its stores and thousands of vending facilities.

Coca-Cola’s revenues still are growing outside of the United States, too, despite the generally slower global economy – again thanks in part to Dasani.

A strong U.S. dollar is a headwind for Coca-Cola, as it weakens the effect of the company’s overseas earnings. But should the dollar weaken, that would provide another lift to Coke’s business.


2 – Sherwin-Williams

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MARKET VALUE: $47.3 billion

DIVIDEND YIELD: 0.8%

One of the least expensive home improvement projects is a fresh coat of paint. And with demand for home improvement proving to be less cyclical than in the past, Izet Elmazi – senior portfolio manager with Bristol Gate Capital Partners in Toronto – thinks Sherwin-Williams (SHW, $512.95) is the right stock for stability and growth.

Sherwin-Williams is a global leader in making and selling paints, coatings and other similar products. Elmazi believes the company is financially sound thanks to high free cash flow generation and an improving balance sheet. SHW has generated $17.7 billion in revenue over the past 12 months with 43% gross margins.


3 – Royal Bank of Canada

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MARKET VALUE: $111.6 billion

DIVIDEND YIELD: 3.9%

Royal Bank is a global enterprise, operating in 42 countries including Canada and the United States. The company posted more than C$3.2 billion in profits last quarter and is one of Canada’s most valuable brands. It also has raised dividends for eight consecutive years, at a clip of about 8% annually over the past five years.

Royal Bank, like many other Canadian banks, began its current dividend growth streak near the end of the financial crisis – just when markets were starting to recover. But the important takeaway is that Canadian banks’ dividends were starting from higher ground. None of the Canadian “Big Five” banks executed a dividend reduction, and in fact, none had to take a bailout.


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As Royal Bank’s stock fell from roughly $49 to under $25 during the heat of the crisis, the stock recovered back to its original $49 price point in less than a year. Compare this to Bank of America (BAC), which currently trades at $29 per share but topped out above $54 in 2007.

… “Canada’s extensive regulatory environment is what saved these banks from insolvency, and is one of the primary reasons they are such a valuable asset to any investors portfolio today” …

3 Penny Stocks To Buy Today – { August 2019 }

StockMarketNews.Today > … Penny Stocks to buy in August 2019 … Penny stocks are often dangerous stocks to buy for individual investors. Generally described as stocks with a price under $5, the group usually consists of quite a few fallen angels and growth stocks that haven’t reached, and may never reach, their potential.

But there are good penny stocks to buy. During the financial crisis, several stocks hit penny stock status and then rebounded tremendously… Here are 3 penny stocks to buy that could provide solid returns for investors going forward.


1- Limelight Networks (2.55 USD)

Limelight Networks has executed a nice turnaround of late — and LLNW stock has responded in kind. The internet content delivery provider is a small fish compared to industry leader Akamai Technologies, but it’s making progress. Revenue is expected to rise 1% this year and 12% the next, with earnings growing at a long-term rate of 15%.

With Akamai rebounding amid easing of some industry-wide concerns — notably customers like Netflix and Facebook choosing DIY options — Limelight is positioned to keep double-digit revenue growth intact. That will boost margins and profits — and likely get LLNW stock out of the penny stock category altogether.


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2- Plug Power (2.50 USD)

Clean energy historically has been a graveyard for investor capital, and hydrogen vehicle developer Plug Power (PLUG) hasn’t been any different. The stock trades well below peaks from last decade, and is down about 60% from early 2014 levels as well.

So PLUG stock’s bull case is a classic “this time is different” argument, which is always tenuous. But there is some good news here. Plug Power has signed deals with Walmart in 2014 and with Amazon.com in 2017. What’s more, it joined forces with FedEx in May 2017.

The company remains unprofitable, but cash burn is slowing, and the company is guiding for profits in the second half (albeit with a ton of adjustments; GAAP earnings remain a long way off). Revenue is growing quickly, with gross revenue growth of nearly 40% expected this year.

PLUG has pivoted toward industrial applications, and there is some promise there. Investors in PLUG stock will have to be patient, have to tolerate volatility and have to accept risk. But if Plug Power finally can gain some traction, the current share price around $2.50 could move much higher.


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3- DHX Media (1.90 USD)

DHX Media has had an ugly one-year period as a stock, down 20%. Debt continues to be a problem for DHX Media, with a debt-equity ratio of 115%! … But at $1.90, with a market cap around $365 million, there is some reason for optimism.

First, DHX added the Peanuts intellectual property to its portfolio in a deal with Iconix Brand Group. That adds to the existing portfolio of Teletubbies, Inspector Gadget, Yo Gabba Gabba! and YouTube content provider WildBrain. DHX then sold 39% of Peanuts to Sony, allowing it to reduce debt while bringing a high-quality partner on board.


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A strategic review continues, as DHX looks to further drive cost savings and reduce debt. And in a cord-cutting world where content may become increasingly valuable, the company should have some options.

This is a high-risk play, as the long decline in its chart shows. ICON has dropped over 99% in the past five years due to too much debt and too weak a portfolio. But DHX should be able to avoid that fate…

Best Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019 … {Warren Buffett Portfolio}



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1- Synchrony Financial ($36.60), a major issuer of charge cards for retailers, was spun off of GE Capital in 2014. It’s both a lender and a payments processor – like another Buffett stock, American Express (AXP) – but it caters to customers who skew more toward the middle and lower end of the income scale.

But SYF doesn’t jibe only with Buffett’s affection for credit-card companies and banks. It also appeals to his keen love of a bargain. Today, SYF trades at a 26% discount to its own five-year average forward P/E. It’s 56% cheaper than the S&P 500.

Berkshire initiated a position in SYF during the second quarter of 2017, paying an estimated price per share of $30.02. It’s up more than 18% from that level, and that’s before including dividends.

Analysts forecast SYF to deliver average annual earnings growth of 16.5% over the next half-decade, according to Refinitiv data.



2- Bank of New York Mellon ($47.50). Warren Buffett’s stocks have been increasingly peppered with banks over the past several quarters, but his interest in Bank of New York Mellon ($47.50) dates back to 2010 and the early innings of the current economic expansion.

Financial-sector stocks were generally cheap in the aftermath of the financial crisis. BK remains attractively priced to this day. Trading at just 10.4 times expected earnings, shares offer a discount of 23% to their own five-year average price-to-earnings ratio, according to data from StockReports+ from Refinitiv.

But wait, there’s more. BK is almost 40% less expensive than the S&P 500 on an expected-earnings basis. (The S&P 500 currently goes for 17.2 times projected earnings, according to Refinitiv.)

Warren Buffett last added to his BK stake in the fourth quarter of 2018 when he increased Berkshire Hathaway’s investment by 3%, or more than 3 million shares. With a total of 80.9 million shares, BRK.B owns 8.5% of all shares outstanding, making it BK’s largest investor by a decent margin, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.



3- Wells Fargo ($49.15) is easily among the most troubled Buffett stocks. Buffett initiated his position back in 2001, and he’s stuck by the nation’s third-largest bank by assets despite a spate of scandals. Indeed, BRK.B remains WFC’s largest shareholder with 9.8% of all shares outstanding.

Opening phony accounts, modifying mortgages without authorization and charging customers for auto insurance they did not need are just some of the bad news WFC investors have had to contend with since 2016.

“If you look at Wells, through this whole thing they’re uncovering a whole lot of problems, but they aren’t losing any customers to speak of,” Buffett told Financial Times in an April interview.

On the bright side, headline risk — and extra scrutiny from federal regulators — has kept WFC stock cheap. Shares trade at just 9.2 times expected earnings. That’s 25% below their own five-year average and 47% less expensive than the S&P 500. The dividend yield of 4.0% only sweetens the pot. Analysts forecast WFC to deliver average profit growth of 8.5% a year over the next five



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4- American Airlines ($31.20). As mentioned repeatedly, Buffett became an airline-stock convert in 2016, when he began taking stakes in four major U.S. carriers, among them American Airlines ($31.20).

American Airlines, unfortunately, hasn’t done much for the Oracle of Omaha, who first bought shares during the third quarter of 2016. Since the start of Q4 of that year, AAL shares have delivered a loss of 9% – or less than 7% once you factor in the airline’s small dividend. That includes a 35% drop since 2018 spurred by a host of issues, including fuel prices, labor costs and the grounding of Boeing’s (BA) 737 Max aircraft in the wake of a deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash.

On the other hand, the share-price decline has put AAL well into value territory.

The stock trades at less than six times forward earnings – a 64% discount to the S&P 500, and an 11% discount to its own five-year average. Not bad, considering that the analyst community thinks the airline is ready to reverse its fortunes. They’re projecting 16.3% average annual profit growth over the next half-decade.



5- Phillips 66 ($102.30). Buffett first bought shares in the oil and gas company in 2012. But despite having heaped praise on PSX in the past, Buffett has dramatically reduced his stake over the past year. Still, Berkshire retains 1.2% ownership of all Phillips 66 common shares outstanding.

That doesn’t mean Phillips 66 isn’t a good fit for a diversified portfolio, especially one lacking in cheap energy-sector stocks. With shares changing hands at just 9.7 times projected earnings, PSX offers a 29% discount to its own five-year average forward price-to-earnings multiple. It’s a whopping 44% cheaper than the S&P 500.

4 Stocks To Buy Today … { August 2019 }


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< StockMarketNews.Today > … Stocks to buy in August 2019 … Here are 4 stocks we believe fit the bill and are worth considering for your portfolio:


1 – Cisco Systems (CSCO) is the dominant player in internet switches and routers, but about 40% of overall sales comes from steady revenue streams in its software and services businesses. Cisco’s $34.6 billion in cash and short-term investments gives it plenty of latitude to raise dividends or make acquisitions. The stock yields 2.5%. In May, the company reported that fiscal third-quarter earnings were 13% above the same period in 2018. And company executives said during a quarterly earnings call that Cisco has slashed its manufacturing in China, reducing potential damage from a trade war between the U.S. and China.


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2 – Danaher (DHR) is a health care equipment maker on a hot streak. Shares are up nearly 30% so far in 2019 and trade at 26 times projected year-ahead earnings. And yet, says Mike Bailey, director of research at FBB Capital Partners, the market doesn’t fully appreciate the growth potential stemming from Danaher’s recent mega-acquisition of General Electric’s biopharmaceutical business. The unit is a leading provider of instruments, equipment and software supporting the discovery, development and manufacture of complex, biologic drugs.


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3 – Walmart (WMT)… Not many retailers can give Amazon.com a run for its money, but Walmart is giving it a go. Analysts at CFRA bumped up their rating on the stock from “buy” to “strong buy” after the retailer reported boffo first-quarter earnings, including a 37% jump in U.S. e-commerce sales. The retailer also announced plans to introduce free next-day shipping on orders over $35. “We think the offer will help it take e-commerce market share from Amazon,” say CFRA analysts. They see the stock trading at $115 within the next 12 months.


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4 – Zoetis (ZTS)… Ahead of the 2020 election, talk of potential Medicare and Medicaid changes, among other things, has spooked many health care investors. But Zoetis, the world’s biggest animal health company, is immune to election-year rhetoric. Every major division of its business, which makes vaccines, medicine and health products for a diverse lineup of livestock and pets, expanded in 2018. Managers at Eaton Vance Worldwide Health Sciences fund like the firm’s predictable revenue and its growing overseas footprint.