Since it went public just over a month ago, plant-based meat substitute producer Beyond Meat has seen its stock soar more than 600% – and short sellers of the stock have seen their bets backfire bigtime. However, the stock just saw a downgrade by analysts at J.P. Morgan who believe that ‘the company’s revenue and profit potential are fully priced into shares” – and tumbled as a result. Are all the ingredients in place for a Beyond Meat bubble – or could the fake meat producer’s rally have real legs? For more, CLICK HERE.
Among the various possible ways to beat the market, according to one study, is with falling knives stocks – specifically, falling knives stocks “whose share prices have fallen more than 50% over the last 52 weeks [and which] are properly selected for financial strength” (low debt-equity ratios). Today’s article highlights three such falling knives stocks from the metal mining industry, as the author expects a low-yield environment going forward and declares that “ Metal mining companies are going to benefit from a low real yield environment more than any other company.” For more, CLICK HERE.
“This situation is perfect for us,” declares the author of today’s article in regards to the fact that, while natural gas prices have soared, the share prices of natural gas producers have not yet moved in kind. He proceeds to examine why this is the case – and highlights one way to profit from the rising prices and demand for natural gas while producers’ stocks are beaten down. For more, 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 (more) 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.
The author of today’s article considers stocks selling for 15 times earnings per share or less to be value territory, stocks selling for 20 times earnings per share or more to be growth territory, and refers to the area in between – the 15-20 range – as “GARP land”, or “growth at a reasonable price”. Every year at this time he identifies a handful of stocks from GARP territory that may be worth a look. For the five stocks on this year’s GARP roster – including “a risky contrarian pick, intensely hated by Wall Street” – CLICK HERE.
A look at the top holdings of Berkshire Hathaway’s equity portfolio makes it clear that Warren Buffett is very bullish on the U.S. financial sector – and while Buffett himself has not provided a specific reason as to why that is, the author of today’s article believes it’s because we have entered a “golden age for American banks”, with many years of rising earnings and rising share prices ahead. Why might this be the case – and what are the two newest financial additions to Berkshire’s portfolio? CLICK HERE.
While there are numerous reasons that corporate insiders might sell their own shares, today’s article points out that “When they buy shares of their own stock in the open market, there is generally one reason they do so — they think their shares are undervalued by the market.” The last couple of weeks have seen several large insider purchases (ranging from $1 million to over $30 million) that could serve as important signals for investors. For the details on these recent insider purchases, CLICK HERE.
In compiling his list of dividend stocks that may be worthy of consideration, the author of today’s article looked for companies that have recently increased their dividends (and which have lengthy track records of dividend increases), that appear able to sustain their dividend growth through earnings growth, and which have solid fundamentals and are available at attractive valuations. For the five dividend stocks – including two REITs – that met these criteria and made the list, CLICK HERE.
Thanks to a combination of the new tax law and strong earnings, it was a record-setting first quarter for share buybacks, with S&P 500 companies repurchasing $178 billion worth of their own stock. Moreover, as today’s article notes, “first-quarter buybacks could possibly reach $186 billion, putting S&P 500 companies on track to return shareholders over $1 trillion for the first time in history, through dividends and buybacks, for this year.” For investors seeking to take advantage of this buyback action, the article highlights several ETFs to consider for that purpose. CLICK HERE.
In regards to blue chip companies, the author of today’s article points out that, while “These sound like the kind of companies small investors should consider owning…there is a problem with them from the perspective of the small investor. That problem is their high cost per share.” Fortunately, the author proceeds to identify a solution to this problem – the first step of which is to search for large cap stocks with low PEG ratios. For three such stocks the author identifies – and the second step of the solution – CLICK HERE.