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Buy These 5 Stocks Before It’s Too Late

Earnings season is a great time to dive into stocks because there’s a certain amount of certainty that comes from all the related discussions.

This is when our expectations about the just-concluded quarter are met, exceeded or missed. It’s also when we get a somewhat clearer picture about the next quarter and at times, also the year. So jumping into stocks that have announced resounding beats and encouraging outlooks are a no-brainer.

It also pays to hang around a couple of days to see what impression brokers have come away with. And the best way that is captured is in the estimate revisions. So if management has good things to say about the company and its future and brokers come back with higher estimates, you know for sure that good things are going on.  

But since you’ve waited for the broker reports, some of the good news is likely to

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7 Penny Stocks for the Valiant Investor

Penny stocks are notoriously risky investments because they’re often speculative in nature. With that said, investors who are willing to take on a relatively high level of risk could find them to be a good way to play the current market uncertainty. With the novel coronavirus still looming and equity prices climbing ever higher, looking for penny stocks to buy could be a good way to find value.

Laura Gonzalez, Ph.D, an Associate Professor of Finance at California State University, Long Beach, said penny stocks deliver the most value when they’re more-or-less undiscovered. As trading volume increases, the wider market starts to pay attention. 

Historical data shows that penny stocks receive less attention from investors, are oftentimes undervalued and underpriced, and therefore poised to deliver superior returns. When superior returns materialize, analysts and other investors notice them, but [the] attention is not sustained for a long time.

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Stocks rise, Nasdaq outperforms as strong earnings offset economic fears

Stocks extended gains Friday morning, with the Nasdaq jumping about 1%, after a slew of better than expected corporate earnings results from major tech firms. Each of Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Netflix hit record highs shortly after market open.

Tech titans Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), and Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL), each reported quarterly results that blew past estimates Thursday evening, affirming these companies’ pandemic-era dominance following a steep run-up in tech stocks over the past couple months.

Facebook grew its revenue 11% over last year as its advertising business remained resilient despite the pandemic-related slowdown across the broader ad industry. Alphabet’s ad business was hit more prominently by that trend, with Google ad revenue falling 8% over last year, though Alphabet’s overall top- and bottom-line results still topped estimates. Facebook’s daily active users jumped 13% to 1.79 billion and monthly active users rose 12% to 2.7% billion as the

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4 Chinese Tech Stocks That are Bouncing Back

People walking in Shanghai
People walking in Shanghai

China appears to be recovering well from the coronavirus-induced economic slump. Shaking off its 6.8% contraction in the first quarter resulting from the pandemic lockdown, the Asian economic giant’s economy is picking up faster than Europe and the US. Indeed, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 5.7% to a two-year high on July 6.

Investors may find attractive opportunities in the tech sector. These Chinese tech heavyweights have global ambitions and are turning up the heat in the fight for global dominance as they take on their American rivals. They enjoy favourable government policies and lax regulation and are beneficiaries of the growing affluence amongst China’s middle class.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

 

Ticker

BABA

 

Current yield:

 

Forward P/E:

31.25

 

Price

US$249 (£192)

 

Fair value:

US$263 (£202.80)

 

Value

5% discount

 

Moat

 

Moat Trend

Stable

 

Star rating

***

Data as of July 28, 2020

 
Chinese e-commerce juggernaut,

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Top 20 Most Profitable Stocks of the Last 20 Years

Being part of the investing community means that, at some point in your life, you’ve probably heard or seen things like “I wish I had bought Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) or Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) back it the early days” more times than you can count. You may have even said the same thing once or twice, though perhaps with different stocks.

It’s a common sentiment to wish that you could have had the luck or foresight to bet correctly on a stock that would go on to make millions, even if at the time, you had no way to differentiate it meaningfully from competitors that eventually became obsolete.

However, when we take a look at the stocks that had the highest potential to bring wealth to investors over the past 20 years, we find that the list does not consist solely of tech giants like Amazon and Apple. In fact, some of them

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3 Hot Tech Stocks to Buy After Solid Earnings

Tech sector earnings are entering their heaviest period and there’s sure to be much to say about them. One thing’s for sure, this should be a big quarter for many players because a truly large number of companies have benefited from the pandemic-induced changes in behavior. In this blog, I’ve highlighted results for three companies and said why these stocks are worth picking up-

ASML Holding N.V. ASML

ASML is a leading provider of advanced technology systems for all the major global semiconductor manufacturers. It designs, develops, integrates, markets and services these advanced systems so customers can make integrated circuits for application across electronic, communications and other information technology markets.

Headline numbers for the June quarter: Earnings of $1.97 topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.89. Revenue of $3.66 billion was also ahead of the estimated $3.54 billion.

Highlights of the quarter: The transition to EUV tools that

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Stocks Rally to 4-Month High; Corporate Bonds Gain: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Stocks set a fresh four-month high in Europe and German equities erased losses for the year after leaders agreed on a landmark recovery plan.

Markets across Europe are giving a vote of confidence to the 750 billion-euro ($860 billion) stimulus package that also tightens the region’s financial ties. The stock benchmark in Italy, likely the biggest beneficiary, added more than 2% and led gains among local exchanges that mostly outperformed U.S. equity futures. Norway’s Adevinta ASA surged as much as 39% after agreeing to buy EBay Inc.’s online classifieds business for $9.2 billion.

A gauge of risk in Europe’s investment-grade debt dropped to the lowest since February. The euro steadied after a recent rally. A gauge of the dollar weakened, while silver extended its rally above $20 an ounce.

Stocks are marching higher globally on the back of more government stimulus and a seemingly unstoppable advance in technology

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Stocks Rally to 4-Month High; Credit Risk Falls: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — European stocks climbed to a four-month high and German equities erased losses for the year after leaders agreed on a landmark recovery plan.

Markets across the region are giving a vote of confidence to the 750 billion euros ($860 billion) stimulus package. Italy’s stock benchmark added 2%, leading gains among local exchanges. A gauge of risk in Europe’s investment-grade debt dropped to the lowest since February. The euro steadied after a recent rally.

Norway’s Adevinta ASA surged 29% after agreeing to buy EBay Inc.’s online classifieds business for $9.2 billion, ending one of the largest auctions of the year. Silver extended gains above $20 an ounce.

Stocks globally are marching higher on the back of more government stimulus and an unstoppable advance in technology companies that benefit from people shopping more online due to the pandemic. U.S. equity futures pointed to more gains on Tuesday after a blistering

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4 Industry-Beating Restaurant Stocks to Buy Amid the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the restaurant industry on a global scale, starting from job cuts to temporary shutdowns. Moreover, decline in traffic on account of the coronavirus-induced crisis has been hampering business.

However, with increased focus on off-premise business along with necessary changes in business model, the industry on a whole has shown some resilience. Moreover, restaurateurs are focusing on third-party delivery channels, digital innovation, mobile ordering, rollout of self-service kiosks and loyalty programs to drive growth during the current scenario. Despite the pandemic, it is worth noting that the Retail – Restaurants industry is currently at the top 26% (with the rank of 65) out of 251 Zacks industries.

Off-Premise Business Model a Driving Factor 

Although majority dining rooms have been reopened with safety protocols, dine-in restaurant revenues are still very low in comparison to the pre-pandemic levels. In such a scenario, restaurateurs are surviving by focusing more

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Remote Working Drives PC Peripheral Demand: 5 Stocks to Watch

The coronavirus pandemic has radically changed the work environment. With more employees forced to work remotely to maintain social distancing, there has been a surge in demand for computer and computer peripherals. People are equipping their home offices as the work-from-home trend is here to continue for an uncertain period of time.

Home to Office Transformation Boosts PC Peripheral Sales

In March, Shopify provided a $1,000 stipend to its employees for buying office supplies. While several companies have allowed employees to take their computers and laptops home, there was a spike in demand for peripherals like pointing devices, webcams, speakers, microphones and storage devices.

In fact, per NPD data, mice and keyboard sales grew 10% in the first two weeks of March. The report also said that shift to working from home has also boosted sales of webcams. Additional sales of big screens and dual monitor setups surged with 80,000

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