Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The largest stocks dominate the headlines and investors’ wallets. So, even though I’m fond of off-the-beaten-path stocks, once a year I give my buy-or-avoid ratings on the 20 largest stocks. Today’s the day. Apple AAPL ($2.4 trillion market value). Buy. The company’s iPhones and Mac computers have a loyal following. Having $48 billion in cash and marketable securities helps, too. Microsoft MSFT ($1.8 trillion). Avoid. It’s a fine company, but the stock was way overpriced a year ago, in my opinion, and is still somewhat overpriced now. Alphabet GOOGL ($1.3 trillion). Buy. The most innovative American company, in my view. It has increased its earnings by 15% a year for the past decade. Amazon AMZN ($1.2 trillion). Avoid. In the past few quarters, revenue growth slowed and earnings fell. Yet the stock still sells for 101 times recent earnings. Tesla TSLA ($863 billion). … [Read more...] about Should You Buy Or Avoid Tesla, Apple And These Other 18 Large Stocks?
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Stocks rushed after Pfizer and BioNtech announce vaccine candidate against Covid-19 achieved success in phase 3 study, and Joe Biden was projected to be the winner of the presidential election over the weekend. Busy week for CFOs. The Dow ( INDU ) opened up 1,600 points, or 5.6%, while the broader S&P 500 ( SPX ) jumped 3.7% and the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.6%. Pfizer announces that “Vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in participants without evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection in the first interim efficacy analysis.” Pfizer's ( PFE ) stock showed a 14.1% increased at the open. The stocks most impacted by the pandemic like cruises lines, airlines and the oil and gas surged as well, like ExxonMobil (XOM) +11,00% or Chevron (CVX) +12,5%. On the flip side, the pandemic winners went down like Netflix (NFLX) -8,6 or Amazon (AMZN) -4,15%. Oil prices soared by 10 … [Read more...] about Stocks And Oil Prices Surge On Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine Announcement
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin With its shares down about 93% from their 2014 high, can Bed Bath & Beyond BBBY execute a turnaround plan before it burns through its cash? That’s the question that comes to my mind after the retailer reported a 28% drop in revenue and a loss that topped expectations in its August-ending quarter. The primary reason for the sorry condition of this retailer is a failed bet that a private label strategy that helped turn around Target TGT would boost BBBY’s growth. The Wall Street Journal reports that as of mid-September, about 39.3% of its float is sold short — a considerable wager that BBBY’s shares have further to fall. That looks like it could be a profitable bet. (I have no financial interest in the securities mentioned in this post). BBBY’s Bad Fiscal Q2 Report BBBY sales dropped 28% and it reported a bigger than expected loss in the fiscal second quarter. According to CNBC , the … [Read more...] about After 28% Drop In Revenue, Bed Bath & Beyond Stock Needs A Markdown
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The term “Initial Public Offering” (IPO) is the process of a private company coming to the public market for the first time and offering shares in the business. It’s the ultimate accolade of a small company that can work its way up from nothing to offer ownership to a wider market whilst raising money in the process. Traditionally, these are exciting new companies to look for and analyze. Depending on the size of the offering, the fanfare around it can be deafening and can make investors excited. This occasionally forces those same investors into purchasing shares in a company that they know very little about and haven’t really carried out full due diligence on. Sometimes this turns out to be a huge mistake . According to Statista, the equity returns of IPOs were twice as large as those from NASDAQ investments or even SPAC mergers in 2020, but returns were negative in 2021. However, the share of companies that are … [Read more...] about IPO’s Are Dead. New Companies Via Spinoff Offer Extreme Value in Bear Markets. Here Are 3 Worth Watching.
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Supply chain management is hot. Investment is flowing into supply chain companies. In 2021, more than $25 billion was invested in supply chain companies in just the first three quarters of the year. One successful private equity backed company is the unicorn Locus Robotics. Bruce Welty was one of the founders. Mr. Welty understands both private equity and supply chain management. He has the battle scars to prove it. Fail Until You Win Mr. Welty founded a company that sold warehouse management systems (WMS) called AllPoints Systems in 1987. Mr. Welty tried to accelerate the growth of this WMS company with outside investment. But, despite repeated efforts, he was never able to attract outside funding. He sold the company in 2001 when the company had achieved revenues of about $10 million. It was not a successful sale. The company buying his company, EXE Technologies, is now infamous among those who have followed the … [Read more...] about An Entrepreneur Explains 10 Things Needed To Build A Business That Investors Can’t Say ‘NO’ To