There are 33 million merchants that now accept PayPal ( NASDAQ:PYPL ) worldwide. In this clip from "3 Minute Stocks Updates" on Motley Fool Live , recorded on Jan. 5 , Motley Fool contributors Brian Feroldi and Brian Withers discuss why they think PayPal is on the right track and why now might be a prime time to buy. Brian Feroldi: PayPal, ticker symbol PYPL. This is a FinTech giant so the key value to watch is total payment volume. That is a key metric. For the most recent quarter, that number was up 26% to $310 billion. That is an annualized run-rate of $1.2 trillion with a T, up 19%. Really good. Even more amazing, this company used to be essentially 100% dependent on eBay ( NASDAQ:EBAY ) for everything. eBay revenue is now 3% of the total. That's great. Now, revenue growth was significantly below that. Revenue only grew 13% to $6.18 billion, and that was actually shy of Wall Street's estimates a little bit. Now, the company signed up 13.3 million net new … [Read more...] about Now Is a Great Buying Opportunity for This Giant Fintech Stock
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Warren Buffett's perseverance and patience can be a breath of fresh air during times of intense market volatility. The objective is simple yet effective: Buy quality businesses at good prices that have long-term value. It's no wonder that some of Buffett's largest holdings include industry-leading companies like Apple and Coca-Cola . United Parcel Service ( NYSE:UPS ) , Waste Management ( NYSE:WM ) , and Air Products and Chemicals ( NYSE:APD ) are three Warren Buffett-type dividend stocks that could be great buys for investors looking for businesses they can count on for decades to come. Image source: Getty Images. This package delivery giant could positively surprise investors in 2022 Lee Samaha (UPS): Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway only holds a small position in UPS, just $11 million worth of stock. However, events in 2022 might encourage him to buy more UPS stock throughout the year. The case for buying the transportation stock rests … [Read more...] about 3 Top Unstoppable Warren Buffett-Type Stocks to Buy in 2022
The idea of a next-generation internet that bridges the gap between the physical and virtual worlds can leave you with wonder and worry. The metaverse industry will probably grow over time as technology advances in ways we can't even imagine. But for most investors, simply going with existing and established growth stocks can be a better way to build wealth over time and limit downside risk. Qualtrics International ( NASDAQ:XM ) , United Parcel Service ( NYSE:UPS ) , and nVent Electric ( NYSE:NVT ) are three excellent businesses poised to grow well into the future. Here's what makes each a great buy now. Image source: Getty Images. Time to take a hard look at this software company Scott Levine (Qualtrics ): Since its initial public offering in January, Qualtrics has tumbled about 26%, positioning the software company for an unfortunate stock performance in its first year as a public company. But that suits those of us with long-term investing … [Read more...] about Tired of Talk About the Metaverse? Here Are 3 Great Growth Stocks for 2022
The market has fallen out of love with growth stocks recently. Between high inflation, the omicron coronavirus variant, the Federal Reserve's plans to raise interest rates and cut back on other economic stimulus initiatives, and underwhelming economic data, investors have had a litany of risk factors to consider. Lately, it seems like a new one pops up almost every other day. Here's the good news: With the market getting skittish about growth stocks as a broad category, there are promising companies caught up in the pullback that now trade at huge discounts. Read on to see why a panel of Motley Fool contributors identified Despegar.com ( NYSE:DESP ) , StoneCo ( NASDAQ:STNE ) , and Chegg ( NYSE:CHGG ) as stocks with massive long-term upside. Image source: Getty Images. Don't miss out on this potentially explosive stock Keith Noonan (Despegar.com) : The last year has been a challenging one for many Latin American companies. Relatively high levels of … [Read more...] about 3 Growth Stocks That Are Screaming Buys Right Now
What could crypto leader Ethereum ( CRYPTO:ETH ) and consumer staple stalwart Procter & Gamble ( NYSE:PG ) possibly have in common? On the surface, nothing. But dig deeper and you'll find they have a surprising number of similarities, despite being polar opposite investments. And each could be a great buy for 2022 and beyond. Image source: Getty Images. 1. Similar market caps As of the time of this writing, Ethereum has a market cap of $385.1 billion versus P&G's $382.1 billion market cap. But just a couple of weeks ago, Ethereum was worth over $500 billion, and it topped $575 billion at its all-time high in September 2021. For now, though, these assets are viewed by the market as having about the same values, though for completely different reasons. Ethereum's value derives from what investors hope it can grow to become while P&G's value comes from what it has built over its rich history, its reputation, and the confidence that it will continue to … [Read more...] about Ethereum and This Top Value Stock Have 3 Surprising Similarities That Could Make Them Monster Buys for 2022
Apple iPad price in India starts at Rs 30,900 for the base WiFi model. The tablet space remained pretty much dead in India until some Android smartphone manufacturers decided to resurrect the segment in 2021. The likes of Realme, Motorola, and even Samsung launched budget tablets under Rs 20,000 in India. However, Apple continues to be the only company regularly offering different iPad models in the country across various price points. Yes, the entry point of the iPad models isn’t as affordable as its Android competitors but even the entry-level iPad offers significantly more value for the price you pay. In September 2021, Apple refreshed the iPad and launched it with improved internals, and doubled the storage for the same price as the predecessor. So, is the entry-level iPad 10.2 “the iPad” to buy? After using the tablet for a few days, here is our ninth-generation Apple iPad review to help you decide. iPad review Apple does not fiddle around much with the design of its … [Read more...] about Apple iPad Review: The budget iPad to buy in 2022?
After a hot start early in the year, shares of Qualtrics ( NASDAQ:XM ) are currently sitting on a 4% decline since making their publicly traded debut in January 2021, compared to a 14% gain for the S&P 500 over that same span of time. Such underperformance isn't out of the ordinary for IPO stocks, but it is hiding a noteworthy growth story at Qualtrics. The digital experience management software firm is riding a wave of activity as organizations scramble to get their operations upgraded for the cloud era. Is now the time to buy? Image source: Getty Images The sole public stock in experience management Experience management software is becoming an increasingly important tool in the business world's toolbox. With so much communication moving to a digital format -- both between employees and between companies, their customers, and other stakeholders -- capturing those interactions and learning from them is critical to success. Enter Qualtrics, which helps … [Read more...] about After a Hot Early-2021 IPO, Is Qualtrics Stock a Buy Right Now?
Technological innovation continues to influence how we live, from how we watch television to remote work. A lot has changed globally over the past few decades, and long-term stock winners like Amazon and Netflix have used these tailwinds to reach great heights on the market. Looking ahead for the next big winners, Coupang ( NYSE:CPNG ) and Autodesk ( NASDAQ:ADSK ) are two top technology stocks to buy for the long haul as they ride their own tides of change. Image source: Getty Images. Coupang Coupang has built a gigantic e-commerce and retail operation in South Korea with a goal to "wow each customer" who places an order using its app. The company owns an end-to-end delivery and logistics network, giving it an advantage over its e-commerce peers in South Korea by providing blazing-fast shipping. At the time of its IPO last year, nearly 100% of Coupang's orders had next-day delivery or faster. With more efficient service, Coupang has been able to attract … [Read more...] about 2 Top Tech Stocks to Buy for the Long Haul
Last month, the diversified healthcare company Abbott Laboratories ( NYSE:ABT ) raised its quarterly dividend 4.4% from $0.45 to $0.47 per share. This marked the 50th consecutive year that the stock has increased its payout, which means that the stock will become a Dividend King in the likely event that it sticks with this dividend throughout the year. But there are also other reasons to buy Abbott. Let's take a look at three factors that make the stock a buy. Image source: Getty Images. A booming business Abbott is a well-balanced company that makes money from the following four segments: Diagnostics (35.3% of year-to-date revenue). Medical devices (33.6% of year-to-date sales). Nutrition (19.8% of year-to-date revenue from products such as Ensure and Pedialyte). Established pharmaceuticals (11.1% of year-to-date sales from branded generic drugs in international markets). Since the introduction of its COVID-19 testing kit, Abbott's diagnostics … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons to Buy This Newly Minted Dividend King
Two months ago, Bitcoin ( CRYPTO:BTC ) was over $64,000, Ethereum ( CRYPTO:ETH ) was over $4,600, Cardano ( CRYPTO:ADA ) was around $2.05, and Solana ( CRYPTO:SOL ) was just under $240. Since then, all four large-cap cryptocurrencies have been down at least 30%. The fall from their respective all-time highs is even more. Here's what's driving crypto markets lower and which, if any, of these four cryptos are worth buying now. Image source: Getty Images. Crypto market headwinds At its core, the crypto investment thesis is based on the belief that digital means of exchange, digital stores of value, decentralized finance (DeFi), and decentralized apps (dApps) will gradually be in more widespread use, and so would be worth more in the future. For that to happen, the crypto industry must receive support from investors -- made possible by companies pursuing new projects, attracting talent, as well as early funding from venture capital companies. However, … [Read more...] about Down 34% to 60% From Their All-Time Highs, Are Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, or Cardano Worth Buying in 2022?