Growth stocks that can mimic the jaw-dropping returns on capital of the e-commerce upstart Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) are certainly few and far between. This fairly new face to red-hot online commerce space, after all, has seen its stock rise by a stellar 349% since going public in 2015. So, with this rather challenging task in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors which stocks they think might be able to outperform even Shopify in the years to come. They suggested Celldex Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CLDX), A.O. Smith (NYSE: AOS), and e.l.f. Beauty (NYSE: ELF). Image source: Getty Images. An unloved cancer stock George Budwell (Celldex Therapeutics): Small-cap cancer companies can be exceptional growth vehicles for long-term-oriented investors. While risky, this particular group of biotechs has produced a number of highfliers that have been some of the best-performing stocks of late -- such as bluebird bio, Juno Therapeutics, and TG Therapeutics. And I think the beaten-down cancer … [Read more...] about 3 Growth Stocks That Could Put Shopify’s Returns to Shame
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Q: The stock market keeps going up and up, and most stocks look very expensive. Are there any cheap stocks left? The average price-to-earnings ratio of the S&P 500 right now is about 26 -- well above its historical average of 15.7. However, not all stocks look expensive. For example, there are some bargains to be had in the financial sector. Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), which recently reported disappointing trading revenue, looks very attractive from a long-term perspective. The investment bank trades for less than 13 times 2017 earnings, and has lots of potential to grow in the coming years. Real estate is another area that looks great from a long-term perspective. The sector has been beaten down lately thanks to expectations of rising interest rates. As the economy continues to strengthen, rate hikes are seen as more likely, and this is a negative catalyst for real estate investment trusts (REITs). One that I have my eye on right now is leading healthcare REIT Welltower … [Read more...] about Ask a Fool: Are There Any Cheap Stocks Left?
In today's episode of Market Foolery, Chris Hill talks with Million Dollar Portfolio's Jason Moser about the biggest stories on the market today. GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) dropped by a whopping 30% on a flurry of uninspiring announcements, and investors are wondering what the path forward could possibly be for the company. In other news, Snap (NYSE: SNAP) snapped up its second downgrade of the week from Jefferies after failing to meet last year's expectations, and Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) is hitting a 52-week high after reporting fantastic holiday sales. The guys also talk about how younger investors can start to invest outside their 401(K) and discuss a few cheap and informative apps for new investors to check out. A full transcript follows the video. 10 stocks we like better than Wal-Mart When investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the newsletter they have run for over a decade, the Motley Fool Stock Advisor, has tripled the … [Read more...] about It’s a Bad, Bad Week for These 2 Tech Companies
If Bitcoin's too crazy a ride for you, here are 18 stocks that analysts say could enjoy their own personal bull runs in 2018.The "18 stocks for '18" list includes oil and natural gas drillers and drug makers. It also spotlights an internet travel company and high-tech firms that make the digital computing world go.This lineup of potential stars (shown below) is based on a simple methodology: They're the companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 with the biggest potential to rise when you compare their closing share price on Dec. 15 to the higher projected price targets of Wall Street analysts, using data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Aside from strong-performing tech names, many of these stocks are considered good deals or "value plays," because their prices were beaten down in 2017 despite a nearly 20% gain for the broader market.Energy companies, which fell more than 3% in 2017 and were among the worst stock market … [Read more...] about 18 stocks that could rise 25% in 2018
What happened Shares of iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) rose 11.8% in December, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the home robot maker received some encouraging words from Wall Street. iRobot also reached a settlement with a second competitor as part of its recent patent-enforcement efforts. More specifically on the former, iRobot climbed after Raymond James analyst Brian Gesuale met with iRobot management, and then issued a note to clients arguing that bearish investors' recent concerns are overblown. IMAGE SOURCE: IROBOT. So what iRobot shares plunged in September, after a short-seller renewed what appeared to be a sensationalized attack on the company, this time highlighting the entrance of privately held SharkNinja into iRobot's niche with an affordable new robotic vacuum model. To be fair, shares fell again in late October, after Piper Jaffray analyst Troy Jensen offered more measured criticism, admitting that iRobot had just posted … [Read more...] about Why iRobot Corporation Stock Climbed 11.8% in December
If Bitcoin's too crazy a ride for you, here are 18 stocks that analysts say could enjoy their own personal bull runs in 2018.The "18 stocks for '18" list includes oil and natural gas drillers and drug makers. It also spotlights an internet travel company and high-tech firms that make the digital computing world go.This lineup of potential stars (shown below) is based on a simple methodology: They're the companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 with the biggest potential to rise when you compare their closing share price on Dec. 15 to the higher projected price targets of Wall Street analysts, using data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Aside from strong-performing tech names, many of these stocks are considered good deals or "value plays," because their prices were beaten down in 2017 despite a nearly 20% gain for the broader market.Energy companies, which fell more than 3% in 2017 and were among the worst stock market … [Read more...] about 18 stocks that could rise 25% in ’18
By Kimberly Chin NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday, led by gains in technology stocks as investors were optimistic ahead of earnings. The S&P 500 technology index was up 0.8 percent, followed by a 0.6 percent gain in the materials index . Technology is expected to have had among the strongest earnings growth for the second quarter, according to Thomson Reuters data. "You had a little bit of a sell-off in the tech sector over the last couple of weeks," said Jeff Carbone, managing partner at Cornerstone Financial Partners. "This shows that investors may be seeing opportunities to get in ... as we head into earnings season." U.S. companies have begun to release second-quarter earnings, with reports due this week from big U.S. banks including JPMorgan Chase , Wells Fargo and Citigroup . S&P 500 earnings are forecast up 7.9 percent in the second quarter compared with a year ago. In a significant victory for the banking industry, the Federal … [Read more...] about Wall Street starts week upbeat, boosted by tech shares
The New York Stock Exchange has notified PetroQuest Energy of Lafayette that it has regained compliance with an important NYSE requirement for continued listing, the company announced Thursday.In an issued statement, PetroQuest, an oil and gas company engaged in exploratory, development and acquisition activities, said the company’s stock had listed at a minimum average closing price of $1 per share for the previous consecutive 30-day trading period. NYSE regulators notified PetroQuest in December that it faced delisting because of continued low common stock value.At that time, PetroQuest stock was selling for as low as 45 cents per share, with a 52-week high of $4.02. The stock eventually reached a low of 31 cents, but fluctuated upward.Like other energy companies, PetroQuest’s stock price plunged with the drop in the price of a barrel of oil that began in 2014 and which bottomed out at around $26 in February, and with steep declines in the price of natural gas, which … [Read more...] about PetroQuest meets NYSE listing standard
INDIANAPOLIS -- Faced with declining profits, the Indianapolis-based retail giant hhgregg, known for its electronics and appliances, took a gamble and began diversifying its product line.After a trial period last year, the company, which was founded in the 1950s, now is selling a growing assortment of furniture, including sofas, love seats, recliners and dinettes. It also sells fitness equipment, such as treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bicycles.Company executives think they've found a winning strategy as they seek to become a national retailer. Home products have increased from 2% of hhgregg's (HGG) sales last fiscal year to 5% this year."Last November, we introduced a limited selection of home entertainment furniture and home fitness products," said Jeff Pearson, senior vice president of marketing. "During this spring, we tested and expanded an assortment of furniture products in our Chicago stores and have been very pleased with the results."We are in the process of … [Read more...] about Appliance retailer goes from TVs to home furnishings
For months, I've been writing about problems in the economy and the market. I talked about how the subprime mess was worse than the banks let on; that the credit crunch would kill the takeovers keeping the market afloat; that the Fed would actually solve few problems and bring about a lower dollar; that foreign governments would pull money out of our markets, causing higher prices for oil and other imports; that the housing problem was much worse than thought; and that many consumers, faced with higher energy prices and mortgage interest, would slow spending. My views haven't changed. But while I continue to be pessimistic about the economy, I'm becoming optimistic about stocks because the prices of many have gotten irrationally low. In managing investments, I never try to figure out the overall market. Instead, I approach the market one stock at a time. When I see one that looks cheap - based not on its stock price but on the company's sales, profits and outlook - I buy. When I … [Read more...] about Bargain hunters: Alert!