It's been a brutal year for Ambarella (NASDAQ: AMBA) investors. The chipmaker's stock plunged nearly 40% over the past 12 months, and currently hovers near a 52-week low. But investors looking at Ambarella's top and bottom line growth might initially be baffled since it posted positive year-over-year revenue growth over the past four quarters while beating analyst estimates on the top and bottom lines. But looking ahead, analysts expect Ambarella's revenue and non-GAAP earnings to respectively fall 5% and 35% this year -- compared to a 2% sales drop and 12% earnings decline last year. Those numbers look dismal for a stock that trades at 24 times earnings, which is higher than the industry average P/E of 23 for semiconductor equipment makers. However, some contrarian investors might be wondering if the market has been too hard on Ambarella. To figure that out, … [Read more...] about Should You Buy Ambarella at a 52-Week Low?
Even blue-chip stocks can get the blues. Three stocks of large companies that have been around a long time recently hit 52-week lows. Ford (NYSE: F), General Electric (NYSE: GE), and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) are struggling, but for different reasons. And they're doing so at the same time the overall market indexes have set new record highs. With their depressed share prices, are Ford, General Electric (GE), and International Business Machines (IBM) now bargains? Or are they busts? Ford's stock decline began around three years ago. However, it hasn't been as a result of sinking sales: Ford's revenue increased solidly during the period. However, the company's quarterly bottom-line performance has been all over the map. Probably the biggest factor behind Ford's woes, though, relates to … [Read more...] about 3 Blue-Chip Stocks at 52-Week Lows: Bargains or Busts?
In this segment from Market Foolery, Mac Greer is joined by Motley Fool analystsRon Gross and Jason Moser, who consider the case of athletic wear and fitness companyUnder Armour(NYSE: UA) (NYSE: UAA), which topped Wall Street expectations in the first quarter, even if that still meant it was losing money. Going from years of hype to a fair level of humility in recent quarters, where is the company headed from here? A full transcript follows the video. 10 stocks we like better than Under ArmourWhen 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, Motley Fool Stock Advisor, has tripled the market.* David and Tom just revealed what they believe are the 10 best stocks for investors to buy right now... and Under Armour wasn't one of them! That's right -- they think these 10 stocks are even better buys. More From Fool.com Click here to learn about these picks! *Stock Advisor returns as of April 3, … [Read more...] about Under Armour Inc Rebounds From 52-Week Low — Has the Comeback Begun?
Are there any investors who don't love a bargain-priced stock? The trick, of course, comes in separating the stocks that are cheap for legitimate (bad) reasons from the ones that are cheap because the market has overlooked something good. We asked three of our Fool contributors to name their favorite cheap-because-they're-overlooked stocks now. Here's why they likeFord Motor Company (NYSE: F),Gilead Sciences(NASDAQ: GILD), and Genuine Parts Company(NYSE: GPC)at recent prices. Its advanced autonomous-vehicle program is just one of several reasons to like Ford's stock now. Image source: Ford Motor Company. A fatdividend and surprising growthpotential More From Fool.com John Rosevear (Ford Motor Company): As I write this, Ford is trading at about 3% above its 52-week low. As near as I can tell, value-minded investors have passed on the Blue Oval recently for three reasons: Even though it's near its 52-week low, Ford is still trading at 9.9 times its 2016 net earnings, which seems like … [Read more...] about 3 Stocks to Buy Near 52-Week Lows
Shares of CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) have fallen nearly 25% over the past year as of this writing, and trade within spitting distance of 52-week lows. Most recently, CenturyLink stock came under pressure amid mixed signals from multiple analysts on Wall Street. Conflicting opinions Two weeks ago, for example, Goldman Sachs analyst Brett Feldman reiterated his sell rating on CenturyLink stock. Feldman simultaneously reduced his per-share price target to $19 from $21, representing a more than 20% discount from current levels. To justify his more bearish stance, Feldman noted he had reduced his estimates for both earnings and discounted cash flow going forward. IMAGE SOURCE: CENTURYLINK. More From Fool.com Meanwhile, analysts at JPMorgan expressed a different stance earlier this week, arguing CenturyLink is undervalued relative to its peers and should be poised to outperform. JPMorgan also noted CenturyLink's dividend -- which currently sports an uncomfortably high 9.15% annual yield -- … [Read more...] about Is CenturyLink Stock a Buy Near 52-Week Lows? By Steve Symington Published April 05, 2017 Markets Fool.com
Shares of CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) have fallen nearly 25% over the past year as of this writing, and trade within spitting distance of 52-week lows. Most recently, CenturyLink stock came under pressure amid mixed signals from multiple analysts on Wall Street. Conflicting opinions Two weeks ago, for example, Goldman Sachs analyst Brett Feldman reiterated his sell rating on CenturyLink stock. Feldman simultaneously reduced his per-share price target to $19 from $21, representing a more than 20% discount from current levels. To justify his more bearish stance, Feldman noted he had reduced his estimates for both earnings and discounted cash flow going forward. IMAGE SOURCE: CENTURYLINK. Meanwhile, analysts at JPMorgan expressed a different stance earlier this week, arguing CenturyLink is undervalued relative to its peers and should be poised to outperform. JPMorgan also noted CenturyLink's dividend -- which currently sports an uncomfortably high 9.15% annual yield -- should remain … [Read more...] about Is CenturyLink Stock a Buy Near 52-Week Lows?
Believe it or not, technology juggernaut Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been one of the best performing stocks of the past year. Had you purchased shares in AAPL last May, when shares bottomed out at about $90 per share, you would be sitting on a 60% gain as of the time of this writing. That's a fantastic gain for any stock, let alone one of the largest companies in the world. After all, the bigger the business, the harder it is to move the needle. Today, Apple's shares sit at what is essentially an all-time high, valuing the enterprise that was started in a garage 41 years ago at $780 billion dollars. Where's the enterprising investor to turn? Surely shares can't possibly be as good of a buy today as they were last May, even if there are whispers of Apple becoming the first trillion-dollar company. While there are certainly many intriguing stock buys out there, for reasons that we shall soon learn, one stock has a lot to offer tech investors in the marketplace today: Acacia Communications … [Read more...] about You Were Right to Buy Apple at its 52-Week Low: Here’s Your Next Stock to Buy
Eagle It's not unusual for a piece of news to produce the price changes that result in our weekly eagle or beagle. So I regularly check the newswires for tidbits after determining the best and worst performers among Oklahoma stocks. The best state stock last week was Tulsa-based Cypress Energy Partners LP. The firm provides pipeline services to other energy businesses. Last week, CELP shares rose 5.5 percent to close Thursday at $9.18. There was just one recent mention in news reports on Cypress: A piece penned by a Zacks Equity Research analyst titled "Steer Clear of These 5 Energy MLPs in April." Among the five to avoid was Cypress Energy Partners. Buyers may have discounted the blog. Or perhaps they noticed that CELP took a sharp dive in mid-March, which may already have priced in the doubts expressed in the article. Or maybe they just decided the writer was wrong. Beagle Our beagle has been in the doghouse for a couple of weeks. Shares of Oklahoma City-based chemical company LSB … [Read more...] about Eagle & Beagle: Oklahomas best and worst stocks last week
When a stock carves out a new 52-week low, there's no guarantee that it's a good deal. Sure, the price is lower than it's been over the past year, but there's often a good reason for the decline. In some cases the market goes too far, beating down a stock beyond what can be justified by the fundamentals. Zoe's Kitchen (NYSE: ZOES),Â Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST),Â Bed Bath & BeyondÂ (NASDAQ: BBBY), andÂ Occidental PetroleumÂ (NYSE: OXY) are four good examples of stocks that could be in for major recoveries. This restaurant isÂ downÂ but not out Brian FeroldiÂ (Zoe'sÂ Kitchen): Investors in the Mediterranean-inspiredÂ fast-food chainÂ Zoe's Kitchen have had a rough couple of months. Same-store sales growth has decelerated and management was forced to cut its full-year 2016 guidance. Add in rising labor costsÂ that are weighing on profits, and it's understandable that growth investors have been dumping their … [Read more...] about 4 Stocks to Buy Near 52-Week Lows Business Markets and Stocks News
With U.S. stock markets trading near their all-time highs, many companies' valuations have become a bit stretched. But there are always bargains to be found if you are willing to turn over enough rocks. We asked a team of Fools to highlight a stock trading near its 52-week low that they think is worth buying today. Read on to see why they pickedAmerican Outdoor Brands (NASDAQ: AOBC), Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD), CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), and Ford (NYSE: F). Image source: Getty Images. This stock is under fire, but it's fighting back Dan Caplinger (American Outdoor Brands): American Outdoor Brands isn't a familiar name to most investors, but the company formerly known as Smith & Wesson is well known as a premier gun manufacturer. The company decided to change its name to highlight that it makes a variety of other products in addition to its extensive gun offerings, such as laser sighting systems, knives, tree saws, and tactical lighting products. Moreover, American Outdoor Brands … [Read more...] about 4 Stocks to Buy Near 52-Week Lows