Conservative Stocks to Hold To Hedge Your Portfolio
These stocks will help you hedge your portfolio through their stable dividend yields and low P/E valuations. This is not financial advice and you should not rely on my analysis to buy or sell any stock. I am not undertaking to induce you to buy or sell any securities. I am relying on the “publisher’s exclusion” in the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to provide this information without any personalized or individualized investment advice.
Michael Burry Has a New Short Target: Apple Stock
He just revealed a huge bet that Apple stock is going to fall by buying Apple put options. Michael Burry, head of Scion Asset Management, just reported a huge short position with put options in Apple (AAPL). He has been very successful in investing during past downturns.
Tech Stocks Trading Below 10x Earnings and Pay Dividends
HP Inc (HPQ) - This PC and printer company has a 2.7% dividend yield and a forward P/E of 8.2 times with a 16.7% FCF yield. Avnet (AVT): An electronics distributor with a 2.1% yield paid for the last eight years and a forward P/E of 7.1 times.
Is Twitter Stock a Good Arbitrage Here?
On April 25, Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) agreed to allow Elon Musk to buy the company for $54.20, or $44 billion in cash. The problem is the stock trades for just $40.72 as of May 13. On April 21, right before Musk disclosed his stake of 9% in TWTR stock, it traded for $45.51, much higher than the stock today.
Dividend Stocks Worth Buying For Long-Term Investors
HP Inc (HPQ): This low P/E stock has a 2.70% dividend yield with a low 23% payout ratio. Intel Corp (INTC): This chipmaker has a low P/E, a 3.30% dividend yield, and a low 41.5% payout ratio.
Facebook Stock Looks Way Too Cheap
Meta Platforms (FB), the parent of Facebook, is a bargain now. Its latest earnings show that daily average users (DAUs) are up, not down, like last quarter. Its FCF margins rose as well. As a result, this makes FB stock look deeply undervalued.
Rocket Mortgage and Quicken Loans Parent Stock Could Get Hurt
Rocket Companies (RKT), which owns Rocket Mortgage and Quicken Loans, faces margin compression and lower earnings. The reason is home refinancing volumes and new mortgage applications are drying up.
Undervalued Stocks Worth Buying For the Long-Term
HP Inc. (HPQ) — The computer printer maker has a 2.74% yield as well as a hefty, consistent buyback program. Target (TGT) — A fast-growing retailer with good cash flow - enough to pay a 1.58% yield and a 6.88% buyback yield.
Nio Stock Could Be a Bargain As Its EV Production Ramps Up
Nio (NIO), the Chinese EV (electric vehicle) sedan maker could be a huge bargain here. The stock is down a lot, as other EV makers have fallen. But now that the company is reawakening from the severe Covid-19 restrictions in the Shanghai area, it could ramp up quickly. It looks like sales might even double over the next two years. That will undoubtedly push NIO stock much higher.
Amazon Takes a Massive Hit From Inflation
Amazon (AMZN) stock has taken a 14% hit ever since it released its Q1 results on April 28. The online merchant had a massive outflow of free cash flow (FCF) in the last 12 months. This does not bode well for AMZN stock going forward.
Stocks With Growing Dividends Will Survive a Recession
These dividend stocks will very likely keep their payouts at the same or higher levels, given their history and cash flows. AT&T (T): The company clearly has the ability to fund its $1.11 dividend payout now that it has spun off Warner Bros Discovery (WBD). The stock yields 5.7%.
Elon Musk Buys Twitter: The Breakdown
Twitter is about to undergo some reconstruction.(Jeremy Bezanger/Unsplash) Elon Musk bought Twitter this week and the internet has been on fire over it. The volume of information (and disinformation) circulating on the topic is overwhelming and people have questions.
Protect Your Stock Portfolio By Buying SPY Puts
A very easy way to play a falling market is to buy forward puts betting the market falls two months out in the future. This is fairly easy and a reasonably cheap way to protect a portion of your portfolio in case the market keeps falling.
AMC Entertainment Is Back to Acquiring Theaters
People are back to seeing movies. As a result, AMC Entertainment (AMC) is returning to making profits, and just recently started acquiring more theaters. Moreover, after peaking again last month, AMC stock is now down to a point where it is worth buying.
Boeing Stock Could Fly Higher with Growing 737 MAX Production
Boeing (BA) stock is off 13.0% year-to-date (YTD) as of April 8 when it closed at $175.20. At the end of 2021 BA stock was at $201.32, hit by a moderate downdraft. However, its airplane deliveries are rising. Moreover, Boeing is also producing positive free cash flow (FCF), so the stock could fly higher again.
Moderna's Lot Recall Today Is a Blot Despite Recent Good News
Moderna (MRNA) reported today (April 8) the second recall of its Covid-19 vaccine due to contamination. Reuters reported that Moderna recalled 764,900 doses of its COVID-19 vaccine made by its contract manufacturer Rovi, based in Spain. That could hurt MRNA stock going forward, despite some other recent good news.
Spotify's Ad Revenue Growth Could Push the Stock Higher
Spotify Technologies (SPOT) plans on releasing its first-quarter results on Wednesday, April 27. That could help push SPOT stock higher, as it has had a rough time so far this year, down over 39.5% year-to-date.
Nvidia, the Chip Designer, Expects Sales To Do Well in 2022
Investors should be happy with Nvidia Corp. (NVDA). The chip design company decided in February to cancel its dilutive merger with ARM Ltd from Softbank. That will allow shareholders to not be diluted by the extra shares for ARM Ltd. That could help NVDA stock rise, assuming the company's growth stays on track.
Costco Sales Are Going Through the Roof
Costco Wholesale Corp.announced on April 6 that its sales exploded during March. For the five weeks ending April 4, it said total sales were up 18.7% from a year ago. On a comparable sales basis (i.e., with the same stores counted in both periods), sales were up 17.1%.
Ford Is Getting Serious About Electric Vehicles
Ford has recently restructured its company and started setting goals for its EV (electric vehicle production) in the next several years. If its plans materialize then Ford stock (F) could move substantially higher.