A Tech Name Worth Buying on Market Dips

Last week’s market selloff was heavy on tech. Given how tech stocks tend to outperform the market, their underperformance in a selloff makes sense. Investors patient enough to wait for a 10-20% pullback in industry-leading tech stocks are often rewarded for their performance afterwards. Getting a reasonable entry price on a high-growth stock can lead to better returns than just buying at the top, or just holding indefinitely. With last week’s selloff hitting the chip space rather hard, semiconductor stocks might be ...
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Insider Activity Report: J.B. Hunt Transportation Services (JBHT)

Persio Lisboa, a director at J.B. Hunt Transportation Services (JBHT), recently bought 600 shares. The buy increased the director’s stake by 20%, and came to a total cost of $98,082. This is the first insider buy since April, when the company CEO bought 6,200 shares, paying just under $999,000 to do so. And another company director bought shares in March. Otherwise, company insiders have largely been sellers over the past two years, and usually following the exercise of stock options. Overall, Read More
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Unusual Options Activity: Freeport-McMoRan (FCX)

Copper producer Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), is up 9% over the past year, slightly lagging the overall market. One trader sees shares trending higher into the autumn. That’s based on the October 18 $55 calls. With 86 days until expiration, 5,020 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 182, for a 28-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $0.82 to make the bullish bet. Freeport shares recently traded for about $46, so they would need to ...
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Fixable Problems Create Buying Opportunities

Markets don’t just react to events. They often overreact. That’s why when a short-term problem flares up and goes away, the market tends to react sharply, then revert back to whatever it was doing before. Last week saw the largest IT outage in history. A security software update caused a number of systems to slow down, crash, or otherwise stop responding altogether. However, the world was largely able to move on and get its work done. However, the cybersecurity stock involved, CrowdStrike ...
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Insider Activity Report: U.S. Bancorp (USB)

Aleem Gillani, a director at U.S. Bancorp (USB), recently bought 10,000 shares. The buy is an initial stake for the director, and came to a cost of $499,900. This marks the first insider buy since January 2017. This year, there have been four insider sales, three of which occurred following the exercise of stock options. The largest sale was for $3.86 million from the company’s President and CEO. Overall, USB insiders own 0.1% of shares. The regional bank is up 16% over ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Carvana (CVNA)

Online car dealership Carvana (CVNA) is up 183% over the past year, soaring well beyond the overall stock market’s return. One trader sees a pullback in the second half of the year. That’s based on the January 2025 $115 puts. With 178 days until expiration, 19,001 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 288, for a 66-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the puts paid $18.70 to make the bearish bet. Carvana shares recently traded for ...
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For Reasonable Values Now, Look Overseas

With the stock market starting to show some love for smaller companies, it could also be a time to look towards investing overseas. That’s because the market’s returns have been dominated by big-cap tech stocks domiciled in the United States. Investing internationally offers investors global diversification. And with inflation on the decline globally, and with global central banks nearing a point of interest rate cuts, international stocks stand to benefit in the years ahead. While investing internationally can be challenging, investing in ...
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Insider Activity Report: Barnes & Noble Education (BNED)

Eric Singer, a director and major holder at Barnes & Noble Education (BNED), recently bought 18,000 shares. The buy increased his position by less than 1%, and came to total cost of $146,630. The buy follows on another purchase by the director earlier in the month for 87,000 shares, valued at $606,576. Another company director also bought 130,000 shares, for just over $921,800. There have been no insider sales over the past year. Overall, Barnes & Noble Education insiders own 59.6% ...
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