10 Best AI Stocks To Buy Now

10 AI Stocks to Buy Now Since its launch in November 2022, ChatGPT has unleashed a massive investor interest in artificial intelligence (AI). That’s because generative AI like the kind developed by ChatGPT shows how powerful this trend has become. And it’s kicked off a race by companies to develop AI programs and systems of their own. With AI tools, companies can create more efficient manufacturing processes. Reduce waste. Better utilize their workforce. Even if there are only small gains in those areas, that ...
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Is This Stock the Top Contrarian Buy Today?

Investors looking for market-beating returns have several strategies that they can use. One strategy is to buy a company that’s out of favor with the market. Ideally, the company is even hated. As long as that company can survive and the issues surrounding shares are temporary, the stock should trend higher in time. That could include big one-time events, like buying an oil company after a major oil spill. Today, the top contrarian opportunity is in Boeing (BA). The airline manufacturer has ...
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Insider Activity Report: Papa John’s International (PZZA)

Ravi Thanawala, CEO at Papa John’s International (PZZA), recently bought 1,900 shares. The buy increased his stake by 5%, and came to a total cost of $99,579. This is the only insider buy over the past three years. One director sold shares earlier this year following the exercise of a stock option. The last company executive who sold shares did so back in August 2022, selling off 20% of his position. Overall, Papa John's insiders own 1.3% of shares. The pizza chain ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Newmont Mining (NEM)

Gold miner and explorer Newmont Mining (NEM) is trending higher, but shares are still down 5% over the past year. One trader is betting the stock will break higher in the next 18 months. That’s based on the January 2026 $65 calls. With 609 days until expiration, 5,016 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 136, for a 37-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $2.82 to make the bullish bet. Newmont shares recently ...
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Slowing Consumer Spending May Put this Stock On the Buy List

Consumers are finally starting to feel the impact of higher interest rates. They’re cutting back on spending to avoid having to pay high interest rates on borrowed money. That trend is impacting sales, particularly for larger products that often need to be financed. However, that trend could easily shift the other way when interest rates start to decline. Today’s investors may want to start looking for consumer goods companies to grab on sale. Today’s weakening sales numbers can easily reverse when ...
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Insider Activity Report: Landsea Homes (LSEA)

Mollie Fadule, a director at Landsea Homes (LSEA), recently bought 10,000 shares. The buy increased her stake by 16%, and came to a total cost of $97,800. Fadule was one of several insiders who bought back in March, with an 8,621 share pickup. The company CEO and COO also bought about $200,000 of shares around the same time. Going further back, there have been some insider sales, largely from major holders of shares. Overall, Landsea insiders own 51% of shares. The homebuilder’s ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Mastercard (MA)

Credit card provider Mastercard (MA) is up 20% over the past year, just slightly underperforming the overall stock market. One trader sees shares trending higher in the coming months. That’s based on the July $475 calls. With 64 days until expiration, 8,589 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 133, for a 65-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $4.50 to make the bullish bet. Mastercard shares recently traded for about $454. So shares ...
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This AI Laggard Is Getting Into the Game in a Smart Way

AI stocks have been on a tear, particularly big-tech companies that have been spending big on AI to grab an early lead. However, the market is showing an increasing reluctance to simply invest in any company willing to throw billions in AI. Now, we’re seeing that some companies that have been late to the party have been biding their time well. That’s because they can get in now, by employing technology that someone else has already developed. That’s the apparent plan for ...
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