Two Stocks Trouncing This Earnings Season You Should Buy Now

The market is undervaluing these companies following their earnings beat. Nearly 25 percent of the companies in the S&P 500 will report earnings this week. But many companies have already reported—and so far, this earnings season has been great. For all the fears of an economic slowdown, for all the fears of a trade war—most companies are just doing what they do best, offering products and services that remain in demand. It’s no surprise that most companies can beat expectations when fear has driven those expectations down. Of the companies that have already beaten earnings this quarter, we’ve found two worth buying now… ...
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Three Stocks You Can Safely Own for a Decade or More

These companies can be bought and held for a profit, no matter what the market does. Ten years after the last big bear market, many investors are still worried about some of the stock market’s smaller gyrations. Every pullback over 5 percent from a market peak brings out prophets of doom and gloom, and it doesn’t take much to send the fear soaring. How to beat this fear? By finding great stocks that can be bought and held for a decade or longer. Plenty of companies fit the bill for the buy-and-hold crowd. Most of these companies have much in common. A simple ...
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Insider Activity: Investcorp Credit Management BDC (ICMB)

Major holder makes six-figure addition to stake. Investcorp BDC Holdings, the management behind Investcorp Credit Management (ICMB), added 15,614 shares to their stake at a cost of just over $100,000. Over the past two years, insiders have been nothing but buyers, including executives such as the CEO and CFO, at prices as much as 32 percent higher than where shares trade. Investcorp is a business development company (BDC) that makes mezzanine, middle-market, and other loans and financial services throughout the United States and Europe. Action to take: BDCs are an interesting space for an investor looking for high current income. This BDC yields ...
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Three Oversold Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Plays Likely to Beat the Market

Beaten-down sector showing positive signs that could lead to a rally. Investing is about looking forward. Most folks think that simply means taking a company’s existing trend and extrapolating it indefinitely into the future. But it’s not that simple. A company that’s been on a big growth swing could suddenly stall out. Or a company that’s been having a few rough quarters could finally succeed in turning it around. This happens in everything from individual stocks to sectors, to the market as a whole. One sector that looks terrible right now, but could likely beat the market going forward, is the healthcare space ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Netflix (NFLX)

Traders up bearish bets after subscriber miss. Put option trading in streaming giant Netflix (NFLX) saw a surge after reporting earnings Wednesday after the bell. Although the company missed on its total subscriber count for another quarter, and although the company has burned through nearly $10 billion in cash in the past few quarters, shares still managed to gain nearly 3 percent in trading, sending some traders to make bearish bets. One interesting bet is the October 25th $297.50 put. With shares just under $296, the trade is slightly in-the-money ahead of expiration next week, and should move dollar-for-dollar with shares if ...
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How Stocks Can Provide You With the Best Sources of Passive Income

There are a lot of ways to make money in the market. But even if you find that rare company that can move ten-fold and provide one of the best profits of your lifetime, that will take time.Most investors get impatient. Trading Tips’ Andrew Packer explains why you should be looking at blue-chip bargains ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Morgan Stanley (MS)

Huge bet on monster rally in shares. The June 2020 $57.50 call options on Morgan Stanley (MS) saw a 145-fold explosion in trading volume, from 203 open contracts to over 29,550. With 246 days until expiration, and with shares around $43, shares would need to rally nearly 34 percent for these options to move in-the-money by expiration. At a price of just $0.23, or $23 per contract, it’s an inexpensive bet on the financial giant moving higher, even if shares don’t rally to the strike price. With shares of the company trading under 10 times earnings, and with bank earnings so far looking ...
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Three Stocks Trading Like It’s 2009

These companies have already gone through their own bear market. There’s an old saying that the stock market takes the escalator up, and the elevator down. In other words, stocks fall faster than they rise. While many investors are wary of the overall market valuations out there after a decade-long bull market, there are still plenty of names that are cheap. In fact, they’re a good argument for higher markets. It’s when all companies, start to move higher together that the market is getting into its final speculative phase. Looking at some of these companies that haven’t gone along for the ride, there ...
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