Mid-Cap Value Might About to Shine

The stock market has been increasingly driven by mega-cap corporations in recent years. Those companies have offered huge growth, but have also been largely in the tech space. That’s left a lot of potential great investments off-the-radar. Passive investors have driven more capital to the mega-caps, driving up their valuation. But with the tech companies petering out recently, investors may be interested in some of the small names out there, which offer a better value now. That’s the idea behind the T ...
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Big Banks Are Buying into Fintech — Consider this Top Play Instead

One of the biggest trends in the past few years has been in the payment space. A number of companies are offering alternative ways to clear payments that bypass the existing credit card system or the banking system as well. Naturally, big banks have noticed, and are starting to get into the trend themselves. JPMorgan Chase (JPM), for example, just launched QuickAccept. The new service offers a mobile app and contactless card reader. The move is a shot across the bow of ...
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This Corner of the Entertainment Sector Gets an Upgrade

There’s an entertainment sector that was bigger than the movie box office before the pandemic. That industry? Video games. Over the years, the space has grown to include a number of publishers and sales in the billions. And it’s a trend likely to continue. This sector was just upgraded by MKM Partners, who sees further gains in the space as next-generation consoles start to hit the markets. The biggest players in the space are Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA) and Take-Two ...
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One Contrarian Fund Bets Big on This Bank

Banks are an out of favor part of the market right now. With interest rates back at zero, the profits from lending are lower as well. And while some big banks have reported solid earnings thanks to trading and investment banking, that can be an inconsistent source of revenue. Nevertheless, one fund that describes itself as contrarian recently added shares of a big bank to their holdings, after taking profits in gold mining companies. The bank? Wells Fargo (WFC). The contrarian fund ...
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Retail’s Rebound Will Likely Benefit the Big Box Plays

With retail numbers beating expectations on Friday, a number of analysts were quick to upgrade the sector. The retail analyst at Cowen & Co., however, sees that many retailers have already been trending higher before these numbers were reported. Even so, many retailers, particularly big-box plays, are likely to continue heading higher. Those stores should benefit from the trend of consumers making their buys in as few locations as possible during the pandemic. Cowen’s analysis specifically looks at Wal-Mart (WMT), Target (TGT), ...
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The Case for Big Tech to Surge Even Higher

Some of the top-performing stocks of the past year have a lot in common. Many are known as “big tech” names due to their size. And they’ve performed well thanks to the fact that they’re been well-positioned to increase market share and profitability during the pandemic. These companies are also wildly overvalued by any traditional measure, whether by earnings, sales, or asset value. But one manager sees some big tech names heading even higher. London-based fund manager ValuAnalysis see the trio of ...
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This EV Stock Can Double (No, It’s Not Tesla)

J.P. Morgan just updated an electric vehicle company. Not only that, but the investment bank gave a price target more than double where shares were trading at the time. That’s a bullish call, and a justified one. That’s because the bank expects the electric vehicle market to continue growing substantially, possibly as much as four times higher in some markets. And, no, the company isn’t Tesla Motors. The company is NIO (NIO), the Chinese play. Although the company isn’t profitable yet and ...
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DRAM Price Trends Make this Tech Laggard A Buy Now

Deutsche Bank sees improving trends for DRAM memory. That’s one sector of the tech space that has been held back lately. The push for cloud services has reduced demand for mobile device memory chips, but now that cycle is turning. While there’s some small risk of inventory accumulation leading overall, the rising demand strength in the space, particularly with server demand, could lead to higher prices for DRAM related companies. Deutsche specifically sees value in Micron (MU). Shares were upgraded to buy ...
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