This Overlooked Part of Tech Infrastructure Continues to Look Strong

The semiconductor shortage continues to wreak havoc on a number of industries. But other key tech components, and the companies that manufacture them, are also performing strongly right now. That includes everything from server components to hard drives. There’s been a tug of war between those two businesses over the years, based on falling, and now rising, PC sales. The Covid-driven boom in PC sales has been particularly good for hard drives. That’s where Western Digital (WDC) has been a winner. The ...
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Buy Consumer Goods Stocks When They’re Out of Favor

Price is what you pay, value is what you get. For some companies, it’s hard to get an exceptional value. Consumer goods companies, which tend to have solid profit margins thanks to brand loyalties, tend to be expensive to buy into, although they may be worth it over time. With inflation fears picking off individual stocks right now, however, a few buying opportunities in this space are emerging with an eye for a rebound in the months ahead. For instance, Clorox (CLX) ...
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Top Entertainment Growth Play Sees Earnings Season Driven Buy

Investors are catching on to the video game sector, which already topped box office sales before the pandemic hit. The space is as popular as ever, and the latest generation of consoles are driving sales and new games. Video games also hit that sweet spot of software where development costs are fixed, and exceeding sales expectations can lead to big profits. That’s great news for a number of companies, even if the market isn’t always ready to acknowledge that. Case in point? ...
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Beat Fluctuating Bond Yields With this Type of Company

Bond investors have been on a wild ride over the past year. Yields have fluctuated between around 0.5 percent and 1.75 on a 10-year US Treasury. While that entire range is historically low, the changes in those rates also create wild swings in bond prices. And with yields so low, there’s a type of company that stands out in the market today. That type of company is the dividend growth stock. These are a small group of companies that can grow the ...
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Oligopoly Stocks Set for Solid Returns on a Return to Pre-Pandemic Spending

Last week saw a large number of companies reporting earnings for the second quarter of the year, as well as a strong GDP report. The most important data? The fact that the US economy has now surpassed its pre-Covid levels. There’s still a long way to go, especially among lower-income workers. But the trend also points to more profits ahead in one key sector. That sector? Financial services, especially credit card spending. Mastercard (MA) reported solid numbers last week, hitting $4.5 billion ...
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Earnings Momentum in Industry Leaders Should Bode Well for Shareholders

With a large number of companies reporting this week, hundreds of firms have been updating their shareholders. A lot of attention has gone into mega-cap names, particularly in the tech space. But any company in any sector that’s a leader and showing earnings growth right now could be an attractive investment. That’s doubly true for any company that’s been growing over the past few quarters and has gotten some momentum going. One such non-tech name is McDonald’s (MCD). The company beat second ...
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Big Tech Wins on Earnings, But Poor Guidance Creates Buying Opportunities

Investors are looking for guidance right now, and many companies simply aren’t delivering. That’s a lingering effect of the pandemic that will eventually go away. Until then, even a company that reports great earnings for the prior quarter can see their shares sell off as traders look forward. That’s been the case just this week with major companies reporting such as Microsoft (MSFT) and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Both companies saw an immediate drop in share price when they reported earnings ...
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Quantum Computing Potential Makes this Household Name an Unusual Tech Buy

Investors will often flock to smaller tech names when they’re looking for a fast profit. But, it’s often bigger companies embracing new technologies that have the expertise and financial depth needed to carry big projects to fruition. That’s why the big-tech companies have come to dominate markets in recent years, and why they may yet further increase their market share. But a group of up-and-coming big tech plays could disrupt the biggest players in the mega-stock club. One such company is Honeywell ...
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