Stocks To Buy

U.S. equities have enjoyed a surge to new record highs this week amid burgeoning hopes that the Trump Administration will finally land a new trade deal with China. The chatter is that the United States is now willing to roll back trade tariffs to secure an agreement, something Beijing feels is a necessary precondition to
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Back in mid-July, I wrote on InvestorPlace that it looked like shares of beaten up pharmacy retailer CVS (NYSE:CVS) were ready to breakout higher. The headwinds, which had plunged shares into dirt-cheap territory, were going to ease going forward, meaning that there was no reason for the dirt-cheap valuation to stick around. Source: Shutterstock Fast
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Square (NYSE:SQ) lost plenty of buying momentum on the stock market since late summer. After posting its third-quarter results on Aug. 1, bulls pulled out of Square stock when the company issued a light third-quarter outlook. With EPS guidance below analyst consensus estimates, SQ stock may underperform other electronic payment firms. Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com
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[Editor’s note: This story was previously published in  September 2019. It has since been updated and republished.] Slow and steady wins the race, as the old adage goes. But slow and steady can be a bit boring. Investors looking for stocks to buy, as a rule, should focus on high-quality, and preferably, lower-risk issues. Still,
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U.S. equities are rallying to fresh record highs on Monday thanks, yet again, to positive China trade headlines right before the open. The focus is shifting from whether a deal actually gets done — as well as specifics around thorny issues like intellectual property protection — to where President Donald Trump would like to get
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The wild roller coaster ride in shares of freshly pubic search platform Pinterest (NYSE:PINS) continued in early November, when PINS stock plunged more than 20% after the company reported sluggish third-quarter numbers that sparked concerns about a growth slowdown materializing before expected. Source: Nopparat Khokthong / Shutterstock.com Specifically, Pinterest’s profit and user numbers topped expectations
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Shares of Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) plunged in late October after the specialty e-retailer reported mixed third-quarter numbers that included a lame fourth-quarter guide. The broad implication? The Etsy growth narrative is slowing, with the revenue growth trajectory flattening out and margins starting to come under pressure. Source: quietbits / Shutterstock.com Heading into the print, ETSY stock
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U.S. equities, including transportation stocks, were rallying to new record highs on Friday, pushing the S&P 500 up and over the 3,050 level for the first time. The move exits a long consolidation range going back to July and comes in the wake of better-than-expected employment data and a better-than-feared manufacturing report for October. Nonfarm
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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) reported earnings on Oct. 23 and beat analysts’ expectations for both revenue and earnings per share. On the revenue front, Microsoft posted $33.06 billion well above the consensus estimate for $32.32 billion. In terms of earnings, the beat was just as impressive with Microsoft posting an EPS of $1.38. Analysts projected an EPS
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Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) CEO Marc Benioff recently declared that capitalism is dead, suggesting that America “[Needs] a new, more sustainable, more equitable, more fair capitalism.” Benioff’s company is one of 193 American businesses that have signed the Business Roundtable’s Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation that highlight’s the need for companies to address all the
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Over the trailing year, semiconductor and technology firm Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) has taken stakeholders on a wild ride. Right around this point in 2018, Nvidia stock was desperately treading water after a sharp bout of volatility. Unfortunately, the increasingly vitriolic U.S.-China trade war clouded the entire tech sector. Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com Seemingly, though, we’re on
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Earlier this month, Credit Suisse analyst John Walsh said that “it takes a village” to assess General Electric (NYSE:GE) stock. Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com I don’t agree with that sentiment. Heading into the company’s third-quarter earnings, due Oct. 30, I remain convinced that prior results show that the company’s aerospace unit remains strong, while
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