These 34 Trending Stocks Make Products You Use Everyday
Companies are all around us, facilitating the way we live and producing products that we want. These top companies have such a huge reach that we have all at least interacted or used their services at one point or another in our lives. If not, then you surely know that someone that has!
Shopify Inc. (SHOP-T)
The e-commerce giant that offers a platform for webstores. They are one of the most popular platform and facilitates the interaction between shoppers and sellers. As e-commerce becomes more and more ubiquitous, you will be using Shopify without even knowing it.
His top pick in the past. He's owned this for a long time and never sold. It's a great story. It'll probably double in the next five years. A must-buy for Canadian investors. But it's fickle--its valuation can move around. Don't buy it now. Wait for a pullback to $1,500-1,600. He expects this to go…
Mastercard Inc. (MA-N)
The move away from cash and into digital currency has been a boom for Mastercard. We all have at least one person, if not many, who have a Mastercard credit card.
They report Thursday. He expects them to tell a good story. It would benefit from cross-border travel.
Netflix Inc. (NFLX-Q)
Netflix is the online streaming service that most people know and use. They are starting to focus more on their in-house content which has won awards and keeps subscribers.
It's a terrific business, though the stock slipped after yesterday's earnings. They're buying back shares, but he doesn't care--he'd rather see more sign-ups. Nor does he care about them entering mobile games at no extra charge. It lacks growth to remain in FAAANG. He wants the Netflix of old. He wants to see their production…
Visa Inc. (V-N)
If you have a credit card, chances are you have at least a Visa. Along with Mastercard, Visa is the most recognized name in the credit industry.
Most payment companies are going to compress over time due to their growth rates. Digital wallets are going to be more popular going forward. He prefers V-N to get exposure. He would prefer Paypal over Square.
Everyone has a Facebook account know and the numbers are still growing, counting 2.4 Billion users. The company has faced some data security concerns and other scandals but this social network is not about to go away anytime soon.
They report Wednesday. He expects them to talk about small business (FB sells a lot of ads to them) especially. He expects a fine quarter because online advertising is so strong.
Alphabet Inc. / Google (GOOG-Q)
For a lot of people, Google is the door to the internet. It has become so well-used and well-loved that it’s not uncommon to hear people say “Let me google that”.
They report Tuesday. He expects amazing numbers given Twitter and Snap's blow-out reports last night. GOOG has a booming ad business, YouTube is gangbusters and their cloud division is hitting.
The iPhone has been a staple in Apple’s line and has been their key product for some years. If not an iPhone, then you might have a Macbook, or you’ll know someone who has both. Apple products are everywhere and they have a loyal following.
All the new models of phones on the market will support 5G, including Apple's, and there will be lots of phone upgrades. He hopes Apple breaks out the lifetime value of their customers this quarter, thanks to this sticky revenue stream.
A majority of people learnt to use the internet on a Windows machine and they continue to be a part of our everyday life. Their office suite is standard in the workplace and most people will be familiar with Microsoft.
(A Top Pick May 13/21, Up 18.8%)Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly Our PAST TOP PICK with MSFT has achieved our $290 objective. To remain disciplined, we recommend covering 50% of the position at this time and trailing up the stop (from $200) to $265.
Activision Blizzard (ATVI-Q)
An American video game production house. If you’ve ever played World of Warcraft, Call of Duty or Candy Crush then you’ve come into contact with Activision. They are one of the largest gaming companies.
Allan Tong’s Discover Picks The sexual harassment suit contains allegations that have yet to be tested in court, however, the Warcraft debacle is fact. If you’re an ESG| investor, then ATVI is toxic. If you’re not, then these recent headlines raise red flags about how Activision is run and raise doubts about the company’s future…
It’s become more and more standard for people to call an Uber than a taxi. This revolution of ride-sharing was pioneered by Uber. They have become one of the most well-known ride-hailing platform in the world.
Uber’s competitor that offers ride-hailing services. If you’re Canadian, you could soon be using Lyft too as they have announced plans to explore the possibility of expanding here.
He suspects drivers will get more expensive, which will raise Lyft's costs. He bases this from what Doordash said last night about a driver shortage. That said, Lyft popped 3% today. Keep an eye on Monday if/when analysts raise their price targets.
Square Inc (SQ-N)
The payment system is known for their ease of use and connectivity. For those who love food trucks, their credit card terminal is usually powered by Square.
Another champion of small businesses like SHOP and Etsy. Their POS system allows small businesspeople to borrow against the receipts. The stock is up 2,500% in the past 5 years.
One of the major producers of chips that power our computers, phones and many other technological devices.
Had owned, took profits. Disappointed that it stuck to its knitting making chips. Losing market share. Stock's fallen and he'd take a look if it fell more, but it's a show-me story. Bought TSMC instead, the largest outsource manufacturer in the world. TSMC has much better growth.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD-Q)
They produce chips and processors that are used in a variety of tech that we use everyday.
(A Top Pick Mar 25/21, Up 35.1%)Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly Our PAST TOP PICK with AMD has achieved our $103 objective. To remain disciplined, we recommend covering 50% of the position at this time and trailing up the stop (from $55) to $80.
Hong Kong Stocks
Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700-HK)
The makers of Fortnite and many other games. Riot Games is one of their subsidiaries and is known for the League of Legends game.
Recommendation to buy on the HK exchange. Price target is in HK$. Wanted exposure to Chinese internet but without the risk of the US delisting. The underlying growth of the Chinese market is significant. A very high growth company with dividends. There is growth in revenue and underlying market. (Analysts’ price target is $787.65)
Dollarama Inc. (DOL-T)
Consumers love affordable goods and Dollarama is the hallmark dollar store that comes to mind for many people. They have been very efficient at providing goods for cheap and the customers love it.
(A Top Pick Jun 11/20, Up 13%) He sold. Still likes the company, but he had better ideas in the near-term. Windfall last year, as it was an essential retailer. This year, comparisons will lag and some aisles are off-limits as non-essential.
Spin Master Corp (TOY-T)
If you have any kids, they must have some toys made by Spin Master. Etch A Sketch and Hatchimals are some of their most well known brands that have won awards.
It is a really well run company. It is a dominant player in the toy industry. The business is very lumpy month to month, year to year. Kids are sending more time on-line and not playing with toys.
Restaurant Brands International (QSR-T)
Canadians love Tim Hortons and their roll up the rim has become somewhat of a tradition for many. Restaurant Brands also counts Burger King and Popeyes among their brands.
I a good entry point now, despite the 38x PE. The stock is kinda underowned, with some saying QSR locations are saturated in Canada. WSR has done well in the last quarter. EPS growth is 22% and pays a 3.3% dividend yield. Likes it.
Under Armour (UA-N)
The sportswear company has capitalized on the athleisure trend and you can’t leave your house without seeing someone wearing their clothing. The company is going through a multi-stage change and are turning around the business.
(Past Top Pick, May 10, 2018, Up 20%) Volumes are rising, the stock is coming alive and there's plenty of room for this stock to regroup. Those who have owned this since it's drop of the past few years will hold on now that it's starting to climb again, so they can get their money…
The go to e-commerce site that dominates online shopping. They also offer AWS which is used by many websites and internet companies. Amazon continues to diversify and grow, and their fundamentals are strong.
They report Thursday. He expects big numbers in their high-margin ad business as well as retail and cloud businesses.
Starbucks shaped coffee culture around the world and is one of the most recognized coffee shops. They have been loved for their personalizable coffee and grab and go meals.
Regrets selling it after taking good profits. It's up 63% this year. They managed the lockdowns well with their app and quick in-and-out service. Many were concerned when the company changed CEOs, but it was a great move.
Walt Disney (DIS-N)
Children love the characters and worlds that Disney has created. With the purchase of Marvel, Disney is well-positioned for their upcoming streaming service. They also own and operate the ABC broadcast network, and various theme parks around the world.
Allan Tong’s Discover Picks Caveats: The Delta variant is hitting less-vaccinated American states hard and this could have a spillover effect on Disney’s theme parks. Shutting them down, however, seems unlikely, but rising cases could dampen attendence. Maybe. The cruise lines are a larger risk, since outbreaks on a self-contained vessel at sea are hard…
Nike Inc (NKE-N)
The company has become a symbol of athleticism and sports. They’ve also broken out into the fashion movement, with many models and collectors snapping up their new collections.
(A Top Pick Mar 02/21, Up 19.4%)Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly Our PAST TOP PICK with NKE is progressing well and has achieved our $164 target. To remain disciplined, we recommend covering 50% of the position and trailing up the stop (from $110) to $140.
Walmart Inc (WMT-N)
Walmart has been doing well and is keeping up with Amazon in the battle for retail shoppers. The big box store is continuing to bring in strong revenues and is investing in their e-commerce platform.
Wage inflation There are various reasons the stock has gone sideways. True, Their profitability and gross margins are improving. They're taking more e-commerce share and will win the food wars. However, their labour costs are serious and going up, so labour pressures are very real in the wider economy and will certainly be in the…
Dollar General Corp. (DG-N)
A well-known dollar store that gives customers a wide variety of choice without breaking the bank. Even in times of recession, these types of stores tend to do relatively well.
Stockchase Research Analyst: Michael O'Reilly DG recently reported EPS at $2.82 versus $2.14 expectations. Higher profit margins helped contribute. Management updated EPS guidance to $9.50-$10.20 for the year, compared to $8.80-$9.50 previously. Analysts target EPS at $9.63. It pays a modest dividend, backed by a 16% payout ratio. We would buy this with a stop…
Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN-Q)
America’s coffee and donut house. They are part of millions of people’s days, serving up coffee and snacks.
Today, the New York Times reported that a private entity wants to buy Dunkin'. Some felt that this stock was already overextended, but he disagrees. Their track record in acquisitions is fantastic. It has survived while peers have fallen away.
Nintendo Company Ltd. (7974-TYO)
Nintendo has become an integral part of childhood for many with the Wii and the Switch consoles enjoying widespread popularity. The company has strong franchises and characters that everyone would recognize and love.
Allan Tong’s Discover Picks NTDOY stock pays a 2.81% dividend yield and trades at a 17x PE, compared to 27x a year ago. Activision Blizzard pays only 0.51% and trades at nearly 24x. The Home of Mario does face competition from the PS 5 and the Xbox, but these are nothing new. As of this…
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ-N)
A giant in the healthcare and health tech space. If you’ve ever used a band-aid or other home treatments, chances are it was made by Johnson & Johnson.
JNJ vs. PG Valuation of 16-17x earnings is cheaper than PG. A healthcare company: medical devices, healthcare, pharma. PG is just consumer products, trading at 23x earnings. More opportunity in JNJ, with a caveat on the talc lawsuits. Medical device side should do well post-Covid. Dividends similar in the 2.5% range.
Pfizer Inc (PFE-N)
One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. They produce vaccines, medicine, and other healthcare products. Just how present is Pfizer in our everyday life? If you’ve used a chapstick, then you have used a product by Pfizer.
Opportunity for Pfizer and J&J are solid. You give up some appreciation when you select a stock with higher yield. However, total return is the most important. There is more diversification with JNJ with medical supplies. Pfizer's partnership with BioNtech is positive. There is renewed chatter about drug price controls. Both offer good prospective.
Merck & Company (MRK-N)
Another of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. They research and market a variety of medicine, vaccines, such as Gardasil, and other over the counter medication.
MRK vs. ABT Both are great companies. ABT is the leading supplier of glasswork to the medical industry. Merck has incredible products as a global pharmaceutical company. You could buy either one.
An aircraft maker that we recently featured on our list of Airline Stocks List. They bought the CSeries program from Bombardier last year that should create more lightweight planes.
Question: Which stock has rallied higher so far in 2020, Boeing or Airbus? The answer isn't Boeing, which is enjoying a renaissance now that the FDA has certified the troubled 737 Max, once its best-selling plane. Boeing, however, gets all the attention, while Airbus keeps climbing. In the past six months, this European plane maker…
The aerospace company has been down since the 737 Max crash but they are in a duopoly and demand for transport is strong. It will not go up in the short-term but worth holding.
They report Wednesday. He expects them to deliver weak numbers and may need to raise more money. However, Air travel is already coming back and he expects the airlines to order a lot more planes.
One of the best positioned to take advantage of the e-commerce business and ship products to customers. It tends to go the way the economy goes. We featured FedEx on the Top Shipping Stocks to Buy in 2019
They're in a fantastic position, but maybe they can't maintain their momentum. When UPS spoke recently, their shares got crushed. He thinks they can achieve rich profit margins and growth. They have the edge of UPS, though UPS' price is better.
United Parcel Services (UPS-N)
If you’ve ever received a package from an online retailers, chances are you had some interactions with UPS. They are also a leader in supply chain management solutions.
About FedEx They're in a fantastic position, but maybe they can't maintain their momentum. When UPS spoke recently, their shares got crushed. He thinks they can achieve rich profit margins and growth. They have the edge of UPS, though UPS' price is better. At the next UPS report, he may buy more.