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.
Price very volatile. Business that is hard to evaluate. Too early in business life to determine long term outlook. Return on capital is volatile. Founder led, but would pass at this time. Needs predictability at this time.
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.
Mastercard Inc. is the second-largest payment-processing corporation worldwide. It offers a range of financial services. Its headquarters are in Purchase, New York. Social media mentions are up 800% in the past 24h.
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.
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.
(A Top Pick Jan 12/23, Up 26%) Leader. We're not going from digital back to cash. Strong brand recognition, strategic partnerships. Share buybacks. Outpacing S&P 500 since late 2021. Still seeing 13-14% earnings growth rate ahead.
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.
Their new, smart Raybans are cool, the new VR headset is also cool, plus the $100-billion Whatsapp while digital ads remain 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”.
Overall is an excellent business. Good long term position. Difficult to determine outlook of business in short term. Recession could weigh on company (advertising correlated to strength of market). Generally speaking, business is very strong. Would recommend buying if and when share price falls.
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.
He always says own this and don't trade. Apple was wise to get out of the self-driving car business. EVs is a sector which has slowed or stalled. Apple is regaining share in China, the headsets will sell more when the price declines eventually, and there's a massive, loyal customer base. You can buy Apple…
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.
He's unsure what to make of the mixed reception to the AI app, Co-pilot. But their cloud business remains hot. Co-pilot will become the AI gold standard.
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.
Hold tight or sell with pending takeover? From today's price, $5.50 is in play. As a shareholder, you have to decide if it's worth holding onto your shares to get your $95 per share. There is a chance that the FTC is successful in challenging the US court order, in which case you'd want to…
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.
They have a great app that keeps improving and their success lies in management. Shares will go higher.
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.
Lyft was founded in 2012 by logan green and john zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation, and is available to approximately 95 percent of the united states population as well as select cities in canada. lyft is committed to effecting positive change for our cities by offsetting carbon emissions from all…
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.
One of the major producers of chips that power our computers, phones and many other technological devices.
Underowned. Beat top and bottom line, earnings looked really good. Weak guidance Q1. Cutting costs. CEO bought on most recent dip. Reasonably priced at 19.5x, 41% growth rate. Play on NA reshoring. Well run. Buy great companies like this when they're run down. Might take 2-3 years to work. Yield is 1.2%. (Analysts’ price target…
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD-Q)
They produce chips and processors that are used in a variety of tech that we use everyday.
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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.
(A Top Pick Apr 23/21, Down 39%) Fundamental story is very good. Political interference from the Chinese government has been difficult and made investors shed the name. Political interference from the US by potential delisting. Attractively priced now, but political risk is too high. Sometimes you make a mistake, and it's time to sell.
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.
Largest operator in Canada, aiming for 2000 locations. Resilient business model, can do well in almost any environment. Growing consumer demand for value-priced goods. Operational efficiencies surpass many companies. Steady revenue growth of 10% a year for the last 5 years, healthy operating margins. Yield is 0.3%.Last year, introduced share repurchase program. Buying back more…
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.
Depends on growth rate. One thing they've struggled with is future growth. He needs to see serious levers for growth that make sense from a risk/reward perspective.
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.
He doesn't set target prices as such. Rather, goes for companies with strong earnings and price momentum. Stock still has legs left in 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.
Piper Sandler Teen Survey results The top brand that rich male kids don't wear. This trend has even increased.
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 invested heavily in fast, 2-day shipping while cutting back at the executive level. This makes it a winner. Plus, their ad business is on fire and their AWS business enjoys double-digit growth.
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.
China sales are down, and China's a huge market for them. Seems to be no price point at which customers will not pay for a pumpkin spice chai latte. Has maintained its prestige. When he travels, he looks for the local Starbucks. Service is amazing. Generates high margins through the app. Growing revenues at close to…
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.
Chart looks good. Rare for a stock like this to pop 11% in a day, really positive, seems to be holding. Volume is subsiding, and this bothers him. Be really careful around $100, get out if it hits. $125 level is the next stop for a pause.
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.
Stock cratered over last 2 years, partly due to slowing sales in China, higher interest rates, and more competition. Remains the largest footwear and sportswear company in the world. Margins are picking up, as more selling through its own channels. This lull is the opportunity to buy an iconic brand with phenomenal profit margins. Should…
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.
Chart's distorted by the stock split, so don't be scared! Trendline is fine, on a gentle upslope. Stable. Founding family has been selling, hard to say if that's bad.
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.
His firm name is "ValueTrend" for a reason. A lot of tech and growth stocks are way overdone. Everyone's piling in due to FOMO, and that's what's driving the market. He doesn't want to be the last guy in the elevator before the cable snaps. Looks as though it's starting to break out, worst is…
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.
(A Top Pick Dec 21/22, Up 13%) Business model dedicated to game consoles, mobile games, IP licenses. Fantastic labels. Moving towards subscriptions, a benefit in the long run. Keep holding, add around $11. Probably won't go much under $10.50. (Analysts’ price target is $12.00)
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.
They report Tuesday. If they announce any resolution in the talcum powder lawsuits, this stock will jump 10 points.
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.
Hurting. He considers it in a downtrend, lower highs and lower lows, until proven otherwise. Proof that it's over is you start to see consolidation, little zig-zags on the chart. Could start soon, but hasn't yet.
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.
Better pipeline than PFE. Very strong oncology drug, proving effective in cocktail form against different cancers. This one drug represents over 40% of revenues. Patent on this one runs off around 2027-28, but pipeline is robust.
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.
Allan Tong’s Discover Picks Still, there are some caveats: Airbus’ beta of 1.66 makes the stock vulnerable to sudden market downturns. The stock current trades at 28.3x PE, above its five-year average of 25.64x. Also, EADSY is trading within $2 of its 52-week high of $35.52 at levels not seen since January 2020. The ongoing…
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.
This company is not in charge of its own destiny and he's getting concerned. If the FAA orders it to clean house, shares will probably jump.
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
Was down an ugly 12% today after an earnings miss. Over-reaction? Earnings slightly missed. Adjusted operating income grew, though still came in a tad light. Saw 25.5% earnings growth YOY, but EPS still missed the street's estimate. The company cut their full-year forecast. The problems are rooted into their Express business, their largest, which saw…
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.
He prefers FedEx which isn't doing that well now. UPS pays a 4.4% dividend, but that isn't enough reason to buy it. He needs to see real earnings momentum.