SoFi Technologies, Activision Blizzard and 23 Stock and 1 ETF Top Picks (Jan 14-20)
This week were 23 Stock and 1 ETF Top Picks in a wide range of industries: Financials, Basic Materials, Energy, Technology, Consumer, Industrials and ETF.
They will go through a leadership transition eventually, because of the age of Warren Buffett. They hold a diversified portfolio, but she'd rather pick and choose individual stocks.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (B) (BRK.B-N)
With this you get exposure to financial services and transportation as well as broad industrial exposure. One of the largest insurers in the world. Has conservative balance sheet and lots of cash. Its securities portfolio is a way to get Apple, etc. at a discount
JP Morgan Chase & Co (JPM-N)
The biggest American bank. Earnings last week were met with a yawn and shares slipped. They will benefit from post-Covid when consumer and retail loans pick up. Their margins will also rise as interest rates increase. All the banks took too many reserves due to Covid, so those losses didn't happen, so that's another plus…
Quarterhill Inc (QTRH-T)
Intelligent transportation, an area showing strong growth. Lots of cashflow. Recently bought into toll technology in US and weights/motion technology for traffic data collection. Very little downside. Sees upside from impending catalysts targeted for next 6 months. Yield is 1.91%.
🛢 Basic Materials
Believes economy is in the process of a commodity super cycle. Commodities benefit from rising inflation rates. Shortage of many materials including copper. Very diversified business with interests in many commodities. Wants to go where real profits & dividends are instead of speculating in junior players.
Kinross Gold (K-T)
Good company with great upside and leverage. $11 target. Great for older clients who want just one company in the sector, and wait for better gold and silver prices. Yield is 2.19%. (Analysts’ price target is $12.28)
Pan American Silver (PAAS-T)
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O’Reilly As the world's largest silver producer, we again reiterate PAAS as a TOP PICK. Operating facilities in Canada, central and South America it is well positioned and trading at good value and silver also acts as an inflation hedge. It pays a reasonable (and growing) dividend, backed by a payout…
Believes company stock price has further room to grow. Best managed company in natural gas business. Sells a lot of natural gas into California market at a premium. Believes natural gas prices will remain strong (reduced drilling and growing economy). Additional dividend payouts and share buybacks are great for shareholders.
She owns no semis. Warning: Semis are very cyclical. They've done well at the start of the shortage, which will take time to alleviate. Supply will eventually meet demand. Semis are a trade that you must buy early. She invests long term.
Elbit Systems (ESLT-Q)
Israel's largest defense contractor and is way ahead of competitors. High energy weapons. Has made some very important and interesting acquisitions. Very good long term growth. It is a family controlled business and his company is one of the largest shareholders after family.
TE Connectivity (TEL-Q)
They make connectors (to electrical currents) and sensors. 43% of revenues are to the car industry. As car builds increase, so will demand for connectors and sensors, twice as much for EVs than gas cars. Their revenues rose 12% last year even while car production slowed (due to shortages). Their products are also used in…
The big techs are still growing at more than 20% so they are good to own. They break last and turn first. Buy some now and more later when it firms up.
Hut 8 Mining Corp. (HUT-T)
Blockchain miner. Blockchain is like the internet in 1995-96. Once it gets going, you can't stop it. Technology moving forward is diversifying. Investors can participate in the building of the network. $20 target. No dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $22.99)
Netflix Inc. (NFLX-Q)
Allan Tong’s Discover Picks The streaming giant got hammered after Thursday's close for issuing disappointing guidance. Shares tanked 20% in after-hours trading, then plunged from $508.25 on Thursday's close to as low as $351.47 during Monday's rout. That's a 31% hit. I've always shied away from high-PE tech stocks that carry a lot of debt,…
SoFi Technologies (SOFI-Q)
Announced the acquisition of a bank charter, giving them access to cheaper financing. Jim Cramer gave several BUY signals over the past few weeks. Social media mentions are up 37% over the last 24h.
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly Leveraging off its online marketing efforts and optimizing operations, ANF continues to perform well and is again reiterated as a TOP PICK. Despite supply chain issues, management's strategy to rationalize store base is offsetting rising costs. Recently reported earnings beat analyst expectations by 30% and it is managing a ROE…
Ruth’s Hospitality Group (RUTH-Q)
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly As earnings continue to beat analyst expectations, we again reiterate RUTH as a TOP PICK. Recently reported earnings exceed analyst projections by 66% and the ROE is over 24%. It trades at 23x earnings, compared to peers at 26x. It is wisely using cash reserves to pay down a sizable…
Darling Ingredients Inc. (DAR-N)
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O’Reilly We reiterate DAR, a producer of ingredients made from edible and non-edible bio-nutrients to be used in pharmaceuticals, pet foods, renewable diesel and even fertilizers as a TOP PICK It trades at 21x earnings compared to peers at 32x, but with a strong outlook by analysts for growth in earnings…
Activision Blizzard (ATVI-Q)
Microsoft recently announced the acquisition of the company. Has been facing a corporate culture crisis for the past year. Investors and employees optimistic that the takeover will benefit the company culturally and strategically. Social media mentions are up 1039% over the past week.
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly SKYW is again reiterated as a TOP PICK. This US regional airline that services also into Canada and Mexico, is a good candidate to benefit as the rollout of vaccines continues. No doubt Omicron has slowed the recovery, but SKYW has better managed pilot shortages than its competitors and it…
Mullen Group Ltd (MTL-T)
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O’Reilly As a provider of trucking and logistics services in Canada and the US, we reiterate MTL as a TOP PICK. Being of the frontline of the supply chain network, the company will one of the first to benefit from a return to a normal economy. Last month the company announced…
Logistec Corp (LGT.B-T)
Marine cargo handling. Business is booming. Also environmental division involved in water infrastructure technology and repair, soil remediation. Expecting record results in March. 12x PE. Hugely undervalued. Should easily go back to old highs of high $50s and surpass that. Well managed. Yield is 0.95%.
Velan Inc (VLN-T)
Fantastic results a few days ago. Hugely improved profit margins. Healthy backlog that should grow, since its big markets are energy and nuclear, which are hot right now. Trades at less than 50% of book value. His firm is pushing for a strategic sale, looking for $20-30 per share. No dividend.
In his income portfolio. He's cautious on Canadian energy, as the politics are not agreeable to energy right now, but he still wants to participate. Biggest 20 energy companies in the world. Good way to play in a diversified way with one holding.
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
Happy trading !!!