Stocks to buy

The valuation applied to Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) looks literally absurd. MU stock now trades at a trailing price-earnings ratio, based on its adjusted earnings per share, of just 3.7. Meanwhile, Micron’s earnings more than doubled during its fiscal 2018, which ended on August 30. Yet Micron stock has dropped 31% just since late May. But there
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IBM (NYSE:IBM) can’t get any respect. Despite strong and improving profitability, IBM stock has been a dog for almost twenty years now. Remember, it traded as high as $125/share in the early 2000s. More than 15 years later, it has only advanced to $150/share now. Following the financial crisis, IBM appeared to prosper, with the stock
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Portfolio manager Joel Greenblatt is probably best known for creating Magic Formula Investing — a simple way to find good businesses at reasonable-to-cheap prices. Before that, he wrote a book called You Can Be A Stock Market Genius, which discusses spinoff stocks and other less-known investment strategies. The fact is, spinoff stocks make outsized returns for
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Changes to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) come this week with the debut of the new S&P 500 communications services sector. As a result, the market will characterize more equities as “communications stocks.” Internet search, social media, mass media, telecom and electronic gaming stocks will make up the bulk of this sector. The communications
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Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been all over the map, forcing investors to focus on seemingly everything except the automaker’s production. Tesla stock has been as volatile as ever, thanks to concerns over CEO Elon Musk, the Justice Department and whether the company is going private. One must wonder where TSLA stock price would be trading had
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While they are a usually controversial subject, stock buybacks have nonetheless made a huge impact this year. According to a CNBC report last month, companies will likely purchase $1 trillion worth of their own equity. Understandably, this trend has Wall Street considering the pros and cons. Primarily, most large companies engage in stock buybacks for
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No doubt about it, the coming attractions for streaming showdown between Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) have a lot of DIS stock investors on the edge of their seats. Netflix,  the innovative streaming giant, currently owns the streaming space with a 100 million-plus global subscriber base and tons of original content. Disney, meanwhile, is the traditional media
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Billionaire Dan Loeb doesn’t get in a proxy fight with Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) if he doesn’t think there’s money to be made owning activist stocks such as the iconic soup company. That said, the overall record of activist investors isn’t any better than the S&P 500, which begs the question why people follow activist investors?
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