Thursday, September 23

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Alphabet Stock Is Still a Winner Despite Underwhelming Earnings

For the most part, when big tech companies reported second quarter earnings this year, they smashed estimates and their stock prices responded favorably. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) all followed that general trend. One noteworthy exception? Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL). GOOGL stock hasn't been climbing — it's been falling. Source: BigTunaOnline/Shutterstock.com While Alphabet did top second quarter revenue and earnings expectations, the beats were underwhelming, and the numbers themselves weren't very good. Notably, Facebook, Amazon and Apple all managed to report positive revenue and profit growth in the quarter. Alphabet did not. Long-term GOOGL stock investors shouldn't worry too much about Alphabet's underwhelming earning...
NASDAQ:FB, NYSE:SNAP, Stocks to Buy

Strong Earnings Confirm That Facebook Stock Is on Its Way to $300

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) stock popped after the social media giant reported second-quarter earnings which easily smashed expectations and were accompanied by a strong third-quarter guide. Source: Wachiwit / Shutterstock.com In the big picture, Facebook's strong earnings confirm that this is a winning company, strongly weathering a near-term downturn in the digital advertising market, and perfectly executing against some very big long-term growth opportunities. In sum, then, Facebook's strong earnings confirm that FB stock is a long-term winner. This long-term winner is trading at a huge discount to fair value. By my numbers, Facebook stock could rally up to $300 over the next six months. Here's how that could happen. Strong Earnings for Facebook Stock Facebook's second-quarte...
NASDAQ:AMZN, NYSE:PINS, NYSE:SNAP, NYSE:TWTR, Stocks to Sell

Be Careful With Twitter Stock

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) stock soared in late July after the social-media company reported second-quarter revenue and profits which came in below analysts' average estimates. Twitter's top line fell 19% year-over-year. Its bottom line consisted of a loss of over $1 billion, versus a profit of more than $1 billion during the same quarter a year earlier. Source: Worawee Meepian / Shutterstock.com TWTR stock rallied on earnings that looked bad because its user growth smashed expectations. Twitter's daily active users (DAUs) jumped 34% year-over-year to 20 million in Q2. That was the highest growth of DAUs on record since Twitter started reporting them . The company's management also talked up the revenue potential of a new subscription service, which got Wall Street excited. But ...
NASDAQ:ADBE, NASDAQ:AMZN, NASDAQ:BYND, NASDAQ:FB, NASDAQ:NFLX, NASDAQ:OKTA, NASDAQ:ROKU, NASDAQ:SPLK, NASDAQ:TSLA, NASDAQ:TTD, NYSE:SHOP, NYSE:SNAP, NYSE:SQ, Stocks to Buy

10 Growth Stocks to Buy for Long-Term FIRE Investors

For young FIRE investors, retirement isn’t an age. It’s a number. And it’s a number which they believe they can get to rather quickly. Much more quickly than their parents did. FIRE — which stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early — is a modern, Millennial-driven movement creating a blueprint for young workers to follow so that they can retire well before 65, and even as early as 35 or 40. What does that blueprint look like? It’s not too complex. Save. Invest. Retire. Specifically, live with minimal expenses so that you can afford to — regardless of your income — save anywhere between 50% and 75% of your annual salary. Take those savings and smartly invest them across various assets, like stocks. Watch your investment portfolio benefit from the wonders of compounding. Re...
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3 Stocks to Sell as Bears Return

Bears are on the prowl and market leaders are getting hit with profit-taking. These are the signals that encourage me to seek out short trades. Today we're exploring three of my favorite stocks to sell. The biggest fear haunting bulls ahead of earnings season was that profits would fail to live up to the lofty expectations built into stock prices. Starry-eyed investors have been piling into big-cap tech companies, driving the Nasdaq to the moon. Unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus have added fuel to the fire, but skeptics have long argued many equities were becoming detached from reality. We've now had a handful of tech leaders report earnings, and many are falling afterward. These “sell the news” reactions justify becoming more defensive. It also has me warming to the id...
NASDAQ:AMZN, NASDAQ:FB, NASDAQ:MSFT, NASDAQ:PYPL, NASDAQ:TSLA, NYSE:LMND, NYSE:SHOP, NYSE:SNAP, NYSE:SQ, NYSE:TM, NYSE:WMT, Stocks to Buy

7 Growth Stocks Prepared for a Summer Surge

In terms of market volatility, this year is definitely one for the books. 2020 saw market movements that would normally take decades, compressed into a single year. With unemployment rates at their highest and businesses facing the risk of bankruptcy, the economy hit some new lows this year. However, a period of downturn also presents a unique opportunity for investors to load up on growth stocks to buy at a discounted price. Historically speaking, a bear market in the S&P 500 was always replaced by a bull market rally in the years before Covid-19. While it’s hard to remain optimistic in uncertain times, investors need to take a long-term approach when investing in stocks. Some companies are likely to emerge from the pandemic as losers. Others will come out of this stronger ...
NASDAQ:FB, NYSE:SNAP, Stocks to Buy

Snap’s Earnings Were Good, So Buy the Dip in SNAP Stock

Shares of Snap (NYSE:SNAP) stock dipped in late July after the social media company reported what were ostensibly strong second-quarter numbers. Source: Ink Drop / Shutterstock.com Revenues topped expectations. Profits did, too. Yet SNAP stock slid more than 5%. Why? Mostly because user growth lagged expectations while management sounded a cautious tone about revenue growth trends slowing in August and September. Long-term investors shouldn't be alarmed by this selloff. Indeed, they shouldn't even be that concerned. It was a solid print. The underlying growth trends remain vigorous. Management is doing everything right to maximize the value of the company. Snap is still on a robust, multi-year growth trajectory. And SNAP stock is now undervalued on the heels of this post-...
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Snap Earnings: SNAP Stock Drops 4% on Q2 Results

Snap (NYSE:SNAP) earnings for the social media and camera company's second quarter of 2020 have its stock taking a beating after-hours Tuesday. That's despite its adjusted losses per share of 9 cents matching Wall Street's estimate. It's revenue of $454.16 million also comes in above analysts' estimates of $438.09 million. Source: Puckpao / Shutterstock.com Let's take a deeper dive into the most recent Snap earnings report below. Adjusted per-share losses are 42% wider than the -6 cents from the same period of the year prior. Revenue for the quarter is sitting 17% higher than the $388.02 million from Q2 2019. Operating loss of $310.61 million is a 2% worse result year-over-year compared to -$304.82 million. The Snap earnings report also has net loss coming in at $325.95 mill...
NASDAQ:ZNGA, NYSE:DIS, NYSE:SNAP, Stocks to Buy

Buy Zynga Stock Now Because History Favors the Bold

One reason I love idioms is their timeless quality. “History favors the bold” is one that comes to mind when looking at Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA). The company was struggling to stay relevant in the online game sector. But Zynga stock has now more than tripled in five years. And a considerable amount of that gain has occurred in the last three months. Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com From about the middle of 2017 until the end of 2018, Zynga stock was running in place. After a brief jolt in the first half of 2019, the stock continued on its sideways path. All that changed with the emergence of the novel coronavirus. Like some villain out of a video game, the pandemic changed the daily lives of millions of people. And in the immediate aftermath of shelter-in-place or...
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Healthy.io Transforms the Smartphone Into a Medical Device

Healthy.io, which turns your smartphone into a medical device, has gotten on CNBC's Disruptor 50 list. It took the No. 19 spot. So might this be a sign that Healthy.io stock will hit the markets via an IPO? Perhaps. Source: Shutterstock But first, let's get a backgrounder on this innovative startup. The CEO and founder is Yonatan Adiri, and he is truly a prodigy. At the age of 26, he took the position as Israel's first chief technology officer and was instrumental in fostering a stronger tech community in the country. He then entered the private sector in 2009 when he co-founded Getaround, a peer-to-peer service for car-sharing. This came through his participation in Singularity University. Then in 2013, he founded Healthy.io. And yes, it may ultimately be his biggest — a...