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Stocks to Buy
Finding the right stock to buy is one of the most difficult parts of investing.
At Investorplace, our experts help expedite that process by providing reliable information that will assist you in choosing what stocks to invest in. Whether the ultimate goal is to find steady income or earn a quick buck, our staff provides advice to help you find a strong dividend stock, a penny stock with potential, or, plain and simple, a good stock to buy.
Check out the stocks our experts pick as best buys right now.
Zebra Technologies has provided excellent results and guidance of late, prompting Wall Street to get increasingly bullish on ZBRA stock. Read Article
As one of the world’s leading payment services companies, Discover Financial Services should continue its robust performance, as increasingly confident consumers whip out their credit cards and DFS embraces mobile payments. Read Article
This week, these ten stocks, all currently earning A's ("strong buy") on Portfolio Grader, have the best year-to-date performance. Read Article
Stanley Black & Decker is benefiting from economic recovery as well as the holiday season. As the home and construction industries take off and holiday gift giving reaches its peak, SWK stock will drill for dollars. Read Article
This week, these five stocks have the best ratings in Earnings Momentum, one of the eight Fundamental Categories on Portfolio Grader. Read Article
From holdings in oil stocks to outright ownership of energy firms, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is threatened by falling oil prices. Read Article
As you may have noticed, energy prices are on the way down. Oil continues to hit new five-year lows, while natural gas has stalled as forecasts for a long cold winter havn’t materialized just yet. The dip has removed much of the wind from energy stocks' sails. For example, oil and gas producer EOG Resources Inc (EOG) has fallen 17% in the past six months. However, while some energy stocks have been hurt by lower energy prices, other companies have benefited tremendously. One such sector has is chemical stocks. Oil and gas are the feed stocks needed to do their business. Producers of various chemicals -- both specialized and commodity -- have been able to spend less on oil and natural gas. That should translate into beefy margins and ultimately big gains for investors.
Lower Costs For the Chemical StocksThis trend should continue for the next few years. Hydraulic fracturing is unearthing an abundant supply of natural gas, oil and liquefied natural gas. And thanks to OPEC’s decision not to cut crude output, prices for all forms of oil continue to drop. Some analysts are even calling for $40 per barrel oil. The global oversupply of crude oil has U.S. West Texas Intermediate oil currently trading at its lowest levels since September 2009. European benchmark Brent crude is at its lowest point since 2010. Similarly, prices for natural gas have been trending lower over the last year or so. As this winter's anticipated Polar Vortex Part 2 has not yet materialized, natural gas prices have dropped about 17% in just the last two weeks. For chemical stocks, this new low-priced environment allows them to acquire materials at cheaper prices. Consider this: lower oil prices help drive down the price of propylene. The byproduct of oil refining is used making paints and other coatings. Lower oil also helps chemical companies that produce synthetic lubricants. Meanwhile, firms with facilities located in Europe and other international locations are able to use oil-derived naphtha to make ethylene at much cheaper rates. Read Article
This week, these five stocks have the best ratings in Cash Flow, one of the eight Fundamental Categories on Portfolio Grader. Read Article