The Nasdaq has taken a rather large hit in recent weeks, sinking about 7.5% between July 18 and Aug 17. Two of the main reasons for the decline are worries about U.S. inflation and the Chinese economy. With regard to U.S. inflation, it’s in line with historical norms at 3.2%. Given this reality, I don’t expect the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates much further. If that’s the case, weakness in the major indices, including the Nasdaq should be short-lived, and could boost oversold Nasdaq investment opportunities, including:
Oversold Nasdaq Investment Opportunities: Rivian (RIVN)
bluebird bio (BLUE)
Oversold Nasdaq Investment Opportunities: Microsoft (MSFT)
Super Micro Computer (SMCI)
Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI) fell by nearly 30% from its Aug. 7 peak. Like Microsoft, SMCI is poised to get a huge boost from the AI boom. In fact, in Q2, almost 50% of its revenue was generated from “AI-related designs,” as its sales from its “OEM appliance and large data center” markets nearly doubled last quarter versus the previous period to $1.17 billion.
Overall, the company’s top line jumped 70% versus Q1 and 34% year-over-year to $2.18 billion, and the firm’s net income rose to $194 million from $141 million during the same period a year earlier. “Next-generation CPU and AI platforms continue to drive record levels of design wins and orders,” said CFO David Weigand on its earnings call. Also, SMCI believes that its revenue can surge 2.5 times within the next “couple of years.”
Oversold Nasdaq Investment Opportunities: Roku (ROKU)
Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) stock may have pulled back in recent months. However, the company’s Q2 results, showed that it is still growing rapidly. Specifically, its top line climbed 11% year-over-year, while its gross profit increased 7% versus the same period a year earlier. It also added a net total of 1.9 million active accounts last quarter versus Q1. In addition, its streaming hours soared by 4.4 billion hours last quarter versus the same period a year earlier to 25.1 billion.
Moreover, the company expects its ad revenue to rebound as the overall ad market improves going forward, and it predicts that it will generate positive EBITDA, excluding some items, this year. As streaming’s share of total TV viewing continues to grow and the TV ad market recovers, ROKU stock is very well-positioned to outperform going forward.