U.S. stocks seem to have shrugged off all uncertainties regarding nagging trade tensions between the United States and China. The one-and-a-half-month-long tech tantrums also have eased and rising rate worries have probably taken a backseat after weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data.
Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Royal Gold Inc.(RGLD)
Pure gold mining operations tend to be all-or-nothing affairs: either the project produces gold and other precious metals, or it does not. I understand that this scenario appeals to many gold stocks investors; however, other people want a reasonable exposure level to the mining industry. For the latter, Royal Gold, Inc (USA) (NASDAQ:RGLD) fits the bill perfectly.
Royal Gold utilizes a streaming and royalty-based business model. Among several advantages, streaming allows RGLD to gain exposure to multiple asset-producing projects without incurring onerous risk. Furthermore, the company’s budgeting and planning are much more predictable and accurate since they’re only dealing with actual producers. Investors love it, which is why RGLD stock has weathered the storm better the most.
On a YTD basis, shares are up 6.4%, which by itself is nothing to write home about. However, with benchmark indices struggling to return to black ink, RGLD has contributed a comparatively impressive performance. Moreover, we can likely anticipate increased bullishness in the near future.
In recent weeks, the underlying gold market turned positive for the year. Given the domestic and geopolitical uncertainties facing the Trump administration, gold could rise simply due to risk-adverse sentiment.
If that’s the case, I’d keep a close eye on RGLD.
Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Google Inc.(GOOG)
Thanks to the lift to big-tech stocks, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) was up 3.5% in mid-day trading Wednesday to take the fight back to its 50-day moving average. This caps a multi-week rally off of its early March low. While the stock was caught up in the sympathy selling surrounding the Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) data privacy scandal, recent positive coverage in Barron’s has helped flip the script.
The company will next report results on April 23, after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $9.21-per-share on revenues of $30.3 billion. When the company last reported on Feb. 1, earnings of $9.70 missed estimates by 37 cents on a 24% rise in revenues.
Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.(LYV)
This is the company that was formed by a merger of Live Nation, the concert venue and rock-star-promoting business that it is. So many musicians, today, of course, make most of their money on tours, since the sale of CDs, you might have noticed, has dropped off a cliff in recent years. Live Nation, then, bought a merger with Ticketmaster, so this is the company that sells you the tickets to come into its venues to watch the entertainment that it’s promoting. It’s a tremendously powerful model.
I don’t see any real competition for this company and actually, thinking backwards through the five stocks for April The Giraffe, think about the companies and how little competition or how dominant they are within their industries. Whether you’re Axon Enterprise, I really can’t think of an alternative to Taser or police body cams. There are some small competitors out there, but there’s no Pepsi that I see to Axon’s Coca-Cola, and I would say the same thing for ResMed. I would say the same thing for Intuitive Surgical. Sure, for PAC, our Mexican airport operators and for Live Nation. So, you’re starting to look and see into the secrets of how I think about picking stocks and which businesses you and I want to own for years.
Live Nation is a market beater over the last year. At this time last year, it was at $31.50 as we did the show. Today it’s at $38.50. It’s up 22%. I will never sneeze at that. That’s good. I’ll take that annualized every year if I could get it against the market’s 15% because it’s been a good year for the market. That’s a +7%.
I’m warming up my five next stocks to pick on this week’s podcast, but before we do… You thought I was going to do an ad read. Nope, I’m going to do stats. I’m going to give you the numbers that we just covered.
Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Match Group, Inc.(MTCH)
We’re down to the M’s. Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH). Match.com. A lot of older people my age in our 50’s or so, we grew up with that over the last 10 or 20 years. To me that’s almost like the LinkedIn, but for dating. That’s kind of the more corporate, professional world site, but many other people know and use Tinder, which is maybe for a younger generation. I’m sure it’s used by people of all ages. Never by me, as a happily married man.
If you’ve ever heard of Tinder or you like Tinder, guess what? You could be a shareowner in the company that owns Tinder, and beyond just Match.com and Tinder, Match Group has 30 to 40 other sites appealing to many different types of people helping them find other people that they might fall in love with. Maybe get married one day. This is something that sounded bizarre 25 years ago and yet, meeting other people online and forming long-term relationships is increasingly in the top three of how we, as humans, interact with each other. Match Group is the out-and-out leader. Love the company.
Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Walt Disney Company (DIS)
When it comes to the entertainment industry, no company has a more impressive legacy than Disney. The business has been in operation for 95 years, and public since 1957. Its stock has delivered stellar returns across that latter stretch, though its share price is down roughly 5% over the last several years. Cord-cutting is casting a cloud over Disney’s media networks segment — a division that accounted for roughly 41% of sales and 30% of operating income last quarter.
These challenges have contributed to the recent stagnation and shares trading at just 14 times this year’s earnings — a valuation that looks attractive in the context of the company’s strengths and historical resilience. Disney’s parks and resorts segment has been helping to offset the networks issues, and the company is making adaptations to meet the shifting media climate — recently unveiling its ESPN Plus streaming platform and readying its own film and television streaming service.
Consider that Mickey Mouse’s animation debut in the classic Steamboat Willy cartoon occurred almost 90 years ago. Today, the character is still one of the world’s most valuable entertainment properties and generates billions in annual retail sales. Disney has an unparalleled collection of entertainment properties, and it’s set to make that advantage even more pronounced by acquiring Twenty-First Century Fox’s film and character licenses. That should help the company continue to win at the box office, drive traffic at its parks and resorts, and compete in the streaming space.
Disney’s dividend adds to its value as a long-term investment. The stock comes with a 1.7% yield, and with a payout ratio of just 24%, there’s a good chance the House of Mouse will continue to deliver payout growth. For investors willing to weather some uncertainty as the company deals with some media networks turbulence, I think Disney is a stock that’s worth owning on a 50-year timeline.