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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now

If you haven’t noticed, there has been a lot of talk about something that we haven’t heard about for almost a decade — inflation.

For the past nearly 10 years, the Federal Reserve and all the central banks in all the industrialized nations have been managing interest rates to keep them outrageously low until the financial system had a chance to right itself.

Now, we’re in the next phase of that great experiment. Economies are coming back online and central banks are starting to raise interest rates to keep inflation a bay while not shutting off the green shoots of growth.

But this isn’t a science. It’s a bit messy. It means that growth will be more uneven than it has been in the past. And you need to find firms with solid sales earnings growth as well as technical and fundamental strengths to keep the profits rolling.

These are seven fast-growing stocks to buy today that will keep you in good stead for years to come.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Welltower Inc.(WELL)

Another REIT I have my eye on is healthcare REIT Welltower, the largest real estate investment trust that specializes in healthcare properties and one of the largest REITs of any kind in the market.

Healthcare REITs have also been one of the sector’s underperformers recently, especially those that own senior housing. One big factor is that there are fears of oversupply in the senior housing industry. And to be clear, I’m not refuting that — developers have certainly produced new inventory faster than the growth rate of the market.

However, oversupply is a temporary problem, especially with a long-term growth opportunity as big as senior housing. And as a result of it, along with overall REIT weakness, Welltower trades for less than 13 times last year’s FFO.

Welltower owns nearly 1,300 healthcare properties, the majority of which are senior-oriented. Approximately 72% of the company’s NOI comes from senior housing and another 11% comes from long-term care properties. The other 17% of the portfolio is made up of outpatient medical facilities, and while this isn’t a senior-specific property type, they do make a disproportionately large amount of their money from older patients.

Here’s why you should care, especially if you measure your investment time horizon in decades. The U.S. population is aging rapidly, due to a combination of the massive baby boomer generation and generally longer life expectancies. In fact, the 65-and-older population is projected to roughly double by 2050 (when the oldest millennials will be pushing 70), and the 85-and-older population is expected to double in just 20 years.

This should create a huge, sustained growth in demand for senior-focused healthcare, and with such a high concentration of these properties, Welltower is in a good position to benefit. Furthermore, Welltower has the financial strength to develop properties in high-barrier urban markets, like Manhattan and Toronto, where the company is currently building senior living facilities. These properties provide the company a big edge over competitors, as 65% and 73% of the seniors in those respective cities want to stay.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Chevron has a good reputation for paying dividends. Not only does the oil giant have a yield of 3.6% right now, it’s also made annual dividend increases for more than 30 years. The most recent boost came earlier this year, taking the quarterly payout up by 4% to $1.12 per share.

Offshore drilling rig at sea with small boat in background.

IMAGE SOURCE: CHEVRON.

Many oil companies have had to adjust to lower crude prices by finding ways to enhance production rates by adding to their assets. Yet at least so far, Chevron has avoided that strategic direction, instead focusing its efforts on cost reduction and making the most of its current production assets. Chevron isn’t giving up on strategic acquisitions and other investments, but anticipated annual spending levels of $18 billion to $20 billion aren’t nearly as large as they might seem for a company its size. With the recent rise in oil prices, Chevron’s bigger bet on the long-term promise of various shale plays across the U.S. could pay off without nearly as big a shift in its business model. And that could prove to be the best possible outcome for this global oil giant.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) shares look ready to resume the upward march that started late last summer, more than doubling off of its September low into the high set in March.

A profit-taking pullback ensued, but the bulls are on the charge again pushing shares up and over their 50-day moving average. Aegis analysts highlighted in a recent note to clients that both Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) and Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) have announced partnerships to deliver content — including live and unique programming — on the platform.

The company will next report results on July 26 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of 16 cents per share on revenues of $696.4 million. When the company last reported on April 25, earnings of 16 cents per share beat estimates by five cents on a 21.3% rise in revenues.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Phillips 66(PSX)

Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) is a welcome breath of fresh air in the energy space. That’s because while many energy stocks were slowing dividend growth down to a trickle during the oil-price collapse starting in summer 2014 – or even cutting payouts – Phillips 66 has kept the income pipeline flowing.

Namely, since 2014, this refiner and midstream company has juiced its dividend by nearly 80%, including a substantial 11% hike last year.

PSX should have plenty of ammunition for another dividend increase come early May, when it typically makes an announcement. That’s because the company reported yet another excellent quarter a couple months ago that beat the pants off analyst estimates – profits of $1.07 per share were well ahead of the consensus estimate of 86 cents.

But the spending won’t end there. Phillips 66 also plans to spend $500 million more on capital expenditures in 2018 than it did in 2017, which should fuel growth over the coming years.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019

Penny stocks are great opportunities for retail investors to make triple-digit gains in a matter of days, but it can be like finding a needle in a haystack. In order to help Money Morning readers profit, we’re bringing you the five top penny stocks to watch in April 2018.

While a few penny stocks have great growth potential, the truth is that many of these low-cost stocks have very little chance of providing investors with a profit. In an effort to avoid losing your investment, it’s important to identify penny stocks that have strong financials and a good chance for growth.

In order to protect our investments, we follow five rules for investing in penny stocks – take a look at them on the right.

And based on our analysis, these are the five penny stocks to watch right now…

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: BlackBerry Limited(BB)

Yes, that Blackberry Ltd (NYSE:BB). While the company is a ghost of its former glory on the smartphone front, it’s important to remember that the intellectual property and enterprise software potential of this once-dominant tech stock is still quite promising.

Considering that Wall Street has deeply discounted BB stock, that may be the perfect time for aggressive investors to pile in.

The new incarnation of BlackBerry is engaged mainly in software instead of hardware. And its longstanding reputation for the most secure platform out there has made it particularly attractive lately in the age of hacking and malware. This cybersecurity function and enterprise potential make it attractive both as an acquisition target and as a standalone enterprise.

Although revenue is expected to dip this year, it will still come in at more than $900 million, while the company sits on a cash cushion of over $2.4 billion — so let’s not hear uninformed talk of how BlackBerry is going under.

Shares surged from $7 to $14 during one stretch in 2017, and now that it has rolled back a bit it is time to consider buying in once more. There are high hopes that the company will make a name for itself in an age of cybersecurity and increasingly connected devices, or that an acquisition is likely.

It may never get back to its old glory, but a buy-in under $12 a share could very well result in a doubler or even a tripler for savvy investors who stick with BB through 2018.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Newfield does not pay a dividend, but there are energy stocks in rising trends that do. Of the major companies, Chevron (CVX, $122.31) has many favorable characteristics, including a 3.6% dividend yield.

Chevron’s quarterly earnings have been mostly trending higher since early 2016. Analysts expect that trend to continue with a sizeable jump in their estimates for Q1 2018, due for release later this week.

The company raised its dividend Jan. 31, which is always welcomed by investors. And Chevron’s stock price reacts to crude oil price changes, so the commodity provides additional wind in the stock’s sails.

 

In early February, despite reporting higher earnings than the quarter before, analysts expected more. The stock tumbled, likely exacerbated by the sudden and steep drop in the broader market when leading technology stocks finally pulled back. Technical indicators suggested that the reaction was overdone as very little money left the stock. In essence, it provided a nice buying opportunity and, with the rally in April, the bulls are back in charge.

A run at the all-time high set in 2014 is not much of a stretch from current price levels. If and when it gets there, we will have to see how it reacts. Continued short-term strength would be a good sign that CVX can rally for much of the rest of the year.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Vail Resorts, Inc.(MTN)

Hotel Stocks to Buy: Vail Resorts (MTN)

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You might think it odd that I’m recommending Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN), a company primarily known as an operator of ski resorts, but the truth is, MTN does a lot of business in the summer and hopes to do more.

In the company’s first quarter ended Oct. 31, 2017, the quarter that best reflects its summer business, it lost $103.7 million on $220.9 million in revenue. It’s normal for Vail Resorts to lose money in the first quarter.

However, management was happy with its summer results.

“Perisher performed very well in the first quarter with outstanding conditions in September that led to strong visitation and revenue growth across the business,” stated its Q1 2018 press release. “Whistler Blackcomb’s robust summer business also performed well with strong performance in its world-class mountain biking operations, summer activities and sightseeing.”

As the premier ski resort operator in North America, anything it does in the summer months is gravy. Delivering revenue per available room (RevPAR) growth in double digits at both the hotels it owns and condos it manages, the summer business is more than holding its own.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN)

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares are making a move on the $1,500 threshold again, rising above their 50-day and 20-day moving averages to return to levels last seen in late March. President Trump, who has criticized the company and its CEO Jeff Bezos, has quieted his Twitter feed lately and held off on threats to reexamine its relationship with the U.S. Postal Service.

The company will next report results on April 26, after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.32-per-share on revenues of nearly $50 billion. When the company last reported on Feb. 1, earnings of $2.19-beat-estimates by 36 cents on a 38.2% rise in revenues.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.(SPB)

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Spectrum Brands, Inc. (NYSE:SPB) is in the middle of a major transformation that would test the mettle of any mid-cap company.

First, in January, Spectrum announced that it would seek buyers for its global batteries and appliances businesses so that it could focus on its higher margin, faster-growing businesses.

So far, it’s agreed to sell Rayovac batteries to Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) for $2.0 billion. It still is accepting offers for its Remington appliances business.

Then in February, it announced that it would merge with its majority owner, HRG Group Inc (NYSE:HRG), a $10 billion transaction that provides HRG shareholders with greater liquidity and a singular focus.

Finally, on April 26, Spectrum announced weaker than expected earnings and guidance along with news CEO Andreas Rouvé was being replaced after three years in the job.

All in all, it’s been a very turbulent four months for the company.

However, looking at the glass half full, its continuing operations will still make at least $600 million in fiscal 2018. Trading at less than ten times cash flow, SPB stock is cheaper than it’s been since 2011.

Top 5 Penny Stocks To Invest In 2019

Industrial stocks may not get the same press or recognition as its consumer or tech brethren, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great options for investors. In fact, some industrial companies have been generating returns for investors for over a century. 

While you may not recognize the products they make if you saw them, right now I think these stocks following are great buys for investors, and could even be called industrial growth stocks.

Top 5 Penny Stocks To Invest In 2019: Synalloy Corporation(SYNL)

Little-Known Stocks to Buy: Synalloy (SYNL)

Source: Maciek Lulko (Modified)

 

Synalloy Corp (NASDAQ:SYNL) makes stainless steel and carbon steel piping as well as specialty chemicals. That alone isn’t going to get many heartbeats racing.

However, when you add to this description that it specializes in the oil and gas industry and has been a player there since 1945, your pulse may quicken a bit.

Its chemicals are used to maintain tank farms as well as water storage containers (think fracking wastewater). Its pipes are in demand on rigs, in storage farms and at fracking operations.

As the U.S. energy industry starts to build, so will the opportunities for SYNL.

Up almost 39% year to date, with a $163 million market cap, there’s still plenty of growth left here

Top 5 Penny Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.(RHP)

Hotel Stocks to Buy: Ryman Hospitality Properties (RHP)

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If you’re a fan of country music, you’re sure to be familiar with Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc (NYSE:RHP) or at least some of its assets. They include the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville as well as the Ryman Auditorium, home to the Opry for more than 30 years until moving to its current location in 1974.

Ryman Hospitality Properties owns a nicely diversified portfolio of hotel and entertainment assets — which generate approximately $357 million in adjusted EBITDA annually, almost one-third of it from its Gaylord Opryland Resort, which delivers 600,000 square feet of meeting space, making it a favorite of meeting planners everywhere.

Over the past five years, Roman’s grown revenue and adjusted EBITDA by 11% and 20% compounded annually generating some of the best RevPAR in the U.S. hotel industry.

The entertainment assets might not deliver significant revenue but they do bring people to Nashville, and those people need a place to stay. I think this part of the business will surprise a lot of people in the years ahead.

Plus, it’s hard not to like RHP’s 4.1% yield.

Top 5 Penny Stocks To Invest In 2019: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Shares in California-based oil giant Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) are up 7% in the last month — this figure rises to 13% on a three-month basis. Crucially, Chevron has among the highest leverage to oil prices vs peers. In 2017, for example, Chevron produced 2.728 million net oil-equivalent barrels per day.

RBC Capital’s Biraj Borkhataria explains that “Higher commodity prices are obviously a catalyst for any commodity producer, but Chevron would likely benefit more than peers given its high operating leverage, especially with its liquids-heavy exposure.” At the same time, says Borkhataria, “in a higher oil price environment, underlying CFFO [cash flow from operations] could surprise positively (to our $27bn estimate).”

And, “in stark contrast” to rival Exxon, CVX is outperforming right now. “(Chevron’s) positive first-quarter result was an encouraging sign that Chevron is executing well and we remain constructive on the company’s long-term, shareholder-friendly plan,” Barclays’ Paul Cheng wrote earlier this month. With this in mind, he boosted his price target on Chevron to $145 (12% upside potential).

Overall, Chevron boasts five buy ratings and only one hold rating from top-performing analysts. These analysts see Chevron shares rising a further 13% to hit $145. Luckily for shareholders, Chevron is also one of the best Dividend Aristocrats out there with a 3.46% dividend yield.

Top 5 Penny Stocks To Invest In 2019: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

If you bought $1,000 of Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) stock a year ago, today you’d have a $68 gain for your troubles. However, if you bought $1,000 of TRIP stock in November, you would have a $610 gain, or almost 10 times the paper profit. Needless to say, the past 12 months have been a bit of rollercoaster ride for TRIP … but if its latest earnings are any indication, the next 12 months might be a little smoother.

The travel site — it actually has a bunch of different sites in addition to TripAdvisor — was expected to earn 16 cents a share in the first quarter but reported $0.30, 88% higher than the estimate.

“In February we outlined our expectation of approximately flat consolidated adjusted Ebitda in 2018 compared to 2017,” stated its Q1 2018 press release. “Our solid start to the year makes us more positive, and we now expect to deliver year-over-year consolidated adjusted EBITDA growth in 2018.”

That right there is the big driver of TRIP stock since February. While its hotel segment is continuing to see lower revenue, its non-hotel business, which includes restaurant reviews and vacation rentals, is experiencing significant growth.

I’d continue to follow the non-hotel segment’s progress. That’s what will drive TRIP stock in the future.

Top 5 Penny Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sonoco Products Company(SON)

Sonoco Products Co (NYSE:SON) moved its quarterly dividend higher by 5%, increasing it from 39 cents per share to 41 cents. The manufacturer of industrial and consumer packaging products will pay its higher dividend to shareholders of record as of May 11 on June 8. Because of this, SON shares trade ex-dividend on May 10.
SON Dividend Yield: 3.20%