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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2021

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2021: SVB Financial Group(SIVB)

SVB Financial Group, a diversified financial services company, provides various banking and financial products and services. The company offers deposit products, such as traditional deposit and checking accounts, certificates of deposit, money market accounts, and sweep accounts, as well as lockbox and merchant services; and lending products and services, including traditional term loans, equipment loans, asset-based loans, revolving lines of credit, accounts-receivable-based lines of credits, capital call lines of credits, and credit cards. It also provides cash management products and services comprising wire transfer and automated clearing house payment services, collection services, disbursement services, electronic funds transfers, and online banking services. In addition, the company offers foreign exchange services; letters of credit, including export, import, and standby letters of credit; investment services and solutions; brokerage; asset management; investment a dvisory services, such as outsourced treasury services; and non-banking products and services, such as funds management, venture capital/private equity investment, and equity valuation services. Further, it provides private banking services comprising mortgages, home equity lines of credit, restricted stock purchase loans, and other secured and unsecured lending services. As of March 09, 2012, the company operated 26 offices in the United States and 7 offices internationally. It serves customers in the technology, venture capital/private equity, life science, wine, and clean tech industries. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SG Americas Securities LLC grew its position in shares of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) by 168.6% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 9,929 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,233 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in SVB Financial Group were worth $1,886,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) which traded up about 5% at $321.80. The stocks 52-week range is $180.33 to $333.74. Volume was 0.4 million compared to the daily average volume of 0.4 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) and SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2021: Meredith Corporation(MDP)

Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for nearly 115 years. Meredith began in 1902 as an agricultural publisher. In 1924, the Company published the first issue of Better Homes and Gardens. The Company entered the television broadcasting business in 1948. Today, Meredith uses multiple media outlets–including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile, and video–to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of our advertising and marketing partners. The Company is incorporated under the laws of the State of Iowa. Our common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MDP.
The Company operates two business segments: local media and national media. Our local media segment consists of 16 owned television stations and one operated television station located across the United States (U.S.) concentrated in fast growing markets with related digital and mobile media assets.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP), too, is a media company, as is Gray Television (NYSE: GTN). MDP owns print magazines (People, Better Homes & Gardens, InStyle, Allrecipes, Real Simple, Shape, Southern Living, Martha Stewart Living) via digital and mobile media. GTN, on the other hand, is a television broadcast company. Because of their growth, I am keeping both companies on my watch list.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund lowered its position in Meredith Co. (NYSE:MDP) by 15.0% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 246,966 shares of the company’s stock after selling 43,605 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned 0.55% of Meredith worth $12,827,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2021: Valhi Inc.(VHI)

Valhi, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the chemicals, component products, and waste management businesses. Its Chemicals segment produces and markets titanium dioxide pigment, a white inorganic pigment used to impart whiteness, brightness, and opacity for applications, such as coatings, plastics and paper, inks, food, and cosmetics. It also mines ilmenite in Norway. The company?s Component Products segment manufactures mechanical and electrical cabinet locks and other locking mechanisms, including disc tumbler locks, pin tumbler locking mechanisms, and electronic locks for the postal, transportation, furniture, banking, vending, general cabinetry, and other industries. Its security products are used in various applications, including ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets, desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, vending and gaming machines, high security medical cabinetry, electrical circuit panels, storage compartments, gas station security, bank bags, and p arking meters. It also provides furniture components comprising precision ball bearing slides and ergonomic computer support systems for use in applications, such as file cabinets, desk drawers, computer related equipment, home appliances, tool storage cabinets, imaging equipment, and automated teller machines. In addition, this segment manufactures and distributes stainless steel exhaust components, gauges, throttle controls, hardware, and accessories primarily for performance boats. Valhi?s Waste Management segment engages in processing, treating, storing, and disposing hazardous, toxic, and low-level radioactive wastes. This segment serves chemical, aerospace, and electronics businesses, as well as governmental agencies. Valhi also offers insurance brokerage and risk management services; holds marketable securities; provides utility services; and owns and develops properties. The company was founded in 1932 and is based in Dallas, Texas. Valhi, Inc. is a subsidiary of Co ntran Corporation.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday saw another solid session on Wall Street, as investors once again showed their overall comfort level with where things stand from a geopolitical and macroeconomic perspective. More pressure from aerospace giant Boeing kept the Dow from rising, but broader-based stock indexes gained as much as 0.5%. Still, some individual companies had bad news that kept them out of the rally. ADT (NYSE:ADT), Mistras Group (NYSE:MG), and Valhi (NYSE:VHI) were among the worst performers. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2021: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. provides color digital print controllers, digital inkjet printers, and business process automation solutions. The company?s Fiery products consist of stand-alone print controllers and servers connected to digital copiers and other peripheral devices; embedded and design-licensed solutions used in digital copiers and multi-functional devices; optional software integrated into controller solutions that include Fiery Central and MicroPress; Entrac, a self-service and payment solution; PrintMe, a mobile printing application; and stand-alone software-based solutions, such as proofing and scanning solutions, including ColorProof XF, Fiery XF, ColorProof eXpress, and Xflow. It also offers industrial inkjet products, including VUTEk super-wide format digital industrial inkjet printers and inks used by billboard graphics printers, commercial photo labs, sign shops, graphic screen printers, specialty commercial printers, and digital graphics providers; Rastek hybrid and flatbed entry level production UV wide format inkjet printers; and Jetrion label and packaging digital inkjet printers, integration solutions, and specialty digital UV inks for primary and secondary label applications, and industrial label or flexible packaging markets. In addition, the company provides advanced professional print software products consisting of print production workflow and management information software, including Monarch, PSI, Logic, PrintSmith, and PrintFlow; Pace, a cloud-based business process automation software; and cloud-based order entry and order management systems, which comprise Digital StoreFront, PrinterSite, and PrintSmith Site. Electronics For Imaging, Inc. offers its products through sales force and distribution arrangements primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Japan. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Foster City, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Electronics For Imaging (NASDAQ:EFII) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Hadera Paper Commits to Digital Innovation Leadership with EFI Nozomi Corrugated Press (finance.yahoo.com) Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFII) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Analysts Expect Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFII) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $263.69 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Commit To Buy Electronics for Imaging At $30, Earn 10.3% Annualized Using Options (nasdaq.com)

    Shares of EFII traded up $0.51 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $34.78. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,301 shares, compared to its average volume of 478,325. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 2.55 and a quick ratio of 2.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.50 billion, a P/E ratio of 128.59, a P/E/G ratio of 25.03 and a beta of 1.08. Electronics For Imaging has a 1-year low of $25.28 and a 1-year high of $43.89.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2021: Alimera Sciences, Inc.(ALIM)

Alimera Sciences, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, engages in the research, development, and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals in the United States, Germany, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. The company focuses on diseases affecting the back of the eye or retina. The company offers ILUVIEN, an intravitreal implant for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME), which is a disease of the retina that affects individuals with diabetes and can lead to severe vision loss and blindness. Its ILUVIEN is inserted in the back of the patients eye in a non-surgical procedure, which allows for a self-sealing wound by delivering a constant micro-dose of the non-proprietary corticosteroid fluocinolone acetonide in the eye. It has license agreement with pSivida US, Inc. for the development and sale of ILUVIEN, and a delivery device to deliver other corticosteroids to the back of the eye for the treatment and prevention of eye diseases in humans (other than uveitis) or to treat DME. Alimera Sciences, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HC Wainwright set a $3.00 price objective on Alimera Sciences (NASDAQ:ALIM) in a research note published on Thursday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    B. Riley started coverage on shares of Alimera Sciences (NASDAQ:ALIM) in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $2.75 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Alimera Sciences (NASDAQ:ALIM) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $0.76 and last traded at $0.82, with a volume of 10900 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.83.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2021: Patterson Companies, Inc.(PDCO)

Patterson Companies, Inc., incorporated on June 15, 1992, is a distributor serving the dental, veterinary and rehabilitation supply markets. The Company operates through three segments: dental supply, veterinary supply and rehabilitation supply. The Company serves the North American dental supply market, the United States and the United Kingdom veterinary supply market, and the across the world rehabilitation and assistive products supply market. The Company’s operating units include Patterson Dental, Patterson Veterinary and Patterson Medical.

Dental Supply

The dental supply segment provides a range of consumable dental products, clinical and laboratory equipment, and value-added services to dentists, dental laboratories, institutions and other dental healthcare providers across North America. Patterson Dental is a full-service supplier to dentists, dental laboratories, institutions and other healthcare professionals. Its dental business has operations in the United States and Canada. It provides consumable products, including x-ray film, restorative materials, hand instruments and sterilization products; basic and advanced technology dental equipment; practice management and clinical software; patient education systems, and office forms and stationery. Patterson Dental offers dental products, including approximately 105,500 stock keeping units (SKUs) of which approximately 5,700 are private-label products sold under the Patterson brand. Patterson Dental also offers services, including dental equipment installation, maintenance and repair, dental office design and equipment financing.

The Company offers consumable dental supplies, such as x-ray film and solutions; impression materials; restorative materials (composites and alloys); high and low-speed hand pieces; hand instruments; sterilization products; anesthetics; infection control products, such as protective clothing, gloves and facemasks; paper, cotton and other disposable products; toothbrushes, and denta! l accessories, including hand instruments, burs and diamonds. Patterson Dental, through Patterson Office Supplies, provides various printed office products, office filing supplies and practice management systems to office-based healthcare providers, including dental, veterinary and medical offices. The Company’s printed office products include custom printed products, insurance and billing forms, stationery, envelopes, business cards, labels, file folders, appointment books and other stock office supply products.

The Company offers dental equipment products, including radiography equipment, dental chairs, dental hand piece control units, diagnostic equipment, sterilizers, dental lights and compressors. Patterson Dental develops and markets its own lines (EagleSoft and Dolphin) of practice management and clinical software for dental professionals, including software for scheduling, billing, charting and capture/storage/retrieval of digital images. The Company offers custom hardware and networking solutions required for integrating the entire dental office. The Company offers other services to complement its software products, such as service agreements, software training, back-up services, electronic claims processing and billing statement processing. The Company also provides repair and maintenance services for all dental equipment. The Company provides dental office layout and design services using a computer-aided design (CAD) program.

Veterinary Supply

The veterinary supply segment is a distributor of veterinary supplies, primarily to companion-pet (dogs, cats and other common household pets) and equine veterinary clinics. The Company also provides products and services used for the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of diseases in companion animals and equine across the United States and United Kingdom. Patterson Veterinary is a distributor of veterinary supplies to animal veterinarians and veterinary clinics, public and private institutions, and shelters. ! Patterson! Veterinary offers pharmaceuticals, vaccines, parasiticides, diagnostics, prescription and non-prescription diets, nutritionals, consumable supplies, equipment and software. Patterson Veterinary’s pharmaceutical products include anesthetics, analgesics, antibiotics and ophthalmics. Its biological products are consists of vaccines and injectables.

The Company’s parasiticides are used for control of external parasites (fleas, ticks, flies, mosquitoes) and internal parasites. The Company’s diagnostics product category includes consumable in-clinic tests for detecting heartworm, Lyme disease, feline leukemia and parvovirus, as well as consumable products for measuring blood chemistry, electrolyte balance and cell counts. Veterinary pet foods consist of both specialty diets and premium pet foods. Nutritional products consist of dietary supplements, vitamins, dental chews and specialty treats. Consumable supplies include lab supplies, various types and sizes of paper goods, needles and syringes, instruments, gauze and wound dressings, sutures, latex gloves, orthopedic and casting products.

The Company sells equipment for hospital, laboratory and general surgical use within the veterinary practice. Patterson Veterinary develops and markets its own line of practice management software, INTRAVET, for veterinary professionals, including software for scheduling, billing, charting, and capture, storage and retrieval of digital images. Patterson Veterinary also develops and markets its own client education software, DIA, for veterinary professionals. It develops and markets its own Web-based client communication platform, ePetHealth, providing practitioners a suite of client offerings, such as online medical records, e-Marketing tools, client education resources and a home delivery portal. The Company’s other products and services include commissions earned on agency sales, equipment repair revenues, software maintenance contract revenue, Patterson Veterinary University (PVU) revenue and fr! eight rec! overy on shipments to customers. The Company, through its subsidiary National Veterinary Services Limited, offers veterinary diagnostic laboratory services to veterinarians, including pathology, hematology, chemistry and microbiology.

Rehabilitation Supply

The rehabilitation supply segment provides a range of distributed and self-manufactured rehabilitation medical supplies and assistive products to acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation clinics, dealers and schools. Patterson Medical is a distributor of rehabilitation medical supplies and equipment. It offers distributed and self-manufactured rehabilitation products to healthcare professionals. Patterson Medical’s consumables products include orthopedic soft goods/splints, aids to daily living products, clinical products, mobility products, pediatric seating and positioning products, and modalities products. The Company’s rehabilitation equipment consists of exercise, examination, treatment, and therapy equipment and furniture. Its equipment and software products include parallel bars, treatment tables, mat platforms, treadmills and stationary bicycles.

The Company competes with AmerisourceBergen and Idexx Laboratories.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 19th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 12th will be given a dividend of 0.26 per share on Friday, October 26th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.40%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 11th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) – Research analysts at William Blair dropped their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Patterson Companies in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, August 30th. William Blair analyst J. Kreger now forecasts that the company will earn $0.34 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.41. William Blair also issued estimates for Patterson Companies’ Q3 2019 earnings at $0.38 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.31 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.41 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $0.43 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) had its price objective decreased by Morgan Stanley from $21.00 to $19.00 in a report released on Friday. Morgan Stanley currently has an underweight rating on the stock.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2021: International Paper Company(IP)

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The company operates through three segments: Industrial Packaging, Printing Papers, and Consumer Packaging. The Industrial Packaging segment manufactures containerboards, including linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium, and saturating kraft. The Printing Papers segment produces printing and writing papers, such as uncoated papers for end use applications, including brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards, books, annual reports, and direct mail, as well as envelopes, tablets, business forms, and file folders. This segment sells uncoated papers under the Hammermill, Springhill, Williamsburg, Postmark, Accent, Great White, Chamex, Ballet, Rey, Pol, and Svetocopy brand names. It also produces pulp for manufacturing printing, writing, and specialty papers, as well as towels and tissues, filtration products, diapers, and sanitary napkins. The Consumer Packaging segment offers coated paperboard for various packaging and commercial printing end uses, such as food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, computer software, and tobacco products under the Everest, Fortress, and Starcote brand name. This segment also produces cups, lids, food containers, and plates. The company sells its packaging products, paper products, and other products directly to end users and converters, as well as through agents, resellers, and paper distributors. International Paper Company was founded in 1898 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of International Paper Co (NYSE:IP) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have given a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $54.30.

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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of International Paper (NYSE:IP) rose more than 17% last month, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence. There wasn’t any company-specific news to drive the stock higher throughout the month, but shares rose with the broader market following the sell-off at the end of 2018. That’s not to say the move higher wasn’t deserved, however.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2021: Arrow Electronics, Inc.(ARW)

Arrow Electronics, Inc. provides products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Global Components and Global Enterprise Computing Solutions. The Global Components segment distributes semiconductor products and related services; passive, electro-mechanical, and interconnect products consisting primarily of capacitors, resistors, potentiometers, power supplies, relays, switches, and connectors; and computing and memory products, as well as other products and services. The Global Enterprise Computing Solutions segment offers computing solutions, including datacenter, cloud, security, and analytics solutions. This segment provides access to various services, including engineering and integration support, warehousing and logistics, marketing resources, and authorized hardware and software training. The company serves original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, and other commercial customers. Arrow Electronics, Inc. was founded in 1935 and is based in Centennial, Colorado.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Arrow Global Group PLC (LON:ARW)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as GBX 222.50 ($2.90) and last traded at GBX 227.50 ($2.96), with a volume of 220924 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 226.50 ($2.95).

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2021: Team, Inc.(TISI)

Introduction. Unless otherwise indicated, the terms “Team, Inc.,” “Team,” “the Company,” “we,” “our” and “us” are used in this report to refer to Team, Inc., to one or more of our consolidated subsidiaries or to all of them taken as a whole. We are incorporated in the State of Delaware and our company website can be found at www.teaminc.com. Our corporate headquarters is located at 13131 Dairy Ashford, Suite 600, Sugar Land, Texas, 77478 and our telephone number is (281) 331-6154. Our stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) under the symbol “TISI.” On November 10, 2015, we announced a change of our fiscal year end to December 31 of each calendar year from May 31. This transition report is for the seven-month transition period of June 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Team, Inc. (NYSE:TISI) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $26.00.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2021: Netease.com Inc.(NTES)

NetEase.com, Inc., an Internet technology company, engages in the development of applications, services, and other technologies for the Internet in China. It provides online game services to Internet users through the in-house development or licensing of massively multi-player online role-playing games, including Fantasy Westward Journey, Westward Journey Online II, Westward Journey Online III, Tianxia II, Heroes of Tang Dynasty, and Datang, as well as the licensed game, Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft. The company also offers online advertising on its Web sites. In addition, NetEase has paid listings on its search engine and Web directory, and classified advertising services, as well as an online mall, which provides opportunities for e-commerce and traditional businesses to establish their own storefront on the Internet. Further, it provides wireless value-added services, such as news and information content, matchmaking services, music, and photos from the We b over SMS, MMS, WAP, IVR, and Color Ring-back Tone technologies. Additionally, the company offers community services, including instant messaging, online personal advertisements, matchmaking, alumni clubs, and community forums; and aggregates news content on world events, sports, science and technology, and financial markets, as well as entertainment content, such as cartoons, games, astrology, and jokes from over 100 international and domestic content providers. NetEase.com, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Beijing, the People?s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Shares of NetEase(NASDAQ:NTES)fell 11.4%% in February, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence. Despite positive momentum for Chinese tech stocks and the broader market, the online media company’s share price tumbled in the lead-up to its fourth-quarter earnings release.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Its live broadcasting revenue surged as it added more virtual gifts and premium content, the ad business benefited from more brand ads and the introduction of performance-based ads in the prior year quarter, and its e-commerce business — which was recently integrated into Alibaba’s Taobao marketplace — saw a spike in product sales. Bilibili’s recent acquisition of NetEase’s (NASDAQ:NTES) online comics business should further bolster its “other” revenue.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) reported its fourth-quarter earnings onFeb. 20. Its revenue rose 36% annually to RMB 19.84 billion ($2.89 billion), which missed the USD guidance by $20 million but marked its third straight quarter of accelerating sales growth.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now

We’re now just past the halfway mark of the year, which means businesses will soon be announcing second-quarter 2018 operating results. But investors don’t necessarily have to wait for management teams to hop on quarterly earnings conference calls to know if a stock is a buy this July.

Sometimes a high-yield stock gets punished without good reason, Sometimes an industry leader is quietly positioning itself to exploit a market rebound, and sometimes it’s just tough to pass up a global energy leader boasting a 6% dividend yield while it transitions to renewable energy fits that bill. Here’s why they’re my top stocks to buy in July.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: International Paper Company(IP)

Entering 2018, International Paper stock had kept pace with the total returns of the S&P 500 over the previous three years. But shares are down 11% year to date just past the halfway mark. That sets up an intriguing opportunity for long-term investors with an appetite for dividends, as the stock currently yields 3.6%. Management has big plans for increasing that over time.

As one of the leading manufacturers of cardboard and with a stable of low-cost production facilities in North America, International Paper has expertly exploited the growing trend of online shopping in the last decade. In the last five years, the business has averaged $1.9 billion in free cash flow. Management intends to deploy 40% to 50% of that in efforts to create shareholder value, either through share buybacks or dividend increases (or lately, both). 

While a massive deal to acquire peer Smurfit Kappa was abandoned in early June, there are still other long-term growth opportunities for investors to look forward to. For instance, International Paper owns part of a joint venture in Russia called Ilim, which just delivered record equity earnings of $92 million in the first quarter of 2018. That compares to $183 million in all of last year. Throw in continued portfolio optimization efforts, together with low-cost production, and the company is poised to keep making progress on its near- and short-term goals while rewarding investors with a hefty dividend.  

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Weight Watchers International Inc(WTW)

Weight Watchers stock has rallied tremendously in the last few years. However, trading at a forward price to earnings ratio of 27, WTW stock is still priced at a reasonably level.

The company reported significantly better than expected first-quarter results, citing strong recruitment trends. Its membership reached a record 4.6 million, and its total paid weeks jumped 27% year-over-year last quarter. Furthermore, the company predicted that its overall revenue would surge almost 20% in fiscal 2018.

A number of analysts were very enthusiastic about the outlook for Weight Watchers in the wake of the results.

For example, SunTrust analyst Michael Swartz started coverage of WTW stock with a $90 price target and a “buy” rating on May 15. According to the analyst, who was upbeat about the company’s strategy, Weight Watcher’s products are “one of the first stops” for someone considering a structured weight loss program, The Fly reported.

Also starting Weight Watchers stock with a “buy” rating was Bank of America’s Olivia Tong. The analyst, who placed a $95 price target on Weight Watchers stock, wrote that the company “has a proven operational model and sustainable momentum,” The Fly noted.

Finally, Craig-Hallum’s Alex Fuhrman expects the company’s summer ads to cause its recruiting trends to accelerate, The Fly noted. He kept a $120 price target and a “buy” rating on Weight Watchers stock.

WTW has excelled at recruiting well-known, highly respected celebrities to endorse its products. Of course, the company has convinced Oprah Winfrey to invest in Weight Watchers stock and tout its products in ads. More recently, the company signed up music producer DJ Khaled and actor Kevin Smith in an effort to appeal to more young people and males.

Judging by Weight Watcher’s first-quarter results, that effort seems to be bearing fruit.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Aphria Inc. (APHQF)

Aphria is one of the Canadian marijuana stocks that has experienced a miserable year so far. Its stock is currently down 39% since the beginning of 2018 — and that reflects improvement over the last couple of months.

However, most of the same catalysts for Canopy Growth also apply to Aphria. The company should be a big winner from recreational marijuana legalization in Canada. Aphria is on pace to produce 225,000 kilograms of cannabis annually by early 2019. The company also has a solid retail distribution network thanks to its recent deal with Southern Glazer’s, the largest wine and spirits distributor in North America.

Like Canopy Growth, Aphria has targeted the global medical marijuana market. If U.S. laws change to prevent interference with states that have legalized marijuana, Aphria should be in great shape to jump into the U.S. market because of its relationship with Liberty Health Sciences. It’s even possible that Aphria could join Canopy by moving into the cannabis-infused beverage business: Reports surfaced recently that Molson Coors Brewing is in discussions with Aphria and three other Canadian marijuana growers about a potential deal.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019

In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill asks Million Dollar Portfolio’s Jason Moser, Hidden Gems Canada’s David Kretzmann, and Total Income’s Ron Gross about the companies they’re most intrigued by this week and why.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: AbbVie Inc.(ABBV)

If you typically don’t invest in healthcare, you might not know that shares in the biopharma giant AbbVie fell out of favor last month, following disappointing news on its solid-tumor cancer drug, Rova-T.

AbbVie had hoped definitive midstage trial data for Rova-T could allow it to file for accelerated approval from the Food and Drug Administration, but unfortunately, the data wasn’t good enoughfor that to happen. Instead, the company will need to wait until results from future trials are available before it submits Rova-T for approval, and that could mean a wait of a year or more.

The setback caused AbbVie’s shares to fall by more than 20%, but it’s far from a deal-breaker for the company. Importantly, the sell-off could be creating a great opportunity to add this top dividend stock to your income portfolio.

AbbVie inherited Abbott Labs’ dividend track record when it was spun off in 2013, so it’s considered a Dividend Aristocrat. It appears to take that badge of honor seriously, because its quarterly dividend has increased to $0.96 from $0.40 since its initial public offering.

Following the drop in its shares, its forward dividend yield has increased to almost 4%. That’s a healthy dividend for any company, but what really makes AbbVie an interesting buy is that its dividend could continue climbing because of double-digit revenue growth. In Q1 2018, sales grew 21% year over year. And since generic biosimilars to its best-seller, Humira, aren’t expected in the U.S. until 2023, there’s plenty of opportunity for investors to own AbbVie and pocket increasingly larger dividend checks.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.(BRK.B)

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is already worth nearly a half-trillion dollars. But it’s not crazy to think that the stock could double over the next 10 years. A doubling over a decade requires a compound annual growth rate of just about 7.2%. That’s a little more than one-third of the historical growth rate of both Berkshire’s book value and its stock price.

In other words, Berkshire doesn’t need to hit home runs for the stock to double from here. It just needs to keep doing what it’s been doing. Under Buffett’s leadership, the conglomerate has built up a collection of high-quality businesses with durable competitive advantages that should throw off increasing amounts of cash as time goes on. That cash can be invested in even more high-quality businesses, picked by Buffett or his eventual successors.

Of course, if the broader market goes nowhere over the next decade, perhaps because valuations today are historically high, Berkshire could follow suit and fall short of doubling. But Berkshire’s earnings will likely rise substantially over that time, making the stock more attractive and planting the seeds of future gains.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Leju Holdings Limited(LEJU)

Leju Holdings Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:LEJU) has gotten some attention over the years because it’s one of China’s largest online and offline real estate companies.

When real estate was hot in China, and the tech firms were rolling out like donuts off a Krispy Kreme line, LEJU was one of the speculative darlings that were getting a fair amount of attention in the U.S.

It still has a $149 million market cap, which isn’t huge, but is decent for a tech start-up.

However, the real estate boom is China has cooled and the government is looking to keep things on the cool side moving forward until it can sort out the strength of the recovery. LEJU is off 65% in the past year as a result.

There are plenty of better ideas out there now to take advantage of China’s long-term growth.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: PDL BioPharma, Inc.(PDLI)

PDL Biopharma stock is up 18% over the last 12 months, a performance that beats the S&P 500index of large-cap stocks. Like Novavax, though, PDL was up a lot more at one point. An attempt to buy Neos Therapeutics that was later abandoned contributed primarily to the stock pullback.

It wasn’t long ago that PDL Biopharma claimed one of the biggest healthcare dividend yields on the market, with the company receiving royalties from blockbuster drugs including Avastin and Herceptin. However, the company’s patents expired, its royalties dwindled, and PDL was forced to eliminate its dividend and try to reinvent itself.

That reinvention effort resulted in PDL Biopharma investing in income-generating opportunities. In 2016, the company bought Noden Pharma, picking up blood pressure drug Tekturna with the deal. PDL’s long-term success hinges on its ability to make more strategic deals that generate solid returns.

PDL Biopharma claims one distinction that few companies can: Its cash stockpile is roughly the same as its market cap. The company reported cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities totaling $405 million at the end of the first quarter. At the time of this writing, PDL’s market cap is $407 million.   

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: International Paper Company(IP)

Despite the misconception, the paper industry is one of the most environmentally friendly and energy efficient industries on the planet. Most pulp is sourced from responsibly managed forests, fibers are often recycled into new products, wastewater is often managed efficiently, and wood liquid wastes from the pulping process provides most of the energy needed for industrial mills. In fact, wood products and wood liquids generated nearly as much electricity in the United States in 2017 as utility scale solar facilities.

International Paper (NYSE: IP) wants to take things even further. The company, a leading producer of cardboard that’s cashing in on online shopping trends, has a laundry list of efficiency goals aimed at helping the business and the environment. That includes increasing fiber recycling an additional 15% (the United States boasts a 64% recovery rate), improving energy efficiency of purchased power by 15% (it generates 75% of its energy from wood wastes on site), and improving water management.

The cost-saving moves should help bolster the company’s already-strong $2 billion in annual free cash flow — cementing International Paper as a blue chip dividend stock.