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Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Cravings for Mexican beer continue to grow at a fast pace in the U.S., while the taste for domestic beers lags. Sales of imports increased 8.4% last year, driven by Mexican beers, which represented about 70% of sales of imported beer, according to data from IRI Worldwide. Nine Mexican beer brands ranked in the U.S. Top 54 by sales.

Domestic premium beers like Bud, Coors, and Miller still dominate, with about 40% of sales in the U.S. market.But the premium brands saw sales in dollars erode by 2.9% in 2017, according to information from IRI.

Craft beers and domestic ultra-premiums like Michelob Ultra are attracting consumers, with revenue up 5.6% and 11.3% respectively in 2017. But with IRI data showing craft beers holding 12% of the U.S. market and ultra-premiums 7%, it takes both to roughly equal the sales power of imports.

Constellation Brands sells some of the top-selling Mexican beers in America and isn’t content to simply ride the wave of popularity. The company continues to look for new ways to grow.

Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TrueBlue Inc.(TBI)

TrueBlue, Inc. provides temporary blue-collar staffing services in the United States. It supplies on demand general labor to various industries under the Labor Ready brand; skilled labor to manufacturing and logistics industries under the Spartan Staffing brand; and trades people for commercial, industrial, and residential construction, and building and plant maintenance industries under the CLP Resources brand. The company also provides mechanics and technicians to the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul, aerospace manufacturing, and assembly industries, as well as to other transportation industries under the Plane Techs brand; and temporary drivers to the transportation and distribution industries under the Centerline brand. It primarily serves small and medium-size businesses. The company was formerly known as Labor Ready, Inc. and changed its name to TrueBlue, Inc. in December 2007. TrueBlue, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Tacoma, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Trueblue (NYSE:TBI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday morning.

    Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on TBI. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Trueblue from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 12th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price objective on shares of Trueblue from $26.00 to $24.00 and set a market perform rating for the company in a research report on Monday, February 11th. TheStreet cut shares of Trueblue from a b- rating to a c rating in a research report on Monday, December 31st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group decreased their price objective on shares of Trueblue from $31.00 to $25.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company. Trueblue presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $26.00.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    TrueBlue Inc (NYSE:TBI)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. lifted its holdings in Trueblue Inc (NYSE:TBI) by 18.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 30,550 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,700 shares during the period. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.’s holdings in Trueblue were worth $823,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Trueblue (NYSE:TBI) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Trueblue earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.3296498009881 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)

Nordstrom, Inc., a fashion specialty retailer, offers apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories for women, men, and children in the United States. It offers a selection of brand name and private label merchandise. The company sells its products through various channels, including Nordstrom full-line stores, off-price Nordstrom Rack stores, Jeffrey? boutiques, treasure & bond, and Last Chance clearance stores; and its online store, nordstrom.com, as well as through catalog. Nordstrom also provides a private label card, two Nordstrom VISA credit cards, and a debit card for Nordstrom purchases. The company?s credit and debit cards feature a shopping-based loyalty program. As of September 30, 2011, it operated 222 stores, including 117 full-line stores, 101 Nordstrom Racks, 2 Jeffrey boutiques, 1 treasure & bond store, and 1 clearance store in 30 states. The company was founded in 1901 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Over the past decade, Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) has been one of the most forward-thinking department stores in terms of rolling out new technology and testing innovative ways to serve customers. However, you wouldn’t know it from the company’s financial results.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Now, here’s a closer look at today’s Money Morning insight, the most important market events, and stocks to watch.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Friday
    Bloomberg reported Thursday that the United States and China are getting closer to finalizing a trade deal that would eliminate tariffs and improve relations between the world’s two largest economies. According to reports, the deal would be completed and signed by both U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping by mid-May. Trade officials have said that both countries are making steady progress on a deal and that more updates are coming soon. Money Morning Special Contributor Matt Piepenburg shows you how to trade the ongoing developments between the United States and China right here. The earnings season continued today with a wave of news in the retail sector. First, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced plans to split into two separate public companies. Its Old Navy brand will become a standalone company, while its Gap and Banana Republic brands remain under the same organization. GPS shares popped 21% on the news. Meanwhile, Nordstrom Inc.(NYSE: JWN) added 1.5% after the firm released a 2019 outlook that topped Wall Street expectations. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to save a deal with Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). According to CNBC, the governor is asking the e-commerce giant to reconsider its decision to abandon a plan to open a second headquarters in Long Island City. Last month, Amazon walked away from a plan to create 25,000 jobs (at an average salary of $150,000) after pushback from local public officials. The company was to receive $3 billion in tax incentives. The New York Times reported Thursday that Cuomo had numerous conversations with Amazon executives about reconsidering company plans.
    Money Morning Insight of the Day

    We just held a live event with former Speaker of the House John Boehner and the most powerful people in the cannabis world for one important rea

Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems for various surgical procedures, including urologic, gynecologic, cardiothoracic, general, and head and neck surgeries. Its da Vinci surgical system consists of a surgeon?s console or consoles, a patient-side cart, a 3-D vision system, and proprietary ?wristed? instruments. The company?s da Vinci surgical system translates the surgeon?s natural hand movements on instrument controls at the console into corresponding micro-movements of instruments positioned inside the patient through small puncture incisions, or ports. It also manufactures a range of EndoWrist instruments, which incorporate wrist joints for natural dexterity for various surgical procedures. Its EndoWrist instruments consist of forceps, scissors, electrocautery, scalpels, and other surgical tools. In addition, it sells various vision and accessory products for use in conjunction with the da Vinci Surgical System as surgical procedures are performed. The company?s accessory products include sterile drapes used to ensure a sterile field during surgery; vision products, such as replacement 3-D stereo endoscopes, camera heads, light guides, and other items. It markets its products through sales representatives in the United States, and through sales representatives and distributors in international markets. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    For this episode, it’s time to check in on not one but two such samplers. First, it’s been one year since he offered up “Five Stocks I Own That You Should Too.” Those were Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ:ATVI), Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG),Intuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG), Match Group(NASDAQ:MTCH), and Zillow(NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), and he’ll review their progress with senior analystJim Mueller.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Medifast, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of weight management and disease management products, and other consumable health and diet products in the United States. The company?s product lines include weight and disease management, meal replacement, and vitamins. It also operates weight control centers that offer Medifast programs for weight loss and maintenance, customized patient counseling, and inbody composition analysis. The company markets its products under the Medifast and Essential brand names, including shakes, appetite suppression shakes, women?s health shakes, diabetics shakes, joint health shakes, coronary health shakes, calorie burn drinks, calorie burn flavor infusers, antioxidant shakes, antioxidant flavor infusers, bars, crunch bars, soups, chili, oatmeal, pudding, scrambled eggs, hot cocoa, cappuccino, chai latte, iced teas, fruit drinks, pretzels, puffs, brownie, pancakes, soy crisps, crackers, and omega 3 and digestive health products. Medifast Inc. sells its products through various channels of distribution comprising Web, call center, independent health advisors, medical professionals, weight loss clinics, and direct consumer marketing supported via the phone and the Web; Take Shape for Life, a physician led network of independent health coaches; and weight control centers. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MediBloc [MED] (CURRENCY:MED) traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on February 16th. MediBloc [MED] has a total market capitalization of $19.63 million and $281,103.00 worth of MediBloc [MED] was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, MediBloc [MED] has traded down 27.6% against the U.S. dollar. One MediBloc [MED] token can currently be bought for $0.0066 or 0.00000100 BTC on major exchanges including Coinrail, Bibox and Gate.io.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its stake in Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED) by 12.4% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 5,781 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 640 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Medifast were worth $926,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MediBloc [QRC20] (MED) is a proof-of-work (PoW) token that uses the HybridScryptHash256 hashing algorithm. It was first traded on January 3rd, 2014. MediBloc [QRC20]’s total supply is 4,097,545,844 tokens and its circulating supply is 2,966,384,100 tokens. The official website for MediBloc [QRC20] is medibloc.org/en. MediBloc [QRC20]’s official Twitter account is @MEDDevTeam. The Reddit community for MediBloc [QRC20] is /r/MediBloc and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. MediBloc [QRC20]’s official message board is medium.com/@MediBloc.

Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.(BWLD)

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. engages in the ownership, operation, and franchise of restaurants in the United States. The company provides quick casual and casual dining services, as well as serves bottled beers, wines, and liquor. As of July 26, 2011, it had 773 Buffalo Wild Wings locations in 45 states in the United States, as well as in Canada. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    That’s not to say it was a quiet day for every stock on the market. With earnings season ramping up, brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) and restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) served as an exercise in contrast as investors reacted to their respective quarterly reports.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainmenttripling in valuebefore falling back whilesmall cap upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant ownerRCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK) began taking off in 2016 and small capBuffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) is being acquired by Arbys Restaurant Group:

Best Growth Stocks To Watch Right Now

Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent was forced to apologize after describing the U.K. economy as “menopausal,” putting the central bank in a new communications controversy.

The remarks in an interview with the Daily Telegraph sparked complaints about sexism and ageism. The timing was particularly unfortunate for the BOE, coming two days after Governor Mark Carney hosted a conference on diversity in central banking. They follow a slew of criticism over the bank’s messaging on monetary policy, which dominated Carney’s interest-rate press conference last week.

Claire Perry, a Conservative lawmaker, said on Twitter that she “can’t be the only 50+ woman objecting to Ben Broadbent’s pejorative description of the U.K. economy as ‘menopausal.’ I’ve never been more productive! How about ‘andropausal’ instead? Then you get declining potency and bonus grumpiness thrown in!”

Best Growth Stocks To Watch Right Now: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems for various surgical procedures, including urologic, gynecologic, cardiothoracic, general, and head and neck surgeries. Its da Vinci surgical system consists of a surgeon?s console or consoles, a patient-side cart, a 3-D vision system, and proprietary ?wristed? instruments. The company?s da Vinci surgical system translates the surgeon?s natural hand movements on instrument controls at the console into corresponding micro-movements of instruments positioned inside the patient through small puncture incisions, or ports. It also manufactures a range of EndoWrist instruments, which incorporate wrist joints for natural dexterity for various surgical procedures. Its EndoWrist instruments consist of forceps, scissors, electrocautery, scalpels, and other surgical tools. In addition, it sells various vision and accessory products for use in conjunction with the da Vinci Surgical System as surgical procedures are performed. The company?s accessory products include sterile drapes used to ensure a sterile field during surgery; vision products, such as replacement 3-D stereo endoscopes, camera heads, light guides, and other items. It markets its products through sales representatives in the United States, and through sales representatives and distributors in international markets. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    For this episode, it’s time to check in on not one but two such samplers. First, it’s been one year since he offered up “Five Stocks I Own That You Should Too.” Those were Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ:ATVI), Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG),Intuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG), Match Group(NASDAQ:MTCH), and Zillow(NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), and he’ll review their progress with senior analystJim Mueller.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Two of my favorite medical-device stocks are Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN) and Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG). However, I’ve liked Intuitive a lot more after Align’s share price plunged in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) is best known for its da Vinci robotic surgical system. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) might be most famous for its consumer healthcare products. But there’s a lot more to picking between these two stocks than just comparing robots and Band-Aids.

Best Growth Stocks To Watch Right Now: TrueBlue Inc.(TBI)

TrueBlue, Inc. provides temporary blue-collar staffing services in the United States. It supplies on demand general labor to various industries under the Labor Ready brand; skilled labor to manufacturing and logistics industries under the Spartan Staffing brand; and trades people for commercial, industrial, and residential construction, and building and plant maintenance industries under the CLP Resources brand. The company also provides mechanics and technicians to the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul, aerospace manufacturing, and assembly industries, as well as to other transportation industries under the Plane Techs brand; and temporary drivers to the transportation and distribution industries under the Centerline brand. It primarily serves small and medium-size businesses. The company was formerly known as Labor Ready, Inc. and changed its name to TrueBlue, Inc. in December 2007. TrueBlue, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Tacoma, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Trueblue (NYSE:TBI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday morning.

    Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on TBI. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Trueblue from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 12th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price objective on shares of Trueblue from $26.00 to $24.00 and set a market perform rating for the company in a research report on Monday, February 11th. TheStreet cut shares of Trueblue from a b- rating to a c rating in a research report on Monday, December 31st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group decreased their price objective on shares of Trueblue from $31.00 to $25.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company. Trueblue presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $26.00.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    TrueBlue Inc (NYSE:TBI)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. lifted its holdings in Trueblue Inc (NYSE:TBI) by 18.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 30,550 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,700 shares during the period. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.’s holdings in Trueblue were worth $823,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Best Growth Stocks To Watch Right Now: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Medifast, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of weight management and disease management products, and other consumable health and diet products in the United States. The company?s product lines include weight and disease management, meal replacement, and vitamins. It also operates weight control centers that offer Medifast programs for weight loss and maintenance, customized patient counseling, and inbody composition analysis. The company markets its products under the Medifast and Essential brand names, including shakes, appetite suppression shakes, women?s health shakes, diabetics shakes, joint health shakes, coronary health shakes, calorie burn drinks, calorie burn flavor infusers, antioxidant shakes, antioxidant flavor infusers, bars, crunch bars, soups, chili, oatmeal, pudding, scrambled eggs, hot cocoa, cappuccino, chai latte, iced teas, fruit drinks, pretzels, puffs, brownie, pancakes, soy crisps, crackers, and omega 3 and digestive health products. Medifast Inc. sells its products through various channels of distribution comprising Web, call center, independent health advisors, medical professionals, weight loss clinics, and direct consumer marketing supported via the phone and the Web; Take Shape for Life, a physician led network of independent health coaches; and weight control centers. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MediBloc [MED] (CURRENCY:MED) traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on February 16th. MediBloc [MED] has a total market capitalization of $19.63 million and $281,103.00 worth of MediBloc [MED] was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, MediBloc [MED] has traded down 27.6% against the U.S. dollar. One MediBloc [MED] token can currently be bought for $0.0066 or 0.00000100 BTC on major exchanges including Coinrail, Bibox and Gate.io.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its stake in Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED) by 12.4% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 5,781 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 640 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Medifast were worth $926,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MediBloc [QRC20] (MED) is a proof-of-work (PoW) token that uses the HybridScryptHash256 hashing algorithm. It was first traded on January 3rd, 2014. MediBloc [QRC20]’s total supply is 4,097,545,844 tokens and its circulating supply is 2,966,384,100 tokens. The official website for MediBloc [QRC20] is medibloc.org/en. MediBloc [QRC20]’s official Twitter account is @MEDDevTeam. The Reddit community for MediBloc [QRC20] is /r/MediBloc and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. MediBloc [QRC20]’s official message board is medium.com/@MediBloc.

Best Growth Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)

Nordstrom, Inc., a fashion specialty retailer, offers apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories for women, men, and children in the United States. It offers a selection of brand name and private label merchandise. The company sells its products through various channels, including Nordstrom full-line stores, off-price Nordstrom Rack stores, Jeffrey? boutiques, treasure & bond, and Last Chance clearance stores; and its online store, nordstrom.com, as well as through catalog. Nordstrom also provides a private label card, two Nordstrom VISA credit cards, and a debit card for Nordstrom purchases. The company?s credit and debit cards feature a shopping-based loyalty program. As of September 30, 2011, it operated 222 stores, including 117 full-line stores, 101 Nordstrom Racks, 2 Jeffrey boutiques, 1 treasure & bond store, and 1 clearance store in 30 states. The company was founded in 1901 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Over the past decade, Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) has been one of the most forward-thinking department stores in terms of rolling out new technology and testing innovative ways to serve customers. However, you wouldn’t know it from the company’s financial results.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Now, here’s a closer look at today’s Money Morning insight, the most important market events, and stocks to watch.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Friday
    Bloomberg reported Thursday that the United States and China are getting closer to finalizing a trade deal that would eliminate tariffs and improve relations between the world’s two largest economies. According to reports, the deal would be completed and signed by both U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping by mid-May. Trade officials have said that both countries are making steady progress on a deal and that more updates are coming soon. Money Morning Special Contributor Matt Piepenburg shows you how to trade the ongoing developments between the United States and China right here. The earnings season continued today with a wave of news in the retail sector. First, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced plans to split into two separate public companies. Its Old Navy brand will become a standalone company, while its Gap and Banana Republic brands remain under the same organization. GPS shares popped 21% on the news. Meanwhile, Nordstrom Inc.(NYSE: JWN) added 1.5% after the firm released a 2019 outlook that topped Wall Street expectations. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to save a deal with Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). According to CNBC, the governor is asking the e-commerce giant to reconsider its decision to abandon a plan to open a second headquarters in Long Island City. Last month, Amazon walked away from a plan to create 25,000 jobs (at an average salary of $150,000) after pushback from local public officials. The company was to receive $3 billion in tax incentives. The New York Times reported Thursday that Cuomo had numerous conversations with Amazon executives about reconsidering company plans.
    Money Morning Insight of the Day

    We just held a live event with former Speaker of the House John Boehner and the most powerful people in the cannabis world for one important rea

Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Beset with political drama in Italy, trade angst in China, a surging dollar, a plummeting Treasury yield and weakening economic data in Europe, equity investors in the U.S. still managed to muddle through.

In fact, as far as Mays go, this was a good one, the best for the S&P 500 Index since the bull market began. The benchmark for U.S. equities rose 2.2 percent, the most since 2009, and the Nasdaq 100 jumped 5.5 percent.

One big reason was the performance of technology megacaps. Apple posted its biggest monthly rally since July 2013. Then on Friday, the iPhone maker, Facebook Inc., Amazon.com and Netflix Inc. all closed at all-time highs.

As ever, the ascent wasn’t easy. All told, the S&P 500 rose half a percent or more for six sessions, fell the same amount in four, and spent the rest of May trading sideways. Concerns from geopolitics to trade left few obvious entry points. At the same time, investors laid off the escape button, a sign tolerance is building for political headlines that have been whipsawing markets for months.

Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems for various surgical procedures, including urologic, gynecologic, cardiothoracic, general, and head and neck surgeries. Its da Vinci surgical system consists of a surgeon?s console or consoles, a patient-side cart, a 3-D vision system, and proprietary ?wristed? instruments. The company?s da Vinci surgical system translates the surgeon?s natural hand movements on instrument controls at the console into corresponding micro-movements of instruments positioned inside the patient through small puncture incisions, or ports. It also manufactures a range of EndoWrist instruments, which incorporate wrist joints for natural dexterity for various surgical procedures. Its EndoWrist instruments consist of forceps, scissors, electrocautery, scalpels, and other surgical tools. In addition, it sells various vision and accessory products for use in conjunction with the da Vinci Surgical System as surgical procedures are performed. The company?s accessory products include sterile drapes used to ensure a sterile field during surgery; vision products, such as replacement 3-D stereo endoscopes, camera heads, light guides, and other items. It markets its products through sales representatives in the United States, and through sales representatives and distributors in international markets. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    For this episode, it’s time to check in on not one but two such samplers. First, it’s been one year since he offered up “Five Stocks I Own That You Should Too.” Those were Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ:ATVI), Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG),Intuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG), Match Group(NASDAQ:MTCH), and Zillow(NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), and he’ll review their progress with senior analystJim Mueller.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.(BWLD)

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. engages in the ownership, operation, and franchise of restaurants in the United States. The company provides quick casual and casual dining services, as well as serves bottled beers, wines, and liquor. As of July 26, 2011, it had 773 Buffalo Wild Wings locations in 45 states in the United States, as well as in Canada. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    That’s not to say it was a quiet day for every stock on the market. With earnings season ramping up, brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) and restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) served as an exercise in contrast as investors reacted to their respective quarterly reports.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainmenttripling in valuebefore falling back whilesmall cap upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant ownerRCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK) began taking off in 2016 and small capBuffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) is being acquired by Arbys Restaurant Group:

Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TrueBlue Inc.(TBI)

TrueBlue, Inc. provides temporary blue-collar staffing services in the United States. It supplies on demand general labor to various industries under the Labor Ready brand; skilled labor to manufacturing and logistics industries under the Spartan Staffing brand; and trades people for commercial, industrial, and residential construction, and building and plant maintenance industries under the CLP Resources brand. The company also provides mechanics and technicians to the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul, aerospace manufacturing, and assembly industries, as well as to other transportation industries under the Plane Techs brand; and temporary drivers to the transportation and distribution industries under the Centerline brand. It primarily serves small and medium-size businesses. The company was formerly known as Labor Ready, Inc. and changed its name to TrueBlue, Inc. in December 2007. TrueBlue, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Tacoma, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Trueblue (NYSE:TBI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday morning.

    Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on TBI. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Trueblue from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 12th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price objective on shares of Trueblue from $26.00 to $24.00 and set a market perform rating for the company in a research report on Monday, February 11th. TheStreet cut shares of Trueblue from a b- rating to a c rating in a research report on Monday, December 31st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group decreased their price objective on shares of Trueblue from $31.00 to $25.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company. Trueblue presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $26.00.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    TrueBlue Inc (NYSE:TBI)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. lifted its holdings in Trueblue Inc (NYSE:TBI) by 18.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 30,550 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,700 shares during the period. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.’s holdings in Trueblue were worth $823,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Medifast, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of weight management and disease management products, and other consumable health and diet products in the United States. The company?s product lines include weight and disease management, meal replacement, and vitamins. It also operates weight control centers that offer Medifast programs for weight loss and maintenance, customized patient counseling, and inbody composition analysis. The company markets its products under the Medifast and Essential brand names, including shakes, appetite suppression shakes, women?s health shakes, diabetics shakes, joint health shakes, coronary health shakes, calorie burn drinks, calorie burn flavor infusers, antioxidant shakes, antioxidant flavor infusers, bars, crunch bars, soups, chili, oatmeal, pudding, scrambled eggs, hot cocoa, cappuccino, chai latte, iced teas, fruit drinks, pretzels, puffs, brownie, pancakes, soy crisps, crackers, and omega 3 and digestive health products. Medifast Inc. sells its products through various channels of distribution comprising Web, call center, independent health advisors, medical professionals, weight loss clinics, and direct consumer marketing supported via the phone and the Web; Take Shape for Life, a physician led network of independent health coaches; and weight control centers. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MediBloc [MED] (CURRENCY:MED) traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on February 16th. MediBloc [MED] has a total market capitalization of $19.63 million and $281,103.00 worth of MediBloc [MED] was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, MediBloc [MED] has traded down 27.6% against the U.S. dollar. One MediBloc [MED] token can currently be bought for $0.0066 or 0.00000100 BTC on major exchanges including Coinrail, Bibox and Gate.io.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its stake in Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED) by 12.4% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 5,781 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 640 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Medifast were worth $926,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MediBloc [QRC20] (MED) is a proof-of-work (PoW) token that uses the HybridScryptHash256 hashing algorithm. It was first traded on January 3rd, 2014. MediBloc [QRC20]’s total supply is 4,097,545,844 tokens and its circulating supply is 2,966,384,100 tokens. The official website for MediBloc [QRC20] is medibloc.org/en. MediBloc [QRC20]’s official Twitter account is @MEDDevTeam. The Reddit community for MediBloc [QRC20] is /r/MediBloc and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. MediBloc [QRC20]’s official message board is medium.com/@MediBloc.

Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)

Nordstrom, Inc., a fashion specialty retailer, offers apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories for women, men, and children in the United States. It offers a selection of brand name and private label merchandise. The company sells its products through various channels, including Nordstrom full-line stores, off-price Nordstrom Rack stores, Jeffrey? boutiques, treasure & bond, and Last Chance clearance stores; and its online store, nordstrom.com, as well as through catalog. Nordstrom also provides a private label card, two Nordstrom VISA credit cards, and a debit card for Nordstrom purchases. The company?s credit and debit cards feature a shopping-based loyalty program. As of September 30, 2011, it operated 222 stores, including 117 full-line stores, 101 Nordstrom Racks, 2 Jeffrey boutiques, 1 treasure & bond store, and 1 clearance store in 30 states. The company was founded in 1901 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Over the past decade, Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) has been one of the most forward-thinking department stores in terms of rolling out new technology and testing innovative ways to serve customers. However, you wouldn’t know it from the company’s financial results.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Now, here’s a closer look at today’s Money Morning insight, the most important market events, and stocks to watch.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Friday
    Bloomberg reported Thursday that the United States and China are getting closer to finalizing a trade deal that would eliminate tariffs and improve relations between the world’s two largest economies. According to reports, the deal would be completed and signed by both U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping by mid-May. Trade officials have said that both countries are making steady progress on a deal and that more updates are coming soon. Money Morning Special Contributor Matt Piepenburg shows you how to trade the ongoing developments between the United States and China right here. The earnings season continued today with a wave of news in the retail sector. First, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced plans to split into two separate public companies. Its Old Navy brand will become a standalone company, while its Gap and Banana Republic brands remain under the same organization. GPS shares popped 21% on the news. Meanwhile, Nordstrom Inc.(NYSE: JWN) added 1.5% after the firm released a 2019 outlook that topped Wall Street expectations. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to save a deal with Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). According to CNBC, the governor is asking the e-commerce giant to reconsider its decision to abandon a plan to open a second headquarters in Long Island City. Last month, Amazon walked away from a plan to create 25,000 jobs (at an average salary of $150,000) after pushback from local public officials. The company was to receive $3 billion in tax incentives. The New York Times reported Thursday that Cuomo had numerous conversations with Amazon executives about reconsidering company plans.
    Money Morning Insight of the Day

    We just held a live event with former Speaker of the House John Boehner and the most powerful people in the cannabis world for one important rea

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 4:45 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Before the bell, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported its second GDP estimate for the fourth quarter. U.S. economic growth came in at 2.6%, a figure that topped consensus expectations. Q2 and Q3 2018 GDP growth came in at fabulous levels – 4.2% and 3.4%, respectively. However, investors predicted the reading would come in lower due to the government shutdown during the fourth quarter. In other economic news, the Department of Labor this morning reported weekly jobless claims at 225,000. That figure is slightly higher than the 220,000 expected by economists. The price of Bitcoin is currently hovering just under $4,000. We’ve been watching a long process of consolidation at these levels for several weeks. Despite short-term pain in the markets, Money Morning’s David Zeiler outlines the bullish case for Bitcoin. How high can the price of Bitcoin go? David makes the bullish case that Bitcoin could hit $250,000 by 2025. For more on how to profit from Bitcoin’s next bull cycle, go here now.
    Stocks to Watch Today: JCP, JWN, ACI, BUD
    Shares of J.C. Penney Co. Inc.(NYSE: JCP) popped more than 16% after the embattled retail giant reported earnings. The company topped Wall Street expectations and announced plans to shutter another 18 department stores this year. The company’s balance sheet temporarily improved after it was able to reduce its massive inventory glut. The firm reported EPS of $0.18, topping forecasts by $0.08. Revenue came in at $3.79 billion. Shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE: BUD) popped more than 5% after the beer brewing giant crushed Wall Street earnings expectations. The Budweiser and Corona maker announced plans to increase its non-alcoholic and low-alcohol drinks business, two areas that continue to show impressive and rising global demand. The Western Union Co. (NYSE: WU) is generating buzz after it announced a $1 billion stock buyback program. In addition, the payment giant said it would sell its Speedpay bill paying bu

Top 10 Growth Stocks To Own For 2021

This post was written by Hamish Kumar, Integer Investments analyst.

Investment Thesis

Constellation Brands’ (NYSE:STZ) FY2017 results emphasize the company’s strong qualitative factors and earnings power. Despite trading near its 52-week high, we still believe the stock is a worthy buy.

What Does The Company Do?

Constellation Brands produces, imports and markets beer, wine and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine and dessert wine. Notable brand offerings include the Corona beer range, the Modelo beer range, SVEDKA vodka, Casa Noble tequila and Black Box wine. The company primarily offers its products to wholesale distributors and retailers in the United States.

Top 10 Growth Stocks To Own For 2021: TrueBlue Inc.(TBI)

TrueBlue, Inc. provides temporary blue-collar staffing services in the United States. It supplies on demand general labor to various industries under the Labor Ready brand; skilled labor to manufacturing and logistics industries under the Spartan Staffing brand; and trades people for commercial, industrial, and residential construction, and building and plant maintenance industries under the CLP Resources brand. The company also provides mechanics and technicians to the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul, aerospace manufacturing, and assembly industries, as well as to other transportation industries under the Plane Techs brand; and temporary drivers to the transportation and distribution industries under the Centerline brand. It primarily serves small and medium-size businesses. The company was formerly known as Labor Ready, Inc. and changed its name to TrueBlue, Inc. in December 2007. TrueBlue, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Tacoma, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Trueblue (NYSE:TBI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday morning.

    Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on TBI. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Trueblue from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 12th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price objective on shares of Trueblue from $26.00 to $24.00 and set a market perform rating for the company in a research report on Monday, February 11th. TheStreet cut shares of Trueblue from a b- rating to a c rating in a research report on Monday, December 31st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group decreased their price objective on shares of Trueblue from $31.00 to $25.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company. Trueblue presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $26.00.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    TrueBlue Inc  (NYSE:TBI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. lifted its holdings in Trueblue Inc (NYSE:TBI) by 18.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 30,550 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,700 shares during the period. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.’s holdings in Trueblue were worth $823,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Growth Stocks To Own For 2021: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Medifast, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of weight management and disease management products, and other consumable health and diet products in the United States. The company?s product lines include weight and disease management, meal replacement, and vitamins. It also operates weight control centers that offer Medifast programs for weight loss and maintenance, customized patient counseling, and inbody composition analysis. The company markets its products under the Medifast and Essential brand names, including shakes, appetite suppression shakes, women?s health shakes, diabetics shakes, joint health shakes, coronary health shakes, calorie burn drinks, calorie burn flavor infusers, antioxidant shakes, antioxidant flavor infusers, bars, crunch bars, soups, chili, oatmeal, pudding, scrambled eggs, hot cocoa, cappuccino, chai latte, iced teas, fruit drinks, pretzels, puffs, brownie, pancakes, soy crisps, crackers, and omega 3 and digestive health products. Medifast Inc. sells its products through various channels of distribution comprising Web, call center, independent health advisors, medical professionals, weight loss clinics, and direct consumer marketing supported via the phone and the Web; Take Shape for Life, a physician led network of independent health coaches; and weight control centers. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Medifast Inc  (NYSE:MED)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MediBloc [MED] (CURRENCY:MED) traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on February 16th. MediBloc [MED] has a total market capitalization of $19.63 million and $281,103.00 worth of MediBloc [MED] was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, MediBloc [MED] has traded down 27.6% against the U.S. dollar. One MediBloc [MED] token can currently be bought for $0.0066 or 0.00000100 BTC on major exchanges including Coinrail, Bibox and Gate.io.

Top 10 Growth Stocks To Own For 2021: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems for various surgical procedures, including urologic, gynecologic, cardiothoracic, general, and head and neck surgeries. Its da Vinci surgical system consists of a surgeon?s console or consoles, a patient-side cart, a 3-D vision system, and proprietary ?wristed? instruments. The company?s da Vinci surgical system translates the surgeon?s natural hand movements on instrument controls at the console into corresponding micro-movements of instruments positioned inside the patient through small puncture incisions, or ports. It also manufactures a range of EndoWrist instruments, which incorporate wrist joints for natural dexterity for various surgical procedures. Its EndoWrist instruments consist of forceps, scissors, electrocautery, scalpels, and other surgical tools. In addition, it sells various vision and accessory products for use in conjunction with the da Vinci Surgical System as surgical procedures are performed. The company?s accessory products include sterile drapes used to ensure a sterile field during surgery; vision products, such as replacement 3-D stereo endoscopes, camera heads, light guides, and other items. It markets its products through sales representatives in the United States, and through sales representatives and distributors in international markets. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    For this episode, it’s time to check in on not one but two such samplers. First, it’s been one year since he offered up “Five Stocks I Own That You Should Too.” Those were Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH), and Zillow (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), and he’ll review their progress with senior analyst Jim Mueller.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Growth Stocks To Own For 2021: Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.(BWLD)

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. engages in the ownership, operation, and franchise of restaurants in the United States. The company provides quick casual and casual dining services, as well as serves bottled beers, wines, and liquor. As of July 26, 2011, it had 773 Buffalo Wild Wings locations in 45 states in the United States, as well as in Canada. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    That’s not to say it was a quiet day for every stock on the market. With earnings season ramping up, brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) and restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) served as an exercise in contrast as investors reacted to their respective quarterly reports.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainment tripling in value before falling back while small cap upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant owner RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK) began taking off in 2016 and small cap Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) is being acquired by Arby’s Restaurant Group:

Top 10 Growth Stocks To Own For 2021: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)

Nordstrom, Inc., a fashion specialty retailer, offers apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories for women, men, and children in the United States. It offers a selection of brand name and private label merchandise. The company sells its products through various channels, including Nordstrom full-line stores, off-price Nordstrom Rack stores, Jeffrey? boutiques, treasure & bond, and Last Chance clearance stores; and its online store, nordstrom.com, as well as through catalog. Nordstrom also provides a private label card, two Nordstrom VISA credit cards, and a debit card for Nordstrom purchases. The company?s credit and debit cards feature a shopping-based loyalty program. As of September 30, 2011, it operated 222 stores, including 117 full-line stores, 101 Nordstrom Racks, 2 Jeffrey boutiques, 1 treasure & bond store, and 1 clearance store in 30 states. The company was founded in 1901 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Over the past decade, Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) has been one of the most forward-thinking department stores in terms of rolling out new technology and testing innovative ways to serve customers. However, you wouldn’t know it from the company’s financial results.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Now, here’s a closer look at today’s Money Morning insight, the most important market events, and stocks to watch.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Friday
    Bloomberg reported Thursday that the United States and China are getting closer to finalizing a trade deal that would eliminate tariffs and improve relations between the world’s two largest economies. According to reports, the deal would be completed and signed by both U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping by mid-May. Trade officials have said that both countries are making steady progress on a deal and that more updates are coming soon. Money Morning Special Contributor Matt Piepenburg shows you how to trade the ongoing developments between the United States and China right here. The earnings season continued today with a wave of news in the retail sector. First, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced plans to split into two separate public companies. Its Old Navy brand will become a standalone company, while its Gap and Banana Republic brands remain under the same organization. GPS shares popped 21% on the news. Meanwhile, Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) added 1.5% after the firm released a 2019 outlook that topped Wall Street expectations. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to save a deal with Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). According to CNBC, the governor is asking the e-commerce giant to reconsider its decision to abandon a plan to open a second headquarters in Long Island City. Last month, Amazon walked away from a plan to create 25,000 jobs (at an average salary of $150,000) after pushback from local public officials. The company was to receive $3 billion in tax incentives. The New York Times reported Thursday that Cuomo had numerous conversations with Amazon executives about reconsidering company plans.
    Money Morning Insight of the Day

    We just held a live event with former Speaker of the House John Boehner and the most powerful people in the cannabis world for one important rea

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 4:45 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Before the bell, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported its second GDP estimate for the fourth quarter. U.S. economic growth came in at 2.6%, a figure that topped consensus expectations. Q2 and Q3 2018 GDP growth came in at fabulous levels – 4.2% and 3.4%, respectively. However, investors predicted the reading would come in lower due to the government shutdown during the fourth quarter. In other economic news, the Department of Labor this morning reported weekly jobless claims at 225,000. That figure is slightly higher than the 220,000 expected by economists. The price of Bitcoin is currently hovering just under $4,000. We’ve been watching a long process of consolidation at these levels for several weeks. Despite short-term pain in the markets, Money Morning’s David Zeiler outlines the bullish case for Bitcoin. How high can the price of Bitcoin go? David makes the bullish case that Bitcoin could hit $250,000 by 2025. For more on how to profit from Bitcoin’s next bull cycle, go here now.
    Stocks to Watch Today: JCP, JWN, ACI, BUD
    Shares of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) popped more than 16% after the embattled retail giant reported earnings. The company topped Wall Street expectations and announced plans to shutter another 18 department stores this year. The company’s balance sheet temporarily improved after it was able to reduce its massive inventory glut. The firm reported EPS of $0.18, topping forecasts by $0.08. Revenue came in at $3.79 billion. Shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE: BUD) popped more than 5% after the beer brewing giant crushed Wall Street earnings expectations. The Budweiser and Corona maker announced plans to increase its non-alcoholic and low-alcohol drinks business, two areas that continue to show impressive and rising global demand. The Western Union Co. (NYSE: WU) is generating buzz after it announced a $1 billion stock buyback program. In addition, the payment giant said it would sell its Speedpay bill paying bu

Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now

There are ton of high-growth stocks out there. Everyone talks about the FANGs all the time. There are also all the hyper-growth Chinese internet stocks, the class of digital retailers which are riding e-commerce tailwinds to super-charged growth rates, all those big-growth cloud companies and a ton more.

In sum, there are a bunch of high-growth stocks in the stock market. But not all of them are stocks you should buy. And not all of them are stocks you should buy here and now.

After all, when it comes to the stock market, timing is everything.

With that in mind, here’s a list of four high-growth stocks which could be big winners in July.

Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Much like Alibaba and iRobot, Shopify Inc (NYSE:SHOP) is a secular growth stock which has hit a rough patch recently.

At its core, Shopify is a company which provides omni-commerce solutions for retailers of all sizes. Namely, this involves providing uniform sales capability across multiple digital retail channels (social media, website, mobile, etc) to both digital retail entrepreneurs and huge enterprises. This business model falls in the overlap of two mega-trends (e-commerce and decentralization), and as such, Shopify’s growth has been huge and the stock has been a big winner.

But Shopify stock has dropped off its highs recently due to legislation. In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court recently ruled that states have the constitutional power to require collection of sales taxes from digital retailers. Many market watchers view this is a big negative for all of e-commerce, since it means higher prices will now get passed onto consumers. That could slow down the e-commerce revolution, and investors are selling Shopify stock as a result.

But that won’t happen. E-commerce’s benefits are multi-faceted, and stretch far beyond low prices. Namely, e-commerce offers a wide array of convenience benefits which are ultimately unaffected by the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Meanwhile, Shopify also thrives due to its exposure to the decentralization megatrend. That megatrend is hardly affected by recent legislation.

Overall, then, the robust Shopify growth narrative which includes powering the e-commerce and decentralization mega-trends remains largely in tact. Consequently, Shopify stock could have a huge bounce-back in July as negative sentiment from the Supreme Court ruling normalizes.

Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Uniti Group Inc.(UNIT)

Uniti Group (NASDAQ:UNIT) focuses on a different type of real estate than most real estate stocks. Specifically, the REIT focuses on communications infrastructure. Uniti’s portfolio consists of fiber networks, towers and other infrastructure related to telecom. The company operates both in the United States and Latin America.

The customer base for such REITs usually consists of the country’s largest telecom providers. In UNIT’s case, their primary customer has been the struggling firm Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ:WIN), from whom UNIT stock spun off. At its peak, WIN accounted for 65% of Uniti’s revenue. As WIN heads toward a possible bankruptcy, UNIT has moved away from the troubled telecom company.

Though the relationship with WIN exposes UNIT investors to possible perils, one developing phenomenon could make it worth the risk — 5G. The major telecom companies will each spend tens of billions of dollars over the next few years to build 5G telecom networks. 5G will increase speeds exponentially. Consequently, this will increase the demand for towers, small cells and fiber networks. This need for more infrastructure will be a boon to telecom REITs.

The current annual dividend stands at $2.40 per share, which brings the yield to about 11.8%. Analysts predict earnings per share (EPS) of $2.51 for 2018. Hence, the dividend should sustain itself despite the issues with Windstream. Stock appreciation also remains a possibility. At just above $20 per share, it trades approximately in the middle of its 52-week range. UNIT stock traded as high as $32.73 per share in 2016.

It could reach that high and beyond with the increasing demand for telecom real estate. Increased demand would also increase profits, creating a virtuous cycle that also takes the dividend higher. For those that can stomach the risks associated with Windstream, UNIT stock could profit investors on both income and growth.

Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) is my pick from the healthcare sector. Up 34% YTD through July 2 compared to 12% for its medical instrument peers, it has managed to deliver an annualized total return of 44% over the past three years, 2.5 times the return of its peers.

I first recommended ISRG in March 2013. I reaffirmed my recommendation four months later despite it falling by 13% on concerns the company’s da Vinci robotic surgical systems — which cost in the millions to purchase — would no longer be a spending priority for hospitals looking to cut costs under Obamacare.

I wasn’t buying the word on the street feeling surgeons would continue to clamor for their use and hospitals would comply. Since 2013, revenues have grown by 38% to $3.1 billion, while non-GAAP net income has increased by 56% over the same period to $1.05 billion from $671 million.

In May, Intuitive Surgical announced that the FDA approved its da Vinci SP robotic system for use in single-incision urological procedures.

Shipments of the new product will begin in Q3 2018, providing another growth vehicle for ISRG, the leaders in medical technology for minimally invasive procedures.

I don’t see Intuitive Surgical slowing down anytime soon.

Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iRobot Corporation(IRBT)

For all intents and purposes, iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) is the face of the global consumer robotics revolution.

iRobot is most famous for its robotic vacuum cleaner, but it also makes other household robots, such as a robotic pool cleaner and robotic mop. It is also rumored that the company is going to extend its product portfolio to soon include other robots, such as a robotic lawnmower.

From this perspective, iRobot is much more than just the company behind robotic vacuum cleaners. They are a company leading a household consumer robotics revolution which has a wide array of applications.

IRBT stock, though, doesn’t always act like this is the case. Over the past two quarters, IRBT stock has dropped like a rock because management has provided weak profit guides. But those weak profit guides are a direct result of the company investing into new products, which grow the company’s addressable market and add firepower to the long-term growth narrative.

Overall, then, such margin concerns are unnecessarily short sighted. It seems the market is starting to realize this, and IRBT has been bouncing back lately.

Second quarter earnings are due at the end of the month. Those number should be quite good as Google Trends for iRobot have remained quite favorable. Those strong numbers should affirm the recent bounce in IRBT stock, and send this stock back to all-time highs.

Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NutriSystem Inc(NTRI)

Like Weight Watchers, NutriSystem reported stronger-than-expected results. NutriSystem also raised its fiscal 2018 earnings per share guidance to $2.04-$2.14 from $1.99-$2.09 and increased its full-year top-line outlook to $693 million-$708 million from its previous guidance of $685 million-$705 million.

NutriSystem has rallied around 30% since it reported its results, but NTRI stock is still trading at a low forward price-to-earnings ratio of around 16.

NutriSystem appears to be developing innovative new marketing segmentation strategies and potent new products. For example, the company has launched ads targeting diabetes patients and later this year, responding to demand it identified among its customer base, will begin targeting vitamin users with a new line of vitamin pack products.

Additionally, NutriSystem says that the engagement with its app is rising and it has identified proven marketing techniques of recapturing former customers who have left the program. Finally, the company recently added 19 new items to its menu, suggesting that it is focused on incorporating additional, innovative, popular foods to its offerings.

In my experience, companies that innovate frequently and significantly are much more likely to succeed than those that largely stay with the status quo. Judging by Nutrisystem’s results, the company’s significant, frequent changes on the product and marketing fronts appear to be working. These effective adaptations make NutriSystem stock very attractive.

Finally, the revenue generated by NutriSystem’s South Beach line jumped 150% year-over-year in the first quarter, suggesting that the line’s popularity is rapidly increasing.