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Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now

Unfortunately, America’s obesity epidemic continues to deteriorate, as more and more children and adults are becoming obese. Meanwhile, more information is emerging about the dangers of obesity.

In addition to heart disease and diabetes, scientists increasingly agree that obese people are more likely to get cancer, which in many cases spells a death sentence. Against this background, it’s worth looking at several companies and stocks that are likely to benefit by helping people combat this worsening trend.

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

TripAdvisor’s (NASDAQ:TRIP) 62% spike makes it the fifth-best performer on the S&P 500 to date. The travel booking giant has delivered plenty of good news to investors lately. In February it announced that it had ended a brutal streak of profitability declines in its core hotel booking business even as management promised stronger earnings ahead. Executives delivered on that goal with a solid first-quarter report that sent shares soaring by 39% in May. To keep the good times rolling, TripAdvisor will need to show that it can sustain its sales growth even as it slashes spending in key areas like marketing.

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: ABIOMED, Inc.(ABMD)

Medical device specialist Abiomed (NASDAQ:ABMD) has seen its shares more than double this year. The company, which focuses on heart pumps, logged 40% sales growth in the first quarter and 34% gains in the second quarter. Both periods were marked by sharp global demand gains for its Impella pumps, along with surging profitability. Yet investors are even more excited about the future, given the low penetration of its products in major international markets like Germany and Japan. Abiomed also has a growing pool of patents that could extend its competitive lead in this key medical niche in the coming years.

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Adobe Systems Incorporated(ADBE)

Cloud giant Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) has long been one of my favorite stocks in the market.

This is a 20%-plus revenue growth, 20%-plus earnings growth company with a ton of visibility due to secular growth tailwinds in cloud adoption and mitigated competition in the professional creative solutions space. That lack of competition also gives Adobe a big runway for price hikes, which creates a powerful long-term margin expansion narrative.

That being said, Adobe stock got slightly ahead of itself from a valuation perspective in mid-June when it was trading above $250. That is why the stock dropped after the Q2 earnings report, despite strong numbers. The valuation was just too big, and needed to normalize lower.

Adobe stock dropped. Then it hit its 50-day moving average, which has served as a strong support for this stock for the past several years. Adobe stock bounced off that 50-day moving average, and is now back to rally mode.

This rally will persist because nothing is wrong with the growth narrative at Adobe. The stock just dropped due to valuation. It came back down, tested a key technical level, and is now rallying again. Thus, July could be a big month for this cloud giant.

Top 5 Penny Stocks To Invest In 2019

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

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

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

Little-Known Stocks to Buy: Synalloy (SYNL)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hotel Stocks to Buy: Ryman Hospitality Properties (RHP)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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