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Top Cheap Stocks For 2021

Lendingtree (NASDAQ:TREE) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

According to Zacks, “LendingTree is the nation’s leading online loan marketplace, empowering consumers as they comparison-shop across a full suite of loan and credit-based offerings. LendingTree provides an online marketplace which connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business, as well as an array of online tools and information to help consumers find the best loan. Since inception, LendingTree has facilitated more than 55 million loan requests. LendingTree provides free monthly credit scores through My LendingTree and access to its network of over 350 lenders offering home loans, personal loans, credit cards, student loans, business loans, home equity loans/lines of credit, auto loans and more. LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of LendingTree, Inc. “

Top Cheap Stocks For 2021: Kohl’s Corporation(KSS)

Kohl?s Corporation operates department stores in the United States. The company?s stores offer private and exclusive, as well as national branded apparel, footwear, and accessories for women, men, and children; soft home products, such as sheets and pillows; and housewares primarily to middle-income customers. As of January 29, 2011, it operated 1,089 stores in 49 states. The company also offers on-line shopping on its Web site at Kohls.com. Kohl?s Corporation was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Financial Group upped their Q2 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Kohl’s in a report issued on Tuesday, March 5th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst R. Konik now expects that the company will post earnings of $1.90 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $1.86. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Kohl’s’ Q3 2020 earnings at $1.04 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $2.48 EPS, FY2020 earnings at $6.10 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $6.45 EPS.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    A few years ago, Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) management determined that many of the department store chain’s stores were too big. In many cases, Kohl’s was filling these stores with more inventory than was necessary to meet demand, just so the stores wouldn’t look empty. That excess inventory led to margin-sapping clearance discounts at the end of each season.

Top Cheap Stocks For 2021: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)

Emerson Electric Co. operates as a diversified manufacturing and technology company. The company engages in appliance solutions, climate technologies, industrial automation, motor technology, network power, process management, professional tools, and storage solutions businesses. Its appliance solutions business provides appliance controls, appliance motors, heating products, and white-rodgers; climate technology business provides heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) solutions for residential, industrial, and commercial applications; and industrial automation business offers bearings and power transmission products, electrical power generation products, electric motors, variable speed drives and servos, electrical products, material joining solutions, fluid automation products, and wind turbine systems. The company?s motor technology business provides appliance motors, HVACR motors, DC motors, fractional horsepower motors, integral horsepower a nd larger motors, and drives; network power business provides power, precision cooling, connectivity, and embedded solutions; and process management business provides various wireless related products from self-organizing field networks to wireless asset and people tracking. Its professional tools business offers pipe working and threading equipment, pressing technology, utility locating and visual diagnostics systems, drain maintenance tools, power tools, air tools, general purpose hand tools, wet/dry vacs, job site storage equipment, truck tool boxes and equipment, and van storage equipment; and storage solutions business provides shelving and storage products for residential, commercial, and foodservice needs, as well as offers specialized carts, mobile computer workstations, and cabinet fixtures. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    In PMT, Honeywell’s process-solutions rival Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) continues to report strong results. But whereas Emerson’s CEO David Farr is expecting to benefit from relatively stronger LNG (liquefied natural gas) spending in the current cycle, Honeywell’s LNG revenue accounts for just 5% of its PMT sales, and it’s more heavily exposed to petrochemical and refining spending.

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    Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) offers technology and engineering solutions to industrial, commercial and consumer markets. While it has had exposure to oil and gas, the company is poised for earnings growth, and its dividend hike in November of 2018 marked the 62nd straight year of dividend hikes.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Truehand Inc purchased a new position in shares of Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm purchased 34,486 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,061,000. Emerson Electric makes up 1.8% of Truehand Inc’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest position.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) recently had its first-quarter 2019 earnings call, and one week later held an investor conference where CEO David Farr laid out his medium-term outlook. The key takeaway from both events is that Emerson Electric’s immediate guidance has some uncertainty around it, but unless you believe that the global economy will slow notably in the next few years, the stock looks like a good value for income-seeking investors. Here’s why.

Top Cheap Stocks For 2021: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

The Wendy’s Company operates as a quick-service hamburger company in the United States. The company, through its subsidiary, Wendy’s International, Inc., operates as a franchisor of the Wendy’s restaurant system. As of December 26, 2011, the Wendy’s system comprised approximately 6,500 franchise and company restaurants in the United States and the United States territories, as well as in 26 other countries worldwide. The company was formerly known as Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. and changed its name to The Wendy’s Company in July 2011. The Wendy’s Company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    There is certainly a growing market for vegan products. But Beyond Meat has only taken in a scant $56 million in revenues over the past nine months and is nowhere near profitability. By contrast, Wendy’s (NYSE: WEN) has 6,700 global locations that generate $1.6 billion in annual sales and $230 million in free cash flow — not to mention a dividend that was just raised by 18%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wentworth Resources (LON:WEN) had its price target cut by Peel Hunt from GBX 44 ($0.57) to GBX 42 ($0.55) in a report released on Monday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Peel Hunt’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 82.61% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    He’s been the non-executive chairman of Wendy’s(NASDAQ:WEN) since June 2007 and a director at Wendy’s since 1993. He’s also an independent director of Sysco, a food distributor; an independent director ofMadison Square Garden; and a former director atH.J. Heinz and Kraft Heinz Foods.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wentworth Resources (LON:WEN)’s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by Peel Hunt in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

Top Cheap Stocks For 2021: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

XPO Logistics, Inc. provides third-party logistics services using a network of relationships with ground, sea, and air carriers in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. It operates in three segments: Express-1, Concert Group Logistics, and Bounce Logistics. The Express-1 segment offers ground expedited surface transportation services for freight. It operates a fleet ranging from cargo vans to semi tractor trailer units. The Concert Group Logistics segment provides domestic and international freight forwarding services through a network of independently owned stations. Its domestic freight forwarding services include air charter, expedites, and time sensitive services, as well as cost sensitive services comprising deferred delivery, less than truckload, and full truck load services; and international freight forwarding services consist of on-board courier and air charters, time sensitive services, less-than-container and full-container-loads, and vessel charters. This segm ent also offers documentation on international shipments, customs clearance and banking, trade show shipment management, time definite and customized product distributions, reverse logistics and on site asset recovery projects, installation coordination, freight optimization, and diversity compliance support services. The Bounce Logistics segment provides premium freight brokerage services for truckload shipments. The company serves approximately 4,000 retail, commercial, manufacturing, and industrial customers through 6 U.S. operations centers and 22 agent locations. It offers its services to the automotive manufacturing, automotive components and supplies, commercial printing, durable goods manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food and consumer products, and high tech sectors. The company was formerly known as Express-1 Expedited Solutions, Inc. and changed its name to XPO Logistics, Inc. in September 2011. XPO Logistics, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Buchanan, Michi gan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was an extremely strong day for the stock market, as major indexes finished well above where they started the session. Favorable economic data on retail sales renewed confidence that the U.S. economy continues to do well despite headwinds elsewhere around the world, and investors were pleased to see the U.S. and China discuss their respective currencies as part of their broader trade talks. Some benchmarks rose as much as 2%, but certain individual stocks saw even larger gains. NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), and Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) were among the top performers. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) is having a hard time winning back investor confidence. Shares of the logistics company slumped 17.2% in February, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence, giving up all its gains from January and then some. In fact, the stock continues to head lower this month, having dropped another 4% as of this writing.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) has grown fantastically in recent years by aggressively acquiring related businesses. However, management recently announced its intention to pause its acquisition strategy in favor of repurchasing shares.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    As e-commerce has exploded over the past decade, supply chains have had to adapt to new demands. In particular, logistics has become vastly more complicated. To better serve customers as consumer preferences change, XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) has developed expertise in last-mile delivery, specifically targeting heavy packages like furniture and appliances.

Top Cheap Stocks For 2021: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Parker Hannifin Corporation manufactures fluid power systems, electromechanical controls, and related components worldwide. Its Industrial segment offers pneumatic and electromechanical components, and systems; filters, systems, and instruments to monitor and remove contaminants from fuel, air, oil, water, and other liquids and gases; connectors that control, transmit, and contain fluid; hydraulic components and systems for builders and users of industrial and mobile machinery and equipment; critical flow components for process instrumentation, healthcare, and ultra-high-purity applications; and static and dynamic sealing devices. This segment sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their replacement markets in the manufacturing, transportation, and processing industries. The company?s Aerospace segment provides flight control systems and components, including hydraulic, electrohydraulic, electric backup hydraulic, electrohydrostatic, and electro -mechanical components for precise control of aircraft rudders, elevators, ailerons, and other aerodynamic control surfaces. It also provides electronics thermal management heat rejection systems, and single-phase and two-phase heat collection systems for radar, ISAR, and power electronics. This segment markets its products primarily to OEMs in the commercial, military, and general aviation markets, as well as to end users. Its Climate and Industrial Controls segment offers systems and components primarily for use in the mobile and stationary refrigeration, and air conditioning industry; and in fluid control applications in various industries, such as processing, fuel dispensing, beverage dispensing, and mobile emissions. This segment serves OEMs and their replacement markets. Parker-Hannifin Corporation markets its products through direct-sales employees, independent distributors, wholesalers, and sales representatives. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered i n Cleveland, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI increased its holdings in shares of Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) by 9.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,709 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,348 shares during the quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in Parker-Hannifin were worth $5,624,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH) had its price target boosted by Wells Fargo & Co from $185.00 to $193.00 in a research note released on Thursday, The Fly reports. Wells Fargo & Co currently has a market perform rating on the industrial products company’s stock.

Top Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019

Small-cap stocks can deliver explosive gains — or sizable losses. Choose well, and these high-risk yet potentially high-reward stocks can deliver multibagger returns and turbocharge your portfolio’s overall performance. But choose poorly, and a small-cap stock can produce painful losses, up to and including a complete loss of capital should the business be forced into bankruptcy.

That’s why it’s so important to invest in only the strongest of these companies — those that possess the best business models and enjoy the largest growth opportunities. In this regard, here’s one of the most intriguing small-cap stocks available in the market today.

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Top Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

One way to give your business a competitive edge is to make your services indispensable to your customers. XPO Logistics is creating an aura of invincibility for itself by making its logistics and transportation services a critical component of the survival of its retail customers.

XPO recently launched XPO Direct, a service that will put small and medium-sized businesses — and even large ones — on an equal footing with the retail giants. One of the advantages Walmart and Amazon.com have over their rivals is scale. Their far-flung operations allow them to be within hours of their customers, meaning they can deliver products to a customer’s doorstep almost without thinking.

XPO Logistics is leveling the playing field by allowing retailers to use its warehouses, trucks, and logistics services to gain a comparable reach. If a retailer had to build out its own network of stores and distribution centers, the cost would likely be more than it’s worth as the capital expenditures would result in higher prices. By sharing its facilities and capabilities, XPO becomes essential to the retailer’s survival in the hyper-competitive environment.

That’s but one service XPO Logistics has launched and is building on its record of growth. Analysts expect the global intermodal freight transportation market to grow at a compounded annual rate of 16.4% through 2019, hitting $26.2 billion. XPO’s first-quarter revenue surged over 18%, with organic growth in the last-mile segment hitting 15%.

At 24 times Wall Street’s expected earnings for 2018, XPO Logistics might appear pricey, but it is the industry leader. Considering it trades at only 15 times the free cash flow it produces, while not a bargain-basement stock, it’s attractively valued and could be considered as a long-term holding in any portfolio.

Top Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: BlackBerry Limited(BB)

BlackBerry controlled about a fifth of the world’s smartphone market in 2009. But it eventually lost the entire market to iPhones and Android devices. By the time John Chen became BlackBerry’s CEO in 2013, it controlled less than 1% of the market

Rather than attempt a comeback in smartphones, Chen expanded BlackBerry’s enterprise software, services, and licensing businesses. Its core growth engine became BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES), which lets companies secure and monitor their employees’ mobile devices.

In 2016, BlackBerry stopped manufacturing its own smartphones, and licensed its brand to Chinese smartphone maker TCL, which created a new subsidiary called BlackBerry Mobile. TCL pays BlackBerry licensing fees, a high-margin revenue stream that complements its software and services revenues.

Last year, BlackBerry’s software and services revenue (which includes its licensing fees) rose 20% and accounted for 80% of its top line. Unfortunately, that growth was offset by its declining handset sales and service access fees, and BlackBerry’s total revenue slid 29%. But as its handset and service access revenue drops toward zero, the growth of its software and services should gradually offset those losses.

Wall Street expects BlackBerry’s revenue to fall just 8% this year, and rebound 10% next year. Its earnings are also expected to grow again as its revenue rises. BlackBerry’s growth and valuations look messy now, but I think investors could warm up to this humbled tech giant again over the next decade — and its stock could eventually double.

Top Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: Domtar Corporation(UFS)

Domtar Corp (NYSE:UFS) manufactures and distributes a wide array of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products. Domtar also owns and operates an extensive network of strategically located paper and printing supplies distribution facilities. The stock currently has a Zacks Rank #1 and a Value Score of B. It has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 5%.

Top Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: Altria Group(MO)

Owning a tobacco stock may not be right for everyone, but government regulation has effectively closed the U.S. market to new competition. Which has provided Altria and its tobacco brands, including iconic Marlboro, a huge advantage in an industry facing a slow and steady decline. With roughly 50% market share in cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products, Altria has a virtual monopoly in the markets it serves.

Altria has been using its dominant market position to return value to shareholders via stock buybacks and a big dividend (the company targets an 80% of adjusted earnings payout ratio). The hefty 5% yield, however, is backed by 49 years of consecutive annual dividend hikes, so this is no fly by-night company using a fat dividend to lure in investors. How has Altria managed to keep pushing sales results, and dividends, higher? Because of the nature of its products and the lack of new competition Altria has been able to increase the prices it charges over time, more than offsetting the impact from slowly declining demand.   

MO Revenue (Annual) Chart


Altria is, effectively, a cash cow investment. That said, it isn’t waiting for its business to simply die off (something that will likely take decades to happen, by the way). It is also investing in new technology like vaping and burnless tobacco products (its iQOS line). Investments like these should help to extend the company’s dominant market position as it leverages its leading brand names in new areas.   

If you can’t handle a so-called "sin" stock, don’t buy Altria. But it certainly has a virtual monopoly on U.S. tobacco and is using that to reward investors with big dividends.

Top Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: Yext, Inc.(YEXT)

Last, but certainly not least, put Yext Inc (NYSE:YEXT) on your list of artificial intelligence stocks worth a look.

The short version of a long story: While many AI developers are proverbially swinging for the fences in hopes of a payoff down the road, Yext is creating practical AI-driven services here and now. Specifically, Yext has developed ways to turn the mountains of data most companies are now collecting into actionable intelligence.

At first glance, it might not even look like true artificial intelligence. It may look and feel more like a well-planned means of repackaging information that already exists in a difficult-to-use format. Take a closer look, though, and one can see that its platform understands certain contexts and its AI-powered chatbot for use by client companies wouldn’t function properly just using a mere script.

Sexy? Not in the least. What is sexy, however, is the 32% revenue growth forecasted for this year with the same growth rate expected next year. Clearly the company’s doing something right.