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Kicking someone while they're down is unsportsmanlike, but it happens every year in the stock market.
In November and December, investors often pummel the stocks that have declined in the first 10 months of the year. Why? For tax reasons. Investors sell their losers to establish tax losses, which are useful in offsetting capital gains and hence lowering the tax burden.
This effect, called tax loss selling, will happen even though tax rates may change under President-elect Joe Biden. The taxes you pay in April 2021 for tax year 2020 are already set in stone, and if you can lower
Investors looking for opportunities amid fairly priced growing companies may be interested in the three stocks listed below, as their share prices are trading lower than their Peter Lynch Fair Values.
The Peter Lynch Fair Value is based on the idea that the fair price-earnings ratio for a growing company matches its growth rate (that is, the price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio is equal to 1). The calculation is a combination of the following three factors:
- The stock's PEG ratio.
- The stock's five-year Ebitda growth rate.
- The stock's earnings per share (EPS) without non-recurring items (NRI) for the trailing twelve months
Founded in 1980, the guru's Milwaukee-based firm takes a contrarian, fundamental, relative value approach to stock picking, typically investing in financially strong companies that are experiencing a temporary setback.
Keeping these criteria in mind, Snow entered 10 new positions during the quarter, sold out of 13 holdings and added to or reduced a slew of other investments. Notable trades included new positions in Intel Corp. (INTC) and Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. (ARGO), a boost to The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.
Over the last six months, we have skewed our portfolio more toward defense companies. We have done this intentionally. The world appears less safe today than at any time since the Berlin Wall came down. After 9/11, the world was united to fight terrorists. Even Russia – our Cold War foe – reached out to help the U.S. fight the terrorists who attacked us.
Fast-forward two decades. We live in a drastically different world.
The resurgence of nationalism had started to create cracks in attitudes about global trade, especially in the U.S., before the pandemic. The pandemic has just widened
We came up with a theory many years ago to address how important psychology is to owning common stocks. We found that the risks go up in a stock market, or in an individual stock, when a "well-known fact" (WKF) was acted on in the extreme. It is a leading cause of stock market failure for professional and individual investors alike. In our world, a well-known fact is a body of economic information which is known to everyone, has been acted on by everyone and has attracted the most speculative investors (i.e., investors using borrowed money or options).
Robert Swan, the CEO of Intel Corporation (INTC), has been buying stock in the chipmaker this year in July and October.
Part of the reason might be explained by the below one-year price chart, which shows a declining stock price:
Swan had no shortage of shares already in his holdings before this year - after all, he is the CEO and has received millions of dollars worth of as part of executive compensationplans. Bloomberg called him the seventh-highest-paid CEO of 2019 and provided this breakdown of his $99,022,847 compensation for the year:
The search for profitable investment opportunities on Wall Street - equities that have the potential to beat market averages - begins with a simple question for me: what do these publicly-traded firms do for investors?
Another important question to consider is whether to allocate money in different business opportunities, i.e. coffee-shops, burger chains, electric car manufacturing, retail stores, electronic trade, software development, etc., or to be more concentrated. Rather than buying stocks, investors could also buy stock or bond ETFs, in which shareholders or corporate debt holders hand their money to managers of different firms to invest it for them.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 27,847.66 on Wednesday with a gain of 367.63 points or 1.34%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,443.44 for a gain of 74.28 points or 2.20%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 11,590.78 for a gain of 430.21 points or 3.85%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 29.57 for a loss of 5.98 points or -16.82%.
Wednesday's Market Movers
U.S. indexes ended higher Wednesday. The Nasdaq gained 3.85%, led by biotech.
On the earnings calendar, Lending Club (LC) reported earnings. Revenue of $74.7 million decreased -63.5% year over year and beat estimates by $16.66
According to GuruFocus Baskets statistics, the six most-popular stocks placed in GuruFocus users' Halloween candy baskets as of Friday are Intel Corp. (INTC), Biogen Inc. (BIIB), Apple Inc. (AAPL), Facebook Inc. (FB), Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA).
The GuruFocus Baskets feature allows users to place a stock into one of several virtual baskets: buying, considering, researching and not interested. The virtual baskets follow Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A)(BRK.B) co-managers Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and Charlie Munger (Trades, Portfolio)'s theory of achieving higher returns by investing only within
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is set to acquire Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX) in an all-equity deal. Better known by its acronym AMD, the chipmaker is offering 1.7234 of its shares for each share of Xilinx.
Personally, I've been looking at this deal for a few weeks now as the rumors intrigued me. The deal seemed to be very well received by analysts on the conference call where it was announced. Executives on both sides sounded like they were genuinely excited.
Xilinx CEO Victor Peng even said he's all-in and has to make the integration work, which sounded like
Shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) tumbled over 4% on Tuesday on the heels of reporting its third-quarter earnings results. The company also announced that it entered a definitive agreement to acquire rival semiconductor company Xilinx Inc. (XLNX).
AMD earnings summary
The Santa Clara, California-based semiconductor company reported net income of $390 million, or 32 cents in earnings per share, compared with net income of $120 million, or 14 cents in earnings per share, in the prior-year quarter. Adjusted net income of 41 cents per share topped the consensus estimate of 35 cents per share.
Choosing stocks whose earnings return is more than twice the monthly spot rate of the 20-year high-quality market corporate bonds grants a higher chance to unearth high-return investments, in my opinion. This class of investment-grade bonds represents corporate loans issued by triple-A, double-A and single-A rated companies.
Since these bonds give a monthly spot rate of 2.96% as of October 2020, the following three stocks may be of interest to investors, as they offer earnings returns of more than 5.9% at price-earnings ratios of less than 17.
Shares of Intel Corp (INTC) were trading at $48.20 per
According to the All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature of GuruFocus, three technology stocks that have high financial strength, outperformed the S&P 500 over the past six months and are undervalued based on the GuruFocus Value Line are Celestica Inc. (CLS), iRobot Corp. (IRBT) and Plexus Corp. (PLXS).
The GF Value Line considers three factors: historical price multiples, an internal adjustment factor based on the company's past returns and growth and future estimates of business performance.
Dow slips as Intel drags down tech
On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 28,335.57, down 28.09 points
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 28,335.57 on Friday with a loss of 28.09 points or -0.10%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,465.39 for a gain of 11.90 points or 0.34%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 11,548.28 for a gain of 42.28 points or 0.37%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 27.50 for a loss of 0.61 points or -2.17%.
For the week, the S&P 500 was down approximately 0.4%. The Nasdaq and Dow Jones both had a weekly return of approximately -1.0%. For the year, the Nasdaq is up 28.24%, the S&P 500 is up 7.26% and
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 28,363.66 on Thursday with a gain of 152.84 points or 0.54%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,453.49 for a gain of 17.93 points or 0.52%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 11,506.01 for a gain of 21.31 points or 0.19%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 28.11 for a loss of 0.54 points or -1.88%.
Thursday's Market Movers
U.S. indexes ended the day higher. The Food and Drug Administration approved Gilead's (GILD) Remdesivir as the first fully approved Covid-19 treatment. The Nasdaq Biotech Index gained 1.46%.
On the earnings calendar:
- Dow (DOW):
On Thursday after the market closed, American multinational technology company Intel Corp. (INTC) announced earnings results for its third quarter of fiscal 2020.
Despite posting a revenue beat and earnings that were in line with analyst predictions, shares of Intel dropped 10% in after-hours trading following the earnings release as weakness in the memory and storage business confirmed the motive behind the company's plan to divest itself of this declining segment.
Overview of the quarter
Intel reported revenue of $18.33 billion for the quarter, down 3% from the same quarter of last year, while GAAP earnings per share were $1.02
As it works toward diversifying its technologies, Intel Corp. (INTC) announced on Tuesday it is selling the majority of its memory business to SK Hynix Inc. (XKRX:000660).
According to the terms of the agreement, the South Korean company will acquire the chipmaker's NAND memory chip and storage business, as well as a related manufacturing plant in Dalian, China, for $9 billion.
The Santa Clara, California-based company will retain its Optane business, which produces more advanced memory products that are used in data centers. Intel plans to invest the proceeds of the transaction into its long-term growth priorities, including technologies
The Parnassus Endeavor Fund (Trades, Portfolio) released its third-quarter portfolio earlier this week, revealing potential value opportunities as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact the market.
The fund, which is part of Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio)'s San Francisco-based Parnassus Investments, avoids investing in fossil fuel-related stocks. Rather, it prefers companies that have exemplary work environments and are known for being socially and environmentally responsible. With the goal of capital appreciation, the portfolio managers invest in discounted large-cap companies that have strong competitive advantages, relevant products and quality management teams.
With these criteria in mind,
The past year was horrible for dividend investing.
Many investors these days are indifferent to dividends. They want a story, fast growth, momentum and a whiff of technology. No one buys Netflix (NFLX) or Tesla Inc. (TSLA) for the dividends – and by the way, there aren't any.
Beginning in 1998, I've written 20 columns recommending selected stocks that I think have dividend appeal. The one I wrote a year ago had the worst results, by far.
My Dividend Appeal picks dropped 42.3%, shattering the previous low, a loss of 15.4% in 2015-16. All five of my picks fell, led
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) is trying to get its business strategy right: focus on the fast-growing cloud and artificail intelligence segments of the information technology industry and catch up with the likes of Amazon (AMZN), Alphabet's Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT).
On Thursday, IBM announced that it will split itself into two publicly traded companies, one of which will keep legacy IT infrastructure businesses, while the other will keep cloud services and AI.
The company's move is part of a broader strategy of "creative destruction," where the technology giant has been shedding declining traditional business segments and expanding into