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Top Cheap Stocks To Own For 2022

When it comes to the stock market, the general consensus is that cheap stocks are cheap for a reason. However, there are times where a good business or good opportunity is under-appreciated by the stock market.

Those stocks seem to slip through the cracks, even though many of these companies are well-known entities.

Granted, a lot of times cheap stocks fail to pay off. However, we’ve seen more than enough examples where a $15 stock goes to $50 or a $20 stock scores to $75. Are we looking at that opportunity for some of the names below?


Let’s look at seven cheap stocks to speculate on with a few hundred bucks:

Ford (NYSE:F) Palantir (NYSE:PLTR)  Opendoor Technologies (NASDAQ:OPEN) BlackBerry (NYSE:BB) SoFi Technologies (NASDAQ:SOFI) Gogo (NASDAQ:GOGO) AcuityAds Holdings (NASDAQ:ATY)

Now, let’s dive in and take a closer look at each one.

Cheap Stocks to Buy: Ford (F)

Top Cheap Stocks To Own For 2022: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated provides healthcare services in the United States. Its Health Benefits segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services to national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, and individuals; and non-employer based insurance options for purchase by individuals. It also provides health and well-being services for individuals aged 50 and older; and for services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals, as well as health plans for the beneficiaries of acute and long-term care Medicaid plans. This segment offers its services through a network of 730,000 physicians and other health care professionals, and 5,300 hospitals. Its OptumHealth segment provides health, financial, and ancillary services and products that assist consumers through personalized health management solutions; benefit administration, and clinical and network management; health-based financi al services; behavioral solutions; and specialty benefits, such as dental, vision, life, critical illness, short-term disability, and stop-loss product offerings. The company?s Ingenix segment offers database and data management services, software products, publications, consulting and actuarial services, business process outsourcing services, and pharmaceutical data consulting and research services. Its Prescription Solutions segment provides integrated pharmacy benefit management services comprising retail network pharmacy contracting and management, claims processing, mail order pharmacy services, specialty pharmacy, benefit design consultation, rebate contracting and management, drug utilization review, formulary management programs, disease therapy management, and adherence programs to employer groups, union trusts, managed care organizations, Medicare-contracted plans, Medicaid plans, and third party administrators. The company was founded in 1974 and is based in Minne tonka, Minnesota.

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    Top holdings include the likes of Microsoft(MSFT), Walmart (WMT), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Procter & Gamble (PG) and UnitedHealth Group (UNH).

    “VIG is well-diversified at the sector level, offering a much more balanced portfolio than either the iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY) or the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY),” Kern adds.

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    The 60 or so holdings in this fund are a simple listing of the healthcare stocks that are present in the broader S&P 500 Index. These companies are then weighted by size, so familiar names like Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), UnitedHealth Group (UNH) and Pfizer (PFE) top the list of components.

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    If you want to follow that constant increase in spending, then why not focus on this sector? FSPHX provides a simple and diversified way to do so. The fund owns about 120 total stocks, with top holdings right now including insurance giant UnitedHealthGroup (UNH), as well as mid-sized vascular device company Penumbra (PEN).

  • [By Faizan Farooque]

    Nevertheless, JPMorgan is a bellwether for the U.S. economy. As consumer spending comes roaring back to life, JPM is a safe stock to have in your portfolio.

    UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Source: Ken Wolter /

    UnitedHealth Group is a data-driven healthcare enterprise comprised of Optum, its pharmacy and care delivery division, and UnitedHealth, the nation’s largest health insurer. Overall, the group oversees 140 million patients who produce approximately 1.5 trillion transactions per year. That is a big data pool, which is leveraged to improve medical care.

Top Cheap Stocks To Own For 2022: USG Corporation(USG)

USG Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and distribution of building materials worldwide. The company offers gypsum and related products, including gypsum wallboard, joint compounds used for finishing wallboard joints, cement boards, glass mat sheathing, gypsum fiber panels, poured gypsum underlayments, ultra light panels, and various construction plaster products. Its gypsum products are used in various building applications to finish the interior walls, ceilings, and floors in residential, commercial, and institutional constructions, and repair and remodel constructions. The company also produces gypsum-based products for agricultural and industrial customers to use in various applications, including soil conditioning, road repair, fireproofing, and ceramics. In addition, it manufactures ceiling grid and acoustical ceiling tile for electrical and mechanical systems, and air distribution and maintenance applications. USG Corporation distribut es its gypsum products through specialty wallboard distributors, building materials dealers, home improvement centers and other retailers, contractors, and a network of distributors. Further, it distributes other manufacturers? gypsum wallboard, joint compound and other gypsum products, as well as drywall metal, insulation, and roofing products and accessories. The company sells its products under SHEETROCK, DUROCK, FIBEROCK, SECUROCK, LEVELROCK, RED TOP, IMPERIAL, DIAMOND, SUPREMO, AURATONE, ACOUSTONE, DONN, DX, FINELINE, CENTRICITEE, CURVATURA, and COMPASSO brands. The company was founded in 1901 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Top Cheap Stocks To Own For 2022: 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.

Top Cheap Stocks To Own For 2022: 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.

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    There’s a lot going on with XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) these days.

    The transportation company just spun off its contract logistics division, GXO Logistics (NYSE:GXO), making it easier for investors to value the stock compared with less-than-truckload peers like Old Dominion and Saia. XPO also just posted record results in its second-quarter earnings report, showing the company is benefiting from the economic reopening.

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    With Motley Fool analyst Nick Sciple returning from his honeymoon, Motley Fool contributor Lou Whiteman joins this episode of Industry Focus: Energy to bring us up to speed on stories he might have missed in July, including Boeing (NYSE:BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), and XPO Logistics’ (NYSE:XPO) earnings.

  • [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.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch For 2022

One day many years ago, I found myself stuck in traffic and noticed a peculiar sign. It said something about the construction that was going on — the very thing that was hampering my commute.

It said all this construction was being funded by a bond. This was before I had ever started my career in finance, so bonds were an unfamiliar thing. But when I began my investment career, I soon realized that I could actually invest in these things. And the more I learned, the more I was ecstatic.

After all, If you can’t beat ’em, might as well make money off them…

You see, these types of bonds have a name — general obligation bonds — a type of municipal, or “muni” bond for short. These bonds are used for everything from helping fund road construction to building schools, bridges, water infrastructure and other public buildings. As I became more familiar with municipal bonds, I quickly became a fan. In fact, in my experience, muni-bonds are one of the safest ways for investors to earn income in today’s market — while also beating the tax man. (More on that in a moment.)

Top Safest Stocks To Watch For 2022: athenahealth, Inc.(ATHN)

In this Annual Report on Form 10-K, the terms the “Company,” “athenahealth,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to athenahealth, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Anodyne Health Partners, Inc., athena Point Lookout, LLC, athenahealth MA, Inc., athenahealth Security Corporation, athenahealth Technology Private Limited, and Proxsys LLC, and any subsidiary that may be acquired or formed in the future. We were incorporated in Delaware on August 21, 1997, as Athena Healthcare Incorporated. We changed our name to, Inc. on March 31, 2000, and to athenahealth, Inc. on November 17, 2000. Our corporate headquarters are located at 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, Massachusetts, 02472, and our telephone number is (617) 402-1000.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Entering the second quarter, MGY accounted for 1.4% of Cooperman's portfolio. Of the stocks remaining, the top 10 account for 56.7% of the investment manager's overall assets. Its largest holding at an 8.2% weighting is Alphabet, followed by home loan servicer Mr. Cooper Group (COOP) at 7.9% and blank-check company Athene Holding (ATHN) at 6.6%.

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    Bank of Montreal Can trimmed its holdings in shares of athenahealth, Inc (NASDAQ:ATHN) by 23.0% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 7,701 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 2,301 shares during the quarter. Bank of Montreal Can’s holdings in athenahealth were worth $1,016,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Raymond James & Associates grew its holdings in shares of athenahealth, Inc (NASDAQ:ATHN) by 23.7% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 13,508 shares of the health services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,586 shares during the period. Raymond James & Associates’ holdings in athenahealth were worth $2,150,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch For 2022: Cardtronics, Inc.(CATM)

Cardtronics, Inc. provides automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMs) and multi-function financial services kiosks. It operates through U.S., Europe, and Other International segments. The company offers cash dispensing and bank account balance inquiries, as well as other consumer financial services, including bill payments, check cashing, remote deposit capture, and money transfer services. It also provides various forms of managed services solutions, such as monitoring, maintenance, cash management, communications, customer service, and transaction processing services to operate ATMs and financial services kiosks for its merchant customers. In addition, the company offers surcharge-free ATM access to customers of participating financial institutions; and owns and operates an electronic funds transfer transaction processing platform that provides transaction processing services to its network of ATMs and financial services kiosks, as well as other ATMs under managed services arrangements. As of December 31, 2014, it owned and operated approximately 110,200 retail ATMs in the United States (U.S.), the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and Mexico. The company was formerly known as Cardtronics Group, Inc. and changed its name to Cardtronics, Inc. in January 2004. Cardtronics, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. The firm currently has $36.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Cardtronics plc provides ATM services primarily in North America and Europe. The company is at the convergence of retailers, financial institutions, prepaid card programs and the customers they share. Cardtronics, Inc., formerly known as Cardtronics plc, is headquartered in Houston, Texas. “

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    Mastercard (NASDAQ: CATM) and Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch For 2022: InfraREIT, Inc.(HIFR)

InfraREIT, Inc., incorporated on September 29, 2014, is an externally managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns rate-regulated electric transmission and distribution (T&D) assets, such as power lines, substations, transmission towers, distribution poles, transformers and related property and assets, in Texas. Its T&D assets are located throughout Texas, including Panhandle Assets, Stanton/Brady/Celeste Assets, McAllen Assets, Stanton Transmission Loop Assets and ERCOT Transmission Assets. The Company leases its T&D assets to Sharyland Utilities, L.P. (Sharyland), a Texas-based regulated electric utility. The Company’s T&D assets are owned by its subsidiary Sharyland Distribution and Transmission Services, L.L.C. (SDTS) and SDTS’s wholly owned subsidiaries, Sharyland Projects, L.L.C. (SPLLC) and SDTS FERC, L.L.C. (SDTS FERC). The Company operates its assets, property related expenses associated with assets, construction management and regulatory oversight and compliance related to assets through Sharyland. The Company’s tenant, Sharyland, is a regulated utility and serves over 50,000 electricity delivery points in 29 counties throughout Texas. Sharyland is responsible for construction management, operation and maintenance of its T&D assets and regulatory oversight and compliance. The Company leases T&D assets to Sharyland under five separate leases: McAllen Lease, S/B/C Lease, CREZ Lease, Stanton Transmission Loop Lease and ERCOT Transmission Lease.

The Company owns T&D assets throughout Texas, including the Texas Panhandle near Amarillo, the Permian Basin in and around Stanton, Central Texas around Brady, Northeast Texas in and around Celeste and South Texas near McAllen. Its T&D assets consist of approximately 50,000 electricity delivery points, approximately 620 miles of transmission lines, approximately 10,500 miles of distribution lines, 35 substations and a 300 megawatt (MW) high-voltage direct current interconnection (DC Tie) between Texas and Mexico. The Company! is externally managed by Hunt Manager.

The Company competes with Fortis, Iberdrola, Macquarie Infrastructure Fund, Mid-American Energy Holdings, NextEra Energy, American Electric Power, CenterPoint Energy, Oncor Electric and Texas New Mexico Power, Austin Energy, CPS Energy and South Texas Electric Cooperative.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Citadel Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of InfraREIT Inc (NYSE:HIFR) by 335.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 73,755 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 56,809 shares during the quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC owned about 0.17% of InfraREIT worth $1,635,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    InfraREIT Inc (NYSE:HIFR) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $21.00.

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    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. trimmed its holdings in InfraREIT (NYSE:HIFR) by 18.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,342,026 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 303,392 shares during the quarter. Reaves W H & Co. Inc. owned approximately 3.05% of InfraREIT worth $26,076,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch For 2022: Synacor, Inc.(SYNC)

Synacor, Inc. provides startpages and homescreens, video solutions, identity management services, and various cloud-based services for a range of devices to cable, satellite, telecom, and consumer electronics companies in the United States and Internationally. The companys technology allows customers to package a range of personalized, online content, and cloud-based services with their high-speed Internet, communications, television and other offerings. It creates, designs, and develops multi-device startpages, such as personalized contents to engage the consumers of Internet and communications providers, and device manufacturers in its media and programming library; offers digital advertising services through video, image, and text advertisements; and provides streaming video services to find TV shows, movies, and short-form videos from various genres at one place. The company also offers cloud ID products, which are identity management platforms for access controlling, ID usage auditing, and fraud prevention; hosting and management services for Web-based email products; and migration services to migrate from other email hosts to its email products. In addition, it provides free-to-subscriber contents and services; and paid content and premium services. The company was formerly known as CKMP, Inc. and changed its name to Synacor, Inc. in July 2001. Synacor, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Buffalo, New York.

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    SVMK (NASDAQ:SVMK) and Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

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    HealthStream (NASDAQ: SYNC) and Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Synacor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 47.6409011491603 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Francisco Trust Under Agreemen Sells 25,000 Shares of Dyadic International, Inc. (NASDAQ:DYAI) Stock

Dyadic International, Inc. (NASDAQ:DYAI) major shareholder Francisco Trust Under Agreemen sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $103,965.00, for a total value of $2,599,125,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

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On Wednesday, August 11th, Francisco Trust Under Agreemen sold 150,000 shares of Dyadic International stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $770,983.56, for a total value of $115,647,534,000.00.

NASDAQ DYAI opened at $4.52 on Wednesday. Dyadic International, Inc. has a 1 year low of $3.15 and a 1 year high of $8.78. The business’s 50-day moving average is $3.69.

Dyadic International (NASDAQ:DYAI) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 12th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.14) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.09) by ($0.05). Dyadic International had a negative net margin of 536.88% and a negative return on equity of 43.25%. Equities analysts expect that Dyadic International, Inc. will post -0.4 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in DYAI. Millennium Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Dyadic International in the second quarter valued at approximately $964,000. Tibra Equities Europe Ltd acquired a new position in Dyadic International during the second quarter worth $296,000. Ergoteles LLC acquired a new position in Dyadic International during the second quarter worth $290,000. Axiom Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in Dyadic International during the first quarter worth $366,000. Finally, Susquehanna International Group LLP increased its stake in shares of Dyadic International by 363.1% in the second quarter. Susquehanna International Group LLP now owns 44,907 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $161,000 after buying an additional 61,977 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 19.55% of the company’s stock.

Dyadic International Company Profile

Dyadic International, Inc, a biotechnology platform company, develops, produces, and sells enzymes and other proteins in the United States. The company utilizes its patented and proprietary C1 technology and other technologies to conduct research, development, and commercial activities for the development and manufacturing of human and animal vaccines and drugs, such as virus like particles and antigens, monoclonal antibodies, fab antibody fragments, Fc-fusion proteins, biosimilars and/or biobetters, and other therapeutic enzymes and proteins.

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Arch Resources (ARCH) Leer South Longwall Mine Starts Operation


Arch Resources (ARCH Quick QuoteARCH ) announced that the Leer South longwall mine in Barbour County, WV has started commercial production. The longwall mine is expected to produce up to 4 million tons per year of premium-quality, High-Vol A metallurgical coal for global steel markets.

As of second quarter-end, Arch Resources invested $392 million since the launch of the Leer South longwall program in February 2019. Finally, around $400 million was invested to develop the longwall mine, which was a tad higher than the expected expenditure between $360 million and $390 million. The mine was expected to start commercial production at nearly the same time as being operational.

How This Mine Assists Arch Resources

The development of high-quality low-cost met coal mine will allow Arch Resources to strengthen its existing position in the global met coal market and meet the expected rise in demand for met coal from the global steel industry.

Arch Resources expects coking coal sales volume in the range of 7.4-8.2 million tons in 2021. The company expects Leer South to make a sizeable contribution to total production volumes in fourth-quarter 2021 and ramp to full production mode by the start of 2022.

Global Steel Production Drives Demand

The World Steel Association’s Short Range Outlook for 2021 and 2022 indicates an increase in global steel demand. World Steel Association forecasts that steel demand will grow 5.8% in 2021 to reach 1,874.0 million tons (Mt), after declining 0.2% in 2020. In 2022, steel demand will see further growth of 2.7% to reach 1,924.6 Mt.

Met coal is essential for the production of steel and the expected increase in steel production is going to boost the prospects of met coal producers like Arch Resources, Ramaco Resources (METC Quick QuoteMETC ) , Warrior Met Coal (HCC Quick QuoteHCC ) and SunCoke Energy, Inc. (SXC Quick QuoteSXC ) , among others.

Price Performance

Shares of the company have gained 110.2% in the past 12 months, ou! tperforming the industry’s 82.8% rally.

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Zacks Rank

Arch Resources currently sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Li Auto (LI) Warming Up to Q2 Earnings: What Can Investors Expect?


Li Auto Inc. (LI Quick QuoteLI ) is slated to release second-quarter 2021 results on Aug 30, before market open. This Beijing-based company made its NASDAQ debut on Jul 30, 2020, being the second China-based electric vehicle (EV) maker to be listed on the U.S. stock market after NIO Inc. (NIO Quick QuoteNIO ) . The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the quarter’s loss is pegged at 3 cents per share.

In the last reported quarter, the company posted net loss per share of 6 cents, narrower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 7 cents.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Li Auto’s second-quarter loss per share has widened by one cent in the past 90 days.

Earnings Whispers

Our proven model does not predict an earnings beat for Li Auto for the to-be-reported quarter, as it does not has the right combination of the two key ingredients. A combination of a positive Earnings ESP, and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold), increases the odds of an earnings beat. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Earnings ESP: Li Auto has an Earnings ESP of 0.00%.

Zacks Rank: It carries a Zacks Rank of 4 (Sell), currently.

Factors at Play

Li Auto is an innovator in China’s new energy vehicle market. The company designs, develops, manufactures, and sells premium smart EVs. The company currently sells a family-sized SUV named the Li One. The company started volume production of Li One in November 2019 and released the 2021 Li One in May 2021.

Backed by China’s food delivery giant Meituan, Li Auto is witnessing surging demand, steered by the launch of its upgraded version of the Li One SUV. Li Auto also beat the upper end of its second-quarter guidance of 15,500 vehicles, delivering a total of 17,575 vehicles over the quarter. The delivery count also marked an increase of 166.1%, year over year, and 39.7%, ! quarter over quarter. This is likely to have aided the company’s second-quarter performance.

However, amid the soaring popularity of green vehicles, Li Auto has rolled out only one model to the market, as of now. Also, competition in the Chinese electric vehicle market is getting intense. Li Auto is not only competing with peer Chinese EV players like NIO and XPeng (XPEV Quick QuoteXPEV ) but also faces stiff competition from established players like Tesla (TSLA Quick QuoteTSLA ) . Further, XPeng and NIO have both started shipping China-made EVs to Norway, in order to expand their business internationally. Li Auto is yet to outgrow China’s EV market. These factors are likely to have negatively impacted the company’s quarterly performance.

The company’s elevated research and development (R&D) expenses on advanced technologies for the development of next vehicle models is expected to have dented its second-quarter margins. Also, Li Auto’s soaring selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses resulting from the increased marketing and promotional activities, and elevated headcount and rental expenses with the expansion of the company’s sales network might have further eroded its bottom line during the quarter under review.