Just on a personal basis, it is heartening to see Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) rebound. NVO was a high-quality name where I realized a loss that was significant both in percentage and dollar terms, despite some modest trading profits last year. Sometimes, since the only certainties involve taxes, the allure of a tax loss can require a sale even when one likes the stock, which was the case.
The rationale for NVO and for selling some but keeping plenty at the lows revolves around P/Es. When I began buying it about 1 1/2 years ago and reporting on it, the TTM P/E that I recall of around 28X was not thrilling, given that it also had a high price-to-sales ratio, extraordinarily high price-to-book ratio, and high operating margins. Thus, even when I sold some in the $30s, the stock was not dirt-cheap, merely reasonable; and the company was potentially looking at no growth for some time to come, with the usual pipeline downside risks.
There was a rationale for making a long-term commitment to this company, though, even at a premium P/E. The reasons included:
Best Cheap Stocks To Buy For 2019: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)
- [By Shane Hupp]
Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Argus in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a $16.34 price target on the restaurant operator’s stock, down from their prior price target of $19.00.
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Throughout its history, Starbucks has mostly had a company-owned model for its retail locations, a strategy that is at odds with a trend of activist investors pushing fast food, restaurant and coffee companies to franchise locations out to raise cash for stock buybacks and debt reduction. In recent years, activists have targeted Jamba Juice (JMBA) , Potbelly (PBPB) , Jack in the Box (JACK) , Wendys Co. (WEN) , McDonald’s (MCD) and elsewhere. In addition, Starbucks has a one-share, one-vote structure, which can make it vulnerable to an activist investor seeking to elect dissident director candidates as it pursued the strategy.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
A.R.T. Advisors LLC lowered its stake in Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) by 19.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 150,664 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 36,036 shares during the period. A.R.T. Advisors LLC owned 0.06% of Wendys worth $2,644,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Matt Hogan]
Growth within the industry is a bit lumpy, with limited-service restaurants, such as Wendys Co (NASDAQ: WEN) and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG), growing at 5.3 percent in 2017 as compared to 3.5 percent for casual dining establishments according to the National Restaurant Industry.
- [By Jeremy Bowman]
The chart below shows how McDonald’s compares with some of its closest peers based on its valuation and expected growth rate.
Company P/E Ratio 2-Year Expected EPS Growth Rate
McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) 26.2 23.6%
Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) 26.2 27.3%
Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) 21.8 58.1%
Restaurant Brands International(NYSE:QSR) 21.4 41.9%
Yum! Brands(NYSE:YUM) 23.2 29.7%
Data source: Yahoo! Finance. EPS = earnings per share.
Best Cheap Stocks To Buy For 2019: S&P GSCI(GD)
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Cramer and Moreno also looked at General Dynamics (GD) which peaked in early March, before starting a downtrend until Tuesday. Last week, General Dynamics fell to the lower end of its channel, but then it bounced right to the high end, and Wednesday it firmly broke out above the high end of this channel. The stochastic oscillator, which is a powerful momentum indicator is making a bullish crossover, and based on today’s move, Moreno thinks General Dynamics can return to its old highs at $230.
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
Shipbuilding and services specialistHuntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII) was spun off from Northup Grumman in early 2011. General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) is roughly six times larger and offers a far more diversified list of products and services that includes submarines, aircraft, and armored vehicles, among other things. Both, however, provide key products and services to the U.S. military. That’s normally a fairly consistent business driven by large and often very long contracts. With a supportive administration in the White House, it would seem like now is a good time to take a look at this pair of stocks. But which of these two military-industrial companies is a better buy? Using a Benjamin Grahamlens, the answer may not be what you want to hear.
- [By Chris Dier-Scalise]
What gives? Well, all of the top six holdings in the fund—Boeing Co (NYSE: BA), United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD), Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), and Northrup Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC)—all either met or exceeded Q4 earnings estimates. Together, those six companies make up about 45 percent of the fund.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Traders sold shares of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) on strength during trading on Friday. $52.91 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $170.65 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $117.74 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, General Dynamics had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. General Dynamics traded up $0.76 for the day and closed at $202.52
Best Cheap Stocks To Buy For 2019: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)
- [By Logan Wallace]
D.A. Davidson & CO. lifted its position in shares of Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) by 1.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 574,584 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 7,640 shares during the period. Emerson Electric makes up about 0.8% of D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings, making the stock its 25th biggest holding. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $39,244,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. reduced its stake in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) by 4.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 80,915 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,534 shares during the quarter. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $5,527,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
- [By Lisa Levin]
Analysts at Berenberg upgraded Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) from Sell to Hold.
Emerson Electric shares fell 0.43 percent to close at $69.90 on Monday.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
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EMR has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Emerson Electric from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. UBS initiated coverage on shares of Emerson Electric in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $73.26 price objective on the stock. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $78.00 price objective on shares of Emerson Electric in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of Emerson Electric from $79.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, Berenberg Bank raised shares of Emerson Electric from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $69.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Emerson Electric has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $73.00.
- [By Max Byerly]
Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. decreased its holdings in Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) by 33.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 66,251 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 33,574 shares during the quarter. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $4,525,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Best Cheap Stocks To Buy For 2019: Kohl’s Corporation(KSS)
- [By Asit Sharma]
To me, the introduction of delightful uncertainty is reminiscent of Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) gamification of shopping. Kohl’s features a more stable, predictable, department-store-genre selection of goods. Yet it dangles layers of discounts and promotions, which can then be combined with “Kohl’s Cash” (customer rewards generated by prior purchases) to serially reduce the list price of an item at checkout. Both TJX and Kohl’s attempt to bolster value with fun, in order to maintain steady traffic into their respective stores.
- [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]
In this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, Vincent Shen and senior Motley Fool contributor Adam Levine-Weinberg dive into the latest developments fromMacy’s(NYSE:M), Kohl’s(NYSE:KSS), and Dillard’s(NYSE:DDS), which have all enjoyed bullish rallies of 30% in the past month.
- [By Taylor Cox]
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Best Cheap Stocks To Buy For 2019: Rent-A-Center Inc.(RCII)
- [By Logan Wallace]
AerCap (NYSE: AER) and Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.
- [By Timothy Green]
Shares of Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) surged on Tuesday after Vintage Capital Management increased its offer to acquire the company. Rent-A-Center disclosed on Monday that it had received an offer from one of the companies involved in its strategic review process soon after that process was ended. Rent-A-Center stock was up about 15% at 12:35 p.m. EDT.
- [By Chris Lange]
Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII) shares made an incredible gain on Monday after the company announced that it would be taken private by Vintage Rodeo Parent, an affiliate of Vintage Capital Management.