Best Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now

Introduction – GE’s upside

Big companies with dominant product lines, such as IBM (IBM), Caterpillar (CAT), and Microsoft (MSFT), can survive and rise again when a “man with a plan” takes over from an indifferent or, in GE’s case, worse than indifferent, CEO. This article summarizes why the approximate 21% CAGR in GE’s (GE) stock price gain in Jack Welch’s 20 years at the helm (plus significant dividends) can serve as a guidepost for what can happen if and when John Flannery can emulate Welch, Lou Gerstner at IBM, Satya Nadella at MSFT, and CAT’s latest turnaround. Another example in a different sphere is Wells Fargo (WFC), beset by scandals and drastically underperforming its industry, “surprisingly” surging with its peers to new all-time highs.

In a stock market that has reached very high valuations as well as having an extended short term technical picture – though structurally strong long term – GE stands out both regarding sentiment and fundamentally as having the characteristics for risk-takers to buy the gloom. I’ll begin with two different sentiment pictures, then discuss the fundamentals. Because there are so many numbers, so many parts to the GE story (both moving and static parts), and so many different ways to think about things, and a large group of readers who know the story up close and personal (unlike yours truly), I will keep to the spirit of the following comment a lawyer friend once made to a client in a memo: “I would have made this shorter, but I didn’t have the time.”

Best Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Five9, Inc.(FIVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Five9 Inc (NASDAQ:FIVN) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $34.99 and last traded at $32.51, with a volume of 23493 shares. The stock had previously closed at $32.99.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Five9 (NASDAQ:FIVN) had its target price raised by JPMorgan Chase & Co. to $46.00 in a report released on Tuesday, The Fly reports. They currently have an overweight rating on the software maker’s stock.

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Best Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.(KERX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.00.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: KERX) traded down about 26% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $3.30 after closing Wednesday at $4.48. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.38. Volume totaled about 9 million, roughly nine times the daily average. The company announced a merger this morning with Akebia Therapeutics.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to the companies signing a merger agreement, shares of Akebia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AKBA) and Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX) fell 18% and 12%, respectively, as of 10:47 a.m. EDT on Thursday. 

Best Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Lantronix, Inc.(LTRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Echelon (NASDAQ: ELON) and Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $3.24 and last traded at $3.20, with a volume of 2090 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $3.21.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lantronix Inc (NASDAQ:LTRX)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $4.03 and last traded at $3.90, with a volume of 768 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.85.

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