Hot Cheap Stocks For 2019

Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IDRA) is focused on cancer and rare diseases, and it could be a what traders refer to as a three-bagger or four-bagger, if two analysts who made key calls in recent days end up being correct here. As it has a market cap of just about $370 million, investors need to consider that they likely are taking far greater risk in Idera than with established biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

Idera’s most recent quarterly announcement of financial results did not seem as full of losses as many other emerging companies. It reported net income of about $800,000 (or $0.01 per share), in part due to a $15 million upfront payment received during the quarter from Vivelix Pharmaceuticals. That was for an outlicensing agreement for TLR 7, 8 and 9 antagonist IMO-9200. Futhermore, Idera ended the most recent quarter with about $109 million in cash and equivalents.

Before investors automatically jump on board with the one or two very aggressive analyst calls, some serious considerations and a reality check need to be made. Just because an analyst says that a stock is cheap, has incredible value or is going to see its stock surge. it does not mean that it is an assured outcome. Many analysts sometimes have wrong assumptions. Sometimes their firms may be involved in or seek to be involved in helping these companies raise money. And sometimes there are just unforeseen events inside of a company or an industry (or even the market) that just wreck an upside thesis.

Hot Cheap Stocks For 2019: USG Corporation(USG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Chuck Saletta]

    And while it may not always work out well to simply copy the moves other investors make, it can pay off to use their buying and selling moves as jumping-off points in your own research. We asked three real-world investors for their insight, and they wrote about two recent Buffett buys of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), and a recent Baker Brothers buy of Heron Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:HRTX). 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Warren Buffett likes to hold his stock positions for the long run, and his experience with USG (NYSE:USG) has been typical of his other long-term investments. The Oracle of Omaha started buying shares of the manufacturer of Sheetrock drywall and other building materials back in 2000, accumulating a sizable stake that has ballooned to more than 30% of the company. USG ended up going through bankruptcy in order to get a handle on its asbestos liability claims, but thanks largely to Buffett’s involvement, the building materials company not only survived bankruptcy but also saw share prices soar briefly on hopes that USG would once again fully participate in the then-strong housing boom.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    USG Co. (NYSE:USG) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks reduced their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of USG in a report issued on Monday, July 9th. SunTrust Banks analyst K. Hughes now forecasts that the construction company will post earnings of $0.57 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.61. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Hold” rating and a $44.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for USG’s FY2018 earnings at $2.05 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.71 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.53 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of USG (NYSE:USG) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of USG from an underperform rating to a neutral rating and dropped their target price for the company from $35.00 to $24.00 in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Jefferies Group reiterated a hold rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of USG in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. SunTrust Banks boosted their target price on shares of USG from $42.00 to $44.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. Buckingham Research boosted their target price on shares of USG from $34.00 to $42.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Monday, April 16th. Finally, Nomura boosted their target price on shares of USG from $39.00 to $44.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $39.00.

Hot Cheap Stocks For 2019: Kohl’s Corporation(KSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    California State Teachers Retirement System trimmed its stake in shares of Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) by 3.4% in the first quarter, reports. The fund owned 325,416 shares of the company’s stock after selling 11,625 shares during the quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System’s holdings in Kohl’s were worth $21,318,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ostrum Asset Management acquired a new stake in shares of Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 15,512 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,016,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wall Street brokerages expect Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) to post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.49 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have issued estimates for Kohl’s’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.39 and the highest is $0.63. Kohl’s posted earnings of $0.39 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 25.6%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report before the market opens on Tuesday, May 22nd.

  • [By ]

    The reluctance of millennials to spend their tax cuts could hurt the stock prices of many consumer companies. Shares of department stores such as Kohl’s (KSS) and an electronics retailer like Best Buy (BBY) have run up this year on expectations of consumers shopping till they drop this spring/summer. Considering there are more than 83 million millennials in the U.S., that’s a big pool of humans letting down some of the country’s biggest companies. 

Hot Cheap Stocks For 2019: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) by 1.6% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 61,295 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 991 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Compass Minerals International worth $4,030,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) is often listed as a miner, but the salt and fertilizer it produces are a bit different than what most investors think of when they hear the word “miner.” That makes Compass something of an odd duck and results in it being off of most investors’ radar screens. A tough 2017 is another net negative. That’s a shame, since it currently sports a yield of more than 4.4%, and the business outlook is improving. Here’s what investors are missing out on with this high-yield stock.

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Matthew Frankel, CFP, and Dan Caplinger]

    Here, three contributors share why they believe Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP), Chubb (NYSE:CB), and Realty Income (NYSE:O) exhibit the kind of traits found in many of Buffett’s best investments.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $74.33.

Hot Cheap Stocks For 2019: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    A Recode article in December made waves when it asserted that Home Depot was considering acquiring XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), the U.S. leader in last-mile delivery of heavy goods like furniture and appliances. Home Depot already has a close relationship with XPO, naming it its Mid-Size Truckload Carrier of the year in 2015, and was reportedly interested in acquiring it in part to keep it out of the hands of Amazon, which has been ramping up efforts to sell products like furniture, and is also an XPO customer.

  • [By Neha Chamaria, Jason Hall, and Dan Caplinger]

    So, when we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors to each name a stock that has doubled and still has room to grow, they picked lululemon athletica (NASDAQ:LULU), LGI Homes Inc (NASDAQ:LGIH), and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO). Here’s why.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Royal London Asset Management Ltd. bought a new position in XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund bought 50,059 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,017,000.

Hot Cheap Stocks For 2019: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Lou Whiteman]

    This week’s episode of Industry Focus: Energy is all about big defense — the companies behind things like missiles, ships, and intelligence services. Host Michael Douglass and Motley Fool contributor Lou Whiteman run through the latest earnings reports from Lockheed (NYSE:LMT), Raytheon (NYSE:RTN), General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), and Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC).

  • [By ]

    Only 10% of the companies on the list had female CEOs at the helm, four of which — Hewlett Packard (HP) , Lockheed Martin (LMT) , General Motors (GM) , and General Dynamics (GD) — grew significant revenue in five years or less. 

Hot Cheap Stocks For 2019: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Two of the hottest media distributor stocks in recent years are joining forces for a comedy radio channel. Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) announced on Wednesday that it will be teaming up with Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) for an exclusive satellite radio channel that will feature content from the streaming video service’s growing catalog of stand-up comedy. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) hit a new 12-year high of $7.08 this week, and in terms of market cap the satellite radio provider has never been as valuable as it is right now. The market darling hasn’t traded this high since late 2005, and it’s fair to say that this was an entirely different company back then. Sirius had yet to merge with XM. The share count was substantially lower. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    It’s been a bumpy few weeks for Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) since the stock peaked at $7.70 last month. We’ve seen a pair of analyst downgrades on valuation concerns. And the shares kicked off this week trading 8% lower than their mid-June highs despite the general market inching slightly higher in that time. 

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