The market has been manic this year.
Interest rates are rising, causing hot tech trades such as Action Alerts PLUS holding Amazon (AMZN) to be unwound. President Trump continues to tweet away about the stock market and Corporate America. Volatility is all over the map after being dormant for most of 2017. Seemingly “cheap” stocks like General Electric (GE) continue to plunge.
These types of market conditions make investor education more important than ever before. That’s why if you haven’t already registered for TheStreet’s May 5 “Investor Boot Camp” conference, you should definately do it today. You will undoubtedly leave a better investor.
Quickly learn more here about the conference and register. Oh, and watch below some of the topics TheStreet’s founder Jim Cramer and numerous top experts plan to discuss.
Hot Cheap Stocks To Own Right Now: Rent-A-Center Inc.(RCII)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Monday was a weak day for the stock market, with most major benchmarks losing ground. Further concerns about the potential for a deepening divide between the U.S. and China weighed on sentiment, and some also fear that steadily rising interest rates could eventually put pressure on stocks. Yet some companies still had good news that sent their individual shares higher. Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII), PTC Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PTCT), and Dropbox (NASDAQ:DBX) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ:RCII) saw a large drop in short interest in June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 21,844,410 shares, a drop of 21.9% from the May 31st total of 27,979,079 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,032,779 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.3 days. Currently, 45.0% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
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Hot Cheap Stocks To Own Right Now: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)
- [By Neha Chamaria]
Right now, I believe Mastercard (NYSE:MA), Brookfield Renewable Partners(NYSE:BEP), and XPO Logistics(NYSE:XPO) fall right into place, because each stock has been a multibagger and has strong tailwinds behind it.
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TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer analyzes Thursday’s trending stocks from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange including Macy’s (M) , Amazon (AMZN) , Etsy (ETSY) , XPO Logistics (XPO) and Groupon (GRPN) .
- [By Jeremy Bowman]
Somebody’s got to deliver all of those products that we’re ordering online, and increasingly, that somebody isXPO Logistics(NYSE:XPO). The freight and logistics company has become the leader in last-mile delivery of heavy goods like furniture and appliances, making it a key partner of retailers like Amazon, IKEA,Wayfair, and Home Depot.
- [By Shane Hupp]
XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday.
Hot Cheap Stocks To Own Right Now: Kohl’s Corporation(KSS)
- [By Joe Tenebruso]
But with the prices of many retailers down sharply in recent years, could there be some interesting bargains for investors? In this regard, let’s take a look at Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) and J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) to see which of these retailers is the better buy today.
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
After years of subpar sales results and declining profitability, Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) executives have started to think outside the box as they work to get the company growing consistently once again. Boosting store traffic has been management’s main focus.
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 22, 2018 9:00 a.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
- [By Chris Lange]
On Thursday, look for Kohls Corp. (NYSE: KSS) to report its fiscal fourth-quarter results. The analysts consensus estimates are EPS of $1.75 and revenue of $6.74 billion. Shares were changing hands at $66.47 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $65.35, and the stock has a 52-week range of $35.16 to $69.14.
Hot Cheap Stocks To Own Right Now: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)
- [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 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 Neha Chamaria]
The first list of Dividend Aristocrats published in 1989 comprised 26 stocks. Remarkably, nine of the 26 stocks are still part of the Dividend Aristocrat group.
Dividend Aristocrat No. of Years of Consecutive Dividend Increases Payout Ratio (Last 12 Months) Current Dividend Yield
Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) 55 67.6% 2.7%
Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) 62 37.4% 2%
Emerson Electric(NYSE: EMR) 60 69% 2.62%
Genuine Parts Company(NYSE: GPC) 62 62.7% 3.12%
Johnson & Johnson(NYSE: JNJ) 55 724.9% 2.57%
Coca-Cola(NYSE: KO) 55 440.7% 3.5%
Lowe’s Companies(NYSE: LOW) 55 37.4% 1.97%
3M Company(NYSE: MMM) 60 70.4% 2.65%
Procter & Gamble(NYSE: PG) 62 72.2% 3.94%
Data source: S&P Global Market Intelligence, company financials, Yahoo Finance. Table by author.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc. cut its stake in shares of Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) by 1.8% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 111,625 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 2,015 shares during the quarter. Emerson Electric makes up approximately 2.4% of Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 17th biggest position. Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $7,624,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.