Our Top Pick for conservative investors for the coming year is a company that went through a management overhaul in 2015, leaving investors uncertain about the company’s future, observes Crista Huff, editor of Cabot Undervalued Stocks Advisor.
Mattel (MAT) markets toys globally under the brand names Mattel, Fisher-Price, RoseArt, Barbie, AmericanGirl and many more, including strategic relationships with Disney (DIS), Google (GOOGL) and YouTube.
As a result of its prior overhaul, the stock got left in the dust. Consumer goods stocks were additionally tossed aside during the post-election stock market run-up.
That gives investors a buying opportunity in the sector’s undervalued growth stocks, including MAT.
Mattel’s earnings per share, which will finish 2016 with weak 1-2% growth (December year-end), are expected to grow 38% in 2017!
This mid-cap stock’s 2017 price/earnings ratio is 16, and the dividend yield is a huge 5.4%. Mattel typically increases the dividend about once per year.
Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: Texas Roadhouse, Inc.(TXRH)
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BMO downgraded Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ: TXRH) from Outperform to Market Perform
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In today’s episode of MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser go through some of the messy metrics from this quarter and explain which areas long-term investors should focus on to track how the company is doing. Also, Texas Roadhouse(NASDAQ:TXRH) clocked in another good quarter, but how can the restaurant grow from here? Virtual healthcare provider Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC)reports earnings later today, and long-term investors should watch for progress in these key metrics. Tune in to find out more.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
BidaskClub lowered shares of Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Saturday.
Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. BTIG Research boosted their price target on Texas Roadhouse to $67.00 and gave the stock a reduce rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Maxim Group reiterated a buy rating and set a $65.00 price target (up from $60.00) on shares of Texas Roadhouse in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. JPMorgan Chase cut Texas Roadhouse from a neutral rating to an underweight rating and set a $54.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Telsey Advisory Group reiterated a market perform rating and set a $64.00 price target (up from $58.00) on shares of Texas Roadhouse in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, Barclays boosted their price target on Texas Roadhouse from $62.00 to $63.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Texas Roadhouse currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $61.46.
Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc.(APLE)
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- [By Lee Jackson]
Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (NYSE: APLE) owns one of the largest portfolios of upscale, select-service hotels in the United States.Investors are paid a generous 6.67% yield. The shares traded at $17.95 early Thursday, in a 52-week range of $16.72 to $21.90.The consensus price objective is $19.25.
Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: Aqua America, Inc.(WTR)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Aqua America (NYSE: WTR) and SJW Group (NYSE:SJW) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.
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Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. reduced its stake in shares of Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) by 7.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 95,640 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 7,290 shares during the quarter. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.’s holdings in Aqua America were worth $3,257,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
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ValuEngine upgraded shares of Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.
Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aqua America from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 15th. Wells Fargo downgraded shares of Aqua America from an outperform rating to a market perform rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $43.00 to $37.00 in a research report on Monday, February 26th. UBS began coverage on shares of Aqua America in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. They set a neutral rating and a $36.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Boenning Scattergood restated a neutral rating on shares of Aqua America in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $38.29.
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Aqua America (WTR) : “This is not the stock for a hot economy, even though this is a well-run company.”
Mueller Water Products (MWA) : “This is not the time to buy. I don’t like the numbers.”