|Bid||38.00 x 800|
|Ask||42.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||39.78 - 41.19|
|52 Week Range||22.67 - 48.22|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.60|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Nov 6, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||48.36|
PRESIDENT, CEO & CO-CHAIRMAN of Chegg Inc (30-Year Financial, Insider Trades) Daniel Rosensweig (insider trades) sold 150,000 shares of CHGG on 08/20/2019 at an average price of $40.69 a share. Continue reading...
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The key to investing is buying good stocks. Sounds simple enough, right? If it's so simple, why isn't everyone a great investor?Because what constitutes "good stocks" to buy is widely debated across the entire financial media landscape. Are the best stocks to buy cheap stocks, with price-to-earnings multiples below the market average multiple? Are they stocks with big yields, that pay you regardless of how the stock performs? Or are the best stocks momentum growth stocks, with 50%-plus revenue growth rates and huge trailing twelve month returns?Arguably, it's all of them. What makes a good stock isn't a particular characteristic, but rather a combination of favorable characteristics which, when mixed together, create a winning recipe for long-term success.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWith that in mind, here's one favorable characteristic of a "good stock" in the internet era: lots of high margin recurring revenue.Why is that a favorable characteristic? Recurring revenue means high visibility revenue since -- barring some sea change of subscription cancellations -- that revenue will come back next year. By the same logic, high margin, recurring revenue means high visibility profits, and as we all know, as go profits, so goes a stock. * 10 Best High-Growth Stocks to Buy for Young Investors Because of this, stocks with a lot of high margin recurring revenue are often set up for long-term success. That's why I've put together a list of five growth stocks to buy with a lot of high margin, recurring revenue. Stocks to Buy With High-Margin Recurring Revenue: Netflix (NFLX)Source: Shutterstock How Much of Revenue Is Recurring: Essentially 100%At What Gross Margin: Over 35%, and climbing rapidlyArguably the most well-known growth stock with a ton of high-margin recurring revenue is Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), the streaming service giant which collects nearly 100% of its revenue from annually recurring subscription fees, at a 35%-plus and rapidly rising gross margin.Despite that attractive business model, there are two big concerns weighing on NFLX stock right now -- competition and profitability. Both concerns are overstated.On the competition front, linear TV packages are so expensive (upwards of $100 per month) and subscription TV packages so inexpensive ($10 to $15 per month) that consumers cutting the cord can afford to bundle together multiple streaming services. Indeed, at a $10 to $15 price point, most Americans would be willing to subscribe to two to three streaming services, according to a MorningConsult survey. Thus, Netflix doesn't need to beat Disney (NYSE:DIS) or AT&T (NYSE:T). It just needs to be No. 2 or No. 3, which it unequivocally is and will remain to be given its data and reach advantages.Competition concerns are also overstated. Yes, Netflix burns a ton of cash right now, and gross margins are just 35%. But, let's zoom out and look at the business model. Netflix has relatively fixed content costs. Regardless of how many subscribers Netflix has, if it costs $10 million to make an original movie today, it will cost the same in five years, net of inflation. But, revenues rise with subscribers, so while costs are fixed relative to sub growth, revenues are not. Thus, the model is built to benefit from tremendous leverage at scale.Net net, despite recent operational concerns, Netflix is still a winning growth company with a stable, high-margin recurring revenue base, that will one day produce huge profits at scale. Those huge profits will inevitably lead to big gains for NFLX stock in the long run. Chegg (CHGG)Source: Shutterstock How Much of Revenue Is Recurring: Roughly 85%At What Gross Margin: At least 75%, probably above 80%Another consumer-facing growth stock with a ton of high-margin recurring revenue is Chegg (NASDAQ:CHGG), the digital education platform which collects about 85% of its revenue from annually recurring subscriptions to its Chegg Services ecosystem, at a gross margin that is likely north of 80%.The secular bull thesis here is simple. Most of the consumer economy has become all-digital, all the time. The academic world has not. Chegg is changing that, building a connected learning platform that gives high school and college students across America the digital education companion they've needed for the past several years.Demand is huge -- Chegg has grown subscribers at a near-40% compounded annual growth rate since 2012. That demand is paying up -- Chegg Services revenue has grown at a 45% compounded annual growth rate since 2012. All that money is of the high margin quality -- total gross margins are north of 75%, meaning the Services gross margin is likely north of 80%. And, above all else, the opportunity is huge -- 3.1 million Chegg subscribers out of 36 million high school and college students … in the U.S. alone. * 15 Growth Stocks to Buy for the Long Haul Big picture, this is a high-quality company supported by secular growth drivers. The company has a long runway for growth ahead of it, and produces tons of high margin, annually recurring revenue. That's a winning recipe for long-term success. Shopify (SHOP)Source: Shopify via FlickrHow Much of Revenue Is Recurring: Around 40%At What Gross Margin: Above 80%Although subscriptions aren't the bulk of its business model, e-commerce solutions provider Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) nonetheless collects about 40% of its revenue from subscriptions, and collects those revenues at a gross margin north of 80%.Taking a step back here, Shopify is a Canadian-based company that provides e-commerce solutions to merchants of all shapes and sizes. In so doing, they've become the equivalent of a digital store front, or the commerce backbone for hundreds of thousands of merchants all across the world. The company makes money two ways -- those e-commerce solutions are sold in subscription packages, and Shopify takes a cut of the sales processed through its merchants' stores. Merchant sales make up the majority of revenue, but the subscription business is higher margin and, therefore, equally important to profits.The bull thesis here is as follows. Shopify presently accounts for less than 1.5% of global e-retail sales. That's a very small piece of this pie. But, Shopify's share is rapidly growing, because of underlying secular trends promoting entrepreneurship and do-it-yourself mentalities among consumers globally. Those secular trends will remain in play for the foreseeable future. So long as they do remain in play, Shopify's share of the global retail sales pie will rapidly expand. As it does, Shopify's revenues will continue to march higher, and because the business operates at such high gross margins, that big revenue growth will lead to even bigger profit growth.Long term, then, Shopify projects as a big-time profit growth company. All that profit growth should push SHOP stock higher in the long run. Adobe (ADBE)Source: Shutterstock How Much of Revenue Is Recurring: Almost 90%At What Gross Margin: Over 90%Perhaps the king of the subscription model, Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) collected 88% of its revenue in fiscal 2018 from annually recurring subscriptions, and those annually recurring subscriptions have yielded a gross margin north of 90% for the past several years.Adobe didn't earn the title of subscription model king for no reason. We all know the Adobe name -- they are the only relevant name in the creative solutions world for photo editing, video editing, so on and so forth. But, back in 2010, Adobe didn't really know how to maximize its monopoly in the creative solutions game. Then, a light bulb went off -- pivot everything to the cloud, make everything a subscription and collect high-margin, annually recurring revenue from now until forever.In 2012, they did just that. Consumers were upset at first. Their favorite creative solutions program went from being available forever for a one-time-fee, to being locked behind a subscription paywall. But, because Adobe has no competition in this space, those complaints eventually drowned out. Within a few years, everyone and their best friend had pivoted to the subscription model. Further, Adobe expanded its reach because -- perhaps by luck -- the world simultaneously became more visually obsessed, so more and more consumers and enterprises had a need for Adobe's creative solutions.These trends will remain in play for the foreseeable future. Adobe's revenues will continue to rise as the world becomes more and more visually-obsessed, meaning more consumers will tap Adobe to edit and amplify their photos. At the same time, more enterprises will tap Adobe to create visually pleasing marketing and product/service experiences that relate to their visually-obsessed consumers. All that revenue will come in at high gross margins, so profits will simultaneously rise by leaps and bounds. * 7 Great Small-Cap Stocks to Buy Net net, then, Adobe's profits will continue to roar higher over the next several years. That will power equally robust gains in ADBE stock long term. Okta (OKTA)Source: Shutterstock How Much of Revenue Is Recurring: Over 90%At What Gross Margin: Over 80%On the enterprise side of things, identity cloud pioneer Okta (NASDAQ:OKTA) generates over 90% of its annual revenues from subscriptions it sells to cloud security customers. Those subscription revenues generated gross margins north of 80% in fiscal 2018.Let's zoom out here. Okta has created something called the Identity Cloud. The idea behind the Identity Cloud is pretty revolutionary and genius. Essentially, instead of building a "castle" around a company's workflows and processes, Okta has outfitted each individual in a company's workflows and processes with "armor". That is, Okta focuses on protecting the individual, not the whole. But, if everyone in the ecosystem has "armor", then the whole ecosystem is safe. It also means that there is no "weak link". Because everyone is wearing this "armor", individuals can securely do almost anything without compromising the integrity or safety of the ecosystem.Enterprises have found this identity-based approach to cloud security compelling. At its core, it allows individuals to securely access any technology at any point. This seamless adoption curve is critical in a world where new technologies are being rapidly adopted and deployed every day.As such, Okta's growth trajectory has been very impressive. We are talking "50%-plus revenue growth" impressive. Over 90% of that revenue comes from annually recurring subscriptions. That subscription-based revenue has 80%-plus gross margins.In other words, this is a big growth business with high visibility and robust margins. Ultimately, that's a long-term winning recipe.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long NFLX, DIS, T, CHGG, SHOP, ADBE and OKTA. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On * The 10 Biggest Losers from Q2 Earnings * 5 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy The post 5 Stocks to Buy With High-Margin Recurring Revenue appeared first on InvestorPlace.
When it comes to investing and picking stocks, I take a three step approach.First, the fundamentals -- the numbers and long-term growth prospects have to check out and warrant the present valuation. Second, the optics -- there has to be some behavioral reason out there why investors will want to buy this stock over the next several months and years. And third, the technicals -- the chart has to make sense and support the bull thesis. * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On In this gallery, we will focus on that third component, the technicals. I have selected a group of high-quality stocks which check off the first two boxes and hit a home run on the third box, meaning that they all have really good charts which support the bull thesis.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWithout further ado, let's take a look at a list of seven stocks to buy with great charts, and favorable fundamentals and optics, too. Stocks to Buy With Great Charts: Facebook (FB)The chart for Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) stock has looked good all year long.After a secular decline in 2018, FB stock put in a bottom in December 2018. Since then, the stock has formed a nice uptrend over the past eight months, with a strong, upward sloping support line that has tested and held three times before -- each time when the stock's relative strength index tumbled towards oversold territory.We have a similar setup today. Facebook stock's RSI is tumbling towards oversold territory, and the stock is testing this multi-quarter support line. It appears like FB wants to hold this support line yet again, and if so, a big bounce could be just around the corner.The 2019 recovery in technicals for FB stock has been mirrored by a recovery in its fundamentals and optics. The fundamentals for FB stock have been rock solid all year long. User growth has remained steady. Revenue growth has remained robust. Margins are starting to rebound now that big data security investments are being phased out. Profit growth is coming back into the picture.Meanwhile, the optics have been similarly good all year long. Investors (and consumers) are forgetting or have already forgotten about the Cambridge Analytica scandal. This controversy moving into the rear-view mirror has lifted investor sentiment, which has helped push the stock higher over the past eight months.The fundamentals, optics and technicals all project to remain favorable for the foreseeable future. As such, the 2019 uptrend in FB stock is set to persist into the end of the year. AT&T (T)The chart on AT&T (NYSE:T) looks so good because this stock appears to be in the early stages of a technical breakout. The 20-day moving average has surged above the 50-day moving average. Both of those moving averages have surged above the 200-day moving average. All three of those moving averages are sloping upward (albeit only slightly on the 200-day).The last time these three things happened (20-day above 50-day, both above 200-day and all three with a positive slope) was back in early 2016. T stock essentially proceeded to rally from under $35 to nearly $45 in 2016.Further, the stock has formed a very strong, upward sloping support line since putting in a 52-week low during the late 2018 selloff. * 5 Cheap Stocks to Buy Now That the Fed Cut Rates The fundamental bull thesis lines up with the technicals here. AT&T is a telecom giant which has struggled with wireless pricing competition and wired cord-cutting over the past several years. But, in 2020, those headwinds should be replaced by tailwinds. Specifically, the wireless business will get a big boost from the 5G boom, while cord-cutting headwinds should be offset by streaming growth through the 2020 launch of content-packed HBO Max.As such, the fundamental bull thesis on T stock looks equally good as the chart at this moment in time. Chegg (CHGG)The chart for Chegg (NYSE:CHGG) looks good simply because the stock has been so strong for so long, even amid massive market turbulence over the past year.The secular uptrend in CHGG stock really started in early 2017. Ever since, CHGG stock has been up over 400%. More impressively, the stock hasn't had many major drawdowns during that stretch. Since 2017, the stock has tested its 200-day moving average only once -- during the late 2018 selloff when the markets briefly entered a bear market. Outside of that, CHGG stock has been on a solid, straight-line uptrend since early 2017.The fundamentals supporting CHGG stock are so good, that it's no wonder why the stock has been on such a winning trajectory. Chegg has created a digital education platform which high school and college students everywhere don't just want, but need in today's internet-dominated world (and they are willing to pay for it). As such, Chegg's subscribers have grown at a roughly 40% clip over the past several years, while revenues have grown at a nearly 45% clip. Pretty much all of that revenue is subscription-based, so it's annually recurring, and it's also very high margin.Chegg is really just getting started on its high-growth, high-margin growth narrative. Chegg only has around 3 million subscribers. There are over 35 million high school and college students in the United States alone. Consequently, the company's revenues and profits will continue to trend significantly higher over the next several years. As they do, CHGG stock will stay on this long-term winning trajectory. Under Armour (UAA)The chart on Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) looks good here because its technicals are showing that you have a way oversold stock due for a big reflex rally.Long story short, the relative strength index on UAA stock has dropped to 20, which is well into oversold territory, while the price is now testing a long-term support line. The last time this combination happened (oversold RSI with test of long-term support line) was back in late 2018. The stock proceeded to bottom and then rally more than 20% over the following month.The fundamentals here also support the idea the UAA stock is due for a bounce-back. The big drop in Under Armour stock is due to two things. First, the company reported underwhelming earnings at the end of July. Second, the U.S. has threatened to impose new tariffs on China.But, those underwhelming earnings are now fully priced into UAA stock, and one could very reasonably argue that the stock is now undervalued relative to its long-term growth prospects. At the same time, the U.S. tariff threat seems more like a chest puff than anything else -- given that many of the tariffs have actually been delayed -- so trade tensions should de-escalate over the next few months. * 7 Safe Dividend Stocks for Investors to Buy Right Now Consequently, the fundamentals and optics here imply that UAA stock will reverse course soon. The Trade Desk (TTD)The chart for The Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD) looks good mostly because you have a long-term winning stock which has a well-defined and strongly upward-sloping support line. And the stock is getting ready to test that support line soon -- implying that a bounce could be around the corner.Specifically, ever since early summer 2018, TTD stock has essentially tripled, and in so doing, has only tested its 200-day moving average once. Further, in 2019, The Trade Desk stock has established a strong, upward-sloping support line which has held four times over the past nine months. TTD is gearing up to test this support line again amid broader market weakness. If the stock holds this support, a big bounce could be around the corner.Much like Chegg, it's no wonder that TTD stock has such a great chart, given that the fundamentals underlying TTD are equally robust.The Trade Desk is the leader in the programmatic advertising world. Programmatic advertising is the future of advertising. It is essentially the convergence of the automation and data-driven trends into the ad world, wherein computers and data-driven algorithms programmatically allocate and spend.Right now, only a small slice of the global ad spend pie is transacted programmatically. Eventually, given that data and automation are the future, pretty much every ad dollar around the world will be transacted programmatically. Thus, as the ad world pivots into programmatic advertising, The Trade Desk will benefit from robust ad spending and revenue growth. Margins will improve with scale, and profit growth will be doubly robust.Net net, then, The Trade Desk is supported by secular growth drivers which ultimately imply that TTD stock will run higher long term. Wayfair (W)The chart on Wayfair (NYSE:W) looks good because you have a long-term winning growth stock that has a history of both sharp selloffs, and sharp rebounds from those selloffs. W stock is currently in the midst of one of those selloffs, and is technically positioned for a big rebound rally.Specifically, the relative strength index on Wayfair stock has recently plunged to just over 20 -- well into oversold territory. Wayfair's RSI has taken a deep dive into oversold territory three times before since January 2018. Each time, the stock bottomed shortly after the RSI entered oversold territory, and proceeded to stage a huge comeback rally over the subsequent few weeks or months.The company's fundamentals support the technicals here in saying that Wayfair stock is due for a big recovery rally.Wayfair stock has been killed over the past few months because of a few things, including poor macroeconomic conditions, a bad third-quarter guide and a convertible note offering. All of this is really just noise. For all intents and purposes, Wayfair is a consumer-driven growth company, and the consumer globally remains fairly healthy, especially in the U.S. Just look at this red hot July retail sales report. * 8 Dividend Aristocrat Stocks to Buy Now No Matter What Secular tailwinds in the e-commerce space remain healthy, and lower rates globally should promote more big ticket purchases -- like home and home furnishing purchases.Net net, the core fundamentals here remain solid. As such, once near-term macro noise passes, W stock should bounce back from today's oversold levels. Adobe (ADBE)There is no such thing as a "perfect" chart. But, the chart for Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) comes pretty close. Ever since 2012 -- when Adobe pivoted into a cloud, software as a service model -- ADBE stock has taken off and has not looked back. Every few months, the stock will test its 200-day moving average. Every time, the stock largely holds that level. And, every time, the stock bounces back and moves higher, and the 200-day moving average moves higher too.In other words, this stock has been on a seemingly unstoppable uptrend over the past seven years.Adobe checks off every box you'd want a growth stock to check off.Big revenue growth? Check -- 20%-plus revenue growth in each of the past several quarters. Secular demand drivers? Check. The world is becoming more visually obsessed, and as it does, consumers and enterprises alike are increasingly using Adobe's visually-focused solutions. Limited competition? Check. Adobe has so little competition in the creative solutions space that the average Joe would be hard-pressed to name an Adobe alternative. Big margins? Check. Adobe's subscription business runs at 90%-plus gross margins. Revenue visibility? Check. Adobe collects about 90% of its revenue form annually recurring subscriptions.So long as Adobe continues to check off all those boxes -- and the global economy staves off a recession -- ADBE stock should continue to trend higher.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long FB, T, CHGG, UAA, TTD, and ADBE. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On * The 10 Biggest Losers from Q2 Earnings * 5 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy The post 7 Stocks to Buy With Great Charts appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Chegg, Inc. (CHGG), the leading student-first interconnected learning platform, today announced the release of its 2019 State of the Student report – a comprehensive study designed to reveal the realities, thoughts, and attitudes of today's students. With polling data on college life, political priorities and personal pressures, the research shows how - for 79% of student respondents - the cost of education is the single biggest issue on campus today. This is not a surprise given that almost two-thirds of respondents will graduate with student debt.
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