|Bid||108.00 x 800|
|Ask||112.29 x 800|
|Day's Range||108.27 - 110.37|
|52 Week Range||86.57 - 148.22|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.91|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||40.28|
|Earnings Date||Aug 28, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||140.88|
Analysts have considered discount shopping a bright spot in a largely uncertain retail climate. Additions to the local retail scene seem to reinforce that belief.
Five Below, Inc. (FIVE), the trend-right, high-quality extreme-value retailer for tweens, teens and beyond, today announced that its financial results for the second quarter will be released after market close on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. The company will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the financial results. This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 as contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which reflect management's current views and estimates regarding the Company's industry, business strategy, goals and expectations concerning its market position, future operations, margins, profitability, capital expenditures, liquidity and capital resources and other financial and operating information.
Analyst David Buckley said in a Monday note that the retailer's response has been to try to offset tariffs by going five and above in limited cases by offering a few products that are more than the $5 limit that gives the chain its name. It also bought the rights to the Gymboree brand, which it plans to re-launch in 2020 in Children’s Place stores.
It appears Philadelphia-based discount retailer Five Below Inc. is planning a location in the Town & Country Village shopping center in Arden-Arcade. A Five Below store is in the works at 2735 Marconi Ave., according to plans filed with Sacramento County. The Sprouts location filled part of a space previously occupied by a Save Mart store. A portion of the former Save Mart at 2735 Marconi Ave. remains empty.
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Most mutual funds that invest in small-cap stocks tend to close to new investors as soon as the assets get to a point where it becomes harder to outperform the benchmark. It's not often you find a portfolio manager that invests $3.9 billion in small-cap stocks and delivers market-beating performance, but that's what you get with Amy Zhang, who has run the Alger Small Cap Focus Fund (MUTF:AOFAX) since 2015. Zhang's performance is off the charts in 2019, up almost 32% year to date through July 22, nearly 10 percentage points higher than the Russell 2000 Growth Index, the fund's benchmark.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsZhang uses a focused approach keeping her portfolio to 49 holdings, much less than the 1,239 in the benchmark. The median market cap is $3.67 billion; Zhang's looking for stocks to buy that can become mid-cap stocks. * 7 Defense Stocks to Buy to Fortify Your Portfolio Here are 10 of the stocks Zhang currently holds that you might want to put on your watchlist. Small-Cap Stocks to Buy: Canada Goose (GOOS)The third-largest holding in AOFAX, Canada Goose (NYSE:GOOS) accounts for 3.15% of the portfolio. It's down almost 6% year to date. If you don't know about Canada Goose's parkas and other outdoor wear, you have likely spent the past couple of years living very close to the Equator where down jackets aren't necessary. I picked GOOS as my pick in InvestorPlace's top stock picks of 2019. I'm currently in 8th place, well back of Louis Navellier, whose Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) pick was a timely one. The apparel brand continues to make all the right moves. As for Canada Goose, its shares got clipped at the end of May when its earnings missed analyst expectations and it gave a conservative outlook for the remainder of the year. CEO Dani Reiss is building the perfect three-legged stool of brick-and-mortar, wholesale, and e-commerce. This focus will drive its stock higher in the long haul. In the meantime, investors should expect lots of volatility. GOOS and Lululemon are two of Canada's greatest exports in recent years. Five Below (FIVE)The fourth-largest holding in AOFAX, Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) accounts for 3.14% of the portfolio. It's up 25.7% year to date.I originally recommended the discount chain's stock in April 2017 when it was trading at $44, well below its current levels. I like its concept of selling products for $5 or less with a big focus on teens and pre-teens. It plans to open 2,000 stores over the next few years. Morgan Stanley analyst Simeon Gutman recently resumed coverage of Five Below giving it an "overweight" rating and a $135 target price. The analyst sees FIVE generating significant free cash flow by the end of 2020 and beyond. * 10 Tech Stocks That Are Still Worth Your Time (And Money) The best part: for every store it opens, it gets all of its investment back in less than a year, making it an excellent candidate based on return on capital invested. Shopify (SHOP)Source: Shutterstock The sixth-largest holding in AOFAX, Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) accounts for 2.93% of the portfolio. It's up 154% year to date.This is the problem with mutual funds. Because the holdings are listed as of the most recent quarter-end -- April 30 for AOFAX -- we have no way of knowing if Zhang has sold any of her holdings. We won't know the latest holdings until it updates the portfolio at some point in August. With the e-commerce platform up by more than double in just seven months, only those committed to holding the Canadian tech phenom for 2-3 years should consider buying at this point. However, make no mistake. Shopify is the real deal.As CNBC on-air personality Jim Cramer recently said, Shopify has the potential to be the next Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). It has way too small a market cap ($37.9 billion) given how big it could become. Veeva Systems (VEEV)The eighth-largest holding in AOFAX, Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) accounts for 2.87% of the portfolio. It's up 93% year to date.Veeva helps life sciences companies manage all of their data and content on one platform, making the clinical trial process much more efficient. Given how complicated this process can be, anything that helps scientists and medical practitioners stay on course is a godsend. By buying VEEV stock, you're getting both a tech company and a health care business all wrapped up in one. One way that it's trying to keep growing is by broadening its portfolio of cloud-based products beyond the life sciences vertical into other industries. Using its Vault content management products, which currently account for almost half its revenue, look for it to take what it's learned from life sciences and transfer this knowledge to companies other than healthcare. * 9 Retail Stocks Goldman Sachs Says Are Ready to Rip Last August, I recommended VEEV as one of seven growth stocks to buy. It's up 93% since then with plenty of gas in the tank to get to $200 and beyond. Wingstop (WING)The ninth-largest holding in AOFAX, Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING) accounts for 2.69% of the portfolio. It's up 48% year to date.Restaurant Business's Peter Romeo recently interviewed Wingstop CEO Charlie Morrison about its business. Morrison, who has been CEO for the past seven years, discussed how the company is at an inflection point where technology is required to continue growing its business. Morrison would like to see Wingstop become one of the world's top 10 restaurant brands. Currently, it has annual sales of $1.3 billion; it's the 45th largest company on Technomic's Top 500 Restaurants list. To improve service times, the company is looking to implement small holding stations so that customers can retrieve them without having to deal with an employee. It's small technological advancements like this that will keep it growing. Wingstop has grown same-store sales for 15 consecutive years, doing it in good times and bad. Look for it to expand its delivery business over the next 2-3 years. Chegg (CHGG)The 11th-largest holding in AOFAX, Chegg (NASDAQ:CHGG) accounts for 2.63% of the portfolio. It's up 52.7% year to date.College graduates from 2007 through 2015 are most likely familiar with the company because of its printed textbook division, which rents and sells printed textbooks. However, in recent years, the company has moved toward a digitally-focused business that helps students stay on track through various solutions, including study and tutor programs. Most of these digital services fall under its Chegg Services segment. In Q1 2019, this segment grew revenues by 34% compared to 7% for Required Services, the operating division that provides the printed textbooks.I recently recommended CHGG as one of seven stocks that will make a student's life easier. * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy for the Second Half of 2019 Chegg is expected to make $0.56 a share in 2019 and $0.77 in 2020. With revenue growth of 20% or more for the foreseeable future (not to mention it competes in a desirable market), I could see CHGG stock hitting $100 in the next 12-24 months. nLight (LASR)The 17th-largest holding in AOFAX, nLight (NASDAQ:LASR) accounts for 2.12% of the portfolio. It's down 13.2% year to date.Although I have heard of most of the companies in Zhang's portfolio, I'm unfamiliar with nLight, a company that specializes in the development of high-powered laser technologies for end-user buyers. Serving many different industries in need of lasers that can cut and weld at high speed, nLight continues to grow its business outside North America. Based in Vancouver, Washington, nLight's 2018 revenues were $191 million, 38% higher than a year earlier. According to the company, it competes for a total addressable market of $2 billion, expected to grow to $4 billion by the end of 2020. Over the past four years, the company has grown revenues by more than 30% a year while increasing gross margins from 25% in 2015 to 35% in 2018. With zero debt and $142 million in cash on the balance sheet, LASR is an excellent combination of growth and value. BlackLine (BL)The 19th-largest holding in AOFAX, BlackLine (NASDAQ:BL) accounts for 2.05% of the portfolio. It's up 20% year to date.If you're a corporate accountant, there's a good chance you've heard of BL's cloud-based financial automation software that helps companies keep accurate financial records. Recently, BlackLine's Finance Controls and Automation Platform was named 2019's "Accounting Automation Platform of the Year" by Corporate Vision Magazine. More than 2,700 companies and 227,000 people use BlackLine's platform. The company's customers buy monthly subscriptions with 1-3-year terms. In the quarter ended March 31, its subscription and support revenue was $61.3 million, 26% higher than a year earlier. Not yet profitable, it's got to get to approximately $100 million in quarterly revenues before it turns into the black. Based on current growth rates, that should happen in the next 24-36 months. * 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 and Beyond Of all the stocks on this list, BL is the one with the most risk at this point in its development. WisdomTree Investments (WETF)The 35th-largest holding in AOFAX, WisdomTree Investments (NASDAQ:WETF) accounts for 1.64% of the portfolio. It's down 4.1% year to date.If you bought one of WisdomTree's ETFs five years ago and also bought its stock, I can almost guarantee you would have done better with the ETF. That's because WisdomTree's stock has had a miserable run over this period, down 6.6% on an annualized basis, including dividends. By comparison, the WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Fund (NYSEARCA:EES) is up 7.2% over the same period. What is the problem for the ETF provider? Its operating margins are shrinking. In the three months ended March 31, it had an operating margin of 19.9%, 200 basis points lower than at the end of December and 600 basis points lower than a year earlier. However, it's important to remember that a significant amount of its operating expenses in recent quarters is the result of its April 2018 acquisition of ETF Securities' European ETF business, which gave WisdomTree much greater scale in the European market. The largest global independent ETF provider in terms of assets under management, WisdomTree's stock is cheap under $7. HealthEquity (HQY)The 39th-largest holding in AOFAX, HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY) accounts for 1.23% of the portfolio. It's up 36% year to date.The Utah-based company specializes in providing HSA's (Health Savings Accounts) for U.S. companies and their employees. It is currently the HSA platform for 141 health plans and 45,000 employers. Founded in 2002, the number of Healthequity's HSA members at the end of April was 4.05 million people, up 17% from a year earlier. It continues to be the go-to company for HSA's. It's a big reason why I recommended the company in November 2017, calling it one of seven stocks to double your money. Despite declining by 15% since its selection, I can see why Zhang has included HQY in her portfolio. HQY recently announced that it would acquire WageWorks (NYSE:WAGE), a leader in administering HSA's for $2 billion. That's a 28% premium on WageWorks' stock based on the 30-day volume-weighted average closing price before the offer becoming public knowledge on April 30. The move accelerates the company's push into the HSA marketplace.At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Defense Stocks to Buy to Fortify Your Portfolio * 10 High-Flying, Overvalued Stocks in Danger of Crashing * 8 Stocks to Buy That Are Growing Faster Than Amazon The post 10 Stocks to Buy From This Superstar Fund appeared first on InvestorPlace.
To put it bluntly, retail is a bloodbath these days. Consumers have gotten fickler than ever, which has created an interesting environment for many retail stocks to operate in.Today, people want their goods when they want it and how they want it. This means that both physical stores and digital commerce need to be blended. Two-day and even one-day shipping is now the norm, while online ordering and pick-up have quickly become a default option for many consumers.Needless to say, a lot of retail stocks have buckled under this pressure. Store closures and bankruptcies dot the sector.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHowever, not all retail stocks are being tossed to the wolves. In fact, several are getting it right. That includes the right tech and consumer experiences to compete in the new omnichannel paradigm. These winners are proving that investors don't have to ignore the sector completely, but they do have to be selective. Choose wrong and you could be staring at plenty of empty storefronts. * 7 Stocks Top Investors Are Buying Now Which retailers are getting the job done in omnichannel? Here are five retail chains that will be winners in the years ahead. Williams-Sonoma (WSM)When being a "foodie" and collecting kitchen gadgets weren't as popular as they are today, Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) was really the only game in town for it. If you wanted to find new kitchen appliances, high-end imported foods, and other now-common kitchen items, you had to go to WSM. Because of this, the retailer has built up a fanatical fanbase of customers.The best part is this fanbase tends to be older and more affluent than typical bargain shoppers. After all, if you're willing to drop nearly $12,000 on an espresso machine, you have some cash to spend. And they tend to transfer their love of the brand down to their children when they finally become adults.The same could be said for its other major brands like Pottery Barn and West Elm for home furnishings. WSM has managed to create a cohort of wealthy customers that are willing to shop there first before anywhere else. This gives it a monster edge over many other retail stocks.Williams-Sonoma has been an earnings machine -- especially in the world of omnichannel. It has been able to get people into its stores for demos and product help while making plenty of revenues online. Sales have grown by an annual rate of 6% per year since 2010, while earnings have grown 11% per year over the same time. And it has been sharing the wealth via a growing dividend. Today, WSM yields almost 3%.All in all, WSM stock has all the right ingredients to keep winning in the new retailing world. Five Below (FIVE)Dollar stores have been incredibly resilient in the face of rising online and omnichannel shopping. But dollar-store Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) isn't like your local Dollar General (NYSE:DG). The product is very different. That is, it's geared towards kids, tweens, and even college students. You're looking at toys, games, cheap tech gear and beauty items. Moreover, much of the product mix shifts as the season's change -- which adds a "treasure hunt" aspect to their locations and necessitates repeat customers.And customers are coming back in a big way.Because of its operating model and low-cost of goods, the funky dollar store has managed to turn sales into actual profits. New stores have an average payback time of just one year, while profits have compounded by over 32% per year since its IPO. That's torrid growth considering this is a budget retailer. And FIVE has managed to do all of this without debt. * 9 Retail Stocks Goldman Sachs Says Are Ready to Rip Given its focus on tweens as well as on-trend goods, the retail stock has a unique niche that can't be tackled by many other rivals. For investors, this position offers plenty of opportunities to grow into the future. Kroger (KR)The grocery business is pretty cutthroat to begin with. Margins tend to be thin, consumers fickle. For many retail stocks that have operated in the sector, bankruptcy has been a forgone conclusion. This is especially true now that e-commerce giants like Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) have entered the market.But Kroger (NYSE:KR) seems to be getting it right, albeit slowly. The firm has been able to leverage its scale as the nation's largest supermarket chain to make a serious go at the new world of omnichannel.This includes unveiling new order ahead options for its products, apps, a big partnership with Instacart, and other tech-oriented consumer experience products. Today, KR has more than 1,685 stores that offer order pickup locations as well as over 2,125 delivery locations for its groceries. That covers about 93% of its customers.These efforts have helped grow digital sales by more than 42% during the first quarter of this year. Meanwhile, Kroger has been copying Amazon and Walmart's (NYSE:WMT) playbooks and moving into so-called alternative revenue streams. This includes media and advertising, customer data, and other real estate investments. KR is on track to start producing some significant revenues this year. So far it crushed its latest earnings estimates and was able to increase its dividend by a whopping 14%.Though KR's moves are working at a slow pace, the grocery giant could be an interesting value among retail stocks. KR is getting it right, it's just taking time. At least you get paid a hefty dividend while you wait. Home Depot (HD)What housing crisis?That's the mantra for home improvement giant Home Depot (NYSE:HD). The retailer continues to see rising sales and demand for various home improvement products and services. And the reason is simple: HD has started to seriously court the next generation of homeowners.Thanks to generally low interest rates and looser lending standards, Gen X and Millennials are finally able to buy homes. But they are not buying move-in ready McMansions. They're buying fixer-uppers that require plenty of sweat equity, which means plenty of trips to Home Depot. Moreover, HD has courted these customers with new omnichannel operations, mobile apps, and customer service experiences.It's working in a big way. Last year, HD pulled in record profits and the streak is continuing this year. Sales for the first quarter of this year increased 5.7% to clock in at $26.4 billion. Earnings per share managed to jump by over 9%. Its continued moves into omnichannel have certainly helped on this front.With the continued revenue and EPS gains, HD has rewarded shareholders in a big way. Thanks to improved results, Home Depot unveiled a new monster $15 billion buyback program and increased its dividend by an insane 32%. And with interest rates set to drop further, more people could be able to buy a home. * 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 and Beyond All in all, HD's outlook could be one of the rosiest of all retail stocks. O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY)Grease monkeys and gearheads could give a flip about online and e-commerce sales. Both classic and modern cars require plenty of knowledge and specialized parts, many of which can only be found at your local auto parts store. Moreover, several maintenance issues require special disposal of waste. You can't just chuck old motor oil down the drain. That necessitates a trip to a physical location.All of this could help explain why O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) crushed the market last year.The retail stock has seen plenty of steady single and low double-digit earnings increases over the last few years as the economy continues to expand and miles driven increase. As long as the economy continues to clip at a steady pace, ORLY should be able to get the growth going.Another reason for its success is its management team. The stock is packed with insiders and family ownership. Because of this high ownership, management often takes more long-term views of investments and decisions. Yes, it's about improving quarter to quarter, but its more about building the company over the decades. And ORLY has done just that. During the recession, a decision to expand made the firm the giant it is today.With new moves to court professional garages and a $1 billion buyback now under its belt, ORLY continues to make the right moves in the new retail environment.At the time of writing, Aaron Levitt had a long position in AMZN. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks Top Investors Are Buying Now * The 10 Best Cryptocurrencies to Keep on Your Radar * 7 Marijuana Penny Stocks That Could Triple (But You Won't Make Money) The post 5 Retail Stocks to Buy That Are Getting It Done appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Five Below's 3.1% comp growth in the first quarter of 2019 was driven evenly between ticket growth and traffic growth at a time when many retailers weren't showing any traffic growth, he said. "While FIVE often trades on comps in the short term, the business is ultimately driven by new stores.
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Global financial markets are in rally mode after the U.S. and Mexico struck an immigration agreement to avert tariffs between the two countries. But, the global trade war is far from over. The U.S. and China have struck no such deal, and as of this writing, the big and ugly trade war between those two countries projects to get even bigger and uglier.So long as this trade war hangs around, it will provide a drag on financial markets.But, it won't provide a drag on every stock. Not every company has exposure to China, trade and tariffs. Some companies are null to mitigated exposure to those things, and as such, won't be weighed down as much by a trade war. They will continue to report solid and healthy numbers, and their stocks will rally in response.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAs such, these are the stocks you want to buy for the foreseeable future, or so long as the trade war persists. * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 Which stocks fall into this basket of stocks to buy for their limited trade war exposure? Let's take a closer look. Facebook (FB)Source: Shutterstock The great thing about Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) in the current environment is that you have a $70 billion services revenue business, growing at a 20%-plus rate, that is blocked in China. At the same time, FB stock trades at just 23-times forward earnings.That's a healthy combination that should power over-performance in FB stock so long as the trade war sticks around. To be sure, Facebook isn't entirely exempt from the trade war. The higher tariffs go, the higher prices go for U.S. corporations. Most of those corporations can't afford to pass price hikes onto consumers, so they will absorb the tariff hit. In order to offset that hit, they may look to cut down on spend, including cutting back the ad budget.But, even if that happens, the Facebook ad budget likely won't get cut. Smaller, more experimental ad channels, like Snap (NYSE:SNAP) or Pinterest (NYSE:PINS), could get hit. Facebook won't, though, because it's the tried-and-true digital ad channel.All in all, then, Facebook is well isolated from trade war risks, and the business is still growing at a 20%-plus rate while the stock trades at a relatively cheap multiple considering that 20%-plus growth. Ultimately, that makes FB stock a good buy here. Five Below (FIVE)Source: Shutterstock Retail is broadly a bad place to be during the trade war, since a majority of U.S. retailers source their product from countries with lower labor costs, with the biggest of those countries being China. As such, retailers are at the epicenter of tariffs on China imports.But, discount retailer Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) is different from other retailers. First, this is a U.S.-focused retailer, so all of its sales happen in the United States. Second, this is a very strong and popular retailer, with comparable sales consistently running positive for several years. Third, this is a hyper-growth retailer, as the company is growing its store base by about 20% per year.Fourth, and perhaps most importantly, Five Below has successfully leveraged price hikes and renegotiated supply contracts to offset the impact of tariffs. As a result, sales growth has remained healthy, margins have remained resilient and both of those dynamics project to persist for the foreseeable future. * 10 Stocks to Buy That Could Be Takeover Targets In the big picture, then, FIVE stock is a good buy here because this is a super strong retailer that is successfully side-stepping tariffs. American Electric Power (AEP)Source: Riccardo Annandale Via UnsplashThe trade war promises to bring economic and financial market volatility. When economic and financial market volatility are on the rise, investors do two things: they hunt for stability, and they hunt for yield.U.S. utility giant American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) provides both of those things. American Electric Power is arguably one of the most stable public companies in America, as the company provides electricity services to millions of Americans, none of whom are going to stop paying for said electricity services anytime soon because they all need electricity to survive in the modern world. Meanwhile, AEP stock simultaneously offers investors a healthy 3% yield, which looks exceptionally attractive next to a depressed 10-Year Treasury yield and in the face of slowing corporate earnings growth.All in all, AEP stock looks good here as a defensive play for risk-adverse investors looking to mitigate volatility and trade war exposure. Netflix (NFLX)Source: Shutterstock Much like Facebook, the great thing about Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) in the current environment is you have a hyper-growth services business that is blocked in China.Netflix is at the epicenter of the secular growth, over-the-top video mega-trend, which is sweeping across the globe. As a result, Netflix is growing revenues at a robust 20%-plus rate, with rapidly expanding margins, too. Importantly, this growth narrative has zero exposure to China, since Netflix is outright blocked in China. * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 Overall, then, Netflix stock gives investors exposure to a secular, 20%-plus revenue growth story without any exposure to the volatile and trade-impacted Chinese market. Demand for that exposure will go up so long as the trade war sticks around. As such, so long as the trade war persists, so will the uptrend in NFLX stock. Alphabet (GOOG)Source: Shutterstock Global internet search giant Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) falls in the same boat as Facebook and Netflix -- it's a hyper-growth services company with zero exposure to China.Much like Facebook and Netflix, Alphabet is a 20%-plus growth internet company supported by secular growth tailwinds in global urbanization and digitization. At the same time, the company makes most of its revenues from its services businesses (digital ads and cloud), and very little revenue from the hardware businesses like Google Home. Also, Google search and YouTube -- the two cores of Alphabet -- don't exist in China.In other words, as is the case with Facebook and Netflix, Alphabet offers investors exposure to a secular, 20%-plus global internet growth narrative with limited trade, tariff and China exposure.That is the exact type of exposure investors will flock to so long as the trade war persists, meaning that GOOG stock should fare well even in the face of rising trade tensions. Shopify (SHOP)Source: Shopify via FlickrSticking in the secular growth services theme, next up we have e-commerce solutions provider Shopify (NYSE:SHOP).Shopify provides e-commerce solutions to retailers of all shapes and sizes, so that they can create online stores and have the tools to succeed in an omni-channel commerce world. This growth narrative has caught fire over the past several years as the sharing economy has gained mainstream traction, and as e-retail has become increasingly decentralized and democratized. This narrative projects to remain on fire, too, as Shopify still only accounts for a fraction of the global retail sales pie.The trade war won't impact this narrative at all. Even if tariffs go up a whole bunch, and retailers are looking at higher input costs, they won't pull their Shopify spend. Why? Because Shopify is the platform that makes everything work for these retailers. Without Shopify, they don't have the tools to succeed in the digital world. Without those tools, retailers will suffer, meaning subscription revenue projects to keep rising for a lot longer. At the same time, consumers won't stop shopping in the digital channel, so transaction revenue will continue to march higher, too. * 7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy Under $10 As such, regardless of which way the trade war plays out, Shopify's growth narrative should remain broadly robust for the foreseeable future. This sort of unstoppable growth narrative is the exact type of narrative investors want exposure to at this point in time. Okta (OKTA)Cloud identity platform Okta (NASDAQ:OKTA) falls into the same boat as Shopify. This is a secular growth, small-cap services company with tremendous momentum at the moment, and this momentum will not be derailed by trade disputes.In a nutshell, Okta sells a cloud security solution that enables individuals to securely sign into any enterprise software system. This unique method of tackling digital and cloud security has gained traction and popularity over the past several years. As it has, Okta's growth trajectory has accelerated higher. Last quarter, the company reported 50% revenue growth.The trade war won't disrupt this growth narrative. First, Okta is a services business with minimal exposure to China. Second, digital security is increasingly becoming the most important and central feature of any enterprise, so a U.S. economic slowdown likely won't impact security spend on platforms like Okta by that much.In total, Okta is a hyper-growth internet services company with mitigated trade exposure, and it's a company that provides high-value services with resilient demand. That's a winning combination in today's market.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long FB, PINS, FIVE, AEP, NFLX, GOOG, SHOP and OKTA. 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Five Below Inc NASDAQ/NGS:FIVEView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for FIVE with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $99 million over the last one-month into ETFs that hold FIVE are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managersâ€™ Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Servicesis falling. The rate of decline is significant relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
Based on the fact that hedge funds have collectively under-performed the market for several years, it would be easy to assume that their stock picks simply aren't very good. However, our research shows this not to be the case. In fact, when it comes to their very top picks collectively, they show a strong ability […]
A big loser in the market today - Dave and Buster's. Shares falling to their lowest level of the year after earnings missed on both the top and bottom lines. The company also reported a surprise drop in quarterly same-store sales. Yahoo Finance's Heidi Chung joins Seana Smith.