|Bid||1,819.28 x 900|
|Ask||1,821.30 x 800|
|Day's Range||1,817.91 - 1,841.76|
|52 Week Range||1,307.00 - 2,050.50|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.74|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||76.12|
|Earnings Date||Jul 24, 2019 - Jul 29, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||2,170.21|
FANG stocks are in correction as trade tensions hit tech. How to trade the tech slump. With CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Fast Money traders, Tim Seymour, Karen Finerman, Steve Grasso and Dan Nathan.
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was rising in premarket Friday after analysts at Piper Jaffray said shares of the online retailing giant will reach $3,000 between mid-2021 and mid-2022. A potential AWS spin-off, however, would, no doubt, help to highlight the relatively low valuation of the other segments," analyst Michael Olson wrote. Piper Jaffray used a two-pronged strategy to evaluate Amazon's valuation, a traditional brick-and-mortar multiple for the company's core retail business and a discounted e-commerce multiple.
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Qurate Retail stock is trading near a record low. But Liberty Media Chairman John Malone and other insiders bought up millions of dollars in stock. The company includes QVC and HSN.
A second proposal that called for a study of the extent to which Amazon's "Rekognition" service harmed civil rights and privacy garnered 27.5% support. Amazon's sale of the technology to law enforcement in Oregon and Florida has put the company at the centre of a growing U.S. debate over facial recognition, with critics warning of false matches and arrests and proponents arguing it keeps the public safe. Amazon has defended its work and said all users must follow the law.
The management teams at both midprice department store companies are confident about their plans, but there aren't many clear signs of progress.
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Stocks rebounded modestly Friday as investors attempted to put aside their worries about the U.S.-China trade war ahead of the three-day Memorial Day weekend. climbed after analysts at Piper Jaffray said shares of the online retailing giant will reach $3,000 between mid-2021 and mid-2022. shares climbed after the personal computing company beat Wall Street's second quarter earnings expectations and lifted its full-year profit guidance thanks to a steadying printing supplies division.
Elon Musk's space company revealed Friday that it raised $1 billion in recent months, a day after the successful SpaceX launch of the first operational satellites for a space-based internet.
Costco (NASDAQ:COST) stock continues its march higher. With stockholders having recovered all of their losses from last fall's sell-off, many might wonder where Costco stock goes from here. Amid the company's successes, valuations remain higher than that of most peers.Source: Shutterstock Moreover, with the stock price returning to the highs of last September, investors may want some assurance that COST stock will not see a double top. However, given the company's past growth and prospects for future expansion, I see COST stock as a buy on any pullback. Costco Stock Is Expensive, but Worth ItThose wanting Costco bargains should look inside their warehouse instead of at Costco stock. COST currently trades at a forward price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of around 29.4. Although one can argue that that comes in lower than Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Amazon derives most of its profit outside of retail. Either way, Costco trades at a valuation premium above that of Walmart (NYSE:WMT), Target (NYSE:TGT), and its peer on the eastern seaboard, BJ's Wholesale (NYSE:BJ).InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 12 Reasons Facebook Stock Will Likely Sink 25%-35% Over the last five years, Costco's PE has averaged around 29.4. Hence, Costco stock has not moved far ahead of its average. Moreover, it benefits from a high degree of customer loyalty. This shows in a renewal rate of around 90% and its profit growth. Yes, customers pay a membership fee that amounts to pure profit for Costco. But in exchange, they pay little more than the cost of goods sold plus overhead for items. That may help explain why analysts have forecasted that earnings will increase 12.3% this year and 6.9% in fiscal 2020. Costco Can Keep Expanding for DecadesI also like the prospects for expansion. Yes, they currently operate in 44 states, and they cover most of America's large metros. However, tremendous potential exists in somewhat smaller markets. For example, in Texas, Costco operates only three warehouses located outside of the San Antonio, Austin, Houston, and Dallas-Fort Worth metro areas. Moreover, the company only operates two warehouses in Georgia outside of metro Atlanta. Hence, domestic saturation remains years away.Moreover, Costco has succeeded with international expansions. It has avoided the high-profile failures such as Target Canada or the pullouts like Walmart experienced in Germany and Brazil. In addition to Canada and Mexico, the company continues to add warehouses in Europe, East Asia and Australia. When to Buy Costco StockThe question for investors revolves around when to buy? Those holding out for a forward PE like the current 11.5 on Target will likely end up disappointed. However, Costco stock goes on sale periodically. During last fall's stock sell-off, COST fell as much as 22% before it began to recover. COST also saw corrections during the middle of the decade, as investors feared an "Amazon takeover" of retail. Anytime Costco has offered a 10-20% discount from its 29 forward PE, investors have profited by buying. I do not expect that to change soon. The Bottom Line on Costco StockInvestors should consider Costco stock a buy on any significant pullback. At just under 30 times forward earnings, some buyers may balk at paying such a multiple for a retailer. Moreover, with the stock trading at levels from which it previously fell, some might want to buy COST stock at this level.However, Costco stock has traded at PE in the high 20s or low 30s for several years. Moreover, for most of that time, profits have maintained a double-digit growth rate on average. Further, outside of North America, Costco has succeeded where Walmart and Target have failed. This ensures that the company can continue to add new warehouses for decades. * 6 Stocks to Buy for This Decade's Massive Megatrend The stock trades marginally above its average historical multiples. For this reason, I see it as a buy only for long-term investors. However, industry or macroeconomic conditions often lead to corrections in COST. If Costco stock falls to a PE ratio in the mid-20s or lower, investors should buy in bulk.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer * The 5 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy Now * 6 Innovative Stocks With Big Long-Term Growth Potential Compare Brokers The post Buy Costco Stock on Any Pullback appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The acronym FANG refers to four high-growth internet stocks. (Sometimes they're called FAANG stocks.) Here's what investors should know about FANG stocks and why they might be worth a look.
Amazon stock is edging closer to a record high that would place its market valuation above $1 trillion, as the e-commerce giant keeps pushing into new markets with disruptive thunder.
It's not often that buying one of the most recognizable businesses in America can be considered a gamble, but in the case of AT&T (NYSE:T) stock, the bull thesis is a bit of a long shot.AT&T is in the midst of a massive overhaul that will either leave it debt-laden and crippled or change the media landscape forever. T stock has become a polarizing investment option, with many betting against CEO Randall Stephenson's grand vision and an equal number watching in awe as he works to reshape the company. While there's a good chance that things could go sideways for the telecom company, the reward for believers in T stock is likely to be a handsome one. The VisionTo get on board with bulls' contentions on T stock, you have to understand Stephenson's vision for the future of AT&T. The telecom sector is slogging through uncertain times right now, and both AT&T and Verizon (NYSE:VZ) knew something would have to change. However the two took diverging paths, with VZ doubling down on its wireless business and T entering more sectors.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer Verizon has certainly taken the safer option, but in the long-term will it be better? If AT&T is able to execute on its strategy, I'd argue that T stock will be the winner in a few years' time. AT&T acquired DirecTV and Time Warner as part of a larger plan to bundle services together.Many scoffed at Stephenson's plans to bundle AT&T's wireless plans together with Time Warner's HBO streaming platform and, eventually, AT&T's own streaming network, because research shows that people are moving away from traditional cable bundles and opting instead for individual streaming services like Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX). However, if you look at it from another angle, Stephenson is creating an ecosystem which, if successful, will be very powerful. He is planning to offer people the media streaming and the connectivity they need from the wireless industry, all under one umbrella. If it's successful, it will be brilliant. Streaming SuccessA huge part of T stock's future hinges on whether or not the firm can produce a streaming service that can compete with the likes of Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS)-owned Hulu. The ingredients are all there- AT&T now owns Time Warner's extremely successful film and TV studios. All that's left is execution. If AT&T's streaming service grows in-line with Stephenson's plans, the benefits will be vast. For one, the firm will have created an ecosystem with high switching costs that will help the company add and hold onto customers. Even more appealing to the owners of T stock is the advertising potential. AT&T's customer data will make it easier for advertisers to target specific individuals as well as evaluate how their ads are performing. The RisksOf course, there are a lot of risks associated with this kind of mega-shift that have the potential to cause AT&T stock price to crash even further. First of all, there's the immense competition in the streaming space. It's unclear exactly how many players can survive, and right now competition in the sector is fierce. But even if T's streaming bets do pay off, AT&T might find itself fending off privacy complaints like Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL,NASDAQ:GOOG) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) have. The AT&T of the future will be able to to show its customers targeted ads based on their preferences and location. Since AT&T will also have access to location data from its wireless subscribers, the firm can inform advertisers whether the consumers to whom they showed ads subsequently visited a nearby store. While that could provide a huge boost to T stock, it also has the potential to become a regulatory nightmare. The Bottom Line on T StockI'm a believer in Stephenson's grand plan. AT&T as he envisions it could become a powerhouse in both the media and the telecom sector. AT&T stock price is a bargain if you believe that the firm can pull off its transformation. Plus, T stock has a 6.3% dividend yield that will help make the wait a little bit more bearable. For investors who can wait out a few bumps and stomach the risk, T stock is worth considering.As of this writing Laura Hoy was long AMZN, NFLX and T. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer * The 5 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy Now * 6 Innovative Stocks With Big Long-Term Growth Potential Compare Brokers The post AT&T Stock Could Be a Great Bet appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is a worldwide phenomenon. That much is something few can argue about. In the past three years, AMZN stock is up 164%, and that includes all the hiccups and rallies. That's nearly 54% annual gains. And if you go back even further, that growth trend continues.Source: Shutterstock It's this regularity of outsized performance that keeps AMZN stock in the portfolios of all the major hedge funds, mutual funds and institutional portfolios.But this universal love wasn't always there. Historically, Amazon stock always got a sideways glance from big investors. The company would (and still does) pump most of its profits back into growth projects -- entertainment, groceries, cloud storage, supply chain management, etc. -- rather than banking some for a rainy day or giving it back to investors as a dividend.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThat is what traditional companies have done. And when AMZN started growing, it was assumed it would do the same. It didn't.Every quarter analysts waited for results and would trade the stock for every tick up and down in its earnings and revenue, never quite sure whether to buy in deeper or run far, far away. * 10 Tech Stocks Walloped by the Huawei Ban But after a number of years, and especially after its Amazon Web Services started printing money, analysts got on the bull train for the long run. AWS launched in 2006, and is now the world's largest cloud provider.Granted in recent years, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been growing market share, as has IBM (NYSE:IBM), but AWS is so massive, it's even working joint ventures with its competitors.Last year, AWS was responsible for 58% of AMZN's operating income. The division generates about $26 billion, a 45% increase from 2017. Given that margins are around 30%, that's a lot of cash that gets dumped back into new products and services.Its moves into artificial intelligence (AI) via its Alexa platform is a good illustration on the big-thinking that powers AMZN stock.These devices are compelling on their own and are beginning to power many partnerships with delivery services, subscription services and the like. But AMZN sees beyond that. The company has partnered with a builder in Southern California that is currently doing a pilot project with AMZN to build smart houses powered -- and protected -- by AMZN AI.Also, coincidentally, Amazon is starting to sell DIY houses on Amazon.com for $20,000. Free shipping of course. And you can bet that in coming iterations, there will be pre-wired Alexa-friendly houses in the mix.As for its retail operations, there may some issues as the trade war heats up, which means there will be selling now in anticipation of a quarter or two of earnings disappointments. But that has never stopped AMZN in the past.It is still the one to beat when it comes to e-commerce, with retail players like Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and Target (NYSE:TGT) still playing catch-up.Yes, there may be some turmoil for AMZN stock near term, but that just makes it a better buy long term.Louis Navellier is a renowned growth investor. He is the editor of four investing newsletters: Growth Investor, Breakthrough Stocks, Accelerated Profits and Platinum Growth. His most popular service, Growth Investor, has a track record of beating the market 3:1 over the last 14 years. He uses a combination of quantitative and fundamental analysis to identify market-beating stocks. Mr. Navellier has made his proven formula accessible to investors via his free, online stock rating tool, PortfolioGrader.com. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer * The 5 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy Now * 6 Innovative Stocks With Big Long-Term Growth Potential Compare Brokers The post Not Even a Trade War Can Stop Amazon Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Something really interesting has happened to Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG). And it's not just the fact that the PLUG stock price has doubled so far in 2019. More interestingly, investors actually seem to have started to trust Plug Power stock.After all, Plug Power's earnings earlier this month missed analysts' average estimates badly. And while the miss was driven in part by accounting vagaries, even aside from those, the quarter looked relatively weak. * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer After 20 years on the public markets, and a wealth of disappointment, one might think the PLUG stock price would plunge on that type of news. That's doubly true, given how important 2019 is to Plug Power stock. Plug Power's management has promised positive adjusted EBITDA this year, a long-awaited (emphasis on both "long" and "awaited") target for Plug Power. It hardly looked like Plug Power was off to a good start.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsPLUG stock price did drop briefly, but it rebounded quickly. In fact, it now trades where it did before the report. Investors are giving PLUG the benefit of the doubt, which history suggests is dangerous. Will this time finally be different? The Case Against Plug Power StockThe case against PLUG at the moment is reasonably simple: this is the ultimate "show-me" stock, and it hasn't shown enough. Its Q4 results were positive in one way, but incredible in another: as Bloomberg noted, the company generated positive adjusted EBITDA for the first time in 20 years.In, those two decades Plug Power stock has repeatedly disappointed investors. On a split-adjusted basis, the PLUG stock price touched $1,000 during the dot-com bubble. It hit just above $7 in 2011, and $6 in 2014. A major deal with Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) caused PLUG stock price to double in 2017, but the gains were gone within 18 months.Given PLUG's history, there seems at least a significant risk that the 100%+ rise in PLUG stock price this year is another head fake. The company is targeting positive adjusted EBITDA this year, but even its operating cash flow will likely come in negative. And while PLUG stock price might seem cheap at about $2.50, Plug Power stock isn't cheap. The stock trades at 2.5 times its billings guidance for this year and about two times analysts' consensus revenue estimates for next year.It is, as I wrote even when I recommended PLUG stock, the ultimate "this time is different" story. Given that, as the old adage goes, those are the four most dangerous words in investing. investors should be cautious at the very least. The Case for PLUGBut maybe, just maybe, this time is different. Amazon isn't the only key customer: Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) are on board as well. Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh has teased additional announcements this year, and backed his predictions by personally buying Plug Power stock.A pilot test with FedEx (NYSE:FDX) means Plug Power could expand beyond forklifts. Its debt has been refinanced, and Plug Power has roughly $100 million in cash on its balance sheet.Meanwhile, PLUG has started to deliver on its promises. Marsh predicted positive adjusted EBITDA for the second half of 2018, and Plug Power did reach that goal. Its 2019 guidance was well above expectations, helping to bring about the recent rally of Plug Power stock.And PLUG's underlying business model has some value. There's a reason investors have been upbeat about its outlook, in various forms, for twenty years. Hydrogen fuel cells offer real promise , and the backing from Amazon and Walmart (both of whom own warrants on Plug Power stock) doesn't hurt as well.History might not be favorable for Plug Power stock, but at this point it's just that: history. A stock is based on the net present value of its future cash flow. Plug's future looks much brighter than it has in quite a while. Be Careful Out ThereGoing forward, the run of PLUG looks like it may have gone too far, too fast. There is a lot riding on its Q2 results; investors are not going to tolerate another miss. And as seen in December, Plug Power stock can fall quickly if macro worries arise.Still, PLUG has an intriguing story, and if Plug Power can deliver, PLUG stock price can rise by a large amount. Investors are starting to believe this time is different; if they're right, the rally will continue.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer * The 5 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy Now * 6 Innovative Stocks With Big Long-Term Growth Potential Compare Brokers The post This Time Might Actually Be Different for Plug Power Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.