|Bid||18.86 x 800|
|Ask||18.87 x 3000|
|Day's Range||18.56 - 18.91|
|52 Week Range||16.52 - 27.72|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.80|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||100.59|
|Earnings Date||Oct 31, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||23.09|
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has made a significant contribution to establish Howard University's first NCAA Division-I golf programs. Curry, an avid golfer, was inspired by Howard senior and golfer Otis Ferguson IV after the two met earlier this year on a D.C. campus visit. Ferguson explained his failed efforts to establish a university golf program, according to a university release issued Monday.
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.
When it comes to Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) stock, I've loved to play the contrarian for some time. And being contrarian on UAA stock has been immensely profitable over the past year.Back in November 2018, UAA stock was flying high at $24 after the athletic apparel brand reported third- quarter numbers which easily beat average expectations. I warned that the pop was unsustainable and that the bearish thesis actually looked pretty good. By December 2018, after Under Armour had a bad Investor Day and amid a broader market selloff, UAA stock had dropped to below $17.I recommended that investors buy the dip of UAA stock. Within a month, Under Armour stock had rebounded by more than 20%, at which point I advised investors to sell Under Armour stock. UAA stock continued to rally well after that, all the way to $28, and I kept insisting that the rally was unsustainable.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIn late July, Under Armour reported underwhelming numbers. Ever since, UAA stock has fallen off a cliff. Today, the stock trades hands at $18, roughly where it was in late 2018. * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On Now it's time to buy the dip of Under Armour stock again. Here's why. Under Armour Stock Is Too CheapThere are three main reasons why it's time to buy the dip of UAA stock again. The first reason is that the stock is now way too cheap.My core thesis on Under Armour is pretty simple.: UAA is the wrong company in the right space. Under Armour is the wrong company because it hasn't innovated or adapted to trends . Namely, the athletic apparel market has pivoted from performance apparel to lifestyle clothes.Under Armour hasn't made that pivot, and as a result, it continues to launch products that - while good - aren't as relevant as the new lifestyle products from Nike (NYSE:NKE), Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU), and Adidas (OTCMKTS:ADDYY). That's why Under Armour has continued to grow at a much slower pace than those peers (in Q2, for example, UAA's constant currency revenue growth was just 3%).Nonetheless, the athletic apparel space is the right space to be in now. Consumers increasingly want to live active and healthy lifestyles and look like they do so. This is creating a rising tide that's lifting all boats in the athletic apparel space, even the ugliest boats like Under Armour. That's why Under Armour's revenue has continued to grow, despite the company's lack of product innovation.This dynamic will persist. Going forward, Under Armour's top line looks poised to rise about 5% annually , with healthy margin drivers through continued gross margin expansion and positive operating leverage. I've said time and time again that UAA's earnings per share should reach $1,50 by fiscal 2025. Based on Nike's average forward price- earnings multiple of 25, UAA stock should reach $37.50 in 2024. Discounted back by 10% per year, that equates to a 2019 price target for UAA stock of about $23.Thus, in late July, UAA stock was way overvalued. Now it's way undervalued. The Optics Will ImproveThe second reason to buy the dip of Under Armour stock is that it will look more attractive over the next few months.A big driver behind the recent selloff of Under Armour stock is President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on more Chinese imports. Ostensibly, that's a bad thing for all athletic-apparel companies, since a bunch of athletic-apparel products are made in China. As a result, investors have indiscriminately sold athletic-apparel stocks over the past two weeks.But Under Armour's China exposure isn't huge (only 10% of its products are made in China ). Further, a big chunk of these tariffs have already been delayed , yet another sign that Trump doesn't actually want the trade war to escalate that much and is just doing some chest-puffing with the tariffs he's already announced.All these trade-war fears will likely cool over the next several months as they have always done after trade-war flare-ups under Trump. This cooling will provide a lift for UAA stock. The Stock Is OversoldThe third reason to buy the dip of Under Armour stock is that the stock is technically way oversold, and is due for a bounce-back.The Relative Strength Index of UAA stock has dropped to 20, well into oversold territory. The last time the RSI of UAA stock was this low was back in late 2018. Under Armour stock proceeded to bottom in late 2018 and rally by more than 20% over the next month.A similar dynamic could play out this time around. Consequently, the technicals are saying that UAA stock is near a bottom and on the verge of a nice bounce-back rally. The Bottom Line on UAA StockUnder Armour is the wrong company in the right space., so Under Armour stock will not be a long term winner. Instead, it's a "buy the dip, fade the rally" stock. Right now, UAA stock is in the middle of its biggest selloff in recent memory, meaning that it's time to start thinking about buying the shares on weakness.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long UAA, NKE, and LULU. 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 Why It's Time to Buy the Dip of Under Armour Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Under Armor Inc., the Baltimore-based athletic apparel company, on Wednesday said it is stepping up to partner with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) to offer free CTA bus and train rides to all Chicago elementary and high school students and their accompanying adults on the first day of classes on Sept. 3. The “First Day, Free Rides” partnership gives Under Armour (NYSE: UAA) some welcome publicity and burnishes the company's profile in a city where it has a large retail presence on North Michigan Avenue opposite one of its fiercest competitors Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE). Noted Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, “We are committed to improving the lives of Chicago’s children by providing them with the tools and resources necessary to keep them on the path to success.
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Goldman Sachs has just revealed a valuable investing strategy that’s worth keeping a close eye on in the coming months. The firm is now recommending stocks with the fastest expected return-on-equity growth (or ROE). That’s because market upside is increasingly limited from current levels, says Goldman Sachs. “We forecast flat S&P 500 margins through 2020, with risks tilted to the downside. ... Amid concerns about the growth and profitability outlook this year, investors have assigned a premium to companies able to expand ROE,” the firm’s chief US equity strategist David Kostin said. He directed investors to the firm’s basket of 50 S&P 500 stocks with the highest consensus estimates of ROE growth. This basket is already proving its worth and is currently beating the index by 5 percentage points year-to-date. In essence, ROE reflects the return a company generates on capital that is owned by the shareholders.“The basket typically outperforms in weakening growth environments as investors assign a scarcity premium to firms that are able to expand ROE despite index-level headwinds,” Kostin told investors. So with this outlook in mind, here are five stocks that feature on the firm’s ROE basket list: 1\. Under Armour (UA)Athletic apparel retailer Under Armour has had a volatile time recently. Shares plunged 20% after the company reported disappointing revenue, on weaker-than-expected North American sales. Rising trade tensions haven’t helped either, although shares are still trading up 23% year-to-date.Don’t give up yet, says top Stifel Nicolaus analyst Jim Duffy. He has just reiterated his buy rating on the stock with a $30 price target (56% upside potential). He remains adamant that the bullish investing thesis ‘remains in-tact’ and advised investors to focus on UA’s ‘green pasture opportunities’ and ‘capacity for margin improvement and multi-year earnings power’. “Bears will cling to concerns over growth in North America… [but] we remain confident that Under Armour is building a healthier revenue base in North America, upon which it can grow more meaningfully in future periods, and continue to believe North America revenue can accelerate into 2020 and beyond,” Duffy wrote. Citigroup analyst Paul Lejuez also focuses on the long-term picture: “With Under Armour in the early stages of its five-year plan, choppiness quarter-to-quarter is not unexpected,” he wrote. The analyst upgraded UA from Hold to Buy back in April, stating at the time “Under Armour has grown up, with a renewed focus on driving profitability and return on invested capital.” From the Street’s top analysts, UA shows a cautiously optimistic Moderate Buy analyst consensus. That’s with 3 buy ratings vs 1 hold rating and 1 sell rating. Meanwhile the average analyst price target stands at $26 (35% upside potential). 2\. Apple (AAPL)iPhone maker Apple is another key stock highlighted by Goldman Sachs for its ROE potential. Investors rejoiced as Apple reported excellent 3Q:FY19 results and served up a strong outlook. Although the iPhone portfolio continued to struggle in the quarter, Apple grew its non-iPhone revenue by 17% with notable strength in Wearables and further progress in Services. Following the quarter, five-star Monness analyst Brian White increased estimates, while raising his 12-month price target from $245 to $265 (30% upside potential). “We found the tone of the call upbeat with Apple serving up a strong outlook and voicing enthusiasm around the innovation pipeline” cheered White. He also noted that the launch of a 5G iPhone in 2020 has the potential to drive a healthy upgrade cycle. Meanwhile Daniel Ives tells investors not to panic about President Trump’s latest tariff tweets. While AAPL remains the "poster child" for the US/China UFC trade battle, “seeing the forest through the trees the fundamental impact on iPhone production and the potential cost increases are thus far containable in our opinion” Ives said. Best performing analysts score the stock a ‘Moderate Buy.’ In the last three months, AAPL has received 12 buy ratings and 8 hold ratings. These 20 top analysts have a $228 average analyst price target, indicating 12% upside potential for AAPL stock. 3\. Cisco Systems (CSCO)Worldwide IT leader Cisco has just announced a $2.6 billion deal to buy high-speed optical components maker Acacia Communications. The acquisition should reinforce Cisco’s position as the leader in enterprise networking, enthuses five-star Robert W Baird analyst Jonathan Ruykhaver. “With the explosion of bandwidth in the multi-cloud era, optical interconnect technologies are becoming increasingly strategic” explained Cisco’s executive VP, David Goeckeler. He added: "The acquisition of Acacia will allow us to build on the strength of our switching, routing and optical networking portfolio to address our customers’ most demanding requirements.”However, as Ruykhaver points out, the deal will have to go through the standard regulatory process, which includes a Chinese review. He has a buy rating on the stock and $57 price target. Even though Emerging Markets (~20% of revenue) continues to be an area of inconsistency, the analyst believes Cisco remains very well positioned. That’s as the company makes important strides towards a recurring revenue model, which today account for 30% of the company’s revenue.Like Apple, Cisco shows a Moderate Buy consensus with 12% upside potential from the $60 average price target. Twelve top analysts have published buy ratings on the stock recently, with 5 analysts staying on the sidelines. 4\. Sempra Energy (SRE)Serving approximately 40 million consumers worldwide, California-based Sempra Energy focuses on electric and natural gas infrastructure. RBC Capital’s Shelby Tucker has a buy rating on Sempra with a $145 price target. He made the bullish call despite the company’s recent earnings miss, noting that Sempra maintained its guidance for full year 2019.“The main driver of the miss to our estimate comes from weaker-than-expected results at SoCalGas and the Texas utilities, partially offset by stronger performance at Sempra LNG. Despite the miss, SRE has reaffirmed its 2019 adjusted EPS guidance range of $5.70-$6.30” noted Tucker. Only a couple of analysts have published recent ratings on Sempra stock- with the consensus working out at Moderate Buy. Their average price target works out at $147 (8% upside potential). 5\. Global Payments (GPN) Last but not least comes fintech giant Global Payments. The stock is buzzing right now following solid earnings results. Analysts responded with a wave of positive sentiment and price target hikes. Notably, SunTrust analyst Andrew Jeffrey raised his price target to $190.00 (from $175), while Susquehanna’s James Friedman now has a Street-high price target of $200.00 (up from $170 previously).“The quarter represents yet another beat-and-raise as Global Payments continues to deliver upside on both the top and bottom-line, and we view the updated FY19 targets as likely conservative based on our belief that there is margin upside for the [fiscal year] even beyond the upwardly revised margin outlook,” wrote Jefferies’ Trevor Williams, who rates the stock a buy with a $190 target price. “While the bar for the quarter was relatively high given the run in shares, we think that the results will be enough to sustain the momentum in the stock.” What’s more the massive $21.5 billion merger with Total System Services (TSS) is now fast-approaching. “Importantly, the TSS merger is set to close as early as the beginning of 4Q19 and preliminary work has led to mgmt. being incrementally more confident in delivering and potentially exceeding targets” commented Deutsche Bank’s Bryan Keane on July 31. Out of all the stocks highlighted by Goldman Sachs, GPN is the only stock with a ‘Strong Buy’ Street consensus. Indeed, 14 of 15 top analyst ratings in the last three months are a ‘buy.’ Meanwhile the average analyst price target of $180 suggests 11% upside potential lies ahead. Discover Wall Street's best-rated Trending Stocks over the last week