Dr. Kent Moors
A few years ago, in one of my books (“The Vega Factor”), I coined a phrase to explain the new way in which oil pricing was unfolding, along with the uncertainty resulting from it.
Then, the market was facing rising crude topping $100 a barrel.
Now, the situation finds oil rising into the mid-$60s after a bout of abnormally low prices.
The phenomenon described, however, applies to oil moving in either direction.
I called it “Oil Vega.”
Simply put, it refers to the increasing inability to determine the true value of crude oil based on its market price.
Now, there is a reason why I’m revisiting this phrase now.
You see, I am close to putting the finishing touch on a new investment tool that identifies stocks based on this phenomenon.
And today, I want to give you a sneak peek at one of its main components…
Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ)
- [By Logan Wallace]
Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc. acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 5,090 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $309,000.
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iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE: EWJ)
This fund is suitable for investors looking for broad-based exposure to the Japanese economy. It seeks to invest in large-cap companies.
Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: JetPay Corporation(JTPY)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
JetPay (NASDAQ:JTPY) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The credit services provider reported ($0.19) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.16) by ($0.03), Fidelity Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $15.87 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.33 million. JetPay had a negative net margin of 4.54% and a negative return on equity of 305.34%.
Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Big Lots, Inc.(BIG)
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If stronger oil prices substantially boost inflation, central bankers on balance will have one less (big) reason to keep monetary policy on hold while the Fed moves ahead in its tightening cycle.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) is one of 12 publicly-traded companies in the “Variety stores” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Big Lots to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.
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To help you separate the wheat from the chaff in today’s retail market, we asked three Motley Fool investors to highlight their best ideas in today’s retail sector.Read on to see why you should give Ulta Beauty(NASDAQ:ULTA),The TJX Companies(NYSE:TJX), andBig Lots(NYSE:BIG) a second look right now.
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ValuEngine lowered shares of Big Lots (NYSE:BIG) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Wednesday morning.
Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the company. Telsey Advisory Group reaffirmed a market perform rating and issued a $55.00 price objective (down from $65.00) on shares of Big Lots in a research note on Monday, March 12th. Citigroup reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $56.00 price objective on shares of Big Lots in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. Barclays reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of Big Lots in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet lowered Big Lots from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Friday, April 13th. Finally, Loop Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $70.00 price objective on shares of Big Lots in a research note on Monday, January 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. Big Lots currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $58.25.
Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)
- [By Paul Ausick]
The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded down 1.57% at $225.13. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.09 to $231.77. Volume was about 30% below the daily average of around 3 million. The healthcare company had no specific news.
- [By Paul Ausick]
The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 3.19% at $231.43. The stock’s 52-week range is $164.96 to $250.79. Volume was about 20% lower than the daily average of around 4 million shares. The company had no specific news, but is set to report earnings before markets open Tuesday morning.
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On Tuesday, he’ll be tuning into UnitedHealth Group (UNH) , Goldman Sachs (GS) , Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and IBM (IBM) . Cramer had great things to say about all four companies.
Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Apple Inc.(AAPL)
- [By Paul Ausick]
Qualcomm reaffirmed its “high confidence” that the merger will result in adjusted EPS in fiscal year 2019 of $6.75 to $7.50, excluding royalties and other revenues from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and other licensees currently disputing payments to Qualcomm. The adjusted EPS figure includes a $1 billion cost reduction program and a boost of $1.50 in EPS from NXP.
- [By Chris Hill]
Kretzmann:Theycontinue to grow both their free ad-supported users and those premiumsubscribers, like you mentioned. They have 75million premium subscribers. That still puts themsoundly in the No. 1 positionin that streaming music space. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), in their quarterearlier this week, they reported thatthey have over 40 million paid subscribers with Apple Music. So,Spotify has almost twice the number ofpaid subscribers as the No. 2 player there. Theirleadership position is impressive.They’re guiding to hit somewhere between 92-96 million paidsubscribers in 2018.
- [By Chris Lange]
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) released its most recent quarterly stocks last week and shares ran to an all-time high, closing in on the coveted trillion-dollar valuation. While investors cheered on this report, most analysts were in agreement. Although there were some concerns in this earnings report, they were largely overshadowed by solid numbers and a huge share buyback plan.
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Buy and hold Apple’s stock forever. Take a second and ask yourself a very simple question: If the legend that is Warren Buffett wants to hold Apple (AAPL) shares forever, shouldn’t you do the same? The Oracle of Omaha has scooped up an eye-popping 75 million more shares of Apple, according to CNBC. Buffett now owns about 240 million shares of the tech king.
News of Buffett’s big buy, amid worries on Wall Street over iPhone demand, comes ahead of Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK.A) annual shareholder meeting on Saturday, May 5. To be sure, Buffett appears to be loving Action Alerts PLUS holding Apple’s mix of recurring service revenue, cheap valuation (the stock is stupid cheap) and increasing generosity with its capital return plans. Just this week, Apple silenced the growing number of bears with a solid earnings beat and a shiny new $100 billion stock buyback plan. Berkshire, the billionaire’s holding conglomerate, revealed in February that it hiked its stake in Apple by a whopping 23% to 165.3 million shares during the fourth quarter.