The global market for wearable devices grew by more than 10% in 2017 and is on track to rise by another 13.2% in 2018 to a total of 132.9 million smartwatches, fitness trackers and watchbands. The forecast, released Tuesday by International Data Corp. (IDC), calls for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.4% through 2022, when 219.4 million wearable devices will be shipped from their manufacturers. That’s an increase of 65% over the five-year period for all wearables, including a 93% jump in smartwatch shipments.
This is good news for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), which shipped more than half of all smartwatches last year. Smartwatches are also the wearable product with the highest average selling price and are expected to account for about two-thirds of wearables dollar value.
Competitors like Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT), Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) and Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), with its Wear OS, are also expected to gain more traction through the forecast period.
Hot Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: New York Times Company (NYT)
- [By Douglas A. McIntyre]
In just a few weeks, the largest publicly traded newspaper companies will post their first-quarter results. Other than New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT), which has had success selling digital subscriptions, last year’s typical results were revenue drops of 5% to 10%.
- [By Asit Sharma]
For several quarters, The New York Times'(NYSE:NYT)earnings conference calls have centered on opportunities arising from the company’s booming digital customer growth. No longer do executives face innumerable questions from analysts on weak print customer volume, or declining print advertising spends. Now, discussions revolve around the journalism and media giant’s strategies to maintain its online services momentum.
- [By Douglas A. McIntyre]
The only U.S. papers which have been able to buck these trends are The New York Times (NYSE: NYT), the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, each of which produces content that appeals to enough people that they have created large digital subscription bases. At the end of the last reported quarter, The New York Times had over 2.6 million digital-only subscriptions. No other newspaper has a number which is even close.
Hot Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: New Media Investment Group Inc.(NEWM)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
New Media Inv Group (NYSE: NEWM) and News (NASDAQ:NWS) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.
Hot Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Nustar Energy L.P.(NS)
- [By Max Byerly]
NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 27th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.60 per share by the pipeline company on Monday, May 14th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 11.49%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 7th.
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