A review of inflation, interest rates, capacity utilization, and inventory point more towards the middle stage of an expansion.
Basic Materials companies like chemical producers typical do well mid-cycle. Huntsman International has a solid balance sheet, lots of dry powder for strategic opportunities, strong margins, and industry-leading efficiency returns.
The stock looks relatively undervalued relative to its peers based on less engineered multiples like Price/Sales and Enterprise Value/Free Cash Flow. Wall Street analysts and quant valuation models agree on its potential for 25 percent+ upside.
The Goldilocks Economy?
Timing this economy has the market on edge. With inflation nearing the Fed's 2 percent target, investors seemed relieved that the FOMC decided to hold off on hiking rates. In the ninth year of the 2nd longest expansion in U.S. history, it is surprising to hear the phrase "Goldilocks economy" in the news. Perhaps fitting, the old children's story tells of a little girl trying to profit before the bears come back home. During her breaking and entering, she finds three bowls of porridge, one too hot, one too cold, and one just right. With inflation growing at a moderate pace while unemployment dips under 4 percent, economists see the economy as not too hot and not too cold.
Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.(TNDM)
- [By Todd Campbell]
Soon, though, the MiniMed 670G is going to face stiff competition from Tandem Diabetes (NASDAQ:TNDM)t:slim X2 system, which relies on DexCom’s G6 and Tandem’s own insulin pump. The FDA gave Tandem Diabetes the OK to market its automated solution in June when it approved Basal-IQ, an algorithm that shuts off insulin delivery from Tandem’s pump when blood glucose levels are predicted to get too low in the future.
- [By Keith Speights]
Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) Drugs $109 billion 19.37 1.88%
AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) Drugs $93 billion 19.70 3.97%
Becton Dickinson and Co. (NYSE: BDX) Medical supplies $60 billion 17.74 1.29%
DexCom (NASDAQ: DXCM) Medical devices $8 billion N/A N/A
Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) Drugs $85 billion 14.91 2.77%
Insulet (NASDAQ: PODD) Medical devices $5 billion 273.03 N/A
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) Drugs, medical devices $325 billion 14.16 2.57%
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) Drugs $1 billion N/A N/A
MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD) Drugs $270 million N/A N/A
Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) Medical devices $117 billion 15.36 2.14%
Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) Drugs $159 billion 12.99 3.22%
Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) Drugs $116 billion 18.29 2.61%
Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) Drugs $209 billion 11.62 3.82%
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: REGN) Drugs $32 billion 13.95 N/A
Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) Drugs $95 billion 10.75 4.64%
Senseonics Holdings (NYSEMKT: SENS) Medical devices $447 million N/A N/A
Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ: TNDM) Medical devices $711 million N/A N/A
Data source: Yahoo! Finance. P/E = price-to-earnings ratio; N/A = not applicable. Data as of May 25, 2018.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers
Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) fell 27.5 percent to $21.35 in pre-market trading.
Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) fell 19.7 percent to $13.36 in pre-market trading after a mixed fourth quarter report.
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 10.5 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) fell 8.1 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.
LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8 percent to $110.05 in pre-market trading. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) fell 6.2 percent to $35.36 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: DB) fell 5 percent to $13.63 in pre-market trading.
Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 4.3 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) shares fell 4 percent to $64.00 in pre-market trading. Colgate-Palmolive posted upbeat Q1 earnings, while sales missed estimates
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
DexCom Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM), Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD), and Tandem Diabetes (NASDAQ:TNDM) are working on new medical devices that could significantly improve the lives of people with diabetes. Addressing this massive market is a big opportunity, but are these stocks worth adding to your portfolio?
- [By Chris Lange]
Tandem Diabetes Care Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares made a solid gain early on Friday after the firm announced a key approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- [By Brian Feroldi]
In response to an analyst upgrade, shares ofTandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM),a medical device company focused on insulin pumps, rose 16% as of 11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday.
Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Qualstar Corporation(QBAK)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Media headlines about Qualstar (NASDAQ:QBAK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Qualstar earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.8526636437463 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Arrow Financial Corporation(AROW)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
PacWest Banc (NASDAQ: PACW) and Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
News headlines about Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Arrow Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9957785453404 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
BidaskClub cut shares of Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.
Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: American Tower Corporation (REIT)(AMT)
- [By Chris Neiger, Anders Bylund, and Todd Campbell]
That’s why we reached out to a few Motley Fool contributors to find three high-yield stocks that dividend investors can buy — and comfortably hold — for years to come. They came back with ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), American Tower (NYSE:AMT), and AT&T (NYSE:T). Here’s why.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC cut its stake in shares of American Tower Co. (NYSE:AMT) by 5.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 18,970 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,100 shares during the quarter. American Tower accounts for approximately 0.8% of Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 26th biggest position. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC’s holdings in American Tower were worth $2,757,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Tyler Crowe, Leo Sun, and Brian Feroldi]
So, we asked three of our investing contributors to highlight stocks that would be well suited for a baby boomer’s portfolio. Here’s a brief rundown as to why they picked HP (NYSE:HPQ), ResMed (NYSE:RMD), and American Tower (NYSE:AMT).
- [By Chris Neiger]
That’s why it’s important to think about adding some dividend stocks to your retirement portfolio so that you can not only receive some additional income but also build wealth at the same time. To help you get started, let’s take a look at why three very different companies — 3M (NYSE:MMM), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), American Tower (NYSE:AMT) — could be great long-term investments for your retirement.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 24th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, June 19th will be paid a dividend of 0.77 per share by the real estate investment trust on Friday, July 13th. This represents a $3.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.22%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, June 18th. This is a boost from American Tower’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.75.
- [By Anders Bylund, Tyler Crowe, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]
If you’re looking for new ideas in that second category, you’re in luck. We asked a few of your fellow investors here at The Motley Fool to share their best stock ideas for the long haul. Read on to see how they came up with Nike(NYSE:NKE),Cintas(NASDAQ:CTAS), andAmerican Tower(NYSE:AMT).
Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc.(EDU)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
EduCoin (EDU) is a PoW/PoS token that uses the Keccak hashing algorithm. It launched on September 9th, 2017. EduCoin’s total supply is 15,000,000,000 tokens. EduCoin’s official Twitter account is @PReducoin. The official website for EduCoin is www.edu.one.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Russell Investments Group Ltd. lessened its holdings in New Oriental (NYSE:EDU) by 6.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 550,160 shares of the company’s stock after selling 36,191 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned 0.35% of New Oriental worth $48,090,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
- [By Max Byerly]
State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D trimmed its position in shares of New Oriental (NYSE:EDU) by 11.5% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 148,379 shares of the company’s stock after selling 19,268 shares during the quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D’s holdings in New Oriental were worth $13,005,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: D