The U.S. investment space has been fraught with uncertainties of late. The healthcare industry, in particular, has been facing multiple issues, with the Obamacare-repeal saga dominating the headlines. However, President Trump’s proposed policies to abolish the infamous 2.3% medical device sales tax, a key part of the Affordable Care Act, have kindled hope in the MedTech space. Notably, this tax has been suspended for two years and is supposed to be put into effect again on Jan 1, 2018.
Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.(AEO)
- [By Leo Sun]
Piper Jaffray recently released its 35th semiannual “Taking Stock with Teens” survey of 6,000 teen shoppers across the U.S. In the clothing category, teens favored five brands:Nike (NYSE:NKE), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), Adidas (NASDAQOTH:ADDYY), Forever 21, and Urban Outfitters.
- [By Leo Sun]
In the fall 2017 survey, Hollister was listed as the fifth favorite brand for upper income teens. But in the spring 2018 survey, Hollister had dropped off the list — which was led by Nike (NYSE:NKE), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), and Adidas, in that order.
- [By Leo Sun]
Over time, several of these secondary brands have become core growth drivers for their parent companies, offsetting the weaker results of the rest of the business. Let’s look at three rising stars that fit that description — American Eagles’ (NYSE:AEO) Aerie, Abercrombie & Fitch’s (NYSE:ANF) Hollister, and Gap’s (NYSE:GPS) Athleta.
Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.(ENT)
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Retail stocks are in focus after the U.S. Census Bureau released monthly sales figures before the bell Tuesday. The bureau said that retail sales increased by 0.3% in April, a figure that matched trade expectations. Markets had expected consumer spending to increase, however home improvement sales were not the major factor that most expected. This was evident from The Home Depot’s earnings report. Markets are increasingly optimistic over U.S. trade negotiations with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s No. 1 economic advisor will visit the United States this week to continue the nation’s dialogue with America. In addition, roughly 100 companies and trade associations will be sounding off to the Trump administration about the potential impact of tariffs in the Chinese markets.
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Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus thanks to tax policy in Seattle. On Monday, the Seattle’s City Council passed a bill that will tax Amazon and 131 other companies $275 per employee each year in order to create a fund to address homelessness in the Seattle. The tax is half what was originally proposed and remains a contentious issue for Amazon, which is the city’s biggest employer. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) is sounding the alarm about the state of the markets. The company warned that the U.S. budget deficit is increasing while America’s unemployment rate is falling. This hasn’t occurred since the World War II. The bank believes that the combination of the two could cause the Fed to spike interest rates in the near future. This comes at a time when the Fed has already lost control of interest rates. Look for additional earnings reports from Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP), Bitauto Holding Ltd.(Nasdaq: BITA), Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU), Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.(Nasdaq: ENT), and Kamada Ltd. (Nasdaq: KMDA).
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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: CarMax Inc(KMX)
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Winners will collect specialized data, and their customers will understand why they are providing data. Among the companies that are already doing this is CarMax (NYSE: KMX).
- [By Andy Pai]
CarMax, Inc (NYSE: KMX) is the second most undervalued stock in the portfolio. The company's blended upside of 17.8 percent is very intriguing.
- [By Trey Thoelcke]
CarMax Inc. (NYSE: KMX) is set to release its most recent quarterly results first thing on Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.88 in EPS and $4.21 billion in revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter. Shares traded on Thursdays close at $61.94. The consensus price target is $77.71, and the 52-week range is $54.29 to $77.64.
- [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]
CarMax (NYSE:KMX) recently posted quarterly earnings results that were marked by a slowdown in sales growth. The used-car retailer endured a painful drop in customer traffic, which led sales to inch higher by less than 1% despite an aggressive expansion in its store base.
Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: SigmaTron International, Inc.(SGMA)
- [By Max Byerly]
Media coverage about SigmaTron International (NASDAQ:SGMA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SigmaTron International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.5987310031013 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: EPAM Systems, Inc.(EPAM)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Constant advances in technology require companies of all sizes to make efforts to keep up and take maximum advantage of new capabilities before competitors do. That puts companies like EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) in a great position, because the resulting demand for IT services is constant and growing. EPAM did a good job of fulfilling its potential for strong growth in 2017, and the IT services specialist has high hopes that 2018 will bring even more gains.