There’s a lot to be said about dividend stocks that’s positive. The companies they represent are shareholder friendly. They are usually issued by companies with a long-term view of the markets and growth in their sector. They offer income in a world bereft of decent traditional dividends. But there’s also another side to these stocks.
After Palantir (NYSE:PLTR) reported another quarterly loss on Feb. 16, I remain quite skeptical about the company’s medium-term outlook and its profitability. As a result, I continue to urge investors to sell PLTR stock. Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com Palantir reported a fourth-quarter earnings per share loss of 8 cents, versus analysts’ average estimate of
Until a few months ago, it was a given that Naked Brand (NASDAQ:NAKD) would file for Chapter 11 soon. However, Reddit changed the equation. As several posts on r/WallStreetBets encouraged users to buy NAKD stock, the share price made a miraculous recovery. Source: Shutterstock It’s an interesting time for investors. The wild swings in stocks
The new year has started on a high note for investors in Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) stock. Year-to-date (YTD), ACB stock is up over 48%. By comparison, the S&P 500 index is up by about 4.3%. Source: Shutterstock Over the past several months, hopes for U.S. federal legalization of cannabis under President Joe Biden have provided
With so much intense interest in finding the next big trade, it may come as no surprise in some circles that Ocugen (NASDAQ:OCGN) has been one of the most staggeringly robust winners in memory. Since Dec. 21 of last year, OCGN stock has gained over 3,400%. Indeed, it wasn’t too long ago that shares were
Name an American company that is a headphone innovator and whose phenomenal stock growth has been making headlines. I bet Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is probably at the top of your list. However, in 2021, Koss Corporation (NASDAQ:KOSS) has been bigger news than Apple. At least so far. Source: SiljeAO / Shutterstock.com Thanks to the infamous traders
One aspect of our lives that was undergoing significant change before the novel coronavirus pandemic hit continues to evolve. Media stocks used to be television and radio station conglomerates that owned stations around the country. There were also cable companies that were running the parade of cable-infused services that were very popular a couple decades
When Sundial Growers (NASDAQ:SNDL) spiked to $3.96 last week on strong volume, the jump looked too good to be true. By the end of the week, the extraordinary jump proved short-lived. SNDL stock closed at around $2. Source: Shutterstock How did a stock with a short interest of under 6% spike? The stock did not
Already trending higher thanks to improved U.S. pot legalization odds, Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) stock popped tremendously on Feb 10. After surging 40.8% on the previous day, the shares surged again, jumping from $42.35 to above $67, before ending the day at $63.91. Source: Jarretera / Shutterstock.com However, while the mania produced high profits for early buyers
Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO) the Colorado-based renewable jet fuel producer, now has over $534 million in cash in the bank after it raised a net $321.7 million recently. This represents about 21% of its market value of $2.47 billion. But GEVO stock is likely to float down over 57% from here. Source: Oleksiy Mark / Shutterstock.com
Pot plays like Hexo (NYSE:HEXO) stock may have seen wild moves as of late, courtesy of Reddit traders. After the recent “blue wave” election results, things look more favorable for this space. U.S. legalization odds have improved. Both factors have some interested in this stock once again. But keep in mind that its many negatives
Artificial intelligence (AI) sounds vague, but the reality is it is just a computer that mimics human cognition. This allows it to be used in areas like robotics, machine learning, linguistics, and even psychology and philosophy! It’s also why AI is for more than a tool for just the tech sector. Source: Phonlamai Photo /
“Short-squeeze stocks” may be coming back to earth. But retail investors remain hot for “meme stocks.” And that’s the situation here with Sundial Growers (NASDAQ:SNDL) stock. With retail traders on Reddit’s WallStreetBets and other online platforms hyping it up, this “also ran” pot play has seen its shares take off significantly so far this month.
Is the stock market a casino? As a financial analyst, I believe that the stock market is not what a casino represents. The common factor is risk. But in a casino, you simply make bets, have no expectations but simply want to have fun, and the odds of losing your money are close to 100%.
TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC), which develops robots used in surgeries, has a chance to become a great company. Unfortunately, the medical-device maker’s relative weakness in the U.S., its tough competition and its low revenue prevent me from recommending TRXC stock at this time. Source: Phonlamai Photo / Shutterstock.com TransEnterix has developed a few revenue-generating niches that let
There are really not a lot of secrets in stocks anymore. At one time, a company like Foresight Autonomous (NASDAQ:FRSX) may have traded under the radar. But that’s not the case in 2021; the company is well-known by the trading community and FRSX stock has delivered the gains to prove it. Source: Olivier Le Moal
Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) may be one of the most popular alternative energy plays out there. Shares in the hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) company have “crushed it” in the past year. Yet, there are many more emerging leaders in the “green wave” space that make for stronger investing opportunities than PLUG stock. Source: Alexander Kirch /
Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has a brand new problem, and it’s a big one. You’d never know it by looking at the soaring Tesla stock price, but the Chinese government isn’t pleased with Tesla. Following Tesla’s second recall in less than a year in China, the Chinese government publicly warned Tesla that Communist Party regulators aren’t as
Electric vehicles (EVs) and fintech are some of the hottest sectors out there. So, it’s no shock that Ideanomics (NASDAQ:IDEX), which dabbles in both fast-growing areas, has become a popular name to trade among retail investors. Looking beyond the hype, though, there’s little on the table to justify the IDEX stock valuation of $4.75 per share.
Insider trading happens when people who have access to confidential information about a company use that to profit off its stock. These insiders include folks like the corporate officers and members of the board of directors. Historically, there have been countless cases of unscrupulous insiders benefitting at the expense of unsuspecting shareholders. For example, suppose
Jumia Technologies (NYSE:JMIA), which operates an e-commerce platform and mobile payments system in Africa, has suddenly become a darling on Wall Street. Note that JMIA stock has gone from $8 in September to about $65. The market capitalization is roughly $5.8 billion. Source: Christopher Penler / Shutterstock.com The company was smart to capitalize on this
Pot stocks, one of the hot trends of 2018, are back in fashion. So are stocks with low market capitalizations. So are stocks with high short interest. Sundial Growers (NASDAQ:SNDL) is all three of these things, and thus became a Reddit play. That is, small traders at the sub-Reddit r/WallStreetBets banded together and bought SNDL
There’s a lot going on on Wall Street and BlackBerry (NYSE:BB) has been caught up in the mix. At one point last month, BB stock gained almost 300% as it rallied in nine straight sessions. Source: Michael Vi / Shutterstock.com What in the world is going on? BlackBerry stock has been caught up in the
One of the hottest themes for investing on Wall Street involves electric vehicles. This emerged last year and gave birth to the SPAC attack. Dozens of new EV companies came public chasing after electric dreams. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) laid the ground work and the rest are benefiting from it. Hyliion (NYSE:HYLN) is one of those newcomers
If you’ve followed my work over the years, you know that the one thing I consistently advise — beyond advantaging the “Roaring 2020s” — is to get into a habit of taking profits. If you don’t, you’re not in control of your investments. So, where should you start taking back the reins? FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ:FCEL).
IZEA Worldwide (NASDAQ:IZEA) is likely to take a hit now that a major brokerage firm has downgraded IZEA stock to “sell.” This is despite record January 2021 growth at this advertising company. Source: Shutterstock IZEA connects influencers and bloggers with brand name companies and makes money based on the total campaign dollars that the advertiser
Boeing (NYSE:BA) is a company that some may consider too big to fail — too important to the U.S. economy and global aviation. Even former President Donald Trump said “We can’t let anything happen to Boeing,” back in 2020. Boeing stock would always be around, even when it was hurting. Source: Marco Menezes / Shutterstock.com
Jumia (NYSE:JMIA) is an online marketplace which targets 11 African countries. It’s currently operating in Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, and Uganda. The firm generates a majority of its revenue from western Africa. Its markets account for over 70% of Africa’s GDP and internet users and 600 million
It might only be a small crack in Advanced Micro Devices’ (NASDAQ:AMD) platinum-plated armor, but year-to-date through Feb. 3, AMD stock has a total return of -4.2%. Long-time investors probably can’t remember the last time it’s started a year so slowly. The question is whether Chief Executive Officer Lisa Su should take the early correction
What’s the latest with Switchback Energy Acquisition (NYSE:SBE) stock? For the past few weeks, shares have traded sideways between $35 and $45 per share. SBE stock investors are still waiting for this SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) to close on its merger with ChargePoint. Source: Michael Vi / Shutterstock.com President Biden has moved ahead with
A month ago, I had never heard about Ideanomics (NASDAQ:IDEX). Now IDEX stock up nearly 120% year-to-date and 638% over the past six months. Source: Shutterstock Obviously, the company’s one-two punch of clean energy and fintech (it helps companies finance the adoption of electric fleet vehicles) has all the markings of big-time momentum play. That
With conservatives preparing to strike back against Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) in multiple ways, the company is in a precarious position and its shares’ risk-reward ratio is negative. Therefore, I recommend that investors sell Twitter stock at this point. Source: Worawee Meepian / Shutterstock.com In previous columns, I’ve warned that Twitter and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) were caught between
In recent weeks, we’ve learned about the raw power of social media to influence not only the biggest moves on Wall Street but also to turn the investing institution upside down. With the right narrative, previously out-of-favor companies, such as FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ:FCEL), can enjoy outsized gains. But how sustainable is such a dynamic for
Dozens of companies delivered multi-fold returns over the last year, creating more than a few overvalued stocks. For instance, GameStop (NYSE:GME) skyrocketed by 1,700% in late January on the power of retail investors at the Reddit group r/WallStreetBets. Despite its recent tumble, GME stock is still holding on to 200% year-to-date gains. While the broad-based
I understand bulls’ theories on Switchback Energy (NYSE:SBE) stock. But the problem is the stock’s valuation. Source: Michael Vi / Shutterstock.com Indeed, ChargePoint, with which Switchback is merging (likely next month),has huge potential. It seems likely that electric-vehicle adoption is going to accelerate (pardon the pun) in coming years. Certainly, the equity market is pricing
Green energy stocks have been rallying as the Joe Biden administration continues to push its eco-friendly policies forward. And leading fuel-cell solutions provider, FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ:FCEL), is among the biggest beneficiaries of that improved investor sentiment. Basically, the green-energy mania has taken FCEL stock and others parabolic. Source: Kaca Skokanova/Shutterstock In the last three months,