Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021

&l;p&g;&l;img class=&q;dam-image bloomberg size-large wp-image-42309679&q; src=&q;https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/dam/imageserve/42309679/960×0.jpg?fit=scale&q; data-height=&q;640&q; data-width=&q;960&q;&g; Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., speaks during a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Zuckerberg apologized, defended his company, and jousted with questioners while agreeing with others during his first-ever congressional testimony. Early reviews on his effort to restore trust with lawmakers and the public were mostly positive. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

In spite of all the drama surrounding Facebook, what really matters to investors is how the business is doing. Facebook reported its first quarter earnings yesterday and they were fantastic. As I write this&a;nbsp;the stock is at $176, up from a low of $152 in March.&a;nbsp;What happened&a;nbsp;to Facebook is a master class of what it takes to get good returns in this market.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: Exelon Corporation(EXC)

Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in the energy generation and delivery businesses in the United States. It owns electric generating facilities, such as nuclear, fossil, and hydroelectric generation facilities, as well as wind and solar photovoltaic facilities. The company also sells renewable energy and other energy-related products and services; and engages in the natural gas and oil exploration and production activities, as well as sells electricity and natural gas to wholesale and retail customers. In addition, it engages in the purchase and regulated retail sale of electricity, and the provision of electricity transmission and distribution services to retail customers in northern Illinois, southeastern Pennsylvania, and central Maryland. Further, the company is involved in the purchase and regulated retail sale of natural gas, and the provision of gas distribution services to retail customers in the Pennsylvania counties surrounding the City of Philadelphia, as well as in central Maryland, including the City of Baltimore. It serves distribution utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, and financial institutions, as well as commercial, industrial, governmental, and residential customers. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]Shares of Exelon Co. (NYSE:EXC) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eighteen research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $47.00.
  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]Exelon Corp  (NYSE:EXC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 08, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: FB, AAPL, TSLA
    Shares of Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) are under pressure after another government took action on the social media giant’s data policies. German regulators announced yesterday that they would limit the company’s ability to collect and combine consumer data and target advertising across all of its services. This ruling could make it far more difficult for the firm if it integrates the messaging platforms of Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp. Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) are in focus after news broke that it shifted its modem chip engineering team from its supply chain to its internal hardware group. Reuters suggests that it is aiming to develop modem chips in-house after years of buying them from companies like Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC). Such a change could bolster company profits in a big way in the future. Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald argues that Apple stock is a bargain right now. It’s just one of several that tap into the unstoppable investment trends that can make you very rich. Learn more right here. On Monday (Feb. 4), Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced it was acquiring Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL), a battery and ultra-capacitor company. This might seem like a typical acquisition where a larger company scales its output by buying a smaller competitor. This is a much different move… On Friday, look for earnings reports from Arconic Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNC), Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC), Hasbro Inc. (NYSE: HAS), Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX), and Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR).
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Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation(AMTD)

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation provides securities brokerage services and related technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders, and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) in the United States. Its products and services include tdameritrade.com Web Platform for self-directed retail investors; Trade Architect, a Web-based platform that enables active investors and traders identify opportunities and stay informed; thinkorswim, a desktop platform for traders; and TD Ameritrade Mobile, which allows on-the-go investors and traders to trade and monitor accounts from Web-enabled mobile devices. The company also offers TD Ameritrade Institutional that provides brokerage and custody services to approximately 5,000 independent RIAs and their clients; TD Ameritrade Apex, which offers various services to retail clients; Investools, a suite of investor education products and services for stock, option, foreign exchange, futures, mutual fund, and fixed-income investors; Amerivest, an advisory service that develops portfolios of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds; AdvisorDirect, a national referral service for investors, who wish to engage the services of an independent RIA; and TD Ameritrade Corporate Services that provide self-directed brokerage services to employees of corporations. In addition, it offers various retail brokerage products and services, such as common and preferred stocks; ETFs; options; futures; foreign exchange; mutual funds; fixed income products; primary and secondary offerings of fixed income securities, closed-end funds, and preferred stocks; margin lending; cash management services; and annuities. The company provides its services primarily through the Internet, a network of retail branches, mobile trading applications, interactive voice response, and registered representatives through telephone. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation operates as a subsidiary! of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]TD Ameritrade Holding Corp  (NASDAQ:AMTD)Q2 2019 Earnings CallApril 24, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]Morgan Stanley set a $64.00 price objective on TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD) in a research note published on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.
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  • [By Lee Jackson]This is one of the leading e-brokers, as well as a top pick at Deutsche Bank. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NYSE: AMTD) is a leading online brokerage and financial service firm that offers clients trading, investment and advice solutions.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: Lennar Corporation(LEN.B)

Lennar Corporation, incorporated on September 6, 1991, is a homebuilder, a provider of real estate-related financial services, a commercial real estate investment, investment management and finance company. The Company operates under the segments Homebuilding Operations, Lennar Financial Services, Rialto and Lennar Multifamily segments. The Company has grouped its homebuilding activities into five segments: Homebuilding East, Homebuilding Central, Homebuilding West, Homebuilding Southeast Florida and Homebuilding Houston. Its homebuilding operations include the construction and sale of single-family attached and detached homes. Lennar Financial Services offers residential mortgage loan products to buyers of their homes and others. The Rialto segment is a commercial real estate investment, investment management and finance company. The Lennar Multifamily segment focuses on developing a portfolio of multifamily rental properties in select United States markets.

Homebuilding Operations

The Company’s homebuilding operations include the construction and marketing of single-family attached and detached homes, as well as the purchase, development and sale of residential land directly and through unconsolidated entities in which the Company has investments. The Company operates primarily under the Lennar brand name. The Company offers a line of homes for first-time, move-up and active adult homebuyers in a variety of environments ranging from urban infill communities to golf course communities.

Lennar Financial Services Operations

The Company offers mortgage financing and title insurance and closing services. The Company offers FHA-insured and VA-guaranteed residential mortgage loan products and other products to its homebuyers and others through its financial services subsidiary, Universal American Mortgage Company, LLC, which includes Universal American Mortgage Company, LLC, d/b/a Eagle Home Mortgage. It also provides title insurance and closing service! s to homebuyers and others. Title and closing services are provided by agency subsidiaries in Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Rialto Investments Operations

The Rialto segment is a commercial real estate investment, investment management and finance company focused on raising, investing and managing third-party capital, originating and securitizing commercial mortgage loans, as well as investing its own capital in real estate-related mortgage loans, properties and related securities. Rialto utilizes its investment and operating platform to underwrite, diligence, acquire, manage, workout and add value to diverse portfolios of real estate loans, properties and real estate related securities, as well as providing strategic real estate capital. Rialto’s primary focus is to manage third-party capital and to originate and sell into securitizations commercial mortgage loans.

Lennar Multifamily Operations

The Company is involved, primarily through unconsolidated entities, in the development of multifamily rental properties. The Lennar Multifamily segment focuses on developing a portfolio of multifamily rental properties in the United States. The Company uses third-party management companies to rent the apartments.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]ValuEngine lowered shares of Lennar Co. Class B (NYSE:LEN.B) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION(SAIC)

Science Applications International Corporation (herein referred to as “SAIC,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) is a leading provider of technical, engineering and enterprise information technology (IT) services primarily to the U.S. government, including the Department of Defense (DoD), the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies. We provide engineering, systems integration and information technology offerings for large, complex government projects and offer a broad range of services with a targeted emphasis on higher-end, differentiated technology services. Our end-to-end enterprise IT offerings span the entire spectrum of our customers’ IT infrastructure. We commenced operations on September 27, 2013 (the Distribution Date) following completion of a spin-off transaction from our former parent, Leidos Holdings, Inc. (collectively with its consolidated subsidiaries, “former Parent”).   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]Science Applications International Corp  (NYSE:SAIC)Q4 2019 Earnings Conference CallMarch 28, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]Science Applications International (NYSE:SAIC) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports.
  • [By Rich Smith]On Monday, SAIC (NYSE:SAIC), which collected $4.4 billion in revenue last year providing engineering and IT services to various branches of the U.S. government, announced a “definitive agreement” to acquire fellow government IT contractor Engility (NYSE:EGL) and its $1.9 billion revenue stream for $1.6 billion, plus $900 million in assumed debt. (And let’s give credit where it’s due — Reuters predicted this acquisition, and Vertical Research upgraded Engility because of it, two months ago).

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: POSCO(PKX)

We were established by the Government on April 1, 1968, under the Commercial Code, to manufacture and distribute steel rolled products and plates in the domestic and overseas markets. The Government owned more than 70% of our equity until 1988, when the Government reduced its ownership of our common stock to 35% through a public offering and listing our shares on the KRX KOSPI Market. In December 1998, the Government sold all of our common stock it owned directly, and The Korea Development Bank completed the sale of our shares that it owned in September 2000. The Government no longer holds any direct interest in us, and our outstanding common stock is currently held by individuals and institutions. See “Item 7. Major Shareholders and Related Party Transactions — Item 7A. Major Stockholders.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in POSCO (NYSE:PKX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 2,035 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $160,000.
  • [By Max Byerly]Media coverage about POSCO (NYSE:PKX) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. POSCO earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.5366586800129 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated(LGND)

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and acquiring technologies that help pharmaceutical companies discover and develop medicines worldwide. Its commercial programs include Promacta, an oral medicine that increases the number of platelets in the blood; Kyprolis that is used for the treatment of multiple myeloma; bazedoxifene, which is used for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis; Nexterone, a Captisol-enabled formulation of amiodarone; Noxafil-IV, a Captisol-enabled formulation of posaconazole for IV use; Exemptia for autoimmune diseases; and Vivitra for breast cancer. The company’s partners programs, which are in clinical development used for the treatment of seizure, coma, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, muscle wasting, liver disease, kidney disease, and others. Its internal development program comprise products for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, blood disorders, anti-coagulant, pain, depression, allergy, sun damage, restless leg/parkinson’s, cognitive disorders, oncology, and inflammation. The company is also involved in the sale of Captisol materials. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has alliances, licenses, and other business relationships with various pharmaceutical companies, including Novartis, Amgen, Inc, Merck & Co., Inc., Pfizer Inc., Celgene, Gilead, Janssen, Baxter International, Inc., and Eli Lilly and Company. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]Shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND), a biopharmaceutical company that lets its partners do most of the work, are sliding again after the company announced an upcoming shopping spree. Investors who are worried about how the company intends to fund its ambitions have knocked the stock down 12.6% as of 3:02 p.m. EST on Wednesday.
  • [By Jon C. Ogg]Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LGND) was maintained as Buy at Argus, but the firm lowered its target to $150 from $200. The independent research firm noted that recent weakness offers a buying opportunity as the company is believed to be on track to post solid earnings growth over the next several years. Ligand closed up 1.5% at $119.76 on Tuesday, in a 52-week range of $98.56 to $278.62.
  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc  (NASDAQ:LGND)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: iShares S&P Global Clean Energy Index Fund(ICLN)

iShares Global Clean Energy ETF, formerly iShares S&P Global Clean Energy Index Fund (the Fund), is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P Global Clean Energy Index. The S&P Global Clean Energy Index includes clean energy production companies, clean energy equipment and technology providers. The Fund operates in a range of sectors, which include electric utilities, semiconductors and semiconductor equipment, independent power producers and energy traders, commercial services and supplies, and electrical equipment. BlackRock Fund Advisors acts as an investment adviser. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Levine]For those afraid of getting burned with the solar ETF, the iShares Global Clean Energy ETF (NASDAQ:ICLN) may be a more attractive option since the fund’s stated objective is to “track the investment results of the S&P Global Clean Energy Index.” The fund’s 30 holdings represent global leaders in renewable energy, ranging from solar power to geothermal to waste-to-energy. Like the Invesco Solar ETF, the iShares Global Clean Energy ETF is not actively managed and carries a fairly low expense ratio of 0.47%. Distributions are made semiannually and currently offer a trailing-12-month yield of 2.34%.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: United Microelectronics Corporation(UMC)

United Microelectronics Corporation provides semiconductor wafer foundry solutions. It provides circuit design, mask tooling, wafer fabrication, and assembly and testing services. The company also engages in the research, development, and manufacture of products in the solar energy and LED industries. It primarily serves integrated device manufacturers and fabless design companies. The company operates primarily in Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Europe, and the United States. United Microelectronics Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]Shares of United Microelectronics Corp (NYSE:UMC) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and five have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $2.19.
  • [By Stephan Byrd]United Microelectronics Corp (NYSE:UMC) shares hit a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $2.31 and last traded at $2.32, with a volume of 12700 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $2.34.
  • [By Stephan Byrd]These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) UMC and Avalanche partner for MRAM development (evertiq.com) INSIGHT-China lures chip talent from Taiwan with fat salaries, perks (news.trust.org) Taiwanese engineers lured to mainland China as chip makers go into overdrive (scmp.com) Eight-inch fab capacity remains tight, says UMC president (digitimes.com)

    A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Mizuho upgraded shares of United Microelectronics from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, July 9th. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of United Microelectronics from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, July 2nd. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded shares of United Microelectronics from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $2.10 to $2.60 in a research report on Sunday, June 10th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $2.60.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: McEwen Mining Inc.(MUX)

McEwen Mining Inc. explores for, develops, produces, and sells precious and base metals in Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. It primarily explores for gold, silver, and copper. The company’s principal assets consist of a 49% interest in the San José Mine in Santa Cruz, Argentina; the El Gallo 1 mine and El Gallo 2 project in Sinaloa, Mexico; the Gold Bar project in Nevada, the United States; and the Los Azules copper project in San Juan, Argentina. It covers an area of approximately 730 square miles and comprises 146 mining concessions consisting of 71 approved mining claims; 54 claims that are in the application process for mining claim status; and 21 claims, principally that are for exploration only. The company was formerly known as US Gold Corporation and changed its name to McEwen Mining Inc. in January 2012. McEwen Mining Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK) and McEwen Mining (NYSE:MUX) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.
  • [By Joseph Griffin]McEwen Mining Inc (NYSE:MUX) (TSE:MUX) insider Chris Stewart purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 20th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $2.50 per share, with a total value of $25,000.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now owns 10,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $25,000. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: Athene Holding Ltd. (ATH)

Athabasca Oil Corporation is a Canada-based energy company, which is focused on the exploration for, and development and production of, light oil and liquids-rich natural gas from regions in northwestern Alberta, Canada, and bitumen from oil sands in the Athabasca region of northeastern Alberta, Canada. Its segments are Light Oil, including the Company’s assets, liabilities and operating results for the exploration, development and production of unconventional oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids located in various regions in the province of Alberta, and Thermal Oil, including the Company’s assets, liabilities and operating results for the exploration, development and production of bitumen from sand and carbonate rock formations located in the Athabasca region of northern Alberta. The Company’s principal properties include Kaybob and Placid asset areas located in northwestern Alberta and Hangingstone asset. The Company’s other asset areas include Dover West, Birch and Grosmont.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]Athene Holding Ltd.  (NYSE:ATH)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Logan Wallace]Raymond James reissued their market perform rating on shares of Athabasca Oil (TSE:ATH) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. Raymond James currently has a C$1.25 price objective on the oil and gas exploration company’s stock.
  • [By Stephan Byrd]Athene Holding Ltd (NYSE:ATH) insider Grant Kvalheim sold 2,505 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.01, for a total value of $125,275.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

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