Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now

When hunting for dividend stocks, you want to make sure that you are buying stocks that are actually able to afford those dividends. It sounds like a no-brainer, but sometimes companies run into trouble and will keep paying a dividend when they need the cash for operations.

My stock advisory newsletter, The Liberty Portfolio, only purchases stocks that have phenomenal cash flow and room to raise dividends, not cut them.

With stocks under $20, you have another advantage. You can buy more shares spending the same amount as you would for a more expensive stock. If the dividend payouts are equivalent in dollars, you’ll thus generate more income.

So here are three such dividend stocks to consider.

Cheap Dividend Stocks: Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (APTS) Source: Phillip Capper via Flickr

Although it isn’t wise to just jump into any REITs or dividend stocks, I quite like what I see with Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE:APTS).

Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: USG Corporation(USG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of USG (NYSE:USG) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of USG from an underperform rating to a neutral rating and dropped their target price for the company from $35.00 to $24.00 in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Jefferies Group reiterated a hold rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of USG in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. SunTrust Banks boosted their target price on shares of USG from $42.00 to $44.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. Buckingham Research boosted their target price on shares of USG from $34.00 to $42.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Monday, April 16th. Finally, Nomura boosted their target price on shares of USG from $39.00 to $44.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $39.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    As USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) drags its feet on an offer to sell the company for $42 per share, Berkshire intends to use its 30.8% ownership stake to motivate its top brass to make a deal. Berkshire told Bloomberg it intends to vote its shares against USG’s board members who are up for re-election at this year’s annual meeting, a clear message that Buffett is ready to cash in, even if USG’s management and board are not.

Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Kohl’s Corporation(KSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Stephanie A. Streeter Sells 4,776 Shares of Kohl’s Co. (KSS) Stock ( Insider Selling: Kohl’s Co. (KSS) President Sells 27,223 Shares of Stock ( New blockchain ledger will let US residents sell personal healthcare data ( Kohl’s Stock Flashes Reliable Buy Signal Again ( Kohl’s (KSS) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know (

    A number of brokerages recently issued reports on KSS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kohl’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 30th. Guggenheim reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $75.00 price target on shares of Kohl’s in a research note on Tuesday, May 22nd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Kohl’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $90.00 price target on shares of Kohl’s in a research note on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of Kohl’s in a research note on Monday, September 3rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $91.00 price target on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. Kohl’s presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $77.20.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    The relationship between the P/E ratio and the dividend yield is important to understand here. The lower a company’s valuation is, the more valuable the dividend becomes as the dividend yield increases. For instance, with a P/E ratio of about 12, Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) could be considered a value stock, and its dividend yields a respectable 3.9%. Its payout ratio — the percentage of earnings that go to its dividend or dividend per share divided by earnings per share — is also modest at 48%. Eighty percent is considered the maximum that dividend stocks should aim for in order to leave adequate cash flow for other needs.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, shares of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) suffered a setback after the company beat earnings expectations but sowed some concern about sales in the second half, and The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) bucked the retail trend, rising after reporting a strong quarter.

Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Optimists may want to look at Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) for inspiration at this point. Helios and Matheson may be trading for pocket change now, but Sirius XM stock bottomed out at $0.05 in early 2009, and there other similarities beyond the penny stock pricing.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    One of the market’s most unlikely success stories over the past decade could be cooling down. Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) hit a 12-year-high on Monday, only to trade lower on Tuesday following an analyst downgrade. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) hit a new 12-year high of $7.08 this week, and in terms of market cap the satellite radio provider has never been as valuable as it is right now. The market darling hasn’t traded this high since late 2005, and it’s fair to say that this was an entirely different company back then. Sirius had yet to merge with XM. The share count was substantially lower. 

Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $74.33.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) by 1.6% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 61,295 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 991 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Compass Minerals International worth $4,030,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Few people look forward to winter more than investors in seasonal businesses that do a lot of business during the cold-weather months, and Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) falls squarely into that category. With so much of its business coming from state and municipal governments treating roads and other surfaces with salt and anti-icing products, Compass often sees a lot of its success come during this part of the year.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Compcoin (CURRENCY:CMP) traded flat against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 11:00 AM E.T. on October 13th. During the last seven days, Compcoin has traded up 12.6% against the US dollar. One Compcoin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $12.20 or 0.00130307 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Compcoin has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Compcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) is often listed as a miner, but the salt and fertilizer it produces are a bit different than what most investors think of when they hear the word “miner.” That makes Compass something of an odd duck and results in it being off of most investors’ radar screens. A tough 2017 is another net negative. That’s a shame, since it currently sports a yield of more than 4.4%, and the business outlook is improving. Here’s what investors are missing out on with this high-yield stock.

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Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Since International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) began its latest transformation, the tech company has been building up its capabilities in fast-growing areas. These areas include cloud computing, analytics, artificial intelligence, security, and blockchain, to name a few.

  • [By ]

    In Pirates of Silicon Valley, an old made-for-TV movie about the PC industry’s early days, the Bill Gates character quips (in reference to IBM’s (IBM) willingness to let Microsoft (MSFT)  supply the OS for its PCs) that success is a menace, since it fools smart people into thinking that they can’t lose. Bezos’s remarks, as well as those made at times by other Amazon execs, suggest Amazon puts a lot of effort into making sure the company doesn’t lose its edge on account of its success.

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    I confess: I’d always hated IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM); never could stand Big Blue. The company was always too unfocused for my taste.

    Its boardroom underwhelmed, too, allowing Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) to outmaneuver and shut it out of the outrageously lucrative cloud.

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has bet big on blockchain – and the company’s leaders see it as vital to its future success.

    That said, IBM remains a poor investment. The company’s legacy businesses are slowing down faster than its strategic initiatives are growing. Moreover, its leadership is unfocused and neglectful toward shareholders.

  • [By ]

    Some of the larger companies that have begun incorporating blockchain into their industries include: (OSTK) , once a retail company, has become one of the biggest blockchain options on the stock market. The company has developed tZERO, a cryptocurrency and blockchain-based registry that complies with the regulations of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. IBM (IBM) has developed blockchain technology that they are using with a large variety of partners in a large variety of industries. One example is their partnership with food retailers, most notably Walmart, to help quickly, efficiently, and securely track the supply chain to help ensure ideal food safety. They have also partnered with Maersk to work on a blockchain platform for global trade. Hitachi (HTHIF) , the Japanese conglomerate that has worked on social infrastructure and IT systems, among other industries, has begun dabbling in blockchain. It has released reports about how it believes the technology can positively impact the financial sector, and how it could potentially be used to create new services for businesses.

    There are also ETFs that one can invest in that hold a number of stocks related to blockchain. For example, the Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF (BLCN) holds stocks in all of the examples above, as well as Intel (INTC) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) .

  • [By ]

    One of the foremost leaders in the smart software space is IBM (NYSE: IBM).

    The company’s main AI initiative, Watson, is designed to process massive amounts of unstructured data, learn from it and provide decision support for humans.

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