Hot Growth Stocks To Buy Right Now

It’s been an unsettling stretch for tech investors, but the Nasdaq looks on track to escape with a weekly loss of less than 1%.

And our call of the day provides some tech support.

The recent slump for Silicon Valley titans and other growth stocks is “temporary and primarily driven by technical/quant flows,” say J.P. Morgan’s U.S. equity strategists.

It’s time to keep betting on the Facebooks and Apples of the world, because we’re in an environment where growth opportunities are scarce and expectations are becoming less great — and that means investors are willing to pay up for such stocks, the strategists say. Their graphic below underscores that point.

Hot Growth Stocks To Buy Right Now: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Epoch Investment Partners Inc. grew its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 1.1% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,946,065 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 31,331 shares during the period. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. owned about 0.36% of Liberty Global PLC Class A worth $92,241,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 37.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 515,191 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 139,156 shares during the quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Liberty Global PLC Class A were worth $14,188,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    TalkTalk counts the cost of biggest ever customer gains (finance.yahoo.com) $0.12 Earnings Per Share Expected for Liberty Global (LBTYA) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Deal Valuation Disappointing But Liberty Global’s (LBTYA) Valuation Is Too Cheap To Ignore – Citi (streetinsider.com) Virgin Media searches for new leader as chief executive prepares to log off (telegraph.co.uk) Vodafone ‘highly likely’ to receive approval for Liberty Global deal, says Citi (proactiveinvestors.co.uk)

    Shares of Liberty Global traded down $0.17, hitting $28.77, on Thursday, Marketbeat reports. 1,665,800 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,234,886. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.79, a quick ratio of 0.33 and a current ratio of 0.33. Liberty Global has a 52 week low of $28.00 and a 52 week high of $39.73. The company has a market capitalization of $23.20 billion, a PE ratio of -12.56, a P/E/G ratio of 5.66 and a beta of 1.62.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp lowered its stake in Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 21.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 84,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 22,641 shares during the quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp’s holdings in Liberty Global PLC Class A were worth $2,313,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    LBTYA has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Jefferies Group reiterated a buy rating on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Liberty Global from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded Liberty Global from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Citigroup set a $43.00 price objective on Liberty Global and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, Macquarie reiterated an outperform rating and set a $45.00 price objective (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $41.46.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays reiterated their buy rating on shares of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) in a report released on Sunday. They currently have a $39.00 target price on the stock.

Hot Growth Stocks To Buy Right Now: Vanguard Extended Market ETF (VXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Regal Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VXF) by 2.7% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 11,927 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 311 shares during the quarter. Regal Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Extended Market ETF were worth $1,190,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VXF) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 28th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, June 29th will be given a dividend of 0.3704 per share on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 28th. This is an increase from Vanguard Extended Market ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    MML Investors Services LLC lowered its position in shares of Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VXF) by 14.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,370 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,926 shares during the quarter. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Extended Market ETF were worth $1,268,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Hot Growth Stocks To Buy Right Now: Lyon William Homes(WLH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    William Lyon Homes (NYSE: WLH) traded down about 9.7% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $16.84 after closing Wednesday at $18.65. The stock’s 52-week high is $32.95. Volume was about six times the daily average of around 370,000. The homebuilder’s shares were downgraded at Wedbush this morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the seven brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $30.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. 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. William Lyon Homes earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 48.3603279087369 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) traded down 7.4% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $24.95 and last traded at $25.04. 774,270 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 81% from the average session volume of 426,618 shares. The stock had previously closed at $27.05.

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