With the end of the third-quarter earnings season in view and the stock market within sight of record highs — again — it’s difficult to imagine any stocks are worth new entries now. The time to buy was months ago, if not years ago, right?
Yet, the fact of the matter is, sometimes the market can do some pretty amazing things. In fact, stocks can defy the odds for longer than you might imagine.
In other words, it may not be too late to buy the right stocks here and now, if their underlying companies face the right near-term and long-term prospects.
With that as the backdrop, add these ten names to your list of potential stocks to buy sooner than later. Some of them are overbought, while others have been dinged up by recent stumbles. In all cases though, there’s a good chance of more upside in the foreseeable future.
10 Best Growth Stocks to Buy Now: Visa Source: Shutterstock
Most know Visa Inc (NYSE:V) as a credit card middleman, establishing the technical framework for merchants to take payments from buyers. It’s not a bad business to be in, but with the advent of things like mobile payments from Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) and the rise of bitcoin, it would be easy to conclude Visa’s best days are behind it.
Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: HCP, Inc.(HCP)
- [By Matthew Frankel]
One smart way to capitalize on this trend over the next few decades is with a healthcare REIT like HCP (NYSE:HCP), which specializes in private-pay senior housing, medical office, and life science properties.
- [By Matthew Frankel]
Healthcare REIT HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) had an eventful 2016. The year started off quite turbulent, with dismal results from the company’s HCR ManorCare properties leading to a surprise loss, but recovered nicely as the company decided to spin off those and other troubled assets. What could be in store for HCP investors in the coming decade?
- [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]
HCP, Inc. (HCP) is a REIT that focuses on senior housing facilities and other healthcare properties.
With a yield of 5.8%, HCP is the highest yielder of all the aristocrat dividend stocks. HCP has upped its payout for 30 straight years and now pays 57.5 cents per unit quarterly.
Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Nuveen Municipal Value Fund Inc.(NUV)
- [By Donald van Deventer]
The latest implied forward rate forecast from Kamakura Corporation shows projected 10-year U.S. Treasury yields differing -0.07% to 0.03% from last week while fixed rate mortgage yields varied by -0.01% to 0.08%. Mortgage yields, determined by the Monday through Wednesday weekly survey of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, lag Treasury movements simply because of the 3-day yield calculation used in the Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield is projected to rise from 2.92% at Thursday’s close (down 0.06% from last week) to 3.374% (down 0.06% from last week) in one year. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield in ten years is forecast to reach 4.639%, 1 basis point lower than last week. The 15-year fixed rate mortgage rate is forecast to rise from the effective yield of 3.69% on Thursday (down 0.001% from last week) to 4.222% (down 0.006% from last week) in one year and 6.29% in 10 years, up 0.038% from last week. We explain the background for these calculations in the rest of this note, along with some mortgage servicing rights metrics. The forecast allows investors in exchange traded U.S. Treasury funds (TLT) (TBT), total return bond funds (BOND), municipal bonds (NUV) and exchange traded mortgage funds (REM) to assess likely total returns over the next 120 months. Treasury-related exchange traded funds affected by the forward rates include:
Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Liberty Interactive Corporation(QVCA)
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
QVC (QVCA) was upgraded to buy from neutral at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $25 price target. The company can turn its sales around and deserves a higher multiple, analysts said.