Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In 2019

Prabhudas Lilladher’s research report on Hexaware Technologies

Hexaware delivered weak performance during Q4CY18 with miss on margins and PAT. Revenues came inline with our estimates. Management has given revenue (organic) growth guidance of 12-14% YoY for CY2019 which is inline with our estimates. However, guidance on margins is muted as it expects its CC EBITDA growth to be in-line with CY19 CC revenue growth. We note that this will led to flat margins YoY for CY2019. We now model USD revenue growth assumptions to 13.1/13.8% for CY2019/CY2020E (vs 13.1%/13.4% modelled earlier). We note that select Midcap peers are likely to outpace Hexaware revenue momentum in FY19. Peers like Mindtree /LT Infotech/ NIIT Tech are poised to deliver 15/16/15% USD revenue growth in FY20E respectively in our view. Our USD/INR assumptions are at Rs72/72.5 for CY2019/CY2020E. Led by tepid performance on margins in Q4CY2018 and softer guidance we now model EBITDA Margins at 16.5%/17.0% for CY2019/CY2020E (vs 17.3/17.8% modelled earlier). We downgraded our EPS estimates by 4.8%/1.5% to Rs22/26 per share for CY2019/CY2020E.

Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In 2019: TrueBlue Inc.(TBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Trueblue (NYSE: TBI) is one of 23 public companies in the “Help supply services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Trueblue to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trueblue Inc (NYSE:TBI) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and three have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $27.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its stake in Trueblue Inc (NYSE:TBI) by 21.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 137,178 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,951 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in Trueblue were worth $3,553,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. lifted its holdings in Trueblue Inc (NYSE:TBI) by 18.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 30,550 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,700 shares during the period. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.’s holdings in Trueblue were worth $823,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Trueblue (NYSE:TBI) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Trueblue earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.3296498009881 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    When it comes to fashion, Nordstrom (JWN) was a surprise pick, along with Macy’s (M) which has been investing to fight back against Amazon.

    Boss admitted that President Trump and a trade war with China remain a wild card for retailers and that will be something they continue to watch closely.

  • [By ]

    Cramer and the AAP team say today’s weakness is the opportunity they have been patiently waiting for. Their target? Nordstrom (JWN) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) will reveal its fiscal fourth-quarter results later Thursday. The consensus analyst estimates are $1.42 in EPS and revenue of $4.61 billion. Shares of Nordstrom closed at $44.04 on Friday, while the consensus price target is $52.00. The 52-week range is $43.04 to $67.75.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill and Fool analysts Jason Moser, Matt Argersinger, and Ron Gross review the latest earnings reports from the department stores that anchor those fading monuments to commerce and discover at least some good news: Macy’s (NYSE:M) comps rose nicely, but Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) and J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) managed only fractional gains. They also reflect on the long decline of department store sales — it’s longer than you think — the planned BJ’s Wholesale IPO, the future of J.C. Penney, and more.

Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In 2019: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Stock No. 3: Let’s go back to the well. So, April last year what was the “I?” Quick quiz at home? That’s right. It was Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG). I own the company, and in front of my gathered fellow Heels last week, I put Intuitive Surgical on this list, as well, so I present it for you again today. It reminds us to continue to add to our winners. It was a winner a year ago. It had a three for one stock split, something that I don’t personally care about. I don’t think we should spend a lot of time talking about stock splits. I realize some people think they’re exciting or are confused by them.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    You might have thought that Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) would have a hard time beating its performance in 2017. After all, the maker of robotic surgical systems reported record revenue. Its stock soared nearly 73%. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Traders sold shares of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) on strength during trading on Monday. $62.49 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $93.11 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $30.62 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Intuitive Surgical had the 25th highest net out-flow for the day. Intuitive Surgical traded up $9.62 for the day and closed at $488.10

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) reported fourth-quarter earnings and it delivered a small miss on profits. Wall Street, no shock, dinged its stock price accordingly.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Right now, it’s time for that yearly review of the ones he picked to honor the month, and also the briefly famous pregnant giraffe: five companies, and the first letters of their tickers spelled out A-P-R-I-L. They were Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ:AAXN), Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacific (NYSE:PAC), ResMed (NYSE:RMD), Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), and Live Nation (NYSE:LYV).

Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In 2019: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) and Medifast (NYSE:MED) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Meanwhile, Medifast’s (NYSE:MED) share price has tripled since the beginning of March. Medifast’s second-quarter operating results showcased a 55% increase in sales and an 84% improvement in year-over-year adjusted earnings per share. A substantial increase in Optavia-branded products sold, along with a big jump in active earning coaches, drove results. The company also substantially lifted its full-year sales and profit guidance (close to 20% at the midpoint for both measures). 

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares were also up, gaining 20 percent to $119 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.

Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In 2019: Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.(BWLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    That’s not to say it was a quiet day for every stock on the market. With earnings season ramping up, brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) and restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) served as an exercise in contrast as investors reacted to their respective quarterly reports.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainment tripling in value before falling back while small cap upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant owner RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK) began taking off in 2016 and small cap Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) is being acquired by Arby’s Restaurant Group:

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