A favorite maxim of Warren Buffett is that the best time to sell is never. While not even the Oracle of Omaha abides by that advice all the time, his track record makes clear that owning a stock for an extra-long time is still a sound approach.
Yet finding the best stocks to buy and hold isn’t easy. So to help get you started, we asked three Foolish investors to pick a growth stock that they believe investors would be wise to buy now and hold for the long term. Read on to learn why they like SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO).
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A solid foundation for profitable expansion
Maxx Chatsko (SunPower): Despite record solar power capacity additions in the United States and globally, many companies in the solar industry have struggled to turn a profit in recent years. That’s because solar panel and cell manufacturers have been adapting to new market realities, and transforming themselves into stronger and leaner businesses has not come cheap. But while the last few years have been painful, it’s possible investors will be able to look back on them as a crucial turning point for sustainable long-term growth. SunPower might be the most likely solar manufacturer to follow that trajectory.
Top Cheap Stocks To Buy For 2019: Kohl’s Corporation(KSS)
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In the mid-level, Boss said that Urban Outfitters (URBN) is recovering, along with Kohl’s Stores (KSS) . He also liked PVH (PVH) and Lululemon Athletica (LULU) .
- [By Lisa Levin]
Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:
Wall Street expects Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) to report quarterly earnings at $1.97 per share on revenue of $2.91 billion before the opening bell. Advance Auto Parts shares gained 0.06 percent to $119.22 in after-hours trading.
Analysts expect Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE: HPE) to post quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $7.38 billion after the closing bell. Hewlett Packard Enterprise shares gained 0.46 percent to $17.59 in after-hours trading.
Before the opening bell, TJX Companies Inc (NYSE: TJX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $8.47 billion. TJX shares rose 0.35 percent to $85.00 in after-hours trading.
Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) reported a $10 billion buyback plan. Micron shares gained 3.46 percent to $57.40 in the after-hours trading session.
Analysts are expecting Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) to have earned $0.5 per share on revenue of $3.95 billion in the latest quarter. Kohl's will release earnings before the markets open. Kohl's shares fell 0.60 percent to $65.08 in after-hours trading.
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Walmart (WMT) was already on my “Best Short Ideas” list, and I added Kohl’s (KSS) and Target (TGT) to the roster on Thursday morning.
Some reasons for my bearishness on retail stocks:
- [By Jeremy Bowman]
A lot has changed since then, however. J.C. Penney badly underperformed its own comparable sales target in the second half of 2016, as comparable sales fell instead of hitting the 3-4% mark the company had projected. Its peers continued to struggle — Macy’s(NYSE:M),Kohl’s(NYSE:KSS), andNordstrom(NYSE:JWN) all reported declining comps in the fourth quarter, and Macy’s said last year it would close 100 stores.
Top Cheap Stocks To Buy For 2019: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)
- [By Matt Hogan]
Growth within the industry is a bit lumpy, with limited-service restaurants, such as Wendys Co (NASDAQ: WEN) and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG), growing at 5.3 percent in 2017 as compared to 3.5 percent for casual dining establishments according to the National Restaurant Industry.
- [By Jeremy Bowman]
The chart below shows how McDonald’s compares with some of its closest peers based on its valuation and expected growth rate.
Company P/E Ratio 2-Year Expected EPS Growth Rate
McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) 26.2 23.6%
Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) 26.2 27.3%
Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) 21.8 58.1%
Restaurant Brands International(NYSE:QSR) 21.4 41.9%
Yum! Brands(NYSE:YUM) 23.2 29.7%
Data source: Yahoo! Finance. EPS = earnings per share.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) major shareholder Edward P. Garden sold 764,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.53, for a total value of $12,628,920.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 240,365 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,973,233.45. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Argus in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a $16.34 price target on the restaurant operator’s stock, down from their prior price target of $19.00.
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In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Dunkin Brands (DNKN) and Wendy’s (WEN) .
Cramer was bearish on Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) and Univar (UNVR) .
Top Cheap Stocks To Buy For 2019: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)
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In terms of dividend growth, only four of the above stocks — 3M, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble — feature among the 10 fastest dividend-growth kings. In other words, there are six other stocks from the dividend kings list that have grown their dividends at a faster pace than most stocks in the above table in the past decade, some even at double-digits.
Six top dividend kings by dividend growth
Dividend King 10-Year Dividend CAGR Current Dividend Yield Payout Ratio (TTM)
Lowe’s Companies 18.5% 2% 34.5%
Hormel Foods 16.3% 2.1% 39.2%
Parker-Hannifin Corp(NYSE:PH) 14% 1.7% 35.2%
Nordson Corporation 12.2% 0.9% 13.3%
Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) 9% 2% 37.4%
American States Water(NYSE:AWR) 7.6% 1.9% 54.8%
TTM: Trailing 12 months. Data sources: YCharts and Yahoo! Finance. Table by author.
- [By Shane Hupp]
ClariVest Asset Management LLC reduced its stake in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 3.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 122,268 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,773 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC owned approximately 0.09% of Parker Hannifin worth $20,913,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
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Top Cheap Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) has just received its most bullish sell-side analyst ratingon Wall Street. Credit Suisse’s Brian Russo has raised the bar on Sirius XM with an Outperform rating with an $8.50 price target.
- [By Rick Munarriz]
Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI)is gearing up for a big earnings announcement this week. The satellite radio provider reports first-quarter results before Wednesday’s market open, and a lot is riding on its financial performance. Sirius XM has been one of the market’s biggest winners since bottoming out at $0.05 — yes, a nickel — in 2009. The stock is now a 127-bagger, and it hit a new 12-year high just last month.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Toronto Dominion Bank raised its position in shares of Sirius XM Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI) by 36.7% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 130,110 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 34,955 shares during the quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in Sirius XM were worth $812,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Swiss National Bank cut its position in Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) by 13.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 5,157,758 shares of the company’s stock after selling 818,600 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.11% of Sirius XM worth $32,184,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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Siriux XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) began trading higher on April 19 following a bullish crossover, but the real uptrend didn't begin until May 3. This is an example of how trends can sometimes take several days to take shape, as the upside wasn't immediately apparent. Nonetheless, the stock is trading at its highest levels since 2005.