Top Stocks to Buy Now
My name is Shah Gilani – and I’m the chief investment strategist at Money Morning.
In my 40-plus years of professional experience in the financial world, I’ve pretty much done it all. I spent years as one of the most successful traders with a seat on the Chicago Board Options Exchange – and then later at the trading desk of Lloyds Bank. I’ve worked at some of the oldest New York and Boston investment banks and trading houses. I’ve made tons of money for clients as a hedge fund manager.
Basically, if there’s a way to make money in the financial markets… I’ve seen it and done it. In fact, I’ve never had a losing trading year in my career.
These days, I use that experience to help people like you learn the moneymaking secrets that Wall Street and the Fed don’t want you to know. Just in the last 12 years, I’ve made these predictions in order to help everyday investors and traders make serious money:
- The Dow going up to 30,000 back when it was only 11,000
- Bitcoin exploding in price back when it was $90
- Telling people to buy Apple, Microsoft, and Google in 2013
- 2016: I predicted cannabis stocks would be a great play… two months later, they took off
- 2017: the death of major retail stocks and how to play them
- 2019: the rise of Amazon, Facebook, Target, and Alibaba
I could keep going, but I think you get the point. There is a reason why Stuart Varney from Fox Business refers to me as “the man who calls it all.”
These are the top five stocks I’m watching right now. Some of them are household names – but some of them are picks in “boring” sectors that have the potential to make investors a lot of money.
Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD)
While it’s true that green energy and renewables are growing, oil and gas aren’t going away anytime soon. PXD has an enormous amount of acreage in southwestern United States, which it uses for hydrocarbon exploration. As the aftershocks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine continue to endanger oil and natural gas supply chains around the world and the U.S. seeks to reduce its dependency on foreign sources, PXD is poised to take advantage of demand.
In fact, their balance sheet is already reflecting this. We’re talking about 22% trailing 12-month revenue growth, 90% earnings growth, and a huge 11.36% dividend for shareholders at time of writing. Best of all, it’s currently oversold – so it’s well worth buying right now.
BHP Group Ltd. (BHP)
Continued recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is driving a resurgence in economic activity – with China reopening after years of draconian lockdown policies and continued momentum both in Europe and the Americas.
That means that it’s a good time for commodities, and my favorite play in this arena right now is BHP. It’s a mining company with $65 billion in revenue and top-flight financials: 47.24% profit margins, 5% revenue growth, 188% earnings growth, and a 9.27% dividend yield.
Bank that while you’re watching it appreciate. You’ll be glad you did.
Speaking of getting paid to hold stocks that are on the way up, let’s talk about Intel. You might be surprised to see this one here because they’ve taken a hell of a beating over the course of the past year as widespread shortages in the semiconductor industry took their toll.
But here’s the thing: There ain’t no future without chips – period. We live in a world full of computerized devices – from phones to cars to retail point-of-sale systems… and every one of those things requires a microchip. Whatever happens in the short term, there isn’t going to be a shortage on chip demand for years – maybe decades. As long as that’s the case, Intel is going to be a good buy.
And despite the drop in the stock price, they’re still paying out a 4.84% dividend yield right now. So it’s a perfect time to get in while it’s on sale, collect your income, and wait for the comeback.
Amtech Systems (ASYS)
Here’s another play in the semiconductor market, targeting a specific sector – chip foundry tools. In short, ASYS makes the equipment that other companies need in order to fabricate chips.
This cheap $11 stock is the market price of a small cap ($156 million) company in the right business with a profit margin north of 16%, revenue growth of 33%, and quarterly earnings growth of a whopping 528%. Talk about earnings leverage – we’re looking at four times as much cash compared to its only $11.82 million in debt and only 14 million shares outstanding.
SOMEBODY please buy this whole company whose revenue is almost as much as its equity capitalization!
MP Materials (MP)
This company is every EV maker’s best friend right now on account of being the largest rare earth mining and processing company in North America. They produce neodymium-praseodymium, which is used in permanent magnets that power traction motors found in EVs, robotics, wind turbines, drones, and other stuff we can’t get enough of. As EVs continue to grow as a sector, MP Materials is going to be there for every part of the ride.
And if that wasn’t enough, it has a 50% profit margin, 25% revenue growth, 47% earnings growth, and a large number of shares held by insiders – 18.28% of current volume. And the timing is great right now – it’s about to hold above its 200-day moving average and within a few weeks, could see a golden cross that could push it even higher.
Bonus Stock: Pfizer (PFE)
Of course, one of the two big names in mRNA vaccine development is still worth watching – even as the pandemic is waning. The demand is clear here: Everyone wants to be healthy… and Pfizer is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world – with a hand in treatments related to immunology, cardiology, oncology… you name it.
And it’s still doing staggering numbers: $100 billion in revenue, 31.27% profit margin, 12-month trailing quarterly earnings growth of 47.2%, and it pays you 3.72% dividend yield to watch it go up.
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Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning