Author: Investors Alley Staff

Buy These 2 Potential Takeover Targets

Buy These 2 Potential Takeover Targets

The stock market has been on a prodigious bull run since last summer, and with the major indices hitting new all-time highs with regularity, many analysts feel valuations have gotten out of control. Most investors, after all, buy stocks with the hope of selling them at a higher price at a later date – their […]

Avoid these 3 stocks in the hot SaaS industry

Avoid these 3 stocks in the hot SaaS industry

“Software as a Service” and “cloud computing” were the hottest bull-market buzzwords of last summer. Leaders in the “SaaS” industry include Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), Workday (NYSE: WDAY), and ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW). These companies distribute software via the Web, using a subscription-based licensing model. Software is centrally hosted on “the cloud” (a connected “server of servers”) […]

The hottest bank stock to buy now – and 2 to sell

The hottest bank stock to buy now – and 2 to sell

The S&P 500’s financial-sector components are the third-worst performing group of 2014, with only consumer-discretionary and telecommunications stocks performing worse. The big Wall Street firms that caused the financial crisis and received multi-billion-dollar bailouts are dragging down the sector as a whole. Nevertheless, there are some promising bank stocks with ample potential for growth, and […]

2 Stocks Set To Rebound on Strong Technicals

2 Stocks Set To Rebound on Strong Technicals

With the stock market regularly hitting new all-time highs, now is not the time to go hunting for value. Instead, you should be looking for momentum stocks – the stocks that are hitting new highs themselves and taking the broad-market averages along for the ride. But why not try to identify bullish stocks that have […]

7 housing stocks to buy before the rebound

7 housing stocks to buy before the rebound

The U.S. housing market has improved over the past few years, but new builds are still far short of the peaks during the housing boom. While we may never return to those levels, it has additional upside from current rates. In addition, commercial construction has started to recover domestically. The impact from an improving construction […]

These 3 stocks offer both value and growth

These 3 stocks offer both value and growth

Investors typically have to pick their poison: Value or Growth. Value-oriented investors seek out a “good deal” – an undervalued stock that’s trading at a discount to its fair-market value. Growth-oriented investors look for stocks with explosive earnings growth and share-price momentum. Rarely does a stock qualify as both a value and a growth stock. […]

Semiconductor sector looking semi-sweet

Semiconductor sector looking semi-sweet

Why is the semiconductor sector looking semi-sweet? Because the Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) is almost at a perfect entry point. If it were a few dollars lower, it would be looking real sweet. Since the beginning of 2013, the overall market has been on a great run. The S&P has gained just under 30% […]