Microsoft (MSFT)

Above the Clouds

OUR RECOMMENDATION: BUY

01-AUGUST-2020

Microsoft is one of the DOW 30 stocks and is a core holding of our Top 10 DOW Stocks. One can purchase the full list of Top 10 DOW Stocks, both Short Term (Monthly) and Long Term (6-12 month) Strategies. Sales grew 13% in the latest quarter, while EPS growth was modest at about 7%. Analysts Strong Buy and Buy ratings stand at more than 90%. The Azure Cloud Platform is still growing strongly and surpassed $50 billion in revenue for the first time, up 36% revenue growth year over year. Gross profit margin stands at an outstanding level of 68% and net profit margin is healthy at 29%. With current price (Aug 1, 2020) at $205 and analyst target price at $260, there is good upside potential for the rest of the year.

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Intel (INTC)

Gradient

OUR RECOMMENDATION: BUY

01-AUGUST-2020

Intel is one of the DOW 30 stocks and is a core holding of our Top 10 DOW Stocks. One can purchase the full list of Top 10 DOW Stocks, both Short Term (Monthly) and Long Term (6-12 month) Strategies. Sales grew almost 20% in the latest quarter, while EPS growth was good at about 16%. Analysts Strong Buy and Buy ratings stand at more than 25%. Gross profit margin stands at an good level of 59% and net profit margin is healthy at 26%. Analyst punished this stock unfairly due to a 6 month delay in 7nm technology. However, some sources suggest that they will outsource an even better 6nm technology from Taiwan Semiconductor. With current price (Aug 1, 2020) at $48 and analyst target price at $82, there is a huge upside potential for the rest of the year. There is good support level at $45 so this should be a good buying opportunity around the $45-$48 range..

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Alexion

(ALXN)

Wave

OUR RECOMMENDATION: BUY

02-AUGUST-2020

Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) stock is now a core holding of our Top 10 SP500 Profitable High Growth Stocks. One can purchase the full list of Top 10 SP500 Profitable High Growth Stocks Long Term (6-12 month) Strategies. ALXN had 20% revenue growth and 18% non-GAAP EPS growth year over year. As a result, they have increased their full-year financial guidance to reflect the momentum of the business. Analysts Strong Buy and Buy ratings stand at about 69%. Gross profit margin stands at an amazing level of 92% and net profit margin is healthy at 39%. With current price (Aug 2, 2020) at $102 and analyst target price at $170, there is a huge upside potential for the rest of the year. ALXN have significantly increased their free cash flow over the last few years and are committing to a minimum share repurchase of $500 million to $550 million in 2020 and at least an average of one-thirds of free cash flow annually from 2021 through 2023. That implies good support for the stock and upside potential.

Their pipeline now includes 20 development programs, up from four at the end of 2017, with a potential for 10 launches by 2023. As a result of the strong foundation ALXN have established, ALXN is well positioned to continue delivering on their ambition of double-digit revenue growth.

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Tesla

(TSLA)

OUR RECOMMENDATION: TAKE PROFITS

03-AUGUST-2020

Tesla (TSLA) has been a rather popular stock and gone up 550% in 52 weeks. That's a little too much. Lessons learned in year 2000 suggests that when stocks go up way higher than normal, there may be a great risk. For a company growing revenue at 30% on average, and EPS at 121% last quarter, the run up is a little too much. TSLA was part of our Monthly Top 10 Performers portfolio last month, the Strategy now suggests taking profits. There are better opportunities out there for now. We do recommend purchasing the Top 10 Performers, our best performing monthly strategy - https://www.zinvestingacademy.com/product-page/top-10-performers-monthly

  Barrick Gold

(GOLD)

OUR RECOMMENDATION: BUY

03-AUGUST-2020

Barrick Gold (GOLD) is one of the best gold companies in the world. With revenue growth of 30% and EPS growth of 46%, and gold prices headed higher, the prospects are promising. Decreasing debt by a further 17% and increasing Operating Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow demonstrates that this is a solid company, Current price is about $29, and price target at $35, there is good upside potential. (GOLD) is part of our Top 10 Bull Bear Market Strategy as well as Top 10 Performers Strategy. We do recommend purchasing the Top 10 Performers, our best performing monthly strategy - https://www.zinvestingacademy.com/product-page/top-10-performers-monthly , or the Top 10 Bull Bear Market Monthly Strategy https://www.zinvestingacademy.com/product-page/top-10-performers-our-monthly-strategy-that-works-in-bull-and-bear-markets if you are a trader who wants to hold stocks for a month or more and take profits. For long term investors, we recommend the long term strategies like the Top 10 Performers Long Term Strategy https://www.zinvestingacademy.com/product-page/top-10-performers-long-term.

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