Highly-Ranked Cheap Stocks Under $25 to Buy in Q4

JPMorgan, Citi, and others helped unofficially kick off the heart of Q3 earnings season on Tuesday. The market did slip on the day, but the downturn followed a strong stretch that saw the market post its best week in months.

The S&P 500 has popped roughly 4% in the last month, as it regains momentum from its early September tumble. The positivity comes as Wall Street grows more hopeful about a second stimulus bill, and analysts look to the possibility of a decisive victory in the presidential election.

On top of that, investors appear to be expecting solid overall quarterly earnings results that showcase an improving trend as the economy slowly reopens. And the most recent Zacks estimates clearly support the broader market optimism on this front (also read: Q3 Bank Earnings in the Spotlight Next Week).

That said, near-term volatility could remain and the coronavirus creates the possibility for

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Could you buy stock in the Red Sox? Explaining Fenway Sports Group’s potential deal to go public

The talks may not end with a handshake. But the estimated $1.5 billion FSG would get from RedBall and other investors would give Henry (who also owns the Globe) the financial flexibility to expand the company, which includes its English gem, Premier League champion Liverpool Football Club.

There’s even a Yankees twist. (More on that later.)

Savvy investors may understand how the process of raising money and going public through a SPAC works, but the average Red Sox fan is likely to have questions, especially about the potential for them to buy stock in the team. We try to answer some of those questions here.

How would the deal work?

RedBall, a shell company with no operations, would acquire 20 percent to 25 percent of FSG using money it raised by selling stock in August. The investment would value FSG at $8 billion, as first reported by the WSJ. Henry

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Bored With Your Flat Pack Furniture? – IKEA Will Buy It Back | Investing News

LONDON (Reuters) – People tired of their flat pack IKEA dressers, drawers, cabinets and tables will now be able to sell them back to the furniture retailer for resale in its stores as secondhand.

The world’s biggest furniture group, said on Tuesday the “Buy Back” initiative was part of its aim to become “a fully circular and climate positive business by 2030.”

Under the scheme, which runs in 27 countries from Nov. 24 to Dec. 3, customers will get vouchers to spend at IKEA stores, the value of which depends on the condition of the furniture they are selling back.

Customers with “as new” items, with no scratches, will get 50% of the original price, “very good” items, with minor scratches, will get 40% and “well used”, with several scratches, will get 30%.

One possible catch for customers from the scheme is that products must be returned “fully assembled.”

IKEA

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Is Home Insurance Required When You Buy a House?

If you’re buying a home, one question you might wonder is this: Is home insurance required when you own a house?

In many cases, homeowners insurance is indeed mandatory—and even in cases where it isn’t absolutely necessary, it’s still a good idea. To help you understand why, we’ve put together this Home Buyer’s Guide to Home Insurance, which will help walk you through what you need to know from beginning to end.

In this first article, we’ll introduce you to what homeowners insurance is, why it’s often essential, and what can go wrong if you don’t have it.

What is homeowners insurance?

With home insurance, as with other types of coverage (including health insurance), you pay a relatively small amount of money either monthly or annually in exchange for the promise that your provider will help you pay for unexpected costs you might incur as a homeowner.

What can

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Amazon’s handing out free money, get $10 when you buy a $40 gift card

Free money alert! Well, free money, when you spend money. But you were already shopping anyway, so might as well collect $10 while you’re at it.

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Three Reasons Why I Don’t Buy Their Story

On September 15, 2020, Kraft Heinz announced a new day at their investor conference. The session’s goal was to help investors understand the possibilities for the Company and share their plan for a turn around. The problem? The promise is scale and agility. The goal is growth; but the proof points are cost mitigation and manufacturing efficiency. My take? The strategy does not add up.

The Kraft Heinz case study is a great example of a company not being able to save their way to growth. While the presentation is wrapped in beautiful videos and testimonials, when you peel back the onion, the narrative does not pass the litmus test to drive value for shareholders. Instead, the biggest takeaway is the announcement to cut $2B in costs over five years with 350-400M$ in gross savings this year.

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Twilio Stock Jumps 8% on $3.2 Billion Segment Buy



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Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) stock is on the rise Monday following merger and acquisition (M&A) news that it’s acquiring Segment for $3.2 billion.



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Twilio won’t be spending cash to acquire the cloud data company. Instead, it’s going to fund the entirety of the $3.2 billion purchase price with shares of TWLO stock. This will have Segment becoming a division of Twilio.

Twilio notes that the deal will improve its customer engagement offerings to developers and companies. It will also increase its total addressable market to $79 billion. It notes that this should speed up its growth plans.

Jeff Lawson, co-founder and CEO of Twilio, said the following about the M&A news.

“Combined with

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M.D.C. Holdings: Strong Total Return, Buy This Under The Radar Company With Earnings Expected To Be Strong This Quarter (NYSE:MDC)

M.D.C. Holdings (MDC) is a buy for the total return and dividend income investor. M.D.C. Holdings is among the largest homebuilders in the United States and has an increasing owned backlog of over 17,000 lots to develop and options on another 7,000.

The company has steady growth and has the cash it uses to develop new properties and homes for the average home buyer. The lower interest rates give a tailwind to the company business. The Fed has indicated that they intend to keep interest rates low for at least a year or maybe two.

As I have said before in previous articles.

I use a set of guidelines that I codified over the last few years to review the companies in The Good Business Portfolio (my portfolio) and other companies that I am reviewing. For a complete set of guidelines, please see my article “The Good Business Portfolio: Update

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Global stocks rise as hopes for prompt US fiscal stimulus revive the ‘buy everything’ trade



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  • Global stocks rose on Monday as investors held onto hopes for a prompt deal on a new round of US fiscal stimulus, boosted by the White House’s change in position over the weekend.
  • US stock futures rose as much as 1%, even after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the Trump administration’s latest proposal on Sunday.
  • In Asia, China stocks rose to a two-year peak, driven by a new central bank policy that makes it easier to sell the yuan.
  • The FTSE 100 edged slightly lower ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s expected announcements on stricter COVID-19 restrictions across the country.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Global stocks rose on Monday as investors largely pinned hopes on a new US fiscal stimulus deal to get across the line. 

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US stock futures rose as much as 1% even after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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Valero May Cut Its Dividend But It Has Become A Conviction Buy At Its 7-Year Lows (NYSE:VLO)

There has been a record number of dividend cuts during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, particularly in the energy sector, which is one of the most severely beaten sectors. A bright exception has been the group of U.S. refiners, which have defended its dividends so far. However, as Valero (VLO) is poised to post material losses this year, it is likely to cut its dividend, given also the uncertainty arising from the pandemic. On the other hand, the stock has been beaten to the extreme and thus it has collapsed at its 7-year lows. In this article, I will analyze why Valero has become a conviction buy around its current price.

The effect of the pandemic

The pandemic has caused an unprecedented collapse in the demand for refined products this year. According to the Energy Information Administration [EIA], the global demand for refined products is expected to slump by 8.3 million

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