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Yahoo BusinessOct 20, 2020
Analysts Press the ‘Buy' Button on These 3 Under-the-Radar Stocks
We've talked a lot about the economic downturn of this past spring and summer, and that's a real story. The sequel, of course, is the remarkably fast recovery we've been experiencing, as first the stock market and then the general economy began bouncing back.The addendum to all of this, of course, is that there are stocks flashing ‘buy' signs for investors. The reasons can vary, but at bottom, it's fair to say that not every company suffered from coronavirus. For some, the new market conditions presented opportunities.Wall Street's stock analysts make their reputations by spotting those opportunities - and letting the investing public know. We've opened the TipRanks database and pulled up three under-the-radar stocks that just received a thumbs-up from the analysts. There is upside here, along with some risk - but for investors willing to shoulder that, here are some unexpected picks from the Street.O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (ORLY)One of the sectors that has seen positive growth in the ‘corona era' is ‘do it yourself.' DIY companies have found an expanding customer base as the social and economic isolation policies put in place to combat the virus closed businesses and forced people to stay home - but basic maintenance is still a requirement. O'Reilly is one such company. It sells aftermarket auto parts and supplies, including tools and accessories, to the DIY and professional market. The company boasts over 5,400 stores across the US and Mexico.American love their cars, and always have; home auto repair is

Need to Know: Technology stocks may be about to drown in their own greatness, says JPMorgan (MarketWatch)
Oppenheimer: These 2 Stocks Could Double, If Not More (Yahoo Business)

KiplingerOct 20, 2020
5 Best Mining Stocks to Buy Now
When investors think of mining stocks, they typically think of gold miners - the firms that search for and extract gold, and become popular whenever gold prices soar, like they have in 2020.

Gold mining stocks, often used as a hedge against disaster, can indeed be fruitful investments. Factors such as uncertainty and fear in traditional stocks, or a weak U.S. dollar, can drive gold prices (and in turn, gold stocks) higher, and because their prices aren't strongly correlated to the broader market, they can be a useful source of portfolio diversification.

But they're not the only ways to invest in extracting valuable commodities from the ground. Diversified mining stocks that produce ores such as iron and copper can be used to position portfolios to reap the riches of economic expansion and infrastructure spending. And companies searching for other elements that are powering today's newest technologies can provide high growth potential.

Today, we'll look at five of the best mining stocks to buy today. For the most part, we're targeting companies with strong financial positions that can generate gobs of cash - in other words, firms with the resources to ride out rockier periods for their underlying commodities. But we'll also examine one more aggressive pick that might not have the cleanest of balance sheets, but does boast explosive potential.

SEE MORE 50 Top Stock Picks That Billionaires Love Data is as of Oct. 19. Dividend yields are calculated by annualizing the most recent payout and dividing by the share price.

MarketWatch MarketPulseOct 20, 2020
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 40.4 million, 1.1 million deaths and U.S. death toll tops 220,000
The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 40.4 million on Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 1.1 million. The U.S. has the highest case total at 8.2 million and deaths at 220,133. President Donald Trump on Monday called Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases and considered the nation's leading infectious-disease expert, a "disaster" on a campaign call and on Twitter and said, "People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots." Brazil has the second highest death toll at 154,176 and is third by cases at 5.3 million. India is second in cases with 7.6 million, and third in deaths at 15,197. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 86,338 and ninth highest case tally at 854,926. The U.K has 43,816 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world, and 744,122 cases.

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Yahoo BusinessOct 20, 2020
Pelosi Says Stimulus Bill Being Drafted While Some Issues Remain
(Bloomberg) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a bill for a compromise stimulus package is being written as she awaits a key phone call with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Tuesday.Pelosi said in a Bloomberg Television interview that while there are areas where more work is required to get a compromise, she was pleased with the Trump administration's latest position on coronavirus testing and tracing. The two sides are also "in range" on other health care provisions, she said.In her communication with Democratic colleagues in recent days, Pelosi has emphasized many areas where differences remain. Her optimistic comments in the interview helped stocks extend gains, with the S&P 500 Index up 1.4% as of 1:46 p.m.Pelosi flagged that assistance to state and local authorities and providing income assistance to working families remain areas where work is needed. On a Republican push to provide businesses with liability protection against virus-related lawsuits -- a particular priority for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell -- she expects to present a counter-offer to Mnuchin Tuesday afternoon. She said a compromise is possible based on strong government Covid-19 workplace regulations."We are starting to write a bill," Pelosi said. "We all want to get to an agreement."Republican HurdleEven if the two do get a deal, Senate Republicans could still loom as a roadblock. A number of GOP members have balked at a stimulus of the scale of $1.8 trillion or more. House Democrats are pushing $2.2 trillion, a

Market Snapshot: Dow up over 250 points, buoyed by signs fiscal stimulus talks making progress (MarketWatch)

MarketWatch MarketPulseOct 20, 2020
Dow gains at Tuesday's open as coronavirus relief package deadline and vaccines come into focus
U.S. stock benchmarks on Tuesday kicked off trade modestly higher, as stocks attempted to recover from the worst daily percentage decline in about a month. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have indicated that differences in negotiations toward a sweeping coronavirus aid package are "narrowing," with a self-imposed deadline of end of day Tuesday looming. Both sides said they are continuing to work on the matter, which the market views as crucial to supporting further gains. Meanwhile, Moderna Inc. said that it could seek emergency authorization for its vaccine candidate before the end of the year, joining Pfizer Inc. , which last week said that it would have its experimental drug ready before the the end of 2020. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 112 points, or 0.4%, at 28,310, the S&P 500 index was trading 0.5% higher at 3,444, while the Nasdaq Composite Index was advancing 0.5% at 11,540, at last check. Markets finished Monday action with their worst percentage declines since late September.

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Yahoo BusinessOct 20, 2020
Here's Why NVIDIA (NVDA) Stock Could be a ‘Sell' in Today's Market
Wedgewood Partners recently released its Q3 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The Fund returned 10.77% for the third quarter of 2020. Meanwhile, the benchmark S&P 500 Index and the Russell 1000 Value Index gained 8.93% and 5.59%, respectively. You should check out Wedgewood Partners' top 5 stock picks for […]

MarketWatch MarketPulseOct 20, 2020
MediaAlpha sets IPO terms, as company and shareholders look to sell $185 million worth of shares
MediaAlpha Inc. has set terms of its initial public offering, as the Los Angeles-based insurance broker looks to raise up to $125.2 million. The company disclosed Tuesday that it is offering 6,258,502 shares of Class A common stock in the IPO, while selling shareholders are offering an additional 2,991,498 shares valued at up to $59.8 million. The IPO is expected to price between $18 and $20 a share. After the IPO, there is expected to be 32.44 million Class A shares and 26.31 million Class B shares outstanding; both classes of stock will have one vote per share. J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, RBC Capital Markets, Canaccord Genuity and William Blair are the joint bookrunners of the IPO. The stock is expected to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "MAX." For the three months ended Sept. 30, the company estimates net income of $21.3 million to $21.6 million on revenue of $148.5 million to $151.1 million, after net income of $18.7 million on revenue of $110.4 million in the same period a year ago. The company is looking to go public at a time that the Renaissance IPO ETF has rallied 26.6% over the past three months while the S&P 500 has gained 6.2%.

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MarketWatchOct 20, 2020
Need to Know: ‘The dot-com bubble on steroids': Why technology stocks can keep going a while longer, strategists say
Stocks are being driven higher at the start of the week by the same old hopes of a new U.S. stimulus deal.

MarketWatch MarketPulseOct 20, 2020
GM to modify Tennessee plant to build electric vehicles
General Motors Co. said Tuesday it will transition a Tennessee plant to become the company's third electric-vehicle manufacturing site, joining two factories in Michigan. GM also confirmed investments in five Michigan plants, including those in Lansing and Flint for future crossover and full-size pickup production. The new Cadillac Lyriq will be the first EV produced at the Tennessee plant, which would continue to build traditionally powered Cadillac vehicles as well. The facility investments will total more than $2 billion, GM said.

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MarketWatch MarketPulseOct 20, 2020
IBM's stock is the lone Dow decliner, would cut about 30 points off the Dow's price
Shares of International Business Machines Corp. dropped 3.7% in premarket trading Tuesday, and was the only decliner among Dow Jones Industrial Average components ahead of the open, after the technology giant reported another quarterly revenue decline and didn't provide financial guidance. The stock's implied price decline would shave about 30 points off the Dow's price, while Dow futures rose 103 points, or 0.4%. Wedbush analyst Moshe Katri said the third-quarter results, which were reported late Monday, were "mixed," as the net result continues to be "lackluster revenue growth and inconsistent margin performance." The stock has lost 6.4% year to date through Monday, while the Dow has eased 1.2%.

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