Daniel Martins is a U.S.-based analyst and founder of independent research firm DM Martins Research. His work is centered around building more efficient, easily replicable portfolios that are properly risk-balanced for growth with lower downside risk. Daniel is a former equity research professional at FBR Capital Markets in New York City and finance analyst at hedge fund Bridgewater Associates. He holds an MBA in Financial Instruments and Markets from New York University.
Walmart's second-quarter performance was a reminder that value can be captured in a generally soft equities market, particularly by playing the high-quality, counter-cyclical card amid macroeconomic worries.
'Be greedy when others are fearful,' Warren Buffett once said. This is particularly true of a high-quality stock like Cisco, dumped on earnings day amid equity market jitters.
Kohl's shares may look cheap at first glance. But the company faces enough challenges, from lack of product innovation to trade war concerns, that make the stock risky.
Although risks will continue to exist in the retail space, Five Below looks like a high quality, fast-growing company whose stock appears too cheap to ignore.
Apple's pristine fiscal third-quarter results and strong outlook should boost investor sentiment, while rising valuations seem consistent with the company's successful shift to a higher-margin, recurring-revenue business model.
Despite strong second quarter numbers, Facebook's rich valuation does not seem to properly discount its risks -- namely, ad growth deceleration and ongoing regulatory scrutiny.
If there is a momentum stock that deserves to trade at fairly rich valuations while still showing potential for further price appreciation, Microsoft is it.
Investors might have been spooked at first by the unfavorable impact of lower rates on net interest income. Yet, JPMorgan is likely the best bank stock to own amid an uncertain macroeconomic environment.
Despite the usual short-term headwinds, Schlumberger seems to be one of the best-positioned players in the energy services sector. Once the macro environment improves, the stock could head substantially higher from its current, depressed levels.
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