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Why These 3 Penny Stocks Are Exploding Today

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3 Penny Stocks That Are Climbing Right Now 

In the past few days, we’ve seen both penny stocks and blue chips remain incredibly volatile. While this can incite fear for some, for others, it presents an opportunity to make money with penny stocks. Now, to understand how to do that, investors need to consider everything that is going on in the stock market and how to take advantage. 

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For example, the Omicron variant has continued to cause major bullishness in certain areas of the biotech sector. This is one example, but as you can see, there is always a clear cause and effect. So, if we consider this, we can begin to craft our trading strategy to match the current state of the stock market. And in 2022, investors should also be thoroughly conscious of the major volatility we’re witnessing right now and could continue to witness into the near future. 

While it is tough to say what the next few weeks will look like for either penny stocks or blue chips, it is likely that more factors will come into play. So, always have a trading strategy on hand, and use it to your advantage. With that in mind, let’s take a look at three penny stocks to add to your watchlist in February. 

3 Penny Stocks to Add to Your Watchlist in February 

  1. Indonesia Energy Corp. Ltd. (NYSE: INDO
  2. TAL Education Group (NYSE: TAL
  3. TDH Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PETZ

Indonesia Energy Corp. (NYSE: INDO) 

While INDO stock is technically no longer a penny stock at over $6.45 per share, it was only a short while ago. In the past five days, shares of INDO stock have shot up by over 89%, which is no small feat whatsoever. And, in the past month, shares have climbed by almost 120%.

The majority of this momentum has occurred since the beginning of the year. For that reason, let’s take a look at why shares of INDO may be moving. Earlier in the week, the company announced an update on its 2022 drilling plans. It stated that it should commence drilling at two new wells at its 63,000 acre Kruh Block within the next month. 

“We are excited that our recent financing enables us to commence drilling next month and to aggressively move our company towards a potential cash flow positive position, setting the stage for further drilling and growth for our company in 2022 and beyond. We believe Kruh Block is a world-class asset that should significantly grow our cash flow as we drill additional wells and seek to maximize returns on our investments and grow shareholder value.” 

The President of IEC, Mr. Frank Ingriselli

This is all exciting news and shows that INDO stock could continue to grow. With that in mind, will it be on your penny stocks watchlist?

TAL Education Group (NYSE: TAL) 

Another decent gainer of the day so far is TAL stock. By midday, shares of TAL had jumped by around 5%. While it’s tough to say with certainty why TAL stock is growing right now, we do know that shares have dropped significantly in the past few days. For that reason, the gain today may simply be a rebound following its recent bearish moves. To understand TAL Education, we have to take a look at the overall industry. 

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Right now, the Chinese education industry is struggling to move forward as the government recently imparted major restrictions on how these companies can function. As a result, most companies similar to TAL, have seen substantial and material drops in value in the past six months. 

While some have chosen to fire tens of thousands of workers and others have decided to move into cryptocurrency, TAL Education has not made many announcements recently. And because of this, it’s tough to tell if TAL stock is worth buying or not. But, with its high volatility, there is plenty of potential for TAL to move in either direction. Considering that, will TAL be on your list of penny stocks to watch or not?

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TDH Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PETZ) 

With sizable volume on January 28th, shares of PETZ stock managed to push up by over 3.3%. While no news came out for PETZ stock today, we can look at what the company does and what its most recent announcements are. 

On December 10th, the company reported its first half 2021 financial report. In the report, it posted a decrease in revenue of over 50% to $0.13 million in the first half of 2020. The company states that the reason behind this drop is Covid and its effects on supply chains, transport, and sales activities. If you’re not familiar, TDH Holdings is a provider, developer, and manufacturer of pet food products. It offers these under multiple brands, and sells them throughout China, Europe, and other parts of Asia. 

With the incidence of pet adoption increasing substantially during the pandemic, we could begin to see demand for these products rise. But, investors should make sure to look at PETZ next financial results to see what to look forward to. With that considered, will PETZ be on your list of penny stocks to buy next month?

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Can Penny Stocks Continue to Make Gains Next Month?

If you’re looking for the best penny stocks to buy right now, there are plenty of options to choose from. While it can be difficult given the sheer number of penny stocks out there, research will help you to deduce the winners from the losers. If we consider that there is also a myriad of factors impacting the stock market right now, we begin to see why there is so much movement with penny stocks. 

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The best way to make money with penny stocks is to have a thorough and well-thought-out trading strategy. This will help you to take advantage of what is going on right now and what could go on in the future. So, with all of that in mind, do you think that penny stocks can continue to make gains next month?


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Best Day For Discretionary Stocks Since COVID-Crash As Consumer Recession Bets Get Steamrolled

Best Day For Discretionary Stocks Since COVID-Crash As Consumer Recession Bets Get Steamrolled

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A week ago, following dismal guidance by Walmart, Target indicated that it is seeing a shift in the consumer wallet away from the pandemic purchases and into reopening purchases - including apparel - and the pace of this shift caught some retailers off guard on inventory. WMT, COST, and TGT all saw their stocks fall sharply last week as investor concerns around a US consumer slowdown mounted and investors reconsidered just where, if anywhere, you can play "defense" in the current market.

But as Goldman's Chris Hussey writes today, this week, results from companies like DKS, Macy's, JWN, WSM, DLTR, and DG painted a decidedly different picture.

Deep discount retailers Dollar Tree - or rather Dollar 25 Tree - and Dollar General both posted strong results and DLTR raised top-line guidance.

Which isn't surprising: as we discussed in "Middle Class Is Shutting Down As Spending By The Rich Remains Robust" when consumers are trading down - as they are doing now due to Biden's runaway inflation - dollar stores see more business.

As a result, Dollar Tree surged as much as 20% on Thursday, the biggest intraday move since October 2020. Evercore ISI said Dollar Tree's move to a "$1.25 price point" last November from $1 “came in the nick of time" adding that "given the broad-based inflationary cost pressures, the 25% price increase drove material sales and margin upside for both the namesake division and the total company," wrote analyst Michael Montani who also said that while freight, transport, and labor headwinds are real, some of the pressure cited by Target last week was likely company specific.

The analyst concluded that the read-across from DG and DLTR is “favorable,” and it seems that the low-end consumer is “hanging in better than initially thought.” Or rather, the middle-class is getting crushed and it has no choice but to trade down to the cheapest retail outlets.

And with countless shorts having piled up and getting massively squeezed, the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Index today has risen as much as 5.6%, its best day since April 2020, as optimism on the health of the consumer returns following a string of better-than-expected earnings reports from retailers.

Top performers in the S5COND index include Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Norwegian Cruise, Caesars Entertainment and Carnival; the Discretionary Index is on pace for its best week since March 18, when the group climbed 9.3%; the index sank 7.4% as Walmart and Target reports spooked investors. The index is still down almost 30% YTD.

"Retail earnings are bullish.... with four blow-outs,” said Vital Knowledge’s Adam Crisafulli, referring to quarterly reports from Williams-Sonoma, Macy’s, Dollar General, and Dollar Tree.  “The overall retail industry is experiencing stark changes and the market is incorrectly conflating these shifts with underlying demand weakness when the actual health of the consumer is much better than it seems,” Crisafulli says, although there are many - this website included - who wholeheartedly disagree with his optimistic view of the US consumer.

Remarkably, thanks to today’s rally, even Burlington Stores, which sank as much as 12% in premarket on disappointing results, is trading up as much as 11% and some say, the rally helped reverse the earlier tumble in NVDA shares.

The discretionary group is also getting a boost from airline operators Southwest and JetBlue, helping travel-related names, while on the economic front, better-than-expected personal consumption (for the revised Q1 GDP print). and jobless claims may be adding to the bullishness according to Bloomberg.

Tyler Durden Thu, 05/26/2022 - 15:00

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Restaurants’ Share Of Food-Dollar Grows To Record 54.9% In April

Restaurants’ Share Of Food-Dollar Grows To Record 54.9% In April

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Restaurants continued to increase their share of spending in April, reaching 54.9% of the food dollar, according to U.S. Census data released Tuesday. That was a 260-basis-point increase from April last year, when the share was 52.3%, said analyst Mark Kalinowski, president and CEO of New Jersey-based Kalinowski Equity Research LLC.

“Even more impressively, as best as we can tell, this 54.9% market share figure for April 2022 is an all-time monthly high for the U.S. restaurant industry,” Kalinowski said in a note released Tuesday about the April U.S. Census data.

Kalinowski said restaurants, especially multi-unit public chains, were increasing prices but at a more modest rate than retail groceries.

“The key takeaway from this is you have a lot of menu prices going up in the restaurant industry,” he said in an interview.

“And, of course, the fear anytime you're raising your menu prices is that customers will trade down, but that hasn’t happened.”

Kalinowski noted that while restaurant brands were increasing prices, the rate of hikes was less than in grocery prices.

“If you need to eat — and I haven't yet met the person who didn't need to eat — you have got to buy the food from some place unless you're growing it yourself or you have a neighbor who grows it,” he said. “The fact is the restaurant industry offers a lot of convenience. It offers experiences that the grocery stores can't match.

“It is so firmly a part of the American fabric now that Americans don't necessarily want to cut their restaurant spending,” Kalinowski said.

The analyst also noted that larger restaurant brands were being very calculated in how they were raising prices to offset their increased commodity and labor costs.

For example, Kalinowski noted, “McDonald's looks at the food at home inflation and takes that into account with their menu pricing. I would imagine there's definitely a lot of other chains out there that have gotten a little more sophisticated with how they take their menu pricing.”

Those judicious price increases are easier for large, multi-unit chains to institute than for independent restaurants, he noted.

“Independents lack the scale advantages that large chains have,” he said, “so part of the challenge for independence is, in the time of just big commodity cost inflation, how do you battle that. That's not saying it's easy for the large chains — it's hard on everybody just about.”

Over the past two years, he added, the industry has seen the largest shift toward big restaurant brands who are taking increased shares of what is a larger pie.

Census data for April calculated U.S. food services and drinking places posted $83.741 billion in sales, as compared to the April 2022 figure for U.S. grocery stores of $68.906 billion.

Kalinowski said it was intriguing that combined foodservice and drinking place sales with grocery sales had increased significantly from pre-pandemic levels.

“There seems to be meaningfully more spending on food/beverages than there was pre-pandemic,” he said. “The April 2022 combined number of $152.6 billion is 26.4% larger than the April 2019 combined number of $120.7 billion.”

This past April marked the 12th consecutive month for which that number was up more than 10% over the corresponding pre-pandemic monthly number, Kalinowski noted.

“We continue to look for restaurants’ market share in full-year 2022 to be at least one full percentage point higher than the full-year 2021 figure of [positive] 52.7%,” he said.

“All in all, this is good news for restaurant stocks — which tend to be comprised of the very largest restaurant concepts in most cases,” Kalinowski said in his note. “Large concepts have fared better than smaller chains and independents during the pandemic, creating the largest opportunity in decades for market-share gains within the restaurant industry favoring large chains.”

Tyler Durden Thu, 05/26/2022 - 13:40

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‘Insiders’ Are Buying This Dip

‘Insiders’ Are Buying This Dip

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The Nasdaq is in the middle of its worst drawdown since the Lehman crisis and the Dow just suffered its longest losing streak in 99 years.

As that is happening, faith in The Fed is crumbling as Powell faces the central bankers' nemesis of stagflation... and all in an election year (threatening the confidence in The Fed's independence should it falter from its path of uber-hawkishness).

According to the latest BofA Fund Manager Survey, the grim 'market' has sent investors reeling with those equity funds tracked by EPFR Global suffering six straight weeks of outflows (the longest stretch of withdrawals since 2019), and cash levels among investors soaring to their highest level since September 2001.

Additionally, the BofA survey also showed that technology stocks are in the 'biggest short' since 2006.

The 'proverbial' dip-buyer appears to have abandoned hope as the strike on any Fed Put (at which Powell will fold like a cheap lawn chair over the pain) gets marked lower and lower.

But...

There is one group apparently, that is willing to dip a toe in the capital market deadpool - corporate insiders.

As Bloomberg reports, according to data compiled by the Washington Service, more than 1,100 corporate executives and officers have snapped up shares of their own firms in May, poised to exceed the number of sellers for the first month since March 2020 marked the pandemic trough two years ago.

The ratio has surged to 1.04 this month from 0.43 in April.

Notably, the insider buy-sell ratio also jumped in August 2015 and late 2018, with the former preceding a market bottom and the latter coinciding with one.

“It is a function of investors functioning at the '30,000 foot level' or 'macro' whereas insiders are functioning at the 'boots on the ground', company-fundamentals level,” said Craig Callahan, chief executive officer at Icon Advisers Inc. and author of 'Unloved Bull Markets'.

“We believe the company-fundamentals view is usually correct.”

Nicholas Colas, co-founder of DataTrek Research, is not as confident:

“All we know for sure is that the valuation of any stock or the entire market hinges on whether investor confidence in future cash flows is rising or falling. At present, confidence is falling,” he wrote in a recent note.

“This is not because stocks expect a recession. Rather, it is because the range of possible S&P 500 earnings power runs in a wide channel and can become wider still.”

Starbucks' Interim Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz and Intel CEO Patrick Gelsinger are among corporate insiders who scooped up their own stock amid the latest market rout that took the S&P 500 to the brink of a bear market.

With their share prices plunging, we can't help but wonder if this 'buying' is mere virtue-signaling so that the board won't fire them for their absymal loss of market cap? 

Tyler Durden Thu, 05/26/2022 - 13:20

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