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Best Stocks To Buy Now May 2nd, 2022

The S&P500 opened the market at $4,131; the Dow Jones today trades at $32,977, and the Nasdaq reached $157.3. The latter was highly affected by Amazon’s poor earnings results, with AMZN stock forecast for the following 12 months at less than $4k.

We have listed below the best stocks to buy now.

Solaredge Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SEDG)

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SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SEDG) will release its first-quarter results after the closing bell on Tuesday, May 02. SolarEdge reported a negative earnings surprise in the latest quarter of 14.73 percent. The company’s bottom line has surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in the last four quarters by 0.42 percent.

Due to rising solar demand, Energy Hub inverter sales in North America will have likely boosted SEDG’s top-line performance in the first quarter. However, these inverters are more costly and are expected to have impacted SEDG’s bottom-line performance. In addition, the company’s first-quarter revenue increase is likely due to significant growth in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

The company’s revenue growth in the quarter is likely to be attributed to the intelligent water heater and EV charger sales. SolarEdge should have made the same declaration about its plans to increase production in Vietnam and Mexico to sell commercial products to the United States. The company has likely seen an increase in its first-quarter top line due to increased output.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate of Sales for the First Quarter is $634.7 Million, representing a 56.5 percent raise over the previous year.

The firm has experienced an increase in logistics and tariffs and increased prices for specific components and raw materials. These and other expenses associated with the rapid expansion of production capacity will impact SolarEdge’s profits for the next quarter. However, compared with last year, the company’s profits are expected to rise in the coming quarter.

One of the many benefits of contract production moving to Mexico may be reduced shipping costs and taxes. As a result, its bottom line may have improved in its first quarter. The Zacks Consensus Estimate of first-quarter profits rose 34.7 percent to $1.32 per share, an increase of 34.7 percent from last year.

SolarEdge is ranked #3 on Zacks and has an Earnings ESP rate of 4.75 percent. Our Earnings ESP Filter will help you find the best companies to buy and sell, even before earnings are released. 

Atlassian Corporation Plc (NASDAQ:TEAM)

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According to The Fly, Canaccord Genuity Group has reduced its price target for Atlassian Corporation Plc (NASDAQ:TEAM) from $375.00 up to $300.00 in a Friday report. Canaccord Genuity Group’s price goal corresponds to an increase of 15.39 percent in value since the company’s closing.

TEAM stock opened Friday at $259.98. The company’s current 50-day moving mean price is $278.60, and its two-hundred-day moving average price of $337.05. Atlassian’s year-to-date low point and the high end are between $207.83 to $483.13. The company is financially sound.

Atlassian (NASDAQ:TEAM) announced its quarterly earnings results on April 28. The most recent quarter surpassed analysts’ expectations of $0.32 per share by $0.15. Atlassian’s return-on-equity was 23.70%, and its net margin was 21.84% negative. 

The quarter’s average forecast of $703.87million was lower than the sales. However, there was a $740.49 million difference in sales. Sales increased by 30% over the previous year’s third quarter.

Recent restructuring has taken place among the institutional investors of the company. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC purchased Atlassian shares in the third quarter. The purchase cost was $27,000.

That brings its stock holdings total to 85. Bank of New Hampshire purchased a $26,000 new Atlassian investment during the first quarter. In addition, CWM LLC purchased Atlassian stock in the fourth quarter for $35,000. Hedge funds and large institutional investors hold more than 89% of the company’s shares.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH)

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The stock of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp(NASDAQ:CTSH) has increased by 3.82 percent since last year. Analysts recommend that CTSH be bought. InvestorsObserver’s rating algorithm ranks CTSH stock at 70 out of 100.

The 85-point long-term technical score determines this position. CTSH’s overall ranking is influenced by the short-term technical score of 84. CTSH has a base score of 42. CTSH stock has an average target price of $90.93 and an average Wall Street analyst rating. Experts expect the stock to increase by 9.57 percent over the next year.

CTSH is ranked 70 overall. CTSH is the remaining ranking, so check it out to find out what it means. Today, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (CTSH stock) was down 2.69 percent, while the S&P 500 stock is down 2.98 percent. The closing price for CTSH was $82.27 during the last trading session. 

That is $0.72 more than the $82.27 closing price. CTSH has seen a 3.82 percent increase in value over the past year, while the S&P 500 lost 0.16 percent. CTSH’s price-to-earnings ratio is 20.5, and it earned $4.05 last year. 

Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) will release its quarterly financial information on May 04 after the market closes. Market analysts predict quarterly profits of $1.04 per share. Cognizant Technology Solutions anticipates earnings per share between $4.46 to $4.60 for the fiscal year (FY 22). 

Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) announced that it had just published its quarterly results statistics in a press release. Thomson Reuters’ forecast of $1.04 for average earnings per share (EPS) was beaten by the IT services company by $0.06. Cognizant Technology Solutions had a net margin of 11.55 percent. 

The company made $4.78 Billion in sales during the quarter, more than experts predicted. Compared to the previous year, the company’s earnings per share were $0.67. In addition, conscious Technology Solutions reported an increase of 14.2% in revenue in the third quarter compared to 2013. As a result, analysts predict that Cognizant Technology Solutions would generate $5 per stock in the current fiscal year and $5 percent for the next fiscal year.

Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:FB)

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On Friday, Meta Platforms’ stock (NASDAQ:FB) price by it fell1.28%. However, investor concerns about the company’s slow growth were eased by a strong earnings report for the first quarter, which helped to boost its stock price.

Meta Platforms, formerly known as Facebook, reported sales of $27.9 Billion, increasing by 7 percent. However, the company’s earnings suffered due to a 31% increase in spending. As a result, Meta Platform’s net income was $7.5 Billion, resulting in an EPS of 2.72, 18% less than the previous year.

Experts had forecast sales of $28.3 trillion and earnings per share at $2.56. Meta’s lackluster sales were offset by better-than-expected profitability. Meta Platforms’ daily active user (DAU) increased in the first quarter after decreasing sequentially by nearly 1 million DAUs during the fourth quarter. 

Facebook’s DAUs grew by 6 percent in the first three months of the year to 1.96 Billion, an increase of 6.3% from the 4.93 billion recorded in the fourth quarter. The monthly active users reached 2.94 billion, an increase of 3 percent over the previous year. Additionally, new users were added sequentially.

Investors were relieved by the increase in user numbers. The number of people who use Meta Platforms’ social networking platforms has increased, with daily and monthly active users rising by 6% each over the past year.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, shared more good news with shareholders. Zuckerberg stated that we would reduce the pace of some investments to maintain our company’s current growth levels. That would be good news to the company’s stockholders if it were taken as a sign from investors.

Meta Platforms continue to build the foundation for potential prospects in the metaverse. That will help ease investor concerns fueled by the previous quarter. Meta Platforms remains a good buy due to its strategic focus on its current cash cow and its return to user growth.

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