Articles by Chris Markoch

Chris Markoch
Chris Markoch

Chris Markoch is a freelance financial copywriter with over five years of experience covering various aspects of the financial markets. You may find his writing a little different than other stock articles you’ve read. And that’s OK with him. Chris doesn’t have a traditional finance background. What he does bring to the table is a strong business and marketing background having worked for agencies that serviced Fortune 500 companies. With that in mind, he isn’t overly impressed with what companies say, and more focused on what they do. And because buyer behavior dictates so much of what happens with a stock, Chris always keeps the end consumer close in mind. Chris has been writing for MarketBeat since 2018.

Contact Chris Markoch via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat: Week in Review 6/14 – 6/18
MarketBeat: Week in Review 6/14 – 6/18
June 19th, 2021  5:00 AM

This week the markets were awaiting the outcome of the Federal Reserve Board’s meeting. And ultimately the Fed delivered a result that promised more of the same. Other than that, there’s nothing new to report as the market awaits the start of the next earnings season. That didn’t stop the MarketBeat team of writers from staying on top of the stocks and stories that are moving the market. Here’s a look at some of the stocks they analyzed this week.

3 Best-In-Class ETFs For Value Investors
3 Best-In-Class ETFs For Value Investors
June 18th, 2021  8:01 AM

It can take time to uncover attractive value stocks. That’s why some investors opt for a strategy of investing in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that specifically invest in value stocks. The list of value ETFs is extensive, but here is a quick look at three value ETFs that are among the best in class for large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap value investors.  

Nio Stock is Revving Up, But Should You Jump on Board?
Nio Stock is Revving Up, But Should You Jump on Board?
June 18th, 2021  5:00 AM

Nio is one of the more fascinating companies in the electric vehicle sector. However with NIO stock up 30% in the last month, it's beginning to show signs of being overextended. Investors may want to wait for a better entry point at this time.

3 Grocery Stocks That Are Proving They Are Still Essential
3 Grocery Stocks That Are Proving They Are Still Essential
June 17th, 2021  5:00 AM

Grocery stores are notoriously competitive, low-margin businesses. But that doesn’t mean that you should overlook the grocery sector entirely. Here are three pure play grocery stocks that look to have an essential role in our economy moving forward.  

3 Regional Banks That Offer Strong Value in 2021
3 Regional Banks That Offer Strong Value in 2021
June 16th, 2021  12:00 PM

The recent merger of TFC Financial with Huntington Bancshares is shining a spotlight on regional banks. But at this time, there still appear to be some better buys among regional bank stocks than HBAN. In this article, we’ll give you three selections that appear to have strong upside for the rest of 2021.  

3 SPAC Stocks That May Be Worth the Risk
3 SPAC Stocks That May Be Worth the Risk
June 16th, 2021  5:00 AM

Investing in a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is a reminder that there’s no such thing as a sure thing. But there are some current SPAC offerings that appear to have a bright future. Here are three picks that should be on your watch list.  

3 Sporting Goods Stocks to Buy as Summer Heats Up
3 Sporting Goods Stocks to Buy as Summer Heats Up
June 15th, 2021  6:10 AM

Sporting goods stocks have been among the best-performing stocks since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. But with many of these stocks showing phenomenal gains, the question is if it’s time for fitness stocks to take a cool down period. Here are three of the sporting goods stocks that still have legs.  

How to Profit From Value Investing
How to Profit From Value Investing
June 14th, 2021  6:30 AM

Value investing is an investment strategy in which investors look to buy that are trading below their intrinsic value. In this article we’ll help explain value investing and offer tips on how to profit from this strategy.

How to Profit From Growth Investing
How to Profit From Growth Investing
June 11th, 2021  7:00 AM

Growth investing is an investment strategy that makes capital appreciation its primary goal. However, like any form of investing growth investing requires discipline and the ability to evaluate a company’s true potential.

DocuSign Is Everything a Meme Stock Wants to Be
DocuSign Is Everything a Meme Stock Wants to Be
June 11th, 2021  6:05 AM

DocuSign is sitting on a gain of less than 10% in 2021. That means it’s underperforming the S&P 500 and many of the meme stocks. In this article, you'll see why DOCU stock is a much stronger bet in the tech sector.

United Natural Foods Gives Investors Much to Chew On
United Natural Foods Gives Investors Much to Chew On
June 10th, 2021  6:00 AM

United Natural Foods (NYSE:UNFI) delivered their fiscal year third-quarter earnings report on June 9, 2021. The company posted adjusted EPS of 94 cents which was ahead of analysts’ expectations for 88 cents..

The Roller Coaster Ride For Stitch Fix is Pointing Down After Earnings
The Roller Coaster Ride For Stitch Fix is Pointing Down After Earnings
June 9th, 2021  12:00 PM

After gapping up over 15% after a strong earnings report shares of Stitch Fix (NASDAQ:SFIX) are settling into a tight range. And whereas SFIX stock looked undervalued just three months ago, the stock now appears to be close to fully valued,

MarketBeat: Week in Review 5/31 – 6/4
MarketBeat: Week in Review 5/31 – 6/4
June 5th, 2021  6:00 AM

A short trading week is ending on an upbeat note as the jobs report came in not too hot and not too cold. We’ll know more about what this report really means in another month or two. In the meantime, the MarketBeat team of writers will stay on top of the stocks and the stories that are moving the market. Here’s a look at some of the stocks they analyzed this week.

ChargePoint Looks Like a Cautious Buy After Earnings
ChargePoint Looks Like a Cautious Buy After Earnings
June 4th, 2021  11:00 AM

ChargePoint Holdings stock looks to have found a floor. The company faces some short-term obstacles, but the long-term trend is positive. Risk-tolerant investors should look to make opportunistic buys in CHPT stock.

Smucker’s Delivers Something Sweet For Bulls and Bears Alike
Smucker’s Delivers Something Sweet For Bulls and Bears Alike
June 3rd, 2021  11:00 AM

J.M. Smucker's delivered an earnings report that gave bulls and bears something to think about. However with revenue forecast to decline in the next 12 months, SJM stock looks overvalued and investors should wait for a pullback before entering a position.

Fair or Not, Workday May Be Part of a Summer Selloff in Tech Stocks
Fair or Not, Workday May Be Part of a Summer Selloff in Tech Stocks
June 2nd, 2021  12:00 PM

Workday stock appears to be caught up in the broader tech selloff. While the company still presents a long-term opportunity, traders may want to avoid taking a position in WDAY stock until sentiment changes.

Stay Away From OLLI Stock While Short Interest Remains High
Stay Away From OLLI Stock While Short Interest Remains High
June 2nd, 2021  11:00 AM

Shares of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) gapped higher on May 28 after the discount chain pleased investors with its first-quarter earnings report.

3 Oil Stocks That Will Survive Climate Change
3 Oil Stocks That Will Survive Climate Change
June 2nd, 2021  6:00 AM

If you’re going to invest in the oil sector, you must reconcile the continued need for fossil fuels alongside the growth of renewable energy sources. Here are three integrated energy companies that are showing how this "both/and" approach can benefit investors.

MarketBeat: Week in Review 5/24 – 5/28
MarketBeat: Week in Review 5/24 – 5/28
May 29th, 2021  5:00 AM

Despite disappointing data on personal income and spending in April, markets are basically flat as investors digest the data over the long holiday weekend. The markets reopen on June 1 and the MarketBeat team of writers will be on top of the stocks and stories that are moving the markets.

Be a Prudent Buyer of Dick’s Sporting Goods After Blowout Earnings
Be a Prudent Buyer of Dick’s Sporting Goods After Blowout Earnings
May 27th, 2021  10:00 AM

Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) shot higher on May 26, 2021 after the company reported strong first-quarter earnings. The sporting goods retailer’s revenue is being fueled by the continuing trend towards home fitness

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It's Time to Go Shopping For Burlington Stock
May 26th, 2021  1:00 AM

Brick-and-mortar retail is beating long odds in the last 12 months and BURL stock is rewarding investors who went along for the ride. With a strong earnings report expected on May 27, there's still time to invest in Burlington Stores.  

Take-Two Stock Is Putting Bullish Investors at a Crossroads
Take-Two Stock Is Putting Bullish Investors at a Crossroads
May 21st, 2021  6:03 AM

After gapping up twice following a bullish earnings report, TTWO stock is putting bulls at a crossroads. Forward guidance suggests the stock may be priced right. But bullish sentiment may be enough to push the stock back over $200.

What More Does Golden Nugget Have to Prove?
What More Does Golden Nugget Have to Prove?
May 21st, 2021  6:00 AM

Golden Nugget Online Gaming is trying to find a base of support despite the company delivering an earnings report that shows its expansion efforts are proceeding nicely. This article provides three reasons why investors may be holding back on GNOG stock.

Will Positive Earnings Change the Trajectory of Booz Allen Hamilton Stock?
Will Positive Earnings Change the Trajectory of Booz Allen Hamilton Stock?
May 20th, 2021  1:00 PM

Shares of Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) stock are struggling to find direction in advance of the company’s earnings report on May 21, 2021. Investors in the data analytics company have had a volatile ride so far in 2021.  

Legal Issues Behind It, IBIO Stock May Be a Long Play For Risk-Tolerant Investors
Legal Issues Behind It, IBIO Stock May Be a Long Play For Risk-Tolerant Investors
May 19th, 2021  6:00 AM

iBio remains a dark horse in the ongoing development of Covid-19 vaccines. But an intriguing new candidate and a resolution of intellectual property issues makes a long, albeit small position in IBIO stock justified for risk-tolerant investors.

3 Retail Stocks to Watch This Week
3 Retail Stocks to Watch This Week
May 18th, 2021  10:00 AM

Retail stocks were a surprising winner in 2020 as consumers quickly shifted to e-commerce during the Covid-19 pandemic. With many consumers now returning to in-person shopping, here are three retail stocks with upside heading into earnings.  

Vroom Stock Will Need More Than One Good Earnings Report
Vroom Stock Will Need More Than One Good Earnings Report
May 13th, 2021  12:00 PM

If you owned shares of Vroom (NASDAQ:VRM) stock the day after the company reported earnings, you are breathing a sigh of relief. The company’s shares are soaring over 10% in after-hours and pre-market trading.

Choice Hotels Is Leaving Investors With Few Choices But to Hold On
Choice Hotels Is Leaving Investors With Few Choices But to Hold On
May 13th, 2021  10:10 AM

There's a lot to like about CHH stock, but with demand still being uneven, the company is hesitating to give forward guidance which doesn't give investors much reason to buy the stock at its current valuation. Still, the possibility of a reinstated dividend in the summer may be reason enough to hold the stock.

If You’re Only Looking at Disney+ You’re Missing the Story of DIS stock
If You’re Only Looking at Disney+ You’re Missing the Story of DIS stock
May 12th, 2021  1:00 AM

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) reports earnings after the market closes on May 13. Many eyes will be watching the new subscriber numbers for Disney+, the company’s streaming service.

Wendy’s Needs More Clarity Than an Earnings Report Can Provide
Wendy’s Needs More Clarity Than an Earnings Report Can Provide
May 11th, 2021  10:10 AM

Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) will report earnings on May 12 before the market opens. The whisper number suggests the company will narrowly beat on the bottom line with earnings per share (EPS) coming in at 15 cents per share which is a penny higher than the consensus estimate of 14 cents.

When it Comes to Dividend Stocks, Duke Energy Still Looks Like a King
When it Comes to Dividend Stocks, Duke Energy Still Looks Like a King
May 11th, 2021  6:00 AM

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) continues to charge higher on higher volume after a split result on its earnings report. The utility giant delivered earnings that beat analysts’ expectations.

Inovio Bulls Could Use a Shot of Good News
Inovio Bulls Could Use a Shot of Good News
May 10th, 2021  12:05 PM

Inovio (NASDAQ:INO) stock is staging a mini-rally over the last five days in advance of what is expected to be a mixed earnings report. Analysts are forecasting negative earnings per share (EPS) of 20 cents.

MarketBeat: Week in Review 5/3 – 5/7
MarketBeat: Week in Review 5/3 – 5/7
May 8th, 2021  6:00 AM

t’s further evidence that the market is confusing, but it’s also the place to be. You can count on the MarketBeat team of writers to look for the stocks and the stories that are moving the market. Here’s a look at some of the stocks they analyzed this week.

MarketBeat: Week in Review 4/26 – 4/30
MarketBeat: Week in Review 4/26 – 4/30
May 1st, 2021  6:00 AM

The market is at record levels on strong economic data. And the MarketBeat team of writers will keep looking for the stocks and the stories that are moving the market. Here’s a look at some of the stocks they analyzed this week.

Look For a Spot to Buy This Dip in Align Technology Stock
Look For a Spot to Buy This Dip in Align Technology Stock
April 30th, 2021  6:00 AM

After reporting blowout first-quarter earnings after the market closed on April 28, Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN) stock took a sharp break to the upside on higher-than-average volume in early trading 

AbbVie Remains One of the Best Buys in Its Sector
AbbVie Remains One of the Best Buys in Its Sector
April 29th, 2021  12:00 PM

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) will be among the stocks closing out a busy earnings week. Earnings season tends to draw a lot of interest from investors, but it’s not always the best indicator of a stock’s overall trajectory.

Is the Rally Ready to Begin for BioMarin Pharmaceutical?
Is the Rally Ready to Begin for BioMarin Pharmaceutical?
April 29th, 2021  6:15 AM

BMRN stock is consolidating on light volume prior to earnings.  The company is projected to report earnings and revenue that are lower on a year-over-year basis. With a potential upside of over 46%, that could make BioMarin an attractive buying option.

Domino’s Pizza Looks Ready to Deliver More Growth For Investors
Domino’s Pizza Looks Ready to Deliver More Growth For Investors
April 28th, 2021  11:45 AM

Domino’s Pizza (NASDAQ:DPZ) reports first-quarter earnings before the market opens on April 29. Right now, I can understand why some investors may think the thrill is gone.

Humana is a Good Stock That Looks Properly Valued
Humana is a Good Stock That Looks Properly Valued
April 27th, 2021  12:22 PM

Humana (NYSE:HUM) stock is making another run at its all-time high. And the company’s earnings report may be the catalyst that puts it over the top. However, analyst sentiment suggests limited upside for HUM stock

3 Reasons Kimberly-Clark Should Hold An Essential Place In Your Portfolio Regardless of Earnings
3 Reasons Kimberly-Clark Should Hold An Essential Place In Your Portfolio Regardless of Earnings
April 22nd, 2021  12:05 PM

KMB stock is down 18% in the last eight months. However the company finds itself in a sweet spot where demand on the commercial and professional side should kick in even if consumer demand declines. That should help mitigate some of the added costs. Plus, you’re investing in a company that provides a strong, reliable dividend.

Enjoy Slow, Steady Growth With Tractor Supply Company
Enjoy Slow, Steady Growth With Tractor Supply Company
April 22nd, 2021  6:08 AM

Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) will report earnings on April 22 before the market opens. The consensus among analysts is for earnings per share of around 96 cents on revenue of $2.43 billion.

Buy Nucor Stock For Its Floor, Not Its Ceiling
Buy Nucor Stock For Its Floor, Not Its Ceiling
April 21st, 2021  10:35 AM

Nucor (NYSE:NUE) will report earnings before the market opens on April 22. The company is expected to show strong growth from the prior quarter. The consensus of analysts is for the steelmaker to deliver earnings per share (EPS) of $3.08 on revenue of $7.2 billion.

The Only Thing Missing for Churchill Downs is More Guests
The Only Thing Missing for Churchill Downs is More Guests
April 21st, 2021  6:07 AM

Churchill Downs has become a significant player in the online and on-site gaming sectors. However for CHDN stock to fire on all cylinders, they need more guests at its namesake racing venue.

MarketBeat: Week in Review 4/12 – 4/16
MarketBeat: Week in Review 4/12 – 4/16
April 17th, 2021  1:00 AM

Overall market sentiment remains bullish and the MarketBeat staff will continue to help you identify the opportunities that can help grow your portfolio. Here’s a look at some of the stocks they analyzed this week.

Four Reasons Why Truist Financial Is a Super Bet Among Regional Banks
Four Reasons Why Truist Financial Is a Super Bet Among Regional Banks
April 15th, 2021  5:45 AM

Truist Financial (NYSE:TFC) is a super-regional bank that was formerly known as the Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T). The bank changed its name after merging with Atlanta-based SunTrust Bank in December 2019

Buy the Dip Before Delta Airlines Stock Soars Higher
Buy the Dip Before Delta Airlines Stock Soars Higher
April 13th, 2021  1:00 AM

If you had bought DAL stock at the beginning of the year, you’re up 22%. But in the last month, the stock has dropped about 6% on two separate occasions. This is creating what I believe will be a great opportunity for investors to buy shares of the airline at a discount as air traffic begins to return.

MarketBeat: Week in Review 4/5 – 4/9
MarketBeat: Week in Review 4/5 – 4/9
April 10th, 2021  5:30 AM

First quarter earnings season kicks into high gear next week with the big bank stocks reporting. The MarketBeat staff will be looking at those bellwethers and other stocks of interest to help you navigate this unpredictable market. Here’s just some of what they saw this week.

SMBX – Small Business Bonds Marketplace Review
SMBX – Small Business Bonds Marketplace Review
April 7th, 2021  1:00 AM

SMBX is an online marketplace that allows individual investors to buy small business financial securities. It can be difficult for some small businesses to get a business loan. With SMBX, a small business owner is taking a different route. In this case, they are raising capital from the public

3 Oil Stocks to Buy Before the Reopening
3 Oil Stocks to Buy Before the Reopening
April 3rd, 2021  6:00 AM

The price of crude oil recently went back over $60 a barrel. The pent-up demand is beginning to gain momentum. As it does investors are beginning to realize that there’s an opportunity in oil and gas stocks. With that in mind, these three stocks look to be in growth mode for opportunistic investors.

3 Pet Stocks You’ll Love As Much As Your Furry Friends
3 Pet Stocks You’ll Love As Much As Your Furry Friends
April 2nd, 2021  9:30 AM

Pet ownership is up and so are the stocks of many pet stocks. This is making pet stocks one of the hottest sectors in the market. So let’s take a look at three pet stocks that investors should keep their eye on as we move into the second quarter of 2021.

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