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10 Made in America Stocks to Own in 2020

10 Made in America Stocks to OwnPosted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 by Chris Markoch

With so much attention on tariffs and globalization, it’s not surprising that many U.S. investors are looking to retrench and give their stocks an “America First” profile. Made in America, however, does not mean what it used to mean. In fact, we all know that many “American” products are not 100 percent American made. Nevertheless, there are several stocks of U.S. companies that represent iconic brands that are either completely, or mostly, made in America.

Most importantly, each of these stocks looks to have solid growth prospects for the rest of 2019. As you look through this list, you won’t see any of the high flying tech stocks. The housing market has some definite questions surrounding it so, for now, this list does not include homebuilder stocks. What you will see is a cross-section of companies that merit consideration in your portfolio.

#1 - The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)

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The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) - It may be a small world, but if you’re looking for an American company to anchor your portfolio, Disney is looking like a solid bet right now. The stock is on a tear, up over 20% since the beginning of the year. The blue-chip stock saw a particularly nice jump in June when Morgan Stanley released a bullish forecast for Disney’s new streaming service, Disney + which is set to launch in November and will be a direct competitor of Netflix. Plus, Disney has already made a deal with Comcast that gives Disney full operational control of Hulu right now even though Comcast will not sell its 33 percent stake until 2024. Disney’s bread and butter continues to be its theme parks which continue to flourish despite the company raising admission prices every year. But Disney is more than just the “Magic Kingdom”, they are a full-blown media company and have recently released the blockbuster hit, Avengers: Endgame which has generated over $2.76 billion worldwide since its June 26 launch. The only concern for Disney’s stock right now is low volume. But with the favorable rating from Morgan Stanley, it’s possible that institutional investors will start to pay attention.

About Walt Disney
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company's Media Networks segment operates cable programming businesses under the ESPN, Disney, and Freeform brands; broadcast businesses, including ABC TV Network and eight owned television stations; and radio businesses. Read More 

Current Price: $116.22
Consensus Rating: Hold
Ratings Breakdown: 14 Buy Ratings, 12 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $127.88 (10.0% Upside)



#2 - Deere & Co. (NYSE:DE)

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Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) - The parent company of the iconic John Deere brand has been caught in the roller coaster of the ongoing trade war. In the past 12 months, the stock has been trading in a broad range but has seemed to find resistance right around the $165 per share mark – which is right about where it’s at right now. The reason to consider jumping into this stock right now comes down to one-word …earnings. The company is expected to release solid second-quarter earnings that will be on both the top and bottom lines. The outlook for the full year also shows growth in revenue and earnings per share. More importantly, it appears that analysts’ recommendations for the stock have become more favorable which means it’s likely that the big money will start to flow into this stock. Should the trade war with China escalate, or even if there is a prolonged stalemate, could provide downward pressure, but for now it’s looking like a great time to own this American company.

About Deere & Company
Deere & Company manufactures and distributes various equipment worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Agriculture and Turf, Construction and Forestry, and Financial Services. The Agriculture and Turf segment offers agriculture and turf equipment, and related parts, including large, medium, and utility tractors; tractor loaders; combines, cotton pickers, cotton strippers, and sugarcane harvesters; harvesting front-end equipment; sugarcane loaders and pull-behind scrapers; and tillage, seeding, and application equipment. Read More 

Current Price: $163.83
Consensus Rating: Buy
Ratings Breakdown: 13 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $172.74 (5.4% Upside)



#3 - Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR)

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Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) - Whirlpool is an international company that continues to have strong roots in the United States. In 2007, the company completed a merger with Maytag Corporation that brought the iconic Maytag and Jenn-Air brands into the company’s portfolio. And the company is also the parent company for the KitchenAid brand. With their iconic stand mixer that continues to be manufactured in Ohio, the KitchenAid brand is known for its quality and reliability. The company was one of the initial losers in the initial tariff disputes as the company had to absorb higher steel costs for its popular stainless steel appliances. That being said, there is still a market for stainless steel appliances and the company has seemed to weather that storm. It has taken some hits on the international front, most notably a dryer recall in the United Kingdom. However, if properly managed, the public relations damage from that recall should be minimal. Year-over-year, the stock has been flat, but – like Deere – it has been surging since the beginning of 2019.

About Whirlpool
Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets home appliances and related products. It operates through four segments: North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Latin America; and Asia. The company's principal products include refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, and refrigerator water filters; laundry appliances and related laundry accessories; cooking appliances and other small domestic appliances; and dishwasher appliances and related accessories. Read More 

Current Price: $136.46
Consensus Rating: Hold
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $126.50 (-7.3% Upside)



#4 - Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO)

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Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) - Thor Industries is the parent brand for Airstream Trailers. The company recently announced that they would be manufacturing two, entry-level models into the Airstream fleet. With the launch of the Bambi and the Caravel, the company is hoping to capture a younger market that may be new to the RV market. THO’s stock has been underperforming lately, and has declined almost 50% on a year-over-year basis. While it’s always difficult to time a market turnaround, SunTrust recently reaffirmed its “buy” rating for the stock and set a price target of $80 per share that would take the stock over 35 percent above its current value. The company came in below expectations for both earnings per share ($1.65 versus $1.66) and revenue ($2.51 billion versus $2.6 billion). What was more concerning is that the EPS was sharply down from the previous year’s reading of $2.53. Nonetheless, the company’s stock is garnering significant interest from hedge funds and institutional investors which is typically a strong indication that the stock is ready to grow.

About Thor Industries
Thor Industries, Inc, through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells recreational vehicles (RVs), and related parts and accessories primarily in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Towable Recreational Vehicles and Motorized Recreational Vehicles. The company offers travel trailers under the Airstream Classic, International, Tommy Bahama, Flying Cloud, Sport, Basecamp, and Nest travel trade names, as well as Interstate series of Class B motorhomes; and gasoline and diesel Class A and Class C motorhomes under the Four Winds, Freedom Elite, Majestic, Hurricane, Chateau, Windsport, Axis, Vegas, Tuscany, Palazzo, Aria, Quantum, Compass, Gemini, and A.C.E trade names. Read More 

Current Price: $101.07
Consensus Rating: Hold
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $85.11 (-15.8% Upside)



#5 - CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS)

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CVS Health Corp (NYSE: CVS) - Bargain hunting is a quintessentially American activity, and right now – if the fundamentals are to be believed – CVS is trading at a real bargain to its sector. Unlike other companies with a retail infrastructure, pharmacies have remained somewhat immune from online threats. This differentiation looks to continue with the roll-out of CVS health hubs which will be an in-store pilot program that will help patients manage chronic conditions with limited health services, wellness products, and personalized care. One of the concerns weighing on the minds of investors is debt related to their deal with Aetna, and also the (slim) possibility that the deal would fall through. However, the company has got its balance sheet in good shape. They’ve paid off $4 billion in debt which means they will be showing significantly less leverage on their books by 2022. The company generates significant free cash flow (FCF) that they will also be able to apply towards debt repayment. CVS also had a strong first-quarter earnings report.

About CVS Health
CVS Health Corporation provides health services and plans in the United States. Its Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions, such as plan design and administration, formulary management, retail pharmacy network management, mail order pharmacy, specialty pharmacy and infusion, Medicare Part D, clinical, disease management, and medical spend management services. Read More 

Current Price: $62.62
Consensus Rating: Buy
Ratings Breakdown: 16 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $80.35 (28.3% Upside)



#6 - The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY)

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The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) -Hershey’s chocolate is a uniquely American experience. Despite a lot of competition in the confection space, Hershey’s remains a strong made in American brand. Hershey, Pennsylvania is – as its name suggests – a company town complete with Hershey’s kisses for lampposts. But is the company which is close to its 52-week highs (and up nearly 40% year-over-year) a sweet deal for investors? Its forward guidance suggests that it may very well be. While the company is not suggesting that it will have growth that will “break the bank”, but the company is seeking to reposition itself in the snack space. As much as we all still love our Reese’s bars and Hershey’s Chocolate (those two brands remain their top two product lines), the company is repositioning itself to include a targeted mix of savory snacks. Hershey’s has traditionally paid a solid dividend. While not in the dividend aristocrat club, the company is as solid as many of the companies in that group. The company currently pays a dividend of just over two percent.

About Hershey
The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells confectionery products. The company operates through two segments, North America; and International and Other. It offers chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products; gum and mint refreshment products comprising mints, chewing gums, and bubble gums; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings, beverages, and sundae syrups; and snack items, including spreads, meat snacks, bars and snack bites, mixes, popcorn and protein bars, and cookies. Read More 

Current Price: $127.88
Consensus Rating: Hold
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Buy Ratings, 15 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $143.76 (12.4% Upside)



#7 - Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD)

Anheuser Busch Inbev logo

Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) - Anheuser-Busch InBev is a multi-national company. However, the company’s iconic Budweiser and Bud Light brands are brewed and bottled in St. Louis, Missouri and will continue to be for the considerable future. The Budweiser Clydesdales are about as synonymous with a brand as you can get. And let’s face it, when one of your signature brands, Bud Light, is the official beer of the National Football League, you have a reason to invest. However, what should get investors excited is the company’s IPO in Hong Kong which is projected to be the largest IPO of the year. The company is estimating it will earn nearly $10 billion when it lists is Budweiser Brewing Company APAC on the Hong Kong exchange. The company will likely use this added revenue to pay down debt that it has been accumulating due to a series of recent acquisitions. The company’s stock is up nearly 30 percent since January, although it is still about 15 percent shy of its 52-week high.

About Anheuser Busch Inbev
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, a brewing company, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of beer, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks. The company offers a portfolio of approximately 500 beer brands, including Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois; Beck's, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and Aguila, Antarctica, Bud Light, Brahma, Cass, Cristal, Harbin, Jupiler, Michelob Ultra, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Victoria, Sedrin, and Skol. Read More 

Current Price: $52.45
Consensus Rating: Hold
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Buy Ratings, 15 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $72.50 (38.2% Upside)



#8 - Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE:HOG)

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Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) - Another great American company and brand is Harley-Davidson. The company’s stock has been trading in a tight range and is still trading below its 52-week high. The stock has been trading in a tight range since the beginning of the year. After a brief pop near its 52-week high in mid-April, the stock has gone back to January levels. However, the company is reporting good fundamentals and this appears to be a case of investors taking profits. While this can be a minor blip on the radar, it also suggests that the company isn’t wowing investors. Still, the company beat on both the top line and bottom-line numbers in their most recent earnings report and analysts are showing a price target of $41.69 which would be an over 15% increase from current levels. Plus, the stock pays a dividend that is currently over four percent, which is reason enough to latch on to the stock

About Harley-Davidson
Harley-Davidson, Inc manufactures and sells custom, cruiser, and touring motorcycles. The company operates in two segments, Motorcycles and Related Products and Financial Services. The Motorcycles and Related Products segment designs, manufactures, and sells on-road Harley-Davidson motorcycles, including cruiser, touring, standard, sportbike, and dual models, as well as motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, and related services. Read More 

Current Price: $26.40
Consensus Rating: Hold
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Buy Ratings, 10 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $30.92 (17.1% Upside)



#9 - Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.A)

Brown-Forman logo

Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BF.A) - The Louisville, Kentucky distiller Brown-Forman Corporation makes the list for being the parent company of the Jack Daniels whiskey brand. The stock is currently approaching its 52-week high and if analysts’ recommendations are to be believed, all systems are go for the stock to continue their advance. All twelve analysts who review the stock gave it a buy rating and the consensus estimate is a “strong-buy”. In June of 2018, the company announced that it had increased shipments to select overseas markets to manage the potential risk of retaliatory tariffs from Mexico. Despite those threats, the company reported fourth-quarter earnings that were up 4.7 percent. This was complemented by a 17 percent increase in net income which the company cited, in part, due to increased efficiency and productivity measures. In response to the ongoing tariffs, the company has announced that they have absorbed some, but not all of the tariff expenses. If the tariffs remain in place, it is fair to ask if the stock will be hurt as more and more of the expenses would be passed along to consumers. However, for now, the company seems to be striking a balance that appeals to investors.

About Brown-Forman
Brown-Forman Corporation manufactures, bottles, imports, exports, markets, and sells various alcoholic beverages worldwide. It provides spirits, wines, ready-to-drink cocktails, whiskeys, vodkas, tequilas, champagnes, brandy, and liqueurs. The company offers its products primarily under the Jack Daniel's, Gentleman Jack, Woodford Reserve, Korbel, Finlandia, el Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Canadian Mist, GlenDronach, BenRiach, Glenglassaugh, Chambord, Old Forester, Early Times, Pepe Lopez, Antiguo, Slane Irish, and Coopers' Craft brands. Read More 

Current Price: $59.90
Consensus Rating: Hold
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $54.67 (-8.7% Upside)



#10 - American Outdoor Brands Corp (NASDAQ:AOBC)

American Outdoor Brands logoAmerican Outdoor Brands Corp (NASDAQ: AOBC) - AOBC is the parent company of another American brand, Smith & Wesson. In fact, until 2016 the company was named Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation. While a handgun stock may be a non-starter for many investors, the stock is worth mentioning. The stock is currently trading near it's 52-week low and is down over 28 percent in 2019. However, analysts are continuing to give the stock a hold rating and have a consensus price target that would bring it right into the middle of its 52-week range at around $13 per share. The question surrounding the stock as we move towards the end of the year is have we seen the bottom for a struggling industry? There are arguments to be made each way and, so far aggressive bundling and promotions have allowed the company to meet expectations, albeit with a bar that is set low. AOBC will be one of the stocks to watch the most as the 2020 elections approach.

About American Outdoor Brands
American Outdoor Brands Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells firearms worldwide. The company's Firearms segment offers handguns, long guns, handcuffs, suppressors, and other firearm-related products under the Smith & Wesson, M&P, Performance Center, Gemtech, and Thompson/Center Arms brands. Read More 

Current Price: $21.88
Consensus Rating: Buy
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $10.50 (-52.0% Upside)

 

The United States economy is chugging along. The one potential spoiler is China. As the U.S. and China continue their trade war, there are some investors who are looking to adjust their portfolio to focus on companies that have an American focus. This isn’t always the easiest of tasks. Many of America’s biggest companies generate a significant amount of revenue overseas. However, there are many companies that are building and distributing iconic brand names in the United States. These companies can truly sport “Made in America” brands. We’ve tried to present a look at different sectors and companies that present different opportunities. As always we urge you to do your own research before deciding if any of these stocks make sense for your portfolio. If you’re looking for a resource that can give you a one-stop location for the latest news on these and other companies, including analysts’ recommendations, insider buying and the day’s top gainers and losers, consider a subscription to MarketBeat Daily Premium.

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As you know, a single upgrade from a broker probably won't be a major game changer for any single stock. But, what if there was a stock that had been upgraded by more than 10 different brokers during the last 90 days?

If ten different brokers have all upgraded a stock within the last few months and the price hasn't skyrocketed (at least, not yet), you would want to take a pretty hard look at it.

It turns out that there are actually 20 different companies that have been upgraded or had their price target increased at least ten times during the last ninety days by more than 10 different brokers. This slideshow lists those companies.

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