7 Best Stocks to Own Right Now in 2021

Posted on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 by MarketBeat Staff
Today, we invite you to view our list of the seven best stocks to own for the next thirty days.

Why is it worth looking into these stocks? Some of Wall Street's most respected and most accurate research analysts have been upgrading these stocks and raising their price targets for these companies.

No, we're not talking recommendations from some no-name blogger or a junior analyst from a brokerage you've never heard of. These stocks have received multiple positive recommendations in the last 30 days from analysts that have received four-star and five-star rankings from MarketBeat's proprietary brokerage ranking system.

Analysts have given four-star and five-star ratings from MarketBeat consistently issue accurate price targets, and their buy recommendations often outperform the market by double digits. Buy recommendations from our current top-rated brokerage, National Securities, have gone up by an average of 47.5% in the 12 months after they were issued.

We've reviewed every research report published by these top-rated analysts in the last 90 days and have identified seven stocks that these analysts are poised for an immediate breakout.

#1 - Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)

Upgrades from Top-Ranked Analysts: 17 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 42 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $2,510.80 (4.5% Upside)

Alphabet logoAlphabet Inc provides online advertising services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin America. The company offers performance and brand advertising services. It operates through Google Services, Google Cloud, and Other Bets segments. The Google Services segment provides products and services, such as ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube, as well as technical infrastructure; and digital content. Read More 

Recent Recommendations for Alphabet:

  • Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating. (5/10/2021)
  • Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "strong-buy" rating. They now have a $2,752.00 price target on the stock. (4/30/2021)
  • Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) had its price target raised by analysts at Argus from $2,500.00 to $2,800.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (4/29/2021)
  • Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $2,350.00 to $2,575.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (4/28/2021)
  • Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from $2,500.00 to $3,000.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (4/28/2021)
  • Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) had its price target raised by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company from $2,650.00 to $2,850.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (4/28/2021)
  • Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) had its price target raised by analysts at JMP Securities from $2,400.00 to $2,850.00. They now have an "outperform" rating on the stock. (4/28/2021)

#2 - L Brands (NYSE:LB)

Upgrades from Top-Ranked Analysts: 17 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.6
Ratings Breakdown: 12 Buy Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $61.41 (2.2% Downside)

L Brands logoL Brands, Inc operates as a retailer of home fragrance products, body care products, soaps and sanitizers, women's intimate and other apparel, and personal and beauty care products. It operates in two segments, Bath & Body Works and Victoria's Secret. The Bath & Body Works segment sells body care, home fragrance products, soaps, and sanitizers under the Bath & Body Works, White Barn, C.O. Read More 

Recent Recommendations for L Brands:

  • L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) had its price target raised by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from $49.00 to $51.00. They now have an "outperform" rating on the stock. (6/3/2021)
  • L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $81.00 to $84.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (5/24/2021)
  • L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft from $87.00 to $88.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (5/24/2021)
  • L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) had its price target raised by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company from $84.00 to $90.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (5/20/2021)
  • L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) had its price target raised by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from $67.00 to $74.00. They now have a "neutral" rating on the stock. (5/20/2021)
  • L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $81.00 to $84.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (5/18/2021)
  • L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft from $87.00 to $88.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (5/18/2021)
#3 - Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX)

Upgrades from Top-Ranked Analysts: 17 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 2.3
Ratings Breakdown: 10 Buy Ratings, 13 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $86.17 (1.0% Upside)

Seagate Technology logoSeagate Technology Holdings plc provides data storage technology and solutions in Singapore, the United States, the Netherlands, and internationally. The company offers hard disk and solid state drives, including serial advanced technology attachment, serial attached SCSI, and non-volatile memory express products; solid state hybrid drives; and storage subsystems. Read More 

Recent Recommendations for Seagate Technology:

  • Seagate Technology Holdings plc (NASDAQ: STX) had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from $70.00 to $85.00. They now have an "underweight" rating on the stock. (6/9/2021)
  • Seagate Technology Holdings plc (NASDAQ: STX) had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $98.00 to $114.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (6/9/2021)
  • Seagate Technology Holdings plc (NASDAQ: STX) had its price target raised by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $85.00 to $100.00. They now have a "neutral" rating on the stock. (6/9/2021)
  • Seagate Technology Holdings plc (NASDAQ: STX) had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft from $80.00 to $95.00. They now have a "hold" rating on the stock. (6/9/2021)
  • Seagate Technology Holdings plc (NASDAQ: STX) had its price target raised by analysts at Benchmark Co. from $95.00 to $112.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (6/9/2021)
  • Seagate Technology Holdings plc (NASDAQ: STX) had its price target raised by analysts at Rosenblatt Securities from $95.00 to $110.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (6/9/2021)
  • Seagate Technology Holdings plc (NASDAQ: STX) had its price target raised by analysts at Bank of America Co. from $107.00 to $120.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (5/20/2021)
#4 - United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)

Upgrades from Top-Ranked Analysts: 17 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.6
Ratings Breakdown: 14 Buy Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $204.39 (3.3% Upside)

United Parcel Service logoUnited Parcel Service, Inc provides letter and package delivery, transportation, logistics, and financial services. It operates through three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. Domestic Package segment offers time-definite delivery of letters, documents, small packages, and palletized freight through air and ground services in the United States. Read More 

Recent Recommendations for United Parcel Service:

  • United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) had its "neutral" rating re-affirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. (6/14/2021)
  • United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $120.00 to $130.00. They now have an "underweight" rating on the stock. (6/10/2021)
  • United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a "neutral" rating to an "overweight" rating. They now have a $243.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $224.00. (6/10/2021)
  • United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) had its price target raised by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. from $210.00 to $222.00. They now have an "outperform" rating on the stock. (6/10/2021)
  • United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) had its "buy" rating re-affirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a $261.00 price target on the stock. (6/10/2021)
  • United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) had its price target lowered by analysts at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft from $260.00 to $237.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (6/10/2021)
  • United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from $205.00 to $230.00. They now have an "equal weight" rating on the stock. (6/8/2021)
#5 - Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)

Upgrades from Top-Ranked Analysts: 16 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 34 Buy Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $372.54 (13.0% Upside)

Facebook logoFacebook, Inc develops products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, virtual reality headsets, and in-home devices worldwide. The company's products include Facebook that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, a community for sharing photos, videos, and private messages; Messenger, a messaging application for people to connect with friends, family, groups, and businesses across platforms and devices; and WhatsApp, a messaging application that is used by people and businesses to communicate in a private way. Read More 

Recent Recommendations for Facebook:

  • Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) had its price target raised by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc from $220.00 to $275.00. They now have a "reduce" rating on the stock. (5/25/2021)
  • Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating. (5/10/2021)
  • Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from $350.00 to $410.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (4/29/2021)
  • Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) had its price target raised by analysts at KeyCorp from $360.00 to $414.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (4/29/2021)
  • Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $345.00 to $375.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (4/29/2021)
  • Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) had its price target raised by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $360.00 to $390.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (4/29/2021)
  • Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) had its price target raised by analysts at Evercore ISI from $370.00 to $400.00. They now have an "outperform" rating on the stock. (4/29/2021)
#6 - The Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW)

Upgrades from Top-Ranked Analysts: 16 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.9
Ratings Breakdown: 16 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $327.61 (22.2% Upside)

The Sherwin-Williams logoThe Sherwin-Williams Company develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. It operates in three segments: The Americas Group, Consumer Brands Group, and Performance Coatings Group. The Americas Group segment offers architectural paints and coatings, and protective and marine products, as well as OEM product finishes and related products for architectural and industrial paint contractors, and do-it-yourself homeowners. Read More 

Recent Recommendations for The Sherwin-Williams:

  • The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Co. from an "underperform" rating to a "buy" rating. They now have a $325.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $222.00. (6/10/2021)
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) had its price target raised by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company from $300.00 to $317.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (6/9/2021)
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) had its price target raised by analysts at KeyCorp from $300.00 to $320.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (6/9/2021)
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) had its price target raised by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from $324.00 to $327.00. They now have an "outperform" rating on the stock. (6/9/2021)
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) had its price target raised by analysts at Robert W. Baird from $300.00 to $325.00. They now have an "outperform" rating on the stock. (6/9/2021)
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) had its price target raised by analysts at Loop Capital from $300.00 to $310.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (6/9/2021)
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft from $310.00 to $315.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (6/9/2021)
#7 - Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)

Upgrades from Top-Ranked Analysts: 15 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.7
Ratings Breakdown: 17 Buy Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $402.21 (5.6% Upside)

Costco Wholesale logoCostco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, Spain, France, Iceland, China, and Taiwan. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. Read More 

Recent Recommendations for Costco Wholesale:

  • Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ: COST) had its price target raised by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company from $400.00 to $415.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (6/2/2021)
  • Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ: COST) had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $410.00 to $415.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (6/1/2021)
  • Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ: COST) had its price target raised by analysts at DA Davidson from $325.00 to $350.00. They now have a "neutral" rating on the stock. (6/1/2021)
  • Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ: COST) had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from $400.00 to $450.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (5/28/2021)
  • Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ: COST) had its price target raised by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from $425.00 to $453.00. They now have an "outperform" rating on the stock. (5/28/2021)
  • Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ: COST) had its price target raised by analysts at Robert W. Baird from $415.00 to $430.00. They now have an "outperform" rating on the stock. (5/28/2021)
  • Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ: COST) had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft from $352.00 to $363.00. They now have a "hold" rating on the stock. (5/28/2021)

 

7 Stocks That Still Have Upside For Investors to Buy

It can be fun to invest in some speculative stocks. But it should go without saying that those stocks shouldn’t make up the bulk of your portfolio. In fact, it’s important to find a few good stocks that make up the base of your portfolio. These are momentum stocks that are in a strong uptrend.

One way to find such stocks is to look at the most active stocks (or volume leaders). Shares of these companies are among the most traded or have the highest dollar volume of shares traded in a given trading day.

Any stock may crack this list from time to time (for example, when there’s new news about the company). However, stocks tend to find their way on this list consistently that bear watching. That’s because this list indicates that there is pressure among investors to buy or sell the stock. And that makes an investor’s decision very simple.

And that’s the reason we created this special presentation. The stocks on this list are among the most actively traded stocks on the market today. They also share a similar quality. They are coming off strong years in 2020 and seem to be showing some consolidation for another leg up.

View the "7 Stocks That Still Have Upside For Investors to Buy" Here.







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