The Fool Looks Ahead

Let's look at the stocks that will be making news in the week ahead.

Mar 1, 2014 at 8:45AM

There's never a dull week on Wall Street. Let's go over some of the news that will shape the week to come.

The market kicks off the new trading week with Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) reporting. Three-dimensional printing has become a pretty big deal, and Stratasys is one of the two giants in this promising field of devices that print out physical objects.

There's been a lot of hype here, too, and some feel that the publicly traded players have outpaced their improving fundamentals. Stratasys has been fortunate. Even last month, when a Credit Suisse analyst was talking down most of the more popular 3-D printing stocks, he picked Stratasys as a winner with a timely upgrade.

Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) checks in on Tuesday afternoon. It provides industry cloud solutions for the life sciences industry. Biotechs are volatile, but Veeva helps mitigate the risk through its list of 170 significant clients.

Veeva went public at $20 in October, and even though it has given back some of its early gains, we're still looking at a fast-growing and profitable company that has nearly doubled off its IPO price.

Even wintry storms can't derail the housing market. Real estate developers were high-fiving one another a few days ago after hearing that new home sales rose 9.6% in January. The seasonally adjusted annual rate of 468,000 puts the market on its fastest pace in nearly six years.

This is huge, because new home sales had declined in November and December, prompting many to believe that the boom was over. Prices had moved too high, and mortgage rates had also spiked along the way.

It's against this backdrop that Hovnanian Enterprises (NYSE:HOV) reports on Wednesday, providing us with yet another homebuilder's perspective. .

Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) has been a big market winner in recent months. The provider of HD camera system-on-chip solutions has been growing quickly, as its products are being used in everything from GoPro cameras that are popular with outdoor enthusiasts to Dropcam home monitoring systems. GoPro's upcoming IPO should shed even more light on Ambarella's success. 

Ambarella reports on Thursday, and Wall Street sees improving profitability on a 21% surge in revenue. Ambarella's been routinely blowing past analyst income targets, so it's hard to bet against the market darling.

The final trading day of the week is typically quiet, but one of the companies reporting this week will be Penn West Petroleum (NYSE:PWE).

Income investors have been drawn to the Canadian oil and natural gas producer for its healthy payouts, but the chunky 6.6% yield is at the mercy of Penn West's earnings power. It has had to trim its dividend rate in recent quarters as losses build, but analysts see a return to profitability this year.

Let's look at a big trend that will grow beyond the week ahead
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4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

Don't be one of them.

Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.

This past May, The Motley Fool sent 8 of its best stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

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KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

Even one legendary MIT professor had to recant his position that the technology was "beyond the capability of computer science." (He recently confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he's now a believer and amazed "how quickly this technology caught on.")

Yet according to one J.D. Power and Associates survey, only 1 in 5 Americans are even interested in this technology, much less ready to invest in it. Needless to say, you haven't missed your window of opportunity. 

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David Hanson owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and American Express. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Coca-Cola.We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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