Stocks to sell

Nokia (NYSE:NOK) stock looks cheap. At a current price just above $4, shares are valued at about 15 times the midpoint of 2020 earnings-per-share guidance. Nokia expects earnings to grow over time, too, as profit margins expand. Source: RistoH / Shutterstock.com Meanwhile, Nokia should see growing demand for its 5G (fifth generation) wireless equipment. China’s
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The bulls have had a rough week as the coronavirus from China goes global and threatens a major disruption of end demand, supply chains and debt market health. U.S. equities just suffered the most rapid two-day pullback of the current bull market, outpacing the 2010 Eurozone panic, the 2011 debt panic and even the 2018
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L Brands (NYSE:LB), once the premier name in women’s retail, is now just Bath & Body Works. Source: mysirikwan / Shutterstock.com The company has sold 55% of its Victoria’s Secret brand to private equity, valuing it at $1.1 billion. The cash will help pay down debt that stood at over $5.7 billion at the end
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When investors buy stocks for the long haul, the holding period is ideally forever. But that is not always possible. Valuations may reach unfavorable levels or fundamentals may worsen. When that happens, investors need to re-evaluate the company’s long-term prospects. One of the quickest negative catalysts that will accelerate a blue chip’s safe-haven status is
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Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) fourth-quarter results showed that the company has strong, near-term, positive catalysts. However, the company is also facing several important negative trends that will weigh on FB stock for a long time. Source: TY Lim / Shutterstock.com Facebook’s ad impressions, ad revenue, average revenue per user (ARPU) and monetization trends meaningfully improved in Q4.
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On Thursday, Victoria’s Secret parent company L Brands Inc. (NYSE:LB) announced that it is working with private equity firm Sycamore Partners to spin off off the once legendary lingerie brand as a private company. Source: mysirikwan / Shutterstock.com At the same time, longtime CEO and Chairman Leslie Wexner, the 82-year-old entrepreneur who ran Victoria’s Secret
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Under Armour (NYSE:UA,NYSE:UAA) is in trouble. Under Armour stock plunged 17% last week after its fourth quarter earnings release — but that’s not the only problem. In fact, that’s not even the biggest problem. Source: 2p2play / Shutterstock.com The issues facing Under Armour go well beyond a single report. After all, investors knew before the
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