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Wall Street’s top analysts say buy these stocks amid the market turbulence

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The U.S. Presidential election is only days away, and Wall Street is bracing for market turbulence. However, given the lingering uncertainty, it’s unclear whether market volatility could persist post-election.

“Time will tell if expected volatility turns into realized market volatility,” Charley Ripley, a senior investment strategist from Allianz Investment management, stated.

In such an unpredictable economic environment, one approach to pinpointing compelling plays is to follow the recommendations from analysts with a proven track record of success. TipRanks analyst forecasting service uses in-depth market data to find the analysts with the highest success rate and average return per rating, measured on a one-year basis. These metrics factor in the number of ratings published by each analyst.

Here the best-performing analysts’ five favorite stock picks right now:

Advanced Micro Devices

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices just posted strong Q3 results and revealed it’s set to acquire Xilinx for $35 billion in stock. For Rosenblatt Securities analyst Hans Mosesmann, these developments reaffirm his confidence in AMD’s long-term growth narrative.

Given the new Ryzen 5000 and Milan EPYC3 product cycles, Mosesmann argues that momentum witnessed in the third quarter will most likely persist in 2021. Additionally, he believes the Xilinx acquisition was the right move as the data center space is in flux and offloading dynamics are becoming even more essential. 

“With Intel Corporation INTC continuing its woes, we see no reason why AMD can’t capture 50% of the entire x86 CPU market in coming years on technology/product roadmaps, accelerating design pipelines, increasing attach rates of GPUs to optimize EPYC server CPUs, etc,” Mosesmann commented.

On top of this, strong x86 CPU and GPU product roadmaps will give AMD an edge over Intel and Nvidia, according to Mosesmann. As the deal boosts AMD’s total addressable market to $110 billion, the analyst thinks the semiconductor company could double in size over the next few years.

All of the above prompted Mosesmann to maintain his Buy rating and $120 price target (54% upside potential) on October 28.

Landing within the top 100 on TipRanks’ ranking of best-performing analysts, Mosesmann is currently tracking a 21.4% success rate.

O’Reilly Automotive

Following an impressive Q3 update, O’Reilly Automotive received a thumbs up from Wells Fargo’s Zachary Fadem, with the five-star analyst reiterating a Buy rating on October 28. Along with the bullish call, the analyst kept a $525 price target on the stock. Should this target be met in the year ahead, shares stand to gain 19%.  

ORLY announced that comps reached 16.9%-plus, EBIT margin expanded by over 249 basis points and EPS beat the consensus estimate by 9.8%-plus. What’s more, DIY outperformed, DIFM surpassed expectations and Q4-to-date has been going well, with the first three weeks of October tracking positive LDD%.

“In our view, tonight’s results provide further evidence that industry trends remain robust despite miles driven declines and recent stimulus roll off (in August),” Fadem commented.

Even though gross margin, which came in at –96 basis points, reflects “the single blemish on an otherwise exceptional print,” Fadem argues that “ORLY is taking outsized share and anticipate another round of upward EPS revisions.”

Expounding on this, the analyst stated, “All in, we continue to view auto part retailers as underappreciated in today’s environment, and are constructive on ORLY’s best-in-class execution, non-discretionary assortment and NT upside from share gains and incremental stimulus. With ORLY shares now sub-19x our CY21 EPS estimate (versus LT peak/trough of 27x/15x) we see increasingly favorable risk/reward and would be aggressive buyers on weakness.”

With a 76% success rate and 25.5% average return per rating, Fadem is one of the top 60 analysts ranked by TipRanks.


Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) company Orbcomm has scored unanimously bullish praise from the analyst community recently. Among the bulls is one of the best-performing analysts, Northland Capital’s Michael Latimore.

On October 29, the five-star analyst reiterated a Buy rating. In addition, he continues to assign a $6 stock price forecast, putting the upside potential at 50%.

Latimore argues that ORBC is improving corporate efficiency. To back this up, he points out it has consolidated 25 web portals to two, reduced SKU count by 75%, trimmed COGS by 30%, improved inventory management and simplified billing.

On top of this, ORBC recently announced a new service, OGx, which is part of a collaboration with Inmarsat. “The new service will be 40x faster than…

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