About Patrick Ryan

Patrick Ryan has invested in stocks and traded options for more than a decade. He specializes in growth stocks, with a particular focus on those in the technology and entertainment sectors. Patrick began writing for StockNews.com in 2019. His mission is to pinpoint growth stocks trading at attractive prices. This requires a focus on the fundamentals including in-depth qualitative and quantitative analysis. Patrick often abides by a contrarian market strategy as he analyzes investment opportunities with irreverence for conventional logic. This often leads to finding hidden gems with tremendous long term upside potential.

Recent Articles By Patrick Ryan

: REG |  News, Ratings, and Charts

4 DOWNGRADED Stocks Not Worth the Risk

The S&P 500 has dropped 8% in the last three weeks. It seems that investors want to reduce their risk going into the election. Regency Centers (REG), Douglas Emmett (DEI), Hexcel (HXL), and ViaSat (VSAT) were four stocks downgraded that investors should avoid.
: CHD |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Four UPGRADED Stocks to Buy on the Dip

Mercado Libre (MELI), Autodesk (ADSK), General Mills (GIS), and Church & Dwight Company (CHD) are four stocks that are showing strong signs of outperformance in a weak market. These stocks tend to have the best chance of outperforming when market conditions improve.
: CCL |  News, Ratings, and Charts

5 "Strong Sell" Stocks on the Robinhood 100 to Avoid

The Robinhood 100 has become known as a barometer of millennial investing trends due to its focus on the top 100 stocks owned by users of the Robinhood trading platform. But many of the stock on the list are not great companies. Here are five stocks to avoid: Carnival Corporation (CCL), Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO), Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE), iBio (IBIO), and AMC Entertainment (AMC).
: PM |  News, Ratings, and Charts

4 "Buy Rated" Stocks with Dividend Yields Over 5%

As the market keep getting more volatile, investors should consider high yielding dividend stocks. The following four blue chip companies have dividend yields over 5% and are worth a look: Phillip Morris International (PM), BCE (BCE), The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC), and Dow Inc. (DOW).
: NFLX |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 "Buy Rated" Home Entertainment Stocks Set to Benefit From a Cold Winter   

Netflix (NFLX), Spotify Technology (SPOT), and Roku (ROKU) are three stocks that will outperform this winter as more people are spending time at home due to the cold weather and coronavirus.
: PM |  News, Ratings, and Charts

4 Strong Vice Stocks to Own During the Recession and Pandemic

There are some products people are just unwilling to part with during a recession, and those are vices such as cigarettes and alcohol. Here are four vice stocks that should benefit during a recession: Phillip Morris International (PM), Constellation Brands (STZ), Boston Beer Company (SAM), and Craft Brew Alliance (BREW).
: RMD |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Buy These 4 Stocks to Help You Sleep at Night

A strong housing market has positive effects on many parts of the economy. The pandemic has also been a catalyst for rising home prices and led to an increase in household spending. Mattress stocks should also rise due to these factors in the coming months. RMD, SNBR, ETH, and CSPR are four mattress stocks to consider.
: HDB |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Top Stocks to Buy as Regional Banks Rebound

As regional bank stocks rebound, investors should take a look at HDFC Bank Limited (HDB), First Republic Bank (FRC) and SVB Financial Group (SIVB).
: INTC |  News, Ratings, and Charts

4 Robinhood 100 Stocks that Plunged in October

Not all the stocks on the Robinhood 100 are seeing gains this month. Intel Corporation (INTC), Lyft (LYFT), Eastman Kodak Company (KODK), and TherapeuticsMD (TXMD) have all seen sharp pull backs recently. Find out why.
: SE |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Grab These Upgraded Stocks Before There Soar Higher

Our proprietary POWR Ratings system rates stocks on an assortment of financial metrics. Recently, these four stocks were upgraded to a "Strong Buy" from a "Buy": Sea Ltd. (SE), Splunk (SPLK), Teradyne (TER), and Lear Corporation (LEA). Learn why
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