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

: VNDA |  News, Ratings, and Charts

4 Lesser-Known Biotech Stocks to Consider Adding to Your Portfolio

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a renewed interest to biotech firms, with many searching for treatments and vaccines. This led to strong returns for many top biotech stocks. But there are smaller, lesser know companies that are also poised for strong returns such as Vanda Pharmaceuticals (VNDA), Sino Biopharmaceutical (SBHMY), Otsuka Holdings (OTSKY), and Xoma (XOMA).
: CLNE |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Clean Energy Fuels: Buy, Sell, and Hold?

Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE) is down nearly 50% since early February. Should investors buy the dip? Or is it the start of a bear market for the stock? Patrick Ryan breaks it down below.
: DRI |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Is Darden Restaurants a Buy?

Restaurants companies like Darden Restaurants (DRI) struggled during the pandemic, but the stock has shown bullish momentum over the past couple months. As the economy continues to open up, more and more people are heading back to restaurants. But is the stock a buy at its current price? Read more to find out.
: SAFM |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Tyson vs. Sanderson Farms: Which Food Stock is a Better Buy?

Tyson Foods (TSN) and Sanderson Farms (SAFM) are two of the leading food stocks. They should benefit from rising food prices and increased consumer spending. Patrick Ryan breaks down which is the better buy.
: MHK |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Mohawk Industries Remains a Buy Following 42% YTD Gain

Mohawk Industries (MHK) is a winner from the improving housing market and looming infrastructure bill. The stock is up 42% YTD. Patrick Ryan explains why he believes it remains a buy.
: AAPL |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Apple: Buy, Sell, or Hold?

Apple (AAPL) stock has performing fairly well over the past month after dropping in February and March. Sales for the company continue to do well. So is now a good time to buy the stock? Read more to find out.
: BYND |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Should You Buy the Dip in Beyond Meat?

Beyond Meat Inc. (BYND) was the talk of Wall Street, but has recently seen its shares plummet. While many consumer like the company's products, is that enough for the stock to rebound? Read more to find out.
: IMTE |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Avoid These Downgraded Stocks in Q2

Checking our POWR Ratings service before you buy a stock is a great way to get a second opinion. Stocks that are rated a Buy or Strong Buy are likely to outperform in the months ahead, while stocks that are rated Sell or Strong Sell are likely to underperform in the months ahead. That's why you should avoid recently downgraded stocks such as Integrated Media Technology (IMTE), Orgenesis (ORGS), and Greenlane Holdings (GNLN).
: KLIC |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Upgraded Stocks to Consider Buying

Dropbox (DBX), Kulicke & Soffa Industries (KLIC), and Papa Johns International (PZZA) are three recently upgraded stocks that investors should consider buying. These stocks are showing signs of accumulation and earnings momentum.
: IMBI |  News, Ratings, and Charts

2 Lesser-Known Internet Stocks to Buy Now

Too many people only look at the mega-cap tech stocks when they want to invest in the Internet. Patrick Ryan identifies 2 small-cap Internet stocks that should see continued gains in the coming months,
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