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

: ABT |  News, Ratings, and Charts

5 Top Healthcare Stocks for 2021  

During the Obama administration, healtlhcare stocks were major outperformers. This is likely to continue under a Biden administration. Patrick Ryan identifies the top 5 healthcare stocks for 2021: ABT, ABBV, MDT, ZTS, and ANTM.
: UNP |  News, Ratings, and Charts

5 Top-Notch Industrial Stocks for 2021

Industrial stocks could see strong gains this year as President-elect Biden is expected to emphasize Infrastructure as key priority in his administration. That's why it would be wise to consider industrial stocks such as Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), Honeywell International (HON), Caterpillar (CAT), Waste Management (WM), and Emerson Electric Company (EMR).
: MOS |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Why Mosaic Stock Can Outperform in 2021

After a recent Analyst upgrade, agriculture stock Mosaic (MOS) has received some investor attention, but is it time to Buy? Patrick Ryan evaluates the company's prospects and whether you should consider buying it. Read more for his insights.
: NKE |  News, Ratings, and Charts

5 Top-Rated Consumer Discretionary Stocks for 2021

Consumer discrtionary stocks are likely to be very strong in the second half of the year. Patrick Ryan gives his take on why investors should consider buying Nike (NKE), Starbux (SBUX), Target (TGT), TJX (TJX), and Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG).
: TGT |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Up Over 50% in the Past Year, Will Target Stock Continue to Rally in 2021?  

Target (TGT) is adding new locations and gaining ground in eCommerce. Its online sales had an acceleration in growth. In-store shopping is likely to move higher as retail traffic to stores increases with the vaccine's implementation.
: KO |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Should You Buy the Dip in Coca-Cola?

In terms of soda, Coca-Cola (KO) is the household name. As customers become more health conscious though, the company has moved into other beverages. It's stock has shown recent weakness. Should you buy on the dip? Read more to find out.
: FL |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Foot Locker Poised to Maintain Momentum in 2021

If there is one thing we are always going to need, its footwear. Foot Locker (FL) was able to stay afloat during the lockdown with online sales and should benefit greatly as the vaccine rollout continues. But is it a stock to buy now? Read more to find out.
: FSR |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Four Downgraded Stocks to Consider Selling

Several bullish and bearish forces are impacting the market in the first couple of weeks of 2021. While the market finished higher in the first-week of trading, there was some weakness under the surface. The POWR Ratings has identified four technically and/or fundamentally weak stocks that investors should avoid.
: CHTR |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 “Strong Buy” Stocks to Buy Right Now: Charter Communications, Fiserv, and Copart

Our POWR Ratings system evaluates stocks based on numerous factors. The ratings are updated daily, which results in upgrades and downgrades. Charter Communications (CHTR), Fiserv (FISV), and Copart (CPRT) were recently upgraded to "Strong Buy" and due to bullish momentum.
: ROKU |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Roku vs. Comcast: Which Stock is a Better Buy?

Roku (ROKU) and Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) are two companies that have benefited greatly from the stay at home protocols of the pandemic. But if you had to pick just one, what would it be? Read more to find out.
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