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

: CSX |  News, Ratings, and Charts

CSX vs. Norfolk Southern: Which Railroad Stock is a Better Buy?

While railroad stocks might seem boring, they can be strong investments. Many people are choosing to take trains to travel as dealing with airlines can be difficult. Plus, trains are still used to transport products. That's why investors should consider railroad stocks such as CSX (CSX) and Norfolk Southern (NSC). But which is a better buy? Read more to find out.
: ROST |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Apparel Stocks to Buy on Upbeat U.S. Retail Sales

As the economy continues to approve, many retail stores are following suit. Even with COVID cases rising again, people are out shopping for the latest clothing trends. That's why investors should consider apparel companies like Ross Stores (ROST), TJX Cos. (TJX), and Burlington Stores, Inc. (BURL).
: UL |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Colgate vs. Unilever: Which Consumer Goods Stock is a Better Buy?

Every investor should have exposure to the consumer goods sector. This is even more true when rates are falling and growth is decelerating like now. Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) and Unilever (UL) are two of the top stocks in the sector but which is the better buy? CL
: LYV |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Downgraded Stocks to Dump Now

Despite the S&P 500's recent bounce, the market environment remains perilous. Participation in the advance is limited which explains the underperformance of small and mid-caps index. Patrick Ryan identifies 3 stocks with deteriorating technicals and fundamentals: Blade Air Mobility (BLDE), Live Nation Entertainment (LYV), and Freightcar America (RAIL).
: THRM |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Top Upgraded Stocks to Buy for August

Our POWR Ratings system grades stocks based on 118 different factors to identify the stocks with the highest chance of outperforming. Every day, the system upgrades and downgrades stocks based on theses factors. We recommend investors consider stocks that have recently been recently upgraded such as Gentherm (THRM), Richardson Electronics (RELL), and Haverty Furniture Companies (HVT).
: M |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Macy's vs. Dillard's: Which Department Store Stock is a Better Buy?

Department store stocks in Macy’s (M) and Dillard’s (DDS) have been posting very strong earnings. Both companies beat expectations by a significant margin due to strong in-person and digital sales. Patrick Ryan breaks down which is the better buy.
: V |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Synchrony Financial vs. Visa: Which Consumer Finance Stock is a Better Buy?

Consumer financial stocks have outperformed this year in part due to stimulus payments and also due to lower spending in certain categories during the pandemic. 2 of the top consumer financial stocks are Synchrony Financial (SYF) and Visa (V). Which is the better buy?
: TXN |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Grab These 3 Semiconductor Stocks on Market Corrections

Texas Instruments (TXN), United Microelectronics (UMC), and Qualcomm (QCOM) are 3 top semiconductor stocks that investors should consider buying after the market's recent drop.
: MU |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Buy These 3 Oversold Tech Stocks Now

Micron Technology (MU), McAfee (MCFE), and Trimble (TRMB) are 3 tech stocks with strong fundamentals. Recent market volatility could be a great opportunity to add exposure.
: BAC |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Should You Buy the Dip in Bank of America Stock?

Bank stocks have been under pressure due to the flattening of the yield curve and underwhelming growth in loan demand. However, they remain solid long-term buys. Should you buy Bank of America (BAC) on the dip?
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