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

: WIT |  News, Ratings, and Charts

2 Supply Chain Management Stocks Under $10 to Buy Now

Celestica (CLS) and Wipro Limited (WIT) are 2 supply chain management stocks. These stocks could see continued gains as the world's supply chains need to be fixed and improved upon following vulnerabilities revealed by the pandemic.
: MDB |  News, Ratings, and Charts

MongoDB vs. Cloudera: Which Software Stock is a Better Buy?

As the economy becomes more digitized, the demand for software solutions will continue to rise. That's why software stocks are often on the minds of investors. MongoDB (MDB) and Cloudera (CLDR) are two lesser known names, but still worth a look. Read more to find out which is the better stock.
: TSM |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Taiwan Semiconductor vs. Intel: Which Semiconductor Stock is a Better Buy?

As the global chip shortage rages on, the shares of automakers and electronic device makers suffer. However, chip stocks continue to see gains. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Co (TSM) and Intel (INTC) are two well known chip stocks, but which is the better buy? Read more to find out.
: CHKP |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Check Point Software vs. Fortinet: Which Cybersecurity Stock is a Better Choice?

With more business being done online, the chance of being affected by cyber crimes has gone up. That makes the need for cybersecurity companies high. Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP) and Fortinet (FTNT) are two such companies, but which is the better buy right now? Read more to find out.
: NVDA |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Broadcom vs. NVIDIA: Which Chip Stock is a Better Buy?

While many parts of the market are struggling, chip stocks are an exception. Broadcom (AVGO) and NVIDIA (NVDA) are two of the industry’s most important players. Find out which is the better buy.
: HVT |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Upgraded Stocks to Buy on the Dip

The latest POWR Ratings updates reveal more than a dozen stocks have been upgraded to A grades. An A grade indicates a stock is a Strong Buy. Conn’s (CONN), Haverty Furniture Companies (HVT), and Ultralife Corporation (ULBI) are three such stocks recently upgraded to A grades.
: EDIT |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Why You Need to Avoid These 3 Downgraded Stocks

Our proprietary POWR Ratings system evaluates stocks based on 118 different factors. Investors should only consider buying stocks rated a Strong Buy or Buy, and should definitely avoid stocks rated a Sell or Strong Sell. Editas Medicine (EDIT), Vislink Technologies (VISL), and easyJet (ESYJY) are three stocks that were recently downgraded Strong Sell and should be avoided.
: PWR |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Quanta Services vs. EMCOR Group: Which Engineering & Construction Stock is a Better Buy?

Quanta Services (PWR) and EMCOR Group (EME) are two of the top engineering stocks. Both sectors are poised to benefit from the infrastructure bill as well as the coming CAPEX cycle. Patrick Ryan breaks down which stock is the better buy.
: VEEV |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Veeva Systems vs. HMS Holdings: Which Cloud-Powered MedTech Stock is a Better Buy?

One of the technologies that came the forefront during the pandemic was the cloud. Cloud computing was already gaining traction before COVID hit, but is now becoming a bigger part of our lives. For instance, the cloud is starting to play a major role in the healthcare sector, and Veeva Systems (VEEV) and HMS Holdings (HMSY) are two such examples. But which is the better buy? Read more to find out.
: DOCU |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Open Text vs. DocuSign: Which Enterprise Content Management Stock is a Better Investment?

SAAS stocks are one of the best-performing sectors of the past decade. They have high levels of retention, recurring revenue, and pricing power as companies' operations become dependent on these software packages. Some of the most lucrative areas are cloud-based software, business applications, and automated solutions. Despite impressive gains over the past decade, these continue to have even more upside as many companies have yet to adapt these systems, and these companies are discovering new ways to increase monetization. Let’s segue into two specific enterprise content management stocks. Below, we highlight Open Text (OTEX) and DocuSign (DOCU).
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