About Priyanka Mandal

Priyanka is a passionate investment analyst and commentator. After earning a master's degree in economics, her interest in financial markets motivated her to begin her career in investment research. Her approach is to find a financial instruments’ intrinsic value for predicting its future price movement.

Recent Articles By Priyanka Mandal

: MSFT |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Top Cloud Computing Stocks to Buy on the Dip

With remote working gaining prominence due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, companies are strengthening their cloud infrastructure. Also, continued digitization is leading to significant cloud migration. Given the industry’s solid growth prospects, the recent price dips could be an opportune time to bet on fundamentally sound cloud computing stocks Microsoft (MSFT), Oracle (ORCL), and Commvault Systems (CVLT).
: OXY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Stocks to Watch as Energy Prices Surge Higher in 2022

Increasing demand for energy with the reopening of the economy and the limited supply should drive energy prices higher this year. Therefore, energy stocks Occidental Petroleum (OXY), Continental Resources (CLR), and National Fuel Gas (NFG) could be great additions to your portfolio now. Read on to learn more.
: ANET |  News, Ratings, and Charts

2 Computer Hardware Stocks That Beat Bitcoin in 2021

With the continuing adoption of advanced technologies and work-from-home arrangements, the computer hardware industry is witnessing a steady increase in demand. So, let’s discuss the prospects of computer hardware stocks Arista Networks (ANET) and Seagate Technology (STX), which outperformed bitcoin in 2021. Read on.
: DHI |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Beware of These 4 Homebuilding Stocks as Mortgage Rates Hit 20 Month Highs

Rising inflation and expected interest rate hikes have pushed mortgage rates to a 20-month high lately. And since higher mortgage rates could cause a decline in demand for homes, the homebuilding industry might witness a downtrend in the near term. Therefore, we think it could be wise to avoid home building stocks D.R. Horton (DHI), Meritage Homes (MTH), M.D.C. (MDC), and KB Home (KBH). Let’s discuss.
: AMKBY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Shipping and Container Stocks to Watch Out for in 2022

Despite the supply chain challenges the shipping industry faced last year, President Biden’s deal with ports to remain active 24 hours a day may improve investors’ sentiment about the industry's prospects. Furthermore, measures taken by shipping companies to maximize their post-pandemic recovery should also power the industry's growth. So, we think shipping and container stocks A.P. Møller - Mærsk (AMKBY), Matson (MATX), and Danaos (DAC) could be great additions to one's watchlist. Read on.
: TSM |  News, Ratings, and Charts

4 Tech Stocks Bucking Last Week's Downward Trend

Tech stocks lost ground last week on concerns over looming interest rate hikes. However, a few tech stocks, including Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM), Intel (INTC), Micron Technology (MU), and STMicroelectronics (STM), witnessed a sustained rally due to their fundamental strength and solid growth attributes. So, let's examine these names.
: LCID |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Swerve to Avoid These 3 Overvalued Electric Vehicle Stocks This Month

Last year electric Vehicles (EVs) got in line to conquer the automotive industry. And the sector will likely continue to achieve tremendous growth in 2022. While this should benefit most EV stocks, a few are currently trading at lofty valuations despite their relatively weak growth prospects. So, we think it could be wise to avoid EV stocks Lucid (LCID), NIO (NIO), and Li Auto (LI). They look significantly overvalued at their current price levels and could suffer a retreat soon. So, read on.
: HOOD |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Ultra-Popular Tech Stocks to Avoid Like the Plague in January

After achieving decent growth last year, tech stocks began the new year on a weak note, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq declining on Jan.5. And because the industry’s growth could be hampered by this year’s expected interest rate increases, we think ultra-popular tech stocks Robinhood Markets (HOOD), Meta Materials (MMAT), and Future FinTech (FTFT)—which are fundamentally soft—are best avoided now.
: KDP |  News, Ratings, and Charts

2 Beverage Stocks to Avoid This Month

Beverage companies are reshaping their businesses to offer lower sugar drinks, sustainable packaging, and advanced ordering systems. However, not all companies have the financial wherewithal to adopt these changes promptly. Furthermore, with the surging COVID-19 cases, many consumers are again avoiding away-from-home beverage consumption due to the public health risks associated with it. Given this backdrop, we think investors are better off avoiding beverage stocks Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) and Monster Beverage (MNST). Read on.
: CLFD |  News, Ratings, and Charts

These were the 5 Best Performing Tech Stocks of 2021

As companies accelerated their digital transformation, the technology industry achieved strong growth last year. So, let’s discuss the prospects of the five best-performing tech stocks of 2021: Clearfield (CLFD), Aehr Test Systems (AEHR), Focus Universal (FCUV), Ipsidy (AUID), and Trio-Tech (TRT). Read on.
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