The beginning of the year is a great time to evaluate your investments. Trends are taking shape, and new stocks are getting hot. Do you want to capitalize?
It is exhausting scouring the marketing for hot stocks, so we have done the work for you. We have found the top stocks to invest in right now.
What follows are five stocks from various industries. All of them show exciting opportunities for growth. Read on to understand why.
The Top Stocks to Invest in at the Start of 2019
Are you look for tech stocks? Something in the food and beverage industry? How about pharmaceuticals?
Below, we have stocks in all three of these industries, and more. See for yourself.
1. Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)
We are starting with an obvious play, and we are not ashamed of it. Everyone knows Starbucks is huge. The reason we kick off our list with its stock is because the company could get even bigger in 2019.
The key to that growth lies in the Asian market. Starbucks has invested heavily in opening hundreds of new stores in Japan alone.
2. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
If you want to talk reliability, Johnson & Johnson has even Starbucks beat. The company has three divisions: medical devices, consumer goods, and pharmaceuticals. All three are worth multiple billions of dollars.
This diversity makes JNJ a robust investment option. Even if one division takes a hit, the stock can stay buoyed by innovations in other divisions.
People are not going to stop getting sick any time soon. Thus, we see a sustained future for the makers of Band-Aids and Tylenol.
3. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (HII)
It would not be a list of top stocks to invest in without the appearance of a semi-obscure company that does much bigger business than you could imagine. With that in mind, allow us to introduce you to Huntington Ingalls Industries.
HII’s business is ships. Specifically, the company designs, builds, and repairs military ships. It might not be a sexy tech startup, but the company’s business is as immovable as the ships it produces.
4. Electronic Arts (EA)
Gaming is a rapidly changing industry, so investing in a gaming company is a riskier bet than some of the other stocks on this list. It is also a little more fun because of the products EA makes. “Madden” is a little more fun when you have stock in the company that produces it.
EA has started to offer digital subscriptions, which is a smart play in the era of streaming music and movies. We expect the company to continue to innovate while relying on its bankable titles like “Madden” and “FIFA.”
5. Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (SFM)
Are you looking for the next Whole Foods? Want something more lively than ships and video games? We get it.
Look no further than Sprouts Farmers Market, a chain of grocery stores that offer fresh, organic food for the health-conscious and budget-conscious consumer. Sprouts has more than 300 stores in 19 states, and the company’s revenue almost doubled in the four years from 2013 to 2017.
Lest you fear for the future, Sprouts has started home delivery in more than two-thirds of its stores, which will allow it to compete with the likes of Instacart, Postmates, and Amazon Fresh.
These companies represent just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to top stocks to invest in. There are so many rabbit holes you could go down from here. Hopefully, you have found each of them helpful platforms for further exploration.
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