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Is NXP Semiconductors Stock a Buy?

Life has been challenging for many semiconductor stocks over the last few years. Ongoing effects from the trade war between the U.S. and China paired with the pandemic have upset the applecart for many firms. NXP Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NXPI) is no exception. The chipmaker’s auto and smartphone markets were hit hard by the pandemic in 2020, and the stock’s 40% return over the last trailing-three-year stretch has underperformed the 115% return of the semiconductor industry overall, as measured by the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX).

However, while it may not be the best growth stock in the chip universe, NXP does pay a small dividend — and could be a solid bet in 2021 as the economy gradually recovers from COVID-19.

A beatdown from lower smartphone and auto sales

NXP is best known for making connectivity chips for the automotive industry, industrial applications (factory equipment and

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Ford Stock A Buy Now As Earnings, Shares Rebound?

Ford Motor (F) began the new decade with optimism as the automaker emerged from a fundamental corporate redesign to compete in the era of smart vehicles and clean energy. The company is investing heavily in innovation to keep pace with competitors in the markets for autonomous vehicles, ride sharing and electric cars. But is Ford stock a buy now?




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The unveiling of the Mustang Mach-E in November 2019 was a key milestone in the company’s pivot toward what former CEO James Hackett called “the digital future.” The Ford Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric crossover, is set to debut before year-end. The Mach-E will compete with the Tesla Model Y.

This new future includes a slew of other new vehicle launches. Among them: a completely redesigned F-150 truck and resurrected Ford Bronco brand. In addition to auto redesigns, the company is embarking on strategic partnerships with Volkswagen

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3 Monster Growth Stocks That Are Still in the Buy Zone

With markets generally rising for now – the S&P is up over 9% in the past 30 days – investors are taking a close look at growth stocks. These are the equities that show long-term appreciation, with returns to investors based mainly on share price gains. It’s an obvious move to make, when the mood on the Street is bullish.

The professional analyst corps understand this, and they have been scouring the market for stocks that show signs of powerful growth ahead. These aren’t necessarily the big names – but they are likely to bring the returns that make investing profitable.

Dipping into the TipRanks database, we’ve pulled up the stats on three such stocks. They all have doubled or more so far this year, boast Buy ratings, and show double digit upside potential, according to Wall Street analysts.

Open Lending Corporation (LPRO)

Americans love their cars

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4 Undervalued Strong Buy Stocks to Snap Up Today

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Which basically just means that good news is rewarded and bad news is punished.” data-reactid=”13″Which basically just means that good news is rewarded and bad news is punished.

So when there’s good news flowing in, you’ll typically see shares continuing to rise as more and more people find out. Conversely, when there’s some bad news, you’ll find more and more people jumping out of a stock as they find out.” data-reactid=”14″So when there’s good news flowing in, you’ll typically see shares continuing to rise as more and more people find out. Conversely, when there’s some bad news, you’ll find more and more people jumping out of a stock as they find out.

This kind of behavior creates momentum in share

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