As the first quarter of 2021 comes to its end, investors are analyzing some of the most beneficial stocks in their portfolio and out there and deciding where they would be over the long run.
To do any kind of analysis we should bear in mind growing levels of unemployment and a vaccination rollout that has just begun, with over more than two-thirds of adults in the U.S. not yet vaccinated.
In such gloomy times, one way to find stocks aimed to result in long-term growth is to stick to the advice of analysts with a proven record of successful trades. We checked out recent stock picks from the top-rating analysts.
Here is one of the best-performing analysts’ favorite stocks as of this writing.
Due to Semtech’s strong quarter of sequential boosts, Oppenheimer’s analysts supported the semiconductor company with a thumbs up. Thus, the five-star analysts kept a buy rating in addition to the $80 price goal, which directs the upside momentum to 23%.
Let’s consider the numbers for Semtech, sales of $165 million and EPS of $0.51 largely outperformed the consensus estimates of $158 million and $0.48. Most important factor was that LoRa (the de facto platform for LPWAN IoT, connecting sensors to the Cloud and enabling real-time communication of data and analytics) wrapped up 2020 at $88 million, up from $74 million, with the company “notching keynote wins with Amazon Sidewalk and AWS IoT Core network (combined $100 million opportunity).”
“We see these wins further validating LoRa and its ecosystem. SMTC also shared a collaboration with Webee in conjunction with earnings. The Webee deal allows customers to easily connect LoRa devices to MSFT Azure. LoRa cloud services began contributing this year (2H-weighted) and management expects to win more than 20 cloud customers by EOY,” analysts said.
More so, LoRa public and private operators boosted to 150, intending to reach 165 by the end of the year. In addition to LoRa, the analysts argue that 5G and DC will support the “accelerating growth story.”