While Most of Wall Street focuses on large- and mega-cap stocks because they provide a degree of safety and liquidity, many investors are limited in the number of shares they can buy. Many of the biggest public companies, especially the technology giants, trade in the low- to mid-hundreds all the way up to over $1,000 per share. At those steep prices, it’s pretty hard to get any decent share count leverage.
Many investors, especially more aggressive traders, look at lower-priced stocks as a way not only to make some good money but to get a higher share count. That can really help the decision-making process, especially when you are on to a winner, as you can always sell half, and keep half.
Goldman Sachs is one of the premier investment banks in the world, so we screened the firm’s outstanding research database and found five stocks rated Buy at the firm trading under $10 that could provide investors with some solid upside potential. While much better suited for aggressive accounts, they could prove exciting additions to portfolios looking for solid alpha potential.
This top security company is a well-known protector of home and business. ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) is the largest residential and second-largest commercial security monitoring company in North America. The company serves over 7 million customers, installing over 1 million systems per year. Roughly 94% of revenue is generated in the US, with the remainder from Canada.
The company reported good first quarter results, with revenue and adjusted EBITDA both slightly ahead of estimates, and solid free-cash-flow. 2019 guidance was maintained and calls for 0-2% year-over-year adjusted EBITDA growth amid investments in do-it-yourself, branding, and commercial.
Goldman Sachs has a giant $12 price target, while the consensus across Wall Street is posted lower at $9.75. The shares were last seen Friday at $6.24.
This company has big potential for investors, and because the share price got hit hard recently, the stock now offers a nice entry point. Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE: AR) is engaged in the exploration, development and acquisition of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and oil properties located in the Appalachian Basin. The company’s segments include the exploration, development and production of natural gas, NGLs and oil; gathering and processing; water handling and treatment, and marketing of excess firm transportation capacity.
The company’s subsidiary, Antero Midstream Corporation (NYSE: AM) is a master limited partnership, which owns, operates and develops midstream energy infrastructure primarily to service its production and completion activity. Its exploration and development activities are supported by the natural gas gathering and compression assets.
The combination of the two makes this a solid pick for investors. Goldman Sachs has a towering $10.55 price target which compares to the higher Wall Street consensus price target of $12.25. The shares were trading Friday at $5.55.