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5 Very Well-Known Stocks to Buy Under $10 With Serious Upside Potential

Patterson-UTI

This very well-known oilfield services stock offers more conservative traders a solid energy play. Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEN) provides onshore contract drilling services to oil and natural gas operators in the United States and Canada. It operates through three segments.

The Contract Drilling Services segment markets its contract drilling services, primarily in west Texas and southeastern New Mexico, north central and east Texas, northern Louisiana, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, south Texas, western Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

The Pressure Pumping Services segment offers pressure pumping services that consist of well stimulation for the completion of new wells and remedial work on existing wells, as well as hydraulic fracturing, cementing and acid pumping services in Texas and the Appalachian region.

The Directional Drilling Services segment provides a suite of directional drilling services, including directional drilling and measurement-while-drilling services; supply and rental of downhole performance motors and wireline steering tools; and services that enhance the accuracy of horizontal wellbore placement.

Investors are paid a 1% dividend. Morgan Stanley has set a $12 target price on Patterson-UTI Energy stock. The consensus target is $11.06. On Friday, shares closed at $8.01 apiece.

Sirius XM

More and more people are using satellite radio, and this is a solid idea for aggressive investors. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world’s largest radio company measured by revenue, and it has approximately 33.1 million subscribers. The company creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. Sirius XM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online.

Sirius XM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security and convenience services, including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

Shareholders receive a 1.38% dividend. The $7.50 BofA Securities price target may be going higher soon, while consensus target for Sirius XM stock is $7.16. Shares closed on Friday at $6.38.


These are five stocks for aggressive investors looking to get share count leverage on companies that have sizable upside potential. While not suited for all investors, they are not penny stocks with absolutely no track record or liquidity, and major Wall Street firms have research coverage. Energy and commodities could be big 2022 plays and here are some great ideas for investors looking for companies that fit the bill.

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