Why BioNTech Is the Better Biotech Buy

Yesterday was a very big day for Pfizer (PFE) and BioNTech SE (BNTX): The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the companies’ COVID-19 vaccine for folks ages 16 and up. This is an important milestone, not only for PFE and BNTX, but for the nation as a whole.

Most importantly, this marks the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine. While the COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna (MRNA) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) COVID-19 are available to the public, it is by Emergency Use Approval (EUA) from the FDA. Now, this could change soon for Moderna, as that biotech company submitted an application to the FDA for approval back in June for its COVID-19 vaccine, just a month after Pfizer and BioNTech.

FDA approval could go a long way in convincing more people to get the vaccine. In March, a Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that 17% of Americans would like to “wait and see” before receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. It also opens the door to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. In fact, the Pentagon will soon require that all military members be vaccinated, though a timeline hasn’t been finalized yet.

In the United States, about 170 million people, or about half of the country, have been fully vaccinated. And about 70% of American adults have received at least one vaccination dose.

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has led the way in regard to doses administered. As of August 18, about 202 million doses of their vaccine had been administered. In comparison. Moderna has administered roughly 142 million doses, while Johnson & Johnson has administered nearly 14 million.

BioNTech and Pfizer Report Strong Earnings Results

Not surprisingly, these numbers have had a significant impact on BioNTech’s and Pfizer’s bottom lines in the most-recent quarter. For BioNTech’s second quarter, reported on August 9, the company achieved total revenue of 5.31 billion euros, or $6.23 billion, up an eye-popping 12,634% from 41.7 million euros in the same quarter a year ago.

Second-quarter earnings came in at 2.78 billion euros ($3.37 billion), compared to an earnings loss of 88.3 million euros in the second quarter of 2020. Earnings per share came in at 10.77 euros, or $12.64 per share, topping estimates for 8.91 euros by 20.9%.

Company management also noted that it reached a major milestone, as it has now supplied more than 1 billion doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to countries around the world. Through its partnership with Pfizer, BioNTech has agreements for another 2.2 billion doses of the vaccine. Investors cheered the results, driving the stock up 15%.

Pfizer reported strong second-quarter earnings results on July 28. Adjusted earnings climbed 37.2% year-over-year to $1.07 per share, up from $0.78 per share in the same quarter a year ago. Revenue came in at $18.98 billion. Analysts were calling for earnings of $0.97 per share on $18.74 billion in revenue, so the pharmaceutical company topped earnings expectations by 10.3% and revenue expectations by 1.3%. The company also stated that it sold $7.8 billion worth of COVID-19 shots and upped its 2021 revenue estimates from $26 billion to $33.5 billion. PFE popped 3.2% on the heels of its better-than-expected second-quarter report.

Following the FDA approval announcement on Monday, BNTX surged nearly 10% and PFE climbed about 2.5%. I should add that this has been a trend for the two stocks; when positive news is announced regarding their COVID-19 vaccine, BNTX soars while PFE moves slightly higher.

The reality is BioNTech is the fundamentally superior biopharma stock out of the two. Just take a look at their grades in Portfolio Grader below:

As you can see above, BNTX (the Report Card on the left) earns higher marks than PFE (Report Card on the right) in nearly every category that goes into my stock analysis.

In addition, BNTX has been a “Buy” since October. It held a B-rating from October to March and then was upgraded to an A-rating in March. PFE, on the other hand, was only recently upgraded. It had held a C-rating since May, and was downgraded to a D-rating, a “Sell,” in April, as well as in January and February.

So, it should come as no surprise that BNTX has significantly outperformed PFE. BNTX has surged nearly 345% year-to-date. In comparison, PFE is up about 35% in the same time period.

And I’m pleased to say that my Growth Investor subscribers have been along for the ride, as I recommended BNTX to my Growth Investor Buy List back in April 2021. I look for this stock to continue climbing higher over the longer term, which is why it will be one of my Top 5 stocks for next month. (I’ll share all the details on why, as well as on the other four stocks on this list, in Friday’s Growth Investor Monthly Issue for September, so stay tuned!)

The bottom line: If you’re trying to decide who is the real winner out of the Pfizer and BioNTech partnership, BNTX takes the cake.

Note: There is a great divide opening up in America – and investing in my Growth Investor stocks will help get you on the right side of it. On one side is a new aristocracy that’s amassing more wealth more quickly than any other group in American history. For people like me, the one percent, life has never been better, more prosperous.

On the other side, the opposite is happening. Wealth is flowing out of the pockets of ordinary Americans at an unprecedented rate.

What’s happening is only going to gather in strength over the coming decades. It certainly won’t weaken.

Few Americans even know that any of this is going on. I’ve never seen anyone from my side of the chasm step forward to explain any of these things.

It’s why I put together this video. In it, I’ll lay out exactly what is happening, including several key steps every American should take right now.

It doesn’t matter if you have $500 in savings or $5 million. You can benefit from the information in this video.

It’s free to watch, and by doing so, I know you’ll be ahead of everyone else struggling to understand what is really going on.

The Editor (Louis Navellier) hereby discloses that as of the date of this email, the Editor (Louis Navellier), directly or indirectly, owns the following securities that are the subject of the commentary, analysis, opinions, advice, or recommendations in, or which are otherwise mentioned in, the essay set forth below:

BioNTech SE (BNTX)

Where You Need to Look to Catch Up on Your Retirement Plans

When it comes down to it, searching for the market’s best income investments is similar to searching for the market’s best growth stocks, in that they both boil down to the same principle.

It’s all about the numbers.

I was a pioneer in the field of quantitative analysis starting in the 1970s, and among the early adopters in the financial world of using computers to analyze stocks and other investments.

Now, it’s no secret that every year computing power gets faster and faster. And not just a little faster, exponentially faster.

The smartphone in your pocket can do more than NASA could when we sent a man to the moon in 1969. Today, some computers can do a trillion math equations in a single second.

And to carry out the kind of research I wanted to do to find and properly analyze the best income-producing investments, it takes an unbelievable amount of computing power.

There are thousands of additional factors to look at. There’s annual earnings, quarterly earnings, net profits, gross profits, sales, P/E, return of equity, tangible assets, stock price momentum, trading volume, and relative strength. And those are just the common factors I look at — there are hundreds of others.

Simply put, you can’t do it half-baked. Not with so much riding on the outcome.

And that level of firepower only became available a short while ago.

What is the Best Income Producing Asset?

But thanks to huge recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and other computing technologies, I set out on a particular approach to income investing that can put thousands of dollars of cash into the hands of everyday Americans quickly and consistently. I call it my Accelerated Income Project 2021.

For this project, I went looking for the best income-producing assets out of the entire universe of investments.

I’m talking about dozens of asset classes, each with thousands of individual investments. Everything from dividends, options and bonds to real estate, annuities, variable annuities, REITS, master limited partnerships, private equity deals, CDs, royalties, spin-offs, even peer-to-peer lending – to name just a few.

I looked at them all. And the massive reams of data I looked at had to be analyzed in real time. I could not have managed this without incredibly powerful computers and lightning-fast network connections set up in my offices, all processing multiple data feeds.

The research took years, but after all my analysis, the numbers kept pointing me to the same conclusion.

What I uncovered with my Accelerated Income Project 2021 is the best of all worlds — the potential for more consistency, more safety, and big yields. I call them my accelerated income generators.

To really understand what they are, and my strategy in finding them, I’ve decided to hold an online presentation this Wednesday, June 30, at 7 p.m. Eastern, to explain the full details.

The presentation I’ll detail could hold the key to helping solve America’s retirement crisis and help supplement income while America gets back to work.

Simply click here to get your name on the list for this exclusive presentation.

Signed:
Louis Navellier

P.S. Don’t miss this special event, the Accelerated Income Project 2021.

This Wednesday, June 30, at 7 p.m. Eastern, I will unveil my incredible new research geared toward putting massive, consistent cash payouts into the pockets of everyday Americans, like clockwork.

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Bringing Speed to Your Portfolio

Ever since The New York Times called me “an icon among growth investors,” people think of me as a growth stock guy. And it’s true that I’ve spent my career helping investors discover quality high-growth stocks that can deliver extraordinary returns.

I’ve also been recognized in MarketWatch as “the adviser who recommended Google before anyone else,” within months of its 2004 IPO.

And all the while, I’ve stuck with what I’m good at: picking stocks. Specifically, I’ve focused relentlessly on deploying my proven system. The result has been some incredible wins over the years, like Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM), up as much as 6,561% since my recommendation… Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), up as much as 941%… and Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), up as much as 7,280%.

But during all this, I have remained obsessed with improving one piece of my method: speed.

And by speed, I mean faster gains.

I want to get my clients to reap the same kinds of big returns – double- and triple-digit gains – but in months instead of years. And, I still want to do it without taking on any excessive risk.

No options trading. No penny stocks.

I knew that if I could solve this, it would be a game-changer for investors everywhere.

Here’s Why That’s So Important Now

The economy is roaring back to life as the threat of the pandemic ebbs, and that will be very apparent in the second-quarter numbers. As part of my new Accelerated Income Project 2021, we’ll focus on companies that can post positive second-quarter results. The stock market will grow bumpier as it narrows and demands the crème de la crème in the upcoming weeks.

Even worse, income is all but nonexistent in the traditional quarters, like the bond market; forget it. 1.45% on the 10-year Treasury is just not worth your time! And with the Federal Reserve expected to keep interest rates low for at least another two years, this is going to be a problem for those trying to earn extra income… especially those looking to retire soon.

According to a recent survey, only 10% of folks have enough money to last them until their 80s. And more than 10,000 Americans reach the age of 65 every day.

That gap needs to get filled somehow!

So, I’m setting out on a new project: To find a method that can put thousands of dollars of cash into the hands of everyday Americans quickly and consistently.

I’m finally ready to share what I’ve found. During my special presentation this Wednesday, June 30, at 7 p.m. Eastern time of the Accelerated Income Project 2021, I’m going to give you a sneak peek at this new income breakthrough…

It’s a way to generate massive, consistent, hold-in-your-hand cash payouts from the markets… starting with only a small initial investment.

It’s already proving to be such a retirement game changer that it could even be the “ultimate solution” to America’s retirement crisis.

I created a short video explaining what it’s all about.

Just click the link above to watch what I put together. If you like what you see, then be sure to join me for the Accelerated Income Project 2021 event. You’ll get your name on the list to attend simply by clicking here.

Attendance is 100% free, no strings attached. I hope to see you there on Wednesday!

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

Louis Navellier
I might be better known as “the growth guy,” and that hasn’t changed – but when I say “income,” I really mean it. My new, unique income project could mean an extra $50,000 in your pocket.

Six days from now, on Wednesday, June 30, for the first time ever, I will reveal my Accelerated Income Project 2021 — a bold new initiative I guarantee will hand you 20 payout opportunities of $2,500 ($50,000 in total) or more over the next 12 months.

Click here for initial details.

Note: The Editor hereby discloses that as of the date of this email, the Editor, directly or indirectly, owned the following securities that are the subject of the commentary, analysis, opinions, advice, or recommendations in, or which are otherwise mentioned in, the essay set forth below:

Amazon (AMZN)

Weekly Upgrades and Downgrades

During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities. And today’s blog post should be a great place to start. After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 73 big blue chips. Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.

This Week’s Ratings Changes:

Upgraded: From Hold to Buy
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. B C B
APTV Aptiv PLC B C B
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. B C B
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited B B B
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. B B B
DOCU DocuSign, Inc. B B B
DRE Duke Realty Corporation C B B
HAL Halliburton Company B C B
INTU Intuit Inc. B C B
MAA Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. B D B
MDB MongoDB, Inc. Class A B C B
NDAQ Nasdaq, Inc. B C B
NTAP NetApp, Inc. B C B
PPD PPD, Inc. B B B
SJM J.M. Smucker Company B D B
TMUS T-Mobile US, Inc. B C B
TRGP Targa Resources Corp. B B B
TTWO Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. B C B
ZBRA Zebra Technologies Corporation Class A B B B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AKAM Akamai Technologies, Inc. C C C
AME AMETEK, Inc. C C C
ANET Arista Networks, Inc. C C C
ANTM Anthem, Inc. C C C
AON Aon Plc Class A C C C
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. C D C
AVLR Avalara Inc C C C
BF.A Brown-Forman Corporation Class A C C C
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. C C C
CCI Crown Castle International Corp C D C
CSGP CoStar Group, Inc. C C C
DPZ Domino’s Pizza, Inc. C D C
EBAY eBay Inc. C C C
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV D C C
HSIC Henry Schein, Inc. D C C
ICLR ICON Plc C C C
IEX IDEX Corporation C C C
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. C C C
NTCO Natura & Co Holding SA Sponsored ADR C C C
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S Sponsored ADR Class B C C C
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA Sponsored ADR D C C
PG Procter & Gamble Company C C C
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. D B C
TECH Bio-Techne Corporation C C C
WORK Slack Technologies, Inc. Class A C C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAL American Airlines Group, Inc. C C C
ATH Athene Holding Ltd. Class A C C C
CCK Crown Holdings, Inc. C C C
GFL GFL Environmental Inc B C C
IR Ingersoll Rand Inc. C C C
LEN Lennar Corporation Class A C B C
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. C C C
MU Micron Technology, Inc. B C C
NTES NetEase, Inc. Sponsored ADR C C C
PKG Packaging Corporation of America C C C
PKI PerkinElmer, Inc. C B C
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. C C C
SUZ Suzano SA Sponsored ADR C B C
WY Weyerhaeuser Company C B C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BP BP p.l.c. Sponsored ADR D C D
DAL Delta Air Lines, Inc. D D D
IPGP IPG Photonics Corporation D C D
LYV Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. D C D
NOW ServiceNow, Inc. D C D
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation D C D
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation D D D
PEAK Healthpeak Properties, Inc. D C D
PUK Prudential plc Sponsored ADR D C D
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc D C D
RDS.A Royal Dutch Shell Plc Sponsored ADR Class A D C D
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc Sponsored ADR D D D
TCOM Trip.com Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR D C D
UAL United Airlines Holdings, Inc. C D D
WRB W. R. Berkley Corporation D B D

To stay on top of my latest stock ratings, plug your holdings into Portfolio Grader, my proprietary stock screening tool. You may get started here.

Sincerely,
Louis Navellier

Louis Navellier

Weekly Upgrades and Downgrades

During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities. And today’s blog post should be a great place to start. After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 128 big blue chips. Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.

This Week’s Ratings Changes:

Upgraded: From Hold to Buy
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAP Advance Auto Parts, Inc. B C B
AFG American Financial Group, Inc. B B B
ALB Albemarle Corporation B D B
ATH Athene Holding Ltd. Class A C B B
CBRE CBRE Group, Inc. Class A B C B
CMCSA Comcast Corporation Class A B C B
DIS Walt Disney Company B D B
DISCK Discovery, Inc. Class C B C B
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Class A B B B
GE General Electric Company B C B
GGG Graco Inc. B B B
GLPI Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. B B B
GRMN Garmin Ltd. B C B
INFO IHS Markit Ltd. B D B
IQV IQVIA Holdings Inc B B B
KB KB Financial Group Inc. Sponsored ADR B C B
KEY KeyCorp C B B
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation B B B
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. B C B
NDAQ Nasdaq, Inc. B C B
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation B C B
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. B B B
PRAH PRA Health Sciences, Inc. B C B
PSA Public Storage A D B
PTC PTC Inc. B C B
RJF Raymond James Financial, Inc. B B B
RMD ResMed Inc. B C B
RS Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. B B B
RY Royal Bank of Canada B C B
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. B B B
TROW T. Rowe Price Group B B B
TT Trane Technologies plc B C B
VMC Vulcan Materials Company B C B
VTR Ventas, Inc. B C B
ZNGA Zynga Inc. Class A B C B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALL Allstate Corporation D B C
AME AMETEK, Inc. C C C
AON Aon Plc Class A D C C
APD Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. C C C
BLL Ball Corporation D B C
BRO Brown & Brown, Inc. D C C
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. Sponsored ADR C C C
CB Chubb Limited C C C
CBOE Cboe Global Markets Inc C C C
CDW CDW Corp. D C C
CRM salesforce.com, inc. D C C
DAL Delta Air Lines, Inc. C D C
DVA DaVita Inc. C C C
EDU New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. Sponsored ADR D C C
EQNR Equinor ASA Sponsored ADR C C C
FAST Fastenal Company C C C
GDS GDS Holdings Ltd. Sponsored ADR Class A C C C
GIS General Mills, Inc. D C C
HEI.A HEICO Corporation Class A C D C
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. C C C
ICLR ICON Plc C C C
ILMN Illumina, Inc. C C C
ISRG Intuitive Surgical, Inc. C C C
L Loews Corporation D B C
MAA Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. C D C
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. C C C
MOH Molina Healthcare, Inc. C D C
MPW Medical Properties Trust, Inc. C C C
MTB M&T Bank Corporation D C C
NEE NextEra Energy, Inc. D B C
O Realty Income Corporation C D C
PEAK Healthpeak Properties, Inc. D B C
PEGA Pegasystems Inc. D C C
PLD Prologis, Inc. D C C
PM Philip Morris International Inc. C C C
RDY Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. Sponsored ADR C C C
ROL Rollins, Inc. D B C
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR C C C
SPGI S&P Global, Inc. C C C
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation C C C
UAL United Airlines Holdings, Inc. C D C
UNH UnitedHealth Group Incorporated D C C
WELL Welltower, Inc. C C C
WORK Slack Technologies, Inc. Class A C C C
WRB W. R. Berkley Corporation D B C
ZTS Zoetis, Inc. Class A C C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ATVI Activision Blizzard, Inc. C C C
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. C C C
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited C C C
CVNA Carvana Co. Class A B C C
EBAY eBay Inc. C B C
HAL Halliburton Company C C C
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated C C C
HD Home Depot, Inc. C C C
IMO Imperial Oil Limited B D C
IPG Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. B C C
KMX CarMax, Inc. C C C
KR Kroger Co. B D C
MPLX MPLX LP B C C
NEM Newmont Corporation C C C
NTAP NetApp, Inc. C C C
OKTA Okta, Inc. Class A B C C
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. C C C
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. B C C
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. C B C
SHOP Shopify, Inc. Class A C B C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. Sponsored ADR C C C
SUZ Suzano SA Sponsored ADR C B C
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. C B C
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc Class A C B C
WLK Westlake Chemical Corporation C C C
WPM Wheaton Precious Metals Corp D C C
XPO XPO Logistics, Inc. C B C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. D B D
ADSK Autodesk, Inc. D B D
APH Amphenol Corporation Class A D C D
CNI Canadian National Railway Company D C D
CPB Campbell Soup Company D C D
CPRT Copart, Inc. D C D
DBX Dropbox, Inc. Class A D C D
GIB CGI Inc. Class A D C D
INTU Intuit Inc. D D D
KEP Korea Electric Power Corporation Sponsored ADR D C D
LBTYK Liberty Global Plc Class C D C D
MASI Masimo Corporation D C D
MO Altria Group Inc D C D
NGG National Grid plc Sponsored ADR D C D
SLB Schlumberger NV D C D
STM STMicroelectronics NV ADR RegS D B D
TDOC Teladoc Health, Inc. D D D
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. D C D
WCN Waste Connections, Inc. D C D
YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. D C D

To stay on top of my latest stock ratings, plug your holdings into Portfolio Grader, my proprietary stock screening tool. You may get started here.

Sincerely,
Louis Navellier

Louis Navellier

Why This Solar Stock Hit a New 52-Week High Yesterday

Even with the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 was still a strong year for renewable energy. In the first quarter of 2020, renewable energy increased 1.5% from the same quarter a year ago. The rise was thanks in part to a 3% bump in renewable electricity generation and more wind availability in the U.S. and Europe.

The growing demand was evident in the Invesco Solar ETF‘s (TAN) parabolic rise, which tracks renewable energy stocks. From December 31, 2019 to December 30, 2020, TAN surged a stunning 234%.

And it doesn’t look like the renewable energy sector will be slowing down anytime soon.

By 2027, the renewable energy market is estimated to be worth $2.9 billion, an 8.53% compound annual growth rate, according to Market Research Future. The reality is there’s been a big push for clean energy in recent years. 80% of the world’s biggest economies have pledged to be net zero by 2050. 284 multinational companies also pledged to be 100% clean energy.

This includes Amazon (AMZN), whose goal is to run on “100% renewable energy” by 2025. Recently, company management announced that it is buying 380 megawatts (MW) of wind energy from wind farm Hollandse Kust Noord. The plant is set to be operational by 2023, and it’s estimated to generate 3.3 TWh (terawatt hours) each year.

Goldman Sachs (GS) has gone so far as to state that “Renewable power will become the largest area of spending in the energy industry in 2021 … we see a total investment opportunity of up to $16 trillion by 2030.”

Here in the U.S., the renewable energy sector is set to benefit from the Biden administration’s clean energy initiative, as it is wants to invest nearly $2 trillion in clean energy. So, there’s a lot of funds coming this industry’s way.

A Growing Solar Inverter Market

Personally, I’m most interested in the solar inverter market, which is forecasted to rise 15.45% at a compound annual growth rate, according to Market Research Future.

Solar homes are now mandated in California for new home construction, and electricity is typically sold back to the electricity grid at very low rates. But with the California electricity grid no longer reliable during fire season, more businesses and homeowners are looking to store their electricity in backup systems. These backup systems are also vital for electric vehicles in California and in other major solar markets.

These shifts in the solar energy industry bode particularly well for Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH), which is also TAN’s biggest holding. This fundamentally superior company was founded back in March 2006, but Enphase Energy made a name for itself in June 2008 when it developed the first microinverter system.

Simply put, microinverters sit underneath solar panels and convert all the sunshine to actual electricity for homes and businesses. So, they’re vital to the solar energy industry. And by September 2011, Enphase Energy had shipped one million microinverters. Today, Enphase Energy operates in 21 countries around the world, has more than 300 issued patents and has shipped more than 23 million microinverters globally.

The stock has been on fire over the past year, soaring 562% between December 31, 2019 and December 30, 2020 – more than doubling TAN’s performance!

And it tacked on even more gains following its blowout earnings report on Tuesday.

During its fourth quarter, revenue jumped 26.1% year-over-year to $264.84 million, up from $210.03 million in the same quarter a year ago. Earnings increased 28.2% year-over-year to $0.51 per share, which compares to $0.39 per share in the fourth quarter of 2019. The consensus estimate called for earnings of $0.40 per share on $254.8 million in revenue, so ENPH posted a 27.5% earnings surprise and a 3.9% revenue surprise.

For full-year 2020, Enphase Energy achieved earnings of $1.37 per share and revenue of $774.43 million, or 44.2% annual earnings growth and 24% annual revenue growth. These results also topped analysts’ estimates for earnings of $1.27 per share and revenue of $764.46 million.

Looking forward to the first quarter in fiscal year 2021, Enphase Energy expects revenue between $280 million and $300 million. That’s up from revenue of $205.54 million in the first quarter of 2020 and nicely higher than analysts’ current estimates for first-quarter revenue of $259.84 million.

The stock rallied 14% to a new 52-week high of $229.03 yesterday, and I don’t expect its momentum to slow down anytime soon given the incredible growth expected in the sector.

Thanks to my Project Mastermind system, my Accelerated Profits subscribers have been able to enjoy ENPH’s ride higher, as it flagged this stock back in March 2020. The reality is that this system finds fundamentally superior stocks, i.e., stocks with increasing sales and earnings growth and positive guidance, and my Accelerated Profits subscribers reap the rewards.

Of course, ENPH isn’t the only stock my Project Mastermind system has found. In fact, just this past Tuesday, I released a Buy Alert for two brand-new recommendations based on my Project Mastermind system’s findings. Both stocks recently reported triple-digit earnings grow for the most-recent quarter and posted double-digit earnings surprises. Even better: Both companies also have triple-digit forecasted earnings growth.

These stocks have trekking nicely higher in recent weeks, but it’s not too late to jump in. Both names are still under my buy limit prices, so now is the time to join Accelerated Profits before these stocks really take off.

To learn more about my Project Mastermind system and my latest buy recommendations – I’ve recommended six in the past three weeks! – click here now.

Note: The Editor hereby discloses that as of the date of this email, the Editor, directly or indirectly, owns the following securities that are the subject of the commentary, analysis, opinions, advice, or recommendations in, or which are otherwise mentioned in, the essay set forth below:

Amazon (AMZN), Enphase Energy (ENPH)

Why the Stock Market Sold Off on Monday

Wall Street certainly rang in the New Year on a mixed note!

After rallying to new record highs at the market’s open on Monday, Wall Street’s mood turned sour. As a result, the stock market reversed course, and the three major indices plunged more than 2% in the early afternoon before rebounding into the close and trading relatively steady today.

During any big selloff, it’s important to watch the selling volume. If the volume builds, then the selling will intensify. Luckily, that wasn’t the case yesterday. The volume was light, so the pullback looked more like a market pause and a good buying opportunity for fundamentally superior stocks.

The reality is there’s still a bit of uncertainty circling Wall Street right now. The biggest concern is that Alibaba (BABA) CEO Jack Ma is missing. In addition, there’s been some back-and-forth about delisting three Chinese companies – China Mobile (CHL), China Telecom (CHA) and China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd. (CHU) – because of their military ties. The NYSE announced the decision on December 31 to delist, but abruptly made an “about face” yesterday.

Details behind the decision are sparse. The NYSE stated, “In light of further consultation with relevant regulatory authorities with Office of Foreign Asset Control FAQ 857, the New York Stock Exchange LLC (“NYSE”) announced today that NYSE Regulation no longer intends to move forward with the delisting in relation to the three issuers…”

Another issue is that the Atlanta Fed revised their GDP growth estimates for the fourth quarter down significantly. The Fed last estimated GDP growth of 10.4%, but that was lowered to 8.6% yesterday. The downward revision isn’t too surprising following the states reinstating lockdowns and coronavirus protocols after the spike in coronavirus cases. Clearly, the lockdowns are weighing on the U.S. economy, as consumers are still hesitant to open their wallets.

With all that said, I remain bullish on the stock market.

The reality is that the earnings environment will improve dramatically in 2021. Year-over-year comparisons for earnings and sales should be particularly favorable for the first two quarters of 2021. You may recall that the global pandemic significantly hindered economic growth and business prosperity during the first six months of 2020. As a result, it will be easier for companies to achieve strong results in the first two quarters of 2021.

The analysts at FactSet agree: The S&P 500 is expected to achieve year-over-year earnings growth of 22.1% in full-year 2021. That’s well above the 10-year average growth rate of 10%.

I should also add that every new president is given a 100-day honeymoon, which likely means President-elect Biden and his administration will receive little criticism during the first 100 days of his presidency. The Biden administration is also not expected to significantly increase income taxes during the first couple years, given the precarious nature of the U.S. economic recovery.

The outcome of the Georgia senate races this month could impact tax policy. But if the Republicans maintain control of the Senate, I do not expect an increase in the favorable tax rates on qualified dividends or capital gains.

And we can’t forget that the Fed will be keeping interest rates at or near zero through 2023. The 10-year Treasury yield remains below 1%. In comparison, the Dow and S&P 500 yield 2.51% and 1.82%, respectively. So, yield-hungry investors will continue to chase dividend-paying stocks.

The bottom line: There are a lot of factors that should get the stock market firing on all cylinders again.

Preparing for a Prosperous New Year

With that in mind, I look for fundamentally superior stocks to step into the spotlight in January and lead the market higher in 2021. My Platinum Growth Club Model Portfolio stocks are directly in line to prosper, given that they are characterized by at least double-digit earnings growth and have benefited from positive analyst revisions in recent months. So, as investors return to their trading desks, I look for my Platinum Growth Club Model Portfolio stocks to continue to meander higher.

It’s why I made several changes to my Platinum Growth Club Model Portfolio last week to ensure that my Platinum Growth Club subscribers are well-positioned to profit in the New Year, including selling four stocks and adding eight new names.

If you’re interested in my latest recommendations and want to get into position to take advantage of the coming strength with fundamentally superior stocks, now is the time to join me here at Platinum Growth Club. Currently, I have more than 100 stocks across all my services to choose from, and as a Platinum Growth Club subscriber, you have full access to each and every one.

Of course, you don’t have to invest in all 100+ stocks to grow and prosper this year. If you’d rather start small, I have you covered there, too. My Platinum Growth Club also comes with my exclusive Model Portfolio. I handpick all of my Model Portfolio recommendations from my different services – Growth Investor, Breakthrough Stocks and Accelerated Profits – so you can rest assured that you’re always invested in the crème de la crème.

If you’re interested, please click here for full details. And if you decide to join today, not only will you have instant access to all of my recommendations, but you’ll be just in time for my first Platinum Growth Club Live Chat Event of 2021, scheduled for next Monday, January 11, at noon. I will be covering several topics, including my latest thoughts on the current market environment. I will also take some time at the end to answer subscriber questions. So, if you join me at Platinum Growth Club today, you can send me your questions early.

Sign up here now so you don’t miss out!

Note: On Monday, I released my latest Portfolio Grader 500, a quarterly list of some of the best and worst stocks on the stock market right now. In it, you have access to 250 A- and B-rated powerhouses and 250 D- and F-rated sell immediately stocks. As a valued Platinum Growth Club subscriber, this reference guide is yours free. Read it here now.

The Editor hereby discloses that as of the date of this email, the Editor, directly or indirectly, owns the following securities that are the subject of the commentary, analysis, opinions, advice, or recommendations in, or which are otherwise mentioned in, the essay set forth below:

Alibaba (BABA)

Weekly Upgrades and Downgrades

During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities. And today’s blog post should be a great place to start. After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 74 big blue chips. Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.

This Week’s Ratings Changes:

Upgraded: From Hold to Buy
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ACN Accenture Plc Class A B C B
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. B C B
ANSS ANSYS, Inc. B C B
CMI Cummins Inc. B C B
DHI D.R. Horton, Inc. B B B
EDU New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. Sponsored ADR B C B
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Class A B C B
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. B C B
FBHS Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. B B B
LEN Lennar Corporation Class A B B B
NLOK NortonLifeLock Inc. B C B
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S Sponsored ADR Class B B C B
ORCL Oracle Corporation B C B
PAGS PagSeguro Digital Ltd. Class A B C B
SRPT Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. B D B
STM STMicroelectronics NV ADR RegS B C B
WHR Whirlpool Corporation B B B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AES AES Corporation C D C
BCH Banco de Chile Sponsored ADR C C C
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company D C C
CNHI CNH Industrial NV C C C
COO Cooper Companies, Inc. C D C
CRH CRH Plc Sponsored ADR C C C
DD DuPont de Nemours, Inc. C D C
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. C B C
ELAN Elanco Animal Health, Inc. C D C
HEI HEICO Corporation C C C
INCY Incyte Corporation C D C
IT Gartner, Inc. D C C
KEP Korea Electric Power Corporation Sponsored ADR C C C
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV C D C
MA Mastercard Incorporated Class A C D C
MCD McDonald’s Corporation C C C
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. D C C
RSG Republic Services, Inc. C C C
SUI Sun Communities, Inc. D B C
TCOM Trip.com Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR D B C
TFX Teleflex Incorporated C C C
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc C D C
WAT Waters Corporation C D C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AZN Astrazeneca PLC Sponsored ADR C B C
BF.A Brown-Forman Corporation Class A C C C
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. C B C
CCK Crown Holdings, Inc. C B C
GDDY GoDaddy, Inc. Class A C C C
GM General Motors Company C A C
GRMN Garmin Ltd. C B C
GWRE Guidewire Software, Inc. C B C
HTHT Huazhu Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR B D C
LN LINE Corp. Sponsored ADR C C C
MCHP Microchip Technology Incorporated C C C
MKC.V McCormick & Company, Incorporated C C C
NWS News Corporation Class B C C C
ON ON Semiconductor Corporation C B C
PKX POSCO Sponsored ADR C C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ANTM Anthem, Inc. D C D
APO Apollo Global Management Inc. Class A D C D
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Class A D D D
BTI British American Tobacco PLC Sponsored ADR D C D
CI Cigna Corporation D C D
DISH DISH Network Corporation Class A D B D
DTE DTE Energy Company D C D
EQH Equitable Holdings, Inc. D D D
ES Eversource Energy D C D
HAL Halliburton Company D C D
NTR Nutrien Ltd. D D D
OTEX Open Text Corporation D B D
PM Philip Morris International Inc. D C D
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. Class B D C D
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. D C D
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited D D D
TXT Textron Inc. D C D
VIAC ViacomCBS Inc. Class B D B D
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. D C D

To stay on top of my latest stock ratings, plug your holdings into Portfolio Grader, my proprietary stock screening tool. You may get started here.

Sincerely,
Louis Navellier

Louis Navellier

Buy These 3 Hypergrowth Stocks to Play the Hydrogen Economy’s $11 TRILLION Breakout

If there’s one trend Wall Street is growing more excited about, it’s electric vehicles (EVs). For years, Tesla (TSLA) reigned supreme, making it a go-to name for investors interested in the EV space. However, it’s now facing fierce competition in Europe and is no longer in the number-one spot.

While some folks are trying to find the next big EV winner, there’s another burgeoning trend that’s flown mostly under the radar, but is also set to offer a wealth of opportunity for folks who are in-the-know. I’m talking about hydrogen fuel.

My InvestorPlace colleague Luke Lango, an expert on this topic, is calling this trend the “Hydrogen Economy.” I’ve read his research, and I have to say, I am mighty impressed.

If you’re interested in Luke’s thoughts and would like to learn more about this economy, as well as his picks for the three best hydrogen stocks to play the potential growth, I encourage you to read his article below. I hope you enjoy it!

Today, electric vehicles are all the hype.

They have morphed into the epicenter of the world’s shift to cut carbon emissions dramatically and rapidly, and sprint into a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future.

But electric vehicles weren’t always at the epicenter of the Clean Energy Revolution…

Back in 2003, hydrogen was the talk of the town.

Then President U.S. George W. Bush said in his 2003 State of the Union address that “the first car driven by a child born today could be powered by hydrogen and pollution-free.

He was half-right. There are a lot of pollution-free cars out there today. Many children born back in 2003 are driving them. But, for the most part, they are powered by electric batteries, not hydrogen fuel cells.

Where did hydrogen go wrong?

In the words of Matthew Blieske, Shell’s global hydrogen product manager: “… there was always something missing.

In the early 2000s, hydrogen fuel cells were hyped up for their ability to reduce energy dependence, at a time when crude oil prices were north of $50 and rising. But, falling oil prices in the late 2000s/early 2010s sapped some of this hype, and dramatically slowed the Clean Energy Revolution.

Then, once the world started getting serious about decarbonization again in the back-half of the 2010s, hydrogen was but one of many zero-emission energy sources out there, alongside solar, wind, and electric batteries.

Relative to those other energy sources, hydrogen has proven to be less efficient and more expensive.

That’s because hydrogen – while the most abundant element in the universe – doesn’t exist in its pure form on Earth. So, producing hydrogen requires a complex, multi-step process, which results in significant electricity loss and requires tons of added infrastructure and dollars.

Not to mention, to offset these extra costs, most companies have turned to producing hydrogen from cheap natural gas – meaning most hydrogen isn’t zero-emissions at all anymore.

Net net, here we are in 2020, and hydrogen has gone from the epicenter of the Clean Energy Revolution to niche afterthought.

But that’s all about to change…

The Hydrogen Economy is on the cusp of an enormous tipping point.

For the first time in hydrogen’s long and choppy history, all the stars have aligned for the clean energy source to finally come into its own.

The global political stage is set for mass decarbonization over the next decade, as every country works towards a net-zero emissions target…

Economies of scale have led to the cost of hydrogen fuel cells dropping 60% over the past decade. Deloitte expects hydrogen fuel cell costs to drop below electric battery and combustion engine costs in just a few years…

Technological advancements and falling renewable energy costs have led to a new era of scalable “Green Hydrogen” production, wherein hydrogen is cost-effectively produced from renewable energy sources, like solar and wind…

In other words, all the drivers have finally shown up to the party at the same time.

In the words of Blieske: “[In the past] there was a policy missing, or the technology wasn’t quite ready, or people were not so serious about decarbonization. We don’t see those barriers anymore.”

With those barriers removed, the Hydrogen Economy will tip into its long overdue renaissance in the 2020s, creating what Morgan Stanley sees as an $11 TRILLION hydrogen market in the coming decades.

Where will all this hypergrowth come from?

In high-usage and long-range energy and transportation markets, where hydrogen’s advantages over electric batteries shine brightest.

You see… battery electricity beats hydrogen when it comes to cost, efficiency, safety, and public roads infrastructure. To that extent, battery electricity will likely be the dominant clean energy source for passenger cars and last-mile delivery vans.

But hydrogen – thanks to its unmatched energy density as a result of being the lightest element in the universe – beats battery electricity when it comes to range, recharging times, and emissions. So, in heavy-usage and long-range situations, hydrogen is the better renewable energy source. To that extent, hydrogen fuel cells will likely be the dominant clean energy source for industry, cross-country haul, and stationary.

Think forklifts in warehouses… trucks that have to travel across the country, and ships that have to travel across oceans… data-centers that have to be “always on.”

Hydrogen fuel cells are on the cusp of disrupting those industries over the next decade, much as electric batteries are on the cusp of disrupting passenger vehicles.

Who is at the forefront of this multi-trillion-dollar disruption?

Plug Power (PLUG). The company started out by supplying hydrogen fuel cells for forklifts to warehouse operators like Walmart and Amazon. Now, Plug Power is morphing into an all-in-one, vertically-integrated Green Hydrogen powerhouse at the epicenter of the Hydrogen Economy.

Needless to say, Plug Power stock is a long-term winner.

But other names are also interesting in this hypergrowth space…

Like Ballard Power (BLDP), who is making hydrogen fuel cells for buses, trucks, and trains. And Bloom Energy (BE), who is creating energy “boxes” powered by green hydrogen to help replace grid power.

Between these three hypergrowth stocks, you have three of the highest-quality plays on the multi-trillion-dollar Hydrogen Revolution. You also have three stocks that could easily rise several hundred percent in the 2020s.

Hypergrowth investors should take a good hard look at these three emerging hydrogen stocks.

Sincerely,

Signed:
Luke Lango

Note: The Editor (Louis Navellier) hereby discloses that as of the date of this email, the Editor (Louis Navellier), directly or indirectly, owns the following securities that are the subject of the commentary, analysis, opinions, advice, or recommendations in, or which are otherwise mentioned in, the essay set forth below:

Plug Power (PLUG)

What 2020 Can Teach Us About Investing in 2021

If there’s one thing we can all agree on right now, it’s that we’re ready for 2021.

This year has been one of surprises – most of them unpleasant.

It seems forever ago now, but 2020 actually got off to a great start. The Dow rose to an all-time high in the first seven weeks, employment was strong, and the U.S. economy was rolling along.

Then, COVID-19 hit the world like a meteor from outer space. The resulting lockdowns created one of the biggest, fastest declines in market history… which was followed by huge government stimulus, a belief that COVID-19 infections had peaked, and a massive stock rally.

To add to the confusion, we had a summer of social unrest and protests across the country.

And we just experienced one of the most contentious elections in American history.

It’s all enough to make your head spin.

But at least one thing worked out just as well as we hoped…

Exactly one year ago, my InvestorPlace colleague Matt McCall and I introduced Power Portfolio 2020 with a single goal in mind – to provide our members with a robust, diversified stock portfolio that would crush the market.

We recently closed the portfolio with massive gains of 35%, which blew away the Dow’s 6% return in the same timeframe.

Yes, the portfolio got hit with everything else when the pandemic burst on the scene, but our goal was to invest in high-quality stocks and hold them for the year. Those stocks rebounded an average of 175% from their lows, and to say our portfolio reached our goal of beating the market by 200% is a huge understatement.

And now, we’re looking ahead to 2021.

What do our research and computer models tell us about the opportunities and dangers ahead?

Can we beat or even exceed last year’s world-class performance?

What impact will a new administration have on the economy and stocks?

What will happen when we finally get COVID-19 behind us?

These are all important questions, and we’re going to give you our answers and expectations in our Early Warning Summit 2021 next Thursday, December 17, at 7 p.m. ET. It’s free to attend, all you have to do is click here to reserve your seat.

What we’ll share that night will affect much more than just stocks. It involves the entire economy, your job, your financial well-being, and so much more.

One of the real highlights for us this past year was the opportunity to combine our two very different systems for such powerful profits. There’s more than one way to uncover big market winners!

I’m a numbers guy, and I focus on the details, like earnings and sales growth, that signal whether a company’s stock is about to take off. Matt is more of a “top down” or “big trend” investor, though he dives way down into company specifics.

Both strategies work. But last year we learned that when we combined our strategies – when we both agree on a stock – the results are even more incredible.

We enjoyed working together, and our members made a lot of money. So we’ve been researching, meeting, and hammering out our expectations for next year. That’s what we’ll talk about at our Early Warning Summit 2021.

We can’t cover everything here, but let’s just say our computer models and research have us very excited about what’s to come. We’ve identified the biggest trends that will have the largest and most immediate impact on the coming year… and how to take advantage.

We’ll talk about some of these in the coming days leading up to the event, so keep an eye on your email.

In the meantime, be sure to RSVP now and let us know you’re coming. We can’t wait to see you next Thursday.

Note: To celebrate our success in 2020 and help you prepare for 2021, Matt McCall and I are holding an Early Warning Summit 2021 next Thursday, December 17, at 7 p.m. ET.

We’ll be talking about the big market moves we see impacting stocks in 2021 and why you must start preparing BEFORE January 1.

You’ll also learn a way you could beat the market by 6X or more – no matter what unfolds over the next 12 – from a group of highly selective stocks.

The event is free to attend, and I highly encourage you to sign up now.

If you have any money in the market at all, this is information you need.

 

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