Here are some profitable growth stocks to put on your radar
Mall investors want to buy stocks of fast-growing companies but are understandably nervous about investing in companies that are losing money. In this crazy live Video clip, recorded on January 27Fool.com contributors Matt Frankel, Travis Hoium, Rick Munarriz and Jose Najarro discuss some of their favorite profitable growth stocks worth checking out right now.
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Travis Houm: The top five growth companies that are profitable. Ideas here. After report, how not to love Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) at present? You don’t see Microsoft as a growth stock? But it is a growth stock.
Matt Frankel: I would say Reached (NASDAQ: UPST). Many people don’t realize that Upstart is a profitable business and has been for years. A lot of people think of them as a growth company at all costs, but that’s really not the case. If you want profitability and growth, this is a good place to look.
Jose Najarro: Travis made a great point where a lot of people, when you think of growth stocks, you think of these small cap companies. But some of the big players, Microsoft, a $2 trillion company, I think their cloud market has grown by almost 30%, I think, which is impressive. For me, heavily on semiconductors, I’m a huge Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) fan. This is the one I find fun. I think it’s almost a half-trillion-plus-dollar business. After the price reaction, I am still enjoying these prices.
Rick Munarriz: Yeah, when it comes to profitable businesses, I think there are a lot of interesting profitable businesses, like Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) is profitable. netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) for everything he went through last week, is profitable. But I think there’s also – and again, not to say there’s four of us here, so we have different opinions – Travis, when you mentioned Microsoft, my only concern with Microsoft, and I think Microsoft is a company that has exceeded the expectations of anyone who said, “Oh, Microsoft, yes, yawn.” My concern now is because of the whole ActivisionBlizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) acquisition that they say they have until, I think, June 2023. That won’t happen until.
For nearly a year and a half, it’s a company that won’t be able to buy anything else because it knows it can’t upset antitrust regulators. And they’re going to be stuck in a mode where, “What do we do now?” While everyone is basically saying, “Hey, look at this whole thing. It’s a sale.” Microsoft is going to be stuck out in the penalty box for a year and a half and can’t shop at a time when a lot of these cash-rich companies, or at least the stock-rich asset companies that might come in and buy stuff, will be held. But yes, Microsoft is an amazing company.
Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a board member of The Motley Fool. Jose Najarro owns Microsoft, Nvidia and Roku. Matthew Frankel, CFP® has no position in the stocks mentioned. Rick Munarriz owns Netflix and Roku. Travis Hoium has no position in the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns and endorses Activision Blizzard, Microsoft, Netflix, Nvidia, Roku, and Upstart Holdings, Inc. The Motley Fool has a Disclosure Policy.
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