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Stock Recommendation Tracker

The Stock Recommendation Tracker is a table that features all of the current recommendations in all of our portfolios. It’s a quick way for you to see what stocks are currently in our portfolios and will highlight new additions or any changes to our recommendations over the previous week. We include this table at the bottom of the Weekly Summary, and provide a link here at the top to the Stock Recommendations Tracker.

Cabot Weekly Review (Video)

In this week’s stock market video, In this week’s video, Tyler Laundon talks about whipsaws in the market over the past week and tries to put the market’s moves into context with what’s happened during (and after) previous invasions. He then moves on to a number of stocks in different sectors, including some growth and some growth + value, that could do well if the market gets back in gear.


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Cabot Growth Investor

Bi-weekly Update March 3: Remain defensive. The market has continued to make some positive baby steps, and believe it or not, a couple of strong up days from here could bring some green lights from an intermediate-term perspective. But at this point, the majority of evidence and our indicators remain negative—we’re as ready as anyone to hop on some fresh leaders, but tonight, we’ll once again sit on our hands and let the buyers prove that they can take control.

Bi-weekly Issue February 24: Most people (active investors or otherwise) woke up today with news breaking about Russia’s “official” invasion of Ukraine and the accompanying losses in stock markets around the world caused by a rash of uncertainties, including spiking energy prices, questions about Russia’s ultimate intentions (and responses by other countries) and how it all plays out with a Fed likely to raise rates … before stocks turned tail and actually closed higher.

Cabot Top Ten Trader

Movers & Shakers March 4: After some wild moves last week, including a retest of the late-January lows, the market has quieted down this week, both in terms of net movement (most indexes are plus or minus 1% even after this morning’s slide) and range, though we would point out that growth-oriented funds have generally lagged that tight action.

Weekly Issue February 28: Overall, nothing has changed yet with the major evidence out there—the major indexes and the vast majority of individual stocks are still in downtrends, so we think holding plenty of cash and mostly letting everyone else try to play the wild day-to-day, news-based swings is generally your best court of action. This week’s list is very heavy on the commodity complex, as that’s clearly where the big money has been flowing—we’ve even seen some solid breakouts on volume of late. Our Top Pick is Chesapeake Energy (CHK), which just left behind a multi-month range after releasing superb cash flow forecasts.

Cabot Options Trader and Cabot Options Trader Pro

Note that the current week’s Weekly Update, earnings updates, position updates and stocks on watch are posted on the website in the Market Update section, which is deleted each week.

Cabot Options Trader Alert: March 2: Sell a Third of Existing Position: Sell a Third of your CF May 72.5 Calls for $14.30 or more.

Cabot Options Trader Basic & Pro Position Update March 1: Let’s start here … our FCX and CF positions are making new highs today, somewhat based on the uncertainty surrounding Russia/Ukraine. This is a weird feeling to be making money based on global unrest, but such is trading. With that being said, where do we stand with these positions?

Cabot Options Trader Basic Weekly Review February 28: It was a wild week for the market, as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would “conduct military operations” in eastern Ukraine. This news spooked investors as the indexes fell sharply, and the VIX spiked above 35. The fear was palpable … at least for a few hours. However, as Thursday transitioned from morning to afternoon traders bought the dip, and continued to do so until the closing bell Friday.

Cabot Options Trader Pro Weekly Review February 28: Long positions: CF, DT, FCX, F, UBER

Cabot Undervalued Stocks Advisor

Alert February 25: Today we are raising our price target on Arcos Dorados (ARCO) from 7.50 to 8.50. The company is recovering from the pandemic and looks well-positioned to expand its franchise and profits while continuing to improve its balance sheet. The shares remain undervalued.

Weekly Update February 23: Inflation is surging and the Fed is giving plenty of notice to investors that interest rates are going up. Taking the cue, financial analysts and mainstream news commentators are providing a steady stream of predictions about the size and timing of the upcoming rate hikes. Everyone has time to plan and no one should be surprised when interest rates are officially raised.

Monthly Issue February 2: We comment on a novel motivation that may be behind Putin’s military build-up, and move shares of oil-producer ConocoPhillips (COP) from Buy to Hold. Also, we comment on earnings from Dow (DOW) and Sensata Technologies (ST) and from Barrick’s (GOLD) production update.

Cabot Stock of the Week

Weekly Issue February 28: Tim’s featured stock is Portillo’s (PTLO). Portillo’s (PTLO) is a fast-casual restaurant chain that began in 1963 when Dick Portillo opened the first Portillo’s hot dog stand in Villa Park, IL. He invested $1,100 in the stand, which he called “The Dog House.” Over the years, Portillo’s has become a well-known restaurant brand in the Chicago area. Success has led the company to expand into nearly 70 locations across nine states and to take the company public (IPO was in October).

Cabot Explorer

Bi-weekly Issue March 3: Carl’s new recommendation is Old Ford, New Ford (F). Ford outlined that it expects to produce two million EVs by 2026 and Ford intends $50 billion in EV investment through 2026. The new Ford Model e unit will scale up the automaker’s EV offerings and develop software and connected-vehicle technology and services for all of the company.

Bi-weekly Update February 24: Growth Stocks Reset and Russia Invades Ukraine. The Russian invasion of Ukraine will surely roil markets today and raise uncertainty over the next week. U.S. markets are off about 10% since early January as tech and growth stocks in particular reset their valuations amidst higher expected interest rates and geopolitical risk in Ukraine and Asia.

Cabot Small-Cap Confidential

Monthly Issue March 3: Tyler’s new recommendation Procept BioRobotics (PRCT) is a surgical robotics company specializing in solutions in urology. It invented the AquaBeam Robotic System, an advanced, image-guided, surgical robotic system for use in minimally invasive urologic surgery.

Alert February 25: CS Disco (LAW) reported Q4 results after the close yesterday that surpassed expectations and show the business continuing to gain momentum in the legal software space. Revenue was up 76% to $73.8 million (easily beating consensus of $28.5 million) while adjusted EPS of -$0.10 beat by $0.07.

Weekly Update February 24: It’s been another wild week as we’ve had four companies report quarterly results (two more are on deck tonight) and have seen the situation in Ukraine deteriorate as Russia has invaded the country. We’ve also had the S&P 500 Index officially slip into correction territory (-10% or more).

Alert February 23: Sell One Quarter Sprout Social (SPT). Sell SiTime (SITM). Sprout Social (SPT) reported a terrific Q4 yesterday and offered above-consensus guidance for 2022. Despite the good results and outlook, we’re going to sell another one-quarter position to take our stake down to one half today.

Cabot Dividend Investor

Weekly Update March 2: The market is bouncing around a lot on a road to nowhere. It rallies one day and then sells off again the next. The indexes fell into correction territory when Russia invaded Ukraine and have bounced around the same level since.

Monthly Issue February 9: Tom’s featured stock Discover Financial Services (DFS) is the fourth-largest credit card company in the country and one of the largest in the world. The company issues credit and debit cards, offers consumer banking products and provides loans.

Cabot Early Opportunities

Alert February 23: Sell One Quarter Sprout Social (SPT). Sell SentinelOne (S). Sprout Social (SPT) reported a terrific Q4 yesterday and offered above-consensus guidance for 2022. Despite the good results and outlook, we’re going to sell another one-quarter position to take our stake down to one half today.

Alert February 17: Today is another challenging day in the market, and Allbirds (BIRD) has slipped below the 10.8 level that I’ve been watching as a breaking point for the stock. As a result, I’m moving the stock to sell today. SELL

Monthly Issue February 16: Recent data from Bank of America shows all of the bank’s clients, except for hedge funds, have been buying stocks in recent weeks.Retail buyers have been stepping up to the plate for six straight weeks while institutional buyers have been buying over the last three weeks. Tyler’s top pick is GitLab (GTLB).

Cabot Profit Booster

Weekly Issue March 1: It was a wild week for the market, as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would “conduct military operations” in eastern Ukraine. This news spooked investors as the indexes fell sharply, and the VIX spiked above 35. Today, I’m adding Barrick Gold (GOLD). The company engages in the exploration, mine development, production, and sale of gold and copper properties.

Alert February 18: Today is the expiration of our three February covered calls. The big picture takeaway is that all three will expire for full profits, you don’t need to act on any of these trades, and come Monday we will no longer own a stock or option position in MRO, TECK and ABBV.

Cabot Micro-Cap Insider

Weekly Update March 2: The events recently in Russia re-enforced a valuable lesson: stay within your circle of competence. Last week, many were calling Russia a generational buying opportunity, as Russian shares plummeted. It looked moderately tempting given that the VanEck Russia ETF (RSX) had plunged ~40% in a week.

Monthly Issue February 9: Rich’s new recommendation Crossroad Systems (CRSS) is a “jockey bet.” In other words, we are betting on the management team and board of directors to create significant value going forward. The investors that control Crossroad Systems are the same investors that control P10 Holdings (PX), a Cabot Micro-Cap Insider recommendation that is up 323% since I originally recommended it. I think a similar situation could play out with Crossroad Systems as the stock is cheap, trading slightly above book value, yet has significant option value that is being heavily discounted by the market.

Cabot Income Advisor

Weekly Update March 2: The market hit correction territory last week. And it’s gone nowhere since. The Russia/Ukraine situation continues to plague stocks. But the crisis really hasn’t dragged the market down much. Sure, it pulled stocks into correction territory, but they didn’t have far to go.

Monthly Issue February 23: Things always change, especially in the market. It’s not 2020 anymore or 2021. This is 2022. It’s a different animal. Certain superstars of the pandemic recovery are dogs this year while little-known laggards of the past are soaring. When market circumstances change so do the casualties and beneficiaries. As investors, we need to forget what worked in the past and focus on what will win going forward.

Cabot Turnaround Letter

Weekly Update February 25: We summarize our recent monthly edition of the Cabot Turnaround Letter as well as the Catalyst Report, provide comments on our companies that reported earnings or had other meaningful news. Also, some thoughts on the war in Europe.

Monthly Issue February 23: We discuss five boring companies which have traits that could help their stocks shine in a low-return market over the coming decade. We highlight six appealing stocks we found by trolling through the 13F/D filings of like-minded institutional investors. Our featured recommendation this month is an opportunistic purchase of an average company whose shares have fallen sharply out-of-favor for what look like short-term reasons.

Cabot Money Club

Monthly Magazine March 2: Have you dreamed of turning your jewelry-making hobby into profits? Do your friends and family tell you that you are so good at baking that you should have your own Food Network show? Are your photographs professional quality? Does everyone you know ask you to plan their birthday, wedding, anniversary parties? Or have you just fantasized—for years—about chucking your boring job and starting your own business?

Cabot ETF Strategist

Alert March 3: As you are aware from the prior issue and the last update, the Undiscovered Portfolio is tactical in nature, meaning that we’ll be buying and selling funds on a fairly regular basis, as market conditions change. Today, I’m selling two positions and buying two more.

Weekly Update March 1: In my years as a financial advisor, I was always struck by clients’ perceptions that in the past, the world was calm and they could count on markets to reliably go up, up, up. In truth, geopolitical tensions and domestic economic developments have always caused market volatility. Despite the ubiquitous feeling that the world is a more unstable and dangerous place than in the past, history shows that wars, economic downturns, the Great Depression and yes, even pandemics – like the one from 1918 through 1920 – affect markets.

Monthly Issue February 8: With the markets in a cyclical rally, rebounding from January lows, it’s an excellent time to review your ETF holdings to make sure you’re invested properly for the current market conditions. In this issue of the Cabot ETF Strategist, you’ll find fully diversified portfolios tailored for aggressive, moderate and conservative risk tolerances.

Ask the Experts

Cabot Top Ten Trader

Question: Mike, You mentioned these on Feb 11th: Coterra Energy (CTRA), Mosaic (MOS), Allegheny Technology (ATI). Are they all still buys today? And if so, can you suggest as stop for each? Thanks so much.

Mike:No, to be honest, I’m more of the mind of taking partial profits in some of those today – they look great, but are very hot and “in the news” with the invasion. Maybe if these things pull back and settle down for a few days, but right here I likely wouldn’t chase unless it’s a tiny position.

Quarterly Cabot Analyst Meeting

The recording of the Cabot Prime Members Meeting with the Analysts from January 12, 2022 is now available for you to listen to at your convenience—click here for access. This private call with our analysts is one of your exclusive Cabot Prime Pro member benefits.