Top Stock Picks for Week of JULY 23, 2021

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Foot Locker, Inc. FL is a retailer of athletic shoes and apparel.Shares of Foot Locker have outpaced the industry in the past three months. Sturdy growth in the digital realm, robust brand portfolio and prudent inventory management have been aiding the stock. These factors also supported the company’s first-quarter fiscal 2021 results, wherein the top and the bottom line rose year on year. Markedly, the company’s digital business surged 43%, on a comparable basis, and contributed 25% to total sales. Management highlighted that despite significant operating challenges owing to the pandemic, the company witnessed favorable customer response for its merchandise offerings.

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Among the big six, JPMorgan JPM , Bank of America BAC, Wells Fargo WFC , Citgroup C, Morgan Stanley MS and Goldman Sachs GS , which is the better buy right now? Let’s take a look at to see which of these stocks in the good graces of our Zacks Rank.

FedEx Corporation FDX is the leader in global express delivery services.We are also pleased with the company’s efforts to reward its shareholders even in these difficult times.  Notably, its dividends have increased at a 5-year CAGR of 26%. This reflects FedEx’s shareholder-friendly approach. We are also positive on FedEx’s acquisition of Cargex. The buyout has strengthened FedEx’s Latin American footprint. FedEx’s cash position is solid. Over the past 90 days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for FDX’s full-year earnings has moved 5.66% higher. This shows that analyst sentiment has improved and the company’s earnings outlook is stronger. According to our latest data, FDX has moved about 16.98% on a year-to-date basis. In comparison, Transportation companies have returned an average of 6.75%. This means that FedEx is outperforming the sector as a whole this year. Investors with an interest in Transportation stocks should continue to track FDX.

Digital Turbine, Inc. APPS shares soared from around $7 last year to nearly $100 in March. The mobile app and digital advertising-focused tech firm, which has expanded through acquisitions recently, has seen its stock price fall from its highs. But Wall Street has already started to jump back in amid the tech resurgence that’s pushed the Nasdaq to records, driven by Facebook FB, Adobe ADBE , Microsoft MSFT , Tesla TSLA , Google GOOGL.

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