Amid the chaos of the crux of the pandemic, certain companies showed their worth by not only sustaining basic operations and staying on track with company goals but rather rebounding resoundingly at the first chance of recovery with strong momentum and performance in this new year. We’ve compiled the hottest stocks to watch for the first half of 2022, listing the potential and fundamental growth of Twitter, Disney, Mattel, Twilio, Tesla, and Netflix.
Twitter (NYSE: TWTR)
With Twitter stock trading just a few dollars away from its 52-week low of $32.05 as of just after Valentine’s Day 2022, many investors are starting to snap up shares as a potential high-gainer. After all, TWTR has an average price objective of $45 for the year with a high of 70 and a low of 30, and stock forecasts across-the-board have been steadily increasing. While moving averages are still showing ‘sell,’ Twitter is near its bottom ground, and we’re confident that it has a good year ahead with a rebound of 22% or higher for 2022 to be expected. The turning point appears imminent.
Disney (NYSE: DIS)
Following the fantastic quarterly financial reports of Disney and the reopening of parks, DIS looks to be rebounding with the sky in sight for stock prices. Subscribers are skyrocketing, and the company has a year full of a massive 26 blockbuster movies, which are each classed as among the world’s best long-term content assets by Morgan Stanley equity analyst Benjamin Swinburne. There’s certainly room for rapid growth that we feel may just exceed price targets over both the short and long term. After, The Walt Disney Company median price forecast recently raised to $191, and the company has a year-to-date revenue rise of 26.02%, with cash flowing abundantly. Disney is ramping up to give Netflix a run for its money through the course of 2022, and investors may be in for one profitable ride.
Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT)
Mattel has successfully fended off supply chain disruptions throughout the close of 2021 and managed to not only fulfil a great proportion of the immense demand but managed to seize new opportunities as the new year has very begun. The toy giant was re-awarded the licensing rights to Disney’s Frozen and the Disney Princess merchandise line taking the company’s stock price skywards with it. Mattes has confidently completed its turnaround and is now in a phase of growth. Fourth-quarter earnings blew estimates out of the water, and the stock has grown 8.8% since the report dropped in February 2022, but it’s still not too late to seize this opportunity at a rock-bottom price that’s only about a dollar away from where it was five years ago.
Twilio (NYSE: TWLO)
Twilio Inc. stocks soared by 28% on Wednesday 9th February 2022, following a revenue report that exceeded all expectations by $73.3 million. Fourth-quarter growth reached 61% year-over-year, and first-quarter earnings are projected to be between $855 million and $865 million. Given the recent price that’s trading at half its all-time high of $457.30, we feel that TWLO is undervalued with a further revenue increase of 45-47% on the way in the first quarter of 2022 if Twilio is right. There’s certainly enough room for healthy profits with an average Wall Street analyst median price target of 350, which is just 15% growth away from the share price halfway through February.
Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA)
In just over three years, Elon Musk has taken Tesla stock up by roughly 1,400%. At a whopping 936,000 electric vehicle sales for 2021, Tesla is the market leader in EVs and tops sales in the US, China, and Europe, and the demand is ongoing and beginning to boom. There are more customers looking for EVs than Tesla, Volkswagen, and other manufacturers can supply. Several metrics prove just well TSLA is doing. The operating margin in the fourth quarter is up 14.7%, staying strong from the previous quarter’s gains of 14.6%. Out of no less than thirty analyst ratings, Tesla stock reaches a median price objective of $1073.33, which is $28.05% away from the trading price in the last week of February. With shares down 19% for the year, we may be reaching the point where investment could fruit considerable rewards.
Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX)
The only factor that’s really driving down Netflix stock at the moment is the slowing subscriber growth that receded from 21.9% at the start of 2021 to just 8.9% of the last quarter, despite revenue and operating margin guidance also falling below expectations marginally. When one compares the price to earnings ratio of around 34 at the close of February 2022 to the dizzying 402.32 at the end of 2015 or the 300 just five years ago, it becomes clear that NFLX is trading much cheaper than it has in a very long time. Positive free cash flow is expected in the year, which will bring the company’s debt down. There are hundreds of millions of potential subscribers for Netflix to secure over the coming months, and with the streaming giant just about to gain the control of finances needed to create even more amazing content, we feel that the current low price makes stock a great buy in face of stern competition from Disney.
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