Microsoft MSFT has come out of the shadow of FAANG and now ranks among the most valuable companies in the world. Microsoft is in all the hot areas including the cloud, gaming and social media, as it owns LinkedIn. The company is expected to grow revenue by 13% this fiscal year, which is impressive for a company of its age and size. The shares don’t come cheaply, however. They are trading at 31x forward earnings. Should this Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) be on your list if shares retreat due to coronavirus fears?
Micron MU has regained it’s Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) status in 2020 after its outlook for fiscal 2021 indicated that a bottom is in in the cyclical semiconductor industry. Additionally, the earnings estimates seem to indicate that the bottom is in as well. Earnings are expected to fall 61% this fiscal year but by fiscal 2021, which begins this summer, analysts are looking at a rebound of 115%. Shares aren’t cheap, with a forward P/E of 23, and there is the danger of coronavirus impacts hitting earnings.
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