ServiceNow Inc (NOW) provides automated and IT services to businesses, and reached its all-time high of $91.28 on the stock market in early December. The stock now trading at $52.31 is open to a more attractive risk-to-reward purchasing balance.
Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD), the biotech giant with patent medicines is a very appealing pick for income investors. The stock price has declined significantly from its 52-week high of $123.37 per share.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc (KKD), the branded retailer and wholesaler of doughnuts, beverages, and treats and packaged sweets, had its stock plunge -24% in 2015. Given cyclical industry swings, Krispy may need to grow exising shops, not add new locations.
Zagg Inc (ZAGG) makes protective coverings for phones, tablets, notebooks, and watches. Trading at $9.22, this small-cap stock is up +19.77% in the past six months through February 5.
In latest stimulus news, the Japanese government has helped businesses deal with the threat of deflation. On January 29th, for the first time in its history, the central bank adopted negative interest rates by cutting the bank reserves rate to -0.1%.
Now almost a quarter of the world’s gross combined product comes from countries with negative rates including Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland. However, banks that are not profitable might not add to the capital buffers that let them operate safely, the economist.com said.