I'm sure most of you out there are familiar with the concept
of a Secret Santa. For those of you who aren't, you are randomly
assigned a person to give a gift, while someone else-unknown to
you-buys you a gift of a similar value.
But what about a stock market Secret Santa?
Let's pretend that instead of buying your friends or
officemates a cheap gift from Bed Bath and Beyond or a gift card
to Chipotle-or whatever-- you have to buy them a share of stock
But because this is an office thing, there is a relatively low
price ceiling of $30. So in other words, you can't just get them
a share of
, you have to pick a company with a much lower share price.
So in this stock version which company would you give out as a
gift this year?
This was harder than I initially thought it was going to be,
largely due to the $30 price, but I think I would go with
Archer Daniels Midland (
. While it isn't the 'sexiest' company out there, it fits within
the price target, has a low forward PE below 12, and a great
Best of all it is currently in a top ranked industry-14
of 265 at time of writing-while the stock itself has a Zacks Rank
of 2 or 'Buy'.
If that is too weird for you, then maybe
Brunswick Corp (
instead. The company is just under $30/share and currently has a
Zacks Rank of 1 or 'Strong Buy'. Plus, the company's focus on
boats, bowling and billiards might make it a better 'gift' than
the boring ADM.
But what about you? What do you think would make a great stock
gift this Holiday season?
Let us know what you think in the comments below, and Merry
Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Zacks!
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