Hot Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now


There’s something to the idea of not having to add your investment account to the list of things you have to worry about on a daily basis. It’s one of the primary reasons why I put together an entire report on “bulletproof” stocks that every investor should consider holding for the long-term.

It’s also why I would characterize many of the holdings over at my premium High-Yield Investing service as “low maintenance” stocks that don’t require constant fuss and attention.

While the picks in my new report are reserved for my premium subscribers, the overriding message I’d like to get across to investors is that successful long-term investing doesn’t have to be complicated.

You see, for the past several years, it seems when most regular investors (and much of the financial media) isn’t spending its time chasing the latest trend in the market, they’re complaining about the low yields offered by the market.


I get it. We all want growth – even those of us who may prioritize income first. And while the Fed has kept interest rates near zero since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic (and they were already low before that), the average S&P 500 stock’s yield has also also been ridiculously low.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Upstart Holdings, Inc.(UPST)

Upstart Holdings, Inc. operates a cloud- based artificial intelligence (AI) lending platform. The company's platform aggregates consumer demand for loans and connects it to its network of the company's AI- enabled bank partners. Its platform connects consumers, banks, and institutional investors through a shared AI lending platform. Upstart Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Larry Ramer]

    For example, Upstart (NASDAQ:UPST), whose AI platform focuses on enabling higher performing bank loans, has done quite well, generating a large amount of revenue and growing rapidly. Since the scope of Stem’s Athena is also narrow, I expect it to also continue growing rapidly.

  • [By Thomas Niel]

    Admittedly, SPRT stock has seen a considerable run-up due to the BTC price rebound. Even so, with its sky-high short interest (62.5% of float), popularity among traders, and the comeback potential of its soon-to-be underlying business?  Consider this one of the “meme stocks” with the most potential.


    Upstart (UPST) Source: Phonlamai Photo / Shutterstock.com

    Up nearly 76% in a month, why do I like Upstart stock? Its off the charts run-up may make it look too chancy to dive into right now. But looking at its details, there’s merit to buying in now. Even as it appears to be topping out at around $201 per share. The AI-based lending platform has really started to see its operations take off this year.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Petroleum Resources Corporation(PEO)


Petroleum & Resources Corporation operates as a nondiversified investment company. It primarily invests in the equity of energy and natural resource companies. The company also has investments in various sectors, including energy, services, basic industries, and paper and forest products. Petroleum & Resources was founded in 1929 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Adams Natural Resources Fund (NYSE:PEO) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Adams Natural Resources Fund earned a coverage optimism score of -0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.0521373671292 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Mr. Cooper Group Inc.(COOP)


Mr. Cooper Group Inc. provides servicing, origination, and transaction-based services related to single-family residences in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Servicing, Originations, and Xome. The Servicing segment performs activities for underlying mortgages, including collecting and disbursing borrower payments, investor reporting, customer service, and modifying loans. The Originations segment originates residential mortgage loans through its direct-to-consumer channel, as well as originates and purchases loans from mortgage bankers and brokers. The Xome segment offers a range of real estate services, such as title, valuation, and field services to mortgage originators, mortgage and real estate investors, and mortgage servicers. This segment also operates an exchange that facilitates the management and selling of residential properties through its website, Xome.com. It operates primarily under the Mr. Cooper and Xome brands. The company was formerly known as WMIH Corp. and changed its name to Mr. Cooper Group Inc. in October 2018. Mr. Cooper Group Inc. is based in Coppell, Texas.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Entering the second quarter, MGY accounted for 1.4% of Cooperman's portfolio. Of the stocks remaining, the top 10 account for 56.7% of the investment manager's overall assets. Its largest holding at an 8.2% weighting is Alphabet, followed by home loan servicer Mr. Cooper Group (COOP) at 7.9% and blank-check company Athene Holding (ATHN) at 6.6%.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Jefferies Financial Group Inc.(JEF)


Jefferies Financial Group Inc. engages in the investment banking and capital markets, asset management, and direct investing businesses in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. It operates through Investment Banking and Capital Markets, Asset Management, Merchant Banking, and Corporate segments. The company offers financial advisory, equity underwriting, and debt underwriting, as well as corporate lending services; equities research, sales, and trading services; equity finance services comprising financing, securities lending, and other prime brokerage services; and wealth management services to high net worth individuals, their families and businesses, private equity and venture funds, and small institutions. It also provides clients with sales and trading of investment grade corporate bonds, U.S. and European government and agency securities, municipal bonds, mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, leveraged loans, consumer loans, high yield and distressed securities, emerging markets debt, interest rate, and credit derivative products, as well as foreign exchange trade execution and securitization; and manages, invests in, and provides services to a diverse group of alternative asset management platforms across a spectrum of investment strategies and asset classes. Jefferies Financial Group, Inc. entered into a strategic alliance with Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. The company was formerly known as Leucadia National Corporation and changed its name to Jefferies Financial Group Inc. in May 2018. Jefferies Financial Group Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in New York, New York.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BB&T Securities LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Jefferies Financial Group Inc (NYSE:JEF) by 89.1% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 14,267 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 116,435 shares during the period. BB&T Securities LLC’s holdings in Jefferies Financial Group were worth $247,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paloma Partners Management Co purchased a new position in Jefferies Financial Group Inc (NYSE:JEF) in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm purchased 76,251 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,734,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Royce & Associates LP acquired a new stake in shares of Jefferies Financial Group Inc (NYSE:JEF) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 201,151 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $4,574,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Donald Smith & CO. Inc. acquired a new stake in Jefferies Financial Group Inc (NYSE:JEF) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund acquired 601,442 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $13,677,000.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Shore Bancshares Inc(SHBI)

Shore Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for The Centreville National Bank of Maryland; The Talbot Bank of Easton, Maryland; and The Felton Bank, which provide various commercial and consumer banking products and services in Maryland and Delaware. It offers various deposit products, including commercial checking, savings, money market, Christmas savings, individual retirement, and overnight investment sweep accounts; interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing demand deposits, as well as time deposits; and certificates of deposit. The company also provides commercial loans, including secured and unsecured loans, working capital loans, lines of credit, term loans, accounts receivable financing, real estate acquisition development, construction loans, and letters of credit; and individual loans comprising mortgage, home improvement, installment, and other personal loans; credit cards; personal lines of credit; automobile; and other consumer financing. In addition , it offers merchant credit card clearing services; direct deposit of payroll, Internet banking, and telephone banking services; safe deposit boxes; debit cards; and automatic teller machine (ATM) services. Further, the company provides nondeposit products, such as mutual funds and annuities, and discount brokerage services; and trust, asset management, and financial planning services. Additionally, it offers insurance products and services, which comprise property and casualty, life, marine, individual health, and long term care insurance, as well as pension and profit sharing plans and retirement plans to businesses and consumers. The company operates 19 full service branches and 22 ATMs in the Kent County, Queen Anne?s County, Caroline County, Talbot County, and Dorchester County in Maryland, as well as in Kent County, Delaware. Shore Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 1876 and is based in Easton, Maryland.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shore Bancshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.3784121307224 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    LSV Asset Management increased its stake in Shore Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:SHBI) by 134.4% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 157,489 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 90,289 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Shore Bancshares were worth $2,970,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shore Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.376414932679 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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