Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2023

Workday shares are trading higher late Thursday after the cloud-based provider of enterprise HR and financial software posted better-than-expected results for its fiscal second quarter ended July 31. 

For the quarter, Workday (ticker: WDAY) reported revenue of $1.26 billion, up 19% from a year ago, and slightly ahead of the Street consensus estimate of $1.24 billion. Subscription revenue was $1.11 billion, up 20%, and ahead of the company’s guidance range of $1.095 billion to $1.097 billion. Non-GAAP profits were $1.23 a share, well ahead of consensus at 78 cents. Under generally accepted accounting principles, the company earned 41 cents a share.

Workday says its backlog now stands at $10.5 billion, up 23% from a year ago. Operating cash flow in the quarter jumped to $198.5 million, from $157.2 million in the comparable year-earlier quarter.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2023: Aon Corporation(AON)

Aon Corporation provides risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing services primarily in the United States, the Americas, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company?s Risk Solutions segment offers retail brokerage products and services, including affinity products, general underwriting management services, placement services, and captive management services; and advisory services to technology, financial services, agribusiness, aviation, construction, health care, and energy industries, as well as facilitates various risk management solutions for property liability, general liability, professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, workers’ compensation, and various healthcare products. This segment also provides risk consulting services comprising captive management; eSolutions products that enable clients to manage risks, policies, claims, and safet y concerns through an integrated technology platform; reinsurance brokerage services, such as actuarial, enterprise risk management, catastrophe management, and rating agency advisory services; property and casualty reinsurance; and specialty lines, which include professional liability, medical malpractice, accident, life, and health, as well as capital management transaction and advisory services. Its HR Solutions segment offers human capital services in the areas of health and benefits, retirement, compensation, and strategic human capital; and benefits administration and human resource business process outsourcing services. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Todd Campbell (TMFEBCapital)]

    As I mentioned, the Oracle of Omaha didn’t find anything new to add to Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio. Instead, Berkshire Hathaway added to existing positions in Kroger (NYSE:KR), RH (NYSE:RH), and Aon (NYSE:AON). It also received shares in Organon (NYSE:OGN) when Merck (NYSE:MRK) spun it off on June 3. Berkshire already held the healthcare giant in its portfolio.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2023: Brighthouse Financial, Inc.(BHF)

Brighthouse Financial, Inc. provides annuity and life insurance products in the United States. It operates through three segments: Annuities, Life, and Run-off. The Annuities segment offers variable, fixed, index-linked, and income annuities for contract holders' needs for protected wealth accumulation on a tax-deferred basis, wealth transfer, and income security. The Life segment provides term, universal, whole, and variable life policies for policyholders' needs for financial security and protected wealth transfer. The Run-off segment manages structured settlements, pension risk transfer contracts, certain company-owned life insurance policies, funding agreements, and universal life with secondary guarantees. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) and SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR (OTCMKTS:SNYFY) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Brighthouse Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: BHF) which rose by about 14% to $40.68. The stock’s 52-week range is $28.52 to $59.01. Volume was about 3.4 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.4 million.

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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2023: dMY Technology Group, Inc. IV(DMYQ)

dMY Technology Group, Inc. IV focuses on effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The company was founded in 2020 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Mark R. Hake]

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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2023: Capital Southwest Corporation(CSWC)

Capital Southwest Corporation is a public investment firm specializing in venture capital and private equity investments in small and medium sized businesses. It does not invest in startups, publicly traded companies, real estate developments, project finance opportunities, oil and gas exploration businesses, troubled companies, turnarounds, and companies in which significant senior management is departing. The firm provides equity financing for expansion, growth capital, acquisition financings, management buyouts, and recapitalizations. It also provides capital to early stage companies. The firm invests in diverse industries across the United States with a focus on the Southwest, Southeast, Midwest and Mountain Regions. It seeks to invest between $5 million and $15 million and can co-invest up to $40 million. The firm prefers to invest in companies with revenues and enterprise values between $5 million and $100 million and an EBITDA between -$1 million and $10 million. It prefers to take long term position of 20 years in its portfolio companies and also acquires minority ownership stakes between 20 percent and 45 percent. The firm also provides follow-on financing. Capital Southwest Corporation was founded in 1961 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Advisors Asset Management Inc. decreased its stake in shares of Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) by 5.6% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 82,556 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 4,935 shares during the quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Capital Southwest were worth $2,164,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Capital Southwest (NASDAQ: CSWC) and TRIPLEPOINT VEN/COM (NYSE:TPVG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2023: Saratoga Investment Corp(SAR)

Saratoga Investment Corp. is a business development company specializing in buyout, acquisition, growth, recapitalization, and note financing transactions of private middle market companies. It structures its investments as debt and equity by investing through first and second lien loans, mezzanine debt, select high yield bonds, senior secured bonds, unsecured bonds, and preferred and common equity. It seeks to invest in the United States. The firm primarily invests in companies having EBITDA between $5 million and $50 million. It invests through direct lending as well as participation in loan syndicates. The firm was formerly known as GSC Investment Corp. Saratoga Investment Corp. is based in New York, New York with an additional office in Florham Park, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Saratoga Investment Corp (NYSE:SAR) – Equities research analysts at B. Riley dropped their Q3 2019 EPS estimates for shares of Saratoga Investment in a report issued on Thursday, August 23rd. B. Riley analyst T. Hayes now forecasts that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.54 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.55. B. Riley also issued estimates for Saratoga Investment’s Q2 2020 earnings at $0.58 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Saratoga Investment earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.7589775169552 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Saratoga Investment Corp (NYSE:SAR) reached a new 52-week high and low on Friday after an insider bought additional shares in the company. The stock traded as low as $22.95 and last traded at $22.85, with a volume of 650 shares. The stock had previously closed at $22.70.

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