In my younger days as a Hospitality student at UNLV we used to shoot the gaming lines home to our Jersey friends. "AL" was my best friend! He was always present in and around the casino sports book cages, but no one could ever find him. I would say, “AL hit 2 three team parlays last week." "This week smart money is on the 49ers & Giants" (when sitting next to tourists). The Jersey Hustle! Everyone in Vegas is looking for a big pay day! Everyone has their own system…….and Everyone Loves A Winner! "AL" is a Vegas legend. Rumor has it AL has a star on Las Vegas Boulevard. AL stands for “Also Likes.”
Below are the top 17 Stocks under $17 for 2017 according to contributing bloggers Tom Muir and "AL":
1. Air Transport Services Group Inc (ATSG $16.76) - Airline operations, aircraft leases, aircraft maintenance and support services to the cargo transportation and package delivery sector. Amazon has a 9.9% stake with the option to purchase 19.9% in ATSG.
2. Array Biopharma (ARRY $8.80) - Biopharmaceutical company focused on targeted small molecule drugs to treat patients afflicted with cancer.
3. Bellicum Pharmeceuticals (BLCM $14.61) - Focuses on various forms of cancer. Bellicum uses its own chemical induction of dimerization (CID) technology platform for the immune system.
4. Box (BOX $13.77) - Companies manage content while allowing access and sharing of it from anywhere.
5. Investment Mob AL: Carbonite (CARB $16.90) - Cloud business based business focused on helping small/medium businesses.
6. Investment Mob AL: Exelixis (EXEL $15.41) - Develops small molecule therapies for cancer treatment. Strong pipeline and partnerships.
7. Investment Mob AL: Five9 (FIVN $14.17) - Provider of cloud software for contact centers.
8. FireEye (FEYE $12.21) - Cybersecurity solution for detecting, preventing, and resolving cyber-attacks.
9. Pandora (P $13.19) - Internet music provider, offering a personalized experience for each of its listeners as well as Ticketfly - a cloud ticketing platform for live events.
10. Investment Mob AL: Rapid7 (RPD $12.14) - Designs and delivers security and data protection solutions.
11. Investment Mob AL: Sirius XM (SIRI $4.51) - Leading provider of satellite radio.
12. Square (SQ $14.07) - Enables payment processing, financial, and marketing services.
13. Investment Mob AL: First Data Corp (FDC $14.68) - E-commerce services and global business solutions.
14. Synergy Pharmaceutical (SGYP $5.71) - Focuses on the development and commercialization of gastrointestinal disorders & inflammatory bowel disease.
15. Wendy’s (WEN $13.78) - Operates 6,500 Wendy's restaurants in 29 countries and U. S. territories.
16. Investment Mob AL: El Pollo LoCo (LOCO $12.75) - Operates 190 and franchises over 250 El Pollo Loco fire-grilling citrus-marinated chicken restaurants.
17. ***Etsy (ETSY $11.98) - Operates a marketplace to connect people around the both online and offline for making, selling and buying goods.
Disclosure: I currently own shares of Array Biopharma (ARRY) and Synergy Pharmaceutical (SGYP) as speculative investments in my portfolio. These stock picks are in no way or form intended to be financial advice. They are just investment ideas that encourage the reader to do further research on his or her own. I receive no financial compensation for this article.
***ETSY is a Mutual Pick from both Tom Muir and "Al"