Stocks hit the skids on Thursday as buyers develop more and more involved in regards to the potential unfavorable affect of a surge in U.S. COVID-19 infections.
For buyers who imagine Thursday’s sell-off is the start of a longer-term downtrend, Bank of America lately launched their prime 10 high-conviction buying and selling concepts for the third quarter and two of them are quick promoting concepts.
Autodesk Development Slowing
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has been a relative high-flyer available in the market in 2020, gaining 32.9% yr so far. Nevertheless, analyst Kash Rangan stated it is his prime short-selling concept for the third quarter. Rangan stated Autodesk is probably going getting into a number of years of slowing income progress, and he is projecting 12% progress in fiscal 2021 in comparison with 25% in fiscal 2020.
As well as, Rangan stated Autodesk’s fiscal 2021 steerage is predicated on a pointy restoration within the second half of the yr.“Consensus estimates for $105mn of net new ARR in 2Q vs $30mn in 1Q may prove too lofty amid expected pressure in multi-year deals, lower renewal rates, and weak new business close rates,” he wrote in a observe.
Given slowing progress trajectory, lack of near-term catalysts and COVID-19 overhangs, Rangan is bearish within the stock.
Bank of America has an Underperform ranking and $143 price goal for ADSK stock.
Tough To Justify ON Semi Valuation
Along with Autodesk, Bank of America’s different high-conviction third-quarter short-selling concept is ON Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ: ON).
Not like Autodesk, ON shares have carried out poorly in 2020, and analyst Vivek Arya stated buyers can count on extra of the identical within the third quarter. Arya stated buyers expect a pointy restoration from semiconductor stocks within the second half of the yr. At its present price, Arya stated it is going to be troublesome to justify earnings a number of growth given the corporate’s lack of near-term margin growth alternatives.
“Third, ON’s balance sheet is inflexible with ($7) of net cash/shr and 2.5x debt leverage, with no room for buybacks/dividend payments to shareholders (unlike most peers which return both) and with greater uncertainty for FCF generation (indeed COVID-19 headwinds were enough to drive ON to be FCF negative, albeit for a limited period of time),” Arya wrote.
Bank of America has an Underperform ranking and $14 price goal for ON stock.
Fintech Zoom’s Take
Within the occasion of a major correction in an overvalued market, probably the most overvalued stocks have the furthest to fall. Bank of America’s price targets recommend 28.1% potential draw back for ON shares and 41.4% draw back for Autodesk shares.
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