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Top analysts see a buying opportunity for Roblox & Boeing


A Boeing 777X plane takes off from its Everett plant, Washington on January 25, 2020.

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As Big Tech firms, such as Google and Facebook began February on a dramatic note Meta Platforms AmazonThe major averages were influenced by the quarterly earnings of, which was published. 

Although the volatility in the short-term is sufficient to shake investors, one must have a longer-term view to see the drastic swings that occur in share price. TipRanks tracks top stock pickers and highlights the top-rated analysts who believe these companies have the long-term potential.

These are the five stocks Wall Street analysts consider compelling.

Marathon Digital  

Investors aren’t just feeling sick from the turbulence in tech shares. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency have experienced sharp moves – and shares of the companies that mine the flagship crypto have also suffered.

Jonathan Petersen, Jefferies’s chief executive officer, says that one company has begun to appear attractive to him: Marathon Digital Holdings.MARA). Marathon’s close ties with bitcoin have caused volatility in its shares. The company, however, has not retreated and instead invested more in mining infrastructure. It currently holds the largest market share for its industry. (See Marathon Digital Insider Trading ActivityTipRanks 

Petersen believes this will happen this year. Marathon Digital currently holds 1.9% of all the mining market. He expects this to increase to 5% after its new hardware has been deployed.  

Calculating the results MARA’Analysts see the potential for growth in miners and consider them a better investment than BTC. 

Petersen gave the stock a Buy rating and set a $51 price target.  

MARA made deposits that were more than its competitors for their miners, according to the analyst. The firm also uses third-party data centres to speed up its deployment process. Petersen stated that MARIA’s future growth strategy of using data centre hosting providers is what sets it apart from its larger peers.  

While this method offers lower operating costs for the short-term, it could be a problem in the future if margins decrease after Bitcoin’s 2024 halves. It is possible to ask for a bitcoin halving eventIt reduces the amount of reward that is earned by mining cryptocurrency and also slows down the pace at which new bitcoins are put into circulation. About every four years it happens.

Petersen has been ranked as the No. 1 analyst out of over 7,000. 290. He has a remarkable success rate of 72%, and an average return of 20.8% for his stock picks.  


Names that have fallen from their November peak are also being mentioned. Roblox (RBLXThe stock was also dragged into growth and tech’s demise over the past two months. Meta Platform’s (FB() The metaverse pivot, it seems its share price wasn’t sustainable.  

The rotation has not affected the stock’s value, but the developer of video games is expected to continue playing a significant role in the emergence metaverse. Since mid-November, the stock price has dropped more than half off its peak. (See Roblox Stock ChartsTipRanks 

Drew Crum from Stifel stated that Roblox “demonstrated both consecutive and annual gains.” According to Drew Crum of Stifel, Roblox ranked third worldwide against popular gaming platforms as of December 2021.  

Crum gave the stock a Buy rating and set a $110 price target.  

RBLX’s steady organic growth and its relevancy among other players on iOS, Xbox, and Windows systems was encouraging to the analyst.  

Crum feels that Roblox “represents a compelling play upon the convergence of social and content, two viral loops’ that provide mutually reinforcing networks effect that should both drive high engagement across its platform and, hence, monetization.” 

Crum is ranked No. Out of more than 700 financial analysts, Crum ranks 121. His accuracy in picking stocks has been 69% and his returns on average have been 39.3%.  


Boeing (BA737 Max saga has plagued the company, which led to its aircraft being grounded around the world. Boeing began to receive new orders for aircraft after it was recertified by many countries.  

Ken Herbert from RBC Capital Markets stated that this was the latest information. Qatar Airways placed an orderFor 34 new cargo aircraft 777X, plus an option to add 16 additional. (See Boeing Risk FactorsTipRanks 

Herbert assigned the stock as a buy rating and calculated a target price of $265 per shares.  

The analyst stated that there is a possibility of an industrywide rebound and noted that “continued strength” in order to activity will support a positive outlook on the fundamentals. Additionally, with rising shipping costs and consumer spending, the airlines have shifted their focus towards cargo operations.  

As corporate and leisure travel continue to suffer, airlines are being sent out looking for ways to compensate. The new fuel-efficient cargo planes 777X are especially attractive in a situation where oil prices continue to rise.  

TipRanks calculates Herbert at No. Out of over 7,000 professionals, Herbert is ranked No.214. His success rate in picking stocks is 64% and he has returned an average 27.3% for each stock.  

Advanced Micro Devices  

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD(Just beat Wall Street consensus estimatesChristopher Rolland, Susquehanna said that it provided “spectacular March guidance” in its earnings report. (See Advanced Micro Devices Earnings DataTipRanks 

An analyst gave the stock a “buy” rating and increased his price target by $180 to $175.  

Rolland stated that AMD’s strength is across its entire business and he remains optimistic about the company’s prospects. Rolland noted strong shipments in the DC GPU segment, while profitability rose for its Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom segments. This segment performed tremendously with profits almost doubling from the total of 2020 in its fourth quarter.  

Rolland stated that the acquisition by Xilinx, a programmable intelligence semiconductor firm, will close in the next two weeks. AMD has also begun ramping up production for its Milan-X processor. Its Genoa and Bergamo chip are expected to help its product cycle in the second half.  

Rolland said that AMD has purchased stock worth $1 billion and suggested that investors follow his lead.  

TipRanks ranks Rolland No. 1 out of over 7,000 experts analysts 4. The stock rating of Mr. Smith has been right 86% of times and his average returns have been 53.4%.  


Block‘s (SQAs consumers shifted to using app-based and contactless payment methods, SQ’s () value skyrocketed. SQ shares have fallen 62% since August, when they were at their peak. This is due to a slowdown in technology and growth as well as a decline in trends.

Fintech’s “super-App” Company recently closed its acquisitionAfterpay’s “buy now, make a payment later” business model, Tien-Tsin Huang, JPMorgan, is excited about the prospects. Block’s Cash App and seller ecosystems, he is positive that the integration of Afterpay will help monetize and boost gross profits.  

Huang assigned $200 as a price target to the stock and rated it a buy.  

According to the analyst, current stock prices are attractively discounted compared with super-app peers. This is especially true when you consider its unique growth characteristics and large and untapped market. He also rated its mission and corporate culture, which all justifies his rating. (See Block Website TrafficTipRanks 

Huang is bullish on Afterpay’s capacities, stating that allowing sellers to offer payment installments to their customers is “just the beginning.” The two-sided network is expected to increase Cash App’s engagement, users acquisition on Cash Card and Block’s overall international presence.  

Huang ranks No. From over 7,000 financial experts in TipRanks database, Huang ranks as 238. His stock selections have yielded him an average return of 31.8%, with 66% being successful.