Stocks started this week in trading with a steep drop fueled by fears of a pandemic resurgence. U.S. infection rates have risen this month. The U.S. is averaging nearly 30,000 new cases a day in the last seven days, up from a 7-day average of around 11,000 cases per day a month ago, according to the CDC. Travel and leisure stocks and other stocks tied to a swift economic reopening led the losses in early trading.
Our trade alert for today features a mid-cap tech company with huge upside potential over the next 12 months. Considering its current discounted price, it’s hard to view this one as anything less than an opportunistic bargain. It could be just the beginning for this growth story. Read on to find out who we’re watching now.
Q2 Holdings (QTWO) provides cloud-based virtual banking services to regional and community financial institutions. The idea is to make it so that smaller firms can give account holders the same kind of top-flight online tools, services and experiences as the industry’s top players.
To that end, Q2 recently announced the acquisition of ClickSWITCH, which focuses on customer acquisition and retention by making the process of switching digital accounts easier. The acquisition may be one growth boosting factor in the second half of the year.
Q2‘s business model and execution has Wall Street drooling over the mid cap’s growth prospects. Indeed, analysts expect the software company to generate compound annual earnings per share growth of 150% over the next three to five years, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.
“In the last year, the pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation efforts and investments of the financial services industry, and we believe Q2 Holdings is well positioned to support and grow its customer base,” writes Stifel equity research analyst Tom Roderick, who rates the stock at Buy.
QTWO slid along with many other names in the recent growth sector meltdown and it still hasn’t quite recovered. The stock is still down almost 30% from its February peak. It should be hard for long-term minded investors to see this as anything less than an opportunistic bargain, as quarter-to-quarter fluctuations aren’t usually a huge concern for those with their sights far on the distant horizon.
Of the 17 analysts covering Q2, 3 call it a Strong Buy, 15 say Buy and 2 rate it at Hold. Their average target price of $131 gives QTWO implied upside of almost 33% over the next 12 months.
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