Best Performing Stocks for August 2022

August saw some substantial gainers, returning anywhere from 30% to 95%. In our analysis, we will re-cap key companies that saw price increases and have a market cap higher than $5b.

What Makes Analysts Optimistic on Costco (NASDAQ:COST) after the Q4 Earnings

In the Q4 earnings release, Costco (NASDAQ:COST) reported that net sales for the quarter increased by 15.2% to $70.76 billion, and their net sales for the fiscal year increased by 16% to $222.73 billion. Their net income for the fourth quarter was $1.868 billion, which is $4.20 per diluted share, and their net income for the fiscal year was $5.84 billion, or $13.14 per diluted share.

Debt & the Telecom Giants: Why Spreading the Risk May be Important in an Economic Decline

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS), and Verizon (NYSE:VZ) are the three key telecom operators in the US. The stocks had lackluster performance, with TMUS delivering 6.8% in the last 12 months, T experiencing a deep drop of 38.4% and VZ losing some 23.3%. In this article we will discuss the effects of debt, 5G and consumer spending on the valuations of these stocks as well as see how their fundamentals compare.

An Established Giant: The Possible Reason Why Disney (DIS) is Priced Higher Than Netflix (NFLX)

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Disney (NYSE:DIS) are two entertainment giants who have offerings that are quite different from one another. Netflix is focused on streaming content, while Disney has a larger presence in the theme park industry. Both companies have been impacted by the current downturn in consumer spending. However, investors seem to be more confident in Disney's ability to recover than Netflix.