Just released: the 3 best growth-focused stocks to consider buying in May [PREMIUM PICKS]

Our goal here is to highlight some of our past recommendations that we think are of particular interest today, due to a combination of business performance and potentially attractive share valuation.

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“Best Buys Now” Pick #1:

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG)

  • Dominant search company with greater than 90% global market share.
  • It boasts impressive intangible assets, such as the tech expertise behind its search products, which provides a competitive advantage.
  • The company reported strong results for its first quarter, which saw revenues increase at an accelerated rate of 15%, with strong growth in search advertising.
  • Pleasingly the company appears to be speeding up its AI strategy – capital investments are expected to increase by roughly 56% to $50bn for the year, while it also cuts costs to offset the impact on profits.
  • We shouldn’t forget the dominant position Alphabet holds in online advertising, the huge cash flow it pumps out quarter after quarter, and the opportunity to improve its products (including in the fast-growing cloud computing market) through its technological expertise (including in AI).

“Best Buys Now” Pick #2:

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Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Ian Pierce owns shares of Alphabet and Apple. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Alphabet and Apple. 

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