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HUMBL Inc (OTCMKTS:HMBL) Stock Sees Big Bounce After Recent Slump

HMBL stock

Since the beginning of 2021, HUMBL Inc (OTCMKTS:HMBL) had been one of the major movers from among penny stocks and had come into major focus among investors throughout. 2021 ended on a strong note for HUMBL investors as the stock soared by as much as 25% this past Friday.

In light of the gains made by the HUMBL stock last Friday, it might be a good time for investors to look into some of the latest developments in relation to HUMBL

Wins Awards in The Action-Adventure and Documentary Genres at The Clio Awards

The last time there was any news about the company was back on December 21, 2021 when it was announced that Monster Creative, one of the companies it owns, had won two important awards.

It was announced by HUMBL on the day that Monster Creative had won as many as two awards at the 2021 Cilo Awards. In addition to that, it had also been nominated for a third award.

In this situation, it is important for investors to keep in mind that Cilo Awards is a prestigious event in the world of advertising and has been a major event since as far back as 1959. In the 2021 event, Monster Creative managed to bag a silver award for Theatrical: Trailer – Action/Adventure for 6 Underground.

The other was a Bronze for the Theatrical Trailer Documentary for the documentary Val. 6 Underground is among the costliest original shows to have been released by Netflix ever and has already garnered millions of views. Hence, it goes without saying that the latest development is a major one for HUMBL Inc, which acquired Monster Creative last year.

HMBL has managed to get into a wide range of businesses in recent times and that is possibly one of the reasons why investors could do well to keep an eye on this stock in 2022.

Disclaimer: We hold no shares of HMBL stock.

Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

dividends in demand

A classic mistake that investors make when looking for dividend stocks is to just go for the biggest dividend yield. It makes sense, right? Get the highest return on your cash? Well, not really. This can be very misleading. Typically, the stocks with the highest dividend cannot sustain it.

Some companies start squeezing as much cash as possible out of their operations, cutting costs, cutting corners to get that dividend to the shareholders. In the process, they bleed their business dry and they end up with a company that is in no position to grow. We don’t want that.

The target here is a healthy business with good prospects paying a dividend. Most importantly, I want a dividend to be sustainable and I want companies to have a record of raising the dividend. I don’t want companies that have lowered or suspended their dividend in the last ten years. This is not a foolproof method, but it increases the likelihood that you will get a company that pays a sustainable, growing dividend. Also, with these types of stocks, it is good to manage your expectations. Chances are that you will not see them double or triple in price over a few months like a hot tech stock, but instead, you will get a reliable income year in and year out along with a modest price increase. Right? So, in my opinion, these five dividend stocks are a great deal right now.

Verizon Communications (VZ)

Okay, so, first off, we have Verizon Communications. Verizon is a telecommunications company and they are currently focusing on building up their 5G capabilities and adoption. One of their flagship services is Fios which is a bundled fiber optic service that provides internet access, telephone and television services. Verizon’s wireless network provides the broadest coverage in the industry although their 5G coverage is only half of T-Mobile’s, but is still better than AT&T’s. Essentially, they are a big, established telecommunications player and they are not going anywhere. Their price right now is decent. Currently, they trade at a PE of 12.2 which has been pretty much typical for the company over the last 5 years and is normal for the industry. They also have a forward PE of 10.9, which is relatively cheap for Verizon so that’s good to see. However, Verizon’s best selling point right now is its dividend. They currently offer a strong dividend of 4.49%, but the best part about it is that Verizon has raised it every single year in the last 10 years! Every single year! Plus, the average for the top 25% of companies in the US by dividends is about 3.5% so Verizon is offering an above-average dividend for the US! The dividend is covered by Verizon’s earnings with the payout ratio being about 55% right now, but it is expected to drop to 49% next year. If you’re not sure what the payout ratio is, it is essentially the dividends divided by the company’s earnings so, with Verizon, we can see that they payout 55% of their earnings as dividends. This is relatively high, but Verizon is a dividend company so a 50% payout ratio is expected and normal. Plus, Finbox’s discounted cash flow model values Verizon at $72 while SimplyWallStreet values the company at an astonishing $150. I doubt it will go up that much, but my point is that Verizon is undervalued based on its free cash flow so that’s another bullish argument for the company. Kellogg (K)

My second favorite dividend stock right now is AbbVie Inc NYSE: ABBV

AbbVie announced on Oct. 29 that it would be increasing its dividend by 8.5%. Its first quarterly payment of 2022 will be $1.41, which, at a share price of around $134, yields 4.2% annually. AbbVie’s streak of dividend increases will hit the 50-year mark next year if its time when the business was part of Abbott Labs (it spun off in 2013) is included, which will also become a Dividend King in 2022.

For 2021, AbbVie projects that its adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) will come in at $12.63 or better. Based on that adjusted EPS, the company is paying out less than 50% of its profits. And on a cash basis, the picture looks just as solid: AbbVie has generated $21.7 billion in free cash flow and paid out only $9 billion of that in dividends.

AbbVie’s broad portfolio of products includes treatments for immunology, cancer, aesthetics, eye care, women’s health, and others. That broad mix of drugs can make this an incredibly secure dividend stock to just buy and forget about. The healthcare company has reported a profit margin of at least 10% in each of the past five years and is a stock that long-term investors won’t need to worry about.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)

Next on the list is Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc
NASDAQ: WBA, another consumer staples stock. The company is a pharmacy-led health and beauty retail company and operates over 9,000 stores in the US under the Walgreens and Duane Reade brands. Similar to Kellogg, the Walgreens Boots Alliance does well regardless of where the economy stands. WBA is inflation-proof and it’s also a good way to get exposure to the retail and health industries.

Again, like Kellogg, Walgreens has a steady cash flow which enables it to pay a sustainable dividend. Their dividend yield is 3.67%, higher than the average for the consumer retailing industry which stands at 1.6% and also places Walgreens near the top dividend payers in the US overall. Like Verizon and Kellogg, Walgreens has also raised its dividend every year for the last 10 years. Their payout ratio is 72% this year, but it’s expected to drop down to 38% next year. That’s because Walgreens experienced a drop in earnings during the lockdown, but their operating and free cash flow remained the same meaning that there are no problems with the business. That’s also why they are expected to increase their earnings by 22% annually over the next three years. Right now, they trade at a good price. Their PE ratio is 22.59 compared to the industry average of 16.7, but their forward PE is 9.2 which is good. They are valued at $54.86 by TipRanks and so again there is a bullish case for a jump in price. Overall, Walgreens is a low-risk high-paying dividend stock.

STAG Industrial (STAG) and Medical Properties Trust (MPW)

My final two dividend stocks are STAG Industrial and the Medical Properties Trust. Both are real estate investment trusts, abbreviated as REITs. STAG Industrial focuses on acquiring and operating single-tenant industrial properties whereas the Medical Properties Trust acquires and develops net-leased hospital facilities. I like these two for several reasons. First, they’ve got an excellent dividend. STAG has a dividend of 3.05% whereas the Medical Properties Trust has a solid 4.77% dividend yield!

The average dividend for REITs is about 2.9% so both of these offer solid dividends. Again, similar to the other three companies before, both STAG and the Medical Properties Trust have raised their dividend numerous times. Plus, they have never suspended or lowered it. They boast a high payout ratio with 68% to 79% for STAG and 65% to 70% for the Medical Properties Trust, but a high payout ratio is typical for REITs. Paying dividends is really what a REIT is required to do so that’s not surprising. Plus, both STAG and the Medical Properties Trust have a high level of occupancy which means that we can expect sustainable earnings and therefore sustainable dividends from them.

However, there is another reason why I like these two. Inflation is on everybody’s mind right now and buying real estate is the perfect hedge against inflation because real estate tends to go up in price during inflationary periods. REITs allow you to buy real estate without having to dish out money for a mortgage and tying yourself down for 20 years! It means that you can benefit from rising real estate prices, which is a key principle of owning REITs. With STAG and the Medical Properties Trust you will not only be getting an amazing dividend stock, but you will also be protecting your portfolio from inflation. Win-Win.

88 Energy Ltd (OTCMKTS:EEENF) Stock Surges 40% But Can’t Hold Gains

EEENF stock

The oil and gas company 88 Energy Ltd (OTCMKTS:EEENF) seems to have come back on to the radars of investors over the course of the past 7 days.

88 Energy stock (OTCMKTS:EEENF) has managed to clock gains of as much as 40% over the past week and has since pulled back. Let’s take a closer look at some of the recent developments.

Last Wednesday, 88 Energy stock was on the move once again after the company announced that it discovered more upside to its Umiat oilfield, which is located in Alaska. However, that is not all. 88 Energy was also given an extension of 24 hours within which the company would need to come up with an optimized development plan for the oilfield.

In the announcement made by the company yesterday, it stated that it had conducted additional research at the oilfield and that was when the extra upside had been revealed.

The company added that the footwall at Umiat has only been drilled for one well and that was back in 1952. Hence, the company believes that there could be more upside at Umiat and that has also sparked considerable positivity among investors about the 88 Energy stock.

More importantly, the company has now been granted an extension of as long as two years within which it can fulfil its obligations. The extension is going to allow the company to further take forward its understanding of the acreage that is there at the site.

Now that it has got the extension, 88 Energy stated that it is going to go through the historic scoping studies at the Umiat oilfield and look into the possibilities about the alternative scenarios. Investors could do well to add the stock to their watch lists at this point and see what happens when the dust settles.

Disclaimer: We hold no shares of EEENF stock.

Net Savings Link Inc (OTCMKTS:NSAV) Stock is Getting Pummeled Again

NSAV stock

Nowadays there are plenty of options for investors when it comes to making investments in the cryptocurrency and blockchain spaces.

However, if you are looking into companies which have seen their stock make considerable swings in recent times then turn your attention to Net Savings Link Inc (OTCMKTS:NSAV) stock. NSAV is not for the weak of heart.

Major News

It has been one of the better performers among cryptocurrency related stocks in recent times and just last week alone, it has soared by 85%. As a matter of fact, the Net Savings stock has clocked gains of as much as 980% over the past month alone.

But the good times have hit a bad note as of late. In just over a week NSAV has lost most of it gains and now sits at just $0.031. Ouch.

The stock has been in considerable focus due to the sort of work that it has accomplished in recent times and also because of certain key announcements. Earlier on in the week, the cryptocurrency, blockchain and digital asset technology firm announced its blockchain strategy for the near future.

The company announced that earlier on this year in May, it made its foray into the massive Chinese blockchain technology market that is worth in billions. While that is a major development in itself, Net Savings is not going to sit on its laurels.

On August 2, the company announced that it is also going to start blockchain operations in North America soon. It’s a major move for the company considering the fact that North America remains the most valuable blockchain market in the world at this point in time.

Many of the businesses in the region have realized the advantages of adopting blockchain technology and hence, the entry of Net Savings Link to this market is a major move. On the other hand, the imminent launch of the company’s own cryptocurrency exchange on August 9 is another major reason behind the rally. That will mark Net Savings’ entry into a $2 trillion industry. 

Disclaimer: We hold no shares of NSAV stock.

Net Savings Link Inc (OTCMKTS:NSAV) Goes Parabolic Ahead of Important Event

NSAV Stock

As far as cryptocurrency and blockchain companies are concerned, there are many options nowadays for investors to explore.

Over the course of the past week or so, the Net Savings Link Inc (OTCMKTS:NSAV) stock has emerged as one of the biggest gainers in that particular sector. Investors are watching NSAV closer than ever now that crypto is Hot again.

Things To Watch

Net Savings Link Inc (OTCMKTS:NSAV) is involved in cryptocurrencies, digital asset technology and blockchain technology. This morning the stock is on the move again and has managed to take its gains over the past week to as much as 126%. In such a situation, it might be a good move for investors to take a closer look.

One of the biggest reasons behind the rally in the stock is the launch of the company’s own cryptocurrency exchange on August 9 this year. Once it is launched it is going to make Net Savings only the second publicly listed cryptocurrency exchange operator in the United States.

That is a significant achievement for Net Savings and especially so, considering the fact that the launch is going to mark its entry into an industry that is worth as much as $2 trillion. In this regard, it is necessary to remember that Coinbase, which went public earlier on this year, was valued at $85 billion in April.

This morning the company made an announcement with regards to its blockchain strategy and also its outlook for the near future. The company noted that after having entered the massive Chinese blockchain market earlier on this year in May, Net Savings is now going to be focussed on North American market.
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The North American blockchain market is the most lucrative in the world and the possibility of entering the market seems to have come as a source of great optimism for many investors this morning. 

Disclaimer: We hold no shares of NSAV stock.

Dark Pulse Inc (OTCMKTS:DPLS) Stock Moves in a Range After The Big Rally

DPLS stock

The laser sensing system company Dark Pulse Inc (OTCMKTS:DPLS) has emerged as one of the major gainers over the course of the recent months and the trend has continued this week.

Major Triggers

This morning the stock has rallied strongly and gone up by 10% amidst continued interest in the stock. However, it should be noted that the laser sensing systems company has seen its stock record gains of as much as 990% over the course of the past six months.

In light of such enormous gains made by the company, it is perhaps necessary for investors to take a closer look at the latest developments in order to make their minds up about the company.

Dark Pulse Inc (OTCMKTS:DPLS) is involved in the development, sales, monitoring as well as installation of laser sensing systems and all of it is done through the BOTDA dark pulse technology, for which Dark Pulse holds a patent.

On July 28, Dark Pulse was in the news after the company announced that it installed Rick Gibson, a new hire, as its Director of Strategic Initiatives.

It is a critical part of the company’s business and one that is expected to have a considerable bearing on how Dark Pulse grows over the coming years.

DARKPULSE, INC. : Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Regulation…MarketScreenerItem 1.01 Entry Into A Material Definitive Agreement. On July 23, 2021, DarkPulse, Inc., a Delaware corporation…

In this regard, it is also important to note that Gibson is a highly experienced business executive and has built many businesses over the course of a stellar career spanning 46 years. In addition to that, Gibson has also founded a range of successful companies in the technology sector during his career. Hence, it is clear to see that his expertise is expected to come as a massive boost Dark Pulse and its Strategic Initiatives division.

It should be noted that Gibson has provided his advice as a strategist to as many as 75 companies over the course of his career. 

Disclaimer: We hold no shares of DPLS stock.

Halberd Corporation (OTCMKTS:HALB) Stock Doubles After ‘Proof of Concept’ News

HALB stock

Investors are always on the lookout for stocks which managed to record handsome gains over a short of period of time and Halberd Corporation (OTCMKTS:HALB) stock has emerged as one of the stocks that could be watched closely the remainder of the week.

Major News

The Halberd stock has gone on a remarkable run this morning after a major development and managed to record gains of more than 100% so far.

In light of such remarkable gains, it might be a good idea for investors to take a closer look at the events of this morning. It has emerged that the company managed to establish ‘proof of concept’ with regards to its laser emissive energy exposure technique.

It’s a major milestone for Halberd and the reaction from the market is perfectly understandable. In this regard, it is also necessary to keep in mind that the laser emissive energy exposure technique is meant for eliminating a wide range of infectious diseases like various pandemics, meningitis, sepsis and malaria among others.

Currently, a patent for the technology is still pending but the latest development must have come as a considerable boost for Halberd in a number of ways.

The recent tests for the technique were conducted at the Arizona State University and the Youngstown State University. During these tests, the E. Coli bacteria was combined with a metallic nanoparticle complex by using Halberd’s laser emissive energy exposure technique. The breakthrough showed that the technique in question was feasible and gives the company a base from which it can carry forward its work.

William A. Hartman, who is the Chief Executive Officer and President of the company stated that it is clearly a breakthrough for the company. He went on to state there are no other similar technologies in the market at this point.

Disclaimer: We hold no shares of HALB stock.

American Diversified Holdings Corp (OTCMKTS:ADHC) Nears Critical Level

ADHC stock

When a stock records significant gains and then crashes and repeats over the course of a few months, then it might be a good idea for investors to start taking note of it and track its swings.

American Diversified Holdings Corp (OTCMKTS:ADHC), which has seen its stock rally by as much as 200% over the course of the past 4 months and crash back just as fast.

Major Triggers

A major trigger for the rally in the stock came about earlier this year when the company announced that its subsidiary Universal Crypto Holding will be spun off into a new publicly listed company altogether.

Universal Crypto is Universal Wellness’ cryptocurrency arm and at this point, the management of the company is consulting with its legal advisors regarding the acquisition of $20 million worth of Bitcoin.

Once that transaction is completed, the company hopes to spin off Universal Crypto into a separate business. Investors who already hold shares in Universal Wellness are going to get shares in the new company in the form of a shareholder dividend. It is believed that this whole operation is going to be completed at the end of the company’s fiscal year on July 31, 2021.

Cryptocurrencies are generally regarded as a different class of asset altogether and hence, the creation of a new company is expected to help the company in managing its crypto portfolio better.

While the latest news might have come as a boost for the stock, it is also necessary to point out that earlier this month, Universal Wellness had made another important announcement. On April 7, the company’s newly established e-commerce platform was launched.

The company had created the website in partnership with Pharmstrong. It has also been pointed out that the two companies also signed a profit-sharing agreement.

Pharmstrong is primarily going to be in charge of fulfilling the orders in this e-commerce venture between the two companies. Investors could keep the Universal Wellness stock in their watch lists at this point.

Disclaimer: We hold no shares of ADHC shares.

Reconnaissance Energy Africa Ltd (OTCMKTS:RECAF) Gathers Further Momentum


If you are currently looking for stocks that may have recorded massive gains within a short period of time, then it might be difficult to overlook the Reconnaissance Energy Africa Ltd (OTCMKTS:RECAF) stock.

Key Factors

The Reconnaissance Energy Africa stock has managed to clock gains of as much as 120% over the course of the past week and in this situation, it could be a good idea for investors to start taking a closer look at the company.

Back on April 15, the company along with the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Namibia provided the details from the preliminary analysis of the data recovered from 6-2 well.

It was revealed that the data revealed that in the first of the three drilling programs from Reconnaissance Energy Africa, the overwhelming evidence of a petroleum system. The well is located in Kavango Basin.

It is a major development for Reconnaissance Energy Africa and it was no surprise that the news resulted in a rally in the stock after the news emerged. In this regard, it is also necessary to point out that Reconnaissance Energy Africa currently owns petroleum licenses that span an area of as much as 8.5 million acres.

While the data has revealed some highly favorable information for the company, there is further information that needs to be kept in mind by investors. Further analysis of the data is going to be made by premier service companies and that is another thing that is likely going to be watched closely by analysts.

The latest rally seen in the Reconnaissance Energy Africa stock is an indication that investors are quite excited about the prospects of the stock in the near future. However, at the same time, it might also be an excellent idea for investors to keep an eye on the latest announcement from the company.

Disclaimer: We hold no shares of RECAF stock.

Is Tilray Inc (NASDAQ:TLRY) Stock a Good Buy After The Recent Fall?

APHA price

The cannabis sector may have had a hard time not too long ago but over the course of the past months, the sector has managed to make a comeback of sorts.

Now that there is more hope than ever of marijuana becoming a more acceptable product, it might be a good idea for investors to start looking into Tilray Inc (NASDAQ:TLRY).

Key Things to Watch

APHA is one of the major players in the growing cannabis industry and on top of that, it is going to get even bigger now that the merger with Tilray is completed.

On the other hand, investors are also hoping the Biden Administration is going to be far more supportive of the cannabis industry.

While the optimism may not be misplaced, it is also necessary to keep in mind that these things may take time and hence, investors would need to be patient when it comes to stocks like Aphria. Marijuana legalization remains a long shot at this point in time.

However, there have been incremental gains like the legalization of marijuana in the state of New Jersey for instance. Canada has already legalized it and things are moving in the right direction in Mexico.

The Aphria-Tilray merger is something that could also open up some value for investors and has not fully been digested by Wall st yet.

Shareholders in Aphria are going to get 0.8381 Tilray shares for each share they hold. In addition to that, it is also necessary to note that the new entity is going to be owned 62% by Aphria. The interesting thing about the new entity is that it will be the biggest cannabis company in the industry and that has numerous advantages.

It can achieve efficiency in operations and slash costs considerably through economies of scale. Earlier in the year, the company reported revenues of as much as $160.5 million, which was higher than analysts’ estimates of $153.75 million. However, the losses per share came in at 42 cents, which was substantially higher than analysts’ estimates of 3 cents a share.

Disclaimer: We hold no shares of TLRY stock.

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