The Latest Barron's Picks And Pans: Facebook, Jefferies, Palantir, Spotify And More

The Latest Barron's Picks And Pans: Facebook, Jefferies, Palantir, Spotify And More

This weekend's Barron's cover story examines the long-term prospects for big tech companies currently in the sights of regulators and lawmakers.

Other featured articles discuss what the ongoing COVID-19 threat means for drugmakers and why investors so often fail to understand how to value a value stock.

Also, see the prospects for a mid-cap investment bank, a renewable energy play, a quirky software company, mortgage REITs and more.

"Big Tech Won't Be Held Down" by Eric J. Savitz and Max A. Cherney points out that with regulators and lawmakers sharpening their aim,, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and its peers find themselves in a perilous moment. See why Barron's believes that threat will not last.

In "What Does the Covid Threat Means for Drugmakers?" Josh Nathan-Kazis discusses how fighting the pandemic may mean confronting new variants of the coronavirus. Find out what Barron's thinks that could mean for Moderna Inc (NASDAQ:MRNA), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and others.

Andrew Bary's "Jefferies Is Ready to Break Out of the Bank Pack. Its Stock Is a Buy" suggests that well-managed mid-cap investment bank Jefferies Financial Group Inc (NYSE:JEF) is increasingly able to take on its bigger, better-known rivals. Furthermore, there is plenty of growth potential in the stock despite a sizable gain this year.

Renewable energy is the future, and small-cap energy technology company Stem Inc (NYSE:STEM) should help make that future happen by helping companies manage their electricity. So says "Stem Is a Play on the Future of Batteries. Its Stock Could Double" by Al Root. See why Barron's suggests that the share price could double.

In Sarah Max's "Facebook Is 'a Screaming Value,' Says This Top-Performing Fund Manager," discover why the featured fund manager believes too many investors do not understand how to value a value stock, as well as why Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) should be on value investors' radars. What is the difference between valuation and value?
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