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When billionaire financier Ray Dalio makes a move, Wall Street pays attention. Dalio, who started working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Trading Commodity Futures, founded Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, in 1975. The firm managed approximately $ 140 billion in global investments and Dalio has its own value. $ 17 billion, he has earned legendary status on Wall Street. Enhancing its success, Dalio has three pieces of advice for investors. First, diversify. Keeping a wide range of stocks in the portfolio from multiple sectors is the safest way to invest well. Second, do not think that growing markets will grow forever. It is a variation of Dalio on an older saw that past performances do not guarantee future returns. Dalio will tell you that all strong past returns are actually current high values. And finally, Dalio tells investors, “Do what is contrary to your instincts.” Or adopt another path, do not follow the herd, because such thinking often leads to sub-results. Looking at Dulio for Inspire Investments, we used TipRank’s database to find out whether the three stock billionaires recently added to the fund represent lucrative plays. According to the forum, the analyst community believes that they are all achieving a “generally strong buy” consensus rating. Linde plc (Lynn) is the first new position in Linde, the world’s largest industrial gas production company, whether counted by revenue or market share. Linde produces a range of gases for industrial use, and is a major supplier of argon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen along with niche gases such as carbon dioxide for the soft drink industry. The company also manufactures gas storage and transfer equipment, welding equipment and refrigerants. In short, Linde adopted Dalio’s ‘diversify’ dictum. Linde’s industry leadership and essential products helped the company overcome the Corona crisis. The company’s revenue slipped in 1H20, but rose in the second half, reaching pre-Corona levels of Q3 and surpassing those levels in Q4. In a gesture of confidence, the company held its dividend steady at 96 cents per share through the ‘Corona Year’ – and in a recent Q1 announcement, Linde paid $ 1.06 per share. It goes annual at $ 4.24 and yields 1.7%. The key point here is not the nominal yield, but the company is confident in protecting its positions, allowing it to hold a steady dividend at a time when many partners are cutting into profit partnerships. It is no surprise that an investor like Dalio would be interested in a company like Linde. The billionaire’s fund acquired 20,149 shares during the fourth quarter valued at $ 5.05 million at the current price. While assessing Linde for BMO, analyst John McNackle expressed his confidence in Linde’s current performance. “Lynn continues to execute its growth strategy to drive solid double-digit income growth, specifically without the need for another macro reform. In our view, 11-13% of management’s guide to 2021 is coming. Projects driven by it remain conservative, pricing continued. Efficiency gains, and solid buybacks with its strong balance sheet and cash flow. In addition, solid FCF position provides them enough dry powder for M&A, D-Cap etc. Does. We believe Lynn is ready to surprise investors and push forward the broader. Group, even in a cyclical market. The largest global industrial gas company, “protested McAncoffy. Consistent with his rapid comments, McNademy rates Linen as a Bye, and his $ 320 goal implies ~ 28% for the coming year. (To see McNulty’s track record, click here) Wall Street analysts have broadly agreed on the quality of Linde’s stock as buy reviews, unbalancing 3 hodes in 15. This gives the stock its Strong by Analyst consensus rating. The shares are priced at $ 250.88, and their average price target of $ 295.73 shows that they have further ~ 18% growth. (See Lynn Stock Analysis on TipRank) BlackRock (BLK) is the next largest asset manager in the world. Blackrock has more than $ 8.67 trillion in assets under management. The company is one of the leading index funds in the US financial landscape, and saw revenues of $ 16.2 billion last year, with total income of $ 4.9 billion. Blackrock’s recent Q4 report shows its strength, as far as numbers can go. EPS came in at $ 10.02 per share, 12% sequential profit and 20% year-on-year profit. The quarterly revenue of $ 4.8 billion was 17% yo. The full year top line was 11% from 2019. The Blackhawk achieved all this, while the Corona Crisis devastated the economy in 1H20. In the first quarter of this year, BlackRock announced its regular quarterly dividend, and increased the payout for common stock by 13% to $ 4.13. At an annual payment of $ 16.52, it yields 2.3%. The company has kept the last 12 years of dividend credible. Not wanting to miss out on a compelling opportunity, Dalio’s fund pulled the trigger on 19,917 shares, giving it a new position in BLK. Value of this new addition? Over $ 14 million. Covering BLK for Deutsche Bank, analyst Brian Bedell writes, “We look very good as a 4Q result with strong long-term net inflows into our products, which is a one-time, $ 55 billion pension fund.” Low-fees are expected to continue despite the outflow of equity. The index property in 1H21 is expected which mgmt. Said to have minimal impact on base fee revenue. Additionally, total net inflows drove the annual organic base management fee increase to 13%, a quarterly record, annual long-term organic AUM growth of 7%. We expect the flow mix in 2021 to be extended to higher-duty products due to the organic base fee growth in 2021. To this end, Buy Bedel rates BLK and its $ 837 price target suggests that the stock has ~ 18% ahead of it. (To see Bedell’s track record, click here) Analysts unanimously tell a similar story. BLK has received 6 buy ratings in the last three months, against a single hold – a clear indication that analysts are impressed by the company’s ability. The shares sell for $ 710.11, and an average price target of $ 832.17 gives the stock a 17% upside potential. (See BLK Stock Analysis on TipRank) ABV, Inc. (ABBV) ABVY is a prominent name in the pharma industry. The company is a manufacturer of Hamira, a chronic inflammatory drug used in the treatment of a wide range of chronic diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and psoriasis. The company’s other immunology drugs, Skyeries and Rinov, were approved by the FDA for psoriasis and rheumatism in 2019, respectively, and saw combined sales of $ 2.3 billion last year. AbbVie hopes these drugs will fill the ‘gap’ in profits when the Hamira patent increases to $ 15 billion in sales by 2025 in 2023. Hamira is currently the main driver of AbbVie’s immunology portfolio, and provides $ 19.8 billion of the portfolio’s $ 22.2 billion in annual revenue, and a significant portion of the company’s overall sales. For the full year 2020, across all divisions, AbbVie saw $ 45.8 billion in revenue, with adjusted diluted EPS of $ 10.56. In addition to its high-profile anti-inflammatory line, ABV also has a ‘stable’ of long-established drugs on the market. As an example, the company owns Depakot, a generic anti-seizure drug. AbbVie also maintains an active research pipeline, with scores of drug candidates studying in the disciplines of immunology, neuroscience, oncology and virology. For investors, ABVI has a longstanding commitment to return profits to shareholders. The company has an 8-year history of keeping a reliable – and increasing – dividend. In the most recent announcement, paid for this month to go out in May, AbbVie raised the dividend by 10% to $ 1.30 per ordinary share. At $ 5.20 annually, it yields 4.9%. Once again, we are looking at stocks that accept some of Dalio’s advice. Pulling the trigger on ABBV in the fourth quarter, Dalio’s firm bought 25,294 shares. At current valuation, it is worth $ 2.66 million. Lerink analyst Geoffrey Porges covers ABBV, and is impressed by the way the company is preparing in advance for the loss of American exclusivity on its best-selling product. “Between the growth trajectory of ABBV’s pre-Hamira portfolio and a broad portfolio of originators of early, mid and late-level assets, it is difficult to find a biopharma company that is in a better position, even their loo Also with LOE. The ABBV is slated for 2023, and has growth drivers to drive better than industry average top and bottom-line growth in the period before 20–2022 and before (2024–2028) 2023, ” Porus opined. Porges gives ABBV an outperform (ie buy) rating, and sets a price target of $ 140 that indicates room for 33% a year. (To see the Porges track record, click here) Overall, ABBV has 10 reviews on shares, and 9 of them have to buy – a margin that makes the analyst consensus rating a strong buy. The stock is trading for $ 105.01 and has an average price target of $ 122.60. This indicates an upside of ~ 17% over the next 12 months. (See ABBV Stock Analysis at TipBranks) To find good ideas for stock trading at attractive valuations, buy from TipRank’s Best Stocks, a newly launched tool that unites all TipRanks’ equity insights. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of select analysts. Content is to be used for informational purposes only. It is very important to do your own analysis before making any investment.