Here Are 3 Cathie Wood Stocks That Could Soar

Cathie Wood has become one of the investing world’s most popular figures over the last year — and for good reason. The founder and CEO of ARK Invest has helped put together a collection of actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that have absolutely crushed the market over the stretch, and she’s shown a penchant for identifying innovative, tech-focused companies that have gone on to record huge gains…

With ARK funds putting up such incredible performance, we asked three Motley Fool contributors to dive into the list of individual stocks that Wood’s company is backing and pick out some favorites. Read on for a look at three companies held in ARK funds that could be primed for massive wins.

A revolution at the intersection of healthcare and tech

Keith Noonan (Teladoc Health): Think of all the time the average person has spent traveling to and from doctor’s offices and flipping through magazines in waiting rooms. Some visits to medical centers obviously require in-person care, but imagine all of the potential time saved and convenience added if more appointments were conducted virtually.

Teladoc Health (NYSE:TDOC) is making that a reality and changing the face of healthcare — connecting patients with doctors through video conferencing and other software support services. The company also stands as one of the largest combined holdings across Wood’s ARK funds, and its stock has the makings of a long-term winner.

Teladoc currently trades down roughly 37.5% from the 52-week high that it hit in February. The decline is partially the result of some broader pullback in stay-at-home stock valuations, but Amazon announcing plans to expand its teleconference health service business has been the bigger catalyst behind the sell-off. Amazon is certainly a resource-rich competitor, but the tech and e-commerce giant’s entrance into telehealth probably won’t end Teladoc’s growth story.

The virtual health services category is growing rapidly and should easily support multiple winners. Spurred on by social-distancing conditions, Teladoc managed to grow its revenue 98% last year. People will be making more in-person visits to the doctor as pandemic-related restrictions ease, but the long-term growth for teleconference health services is just getting started. And the company’s recent acquisition of preventative and chronic care specialist Livongo will help boost sales this year and drive growth down the line.

Teladoc has a first-mover advantage in a category that has explosive potential, and virtual health services can provide both major quality of life improvements for patients who have difficulty traveling and greater convenience across the overall healthcare industry. With Teladoc trading well off its recent highs and offering big upside, risk-tolerant investors could see impressive returns from the stock.

A below-the-radar EV stock

Jamal Carnette (Magna International): At $3.5 billion in assets under management, the ARK Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF (NYSEMKT:ARKQ) tends to get overlooked outside of its significant Tesla stake. Despite Wood’s reputation as a pure growth investor, tucked into its holdings are some value stocks, including ARK’s 2% stake in automotive manufacturing company Magna International (NYSE:MGA).

Last year was difficult for the company: Sales dipped 17% to $32.7 billion mostly because of the pandemic. Analysts are bullish on the company and expect growth to resume, forecasting $40.6 billion in revenue this year. Despite the return to growth, shares still trade at only 12 times forward earnings and 0.8 times sales, both metrics less than half of the greater S&P 500.

The bulk of Magna’s revenue is as a traditional automotive supplier with expertise in contract manufacturing and parts like body exteriors and powertrains. Magna has a long track record of partnership success with Ford and General Motors, and analysts expect revenue to increase with increased economic activity.

However, it’s likely Wood is looking beyond the current year and to Magna’s future opportunities. The company is…

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