Prep Your Portfolio for Next Week: Strategists

Which stocks should investors be buying into next week? Alan Valdes, vice president of DME Securities, and David Stepherson, senior portfolio manager of Hardesty Capital Management, shared their best plays.

Valdes Likes:

Eastman Kodak —“It’s been off the radar but they have been coming in with a lot of innovation,” Valdes said. “Kodak’s back.”

Meanwhile, Valdes told investors to take profit in the airline stocks.

Stepherson Likes:

Ultra Petroleum —"Natural gas is going to be a much larger part of the administration's energy policy and Ultra Petroleum is best in the industry at getting the gas," said Stepherson. "It's a very inexpensive stock and a very well-run company."

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Scorecard—What They Said:

  • Stepherson's Previous Appearance on CNBC (Mar. 26, 2010)
  • Valdes' Previous Appearance on CNBC (June 15, 2010)

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Stepherson and his family members and firm own shares of UPL and VMC.

Valdes does not own shares of EK.