3 Magnificent Artificial Intelligence (AI) Stocks to Buy in June

These AI leaders are easy picks.

These AI leaders are easy picks.

Most people who are faced with making a big decision want to know their options first. But when there are many options, the decision-making process can still be overwhelming.

I suspect some investors could have this feeling in choosing which artificial intelligence (AI) stocks to buy. While there are lots of good alternatives, I think a few rise to the top. Here are three magnificent AI stocks to buy in June.

1. Nvidia

The adjective “magnificent” definitely applies to Nvidia (NVDA -0.79%). Shares of the graphics processing unit (GPU) maker have skyrocketed roughly 180% over the last 12 months and have delivered a jaw-dropping gain of more than 24x over the last 10 years. Nvidia is the fastest-rising member by far of the so-called “Magnificent Seven” stocks.

However, what Nvidia has done in the past isn’t as important as what it could do in the future. The company’s amazing growth story isn’t going to end anytime soon. Tech companies continue to buy Nvidia’s AI chips as fast as they can get their hands on them.

Nvidia plans to launch its new Blackwell GPU platform later this year. Blackwell will be the most powerful AI architecture ever. Unsurprisingly, the demand for Blackwell already outstrips the anticipated supply.

Yes, Nvidia trades at a nosebleed price-to-earnings ratio of nearly 65. I’ve been leery of the stock’s valuation at times, but growth puts high earnings multiples into a different context. And Nvidia is poised to continue delivering stunningly strong growth.

2. Amazon

Amazon (AMZN -1.61%) is another Magnificent Seven stock that’s been a big winner, thanks in part to its AI initiatives. Its shares have soared around 45% over the last 12 months, and Amazon has also been an 11-bagger over the last decade.

I expect Amazon Web Services (AWS) will be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the generative AI explosion. It’s already the biggest cloud services provider. In my view, AWS’ approach of making multiple large language models (LLMs) and AI tools available to its customers is a smart strategy. While AWS is a major customer for Nvidia (and will be among the first to get Blackwell), the cloud unit also offers its own custom, cost-effective AI chips for training and inference.

Don’t overlook Amazon’s opportunities to use AI internally. The company is laser-focused on boosting profitability, as evidenced by its earnings jumping 225% year over year in the first quarter. CFO Brian Olsavsky said in Amazon’s April earnings call that it’s investing in technologies, including automation and robotics, to reduce costs further.

AI isn’t the only reason to buy Amazon stock, though. Amazon has multiple growth drivers, including advertising, expansion into healthcare, and its forthcoming Kuiper satellite internet service.

3. Meta Platforms

Meta Platforms (META -0.05%) is the smallest company of these three (and the next-to-smallest among the Magnificent Seven) with a market cap of “only” around $1.17 trillion. However, Meta has been a monster stock over the last 12 months, with a gain of over 75%.

I like Meta largely because of its valuation. The stock’s price-to-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio is 1.08, lower than all the other Magnificent Seven members. But can Meta deliver on the growth projections baked into that metric? I think so.

The company has great opportunities to use AI to increase the monetization of its video and messaging features, including Reels and WhatsApp. It’s also working hard to engage users to enhance the value of its platform to advertisers.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes it’s “quite possible that smart glasses that have AI assistants built in will be the killer app.” He thinks AI-powered business messaging will be “the next major pillar” of Meta’s business. Zuckerberg is also committed to developing artificial general intelligence (AGI). Meta doesn’t have to succeed on all fronts, though, to deliver exceptional long-term returns for investors.

John Mackey, former CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Randi Zuckerberg, a former director of market development and spokeswoman for Facebook and sister to Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Keith Speights has positions in Amazon and Meta Platforms. The Motley Fool has positions in and recommends Amazon, Meta Platforms, and Nvidia. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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