GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH) is on the cusp of shaking up the U.S. epilepsy treatment market. The medical marijuana company won FDA approval for Epidiolex’s use in rare childhood-onset epilepsy over the summer and it should become commercially available to patients as soon as a decision is made on scheduling it by the Drug Enforcement Agency. The potential for medical marijuana to disrupt how doctors help patients who don’t respond to existing treatment options is significant, but GW Pharmaceuticals shares are already trading at new highs. Is this company priced to perfection or is it cheap?
Rethinking marijuana use
A lot of attention focuses on the recreational use of marijuana, however, anecdotal evidence has existed for a long time that it offers medicinal benefits. In the 1800’s, patients could buy marijuana extracts in pharmacies to treat stomach ailments and in 2013, the Stanley Brother’s Charlotte’s Web won widespread media coverage for its ability to help a child suffering from treatment resistant seizures.
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This morning, shares of Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) popped nearly 6% after a strong Q4 earnings report. The company reported earnings per share of $1.53 on total revenue of $22.98 billion. Wall Street expected $1.52 per share on sales of $22.91 billion. The firm reported very strong online sales (up 25%) and a 5.3% jump in same-store sales. Analysts had expected a 4.5% increase in same-store sales. The report is the latest sign that Target has emerged as a formidable competitor to Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT). Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is under fire again due to security concerns around its sign-in features. The company has not allowed users to opt out of the key feature that lets users look up others by phone number and e-mail address. Many people have added their phone numbers in the past thinking it would only be used for two-factor authentication and security. Critics argue this is the latest episode of Facebook compromising user information. Shares of Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) are in focus as the cloud computing giant plans to report earnings after the bell Tuesday. CRM stock is already up 20% so far this year. And many analysts expect the firm to report earnings per share of $0.55 on top of $3.56 billion in revenue. Yesterday, Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff predicted that $30 billion in annual revenue for the cloud computing giant is “right around the corner.” Look for earnings reports from AeroVironment Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN), Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS), Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST), Sina Corp. (NASDAQ: SINA), Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN), Vivint Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: VSLR), and Weibo Corp. (NYSE: WB).
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There’s still no data from Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) to back up whether its plan to accept package returns from Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) is working, but the retailer is expanding the number of stores that will accept returns for purchases made on the e-commerce site, which suggests it’s doing better than critics thought.
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Adding to positive sentiment, Kohl’s Corporatrion (NYSE: KSS) reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue, and same-store sales were up 3.6 percent. It’s interesting that the company was able to do this despite wintery weather, particularly in areas where Kohl’s stores are concentrated. The company’s shares were up more than 5 percent in premarket trading.
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Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)
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Compcoin (CURRENCY:CMP) traded flat against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 11:00 AM E.T. on October 13th. During the last seven days, Compcoin has traded up 12.6% against the US dollar. One Compcoin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $12.20 or 0.00130307 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Compcoin has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Compcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.
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Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) by 1.6% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 61,295 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 991 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Compass Minerals International worth $4,030,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
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Shares of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $74.33.
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Several brokerages have weighed in on CMP. Zacks Investment Research raised Compass Minerals International from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. ValuEngine cut Compass Minerals International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Monness Crespi & Hardt dropped their price objective on Compass Minerals International from $76.00 to $63.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 2nd. BMO Capital Markets dropped their price objective on Compass Minerals International from $65.00 to $60.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised Compass Minerals International from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $49.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, November 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $62.34.
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Fresh off news that it was buying Pandora Media (NYSE:P), Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) slumped 8% early on Monday. It’s the cheapest the stock has been in months, and investors seemed to jeer the all-stock deal. But if history is any guide, it’s a bad bet to go against superinvestor John Malone, whose Liberty empire controls Sirius XM.
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And short sellers may be keeping an eye on two of their favorite stocks in the days ahead. That’s because Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) has been pulling back from a multiyear high back in June and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) is retreating from an even more recent multiyear high. Note that both of these are among the most shorted stocks traded on the Nasdaq.
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In today’s episode of Market Foolery, host Mac Greer and Motley Fool contributor Matt Argersinger hit on a few of the market’s biggest stories. Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) announced plans to acquire Pandora (NYSE:P), finally putting an end to a real bummer of an era for Pandora shareholders. Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) offered a massive bid for Sky, while Disney (NYSE:DIS) positioned itself exactly where it wants to be with regard to that.
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Siriux XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) began trading higher on April 19 following a bullish crossover, but the real uptrend didn't begin until May 3. This is an example of how trends can sometimes take several days to take shape, as the upside wasn't immediately apparent. Nonetheless, the stock is trading at its highest levels since 2005.
Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: Rent-A-Center Inc.(RCII)
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An issue of Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ:RCII) bonds fell 1% against their face value during trading on Thursday. The high-yield issue of debt has a 6.625% coupon and will mature on November 15, 2020. The debt is now trading at $99.07 and was trading at $100.50 one week ago. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets often predict parallel moves in its stock price.
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Shares of rent-to-own retailer Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) soared on Monday after the company agreed to be acquired for $15 per share. This comes less than a week after Rent-A-Center received a lower buyout offer following the completion of its strategic review. The stock was up about 22.2% at 11:30 a.m. EDT.
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ValuEngine upgraded shares of Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Tuesday.
A number of other research firms have also issued reports on RCII. TheStreet upgraded shares of Rent-A-Center from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a research note on Monday, July 9th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Rent-A-Center from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Rent-A-Center from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $17.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 4th. Janney Montgomery Scott lowered shares of Rent-A-Center from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Monday, June 18th. Finally, Northcoast Research lowered shares of Rent-A-Center from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Rent-A-Center presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $11.00.
Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by investment analysts at Cowen in a report issued on Friday. They presently have a $165.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock. Cowen’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 0.94% from the company’s current price.
- [By Max Byerly]
Barings LLC decreased its holdings in Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 36.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 26,064 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 14,937 shares during the period. Barings LLC’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $4,458,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
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In terms of dividend growth, only four of the above stocks — 3M, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble — feature among the 10 fastest dividend-growth kings. In other words, there are six other stocks from the dividend kings list that have grown their dividends at a faster pace than most stocks in the above table in the past decade, some even at double-digits.
Six top dividend kings by dividend growth
Dividend King 10-Year Dividend CAGR Current Dividend Yield Payout Ratio (TTM)
Lowe’s Companies 18.5% 2% 34.5%
Hormel Foods 16.3% 2.1% 39.2%
Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) 14% 1.7% 35.2%
Nordson Corporation 12.2% 0.9% 13.3%
Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) 9% 2% 37.4%
American States Water (NYSE:AWR) 7.6% 1.9% 54.8%
TTM: Trailing 12 months. Data sources: YCharts and Yahoo! Finance. Table by author.
Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)
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The ideal dividend stock for retirees has a high yield, a stable business, and the potential for meaningful long-term earnings and dividend growth. Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG), International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), and AT&T (NYSE:T) check all the boxes. Here’s why retirees should consider these three dividend stocks.
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Even if spending growth decelerates thereafter, it’s unlikely to go to zero. Thus, Netflix might need to double its revenue again (to around $60 billion) just to reach $10 billion of annual free cash flow. For comparison, International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) has a slightly lower market cap than Netflix today and has produced at least $10 billion of cash flow every year for more than a decade.
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One of the foremost leaders in the smart software space is IBM (NYSE: IBM).
The company’s main AI initiative, Watson, is designed to process massive amounts of unstructured data, learn from it and provide decision support for humans.
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Traders sold shares of IBM (NYSE:IBM) on strength during trading hours on Monday. $101.47 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $214.51 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $113.04 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, IBM had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. IBM traded up $1.79 for the day and closed at $153.00