Many Wall Street analysts this week from various industries made note of Amazon disrupting the companies they cover.
CNBC combed through recent research to find stocks that are feeling the Amazon effect in different ways. The list includes names such as Costco, FedEx, XPO and Ulta.
“Costco faces the Amazon wall of worry, yet we believe their sticky membership model creates loyalty which can drive sales and profits higher for years to come… Positive ticket trends, solid digital growth, and additional lift in renewal rate are all reasonable on a 12-18 month outlook,” said Evercore ISI analyst Greg Melich who recently initiated coverage on the stock as outperform.
Earlier this week, FedEx reported earnings per share and revenue below expectations for the third quarter. There had been increasing chatter in the analyst community that Amazon could be emerging as a competitor to the shipping giant. One analyst says that is most certainly investor perception. “While we continue to argue Amazon’s ambitious network build out is entirely to provide for retail distribution, it is hard to argue with a market that has nearly decided Amazon will eventually operate a two-way delivery network to rival FedEx or UPS,” wrote Barclays analyst Brandon Oglenski in his earnings recap note.
Best Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Home BancShares, Inc.(HOMB)
Home BancShares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Centennial Bank that provides commercial and retail banking, and related financial services to businesses, real estate developers and investors, individuals, and municipalities. Its deposit products include checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The companys loan portfolio comprises non-farm/non-residential real estate, construction/land development, residential mortgage, consumer, and commercial and industrial loans. It also provides Internet banking, mobile banking, voice response information, cash management, overdraft protection, direct deposit, safe deposit boxes, the United States savings bonds, and automatic account transfer services. Further, the company writes policies for commercial and personal lines of business, including insurance for property, casualty, life, health, and employee benefits; and offers trust services focusing primarily on personal trusts, corporate trusts, and employee benefit trusts. As of December 31, 2015, it operated through 79 branches in Arkansas, 61 branches in Florida, 6 branches in Alabama, and a loan production office in New York City. Home BancShares, Inc. is headquartered in Conway, Arkansas.
- [By Tim Melvin]
This was especially the case with Home BancShares Inc. (NASDAQ: HOMB), a regional bank based out of Conway, Arkansas.
On a Friday afternoon back in summer 2016, I was wrapping up my work and heading out for my “ready for the weekend pizza and vino” run when I got an email from Home BancShares chairman John Allison.
- [By Billy Duberstein]
Home BancShares (NASDAQ:HOMB) is an Arkansas-based bank run by founder and chairman Johnny Allison. Founded in 1999, the company has grown, mostly via 23 acquisitions, to $15 billion in assets, with major operations in Arkansas, Florida, and Alabama, along with a branch New York City.
Best Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Compass Diversified Holdings(CODI)
Compass Diversified Holdings (the Trust), incorporated on November 18, 2005, and Compass Group Diversified Holdings, LLC, (the Company), acquires and manages a group of small and middle-market businesses. The Company’s segments include The Ergo Baby Carrier, Inc. (Ergobaby), Liberty Safe and Security Products, Inc. (Liberty Safe or Liberty), Fresh Hemp Foods Ltd. (Manitoba Harvest), Compass AC Holdings, Inc. (ACI or Advanced Circuits), AMT Acquisition Corporation (Arnold or Arnold Magnetics), Clean Earth Holdings, Inc. (Clean Earth), Candle Lamp Company, LLC (Sterno or Sterno Products) and Tridien Medical, Inc. (Tridien). The Company also owns a non-controlling interest of approximately 41% in Fox Factory Holding Corp. (FOX). Compass Group Management LLC, (CGM or the Manager), manages the day to day operations of the Company and oversees the management and operations of its businesses pursuant to a management services agreement (MSA).
Ergobaby is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of wearable baby carriers and related baby wearing products, as well as stroller travel systems and accessories. Ergobaby offers a range of wearable baby carriers, stroller travel systems and related products that are sold through approximately 450 retailers and Web shops in the United States and internationally. Ergobaby has two main product lines: baby carriers (baby carriers and accessories) and infant travel systems (strollers and accessories).
Liberty Safe or Liberty is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of home and gun safes in North America. Through its approximately 314,000 square foot manufacturing facility, Liberty produces a range of home and gun safe models in an assortment of sizes, features and styles. Its products are marketed under the Liberty Safe brand, as well as a portfolio of licensed and private label brands, including Remington, Cabela’s and John Deere. Liberty Safe also sells commercial safes, vault doors and handgun va! ults.
Manitoba Harvest is engaged in the manufacture and distribution of branded, hemp-based food products. Manitoba Harvest’s products, which include Hemp Hearts, Hemp Heart Bites, Hemp Heart Bars, and Hemp protein powders, are carried in over 7,000 retail stores across the United States and Canada.
Advanced Circuits or ACI is a provider of rigid printed circuit boards (PCBs), in the United States. Advanced Circuits typically manufactures 2 to 20 layer PCBs. Advanced Circuits also provides its customers with assembly services. Advanced Circuits uses brand names, such as FreeDFM.com, 4pcb.com, 4PCB.com, 33each.com, barebonespcb.com and Advanced Circuits.
Arnold is a manufacturer of engineered, application specific permanent magnets. Arnold Magnetics products are used in applications, such as general industrial, reprographic systems, aerospace and defense, advertising and promotional, consumer and appliance, energy, automotive and medical technology. Arnold Magnetics is the manufacturer of engineered magnets, as well as domestic producer to design, engineer and manufacture rare earth magnetic solutions. Arnold markets magnets under the brand names of RECOMA, PLASTIFORM, FLEXMAG and ARNOLD.
Clean Earth is a provider of environmental services for a range of contaminated materials, including soils, dredged material, hazardous waste and drill cuttings. Clean Earth provides a solution that analyzes, treats, documents and recycles waste streams generated in multiple end markets, such as power, construction, commercial development, oil and gas, infrastructure, industrial and dredging. Clean Earth operates approximately 10 permitted facilities in the Eastern United States.
Sterno Products is a manufacturer and marketer of food warming devices and table lighting solutions for the food service industry. Sterno’s produ! ct line i! ncludes wick and chafing fuels, butane stoves and accessories, liquid and traditional wax candles, catering equipment and lamps. Sterno’s products are sold primarily through the foodservice and consumer retail channels.
Tridien is a designer and manufacturer of powered and non-powered medical therapeutic support services and patient positioning devices serving the acute care, long-term care and home health care markets. Tridien’s therapeutic support surfaces are used for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers and its patient positioning devices are used during surgical procedures to align various parts of the human body that must be fixed in place or require protection from injury. Tridien manufactures products as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), contract manufacturer (CM) and branded/private label manufacturer in multiple locations across the United States. Tridien’s facilities are located in Corona, California, Fishers, Indiana, and Coral Springs, Florida.
The Company competes with TTM Technologies, Inc., Viasystems Group, Inc., Thomas & Skinner, Magnum Magnetics, Electron Energy, Vacuumschmelze Gruner, Baby Bjorn, Chicco, Britax, Manduca, Beco, Boba, Tula, LilleBaby, Stokke, Bugaboo, UppaBaby, Browning, Winchester and RedHead/Bass Pro.
- [By Jim Crumly]
Canadian marijuana producer Tilrayis jumping into the U.S. hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) oil market in a big way, buying Manitoba Harvest from Compass Diversified Holdings(NYSE:CODI) in a cash-and-stock deal worth up to 419 million Canadian dollars. Shares of Tilray bounced 5.3% on the news and those of Compass rose 2.7%.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Purple Innovation (NYSE: CODI) and Compass Diversified (NYSE:CODI) are both small-cap unclassified companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.
Best Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Carpenter Technology Corporation(CRS)
Carpenter Technology Corporation manufactures, fabricates, and distributes specialty metals worldwide. It operates through two segments: Specialty Alloys Operations and Performance Engineered Products. The company offers special alloys, such as heat resistant, and nickel and cobalt base alloys for use in components, such as rings, discs, and fasteners; and alloys for electronic, magnetic, and electrical applications. It also provides stainless products comprising a range of corrosion resistant alloys, including conventional stainless steel and proprietary grades for special applications; and titanium products for use in aircraft fasteners, medical devices, sporting equipment, and chemical and petroleum processing. In addition, the company offers powder metals, such as spherical gas atomized powders; and alloy and tools steels in long forms, as well as rounds, plates, and sheets. Further, it distributes corrosion resistant steels, tool steels, and powder metals for various industries, as well as manufactures and rents down hole drilling tools and components for the oil and gas industry. The company distributes its products directly through its distribution network, as well as through independent distributors. It serves aerospace and defense, energy, transportation, medical, and industrial and consumer industries. Carpenter Technology Corporation was founded in 1889 and is based in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
- [By Max Byerly]
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- [By Max Byerly]
Crystal Amber Fund Limited (LON:CRS) announced a dividend on Friday, July 6th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 19th will be given a dividend of GBX 2.50 ($0.03) per share on Friday, August 17th. This represents a yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 19th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.
Best Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Energy XXI Ltd.(EXXI)
Energy XXI Ltd engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of oil and natural gas properties onshore in Louisiana and Texas, and on the Gulf of Mexico. As of June 30, 2015, the company had net proved reserves of 183.5 million barrels of oil equivalent. It operated or had an interest in 567 gross producing wells on 388,199 net developed acres, including interests in 52 producing fields. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Houston, Texas.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
The stock market was mostly higher on Monday, with market participants celebrating favorable economic news on the consumer front and looking forward to another round of positive earnings reports when third-quarter earnings season starts early next month. Tax cuts have helped corporate earnings throughout 2018, and that’s generally helped to lift the overall market. Yet even with several major market benchmarks at or near record levels, some stocks weren’t able to participate in the gains today. Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF-B), Acorda Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ACOR), and Energy XXI Gulf Coast (NASDAQ:EXXI) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.
Best Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: MEI Pharma, Inc.(MEIP)
We are an oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer. Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “MEIP”.
Our business purpose is the development of drugs for the treatment of cancer. Our portfolio of drug candidates includes Pracinostat, an oral histone deacetylase (“HDAC”) inhibitor being developed in combination with azacitidine for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (“AML”) who are 鲁75 years of age or unfit for intensive chemotherapy and high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (“MDS”). In August 2016, we entered into an exclusive worldwide license, development and commercialization agreement with Helsinn Healthcare SA (“Helsinn”) for Pracinostat in AML and other potential indications. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Shares of MEI Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:MEIP) were up 13.2% during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $4.30 and last traded at $4.30. Approximately 651,334 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 127% from the average daily volume of 287,125 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.80.
- [By Logan Wallace]
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- [By Money Morning News Team]
Seadrill’s rally demonstrates how profitable penny stocks can be for savvy investors. With Seadrill’s gains already on the books, we’ll look at a stock that’s on track to generate tremendous returns – a small cap that just completed a groundbreaking acquisition with huge profit potential…
Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) $0.58 98.74%
Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.83 59.97%
MEI Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP) $3.45 43.40%
Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.15 35.72%
Akers Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: AKER) $0.65 34.38%
Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GALT) $4.54 32.58%
Phoenix New Media Ltd. (NYSE ADR: FENG) $5.65 32.22%
Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $1.73 31.37%
Bright Scholar Education Ltd. (NYSE ADR: BEDU) $18.51 29.03%
21 Vianet Group Inc. (Nasdaq: VNET) $7.36 28.72%
These gains are incredibly exciting. However, not all penny stocks are equally strong investments.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 75.31 percent to close at $9.94 after reporting Q1 results.
Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 40.62 percent to close at $4.50 on Tuesday after reporting 2017 year-end results.
MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) gained 34.39 percent to close at $3.40.
MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) gained 32.74 percent to close at $1.50 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) surged 31.15 percent to close at $8.00 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) rose 21.07 percent to close at $11.09. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 20.23 percent to close at $10.58.
Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) shares gained 17.62 percent to close at $17.82.
Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: APVO) rose 17.1 percent to close at $5.82.
Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) shares jumped 16.23 percent to close at $4.87 following Q1 earnings.
Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 16.04 percent to close at $3.69.
PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) climbed 15.99 percent to close at $7.98 following Q1 results.
Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.93 percent to close at $3.42.
LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) gained 15.59 percent to close at $0.5532 following Q1 results.
Sophiris Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) gained 13.92 percent to close at $3.52 on Tuesday following Q1 results.
Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) jumped 13.4 percent to close at $2.37.
Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) shares surged 13.05 percent to close