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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 2017 up 25.1% for the year, lagging its all-time intraday high of 24,876.07 set on Dec. 18. The eight Dogs of the Dow for 2017 had an aggregate gain of a solid 16.1% for the year.
Boeing (BA) must be removed from the dogs as it was the best performing Dow component for the year with a gain of 89.4%. Its dividend yield fell to just 2.31%, so if you bought this stock a year ago as a dog, book the huge gain now.
Cisco Systems (CSCO) is removed despite a favorable dividend yield of 3.24%, as it had a bull market year with a gain of 26.7%. Book this huge dog gain now.
Best Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Inc.(BBRG)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Media coverage about Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:BBRG) has trended positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bravo Brio Restaurant Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.847415840944 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Best Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ormat Technologies, Inc.(ORA)
- [By Max Byerly]
Orange (EPA:ORA) has been assigned a €20.00 ($24.69) price target by equities researchers at Barclays in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Barclays’ price target indicates a potential upside of 42.55% from the company’s previous close.
- [By Max Byerly]
JPMorgan Chase & Co. lessened its stake in shares of Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA) by 9.3% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 225,381 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 23,000 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Ormat Technologies were worth $12,708,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Scott Levine]
When talk around the water cooler turns to energy investments, it’s oil and gas companies that represent the usual suspects. Renewable energy companies like Vestas Wind Systems (NASDAQOTH:VWDRY), First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), and Ormat Technologies (NYSE:ORA) — companies whose names are far less recognizable than those like ExxonMobil and Chevron — may not be on most investors’ radars. However, there are certainly reasons to believe that they should be.
- [By Shane Hupp]
JPMorgan Chase lowered shares of Ormat Technologies (NYSE:ORA) from an overweight rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, MarketBeat.com reports. They currently have $62.00 price target on the energy company’s stock.
Best Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(CASI)
- [By Maxx Chatsko]
Shares of CASI Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CASI) jumped nearly 32% today after the small-cap pharma announced a new contract drug-manufacturing pact in China. The company now will rely on Yiling Wanzhou International Pharmaceuticals for manufacturing two drugs: entecavir and cilostazol.
- [By Logan Wallace]
BidaskClub downgraded shares of CASI Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CASI) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Saturday morning.
Best Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL)
- [By Benzinga News Desk]
President Trump’s Department of Justice gave its expert witness a second chance on Tuesday to make a convincing case against AT&T’s (NYSE: T) proposed $85 billion buyout of CNN-owner Time Warner (NYSE: TWX): Link
US MBA mortgage applications w.e. 20 April -0.2% vs +4.9% prior
The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on petroleum inventories in the U.S. will be released at 10:30 a.m. ET.
The Treasury is set to auction 5-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
BMO upgraded Disney (NYSE: DIS) from Underperform to Market Perform
Stifel upgraded Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) from Hold to Buy
Jefferies downgraded Fiat Chrysler (NYSE: FCAU) from Buy to Hold
Stifel downgraded Floor & Decor (NYSE: FND) from Buy to Hold
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- [By Sean Williams]
As an example, in 2014, Google, which is now known as Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL), issued a new class of stock. The pre-existing Class C shares (GOOG) have no voting rights, while the 2014-issued Class A shares (GOOGL) have one vote per share. Because Alphabet is such a mammoth of a company, its inclusion in the S&P 500 makes sense…but only if both classes of its stock are tracked by the S&P 500.
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Here’s everything you must know before Monday’s opening bell:
Investors will analyze earnings from Alphabet (GOOGL) , T-Mobile (TMUS) and more. Fresenius dropped its planned $5 billion takeover of generic drug-maker Akorn (AKRX) . Southwest (LUV) has canceled 40 flights a day since announcing its voluntary inspection program. UBS (UBS) disappointed investors with a tepid forecast for the year ahead. U.S. stock futures pointed lower as bond yields rose.
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Until it’s lifted, the ban stands to impact everyone from optical component/module suppliers such as Acacia Communications (ACIA) and Oclaro to telecom/networking chip suppliers such as Cavium (CAVM) and Xilinx (XLNX) to mobile chip suppliers such as Qualcomm (QCOM) and Skyworks (SWKS) . Some of the damage will, of course, be offset by share losses ZTE is likely to see on account of the ban. This could particularly hold for mobile suppliers, given that the ban could prevent ZTE from shipping phones running Alphabet/Google’s (GOOGL) version of Android.