Best Small Cap Stocks To Invest In Right Now

On Tuesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedshorting small cap data storage systems stock Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK):

Quelstar is essentially a mirror image of Pixelworks. That is, it’s not just the bearish undertow we want to tap into here. It’s the failure of QBAK to follow-through on today’s effort to break above the 100-day moving average line with today’s early effort. The market dared the bulls to play their hand, and as it turns out, they were bluffing. The sheer scope of the reversal bar in the meantime today confirms the downtrend.

We’re looking for the QBAK selloff to accelerate now that all the buyers and would-be buyers have been flushed out.

Our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter has a detailed discussion about Qualstar Corporations technical chart and a shorting strategy:

Best Small Cap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Nuance Communications Inc.(NUAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) got a boost, shooting up 10 percent to $17.05 after the company posted better-than-expected Q4 earnings. Raymond James upgraded Nuance Communications from Outperform to Strong Buy.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares surged 30.2 percent to $5.01 after dropping 40.86 percent on Tuesday. Marathon Patent Group filed for sale of 1.85 million shares of common stock by selling stockholders.
    Capricor Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CAPR) shares jumped 17.2 percent to $2.25 after the company reported the FDA clearance of Investigational New Drug application for CAP-1002.
    Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) gained 13.2 percent to $2.15 following 16.5 percent rally on Tuesday.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares climbed 11.8 percent to $10.45 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    China Distance Education Hldgs Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: DL) shares surged 11.3 percent to $8.67. China Distance Education reported Q4 profit of $5.9 million on revenue of $41.7 million.
    Cytokinetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTK) shares gained 11 percent to $8.05 after falling 7.05 percent on Tuesday.
    Ooma Inc (NYSE: OOMA) shares surged 8.5 percent to $10.85 as the company posted strong Q3 results.
    Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) climbed 8 percent to $17.12 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Tuesday.
    American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC) surged 7.8 percent to $3.59 after the company reported $8 million in D-VAR system orders.
    Thermon Group Holdings Inc (NYSE: THR) rose 6.3 percent to $24.17. William Blair upgraded Thermon Group from Market Perform to Outperform.
    Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) surged 6.1 percent to $182.88. Nomura upgraded Domino's from Neutral to Buy.
    Xencor Inc (NASDAQ: XNCR) rose 5.9 percent to $21.17. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Xencor with an Overweight rating.
    Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IDRA) gained 5.1 percent to $2.28 after the company disclosed that it has been granted FDA Fast Track designation for IMO-2125.
    Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) gained 5.1 percent to
  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report", Pete Najarian spoke about unusually high options activity in Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN).

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian spoke about high options activity in Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN). Traders were buying the June 19 calls for $1. The trade breaks even at $20 or 2.20 percent above the closing price on Wednesday. Najarian followed the trade and he is going to hold the position for two weeks.

Best Small Cap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Southwestern Energy Company(SWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) which traded down over 5% at $5.52. The stocks 52-week range is $4.90 to $12.82. Volume was nearly 28 million versus the daily average of 16 million shares.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Southwestern Energy (SWN) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after Citigroup upgraded the stock to Buy from Neutral today.

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    Southwestern Energygained 5.9% to $7.81 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.8% to 2,385.26.

    According to TheFlyOnTheWall.com, Citigroup analyst Robert Morris noted that Southwestern’s stock had dropped 50% since September. He did, however, cut his price target to $10 from $14.

    Southwestern Energy’s market capitalization rose to $3.9 billion billion today from $3.7 billion yesterday. It reported a net loss of $2.6 billion on sales of $2.4 billion in 2016.

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Southwestern Energy (SWN) slid to the bottom of the S&P 500 on Friday, on the heels of its fourth-quarter earnings.

    Southwestern dropped $1, or 12%, to $7.35, while the S&P 500 rose3.53 points, or 0.15%,to 2367.34.

    Southwestern said it earned 8 cents a share, a nickel below the 13 cents analysts were expecting. Revenue slid 0.4% year over year to $684 million, edging past the$683 millionconsensus.

    In addition, Southwestern saidestimated proved natural gas and oil reserves declinedby 15.5%, to approximately5,253 Bcfe at the end of 2016,compared to 6,215 Bcfeat the end of 2015.

    Raymond James’s John Freeman reiterated a Market Perform rating on the stock:

    he 2017 production guidance range of 890-910 Bcfe compares to RJ/Street at 892/893 Bcfe, respectively. Capex guidance of $1.175-1.275 billion was 18% above Street at $1.04 and 13% above RJ $1.08 billion. The production growth implies the company is taking the middle road of their previous growth scenario whereby $1.25 billion/yr of capex thru 2018 translates to an 8-12% CAGR. However, in 2017, the guidance range implies 2-4% growth y/y. Exit-to-exit, SWN is expecting 20% growth vs the Street at 14%.

    Southwestern shares are down more than 32% since the start of the year.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) dropped about 5.1% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $5.37 after closing Tuesday at $5.66. The 52-week high is $15.59. Volume topped 15 million shares traded, about 20% below the daily average of around 19.6 million. The company had no specific news, but is expected to report quarterly results Thursday. Expectations are not high.

Best Small Cap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ONEOK Partners L.P.(OKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Cook]

    Citi maintains Buy ratings on Targa Resources (NYSE: TRGP), ONEOK (NYSE: OKE) and Oneok Partners (NYSE: OKS) citing the companies stories around natural gas liquids (NGLs).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Energy infrastructure companies ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) and TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) are both emerging from the energy market downturn as stronger entities. Each made smart acquisitions, with TransCanada buying U.S. gas pipeline company Columbia Pipeline Group, while ONEOK is in the process of gobbling up its MLP,ONEOK Partners (NYSE:OKS). While these deals enhanced the growth profiles of both companies, TransCanada still stands out as the better buy for long-term income investors. Here’s why.

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