&l;p&g;&l;img class=&q;size-full wp-image-7014&q; src=&q;http://blogs-images.forbes.com/baldwin/files/2018/04/0327_Murray-Vinyard-Vines_650x455.jpg?width=960&q; alt=&q;&q; data-height=&q;455&q; data-width=&q;650&q;&g; The Murrays of Vineyard Vines
Privately held Vineyard Vines is the subject of an &l;a href=&q;http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenbertoni/2018/04/10/how-vineyard-vines-built-a-giant-brand-without-raising-a-penny-of-equity&q;&g;entrepreneurial tale&l;/a&g; in the April 30 issue of &l;em&g;Forbes&l;/em&g;. What does its success tell investors about the public market for apparel manufacturers and apparel vendors? It might remind us that any business going from cold to hot overnight could just as easily go the other way. Such fashionable outfits as Abercrombie &a;amp; Fitch, the Limited and Wet Seal were once hot and then not so hot.
If you must invest in something stylish, go for a blue chip like &l;strong&g;Ralph Lauren&a;nbsp;(RL)&l;/strong&g; rather than a fast grower like &l;strong&g;Lululemon Athletica (LULU)&l;/strong&g;. Lauren has shrunk its footprint recently, but it&s;s still a solid business; its enterprise value (market capitalization plus debt minus cash) is an affordable 8 times earnings before depreciation, interest and taxes. Lulu&s;s multiple is 19.
Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Caesars Entertainment Corporation(CZR)
- [By Travis Hoium]
Earnings season begins this week, withWynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) reporting on Tuesday, April 24, Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS)on Wednesday, and MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM)on Thursday. Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR) will report on May 2 with Melco Resorts (NASDAQ:MLCO) to follow later in May.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
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- [By Shane Hupp]
Loomis Sayles & Co. L P reduced its position in Caesars Entertainment Co. Common Stock (NASDAQ:CZR) by 8.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 2,472,361 shares of the company’s stock after selling 221,954 shares during the period. Loomis Sayles & Co. L P’s holdings in Caesars Entertainment Co. Common Stock were worth $27,814,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Rounding out the top 10 were Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR), Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT), Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SGYP), and Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU). The standout stock here was Micron, with a drop of nearly 8% in the number of its shares short. Short interest moves in the others were modest.
- [By Rich Duprey]
The other two casinos in the state, Bally’s and Harrah’s, are Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR) properties, and only Bally’s does not have a branded online site.
- [By Travis Hoium]
Casinos and gaming suppliers are tripping over themselves to show how excited they are about the Supreme Court overturning a law that banned sports betting in every state in the U.S. except Nevada. Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR), MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM), and Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS) all released statements in support of the potential of expanded sports betting with Scientific Games saying it could be the “greatest wave of gaming expansion in the United States in the past 20 years.”
Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc(LOAN)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) fell 13.2 percent to $10.95 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.33 percent on Friday.
Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN) shares fell 8.7 percent to $5.33 in pre-market trading after declining 2.83 percent on Friday.
Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) fell 8 percent to $32.75 in the pre-market trading session.
AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER) shares fell 7.4 percent to $51.17 in pre-market trading.
Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INO) fell 7.4 percent to $4.54 in pre-market trading.
Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) fell 7 percent to $31.83 in pre-market trading.
California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares fell 6.5 percent to $30.29 in pre-market trading after dropping 10.60 percent on Friday.
Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOAN) fell 6.2 percent to $6.85 in pre-market trading.
RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDHL) fell 6 percent to $6.67 in pre-market trading.
QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE: QEP) shares fell 5.8 percent to $11.45 in pre-market trading after dropping 6.75 percent on Friday.
Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE: NOAH) fell 5.5 percent to $61.53 in pre-market trading.
CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI) shares fell 5.2 percent to $11.70 in pre-market trading
Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Intuit Inc.(INTU)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $213.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “We are optimistic on Intuit’s growing SMB exposure and believe that its strategic acquisitions will fortify this segment. Due to the continuously emerging new technologies and current market trends, cloud-based business and financial software solutions have been gaining momentum. As Intuit is already a market leader in this segment, the increased adoption helped it gain new customers, in turn, boosting the overall performance. Estimates have been stable for Intuit of late. Moreover, the company’s strategy of shifting its business to cloud-based subscription model will help generate more stable revenues over the long run. Intuit’s shares have outperformed the industry in a year’s time.”
- [By Money Morning Staff Reports]
This has major financial institutions issuing warnings ahead of one of the biggest technological shifts in the history of the world.
The Top Cryptocurrency Stories for Wednesday
Yesterday, one of Bitcoin’s biggest proponents once again released an extremely bullish outlook on the cryptocurrency. Billionaire investor Tim Draper said Tuesday that “Bitcoin is bigger than the Internet,” and he also said its influence will be even bigger than the Industrial Revolution, the Renaissance, and the Iron Age. The statement comes after he released a recent price target of $250,000 by 2022. Not everyone is buying into Bitcoin’s post-tax season rally. Bill Harris, the former CEO of PayPal Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL) and Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), sounded off Tuesday in an op-ed piece titled “Bitcoin Is the Greatest Scam in History.” Harris called the cryptocurrency a “colossal pump-and-dump scheme” that has no precedent on the world stage. Bitcoin proponents immediately took to social media and online blogs to refute Harris’ arguments. Forbes contributor Kyle Torpey vented that Harris’ focus was misguided and took special issue with his claim that “Bitcoin has no value.” The crypto world has identified JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon as public enemy No. 1. Computer security pioneer and cryptocurrency guruJohn McAfeecalled out Dimon for attempting – and failing – to “end crypto.” McAfee lobbed a slew of accusations at the big banker via Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). Finally, it wouldn’t be another day in the cryptocurrency markets without another unprovoked threat to Bitcoin. The latest comes from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In a recent issue of the MIT Technology Review, writers presented three scenarios that could “destroy Bitcoin.” The scenarios include a “government takeover” of the cryptocurrency, the “tokenization of everything” that involves a massive influx of tokens and makes Bitcoin less valuable, and a mas
- [By Brian Stoffel]
However, my stock pick in the high-switching-costs category is not a bank, though it’s involved in financial services. I believeIntuit(NASDAQ:INTU) offers particularly “sticky” services. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps its two biggest products do: TurboTax and QuickBooks.
- [By Wayne Duggan]
With bitcoin prices now at their highest levels since March at above $9,200, former Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) and Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) CEO Bill Harris wrote an op-ed piece for Recode in which he called bitcoin “the greatest scam in history.” Harris said cryptocurrencies are massive pump-and-dump schemes and fraud artists are taking advantage of cryptocurrency investors naivety and greed. He added that bitcoin has no intrinsic value, isn't an effective store of value and isn't accepted by the vast majority of businesses, making it virtually useless as a means of payment.
Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: SurModics Inc.(SRDX)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Shares of SurModics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $47.30 and last traded at $47.20, with a volume of 902 shares. The stock had previously closed at $46.50.
- [By Max Byerly]
Lombard Medical Technologies (OTCMKTS: EVARF) and SurModics (NASDAQ:SRDX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.
Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Standex International Corporation(SXI)
- [By Logan Wallace]
Barclays PLC boosted its holdings in Standex Int’l Corp. (NYSE:SXI) by 13.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,804 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 561 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Standex Int’l were worth $459,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Synex International (TSE:SXI) Director Glenn Stanley Mcdonnell sold 250,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of C$0.50, for a total transaction of C$125,000.00.
Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cambium Learning Group Inc.(ABCD)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Relx (NYSE: RELX) and Cambium Learning Group (NASDAQ:ABCD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
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- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares jumped 17 percent to $3.65.
Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares rose 13.5 percent to $11.70.
McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) gained 11.6 percent to $6.75 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares jumped 11.2 percent to $14.95. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares gained 11 percent to $2.2199.
Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) surged 10.8 percent to $4.50.
Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) rose 10.1 percent to $3.39.
Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) climbed 9.6 percent to $32.10. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares jumped 9.1 percent to $25.66. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 8.4 percent to $75.65 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
Command Security Corporation (NYSE: MOC) shares gained 6.4 percent to $3.0960 after the company disclosed a $23 million five-year contract with LaGuardia Gateway Partners for LaGuardia Airport New Central Terminal Building.
Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 6.2 percent to $2.41 after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.7 percent to $69.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) gained 4.9 percent to $18.035. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Hanesbrands from Hold to Buy.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 78.82 percent to close at $7.26 on Monday.
GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares jumped 18 percent to close at $2.36.
McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) climbed 15.7 percent to close at $7.00 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) gained 17.21 percent to close at $3.61.
Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) rose 14.16 percent to close at $33.45. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares jumped 12.79 percent to close at $25.58.
Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares gained 11.52 percent to close at $15.00. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 10.94 percent to close at $22.91.
Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares rose 10.76 percent to close at $26.05. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares rose 10.02 percent to close at $6.48.
Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares gained 8.37 percent to close at $2.46 on Monday after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares gained 7.81 percent to close at $11.11.
Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 7.26 percent to close at $70.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 6.66 percent to close at $74.45 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
- [By Logan Wallace]
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Several brokerages have commented on ABCD. BidaskClub raised Cambium Learning Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. ValuEngine raised Cambium Learning Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, B. Riley assumed coverage on Cambium Learning Group in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $12.50 price target for the company.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI) and Cambium Learning Group (NASDAQ:ABCD) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and profitability.