Small cap home decor Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) reportedfiscal Q3 2018 earnings (ended November 25, 2017)after the Wednesday market close with shares down as much as 25% in premarket trading as theCompany lowered its fiscal Q4 and full-year 2018 guidance “to reflect the current tone and volatility of business.” Net sales decreased 1.4% to $469.2 million as comparable sales for the quarter decreased 0.7% versus the year-ago period. E-Commerce represented approximately 26% of net salesversus approximately 20% of net sales in the third quarter of fiscal 2017. Taking into account e-Commerce orders placed in or picked up in-store, approximately 90% of the Companys third quarter fiscal 2018 net sales directly touched a store. Net income was $7.4 million versus net income of $13.6 million. Guidance was given as the following:
Hot Small Cap Stocks For 2019: Methanex Corporation(MEOH)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ: PEIX) and Methanex (NASDAQ:MEOH) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Methanex Co. (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $68.95.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Advisors Preferred LLC bought a new stake in shares of Methanex (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 1,703 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $103,000.
Hot Small Cap Stocks For 2019: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.(CMG)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:
Wall Street expects General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion before the opening bell. GM shares gained 1.44 percent to $38.66 in after-hours trading.
Analysts expect Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) to post quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $25.77 billion after the closing bell. Microsoft shares gained 1.72 percent to $93.90 in after-hours trading.
Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Wednesday. Facebook shares jumped 7.33 percent to $171.40 in the after-hours trading session.
After the markets close, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $15.05 billion. Intel shares gained 2.36 percent to $52.59 in after-hours trading.
Analysts are expecting Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) to have earned $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion in the latest quarter. Time Warner will release earnings before the markets open. Time Warner shares declined 1.12 percent to $95.20 in after-hours trading.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday. Chipotle shares surged 10.74 percent to $375.97 in the after-hours trading session.
Wall Street expects Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) to post quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $49.88 billion after the closing bell. Amazon shares rose 1.79 percent to $1,486.30 in after-hours trading.
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- [By Daniel B. Kline]
The market now believes that Chipotle’s (NYSE:CMG) turnaround has taken hold. That’s partly due to the company’s strong first-quarter results, and partly due to the optimism created by the hiring of new CEO Brian Niccol.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Piper Jaffray set a $355.00 price target on Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the restaurant operator’s stock.
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In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Bank of Internet (BOFI) , MGM Resorts (MGM) , Verizon (VZ) , Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) , Oracle (ORCL) , Salesforce.com (CRM) , PayPal (PYPL) , Raytheon (RTN) and McDonald’s (MCD) .
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) – Equities researchers at William Blair boosted their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, June 28th. William Blair analyst S. Zackfia now expects that the restaurant operator will post earnings of $2.93 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $2.71. William Blair also issued estimates for Chipotle Mexican Grill’s FY2019 earnings at $11.70 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $13.20 EPS.
- [By Chris Lange]
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) which traded down roughly 4% at $330.18. The stocks 52-week range is $263.00 to $499.00. Volume was 1.4 million, compared with the daily average of 1.3 million shares.
Hot Small Cap Stocks For 2019: Foundation Medicine, Inc.(FMI)
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
Only months after a standstill agreement between the two companies expired, biopharma giant Roche Holdings (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) has agreed to acquire Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI) lock, stock, and barrel. Roche had already owned more than half of Foundation Medicine, so the decision to buy the company outright shows it’s more confident in the future of personalized cancer treatment than ever before. Is this deal a needle-mover?
- [By Chris Lange]
Foundation Medicine Inc. (NASDAQ: FMI) shares saw a sizable jump early on Tuesday after the company announced that Roche would be acquiring all the outstanding shares. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in the second half of 2018.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Shares of Foundation Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:FMI) hit a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $108.65 and last traded at $107.25, with a volume of 22037 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $107.20.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Wall Street continued to struggle on Tuesday, with major benchmarks posting larger losses than those seen in recent sessions. A new round of escalation in trade conflict between the U.S. and China was the proximate cause for concerns among investors, as the White House threatened to add tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods. Despite the broader worries, some companies still had good news that sent their individual shares higher. CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI), and Solid Biosciences (NASDAQ:SLDB) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.
- [By Todd Campbell, Rich Smith, and Neha Chamaria]
Great stocks that disrupt big markets and reward shareholders with massive long-term returns, such as eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY), don’t come around every day, so when they do, investors should consider adding them to their portfolios. These Motley Fool investors think Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU), Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN), and Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI) fall into that camp. Are they worth buying right now? Read on to learn more about these stocks and what could cause them to deliver envy-inspiring returns in the future.