Troubled action camera maker GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) is rebounding strongly on Thursday — up more than 14% as I write this — thanks to the announcement of a corporate restructuring as well as the issuance of strong forward guidance. This takes GPRO stock back to its 20-day moving average, a level that was lost earlier in the month.
Click to Enlarge On Wednesday night, management affirmed first-quarter revenue guidance in the upper end of its previously announced range of $190 to $210 million and repeated its target of full-year non-GAAP profitability.
list of penny stocks: WGL Holdings Inc(WGL)
- [By Shauna O’Brien]
Brean Capital reported on Friday that it has upgraded natural gas utility company WGL Holdings Inc (WGL).
The firm has raised its rating on WGL from “Hold” to “Buy,” and has given the company a $46 price target. This price target suggests a 12% increase from the stock’s current price of $40.62. The upgrade was primarily based on valuation and future investment opportunities.
“Like many utilities in the gas LDC space, the shares of WGL Holdings have come off recent highs and are now trading at a level we consider attractive,” analyst Michael Gaugler comments. “Beyond valuation, we consider the recent announcement of conditional approval of Dominion’s Cove Point facility for LNG export as a positive development in terms of future investment opportunities, given the company’s one-third interest in the Commonwealth Pipeline project, which we believe will be revisited due to future increased demand.”
WGL Holdings shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Friday. The stock has been mostly flat YTD.
list of penny stocks: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Applied Materials (AMAT) rose to the top of the S&P 500 today as semiconductor stocks rebounded from yesterday’s selloff.
Applied Materials gained 4.5% to $31.44 today, while the S&P 500 was little changed at 2,191.95. The SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (XSD) rose 1% to $52.80, while the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) climbed 1.6% to $68.77.
My colleague Tiernan Rey at Barron’s Tech Trader Daily quoted B. Rileys Craig Ellis in a post today, who called the selloff yesterday an unusually attractive entry opportunity forApplied Materials andMicrochip Technology (MCHP) buyers.
Applied Materials reported net income of $1.7 billion on sales of $10.8 billion in fiscal 2016.
- [By Chris Neiger]
Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) makes equipment that allows companies to manufacture semiconductors, displays, and other components for some of the most advanced technology on the planet. And just like other tech companies, Applied has to stay ahead of new trends so that it can provide the latest equipment to its customers.
- [By Craig Jones]
Pete Najarian spoke on CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report" about unusually high bullish options activity in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT).
- [By Chris Lange]
Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) short interest rose slightly to 15.21 million shares. The previous reading was 15.17 million. Shares closed Friday at $31.88, in a 52-week range of $15.44 to $31.97.
- [By Sreekanth Anasa]
The top management had guided revenues for Q3 to be in the range of $9.3-9.4 billion while EPS outlook was between 75 and 80 cents per share. As usual, the holiday quarter guidance will be crucialfor Best Buy stock as well. Investors could be expecting Best buy to crush Wall Street earnings estimates as it has beaten the high end of the street estimates in 7 out of the last 8 quarters. The earnings whisper number of 84 cents per share also hints towards that. Thefirm online sales growth has contributed immensely to the Best Buy’s earnings growth which has reflected in the stock’s gain this year, and again it would be under focus today.
Can Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) stock still rise higher post-earnings after more than 70% YTD gains?
The equipment manufacturing company Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) is the third major earnings for the day, which has its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings release scheduled after the market close. Applied Materials stock, also happens to bepart of our top tech stocks to buy list which have outperformed the Nasdaq Composite by over 159%. Rightly, AMAT stock deserves a place there as the stock has gained nearly 90% in the last one year. Give theApplied Materials stock’s bull run this year, the semiconductor equipment company will be expected to continue its strong earnings and revenue growth.
list of penny stocks: Luby's, Inc.(LUB)
- [By Monica Gerson]
Luby’s, Inc. (NYSE: LUB) is expected to post earnings for the latest quarter.
Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $5.00 million.
list of penny stocks: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)
- [By Charles Carlson, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Horizon Investment Services]
For investors looking for growth but also income, I especially like three health-care related stocksFresenius Medical (FMS), Novo Nordisk (NVO), and Smith & Nephew (SNN).
list of penny stocks: Texas Roadhouse, Inc.(TXRH)
- [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]
As for individual stocks, Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH) and Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN)made large moves following their quarterly earnings announcements.
- [By Joe Tenebruso]
Fortunately, well-chosen dividend-growth stocks can help you accomplish both of these goals. And with its powerful wealth-building combination of increasing dividend payouts and share-price appreciation, Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH)is one of the best available in the market today.
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Texas Roadhouse Inc. (NASDAQ: TXRH) was raised to Buy from Neutral at BTIG Research.
USG Corp. (NYSE: USG) was reiterated as Hold but the price target was raised to $35 from $29 (versus a $34.23 close) at Jefferies.
- [By Teresa Rivas]
Texas Roadhouse(TXRH) tumbled more than 12% on Wednesday as itsfourth-quarter earningsand revenue fell short of expectations.
The restaurant chain said it earned 29 cents a share on revenue of $484.7 million. Analysts were expecting earnings per share of 38 cents on revenue of $497.3 million.
Same-restaurant sales grew 1.2% at company restaurants and 2% at domestic franchises. For the first 55 days of the first quarter, Texas Roadhouse said that same-store sales rose 1.5%.
The company also raised its dividend 10.5% to 21 cents a share.
Some analysts urged investors to keep the faith in the stock.Barclay’s JeffreyBernsteinreiterated an Overweight rating and $47 price target on thestock:
We believe TXRH fundamentals remain best-in-class. That said, the near-term focus remains on directional comps. And not unlike the broader industry, TXRH comps eased significantly to close 2016. Such led to disappointing 4Q16 results from top to bottom. Importantly, while the brand ‘is not immune’ to industry comp headwinds, the relative outperformance to the category was maintained. Looking to 2017, key guidance metrics were reiterated. While questions remain on whether the recent easing of industry comps will persist, we remain comforted by TXRH’s relative outperformance and easing comps as we move through 2017.
Maxim’s Stephen Andersonreiterated a Buy rating, although he took his price target down $4, to $52:
In our view, TXRH is not immune to the broader slowdown in Casual Dining, but we believe the company will emerge stronger than peers in the next few quarters.TXRHs disappointing 4Q16 comp of +1.3% (blended) was pulled down by a rare negative comp month in December (-2.1%), marking the first time this occurred in almost four years. Comps were +3% or better in both October and November, and comps so far in 1Q17 are positive despite a stormy start to the quarter in
list of penny stocks: Data I/O Corporation(DAIO)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Wednesday, technology shares fell 2.51 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), down 15 percent, and Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) down 13 percent.