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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now

I came across NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) in early 2013, when it was starting to become a major player in the Chinese mobile game industry. At first, I was a bit skeptical about their future growth and valuation. Video game companies are sometimes “one-hit wonders”, and decline after their top sellers lose popularity. But NetEase is an exception. After watching it for a few months, I decided then to bite the bullet and buy the stock. And I’m glad I did.

The company has produced leading online games in China since 2001, has a diversified business model over many in-house developed and licensed titles, and currently holds over $4.6 billion in cash, which can be used for buybacks, dividends and acquisitions.

I believe that NTES is still significantly undervalued and there are several upcoming catalysts which will unlock this value. The company is a dominant player in the Chinese gaming market, with significant competitive advantages and high barriers to entry.

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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Resonant Inc.(RESN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares rose 67.5 percent to $49.96 in pre-market trading after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 62.8 percent to $11.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) rose 23.4 percent to $2.11 in pre-market trading following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 19.1 percent to $5.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 17.7 percent to $2.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 15.2 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) rose 14.6 percent to $8.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 11 percent to $27.50 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) rose 8.9 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MediciNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNOV) rose 8.1 percent to $11.35 in pre-market trading after the company announced opening of Investigational New Drug Application for MN-166 (ibudilast) in glioblastoma.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) shares rose 7.7 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported that its President and CEO Hannes Portmann left the company. The company named Raymond Threlkeld as successor.
    Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ: OTTR) shares rose 7.4 percent to $46.60 in the pre-market trading session.
    Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) shares rose
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Resonant Inc (NASDAQ:RESN) CEO George B. Holmes sold 7,000 shares of Resonant stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.69, for a total transaction of $25,830.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 262,481 shares in the company, valued at approximately $968,554.89. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Resonant Inc (NASDAQ:RESN) CFO Jeffrey A. Killian sold 5,870 shares of Resonant stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.69, for a total value of $21,660.30. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 80,307 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $296,332.83. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Resonant (NASDAQ:RESN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by analysts at National Securities in a research note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have a $8.00 price objective on the semiconductor company’s stock. National Securities’ target price indicates a potential upside of 72.04% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Synaptics (NASDAQ: SYNA) and Resonant (NASDAQ:RESN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and earnings.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gateway Investment Advisers LLC lessened its holdings in shares of iShares S&P 500 Index (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 825,039 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,417 shares during the quarter. iShares S&P 500 Index comprises about 2.0% of Gateway Investment Advisers LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 6th biggest holding. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC owned about 0.15% of iShares S&P 500 Index worth $225,277,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Doliver Capital Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Ishares S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 2.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 32,234 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 860 shares during the period. Ishares S&P 500 makes up about 3.7% of Doliver Capital Advisors LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 2nd largest holding. Doliver Capital Advisors LP’s holdings in Ishares S&P 500 were worth $8,554,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders sold shares of iShares S&P 500 Index (NYSEARCA:IVV) on strength during trading hours on Tuesday. $207.12 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $283.13 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $76.01 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, iShares S&P 500 Index had the 12th highest net out-flow for the day. iShares S&P 500 Index traded up $0.38 for the day and closed at $280.89

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Traders purchased shares of Ishares S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:IVV) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $325.71 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $191.52 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $134.19 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Ishares S&P 500 had the 32nd highest net in-flow for the day. Ishares S&P 500 traded down ($1.82) for the day and closed at $272.73

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: SmartFinancial, Inc.(SMBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SmartFinancial earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.2295427650778 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SmartFinancial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 45.289677526379 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: American Capital Agency Corp.(AGNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) saw a significant increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 18,357,054 shares, an increase of 9.6% from the April 30th total of 16,753,064 shares. Approximately 4.7% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 3,090,628 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.9 days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NEXT Financial Group Inc purchased a new position in AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 9,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $170,000.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    In particular, agency-only mortgage REITs tend to be a considerably safer bet during a rising interest rate environment. This would include Annaly Capital Management, which had $90.6 billion of its $101.8 billion in total assets invested in agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) as of Dec. 31, 2017, as well as AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC), which had $54.8 billion of its $69.3 billion investment portfolio tied up in agency MBSs. Though agency MBSs pay less given that they’re protected from default, it allows Annaly Capital Management and AGNC Investment Corp. to lean on leverage to generate income. As of their most recent quarters, Annaly and AGNC sported respective leverage of 6.6-to-1 and 8.2-to-1. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: VOC Energy Trust(VOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank AG reduced its position in VOC Energy Trust (NYSE:VOC) by 64.5% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 19,000 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 34,500 shares during the period. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in VOC Energy Trust were worth $112,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Legacy Reserves LP(LGCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Legacy Reserves LP Unit (NASDAQ:LGCY) EVP Kyle A. Mcgraw sold 176,957 shares of Legacy Reserves LP Unit stock in a transaction on Monday, September 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.68, for a total value of $828,158.76. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Legacy Reserves LP Unit (NASDAQ:LGCY) – Equities researchers at Seaport Global Securities issued their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Legacy Reserves LP Unit in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, September 19th. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly expects that the oil and gas producer will post earnings per share of $0.31 for the quarter. Seaport Global Securities has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Legacy Reserves LP Unit’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.25 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.65 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.16 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.17 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.22 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.27 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $0.81 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.22 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ:LGCY) hit a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $8.74 and last traded at $8.63, with a volume of 42189 shares. The stock had previously closed at $8.36.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ:LGCY) traded up 2.6% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $7.45 and last traded at $7.75. 42,406 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 92% from the average session volume of 501,679 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.55.

Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. decreased its holdings in Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) by 14.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 16,925 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 2,814 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Toll Brothers were worth $732,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Toll Brothers by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 17,225,132 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $827,150,000 after buying an additional 187,123 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in Toll Brothers by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 3,183,617 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $152,877,000 after buying an additional 55,276 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC raised its stake in Toll Brothers by 803.5% in the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 2,045,499 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $98,225,000 after buying an additional 1,819,100 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Toll Brothers by 13.2% in the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 2,015,100 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $96,725,000 after buying an additional 235,023 shares during the period. Finally, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans grew its position in shares of Toll Brothers by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 1,927,067 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $92,538,000 after purchasing an additional 17,087 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.78% of the company’s stock.

Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SemiLEDS Corporation(LEDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7

Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares were also up, gaining 25 percent to $124.60 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares were also up, gaining 22 percent to $121.06 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.

Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now: American Capital Agency Corp.(AGNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    In particular, agency-only mortgage REITs tend to be a considerably safer bet during a rising interest rate environment. This would include Annaly Capital Management, which had $90.6 billion of its $101.8 billion in total assets invested in agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) as of Dec. 31, 2017, as well as AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC), which had $54.8 billion of its $69.3 billion investment portfolio tied up in agency MBSs. Though agency MBSs pay less given that they’re protected from default, it allows Annaly Capital Management and AGNC Investment Corp. to lean on leverage to generate income. As of their most recent quarters, Annaly and AGNC sported respective leverage of 6.6-to-1 and 8.2-to-1.

Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intercontinental Hotels Group(IHG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of InterContinental Hotels Group (LON:IHG) in a research report report published on Friday morning.

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Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) have gotten crushed today after the FDA offered a negative take on Sarepta’s Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug. In fact, Leerink’s Joseph Schwartz and team contend that Sarepta’s “dystrophin argument strongly challenged and largely invalidated by the FDA.” They explain:

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The updated FDA review is even more negative on the historical control data. 4-yr. clinical effectiveness data submitted in January at the time was considered as major amendment to eteplirsen NDA that had resulted in the 3-mos. delay in PDUFA action date. Having had multiple months to review this additional submission, the FDA has become even more critical by identifying many potential confounding factors, including two matched historical control patients that were reported to have lost ambulation but also had 10m walk test values reported as well as a secondary analysis showing that when 6MWT scores are plotted based on patient age (rather than years of treatment) that there is substantial overlap between eteplirsen-treated patients and the control group.

Best Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Digital Realty Trust Inc.(DLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) shares shot up 10 percent to $61.07. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR) announced plans to merge with DuPont Fabros.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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Best Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: American Capital Agency Corp.(AGNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    This development will likely give battered mREITs like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY  ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR  ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) a huge boost as investors begin to feel less panic regarding a tapering of the current QE3 program. Markets have responded to the Summers announcement by soaring skyward, apparently feeling relief and confidence about the fate of the taper.

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    It was just about one year ago that QE3 made its debut, and mortgage REITs, particularly agency-only players like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY  ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR  ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) began moaning about the increased competition for mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • [By Boniface Murigu]

    It’s no secret that mREITs such as American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) , Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY  ) (NYSE: NLY  ) (NYSE: NLY  ) ,and CYS Investmentshave gone through a very turbulent trading period, with all major players losing a sizable share of market value.

Best Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Inter Parfums, Inc.(IPAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAR) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $110.58 million.

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: NCLH) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $1.10 billion.

Best Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Seadrill Limited(SDRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) dropped about 61% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.65 after closing at $1.67 on Monday. The stock’s 52-week high is $5.21. Volume was more than 5 times the daily average of around 14 million shares. The offshore drilling company warned this morning that it faces “substantial ” losses as bankruptcy proceedings loom.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Shares of Seadrill (SDRL) were gaining by 12.46% to 91 cents in pre-market trading on Tuesday morning, after the offshore drilling contract provider said its subsidiary, North Atlantic Drilling, has secured a new 10 year contract.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) will to share its latest quarterly earnings on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for $0.22 in EPS and $721.81 million in revenue. Shares were at $2.35 in Friday trading, in a 52-week range of $1.57 to $7.49. The consensus price target is $1.96.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    SeaDrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) dropped about 27.5% on Friday to record a new 52-week low of $1.21 against a high of $7.49. The stock closed at $1.67 on Thursday. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 14 million shares. The company had no specific news Friday.

preferred stock

Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) is about to pay $200 million to this little-known Chinese company, and its all part of a plan to revolutionize how people share photos and videos…

According to an Aug. 2, 2017, report from TheInformation.com, Snapchat is in talks to acquire Zero Zero Robotics, a Beijing-based maker of selfie drones.

These selfie drones are foldable, and users can control them through iPhone and Android apps. The drones are light enough to hold and small enough to fit in a backpack.

preferred stock: TSR Inc.(TSRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    TSR Inc (NASDAQ: TSRI) shares shot up 35 percent to $5.15 following Q4 results. TSR reported Q4 earnings of $0.09 per share on revenue of $15.5 million.

preferred stock: Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(ARNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Eisai partnered with Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARNA) several years ago on obesity drug Belviq. The drug won U.S. regulatory approval in 2012, but sales have been underwhelming. As a result, Arena sold Belviq to Eisai earlier this year.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap obesity drug stock Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc (NASDAQ: ARNA) is scheduled for after the market closes onTuesday (March 14th). Last June,Arena Pharmaceuticals announced a strategic shifting of priorities to emphasize its proprietary clinical stage pipeline and the implementation of additional cost reductions to streamline the organization to support its development programs. Among the actions to be taken is the layoff of 73% of the companys workforce which will cost approximately $6.1 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) posted a new 52-week low of $1.20 on Tuesday, down about 19% compared with Monday’s closing price of $1.48. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.16. Volume was about 10% below the daily average of around 3.8 million shares. The company priced a secondary offering of 60 million shares at $1.15 per share, a path guaranteed to enrage existing investors.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, healthcare shares fell by 0.09 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA), down 6 percent, and Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER), down 5 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) were down around 18 percent to $1.22. Arena Pharmaceuticals priced its 60 million share offering at $1.15 per share.

preferred stock: American Capital Agency Corp.(AGNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Boniface Murigu]

    It’s no secret that mREITs such as American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) , Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY  ) (NYSE: NLY  ) (NYSE: NLY  ) ,and CYS Investmentshave gone through a very turbulent trading period, with all major players losing a sizable share of market value.

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    It was just about one year ago that QE3 made its debut, and mortgage REITs, particularly agency-only players like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY  ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR  ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) began moaning about the increased competition for mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    This development will likely give battered mREITs like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY  ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR  ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) a huge boost as investors begin to feel less panic regarding a tapering of the current QE3 program. Markets have responded to the Summers announcement by soaring skyward, apparently feeling relief and confidence about the fate of the taper.

preferred stock: 8×8 Inc(EGHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap magicJack VocalTec Ltd underperforming versus VOIP related peers Vonage Holdings Corp (NYSE: VG)and 8×8, Inc (NASDAQ: EGHT) which have been volatile, but have been heading higher:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of 8×8 (NASDAQ:EGHT) rose 26.6% in 2016, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    So what

    The provider of internet-based voice and communications services put together a remarkable financial record last year. 8X8 beat Wall Street’s earnings and sales estimates handily in each one of the year’s quarterly reports,citing strong organic revenue growth among larger customers along the way. Large-scale corporate customers accounted for 53% of the company’s total sales in the recently reported second quarter, and these big clients are also showing strong loyalty to the 8×8 brand by renewing their service contracts.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap magicJack VocalTec Ltd hitting lower highs and lowerlows for some years now but also leveling off while VOIP related peers Vonage Holdings Corp (NYSE: VG)and 8×8, Inc (NASDAQ: EGHT) have been volatile, but also largely heading higher:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Telecommunications services shares climbed 0.56 percent in trading on Thursday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ: FTR), and 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT).

stock market strategy

Hiring slowed substantially in May as employers added 138,000jobs, but thedisappointing showing probably wont stop the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates this month.

The unemployment rate, which is calculated from a different survey, fell from 4.4% to 4.3%, the lowest since May 2001, the Labor Department said Friday.

Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected 180,000 job gains.

Average hourly wages rose 4 cents to $26.22, holding annual gains steady at 2.5%. Although earnings have picked up the past year or two from a tepid 2% pace, the annual increases have moderated in recent months from nearly 3%. Economists expected the low jobless rate and smaller pool of available workers to push up pay increases more rapidly, a development the Fed seeksto help underpin its plan for two more rate hikes in 2017.

stock market strategy: TiGenix NV (TGXSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Leuven, Belgium-based Tigenix (OTC:TGXSF) filed to go public in the U.S. in late 2015, only to become entangled with Bavarian Nordic (OTC:BVNKF) and Basilea Pharmaceutica (OTC:BPMUF) as the European drugmakers pulled back from NASDAQ. Tigenix subsequently increased its bank account following a 23.75 million placement in Belgium, and added an additional 25 million via a relationship with Takeda, before coming back to Wall Street in October 2016 with a revamped slate of underwriters.

stock market strategy: Astro-Med, Inc.(ALOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $25.50 million.

    Bellatrix Exploration Ltd (NYSE: BXE) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.10 per share on revenue of $71.27 million.

stock market strategy: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.(CLNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, energy shares fell by 1.72 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ: CLNE), down 5 percent, and Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO), down 7 percent.

  • [By Michael Vodicka]

    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE) designs, builds and operates natural gas filling stations in the United States. The company supplies compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG), serving a fleet of 650 customers, more than 32,000 natural-gas vehicles while owning or supplying more than 350 filling stations in 32 states.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Natural gas for transportation leader Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE) has steadily grown and improved the quality of its business and business results over the past several years. Today’s Clean Energy Fuels is leaner, has a stronger balance sheet, and is in a solid position as a market leader in a growth industry.

stock market strategy: Unifi, Inc.(UFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) shares were also up, gaining 18 percent to $26.92 as the company announced Q3 earnings of $0.56 per share on revenue of $161.3 million.

stock market strategy: American Capital Agency Corp.(AGNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    It was just about one year ago that QE3 made its debut, and mortgage REITs, particularly agency-only players like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY  ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR  ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) began moaning about the increased competition for mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • [By Boniface Murigu]

    It’s no secret that mREITs such as American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) , Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY  ) (NYSE: NLY  ) (NYSE: NLY  ) ,and CYS Investmentshave gone through a very turbulent trading period, with all major players losing a sizable share of market value.

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    This development will likely give battered mREITs like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY  ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR  ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) a huge boost as investors begin to feel less panic regarding a tapering of the current QE3 program. Markets have responded to the Summers announcement by soaring skyward, apparently feeling relief and confidence about the fate of the taper.