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Friday After Work

Unplug. Save energy and recharge your own batteries by spending Friday evening without your usual tech devices. Take advantage of the longer days by taking a small snack, a book and a refreshing drink outdoors to savor the last few moments of light. No yard? Hit up your local park.

Later, dust off decks of cards, board games and neglected craft projects for an evening of old-school fun.

good stocks to own: NQ Mobile Inc.(NQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Belinda Cao]

    Oberweis China Opportunities Fund (OBCHX), the best-performing U.S.-based fund investing in Chinese stocks, said Internet companies from NQ Mobile Inc. (NQ) to Qihoo 360 Technology Co. (QIHU) will extend a rally after jumping more than three-fold this year.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: NQ) shares dropped 16 percent to $3.88 after the company issued an update on the FL Mobile divestment. NQ Mobile is expected to report Q4 financial results on March 21, 2016.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, telecommunications services shares gained by 0.42 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), up 4 percent, and NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: NQ), up 2 percent.

good stocks to own: JAKKS Pacific, Inc.(JAKK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Hasbro, Inc largely trending upward while shares of peers like mid cap Mattel, Inc (NASDAQ: MAT) and small cap JAKKS Pacific, Inc (NASDAQ: JAKK) have largely trended downward:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Hasbro, Inc largely going in one direction while shares of peers likemid cap Mattel, Inc (NASDAQ: MAT)and small cap JAKKS Pacific, Inc (NASDAQ: JAKK) have gone in the other direction:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    One under-$10 toy player that’s trending very close to triggering a major breakout trade is Jakks Pacific (JAKK), which is a producer and marketer of children’s toys and other consumer products. This stock has been destroyed by the bears so far in 2013, with shares off sharply by 60%.

    If you take a look at the chart for Jakks Pacific, you’ll notice that this stock has been downtrending badly for the last two months and change, with shares plunging from its high of $11.75 to its recent low of $4.82 a share. During that downtrend, shares of JAKK have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of JAKK look like they might be ready to see an end to its downside volatility in the short-term if the recent lows can hold. I believe this due to the fact that JAKK has started to move sideways and trend within range of triggering a major breakout trade.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in JAKK if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $5.08 to $5.27 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 695,817 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then JAKK will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $5.68 to its 50-day moving average at $6.07 a share. Any high-volume move above its 50-day will then put $7 to $8 into range for shares of JAKK.

    Traders can look to buy JAKK off weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below some key near-term support levels at $4.87 to $4.82 a share. One can also buy JAKK off strength once it clears those breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

good stocks to own: Endologix, Inc.(ELGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Endologix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELGX) shares dropped 23 percent to $7.59 as the company issued an update on Nellix PMA process. Endologix disclosed that the FDA has requested the company to provide a two-year patient follow-up data from the EVAS-FORWARD IDE study of Nellix System.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Endologix Inc. (NASDAQ: ELGX) dropped about 9.3% on Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $4.78 against a 52-week high of $14.50 and a Tuesday close of $5.27. Volume of about 6 million was more than 3 times the daily average of around 1.7 million. The company on Tuesday announced a temporary shipping hold on its best-selling heart device, saying there was a manufacturing issue.

good stocks to own: Allied Healthcare Products Inc.(AHPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shortingsmall cap respiratory equipmentstockAllied Healthcare Products Inc (NASDAQ: AHPI):

good stocks to own: Outerwall Inc.(OUTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    Equities Trading DOWN
    Shares of Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) were down 16.03 percent to $47.00 after the company lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year. Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) shares tumbled 4.71 percent to $23.26 after the company issued a weak third-quarter profit forecast. Bank of America downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral. Pandora Media (NYSE: P) down, falling 1.71 percent to $23.58 as the company announced its plans to sell 14 million shares of common stock, including 4 million shares from current stockholders.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Netflix at all time highswhile potential performance peer or competitor Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) has continueda more steadyrise and small cap Outerwall Inc (NASDAQ: OUTR), which owned the Redbox business,was swallowed up Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) late last year:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year. Outerwall shares dipped 19.96% to $44.80 in after-hours trading.

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Earnings Reporter

My goal in this segment is to unlock both short-term and long-term growth in stocks that have just reported earnings. These stocks are specifically subject to enormous volatility, as earnings reports are seen (and rightfully so) as a significant display of a company’s progression in the market. What I offer you is an analysis of the economic well-being of the company, and whether I think the stock is a buy, hold or sell for either (or both) the short term or long term. To get used to the format of this segment, take a look at my last article on Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE)

After careful consideration, I have rated Duluth Holdings (NASDAQ:DLTH) as a Buy for the long term.

Tuesday’s Report

Earlier this week, Duluth Holdings reported Q4 earnings, and absolutely crushed expectations. The company reported an Earnings Per Share figure of $.43 and a sales figure of $174.65 Million, which is a 24.4% increase compared to the previous Q4. What’s key for Duluth is their unparalleled marketing campaigns, leading Stephanie Pugliese, the CEO, to say:

trading stocks: Ford Motor Company(F)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Investors looking for a bright spot in Ford Motor Company’s (NYSE:F) sales data finally received good news. After mediocre results in Ford’s U.S. sales and a drastic 21% plunge in China sales, the automaker managed to post a really strong month in Europe.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    As the stock market inches toward the end of the year, among the four car manufacturers that sell the most cars in the United States, there is one clear loser in the stock market. FordMotor Co. (NYSE: F) shares are down sharply, off 12%.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Dan Caplinger, and Neha Chamaria]

    We asked three of our contributors to highlight a stock they see as a dividend stock to buy in February. They responded with automaker Ford Motors (NYSE:F), oil and gas logistics company Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), and electricity transmission specialist National Grid (NYSE:NGG). Here’s a quick run-down as to why investors should take a look at these high-yield stocks.

trading stocks: Hanesbrands Inc.(HBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) dropped about 0.3% on Monday to post a new 52-week low of $21.49 against a 52-week high of $31.36 and a Friday close of $21.55. Volume of about 3.8 million was 35% below the daily average of around 5.7 million. The company said on Friday that the company would sell some non-core assets.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Hanesbrands (HBI) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after missing earnings forecasts and offering disappointing guidance.

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    Hanesbrandsdropped 16% to $18.98 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.7% to 2,297.42.

    Stifel’s Jim Duffy and team explain what went wrong:

    Structural changes in US consumer and retail trends weighed on 4Q and HBI fell short in 4Q. These trends are expected to continue in FY17 and guidance was more cautious than prevailing estimates. Given the leverage and dependence on acquisitions for growth, we view visibility to underlying free cash generation key to valuation and we are discouraged by both 2016 results which were well short of plan and the outlook for FY17 operating cash flow which is a step backwards from prior FY16 guidance. With a reduction in 2017 CFO estimates from $795mn to $690mn we are lowering our 12-month target price from $26 to $23.

    Hanesbrands’ market capitalization fell to $7.2 billion today from $8.6 billion yesterday.

    Hanesbrands was just one of many retail companies that got shellacked this week. Under Armour (UAA) tumbled 29% after missing earnings forecasts and cutting its guidance, while Deckers Outdoor (DECK) plunged 21% after its earnings missed the Street consensus, and Ralph Lauren (RL) plummeted 13% after its CEO stepped down.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) dropped about 1.2% on Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $21.44 after closing at $21.70 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $31.36. Volume was about half the daily average of around 2.6 million shares. The company had no specific news Wednesday.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    If a stock falls hard, particularly one with a durable name in its industry, it could be an opportunity to pick up shares on the cheap. But sometimes, a stock trades at a discount for a very good reason, so let’s take a look at Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR), Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI), and Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) to see if they are good values at these lower prices — or just value traps.

trading stocks: Tandy Leather Factory, Inc.(TLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Armour Residential REIT Inc. (NYSE: ARR), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), PJT Partners Inc. (NYSE; PJT), Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH)and Tandy Leather Factory Inc. (NASDAQ: TLF).

trading stocks: Sealed Air Corporation(SEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Sealed Air(SEE) has fallen 0.7% to $28.35 after the food-safety company was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight atBarclays.

    Towers Watson(TW) has dropped 0.5% to $102.49 after it was cut to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan. It was also upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Sealed Air Corp. (NYSE: SEE) which traded down about 9% at $42.33. The stocks 52-week range is $42.01 to $50.62. Volume was nearly 11 million versus the daily average of 2.1 million shares.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Morgan Stanley downgraded Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) to Equal-Weight.
    UBS downgraded AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX) to Sell.
    Citi upgraded Sealed Air (NYSE: SEE) to Buy.
    Goldman Sachs upgraded Reinsurance Group (NYSE: RGA) to Buy.

trading stocks: Allied Healthcare Products Inc.(AHPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shortingsmall cap respiratory equipmentstockAllied Healthcare Products Inc (NASDAQ: AHPI):

trading stocks: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(LXRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LXRX) dropped about 12.3% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $12.93 after closing at $14.74 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $19.62. Volume of around 2.8 million was nearly 5 times the daily average. The company had no specific news.

22 Stocks Moving In Friday's Mid-Day Session

LM Funding America, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMFA) shares gained 93.8 percent to $5.83 after surging 34.98 percent on Wednesday.
Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares climbed 81.74 percent to $3.98 after jumping 54.23 percent on Wednesday.
Riot Blockchain Inc (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares surged 25.1 percent to $20.00 after climbing 42.01 percent on Wednesday.
Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc (NASDAQ: SSC) gained 25.1 percent to $3.11 after gaining 0.40 percent on Wednesday.
U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ: GROW) climbed 24.8 percent to $3.84 after dropping 8.06 percent on Wednesday.
Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc (NASDAQ: SSC) shares gained 24.5 percent to $3.10.
Digital Power Corporation (NYSE: DPW) shares jumped 19.4 percent to $0.740 after gaining 9.79 percent on Wednesday.
Allied Healthcare Products Inc (NASDAQ: AHPI) shares rose 13.4 percent to $2.40.
Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE: GCAP) shares jumped 10.3 percent to $8.05.
Social Reality Inc (NASDAQ: SRAX) shares gained 7.6 percent to $6.26 after surging 37.59 percent on Wednesday.
Xunlei Ltd (NASDAQ: XNET) shares gained 7.3 percent to $25.73 after climbing 11.74 percent on Wednesday.
SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) gained 7.2 percent to $18.76 following a report from Dow Jones that Carl Icahn purchased a 13-percent stake in the company. Icahn reportedly opposes the company's deal to purchase Bonanza Creek Energy.
Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX) rose 3 percent to $34.91 following news that a Russian regulator has approved the company’s deal to merge ride-sharing unit with Uber.

Losers
RYB Education Inc – ADR (NYSE: RYB) shares dipped 37.6 percent to $16.68 following reports of Chinese Police investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at Beijing Kindergarten. RYB Education also reported a $50 million buyback plan.
Medigus Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDGS) tumbled 25.1 percent to $1.67. Medigus priced its 810,000 American depositary shares offering at $2 per ADS. Medigus reported a Q3 loss of $1.2 million on sales of $117,000.
Qudian Inc – ADR (NYSE: QD) dropped 16.5 percent to $13.49 after declining 16.19 percent on Wednesday.
Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLOG) shares declined 15 percent to $0.312. Rand Logistics shares declined 37.03 percent on Wednesday following deal to be purchased by American Industrial Partners.
Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EKSO) declined 12.8 percent to $3.04 after dropping 15.50 percent on Wednesday.
Jianpu Technology Inc (NYSE: JT) shares dropped 10.6 percent to $5.14 after falling 12.88 percent on Wednesday.
Cleantech Solutions International Inc (NASDAQ: CLNT) fell 9.9 percent to $ 6.40. Cleantech Solutions shares surged 59.55 percent on Wednesday after the company disclosed that its subsidiary Vantage Ultimate Limited, entered into a conditional share swap deal to buy 51 percent interest in Marvel's issued share capital of Integrated Media Technology.
Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ: FTR) dipped 9.3 percent to $ 7.16 as some users complained about service outage.
Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares declined 9 percent to $11.18 after gaining 21.34 percent on Wednesday.

22 Stocks Moving In Friday's Mid-Day Session

LM Funding America, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMFA) shares gained 93.8 percent to $5.83 after surging 34.98 percent on Wednesday.
Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares climbed 81.74 percent to $3.98 after jumping 54.23 percent on Wednesday.
Riot Blockchain Inc (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares surged 25.1 percent to $20.00 after climbing 42.01 percent on Wednesday.
Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc (NASDAQ: SSC) gained 25.1 percent to $3.11 after gaining 0.40 percent on Wednesday.
U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ: GROW) climbed 24.8 percent to $3.84 after dropping 8.06 percent on Wednesday.
Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc (NASDAQ: SSC) shares gained 24.5 percent to $3.10.
Digital Power Corporation (NYSE: DPW) shares jumped 19.4 percent to $0.740 after gaining 9.79 percent on Wednesday.
Allied Healthcare Products Inc (NASDAQ: AHPI) shares rose 13.4 percent to $2.40.
Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE: GCAP) shares jumped 10.3 percent to $8.05.
Social Reality Inc (NASDAQ: SRAX) shares gained 7.6 percent to $6.26 after surging 37.59 percent on Wednesday.
Xunlei Ltd (NASDAQ: XNET) shares gained 7.3 percent to $25.73 after climbing 11.74 percent on Wednesday.
SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) gained 7.2 percent to $18.76 following a report from Dow Jones that Carl Icahn purchased a 13-percent stake in the company. Icahn reportedly opposes the company's deal to purchase Bonanza Creek Energy.
Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX) rose 3 percent to $34.91 following news that a Russian regulator has approved the company’s deal to merge ride-sharing unit with Uber.

Losers
RYB Education Inc – ADR (NYSE: RYB) shares dipped 37.6 percent to $16.68 following reports of Chinese Police investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at Beijing Kindergarten. RYB Education also reported a $50 million buyback plan.
Medigus Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDGS) tumbled 25.1 percent to $1.67. Medigus priced its 810,000 American depositary shares offering at $2 per ADS. Medigus reported a Q3 loss of $1.2 million on sales of $117,000.
Qudian Inc – ADR (NYSE: QD) dropped 16.5 percent to $13.49 after declining 16.19 percent on Wednesday.
Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLOG) shares declined 15 percent to $0.312. Rand Logistics shares declined 37.03 percent on Wednesday following deal to be purchased by American Industrial Partners.
Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EKSO) declined 12.8 percent to $3.04 after dropping 15.50 percent on Wednesday.
Jianpu Technology Inc (NYSE: JT) shares dropped 10.6 percent to $5.14 after falling 12.88 percent on Wednesday.
Cleantech Solutions International Inc (NASDAQ: CLNT) fell 9.9 percent to $ 6.40. Cleantech Solutions shares surged 59.55 percent on Wednesday after the company disclosed that its subsidiary Vantage Ultimate Limited, entered into a conditional share swap deal to buy 51 percent interest in Marvel's issued share capital of Integrated Media Technology.
Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ: FTR) dipped 9.3 percent to $ 7.16 as some users complained about service outage.
Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares declined 9 percent to $11.18 after gaining 21.34 percent on Wednesday.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now

D茅j vu.

Shares of Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS) tumbled in midday trading Monday after reports that their widely rumored merger talks may be ending. It would mark yet another high-profile failure to combine the two carriers.

SoftBank (SFTBF), a Japanese conglomerate with a majority stake in Sprint, is said to be calling off the negotiations due to concerns about the ownership structure of the combined business, according to reports from Nikkei and The Wall Street Journal.

Reps for T-Mobile, Sprint and SoftBank did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Sprint’s stock fell as much as 11% in trading after the report. T-Mobile was down about 5%.

Sprint and T-Mobile previously gave up an attempt to merge in 2014 due to concerns about regulatory challenges from the Obama administration.

But the companies expected to have a better shot at the merger this year under the Trump administration.

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said in May that the Obama administration was “quite tough on business,” and added “the door is open” for potential mergers with the new administration.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Allied Healthcare Products Inc.(AHPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shortingsmall cap respiratory equipmentstockAllied Healthcare Products Inc (NASDAQ: AHPI):

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Brady Corporation(BRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Robert Baird announced on Friday that it has cut its rating on Brady Corp (BRC).

    The firm has downgraded BRC from “Outperform” to “Neutral,” and has given the company a $33 price target. This price target suggests a 8% upside from the stock’s current price of $30.52.

    Analysts see the company’s WPS segment growing faster than expected.

    Brady shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Friday. The stock is down 9% YTD.

  • [By Mike Deane]

    For the 28th year in a row, Brady Corp (BRC) has increased its dividend payout to investors.

    The Milwaukee, WI-based company increased its quarterly dividend to 19.5 cents from 19 cents, an increase of 2.6%. The annual dividend now stands at 78 cents. The quarterly dividend will be paid on October 31st, 2013 to all shareholders of record on October 10, 2013.

    BRC shares were down 40 cents, or 1.23%, by market close on Wednesday. YTD, the company’s stock is down over 4%.

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Before the opening bell on Thursday, identification solutions provider Brady Corp (BRC) posted a loss in the fourth quarter, despite a rise in revenues, as it was negatively impacted by a number of charges. However, excluding these charges, the company was able to top Wall Street analysts’ earnings and sales estimates. Nonetheless, BRC shares are plummeting in Thursday’s trading.

    The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based company posted a loss from continuing operations of $176.2 million, or $3.41 per share, in the fourth quarter, versus last year’s fourth quarter earnings from continuing operations of $20.9 million, or 40 cents per share. Furthermore, Brady posted a net loss of $177.2 million, or $3.43 per share, compared to net earnings of $11.6 million, or 22 cents per share, in the same period a year ago.

    The fourth quarter loss includes non-cash impairment charges of $204.4 million, $15.6 million in restructuring charges, and $4 million in acquisition-related charges. Excluding these charges, Brady Corp said earnings would have been 53 cents per share in the quarter. According to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, the company was expected to earn an adjusted 51 cents per share in the fourth quarter.

    The company’s fourth quarter sales came in at $309.1 million, up 15% from $269.1 million in sales posted last year. On average, analysts were expecting the company to see $307.13 million in revenues for the quarter.

    Looking ahead, Brady Corp. sees fiscal 2014 earnings coming in between $1.80 and $2.00 per share, below the analysts’ view of $2.30 per share.

    Brady Corp shares were down $1.71, or 5.25%, during early morning trading on Thursday. The stock is up 7.93% year-to-date.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Charles Mizrahi, President and CEO, Hampton Investors, Inc.]

    Parker Hannifin (PH) generates strong revenue from its aerospace division, while its primary industrial segment is lagging.

    Overall, we like the company’s balanced portfolio. PH had solid order rates this past year with backlog of $3.6 billion between its industrial and aerospace segments.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Online travel stock Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) reportedQ1 2017 earnings after the market closed on Tuesday with shares up in afterhours /premarket trading. Q1 revenue rose 6% (or 7% on a constant currency basis) to $372 million as hotel revenue grew 4% to $314 million and non-hotel revenue rose 18% to $58 million.Net income was $13 million versus $29 million. Key business metrics cited in the earnings report included:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    This next company comes as a surprise, as it is one that has served over 300 million people around the world…

    Failing Company No. 3: TripAdvisor Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIP)

    The website that changed the way user-generated content is used for travel is feeling the pressure from competition.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    TripAdvisor (TRIP) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after reporting earnings that came in well below the Street consensus.

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    TripAdvisordropped 11% to $46.92 today, while the S&P 500 dipped 0.1% to2,347.22.

    Susquehanna’s Shyam Patil and team write that TripAdvisor’s “challenges persist.” They explain why:

    4Q highlights another challenging quarter. Total revenue was $316m (up 2% y/y), 1% below our estimate of $320m and 3% below consensus of $327m. EBITDA of $58m (18.4% margins) was ~25% below our and the consensus estimate of $77m, caused by the revenue miss and higher opex (specifically S&M and G&A) vs. our model…

    While we like TRIPs leading audience reach (on both mobile and desktop) and breadth of travel content, we believe the traffic mix shift to mobile combined with the transition to instant book (IB) will continue to weigh on monetization and cause near-term volatility in the numbers. TRIP is prioritizing revenue growth over profits this year, and management expects to drive double-digit revenue growth but at the expense of significant margin deleverage and absolute EBITDA declines. Additionally, EBITDA could decline further, if TRIP decides to do TV advertising, which is currently not in our estimates or managements outlook. Given these issues, forecasting remains challenging and we continue to have little confidence in estimates.

    TripAdvisor’s market capitalization fell to $6.8 billion today from $7.6 billion yesterday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) dropped about 1.9% Monday, to post a new 52-week low of $41.81 after closing at $42.62 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $71.69. Volume was about 50% above the daily average of around 2.5 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Varex Imaging Corporation (VREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap homeland security and screening stocks like FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR), OSI Systems (NASDAQ: OSIS),Varex Imaging Corp (NASDAQ: VREX) and Patriot One Technologies (OTCQB: PTOTF) stand to benefit fromTrumps focus on border andinternal security in general. Heres what you need to know about all four:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Varex Imaging (VREX), a stock that wasn’t even in the index yesterday, soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after being spun out of Varian Medical Systems (VAR).

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    Varex Imaging gained 7.3% to $27.27 today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.6% to2,280.90. Varian Medical Systems fell 1.2% to $77.68.

    Varian Medical Systems reported net income of $402 million on sales of $3.2 billion in 2016.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dividends4Life]

    Memberships and Peers: PBCT is a member of the S&P 500 and a member of the Broad Dividend Achievers Index. The company’s peer group includes: Bank of America Corporation (BAC) with a 0.3% yield, Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (BRKL) with a 3.7% yield and Westfield Financial Inc. (WFD) with a 3.5% yield.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Gener8 Maritime, Inc.(GNRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Frontline might be evaluating a new tanker company target such as Gener8 Maritime Inc (NYSE: GNRT), away from DHT Holdings Inc (NYSE: DHT), Lewis said. This was substantiated by the fact that Frontline sold 1.7 million shares of DHT in March, followed by 2.4 million shares in April and May. Though Frontline holds about 6.8 million shares of DHT, the Credit Suisse analyst said a deal is unlikely.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Navistar International Corporation(NAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Icahn also was a buyer last week of Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV). He acquireda total of 423.404 shares of the truck and engine maker at prices that ranged from $25.37 to $25.92. The total for the buy was listed at $11 million. The stock closed Friday at $27.49, so it looks like another well-timed buy. The 52-week range for the shares is $10.30 to $33.46, and the consensus price target is $26.79.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV) was started with a Buy rating and a $36 price objective at Aegis Capital. That compares with a consensus target of $24.08. The 52-week range is $5.78 to $32.84. The stock closed yesterday at $30.93.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Nuveen Select Tax Free Income Portfolio(NXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Eric Volkman]

    Income investors might be wary of Qualcomm, as the company loves to spend its money — at times, its dividend payouts and share buybacks have exceeded free cash flow. Compounding that matter, the company should soon close the door on its acquisition of European peer NXP Semiconductor (NYSE:NXP), a deal with an estimated enterprise value of $47 billion.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.(WASH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    The list of below stocks is notable as the shares have traded on sequentially increasing volume spanning the trading days from September 16 to September 20: