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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Equities research analysts expect Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX) to report sales of $1.53 billion for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Five analysts have provided estimates for Clorox’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $1.55 billion and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.52 billion. Clorox posted sales of $1.50 billion in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 2%. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Wednesday, November 7th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Clorox will report full year sales of $6.34 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $6.30 billion to $6.37 billion. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will report sales of $6.52 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $6.48 billion to $6.53 billion. Zacks’ sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Clorox.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Acadia Realty Trust(AKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Corecivic (NYSE:CXW) and Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:AKR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:AKR) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019 12:00 p.m. ET

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    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Zumiez Inc.(ZUMZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) CEO Richard Miles Brooks sold 3,957 shares of Zumiez stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.00, for a total transaction of $106,839.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 3,709,067 shares in the company, valued at approximately $100,144,809. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Divisar Capital Management LLC reduced its position in shares of Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) by 81.6% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 26,994 shares of the apparel and footwear maker’s stock after selling 120,085 shares during the period. Zumiez comprises approximately 0.2% of Divisar Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 26th largest position. Divisar Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Zumiez were worth $676,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Video processor maker Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) was once a red-hot stock, thanks in large part to its position as a key chip supplier in GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) action cameras. Unfortunately for Ambarella, GoPro’s success was relatively short-lived, and on top of that, GoPro ultimately designed Ambarella out of future products. During the company’s most recent earnings call, Ambarella CFO Casey Eichler said that “GoPro continued to be immaterial in the current quarter.” 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 29th. The semiconductor company reported ($0.28) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.27) by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $57.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $57.12 million. Ambarella had a negative net margin of 9.97% and a negative return on equity of 5.35%. Ambarella’s revenue for the quarter was down 35.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.75 earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Ambarella Inc will post -1.02 EPS for the current year.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) and Hanwha Q Cells (NASDAQ:HQCL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Blackrock Global(BGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cornerstone Advisory LLP reduced its stake in shares of BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (NYSE:BGT) by 34.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 37,398 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 19,999 shares during the quarter. Cornerstone Advisory LLP’s holdings in BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust were worth $489,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: First Interstate BancSystem Inc.(FIBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sun Life Financial INC purchased a new position in shares of First Interstate Bancsystem Inc (NASDAQ:FIBK) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 9,814 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $414,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Interstate Bancsystem Inc (NASDAQ:FIBK) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $46.33.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lifted its stake in shares of First Interstate BancSystem (NASDAQ:FIBK) by 4.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 464,152 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 20,543 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned 0.82% of First Interstate BancSystem worth $18,357,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: SodaStream International Ltd.(SODA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA) recently announced surprisingly strong first-quarter earnings as sales growth sped up to a 25% pace and profitability improved. The seller of at-home carbonated beverage machines is benefiting from a long-term trend of rising global demand for sparkling water.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Sometimes it takes years for buyout chatter to finally materialize. PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) is announcing that it will be acquiring SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA) in an all-cash deal valued at $3.2 billion. Both boards have approved the transaction that will cash out SodaStream investors at $144 a share. The purchase is expected to close in January, as long as the majority of SodaStream shareholders vote in favor of the deal.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA) stock climbed 63.5 % in August, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The company’s share price skyrocketed following blockbuster quarterly results, then posted more big gains later in the month on news that the business was being acquired by PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc(ADAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ADAP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

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    Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Leerink Swann reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics in a report on Thursday, March 15th. BidaskClub downgraded Adaptimmune Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded Adaptimmune Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Monday. SunTrust Banks increased their target price on Adaptimmune Therapeutics to $18.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 10th. Finally, Cowen restated a “buy” rating on shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.94.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ADAP) was downgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ADAP) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.24) by $0.20, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Adaptimmune Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 32.26% and a negative net margin of 185.39%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($3.00) EPS.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Liberty Tax, Inc.(TAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acacia Research (NASDAQ: ACTG) and Liberty Tax (NASDAQ:TAX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Panasonic Corporation (PCRFY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    However, Panasonic (OTCPK:PCRFY) announced this week that it was happy to consider further investment in the Nevada facility. A similar move in China is not unlikely. Tesla expects to triple its energy storage business this year but its problem has been getting supply to meet the demand. Panasonic’s announcement is probably connected to a very substantial energy storage contract win just announced by the company.

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    The production issue for batteries may improve with added input from partner Panasonic (OTCPK:PCRFY). They currently produce battery cells for Tesla in Nevada, and in Japan. At their recent earnings call CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga said they were looking at manufacturing battery cells at a new plant in China in conjunction with Tesla. They also predicted their automation energy business profit would double this year. This can be seen as a vote of confidence in Tesla and a bullish sign for Tesla stock. However, according to reports in the Nikkei Asian Review, there is as yet no definite commitment for a joint venture in China. Panasonic is the world’s largest battery supplier for EV’s.

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    JOLED is a company that was established in 2014 by by Japan Display, Sony (NYSE:SNE) and Panasonic (OTCPK:PCRFY). And they are not the only ones:

    During an OLED display Seminar in Korea, UniJet’s CEO Kim Seok-Soon said that new advances in Ink-Jet printing technologies could enable displays that are over 500 PPI – and so make printing a viable technology to produce small and medium-sized OLED panels.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Orange(ORAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Anders Bylund, Timothy Green, and Dan Caplinger]

    The trick is to separate high-quality income generators from their lower-quality peers. So we asked a few of your fellow investors here at The Motley Fool to share their best dividend ideas with yields of 4% or more. Read on to see why they recommend tech titan International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), international telecom Orange (NYSE:ORAN), and energy giant ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Orange (NYSE:ORAN) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Monday morning.

    ORAN has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Orange from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. BNP Paribas raised Orange from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Orange has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $19.00.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019

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The global trade war deepened Thursday with China reiterating it will hit back if the latest tariff threats from Donald Trump materialize, while India followed the European Union in slapping retaliatory levies on U.S. goods.

China is "fully prepared" to respond to any new list of U.S. tariffs, according to a commerce ministry spokesman, who said the nation will use a combination of quantitative and qualitative measures. Trump on Monday evening ordered up identification of $200 billion in Chinese imports for additional tariffs of 10 percent — with another $200 billion after that if Beijing retaliates.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: DepoMed Inc.(DEPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) surged 87.1 percent to $12.98 after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares jumped 66.8 percent to $49.735 after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) gained 34 percent to $2.2920 following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) climbed 22.3 percent to $34.84 after the company posted upbeat Q4 earnings.
    Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) shares jumped 22.2 percent to $7.28 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) gained 19.8 percent to $8.89 after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE: LXFR) surged 19.8 percent to $17.10 following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 18.3 percent to $2.26 after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE: INS) gained 17 percent to $7.116.
    Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) surged 15.3 percent to $73.00 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHEF) climbed 15 percent to $28.85. Chefs' Warehouse posted Q1 earnings of $0.03 per share on sales of $318.6 million.
    Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT) rose 14.2 percent to $2.9701.
    Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI) jumped 13.8 percent to $23.87 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) gained 13.4 percent to $22.70. Diplomat named Brian Griffin as Chairman and CEO.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 13 percent to $27.97 after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) gained 12 percent to $15.19
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA bought a new stake in shares of Depomed Inc (NASDAQ:DEPO) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 166,224 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,095,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Depomed (NASDAQ:DEPO) SVP Matthew M. Gosling sold 19,674 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.07, for a total transaction of $139,095.18. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After updating investors on its restructuring and boosting its full-year guidance, shares of Depomed Inc. (NASDAQ:DEPO)were up 23.2% on Thursday.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Movado Group Inc.(MOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Movado Group (NYSE:MOV) announced stellar fiscal first-quarter 2019 results on Wednesday morning, highlighting broad-based geographic strength as consumers continue to embrace the Swiss watchmaker’s wares. Movado also boosted its full-year guidance, leaving shares up more than 16% in today’s early trading.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $49.00 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market rebounded sharply on Wednesday, and major benchmarks recovered most of the ground they lost on Tuesday, posting gains of around 1%. Concerns about financial difficulties in the Italian economy seemed to ebb in investors’ minds, as those looking more closely at the problem came to the conclusion that U.S. exposure to any troubles the European Union might face as a result of pressure on its common currency wouldn’t be as large as initially feared. In addition, some good news from several parts of the market improved overall sentiment. Movado Group (NYSE:MOV), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU), and Exact Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $49.00 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Movado (NYSE:MOV) released its earnings results on Wednesday. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.26, RTT News reports. The firm had revenue of $127.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $109.47 million. Movado had a positive return on equity of 9.78% and a negative net margin of 2.68%. Movado’s revenue was up 28.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.01 earnings per share. Movado updated its FY19 guidance to $2.35-2.40 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.89 billion.
    Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $209.35 million.
    Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $1.47 billion.
    Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $1.15 billion.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $109.47 million.
    Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $552.31 million.
    DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $681.89 million.
    Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $147.20 million.
    Destination XL Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXLG) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.14 per share on revenue of $107.63 million.
    Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.67 per share on revenue of $4.21 billion.
    MakeMyTrip Limited (NASDAQ: MMYT) is projected to report its quarterly loss at $0.39 per share on revenue of $143.03 million.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) is expected to report its quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $155.98 million.
    RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ: ROLL) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $175.55 million.

     

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Cimpress N.V(CMPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SunTrust Banks reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Cimpress (NASDAQ:CMPR) in a research note published on Tuesday. SunTrust Banks currently has a $144.00 price objective on the business services provider’s stock.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Cimpress NV(NASDAQ:CMPR)announced fiscal third-quarter 2018 results on Wednesday after the market closed, detailing the continued fruits of last year’s Vistaprint restructuring and steady growth at each of its three core business segments.Still, shares of the mass customization specialist were down on Thursday in response to the news.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: support.com Inc.(SPRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Support.com (NASDAQ: SPRT) and iPass (NASDAQ:IPAS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Acadia Realty Trust(AKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Value Stocks To Invest In 2019

I last covered Home Depot (NYSE:HD) back in 2016, when I argued that the stock could have an upside to over $200 by 2020 assuming a 20% annual growth in dividends and free cash flow per share.

At the time, my valuation was deemed aggressive at best, and outright madness at worst. However, we saw the stock exceed my price target ahead of schedule back in January, before eventually reverting to a price of $187.42 at the time of writing:

At the time, my calculations were as follows:

Dividend Per Share Forecast (2016-2020) 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Projected 20% dividend growth 2.36 2.83 3.40 4.08 4.89 7% discount rate 2.21 2.47 2.77 3.11 3.49 Free cash flow per share Forecast (2016-2020) 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Projected 20% free cash flow growth 6.13 7.36 8.83 10.59 12.71 7% discount rate 5.73 6.43 7.21 8.08 9.06 Terminal price to FCF ratio 20.68 Terminal price to FCF ratio * Year 5 earnings 187.42 Present value of dividends per share through to Year 5 14.05 Target price in year 2020 201.47 Upside from price of $125.56 60.46% 5-year annualized rate of return 12.09%

Source: Authors Calculations

Top Value Stocks To Invest In 2019: Concho Resources Inc.(CXO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Oil has continued its remarkable rise this year, rallying another 10%, to more than $65 a barrel in the U.S. That rebound has taken most oil stocks up with it. However, a handful managed to lose ground this year, including Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI), Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO), and Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC), which are all down double digits. That sell-off makes them worth a closer look.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Crude prices in the U.S. continued their ascent today, rising nearly 3% to about $72.50 a barrel — the highest level since late 2014 — after the U.S. government reported a massive drawdown of oil storage levels. This news sent most oil stocks soaring, including Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN) — up 12% at one point — and Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO), which rallied nearly 6% by the mid-afternoon and was one of the biggest gainers in the S&P 500. However, that rally in the oil market didn’t drive up the entire sector as CNX Midstream (NYSE:CNXM) and Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ:TUSK) both tumbled double-digits on the day.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Several well-respected oil CEOs have made it clear that they have no appetite for making a big acquisition, even though oil prices have improved dramatically. However, not all companies are against mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO) made waves earlier this year when it acquired RSP Permian (NYSE:RSPP) in a $9.5 billion deal. Concho CEO Tim Leach even saw his company’s transaction as a “roadmap for in-basin consolidation” in the Permian. While it has yet to set off an M&A boom, that doesn’t mean transaction activity won’t heat up.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    According to a report by Bloomberg, pure-play Permian drillers have lost more than $15 billion in market value in the past few weeks as the difference between the two oil prices widened. Among the hardest-hit oil stocks has been Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO), which is in the process of becoming the largest shale producer in the Permian with its purchase of RSP Permian. In the past month alone, Concho’s market value has declined by nearly $4 billion to $19 billion. It’s not alone as several other pure-play Permian drillers have also shed billions of dollars in market value over the past few weeks due to falling oil prices in the region.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ConocoPhillips’ global portfolio is proving to be a big competitive advantage because 70% of its oil production sells at Brent pricing, which is the global oil benchmark. Currently, Brent fetches more than $75 per barrel, while WTI, the U.S. benchmark, sells for $10 less a barrel. In the meantime, due to the lack of adequate pipeline takeaway capacity in the Permian, oil in that region currently sells for less than $60 a barrel, thereby pinching producer profits. That lower oil priceis much less of a concern for ConocoPhillips, according to Bernstein, since it only gets 4% to 5% of its production from the Permian whereas pure-play Permian producers like Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO) only produce from that region. That’s why Bernstein downgraded Concho’s stock from outperform to market perform while slashing its price target from $180 a share all the way down to $130.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In 2019: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    I confess: I’d always hated IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM); never could stand Big Blue. The company was always too unfocused for my taste.

    Its boardroom underwhelmed, too, allowing Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) to outmaneuver and shut it out of the outrageously lucrative cloud.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    After the close yesterday, “Big Blue,” otherwise known as IBM (NYSE: IBM), reported earnings per share of $2.45, beating Wall Street analysts’ consensus estimate of $2.40. Revenue of $19.1 billion beat the third-party consensus view of $18.7 billion, marking the second-straight quarter of year-over-year revenue growth after a more than five-year-stretch of revenue losses. However, a decline in gross margin led some analysts to conclude IBM's shift from legacy hardware and software businesses to cloud computing and "big data" — higher-margin businesses — is not happening fast enough. IBM shares fell over 5 percent in aftermarket trading.

  • [By Keith Noonan, Chris Neiger, and Daniel Miller]

    Chris Neiger (IBM): I have to get this out of the way first: IBM is not for everyone. The company’s top line has fallen for 22 consecutive quarters and in the third quarter of 2017, its earnings fell 4% year over year. It’s no wonder then, that IBM shares are trading at just 13 times the company’s trailing 12-month earnings, and 11 times estimated forward earnings — both ratios far below the tech industry’s average.

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