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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019

European stocks on Friday pulled back after scoring their best session in a month, with bank shares under pressure and as investors prepare for the U.S. to ramp-up its trade dispute with China.

How markets are performing

The broader Stoxx Europe 600 Index
SXXP, -0.36%
fell 0.2% to 392.30, topped by the consumer goods and industrial sectors. But the financial, oil and gas and telecom sectors moved lower. On Thursday, the pan-European index jumped 1.2%, its best gain since April 5, FactSet data showed, driven largely by a tumble in the euro.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust(BUI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst (NYSE:BUI) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, October 1st, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.121 per share by the real estate investment trust on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $1.45 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.26%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 12th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media stories about Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst (NYSE:BUI) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.3004100251897 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst (NYSE:BUI) declared a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, NASDAQ reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of 0.121 per share by the real estate investment trust on Friday, August 31st. This represents a $1.45 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 14th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. lifted its position in shares of Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst (NYSE:BUI) by 23.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 41,436 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 7,911 shares during the quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. owned approximately 0.24% of Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst worth $829,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Summit Hotel Properties, Inc.(INN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Innova (INN) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the NeoScrypt hashing algorithm. It was first traded on October 19th, 2017. Innova’s total supply is 4,032,857 coins and its circulating supply is 3,282,857 coins. Innova’s official website is innovacoin.info. Innova’s official Twitter account is @InnovaCoin.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan trimmed its stake in shares of Summit Hotel Properties Inc (NYSE:INN) by 29.1% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 29,520 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 12,110 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan’s holdings in Summit Hotel Properties were worth $422,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Critical Elements Corporation (CRECF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The following 6 companies are on the bench for the index:

    Advantage Lithium (OTCQX:AVLIF) Argosy Minerals (OTCPK:ARYMF) Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) Critical Elements (OTCQX:CRECF) NEO Lithium (OTCQX:NTTHF) Wealth Minerals (OTCQX:WMLLF)

    “Bench” is a sports analogy meaning that one or more of them could be added in the future if one of the above companies becomes a producer, is acquired, or the market capitalization (“cap”) of one or more of the index holdings falls significantly below that of one or more companies on the bench.

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    Other juniors include: Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [TSXV:AAL], AIS Resources [TSXV:AIS] (OTCQB:AISSF), American Lithium Corp. [TSX-V: LI] (OTCQB:LIACF), Argentina Lithium and Energy Corp. [TSXV:LIT] (OTCQB:PNXLF), Argosy Minerals [ASX:AGY] (OTC:ARYMF), AVZ Minerals [ASX:AVZ] (OTC:AZZVF), Bacanora Minerals [TSXV:BCN] [AIM:BCN] [GR:1BQ] (OTC:BCRMF), Birimian Ltd [ASX:BGS] (OTC:EEYMF), Critical Elements [TSXV:CRE] [GR:F12] (OTCQX:CRECF), Dajin Resources [TSXV:DJI] (OTCPK:DJIFF), Enigri (private), Eramet (EN Paris:ERA) (OTCPK:ERMAY), European Metals Holdings [ASX:EMH] [AIM:EMH] [GR:E861] (OTC:ERPNF), Far Resources [CSE:FAT] (OTCPK:FRRSF), Force Commodities [ASX:4CE], Kidman Resources [ASX:KDR] [GR:6KR], Latin Resources Ltd [ASX: LRS] (OTC:LAXXF), Lithium Australia [ASX:LIT] (OTC:LMMFF), Lithium Power International [ASX:LPI] (OTC:LTHHF), LSC Lithium [TSXV:LSC] (OTC:LSSCF), MetalsTech [ASX:MTC], MGX Minerals [CSE:XMG] (OTC:MGXMF), Millennial Lithium Corp. [TSXV:ML] (OTCQB:MLNLF), Neo Lithium [TSXV:NLC] (OTC:NTTHF), NRG Metals Inc. [TSXV:NGZ] (OTCQB:NRGMF), Nemaska Lithium [TSX:NMX] [GR:NOT] (OTCQX:NMKEF), North American Lithium (private), Piedmont Lithium [ASX:PLL] (OTC:PLLLY), Prospect Resources [ASX:PSC], Sayona Mining [ASX:SYA] (OTCPK:DMNXF), Savannah Resources [LSE:SAV], Standard Lithium [TSXV:SLL] (OTC:STLHF), and Wealth Minerals [TSXV:WML] (OTCQB:WMLLF).

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.(WASH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Washington Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:WASH) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report published on Tuesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Washington Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:WASH) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $60.60 and last traded at $60.15, with a volume of 256 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $60.15.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Alaska Air Group, Inc.(ALK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Widely regarded research firm J.D. Power has released its 2018 North America Airline Satisfaction Study. Overall customer satisfaction grew again. Among the traditional carriers rated, Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) finished first and Continental Holdings Inc.’s (NYSE: UAL) flagship airline finished last.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research note released on Wednesday.

    Other analysts have also issued reports about the company. Stifel Nicolaus lowered their target price on Alaska Air Group from $110.00 to $100.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 27th. Citigroup reduced their price target on Alaska Air Group from $69.00 to $68.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a research report on Monday, June 18th. Buckingham Research reduced their price target on Alaska Air Group from $86.00 to $84.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 27th. ValuEngine upgraded Alaska Air Group from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, July 30th. Finally, Imperial Capital reduced their price target on Alaska Air Group from $65.00 to $62.00 and set an inline rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 20th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $78.77.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Alaska Air’s (NYSE:ALK) 2016 acquisition of Virgin America set off a chain reaction that dramatically intensified competition among airlines in California. Alaska Airlines started the process by launching dozens of new California routes, with a particular emphasis on routes from the Bay Area, which was Virgin America’s primary stronghold.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Over the past two years, rising fuel prices and fare wars in parts of the U.S. have combined to put pressure on many airlines’ profitability. Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) has been one of the hardest-hit companies.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Cancer Genetics, Inc.(CGIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:CGIX) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 565,972 shares, a drop of 38.5% from the May 15th total of 919,865 shares. Approximately 2.5% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 207,962 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.7 days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cancer Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CGIX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.13 per share on revenue of $8.20 million.

    Sypris Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $20.35 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:CGIX) shares were up 11.5% during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $1.30 and last traded at $1.26. Approximately 511,599 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 51% from the average daily volume of 338,528 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.13.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OpGen (NASDAQ: OPGN) and Cancer Genetics (NASDAQ:CGIX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: LSI Industries Inc.(LYTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    LSI Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:LYTS) CEO Ronald D. Brown acquired 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 20th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $5.30 per share, with a total value of $26,500.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 5,000 shares in the company, valued at $26,500. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    LSI Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:LYTS) Director John K. Morgan purchased 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 20th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $3.27 per share, with a total value of $32,700.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 35,880 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $117,327.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Terra Nitrogen Company L.P.(TNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) have been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Terra Nitrogen earned a news impact score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.8553415416776 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Evogene (NASDAQ: EVGN) and Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust(PEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Improving business travel demand during the first quarter drove Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) to update its outlook earlier this month. Those travel trends turned out to be stronger than even its more optimistic expectations, helping the company to deliver results that were above the updated forecast. Because of that, the company is even more encouraged about what lies ahead in 2018.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Blackrock Health Sciences Trust(BME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of BME traded up $0.60 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $40.92. The company had a trading volume of 34,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 35,130. Blackrock Health Sciences Trust has a 52 week low of $32.00 and a 52 week high of $44.00.

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    About Blackrock Health Sciences Trust

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of B&M European Value Retail SA (LON:BME) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 451.36 ($5.88).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of B&M European Value Retail SA (LON:BME) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 442.92 ($5.90).

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Most of the headlines about the grocery wars are about the battle between Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT). Most recently, Walmart’s management told investors its grocery business had grown rapidly in the latest quarter than it has in years. Amazon continues to target the grocery industry with discounts and special services for many of its 100 million Prime members, particularly for shoppers at Whole Foods, which it bought just over a year ago. Left out of many discussions is the largest grocery retailer in the nation. Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) shares are 37% higher in the past year to about $31.

Walmart’s management wrote as it reported one of its best quarter in a decade:

Fresh food category sales were strong and led to the best grocery comp in 9 years. Customers continue to gravitate toward our selection of fresh produce, meat, and bakery items that offer great quality at low prices.

Among Walmart’s advantages is that it has 4,761 stores in the United States, most of which sell groceries. Amazon is at a disadvantage in this category. Whole Foods has only 487 locations, spread between North America and the United Kingdom. However, Amazon has tried to make up for this by pushing Prime members to use Whole Foods. Prime members can get 10% off on some Whole Foods merchandise. Prime members also can get two-day free delivery of some items.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: (MBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CIBT Education Group Inc. (TSE:MBA) Director Toby Chu purchased 15,500 shares of CIBT Education Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 17th. The shares were bought at an average price of C$0.83 per share, with a total value of C$12,865.00.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Agenus Inc.(AGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By George Budwell]

    Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN), a small-cap cancer immunotherapy and vaccine company, has started to claw its way back from a steep downturn that began last April. Specifically, the drugmaker’s shares have spiked by a healthy 29% over just the past three trading sessions. 

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Attention bargain shoppers: There could be some deals in aisle biotech. Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) dished out some disappointing losses in recent months, but the market’s reaction to recent events seems a bit overdone.  

  • [By George Budwell]

    The small-cap immuno-oncology company Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) and the inhaled insulin company MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD) are prime examples of this phenomenon. Even though both of these companies have been in existence for over two decades, these two particular biotechs have failed to bring a product to market capable of generating a significant revenue stream. As a result, these two companies have essentially been forced to wipe out their early shareholders through serial dilution.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) dropped 9.8% during trading on Monday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The stock traded as low as $3.30 and last traded at $3.32. Approximately 2,421,286 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 53% from the average daily volume of 1,586,724 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.68.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: CNH Industrial N.V.(CNHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) fell 13.2 percent to $10.95 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.33 percent on Friday.
    Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN) shares fell 8.7 percent to $5.33 in pre-market trading after declining 2.83 percent on Friday.
    Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) fell 8 percent to $32.75 in the pre-market trading session.
    AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER) shares fell 7.4 percent to $51.17 in pre-market trading.
    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INO) fell 7.4 percent to $4.54 in pre-market trading.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) fell 7 percent to $31.83 in pre-market trading.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares fell 6.5 percent to $30.29 in pre-market trading after dropping 10.60 percent on Friday.
    Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOAN) fell 6.2 percent to $6.85 in pre-market trading.
    RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDHL) fell 6 percent to $6.67 in pre-market trading.
    QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE: QEP) shares fell 5.8 percent to $11.45 in pre-market trading after dropping 6.75 percent on Friday.
    Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE: NOAH) fell 5.5 percent to $61.53 in pre-market trading.
    CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI) shares fell 5.2 percent to $11.70 in pre-market trading

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    CNH Industrial NV (NYSE: CNHI) dropped about 3.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $10.87. Shares closed at $11.27 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $15.65. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 1.76 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CNH Industrial (NYSE:CNHI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report released on Monday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ETRADE Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of CNH Industrial (NYSE:CNHI) in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 17,752 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $220,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. boosted its position in shares of CNH Industrial NV (NYSE:CNHI) by 13.6% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 74,820 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 8,960 shares during the quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc.’s holdings in CNH Industrial were worth $788,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Littelfuse Inc.(LFUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Littelfuse (NASDAQ: LFUS) and ABB Group (NYSE:ABB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SG Americas Securities LLC raised its position in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 72.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 4,391 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,843 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Littelfuse were worth $914,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Alaska Air Group, Inc.(ALK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Southwest still needs to get FAA approval before it can begin ticket sales, but on Thursday, it offered more details of its plans for Hawaii. Based on Southwest’s service proposal, Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) could be forced to significantly scale back its presence in the Hawaii market.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Rather than looking for the top yields now, it can be smart to look for dividend stocks with more modest payouts that have the potential to see their future dividends grow dramatically. You can find companies with the capacity to double their dividends across the market, and Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK), Greenbrier (NYSE:GBX), and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) could all potentially deliver substantial dividend growth in the years to come.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) which rose about 6% to $64.10. The stock’s 52-week range is $57.60 to $95.75. Volume was over 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.7 million.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) has experienced severe margin compression over the past several quarters, due to a combination of rising fuel costs, stiff competition, and merger pains following its 2016 acquisition of Virgin America. However, management is laser-focused on rebuilding the company’s profitability. Toward that end, Alaska Airlines is set to reduce its growth rate until it starts hitting its margin and return on invested capital goals.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows JetBlue Airways Corporation giving a good performance that’s still not as good as that of large cap Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) while the performance of Alaska Air Group, Inc (NYSE: ALK), which has acquired Virgin America Inc (NASDAQ: VA), seems to have slipped recently:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Embraer missed an opportunity to secure a flagship customer for the E195-E2 last month, when JetBlue Airways decided to order the A220-300 from Airbus (NASDAQOTH:EADSY) instead. As a result, Embraer has turned its sights toward Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK), Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE), and — most notably — United Continental (NYSE:UAL) in the U.S. market.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.73 billion.
    McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $3.56 per share on revenue of $51.25 billion.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.39 per share on revenue of $8.00 billion.
    Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.39 billion.
    Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $291.47 million.
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    Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.61 per share on revenue of $8.05 billion.
    58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $372.49 million.
    Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE: LXFT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $228.53 million.
    The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $916.73 million.
    StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ: GASS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $37.75 million.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: THR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $96.24 million.
    Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ: TOUR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.03 per share on revenue of $76.72 million.

     

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The top-ranked airline this year is Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), which matched last year’s second-place score of 80 to take the top spot from JetBlue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ: JBLU), which dropped from an index score of 82 to a 2018 score of 79 to tie with Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK), which improved its index by one point this year.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    68 percent of flight attendants say they have experienced sexual harassment on the job (finance.yahoo.com) ValuEngine Lowers Alaska Air Group (ALK) to Sell (americanbankingnews.com) Enamoring Five Stocks: Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE:FIT), Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK), NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW), Leidos … (thestreetpoint.com) Average True Range under Trader’s Radar Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) (stocktradingdesk.com) Undertaking Stocks: Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY), Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK), Innoviva, Inc. (NASDAQ … (journalfinance.net)

    ALK has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley set a $78.00 price objective on Alaska Air Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective (down previously from $115.00) on shares of Alaska Air Group in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Buckingham Research dropped their price objective on Alaska Air Group from $90.00 to $88.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. TheStreet lowered Alaska Air Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Barclays lowered Alaska Air Group from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $90.00 to $80.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $85.00.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) which rose about 6% to $64.10. The stocks 52-week range is $57.60 to $95.75. Volume was over 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.7 million.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company has a big west coast exposure and continues to rank high on Wall Street. Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) is the parent company of Alaska Airlines, and it reported impressive traffic data buoyed by strong demand. The company serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48 states, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Despite recent challenges by other carriers for superiority in the Northwest, the company has strong customer loyalty, which has contributed to outstanding earnings and revenue growth.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: CBRE Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund(IGR)

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    CBRE Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund (NYSE: IGR)
    A long time StreetAuthority staple, mainly in the Daily Paycheck portfolio, IGR is considered a core real estate fund. As the “global” in its name implies, the fund takes a broad approach, with just 41% of the fund’s holdings allocated to U.S. REITs. Property-type diversification is also broad with just a 24% allocation to the worrisome retail sector. Shares trade at a nearly 12% discount to their net asset value (NAV) at around $7.80 with a yield approaching 7.7%.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short rose slightly to 21.33 million from the previous level of 21.01 million. Shares were trading at $64.79, within a 52-week range of $42.27 to $71.71.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short decreased to 23.15 million from the previous level of 24.60 million. Shares were trading at $52.55, within a 52-week range of $42.27 to $61.32.

  • [By John Bromels]

    If you’re looking for a compelling oil and gas industry investment, why not start at the top? The biggest U.S. oil and gas company,ExxonMobil(NYSE:XOM), had been outperforming the biggest U.S. independent oil and gas exploration and production company,ConocoPhillips(NYSE:COP), for years as the oil price downturn hurt profits.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Transcananda Pipelines Ltd.(TRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    TransCanada’s (NYSE:TRP) expansion efforts continued paying dividends during the first quarter as earnings and cash flow kept growing. As a result, the Canadian pipeline giant remains on track to achieve its dividend growth targets. CEO Russ Girling affirmed that view on the quarterly conference call, where he detailed the company’s progress on its strategic plan.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Most investors have probably heard of energy giants Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A) (NYSE:RDS-B), Dominion Energy (NYSE:D), and TransCanada (NYSE:TRP). Fewer, however, are likely familiar with their publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs): Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Dominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE:DM), and TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP). That might be a good thing, as the market has beaten up the latter trio this year, sending their valuations south.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Priestley:Yeah,absolutely. The last company is also on this natural gas trend,it’s TransCanada (NYSE:TRP), ticker TRP. It’s aCanadian energy infrastructure company. They have assets in the U.S.,Canada, obviously, and Mexico. Theyoperate 40,000 miles of natural gas pipeline. Anotable project that they operate is the Keystone XL Pipeline and theKeystone Pipeline system. Italso has interests in 20 powergeneration facilities,mostly in Canada. And, they have significant scale as a midstream company. I kind of like these midstream players, because they’re really winners,so to speak, in a lot of respects. A lot of the contracts that they make with the oil refiners or the oilcompanies themselves are 15-20-year contracts.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TransCanada (NYSE: TRP) and Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE:TGS) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) is a dividend lovers’ dream stock. The Canadian pipeline giant has increased its payout for 18 straight years, including 10.4% for 2018, and it now yields nearly 5%. There’s still plenty more growth coming down the pipeline given its forecast that the company can increase the payout at an 8% to 10% annual rate through at least 2021. That outlook is among the best in its peer group.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: E*TRADE Financial Corporation(ETFC)

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    On Thursday, Cramer said he’ll be listening what PPG (PPG) has to say about commodity price inflation, while E-Trade Financial (ETFC) will provide insight into the state of the individual investor.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Stock and cryptocurrency trading app Robinhood announced it now has 4 million users, more than E*TRADE Financial Corp (NASDAQ: ETFC). Co-CEO Baiju Bhatt said “Robinhood Crypto,” which launched in April, has been a contributor to its recent growth. Robinhood has no investment minimums, maximums or withdrawal limits for its crypto trading.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    E-Trade (NASDAQ:ETFC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.09. E-Trade had a net margin of 28.40% and a return on equity of 11.64%. The firm had revenue of $708.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $686.31 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.48 earnings per share. E-Trade’s quarterly revenue was up 28.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that E-Trade will post 3.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Financial Contrast: Northrim BanCorp (NRIM) & E-Trade (ETFC) (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect E-Trade (ETFC) Will Post Earnings of $0.88 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) E-Trade (ETFC) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Venture Capital Deals Of The Week: E-Trade Competitor Hits $5.6B Valuation (seekingalpha.com) Splunk Leads This Trio, All In Buy Ranges: Tests Of Chart-Reading Skills (investors.com)

    Shares of E-Trade traded up $0.29, hitting $64.39, during trading hours on Friday, according to Marketbeat Ratings. The company had a trading volume of 1,951,368 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,786,867. The firm has a market cap of $16.89 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.40, a PEG ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 1.29. The company has a current ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 0.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. E-Trade has a one year low of $33.06 and a one year high of $65.14.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    New York State Teachers Retirement System cut its position in shares of E-Trade (NASDAQ:ETFC) by 1.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 501,653 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 4,970 shares during the quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System owned about 0.19% of E-Trade worth $27,797,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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For years, Republicans have been saying that Social Security has been going bust. True, the system will run short of money to pay full benefits, but that won’t happen soon, and it’s based on the premise that nothing can be done to fund the program.

Yet instead of raising the income limits on Social Security taxes — a relatively easy thing to do — the GOP approach to “saving” Social Security is to carve it up, cut benefits and privatize it. That’s not a viable solution for the millions of Americans who are coming up short on retirement funding.

The latest GOP proposal, which flies in the face of Donald Trump’s campaign promises to protect the program, is more of the same. Cut benefits and harm retirees who depend upon it.

Although arguably the GOP plan could put more money back into the Social Security Trust Fund, it does so at an extreme cost. And since there are other funding alternatives, it’s a cruel way to save the program.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Any smidgen of magic left in magicJack VocalTec (CALL) is vanishing quicker than street magician David Blaine can make a new quarter disappear.

    Now the former star of annoying, late-night TV commercials only wishes it could make its melting core business model reappear.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    magicJack VocalTec Ltd (NASDAQ: CALL) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.30 per share on revenue of $25.00 million.

    Rentech, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTK) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $81.02 million.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Any smidgen of magic left in magicJack VocalTec (CALL) is vanishing quicker than street magician David Blaine can make a new quarter disappear.

    Now the former star of annoying, late-night TV commercials only wishes it could make its melting core business model reappear.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Alaska Air Group, Inc.(ALK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Last year, a potential solution appeared when Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) acquired Virgin America, which is the only other commercial airline at Love Field, whereas Alaska Airlines flies to nearby Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). It seemed plausible that Alaska would consolidate its Dallas-area operations at DFW, the region’s main airport.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) which rose about 6% to $64.10. The stocks 52-week range is $57.60 to $95.75. Volume was over 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.7 million.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    While Southwest Airlines achieved the best score overall, Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) received top marks among traditional carriers. This was its 10th consecutive victory in the traditional carrier segment.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Airlines like United Continental (UAL), Alaska Air Group (ALK) and JetBlue Airways (JBLU) have been so cheap for so long now, that making an argument for big gains based solely on valuation seems remarkably foolish. Thankfully, it’s not the only argument that Barclays analyst Brandon Oglenski make as they initiated the sector with a Positive rating, while calling United Continental the “most compelling stock” in the airlines sector. They explain why:

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Westell Technologies, Inc.(WSTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap high-performance wireless infrastructure solutions stock Westell Technologies (NASDAQ: WSTL) as a buy for our short-term portfolio:

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    In March 2012, Schiff Nutrition International Inc. (NYSE: SHF) acquired the company for $150 million in cash.

    The product is still on the market today, found at most local drug stores. It is advertised now, however, as a nutritional supplement that does not, if taken alone, ward off viruses.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Akamai Technologies, Inc.(AKAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM) rose 26.7% in 2016, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Coming off a drastic 28% drop in the last 10 weeks of 2015, the content distribution specialist bounced back quickly.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) which rose about 7% to $74.89. The stocks 52-week range is $44.65 to $75.00. Volume was roughly 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.3 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) which rose about 14% to $65.67. The stocks 52-week range is $44.65 to $71.64. Volume was 14.5 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) which traded down over 14% at $45.51. The stocks 52-week range is $45.41 to $71.64. Volume wasover 14 million versus the daily average of 2.6 million shares.

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Retirement Is Lifes Most Expensive Purchase

OMB Looks Ready to OK Delay of Fiduciary Rule

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As the nation anticipates President Donald Trump’s first budget, which will inevitably detail tax measures that will take a hit, new research by the Investment Company Institute finds that Americans value the current tax incentives for retirement saving and “overwhelmingly” oppose changing them.

ICI, a trade group for mutual funds and ETFs, reports that U.S. households favor preserving retirement account features and flexibility, with 89% of all US households disagreeing with the statement that the government should take away the tax advantages of defined contribution accounts, and 90% voting against the idea of reducing the amount that individuals can contribute to DC accounts.

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Rice Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: RMP) posted a new 52-week low of $16.87 on Monday, down about 31% compared with Friday’s closing price of $24.36. Volume totaled around 8.3 million shares, nearly 25 times the daily average of around 840,000. The company and its sponsor, Rice Energy, were acquired by EQT Corp.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: SL Green Realty Corporation(SLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    “Manhattan on Sale? That’s the Case With Two Cheap REITS” by Andrew Bary discusses whether Manhattan-focused real estate investment trusts Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO) and SL Green Realty Corp (NYSE: SLG) could rally as the New York market firms. Both trade at a discount to the value of private-market property deals, says the article.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: athenahealth, Inc.(ATHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Athenahealth (ATHN) last night announced that its CFO and administrative chief, Kristi Matus, would be leaving the company. Her departure has not been embraced by investors, who have pushed shares lower today. Leerink’s David Larsen understands their concerns:

    In our view, the CFO departure may be indicative of internal operational challenges. We still think it is possible that Kristi Matus is seeking an environment that is not as demanding as ATHN, though this has not been confirmed by management. Management harped on the point that bifurcation is part of the strategic initiative of ATHN to reenergize the culture of the company, and Jonathan Bush noted how he himself hopes to spend more time on talent and culture and less time on entering new markets and building new products.

    We continue to believe that ATHN is facing challenges. We continue to believe the market is fundamentally slowing and bookings growth may become more lumpy as we progress through 2016. We still believe there will be a slow-down in the bookings growth rate b/c of a possible slow-down in the ambulatory EMR market and the fact that we are in the final payment year of Meaningful Use. Much of the call focused on Kristi Matus’s departure as a major loss for the company of a leader who was “masterful with investors.” According to management, the decision to split the CFO and CFAO responsibilities was not a reflection of her ability.

    Baird’s Matthew Gillmor and Sean McBride are less worried:

    The unexpected resignation of CFO Kristi Matus is disappointing, but the reasons for her departure seem somewhat understandable, in our view (potentially viewed bifurcation of CFO/CAO role as a demotion). We think incoming CFO Karl Stubelis is very strong and should provide helpful continuity, both internally and externally (currently serves as Controller and previously as acting CFO). Finally, the CFO change does not change our positive long-term thesi

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Shares of Athena Health (ATHN) are up 37% in just over a month. Is there still more room to run?

    Cramer said for years Athena had been a fast-growing stock, but as the company transitioned from growth to profitability, things began to get ugly. The company’s bombastic CEO, and his “colorful” personality began to rub shareholders the wrong way.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Meanwhile, earnings season continued to play out, and although the technology industry saw some extremely encouraging reports, not all stocks participated in the rally. Athenahealth (NASDAQ:ATHN), Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), and Time (NYSE:TIME) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

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    Under a single-payer system, healthcare becomes a regulated utility much like electricity with just a few large, best-in-class players. Athenahealth (Nasdaq: ATHN) could combine with Walgreen Boots Alliance (NYSE: WBA). Maybe each monolith will cover a specific region like Southern Company (NYSE: SO) and Consolidated Edison (NYSE: ED).

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: Golden Star Resources Ltd(GSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Saucier]

    Golden Star (NYSEMKT: GSS) is a gold mining and exploration company, and operates gold mines in Ghana, West Africa. GSS is up 396% YTD after it announced in July that it had begun pre-commercial production of gold in an underground mine in Ghana. GSS is trading at $0.825 per share on Monday intraday.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: QLT Inc.(QLTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, healthcare shares gained by 0.61 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND), and QLT Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: QLTI).

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.(ARR)

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 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).

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.(LLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows ViaSat, Inc plus mid to large cap communications stockslikeHarris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) and L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc (NYSE: LLL)had been moving in tandem until last yearwhile small cap Gogo Inc has underperformed:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Five teams are expected to compete for the contract: Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has joined with Saab to offer a clean-sheet design; Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has teamed up with BAE Systems and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL) on another clean-sheet design; Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) are going with a modified KAI T-50; Raytheon Corp. (NYSE: RTN) has joined with Italy’s Leonardo and Canada’s CAE Inc. (NYSE: CAE) on a version of Leonardo’s M-346 trainer that it calls the T-100; and privately held Sierra Nevada has partnered with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) on another clean-sheet design.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Headquartered in New York City, large cap L3 Technologies Inc (NYSE: LLL) employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The Company reported 2016 sales of $10.5 billion.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    L3 Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LLL) just hosted its investor day and projected that it wants to be considered among the top defense firms. Multiple analysts have raised their target prices. RBC raised its rating to Outperform from Sector Perform and its target price to $239 from $202. Other price target hikes were seen as follows: Cowen to $210 from $200, Jefferies to $201 from $188 and JPMorgan to $220 from $205.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: The Blackstone Group L.P.(BX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    At least if private-equity leviathan Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) CEO Tony James has anything to say about it.

    You see, James has a working theory about what to do with the U.S. retirement system that currently charges participants large 401(k) and 403(b) asset and consulting percentage fees…

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Private equity giant Blackstone (BX) on Saturday announced that Saudi Arabia would invest $20 billion in a new $40 billion infrastructure fund for projects mainly in the United States. On Sunday, Boeing (BA) said it had signed several defense and commercial deals with Saudi Arabia. Trump was referenced in both deal announcements.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Of the ten PE companies that I follow, Blackstone Group LP (BX) is by far and away the largest publicly traded private equity partnership with a $35 billion market cap, but also the best positioned to benefit from all the catalysts noted within.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: Alaska Air Group, Inc.(ALK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The best airline, overall, was Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK). Other category winners were Spirit Airlines Co. (NASDAQ: SAVE), which was ranked cheapest; Alaska rated most reliable; JetBlue Airways Inc. (NASDAQ: JBLU) was most comfortable; best for pets was Alaska; and the airline receiving the fewest complaints was Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Alaska Air Group (ALK) has advanced 1.3% to $94.55 after getting upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel.

    Shake Shack (SHAK) has risen 1.7% to $33 after getting upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Wedbush.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    While the airline stocks have pulled back recently, coming off a choppy 1Q17, we have In-Line ratings on the Big 3 (American Airlines [AAL], Delta Air Lines [DAL] and United Continental [UAL]), as well as on Alaska Air Group (ALK)…

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    It’s been clear from the beginning that Alaska Air’s (NYSE:ALK) acquisition of Virgin America was bad news for United Continental (NYSE:UAL). Alaska Air’s management viewed the deal as a springboard for growth in California — especially in the Bay Area. Meanwhile, United is the dominant airline in San Francisco.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) which rose over 4% to $64.43. The stocks 52-week range is $61.10 to $101.43. Volume was2.4 million compared to its average volume of 1.8 million.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: HealthEquity, Inc.(HQY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX) and PolarityTE Inc. (NASDAQ: COOL).