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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019

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A few weeks ago we discussed how you can make 12% annually, forever, from stocks. Now let’s apply those lessons to 2017, and highlight five that should do even better (17%+ returns) this year (and likely beyond).

Remember, projecting our returns from any given stock is simple. We simply add together the three ways it can pay us:

Its current dividend.

A future dividend hike.

Share repurchases.

It also helps if the stock is inexpensive, as buybacks deliver more bang for management’s buck. So let’s stick with stocks that are dirt-cheap, trading for 10-times free cash flow (FCF) or less for this exercise.

Here’s an example of a stock ready to return 17% or more over the next year. Blue chip refiner Valero (VLO) has a great management team that knows how to make money no matter what happens with energy prices.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: German American Bancorp, Inc.(GABC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) – Research analysts at FIG Partners increased their FY2018 earnings estimates for German American Bancorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $2.02 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $2.00.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Lexaria Bioscience (LXRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Here is the list of the cannabis companies that we track.

    Name Currency Ticker Canopy Growth Corp. CAD (CGC) Aurora Cannabis Inc. CAD (ACBFF) Aphria Inc. CAD (APHQF) MedReleaf Corp. CAD (OTCPK:MEDFF) Cronos Group CAD (CRON) The Green Organic Dutchman CAD (OTC:TGODF) CannTrust CAD (OTC:CNTTF) Hydropothecary Corp/The CAD (HYYDF) Cannabis Wheaton Income CAD (OTCQB:CBWTF) Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc. CAD (OTCQX:EMHTF) Organigram Holdings Inc. CAD (OTCQB:OGRMF) TerrAscend Corp. CAD (OTC:TRSSF) Supreme Cannabis Co Inc./The CAD (OTCPK:SPRWF) Hiku Brands CAD (OTCPK:DJACF) ABcann Global Corp. CAD (OTCQB:ABCCF) Radient Technologies Inc. CAD (OTC:RDDTF) Village Farms International Inc. CAD (OTCQX:VFFIF) Namaste Technologies CAD (OTCQB:NXTTF) MPX Bioceutical Corp. CAD (OTCQB:MPXEF) Sunniva CAD (OTCQX:SNNVF) MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. CAD (OTCQB:MYMMF) Maricann Group Inc. CAD (OTCQB:MRRCF) Cannabix Technologies Inc. CAD (OTCPK:BLOZF) THC Biomed INTL. Ltd. CAD (OTCQB:THCBF) ICC Labs Inc. CAD (OTC:ICCLF) WeedMD Inc. CAD (OTCPK:WDDMF) CannaRoyalty Corp. CAD (OTCQX:CNNRF) InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. CAD (OTCQX:IMLFF) Harvest One Cannabis Inc. CAD (OTC:HRVOF) Golden Leaf Holdings Inc. CAD (OTCQB:GLDFF) Benchmark Botanics Inc. CAD (OTCPK:BHHKF) Friday Night Inc. CAD (OTCQB:TGIFF) Valens Groworks Corp. CAD (OTC:MYMSF) Invictus MD CAD (IVITF) Emblem Corp. CAD (OTCPK:EMMBF) Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. CAD (OTCQB:TBPMF) Maple Leaf Green World Inc. CAD (OTCQB:MGWFF) Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. CAD (OTC:VRNDF) Nutritional High International Inc. CAD (OTCQB:SPLIF) Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc. CAD (OTCQX:LDSYF) Marapharm Ventures Inc. CAD (OTCQX:MRPHF) Wildflower Marijuana Inc. CAD (OTC:WLDFF) Indiva Ltd. CAD (OTC:RMKXD) Hempco Food And Fiber Inc. CAD (OTC:HMPPF) PUF Ventures Inc. CAD (OTCPK:PUFXF) Liberty Leaf Holdings CAD (OTCQB:LIBFF) Canada House Welln

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    Lexaria Bioscience (OTCQX:LXRP) so a brief update.

    The two most significant items are an increase in their patent portfolio and testing of their DehydraTECH technology for nicotine. As mentioned above, the tobacco industry is much larger than marijuana.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(OMED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Recent Technicals: OncoMed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OMED) (reagentsglobalmarket.com) OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NasdaqGS:OMED) Book to Market Valuation Stands at 0.479899 (vassarnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect Oncomed Pharmaceuticals Inc (OMED) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $7.97 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Oncomed Pharmaceuticals Inc (OMED) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.20 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Oncomed Pharmaceuticals Inc (OMED) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several brokerages have weighed in on OMED. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Oncomed Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 21st. ValuEngine raised shares of Oncomed Pharmaceuticals from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.30.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Globe Specialty Metals Inc.(GSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of London-based silicon metal maker Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ:GSM) closed 11% higher on Friday after jumping as much as 17% the day before. And this time, there may even be a reason for the rise.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Highbridge Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Ferroglobe (NASDAQ:GSM) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 236,509 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,539,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC owned 0.14% of Ferroglobe at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TheStreet cut shares of Ferroglobe (NASDAQ:GSM) from a c- rating to a d+ rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday.

    GSM has been the subject of a number of other reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price objective on shares of Ferroglobe from $13.50 to $15.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ferroglobe from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, May 29th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Ferroglobe from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Tuesday, June 5th. B. Riley cut their price objective on shares of Ferroglobe from $20.00 to $18.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Finally, Oppenheimer set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Ferroglobe and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, March 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $18.50.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: United Parcel Service Inc.(UPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) plans to hire 100,000 workers to handle package shipments during the 2018 holiday season. That’s the highest total ever for the company that hired 95,000 seasonal employees last year.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The collars on the shirts and blouses of some United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) changed from white to blue last week as the company sent some of its office staff out to the company’s warehouses to help sort, load, or deliver the flood of holiday packages.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Just look at United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS).

    Our tool showed UPS stock rose nine out of the last 10 years between August and September. And in 2017, it jumped 3.6%. Now, that’s a decent return if you simply owned the stock.

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    TheStreet will not just be in the conversation with regards to earnings season, we will be leading the conversation (which we often do). Coming up Thursday interview-wise fresh off their earnings reports: (1) UPS (UPS) Chief Financial Officer; PepsiCo Chief Financial Officer Hugh Johnston; Dunkin Donuts (DNKN) CEO Nigel Travis; Hasbro (HAS) CEO Brian Goldner. Big day, big insights popping – so keep checking back on our site throughout the day.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: American Software, Inc.(AMSWA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 21, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: EnLink Midstream Partners, LP(ENLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Enable Midstream Partners (NYSE: ENBL) and EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE:ENLK) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE:ENLK) had its price target hoisted by research analysts at Barclays from $15.00 to $16.00 in a research report issued on Tuesday. The firm presently has a “hold” rating on the oil and gas producer’s stock. Barclays’ target price indicates a potential downside of 4.02% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on EnLink Midstream Partners (ENLK)

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The company took a major step in that direction this week after announcing that it had agreed to sell its stakes in midstream companies EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE:ENLK) and EnLink Midstream (NYSE:ENLC) for $3.125 billion in cash. The shale driller plans to use that cash to repurchase up to $4 billion of its shares through the end of next year, assuming this transaction closes. These moves could unlock significant shareholder value in the coming year.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Westwood Holdings Group Inc(WHG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Westwood Holdings Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the asset manager an impact score of 46.2036320266502 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Westwood Holdings Group earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 45.3429608618183 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: International Game Technology(IGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    The other area to look at is service providers who build the betting infrastructure for casinos. IGT (NYSE:IGT) is powering MGM’s sports betting already, and Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS) announced an agreement with Caesars to use its sports betting platform in New Jersey and Mississippi. They’re in the early phases of building out sport betting businesses, and will likely be providers for most early casino sportsbooks. These companies have a lot of potential upside if sports betting takes off as casinos hope. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) shares hit a new 52-week low on Friday . The stock traded as low as $17.17 and last traded at $17.23, with a volume of 326419 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.47.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    An issue of International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT) debt fell 0.8% as a percentage of its face value during trading on Tuesday after the company announced weaker than expected quarterly earnings. The high-yield debt issue has a 6.5% coupon and is set to mature on February 15, 2025. The debt is now trading at $104.00 and was trading at $104.94 one week ago. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets often anticipate parallel changes in its share price. The company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by ($0.12). International Game Technology had a negative net margin of 21.64% and a positive return on equity of 10.28%. The firm had revenue of $1.21 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.16 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.29 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on International Game Technology (IGT)

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.(FCE.A)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE: FCE.A) and Forest City Realty Trust (NYSE:FCE.A) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

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A high dividend yield can be the ultimate retirement holding. Or it can be a trap.

Today, I’m going to show you five stocks with mouth-watering yields of between 6% and 23% that are tomorrow’s dividend disasters. If you own shares in any of these firms, sell them now.

stock market analysis software: HCI Group, Inc.(HCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap Florida insurance stock HCI Group Inc (NYSE: HCI) has taken a hit with shares down around 21% over the past week on predictions that Hurricane Irma would hit Florida albeit sharesrose 2.74%on Friday when it became clear that it would not be as catastrophic as feared:

stock market analysis software: Internationa Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.(IFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is yet another company that hit our screens witha 10% institutional owner buying stock twice last week. Winder Investment purchased a total of 70,000 shares. At $128.38per share, the total for the trade was a solid $9 million. Later in the week the company stepped in again and bought another100,000 shares at prices between $129.47 and 132.20 apiece. The total for that buy was posted at $13 million. The shares closed trading last Friday at $133.19, so some timely buys for sure. The 52-week trading range is $112.91 to $143.64. The consensus price target is $131.40.

stock market analysis software: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.(MDRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has at least one billion reasons to hope President Trump’s paring back of Dodd-Frank will include the Volcker Rule: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    10:30 a.m. Dallas Fed Manufacturing Business Index
    11:30 a.m. 6-Month Bill Auction
    11:30 a.m. 3-Month Bill Auction
    1 p.m. 2-Year Note Auction
    1:15 p.m. Chicago Fed President Evans Speaks
    6:30 p.m. FOMC Member Kaplan Speaks
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Piper Jaffray upgraded Best Buy Co (NYSE: BBY) from Neutral to Overweight
    Wells Fargo upgraded Allscripts Healthcare (NASDAQ: MDRX) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Mizuho upgraded Universal Health Service (NYSE: UHS) from Neutral to Buy
    Piper Jaffray downgraded The Michaels Companies (NASDAQ: MIK) from Overweight to Neutral
    JMP Securities downgraded KB Home (NYSE: KBH) from Market Outperform to Market Perform
    Raymond James downgraded Sierra Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ: SWIR) from Outperform to Market Perform

    This is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day — it's a look at everything happening in the market, in five minutes. To get the full version of this note every morning, click here or email minutes@benzinga.com.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Friday's regular session.

    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) Fri 7/1 62.0 Puts (Wkly) Sweep: 1426 @ ASK $1.24: 1426 traded vs 0 OI: Earnings 7/27 $61.86 Ref
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: MDRX) Jul16 13.0 Puts Sweep: 500 @ ASK $0.45: 500 traded vs 0 OI: Earnings 8/2 $13.07 Ref
    Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) Jul16 30.0 Puts: 7500 @ ASK $0.26: 7658 traded vs 47k OI: Earnings 7/20 $32.07 Ref
    Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC) Dec16 16.0 Puts Sweep: 963 @ ASK $2.75: 974 traded vs 18 OI: Earnings 8/2 $14.45 Ref
    LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD) Aug16 115 Puts: 600 @ ASK $4.05: 615 traded vs 386 OI: $132.12 Ref

    Posted-In: Unusual Put OptionsNews Options Markets

stock market analysis software: American Software, Inc.(AMSWA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA) were down 12 percent to $10.58. American Software reported preliminary Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.09 per share on revenue of $26.3 million.

stock market analysis software: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Charles Carlson, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Horizon Investment Services]

    For investors looking for growth but also income, I especially like three health-care related stocksFresenius Medical (FMS), Novo Nordisk (NVO), and Smith & Nephew (SNN).

stock market analysis software: Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (OPHLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Merck could achieve a consistent advantage versus BMS in treatment of 1L NSCLC. There is a precise crossroad that will determine the future of these two companies in this field: the question of whether or not Keytruda will be approved in May. Both the market and investors believe that it will indeed gain approval and BMS’s stock is already paying for that. In the short term, the repercussions will be the contractions in the sales of Opdivo in 2L and a bigger obstacle for Opdivo+Yervoy in 1L. But the BMS’s combo can catch up, thanks to a bigger efficacy, as I will explain in a future article. Meanwhile, a recent trial established that Merck has to pay BMS $625M plus royalties, as it infringed BMS’s intellectual property related to the use of anti-PD1 antibodies. The royalties will be 6.5% for sales between January 2017 and the end of 2023, followed by a 2.5% rate for the period from January 2024 to the end of 2026. Bristol-Myers Squibb will share the money by giving a quarter of the amount to the Japanese Ono Pharmaceutical (OTC:OPHLF), the company which had discovered Opdivo.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2018

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The U.S. economy could be $1.6 trillion larger than it is today if women entered and stayed in the workforce at the same pace as Norway, according to an analysis by S&P Global economists.

S&P Global believes that a dual-pronged effort to encourage women to enter the workforce and stay there, particularly in professions traditionally dominated by men, would present a substantial opportunity for growth of the world’s principal economy, with the potential to add 5%-10% to nominal GDP in just a few decades.

In 1990, the prime-age U.S. female labor participation rate was closer to the top of 22 advanced Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development economies. As of 2016, it is down to No. 20, near last place in terms of optimizing what is considered to be an economy’s most valuable resource — labor.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2018: SuperCom, Ltd.(SPCB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Supercom Ltd (NASDAQ: SPCB) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $9.03 million.

    Posted-In: Earnings scheduleEarnings News Pre-Market Outlook Markets

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Supercom Ltd (NASDAQ: SPCB) shares shot up 53 percent to $4.17 after the company reported strong results for its third quarter. SuperCom expects FY17 sales of at least $35 million.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2018: NXP Semiconductors N.V.(NXPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) is knee-deep in a pending merger with sector rival Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM). There was a time when it would have made sense to pick up NXP shares, even if you missed the 25% buyout surge in September.

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) stock price has now fallen below the crucial 20-day, 50-day and 100-day moving averages. Its legal issues have again weighed heavy on QCOM stock of late. QCOM stock has a crucial support at the $52.66 level, which is just below the last closing price (on April 13). Qualcomm stock has not fallen below these levels in 2017.A fall below this level means QCOM stock could drop, moving close to itsone-year lows. However, two popular momentum indicators Bollinger Bands and Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicators suggest that QCOM stock is oversold. The technicals depict mixed scenario for QCOM stock. QCOM stock has lost momentum going into its Q2 earnings, with the stock losing more than 5% in the last 5 trading sessions and is still down more than 10.5% YTD. QCOM stock still makes a good long-term investment, especially with the $47B NXP Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NXPI) acquisition lined up. The smartphone chipset maker’s stock is also named the top dividend stock with insider buying and has adividend yield of 4.27%. Long-term investors with a high-risk appetite might relish buying QCOM stock at such low levels. However, it would be prudent for risk-averse investors to stay on the sidelines till the Q2 earnings, which would give a better picture of Qualcomm’s present legal woes and its future implications.

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    Qualcomm stock has continued rise steadilyeven after the initialpop on account of the news of Broadcom’s multi-billion dollar acquisition offer. Investors were waiting for further gains from this catalyst as experts and the markets were hoping for the Irvine, California-based semiconductor giant to soon come up with an increased offer with the initial offer being rejected. The new bid was expected to come next week when a proposal to replace the current set of Qualcomm board directors is to be tabled. Now, if one goes by the latest reports, it seems thatBroadcom isn’t planning to propose a new increased bid until sometime closer to Qualcomms board meeting in March. This is a good three months away. Qualcomm’s bid to close the NXP Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NXPI) acquisition is also acting as a roadblock for Broadcom to table an increased offer. Reports state that Broadcom could also likely wait till the regulatory bodies give a green signal to the NXP deal which again as per both the companies involved is likely to see a closure only sometime early next year.

  • [By Andrew Tonner]

    One of the best ways to invest in broad-based movements such as the IoT is by buying shares in the companies that supply the hardware and infrastructure powering the trend — such asSkyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) and NXP Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NXPI). Let’s dig into each company to see what makes them two of the top IoT investments on the market today.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2018: American Software, Inc.(AMSWA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA) were down 12 percent to $10.58. American Software reported preliminary Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.09 per share on revenue of $26.3 million.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: 3M Company(MMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Investors looking for brighter prospects should consider two other blue-chip giants, 3M (NYSE:MMM) and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Both are exposed to the consumer goods industry, but also get significant chunks of sales and profits from faster-growing segments.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded down 1.69% at $230.78. The stock’s 52-week range is $163.85 to $238.90. Volume was about equal to the daily average of around 1.7 million. The company had no specific news Monday.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Here is the list of the Dow components, which are scheduled to report this week:

    1. 3M Co
    Company: 3M Co (NYSE: MMM). Date of Reporting: Tuesday, before the market open. EPS Estimate vs. Year-ago EPS: $2.54 versus $2.08. Revenue Estimate: $7.86 billion versus $7.66 billion. Stock Gain/Loss (year to date): 18.12 percent.
    2. Caterpillar
    Company: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT). Date of Reporting: Tuesday, before the market open. EPS Estimate vs. Year-ago EPS: $1.25 versus $1.09. Revenue Estimate: $10.93 billion versus $10.94 billion. Stock Gain/Loss (year to date): 16.10 percent.
    3. McDonald’s
    Company: McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD). Date of Reporting: Tuesday, before the market open. EPS Estimate vs. Year-ago EPS: $1.62 versus $1.45. Revenue Estimate: $5.96 billion versus $6.26 billion. Stock Gain/Loss (year to date): 25.35 percent.
    4. United Technologies
    Company: United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) Date of Reporting: Tuesday, before the market open. EPS Estimate vs. Year-ago EPS: $1.78 versus $1.82. Revenue Estimate: $15.24 billion versus $14.87 billion. Stock Gain/Loss (year to date): 12.47 percent.

    See also: 3 Reasons Alcoa Is No Longer The Curtain-Raising Event Of Earnings Season

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Who are the likely candidates for the next round of upgrades? Cramer said he’s betting that 3M (MMM) will be in the mix, along with Walmart (WMT) and especially Home Depot (HD) , which should have a strong spring planting season with good comparisons to last year. Investors might also see upgrades on Honeywell (HON) and Nike (NKE) , Cramer suggested.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: SORL Auto Parts Inc.(SORL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) was down, falling around 8 percent to $3.68. Greenridge Global downgraded SORL Auto Parts from Buy to Hold.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares were also up, gaining 33 percent to $6.02 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY17 sales guidance.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share on revenue of $55.35 million.

    Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTI) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.18 per share on revenue of $10.25 million.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: BanColombia S.A.(CIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Analysts at Credit Suisse downgraded shares of Bancolombia SA (ADR) (NYSE: CIB) from Outperform to Neutral, while boosting their price target from $38 to $40.

  • [By Matt Smith]

    Bancolombia appears attractively priced
    Another Colombian company that appears under-valued is the Andean country’s largest commercial bank Bancolombia (NYSE: CIB  ) . For the year-to-date Bancolombia’s share price fell 17% because of a weak second quarter bottom-line. This decline was primarily caused by the bank’s net income plunging by 41% year-over-year because of mark-to-market losses caused by the value lost in the bank’s securities portfolio.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Bancolombia SA (ADR) (NYSE: CIB) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.77 per share on revenue of $945.66 million.

    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) is estimated to post its earnings for the latest quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Foreign Regional Banks: This industry declined 2 percent by 11:00 am with Bancolombia SA (ADR) (NYSE: CIB) moving down 3.7 percent. Bancolombia’s PEG ratio is 4.51.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nam Tai Electronics Inc.(NTE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Another stock that’s starting to move within range of triggering a big breakout trade is Nam Tai Electronics (NTE), which is an electronics manufacturing and design services provider to a select group of the world’s leading OEMs of telecommunications and consumer electronic products. This stock has been destroyed by the sellers so far in 2013, with shares off sharply by 41%.

    If you look at the chart for Nam Tai Electronics, you’ll notice that this stock has been uptrending for the last month and change, with shares moving higher from its low of $6.05 to its recent high of $8.38 a share. During that uptrend, shares of NTE have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of NTE within range of triggering a big breakout trade.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in NTE if it manages to break out above some key near-term overhead resistance levels at $8.38 to $8.79 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 647,483 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then NTE will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone from April that started near $11.50 a share. If this stock gets into that gap with volume, then the upside is tremendous and we could easily see NTE hit $11 to $12 a share.

    Traders can look to buy NTE off any weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below its 50-day at $7.42 a share, or below more key support at $7.22 a share. One can also buy NTE off strength once it takes out that breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Akamai Technologies, Inc.(AKAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [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 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 Paul Ausick]

    Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) dropped about 15% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $45.45 after closing at $53.28 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $71.64. Volume of about 13 million was roughly 5 times the daily average. The company reported decent results, but soft guidance for the current quarter sank the stock in Wednesday’s session.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Monro Muffler Brake, Inc.(MNRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday, shares of Monro Muffler Brake (MNRO) plunged 3.1% after Barron’s Leslie Norton panned the stock in this weekend’s issue of the magazine. And wouldn’t you know it? Monro’s shares are skidding lower once again today.

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    Norton’s argument was straightforward:

    At a recent $62, Rochester, N.Y.based Monro (ticker: MNRO) trades at a lofty 28 times forward earnings, compared with a 10-year average of 21.1, and 17 times earnings for the Standard & Poors 500. With sales growth slowing as competition increases, Monros strategic goal of achieving 15% annual sales gains and 20% profit growth seems distant.

    Any hint of more sluggish sales could push the shares down at least 10%. Bruce Geller, CEO of money manager Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher, who is short the stock, says, A fairly commoditized business with low organic growth deserves a more reasonable multiple of 20 times.

    That would put the stock in the mid-$40s.

    Shares of Monro Muffler Brake have dropped 4% to $57.59 at 3:49 p.m. today, leaving around 20% of downside.

    UPDATE: This post initially misspelled ‘Brake’ as ‘Break.’ It’s been corrected.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.(CCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sara Cornell]

    The agreement between the two companies allows Azincourt to option up to 70% of the East Preston property located in the Athabasca Basin. Home to Cameco’s (TSX:CCO) McArthur River uranium mine, the Athabasca Basin is considered one of the richest sources of uranium in the world, with many uranium deposits hosting grades substantially higher than the world average grade. The area has been a hotbed for energy metal investors over the past few years, due to significant high grade uranium discoveries by large cap mining companies.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Real Goods Solar, Inc.(RGSE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Real Goods Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: RGSE) got a boost, shooting up 22 percent to $2.98 after dropping 7.89 percent on Monday. RGS Energy disclosed that it has completed its $11.5 million public offering of common stock and warrants.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Vivint Solar Holdings along with small cap solar installation stock Sunrun Inc (NASDAQ: RUN) below their IPO prices while Real Goods Solar, Inc (NASDAQ: RGSE)has imploded after being a highflyer:

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Here is a list of the top 10 best small-cap stocks based on price gains per share so far in 2017:

    Company (Ticker)Price per Share% Change AquaBounty Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AQB)$14.338,646.99%Rennova Health Inc. (Nasdaq: RNVA)$3.133,333.73%China Gengsheng Minerals Inc. (OTCMKTS: CHGS)$0.021,718.18%Sunshine Heart Inc. (Nasdaq: SSH)$3.851,071.43%CTI BioPharma Corp. (Nasdaq: CTIC)$4.30991.76%Catalyst Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CBIO)$6.22853.85%TearLab Corp. (Nasdaq: TEAR)$4.20707.85%Pulmatrix Inc. (Nasdaq: PULM)$3.86566.10%Real Goods Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: RGSE)$1.43498.75%Calithera Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CALA)$11.70281.54%

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: American Software, Inc.(AMSWA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA) were down 12 percent to $10.58. American Software reported preliminary Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.09 per share on revenue of $26.3 million.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Lee Enterprises, Incorporated(LEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, cyclical consumer goods & services shares rose by just 0.4 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Titan International Inc (NYSE: TWI), down 13 percent, and Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), down 4 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Beasley Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ: BBGI) and Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE).

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Nike (NKE) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after it beat earnings but missed on sales.

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Nikedropped 7.1% to $53.92–its largest percentage decline since June 2012–despite beating earnings forecasts for a 19th consecutive quarter. The S&P 500 rose 0.2% to 2,348.45.

Baird’s Jonathan Komp and Benjamin Bray recommend being “aggressive short-term buyers” of Nike:

Retaining Outperform rating with new $62 price target. FQ3 EPS topped consensus (SG&A/tax driven), but gross margin disappointed, and North America wholesale challenges remain (futures -9%). Nike is accelerating key “triple-double” initiatives, while also editing SKUs/costs for greater efficiency. These efforts are supporting healthy underlying F2018 expectations (revenue growth in all markets, EPS implied +mid-teens ex-currency), though we are trimming estimates to reflect significant currency impacts. We still would be more aggressive short-term buyers on pullbacks (<$55), or with signs of faster fundamental improvement.

stock market day trading: Century Aluminum Company(CENX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Craig Jones]

    JPMorgan’s analyst Michael Gambardella downgraded Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) from Overweight to Neutral and reduced its price target from $22 to $14.50, citing alumina cost headwinds as the main reason for the downgrade.

stock market day trading: White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.(WTM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Most Expensive Stocks No. 6: White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd.
    The sixth most expensive stock you can buy is Bermuda-based White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. (NYSE: WTM). The insurance company currently trades at $826.04 a share.

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Here is a table of the 10 most expensive stocks trading on U.S. markets today:

    Company (Ticker)Price per ShareMarket CapBerkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A)$ 257,227.52$ 419.50 billionSeaboard Corp. (NYSEMKT: SEB)$ 3,760.00$ 4.48 billionNVR Inc. (NYSE: NVR)$ 1,944.23$ 7.19 billionThe Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN)$ 1,727.94$ 80.82 billionMarkel Corp. (NYSE: MKL)$ 978.51$ 13.78 billionWhite Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. (NYSE: WTM)$ 935.01$ 4.25 billionAmazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN)$ 846.08$ 408.27 billionAlphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL)$ 844.06$ 582.85 billionAutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO)$ 744.26$ 21.04 billionIntuitive Surgical Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG)$ 735.63$ 28.41 billion

stock market day trading: Range Resources Corporation(RRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) is rated Buy with a lowered price target of $43. The 2017 EPS estimate has been lowered from $0.85 to $0.68, and the 2018 estimate waslowered from $1.60 to $1.52. Shares closed at $27.34 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $27.07 to $46.96, and the consensus price target is $46.42. Range Resources is a Jefferies Franchise Pick.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) dropped about 12.8% Wednesday to register a new 52-week low of $17.71 after closing at $20.30 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $43.60. Volume was nearly 20 million, nearly 4 times the daily average. The natural gas producer missed estimates this morning and revised its growth projections downward. It was one of several energy companies that took some price target cuts from analysts.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    According to a report by PLS, producers spent more than $23 billion locking up prime positions in the Permian Basin and another $7 billion on Mid-Continent acreage acquisitions. However, most of those were smaller deals, with the top transaction weighing in at $2.5 billion. Meanwhile, the Ark-La-Tex region near the Gulf Coast quietly tied for the second hottest M&A geography in the country, largely because of Range Resources (NYSE:RRC) acquisition of Memorial Resource Development. Range Resources paid $4.2 billion, which includes the assumption of debt, to gain a leading position in the Lower Cotton Valley region of Northern Louisiana. Not only is the play saturated with natural gas, but it’s also near the Gulf Coast, which is expected to see increased demand from new petrochemical and industrial complexes as well as LNG export facilities. In other words, Range Resources made a big bet on higher gas prices along the Gulf Coast.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) which traded downabout 12% at $17.90. The stocks 52-week range is $17.68 to $43.60. Volume was about 25 million versus the daily average of 5.6 million shares.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Range Resources (RRC) was upgraded to outperform at BMO. $44 price target The valuation is more attractive, as business fundamentals are improving, BMO said. 

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Talk about a Barron’s bounce!Range Resources (RRC) has soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after Barron’s touted it in the pages of the magazine this weekend.

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    Range Resources gained 4.1% to $28.47, while the S&P 500 slipped 0.3% to2,375.31.

    Barron’s Andrew Bary called Range Resources “an unappreciated energy play.” He explains why:

    With major market indexes at record highs, natural-gas stocks are among the few depressed industry groups. Blame a warm winter and weakening gas prices.

    Range Resources (ticker: RRC), a leading U.S. gas producer, looks undervalued. Its shares, at $27, are down 20% this year and are much below their 52-week high of $47, set last June. Range drilled the first well in the now-prolific Marcellus region of Pennsylvania more than a decade ago and amassed one of its largest land positions there610,000 acres. Its $4.2 billion purchase of Memorial Resource Development last September gave it access to what the company views as a prolific and underappreciated gas region: northern Louisiana

    Range Resources’ market capitalization rose to $7 billion today from $6.8 billion on Friday. It reported net income of $521 million on sales of $1.4 billion in 2016.

stock market day trading: American Software, Inc.(AMSWA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA) were down 12 percent to $10.58. American Software reported preliminary Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.09 per share on revenue of $26.3 million.

stock market day trading: Permian Basin Royalty Trust(PBT)

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:

stock market day trading: Canon, Inc.(CAJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Carroll]

    Nikon’s story is similar to what’s plaguing its Japanese rival, Canon (NYSE: CAJ  ) . Canon’s stock has nosedived by 20% year to date, but the stock’s recovered nearly 3% over the past month. Don’t let appearances fool you: The company slashed its full-year sales and profit forecasts back in July, as the worldwide camera market has slumped, and as smartphones continue to take over this aging niche. Canon’s route back to respectability looks like a treacherous climb.

  • [By Paul R. La Monica]

    Miscellaneous shorts. Lamensdorf is also betting against Japanese printer and camera giant Canon (CAJ) since he believes the company still hasn’t figured out a way to compete with smartphones.