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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

Dividend growth investing can be a great way to boost your passive income over time. To do it right, though, you have to find stocks that can both grow their dividends faster than inflation and have sustainable free cash flows for the long haul.

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), a blue chip biotech stock, meets both of these critical criteria. Even so, this top biotech is rarely considered purely for its prospects as a dividend growth stock. The reason? Gilead only started doling out a dividend approximately three years ago this month. As a result, the company has yet to shed its well-earned image as a top growth stock within the broader investing community. 

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However, I think this underappreciated dividend growth play is worth adding to your portfolio right now. Here’s why.      

Gilead’s risks are overstated

There are two big knocks against Gilead as a dividend growth stock. First off, the company’s hepatitis C franchise has literally imploded since hitting a high watermark in late 2015. Gilead has thus had to rely on its core HIV franchise to pick up the slack, and that strategy has so far failed to keep the company’s top line moving in the right direction. Despite several new product launches in HIV, the biotech’s top line remains on track to drop by a disastrous 20.3% this year.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Summit Midstream Partners, LP(SMLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One of the many companies working to solve the Permian’s pipeline problems is Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP). The master limited partnership (MLP) is currently working on a long-haul pipeline that would transport natural gas from the northwest portion of the region to a major hub in Texas. The project would not only provide needle-moving growth for Summit — and help support its sky-high 14.5%-yielding distribution — but it could be a crucial supply link for the industry.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Three high-yield dividend stocks that seem to be in danger of a dividend reduction are Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP), Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE:EEP), and Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN). Investors are better off steering clear of this trio and considering safer options instead.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP) insider Brad N. Graves sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.53, for a total transaction of $77,650.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 61,225 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $950,824.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The pipeline company reported ($0.18) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.30), MarketWatch Earnings reports. Summit Midstream Partners had a return on equity of 12.62% and a net margin of 17.59%. The business had revenue of $117.32 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $106.68 million.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: EQT Corporation(EQT)

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    In addition, Elliott Management, which often pushes for M&A and other strategic transactions at targeted companies, made investments in EQT Corp. (EQT) , CommVault Systems Inc. (CVLT) , Sabre Corp. (SABR) , Teradyne Inc. (TER)  and Windstream Holdings Inc. (WIN)

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of EQT Co. (NYSE:EQT) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 4,022 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock, valued at approximately $191,000.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo, Jason Hall, and Tyler Crowe]

    Tyler, Jason, and I (Matt here) were recently discussing why natural gas stocks have taken it on the chin over the past year. While some have been the victim of their own mistakes, shares of many of the country’s largest gas-focused producers have lost value even though oil prices have been on the upswing. For example, the country’s leading gas producer, EQT Corp. (NYSE:EQT), has seen its stock tumble more than 20%, while other large gas-focused companies such as Antero Resources (NYSE:AR), Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG), and Southwestern Energy have declined between 5% and 15% over the past 12 months. Those sell-offs caught our attention. Here’s what we think is weighing down gas stocks these days. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT) which rose about 10% to $53.35. The stock’s 52-week range is $43.70 to $67.84. Volume was nearly 11 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.6 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT) which traded down over 5% at $49.72. The stock’s 52-week range is $43.70 to $67.84. Volume was 7.6 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 4 million.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.(UCTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UCTT) declined 19.2% in July, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the semiconductor equipment specialist announced mixed second-quarter 2018 results and disappointing forward guidance.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Comparing Rubicon Technology (RBCN) & Ultra Clean (UCTT) (americanbankingnews.com) Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (UCTT) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Spiffy Stocks: Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAKT), Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCTT), Galectin Therapeutics, Inc … (thestreetpoint.com) Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. — Moody’s assigns B1 CFR to Ultra Clean Holdings; outlook stable (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several analysts recently weighed in on UCTT shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Ultra Clean from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd. BidaskClub raised Ultra Clean from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 30th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on Ultra Clean from $27.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, June 18th. Standpoint Research raised Ultra Clean from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 28th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Ultra Clean from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, May 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Ultra Clean presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.20.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Ultra Clean (NASDAQ:UCTT) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ultra Clean earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.3293552269826 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Employees Retirement System of Texas reduced its stake in shares of Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) by 24.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 177,000 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 57,000 shares during the quarter. Employees Retirement System of Texas owned 0.46% of Ultra Clean worth $2,938,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. (VTGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While exciting, CODX and our other penny stocks to watch this week are unlikely to tack on any additional gains this week. But don’t worry. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a stock with serious profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Co-Diagnostics Inc. (Nasdaq: CODX)  $4.35 192.07%
    Viking Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VKTX)  $9.37 95.78%
    DHI Group Inc. (NYSE: DHX)  $3.10 67.57%
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (Nasdaq: AXON)  $1.76 60.00%
    Netlist Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST)  $0.21 53.79%
    Link Motion Inc. (NYSE LKM)  $1.23 47.73%
    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD)  $0.26 44.44%
    Vistagen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN)  $1.34 40.21%
    J. Jill Inc. (NYSE: JILL)  $8.30 36.55%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM)  $1.52 34.86%

    In order to make sure we protect ourselves from any substantial losses from investing in penny stocks, we follow five rules for penny stock investing. Take look at them on the right.As these stocks demonstrate, there are penny stocks that have tremendous growth potential that can easily dwarf your initial investment. However, most penny stocks lack the solid underlying financials necessary to generate a significant return.
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  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Take VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTGN) for example. While not necessarily a scam, this one didn’t do investors any favors.

    In Dec. 2017, shares jumped 177.17%, from $0.92 to $2.55 in just one day. Investors who bought at $2.55 ended up losing over 50% of their money when the stock quickly went back down to $1.05 in less than two weeks.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    For instance, VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) shot up from $0.92 to $2.55 on Dec. 6. Since then, the stock pulled back to $1.19. Investors who bought at $2.55 are sitting on a 53.3% loss today (Feb. 20).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maxim Group assumed coverage on shares of Vistagen Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VTGN). The firm issued a buy rating on the stock.

    Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on shares of Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH). Sanford C. Bernstein issued an underperform rating on the stock.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Take VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTGN) for example. While not necessarily a scam, this one didn’t do investors any favors.

    In Dec. 2017, shares jumped 177.17%, from $0.92 to $2.55 in just one day. Investors who bought at $2.55 ended up losing over 50% of their money when the stock quickly went back down to $1.05 in less than two weeks.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: The First of Long Island Corporation(FLIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    1ST RES BK EXTO/SH (OTCMKTS:FRSB) and First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First of Long Island Corp (NASDAQ:FLIC) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $21.30 and last traded at $21.60, with a volume of 237 shares. The stock had previously closed at $21.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC) and 1ST RES BK EXTO/SH (OTCMKTS:FRSB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: AxoGen, Inc.(AXGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AxoGen, Inc (NASDAQ:AXGN) – Analysts at William Blair raised their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for AxoGen in a research report issued on Monday, May 14th. William Blair analyst K. Krum now expects that the medical equipment provider will post earnings per share of ($0.04) for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.05). William Blair currently has a “Outperform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for AxoGen’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.03) EPS and FY2018 earnings at ($0.25) EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Analysts Anticipate AxoGen, Inc (AXGN) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.06 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) The SVP Sales of AxoGen (NASDAQ: AXGN) is Selling Shares (analystratings.com) BRIEF-Axogen Inc Says On May 15, Board Elected CEO Zaderej To Succeed Grooms As Chairman (reuters.com) AxoGen, Inc (AXGN) SVP Shawn F. Mccarrey Sells 10,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Global Nerve Repair Biomateria Market Report 2018-2023 -Axogen, Integra, Synovis, Collagen Matrix, Polyganics … (talkdailynews.com)

    AxoGen opened at $43.95 on Monday, Marketbeat reports. AxoGen has a fifty-two week low of $13.95 and a fifty-two week high of $46.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 2.81 and a current ratio of 3.32. The company has a market cap of $1.52 billion, a P/E ratio of -141.77 and a beta of -0.04.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Jefferies started coverage on this biotech/medical technology company with a Buy rating late last year. AxoGen Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN) offers surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries. It provides products and education to improve surgical treatment algorithms for peripheral nerve injuries. Its portfolio of products includes Avance Nerve Graft, AxoGuard Nerve Connector, AxoGuard Nerve Protector and Avive Soft Tissue Membrane.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of AxoGen (NASDAQ:AXGN) fell nearly 19% today after the company reported second-quarter 2018 earnings. The healthcare company, which develops and markets surgical solutions for peripheral nerves, actually reported a solid quarter of sales growth compared to the year-ago period. Revenue increased 36% compared to the second quarter of 2017.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AxoGen, Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:AXGN) – Investment analysts at Leerink Swann raised their FY2019 EPS estimates for shares of AxoGen, Inc Common Stock in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, August 21st. Leerink Swann analyst R. Newitter now forecasts that the medical equipment provider will earn ($0.39) per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of ($0.41). Leerink Swann currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)

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    On Tuesday, BP (BP) , Merck (MRK) , Under Armour (UAA) and Apple (AAPL) will be reporting. Cramer was bullish on all of them, except Apple, where he said this Action Alerts PLUS holding could report a less-than-optimal quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Wednesday was Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) which traded up about 2.55% at $55.12. The stock’s 52-week range is $52.97 to $66.41. Volume was about 30% below the daily average of around 13 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Because statins are so widely used, they’re the most prescribed medicines in the world, and that’s been a bonanza for companies like Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), which developed top-selling cholesterol drug Lipitor, and Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK), which created cholesterol-lowering add-on therapy Zetia.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    BioLine has developed key partnerships with major pharmaceutical companies, which helps bring its drugs to market faster once they have gained some clinical trial success. Two of its biggest partners are Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) and Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS).

  • [By ]

    While immunotherapy has definitely been a revolutionary advance in science and medicine, it has not been the panacea some had hoped for. For one, it’s not a cure. Further, this approach works better for some types of cancers than for others. Merck’s (NYSE: MRK) cancer treatment Keytruda, for instance, is FDA-approved for specific forms and stages of melanoma, lung cancer, neck cancer, classical Hodgkin Lymphoma and a few more — a lot, but still not a universal cure. Sales of Keytruda, however, exceeded $1 billion in the third quarter of 2017, which was reported Oct. 27. (Some missteps from Merck’s closest competitor, Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY), helped too.)

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) shares short decreased to 19.98 million from 20.40 million in the previous period. Its shares were trading at $59.40, in a 52-week range of $52.83 to $66.41.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Apogee Enterprises, Inc.(APOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market performed well on Tuesday, including gains of nearly 200 points for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and similarly positive moves for other major benchmarks. At first glance, decisions from the U.S. and China to impose new tariffs on each other might have seemed like bad news, but investors were pleased that the actual tariff rates on the goods covered by the measures were less severe than initially feared. Even with that as a positive backdrop, some companies weren’t able to avoid bad news that sent their shares lower. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG), and General Mills (NYSE:GIS) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Money Morning Special Situation Strategist Tim Melvin provides his latest list of stocks that will help you get rich… and stay rich. Check them out right here.

    Stocks to Watch Today: V, MA, AAPL, GOOGL
    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) are under the microscope this morning. Both payment processing giants have signed a settlement agreement over a merchant lawsuit filed back in 2005, but originally settled in 2012 over merchant swiping fees. Visa will pay an additional $600 million to the original settlement. Mastercard will pay an additional $108 million. Although President Trump plans to hit China with new tariffs, at least one company won’t face the full cost: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). According to reports, the Apple Watch is among a list of consumer tech gadgets that will receive exemptions from the latest round of tariffs on imports. Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) announced it will install its Android operating system into automobiles manufactured by Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Renault. The operating system – set for distribution in 2021 – will include Google Maps, Google Assistant, and Google Play. The three manufacturers combined sold 10.6 million vehicles in 2017. Look for earnings reports from AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO), General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL), and Apogee Enterprises Inc. (Nasdaq: APOG).

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    Engaged Capital’s Glenn Welling plans shortly to launch an activist campaign at Apogee Enterprises Inc. (APOG) , a maker of glass and non-residential construction products for skyscrapers, a person familiar with the situation told Orol.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
    Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BLK, FB, DAL
    Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.70. Analysts projected the firm would report EPS of $6.45 on top of $3.28 billion in revenue. The firm topped revenue expectations. The firm noted that an increase in its consulting fees and the recent tax reform bill helped bolster its profitability by 27%.
    The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported ea

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.(BRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Bluerock Residential Growth REIT (NASDAQ:BRG) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bluerock Residential Growth REIT earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 47.1792961215955 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of research analysts have commented on BRG shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 15th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $11.17.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN:BRG) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,697,945 shares, a decrease of 7.7% from the August 15th total of 1,840,022 shares. Approximately 7.2% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 110,334 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 15.4 days.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Valmont Industries, Inc.(VMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schroder Investment Management Group cut its stake in Valmont Industries (NYSE:VMI) by 1.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 689,795 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 9,086 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group owned approximately 3.06% of Valmont Industries worth $100,917,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alps Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 3,686 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $611,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Valmont Industries (VMI)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rhumbline Advisers reduced its stake in Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) by 1.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 41,597 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 598 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.19% of Valmont Industries worth $6,271,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    A number of analysts have recently commented on VMI shares. Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of Valmont Industries in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. ValuEngine upgraded Valmont Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Valmont Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 5th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $165.00.

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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now

It wasn’t just Apple shares that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway was gobbling up in the first three months of the year.

The billionaire investor also more than doubled his stake in generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and boosted his holdings in agriculture products giant Monsanto.

Teva shares, which Berkshire started buying in the final quarter of 2017, jumped 3% to $21 in early trading Wednesday. It’s not uncommon for stocks to rise in value after Buffett’s purchase of them is made public. 

The moves in Buffett’s closely watched Berkshire stock portfolio were revealed in a quarterly regulatory filing that provided an update on holdings through March 31.

Ahead of Berkshire’s annual meeting on May 5, Buffett revealed that he had purchased nearly 75 million shares of Apple stock. That was confirmed in the filing released Tuesday night. Berkshire’s total stake in the iPhone maker is now nearly 240 million shares, valued at roughly $44.7 billion as of last night’s closing price of $186.44.  

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: RPX Corporation(RPXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC lifted its position in RPX Co. (NASDAQ:RPXC) by 32.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 787,377 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 192,430 shares during the period. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC owned about 1.58% of RPX worth $8,417,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of RPX Co. (NASDAQ:RPXC) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $14.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Research Frontiers (NASDAQ: REFR) and RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    RPX Co. (NASDAQ:RPXC) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has assigned a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $14.50.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: VIVUS, Inc.(VVUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    But Blink and our other penny stocks to watch are unlikely to continue to lock in such spectacular gains in June. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch this month, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with great profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Month’s Gain
     Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $7.07 439.85%
    Senes Tech Inc. (Nasdaq: SNES) $1.27 175.40%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.77 150.41%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM) $1.49 137.68%
    NF Energy Saving Co. (Nasdaq: NFEC) $2.34 134.88%
    Vaalco Energy Inc. (NYSE: EGY) $2.15 109.06%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $2.35 99.12%
    ArQule Inc. (Nasdaq: ARQL) $4.88 90.74%
    LiqTech International Inc. (NYSE: LIQT) $0.66 85.60%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.46 77.84%

    While last month’s gains are tremendous, they also illustrate the inherent dangers that come with investing in penny stocks.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Seadrill’s rally demonstrates how profitable penny stocks can be for savvy investors. With Seadrill’s gains already on the books, we’ll look at a stock that’s on track to generate tremendous returns – a small cap that just completed a groundbreaking acquisition with huge profit potential…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) $0.58 98.74%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.83 59.97%
    MEI Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP) $3.45 43.40%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.15 35.72%
    Akers Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: AKER) $0.65 34.38%
    Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GALT) $4.54 32.58%
    Phoenix New Media Ltd. (NYSE ADR: FENG) $5.65 32.22%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $1.73 31.37%
    Bright Scholar Education Ltd. (NYSE ADR: BEDU) $18.51 29.03%
    21 Vianet Group Inc. (Nasdaq: VNET) $7.36 28.72%

    These gains are incredibly exciting. However, not all penny stocks are equally strong investments.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about VIVUS (NASDAQ:VVUS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. VIVUS earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 47.022479468622 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Constellation Brands Inc(STZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Canopy has made many acquisitions in order to bulk up its production capacity, and its partnership with Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) has made it stand out from its peers. But Canopy knows that there’s no guarantee that it can effectively integrate acquired companies into its existing operations, and strategic alliances might not work out the way both parties had hoped. For instance, with some speculating that Constellation will eventually acquire Canopy outright, a failure to do so could be disappointing to shareholders of the Canadian cannabis company.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Some of the giants of the budding marijuana industry were among the first to look seriously at CBD-containing beverages. One reason why Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) attracted the attention of Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) for a major investment was that the two companies saw the potential profits from experimenting with drinks containing cannabis-derived ingredients. Similarly, Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) has searched for growth opportunities, and reports suggest it could collaborate with Canada’s Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF) to produce a beverage with CBD.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Before the opening bell on Aug. 15, Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ), the alcohol giant behind the popular Corona and Modelo beer brands, announced that it would be taking a $3.8 billion equity stake in Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE:CGC) for what was a 51% premium at the time of the announcement. This actually turned out to be Constellation’s third such equity investment in the largest marijuana stock in the world (by market cap), with Constellation gobbling up a 9.9% equity stake in Canopy last October, and a third of its 600 million Canadian dollar convertible note offering in June. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Traders purchased shares of Constellation Brands, Inc. Class A (NYSE:STZ) on weakness during trading on Friday. $148.34 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $53.02 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $95.32 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Constellation Brands, Inc. Class A had the 17th highest net in-flow for the day. Constellation Brands, Inc. Class A traded down ($0.56) for the day and closed at $208.20

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) has the wind at its back. The alcoholic beverage giant recently announced quarterly earnings results that edged past management’s sales and profit expectations thanks to robust demand for its imported beer franchises.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Apogee Enterprises, Inc.(APOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
    Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BLK, FB, DAL
    Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.70. Analysts projected the firm would report EPS of $6.45 on top of $3.28 billion in revenue. The firm topped revenue expectations. The firm noted that an increase in its consulting fees and the recent tax reform bill helped bolster its profitability by 27%.
    The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported ea

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) has benefited greatly from the rebound in construction activity recently, which has helped the architectural glass and framing specialist bounce back from difficult conditions in past years. Yet despite solid business conditions throughout 2017, Apogee stock has struggled as investors seemed to question whether its growth path was sustainable.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Apogee Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:APOG) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $53.50.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Money Morning Special Situation Strategist Tim Melvin provides his latest list of stocks that will help you get rich… and stay rich. Check them out right here.

    Stocks to Watch Today: V, MA, AAPL, GOOGL
    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) are under the microscope this morning. Both payment processing giants have signed a settlement agreement over a merchant lawsuit filed back in 2005, but originally settled in 2012 over merchant swiping fees. Visa will pay an additional $600 million to the original settlement. Mastercard will pay an additional $108 million. Although President Trump plans to hit China with new tariffs, at least one company won’t face the full cost: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). According to reports, the Apple Watch is among a list of consumer tech gadgets that will receive exemptions from the latest round of tariffs on imports. Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) announced it will install its Android operating system into automobiles manufactured by Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Renault. The operating system – set for distribution in 2021 – will include Google Maps, Google Assistant, and Google Play. The three manufacturers combined sold 10.6 million vehicles in 2017. Look for earnings reports from AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO), General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL), and Apogee Enterprises Inc. (Nasdaq: APOG).

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sina Corporation(SINA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of SINA (NASDAQ:SINA) recently stumbled after the Chinese tech company posted soft fourth-quarter numbers. Its non-GAAP revenue rose 14% annually to $570.4 million but missed expectations by $3 million. On a GAAP basis, its revenue also rose 14% to $573 million.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    SINA (NASDAQ:SINA), one of China’s oldest internet companies, generates nearly 80% of its revenues from the social network Weibo (NASDAQ:WB). It spun off Weibo in 2014, but maintained a majority voting stake in the company. The rest of its revenue come from its network of portal sites and its fledgling fintech business.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of SINA (NASDAQ:SINA) and Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) have both tumbled this year, mainly due to escalating trade tensions between the United States and China. Yet their sell-offs seem overdone, since both tech companies are well insulated from a potential trade war.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of SINA Corp. (NASDAQ:SINA) were down 10.2% as of 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday despite strong first-quarter 2018 results from the Chinese internet media company.

  • [By Leo Sun, Jamal Carnette, CFA, and Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Leo Sun (SINA): Many Chinese tech stocks were crushed over the past year by decelerating growth forecasts and escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China. However, that sell-off also reduced the valuations of some solid growth stocks to value-stock levels.

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Playags (NYSE:AGS) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

According to Zacks, “PlayAGS, Inc. is a designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines and other products and services for the gaming industry. The company’s product line-up includes Class III EGMs for commercial and Native American casinos, video bingo machines for select international markets, table game products and interactive social casino products. PlayAGS, Inc. is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. “

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Several other analysts have also weighed in on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Playags from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 17th. Bank of America raised their price objective on Playags from $24.00 to $26.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Deutsche Bank raised their price objective on Playags from $23.00 to $25.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus raised their price objective on Playags from $24.00 to $25.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $24.75.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Coherent, Inc.(COHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Benchmark restated their buy rating on shares of Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) in a research note published on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a $216.00 price objective on the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Epoch Investment Partners Inc. boosted its position in Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) by 6.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 635,597 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after purchasing an additional 41,113 shares during the quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. owned approximately 2.62% of Coherent worth $99,420,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Coherent (COHR)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Coherent (NASDAQ: COHR) and Integra Lifesciences (NASDAQ:IART) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hood River Capital Management LLC decreased its position in shares of Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) by 63.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 69,773 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 122,518 shares during the quarter. Hood River Capital Management LLC owned about 0.28% of Coherent worth $13,075,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Apogee Enterprises, Inc.(APOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Money Morning Special Situation Strategist Tim Melvin provides his latest list of stocks that will help you get rich… and stay rich. Check them out right here.

    Stocks to Watch Today: V, MA, AAPL, GOOGL
    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) are under the microscope this morning. Both payment processing giants have signed a settlement agreement over a merchant lawsuit filed back in 2005, but originally settled in 2012 over merchant swiping fees. Visa will pay an additional $600 million to the original settlement. Mastercard will pay an additional $108 million. Although President Trump plans to hit China with new tariffs, at least one company won’t face the full cost: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). According to reports, the Apple Watch is among a list of consumer tech gadgets that will receive exemptions from the latest round of tariffs on imports. Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) announced it will install its Android operating system into automobiles manufactured by Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Renault. The operating system – set for distribution in 2021 – will include Google Maps, Google Assistant, and Google Play. The three manufacturers combined sold 10.6 million vehicles in 2017. Look for earnings reports from AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO), General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL), and Apogee Enterprises Inc. (Nasdaq: APOG).

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market performed well on Tuesday, including gains of nearly 200 points for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and similarly positive moves for other major benchmarks. At first glance, decisions from the U.S. and China to impose new tariffs on each other might have seemed like bad news, but investors were pleased that the actual tariff rates on the goods covered by the measures were less severe than initially feared. Even with that as a positive backdrop, some companies weren’t able to avoid bad news that sent their shares lower. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG), and General Mills (NYSE:GIS) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
    Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BLK, FB, DAL
    Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.70. Analysts projected the firm would report EPS of $6.45 on top of $3.28 billion in revenue. The firm topped revenue expectations. The firm noted that an increase in its consulting fees and the recent tax reform bill helped bolster its profitability by 27%.
    The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported ea

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) has benefited greatly from the rebound in construction activity recently, which has helped the architectural glass and framing specialist bounce back from difficult conditions in past years. Yet despite solid business conditions throughout 2017, Apogee stock has struggled as investors seemed to question whether its growth path was sustainable.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Utah Medical Products, Inc.(UTMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Utah Medical Products (NASDAQ:UTMD) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Utah Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UTMD) CEO Kevin L. Cornwell sold 8,080 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $107.07, for a total value of $865,125.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Utah Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UTMD) Director Ernst G. Hoyer sold 1,614 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $104.41, for a total value of $168,517.74. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: ITUS Corporation(ITUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ITUS Corp (NASDAQ:ITUS) CEO Amit Kumar bought 4,480 shares of ITUS stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 12th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $3.99 per share, for a total transaction of $17,875.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 128,888 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $514,263.12. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: 8×8 Inc(EGHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of 8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) were down 16 percent to $18.52 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) was down, falling around 15 percent to $24.60 after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,367,945 shares, a drop of 36.0% from the July 13th total of 3,701,780 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,256,730 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.9 days. Approximately 2.6% of the shares of the company are sold short.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of 8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) were down 18 percent to $18.005 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

    BG Staffing, Inc. (NYSE: BGSF) was down, falling around 13 percent to $18.95 after reporting a common stock offering.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on 8X8 (EGHT)

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Chairman & CEO of Deere & Co (NYSE:DE) Samuel R Allen sold 62,704 shares of DE on 06/01/2017 at an average price of $125 a share. The total sale was $7.8 million.

Deere & Company operates in three business segments: agriculture/ turf, construction/forestry & financial services. The Company helps customers to be more productive to improve the quality of life for people around the world. Deere & Co has a market cap of $39.88 billion; its shares were traded at around $125.30 with a P/E ratio of 22.57 and P/S ratio of 1.47. The dividend yield of Deere & Co stocks is 1.91%. Deere & Co had annual average EBITDA growth of 5.70% over the past ten years.

CEO Recent Trades:

Chairman & CEO Samuel R Allen sold 62,704 shares of DE stock on 06/01/2017 at the average price of $125. The price of the stock has increased by 0.24% since.

Directors and Officers Recent Trades:

Pres., John Deere Financial Cory J Reed sold 5,601 shares of DE stock on 05/25/2017 at the average price of $123. The price of the stock has increased by 1.87% since.Sr. V.P. & Chief Admin Offcr Marc A Howze sold 6,624 shares of DE stock on 05/19/2017 at the average price of $119.59. The price of the stock has increased by 4.77% since.Pres., John Deere Financial Cory J Reed sold 5,840 shares of DE stock on 05/19/2017 at the average price of $119.59. The price of the stock has increased by 4.77% since.

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Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: Apogee Enterprises, Inc.(APOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Money Morning Special Situation Strategist Tim Melvin provides his latest list of stocks that will help you get rich… and stay rich. Check them out right here.

    Stocks to Watch Today: V, MA, AAPL, GOOGL
    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) are under the microscope this morning. Both payment processing giants have signed a settlement agreement over a merchant lawsuit filed back in 2005, but originally settled in 2012 over merchant swiping fees. Visa will pay an additional $600 million to the original settlement. Mastercard will pay an additional $108 million. Although President Trump plans to hit China with new tariffs, at least one company won’t face the full cost: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). According to reports, the Apple Watch is among a list of consumer tech gadgets that will receive exemptions from the latest round of tariffs on imports. Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) announced it will install its Android operating system into automobiles manufactured by Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Renault. The operating system – set for distribution in 2021 – will include Google Maps, Google Assistant, and Google Play. The three manufacturers combined sold 10.6 million vehicles in 2017. Look for earnings reports from AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO), General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL), and Apogee Enterprises Inc. (Nasdaq: APOG).

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
    Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BLK, FB, DAL
    Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.70. Analysts projected the firm would report EPS of $6.45 on top of $3.28 billion in revenue. The firm topped revenue expectations. The firm noted that an increase in its consulting fees and the recent tax reform bill helped bolster its profitability by 27%.
    The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported ea

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    Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallJun. 28, 2018 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) has benefited greatly from the rebound in construction activity recently, which has helped the architectural glass and framing specialist bounce back from difficult conditions in past years. Yet despite solid business conditions throughout 2017, Apogee stock has struggled as investors seemed to question whether its growth path was sustainable.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: Otonomy, Inc.(OTIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Otonomy (NASDAQ:OTIC) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.44) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.38) by ($0.06), Fidelity Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $0.12 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.30 million. Otonomy had a negative net margin of 6,316.88% and a negative return on equity of 58.60%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Otonomy (OTIC)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Alkermes (NASDAQ: ALKS) and Otonomy (NASDAQ:OTIC) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc.(CJJD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about China Jo-Jo Drugstores (NASDAQ:CJJD) has trended positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. China Jo-Jo Drugstores earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018

Currencies, commodities, different stock sectors, and bonds…   For the last few days, they've been all over the place.   Investors and traders are digesting the news. They're trying to figure out what "President Trump" means for the world. They're trying to figure out where their money is safest… and where they'll make the biggest profits.   Today, we'll look at a few areas of the market that are likely to do well under Trump…  
I'll start with infrastructure. Trump plans to spend big to improve things like roads and bridges in the U.S. He has experience with construction. And he'll likely follow through on his promises here.   That bodes well for companies that produce building materials like stone, gravel, steel, and copper. Just look at the price action of companies like Martin Marietta Materials (MLM), Vulcan Materials (VMC), U.S. Steel (X), and Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) since the election. They've all shot higher.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: PriceSmart, Inc.(PSMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on PriceSmart (PSMT)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PriceSmart (NASDAQ: PSMT) is one of 12 publicly-traded companies in the “Variety stores” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare PriceSmart to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Pacific Biosciences of California Inc.(PACB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (NASDAQ: PACB) rose 11.4 percent to $2.93 in pre-market trading.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 6.3 percent to $4.76 in pre-market trading as the company announced the publication of CE Mark multicenter clinical study results on C-Scan® in Gut.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 6 percent to $ 35.20 in pre-market trading.
    Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (NASDAQ: APOP) rose 6 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading.
    Hexindai Inc. (NASDAQ: HX) rose 5.7 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.07 in pre-market trading.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 5 percent to $58.20 in pre-market trading after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) rose 4.1 percent to $8.63 in pre-market trading.
    MorphoSys AG (NASDAQ: MOR) rose 3.5 percent to $26.99 in pre-market trading.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) shares rose 3.4 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading. after reporting Q1 results.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 3.4 percent to $28.76 in pre-market trading.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) shares rose 3.3 percent to $67.60 in the pre-market trading session after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 3.1 percent to $18.40 in pre-market trading.

     

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Pacific Biosciences of California Inc. (NASDAQ: PACB) slipped about 5.6% to post a new 52-week low of $2.52 Tuesday after closing at $2.67 on Friday. Volume of about 910,000 was about 10% above the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: DigitalGlobe, Inc(DGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with major market benchmarks finishing narrowly mixed for the session. Weekly gains were still substantial for the indexes, however, as investors grew confident that the economy is walking the fine line between avoiding a recession and growing so fast that it spurs the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy aggressively. Yet even though most stocks held up well, some individual companies had bad news that sent their shares lower. Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL), Intrexon (NYSE:XON), and News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap synthetic biology Intrexon Corp (NYSE: XON) has elevated short interest of 33.93% according to Highshortinterest.com. Intrexon Corp says itspowering the Bioindustrial Revolution with Better DNA⒙to create biologically-based products that improve the quality of life and the health of the planet. The Companysintegrated technology suite provides its partners across diverse markets with industrial-scale design and development of complex biological systems delivering unprecedented control, quality, function and performance of living cells.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After the company reported disappointing first-quarter financial results, including worse-than-expected revenue performance, shares in Intrexon Corp.(NYSE:XON) were down by 20% at 3:15 p.m. EDT Friday.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Apogee Enterprises, Inc.(APOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
    Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BLK, FB, DAL
    Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.70. Analysts projected the firm would report EPS of $6.45 on top of $3.28 billion in revenue. The firm topped revenue expectations. The firm noted that an increase in its consulting fees and the recent tax reform bill helped bolster its profitability by 27%.
    The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported ea

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) has benefited greatly from the rebound in construction activity recently, which has helped the architectural glass and framing specialist bounce back from difficult conditions in past years. Yet despite solid business conditions throughout 2017, Apogee stock has struggled as investors seemed to question whether its growth path was sustainable.

  • [By ]

    Engaged Capital’s Glenn Welling plans shortly to launch an activist campaign at Apogee Enterprises Inc. (APOG) , a maker of glass and non-residential construction products for skyscrapers, a person familiar with the situation told Orol.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Barclays PLC(BCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Some of this sentiment has been fueled by optimism that UK investment bank Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) is looking to open a cryptocurrency trading desk in the months ahead.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Investors are becoming increasingly bullish about BTC, as financial institutions like Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) become more interested in entering the cryptocurrency market.

  • [By Eric Volkman]

    The underwriting syndicate is large and star-studded. It is led by Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), JPMorgan Chase’s(NYSE:JPM)J.P. Morgan Securities, Barclays (NYSE: BCS) Capital, and Citigroup (NYSE: C) Global Markets.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc.(PLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Systemax Inc.(SYX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Tiffany & Co.(TIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Eagle Investment Management LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) by 0.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 3,798,751 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 29,056 shares during the period. First Eagle Investment Management LLC owned 3.06% of Tiffany & Co. worth $370,986,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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    HSBC’s top stocks list is mostly dominated by large-cap plays that happen to pay attractive dividend yields. More importantly, the stocks already have a decent amount of momentum behind them: the average one-month performance is +5.5%. 

    Baker Hughes (BHGE) Tiffany & Co. (TIF) The Mosaic Company (MOS) Deutsche Telekom Schneider Electric Adidas (ADDYY) Unicredit  CRH (CRH) Luftansa  GlaxosmithKline (GSK) Associated British Foods   Fresnillo China Construction Bank China Overseas Land & Inv. Geely Automobile Holdings CRCC China Resources Beer Samsung Electronic Sasol Adani Ports and SEZ

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) Q1 premarket
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) Q4 premarket
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) Q1 premarket
    Lowe’s Companies, Inc (NYSE: LOW) Q1 premarket
    L Brands, Inc (NYSE: LB) Q1 after hours
    NetApp, Inc (NASDAQ: NTAP) Q4 after hours

    IPOs

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) which traded down 5% at $97.51. The stocks 52-week range is $84.15 to $111.44. Volume was 7.8 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.3 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Look for Tiffany & Co.’s (NYSE: TIF) fiscal fourth-quarter report on Friday. The consensus forecast is $1.64 in EPS on $1.31 billion in revenue. Shares last traded at $101.76. The consensus price target is $111.88, and shares have traded between $84.15 and $111.44 in the past 52 weeks.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    It’s all retail all the time this week, with Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS), Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW), Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), and Tiffany & Co (NYSE: TIF) among the big names scheduled to report. Last week saw mixed signals from retailers, with Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) both delivering impressive results while J.C. Penney Company Inc. (NYSE: JCP) and Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) received poor reviews from the Street. TGT is arguably the biggest one to watch in the days ahead (see more detail below).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Advance Auto Parts Inc(AAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Sesen Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SESN) fell 21.7 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after dropping 23.00 percent on Monday.
    Libbey Inc. (NYSE: LBY) shares fell 18 percent to $5.61 in pre-market trading after the company announced the suspension of its quarterly dividend. The company cited the prioritization of debt reduction and strategic investments as a reason for the move.
    Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) fell 12.8 percent to $101.31 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its third quarter and lowered its FY19 outlook.
    Pure Storage, Inc. (NYSE: PSTG) fell 9.9 percent to $21.25 in pre-market trading despite reporting a first-quarter earnings and sales beat. The company issued relatively in-line second quarter sales and earnings guidance.
    Ardelyx Inc (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 8.9 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after announcing a $50 million common stock offering.
    GSV Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: GSVC) shares fell 8.8 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.09 percent on Monday.
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) fell 8.2 percent to $6.70 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a $75 million common stock offering.
    Altice USA, Inc. (NYSE: ATUS) shares fell 4.1 percent to $18.90 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.78 percent on Monday.
    Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE: CLW) shares fell 4 percent to $25.25 in pre-market trading.
    SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SAIL) fell 3.4 percent to $21.68 in pre-market trading following announcement of 15 million share follow-on offering.
    Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) shares fell 3.3 percent to $26.10 in pre-market trading.
    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) fell 2.5 percent to

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.97 per share on revenue of $2.91 billion.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $3.95 billion.
    The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $8.47 billion.
    AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $13.01 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $734.86 million.
    Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $425.42 million.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $124.17 million.
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.93 per share on revenue of $715.15 million.
    Radcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDCM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $718.59 million.
    Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $718.96 million.
    CYREN Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYRN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $7.72 million.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $559.15 million.
    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited (NYSE: RDY) is estimated to report earnings for its fourth quarter.
    BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ: BLRX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share.
    Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.58 billion.

     

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP) – Equities researchers at Wedbush issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Advance Auto Parts in a research report issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Wedbush analyst S. Basham expects that the company will post earnings per share of $2.31 for the quarter. Wedbush has a “Buy” rating and a $130.00 price objective on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Advance Auto Parts’ Q2 2019 earnings at $2.20 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $2.02 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $1.42 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) to report quarterly earnings at $1.97 per share on revenue of $2.91 billion before the opening bell. Advance Auto Parts shares gained 0.06 percent to $119.22 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE: HPE) to post quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $7.38 billion after the closing bell. Hewlett Packard Enterprise shares gained 0.46 percent to $17.59 in after-hours trading.
    Before the opening bell, TJX Companies Inc (NYSE: TJX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $8.47 billion. TJX shares rose 0.35 percent to $85.00 in after-hours trading.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) reported a $10 billion buyback plan. Micron shares gained 3.46 percent to $57.40 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) to have earned $0.5 per share on revenue of $3.95 billion in the latest quarter. Kohl's will release earnings before the markets open. Kohl's shares fell 0.60 percent to $65.08 in after-hours trading.

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