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What could be more complicated than love? Money, hands down.

The strange, beautiful chemistry that binds two people together can make us blind to many faults. Thats good, because we certainly have faults of our own.

Where things can turn sour, of course, is when we have to talk to our partners about spending, saving and investing.

I find with my clients that one half of a couple usually takes the lead. The other person takes the back seat, content not to think about money at all.

best shares to invest in today: Visa Inc.(V)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) reported first-quarter fiscal 2018 results after markets closed Thursday. The credit card issuer posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.08 and revenues of $4.86 billion. In the first quarter of 2017, Visa reported adjusted EPS of $0.86 on revenues of $4.46 billion. Consensus estimates had called for EPS of $0.99 and $4.85 billion in revenue.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Shares of Visa (NYSE:V) are trading higher by about 5% as of 3:50 p.m. EDT Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected earnings in the second quarter. Visa’s net operating revenue grew to $5.1 billion, up 13% year over year, driven by increased payments volume across its business.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) stock has gained 2.61% so far in 2018, even after dropping slightly more than six points last week. Rising interest rates have provided a boost for most financial sector stocks, especially combined with low unemployment rates. Credit card debt topped $1 trillion for the first time ever last year. For the past 12 months, Visa shares have risen by nearly 32%.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    After reading through the company’s conference call, the one thing that stood out the most is how many doors the acquisition of Vocalink seems to be opening for the company. While Mastercard has long used bolt-on acquisitions to opportunistically improve its offerings, Vocalink seems to be different. Not only is it immediately accretive to Mastercard’s revenue growth, but it’s also giving the company several longer-term growth opportunities. Let’s take a closer look at what Vocalink gives Mastercard today and how it could give its parent company the upper hand over arch-rival Visa Inc (NYSE:V) in the years ahead.

best shares to invest in today: Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V.(VLRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) shares dipped 69 percent to $11.48 after a disappointing update relating to the company's treatment for AL amyloidosis. Prothena, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on therapies in the neuroscience and orphan categories, said a Phase 2b study of its therapy called NEOD001 failed to achieve its primary or secondary endpoints. Prothena's Phase 2b study explored its NEOD001 therapy versus a placebo in previously-treated patients with AL amyloidosis and persistent cardiac dysfunction.
    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) fell 44.3 percent to $4.06. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares declined 34.1 percent to $4.16 as the company issued weak revenue forecast for the first quarter.
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) dropped 32.3 percent to $13.35 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 31.2 percent to $13.44. Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron.
    Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VLRS) dropped 18 percent to $5.76. Controladora Vuela recently reported first-quarter results that showed a loss for the quarter. Imperial Capital downgraded Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion from Outperform to In-Line.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) fell 18.2 percent to $2.8797 after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) fell 12.3 percent to $52.63.
    Luby's, Inc. (NYSE: LUB) shares declined 10.3 percent to $2.448 following Q2 results.
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) shares tumbled 10 percent to $2.26.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) dipped 9.7 percent

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of Mexican airline Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV (NYSE:VLRS) plunged as much as 20.3% in trading Monday after announcing earnings that led to fears of growing competition. At 12:25 p.m. EDT shares were still down 16.6% on the day.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    In late 2016 and early 2017, profitability deteriorated rapidly at Mexican budget airline Volaris (NYSE:VLRS)due to market disruptions caused by the U.S. presidential election. Fears about a crackdown on trade or immigration under President Trump led to a sharp drop in the Mexican peso and a downturn in travel demand. However, Volaris seemed to be on the mend by this time last year, and its stock price rebounded to more than $15 last July.

best shares to invest in today: VIVUS, Inc.(VVUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    However, VivoPower and our other penny stocks to watch this week already saw big gains. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    VivoPower International Plc. (Nasdaq: VVPR) $3.05 88.57%
    Euro Tech Holdings Co. (Nasdaq: CLWT) $3.77 75.11%
    Boxlight Corp. (Nasdaq: BOXL) $6.36 65.38%
    Chine Recycling Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: CREG) $2.01 45.92%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.52 38.82%
    HC2 Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HCHC) $6.79 33.49%
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BSPM) $2.67 32.23%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $6.99 30.19%
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) $3.30 29.24%
    Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: RNN) $2.11 29.19%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also incredibly risky.

best shares to invest in today: Ascendis Pharma A/S(ASND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    There was also a mixed bag of other suggestions — Rashmi Kwatra, the founder of Sixteenth Street Capital, liked Brac Bank, which is listed on the Dhaka stock market in Bangladesh. It is the 12th largest bank in Bangladesh, but the most profitable with the highest credit rating. John Khoury of Long Point Capital LP sees a 50% upside at homebuilder D.R. Horton (DHI)  and Oleg Nodelman likes U.S. biotech firm Ascendis Pharma. (ASND)

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ascendis Pharma (NASDAQ:ASND) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors purchased 1,979 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,377% compared to the typical volume of 134 call options.

best shares to invest in today: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Through Tom’s various strategies, followers had the chance to pocket gains of 195.36% in 16 days on Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), 193.39% in 16 days on SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE Arca: GLD), 100% in eight days on International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and even 248.42% in 17 days on SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA).

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    As would be expected, the stock market tanked Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) down 2.2 percent and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) down 1.7 percent in mid-day trading. The market leaders and laggards have been somewhat unexpected.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC lessened its position in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) by 90.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 1,526 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 14,566 shares during the period. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC’s holdings in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust were worth $368,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

best shares to invest in today: Atmos Energy Corporation(ATO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA grew its position in Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) by 11.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 276,864 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 27,763 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned approximately 0.25% of Atmos Energy worth $23,323,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Atmos Energy (ATO) Holdings Lifted by Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA

Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA grew its position in Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) by 11.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 276,864 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 27,763 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned approximately 0.25% of Atmos Energy worth $23,323,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of ATO. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in Atmos Energy by 6.3% in the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 371,778 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $31,933,000 after buying an additional 22,016 shares during the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue purchased a new position in Atmos Energy in the fourth quarter worth about $532,000. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC purchased a new position in Atmos Energy in the fourth quarter worth about $820,000. Cerebellum GP LLC purchased a new position in Atmos Energy in the fourth quarter worth about $119,000. Finally, Maple Brown Abbott Ltd raised its holdings in Atmos Energy by 35.3% in the fourth quarter. Maple Brown Abbott Ltd now owns 360,694 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $30,980,000 after buying an additional 94,067 shares during the last quarter. 72.90% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Several research analysts have issued reports on ATO shares. Bank of America reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Atmos Energy in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Atmos Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. JPMorgan Chase boosted their price objective on shares of Atmos Energy from $87.00 to $90.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Barclays set a $80.00 price objective on shares of Atmos Energy and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Argus decreased their price objective on shares of Atmos Energy from $97.00 to $89.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, January 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Atmos Energy currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $85.20.

Shares of ATO stock opened at $85.39 on Friday. Atmos Energy has a 12 month low of $86.03 and a 12 month high of $86.95. The company has a market cap of $9.54 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.08 and a beta of 0.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 0.46 and a quick ratio of 0.40.

Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd. The utilities provider reported $1.57 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.54 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $1.22 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.11 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.52 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 23.4% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Atmos Energy will post 3.99 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 4th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 21st will be issued a dividend of $0.485 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 18th. This represents a $1.94 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.27%. Atmos Energy’s dividend payout ratio is currently 53.89%.

Atmos Energy Company Profile

Atmos Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the regulated natural gas distribution, and pipeline and storage businesses in the United States. It operates through Distribution, and Pipeline and Storage segments. The Distribution segment is involved in regulated natural gas distribution, and related sales and storage operations.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)