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Top China Stocks To Buy For 2019

Shares of Deutsche Bank (DB ) rose as much as 5% Friday morning after a German magazine reported that JPMorgan (JPM ) , along with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China may take a stake in the troubled bank. However, a JPM spokesperson quickly spoke out and denied the report, removing some of the gains on the stock but still leaving it green on the day.

A Turbulent Stretch

DB has been underperforming in recent years, down nearly 40% in the last twelve months alone compared to a 3.4% increase across the financial services industry, shown here:

Last week, its US subsidiary was the only major bank to fail the second part of the Federal Reserve’s annual stress tests due to “widespread and critical deficiencies” in its capital planning controls.

The bank has been hurt by the sluggish growth of the European economy and lowered (and even negative) interest rates, which have been eating into its margins. In response to difficult operating conditions, DB has begun restructuring, announcing in May that it would axe 7,000 investment banking jobs and lay off 25% its equities sales and trading workforce. Doing so will reduce its investment bank’s leverage exposure by 10% overall, or over $117 billion.

Top China Stocks To Buy For 2019: ONEOK Inc.(OKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its stake in ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) by 1.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 535,375 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,560 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in ONEOK were worth $30,474,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    To put the power of a high-yield stock into perspective, we’ll look back at the returns of pipeline giant ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) over the past decade. As the following chart shows, ONEOK’s dividend yield has been well above the average of the S&P 500 during the last 10 years.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    For an example of just how important this is, take a look at the graph below. Midstream companies ONEOK Inc. (NYSE:OKE), Magellan Midstream Partners LP(NYSE:MMP), and Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) have each increased their disbursements for more than a decade. However, there is a difference in the growth rates over time. Enterprise’s 10-year annualized distribution increase was 5.7%, Magellan’s was 10.9%, and ONEOK’s dividend rose at an annualized 16.1% clip. Just a few percentage points here makes a huge difference in the growth of the disbursement over time, as the chart below clearly shows.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) is off to a fast start in 2018. The pipeline and processing giant has benefited from the improvement in the oil market because drillers are completing more wells, which are flowing into its system. However, as good as the first quarter was, it’s only the beginning for investors, which management made clear on the accompanying conference call with the following points:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. raised its position in ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) by 185.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,300,314 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 844,920 shares during the period. ONEOK makes up about 2.6% of Reaves W H & Co. Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 11th biggest holding. Reaves W H & Co. Inc. owned approximately 0.32% of ONEOK worth $74,014,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top China Stocks To Buy For 2019: Best Buy Co., Inc.(BBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Recro Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: REPH) fell 50.3 percent to $6.17 in pre-market trading after the company received a Complete Response Letter from the FDA. The FDA declined to approve the company’s New Drug Application for IV meloxicam.
    Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL) shares fell 16.5 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company announced Q4 results.
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) fell 16.5 percent to $5.20 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP (NYSE: WMLP) fell 11 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading after surging 194.03 percent on Wednesday.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) shares fell 11 percent to $13.45 in pre-market trading. Petrobras announced plans to lower the cost of diesel by 10 percent.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) shares fell 9.4 percent to $97 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Zealand Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ZEAL) fell 6.9 percent to $15.55 in pre-market trading after rising 2.71 percent on Wednesday.
    L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) shares fell 6.7 percent to $31.76 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company issued weak second quarter and FY18 earnings guidance.
    ReTo Eco-Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RETO) shares fell 5.9 percent to $4.78 in pre-market trading.
    Qiwi plc (NASDAQ: QIWI) fell 5.9 percent to $17.52 in pre-market trading.
    Eiger Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: EIGR) fell 5 percent to $13.25 in pre-market trading after reporting a proposed offering of common stock.
    Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) shares fell 4.3 percent to $72.66 in pre-market trading. Best Buy reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) fell 4.1 percent to $64.

  • [By ]

    Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) is another left-for-dead retailer that made it onto our list. The stock has launched straight up since mid-December. Its rallied almost 15% since we jumped onboard a few weeks ago.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    He banked a 224% profit on Best Buy Co. (NYSE: BBY) after its May 2017 earnings report, 151% on Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) in May 2017, and another 100% gainer in only 18 days after Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) reported earnings in August 2017.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    One of last week’s biggest losers wasBest Buy(NYSE:BBY), shedding 12.5% of its value after posting its latest quarterly report. The consumer electronics retailer delivered what seemed to be blowout financial results at first glance, but sticking to its earlier guidance is in effect lowering its prognosis for the remaining nine months of the fiscal year.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter on Thursday.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.

Top China Stocks To Buy For 2019: New Mountain Finance Corporation(NMFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Arlington Asset Investment (NYSE: AI) and New Mountain Finance (NYSE:NMFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of New Mountain Finance (NYSE:NMFC) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of New Mountain Finance from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th. TheStreet lowered shares of New Mountain Finance from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $15.00 target price on shares of New Mountain Finance and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have issued a hold rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $15.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    New Mountain Finance (NMFC) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $50.86 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate New Mountain Finance (NMFC) Will Post Earnings of $0.34 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) New Mountain Finance (NMFC) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com) Is this stock is more Volatile? New Mountain Finance Corporation (NMFC) (stockquote.review) New Mountain Finance Corporation (NMFC): Stock Have a Latest Story: (mosttradedstocks.com)

    A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on NMFC shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of New Mountain Finance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. TheStreet downgraded shares of New Mountain Finance from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 11th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of New Mountain Finance from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $15.00 price target on shares of New Mountain Finance and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.00.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now

June 20, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.2% at 2,767.37. The DJIA closed down 0.2% at 24,658.21. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.7% at 7,781.51.

Wednesday was a mixed day for the broad U.S. markets, but ultimately ended positive. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq recovered slightly from their losses earlier this week, but not so much for the Dow. Crude oil recovered as well and is just below $66. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The most positive sectors were real estate and energy, up 1.1% and 0.6%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were financials and materials, down 0.2% and 0.3%, respectively.

Crude oil was last seen trading up 1.3% at $65.91.

Gold was last seen trading down 0.6% at $1,271.30.

The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) which fell about 9% to $52.22. The stocks 52-week range is $51.58 to $61.94. Volume was 60 million compared to the daily average volume of 8.1 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Diebold, Incorporated(DBD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Diebold Nixdorf Inc. (NYSE: DBD) fell by about 5.1% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $11.43 after closing at $12.05 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $28.80. Volume of about 4.4 million was about three times the daily average of about 1.4 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Diebold Nixdorf (DBD)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    10 15 Associates Inc. boosted its stake in Diebold Nixdorf Inc (NYSE:DBD) by 9.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 107,563 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 9,425 shares during the period. 10 15 Associates Inc. owned 0.14% of Diebold Nixdorf worth $1,656,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    DIEBOLD NIXDORF INTRODUCES INTEGRATED DIGITAL ONBOARDING SERVICE FOR LEADING BANK IN MIDDLE EAST (cmo.com.au) Global Interactive Kiosk Market Share and Outlook by 2023: Source Technologies, KIOSK Information Systems … (chemicalreport24.com) Diebold Nixdorf Shares Down 23.1% Since SmarTrend’s Sell Call (DBD) (mysmartrend.com) Diebold Nixdorf Inc (DBD) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.10 Billion (americanbankingnews.com) Brokerages Expect Diebold Nixdorf Inc (DBD) to Announce $0.01 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Diebold Nixdorf stock remained flat at $$12.10 during trading hours on Wednesday. The stock had a trading volume of 402,311 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,270,288. Diebold Nixdorf has a twelve month low of $11.43 and a twelve month high of $25.00. The firm has a market cap of $919.09 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.71, a PEG ratio of 3.95 and a beta of 2.01. The company has a current ratio of 1.31, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.70.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

    VeriFone (PAY) and Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Financial Survey (americanbankingnews.com) NCR (NCR) versus Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Critical Survey (americanbankingnews.com) Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (DBD) stock represents -49.50% move from 52-week high (analystrecommendation.com) Self-checkout System Market 2018 Key Players Diebold Nixdorf, ECR Software (ECRS) Corp., Pan-Oston Co, NCR … (theanalystfinancial.com) Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Downgraded to “Neutral” at JPMorgan Chase (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Diebold Nixdorf stock opened at $14.80 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.53. Diebold Nixdorf has a 52 week low of $12.90 and a 52 week high of $29.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,123.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.24 and a beta of 2.05.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Best Buy Co., Inc.(BBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Best Buy Co., Inc (NYSE: BBY) Q1 premarket
    Splunk Inc (NASDAQ: SPLK) Q1 after hours
    Ross Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: ROST) Q1 after hours
    The Gap, Inc (NYSE: GPS) Q1 after hours
    Nutanix, Inc (NASDAQ: NTNX) Q3 after hours

    IPOs

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Retail companies are making news with earnings reports this week. Today, Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) and Williams-Sonoma(NYSE:WSM) both announced strong sales gains.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.73 billion before the opening bell. Best Buy shares rose 0.07 percent to $76.00 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $3.54 billion. Ross Stores shares gained 0.12 percent to $82.71 in after-hours trading.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance. Williams-Sonoma shares climbed 14.88 percent to $56.50 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.39 per share on revenue of $8.00 billion. Medtronic shares rose 1.08 percent to $86.18 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) to have earned $3.56 per share on revenue of $51.25 billion in the latest quarter. McKesson will release earnings before the markets open. McKesson shares gained 0.27 percent to close at $146.83 on Wednesday.
    L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company issued weak second quarter and FY18 earnings guidance. L Brands shares dropped 4.85 percent to $32.40 in the after-hours trading session.

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    China’s largest brand e-commerce partner often draws comparisons to Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), which has also surged in recent years, but there are important differences between the two. While Shopify focuses mostly on software, Baozun offers a suite of services beyond IT, including warehousing, distribution, and customer service. Shopify tends to attract mostly small and medium-sized businesses as customers. Baozun, on the other hand, focuses on multinational companies — like Philips, Nike, and Microsoft — that need help operating their e-commerce businesses in China and navigating labyrinthine Chinese regulations.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday continued the stock market’s upward momentum, with major benchmarks all posting solid gains and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite seeing an especially substantial advance. Earnings helped to lead the indexes higher, with good reports from several sectors of the market helping to build enthusiasm among investors that 2018 could extend the current bull run to a full decade even with the recent correction. Story stocks did particularly well, and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), and Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) fell on a top-line miss and shares of Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) dropped despite the company reporting a strong quarter.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    There was a lot to like in the financial results that Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) recently reported for the first quarter– the e-commerce facilitator produced numbers that many other companies would envy. Revenue grew 68% year over year to $214 million, while its adjusted operating loss of $200,000 was a major improvement from the $4.3 million it lost in the prior-year quarter.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) had a lot to prove going into its most recent earnings release. While the company continued to increase revenue and add merchants at a torrid pace, a noted short-seller had the company back in its crosshairs, claiming that the recent data scandal at Facebookwould make it harder to recruit new merchants. Investors were also questioning whether the company could continue at the breakneck speed it had established over the last several years.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Wayfair Inc.(W)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Competitors stepped up their game in recent months, but so did e-commerce specialist Wayfair(NYSE:W). The home furnishings seller recently announced first-quarter results that beat its own sales forecast and maintained the impressive growth momentum it posted over the holiday season.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing states to collect billions in revenue from online companies — which probably won’t be as bad for Amazon(NASDAQ:AMZN)and Wayfair(NYSE:W)as it sounds. In this episode of MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and analyst Jason Moser explain what this means for e-commerce.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, Jeremy Bowman, and Steve Symington]

    If you’re attracted to the growth potential that these cryptocurrencies promise, but would prefer a more stable long-term investment, then it’s time to take a closer look atIqiyi (NASDAQ:IQ), Wayfair (NYSE:W), and Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW).

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    One of last week’s biggest winners wasWayfair (NYSE:W), moving 20.3% higher after posting better-than-expected financial results. Profitability remains elusive for the online furniture retailer, but it’s hard to argue with its heady growth at a time when grabbing market share is the name of the game.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Thus far, he has had a remarkable streak: Every one of his 14 sets of stocks has beaten the market at every annual review. But no more. The group he picked last year at this time under the theme of “stocks riding the bull market” has stuck a fork in #RBIStreak. But painful though it may be, he reviews howiRobot(NASDAQ:IRBT), Pegasystems(NASDAQ:PEGA), Impinj(NASDAQ:PI), Wayfair(NYSE:W), and Zillow(NASDAQ:ZG) (NASDAQ:Z) performed over the past year.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc.(EVHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Teladoc (NYSE: TDOC) and Envision Healthcare (NYSE:EVHC) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Envision Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: EVHC) saw its shares make a slight bump early on Monday morning after it was announced that the firm would be acquired by KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR). This deal was unanimously approved by Envisions Board of Directors.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: New Century Bancorp Inc.(NC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) and NACCO Industries (NYSE:NC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Washington Federal, Inc.(WAFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) by 12.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,301,596 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 142,766 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned approximately 1.54% of Washington Federal worth $45,035,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Washington Federal (WAFD)

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology(BIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bismuth (CURRENCY:BIS) traded 8.1% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM ET on June 17th. Bismuth has a total market cap of $14.34 million and $48,199.00 worth of Bismuth was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Bismuth coin can now be purchased for $1.35 or 0.00020851 BTC on major exchanges including Cryptopia and Octaex. During the last week, Bismuth has traded down 8.5% against the US dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bismuth (BIS) uses the hashing algorithm. Its launch date was May 1st, 2017. Bismuth’s total supply is 10,193,595 coins and its circulating supply is 9,644,979 coins. The Reddit community for Bismuth is /r/cryptobismuth and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official website for Bismuth is bismuth.cz. Bismuth’s official Twitter account is @cryptobismuth and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official message board for Bismuth is bismuth.cz/forum.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) posted better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE: HOG) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and raised FY18 guidance.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HL Financial Services LLC decreased its position in shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 9.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 29,888 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 3,037 shares during the quarter. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $3,760,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By ]

    (2) Wondering why United Technologies (UTX) shares aren’t exploding higher off a 26-cent earnings beat? It’s simple: The profit margin expansion by segment was virtually non-existent. On the big picture it’s great to see United Technologies notch strong sales across most of its businesses. Again, no recession coming for right now. But from a pure company standpoint, UTX has to step up its game as TheStreet’s senior editor John Pickering has written.  

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 19.7 percent to $35 in pre-market trading. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 13.5 percent to $16.88 in pre-market trading after climbing 104.82 percent on Tuesday.
    Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) shares rose 11.3 percent to $43.81 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its third quarter on Tuesday.
    The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) rose 9.6 percent to $125.98 in pre-market trading.
    Aduro BioTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADRO) rose 5.8 percent to $7.25 in pre-market trading after falling 1.44 percent on Tuesday.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 5.2 percent to $22.42 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) rose 5.2 percent to $32.05 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 5 percent to $17.11 in pre-market trading following strong Q1 results.
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) shares rose 4.4 percent to $2.02 in pre-market trading.
    22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE: XXII) rose 4.9 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after dropping 8.07 percent on Tuesday.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.1 percent to $102.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) rose 3.3 percent to $61 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

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    Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) and Teradyne Inc. (TER) are the next major semiconductor stocks to report, with financials expected after the closing bell on Tuesday, April 24.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: TXN) is set to report its fourth-quarter results on Tuesday. The analysts consensus estimates are EPS of $1.09 and $3.74 billion in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $116.83 as last week came to a close. The consensus price target is $105.41, and the stock has a 52-week range of $74.16 to $119.98.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million before the opening bell. Twitter shares rose 0.16 percent to $30.52 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) to post quarterly earnings at $1.35 per share on revenue of $11.41 billion after the closing bell. Facebook shares gained 0.36 percent to $160.27 in after-hours trading.
    Before the markets open, Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion. Boeing shares rose 0.18 percent to $329.65 in after-hours trading.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday. Texas Instruments shares climbed 5.62 percent to $103.95 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) to have earned $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion in the latest quarter. Ford will release earnings before the markets open. Ford shares gained 0.46 percent to $11.01 in after-hours trading.
    After the closing bell, PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $3.59 billion. PayPal shares gained 0.16 percent to $75.40 in after-hours trading.
    Wall Street expects AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) to post quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $39.29 billion after the closing bell. AT&T shares rose 0.20 percent to $35.07 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion before the opening bell. Caterpillar shares gained 0.27 percent to $154.40 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) to post quarterly earnings at $2.31 per share on revenue of $6.94 billion after the closing bell. Capital One shares fell 0.49 percent to close at $97.50 on Monday.
    Before the opening bell, The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion. Coca-Cola shares declined 0.68 percent to $43.68 in after-hours trading.
    Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) posted better-than-expected results for its first quarter. Alphabet shares fell 0.40 percent to $1,069.47 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) to have earned $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion in the latest quarter. United Technologies will release earnings before the markets open. United Technologies shares fell 0.29 percent to $123.10 in after-hours trading.
    After the markets close, Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $3.65 billion. Texas Instruments shares rose 0.42 percent to $98.50 in after-hours trading.

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Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019

Gold doesn't trade in a vacuum.   Markets are connected. What happens in one often affects others.   So if you want to understand what's happening with gold, you need to know what's going on in the markets that affect gold.   And while lots of traders focus only on the short term, it's important to have a big-picture view, too. The big picture shows you the long-term trends at work… and when they change. It can help you find low-risk opportunities to open new positions. And it can help you determine where to set your stops.   Today, we'll look at the big picture for two markets that affect gold… along with gold itself.   Let's get started…   The first market we'll look at is U.S. government bonds… specifically, the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys. The U.S. government is considered the world's safest borrower. (It can print money to pay lenders back, after all.) The rate it pays to borrow money for 10 years serves as the world's benchmark interest rate.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: SORL Auto Parts Inc.(SORL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $86.96 million.

    Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALDX) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.39 per share.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) got a boost, shooting up 13 percent to $5.90 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.

    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares were also up, gaining 24 percent to $27.3947 following Q3 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 75.31 percent to close at $9.94 after reporting Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 40.62 percent to close at $4.50 on Tuesday after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) gained 34.39 percent to close at $3.40.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) gained 32.74 percent to close at $1.50 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) surged 31.15 percent to close at $8.00 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) rose 21.07 percent to close at $11.09. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 20.23 percent to close at $10.58.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) shares gained 17.62 percent to close at $17.82.
    Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: APVO) rose 17.1 percent to close at $5.82.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) shares jumped 16.23 percent to close at $4.87 following Q1 earnings.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 16.04 percent to close at $3.69.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) climbed 15.99 percent to close at $7.98 following Q1 results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.93 percent to close at $3.42.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) gained 15.59 percent to close at $0.5532 following Q1 results.
    Sophiris Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) gained 13.92 percent to close at $3.52 on Tuesday following Q1 results.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) jumped 13.4 percent to close at $2.37.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) shares surged 13.05 percent to close
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares rose 14.1 percent to $3.65 in the pre-market trading session after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) rose 13.3 percent to $2.43 in pre-market trading after reporting a third-quarter earnings beat.
    MYnd Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYND) rose 10.5 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading. MYnd Analytics reported a Q2 net loss of $2.7 million on revenue of $459,900.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares rose 8.4 percent to $5.68 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) shares rose 7.7 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 7.5 percent to $6.45 in pre-market trading after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
    Mimecast Ltd (NASDAQ: MIME) rose 6.5 percent to $43.50 in pre-market trading following a first-quarter sales beat.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 6 percent to $12.50 in pre-market trading after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTLA) shares rose 6 percent to $26.05 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.58 percent on Monday.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) rose 4.7 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 4.1 percent to $13.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.54 percent on Monday.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 4.5 percent to $21.73 in pre-market trading. Mizuho upgraded Valeant from Neutral to Buy.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) rose 4.1 percent to $3.80 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) rose 3.4 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after jumping 23.25 percent o

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Invesco Advantage Municipal Income Trust II(VKI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wedbush Securities Inc. bought a new stake in Invesco Advantage Municipal Income Trust II (NYSEAMERICAN:VKI) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 35,963 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $382,000. Wedbush Securities Inc. owned 0.08% of Invesco Advantage Municipal Income Trust II as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 15.3 percent to $2.41 in pre-market trading after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 10.7 percent to $117.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) rose 10.6 percent to $35.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 10.2 percent to $12.12 in pre-market trading after climbing 86.76 percent on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 7 percent to $6.42 in pre-market trading on reports that the company has made progress on merger talks with T-Mobile.
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) rose 6.9 percent to $1,621.95 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter. The company sees second quarter operating income of $1.1 billion – $1.9 billion and sales of $51 billion – $54 billion.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 5.5 percent to $7.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.49 percent on Thursday.
    Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) rose 5.3 percent to $55.86 in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and also raised its FY18 sales outlook.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) rose 5.3 percent to $21.00 in pre-market trading.
    Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) shares rose 5.1 percent to $4.75 in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: DO) rose 5 percent to $20.24 in pre-market trading.
    Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) rose 4.5 percent to $249.50 in pre-market trading following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) rose 4.3 percent to $311 in pre-market trading. Charter is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) shares rose 3.9 pe
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    Chris Hill: Now that iQiyi is public — you’ve talked about this before, is this of interest to you? Is this a stock you’ve already bought, or it’s on the watch list? And for those who don’t know, iQiyi was essentially spun out of Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU). So, the Google of China spins out the Netflix of China. And as you said before, it seems like, if nothing else, it’s a win for Baidu shareholders, because Baidu still has the ownership stake.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The company is controlled by China’s largest internet search firm, Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), which holds about 93% of the company’s voting power. Based on the IPO price, iQIYI has a market cap of around $13.67 billion, and Baidu will retain ownership of more than 80% of the class A common stock.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: CubeSmart(CUBE)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DigiCube (CUBE) uses the hashing algorithm. It launched on March 12th, 2016. DigiCube’s total supply is 2,429,126,009 coins. DigiCube’s official Twitter account is @PurePoS. DigiCube’s official website is www.freestaking.com.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Best Buy Co., Inc.(BBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Below, we’ll look at three of these standout performers –Vail Resorts(NYSE:MTN), Domino’s Pizza(NYSE:DPZ), and Best Buy(NYSE:BBY)– with an eye toward whether any of them represent solid buys today.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI lowered its stake in Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) by 45.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 72,369 shares of the technology retailer’s stock after selling 60,104 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in Best Buy were worth $5,065,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    He banked a 224% profit on Best Buy Co. (NYSE: BBY) after its May 2017 earnings report, 151% on Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) in May 2017, and another 100% gainer in only 18 days after Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) reported earnings in August 2017.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    After Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) nearly drove Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) to the brink of bankruptcy, the electronics superstore has battled back to the point where the two are not only able to coexist, but often even partner with one another.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff and Chris Hill]

    In this segment fromMarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker weigh in on the news that Amazon(NASDAQ:AMZN)andBest Buy(NYSE:BBY)will join forces in an attempt to sell more smart TVs. If you’re wondering why the brick-and-mortar chain would want to get into bed with the company most responsible for the retail apocalypse, or what the online titan needs from an old-school partner, well, the guys are happy to explain how both sides will benefit — and which companies will lose.

3 Stocks That Could Have Doubled Your Money

The stock market is up about 30% over the last three years, which has fueled solid financial returns for most investors. A few investments have done far better than that, though, thanks to sharply improving operating results that consistently trounced expectations.

Below, we’ll look at three of these standout performers –Vail Resorts(NYSE:MTN), Domino’s Pizza(NYSE:DPZ), and Best Buy(NYSE:BBY)– with an eye toward whether any of them represent solid buys today.

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Vail Resorts’ stable business

An unusually weak ski season (snowfall set a 30-year low at several of its resorts) has kept a lid on Vail Resorts’ growth this year. In fact, skier visits declined this past winter compared to the prior year.

Yet the company still managed to increase revenue in its peak season thanks to higher ticket prices and its booming season pass sales. Meanwhile, Vail’s operations continue to benefit from its large resort footprint, which — thanks to recent acquisitions like Whistler Blackcomb — now includes Canada and Australia in addition to its core Colorado properties. These new resorts have helped lift annual ski visits to 12 million, up from 7 million back in 2012.

Vail’s focus today is on raising the value of its current properties. That’s why management is pouring resources into capital improvements including new lifts. Yet a steady flow of season pass sales, plus increased visitation during the warmer months, means financial returns won’t take a back seat during this period of ramped-up investment. On the contrary, even after funding its biggest capital spending program yet, Vail Resorts’ dividend was recently raised by 40%, as management said they were “increasingly confident in the strong cash flow generation and stability of our business model.”

Domino’s market-beating growth

Domino’s Pizza investors were nervous, as sales growth slowed at the end of 2017. Sure, the delivery giant beat rivals like Pizza Hut andPapa John’s, but gains weren’t nearly as strong as they had been. Comparable-store sales, or sales at existing locations, increased 8% in 2017 to mark the first time comps hadn’t expanded at a double-digit rate in three years.

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That appeared to be just a temporary speed bump, though. The chain recently announced that comps sped up to an 8% rate in the first quarter from 4% in the prior quarter, thanks to a solid mix of growth in both its domestic and international segments.

The healthy sales gains mean Domino’s aggressive expansion strategy can continue as management looks to operate as many as 8,000 locations in the U.S., up from 5,000 today. And with most of its orders coming from digital sales channels, it’s clear that e-commerce innovations will play a key role in Domino’s ability to protect its dominant market share position from here.

Best Buy’s turnaround

Things have gone remarkably well for Best Buy lately, especially considering how vulnerable investors thought the retailer was to “showrooming,” or the shopper habit of examining products at brick-and-mortar stores before ordering them at lower prices from online rivals.

A couple looking at TVs in an electronic store

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Best Buy made the appropriate changes to adjust to that trend, and its strategic initiatives are clearly working. Comps gains sped up to a 6% pace in fiscal 2018 from a flat result in the prior year even as profitability held steady. CEO Hubert Joly and his team are expecting comps gains to slow back down to about 2% in fiscal 2019, and earnings will also be hurt by more investments in its growth initiatives. However, Best Buy’s strong financial position should allow it to navigate this tricky retail environment better than most of its rivals, and that’s great news for its shareholders.

The best pick for you

Each of these companies is benefiting from long-term, fundamental improvements to its business, and so investors shouldn’t be surprised to see market-beating gains ahead for all three of them. Domino’s seems like the most attractive choice out of the bunch, in my view. Its small, efficient store footprint makes the restaurant chain ideally suited for the consumer shift toward home food delivery. Yes, Domino’s leans heavily on debt, but that risk appears reasonable given the large global market potential at stake.

5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been one of the more impressive stocks of the past 25 years. In fact, AMZN now has returned nearly 100,000% from its IPO price of $18 ($1.50 adjusted for the company’s subsequent stock splits).

A large part of the returns have come from two factors. First, Amazon has vastly expanded its reach. What originally was just an online bookseller now has its hands in everything from cloud computing to online media to groceries. And its shadow is even larger. A potential entry by Amazon has rattled pharmacy stocks and medical distributors, among others.

Secondly, as a stock, AMZN has managed the feat of keeping a growth stock valuation for over two decades. I’ve long argued that investors can’t focus solely on the company’s high P/E ratio to value Amazon stock. But however wise an investor might the current multiple is, the market has assigned a substantial premium to AMZN stock for over 20 years now.

It’s an impressive combination — and one that’s likely impossible, or close, to duplicate. But these five stocks have the potential to at least replicate parts of the Amazon formula. All five have years, if not decades, of growth ahead. New market opportunities abound. And while I’m not predicting that any will rise 100,000% — or 1,000% — these five stocks do have the potential for impressive long-term gains.

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5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: JD.com (JD) 5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: JD.com (JD)Source: Daniel Cukier via Flickr

JD.com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ:JD) is the company closest to following Amazon’s model. While rival Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd (NYSE:BABA) gets most of the attention, it’s JD.com that truly should be called the “Amazon of China,” as Will Healy pointed out in December.

Like Amazon (and unlike Alibaba), JD.com holds inventory and is investing in a cutting-edge supply chain. It, too, is expanding into grocery, like Amazon did with its acquisition of Whole Foods Market. A partnership with Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) should further help its off-line ambitions. JD.com even is cautiously entering the finance industry.

That ability to both provide best-in-class logistics and satisfy a wide range of customer needs is what has made Amazon a success. And while JD may not rise to the scale of Amazon, at its current valuation it doesn’t have to. After a recent pullback, JD trades at less than 26x forward EPS. That’s despite 40% revenue growth in 2017, and expectations for a 30% increase in 2018.

And it sets up a scenario where JD stock could — if sentiment finally turns in its favor for good — appreciate for years, thanks to both strong bottom-line growth and an expanding multiple from optimistic investors.

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5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: Square (SQ) 5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: Square (SQ)Source: Chris Harrison via Flickr (Modified)

Admittedly, I personally am not the biggest fan of Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) stock. I like Square as a company, but I’ve questioned just how much growth is priced into SQ already.

Of course, skeptics have done little to dent the steady rise in AMZN stock. And valuation aside, there’s a clear case for Square to follow an Amazon-like expansion of its business. Back in January, Instinet analyst Dan Dolev compared SQ to AMZN and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG), citing its ability to expand from its current payment-processing base:

In 10 years, Square is likely to be a very different company helped by accelerating share gains from payment peers and relentless disruption of services like payroll and human resources.

Just as Amazon used books to expand into e-commerce, and then e-commerce to expand into other areas, Square can do the same with its payment business. The small business space is ripe for disruption, as Dolev points out. Integrating payments into payroll, HR, and other offerings would dramatically expand Square’s addressable market – and lead to a potential decade or more of exceptional growth.

Again, I do question whether that growth is priced in, with SQ trading at ~about 12x the company’s 2018 guidance for “adjusted” revenue. But if — again, like AMZN — Square stock can combine a high multiple with consistent, impressive, expansion, it has the path to create substantial value for shareholders over the next five to 10 years.

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5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: Shopify (SHOP) 5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: Shopify (SHOP)Source: Shopify via Flickr

E-commerce provider Shopify Inc (NYSE:SHOP) probably doesn’t have quite the same opportunity for expansion as Square. And it too has a hefty valuation, along with a continuing bear raid from short seller Citron Research.

But I’ve remained bullish on SHOP stock — and here, too, a recent pullback presents a buying opportunity. Shopify is dominant in its market of offering turnkey e-commerce services to small businesses. That’s exactly where consumer preferences are headed: small and unique over large and bland. And because of offerings like Shopify (and Amazon Web Services), those small to mid-sized businesses can compete with the giants.

Meanwhile, Shopify does have the potential to expand its reach. Just 29% of revenue comes from overseas, a proportion that should grow over time. It’s moving toward capturing larger customers as well through its “Plus” program, picking up Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) as one key client. The development of an ecosystem for suppliers and the addition of new technologies (like virtual reality) give Shopify the ability to offer more value to customers — and to take more revenue for itself.

Like SQ, SHOP is dearly priced. But both companies have an opportunity to grow into their valuations. And given long runways for Shopify’s adjacent markets, it should keep a high multiple for some to come. As a stock, if not quite as a company, SHOP has a real chance to follow the AMZN formula for long-term upside.

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5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: Roku (ROKU) 5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: Roku (ROKU)Source: Shutterstock

Roku Inc (NASDAQ:ROKU) might have the best chance of any company in the U.S. market to follow Amazon’s strategic playbook. The ROKU stock price is a concern: I wasn’t thrilled about the price after a huge post-earnings gain back in November, and even near a five-month low ROKU isn’t close to cheap.

But — perhaps even moreso than Square — Roku now isn’t what Roku is going to be in ten years. The hardware business is a loss leader, but one that allows Roku to serve as the gateway to content for millions of customers. As the company pointed out after Q4 earnings, it’s already the third-largest distributor of content in the U.S. The Roku Channel is seeing increasing viewership. The company offers pinpoint targeting of advertisements — without the messy data problems afflicting Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB).

Roku is becoming increasingly embedded in TVs, though a deal between Amazon and Best Buy Co (NYSE:BBY) raised some fears about those software efforts going forward. It has a plan to roll out home entertainment offerings like speakers and soundbars, creating a long-sought integrated experience. It could even, as it grows, look to develop or acquire content itself, positioning Roku not as just a conduit to Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) but a rival.

The bull case for Roku stock is that its players are like Amazon’s books — a way to garner customers and get a foot in the door of the exceedingly valuable media business. What Roku does now that it has entered will determine the fact of ROKU stock. But the amount of options and a reasonable valuation (Roku’s market cap is barely $3 billion) mean that betting on its strategy could be a lucrative play.

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5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: Nvidia NVIDIA Corporation Stock (NVDA) Won't Stay Down Long After Shocking Analysts Source: Shutterstock

In the context of the stocks chosen here, Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) doesn’t seem particularly expensive. But in the context of the traditionally cyclical — and low-multiple — semiconductor space, a ~34x multiple to 2018 consensus EPS estimates, even backing out net cash, is awfully pricy.

And with NVDA up a whopping 1,550% in just the past five years, investors would be forgiven for thinking the run might come to an end. Indeed, NVDA stock hasn’t really moved over the past four-plus months.

But the huge amount of secular tailwinds behind Nvidia suggest that the company should be able to drive torrid growth for years to come – and to maintain a multiple that looks rather high on a historical basis. The company’s automotive business gets a fair amount of press, given its potential applications to autonomous driving. But that growth likely won’t come in earnest until the next decade.

It’s the datacenter business that looks most appealing in the near term. Revenue in that category more than doubled in 2017. Thanks to cloud providers like AWS, demand should continue for years to come. And with Nvidia taking share from Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), its growth should be even better than that of the market. High-end gaming demand should rise, and virtual reality will add another tailwind there.

Unlike, say, Roku (or early-days Amazon), Nvidia’s growth opportunities are mostly known. But at $223, even with a high multiple, they’re not fully priced in. I still see an easy path to $250 for NVDA in the near term. Longer-term, its presence (if not outright dominance) of key markets should lead Nvidia stock to double, at least.

As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any sec