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The cryptocurrency market sell-off picked up steam on Wednesday, with most major currencies trading down more than 9 percent on the day. Here’s a look at some of the headlines that were moving the cryptocurrency market today — and which currencies were on the move.

Headlines

Bitcoin prices dropped below $8,000 late Tuesday, and the total market cap of the cryptocurrency market dipped below $350 billion for the first time since April 19. Think Markets analyst Naeem Aslam said that reports from China that the ICO market is still very active in China are fueling speculation that a more strict regulatory crypto crackdown could be coming soon.

SoFi CEO Anthony Noto has told CNBC that cryptocurrency investing will be available to SoFi customers as soon as 2019. Sofi has branded itself as a “modern finance” company aimed at appealing to millennial users, and Noto said the new crypto investing features will help accomplish the goal of helping younger customers achieve financial independence.

India is reportedly considering implementing a new goods and services tax on cryptocurrency trading. People close to the matter say the Indian government, which recently banned banks from dealing with cryptocurrency exchanges, may soon implement an 18-percent tax on digital currency trades by classifying cryptocurrencies as goods.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Porter Bancorp Inc.(PBIB)

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    These are the top 5 holdings of PATRIOT FINANCIAL PARTNERS GP, LPBanc of California Inc (BANC) – 2,850,564 shares, 32.49% of the total portfolio. Meta Financial Group Inc (CASH) – 397,069 shares, 25.6% of the total portfolio. Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) – 1,391,767 shares, 23.3% of the total portfolio. MBT Financial Corp (MBTF) – 2,060,302 shares, 13.08% of the total portfolio. Sterling Bancorp (STL) – 323,980 shares, 4.31% of the total portfolio.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Porter Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIB) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Porter Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.3359026173577 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Barclays PLC(BCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [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 Zacks]

    Last week, Barclays (NYSE: BCS) acquired £4.3 billion ($5.8 billion) worth of Irish residential mortgage loans from Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE: LYG). The portfolio comprises around 27,000 mortgages, originated between 2004 and 2010. Of the total loans acquired, nearly £300 million are impaired.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: eHealth Inc.(EHTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $18.64 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.

    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) shares were also up, gaining 25 percent to $28.35 following Q1 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) got a boost, shooting up 19 percent to $19.04 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $301.12 following strong quarterly results.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc.(NDAQ)

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    There’s at least one traditional financial giant that not only doesn’t fear blockchain technology, but is actively embracing it — Nasdaq (NDAQ) , the second-largest stock exchange in the world by market cap.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATXI) rose 29.4 percent to $5.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that its first pivotal Phase 3 trial of IV tramadol achieved the primary and key secondary endpoints.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 16.8 percent to $51.00 in pre-market trading. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) rose 9.3 percent to $5.40 in pre-market trading after falling 28.92 percent on Friday.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares rose 9 percent to $29.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.26 percent on Friday.
    Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) rose 6.7 percent to $26.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.64 percent on Friday.
    Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) rose 5.4 percent to $3.90 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.06 percent on Friday.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 5.2 percent to $34.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.38 percent on Friday.
    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE: WAB) rose 5.1 percent to $100 in pre-market trading. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) agreed to merge its transportation unit with Wabtec.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) shares rose 4.7 percent to $11.50 in pre-market trading.
    Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) shares rose 4.3 percent to $93.98 in the pre-market trading session.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares rose 4.2 percent to $33.25 in pre-market trading. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRO) shares rose 4 percent to $58.35 in pre-market trading as the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings and disclosed that it has acquired Free Service Tire.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 3.7 percent to $19.75 in pre-market trading after falling 4.80 percent on Friday.

    Find out what's going

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ: NDAQ) CEO Adena Friedman told CNBC the company is open to the possibility of adding a cryptocurrency exchange over time. Nasdaq also announced a deal to allow cryptocurrency exchange Gemini access to Nasdaq’s surveillance technology. Friedman told CNBC that cryptocurrency regulations must first be ironed out before the Nasdaq would add a crypto exchange.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    However, Canada becoming the first developed country in the world to legalize adult-use cannabis is far from the only “marijuana first” we’ve witnessed this year. In February, Canadian weed investment company Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON), which has three core assets, announced that it was becoming the first Canadian pot stock to uplist to the Nasdaq (NASDAQ:NDAQ). Moving from the over-the-counter (OTC) exchange to a more reputable exchange like the Nasdaq allowed for improved liquidity, as well as cleared the way for institutional investors to take a position in Cronos Group. Wall Street traditionally shies away from investing in OTC-listed companies.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    In its last sequential quarter, Nasdaq Inc.(NASDAQ:NDAQ)relied on non-trading segments for growth as its market-services segment turned in a near flat performance. In the first quarter of 2018, however, healthy trading volumes resumed, and Nasdaq achieved expansion in each of its four operating segments. Before sifting through important highlights for the quarter, let’s briefly review the top-level performance:

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) reported that winter weather activity and an accounting change were drags on its first-quarter results, though a lower tax rate was a net positive to the Massachusetts-based insurance company.

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)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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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)

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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.

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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.

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)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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  • [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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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now

JM Financial’s research report on Avenue Supermarts

DMarts 4QFY18 profitability is a tad below the kind of trajectory that one has come to expect from the company, and that was in part due to the accelerated store-additions that happened during the quarter – 14 new stores were added vs past 6Ms run-rate of 4-5 per quarter. This likely caused a higher than expected rise in 4Qs SG&A and some adverse impact on mix. Revenue growth is on expected lines 22.5% on reported basis which, as per our workings, translates to an intrinsic growth of 27-28%. Reported LTL growth for FY18 is a modest 14.2% which again, in our view, has the impact of GST-related changes ex which LTL for the fiscal would have been c.18%. LT story is intact; 14 new stores in 4Q take FY18s total to 24 – reflecting a slightly higher pace vs that achieved in the last 2 years this should allay concerns on DMarts ability to find new locations for store rollouts, in our view.

Outlook

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: 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 Matthew Cochrane]

    In Kenya, 28 million consumers can now seamlessly integrate their M-Pesa accounts with PayPal. In Spain, CaixaBank and Bankia both further integrated their online sites with PayPal. HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE:HSBC) now allows corporate customers in the U.K. to pay distributions to beneficiaries through PayPal, a capability to be rolled out across Europe in the coming months. Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) announced a strategic partnership that enables its customers to more easily link their accounts to PayPal, and soon to use their reward points on PayPal’s digital platform.

  • [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.

  • [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.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: United Bankshares Inc.(UBSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Salesforce.com (CRM) , American Airlines (AAL) , Align Technology (ALGN) , Procter & Gamble (PG) , United Bankshares (UBSI) , Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) and Dominion Energy (D) .

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Stewart Information Services Corporation(STC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 8.7% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on May 14th. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $5.27 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One StarChain token can now be purchased for about $0.0925 or 0.00001062 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last seven days, StarChain has traded down 16.3% against the US dollar.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc.(SKT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Leo Sun, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Want proof? We asked these Motley Fool investors to highlight a dividend stock that pays a higher yield than Verizon. Here’s why they pickedTanger Factory Outlets (NYSE:SKT), Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN), andSTORE Capital (NYSE:STOR).

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (NYSE:SKT) has performed quite poorly lately. After a 7% drop following its first-quarter earnings release, the stock has now underperformed the S&P 500 by a staggering 69 percentage points over the past two years.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Tanger Factory Outlets (NYSE:SKT) fell 9% to an eight-year low on May 2 after the outlet owner reported itsfirst quarter earnings. Tanger beat estimates on the top and bottom lines, but also reported declines in its core business and cut its full-year guidance.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Magyar Bancorp Inc.(MGYR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Magyar Bancorp (NASDAQ:MGYR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Magyar Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.0770691063571 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Home Federal Bancorp Inc.(HOME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Real Money columnist Robert Lang says that while retail “has certainly had its challenges over the past couple of years, between difficulties in the mall and then the big gorilla in the room, Action Alerts PLUS holding Amazon (AMZN) …there are a handful of names that continue to perform well, one of those is At Home Group (HOME) .

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect At Home (HOME) Stock Price” was published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. and international trademark & copyright legislation. The correct version of this piece can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3356638/positive-news-coverage-somewhat-unlikely-to-affect-at-home-home-stock-price.html.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Deutsche Bank AG(DB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Deutsche Bank AG (DB)  probably saw profit decline 34% in the first quarter, based on a FactSet survey, underscoring the troubles faced by Germany’s largest lender as new CEO Christian Sewing takes over.

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Dan Caplinger, and Sean Williams]

    Below, three Fool.com investors make the case for adding shares of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB), BofI Holding(NASDAQ:BOFI), and Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) to your portfolio.

  • [By ]

    Here’s everything you must know before Thursday’s opening bell:

    Facebook (FB) posted first-quarter earnings and revenue that beat analysts’ expectations. Ford (F) plans to shed most of its North American car lineup as customer preference has shifted to pickups and crossovers.  Deutsche Bank (DB) said it was planning “significant” job cuts for its global investment banking division. Investors will analyze earnings from Amazon (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT) .    U.S. stock futures pointed toward a modestly higher open.

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Meridian Interstate Bancorp Inc.(EBSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Potlatch Corporation(PCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) was upgraded by equities researchers at Vertical Research to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday, The Fly reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America bought a new position in PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 78,505 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $4,086,000. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.19% of PotlatchDeltic at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Tree.com Inc.(TREE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market climbed sharply on Thursday, responding well to favorable earnings results from several corners of the market. Major benchmarks were up 1% to 2%, with particularly good performance from the Nasdaq Composite thanks to the tech sector’s outperformance during the day. Yet some stocks suffered from bad news that cast doubt on companies’ ability to benefit from generally favorable business conditions. MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Arch Coal (NYSE:ARCH), and LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Zacks: Brokerages Expect LendingTree (TREE) to Post $1.24 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Form 4/A LendingTree, Inc. For: Apr 12 Filed by: LEBDA DOUGLAS R (streetinsider.com) Form 4/A LendingTree, Inc. For: May 08 Filed by: LEBDA DOUGLAS R (streetinsider.com) LendingTree to acquire Ovation Credit for $20.75 million (wraltechwire.com) LendingTree to buy credit-service provider (mpamag.com)

    LendingTree opened at $271.05 on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. The company has a market capitalization of $3.49 billion, a P/E ratio of 89.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 1.77. LendingTree has a 12-month low of $269.95 and a 12-month high of $278.10. The company has a current ratio of 3.33, a quick ratio of 3.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73.

Crispr Therapeutics: Assessing The Recent Capital Financing

The reason why the growth stocks do so much better is that they seem to show gains in value in the hundreds of percent each decade. In contrast, it is an unusual bargain that is as much as 50 percent undervalued. The cumulative effect of this simple arithmetic should be obvious. – Philip Fisher (the Father of Growth Investing)

On Jan 05, 2018, the share price of Crispr Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP), a bioscience focusing on gene-editing and CAR-T to treat serious conditions such as cancers and genetic diseases, continued its rally. The stock added another $2.90 (over 12% profits) to value at $26.81 for the said trading session. Since we recommended the company on Nov. 27, 2017 (just over a month) to subscribers of Integrated BioSci Investing, the stock added another $7.26 (or 37% in capital appreciation). This robust run-up is interesting because, on Jan. 04, 2018, the company announced that the 5M additional common shares issued on Jan 03 will be priced at $22.75.

Figure 1: Crispr stock chart. (Source: Stockcharts).

At Integrated BioSci Investing (IBI), we have much success in finding robust performers. For instance, Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) appreciated over 200% for subscribers. Exelixis Inc procured over 50% profits. In this report, we’ll assess the ramifications of the recent financing and to reaffirm the investment thesis on Crispr.

Fundamentals Analysis

Back in 2017, there were several stellar medical breakthroughs that have ramifications that can be as far reaching as the introduction of chemotherapy more than a decade prior. Accordingly, the US FDA approved Yescarta (a CAR-T indicated for the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma). The said molecule was innovated by Kite Pharma (NASDAQ:KITE) – a firm acquired by Gilead Sciences(NASDAQ:GILD). Moreover, the agency also approved the first gene therapy, Luxturna (voretigene neparvovec-rzyl), a molecule innovated by Sparks Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE). It is a one-time treatment for patients afflicted with biallelic RPE65 mutation-associated retinal dystrophy.

In the midst of the aforesaid favorable regulatory environment for medical breakthroughs, the Switzerland-based company, Crispr Therapeutics is also brewing a revolutionary method of treating cancers and rare genetic diseases. As follows, CRISPR/Cas9 is a form of gene-editing currently being investigated in various conditions (as shown in the enriched pipeline in figure 2). The company also has a gene-editing enhanced form of CAR-T in development for various cancers. Of most interest is the lead molecule, CTX-001 (also a gene-editing therapeutic) that can be potentially used for the management of serious blood disorders: beta-thalassemia and sickle cell disease (SCD).

Figure 2: Therapeutic pipeline. (Source: Crispr).

Final Remarks

As alluded, Crispr recently issued another 5M common shares at the price of $22.75. The company also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 750K of its common shares. The expected gross proceeds from this offering are roughly $113.75M (excluding any exercise of the underwriters option to purchase additional shares). Moreover, the offering is expected to close on Jan. 09. The company employed Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC), Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS), and Guggenheim Securities as joint book-running managers for the said offerings. We strongly believe that the aforesaid capital financing is both strategic and prudent, as substantial capital (in the ballpark of over a billion dollars) is needed to fund a molecule from bench research to commercialization. With the share price appreciating, it is wise that the firm issued new shares to strengthen its capital for further pipeline innovation. There is an in-depth Integrated BioSci version of this research, which is available in advanced to subscribers of Integrated BioSci Investing.

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Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now

November 29, 2016: Markets opened higher Tuesday following the Commerce Department’s second estimate of third quarter GDP growth of 3.2%. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index has returned to pre-recession levels. Tuesday’s best performing sectors have been healthcare and real estate. The energy sector was down about 1%. WTI crude oil for January delivery settled at $45.23 a barrel, down 3.9% on the day. February gold lost 0.3% on the day to settle at $1,190.80. Equities were headed for a higher close before the bell as the DJIA traded up 0.6% for the day, the S&P 500 traded up 0.6%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 0.14%.

The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Tuesday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 3.44% at $157.35. The stock’s 52-week range is $107.51 to $158.12, and the high was posted this morning. Trading volume was about 15% above the daily average of around 3.7 million. The healthcare giant’s 2017 forecast was better than expected today.

Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.(CBRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ: CBRL) shares tumbled 2.50 percent to $104.32 after the company reported a 1.1% drop in its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings and issued a downbeat Q1 forecast.

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (CBRL) shares dropped over 4% on Wednesday morning after the company reported lower fourth quarter earnings and a weak outlook for its first quarter.

    The Lebanon, TN-based company reported fourth quarter earnings of $34.3 million, or $1.43 per share, down slightly from $34.7 million, or $1.47 per share, a year ago. On average, analysts expected to see earnings of $1.35 per share.

    Total revenue fell to $646.1 million from $700.01 million last year. Analysts expected to see revenue of $668.68 million.

    Cracker Barrel President and CEO Sandra Cochran commented: “The fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 represents the seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year improvement in comparable store traffic, restaurant sales, and retail sales. The financial results of the fourth quarter and full year reflect the effective execution of our strategic plan. As we begin our 2014 fiscal year, we are poised to capitalize on the achievements of fiscal 2013.”

    For FY2013, CBRL’s earnings rose 14% to $117.27 million, while EPS rose to $4.90 per share. On an adjusted basis, earnings were $4.97 per share, up 15% from the year prior. Total revenue for the year was $2.64 billion, up 3% from a year ago.

    Looking forward, the company expects to see first quarter earnings between $1.05 and $1.15 per share. This estimate would fall significantly below the average analyst estimate of $1.32 per share.

    For FY2014, the company expects EPS in the range of $5.60 to $5.80 and revenue between $2.7 billion and $2.75 billion. Analysts expect to see earnings of $5.69 per share and $2.74 billion in revenue.

    Cracker Barrel shares were down $4.70, or 4.39%, during Wednesday morning trading. The stock is up 59% YTD.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid capSouthern chicken restaurant stock Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc (NASDAQ: CBRL) reportedearnings for fiscal Q1 2018 (ended October 27, 2017) before the market opened with results topping Wall Street expectations. Total revenue rose 0.1%to $710.4 million as comparable store restaurant sales increased 0.2%, including a 2.0% increase in average check partially offset by a 1.8% decrease in store traffic. The average menu price increase for the quarter was approximately 2.2% whilecomparable store retail sales decreased 3.6% from the prior year quarter. The Company opened two new Holler & Dash Biscuit House locations during the quarter, bringing the store count to 651 combined Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Holler & Dash Biscuit House locations at quarter-end. Net income was $46.380 million versus net income of $48.355 million. Earnings per diluted share were $1.92, compared to diluted EPS of $2.01 in the prior year first quarter with the Company estimating that hurricanes Harvey and Irma reduced first quarter diluted EPS by approximately $0.07.

Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.(WWW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) Dec16 5.0 Puts Sweep: 1191 @ ASK $0.80: 1354 traded vs 102 OI: $5.32 Ref
    Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) Jul16 9.5 Puts Sweep: 1494 @ ASK $0.13: 14k traded vs 6682 OI: $10.09 Ref
    Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT) Jul16 10.0 Puts: 3536 @ ASK $0.50: 5506 traded vs 54k OI: Earnings 8/4 $22.50 Ref
    Tableau Software Inc (NYSE: DATA) Jul16 47.5 Puts Sweep: 837 @ ASK $0.30: 995 traded vs 37 OI: Earnings 8/3 $50.60 Ref
    Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX) Aug16 18.0 Puts Sweep: 532 @ ASK $0.30: 2143 traded vs 78 OI: Earnings 7/28 Before Open $22.02 Ref
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) Aug16 22.5 Puts: 719 @ ASK $1.35: 1032 traded vs 0 OI: Earnings 7/19 $22.22 Ref
    Conn's Inc (NASDAQ: CONN) Jan17 5.0 Puts Sweep: 605 @ ASK $0.85: 1355 traded vs 3132 OI: $7.16 Ref

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  • [By Matt Hogan]

    SKX is also highly attractive in a relative basis when compared to several of its publicly traded peers: Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), Deckers Outdoor Group (NYSE: DECK), Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) and Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ: COLM). The company's forward EBITDA multiple of 6.9x is equal or below all of the comparable companies: FL (6.9x), DECK (7.6x), WWW (10.1x) and COLM (10.8x).

Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: SM Energy Company(SM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Energy sector was the top gainer in the US market on Monday. Top gainers in the sector included Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE: HLX), SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM), and Ecopetrol SA (ADR) (NYSE: EC).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Energy sector was the top gainer in the US market on Friday. Top gainers in the sector included Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX), and SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM).

  • [By Andrew Efimoff]

    WTI crude oil plunged 3.11 percent on Friday to $48.99 a barrel. Below are the biggest energy losers for the day:

    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC): -19.22%
    Dynamic Materials (NASDAQ: BOOM): -12.39%
    Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE: CWEI): -11.45%
    Dynergy (NYSE: DYN): -11.91%
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE): -11.20%
    Mexco Energy (NYSE: MXC) -10.90%
    Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL) -10.79%
    Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) -10.79%
    SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) -10.38%
    Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RGSE) -10.34%

    Posted-In: Commodities After-Hours Center Markets Movers

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.(RYAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of materials company Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) jumped as much as 11.8% in trading Thursday after announcing a major acquisition. At 3:30 p.m. EDT, the shares were holding at a 10.6% gain on the day.

Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Barclays PLC(BCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. Its American depositary sharesclosed up 2.6% at $11.36 on Thursday and were indicated up 1.2% at $11.50 on Friday. The52-week range is $6.76 to $12.05.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Banco Santander (SAN) : “I prefer Barclays (BCS) , but let’s wait and see what the other banks have to say”

    ProLogis (PLD) : “I am not a fan of that group right now, but that one is best of breed.”