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Hot Value Stocks To Buy For 2021

Merck KGaA (FRA:MRK) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twenty-one ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is €98.74 ($114.81).

Several analysts have recently commented on MRK shares. Commerzbank set a €100.00 ($116.28) target price on Merck KGaA and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 14th. Sanford C. Bernstein set a €105.00 ($122.09) target price on Merck KGaA and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 13th. Kepler Capital Markets set a €108.00 ($125.58) target price on Merck KGaA and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 15th. Credit Suisse Group set a €110.00 ($127.91) target price on Merck KGaA and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 15th. Finally, Berenberg Bank set a €102.00 ($118.60) target price on Merck KGaA and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 23rd.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy For 2021: Becton, Dickinson and Company(BDX)

Becton, Dickinson and Company develops, manufactures, and sells medical devices, instrument systems, and reagents worldwide. The companys BD Medical segment offers syringes and pen needles for diabetes; needles, syringes, and intravenous catheters for medication delivery; prefilled IV flush syringes; regional anesthesia needles and trays; sharps disposal containers; closed-system transfer devices; skin antiseptic products; surgical and laproscopic instrumentations; generic prefilled injectables; intravenous medication safety and infusion therapy delivery, and automated medication dispensing and supply management systems; prefillable drug delivery systems; respiratory ventilation, and diagnostics equipment and consumables; and consumables for patient monitoring and anesthesia delivery. Its Life Sciences segment provides integrated systems for specimen collection; safety-engineered blood collection, automated blood culturing and tuberculosis culturing, and microorganism identification and drug susceptibility systems; molecular testing systems for infectious diseases and womens health; liquid-based cytology systems for cervical cancer screening; rapid diagnostic assays; microbiology laboratory automation, and plated media products; fluorescence-activated cell sorters and analyzers; monoclonal antibodies and kits for performing cell analysis; reagent systems for life science research; molecular indexing and next-generation sequencing sample preparation for genomics research; clinical oncology, immunological, and transplantation diagnostic/monitoring reagents and analyzers; and cell culture media supplements for biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The company markets its products through independent distribution channels and sales representatives to healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, pharmaceutical industry, and general public. Becton, Dickinson and Company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    In other Becton Dickinson and news, CEO Vincent A. Forlenza sold 11,340 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $250.40, for a total value of $2,839,536.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 227,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $56,903,400. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Ribo Alberto Mas sold 4,808 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $255.03, for a total value of $1,226,184.24. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 22,476 shares in the company, valued at $5,732,054.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 19,271 shares of company stock worth $4,862,179 over the last ninety days. 0.12% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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    Becton Dickinson and Company Profile

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors decreased its stake in shares of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) by 1.5% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 16,750 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 250 shares during the quarter. Becton Dickinson and comprises about 2.6% of Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors’ portfolio, making the stock its 13th biggest holding. Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors’ holdings in Becton Dickinson and were worth $3,774,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Levin Capital Strategies L.P. lowered its position in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) by 0.3% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 49,800 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 150 shares during the quarter. Levin Capital Strategies L.P.’s holdings in Becton Dickinson and were worth $11,221,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Becton, Dickinson and Company’s (NYSE:BDX) first fiscal quarter of 2019 will be the last one with wacky year-over-year comparisons because of the addition of C.R. Bard. Fortunately, as it’s done for the last three quarters, the company was kind enough to present the comparisons on a comparable currency-neutral basis as if the companies had been together in the year-ago quarter.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy For 2021: Walker & Dunlop, Inc.(WD)

Walker & Dunlop, Inc., incorporated on July 29, 2010, is a holding company, which conducts all of its operations through Walker & Dunlop, LLC. The Company is a provider of commercial real estate financial services in the United States, with a primary focus on multifamily lending. Walker & Dunlop, LLC is its operating company. The Company originates, sells, and services a range of multifamily and other commercial real estate financing products, including Multifamily Finance, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Finance, Capital Markets, and Proprietary Capital. The Company’s clients are developers and owners of commercial real estate. It originates and sells loans through the programs of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac, and together with Fannie Mae, the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs)), the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) and the Federal Housing Administration, a division of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (together with Ginnie Mae, HUD).

The Company retains servicing rights and asset management responsibilities on nearly all loans that it originates for GSE and HUD programs. It is approved as a Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) lender across the nation, a Freddie Mac Program Plus lender in over 20 states and the District of Columbia, a Freddie Mac focused affordable housing seller/servicer, a HUD Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) lender across the nation, a HUD Section 232 LEAN lender across the nation, and a Ginnie Mae issuer. It broker and service loans for a range of life insurance companies, commercial banks, commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) issuers, and other institutional investors, in which cases it does not fund the loan but rather act as a loan broker. It also originates and holds interim loans on its balance sheet and offers a CMBS platform. The Company focuses primarily on multifamily properties and of! fers a range of commercial real estate finance products to its customers, including first mortgage loans, second trust loans, supplemental financings, construction loans, mezzanine loans, and bridge/interim loans.

Multifamily Finance

The Company is a lender approved as a Freddie Mac Program Plus lender under, which it originates and sells to Freddie Mac multifamily, manufactured housing communities, student housing and healthcare loans, among others. Under the program, the Company submits its completed loan underwriting package to Freddie Mac and obtains Freddie Mac’s commitment to purchase the loan at a price after closing. The Company is also contracted by Fannie Mae to service all loans that it originates under the Fannie Mae DUS program.

FHA Finance

The Company provides construction and permanent loans to developers and owners of multifamily housing, affordable housing, seniors housing and healthcare facilities. The Company submits its completed loan underwriting package to HUD and obtains HUD’s approval to originate the loan. HUD-insured loans are placed in single loan pools, which back Ginnie Mae securities.

Capital Markets

The Company serves as an intermediary in the placement of commercial real estate debt between institutional sources of capital, such as life insurance companies, investment banks, commercial banks, pension funds, CMBS issuers and other institutional investors, and owners of all types of commercial real estate. The Company advises on capital structure, develops the financing package, facilitates negotiations between its client and institutional sources of capital, coordinates due diligence, and assists in closing the transaction. In these instances, it does not underwrite or fund the loan and does not retain any interest in the loan. In cases where it does not fund the loan, it acts as a loan broker and services some of these loans.

Proprietary Capital

The Company conducts its! Propriet! ary Capital business either using its own balance sheet. It also operates the CMBS Partnership through a partnership agreement with an institutional investor. The Company makes investments side by side with its partnership investors and serves as the manager or general manager of the partnership. In its capacity as manager or general manager, it leverages the invested capital to originate, hold, and service commercial real estate debt, including interim loans and CMBS. It offers interim loans that provide floating-rate and interest-only debt for terms of till approximately three years to borrowers seeking to acquire or reposition multifamily properties that do not qualify for permanent financing. The Company finances and underwrites the loans originated through the Interim Program. In addition, it services and asset-manages loans originated through the Interim Program, with the focus of providing permanent financing on the properties.

In addition to its CMBS product offering through its Capital Markets platform, it offers CMBS executions through its CMBS Program. The CMBS partnership offers financing through a CMBS platform for all commercial property types across the United States. The property types include multifamily, hospitality, retail, office, industrial, and other commercial real estate. The loans in the CMBS Partnership are selected, funded, and underwritten by the CMBS Partnership. It performs the servicing for loans originated through the CMBS Program.

Investment Sales Brokerage Services

The Company offer investment sales brokerage services to owners and developers of multifamily properties that are seeking to sell the properties. Its services are offered primarily in the eastern United States, with a focus in the Southeast. The Company, through Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales, LLC (WDIS), conducts its investment sales operations.

Direct Loan Originators and Correspondent Network

The Company originates loans directly through lo! an origin! ators operating over 20 offices. Its loan originators collect and analyze financial and property information, assist the borrowers in submitting information required to complete a loan application, and helps the borrower in closing the loan. The Company has correspondent agreements with over 20 independently owned mortgage banking companies, with which it has relationships for GSE and HUD loan originations. The Company’s correspondents assist it in evaluating loans, including pre-screening the borrowers, coordinating due diligence, and providing market intelligence.

Underwriting and Risk Management

The Company uses various tools to manage its Fannie Mae risk-sharing exposure. These tools include an underwriting and approval process, evaluating, and modifying its underwriting criteria given the underlying multifamily housing market fundamentals, limiting its geographic, borrower and principal exposures, and using modified risk-sharing under the Fannie Mae DUS program.

The Company’s underwriting process begins with a review of suitability for its investors and a detailed review of the borrower, principals, and the property. It reviews a borrower’s financial statements for manageable net worth and liquidity requirements, as well as credit and criminal background checks. It also reviews a borrower’s and principals’ operating track record, including evaluating the performance of other properties owned by the applicable borrower and principals. It also considers the borrower’s and principals’ bankruptcy and foreclosure history. It reviews the fundamental value and credit profile of the underlying property, including an analysis of regional economic trends, appraisals of the property, and reviews of historical and prospective financials. Third-party vendors are engaged for appraisals, engineering reports, environmental reports, flood certification reports, zoning reports, and credit reports.

Servicing and Asset Management

The Company services all! loans th! at it originates for the GSEs, HUD, and its proprietary capital products and some of the loans it broker for institutional investors, primarily life insurance companies. It is an approved servicer for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD loans. Its servicing function includes loan servicing and asset management activities, such as carrying out all cashiering functions relating to the loan, including providing monthly billing statements to the borrower and collecting and applying payments on the loan; administering reserve and escrow funds for repairs, tenant improvements, taxes and insurance; obtaining and analyzing financial statements of the borrower and performing periodic property inspections; preparing and providing periodic reports and remittances to the GSEs, investors, master servicers, or other designated persons, and administering lien filings. It also outsources some of its servicing activities to a subservicer.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) surged 16.1% in February, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence, after the real estate loan originator produced better-than-expected fourth-quarter results and provided an optimistic outlook for 2019.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) – Equities research analysts at Wedbush raised their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Walker & Dunlop in a report released on Monday, February 11th. Wedbush analyst H. Coffey now forecasts that the financial services provider will post earnings of $1.05 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.99. Wedbush has a “Outperform” rating and a $58.00 price objective on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Walker & Dunlop’s Q2 2019 earnings at $1.26 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.53 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.56 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $5.40 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $5.95 EPS.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Hot Value Stocks To Buy For 2021: New York Community Bancorp, Inc.(NYCB)

New York Community Bancorp, Inc., incorporated on July 16, 1993, is a multi-bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, New York Community Bank (the Community Bank) and New York Commercial Bank (the Commercial Bank) (collectively, the Banks). The Company’s operations are divided into two segments: Banking Operations and Residential Mortgage Banking. The Banking Operations segment serves consumers and businesses by offering and servicing a range of loan and deposit products and other financial services. The Residential Mortgage Banking segment originates, aggregates, sells and services one- to four-family mortgage loans. Mortgage loan products consist of agency-conforming fixed- and adjustable-rate loans and, to a lesser extent, jumbo loans, for the purpose of purchasing or refinancing one- to four-family homes. The Community Bank is a chartered savings bank with approximately 230 branches that operates through over seven local divisions. The Community Bank is a producer of multi-family loans in New York City. The Commercial Bank is a chartered commercial bank with approximately 30 branches in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester County and Long Island, including approximately 20 that operate under the name, Atlantic Bank. The Commercial Bank offers around the clock banking online, mobile banking and banking by phone. The Company also serves its customers through approximately three connected Websites: www.myNYCB.com, www.NewYorkCommercialBank.com and www.NYCBfamily.com.

Lending Activities

The Company’s principal asset is multi-family loans. Its loan portfolio consists of over three components: covered loans, non-covered loans held for sale and non-covered loans held for investment. The Company originates commercial real estate loans, most of which are collateralized by income-producing properties, such as office buildings, retail centers, mixed-use buildings and multi-tenanted light industrial properties that are located in New York City and on Lo! ng Island. The Company also originates acquisition, development, and construction (ADC) loans, and commercial and industrial (C&I) loans for investment. ADC loans are originated for multi-family and residential tract projects in New York City and on Long Island. C&I loans consist of asset-based loans, equipment loans and leases, and dealer floor-plan loans. C&I loans are made to small and mid-size businesses in Metro New York. Other C&I loans are made for working capital, business expansion, and the purchase of machinery and equipment. The Community Bank’s mortgage banking operation originates, aggregates and services one- to four-family loans. The Company’s total net loans are approximately $38.2 billion.

Investment Activities

The Company’s portfolio of securities available for sale consists of mortgage-related securities and other securities. Its mortgage-related securities include government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) certificates. Its other securities include municipal bonds, capital trust notes, preferred stock, and mutual funds and common stock, which consist of mutual funds. The Company’s total securities available for sale are approximately $204.26 million. The Company’s portfolio of securities held to maturity consists of mortgage-related securities, which include GSE certificates and GSE collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs), and other securities, which include GSE debentures, corporate bond, municipal bonds and capital trust notes. The Company’s total securities held to maturity sale are approximately $6.1 billion.

Source of Funds

The Company’s funding sources for the payment of dividends, share repurchases and other corporate uses are dividends paid to the Company by the Banks; capital raised through the issuance of stock; funding raised through the issuance of debt instruments, and repayments of, and income from, investment securities. It offers various types of deposits, which include negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) and money ma! rket acco! unts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit and non-interest-bearing accounts. The Company’s total deposits are approximately $28.4 billion. The Company’s borrowed funds include Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) advances, repurchase agreements, federal funds purchased and junior subordinated debentures.

Subsidiary Activities

The Community Bank has approximately 20 direct subsidiaries. Its direct subsidiaries include DHB Real Estate, LLC, Mt. Sinai Ventures, LLC, NYCB Mortgage Company, LLC, Realty Funding Company, LLC, NYCB Specialty Finance Company, LLC, Eagle Rock Investment Corp., Pacific Urban Renewal, Inc., Synergy Capital Investments, Inc., BSR 1400 Corp., Bellingham Corp., Blizzard Realty Corp., CFS Investments, Inc., Main Omni Realty Corp., NYB Realty Holding Company, LLC, O.B. Ventures, LLC, RCBK Mortgage Corp., RCSB Corporation, RSB Agency, Inc., Richmond Enterprises, Inc. and Roslyn National Mortgage Corporation. The Commercial Bank has approximately two direct subsidiaries, which are Beta Investments, Inc. and Gramercy Leasing Services, Inc. The Company also owns special business trusts that are formed for the purpose of issuing capital and common securities and investing the proceeds thereof in the junior subordinated debentures issued by it. It also has a non-banking subsidiary.

The Company competes with Astoria Financial Corporation.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now

Growth versus value investing is one of the major debates in the investment world.  Growth stocks seem to have outperformed their value counterparts over the past few years. But the winning streak of growth investing took a hit this year with value stocks regaining lost glory.

It is currently speculated that value investing will likely continue its winning run in the upcoming years. Hence, adding potential stocks to one’s portfolio might prove to be an ideal option in the current scenario.

Value vs. Growth Investing: Long-Drawn Debate

Value investors seek to invest in stocks that are believed to be trading at a discounted value. Investors look for favorable value ratios including low price-to-earnings (P/E) and price-to-book value (P/B) ratios to identify potential value stocks. While a significant number of these stocks are also expected to come with solid dividend payments, these stocks are also expected to moderate growth prospects.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: BankUnited, Inc.(BKU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas trimmed its holdings in BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) by 35.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 23,661 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 13,097 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in BankUnited were worth $946,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 25th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 16th will be given a dividend of 0.21 per share by the financial services provider on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.32%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 15th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the fourteen brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $43.75.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Nomura Holdings Inc ADR(NMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nomura (NYSE: NMR) and Navient (NASDAQ:NAVI) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Nomura Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NMR) is a Japanese financial services company that provides a variety of financial services to corporations, governments, institutions, and individuals around the world.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Numeraire (CURRENCY:NMR) traded 3.2% lower against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on August 20th. Numeraire has a market cap of $8.22 million and $4,149.00 worth of Numeraire was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Numeraire token can currently be purchased for about $6.09 or 0.00096465 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Upbit, DDEX and Bittrex. During the last seven days, Numeraire has traded down 8% against the dollar.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Becton, Dickinson and Company(BDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Here’s are some of the biggest and best-know publicly traded diabetes companies:

    Company Ticker Market Cap Products 
    Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) $126 billion Continuous glucose monitor
    AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) $95 billion Pharmaceuticals
    Becton, Dickinson (NYSE: BDX) $70 billion Diagnostic and delivery devices
    DexCom (NASDAQ:DXCM) $12.7  billion Continuous glucose monitor
    Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) $106 billion Insulin and pharmaceuticals
    Insulet   (NASDAQ:PODD) $6.1 billion Insulin pump
    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) $375 billion  Glucose monitor and pharmaceuticals
    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: LXRX) $1.2 billion Pharmaceuticals
    MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD) $291 million Inhaled insulin
    Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) $133  billion Insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitor
    Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) $116 billion Insulin and pharmaceuticals
    Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) $108 billion Insulin and pharmaceuticals
    Senseonics Holdings (NYSEMKT: SENS) $834 million Continuous glucose monitor

    DATA SOURCE: YAHOO! FINANCE. MARKET CAP DATA AS OF 9/25/2018. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eighteen research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and thirteen have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $239.67.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Invivo Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NVIV) and Becton Dickinson and (NYSE:BDX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: TOP Ships Inc.(TOPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are this week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
     Axovant Sciences (Nasdaq: AXON) $4.87 150.00%
    American Electric Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AETI) $1.56 102.70%
    EDAP TMS SA (Nasdaq: EDAP) $3.44 58.59%
    Conn’s Inc. (Nasdaq: CONN) $2.01 51.99%
    Versartis Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAR) $2.15 48.28%
    Onconova Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ONTX) $0.54 47.92%
    Ameri Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRH) $1.21 44.73%
    Westwater Resources Inc. (Nasdaq: WWR) $0.58 36.76%
    Top Ships Inc. (Nasdaq: TOPS) $1.04 35.44%
    Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: RNN) $2.11 30.59%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, it’s important to note that these kinds of returns are not guaranteed.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet cut shares of Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) from a b rating to a c rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning.

    Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on ITRI. BidaskClub upgraded Itron from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Oppenheimer reiterated a buy rating and set a $78.00 price objective on shares of Itron in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Canaccord Genuity upgraded Itron from a hold rating to a buy rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $78.00 to $84.00 in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Cowen upgraded Itron from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $80.00 to $84.00 in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, JMP Securities set a $108.00 price objective on Itron and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $83.36.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Data I/O (NASDAQ: DAIO) and Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: COP, HD, HSBC
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has seized assets from the Venezuelan-owned firm PDVSA in the Caribbean. The company won a court case that will allow it to take over assets owned by the Venezuelan government. The court enabled the seizures as part of a broader plan to allow the firm to recoup roughly $2 billion following the 2007 nationalization of its assets in Venezuela by the huge Castro-led government.
    Monday will be a quiet day on the earnings front. Investors are looking to Tuesday’s calendar, when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reports earnings. Tomorrow, Wall Street analysts expect that Home Depot will report earnings per share of $2.07 on top of $25.2 billion in revenue. Investors will be hoping that the company reports strong profits thanks to an improving U.S. economy and the recent tax reform law.
    Expect a lot of chatter today about blockchain technology. That’s because ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc. (NYSE: HSBC) announced over the weekend that they engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
    Today, look for earnings reports from Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Itron Inc. (Nasdaq: ITRI), Vipshop Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: VIPS), Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: SKYS), Mazor Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq: MZOR), China Lodging Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: HTHT), and Mimecast Ltd. (Nasdaq: MIME).

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itron (NASDAQ: ITRI) and Data I/O (NASDAQ:DAIO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion.
    Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $551.94 million.
    Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $423.13 million.
    Switch, Inc. (NYSE: SWCH) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $99.83 million.
    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $579.85 million.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $119.06 million.
    Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $68.14 million.
    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRNA) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.87 million.
    VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $130.00 million.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $45.38 million.
    Restoration Robotics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIR) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.17 per share on revenue of $5.93 million.
    YogaWorks, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOGA) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.22 per share on revenue of

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc.(CTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brookfield Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Catchmark Timber Trust Inc (NYSE:CTT) by 165.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 626,887 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 390,387 shares during the period. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. owned about 1.28% of Catchmark Timber Trust worth $7,817,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System acquired a new position in CatchMark Timber Trust (NYSE:CTT) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 27,894 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $348,000. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned 0.06% of CatchMark Timber Trust at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Catchmark Timber Trust Inc (NYSE:CTT) by 11.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 91,276 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,700 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned 0.19% of Catchmark Timber Trust worth $1,139,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: NeoGenomics, Inc.(NEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NeoGenomics (NASDAQ:NEO) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, seven have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $17.29.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NEO (CURRENCY:NEO) traded up 3.5% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 16:00 PM Eastern on October 8th. NEO has a market capitalization of $1.21 billion and $161.27 million worth of NEO was traded on exchanges in the last day. One NEO coin can currently be purchased for approximately $18.64 or 0.00280368 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including LBank, ZB.COM, Gate.io and Allcoin. In the last seven days, NEO has traded up 0.6% against the dollar.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NEO) insider Steven C. Jones sold 203,500 shares of NeoGenomics stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.00, for a total transaction of $2,849,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 241,815 shares in the company, valued at $3,385,410. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Container Store (TCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) shares gained 88.18 percent to close at $4.14 on Tuesday.
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares jumped 18.04 percent to close at $0.3010 on Tuesday.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares gained 16.61 percent to close at $0.49 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ARCT) rose 16.09 percent to close at $7.00 on Tuesday.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 14.53 percent to close at $62.65 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTG) shares surged 12.64 percent to close at $13.19.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 12.12 percent to close at $4.07 on Tuesday.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) shares climbed 11.58 percent to close at $6.55 on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 11.23 percent to close at $32.28 following a report from Reuters that the company is looking for a sale.
    iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) gained 11.15 percent to close at $22.52.
    Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) rose 10.4 percent to close at $7.11.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) gained 10.26 percent to close at $3.33. Stein Mart is expected to release quarterly earnings on May 23.
    MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) shares rose 10.11 percent to close at $8.06.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 8.2 percent to close at $8.18. Container Store reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter after the closing bell.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares gained 7.69 percent to close at $9.10 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.4 percent to close at $59.03 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.

     

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) fell 15.2 percent to $3.51 in pre-market trading after surging 88.18 percent on Tuesday.
    Pfenex Inc. (NASDAQ: PFNX) shares fell 15 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after the company announced an offering of common stock.
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) fell 17.6 percent to $47.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the second quarter.
    Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) fell 13 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 12.1 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) shares fell 9.8 percent to $27.31 in pre-market trading.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 6.5 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) shares fell 5.8 percent to $71.02 in pre-market trading. Target reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales exceeded estimates.
    PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) shares fell 5.7 percent to $42.42 in pre-market trading

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Container Store Group Inc. (NYSE: TCS) has seen its shares up 138.0% so far in 2018. The stock closed most recently at $11.28, with a consensus analyst price target of $7.00 and a 52-week trading range of $3.53 to $12.42.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares surged 56 percent to $0.3980.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares jumped 34 percent to $0.5632 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) rose 16 percent to $1.45 after trading higher at one point Monday by nearly 300 percent. The nano-cap developer of pest control said the California state government approved the company's ContraPest for user in the state.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 13.3 percent to $61.975 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares gained 9.8 percent to $4.92 as the company announced the publication of CE Mark multicenter clinical study results on C-Scan® in Gut.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) rose 8.3 percent to $3.41.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) gained 7 percent to $12.13 following stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares climbed 6.5 percent to $9.00 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.2 percent to $58.94 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) gained 6.2 percent to $7.53. Blink Charging disclosed that its vehicle charging network exceeds 125,000 members.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 5.4 percent to $7.97. Container Store is expected to release quarterly earnings after the closing bell.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.95 after reporting Q1 results.

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Container Store Group Inc (NYSE:TCS)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $6.55 and last traded at $6.44, with a volume of 109163 shares. The stock had previously closed at $6.21.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bank of the Ozarks(OZRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ: OZRK)Q2 2018 Bank Of The Ozarks Earnings CallJul. 12, 2018, 3:00 pm ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $54.14.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lessened its stake in shares of Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) by 3.2% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 196,473 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 6,499 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks were worth $9,484,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Littelfuse Inc.(LFUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas reduced its holdings in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 7.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 5,036 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 430 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Littelfuse were worth $1,149,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    To that end, we asked three Motley Fool investors for their favorite growth stocks to buy this month. Read on to learn why they like Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED), Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS), and Square (NYSE:SQ).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) Director John E. Major sold 1,648 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $215.86, for a total value of $355,737.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 26,254 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,667,188.44. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Earnest Partners LLC grew its stake in shares of United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) by 2.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 1,449,353 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 36,932 shares during the quarter. Earnest Partners LLC owned about 0.06% of United Fire Group worth $69,366,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    United Fire Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UFCS) was downgraded to hold from buy at Sandler ONeill. The 52-week trading range for the shares has been $38.95 to $58.46. The stock closed Monday at $56, so this could be another valuation call.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    United Fire & Casualty (NASDAQ:UFCS) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $53.47 and last traded at $53.26, with a volume of 1018 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.84.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of United Fire & Casualty (NASDAQ:UFCS) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday following a dividend announcement from the company. The company traded as low as $52.90 and last traded at $52.61, with a volume of 2181 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.78.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Freestone Capital Holdings LLC increased its stake in Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA (NYSE:TGS) by 56.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 177,803 shares of the energy company’s stock after purchasing an additional 64,160 shares during the quarter. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC owned approximately 0.11% of Transportadora de Gas del Sur worth $3,617,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE:TGS) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Transportadora de Gas del Sur earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.2643511773395 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TransCanada (NYSE: TRP) and Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE:TGS) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

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    Media coverage about Quanta Services (NYSE:PWR) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Quanta Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.7873542160555 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders bought 930 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 594% compared to the typical daily volume of 134 call options.

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    Should President Trump follow through on plans to repair and replace U.S. infrastructure, Berkshire may want to get involved by buying companies poised to benefit from such spending, including Vulcan Material Co. (VMC) , Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (MLM) or Quanta Services Inc. (PWR) , which provides infrastructure services primarily to the oil and gas and electrical power industries.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Quanta Services (PWR) Up 5.7% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue? (finance.yahoo.com) Quanta Services (PWR) Short Interest Update (americanbankingnews.com) Quanta Services (PWR) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Nvidia’s HGX-2 cloud server platform targets HPC and AI workloads (datacenterdynamics.com) NVIDIA Introduces HGX-2, Fusing HPC and AI Computing into Unified Architecture (itbusinessnet.com)

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    AXIS Capital (NYSE: AXS) and Kingstone Companies (NASDAQ:KINS) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

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    Traders sold shares of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) on strength during trading hours on Tuesday. $46.93 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $88.54 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $41.61 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Becton Dickinson and had the 30th highest net out-flow for the day. Becton Dickinson and traded up $1.07 for the day and closed at $233.64

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Evergreen Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) by 12.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 15,558 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,768 shares during the quarter. Evergreen Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Becton Dickinson were worth $3,371,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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By Doug Short

What is the single best indicator of the American Dream? Many would point to household income growth. The Census Bureau has now published some selected annual household income data in a new report: Income and Poverty in the United States: 2014. Last year, the median (middle) household income was $53,657 – a 0.13% year-over-year increase that shrinks to -1.48% when adjusted for inflation. Let’s put the new release into a larger historical context.

Our study of the Census Bureau’s historical data shows a 651% growth in median household incomes from 1967 through 2014. Sounds impressive, but if you adjust for inflation using the Census Bureau’s method, that nominal 651% total growth shrinks to about 21%.

But if we dig a bit deeper into the method of inflation adjustment, the American Dream looks more like an illusion, as in “money illusion.”

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investment news: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings(LH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Analysts expect Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE: LH) to report its quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $2.19 billion. Laboratory Corp shares rose 0.64 percent to close at $121.77 on Friday.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE: LH) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $2.19 billion.

    Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE: ROP) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.46 per share on revenue of $895.87 million.

investment news: Discover Financial Services(DFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JACK HOUGH]

    Like CVS, Discover has trounced the broad market over the long term but sold off recently. It’s down more than 15% this year. Costs rose early in the year in part due to one-time expenses related to anti-money-laundering efforts and other regulatory concerns. Analysts predict an offsetting decline in expenses next year. Don’t confuse Discover with a company that’s primarily in the business of running a credit-card network, like Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA). It’s basically a credit-card lender, like Capital One Financial (COF), that runs its own network to gain a competitive advantage.

    By saving on network fees, Discover can offer attractive card rewards, including a popular cash-back program. Any card lender can offer cash back, of course, but being too aggressive risks hurting margins. Discover has grown its portfolio of credit-card loans much faster than big banks have in recent years. And it has done so with industry-leading returns on capital. Rising growth could be on the way. Early this year, Discover went on a marketing spree. Last quarter, it reported its best card growth since 2007. Historically, new-card growth and loan growth have been closely correlated. In a November note to investors, Morgan Stanley analyst Cheryl Pate predicted accelerating loan growth within six months. Meanwhile, defaults remain low. Shares sell for less than 10 times projected earnings for the next four quarters, down from 12 times at the end of last year. They could rise 20% on a combination of earnings growth and a valuation rebound. The dividend yield is 2%. 

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    While a new year has been ushered in, it is clear PayPal’s philosophy has not changed. Last week, PayPal entered into another major agreement, this time with credit card issuerDiscover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We get the bull case.American Express is a blue-chip Dow component with an iconic global brand. It generates >30% returns on tangible, but it is trading well below its historical multiple and has underperformed post the election. Costco is now in the rearview mirror, and the string of negative surprises that have weighed on the stock are now poised to abate and position the company to start surprising positively. With Capital One Financial (COF), Discover Financial Services (DFS), and Synchrony Financial (SYF) all trading near their historical peaks, some have concluded thatAmerican Express is headed back to its historical high above $90. While this thought process may sound logical, we believe it only works in a world where generalists are steering the ship, and view it as highly susceptible to unraveling when negative revisions hit. American Express is not the business it once was, it doesnt have the same earnings power, and, in our view, it doesnt deserve to trade near its historical valuation.

investment news: Becton, Dickinson and Company(BDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cooper Creagan]

    Back in June, we drew your attention to Becton, Dickinson and Co. (NYSE: BDX), the 120-year-old medical technology powerhouse that has increased its dividend every year for 45 years.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Becton Dickinson and Co. (NYSE: BDX) is a New Jersey-based developer and manufacturer of medical devices. The company’s products include various types of needles and syringe systems, infusion therapy products, and blood collection products. Its devices are used by healthcare organizations for research, laboratory operations, and health-related safety.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian spoke about options trading in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE: BDX). He said there was a big volume in the January 175 calls. Over 11,000 contracts were traded early in the session. He followed the trade and he is going to be in Becton Dickinson for two weeks.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Becton Dickinson (BDX) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after agreeing to pay $24 billion for C.R. Bard (BCR).

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    Becton Dickinsondropped 4.4% to $177.07, while the S&P 500 rose 1.1% to 2,374.15. C.R. Bard jumped 20% to $302.41, making it the best performing stock in the S&P 500.

    Leerink’sRichard Newitter andRavi Misra argue that “growth doesn’t come cheap.” They explain:

    We had expected BDX’s M&A engine would eventually resume as the company moved into its third year post the 2015 CareFusion (CFN) acquisition; however, we do think the expectation was for tuck-in or mid-sized type transactions. This transaction is certainly on the bigger side, and will mark the largest in BDX’s history just as BDX wraps up year 2 post the CFN integration. Naturally this could raise some questions as to whether mgmt is “biting off more than it can chew.” But, size (and the hefty price tag) aside, the rationale is not entirely out of left field in our view. BCR will benefit BDX through a higher top-line & GM profile and provides several fast-growing product offerings in underpenetrated markets (i.e. PICCs, Lutonix/Drug Coated Balloons, targeted temperature mgmt). BCR’s Foley catheters and PICC products should complement BDX’s portfolio & strategy aimed at offering a single complete end- to-end medication management & safety solution to hospitals. Also, BCR’s emerging markets (EM) growth is accelerating, which should help BDX’s EM division, which has been experiencing slowing growth in recent years.

    Becton Dickinson’s market capitalization fell to $37.7 billion today from $39.4 billion on Friday. It reported net income of $976 million on sales of $12.5 billion in 2016.

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investment news: HP Inc.(HPQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alex Cho]

    That being the case, it wouldnt take substantial market share gains for AMD to reverse the multi-year decline in its processor business, as performance/watt is what will drive adoption from key PC makers like Dell, HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ)and Lenovo. AMD hasnt been very competitive in the MPU (microprocessor unit) segment for quite a while, but given the recent node shift to 14nm FinFET over at GlobalFoundries, and mention of new architecture by AMD earlier this year at COMPUTEX Taiwan, I get the impression that performance of Summit Ridge, i.e. Zen will match Skylake and will perhaps come in slightly slower than Kaby Lake.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    HP Inc.’s (NYSE: HPQ) latest quarterly earnings report is expected on Wednesday. The consensus estimates are calling for a $0.39 in earnings per share (EPS) and $11.88 billion in revenue. Shares closed trading most recently at $19.00, in a 52-week range of $11.40 to $19.49. The consensus price target is $18.79.

  • [By Andrew Tonner]

    However, for all the doom and gloom surrounding the PC market, the computer industry remains one of the most important subsectors in all of tech. In fact, even as unit volumes contract, over 260 million personal computers were sold last year globally, and the companies that remain at the center of this market — names such asHP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) — continue to print tens of billions of dollars in aggregate profits from the space and pass them along to shareholders through dividends and buybacks. So let’s review what makes these PC makers some of the best dividend stocks in the industry.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap 3D printer stock ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE) is scheduled for after the marketcloses onThursday (March 16th). 3D printer stocks had their day in the sun a fewyears ago, buthave been disappointing investors eversincethe 3Dbubble burst whileHP Inc (NYSE: HPQ) entering the printer market with its Jet Fusion 3D adds further headwinds. However,3D printershares appear to have stabilized as the short interest has largely been cleared out.

investment news: Navistar International Corporation(NAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Icahn also was a buyer last week of Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV). He acquireda total of 423.404 shares of the truck and engine maker at prices that ranged from $25.37 to $25.92. The total for the buy was listed at $11 million. The stock closed Friday at $27.49, so it looks like another well-timed buy. The 52-week range for the shares is $10.30 to $33.46, and the consensus price target is $26.79.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV) was started with a Buy rating and a $36 price objective at Aegis Capital. That compares with a consensus target of $24.08. The 52-week range is $5.78 to $32.84. The stock closed yesterday at $30.93.

investment news: Scorpio Tankers Inc.(STNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) dropped 1 cent Monday to post a new 52-week low of $3.06 after closing at $3.07 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $4.93. Volume of around 4.2 million about 5% above the daily average. The shipping firm priced a secondary offering of 30 million shares at $3.00 a share late last week.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) dropped 4.9% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $3.10 after closing at $3.26 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $4.93. Volume of around 13 million was nearly four times the daily average. The company announced this morning that it had priced an underwritten offering of 30 million shares at $3.00 a share.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) dropped nearly 4% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $3.18 after closing at $3.31 on Monday. The stock’s 52-week high is $4.93. Volume of around 5.5 million was about 50% above the daily average. The company had no specific news.

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top 10 stock investments: AAON Inc.(AAON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Aaon Inc. (AAON) is an Oklahoma-based, family-owned and operated firm, with 23.54% insider ownership. It is an excellent business to own for the long term.

top 10 stock investments: American Airlines Group, Inc.(AAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    March has brought madness to airline stocks, including United Continental Holdings (UAL), Delta Air Lines (DAL), and American Airlines (AAL). But the recent pullbacks aren’t a buying opportunity, say Imperial Michael Derchin and Adam Hackel.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    At this time last year, U.S. airlines were developing ambitious growth plans for Cuba, after it became legal to offer scheduled service to the Caribbean island nation for the first time in more than half a century. As the top airlines in South Florida, American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) and JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) had the most ambitious plans for flying to Cuba.

  • [By William Romov]

    Low-cost carriers now comprise 37.3% of the U.S. domestic airline market, an increase of 5.8% since 2007. On the other hand, all three of the major U.S. carriers – United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL), American Airlines Group Inc. (NYSE: AAL), and Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) – have seen their share of the domestic market decrease over the same period by 4.5%, 2.9%, and 0.7%, respectively.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Last March, I recommended American Airlines (AAL), opining that it was just too cheap to ignore. Through last night, it had returned 23% to the S&P 500′s 15%. But American Airlines is getting hammered today after releasing earnings this morning.

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    What’s going on? Its earnings weren’t great–itreported an adjusted profit of 92 cents a share, meeting analyst forecasts–but its commentary on margins was upbeat as well. American Airlines also announced a new $2 billion share buyback program. In fact, everything was solid enough that most analysts thought they would be, at worst, a non event. Raymond James analysts Savanthi Syth and Matt Roberts, for instance, wrote that “shares are likely to react well,” while Cowen’s Helane Becker and team wrote before the open that “shares are trading up in pre-market trading, and this is likely to carry through once the market opens.”

    So what went wrong? Could it be American’s rising costs? Becker and team explain:

    Despite improved unit revenue, costs were a little worse than our estimate. Management forecast 1Q17 mainline non-fuel unit costs to increase 10% to 12% vs our estimation of up ~9%. The increase in non-fuel unit costs is due to labor and fuel; labor accounts for 7 pts and the reduction in planned capacity growth added 2 pts. Despite clear reasons for the increases, we expect investor push back as mainline non-fuel unit costs will be up 4% to 6% in 2017 vs our estimate of up 4%.

    Still, shares of American Airlines have dropped 5.4$% to $46.91 at 3:20 p.m. today. That’s one heck of a push back.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) which jumped 3.6% to $43.86. The stocks 52-week range is $24.85 to $50.64. Volume was roughly 9.0 million which is above the daily average of around 6.9 million shares.

top 10 stock investments: Becton, Dickinson and Company(BDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    C.R. Bard (BCR) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after agreeing to be purchased for $24 billion by Becton Dickinson (BDX).

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    C.R. Bardgained 20% to $302.41 today, while the S&P 500 rose 1% to 2,374.15. Becton Dickinson dropped 4.4% to $177.07, making it the S&P 500′s biggest loser.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Two of Keith’s favorite Unstoppable Trend stocks are Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) and Becton, Dickinson and Co. (NYSE: BDX). RTN and BDX are leaders in the Unstoppable Trends of defense and demographics, respectively.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Becton Dickinson and Co. (NYSE: BDX) which traded down 4.4% at $177.19. The stocks 52-week range is $157.60 to $186.40. Volume was 9.3 million versus the daily average of 833,000 shares.

top 10 stock investments: National Fuel Gas Company(NFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week: National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE: NFG), Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD), Realty Income Corp. (NYSE: O), Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) and Versartis Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAR).