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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

Snapchat stock Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) had a hotly anticipated $3.4 billion March IPO that helped to awaken a struggling U.S. IPO market with shares rising 44% on their first day of trading as more than the entire 200 million-share offering changed hands within the first day. However and since then, Snap Inc has struggled with shares near all time lows as analyst question the Company’s business model, numbers and valuation.

There could be further risk or opportunity on the horizon later this summer. According to JPMorgan (one of the IPO underwriters), an additional 1.2 billion Snap Inc shares, or 84% of the company’s shares outstanding, could flood the market when the company’s lock-up period expires from July 31 to August 31. When that happened to Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR), shares fell 18% to what was then an all-time low; but in the case of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB), shares actually jumped 11%.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF(FV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NASDAQ:FV) by 3.7% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 106,289 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,752 shares during the quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF were worth $3,132,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: United Microelectronics Corporation(UMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    UMC – United Microelectronics Corporation: UMC Shareholders Elect 14th Term of Directors at Annual Shareholders Meeting (twst.com) UPDATE: Bernstein Upgrades United Microelectronics (UMC) to Market Perform (streetinsider.com) UMC’s new burn center fills three-decade need in New Orleans (neworleanscitybusiness.com) Community breakfast at Sparta UMC is open to all (mlive.com) Shopper News blog: Beaver Ridge UMC youth — ‘we’re there to help’ (knoxnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on UMC. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded shares of UMC from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $2.10 to $2.60 in a research report on Sunday. ValuEngine cut shares of UMC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. UMC presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $2.60.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    United Microelectronics Corp (NYSE:UMC) shares hit a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $2.31 and last traded at $2.32, with a volume of 12700 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $2.34.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Speaking of trade wars, the one looming between the world’s two largest economies, the U.S. and China, has been under the microscope. To kick off July, a court in China suspended sales of 26 products from semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU). The Idaho-based maker of memory chips has been embroiled in a patent infringement dispute with Taiwan-based United Microelectronics (NYSE: UMC), and this latest turn is a point in favor of the latter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) UMC and Avalanche partner for MRAM development (evertiq.com) INSIGHT-China lures chip talent from Taiwan with fat salaries, perks (news.trust.org) Taiwanese engineers lured to mainland China as chip makers go into overdrive (scmp.com) Eight-inch fab capacity remains tight, says UMC president (digitimes.com)

    A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Mizuho upgraded shares of United Microelectronics from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, July 9th. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of United Microelectronics from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, July 2nd. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded shares of United Microelectronics from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $2.10 to $2.60 in a research report on Sunday, June 10th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $2.60.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.(WWW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    New York State Teachers Retirement System cut its holdings in shares of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE:WWW) by 6.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 245,079 shares of the textile maker’s stock after selling 16,335 shares during the period. New York State Teachers Retirement System owned approximately 0.26% of Wolverine World Wide worth $8,521,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:WWW)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating restated by Buckingham Research in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a $32.00 target price on the textile maker’s stock. Buckingham Research’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 5.51% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE:WWW) – Stock analysts at DA Davidson dropped their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for Wolverine World Wide in a research note issued on Wednesday, August 8th. DA Davidson analyst M. Kawamoto now forecasts that the textile maker will post earnings of $0.54 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.56. DA Davidson currently has a “Buy” rating and a $44.00 price objective on the stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Wolverine World Wide’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.54 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.13 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.33 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    WealthTrust Fairport LLC acquired a new stake in Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE:WWW) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 18,654 shares of the textile maker’s stock, valued at approximately $649,000.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) by 5.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 57,348 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,984 shares during the quarter. Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $3,965,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    However, analysts are right to question Rockwell’s relative valuation, because peer Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) has outgrown Rockwell in the past three quarters. The difference is that Emerson is more of a process automation company and has more exposure to capital spending of energy and heavy industry-related companies, which are growing faster than Rockwell’s end markets. The latter is more of a factory automation company and has more general industrial exposure, notably to the automotive industry.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. reduced its stake in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) by 4.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 80,915 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,534 shares during the quarter. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $5,527,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) in a report issued on Friday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm issued a neutral rating and a $78.00 price objective on the industrial products company’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. decreased its holdings in Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) by 33.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 66,251 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 33,574 shares during the quarter. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $4,525,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    In common with many other industrial companies, like Danaher, Pentair has been taking action to become a more focused investment proposition for investors. The sale of its valves and controls business to Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) in the spring of 2017 turned out to be well-timed for Emerson, as it occurred precisely at the time when oil and gas capital spending started picking up.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: CRA InternationalInc.(CRAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    CRA International (CRAI) Q2 Earnings Beat, Revenue View Up (zacks.com) Brokerages Anticipate CRA International, Inc. (CRAI) to Post $0.52 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Q3 2019 EPS Estimates for CRA International, Inc. (CRAI) Boosted by William Blair (americanbankingnews.com) CRA International, Inc. (CRAI) CEO Paul Maleh on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com)

    Shares of CRAI traded down $0.04 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $55.55. The stock had a trading volume of 39,451 shares, compared to its average volume of 37,310. CRA International has a 1 year low of $34.49 and a 1 year high of $58.74. The company has a market cap of $447.94 million, a P/E ratio of 29.08 and a beta of 0.80.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of CRA International (NASDAQ:CRAI) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CRA International (NASDAQ:CRAI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Charles River Associates has a diversified business with service offerings across areas of functional expertise, client base and geographical regions. The company’s strong global network provides the opportunity to work with the world's leading professionals on multiple issues. An excellent professional team has helped the company to maintain solid reputation for high-quality consulting services focused on economic, financial and management consulting areas. On the flip side, seasonality continues to weigh on Charles River Associates’ top line. Operation in a highly competitive and fragmented economic and management consulting services industry remains a concern. The nature of business makes Charles River Associates’ vulnerable to foreign exchange risk. The company’s shares have underperformed its industry in the past year.”

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Harte-Hanks, Inc.(HHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Noble Financial reissued their buy rating on shares of Harte Hanks (NYSE:HHS) in a report issued on Thursday.

    HHS has been the topic of a number of other research reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Harte Hanks from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, August 28th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Harte Hanks from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Tuesday, August 14th.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Bioblast Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORPN) shares rose 29.6 percent to $3.22.
    Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX) surged 23.3 percent to $19.60 after the company reported commencement of modified Dutch auction cash tender for up to $16 million of common stock.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares rose 22.1 percent to $15.8003.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) gained 18.1 percent to $5.54 following commencement of EU blood grouping field trial.
    Shineco, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYHT) climbed 17.1 percent to $1.9899 following Q3 results. Shineco posted Q3 earnings of $0.21 per share on sales of $13.3 million.
    CPI Card Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PMTS) rose 17 percent to $3.0999.
    Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE) shares climbed 12 percent to $2.2613. The stock spiked more than 14 percent Thursday near the close as traders circulate word the Delaware lottery is planning to introduce full sports betting in June.
    Harte Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS) shares gained 7.2 percent to $11.05 after the company late Thursday appointed four new independent directors to board.
    Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) rose 6.4 percent to $6.17.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares gained 6.3 percent to $3.74.
    Global Self Storage, Inc. (NASDAQ: SELF) shares climbed 6 percent to $4.20.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Harte Hanks (NYSE:HHS) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

    HHS has been the topic of a number of other reports. Noble Financial reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Harte Hanks in a research note on Monday, March 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Harte Hanks from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 15th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Harte-Hanks (HHS) Name Four New Independent Directors (streetinsider.com) Harte Hanks (HHS) Given $15.00 Consensus Price Target by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Harte Hanks to Appoint Four New Independent Directors to the Board (feeds.benzinga.com) Harte Hanks (HHS) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com) Harte Hanks (HHS) Shares March Higher, Can It Continue? (zacks.com)

    Shares of Harte Hanks traded up $0.65, reaching $10.96, during trading hours on Friday, according to Marketbeat.com. The stock had a trading volume of 46,930 shares, compared to its average volume of 18,474. Harte Hanks has a 12 month low of $7.30 and a 12 month high of $14.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $64.54 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -9.13 and a beta of 0.90.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Harte Hanks (NYSE:HHS) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Friday morning.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation(BGFV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Big 5 Sporting Goods earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 48.2140595662163 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Citigroup Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Co. (NASDAQ:BGFV) by 5,069.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 15,559 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 15,258 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc. owned about 0.07% of Big 5 Sporting Goods worth $112,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    Yet, while imperfect, this little figure can help pinpoint underpriced stocks that have room to climb, especially when book value is rising. That just might be the case with sporting goods retailer Big Five (Nasdaq: BGFV). The company operates 435 stores in 11 states, selling everything from camping gear to snow skis.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Why Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV) Could Shock the Market Soon (zacks.com) Big 5 Sporting Goods (BGFV) Cut to Sell at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com) It’s Time To Sell Big 5 Sporting Goods (seekingalpha.com) Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp Stock [FallsFell] as Big Money Exit, Sentiment at 0.82 (thecasualsmart.com) A Look at Some Alternative Metrics For Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NasdaqGS:BGFV) (derbynewsjournal.com)

    Several analysts have weighed in on BGFV shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. ValuEngine raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.08.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New(SIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Eaton Vance Management decreased its holdings in shares of Six Flags (NYSE:SIX) by 8.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 30,237 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,725 shares during the period. Eaton Vance Management’s holdings in Six Flags were worth $1,883,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Integrity Gaming (OTCMKTS: IGAMF) and Six Flags (NYSE:SIX) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ascent Capital Group, Inc.(ASCMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Bankwell Financial Group, Inc.(BWFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Bankwell Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:BWFG) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $35.33.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bankwell Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:BWFG) EVP Laura Waitz sold 1,265 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.30, for a total value of $39,594.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2019

Investment company T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund buys TransCanada Corp, Kimberly-Clark Corp, Philip Morris International Inc, Chubb, CVS Health Corp, Brighthouse Financial Inc, Franklin Resources Inc, L Brands Inc, Westar Energy Inc, Stericycle Inc, sells PG&E Corp, Illinois Tool Works Inc, Exelon Corp, American Express Co, Canadian Natural Resources during the 3-months ended 2017-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund. As of 2017-12-31, T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund owns 105 stocks with a total value of $21.4 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: CVS, BEN, LB, SRCL, Added Positions: TRP, KMB, PM, CB, BHF, WR, AIG, SO, XL, TEF, Reduced Positions: PCG, ITW, EXC, CNQ, GE, AMP, BA, DGE, MET, NTRS, Sold Out: AXP, RDS.A, CHRW, RBS, HSY, TWX,

For the details of T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=T+Rowe+Price+Equity+Income+Fund

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Deckers Outdoor Corporation(DECK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) to report quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $1.96 billion before the opening bell. Foot Locker shares gained 2.39 percent to $47.50 in after-hours trading.
    Zoe’s Kitchen Inc (NYSE: ZOES) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company also lowered its FY18 sales outlook from $358million-$368 million to $345 million-$352 million. Zoe’s Kitchen shares tumbled 23.64 percent to $11.05 in the after-hours trading session.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter. Ross Stores shares dropped 4.80 percent to $78.98 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) to have earned $1.15 per share on revenue of $277.35 million in the latest quarter. Hibbett will release earnings before the markets open. Hibbett shares rose 2.23 percent to $29.60 in after-hours trading.
    Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE: DECK) reported better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter. Deckers Outdoor shares surged 4.90 percent to $108.75 in the after-hours trading session.

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    Merger mania has been hitting Wall Street all month. Today, 21st Century Fox Inc. (Nasdaq: FOXA) has been urged by activist investor Chris Hohn to make a deal with Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA) if that company’s offer is better than the deal they could receive from The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS). Hohn’s firm disclosed in an SEC filing that it has a 7.4% stake in FOXA.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BBY, DB, KR, APRN
    Best Buy Corp. (NYSE: BBY) leads a busy day of earnings reports in New York. The Big Box retailer easily topped Wall Street expectations, with earnings per share of $0.82 on $9.11 billion in revenue. The average analyst expectation came in at $0.75 on $8.78 billion.
    The largest bank in Europe is facing problems again. This morning, Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE: DB) announced plans to slash 7,000 jobs as the firm attempts to restore profitability to its balance sheet. The announcement comes as the company’s chair faces a vote of no confidence at an annual general meeting taking place today.
    In other deal news, Kroger Inc. (NYSE: KR) has purchased Home Chef, the biggest privately owned meal kit delivery firm in the United States. The deal includes $200 million upfront and could be worth $700 million should Home Chef hit certain targets over its next five years. It is an interesting acquisition, given that rival Blue Apron Holdings Inc. (NYSE: APRN) has struggled since its IPO. Though APRN stock was up 3.8% this morning on news of the Home Chef deal, the stock is trading at just $3.07. It hit the market at $11.00 in June 2017. Look for additional earnings reports from Splunk Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLK), Deckers Outdoor Corp. (Nasdaq: DECK), Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Ross Stores Inc. (Nasdaq: ROST), Autodesk Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK), and Hormel Foods Corp. (NYSE: HRL).

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    That tendency for more of the same is likely to be true for many companies, as well. Among the companies that are likely to continue with business as usual — at least in the short term — is Deckers Outdoor (NYSE: DECK). 

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    Stocks to Watch Today: GE, FB, TSLA
    Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) popped 7% in pre-market hours after the company reported stronger-than-expected revenue before the bell. The firm’s profit estimates, however, fell $0.05 short of consensus expectations at $0.17 per share. CEO Larry Culp will still need to address three issues that are keeping many potential investors on edge: GE Capital still faces financial challenges, the SEC and Justice Department are still investigating the firm, and its power division has been burning cash at an incredible rate. Shares of Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) popped more than 11% in pre-market hours after the company crushed earnings after the bell Wednesday. The social media giant reported gains in daily active users in every geographic market on the planet. The firm also reported earnings per share of $2.38, topping expectations by $0.19. Its $16.91 billion in quarterly revenue also bested consensus expectations of $16.39 billion. The firm matched daily and monthly active user estimates. In addition, investors largely ignored the latest date scandal rattling sentiment. Shares of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) slumped 4.5% before the bell Thursday. During the company’s quarterly conference call, CEO Elon Musk announced that CFO Deepak Ahuja will be retiring. This is the second time that Ahuja has departed the company after returning just two years ago. Despite the departure, the firm’s quarterly earnings report was mixed overall. Adjusted earnings per share came in at $1.93, well below the $2.20 expected by analysts. Revenue, however, beat estimates, and Musk said he expects that his company will be profitable moving forward. Look for other earnings reports from Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA), Celegene Corp. (NASDAQ: CELG), Altria Group I

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) shares surged 20.6 percent to $6.39. WBB Securities upgraded Melinta Therapeutics from Hold to Speculative Buy.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) shares climbed 17.2 percent to $30.87 after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares rose 15.2 percent to $28.804 after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) gained 15 percent to $53.35 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) surged 14.2 percent to $2.625.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 13 percent to $5.12 after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) gained 12.8 percent to $16.97 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.
    Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima (NYSE: LOMA) shares rose 12 percent to $12.94.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) shares rose 12 percent to $5.07.
    Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) climbed 11.4 percent to $43.50.
    Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB) gained 11.3 percent to $24.7000.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 9.7 percent to $19.64.
    Park City Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYG) climbed 9 percent to $7.90.
    Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) gained 7.9 percent to $38.82 after Citron reversed previously bearish position on the stock.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares jumped 7.3 percent to $3.55.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 3.5 percent to $107.27 after reporting better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.

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Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation(BGFV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Those competitors would Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE: DKS) and Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), owner of Fred Meyer stores, that have stopped selling assault-style weapons or making sales to people under 21 years of age. Stores that continue to sell all kinds of guns include Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. (NASDAQ: BGFV) and Cabela’s, a sporting goods store that was acquired last year by privately held Bass Pro Shops.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

    Get Big 5 Sporting Goods alerts:

    Why Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV) Could Shock the Market Soon (zacks.com) Big 5 Sporting Goods (BGFV) Cut to Sell at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com) It’s Time To Sell Big 5 Sporting Goods (seekingalpha.com) Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp Stock [FallsFell] as Big Money Exit, Sentiment at 0.82 (thecasualsmart.com) A Look at Some Alternative Metrics For Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NasdaqGS:BGFV) (derbynewsjournal.com)

    Several analysts have weighed in on BGFV shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. ValuEngine raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.08.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Citigroup Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Co. (NASDAQ:BGFV) by 5,069.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 15,559 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 15,258 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc. owned about 0.07% of Big 5 Sporting Goods worth $112,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Nabors Industries Ltd.(NBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    This company provides drilling and rig services, and some feel it could be a takeover target. Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) owns and operates the largest land-based drilling rig fleet in the world, and it is a leading provider of offshore platform workover and drilling rigs in the United States and select international markets. Revenues in 2016 were $2.23 billion.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nabors Industries (NYSE:NBR) received a $12.00 price target from analysts at Royal Bank of Canada in a report issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the oil and gas company’s stock. Royal Bank of Canada’s target price suggests a potential upside of 92.31% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Niobio Cash (CURRENCY:NBR) traded 16.4% higher against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 20:00 PM ET on August 16th. Niobio Cash has a market cap of $195,546.00 and $370.00 worth of Niobio Cash was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Niobio Cash coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0018 or 0.00000029 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Crex24 and TradeOgre. During the last week, Niobio Cash has traded 2.2% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nabors Industries (NYSE:NBR) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 39,104,204 shares, a drop of 6.2% from the April 13th total of 41,702,268 shares. Currently, 11.5% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 6,716,985 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.8 days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Nabors Industries (NBR)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Niobio Cash (CURRENCY:NBR) traded 7.5% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on August 22nd. Niobio Cash has a market cap of $190,704.00 and approximately $242.00 worth of Niobio Cash was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Niobio Cash coin can now be purchased for about $0.0018 or 0.00000028 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including TradeOgre and Crex24. During the last seven days, Niobio Cash has traded up 11.4% against the US dollar.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Mimecast Limited(MIME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Investing in emerging growth stocks for the long haul can be a great way to produce market-beating returns, but with thousands of stocks to choose from, it can be tough figuring out which are worth owning. To help, I went searching for growth stocks that can be added to portfolios and picked Atlassian Corp. (NASDAQ:TEAM), Mimecast (NASDAQ:MIME), and 2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) as my favorite stocks to buy in May. Read on to learn if these stocks are right for your portfolio, too.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Mimecast (MIME)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Mimecast (NASDAQ:MIME) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Thursday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on MIME. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mimecast from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, September 28th. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Mimecast from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 20th. SunTrust Banks assumed coverage on Mimecast in a research note on Tuesday, September 18th. They issued a buy rating and a $54.00 price objective for the company. BMO Capital Markets reduced their price objective on Mimecast from $48.00 to $47.00 and set an outperform rating for the company in a research note on Friday, August 10th. Finally, Monness Crespi & Hardt upgraded Mimecast from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $48.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, September 13th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $45.08.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Mimecast (MIME)

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Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Agree Realty Corporation(ADC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Agree Realty Co. (NYSE:ADC) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $56.30 and last traded at $56.30, with a volume of 149645 shares. The stock had previously closed at $56.13.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AudioCoin (ADC) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. It launched on January 27th, 2014. AudioCoin’s total supply is 900,616,821 coins. The official website for AudioCoin is www.audiocoin.eu. AudioCoin’s official Twitter account is @Aurovine.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Agree Realty (NYSE:ADC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

    Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group set a $58.00 price objective on shares of Agree Realty and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, September 17th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price objective on shares of Agree Realty from $56.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Monday, September 10th. Wells Fargo & Co set a $63.00 price objective on shares of Agree Realty and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 4th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $57.00 price objective on shares of Agree Realty and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Agree Realty has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $57.63.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AudioCoin (CURRENCY:ADC) traded down 0.4% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 12:00 PM E.T. on September 19th. AudioCoin has a market cap of $644,317.00 and approximately $963.00 worth of AudioCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One AudioCoin coin can now be bought for about $0.0007 or 0.00000011 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Bleutrade, YoBit and Cryptopia. During the last week, AudioCoin has traded down 6.1% against the dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Agree Realty (NYSE:ADC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Agree Realty earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.5867138819155 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019

The markets surge over the past few months has lifted all sorts of stocks. But plenty of stocks remain misunderstood by the market, looking undervalued or, in some cases, grossly overpriced.

SEE ALSO: 5 Good Dividend Stocks Owned by Bill Gates

That was one of the takeaways from the Sohn Investment Conference, an annual event held in New York City to raise money for pediatric cancer care and research. Hedge fund managers, venture capitalists and other big investors took the stage at Lincoln Center on May 8 to present some of their best ideas, offering tips on what to buy and what to sell short (a technique for profiting off falling share prices).

Some of these ideas may be too esoteric, or risky, for most investors. One fund manager pitched the idea of profiting off non-performing Italian loans by buying shares in Italian bank UniCredit. He also suggested betting against bonds issued by the British government (which he doesnt think will do well in the aftermath of Brexit). Hedge fund billionaire David Einhorn suggested shorting energy-services company Core Laboratories (CLB, price $106.76). (Share prices are as of May 9.)

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ascent Capital Group, Inc.(ASCMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ascent Capital Group Inc Series A (ASCMA)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA)

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  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) $1.83 165.71%
    Radisys Corp. (Nasdaq: RSYS) $1.55 115.68%
    Ascent Capital Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCMA) $3.71 43.12%
    Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP) $4.36 40.63%
    Tintri Inc. (Nasdaq: TNTR) $0.18 40.49%
    Prana Biotechnology Ltd. (Nasdaq: PRAN) $2.35 39.96%
    Micronet Enertec Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: MICT) $1.60 39.40%
    Corindus Vascular Robotics (NYSE: CVRS) $1.17 34.40%
    ParkerVision Inc. (Nasdaq: PRKR) $0.70 30.65%
    SuperCom Ltd. (Nasdaq: SPCB) $0.24 30.10%

    While these gains are exciting, they pale in comparison to the profit potential of our top penny stock to buy this week.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ascent Capital Group Inc Series A (ASCMA)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ascent Capital Group Inc Series A (ASCMA)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ: ASCMA) and Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ:APDN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (MSBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Midland States Bancorp (MSBI)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Midland States Bancorp (NASDAQ:MSBI) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Midland States Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.8228508822808 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation(BGFV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Those competitors would Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE: DKS) and Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), owner of Fred Meyer stores, that have stopped selling assault-style weapons or making sales to people under 21 years of age. Stores that continue to sell all kinds of guns include Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. (NASDAQ: BGFV) and Cabela’s, a sporting goods store that was acquired last year by privately held Bass Pro Shops.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

    Get Big 5 Sporting Goods alerts:

    Why Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV) Could Shock the Market Soon (zacks.com) Big 5 Sporting Goods (BGFV) Cut to Sell at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com) It’s Time To Sell Big 5 Sporting Goods (seekingalpha.com) Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp Stock [FallsFell] as Big Money Exit, Sentiment at 0.82 (thecasualsmart.com) A Look at Some Alternative Metrics For Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NasdaqGS:BGFV) (derbynewsjournal.com)

    Several analysts have weighed in on BGFV shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. ValuEngine raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.08.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Citigroup Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Co. (NASDAQ:BGFV) by 5,069.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 15,559 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 15,258 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc. owned about 0.07% of Big 5 Sporting Goods worth $112,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Gogo Inc.(GOGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ: ENT) and Gogo Inflight Internet (NASDAQ:GOGO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Gogo Inflight Internet (NASDAQ:GOGO) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 36,604,500 shares, an increase of 11.5% from the April 30th total of 32,815,192 shares. Currently, 65.4% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 3,480,011 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 10.5 days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) fell about 15% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $4.15. Shares closed at $4.89 on Friday. The 52-week high is $14.76. Volume of around 2.7 million was about 50% above the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) traded down more than 34% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $5.46 after closing Monday at $8.33. The stock’s 52-week high is $14.76. Volume was about 10 times the daily average of around 1.1 million shares. The in-flight WiFi provider had its credit rating downgraded and its outlook cut to negative this morning.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) fell about 13.3% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $4.55 after closing at $5.25 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $14.76. Volume of about 3.2 million was over double the daily average of about 1.5 million. The WiFi supplier to airlines had no specific news Wednesday.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated(HBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Active Mover: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN) (alphabetastock.com) P/E Ratio under Consideration Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN) (stocksmarketcap.com) Stocks You Can’t Afford to Pass Up: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN), Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE … (journalfinance.net) Is this stock is Oversold? Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) (stockquote.review) Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NasdaqGS:HBAN) & Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ERI) Valuation at a Glance (parkcitycaller.com)

    Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub lowered Huntington Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. JPMorgan Chase lifted their price objective on Huntington Bancshares from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Huntington Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 5th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of Huntington Bancshares in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $16.75 price objective on shares of Huntington Bancshares in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.98.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Yesterday Trading Recap Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) Stock Price trades 4.85% (nasdaqchronicle.com) Huntington Bank Reports Increased Loan Production In SBA Fiscal Q2 2018 (finance.yahoo.com) Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NasdaqGS:HBAN) Boasting an ROIC Quality Score of -5.502819 (colbypost.com) Investor’s Alert (Earnings Per Share) Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) (thestockgem.com) $1.13 Billion in Sales Expected for Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)

    Huntington Bancshares opened at $15.69 on Friday, according to MarketBeat. The firm has a market cap of $17.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.01, a P/E/G ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 1.32. The company has a current ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85. Huntington Bancshares has a 52-week low of $12.14 and a 52-week high of $16.60.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Wednesday morning.

    HBAN has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Huntington Bancshares from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Nomura reduced their price target on Huntington Bancshares from $18.00 to $17.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $17.00 price target on Huntington Bancshares and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. UBS Group began coverage on Huntington Bancshares in a research report on Wednesday, March 21st. They issued a buy rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Hilliard Lyons upgraded Huntington Bancshares from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $17.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $16.98.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018

Macy’s (M) stock was slammed after its Investor Meeting, as reports focused on its gross margin challenges. However, it appears that Macy’s comparable store sale performance has improved compared to previous months and it looks quite capable of reaching its sales guidance for the full year. I believe that the market is now viewing Macy’s too negatively, putting too much weight on a weak February (which was likely influenced by delayed tax refunds) that made its Q1 comps quite weak and also temporarily affected its gross margins.

Comparable Store Sales Trends

Macy’s indicated that its May YTD (February to May) comparable store sales (owned plus licensed) improved by around 1% from its Q1 comparable store sales. As May has historically represented around 24% to 25% of Macy’s sales in the first four months, this means that May’s comps need to be approximately 4% better than Q1 comps to improve May YTD comps by 1%.

Thus, May’s comps (owned plus licensed) are estimated to be -0.6%. Based on Macy’s comments about how March/April performed a bit over 1% better than Q1’s average, we can also estimate that Macy’s owned plus licensed comps were around -7.4% in February and -3.4% in March/April. This leads to an estimate of -2.5% comps for the March to May period.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Charles Mizrahi, President and CEO, Hampton Investors, Inc.]

    Parker Hannifin (PH) generates strong revenue from its aerospace division, while its primary industrial segment is lagging.

    Overall, we like the company’s balanced portfolio. PH had solid order rates this past year with backlog of $3.6 billion between its industrial and aerospace segments.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Carnival Corporation(CUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK)shareholders have to be feeling pretty good these days. The stock hit yet another new high on Friday, and the stock is trading 13% higher so far in 2017.It’s been smooth sailing so far this year, but the first big test comes on Tuesday morning when the world’s largest cruise line operator reports financial results for its fiscal first quarter.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Universal Health Services (UHS) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after BuzzFeed published an investigative story alleging that the company’s psychiatric hospitals put profits ahead of people.

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    Shares of Universal Health Services dropped 12% to$111.30 today, while the S&P 500 rose 1.3% to 2,241.35, a record high.

    Universal Health Services’ stock had been minding its business for most of the day–it was up 1.1% at $127.76 at 3:10 p.m. today–when the story by BuzzFeed’s Rosalind Adams went live. Here’s the gist:

    Millwood Hospital is part of Americas largest psychiatric hospital chain, Universal Health Services, or UHS. Its more than 200 psychiatric facilities across the country admitted nearly 450,000 patients last year. The result was almost $7.5 billion in revenues from inpatient care last year and profit margins of around 30%. More than a third of the companys overall revenue from both medical hospitals and psychiatric facilities comes from taxpayers through Medicare and Medicaid.

    A yearlong BuzzFeed News investigation based on interviews with 175 current and former UHS staff, including 18 executives who ran UHS hospitals; more than 120 additional interviews with patients, government investigators, and other experts; and a cache of internal documents raises grave questions about the extent to which those profits were achieved at the expense of patients.

    Universal Health Services market capitalization dropped to $10.7 billion today from $12.3 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $680 million on sales of $9 billion in 2015.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Universal Health Services (UHS) slumped to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after getting downgraded by Raymond James.

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    Universal Health Servicesdropped 6.8% to $101.55 today, while the S&P 500 fell 0.8% to 2,253.28.

    Raymond James analyst John Ransom and team explain why they cut Universal Health Services to Market Perform from Outperform:

    We are lowering our rating onUniversal Health Services to a Market Perform (from an Outperform) due to an escalation in events surrounding last weeks Buzzfeed article. Last Friday (12/9), Senator Grassley, Chair of the Judiciary Committee, sent a letter…to the office of inspector general regarding details of the current federal investigation into Universal Health Services. Specifically, the letter rehashes the Buzzfeed article and requests an update on the investigation by Dec. 23. Our view is that – even ifUniversal Health Services management is correct on the legalities – we think the entrance of the venerable Senator Grassley into the mix takes the political risk to a more dangerous level. Plus – even if “suicide ideation” doesn’t generate additional revenues per admission, we think it’s possible that the heightened political scrutiny could invite more caution and/or red tape into the admissions process – either externally or from self-policing. Add in the ongoing OIG investigation, and we think the risk-reward is no longer compelling.

    Universal Health Services’ market capitalization fell to $9.8 billion today from $10.6 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $680 million on sales of $9 billion in 2015.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Universal Health Services (UHS), yesterday’s biggest loser, soared to the top of the S&P 500 today as it rebounded from the massive selloff.

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    Universal Health Servicesgained 6.9% to $108.57 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.4% to 2,262.03.

    Weakness in Universal Health Services began when Buzzfeed ran an article last week, contending the companys psychiatric hospitals put profits ahead of people. Yesterday, it tumbled when Raymond James cut its rating on the stock due to problems that could be caused by a potential Senate investigation.

    Universal Health Services’ market capitalization rose to $10.5 today from $9.8 billion yesterday, nearly recouping its drop from $10.6 billion on Dec. 13.

    It reported net income of $680 million on sales of $9 billion in 2015.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has at least one billion reasons to hope President Trump’s paring back of Dodd-Frank will include the Volcker Rule: Link

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  • [By David Zeiler]

    Fear that expense could return if Obamacare is repealed hammered hospital stocks on Nov. 9. HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HCA) fell almost 11%. Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS) slipped nearly 7%. And Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC) plummeted almost 25%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS) lost 8.4% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $1/99.81 after closing Tuesday at $108.99. The 52-week high is $139.77. Volume of around 5.8 million was nearly 6 times the daily average of around 1 million shares traded. Raymond James downgraded the stock this morning on news of another request for information from the company related to a federal investigation.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Chuy's Holdings, Inc.(CHUY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows El Pollo LoCo Holdings stabilizing over thepast two yearswhile potentialpeers like large cap Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG) andsmall capsFiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY)have performed better in the past and appear to be in downtrends for the past 1 1/2 years:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows El Pollo LoCo Holdings having fallen below its IPO price for retail investors, butsharesappear to have stabilized over the past year and a halfwhile potentialpeers like small capFiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) and large cap Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG) have performed better in the past and small cap Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY) is moving sideways:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Del Taco Restaurants now outperforming Mexican restaurant stock peers such as mid cap Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG) and small caps El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO), Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY) have mostly been drifting lower lately:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Chipotle Mexican Grills shares back to breakeven while of the small caps peers, El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO) has had the worst performance, Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) is off its 2015s peak and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY) has been a mixed performer:

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Dow Treasuries(DV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart of Apollo Education Group along with peersITT Educational Services, Inc (NYSE: ESI) and DeVry Education Group Inc (NYSE: DV) reflect the headwinds from the Obama administration:

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Cara Therapeutics, Inc.(CARA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Cara Therapeutics (CARA) , Verizon (VZ) , Radius Health (RDUS) and Six Flags (SIX) .

    Cramer was bearish on Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ) , General Motors (GM) , Pandora Media (P) , Cedar Fair (FUN) , Quotient Technology (QUOT) and Rite Aid (RAD) .

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    On the other hand, Cara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CARA) was up almost 1.9 percent in what also looked like a correction of the 1.6 percent gain registered over the regular trading session.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Voyager Therapeutics, Inc.(VYGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Voyager Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: VYGR) got a boost, shooting up 20 percent to $13.10 after the company announced 'positive' results from ongoing Phase 1b trial of VY-AADC01 for advanced Parkinson's disease.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: NanoString Technologies, Inc.(NSTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    NanoString Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: NSTG) was down, falling around 21 percent to $18.06 after the company issued weak revenue forecast for FY2016.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Midatech Pharma PLC(MTP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    But before we show you our pick, here are the top 10 penny stocks to watch this week…

    Penny Stocks Current Share Price (as of Jan. 5) Jan. 2-5 Gain (as of Jan. 5)
    My Size Inc. (Nasdaq: MYSZ) $1.66 152.28%
    Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.47 89.52%
    DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) $1.675 58.02%
    CAS Medical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CASM) $1.09 55.71%
    China HGS Real Estate Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSH) $1.83 47.58%
    Aethlon Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD) $1.56 43.12%
    Midatech Pharma Plc. (Nasdaq: MTP) $1.23 43.01%
    Comstock Holding Cos. Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) $1.87 36.5%
    Cenveo Inc. (Nasdaq: CVO) $1.20 31.82%
    EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.6844 31.62%

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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation(BGFV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) and Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) have both had a great 2016. As far as stock performance goes, Big 5 is the winner this year. But which company is in better shape for the new year?

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

A Google Inc. Home device is displayed in front of YouTube Inc. signage during the company’s unveiling of a new television subscription service at the YouTube Space LA venue in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Competition in the streaming TV market looks set to heat up, with Internet behemoth Google announcing that it will roll out a new service called YouTube TV in major cities in the United States over the next few months. AT&T, which became the largest U.S. pay TV provider in 2015 after its acquisition of DirecTV, is likely to be paying close attention to Google’s moves, as the carrier is betting big on its steaming TV offering – DirecTV Now – to mitigate the effects of a shrinking U.S. pay TV market. Below, we take a look at how Google’s upcoming offering compares and whether it poses a legitimate threat to AT&T and other players.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Internap Network Services Corporation(INAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    These are the 10 best penny stocks that have seen the biggest returns over the last week (March 7 – March 14)…

    Penny StockCurrent PriceWeekly Gain (March 7 – March 14)Ocera Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: OCRX)$1.47+147.1%Internap Corp. (Nasdaq: INAP)$3.28+41.4%Soligenix Inc. (Nasdaq: SNGX)$2.94+40%Navios Maritime Partners LP (NYSE: NMM)$2.63+37%QuickLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QUIK)$2.14+30.5%Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP)$4.60+22.7EXCO Resources Inc. (NYSE: XCO)$0.65+20.5%Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CYCC)$4.38+20.3%Hebron Technology Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: HEBT)$3.99+19.1%Curis Inc. (Nasdaq: CRIS)$2.85+18.4%

    As a reminder, this is only a tracking metric of penny stocks trading on SEC-regulated exchanges like the Nasdaq and NYSE. Although these top penny stocks are safer than those trading on the pink sheets, we don’t recommend buying any of them without the proper amount of financial research.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Internap Corp (NASDAQ: INAP) got a boost, shooting up 28 percent to $2.32 as the company reported that it has raised $43 million in a common equity private placement.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Internap Corp (NASDAQ: INAP) got a boost, shooting up 13 percent to $2.97 on strong quarterly results. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Internap from Hold to Buy and raised the price target from $2.00 to $5.50.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pretium Resources, Inc.(PVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Pretium Resources (PVG) remains on target with its development of what will be a world-class gold mine in British Columbia. The Brucejack property is slated to begin commercial production in mid-2017.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: SORL Auto Parts Inc.(SORL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Loxo Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 32.7 percent to $65.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported that larotrectinib trial demonstrated 76 percent confirmed objective response rate.
    Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX) shares rose 22 percent to $7.20 in the pre-market trading session after the company on Friday presented updated data for SD-101 in combination with KEYTRUDA.
    Puma Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ: PBYI) rose 21.7 percent to $99.75 in pre-market trading as the company disclosed positive PB272 Phase 2 data from TBCRC 022 trial at ASCO17.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares rose 20.7 percent to $3.21 in pre-market trading after the company reported that RedZone has acquired all the assets of Trendit including three technology patents.
    Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE: FOR) rose 13.1 percent to $16.05 in pre-market trading after D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) proposed to buy 75 percent of Forestar Group for $16.25 per share in cash.
    TG Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: TGTX) shares rose 12 percent to $15.50 in pre-market trading after the company said Phase 3 GENUINE trial met primary endpoint with TG-1101 + ibrutinib increasing overall response rate by >70 percent versuss ibrutinib alone.
    Gigamon Inc (NYSE: GIMO) gained 10.8 percent to $43.55. Reuters reported that Gigamon is exploring a potential sale.
    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) rose 8.7 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading after the company announced Rapivab pediatric sNDA acceptance by the FDA.
    Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ: ARRY) rose 7.2 percent to $8.77 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.68 percent on Friday.
    Ehi Car Services Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: EHIC) shares rose 6.4 percent to $10.76 in pre-market trading. eHi Car Services posted Q1 earnings of $0.06 on sales of $89.43 million.
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS) rose 5.9 percent to $114.79 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Friday.
    Sorl Auto
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares shot up 19 percent to $7.15 after the company reported strong results for its third quarter and raised its FY17 outlook. The company reported Q3 EPS of 44 cents, up from 17 cents in the same quarter of last year. The company reported sales of $101.33 million, up from $63.7 million in the same quarter of last year.

  • [By ]

    1. Sorl Auto Parts (Nasdaq: SORL)
    Shares of this Chinese automobile brake and safety equipment maker are setting up to be an ideal breakout candidate. Sorl supplies automobile brakes and safety equipment to over 75 original equipment manufacturers, most of them in China.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Forward Pharma A/S(FWP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Last Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested going long on small cap clinical-stage biopharmaceutical stock Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP):

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of theDanish drugmaker Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ:FWP) gained 48.2% yesterday as the result of a settlement and licensing deal with Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB)involving an ongoing patent dispute over the multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera. Per the terms of the deal, Biogen will fork overa non-refundable$1.25 billion licensing fee, and possibly pay 10% to 20% royalties on Tecfidera’snet sales to Forward starting in 2021.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation(BGFV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) and Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) have both had a great 2016. As far as stock performance goes, Big 5 is the winner this year. But which company is in better shape for the new year?