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Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now

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The all sell below their stated book value, a sure sign of just how unwanted they&s;ve become. They languish sadly in the remote, distant land of the very, very low price/earnings ratio. These are the most unloved stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.

Will some contrarian stock picker eventually find them attractive for who they are? Are there any remaining bold investors out there who track down equities this cheap and out-of-favor? I don&s;t know, but here are 5 NYSE-listed stocks that few want to even dance with:

&l;strong&g;IAMGOLD Corporation&l;/strong&g; is a Canadian-based mining outfit that is now trading at a level just below its book value. The price/earnings ratio is a staggeringly low 5.

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Suncor Energy Inc.(SU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Addenda Capital Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE:SU) (TSE:SU) by 97.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,121,057 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,536,736 shares during the quarter. Suncor Energy accounts for about 4.4% of Addenda Capital Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 5th largest holding. Addenda Capital Inc. owned approximately 0.19% of Suncor Energy worth $117,176,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In early June, Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) put out a press release announcing that it was “set up for strong production for the remainder of the year.” Driving Suncor’s view was the fact that it finished all the major maintenance projects across its facilities and its recently completed expansion projects were exceeding expectations. 

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    With the country’s current pipeline capacity filled to the brim, it makes it nearly impossible for producers to expand output much further, since the only way to get those supplies to market centers is via rail, which is much more expensive. That’s why leading Canadian oil sands producer Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) recently said that it wouldn’t approve any more expansion projects until it sees construction start on new pipelines.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    It seems every quarter lately, Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) has had to deal with some grueling challenge affecting its bottom line — whether it’s the wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, the technical failures at its Syncrude oil sands upgrading facility, or the inability for other companies to build crude oil pipelines out of Alberta. This past quarter, the lack of pipelines really reared its head, and the price of Canadian crude oil slipped below $10 per barrel in the fourth quarter. But despite this problem and the ones that have preceded it, Suncor has somehow found a way to produce respectable results.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Helen of Troy Limited(HELE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Helen of Troy Limited (NYSE: HELE)Q1 2019 Helen Of Troy Limited Earnings Conference callJul. 09, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Saturday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 8th. The company reported $2.40 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.16 by $0.24. The business had revenue of $431.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $425.76 million. Helen of Troy had a net margin of 12.19% and a return on equity of 18.45%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $2.52 EPS. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Helen of Troy Limited will post 7.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: B&G Foods, Inc.(BGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    B&G Foods (NYSE: BGS) and Conagra Brands (NYSE:CAG) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the thirteen analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $34.67.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) – Analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies reduced their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of B&G Foods in a report released on Wednesday, August 29th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Lavery now anticipates that the company will earn $0.60 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.65. Piper Jaffray Companies currently has a “Neutral” rating and a $31.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for B&G Foods’ Q1 2019 earnings at $0.55 EPS and Q3 2019 earnings at $0.62 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Tuesday.

    Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a buy rating and set a $38.00 price target on shares of B&G Foods in a research note on Tuesday, April 3rd. Credit Suisse Group cut shares of B&G Foods from a neutral rating to an underperform rating and decreased their price target for the company from $34.00 to $21.00 in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Stephens reissued a buy rating and set a $35.00 price target on shares of B&G Foods in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Buckingham Research decreased their price target on shares of B&G Foods from $40.00 to $36.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Berenberg Bank raised shares of B&G Foods from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, May 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $35.20.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Friedman Industries Inc.(FRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Friedman Industries (NYSEAMERICAN:FRD) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $48.19 million for the quarter. Friedman Industries had a return on equity of 2.05% and a net margin of 1.19%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Farad (CURRENCY:FRD) traded 24.6% higher against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 14:00 PM E.T. on June 28th. Farad has a market capitalization of $825,559.00 and approximately $54.00 worth of Farad was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Farad has traded up 3.4% against the dollar. One Farad token can currently be bought for about $0.0061 or 0.00000100 BTC on exchanges.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: 58.com Inc.(WUBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.73 billion.
    McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $3.56 per share on revenue of $51.25 billion.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.39 per share on revenue of $8.00 billion.
    Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.39 billion.
    Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $291.47 million.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $841.75 million.
    The Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE: TD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $6.86 billion.
    Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.61 per share on revenue of $8.05 billion.
    58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $372.49 million.
    Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE: LXFT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $228.53 million.
    The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $916.73 million.
    StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ: GASS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $37.75 million.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: THR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $96.24 million.
    Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ: TOUR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.03 per share on revenue of $76.72 million.

     

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    21Vianet Group (NASDAQ: VNET) and 58.com (NYSE:WUBA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    US Bancorp DE cut its stake in 58.com Inc (NYSE:WUBA) by 23.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,088 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 646 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in 58.com were worth $167,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    58.com Inc (NYSE:WUBA) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has assigned a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $78.20.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    58.com (NYSE:WUBA) was downgraded by TheStreet from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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By now anyone who follows the burgeoning cannabis industry or legalization movement has heard about Attorney General Jeff Sessions&a;rsquo; decision to rescind an Obama-era guidance memo that provided a degree of protection for state-licensed medical and adult-use businesses across the country. My friend and fellow Forbes contributor, Tom Angell, has done an outstanding job chronicling this and its potential implications, and &l;a href=&q;https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/#331f05b637d9&q; target=&q;_blank&q; rel=&q;noopener noreferrer&q;&g;his work is a great place to start&l;/a&g; for a complete background on this issue.

While much has been written about Sessions&a;rsquo; decision, it&a;rsquo;s important to put this news into context and look at what allowed this new industry to flourish in the way that it has over the past decade.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sphere 3D Corp.(ANY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DST Systems (NASDAQ: ANY) and Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Active Stock of Yesterday— Sphere 3D Corp. (ANY) (stockmarketstop.com) Sphere 3D Corp. (NasdaqCM:ANY): A Look at the 60.00000 Margin Score (zeelandpress.com) Hot Aspects to Watch Out: Sphere 3D Corp. (ANY) (nysedaily.com) How the Internet Caused Explosive Growth in the Flat Earth Theory (innotechtoday.com) Visualizing Toxicity in Twitter Conversations (medium.com)

    Shares of NASDAQ ANY remained flat at $$0.27 during trading hours on Friday. The company had a trading volume of 418,237 shares, compared to its average volume of 548,559. Sphere 3D has a 1 year low of $0.13 and a 1 year high of $4.80.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) fell by more than 48% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.57 after closing at $1.10 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $7.25. Volume of about 5.3 million was more than 10 times the daily average. Another secondary stock offering. This time 3.3 million shares plus warrants at $0.70.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: B&G Foods, Inc.(BGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 2,993 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,339% compared to the average daily volume of 208 put options.

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    B&G Foods (BGS) : “No, we’re going to stay away. This group is a snake pit.”

    Masco (MAS) : “I like Masco. We have a housing shortage and that’s good for Masco.”

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    Cramer was bearish on BGC Partners (BGCP) , Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) , Sterling Construction Co. Inc.  (STRL) and B&G Foods (BGS) .

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tekla Healthcare Investors(HQH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tekla Healthcare Investors (NYSE:HQH) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, August 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 28th will be given a dividend of 0.47 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 27th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of Nova Scotia cut its stake in shares of Tekla Healthcare Investors (NYSE:HQH) by 19.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 69,440 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 17,077 shares during the period. Bank of Nova Scotia owned about 0.17% of Tekla Healthcare Investors worth $1,493,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Frequency Electronics Inc.(FEIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Frequency Electronics (NASDAQ:FEIM) was upgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Frequency Electronics (NASDAQ:FEIM) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Frequency Electronics earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.4556074629456 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Layne Christensen Company(LAYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Barclays PLC increased its holdings in shares of Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN) by 1,886.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 56,851 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 53,989 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Layne Christensen were worth $848,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Layne Christensen earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.8722865003839 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Critical Survey: Layne Christensen (LAYN) and Real Goods Solar (RGSE) (americanbankingnews.com) Glass Lewis joins ISS in supporting Layne Christensen buyout (seekingalpha.com) Glass Lewis Joins ISS in Recommending that Layne Christensen Stockholders Vote for the Proposed Merger with Granite (prnewswire.com) Net income boost as investors vote on Layne closure (globalwaterintel.com) Edited Transcript of LAYN earnings conference call or presentation 6-Jun-18 1:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)

    LAYN stock traded down $0.17 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $15.58. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 16,668 shares, compared to its average volume of 247,366. The company has a quick ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.67. The company has a market capitalization of $318.08 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -21.64 and a beta of 0.50. Layne Christensen has a 12 month low of $8.19 and a 12 month high of $16.96.

Best Bank Stocks For 2018

BidaskClub upgraded shares of The Ultimate Software Group (NASDAQ:ULTI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Friday.

Several other brokerages also recently weighed in on ULTI. TheStreet upgraded shares of The Ultimate Software Group from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report on Tuesday. Wedbush downgraded shares of The Ultimate Software Group from an outperform rating to a neutral rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $234.00 to $255.00 in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Mizuho restated a buy rating and set a $270.00 price objective on shares of The Ultimate Software Group in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. JMP Securities boosted their price objective on shares of The Ultimate Software Group from $230.00 to $260.00 and gave the stock a market outperform rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 17th. Finally, SunTrust Banks boosted their price objective on shares of The Ultimate Software Group from $250.00 to $280.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The Ultimate Software Group has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $253.29.

Best Bank Stocks For 2018: Galapagos NV(GLPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Our investing experts have made some tremendous picks over the last several years, outperforming the S&P 500 by 100%, 200%, or even as much as 700% in the case of Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon’s 2012 pick of Galapagos NV (Nasdaq: GLPG).

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Keith Speights, and Sean Williams]

    Around 44,000 CF patients have gene mutations that are addressable by Vertex’s current drugs. The company is moving forward with several late-stage studies of new triple-drug combinations that hold the potential to treat another 24,000 CF patients.While AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) and Galapagos (NASDAQ:GLPG) are also developing triple-drug CF combos, Vertex has a clear head start.

  • [By Todd Campbell, Sean Williams, and Brian Feroldi]

    There have been more stock market pops and drops lately and that might have you wondering what healthcare stocks can be bought to take advantage of this volatility. Buying healthcare stocks during periods of volatility can be smart because demand for healthcare products and services usually isn’t discretionary. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it makes sense to buy every healthcare stock out there. To find out what healthcare stocks it might make sense to buy this month, we asked top Motley Fool investors what companies are on their radar. In their view,Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA), Novacure (NASDAQ:NVCR), and Galapagos (NASDAQ:GLPG)should be at the top of your idea list right now. Read on to find out why.

Best Bank Stocks For 2018: Globus Maritime Limited(GLBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Globus Maritime (NASDAQ:GLBS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Globus Maritime earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the shipping company an impact score of 45.6853785900783 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Best Bank Stocks For 2018: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Those numbers look dismal compared to the company’s cybersecurity peers. For example, Symantec’s bigger industry peer Check Point Software (NASDAQ:CHKP)is expected to post 2% sales growth and 5% earnings growth, yet its stock trades at just 17 times this year’s earnings.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    For investors looking for a cybersecurity stock, I think a bigger security company like Palo Alto Networks or Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) would be a better option. At this juncture, I think FireEye’s high expenditures and sluggish revenue growth outweigh the potential benefits of buying the stock.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) plies its trade in the fast-growing cybersecurity market — a market that’s expected to hit $96 billion in revenue this year, an increase of 8% over 2017, accordingto Gartner’s estimates. However, one look at the cybersecurity specialist’s recent performance indicates that it hasn’t been able to capitalize on that vast potential.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.24 million shares from the previous reading of 8.45 million. Shares were trading at $102.91, in a 52-week range of $95.03 to $119.20.

Best Bank Stocks For 2018: Grifols, S.A.(GRFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Financial Gravity Companies Inc. raised its stake in shares of Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) by 264.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 13,862 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,054 shares during the quarter. Financial Gravity Companies Inc.’s holdings in Grifols were worth $282,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Best Bank Stocks For 2018: B&G Foods, Inc.(BGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
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    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 2,993 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,339% compared to the average daily volume of 208 put options.

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B&G Foods Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (BGS)

B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 2,993 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,339% compared to the average daily volume of 208 put options.

Shares of B&G Foods stock opened at $25.05 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,669.13, a P/E ratio of 11.82 and a beta of 0.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.52, a current ratio of 4.40 and a quick ratio of 1.91. B&G Foods has a 1 year low of $22.35 and a 1 year high of $43.10.

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B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $473.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $482.51 million. B&G Foods had a return on equity of 17.29% and a net margin of 13.04%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.29 EPS. research analysts forecast that B&G Foods will post 2.12 earnings per share for the current year.

B&G Foods declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program on Tuesday, March 13th that permits the company to repurchase $50.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be given a $0.465 dividend. This represents a $1.86 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. B&G Foods’s payout ratio is currently 87.74%.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price on shares of B&G Foods in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded B&G Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Berenberg Bank downgraded B&G Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 target price for the company. in a report on Thursday, March 1st. ValuEngine downgraded B&G Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, William Blair reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of B&G Foods in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $35.89.

In related news, CEO Robert C. Cantwell bought 10,000 shares of B&G Foods stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $26.42 per share, with a total value of $264,200.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 206,239 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,448,834.38. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Vanessa E. Maskal sold 8,475 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.00, for a total value of $254,250.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 102,319 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,069,570. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders bought 11,075 shares of company stock valued at $293,701. Insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. North Star Investment Management Corp. increased its position in B&G Foods by 18.3% in the 4th quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. now owns 9,902 shares of the company’s stock worth $348,000 after purchasing an additional 1,534 shares during the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its position in B&G Foods by 6.3% in the 4th quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 28,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,005,000 after purchasing an additional 1,700 shares during the last quarter. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC increased its position in B&G Foods by 19.3% in the 4th quarter. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC now owns 10,556 shares of the company’s stock worth $371,000 after purchasing an additional 1,708 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in B&G Foods by 1.5% in the 4th quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 117,906 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,144,000 after purchasing an additional 1,749 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Summit X LLC increased its position in B&G Foods by 13.2% in the 4th quarter. Summit X LLC now owns 16,580 shares of the company’s stock worth $584,000 after purchasing an additional 1,930 shares during the last quarter. 97.37% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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B&G Foods Company Profile

B&G Foods, Inc manufactures, sells, and distributes a portfolio of shelf-stable and frozen foods in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Its products include frozen and canned vegetables, hot cereals, fruit spreads, canned meats and beans, bagel chips, spices, seasonings, hot sauces, wine vinegars, maple syrups, molasses, salad dressings, pizza crusts, Mexican-style sauces, dry soups, taco shells and kits, salsas, pickles, peppers, tomato-based products, puffed corn and rice snacks, cookies and crackers, nut clusters, and other specialty products.

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