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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now

Charlie Munger (Trades, Portfolio) is an investor and the business partner of the world’s most famous investor, Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio), but he is also among the rarified group that cleaned up during the financial crisis. The fountain of wit, wisdom and ice-cold discipline got into the market at its most despairing and quietly made a small fortune, primarily on banks, which he still owns nearly a decade later. With the rally in financials in recent months, Munger has three that continue to thrive.

Munger’s move into stocks began in 2009 after keeping most of the investment funds of his company, Daily Journal (NASDAQ:DJCO), in cash and U.S. Treasurys. Initially, he sold most of the Treasurys earning nominal interest to buy $15.5 million in stocks of two Fortune 200 companies, saying he “took advantage of near-panic selling in the stock market.” By September 2010, the unnamed stocks had provided a $9.30 million gain.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Fibrocell Science Inc(FCSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSC) were down 10 percent to $2.58. Fibrocell reported a $6.0 million registered direct offering priced at-the-market.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Alexander Bird]

    We’re talking 471% potential gains…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) $2.50 158.64%
    Astrotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ASTC) $4.17 132.80%
    Xenetic Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: XBIO) $5.58 71.95%
    Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) $2.73 38.43%
    United States Antimony Corp. (NYSE: UAMY) $0.49 36.47%
    Soeno Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: SLNO) $2.65 33.05%
    Fibrocell Science Inc. (Nasdaq: FCSC) $3.16 31.36%
    Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: TNK) $1.30 29.70%
    Neovasc Inc. (Nasdaq: NVCN) $0.04 27.30%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.24 25.98%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, investors who know where to look can unlock even bigger gains…

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ringcentral, Inc.(RNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    RingCentral Inc  (NYSE:RNG)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 11, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RingCentral Inc (NYSE:RNG) COO David Sipes sold 6,100 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.96, for a total transaction of $463,356.00. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 277,992 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $21,116,272.32. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) were up 2.9% during trading on Friday after SunTrust Banks raised their price target on the stock to $80.00. SunTrust Banks currently has a buy rating on the stock. RingCentral traded as high as $81.20 and last traded at $74.55. Approximately 19,219 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 96% from the average daily volume of 485,528 shares. The stock had previously closed at $76.80.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Farmer Brothers Company(FARM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Farmer Bros Co (NASDAQ:FARM) CEO Michael H. Keown sold 23,333 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.03, for a total transaction of $654,023.99. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 68,405 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,917,392.15. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Farmer Brothers (NASDAQ:FARM) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $23.60 and last traded at $24.15, with a volume of 728 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $23.70.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) shares jumped 92.1 percent to $7.01.
    iPic Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: IPIC) gained 21.6 percent to $9.73.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares jumped 18.7 percent to $53.49 after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) shares jumped 15.9 percent to $50.50. The company's "Smackdown Live" may not be renewed at NBCUniversal network and the company's "Monday Night Raw" program could be worth three times its current value elsewhere, according to a report for The Hollywood Reporter.
    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPI) gained 14.7 percent to $ 20.46 after the company issued further details on Phase 3 ADVANCE study of ROLONTIS.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) climbed 13.4 percent to $5.5009.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) rose 13.3 percent to $ 14.23 after the company announced presentation of Phase 2 data from prostate cancer trial of 177Lu-PSMA-617 at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX) gained 12.9 percent to $1.7499 after the company announced the sale of Post-Panamax Container Vessel for $21 million.
    Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) gained 12.7 percent to $12.43. Essendant confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal from Staples of $11.50 per share in cash.
    Blink Charging Co (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 11.8 percent to $8.04 after surging 31.68 percent on Wednesday.
    OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPHC) gained 11.5 percent to $5.15.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares climbed 10.7 percent to $3.74.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 7.9 percent to $25.95 after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Minerva Neurosciences Inc (NASDAQ: NERV) rose 6.5 percent to $6.93 after Journal of Clinical Psychiatry published positive results of cognitive performance from Phase 2B trial of roluperidone in schizophrenia patients.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.6 percent to $40
  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    If Coca-Cola intends to stay focused on coffee for the time being, perhaps Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) could be a potential target. This distributor of coffee and other beverage and food products sports a market cap near $500 million.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust Inc. (BSD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BitSend (CURRENCY:BSD) traded down 8.9% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 16:00 PM Eastern on June 20th. During the last week, BitSend has traded 5.1% higher against the U.S. dollar. BitSend has a market cap of $6.58 million and approximately $147,698.00 worth of BitSend was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One BitSend coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.34 or 0.00004993 BTC on major exchanges including LiteBit.eu, Cryptopia, SouthXchange and Bittrex.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BitSend (CURRENCY:BSD) traded 3.6% higher against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on June 2nd. One BitSend coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.53 or 0.00006976 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Livecoin, Cryptopia, SouthXchange and LiteBit.eu. BitSend has a market cap of $10.33 million and approximately $22,076.00 worth of BitSend was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, BitSend has traded up 2.3% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BitSend (BSD) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the X11 hashing algorithm. BitSend’s total supply is 19,754,725 coins. BitSend’s official Twitter account is @Bit_send. The official website for BitSend is www.bitsend.info.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Big Lots, Inc.(BIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) was down, falling around 9 percent to $37.35 after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued downbeat earnings forecast.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) and Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Sean Williams, and Brian Stoffel]

    So we asked three Motley Fool contributors to highlight a stock they think is a great dividend investment today. Here’s why they picked Big Lots (NYSE:BIG), Enviva Partners (NYSE:EVA), and TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP). 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the twenty analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $51.50.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG) traded down about 11.5% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $36.20 after closing Thursday at $40.91. The stock’s 52-week high is $64.42. Volume was about six times the daily average of around 1.6 million shares. The company missed profit and same-store sales when it reported quarterly results this morning.

Hot China Stocks For 2018

Instagram launches live video and disappearing messages Snapchat may be banned in China, but that isn’t stopping the messaging app’s parent company from building a toehold in the world’s most populous country.

Snap Inc. says it has opened a technology office in the southern city of Shenzhen to focus on Spectacles, the startup’s camera-equipped sunglasses that can send footage to users’ Snapchat accounts.

Spectacles are already assembled in China, but the new office, which already employs about 20 people, is working on research and development. The devices are Snap’s first foray into hardware, using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to connect with people’s phones.

Snap says it has more than 1,500 employees around the world, with the majority of its product design and engineering efforts in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters.

Hot China Stocks For 2018: Royal Bank Scotland plc (The)(RBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul R. La Monica]

    European banks worse off than 2008? Lamensdorf is concerned about the exposure to bad loans (especially energy company debt) held by big banks such as Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Credit Suisse (CS) and Deutsche Bank (DB). He’s shorting all three.

  • [By Jonathan Morgan]

    Adidas AG slid 2.9 percent after lowering its profit forecast for 2013. Direct Line Insurance Group Plc lost 2.5 percent as Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc (RBS) sold a 630 million-pound ($1 billion) stake in the U.K.s biggest car insurer.

Hot China Stocks For 2018: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.(LYV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer checked in with Michael Rapino, president and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment (LYV) , a stock that’s up 44% since Cramer last spoke with him a little more than a year ago but also one that fell 3% in today’s session on what appeared to be solid quarterly results.

Hot China Stocks For 2018: Big Lots, Inc.(BIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, and raised its FY17 guidance.

    Big Lots posted quarterly earnings of $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.111 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.04 per share on revenue of $1.12 billion. Its comparable store sales rose 1 percent during the quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, and raised its FY17 guidance.

    Big Lots posted quarterly earnings of $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.111 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.04 per share on revenue of $1.12 billion. Its comparable store sales rose 1 percent during the quarter.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap off-price or value price retailers like Five Belowand Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) along with large capRoss Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: ROST) largely moving higher in positive territoryamidstvolatility:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) reported upbeat earnings for its third quarter and raised its profit outlook for the year.

    Big Lots posted quarterly earnings of $0.04 per share, on revenue of $1.105 billion. However, analysts were expecting a loss of $0.01 per share on revenue of $1.12 billion.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    As for individual stocks, Costco Wholesale(NASDAQ:COST) and Big Lots (NYSE:BIG) were some of the biggest individual movers as investors reacted to details from their latest quarterly earnings reports.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap off-price or value price retailers like Five Belowand Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) along with large capRoss Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: ROST) largely moving into positive territory albeit with their share of volatility:

great stocks under 10

Wall Street could hardly be quieter, with large-cap stocks in their narrowest trading range since the 1960s as the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) continues in its longest consecutive streak below 11.

The national psyche is obsessed with the cavalcade of political news out of Washington; largely ignoring market-specific events like chatter of an OPEC-Russia supply freeze extension of a bit of softness in the housing market. Despite this, Big Tech stocks remain well bid with a narrow group of all-stars pushing the Nasdaq to a new high.

In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost a fraction, the S&P 500 lost 0.1%, the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.3% and the Russell 2000 gained 0.1%. Treasury bonds were stronger, the dollar weakened again, gold gained 0.5% and crude oil lost 0.4% as the bounce from the supply freeze extension news from earlier in the week faded on realization it will only steepen OPEC’s market share loss to U.S. shale producers.

great stocks under 10: BanColombia S.A.(CIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Bancolombia SA (ADR) (NYSE: CIB) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.77 per share on revenue of $945.66 million.

    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) is estimated to post its earnings for the latest quarter.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Analysts at Credit Suisse downgraded shares of Bancolombia SA (ADR) (NYSE: CIB) from Outperform to Neutral, while boosting their price target from $38 to $40.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Foreign Regional Banks: This industry declined 2 percent by 11:00 am with Bancolombia SA (ADR) (NYSE: CIB) moving down 3.7 percent. Bancolombia’s PEG ratio is 4.51.

great stocks under 10: VEXIM EUR0.10 (VXMFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    French medical device maker Vexim (OTC:VXMFF) contracted with an unnamed China lab to begin China registration studies for its vertebral fracture repair device, SpineJack庐. Vexim recently was granted patents for the device in China and Japan. SpineJack is an implant designed to repair a fractured vertebra and restore spinal cord balance. The 30 minute procedure is useful in 95% of vertebral fractures, according to Vexim. SpineJack was CE marked for EU use in 2010 and now is indicated for trauma and other vertebral fractures.

great stocks under 10: Big Lots, Inc.(BIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, and raised its FY17 guidance.

    Big Lots posted quarterly earnings of $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.111 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.04 per share on revenue of $1.12 billion. Its comparable store sales rose 1 percent during the quarter.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap off-price or value price retailers like Five Belowand Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) along with large capRoss Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: ROST) largely moving higher in positive territoryamidstvolatility:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap off-price or value price retailers like Five Belowand Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) along with large capRoss Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: ROST) largely moving into positive territory albeit with their share of volatility:

great stocks under 10: Teck Resources Ltd(TCK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Stephens (Equal-Weight) and Citi (Sell) both downgraded Atwood Oceanics (NYSE: ATW).

    Sell-Side's Most Noteworthy Calls
    Investec downgraded Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD) to Hold.
    Deutsche Bank downgraded Freeport McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) to Hold.
    Goldman Sachs upgraded Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) to Buy.
    Barclays upgraded Teck Resources (NYSE: TCK) to Overweight.
    BTIG started Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) at Neutral.
    Deal Talk

    U.S. oil refiner Tesoro (NYSE: TSO) said it would buy Western Refining (NYSE: WNR) for $4.1 billion to add refineries in Texas, New Mexico and Minnesota. The combined company will have refining capacity of over 1.1 million barrels per day. Tesoro has refineries in California, Washington, Alaska, Utah and North Dakota.

great stocks under 10: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.(CMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Unfortunately, there were a lot of disappointing companies to choose from. We picked the worst of the worst. Check out our list of the most-hated companies of 2016…

    Most-Hated Companies 2016 No. 5: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG)

    Chipotle’s problems all started in July 2015 with an E. coli outbreak…

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Just when you thought that a return to positive comps would spell an end to the giveaways thatChipotle Mexican Grill(NYSE:CMG)sprinkled through 2016, the former fast-casual darling is back with another online game where everybody’s a winner.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Troubled mid cap restaurant stock Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG) reported Q2 2017 earnings after the market closed today. Revenue was up 17.1% to $1.17 billion driven by new restaurant openings (50 new restaurants were opened during the quarter and two were closed, bringing the total restaurant count to 2,339) and an 8.1% increase in comparable restaurant sales. Comparable restaurant sales improved primarily due to an increase in customer visits, along with an increase in average check as a result of a reduction in promotional activity. Food costs were 34.1% of revenue, a decrease of 10 basis points as compared to the second quarter of 2016 ashigher avocado costs were offset by lower costs from bringing the preparation of lettuce and bell peppers back intorestaurants, as well as the benefit of menu price increases in select restaurants in the second quarter of 2017, and a decrease in paper usage and costs. Net income increased 161% to $66.7 million.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after M Science, a data analytics firm, predicted better same-store sales.

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    Chipotle Mexican Grillgained 2.8% to $407.52 today, while the S&P 500 dropped 1.2% to 2,344.02.

    Bloomberg’s Craig Giammona and Leslie Patton have the details on the M Science report:

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. shares rose the most in almost six weeks after data-analysis firm M Science predicted that first-quarter sales will easily beat Wall Streets estimates, bringing a ray of optimism to a chain battered by a food-safety crisis.

    The researcher studied same-store sales during February and the first 10 days of March, according to M Science Chief Executive Officer Michael Marrale. The firm made the call based on multiple data sets and proprietary models, he said.

    Chipotle Mexican Grill’s market capitalization rose to $12.9 billion today from $11.4 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $22.9 million on sales of $3.9 billion in 2016.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    As for individual stocks, Chipotle Mexican Grill(NYSE:CMG) and iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) both enjoyed market-beating gains as investors reacted to fresh quarterly earnings reports.

  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    For more earnings coverage, check out what might be expected when McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO), and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) report earnings tomorrow. Later in the week, tech titans Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) report after market close on Thursday.

great stocks under 10: Xcel Energy Inc.(XEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Jefferies announced on Wednesday that it has raised its rating on Xcel Energy Inc (XEL).

    The firm has upgraded XEL from “Hold” to “Buy,” and has raised the company’s price target from $31 to $32.50. This new price target suggests a 15% upside from the stock’s current price of $27.72.

    Analyst Paul B. Fremont commented: “The stock is currently trading at an 8% P/E discount to our 2015E group average multiple.”

    “Despite a difficult political environment in Minnesota the company was able to achieve a reasonable outcome in its NSP-Minnesota rate case,” the analyst added.

    Looking forward, the firm has increased its FY2014 outlook from $1.95 to $2.00 per share.

    Xcel Energy shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Wednesday. The stock has been mostly flat YTD.

Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Crude Oil Up 1.7%; Genesco Shares Fall Following Q3 Results

Toward the end of trading Friday, the Dow traded down 0.41 percent to 24,171.82 while the NASDAQ declined 0.70 percent to 6,825.61. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.49 percent to 2,634.70.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

Friday afternoon, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from CGG SA (ADR) (NYSE: CGG) and Geospace Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: GEOS).

In trading on Friday, industrial shares fell 1.12 percent.

Top Headline

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, and raised its FY17 guidance.

Big Lots posted quarterly earnings of $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.111 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.04 per share on revenue of $1.12 billion. Its comparable store sales rose 1 percent during the quarter.

Equities Trading UP

American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) shares shot up 29 percent to $128.15. American Woodmark reported purchase of RSI Home Products for $1.075 billion in enterprise value and posted upbeat quarterly earnings.

Shares of Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ: AMBA) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $62.78 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its third quarter.

Nutanix Inc (NASDAQ: NTNX) shares were also up, gaining 11 percent to $36.32 after reporting a first quarter loss of 16 cents, 10 cents lower than analyst estimates. Sales came in $9 million higher than estimates at $275.6 million. The company issued better than expected second quarter earnings and sales guidance.

Equities Trading DOWN

Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO) shares dropped 19 percent to $25.30 as the company reported downbeat quarterly earnings.

Shares of MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ: MTSL) were down 9 percent to $2.18 after the company posted Q3 results.

Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) was down, falling around 10 percent to $19.78. Zumiez reported in-line earnings for its third quarter on Thursday.

Commodities

In commodity news, oil traded up 1.71 percent to $58.38 while gold traded up 0.56 percent to $1,283.80.

Silver traded down 0.36 percent Friday to $16.415, while copper rose 1.04 percent to $3.096.

Eurozone

European shares closed lower today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 dropped 0.70 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index fell 1.23 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index dropped 1.17 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX slipped 1.25 percent, and the French CAC 40 dropped 1.04 percent while U.K. shares fell 0.36 percent.

Economics

The Markit manufacturing PMI rose to 53.90 in November, versus previous reading of 52.80. Economists expected a reading of 53.80.

The ISM manufacturing index slipped to 58.20 for November, versus prior reading of 58.70. Economists expected a reading of 58.40.

U.S. construction spending rose 1.4 percent for October, versus economists’ expectations for a 0.50 percent gain.

The total number of active U.S. oil rigs rose by 2 to 749 rigs this week, Baker Hughes Inc reported.

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Insurers aren’t quite ready to take their ball and go home when it comes to Obamacare.

Initial filings from Virginia and Kentucky show that insurers are still contemplating offering Obamacare coverage in 2018, even amid continuing uncertainty over Republicans’ plans for health reform. Nine insurers filed to offer plans in Virginia, one fewer than this year. Two filed in Kentucky, also one fewer.

Insurers’ willingness to participate on the exchanges next year has come into the spotlight with Obamacare’s fate seemingly changing every day. The White House and some GOP lawmakers are desperately trying to revive the House health care bill, which was shelved last month amid intraparty divisions.

Also, the Trump administration is sending mixed signals about whether it will stabilize or undermine Obamacare. So far, officials have refused to promise that they will continue to pay insurers the cost-sharing subsidies that reduce out-of-pocket costs for lower-income enrollees. Many insurers want that matter settled before they commit.

stock list: Barclays PLC(BCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

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

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

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

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

stock list: BB&T Corporation(BBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We believe investors should continue to own three types of bank stocks: “Return of Capital (RC) Stocks”, “Risk On (RO) Stocks”, and “Multiple Revaluation (MR) Stocks.” RC stocks include M&T Bank (MTB), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), and SunTrust Banks (STI); RO stocks include Bank of America, Popular (BPOP), Citigroup, JPMorgan, and KeyCorp (KEY); and MR stocks include BB&T (BBT) and PNC Financial Services Group (PNC).

stock list: Clean Diesel Technologies Inc.(CDTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTI) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.18 per share on revenue of $10.25 million.

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $22.10 million.

stock list: Big Lots, Inc.(BIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap off-price or value price retailers like Five Belowand Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) along with large capRoss Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: ROST) having at least a positive trend albeit with their share of volatility:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap off-price or value price retailers like Five Belowand Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) along with large capRoss Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: ROST) largely moving into positive territory albeit with their share of volatility:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    As for individual stocks, Costco Wholesale(NASDAQ:COST) and Big Lots (NYSE:BIG) were some of the biggest individual movers as investors reacted to details from their latest quarterly earnings reports.

stock list: Abengoa Yield plc(ABY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $9.86 billion.
    Aecom (NYSE: ACM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $4.67 billion.
    JD.Com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ: JD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $12.60 billion.
    58.com Inc (ADR) (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $383.60 million.
    Kamada Ltd (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $25.00 million.
    Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PTN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $28.00 million.
    TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $15.81 million.
    Atlantica Yield PLC (NASDAQ: ABY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $290.80 million.
    Asure Software Inc (NASDAQ: ASUR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $15.26 million.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $7.90 million.
    Viewray Inc (NASDAQ: VRAY) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $18.58 million.

     

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