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Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021

You might look at the performance of Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. (NASDAQOTH:CBWTF), formerly known as Cannabis Wheaton, and quickly decide to stay away from the stock. Auxlywas one of the worst-performing marijuana stocks in the second quarter. Its share price has plunged more than 40% so far this year.

But Auxly’s market cap has actually soared in 2018. The stock’s decline stemmed entirely from dilution caused by issuing new shares with bought-deal financing transactions. IsAuxlyCannabis Group a stock to consider buying now?

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Reasons to buy

The obvious reason to buy AuxlyCannabis is the growth opportunity that the company should have once the recreational marijuana market opens in Canada this October. Demand is widely expected to outpace supply for quite a while.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: SEACOR Holdings, Inc.(CKH)

SEACOR Holdings Inc. owns, operates, invests, and markets equipment in the offshore oil and gas, shipping, and logistics industries. The companys Offshore Marine Services segment operates support vessels to deliver cargo and personnel to offshore installations; handle anchors and mooring equipment; carry and launch remote operated vehicles; and tow rigs. This segment also provides accommodations for technicians and specialists, as well as standby safety support and emergency response services; and operates lift boats supporting well intervention, work-over, decommissioning, and diving operations, as well as operates vessels used to move personnel and supplies to offshore wind farms. Its Inland River Services segment operates river transportation equipment for moving agricultural and industrial commodities, and petroleum and chemical products; and operates and invests in multi-modal terminal facilities, as well as operates barge fleeting locations; service facilities; and transshipment terminal. The companys Shipping Services segment owns product tankers for the United States coastwise trade of crude oil, petroleum, and chemical products, as well as provides harbor tugs servicing vessels docking; and invests in very large gas carriers, as well as offers liner and short-sea transportation. This segment is also involved in the terminal support and bunkering, and articulated tug and dry-bulk barge operations, as well as offers offshore tug and technical ship management services. Its Illinois Corn Processing segment produces alcohol used in the food, beverage, industrial, and petrochemical markets; dried distillers grains with solubles; and non-food grade corn oil for feedstock in biodiesel production. The companys Other segment engages in emergency and crisis, agricultural commodity trading and logistics, and lending and leasing activities, as well as industrial aviation services businesses. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    United Services Automobile Association boosted its position in shares of Seacor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CKH) by 14.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 172,136 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after buying an additional 21,997 shares during the period. United Services Automobile Association owned approximately 0.94% of Seacor worth $9,858,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Seacor (NYSE:CKH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news 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. Seacor earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.3315874804175 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. Its Otis segment designs, manufactures, sells, and installs passenger and freight elevators, escalators, and moving walkways; modernization products to upgrade elevators and escalators; and maintenance and repair services. The companys UTC Climate, Controls & Security segment provides heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration solutions, such as controls for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation applications. This segment offers electronic security products, including intruder alarms, access control systems, and video surveillance systems; and fire safety products; systems integration, video surveillance, installation, maintenance, and inspection services; and monitoring and response services. Its Pratt & Whitney segment supplies aircraft engines for commercial, military, business jet, and general aviation markets; and provides aftermarket maintenance, repair, and overhaul, as well as fleet management services. The companys UTC Aerospace Systems segment provides electric power generation, power management, and distribution systems; air data, and flight sensing and management systems; engine control, electric, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; engine components; environmental control systems; fire and ice detection, and protection systems; propeller systems; cargo, actuation, and landing systems; aircraft aero structures, and lighting and seating products; space products and subsystems; and aftermarket services. United Technologies Corporation offers its services through manufacturers representatives, distributors, wholesalers, dealers, retail outlets, and sales representatives, as well as directly to customers. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Activist investor Dan Loeb was a key figure in pushing industrial conglomerate United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) to split into three independent entities. Now, he wants the company to go a step further and seek a buyer for one large unit.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Glenview State Bank Trust DEPT. raised its stake in shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 4.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 2,468 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the period. Glenview State Bank Trust DEPT.’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $263,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Capital Southwest Corporation(CSWC)

Capital Southwest Corporation is a public investment firm specializing in venture capital and private equity investments in small and medium sized businesses. It does not invest in startups, publicly traded companies, real estate developments, project finance opportunities, oil and gas exploration businesses, troubled companies, turnarounds, and companies in which significant senior management is departing. The firm provides equity financing for expansion, growth capital, acquisition financings, management buyouts, and recapitalizations. It also provides capital to early stage companies. The firm invests in diverse industries across the United States with a focus on the Southwest, Southeast, Midwest and Mountain Regions. It seeks to invest between $5 million and $15 million and can co-invest up to $40 million. The firm prefers to invest in companies with revenues and enterprise values between $5 million and $100 million and an EBITDA between -$1 million and $10 million. It prefers to take long term position of 20 years in its portfolio companies and also acquires minority ownership stakes between 20 percent and 45 percent. The firm also provides follow-on financing. Capital Southwest Corporation was founded in 1961 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Capital Southwest Corp (NASDAQ:CSWC)Q32019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Advisors Asset Management Inc. decreased its stake in shares of Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) by 5.6% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 82,556 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 4,935 shares during the quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Capital Southwest were worth $2,164,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Capital Southwest (NASDAQ: CSWC) and TRIPLEPOINT VEN/COM (NYSE:TPVG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Energizer Holdings, Inc.(ENR)

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (Energizer), through its operating subsidiaries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers, marketers and distributors of household batteries, specialty batteries and lighting products.
Energizer is the beneficiary of over 100 years of expertise in the battery and portable lighting products industries. Its brand names, Energizer庐 and Eveready庐, have worldwide recognition for innovation, quality and dependability, and are marketed and sold around the world.
On July 1, 2015, Energizer completed its legal separation from our former parent company, Edgewell Personal Care Company (Edgewell), via a tax free spin-off (the Spin-off or Spin). To effect the separation, Edgewell undertook a series of transactions to separate net assets and legal entities.
To facilitate the Spin-Off, Edgewell distributed 62,193,281 shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. common stock to its shareholders.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zacks Investment Management decreased its position in Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) by 43.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 14,753 shares of the company’s stock after selling 11,549 shares during the quarter. Zacks Investment Management’s holdings in Energizer were worth $929,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Autodesk, Inc.(ADSK)

Autodesk, Inc. operates as a design software and services company worldwide. The companys Architecture, Engineering and Construction segment offers Autodesk Building Design Suites to manage various phases of design and construction; Autodesk Revit products that provide model-based design and documentation systems; Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suites; AutoCAD Civil 3D products that offer a surveying, design, analysis, and documentation solution; and AutoCAD Map 3D software, which offers direct access to data needed for infrastructure planning, design, and management. Its Platform Solutions and Emerging Business segment offers AutoCAD software, a computer-aided design application for professional design, drafting, detailing, and visualization; and AutoCAD LT, a professional drafting and detailing software. The companys Manufacturing segment provides Autodesk Product Design Suites for digital prototyping; Autodesk Inventor that allows manufacturers to go beyond 3D design to digital prototyping; AutoCAD Mechanical software to accelerate the mechanical design process; and Autodesk Moldflow family of injection molding simulation software. Its Media and Entertainment segment provides Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max software products that offer 3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering, and compositing solutions; and Autodesk Flame, Autodesk Smoke, and Autodesk Lustre software applications that offer editing, finishing, and visual effects design and color grading solutions. Autodesk, Inc. also sells consumer products for digital art, personal design and creativity, and home design in various digital storefronts and over the Internet. The company licenses or sells its products to customers in the architecture, engineering, and construction; manufacturing; and digital media, consumer, and entertainment industries directly, as well as through a network of resellers and distributors. Autodesk, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Rafael, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Shares of Autodesk(NASDAQ:ADSK), a design software and services company, jumped 10.7% in February, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the company received some positive notes from analysts. Investors were also likely buying up shares ahead of the company’s fourth-quarter results, which were released at the end of last month.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CIBC Asset Management Inc lifted its holdings in Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) by 1.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 29,906 shares of the software company’s stock after buying an additional 498 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc’s holdings in Autodesk were worth $3,846,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation(TYG)

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Company’s objective is to seek a high level of total return with an emphasis on current dividends. The Company invests in a portfolio of publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs) in the energy infrastructure sector, such as natural gas, propane, shipping and crude or refined proudcts pipeline. Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. serves as the Company’s investment adviser.

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. invests at least 90% of its total assets in securities of energy infrastructure companies and invests at least 70% of its total assets in equity securities of MLPs. It invests up to 30% of its total assets in restricted securities. It invests up to 25% of total assets in debt securities of energy infrastructure companies, including securities rated below non-investment grade. The Company invests primarily in equity securities of MLPs, which consist of instruments, such as common units, convertible subordinated units and I-Shares. Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. serves as the Company’s investment adviser.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    UBS Group AG lifted its holdings in shares of Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. (NYSE:TYG) by 5.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 205,851 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 10,728 shares during the period. UBS Group AG owned 0.42% of Tortoise Energy Infrastructure worth $5,142,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: New York Community Bancorp, Inc.(NYCB)

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

Lending Activities

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

Investment Activities

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

Source of Funds

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

Subsidiary Activities

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

The Company competes with Astoria Financial Corporation.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $12.25.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems for various surgical procedures, including urologic, gynecologic, cardiothoracic, general, and head and neck surgeries. Its da Vinci surgical system consists of a surgeon?s console or consoles, a patient-side cart, a 3-D vision system, and proprietary ?wristed? instruments. The company?s da Vinci surgical system translates the surgeon?s natural hand movements on instrument controls at the console into corresponding micro-movements of instruments positioned inside the patient through small puncture incisions, or ports. It also manufactures a range of EndoWrist instruments, which incorporate wrist joints for natural dexterity for various surgical procedures. Its EndoWrist instruments consist of forceps, scissors, electrocautery, scalpels, and other surgical tools. In addition, it sells various vision and accessory products for use in conjunction with the da Vinci Surgical System as surgical procedures are performed. The company?s accessory products include sterile drapes used to ensure a sterile field during surgery; vision products, such as replacement 3-D stereo endoscopes, camera heads, light guides, and other items. It markets its products through sales representatives in the United States, and through sales representatives and distributors in international markets. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    For this episode, it’s time to check in on not one but two such samplers. First, it’s been one year since he offered up “Five Stocks I Own That You Should Too.” Those were Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ:ATVI), Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG),Intuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG), Match Group(NASDAQ:MTCH), and Zillow(NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), and he’ll review their progress with senior analystJim Mueller.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Keith Speights]

    Two of my favorite medical-device stocks are Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN) and Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG). However, I’ve liked Intuitive a lot more after Align’s share price plunged in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) is best known for its da Vinci robotic surgical system. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) might be most famous for its consumer healthcare products. But there’s a lot more to picking between these two stocks than just comparing robots and Band-Aids.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Mercantile Bank Corporation(MBWM)

Mercantile Bank Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Mercantile Bank of Michigan that provides commercial banking services for small-to medium-sized businesses and individuals in the United States. It accepts various deposit products, including checking, savings, and term certificate accounts; time deposits; and certificates of deposit, as well as repurchase agreements. The company also offers commercial and industrial loans; vacant land, land development, and residential construction loans; owner occupied real estate, non-owner occupied real estate, and multi-family and residential rental property loans; single-family residential real estate loans; home equity line of credit programs; and consumer loans, such as loans for new and used automobiles, boats, credit cards, and overdraft protection. In addition, it provides courier services and safe deposit facilities; insurance products, such as private passenger automobile, homeowners, personal inland marine, boat owners, recreational vehicle, dwelling fire, umbrella policies, small business, and life insurance products. The company operates 48 banking offices in Western and Central Michigan; and 48 automated teller machines. Mercantile Bank Corporation was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, October 16th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.61 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJul. 17, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Royal Bank of Canada raised its position in Mercantile Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:MBWM) by 9.6% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 220,880 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 19,273 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in Mercantile Bank were worth $7,344,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Sierra Bancorp(BSRR)

Sierra Bancorp, incorporated on November 16, 2000, is a bank holding company for Bank of the Sierra (the Bank). The Bank is a state-chartered bank, which offers a range of retail and commercial banking services. The Bank’s products and services are related to the business of lending money and accepting deposits. The Bank operates approximately 30 branch offices, an online branch, a real estate industries group, an agricultural credit division, a Small Business Administration (SBA) lending unit and a loan production office. Its customers have access to electronic point-of-sale payment alternatives around the country through the Pulse Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) network. Its Internet branch provides the ability to open deposit accounts online; an online banking option with bill-pay and mobile banking capabilities, including mobile check deposit; a customer service center that is accessible by toll-free telephone during business hours, and an automated telephone banking system. It offers a range of other banking products and services to complement and support its lending and deposit products, including remote deposit capture and automated payroll services for business customers. The Company’s other direct subsidiaries are Sierra Statutory Trust II and Sierra Capital Trust III, which are engaged in facilitating the issuance of capital trust pass-through securities.

Lending Activities

The Bank’s lending activities include real estate, commercial (including small business), agricultural and consumer loans. The bulk of its real estate loans are secured by commercial, professional office properties and agricultural properties, which are owner occupied. The Bank also offers a range of construction loans for residential and commercial development, permanent mortgage loans, land acquisition and development loans, and multifamily credit facilities. Secondary market services for residential mortgage loans are provided through the Bank’s affiliations with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and ce! rtain non-governmental institutions. The Bank’s total net loans are approximately $1,124.6 million.

Investment Activities

The Bank’s investments consist of debt and marketable equity securities (together, the investment portfolio), investments in the time deposits of other banks, surplus interest-earning balances in its Federal Reserve Bank account and overnight fed funds sold. The Bank’s securities are all marketable and are classified as available for sale, which include the United States Government agencies, mortgage-backed securities, state and political subdivisions, and equity securities. The Bank’s aggregate investments are approximately $510 million.

Sources of Funds

The Bank offers a range of deposit products for individuals and businesses, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market demand accounts, time deposits, retirement accounts and sweep accounts. The Bank’s non-maturity deposits include demand deposit accounts and negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts. The Bank has approximately 101,200 deposit accounts totaling over $1,465 billion. The Bank’s non-deposit borrowings include fed funds purchased from correspondent banks, borrowings from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB), advances from the Federal Reserve Bank, securities sold under agreement to repurchase and junior subordinated debentures. The Bank uses short-term FHLB advances and fed funds purchased on uncommitted lines to support liquidity needs created by seasonal deposit flows and for other short-term purposes.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Friday.

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Top Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019

Retail giant Walmart (NYSE:WMT) isn’t too happy about the Trump administration enacting tariffs on Chinese imports and potential buyers of Walmart stock wonder how bad things could get.

Walmart recently wrote a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, in which the company detailed how expanded tariffs on Chinese imports would adversely impact the retailer, its customers, and the U.S. economy. The short of it: tariffs will force Walmart to raise prices, which could have a negative affect on consumers, consumer spending, and U.S. economic activity.

If tariffs seem like a negative for Walmart stock, it’s because they are. Tariffs mean either Walmart has to absorb higher costs and operate at lower margins, or they have to raise prices. Walmart has made it clear that they will raise prices. Walmart, whose biggest value props are all-in-one convenience and “Everyday Low Prices,”stands to lose a sizable amount of traffic if prices go up.

Top Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Johnson Controls Inc.(JCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Greenleaf Trust bought a new stake in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 7,458 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $249,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 8.7% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,316,537 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after acquiring an additional 105,771 shares during the period. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Johnson Controls International were worth $46,393,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Four Corners Property Trust, Inc.(FCPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC trimmed its position in Four Corners Property (NYSE:FCPT) by 12.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 61,299 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 8,843 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned 0.10% of Four Corners Property worth $1,415,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    FCPT Closes 46 Chili’s Restaurant Properties for $149.8 million as part of Previously Announced Brinker Sale-Leaseback Transaction (finance.yahoo.com) FCPT Announces Acquisition of a Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant Property for $1.7 million (finance.yahoo.com) Four Corners Property Trust (FCPT) vs. Sutherland Asset Management (SLD) Head to Head Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) FCPT Announces Acquisition of an Arby’s Restaurant Property for $1.6 million (finance.yahoo.com) Four Corners Property Trust Inc (FCPT) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $35.62 Million (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Four Corners Property Trust traded down $0.16, hitting $26.01, during trading hours on Friday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. The stock had a trading volume of 360,648 shares, compared to its average volume of 479,703. The company has a current ratio of 6.59, a quick ratio of 6.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.65 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.13 and a beta of -0.04. Four Corners Property Trust has a 12-month low of $21.28 and a 12-month high of $26.96.

Top Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sierra Bancorp(BSRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: PowerShares Global Water ETF (PIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. trimmed its holdings in INVESCO EXCHANG/GLB WTR ETF (NASDAQ:PIO) by 34.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 13,967 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,204 shares during the quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. owned about 0.20% of INVESCO EXCHANG/GLB WTR ETF worth $349,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Jaydeb Dey

The Nifty in the previous session ended 0.29percent lowerat 10,741.10. It opened on positive note above 10,800-levels and got sold off towards ending the session with a bearish candle.

Ending the session with a bearish candle nearer to days low suggests, it may once again challenge supports placed around 10,700 levels. Next most crucial midterm upward trend line support is placed around 10,680 levels. Hence, staying cautious on rise is advised.

However, traders and investors may once again accumulate blue chip stocks on dips around dual supports placed around 10,700 and 10,680.

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On the Nifty hourly chart, it is once again coming down to the 200-EMA placed around 10,710 levels. Chart pattern along with position of leading indicators suggests, it may see buying on dips around dual supports placed around 10,700 and 10,680.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Northrop Grumman Corporation(NOC)

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  • [By ]

    Cramer and Moreno next looked at Northrop Grumman (NOC) . Shares have behaved better than Boeing amid concerns over a potential trade war with China. The stock sold off with everything else in February, but quickly bounced back to new highs. For the past couple of months, the stock has been trading sideways between $336 and $359. Now, Moreno’s methodology here is to look at the height of the channel, then use that to come up with a projection of where the stock might be headed. On a breakout to the upside, he could see Northrop Grumman going to $383, up $32 from where it’s now trading. On a breakdown, though, it could sink to $312.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its holdings in Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) by 1.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 151,723 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after buying an additional 2,063 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board owned 0.09% of Northrop Grumman worth $52,970,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has selected Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) to replace Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) as supplier of a key sensor system on its F-35 fighter aircraft, a move the lead contractor said will save the program more than $3 billion.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) already was rated as Buy at Goldman Sachs, but now the defense contractor has been added to the prized Conviction Buy List, with a $410 price target (versus a $317.13 close).

  • [By ]

    Moreno found similar patterns in Northrop Grumman (NOC) and Lockheed Martin (LMT) , both with pullbacks in February that seem to now be at a crossroads.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Smart(SFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    But over the past five years, the industry has been turned upside down by changes in business models, a focus on delivery, and mass consolidation. While the dust is far from settled, here are 10 of the largest publicly traded grocers you can buy stock in.

    Company Market Cap Stores Regions Chains
    Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) $780 billion 500 USA Whole Foods
    Walmart (NYSE:WMT) $250 billion 11,700 Worldwide Walmart
    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) $86 billion 750 USA Costco
    Kroger (NYSE:KR) $21 billion 2,800 USA Kroger, Roundy’s, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less
    Sprouts (NASDAQ: SFM) $3 billion 300 Western and Southern U.S. Sprouts Farmer’s Market
    Weis Market (NYSE: WMK) $1.3 billion 200 Mid-Atlantic U.S. Weis Market
    SUPERVALU(NYSE: SVU) $630 million 100 Midwestern U.S. Cub Foods, Shopper’s Food, Hornbacher
    Ingles Market(NASDAQ: IMKTA) $580 million 200 Southeastern U.S. Ingles Market, Sav-Mor
    Smart & Final(NYSE: SFS) $360 million 350 Western U.S. Smart & Final, Cash & Carry
    Natural Grocers (NYSE: NGVC) $230 million 150 Western U.S. Natural Grocers

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance, company websites.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Smart & Final (NYSE: SFS) and Kroger (NYSE:KR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sierra Bancorp(BSRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC trimmed its position in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) by 41.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,173 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,846 shares during the quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC owned 0.07% of Sierra Bancorp worth $298,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Financial Northwest Inc.(FFNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) will be announcing its earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.26 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Retail Properties of America, Inc.(RPAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Retail Properties of America Inc. (NYSE: RPAI) investors receive a 5.7% yield. The stock was last seen trading at $11.45 a share. The 52-week range is $10.94 to $14.70, and the consensus price target is $15.44.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Retail Properties of America (NYSE:RPAI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Retail Properties of America earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 48.1880076437209 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top Stocks To Buy For 2019

Visa (NYSE:V) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $137.18 and last traded at $137.08, with a volume of 345061 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $136.07.

V has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Vetr raised shares of Visa from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $135.40 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. Sanford C. Bernstein initiated coverage on shares of Visa in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $143.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Visa from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine raised shares of Visa from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Guggenheim reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $143.00 price objective on shares of Visa in a research report on Monday, April 9th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirty have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Visa has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $139.63.

Top Stocks To Buy For 2019: Minerals Technologies Inc.(MTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LSB Industries (NYSE: LXU) and Minerals Technologies (NYSE:MTX) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Minerals Technologies (NYSE: MTX) and Lsb Industries (NYSE:LXU) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Minerals Technologies (NYSE:MTX) posted its earnings results on Thursday. The basic materials company reported $1.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.01, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Minerals Technologies had a return on equity of 13.89% and a net margin of 11.64%. The company had revenue of $431.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $420.00 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.97 earnings per share. Minerals Technologies’s revenue was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Stocks To Buy For 2019: LaSalle Hotel Properties(LHO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) fell about 14% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $24.00 after closing at $28.25 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $31.75. Volume of about 12.2 million was more than 10 times the daily average. The company’s results were hit hard by Hurricane Irma.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mackay Shields LLC bought a new stake in shares of LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm bought 48,225 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,399,000.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets have been under pressure once again by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Inflation levels are going through the roof… but the people in charge of managing it have been lying to Americans for years. Now, it’s time to get even.Money MorningLiquidity Specialist Lee Adler has the perfect way to make a lot of money when no one is looking.Read it here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    Markets are cheering news that the supposed trade war between the United States and China is “on hold,” according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin and U.S. President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, announced that both nations have reached an agreement, one that established a framework to help address ongoing trade imbalances between the two countries. The prices of crude oil is in focus after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won reelection over the weekend. The election featured a very low turnout and a very large outcry that the vote was rigged. Maduro has a 75% disapproval rating and has been the face of the OPEC member’s widespread mismanagement and economic collapse. Prior to the election, a member of the Trump administration said that the United States would not recognize the authenticity of the election. The United States is considering additional sanctions on Venezuela. Today is a major day for mergers and acquisition activity. Today, Blackstone Group LP(NYSE: BX) announced plans to purchase U.S. hotel operator LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) for a whopping $3.7 billion. The deal comes at a time that the travel industry is experiencing one of the best periods in a decade. If you’re looking for a way to make money ahead of Memorial Day weekend, we show you how here.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GOOGL, GE, MBFI, FITB
    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) is under pressure this morning after a harsh piece aired last night on “60 Minutes.” The segment discussed the organization’s power and influence. It also featured inter

Top Stocks To Buy For 2019: OneMain Holdings, Inc.(OMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in shares of OneMain Holdings Inc (NYSE:OMF) by 18.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 59,772 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 9,479 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in OneMain were worth $1,790,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OneMain (NYSE: OMF) and Provident Financial (OTCMKTS:FPLPY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sierra Bancorp(BSRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC trimmed its position in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) by 41.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,173 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,846 shares during the quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC owned 0.07% of Sierra Bancorp worth $298,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Stocks To Buy For 2019: Flowserve Corporation(FLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), Microsoft Corp.(Nasdaq: MSFT), and Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) received approval from the U.S. Transportation Department to begin pilot programs for drone delivery services. Missing from the list of approved companies was Amazon.com Inc.(Nasdaq: AMZN). The tech giant has long been an advocate for drone delivery, and its absence came as a surprise to the tech community. It will be a busy day for economic data announcements. Most important will be a report on inflation at 8:30 EDT. Strong price growth has picked up to start the year. This has many economists anticipating that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates to stave off additional inflation. Meanwhile, the Bank of England announced that it will hold its benchmark interest rate at 0.5%. The country is still facing economic uncertainty over Brexit.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: BKNG, SHLD, F
    A weak guidance report has shares of Booking Holdings Inc.(Nasdaq: BKNG) off 6% this morning. Although the travel site operator easily topped Wall Street earnings and revenue expectations, the firm once known as Priceline offered a weak 2018 outlook. That sent investors heading for the exits.
    Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD) stock popped more than 16% on Wednesday afternoon. The news came after the embattled retail company announced plans to partner with Amazon.comto sell tires. The plan is part of the company’s broader turnaround strategy to make the retail firm profitable again. Ford Motor Co.(NYSE: F) made a stunning announcement on Wednesday. The company said that it will halt production of its F-Series pickup truck. But the move will only be temporary. A fire at a Michigan plant temporarily caused the automotive giant to run out of parts for the top-selling U.S. vehicle. The shutdown could last several weeks, although the company said it has enough parts inventory to last about 12 weeks. Look for additional earnings reports from Nvidia Corp.(Nasdaq: NVDA

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
    Jagged Peak En

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about Flowserve (NYSE:FLS) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Flowserve earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.7836910204953 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Flowserve (NYSE:FLS) – Stock analysts at Seaport Global Securities boosted their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for Flowserve in a research report issued on Monday, May 14th. Seaport Global Securities analyst W. Liptak now forecasts that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $0.35 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.31. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Flowserve’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.48 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.55 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $1.64 EPS.

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Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) posted a share price gain of 1.3% last week, but the boost was not enough to let the company shake off its ranking as the worst-performing Dow Jones industrial averagestock of this year. So far in 2018, the shares have lost 20.2%.

The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), which is down 16.3%. That is followed by Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), down 15.6%, 3M Co (NYSE: MMM), down 12.8%, and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), down 8.9%. With the exception of Walmart, which is spending some $15 billion to acquire a majority stake in India’s Flipkart, the five worst performers all cut their losses last week, with GE adding about 3.6% to its share price.

The Dow added 568.66 points over the course of the last week to close at 24,24,831.17, up 2.3% for the week. For the year to date, the consumer staples sector has dropped nearly 13%, the worst among the 10 market sectors.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sierra Bancorp(BSRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC trimmed its position in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) by 41.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,173 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,846 shares during the quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC owned 0.07% of Sierra Bancorp worth $298,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: NewJersey Resources Corporation(NJR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    New Jersey Resources (NYSE:NJR) had its price objective upped by equities research analysts at Argus from $45.00 to $49.00 in a report released on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the utilities provider’s stock. Argus’ target price suggests a potential upside of 9.74% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of New Jersey Resources Co. (NYSE:NJR) by 116.9% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 172,203 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 92,819 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in New Jersey Resources were worth $6,905,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP(TEP)

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    Cramer was bearish on Melco Resorts (MLCO) , Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP) , Mallinckrodt (MNK) , Roku (ROKU) and Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) .

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. trimmed its position in shares of Tallgrass Energy Partners LP (NYSE:TEP) by 21.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 686,632 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 190,040 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned approximately 0.94% of Tallgrass Energy Partners worth $26,016,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Earlier this year, Tallgrass Energy GP (NYSE:TEGP) agreed to acquire its master limited partnership,Tallgrass Energy Partners (NYSE:TEP) in an all-stock deal. This transaction is one of many similar ones in the sector over the past few years as energy infrastructure companies have had to grapple with the fallout of the oil market downturn. Like the deals before it, and those announced afterward, the transaction will create one stronger entity that’s well positioned to grow in the coming years while still offering income-seeking investors a generous income stream. That income with upside makes Tallgrass a stock that investors will want to keep on their radar, especially considering the strength of its financial profile.