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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019

Talk about a Barron’s bounce!Range Resources (RRC) has soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after Barron’s touted it in the pages of the magazine this weekend.

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Range Resources gained 4.1% to $28.47, while the S&P 500 slipped 0.3% to2,375.31.

Barron’s Andrew Bary called Range Resources “an unappreciated energy play.” He explains why:

With major market indexes at record highs, natural-gas stocks are among the few depressed industry groups. Blame a warm winter and weakening gas prices.

Range Resources (ticker: RRC), a leading U.S. gas producer, looks undervalued. Its shares, at $27, are down 20% this year and are much below their 52-week high of $47, set last June. Range drilled the first well in the now-prolific Marcellus region of Pennsylvania more than a decade ago and amassed one of its largest land positions there610,000 acres. Its $4.2 billion purchase of Memorial Resource Development last September gave it access to what the company views as a prolific and underappreciated gas region: northern Louisiana

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Provident Financial Services, Inc(PFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Clifton Bancorp (NASDAQ: CSBK) and Provident Financial Services (NYSE:PFS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS) and Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:DCOM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Head-To-Head Review: Provident Financial (PROV) versus Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Contrast: Territorial Bancorp (TBNK) & Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for Provident Financial Services, Inc. Decreased by Piper Jaffray (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Provident Financial Services, Inc. (PFS) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research analysts have issued reports on PFS shares. Sandler O’Neill raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Provident Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Piper Jaffray reissued a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Provident Financial Services currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.42.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS) and BCB Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Celadon Group, Inc.(CGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE:CGI) by 26.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,347,089 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 283,476 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned about 4.76% of Celadon Group worth $4,983,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Scopus Asset Management L.P. reduced its holdings in shares of Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE:CGI) by 57.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 900,000 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 1,218,285 shares during the quarter. Scopus Asset Management L.P. owned approximately 3.18% of Celadon Group worth $3,330,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Identiv, Inc.(INVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: ACI Worldwide, Inc.(ACIW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Q2 (NYSE: QTWO) and ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Watts Water Technologies, Inc.(WTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Watts Water Technologies (NYSE: WTS) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in WTS. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in Watts Water Technologies during the fourth quarter worth about $112,000. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $224,000. Sawgrass Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $270,000. Koch Industries Inc. raised its position in shares of Watts Water Technologies by 22.0% in the fourth quarter. Koch Industries Inc. now owns 3,821 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $290,000 after buying an additional 690 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quadrature Capital Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $330,000. Institutional investors own 77.22% of the company’s stock.

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    Watts Water Technologies Company Profile

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lessened its stake in Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS) by 40.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 14,698 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 9,975 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Watts Water Technologies were worth $1,142,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Northern Trust Corp lifted its stake in shares of Watts Water Technologies (NYSE:WTS) by 0.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 952,176 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 3,219 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned approximately 2.79% of Watts Water Technologies worth $73,984,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated(SYKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Barrington Research reiterated their hold rating on shares of Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $31.00.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Jinpan International Limited(JST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of JOST Werke (ETR: JST) recently:

    5/25/2018 – JOST Werke was given a new €46.00 ($53.49) price target on by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 5/25/2018 – JOST Werke was given a new €46.00 ($53.49) price target on by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 5/25/2018 – JOST Werke was given a new €47.00 ($54.65) price target on by analysts at Warburg Research. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 5/24/2018 – JOST Werke was given a new €45.00 ($52.33) price target on by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. 5/8/2018 – JOST Werke was given a new €46.00 ($53.49) price target on by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 4/4/2018 – JOST Werke was given a new €47.00 ($54.65) price target on by analysts at Warburg Research. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.

    Shares of JOST Werke traded down €0.15 ($0.17), hitting €38.10 ($44.30), during mid-day trading on Friday, according to MarketBeat. 8,510 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 35,469. JOST Werke AG has a 52 week low of €27.20 ($31.63) and a 52 week high of €47.50 ($55.23).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Deutsche Bank set a €46.00 ($53.49) price target on JOST Werke (ETR:JST) in a research report sent to investors on Friday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Warburg Research set a €47.00 ($55.95) price target on JOST Werke (ETR:JST) in a report published on Friday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: ADMA Biologics Inc(ADMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aevi Genomic Medicine (NASDAQ: GNMX) and ADMA Biologics (NASDAQ:ADMA) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Global Drugs for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Market 2018 Insights- Ablynx, AmVac, AlphaVax and ADMA Biologics (exclusivereportage.com) Global Drugs for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Market 2018 View- ADMA Biologics, Ablynx, AlphaVax and AmVac (exclusivereportage.com) After-Hours Stock Movers 06/07: (ZUMZ) (DOCU) (SFIX) Higher; (MVIS) (ITI) (ADMA) Lower (more…) (streetinsider.com) Why is the 200 Simple Moving Average (SMA) so common for traders and analysts? Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc … (thestreetpoint.com) Global Lupus Therapeutic Market 2018 by Players: ADMA Biologics, Amgen, Anthera Pharma, Bayer HealthCare (ebuzzcommunity.com)

    ADMA has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Maxim Group set a $10.00 price objective on shares of ADMA Biologics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, May 14th. ValuEngine raised shares of ADMA Biologics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, May 14th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about ADMA Biologics (NASDAQ:ADMA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ADMA Biologics earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.3142660303953 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund(AOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Alpine Total Dynamic Div (NYSE:AOD) by 14.1% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 101,451 shares of the investment management company’s stock after acquiring an additional 12,551 shares during the period. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. owned 0.09% of Alpine Total Dynamic Div worth $906,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Range Resources Corporation(RRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. lowered its holdings in Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC) by 68.2% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 30,532 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after selling 65,576 shares during the quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in Range Resources were worth $444,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) fell about 3.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $14.77 after closing at $15.30 on Friday. The 52-week high is $35.64. Volume of about 9.4 million was about 20% higher than the daily average of around 7.7 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC) – Equities research analysts at Seaport Global Securities raised their Q4 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Range Resources in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 23rd. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now anticipates that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings per share of $0.12 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.11. Seaport Global Securities has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Range Resources’ Q1 2019 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.18 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.26 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.98 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Range Resources (NYSE:RRC) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Range Resources earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 46.3371462950661 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Toronto Dominion Bank increased its holdings in Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC) by 25.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 123,421 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 24,839 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in Range Resources were worth $1,794,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Dividend Stocks For 2019

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, UDR, Inc. (UDR), Toronto Dominion Bank (TD), and Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends on 1/6/17.

UDR will pay its quarterly dividend of 29.5 cents per share on 1/31/17, Toronto Dominion Bank will pay its quarterly dividend of 55 cents per share on 1/31/17, and Lincoln National will pay its quarterly dividend of 29 cents per share on 2/1/17.

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 As a percentage of UDR’s recent stock price of $36.01, this dividend works out to approximately 0.82%, so look for shares of UDR Inc to trade 0.82% lower — all else being equal — when UDR shares open for trading on 1/6/17.

Hot Dividend Stocks For 2019: Celadon Group, Inc.(CGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE:CGI) by 26.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,347,089 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 283,476 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned about 4.76% of Celadon Group worth $4,983,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Scopus Asset Management L.P. reduced its holdings in shares of Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE:CGI) by 57.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 900,000 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 1,218,285 shares during the quarter. Scopus Asset Management L.P. owned approximately 3.18% of Celadon Group worth $3,330,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Hot Dividend Stocks For 2019: bluebird bio, Inc.(BLUE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Celgene is working with bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE) on bb2121, a chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy for use in multiple myeloma. Initially, bb2121 is being studied in the fourth-line or higher setting, where there’s a significant need for new treatment. However, data observed so far suggests that it may eventually wind up being a successor to Revlimid and Pomalyst.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Experimental treatments that use the body’s own immune system to fight cancer are nothing short of amazing. At the year’s biggest scientific conference for cancer drug developers,bluebird bio(NASDAQ:BLUE) showed us that its candidate can prolong the lives of people who had exhausted all available options.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Sangamo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SGMO) closed down 10.5% while bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE) slipped 4.8% after competitor Global Blood Therapeutics (NASDAQ:GBT) reported positive data for its sickle cell disease drug, voxelotor.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Over the last 12 months, bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE) stock has more than doubled. During the same period, Ziopharm Oncology’s (NASDAQ:ZIOP) share price has tumbled over 30%. That’s the past, though. Which of these two clinical-stage biotech stocks is the better pick for investors now?

Hot Dividend Stocks For 2019: Green Plains, Inc.(GPRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    China imported 55 million gallons of American ethanol from November 2017 to the end of February 2018. It could be just the beginning. That would be great news for Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM), Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE), and Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) — the three largest publicly traded ethanol producers in the United States.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Van ECK Associates Corp decreased its position in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) by 2.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,377,605 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 90,497 shares during the period. Van ECK Associates Corp owned about 8.16% of Green Plains worth $56,744,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    GPRE has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Green Plains from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. ValuEngine raised Green Plains from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub raised Green Plains from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $25.17.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion.
    Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion.
    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million.
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of 3.90 billion.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $3.24 billion.
    Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion.
    Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.28 per share on revenue of $922.42 million.
    TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ: TA) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.16 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $723.93 million.
    Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $329.71 million.
    Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: HZNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $234.17 million.

     

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Green Plains earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.0122510037214 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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New Purchases: HDS, RCL, FN, ST, DDAIF, RDS.A, WYN, LSI, FCX, SHPG, Added Positions: CCL, SCS, ZBH, AGN, CLS, TSN, VZ, ON, DHI, WPPGY, Reduced Positions: MSCC, TGNA, QVCA, SKX, ICFI, SBGI, AXE, BDC, ICLR, DGX, Sold Out: TWX, UNP, CHKP, MLHR, TER, RL, M, FBIZ, ADNT, ASIX,

For the details of Scott Black’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Scott+Black

These are the top 5 holdings of Scott BlackBerkshire Hathaway Inc (BRK.B) – 33,164 shares, 3.16% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.38%Sanmina Corp (SANM) – 75,666 shares, 1.62% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10.33%Deluxe Corp (DLX) – 37,101 shares, 1.55% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4.19%HD Supply Holdings Inc (HDS) – 61,680 shares, 1.53% of the total portfolio. New PositionGoldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) – 10,842 shares, 1.52% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 20.26%New Purchase: HD Supply Holdings Inc (HDS)

Scott Black initiated holdings in HD Supply Holdings Inc. The purchase prices were between $31.4 and $43.73, with an estimated average price of $36.87. The stock is now traded at around $43.13. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 1.53%. The holdings were 61,680 shares as of 2016-12-31.

stock market tools: Quanta Services, Inc.(PWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Clinton 15 stock basket (DBUSCLNT): UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Humana (HUM), McKesson (MCK), Aecom (ACM), Quanta Services (PWR), ExxonMobil (XOM), Alcoa (AA), NextEra Energy (NEE), Cree (CREE), First Solar (FSLR), Facebook (FB), Netflix (NFLX), Prudential Financial (PRU), Citigroup (C), Union Pacific (UNP).

  • [By Chad Tracy]

    TransCanada is not the only company that stands to profit from the possible Keystone XL approval. Refiners such as Valero and LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB), as well as construction companies Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) and Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR) all stand to gain if Keystone XL gets the green light.

stock market tools: Celadon Group, Inc.(CGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the industrial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) and Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE: CGI).

stock market tools: WD-40 Company(WDFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    WD-40 Company (NASDAQ: WDFC) reported better-than-expected earnings for its second quarter, but the company missed analysts’ sales estimates. WD-40 shares fell 0.97 percent to $106.00 in the after-hours trading session.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    WD-40 Company (NASDAQ: WDFC) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.86 per share on revenue of $99.10 million.

    Hooker Furniture Corporation (NASDAQ: HOFT) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.40 per share on revenue of $62.20 million.

stock market tools: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New(SIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

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

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

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    All is not lost for retail, however. Cramer continued to recommend the closeout and discount chains like TJX Stores (TJX) , Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (OLLI) and Burlington Stores (BURL) . He was also bullish on those who cater to the millennials, like Six Flags (SIX) , Dave & Busters (PLAY) and Foot Locker (FL) , where trying on shoes never seems to go out of style.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    That’s not to say the consumer never leaves the house, but when they do, they shop for their homes at Home Depot (HD) and Home Goods, the TJX Stores (TJX) chain that’s knocking it out of the park. The consumer is also visiting theme parks like Six Flags (SIX) and Walt Disney (DIS) and they’re also going on Carnival Cruises (CCL) .

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Six Flags Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: SIX) also recently had a large buyer acquiring more shares of the company. CEO and the President John Duffey bought a total of 25,000 shares of the theme park giant at $59.93 per share. The total for the trade was posted at $1,498,198. The stock closed last Friday at $59.96. The 52-week range for the shares is $45.24 to $62.69. The consensus price target is $62.43.

stock market tools: The Middleby Corporation(MIDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Middleby Corp (NASDAQ: MIDD) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $515.56 million.

    Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.70 per share on revenue of $360.22 million.

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018

When fear and volatility rear their ugly heads, investors will traditionally turn to more conservative investments — such as gold. Presumably, this is what happened during the bitterly fought presidential campaign. In 2016, the price of gold, which ended the year up about 8%, had climbed as much as 28% at one point.

Similarly, many gold stocks enjoyed quite the ride last year — rides that have extended into the new year, leaving some companies trading at seriously low prices. Of course, this doesn’t mean these companies are worthy of investment. So let’s grab our pickaxes and see what we can uncover.

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Minding the miners

When considering gold-mining companies’ stocks, it’s important to recognize that the traditional price-to-earnings ratio doesn’t have as much merit. Because of non-cash charges — like depreciation — it’s not uncommon for companies to take large writedowns on their assets, resulting in skewed earnings figures. Yamana Gold, for example,recorded non-cash impairment charges of $2.6 billion.In the company’s annual report, management acknowledged that “the largest contributor to the impairment was the writedown of values relating to exploration landand potential ounces.”

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFII) shares dropped 43 percent to $26.96. Electronics For Imaging disclosed that it has postponed Q2 release due to accounting issues related to revenue recognition. Morgan Stanley downgraded Electronics for Imaging from Equal-Weight to Underweight.

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Charles Sizemore]

     Charles Sizemore is a prolific financial writer, longtime prizedInvestorPlace contributor, and chief investment officer of Sizemore Capital Management. He’s also a two-time winner of our Best Stockscompetition, so he knows how to pick ‘em.

    Never one to choose a straightforward company, Charles went withEnergy Transfer Equity (ETE) for the Best Stocks for 2016 contest. ETE is a complicated beast, a master limited partnership that’s made up of six other energy companies.

    Perhaps the simplest way to think of ETE is as a company with diversified exposure to energy pipelines, which essentially collect tolls as their corporate users send oil and natural gas all across the country.

    Energy Transfer is thick on the income front, with a dividend yield sitting at 8.7% currently.

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Celadon Group, Inc.(CGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the industrial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) and Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE: CGI).

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: MFRI Inc.(MFRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedsmall cap piping systems stock MFRI, Inc (NASDAQ: MFRI) as a short-term long/bullish trade:

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: United Parcel Service Inc.(UPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Meanwhile, earnings season produced large price swings in a few stocks individual stocks, including Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA) and UPS (NYSE:UPS).

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report", Pete Najarian spoke about unusually high options activity in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS). He said that options traders are buying the January 2020, 140 strike calls. Around 20,000 call options were traded in the first half of the session and traders were paying $3.20 for them. The trade breaks even at $143.20 or 21.12 percent above the current market price. Pete Najarian owns shares of UPS and he thinks the stock is going much higher.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    “The fourth quarter may be the index’s best opportunity to turn around its anemic 2017,” said Direxion. “Over the past five years, the index’s Q4 performance averaged over 7 percent growth and only ended the quarter down once in that span; in 2015. Delivery companies like FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) typically drive the Index around the end of the year.”

  • [By Todd Campbell, Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    In the case of these three stocks, however, it may be worth taking a gamble. Our contributors think catalysts at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-B), and United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) can get them back to their winning ways. Read on to find out if these down-and-out stocks are right for your portfolio.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Dont tell me youve forgotten about dimpled chads.

Investors may have qualms about the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency, but the biggest near-term threat to stocks is posed by the outside possibility that neither he nor Hillary Clinton emerges a clear winner on Tuesday.

Read: Here are all the possible election outcomesand how markets will react

It is an unlikely scenario, but as MarketWatchs Robert Schroeder noted earlier this week, tightening polls in key states mean it is a possibility that cant be ignored. See: Heres what happens if neither Clinton nor Trump wins on Tuesday night

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AFC Enterprises Inc.(AFCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By AnnaLisa Kraft]

    AFC Enterprises (NASDAQ: AFCE  ) , which owns the Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen quick- serve chain, once an undiscovered gem, has now soared 66% over the last year.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: 8point3 Energy Partners LP(CAFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Swanson]

    8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD), a joint venture formed by First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) and SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), has significant “veiled risks” due to its high payout ratio, lack of debt controls and lack of growth, Axiom’s Gordon L. Johnson said in a report.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Don’t look now, but the demise of the solar yieldco industry may have been overstated. In the past six months, NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP), NRG Yield (NYSE:NYLD), and Pattern Energy Group (NASDAQ:PEGI) have all outperformed the market, and even the maligned 8point3 Energy Partners (NASDAQ:CAFD) has come close.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) was down, falling around 9 percent to $12.05. 8point3 Energy reported Q1 earnings of $0.03 per share on revenue of $9.9 million. First Solar announced plans to review alternatives for the sale of interest in 8point3 Energy Partners. Wells Fargo downgraded 8point3 Energy from Outperform to Market Perform.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(LXRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LXRX) dropped about 12.3% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $12.93 after closing at $14.74 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $19.62. Volume of around 2.8 million was nearly 5 times the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Helen of Troy Limited(HELE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Helen of Troy (HELE) is trading lower Friday, after reporting a mixed first quarter.

    The personal care products company said it earned $1.27 a share on revenue that rose 0.8% to $347.9 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.17 per share on revenue of $356.1 million. Gross profit margin increased 2.3 percentage points to 43.8%, while cash flow from operations climbed from $37.8 million in the year ago period to $41.7 million.

    For the full year, Helen of Troy expects to earn between $5.85 to $6.35 a share on revenue of $1.57 billion to $1.62 billion. Analysts are modeling for earnings of $6.12 a share on revenue of $1.6 billion. However the company also warned that it expects a decline in sales for its nutritional supplement division.

    Jefferies Trevor Young reiterated a Buy rating and $114 price target on the stock today:

    Despite the 1Q revenue miss and ~30bps (~$4m) expected incremental FX headwinds, management maintained its FY revenue and adjusted EPS guidance (GAAP EPS came down $0.23 on the high and low end due to $6.6m of after tax non-cash asset impairment and patent litigation charges). Embedded in this guidance is the assumption of beauty coming in at the low end of the previous -7% to -12% range, and nutritional declining MSD (vs. flat to LSD positive growth previously). We believe this implies that housewares (MSD positive growth guidance previously) and health & home (LSD positive growth previously) would have to perform incrementally better than prior expectations, which we view as a positive.

    The shares are down 3.3% to $99.31 in recent trading.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lifetime Brands Inc.(LCUT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, cyclical consumer goods & services shares gained by 0.41 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Kandi Technologies Group Inc (NASDAQ: KNDI), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc (NYSE: HOT), and Lifetime Brands Inc (NASDAQ: LCUT).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MercadoLibre Inc.(MELI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    “Take Mercadolibre Inc (NASDAQ: MELI), for example. When the stock market fell, they had enough cash in the bank to weather the storm; meanwhile, competitor DeRemate didn’t, and thus ended falling in oblivion. So, the lesson is: money is not a commodity.”

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Dan Caplinger, Rich Duprey, Jason Hall, and Jordan Wathen]

    So what other companies could potentially grow at a breakneck speed over the next few decades? We asked a team of Fools that very question, and they pickedMercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI),WisdomTree Investments(NASDAQ:WETF),Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN), First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), andNVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA). Read on to find out why.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    As I have pointed out before, Latin American e-commerce leader Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)is enjoying some pretty serious demographic and technological tailwinds. With internet, smartphone, and e-commerce penetration far behind comparable adoption in the U.S., these trends will likely continue to drive growth for the foreseeable future. But seeing is believing, right?

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Latin American e-commerce leader MercadoLibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) is scheduled to report the results of its recently completed fourth quarter and full year on Feb. 23. MercadoLibre — which is Spanish for “free market” — saw its share price increase an impressive 42% in 2016. Investors will have a keen eye on the latest results. Here’s a preview of MercadoLibre’s earnings report and a few things to watch on Feb. 23.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Celadon Group, Inc.(CGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the industrial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) and Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE: CGI).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Just Hold Your Nose and Dive Into Under Armour Inc (UAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA) is set to release its most recent quarterly results Tuesday as well. The consensus forecast calls for $0.19 in EPS and $1.48 billion in revenue. Shares ended the week at $16.04. The consensus price target is $18.40, and the 52-week range is $15.75 to $33.45.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    With companies like Under Armour (UAA), MGM Resorts International (MGM), andUnited Parcel Service (UPS) reporting tomorrow, we thought we’d get a jump start on the stocks moving after today’s close:

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    Amgen (AMGN) has tumbled 3.6% to $158.65 after beating earnings forecasts but missing on sales.

    Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) has dropped 3% to $157.51 after its earnings fell short of the Street consensus.

    Las Vegas Sands (LVS) has declined 1.1% to $58.60 despite beating earnings forecasts.

    O’Reilly Automotive (ORLY) has fallen 2.7% to $257.99 after missing earnings forecasts and lowering full-year guidance.

    Whiting Petroleum (WLL) has gained 2.9% to $8.30 after reporting a smaller-than-expected loss.

    Weight Watchers International (WTW) has jumped 7.9% to $21.75 after hiring HSN’sMindy Grossman as its new CEO.

     

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Hanesbrands was just one of many retail companies that got shellacked this week. Under Armour (UAA) tumbled 29% after missing earnings forecasts and cutting its guidance, while Deckers Outdoor (DECK) plunged 21% after its earnings missed the Street consensus, and Ralph Lauren (RL) plummeted 13% after its CEO stepped down.

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    Wayne Duggan’s “Usual Suspects Among Hottest Stocks To Short” offers a look at some of last week’s most popular stocks with short sellers. See why Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) and Under Armour Inc (NYSE: UAA) made the list, as well as a struggling retailer, a recent IPO and several others.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    To further strengthen its ecosystem, Mindbody reached a deal with Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA) that lets the more than 180 million users of Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal app sign up for classes offered by Mindbody’s subscribers. Mindbody also has a partnership with Alphabet’s Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) allowing people in several major cities to book classes listed on Mindbody directly through Google Search and Maps. These two titans choosing to partner with Mindbody is a major vote of confidence for its platform, and I wouldn’t be surprised if a company like Under Armour makes a bid for Mindbody at some point in the future.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    The suggestion of a boycott of Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) products because its CEO plans to hire thousands of refugees, as well as an analyst downgrade of Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA) stock due to the CEO Kevin Plank’s positive comments about the effects of Trump on American business, show how widely the debate over association, either positive or negative, with White Housepolicies has exploded.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Reynolds American Inc(RAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey, Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, and Brian Feroldi]

    It remains true that the tobacco industry will continue coming under pressure from anti-smoking activists, politicians, and regulators who seek to stub out cigarettes further by raising taxes on smokes, but companies such as Altria and Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI) are largely able to offset their impact on profits by raising prices. The ability to command such pricing power without an overly large loss of customers obviously speaks to the addictive qualities of smoking but is also an otherwise enviable position to be in.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Just before 1pm today, shares of Reynolds American (RAI) took a sudden nosedive on reports that its merger with British American Tobacco (BTI) had “hit a snag” according to StreetInsider.com. Cowen’s Vivien Azer and team still think a deal gets done:

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    Street Insider is reporting that BATS’ acquisition of RAI has “hit a snag,” and that “a potential transaction may be less likely near-term.” We view this source as less credible (vs. a WSJ or CNBC), in particular given the scant level of detail. While the delay in a consummated deal has extended longer than we thought, we still view the deal as likely (85% probability).

    Shares of Reynolds American have dropped 1.3% to $55.47 at 2:26 p.m. today, while British American Tobacco has declined 0.2% to $112.71. Shares of Philip Morris International (PM), which could be interested in an acquisition of Altria Group (MO), have fallen 1% to$90.28 after getting cut toNeutral from Buy at BofA Merrill Lynch, while Altria has risen 0.5% to$67.94 after getting upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Merrill.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    With interest rates set to rise this year, many dividend investors are likely worried that their stocks will slip as bond yields become more attractive. While some dividend stocks will inevitably decline, investors can still find some low-risk income plays that have high yields and cheap valuations. Let’s take a look at three such stocks — AT&T (NYSE:T), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), and Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(AQXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    The Baker Brothers biotech hedge fund bought a block of 398,062 shares of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AQXP) last week. At a per-shareprice of $17.18, the total for the trade came to$6,836,813.