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The post-Thanksgiving IPO market got off to a slower start than expected, with just one company raising $67 million, no filings and three launches this week, including Apollo-backed fixed-annuity provider Athene Holding, fluid subsystem delivery provider Ichor Holdings and Texas- and Louisiana-based E&P Wildhorse Resource Development. While Wildhorse launched its IPO just one day after OPEC reached a deal to cut production, we believe that most other JOBS act companies will wait to file, as it is too late for them to launch an IPO in 2016.

At the start of December, the average 2016 US IPO is up 26%, and 72% of IPOs are trading above their offer price, compared to one year ago, when just 44% of IPOs were trading above their offer price

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at 12/2 Innovative Industrial Properties REIT
REIT focused on medical-use marijuana $67 $68 0% -4.3% -7.8% Click to enlarge

Up in smoke: Marijuana REIT cuts deal multiple times to complete IPO
Innovative Industrial Products REIT (Pending:IIPR), a newly-formed REIT focused on medical-use cannabis cultivation facilities, raised $67 million by offering 3.35 million shares at $20; however, the pricing came after multiple updated filings, which both eliminated shares to be offered to management at no cost and slashed the deal size from $175 million to $80 million, before it further downsized the offering at the pricing. The IPO came at a tough time for REITs, as rates are widely expected to be raised at the December meeting of the Fed. Despite an experienced management team and the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in multiple states, the company faces increased scrutiny due to the dubious federal legal status of marijuana cultivation and production. The company traded off 4% on its first day and closed week down

best it stocks: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    ArQule Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) dropped about 23% Friday, to post a new 52-week low of $1.13 after closing at $1.47 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.17. Volume was about 15 times the daily average of around 150,000 shares. The biopharmaceutical company said this morning that a phase 3 trial of a cancer drug did not meet the primary endpoint of improving overall survival.

best it stocks: Celanese Corporation(CE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Time To Favor Optionality: Most macro data are similar to, or better than, when the merger was announced. As a result, the same returns have been obtainable, with significantly less stress, simply through owning 3M (MMM) or a basket of chemical companies that approximate the Dow-DuPont portfolio. Relative to the chemical sector, performance has been average, leverage appears reasonable but near-term FCF less-than compelling partly due to new capacity ramping. With the merger likely to close in the near-term (90% chance, in our view), we believe Dow-DuPont will have an opportunity to show how scale creates optionality. The overhaul at Celanese (CE) over the past few years shows the way.

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best it stocks: KNOT Offshore Partners LP(KNOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    If I Could Only Choose One…
    Of all the double-digit yielders in my screening universe, Knot Offshore Partners (NYSE: KNOP) has the strongest coverage ratio. The company is currently distributing annual payments of $2.08 per share, and the average earnings estimate for next year is $2.51 per share — for a comfortable coverage ratio of 121% ($2.51/$2.08).

best it stocks: CNO Financial Group, Inc.(CNO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    CNO Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: CNO) dropped about 8.1% on Friday to post a new 52-week low of $14.29 against a 52-week high of $20.88. Volume of more than 6 million was more than 3 times the daily average of around 1.8 million. The stock closed at $15.55 on Thursday night. The company on Thursday cut its re-insurance agreements with Beechwood Re following disclosure that regulators that many of Beechwood’s assets did not comply with insurance company guidelines.

best it stocks: StoneMor Partners L.P.(STON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    The list of below stocks is notable as the shares have traded on sequentially increasing volume spanning the trading days from September 16 to September 20:

trading stocks

Tuesday looked like it was going to be an exciting follow-up to Monday’s robust up-day, but early gains quickly deteriorated into losses, including a 0.07% dip for the S&P 500. And those losses look ready to accelerate as we head into Wednesday’s early action thanks primarily because of more tumult from the White House.

While the morning ramps up with news out of the earnings sector, a few stocks are consolidating big moves this morning, including BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) and Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY). The broader market itself could get interesting, too, as measured by the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY).

Here’s what you need to know.

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

U.S. stock futures were down by more than half a percent Wednesday morning in the aftermath of Tuesday’s breathtaking allegations that President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey back in February, “I hope you can let this go,” referencing the FBI’s investigation into former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn.

trading stocks: CNO Financial Group, Inc.(CNO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    CNO Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: CNO) dropped about 8.1% on Friday to post a new 52-week low of $14.29 against a 52-week high of $20.88. Volume of more than 6 million was more than 3 times the daily average of around 1.8 million. The stock closed at $15.55 on Thursday night. The company on Thursday cut its re-insurance agreements with Beechwood Re following disclosure that regulators that many of Beechwood’s assets did not comply with insurance company guidelines.

trading stocks: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    As part of this discussion, he took the time to explain how the technology that Intel calls 14 nanometers is more like what its competitors — Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.(NYSE:TSM) — call 10 nanometers (smaller is generally believed to be better).

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    For many years, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) has relied on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM) to manufacture the graphics chips it designs. Today, most of NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture-based graphics processors — from the GeForce GTX 1060, designed for mainstream PC gamers, all the way through its cutting edge Tesla P100 datacenter accelerators — are manufactured by TSMC.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Contract-chip manufacturing giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM) recently announced its earnings results, provided forward guidance for the current quarter, and provided a lot of insight on the ramp-up of its next-generation chip-manufacturing technology, called 10-nanometers (10nm for short).

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    A while back, DigiTimes reported that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM), a major contract chip manufacturer, planned to introduce an enhanced variant of its 16nm manufacturing technology dubbed “12nm.”

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    To illustrate my point, Intel’s chief competitor, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM), has said that its 7-nanometer technology, which should go into mass production in the first half of 2018, delivers a roughly 1.63-fold density improvement over its 10-nanometer technology.

trading stocks: Coca-Cola Company (The)(KO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    I won’t keep you in suspense — Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) owns 400,000,000 shares of Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), worth a total of $16.7 billion as of this writing. This translates to a 9.4% stake in the beverage giant, and makes Coca-Cola Buffett’s third-largest stock investment.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Some money managers are indeed preparing for Armageddon, expecting a thin summer trading season to usher in the bear. But Cramer said that, ultimately, what happens in Washington has little impact on the earnings of stocks like Walmart (WMT) , Coca-Cola (KO) or Citigroup (C) . It also has no correlation to the 17.8% move in Nvidia (NVDA) , nor the 12.8% jump in Electronic Arts (EA) .

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Coca-Cola Co.(NYSE: KO) was the exact same stake of 400 million shares. This has been a position thatalso has remained static, and Buffett has defended his stake here for years.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) traded up 1.42% at $45.92. The stock’s 52-week range is $40.22 to $47.48. Volume was about about 30% below the daily average of around 10 million shares. The company had no specific news.

trading stocks: Westar Energy, Inc.(WR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    According to a report by Bloomberg, Westar Energy Inc (NYSE: WR) is a potential takeover target from rival Ameren Corp (NYSE: AEE) and a consortium of investors, including Toronto-based Borealis Infrastructure Management and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, utilities shares rose by 0.02 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Westar Energy Inc (NYSE: WR), Westar Energy Inc (NYSE: AT), and NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, utilities shares fell by 0.34 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Westar Energy Inc (NYSE: WR), down 7 percent, and Companhia de Saneamento Basico (ADR) (NYSE: SBS), down 5 percent.

trading stocks: Hertz Global Holdings Inc(HTZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian spoke about a big volume in the May 20 calls in Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (NYSE: HTZ). He believes the stock has some upside potential and he decided to buy the upside calls in the name. He is going to hold them for two to three weeks.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) has been a roller-coaster ride over the past year, and shareholders may be pleased to know that Wall Street legend and renowned investor Carl Icahn, who is also a 10% owner of the company, bought shares again in a big way last week. Icahn bought a total of 15,080,442 shares at a price of $23.43. The total for the buy was posted at a staggering $350 million. Hertz traded on Friday at $28.65, so the timing looks very solid.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of rental car company Hertz (NYSE:HTZ) fell as much as 11.7% on Thursday after analysts at Morgan Stanley cut its price target for the stock from $15 to $12. Shares closed the trading day down about 11.4%.

trading stocks: Continental Resources, Inc.(CLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Beta Should Lead At The Start of A Rally: Best ideas in the first leg up: Marathon Oil, Devon Energy (DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), and Continental Resources (CLR). If OPEC announces a cut, whether moderate or deep, we expect that in the initial move up, moderate value beta names, like Marathon Oil, Devon Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, andContinental Resources will lead.For a $5 increase in oil prices, we estimate 2017 cash flow per share would increase 12-18% for these stocks vs. the remainder of the group at 12%. Of these four, short interest is modest for all exceptContinental Resources at 25%, among the highest in our universe. Outperformance of these names should be driven by investors adding to long positions, not short covering.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    There has also been a chorus of voices opposing the Paris agreement as well. Twenty-two Republican Senators last week signed a letter calling for the U.S. to withdraw. On the corporate front, Harold Hamm, the CEO of Continental Resources (CLR) and adviser to the Trump campaign, in a letter to Trump ahead of his inauguration reported by the New York Times called on the president to “cancel” the Paris treaty.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While crude prices stumbled into 2016, they found their footing by mid-year and roared back to life, ending the year up about 42%. Those rising prices lifted most oil stocks. However, a handful of large-cap oil stocks rose above the crowd by outperforming crude’s rally. Those top-tier performers wereContinental Resources (NYSE:CLR), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD), and Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC):

alternative investments

William Patalon III

Over the last five years, we’ve been detailing the big new threat posed by the nuclear buildups in China and Russia, and by a nuclearizing North Korea.

We’ve also chronicled the major threat posed by the “New Arms Race” ignited by hypersonic weapons – both conventional and nuclear-tipped. (In fact, we even told you about the new hypersonic spyplane the military plans to build.)

Our goal of course, was to spotlight the need for new types of missile-defense systems – while zeroing in on the stocks most likely to benefit from the development of these newest technologies.

And to keep you ahead of the crowd.

It appears we’ve done just that: A brand-new (and high-level) study from a Washington think tank is raising worries about the very same threats we’ve been telling you about for years.

alternative investments: CNO Financial Group, Inc.(CNO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    CNO Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: CNO) dropped about 8.1% on Friday to post a new 52-week low of $14.29 against a 52-week high of $20.88. Volume of more than 6 million was more than 3 times the daily average of around 1.8 million. The stock closed at $15.55 on Thursday night. The company on Thursday cut its re-insurance agreements with Beechwood Re following disclosure that regulators that many of Beechwood’s assets did not comply with insurance company guidelines.

alternative investments: Gilead Sciences, Inc.(GILD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    JPMorgan is hosting its health care conference this week, which has provided opportunities for companies to provide updates on their pipelines, profits and even M&A plans before a captive audience. And of course, Gilead Sciences (GILD) was there, and its management spoke to analysts about its business, including the possibility for…M&A, which we don’t need to remind you is much on investors’ minds. Mizuho’s Salim Syed offered his takeaway on the subject:

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    The company’s current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Biotechnology industry and the overall market, GILEAD SCIENCES INC’s return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

     

  • [By Arie Goren]

    Also Read :Gilead Sciences, Inc: Gilead (GILD) Stock Looks Set For A Bounce

    Latest Quarter Results

    On November 01, Gilead Sciences reported its third quarter 2016 financial results, which missed earnings per share expectations by $0.11 (3.8%). GILD’s revenues of $7.50 billion for the quarter were better than the consensus estimate of $7.46 billion. The company showed earnings per share surprise in nine of its last twelve five quarters, as shown in the table below.

alternative investments: The Joint Corp.(JYNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Joint Corp (NASDAQ: JYNT) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.28 per share on revenue of $4.13 million.

    Synacor Inc (NASDAQ: SYNC) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.03 per share on revenue of $30.00 million.

alternative investments: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-A)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Andrew Tonner]

    In fact, some of businesses’ biggest names trade at significant discounts to the market, including companies like Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK.B), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM). As such, let’s dive into what specifically makes these value stocks particularly intriguing investing opportunities today.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    I won’t keep you in suspense — Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) owns 400,000,000 shares of Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), worth a total of $16.7 billion as of this writing. This translates to a 9.4% stake in the beverage giant, and makes Coca-Cola Buffett’s third-largest stock investment.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    The next few trading days include highly anticipated earnings reports from some of the biggest names in their respective industries, including Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), Costco (NASDAQ:COST), and Priceline (NASDAQ:PCLN).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Among other stories related to the company last week, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) reported that it now owns about 57.4 million shares of Apple stock, up from 15.23 million at the end of the third quarter of 2016.