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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

ValuEngine downgraded shares of NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Monday.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub cut NetScout Systems from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Saturday, August 18th. Zacks Investment Research cut NetScout Systems from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $31.00 price objective on NetScout Systems and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $28.33.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Yuma Energy, Inc.(YUMA)

Yuma Energy, Inc., incorporated on October 7, 1909, is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is oil and gas company focused on the acquisition, development and exploration for conventional and unconventional oil and natural gas resources in the United States Gulf Coast and California. The Company has approximately 13.3 million barrel of oil equivalent (Boe) of proved reserves. The Company’s operations are focused on onshore assets located in central and southern Louisiana, where the Company is targeting the Austin Chalk, Tuscaloosa, Wilcox, Frio, Marg Tex and Hackberry formations. In addition, it has a non-operated position in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and operated positions in Kern and Santa Barbara Counties in California.

The Company’s Greater Masters Creek Field properties are located in the Austin Chalk Trend in west central Louisiana. The Company holds approximately 61,986 net acres in the field. The Company holds interest in approximately 22 operated proved undeveloped locations, three non-operated proved undeveloped locations, 63 operated non-proved undeveloped locations and 11 non-operated non-proved undeveloped locations that are either held by production or contain existing leasehold. The Company is seeking joint venture partners to participate in the future drilling and development of these locations.

The Company holds non-operated working interest in La Posada (Bayou Hebert) Field located on Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. The La Posada field consists of over three wells producing from the Lower Planulina Cris R sands, and approximately 1,600 gross acres. The Company operates over four wells producing oil from the lower Tuscaloosa sands, three wells producing from the Wilcox sands, and a salt water disposal well at Beaver Dam Creek Field, Bills Branch Field, Livingston North Field, St. Helena and Livingston Parishes, Louisiana. The Company operates Lake Fortuna Field (Raccoon Island), St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. The Company holds wo! rking interest in approximately 1,344 gross acres on Gardner Island and Branville Bay, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. The Company holds working interest in approximately 960 gross lease acres in Kern County, California. The Company operates over seven fields producing from Pliocene, Miocene, Oligocene, and Eocene age reservoirs. It holds working interest across approximately 3,292 gross lease option acres in the Livingston 3-D Project area. The Company is the operator and has access rights to drill additional exploration wells to both the Lower Tuscaloosa and the Wilcox oil sands. The Company also operates Amazon 3-D Project, Calcasieu and Jefferson Parishes, Louisiana and Cat Canyon Field, Santa Barbara County, California. The Company holds working interest in approximately 18,553 gross acres in McKenzie County, North Dakota. The Company has interests in approximately six producing oil wells and two active salt water disposal wells. All producing wells are located in two fields, Yellowstone and Southeast Homerun.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Yuma Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:YUMA) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 336,888 shares, an increase of 27.7% from the January 31st total of 263,835 shares. Currently, 1.7% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 1,331,392 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.3 days.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Yuma Energy, Inc. (NYSE: YUMA) were down 60 percent to $0.4520 after the company late Friday reported it was not in compliance with its debt to EBITDAX covenant and announced limited liquidity levels. The company also reported Q1 earnings down year-over-year and disclosed that it is exploring strategic alternatives.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMPH) disclosed that it received the FDA approval for Calcium Chloride injection.
    Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD) reported a proposed offering of 3 million shares.
    Yuma Energy Inc (NYSE: YUMA) reported a Q1 loss of $0.16 per share on sales of $5.646 million. The company also disclosed that it is actively seeking strategic alternatives.
    NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) disclosed a 24.96 million share common stock offering via selling holders.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Approach Resources Inc.(AREX)

Approach Resources Inc., incorporated on October 12, 2002, is an independent energy company. The Company is focused on the exploration, development, production and acquisition of unconventional oil and gas reserves in the Midland Basin of the greater Permian Basin in West Texas. The Company’s business segment is the exploration and production of oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas. The Company’s assets cover an area of approximately 126,000 net acres. Its proved reserves are approximately 166.6 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe). The Company’s proved reserves are primarily located in Crockett and Schleicher Counties, Texas. The Company’s Permian Basin acreage is known as the Project Pangea. The Company owns and operates approximately 800 producing oil and gas wells in the Permian Basin.

The Company’s acreage position in the Permian Basin is characterized by various commercial hydrocarbon zones, including the Clearfork, Dean, Wolfcamp shale, Canyon Sands, Strawn and Ellenburger zones. The Wolfcamp shale is located in the oil-to-wet gas window across the Company’s Permian acreage position, and is naturally fractured due to its proximity to the Ouachita-Marathon thrust belt and mineralogy, specifically the carbonate and quartz minerals. The Company, through a joint venture with EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., holds interests in the approximately 3,000 gross acre project in Limestone and Robertson Counties, Texas, in the East Texas Cotton Valley trend. The Company’s primary targets in North Bald Prairie are the Cotton Valley Sands and Cotton Valley Lime. The Company produces NGLs as part of the processing of its natural gas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $2.75.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX) hit a new 52-week low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $2.02 and last traded at $2.04, with a volume of 2875 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $2.08.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of crude oil and natural gas properties primarily in China. It operates 16 oil and gas production fields in China. As of December 31, 2010, the company?s estimated proved reserves of crude oil and natural gas consisted of 3,963 million barrels-of-oil equivalent comprising 2,888 million barrels of crude oil and 6,447 billion cubic feet of natural gas. It also engages in the refining of crude oil; marketing and distribution of refined petroleum products; and production and sale of petrochemical products that consist of intermediate petrochemicals, synthetic resins, synthetic fiber monomers and polymers, synthetic fibers, synthetic rubber, and chemical fertilizers, as well as owns and operates oil depots and service stations. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Beijing, the People?s Republic of China. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of China Petrochemical Corporation.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The shares of China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP), also known as Sinopec, rose 18% in January, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Not far behind were Canadian oil companies Vermilion Energy(NYSE:VET), with a global asset portfolio, and Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), a Canadian oil sands specialist, with gains of 16% and 15%, respectively. U.S. based Noble Energy(NYSE:NBL), however, led this international quartet with a 19% leap. Noble’s portfolio is global, but it has a material position in the U.S. onshore drilling space.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The following table highlights the 10 biggest energy companies by market capitalization. Some of these companies operate upstream, midstream, and downstream businesses, but all of them derive the majority of their revenue from upstream operations.

    Rank Company Market Cap

    1 ExxonMobil $348 billion
    2 Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B) $286 billion
    3 Chevron (NYSE:CVX) $223 billion
    4 Petrochina Co. Ltd. (NYSE:PTR) $218 billion
    5 Total SA (NYSE:TOT) $163 billion
    6 BP Plc (NYSE:BP) $143 billion
    7 China Petroleum (NYSE:SNP) $107 billion
    8 Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR) $89 billion
    9 ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) $84 billion
    10 Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE:SLB) $84 billion

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance on Sept. 13, 2018.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: California Resources Corporation(CRC)

California Resources Corporation operates as an oil and natural gas exploration and production company in the State of California. It produces oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company holds interests in approximately 2.4 million net acres. As of December 31, 2015, it had net proved reserves of 644 million barrels of oil equivalent. It also gathers, processes, and markets oil and gas products to marketers, California refineries, and other purchasers that have access to transportation and storage facilities. In addition, the company generates and sells electricity to the grid and to others through contractual agreements. California Resources Corporation is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in CRC. Quantamental Technologies LLC purchased a new position in California Resources during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $48,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its position in California Resources by 29.6% during the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,117 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $53,000 after acquiring an additional 711 shares in the last quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC raised its position in California Resources by 32.8% during the fourth quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 11,396 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $194,000 after acquiring an additional 2,815 shares in the last quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd raised its position in California Resources by 88.8% during the fourth quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 12,649 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $216,000 after acquiring an additional 5,951 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its position in California Resources by 335.5% during the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 14,122 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $241,000 after acquiring an additional 10,879 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 73.50% of the company’s stock.

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    About California Resou

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    California Resources Corp (NYSE:CRC)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: North American Energy Partners, Inc.(NOA)

North American Energy Partners Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of mining and heavy construction services to customers in the resource development and industrial construction sectors primarily in Western Canada. The company offers construction and operations support services through various stages of an oil sands project’s lifecycle. Its services include site clearing and access road construction; site development and underground utility installation; construction and relocation of mine site infrastructure; stripping, muskeg removal, and overburden removal; heavy equipment and labor supply; material hauling; and mine reclamation, tailings pond construction, and tailings pond maintenance. The company also provides site development services for plants and refineries, including in situ oil sands facilities; and heavy and light civil construction for various resource infrastructure projects. North American Energy Partners Inc. was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    North American Energy Partners Inc (NYSE:NOA)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Geopark Ltd(GPRK)

GeoPark Limited engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas reserves in Chile, Colombia, Brazil, and Argentina. As of December 31, 2014, the company had working and/or economic interests in 29 hydrocarbons blocks, as well as shallow-offshore concession in Brazil that includes the Manati Field. It had net proved reserves of 43.7 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was formerly known as GeoPark Holdings Limited and changed its name to GeoPark Limited in July 2013. GeoPark Limited was founded in 2002 and is based in Santiago, Chile.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    GeoPark Ltd (NYSE:GPRK)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 07, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lonestar Resources US (NYSE: GPRK) and GeoPark (NYSE:GPRK) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Geopark (NYSE:GPRK) in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

    “We expect the Street to raise its estimates once again on the back of these strong results.”,” the firm’s analyst wrote.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Transmontaigne Partners L.P.(TLP)

TransMontaigne Partners L.P. (TransMontaigne Partners), incorporated on February 23, 2005, is a terminaling and transportation company with operations in the United States along the Gulf Coast, in the Midwest, in Brownsville, Texas, along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, and in the Southeast. Its segments are Gulf Coast terminals, Midwest terminals and pipeline system, Brownsville terminals, River terminals and Southeast terminals. The Company provides integrated terminaling, storage, transportation and related services for customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of light refined petroleum products, heavy refined petroleum products, crude oil, chemicals, fertilizers and other liquid products. Light refined products include gasolines, diesel fuels, heating oil and jet fuels. Heavy refined products include residual fuel oils and asphalt.

TransMontaigne Services Inc. is an indirect subsidiary of TransMontaigne Inc. TransMontaigne Inc. is an indirect subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. (Morgan Stanley). The Company is controlled by its general partner, TransMontaigne GP L.L.C., which is an indirect subsidiary of TransMontaigne Inc. It uses its terminaling facilities to receive refined products from the pipeline, ship, barge or railcar making delivery on behalf of its customers, and transfer those refined products to the tanks located at its terminals; store the refined products in its tanks for its customers; monitor the volume of the refined products stored in its tanks; distribute the refined products out of its terminals in vessels or truckloads using truck racks and other distribution equipment located at its terminals, including pipelines, and heat residual fuel oils and asphalt stored in the Company’s tanks and provide other ancillary services related to the throughput process.

The Company offers terminaling services by distributing and storing products to its customers. Its terminaling services fees include throughput fees based on the volume of pro! duct distributed from the facility, injection fees based on the volume of product injected with additive compounds and storage fees based on a rate per barrel of storage capacity per month. It earns pipeline transportation fees on its Razorback pipeline, Diamondback pipeline and the Ella-Brownsville pipeline-based on the volume of product transported and the distance from the origin point to the delivery point. It manages and operates tank capacity at its Port Everglades (South) terminal for an oil company. The Company manages and operates for an affiliate of Mexico’s state-owned petroleum company a bi-directional products pipeline connected to its Brownsville, Texas terminal facility and receives a management fee and reimbursement of costs.

Gulf Coast Operations

The Company’s Gulf Coast operations include over eight refined product terminals located in Florida. At its Gulf Coast terminals it handles refined products and crude oil and provides integrated terminaling services to customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of refined products, and crude oil and the United States government. Its Gulf Coast terminals receive refined products from vessels on behalf of its customers. In addition, its Jacksonville terminal also receives asphalt by rail and its Port Everglades (North) terminal also receives product by truck. It distributes by truck or barge at all of its Gulf Coast terminals. In addition, it distributes products by pipeline at its Port Everglades and Tampa terminals. It manages and operates the Port Everglades (South) terminal, and it is reimbursed by an oil company for its proportionate share of its operating and maintenance costs.

Midwest Terminals and Pipeline Operations

In Missouri and Arkansas, the Company owns and operates the Razorback pipeline and terminals in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, at the origin of the pipeline and in Rogers, Arkansas, at the terminus of the pipeline. The Razorback pipeline is an approximately 67-mile interstat! e common ! carrier pipeline, which transports light refined product on behalf of Morgan Stanley Capital Group from its terminal at Mount Vernon, where it is interconnected with a pipeline system owned by Magellan Midstream Partners, to its terminal at Rogers. The Razorback pipeline has a capacity of approximately 30,000 barrels per day. It also owns and operates a terminal facility at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Its Oklahoma City terminal receives gasoline and diesel fuels from a pipeline system owned by Magellan Midstream Partners for delivery through its truck rack to Shell Oil Products U.S. (Shell), for redistribution to locations throughout the Oklahoma City region.

Brownsville, Texas Operations

The Company operates the Frontera assets under an operations and reimbursement agreement between the Company and Frontera. It owns and operates approximately 0.9 million barrels of additional tankage and related ancillary facilities in Brownsville independent of the Frontera joint venture, as well as the Diamondback pipeline, which handles liquid product movements between Mexico and south Texas. At its Brownsville terminal, the Company handles refined petroleum products, chemicals, vegetable oils, naphtha, wax and propane, and provides iterminaling services to customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of refined products and natural gas liquids. Its Brownsville facilities receive refined products on behalf of its customers from vessels, by truck or railcar. The Company also receives natural gas liquids by pipeline.

The Diamondback pipeline consists of an eight inches pipeline, which transports LPG approximately 16 miles from its Brownsville facilities to its Matamoros terminal. The Mexico operations consist of a 7,000-barrel liquefied petroleum gas storage terminal in Matamoros, Mexico and a seven-mile pipeline system connecting the Matamoros terminal to its Diamondback pipeline system at the United States border, which connects to the Brownville, Texas terminals. It also o! perates a! nd maintains the United States portion of an approximately 174-mile bi-directional refined products pipeline owned by PMI. This pipeline connects its Brownsville terminal complex to a pipeline in Mexico, which delivers to PEMEX’s terminal located in Reynosa, Mexico and terminates at PEMEX’s refinery, located in Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The pipeline transports refined products and blending components. It operates and manages the approximately 18-mile portion of the pipeline located in the United States for a fee. The customers it serves at its Brownsville terminal facilities consist of wholesale and retail marketers of refined products and industrial and commercial end users of refined products, waxes and industrial chemicals. Its customers are Nieto Trading, B.V.

River Operations

The Company’s River facilities include over 10 refined product terminals along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and the Baton Rouge, Louisiana dock facility. At its River terminals, it handles gasolines, diesel fuels, heating oil, chemicals and fertilizers and provides integrated terminaling services to customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of refined products and industrial and commercial end users. Its River terminals receive products from vessels and barges on behalf of its customers and distribute products to trucks and barges.

Southeast Operations

The Company’s Southeast facilities include over 20 refined product terminals along the Plantation and Colonial pipelines. At its Southeast terminals, it handles gasolines, diesel fuels, jet fuel and heating oil on behalf of, and provides integrated terminaling services to customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of refined products. Its Southeast terminals receive products from the Plantation and Colonial pipelines on behalf of its customers and distribute products to trucks.

The Company competes with BP p.l.c., Buckeye Partners, L.P., Chevron U.S.A. Inc., CITGO Petroleum Corporation, E! xxon Mobi! l Corporation, HollyFrontier Corporation, Kinder Morgan, Inc., Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P., Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Motiva Enterprises LLC, Murphy Oil Corporation, NuStar Energy L.P., Phillips 66 and Sunoco, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TLP has been the subject of several analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded TransMontaigne Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 26th. Zacks Investment Research restated a “hold” rating on shares of TransMontaigne Partners in a report on Saturday, November 17th. Finally, UBS Group lowered TransMontaigne Partners from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $55.00 to $41.00 in a report on Wednesday, November 28th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $41.20.

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    About TransMontaigne Partners

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of TransMontaigne Partners L.P. (NYSE:TLP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $40.75.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: ENSERVCO Corporation(ENSV)

Enservco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides oil field services to the onshore oil and natural gas industry in the United States. It offers well enhancement services, such as hot oiling, acidizing, frac water heating, and pressure testing; fluid management services, including water transfer, water treatment, water/fluid hauling, frac tank rental, and disposal services; and well site construction and roustabout services, as well as other general oilfield services. The company owns and operates a fleet of approximately 340 specialized trucks, trailers, frac tanks, and other well-site related equipment. It operates in the Eastern United States region comprising the Southern region of the Marcellus Shale formation and the Utica Shale formation in eastern Ohio; Rocky Mountain Region consisting of western Colorado and southern Wyoming, central Wyoming, and western North Dakota and eastern Montana; and the Central United States region, including southwestern Kansas, Texas panhandle, northwestern Oklahoma, and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Enservco (NYSEAMERICAN:ENSV) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, May 9th.

    Enservco (NYSEAMERICAN:ENSV) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 22nd. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by ($0.03). Enservco had a negative return on equity of 89.94% and a negative net margin of 43.71%. The business had revenue of $14.13 million during the quarter.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGL) from underground reservoirs in the United States. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production, and Marketing, Gathering and Compression. The company holds interests in natural gas resource plays, including the Haynesville/Bossier Shales in northwestern Louisiana and East Texas; the Marcellus Shale in the northern Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania; and the Barnett Shale in the Fort Worth Basin of north-central Texas. It also holds interests in liquids-rich resource plays, such as the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; the Utica Shale in Ohio and Pennsylvania; the Anadarko Basin in northwestern Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle; and the Niobrara Shale in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. The company owns interests in approximately 43,700 oil and natural gas wells. As of December 31, 2015, it had estimated proved reserves of 1.504 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The company also provides oil, natural gas, and NGL marketing services comprising commodity price structuring, securing and negotiating gathering, hauling, processing and transportation, contract administration, and nomination services for Chesapeake-operated wells; and marketing services for third-party producers, as well as designs, engineers, fabricates, installs, and sells natural gas compression units, accessories, and equipment used in the production, treatment, and processing of oil and natural gas. Chesapeake Energy Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Note that in January, Emerge Energy Services LP announced that Superior Silica Sands LLC hadsigned a new agreement with Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s(NYSE: CHK) covering frac sand supplied from Superior’s San Antonio mine in South Texas.The CEO commented:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) spent tens of billions of dollars gobbling up drillable land during the last decade’s shale leasing boom. A result of that buying boom is that the company tacked on a significant amount of debt to its balance sheet, which weighed it down as commodity prices plunged. That forced the company to sell off some of its drillable land to stay afloat.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 1% at $2.93 in a 52-week range of $1.71 to $5.60.

    EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 1% at $94.11. The 52-week range is $82.04 to $133.53.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. operates as an independent energy company in the United States. It focuses on the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties, as well as the transportation of oil and natural gas primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2015, it had interests in the 135,408 net acres in the Permian Basin; and had total proved reserves of 125,698 thousand barrels of oil equivalent. The company was formerly known as Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Laredo Petroleum, Inc. in December 2013. Laredo Petroleum, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) – Piper Jaffray Companies decreased their Q4 2019 earnings per share estimates for Laredo Petroleum in a report released on Wednesday, February 13th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst K. Harrison now forecasts that the oil and gas producer will post earnings per share of $0.11 for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.12. Piper Jaffray Companies has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Laredo Petroleum’s Q3 2020 earnings at $0.03 EPS.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with major market benchmarks closing the day mixed, but nearly flat. Market participants were briefly enthusiastic about the potential to set new record highs following reports that the U.S. and China were mulling further trade negotiations, but the positive impact of that announcement largely waned as the day progressed. Nevertheless, investors focusing on company-specific news found some reasons to celebrate. Altria Group (NYSE:MO), Galapagos (NASDAQ:GLPG), and Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these businesses to tell you why their stocks did so well.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) dropped 5.9% on Monday . The stock traded as low as $7.95 and last traded at $7.96. Approximately 3,201,738 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 16% from the average daily volume of 3,808,352 shares. The stock had previously closed at $8.46.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Laredo Petroleum Inc (LPI) Reduced by Analyst (americanbankingnews.com) Laredo Working to Restart Permian Production Shuttered Following Tank Fire (naturalgasintel.com) OPEC Losing Control After Libya Outages (finance.yahoo.com) Laredo Petroleum reaffirms FY 2018 production view after storage tank fire (seekingalpha.com) Laredo Petroleum (LPI) Provides Update on Fire Reported at Tank Battery in Glasscock County, Texas (streetinsider.com)

    LPI stock traded down $0.15 during trading on Thursday, reaching $9.37. 204,560 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,884,005. Laredo Petroleum has a twelve month low of $7.41 and a twelve month high of $13.46. The company has a market cap of $2.24 billion, a PE ratio of 15.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a quick ratio of 0.77, a current ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90.

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Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its position in shares of PDC Energy Inc (NASDAQ:PDCE) by 63.0% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 179,262 shares of the energy producer’s stock after buying an additional 69,270 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in PDC Energy were worth $5,335,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its holdings in PDC Energy by 1.5% during the fourth quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 22,090 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $657,000 after acquiring an additional 325 shares in the last quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in PDC Energy by 3.3% during the fourth quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 15,729 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $468,000 after acquiring an additional 504 shares in the last quarter. Teton Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in PDC Energy by 8.5% during the fourth quarter. Teton Advisors Inc. now owns 7,700 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $229,000 after acquiring an additional 600 shares in the last quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. bought a new stake in PDC Energy during the fourth quarter worth about $26,000. Finally, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL raised its holdings in PDC Energy by 10.2% during the third quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL now owns 18,400 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $901,000 after acquiring an additional 1,700 shares in the last quarter.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: California Resources Corporation(CRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    California Resources Corp (NYSE:CRC) was up 0.1% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $46.81 and last traded at $47.09. Approximately 89,952 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 94% from the average daily volume of 1,570,078 shares. The stock had previously closed at $47.15.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The biggest winner last quarter was California Resources (NYSE:CRC), which rocketed an eye-popping 162%. Fueling the company’s rally were higher oil prices, a needle-moving acquisition, and the announcement of a surprise profit for the first quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: World Fuel Services Corporation(INT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    World Fuel Services Corp (NYSE:INT) – Equities research analysts at Seaport Global Securities issued their Q1 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for World Fuel Services in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, March 7th. Seaport Global Securities analyst K. Sterling forecasts that the oil and gas company will earn $0.56 per share for the quarter. Seaport Global Securities currently has a “Buy” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for World Fuel Services’ Q2 2020 earnings at $0.60 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.80 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.74 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.70 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Internet Node Token (CURRENCY:INT) traded 1.6% lower against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 21:00 PM ET on June 6th. In the last seven days, Internet Node Token has traded 19.6% lower against the US dollar. Internet Node Token has a total market cap of $32.85 million and $6.97 million worth of Internet Node Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Internet Node Token token can now be bought for $0.22 or 0.00002838 BTC on exchanges including OKEx, CoinEgg and Allcoin.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    World Fuel Services (NYSE:INT) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $38.00.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Northgate Minerals Corporation(NXG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of NEX Group PLC (LON:NXG) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 696 ($9.21).

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: WPX Energy, Inc.(WPX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Meanwhile, WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) is cutting its 2019 capital budget. The company initially expected to spend between $1.45 billion and $1.65 billion this year, which would have been enough money to grow its U.S. oil volumes 25% to 30% from last year’s level. The recent crash in crude prices, however, forced the company to reduce the range to between $1.1 billion and $1.275 billion, which is still enough to increase its output 20% from 2018’s average. Overall, the company noted that it’s forecasting only a 6% impact on its original production guidance despite a 23% spending reduction.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) – Investment analysts at Capital One Financial boosted their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of WPX Energy in a report released on Tuesday, September 18th. Capital One Financial analyst B. Velie now expects that the oil and gas producer will post earnings per share of $0.22 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $0.21. Capital One Financial also issued estimates for WPX Energy’s FY2019 earnings at $0.66 EPS.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    However, oil prices have declined significantly since the company previewed its 2019 plans. That plunge caused several rivals to cut their spending in 2019. WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX), for example, initially expected to invest between $1.45 billion and $1.65 billion in 2019, which was an increase from its $1.3 billion to $1.4 billion range for 2018. WPX Energy has since slashed its budget range down to $1.1 billion-$1.275 billion in response to the decline in oil prices, which have gone from above $70 a barrel in early October to the low $50s in recent weeks.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Apache Corporation(APA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia boosted its holdings in Apache Co. (NYSE:APA) by 24.1% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 87,322 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 16,938 shares during the quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s holdings in Apache were worth $4,077,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By John Bromels]

    Three stocks with outsized prospects for doing just that are uniform renter Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS), oil and gas driller Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA), and natural gas pipeline operator Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI). Here’s why I recommend them.

  • [By John Bromels]

    When most people think about oil and gas drillers, they think about integrated majors like ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) or maybe a producer whose name they’ve seen on a gas station, like Hess (NYSE:HES). One most don’t think about is Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA). 

  • [By John Bromels]

    And despite the stock market’s long bull run, there are still some dividend stocks out there that are both cheap and high-quality. So let’s go bargain shopping and see if we can find some! Three in the bargain bin that look promising are Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI), ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), and Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA). Here’s why they might be right for your portfolio.

  • [By Jason Hall, Tyler Crowe, and John Bromels]

    If you’re shopping for great buys in the oil patch right now, three Motley Fool contributors think you should take a close look at tech-heavy but asset-light oilfield services provider Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB), value-priced independent oil producer Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA), and refining giant Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). 

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The IEA’s forecast bodes well for oil stocks, especially those that have underperformed during the rally over the past year. Two that stand out are Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) and Apache (NYSE:APA), since both have lost value even though oil has been red-hot. Because of that, they trade at dirt cheap valuations versus their peers. That underperformance doesn’t make sense given the growth these companies can deliver at much lower oil prices.

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When will the world see its first trillionaire? A British charity estimates that it could happen within 25 years and that it will be none other than Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Oxfam, the U.K. world hunger organization, meant to shame the world’s richest with its list of multi-billionaires. Which is odd, considering that Gates is a founder, with Warren Buffett, of The Giving Pledge and has spent billions through his foundation fighting tropical disease and hunger.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: tronc, Inc. (TRNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), tronc Inc (NASDAQ: TRNC) and A&E Networks — a subsidiary of Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS) — were found to have forgone the costly risk of violating GDPR and pulled out of the European market altogether.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC), the owner of the Lost Angeles Times, agreed to sell the paper to billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, who is also one of Tronc’s largest shareholders. The deal, for $500 million and the assumption of about $90 million in pension liabilities, was announced on February 7. The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice blessed the deal on March 7, almost two months ago.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Several large newspaper chains will face the largest increases in newsprint prices in absolute dollars. These are Gannett (NYSE: GCI), tronc (NASDAQ: TRNC), hedge fund owned Digital First Media, which just laid off dozens of people in Denver and on the West Coast, Hearst, Advance Media, McClatchy (NYSE: MNI) and Gatehouse Media. Among them, they own most of the large newspapers in America and hundreds of newspapers in aggregate. Each of these companies has newsprint demand much larger than that of The Tampa Bay Times.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    An arrangement for the largest shareholder of publisher Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) to sell his stock will not go through. According to The Wall Street Journal:

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Unemployment hits a 49-year low. Tech giants may have been hacked by China. Elon Musk’s tweeting sends Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares lower. Costco (NASDAQ:COST) struggles with “material weakness.” And Tronc (NASDAQ:TRNC) decides to change its name back to Tribune Publishing.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    The sale of the Los Angeles Times and several smaller newspapers by Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) to Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong closed after months of worry.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Castlight Health, inc.(CSLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the eight ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $5.56.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gagnon Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) by 29.7% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,169,056 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 267,662 shares during the period. Castlight Health makes up approximately 3.1% of Gagnon Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 17th largest position. Gagnon Advisors LLC’s holdings in Castlight Health were worth $4,968,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) shot up 2.6% on Monday . The stock traded as high as $3.10 and last traded at $2.97. 6,914 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 99% from the average session volume of 535,927 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.05.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zendesk (NYSE: ZEN) and Castlight Health (NYSE:CSLT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fmr LLC grew its holdings in shares of Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) by 2.1% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 12,620,881 shares of the software maker’s stock after buying an additional 254,616 shares during the period. Fmr LLC owned 0.09% of Castlight Health worth $53,639,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: California Resources Corporation(CRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here is how similar cryptocurrencies have performed during the last day:

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    Feathercoin (FTC) traded 0% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.0551 or 0.00000785 BTC. GoByte (GBX) traded up 6.4% against the dollar and now trades at $0.93 or 0.00013253 BTC. Uniform Fiscal Object (UFO) traded 4.4% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.0004 or 0.00000005 BTC. Innova (INN) traded 4.4% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.12 or 0.00001757 BTC. CryCash (CRC) traded down 5.8% against the dollar and now trades at $0.11 or 0.00001587 BTC. Guncoin (GUN) traded up 6% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0015 or 0.00000021 BTC. Sparks (SPK) traded 3.5% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0278 or 0.00000397 BTC. IPChain (IPC) traded down 6.7% against the dollar and now trades at $0.18 or 0.00002593 BTC.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here is how other cryptocurrencies have performed in the last 24 hours:

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    Feathercoin (FTC) traded 8.3% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.0566 or 0.00000892 BTC. GoByte (GBX) traded up 1.9% against the dollar and now trades at $1.33 or 0.00020933 BTC. Uniform Fiscal Object (UFO) traded 6.7% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0003 or 0.00000005 BTC. Innova (INN) traded up 5.6% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0889 or 0.00001400 BTC. Guncoin (GUN) traded down 6.8% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0010 or 0.00000015 BTC. Sparks (SPK) traded 51% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.0526 or 0.00000829 BTC. CrowdCoin (CRC) traded 7.9% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0254 or 0.00000400 BTC. IPChain (IPC) traded down 2% against the dollar and now trades at $0.28 or 0.00004389 BTC.

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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: NVIDIA Corporation(NVDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Over the last several years, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) has been on a tear, fueled by higher demand for its industry-leading graphics processing units (GPUs). The ranks of casual gamers have been growing, and wider adoption of the company’s processors for artificial intelligence (AI) systems has opened up a whole new area of growth for the company. The stock has soared, up nearly 1,000% over the past three years and up 65% so far in 2018.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) published a business update on Thursday evening, covering the second quarter of the company’s fiscal 2019. The designer of graphics processors and other high-performance number-crunching chips enjoyed strong data center sales while cryptocurrency mining fell right off the map.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Graphics chip leader NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) will report its fourth-quarter results after the market closes on Thursday. The company is dealing with a litany of problems that will put an end to its impressive growth streak, including excess gaming GPU inventory, weak sales of its latest graphics cards, a data center slowdown, and sluggish demand from China. The company’s guidance is unlikely to be any better than its results.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Two of the most intriguing stories in tech this week include the impressive success of Square’s (NYSE:SQ) Cash App — a peer-to-peer payment service — and chipmaker NVIDIA’s (NASDAQ:NVDA) earnings. Headlines for both companies sent their stocks in opposite directions.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Look for Nvidia Corp. (NASDAQ: NVDA) to release its most recent quarterly results late on Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $1.40 in EPS and $2.7 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter. Shares closed most recently at $148.17. The consensus price target is $227.18, and shares have traded between $124.46 and $292.76 in the past 52 weeks.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued their $14.58 rating on shares of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) in a research report report published on Wednesday. They currently have a $14.75 price target on the insurance provider’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ: AFSI) recently:

    8/16/2018 – AmTrust Financial Services was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. 8/9/2018 – AmTrust Financial Services was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. 8/7/2018 – AmTrust Financial Services had its price target raised by analysts at B. Riley from $12.00 to $14.75. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. 7/31/2018 – AmTrust Financial Services was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. 7/18/2018 – AmTrust Financial Services was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. 7/18/2018 – AmTrust Financial Services had its “$14.58” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They now have a $14.75 price target on the stock. 7/10/2018 – AmTrust Financial Services was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. 6/18/2018 – AmTrust Financial Services was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “AmTrust has agreed to go private as Evergreen Parent will buy 45% of the company’s stake which Karfunkel-Zyskind Family does not own presently for $2.7 billion. This acquisition will help AmTrust focus on long term growth objective rather than on short term results given it is becoming a private company. AmTrust’s leadership position in commercial small business, expansion of other segments and an impressive inorganic growth story poise it well for growth. It also aims to build an investment portfolio that returns in line with

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:AFSI) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and seven have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $14.63.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $2.14 billion before the opening bell. Campbell Soup shares fell 0.18 percent to $39.15 in after-hours trading.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter. Applied Materials shares fell 4.48 percent to $51.54 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) to have earned $3.29 per share on revenue of $9.83 billion in the latest quarter. Deere will release earnings before the markets open. Deere shares dropped 1.23 percent to $145.00 in after-hours trading.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) shares rose over 5 percent in after-hours trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction. AmTrust Financial shares climbed 5.81 percent to $14.21 in the after-hours trading session.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

I previously hypothesized that Intel (INTC) was behind HP, Inc. (HPQ) and Dells refusal to join Nvidias (NVDA) GeForce Partner Program [GPP]. With strong opposition from Intel and two top PC vendors, Nvidia quickly killed its GPP. Intels disapproval of GPP meant other PC vendors would have also imitated HP, Inc. and Dells defiant stance against Nvidia.

GPP could have neutralized Intels tactic of using on-package Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Radeon Vega M GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) to help it sell more of high-end Kaby Lake-G Core i7 processor. Selling more high-end Core i7 processors can help improve the declining operating margin of Intels biggest segment, the $34 billion/year grossing Client Computing Group [CCG].

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Capricor Therapeutics, Inc.(CAPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Capricor Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CAPR) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capricor Therapeutics earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.8406921113539 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Otonomy, Inc.(OTIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Alkermes (NASDAQ: ALKS) and Otonomy (NASDAQ:OTIC) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Otonomy Inc (NASDAQ:OTIC) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $9.58.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Endeavour Silver Corporation(EXK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE: WPM) and Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) fell 32.7 percent to $13.25 in pre-market trading after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 15.7 percent to $12.30 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire Mcdermott, pending termination of merger agreement with CB&I.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 9 percent to $3.65 in pre-market trading after rising 11.39 percent on Friday.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) fell 8 percent to $88.36 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter on Monday.
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) fell 7.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading.
    Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK) shares fell 5.9 percent to $2.88 in pre-market trading after declining 3.16 percent on Friday.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares fell 5.5 percent to $12.25 in pre-market trading.
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares fell 5.1 percent to $2.96 in pre-market trading after rising 76.27 percent on Friday.
    GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE: GSB) fell 5.1 percent to $3.57 in pre-market trading.
    Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE: FMS) shares fell 4.1 percent to $49.93 in pre-market trading.
    Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) fell 4.1 percent to $9.75 in pre-market trading. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded Oasis Petroleum from Hold to Sell

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Endeavour Silver (NYSE: EXK) and Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Endeavour Silver (NYSE: EXK) is one of 41 publicly-traded companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Endeavour Silver to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Endeavour Silver (NYSE: EXK) and Tahoe Resources (NYSE:TAHO) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Endeavour Silver Corp (TSE:EDR) (NYSE:EXK) insider Christine Deborah West sold 16,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$4.23, for a total value of C$67,680.00.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: California Resources Corporation(CRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r
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  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap independent California oil and natural gas stock California Resources Corp (NYSE: CRC) has elevated short interest of 36.22% according to Highshortinterest.com. California Resources Corporation is the largest oil and natural gas exploration and production company in California on a gross-operated basis. The Company explores for, produces, gathers, processes and markets crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids exclusively in the state of California. California Resources Corp has a large portfolio of lower-risk conventional opportunities in each of Californias four major oil and gas basins: San Joaquin, Los Angeles, Ventura and Sacramento.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SSNLF)

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    Look no further than India. India is a developing nation with a large unmet demand for smartphones. As seen in the chart below, Xiaomi is now head-to-head with Samsung (OTC:SSNLF).

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) dominate the global smartphone market. Samsung is the leader in terms of number of phones sold, while Apple commands the lion’s share of the industry’s profits. And their leading positions in this $500 billion market have allowed them to deliver handsome gains to investors over the years.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    HP management said there are two trends really beginning to take shape within the printing industry which they believe will benefit the company. The first trend is that in a flat industry there probably isn’t enough room for as many players (management identified 14) as currently exist. Weisler believes the industry will naturally consolidate, in part through acquisition, over time. For instance, Weisler highlighted HP’s acquisition of Samsung’s (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) printing business last year for $1.05 billion as a particularly savvy move, one that did far more than just capture additional market share for HP. The dealalso gave HP access to Samsung’s 6,500 printing patents and a pool of about 1,300 expert engineers.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Attunity Ltd.(ATTU)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Attunity Ltd (NASDAQ:ATTU) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $12.33.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Plantronics Inc.(PLT)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) and Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Briggs & Stratton Corporation(BGG)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) fell 23.3 percent to $9.87 in pre-market trading after declining 13.45 percent on Wednesday.
    SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SXCP) fell 12.8 percent to $16.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) fell 11 percent to $17.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted mixed Q3 results and lowered its FY18 guidance.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.4 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading following downbeat Q1 results.
    Quality Care Properties, Inc. (NYSE: QCP) fell 8.2 percent to $20.85 in pre-market trading. Welltower announced plans to acquire QCP for $20.75 per share in cash.
    China Customer Relations Centers Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) shares fell 7.5 percent to $17.25 in pre-market trading after climbing 18.73 percent on Wednesday.
    Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) shares fell 5.7 percent to $5.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) fell 5.6 percent to $38.66 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: FBR & Co(FBRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about FBR & Co (NASDAQ:FBRC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FBR & Co earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.0509600232626 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc.(USPH)

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Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019

I believe the European financial market contains too much risk, and one should rather invest in the American financial system because it has a lot more upward potential. I wrote that in one of my latest articles. However, there is one exception to my statement: UBS Group (NYSE:UBS). The Swiss banking group is especially strong in investment banking and asset management and will probably outperform the sector this year.

Why UBS is the exception

There are numerous reasons as to why I believe UBS Group has more potential than the rest of the European banking sector. Firstly, UBS has some making up to do in stock price. The European financial sector declined -3.7% over the last 12 months, while UBS Group declined even further to -13.36%. The main reason behind this steeper-than-average drop is the company missing its earnings in the first quarter of 2016. Ever since, their stock price has not recovered as fast as the rest of the market. This has led us to believe that UBS is slightly undervalued in comparison with the sector.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Park City Group, Inc.(PCYG)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) shares surged 20.6 percent to $6.39. WBB Securities upgraded Melinta Therapeutics from Hold to Speculative Buy.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) shares climbed 17.2 percent to $30.87 after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares rose 15.2 percent to $28.804 after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) gained 15 percent to $53.35 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) surged 14.2 percent to $2.625.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 13 percent to $5.12 after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) gained 12.8 percent to $16.97 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.
    Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima (NYSE: LOMA) shares rose 12 percent to $12.94.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) shares rose 12 percent to $5.07.
    Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) climbed 11.4 percent to $43.50.
    Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB) gained 11.3 percent to $24.7000.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 9.7 percent to $19.64.
    Park City Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYG) climbed 9 percent to $7.90.
    Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) gained 7.9 percent to $38.82 after Citron reversed previously bearish position on the stock.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares jumped 7.3 percent to $3.55.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 3.5 percent to $107.27 after reporting better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.

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Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated(HR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) by 6.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 1,785,099 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 107,342 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust were worth $49,466,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: MAM Software Group, Inc.(MAMS)

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Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: California Resources Corporation(CRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap independent California oil and natural gas stock California Resources Corp (NYSE: CRC) has elevated short interest of 36.22% according to Highshortinterest.com. California Resources Corporation is the largest oil and natural gas exploration and production company in California on a gross-operated basis. The Company explores for, produces, gathers, processes and markets crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids exclusively in the state of California. California Resources Corp has a large portfolio of lower-risk conventional opportunities in each of Californias four major oil and gas basins: San Joaquin, Los Angeles, Ventura and Sacramento.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) fell 27.8 percent to $10.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company also lowered its FY18 sales outlook from $358million-$368 million to $345 million-$352 million.
    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) shares fell 15.6 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMTI) fell 15.5 percent to $5.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company disclosed that its President and CEO Robert Chioini was terminated.
    BG Staffing Inc (NYSE: BGSF) shares fell 12.7 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a common stock offering.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) fell 9.3 percent to $20.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) fell 7.7 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after rising 3.88 percent on Thursday.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) shares fell 7.5 percent to $30.49 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. Comps were up 1 percent in the quarter.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) fell 6.4 percent to $33.91 in pre-market trading.
    Buckle Inc (NYSE: BKE) fell 4.9 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading following weak quarterly sales.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) shares fell 4.9 percent to $3.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.53 percent on Thursday.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) fell 4.8 percent to $78.98 in pre-market trading. Ross Stores reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter.
    Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) shares fell 4.7 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported pricing of common

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    Analyzing Marathon Oils Q2 2018 Revenue Expectations (finance.yahoo.com) Could There Be Dark Clouds Ahead for Oil? (finance.yahoo.com) Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for California Resources Corp (CRC) Increased by Analyst (americanbankingnews.com) Are Investors need vacation from The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) and California Resources … (nmsunews.com) It may be game changer for your Portfolio: Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS), California Resources Corporation … (nmsunews.com)

    Several equities research analysts have issued reports on CRC shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of California Resources from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday. ValuEngine upgraded shares of California Resources from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Bank of America set a $38.00 price objective on shares of California Resources and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 4th. Societe Generale downgraded shares of California Resources from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, Imperial Capital set a $41.00 price objective on shares of California Resources and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $31.25.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of California Resources Corp (NYSE:CRC)are skyrocketing today, up 23% as of 10:58 a.m. EDT, after the company reported surprisingly strong first-quarter results.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r