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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019

Wall Street analysts forecast that Jones Energy Inc (NYSE:JONE) will announce sales of $60.15 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Jones Energy’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $58.30 million and the highest is $62.00 million. Jones Energy posted sales of $44.20 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 36.1%. The business is scheduled to issue its next earnings report on Tuesday, November 6th.

On average, analysts expect that Jones Energy will report full year sales of $238.30 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $235.60 million to $241.00 million. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the business will report sales of $209.75 million, with estimates ranging from $206.50 million to $213.00 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that cover Jones Energy.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Tetra Technologies, Inc.(TTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of TETRA Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TTI) by 10.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,583,243 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 702,910 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 6.04% of TETRA Technologies worth $33,746,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Cross Timbers Royalty Trust(CRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) announced a dividend on Tuesday, August 21st, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.108 per share by the oil and gas company on Monday, September 17th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 30th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cross Timbers Royalty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0297657024049 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Enerplus Corporation(ERF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Enerplus (TSE:ERF) (NYSE:ERF) had its target price hoisted by CIBC from C$19.00 to C$20.00 in a research note published on Friday morning.

    Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. CSFB upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$17.00 to C$20.00 in a report on Friday, April 13th. GMP Securities upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$17.00 to C$18.00 in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Barclays upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$18.00 to C$20.00 in a report on Monday, February 26th. Canaccord Genuity upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$16.50 to C$17.00 in a report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, Desjardins upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$16.00 to C$17.50 in a report on Monday, February 26th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of C$18.29.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) (TSE:ERF) – Stock analysts at National Bank Financial reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for Enerplus in a research note issued on Thursday, May 3rd. National Bank Financial analyst T. Wood now forecasts that the oil and natural gas company will earn $1.13 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.27. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Enerplus’ FY2019 earnings at $1.96 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Enerplus Corp (NYSE:ERF) (TSE:ERF) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $16.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) (TSE:ERF) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing 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. Enerplus earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 47.3097650375709 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Phillips 66 Partners LP(PSXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The Sweeny Hub expansion is a “key part of our midstream growth strategy,” said Garland, as it “further optimizes our integrated NGL value chain.” That chain starts with a link to fast-growing production basins to the West via pipelines co-owned by DCP Midstream and the company’s other MLP, Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP). Last month, those companies announced that they would connect their Southern Hills NGL pipeline to the DJ Basin, which would bring more NGL volumes toward Phillips 66’s Sweeny Hub. Meanwhile, the companies are also expanding their Sand Hills NGL Pipeline to move volumes from the Permian Basin toward Sweeny.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE: PSXP) and NuStar GP (NYSE:NSH) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “Phillips 66 Partners LP (PSXP) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $321.18 Million” was first reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this report on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and international copyright & trademark law. The correct version of this report can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3355129/phillips-66-partners-lp-psxp-expected-to-announce-quarterly-sales-of-321-18-million.html.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Investing in midstream master limited partnerships is generally all about the distributions, which the tax-efficient corporate structure is designed to provide to unitholders. However, that doesn’t always mean a high distribution yield is the goal, which is the key to determining if Holly Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:HEP) or Phillips 66 Partners LP (NYSE:PSXP) is the better buy. Here’s what you need to know to make an informed decision between these stocks. 

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Genesis Energy, L.P.(GEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Genesis Energy, L.P. common stock (NYSE:GEL) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 2,290 call options on the company. This is an increase of 879% compared to the average daily volume of 234 call options.

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    Genesis Energy LP (NYSE: GEL)
    Billing itself as a “growth-oriented master limited partnership,” GEL concentrates its efforts on providing services around and within refineries primarily located on the Gulf Coast. Management is committed to logical double-digit growth as well as strengthening its distribution coverage. At $20.80 per unit, GEL yields 11.8% and trades at a nearly 40% discount to its 52-week high.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blair William & Co. IL cut its stake in Genesis Energy, L.P. common stock (NYSE:GEL) by 21.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 55,817 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 15,409 shares during the period. Blair William & Co. IL’s holdings in Genesis Energy, L.P. common stock were worth $1,100,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras(PBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, increased to 64.07 million shares from the previous 63.71 million. The stock traded at $10.57 a share, in a 52-week range of $8.37 to $17.20. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, was downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James. Its American depositary shares closed down 0.5% at $14.30 on Friday.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, decreased to 42.60 million shares from the previous 43.43 million. The stock traded at $10.52 a share, in a 52-week range of $9.02 to $17.20. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE: PBR), also known as Petrobras, was downgraded by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley Thursday after announcing that it will temporarily cut diesel prices in Brazil.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, increased to 49.09 million shares from the previous 42.60 million. The stock traded at $11.54 a share, in a 52-week range of $9.02 to $17.20. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, increased to 53.95 million shares from the previous 45.15 million. The stock traded at $12.65 a share, in a 52-week range of $7.61 to $13.99. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Apache Corporation(APA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While pipeline capacity constraints have hurt producers focused on the Permian, it has been a boon for midstream companies in the region, which have been able to quickly sign up shippers for proposed expansion projects. Private equity-backed EPIC Midstream was able to get major Permian producers Apache (NYSE:APA) and Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) to sign up for a combined 175,000 barrels per day (BPD) on the company’s proposed EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline. EPIC currently plans to build a 440,000 BPD pipeline to ship crude out of the Permian. However, it could expand the line up to 675,00 BPD if there’s enough shipper demand. One of the reasons Noble was quick to sign on is that this line “provides long-term flow assurance for our rapidly growing Delaware Basin oil volumes,” according to the company. Apache, meanwhile, stated that this line “enhances our long-term operational flexibility and market optionality.” EPIC hopes to start construction on the pipeline later this year, which would put it in service by the second half of 2019. It’s one of the first projects by the private equity-backed start-up but likely won’t be its last given the infrastructure needs in the region.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Both Apache (NYSE:APA) and Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) have signed on to the private-equity-backed EPIC Pipeline, which will move 590,000 barrels of crude per day to the Texas coast when it starts operations in the second half of next year.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: CVR Energy Inc.(CVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. bought a new stake in CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CVI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 24,807 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $750,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CVR Energy Inc. (NYSE:CVI) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $41.88 and last traded at $41.81, with a volume of 8024 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $41.64.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Phillips 66 (NYSE: CVI) and CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Westport Innovations Inc(WPRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) (TSE:WPRT) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Westport Fuel Systems earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 47.9209173885936 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) surged 87.1 percent to $12.98 after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares jumped 66.8 percent to $49.735 after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) gained 34 percent to $2.2920 following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) climbed 22.3 percent to $34.84 after the company posted upbeat Q4 earnings.
    Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) shares jumped 22.2 percent to $7.28 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) gained 19.8 percent to $8.89 after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE: LXFR) surged 19.8 percent to $17.10 following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 18.3 percent to $2.26 after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE: INS) gained 17 percent to $7.116.
    Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) surged 15.3 percent to $73.00 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHEF) climbed 15 percent to $28.85. Chefs' Warehouse posted Q1 earnings of $0.03 per share on sales of $318.6 million.
    Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT) rose 14.2 percent to $2.9701.
    Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI) jumped 13.8 percent to $23.87 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) gained 13.4 percent to $22.70. Diplomat named Brian Griffin as Chairman and CEO.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 13 percent to $27.97 after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) gained 12 percent to $15.19
  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT), a provider of high-performance, low-emission engine and fuel systems, are down 10% as of 11:20 a.m. EDT after the company reported its first-quarter results.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with a split among the most widely followed market benchmarks that sent some up and others down. Slight downticks in oil prices and bond yields marked minor reversals from upward trends earlier in the week, but investors are still watching both energy and bonds closely to see what long-term impact they might have on the stock market. Most attention centered on individual companies, some of which reported good news that sent their shares higher. Dell Technologies (NYSE:DVMT), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), and Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) shareholders, who’ve watched their stock lose 45% of its value over the past year, got even more bad news today: Chief Financial Officer Michael Willis has resigned, and Westport doesn’t have a ready replacement.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation(COG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cambridge Cognition (LON:COG)‘s stock had its “corporate” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at FinnCap in a research report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Comerica Securities Inc. acquired a new stake in Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 103,688 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,486,000.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo, Jason Hall, and Tyler Crowe]

    Tyler, Jason, and I (Matt here) were recently discussing why natural gas stocks have taken it on the chin over the past year. While some have been the victim of their own mistakes, shares of many of the country’s largest gas-focused producers have lost value even though oil prices have been on the upswing. For example, the country’s leading gas producer, EQT Corp. (NYSE:EQT), has seen its stock tumble more than 20%, while other large gas-focused companies such as Antero Resources (NYSE:AR), Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG), and Southwestern Energy have declined between 5% and 15% over the past 12 months. Those sell-offs caught our attention. Here’s what we think is weighing down gas stocks these days. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 1,293,691 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $31,023,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares fell 17.8 percent to $11.95 in pre-market trading. Clearside Biomedical disclosed that its Phase 2 trial of CLS-TA met primary and secondary endpoints met in 6-month trial.
    CRISPR Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ: CRSP) fell 15.8 percent to $62.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA has placed a clinical hold on IND for CTX001 sickle cell disease treatment.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) fell 10 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company posted a loss for the first quarter and announced plans to close 72 non-profitable stores.
    Urban One, Inc. (NASDAQ: UONE) fell 9 percent to $3.01 in pre-market trading after rising 78.38 percent on Wednesday.
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) shares fell 8.6 percent to $88.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and lowered its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) fell 8.5 percent to $22.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company posted downbeat Q1 earnings and announced plans to buy Packet Design.
    Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) shares fell 6.6 percent to $90.11 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Vericel Corp (NASDAQ: VCEL) shares fell 6.5 percent to $13.05 in pre-market trading following announcement of 3.75 million share common stock offering.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) fell 5.7 percent to $26.19 in pre-market trading. Box reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company forecast Q2 revenue of $146 million to $147 million.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) fell 5.7 percent to $3.15 in pre-market trading after declining 5.65 percent on Wednesday.
    Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation (NYSE: CHMI) shares fell 5.2 percent to $18.21 in pre-market trading after reporting a 2

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    UBS Group upgraded shares of Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) from a neutral rating to a positive rating in a report released on Monday morning, thefly.com reports.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

Stock Market Forecast 2017: We’re just 10 days into 2017, and the broad-based S&P 500 Index is already up 1.49% after posting a 9.5% gain in 2016. The index enters 2017 boasting four positive years out of the last five.

Can the market continue higher from here? According to Money Morning Global Credit Strategist Michael Lewitt, there is a scenario where the market goes even higher.

Lewitt’s stock market forecast for 2017 has a range for the S&P 500 between 1,800 and 2,400. In that scenario, the market has an upside of about 7%. But it also has a downside of roughly 20%.

Here’s the basis for Lewitt’s 2017 stock market forecast…

Stock Market Forecast 2017: Some Upside but More Downside

President-elect Donald Trump has been good for stocks so far, and he hasn’t even taken office yet. The feeling is that Trump and a Republican-led Congress will succeed in cutting taxes, rolling back regulations, repealing Obamacare, and boosting infrastructure spending. And energy is no longer expected to be the drag it has been over the last couple of years.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cross Timbers Royalty Trust(CRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cross Timbers Royalty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0297657024049 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Resolute Energy Corporation(REN )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Republic Protocol (CURRENCY:REN) traded 8.6% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 12:00 PM E.T. on June 13th. Republic Protocol has a total market capitalization of $39.37 million and $1.56 million worth of Republic Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Republic Protocol has traded 22.7% lower against the dollar. One Republic Protocol token can now be purchased for $0.0757 or 0.00001210 BTC on popular exchanges including Cobinhood, IDEX, DDEX and Liqui.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Republic Protocol (CURRENCY:REN) traded 15% lower against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on June 23rd. Over the last week, Republic Protocol has traded down 25.4% against the U.S. dollar. One Republic Protocol token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0590 or 0.00000961 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including OKEx, IDEX, DDEX and Cobinhood. Republic Protocol has a market capitalization of $32.57 million and $2.71 million worth of Republic Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Black Stone Minerals, L.P.(BSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Black Stone Minerals (NYSE:BSM) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Black Stone Minerals earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.3482301445705 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Valero Energy Partners LP(VLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Friday morning.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) has treated income investors well over the course of its brief history as a public company. Since its IPO in late 2013, the master limited partnership (MLP) has increased its payout every single quarter, boosting it by an impressive 148% overall. However, there’s plenty more growth where that came from given the company’s strong financial profile and the opportunities it has in the pipeline.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation(APC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last fall, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) outlined its three-year operating plan, anticipating that it could increase production at a 5% compound annual growth rate assuming oil averaged $50 a barrel. While the return to a growth trajectory was nice to see, its forecast paled in comparison to rivals like EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), which both project double-digit oil production growth rates over the next few years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    With the mixed signals coming out of OPEC, oil prices could be quite volatile until the organization makes it clear what it intends to do. That could have an effect on financially weaker oil companies that desperately need higher oil prices to provide them with extra cash to firm up their financial foundations. Stronger producers, on the other hand, should continue to do well no matter what OPEC decides since they built their businesses to thrive at much lower oil prices. Three that stand out are ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), and EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    This transaction follows an earlier one where ConocoPhillips bought Anadarko Petroleum’s (NYSE:APC) 22% interest in the Western North Slope of Alaska as well as its interest in the Alpine pipeline for $400 million in cash. That deal gave ConocoPhillips total control of an asset that wasn’t core to Anadarko’s operations. ConocoPhillips, on the other hand, sees it as a core part of its future due to the promising Willow discovery, which holds an estimated 300 million barrels of oil. The company recently drilled three appraisal wells that further verified the potential of that play as well as three more exploration wells that each made additional discoveries.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That prediction would have been unfathomable just a few months ago. While some oil bulls thought prices could surprise to the upside,the consensus outlook was that crude would be in the low to mid $50s this year thanks to surging U.S. oil production. Because of that, most producers based their budgets on oil averaging $50 a barrel, includingEOG Resources (NYSE:EOG), Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO), and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC). In EOG Resources’ case, $50 oil would provide it with the cash flow to pay a dividend that was 10.4% higher than 2017’s level and drill 690 more wells, which would boost oil production about 18%. Meanwhile, Marathon Oil could produce enough cash at that price point to pay its dividend and fund the new wells needed to boost companywide output 12% compared to last year. Anadarko Petroleum, likewise, could fully fund its dividend and a growth-focused capital plan, which would see it boost oil output 14% this year.

Best Energy Stocks To Own For 2018

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On Monday, as first reported by Business Insider, Bill Gates tweeted some advice to new college graduates.

Here are his words of wisdom, in 14 tweets:

1/ New college grads often ask me for career advice. At the risk of sounding like this guy…

2/ AI, energy, and biosciences are promising fields where you can make a huge impact. It’s what I would do if starting out today.

3/ Looking back on when I left college, there are some things I wish I had known.

4/ E.g. Intelligence takes many different forms. It is not one-dimensional. And not as important as I used to think.

5/ I also have one big regret: When I left school, I knew little about the world’s worst inequities. Took me decades to learn.

Best Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: EV Energy Partners, L.P.(EVEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    But before we show you our pick, here are the top 10 penny stocks to watch this week…

    Penny Stocks Current Share Price (as of Jan. 5) Jan. 2-5 Gain (as of Jan. 5)
    My Size Inc. (Nasdaq: MYSZ) $1.66 152.28%
    Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.47 89.52%
    DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) $1.675 58.02%
    CAS Medical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CASM) $1.09 55.71%
    China HGS Real Estate Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSH) $1.83 47.58%
    Aethlon Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD) $1.56 43.12%
    Midatech Pharma Plc. (Nasdaq: MTP) $1.23 43.01%
    Comstock Holding Cos. Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) $1.87 36.5%
    Cenveo Inc. (Nasdaq: CVO) $1.20 31.82%
    EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.6844 31.62%

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  • [By William Romov]

    Before we show you our pick, here are the top 10 penny stocks to watch this week

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Nov. 27-Dec. 1 Gain (as of Dec. 1)
    Pyxis Tankers Inc. (Nasdaq: PXS) $4.10 122.83%
    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: OHRP) $1.28 68.42%
    Cerecor Inc. (Nasdaq: CERC) $1.74 47.46%
    Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: PTI) $2.52 37.71%
    UT Starcom Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: UTSI) $5.20 37.20%
    WMIH Corp. (Nasdaq: WMIH) $0.96 33.46%
    PhaseRx Inc. (Nasdaq: PZRX) $0.90 30.29%
    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: BLPH) $2.04 29.94%
    EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.86 27.76%
    Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CPRX) $4.40 25.71%

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Best Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Ballard Power Systems, Inc.(BLDP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report small cap fuel cell stock Ballard Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ: BLDP) is scheduled for before the market opens on Thursday (March 2nd).Small cap alternative energy or fuel cellstocks have notlived up to their hype, but Ballard Power Systems has been busy announcing the following news:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of FuelCell Energy along withsmall cap alternative energy or fuel cell stocks like Ballard Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ: BLDP), Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS) and Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) all peaking in 2014 with some signs of stabilization early last yearalong withsome increase this year:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Plug Power plus alternative energy or fuel cell stock peers like Ballard Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ: BLDP), FuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL) and Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS) all peaking in 2014 before collapsing with shares leveling off or perhaps finally to recover a bit:

Best Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, energy shares slipped by 1.36 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG), down 9 percent, and North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) (NYSE: NOA), down 6 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, energy shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.57 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Tesco Corporation (USA) (NASDAQ: TESO), down 7 percent, and Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG), down 8 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares slipped by 0.20 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG), down 9 percent, and Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW), down 8 percent.

Best Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Cross Timbers Royalty Trust(CRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap trust stock Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE: CRT):

    On the close-up detailed chart of Cross Timber Royalty we can see how well-developed the downtrend is, but what’s so eye-catching is the way the selling volume is starting to build on the way down. The recent bearish crosses of all the key moving average lines were indeed telling of trouble.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now

September 19, 2016: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 27 equities making new 52-week lows in Monday’s session. NYSE advancers led decliners by nearly 2 to 1 and Nasdaq advancers led decliners by less than 5 to 4.

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ) dropped about 1% on Monday to post a new 52-week low of $6.68 after closing at $6.75 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $10.58. Volume was around 45% below the daily average of around 3.9 million shares. The company had no specific news Monday.

Verifone Systems Inc. (NYSE: PAY) lost about about 0.1% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $15.95 after closing Friday at $16.12. The 52-week high is $31.24. Volume of around 2.2 million was down about 35% from the daily average of around 3 million. The point-of-sale payment processor had no specific news.

Stericycle Inc. (NASDAQ: SRCL) dropped more than 5% on Monday to post a new 52-week low of $77.00 against a 52-week high of $151.57. Volume of around 2 million was nearly double the daily average of 1.1 million shares traded. The stock closed at $81.24 on Friday night. The solar module manufacturer had no specific news.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cross Timbers Royalty Trust(CRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap trust stock Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE: CRT):

    On the close-up detailed chart of Cross Timber Royalty we can see how well-developed the downtrend is, but what’s so eye-catching is the way the selling volume is starting to build on the way down. The recent bearish crosses of all the key moving average lines were indeed telling of trouble.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ACHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) dropped about 6.9% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $2.69 after closing at $2.89 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $5.66. Volume was around 6.2 million, more than three times the daily average of around 1.9 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We updated our annual U.S. Hep C survey in early July, in order to gauge the future for Gilead, AbbVie/Enanta Pharmaceuticals (ENTA), Merck, and J&J/Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN). In conjunction with script trends, physicians indicate that the market for treatment-eligible, easily accessible Hep C patients is shrinking, but that Gilead’s share of the shrinking pie is continuing to grow. With no end to script declines in sight, we are left wondering where the Hep C will bottom…

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Array BioPharma Inc.(ARRY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Loxo Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 32.7 percent to $65.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported that larotrectinib trial demonstrated 76 percent confirmed objective response rate.
    Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX) shares rose 22 percent to $7.20 in the pre-market trading session after the company on Friday presented updated data for SD-101 in combination with KEYTRUDA.
    Puma Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ: PBYI) rose 21.7 percent to $99.75 in pre-market trading as the company disclosed positive PB272 Phase 2 data from TBCRC 022 trial at ASCO17.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares rose 20.7 percent to $3.21 in pre-market trading after the company reported that RedZone has acquired all the assets of Trendit including three technology patents.
    Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE: FOR) rose 13.1 percent to $16.05 in pre-market trading after D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) proposed to buy 75 percent of Forestar Group for $16.25 per share in cash.
    TG Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: TGTX) shares rose 12 percent to $15.50 in pre-market trading after the company said Phase 3 GENUINE trial met primary endpoint with TG-1101 + ibrutinib increasing overall response rate by >70 percent versuss ibrutinib alone.
    Gigamon Inc (NYSE: GIMO) gained 10.8 percent to $43.55. Reuters reported that Gigamon is exploring a potential sale.
    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) rose 8.7 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading after the company announced Rapivab pediatric sNDA acceptance by the FDA.
    Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ: ARRY) rose 7.2 percent to $8.77 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.68 percent on Friday.
    Ehi Car Services Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: EHIC) shares rose 6.4 percent to $10.76 in pre-market trading. eHi Car Services posted Q1 earnings of $0.06 on sales of $89.43 million.
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS) rose 5.9 percent to $114.79 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Friday.
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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Healthcare shares gained around 0.43 percent in trading on Friday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXCM), and Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ: ARRY).

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Finisar Corporation(FNSR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is thefifth mostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 47.69% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of fiber optic components maker Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) fell 17% in April due to a big third-quarter miss in mid-March. Its revenue rose 23% annually to $380.6 million, but that missed expectations by $9 million. Earnings rose136% to $0.59 per share, but that also missed estimates by three cents. Finisar’s top and bottom line guidance for the fourth quarter (16% sales growth and 83% earnings growth at the midpoints) also came in below Wall Street estimates.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: International Lithium Corp. (ILHMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    International Lithium [TSXV:ILC] (OTCPK:ILHMF) – Price = CAD 0.13

    International Lithium (ILC) is a small lithium explorer/project generator with four joint venture lithium projects, and one fully-owned lithium project:

Best Value Stocks For 2018

In both bull and bear markets, it’s never too late to buy stocks. Picking the right stocks to buy, of course, is the biggest challenge. For investors looking to buy stocks today, here are three that look enticing.

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Buying stocks

Why buy stocks in the first place?

By buying stocks, investors position themselves to not only save money but to potentially watch their money grow, whether it’s through share price appreciation, dividends, or both. Yes, buying stocks is a risk. But it is also an opportunity. It gives investors a chance to earn excellent returns.

Finally, investors should keep in mind that there is never a “right” time to buy stocks. Since attempting to time when the market will rise or fall has proved to be impossible for anyone to do consistently, the best thing investors can do is maximize their time in the market, giving themselves the greatest opportunity to watch their portfolios’ value rise over time.

Best Value Stocks For 2018: Autobytel Inc.(ABTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Autobytel Inc. (NASDAQ: ABTL) were down 26 percent to $8.05 as the company posted downbeat Q2 results and lowered its FY17 outlook. Barrington Research downgraded Autobytel from Outperform to Market Perform.

Best Value Stocks For 2018: Brown Forman Corporation(BF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday Brown-Forman Corp. (NYSE: BF.B) which rose nearly 7% to $66.01. The stocks 52-week range is $64.29 to $67.98. Volume was over just over 1 million compared to its average volume of 0.7 million.

Best Value Stocks For 2018: Intelsat S.A.(I)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of satellite communications specialist Intelsat (NYSE:I) had another down day on Thursday, their third in a row, closing down 18.3%.

    So what

    That makes more than 38% in combined losses since it was announced that Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank would merge its OneWeb satellite company with Intelsat in a 40%-60% deal, with SoftBank owning the 40%.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Globalstar, Inc (NYSEMKT: GSAT) followed by ORBCOMM Inc (NASDAQ: ORBC) being big winners while Iridium Communications has given a positive performance and Intelsat SA (NYSE: I) has been a big looser:

Best Value Stocks For 2018: Cross Timbers Royalty Trust(CRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap trust stock Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE: CRT):

    On the close-up detailed chart of Cross Timber Royalty we can see how well-developed the downtrend is, but what’s so eye-catching is the way the selling volume is starting to build on the way down. The recent bearish crosses of all the key moving average lines were indeed telling of trouble.

Best Value Stocks For 2018: Primo Water Corporation(PRMW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Sodastream International drifting higher while large cap Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ: MNST) has been range bound for almost three years and small cap Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ: PRMW)has been in a strong uptrend for the past few years with that performancesomewhat leveling off:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Sodastream International heading back up to previous highs while large cap Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ: MNST) has been range bound the last two years and small cap Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ: PRMW)has been in a strong uptrend for the past few years with performance perhaps leveling off:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Sodastream International underperforming, but doing better last yearwhile the outperformance of large cap Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ: MNST) has leveled off and small cap Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ: PRMW)has been in a strong uptrend for the past two years: