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Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

The scary thing about retirement is that it comes with so many unknowns. What will your medical bills look like? How costly will it be to maintain your aging home? And will your investments perform well enough to generate enough income for you to live on?

It’s not surprising, then, to learn that running out of money tops Americans’ list of concerns on the retirement-planning front, according to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). If you’re worried about depleting your nest egg prematurely, you’ll need to do two things as retirement nears — assess your savings, and implement a backup plan if your cash reserves aren’t as robust as you need them to be.

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How well will your savings hold up in retirement?

These days, Americans are living longer, and so it’s a smart idea to plan on a 30-year retirement, assuming you’re planning to kick yours off sometime during your 60s. The good news is that if you follow the 4% rule — withdraw 4% of your nest egg during your first year of retirement and adjust subsequent withdrawals for inflation — there’s a good chance your savings will, indeed, last for 30 years.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: CTI BioPharma Corp.(CTIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to the company sharing a clinical update, shares of CTI BioPharma (NASDAQ:CTIC), a clinical-stage biotech focused on blood-related cancers, fell 13% as of 12:05 p.m. EDT on Monday.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Nevertheless, several individual stocks failed to keep up. Read on to see why CTI BioPharma (NASDAQ:CTIC), PetMed Express (NASDAQ:PETS), and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) each slumped today.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on CTI BioPharma (CTIC)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Inc.(BBRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:BBRG) has trended positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bravo Brio Restaurant Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.847415840944 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Noble Roman’s (NASDAQ: BBRG) and Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:BBRG) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:BBRG) has been trending positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bravo Brio Restaurant Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.46 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Papa John’s Int’l (NASDAQ: BBRG) and Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:BBRG) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and profitability.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.(WWW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:WWW)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating restated by Buckingham Research in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a $32.00 target price on the textile maker’s stock. Buckingham Research’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 5.51% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Wolverine World Wide (WWW)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:WWW)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Thursday following a better than expected earnings announcement. The stock had previously closed at $33.18, but opened at $32.32. Wolverine World Wide shares last traded at $31.45, with a volume of 29527 shares changing hands.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE:WWW) – Stock analysts at DA Davidson dropped their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for Wolverine World Wide in a research note issued on Wednesday, August 8th. DA Davidson analyst M. Kawamoto now forecasts that the textile maker will post earnings of $0.54 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.56. DA Davidson currently has a “Buy” rating and a $44.00 price objective on the stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Wolverine World Wide’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.54 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.13 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.33 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    WealthTrust Fairport LLC acquired a new stake in Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE:WWW) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 18,654 shares of the textile maker’s stock, valued at approximately $649,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:WWW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 8th. The textile maker reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $566.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $569.24 million. Wolverine World Wide had a return on equity of 18.58% and a net margin of 2.83%. Wolverine World Wide’s revenue was down 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.43 EPS. research analysts expect that Wolverine World Wide, Inc. will post 2.14 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019

Dr. Kent Moors

A few years ago, in one of my books (“The Vega Factor”), I coined a phrase to explain the new way in which oil pricing was unfolding, along with the uncertainty resulting from it.

Then, the market was facing rising crude topping $100 a barrel.

Now, the situation finds oil rising into the mid-$60s after a bout of abnormally low prices.

The phenomenon described, however, applies to oil moving in either direction.

I called it “Oil Vega.”

Simply put, it refers to the increasing inability to determine the true value of crude oil based on its market price.

Now, there is a reason why I’m revisiting this phrase now.

You see, I am close to putting the finishing touch on a new investment tool that identifies stocks based on this phenomenon.

And today, I want to give you a sneak peek at one of its main components…

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: BHP Billiton plc(BBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) (NYSE:BHP) enjoyed a strong first half of the year, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, as shares rose 11.5%. Those gains came even though the prices of some of the commodities it produces dipped.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) gapped down before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $43.47, but opened at $43.83. BHP Billiton shares last traded at $44.17, with a volume of 117112 shares.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    What Analysts Expect to Drive BHP Billiton’s Earnings Growth (finance.yahoo.com) Why Analysts Are Becoming Bearish toward Rio Tinto (finance.yahoo.com) Warrior Met Coal (HCC) vs. BHP Billiton (BBL) Critical Review (americanbankingnews.com) BHP Billiton plc (BBL) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) FY2019 EPS Estimates for BHP Billiton plc Lifted by Analyst (BBL) (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of BHP Billiton stock traded down $0.08 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $46.49. The stock had a trading volume of 976,081 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,863,054. The company has a market cap of $49.99 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.64 and a beta of 1.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.40. BHP Billiton has a 1 year low of $28.73 and a 1 year high of $47.92.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc.(PGNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: PGNX) has a PDUFA date set for July 30 for its malignant pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma treatment, Azedra.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PGNX) saw unusually large options trading on Monday. Investors purchased 10,312 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 2,171% compared to the average daily volume of 454 call options.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: PGNX) shares dropped sharply on Thursday after the company announced late-stage results from its prostate cancer study. Specifically, the firm announced top-line data from its Phase 3 study of 1404, its prostate specific membrane antigen-targeted small molecule SPECT/CT imaging agent that is designed to visualize prostate cancer.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Progenics Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PGNX) are down 16.8% at 12:07 p.m. EDT after releasing disappointing top-line data for the phase 3 clinical trial testing its prostate cancer imaging agent, dubbed 1404. While the test proved specific enough, it didn’t meet the study’s other endpoint of sensitivity.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Carter's, Inc.(CRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wall Street analysts predict that Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) will announce sales of $684.12 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Carter’s’ earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $680.20 million and the highest estimate coming in at $689.50 million. Carter’s posted sales of $692.12 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 1.2%. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Thursday, July 26th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the fifteen research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $119.33.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) by 15.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 155,087 shares of the textile maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 20,419 shares during the period. Carter’s accounts for about 1.6% of Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 10th largest position. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Carter’s were worth $16,809,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: CTI BioPharma Corp.(CTIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on CTI BioPharma (CTIC)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to the company sharing a clinical update, shares of CTI BioPharma (NASDAQ:CTIC), a clinical-stage biotech focused on blood-related cancers, fell 13% as of 12:05 p.m. EDT on Monday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of CTI BioPharma Corp (NASDAQ:CTIC) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, five have assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $7.10.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Nevertheless, several individual stocks failed to keep up. Read on to see why CTI BioPharma (NASDAQ:CTIC), PetMed Express (NASDAQ:PETS), and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) each slumped today.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Matrix Service Company(MTRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
    Copa Holdings,

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Matrix Service (NASDAQ:MTRX) issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Monday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.85-1.15 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.94. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.25-1.35 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.25 billion.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Matrix Service Co (NASDAQ:MTRX) insider James P. Ryan sold 2,774 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.95, for a total value of $52,567.30. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 70,290 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,331,995.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Matrix Service (NASDAQ:MTRX) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Matrix Service (NASDAQ:MTRX) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallSep. 11, 2018 10:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Matrix Service Co  (NASDAQ:MTRX)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 10:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

investment websites

Germany’s biggest industry is again facing tough questions about how it does business.

Still struggling to move on from the “dieselgate” scandal sparked by Volkswagen’s 2015 admission that it rigged engines to appear cleaner than they were, the country’s top car manufacturers now stand accused of operating a huge cartel since the 1990s.

News magazine Der Spiegel dropped the bombshell on Friday, citing a letter it said Volkswagen (VLKAY) had written to German antitrust officials last summer in which it admitted to possible anti-competitive behavior.

The article alleges that hundreds of executives from Volkswagen (VLKAY) (and its subsidiaries Audi and Porsche), Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler (DDAIF), and BMW (BMWYY) had participated in 60 secret industry working groups over decades.

The alleged aim? To suspend competition in everything from vehicle development and engines, to suppliers and diesel emissions systems.

European antitrust officials, who are responsible for ensuring that big business plays fair in the European Union, were quick to respond to the report.

investment websites: Bunge Limited(BG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares ofBunge Ltd.(NYSE:BG)rose 10% on Wednesday after the agribusiness and food company released strong fourth-quarter 2016 results.

    So what

    Quarterly revenue grew 8.6% year over year, to $12.1 billion, and translated to 14.1% growth in adjusted earnings per share, to $1.70. Analysts, on average, were only expecting Bunge to report revenue of $11.4 billion and adjusted earnings of $1.57 per share.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Bunge (BG) has dropped 1.5% to $76.14 after getting cut to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.

    L Brands (LB) has jumped 3.9% to $44.80 despite reporting weaker than expected same-store sales.

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Many companies provide the infrastructure needed for farmers to move crops from the farm to the grocery store. Among those are Bunge Ltd. (NYSE: BG), an agribusiness and food company that specializes in the purchase, storage, processing, and transport of agricultural goods. BG is up over 8% year to date and has grown over 1.5% in the past 30 days.

investment websites: Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P.(CLMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NYSE: CLMT) was down, falling around 9 percent to $7.65. Janney Capital downgraded Calumet Specialty from Buy to Neutral.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares fell 1.02 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 8 percent, and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NASDAQ: CLMT) down 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares tumbled by 1.25 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN), down 16 percent, and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NASDAQ: CLMT), down 14 percent.

investment websites: M&T Bank Corporation(MTB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We believe investors should continue to own three types of bank stocks: “Return of Capital (RC) Stocks”, “Risk On (RO) Stocks”, and “Multiple Revaluation (MR) Stocks.” RC stocks include M&T Bank (MTB), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), and SunTrust Banks (STI); RO stocks include Bank of America, Popular (BPOP), Citigroup, JPMorgan, and KeyCorp (KEY); and MR stocks include BB&T (BBT) and PNC Financial Services Group (PNC).

investment websites: CTI BioPharma Corp.(CTIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Here is a list of the top 10 best small-cap stocks based on price gains per share so far in 2017:

    Company (Ticker)Price per Share% Change AquaBounty Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AQB)$14.338,646.99%Rennova Health Inc. (Nasdaq: RNVA)$3.133,333.73%China Gengsheng Minerals Inc. (OTCMKTS: CHGS)$0.021,718.18%Sunshine Heart Inc. (Nasdaq: SSH)$3.851,071.43%CTI BioPharma Corp. (Nasdaq: CTIC)$4.30991.76%Catalyst Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CBIO)$6.22853.85%TearLab Corp. (Nasdaq: TEAR)$4.20707.85%Pulmatrix Inc. (Nasdaq: PULM)$3.86566.10%Real Goods Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: RGSE)$1.43498.75%Calithera Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CALA)$11.70281.54%

investment websites: Honeywell International Inc.(HON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    According to a report at Bloomberg News, some of the companies sending representatives along include General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON), Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), and Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM). One company that has said it is not participating in the trip is Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT).

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A+. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. 

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    General Electric (GE) , Exxon (XOM) and Honeywell (HON) are among those to have announced or re-announced agreements. The Wall Street Journal estimates Saudi Arabia and the U.S are expected to agree to business deals and potential investments worth $300 billion over the course of Trump’s visit. The White House reached a more than $100 billion arms deal with the Saudis ahead of the trip.

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    Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.33 billion.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $26.46 billion.
    Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.60 per share on revenue of $9.32 billion.
    Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE: IPG) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $1.76 billion.
    Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $7.02 billion.
    SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $2.21 billion.
    ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $4.68 billion.
    Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $593.82 million.
    Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $2.74 billion.
    WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.44 per share on revenue of $721.89 million.
  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Who are the likely candidates for the next round of upgrades? Cramer said he’s betting that 3M (MMM) will be in the mix, along with Walmart (WMT) and especially Home Depot (HD) , which should have a strong spring planting season with good comparisons to last year. Investors might also see upgrades on Honeywell (HON) and Nike (NKE) , Cramer suggested.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of General Electric have dropped 3.8% so far this year, with everything from its accounting to weaker margins being blamed for its weakness. Barclays’ Scott Davis and team, however, spoke with a source they call the “smartest man in the room,” who just so happens to be “nibbling” on General Electric now. They explain why and offer his views on Honeywell International (HON), Emerson Electric (EMR), and ITT (ITT) as well:

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For years, I’ve mostly ignored the statements that the Social Security Administration (SSA) sent me. They were just numbers.

When you’re far away from retirement, the numbers look like a Jackson Pollock painting: They seem really abstract. This year, though, I was paying attention and noticed considerably more detail in my Social Security statement.

For one thing, the “Thinking of Retiring” newsletter/statement that the SSA sent me contains a lot more useful detail. It breaks down my estimated benefit by retirement age, lists my earnings record and even tells me how to reap a higher benefit (retire later).

No matter how old you are, you should know some key facts about Social Security. The most essential one is that it typically only covers 40% of your pre-retirement income. For most folks living in urban areas, that’s hardly enough, so you’ll need to save much more in 401(k)s and other retirement vehicles.

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learn about the stock market: Globalstar Inc.(GSAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Globalstar (NYSEMKT:GSAT) has been growing its total sales, but still struggles with its bottom line. 2016 revenue increased 7%,but another round of financing could be needed to keep things afloat, as operating margin is still deep in the red. The company is making some headway, but time could be running out for the satellite communications provider.

learn about the stock market: Attunity Ltd.(ATTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, ourUnder the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap Big Data stock Attunity Ltd (NASDAQ: ATTU) as a short trade:

    “Attunity has also been on the watchlist for a while. It’s a straight-up momentum play Well, straight down momentum play. We’re just getting on board the train after a brief lull in the downtrend. This one isn’t going to be a monster-sized winner, but it’s a high-odds, low-risk trade.”

learn about the stock market: CTI BioPharma Corp.(CTIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Here is a list of the top 10 best small-cap stocks based on price gains per share so far in 2017:

    Company (Ticker)Price per Share% Change AquaBounty Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AQB)$14.338,646.99%Rennova Health Inc. (Nasdaq: RNVA)$3.133,333.73%China Gengsheng Minerals Inc. (OTCMKTS: CHGS)$0.021,718.18%Sunshine Heart Inc. (Nasdaq: SSH)$3.851,071.43%CTI BioPharma Corp. (Nasdaq: CTIC)$4.30991.76%Catalyst Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CBIO)$6.22853.85%TearLab Corp. (Nasdaq: TEAR)$4.20707.85%Pulmatrix Inc. (Nasdaq: PULM)$3.86566.10%Real Goods Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: RGSE)$1.43498.75%Calithera Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CALA)$11.70281.54%

learn about the stock market: Myers Industries, Inc.(MYE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, basic materials shares fell 0.63 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MYE), down 7 percent, and CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF) down 6 percent.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

(Published Feb. 26 by Bob Ciura)

Finding stocks that have paid 100 years of dividends is no easy task. Couple this with a 3%-plus starting yield, and the task becomes that much harder.

CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) is one of a select few blue chip stocks that offers both. In fact, it goes even further – it has a 4% dividend yield.

It makes the list thanks to its steady business model. CenterPoint is an electric and gas utility, which is one of the most stable business models an investor can find.

CenterPoint recently increased its dividend by 4%, to $1.07 per share annualized. This was its 12th year in a row of consecutive dividend growth.

CenterPoint is a Dividend Achiever, a group of 272 stocks with 10-plus years of consecutive dividend increases.

You can see the full Dividend Achievers List here.

Business model

CenterPoint isn’t a run-of-the-mill utility. Most utility stocks are pure-play electric utilities.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Rockwell Collins, Inc.(COL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Honorable Mention: Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) with a $122 price target.

    Technology, Media And Telecom

    Within the crowded technology, media and telecommunication group, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is a top pick given its prospects for continued growth in mobile search and YouTube. Beyond these two segments, the analysts also see continued momentum in Alphabet’s core Google operations.

  • [By Lu Wang]

    Rockwell Collins (COL) sank 4.9 percent to $70.61. The maker of airplane cockpit instruments forecast revenue in fiscal 2014 will be no more than $4.60 billion. That missed the average analyst estimate of $4.93 billion in a Bloomberg survey.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Rockwell Collins (COL) has fallen 2.6% to $68.21 after it was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.

    General Electric (GE) has gained 1% to $24.25 after signing a bunch of deals and getting a positive mention from my colleague Jack Hough in this weekend’s Barron’s.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: CYREN Ltd.(CYRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) got a boost, shooting up 41 percent to $2.33 after the company reported a strategic investment from Warburg Pincus Funds.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $9.86 billion.
    Aecom (NYSE: ACM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $4.67 billion.
    JD.Com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ: JD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $12.60 billion.
    58.com Inc (ADR) (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $383.60 million.
    Kamada Ltd (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $25.00 million.
    Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PTN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $28.00 million.
    TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $15.81 million.
    Atlantica Yield PLC (NASDAQ: ABY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $290.80 million.
    Asure Software Inc (NASDAQ: ASUR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $15.26 million.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $7.90 million.
    Viewray Inc (NASDAQ: VRAY) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $18.58 million.

     

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.(HPP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on Friday.

    Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE: PLOW) – $0.2350 dividend, 2.9183 percent yield
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) – $0.4500 dividend, 2.6758 percent yield
    PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) – $0.0900 dividend, 1.7078 percent yield
    Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) – $0.3200 dividend, 3.0851 percent yield
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) – $0.6800 dividend, 4.1756 percent yield
    Hudson Pacific Properties Inc (NYSE: HPP) – $0.2000 dividend, 2.36

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: CTI BioPharma Corp.(CTIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Here is a list of the top 10 best small-cap stocks based on price gains per share so far in 2017:

    Company (Ticker)Price per Share% Change AquaBounty Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AQB)$14.338,646.99%Rennova Health Inc. (Nasdaq: RNVA)$3.133,333.73%China Gengsheng Minerals Inc. (OTCMKTS: CHGS)$0.021,718.18%Sunshine Heart Inc. (Nasdaq: SSH)$3.851,071.43%CTI BioPharma Corp. (Nasdaq: CTIC)$4.30991.76%Catalyst Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CBIO)$6.22853.85%TearLab Corp. (Nasdaq: TEAR)$4.20707.85%Pulmatrix Inc. (Nasdaq: PULM)$3.86566.10%Real Goods Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: RGSE)$1.43498.75%Calithera Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CALA)$11.70281.54%

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: PetroChina Company Limited(PTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    PetroChina Co. Ltd. (NYSE ADR: PTR) is China’s largest oil company with a market cap of $216.52 billion. PTR is partially owned by the Chinese government.