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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

Northstar Wealth Partners LLC trimmed its position in Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) by 3.8% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 32,656 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after selling 1,285 shares during the quarter. Verizon Communications makes up 1.5% of Northstar Wealth Partners LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 15th biggest position. Northstar Wealth Partners LLC’s holdings in Verizon Communications were worth $1,711,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of VZ. Mackenzie Financial Corp lifted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 2,886.8% during the 4th quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 11,717,907 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $620,229,000 after purchasing an additional 11,325,589 shares during the last quarter. Boston Partners lifted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 1,252.0% during the 4th quarter. Boston Partners now owns 7,986,475 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $422,724,000 after purchasing an additional 7,395,776 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 14.1% during the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 48,749,993 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $2,580,337,000 after purchasing an additional 6,007,544 shares during the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp lifted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 7,639.8% during the 3rd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 3,877,541 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $191,847,000 after purchasing an additional 3,827,442 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 0.8% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 265,904,768 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $14,074,340,000 after purchasing an additional 2,236,290 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 63.81% of the company’s stock.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Orbital ATK, Inc.(OA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    For the past three years, space company Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has been working with the U.S. Air Force to develop a new heavy launch rocket. As USAF envisions it, Orbital’s new rocket would work alongside existing Delta IV Heavies (operated by Boeing and Lockheed Martin joint venture United Launch Alliance) and soon, the Falcon Heavy rockets that SpaceX began launching in February, giving the Air Force the option of choosing among three competing launch systems for the best combination of price and reliability.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are cheering a major development in efforts to fix the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. According to Reuters, Chinese telecom giant ZTE has signed an agreement to get back into business with its American partners. The agreement will lift a ban by the U.S. Commerce Department that prevented China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment from buying from U.S. suppliers. This is a major development, and one that signals progress among trade officials from both nations. There are now more job openings in the United States than available workers. This is the first time that the Department of Labor has documented this phenomenon. There are 6.7 million openings compared to the 6.4 million workers available to fill those positions. As a result, U.S. companies have been forced to increase compensation in order to attract talent. All of the positive economic development could come to a screeching halt should the U.S. experience the largest labor strike in a decade. Reports indicate that the Teamsters and the United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are on a collision course that could result in a general strike. The union has announced that 260,000 UPS employees have authorized a strike should both sides fail to reach a labor deal by August 1. UPS is responsible for the transport of 6% of the nation’s gross domestic product.
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    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) investors remain committed to giving Chairman Elon Musk more of their money. On Tuesday, shareholders struck down proposals that would have removed Musk from the chairman role and shaken up the board of directors. Both proposals failed. At the same shareholder event, Musk announced plans for Tesla to open a production facility in Shanghai and projected that his firm will likely produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June. In deal news, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOG) has won U.S. antitrust approval to purchase rocket moto

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $129.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,344 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $178,000.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    So who will get the loot? Believe it or not, more than half the House’s increase in funding (a $459 million increase compared to fiscal 2018) is going to science programs — $6.7 billion in total. And while the bill is short of specifics, this is money investors can probably expect will be going to satellite makers such as Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:OA), and Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR), also to satellite launchers such as SpaceX, and Boeing and Lockheed’s United Launch Alliance.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: PFSweb Inc.(PFSW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about PFSweb (NASDAQ:PFSW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PFSweb earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.4795226887881 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Discover Financial Services(DFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP®, Sean Williams, and Jordan Wathen]

    However, there may still be some bargains to be found. Here’s why three of our contributors think it may be time to take a look at Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB), and Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) EVP Carlos Minetti sold 3,750 shares of Discover Financial Services stock in a transaction on Monday, July 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.90, for a total value of $262,125.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DFSCoin (CURRENCY:DFS) traded flat against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 18:00 PM E.T. on May 25th. One DFSCoin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0722 or 0.00000810 BTC on popular exchanges. DFSCoin has a market cap of $1.28 million and $0.00 worth of DFSCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, DFSCoin has traded down 3.6% against the dollar.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Chuck Saletta]

    International oil and gas behemoth ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has quite a track record with dividends. Over the past 30 years, the company has increased its dividend by 629%, and in more recent years, has made it a priority to give its shareholders a raise every year. Making it even more attractive for a lot of dividend seekers is that the yield is now over 3.8% at recent prices. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Tyler Crowe, Matthew DiLallo, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    So we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors to sift through stocks in the oil industry to come up with three that investors should put on their radars. Here’s why they picked MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX), Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC), and ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BNP Paribas reaffirmed their sell rating on shares of ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) in a research report released on Wednesday. BNP Paribas currently has a $85.00 price objective on the oil and gas company’s stock.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) bid on just two blocks and did not win either bid. Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) bid on 29 blocks and was the high bidder on 24. Chevron’s high bids totaled $36.64 million, nearly 30% of the high bids. Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS-A) won all 16 bids it made for a total of $22.93 million. Total SA (NYSE: TOT) won 9 of 9 blocks it bid on for a total of $15.11 million. BP plc (NYSE: BP) won 27 of 27 bids with a total of $20.01 million. No other company had high bids of more than $7 million.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Oil supermajors Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) report earnings before market open on Friday, Apr. 27. As crude oil prices have continued to climb in 2018, both stocks have gotten a couple of analyst upgrades in recent months.  

  • [By Chris Lange]

    On Friday, Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is scheduled to reveal its first-quarter results. The consensus estimates are $1.49 in EPS and $40.7 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $122.31 as the week came to a close. The consensus price target is $135.88. The 52-week range is $102.55 to $133.88.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) traded down about 0.4%, at $125.78 in a 52-week range of $105.30 to $133.88. As of last night’s close, Chevron shares are trading up about 13.5% over the past year.

Top Stocks To Buy Right Now

BlackRock U.K. stocks don’t look so hot.

British stocks are likely to keep underperforming after stumbling so far this year, according to BlackRock Inc.’s global chief investment strategist, Richard Turnill.

Top Stocks To Buy Right Now: Extra Space Storage Inc(EXR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Legal & General Group Plc increased its position in Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR) by 3.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 914,548 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 34,022 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc’s holdings in Extra Space Storage were worth $79,895,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Merrill Lynch.

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    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE: GT) was reiterated as Buy with a $36 price target (versus a $25.16 close) at Argus. The firm noted that the recent sell-off offers an attractive entry point.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board reduced its stake in shares of Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR) by 5.9% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 8,819 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 552 shares during the quarter. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board’s holdings in Extra Space Storage were worth $770,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cable One, Inc.(CABO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new position in Cable One Inc (NYSE:CABO) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 338 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $247,000.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    B. Riley set a $860.00 target price on Cable One (NYSE:CABO) in a research report report published on Monday, MarketBeat reports. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Cable One’s FY2019 earnings at $35.69 EPS, FY2020 earnings at $40.47 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $44.98 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $49.01 EPS.

Top Stocks To Buy Right Now: Lakeland Bancorp Inc.(LBAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI) – Equities research analysts at FIG Partners lifted their Q4 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Lakeland Bancorp in a report released on Tuesday, January 29th. FIG Partners analyst D. Bishop now forecasts that the financial services provider will earn $0.40 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.39. FIG Partners has a “Outperform” rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lakeland Bancorp (NASDAQ:LBAI) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

Top Stocks To Buy Right Now: (REAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Real Matters (TSE:REAL) had its price target lowered by research analysts at Canaccord Genuity from C$8.00 to C$7.50 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. Canaccord Genuity’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 46.77% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    REAL (CURRENCY:REAL) traded down 14.6% against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM ET on May 14th. One REAL token can currently be purchased for about $0.32 or 0.00003633 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta) and BitFlip. REAL has a total market cap of $3.17 million and approximately $6,871.00 worth of REAL was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, REAL has traded 24.7% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    REAL (CURRENCY:REAL) traded down 13.4% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on June 23rd. One REAL token can now be bought for $0.34 or 0.00005397 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta) and BitFlip. Over the last week, REAL has traded 10% lower against the US dollar. REAL has a market capitalization of $3.39 million and $5,895.00 worth of REAL was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    REAL (CURRENCY:REAL) traded down 6.1% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on May 31st. REAL has a market capitalization of $4.59 million and approximately $4,914.00 worth of REAL was traded on exchanges in the last day. One REAL token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.46 or 0.00006075 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including BitFlip and EtherDelta (ForkDelta). Over the last seven days, REAL has traded up 13.8% against the US dollar.

Top Stocks To Buy Right Now: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chevron Co. (NYSE:CVX) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the twenty-seven research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eighteen have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $138.49.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    An investing strategy known as the Dogs of the Dow is a quick way to find large, well-established stocks with relatively high yields. Sometimes it pinpoints great companies that are temporarily out of favor, and sometimes it highlights companies facing major challenges. These three stocks from the 2018 Dogs of the Dow highlight this dichotomy. Here’s why General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) needs your close attention right now, and why Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX) and ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) are still buying opportunities if you have money to invest today. 

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This integrated giant is a safer way for investors looking to stay or get long the energy sector, and it has a big Permian Basin exposure. Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is a U.S.-based integrated oil and gas company with worldwide operations in exploration and production, refining and marketing, transportation and petrochemicals.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) traded up about 0.7%, at $114.38 in a 52-week range of $102.55 to $133.88. As of last night’s close, Chevron shares are trading up about 1.7% over the past year.

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Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Monday.

According to Zacks, “Brooks Automation is a leading worldwide provider of automation, vacuum, and instrumentation solutions for multiple markets including semiconductor manufacturing, life sciences, and clean energy. Their technologies, engineering competencies, and global service capabilities provide customers speed to market, and ensure high uptime and rapid response, which equate to superior value in their mission-critical controlled environments. Since 1978, they have been a leading partner to the global semiconductor manufacturing market and through product development initiatives and strategic business acquisitions; they have expanded their reach to meet the needs of customers in the life sciences industry, analytical & research markets, and clean energy solutions. “

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eldridge Investment Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in Chevron Co. (NYSE:CVX) during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 2,080 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $265,000.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    On Friday, Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is scheduled to reveal its fourth-quarter results. The consensus estimates are $1.23 in EPS and $38.3 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $131.19 as the week came to a close. The consensus price target is $135.23. The 52-week trading range is $102.55 to $133.88.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Macquarie Group Ltd. lowered its position in shares of Chevron Co. (NYSE:CVX) by 3.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 6,086,981 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 231,872 shares during the period. Chevron makes up about 1.3% of Macquarie Group Ltd.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 6th largest position. Macquarie Group Ltd.’s holdings in Chevron were worth $760,601,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    On Friday, Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is scheduled to reveal its second-quarter results. The consensus estimates are $2.10 in EPS and $45.45 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $122.03 as the week came to a close. The consensus price target is $146.15. The 52-week range is $102.55 to $133.88.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Tele Celular Sul Participacoes S.A.(TSU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Spirent Communications (NYSE: TSU) and TIM Participacoes (NYSE:TSU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TIM Participacoes (NYSE: TSU) and Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Trisura Group (TSE:TSU) insider David James Clare acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 16th. The stock was acquired at an average price of C$25.22 per share, with a total value of C$252,200.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Trisura Group Ltd (TSE:TSU) insider Partners Value Investments Lp acquired 15,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 27th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of C$27.20 per share, for a total transaction of C$427,040.00.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: BioDelivery Sciences International Inc.(BDSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about BioDelivery Sciences International (NASDAQ:BDSI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BioDelivery Sciences International earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 46.960149735727 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BioDelivery Sciences International (NASDAQ:BDSI) had its target price reduced by research analysts at HC Wainwright from $4.00 to $3.50 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s price objective points to a potential upside of 40.00% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares climbed 154.95 percent to close at $5.15 on Thursday. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) jumped 33.45 percent to close at $3.87.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) gained 29.72 percent to close at $62.85 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares rose 22.93 percent to close at $23.80.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) jumped 21.52 percent to close at $36.37 following Q1 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) gained 20.28 percent to close at $2.61.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares rose 19.57 percent to close at $21.45 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) gained 18.8 percent to close at $7.90.
    Catasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: CATS) rose 16.33 percent to close at $6.41.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 15.68 percent to close at $23.09 on Thursday.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) climbed 15.11 percent to close at $6.02 on Thursday after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday. Baird initiated coverage on Marinus Pharmaceuticals with an Outperform rating.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares rose 14.48 percent to close at $3.32 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) gained 11.53 percent to close at $3.29 after announcing preliminary Q1 results.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 11.33 pe
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ:BDSI) Director Francis E. Odonnell, Jr. sold 8,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.60, for a total value of $36,800.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) shares were also up, gaining 19 percent to $2.3272 after the company announced board restructuring plan and $50m equity financing deal led by Broadfin to "significantly strengthen" financial position.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: The KEYW Holding Corporation(KEYW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    The Keyw (NASDAQ:KEYW) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Boston Partners cut its stake in KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) by 53.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 431,509 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 504,781 shares during the period. Boston Partners’ holdings in KEYW were worth $3,771,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    KEYW (NASDAQ: KEYW) and Mattersight (NASDAQ:MATR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

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for路ev路er — for all future time; for always — Oxford Living Dictionaries

I thought I would address the most obvious question you might have about the headline of this article first. What do I mean by forever? To be honest, I don’t think there’s any stock I would simply buy and never look at again. However, as Warren Buffett noted in the 1988 Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letter, “When we own portions of outstanding businesses with outstanding managements, our favorite holding period is forever.”

Some have interpreted this to mean that Buffett would neversell stocks, but that simply isn’t the case. He has since clarified his famous statement, saying that he will sell stocks under certain conditions including “if we needed money for something else,” or “we don’t think their competitive advantage is as strong as we thought it was when we initially made the decision.”

Still, there are some companies that are leaders in their respective industries and have so much going for them that holding for the ultra-long term seems reasonable. That’s why I plan to hold Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) for a very long time, perhaps “forever.”

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While the company is early in the sales process, it has reportedly received several multibillion-dollar bids from big-oil giants including BP (NYSE:BP), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B), and Chevron (NYSE:CVX). Given the size of the portfolio and the bidders, the sales process could have an impact on the oil patch going forward.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) traded down about 0.8%, at $121.57 in a 52-week range of $102.55 to $133.88. As of last night’s close, Chevron shares are trading up about 13.8% over the past year.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) traded down about 0.4%, at $118.40 in a 52-week range of $102.55 to $133.88. As of last night’s close, Chevron shares are trading up about 9% over the past year.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) traded up about 0.7%, at $114.38 in a 52-week range of $102.55 to $133.88. As of last night’s close, Chevron shares are trading up about 1.7% over the past year.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) saw its short interest increase to 21.26 million shares from the previous reading of 19.62 million. The shares were last seen trading at $126.21, in a 52-week range of $102.55 to $133.88.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Costco Wholesale Corporation(COST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly report late Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for $1.46 in EPS on $32.69 billion in revenue. Shares closed Friday at $189.33. The consensus target price is $209.20, and shares have changed hands between $150.00 and $199.88 in the past year.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    While Costco (NASDAQ:COST) stock has not tanked, it has been trading below its 52-week high. Shares closed April 6 at $183.96, nearly 9% below their 52-week high of $199.98.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Costco Wholesale (COST)

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  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    There are several parts of the value chain that create natural and organic goods:

    Individual organic farmers, who you largely cannot invest in. Producers of organic foods, who take farmer’s goods and combine them for consumption. This includes players likeHain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN),SunOpta, andLifeway Foods. Grocers with a focus on natural and organic goods, which originally includedWhole Foods (now owned by Amazon),Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM), andNatural Grocers — what I refer to as “pure-play,” which are grocers with a sole focus on organic. But the list now includes big names likeKroger(NYSE:KR),Costco(NASDAQ:COST), andWalmart(NYSE:WMT). Distributors specializing in natural and organic food, primarilyUnited Natural Foods.

    When the Great Recession hit, many of these pure-play natural and organic companies (read: not Costco, Walmart, or Kroger) were devastated. Consumers were pinching pennies and unwilling to pay the extra money for organic fruits.

  • [By Isaac Pino, CPA]

    The membership model is not a new concept, but it’s one that has been dramatically underutilized by retail. The low-price warehouseCostco (NASDAQ:COST), for example, has been crushing the market’s returns for 30-plus years with its simple membership club formula. And if you need more evidence of Costco’s merits, Warren Buffett’s investing sidekick Charlie Munger has called it “one of the most admirable capitalistic institutions in the world.”

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    That is only some of its problems, which are topped by the fact that too many things Lowe’s sells can be bought elsewhere, from Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) to Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST), but predominantly Home Depot. Lowe’s has no path to differentiation. That leaves what it charges customers as the key to its success. Cutting prices is usually not a winning strategy for a public company, though.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Anavex Life Sciences Corp.(AVXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Medpace (NASDAQ: MEDP) and Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL)’s share price shot up 4.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $4.35 and last traded at $3.93. 14,995 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 98% from the average session volume of 606,708 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.13.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Anavex Life Sciences earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.1730416635586 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Barnes Group, Inc.(B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barnes Group (NYSE: B) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 4,741 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $284,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sei Investments Co. decreased its holdings in Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) by 98.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,440 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 174,991 shares during the quarter. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Barnes Group were worth $206,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Energy Stocks To Own For 2019

California’s Energy Commission has officially made solar mandatory for new homes built after 2020. This gives the solar industry a new guaranteed market of about 222 megawatts (MW) per year, according to GTM Research (now Wood Mackenzie, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics). In other words, California’s new home construction alone could account for about 10% of all of the residential solar installed in the U.S., based on 2017 installation levels.

Recent updates to GTM Research’s projections show an incremental benefit for the residential solar industry of about 650 MW between 2020 and 2023, which could be worth $2 billion for the industry. That should be great for the fortunes of solar companies with exposure to the state.

Image source: Getty Images.

Why this mandate is a big deal

New homes were always more likely to have solar than old homes in California, but only about 20% of new homes actually had solar installed. With 75,000 to 100,000 new homes being built each year, there could be as much as 400 MW of incremental demand growth, assuming an average solar system size of 5 kW.

Hot Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Panhandle Royalty Company(PHX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Panhandle Oil and Gas earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.1120655512436 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring 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. Panhandle Oil and Gas earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 50.7768748674153 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Hot Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: MV Oil Trust(MVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MV Oil Trust (NYSE: MVO) and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR.A) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.

Hot Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: SandRidge Mississippian Trust II(SDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Matador Resources (NYSE: MTDR) and SandRidge Mississippian Trust II (NYSE:SDR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Hot Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: BWX Technologies, Inc.(BWXT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Synovus Financial Corp acquired a new stake in shares of BWX Technologies (NYSE:BWXT) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 1,892 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $122,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News coverage about BWX Technologies (NYSE:BWXT) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BWX Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 44.8987761555585 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on BWX Technologies (BWXT)

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Hot Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) saw its short interest increase to 22.63 million shares from the previous reading of 20.99 million. The shares were last seen trading at $122.43, in a 52-week range of $102.55 to $133.88.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) which traded down 3.75% at $121.86. The stock’s 52-week range is $102.55 to $133.88. Volume was equal to the daily average of around 6.7 million shares. The company had no specific news, but tumbling oil prices hit shares hard.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    The tech sector really comes into the spotlight as the week continues with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) due after the market close Thursday, followed by a word from the energy sector Friday morning as Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) step forward. In a world where oil prices keep climbing, the energy stocks might draw more attention than usual.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) traded up 1.34% at $124.25 in a 52-week range of $102.55 to $133.88. Volume was less than half the daily average of around 6.8 million shares. Oil producers got a boost from higher crude prices and a California judge’s dismissal of a climate change lawsuit against the companies.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    GE shares have lost about 14.4% of their value in 2018 and have fallen almost 50% over the past 12 months. The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), down 13%, followed by Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), down about 9.4%, then Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), down about 9.3%, and American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP), down about 7.6%.