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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019

Chevrolet has been performing magic lately, making hundreds of pounds of vehicles weight disappear without reducing their comfort or features. The 2018 Equinox compact SUV may be its best hat trick yet.

The new Equinox shed 400 pounds and 4.7 inches versus its predecessor, but it remains one of the most accommodating and best-equipped vehicles in the red-hot compact SUV class.

The Equinox is all new for 2018, and engineered to face some of the auto industrys fiercest competition. Compact SUV sales rose 73% in the past five years to 2.6 million last year. Its Americas top-selling vehicle class.

The Equinox faces the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Tucson, Kia Sportage and Sorento, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: ACI Worldwide, Inc.(ACIW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Q2 (NYSE: QTWO) and ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: American States Water Company(AWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AWARE (CURRENCY:AWR) traded 3.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 9:00 AM E.T. on June 5th. During the last week, AWARE has traded down 0.7% against the U.S. dollar. One AWARE token can now be bought for about $0.0294 or 0.00000396 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including BigONE, Bibox and Allcoin. AWARE has a total market cap of $0.00 and $1.37 million worth of AWARE was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    In terms of dividend growth, only four of the above stocks — 3M, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble — feature among the 10 fastest dividend-growth kings. In other words, there are six other stocks from the dividend kings list that have grown their dividends at a faster pace than most stocks in the above table in the past decade, some even at double-digits.

    Six top dividend kings by dividend growth

    Dividend King 10-Year Dividend CAGR Current Dividend Yield Payout Ratio (TTM)
    Lowe’s Companies 18.5% 2% 34.5%
    Hormel Foods 16.3% 2.1% 39.2%
    Parker-Hannifin Corp(NYSE:PH) 14% 1.7% 35.2%
    Nordson Corporation 12.2% 0.9% 13.3%
    Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) 9% 2% 37.4%
    American States Water(NYSE:AWR) 7.6% 1.9% 54.8%

    TTM: Trailing 12 months. Data sources: YCharts and Yahoo! Finance. Table by author.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has increased its dividend each and every year for 63 consecutive years. That’s a feat unmatched by its water utility rivals, and most other companies for that matter. But that incredible run of dividend hikes doesn’t mean that American States is a good investment. Here’s the background you need in order to make a better call here.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Contrary to what many believe, it’s easier to find stocks to invest in when you’re in your 60s. That’s because your choices narrow down significantly as you filter out young, aggressive companies that typically carry higher risk. As you near retirement, you need a portfolio choc-a-block with mature, established businesses that have a visible growth path and preferably offer solid dividends to supplement your income. Three interesting stocks that fit the bill are American States Water (NYSE:AWR), A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS), and Realty Income (NYSE:O).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Open Text Corporation(OTEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Open Text Corp (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSE:OTC) by 4.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 99,321 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,003 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Open Text were worth $3,456,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Cloud computing has seen amazing growth in recent years, but that’s also made investors extremely demanding when it comes to the success of players in the cloud space. Like many of its peers, OpenText (NASDAQ:OTEX) promises to help enterprise customers use their information more effectively in achieving key business objectives. Those familiar with the space acknowledge OpenText’s approach to the industry, but that doesn’t make them any more forgiving when the company hasn’t lived up to their ambitious expectations for growth.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Box was an early mover in the content and file management space in enterprise markets. In its annual report, the company highlights Alphabet(Nasdaq: GOOG), Microsoft,Dropbox, and Canadian software giant Open Text Corporation (Nasdaq: OTEX) as competitors. Those may seem like daunting foes, but Box’s cloud-neutral platform (unlike Alphabet and Microsoft) has allowed it to succeed, and it also has an edge in the high-touch enterprise over the more consumer and SMB-focused Dropbox. These factors, combined with excellent execution, has allowed Box to win nearly 70% of the Fortune 500 as customers, and generate very low churn of only around 4%, showing the “stickiness” of Box’s software.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Highland Capital Management LP increased its position in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 49.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 162,000 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 53,500 shares during the period. Highland Capital Management LP’s holdings in Cognizant Technology Solutions were worth $13,041,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC reduced its stake in Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 6.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 31,900 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after selling 2,100 shares during the period. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC’s holdings in Cognizant were worth $2,568,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) has been a key player in the technology revolution over the past 25 years. By providing much-needed information technology consulting services, Cognizant has been able to succeed in helping clients join the digital age effectively and competitively. Even with some of its rivals having competitive advantages in the form of lower labor costs, Cognizant nevertheless has found ways to keep expanding and growing its footprint.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    From an investing standpoint, Foresi said IT Services stocks such as IBM (NYSE: IBM), Accenture Plc (NYSE: ACN) and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ: CTSH) could benefit from a rise in blockchain projects.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
    Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Equinix Inc.(EQIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) reported robust first-quarter 2018 financial results after the market close on Wednesday.

    Shares closed down 6.1% on Thursday, which we can probably attribute to the company revising slightly downward its full-year 2018 adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) outlook, as we’ll get to in a moment. (AFFO is aclosely watched metric for companies organized as real estate investment trusts, or REITs. It’s akin to “earnings” for REITs.)

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is one of the larger capitalization companies in the data center industry. Equinix Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX)provides data center services to protect and connect the information assets for the enterprises, financial services companies, and content and network providers primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Equinix Inc (EQIX) Insider Charles J. Meyers Sells 400 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Equinix Selects AT&T as 2018 Americas Partner of the Year (finance.yahoo.com) Equinix Inc (EQIX) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.26 Billion (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Equinix Inc (EQIX) Will Announce Earnings of $5.10 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) NetActuate Deployment to Equinix SP3 IBX庐 Data Center in Brazil Brings Faster Connections and New Services in … (benzinga.com)

    Several research analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Equinix from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 8th. Credit Suisse Group set a $525.00 price objective on shares of Equinix and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. Deutsche Bank lowered their price objective on shares of Equinix from $550.00 to $540.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Equinix from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Equinix from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $504.29.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Optical Cable Corporation(OCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Octoin Coin (CURRENCY:OCC) traded up 7% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 8:00 AM ET on June 28th. One Octoin Coin coin can currently be purchased for $0.32 or 0.00005167 BTC on exchanges including Exrates and YoBit. During the last week, Octoin Coin has traded 17% lower against the US dollar. Octoin Coin has a market capitalization of $131,298.00 and $1.10 million worth of Octoin Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Octoin Coin (CURRENCY:OCC) traded 7% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on May 12th. One Octoin Coin coin can now be bought for approximately $2.51 or 0.00029499 BTC on popular exchanges including Exrates and YoBit. Octoin Coin has a market cap of $926,548.00 and approximately $1.02 million worth of Octoin Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, Octoin Coin has traded 23.4% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Optical Cable Co. (NASDAQ:OCC) Chairman Neil D. Wilkin, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of Optical Cable stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.50, for a total transaction of $35,000.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,074,405 shares in the company, valued at $3,760,417.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: BankFinancial Corporation(BFIN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BankFinancial from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $17.58.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Data I/O Corporation(DAIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Data I/O (NASDAQ: DAIO) and Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) were down 16 percent to $6.12 following Q1 results.

    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) was down, falling around 15 percent to $14.20 after a mixed fourth quarter report.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Analogic (NASDAQ: ALOG) and Data I/O (NASDAQ:DAIO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Materialise NV(MTLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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. Materialise earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the software maker an impact score of 46.5867221134452 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A.(CCU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Beverage stocks have been a hit-or-miss proposition in the U.S., both for megabrewers and for smaller players in the craft beer, spirits, and soft drink industries. But there are plenty of opportunities internationally to invest in the companies that produce drinks. In Chile, Compania Cervecerias Unidas (NYSE:CCU) produces beer, wine, and soft drinks for several South American countries, and after having seen a slow period to finish 2017, CCU had hoped to find ways to bounce back to start the new year.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News coverage about Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. Common Stock (NYSE:CCU) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. Common Stock earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.6257635339829 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now

After examining Walt Disney’s (DIS) earnings, which were released after yesterday’s market close, Stifel’s Benjamin Mogil and Kevin Lee Hon Siong argued that they “continue to view Disney as a Tale of Two Stories.” They explain why:

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Disney reported 4Q16 results which were in-line with our estimates but below those of consensus expectations. Commentary for 2017 was likely below expectations but at the same set the stage for more realistic expectations and we view that clarity/transparency as one of the bigger factors behind the after-market hours stock reversal.

Continue To View Disney As A Tale Of Two Stories: Since the beginning of the year we noted that the company is somewhat of a split story. We continue to be of the view that the consumer-facing segments of the business: theme parks, studio and consumer products, continue to execute well/have a favorable outlook. Noted on this call was a strong start to Shanghai Disney, with the park expected to be around break even by the end of the year, much quicker than other international parks. While Studio will see a down year given the difficult “Star Wars” comp, the Studio continues to have a strong content cycle from not only Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar but increasingly from Disney Animation and Disney live action with the setup into 2018 very favorable. Similarly, the commentary on consumer products growth y/y was better than expected and shows greater depth into its product/licensing offering.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Data I/O Corporation(DAIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, technology shares fell 2.51 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), down 15 percent, and Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) down 13 percent.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.(IDTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Find out what's going on in today's market and bring any questions you have to Benzinga's PreMarket Prep.

    Analysts are expecting Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to have earned $0.47 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion in the latest quarter. Discovery Communications shares rose 0.17 percent to $29.08 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ: TMUS) to report

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE: TMUS) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter on Tuesday.
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI) agreed to acquire GigPeak Inc (NYSE: GIG) for around $250 million in cash.
    Charles River Laboratories Intl. Inc (NYSE: CRL) reported better-than-expected profit for its fourth quarter.
    Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR) posted downbeat revenue for its fourth quarter and issued a weak outlook for the current quarter.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Brown(n)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Arie Goren]

    On November 5, Oracle (NYSE:ORCL)confirmed that it has finally completed the acquisition of Netsuite (NYSE:N) for $9.3 billion in cash, or $109 per share that the company had initially offered. In my previous article about Oracle, I had suggested that the acquisition of NetSuite, the cloud business application software company, is a smart move by Oracle. What’s more, it is not paying an excessive price for the deal. In fact, Oracle insisted that it will not pay more than what it had first offered despite the resistance from T Rowe Price (NSDQ:TROW)which demanded $133 per share.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Eagle Bancorp, Inc.(EGBN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Eagle Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: EGBN) dropped 28% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $47.65 after closing at $66.15 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $69.80. Volume of around 3.6 million was more than three times the daily average. The bank holding company had no specific news Friday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGBN) and BankUnited (NYSE: BKU).

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ultralife Corporation(ULBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Energous Corporation and potential small cap networking or power peer Acacia Communications (NASDAQ: ACIA) having a run up late last year while small cap Ultralife Corp (NASDAQ: ULBI) is heading back up to previous highs and EnSync Inc (NYSEMKT: ESNC) has underperformed:

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    2. Low Debt Levels
    By looking through his previous success stories like Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), American Express (NYSE: AXP), and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), it is clear that Buffett carefully examines a company’s balance sheet, and prefers to invest in those with relatively modest debt burdens.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Well-known stocks in that group include JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) and Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC).

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) did an exceptionally good job of making it through the financial crisis in 2008 with minimal damage, weathering the turbulence in its stock price and rising to all-time record highs in the early and mid-2010s. Along the way, Wells Fargo also sought to regain its standing as a strong dividend stock, and it has successfully restored its quarterly payout to levels above what it had paid prior to the crisis. Yet recently, the bank has run into controversy with a scandal involving employees opening fake accounts, and Wells Fargo’s most recent earnings weren’t as strong as the company has seen in the past. Some investors are wondering whether the bank’s track record of dividend increases since the financial crisis could be in jeopardy. Let’s look more closely to whether Wells Fargo will raise its dividend in 2017.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The US financial sector has been on a solid run of late. Over the last 12 months the S&P 500 Financials Sector has returned 18.9% relative to the S&P 500 Index of 17.9%. Many analysts have formed the view that with the potential for higher market interest rates, this sector has a long runway ahead. So with this in mind I thought that it would be a good time to update my estimates of the intrinsic value of the 3 major diversified banks. Over a series of 4 articles I will value JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC). In this first article I will set the scene by reviewing the performance of the 3 banks over the last 10 years and compare their current performance to the Sector.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cherokee Inc.(CHKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cherokee Inc (NASDAQ: CHKE) shares dropped 37 percent to $4.85 after the company reported a loss for its first quarter on Thursday. The company reported an adjusted loss of $0.07 per share, versus analysts’ estimates for a profit of $0.13 per share.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cherokee Inc (NASDAQ: CHKE) shares dropped 32 percent to $5.26 after the company reported a loss for its first quarter on Thursday. The company reported an adjusted loss of $0.07 per share, versus analysts’ estimates for a profit of $0.13 per share.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Gerdau S.A.(GGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Manikandan Raman]

    On the news, Freeport-McMoRan surged 12 percent to $10.20 and Lundin Mining climbed 12 percent to $3.33. Gerdau SA (ADR) (NYSE: GGB) rose 19 percent to $1.23, Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE: VALE) advanced 18 percent to $4.85 and Banco Bradesco SA (ADR) (NYSE: BBD) gained 11 percent to $7.15.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE: CMP) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $1.33 per share on revenue of $347.03 million.

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $177.19 million.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tutor Perini Corporation(TPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Take general contracting company Tutor Perini (NYSE: TPC), for example.

    The California-based contracting giant is responsible for funding many infrastructure projects, including “Big Bertha,” a huge tunnel-boring project in Seattle, Wash. This tunnel will be 9,270 feet long and 115 feet deep – allowing for a major highway to be carried under downtown Seattle.

Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now

The Q3 2016 earnings report for Israel based small cap home beverage carbonation stockSodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ: SODA) is scheduled for before the market opens onThursday (November 9th), but theIsrael connection along with changing consumer tastes havehad shares going from fizzy to flat. However, Sodastream International is making efforts to revamp its image with shares surging after the last earnings report.

A technical chart for Sodastream International shows shares peaking in August and falling back a bit with conflicting trend lines:

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

Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: The Swatch Group AG (SWGAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Shares of Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group AG (SWGAY) tumbled 4% mid-afternoon Wednesday as it became apparent the company could lose out to a well-received Apple Inc. (AAPL) Apple Watch 3 released Tuesday.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    That’s good news to the luxury goods sector – from Swiss watches to high fashion and expensive cognac – for which Chinese consumers make up around 30 percent of all global sales. In a note to investors, analysts at investment firm Exane BNP Paribas expects growth to continue to trend upwards during 2017, with Swatch Group (OTCPK:SWGAY), Richemont SA (OTCPK:CFRHF), and Burberry (OTCPK:BURBY) the companies most likely to gain.

Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ZTE Corporation (ZTCOF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The United States has a history of preventing Chinese companies that are even suspected of being state-owned from selling certain products into key industries. Huawei and ZTE (OTCPK:ZTCOF), for example, were under harsh scrutiny for their telecommunications equipment.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Chinese telco equipment giant ZTE (OTCPK:ZTCOF) has been actively cooperating and communicating with relevant U.S. government departments in order to reach a conclusion of the investigation related to the compny’s violations of sanctions on Iran.

Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Data I/O Corporation(DAIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, technology shares fell 2.51 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), down 15 percent, and Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) down 13 percent.

Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Goldfield Corporation (The)(GV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Just before Thanksgiving, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested buying small cap electrical infrastructure stockGoldfield Corp (NYSEMKT:GV):

Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Caleres, Inc.(CAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD) shares fell 27.5 percent to $1.50 after the company reported Q4 results and issued a business update.
    Bioamber Inc (NYSE: BIOA) shares tumbled 23.6 percent to $2.40. BioAmber reported FY16 adjusted loss of $1.07 per share on revenue of $8.3 million.
    The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) shares dipped 20.9 percent to $41.62.
    Innocoll Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: INNL) shares fell 20.3 percent to $1.49. Innocoll posted a narrower-than-expected quarter loss, but revenue missed estimates. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Innocoll from Buy to Hold.
    Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) shares declined 20.3 percent to $3.83. On Thursday, Rosetta Genomics disclosed a 1-for-12 reverse stock split.
    Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ESPR) shares dropped 19.9 percent to $23.76. Esperion Therapeutics shares have jumped 106.19 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.70 percent in the same period.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) tumbled 18.3 percent to $17.65. AmTrust Financial disclosed that it will delay its annual report filing for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
    Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) slipped 17.7 percent to $6.85. Qualstar reported a Q4 loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.2 milli
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Caleres Inc (NYSE: CAL) got a boost, shooting up 12 percent to $31.99 after the company posted upbeat Q3 earnings.

    QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) shares were also up, gaining 14 percent to $29.44 after the company posted strong Q3 results.

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Troubled action camera maker GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) is rebounding strongly on Thursday — up more than 14% as I write this — thanks to the announcement of a corporate restructuring as well as the issuance of strong forward guidance. This takes GPRO stock back to its 20-day moving average, a level that was lost earlier in the month.

Click to Enlarge On Wednesday night, management affirmed first-quarter revenue guidance in the upper end of its previously announced range of $190 to $210 million and repeated its target of full-year non-GAAP profitability.

list of penny stocks: WGL Holdings Inc(WGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Brean Capital reported on Friday that it has upgraded natural gas utility company WGL Holdings Inc (WGL).

    The firm has raised its rating on WGL from “Hold” to “Buy,” and has given the company a $46 price target. This price target suggests a 12% increase from the stock’s current price of $40.62. The upgrade was primarily based on valuation and future investment opportunities.

    “Like many utilities in the gas LDC space, the shares of WGL Holdings have come off recent highs and are now trading at a level we consider attractive,” analyst Michael Gaugler comments. “Beyond valuation, we consider the recent announcement of conditional approval of Dominion’s Cove Point facility for LNG export as a positive development in terms of future investment opportunities, given the company’s one-third interest in the Commonwealth Pipeline project, which we believe will be revisited due to future increased demand.”

    WGL Holdings shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Friday. The stock has been mostly flat YTD.

list of penny stocks: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Applied Materials (AMAT) rose to the top of the S&P 500 today as semiconductor stocks rebounded from yesterday’s selloff.

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    Applied Materials gained 4.5% to $31.44 today, while the S&P 500 was little changed at 2,191.95. The SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (XSD) rose 1% to $52.80, while the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) climbed 1.6% to $68.77.

    My colleague Tiernan Rey at Barron’s Tech Trader Daily quoted B. Rileys Craig Ellis in a post today, who called the selloff yesterday an unusually attractive entry opportunity forApplied Materials andMicrochip Technology (MCHP) buyers.

    Applied Materials reported net income of $1.7 billion on sales of $10.8 billion in fiscal 2016.

     

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) makes equipment that allows companies to manufacture semiconductors, displays, and other components for some of the most advanced technology on the planet. And just like other tech companies, Applied has to stay ahead of new trends so that it can provide the latest equipment to its customers.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Pete Najarian spoke on CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report" about unusually high bullish options activity in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) short interest rose slightly to 15.21 million shares. The previous reading was 15.17 million. Shares closed Friday at $31.88, in a 52-week range of $15.44 to $31.97.

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    The top management had guided revenues for Q3 to be in the range of $9.3-9.4 billion while EPS outlook was between 75 and 80 cents per share. As usual, the holiday quarter guidance will be crucialfor Best Buy stock as well. Investors could be expecting Best buy to crush Wall Street earnings estimates as it has beaten the high end of the street estimates in 7 out of the last 8 quarters. The earnings whisper number of 84 cents per share also hints towards that. Thefirm online sales growth has contributed immensely to the Best Buy’s earnings growth which has reflected in the stock’s gain this year, and again it would be under focus today.

    Can Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) stock still rise higher post-earnings after more than 70% YTD gains?

    The equipment manufacturing company Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) is the third major earnings for the day, which has its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings release scheduled after the market close. Applied Materials stock, also happens to bepart of our top tech stocks to buy list which have outperformed the Nasdaq Composite by over 159%. Rightly, AMAT stock deserves a place there as the stock has gained nearly 90% in the last one year. Give theApplied Materials stock’s bull run this year, the semiconductor equipment company will be expected to continue its strong earnings and revenue growth.

list of penny stocks: Luby's, Inc.(LUB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Luby’s, Inc. (NYSE: LUB) is expected to post earnings for the latest quarter.

    Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $5.00 million.

list of penny stocks: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Charles Carlson, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Horizon Investment Services]

    For investors looking for growth but also income, I especially like three health-care related stocksFresenius Medical (FMS), Novo Nordisk (NVO), and Smith & Nephew (SNN).

list of penny stocks: Texas Roadhouse, Inc.(TXRH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    As for individual stocks, Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH) and Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN)made large moves following their quarterly earnings announcements.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Fortunately, well-chosen dividend-growth stocks can help you accomplish both of these goals. And with its powerful wealth-building combination of increasing dividend payouts and share-price appreciation, Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH)is one of the best available in the market today.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Texas Roadhouse Inc. (NASDAQ: TXRH) was raised to Buy from Neutral at BTIG Research.

    USG Corp. (NYSE: USG) was reiterated as Hold but the price target was raised to $35 from $29 (versus a $34.23 close) at Jefferies.

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Texas Roadhouse(TXRH) tumbled more than 12% on Wednesday as itsfourth-quarter earningsand revenue fell short of expectations.

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    The restaurant chain said it earned 29 cents a share on revenue of $484.7 million. Analysts were expecting earnings per share of 38 cents on revenue of $497.3 million.

    Same-restaurant sales grew 1.2% at company restaurants and 2% at domestic franchises. For the first 55 days of the first quarter, Texas Roadhouse said that same-store sales rose 1.5%.

    The company also raised its dividend 10.5% to 21 cents a share.

    Some analysts urged investors to keep the faith in the stock.Barclay’s JeffreyBernsteinreiterated an Overweight rating and $47 price target on thestock:

    We believe TXRH fundamentals remain best-in-class. That said, the near-term focus remains on directional comps. And not unlike the broader industry, TXRH comps eased significantly to close 2016. Such led to disappointing 4Q16 results from top to bottom. Importantly, while the brand ‘is not immune’ to industry comp headwinds, the relative outperformance to the category was maintained. Looking to 2017, key guidance metrics were reiterated. While questions remain on whether the recent easing of industry comps will persist, we remain comforted by TXRH’s relative outperformance and easing comps as we move through 2017.

    Maxim’s Stephen Andersonreiterated a Buy rating, although he took his price target down $4, to $52:

    In our view, TXRH is not immune to the broader slowdown in Casual Dining, but we believe the company will emerge stronger than peers in the next few quarters.TXRHs disappointing 4Q16 comp of +1.3% (blended) was pulled down by a rare negative comp month in December (-2.1%), marking the first time this occurred in almost four years. Comps were +3% or better in both October and November, and comps so far in 1Q17 are positive despite a stormy start to the quarter in

list of penny stocks: Data I/O Corporation(DAIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, technology shares fell 2.51 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), down 15 percent, and Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) down 13 percent.

Mid-Afternoon Market Update: NASDAQ Down 1.2%; Wesco Aircraft Shares Tumble

Toward the end of trading Wednesday, the Dow traded up 0.27 percent to 23,900.70 while the NASDAQ declined 1.20 percent to 6,829.63. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.09 percent to 2,624.73.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

Wednesday afternoon, the non-cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) and SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN).

In trading on Wednesday, technology shares fell 2.51 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), down 15 percent, and Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) down 13 percent.

Top Headline

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) posted better-than-expected results for its third quarter.

Tiffany posted quarterly earnings of $0.80 per share on revenue of $976.2 million. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.76 per share on revenue of $957 million. Its comparable store sales slipped 1 percent during the quarter.

Equities Trading UP

Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares shot up 11 percent to $4.27 after dropping 40.86 percent on Tuesday. Marathon Patent Group filed for sale of 1.85 million shares of common stock by selling stockholders.

Shares of China Distance Education Hldgs Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: DL) got a boost, shooting up 13 percent to $8.84. China Distance Education reported Q4 profit of $5.9 million on revenue of $41.7 million. The company expects Q1 sales of $33.6 million to $35.2 million and FY18 sales of $150.6 million to $157.2 million. The company also declared a $0.45 per ADS special dividend.

Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares were also up, gaining 11 percent to $10.35 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.

Equities Trading DOWN

Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc (NYSE: WAIR) shares dropped 12 percent to $6.78 as the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.

Shares of Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) were down 15 percent to $109.84. Autodesk reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter, but issued a weak FY18 guidance. The company also announced plans to lay off around 1,150 employees.

Gridsum Holding Inc – ADR (NASDAQ: GSUM) was down, falling around 11 percent to $8.91 after reporting Q3 results.

Commodities

In commodity news, oil traded down 1.55 percent to $57.09 while gold traded down 0.93 percent to $1,287.10.

Silver traded down 1.73 percent Wednesday to $16.625, while copper fell 0.89 percent to $3.071.

Eurozone

European shares closed mostly higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 surged 0.26 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index rose 1.22 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index jumped 0.15 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX gained 0.02 percent, and the French CAC 40 climbed 0.14 percent while U.K. shares fell 0.90 percent.

Economics

The U.S. gross domestic product rose 3.3 percent in the third quarter, versus prior reading of 3 percent growth. Economists were expecting a 3.2 percent growth for the quarter.

The pending home sales index rose 3.5 percent to a reading of 109.3 for October. However, economists were expecting a 1 percent growth.

Domestic crude supplies dropped 3.43 million barrels for the week ended November 24, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported. Analysts projected a fall of 2.30 million barrels. Gasoline stockpiles gained 3.63 million barrels, while distillate stockpiles rose 2.75 million barrels for the week.

The Federal Open Market Committee released its Beige Book report.