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Best Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

By Randy Rieland, Next Avenue Contributor 

Richard Adler knows a few things about the uneasy relationship between older adults and technology.

It’s something that Adler, a distinguished research fellow at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, Calif., has been studying for more than 25 years. One thing, in particular, has struck him.

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“The truth is that a lot of older adults are technophobes,” he said. “They tend to be classically late adopters of almost any technology.” Even though they are the ones with the most to gain from embracing the latest technology, Adler said.

Hesitant About Artificial Intelligence

That wariness may especially be true when it comes to the digital innovation that seems destined to become the next game-changer — artificial intelligence or AI. The name alone conjures up notions of talking robots and other brainy devices. That can seem creepy to older adults, not to mention that the idea of being around thinking machines can make them anxious about losing privacy or perhaps even worse, constantly being reminded of their own slipping cognitive skills.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.(FCAU)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) are both large-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Bad news for investors: Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) said production of its bread-and-butter F-150 and Super Duty pickups will be halted due to a fire at a supplier. Ford investors aren’t alone in this pain as General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) also said some production would be disrupted. Not only do investors have to deal with plateauing sales in the North American market, but developments such as this or perhaps an unforeseen recall deter investors from owning automakers. But just how much could this cost Ford?

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    Fiat Chrysler (FCAU)  is bar none the best positioned of the “U.S.” automakers right now, Tesla included. That’s because despite a correction early this year alongside the rest of the market, Fiat Chrysler’s long-term uptrend remains both intact and recently successfully tested.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: eBay Inc.(EBAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levy]

    But PayPal faces growing competition from other payments and merchant services businesses like Square (NYSE:SQ), hardware makers integrating payments into their devices like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF), and banks establishing their own peer-to-peer payments service. On top of all that, PayPal is in the process of losing its largest customer, eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY).

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    The apps on your smartphone can make all kinds of things easier — but they can be costly, too, if they’re encouraging you to spend money. That’s often the case with apps tied to retailers and marketplaces suchas eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY), Etsy (Nasdaq: ETSY), Amazon.com, and letgo, OfferUp. If you’re someone who likes to spend time browsing on such sites — and to click the “Buy” button — you could save some significant dollars by deleting those apps. Making it harder to spend your money is an effective way to spend less.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Money MorningTechnical Trading Specialist D.R. Barton, Jr., has identified a little-known way to avoid the impact of tariffs altogether – and make a killing in the process.Check out D.R.’s findings here…

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    Shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) added nearly 3% in pre-market hours. The gain came after the investment reported strong earnings before the bell this morning. The company’s profitability surged 39% year over year to hit $2.44 billion. The company reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.30 on top of $10.6 billion in revenue. Wall Street analysts expected the financial titan to report EPS of $1.08 on top of $9.96 billion in revenue. Markets will again be paying close attention to statements from Federal Reserve Bank Chair Jerome Powell. On Wednesday, Powell will wrap up his two-day testimony on Capitol Hill. As we explained yesterday, the next person who could lose his or her shirt in this trade war is you. Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock is sitting at an all-time high as its annual Prime Day comes to a close. Look for the firm to report some initial results from its yearly shopping holiday. Despite glitches on Monday afternoon, the firm still reported strong sales over its first 12 hours.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: IBM, NFLX, GOOGL
    International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) will lead a busy day of earnings reports. Wall Street will be looking for the company to report EPS of $3.03 on top of $19.66 billion in revenue. The tech giant will report earnings after the bell today. The European Commission has slapped Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) with a $5 billion antitrust fine. The EC says that it violated the law by pushing its own apps on Android phones in order to thwart its competition. The punishment comes after an investigation dating back to 2015. Shares of Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) have been rebounding thanks to renewed confidence from one of Wall Street’s top banks. On Tuesday, Bank

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    eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) isnt quite the hot new tech we see in others but has recently announced two programs that could significantly add to growth and earnings. The company announced in January that it would start acting as the intermediary for payments, keeping users on the platform and booking the fees between 2% to 3% enjoyed by PayPal for more than a decade.

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    Is Musk capable of running a company? Absolutely. Let’s not forget that this guy started Zip2 and sold it for $340 million back in 1999. His X.com company was merged with another to eventually form PayPal Holdings Inc.   (PYPL) before selling to eBay Inc.   (EBAY) . Musk then founded SpaceX (which was just valued at $25 billion), co-founded Tesla and was an important investor in getting SolarCity up and running before it went public.

  • [By Mac Greer]

    eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY)had a rough quarter and blames it on a strengthening U.S. dollar … but come on! Come on! American Express(NYSE:AXP) is down on concerns over revenue and its market is getting tougher and tougher. Also, Matt and Jason talk about some fascinating companies they just pitched at The Motley Fool’s quarterly board meeting.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated(LEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. decreased its position in shares of Leggett & Platt, Inc. (NYSE:LEG) by 7.6% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 39,994 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,289 shares during the period. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A.’s holdings in Leggett & Platt were worth $1,774,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of LEG Immobilien AG (FRA:LEG) have been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the nineteen research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is €101.62 ($118.16).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Leggett & Platt, Inc. (NYSE:LEG) by 2.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 413,255 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,689 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System owned about 0.31% of Leggett & Platt worth $18,332,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) and Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ:HOFT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and profitability.

Macy’s And Micron Ignite A Rally – Cramer’s Mad Money (5/16/18)

Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV Program, Wednesday, May 16.

Can just two stocks ignite a rally? They can. Case in point – Macy’s (NYSE:M) and Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) on Wednesday. The market had been engulfed with macro news and tensions of rising oil prices, rising interest rates, US-China relations, North Korea. “In this situation, we can actually care about individual companies and what they have to tell us, provided that these companies are important enough to their sectors that they can give us tremendous pin action,” said Cramer.

Micron Technology was considered to be a commodity company in an industry with high competition. Micron was upgraded by RBC with an $80 price target. This led to pin action in the semiconductor group that led other semis to rally. “The semiconductors are a powerful leadership group, and today they took their rightful place at the front, all because of these Micron recommendations,” said Cramer.

The retail group was led by Macy’s, which reported better than expected earnings and lifted profit guidance. Just six days before the earnings, Morgan Stanley had downgraded the stock. CEO Jeff Gennette is leading an incredible turnaround. “Gennette did so much good here, like creating a team of merchants and technology experts that have melded brands with e-commerce and private label to produce some incredible results,” added Cramer. This led to pin action in other retail stocks.

The important thing to note is that both these stocks were under pressure as the street had given up on them and they ended up surprising the market.

CEO interview – PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL)

PayPal will hold its investor day next week. Cramer interviewed CFO John Rainey to find out what lies ahead.

Rainey said at the next investor meeting they will be talking about their separation from eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) and their capital allocation plans. Splitting with eBay was always on the cards and they represent 13% of PayPal’s business and will be an integral part of the platform.

PayPal’s strong cash flows allow them to acquire for growth and return capital to shareholders. Commenting on future growth, Rainey said that there are 2B people around the world without a bank account and 70% of them have mobiles. They would like to have accounts, loans and mortgages and this is a tremendous opportunity for PayPal.

PayPal was also one of the first companies to let merchants accept cryptocurrencies. “Because of the volatility of the cryptocurrencies, the merchants were seeing swings in crypto that threatened the viability of their businesses. If you’re a merchant and you have, let’s say, a 10% margin on a product that you sell and you accept bitcoin, for example, and the very next day it moves 15%, you’re now underwater on that transaction. So what happens, or what was happening, is they were immediately moving that to a more stable currency,” added Rainey.

Defense stocks

If someone liked defense stocks like Lockheed Martin (LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) and Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) before the earnings, they should like them even more now. All these stocks reported good earnings but have lost momentum.

Lockheed Martin posted good earnings and guidance but fell after cash flow comments on the conference call. Northrop Grumman too reported good earnings and guidance but did not rise as much as expected. Lastly, Raytheon reported a modest earnings beat.

Cramer said defense stocks are being traded on daily headlines and hence peace talks with North Korea led to a selloff in defense stocks. Defense stocks should instead trade on military spending and with rising tensions in the Middle East, the governments across the globe are buying defense equipment. The weakness in these stocks is a buying opportunity.

CEO interview – Tableau (NYSE:DATA)

The stock of Tableau went up on Q1 revenue beat and analysts upgraded the stock. Cramer interviewed Adam Selipsky to hear what lies ahead for the company. Tableau is up 34% in 2018.

Selipsky said that users spend 80% of the time preparing the data and 20% analyzing it. Their new platform Tableau Prep flips the equation and uses smart algorithms to perform tasks like combining columns automatically so data can be prepared easily for analysis.

The company has partnered with Charles Schwab and about 50% of the company employees are using Tableau on a daily basis not just for financial planning, but other back office functions too. They also offer cloud services like deployment options, including on-premise and fully managed solutions to help companies transition to the cloud.

Viewer calls taken by Cramer

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX): It’s a great company and Cramer is sticking by it despite the 60 Minutes report.

Lennar (NYSE:LEN): It is a terrific company and it is down due to rising interest rates. Cramer thinks it doesn’t deserve to go down.

Discovery Financial Services (NYSE:DFS): It’s cheap versus bigger banks. It’s a buy.


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Where Is Paypal Holdings Inc Stock Headed? Just Look at the Blockchain!

As I’m sure my readers have figured out from my cryptocurrency articles, I’m not the stock market’s “fanboy”. However, some companies truly pique my interest. Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) is one of them. With its powerful hold on the sharply rising digital payments industry, Paypal stock is a no-brainer investment.

For starters, the Wall Street-friendly digital wallet is performing extraordinarily well out the gate.

Yes, it’s way too early to start prognosticating 2018 performance based on a few trading days. However, it’s also a fact that Paypal stock is up over 7% year-to-date. That bullishness simply can’t be ignored and, more importantly, it’s only the beginning.

PYPL is really one of the few elite companies that is virtually guaranteed an upward growth curve. We talk often about the Internet of Things. IoT is a catch-all term to describe the integration of smart devices into our daily lives. Think what you want about it, but IoT is happening — and will continue to happen. You can either adapt or you can die.

In a similar vein, digitalization of financial transactions is both the present and the future. I’m not just referring to the blockchain and cryptocurrency phenomenon. Rather, we can look at the topic mundanely. When was the last time you conducted a transaction in cash?

From what I can gather, the only time kids use cash today is at old school pizza joints and for their “pharmaceutical representative” at a poorly lit intersection.

Still, I understand the hesitation to buy Paypal stock right now. I loved PYPL early on, back in December 2015. Since my initial write-up on the company, it’s soared over 119%. Surely, the valuation is stretched at this point?

People Are Embracing Digital Payments

I can’t imagine anyone preferring to buy a publicly traded company when it’s already enjoyed a tremendous rally. But, on the other side of the coin, I’m sure many people questioned Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) at $700. Today, those “questionable” shares have nearly reached $1,250.

Moving forward, investors can trust Paypal stock. Based on the company’s most recent third-quarter earnings report, the bullish thesis hasn’t changed a lick. PYPL has yet to outright disappoint investors in its quarterly reports and Q3 was no different.

As InvestorPlace‘s Karl Utermohlen noted: “One of the strongest segments of the quarter for PayPal was Venmo, the popular payment method where you can transfer money to friends and family at the click of a button. The business processed $9 billion in payments in the quarter, twice as much as in the year-ago period.”

The takeaway here is that an investment in Paypal stock isn’t just about payment services for small businesses. Yes, that’s an important component, but digital payments are being incorporated everywhere. This is no clearer evidence than in the current dynamics surrounding cryptocurrencies.

At the time of this writing, all cryptocurrencies are worth over $750 billion. However, bitcoin’s market share has deflated from 100% at the beginning of the journey to 34.3% today. Many reasons exist why this is the case, but a significant factor is practicality. Long story short, bitcoin can’t scale up to its current demand.

Right now, bitcoin is traded as a store of wealth, which is perfectly fine. But does that explain the reasoning for the other 1,385 cryptocurrencies? No. For instance, the offshoot bitcoin currencies market themselves as the faster, more efficient version of blockchain, not the better store of wealth.

In other words, people are participating in the blockchain for its functionality, not just its profitability.

Don’t Overthink Paypal Stock

Investors shouldn’t overanalyze Paypal stock. Businesses spend years attempting to spark demand; rarely does demand come to them. But in PYPL’s case, the public is hungry for the payment revolution.

The beautiful aspect working in the company’s favor is consumer sophistication. As we see with the enormous crypto diversity, you can no longer have people by solely highlighting blockchain. People must have a compelling reason to use or invest in the product.

For Paypal, its competitive advantage is its years of experience in the digital payment sphere. Through its time under eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY), and on its own, Paypal has amassed a perhaps insurmountable moat.

Finally, the cryptocurrency craze is unlikely to negatively impact Paypal stock. Although the blockchain is a groundbreaking innovation, many people prefer the security of major institutional backing. Naturally, consumers trust the Paypal brand name, and the company provides many of the services offered in blockchain platforms.

As of this writing, Josh Enomoto is long bitcoin and bitcoin cash.

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One of my favourite movies is “The Shawshank Redemption”. This 1994 classic literally grows on you every time you watch it. There is a pithy line that is used more than once in the movie – “Salvation lies within”.

It may or may not have been true for the characters in the movie, but it is certainly true for an investor. I remember this line whenever I meet investors who are diffident about their ability to make a success of their investment program.

Too many retail investors are overawed by the snazzy discussions that appear on television about the stock markets, and conclude (wrongly) that in order to be a successful investor, one needs to know everything about:

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Adient plc (ADNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:


    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Western Digital (WDC) , Twilio (TWLO) , Adient (ADNT) , Salesforce.com (CRM) , AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) .

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Student Transportation Inc(STB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Student Transportation Inc (NASDAQ: STB) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $167.40 million.

    Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $38.38 million.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap school bus transportation services stockStudent Transportation (NASDAQ: STB):

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Potlatch Corporation(PCH)

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 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: eBay Inc.(EBAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    EBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) stock was volatile in 2016, but that volatility has ended. EBAY dropped 10% in October after announcing poor fiscal year 2016 earnings. Since then, eBay stock is up 19%, more than recovering from the initial losses.

  • [By John Ballard]

    eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) is handing over the reins of its India business, ebay.in, along with $500 million in exchange for an equity stake inFlipkart, a leading e-commerce company in India. As part of the deal, Flipkart’s customers will gain access to eBay’s global inventory of items for sale on its marketplace, and eBay’s customers will have access to unique Indian items provided by Flipkart.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Pete Najarian said on CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report that eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY) had unusually high options volume on Friday.

    Traders were buying the July 32 calls and they were paying around $3.10 for them. Around 5,400 contracts were bought in the first half of the trading session. The breakeven for the trade is at $35.10 or 4.37 percent above the current market price.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Euronet Worldwide Inc.(EEFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap Blackhawk Network Holdingshas largely moved sidewaysafter its IPO spinoff from Safeway (NYSE: SWY) whilepotential peer of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) has underperformed and Euronet Worldwide, Inc (NASDAQ: EEFT) has outperformed:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap Blackhawk Network Holdingshas movedboth sidewaysor slowly upward after its IPO spinoff from Safeway (NYSE: SWY) whilepotential peer of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) is performing betterwhile Euronet Worldwide, Inc (NASDAQ: EEFT) has been a outperformer:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Blackhawk Network Holdingshas largelymovedsidewaysor slowly upward after its IPO spinoff from Safeway (NYSE: SWY) whilepotential peers like small capGreen Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) and mid capEuronet Worldwide, Inc (NASDAQ: EEFT) have beenoutperformers:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Western Union (WU) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after MoneyGram International (MGI) received a bid from Euronet Worldwide (EEFT).

    Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

    Shares of Western Union gained 3.5% to $20.27 today, while the S&P 500 fell 0.3% to 2,365.45.MoneyGram International surged 25% to $15.77, while Euronet Worldwide advanced 0.3% to $83.22.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

Advisors’ Opinion:


    Foot Locker (FL) is a mall retailer for athletic footwear and apparel. And shares of Foot Locker are in bull market territory, 37% above the June 27 low. The stock is also nearly in correction territory, at 9.7% below its all-time high.


    Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS)  issued weak guidance for its fourth quarter, but managed to surpass third-quarter profit and sales forecasts. Foot Locker (FL) reported in-line quarterly sales and better-than-expected profit. Gross margins rose to 33.9% from 33.8%, while revenue increased nearly 6% to $1.89 billion. 


    Sporting goods were mixed, as price wars on shoes left only Foot Locker (FL) in the winner’s circle.

    Then there was Best Buy (BBY) with a surprisingly strong quarter.


    As the shares of everyone from Kroger Co. (KR) to Foot Locker Inc. (FL) to Blue Apron Holdings Inc. (APRN) get hammered on fears that Amazon.com Inc.  (AMZN) s gunning for their business, Netflix Inc.  (NFLX) has soared to new highs after delivering yet another earnings report suggesting its business for now remains mostly immune to Amazon’s aggressive incursions.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2018

Activist investor Paul Singer and his Elliott Management is waging part II of its battle at Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) – the specialized engineering aluminum company that spun off from Alcoa (NYSE:AA) last year. ARNC CEO Klaus Kleinfeld recently likened Paul Singer to The Godfather’s Michael Corleone.

Elliott owns over 12% of ARNC, choosing to stick with the company even after the breakup, calling it undervalued. It’s nominated five members for the ARNC board and plans on overthrowing the CEO. The plan is to bring on former Spirit Aerosystems (NYSE:SPR) CEO Larry Lawson, who navigated similar operational issues that ARNC is facing. Kleinfeld didn’t “save” the company during the financial crisis, and Kleinfeld was against the split. It’s time for management change. With Elliott’s suggested improvements in EBITDA at ARNC, the fund has a $46 price target on the aluminum firm.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2018: Dynavax Technologies Corporation(DVAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX) shares shot up 73 percent to $15.99 as the company announced that the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted 12-1 in support of the company’s Hepatitis B vaccine, HEPLISAV-B. RBC Capital upgraded Dynavax from Sector Perform to Outperform.


    Add Dynavax Technologies Corp. (DVAX) to the list of biotech stocks to watch on or a little before Dec. 15. Thats when the company is going to get a yay or nay from the Food & Drug Administration about Heplisav-B as a treatment for hepatitis B in people with type 2 diabetes

  • [By Cooper Creagan]

    The same is true for Dynavax Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: DVAX). A quick Night Trade of DVAX would’ve netted a whopping 230% in just a few months – and this can all be done from the comfort of your own home.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2018: eBay Inc.(EBAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) released its most recent quarterly earnings report after the markets closed on Wednesday. The online auctioneer said that it had $0.49 in earnings per share (EPS) and $2.22 billion in revenue. There are consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $0.48 in EPS and $2.21 billion in revenue. The first-quarter from last year had $0.47 in EPS and $2.14 billion in revenue.

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    To say eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) is a big e-commerce outfit would be a significant understatement. It’s a giant, generating $8.9 billion worth of revenue for itself over the course of the past twelve months. That’s not the head-turner though. See, that’s just the cut eBay takes for itself, which is only a nominal percentage of the total amount of business in transacts. During the same twelve months, eBay facilitated sales of $83.3 billion worth of goods. Point being, while eBay is doing well, it’s sellers are doing even better. In some cases, eBay offers a game-changing opportunity for some companies to be in business.

    Up-and-coming star Namaste Technologies (OTCMKTS:NXTTF, CNSX:N) isn’t one of those companies that needs eBay on an existential basis, but now that it’s able to list its goods at the online auction site, don’t be surprised if NXTTF (or N, for investors in Canada) sees a skyrocketing top line.

    Namaste Technologies sells electronic vaporizers, which are more commonly categorized as electronic cigarettes (or e-cigs). Though initially intended as a means of avoiding tobacco smoke without giving up nicotine, it was only a matter of time before the idea was adapted and new technologies were developed to vaporize whatever it is people choose to smoke. Marijuana was an obvious good-fit candidate for the idea, and Namaste Technologies is simply capitalizing on that growing opportunity. The end result: Namaste now operates more than 30 e-commerce retail stores (with monthly traffic of over 550,000 visitors) in 20 countries targeting both medical and recreational users.

    Those who know the story of the advent of marijuana’s legalization and/or those who know eBay inside and out will know that eBay doesn’t allow listings of such paraphernalia… or at least didn’t. That changed in October, when eBay opened up its doors – selectively – while opening up a whole new product category called “Vape Pens, E-Cigarettes & Accessories.”


    Hundreds of companies have come out in support of the Paris climate agreement, sealed in December 2015. More than 300 businesses in November signed an open letter calling on Trump and Congress to stay in the pact, including Nike (NKE) , General Mills (GIS) , Tiffany & Co. (TIF) , eBay (EBAY) and Gap (GPS) . Apple (AAPL) , Microsoft (MSFT) and Facebook (FB) were among those signing onto an ad sponsored by sustainability advocate Ceres backing the agreement. The group has also gotten the support of over 280 investors representing more than $17 trillion of assets.

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    The NBA authorized jersey sponsorships last year, and Flagstar joins companies such as Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (NASDAQ: GT), Fitbit Inc (NYSE: FIT), eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY) and General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) in sponsoring a team’s jersey.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Both Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) promoted Cyber Monday prices beginning on Black Friday. And many other retailers have also posted online flyers advertising their Cyber Monday specials. BFAds.net noted that there were fewer ad flyers this year. Dell Inc., eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY), and Toys R Us, among others, have announced special deals for Cyber Monday.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2018: W&T Offshore Inc.(WTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Wednesday, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM) and W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI).

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    W&T Offshore Inc. (NYSE: WTI) had a big buy hit the tape last week. CEO Tracy Krohn picked up a massive 1,180,888 shares of the independent oil and natural gas producer at $1.94 per share. The total for the trade came in right at the $2 million level.The company engages in the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and natural gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico. The stock closed Friday at $2.67, so outstanding timing, indeed.

  • [By John Bromels]

    Shares of oil and gas drillerW&T Offshore(NYSE:WTI) fell throughout April, finishing the month at $2.04 per share, down 26.4%.

    W&T is a small company primarily focused on natural gas liquids production in the Gulf of Mexico. In April, its market cap dropped about $100 million to $280 million. Huge swings like that aren’t uncommon for small companies, but what was unusual was the apparent lack of rationale for the drop.