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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now

Warren Buffett’s the most famous buy-and-hold investor on the planet, so if his company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B) (NYSE:BRK-A), is selling a stock in its portfolio, you might want to consider selling it, too.

Fortunately, Berkshire Hathaway reveals which stocks the Oracle of Omaha is selling in its quarterly 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company’s latest filing shows he sold shares in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK), IBM (NYSE:IBM), and Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX). Is it time for these stocks to exit your portfolio, too?

A long relationship ending?

When Verisk went public in 2009, Warren Buffett was the only owner not to sell any shares. Clearly, he believed that the long-term opportunity associated with crunching actuarial data for insurers was undervalued in the IPO, but he might not think that anymore.

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Eagle Point Credit Company Inc.(ECC )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of EAGLE POINT Cr/COM (NYSE:ECC) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $21.13.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ECC (CURRENCY:ECC) traded 14.6% lower against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on August 29th. In the last week, ECC has traded 0% higher against the dollar. ECC has a market capitalization of $10.60 million and approximately $4,936.00 worth of ECC was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One ECC coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0004 or 0.00000006 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including C-Patex, CoinExchange and CryptoBridge.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    EAGLE POINT CREDIT COMPANY (NYSE:ECC) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 17, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    EAGLE POINT Cr/COM (NYSE:ECC) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the five analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $21.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Corporate Capital Trust (NYSE: CCT) and Eagle Point Credit (NYSE:ECC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Eagle Point Credit Co (NYSE:ECC) insider Daniel M. Spinner purchased 75,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 22nd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $73,933.00 per share, with a total value of $5,544,975,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: The Swatch Group AG (SWGAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    EAGLE POINT Cr/COM (OTCMKTS: SWGAY) and SWATCH Grp AG/ADR (OTCMKTS:SWGAY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SWATCH Grp AG/ADR (OTCMKTS:SWGAY) was downgraded by analysts at UBS Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday, The Fly reports.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: CVR Refining, LP(CVRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) dropped over 12% today after the holding company announced an interesting stock exchange offer for unitholders of its subsidiary, CVR Refining (NYSE:CVRR). The transaction will allow for up to 37.1 million units of the refiner to be exchanged for up to 23.5 million shares of the parent company, or at a 0.6335-to-1 ratio. 

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Twin Disc, Incorporated (NASDAQ: TWIN) shares surged 24.34 percent to close at $28.86 following Q3 earnings.
    Bioblast Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORPN) rose 21.89 percent to close at $2.45.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 20.19 percent to close at $8.75. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) rose 18.56 percent to close at $3.13 on Monday after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) gained 17.09 percent to close at $2.74.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares jumped 16.39 percent to close at $146.75 on Monday after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.45 percent to close at $27.50 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 15.23 percent to close at $6.43 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 14.53 percent to close at $7.33
    CohBar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWBR) gained 14.36 percent to close at $6.29.
    Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTPH) gained 12.69 percent to close at $3.64.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) gained 12.27 percent to close at $10.89 following Q1 results.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares climbed 9.8 percent to close at $19.05.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 4.93 percent to close at $256.89. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 3.92 percent to close at $15.63. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.

     

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CVR Refining LP (NYSE:CVRR) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 25th, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 6th will be given a dividend of 0.66 per share by the oil and gas company on Monday, August 13th. This represents a $2.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 12.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 3rd. This is a positive change from CVR Refining’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.51.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Woori Bank(WF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Woori Bank (NYSE:WF) and ANZ (OTCMKTS:ANZBY) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Woori Bank (NYSE:WF) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Woori Bank earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.2147954877183 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Medtronic plc(MDT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 24, 2018, 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    It’s not just drugmakers that are disrupting the massive diabetes market. Medical device makers are also developing new approaches that can help diabetics better control their disease. From medtech Goliaths Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) and Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) to small pure plays Dexcom (NASDAQ:DXCM), Insulet Corp. (NASDAQ:PODD), and Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM), we’ve got you covered.

  • [By Sean Williams, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    With this in mind, we asked three of our Motley Fool investors to name one healthcare stock they believe could be worth buying right now. Cancer drug developer Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL), generic-drug manufacturer Lannett (NYSE:LCI), and medical device megacap Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) all made the cut. 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market continued moving up on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 hitting a new high at points during the session before pulling back slightly. Even though the Dow Jones Industrial Average is still well short of its record levels, market participants were pleased to see extremely strong sentiment from investors, especially among stocks of smaller companies. With the current bull market being well into its 10th year, many skeptics have looked for signs of eroding confidence, but those that have appeared recently haven’t had any lasting downward impact on stocks. Good news from several companies helped contribute to the positive mood on Wall Street. Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON), Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), and Regis (NYSE:RGS) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated(CORT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ:CORT) Director G Leonard Baker, Jr. acquired 105,792 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 17th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $12.50 per share, with a total value of $1,322,400.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 876,838 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,960,475. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) rose 19 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 S.A. confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire McDermott.
    Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLAR) rose 18.5 percent to $8.00 in pre-market trading.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) rose 9.3 percent to $34.09 in pre-market trading after falling 2.41 percent on Friday.
    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) rose 8.4 percent to $18 in pre-market trading. Lannett named Maureen M. Cavanaugh as senior vice president and chief commercial operations officer.
    Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. (NYSE: NAP) rose 7.1 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after gaining 11.26 percent on Friday.
    Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CORT) rose 6.9 percent to $18.80 in pre-market trading after falling 3.19 percent on Friday.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 5.7 percent to $2.40 in pre-market trading after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.6 percent to $69.20 in pre-market trading. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares rose 5.2 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 5.1 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO) shares rose 5 percent to $20 in pre-market trading.
    Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) shares rose 5 percent to $68.41 in pre-market trading.
    Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) shares rose 4.9 percent to $19.78 in the pre-market trading session.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Corcept Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CORT) had its price target reduced by equities researchers at B. Riley from $30.00 to $22.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, The Fly reports. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the biotechnology company’s stock. B. Riley’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 76.42% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Corcept Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CORT) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Corcept Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CORT) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: EnLink Midstream Partners, LP(ENLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE:ENLK) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Thursday morning.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    However, after announcing the sale of its interest in EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE: ENLK) and EnLink Midstream (NYSE: ENLC) for $3.125 billion in June, it boosted its buyback authorization up to $4 billion. That represents enough cash to retire roughly 20% of its outstanding shares. Devon expects the sale of EnLink to close this July, which will enable it to accelerate the pace of repurchases through the end of 2019.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Grid (NYSE: NGG) and EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE:ENLK) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Franco-Nevada Corporation(FNV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Reuben Gregg Brewer, and Travis Hoium]

    For people looking to build wealth, penny stocks simply aren’t worth it. You’re better off pursuing well-run businesses and letting the power of their earnings grow your position over the long haul. So we asked three of our Motley Fool investors to choose stocks they like right now that would be good alternatives. Here’s why they picked Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), and Franco-Nevada Corporation (NYSE:FNV).  

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    This, however, is where streaming company Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM) and its peers Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) and Franco-Nevada (NYSE:FNV) come into play. Streaming companies provide cash up front to miners for the right to buy gold and silver in the future at reduced rates. Often miners use the money to build new mines. Wheaton provided $625 million in cash to Barrick for the development of Pascua-Lama. That is just one of 10 development projects in which Wheaton has invested. Its portfolio also contains 17 operating mines. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    What about more deals like the one between Barrick and Randgold? With Barrick and, likely, Newmont out of acquisition mode for a while, that leaves Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) and Franco-Nevada Corp. (NYSE: FNV) with a market cap near $12 billion, Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) with a market cap of around $9.3 billion and Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (NYSE: AEM) with a market cap of around $8.1 billion as potential acquirers.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) and iPass (NASDAQ:IPAS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is a very aggressive tech play that could have upside above the current price targets. Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is a leading developer of mobile and social games. In the company’s relatively short history, it has developed a broad portfolio of games that includes several games on Facebook and several top-grossing mobile apps. Key franchises include FarmVille, Zynga Poker, Hit It Rich Slots and Words With Friends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Gaming publishers are always looking for the next big thing. The odds of scoring a huge hit are vanishingly small, even for a short-term victory. Consider the case of Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), the social gaming veteran that struck gold with FarmVille and Words With Friends once upon a time. The company went public at the very height of that adrenaline rush. If you bought in at Zynga’s peak share prices in the spring of 2012, you’ve weathered a 70% cut to your investment’s value so far. Like I said, it’s a long way down from the top.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: UGI Corporation(UGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rhumbline Advisers trimmed its stake in shares of UGI Co. (NYSE:UGI) by 2.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 299,796 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 7,970 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.17% of UGI worth $13,317,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    UGI Corp  (NYSE:UGI)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    UGI (NYSE:UGI)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group in a research note issued to investors on Friday. They currently have a $54.00 target price on the utilities provider’s stock. Jefferies Financial Group’s price objective would indicate a potential downside of 2.65% from the company’s current price. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for UGI’s FY2018 earnings at $2.78 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.12 EPS, FY2020 earnings at $3.18 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $3.34 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $3.40 EPS.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

To get rich, you have to be making money while you’re asleep.– David Bailey

Investors in stocks should absolutely love this quote, because stocks can make you filthy rich, provided you can find ones that have stood the tests of time and can continue to do so, without your having to constantly check on them. It could be a company’s dominance and moat(s) in a growing industry, or its focus on the next megatrend — if it can capitalize on the opportunities, you should be able to earn solid returns.

Right now, I believe Mastercard (NYSE:MA), Brookfield Renewable Partners(NYSE:BEP), and XPO Logistics(NYSE:XPO) fall right into place, because each stock has been a multibagger and has strong tailwinds behind it.

Brookfield Renewable Partners: A bet on the clean energy megatrend

Clean energy is one big trend that’s gradually taking shape, and companies that have already dived into alternative sources of energy should be major beneficiaries. Brookfield Renewable Partners is a fine example.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: LINE Corporation (LN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Line (NYSE:LN) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

  • [By ]

    But as platforms such as Line (LN) and Tencent’s (TCEHY) WeChat show, Messenger and WhatsApp each have tremendous potential to be monetized through some mixture of ads, payments, e-commerce services and in-app transactions. WeChat, which just topped 1 billion MAUs, is believed to have accounted for a healthy portion of the $36.4 billion in revenue Tencent produced last year. Line, which had 168 million MAUs at the end of last year, had 2017 revenue of 167 billion yen ($1.56 billion).

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: ESSA Pharma Inc.(EPIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.(TTWO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Wednesday sees earnings from Macy’s (M) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Cramer has positive things to say about all three companies.

  • [By ]

    Satiating The Digital Desire
    Unlike generations before them, today’s kids looks to digital games and content played on consoles and their smart devices to entertain them. With a limited number of quality game producers and this quickly growing audience, I believe Take-Two Interactive Software (Nasdaq: TTWO) is poised for another leg higher.

  • [By Keith Noonan, Dan Caplinger, and Travis Hoium]

    With that in mind, we asked three Motley Fool contributing investors to identify a company that’s on track to continue operating at the high levels needed to deliver strong returns. Read on to see why they thinkShopify (NYSE:SHOP),Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB), and Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) are top growth stocks to buy this April.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Braskem S.A.(BAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday morning, the materials shares rose 0.83 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI), up 8 percent, and Braskem S.A. (NYSE: BAK) up 6 percent.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Braskem (NYSE:BAK) rose 22% today after Brazil’s largest chemical manufacturer confirmed what investors had long suspected: Talks are under way for Dutch chemicals leader LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) to acquire majority control of Braskem and gain a manufacturing footprint in South America. Rumors of such talks were first reported in October 2017, but both companies denied them.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market eased lower on Friday, but major benchmarks managed to come back considerably from their worst levels of the day. At its lows, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 200 points following news that the U.S. would indeed move forward with tariffs against China. Yet even though China announced plans to retaliate in kind, market participants seemed willing to give trade policy the benefit of the doubt given the current strength of the U.S. economy. Some stocks saw nice gains in response to the news, as well as to company-specific events. Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN), Braskem (NYSE:BAK), and Pivotal Software (NYSE:PVTL) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Aemetis (NASDAQ: AMTX) and Braskem (NYSE:BAK) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Eagle Point Credit Company Inc.(ECC )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Eagle Point Credit Co (NYSE:ECC) insider Daniel M. Spinner purchased 75,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 22nd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $73,933.00 per share, with a total value of $5,544,975,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of EAGLE POINT Cr/COM (NYSE:ECC) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $21.13.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Corporate Capital Trust (NYSE: CCT) and Eagle Point Credit (NYSE:ECC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Several high-yielding dividend stocks have taken it on the chin this year due to a sell-off in the stock market and rising interest rates. That one-two punch has hit pipeline stocks the hardest, with several top-notch companies tumbling by a double-digit percentage since the start of the year. Three that stand out as excellent options to consider buying now that they’re on sale are Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP), Antero Midstream Partners (NYSE:AM), and Enbridge (NYSE:ENB).

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The midstream partnership sector is deeply out of favor today, despite the fact that these companies provide vital services moving and processing oil and natural gas. For conservative investors, Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) and Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) are two high-yield stocks that appear to be on sale today, still off roughly 30% and 20% from their 2014 highs, respectively. Here’s what you need to know to decide if Enterprise or Magellan is the better buy for you.

  • [By ]

    That means pipelines are equally busy carrying all that raw crude into these refineries and then carrying out gasoline, diesel and other finished products. So you’d think these would be boon times for Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP), which owns 10,000 miles of pipeline that connect with 50% of the nation’s refinery capacity.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Meanwhile, the return multiples for many of the projects under development by Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) are in the six- to eight-times EBITDA range. Because of that, the $1.7 billion of expansion projects Magellan currently has underway only will generate about $250 million in incidental EBITDA. That’s partially why Magellan Midstream expects to grow its payout at a slower pace of 8% this year and a 5% to 8% annual rate in 2019 and 2020, even though it plans on paying out the same percentage of its cash flow as ONEOK.

  • [By John Bromels]

    Three companies that the market has walloped areApache Corporation(NYSE:APA),Magellan Midstream Partners(NYSE:MMP), andGeneral Motors(NYSE:GM). Here’s why these stocks look like bargains, and why today might be a good time to scoop up some shares.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In the meantime, Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) is working on a 600,000 BPD pipeline in the region that could be in service by the middle of next year. Magellan is currently evaluating other options such as a joint venture that could optimize the project, which might shift the time frame and scale of the project. In addition, Magellan is eyeing a potential oil export dock in Corpus Christi, Texas, which it sees as an ideal landing spot for crude coming out of the Permian. The up-to-$700 million project could be up and running by 2020 and give Permian producers access to higher global oil prices. Projects like those potentially position Magellan to continue increasing its 5.4%-yielding distribution at a mid-single-digit annual rate for the next several years.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund Inc.(CTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Southwestern Energy Company(SWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) which rose over 5% to $5.77. The stocks 52-week range is $4.90 to $10.99. Volume was about 19 million compared to its average volume of nearly 17 million.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Prudential Financial Inc. grew its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) by 7.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,113,234 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 143,547 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. owned 0.36% of Southwestern Energy worth $9,150,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) fell about 6% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $3.42 after closing at $3.64 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $90.15. Volume of about 35 million was around 50% above the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: EverBank Financial Corp.(EVER)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Everquote Inc. (NASDAQ: EVER) raised $84 million selling 4.7 million shares at $18, above the expected range of $15 to $17. Shares closed flat on the first day of trading and closed the week up 1%.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tekla Healthcare Opportunies Fund(THQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tekla Healthcare Opportunities Fund (NYSE:THQ) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, June 11th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 20th will be paid a dividend of 0.1125 per share on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $1.35 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 19th.

Best China Stocks To Watch For 2018

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Driven by rising commodity prices, emerging equity markets have been in a rally mode lately.

But not the Philippines equities, which have been left in the dust by regional and global indexes.

The iShares MSCI Philippines ETF is up 4.13 percent for the year and down 4.34 percent for the last twelve months, while the MSCI Emerging Markets Index is up 12.69 percent for the year and 15.38 percent for the last twelve months.

Indian and Chinese equities have outperformed Philippines’ equities by a big margin—see table.

 

Fund

YTD

1-year

ishares MSCI China (FXI)

8.55%

14.44

Best China Stocks To Watch For 2018: Eagle Point Credit Company Inc.(ECC )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Corporate Capital Trust (NYSE: CCT) and Eagle Point Credit (NYSE:ECC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Best China Stocks To Watch For 2018: WEC Energy Group, Inc.(WEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best China Stocks To Watch For 2018: Yandex N.V.(YNDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ:YNDX) fell 15.4% in April, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence, along with the broader Russian stock market in the face of new U.S. sanctions.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a positive day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks jumped following an uneventful weekend, tapering their gains as the session came to a close. Some had feared that China might retaliate once again after the U.S. issued a second round of tariffs against the nation with the world’s second-largest economy, but the expected fireworks didn’t come, putting market participants more at ease. The beginning of earnings season in the next week will also distract investors from geopolitical issues, perhaps allowing indexes to climb further. Yet some individual stocks had difficulties that sent their shares lower. Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), Menlo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MNLO), and MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    On Monday, the Russian RTS stock index plunged more than 11% in value, taking many of the “Russia stocks” most closely associated with the country along with it. Shares of both Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) and Public Joint-Stock Company Mobile TeleSystems (NYSE:MBT) were down between 12% and 13%, while Veon Ltd (NASDAQ:VEON) has shed 18%.

  • [By ]

    U.S. investors often avoid Russian stocks due to the political risks, sanctions, and currency issues associated with the once-hot emerging market. But despite those challenges, there’s one Russian growth stock that doubled over the past two years — Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), which created the country’s top search engine.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Yandex N.V.(NASDAQ:YNDX)announced first-quarter 2018 results early Wednesday, detailing steady market share from its core search platform, healthy advertising revenue growth, and broad-based strength from its various other business bets. Yandex also boosted its full-year revenue guidance.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019

Gold doesn't trade in a vacuum.   Markets are connected. What happens in one often affects others.   So if you want to understand what's happening with gold, you need to know what's going on in the markets that affect gold.   And while lots of traders focus only on the short term, it's important to have a big-picture view, too. The big picture shows you the long-term trends at work… and when they change. It can help you find low-risk opportunities to open new positions. And it can help you determine where to set your stops.   Today, we'll look at the big picture for two markets that affect gold… along with gold itself.   Let's get started…   The first market we'll look at is U.S. government bonds… specifically, the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys. The U.S. government is considered the world's safest borrower. (It can print money to pay lenders back, after all.) The rate it pays to borrow money for 10 years serves as the world's benchmark interest rate.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Nemaska Lithium Inc. (NMKEF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Canadian hard-rock lithium chemicals company Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) is presently at the end of completing a $500 million capital raise which will allow the company to expand into Phase 2 production of the its facility in Quebec. The company has closed an equity deal valued at nearly $100 million from Japans SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY), executed a streaming agreement with Orion Mine Finance LF valued at over $150 million, and engaged with such high-quality financial groups including Clarkson Platou Securities and Pareto Securities as managers of the bond issuance. Further, Nemaska has signed multiple offtake agreements, including NorthVolt, FMC, Softbank and Johnson Matthey Battery Materials, for the purchase of its lithium chemicals once production begins.

  • [By ]

    Over the past two months, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) has steadily been updating the market on its half-billion-dollar-plus financial raise. The company has aggressively set targets to build out a vertically integrated lithium mining and processing operation ideally positioned to meet growing demand in North America and Europe.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.(SHOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Eagle Point Credit Company Inc.(ECC )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Corporate Capital Trust (NYSE: CCT) and Eagle Point Credit (NYSE:ECC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC(UVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) extended Friday’s gains amid optimism for the action camera and drone specialist’s ongoing turnaround, while shares of Universal Insurance Holdings (NYSE:UVE) rallied on news of the waning storm in Florida.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Recently the managers removed AmerisourceBergen Corp (NYSE: ABC) and used the proceeds from the sale to increase the position they already held in Unitedhealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 3.19% at $231.43. The stock’s 52-week range is $164.96 to $250.79. Volume was about 20% lower than the daily average of around 4 million shares. The company had no specific news, but is set to report earnings before markets open Tuesday morning.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 1.67% at $242.25. The stock’s 52-week range is $166.65 to $250.79. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 3.5 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) traded up 1.89% at $232.95. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.09 to $235.00, a new 52-week high set this afternoon. Volume was nearly double the daily average of around 2.9 million shares. The company’s fourth-quarter earnings and forecast for 2018 were better than expected.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) is scheduled to reveal its fourth-quarter results on Tuesday. The consensus estimates are $2.51 in earnings per share (EPS) and $51.5 billion in revenue. Shares traded at $228.64 as the week came to a close. The consensus price target is $248.19, and the 52-week trading range is $156.09 to $231.77.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Thursday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 0.87% at $222.34. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.09 to $231.77. Volume was about a two-thirds less than the daily average of around 3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Prudential Financial Inc.(PRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, Chuck Saletta, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    But that doesn’t mean you need to make risky bets to capture solid returns, either, and buying solid companies at reasonable prices can help create a margin of safety and improve your returns, while also decreasing your risk of permanent losses. Three stocks that meet these criteria are small healthcare real-estate specialistCaretrust REIT Inc(NASDAQ:CTRE), financial services giantPrudential Financial Inc(NYSE:PRU), and energy behemothExxonMobil Corporation(NYSE:XOM).

  • [By Chuck Saletta]

    Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) takes such pride in its rock-solid financial condition that it uses an actual rock — the Rock of Gibraltar– as its corporate symbol. Prudential Financial backs up that claim with a balance sheet that has more cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investmentsthan total debt on it. It also claims a debt-to-equity ratio around 0.6 and a current ratio around 1.0, which are further signs of a solid financial condition.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) by 2.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 61,363 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,391 shares during the period. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc.’s holdings in Prudential Financial were worth $6,354,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Regency Centers Corporation(REG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH purchased a new position in Regency Centers Co. (NYSE:REG) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm purchased 8,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $484,000.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Douglas Dynamics Inc.(PLOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW) has done a lot of work to go beyond its historical reliance on equipment that helps its customers fight against winter snow and ice. Yet even with the moves it has made to diversify, Douglas can still benefit when winter weather convinces buyers that they need the work truck attachments it can provide for them.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Payment Data Systems, Inc.(PYDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ: UEPS) and Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Golar LNG Partners LP(GMLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Golar LNG Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the shipping company an impact score of 46.501475004652 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.