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May 18, 2018: Markets opened lower again Friday and while the Dow hugged the break-even line all day, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite remained in the red for the entire trading session. U.S. trade talks with China have hit a bump in the road and negotiations with Mexico and Canada on revisions to NAFTA missed a deadline of sorts Thursday. Friday’s best performing sector was industrials, probably thanks to Deere & Co. earnings, while the energy performed the most poorly.

WTI crude oil for June delivery settled at $71.28 a barrel, down about 0.3% for the day but up about 0.8% for the week. June gold added nearly 0.2% on the day to settle at $1,291.30 but closed the week down 2.2%. Equities were headed for a mixed close about 10 minutes before the bell as the Dow traded up 0.06% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.20%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded down 0.26%.

Bitcoin futures (XBTM8) for June delivery traded at $8,250, up about 0.3% on the CBOE after opening at $8,150 this morning. The trading range today was $7,940 to $8,295.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Finally, Acxiom stock climbed 14.2% after Reuters reported early in the day that Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG) was close to a deal to buy the database marketing company’s core marketing solutions unit.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HAVAS (OTCMKTS: HAVSF) and Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) were up 15.3% as of 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday after the database marketing company confirmed it will sell its Acxiom Marketing Solutions (AMS) business to Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) for $2.3 billion in cash.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Capstead Mortgage Corporation(CMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Capstead Mortgage (NYSE:CMO) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Washington Real Estate Investment Trust(WRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.33.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.(HTBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Headlines about Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hometrust Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8198551712188 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ: NRIM) and Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ: HTBI) and TFS Financial (NASDAQ:TFSL) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Entercom Communications Corporation(ETM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM) was downgraded by research analysts at Noble Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 31,151 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,443% compared to the typical volume of 2,019 call options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Keeley Teton Advisors LLC increased its stake in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) by 64.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 202,992 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 79,580 shares during the quarter. Keeley Teton Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.15% of Entercom Communications worth $1,959,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Entercomm Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a Pennsylvania-based broadcasting and radio network corporation that was founded in 1968.

    The company owns 235 radio stations across 48 media markets and is the second-largest radio company in the United States. The company began its digital marketing arm in 2014 and announced the acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media the same year.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of radio broadcasting company Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM) were slammed on Tuesday, falling as much as 24.1%. At the time of this writing, shares are down about 19%.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Endologix, Inc.(ELGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Endologix (NASDAQ:ELGX) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Endologix Reports Positive One-Year Results From the Ovation LUCY Study (dicardiology.com) Endologix, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results on August 9, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com) Stock Under Active Eyes: Endologix, Inc. (ELGX) (bitcoinpriceupdate.review) Endologix, Inc. (ELGX) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Endologix Inc. to Post FY2016 Revenue of ($0.71) Per Share, Leerink Swann Forecasts (ELGX) (bharatapress.com)

    NASDAQ:ELGX traded down $0.09 on Tuesday, hitting $5.42. 4,339 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 483,122. The firm has a market capitalization of $462.06 million, a PE ratio of -11.31 and a beta of 0.44. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.58, a current ratio of 2.13 and a quick ratio of 1.37. Endologix has a fifty-two week low of $3.75 and a fifty-two week high of $6.72.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Urban Outfitters Inc.(URBN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Tuesday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.30 in EPS and $836.23 million in revenue. Shares traded on Fridays close at $42.27. The consensus price target is $39.23, and the 52-week range is $16.19 to $43.18.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) released its most recent quarterly results after the markets closed on Tuesday. The firm ultimately came out on top of this most recent report, keeping its strong winning streak alive, and thanks to the help of analysts rushing to its side.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TJX Companies (NYSE: TJX) and Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results after the markets close on Tuesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for $0.63 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.08 billion in revenue. In the fourth quarter of last year, the retailer said it had EPS of $0.55 and $1.03 billion in revenue.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Despite all of the political noise, both China and the United States have agreed to take a step back and seriously pursue talks that may prevent further tariff impositions. The biggest development on the trade front is that the Trump administration is considering a plan to lift a sales ban on Chinese mobile giant ZTE. Shares of Micron Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) are pushing higher after the company announced a $10 billion plan to buy back stock. Micron reported earnings on Monday, and the Boise-based firm easily topped Wall Street expectations. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) was pushing a bit higher on Tuesday as the firm prepared to address data privacy issues in Europe. The social media giant’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is set to speak before European lawmakers this morning. Zuckerberg will testify this morning, just three days after the European Union enforced more stringent laws on consumer data protection.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: GM, KSS, TSLA
    Shares of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) were pushing higher after the auto giant reported that China will be lifting restrictions on U.S. automotive parts and cars. But GM isn’t the only beneficiary. Look for shares of Ford Motor Co.(NYSE: F) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV(Nasdaq: FCAU) to also get a boost out of the Chinese economy. Shares of Kohl’s Corp.(NYSE: KSS) popped 5% after the firm beat earnings expectations and easily topped same-store sales during the first quarter. The company also raised its 2019 earnings numbers, which helped fuel investor sentiment. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) are in focus

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: 8×8 Inc(EGHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of 8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) were down 18 percent to $18.005 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

    BG Staffing, Inc. (NYSE: BGSF) was down, falling around 13 percent to $18.95 after reporting a common stock offering.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) fell 27.8 percent to $10.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company also lowered its FY18 sales outlook from $358million-$368 million to $345 million-$352 million.
    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) shares fell 15.6 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMTI) fell 15.5 percent to $5.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company disclosed that its President and CEO Robert Chioini was terminated.
    BG Staffing Inc (NYSE: BGSF) shares fell 12.7 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a common stock offering.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) fell 9.3 percent to $20.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) fell 7.7 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after rising 3.88 percent on Thursday.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) shares fell 7.5 percent to $30.49 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. Comps were up 1 percent in the quarter.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) fell 6.4 percent to $33.91 in pre-market trading.
    Buckle Inc (NYSE: BKE) fell 4.9 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading following weak quarterly sales.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) shares fell 4.9 percent to $3.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.53 percent on Thursday.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) fell 4.8 percent to $78.98 in pre-market trading. Ross Stores reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter.
    Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) shares fell 4.7 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported pricing of common

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of cloud-based communications specialist 8×8 (NYSE:EGHT) crashed as much as 22.2% on Friday morning on the heels of a disappointing earnings report. At noon EDT, the stock had recovered to a 16% daily decline.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund trimmed its stake in shares of 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) by 7.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 107,412 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 8,725 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned approximately 0.12% of 8X8 worth $2,003,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Diana Containerships Inc.(DCIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) shares jumped 92.1 percent to $7.01.
    iPic Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: IPIC) gained 21.6 percent to $9.73.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares jumped 18.7 percent to $53.49 after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) shares jumped 15.9 percent to $50.50. The company's "Smackdown Live" may not be renewed at NBCUniversal network and the company's "Monday Night Raw" program could be worth three times its current value elsewhere, according to a report for The Hollywood Reporter.
    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPI) gained 14.7 percent to $ 20.46 after the company issued further details on Phase 3 ADVANCE study of ROLONTIS.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) climbed 13.4 percent to $5.5009.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) rose 13.3 percent to $ 14.23 after the company announced presentation of Phase 2 data from prostate cancer trial of 177Lu-PSMA-617 at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX) gained 12.9 percent to $1.7499 after the company announced the sale of Post-Panamax Container Vessel for $21 million.
    Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) gained 12.7 percent to $12.43. Essendant confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal from Staples of $11.50 per share in cash.
    Blink Charging Co (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 11.8 percent to $8.04 after surging 31.68 percent on Wednesday.
    OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPHC) gained 11.5 percent to $5.15.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares climbed 10.7 percent to $3.74.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 7.9 percent to $25.95 after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Minerva Neurosciences Inc (NASDAQ: NERV) rose 6.5 percent to $6.93 after Journal of Clinical Psychiatry published positive results of cognitive performance from Phase 2B trial of roluperidone in schizophrenia patients.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.6 percent to $40

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.(IDTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI) by 71.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,410 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 18,353 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Integrated Device Technology were worth $226,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC lessened its position in shares of Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI) by 12.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,764,874 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 257,440 shares during the quarter. Integrated Device Technology comprises 1.2% of Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 16th biggest holding. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC’s holdings in Integrated Device Technology were worth $53,935,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Chesapeake Wealth Management purchased a new position in shares of Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 13,493 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $412,000.

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Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Lorillard Inc(LO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about Lorillard (NYSE:LO) have been trending extremely positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Lorillard earned a news impact score of 0.81 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 44.1727475800447 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.

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Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Archrock, Inc.(AROC)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Engineers Gate Manager LP boosted its stake in Archrock Inc (NYSE:AROC) by 241.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 95,336 shares of the energy company’s stock after purchasing an additional 67,426 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP’s holdings in Archrock were worth $834,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    After years of struggling with the precipitous decline in oil prices and an onerous debt load, management at Archrock (NYSE:AROC) decided to bite the bullet and buy out its subsidiary master limited partnership Archrock Partners. According to management, the deal would free up some cash and lower its cost of capital. The combination of these two things would make it easier to grow the business and take advantage of the monumental growth of natural gas production in the U.S.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Atlas Energy, L.P.(ATLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atlas Energy Group (OTCMKTS: ATLS) and Transglobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday morning, the industrial shares rose 0.42 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Deere & Company (NYSE: DE), up 5 percent, and American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) up 3 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $2.14 billion before the opening bell. Campbell Soup shares fell 0.18 percent to $39.15 in after-hours trading.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter. Applied Materials shares fell 4.48 percent to $51.54 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) to have earned $3.29 per share on revenue of $9.83 billion in the latest quarter. Deere will release earnings before the markets open. Deere shares dropped 1.23 percent to $145.00 in after-hours trading.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) shares rose over 5 percent in after-hours trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction. AmTrust Financial shares climbed 5.81 percent to $14.21 in the after-hours trading session.

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    Friday, Campbell Soup Co. (CPB) and Deere and Co. (DE) are set to report earnings.

    As the calendar suggests, earnings season is coming to a close. 

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) on Friday became the latest big name to run into that particular buzz saw, missing Wall Street analysts’ average projection for earnings per share with a tally of $3.14 and seeing its shares fall in pre-market futures trading before jumping higher once the market actually opened. Analysts had expected $3.33, according to third-party consensus estimates. In a way, however, DE was a victim of high expectations, because its earnings were up a lot year-over-year but down vs. the Street’s consensus.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) stock has dropped a ways from its all-time high of $175.26 it hit on February 16 when the company last reported earnings. Since the start of May, DE has rallied from its recent low of $131.26 heading into its fiscal second-quarter results, scheduled for before market open on Friday, May 18.  

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. trimmed its holdings in John Deere (NYSE:DE) by 2.0% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 287,614 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 5,932 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in John Deere were worth $44,671,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Endologix, Inc.(ELGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Endologix (NASDAQ:ELGX) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Monday morning.

    WRB has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Bank of America cut shares of W. R. Berkley from a neutral rating to an underperform rating and set a $74.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Thursday, June 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of W. R. Berkley from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Boenning Scattergood restated a hold rating on shares of W. R. Berkley in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of W. R. Berkley in a report on Monday. They set a sell rating and a $74.00 target price on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have issued a hold rating to the stock. W. R. Berkley currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $70.78.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Cash Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:FCFS) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $88.95 and last traded at $88.70, with a volume of 371494 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $87.80.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its holdings in shares of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) by 41.9% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 51,175 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 15,115 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund’s holdings in Arena Pharmaceuticals were worth $2,021,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Northern Trust Corp grew its stake in shares of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) by 16.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 543,774 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 78,445 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned 1.10% of Arena Pharmaceuticals worth $21,479,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By ]

    Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA) : “I like specialty pharma. This is a good one, too.”

    Dominion Energy (D) : “You have to buy it. It’s time to think long-term.”

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Endologix, Inc.(ELGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Endologix (NASDAQ:ELGX) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: SI Financial Group Inc.(SIFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    There are 30 banks that qualify as systemically important financial institutions (SIFI), according to the Financial Stability Board’s most recent list. Half have seen their stocks fall at least 20 percent from the most recent peaks, according to a Bloomberg analysis. Notably, no large U.S.-based banks make the list.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. SI Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.140703535879 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SI Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.0536892575283 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: The ExOne Company(XONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ex One (NASDAQ: XONE) and Voxeljet (NYSE:VJET) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) jumped 21.2% to 2.88 million shares. About 29.6% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price fell by about 5.6% in the two weeks ending May 15. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.23 to $14.23, and shares closed at $6.33 on Thursday, down about 0.2% for the day. Days to cover fell from 23 to 15.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) rose by 4.9% to 2.38 million shares. About 24.4% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price fell by about 3.4% in the period ending April 30. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.72 to $14.43, and shares closed at $7.19 on Wednesday, up about 2.7% for the day. Days to cover rose from 22 to 23.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) fell by 1.7% to 1.86 million shares. About 19.8% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price jumped by about 14.2% in the period. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.72 to $14.43, and shares closed at $10.39 on Wednesday, up about 1.6% for the day. Days to cover rose from eight to 11.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $13.67.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018

I’m in my early 60s and have about $400,000 in savings. I tend to stick to bank money-market accounts and CDs, as I was scammed in the past. What’s the safest way for me to invest this money?–Maria

Your urge to play it safe is perfectly understandable. You already know from bitter experience that there are people out there who prey on inexperienced (or even experienced) investors by conning them outright or putting them into investments that may be inappropriate for their situation, and expensive to boot.

Such conduct aside, the financial markets in and of themselves can be scary, even when you’re limiting yourself to perfectly legitimate investments. Even though the stock market’s been going gangbusters since rebounding from the financial crisis some eight and a half years ago and has been hitting new records of late, at some point stock prices will tumble big time, as they have many times in the past.

Bonds aren’t as volatile as stocks, but they too are somewhat vulnerable in that bond prices go down when interest rates go up (although as with stock setbacks, no one knows for sure when or how much bond yields will rise).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Statoil ASA(STO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We believe that the equity market has neutralised much of its underweight energy positioning in 4Q/1Q, but was caught by the sharp rally in crude from end-January. Our base-case sees oil prices still higher by end-2016 (we see >$50/bbl), albeit with a choppy 2Q likely ahead. In this scenario a modest, rather than fully-fledged price-recovery we continue to place a lot of importance on self-help in driving ROE expansion (as opposed to relying simply on oil-leverage). Value-adjusted, we like the self-help stories around Total, Chevron, Statoil (STO), Royal Dutch Shell and Eni (E) in the group. Total is on the Citi European Focus list.

  • [By Cameron Swinehart]

    Going forward I will be looking to add investments on my watchlist and trim other positions. It will be interesting to see how an overweight commodity portfolio will perform relative to the rest of the market.

     Cost Basis# SharesCurrent Price% of PortfolioCurrent ValueReturnMetal/Miners      Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS)$12.4985$11.043.75%$938.40-13.13%Sprott Physical Silver Trust (PSLV)$7.95125$8.744.37%$1,092.509.04%FreePort-McMoran (FCX)$31.6731$33.874.20%$1,049.976.50%Ishares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)$13.0695$10.644.04%$1,010.80-22.74%Energy      Statoil ASA(STO)$21.7940$22.683.63%$907.203.92%Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (VNR)$27.5636$27.874.01%$1,003.321.11%ConocoPhillips (COP)$63.6822.43$71.006.37%$1,592.5310.31%Agriculture      CVR Partner LP (UAN)$26.3630.9$18.932.34%$584.94-39.25%Adecoagro$6.78125$7.443.72%$930.008.87%Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)$34.8030$37.244.47%$1,117.206.55%Mixed Commodity      Powershares DB Commodity Index (DBC)$26.3540$25.954.15%$1,038.00-1.54%Sprott Resource Corp$3.34400$2.714.34%$1,084.00-23.25%    Total % of portfolio49.40%               Cost Basis12,666.00      Current Value12,348.86      Return-2.50%  Source: Investing For The Future Surge In Commodity Prices

    Disclosure: I am long ADM, FCX, UAN, AGRO, RING, VNR, SCPZF.PK, COP, DBC, PHYS, PSLV. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. (More…)

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Should oil prices recover, we believe that deepwater drilling activity growth should lag growth in US shale activity, as project economics is generally better in US shales, and E&Ps involved in US shales are generally quicker to react. Deepwater activity is largely comprises a handful of companies (Petrobras (PBR), Statoil (STO), Total (TOT), Shell (RDS.A), BP (BP), ONGC, ExxonMobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX)) and it is unlikely that these companies can meaningfully increase their rig demand in a short period of time to absorb the current oversupply. Thus, should oil prices rise in 2018, rig demand may increase, but likely not enough to tighten the market, given that supply equaling 43% of current working rig count is stacked and new supply equaling 25% of working rig count is under-construction and should be entering the market in the coming years. As a result, while we expect some improvement in rig utilization owing to rig retirements, it will unlikely be strong enough to meaningfully improve rates in 2018 above spot levels. Any demand increase in the interim could slow rig retirements materially, and be self-defeating. We thus are Sell rated on Transocean, Atwood and Noble.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Panhandle Royalty Company(PHX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX) and PolarityTE Inc. (NASDAQ: COOL).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Energy sector was the top gainer in the US market on Friday. Top gainers in the sector included Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX), and SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Gas Natural Inc.(EGAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Gas Natural Inc (NYSE: EGAS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.23 per share.

    Caleres Inc (NYSE: CAL) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.23 per share on revenue of $632.89 million.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Avid Technology Inc.(AVID)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Avid Technology(NASDAQ:AVID) rose 20.3% in April 2017, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    So what

    Last month’s share price surge rested on Avid’s release of a coherent cloud-based media production suite. The new version of Avid’s MediaCentral platform takes advantage of the cloud, central storage, and back-end data processing in a way older versions never attempted, modernizing the media production tool in a big way.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $144.02 million.

    Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: CWCO) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $15.15 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) shares were also up, gaining 24 percent to $5.01 following Q3 results. Avid Technology reported Q3 earnings of $0.00 per share on revenue of $105.26 million.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACBFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    While biotechs like GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ: GWPH) and Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ZYNE) only lost 0.45 percent and 0.36 percent respectively, other companies experienced a large tumble. CANOPY GROWTH CORP COM NPV (OTC: TWMJF) lost 4.71 percent, AURORA CANNABIS IN COM NPV (OTC: ACBFF) slipped 2.93 percent, APHRIA INC COM NPV (OTC: APHQF) dropped 1.01 percent, and MassRoots Inc (OTC: MSRT) plummeted an astounding 9.00 percent.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    President Trump has threatened to increase enforcement of federal cannabis laws. One might think that this will have a negative impact on marijuana and marijuana related stocks like Aurora Cannabis (OTCQB:ACBFF), General Cannabis (OTCQB:CANN), Americann (OTCQX:ACAN), and MassRoots (OTCQB:MSRT), and if implemented it probably would be devastating, both to publicly traded marijuana companies, and to local companies in regions that have legalized pot.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    As increasingly more marijuana growers entered the market and more states allowed residents to legally grow marijuana, cannabis prices dropped throughout 2016. Wholesale marijuana prices late in the year were roughly half the levels of 12 months earlier. Will this trend continue — and possibly hurt leading marijuana stocks including Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF),Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF), Medical Marijuana,Inc.(NASDAQOTH:MJNA), and even GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH) in the process?

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Todays North Channel Investment article will look at Aurora Cannabis Inc. (OTCQX:ACBFF), and why they could be very appealing to any investor looking for a stock that has great potential for long-term growth.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Summit Midstream Partners, LP(SMLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    More often than not, when a company’s dividend starts approaching 10%, it’susually a sign that the market expects the payout to head lower in the very near future. However, for Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP), that doesn’t appear to be the case. That’s because the pipeline and processing company can cover its payout with plenty of room to spare. In fact, it could actually resume distribution growth by year-end. While the company does have a large financial hurdle to overcome in the future, it has plenty of time to find a solution other than cutting the distribution.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: CIM Commercial Trust Corporation(CMCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    CIM Commercial Trust Corp. (NYSE: CMCT) acquires, owns, and operates office properties in the United States.

    It has a portfolio of more than 100 buildings that is valued at a combined $25 billion, according to BizJournals.com.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Endologix, Inc.(ELGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Endologix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELGX) shares dropped 23 percent to $7.59 as the company issued an update on Nellix PMA process. Endologix disclosed that the FDA has requested the company to provide a two-year patient follow-up data from the EVAS-FORWARD IDE study of Nellix System.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Endologix Inc. (NASDAQ: ELGX) dropped about 9.3% on Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $4.78 against a 52-week high of $14.50 and a Tuesday close of $5.27. Volume of about 6 million was more than 3 times the daily average of around 1.7 million. The company on Tuesday announced a temporary shipping hold on its best-selling heart device, saying there was a manufacturing issue.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Euronet Worldwide Inc.(EEFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Green Dot Corporation back in positive territory after having drifted lower while potential payments peer mid capEuronet Worldwide, Inc (NASDAQ: EEFT) has continued to be an outperformer and small capBlackhawk Network Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: HAWK)is drifting higher:

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The)(PNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: PNC) also is set to release its most recent quarterly results Friday morning. The consensus forecast calls for $2.28 in EPS on $4.18 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $144.78. The consensus price target is $150.00, and the 52-week range is $113.66 to $147.28.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Who is “the market” and how does it “want” to go down? Where’s the commandment that says stocks have to go lower? Who decides that today people who own stocks are by and large going to lose money? And why, of all things, does the market not want to go higher? Didn’t the CEO of the biggest bank, JPMorgan (JPM) , say things are great? Didn’t Wells Fargo (WFC) , after all of that scandal, still show some growth, a sign that it is putting the rough patch behind it? Didn’t Citigroup (C) have its best quarter in years? Wasn’t PNC Financial (PNC) even better, clear triumphs on every single line item? The word “perfect” comes to mind, as in Perfect National Corp. (Wells Fargo and Citigroup are part of TheStreet’s Action Alerts PLUS portfolio.)

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related WFC Why Bank ETFs Fell On Friday Despite Decent Earnings Phil's Stock World: Funtime Friday Earnings Season Starts Today Rising Book Values and Margins of Safety (GuruFocus)
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    Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $22.51 billion.
    Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion.
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion.
    PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE: PNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.02 per share on revenue of $4.00 billion.
    First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million.
    First Horizon National Corp (NYSE: FHN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $337.89 million.

     

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Unplug. Save energy and recharge your own batteries by spending Friday evening without your usual tech devices. Take advantage of the longer days by taking a small snack, a book and a refreshing drink outdoors to savor the last few moments of light. No yard? Hit up your local park.

Later, dust off decks of cards, board games and neglected craft projects for an evening of old-school fun.

good stocks to own: NQ Mobile Inc.(NQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Belinda Cao]

    Oberweis China Opportunities Fund (OBCHX), the best-performing U.S.-based fund investing in Chinese stocks, said Internet companies from NQ Mobile Inc. (NQ) to Qihoo 360 Technology Co. (QIHU) will extend a rally after jumping more than three-fold this year.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: NQ) shares dropped 16 percent to $3.88 after the company issued an update on the FL Mobile divestment. NQ Mobile is expected to report Q4 financial results on March 21, 2016.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, telecommunications services shares gained by 0.42 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), up 4 percent, and NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: NQ), up 2 percent.

good stocks to own: JAKKS Pacific, Inc.(JAKK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Hasbro, Inc largely trending upward while shares of peers like mid cap Mattel, Inc (NASDAQ: MAT) and small cap JAKKS Pacific, Inc (NASDAQ: JAKK) have largely trended downward:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Hasbro, Inc largely going in one direction while shares of peers likemid cap Mattel, Inc (NASDAQ: MAT)and small cap JAKKS Pacific, Inc (NASDAQ: JAKK) have gone in the other direction:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    One under-$10 toy player that’s trending very close to triggering a major breakout trade is Jakks Pacific (JAKK), which is a producer and marketer of children’s toys and other consumer products. This stock has been destroyed by the bears so far in 2013, with shares off sharply by 60%.

    If you take a look at the chart for Jakks Pacific, you’ll notice that this stock has been downtrending badly for the last two months and change, with shares plunging from its high of $11.75 to its recent low of $4.82 a share. During that downtrend, shares of JAKK have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of JAKK look like they might be ready to see an end to its downside volatility in the short-term if the recent lows can hold. I believe this due to the fact that JAKK has started to move sideways and trend within range of triggering a major breakout trade.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in JAKK if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $5.08 to $5.27 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 695,817 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then JAKK will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $5.68 to its 50-day moving average at $6.07 a share. Any high-volume move above its 50-day will then put $7 to $8 into range for shares of JAKK.

    Traders can look to buy JAKK off weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below some key near-term support levels at $4.87 to $4.82 a share. One can also buy JAKK off strength once it clears those breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

good stocks to own: Endologix, Inc.(ELGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Endologix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELGX) shares dropped 23 percent to $7.59 as the company issued an update on Nellix PMA process. Endologix disclosed that the FDA has requested the company to provide a two-year patient follow-up data from the EVAS-FORWARD IDE study of Nellix System.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Endologix Inc. (NASDAQ: ELGX) dropped about 9.3% on Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $4.78 against a 52-week high of $14.50 and a Tuesday close of $5.27. Volume of about 6 million was more than 3 times the daily average of around 1.7 million. The company on Tuesday announced a temporary shipping hold on its best-selling heart device, saying there was a manufacturing issue.

good stocks to own: Allied Healthcare Products Inc.(AHPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shortingsmall cap respiratory equipmentstockAllied Healthcare Products Inc (NASDAQ: AHPI):

good stocks to own: Outerwall Inc.(OUTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    Equities Trading DOWN
    Shares of Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) were down 16.03 percent to $47.00 after the company lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year. Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) shares tumbled 4.71 percent to $23.26 after the company issued a weak third-quarter profit forecast. Bank of America downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral. Pandora Media (NYSE: P) down, falling 1.71 percent to $23.58 as the company announced its plans to sell 14 million shares of common stock, including 4 million shares from current stockholders.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Netflix at all time highswhile potential performance peer or competitor Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) has continueda more steadyrise and small cap Outerwall Inc (NASDAQ: OUTR), which owned the Redbox business,was swallowed up Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) late last year:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year. Outerwall shares dipped 19.96% to $44.80 in after-hours trading.