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Monday was a mixed day on Wall Street, as gains for major benchmarks contrasted with a decline in indexes tracking smaller companies. Many market participants focused on the White House’s support of Chinese mobile device maker ZTE, which lifted several of the biggest stocks of Chinese technology giants that trade on U.S. exchanges. In general, investors seem to be pleased with the health of the global economy, and absent reasons to the contrary, the path of least resistance appears to be a bounce from the recent correction. Some individual companies received especially good news that lifted shares today. Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR), NXP Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NXPI), and Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Caesars gets some help from the Supreme Court

Shares of Caesars Entertainment rose 5% in the wake of good news for the casino industry from the U.S. Supreme Court. The nation’s highest court ruled that a more than 25-year-old federal law that had prevented nearly every state other than Nevada from allowing sports-related betting was unconstitutional, opening the door for Caesars and its peers to begin such operations if state legislatures pass laws allowing sports betting. New Jersey, which was the state seeking to have the law declared unconstitutional, appears ready to move quickly, and Caesars praised the decision. The company said it will need to take time to understand the consequences of the legal win before offering specific strategy, but investors think it’ll be a big win for Caesars to be able to have sports betting throughout its network rather than only in its Nevada locations.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd.(OSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about Ossen Innovation (NASDAQ:OSN) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ossen Innovation earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 45.9401388856467 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Valero Energy Partners LP(VLP)

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    Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE: SHLX) and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Many of the best dividend growth stocks give their investors a raise each year. However, some companies take that to another level by handing their investors more money every single quarter. Three companies with a history of putting more money into their investors’ pockets every three months are Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES), and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) has treated income investors well over the course of its brief history as a public company. Since its IPO in late 2013, the master limited partnership (MLP) has increased its payout every single quarter, boosting it by an impressive 148% overall. However, there’s plenty more growth where that came from given the company’s strong financial profile and the opportunities it has in the pipeline.

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    News articles about Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive 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 -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Provident Financial earned a daily sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9215692366566 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Charter Financial (NASDAQ: CHFN) and Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

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    Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp reduced its stake in Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) by 7.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 19,575 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 1,536 shares during the quarter. Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp’s holdings in Illinois Tool Works were worth $3,067,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Roper Technologies, Inc.(ROP)

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    Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) and Danaher (NYSE:DHR) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

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    Breaking news

    Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE: ROP) announced plans to acquire PowerPlan for $1.1 billion in cash.
    Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ: MBFI) for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) agreed to merge its transportation unit with Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp (NYSE: WAB).
    IHS Markit Ltd (NASDAQ: INFO) announced plans to Ipreo for $1.855 billion.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $303.58.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Norinchukin Bank The lifted its holdings in Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP) by 15.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,423 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,238 shares during the period. Norinchukin Bank The’s holdings in Roper Technologies were worth $2,645,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) are in focus after the company reported earnings before the bell. GE stock popped 5.6% after the firm topped earnings per share (EPS) estimates by $0.05 and backed its 2018 outlook. The firm reported EPS of $0.16 on top of $28.66 billion in revenue. GE stock had been off nearly 18% from its last earnings report on January 24 due to ongoing financial and legal problems.
    Crude oil prices dipped Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at OPEC. Trump accused the cartel of keeping oil prices “artificially high” despite “record amounts of oil all over the place.” Brent crude and WTI crude oil both hit three-year highs this week after Saudi Arabia suggested that it was working to press oil prices back above $100 per barrel.
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    Shares of Philip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) fell this morning after the firm experienced its worst trading day since its spin-off from Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO). Shares of PM fell as much as 16% after the firm fell short of revenue expectations after the bell. MO stock fell roughly 6% on the day.
    Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) are under pressure after The New York Times reported that the firm may be facing a $1 billion fine. The fines would cover a variety of “alleged” misdeeds that include the firm’s push on customers to purchase auto insurance they didn’t need and charging mortgage customers fees for services that they were not using. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will most likely announce the fine today. Money MorningCapital Wave StrategistShah Gilani weighed in on the topic this week, and he offers a scorching indictment.
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sally Beauty (NYSE:SBH)‘s stock had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Cowen in a research report issued on Wednesday. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BMO Capital Markets set a $16.00 price target on Sally Beauty (NYSE:SBH) in a report published on Friday. The firm currently has a hold rating on the specialty retailer’s stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Secoo (NASDAQ: SECO) and Sally Beauty (NYSE:SBH) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sally Beauty Holdings (NYSE:SBH) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 27,233,251 shares, a growth of 11.8% from the April 13th total of 24,366,212 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,543,876 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 17.6 days. Currently, 21.9% of the company’s shares are sold short.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.(FBHS)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Guggenheim Capital LLC lifted its stake in shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS) by 8.7% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 838,953 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 67,018 shares during the quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC’s holdings in Fortune Brands Home & Security were worth $49,406,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE: FBHS) and Gafisa (NYSE:GFA) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ancora Advisors LLC trimmed its holdings in Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS) by 9.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 15,145 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 1,508 shares during the quarter. Ancora Advisors LLC’s holdings in Fortune Brands Home & Security were worth $892,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Calamos Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS) during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm acquired 63,927 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,432,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE:FBHS) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. Fortune Brands Home & Security earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.7408052642847 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Royal Bank of Canada lessened its stake in shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS) by 37.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 72,317 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 42,962 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in Fortune Brands Home & Security were worth $4,259,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Midstream giant Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE) has been excruciatingly volatile over the past few years. At one point, units of the master limited partnership (MLP) lost more than 80% of their value, and they are currently about 50% below their peak. While the volatility has moderated somewhat this year — with units flat overall — they’ve still been all over the map, up almost 10% at one point before plunging double-digits and then recovering.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE:ETP) rallied more than 11% by 11:15 a.m. EDT on Thursday after agreeing to merge with its general partner Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Management teams tend to be very coy about what they’re working on behind closed doors. Energy Transfer Equity’s (NYSE:ETE) leadership, on the other hand, was very transparent about what’s going on behind the scenes during the company’s first-quarter conference call. They openly answered analysts’ questions, which provided investors with an interesting glimpse into what’s ahead.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    On the company’sfirst-quarter conference call, the management team of Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE) and Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP) let investors know they’re working on a transaction to simplify their corporate structure. CEO Kelcy Warren stated that the deal would “most certainly be a structure whereby ETE acquires ETP.” That’s because they’ve “looked at every scenario possible to us,” according to Warren and “don’t see any mathematical scenario that makes any sense other than that one.”

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One reason investors are worried that Energy Transfer might need to reduce its distribution is that the company barely generates enough cash flow to support it without the help of its parent Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE). In 2017, Energy Transfer Partners produced $4.19 billion in distributable cash flow and would have paid out $4.15 billion to investors if it wasn’t for the fact that Energy Transfer Equity relinquished its rights to $656 million of that cash. While that support boosted the distribution coverage ratio from a tight 1.0 times to a more comfortable 1.2 times, it was only a temporary fix since Energy Transfer Equity’s support will diminish significantly in 2018 before declining further in 2019 and 2020.

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The NFL has canceled the final Sunday night football game of the season. Don’t worry, no one was going to watch anyway.

Next Sunday’s game had two disadvantages: The games all had a likelihood of being dull by the time Sunday night rolled around. And this coming Sunday is New Year’s Eve, a day when historically few Americans watch television.

The last time the NFL held a Sunday night football game on New Year’s Eve was in 2006, when the Chicago Bears hosted the Green Bay Packers. It was quarterback Brett Favre’s last game with the Packers (and widely expected to be his last game ever). Still, only 13.4 million people watched that game, about a quarter fewer than the average Sunday Night Football game that season.

Since the last Sunday night football game also happens to be the final game of the season, the NFL tries to schedule a game that will definitely have playoff implications for one or both of the teams playing. (A team that already made the playoffs might sit their starters, leading to an exceptionally boring game.)

best company to invest in stocks: Cimpress N.V(CMPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    SunTrust Banks reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Cimpress (NASDAQ:CMPR) in a research note published on Tuesday. SunTrust Banks currently has a $144.00 price objective on the business services provider’s stock.

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    Cimpress (CMPR) Earns Hold Rating from SunTrust Banks (americanbankingnews.com) Katryn Blake Sells 9,297 Shares of Cimpress (CMPR) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Insider Selling: Cimpress (CMPR) CEO Sells 4,648 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Cimpress’ (CMPR) “Sell” Rating Reiterated at Aegis (americanbankingnews.com) Cimpress (CMPR) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $144.00 price target on shares of Cimpress in a report on Tuesday. ValuEngine raised Cimpress from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Aegis reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $114.00 price target on shares of Cimpress in a report on Tuesday. BidaskClub cut Cimpress from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, May 4th. Finally, Barrington Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $165.00 price target on shares of Cimpress in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $140.00.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Cimpress NV(NASDAQ:CMPR)announced fiscal third-quarter 2018 results on Wednesday after the market closed, detailing the continued fruits of last year’s Vistaprint restructuring and steady growth at each of its three core business segments.Still, shares of the mass customization specialist were down on Thursday in response to the news.

best company to invest in stocks: ResMed Inc.(RMD)

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    Stock No. 3: ResMed (NYSE:RMD). This is the company solving sleep apnea with its CPAP devices and this is a company that really innovated and brought that technology to the world. For people who are having trouble sleeping with clogged airways as they’re sleeping, ResMed is their best friend.

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    Right now, it’s time for that yearly review of the ones he picked to honor the month, and also the briefly famous pregnant giraffe: five companies, and the first letters of their tickers spelled out A-P-R-I-L. They were Axon Enterprise(NASDAQ:AAXN), Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacific(NYSE:PAC), ResMed(NYSE:RMD), Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), and Live Nation(NYSE:LYV).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its stake in ResMed (NYSE:RMD) by 65.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 64,284 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 25,316 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in ResMed were worth $6,330,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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best company to invest in stocks: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    D.A. Davidson & CO. reduced its stake in Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE) by 10.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 46,328 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 5,550 shares during the period. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Energy Transfer Equity were worth $658,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Like last quarter, Energy Transfer Partners delivered strong earnings and cash flow growth. Because of that, the company was able to cover its jaw-dropping 12.4%-yielding distribution by a healthy 1.15 times. That slight decline from the year-ago quarter was caused by parent companyEnergy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE)significantly reducing its support. For a better comparison, the coverage ratio would have still been a solid 1.1 in this year’s first quarter without any assistance from Energy Transfer Equity, while it would have been a worrisome 0.98 in the year-ago period without the parent company’s help. That improvement isexactly what investors wanted to see this quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    On the surface, Energy Transfer Partners’ ultra-high-yielding payout looks like it’s on solid ground. During the first quarter of 2018, the company covered it with cash flow by a comfortable 1.1 times after adjusting for the support provided by parent company Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE), which has temporarily reduced its management fees to help its MLP fund a large slate of expansion projects. That’s a noticeable improvement from the year-ago quarter when Energy Transfer Partners would have paid out all its cash flow, and then some, if it weren’t for the assistance of Energy Transfer Equity.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Management teams tend to be very coy about what they’re working on behind closed doors. Energy Transfer Equity’s (NYSE:ETE) leadership, on the other hand, was very transparent about what’s going on behind the scenes during the company’s first-quarter conference call. They openly answered analysts’ questions, which provided investors with an interesting glimpse into what’s ahead.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This MLP brings the potential for solid growth and income. Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE: ETE) owns the general partner and 100% of the incentive distribution rights (IDRs) of Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco. The company also owns Lake Charles LNG. On a consolidated basis, the family of companies owns and operates a diverse portfolio of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil and refined products assets, as well as retail and wholesale motor fuel operations and liquefied natural gas terminaling.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One reason investors are worried that Energy Transfer might need to reduce its distribution is that the company barely generates enough cash flow to support it without the help of its parent Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE). In 2017, Energy Transfer Partners produced $4.19 billion in distributable cash flow and would have paid out $4.15 billion to investors if it wasn’t for the fact that Energy Transfer Equity relinquished its rights to $656 million of that cash. While that support boosted the distribution coverage ratio from a tight 1.0 times to a more comfortable 1.2 times, it was only a temporary fix since Energy Transfer Equity’s support will diminish significantly in 2018 before declining further in 2019 and 2020.

best company to invest in stocks: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras(PBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley, and Credit Suisse downgraded it to Neutral from Outperform. The American depositary shares closed down 3.76% at $15.11 on Wednesday and were indicated down 10% at $13.46 after the Brazilian oil giant slashed diesel prices to ease trucker strike in Brazil.

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Improving oil prices mean a "major change" to the investment profile of Brazil-based Petroleo Brasil/ADR (NYSE: PBR), according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE: PBR), also known as Petrobras, was downgraded by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley Thursday after announcing that it will temporarily cut diesel prices in Brazil.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Petroleo Brasil ADR (NYSE: PBR), commonly known as Petrobras, plunged 13.5 percent Friday on news that CEO Pedro Parente resigned.

    “My presence as CEO has stopped being positive,” Parente wrote in his resignation letter.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Stocks fell on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing modestly lower but with other major benchmarks closing nearly unchanged. Investors largely recovered from an early decline following the White House decision to cancel its scheduled meeting next month with Kim Jong Un of North Korea, instead focusing mostly on economic fundamentals that remain favorable throughout much of the world. Some individual companies, however, had to deal with adversity that sent their shares lower. Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE:PBR), Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR), and Luxoft Holding (NYSE:LXFT) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, increased to 53.95 million shares from the previous 45.15 million. The stock traded at $12.65 a share, in a 52-week range of $7.61 to $13.99. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CACI (NYSE:CACI) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $168.20 and last traded at $167.30, with a volume of 993 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $167.55.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) and CACI (NYSE:CACI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Those deals clearly have others in the industry scrambling, with CACI International (NYSE:CACI) launching an unsuccessful attempt to outbid General Dynamics for CSRA.

best company to invest in stocks: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) had its price target raised by equities research analysts at JPMorgan Chase from $176.00 to $185.00 in a research report issued on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the software maker’s stock. JPMorgan Chase’s target price points to a potential downside of 2.91% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) was downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight with a $160 price target (versus a $190.54 close) at First Analysis. Credit Suisse maintained its Outperform rating but raised its target price to $215 from $195.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    The third quarter ofIntuit’s(NASDAQ:INTU) fiscal year is usually marked by high anticipation on the part of shareholders, as it covers the three crucial tax-season months of February, March, and April. This year’s third-quarter run through the height of tax season easily outpaced last season’s results, as revealed by Intuit’s report, filed on May 22:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 22, 2017, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) VP Mark J. Flournoy sold 5,513 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $197.16, for a total transaction of $1,086,943.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now

ReWalk Robotics (NASDAQ: RWLK) and Invacare (NYSE:IVC) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

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ReWalk Robotics has a beta of 0.56, indicating that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Invacare has a beta of 2.52, indicating that its share price is 152% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Invacare pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. ReWalk Robotics does not pay a dividend. Invacare pays out -2.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

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This table compares ReWalk Robotics and Invacare’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Management teams tend to be very coy about what they’re working on behind closed doors. Energy Transfer Equity’s (NYSE:ETE) leadership, on the other hand, was very transparent about what’s going on behind the scenes during the company’s first-quarter conference call. They openly answered analysts’ questions, which provided investors with an interesting glimpse into what’s ahead.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Like last quarter, Energy Transfer Partners delivered strong earnings and cash flow growth. Because of that, the company was able to cover its jaw-dropping 12.4%-yielding distribution by a healthy 1.15 times. That slight decline from the year-ago quarter was caused by parent companyEnergy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE)significantly reducing its support. For a better comparison, the coverage ratio would have still been a solid 1.1 in this year’s first quarter without any assistance from Energy Transfer Equity, while it would have been a worrisome 0.98 in the year-ago period without the parent company’s help. That improvement isexactly what investors wanted to see this quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    D.A. Davidson & CO. reduced its stake in Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE) by 10.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 46,328 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 5,550 shares during the period. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Energy Transfer Equity were worth $658,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One reason investors are worried that Energy Transfer might need to reduce its distribution is that the company barely generates enough cash flow to support it without the help of its parent Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE). In 2017, Energy Transfer Partners produced $4.19 billion in distributable cash flow and would have paid out $4.15 billion to investors if it wasn’t for the fact that Energy Transfer Equity relinquished its rights to $656 million of that cash. While that support boosted the distribution coverage ratio from a tight 1.0 times to a more comfortable 1.2 times, it was only a temporary fix since Energy Transfer Equity’s support will diminish significantly in 2018 before declining further in 2019 and 2020.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: EnLink Midstream Partners, LP(ENLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [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.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Antares Pharma, Inc.(ATRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Antares Pharma (NASDAQ:ATRS) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Antares Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRS) Director Jacques Gonella sold 300,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $2.47, for a total value of $741,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 11,936,413 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $29,482,940.11. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: NIC Inc.(EGOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note published on Friday morning.

    Several other research firms also recently commented on EGOV. Zacks Investment Research downgraded NIC from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. ValuEngine downgraded NIC from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Barrington Research restated a hold rating on shares of NIC in a report on Monday, April 30th. TheStreet downgraded NIC from a b- rating to a c rating in a report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Loop Capital decreased their price objective on NIC to $14.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $18.33.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nielsen N.V.(NLSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan, Rich Smith, and Timothy Green]

    With that in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors to profile an income-generating stock that’s currently flying under the radar but has some truly amazing qualities. Read on to see why they thinkNielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN), Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN), and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)are top dividend stocks that aren’t getting their due.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    GGP has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of GGP in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of GGP in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Mizuho raised GGP from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded GGP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Barclays cut their price target on GGP from $24.00 to $23.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. GGP currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.92.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARP Americas LP grew its position in Nielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN) by 41.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 14,400 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 4,200 shares during the period. ARP Americas LP’s holdings in Nielsen were worth $458,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc.(RMCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2018

Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) released its most recent financial results late on Wednesday, and the response was incredible. The stock was actually the best performing S&P 500 stock the following day. Investors werent the only ones thrilled with this report, which seems to be Oracles best report in recent memory. Practically every analyst that has Oracle in its coverage universe raised the price target in response to the report.

24/7 Wall St. has included some highlights from the earnings report, along with what analysts have saidabout Oracle afterward.

The tech giant said that it had $0.69 in earnings per share (EPS) and $9.21 billion in revenue, versus consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $0.62 in EPS and revenue of $9.26 billion. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $0.64 and $9.01 billion in revenue.

Short-term deferred revenues were $7.4 billion, up 7% in U.S. dollars and constant currency compared with last year.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: Caseys General Stores, Inc.(CASY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    For a number of years,Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) investors were rewarded by the small-town convenience chain’s decision to become a major vendor of pizza and other prepared foods. But with that success has come increased competition. Combined with somewhat stagnant economies in the areas that Casey’s operates — namely, towns of less than 5,000 people in middle America — the company has had trouble meeting its own expectations. That trend continued on Monday night when Casey’s announced earnings for the third quarter of its fiscal year.

  • [By Mike Deane]

    After the bell on Monday, Casey’s General Stores (CASY) announced its fiscal Q1 earnings, posting a strong increase in profits and overall revenues compared to the same time period last year.

    The Ankeny, IA-based convenience store company announced quarterly revenues of $2.11 billion, which were up from $1.87 billion in last year’s same quarter. Profits for the company came in at $55.71 million, or $1.43 per share, compared to $39.03 million, or $1.01 per share, in last year’s Q1.

    Both of these figures beat analysts’ estimates, which were EPS of $1.26 on revenues of $2.1 billion.

    CASY shares were up $1.01, or 1.49%, at market close on Monday. YTD, the stock is up more than 26%.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Casey's General Stores Inc (NASDAQ: CASY) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its second quarter.

    Casey's reported Q2 earnings of $1.28 per share on revenue of $2.154 billion. Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.40 per share on sales of $2.18 billion.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Charles Sizemore]

     Charles Sizemore is a prolific financial writer, longtime prizedInvestorPlace contributor, and chief investment officer of Sizemore Capital Management. He’s also a two-time winner of our Best Stockscompetition, so he knows how to pick ‘em.

    Never one to choose a straightforward company, Charles went withEnergy Transfer Equity (ETE) for the Best Stocks for 2016 contest. ETE is a complicated beast, a master limited partnership that’s made up of six other energy companies.

    Perhaps the simplest way to think of ETE is as a company with diversified exposure to energy pipelines, which essentially collect tolls as their corporate users send oil and natural gas all across the country.

    Energy Transfer is thick on the income front, with a dividend yield sitting at 8.7% currently.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.(XTLB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    X T L Biopharmaceuticals Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: XTLB) shares dropped 38 percent to $2.21 after the company reported a $2.5 million registered direct offering.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: Aethlon Medical, Inc.(AEMD)

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    Penny Stocks Current Share Price (as of Jan. 5) Jan. 2-5 Gain (as of Jan. 5)
    My Size Inc. (Nasdaq: MYSZ) $1.66 152.28%
    Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.47 89.52%
    DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) $1.675 58.02%
    CAS Medical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CASM) $1.09 55.71%
    China HGS Real Estate Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSH) $1.83 47.58%
    Aethlon Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD) $1.56 43.12%
    Midatech Pharma Plc. (Nasdaq: MTP) $1.23 43.01%
    Comstock Holding Cos. Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) $1.87 36.5%
    Cenveo Inc. (Nasdaq: CVO) $1.20 31.82%
    EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.6844 31.62%

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    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $3.86 billion.
    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $420.05 million.
    Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $2.03 per share on revenue of $847.79 million.
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $2.40 per share on revenue of $4.49 billion.
    Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $692.48 million.
    Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $94.64 million.
    UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.34 per share on revenue of $366.28 million.
    Exfo Inc (NASDAQ: EXFO) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $60.87 million.
    OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $205.40 million.
    8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $11.60 million.
    Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE: PKE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $35.30 million.
    Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $24.00 million.
    Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE: IRET) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $56.87 million.
    Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) is estimated to post earnings for the latest quarter.
    Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEMD) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.20 per share.
    Ossen Innovation Co Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: OSN) is projected to post ea

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By Greg Daugherty, Next Avenue Contributor 

Nearly 60 years ago, a writer calling himself Bob Belmont published a modest little book with an immodest title: How to Retire Without Money! You arent likely to find it in your library, but you might come across a copy at a used book sale, as I did recently. I think I paid a quarter for it and it was worth every penny.

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Today, with nearly half of U.S. households reporting zero retirement savings, according to the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute, Belmonts book seems decidedly ahead of his time; Ill share five of his ideas shortly, with some appropriate updates for 2017.

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number one stock to buy: Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS(TKC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, telecommunications services shares slipped by 0.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (ADR) (NYSE: TKC), down 2 percent, and Telefonica Brasil SA (ADR) (NYSE: VIV), down 2.5 percent.

number one stock to buy: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Charles Sizemore]

     Charles Sizemore is a prolific financial writer, longtime prizedInvestorPlace contributor, and chief investment officer of Sizemore Capital Management. He’s also a two-time winner of our Best Stockscompetition, so he knows how to pick ‘em.

    Never one to choose a straightforward company, Charles went withEnergy Transfer Equity (ETE) for the Best Stocks for 2016 contest. ETE is a complicated beast, a master limited partnership that’s made up of six other energy companies.

    Perhaps the simplest way to think of ETE is as a company with diversified exposure to energy pipelines, which essentially collect tolls as their corporate users send oil and natural gas all across the country.

    Energy Transfer is thick on the income front, with a dividend yield sitting at 8.7% currently.

number one stock to buy: Old National Bancorp Capital Trust I(ONB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By kiplinger]

     Old National Bancorp (ONB) is a 181-year-old financial institution with 195 branches, mainly in the Midwest. The stock, which is still down by about one-third from its prerecession high, trades at just 13 times projected 2016 earnings and yields an attractive 3.4%. If interest rates ever rise, the bank should benefit from a widening spread between its cost of funds and the interest rates borrowers pay.

    It’s a favorite of David Dreman, author of the classic 1980 book Contrarian Investment Strategy. His philosophy: “We believe that the markets are not perfectly efficient.” Some stocks, in other words, are judged by the market to be cheaper than their actual worth.
  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.

number one stock to buy: Brady Corporation(BRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Robert Baird announced on Friday that it has cut its rating on Brady Corp (BRC).

    The firm has downgraded BRC from “Outperform” to “Neutral,” and has given the company a $33 price target. This price target suggests a 8% upside from the stock’s current price of $30.52.

    Analysts see the company’s WPS segment growing faster than expected.

    Brady shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Friday. The stock is down 9% YTD.

  • [By Mike Deane]

    For the 28th year in a row, Brady Corp (BRC) has increased its dividend payout to investors.

    The Milwaukee, WI-based company increased its quarterly dividend to 19.5 cents from 19 cents, an increase of 2.6%. The annual dividend now stands at 78 cents. The quarterly dividend will be paid on October 31st, 2013 to all shareholders of record on October 10, 2013.

    BRC shares were down 40 cents, or 1.23%, by market close on Wednesday. YTD, the company’s stock is down over 4%.

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Before the opening bell on Thursday, identification solutions provider Brady Corp (BRC) posted a loss in the fourth quarter, despite a rise in revenues, as it was negatively impacted by a number of charges. However, excluding these charges, the company was able to top Wall Street analysts’ earnings and sales estimates. Nonetheless, BRC shares are plummeting in Thursday’s trading.

    The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based company posted a loss from continuing operations of $176.2 million, or $3.41 per share, in the fourth quarter, versus last year’s fourth quarter earnings from continuing operations of $20.9 million, or 40 cents per share. Furthermore, Brady posted a net loss of $177.2 million, or $3.43 per share, compared to net earnings of $11.6 million, or 22 cents per share, in the same period a year ago.

    The fourth quarter loss includes non-cash impairment charges of $204.4 million, $15.6 million in restructuring charges, and $4 million in acquisition-related charges. Excluding these charges, Brady Corp said earnings would have been 53 cents per share in the quarter. According to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, the company was expected to earn an adjusted 51 cents per share in the fourth quarter.

    The company’s fourth quarter sales came in at $309.1 million, up 15% from $269.1 million in sales posted last year. On average, analysts were expecting the company to see $307.13 million in revenues for the quarter.

    Looking ahead, Brady Corp. sees fiscal 2014 earnings coming in between $1.80 and $2.00 per share, below the analysts’ view of $2.30 per share.

    Brady Corp shares were down $1.71, or 5.25%, during early morning trading on Thursday. The stock is up 7.93% year-to-date.

number one stock to buy: Dow Treasuries(DV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart of Apollo Education Group along with peersITT Educational Services, Inc (NYSE: ESI) and DeVry Education Group Inc (NYSE: DV) reflect the headwinds from the Obama administration:

number one stock to buy: California Resources Corporation(CRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE: DNR) and California Resources Corp (NYSE: CRC).

  • [By Andrew Efimoff]

    WTI crude oil plunged 3.11 percent on Friday to $48.99 a barrel. Below are the biggest energy losers for the day:

    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC): -19.22%
    Dynamic Materials (NASDAQ: BOOM): -12.39%
    Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE: CWEI): -11.45%
    Dynergy (NYSE: DYN): -11.91%
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE): -11.20%
    Mexco Energy (NYSE: MXC) -10.90%
    Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL) -10.79%
    Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) -10.79%
    SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) -10.38%
    Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RGSE) -10.34%

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That sell-off in the oil market weighed on financially challenged oil stocks, which will struggle if crude continues dropping. Among the biggest losers were Abraxas Petroleum (NASDAQ:AXAS), Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL), Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), California Resources (NYSE:CRC), and Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE).