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Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now

On May 21, 2018, Micron (MU) held their annual analyst and investor conference. The conference had many exciting bombshells including a $10 billion stock buyback program and much discussion about Micron’s positioning in the DRAM and NAND market. Many articles on Seeking Alpha have already covered the conference in depth so we are not going to do so here. However, we do encourage you to read the conference transcript that can be found here, and an excellent article by Joe Albano entitled “Micron: The $10 Billion Shot Heard ‘Round The World.”

The one thing that was conspicuously missing from the investor conference was any details or specifics about the company’s 3D XPoint technology. Sanjay Mehrotra, Micron’s CEO, in his presentation did address 3D XPoint and hinted that Micron intends to start shipping 3D XPoint in 2019.

In terms of 3D XPoint, it’s a technology that has exciting potential 10 times – better chip density is achievable compared to DRAM and thousand times better endurance light capability compared to NAND, and thousand times faster than NAND as well. These specifications really create a significant value proposition for 3D XPoint for solutions that are well placed between the DRAM and the NAND in memory and the storage hierarchy. We are working with our customers in terms of product development. And as we have said earlier, we will be having products in 3D XPoint in 2019, launching those products in the latter part of 2019 timeframe.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pinnacle Foods, Inc.(PF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) had its target price increased by Deutsche Bank from $61.00 to $66.00 in a report issued on Friday. Deutsche Bank currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PINNACLE FOODS INC Common Stock (NYSE:PF) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.85-2.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.91.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    Several equities analysts have commented on TRGP shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Targa Resources from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 24th. ValuEngine raised shares of Targa Resources from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 14th. UBS Group increased their target price on shares of Targa Resources from $60.00 to $61.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 10th. Seaport Global Securities downgraded shares of Targa Resources from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $53.00 to $55.00 in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $53.00 target price on shares of Targa Resources and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $56.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. acquired a new position in shares of PINNACLE FOODS INC Common Stock (NYSE:PF) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 144,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,408,000. PINNACLE FOODS INC Common Stock comprises approximately 1.2% of GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC.’s holdings, making the stock its 27th largest position.

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    Plenty of companies out there are less well-known than the brands in their stables. Case in point: It would be understandable if you didn’t know much about either ConAgra (NYSE:CAG) or Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF).

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) is expected to report its first-quarter results on Tuesday. The analysts’ consensus forecast is EPS of $2.52 on $8.26 billion in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $156.71 as last week came to a close. The consensus price target is $170.75, and the stock has a 52-week range of $139.13 to $171.69.

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    On Tuesday, he’ll be tuning into UnitedHealth Group (UNH) , Goldman Sachs (GS) , Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and IBM (IBM) . Cramer had great things to say about all four companies.

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    I believe that some companies such as a 4.4%-yielding International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM), while having cheaper valuations because of past missteps and/or the weight of the older “legacy” business, do have significant potential to play a role in the future and make money from the advances in modern technology.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Technology is a wide-ranging term: It has expanded far beyond what would have once been considered the typical tech stocks, including computer companies like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), IBM (NYSE:IBM), and others. It’s not even fair to call any of these three brands computer companies anymore. They operate in a variety of other segments that are all part of the technology market, including but not limited to:

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ford Motor Company(F)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Of the Detroit Three, Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) sold 86,252 units in April, up 14% year over year for the month. The company’s April market share rang in at 6.6%, up 0.2 percentage points compared with last year.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Ionity, a German company formed late last year, has begun the process of building a network of fast-charging stations across Europe. It’s a joint venture between Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG (NASDAQOTH:DDAIF), BMW AG (NASDAQOTH:BAMXF), and Volkswagen AG (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) together with its subsidiaries Porsche and Audi.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) has been heavily criticized for its product mix, its plans to reinvent the company for the self-driving and electric car future, and its modest presence overseas. Investors have suffered in the process. Ford has just announced the chance it will develop cars with Volkswagen, which is by many measures the largest car manufacturer in the world.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Detroit automakers are well-known for making phenomenal trucks and SUVs. But one area where both Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) and General Motors (NYSE:GM) have historically lagged foreign competitors has been their luxury lineups. Furthermore, Detroit automakers have begun distancing themselves from producing sedans and passenger cars in the U.S. market. So what’s up with GM’s $175 million investment to build two next-generation Cadillac sedans? And why should investors care?

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.(ODFL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Old Dominion Freight Line (Nasdaq: ODFL) is a leader in the long-haul, less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers and was able to maintain its rates through the 2008 downturn while maintaining on-time service. While its average driver salary is among the highest, the company is still able to maintain a best-in-class operating margin and trades relatively cheaply to peers.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) Director Leo H. Suggs sold 800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $148.44, for a total value of $118,752.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,679 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $842,990.76. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. (NASDAQ: ODFL) was started as Buy at Argus.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Investors sold shares of Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) on strength during trading hours on Monday. $15.84 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $66.82 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $50.98 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Old Dominion Freight Line had the 12th highest net out-flow for the day. Old Dominion Freight Line traded up $1.37 for the day and closed at $158.14

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Celldex Therapeutics Inc(CLDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    OncoCyte Corp. (NYSE: OCX) Healthcare $4.98 159.38%
    Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ: FBIO) Healthcare $2.47 133.02%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Healthcare $1.01 86.69%
    Celldex Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX) Healthcare $0.58 66.82%
    Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc.(NASDAQ: WHLR) Financial $1.80 63.64%
    Scynexis Inc. (NASDAQ: SCYX) Healthcare $1.13 53.64%
    Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE: EGO) Basic Materials $3.98 47.96%
    Novus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: NVUS) Healthcare $4.15 43.60%
    PHI Inc. (NASDAQ: PHII) Services $4.50 42.14%
    BioTime Inc. (NYSE: BTX) Healthcare $1.33 41.50%

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Celldex Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX) fell about 1.7% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.58. Shares closed at $0.59 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $3.26. Volume of around 3.8 million was around 10% higher than the daily average of about 3.7 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Celldex Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX) fell about 3.4% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $0.56. Shares closed at $0.58 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $3.26. Volume of around 3.5 million was about equal to the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Celldex Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX) fell about 8.9% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.51. Shares closed at $0.56 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $3.26. Volume of around 5 million was about 30% higher than the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Celldex (NASDAQ:CLDX) has unveiled thoroughly disappointing results for its lead drug, glembatumumab vedotin (glemba), that casts doubt on its future. Can the company bounce back from this failure?

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: LightPath Technologies, Inc.(LPTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares rose 14.1 percent to $3.65 in the pre-market trading session after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) rose 13.3 percent to $2.43 in pre-market trading after reporting a third-quarter earnings beat.
    MYnd Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYND) rose 10.5 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading. MYnd Analytics reported a Q2 net loss of $2.7 million on revenue of $459,900.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares rose 8.4 percent to $5.68 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) shares rose 7.7 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 7.5 percent to $6.45 in pre-market trading after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
    Mimecast Ltd (NASDAQ: MIME) rose 6.5 percent to $43.50 in pre-market trading following a first-quarter sales beat.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 6 percent to $12.50 in pre-market trading after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTLA) shares rose 6 percent to $26.05 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.58 percent on Monday.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) rose 4.7 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 4.1 percent to $13.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.54 percent on Monday.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 4.5 percent to $21.73 in pre-market trading. Mizuho upgraded Valeant from Neutral to Buy.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) rose 4.1 percent to $3.80 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) rose 3.4 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after jumping 23.25 percent o
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about LightPath Technologies (NASDAQ:LPTH) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog 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. LightPath Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.9867601112654 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Aerosonic Corporation(AIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Aimia Inc (TSE:AIM) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is C$3.54.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aimia (TSE:AIM) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$2.67.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hooker Furniture Corporation(HOFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ:HOFT) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ: HOFT) and Flexsteel Industries (NASDAQ:FLXS) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ:HOFT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hooker Furniture earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.2727604348836 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    US Bancorp DE lessened its holdings in shares of Hooker Furniture Co. (NASDAQ:HOFT) by 11.3% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 17,848 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,272 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in Hooker Furniture were worth $838,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Petroleum Resources Corporation(PEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Adams Natural Resources Fund (NYSE:PEO) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Adams Natural Resources Fund earned a coverage optimism score of -0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.0521373671292 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: (RUP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Rupert Resources Ltd (CVE:RUP) insider Alan Douglas Brimacombe purchased 25,000 shares of Rupert Resources stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was bought at an average cost of C$1.03 per share, for a total transaction of C$25,750.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rupee (CURRENCY:RUP) traded 10.1% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 16:00 PM ET on September 23rd. Over the last week, Rupee has traded 73.1% higher against the US dollar. One Rupee coin can now be bought for $0.0169 or 0.00000252 BTC on major exchanges including CoinExchange and CryptoBridge. Rupee has a total market capitalization of $415,606.00 and approximately $267.00 worth of Rupee was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rupee (CURRENCY:RUP) traded down 0.9% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 14:00 PM ET on October 12th. Rupee has a total market capitalization of $802,724.00 and $4.00 worth of Rupee was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Rupee has traded 0% lower against the U.S. dollar. One Rupee coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0323 or 0.00000515 BTC on exchanges including CoinExchange and CryptoBridge.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rupert Resources Ltd (CVE:RUP) insider Alan Douglas Brimacombe sold 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$0.95, for a total value of C$28,500.00.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

Falling prices and a drop in Chinese investment are on track to reduce year-over-year spending on new solar energy projects, according to Bloomberg NEF (BNEF). In the first six months of 2018, solar investment has dropped by 19% compared to the first half of 2017, and BNEF expects the downward trend to gather momentum in the second half of the year.

In the first half of this year, investment in clean energy projects declined just 1% year over year, and in the second quarter investment actually increased by 8%. The uptick was due primarily to a 33% increase in new wind power projects. Of the $138.2 billion invested in the first half of the year, $76.7 billion was devoted to wind projects.

In the first half of the year, China invested $35.1 billion in solar projects, down 29% year over year. BNEF analysts can foresee the first-ever decline in world solar installation for 2018. In 2017, new solar capacity totaled 98 gigawatts (GW), far more than any other technology, renewable or nonrenewable.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Deckers Outdoor Corporation(DECK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) rose 15.3 percent to $53.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) rose 10.4 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading. Evofem Biosciences reported closing of public offering of common stock and warrants.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 7.3 percent to $4.88 in pre-market trading after declining 1.94 percent on Thursday.
    SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEDG) shares rose 5.7 percent to $59.65 in pre-market trading after falling 8.43 percent on Thursday.
    Yirendai Ltd. (NYSE: YRD) rose 5 percent to $30.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 4.9 percent to $108.75 in pre-market trading after reporteingd better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.
    Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: APRN) rose 4.2 percent to $3.21 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.70 percent on Thursday.
    Recro Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: REPH) rose 4 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after dropping 54.67 percent on Thursday.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 3.8 percent to $4.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) shares rose 2.9 percent to $2.85 in pre-market trading after climbing 7.78 percent on Thursday.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 2.5 percent to $14.20 in pre-market trading after surging 11.33 percent on Thursday.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Deckers Outdoor (NYSE:DECK) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market finished Friday close to where it started, but not without some drama along the way. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped to a nearly 200-point gain early in the session as investors celebrated extremely strong numbers from the January U.S. employment report. Yet by the end of the day, much of those gains had evaporated, and several major indexes finished lower. Even so, some stocks still fared well, and Aphria (NYSE:APHA), Deckers Outdoor (NYSE:DECK), and Yum China Holdings (NYSE:YUMC) were among the top performers. Here’s why they did so well.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: California First National Bancorp(CFNB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NBT Bancorp (OTCMKTS: CFNB) and California First National Bancorp (OTCMKTS:CFNB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ford Motor Company(F)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Natalie Walters]

    Ma believes consumers want a better system to test drive and buy cars. That’s why Alibaba partnered with Ford (NYSE:F) to unveil China’s first car vending machine in early 2018 in Guangzhou. The seven-level vending machine is called The Super Test Drive Center and offers three-day test drives to potential buyers. 

  • [By John Rosevear]

    FCA’s sales gain outpaced year-over-year sales increases at both of its traditional Detroit rivals, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) and General Motors (NYSE:GM), as well as the market’s overall 5.7% gain for the month.

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    Maybe some (or all) of these generalizations apply to traditional automakers like Ford Motor Co.  (F) , General Motors Co.  (GM) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) .

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) traded down about 0.7% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $9.20 after closing Wednesday at $9.27. The stock’s 52-week high is $13.48. Volume was about 25% below the daily average of around 39.7 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Community Bank & Trust Waco Texas cut its holdings in Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 23.5% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 52,323 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after selling 16,108 shares during the quarter. Community Bank & Trust Waco Texas’ holdings in Ford Motor were worth $484,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: TeleNav Inc.(TNAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    Telenav, Inc. (TNAV) CEO HP Jin on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Telenav EPS in-line, beats on revenue (seekingalpha.com) Telenav: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot (finance.yahoo.com) Telenav (TNAV) Reports Q4 Loss, Tops Revenue Estimates (finance.yahoo.com) Telenav (TNAV) Posts Earnings Results, Meets Estimates (americanbankingnews.com)

    TNAV has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Telenav from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Telenav in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Telenav from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.25.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Telenav (NASDAQ:TNAV) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Saturday.

    Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on TNAV. BidaskClub upgraded Telenav from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Telenav from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, April 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $11.17.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now

Boston, MA, based Investment company ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC buys American Midstream Partners LP, sells JP Energy Partners LP during the 3-months ended 2017-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC. As of 2017-03-31, ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC owns 3 stocks with a total value of $1.1 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

Added Positions: AMID, Sold Out: JPEP,

For the details of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=ArcLight+Capital+Partners%2C+LLC

These are the top 5 holdings of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLCEnable Midstream Partners LP (ENBL) – 43,585,926 shares, 67.58% of the total portfolio. American Midstream Partners LP (AMID) – 13,977,709 shares, 19.28% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 230.89%TransMontaigne Partners LP (TLP) – 3,166,704 shares, 13.14% of the total portfolio. JP Energy Partners LP (JPEP) – 0 shares, 0% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10000%Added: American Midstream Partners LP (AMID)

ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC added to the holdings in American Midstream Partners LP by 230.89%. The purchase prices were between $14.35 and $18.3, with an estimated average price of $16.6. The stock is now traded at around $13.60. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 13.45%. The holdings were 13,977,709 shares as of 2017-03-31.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (TUSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ:TUSK) hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $35.94 and last traded at $34.62, with a volume of 20978 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $34.58.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.(CHRW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    C. H. Robinson (NASDAQ:CHRW) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 10th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 1st will be paid a dividend of 0.46 per share by the transportation company on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.18%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Yacktman Asset Management LP decreased its holdings in C. H. Robinson (NASDAQ:CHRW) by 0.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 544,900 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 600 shares during the period. C. H. Robinson comprises approximately 0.5% of Yacktman Asset Management LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 25th largest position. Yacktman Asset Management LP owned 0.39% of C. H. Robinson worth $51,063,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CryoPort (NASDAQ: CYRX) and C. H. Robinson (NASDAQ:CHRW) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Insulet Corporation(PODD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Insulet (NASDAQ: PODD) is one of 106 publicly-traded companies in the “Surgical & medical instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Insulet to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD)reported strong first-quarter 2018 financial results after the market close on Thursday.

    The drug delivery company, which is a leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its Omnipod Insulin Management System,delivered revenue growth of 21% year over year — exceeding its guidance — and narrowed its loss per share to $0.11 from $0.17 in the year-ago period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Insulet Co. (NASDAQ:PODD) hit a new 52-week high and low on Friday after the company announced better than expected quarterly earnings. The company traded as low as $94.25 and last traded at $83.83, with a volume of 788324 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $87.09.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. purchased a new stake in Insulet Co. (NASDAQ:PODD) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm purchased 438,473 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock, valued at approximately $38,007,000.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: NewMarket Corporation(NEU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Vanguard Value ETF (VTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC bought a new stake in Vanguard Value ETF (NYSEARCA:VTV) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 3,421 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $353,000.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: TransUnion(TRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Eagle Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 11.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,432,827 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 144,711 shares during the period. Eagle Asset Management Inc. owned about 0.78% of TransUnion worth $81,355,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Targa Resources, Inc.(TRGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. trimmed its holdings in Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) by 30.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 224,657 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 99,015 shares during the period. Reaves W H & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Targa Resources were worth $9,885,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Ford Motor Company(F)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) reported net income of $1.7 billion for the first quarter of 2018, up 9% from a year ago, an increase more than explained by a lower effective tax rate, the company said. Ford’s pre-tax result was down modestly on higher costs for key commodities and unfavorable exchange-rate movements.

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    Under its new CEO, Ford Motor Co. (F) may be on the path to becoming a completely different kind of automaker, with the latest signal coming Wednesday, April 25: the company will cut its car lineup over the next few years to include nothing more than the Mustang and a new Focus Active crossover. 

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) will lower the number of car nameplates it sells in the United States. According to Bloomberg:

    Ford Motor Co. is sharpening its knives to cleave another $11.5 billion from spending plans and cut several sedans, including the Fusion and Taurus, from its lineup to more quickly reach an elusive profit target.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT(EARN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ellington Residential (NYSE:EARN) major shareholder Holdings L.P. Blackstone III bought 11,909 shares of Ellington Residential stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 14th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $11.26 per share, for a total transaction of $134,095.34. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Web.com Group, Inc.(WEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
    Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) dropped 17.2 percent to $12.83.
    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.649 after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 13.2 percent to $8.32 after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) dropped 12.2 percent to $5.05.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 9.7 percent

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
    Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr

5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been one of the more impressive stocks of the past 25 years. In fact, AMZN now has returned nearly 100,000% from its IPO price of $18 ($1.50 adjusted for the company’s subsequent stock splits).

A large part of the returns have come from two factors. First, Amazon has vastly expanded its reach. What originally was just an online bookseller now has its hands in everything from cloud computing to online media to groceries. And its shadow is even larger. A potential entry by Amazon has rattled pharmacy stocks and medical distributors, among others.

Secondly, as a stock, AMZN has managed the feat of keeping a growth stock valuation for over two decades. I’ve long argued that investors can’t focus solely on the company’s high P/E ratio to value Amazon stock. But however wise an investor might the current multiple is, the market has assigned a substantial premium to AMZN stock for over 20 years now.

It’s an impressive combination — and one that’s likely impossible, or close, to duplicate. But these five stocks have the potential to at least replicate parts of the Amazon formula. All five have years, if not decades, of growth ahead. New market opportunities abound. And while I’m not predicting that any will rise 100,000% — or 1,000% — these five stocks do have the potential for impressive long-term gains.

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5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: JD.com (JD) 5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: JD.com (JD)Source: Daniel Cukier via Flickr

JD.com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ:JD) is the company closest to following Amazon’s model. While rival Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd (NYSE:BABA) gets most of the attention, it’s JD.com that truly should be called the “Amazon of China,” as Will Healy pointed out in December.

Like Amazon (and unlike Alibaba), JD.com holds inventory and is investing in a cutting-edge supply chain. It, too, is expanding into grocery, like Amazon did with its acquisition of Whole Foods Market. A partnership with Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) should further help its off-line ambitions. JD.com even is cautiously entering the finance industry.

That ability to both provide best-in-class logistics and satisfy a wide range of customer needs is what has made Amazon a success. And while JD may not rise to the scale of Amazon, at its current valuation it doesn’t have to. After a recent pullback, JD trades at less than 26x forward EPS. That’s despite 40% revenue growth in 2017, and expectations for a 30% increase in 2018.

And it sets up a scenario where JD stock could — if sentiment finally turns in its favor for good — appreciate for years, thanks to both strong bottom-line growth and an expanding multiple from optimistic investors.

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5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: Square (SQ) 5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: Square (SQ)Source: Chris Harrison via Flickr (Modified)

Admittedly, I personally am not the biggest fan of Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) stock. I like Square as a company, but I’ve questioned just how much growth is priced into SQ already.

Of course, skeptics have done little to dent the steady rise in AMZN stock. And valuation aside, there’s a clear case for Square to follow an Amazon-like expansion of its business. Back in January, Instinet analyst Dan Dolev compared SQ to AMZN and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG), citing its ability to expand from its current payment-processing base:

In 10 years, Square is likely to be a very different company helped by accelerating share gains from payment peers and relentless disruption of services like payroll and human resources.

Just as Amazon used books to expand into e-commerce, and then e-commerce to expand into other areas, Square can do the same with its payment business. The small business space is ripe for disruption, as Dolev points out. Integrating payments into payroll, HR, and other offerings would dramatically expand Square’s addressable market – and lead to a potential decade or more of exceptional growth.

Again, I do question whether that growth is priced in, with SQ trading at ~about 12x the company’s 2018 guidance for “adjusted” revenue. But if — again, like AMZN — Square stock can combine a high multiple with consistent, impressive, expansion, it has the path to create substantial value for shareholders over the next five to 10 years.

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5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: Shopify (SHOP) 5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: Shopify (SHOP)Source: Shopify via Flickr

E-commerce provider Shopify Inc (NYSE:SHOP) probably doesn’t have quite the same opportunity for expansion as Square. And it too has a hefty valuation, along with a continuing bear raid from short seller Citron Research.

But I’ve remained bullish on SHOP stock — and here, too, a recent pullback presents a buying opportunity. Shopify is dominant in its market of offering turnkey e-commerce services to small businesses. That’s exactly where consumer preferences are headed: small and unique over large and bland. And because of offerings like Shopify (and Amazon Web Services), those small to mid-sized businesses can compete with the giants.

Meanwhile, Shopify does have the potential to expand its reach. Just 29% of revenue comes from overseas, a proportion that should grow over time. It’s moving toward capturing larger customers as well through its “Plus” program, picking up Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) as one key client. The development of an ecosystem for suppliers and the addition of new technologies (like virtual reality) give Shopify the ability to offer more value to customers — and to take more revenue for itself.

Like SQ, SHOP is dearly priced. But both companies have an opportunity to grow into their valuations. And given long runways for Shopify’s adjacent markets, it should keep a high multiple for some to come. As a stock, if not quite as a company, SHOP has a real chance to follow the AMZN formula for long-term upside.

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5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: Roku (ROKU) 5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: Roku (ROKU)Source: Shutterstock

Roku Inc (NASDAQ:ROKU) might have the best chance of any company in the U.S. market to follow Amazon’s strategic playbook. The ROKU stock price is a concern: I wasn’t thrilled about the price after a huge post-earnings gain back in November, and even near a five-month low ROKU isn’t close to cheap.

But — perhaps even moreso than Square — Roku now isn’t what Roku is going to be in ten years. The hardware business is a loss leader, but one that allows Roku to serve as the gateway to content for millions of customers. As the company pointed out after Q4 earnings, it’s already the third-largest distributor of content in the U.S. The Roku Channel is seeing increasing viewership. The company offers pinpoint targeting of advertisements — without the messy data problems afflicting Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB).

Roku is becoming increasingly embedded in TVs, though a deal between Amazon and Best Buy Co (NYSE:BBY) raised some fears about those software efforts going forward. It has a plan to roll out home entertainment offerings like speakers and soundbars, creating a long-sought integrated experience. It could even, as it grows, look to develop or acquire content itself, positioning Roku not as just a conduit to Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) but a rival.

The bull case for Roku stock is that its players are like Amazon’s books — a way to garner customers and get a foot in the door of the exceedingly valuable media business. What Roku does now that it has entered will determine the fact of ROKU stock. But the amount of options and a reasonable valuation (Roku’s market cap is barely $3 billion) mean that betting on its strategy could be a lucrative play.

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5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: Nvidia NVIDIA Corporation Stock (NVDA) Won't Stay Down Long After Shocking Analysts Source: Shutterstock

In the context of the stocks chosen here, Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) doesn’t seem particularly expensive. But in the context of the traditionally cyclical — and low-multiple — semiconductor space, a ~34x multiple to 2018 consensus EPS estimates, even backing out net cash, is awfully pricy.

And with NVDA up a whopping 1,550% in just the past five years, investors would be forgiven for thinking the run might come to an end. Indeed, NVDA stock hasn’t really moved over the past four-plus months.

But the huge amount of secular tailwinds behind Nvidia suggest that the company should be able to drive torrid growth for years to come – and to maintain a multiple that looks rather high on a historical basis. The company’s automotive business gets a fair amount of press, given its potential applications to autonomous driving. But that growth likely won’t come in earnest until the next decade.

It’s the datacenter business that looks most appealing in the near term. Revenue in that category more than doubled in 2017. Thanks to cloud providers like AWS, demand should continue for years to come. And with Nvidia taking share from Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), its growth should be even better than that of the market. High-end gaming demand should rise, and virtual reality will add another tailwind there.

Unlike, say, Roku (or early-days Amazon), Nvidia’s growth opportunities are mostly known. But at $223, even with a high multiple, they’re not fully priced in. I still see an easy path to $250 for NVDA in the near term. Longer-term, its presence (if not outright dominance) of key markets should lead Nvidia stock to double, at least.

As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any sec

More Big Companies Beat Projections, But Wall Street Appears To Still Struggle

Companies keep churning out impressive earnings, but the market doesn’t seem to give them much credit. Instead, fear and caution remain the watchwords as the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) enters Wednesday on a five-session losing streak.

Morning Earnings Wrap

Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) became the latest member of the $DJI 30 to smash Wall Street analysts’ projections early Wednesday, firing up earnings per share of $3.64 vs. analysts’ consensus of $2.56. Revenue of $23.38 billion was more than $1 billion ahead of the $22.2 billion analysts had expected, and the company also raised its outlook. Strength in the commercial air division helped BA project a healthy sales picture.

Also on the earnings front, Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) topped analysts’ earnings projections and reported the second profitable quarter in the company’s history. It also handed out some bullish guidance and said daily active users grew 10 percent. The tech reporting season continues after the close when Facebook (FB) presents its Q1 results and tomorrow with Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT).

It’s unclear whether any of the earnings momentum will spill into stocks today as the futures market came under pressure before the opening bell. Stocks overseas followed the U.S. lower after Tuesday’s big sell-off, with a key European index down about 1 percent.

Market Psychology Ruling the Day?

The hunt for 3 percent ended Tuesday as the 10-year yield reached that benchmark level. Soon after, stocks started to take a beating and sharply reversed early gains. At one point, the $DJI stumbled more than 600 points before recovering about one-third of those losses by the end of the day. Concerns about higher borrowing costs and rising commodity prices may be playing into the pressure.

Wall Street also appears to be grappling with a few psychological issues. Most notably, there’s trepidation around that 3 percent yield number, which didn’t hold for long Tuesday but remains within close range.  It definitely seems to be hurting the home builders, whose shares sold off despite strong housing and consumer confidence data this week. The fear is that some people might hear about higher rates and decide not to buy a house after all. Home builders are dealing with something that’s more of a psychological factor than a reality factor, as “3 percent” was made out to be the boogeyman of the markets. Historically, though, it’s not all that high.

Another psychological element is the idea touted by some analysts about earnings starting to peak. This might have been exacerbated by Dow component Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) post-earnings conference call in which executives described the Q1 as a “high water mark.” Despite what some analysts called “phenomenal” earnings from the big machine maker, CAT shares fell more than 6 percent. Here we see the power of a conference call. This stock was higher before the call, but the remark led to immediate selling as some investors seemed to interpret the language as CAT saying it can’t get any better than this. However, the remark might not have come out as the company had intended.

More proof that one negative metric can hold back a big company’s stock surfaced with Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Tuesday. Though the company reported a powerful quarter, the stock got stuffed as investors and analysts seemed focused more on higher-than-expected capital expenditures.

The "P" and the "E" in P/E

What it all comes down to is a certain level of confusion, which could hang around for a while. There seems to be a repricing of equities going on and despite this being an incredible earnings season so far, stock prices keep going down. The price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple remains a key factor to watch. “E” keeps getting higher and “P” keeps getting lower. People just don’t seem to be inclined to pay the same “P” any longer. It’s unclear where this might go, and sometimes these things take six to 12 months to sort themselves out. We’re right in the middle of it now.

Anyone looking for a silver lining might want to check out how VIX, the market’s most closely watched volatility indicator, acted during the last hours of the day. If you look closely, you’d see that it pulled back a bit in the last part of the session from intraday highs above 19.

Next Up: Autos

Attention could shift to the automotive sector when Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) reports after the close today and General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) issues results before the open Thursday. There’s a truckload (pardon the expression) of things to consider ahead of not just these two behemoths but also Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), which according to the company’s web site reports May 2.

First, Ford is embarking on a huge program to save $14 billion, but, like all car companies, faces pressure to ignite its research and development (R&D) efforts to keep up with advances in electric and autonomous cars. At this point, F, which has lower margins than GM, is actually spending more money on R&D than its Detroit counterpart. Anyone who’s long F should consider listening to the company’s earnings call to see if there’s more clarity on where those savings might come from, and what they’re going to chop if it’s not R&D. At this point, one school of thought suggests that F is spending too much and not getting enough bang for its buck, but perhaps we’ll learn more Wednesday.

A question for GM, and maybe the U.S. auto industry as a whole, is what’s happening in China. Not long ago, 50 percent of GM’s revenue came from China, but now that’s below 40 percent. The company has closed some plants there. Is the Chinese market not growing at the pace we thought, or is Buick getting less popular over there? It seems unlikely that the latter would be true, so perhaps there’s something about the former that GM might address in its call, and, if that’s the case, might be something other U.S. car companies also have to address.

TSLA doesn’t report until next week, but there may be questions for the company about its own R&D after an analyst note came out recently speculating about TSLA’s development costs. Some analysts doubt if TSLA can achieve the Model 3 production it’s promised in the time frame the company has forecast. TSLA announced two temporary Model 3 plant shutdowns last week but said the shutdowns had been planned.

Though TSLA’s cars don’t need it, crude oil comes under a microscope this week as President Trump holds meetings in the White House with French President Emmanuel Macron. The Iran nuclear agreement is a key topic.

chart_4_251.jpg FIGURE 1: HOW THINGS CHANGE. The tech sector (candlestick) and financial sector (purple line), mapped here over the last year, led the charge through much of 2017 and right into the first month of 2018. Since then, these two former leaders have seemed to lose their way, and that’s one possible reason the market lacks direction.  Data source: S&P Dow Jones Indices. Chart source: The thinkorswim® platform from TD Ameritrade. For illustrative purposes only. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Buyers Pay Up in Chicago

Some call Chicago, “The most American city.” That may or may not be the case, but the city’s real estate market in March seemed to reflect some of the broader American trends in housing. Existing home prices rose more than 5 percent nationwide last month, and in the city of Chicago prices hit an all-time high median of $314,000, according to Illinois Association of Realtors. That was up more than 6 percent from a year earlier. However, total sales around the country fell more than 1 percent year-over-year, and Chicago’s market also saw less turnover, with the number of sales falling more than 10 percent. In sum, Chicago seemed to be a microcosm of a housing market characterized by rising prices and falling supplies. That might sound like a good opportunity for home builders, but rising mortgage rates raise question marks.

ECB Up Next

One thing that’s arguably helped hold back U.S. yields is lower yields in Europe and Japan. However, the European Central Bank (ECB) has been removing some stimulus and meets again this week. An update is due Thursday morning. The Bank of Japan (BOJ) seems inclined to stay put with its current accommodation, BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda told CNBC in a recent interview, saying “risks are skewed to the downside” in Japan’s economy. 

GDP Time Already?

Earnings grab most of the headlines this week, but don’t forget to watch Friday for the government’s first read on Q1 gross domestic product. The report is due out before the opening bell and could give investors a sense of whether the economy continued its solid run that started in Q2 of last year. The consensus among analysts is that things slowed down a bit between January and March, to around 2.1 percent, Briefing.com said. That’s down from the final Q4 read of 2.9 percent, which marked the third-consecutive quarter of growth around 3 percent. Typically, GDP is closely watched but doesn’t tend to move the market unless it comes in well above or below expected levels. The government does get two more cracks at the ball, so this isn’t the final word.

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