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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now

No doubt, a strong portfolio typically includes stocks with robust fundamentals and solid track records. In a bull market, these investments provide healthy returns and protect against capital erosion. However, we should not overlook the benefits of owning penny stocks, either. The get-rich-quick angle with these picks is a real possibility. That’s why they continue to garner investor interest.

That said, penny stocks can also be a double-edged sword. Naturally, everyone is attracted to the low price tag. But it’s extremely important to understand which stocks are trading at a bargain and which ones are trading cheaply. The former can have real potential to super-charge your portfolio.

With the retail-trading frenzy we’ve seen this year, it seems like it doesn’t take much to move the needle for these low-priced picks. This is due in part to highly active social media forums who closely follow the sector, such as Reddit’s r/WallStreetBets. Ultimately, though, everyone is looking for massive profits from their investments.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ring Energy, Inc.(REI)

Ring Energy, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas in Texas and Kansas, the United States. As of December 31, 2015, the companys proved reserves consisted of approximately 24.4 million barrel of oil equivalent. It also has interests in 18,130 net developed and undeveloped acres in Andrews and Gaines counties, and 19,679 net developed and undeveloped acres in Reeves and Culberson counties, Texas; and 16,674 net acres in Kansas. Ring Energy, Inc. primarily sells its oil and natural gas production to end users, marketers, and other purchasers. The company was formerly known as Transglobal Mining Corp. and changed its name to Ring Energy, Inc. in March 2008. Ring Energy, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Hunter Orr]

    Ring Energy Inc (NYSE : REI)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: NOW Inc.(DNOW)

NOW Inc. (“NOW” or the “Company”), headquartered in Houston, Texas, was incorporated in Delaware on November 22, 2013. On May 30, 2014, the spin-off from National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (“NOV”) was completed and NOW became an independent, publicly traded company (the “Spin-Off” or “Separation”). In accordance with a separation and distribution agreement between NOV and NOW, the two companies were separated by NOV distributing to its stockholders 107,053,031 shares of common stock of NOW Inc. with each NOV stockholder receiving one share of NOW common stock for every four shares of NOV common stock held at the close of business on the record date of May 22, 2014 and not sold prior to close of business on May 30, 2014. We filed a registration statement on Form 10, as amended through the time of its effectiveness, describing the Spin-Off, which was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on May 13, 2014.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NOW (NYSE:DNOW) had its target price lifted by equities researchers at Cowen from $12.00 to $15.00 in a report released on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “market perform” rating on the oil and gas company’s stock. Cowen’s target price indicates a potential downside of 10.87% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The improvement in the oil industry accelerated in the second quarter thanks to higher crude prices, which in turn fueled demand for oil-field equipment. That trend benefited oil-field equipment distributor NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW), driving its revenue and earnings up sharply in what is typically a seasonally slower quarter. Because of that, the company expects strong revenue growth tocontinue for the balance of the year.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Four Corners Property Trust, Inc.(FCPT)

Four Corners Property Trust, Inc., incorporated on July 2, 2015, is a self-administered company, which is engaged in the ownership, acquisition and leasing of restaurant properties. The Company’s business is conducted through its subsidiaries, Four Corners Operating Partnership, LP (Four Corners OP) and Four Corners GP, LLC (Four Corners GP). The Company operates through two segments: real estate operations and restaurant operations. It owns over 424 properties in the United States. Of these properties, 418 are held for investment. These 418 properties have an aggregate leasable area of approximately 3,287,000 square feet, which are located in over 44 states. The remaining over six properties are operated by the Kerrow Restaurant Operating Business as LongHorn Steakhouses. Of approximately six LongHorn SteakHouse restaurant properties located in the San Antonio area, over three properties are leased to its subsidiary, Kerrow Holdings, LLC (together with its subsidiaries Kerrow), and approximately three are owned by Kerrow. Kerrow is the Company’s taxable REIT subsidiary (TRS).

The Company’s real estate operations segment consists of rental revenues generated by leasing restaurant properties to tenants through triple-net lease arrangements, under which the tenant is responsible for ongoing costs relating to the properties. It also includes expenses associated with continuing efforts to invest in additional restaurant and food service real estate properties and its corporate operating expenses. The Company’s restaurant operations segment is conducted through its TRS and consists of its Kerrow Restaurant Operating Business. The associated sales revenues, restaurant expenses and overhead, and depreciation on the six buildings and equipment are components of restaurant operations.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Boenning Scattergood set a $30.00 target price on Four Corners Property Trust (NYSE:FCPT) in a research report released on Friday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    FCPT Closes 46 Chilis Restaurant Properties for $149.8 million as part of Previously Announced Brinker Sale-Leaseback Transaction (finance.yahoo.com) FCPT Announces Acquisition of a Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant Property for $1.7 million (finance.yahoo.com) Four Corners Property Trust (FCPT) vs. Sutherland Asset Management (SLD) Head to Head Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) FCPT Announces Acquisition of an Arbys Restaurant Property for $1.6 million (finance.yahoo.com) Four Corners Property Trust Inc (FCPT) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $35.62 Million (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Four Corners Property Trust traded down $0.16, hitting $26.01, during trading hours on Friday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. The stock had a trading volume of 360,648 shares, compared to its average volume of 479,703. The company has a current ratio of 6.59, a quick ratio of 6.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.65 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.13 and a beta of -0.04. Four Corners Property Trust has a 12-month low of $21.28 and a 12-month high of $26.96.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Shake Shack, Inc.(SHAK)

Shake Shack Inc. is a Delaware corporation formed on September 23, 2014. Shake Shack Inc. Class A common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SHAK.” Unless the context otherwise requires, “we,” “us,” “our,” “Shake Shack,” the “Company” and other similar references refer to Shake Shack Inc. and, unless otherwise stated, all of its subsidiaries, including SSE Holdings, LLC, which we refer to as “SSE Holdings.” INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING AND ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSACTIONS
On February 4, 2015, we completed an initial public offering (“IPO”) of 5,750,000 shares of our Class A common stock at a public offering price of $21.00 per share, which includes 750,000 shares issued pursuant to the underwriters’ over-allotment option.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    However, with Chipotle stock having surged back toward its all-time high so quickly, shares of another up-and-coming fast-casual chain are starting to look attractive by comparison. Here’s why I’m thinking of selling my remaining Chipotle shares in order to buy Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) stock.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    New York-based roadside-style burger joint Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) recently put the final wrap on 2018, notching a rebound in same-store sales growth along with the rest of the restaurant industry. Sales looked good, but profit margins remained challenged — due in large part to a difficult business landscape for the dining-out segment of the economy. With headwinds expected to persist in the new year, there are better places for restaurant investors to put their money.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE:SHAK)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 25, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Intellipharmaceutics International Inc.(IPCI)

Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. engages in the research, development, and manufacture of novel or generic controlled and targeted release oral solid dosage drugs. The company?s patented Hypermatrix technology is a multidimensional controlled-release drug delivery platform that can be applied to the development of various existing and new pharmaceuticals. It has a pipeline of products in various stages of development in therapeutic areas, including neurology, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal tract, pain, and infection. The company?s lead generic product under development includes generic Focalin XR (dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride), an extended-release capsule for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Intellipharmaceutics has a license and commercialization agreement with Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. for the development and commercialization of generic Focalin XR. The company also has five generic products filed with the FDA, including a gene ric of Effexor XR (venlafaxine hydrochloride), an extended-release capsule for depression; Protonix (pantoprazole sodium), a delayed-release tablet for conditions associated with gastroesophageal disease; Glucophage XR (metformin hydrochloride), an extended-release tablet for managing type 2 diabetes; Seroquel XR (quetiapine fumarate), an extended-release tablet for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder; and Lamictal XR (lamotrigine), an extended-release tablet for the treatment of anti-convulsant for epilepsy. Its lead non-generic product under development is Rexista (oxycodone), an abuse- and alcohol-deterrent controlled-release oral oxycodone hydrochloride formulation for the relief of pain. The company also has a under late stage development product, such as Coreg CR (carvedilol phosphate), an extended-release capsule for hypertension and heart conditions. IntelliPharmaCeutics International Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based i n Toronto, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    IntelliPharmaCeutics Intl Inc (NASDAQ:IPCI) (TSE:I)’s share price traded down 17.1% on Monday . The company traded as low as $0.32 and last traded at $0.34. 531,615 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 90% from the average session volume of 280,459 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.41.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Premier Financial Corp.(PFC)

Premier Financial Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides various banking services. It offers various demand, checking, money market, certificates of deposits, certificates of deposit account registry service, and savings accounts; and investment products. The company also provides residential real estate loans, commercial real estate loans, commercial loans, home improvement and home equity loans, and consumer loans. In addition, it invests in the U.S. treasury and federal government agency obligations, obligations of states and political subdivisions, mortgage-backed securities that are issued by federal agencies, collateralized mortgage obligations, and corporate bonds. Further, the company offers property and casualty, life, and group health insurance agency services; mezzanine funding services; and online banking services, which include mobile banking, People Pay, online bill pay, and online account opening, as well as the MoneyPass ATM network. It operates through 75 banking center offices and 12 loan offices in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The company was formerly known as First Defiance Financial Corp. and changed its name to Premier Financial Corp. in June 2020. Premier Financial Corp. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Defiance, Ohio.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Berenberg Bank began coverage on shares of Petrofac (LON:PFC) in a report published on Tuesday morning. The firm issued a hold rating and a GBX 500 ($6.53) target price on the stock.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Affirm Holdings, Inc.(AFRM)

Affirm Holdings, Inc. operates a platform for digital and mobile-first commerce in the United States and Canada. The company's platform includes point-of-sale payment solution for consumers, merchant commerce solutions, and a consumer-focused app. Its payments network and partnership with an originating bank, enables consumers to pay for a purchase over time with terms ranging from one to forty-eight months. As of September 30, 2020, the company had approximately 6,500 merchants integrated on its platform covering small businesses, large enterprises, direct-to-consumer brands, brick-and-mortar stores, and companies. Its merchants represent a range of industries, including sporting goods and outdoors, furniture and homewares, travel, apparel, accessories, consumer electronics, and jewelry. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Mark R. Hake]

    However, to be fair, smaller lenders that also cater to millennials like Affirm Holdings (NASDAQ:AFRM) have higher price-to-book value (P/BV) multiples. Affirm’s ratio is 7 times its book value and SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM), a student loan company, has a P/BV ratio of 2.79 times.

  • [By Chris Hill (TMFWizard)]

    Shares of CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) fall despite strong second-quarter profits and raised guidance. Live Nation Entertainment’s (NYSE:LYV) second-quarter results have the CEO excited for 2022 and 2023. In this episode of MarketFoolery, Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser analyzes those stories and discusses Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) new partnership with Affirm Holdings (NASDAQ:AFRM).

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: GSE Systems, Inc.(GVP)

GSE Systems, Inc. (“GSE Systems”, “GSE”, the “Company”, “we”, “us” or “our”), a NYSE MKT company trading under symbol GVP, is a team of dedicated people that help customers meet their performance improvement goals and reduce their risk. We do this by combining expertise in simulation, engineering, and training to improve both plant and human performance. We execute projects globally with over 260 employees operating from offices in the U.S., China, India, Sweden and the United Kingdom. While the majority of revenue comes from the nuclear and fossil power generation markets, we also serve the oil and gas, refining, chemicals, petrochemicals, industrial gas, manufacturing, and plant utilities markets.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GSE Systems (NYSEAMERICAN:GVP) SVP Daniel Warren Pugh sold 4,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.75, for a total value of $16,500.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 51,613 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $193,548.75. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Flagstar Bancorp, Inc.(FBC)

Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. operates as a savings and loan holding company for Flagstar Bank, FSB that provides financial products and services to individuals and businesses in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Mortgage Originations, Mortgage Servicing, and Community Banking. The Mortgage Originations segment originates, acquires, and sells one-to-four family residential mortgage loans through home loan centers, national call centers, Internet, unaffiliated banks, mortgage banking, and brokerage companies. The Mortgage Servicing segment services and subservices mortgage loans; and residential mortgages held-for-investment and mortgage servicing rights, as well as provides noninterest-bearing escrow services. The Community Banking segment offers various products, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, other services, consumer loans, commercial loans, and warehouse lines of credit. It also provides other financial services to consumer and commercial customers, including lines of credit; revolving credit; treasury management solutions; equipment leasing; inventory and accounts receivable lending; and capital markets services, such as interest rate risk protection products. This segment serves consumer, business, and mortgage lending customers through branch banking, business and commercial banking, government banking, warehouse lending, and held-for-investment portfolio groups. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated a regional office in Jackson, Michigan; 99 branches in Michigan; 10 retail centers in Michigan, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, and Ohio; 5 wholesale lending offices; 1 underwriting office; and 1 commercial lending office. Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Louisiana State Employees Retirement System bought a new stake in Flagstar Bancorp Inc (NYSE:FBC) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 11,080 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock, valued at approximately $293,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Millennium Management LLC lessened its position in shares of Flagstar Bancorp Inc (NYSE:FBC) by 87.9% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 6,422 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after selling 46,458 shares during the quarter. Millennium Management LLC’s holdings in Flagstar Bancorp were worth $227,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Umpqua (NASDAQ: UMPQ) and Flagstar Bancorp (NYSE:FBC) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: U S Concrete, Inc.(USCR)

U.S. Concrete, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells ready-mixed concrete, aggregates, and concrete-related products and services for the construction industry in the United States. It operates through two segments, Ready-Mixed Concrete and Aggregate Products. The Ready-Mixed Concrete segment is involved in the formulation, preparation, and delivery of ready-mixed concrete to customers job sites; and the provision of various services that include the formulation of mixtures for specific design uses, on-site and lab-based product quality control, and customized delivery programs. The Aggregate Products segment offers crushed stone, sand, and gravel for use in commercial, industrial, and public works projects. The company also engages in the operation of building materials stores; provision of concrete blocks, lime slurry, and Aridus rapid-drying concrete technology; sale of brokered products; hauling and recycled aggregates operation activities; and operation of drum mixer trucks, as well as transfer trucks for transporting cement and aggregates. It primarily serves concrete sub-contractors, general contractors, governmental agencies, property owners and developers, architects, engineers, and home builders in north and west Texas, California, New Jersey, New York, Washington, D.C., and Oklahoma. U.S. Concrete, Inc. was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Euless, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Shares of U.S. Concrete(NASDAQ:USCR) gained 12.5% in February, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. That advance, however, came in the wake of horrid performance in 2018: Through February, the stock had lost roughly half its value since the start of last year. But the news here isn’t all bad.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    US Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Three growth stocks I’d buy right now are animal health leader Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS), ready-mix concrete specialistU.S. Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR), and leading biodiesel producerRenewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI). Here’s why.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018

Wall Street on Monday didn’t just cash in on one winner, or a daily double, or even a trifecta. It notched astock market-style superfecta, with all four major U.S. stock indexes — representing blue chip names, technology stocks, small caps and large-company stocks — all closing at record highs on the same day for the first time in 17years.

The post-election rallybegan two weeks ago with so-called “Red Stocks” ripping higher after Republican Donald Trump’s surprise win on Nov. 8. The rally, which has been fueled by hopes that the president-elect’s growth-friendly policies will finallyjolt the U.S. economy out of its multi-year doldrums, has spreadto virtually every corner of the stock market.

All-time highs were in abundance tostart the week: Blue chips in the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 89 points to a record 18,956.69, extending its 2016 gain to nearly 9%.The benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 finished 0.8% higher at 2198.18, its highest close ever. The tech-packed Nasdaq composite rallied 0.9% to a record 5368.86. And the Russell 2000, a stock index filled with the market’s smallest companies, extendedits winning streak to 12 sessions on its way to an all time record close of 1322.23 and a 16.4% gain for the year. That is the Russell 2000’s longest winning streak since June 2003.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: Flagstar Bancorp, Inc.(FBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    When Alessandro DiNello was named CEO of Flagstar Bancorp Inc (NYSE: FBC) in 2013, the bank was on a financial precipice.

    The bank’s business was almost entirely mortgages. As the industry unraveled nationally, Flagstar accepted $267 million in TARP money in 2009 — as well as private equity financing — to maintain solvency.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: Summer Infant Inc.(SUMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Childrens Placeoutperforming last year before leveling off into a range while mid cap peerCarter’s, Inc (NYSE: CRI) is nearing previous highs againand small cap Summer Infant, Inc (NASDAQ: SUMR) is well below previous highs:

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: Agrium Inc.(AGU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Gains are being seen elsewhere as well, except in shares of The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS). AgriumInc. (NYSE: AGU) was up almost 3% at $91.95 in late Monday trading, although this one held up much better in the destructive news phase when the alarming news roiled these stocks. The big winner is Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI), with a gain of 7% to $16.20 in late-Monday trading.

  • [By Chad Fraser]

    The agriculture ETF is heavily weighted toward the U.S., with 45.8% of its assets there, but it is geographically diverse, with exposure to countries such as Canada (9.9%), Switzerland (8.5%), Japan (6.7%) and Singapore (5.1%).

    Potash Cartel Breakup Has Weighed on This Agriculture ETF

    The ETF’s unit price declined in the first half of 2013, partly because of the breakup of the Belarusian Potash Company (BPC), through which Russia’s Uralkali, the world’s No. 1 potash producer, and Belaruskali of Belarus distribute their potash. The market is dominated by BPC and Canpotex, owned by Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT), Mosaic and Agrium Inc. (NYSE: AGU).

    Together, the two cartels control 70% of global potash exports, so the breakup of BPC will result in a more fractured market, which seems likely to push potash prices lower. Shares of major potash producers fell sharply on the news, as did Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF due to its potash stock holdings, which include Agrium, Potash Corp. and Mosaic.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Agri-Input Companies — Seeds/ Fertilizers/Pesticides Manufacturers

    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON): +68.82 percent since 2011. Syngenta AG (ADR) (NYSE: SYT): +56.26 percent since 2011. Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS): -63.1 percent since 2011. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (USA) (NYSE: POT): -67.8 percent since 2011. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF): +5.04 percent since 2011. Agrium Inc. (USA) (NYSE: AGU): +1.10 percent since 2011.

    Agri-Finance Companies

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy 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.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated(CORT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week:Corcept Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CORT), Customers Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: CUBI), Ellie Mae Inc. (NYSE: ELLI), Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) and Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA).

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Flagstar Bancorp, Inc.(FBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    When Alessandro DiNello was named CEO of Flagstar Bancorp Inc (NYSE: FBC) in 2013, the bank was on a financial precipice.

    The bank’s business was almost entirely mortgages. As the industry unraveled nationally, Flagstar accepted $267 million in TARP money in 2009 — as well as private equity financing — to maintain solvency.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Freeport-McMoran, Inc.(FCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today as the dollar rose and copper prices fell.

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    Freeport-McMoRandropped 4.9% to $13.31 today, while the S&P 500 fell 0.6% to 2,381.92. The ICE U.S. Dollar Index rose 0.4% today, and
    Front Month Comex Copper for March delivery declined 1.7% to $2.6795 today.

    Axiom Capital’s Gordon Johnson warns that iron ore prices might be ready to drop:

    Beware: An Imminent End to an Epic Restock Suggests Iron Ore Prices May Snap Back Toward Fundamentals. Our work suggests ~70% of global iron ore demand can be met at a cash cost of <$23/t; add in $8/t for interest, CAPEX, & other, & we get to a breakeven of $31/t. In addition, w/ inventory restocking & current prices making further investment attractive, despite current excesses, we believe iron ore prices should be ~$40/t (i.e., below marginal costs); in this fashion, w/ Chinese real estate investment on the decline, we view iron ore spot prices >$62/t as a stretch. So what has been propping prices? In our view, one word restocking; first by the mills, undergoing the biggest restocking effort of Chinese steel in >6-yrs., & then by the traders, which have built their iron ore port stocks to a record, w/ days of inventory at a 2.5-yr. high (Ex. 18-19). Yet, w/ data pointing to peak steel inventory, implying risk to n-term ore demand, & the govt probing speculative trading, we see the current restocking cycle as very much so in the later innings

    Freeport-McMoRan’s market capitalization fell to $19.2 billion today from $20.2 billion yesterday. It reported a net loss of $4 billion on sales of $14.8 billion in 2016.

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    Some energy stocks just cant seem to catch a break and Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) is one of those energy stocks. As we all know, FCX made some bad moves and decided to get into the oil business just as prices were peaking. That wouldnt be so bad, if it wasnt for the massive debt it took out to buy stakes in the gulf and other regions.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) which jumped 5.1% to $12.90. The stocks 52-week range is $8.76 to $17.06. Volume was 23.36 million which is below the daily average of around 29.12 million shares.

  • [By ]

    Thats where our own copper comeback play Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) comes into play. You wont hear a lot of talk about copper or FCX in the financial media these days. But if we turn to the charts, its easy to see Dr. Coppers impressive turnaround move that started to unfold earlier this year. After years of pain and suffering, a sustainable rally is in the works.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) ledthe S&P 500 today lower today after metal prices fell on concerns that President Donald J. Trump won’t be able to pass his pro-growth agenda.

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    Freeport-McMoRandropped 4.7% to $12.21, while the S&P 500 dipped 0.1% to 2,341.59.

    Evercore ISI’s Dennis DeBusschere and team discuss the impact of the healthcare failure on risky assists like commodities:

    Risk assets are lower globally as the USD continues to lead bond yields, global equities and commodity prices lower. The DXY is down -3% since March 10th and the declines accelerated overnight as investor concerns over the size, timing and likelihood of fiscal stimulus grow. In addition, PBoC Governor Zhou Xiaochuan noted that China is at the end of ultra-easing measures. The recent drumbeat of news from China noting that they are moving away from growth at all costs has helped push commodity prices lower. Declines in copper, iron ore and steel accelerated overnight.

    Freeport-McMoRan’s market capitalization fell to $17.6 billion.It reported a net lossof $3.9 billion on sales of $14.6 billion in 2016.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    In February, the shortest month of the year, copper, gold, and oil company Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX) saw its shares tumble by nearly 20%. After a roughly 95% price gain in 2016, it was a painful reminder of years past, when Freeport-McMoRan was dealing with the aftermath of an ill-timed oil investment.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lifeway Foods, Inc.(LWAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for Dean Foods Co shows a positive but not spectacular long term return as small cap Lifeway Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: LWAY) has been more volatile and non-dairy desert stock Tofutti Brands Inc (NYSEMKT: TOF) has given a moderately positive performance:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Last Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small capdairy health food product stock Lifeway Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: LWAY):

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Gap, Inc. (The)(GPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Lululemon Athletica basically range boundwhile other players in the athletic apparel or yoga space like large capsUnder Armour Inc (NYSE: UA), Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE) and The Gap Inc (NYSE: GPS) have performed better except for the latter:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Gap (NYSE:GPS), the parent company of Old Navy, Gap, and Banana Republic, trades at 14 times earnings. It pays a forward yield of 3.9%, which is supported by a payout ratio of 55%. The company has hiked that dividend annually for seven straight years.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Gap Inc (NYSE: GPS) shares dropped 16 percent to $25.74. Gap posted in-line profit for its third quarter. However, the company reported a decline in quarterly sales.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid cap clothing retailer stockThe Gap Incs (NYSE: GPS)reported Q1 earnings after the market closed Thursday with shares up in premarket trading Old Navy, the company’s biggest brand by revenue,posted its fifth consecutive year of sales growth in 2016. Net sales were flat year over year at$3.4 billion (the translation of foreign currencies into U.S. dollars negatively impacted net sales by about $11 million). Gap Incs comparable sales were up 2% versus a 5% decrease last year with Old Navy Globals comparable salesup 8% versus negative 6% last year; Gap Globals comparable saleswere down4% versus negative 3%last year; and Banana Republic Globals comparable saleswere down4% versus negative 11% last year. Net income was $143 million versus net income of$127 million.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(AMAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAG) were down around 36 percent to $22.95. Before the open, the issue company issued FY 2017 sales that surrounded current estimates. Also, the company announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PTN) for North American rights to Rekyndatm. Raymond James downgraded AMAG Pharmaceuticals from Market Perform to Underperform.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Makena is the flagship drug from AMAG Pharmaceuticals (AMAG); the drug helps reduce the risk of preterm birth.

    The company’s blood registry preserves newborn stem cells used to treat blood and immune disorders.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018

With the first Presidential Debate over with, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter had this to say about what to invest in if Hillary Clinton were to win the election:

Should Clinton end up being the chosen one, the results are likely to favor those multi-nationals with above average exposure to revenue from abroad, various areas of tech, big data and anything else that is likely to benefit from the big getting bigger.

These aren’t political opinions, these are strictly observations I’ve made over the years and years of watching how our Presidents have affected various sectors of the markets, and more importantly how they can change them.

Its actually not too hard to expand and narrow down theabove andrather broad list to a few specific sectors or stocks as aside from any MNC who has helped to fund the Clinton Fountation or Hillary Clinton’s campaign (e.g. Wall Street, the big banks, Big Tech in Silicon Valley etc), let’s consider just what the modern Democratic party stands for………..

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Liberty Interactive Corporation(LVNTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of General Communication, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNCMA) got a boost, shooting up 63 percent to $33.43 after Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LVNTA) announced plans to acquire General Communication for $1.12 billion.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Prism Technologies Group, Inc.(PRZM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of TOWERVIEW LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=TOWERVIEW+LLC

    These are the top 5 holdings of TOWERVIEW LLCTejon Ranch Co (TRC) – 2,795,000 shares, 28.55% of the total portfolio. Saga Communications Inc (SGA) – 1,196,723 shares, 28.51% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.22%Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS) – 2,375,000 shares, 10.25% of the total portfolio. Corning Inc (GLW) – 600,000 shares, 7.56% of the total portfolio. Barnes & Noble Education Inc

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of TOWERVIEW LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=TOWERVIEW+LLC

    These are the top 5 holdings of TOWERVIEW LLCTejon Ranch Co (TRC) – 2,795,000 shares, 28.55% of the total portfolio. Saga Communications Inc (SGA) – 1,196,723 shares, 28.51% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.22%Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS) – 2,375,000 shares, 10.25% of the total portfolio. Corning Inc (GLW) – 600,000 shares, 7.56% of the total portfolio. Barnes & Noble Education Inc

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Flagstar Bancorp, Inc.(FBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    When Alessandro DiNello was named CEO of Flagstar Bancorp Inc (NYSE: FBC) in 2013, the bank was on a financial precipice.

    The bank’s business was almost entirely mortgages. As the industry unraveled nationally, Flagstar accepted $267 million in TARP money in 2009 — as well as private equity financing — to maintain solvency.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: HP Inc.(HPQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Zeiler]

    Some big-name examples of profitable companies that paid zilch in taxes 2015 include General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM), United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL), Weyerhauser Co. (NYSE: WY), and Hewlett Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) released fiscal first-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company said that it had $0.38 in earnings per share (EPS) and $12.68 billion in revenue. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters called for $0.37 in EPS and $11.85 billion in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.36 in EPS and $12.25 billion in revenue.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, technology shares fell 0.11 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ), down 7 percent, and iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) down 8 percent.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    HP Inc.’s (NYSE: HPQ) latest quarterly earnings report is expected on Wednesday. The consensus estimates are calling for a $0.39 in earnings per share (EPS) and $11.88 billion in revenue. Shares closed trading most recently at $19.00, in a 52-week range of $11.40 to $19.49. The consensus price target is $18.79.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Lannett Co Inc(LCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap generic pharmaceutical stock Lannett Company, Inc (NYSE: LCI) is thethird most shorted stock on the NYSE with short interest of 52.86% according toHighshortinterest.com.Lannett Company, founded in 1942, develops, manufactures, packages, markets and distributes generic pharmaceutical products for a wide range of medical indications and therapeutic areas. The Company believe that its ability to select viable products for development, efficiently develop such products (including obtaining any applicable regulatory approvals), vertically integrateitself into certain specialty markets and achieve economies in production are all critical for its success in the generic pharmaceutical industry in which it operates.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE: EW) announced plans to buy Valtech Cardio for $340 million in cash and stock. The company also announced a $1 billion buyback plan.
    Epizyme Inc (NASDAQ: EPZM) disclosed that it has received Fast Track designation for tazemetostat.
    Athene Holding Ltd. (NYSE: ATH) reported that it has priced its 23.8 million share IPO between $38 per share and $42 per share.
    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) reported the approval for its Metaxalone Tablets USP, 800 mg.

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    We’ve compiled a list of the most heavily shorted stocks to show you which stocks have the most negative sentiment on the market…

    Company Name (Ticker)Short FloatShare PriceHanwha Q Cells Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: HQCL)98.52%$ 8.88Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN)91.59%$ 8.53Weight Watchers International Inc. (NYSE: WTW)67.92%$12.57INSYS Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: INSY)66.71%$10.74Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO)66.34%$33.17Nutanix Inc. (Nasdaq: NTNX)65.65%$31.96Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT)55.15%$ 6.06Weibo Corp. (Nasdaq ADR: WB)53.83%$55.26RPC Inc. (NYSE: RES)53.62%$21.19Straight Path Communications Inc. (NYSEMKT: STRP)49.27%$34.79Momo Inc. (Nasdaq ADR: MOMO)48.63%$26.80Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE: SRG)46.91%$44.87Lannett Company Inc. (NYSE: LCI)45.46%$23.00Gogo Inc. (Nasdaq: GOGO)43.98%$ 9.10Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA (Nasdaq: ASPS)42.78%$22.73Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE ADR: CMCM)40.86%$10.00

    Some investors think the only way to profit from the stock market is to buy stocks and wait for the price to rise. However, these investors are missing out on the massive profit opportunity that comes from shorting stocks.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: CarMax Inc(KMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CarMax, Inc (NYSE: KMX) reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.

    CarMax reported Q4 earnings of $0.81 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion. Analysts expected earnings of $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.93 billion.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The car-shopping experience is a much-hated process for many shoppers, and auto seller CarMax (NYSE:KMX) has aimed to change that for the better through a combination of broad vehicle selection and no-hassle sales methods. That approach has given many people positive views of the company, and coming into its fiscal fourth-quarter report on Thursday, CarMax investors had hoped that the approach would pay off in higher sales and profits. CarMax saw particular strength in its used-car market during the quarter, and that helped produce positive momentum that it hopes will persist into the coming fiscal year.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Trevena Inc (NASDAQ: TRVN) rose 10.8 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.97 percent on Wednesday.
    Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE: YUMC) rose 10.2 percent to $31.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB) rose 9.1 percent to $11.39 in pre-market trading after dropping 5.26 percent on Wednesday.
    Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) rose 8.9 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after surging 73.08 percent on Wednesday.
    Coach Inc (NYSE: COH) rose 6.7 percent to $41.98 in pre-market trading. Coach named Ian Bickley as President, Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances.
    Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ: SPNS) shares rose 6.1 percent to $13.91 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.54 percent on Wednesday.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) rose 6.1 percent to $149.15 in pre-market trading. Jazz Pharma reached a settlement with Hikma Pharma related to Xyrem patent case. Mizuho downgraded Jazz from Buy to Neutral.
    Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBKR) shares rose 6 percent to $36.72 in pre-market trading after declining 0.03 percent on Wednesday.
    Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ: RWLK) rose 5.3 percent to $2.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs purchased 28 added Exoskeleton Systems.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: MACK) rose 5.1 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading. Merrimack declared a $1.06 special dividend.
    BioTime, Inc. (NYSE: BTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading. BioTime, reported the formation of new subsidiary AgeX Therapeutics, Inc.
    Akari Therapeutics PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ: AKTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $12.26 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Wednesday.
    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) rose 3.6 percent to $39.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than
  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was CarMax Inc. (NYSE: KMX) which rose about 8% to $74.18. The stocks 52-week range is $47.50 to $74.57. Volume was roughly 8.7 million compared to its average volume of 1.7 million.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    CarMax (KMX) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after the used car retailer beat third-quarter earnings forecasts.

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    CarMaxgained 6.1% to $66.16 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.4% to 2,270.76.

    As my colleague Johanna Bennett noted earlier today:

    The nations largest used vehicle retailer said that it earned 72 cents a share in the quarter, a penny ahead of analysts estimates. Revenue rose 4.4% year over year to $3.7 billion, just shy of the $3.75 billion consensus estimate.

    CarMax’s market capitalization rose to $12.6 billion today from $11.9 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $623 million on sales of $15.2 billion in fiscal 2016.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: USG Corporation(USG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    USG Corp. (NYSE: USG) was reiterated as Hold but the price target was raised to $35 from $29 (versus a $34.23 close) at Jefferies.

    Thursday’s top analyst upgrades and downgradesincluded Biogen, Goldcorp, GoPro, Oracle, Sirius XM, Tyson Foods, Ciena and many more.

  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    Homebuilders like Lennar, PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), and D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) could benefit from a strengthening housing recovery. If you’re bullish on housing, you might want to take a step back and think about other companies in that space. Home improvement stores like Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) and Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) could get a boost as well as companies that supply products for new homes like Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) and USG Corporation(NYSE: USG).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: New York REIT, Inc.(NYRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New York REIT Inc. (NYSE: NYRT) dropped about 2% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $4.95 after closing at $5.05 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $10.15. Volume was around 4 million, about 40% above the daily average of around 2.9million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New York REIT Inc. (NYSE: NYRT) dropped about 2.9% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $8.01after closing Tuesday at $8.25. The 52-week high is $10.15. Volume of around 4.7 million shares traded was more than triple the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New York REIT Inc. (NYSE: NYRT) also matched a 52-week low of $3.90 Monday. The stock’s 52-week high is $10.15. Volume of about 1.7 million was about 20% below the daily average. The company had no specific news. The stock is set to close up about 0.3% today.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Cidara Therapeutics, Inc.(CDTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Equity Residential(EQR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Powell]

    Steve Halpern: Another real estate position that you own is Equity Residential (EQR), which is a real estate investment trust. What’s your outlook for that?

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Equity Residential (EQR), one of the biggest companies or components of the S&P 500 real estate index, owns 315 high-quality apartment properties in top U.S. growth markets, including Boston, New York, Washington, Seattle, San Francisco and Southern California.

stock market newsletter

General Mills has a case of yogurt-induced indigestion. The company reported lower than expected second quarter earnings results Tuesday — in part because of continued declines from its line of Yoplait yogurts.

General Mills reported $4.1 billion in second quarter revenue, a figure that marks a 7% drop year-over-year and fell just under the $4.19 billion Wall Street consensus. Net earnings for the quarter fell 9% to $481.8 million, or 80 cents per share. Excluding one-time items, the company recorded 85 cents in second quarter earnings per share, missing the analyst consensus by three cents a share.

Company execs attributed the top-line sales decline to volume reductions in its U.S. and international segments — and in both of these areas, yogurt was a pain point. In the U.S., gains in Annie’s Homegrown products and Totino’s frozen snacks were offset by diminished Yoplait, Pillsbury refrigerated dough, and Progresso soup. In Europe, strong Haagen-Dazs ice cream sales were offset by weakness in Yoplait products.

stock market newsletter: Lowe’s Companies Inc.(LOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    That’s why many investors shop among the short list ofDividend Aristocrats, which are companies that boast an unbroken streak of at least 25 years of consecutive payout raises. A few members of that elite group have fallen out of favor recently and could represent solid long-term buys. Below, we’ll look at the prospects for market-beating returns fromCoca-Cola(NYSE:KO),Target(NYSE:TGT), andLowe’s(NYSE:LOW).

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Mass Layoffs in 2017 No. 4, Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW): Lowe’s announced on Jan. 13 it would be eliminating almost 3,000 positions in order to shift to a new store shopping model.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) reported better-than-expected results for its third quarter.

    Lowe's reported Q3 earnings of $1.05 per share on revenue of $16.77 billion. However, analysts were expecting a profit of $1.03 per share on sales of $16.59 billion. Its comparable sales gained 5.7 percent during the quarter.

stock market newsletter: Veeva Systems Inc.(VEEV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    HR and payroll specialist Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC), mortgage software provider Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI), and cloud computing king for drug companies Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) are the three best software companies you could buy in 2017. They share three key traits that any investor can love: high switching costs, blazing growth rates, and founders or CEOs with lots of skin in the game.

  • [By Keith Speights, Brian Stoffel, and George Budwell]

    Healthcare is changing rapidly. Which companies will emerge as the huge winners with these major changes? We asked three of our healthcare contributors to weigh in on the subject. Here’s whyAbbVie (NYSE:ABBV),Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), and Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) could represent bold bets on the future of healthcare.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested mid cap global life sciencescloud-based software solutions stock Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE: VEEV) as a bullish long trade for investors who have patience:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid cap global life sciencescloud-based software solutions stock Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE: VEEV) reported fiscal Q1 2018 earnings after the market closed yesterday with earningsbeating expectations. Total revenuesincreased 32% to$157.9 million as subscription services revenues rose 33% to $127.3 million whilenet incomeincreased 57% to $36.0million. The CEO commented:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    To say that Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) has performed well as a publicly traded company would be an understatement. While the stock itself is actually down since its post-IPO days, the company’s fundamentals have vastly improved during that time frame.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Cloud software vendor Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) has had some extraordinary success selling its products to companies in the life sciences. It is now preparing to extend its reach into other industries, and long-term investors should be excited about the potential for the long runway of growth that could result.

stock market newsletter: Neptune Technologies & Bioresources Inc(NEPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, our Under the Radar Movers newsletter suggested small cap functional ingredient stock Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (NASDAQ: NEPT) as a long/bullish trade:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (NASDAQ: NEPT) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $9.70 million.

    Apigee Corp (NASDAQ: APIC) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.27 per share on revenue of $23.17 million.

stock market newsletter: Flagstar Bancorp, Inc.(FBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    When Alessandro DiNello was named CEO of Flagstar Bancorp Inc (NYSE: FBC) in 2013, the bank was on a financial precipice.

    The bank’s business was almost entirely mortgages. As the industry unraveled nationally, Flagstar accepted $267 million in TARP money in 2009 — as well as private equity financing — to maintain solvency.

stock market newsletter: trivago N.V. (TRVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Online travel company Travel BV (NASDAQ: TRVG), better known as trivago, raised $287 million on the sale of 26.1 million American Depositary Shares (ADSs) at $11, below the expected range of $13 to $15. ADSs popped 7.7% for the Friday offering.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Trivago NV – ADR (NASDAQ: TRVG) shares dropped 18 percent to $12.29 after the company lowered its guidance.

    Shares of At Home Group Inc (NYSE: HOME) were down 10 percent to $23.19. At Home Group reported Q2 adjusted earnings of $0.18 per share on revenue of $232.1 million.

  • [By Diane Alter]

    Trivago NV (Nasdaq: TRVG) is a German hotel-search company. It priced its initial public offering of 26.1 million American depositary shares (ADSs) at $11 apiece. That was below its projected number of shares and price range. The company had expected to offer 28.5 ADSs at $13 to $15 each.

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    Investors flock to stocks because they potentially offer lucrative growth, like the 55% gains of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) just in 2017 alone. But stocks can also be volatile. Trivago NV (Nasdaq: TRVG), for instance, is down 44% on the year, and there’s a list of plenty of other underperformers in 2017 that have lost investors’ hard-earned money.

stock market newsletter: Arrow Electronics, Inc.(ARW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Mathews]

    Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) is one of the world’s largest distributors of electric components and computer products. During 2015, ARW struggled primarily due to unfavorable currency fluctuations. However, the company has been seasonal toward the end of the year, especially in Europe, and is expected to carry that positive momentum into the New Year. Arrow has packaged its core products and value-added services into a comprehensive solution that lowers the cost base over a product’s lifetime, yet adds higher client engagement. With a diversified product line and successful current strategy, Arrow is well positioned to grow to a target price of $65.