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Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2019

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Spectacular falls in the cost of wind, solar and battery technology mean that clean energy is increasingly pushing coal and gas out of the world&a;rsquo;s electricity generation mix in a &a;ldquo;chilling&a;rdquo; development for the future of fossil fuel power generation.

Research group Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has released its latest report on the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) and it suggests that President Donald Trump&a;rsquo;s attempts to revive the U.S. coal industry is doomed to failure. That&a;rsquo;s because the price of battery storage has tumbled by 79% since 2010, from $1,000/kWh to $209/kWh while both wind and solar power have fallen by 18% in just a year.

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Autodesk, Inc.(ADSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Shares of Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) outpaced the market last month, rising 20% compared to a 3% increase in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    There has been a lot to like about Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) over the past few years. The company has leveraged its position as a business software supplier to add products and customers and made a change to a subscription business model that should stabilize revenue and add long-term value. 

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) have trended positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Autodesk earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the software company an impact score of 46.5797902768791 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Broadwind Energy Inc.(BWEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Matthews International (NASDAQ: MATW) and Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Matthews International (NASDAQ: MATW) and Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Flowers Foods, Inc.(FLO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders sold shares of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) on strength during trading on Wednesday. $2.52 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $7.23 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $4.71 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Flowers Foods had the 33rd highest net out-flow for the day. Flowers Foods traded up $0.17 for the day and closed at $19.39

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Novare Capital Management LLC lowered its holdings in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) by 35.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 12,835 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,115 shares during the quarter. Novare Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Flowers Foods were worth $281,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Flowers Foods Inc  (NYSE:FLO)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Hardinge Inc.(HDNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Rich Smith, and Sean Williams]

    Wall Street has a bad habit of focusing only on the largest and most interesting stories. That means that smaller, and sometimes boring, companies don’t always get the analyst attention they deserve — and that can spell opportunity if you are willing to do the extra legwork to get to know some unknown names. Three Motley Fool investors came up with these stocks to start you off with today: Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG), OrganiGram Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQOTH:OGRMF), and Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. (NYSE:OR).

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: McGrath RentCorp(MGRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ: MGRC) and Triton International (NYSE:TRTN) are both finance 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 Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) VP Kay Dashner sold 1,993 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.30, for a total transaction of $130,142.90. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 4,891 shares in the company, valued at approximately $319,382.30. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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    Operator

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: General Employment Enterprises, Inc.(JOB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares jumped 17 percent to $3.65.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares rose 13.5 percent to $11.70.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) gained 11.6 percent to $6.75 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares jumped 11.2 percent to $14.95. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares gained 11 percent to $2.2199.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) surged 10.8 percent to $4.50.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) rose 10.1 percent to $3.39.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) climbed 9.6 percent to $32.10. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares jumped 9.1 percent to $25.66. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 8.4 percent to $75.65 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Command Security Corporation (NYSE: MOC) shares gained 6.4 percent to $3.0960 after the company disclosed a $23 million five-year contract with LaGuardia Gateway Partners for LaGuardia Airport New Central Terminal Building.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 6.2 percent to $2.41 after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.7 percent to $69.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) gained 4.9 percent to $18.035. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Hanesbrands from Hold to Buy.
    M
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 78.82 percent to close at $7.26 on Monday.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares jumped 18 percent to close at $2.36.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) climbed 15.7 percent to close at $7.00 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) gained 17.21 percent to close at $3.61.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) rose 14.16 percent to close at $33.45. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares jumped 12.79 percent to close at $25.58.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares gained 11.52 percent to close at $15.00. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 10.94 percent to close at $22.91.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares rose 10.76 percent to close at $26.05. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares rose 10.02 percent to close at $6.48.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares gained 8.37 percent to close at $2.46 on Monday after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares gained 7.81 percent to close at $11.11.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 7.26 percent to close at $70.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 6.66 percent to close at $74.45 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Hanesbrands Inc.
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st

Top Value Stocks To Buy Right Now

KEMET Co. (NYSE:KEM) fell 5.5% during trading on Thursday after an insider sold shares in the company. The stock traded as low as $17.27 and last traded at $17.46. 1,957,336 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 32% from the average session volume of 1,481,909 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.48.

Specifically, Director Robert G. Paul sold 11,998 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.61, for a total transaction of $223,282.78. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 82,503 shares in the company, valued at $1,535,380.83. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP Ronald James Assaf sold 3,333 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.39, for a total value of $71,292.87. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 80,556 shares in the company, valued at $1,723,092.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 146,997 shares of company stock worth $2,772,480. Company insiders own 2.95% of the company’s stock.

Top Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ideal Power Inc.(IPWR)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Ideal Power (NASDAQ:IPWR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ideal Power earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.8284728476176 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ideal Power (NASDAQ: IPWR) and Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Ideal Power (IPWR) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $390,000.00 (americanbankingnews.com) -$0.15 EPS Expected for Ideal Power (IPWR) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Ideal Power Receives 1.1 Megawatt Purchase Order for its SunDial™ Plus Inverters (investingnews.com) Ideal Power Receives 1.1 Megawatt Purchase Order for its SunDial™ Plus Inverters from NEXTracker for One of the Largest Solar-and-Storage Installations in Iowa (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ideal Power from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.50 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $4.00 price target on shares of Ideal Power in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Roth Capital reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $1.00 price target on shares of Ideal Power in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, B. Riley cut shares of Ideal Power from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $5.00 to $2.50 in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Ideal Power currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.00.

Top Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Flowers Foods, Inc.(FLO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Novare Capital Management LLC lowered its holdings in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) by 35.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 12,835 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,115 shares during the quarter. Novare Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Flowers Foods were worth $281,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio decreased its position in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) by 12.0% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 106,729 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,529 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio’s holdings in Flowers Foods were worth $2,223,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders sold shares of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) on strength during trading on Wednesday. $2.52 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $7.23 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $4.71 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Flowers Foods had the 33rd highest net out-flow for the day. Flowers Foods traded up $0.17 for the day and closed at $19.39

Top Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Heartland Financial USA, Inc.(HTLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) – Stock analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies raised their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Heartland Financial USA in a research note issued on Tuesday, January 29th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst N. Race now expects that the bank will earn $1.03 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $1.02. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Heartland Financial USA’s Q3 2019 earnings at $1.14 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.15 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $4.42 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.77 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $53.33.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019

CHICAGO Michael Ferro, the former chairman of newspaper publishing chain Tronc, has agreed to sell his 25% stake in the company for $208.6 million, according to a filing made by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission late Friday.

Ferro, who resigned last month as chairman of the company that publishes the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, New York Daily News and other newspapers, will sell his entire stake owned through his venture Merrick Media to McCormick Media, according to the filing.

The buyer is connected to the McCormick family that has owned the Tribune for much of its history, the Tribune reports. McCormick Media will pay $23 per share for more than 9 million shares. Tronc stock closed at 17.15 per share Friday, up 4.19%.

A spokeswoman for Tronc did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: BankUnited, Inc.(BKU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas trimmed its holdings in BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) by 35.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 23,661 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 13,097 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in BankUnited were worth $946,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $277.17 Million (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Insider Sells $40,630.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.79 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Contrast: BankUnited (BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) (americanbankingnews.com)

    NYSE BKU opened at $40.62 on Wednesday. BankUnited has a 12-month low of $30.37 and a 12-month high of $43.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 0.96. The company has a market capitalization of $4.30 billion, a PE ratio of 15.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.04.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BankUnited (NYSE: BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Calamos Global Total Return Fund(CGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cogeco Inc. (TSE:CGO) hit a new 52-week low on Monday . The stock traded as low as C$58.08 and last traded at C$58.12, with a volume of 14200 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at C$58.35.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Four Corners Property Trust, Inc.(FCPT)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC trimmed its position in Four Corners Property (NYSE:FCPT) by 12.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 61,299 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 8,843 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned 0.10% of Four Corners Property worth $1,415,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Castle Brands, Inc.(ROX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Castle Brands (NYSEAMERICAN:ROX) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,422,984 shares, a decrease of 5.8% from the April 30th total of 6,815,151 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 169,266 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 37.9 days. Currently, 7.2% of the company’s stock are sold short.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Flowers Foods, Inc.(FLO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) by 14.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,940,432 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 246,581 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Flowers Foods were worth $42,418,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    FlorinCoin (FLO) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was June 17th, 2013. FlorinCoin’s total supply is 144,115,914 coins. FlorinCoin’s official website is flo.cash. FlorinCoin’s official Twitter account is @FLOblockchain and its Facebook page is accessible here. The Reddit community for FlorinCoin is /r/floblockchain and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Intrepid Potash, Inc(IPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund grew its position in shares of Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI) by 24.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 98,007 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,200 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned about 0.08% of Intrepid Potash worth $357,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Stocks rebounded on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbing back from triple-digit losses early in the session to finish with a modest gain. Market participants were initially nervous because of the continued upward pressure on interest rates and their potential negative impact on the U.S. economy. But later in the day, confidence returned, and the steadfast market reversed course. Several individual stocks had much larger advances. Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC), Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX), and Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
    Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hi-Crush Partners (NYSE: HCLP) and Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated(LGND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell, Keith Speights, and Brian Feroldi]

    Investing in biotech stocks can be risky because clinical trial failures can lead to eye-popping drops in share prices. Nevertheless, the potential to benefit from revolutionary new medicines can make owning biotech stocks in a diversified portfolio smart. If you’re hunting for new biotech stocks to buy, these three Motley Fool investors think you should considerLigand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND), Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX), and Amarin Corporation (NASDAQ:AMRN). Each of these companies has catalysts that could make now a good time to pick up shares.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:LGND) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $159.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its stake in shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:LGND) by 30.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 56,216 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,219 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned 0.27% of Ligand Pharmaceuticals worth $9,285,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The biotechnology company reported $1.55 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.57 by $0.98, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $56.16 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $43.02 million. Ligand Pharmaceuticals had a net margin of 8.90% and a return on equity of 14.44%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 91.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.57 earnings per share. Ligand Pharmaceuticals updated its FY18 guidance to $4.85 EPS.

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    A number of research firms recently issued reports on LGND. TheStreet raised Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a “c+” rating to an “a-” rating in a research report on Wednesday. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating and set a $170.00 price objective on shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $171.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. BidaskClub cut Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, Roth Capital lifted their price objective on Ligand Pharmaceuticals from $158.00 to $171.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $161.00.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Innoviva, Inc. (INVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Lastly, there’s Innoviva (NASDAQ:INVA), which isn’t a traditional drug stock, per se. Innoviva is a royalty company that’s currently reaping benefits from a group of long-lasting COPD and asthma medications that were developed in cooperation with GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK). You know these medicines today as Breo Ellipta and Anoro Ellipta, to name a few.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

    With this in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors to name one healthcare stock that’s tops on their list for the month of June. These three mid-cap stocks made the cut: royalty drug company Innoviva (NASDAQ:INVA), mental illness treatment center operator Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC), and health savings account provider HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd.(HOLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:HOLI) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $21.44.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    China’s Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) stock is up 14.3% as of 11:30 a.m. EDT, after hitting a high as much as 26% above yesterday’s close earlier this morning.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares were also up, gaining 24 percent to $27.3947 following Q3 results.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Echo Global Logistics, Inc.(ECHO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ: ECHO) and C.H. Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ:CHRW) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Forward Air (NASDAQ: FWRD) and Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ:ECHO) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 China Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Three big Western companies are investigating allegations that prisoners in China made packaging bearing their brand names.

Household products group 3M, and fashion retailers H&M and C&A are responding to an article published by the Financial Times last week in which a British corporate investigator who was imprisoned in China said he witnessed fellow inmates making packaging that carried the names of the companies.

Peter Humphrey was arrested in China in 2013 on charges that his risk consultancy firm illegally acquired private data of Chinese citizens while doing work for corporate clients. He has consistently denied the charges, but was found guilty in 2014 and spent nearly two years behind bars.

“Our men made packaging parts. So much for corporate social responsibility,” Humphrey wrote in the Financial Times article, referring to his fellow prisoners. “I recognized well-known brands — 3M, C&A, H&M.”

Humphrey wrote that the firms involved may not have known prison labor was being used to make their products. The inmates earned about 120 yuan ($19) a month for their work, he added. That’s a fraction of average wages in China’s vast manufacturing industry.

Top 5 China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tenaris S.A.(TS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Tenaris (NYSE:TS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning.

    Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Piper Jaffray set a $40.00 target price on Tenaris and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Saturday, March 10th. Guggenheim restated a buy rating and set a $46.00 price objective on shares of Tenaris in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Barclays restated a buy rating and set a $41.00 price objective on shares of Tenaris in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Loop Capital boosted their price objective on Tenaris from $39.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 22nd. Finally, Citigroup upgraded Tenaris from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $43.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. Tenaris currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $39.08.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tenaris (NYSE:TS)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $40.64 and last traded at $40.38, with a volume of 99958 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $39.90.

Top 5 China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cedar Fair, L.P.(FUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cedar Fair Entertainment (FUN)

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    Want proof? We asked these Motley Fool investors to highlight a dividend stock that pays a higher yield than Verizon. Here’s why they pickedTanger Factory Outlets (NYSE:SKT), Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN), andSTORE Capital (NYSE:STOR).

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN) reported first-quarter financial results on May 2. The amusement park master limited partnership is enjoying strong early-season sales, and management is confident that it will hit its annual distribution growth targets.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    We now have the quarterly updates for all five of the country’s leading theme park and regional amusement park operators, and it’s safe to say the first three months of 2018 blew out the same three-month period of 2017. Six Flags (NYSE:SIX), Cedar Fair(NYSE:FUN), andSeaWorld Entertainment(NYSE:SEAS)joined the theme park segments of Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) in posting double-digit revenue growth in the latest quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cedar Fair Entertainment (NYSE: FUN) and The Madison Square Garden (NYSE:MSG) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 5 China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CACI International, Inc.(CACI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 5 China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Astec Industries, Inc.(ASTE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Douglas Dynamics (NYSE: PLOW) and Astec Industries (NASDAQ:ASTE) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dean Investment Associates LLC boosted its holdings in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) by 5.1% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 59,000 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,870 shares during the period. Dean Investment Associates LLC’s holdings in Astec Industries were worth $3,256,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Astec Industries (NASDAQ:ASTE) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $67.25.

Top 5 China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Flowers Foods, Inc.(FLO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) by 14.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,940,432 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 246,581 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Flowers Foods were worth $42,418,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) was upgraded by analysts at Consumer Edge from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

    Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE:HE) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Hawaiian Electric kick started 2018 on a mixed note. While the company’s first-quarter earnings came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate, revenues beat the consensus mark. The company is the largest provider of electricity in the state of Hawaii, as a result of which it outperformed the broader industry in past twelve months. It continues to make systematic investments in utility infrastructure development projects, primarily adding new generation facilities, replacing aging infrastructure and restoring transmission and distribution assets. However, Hawaiian Electric depends heavily on third-party suppliers for fuel and purchased power. With the Federal Reserve set to hike interest rate thrice in 2018, Hawaiian Electric’s operational performance may get hampered in coming days. Fluctuations in the oil price in the global market tend to push up Hawaiian Electric’s expenses.”

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $5.39 billion before the opening bell. Macy's shares fell 0.47 percent to $29.79 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) to have earned $0.65 per share on revenue of $12.43 billion in the latest quarter. Cisco will release earnings after the markets close. Cisco shares declined 0.07 percent to $45.45 in after-hours trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance. Boot Barn shares climbed 9.97 percent to $24.15 in the after-hours trading session.
    After the markets close, Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $1.20 billion. Flowers Foods shares dropped 0.37 percent to $21.70 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Novare Capital Management LLC lowered its holdings in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) by 35.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 12,835 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,115 shares during the quarter. Novare Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Flowers Foods were worth $281,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Yesterday, North Korean officials threatened to pull out of next month’s summit with President Donald Trump over demands tied to its nuclear weapons program. The announcement comes when tensions are already high over increasing inflation fears, Japan’s economic contraction, and uncertainty around trade between the U.S. and China. Markets are likely to continue to react with uncertainty as the global political climate continues to grow increasingly volatile. WTI crude oil remained near $71.00 despite concerns as markets look to the Energy Information Administration on the state of U.S. inventory levels. Oil prices have been under pressure after the U.S. announced it would pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The American Petroleum Institute projected Tuesday that U.S. stocks increased by 4.9 million barrels to 435 million barrels. The EIA will release its official report later this morning.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: M, SBUX, AMZN
    Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) will lead another busy day of earnings reports. The retail company’s stock surged more than 12% this morning after a huge earnings report that crushed Wall Street expectations. The firm reported EPS of $0.48, topping expectations of $0.37 by 11 cents. The company also beat revenue expectations by roughly $100 million and experienced a huge jump in same-store sales. It doesn’t look like the U.S-China trade dispute will impact Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX). The coffee giant announced plans to build 3,000 new stores in China in the coming years. The company aims to double its store-front presence by the end of 2022 and hopes to double its profits and triple its revenue in the nation in the process. Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) is back in the news as it continues its slash-and-burn campaign against rival grocery store operators. This morning, the company announced it was slashing Whole Foods prices for its Prime members. The new price list includes 10% discounts on hundreds of items. The perks are rolling ou

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U.S. home prices are on a roll. And as we head into the New Year, I am expecting another record year for home prices in 2018. Today, I am going to reveal the safest, easiest and most profitable way to benefit from this trend.

Fueled by record-low interest rates and housing inventories, home prices in the United States hit another all-time high in 2017.

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Home Price NSA (SPCS20) Index measures the value of residential real estate in 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas, including New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago. The most recent update showed that the index expanded 6.1% to 203 in August, breaking the previous all-time high of 198 from July of 2007. Take a look below.

SPCS20 Index Level Since July 2007

Looking forward, I am expecting another record year. Not only will interest rates remain relatively low, but I see no short-term solution to historically low housing inventories.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Flowers Foods, Inc.(FLO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by ($0.01), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Flowers Foods had a net margin of 3.83% and a return on equity of 15.17%. The firm had revenue of $1.21 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.20 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.25 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $5.39 billion before the opening bell. Macy's shares fell 0.47 percent to $29.79 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) to have earned $0.65 per share on revenue of $12.43 billion in the latest quarter. Cisco will release earnings after the markets close. Cisco shares declined 0.07 percent to $45.45 in after-hours trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance. Boot Barn shares climbed 9.97 percent to $24.15 in the after-hours trading session.
    After the markets close, Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $1.20 billion. Flowers Foods shares dropped 0.37 percent to $21.70 in after-hours trading.

    Find out what's going on in today's market and bring any questions you have to Benzinga's PreMarket Prep.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Yesterday, North Korean officials threatened to pull out of next month’s summit with President Donald Trump over demands tied to its nuclear weapons program. The announcement comes when tensions are already high over increasing inflation fears, Japan’s economic contraction, and uncertainty around trade between the U.S. and China. Markets are likely to continue to react with uncertainty as the global political climate continues to grow increasingly volatile. WTI crude oil remained near $71.00 despite concerns as markets look to the Energy Information Administration on the state of U.S. inventory levels. Oil prices have been under pressure after the U.S. announced it would pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The American Petroleum Institute projected Tuesday that U.S. stocks increased by 4.9 million barrels to 435 million barrels. The EIA will release its official report later this morning.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: M, SBUX, AMZN
    Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) will lead another busy day of earnings reports. The retail company’s stock surged more than 12% this morning after a huge earnings report that crushed Wall Street expectations. The firm reported EPS of $0.48, topping expectations of $0.37 by 11 cents. The company also beat revenue expectations by roughly $100 million and experienced a huge jump in same-store sales. It doesn’t look like the U.S-China trade dispute will impact Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX). The coffee giant announced plans to build 3,000 new stores in China in the coming years. The company aims to double its store-front presence by the end of 2022 and hopes to double its profits and triple its revenue in the nation in the process. Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) is back in the news as it continues its slash-and-burn campaign against rival grocery store operators. This morning, the company announced it was slashing Whole Foods prices for its Prime members. The new price list includes 10% discounts on hundreds of items. The perks are rolling ou

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) was upgraded by analysts at Consumer Edge from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

    Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE:HE) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Hawaiian Electric kick started 2018 on a mixed note. While the company’s first-quarter earnings came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate, revenues beat the consensus mark. The company is the largest provider of electricity in the state of Hawaii, as a result of which it outperformed the broader industry in past twelve months. It continues to make systematic investments in utility infrastructure development projects, primarily adding new generation facilities, replacing aging infrastructure and restoring transmission and distribution assets. However, Hawaiian Electric depends heavily on third-party suppliers for fuel and purchased power. With the Federal Reserve set to hike interest rate thrice in 2018, Hawaiian Electric’s operational performance may get hampered in coming days. Fluctuations in the oil price in the global market tend to push up Hawaiian Electric’s expenses.”

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Flowers Foods (FLO)

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Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Saul Centers, Inc.(BFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America purchased a new position in shares of Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 13,437 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $685,000. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.06% of Saul Centers at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Saul Centers (BFS)

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Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Partner Communications Company Ltd.(PTNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the health care shares rose 1.79 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR), up 8 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 7 percent.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Partner Communications (NASDAQ: PTNR) and Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong (OTCMKTS:HTHKY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday morning, the telecommunication services shares rose 1.06 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE: GSAT), up 5 percent, and Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR) up 4 percent.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TechTarget, Inc.(TTGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT) Director Leonard P. Forman sold 63,862 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.59, for a total transaction of $1,506,504.58. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.