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Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2022

One day many years ago, I found myself stuck in traffic and noticed a peculiar sign. It said something about the construction that was going on — the very thing that was hampering my commute.

It said all this construction was being funded by a bond. This was before I had ever started my career in finance, so bonds were an unfamiliar thing. But when I began my investment career, I soon realized that I could actually invest in these things. And the more I learned, the more I was ecstatic.

After all, If you can’t beat ’em, might as well make money off them…

You see, these types of bonds have a name — general obligation bonds — a type of municipal, or “muni” bond for short. These bonds are used for everything from helping fund road construction to building schools, bridges, water infrastructure and other public buildings. As I became more familiar with municipal bonds, I quickly became a fan. In fact, in my experience, muni-bonds are one of the safest ways for investors to earn income in today’s market — while also beating the tax man. (More on that in a moment.)

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2022: Immersion Corporation(IMMR)

Immersion Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of hardware and software technologies and products that enhance digital devices with touch interaction. The company provides haptic technologies that allow people to use their sense of touch when operating a variety of digital devices. It licenses its technologies to the manufacturers of automotive, consumer electronics, gaming, commercial and industrial controls, medical, and mobile communications products under the TouchSense brand. The company?s product portfolio includes TouchSense 1000, TouchSense 2000, TouchSense 3000, TouchSense 4000, TouchSense 5000, and TouchSense 6000. It also offers turn-key engineering and integration services, design kits for prototyping, authoring tools, and application programming interfaces, as well as platform independent solutions. The company operates primarily in North America, Europe, and the Far East. Immersion Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquar tered in San Jose, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Immersion Co. (NASDAQ:IMMR) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $13.13.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mackay Shields LLC boosted its holdings in Immersion Co. (NASDAQ:IMMR) by 378.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 242,600 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 191,900 shares during the period. Mackay Shields LLC owned about 0.80% of Immersion worth $3,745,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2022: Banco De Chile(BCH)

Banco de Chile, together with its subsidiaries, provides personal and business baking products and services in Chile and the United States. Its personal banking product line comprises checking accounts, time deposits, money market accounts, demand deposits, now accounts, and prime now accounts. The company also offers lines of credit; credit card products, such as Travel Club, Global Pass, net.card, and PaySafe credit cards; and Internet banking services. Its business banking products and services include financial management products, such as checking accounts, foreign currency accounts, money market accounts, and prime now accounts, as well as a line of credit. In addition, the company provides business Visa, MasterCard, and Travel Club credit cards; and foreign trade services, as well as treasury banking services. Further, it offers various services, including securities brokerage, mutual fund management, factoring, insurance brokerage, financial advisory, and securitiz ation. As of December 31, 2009, the company operated a network of 246 retail branches and 154 Banco CrediChile branches, as well as a network of 1,588 automated teller machines and 415 self-consultation terminals. The company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Sell” by the seven analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and two have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $91.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bitcoin Cash (CURRENCY:BCH) traded 3.3% lower against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on August 25th. One Bitcoin Cash coin can now be bought for about $520.83 or 0.07863301 BTC on popular exchanges including Mercatox, BTCC, Bit2C and xBTCe. Bitcoin Cash has a market capitalization of $9.02 billion and approximately $268.90 million worth of Bitcoin Cash was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last week, Bitcoin Cash has traded down 5.9% against the US dollar.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2022: Flowserve Corporation(FLS)

Flowserve Corporation designs, manufactures, distributes, and services industrial flow management equipment worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Engineered Product Division (EPD), Industrial Product Division (IPD), and Flow Control Division (FCD). The EPD segment offers custom and other engineered pumps and pump systems, mechanical seals, auxiliary systems, replacement parts, and related equipment and services, as well as manufactures gas-lubricated mechanical seals used in high-speed compressors. The IPD segment designs, manufactures, distributes, and services pre-configured engineered pumps and pump systems, including submersible motors for industrial markets. The FCD segment provides industrial valve and automation solutions comprising isolation and control valves, actuation, controls, and related equipment; and energy management products, such as steam traps, boiler controls and condensate, and energy recovery systems. Its products are used to control, direct, and manage the flow of liquids and gases. The company also offers aftermarket equipment services consisting of installation, advanced diagnostics, repair, and retrofitting. It primarily serves oil and gas, chemical, power generation, and water management markets, as well as general industries that include mining and ore processing, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, food and beverage, and other smaller applications. The company distributes its products through direct sales, distributors, and sales representatives. Flowserve Corporation was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2022: Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.(GLPI)

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI), incorporated on February 13, 2013, is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing, and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in triple net lease arrangements. Triple net leases are leases, in which the lessee pays rent to the lessor, as well as all taxes, insurance, and maintenance expenses that arise from the use of the property. The Company operates in two segments: GLP Capital, L.P. (a wholly owned subsidiary of GLPI, through which GLPI owns all of its real estate assets) (GLP Capital) and the TRS Properties. The GLP Capital segment consists of the leased real property and represents the Companys business. The TRS Properties segment consists of Hollywood Casino Perryville and Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge.

As of December 31, 2014, GLPI’s portfolio consisted of 21 gaming and related facilities, including the TRS Properties and the real property associated with 18 gaming and related facilities operated by Penn and the real property associated with the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Illinois. These facilities are geographically diversified across 12 states and contain approximately 7.0 million of rentable square feet. As of December 31, 2014, all of the Company’s rental properties, with the exception of the real property associated with the Casino Queen, were leased to a wholly owned subsidiary of Penn under the Master Lease. Penn is a diversified, multi-jurisdictional owner and manager of gaming and pari-mutuel properties, and a gaming provider.

GLP Capital

The Companys leased tenants include Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, Hollywood Casino Aurora, Hollywood Casino Joliet, Argosy Casino Alton, Hollywood Casino Toledo, Hollywood Casino Columbus, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, M Resort, Hollywood Casino Bangor, Zia Park Casino, Hollywood Casino Gu! lf Coast, Argosy Casino Riverside, Hollywood Casino Tunica, Boomtown Biloxi, Hollywood Casino St. Louis, Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and Casino Queen. It owns approximately 74.1 acres and lease approximately 32.1 acres in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, a portion of which serves as the dockside embarkation for the gaming vessel, and includes a Hollywood-themed casino riverboat, an entertainment pavilion, a 295-room hotel, two parking garages and an adjacent surface lot, with the other portion used for remote parking. It owns a dockside barge structure and land-based pavilion in Aurora, Illinois. The Company owns the land, which is approximately 0.4 acres, on which the pavilion is located and a pedestrian walkway bridge. The property also includes a parking lot under an operating lease agreement and two parking garages under capital lease agreements, together comprising approximately 2.1 acres.

The Company owns approximately 276.4 acres in Joliet, Illinois, which includes a barge-based casino, land-based pavilion, a 100-room hotel, a 1,100 space parking garage, surface parking areas and a recreational vehicle park. It leases approximately 3.6 acres in Alton, Illinois, a portion of which serves as the dockside boarding for the Alton Belle II, a riverboat casino. The dockside facility includes an entertainment pavilion and office space, as well as surface parking areas with 1,341 spaces. In addition, it owns an approximately 43.8 acre site in Toledo, Ohio, where Hollywood Casino Toledo is located. The property includes the casino as well as structured and surface parking for approximately 3,300 spaces. It owns 116.2 acres of land in Columbus, Ohio, where Hollywood Casino Columbus is located. The property includes the casino, as well as structured and surface parking for 4,616 spaces. The Company owns approximately 298.6 acres on various parcels in Charles Town and Ranson, West Virginia, of which 155 acres comprise Hollywood Casino at Charles Town ! Races. Th! e facility includes a 153-room hotel and a 3/4-mile all-weather lighted thoroughbred racetrack, a training track, two parking garages, an employee parking lot, an enclosed grandstand/clubhouse and housing facilities for over 1,300 horses.

The Company owns approximately 573.7 acres in Grantville, Pennsylvania, where Penn National Race Course is located on 181 acres. The facility includes a one-mile all-weather lighted thoroughbred racetrack and a 7/8-mile turf track, a parking garage and surface parking spaces. The property also includes approximately 393 acres surrounding the Penn National Race Course that are available for future expansion or development. It owns approximately 87.6 acres on the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway in Henderson, Nevada, where the M Resort is located. The M Resort property includes a 390-room hotel, a 4,700 space parking facility and other facilities. It owns and leases the land, on which the Hollywood Casino Bangor facility is located in Bangor, Maine, which consists of approximately 6.7 acres, and includes a 152-room hotel and four-story parking. In addition, it leases approximately 27.6 acres located at historic Bass Park, which is adjacent to the facility, and includes a one-half mile standardbred racetrack and a grandstand with over 12,000 square feet and seating for 3,500 patrons.

The Company owns approximately 317.4 acres in Hobbs, New Mexico, where Zia Park Casino is located. The property also includes a one-mile quarter thoroughbred racetrack. It owns approximately 579.9 acres in the city of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, including a 20-slip marina. The property includes a land-based casino, 18-hole golf course, a 291-room hotel and other facilities. It owns approximately 41 acres in Riverside, Missouri, which includes a barge-based casino, a 258-room luxury hotel, an entertainment/banquet facility and a parking garage. It leases approximately 67.7 acres of land in Tunica, Mississippi. The property includes a single! -level ca! sino, a 494-room hotel, surface parking and other land-based facilities. It leases approximately 1.0 acres of land mostly used for parking and a welcome center. It owns approximately 247.8 acres along the Missouri River in Maryland Heights, Missouri, which includes a 502-room hotel and structure and surface parking for approximately 4,600 spaces.

The Company owns approximately 119.7 acres in Dayton, Ohio, where Penn opened Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway on August 28, 2014. The property includes a land-based casino, a 5/8-mile all-weather standardbred racetrack and surface parking. It owns approximately 193.4 acres in Youngstown, Ohio, where Penn opened Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course on September 17, 2014. The property includes a land-based casino, a one-mile thoroughbred racetrack and surface parking. It owns approximately 67.3 acres in East St. Louis, Illinois, which includes a 157-room hotel, a recreational vehicle park and surface parking areas.

TRS Properties

The Companys Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge is a dockside riverboat gaming facility operating in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The riverboat features approximately 28,000 square feet of gaming space with 956 gaming machines and 12 table games. The facility also includes a two-story, 58,000 square foot dockside building featuring a variety of amenities, including a grill, a 268-seat buffet, a deli, a players’ lounge, a nightclub, a lobby bar, a public atrium, two meeting rooms and 1,490 parking spaces. Its Hollywood Casino Perryville is located directly off Interstate 95 in Cecil County, Maryland just 35 miles northeast of Baltimore and 70 miles from Washington, D.C. Hollywood Casino Perryville is a Hollywood-themed facility, which offers 34,329 square feet of gaming space with 1,158 slot machines, 12 table games and 10 poker tables. The facility also offers various food and beverage options, including a bar and grill, a gift shop and 1,600 parking spaces with valet and self-parking.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    VICI owns 22 gaming facilities that contain nearly 15,000 hotel rooms and around 150 restaurants, clubs, and bars. Its gaming properties are located in Las Vegas and smaller regional markets. As noted above, casinos are a relatively new REIT niche, and VICI competes with just two other companies in the space:MGM Growth Properties(NYSE:MGP) and Gaming & Leisure Properties(NASDAQ:GLPI).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System grew its stake in Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ:GLPI) by 4.5% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 248,209 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,690 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Gaming and Leisure Properties were worth $8,020,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2022: Helmerich & Payne, Inc.(HP)

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. engages in the contract drilling of oil and gas wells. It provides drilling rigs, equipment, personnel, and camps on a contract basis to explore for and develop oil and gas from onshore areas and from fixed platforms, tension-leg platforms, and spars in offshore areas. The company operates through three segments: U.S. Land, Offshore, and International Land. The U.S. Land segment drills primarily in Oklahoma, California, Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Utah, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota, West Virginia, and Nevada. The Offshore segment has drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico and Equatorial Guinea. The International Land segment conducts drilling operations in Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Mozambique. As of November 12, 2015, the company operated a fleet of 344 land rigs in the United States; 38 international land rigs; and 9 offshore platform rigs. The company also owns, develops, and operates commercial real estate properties; and researches and develops rotary steerable technology. Its real estate investments include a shopping center comprising approximately 441,000 leasable square feet; multi-tenant industrial warehouse properties covering approximately one million leasable square feet; and approximately 210 acres of undeveloped real estate located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Faisal Humayun]

    Target reported $1.1 billion in operating cash flows and $7.8 billion in cash and equivalents for the quarter. There is ample financial flexibility for higher investments coupled with potential for dividend growth. As a matter of fact, the company recently increased dividends by 32%.

    Robinhood Stocks: Helmerich & Payne (HP)

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of Helmerich & Payne (NYSE:HP) in a research report report published on Sunday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm issued a neutral rating and a $65.00 price target on the oil and gas company’s stock.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    In late 2018 oil suddenly dipped into bear market territory, once again showing investors how volatile the key energy commodity can be. But in both good oil markets and bad, oil companies are always looking for an edge. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) has the expertise and technology to help its customers stay at the forefront of the industry, and that, in turn, should ensure this nearly 100-year-old company’s success for years to come.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ffcm LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) by 17.0% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 23,394 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,394 shares during the quarter. Ffcm LLC’s holdings in Helmerich & Payne were worth $1,122,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now

So you love dividends. I can’t blame you. The idea of being paid, quarter-in and quarter-out, just for owning a stock, even if the share price doesn’t outperform, sounds like a pretty good deal. And if the yield is high and the payout secure, it starts sounding even better.

Well, these three stocks combine a high yield with a reliable payout. If you haven’t already, you might want to consider buyingBP(NYSE:BP),Holly Energy Partners(NYSE:HEP), andBuckeye Partners(NYSE:BPL).

A top dividend stock can put a smile on your face every quarter. Image source: Getty Images.

A best-in-class yield

Although dividend lovers will find things to like about most of the integrated oil majors, BP currently has the highest yield of any of them, at 5.9% — edging out the also-attractive Royal Dutch Shellby less than a 10th of a percentage point. That yield has dropped somewhat over the past year, but only because the company’s share price has risen by 17.8%, thanks in large part to improving oil prices. And with Brent Crude prices having stayed above $60 per barrel all year — so far — BP should continue to report stellar results.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Flowserve Corporation(FLS)

Flowserve Corporation designs, manufactures, distributes, and services industrial flow management equipment worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Engineered Product Division (EPD), Industrial Product Division (IPD), and Flow Control Division (FCD). The EPD segment offers custom and other engineered pumps and pump systems, mechanical seals, auxiliary systems, replacement parts, and related equipment and services, as well as manufactures gas-lubricated mechanical seals used in high-speed compressors. The IPD segment designs, manufactures, distributes, and services pre-configured engineered pumps and pump systems, including submersible motors for industrial markets. The FCD segment provides industrial valve and automation solutions comprising isolation and control valves, actuation, controls, and related equipment; and energy management products, such as steam traps, boiler controls and condensate, and energy recovery systems. Its products are used to control, direct, and manage the flow of liquids and gases. The company also offers aftermarket equipment services consisting of installation, advanced diagnostics, repair, and retrofitting. It primarily serves oil and gas, chemical, power generation, and water management markets, as well as general industries that include mining and ore processing, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, food and beverage, and other smaller applications. The company distributes its products through direct sales, distributors, and sales representatives. Flowserve Corporation was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Flowserve Corp (NYSE:FLS) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 1,725 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 2,554% compared to the typical volume of 65 call options.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Flowserve Corp (NYSE:FLS) – Equities researchers at Seaport Global Securities increased their FY2018 EPS estimates for Flowserve in a report issued on Sunday, August 12th. Seaport Global Securities analyst W. Liptak now forecasts that the industrial products company will earn $1.70 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $1.64. Seaport Global Securities has a “Hold” rating and a $47.00 price objective on the stock. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Flowserve’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.57 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.53 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.08 EPS.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sotheby's(BID)

Sothebys operates as an auctioneer of authenticated fine art, decorative art, jewelry, wine, and collectibles in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, France, Switzerland, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Agency and Finance. The Agency segment accepts property on consignment; and matches buyers and sellers of authenticated fine art, decorative art, jewelry, wine, and collectibles through the auction or private sale process. It is also involved in the sale of artworks; and operation of an auction house for investment-quality automobiles. The Finance segment offers art-related financing services to various collectors and art dealers. This segment provides secured loans, including advances secured by consigned property to borrowers who are contractually committed to sell the property in the near term; and general purpose term loans secured by property not presently intended for sale. The company is also involve d in the retail wine operations; licensing Sothebys International Realty and related trademarks; and licensing its Sothebys brand name for use in connection with the art auction business in Australia, and art education n services in the United States and the United Kingdom. Sothebys was founded in 1744 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Buckle, Inc. (BKE)

The Buckle, Inc. operates as a retailer of casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for young men and women in the United States. The company markets a selection of brand name casual apparel, including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories, and footwear. It operates stores under the Buckle and The Buckle names. The company also sells its products through its Website, buckle.com. As of March 28, 2016, it operated 468 retail stores in 44 states. The company was formerly known as Mills Clothing, Inc. and changed its name to The Buckle, Inc. in April 1991. The Buckle, Inc. was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Buckle (NYSE:BKE) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Buckle (NYSE:BKE) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Tuesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    6 Meridian bought a new stake in shares of Buckle Inc (NYSE:BKE) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 8,243 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $222,000.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Haynes International, Inc.(HAYN)

Haynes International, Inc. (Haynes), incorporated on December 1, 1986, is a producer of nickel- and cobalt-based alloys in flat product forms, such as sheet, coil and plate forms. The Company operates through the segment of design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of technologically advanced, high-performance alloys for use in the aerospace, land-based gas turbine, chemical processing and other industries. The Company’s products consist of high temperature resistant alloy (HTA) products and corrosion resistant alloy (CRA) products. HTA products are used by manufacturers of equipment that is subjected to high temperatures, such as jet engines for the aerospace market, gas turbine engines used for power generation and waste incineration, and industrial heating equipment. CRA products are used in applications that require resistance to corrosive media found in chemical processing, power plant emissions control and hazardous waste treatment. The Company also produces its products as welded tubulars, and in slab, bar, billet and wire forms.

The Company has manufacturing facilities in Kokomo, Indiana; Arcadia, Louisiana, and Mountain Home, North Carolina. The Kokomo facility specializes in flat products; the Arcadia facility specializes in tubular products, and the Mountain Home facility specializes in wire products. The Company’s products are sold through its direct sales organization, which includes approximately 10 service and/or sales centers in the United States, Europe and Asia.

High temperature Resistant Alloys

The Company’s HTA products are used in manufacturing components for the hot sections of gas turbine engines. HTA products are also used in gas turbine engines produced for use in applications, such as naval and commercial vessels, electric power generation, power sources for offshore drilling platforms, gas pipeline booster stations and emergency standby power generators. Its alloys include HAYNES HR 160 alloy, HAYNES 242 alloy, HAYNES HR 120 alloy! , HAYNES 230 alloy, HAYNES 214 alloy, HAYNES 188 alloy, HAYNES 625 alloy, HAYNES 617 alloy, HAYNES 263 alloy, HAYNES 263 alloy, HASTELLOY X alloy, HAYNES 25 alloy and HAYNES 282 alloy. Its alloys are used in end markets and applications, including Waste incineration/chemical processing industry (CPI)-boiler tube shields; Aero seal rings; land based gas turbine (LBGT)-cooling shrouds; Aero/LBGT-ducting and combustors; Aero honeycomb seals; Aero burner cans and after burner components; Aero/CPI ducting, tanks, vessels and weld overlays; Aero/LBGT-components for gas turbine hot gas exhaust pan; Aero ducting, vanes and nozzles; Aero/LBGT-burner cans and transition ducts; Aero gas turbine parts, bearings and various industrial applications, and Aero /LBGT components.

Corrosion resistant Alloys

The Company’s CRA products are used in a range of applications, such as chemical processing, power plant emissions control, hazardous waste treatment, sour gas production and pharmaceutical vessels. Its alloys include HASTELLOY C 2000 alloy, HASTELLOY B 3 alloy, HASTELLOY D 205 alloy, ULTIMET alloy, HASTELLOY C 22 alloy, HASTELLOY G 30 alloy, HASTELLOY G 35 alloy, HASTELLOY C 276 alloy and HASTELLOY C 22HS alloy. Its alloys are used in end markets and applications, including CPI tanks, mixers and piping; CPI acetic acid plants; CPI plate heat exchangers; CPI pumps and valves; CPI/flue gas desulfurization (FGD) tanks, mixers and piping; CPI/FGD/oil and gas tanks, mixers and piping, and oil and gas/marine tubular, shafts and fasteners.

The Company competes with Precision Cast Parts Corp., Allegheny Technologies, Inc. and VDM.

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    Haynes International Inc (NASDAQ:HAYN)Q12019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paloma Partners Management Co bought a new stake in Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAYN) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 7,313 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $269,000.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: FEI Company(FEIC)

FEI Company supplies scientific instruments for nanoscale imaging, analysis, and prototyping that enable research, development, and manufacturing in industrial, academic, and research institutional applications. Its products include transmission electron microscopes and scanning electron microscopes (SEMs); DualBeam systems, which include a SEM and focused ion beam system (FIB) on a single platform; and stand-alone FIBs. The company?s Electronics segment offers products used in laboratories to enhance new product development and increase yields by enabling 3D wafer metrology, defect analysis, root cause failure analysis, and circuit edit for modifying device structures in the semiconductor equipment and related industries, such as manufacturers of data storage equipment, solar panels, and light-emitting diodes. FEI Company?s Materials Science segment provides atomic-level resolution images and permit development, analysis, and production of products that are used in mini ng for automated mineralogy, and oil and gas exploration to universities, and public and private research laboratories, as well as natural resources, petrochemicals, metals, automobiles, aerospace, and forensics industries. The company?s Life Sciences segment offers ultra-high resolution imaging products that allow structural and cellular biologists and drug researchers to create 3D reconstructions of biological structures, as well as used in particle analysis, and a range of pathology and quality control applications. FEI Company?s Service and Components segment provides technical support products and customers. The company sells its products through independent agents, distributors, and representatives in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and internationally. FEI Company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about FEI (NASDAQ:FEIC) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. FEI earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 43.5801711111494 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Zillow Group, Inc.(Z)

Zillow Group, Inc., incorporated on July 25, 2014, operates the real estate and home-related information marketplaces on mobile and the Web, with a portfolio of brands and products to help people find information about homes and connect with local professionals. The Company’s brands focus on all stages of the home lifecycle: renting, buying, selling, financing and home improvement. The Company’s portfolio of consumer brands includes Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, Bridge Interactive and HotPads. In addition, it provides advertising services to real estate agents and rental and mortgage professionals. The Company also owns and operates a number of brands that offer technology solutions to real estate, rental and mortgage professionals, including DotLoop, Mortech, Diverse Solutions and Retsly. The Company’s database includes over 110 million homes in the United States, including homes for sale, homes for rent and homes not on the market.

Advertising products and services

The Company provides advertising products and services for real estate, rental, mortgage and home improvement professionals that enable them to create and promote useful content for consumers. The Company’s Premier Agent program offers a suite of marketing and business technology solutions to help real estate agents grow their businesses and personal brands. The program has approximately three tiers of participation: Premier Platinum, Premier Gold and Premier Silver. All tiers of Premier Agents receive access to a dashboard portal on its Website that provides individualized program performance analytics, as well as its personalized Website service, and its customer relationship management (CRM) tool that captures information about each contact made with a Premier Agent through its mobile and Web platforms.

The Company’s Trulia real estate products are primarily sold on a fixed fee subscription basis, and include Trulia Local Ads, Trulia Mobile Ads, Trulia Pro with featured listings and Trulia Seller Ad! s. Trulia Seller Ads enable real estate professionals to generate leads from consumers interested in selling their homes. In its mortgages marketplace, consumers request free, personalized quotes in response to their submission of limited anonymous data, such as specific loan amount, zip code, purchase price or estimated home value and credit score. The Zillow Group Rentals is a marketplace for consumers and suite of tools for rental professionals. The Zillow Group Rentals includes listing distribution across Zillow, Trulia and HotPads. The Company’s display advertising primarily consists of graphical mobile and Web advertising sold on a cost per thousand impressions basis. It offers customers display advertising opportunities on its mobile applications through display ads that are optimized for the mobile experience, on its home page, and on individual Web pages, through graphical displays and text links.

Information products and services

The Company provides consumers with information products and services to enable them to make intelligent decisions about homes. A Zestimate is its estimated market value of a home. The Company generates Zestimates using a range of information, including physical attributes, such as location, lot size, square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and other details; Tax assessments, which includes property tax information, actual property taxes paid, exceptions to tax assessments and other information provided in the tax assessors’ records, and Prior and current transactions. Zillow Digs is the hub for home improvement and design on Zillow. The Company’s consumers browse design ideas for a range of rooms, budgets and styles. The product tag provides retailer information, pricing and the link to purchase the item. Additionally, Zillow Digs Estimates give consumers the estimated cost of thousands of real bathrooms and kitchens in Zillow Digs’ portfolio of photos and are computed using Zillows algorithm, which includes real-world data from! local co! ntractors, such as size, materials, finish level, and regional labor and material rates.

The Company provides a range of sale and rental listings through relationships with real estate brokerages, real estate listings aggregators, multiple listing services, apartment management companies, homebuilders and other third parties. In addition, the Company provides consumers with access to home listings, such as its Make Me Move listings, which are a homeowner’s posted price, at which they would be willing to move. It presents consumers with ratings and contact information for the listing agent and local buyer’s agents alongside home profiles and listings for homes to assist them in evaluating and selecting the real estate agent suited for them. The Zillow Advice section of its Zillow.com Website and Trulia Voices section of its Trulia.com Website capture questions and discussion topics from its users, both consumers and real estate, rental, mortgage, and home improvement professionals.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    For this episode, it’s time to check in on not one but two such samplers. First, it’s been one year since he offered up “Five Stocks I Own That You Should Too.” Those were Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ:ATVI), Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG),Intuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG), Match Group(NASDAQ:MTCH), and Zillow(NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), and he’ll review their progress with senior analystJim Mueller.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    If you’re looking for a few companies that are using AI to boost their businesses — but are off the well-worn AI path — you may want to consider what Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK), Nutanix (NASDAQ:NTNX), and Zillow (NASDAQ:Z)(NASDAQ:ZG) are doing with AI.

  • [By John Ballard]

    Shares of Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) soared 19.1% in value last month,according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence.

    The online real estate marketplace released its fourth-quarter earnings results, which featured robust growth on the top line. But it was the news that Zillow co-founder Rich Barton was returning to the CEO role and his outline of an aggressive growth strategy that got investors excited.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) reported fourth-quarterresults on Feb. 21. The online real estate marketplace announced that co-founder Rich Barton would be returning as CEO as it embarks on an aggressive new growth plan.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Norwood Financial Corp.(NWFL)

Norwood Financial Corp. operates as the bank holding company for Wayne Bank that provides various banking products and services in Wayne, Pike, Monroe, Lackawanna, and Susquehanna counties, Pennsylvania. It accepts a range of deposit products, such as interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing transaction accounts, statement savings and money market accounts, and certificate of deposits. The company also offers various loans, which include commercial loans comprising lines of credit, revolving credit, term loans, mortgages, secured lending products, and letter of credit facilities; construction loans for commercial construction projects and single-family residences; land loans; consumer loans; mortgage lending to finance principal residences and second home dwellings; and indirect dealer financing of new and used automobiles, boats, and recreational vehicles. In addition, it provides investment securities services; and cash management, direct deposit, remote deposit capture, automated clearing house, trust, investment products, title and real estate settlement, and Internet and mobile banking services. Further, the company is involved in annuity and mutual fund sales; and discount brokerage activities, as well as operates as an insurance agency. It serves consumers, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities. The company operates through its main office in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, as well as through 14 branch offices and 15 automated teller machines. The company was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Norwood Financial (NASDAQ:NWFL) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Norwood Financial earned a coverage optimism score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6420547965898 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hostess Brands, Inc. (TWNK)

We are a blank check company incorporated on June 1, 2015 as a Delaware corporation and formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (a “Business Combination”). We have reviewed, and continue to review, a number of opportunities to enter into a Business Combination with an operating business, but we are not able to determine at this time whether we will complete a Business Combination with any of the target businesses that we have reviewed or with any other target business. We also have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenue to date. Based on our business activities, we are a “shell company” as defined under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) because we have no operations and nominal assets consisting solely of cash and/or cash equivalents.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Hostess Brands Inc (NASDAQ:TWNK) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $15.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hostess Brands earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.5687166542873 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Charter Financial Corp.(CHFN)

Charter Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for CharterBank that provides various banking services to individuals and businesses in Georgia and Alabama. Its deposit products include demand, NOW, and money market accounts; savings deposits; time deposits; checking accounts; and certificates of deposit. The company’s loan products comprise commercial real estate loans; one- to four-family residential mortgage loans; construction and development loans; commercial business loans; and consumer loans, such as home equity loans, lines of credit, auto loans, and second mortgage loans. It operates through 16 branch offices located in West Point, LaGrange, Newnan, Carrollton, Bremen, Covington, and Peachtree City, Georgia; and Auburn, Opelika, and Valley, Alabama, as well as through a loan production office located in Norcross, Georgia. The company was founded in 1954 and is based in West Point, Georgia. Charter Financial Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Fir st Charter, MHC.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp purchased a new stake in shares of Charter Financial Corp (Maryland) (NASDAQ:CHFN) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 58,300 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $1,408,000. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp owned approximately 0.38% of Charter Financial Corp (Maryland) as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Enable Midstream Partners, LP(ENBL)

Enable Midstream Partners, LP owns, operates, and develops gas and crude oil infrastructure assets in the United States. It operates through two segments, Gathering and Processing, and Transportation and Storage. The Gathering and Processing segment provides natural gas gathering, processing, and fractionation services, as well as crude oil gathering services in the Bakken Shale formation of the Williston Basin for its producer customers. The Transportation and Storage segment offers interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline transportation and storage services to natural gas producers, utilities, and industrial customers. The companys natural gas gathering and processing assets are located in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi; natural gas transportation and storage assets extend from western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle to Alabama, and from Louisiana to Illinois; and serve natural gas production in the Anadarko, Arkoma and Ark-La-Tex basins. As of December 31, 2015, its portfolio of energy infrastructure assets included approximately 12,400 miles of gathering pipelines; 13 processing plants with approximately 2.3 billion cubic feet per day of processing capacity; approximately 7,900 miles of interstate pipelines; approximately 2,200 miles of intrastate pipelines; and eight natural gas storage facilities with approximately 85.0 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. Enable Midstream Partners, LP is based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Enable Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:ENBL)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Enable Midstream Partners (NYSE:ENBL) had its price target lifted by research analysts at Wells Fargo & Co from $16.00 to $18.00 in a report released on Friday. The firm currently has a “market perform” rating on the pipeline company’s stock. Wells Fargo & Co’s price target indicates a potential upside of 1.24% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Enable Midstream Partners (ENBL)

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Top Stocks To Buy For 2019

Visa (NYSE:V) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $137.18 and last traded at $137.08, with a volume of 345061 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $136.07.

V has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Vetr raised shares of Visa from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $135.40 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. Sanford C. Bernstein initiated coverage on shares of Visa in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $143.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Visa from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine raised shares of Visa from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Guggenheim reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $143.00 price objective on shares of Visa in a research report on Monday, April 9th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirty have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Visa has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $139.63.

Top Stocks To Buy For 2019: Minerals Technologies Inc.(MTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LSB Industries (NYSE: LXU) and Minerals Technologies (NYSE:MTX) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Minerals Technologies (NYSE: MTX) and Lsb Industries (NYSE:LXU) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Minerals Technologies (NYSE:MTX) posted its earnings results on Thursday. The basic materials company reported $1.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.01, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Minerals Technologies had a return on equity of 13.89% and a net margin of 11.64%. The company had revenue of $431.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $420.00 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.97 earnings per share. Minerals Technologies’s revenue was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Minerals Technologies (MTX)

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Top Stocks To Buy For 2019: LaSalle Hotel Properties(LHO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) fell about 14% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $24.00 after closing at $28.25 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $31.75. Volume of about 12.2 million was more than 10 times the daily average. The company’s results were hit hard by Hurricane Irma.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mackay Shields LLC bought a new stake in shares of LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm bought 48,225 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,399,000.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets have been under pressure once again by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Inflation levels are going through the roof… but the people in charge of managing it have been lying to Americans for years. Now, it’s time to get even.Money MorningLiquidity Specialist Lee Adler has the perfect way to make a lot of money when no one is looking.Read it here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    Markets are cheering news that the supposed trade war between the United States and China is “on hold,” according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin and U.S. President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, announced that both nations have reached an agreement, one that established a framework to help address ongoing trade imbalances between the two countries. The prices of crude oil is in focus after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won reelection over the weekend. The election featured a very low turnout and a very large outcry that the vote was rigged. Maduro has a 75% disapproval rating and has been the face of the OPEC member’s widespread mismanagement and economic collapse. Prior to the election, a member of the Trump administration said that the United States would not recognize the authenticity of the election. The United States is considering additional sanctions on Venezuela. Today is a major day for mergers and acquisition activity. Today, Blackstone Group LP(NYSE: BX) announced plans to purchase U.S. hotel operator LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) for a whopping $3.7 billion. The deal comes at a time that the travel industry is experiencing one of the best periods in a decade. If you’re looking for a way to make money ahead of Memorial Day weekend, we show you how here.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GOOGL, GE, MBFI, FITB
    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) is under pressure this morning after a harsh piece aired last night on “60 Minutes.” The segment discussed the organization’s power and influence. It also featured inter

Top Stocks To Buy For 2019: OneMain Holdings, Inc.(OMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in shares of OneMain Holdings Inc (NYSE:OMF) by 18.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 59,772 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 9,479 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in OneMain were worth $1,790,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OneMain (NYSE: OMF) and Provident Financial (OTCMKTS:FPLPY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on OneMain (OMF)

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Top Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sierra Bancorp(BSRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Sierra Bancorp (BSRR)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC trimmed its position in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) by 41.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,173 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,846 shares during the quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC owned 0.07% of Sierra Bancorp worth $298,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Stocks To Buy For 2019: Flowserve Corporation(FLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), Microsoft Corp.(Nasdaq: MSFT), and Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) received approval from the U.S. Transportation Department to begin pilot programs for drone delivery services. Missing from the list of approved companies was Amazon.com Inc.(Nasdaq: AMZN). The tech giant has long been an advocate for drone delivery, and its absence came as a surprise to the tech community. It will be a busy day for economic data announcements. Most important will be a report on inflation at 8:30 EDT. Strong price growth has picked up to start the year. This has many economists anticipating that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates to stave off additional inflation. Meanwhile, the Bank of England announced that it will hold its benchmark interest rate at 0.5%. The country is still facing economic uncertainty over Brexit.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: BKNG, SHLD, F
    A weak guidance report has shares of Booking Holdings Inc.(Nasdaq: BKNG) off 6% this morning. Although the travel site operator easily topped Wall Street earnings and revenue expectations, the firm once known as Priceline offered a weak 2018 outlook. That sent investors heading for the exits.
    Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD) stock popped more than 16% on Wednesday afternoon. The news came after the embattled retail company announced plans to partner with Amazon.comto sell tires. The plan is part of the company’s broader turnaround strategy to make the retail firm profitable again. Ford Motor Co.(NYSE: F) made a stunning announcement on Wednesday. The company said that it will halt production of its F-Series pickup truck. But the move will only be temporary. A fire at a Michigan plant temporarily caused the automotive giant to run out of parts for the top-selling U.S. vehicle. The shutdown could last several weeks, although the company said it has enough parts inventory to last about 12 weeks. Look for additional earnings reports from Nvidia Corp.(Nasdaq: NVDA

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about Flowserve (NYSE:FLS) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Flowserve earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.7836910204953 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Flowserve (NYSE:FLS) – Stock analysts at Seaport Global Securities boosted their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for Flowserve in a research report issued on Monday, May 14th. Seaport Global Securities analyst W. Liptak now forecasts that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $0.35 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.31. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Flowserve’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.48 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.55 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $1.64 EPS.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now

Ride-sharing app Uber appears to excel in how to be in the news for all the wrong reasons. Earlier this year, the company was accused of turning a blind eye to sexual harassment in the office. Later on, there was a viral video showing its CEO Travis Kalanick berating an Uber driver. Then, this week, it landed in more trouble when it was sued over one of its app features that tracks drivers. But despite the negative publicity, Uber continues to remain one of the highest valued privately held companies and the market continues to await its IPO.

Ubers Financials

But first the numbers. Ubers constant legal battles havent hurt its financials. According to market reports, Uber generated $6.5 billion in revenue last year with gross bookings doubling to $20 billion. Further news leaks suggest that Ubers net revenues grew to $1.7 billion in Q4 2016. But losses continue to mount. Net losses have grown from $2 billion a year ago to $2.8 billion in 2016. But analysts believe that the losses may be beginning to narrow.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Noodles & Company(NDLS)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Max Byerly]

    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ:NDLS) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, May 10th. Analysts expect Noodles & Company to post earnings of ($0.03) per share for the quarter. Noodles & Company has set its FY18 guidance at $(0.01)-0.03 EPS.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market finished mixed on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining ground even as some broader benchmarks finished closer to unchanged for the day. In the absence of major news, investors seemed content to let positive trends from earlier in the week continue to play out, anticipating a favorable end to the first-quarter earnings season and hoping for more progress on the macroeconomic and geopolitical fronts to defuse potential controversies. Some good reports from several corners of the market also helped lift sentiment. The Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD), Noodles & Co. (NASDAQ:NDLS), and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Telecom Italia S.P.A.(TI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TIM (NYSE:TI) was downgraded by equities researchers at Berenberg Bank from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Friday, The Fly reports.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Altisource Residential Corporation(RESI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Front Yard Residential (NYSE:RESI) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The real estate investment trust reported ($0.51) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.49) by ($0.02), Morningstar.com reports. Front Yard Residential had a negative return on equity of 25.77% and a negative net margin of 196.93%.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Kyocera Corporation(KYO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Japanese materials giant Kyocera(NYSE:KYO) gained 12.1% in April 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The stock rode a strong fourth-quarter report to these gains despite zero coverage in the financial press.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Exelon Corporation(EXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Investors bought shares of Exelon (NYSE:EXC) on weakness during trading on Wednesday. $34.07 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $18.56 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $15.51 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Exelon had the 24th highest net in-flow for the day. Exelon traded down ($0.42) for the day and closed at $39.79

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Green Plains, Inc.(GPRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion.
    Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion.
    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million.
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of 3.90 billion.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $3.24 billion.
    Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion.
    Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.28 per share on revenue of $922.42 million.
    TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ: TA) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.16 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $723.93 million.
    Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $329.71 million.
    Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: HZNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $234.17 million.

     

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    China imported 55 million gallons of American ethanol from November 2017 to the end of February 2018. It could be just the beginning. That would be great news for Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM), Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE), and Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) — the three largest publicly traded ethanol producers in the United States.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lessened its holdings in shares of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) by 53.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 14,882 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 17,018 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Electronics For Imaging were worth $439,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Flowserve Corporation(FLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), Microsoft Corp.(Nasdaq: MSFT), and Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) received approval from the U.S. Transportation Department to begin pilot programs for drone delivery services. Missing from the list of approved companies was Amazon.com Inc.(Nasdaq: AMZN). The tech giant has long been an advocate for drone delivery, and its absence came as a surprise to the tech community. It will be a busy day for economic data announcements. Most important will be a report on inflation at 8:30 EDT. Strong price growth has picked up to start the year. This has many economists anticipating that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates to stave off additional inflation. Meanwhile, the Bank of England announced that it will hold its benchmark interest rate at 0.5%. The country is still facing economic uncertainty over Brexit.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: BKNG, SHLD, F
    A weak guidance report has shares of Booking Holdings Inc.(Nasdaq: BKNG) off 6% this morning. Although the travel site operator easily topped Wall Street earnings and revenue expectations, the firm once known as Priceline offered a weak 2018 outlook. That sent investors heading for the exits.
    Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD) stock popped more than 16% on Wednesday afternoon. The news came after the embattled retail company announced plans to partner with Amazon.comto sell tires. The plan is part of the company’s broader turnaround strategy to make the retail firm profitable again. Ford Motor Co.(NYSE: F) made a stunning announcement on Wednesday. The company said that it will halt production of its F-Series pickup truck. But the move will only be temporary. A fire at a Michigan plant temporarily caused the automotive giant to run out of parts for the top-selling U.S. vehicle. The shutdown could last several weeks, although the company said it has enough parts inventory to last about 12 weeks. Look for additional earnings reports from Nvidia Corp.(Nasdaq: NVDA

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Flowserve (NYSE:FLS) – Stock analysts at Seaport Global Securities boosted their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for Flowserve in a research report issued on Monday, May 14th. Seaport Global Securities analyst W. Liptak now forecasts that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $0.35 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.31. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Flowserve’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.48 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.55 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $1.64 EPS.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc.(APAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Artisan Partners Asset Management (NYSE: APAM)
    Another asset manager MLP that has piqued my interest, Artisan employs an organic, creativity-driven investment process managing money in the small-cap, mid-cap, value, and international equity spaces. All of the firm’s investment management teams are afforded autonomy in pursuit of their particular investment discipline. At the end of 2017, assets under management (AUM) stood at $115.5 billion. At around $40.70 per unit, the stock is at the upper end of its 52-week range. However, on a forward P/E basis, APAM is still attractively priced with a forward P/E of 16.6, an 11% discount to the S&P 500. It also pays a 5.9% yield.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Synovus Financial Corp purchased a new stake in Artisan Partners Asset (NYSE:APAM) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 105,188 shares of the asset manager’s stock, valued at approximately $3,508,000. Synovus Financial Corp owned 0.14% of Artisan Partners Asset at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Container Store (TCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Container Store Group Inc (NYSE:TCS)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $6.55 and last traded at $6.44, with a volume of 109163 shares. The stock had previously closed at $6.21.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Container Store Group Inc (TCS) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $231.21 Million” was originally published by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this story on another website, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States & international trademark & copyright legislation. The correct version of this story can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3377830/zacks-analysts-anticipate-container-store-group-inc-tcs-will-post-quarterly-sales-of-231-21-million.html.

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We are at a cusp in trading history, highlighted by the announcement of CME Groups (CME) most recent quarterly report. Three things stand out, considering the CME announcement:

CME killed the regulator/market committees LIBOR replacement. CME necessarily takes a completely different approach to data sales from the other major exchange management firms, which analysts dont get. CME is in grave danger of being converted from a public corporation to a public utility.

All these aspects of the CMEs report are positive for the stock.

technical analysis: Luxoft Holding, Inc.(LXFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Luxoft Holding(NYSE:LXFT)announced strong fiscal fourth-quarter results on Monday, after the market closed. Similar to its modest post-earnings drop in February, shares of the software development specialist fell 3.6% on Tuesday as investors absorbed the news.

technical analysis: Dell Technologies Inc. (DVMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Avery familiar technology face was acquiring shares of Dell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: DVMT) last week. The legendary Michael Dell himself was purchasedshares in the newest incarnation of the famed Dell franchise. Heacquired a total of 254,545 shares at a very reduced price of $27.50, which could be option-related. The total for the trade was posted at $7 million.

technical analysis: Pure Cycle Corporation(PCYO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, utilities shares fell 0.46 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Korea Electric Power Corporation (ADR) (NYSE: KEP), down 4 percent, and Pure Cycle Corporation (NASDAQ: PCYO), down 2 percent.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap water and wastewater services stockPure Cycle Corporation (NASDAQ: PCYO) as a long/bullish trade:

technical analysis: Continental Resources, Inc.(CLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While crude prices stumbled into 2016, they found their footing by mid-year and roared back to life, ending the year up about 42%. Those rising prices lifted most oil stocks. However, a handful of large-cap oil stocks rose above the crowd by outperforming crude’s rally. Those top-tier performers wereContinental Resources (NYSE:CLR), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD), and Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC):

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Beta Should Lead At The Start of A Rally: Best ideas in the first leg up: Marathon Oil, Devon Energy (DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), and Continental Resources (CLR). If OPEC announces a cut, whether moderate or deep, we expect that in the initial move up, moderate value beta names, like Marathon Oil, Devon Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, andContinental Resources will lead.For a $5 increase in oil prices, we estimate 2017 cash flow per share would increase 12-18% for these stocks vs. the remainder of the group at 12%. Of these four, short interest is modest for all exceptContinental Resources at 25%, among the highest in our universe. Outperformance of these names should be driven by investors adding to long positions, not short covering.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    There has also been a chorus of voices opposing the Paris agreement as well. Twenty-two Republican Senators last week signed a letter calling for the U.S. to withdraw. On the corporate front, Harold Hamm, the CEO of Continental Resources (CLR) and adviser to the Trump campaign, in a letter to Trump ahead of his inauguration reported by the New York Times called on the president to “cancel” the Paris treaty.

technical analysis: Flowserve Corporation(FLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Damon Churchwell]

    Increasing sales and margins
    A second, even larger, flow technology company to consider is Flowserve (NYSE: FLS  ) . The company’s flow control systems are utilized by a wide range of industries, led by oil & gas, chemicals, and power generation.

technical analysis: Aphria Inc. (APHQF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Also quite recently, Benzinga asked Alan Brochstein, founding partner at New Cannabis Ventures and founder at 420 Investor, about plays in the marijuana industry against such an uncertain backdrop. The expert mentioned a few Canadian Licensed Producers, including AURORA CANNABIS IN COM NPV (OTC: ACBFF), APHRIA INC NPV (OTC: APHQF), METTRUM HEALTH COR COM NPV (OTC: MQTRF), ORGANIGRAM HLDGS I COM NPV (OTC: OGRMF), SUPREME PHARMACEUT COM NPV (OTC: SPRWF) and CANOPY GROWTH CORP COM NPV (OTC: TWMJF), as well as “the only” biotech stock in the space, GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ: GWPH).

  • [By Sean Williams]

    This rapid growth in legal pot has create quite the demand for marijuana stocks. The seven largest marijuana stocks by market cap have all put on a show over the past couple of years. Here are those seven “green giants” listed with their market caps as of March 17, 2017, along with their trailing one-year total returns.

    GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH): $3.0 billion, up 64% Canopy Growth Corp. (NASDAQOTH:TWMJF): $904 million, up 259% Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF) $440 million, up 381% Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF): $482 million, up 299% AXIM Biotechnologies (NASDAQOTH:AXIM): $562 million, up 1,720% Corbus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CRBP): $450 million, up 431% Medical Marijuana (NASDAQOTH:MJNA): $221 million, up 254%

    As you can see, these are some hefty valuations — and some exceptionally strong moves higher on the heels of marijuana’s expansion. With the exception of GW Pharmaceuticals, every one of the largest marijuana stocks has at least tripled in value over the trailing 12 months, with cannabinoid-based drug developer AXIM Biotechnologies skyrocketing more than 1,700%!

  • [By Javier Hasse]

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

  • [By Keith Speights]

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

  • [By Keith Speights]

    There are plenty of reasons for investors to like three marijuana stocks in particular — GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH), Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY), and Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF). In fact, there are at least 661 million reasons. That’s the amount of cash in U.S. dollars that the three companies have combined. Here’s why the cash stockpiles held by GW, Insys, and Apria are important.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Some of you may have seen the joint press release this morning from Aphria Inc. (OTCQB:APHQF) and Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (OTCPK:SCQBD) regarding their response to TMX Group’s “regulatory engagement.” Some people contacted us asking questions like how are the two companies related?, and more. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!