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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2021

Equities research analysts expect CSX Co. (NASDAQ:CSX) to post sales of $2.96 billion for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Seven analysts have made estimates for CSX’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $2.98 billion and the lowest estimate coming in at $2.94 billion. CSX posted sales of $2.74 billion in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 8%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report after the market closes on Tuesday, October 16th.

On average, analysts expect that CSX will report full-year sales of $11.99 billion for the current year, with estimates ranging from $11.90 billion to $12.05 billion. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post sales of $12.41 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $12.15 billion to $12.68 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover CSX.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2021: First Financial Corporation Indiana(THFF)

First Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial services. Its services include commercial, mortgage, and consumer lending; lease financing; trust account services; depositor services; and insurance services. The companys deposit products include interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing demand deposits, savings deposits, time deposits, and other time deposits; and loan products comprise commercial real estate loans, commercial loans, consumer loans, and residential real estate loans. It operates 71 branches in west-central Indiana and east-central Illinois. First Financial Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of First Financial (NASDAQ:THFF) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report released on Thursday.

    Other equities analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research raised First Financial from a sell rating to a buy rating and set a $51.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, June 28th. ValuEngine raised First Financial from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 26th.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2021: Graco Inc.(GGG)

Graco Inc., together with its subsidiaries (“Graco,” “us,” “we,” or “our Company”), is a multi-national manufacturing company. We design, manufacture and market equipment used to pump, meter, mix and dispense fluid and powder materials. Our equipment is used in construction, automotive, mining, oil and natural gas, process, public works and other industries. Graco is a Minnesota corporation and was incorporated in 1926.
We specialize in providing equipment solutions for difficult-to-handle materials with high viscosities, abrasive or corrosive properties, and multiple component materials that require precise ratio control. We aim to serve niche markets, providing high customer value through product differentiation. Our products enable customers to reduce their use of labor, material and energy, improve quality and achieve environmental compliance.
We make significant investments in developing innovative, high quality products.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) – Analysts at William Blair lowered their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Graco in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, January 29th. William Blair analyst N. Heymann now forecasts that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $0.49 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.51. William Blair also issued estimates for Graco’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.44 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.18 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zacks Investment Management acquired a new stake in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund acquired 5,096 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $230,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eleven brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $49.17.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2021: 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 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2021: Euronav NV(EURN)

Euronav NV was incorporated under the laws of Belgium on June 26, 2003 for an indefinite term, and we grew out of the combination of certain tanker businesses carried out by three companies that had a strong presence in the shipping industry: Compagnie Maritime Belge NV, or CMB, formed in 1895, Compagnie Nationale de Navigation SA, or CNN, formed in 1938, and Ceres Hellenic Shipping Enterprises Ltd., or Ceres Hellenic, formed in 1950. Our predecessor started doing business under the name “Euronav” in 1989. Our Company has the legal form of a public limited liability company (naamloze vennootschap/soci茅t茅 anonyme). Our principal shareholder is Marc Saverys, individually or through Saverco NV, or Saverco, an entity controlled by him. The Saverys family has had a continuous presence in the shipping industry since the early nineteenth century.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Euronav (NYSE:EURN) and TOP SHIPS (NASDAQ:TOPS) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Seanergy Maritime (NASDAQ: SHIP) and Euronav (NYSE:EURN) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2021: Covanta Holding Corporation(CVA)

Covanta Holding Corporation, incorporated on April 16, 1992, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates infrastructure for the conversion of waste to energy, as well as other waste disposal and renewable energy production businesses. The Company operates through North America segment, which consists of waste and energy services operations located primarily in the United States and Canada. The energy-from-waste (EfW) serves over two markets as both a sustainable waste management solution and as a source of clean energy.

The Company processes approximately 20 million tons of solid waste annually. The Company operates and/or have ownership positions in over 45 EfW facilities, which are primarily located in North America, and over 10 additional energy generation facilities, including other renewable energy production facilities in North America (wood biomass and hydroelectric). In total, these assets produce approximately 10 million megawatt hours (MWh) of baseload electricity annually. It also operates waste management infrastructure, including over 20 waste transfer stations, 10 environmental services facilities, four landfills (primarily for ash disposal) and one metals processing facility. The Company is constructing an EfW facility in Dublin, Ireland. The Company holds equity interests in EfW facilities in China and Italy.

The Company’s energy-from-waste facilities produce energy through the combustion of non-hazardous municipal solid waste (MSW) in power plants. The Company operates EfW projects in approximately 20 states and over two Canadian provinces. Based on the applicable contract structure at a project, the EfW projects can generally be divided into over three categories, such as tip fee projects; service fee projects that it own, and service fee projects that it do not own but operate on behalf of a municipal owner. The tip fee projects include approximately 20 facilities; service fee (owned) projects include over five facilities,! and service fee (operated) projects include approximately 20 facilities. Its energy-from-waste assets include tip fee structures, such as Hempstead, Lake County, Camden and Bristol; service fee (owned) structures, such as Babylon, Southeast Connecticut and Marion County, and service fee (operated) structures, such as Lee County, York County, Burnaby, MacArthur and Pasco County.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. boosted its holdings in Covanta Holding Corp (NYSE:CVA) by 22.6% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 35,051 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 6,456 shares during the period. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.’s holdings in Covanta were worth $470,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Covanta Holding Corp (NYSE:CVA) insider Paul E. Stauder sold 2,000 shares of Covanta stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.53, for a total value of $35,060.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 42,025 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $736,698.25. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2021: MPLX LP(MPLX)

MPLX LP owns, operates, develops, and acquires pipelines and other midstream assets related to the transportation and storage of crude oil, refined product, and other hydrocarbon-based products in the United States. As of December 31, 2014, the company owned a 99.5% interest in an entity, which in turn collectively owned and operated a network of pipeline systems that include approximately 1,004 miles of common carrier crude oil pipelines; and approximately 1,902 miles of common carrier product pipelines in 9 states. It also holds a 100% interest in butane cavern located in Neal, West Virginia with approximately 1 million barrels of storage capacity. In addition, the company operates crude oil and product pipelines owned by third parties. MPLX GP LLC acts as the general partner of MPLX LP. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. MPLX LP is a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Country Club Trust Company n.a. decreased its holdings in shares of Mplx Lp (NYSE:MPLX) by 6.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 13,944 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 1,016 shares during the period. Country Club Trust Company n.a.’s holdings in Mplx were worth $458,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One company with a history of giving its investors more money each quarter is master limited partnership (MLP) MPLX (NYSE:MPLX). Theoil and gas midstream companyhas now increased its cash distribution to investors for 24 straight quarters, which has helped push its yield up to 7.7%. Given its current slate of growth projects, the company believes it can continue sending more money to investors each quarter for at least the next couple of years.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mplx Lp (NYSE:MPLX) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $41.20.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2021: General Motors Company(GM)

General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. The company operates through GM North America, GM Europe, GM International Operations, GM South America, and GM Financial segments. It markets its vehicles primarily under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Opel, Holden, Vauxhall, Baojun, Jiefang, and Wuling brand names. The company also sells cars and trucks to dealers for consumer retail sales, as well as to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. In addition, it offers connected safety, security and mobility solutions, and information technology services. The company, through its subsidiary, General Motors Financial Company, Inc., provides automotive financing services. General Motors Company was founded in 1897 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Considering Tesla, a company that shipped 100,000 cars, was recently valued more than General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM), which shipped 9.6 million cars and trucks in 2017, we can see where the market got way ahead of itself here.

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    Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, NFLX, AAPL, GM
    Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) is back under pressure after the latest charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against CEO Elon Musk. According to an SEC debate, Musk violated a gag order by failing to seek approval for his tweet on expected production targets for the firm’s electric vehicles. The SEC says Musk’s tweet was a “blatant” violation of an existing settlement agreement. Musk had previously paid a hefty sum and relinquished his role as chair after tweeting he was thinking of taking the company private without filing such plans with the agency. TSLA stocks are off 0.6% on news that the SEC is reportedly seeking contempt of court charges against Musk. The streaming battle between Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is heating up. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced that his company would not provide its original films and TV shows on Apple’s newest video service. Apple is expected to unveil its own streaming service to its subscriber base next week. As the streaming wars continue to heat up and the competition grows more intense, some analysts are worried about the long-term viability of Netflix’s platform. Shares of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) are in focus as ride-sharing giant Lyft prepares to launch its IPO. General Motors owns a significant stake in Lyft, prompting some investors to demand that GM sell its private shares and return what could be worth up to $1.27 billion to GM investors. However, some investors would prefer that GM hold onto its stake ahead of the Lyft IPO for strategic purposes. Look for earnings reports from China Telecom Corp. Ltd.(NYSE: CHA), DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), Franco Nevada Corp. (NYSE: FNV), and Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS).
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  • [By Chris Neiger]

    General Motors (NYSE:GM) has been racing ahead with autonomous vehicles, and this week, the company’s self-driving subsidiary said it would double its employee count over the next nine months.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Meanwhile, Lyft’s latest funding round gave the company $600 million, and its current valuation is about $25 billion — far below Uber’s. Lyft has an impressive list of investors as well, including General Motors (NYSE:GM), which has a 5% stake in the company, and CapitalG, another investment arm of Alphabet. It’s worth noting that Alphabet is playing the odds in the ride-sharing space by buying into both Uber and Lyft through separate investing divisions.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2021: Avid Technology Inc.(AVID)

Avid Technology, Inc. provides digital media content-creation products and solutions for audio, film, video, broadcast professionals, artists, and creative enthusiasts in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company offers various software and hardware professional video-editing solutions, including Media Composer product line, which is used to edit television programs, commercials, and films; NewsCutter and iNews Instinct editors for news production; and Avid Symphony Nitris DX and Avid DS, which are used during the online or finishing stage of post production. It also provides Pinnacle Studio and Avid Studio, which provide consumers and entry-level videographers with the ability to create professional-looking videos; broadcast newsroom graphics, ingest, play-to-air, and automation device control solutions that assist broadcasters as they bring programs from concept to air; and Avid ISIS shared storage system to store, share and manage large quantities of digital media assets. In addition, Avid Technology, Inc. offers Pro Tools digital audio software and workstation solutions that facilitate the audio production process; a range of complementary open audio and video control surfaces and consoles; ICON system for tactile control of Pro Tools software and hardware; VENUE, a family of console products for mixing audio for live sound reinforcement. Further, the company provides Fast Track recording interface products to deliver audio quality plus hands-on controls; MIDI keyboards/controllers and digital pianos, which are used by musicians in the recording studio and for live performances; speakers for use with desktop computer systems and in studios; and Sibelius-branded software allows users to create, edit, and publish musical scores. Additionally, it also offers project management, installation, integration, planning, training, and support services. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Bu rlington, Massachusetts.

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2021: Autohome Inc.(ATHM)

Autohome Inc. was incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands under its former name, Sequel Limited, in June 2008 and adopted its current name in October 2011. Shortly after its inception, in June 2008, Autohome acquired all of the equity interests of the following entities:

* Cheerbright International Holdings Limited, or Cheerbright, a British Virgin Islands company that operates autohome.com.cn, which was launched in 2005;

* Norstar Advertising Media Holdings Limited, or Norstar, a Cayman Islands Company that, among other businesses, operated che168.com, which was launched in 2004; and

* China Topside Limited, or China Topside, a British Virgin Islands company.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Autohome Inc (NYSE:ATHM)’s share price fell 6.5% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $76.95 and last traded at $77.41. 1,384,400 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 64% from the average session volume of 842,765 shares. The stock had previously closed at $82.76.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Raymond James & Associates reduced its stake in shares of Autohome Inc (NYSE:ATHM) by 3.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 229,347 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 7,721 shares during the quarter. Raymond James & Associates owned 0.19% of Autohome worth $23,164,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2021: Extra Space Storage Inc(EXR)

Extra Space Storage, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It engages in property management and development activities that include acquiring, managing, developing, and selling, as well as the rental of self-storage facilities. As of December 31, 2006, Extra Space Storage owned interests in 567 properties located in 32 states and Washington, D.C., as well as managed 74 properties owned by franchisees or third parties. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 1977 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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    There are a handful of REITs in the public storage sector that are worth a look, including Public Storage (NYSE: PSA), Cubesmart (NYSE: CUBE), National Storage Affiliates (NYSE: NSA), and Extra Space Storage (NYSE: EXR).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Extra Space Storage, Inc. (NYSE:EXR) CFO P Scott Stubbs sold 15,600 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.58, for a total value of $1,537,848.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 160,612 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $15,833,130.96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019

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Blue chip stocks are among the worst retirement investments you can make.

There are several blue-chip stocks that will actually cost you thousands of dollars each year. We&a;rsquo;ll discuss three in a moment.

Sure, the financial media might lionize these stocks. But blue chips are simply big companies. When the term first came into being, it was simply an homage to the blue poker chip &a;ndash; at the time, the most valuable chip on the table. Before purples, oranges and grays began to grace the baize.

However, now the term comes with a boat load of perks &a;ndash; the simple assignment of the term &a;ldquo;blue chip&a;rdquo; is practically a buy recommendation. And therein lies the danger. Because in many cases, these larger companies have not only hit the end of their growth cycle, but are nearing the latter stages of their dividend growth cycle as well.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Graco Inc.(GGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, one has assigned a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $49.04.

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    2. Graco (NYSE: GGG)
    This industrial equipment designer/manufacturer is ideally suited to thrive whether or not the debt bomb ignites.  

    The company’s net debt to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) is a desirable 0.4% as its steady free cash flow expanded by 31% last year. At the same time, Graco’s products require frequent updating, and the company aggressively pursues new sources of revenue assuring the cash will continue.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $49.04.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Brightcove Inc.(BCOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on BCOV shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Brightcove from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Dougherty & Co lifted their target price on shares of Brightcove from $11.00 to $14.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 17th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Brightcove from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, April 28th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Brightcove from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Monday, May 7th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on shares of Brightcove from $11.00 to $13.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $9.85.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.(RMAX)

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    I suspect most of us are more familiar with RE/MAX (NYSE: RMAX) — and most of us can bring up the mental image of its iconic red, white and blue Hot Air Balloon.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Millennium Management LLC increased its stake in Re/Max Holdings Inc (NYSE:RMAX) by 120.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 114,357 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 62,422 shares during the quarter. Millennium Management LLC owned about 0.64% of Re/Max worth $5,998,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Re/Max Holdings Inc (NYSE:RMAX) – William Blair issued their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Re/Max in a note issued to investors on Friday, July 6th. William Blair analyst S. Sheldon anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $0.53 for the quarter. William Blair has a “Outperform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for Re/Max’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.64 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.66 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.63 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.47 EPS.

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    I suspect most of us are more familiar with RE/MAX (NYSE: RMAX) — and most of us can bring up the mental image of its iconic red, white and blue Hot Air Balloon.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019

Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM) provides investors a unique way to invest in gold and silver without taking on the day-to-day risks of mining. That’s a key benefit of the precious metals streaming business model. However, this doesn’t mean you get to avoid all of the risks of mining, and Wheaton’s investment in this Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) mine is the perfect example of what can go wrong. Here’s a quick rundown on why Wheaton’s time might be running out on this large mine investment.

Streaming vs mining

Wheaton is a streaming and royalty company. Essentially that means it provides miners cash up front for the right to buy silver and gold at reduced rates in the future. Streaming deals are generally tied to a specific mine investment, often one in the development stage. Miners use the cash to build such mines, or to expand existing assets or pay down debt, and Wheaton gets to benefit from locked-in low prices for the gold and silver it buys, which provides it with wide margins in both good markets and bad.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc.(AEY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about ADDvantage Technologies Group (NASDAQ:AEY) has trended positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ADDvantage Technologies Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.47 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.0561890892472 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Covenant Transportation Group, Inc.(CVTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Covenant Transportation Group (NASDAQ:CVTI) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVTI) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $35.19 and last traded at $34.25, with a volume of 9263 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $33.86.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Covenant Transport (NASDAQ:CVTI) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Covenant Transportation Group (CVTI)

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Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: CNO Financial Group, Inc.(CNO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of CNO Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CNO) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $24.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on CNO Financial Group (CNO)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Coin(O) (CNO) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was January 17th, 2014. Coin(O)’s total supply is 105,396,955 coins. Coin(O)’s official website is coin-o-coin.com. Coin(O)’s official Twitter account is @CoinoOrg.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Graco Inc.(GGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $49.04.

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    2. Graco (NYSE: GGG)
    This industrial equipment designer/manufacturer is ideally suited to thrive whether or not the debt bomb ignites.  

    The company’s net debt to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) is a desirable 0.4% as its steady free cash flow expanded by 31% last year. At the same time, Graco’s products require frequent updating, and the company aggressively pursues new sources of revenue assuring the cash will continue.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) – Analysts at William Blair lowered their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Graco in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, January 29th. William Blair analyst N. Heymann now forecasts that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $0.49 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.51. William Blair also issued estimates for Graco’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.44 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.18 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Prudential Financial Inc. reduced its holdings in Graco (NYSE:GGG) by 55.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 424,224 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 528,080 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. owned about 0.25% of Graco worth $19,395,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, one has assigned a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $49.04.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Harmonic Inc.(HLIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Harmonic Inc  (NASDAQ:HLIT)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 04, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Harmonic (HLIT)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) and Commscope (NASDAQ:COMM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Harmonic (NASDAQ:HLIT) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report released on Tuesday morning.

    Several other research analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Harmonic from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Northland Securities set a $7.00 price objective on Harmonic and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. ValuEngine downgraded Harmonic from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. TheStreet upgraded Harmonic from a d rating to a c- rating in a research report on Monday, July 30th. Finally, Raymond James upgraded Harmonic from an underperform rating to a market perform rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $5.31.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Harmonic (HLIT)

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Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: 1-800 FLOWERS.COM Inc.(FLWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    1-800-Flowers (NASDAQ:FLWS) had its price target hoisted by DA Davidson from $10.00 to $11.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the specialty retailer’s stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for 1-800-Flowers’ FY2018 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.24) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.02 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.16) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.10) EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.54 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The specialty retailer reported ($0.12) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.01, MarketWatch Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $229.93 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $227.57 million. 1-800-Flowers.Com had a net margin of 4.91% and a return on equity of 9.86%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.11) earnings per share. 1-800-Flowers.Com updated its FY19 guidance to $0.38-0.42 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Can The “Tech Summit” Cause A Short Squeeze In TSLA Stock?

Tesla (NSDQ:TSLA) stock has declined by 20% YTD, massively underperforming the market. But while investors are reluctant to invest in the stock, Tesla has been one of the favorite stocks of short traders for some time now. In the latest fortnight, the short interest in TSLA stock jumped by 13% to35.68 million, a massive 32% of the float, with days to cover increasing from 6 days to 8 days. Since August, short interest has jumped by almost 35%. With days to cover rising to 8 days, a strong positive news may lead to a short squeeze. But is there any positive news around the corner for Tesla stock? One source could be tomorrow’s “tech summit” with the President-Elect to which Mr. Musk has been invited.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Regal Entertainment Group(RGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    In December, UK based Cineworld Group Plc also agreed tobuy larger U.S. peer Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) for $3.6 billion in cash in adeal to create the world’s second largest movie theatre operator after AMC Entertainment Holdings. The combined entity is expected to be better able to compete AMC.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares surged 30.2 percent to $5.01 after dropping 40.86 percent on Tuesday. Marathon Patent Group filed for sale of 1.85 million shares of common stock by selling stockholders.
    Capricor Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CAPR) shares jumped 17.2 percent to $2.25 after the company reported the FDA clearance of Investigational New Drug application for CAP-1002.
    Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) gained 13.2 percent to $2.15 following 16.5 percent rally on Tuesday.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares climbed 11.8 percent to $10.45 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    China Distance Education Hldgs Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: DL) shares surged 11.3 percent to $8.67. China Distance Education reported Q4 profit of $5.9 million on revenue of $41.7 million.
    Cytokinetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTK) shares gained 11 percent to $8.05 after falling 7.05 percent on Tuesday.
    Ooma Inc (NYSE: OOMA) shares surged 8.5 percent to $10.85 as the company posted strong Q3 results.
    Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) climbed 8 percent to $17.12 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Tuesday.
    American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC) surged 7.8 percent to $3.59 after the company reported $8 million in D-VAR system orders.
    Thermon Group Holdings Inc (NYSE: THR) rose 6.3 percent to $24.17. William Blair upgraded Thermon Group from Market Perform to Outperform.
    Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) surged 6.1 percent to $182.88. Nomura upgraded Domino's from Neutral to Buy.
    Xencor Inc (NASDAQ: XNCR) rose 5.9 percent to $21.17. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Xencor with an Overweight rating.
    Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IDRA) gained 5.1 percent to $2.28 after the company disclosed that it has been granted FDA Fast Track designation for IMO-2125.
    Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) gained 5.1 percent to
  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) was already rated as Underperform at Credit Suisse, but the firm said that the chain has weak trends and warned that its forecasts and multiples are just still too high. While raising some estimates, Sheikh lowered his target on Regal Entertainment to $17 from $19 in this call.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Emerson Radio Corporation(MSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Emerson Radio (MSN) is a marketer of consumer electronic products and various housewares.

    The company has about $1.91 in cash per share, yet sells for less than half that amount. The stock trades at 7.5 times forward earnings. The company is debt free.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A.(SQM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Most investors interested in gaining exposure to the lithium space should stick with investing in one or more of the large players listed on a major U.S. stock exchange:Albemarle Corporation(NYSE:ALB), FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC), andSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile(NYSE:SQM), or SQM. Smaller players are speculative to varying degrees, and most are unprofitable.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Digital Realty Trust Inc.(DLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Last year was brutal for hedge fund investors — but you wouldn’t know it from the fund managers’ paychecks: Link

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    Jefferies Upgraded ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) from Hold to Buy
    JPMorgan Upgraded Clovis Oncology (NASDAQ: CLVS) From Neutral to Overweight
    Morgan Stanley Upgrades TJX Companies (NYSE: TJX) From Equal-Weight to Overweight
    Macquarie Downgraded Disney (NYSE: DIS) from Outperform to Neutral
    Deutsche Bank Downgraded AvalonBay (NYSE: AVB) from Buy to Hold
    Wells Fargo Downgrades Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR) From Outperform To Market Perform

    This is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day — it's a look at everything happening in the market, in five minutes. To get the full version of this note every morning, click here or email minutes@benzinga.com.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) shares shot up 10 percent to $61.07. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR) announced plans to merge with DuPont Fabros.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Virtu Financial, Inc.(VIRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Virtu Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) had a large buyer at the desk last week. TJMT Holdings, an investment vehicle for the founder and Executive Chairman Vincent Viola, bought a 50,000 share blockat $15.88 apiece. The total price for the trade was $794,345. The company provides market making and liquidity services to the financial markets worldwide. Shares closed last Friday at $15.95, in a 52 week range of$12.35 to $23.97, and the consensus price target is $16.31.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Graco Inc.(GGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joel Elconin]

    At this time, the only relevant news to the Gold market and Gold stocks was the halt of Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG), which was down $0.80 at $84.64 and just reopened at $82.20.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, industrials shares fell by 0.83 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG), down 9 percent, and Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV), down 11 percent.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018

The Economist has a nice piece which highlights the fundamental conflict at the heart of Bitcoin. Miners want the price of bitcoin to keep on rising, because this gives them an incentive to keep mining despite the ever-rising energy cost of doing so. Users, however, want liquidity. They want transactions settled quickly and efficiently, at low cost.

Why is this a conflict, you ask? Simple. It is in the miners’ interests to restrict liquidity in the system, because doing so raises their returns. Liquidity is undervalued in the Bitcoin system – hence the hard cap on issuance and designed-in capacity limitations. So there is a clear incentive to hoard. Keeping bitcoins out of circulation pushes up the price at the expense of liquidity, which pleases the miners at the expense of the users.

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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: DragonWave Inc(DRWI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    DragonWave, Inc.(USA) (NASDAQ: DRWI) shares dropped 19 percent to $2.35. DragonWave reported a Q3 loss of $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.2 million.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Ubiquiti Networks largely headingupwards while small cap peersCeragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ: CRNT) andDragonWave, Inc (NASDAQ: DRWI) have largely headed the other direction:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Ubiquiti Networks still having been a strong performer when compared topotential small cap peersCeragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ: CRNT) andDragonWave, Inc (NASDAQ: DRWI) which have performed pretty poorly:

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: Protective Life Corporation(PL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Sterman]

    My favorite insurers: AIG (NYSE: AIG) (which I discussed a few months ago), Protective Life (NYSE: PL) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE: RGA).

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    That’s a pretty good definition of leadership, but it’s not an easy one to accomplish. However, the CEOs of Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH), General Electric (NYSE:GE), MasterCard (NYSE:MA), and Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) have been able to achieve this translation very well.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    We reprise five of last year’s components: Boeing (BA), CVS Health (CVS), International Business Machines (IBM), Omnicom Group (OMC) and Texas Instruments (TXN), which means they obviously are buys.

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. When compared to other companies in the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and the overall market, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC’s return on equity exceeds that of the industry average and significantly exceeds that of the S&P 500.

     

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Chips from Texas Instruments (TXN) are built into a lot of devices that matter, Cramer said, and if investors want autonomous vehicles, they should be looking at Analog Devices (ADI) .

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC reported flat earnings per share in the most recent quarter. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC increased its bottom line by earning $2.58 versus $1.92 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.72 versus $2.58).

     

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Xilinx makes programmable logic chips that are used in a multitude of applications, from autos and defense to the data center. Cramer said with all of the takeover activity in the semiconductor space, he could see Xilinx becoming a target for the likes of Texas Instruments (TXN) or Micron Technologies (MU) , which may be looking to diversify away from cell phone chips.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: Graco Inc.(GGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, industrials shares fell by 0.83 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG), down 9 percent, and Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV), down 11 percent.

  • [By Joel Elconin]

    At this time, the only relevant news to the Gold market and Gold stocks was the halt of Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG), which was down $0.80 at $84.64 and just reopened at $82.20.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: Costco Wholesale Corporation(COST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) continues to squander an opportunity by operating as if the internet has not become a major factor in retail.

    The company has proven resilient in the face of digital competitors led by Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). While other retailers are shuttering stores, losing sales, and generally fighting for survival, the warehouse chain has not had that problem.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Membership warehouse stock Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) reported Q4 and fiscal 2017 earnings after the Thursday market close with quarterly profitsabove estimates thanks to a hike in membership fees, but a fall in gross margins has fueled concerns of an intensifying grocer price war with shares falling in after hours/pre-market trading. Q4 net sales rose 15.8% to $41.36 billion and net income was $919 million versus $779 million while full year net sales grew 8.7% to $126.17 billion and net income was $2.68 billion versus$2.35 billion. Comparable sales for the 17-week fourth quarter, the 53-week fiscal year, and the 5-week September retail sales month were as follows:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) will report its most recent quarterly results on Thursday as well. The consensus estimates are $1.34 in EPS and $31.38 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $188.07 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $150.00 to $191.22. The consensus price target is $181.81.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Kroger Co (NYSE: KR) and Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) are among the other retailers that significantly benefit from SNAP.

    Although estimates are not available, beverage giants such as PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP), Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS) and The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) also benefit from SNAP. When there was a move in 2011 to bring about restrictions on SNAP purchases, Pepsi reportedly spent $750,000 in the third quarter of 2011 on lobbying alone.