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The U.K. doesn’t yet know what Brexit means, what economic impact it will have or how to execute it.

These are the big takeaways from a week of turmoil that prevented Prime Minister Theresa May from unlocking the second phase of Brexit talks about the future terms of trade between the U.K. and the European Union.

Negotiations continue, but time is tight: Britain will crash out of the EU if no deal is agreed by March 2019, an outcome that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned Wednesday would be “devastating.”

Businesses are preparing to move jobs and investment out of the U.K. in early 2018 if trade talks haven’t started.

Nervous investors have pushed the pound down against the dollar this week.

Here’s why:

1. Britain doesn’t know what Brexit means

The biggest question Britain must answer is what kind of relationship it wants with the EU, its biggest export market, once it has left.

May has made clear that the U.K. will leave the EU’s internal market and customs union. But beyond those red lines, little has been settled.

investing forum: Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited(MPSX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Bradley Seth McNew]

    Multi Packaging Solutions International Ltd. (NYSE:MPSX) shares jumped 23% as of noon EST today, on the news that the packaging company would be acquired by WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) in a deal worth $2.3 billion, including nearly $900 million of debt.

investing forum: Methanex Corporation(MEOH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Back in February of last year, we suggested Methanex Corporation (MEOH), which ended up providing us with some pretty good gains in a fairly short amount of time, and based on what’s happening with the stock technically right now, it could be another gainer over the next several days to few weeks.

investing forum: LCA-Vision Inc.(LCAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Medical Practitioners: This industry jumped 2.82% by 10:15 am. The top performer in this industry was LCA-Vision (NASDAQ: LCAV), which rose 2.9%. LCA-Vision’s trailing-twelve-month revenue is $91.12 million.

investing forum: FMC Technologies, Inc.(FTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Following a series of M&A announcements in the oilfield-services sector since the onset of the oil market downturn, French oil-field service company Technip and U.S. oilfield equipment company FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI) hooked up in an all-stock deal valuing the combined company at $13 billion. Shareholders of each company will own 50% of the combined entity, to be named TechnipFMC, which implies a roughly $6.5 billion acquisition valuation for each entity. The transaction, which should close early next year, will “combine Technip’s innovative systems and solutions, state-of-the-art assets, engineering strengths, and project management capabilities with FMC Technologies’ leading technology, manufacturing, and service capabilities.” Further, it should save $400 million in annual costs by 2019. Moreover, it will enable the combined company to compete better against larger oil-field service rivals Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), and Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB), which have all gained strength during the downturn either through M&A activities or cost savings initiatives.

investing forum: Galapagos NV(GLPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Zeiler]

    Bill Patalon’s initial stock pick was Galapagos NV (Nasdaq ADR: GLPG), a Belgian biotech company.

    Patalon was attracted to Galapagos’ strategy to target “orphan diseases,” afflictions that strike rarely and so often go ignored by the Big Pharma companies. He also liked that Galapagos had more than 50 drug discovery programs underway, and that it already had licensing agreements with several bigger players in the industry.

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Galapagos NV (Nasdaq: GLPG) is our big winner so far, gaining 578.8% since Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon shared his recommendation with Money Morning readers in April 2012. The S&P 500 has gained 75.4% in the same time. Bill has renewed his recommendation for the Belgian biotech several times over the years, saying in 2016 that it has “an established history of piling on gains.” With an average gain of 110% a year, it’s hard to argue with that.

30 Stocks Moving In Friday's Mid-Day Session

ShiftPixy Inc (NASDAQ: PIXY) shares climbed 97 percent to $4.27 following Q4 earnings report. ShiftPixy reported sales of $20.244 million in the fourth quarter, up from $8.46 million year-over-year. The company sees first quarter gross billings of $40 million.
Longfin Corp (NASDAQ: LFIN) shares climbed 56.8 percent to $8.45 after the company announced agreement to acquire Ziddu.com.
Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ: DCIX) shares rose 22.59 percent to $5.97 after falling 7.06 percent on Thursday.
Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares climbed 14.51 percent to $28.605 after gaining 8.47 percent on Thursday.
Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS) shares gained 14.2 percent to $136.00.
Educational Development Corporation (NASDAQ: EDUC) shares rose 13.1 percent to $16.00 after the company reported Q3 and year-to-date revenue.
Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) climbed 12.4 percent to $12.30. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Crocs from Hold to Buy.
TiGenix NV (NASDAQ: TIG) gained 12.4 percent to $24.36. Takeda and TiGenix disclosed that Cx601 has received a positive CHMP opinion for treatment of complex perianal fistulas in Crohn's disease. Mesoblast has granted Tigenix exclusive global patent license to use adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells in local treatment of fistulae.
Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) jumped 10.8 percent to $6.0206 after falling 4.57 percent on Thursday.
Professional Diversity Network Inc (NASDAQ: IPDN) shares rose 10 percent to $4.10.
Under Armour Inc (NYSE: UAA) shares jumped 9 percent to $15.06. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Under Armour from Hold to Buy.
FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) shares gained 8.8 percent to $16.21.
DDR Corp (NYSE: DDR) climbed 8.8 percent to $8.66 after announcing the the creation of a retail value trust, which will be spun off with approximately $3 billion of Gross Book Value of assets and business. The company will complete the portfolio transformation while maintaining scale and balance sheet strength and that the strategy will realize private market asset values.
Galapagos NV (ADR) (NASDAQ: GLPG) shares gained 7.4 percent to $90.71 after the company reported that it has exercised co-promotion option for filgotinib with collaboration partner Gilead Sciences in eight European countries.
Hess Corp. (NYSE: HES) climbed 4.7 percent to $44.42 after a WSJ report says that activist investor Elliott seeks to replace John Hess as CEO or get him to consider a sale. The activist investor also seeks a dividend cut and more buybacks.
U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ: GROW) gained 4.6 percent to $5.915 after climbing 7.82 percent on Thursday.
RumbleON Inc (NASDAQ: RMBL) shares gained 3.1 percent to $5.4594 after announcing a strategic partnership with Sonic Automotive Inc (NYSE: SAH).

Losers
TrovaGene Inc (NASDAQ: TROV) shares dipped 43.1 percent to $0.2449. Trovagene priced its 15 million share common stock offering at $0.30 per share.
One Horizon Group Inc (NASDAQ: OHGI) shares dipped 21.1 percent to $2.4299 after surging 185.16 percent on Thursday.
Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) shares dropped 15.6 percent to $0.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Genoptix for $10 million.
Verastem Inc (NASDAQ: VSTM) shares declined 12.1 percent to $3.21 after announcing public offering of common stock.
Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ: FTR) dropped 10 percent to $8.6401. Barclays initiated coverage on Frontier Communications with an Underweight rating and a $7.00 price target.
Fitbit Inc (NYSE: FIT) shares dropped 7.7 percent to $6.2950. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Fitbit from Hold to Sell.
CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) dipped 7.7 percent to $52.88 following announcement that the CEO Hunter Harrison had taken medical leave.
Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) shares declined 5.6 percent to $47.37. Oracle posted upbeat earnings for its second quarter, but revenue from its cloud-based business missed analysts' estimates.
SG Blocks Inc (NASDAQ: SGBX) shares slipped 5.5 percent to $5.20.
Global Blood Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: GBT) fell 5.3 percent to $37.30. Global Blood Therapeutics reported a $100 million common stock offering.
bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ: BEBE) shares fell 5.1 percent to $4.10.
Yield10 Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: YTEN) shares dropped 5 percent to $3.45 after dropping 17.153 percent on Thursday.
The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHEF) slipped 2.7 percent to $19.50 after the company reported commencement of public offering of common stock.

30 Stocks Moving In Friday's Mid-Day Session

ShiftPixy Inc (NASDAQ: PIXY) shares climbed 97 percent to $4.27 following Q4 earnings report. ShiftPixy reported sales of $20.244 million in the fourth quarter, up from $8.46 million year-over-year. The company sees first quarter gross billings of $40 million.
Longfin Corp (NASDAQ: LFIN) shares climbed 56.8 percent to $8.45 after the company announced agreement to acquire Ziddu.com.
Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ: DCIX) shares rose 22.59 percent to $5.97 after falling 7.06 percent on Thursday.
Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares climbed 14.51 percent to $28.605 after gaining 8.47 percent on Thursday.
Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS) shares gained 14.2 percent to $136.00.
Educational Development Corporation (NASDAQ: EDUC) shares rose 13.1 percent to $16.00 after the company reported Q3 and year-to-date revenue.
Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) climbed 12.4 percent to $12.30. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Crocs from Hold to Buy.
TiGenix NV (NASDAQ: TIG) gained 12.4 percent to $24.36. Takeda and TiGenix disclosed that Cx601 has received a positive CHMP opinion for treatment of complex perianal fistulas in Crohn's disease. Mesoblast has granted Tigenix exclusive global patent license to use adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells in local treatment of fistulae.
Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) jumped 10.8 percent to $6.0206 after falling 4.57 percent on Thursday.
Professional Diversity Network Inc (NASDAQ: IPDN) shares rose 10 percent to $4.10.
Under Armour Inc (NYSE: UAA) shares jumped 9 percent to $15.06. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Under Armour from Hold to Buy.
FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) shares gained 8.8 percent to $16.21.
DDR Corp (NYSE: DDR) climbed 8.8 percent to $8.66 after announcing the the creation of a retail value trust, which will be spun off with approximately $3 billion of Gross Book Value of assets and business. The company will complete the portfolio transformation while maintaining scale and balance sheet strength and that the strategy will realize private market asset values.
Galapagos NV (ADR) (NASDAQ: GLPG) shares gained 7.4 percent to $90.71 after the company reported that it has exercised co-promotion option for filgotinib with collaboration partner Gilead Sciences in eight European countries.
Hess Corp. (NYSE: HES) climbed 4.7 percent to $44.42 after a WSJ report says that activist investor Elliott seeks to replace John Hess as CEO or get him to consider a sale. The activist investor also seeks a dividend cut and more buybacks.
U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ: GROW) gained 4.6 percent to $5.915 after climbing 7.82 percent on Thursday.
RumbleON Inc (NASDAQ: RMBL) shares gained 3.1 percent to $5.4594 after announcing a strategic partnership with Sonic Automotive Inc (NYSE: SAH).

Losers
TrovaGene Inc (NASDAQ: TROV) shares dipped 43.1 percent to $0.2449. Trovagene priced its 15 million share common stock offering at $0.30 per share.
One Horizon Group Inc (NASDAQ: OHGI) shares dipped 21.1 percent to $2.4299 after surging 185.16 percent on Thursday.
Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) shares dropped 15.6 percent to $0.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Genoptix for $10 million.
Verastem Inc (NASDAQ: VSTM) shares declined 12.1 percent to $3.21 after announcing public offering of common stock.
Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ: FTR) dropped 10 percent to $8.6401. Barclays initiated coverage on Frontier Communications with an Underweight rating and a $7.00 price target.
Fitbit Inc (NYSE: FIT) shares dropped 7.7 percent to $6.2950. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Fitbit from Hold to Sell.
CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) dipped 7.7 percent to $52.88 following announcement that the CEO Hunter Harrison had taken medical leave.
Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) shares declined 5.6 percent to $47.37. Oracle posted upbeat earnings for its second quarter, but revenue from its cloud-based business missed analysts' estimates.
SG Blocks Inc (NASDAQ: SGBX) shares slipped 5.5 percent to $5.20.
Global Blood Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: GBT) fell 5.3 percent to $37.30. Global Blood Therapeutics reported a $100 million common stock offering.
bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ: BEBE) shares fell 5.1 percent to $4.10.
Yield10 Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: YTEN) shares dropped 5 percent to $3.45 after dropping 17.153 percent on Thursday.
The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHEF) slipped 2.7 percent to $19.50 after the company reported commencement of public offering of common stock.

top stocks today to buy

Chinese regulators on Monday declared initial coin offerings illegal, dealing a blow to the latest financial-markets mania and sending the prices of the two leading cryptocurrencies, bitcoin and ether, tumbling.

The move by China, which included a call for fundraising activities through the digital tokens to cease immediately, follows on the heels of a recent warning by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it may treat the coins as securities. That potentially opens these unregulated offerings to greater oversight.

top stocks today to buy: Neogen Corporation(NEOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $690.27 million.
    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $3.84 billion.
    Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (NYSE: CCE) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Lands' End, Inc. (NASDAQ: LE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $459.43 million.
    Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: FRAN) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $145.91 million.
    Cheetah Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: CMCM) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $178.04 million.
    Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $90.05 million.
    Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN) is projected to post earnings for its first quarter.
    Fifth Street Asset Management Inc (NASDAQ: FSAM) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $25.12 million.

     

top stocks today to buy: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Angie’s List basically back to breakeven while other online review stocks like small cap Yelp Inc (NYSE: YELP) and mid cap Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) have performed a bit better with mid capacquirer IAC has been a better performer:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Online travel stock Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) reportedQ1 2017 earnings after the market closed on Tuesday with shares up in afterhours /premarket trading. Q1 revenue rose 6% (or 7% on a constant currency basis) to $372 million as hotel revenue grew 4% to $314 million and non-hotel revenue rose 18% to $58 million.Net income was $13 million versus $29 million. Key business metrics cited in the earnings report included:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    This next company comes as a surprise, as it is one that has served over 300 million people around the world…

    Failing Company No. 3: TripAdvisor Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIP)

    The website that changed the way user-generated content is used for travel is feeling the pressure from competition.

top stocks today to buy: Zogenix, Inc.(ZGNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX) was down, falling around 8 percent to $35.82 after the company disclosed new efficacy and safety data from its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of ZX008 in Dravet syndrome.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX) was down, falling around 11 percent to $34.75 after the company disclosed new efficacy and safety data from its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of ZX008 in Dravet syndrome.

top stocks today to buy: Galapagos NV(GLPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Zeiler]

    Bill Patalon’s initial stock pick was Galapagos NV (Nasdaq ADR: GLPG), a Belgian biotech company.

    Patalon was attracted to Galapagos’ strategy to target “orphan diseases,” afflictions that strike rarely and so often go ignored by the Big Pharma companies. He also liked that Galapagos had more than 50 drug discovery programs underway, and that it already had licensing agreements with several bigger players in the industry.

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Galapagos NV (Nasdaq: GLPG) is our big winner so far, gaining 578.8% since Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon shared his recommendation with Money Morning readers in April 2012. The S&P 500 has gained 75.4% in the same time. Bill has renewed his recommendation for the Belgian biotech several times over the years, saying in 2016 that it has “an established history of piling on gains.” With an average gain of 110% a year, it’s hard to argue with that.

stock market options

Wynn Resorts Ltd. (NASDAQ: WYNN) shares suffered an incredible loss over the course of 2014 and well into 2015. The stock still is at about half of its peak value from back in 2014. However ithas made a solid run in 2017 (up 35%) so far, and more investors are coming around to the idea. Also many analysts have taken away their negative ratings over the past few months, but now Wynn has a new street-high analyst target from an independent research firm.

Argus Research has upgraded its rating on Wynn Resorts to Buy from Hold, with a price target of $135. Wynn shares closed at $116.74 on Tuesday, prior to the release of this report. Also worth noting is that shares have risen above the current Thomson Reuters consensus analyst target of $109.18. What should stand out here is that the highest sell-side research target price was $134, so Argus is now the highest official street-high analyst target.

Remember thatthe Thomson Reuters research universe is made up of sell-side research analysts rather than independent research and buy-side research.

stock market options: Key Tronic Corporation(KTCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Computer Peripherals: This industry rose 2.21% by 10:15 am ET. The top performer in this industry was Key Tronic (NASDAQ: KTCC), which gained 0.3%. Key Tronic’s trailing-twelve-month ROE is 14.57%.

stock market options: Barnes & Noble, Inc.(BKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap university book store operatorBarnes & Noble Education Inc (NYSE: BNED), a spinoff fromBarnes & Noble, Inc (NYSE: BKS), reported Q2 2018 earnings before the market opened Monday. Consolidated sales increased 15.1% to$886.9 million (primarily attributable to the contributions from the MBS and Student Brands acquisitions, net new stores opened at BNC, partially offset by the impact from declining comparable store sales at BNC) as year to date consolidated sales increased 23.0% to$1,242.6 million. Comparable store sales at BNC decreased 4.4% representing approximately $33.8 million in revenue primarily attributable to textbook sales, which were down 5.0% versus a decrease of 3.7% in the prior year period and a decrease in general merchandise sales of 1.9% versus a decrease of 1.3% in the prior year period. GAAP net incomewas $48.4 million versus $29.3 million and year to date GAAP net income of $13.6 million versus $1.4 million in the prior year period. For fiscal year 2018, the Company expects sales at BNC to be relatively flat, while BNC comparable store sales are projected to decline in the low-to mid-single digit percentage point range year over year.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Chegg Inc finallymovingabove IPO levels while potential performance benchmarks such as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ: HMHC) and Barnes & Noble Education Inc (NYSE: BNED), a spin off from Barnes & Noble, Inc (NYSE: BKS), have seen their performance slip:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap book retailer Barnes & Noble, Inc (NYSE: BKS) reported fiscal Q4 2017 earnings before the market opened this morning as sales beat expectations while the Q4 loss was narrower than expected. Total sales fell 6.3% to$821 million as online sales increased 2.9% and comparable store sales declined 6.3%. The Q4 net loss improved to $13.4 million from aloss of $30.6 million. For the quarter, Retail generated an operating loss of $15.9 million, while NOOK incurred an operating loss of $7.9 million, for a total operating loss of $23.8 million.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q2 2017 earnings report for small cap bookretailer Barnes & Noble, Inc (NYSE: BKS) is scheduledfor before the market opens onTuesday (November) with the company experiencing significant headwinds the last time around in part due to consumers being focused on elections.

  • [By Kumar Abhishek]

    Apart from eCommerce growth, another reason why some analysts are bullish on Amazon is because of itsgrowing offline presence. In anirony of sorts, Amazon.com, Inc which made its name by disrupting the brick-and-mortar retail market is planning on more physical presence. According to a New York Times article, Amazon is going to make a strong push in the bookstore, groceryand furniture segments. Recently, Amazon opened its first store in the same mall where the giant Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) had its bookstore before Amazon disrupted the publishing industry. For every store that Barnes and Noble will close this year, Amazon is likely to open a new one. Amazon is also opening more grocery shops and fulfillment centers, including one in India. But given the recent chaos in the brick-and-mortar retail space, why is Amazon.com Inc planning to enter this space?

stock market options: Galapagos NV(GLPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Galapagos NV (Nasdaq: GLPG) is our big winner so far, gaining 578.8% since Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon shared his recommendation with Money Morning readers in April 2012. The S&P 500 has gained 75.4% in the same time. Bill has renewed his recommendation for the Belgian biotech several times over the years, saying in 2016 that it has “an established history of piling on gains.” With an average gain of 110% a year, it’s hard to argue with that.

  • [By David Zeiler]

    Bill Patalon’s initial stock pick was Galapagos NV (Nasdaq ADR: GLPG), a Belgian biotech company.

    Patalon was attracted to Galapagos’ strategy to target “orphan diseases,” afflictions that strike rarely and so often go ignored by the Big Pharma companies. He also liked that Galapagos had more than 50 drug discovery programs underway, and that it already had licensing agreements with several bigger players in the industry.

stock market options: PPL Corporation(PPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) posted a 52-week low of $31.53 after closing Tuesday at $32.42. The 52-week high is $40.20. Volume was about 15.5 million, more than three times the daily average of around 4 million shares. The electric utility company took a downgrade on Tuesday and the fallout continues to drop.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) posted a 52-week low of $31.11 after closing Wednesday at $31.59. The 52-week high is $40.20. Volume was about 9.6 million, more than double the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The electric utility company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) posted a 52-week low of $32.48 after closing Monday at $33.97. The 52-week high is $40.20. Volume was about 5.9 million, nearly a third higher than the daily average of around 3.9 million shares. The electric utility company had no specific news.