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President and CEO of Dolby Laboratories Inc (NYSE:DLB) Kevin J Yeaman sold 100,000 shares of DLB on 02/08/2018 at an average price of $62.33 a share. The total sale was $6.2 million.

Dolby Laboratories Inc is an audio and imaging technologies company that transforms entertainment and communications at the cinema, at home, at work and on mobile devices. It derives its revenue from licensing audio technologies. Dolby Laboratories Inc has a market cap of $6.23 billion; its shares were traded at around $60.19 with a P/E ratio of 96.49 and P/S ratio of 5.70. The dividend yield of Dolby Laboratories Inc stocks is 1.00%. Dolby Laboratories Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 1.50% over the past ten years.

CEO Recent Trades:

President and CEO Kevin J Yeaman sold 100,000 shares of DLB stock on 02/08/2018 at the average price of $62.33. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.43% since.

Directors and Officers Recent Trades:

EVP, GEN. COUN. & SECRTY Mark Andrew Sherman sold 81,554 shares of DLB stock on 02/08/2018 at the average price of $62.52. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.73% since.Director Avadis Tevanian sold 2,617 shares of DLB stock on 02/06/2018 at the average price of $62.03. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.97% since.Director N William Jr Jasper sold 5,233 shares of DLB stock on 02/06/2018 at the average price of $62.11. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.09% since.Director Nicholas Jr Donatiello sold 2,617 shares of DLB stock on 02/06/2018 at the average price of $62. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.92% since.Director Peter C Gotcher sold 5,233 shares of DLB stock on 02/06/2018 at the average price of $62.12. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.11% since.

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Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Callon Petroleum Company(CPE)

Callon Petroleum Company, incorporated on March 29, 1994, is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company is engaged in the exploration, development, acquisition and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company focuses on the acquisition, development, exploration and exploitation of unconventional, onshore, oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin in West Texas and the Midland Basin. Its asset base is concentrated in the Midland Basin located within the broader Permian Basin. Its operations are focused on horizontal drilling of several prospective intervals, including multiple levels of the Wolfcamp formation and the Lower Spraberry shale.

The Company has drilled approximately 40 gross (over 27.1 net) horizontal, while completing approximately 30 gross (over 25.8 net) horizontal wells and a gross (approximately 0.4 net) vertical well. The Company owns leaseholds in approximately 17,670 net acres in the Permian Basin. Its Southern Midland Basin area consists of fields located in Upton, Reagan and Crockett Counties, Texas. Its Central Midland Basin area encompasses Midland, Ector, Andrews and Martin Counties.

The Company holds interest in approximately 630 net acres located on the Carpe Diem and Casselman-Bohannon fields (CaBo) in Midland, Andrews and Ector Counties, Texas, which are located in the central portion of the Midland Basin. Its horizontal wells produce from various zones, including Upper Wolfcamp B, Lower Wolfcamp B and Wolfcamp A in Southern Midland Basin, and Lower Spraberry, Middle Spraberry and Wolfcamp B in Central Midland Basin. The Company owns additional immaterial properties in Louisiana.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE) – Equities research analysts at Seaport Global Securities issued their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of Callon Petroleum in a note issued to investors on Monday, August 20th. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly forecasts that the oil and natural gas company will post earnings of $0.88 per share for the year. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Callon Petroleum’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.26 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.27 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.35 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.38 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.26 EPS.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Jefferies currently feels comfortable about this a small-cap stock. Callon Petroleum Co. (NYSE: CPE) is an independent oil and natural gas company that is engaged in the exploration, development, acquisition and production of oil and natural gas properties. It focuses on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Capstone Turbine (NASDAQ:CPST) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Babson Capital Corporate Investors(MCI)

Babson Capital Corporate Investors (the Trust), incorporated on September 13, 1985, is a closed-end management investment company. The Trusts principal investments are privately placed, below-investment grade, long- term debt obligations with equity features such as common stock, warrants, conversion rights, or other equity features and, occasionally, preferred stocks. It typically purchases these investments, which are not publicly tradable, directly from their issuers in private placement transactions. These investments are typically mezzanine debt instruments with accompanying private equity securities made to small or middle market companies.

In addition, the Trust may invest, subject to certain limitations, in marketable investment grade debt securities, other marketable debt securities (including high yield securities) and marketable common stocks. Below-investment grade or high yield securities have speculative characteristics with respect to the capacity of the issuer to pay interest and repay principal. Babson Capital Management LLC (Babson Capital) manages the Trust on a total return basis.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Barings Corporate Investors (NYSE:MCI) shares reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $15.95 and last traded at $15.67, with a volume of 200 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $15.70.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Minnova Corp (CVE:MCI) shares hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as C$0.30 and last traded at C$0.31, with a volume of 0 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$0.31.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Musiconomi (CURRENCY:MCI) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 17:00 PM Eastern on February 10th. Musiconomi has a total market capitalization of $37,823.00 and $0.00 worth of Musiconomi was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Musiconomi token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0014 or 0.00000037 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last week, Musiconomi has traded flat against the U.S. dollar.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Noble Energy Inc.(NBL)

Noble Energy, Inc., incorporated on December 29, 1969, is an independent energy company engaged in crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) exploration and production. The Company’s portfolio is diversified between short-term and long-term projects, domestic and international and a balanced production mix among crude oil, natural gas and NGLs. The Company operates in approximately seven core areas, including the DJ Basin (onshore United States), the Marcellus Shale (onshore United States), Eagle Ford Shale (onshore United States), Permian Basin (onshore United States), the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (offshore United States), offshore West Africa and offshore Eastern Mediterranean. The Company’s sanctioned projects include DJ Basin (onshore United States), Marcellus Shale (onshore United States), Eagle Ford Shale (onshore United States), Permian Basin (onshore United States), Gunflint (deepwater Gulf of Mexico) and Tamar Southwest (offshore Israel). Its operations are grouped into approximately four components that are all primarily in the business of crude oil, natural gas and NGL exploration, development, production and acquisition: the United States; West Africa (Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and Gabon); Eastern Mediterranean (Israel and Cyprus), and Other International and Corporate. Other International includes the Falkland Islands, Suriname, the North Sea and China, and new ventures. Its proved reserves are approximately 1,420 million barrels oil equivalent.

The Company searches for crude oil and natural gas properties onshore and offshore, and seeks to acquire exploration rights and conduct exploration activities in various areas of interest. The Company’s properties consist primarily of interests in developed and undeveloped crude oil and natural gas leases and concessions. The Company also owns natural gas processing plants and natural gas gathering systems and other crude oil and natural gas-related pipeline systems. These assets are primarily used in the processing and ! transportation of its crude oil, natural gas and NGL production. The Company conducts exploration activities in domestic and international locations, including the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, offshore West Africa and offshore the Falkland Islands.

United States

The Company’s assets in the United States include DJ Basin, Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico and Other Onshore US. DJ Basin is a United States crude oil resource play. DJ Basin covers an area of approximately 396,000 net acres. The Marcellus Shale contains natural gas resources. The Company has a 50-50 joint development agreement with CONSOL Energy Inc. (CONSOL) in approximately 700,000 gross acres in southwest Pennsylvania and northwest West Virginia. The Company operates the wet gas (natural gas containing more liquid hydrocarbons) development area in Majorsville, West Virginia and Southwest Pennsylvania, and Moundsville, Shirley and Oxford, West Virginia, while CONSOL primarily operates in the dry gas (natural gas containing less liquid hydrocarbons) development area. The Company and CONSOL also operate CONE Gathering LLC (CONE Gathering), which constructs, owns and operates midstream infrastructure servicing its joint production and is the general partner controlling interest in CONE Midstream Partners. It also operates Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin. The Company operates in various onshore United States areas, including Rocky Mountains and Bowdoin (north central Montana). The Company holds leases on approximately 100 deepwater Gulf of Mexico blocks, representing approximately 39,000 net developed acres and approximately 329,000 net undeveloped acres.

West Africa (Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and Gabon)

The Company’s onshore West Africa is one of the core operating areas and includes the Alba field, Block O and Block I offshore Equatorial Guinea, the YoYo mining concession and Tilapia PSC, offshore Cameroon and one block offshore Gabon. The Company holds approxima! tely 118,! 000 net developed acres and over 30,000 net undeveloped acres in Equatorial Guinea, over 511,000 net undeveloped acres in Cameroon and approximately 403,000 net undeveloped acres in Gabon. Aseng is a crude oil field on Block I, offshore Equatorial Guinea and includes over five horizontal wells. Alen is a natural gas and condensate field primarily on Block O, offshore Equatorial Guinea, which includes approximately three horizontal wells and over three natural gas injection wells connected to a production platform that utilizes the Aseng FPSO for storage and offloading. The Company has over 34% non-operated working interest in the Alba field, offshore Equatorial Guinea. Its operations include the Alba field and related production and condensate storage facilities, a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) processing plant where additional condensate is extracted along with LPGs, and a methanol plant capable of producing approximately 3,100 gross metric tons per day. The Company has an interest in over one million gross undeveloped acres offshore Cameroon, which include the YoYo mining concession and Tilapia PSC. The West Africa natural gas project includes the 2007 Yolanda discovery (Block I) and 2008 Felicita discovery (Block O), offshore Equatorial Guinea, and the YoYo discovery, offshore Cameroon, and associated natural gas from Aseng and Alen, offshore Equatorial Guinea. The Company operates Block F15, an undeveloped, ultra-deep water area, covering approximately 671,000 gross acres.

Eastern Mediterranean (Israel and Cyprus)

The Company’s leasehold position in the Eastern Mediterranean includes approximately eight leases and three licenses operated offshore Israel and over one license operated offshore Cyprus. It holds approximately 80,000 net developed acres and over 261,000 net undeveloped acres located between 10 and 90 miles offshore Israel in water depths ranging from 700 feet to 6,500 feet. The license offshore Cyprus covers approximately 464,000 net undeveloped acres adjacent t! o its Isr! ael acreage.

Other International

Other International includes the Falkland Islands, Suriname and new ventures. It has no proved reserves.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Noble Energy Inc (NYSE:NBL)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The shares of China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP), also known as Sinopec, rose 18% in January, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Not far behind were Canadian oil companies Vermilion Energy(NYSE:VET), with a global asset portfolio, and Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), a Canadian oil sands specialist, with gains of 16% and 15%, respectively. U.S. based Noble Energy(NYSE:NBL), however, led this international quartet with a 19% leap. Noble’s portfolio is global, but it has a material position in the U.S. onshore drilling space.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Noble Midstream (NYSE:NBLX) has a bold plan to grow its already impressive 7.4%-yielding distribution to investors by 20% per year all the way through 2022, which is one of the fastest rates in the midstream sector. Driving that growth would be the expansion of the company’s oil and gas gathering system to support the anticipated increase in production from customers like its parent, Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL).

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Genie Energy Ltd.(GNE)

Genie Energy Ltd., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retail energy provider and a developer of an oil and gas exploration company. The company operates through three segments: Genie Retail Energy; Afek Oil and Gas, Ltd.; and Genie Oil and Gas. It resells electricity and natural gas to residential and small business customers primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern United States. The company also has 86.5% in the southern portion of the Golan Heights in Northern Israel; has 88.4% interest in an oil shale exploration project in Central Mongolia; holds and manages a 41.3% interest in an oil shale development project in Colorado; and has an 86.1% interest in an oil shale development project in Israel. Genie Energy Ltd. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. ValuEngine raised Genie Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 20th. TheStreet raised Genie Energy from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, November 26th.

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    Genie Energy Company Profile

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE:GNE)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 07, 2019, 7:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Tuesday, the utilities shares surged 0.69 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE), up 4 percent, and Genie Energy Ltd. (NYSE: GNE) up 3 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Genie Energy (NYSE:GNE) was upgraded by TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report issued on Monday.

    Shares of Genie Energy stock opened at $5.12 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.81, a quick ratio of 1.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. The firm has a market cap of $125.72 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 168.67 and a beta of 1.59. Genie Energy has a 12-month low of $5.06 and a 12-month high of $5.11.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Vanguard Short-Term Government ETF(VGSH)

Vanguard Short Term Government Bond ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted government bond index with a short-term, dollar-weighted average maturity. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. 1-3 Year Government Float Adjusted Index (the Index). This Index includes fixed-income securities issued by the United States Treasury (not including inflation-protected securities) and the United States Government agencies and instrumentalities, as well as corporate or dollar-denominated foreign debt guaranteed by the United States Government, all with maturities between 1 and 3 years. The Fund invests by sampling the Index, meaning that it holds a range of securities that, in the aggregate, approximates the full Index in terms of key risk factors and other characteristics. The Funds investment advisor is Vanguard Fixed Income Group. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “NEXT Financial Group Inc Acquires Shares of 2,069 Vanguard Short-Term Government Bond ETF (VGSH)” was first posted by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece of content on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and international trademark and copyright law. The correct version of this piece of content can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4203155/next-financial-group-inc-acquires-shares-of-2069-vanguard-short-term-government-bond-etf-vgsh.html.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    FDx Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Vanguard Short-Term Government Bond ETF (NASDAQ:VGSH) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 24,799 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,486,000.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now

Show Tesla some love.

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) , (BRK.B) held its legendary annual shareholders’ meeting over the weekend, and of course, CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger were the stars of the show. But while markets should have been focusing on them (or on Jim Cramer’s Boot Camp for Investors in New York), it was once again Elon Musk of Tesla (TSLA) and his seemingly never-ending thirst for attention that made the headlines.

During his recent, odd earnings call, Musk referred to business moats as “lame,” saying that if “your only defense against invading armies is a moat, you will not last long.” For those just joining us, in business a moat is a competitive advantage created by ownership of a strong brand name that discourages entry into the firm’s markets. Buffett has made a career of investing in firms with “moats” — think Apple, Coca-Cola (KO) , Kraft Heinz (KHC) , Burlington Northern Santa Fe or See’s Candy.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Genie Energy Ltd.(GNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Tuesday, the utilities shares surged 0.69 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE), up 4 percent, and Genie Energy Ltd. (NYSE: GNE) up 3 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Genie Energy (NYSE:GNE) was upgraded by TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report issued on Monday.

    Shares of Genie Energy stock opened at $5.12 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.81, a quick ratio of 1.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. The firm has a market cap of $125.72 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 168.67 and a beta of 1.59. Genie Energy has a 12-month low of $5.06 and a 12-month high of $5.11.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: BAE Systems PLC (BAESY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The Marine Corps has selected BAE Systems (NASDAQOTH:BAESY) to manufacture its next-generation amphibious combat vehicle, dealing a major setback to the diversification plans of Science Applications International (NYSE:SAIC).

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: CoBiz Financial Inc.(COBZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of CoBiz Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:COBZ) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $22.04 and last traded at $21.89, with a volume of 5259 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $21.95.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CoBiz Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:COBZ) – Analysts at Piper Jaffray decreased their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for CoBiz Financial in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. Piper Jaffray analyst B. Rabatin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings per share of $0.30 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.31. Piper Jaffray currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for CoBiz Financial’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.31 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.33 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.25 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.32 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.34 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.37 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.39 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in shares of CoBiz Financial Inc (NASDAQ:COBZ) by 3,473.9% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 296,921 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 288,613 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in CoBiz Financial were worth $5,819,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CoBiz Financial (NASDAQ: COBZ) and FCB Financial (NYSE:FCB) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and earnings.

best stock under 20

Frontier Communications’ (NYSE:FTR) current stock price means that the downside is limited, which has made it an interesting stock to consider. I still believe that the company has to do a lot to improve its core business and capital structure, but the risk-reward equation is now tilting towards the reward side. It is not as risky a stock as it was a year ago, because the stock has already lost more than 70% in the last year. This means that most of the negatives have already been priced in. As the reverse stock split comes into effect (explained in the following paragraphs), there might be some further downward movement. However, if the management is able to show some improvement in leverage and profitability, then this fall should be temporary. I believe the upside can be substantial from here on if the management is able to show some progress in core business.

In my last article about Frontier Communications, I agreed with the analysts at Goldman Sachs that the dividend might be slashed – in fact, I advocated a dividend cut although the dividend coverage was still sufficient. The reasons behind this recommendation were Frontier’s abnormal dividend yield, pressure on stock price, improving the credit profile and reducing the stress on cash flows and EBITDA. Reduction in dividend payments by 62% (down to $0.04 per quarter from $0.105) should reduce stress on cash flows. However, suspending dividend completely would have been a better option, in my opinion. It would have given the management more room to play with the capital structure.

best stock under 20: Hexcel Corporation(HXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) issued a weak profit and sales forecast for 2017.
    VeriFone Systems Inc (NYSE: PAY) reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter, but issued a weak outlook for the first quarter.
    Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) lifted its quarterly dividend by 30 percent to $1.42 per share. The company’s board also announced a a new $14 billion share buyback plans.
    Inovalon Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: INOV) cut its earnings and revenue guidance for full year 2016.

best stock under 20: Genie Energy Ltd.(GNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, utilities shares fell by 0.75 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 5 percent, and Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: CWCO), down 2 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, utilities shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.34 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 11 percent, and American Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: AMID) down 2 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, utilities shares fell by 0.58 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ: MSEX), down 2 percent, and Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 4 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares fell 0.48 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 3 percent, and Southwest Gas Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: SWX), down 2.5 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, utilities shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.22 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 8 percent, and Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ: ARTNA) down 2 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, utilities shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.32 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 3 percent, and SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG), down 3 percent.

best stock under 20: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $218.41 million.

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best stock under 20: The ExOne Company(XONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap 3D printer stock ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE) reportedQ1 2017 earnings after theWednesday market close. Consolidated revenue rose 29% to $10.869 million as machine revenue nearly doubled to $4.3 million versus $2.2 million in the first quarter of 2016. On a machine unit basis, five machines were sold in the first quarter of 2017 compared with one in the 2016 first quarter. Non-machine revenue increased 6% to $6.6 million, compared with $6.2 million in the first quarter of 2016, with the growth driven by increased consumable materials and service due to a larger installed base of machines. The earnings report warned:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Voxeljet AGalong with other small cap 3D printing stocks like ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE), 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys, Ltd (NASDAQ: SSYS) all peaking around 2013-2014, but also showing some signs of life in recent months:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows 3D Systems Corporation outperformingother 3D printing stocks like small caps ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE), Stratasys, Ltd (NASDAQ: SSYS)and Voxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) with all four peaking around the same time in 2013/2014 before crashing with some signs of stabilization over the past 1 1/2 years:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap 3D printer stock ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE) is scheduled for after the marketcloses onThursday (March 16th). 3D printer stocks had their day in the sun a fewyears ago, buthave been disappointing investors eversincethe 3Dbubble burst whileHP Inc (NYSE: HPQ) entering the printer market with its Jet Fusion 3D adds further headwinds. However,3D printershares appear to have stabilized as the short interest has largely been cleared out.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Stratasys, Ltd along with other small cap 3D printing stocks like 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD), ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE)and Voxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) all peaking a few years with the bubble bursting and all showing some signs of stabilization or even a bit of a recent uptick:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Stratasys, Ltd along with other small cap 3D printing stocks like 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD), ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE)and Voxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) all peaking a few years and all showing some signs of stabilization over the past year:

best stock under 20: Paychex Inc.(PAYX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter on Wednesday.

    Paychex posted Q3 earnings of $0.56 per share on revenue of $795.8 million. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.54 per share on revenue of $799.0 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $751.52 million. Paychex shares rose 1.10 percent to close at $56.14 on Wednesday.
    Wall Street expects Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) to post a quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $2.95 billion. Micron shares rose 0.76 percent to $13.29 in after-hours trading.
    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter and issued a weak outlook. Pier 1 Imports shares dropped 6.07 percent to $5.11 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) to have earned $0.74 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion in the latest quarter. McCormick shares fell 0.59 percent to $102.10 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.50 per share on revenue of $751.20 million.

    UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $362.62 million.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

With six catalysts driving the gold price forecast, the yellow metal should easily eclipse its all-time high of $1,895 within the next few years.

That’s a 53% gain from the current gold price of $1,236 an ounce.

While one or two strong catalysts can be enough to drive an investment higher, multiple catalysts increase the likelihood of truly monster gains.

“The more catalysts you have, the bigger bang for the buck,” said Money Morning Executive Editor William Patalon, III.

Patalon, who writes often about gold investing in his Private Briefing newsletter, says we’re witnessing an unusual confluence of no less than six gold price catalysts right now.

Gold Price Forecast Catalyst No. 1: Global Threats Increasing

While global turmoil never recedes completely, threats to world peace have been on the rise lately. Conflict breeds uncertainty in the markets, which historically has pushed gold prices higher.

Russia, under President Vladimir Putin, has shown a willingness to challenge the world’s democracies any way it can, from its annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014 to its alliance with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to its attempts to influence last year’s U.S. elections.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Zumiez Inc.(ZUMZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) was down, falling around 10 percent to $19.78. Zumiez reported in-line earnings for its third quarter on Thursday.

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a good day on Wall Street, as the stock market responded favorably to encouraging news on the employment front. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped on fairly strong job creation during the month of February, and that helped push the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq Composite to modest gains of roughly between a quarter percent and a half percent. Yet even with a positive mood among market participants, some stocks weren’t able to participate in the end-of-week rally. Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ), and Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) is set to report its fiscal second-quarter results on Thursday. The consensus estimates predicta net loss of $0.08 per share and $177.35 million in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $16.61 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $15.20, and the stock has a 52-week range of $11.53 to $23.45.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: EQT Midstream Partners, LP(EQM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Not only does Jana consider the deal price overvalued, but it looks to redirect EQT’s focus to a breakup of pipeline operations to transform the core company into an exploration & production firm. The pipelines already trade publicly under EQT Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: EQM) and EQT GP Holdings LP (NYSE: EQGP).

  • [By WWW.INVESTOPEDIA.COM]

    Companies in the oil storage business can take advantage of what is known as contango, which is when forward prices are higher than current prices, allowing the purchase of cheap oil to be stored and sold at a later date while securing income using derivatives. Five companies that appear to be in a good position to take advantage of reduced oil storage capacity are Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP), Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EDP), Spectra Energy Partners (NYSE: SEP), Buckeye Partners (NYSE: BPL) and EQT Midstream Partners (NYSE: EQM).

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: SandRidge Permian Trust(PER)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    As a service to our readers, we’ve put together a list of 10 cheap oil stocks under $5. Here are the stocks, share prices, and year-to-date (YTD) returns for each:

    Vallourec Sp (OTCMKTS ADR: VLOWY); $1.42; +13.6% YTDIthaca Energy Inc. (TSE: IAE); $1.93; +14.5% YTDSandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE: PER); $3.45; +16.95% YTDGeopark Ltd. (NYSE: GPRK); $5.06; +17.4% YTDGastar Exploration Inc. (NYSEMKT: GST); $1.89; +22.26% YTDAscent Resources Plc. (LON: AST); $2.11; +25.53% YTDErin Energy Corp. (NYSEMKT: ERN); $3.94; +29.1% YTDChesapeake Granite Wash Trust (NYSE: CHKR); $3.25; +38.3% YTDSouthcross Energy Partners LP (NYSE: SXE); $2.27; +68.15% YTDBonanza Creek Energy Inc. (NYSE: BCEI); $2.27; +122.55% YTD

    This list of oil stocks contains some highly speculative plays, so we can’t recommend buying them.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Genie Energy Ltd.(GNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, utilities shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.34 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 11 percent, and American Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: AMID) down 2 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, utilities shares fell by 0.75 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 5 percent, and Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: CWCO), down 2 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, utilities shares fell by 0.58 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ: MSEX), down 2 percent, and Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 4 percent.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2018

One of the biggest challenges for investors is filtering out bad, useless or even costly “information.” I have a method for screening out the noise and using my time more effectively. Part of it is keeping the TV on mute and using TIVO to check out anything that is really significant. You can also just skip articles that obviously do not meet the test.

Here is a good starting list of what to ignore. Feel free to suggest additions.

The Hindenburg Omen – or any other method using BO (i.e., backtested overfitting) and failing the smell test. Commentary from people who are famous for being famous – their websites confuse media appearances with credentials. Tobin’s Q – a great idea fifty years ago, but not relevant for modern companies. Bond guys’ opinions about stocks – don’t ask your barber if you need a haircut (Warren Buffett) Stock guys’ opinions about bonds – see above. PMI data lacking multiple business cycles – you have to start somewhere, but we do not need to believe it. Recession predictions from some “expert” who cooked up a model last week – too few cases, too many variables.

You can save many hours and also avoid some bad decisions by rejecting this useless and harmful noise.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2018: Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc(AVNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Stocks on the move: Galena Biopharma Inc. (NASDAQ: GALE) is down 15.4% at $1.93 after pricing a secondary offering of 17.5 million units at $2.00. Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) is up 6.1% at $28.21, after an analysts upgrade which sent shares to a new 52-week high of $28.88 earlier. Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) is down 18.2% at $4.08.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2018: Genie Energy Ltd.(GNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares fell 0.48 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 3 percent, and Southwest Gas Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: SWX), down 2.5 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, utilities shares fell by 0.58 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ: MSEX), down 2 percent, and Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 4 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, utilities shares fell by 0.75 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 5 percent, and Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: CWCO), down 2 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, utilities shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.22 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 8 percent, and Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ: ARTNA) down 2 percent.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2018: Cartesian, Inc.(CRTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedsmall cap professional services and technical solutions stock Cartesian Inc (NASDAQ: CRTN) as a long/bullish trade:

Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2018: Benitec Biopharma Limited(BNTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benitec Biopharma Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: BNTC) shares shot up 44 percent to $4.41. Benitec Biopharma disclosed that the key pre-clinical data on oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy has been published in Nature Communications.

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    Here’s a list of the top 10 penny stocks to watch in March, which includes the biggest gainers last month…

    Penny StockCurrent Stock PriceFebruary 2017 ReturnZosano Pharma Corp. (Nasdaq: ZSAN)$2.56+123.3%Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: BLPH)$1.25+113.8%Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: PPHM)$0.59+101.7%Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GALT)$1.79+91.9%Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BASI)$1.58+90.6%CymaBay Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CBAY)$3.50+89.8%Vermillion Inc. (Nasdaq: VRML)$2.56+86.3%Naked Brand Group Inc.(Nasdaq:NAKD)$2.16+76%Eyegate Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: EYEG)$2.63+73.9%Benitec Biopharma Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: BNTC)$2.60+59.9%

    The best-performing penny stock – Zosano Pharma Corp. – soared an incredible 123.3% from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28. To put those gains into perspective, that’s more than five times the S&P 500’s 23% climb in the last 12 months.