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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019

Athletic gear maker Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) last week took over the top spot as the best performing Dow Jones industrial average stock for the year to date. The stock gained about 8.5% during the week, with more than all of that coming on Friday when the shares added nearly 11%. For the year to date, Nike stock is up 27.4%.

The second-best performer among the Dow index equities so far this year is Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), which is up 16.16%. That is followed by Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), up 15.28%, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), up 13.8%, and Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), up 12.35%. Of the 30 Dow stocks, 12 have managed to post a gain to date in 2018.

The Dow experienced another tough week, dropping nearly 310 points over the course of the past week to close at 24,271.41, down about 1.3% from the previous Friday’s close. It could have been even worse. At Wednesday’s close, the Dow was down more than 450 points for the week. The index closed up less than 1% for the second quarter but down 1.8% for the first six months of 2018.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Quad Graphics, Inc(QUAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cramer was bearish on Chesapeake Energy (CHK) , Adaptimmune Therapeutics (ADAP) , Icahn Enterprises (IEP) , Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) , Quad/Graphics (QUAD) , Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) and L Brands (LB) .

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    Quad/Graphics (QUAD) : “They have a 6% yield but they have no growth. I’m taking a pass.”

    Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) : “People are worried about natural gas transit. I’m worried about that 9% yield.”

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Spok Holdings, Inc.(SPOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Spok earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.0015198315013 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Spok (NASDAQ: SPOK) and Mobil’nye Telesistemy PAO (NYSE:MBT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Not only is Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) the newest member of the Franchise List, but it is a returning member. Also, the company has begunof the long process of completing a massive purchase of another refining giant. Marathon agreed to buy rival Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) for $23.3 billion in the biggest-ever deal for an oil refiner. That would create the largest independent fuel maker in the United States.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    There has been a slew of merger & acquisition activity in the refining industry as of late as companies look to add economy of scale. The rate of consolidation went into warp speed last week when Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) announced their $23 billion merger deal. HollyFrontier isn’t a big fish in this industry, but it does have a reputation for making value-adding acquisitions. So of course, an analyst asked CEO George Damiris on the company’s conference call for his view of the M&A market and what we might expect from HollyFrontier. Here’s his response:

  • [By Jason Hall, Tyler Crowe, and John Bromels]

    If you’re shopping for great buys in the oil patch right now, three Motley Fool contributors think you should take a close look at tech-heavy but asset-light oilfield services providerCore Laboratories N.V.(NYSE:CLB), value-priced independent oil producerApache Corporation(NYSE:APA), and refining giantMarathon Petroleum Corp(NYSE:MPC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders bought shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $138.21 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $102.43 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $35.78 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Marathon Petroleum had the 13th highest net in-flow for the day. Marathon Petroleum traded down ($1.22) for the day and closed at $69.60

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Marathon Petroleum earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.2436065193767 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund, Inc.(MHF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vivaldi Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Western Asset Municipal (NYSE:MHF) by 64.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 32,185 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,646 shares during the quarter. Vivaldi Capital Management LLC owned about 0.15% of Western Asset Municipal worth $231,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation(LINC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lincoln Educational Services Co. (NASDAQ:LINC) – Equities research analysts at Barrington Research cut their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Lincoln Educational Services in a report released on Wednesday, May 9th. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.02) for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of ($0.01). Barrington Research has a “Buy” rating and a $2.50 price target on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Lincoln Educational Services’ FY2018 earnings at ($0.14) EPS.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: WD-40 Company(WDFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Rich Smith, and Daniel Miller]

    In the spirit of Lynch’s investment principles, we asked three of our Motley Fool investors to each highlight a stock Wall Street isn’t paying much attention to, but could be a great investment. Here’s a brief look at their selections: WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC), Control4 (NASDAQ:CTRL), and VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) Director Daniel E. Pittard bought 530 shares of WD-40 stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $132.65 per share, for a total transaction of $70,304.50. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    The message you get when you read through an investor presentation deck for the WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC) is growth. The North Star for management is to grow its revenue to $700 million annually by 2025 while maintaining its current margins. So when looking at the company’s earnings reports, the first thing that any investor is going to look at is the revenue growth rate.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Investors that have taken a long-term, buy-and-hold approach to wealth-building might not dispute that claim. Owning a stock for years — or decades — makes future dividend yields higher, future share growth more powerful, and provides peace of mind compared to the more frenzied buying and selling that seems to dominate investing today. Even better, there’s never a bad time to start. Those looking for top stocks of the next decade might want to take a closer look at oil driller EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG), maintenance products specialist WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC), and home water technology leader A.O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Avondale Wealth Management cut its position in iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 24.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 51,587 shares of the company’s stock after selling 16,716 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF makes up about 8.3% of Avondale Wealth Management’s holdings, making the stock its 5th biggest position. Avondale Wealth Management’s holdings in iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF were worth $10,048,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Portland Global Advisors LLC cut its position in shares of iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 2.1% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 12,875 shares of the company’s stock after selling 270 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF accounts for 1.0% of Portland Global Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 24th biggest holding. Portland Global Advisors LLC’s holdings in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF were worth $2,508,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Newell Rubbermaid Inc.(NWL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC cut its position in Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) by 20.2% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 88,318 shares of the company’s stock after selling 22,384 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Newell Brands were worth $2,250,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors sold shares of Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $18.02 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $72.22 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $54.20 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Newell Brands had the 13th highest net out-flow for the day. Newell Brands traded up $0.20 for the day and closed at $26.22

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) traded down more than 1.5% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $23.41 after closing Wednesday at $24.78. The stock’s 52-week high is $55.08. Volume totaled around 8.2 million, approaching 15% above the daily average of around 1.1 million. The company had no specific news.

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    TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Tuesday’s trending topics including Goldman Sachs (GS) , JPMorgan Chase (JPM) , Newell Brands (NWL) and Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) .

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE:FL) were up 13.5% as of 11:00 a.m. EDT Friday after the footwear retailer announced better-than-expected fiscal first-quarter 2018 results.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which traded down about 12% at $40.08. The stocks 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86. Volume was about 22 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.6 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) to report quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $1.96 billion before the opening bell. Foot Locker shares gained 2.39 percent to $47.50 in after-hours trading.
    Zoe’s Kitchen Inc (NYSE: ZOES) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company also lowered its FY18 sales outlook from $358million-$368 million to $345 million-$352 million. Zoe’s Kitchen shares tumbled 23.64 percent to $11.05 in the after-hours trading session.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter. Ross Stores shares dropped 4.80 percent to $78.98 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) to have earned $1.15 per share on revenue of $277.35 million in the latest quarter. Hibbett will release earnings before the markets open. Hibbett shares rose 2.23 percent to $29.60 in after-hours trading.
    Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE: DECK) reported better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter. Deckers Outdoor shares surged 4.90 percent to $108.75 in the after-hours trading session.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) rose 15.3 percent to $53.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) rose 10.4 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading. Evofem Biosciences reported closing of public offering of common stock and warrants.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 7.3 percent to $4.88 in pre-market trading after declining 1.94 percent on Thursday.
    SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEDG) shares rose 5.7 percent to $59.65 in pre-market trading after falling 8.43 percent on Thursday.
    Yirendai Ltd. (NYSE: YRD) rose 5 percent to $30.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 4.9 percent to $108.75 in pre-market trading after reporteingd better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.
    Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: APRN) rose 4.2 percent to $3.21 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.70 percent on Thursday.
    Recro Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: REPH) rose 4 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after dropping 54.67 percent on Thursday.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 3.8 percent to $4.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) shares rose 2.9 percent to $2.85 in pre-market trading after climbing 7.78 percent on Thursday.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 2.5 percent to $14.20 in pre-market trading after surging 11.33 percent on Thursday.

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment fromMotley Fool Money, host Chris Hill and analysts David Kretzmann, Jason Moser, and Aaron Bush break down the latest earnings report from sneaker specialist Foot Locker(NYSE:FL), which was not strong, but also not as bad as Wall Street had expected. Despite falling comps and a shrinking store count, the stock price jumped by around 15% in response to the release. The guys talk about Foot Locker’s path ahead, whether its outlook is too optimistic, the challenges of e-commerce, and a bigger threat to its sustainability than Amazon(NASDAQ:AMZN).

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    The examples seem endless…

    Sears Holdings Co. (Nasdaq: SHLD), which has gone from 1,980 stores in 2013 to just 1,002 as of February, has announced the closing of more than 190 stores so far this year. Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL) closed more than 140 stores around the world last year and expects a net loss of 70 more in 2018. Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) announced last May that it would close 125 stores. American Apparel, Claire’s, Toys R Us, and Payless, among others, have all filed for bankruptcy.

    But there is one specialty retailer that isn’t feeling the pinch. In fact, this company is doubling down on its brick-and-mortar locations. It acquired 11 of its franchise stores in Maryland last March, making 814 of its 951 stores now owned by the company.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Nevro Corp.(NVRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lessened its holdings in Nevro (NYSE:NVRO) by 5.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 823,579 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 45,510 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Nevro were worth $71,378,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO) traded down about 19% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $54.87 after closing Thursday at $68.04. The stock’s 52-week high is $94.34. Volume totaled around 5.7 million, close to 15 times the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Shares ofNevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO)are falling today, down 13% as of 10:21 a.m. EDT, after an SEC filing revealed that the medical device company’s VP of sales has been fired.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nevro (NYSE:NVRO) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The medical equipment provider reported ($0.59) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.32) by ($0.27), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Nevro had a negative net margin of 11.22% and a negative return on equity of 15.01%.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Nevro Corp. (NASDAQ: NVRO) fell 11.6 percent to $81.58 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) shares fell 8.3 percent to $20.33 in pre-market trading after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) fell 7.5 percent to $51.74 in pre-market trading. Zillow reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak sales guidance for the second quarter.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) fell 7.2 percent to $3.11 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares fell 5.5 percent to $4.14 in pre-market trading after rising 11.17 percent on Monday.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) fell 5.1 percent to $95.00 in pre-market trading. Albemarle declared a quarterly dividend of $0.335 per share.
    Tata Motors Limited (NYSE: TTM) fell 4.8 percent to $23.80 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) fell 4.5 percent to $57.14 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares fell 4.3 percent to $2.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.73 percent on Monday.
    51job, Inc. (NASDAQ: JOBS) shares fell 4.2 percent to $93 in pre-market trading after rising 3.55 percent on Monday

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    After reporting first-quarter results,shares in Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO),a medical device maker that is focused onpain management, fell 15% as of 10:58 a.m. EDT on Tuesday.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018

A month ago, Teslas closing stock price peaked at $383.45, and last week the stock closed below $330.

Tesla Inc. Powerpacks and inverters stand at the Southern California Edison Co. Mira Loma energy storage system facility in Ontario, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 1, 2017. The Mira Loma substation houses nearly 400 Tesla Powerpack units, in an effort to operate to state regulations on producing clean energy electricity. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Apparently, investors are beginning to catch on to the fact that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a severe case of a behavioral condition known as the planning fallacy. People who suffer from the planning fallacy are serial offenders when it comes to projects coming in over budget, late, and with fewer features than promised. The New York Times reported that Telsa’s main problematic issues pertain to a slower timetable than expected for the introduction of the Model 3, along with problems that relate to the manufacture of its battery packs.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: American Assets Trust, Inc.(AAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Markus Aarnio]

    Owens Realty Mortgage’s competitors include American Assets Trust (AAT), Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) and Boston Properties (BXP). American Assets Trust has seen five insider buy transactions and four insider sell transactions this year. American Assets Trust has a dividend yield of 2.78%. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has seen 14 insider sell transactions this year. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has a dividend yield of 4.10%. Boston Properties has seen one insider buy transaction and four insider sell transactions this year. Boston Properties has a dividend yield of 2.43%.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Madison Square Garden Inc.(MSG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Silver+Lake+Group%2C+L.L.C.

    These are the top 5 holdings of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.GoDaddy Inc (GDDY) – 15,868,908 shares, 21.3% of the total portfolio. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) – 3,587,218 shares, 16.52% of the total portfolio. Sabre Corp (SABR) – 30,019,094 shares, 16.43% of the total portfolio. Broadcom Ltd (AVGO) – 1,618,567 shares, 11.1% of the total portfolio. BlackLine Inc (BL) – 12,543,873 shares, 10.99% of the total portfolio. Share

  • [By Ian Wyatt, Publisher & Chief Investment Strategist, Wyatt Investment Research]

    Meanwhile, Mark Boyar, of The Boyar Value Fund, recommends another household name: Madison Square Garden (MSG). He thinks the Dolan family could take the company private.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Madison Square Garden Co (NYSE: MSG) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $325.53 million.

    Gogo Inc (NASDAQ: GOGO) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.42 per share on revenue of $137.58 million.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(PCRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: PCRX) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $39.80. Pacira Pharmaceuticals reported preliminary 2016 revenue of $276.4 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX) has announced preliminary unaudited total revenues and net product sales for Exparel for the fourth quarter and the full year. Total revenues were $72.9 million and $276.4 million for the fourth quarter and full year, respectively. Exparel net product sales were $71.4 million and $239.9 million for the same periods, respectively. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters were calling for revenues of $72.56 million in the fourth quarter and $276.09 million in the full year.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Lubar & Co., Inc’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Lubar+%26+Co.%2C+Inc

    These are the top 5 holdings of Lubar & Co., IncEnLink Midstream LLC (ENLC) – 1,882,007 shares, 37.97% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.40%Hallador Energy Co (HNRG) – 2,788,685 shares, 23.23% of the total portfolio. Vanguard Value ETF – DNQ (VTV) – 77,126 shares, 7.65% of the total portfolio. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 38,400 shares, 6.84% of the total portfolio. New PositionVanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF – DNQ (VOE) – 61,550 shares, 6.52% of the tota

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018

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An annuity analysis tool maker has finally released two major new comparative illustration tools, after a development process that lasted for more than a decade.

Cannex Financial Exchanges Ltd. says the new tools can help advisors show clients how annuities from multiple carriers might perform in a wide range of scenarios.

The Cannex VA Analysis system illustrates how variable annuities might perform, and the Cannex FIA Analysis system illustrates how indexed annuities might perform, the company says.

The systems can illustrate what might happen to the guaranteed portions of contracts and riders.

The systems can also show what might happen to the performance of annuity components with returns linked to the performance of variable annuity separate accounts or investment index benchmarks, according to Cannex.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: (LVMUY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    (Incidentally, the operating structure and history of growth through smart acquisitions and management is a reminiscent story behind the rise of Bernard Arnault and The Arnault Family Group, which is the majority controlling shareholder in LVMH Mo毛t Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.E. (OTCPK:LVMUY) and Christian Dior SE in the ultra-luxury goods industry.)

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Carnival Corporation(CCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Diane Alter]

    At $28.66, SNE shares were up 0.28% in morning trading.

    CES Companies to Watch, No. 3: Carnival (NYSE: CCL)

    Carnival Cruise Line (NYSE: CCL) announced Wednesday at CES 2017 that it will give passengers on board its ships high-tech wearable wristbands – which can also be worn as a pendant or necklace. The device can be used to unlock their room, purchase food, and to pay toplay games such as blackjack.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    How about individual stories? Tuesday I was pleasantly surprised by the commentary on both the Darden (DRI) and Carnival (CCL) calls. Weekend dining and lunch were very strong for Darden, parent of Olive Garden, even though CEO Gene Lee acknowledged that it’s competing against “new necessities today, whether smartphones, whether it’s your cable bill, your Netflix bill. I mean, they have increased significantly over the years.” Hmm, is there any wonder why takeout pizza is so strong? Makes me want to buy both Darden and Domino’s (DPZ) .

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) fiscal fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Tuesday morning. The consensus estimates are calling for $0.51 in earnings per share (EPS) and $4.15 billion in revenue. The shares were last seen trading at $65.95. The consensus price target is $72.98, and the 52-week trading range is $50.77 to $69.89.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    That’s not to say the consumer never leaves the house, but when they do, they shop for their homes at Home Depot (HD) and Home Goods, the TJX Stores (TJX) chain that’s knocking it out of the park. The consumer is also visiting theme parks like Six Flags (SIX) and Walt Disney (DIS) and they’re also going on Carnival Cruises (CCL) .

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK)shareholders have to be feeling pretty good these days. The stock hit yet another new high on Friday, and the stock is trading 13% higher so far in 2017.It’s been smooth sailing so far this year, but the first big test comes on Tuesday morning when the world’s largest cruise line operator reports financial results for its fiscal first quarter.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Lubar & Co., Inc’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Lubar+%26+Co.%2C+Inc

    These are the top 5 holdings of Lubar & Co., IncEnLink Midstream LLC (ENLC) – 1,882,007 shares, 37.97% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.40%Hallador Energy Co (HNRG) – 2,788,685 shares, 23.23% of the total portfolio. Vanguard Value ETF – DNQ (VTV) – 77,126 shares, 7.65% of the total portfolio. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 38,400 shares, 6.84% of the total portfolio. New PositionVanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF – DNQ (VOE) – 61,550 shares, 6.52% of the tota

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Nordic American Tankers Limited(NAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) dropped about 4.8% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $2.58 after closing at $2.71 on Friday. Volume was around 2.8 million, more than double the daily average of around 2.3 million. The firm sent shareholders a letter this morning explaining the shipper’s recapitalization program.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) posted a new 52-week low of $2.68 Wednesday, down about 27% after closing at $3.67 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $9.32. Volume was about 20.3 million, more than 20 times the daily average of around 940,000 shares. The company announced priced a sale of $110 million in new shares at $2.75 per share.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) dropped about 2.4% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $2.49 after closing at $2.55 on Tuesday. Volume was around 2.8 million, about double the daily average of around 1.4 million. The firm sent shareholders a letter Tuesday morning explaining the shipper’s recapitalization program. The explanation did not sell any better today.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) dropped about 3% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $2.51 after closing at $2.59 on Monday. Volume was around 2.8 million, about double the daily average of around 1.4 million. The firm sent shareholders a letter Monday morning explaining the shipper’s recapitalization program. Apparently the explanation did not sit well.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Credit Acceptance Corporation(CACC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ: CACC) shares are down more than 5.1 percent on Friday after Bloomberg reported that the Federal Trade Commission has requested information from the company regarding its use of ignition kill switches and GPS systems in debt collection.

Hot Stocks For 2018

Global Equities Researchs Trip Chowdhry isn’t the only one defending Tesla Motors (TSLA) today after the upstart automaker missed its own delivery forecasts. Baird’s Ben Kallo and Tyler Frank explain why Tesla’s weakness is a buying opportunity:

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Expect shares to face near-term pressure but remain buyers. Total Q2 deliveries were below our estimate and FY:16 deliveries are expected to be slightly below Teslas previously guided range. That said, Tesla had >5k vehicles in transit at quarter-end, and significantly ramped production, nearly reaching its targeted production rate of ~2k vehicles per week. We would be buyers on any weakness as upcoming catalysts (additional Model III details, cash flow positive, Model X reviews, gigafactory updates) should drive shares higher over the long term.

Hot Stocks For 2018: Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc.(SRPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT) saw its shares make a handy gain on Tuesday following its presentation at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference. The companys Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) drug, Exondys 51, generated better than expected sales clocking in at $5.4 million in the fourth quarter. Previously, this DMD treatment was approved by the FDA just as recently as September 2016.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    After surveying 30 neurologists, Baird’s Brian Skorney and Neena Bitritto-Garg contend that the Street might be underestimating sales of Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) Exondys 51 treatment for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. They explain why:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $47.52 following the announcement of positive results in its study for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Skorney’s namesVertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX),Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), and Curis (CRIS) his top biotech picks for 2017, while Ulz chosesBioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) andParatek Pharmaceuticals (PRTK).

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Yet some stocks didn’t participate in the rally, instead contending with negative news of their own. Zoe’s Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES), GOL Lineas Aereas Inteligentes (NYSE:GOL), and Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) 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 Johanna Bennett]

    Will healthinsurers pay for Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) Exondys 51?

    Thats a question that several analysts have weighed on today. It appears that payors are still actively evaluating and reevaluating coverage of the Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug Exondys 51.

    Approved by the FDA in September, the drug has met with widespread pushback from insurers like Anthem (ANTM), Humana (HUM) and UnitedHealth Group (UNH) amid concerns about its efficacy. So while Sareptas share price has more than doubled over the past 12 months, it has made a sharp retreat, falling 50% to just under $32 a share since hitting a record high $63.73 a share in late September.

    But Cowen analyst Ritu Baral says the tide maybe turning, arguing that coverage denials wont be permanent.

    As SRPT management and our Neuromuscular Disease panelist indicated to us at our recent Healthcare Conference, payor discussions are continuing regarding Exondys 51 with manageable, increasingly positive feedback. Of the major plans we have seen coverage policies released for, only Anthem (including Blue Cross Blue Shield) had previously denied coverage of Exondys, though patients could petition for coverage via a standard appeal process (see further below). Based on their February Specialty Pharmacy Medical Management Prior Authorization Drug List, it appears Anthem will add Exondys 51 to its prior auth list as of 5/1. We think this is encouraging and indicative of the evolving payor landscape surrounding Exondys 51 and more broadly, DMD. Anthem’s pick-up, together with those such as United, which started coverage on 2/1, support the idea of accelerating new patient starts, suggested by SRPT last week at our Healthcare Conference.

    …But Coverage Denials Persist (For Now), Especially Among Non-Ambulatory Patients. While we think the overwhelming majority of amenable patients will eventually be covered for Exondys 51, we do note several social media anecdote

Hot Stocks For 2018: Fossil Inc.(FOSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    As for individual stocks, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) and Fossil Group(NASDAQ:FOSL) attracted heavy investor interest following their quarterly earnings reports.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Fossil Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL) which rose over 9% to $7.75. The stocks 52-week range is $5.50 to $27.93. Volume was 3 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Fossil Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL) dropped nearly 25% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $13.65 after closing at $18.15 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $36.87. Volume was more than 5 times the daily average of around 1.9 million shares. The company missed analysts’ expectations bigly this morning.

  • [By Shah Gilani]

    That’s amazingly close to the definition I’d give the once-trendy watch and accessories purveyor turned dinosaur crap retailer, Fossil Group Inc.(Nasdaq: FOSL).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    After running through their scenarios,Boruchow comes up with five losers from Trump’s tax plans: Carters (CRI), Urban Outfitters (URBN), Under Armour (UA), Fossil Group (FOSL) and Gap (GPS). He explains why:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Wearable devices are quickly becoming mainstream technology, with smartwatches and fitness trackers leading the way. You’d never know that based on the performance of traditional watchmaker Fossil Group (NASDAQ:FOSL) as the company is struggling to adapt to the changing times.

Hot Stocks For 2018: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Lubar & Co., Inc’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Lubar+%26+Co.%2C+Inc

    These are the top 5 holdings of Lubar & Co., IncEnLink Midstream LLC (ENLC) – 1,882,007 shares, 37.97% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.40%Hallador Energy Co (HNRG) – 2,788,685 shares, 23.23% of the total portfolio. Vanguard Value ETF – DNQ (VTV) – 77,126 shares, 7.65% of the total portfolio. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 38,400 shares, 6.84% of the total portfolio. New PositionVanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF – DNQ (VOE) – 61,550 shares, 6.52% of the tota

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This morning, we added small cap mobile communication equipment and content stock KVH Industries, Inc (NASDAQ: KVHI) to our Elite Opportunity Pro (EOP) portfolio as the Company iswell positioned for industrial mobile connectivity growth over land and sea. KVH Industries is a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 200,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles and aircraft. The Company is also a leading news, music, and entertainment content provider to many industries including maritime, retail and leisure. In addition, Videotel (a KVH company) is a market-leading provider of training films, computer-based training and eLearning.

On the fundamental side, our EOP newsletter noted:

stock market today chart: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Maxfield]

    One of this era’s most successful bankers has decided to relinquish the reins. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) announced on Tuesday that chairman and CEO Richard Davis will step down from his role as CEO at the bank’s annual meeting in April. He’ll stay on as executive chairman of the board, while President and COO Andy Cecere will succeed him in the corner office.

  • [By Sarfaraz Khan]

    In addition to this, Warren Buffett has also built sizable positions in a number of major US banks.Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS)have the leading positions in Berkshire Hathaways portfolio. In fact, Wells Fargo is Berkshire Hathaway’s second largest stock holding. In addition to this, Berkshire Hathaway also owns $5 billion worth of Bank of Americas preferred shares and warrants to buy 700 million of the banks ordinary shares at just $7.14 (current price $22.10) anytime until September 2021. These banks are positioned to become the biggest beneficiaries of the increase in interest rates. To get an idea of how this might happen, consider Bank of Americas forecast in which it predicted a $7.5 billion boost to annual net interest income following a 1-percentage-point increase in interest rates.

stock market today chart: CarMax Inc(KMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    CarMax (KMX) gained 2.4% to $58 after beating earnings and sales forecasts.

    Constellation Brands (STZ) has rallied 4.7% to $169 after beating earnings forecasts and offering optimistic guidance.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CarMax, Inc (NYSE: KMX) reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.

    CarMax reported Q4 earnings of $0.81 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion. Analysts expected earnings of $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.93 billion.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Jon Najarian spoke about high options activity in CarMax, Inc (NYSE: KMX). He said traders are buying upside calls, the 75 strike calls and higher. Jon Najarian decided to buy calls in the name and he's planning to hold them for 10 days.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday, I dubbed the selloff in auto stocks “car-pocalypse now,” as shares of everything car related tumbled following disappointing auto sales. Shares of General Motors (GM) and Ford Motor (F)? Check. Auto-part makers like BorgWarner (BWA)? Check. Used-car sellers like AutoNation (AN) and CarMax (KMX)? Check. Auto-part retailers like O’Reilly Automotive (ORLY) and AutoZone (AZO)? Oh yeah. So is it time to panic?

stock market today chart: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Lubar & Co., Inc’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Lubar+%26+Co.%2C+Inc

    These are the top 5 holdings of Lubar & Co., IncEnLink Midstream LLC (ENLC) – 1,882,007 shares, 37.97% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.40%Hallador Energy Co (HNRG) – 2,788,685 shares, 23.23% of the total portfolio. Vanguard Value ETF – DNQ (VTV) – 77,126 shares, 7.65% of the total portfolio. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 38,400 shares, 6.84% of the total portfolio. New PositionVanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF – DNQ (VOE) – 61,550 shares, 6.52% of the tota

stock market today chart: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Ellie Mae (ELLI) was downgraded to sector perform from outperform at RBC Capital. $90 price target. The company is leveraged to lower expected refinance activity, RBC said. 

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    For a long time, low rates were a huge boon to Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI), which offers subscribers access to the Encompass platform. Encompass helps streamline the mortgage origination process.

  • [By Jason Hall, Brian Stoffel, and Brian Feroldi]

    With that idea in mind, we asked three of our top contributors to write about a stock they see as being a bargain today, and they gave us mortgage industry software lynchpinEllie Mae Inc(NYSE:ELLI), real estate holding companyStore Capital Corp(NYSE:STOR), and steelmaker extraordinaireNucor Corporation(NYSE:NUE).

  • [By Jason Moser]

     Not intimidated by the Fed’s 25-basis-point rate hike in December, Jason chose Ellie Mae (ELLI), a company with a leading cloud productthat facilitates and streamlines the mortgage originations process.

    “Its primary offering, Encompass, is a cloud-based one-stop shop for mortgage originators, allowing them to manage the loan process from start to finish,” Moser says. And by streamlining the process, Ellie Mae’s Encompass “increases efficiency and loan quality, reduces documentation errors, and helps keep everyone out of regulatory trouble.”

    With trailing revenues just below $250 million, Moser pegs the market opportunity as a $5 billion pie, and thinks ELLI will prove to be one of the best stocks to buy for 2016.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week:Corcept Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CORT), Customers Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: CUBI), Ellie Mae Inc. (NYSE: ELLI), Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) and Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA).

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    HR and payroll specialist Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC), mortgage software provider Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI), and cloud computing king for drug companies Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) are the three best software companies you could buy in 2017. They share three key traits that any investor can love: high switching costs, blazing growth rates, and founders or CEOs with lots of skin in the game.

stock market today chart: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(REGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Shares of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) saw a handy gain to close out the week after the company won a Delaware court ruling that blocked Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) from selling their cholesterol-lowering drug in the United States. Essentially the court found that the drug Praluent actually infringed upon Amgens patents for its rival treatment Repatha.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after a judge said the company could be forced to stop selling an anti-cholesterol drug due to violating an Amgen (AMGN) patent.

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    Regeneron Pharmaceuticalsdropped 5.8% to $358.68 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.4% to 2,276.98.

    Chardan’sGbola Amusa takes a victory lap:

    Yesterday, after markets closed, it was announced that US Federal District Court Judge Sue Robinson ruled to issue a permanent injunction against Praluent, the PCSK9 mAb for hypercholesterolemia from partners Regeneron and Sanofi, due to infringement of patents from Amgen. The court has imposed a 30-day suspension (stay) on the injunction to allow for settlement or appeal of the District Court decision. Sanofi and Regeneron have announced their intent to appeal the ruling to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). The injunction decision is consistent with our counter-consensus published views communicated on 25 January 2016 (“Downgrade to Sell on evidence of likely infringement of Amgen’s PCSK9 patents”) and subsequently. Based on consultation with expert legal counsel, we now put >75% probability Amgen will prevail on appeal and/or Praluent is ultimately removed from the US market, and/or Amgen achieves a settlement substantially in its favor. We currently model $3.3 bn in non-risk-adjusted 2022E US revenues for Praluent, while consensus models $1.2 bn in 2022E US revenues. We reiterate our view from 25 January 2016 to preferentially own Amgen, The Medicines Company (MDCO) (Buy), and Alnylam (ALNY) (Buy) over Regeneron for exposure to PCSK9 inhibitor market dynamics as outcomes trials approach.

    While the loss is bad news for Regeneron, Barron’s Johanna Bennettargues that it could herald a comeback for Amgen.

    Regeneron’s market capitalization fell to $38.5 billion today from $40.2 bil

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    After years of rising and falling in tandem, the biotech sector is all about stock picking now. Credit Suisse analyst Alethia Young and team, for instance, upgraded Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN), and added Celgene (CELG) to its Focus List today. But Amgen (AMGN) wasn’t so lucky as Young cut it to Neutral from Outperform. She explains why:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after a competitor’s competing drug failed a Phase 3 trial.

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    Regenerongained 3.8% to $387.10 today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.1% to 2,256.96.

    RBC’s Adnan Butt and Michael Yee offer their take:

    Two Phase 3 studies comparing Ophthotechs (OPHT) Fovista plus Lucentis to Lucentis alone did not meet the primary endpoint of demonstrating a better vision for the combination at 12 months. The improvements were 10.24 letters for the combo vs. 10.01 for Lucentis when the two Phase 3s were combined. Individually, one Phase 3 showed combo improvement of 10.74 letters vs. 9.82 letters alone and the second 9.91 letters vs. 10.36 letters with Lucentis alone. A third Phase 3 study combining Fovista with Eylea or Avastin is ongoing…

    Big overhang removed; [Regeneron] shares should be up and then continue to rise with the focus moving to dupilumab. Overhang was that Fovista success and approval could disrupt the market for Eylea as more docs tried combining nearly free Avastin (off-label) with Fovista to improve outcomes with patients. We had always argued that even under that scenario Eylea would be used since it is the most potent agent. We are buyers at current level especially ahead of the upcoming dupilumab launch.

    Regeneron’s market capitalization rose to $51.5 billion today from $39.3 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $636 million on sales of $4.1 billion in 2015.