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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

Verizon (NYSE:VZ), America’s top wireless carrier, and Altria (NYSE:MO), the country’s top tobacco company, are generally considered stable blue chip dividend stocks with wide moats. Yet the telco has generated weaker returns than the tobacco maker over the past five years. Shares of Verizon stayed nearly flat, while shares of Altria surged nearly 60%.

Looking ahead, rising interest rates could hurt both stocks as bonds become more attractive for income investments. Let’s take a closer look at these two S&P 500 components and see which stock is better poised to weather the coming storm.

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Comparing Verizon’s and Altria’s businesses

Verizon generates most of its revenues from its wireless business. Verizon Wireless was originally a joint venture between Verizon Communications and Vodafone, but Verizon bought out Vodafone’s stake in a $130 billion deal in 2014.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Amira Nature Foods Ltd(ANFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Wabash National Corporation(WNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    It wasn’t that long ago that concerns about a downturn in the truck trailer business had investors concerned that Wabash National’s (NYSE:WNC) best days were behind it. Those concerns seem to have been overblown, though, as demand for Wabash’s products were high enough for management to raise its sales guidance for the year. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street was able to claw back some of its lost ground on Friday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average bounced back from about 1,250 points’ worth of losses on Wednesday and Thursday. Major benchmarks were up anywhere from 1% to 2%, but some investors weren’t pleased to see that the small-cap Russell 2000 Index wasn’t able to join its larger-cap peers in posting similar gains. Largely forgotten amid the market’s volatility is the fact that third-quarter earnings season is underway, and some stocks suffered from disappointing results. PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE:PNC), Wabash National (NYSE:WNC), and Momenta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MNTA) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wabash National Co. (NYSE:WNC) shares reached a new 52-week low on Friday . The company traded as low as $17.91 and last traded at $18.09, with a volume of 33824 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.51.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Broadwind Energy Inc.(BWEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Matthews International (NASDAQ: MATW) and Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Matthews International (NASDAQ: MATW) and Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and dividends.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Ingles Markets Incorporated(IMKTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ingles Markets earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.3498595843486 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 Brian Stoffel]

    But over the past five years, the industry has been turned upside down by changes in business models, a focus on delivery, and mass consolidation. While the dust is far from settled, here are 10 of the largest publicly traded grocers you can buy stock in.

    Company Market Cap Stores Regions Chains
    Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) $780 billion 500 USA Whole Foods
    Walmart (NYSE:WMT) $250 billion 11,700 Worldwide Walmart
    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) $86 billion 750 USA Costco
    Kroger (NYSE:KR) $21 billion 2,800 USA Kroger, Roundy’s, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less
    Sprouts (NASDAQ: SFM) $3 billion 300 Western and Southern U.S. Sprouts Farmer’s Market
    Weis Market (NYSE: WMK) $1.3 billion 200 Mid-Atlantic U.S. Weis Market
    SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU) $630 million 100 Midwestern U.S. Cub Foods, Shopper’s Food, Hornbacher
    Ingles Market (NASDAQ: IMKTA) $580 million 200 Southeastern U.S. Ingles Market, Sav-Mor
    Smart & Final (NYSE: SFS) $360 million 350 Western U.S. Smart & Final, Cash & Carry
    Natural Grocers (NYSE: NGVC) $230 million 150 Western U.S. Natural Grocers

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance, company websites.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ:IMKTA) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Thursday, July 12th will be given a dividend of 0.165 per share on Thursday, July 19th. This represents a $0.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, July 11th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Natural Health Trends Corp.(NHTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
    Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
    Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT) and Natural Health Trends (NASDAQ:NHTC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Natural Health Trends (NASDAQ:NHTC) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    One of our best marijuana stocks to buy now is Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. (NYSE: IIPR). It’s a unique play because it does not grow marijuana or sell marijuana-based products. That places the company in a truly sweet spot in the business of legal marijuana.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Cannabis-focused real estate investment trust (REIT) Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR) was the very first pot stock to list on a major exchange. The company, which acquires growing and processing facilities in the U.S., then leases these properties out for an extended period of time, had its IPO on the NYSE in December 2016. Today, Innovative Industrial Properties has 12 properties in 10 states, although it’s widely expected to continue adding around five properties per year. And since it’s a REIT, Innovative Industrial Properties is also the only pure-play marijuana stock to pay a dividend, with its current yield of 2% more or less on par with the broad-based S&P 500.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR) have trended positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Innovative Industrial Properties earned a news impact score of 0.50 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 48.1448106054572 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now

Citigroup’s Alastair Syme and team argue that the earnings from big oil companies like Chevron (CVX), Total (TOT) and Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) will be bad…real bad. But that won’t stop the stocks from outperforming. They explain why:

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Negative headlines, positive performance: We expect the majority of Big Oil companies to post negative 1Q16 earnings, a brutal headline, but one that clearly reflects the impact of cyclical oil price lows this quarter. The outlook can improve. Our positive thesis on the Big Oil group reflects a belief that the market still only discounts modest oil recovery we think c. $40/bbl is imbedded in valuations and a view that the group can drive self-help gains to boost profitability even in a low price environment. Signs of this self-help should be evident in 1Q operating performance: we expect to see the delivery of top-line growth (taking market share versus broader industry) and a continued reduction in operating costs, building on substantial cost-cutting through 2015.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.(CFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    For the details of Wintergreen Fund’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Wintergreen+Fund

    These are the top 5 holdings of Wintergreen FundReynolds American Inc (RAI) – 1,643,159 shares, 24.5% of the total portfolio. Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co (CTO) – 1,232,334 shares, 15.61% of the total portfolio. British American Tobacco PLC (BATS) – 782,405 shares, 12.29% of the total portfolio. Cie Financiere Richemont SA (CFR) – 286,053 shares, 5.35% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 15.57%Altria Group Inc (MO) – 305,421

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week: Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET), Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc. (NYSE: CFR), Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP) and Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL).

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Ingles Markets Incorporated(IMKTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Not all grocers will suffer from Amazon’s growing reach, but those who sell to high-income customers in the top 25 U.S. markets may see their business erode. Among those names include Costco (COST) , Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods (WFM) , which have the most to lose according to Barclays. On the other hand, Walmart (WMT) , Sam’s Club (owned by Walmart) and Ingle’s Markets (IMKTA)  have the least to lose.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Invesco Municipal Opportunity Trust(VMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Invesco Van Kampen Municpl Opprtnty Trst (NYSE:VMO) declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, April 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 17th will be paid a dividend of 0.0554 per share by the investment management company on Monday, April 30th. This represents a $0.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 16th.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: MarketAxess Holdings, Inc.(MKTX)

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    This is why I’m bullish on a company that promises to mitigate the liquidity issues facing the bond market. The company is MarketAxess (Nasdaq: MKTX).

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    MarketAxessHoldings (NASDAQ:MKTX)reported first-quarter results on April 26. The electronic trading platform is enjoying strong gains in revenue and profits as it continues to take share of the massive global fixed-income market.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Targa Resources, Inc.(TRGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, utilities shares fell by 0.37 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Targa Resources Corp (NYSE: TRGP), down 3 percent, and FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), down 2 percent.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Christopher & Banks Corporation(CBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE: CBK) got a boost, shooting up 24 percent to $1.50 after the company reported strong preliminary revenue for the third quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE: CBK) shares were also up, gaining 40 percent to $2.64. Christopher & Banks reported a Q4 loss of $0.24 per share on revenue of $94.6 million. The company projects Q1 revenue of $93 million to $98 million.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: DRDGOLD Limited(DRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the basic materials sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Endeavour Silver Corp (NYSE: EXK) and DRDGOLD Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: DRD).

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    This list ranks gold dividend stocks in the mining sector by dividend yield. And it also includes one of our top gold stock recommendations of 2017…

    Gold Dividend Stock Share Price Year-to-Date Performance Dividend Yield (as of June 30)
    DRDGOLD Ltd. (NYSE ADR: DRD) $3.19 -39.7% 10.24%
    Sibanye Gold Ltd. (NYSE ADR: SBGL) $4.70 -33.4% 5.98%
    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE ADR: HMY) $1.62 -26.7% 4.56%
    Gold Fields Limited (NYSE ADR: GFI) $3.41 +13.3% 2.73%
    Randgold Resources Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: GOLD) $87.68 +14.9% 1.89%
    Franco Nevada Corp. (NYSE: FNV) $72.39 +21.1% 1.27%
    Royal Gold Inc. (Nasdaq: RGLD) $76.85 +21.3% 1.25%
    Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE: EGO) $2.58 -19.9% 1.16%
    Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) $15.90 -0.5% 0.75%
    Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) $13.02 -4.4% 0.62%

    Six of the 10 gold stocks listed above have posted negative returns so far in 2017. The main reason behind their losses has to do with gold price volatility.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, basic materials shares fell by 1.27 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included McEwen Mining Inc (NYSE: MUX), down 12 percent, and DRDGOLD Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: DRD), down 7 percent.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: General Motors Company(GM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) on Thursday posted U.S. February sales of 220,905 vehicles, a decrease of 6.9% compared with February 2017. Retail deliveries plummeted 10.5% in the month to 168,971 units and fleet deliveries rose to 23.5% for the month, up three percentage points year over year.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    U.S. automotive stocks moved higher after China’s announcement on lowering vehicle tariffs. Shares of Ford Motor Co.(NYSE: F), General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM), and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV(Nasdaq: FCAU) all rallied more than 2% in pre-market hours. Markets will be looking for answers in a major shakeup that occurred during the later part of the trading session on Monday. The FBI raided U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer’s office in Manhattan. According to NBC News, the FBI is seeking any evidence tied to a $130,000 payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election. Trump called the raid an “attack on our country.” Gold prices popped nearly $2.00 in pre-market hours to $1,342.00 per ounce. Investors remain cautious about ongoing geopolitical tensions around the globe. Even though the United States and China may be on the verge of a major trade breakthrough, geopolitical tensions remain high in the Middle East and in Russia. In fact, Money MorningResource Specialist Peter Krauth argues that the current situation is playing out to create a massive profit opportunity for gold investors in the months ahead. See his latest gold price forecast right here.
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  • [By Daniel Miller]

    In one of the bigger moves the automotive industry has seen in recent years, General Motors (NYSE:GM) had previously been reported to be in advanced talks with PSA Group to sell its long-struggling and unprofitable European operations. Both groups agreed to be in talks last week, but it appears there might be a little snag: pensions.

  • [By Jack Foley]

    Compare Tesla’s US story with the likes of Ford (NYSE:F)which mass produces its smaller cars in Mexico to avail of cheaper labor. Trump has already stated that he will slap an import tax on US manufacturers when they bring their cars back to the US for resale. If Trump is true to his word and this indeed takes place, this has to be good for the likes of Tesla. Remember, Tesla will have strong competition in EV’s from the likes of General Motors (NYSE:GM)and Ford in the next few years. So any edge Tesla can gain over its competitors will be grabbed with both hands.

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    Alas, we have a lot of Ebenezer Scrooges out there in corporate America that either dont pay dividends at all or dont pay nearly enough of them. Realistically, not every company can be a dividend-paying powerhouse. Cyclical companies like General Motors Company (GM) or Ford Motor Company (F) have wildly erratic businesses and need to keep a little extra cash on hand for the lean years. (Of course, even then, weak share prices have made the pair of them look generous via nearly 5% yields.)

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: The Middleby Corporation(MIDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Middleby Corp (NASDAQ: MIDD) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $515.56 million.

    Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.70 per share on revenue of $360.22 million.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Allied Motion Technologies, Inc.(AMOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedsmall cap precision and specialty motion control stock Allied Motion Technologies (NASDAQ: AMOT) as a possible long position:

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According to NVIDIA(NASDAQ:NVDA) CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, there are about 1 billion PCs around the world that aren’t “game-ready.” A PC that is not game-ready usually has an older graphics processing unit (GPU) or an integrated GPU. An integrated GPU is a central processing unit (CPU) that has its own built-in graphics capability, and these are less powerful than a stand-alone GPU.

NVIDIA has recently tried to bring these non-game-ready PC owners in to the gaming fold with its PC revival kit. These kits provided everything needed to upgrade an out-of-date PC to power the latest games.

The PC revival kit and NVIDIA’s game streaming service, GeForce NOW, target the millions of potential PC gamers who play infrequently, or haven’t played PC games at all. In order to get the most out of new blockbuster games, a PC needs to be equipped with a powerful GPU, such as NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060 or GTX 1080.

stock market indicators: Chiasma, Inc.(CHMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Chiasma Inc (NASDAQ: CHMA) was down, falling around 13 percent to $9.51 ahead of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision on Friday to approve or reject the company’s therapy. The status of its oral treatment for acromegaly, a capsule known as Mycapssa, will be in focus on Friday. The Street’s biotechnology expert Adam Feuerstein stated that an investor source believes the FDA will reject Chiasma’s capsules because data from a single-arm study failed to demonstrate a clinically meaningful benefit among patients.

stock market indicators: Two Harbors Investments Corp(TWO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Hanson]

    This week at the Barclays Capital Global Financials Conference, droves of CEOs, CFOs, and CIOs trotted on stage to address a room full of eager analysts. One of the lone mREITs represented was Two Harbors (NYSE: TWO  ) . CEO Tom Siering and CIO Bill Roth weighed in on the current environment.

stock market indicators: Flowers Foods, Inc.(FLO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS) to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion before the opening bell. Dr Pepper Snapple shares fell 0.07 percent to close at $93.49 on Monday.
    Analysts expect American International Group Inc (NYSE: AIG) to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $12.87 billion after the closing bell. AIG shares gained 0.38 percent to $66.39 in after-hours trading.
    Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) reported in-line earnings for its fourth quarter, while sales missed expectations. Flowers Foods shares fell 1.87 percent to $20.45 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, Diebold Nixdorf Inc (NYSE: DBD) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $1.31 billion. Diebold Nixdorf shares slipped 0.73 percent to close at $27.20 on Monday.

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Consumers across the nation know Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) from its Wonder bread, Tastykake snack cakes, and Nature’s Own bakery brands. Yet the truly novel thing about Flowers is how it has done such a good job of building up a national presence in an industry that is typically dominated by local competition. Coming into Monday’s fourth-quarter financial report, Flowers investors were hoping to see at least some growth in sales and earnings, but the bakery company wasn’t able to deliver the pace of expansion that most shareholders really want to see.

stock market indicators: Tucows Inc.(TCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) rose 12.1% in March 2017, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    So what

    The provider of online business services and a budding bundle of mobile and fiber-optic communications products started March with a bang, announcing a brand-new $40 million share buyback program. For a company with a $476 million market cap at the time, that’s a pretty serious and shareholder-friendly commitment.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tucows Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: TCX) shares shot up 17 percent to $42.45 after the company announced plans to acquire eNom from Rightside for $83.5 million.

stock market indicators: Ingles Markets Incorporated(IMKTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Not all grocers will suffer from Amazon’s growing reach, but those who sell to high-income customers in the top 25 U.S. markets may see their business erode. Among those names include Costco (COST) , Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods (WFM) , which have the most to lose according to Barclays. On the other hand, Walmart (WMT) , Sam’s Club (owned by Walmart) and Ingle’s Markets (IMKTA)  have the least to lose.

stock market indicators: EnLink Midstream Partners, LP(ENLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    EnLink Midstream Partners (ENLK) is sponsored by independent oil and gas exploration giant Devon Energy (DVN), the owner of this acreage.

    These basins offer superior economics and EnLink’s close relationship with Devon provides leveraged exposure to the upstream operator’s accelerating activity in these plays.

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The short interest ratio for Apple Inc. stock has spiked to a 3 month high while the days to cover metric has climbed over 2. Is AAPL stock setting up for a massive short squeeze?
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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock is off to a flying start in 2017. Shares of the Cupertino, California-basedtechnology giant are up nearly 22% in 2017, closing the trading session at a price of $140.88 per share. In comparison, the Nasdaq Composite (INDX:COMPX) is up 8.5% for the year while the S&P 500 (INDX:SPAL) has risen 4.6% in the same time frame. In other words, Apple stock has outperformed the broader market, and by a fair margin. Considering that we are only a quarter into the current year, the rise of AAPL stock hasn’t gone unnoticed. The short interest in Apple stock has risen steadily over the last few months, as the ‘bears’ expectation for a pullback has risen with every new high. Is it time to sell Apple stock? Or, is the AAPL stock still a good buy?

learn about the stock market: Ingles Markets Incorporated(IMKTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Not all grocers will suffer from Amazon’s growing reach, but those who sell to high-income customers in the top 25 U.S. markets may see their business erode. Among those names include Costco (COST) , Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods (WFM) , which have the most to lose according to Barclays. On the other hand, Walmart (WMT) , Sam’s Club (owned by Walmart) and Ingle’s Markets (IMKTA)  have the least to lose.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    While 2016 played host to a range of films that underperformed, the biggest flops belonged to Disney (NYSE:DIS), Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB) and Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF.A). Click through the presentation below to get the details on the year’s five biggest film flops and to learn what last year’s movie misfires mean for the companies involved.

learn about the stock market: Lithium X Energy Corp. (LIXXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The other producing lithium miners, and soon to be producers. I have discussed these previously in detail here, here and here. Needless to say, the top 3 producers are non-pure plays (SQM (NYSE:SQM), Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC)). The top pure play currently producing miners are Orocobre (ASX:ORE) (OTCPK:OROCF), Tianqi Lithium (SHE:002466), Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, Galaxy Resources, Mineral Resources [ASX:MIN] (OTC:MALRF), and Neometals [ASX:NMT] (OTC:RRSSF). The near-term producers include Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTCPK:ALTAF), Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) (OTC:PILBF), Kidman Resources (ASX:KDR), Critical Elements, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) [TSX:NMX], Lithium Americas (OTCQX:LACDF) [TSX:LAC], Lithium X (OTCQX:LIXXF) (TSXV:LIX), Neo Lithium, and Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) [TSXV:BCN], Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [AAL], European Metals (OTCPK:MNTCF, ASX:EMH, AIM:EMH) and Pure Energy (OTCQB:PEMIF) [PE].

  • [By Tom Bishop]

    Lithium X Energy NPV (LIXXF) owns 50% of the Sal de los Angeles lithium brine project in the prolific “Lithium Triangle” in mining friendly Salta province, Argentina.

learn about the stock market: CIRCOR International, Inc.(CIR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE: CIR) was down, falling around 15 percent to $60.91. CIRCOR reported Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.48 per share on revenue of $158 million. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Circor from Buy to Hold.

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Best Casino Stocks For 2018: Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The)(MTW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    With a neutral sector rating, we are working on evaluating risks to negative calls, and identifying potential value opportunities. Last week we noted more work might be worthwhile on Wabco Holdings (WBC), Terex, Manitowoc (MTW), and Caterpillar, two of those names have rallied for other reasons but the attractive price made the upside/downside skew up. We remain positive (OW) on Allison Transmission Holdings (ALSN) & United Rentals. Our and consensus 2017Allison Transmission Holdings estimates have fallen by 2% vs. ~15% for the group, while the shares are down 10% since launch. We continue to see United Rentals as the best value in our group…

Best Casino Stocks For 2018: Valspar Corporation (The)(VAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    UBS analyst John Roberts and team consider whether Sherwin-Williams’ (SHW) pending purchase of Valspar (VAL) is a sign of peak pain in the U.S.:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Chilton first bought Sherwin Williamsduring the depths of the Great Recession. Why? “Paint is a good business,” he says. “There are 134 million homes in the US. I like knowing that when I got to bed at night…there paint will be peeling.” And while Sherwin Williamshas had quite a run, there’s a good reason to buy now: Its acquisition of Valspar (VAL).

Best Casino Stocks For 2018: CGG(CGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CGG SA (ADR) (NYSE: CGG) shares shot up 32 percent to $7.15 after the company reported an agreement in principle on financial restructuring plan with main creditors and DNCA.

  • [By Jonas Elmerraji]

    First up is French oil service firm CGG Veritas (CGG)
    . The Eurozone-based energy stock hasn’t exactly posted blockbuster performance in 2013, but investors who ignore CGG for the final stretch of the year could be making a big mistake. That’s because of a bullish technical pattern that’s emerging in shares right now.

    CGG spent most of the last eight months looking anything but bullish. But an ascending triangle pattern is changing that. The pattern is formed by horizontal resistance to the upside at $26, and uptrending support to the below shares. Basically, as CGG bounces in between those two technical levels, it’s getting squeezed closer and closer to a breakout above $26. When that happens, traders have a buy signal.

    The ascending triangle pattern in CGG Veritas isn’t exactly textbook. That’s because the setup is forming at the bottom of a downtrend, rather than in the middle of an uptrend – but it’s a mistake to get caught up on the textbook pictures of what trading patterns are supposed to look like. On a move through $26, the trading implications are just as actionable.

Best Casino Stocks For 2018: Ingles Markets Incorporated(IMKTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Not all grocers will suffer from Amazon’s growing reach, but those who sell to high-income customers in the top 25 U.S. markets may see their business erode. Among those names include Costco (COST) , Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods (WFM) , which have the most to lose according to Barclays. On the other hand, Walmart (WMT) , Sam’s Club (owned by Walmart) and Ingle’s Markets (IMKTA)  have the least to lose.