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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now

Monday was a mixed day on Wall Street, as gains for major benchmarks contrasted with a decline in indexes tracking smaller companies. Many market participants focused on the White House’s support of Chinese mobile device maker ZTE, which lifted several of the biggest stocks of Chinese technology giants that trade on U.S. exchanges. In general, investors seem to be pleased with the health of the global economy, and absent reasons to the contrary, the path of least resistance appears to be a bounce from the recent correction. Some individual companies received especially good news that lifted shares today. Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR), NXP Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NXPI), and Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Caesars gets some help from the Supreme Court

Shares of Caesars Entertainment rose 5% in the wake of good news for the casino industry from the U.S. Supreme Court. The nation’s highest court ruled that a more than 25-year-old federal law that had prevented nearly every state other than Nevada from allowing sports-related betting was unconstitutional, opening the door for Caesars and its peers to begin such operations if state legislatures pass laws allowing sports betting. New Jersey, which was the state seeking to have the law declared unconstitutional, appears ready to move quickly, and Caesars praised the decision. The company said it will need to take time to understand the consequences of the legal win before offering specific strategy, but investors think it’ll be a big win for Caesars to be able to have sports betting throughout its network rather than only in its Nevada locations.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd.(OSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about Ossen Innovation (NASDAQ:OSN) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog 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. Ossen Innovation earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 45.9401388856467 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Valero Energy Partners LP(VLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE: SHLX) and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Many of the best dividend growth stocks give their investors a raise each year. However, some companies take that to another level by handing their investors more money every single quarter. Three companies with a history of putting more money into their investors’ pockets every three months are Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES), and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) has treated income investors well over the course of its brief history as a public company. Since its IPO in late 2013, the master limited partnership (MLP) has increased its payout every single quarter, boosting it by an impressive 148% overall. However, there’s plenty more growth where that came from given the company’s strong financial profile and the opportunities it has in the pipeline.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: PFSweb Inc.(PFSW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Provident Financial Holdings, Inc.(PROV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Provident Financial earned a daily sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9215692366566 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    E*TRADE Financial (NASDAQ: ETFC) and Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Charter Financial (NASDAQ: CHFN) and Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: MicroStrategy Incorporated(MSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cramer and the AAP team are trimming Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Danaher (DHR) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp reduced its stake in Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) by 7.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 19,575 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 1,536 shares during the quarter. Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp’s holdings in Illinois Tool Works were worth $3,067,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Illinois Tools Works (ITW) shares fell after the company’s earnings report, but Cramer and the AAP team see it as an opportunity to buy more shares. Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

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    Illinois Tool Works (ITW) : “You don’t have to worry. This one is good. You shouldn’t be a seller.”

    PetMed Express (PETS) : “No, no, no, no. When we want pet drugs, we want Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) .”

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Roper Technologies, Inc.(ROP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) and Danaher (NYSE:DHR) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE: ROP) announced plans to acquire PowerPlan for $1.1 billion in cash.
    Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ: MBFI) for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) agreed to merge its transportation unit with Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp (NYSE: WAB).
    IHS Markit Ltd (NASDAQ: INFO) announced plans to Ipreo for $1.855 billion.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $303.58.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Norinchukin Bank The lifted its holdings in Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP) by 15.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,423 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,238 shares during the period. Norinchukin Bank The’s holdings in Roper Technologies were worth $2,645,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) are in focus after the company reported earnings before the bell. GE stock popped 5.6% after the firm topped earnings per share (EPS) estimates by $0.05 and backed its 2018 outlook. The firm reported EPS of $0.16 on top of $28.66 billion in revenue. GE stock had been off nearly 18% from its last earnings report on January 24 due to ongoing financial and legal problems.
    Crude oil prices dipped Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at OPEC. Trump accused the cartel of keeping oil prices “artificially high” despite “record amounts of oil all over the place.” Brent crude and WTI crude oil both hit three-year highs this week after Saudi Arabia suggested that it was working to press oil prices back above $100 per barrel.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: PM, MO, WFC
    Shares of Philip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) fell this morning after the firm experienced its worst trading day since its spin-off from Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO). Shares of PM fell as much as 16% after the firm fell short of revenue expectations after the bell. MO stock fell roughly 6% on the day.
    Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) are under pressure after The New York Times reported that the firm may be facing a $1 billion fine. The fines would cover a variety of “alleged” misdeeds that include the firm’s push on customers to purchase auto insurance they didn’t need and charging mortgage customers fees for services that they were not using. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will most likely announce the fine today. Money MorningCapital Wave StrategistShah Gilani weighed in on the topic this week, and he offers a scorching indictment.
    Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) is on the move today after the semiconductor giant announced plans to lay off 1,500 employees. The cuts are expected to hit employees in California and cities around the globe. The cuts are part of the fi

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.(SBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of ARISTOTLE FUND LPTravelport Worldwide Ltd (TVPT) – 1,811,100 shares, 32.82% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.67%Web.com Group Inc (WEB) – 993,000 shares, 19.94% of the total portfolio. JC Penney Co Inc (JCP) – 4,739,000 shares, 15.87% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 420.20%Office Depot Inc (ODP) – 5,243,000 shares, 12.5% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 21.70%Sally Beauty Holdings Inc (SBH) – 596,900 shares, 10.89% o

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sally Beauty (NYSE:SBH)‘s stock had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Cowen in a research report issued on Wednesday. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BMO Capital Markets set a $16.00 price target on Sally Beauty (NYSE:SBH) in a report published on Friday. The firm currently has a hold rating on the specialty retailer’s stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Secoo (NASDAQ: SECO) and Sally Beauty (NYSE:SBH) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sally Beauty Holdings (NYSE:SBH) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 27,233,251 shares, a growth of 11.8% from the April 13th total of 24,366,212 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,543,876 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 17.6 days. Currently, 21.9% of the company’s shares are sold short.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.(FBHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Guggenheim Capital LLC lifted its stake in shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS) by 8.7% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 838,953 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 67,018 shares during the quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC’s holdings in Fortune Brands Home & Security were worth $49,406,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE: FBHS) and Gafisa (NYSE:GFA) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ancora Advisors LLC trimmed its holdings in Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS) by 9.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 15,145 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 1,508 shares during the quarter. Ancora Advisors LLC’s holdings in Fortune Brands Home & Security were worth $892,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Calamos Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS) during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm acquired 63,927 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,432,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE:FBHS) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Fortune Brands Home & Security earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.7408052642847 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Royal Bank of Canada lessened its stake in shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS) by 37.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 72,317 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 42,962 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in Fortune Brands Home & Security were worth $4,259,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Midstream giant Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE) has been excruciatingly volatile over the past few years. At one point, units of the master limited partnership (MLP) lost more than 80% of their value, and they are currently about 50% below their peak. While the volatility has moderated somewhat this year — with units flat overall — they’ve still been all over the map, up almost 10% at one point before plunging double-digits and then recovering.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE:ETP) rallied more than 11% by 11:15 a.m. EDT on Thursday after agreeing to merge with its general partner Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Management teams tend to be very coy about what they’re working on behind closed doors. Energy Transfer Equity’s (NYSE:ETE) leadership, on the other hand, was very transparent about what’s going on behind the scenes during the company’s first-quarter conference call. They openly answered analysts’ questions, which provided investors with an interesting glimpse into what’s ahead.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    On the company’sfirst-quarter conference call, the management team of Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE) and Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP) let investors know they’re working on a transaction to simplify their corporate structure. CEO Kelcy Warren stated that the deal would “most certainly be a structure whereby ETE acquires ETP.” That’s because they’ve “looked at every scenario possible to us,” according to Warren and “don’t see any mathematical scenario that makes any sense other than that one.”

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One reason investors are worried that Energy Transfer might need to reduce its distribution is that the company barely generates enough cash flow to support it without the help of its parent Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE). In 2017, Energy Transfer Partners produced $4.19 billion in distributable cash flow and would have paid out $4.15 billion to investors if it wasn’t for the fact that Energy Transfer Equity relinquished its rights to $656 million of that cash. While that support boosted the distribution coverage ratio from a tight 1.0 times to a more comfortable 1.2 times, it was only a temporary fix since Energy Transfer Equity’s support will diminish significantly in 2018 before declining further in 2019 and 2020.

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2019

Kroger(NYSE:KR) has been no stranger to merger and acquisition rumors this year. Earlier, it made an unsuccessful bid for Boxed, the buy-in-bulk e-commerce service that’s seen as aCostcochallenger. The supermarket giant was also said to be considering a takeover of Overstock.comor a strategic tie-up withAlibaba, but neither of those ever came to fruition either. Other sources said Kroger could even merge withTarget, though that also proved to be unfounded.

Now, it seems Kroger has finally found a pair of dance partners in its quest to return to sustainable profit growth and become a leader in online grocery retail.

Image source: Getty Images.

Going across the pond

Last week, Kroger, the biggest traditional supermarket chain in the country, said it would partner with U.K-basedOcado,the world’s biggest dedicated online grocer. That move sent Kroger stock up as much as 4% when it was announced. Ocado shares, meanwhile, soared by nearly 50%. Kroger said the exclusive alliance would bring the Ocado smart platform to the U.S. for the first time, which includes online ordering, automated fulfillment, and home delivery capabilities, and Kroger would up its investment in Ocado from 1% to 6%.

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2019: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cramer and the AAP team are trimming Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Danaher (DHR) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) , XPO Logistics (XPO) , Diamondback Energy (FANG) and Illinois Tool Works (ITW) .

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    Illinois Tools Works (ITW) shares fell after the company’s earnings report, but Cramer and the AAP team see it as an opportunity to buy more shares. Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Millennium Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) by 786.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 427,605 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 379,356 shares during the quarter. Millennium Management LLC’s holdings in Illinois Tool Works were worth $66,989,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2019: EPAM Systems, Inc.(EPAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Constant advances in technology require companies of all sizes to make efforts to keep up and take maximum advantage of new capabilities before competitors do. That puts companies like EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) in a great position, because the resulting demand for IT services is constant and growing. EPAM did a good job of fulfilling its potential for strong growth in 2017, and the IT services specialist has high hopes that 2018 will bring even more gains.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) by 4.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 360,326 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,329 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in EPAM Systems were worth $41,265,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    33 Top US Companies Short-Listed in 10 categories for USA-Europe Shared Services Awards, June 20th, New York (benzinga.com) Alexion SmartPanel Developed in Partnership With EPAM Wins Judges’ Prize in the 2018 Bio-IT World Best Practices … (globenewswire.com) Alexion SmartPanel Developed in Partnership With EPAM Wins Judges Prize in the 2018 Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards (finance.yahoo.com) Financial Review: NTT DATA Corp/ADR (NTDTY) and EPAM Systems (EPAM) (americanbankingnews.com) What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation (computerworld.com.au)

    A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised EPAM Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $132.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price objective on EPAM Systems to $130.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price objective (up from $105.00) on shares of EPAM Systems in a research note on Friday, February 16th. ValuEngine raised EPAM Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $132.00 price objective (up from $123.00) on shares of EPAM Systems in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $125.25.

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2019: First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.(FR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about First Industrial Realty Trust (NYSE:FR) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Industrial Realty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.0893315038895 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:FR) Director Bruce W. Duncan sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.26, for a total value of $997,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 672,564 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $22,369,478.64. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) (TSE:FR) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $9.92.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) (TSE:FR) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Majestic Silver earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the mining company an impact score of 45.3766769837037 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Brokerages expect that First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) (TSE:FR) will report sales of $63.79 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for First Majestic Silver’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $61.00 million and the highest estimate coming in at $66.57 million. First Majestic Silver posted sales of $69.11 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 7.7%. The company is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, May 9th.

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2019: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which rose over 22% to $47.71. The stocks 52-week range is $37.10 to $73.81. Volume was about 19 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    While all of this is going on, Dominion has also announced plans to buy financially struggling peer SCANA Corp.(NYSE:SCG). This utility got into trouble when it canceled a nuclear construction project midstream after its contractor declared bankruptcy. Regulators, customers, and politicians have been less than pleased, with demands for rate and dividend cuts (a dividend cut was just announced).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its holdings in shares of SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) by 7.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 22,034 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,606 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in SCANA were worth $827,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which fell about 4% to $36.79. The stocks 52-week range is $33.61 to $69.24. Volume was about 5.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.5 million.

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2019: WSFS Financial Corporation(WSFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    American International Group Inc. cut its position in shares of WSFS Financial Co. (NASDAQ:WSFS) by 5.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 19,322 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 1,039 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of WSFS Financial worth $926,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best China Stocks To Invest In 2019

No one likes trade wars but U.S. President Donald Trump is starting to win some grudging support among European and global business elites as he moves to put China’s trade practices in the spotlight.

Investors and economists attending the annual Ambrosetti Spring workshop along the shores of Italy’s Lake Como voiced concern about protectionist saber-rattling between the U.S. and China. Yet several admitted that some of Trump’s complaints about unfair competition from China ring true.

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Davide Serra on April 7.

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“Import tariffs on cars are 2.5 percent in the U.S., 10 percent in Europe, 25 percent in China. So who’s the true manipulator here?” Davide Serra, chief executive officer of Algebris Investments, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. “If China wants to be the adult in the room, it needs to behave like an adult.”

Best China Stocks To Invest In 2019: General Growth Properties, Inc.(GGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    In recent years, investors have become increasingly fearful about the so-called “death of the mall.” As a result, shares of top-tier mall REITs like Taubman Centers (NYSE:TCO), Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG), GGP (NYSE:GGP), and Macerich (NYSE:MAC) have tended to trade at a discount to their net asset values (NAV), the underlying value of their assets.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Shares of mall-focused REIT GGP (NYSE:GGP) have plunged in 2018. Initially, the stock price fell due to ongoing worries about the so-called “retail apocalypse” and its effect on mall occupancy and lease rates.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    GGP has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of GGP in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of GGP in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Mizuho raised GGP from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded GGP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Barclays cut their price target on GGP from $24.00 to $23.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. GGP currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.92.

Best China Stocks To Invest In 2019: Trinity Industries Inc.(TRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Clearline Capital LP boosted its position in shares of Trinity Industries Inc (NYSE:TRN) by 306.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 241,769 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 182,296 shares during the quarter. Trinity Industries accounts for 7.3% of Clearline Capital LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 4th biggest holding. Clearline Capital LP’s holdings in Trinity Industries were worth $7,889,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    5. Trinity Industries (NYSE: TRN)
    This industrial company is trading lower by over 15% in 2018. A substantial shareholder named Valueact Holdings has purchased over one million shares in the $32.00 range.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trinity Industries Inc (NYSE:TRN) was up 1.1% during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $34.53 and last traded at $34.48. Approximately 77,366 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 96% from the average daily volume of 1,960,164 shares. The stock had previously closed at $34.10.

Best China Stocks To Invest In 2019: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)  fell on Thursday, April 26, after reporting weaker-than-expected results in its automotive segment and organic growth even as its first-quarter earnings exceeded expectations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Traders sold shares of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $51.73 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $78.45 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $26.72 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Illinois Tool Works had the 32nd highest net out-flow for the day. Illinois Tool Works traded up $1.87 for the day and closed at $145.46

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

Ascendis Pharma (NASDAQ:ASND) caught my eye earlier this year when I was looking at quarterly ownership changes of biotech-focused hedge funds. Many funds were aggressively buying Ascendis over the last few quarters, and the stock is a high conviction name for at least a few of them. However, the stock was up more than 50% at that point, and I decided to put it aside as there were no material catalysts during most of 2017 and wait for some form of a consolidation or a pullback before doing more research. The stock was in consolidation mode for more than six months and broke out in late September following the failure of one of its main competitors in the growth hormone deficiency market. I was actually expecting to pick up shares cheaper after the success of Versartis phase 3 trial but the opposite happened. However, I think Ascendis is a better buy after a 20%+ rally, then it would be on a 15-20% pullback in the case Versartis somavaratan was successful as I believe the market cap gain does not fully reflect the elimination of a competing product which would have had a one-year head-start over Ascendis TransCon hGH.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Plexus Corp.(PLXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Finisar Corporation(FNSR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) was up 2.9 percent Monday morning. The stock had fallen 4 percent on the Commerce Department news in April.

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

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    Activist investor Glenn Welling of Engaged Capital LLC, the insurgent investor agitating for changes at TiVo, Rent-a-Center, on Tuesday, May 15, revealed new positions in Aratana Therapeutics Inc. (PETX) , Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (CCRN)  and Finisar Corp. (FNSR)

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Finisar(NASDAQ:FNSR) followed in AAOI’s footsteps in March, surging more than 10% higher around the announcement of Lumentum’s Oclaro deal, but losing it all amid deafening radio silence. By the end of March, the stock had fallen 12.2% lower, and Finisar has not enjoyed any glowing analyst analyses in April.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    That buyout was considered a major blow to Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), which wasalso reportedly mulling a bid for Oclaro. I’m not saying Finisar will buy Acacia, but the latter’s enterprise value of $740 million makes it a feasible takeover target for bigger fiber players.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.(CDNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) jumped on Tuesday after the provider of design solutions for integrated circuits and electronic devices reported its first-quarter results. The company beat analyst estimates for both revenue and earnings, and it provided guidance that came in above analyst expectations. As of 1 p.m. EDT, the stock was up about 9.5%.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Cramer and the AAP team are trimming Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Danaher (DHR) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

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    Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)  fell on Thursday, April 26, after reporting weaker-than-expected results in its automotive segment and organic growth even as its first-quarter earnings exceeded expectations.

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    Cramer and the AAP team are trimming Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Danaher (DHR) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

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    Illinois Tool Works (ITW) : “You don’t have to worry. This one is good. You shouldn’t be a seller.”

    PetMed Express (PETS) : “No, no, no, no. When we want pet drugs, we want Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) .”

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Dover Corporation(DOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) which rose about 4% to $103.82. The stocks 52-week range is $76.23 to $109.06. Volume was 4.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dover Co. (NYSE:DOV) shares fell 0.4% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $75.74 and last traded at $76.69. 47,494 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 97% from the average session volume of 1,892,556 shares. The stock had previously closed at $77.02.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pzena Investment Management LLC decreased its stake in shares of Dover Co. (NYSE:DOV) by 3.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 5,753,153 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 189,522 shares during the quarter. Dover comprises about 2.9% of Pzena Investment Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 4th largest holding. Pzena Investment Management LLC owned approximately 3.72% of Dover worth $565,075,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dover (NYSE:DOV) had its price target decreased by Stifel Nicolaus from $104.00 to $85.00 in a report published on Thursday. Stifel Nicolaus currently has a hold rating on the industrial products company’s stock.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: JA Solar Holdings, Co., Ltd.(JASO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    This morning, President Trump suggested that the United States is considering strong military action in response to recent chemical attacks carried out on civilians by the Syrian government. The president promised to send “nice and new and ‘smart'” missiles to Syria and accused the Russian government of partnering with a “Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” The president’s remarks are a significant departure from comments made last week, which suggested that the United States would be pulling out of Syria in the coming months. Trump’s threat of war over a recent chemical attack in Syria drove crude oil and gold prices higher. Geopolitical worries often offer a boost to commodity prices due to concerns about supply. Trump’s threat comes at a time that markets are already concerned about a significant military conflict in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran. WTI crude prices added 0.9% to hit $66.10 per barrel. Brent crude pushed to $71.10 per barrel. Gold price topped $1,350 per ounce and are poised for bigger gains. According to Axios, U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) has privately told friends that he will not seek reelection in the fall. The news comes at a perilous time for Republicans, who are expected to lose the House of Representatives and potentially the Senate. Axios was the first to report the news. The story is also notable because Ryan recently achieved his long-time goal of passing tax reform in late 2017.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, FOXA, CBS
    Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA) fell in pre-market hours on news that investigators from the European Commission raided the firm’s London office yesterday. Reports indicate that investigators are trying to keep their goals confidential. However, there has been a lot of scrutiny over Rupert Murdoch’s goal to purchase rival Sky in recent months. British authorities have argued that this deal would not be in the public’s best interest. Accor

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: SigmaTron International, Inc.(SGMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about SigmaTron International (NASDAQ:SGMA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SigmaTron International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.5987310031013 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) shares fell 3.1% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $49.01 and last traded at $51.21. 973,626 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 8% from the average session volume of 1,053,381 shares. The stock had previously closed at $49.68.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) also is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.37 in EPS and $70.3 million in revenue. Shares closed at $48.89. The consensus price target is $57.50, and the 52-week range is $40.06 to $66.23.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Ambarella (AMBA) Receives $60.83 Average Price Target from Analysts” was first published by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this story on another website, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States and international copyright law. The original version of this story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3379592/ambarella-amba-receives-60-83-average-price-target-from-analysts.html.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Video chip maker Ambarella’s (NASDAQ:AMBA) claim to fame was making crucial hardware for action camera company GoPro. That main business has been in decline, though, leaving Ambarella shareholders with a stock that has been stuck in a rut the last few years. However, a new technology — computer vision — has management optimistic that a new revenue source is in the works.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Intel’s acquisition of Movidius caused serious headachesfor Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA), which sells image processing SoCs for action cameras, dash cams, security cameras, and drones. Movidius’ Myriad 2 VPUs bundled together image processing, computer vision, and machine learning capabilities, which left Ambarella’s SoCs behind a crucical tech curve.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS(TKC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
    Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $7.59 and last traded at $7.74, with a volume of 559325 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $8.02.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: General Employment Enterprises, Inc.(JOB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 78.82 percent to close at $7.26 on Monday.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares jumped 18 percent to close at $2.36.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) climbed 15.7 percent to close at $7.00 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) gained 17.21 percent to close at $3.61.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) rose 14.16 percent to close at $33.45. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares jumped 12.79 percent to close at $25.58.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares gained 11.52 percent to close at $15.00. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 10.94 percent to close at $22.91.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares rose 10.76 percent to close at $26.05. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares rose 10.02 percent to close at $6.48.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares gained 8.37 percent to close at $2.46 on Monday after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares gained 7.81 percent to close at $11.11.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 7.26 percent to close at $70.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 6.66 percent to close at $74.45 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Hanesbrands Inc.
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares jumped 17 percent to $3.65.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares rose 13.5 percent to $11.70.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) gained 11.6 percent to $6.75 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
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Time to Buy Shares of 3M Company and Illinois Tool Works?

The recent stock market volatilityis likely to be creating some entry points into high-quality companies for long-term investors. With this mind, I thought I’d take a look at industrials Illinois Tool Works and 3M Company. Both stocks have an enviable record of margin expansion and profit growth, and both have double-digit EPS growth in their sights for the next few years. Is it time to buy them? And if it is, which stock should you prefer?

MMM Chart

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Midterm aims

Both companies are very well run,the midterm plans of Illinois Tool Works and 3M Company. imply both companies can achieve double-digit earnings growth.Here’s a summation of their projections for the next few years.

Company

Period

Organic Growth Goal

EPS Growth Goal

Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW)

2018-2022

3%-5%

8%-10%

3M Company (NYSE:MMM)

2016-2020

2%-5%

8%-11%

Data source: Company presentations.

There’s no doubt that both are good companies, but are they good investments on a risk/reward basis?

Valuations look historically stretched

One way to look at valuations is to compare forward valuation estimates — in this case, analyst consensus for one year ahead — with historical averages. As you can see below, both stocks are trading at forward price-to-earnings ratios of around 20.5, and outside of the periods following recessions, the stocks look expensive compared to historical P/E valuations.

MMM PE Ratio (Forward) Chart

MMM PE Ratio (Forward) data by YCharts.

Frankly, it looks like both companies are going to have to have a blemish-free 2018 in order to merely make their stocks close to fairly valued.

Earnings upside potential in 2018

In a nutshell, I think the odds of achieving analyst estimates for the next few years are pretty much 50-50. On the positive side, the industrial economy looks set to improve — that’s good news for both companies’ cyclical industries like welding, construction products, and polymers and fluids (Illinois Tool Works) and industrial abrasives/adhesives, safety equipment, and electronics (3M Company).

Moreover, both companies have a history of margin expansion on their side, with Illinois Tool Workscontinuing to expect margin expansion from its self-help enterprise initiatives.

Why earnings could be challenged

On the other hand, there’s downside potential as well. Outside of therisk of the economy slowing, I have three concerns for 3M Company and two for Illinois Tool Works.

First, both companies have significant automotive production exposure — 23% of Illinois Tool Works revenue in 2017, and 3M’s industrial segment (which has significant automotive exposure) generated 34% of 2017 revenue–and it’s a market that appears to have plateaued. Despite a jump in March, U.S. light vehicle sales are now only growing at a 17.5 million seasonally adjusted annual rate — as you can see below it’s a rate first breached in the middle of 2015.

US Light Vehicle Retail Sales Chart

US Light Vehicle Retail Sales data by YCharts.

Second, both companies have been expanding margin but are coming under pressure from rising material costs and haven’t been able to increase pricing as much as might have been hoped. In short, margins have been growing because volume growth has been strong, rather than any increase in pricing. As you can see below, 3M’s organic sales growth has largely come from volume increases.

Graph showing 3M's margin growth

Data source: 3M Company presentations.

Illinois Tool Works reports metrics in a slightly different way, but as you can see below, margin expansion has been coming from volume growth and enterprise initiatives rather than an improving price/cost dynamic.

Graph showing Illinois Tool Works margin expansion

Data source: Illinois Tool Works presentations. bp is basis points, where 100 bp equals 1%.

The problem with relying on volume growth for margin expansion is that if the economy slows and volumes contract, then margin could come under significant pressure.

Third, speaking at the recent Bank of Americaglobal industrials conference, 3M COO Mike Roman indicated that first-quarter 2018 organic sales growth would come in toward the low end of its full-year guidance for 3%-5% growth. He cited slow automotive markets as one of the main reasons (the other was consumer electronics). This is a sign that 3M’s full-year automotive sales growth target could come under threat.

Finger touching a screen showing a falling stock price graphic

Image source: Getty Images.

Stocks to buy?

Despite the recent pullback in the market, I think both stocks still aren’t quite buys yet. Their forward valuations don’t make them appear to be good values and I think the risks to their mid-term earnings guidance is a toss-upOf the two, Illinois Tool Works is probably better on a risk/reward basis, but for now, it’s hard to make a compelling case for buying either stock.