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Best Penny Stocks To Watch For 2019

Biotech stocks trading under $5 a share may seem like more trouble than they’re worth. Low-priced biotechs, after all, are often victims of serious clinical or regulatory setbacks that cast doubt on their long-term viability. 

Over the past few years, however, several beaten-down biotech stocks have ended up producing enormous gains for risk-tolerant investors. For example, Acadia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACAD), Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL), and Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) were all once so-called “penny stocks” that went on to rebound nicely once their lead clinical candidates made it successfully onto the market.

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The unifying theme here is that Acadia, Exelixis, and Dynavax each had their fair share of skeptics that caused their share prices to trade at bargain-basement levels once upon a time. When the worm turned, however, all three of these biotechs rose sharply in the blink of an eye.  

Best Penny Stocks To Watch For 2019: LendingClub Corporation(LC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    LendingClub Corp  (NYSE:LC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GrubHub (NYSE: GRUB) and LendingClub (NYSE:LC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC) rose 5.8% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $3.84 and last traded at $3.84. Approximately 3,427,200 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 34% from the average daily volume of 5,190,069 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.63.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $5.39.

Best Penny Stocks To Watch For 2019: Starbucks Corporation(SBUX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    To me, this last point is the most cogent reason for shareholders to be patient while the company works through a quarter or two of lower comps due to its menu initiative. If you buy Dunkin’s’ brand positioning, you already understand that it’s differentiating itself from rival Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), which wants customers to perceive it as a “third place,” i.e., a social destination outside home or work.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    That compares unfavorably with other restaurant stocks, including McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) at 22 and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) at 27.8. Investors have given Chipotle such a high valuation because they still believe that its earnings are suppressed from the aftermath of the foodborne illness situations. However, even if Chipotle’s profits were as high as they were at its peak, at $16.77 in the last four quarters before the E. coli crisis began, the stock would still be overvalued next to its peers, trading at a P/E of 35.8.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) needs to be restructured, refined and refocused. The management decision to reorganize the coffee company will come with large layoffs. Company CEO and president, Kevin Johnson, will not be among those who will depart. However, many Starbucks problems have occurred over the course of his tenure, and last year he was paid $11.5 million for his leadership.

Best Penny Stocks To Watch For 2019: KLA-Tencor Corporation(KLAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced its position in shares of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) by 29.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,157,739 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 897,207 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned approximately 1.38% of KLA-Tencor worth $235,213,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd trimmed its holdings in shares of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) by 17.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 63,511 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 13,260 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in KLA-Tencor were worth $6,923,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp boosted its position in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) by 55.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 108,100 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 38,700 shares during the period. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp owned 0.07% of KLA-Tencor worth $11,083,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019

At $76.77, Best Buy (BBY) a Strong Buy based on the most current relative pricing of its shares and news. The Strong Buy recommendation for Best Buy Inc (NYSE:BBY) resulted from an analytical process that is proprietary which yielded outcomes that were above average in 4 areas: an industry group ranked above average in attractiveness, a ranking in its sector group that is in the top decile, ranking in its industry group that is in the top half, and a quantitative risk/reward calculation that is very attractive; and produced below average conclusions in 2 areas: an economic sector rated below average in attractiveness, and an analytical score that is near average. BBY has recently seen its Portfolio Grader rating upgraded from a Buy to a Strong Buy.

BBY is a constituent of the 5 company Electronics/Appliance Stores GICS industry group, which is part of the 149 company GICS Retail Trade sector. BBY’s market value is $22.5 billion which falls in the top 25% of its industry group BBY’s current Portfolio Grader score places it 2 among the 5 companies in this industry group.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Brown Forman Corporation(BF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brown-Forman Co. Class B (NYSE:BF.B) issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.75-1.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.83. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.44-3.48 billion (+6-7%), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.46 billion.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Eaton Vance Short Diversified Income Fund(EVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EATON VANCE SHO/COM (NYSE:EVG) declared a monthly dividend on Thursday, September 6th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, September 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.065 per share on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $0.78 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.06%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 20th.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Performant Financial Corporation(PFMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) were down 29 percent to $2.20. Performant Financial is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 8.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Performant Financial (NASDAQ:PFMT) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Performant Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 48.418433643407 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management LLC decreased its holdings in SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEARCA:XBI) by 9.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 64,434 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 6,901 shares during the quarter. SPDR S&P Biotech ETF accounts for about 2.7% of Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 5th largest position. Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management LLC owned approximately 0.11% of SPDR S&P Biotech ETF worth $6,133,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    But the biotech sector crushed the market, with the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE: XBI) returning a market-beating 43.36% in 2017, nearly double the broader S&P 500.

  • [By ]

    More importantly, the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) has proven resilient during the volatility spike and selloff.

    In fact, XBI never closed significantly below its 50-day moving average as investors dumped stocks. That turned out to be a huge tell…

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Tech stocks were strong today, but biotech really took off on merger and acquisition news; the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) jumped 2.7%. 

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology was the weakest sector, with biotech and semiconductor stocks in particular having a tough day. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) tumbled 3.2% and the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) lost 2.4%.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Financial Advisory Group lifted its position in shares of SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:MDY) by 0.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 92,079 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 587 shares during the quarter. SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust makes up approximately 8.9% of Financial Advisory Group’s portfolio, making the stock its 5th biggest position. Financial Advisory Group owned 0.16% of SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust worth $33,836,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    Yet when it comes to investing, reward often comes from being willing to take on risk. Over the past 10 years, investors who’ve been willing to look at smaller companies have seen much stronger returns than those who’ve stuck with the tried-and-true big names that are more familiar to them. When you look at exchange-traded funds tracking indexes composed of companies of different sizes — SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEMKT: SPY) for large companies, SPDR S&P Midcap 400 (NYSEMKT: MDY) for midsize companies and SPDR S&P SmallCap 600 (NYSEMKT: SLY) for small companies — you can put a number on just how much better smaller stocks have done:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. trimmed its holdings in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (NYSEARCA:MDY) by 1.9% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,139,465 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 22,647 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF were worth $389,390,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Round Table Services LLC increased its position in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:MDY) by 19.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 10,239 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 1,642 shares during the period. SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust comprises approximately 1.2% of Round Table Services LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 20th largest position. Round Table Services LLC’s holdings in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust were worth $3,635,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Curbstone Financial Management Corp reduced its holdings in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (NYSEARCA:MDY) by 1.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 41,360 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 800 shares during the quarter. SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF makes up 4.1% of Curbstone Financial Management Corp’s portfolio, making the stock its 2nd biggest holding. Curbstone Financial Management Corp owned approximately 0.07% of SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF worth $14,684,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Hostess Brands, Inc. (TWNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Vertical Research assumed coverage on shares of Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. The brokerage issued a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hostess Brands Inc (NASDAQ:TWNK) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $15.40.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hostess Brands earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.5687166542873 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Based in Kansas City, Mo., Hostess Brands Inc. (Nasdaq: TWNK) was founded in 1919 and is best known for global brand names that include Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs, Dolly Madison, Zingers, Suzy Q, and Donettes.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: MutualFirst Financial Inc.(MFSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF) – Stock analysts at DA Davidson increased their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of MutualFirst Financial in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, July 30th. DA Davidson analyst K. Reevey now forecasts that the bank will earn $0.68 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.62. DA Davidson has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for MutualFirst Financial’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.69 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.55 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.79 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about MutualFirst Financial (NASDAQ:MFSF) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. MutualFirst Financial earned a news impact score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 47.9474560000459 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Independence Realty Trust, Inc.(IRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Independence Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:IRT) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $10.75.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BlackRock Inc. grew its position in Independence Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:IRT) by 17.1% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 14,596,051 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,128,304 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned about 0.17% of Independence Realty Trust worth $150,484,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Independence Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:IRT) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nine research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $10.88.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    European stocks joined U.S equities in moving higher on rumors that an agreement on auto tariffs may be in the works; the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEMKT:VGK) closed up 1.3%. Emerging markets stocks, however, continued recent weakness, with the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEMKT:VWO) losing 0.1%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. raised its stake in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA:VGK) by 8.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 166,329 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 12,335 shares during the quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P.’s holdings in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF were worth $9,336,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors purchased shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA:VGK) on weakness during trading on Wednesday. $88.65 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $33.76 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $54.89 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF had the 15th highest net in-flow for the day. Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF traded down ($0.94) for the day and closed at $54.60

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Round Table Services LLC acquired a new position in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA:VGK) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm acquired 5,122 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $287,000.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: KLA-Tencor Corporation(KLAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced its position in shares of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) by 29.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,157,739 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 897,207 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned approximately 1.38% of KLA-Tencor worth $235,213,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By ]

    Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is not a well-known company. The semiconductor packaging equipment specialist is valued at just $1.65 billion, and it recorded just $809 million of revenue last year. That’s a much smaller number than those posted by semiconductor equipment giants like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Small Cap Stocks To Watch Right Now

Small cap dating site stock Match Group Inc (NASDAQ: MTCH), which was spun off from media and Internet stock IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) and is a peer or remaining dating stock Spark Networks Inc (NYSEMKT: LOV), is the eight most shorted stock on the NASDAQ with short interest of 43.96% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Small cap Match Group is the world’s leading provider of dating products that operates a portfolio of over 45 brands, including Match, OkCupid, Tinder, Meetic, Twoo, OurTime, BlackPeopleMeet and FriendScout24 (each designed to increase users’ likelihood of finding a romantic connection). Through a portfolio of trusted brands, the Company provides tailored products to meet the varying preferences of users – including dating products in 42 languages across more than 190 countries.

Top Small Cap Stocks To Watch Right Now: CVR Refining, LP(CVRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    The Big Boys’ Pick
    Of the group, CVRR (NYSE: CVRR) is in the best position. Apparently, Mr. Icahn agrees, which is why he owns 5.7 million shares, a stake worth more than $100 million. Other big institutional owners include the likes of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Allied Advisory Services Inc. purchased a new position in shares of CVR Refining LP (NYSE:CVRR) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund purchased 12,844 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $286,000.

Top Small Cap Stocks To Watch Right Now: KLA-Tencor Corporation(KLAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC) which fell about 10% to $106.52. The stock’s 52-week range is $93.76 to $123.96. Volume was about 3.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.4 million.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ClariVest Asset Management LLC reduced its stake in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) by 6.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 164,941 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 12,200 shares during the quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC owned about 0.11% of KLA-Tencor worth $16,913,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd trimmed its holdings in shares of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) by 17.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 63,511 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 13,260 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in KLA-Tencor were worth $6,923,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is not a well-known company. The semiconductor packaging equipment specialist is valued at just $1.65 billion, and it recorded just $809 million of revenue last year. That’s a much smaller number than those posted by semiconductor equipment giants like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp boosted its position in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) by 55.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 108,100 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 38,700 shares during the period. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp owned 0.07% of KLA-Tencor worth $11,083,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board cut its stake in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) by 67.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 85,713 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 180,157 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board owned approximately 0.05% of KLA-Tencor worth $8,788,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Small Cap Stocks To Watch Right Now: Jason Industries, Inc.(JASN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Jason Industries Inc (NASDAQ:JASN) major shareholder Wynnefield Partners Small Cap acquired 5,751 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $2.35 per share, for a total transaction of $13,514.85. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Jason Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.8063168277174 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Jason Industries from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, July 5th.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019

Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) stands at a crossroads. The world’s largest casino company has not built a new casino since it completed its 6th casino in China in 2016. Now, Las Vegas Sands stock finds itself in decline as a U.S.-China trade war concerns its investors.

However, with Chinese gambling on the rise, high dividends, and an eye on expansion, investors should look at the decline in Las Vegas Sands stock as a buying a opportunity.

View Las Vegas Sands Stock as a China Play

Contrary to the name, most of its revenue no longer comes from Las Vegas or even other American gambling meccas. Today, Las Vegas Sands derives most of its revenue from Macau, the former Portuguese colony that now exists as a Special Administrative Region of China. Macau also exists as the only area in China with legalized gambling.

With little available land in Macau, Las Vegas Sands created what’s now known as the Cotai Strip, modeled after the strip in Las Vegas. This occurred when they filled in a bay in between what was two islands.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.(RYAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $23.25.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy recommendation. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $23.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    American International Group Inc. trimmed its position in Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) by 9.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 31,718 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 3,455 shares during the period. American International Group Inc.’s holdings in Rayonier Advanced Materials were worth $681,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: KLA-Tencor Corporation(KLAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Attention misguided investors: not every tech company has the same troubles as social media beast Facebook (FB) . And for those opportunistic investors our there, such a dislocation in markets right now between broader tech business models and Facebook’s could spell many lucrative buying opportunities. Research out of Goldman Sachs (GS) shows that 25 tech stocks in particular that have seen large correlations with Facebook’s equity returns since March 15 and have under-performed the S&P 500 . The list of laggards is a whose who of former high-flying tech names: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) , KLA-Tenor (KLAC) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Alphabet (GOOGL) , Western Digital (WDC) , Electronic Arts (EA) , and Nvidia (NVDA) . 

    Not too sure where Mr. Market’s head is at, but it’s unlikely Facebook’s troubles will hurt sales of video-games for Electronic Arts this coming holiday season. Nvidia is still holding the pole position in the booming market for AI and autonomous driving chips, and doesn’t put suspect quizzes on a website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on KLA-Tencor (KLAC)

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  • [By ]

    Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is not a well-known company. The semiconductor packaging equipment specialist is valued at just $1.65 billion, and it recorded just $809 million of revenue last year. That’s a much smaller number than those posted by semiconductor equipment giants like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX).

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is not a well-known company. The semiconductor packaging equipment specialist is valued at just $1.65 billion, and it recorded just $809 million of revenue last year. That’s a much smaller number than those posted by semiconductor equipment giants like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC) which fell about 10% to $106.52. The stock’s 52-week range is $93.76 to $123.96. Volume was about 3.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.4 million.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Popular, Inc.(BPOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Popular (NASDAQ:BPOP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Popular Inc (NASDAQ:BPOP) by 3.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,519,087 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 150,692 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 4.42% of Popular worth $188,084,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund(BTO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CIBC World Markets Inc. reduced its holdings in B2Gold Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:BTG) (TSE:BTO) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 572,525 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 64,714 shares during the period. CIBC World Markets Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of B2Gold worth $1,563,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    B2Gold (TSE:BTO) (NYSE:BTG) had its price objective trimmed by Pi Financial from C$5.25 to C$5.10 in a research report released on Friday.

    A number of other research firms have also recently weighed in on BTO. Canaccord Genuity lowered their target price on shares of B2Gold from C$7.00 to C$6.50 in a research note on Tuesday, July 24th. National Bank Financial lowered their target price on shares of B2Gold from C$7.00 to C$6.50 and set an outperform rating on the stock in a research note on Saturday, July 14th. Scotiabank reissued an outperform rating and issued a C$5.00 target price on shares of B2Gold in a research note on Monday, May 28th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lowered their target price on shares of B2Gold from C$5.00 to C$4.50 and set an outperform rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 22nd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, B2Gold presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of C$5.38.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bottos (CURRENCY:BTO) traded 2.5% lower against the dollar during the one day period ending at 18:00 PM E.T. on October 5th. During the last week, Bottos has traded 10.8% higher against the dollar. One Bottos token can now be bought for $0.0432 or 0.00000652 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Bit-Z, LBank, Bibox and CoinEgg. Bottos has a total market capitalization of $22.04 million and $683,829.00 worth of Bottos was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bottos (CURRENCY:BTO) traded down 0.5% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 14:00 PM ET on September 2nd. Bottos has a total market cap of $20.68 million and $711,582.00 worth of Bottos was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Bottos token can now be bought for $0.0406 or 0.00000556 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Gate.io, LBank, CoinEgg and Bibox. During the last week, Bottos has traded up 15.3% against the dollar.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Lands' End, Inc.(LE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday saw a mixed session on Wall Street, with various market benchmarks moving in different directions. Investors seemed reasonably neutral about events in Singapore, where leaders from the U.S. and North Korea met and came to some minor agreements that viewed in the most favorable light could provide a road map for future negotiations. Yet investors seem more concerned about what the Federal Reserve’s interest rate setting board might do later in the week, with a two-day meeting starting today to consider whether further rate increases are warranted. Even with the relatively flat performance from the market, some companies had good news that sent their shares sharply higher. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE), and Lands’ End (NASDAQ:LE) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of apparel retailer Lands’ End (NASDAQ:LE) took a hit on Thursday, falling as much as 22%. Shares were down 14.9% at 11:15 a.m. EDT.

    The stock’s decline follows the company’s second-quarter earnings release on Thursday. The pullback was likely due to the company’s weak revenue growth, its decline in same-store sales, and a loss that was wider than in the year-ago quarter.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Today, Bill offers our readers a few of his favorites as Trump meets with Kim Jong Un. Here’s how to cash in regardless of how this summit turns out in the long run.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Last night, President Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. This was the first meeting between a sitting American president and a North Korean leader. Following the agreement, analysts noted that the document signed by both parties included no concrete details for achieving denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. Trump responded to criticism by saying he is fully confident that the Korean dictatorship will follow through. A U.S. district court will rule on whether to approve an $85 billion merger between AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX). The decision comes after about six weeks of debate in a courtroom. The ruling will likely have a significant impact on the proposed bid by The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) for media giant Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NYSE: FOXA). The Fed Open Market Committee kicks off its June meeting today. The U.S. central bank is expected to raise interest rates for the second time in 2018. On Wednesday, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will likely announce a hike of 0.25% to the benchmark rate to 2%. This would also mark the seventh hike since December 2015. Markets will be looking for clues during Powell’s conference to determine how many additional times the Fed plans to raise interest rates during the final six months of the year.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: RH, TSLA, GE
    Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RH) stock popped more than 20% in pre-market hours after the company reported very strong profits for the quarter. The retailer reported earnings per share of $1.33, well above the $1.02 anticipated by analysts. The company also reported a strong second-quarter outlook, news that reduced concerns about it falling short of revenue expectations. Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TS

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of Lands’ End (NASDAQ:LE) soared today after the apparel and outdoor retailer delivered a narrower loss than expected in its first-quarter earnings report and said it would move further away from former parent Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD), which appears to be failing. As a result, the stock closed the day up 27.2%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Lands’ End (NASDAQ:LE) CMO Gill Brown Hong bought 1,525 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, April 13th. The shares were bought at an average price of $22.20 per share, with a total value of $33,855.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief marketing officer now owns 3,425 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $76,035. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Lands End (NASDAQ:LE) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 12, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET

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Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Unit Corporation(UNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Unit Co. (NYSE:UNT) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks lowered their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Unit in a report issued on Thursday, August 9th. SunTrust Banks analyst N. Dingmann now anticipates that the oil and gas company will post earnings per share of $0.17 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.18. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Hold” rating and a $26.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Unit’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.21 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Unit (UNT)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its position in shares of Unit Co. (NYSE:UNT) by 284.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 21,374 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after buying an additional 15,809 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Unit were worth $546,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

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The Internal Revenue Service is extending incentives for solar power and other clean energy sources by as long as four years.

Developers can claim a 30 percent tax credit for solar projects as long as they prove they’ve started construction by the end of 2019, according to an IRS notice Friday. That means breaking ground or investing at least 5 percent of the total expected costs of the installation, and they have until the end of 2023 to complete the power plants.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CasinoCoin (CURRENCY:CSC) traded 26.1% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on June 10th. One CasinoCoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0004 or 0.00000006 BTC on popular exchanges including cfinex and BitFlip. During the last seven days, CasinoCoin has traded 29.9% lower against the U.S. dollar. CasinoCoin has a market capitalization of $15.21 million and $5,864.00 worth of CasinoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CasinoCoin (CURRENCY:CSC) traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 21:00 PM ET on May 27th. In the last week, CasinoCoin has traded down 44.1% against the U.S. dollar. One CasinoCoin coin can currently be purchased for $0.0005 or 0.00000007 BTC on popular exchanges including cfinex and BitFlip. CasinoCoin has a market cap of $18.55 million and approximately $27,292.00 worth of CasinoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the financial shares surged 1.13 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK), up 6 percent, and Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE: ITUB) up 4 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $34.90 and last traded at $34.65, with a volume of 8809 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $34.70.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Tuesday, the financial shares surged 0.71 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK), up 5 percent, and Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) up 5 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $30.33.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Benitec Biopharma Limited(BNTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about BENITEC BIOPHAR/S (NASDAQ:BNTC) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. BENITEC BIOPHAR/S earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.3493613805465 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Patrick Industries, Inc.(PATK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
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    LCI Industries (LCII) fell 5% on the day. Patrick Industries Inc. (PATK) dropped 4.24%. Thor Industries Inc. (THO) tanked 9.83%. Winnebago Industries Inc. (WGO) fell 8.85%. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Patrick Industries (NASDAQ:PATK) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Patrick Industries earned a news sentiment score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the construction company an impact score of 48.3121750669942 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: KLA-Tencor Corporation(KLAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced its position in shares of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) by 29.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,157,739 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 897,207 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned approximately 1.38% of KLA-Tencor worth $235,213,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd trimmed its holdings in shares of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) by 17.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 63,511 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 13,260 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in KLA-Tencor were worth $6,923,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Shares of KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC) were down 3.5% at $109.33, in a 52-week range of $87.93 to $123.96. It also has a consensus price target of $132.31.

  • [By ]

    Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is not a well-known company. The semiconductor packaging equipment specialist is valued at just $1.65 billion, and it recorded just $809 million of revenue last year. That’s a much smaller number than those posted by semiconductor equipment giants like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX).

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nordic American Tankers Limited(NAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    We’re talking 471% potential gains…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) $2.50 158.64%
    Astrotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ASTC) $4.17 132.80%
    Xenetic Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: XBIO) $5.58 71.95%
    Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) $2.73 38.43%
    United States Antimony Corp. (NYSE: UAMY) $0.49 36.47%
    Soeno Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: SLNO) $2.65 33.05%
    Fibrocell Science Inc. (Nasdaq: FCSC) $3.16 31.36%
    Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: TNK) $1.30 29.70%
    Neovasc Inc. (Nasdaq: NVCN) $0.04 27.30%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.24 25.98%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, investors who know where to look can unlock even bigger gains…

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Carnival (NYSE: CUK) and Nordic American Tanker (NYSE:NAT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nordic American Tanker Ltd (NYSE:NAT) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 27th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Thursday, May 24th will be given a dividend of 0.01 per share by the shipping company on Tuesday, June 12th. This represents a $0.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.81%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 23rd.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of oil shipper Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) shot up by double digits in Monday trading, and currently occupy a berth up 13.4% as of 12:55 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That volatility has been evident at both Textainer Group Holdings Ltd.(NYSE:TGH) and Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:NAT) in recent years. Because of that, investors need to weigh their upside in a recovering market against the downside potential before choosing either stock.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Clean Diesel Technologies Inc.(CDTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: IEC Electronics Corp.(IEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion.
    J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.2 per share on revenue of $2.63 billion.
    Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion.
    The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is expected to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $296.76 million.
    KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $306.72 million.
    Vascular Biogenics Ltd. (NASDAQ: VBLT) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.21 per share.
    Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $272.04 million.
    Albireo Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALBO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.77 per share on revenue of $31.32 million.

     

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    Losers
    ReTo Eco-Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RETO) fell 9.3 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) shares fell 8.5 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.53 percent on Thursday.
    Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) fell 7.5 percent to $47.10 in pre-market trading. Nordstrom reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
    Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) shares fell 6 percent to $263.00 in pre-market trading. Baidu disclosed that its COO Qi Lu will step down in July 2018.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares fell 5.6 percent to $8.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.88 percent on Thursday.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) fell 5 percent to $51.30 in pre-market trading. Applied Materials reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) fell 5 percent to $7.61 in pre-market trading after rising 11.40 percent on Thursday.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $255.77 in pre-market trading.
    Vascular Biogenics Ltd (NASDAQ: VBLT) fell 4.6 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) fell 3.3 percent to $37.60 in pre-market trading. Campbell Soup reported upbeat Q3 earnings, but sales missed estimates. The company also lowered its FY18 outlook.
    ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD) shares fell 2.7 percent to $17.65 in pre-market trading after reporting a 7.2 million common stock offering

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.(MPWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPWR) reached a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday after Deutsche Bank raised their price target on the stock from $130.00 to $140.00. Deutsche Bank currently has a buy rating on the stock. Monolithic Power Systems traded as low as $137.03 and last traded at $136.43, with a volume of 4470 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $136.41.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Monolithic Power Systems (NASDAQ:MPWR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Monolithic Power Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.1278970459044 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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