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Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2019

Timing the market is easily one of the most difficult parts of trading. In particular, calling the market bottom and knowing when to get in is usually something investors only know way after the fact. 24/7 Wall St. is looking back to when the S&P 500 bottomed back in March 2009 to see how some of the major blue chips have fared since then.

Back on March 6, 2009, the S&P 500 bottomed out at 666.79, and from there began perhaps the biggest bull market of the modern era. At the most recent close, the S&P 500 was at 2,779.60, more than quadrupling its bottom nearly nine years ago.

So how does this measure up against AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)?

On an adjusted close basis, AT&T closed March 6, 2009, at $13.82 a share, or at $22.58 on an unadjusted basis. AT&T most recently closed at $36.87 on an adjusted basis.

Looking at the numbers, we can see that AT&T’s growth over this nine-year period was outpaced by the S&P 500 and the broad markets in general. This is one of the few instances where the market beat a blue chip in this period. Specifically, the telecom giant saw its shares gain just over 165%.

Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Layne Christensen Company(LAYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Layne Christensen earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.8722865003839 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Barclays PLC increased its holdings in shares of Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN) by 1,886.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 56,851 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 53,989 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Layne Christensen were worth $848,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

    Get Layne Christensen alerts:

    Critical Survey: Layne Christensen (LAYN) and Real Goods Solar (RGSE) (americanbankingnews.com) Glass Lewis joins ISS in supporting Layne Christensen buyout (seekingalpha.com) Glass Lewis Joins ISS in Recommending that Layne Christensen Stockholders Vote for the Proposed Merger with Granite (prnewswire.com) Net income boost as investors vote on Layne closure (globalwaterintel.com) Edited Transcript of LAYN earnings conference call or presentation 6-Jun-18 1:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)

    LAYN stock traded down $0.17 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $15.58. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 16,668 shares, compared to its average volume of 247,366. The company has a quick ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.67. The company has a market capitalization of $318.08 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -21.64 and a beta of 0.50. Layne Christensen has a 12 month low of $8.19 and a 12 month high of $16.96.

Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Bank Of Montreal(BMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.89 billion.
    Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $209.35 million.
    Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $1.47 billion.
    Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $1.15 billion.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $109.47 million.
    Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $552.31 million.
    DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $681.89 million.
    Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $147.20 million.
    Destination XL Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXLG) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.14 per share on revenue of $107.63 million.
    Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.67 per share on revenue of $4.21 billion.
    MakeMyTrip Limited (NASDAQ: MMYT) is projected to report its quarterly loss at $0.39 per share on revenue of $143.03 million.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) is expected to report its quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $155.98 million.
    RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ: ROLL) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $175.55 million.

     

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of Montreal (TSE:BMO) (NYSE:BMO)’s share price hit a new 52-week high on Monday . The company traded as high as C$102.55 and last traded at C$102.22, with a volume of 428189 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$101.99.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Millennium Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 2,853 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $216,000.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 30, 2018, 2:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bank of Montreal (TSE:BMO) (NYSE:BMO) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 28th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Thursday, November 1st will be given a dividend of 0.96 per share by the bank on Tuesday, November 27th. This represents a $3.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.62%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bank of Montreal (TSE:BMO) (NYSE:BMO) – Equities research analysts at Cormark upped their Q2 2019 earnings per share estimates for Bank of Montreal in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, February 27th. Cormark analyst M. Grauman now forecasts that the bank will earn $2.49 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $2.38. Cormark has a “Market Perform” rating and a $109.00 price target on the stock. Cormark also issued estimates for Bank of Montreal’s Q4 2019 earnings at $2.48 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $9.86 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $2.43 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $2.62 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $2.79 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $2.79 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $10.51 EPS.

Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: KAR Auction Services, Inc(KAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mackay Shields LLC boosted its holdings in KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR) by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 141,570 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,635 shares during the quarter. Mackay Shields LLC’s holdings in KAR Auction Services were worth $7,758,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of used- and salvaged-car auction operator KAR Auction Services (NYSE:KAR) plunged 19.5% in early Wednesday trading, following a disappointing earnings report Tuesday evening. That’s the bad news. The good news is that as of 2 p.m. EST, KAR shares had recovered at least some of their losses and were down “only” 11.2%.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    KAR Auction Services, Inc  (NYSE:KAR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 20, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC lessened its position in KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR) by 82.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 8,204 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 38,635 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC’s holdings in KAR Auction Services were worth $450,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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By now anyone who follows the burgeoning cannabis industry or legalization movement has heard about Attorney General Jeff Sessions&a;rsquo; decision to rescind an Obama-era guidance memo that provided a degree of protection for state-licensed medical and adult-use businesses across the country. My friend and fellow Forbes contributor, Tom Angell, has done an outstanding job chronicling this and its potential implications, and &l;a href=&q;https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/#331f05b637d9&q; target=&q;_blank&q; rel=&q;noopener noreferrer&q;&g;his work is a great place to start&l;/a&g; for a complete background on this issue.

While much has been written about Sessions&a;rsquo; decision, it&a;rsquo;s important to put this news into context and look at what allowed this new industry to flourish in the way that it has over the past decade.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sphere 3D Corp.(ANY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DST Systems (NASDAQ: ANY) and Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    Active Stock of Yesterday— Sphere 3D Corp. (ANY) (stockmarketstop.com) Sphere 3D Corp. (NasdaqCM:ANY): A Look at the 60.00000 Margin Score (zeelandpress.com) Hot Aspects to Watch Out: Sphere 3D Corp. (ANY) (nysedaily.com) How the Internet Caused Explosive Growth in the Flat Earth Theory (innotechtoday.com) Visualizing Toxicity in Twitter Conversations (medium.com)

    Shares of NASDAQ ANY remained flat at $$0.27 during trading hours on Friday. The company had a trading volume of 418,237 shares, compared to its average volume of 548,559. Sphere 3D has a 1 year low of $0.13 and a 1 year high of $4.80.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) fell by more than 48% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.57 after closing at $1.10 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $7.25. Volume of about 5.3 million was more than 10 times the daily average. Another secondary stock offering. This time 3.3 million shares plus warrants at $0.70.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: B&G Foods, Inc.(BGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 2,993 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,339% compared to the average daily volume of 208 put options.

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    B&G Foods (BGS) : “No, we’re going to stay away. This group is a snake pit.”

    Masco (MAS) : “I like Masco. We have a housing shortage and that’s good for Masco.”

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    Cramer was bearish on BGC Partners (BGCP) , Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) , Sterling Construction Co. Inc.  (STRL) and B&G Foods (BGS) .

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  • [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 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tekla Healthcare Investors(HQH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tekla Healthcare Investors (NYSE:HQH) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, August 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 28th will be given a dividend of 0.47 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 27th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of Nova Scotia cut its stake in shares of Tekla Healthcare Investors (NYSE:HQH) by 19.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 69,440 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 17,077 shares during the period. Bank of Nova Scotia owned about 0.17% of Tekla Healthcare Investors worth $1,493,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Frequency Electronics Inc.(FEIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Frequency Electronics (NASDAQ:FEIM) was upgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Frequency Electronics (NASDAQ:FEIM) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Frequency Electronics earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.4556074629456 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Layne Christensen Company(LAYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Barclays PLC increased its holdings in shares of Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN) by 1,886.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 56,851 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 53,989 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Layne Christensen were worth $848,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Layne Christensen earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.8722865003839 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

    Get Layne Christensen alerts:

    Critical Survey: Layne Christensen (LAYN) and Real Goods Solar (RGSE) (americanbankingnews.com) Glass Lewis joins ISS in supporting Layne Christensen buyout (seekingalpha.com) Glass Lewis Joins ISS in Recommending that Layne Christensen Stockholders Vote for the Proposed Merger with Granite (prnewswire.com) Net income boost as investors vote on Layne closure (globalwaterintel.com) Edited Transcript of LAYN earnings conference call or presentation 6-Jun-18 1:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)

    LAYN stock traded down $0.17 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $15.58. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 16,668 shares, compared to its average volume of 247,366. The company has a quick ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.67. The company has a market capitalization of $318.08 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -21.64 and a beta of 0.50. Layne Christensen has a 12 month low of $8.19 and a 12 month high of $16.96.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now

The market for cranes in North America seems to be coming back nicely after a difficult trough cycle brought on by the sudden downturn in the energy sector, but Manitex (MNTX) have flattened out some – while the stock is up a healthy 50%-plus over the past year, it’s basically flat since the time of my last write-up on the company. In that time, Manitex reported restated financials and continued to see good demand and order growth in its core crane operations.

Manitex shares still look somewhat undervalued on discounted cash flow and potentially more exciting on EV/EBITDA, particularly as EBITDA should ramp up significantly over the next couple of years. Investors shouldn’t lose sight of the risks, including an earlier peak to crane demand and rising input costs, but Manitex is an interesting under-followed machinery recovery story.

A Strong First Quarter

With only two sell-side analysts following the company, “average” estimates don’t necessarily mean all that much here. Nevertheless, Manitex did do better than expected this quarter.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: State Bank Financial Corporation.(STBZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. State Bank Financial had a return on equity of 9.26% and a net margin of 18.77%. The firm had revenue of $68.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.00 million. analysts expect that State Bank Financial will post 2.18 EPS for the current year.

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Mosaic Company (MOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the nineteen brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have given a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $25.23.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    The Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The basic materials company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by ($0.08), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The Mosaic had a negative net margin of 1.45% and a positive return on equity of 3.90%. The firm had revenue of $1.93 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.85 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.04 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 22.5% compared to the same quarter last year. The Mosaic updated its FY18 guidance to $1.20-1.60 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Private Advisor Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund bought 20,810 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $508,000.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: iShares Intermediate Credit Bond (CIU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Allianz Investment Management LLCiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond (LQD) – 3,271,938 shares, 72.31% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 54.10%SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Corporate Bond (SPIB) – 2,000,000 shares, 12.63% of the total portfolio. New PositioniShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU) – 618,046 shares, 12.48% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 757.25%Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) – 88,000 shares, 1.3% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 35.38%iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (CSJ) – 65,470 shares, 1.28% of the total portfolio. New Purchase: SPDR

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Layne Christensen Company(LAYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Barclays PLC increased its holdings in shares of Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN) by 1,886.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 56,851 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 53,989 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Layne Christensen were worth $848,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Layne Christensen earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.8722865003839 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

    Get Layne Christensen alerts:

    Critical Survey: Layne Christensen (LAYN) and Real Goods Solar (RGSE) (americanbankingnews.com) Glass Lewis joins ISS in supporting Layne Christensen buyout (seekingalpha.com) Glass Lewis Joins ISS in Recommending that Layne Christensen Stockholders Vote for the Proposed Merger with Granite (prnewswire.com) Net income boost as investors vote on Layne closure (globalwaterintel.com) Edited Transcript of LAYN earnings conference call or presentation 6-Jun-18 1:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)

    LAYN stock traded down $0.17 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $15.58. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 16,668 shares, compared to its average volume of 247,366. The company has a quick ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.67. The company has a market capitalization of $318.08 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -21.64 and a beta of 0.50. Layne Christensen has a 12 month low of $8.19 and a 12 month high of $16.96.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: The Descartes Systems Group Inc.(DSGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ:DSGX) (TSE:DSG) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Descartes Systems Group (TSE:DSG) (NASDAQ:DSGX) had its target price lifted by Barclays from C$43.00 to C$45.00 in a research report report published on Thursday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Descartes Systems Group Inc (TSE:DSG) (NASDAQ:DSGX) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as C$39.94 and last traded at C$39.84, with a volume of 62385 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$39.71.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018

Despite a tiny share price gain last week, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) remains the best performing stock for the year to date among the 30 equities that comprise the Dow Jones industrial average. Boeing ended the week with a share price gain of about 0.2% and a year-to-date gain of 20.9%.

The second-best performer among the Dow 30 so far this year is Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), up about 14.9%. That is followed by Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), up about 10%; JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), up about 9.7%; and Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE), up about 9%. Just over half the Dow stocks (17) have posted year-to-date gains as of Friday.

The Dow added about 90 points over the course of the past week and closed the week at 25,309.99, a gain of about 0.3%.

Boeing’s big news for the week came on Wednesday. Reports indicated that U.S. carrier Hawaiian Airlines had canceled an order for six Airbus A330-800s and would be placing an order for an unspecified number of Boeing 787-9s. The canceled Airbus planes were the last six on Airbus’s order book and that made them easier for Hawaiian to shun. No one wants to buy the last of something that has a lifespan of 25 or more years.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Guidewire Software, Inc.(GWRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Ebix Inc actually performing well since the end of 2014 while mid cap peer Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE: GWRE) has been outperforming over a longer period of time and small cap Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ: BNFT) has underperformed:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE: GWRE) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $92.43 million.

    Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ: ALOG) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $127.30 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Brown Forman Corporation(BF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday Brown-Forman Corp. (NYSE: BF.B) which rose nearly 7% to $66.01. The stocks 52-week range is $64.29 to $67.98. Volume was over just over 1 million compared to its average volume of 0.7 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: CyberArk Software Ltd.(CYBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    CyberArk Software (NASDAQ:CYBR) reported fourth-quarter financial results on Feb. 9. The Israeli cybersecurity specialist continues to win new business for its “privileged account” security solutions, which help to protect against cyberattacks that use insider privileges to penetrate network perimeters and assault the most sensitive areas of an enterprise’s IT infrastructure.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion before the opening bell. Citigroup shares rose 0.30 percent to $67.22 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) to have earned $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion in the latest quarter. JPMorgan will release earnings before the markets open. JPMorgan shares gained 0.48 percent to $93.55 in after-hours trading.
    Cyberark Software Ltd (NASDAQ: CYBR) lowered its guidance for the second quarter. The company now expects total revenue of $57.0 million to $57.5 million, versus earlier guidance of $61.0 million to $62.0 million. Cyberark shares dipped 17.65 percent to $42.00 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the opening bell, First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million. First Republic Bank shares dropped 0.80 percent to close at $101.35 on Thursday.

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The short interest at CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYBR) increased to 1.10 million shares from the previous level of 861,800. Shares were trading at $53.34, within a 52-week range of $39.34 to $55.63.

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    RB: I thought wed be up more than we are on cybersecurity plays. We have 25% gains on recommendations like Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW). Were off a few percentage points on CyberArk Software (NASDAQ: CYBR).

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Manitex International Inc.(MNTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, industrial shares fell by 0.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Accenture Plc (NYSE: ACN), down 4 percent, and Manitex International Inc (NASDAQ: MNTX), down 4 percent.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    According to the Financial Times, a total of 13 companies, including Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) and Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) saw shares rise to $123. For Zynga, that represented a 3,000% boost; for Sears, a 1,000% surge. Four companies, including Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) fell more than 85% as a result of the glitch.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap social media gaming stockZynga Inc (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is scheduled for after the market closes on Thursday (February 9th). Our SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolio has repeated suggested trading Zynga Inc with aJanuary 2014 SCN EO newsletter noting the following:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Glu Mobile all over the place for investors (but savvy traders could have profitably traded shares) whilepeer Zynga Inc (NASDAQ: ZNGA) has mostly underperformed after the initial surge wore off:

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: NxStage Medical, Inc.(NXTM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, healthcare shares dipped by 0.51 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included NxStage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTM), down 8 percent, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE: VRX), down 9 percent.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Haier Electronics Group Co., Ltd. (HRELF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The main business units of the Hong Leong Asia are the Diesel Engines Unit – China Yuchai , the Consumer Products Unit – Henan Xinfei (now marketed as “Frestec”), and the Building Materials Unit – BMU. The other business units in the company are the Industrial Packaging Unit – Rex and the Air-conditioning Systems Unit – Airwell. As the majority of the business units namely Yuchai, Xinfei and Airwell, operate in China (more than 80% of total revenue), the continual slowdown of the economic growth in China coupled with increasing competition has adversely affected both the revenue and the profitability. Particularly for the consumer products unit, its small scale has severely impacted its competitiveness given aggressive larger players like Haier (OTCPK:HRELF), Midea, Feilong Electric, and Hefei Meiling.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    2. Appliance Sale – This is another operating segment that the company did not consider core to its business, so management sold the segment to Haier (OTCPK:HRELF) for over $5b. The benefit: Additional capital can be allocated to the core operational areas.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: SandRidge Permian Trust(PER)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

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

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

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

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Layne Christensen Company(LAYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small caps Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation andLayne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) underperforming, but possibly recovering while Orion Group Holdings (NYSE: ORN) had a clear reversal early last year:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $8.78 after the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: WSFS Financial Corporation(WSFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

Best Value Stocks To Invest In 2018

Description of the opportunity and investment thesis

CRHM represents a compelling risk/reward opportunity in the form of a rapidly growing leader in anesthesiology services for GIs in the US and Canada. We believe the company is undervalued on an absolute and relative basis, currently trading at a dramatically low multiple of current and future estimated free cash flow. Given the companys niche position in their market, stable business model, long runway for growth, and fears surrounding short-term operational results, we feel weve been provided with a solid margin of safety at current price levels, with the chance for 100% upside or more within 12-18 months.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In 2018: Layne Christensen Company(LAYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small caps Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation andLayne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) underperforming, but possibly recovering while Orion Group Holdings (NYSE: ORN) had a clear reversal early last year:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $8.78 after the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In 2018: Knowles Corporation(KN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    A deal with Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) brought the little-known Knowles Corp. (NYSE: KN) to investors’ attention today, boosting Knowles Corp. stock by 2.3% as of 12:30 p.m. today (Oct. 30, 2017).

Best Value Stocks To Invest In 2018: Hudson Technologies, Inc.(HDSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Finally, Cramer said Hudson Technologies (HDSN) was a great stock to own in 2016, when shares soared 170%, but this year, he cannot recommend this high-flying refrigeration company.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Hudson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares dropped 13 percent to $6.55 amid concerning guidance. The company said it is expecting Q3 EPS of $0.03-$0.05 versus an analyst consensus estimate of $0.10. Sales are expected to be around $25 million versus the analyst estimate of nearly $41 million.