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Top 10 Stocks For 2019

The average investors in badly managed companies that pay executives large salaries and in which large shareholders get special perks often ask, “Where are the shareholders’ yachts”? At CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS), the answer is that there aren’t any as controlling shareholder Shari Redstone battles CEO Les Moonves for control of the company.

The value of Redstone’s position, owned via National Amusements, is in the tens of billions of dollars. Moonves made $69.3 million last year and $69.6 million in 2016. CBS has posted good earnings for several years. However, the battle is tearing the company apart, taking up extremely valuable management and board time and putting the future of CBS in question.

Shareholders need management to dig its shares out of a hole. The stock is down 15% in the past year to $52. The S&P 500 is up 15% over the same period.

Redstone would like to merge CBS with Viacom, a company her family also controls. Viacom’s shares have not done as badly as CBS’s in the past year, but the return to investors has been subpar, down 7% to $39.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: China Cord Blood Corporation(CO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Global Cord Blood (NYSE: CO) and Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ:AMR) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Global Cord Blood (NYSE:CO) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 27, 2018 8:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Global Cord Blood Corp (NYSE:CO) dropped 5.8% during mid-day trading on Wednesday after the company announced weaker than expected quarterly earnings. The stock traded as low as $9.05 and last traded at $9.34. Approximately 677,976 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 222% from the average daily volume of 210,845 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.92.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ: AMR) and Global Cord Blood (NYSE:CO) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.(PNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    If the acquisition of Pinnacle Entertainment (NASDAQ:PNK) closes as planned later this year, the company will be set up to further consolidate its power in the regional gaming market. Here’s how it became the market-beating stock it is today and why that performance could continue long-term. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pinnacle Entertainment (NASDAQ: PNK) and MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pinnacle Entertainment (NASDAQ:PNK)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $34.32 and last traded at $34.40, with a volume of 26039 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $33.85.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Pinnacle Entertainment (NASDAQ:PNK) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Pilgrim’s Pride (NASDAQ:PPC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Pinnacle Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:PNK) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Four Corners Property Trust, Inc.(FCPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    FCPT Closes 46 Chili’s Restaurant Properties for $149.8 million as part of Previously Announced Brinker Sale-Leaseback Transaction (finance.yahoo.com) FCPT Announces Acquisition of a Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant Property for $1.7 million (finance.yahoo.com) Four Corners Property Trust (FCPT) vs. Sutherland Asset Management (SLD) Head to Head Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) FCPT Announces Acquisition of an Arby’s Restaurant Property for $1.6 million (finance.yahoo.com) Four Corners Property Trust Inc (FCPT) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $35.62 Million (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Four Corners Property Trust traded down $0.16, hitting $26.01, during trading hours on Friday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. The stock had a trading volume of 360,648 shares, compared to its average volume of 479,703. The company has a current ratio of 6.59, a quick ratio of 6.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.65 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.13 and a beta of -0.04. Four Corners Property Trust has a 12-month low of $21.28 and a 12-month high of $26.96.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC trimmed its position in Four Corners Property (NYSE:FCPT) by 12.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 61,299 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 8,843 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned 0.10% of Four Corners Property worth $1,415,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Boenning Scattergood set a $30.00 target price on Four Corners Property Trust (NYSE:FCPT) in a research report released on Friday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: SI Financial Group Inc.(SIFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) has been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. SI Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the savings and loans company an impact score of 44.7479870139738 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its stake in shares of SI Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIFI) by 17.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 458,700 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after acquiring an additional 69,800 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC’s holdings in SI Financial Group were worth $6,766,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SI Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.140703535879 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teton Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of SI Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIFI) in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 10,342 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock, valued at approximately $153,000. Teton Advisors Inc. owned about 0.08% of SI Financial Group as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    There are 30 banks that qualify as systemically important financial institutions (SIFI), according to the Financial Stability Board’s most recent list. Half have seen their stocks fall at least 20 percent from the most recent peaks, according to a Bloomberg analysis. Notably, no large U.S.-based banks make the list.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Impax Laboratories, Inc.(IPXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Impax Laboratories (NASDAQ:IPXL) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing 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. Impax Laboratories earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 43.4189030940397 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Beazer Homes USA, Inc.(BZH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an overweight rating to a neutral rating. The firm currently has $13.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $18.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) – Wedbush raised their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Beazer Homes USA in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 3rd. Wedbush analyst J. Mccanless now forecasts that the construction company will post earnings per share of $2.07 for the year, up from their previous estimate of $1.75. Wedbush currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $22.00 target price on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Beazer Homes USA’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.00 EPS and Q2 2019 earnings at $0.32 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) was down 6% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $14.27 and last traded at $14.38. Approximately 672,285 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 12% from the average daily volume of 601,101 shares. The stock had previously closed at $15.29.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Beazer Homes USA Inc  (NYSE:BZH)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 04, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    There have been some macroeconomic signs that America’s housing boom is starting to show signs of fatigue, but those figures haven’t really shown up in the earnings reports of most homebuilders. The one exception is Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH). While most companies are still showing strong home sales and growing net orders, Beazer’s fiscal third-quarter results showed some cracks in its growth trajectory.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Lowe’s Companies Inc.(LOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Home Depot (NYSE:HD) is a classic growth stock right now. The home-improvement retailer increased sales by 7% in the past fiscal year, about double the pace of its closest rival, Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW). Its gross and operating profit margins are also significantly higher than those of its peers. In exchange for that outperformance, investors are being asked to pay 26 times earnings for Home Depot, which is a premium to the broader market at 24 and Lowe’s at 22.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Douglass: Right. Let’s talk briefly about, we’ve talked about the home sector as this big thing. Let’s break that down a little bit, what the kind of general different ways of thinking about an approach in the home sector are. Obviously, you’ve got your direct homebuilders. We’ll get more into specifics on all these after the break. You’ve got your home builders, the folks who actually build homes. You’ve also got the Home Depots (NYSE:HD) and Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) of the world, who are good about the home maintenance and things like that. That’s been another big part. Then you also have …

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stokes Capital Advisors LLC cut its stake in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) by 4.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 22,377 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after selling 1,090 shares during the period. Lowe’s Companies accounts for approximately 1.6% of Stokes Capital Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 20th largest position. Stokes Capital Advisors LLC’s holdings in Lowe’s Companies were worth $2,569,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    In this Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill and senior Motley Fool analysts David Kretzmann, Jason Moser, and Aaron Bush review the week in business news, and while there were some interesting (and share-price moving) earnings reports, the lead news in retail completely overshadowed the quarterly release from the company in question: word that home improvement major Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) had lured away J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) boss Marvin Ellison to be its new CEO. The Fools consider just how big a deal that is for the company, and what other catalysts are likely to move the needle for it.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Marvin Ellison hasn’t had many opportunities to report good news to Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) investors since he took over the CEO spot last year. The former Home Depot (NYSE:HD) executive announced a reduced sales outlook in each of his first two quarters at the helm, in fact, while noting that execution problems were hurting the chain’s sales and profit trends through most of 2018.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Investors shrugged off strong operating and financial results from Home Depot (NYSE:HD) last year to push the stock lower. It wasn’t that the retailing chain lost ground to rivals like Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW). On the contrary, it expanded its lead against its peer in just about every important business metric. Instead, fears of an impending slowdown in the housing industry have Wall Street worried about the near future for both companies.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Western Asset Bond Fund(WEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday following a dividend announcement from the company. The stock traded as low as $12.63 and last traded at $12.63, with a volume of 12970 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $12.63.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Arc Wireless Solutions Inc.(ARCW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Watts Water Technologies (NYSE: WTS) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The technology company reported ($0.12) earnings per share for the quarter, MarketWatch Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $20.91 million during the quarter. ARC Group WorldWide had a negative return on equity of 30.03% and a negative net margin of 13.64%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive 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 closest to one being the most favorable. ARC Group WorldWide earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.8235732272447 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CIRCOR International (NYSE: CIR) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barnes Group (NYSE: B) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Rice Midstream Partners LP(RMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) and Rice Midstream Partners (NYSE:RMP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TC PIPELINES LP Common Stock (NYSE: TRP) and Rice Midstream Partners (NYSE:RMP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Archrock (NYSE: RMP) and Rice Midstream Partners (NYSE:RMP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019

If you’re able to buy shares of a small growth stock — say, a company with a market capitalization of less than $20 billion — before the rest of the market catches on to the story, it can be a life-changing investment. 

Consider, for instance, the 1997 investment that Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner made in — at the time — a tiny company called Amazon. With a split-adjusted purchase price of just $3.19, a simple $10,000 investment back then is now worth $4.5 million.

But what is a growth stock? There’s no hard-and-fast definition. Perhaps it’s best to define this type of investing in the context of a few other types of investing.

Growth stocks: Stocks you buy because you believe the stock’s price could increase substantially — usually an uncapped amount with enormous upside potential. Revenue often increases dramatically. This tends to be a high-risk/high-reward type of investing.  Income stocks: Stocks you buy because you want to receive regular dividends. Revenue growth need not be much higher than inflation. These companies tend to be larger and more stable and offer a lower-risk/lower-reward profile. Value stocks: Stocks you buy because — like growth stocks — you believe the stock’s price will go up. Unlike growth stocks, however, this is because you believe the stock to be currently undervalued.

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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: ON Semiconductor Corporation(ON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    ON Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: ON) saw two less than aggressively positive analyst calls on Tuesday. It was started as Sector Weight at KeyBanc Capital Markets, but Raymond James lowered its rating to Market Perform from Outperform. The stock closed up 0.3% at $19.10 on Monday, in a 52-week range of $17.60 to $27.10. The consensus analyst target is $27.34. The shares were down 3.7% Tuesday morning to $18.38.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on ON shares. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of ON Semiconductor in a research note on Wednesday, January 9th. Citigroup dropped their price objective on ON Semiconductor from $28.00 to $21.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 30th. Nomura dropped their price objective on ON Semiconductor from $30.00 to $23.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 30th. Craig Hallum reissued a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective (down previously from $31.00) on shares of ON Semiconductor in a research note on Tuesday, October 30th. Finally, ValuEngine raised ON Semiconductor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. ON Semiconductor presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.42.

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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sibanye Gold Limited(SBGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sibanye Gold Ltd (NYSE:SBGL) shares gapped down prior to trading on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $2.52, but opened at $2.45. Sibanye Gold shares last traded at $2.38, with a volume of 3561732 shares changing hands.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Roughly one month later, Wheaton announced that it had inked a $500 million streaming deal with Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE:SBGL) to acquire gold and palladium streams from the miner’s Stillwater and East Boulder mines. Wheaton will receive 100% of gold production for the life of the Stillwater mine (gold is the byproduct metal) and 4.5% of the palladium until certain production targets are met, at which point its share will drop to 2.25% and, eventually, 1%. Wheaton will pay 18% of the spot price for gold and palladium until certain financial targets are met, and 22% thereafter. This stream is already active.   

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Lowe’s Companies Inc.(LOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Sales at existing locations jumped 7% last year, which trounced Target’s 1% uptick but also far outpaced the growth of its industry rival, Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW). Home Depot’s profitability is well ahead of peers both inside and outside of the industry, too. Its operating margin is nearly 15% of sales, compared to 9% for Lowe’s and 6% for Target.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. raised its position in shares of Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) by 6.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 55,367 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,221 shares during the period. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc.’s holdings in Lowe’s were worth $4,858,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from Motley Fool Money, host Chris Hill and analysts David Kretzmann, Jason Moser, and Aaron Bush discuss the big news in the retail industry: J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) CEO Marvin Ellison will be leaving the world of department stores for the land of home improvement, taking the CEO position at Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW). The market loves this move for the company, and the guys consider why. They also look at the broader outlook for Lowe’s, and the tailwinds likely to propel it from here.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $16.50 billion.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $1.48 billion.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $17.63 billion.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $957.49 million.
    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $3.40 billion.
    Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.9 per share on revenue of $210.70 million.
    Qiwi plc (NASDAQ: QIWI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.25 per share on revenue of $60.19 million.
    iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $34.87 million.

     

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wall Street analysts forecast that Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) will report sales of $17.38 billion for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Eleven analysts have made estimates for Lowe’s Companies’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $17.16 billion to $17.55 billion. Lowe’s Companies reported sales of $16.77 billion during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 3.6%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, November 20th.

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    Stocks to Watch Today: WTW, CHK, BBY
    Shares of Weight Watchers International Inc. (NASDAQ: WTW) cratered more than 30% after the company fell well short of earnings expectations after the bell and issued worse-than-expected 2019 guidance. The firm reported adjusted earnings of $0.46, a figure that missed expectations by $0.14. The firm also issued weak forward guidance. After yesterday’s slump, Oprah Winfrey’s stake in the company plunged by a whopping $48 million. Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) popped 10.2% after the natural gas producer reported earnings before the bell. Higher natural gas prices in the fourth quarter helped bolster the firm’s bottom line. Total natural gas sales jumped 37% in Q4 to $3.07 billion, well above analysts’ expectations of $2.28 billion. That strong natural gas revenue helped the firm report adjusted EPS of $0.49, which was a 49% jump year over year. Shares of Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) popped 10% after the electronics retailer topped Wall Street earnings expectations before the bell. The firm’s profit of $2.72 topped consensus expectations by $0.15 per share. The firm cited stronger-than-expected same-store sales, hiked its dividend from $0.45 to $0.50, and issued a positive 2019 outlook. Today, look for more earnings reports from Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA), Box Inc. (NYSE: BOX), Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB), Dean Foods Co. (NYSE: DF), Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT), HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ), L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB), Lowe’s Co. Inc. (NYSE: LOW), Office Depot Inc. (NYSE: ODP), and Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ).

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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: EnSync, Inc.(ESNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    After looking at last week’s top penny stocks, we’ll show you this top penny stock…

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: SKYS) Utilities $1.19 111.74%
    Zosano Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: ZSAN) Healthcare $4.54 106.36%
    Achieve Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHV) Healthcare $3.30 89.66%
    EnSync Inc. (NYSE: ESNC) Industrial Goods $0.13 85.00%
    Riot Blockchain Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) Healthcare $3.95 74.78%
    Ideanomics Inc. (NASDAQ: IDEX) Technologies $1.97 71.30%
    Eco-Stim Energy Solutions Inc. (OTCMKTS: ESES) Basic Materials $0.27 54.65%
    Pier 1 Imports Inc. (NYSE: PIR) Services $1.31 47.91%
    Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) Services $0.74 42.29%
    China Internet NationWide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) Financial $1.28 42.24%

    As you can see, knowing where to look for the top penny stocks could reward you with double-digit, or even triple-digit, returns in mere days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Trading Center: Watching the Levels for Molecular Templates, Inc. (:MTEM): Move of 0.02 Since the Open (stocknewscaller.com) Molecular Templates (MTEM) Announces Clinical Data at 2018 ASCO Meeting (streetinsider.com) Gallbladder Cancer Treatment Sales Market Size by Players, Regions, Type, Application and Forecast to 2025 (exclusivereportage.com) ATR in spotlight EnSync, Inc. (NYSE:ESNC), CDTi Advanced Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDTI), Molecular Templates, Inc … (stocksnewspoint.com)

    MTEM has been the subject of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Molecular Templates from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Molecular Templates from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.20.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ZBB Energy (NYSEAMERICAN:ESNC) has been given a $2.00 price target by research analysts at HC Wainwright in a report released on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the technology company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s target price suggests a potential upside of 471.43% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EnSync (NYSEAMERICAN:ESNC) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, September 25th. Analysts expect EnSync to post earnings of ($0.05) per share for the quarter.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cerus Corporation(CERS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS), a biomedical products company, are on the move following a healthy first-quarter earnings report. Strong demand for its platelet kits encouraged the company to boost forward guidance. Investors liked what they heard and pushed the stock 16.5% higher as of 12:47 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cantor Fitzgerald reissued their buy rating on shares of Cerus (NASDAQ:CERS) in a report released on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a $9.00 target price on the biotechnology company’s stock.

  • [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.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Success can be defined as small wins that accumulate over time. That definition helps to put the slow-and-steady progress made by US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) in the first quarter of 2018 into perspective. Revenue and profits grew for both of the environmental services leader’s segments compared to the prior-year period, which resulted in another solid quarter.

While few numbers jumped off the page at investors poring over the latest operational update, that can be considered a good thing, especially as volatility returns to the broader stock market. Management acknowledged the business’ continued progress by simply reaffirming full-year 2018 guidance. That said, it wasn’t a total snoozefest, as US Ecology reported a sizable increase in operating cash flow. Here’s why, and other things shareholders should know about the most recent quarter.

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Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lowe’s Companies Inc.(LOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

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    Two case studies in dividend growth investing: 1. Lowes (NYSE:LOW)

    To illustrate the power of dividend growth stocks, we’ll take a closer look at a home improvement giant Lowes, which has an impressive dividend history. The company, which has paid dividends since it came public in 1961, has earned the title of Dividend King after having raised its payout for 54 consecutive years. That steadily growing dividend has helped Lowes vastly outperform the S&P 500. Over the last decade alone, Lowes produced a total return of more than 315% while the S&P 500’s total return has been just over 135%.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    While many other big-box chains have been forced to close stores due to the “retail apocalypse,” Home Depot avoided that by simply refusing to open new locations: The company’s store count has essentially been flat over the past decade. Instead, it invested in improving its locations, its technology, and its e-commerce platform, and it has been returning capital to shareholders — its dividend has more than quadrupled in that period. As a result, the stock has crushed rival Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW), more than doubling its returns over the past 10 years, and beating it during virtually any time frame of that decade you could pick. 

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, two retailers surprised observers with the strength of their sales gains. Sales at Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) rebounded from a cold spring, and Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) reported a record traffic increase in its stores.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    This week brings a string of retail results with reports from Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) on Wednesday morning and Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) after market close on Thursday. Next week, big-box retailer Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) and home improvement retailer Lowe’s Inc. (NYSE: LOW) both report before market open on Wednesday, May 23. For a look at what else is going on across markets, check out today’s market update if you have time.

  • [By Keith Noonan, Rich Smith, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Its pricing power, for one, is evident in its market-thumping gross profit margin. The chain aims for what management calls “product authority” rather than just low prices, and this approach helped it earn close to 15% operating margin over the past year. Its customer loyalty also looks rock solid when you consider how it routinely trounces rival Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) in sales growth. Finally, Home Depot’s 42% return on invested capital, a favorite Buffett metric, is far higher than that of Lowe’s and among the best on the entire market.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Granite Construction Incorporated(GVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale bought a new position in shares of Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm bought 2,570 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $137,000.

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    Granite Construction (GVA) : “No, I’d rather see you in Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) .”

    XPO Logistics (XPO) : “This stock just won’t come down. “

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd grew its position in Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA) by 103.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 129,545 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 65,806 shares during the quarter. Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd owned about 0.32% of Granite Construction worth $7,210,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ChannelAdvisor Corporation(ECOM )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    ChannelAdvisor Corp (NYSE:ECOM) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the eleven research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $15.86.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rhumbline Advisers raised its stake in ChannelAdvisor Corp (NYSE:ECOM) by 40.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 32,176 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 9,262 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in ChannelAdvisor were worth $452,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Bunge Limited(BG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Bunge Ltd. (NYSE: BG) has often been considered a global proxy for the price and trade issues around soybeans. Its shares were actually down 14 cents at $67.85 late Thursday morning (after opening up at $68.10). The 52-week range is $63.87 to $83.20, and the consensus target price is $86.70. That consensus target seems quite generous considering the major price slide that has been seen since February.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in shares of Bunge Ltd (NYSE:BG) by 254.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 42,309 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 30,357 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Bunge were worth $2,949,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Burren Capital Advisors LtdMonsanto Co (MON) – 77,300 shares, 36.53% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 26.41%NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) – 49,500 shares, 23.46% of the total portfolio. New PositionDell-VMWare Tracking Stock (DVMT) – 57,930 shares, 17.17% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 5.52%Time Warner Inc (TWX) – 30,800 shares, 11.8% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.77%Bunge Ltd (BG) – 25,050 shares, 7.5% of

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fiera Capital Corp purchased a new position in shares of Bunge Ltd (NYSE:BG) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 44,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,067,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bunge (NYSE:BG)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reissued by analysts at BMO Capital Markets in a report issued on Friday, The Fly reports.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Access National Corporation(ANCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Community First Bancshares (NASDAQ:CFBI) and Access National (NASDAQ:ANCX) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Access National Co. (NASDAQ:ANCX) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eight ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Access National (NASDAQ:ANCX) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Access National earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8387083470339 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sealed Air Corporation(SEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) has been given a $52.00 target price by investment analysts at UBS in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, www.stocktargetadvisor.com reports. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the industrial products company’s stock. UBS’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 13.99% from the stock’s current price.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sealed Air Corp (NYSE:SEE) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $50.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing 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. Sealed Air earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.2252752608154 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Seeing Machines Limited (LON:SEE) rose 17.3% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as GBX 9.70 ($0.13) and last traded at GBX 9.15 ($0.12). Approximately 28,492,209 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 461% from the average daily volume of 5,080,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 7.80 ($0.10).

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now

Marcus & Millichap Inc (NYSE:MMI) major shareholder Phoenix Investments Holdings L sold 3,000 shares of Marcus & Millichap stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.27, for a total transaction of $120,810.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 16,532,215 shares in the company, valued at approximately $665,752,298.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which traded down roughly 5% at $41.13. The stock’s 52-week range is $37.10 to $71.28. Volume was 3.5 million, compared with the daily average of 3 million shares.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP®, Neha Chamaria, and Matthew DiLallo]

    Granted, Dominion Energy’s payout of around 70% is at the higher end, but it shouldn’t be tough for the utility to maintain dividends given the highly regulated nature of its revenue. Of late, the market has been concerned about a couple of developments, including Dominion’s impending acquisition of SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) and its planned funding route that is now in the reworks because of regulatory changes.

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

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its stake in shares of SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) by 8.3% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 27,484 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 2,503 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in SCANA were worth $1,059,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have issued a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $43.75.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: PDF Solutions Inc.(PDFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    FlipHTML5 Page Flip PDF Turns Social Media Accounts Into Compelling Ones (digitaljournal.com) $23.10 Million in Sales Expected for PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.06 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Basware introduces a ‘Smart PDF’ invoice (itwire.com) ActivePDF Brings Redaction to Businesses, Improving Privacy, Security,… (virtual-strategy.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on PDFS shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 16th. DA Davidson cut their price target on shares of PDF Solutions to $26.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, February 16th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of PDF Solutions from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.00.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    PDF Solutions Inc  (NASDAQ:PDFS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    PDFS has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded PDF Solutions from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. BidaskClub upgraded PDF Solutions from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Finally, DA Davidson reduced their price objective on PDF Solutions to $26.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $22.00.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: ADTRAN Inc.(ADTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday . Approximately 1,051,552 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 134% from the previous session’s volume of 450,057 shares.The stock last traded at $18.60 and had previously closed at $18.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ADTRAN (NASDAQ: ADTN) and One Horizon Group (NASDAQ:OHGI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of ADTRAN (NASDAQ:ADTN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

    Several other analysts have also issued reports on ADTN. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ADTRAN from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 9th. Needham & Company LLC decreased their price target on shares of ADTRAN from $18.00 to $17.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. ValuEngine lowered shares of ADTRAN from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 17th. Northland Securities set a $24.00 price target on shares of ADTRAN and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, December 20th. Finally, MKM Partners decreased their price target on shares of ADTRAN to $17.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, December 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $17.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $19.38.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Warren Buffett’s penchant for picking great stocks for Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) portfolio makes his quarterly stock picks must-know news for every long-term investor. Luckily, Buffett is required to file a 13F report with the Securities and Exchange Commission every quarter showing what he’s been buying, and that makes following in his footsteps easier. Last quarter, his top buys were U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA). Should you buy these stocks for your portfolio, too?

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Indiana Trust & Investment Management CO acquired a new stake in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 14,613 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $731,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors bought shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) on weakness during trading on Friday. $366.36 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $39.37 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $326.99 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, U.S. Bancorp had the 21st highest net in-flow for the day. U.S. Bancorp traded down ($0.21) for the day and closed at $55.14

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

    Several other analysts also recently commented on USB. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $57.00 target price on U.S. Bancorp and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a hold rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Citigroup upgraded U.S. Bancorp from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $58.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, May 11th. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on U.S. Bancorp from $61.00 to $57.00 and set an underweight rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 19th. Finally, Vining Sparks reiterated a buy rating and set a $61.00 price target on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a research note on Friday, April 6th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. U.S. Bancorp presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $58.38.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Twin Tree Management LP trimmed its holdings in shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 89.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,301 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 20,453 shares during the period. Twin Tree Management LP’s holdings in U.S. Bancorp were worth $116,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: CRB Futures Index(CR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DA Davidson set a $111.00 price target on Crane (NYSE:CR) in a research report released on Friday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the conglomerate’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Endocyte, Inc.(ECYT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: AxoGen, Inc.(AXGN)

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    AxoGen, Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:AXGN) – Investment analysts at Leerink Swann raised their FY2019 EPS estimates for shares of AxoGen, Inc Common Stock in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, August 21st. Leerink Swann analyst R. Newitter now forecasts that the medical equipment provider will earn ($0.39) per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of ($0.41). Leerink Swann currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock.

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Lowe’s Companies Inc.(LOW)

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    Unlike rival Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW), Home Depot is done expanding its store base, and so its comparable-store sales metric, describing sales at existing locations, is the key growth figure to follow. That rate is expected to slow to about 5% in 2018 from last year’s scorching 7% result. But management may update that target on Tuesday to reflect the latest demand trends. Lowe’s current forecast calls for a more modest 3.5% comps improvement this year.

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Should You Buy Home Depot Stock After Earnings? 3 Pros, 3 Cons.

Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) disappointed investors with a rare soft earnings report on Tuesday. The company did beat on EPS by two cents. It came up very short on the revenues line, however, with $24.9 billion in sales falling $270 million short of expectations. That left Home Depot with just a 4.4% year-over-year growth rate. That wasn’t enough to please investors. HD stock is trading down modestly following its earnings report.

That may not be a fair reaction, however. As we’ll see in the pros and cons below, the earnings miss was largely driven by the weather. Bulls and bears disagree on the broader ramifications of that. Zooming out, Home Depot is the best player in its field, but its stock also fetches a premium valuation. That said, is Home Depot stock worth buying today?

HD Stock Cons

Will 2018 Miss Guidance?: HD stock bulls will say that this sales miss was weather-driven and not important. They have a valid point. But they could be wrong.

Reuters quoted an analyst who doubted that Home Depot will make up all the lost sales in future quarters: “The lower-than-expected sales could pressure Home Depot’s ability to meet its full-year targets,” Loop Capital analyst Laura Champine said. “How much of the sales they’ve missed will they get back? That’s the key.”

Indeed, given Home Depot’s steep discounting on items such as patio furniture, the company may see a more than one quarter impact on its profitability.

Largely Played Out Market: Within the United States, there’s likely not much opportunity for additional stores. For example, in the latest quarterly report, we see that Home Depot added just four net stores over the past year.

That means that growth opportunities going forward will be diminished. The company has done well internationally. It is one of Canada’s largest home improvement chains. Additionally, it has more than 100 stores (and growing) in Mexico, which should be a booming market in coming years. All that said, without much growth opportunity in the United States, expect long-term margins to decline as competitors cut prices to try to maintain market share. As a mature market, investors shouldn’t expect the same eye-popping growth that Home Depot stock previously delivered.

More Expensive Than Lowe’s: HD stock is significantly more expensive than stock in its chief rival, the Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Lowe’s stock is selling at 21x trailing PE and 14x forward PE. That matches up favorably against Home Depot stock at 25x trailing and 19x forward PE. The comparison looks even worse for Home Depot once you realize that it has a far more leveraged balance sheet than Lowe’s which should, in theory, make Home Depot more profitable.

On a revenues basis, HD stock also looks pricey. The market values HD stock at $221 billion for $100 billion in annual revenues. Whereas Lowe’s has a market cap of $72 billion against $69 billion in revenues. That means that the market is willing to pay a dollar for a dollar of Lowe’s revenue, but more than 2x that for a dollar of Home Depot revenues. Home Depot has the better brand, but is it worth that much of a premium?

HD Stock Pros

Earnings Softness Was Weather-Driven: Home Depot’s management said that unusually cold weather this spring caused the earnings miss. Due to abnormally chilly conditions across much of the U.S., folks delayed the start of their gardening and yardwork this year. That led to, predictably, serious volume declines for products such as fertilizers. Specifically, that led to the CEO stating that: “The miss in terms of garden was significant against what we planned”.

Management suggested this was merely shifted demand, not an overall loss. So far, the company sees May sales growing at a double-digit rate, making up for much of the first quarter’s shortfall. Overall, that allowed Home Depot to maintain guidance for the full year. On the whole, the bulls say that the earnings miss won’t have lingering effects for Home Depot stock.

Web-Resistant Retailer: Retail used to be a classic sector for investors. Lately though, given Amazon.com, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) monopolization of wide swaths of the retail landscape, investors have given up on shopping investments.

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Home Depot stock, however, has fared well despite the so-called retail apocalypse. There are several good reasons for that. For one, Home Depot has expanded internationally in Mexico with its huge construction market. Within the U.S., do-it-yourselfers seem to still benefit from having in-store help to guide purchases. Also, for certain projects, getting a part or tool is an immediate need, where the consumer won’t wait two days for delivery. Finally, many of Home Depot’s products are heavy or bulky, making online shipping uncompetitive with the company’s streamlined supply chain.

Huge Dividend/Buyback: HD stock treats its shareholders well. Management has been jacking up the dividend for more than a decade now. Over the past 10 years, it has averaged a 16% compounded dividend growth rate. During the past five years, as the housing market recovered, management has gotten even more generous, with a 24% dividend growth rate.

That means that while Home Depot stock yields 2% now, a buyer five years ago is now getting 5.7% on their initial investment. Don’t overlook the power of a modest starting yield that grows explosively. On top of that, Home Depot is buying back tons of stock. Since 2010, the amount of Home Depot stock outstanding has plunged from 1.8 billion shares then to just 1.15 billion today. That creates a ton of value for the remaining stockholders and supercharges returns and dividend growth.

HD Stock Verdict

Home Depot is the best-in-class retailer in its niche. It’s largely Amazon resistant, and has built a nice web presence itself. Furthermore, its international efforts, particularly in Mexico, give it further growth opportunities even with the US market tapped out.

That said, HD stock is expensive in its own terms and compared against Lowe’s. The U.S. market is unlikely to perform nearly as well as in the past, leading to falling profit margins. Home Depot is a great company, but the stock price reflects that already. As for what the stock will do for the remainder of 2018, much will come down to whether this earnings whiff was a one-off or the start of a problematic trend.

At the time of this writing, the author held no positions in any of the aforementioned securities. You can reach him on Tw