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Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is known for its steep prices and the $349 HomePod smart speaker that launched in January is no different.

But unlike Apple’s late-to-the-game entries into smartwatches and streaming devices, its Homepod offering isn’t making the splash the company hoped. The tech giant has been forced to cut its sales forecasts and scale back some orders with one of its HomePod manufacturers, according to reports from Bloomberg.

If these lackluster sales continue, the company will have trouble keeping up with other tech players in the smart home market.

The Apple HomePod is by far the most expensive home speaker on the market. Image source: Apple.

Where does the HomePod rank in the market so far? 

The HomePod claims just 4% of the smart speaker market, down from a high of 10% right after it launched in January, according to data from Slice Intelligence. 

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: LG Display Co., Ltd.(LPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), Apple wanted to tap LG Display (NYSE:LPL) as a second source for OLED displays for the company’s next-generation smartphones, but LG Display seems to be running into issues. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of LG Display (NYSE:LPL) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    If you’re looking to invest in an individual company to get exposure to the display panel industry, two names that might have appeared on your radar are Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED) and LG Display (NYSE:LPL). Although both of these companies will get you that exposure, their business models are radically different.

  • [By ]

    LG Display (NYSE: LPL) is a leader in computer and television monitors with 36% of the global market in computer monitors, 29% of the TV display market, 21% of the notebook computer market and 28% of the market for tablet display.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: MB Financial Inc.(MBFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
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    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the ten analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $48.46.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eleven analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $46.86.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    MB Financial (NASDAQ: MBFI) and Nicolet Bankshares (NASDAQ:NCBS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Paychex Inc.(PAYX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc. WI trimmed its holdings in shares of Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 2.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 203,575 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 6,098 shares during the quarter. Paychex accounts for approximately 1.9% of Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc. WI’s portfolio, making the stock its 24th biggest position. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc. WI’s holdings in Paychex were worth $12,538,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    The price of Brent crude oil pushed above $85 per barrel yesterday, its highest level in four years. Analysts are projecting that oil could easily hit $100 per barrel in the next few weeks, as OPEC and Russia continue to focus on pushing prices higher. The recent price rally has been driven by the Trump administration’s Nov. 4 deadline for nations to stop purchasing crude from Iran. Gold prices are sitting under $1,200, one week after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the third time this year. However, Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth has predicted a big bounce for gold prices in the coming months. Just how high will gold bounce thanks to the ongoing geopolitical problems around the globe? Find out right here.
    Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, PEP, TSLA
    Shares of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) are in focus after the company announced it will raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour. The change will take place on Nov. 1. The wage change will affect 250,000 employees. Pepsico Inc. (NYSE: PEP) leads a busy day of earnings reports. The beverage company topped Wall Street expectations with an EPS of $1.59 on top of $16.49 billion in revenue. Those numbers beat consensus forecasts of $1.56 on $16.38 billion in revenue. CEO Indra Nooyi is stepping down this week, but she will remain the chair of the board. Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced it produced 83,500 vehicles in the third quarter. The stock has been on a whirlwind in recent days. On Monday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced it had settled a case with CEO Elon Musk over his misleading tweets about taking the company private. Musk and Tesla will pay $20 million each, and M

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) had its target price boosted by Citigroup from $67.00 to $73.00 in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm currently has a “neutral” rating on the business services provider’s stock. Citigroup’s target price indicates a potential downside of 2.38% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) insider Stephanie L. Schaeffer sold 34,251 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.98, for a total value of $2,396,884.98. Following the sale, the insider now owns 43,552 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,047,768.96. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallOctober 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By ]

    Paychex (Nasdaq: PAYX) is set to do well as the gig economy grows and more small businesses need its outsourced payroll solutions. The company continues to expand into other services including record-keeping for retirement plans, human resources, and health benefits.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Pacific Gas & Electric Co.(PCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) which traded down about 13% at $44.43. The stock’s 52-week range is $41.61 to $71.57. Volume was 52 million versus the daily average of 6 million shares.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    This past week, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, California gas and electric utility PG&E (NYSE:PCG) became the latest brand-name company to declare bankruptcy and join this dubious list. Of course, PG&E’s bankruptcy, which was coerced by its potential liabilities tied to the Camp Fire in 2018 and more than a dozen other Northern California fires in 2017, will be anything but straightforward. The proceedings, ultimate resolution, and presumed reemergence from bankruptcy could take years, with the costs to the company, its consumers, and ancillary industries being almost mind-numbing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    An issue of PG&E Co. (NYSE:PCG) debt rose 2.4% against its face value during trading on Tuesday. The debt issue has a 6.05% coupon and is set to mature on March 1, 2034. The debt is now trading at $93.48 and was trading at $88.63 last week. Price moves in a company’s debt in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) has spent most of the last five weeks consolidating into a tight range, but it looks to have finally broken out on April 5. Since then the stock is up about 7 percent, and despite Friday's weakness VantagePoint's indicators are pointing to that bullish trend remaining intact. 

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (PSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PrairieSky Royalty (TSE:PSK)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as C$28.50 and last traded at C$28.40, with a volume of 395241 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at C$28.32.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (NYSEARCA:PSK) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, September 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 5th will be given a dividend of 0.20 per share on Monday, September 10th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 4th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 7th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 4th were given a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.76%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 1st.

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    About SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LPL Financial LLC decreased its position in shares of SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (NYSEARCA:PSK) by 23.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 138,573 shares of the company’s stock after selling 41,937 shares during the quarter. LPL Financial LLC’s holdings in SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF were worth $6,021,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PrairieSky Royalty Ltd (TSE:PSK) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve brokerages that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$32.99.

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now

Whether they admit it or not, everyone needs to de-stress and recharge occasionally.

For CEOs and other high-level executives, that can mean spending a few days at a retreat that caters to their physical, mental and emotional well-being.

The getaways range from the seriously luxurious to the rugged and soul-baring. And in many cases, an executive’s company may foot the bill.

Getting a full work-up, workout or both

For CEOs, an annual getaway may even be included in their contract.

“These senior leaders are looked at as assets, so you want to make sure that asset is healthy,” said Dr. Richard Carmona, a former U.S. surgeon general who is now the chief of health innovation at Canyon Ranch.

Canyon Ranch offers a four-day executive health program at its branches in Lenox, Massachusetts, and Tucson, Arizona.

The program offers an integrative health experience, including a battery of medical tests and consultations with doctors along with other physical or mental health specialists —- from exercise physiologists and nutritionists to psychologists and bodywork therapists.

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: LG Display Co., Ltd.(LPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    If you’re looking to invest in an individual company to get exposure to the display panel industry, two names that might have appeared on your radar are Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED) and LG Display (NYSE:LPL). Although both of these companies will get you that exposure, their business models are radically different.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on LG Display (LPL)

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    The same sources noted that if Apple ultimately opts to launch more than three iPhone models in 2019, it may be forced to continue using LCD displays in at least one model because of manufacturing bottlenecks. But assuming Apple moves forward with its OLED-centric plans, it’s likely it will continue sourcing OLED panels from Samsung Display — which currently serves as Apple’s sole OLED display provider — while enlisting LG Display (NYSE:LPL) as a secondary supplier.

  • [By Danny Vena, Anders Bylund, and Nicholas Rossolillo]

    With a multitude of midsized businesses in the investing universe to choose from, we asked three Motley Fool investors to choose mid-cap stocks they believe have the best immediate prospects. Read on to find out why they chose LG Display (NYSE:LPL), Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED), and The Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD).

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Jagged Peak Energy Inc. (JAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Jagged Peak Energy (JAG)

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    JAGGED PEAK ENERGY INC. (NYSE:JAG) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 11, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Jagged Peak Energy (NYSE:JAG) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday morning.

    A number of other brokerages have also issued reports on JAG. BMO Capital Markets set a $16.00 price objective on Jagged Peak Energy and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Sunday, August 12th. Credit Suisse Group increased their price objective on Jagged Peak Energy from $15.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Jefferies Financial Group set a $13.00 price objective on Jagged Peak Energy and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, July 18th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on Jagged Peak Energy from $18.00 to $19.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price objective on Jagged Peak Energy from $17.00 to $15.00 and set an overweight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $16.17.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (UHS)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet cut shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research note published on Friday morning.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

     An aging baby boomer population is set to boost results at HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) and Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for years to come. But is it better to own physical assets, like real estate investment trust HCP, or run them, like health facility operator Universal? In the end, these two companies are very similar but also differ in many ways. Here’s what you need to know to pick the one that’s right for you.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) by 130.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 53,657 shares of the health services provider’s stock after buying an additional 30,365 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. owned approximately 0.06% of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B worth $6,353,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp lifted its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) by 4.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 34,800 shares of the health services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,400 shares during the quarter. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s holdings in Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B were worth $3,878,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Energy Fuels Inc(UUUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Monday . 1,091,365 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 300% from the previous session’s volume of 272,846 shares.The stock last traded at $2.09 and had previously closed at $2.04.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,265,513 shares, an increase of 19.6% from the May 31st total of 1,893,582 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 589,166 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.8 days. Approximately 3.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Old West Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm purchased 578,496 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,003,000.

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sunoco Logistics Partners LP(SXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

Best Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019

December 4, 2017: Markets opened higher Monday but weakness in tech stocks sank the Nasdaq early. The U.S. Senate’s passage of the tax bill certainly buoyed traders’ spirits. The tech and real estate sectors were the day’s poorest performers while telecom and financials soared. WTI crude oil for January delivery settled at $57.47 a barrel, down 1.5% for the day. February gold dropped 0.4% on the day to settle at $1,277.70. Equities were headed for a lower close shortly before the bell as the DJIA traded up 34% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.08%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded down 1.09%.

The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) which traded up 5.22% at $110.74. The stock’s 52-week range is $96.20 to $116.10. Volume was more than 50% higher than the daily average of around 8 million shares. The company is said to have resumed talks to acquire some of Fox’s media assets.

Best Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: Shire plc(SHPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Unfortunately for investors, June’s discovery wasn’t exciting enough for Sangamo partners Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) and Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG). In 2015, Biogen announced a delay to its beta-thalassemia and sickle-cell disease treatment program with Sangamo. And then Shire, a Sangamo collaboration partner since 2012, walked away from Sangamo’s hemophilia program.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The company already collects royalties from AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) on Movantik, a drug that helps patients with cancer pain who suffer from opiate-related constipation, and from Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG) on the hepatitis A drug Adynovate. In Q1 2018, Nektar Therapeutics’ royalty revenue grew to $11.1 million from $7.2 million; its total revenue, including product sales and licensing revenue, improved to $38 million from $25 million last year.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. (NASDAQOTH:TKPYY) announced late last month its interest in making an offer to acquire Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG), and according to Shire, Takeda has followed through with three separate bids. So far, Shire’s board of directors has rejected the offers as inadequate, but that doesn’t mean another offer won’t convince them otherwise. It’s unclear if Takeda will make yet another bid, or when it might do so. But even if it doesn’t, a deal could still be struck.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Two other biotech stocks also turned in great performances this week — Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) and Vital Therapies (NASDAQ:VTL). But are Allena, Shire, and Vital Therapies smart picks for investors after this week’s big gains?

  • [By ]

    Allergan’s (NYSE: AGN) recent decision to back out of a bidding war for Shire (Nasdaq: SHPG) gives me new confidence in the company. While the acquisition could have given Allergan a diversified rare-disease portfolio of drugs, it would have meant a debt-binging acquisition and I’m always hesitant around the ‘winner’ of bidding wars.

Best Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C.(BKEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) and Blueknight Energy Partners (NASDAQ:BKEP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Blueknight Energy Partners LP Common Stock (NASDAQ:BKEP) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blueknight Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:BKEP) hit a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $2.30 and last traded at $2.37, with a volume of 12716 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $2.35.

Best Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: LG Display Co., Ltd.(LPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Korean screen builder LG Display (NYSE:LPL) is having a rough year. Share prices have plunged 34% lower in 2018 and LG Display missed Wall Street’s earnings targets in each of its last four financial reports.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of LG Display (NYSE:LPL) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Apple has been working to bring LG Display (NYSE:LPL) onboard as a second supplier, but the latter company has been hitting roadblocks in terms of manufacturing capacity and quality requirements. However, it sounds like LG is making progress.

  • [By Danny Vena, Anders Bylund, and Nicholas Rossolillo]

    With a multitude of midsized businesses in the investing universe to choose from, we asked three Motley Fool investors to choose mid-cap stocks they believe have the best immediate prospects. Read on to find out why they chose LG Display (NYSE:LPL), Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED), and The Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD).

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    According to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, audio chip supplier Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ:CRUS) fell 10.2% lower in April including a 7% dip in three days as analysts pondered the future of Apple’s iPhone plans. Screen builder LG Display (NYSE:LPL) saw a 10.7% month-long dip, and memory chip giant Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) took an 11.8% haircut last month. For Apple’s own part, its share prices fell 7% in three days but recovered to post a 1.5% total dip for the month — slightly stronger than the broader market’s 2.6% decline.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018

In our Q4 Outlook report released last week, we highlighted the fact that while valuations for equities were high, there is case to be made that relative to alternatives, equities were attractively valued. The TINA (There Is No Alternative) argument, as it’s called, suggests that even with equities trading at rich valuations, they are attractive compared to yields on fixed income securities which are at or near historic lows. The fact that more than 60% of the stocks in the S&P 500 pay a higher dividend yield than the 10-Year US Treasury illustrates one example of this idea.

The problem with the so-called TINA argument is that when interest rates rise as they have this week, the alternatives can quickly start to look a lot less attractive. A case in point is the Utilities sector. Over the last several days, as the long end of the curve has steepened, high-yielding stocks like Utilities have been under steady selling pressure, and as of yesterday’s close the sector finished in the red for the tenth straight trading day.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.(FRGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) shares dropped 24 percent to $19.83. Fiesta Restaurant posted in-line Q4 earnings, but sales missed estimates. The company also disclosed that it has suspended its sale exploration process and appointed a new CEO. Raymond James downgraded Fiesta Restaurant from Outperform to Market Perform.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Del Taco Restaurants now outperforming Mexican restaurant stock peers such as mid cap Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG) and small caps El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO), Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY) have mostly been drifting lower lately:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Chipotle Mexican Grills shares back to breakeven while of the small caps peers, El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO) has had the worst performance, Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) is off its 2015s peak and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY) has been a mixed performer:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Clayton Williams Energy, Inc.(CWEI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Noble Energy (NBL) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after purchasing Clayton Williams Energy (CWEI) for $2.7 billion.

    Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

    Noble Energygained 7.1% to $40.05, while the S&P 500 fell 0.3% to2,267.89.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Company Name

    Share PriceYTDMarket CapClayton Williams Energy Inc. (NYSE: CWEI)$138.8216.4%2.4BDiamondback Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: FANG)$106.365.42%$9.38BWestern Gas Partners LP (NYSE: WES)$65.6411.71%$9.67BTesoro Logistics LP (NYSE: TLLP)$59.3416.79%$6.25BResolute Energy Corp. (NYSE: REN)$46.0811.87%$931.13MAntero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: AM)$34.9813.28%$6.4BExterran Corp. (NYSE: EXTN)$33.9942.22%$1.19BDominion Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: DM)$32.9011.34%$2.6BNextEra Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NEP)$31.1922.12%$1.68BArchrock Inc. (NYSE: AROC)$16.0021.21%$1.12B

    While some of these stocks have performed well, we arent recommending this list of natural gas stocks. Thats because we arent interested in stocks that have already peaked at Money Morning; were interested in the next big winner. And we have one that could surge in 2017

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: LG Display Co., Ltd.(LPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) has taken off even higher and LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have given a similar performance:

  • [By Anders Bylund, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    According to comments by Universal Display CEO Steve Abramson, Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) is pouring $9 billion into building OLED production facilities this year. LG Display (NYSE:LPL) expects more than half of its 2020 revenues to come from OLED panels. The OLED TV market is expected to grow sixfold in the next four years, and the lighting panel market is only just getting started.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Chimerix, Inc.(CMRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    The lead product candidate from Chimerix (CMRX) is brincidofovir (CMX001), a nucleotide analog.

    The drug is in Phase III clinical trials for the prevention of cytomegalovirus (CMV) in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients and in kidney transplant recipients, as well as to treat adenovirus infection in allogeneic HCT patients.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: NextEra Energy, Inc.(NEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Elizabeth Loring]

    Yesterday, Northern Vertex Mining Corp. (TSX.V: NEE) announced the closing of a tranche of its non-brokered private placement as previously announced on May 26, 2017, raising gross proceeds to the Company of $2,783,300. Additionally, Northern Vertex announced that it received $1,134,000 from the exercise of certain warrants, which were due to expire between July 3 and 11, 2017. The company intends to use the net proceeds of the Private Placement for the continued development and construction of its Moss Mine Gold/Silver Project located in Mohave County, Arizona.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    SunPower signed a 125 MW supply agreement with NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) to provide its P-Series modules to the developer between June and October of this year. There wasn’t any disclosure about whether the deal included the Oasis tracking system or any design services, but even if it’s just a panel supply agreement, it would be a positive sign.

  • [By Neha Chamaria, Rich Smith, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    So when we asked some of our contributors to name such “boring” dividend stocks that they vouch for and believe are great picks for income investors, they came up with three really interesting names from two different industries for you to consider: Toronto Dominion Bank(NYSE:TD),H&R Block(NYSE:HRB), and NextEra Energy, Inc.(NYSE:NEE).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Clinton 15 stock basket (DBUSCLNT): UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Humana (HUM), McKesson (MCK), Aecom (ACM), Quanta Services (PWR), ExxonMobil (XOM), Alcoa (AA), NextEra Energy (NEE), Cree (CREE), First Solar (FSLR), Facebook (FB), Netflix (NFLX), Prudential Financial (PRU), Citigroup (C), Union Pacific (UNP).

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related TRST Earnings Scheduled For October 21, 2016 Major Accounting Changes Are Coming To The Financial Industry
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    Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.33 billion.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $26.46 billion.
    Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.60 per share on revenue of $9.32 billion.
    Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE: IPG) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $1.76 billion.
    Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $7.02 billion.
    SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $2.21 billion.
    ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $4.68 billion.
    Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $593.82 million.
    Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $2.74 billion.
    WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.44 per share on revenue of $721.89 million.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: American Capital, Ltd.(ACAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACAS) shares rose 5.63 percent to $16.50 in the pre-market trading session as Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC) reported the purchase of American Capital at $3.4 billion in cash and stock.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Grow Solutions Holdings, Inc. (GRSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Grow Solutions Holdings Inc (OTC: GRSO) acquired Keys Organic and Hydroponic Supply.

    "What we are starting to see here is aggregation in the highly-fragmented hydroponic and grow supply industry. Most of these stores, including Keys Organic and Hydroponic Supply, are typically local or regional — This results in a very fragmented market."
    "We saw this [aggregation] happen with grocery stores, the finance industry, auto dealerships — Bigger names come in. So, instead of Bob's Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) Dealership or Fred'sGeneral Motors Company (NYSE: GM) outlet, you'll get companies likeAutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) come in, put them under a single brand, consolidate HR and other expenses to develop economies of scale and really help additional bottom line."
    “Another way to look at it is, there's coffee shops all around the world, but there's also Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), which started locally […] and developed really organically. But, they could just buy the local coffee shop, redesign it to the Starbucks brand, put their name on it… Now they have the distribution network, the backing of Starbucks, Starbucks will take care of their HR, their payroll — It's a more synergistic approach and a really value-add if they can consolidate any level of scale.”

    Elev8 Brands Inc (OTC: VATE) acquired O2 Breathe, LLC, a company supplying portable oxygen bars and aromatherapy inhalers.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: EQT Midstream Partners, LP(EQM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Not only does Jana consider the deal price overvalued, but it looks to redirect EQT’s focus to a breakup of pipeline operations to transform the core company into an exploration & production firm. The pipelines already trade publicly under EQT Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: EQM) and EQT GP Holdings LP (NYSE: EQGP).

  • [By WWW.INVESTOPEDIA.COM]

    Companies in the oil storage business can take advantage of what is known as contango, which is when forward prices are higher than current prices, allowing the purchase of cheap oil to be stored and sold at a later date while securing income using derivatives. Five companies that appear to be in a good position to take advantage of reduced oil storage capacity are Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP), Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EDP), Spectra Energy Partners (NYSE: SEP), Buckeye Partners (NYSE: BPL) and EQT Midstream Partners (NYSE: EQM).

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: LCA-Vision Inc.(LCAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Medical Practitioners: This industry jumped 2.82% by 10:15 am. The top performer in this industry was LCA-Vision (NASDAQ: LCAV), which rose 2.9%. LCA-Vision’s trailing-twelve-month revenue is $91.12 million.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Barnes & Noble, Inc.(BKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    The six companies that met the criterion are:

    Oshkosh Corp (NYSE: OSK). Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX). SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN). Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE: SU). Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD). Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS).
    Oshkosh

    Oshkosh is a manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies and is based in Wisconsin. The company operates under four business segments, namely access equipment, defense, fire and emergency, and commercial.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) posted its highest-ever stock price at above $45 a share in March of 2006. By March of 2011 it had dropped below $9 a share, and it posted a new all-time low of $7.25 in February of last year.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) NOOK e-reader sales have been slaughtered recently as the company falls hopelessly behind Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) due to the success of its Kindle. Barnes & Noble appears to have launched an effort to correct that with a new $50 version of the Nook.

Top Value Stocks To Buy Right Now

While General Electric (GE) is a jumbled mess, the company does have three key operating divisions that are actually experiencing profitable growth. General Electric has clouded the fact that the company has three separate profitable growth stories; Aviation, Healthcare, and Renewable Energy. Wall Street would value these three divisions much higher if they weren’t tied to the rest of General Electric. Management’s challenge is to communicate to Wall Street the company’s growth potential.

The message Wall Street is getting from General Electric is that it is adrift with shrinking revenues, and that its best alternative to drive shareholder value is cost cutting. Just today the Power division announced it is laying off 12,000 employees to save $1 billion per year. The recent negative price action in the stock is being driven by three main factors. First and foremost Wall Street placed a lot of hope in the new management team led by John Flannery and rather than starting with action he started with a strategic review. Second, the company threw in the kitchen sink and lowered forward guidance. And the final straw came on November 13 when General Electric announced it is cutting its dividend by 50%.

Top Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Eagle Bancorp, Inc.(EGBN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGBN) and BankUnited (NYSE: BKU).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Eagle Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: EGBN) dropped 28% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $47.65 after closing at $66.15 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $69.80. Volume of around 3.6 million was more than three times the daily average. The bank holding company had no specific news Friday.

Top Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Avnet, Inc.(AVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) reached a deal with Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) enabling it to buy the latter's Technology Solutions business. The transaction comprises cash component of $2.4 billion and 2.785 million shares of Tech Data resulting in a total value of about $2.6 billion.

Top Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: LG Display Co., Ltd.(LPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    According to comments by Universal Display CEO Steve Abramson, Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) is pouring $9 billion into building OLED production facilities this year. LG Display (NYSE:LPL) expects more than half of its 2020 revenues to come from OLED panels. The OLED TV market is expected to grow sixfold in the next four years, and the lighting panel market is only just getting started.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) has taken off even higher and LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have given a similar performance: