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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.

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    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
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    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.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    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.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:
  • [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.

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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

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    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.

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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: TrovaGene, Inc.(TROV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about TrovaGene (NASDAQ:TROV) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TrovaGene earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the medical research company an impact score of 45.974011377318 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 Joseph Griffin]

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    TROV has been the topic of several recent research reports. Maxim Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of TrovaGene in a report on Monday, March 5th. HC Wainwright reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price on shares of TrovaGene in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. ValuEngine cut shares of TrovaGene from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of TrovaGene from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. TrovaGene currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $19.17.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TrovaGene Inc (NASDAQ:TROV) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $7.00.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    TrovaGene Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV) fell more than 55% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.79 after closing at $1.77 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $19.56. Volume of around 11 million was nearly five times the daily average of about 230,000. The company announced a public offering of $18 million in stock and warrants priced at $1.00 for the unit.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TrovaGene Inc (NASDAQ:TROV) shares saw strong trading volume on Thursday . 1,477,200 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 185% from the previous session’s volume of 517,912 shares.The stock last traded at $0.83 and had previously closed at $0.81.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V.(PAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:PAC), Mexico’s largest private airport operator, completed the first half of 2018 with a modest surge in growth that allowed it to raise its full-year 2018 earnings outlook. The company, which refers to itself in shorthand as “GAP,” operates 12 Mexican airports, as well as Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The overarching numbers from GAP’s second-quarter 2018 report are as follows:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Right now, it’s time for that yearly review of the ones he picked to honor the month, and also the briefly famous pregnant giraffe: five companies, and the first letters of their tickers spelled out A-P-R-I-L. They were Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ:AAXN), Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacific (NYSE:PAC), ResMed (NYSE:RMD), Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), and Live Nation (NYSE:LYV).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    UBS Group upgraded shares of Grupo Aeroportr dl Pcfco SAB de CV (NYSE:PAC) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning, thefly.com reports.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    If you’re invested in Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), you’ve probably gathered that it’s no cakewalk to obtain useful information on the Mexican airport operator. The company’s earnings filings contain some ingrained complexity due to reporting in the Mexican peso as a monetary unit. Further, adjustments under International Financial Reporting Standards have to be taken into account each quarter to understand operational performance. 

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Mexican airport holding company Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC) achieved a rare quarter in which its typical brisk top-line growth accelerated beyond the rate of service costs, leading to a double-digit rise in operating profit. After looking at the quarter’s numbers from 30,000 feet, we’ll reduce cruising altitude to examine salient details from the report that GAP (as the company refers to itself) issued on Thursday. Note that in the discussion that follows, all comparative numbers are presented against the prior-year quarter (the fourth quarter of 2017).

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: MB Financial Inc.(MBFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bank of New York Mellon Corp lowered its position in shares of MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI) by 1.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,311,121 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 24,208 shares during the quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp owned about 1.56% of MB Financial worth $61,229,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATXI) rose 29.4 percent to $5.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that its first pivotal Phase 3 trial of IV tramadol achieved the primary and key secondary endpoints.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 16.8 percent to $51.00 in pre-market trading. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) rose 9.3 percent to $5.40 in pre-market trading after falling 28.92 percent on Friday.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares rose 9 percent to $29.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.26 percent on Friday.
    Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) rose 6.7 percent to $26.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.64 percent on Friday.
    Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) rose 5.4 percent to $3.90 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.06 percent on Friday.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 5.2 percent to $34.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.38 percent on Friday.
    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE: WAB) rose 5.1 percent to $100 in pre-market trading. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) agreed to merge its transportation unit with Wabtec.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) shares rose 4.7 percent to $11.50 in pre-market trading.
    Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) shares rose 4.3 percent to $93.98 in the pre-market trading session.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares rose 4.2 percent to $33.25 in pre-market trading. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRO) shares rose 4 percent to $58.35 in pre-market trading as the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings and disclosed that it has acquired Free Service Tire.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 3.7 percent to $19.75 in pre-market trading after falling 4.80 percent on Friday.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Harsco Corporation(HSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Harsco Co. (NYSE:HSC) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $29.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HashCoin (CURRENCY:HSC) traded up 2.5% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 17:00 PM ET on July 17th. One HashCoin token can now be purchased for about $0.0025 or 0.00000034 BTC on exchanges including Gate.io and BCEX. HashCoin has a market cap of $0.00 and $2.52 million worth of HashCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, HashCoin has traded 3.7% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HashCoin (CURRENCY:HSC) traded 2.5% lower against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on September 30th. HashCoin has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $28,133.00 worth of HashCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One HashCoin token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0004 or 0.00000005 BTC on exchanges including Gate.io and BCEX. Over the last week, HashCoin has traded down 5.5% against the US dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Harsco Co. (NYSE:HSC) by 2.4% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 654,139 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 15,559 shares during the quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Harsco were worth $13,508,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Voya Global Equity Dividend and Premium Opportunity Fund(IGD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Voya Global Equity Div & Prm Oppty Fund (NYSE:IGD) declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, September 18th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 2nd will be given a dividend of 0.061 per share by the investment management company on Monday, October 15th. This represents a $0.73 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 1st.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Brooks Automation Inc.(BRKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 5, 2019 5:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brooks Automation (NASDAQ: BRKS) and Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $40.67.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Axcelis Technologies Inc.(ACLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    3. Axcelis Technologies (Nasdaq: ACLS)
    It is the technical price pattern that first caught my eye with this $800 million market cap small cap.  Shares dropped to a $22.00 low in mid-February but have since been slowly and steadily moving higher toward resistance at both the 50- and 200-day SMAs. In and of itself, this is not enough impetus to get long. However, when combined with the fundamental picture, a compelling long thesis emerges.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $30.50.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 7, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: iKang Healthcare Group, Inc.(KANG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TheStreet cut shares of iKang Healthcare Group (NASDAQ:KANG) from a c rating to a d+ rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of iKang Healthcare Group from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, May 8th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of iKang Healthcare Group from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Saturday, June 2nd.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of iKang Healthcare Group (NASDAQ:KANG) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Tuesday.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Chatham Lodging Trust (REIT)(CLDT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: KHC, HD, JWN, M, AAPL
    Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC) is still licking its wounds after an abysmal earnings report on Thursday and a weak 2019 outlook. The consumer goods giant is looking to reshape its business as consumer tastes continue to evolve. According to reports, the firm – backed heavily by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) – is considering a deal to sell its Maxwell House brand. Warren Buffett is also affecting shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). Although AAPL stock added 0.4% in pre-market hours, Buffett said he would not purchase more shares of the company stock at these levels. However, should AAPL stock pull back in the near future, the “Oracle of Omaha” would consider purchasing more. Earnings season may be winding down, but concerns about the U.S. brick-and-mortar retail industry are always high. This week, Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), and Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) will report earnings from the holiday quarter. Look for earnings reports from American States Water Co. (NYSE: AWR), Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR), Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), Life Storage Inc. (NYSE: LSI), Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS), Oneok Inc. (NYSE: OKE), Potbelly Corp. (NASDAQ: PBPB), Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE: APTS), Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII), Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK), and Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC).

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE:CLDT) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Tuesday.

    Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on CLDT. Zacks Investment Research cut Chatham Lodging Trust from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. B. Riley increased their price objective on Chatham Lodging Trust from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. TheStreet upgraded Chatham Lodging Trust from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report on Thursday, July 12th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a hold rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Chatham Lodging Trust in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $21.20.

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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Duluth Holdings Inc.(DLTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Duluth Holdings (NASDAQ:DLTH) reported its fiscal first-quarter results on Tuesday, June 5. The maker of premium rough-and-tumble clothing and gear reported strong top-line growth of nearly 20% thanks to 13 new store openings over the last year. However, the company struggled to translate it into gains on the bottom line. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:DLTH) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $23.60 and last traded at $23.54, with a volume of 43126 shares. The stock had previously closed at $22.52.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Express (NYSE: EXPR) and Duluth (NASDAQ:DLTH) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now

New Jerseys OceanFirst Financial (OCFC) has done okay since I last wrote about the company in January, with the shares more or less tracking with smaller Northeast community banks (or slightly outperforming) and offering a little outperformance relative to larger regional/super-regional banks like Bank of America (BAC), PNC Financial (PNC) and Toronto-Dominion (TD). Organic loan growth has weakened recently as management has chosen to be more disciplined on price, but accretion benefits have been stronger than expected and the companys deposit performance has been good.

OceanFirst is not wildly undervalued, but I think this is a good combination of a below-the-radar growing bank with disciplined management and a good business plan/profile. I believe OceanFirst has more options to pursue M&A in the relatively near term, and I believe the shares should trade in the low-to-mid $30s.

Integrating Sun Is Leading To Some Noise

As is often the case with bank mergers, integrating the Sun deal (completed earlier this year) is leading to a little bit of turbulence in the business. I view this as a part of the cost of doing business, and I believe the long-term benefits to the growth-by-M&A strategy more than outweigh them, but it nevertheless will lead to some choppy performance in 2018.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: lululemon athletica inc.(LULU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham, based on the run-up in shares and on a harder earnings comparison that will be harder to beat. Lululemon was up 1% at $96.31 but was down 2% at $94.30 on Monday. It had a consensus target price of $89.93.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Let’s go to company No. 6. Let’s stay fit. Let’s stay within the exercise world, but let’s think, rather than about wearables, let’s think about the clothing that we’re wearing. Especially if you’re a guy, it may be hard to relate to this brand’sclothing, as much as you might have thought,until you discover that Lululemon Athletica(NASDAQ:LULU) these days isactually breaking into the men’s market. I know some Fools around HQ, guys, that have some Lulu wear.Now, of course, the yoga pants have always been very popular, especially among women. This is a company that really built its brand on yoga, and really the female market.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 18.2 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after the company declared a $0.70 per share special dividend.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) rose 11.7 percent to $3.24 in pre-market trading after falling 13.17 percent on Thursday. Co-Diagnostics reported its participation in a research project with the Stanford University.
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) shares rose 8.6 percent to $25.95 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Zuora, Inc. (NYSE: ZUO) shares rose 8 percent to $23.95 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and issued strong outlook.
    Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) shares rose 7.8 percent to $113.25 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK) rose 5.7 percent to $4.10 in pre-market trading.
    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) rose 5.5 percent to $17.45 in pre-market trading following the FDA approval for Levofloxacin Oral Solution.
    Eversource Energy (NYSE: ES) shares rose 5 percent to $59.8 in pre-market trading.
    VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) rose 4.6 percent to $143.74 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) rose 4.3 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval to place Rover pipeline’s full Mainline B into service.
    T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTOO) rose 4.3 percent to $7.73 in pre-market trading after declining 4.26 percent on Thursday.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) rose 4.3 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading after jumping 21.93 percent on Thursday.
    Sasol Limited (NYSE: SSL) rose 4.2 percent to $37.91 in pre-market trading.
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) had its price target boosted by MKM Partners from $120.00 to $128.00 in a research report report published on Friday. They currently have a buy rating on the apparel retailer’s stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) jumped 88 percent to $5.4500 after falling 13.17 percent on Thursday. Co-Diagnostics reported its participation in a research project with the Stanford University.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) climbed 40.3 percent to $5.40 after the company declared a $0.70 per share special dividend.
    Future FinTech Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FTFT) rose 27 percent to $2.73. Future FinTech disclosed a strategic transformation plan including expanding on current blockchain business while also becoming a blockchain incubator, investment and asset management, training, and management consulting.
    SELLAS Life Sciences Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLS) gained 14.7 percent to $5.9522 after the company disclosed that its Phase 2b trial of NeuVax in combo with Trastuzumab in HER1+/2+ breast cancer patients met key clinical objectives.
    Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) shares climbed 14.6 percent to $120.4224 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    FTE Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTNW) gained 10.5 percent to $20.9399.
    T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTOO) rose 9 percent to $8.07. Leerink Swann upgraded T2 Biosystems from Market Perform to Outperform.
    Zuora, Inc. (NYSE: ZUO) shares rose 8.3 percent to $24.01 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and issued strong outlook.
    VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) rose 7.7 percent to $148.07 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBC) gained 7.5 percent to $19.91. Ambac Financial will replace Integra Lifesciences Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, June 5.
    Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CNAT) gained 7 percent to $4.60.
    Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ: KNSA) climbed 6.6 percent to $18.23.
    Franklin Street Properties Corp. (NYSE: FSP) gained 5.7 perce

Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Meredith Corporation(MDP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Meredith Co. (NYSE:MDP) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 9th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Thursday, May 31st will be given a dividend of 0.545 per share on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $2.18 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.25%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Goelzer Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Meredith Co. (NYSE:MDP) by 351.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 160,664 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 125,099 shares during the quarter. Meredith accounts for approximately 1.0% of Goelzer Investment Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th biggest holding. Goelzer Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Meredith were worth $8,644,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc.(EDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    As the old saying goes, “You need to strike when the iron is hot.”Management at New Oriental Education & Technology Group(NYSE:EDU), a provider of in-person and online after-school tutoring in China, knows that the business is red-hot right now; it is striking by leveraging its balance sheet and growing brand by pushing a massive expansion throughout the Middle Kingdom.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EduCoin (EDU) is a PoW/PoS token that uses the Keccak hashing algorithm. It launched on September 9th, 2017. EduCoin’s total supply is 15,000,000,000 tokens. EduCoin’s official website is www.edu.one. EduCoin’s official Twitter account is @PReducoin.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New Oriental (NYSE: EDU) and The Graham (NYSE:GHC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Strayer Education (NASDAQ: STRA) and New Oriental Education & Tech Grp (NYSE:EDU) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
    Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
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Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: CEVA, Inc.(CEVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA) was down, falling around 12 percent to $30.25 after the company posted weaker-than-expected Q1 profit.

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    CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA) had its price objective decreased by Roth Capital to $44.00 in a research note released on Wednesday morning. Roth Capital currently has a buy rating on the semiconductor company’s stock.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: MB Financial Inc.(MBFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    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.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    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.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:
  • [By Chris Lange]

    MB Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) saw its shares make a handy gain to startthe week after it was announced that it would be merging with Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB). Granted, the transaction is subject to the satisfaction of all customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and the approval of MB Financial shareholders.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Shares of MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBFI) are up by roughly 13% as of 11:45 a.m. EDT after the company announced it would be acquired by Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB). Fifth Third shares were down by nearly 8% in active trading today, suggesting that its shareholders aren’t as enthusiastic about the acquisition.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2018

Altum Research is about finding value. While I am definitely not complaining that biotech has rallied, some very interesting companies (SAGE, FATE, PIRS, CBAY, SGMO, etc.) are just too high in price for me to put money in. However there is always value in biotech, sometimes it is just difficult to find! I’m putting up some preliminary names that I’ll be following up on in the weeks and months to come. Let’s take a look.

Applied Genetic Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:AGTC)

This is a gene therapy company working on some rare diseases. Like most gene therapy companies around, it uses AAV vectors to deliver genes that repair unfunctional or mis-functional genes.

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Top 10 Value Stocks For 2018: China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited(CNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) – Cormark raised their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Canadian National Railway in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, April 10th. Cormark analyst D. Tyerman now expects that the transportation company will post earnings per share of $1.15 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.14.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wall Street analysts expect that Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) will announce $1.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Seven analysts have provided estimates for Canadian National Railway’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.06 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.97. Canadian National Railway reported earnings per share of $1.00 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 2%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2018: ConAgra Foods, Inc.(CAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Change (CURRENCY:CAG) traded up 8.4% against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on April 20th. One Change token can now be purchased for approximately $0.21 or 0.00002362 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including EtherDelta and Kucoin. Change has a total market cap of $7.72 million and approximately $56,746.00 worth of Change was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Change has traded up 26.7% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Conagra Brands Inc. (NYSE: CAG) is expected to release its most recent quarterly report early Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.55 in EPS on $2.0 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $36.61 on Friday. The consensus target price is $42.21, and shares have changed hands between $32.16 and $41.63 in the past year.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Rhumbline Advisers reduced its stake in shares of Conagra Brands (NYSE:CAG) by 4.4% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 744,090 shares of the company’s stock after selling 34,068 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in Conagra Brands were worth $27,442,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2018: Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.(APTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Preferred Apartment (NYSE:APTS) – Research analysts at B. Riley raised their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of Preferred Apartment in a note issued to investors on Thursday, May 3rd. B. Riley analyst C. Kucera now expects that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $1.45 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $1.44. B. Riley currently has a “Hold” rating and a $16.00 price target on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Preferred Apartment’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.40 EPS.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2018: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: COP, HD, HSBC
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has seized assets from the Venezuelan-owned firm PDVSA in the Caribbean. The company won a court case that will allow it to take over assets owned by the Venezuelan government. The court enabled the seizures as part of a broader plan to allow the firm to recoup roughly $2 billion following the 2007 nationalization of its assets in Venezuela by the huge Castro-led government.
    Monday will be a quiet day on the earnings front. Investors are looking to Tuesday’s calendar, when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reports earnings. Tomorrow, Wall Street analysts expect that Home Depot will report earnings per share of $2.07 on top of $25.2 billion in revenue. Investors will be hoping that the company reports strong profits thanks to an improving U.S. economy and the recent tax reform law.
    Expect a lot of chatter today about blockchain technology. That’s because ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc.(NYSE: HSBC) announced over the weekend that they engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
    Today, look for earnings reports from Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Itron Inc.(Nasdaq: ITRI), Vipshop Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: VIPS), Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), Sky Solar Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: SKYS), Mazor Robotics Ltd.(Nasdaq: MZOR), China Lodging Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: HTHT), and Mimecast Ltd.(Nasdaq: MIME).

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has worked hard to differentiate itself from other oil companies by focusing on creating value for investors as opposed to growing at all costs. That plan continued paying dividends during the first quarter, as the company blew past expectations. That strong showing sets the U.S. oil giant up for an exceptional year.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Before markets open Friday, the two energy producers among the 30 Dow Jones industrial stocks will be reporting first-quarter results. Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) and Chevron Corp. (NYSE: COP) are both expected to show higher revenues and profits, largely as a result of higher commodity prices. But there are other issues at play as well.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    CFRA has Buy or Strong Buy ratings on 31 energy stocks, including XLE top 10 holdings such as Chevron and ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP).

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    “Bell added that President Trump's decision to exit the Iran deal will lead to sanctions on Iran, which is OPEC's third largest supplier of oil, averaging 3.8 million barrels per day (mmb/d),” said Rosenbluth. “CFRA expects Iran's output to be realistically reduced by about 300,000 b/d. CFRA's equity analytical team thinks investing opportunities are found in not only upstream E&P companies, but also downstream refiners as the spread between WTI and Brent prices widen.”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Whittier Trust Co. grew its holdings in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 15.8% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 11,978 shares of the energy producer’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,635 shares during the period. Whittier Trust Co.’s holdings in ConocoPhillips were worth $710,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2018: MB Financial Inc.(MBFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2018: MDC Partners Inc.(MDCA)

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    In particular, Birchenough notes that he has increased confidence in the results due for Aeglea’s lead product candidate pegzilarginase- an enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of Arginase deficiency and solid tumors.

    MDC Partners (MDCA) Current share price: $7.55

    Keep a close eye on MDC Partners- a fast-growing marketing and communications network. Most interestingly, MDC has just been upgraded by five-star Wells Fargo analyst Peter Stabler. His shift in sentiment comes with a bullish $11 price target (46% upside potential).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) were down 37 percent to $4.32 after a first-quarter earnings miss.

    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.9199 after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
    BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
    Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
    Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
    Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2018: Intercontinental Exchange Inc.(ICE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    iDice (CURRENCY:ICE) traded down 3.3% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM E.T. on April 20th. iDice has a total market cap of $85,719.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of iDice was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, iDice has traded 21.8% higher against the U.S. dollar. One iDice token can currently be bought for about $0.0546 or 0.00000680 BTC on exchanges including CoinExchange and Mercatox.

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    In addition, Corvex Management’s Keith Meister reported owning new significant stakes in Intercontinental Exchange Inc. ( (ICE) ), Microsoft Corp.  (MSFT) , Monsanto Co. (MON) , Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) , Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) and Servicenow Inc. (NOW)

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    With this in mind, I thought I would share three companies that I recently added to my portfolio: uniform rental company Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS), beauty and personal care product retailer Estee Lauder Company (NYSE:EL), and global market maker Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE). Here’s why I think they are great investments and why they made it into my portfolio.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2018: Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    For the details of University of Tennessee’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=University+of+Tennessee

    These are the top 5 holdings of University of TennesseeVanguard Total World Stock Index (VT) – 1,059,959 shares, 71.1% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 22.85%Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND) – 396,870 shares, 28.9% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 15.41%Add

  • [By Selena Maranjian]

    You can also opt for exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that focus on the same indexes — such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF(NYSEMKT: SPY), Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSEMKT: VTI), and Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (NYSEMKT: VT). You can balance out your portfolio with bonds via index mutual funds and ETFs, too. The Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEMKT: BND) is one such option.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2018: Ternium S.A.(TX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sumitomo (OTCMKTS: SSUMY) and Ternium (NYSE:TX) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TT International cut its position in Ternium (NYSE:TX) by 24.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 865,613 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 277,967 shares during the quarter. Ternium makes up about 1.2% of TT International’s holdings, making the stock its 10th biggest position. TT International owned about 0.43% of Ternium worth $28,123,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2018: Kamada Ltd.(KMDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $24.02 million.

    Concordia International Corp. (NASDAQ: CXRX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $143.80 million.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Retail stocks are in focus after the U.S. Census Bureau released monthly sales figures before the bell Tuesday. The bureau said that retail sales increased by 0.3% in April, a figure that matched trade expectations. Markets had expected consumer spending to increase, however home improvement sales were not the major factor that most expected. This was evident from The Home Depot’s earnings report. Markets are increasingly optimistic over U.S. trade negotiations with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s No. 1 economic advisor will visit the United States this week to continue the nation’s dialogue with America. In addition, roughly 100 companies and trade associations will be sounding off to the Trump administration about the potential impact of tariffs in the Chinese markets.
    Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, AMZN, GS
    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus thanks to tax policy in Seattle. On Monday, the Seattle’s City Council passed a bill that will tax Amazon and 131 other companies $275 per employee each year in order to create a fund to address homelessness in the Seattle. The tax is half what was originally proposed and remains a contentious issue for Amazon, which is the city’s biggest employer. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) is sounding the alarm about the state of the markets. The company warned that the U.S. budget deficit is increasing while America’s unemployment rate is falling. This hasn’t occurred since the World War II. The bank believes that the combination of the two could cause the Fed to spike interest rates in the near future. This comes at a time when the Fed has already lost control of interest rates. Look for additional earnings reports from Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP), Bitauto Holding Ltd.(Nasdaq: BITA), Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU), Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.(Nasdaq: ENT), and Kamada Ltd. (Nasdaq: KMDA).

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