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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2019

The pound is looking increasingly cheap.

The currency is currently undervalued by almost 19 percent against the dollar and by 8 percent against the euro, according to the Big Mac purchasing-power parity model. Underwhelming U.K. economic data and the dwindling prospects of interest-rate hikes from the Bank of England have driven sterling to the lowest level this year at around $1.33.

Cheap Pound

Sterling is the most undervalued Group-of-10 currency barring the yen

Source: Bloomberg

Note: Values as of May 23 2018. Base: U.S. dollar

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“The very weak valuation by historical standards makes investors hesitant to believe in more structural sterling downside,” said Andreas Steno Larsen, a currency strategist at Nordea Bank AB.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: New York REIT, Inc.(NYRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about New York REIT (NYSE:NYRT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. New York REIT earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.2668688678986 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about New York REIT (NYSE:NYRT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. New York REIT earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.6379734958041 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    New York REIT (NYSE:NYRT) reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $17.51 and last traded at $17.60, with a volume of 7341 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $17.85.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Welltower Inc.(HCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Welltower Inc (NYSE:HCN), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care infrastructure. The company invests with leading seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund the real estate infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people's wellness and overall health care experience.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Welltower Inc (NYSE:HCN), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care infrastructure. The company invests with leading seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund the real estate infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people's wellness and overall health care experience.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Kindred Healthcare, Inc.(KND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Global Home Healthcare Mornitoring Device Market 2018 Philips Healthcare (Netherlands), Kindred Healthcare (US) (trueindustrynews.com) Recent Movement: Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) (tradingnewsnow.com) Global Home Healthcare Mornitoring Device Market 2018 Kindred Healthcare, Linde Group, Almost Family Inc. (sectorhealthcare.com) Humana, TPG Capital, and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe Create the Country’s Largest Hospice Provider, Kindred … (jdsupra.com) Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (KND) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities research analysts recently commented on KND shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kindred Healthcare from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 18th. ValuEngine lowered Kindred Healthcare from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Finally, TheStreet lowered Kindred Healthcare from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 15th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.33.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Nabors Industries Ltd.(NBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company cut its position in Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR) by 4.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 503,407 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 22,507 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company owned about 0.16% of Nabors Industries worth $3,519,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: James River Group Holdings, Ltd.(JRVR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    James River Group (NASDAQ: JRVR) and Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    James River Group (NASDAQ:JRVR) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    I’m talking about returns of 31%, 35%, and more — all in a matter of weeks rather than months or years. In fact, we just closed a trade on TripAdvisor (Nasdaq: TRIP) for a clean 26.3% in just ten days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:TRIP) by 16.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 633,261 shares of the travel company’s stock after purchasing an additional 87,859 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned 0.46% of Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock worth $25,895,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Asit Sharma]

    It’s not everyday that businesses can boast market opportunities that top $1 trillion. But in this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, Vincent Shen and senior Motley Fool contributor Asit Sharma cover two companies that can do exactly that: Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG)and TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP).

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP)are in a funk.

    Particularly strong in hotel and destination reviews, TripAdvisor remains the most popular travel-related website in the United States by search traffic, scoring an average of 35 million site visits per month last year. But you wouldn’t know it from the stock price.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Earnings season continues at peak pace over the next few trading days, with hundreds of companies set to report updated business trends. A few of the most anticipated releases this week will be coming fromDisney (NYSE:DIS), TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP), and NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA).

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Mercury Systems Inc(MRCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) were down 10.2% as of 2:20 p.m. EDT Wednesday after the defense electronics contractor announced weaker-than-expected fiscal third-quarter 2018 results.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mercury Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY) and IntriCon (NASDAQ:IIN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mercury Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY) and Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) were down 19 percent to $34.7483 as the company posted downbeat Q3 results.

    HFF, Inc. (NYSE: HF) was down, falling around 13 percent to $40.90 following weaker-than-expected quarterly results.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: McKesson Corporation(MCK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BB&T Securities LLC grew its position in McKesson Co. (NYSE:MCK) by 25.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 84,716 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 17,142 shares during the quarter. BB&T Securities LLC’s holdings in McKesson were worth $11,933,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of McKesson (NYSE:MCK) by 5.7% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,378,244 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 73,759 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in McKesson were worth $194,149,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in McKesson (NYSE:MCK) by 39.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 20,090 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,688 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in McKesson were worth $2,830,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter.

    The company posted adjusted earnings of $3.49 per share on revenue of $51.63 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $3.56 per share on revenue of $51.25 billion.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: First Trust Energy Infrastructure Fund(FIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Trust Energy Infra (NYSE:FIF) announced a jun 18 dividend on Monday, May 21st, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Monday, June 4th will be paid a dividend of 0.11 per share by the investment management company on Friday, June 15th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 1st.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: ClearSign Combustion Corporation(CLIR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about Clearsign Combustion (NASDAQ:CLIR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Clearsign Combustion earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.3610235421976 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Clearsign Combustion (NASDAQ:CLIR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Clearsign Combustion earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the technology company an impact score of 46.3826189369742 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now

Before the open Wednesday, Zynga (ZNGA) announced a $250 million cash purchase of a game developer in Turkey. The large cash balance makes the deal a simple financial transaction that trades bookings favored by the market for cash sitting idle on the balance sheet. The move further instills the undervalued investment thesis.

Gram Games

Gram Games created Merge Dragons! and 1010! that contribute about $9 million in monthly bookings. The company forecast a $10 million boost to Q2 bookings based on a May 25 closing date for the deal.

Merge Dragons! has recently reached a Top 50 grossing ranking for the iPhone, but neither game stands out. The game was released back in 2017 so the customer acquisition and live services skills of Zynga could help boost the game metrics.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Smart(SFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    But over the past five years, the industry has been turned upside down by changes in business models, a focus on delivery, and mass consolidation. While the dust is far from settled, here are 10 of the largest publicly traded grocers you can buy stock in.

    Company Market Cap Stores Regions Chains
    Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) $780 billion 500 USA Whole Foods
    Walmart (NYSE:WMT) $250 billion 11,700 Worldwide Walmart
    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) $86 billion 750 USA Costco
    Kroger (NYSE:KR) $21 billion 2,800 USA Kroger, Roundy’s, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less
    Sprouts (NASDAQ: SFM) $3 billion 300 Western and Southern U.S. Sprouts Farmer’s Market
    Weis Market (NYSE: WMK) $1.3 billion 200 Mid-Atlantic U.S. Weis Market
    SUPERVALU(NYSE: SVU) $630 million 100 Midwestern U.S. Cub Foods, Shopper’s Food, Hornbacher
    Ingles Market(NASDAQ: IMKTA) $580 million 200 Southeastern U.S. Ingles Market, Sav-Mor
    Smart & Final(NYSE: SFS) $360 million 350 Western U.S. Smart & Final, Cash & Carry
    Natural Grocers (NYSE: NGVC) $230 million 150 Western U.S. Natural Grocers

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance, company websites.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Smart & Final (NYSE: SFS) and Kroger (NYSE:KR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(CNCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Concert Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CNCE) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the nine research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $27.80.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in Concert Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CNCE) by 293.9% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 135,399 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 101,026 shares during the quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC’s holdings in Concert Pharmaceuticals were worth $3,503,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Plexus Corp.(PLXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the nine brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $60.75.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Prudential Financial Inc.(PRU)

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  • [By Jason Hall, Chuck Saletta, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    But that doesn’t mean you need to make risky bets to capture solid returns, either, and buying solid companies at reasonable prices can help create a margin of safety and improve your returns, while also decreasing your risk of permanent losses. Three stocks that meet these criteria are small healthcare real-estate specialistCaretrust REIT Inc(NASDAQ:CTRE), financial services giantPrudential Financial Inc(NYSE:PRU), and energy behemothExxonMobil Corporation(NYSE:XOM).

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    Well, given the growing demand for securitized mortgage deals, Barclays plans to package and sell these Irish loans over the next two months. The group of investors that has shown interest in buying residential mortgage backed securities includes M&G Investments, the investment management division of British insurer Prudential Plc (NYSE: PRU) and Pacific Investment Management Co. ("PIMCO").

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) by 2.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 61,363 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,391 shares during the period. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc.’s holdings in Prudential Financial were worth $6,354,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: MV Oil Trust(MVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MV Oil Trust (NYSE: MVO) and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR.A) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Magal Security Systems Ltd.(MAGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Magal Security Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: MAGS) is expected to report earnings for its first quarter.

    Four Seasons Education (Cayman) Inc. (NASDAQ: FEDU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $11.74 million.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about Magal Security Systems (NASDAQ:MAGS) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Magal Security Systems earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 48.2585076972472 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.(CFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about Cullen/Frost Bankers (NYSE:CFR) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cullen/Frost Bankers earned a news sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.1866283388257 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR) by 2.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 5,251,719 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 140,956 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned about 8.23% of Cullen/Frost Bankers worth $557,051,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    In that spirit, we asked a few of our Motley Fool investors what they see as the best investment ideas at the start of July, 2018. They were quick to suggest Chinese e-commerce giantBaidu(NASDAQ:BIDU), coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), clean energy specialist TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP), semiconductor veteran Intel, (NASDAQ:INTC), and Texan bankCullen/Frost Bankers(NYSE:CFR).

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: McKesson Corporation(MCK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    McKesson (NYSE:MCK) had its target price trimmed by Royal Bank of Canada to $158.00 in a research note released on Friday. The brokerage currently has a market perform rating on the stock.

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    It may be unhealthy to trade drug stocks Friday. The word on Wall Street is to not expect too much from President Trump’s speech on drug prices. That means expect the unexpected, and prepare for a volatility spike in key healthcare names such as Express Scripts (ESRX) , CVS Health (CVS) , Endo International (ENDP) , Mallinckrodt (MNK) , McKesson (MCK) and Cardinal Health (CAH) .

    Reports TheStreet’s Bill Meagher: “Evercore ISI may be an outlier as its analysts anticipate that recent speeches by officials from the Food and Drug Administration, Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may have telegraphed the Trump administration’s willingness to move beyond loud talk and tweets into policy discussions. In those tweets and in talks with his cabinet, Trump has been critical of the pharmaceutical sector and its pricing of prescription drugs, famously saying on at least two occasions that companies are “getting away with murder.”

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    McKesson (MCK) implied volatility elevated into Q2 (streetinsider.com) Civil Rights Activist DeRay Mckesson to Speak at Take Back the Night Event May 29 at Cal Poly (calpolynews.calpoly.edu) McKesson (MCK) call put ratio 1 call to 3 puts into Q2 (streetinsider.com) Global Telemedicine Market Outlook to 2022: Key Players are McKesson, Philips, GE, Cerner, IBM, Honeywell Life … (prnewswire.com) How Rexall plans to slim down for healthier profit in a competitive market (theglobeandmail.com)

    NYSE:MCK traded up $0.39 on Wednesday, hitting $146.83. 2,145,532 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,734,238. The stock has a market capitalization of $30.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.65, a P/E/G ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 1.31. McKesson has a 52 week low of $134.25 and a 52 week high of $178.86. The company has a current ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Advance Auto Parts Inc(AAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) – Wedbush dropped their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Advance Auto Parts in a report released on Wednesday, May 23rd. Wedbush analyst S. Basham now expects that the company will post earnings of $1.85 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $1.92. Wedbush has a “Buy” rating and a $130.00 price objective on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Advance Auto Parts’ Q3 2018 earnings at $1.71 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $1.12 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Sesen Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SESN) fell 21.7 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after dropping 23.00 percent on Monday.
    Libbey Inc. (NYSE: LBY) shares fell 18 percent to $5.61 in pre-market trading after the company announced the suspension of its quarterly dividend. The company cited the prioritization of debt reduction and strategic investments as a reason for the move.
    Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) fell 12.8 percent to $101.31 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its third quarter and lowered its FY19 outlook.
    Pure Storage, Inc. (NYSE: PSTG) fell 9.9 percent to $21.25 in pre-market trading despite reporting a first-quarter earnings and sales beat. The company issued relatively in-line second quarter sales and earnings guidance.
    Ardelyx Inc (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 8.9 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after announcing a $50 million common stock offering.
    GSV Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: GSVC) shares fell 8.8 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.09 percent on Monday.
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) fell 8.2 percent to $6.70 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a $75 million common stock offering.
    Altice USA, Inc. (NYSE: ATUS) shares fell 4.1 percent to $18.90 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.78 percent on Monday.
    Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE: CLW) shares fell 4 percent to $25.25 in pre-market trading.
    SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SAIL) fell 3.4 percent to $21.68 in pre-market trading following announcement of 15 million share follow-on offering.
    Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) shares fell 3.3 percent to $26.10 in pre-market trading.
    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) fell 2.5 percent to

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP) – Equities researchers at Wedbush issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Advance Auto Parts in a research report issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Wedbush analyst S. Basham expects that the company will post earnings per share of $2.31 for the quarter. Wedbush has a “Buy” rating and a $130.00 price objective on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Advance Auto Parts’ Q2 2019 earnings at $2.20 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $2.02 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $1.42 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) to report quarterly earnings at $1.97 per share on revenue of $2.91 billion before the opening bell. Advance Auto Parts shares gained 0.06 percent to $119.22 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE: HPE) to post quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $7.38 billion after the closing bell. Hewlett Packard Enterprise shares gained 0.46 percent to $17.59 in after-hours trading.
    Before the opening bell, TJX Companies Inc (NYSE: TJX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $8.47 billion. TJX shares rose 0.35 percent to $85.00 in after-hours trading.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) reported a $10 billion buyback plan. Micron shares gained 3.46 percent to $57.40 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) to have earned $0.5 per share on revenue of $3.95 billion in the latest quarter. Kohl's will release earnings before the markets open. Kohl's shares fell 0.60 percent to $65.08 in after-hours trading.

    Find out what's going on in today's market and bring any questions you have to Benzinga's PreMarket Prep.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets have been under pressure once again by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Inflation levels are going through the roof… but the people in charge of managing it have been lying to Americans for years. Now it’s time to get even.Money MorningLiquidity Specialist Lee Adler has the perfect way to make a lot of money when no one is looking.Read it here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Despite all of the political noise, both China and the United States have agreed to take a step back and seriously pursue talks that may prevent further tariff impositions. The biggest development on the trade front is that the Trump administration is considering a plan to lift a sales ban on Chinese mobile giant ZTE. Shares of Micron Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) are pushing higher after the company announced a $10 billion plan to buy back stock. Micron reported earnings on Monday, and the Boise-based firm easily topped Wall Street expectations. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) was pushing a bit higher on Tuesday as the firm prepared to address data privacy issues in Europe. The social media giant’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is set to speak before European lawmakers this morning. Zuckerberg will testify this morning, just three days after the European Union enforced more stringent laws on consumer data protection.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: GM, KSS, TSLA
    Shares of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) were pushing higher after the auto giant reported that China will be lifting restrictions on U.S. automotive parts and cars. But GM isn’t the only beneficiary. Look for shares of Ford Motor Co.(NYSE: F) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV(Nasdaq: FCAU) to also get a boost out of the Chinese economy. Shares of Kohl’s Corp.(NYSE: KSS) popped 5% after the firm beat earnings expectations and easily topped same-store sales during the first quarter. The company also raised its 2019 earnings numbers, which helped fuel investor sentiment. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) are in focus

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: MEI Pharma, Inc.(MEIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about MEI Pharma (NASDAQ:MEIP) have been trending somewhat negative on Friday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MEI Pharma earned a coverage optimism score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 45.5534769772513 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 75.31 percent to close at $9.94 after reporting Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 40.62 percent to close at $4.50 on Tuesday after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) gained 34.39 percent to close at $3.40.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) gained 32.74 percent to close at $1.50 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) surged 31.15 percent to close at $8.00 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) rose 21.07 percent to close at $11.09. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 20.23 percent to close at $10.58.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) shares gained 17.62 percent to close at $17.82.
    Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: APVO) rose 17.1 percent to close at $5.82.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) shares jumped 16.23 percent to close at $4.87 following Q1 earnings.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 16.04 percent to close at $3.69.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) climbed 15.99 percent to close at $7.98 following Q1 results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.93 percent to close at $3.42.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) gained 15.59 percent to close at $0.5532 following Q1 results.
    Sophiris Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) gained 13.92 percent to close at $3.52 on Tuesday following Q1 results.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) jumped 13.4 percent to close at $2.37.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) shares surged 13.05 percent to close
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
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  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Seadrill’s rally demonstrates how profitable penny stocks can be for savvy investors. With Seadrill’s gains already on the books, we’ll look at a stock that’s on track to generate tremendous returns – a small cap that just completed a groundbreaking acquisition with huge profit potential…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) $0.58 98.74%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.83 59.97%
    MEI Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP) $3.45 43.40%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.15 35.72%
    Akers Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: AKER) $0.65 34.38%
    Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GALT) $4.54 32.58%
    Phoenix New Media Ltd. (NYSE ADR: FENG) $5.65 32.22%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $1.73 31.37%
    Bright Scholar Education Ltd. (NYSE ADR: BEDU) $18.51 29.03%
    21 Vianet Group Inc. (Nasdaq: VNET) $7.36 28.72%

    These gains are incredibly exciting. However, not all penny stocks are equally strong investments.

Hot Low Price Stocks For 2018

Small SUVs are the hottest segment in the new car market right now. So maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that a big chunk of the new vehicle unveilings at the Los Angeles Auto Show were little crossover SUVs.

It seemed like there was an SUV popping out every time you turned around. For starters, Ford unveiled its new EcoSport just before the show with DJ Khaled doing the honors.

The Jeep Compass is another example of the car market’s madness for small-sized SUVs. The current version is a strong seller despite abysmal reviews. Consumer Reports gave it the lowest rating of any compact SUV and Car & Driver awarded it a mere 1.5 out of a possible five stars.

And yet, as of last month, Jeep Compass sales for the year were up 44%. According to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAM), which makes Jeeps, the sales jump reflects the Compass’s relatively low price given all the desirable SUV features that it offers.

DJ Khaled unveils new Ford EcoSport on Snapchat

It’s too soon to know, of course, how good the new Compass is but it should at least be a vast improvement over the outgoing model. Since it’s a Jeep, engineers took off-road capability seriously in creating the new Compass. Two different full-time all-wheel-drive systems are available including a super-slow off-road “crawl” gearing ratio. “Trail Rated” versions can wade through 19 inches of water and climb over steep hills and out of tight ditches. At the same time, Jeep also promises better on-road behavior.

Hot Low Price Stocks For 2018: Clarke(t)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    At the other end of the iPhone 8 spectrum, wireless companies like AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) probably will price the low-end version of the iPhone 8 below $40 a month, with 24-month contracts. This kind of price plan is a usual way for large wireless carriers to get and hold customers for long periods. Even if the carrier pays a lot for the smartphone, it presumably makes that back in monthly fees and on people who renew their subscriptions for a longer period.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) first-quarter results are scheduled for Tuesday. The consensus earnings estimate is $0.74 per share, on $40.57 billion in revenue. The shares were last seen at $39.93. The consensus price target is $42.80, and the 52-week trading range is $36.10 to $43.89.

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    After a year of stock price fluctuations, the net result is that T’s price has not changed very much. Although its weak earnings growth may have played a role in this flat result, don’t lose sight of the fact that the performance of the overall market, as measured by the S&P 500 Index, was essentially similar. The stock’s price rise over the last year has driven it to a level which is somewhat expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.

     

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    It’s important to remember that AT&T (NYSE:T) is more than just the namesake brand. The company also owns DirecTV, and it may soon acquireTime Warner (NYSE:TWX)if regulators approve the deal.

  • [By ]

    Of course we were familiar with the power of the compounding growth of dividend reinvestment. As you can see from the chart below, if you invested $20,000 in securities paying a 7% yield, after 10 years your portfolio would be worth $39,343 with reinvested dividends. And if your holdings happened to boost their dividends by just 5% annually — something even giant blue chip AT&T (NYSE: T) has been able to beat — your portfolio would be sitting at $46,475. That’s an increase of 132.4%. And that’s assuming zero capital gains. That isn’t bad, especially when you consider the S&P 500 Index lost 26.5% in the ten-year period ended in 2009.

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    AT&T Inc. (T) currently yields 4.7% and pays a 48-cents-per-share quarterly dividend. Since 2008, T has been upping its quarterly dividend by $0.01 per year.

Hot Low Price Stocks For 2018: McKesson Corporation(MCK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) is the largest wholesale distributor of pharmaceuticals, counting CVS and Walmart as major customers. Along with rivals Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen, the three control 90% of the $300 billion retail pharmaceutical distribution market.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Drug-distribution specialist McKesson (NYSE:MCK) has had a tough year. Even as the overall stock market has climbed, the company’s shares have suffered, as investors fear that any business related to pharmaceuticals will have a political target on its back even under the current administration. Last quarter’s sluggish numbers didn’t create much enthusiasm for McKesson either.

  • [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 Ben Levisohn]

    Leerink’s David Larsen and Matt Dellelo traces today’s big gain to Amerisource’s big drop following McKesson’s (MCK) earnings last week:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK), the leading pharmaceutical distributor, posted a revenue increase in the past year of $49.7 billion, up from $47.5 billion in ayear earlier. Its management offered hefty earnings for the quarter and year ahead. It continues to be a buyer of other companies, most recently Change Healthcare (which was labeled a merger with one of McKesson’s divisions). The current dividend is $1.12, or 0.61%.

Hot Low Price Stocks For 2018: Silicon Laboratories Inc.(SLAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Gainers

    Pyxis Tankers Inc. (NYSE: PXS) rose 47.48 percent to $$5.56, after the company announced it has entered into a definitive securities purchase agreement with a group of investors, which will result in gross proceeds of $4.8 million.
    Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ: SIGM) rose 22.77 percent to $6.88. Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ: SLAB) announced plans to buy Sigma Designs for $7.05 per share in cash.
    Steadymed Ltd (NASDAQ: STDY) rose 19.35 percent to $3.70, after the company reported that no clinical trials were required for Trevyent and that the FDA had agreed to the pathway for the drug candidate's NDA resubmission.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) rose 15.73 percent to $7.06. Earlier in the week, Zacks Investment Research had upgraded the company from "Sell" to "Hold".
    Science Applications International Corp (NYSE: SAIC) rose 13.71 percent to $85.77 as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) rose 12.41 percent to $6.07, after having risen sharply in pre-marketing trading.
    Radius Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDUS) rose 12.41 percent to $30.81 after the company provided an update on data from the Phase 1 005 clinical study of elacestrant in patients with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer during the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 12.32 percent to $25.80 after the company reported its third quarter financial results.
    Prana Biotechnology Limited (NASDAQ: PRAN) rose 11.36 percent to $3.43, as the company announced a research collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceuticals to study the ability of movement disorders compound, PBT434 to slow or prevent neurodegeneration of the gastrointestinal system.
    Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBIO) rose 10.49 percent to $7.90 as the company announced the appointment of Arwa Shurrab and Jamie Ellen Siegel in its clinical hemophilia

Hot Low Price Stocks For 2018: Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights, Brian Stoffel, and George Budwell]

    Healthcare is changing rapidly. Which companies will emerge as the huge winners with these major changes? We asked three of our healthcare contributors to weigh in on the subject. Here’s whyAbbVie (NYSE:ABBV),Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), and Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) could represent bold bets on the future of healthcare.

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    Shares of Mountain View, California-based Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)have largely underperformed the FANG stocks this year. GOOGL stock did make a bright start to the year gaining more than 7% in the first two months, far better gains than that in the whole of 2016, but the stocklost momentum after the YouTube Ad controversy. The search giant Google’s parent company Alphabet’s stock is still down more than 2% compared to a month ago. It appears that the YouTube Ad controversy did weigh heavy on GOOGL stock. Alphabet stock, as of yesterday (April 18), has made marginal gains since the company’s last earnings when it had missed the estimates. With Q1 earnings around the corner, the question arises whether GOOGL stock could build some momentum and resume its uptrend ahead of the latest earnings. Let’s take a closer look.

  • [By Shudeep Chandrasekhar]

    At the end of Q1 2017, Microsoft had $136.932 billion cash on hand, while their total liabilities stood at $142.152 billion. Microsofts short-term debt was $14.5 billion and long-term debt was $60.15 billion. Even if Microsoft decided to bring back cash from overseas and pay 40% tax on it, they would be able to clear all their short term and long term debt and still be left with billions in hand. Apple Inc(NSDQ:AAPL), Microsoft and Alphabet Inc (NSDQ:GOOGL) – all three companies are sitting on a mountain pile of cash that will allow them to plow it back into the business when necessary, making big, bold acquisitions as and when required.

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    Facebook Inc. (NSDQ:FB) stock has been down more than 3% over the last one month as the fake news and overstatement of metrics issue has done considerable damage to its reputation. However, advertisers are not going to flee its platform. Infact,Facebook is slowly taking the fight to industry leaderAlphabet Inc’s (NSDQ:GOOGL) YouTube in online video space and digital video-related advertising.According to aCisco Forecast, videos will represent 69% of all consumer-based Internet traffic by 2017; this is expected to rise to 80%by 2019. Facebook acknowledges this and way back in April, it announced Facebook Live, allowing people and pages to post live videos on the site. It has been working hard to undermine YouTube’s supremacy, the undisputed ruler of web video. But here’s how things may change for Facebook and FB stock.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Last week, Brand Finance came out with its annual listing of brand valuations. In a somewhat shocking finding, the consulting group declared that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) had lost its supremacy to Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Google.

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December 8, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 73 equities making new 52-week lows in Friday’s session. On the NYSE advancers led decliners by about 3 to 2 and on the Nasdaq, advancers led decliners by about 8 to 7.

Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) posted a new 52-week low of $5.42 Friday, down 0.7% after closing at $5.46 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $9.65. Volume was about 14.5 million, nearly 15% below the daily average of around 16.9 million shares. The company is expected to raise prices as competition cools. Investors aren’t sure they agree.

American Outdoor Brands Corp. (NASDAQ: AOBC) dropped about 16.5% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $12.46 after closing at $14.93 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $24.49. Volume was around 11.5 million, nearly 6 times the daily average of about 1.7 million. The maker of Smith & Wesson firearms beat quarterly estimates but cut its full-year forecasts sharply.

Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) dropped nearly 26% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $10.85 after closing at $14.65 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $34.38. Volume was around 5.8 million, about 10 times the daily average of around 584,000. The company reported late yesterday that it had received an unfavorable patent ruling in China.

best stock buys now: McKesson Corporation(MCK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK), the leading pharmaceutical distributor, posted a revenue increase in the past year of $49.7 billion, up from $47.5 billion in ayear earlier. Its management offered hefty earnings for the quarter and year ahead. It continues to be a buyer of other companies, most recently Change Healthcare (which was labeled a merger with one of McKesson’s divisions). The current dividend is $1.12, or 0.61%.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Drug-distribution specialist McKesson (NYSE:MCK) has had a tough year. Even as the overall stock market has climbed, the company’s shares have suffered, as investors fear that any business related to pharmaceuticals will have a political target on its back even under the current administration. Last quarter’s sluggish numbers didn’t create much enthusiasm for McKesson either.

  • [By ]

    McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) is the largest wholesale distributor of pharmaceuticals, counting CVS and Walmart as major customers. Along with rivals Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen, the three control 90% of the $300 billion retail pharmaceutical distribution market.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, healthcare shares fell by 1.77 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK), down 24 percent, and Novo Nordisk A/S (ADR) (NYSE: NVO), down 13 percent.

best stock buys now: Century Aluminum Company(CENX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Craig Jones]

    JPMorgan’s analyst Michael Gambardella downgraded Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) from Overweight to Neutral and reduced its price target from $22 to $14.50, citing alumina cost headwinds as the main reason for the downgrade.

best stock buys now: Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.(GLPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Seth McNew]

    One way Penn has been able to unlock extra value is by spinning off a portion of operations as a real estate investment trust (REIT) as a way to split up the physical property from the gaming operations. Following that 2013 creation of Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc(NASDAQ:GLPI),Penn essentially pays leasing fees to the REIT so it can focus on operations with a leaner balance sheet. Here’s a more in-depth analysis of the upside of Penn’s REIT model.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ: GLPI) shares fell 3.25 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading. Gaming and Leisure Properties priced offering of 10.53 million shares of common stock for gross proceeds of $333 million.

best stock buys now: Goldfield Corporation (The)(GV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Just before Thanksgiving, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested buying small cap electrical infrastructure stockGoldfield Corp (NYSEMKT:GV):

best stock buys now: Westell Technologies, Inc.(WSTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap high-performance wireless infrastructure solutions stock Westell Technologies (NASDAQ: WSTL) as a buy for our short-term portfolio:

best stock buys now: Apogee Enterprises, Inc.(APOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Let me introduce you to Apogee Enterprises (APOG) a company with “yuge” profit potential. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, APOG designs and develops glass solutions for commercial buildings.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018

Hywind wind farm concept. Five turbines will be placed off the east coast of Scotland, near Peterhead. They will each be anchored with three suction anchors and linked together to send electricity to shore to power 22,000 households. Source: Statoil.

Seeking Alpha contributor Michael Fitzsimmons has summarized Statoil’s (NYSE:STO) Q2 results, which he suggests show that the company is undervalued and operating successfully with oil at $50/bbl or less. With net income of $0.44/share, Q2 dividend of $0.22/share and 8.1% debt ratio reduction, things looks sweet even in these challenging times. However, there is more good news to the Statoil story. Here I have a look at what Statoil is doing about growing a future beyond oil.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Salesforce.com Inc(CRM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    There was no macro on the Salesforce.com (CRM) call. We did not hear macro mentioned when it came to The Children’s Place (PLCE) call. If you heard macro with Nvidia (NVDA) , let me know. I sure didn’t. While it seems like ages ago, I still can recall–starkly–that you didn’t get a lot of macro on the Netflix (NFLX) call either.

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    See what Barron's feels the prospects are for Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE: ETP) if it cuts its distribution and dumps its general partner, and salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) with its generous potential upside. Also whether regional banks like Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ: ZION) could see a boost from a proposed regulatory change, and the sweetheart deal the Koch brothers got with Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP).

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    “There are two things that mess up your relationships, it’s anger and fear,” explains Robbins. Robbins points to Salesforce (CRM) CEO Marc Benioff as being a total giver, which has set him up for success in business.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Duke Energy Corporation(DUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    Duke Energy Corp. (DUK), the largest generator of electricity in the nation, is awfully steady.

    DUK has more than 7.4 million customers located in hotbeds of growth, and it boasts a generating capacity of 52,697 megawatts. The firm also provides natural gas distribution in many of its main service areas, so Duke is a double threat in that way. Cold winter? Nat gas provides more oomph. Hot summer? Electricity demand spikes.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: McKesson Corporation(MCK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Drug-distribution specialist McKesson (NYSE:MCK) has had a tough year. Even as the overall stock market has climbed, the company’s shares have suffered, as investors fear that any business related to pharmaceuticals will have a political target on its back even under the current administration. Last quarter’s sluggish numbers didn’t create much enthusiasm for McKesson either.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK), the leading pharmaceutical distributor, posted a revenue increase in the past year of $49.7 billion, up from $47.5 billion in ayear earlier. Its management offered hefty earnings for the quarter and year ahead. It continues to be a buyer of other companies, most recently Change Healthcare (which was labeled a merger with one of McKesson’s divisions). The current dividend is $1.12, or 0.61%.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, healthcare shares fell by 1.77 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK), down 24 percent, and Novo Nordisk A/S (ADR) (NYSE: NVO), down 13 percent.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: TOP Ships Inc.(TOPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Top Ships Inc. (NASDAQ: TOPS) posted a new 52-week low of $0.49 on Tuesday, down about 0.6% compared with Monday’s closing price of $0.52. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.40. Volume was about 4 times the daily average of around 2.8 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Top Ships Inc. (NASDAQ: TOPS) dropped about 19% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $0.26 after closing at $0.32 on Wednesday. Volume was around 21 million, about double the daily average of around 11 million. The shipping company had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS) shares dropped 59 percent to $0.995. TOP SHIPS enacted a 1:15 reverse stock split today.

    Shares of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA) were down 12 percent to $10.58. American Software reported preliminary Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.09 per share on revenue of $26.3 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares rose 47.1 percent to $3.22 in pre-market trading after jumping 54.23 percent on Wednesday.
    Digital Power Corporation (NYSE: DPW) rose 27.6 percent to $0.800 in pre-market trading after gaining 9.79 percent on Wednesday.
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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(ARNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, healthcare shares fell by 0.09 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA), down 6 percent, and Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER), down 5 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) were down around 18 percent to $1.22. Arena Pharmaceuticals priced its 60 million share offering at $1.15 per share.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap obesity drug stock Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc (NASDAQ: ARNA) is scheduled for after the market closes onTuesday (March 14th). Last June,Arena Pharmaceuticals announced a strategic shifting of priorities to emphasize its proprietary clinical stage pipeline and the implementation of additional cost reductions to streamline the organization to support its development programs. Among the actions to be taken is the layoff of 73% of the companys workforce which will cost approximately $6.1 million.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Eisai partnered with Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARNA) several years ago on obesity drug Belviq. The drug won U.S. regulatory approval in 2012, but sales have been underwhelming. As a result, Arena sold Belviq to Eisai earlier this year.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) posted a new 52-week low of $1.20 on Tuesday, down about 19% compared with Monday’s closing price of $1.48. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.16. Volume was about 10% below the daily average of around 3.8 million shares. The company priced a secondary offering of 60 million shares at $1.15 per share, a path guaranteed to enrage existing investors.