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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) is scheduled to release its first-quarter earnings report before the markets open on Tuesday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.46 in earnings per share (EPS) on $7.31 billion in revenue. The same period of last year reportedly had $0.43 in EPS on $9.13 billion in revenue.

This company has paid dividends for more years than most investors can count, and the beverage giant’s dividend hike to $0.39 from $0.37 per quarter in February 2018 marked the 56th consecutive annual dividend increase. At the current share price, Coca-Cola’s stock has unfortunately been stuck in a long-term trading range with limited gains.

Coca-Cola had been considered down and out and dead money for so long that no one seemed to ever want to give its shares much recognition. It is far from a major growth stock in most investors’ minds, but its defensive stock characteristics make it a core holding for many blue chip investors.

After Coca-Cola’s most recent positive earnings report, it looks like the stock is finally starting to command more respect from Wall Street analysts. And Warren Buffett also has maintained his strong stake in Coca-Cola after all these years. Coca-Cola was a disappointment in performance in the sell-off after considering it was named among 15 defensive stocks that should survive just fine over time.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc.(DFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    DigiFinexToken (CURRENCY:DFT) traded down 9.8% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on September 19th. One DigiFinexToken token can now be purchased for about $0.20 or 0.00003197 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last seven days, DigiFinexToken has traded 30.7% lower against the dollar. DigiFinexToken has a market cap of $0.00 and $858,232.00 worth of DigiFinexToken was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DraftCoin (CURRENCY:DFT) traded 1.5% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 9:00 AM Eastern on October 9th. During the last seven days, DraftCoin has traded 0.7% lower against the U.S. dollar. DraftCoin has a total market cap of $185,310.00 and approximately $3,088.00 worth of DraftCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One DraftCoin coin can now be bought for about $0.0231 or 0.00000351 BTC on exchanges including CoinExchange, YoBit and Coindeal.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DigiFinexToken (CURRENCY:DFT) traded 0.6% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on March 8th. One DigiFinexToken token can currently be purchased for about $0.17 or 0.00004327 BTC on exchanges. During the last week, DigiFinexToken has traded 12.7% higher against the U.S. dollar. DigiFinexToken has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $984,872.00 worth of DigiFinexToken was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DraftCoin (CURRENCY:DFT) traded up 4.5% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on September 1st. DraftCoin has a total market capitalization of $623,381.00 and approximately $26,777.00 worth of DraftCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One DraftCoin coin can now be bought for $0.0779 or 0.00001084 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange and YoBit. Over the last week, DraftCoin has traded 3.1% lower against the US dollar.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Gentex Corporation(GNTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Gentex Co. (NASDAQ:GNTX) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 13,914,567 shares, a growth of 19.4% from the July 31st total of 11,653,555 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,919,529 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.2 days. Currently, 5.1% of the shares of the company are short sold.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gentex (NASDAQ: GNTX) and Tenneco (NYSE:TEN) are both mid-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings and dividends.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc.(MLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Maui Land & Pineapple (NYSE:MLP) have trended somewhat negative on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Maui Land & Pineapple earned a coverage optimism score of -0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9225423679959 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By ]

    A flurry of mergers in the master-limited partnership (MLP) segment for pipeline companies rocked the energy sector on Thursday, drawing a sanguine response from Wall Street analysts that generally supported the new, more simplified structures.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maui Land & Pineapple (NYSE:MLP) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The financial services provider reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $2.96 million during the quarter. Maui Land & Pineapple had a net margin of 24.99% and a return on equity of 13.95%.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: XO Group, Inc.(XOXO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SinglePoint, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE: XOXO) and XO Group, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:XOXO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on XO Group, Inc. Common Stock (XOXO)

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of XO Group Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) were up 26% as of 3:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday after the parent company of The Knot agreed to merge with WeddingWire, Inc. in a deal valued at $933 million. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SinglePoint (NYSE: XOXO) and XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SinglePoint, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE: XOXO) and XO Group, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:XOXO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Nevro Corp.(NVRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Nevro Corp. (NASDAQ: NVRO) fell 11.6 percent to $81.58 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) shares fell 8.3 percent to $20.33 in pre-market trading after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) fell 7.5 percent to $51.74 in pre-market trading. Zillow reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak sales guidance for the second quarter.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) fell 7.2 percent to $3.11 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares fell 5.5 percent to $4.14 in pre-market trading after rising 11.17 percent on Monday.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) fell 5.1 percent to $95.00 in pre-market trading. Albemarle declared a quarterly dividend of $0.335 per share.
    Tata Motors Limited (NYSE: TTM) fell 4.8 percent to $23.80 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) fell 4.5 percent to $57.14 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares fell 4.3 percent to $2.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.73 percent on Monday.
    51job, Inc. (NASDAQ: JOBS) shares fell 4.2 percent to $93 in pre-market trading after rising 3.55 percent on Monday

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Nevro (NVRO)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lessened its holdings in Nevro (NYSE:NVRO) by 5.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 823,579 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 45,510 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Nevro were worth $71,378,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Nevro Corp. (NASDAQ: NVRO) shares dropped 14 percent to $79.35 after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.

    Shares of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) were down 11 percent to $19.77 after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO) traded down about 19% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $54.87 after closing Thursday at $68.04. The stock’s 52-week high is $94.34. Volume totaled around 5.7 million, close to 15 times the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: John Hancock Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund(HTD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.6011591514426 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $24.44 and last traded at $24.17, with a volume of 1039 shares. The stock had previously closed at $24.35.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now

The FAANG stocks are among the most widely held equities — people like to invest in what they know, and they sure know Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google parent Alphabet. But they don’t always love them, and lately, Facebook has struggled due to a number of scandals that have cost it some trust and affection. As a result, its stock is trading significantly below last summer’s highs, even after its rebound so far in 2019. But is the social media giant undervalued at this point?

In this segment from MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and analyst Emily Flippen address a listener’s question on that topic, and try to gauge the business, and where the stock would be if the market were a bit more dispassionate in its valuation.

A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on Feb. 21, 2019.

Chris Hill: Question from Ben Miller in Lawrence, Kansas. He writes, “I listen every day. Great show!” Thank you, Ben! “I own nine stocks with a heavy position in Facebook. It’s at $162 a share right now. Do you think it is significantly undervalued like I do?” Great question! If Ben thinks it’s undervalued at $162, then he definitely thinks it’s undervalued today at $160, down a little bit from when he sent his email.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cedar Fair, L.P.(FUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Heading into its fourth-quarter earnings report, investors had modest expectations for Cedar Fair’s (NYSE:FUN) business. The regional theme park operator stumbled during the peak summer months, which raised the prospect of declining attendance in 2018 following several years of record results.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    The country’s two largest theme park operators have already checked in with their holiday-quarter results, and now it’s time to see how the leading regional amusement park players are doing. Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN) reports its latest financials on Wednesday morning. Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX) follows with its earnings release the next morning.

  • [By Steve Symington, Jeremy Bowman, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    So to help get you started, we asked three top Motley Fool investors to each pick a stock with an annual dividend yield of at least 5%. Read on to learn why they like Oaktree Capital (NYSE:OAK), Ford Motor (NYSE:F), and Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN).

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.(FRGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 50.7 percent to $4.34 after the company announced a special $1.00 per share cash dividend.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) surged 28.4 percent to $17.44 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cardlytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDLX) gained 22 percent to $17.945.
    Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM) shares rose 19.3 percent to $18.92 following Q1 earnings.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) jumped 19.1 percent to $4.3934 after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 18.6 percent to $4.79 after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ: IIN) climbed 17.4 percent to $29.30 after reporting Q1 results.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 16.2 percent to $3.45 after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCMD) gained 15.4 percent to $42.61 following Q1 results.
    eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN) gained 15.3 percent to $10.55 following Q3 earnings.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 13.8 percent to $9.48 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRL) shares surged 13.1 percent to $13.42 after reporting Q1 results.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) climbed 11.9 percent to $10.85 following better-than-expected Q3 earnings.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) gained 11.2 percent to $14.45 following Q1 results.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 10.2 percent to $24.08 following Q1 results.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 7.9 percent to $19.60 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its outlook.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 7.7 percent to $11.90 following upbeat Q1 results.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 6.8 perc
  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Fiesta Restaurant Group (FRGI)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:FRGI) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies upped their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for Fiesta Restaurant Group in a note issued to investors on Thursday, October 4th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst N. Regan now forecasts that the restaurant operator will earn $0.18 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.13. Piper Jaffray Companies has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Fiesta Restaurant Group’s FY2018 earnings at $0.71 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.19 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.14 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.82 EPS.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: NV5 Global, Inc.(NVEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Two companies set to prosper from a more vibrant, wealthier, and tech-driven global consumer class are NV5 Global (NASDAQ:NVEE) and Axos Financial (NYSE:AX). With strong leadership, solid financial footing, and incredible runways for years of growth, these companies could deliver truly life-changing wealth for investors over the next couple of decades. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NV5 Global (NASDAQ:NVEE) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on NV5 Global (NVEE)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NV5 Global (NASDAQ: NVEE) and Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ:APDN) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NV5 Global (NASDAQ:NVEE) Chairman Dickerson Wright sold 8,363 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.56, for a total transaction of $481,374.28. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NV5 Global (NASDAQ: NVEE) and Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ:APDN) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and dividends.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd(TNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stifel Financial Corp lifted its stake in shares of TSAKOS ENERGY N/SH (NYSE:TNP) by 88.5% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 392,994 shares of the shipping company’s stock after buying an additional 184,547 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in TSAKOS ENERGY N/SH were worth $1,301,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TSAKOS ENERGY N/SH (NYSE:TNP) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $5.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Tsakos Energy Navigation (TNP)

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Western Union Company (WU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Western Union Co. (NYSE: WU) dropped 2.9% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.38. Shares closed at $18.93 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.21. Volume was more nearly 10% above the daily average of around 6 million shares. The company’s stock was hit following an announcement from Walmart of a worldwide money transfer service.

  • [By ]

    Western Union (WU) : “It doesn’t get any respect and it’s hard to own. There are better stocks out there.”

    Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) : “The pet story is a bull story, and I say buy.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on The Western Union (WU)

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: ICON plc(ICLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp issued their Q1 2019 EPS estimates for shares of Icon in a report issued on Monday, September 10th. KeyCorp analyst D. Hooker expects that the medical research company will post earnings of $1.66 per share for the quarter. KeyCorp currently has a “Overweight” rating and a $157.00 target price on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Icon’s Q2 2019 earnings at $1.72 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.78 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $1.84 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Icon (ICLR)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Icon (ICLR)

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc.(MLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    A flurry of mergers in the master-limited partnership (MLP) segment for pipeline companies rocked the energy sector on Thursday, drawing a sanguine response from Wall Street analysts that generally supported the new, more simplified structures.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Maui Land & Pineapple (NYSE:MLP) have trended somewhat negative on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Maui Land & Pineapple earned a coverage optimism score of -0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9225423679959 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maui Land & Pineapple (NYSE:MLP) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The financial services provider reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $2.96 million during the quarter. Maui Land & Pineapple had a net margin of 24.99% and a return on equity of 13.95%.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: LGI Homes, Inc.(LGIH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Chuck Saletta]

    In order to help you get started, we asked three real-world investors who also write for The Motley Fool to put forth their best “buy now” growth stock ideas, and they came up with high-growth home builder LGI Homes Inc (NASDAQ:LGIH), return-to-growth restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG), and upstart immunotherapy developer Atara BioTherapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ATRA). 

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    This isn’t to say that investing in homebuilding is an awful idea — the trends mentioned above are incredibly strong indicators that investing in housing can pay off. What matters is you have to be incredibly discerning when selecting the business in which you want to invest. To me, there are only two stocks that are really worth exploring as potential investments: LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH) and NVR Inc. (NYSE:NVR). Here’s why these two homebuilders stand out among the crowd.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on LGI Homes (LGIH)

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  • [By Tyler Crowe, Rich Smith, and Daniel Miller]

    So we asked three Motley Fool investors to highlight stocks they consider attractive stocks that might be a value investment today. Here’s why they picked General Motors (NYSE:GM), Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina (NYSE:LOMA), and LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH). 

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation(COG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo, Jason Hall, and Tyler Crowe]

    Tyler, Jason, and I (Matt here) were recently discussing why natural gas stocks have taken it on the chin over the past year. While some have been the victim of their own mistakes, shares of many of the country’s largest gas-focused producers have lost value even though oil prices have been on the upswing. For example, the country’s leading gas producer, EQT Corp. (NYSE:EQT), has seen its stock tumble more than 20%, while other large gas-focused companies such as Antero Resources (NYSE:AR), Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG), and Southwestern Energy have declined between 5% and 15% over the past 12 months. Those sell-offs caught our attention. Here’s what we think is weighing down gas stocks these days. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Comerica Securities Inc. acquired a new stake in Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 103,688 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,486,000.

  • [By ]

    Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG) has a strong position in the Marcellus Shale, a low-cost region for natural gas production that puts the company’s break-even around $2.00 per mcf against spot prices around $2.80 per mcf. The company owns the rights to an additional 3,000 drilling locations within its undeveloped footprint which gives it the potential to increase output easily.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cabot Oil & Gas (COG)

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Focus Media Holding Limited(FMCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) bonds fell 0.9% against their face value during trading on Monday. The high-yield debt issue has a 7.25% coupon and will mature on April 1, 2023. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $99.13 and were trading at $98.13 last week. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) debt fell 1.1% against its face value during trading on Tuesday. The debt issue has a 7.5% coupon and is set to mature on April 1, 2025. The debt is now trading at $97.63 and was trading at $98.50 last week. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel changes in its stock price.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019

Amazon, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has made an incredible run in 2017 so far — and many are chasing it still higher. But at some point you have to wonder how high is too high? The stock has climbed about 50% year to date, including 18.5% in this quarter, but it has been slowing down recently.

Instinet recently made a call on Amazon, raising its price target to a Street-high $1,360, implying an upside of roughly 20% from the current level.

Most of this call is based on the firm’s belief that Amazon can perpetually grow SG&A as a dependent on gross rate expansion. Considering product costs are unlikely to ease, a mix shift to higher margin segments could drive gross margin expansion.

Accordingly, Instinet believes that mix shift alone could drive about 1,000 basis points of long-term gross margin lift, thus enabling a $160 billion investment into deepening Amazon’s moat.

Here’s what other analysts are saying about Amazon:

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc.(MLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maui Land & Pineapple (NYSE:MLP) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The financial services provider reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $2.96 million during the quarter. Maui Land & Pineapple had a net margin of 24.99% and a return on equity of 13.95%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Maui Land & Pineapple (NYSE:MLP) have trended somewhat negative on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Maui Land & Pineapple earned a coverage optimism score of -0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9225423679959 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By ]

    A flurry of mergers in the master-limited partnership (MLP) segment for pipeline companies rocked the energy sector on Thursday, drawing a sanguine response from Wall Street analysts that generally supported the new, more simplified structures.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Telefonica Brasil S.A.(VIV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vivendi (EPA:VIV) received a €23.50 ($27.33) price target from stock analysts at Barclays in a research note issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Telefonica Brasil SA (NYSE:VIV) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $14.88.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    UBS Group set a €25.50 ($29.65) target price on Vivendi (EPA:VIV) in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Avangrid, Inc.(AGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Voya Investment Management LLC cut its position in Avangrid Inc (NYSE:AGR) by 11.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 25,259 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 3,184 shares during the quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Avangrid were worth $1,337,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Huaneng Power International (NYSE: HNP) and Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.25-2.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.42.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Methode Electronics, Inc.(MEI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Methode Electronics (NYSE:MEI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    MEI has been the topic of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Methode Electronics from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, February 24th. Robert W. Baird reissued an outperform rating and set a $51.00 target price (up previously from $48.00) on shares of Methode Electronics in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, TheStreet lowered Methode Electronics from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $48.75.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Analysts Expect Methode Electronics (MEI) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $242.88 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Methode Electronics (MEI) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Analysts Anticipate Methode Electronics (MEI) Will Post Earnings of $0.74 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Commit To Buy Methode Electronics At $35, Earn 5.8% Annualized Using Options (nasdaq.com)

    Shares of Methode Electronics opened at $41.75 on Tuesday, Marketbeat reports. Methode Electronics has a 12-month low of $41.85 and a 12-month high of $42.60. The company has a market capitalization of $1.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.88 and a beta of 0.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a current ratio of 4.03 and a quick ratio of 3.47.

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Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Quality Systems, Inc.(QSII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) got a boost, shooting up 14 percent to $17.08 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. grew its position in shares of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) by 493.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 82,275 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 68,400 shares during the quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. owned approximately 0.13% of Quality Systems worth $1,604,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII) shares saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday following a stronger than expected earnings report. Approximately 2,338,700 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 593% from the previous session’s volume of 337,438 shares.The stock last traded at $16.99 and had previously closed at $15.05.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities researchers at SunTrust Banks in a report released on Wednesday. They presently have a $20.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks’ price target indicates a potential downside of 6.41% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) got a boost, shooting up 14 percent to $17.12 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: 58.com Inc.(WUBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    58.com (NYSE:WUBA) was downgraded by TheStreet from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.73 billion.
    McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $3.56 per share on revenue of $51.25 billion.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.39 per share on revenue of $8.00 billion.
    Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.39 billion.
    Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $291.47 million.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $841.75 million.
    The Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE: TD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $6.86 billion.
    Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.61 per share on revenue of $8.05 billion.
    58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $372.49 million.
    Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE: LXFT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $228.53 million.
    The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $916.73 million.
    StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ: GASS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $37.75 million.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: THR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $96.24 million.
    Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ: TOUR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.03 per share on revenue of $76.72 million.

     

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of 58.com Inc (NYSE:WUBA) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $92.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    US Bancorp DE cut its stake in 58.com Inc (NYSE:WUBA) by 23.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,088 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 646 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in 58.com were worth $167,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sabre (NASDAQ: SABR) and 58.com (NYSE:WUBA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    58.com Inc (NYSE:WUBA) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has assigned a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $78.20.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

Leerink’s Geoffrey Porges and Assaf Vestin are attending the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, meeting and came away seeing the “biggest positive impact” forCelgene (CELG), but only a “modest” impact for Amgen (AMGN),Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) and Gilead Sciences (GILD). They explain:

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We see the biggest impact for Celgenes lenalidomide (Revlimid) in multiple myeloma (MM) following data from the Phase 3 CASTOR and a meta-analysis of lenalidomide maintenance following ASCT in newly diagnosed MM. Other notable data disclosures came from Regeneron and its anti-PD-1 antibody, REGN2810, Gileads MMP9 inhibitor GS-5745in gastric cancer, and Amgens oncolytic virus, T-Vec in combination with pembrolizumab in unresectable melanoma.

Celgene (MP) Revlimid Reinforces Core Position in Myeloma. Two abstracts presented at ASCO reinforce lenalidomides positioning in two different multiple myeloma settings. The first was a meta-analysis of lenalidomide maintenance therapy following autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM) patients. The analysis, which was based on three randomized studies, showed that lenalidomide maintenance provided a survival benefit over placebo (HR=0.74, p=0.001). Prior exposure to lenalidomide in induction therapy was correlated with improved survival benefit. This analysis supports the use of lenalidomide in the subset of patients treated with ASCT (25-30%)…

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: CHS Inc(CHSCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CHS (NASDAQ:CHSCL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Tupperware Brands Corporation(TUP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tupperware Brands Corp. (NYSE: TUP) fell by about 2.3% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $40.80 after closing at $41.74 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $74.36. Volume of about 1.2 million was around a third higher than the daily average. The company lowered its first-quarter guidance Tuesday morning and the exits are still a little crowded.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tupperware Brands (NYSE: TUP) and Armstrong Flooring (NYSE:AFI) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    LPL Financial LLC increased its position in shares of Tupperware Brands Co. (NYSE:TUP) by 9.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 102,259 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,848 shares during the period. LPL Financial LLC’s holdings in Tupperware Brands were worth $4,947,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tupperware Brands (NYSE:TUP) – Equities research analysts at KeyCorp reduced their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for Tupperware Brands in a report issued on Monday, April 9th. KeyCorp analyst J. Gere now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $4.62 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $5.10.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Chemung Financial Corp(CHMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Chemung Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CHMG) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 18th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, June 18th will be given a dividend of 0.26 per share by the bank on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 15th.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Celgene Corporation(CELG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ:CELG) investors would probably like a few do-overs given the company’s stumbles over the past year. First, it suffered a key clinical-trial failure that forced it to ratchet back its long-term sales outlook. Then, the FDA sent it an embarrassing Refusal to File letter for its most-anticipated drug, ozanimod.

  • [By George Budwell]

    With this theme in mind, here is a look at how AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) and Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) made the two most costly mistakes halfway through 2018 and why investors in these two elite biopharmas shouldn’t necessarily panic over these blunders.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Last December, bluebird showed us data from 21 advanced-stage multiple myeloma patients after they received a dose of bb2121, an experimental chimeric antigen receptor t-cell (CAR-T) therapy partnered withCelgene Corporation(NASDAQ:CELG). All of these patients had undergone at least three lines of treatment, and most had seen seven or more.To see any of these patients respond would be impressive, so it’s no wonder investors sent the stock surgingwhen the partners showed us responses from 17 of 18 patients infused with at least 150 million cells.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    BeiGene was almost an unknown name a year ago, but the Chinese biopharma company got a big boost when news hit last July that it would collaborate with biotech giant Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG). Under the terms of the deal, Celgene got rights to non-Asian global sales of a BeiGene candidate treatment for fighting solid cancer tumors. In exchange, BeiGene got the rights to sell Celgene’s Abraxane, Revlimid, and Vidaza in the Chinese market, as well as $263 million in cash, a $150 million equity investment, and Celgene’s existing commercial operations within China.

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    What should investors do with shares of Celgene (CELG) , Biogen Idec (BIIB) , Gilead Science (GILD) and Regeneron (REGN) ? Cramer once proclaimed these high-fliers his “four horsemen of biotech,” but lately they’ve lost all of their traction, with Celgene down 21%, Biogen off 14%, Gilead down 9% and Regeneron off 23% so far this year.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CELG) which traded down 3.69% at $43.50. The stock’s 52-week range is $30.36 to $46.37. Volume was about 60% above the daily average of around 25 million shares. The company reported earnings after markets closed last night that were less grand than investors had hoped for.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc.(MLP)

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    A flurry of mergers in the master-limited partnership (MLP) segment for pipeline companies rocked the energy sector on Thursday, drawing a sanguine response from Wall Street analysts that generally supported the new, more simplified structures.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Seaspan Corporation(SSW)

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Seaspan Corp (NYSE:SSW) have been on fire in 2018, rocketing 50.8% through the end of June, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Several factors helped drive the rebound.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about SEASPAN Corp/SH SH (NYSE:SSW) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SEASPAN Corp/SH SH earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 46.6781458026115 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    That helps to explain why shares of Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) and Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX) are up 36% and 28%, respectively, since the beginning of April. Both performances easily beat the 5% return of the S&P 500 in that span. However, even the healthy gains made recently don’t come close to erasing the losses accumulated in recent years, as both shipping leaders are down over 34% in the last three-year period.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Rental rates aren’t the only thing gaining momentum. Several companies are demonstrably stronger today, including containership leader Seaspan (NYSE:SSW). The investor favorite has made moves to strengthen its long-term prospects just in time to capitalize on rebounding global demand for shipping vessels of nearly every size. Throw in the purchase of a Chinese joint venture, which injected youthful vessels and new contracts into the business, and a $500 million investment from a major shareholder, and it’s easy to see why shares are up 80% in the last year alone.