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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 Shane Hupp]

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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 5 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now

Barclays upgraded shares of Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating in a research report released on Friday morning, MarketBeat.com reports. They currently have $107.00 target price on the biotechnology company’s stock, up from their prior target price of $55.00.

Several other brokerages have also recently weighed in on SRPT. UBS cut Sarepta Therapeutics from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a report on Friday, May 4th. BidaskClub raised Sarepta Therapeutics from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Friday, April 13th. Oppenheimer cut Sarepta Therapeutics from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a report on Friday, May 4th. HC Wainwright set a $96.00 price target on Sarepta Therapeutics and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Friday, May 4th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase reaffirmed an overweight rating and issued a $75.00 price target (up from $63.00) on shares of Sarepta Therapeutics in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seventeen have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Sarepta Therapeutics has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $85.50.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Salesforce.com Inc(CRM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    “I don’t like it when no one knows what’s causing certain stocks to go down. That’s how I felt about the cascading stocks of the ‘cloud kings’ Monday, including salesforce.com (CRM) , Adobe Systems (ADBE) , Splunk (SPLK)  , Red Hat (RHT)  and VMware (VMW) . I have developed enough sources at these companies to know that they fell because they were hitting 52-week highs and that they became intra-day sources of funds for lower-multiple semiconductor stocks,” says TheStreet’s Jim Cramer.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Robinson has four reasons to believe AI and automation benefit everyone…

    Last month, the Asian Development Bank said automation created an extra 34 million jobs in the region. That’s because the tech lowered prices while improving quality for Asian goods. In a 2017 study, Deloitte found that automation in the United Kingdom destroyed 800,000 jobs in the past 15 years, but over that same period, it created 3 million jobs. And they paid an average of $13,500 more than the old ones. The Centre for European Economic Research predicts that by 2021, industrial employment in its home market of Germany will rise by 1.8%. The study says that’s because the tech is making those factories more competitive. And a June 2017 study sponsored by Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) puts the economic growth of AI at $1.1 trillion by 2021. That’s just for cloud-based revenue in the customer relationship–management end of the cloud computing sector.

    And investors can ride this boom to enormous profits too.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) Vice Chairman Keith Block sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $142.11, for a total transaction of $1,421,100.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 30,647 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,355,245.17. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Monroe Capital Corporation(MRCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Monroe Capital Corp (NASDAQ:MRCC) Director Jeffrey A. Golman purchased 8,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 20th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $13.62 per share, with a total value of $108,960.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $136,200. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Moelis & Co (NYSE: MC) and Monroe Capital (NASDAQ:MRCC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Monroe Capital (NASDAQ:MRCC) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hitachi Ltd (HTHIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Some of the larger companies that have begun incorporating blockchain into their industries include:

    Overstock.com (OSTK) , once a retail company, has become one of the biggest blockchain options on the stock market. The company has developed tZERO, a cryptocurrency and blockchain-based registry that complies with the regulations of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. IBM (IBM) has developed blockchain technology that they are using with a large variety of partners in a large variety of industries. One example is their partnership with food retailers, most notably Walmart, to help quickly, efficiently, and securely track the supply chain to help ensure ideal food safety. They have also partnered with Maersk to work on a blockchain platform for global trade. Hitachi (HTHIF) , the Japanese conglomerate that has worked on social infrastructure and IT systems, among other industries, has begun dabbling in blockchain. It has released reports about how it believes the technology can positively impact the financial sector, and how it could potentially be used to create new services for businesses.

    There are also ETFs that one can invest in that hold a number of stocks related to blockchain. For example, the Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF (BLCN) holds stocks in all of the examples above, as well as Intel (INTC) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) .

  • [By ]

    The vast dealer network, built up over the more than 90 years that Caterpillar has been in operation, is the key competitive advantage that the company possesses. While Caterpillar’s products are renowned for quality and low downtime, it is the availability of the support service on an international level in tandem with a reputation for product quality is what gives Caterpillar its edge, and has given it pole position among the world’s construction machinery manufacturers in 2017 based on construction equipment sales, outranking Komatsu Ltd. (OTCPK:KMTUF) (OTCPK:KMTUY), Hitachi Ltd. (OTCPK:HTHIF) (OTCPK:HTHIY), Volvo (OTCPK:VOLVF) (OTCPK:VOLVY), the privately-held Liebherr group, the Chinese government-owned XCMG Group, the Doosan Infracore subsidiary of the Doosan Group conglomerate, Sany (OTCPK:SNYYF) (OTC:SNYYY), and John Deere & Co.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nabors Industries Ltd.(NBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nabors Industries (NYSE:NBR) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 39,104,204 shares, a drop of 6.2% from the April 13th total of 41,702,268 shares. Currently, 11.5% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 6,716,985 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.8 days.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    The most frustrating kind of investment out there is one that looks to have potential, but continues to squander it. Nabors Industries (NYSE:NBR) is an example of this kind of company, and its most recent earnings report was another instance of why it is so vexing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had a mildly positive day on Friday, and gains of between 0.1% and 0.3% were common for most of the major benchmark indexes. Without any outright hostility among leaders of the G-7 nations in their summit in Canada’s Quebec City, investors seemed content to go into the weekend with confidence in the prospects for the U.S. economy and its biggest businesses. Yet some individual companies had bad news that held their shares back from participating in the rally. Nabors Industries (NYSE:NBR), PolarityTE (NASDAQ:COOL), and Evolus (NASDAQ:EOLS) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tiffany & Co.(TIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) got a boost, shooting up 18 percent to $121.088 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    It’s all retail all the time this week, with Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS), Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW), Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), and Tiffany & Co (NYSE: TIF) among the big names scheduled to report. Last week saw mixed signals from retailers, with Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) both delivering impressive results while J.C. Penney Company Inc. (NYSE: JCP) and Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) received poor reviews from the Street. TGT is arguably the biggest one to watch in the days ahead (see more detail below).

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares jumped 28.5 percent to $14.91 in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) rose 21.5 percent to $19.44. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) jumped 16.3 percent to $118.92 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares gained 13.4 percent to $132.225 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    OneSmart International Edun Gr Ltd – ADR (NYSE: ONE) shares rose 12.2 percent to $13.52
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares gained 11.4 percent to $2.2164 after surging 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) rose 10.4 percent to $13.02 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    KemPharm, Inc. (NASDAQ: KMPH) gained 10.3 percent to $6.725. Janney Capital initiated coverage on KemPharm with a Buy rating.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 10 percent to $2.1894 after climbing 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) rose 9.5 percent to $93.92. Lowe's reported downbeat results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) jumped 9.1 percent to $0.829 after the company’s subsidiary IMT Vislink received a $1.4 million order from the U.S. Air Force.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) rose 8.6 percent to $2.34 after dropping 10.04 percent on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 8.4 percent to $34.99. American Equity Investment Life confirmed preliminary talks related to a potential deal.
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  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) Q1 premarket
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) Q4 premarket
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) Q1 premarket
    Lowe’s Companies, Inc (NYSE: LOW) Q1 premarket
    L Brands, Inc (NYSE: LB) Q1 after hours
    NetApp, Inc (NASDAQ: NTAP) Q4 after hours

    IPOs

Top Growth Stocks For 2019

Mettler-Toledo International (MTD) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after beating earnings forecasts and offering upbeat guidance.

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Mettler-Toledo gained 6.7% to $462.67 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.7% to 2,297.42.

Wells Fargo analystsTim Evans andSara Silverman call it “another very strong quarter” for Mettler-Toledo but contend its too expensive to be buying now:

Mettler-Toledoreported a strong revenue and EPS beat driven by broad strength across the portfolio as well as a benefit from ongoing operational initiatives contributing to the bottom line. The company also raised 2017 revenue and EPS guidance on stronger organic growth as well as a benefit on the bottom line from the new FASB accounting rule for stock options, partially offset by stronger FX headwinds.Mettler-Toledo continues to be the most consistent performer in our coverage universe–a factor for which investors have been willing to pay a premium multiple. We have admittedly been wrong to sit on the sidelines, and Mettler-Toledo’s continued execution in the face of choppy end markets makes us acutely aware of our error. That stated, the stock’s near-peak multiple continues to keep us from jumping in.

Top Growth Stocks For 2019: Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P.(CLMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:CLMT) is attempting to shift gears as it refocuses around higher-margin refined chemicals products. The plan sounds good on paper, and the independent refiner appears to be making progress. However, after a doubling of the price over the past year, most investors need to think carefully before jumping on this bandwagon. Here’s why.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.36 per share on revenue of $757.65 million.

    Pointer Telocation Ltd. (NASDAQ: PNTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $20.22 million.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Two turnaround stocks drawing attention from investors are propane distributor Ferrellgas Partners L.P. (NYSE:FGP) and specialty refiner Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP (NASDAQ:CLMT). They’ve had very different trajectories in the last year, with the former losing 35% and the latter gaining 108%. However, the biggest problem facing each business is the same: suffocating debt.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 15.6 percent to $25.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 15.3 percent to $82.75 in pre-market trading. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) rose 12.6 percent to $8.95 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.59 in the pre-market trading session after the company issued strong revenue forecast for the first fiscal half of 2018.
    HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCHC) rose 5.6 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.79 in pre-market trading. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IMMY) rose 5.2 percent to $2.52 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 4.1 percent to $10.35 in pre-market trading after climbing 75.31 percent on Tuesday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 3.8 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading. The stock rose over 10 percent Tuesday after reporting its Phase 1 clinical update on XEN901 demonstrated a favorable PK profile.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) rose 3.5 percent to $11.01 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.98 in pre-market trading after Buffett's Berkshire more than doubled its stake in Teva.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $31.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported results for its fourth quarter.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.00 in pre-market t

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nabors Industries (NYSE:NBR) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 39,104,204 shares, a drop of 6.2% from the April 13th total of 41,702,268 shares. Currently, 11.5% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 6,716,985 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.8 days.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    The most frustrating kind of investment out there is one that looks to have potential, but continues to squander it. Nabors Industries (NYSE:NBR) is an example of this kind of company, and its most recent earnings report was another instance of why it is so vexing.

Top Growth Stocks For 2019: RBC Bearings Incorporated(ROLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ:ROLL) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $140.67.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on RBC Bearings (ROLL)

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018

Washington’s increased scrutiny of technology giants could spell trouble for their stocks, if history is any guide.

Technology is the least regulated industry sector, with just 27,000 regulations versus 215,000 for manufacturing and 128,000 for the financial sector, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. That light touch could change in the wake of Facebook’s consumer data scandal, likely leading to significant pressure on the best-performing S&P 500 industry sector.

“Tobacco (1992), financial (2010), biotech (2015) industries illustrate how waves of regulation can lead to investment underperformance,” Michael Hartnett, chief investment strategist at BofAML, said in a Sunday report. The statement is his 10th and last in a list of reasons to reduce holdings of technology stocks this year.

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Pretium Resources, Inc.(PVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a down day for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting triple-digit losses even as broader benchmarks had much smaller moves. Market participants largely focused their attention on the inflation front, as March consumer price index numbers showed a 0.2% rise in the core rate excluding food and energy. Year-over-year price changes have accelerated, seemingly giving the Federal Reserve more justification to continue raising interest rates. Yet even though many stocks generally react unfavorably to inflation fears, there were some big gainers that had good news. Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT), Pretium (NYSE:PVG), and Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Pretium Resources (PVG) remains on target with its development of what will be a world-class gold mine in British Columbia. The Brucejack property is slated to begin commercial production in mid-2017.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Clean Diesel Technologies Inc.(CDTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTI) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.18 per share on revenue of $10.25 million.

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $22.10 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Prestige Brand Holdings Inc.(PBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Castor believes the cash has disappeared into working capital, which has grown from 23% to more than 50% since 2008. Comparable company PrestigeBrand (PBH) uses 11%; Unilever(UL) and Colgate-Palmolive(CL) far less.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Neptune Technologies & Bioresources Inc(NEPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (NASDAQ: NEPT) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $9.70 million.

    Apigee Corp (NASDAQ: APIC) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.27 per share on revenue of $23.17 million.

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  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, our Under the Radar Movers newsletter suggested small cap functional ingredient stock Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (NASDAQ: NEPT) as a long/bullish trade:

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Nabors Industries Ltd.(NBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    While Loop maintains a Buy rating on all of the stocks mentioned above, Guggenheim analyst Michael LaMotte isn’t quite so bullish on the sector. Earlier this week, LaMotte downgraded the following oil services stocks from Buy to Neutral:

    Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI)
    Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc (NYSE: FMSA)
    Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE: HP)
    Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR)
    Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB)
    Halliburton
    Superior Energy Services

    Guggenheim also cut its 2017 oil price forecast from $55 to $48/bbl.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Last night, Weatherford International (WFT) reported a smaller than expected loss and announcing an alliance with Nabors Industries (NBR)–and the news was celebrated by the market.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Pete Najarian was watching Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR). He said that the stock has been trading in a range between $8 and $18 over the last 52 weeks and although it spiked 2.82 percent on Wednesday, it's still close to the lower end of the range. Anticipating a move higher, traders were buying the June 11 calls for $0.30. Around 6,000 contracts were bought in the first half of the session. The trade breaks even at $11.30 or 10.78 percent above the current market price. Pete Najarian decided to buy the calls and he is going to hold them for 4-5 weeks.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report", Jon Najarian spoke about Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR). He said that somebody bought 6,500 contracts of the July 11 calls for $0.50 in the first half of the session. The trade breaks even at $11.50 or 16.28 percent above the current market price. Jon Najarian has a long position in the name and he is planning to hold it for a month.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) rose by 22.3% to $16.11 on Wednesday. Its volume of 17.4 million shares was about 2.5 times normal trading volume. Nabors has a consensus analyst price target of $15.04 and a 52-week trading range of $4.93 to $16.50. The company has a total market cap of $4.6 billion.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Wins Finance Holdings Inc.(WINS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS) and Old Second Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: OSBC).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS) and Navient Corp (NASDAQ: NAVI).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: NeuroMetrix Inc.(NURO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    NeuroMetrix (NURO) makes and markets wearable neuro-stimulation therapeutic devices. Cash per share is $1.37, with the stock selling more than 20% below that.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: LaSalle Hotel Properties(LHO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) fell about 14% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $24.00 after closing at $28.25 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $31.75. Volume of about 12.2 million was more than 10 times the daily average. The company’s results were hit hard by Hurricane Irma.

  • [By Marshall Hargrave]

    The other key benefit for Strategic is that it enjoys industry-leading earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) per available room. For 2012, Strategic generated $81 per room of EBITDA. Compare this to top comps LaSalle Hotel (NYSE: LHO) at $74 per room and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) at $71. The reason for this is that Strategic is much less reliant than its peers on rooms, with much greater exposure to food and beverages. Strategic earns 53% of its revenue from rooms, while its peers get around 66% of revenues from rooms.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: PDM) dropped about 3.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.35. Shares closed at $17.98 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.74. Volume was about 60% above the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: AxoGen, Inc.(AXGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN) was down, falling around 10 percent to $22.42. AxoGen reported a proposed public offering of common stock.

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Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018

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Down almost 12 percent year-to-date, the Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLF) is the worst performer among the nine established sector SPDR exchange traded funds this year. XLF is far from the only financial services offender as ETFs tracking the S&P 500's second-largest sector are being plagued by the flattening yield curve and lower oil prices, among other factors.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: ENI S.p.A.(E)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Big Oil stocks are the seven “oil supermajors” that do everything from oil drilling to refining to retail sales. This is a list of the Big Oil companies:

    Big Oil CompanyShare PriceYTDMarket CapExxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM)$83.44-7.58%$353.13BChevron Co. (NYSE: CVX)$113.56-3.5%$217.62BConocoPhillips Co. (NYSE: COP)$48.21-3.78%$61.42BRoyal Dutch Shell Plc. (NYSE ADR: RDS.A)$52.35-3.82%$221.08BBP Plc. (NYSE ADR: BP)$34.12-8.71%$112.69BTotal SA (NYSE: TOT)$50.26-1.35%$124.6BEni SpA (NYSE: E)$31.51-2.3%$58.69B

    Despite being huge global oil companies, shares of Big Oil stocks are all in the red this year. Those losses have all happened even as the Dow is smashing record highs and trading up 6.4% year to date.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Reuters reported last week that the company is considering selling its 2,500 service stations in Italy for a tidy 500 million (about $538 million). The rumored buyer is private equity giant Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO), also rumored to be interested in buying 2,600 Italian service stations from a joint venture between Italy’s Eni SpA (NYSE: E) and Total SA (NYSE: TOT).

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Specifically, the oil supermajors are ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), BP Plc. (NYSE: BP), Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (NYSE ADR: RDS.A), Conoco Phillips (NYSE: COP), Eni SpA (NYSE ADR: E), and Total SA (NYSE ADR: TOT).

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Enbridge Inc(ENB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap energy transportation and distribution stock Enbridge Inc (NYSE: ENB):

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Not to be outdone, rival Canadian oil pipeline giant Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) announced a transformational gas-focused deal of its own, agreeing to acquire U.S. pipeline company Spectra Energy (NYSE:SE) for $28 billion. That transaction will catapult Enbridge past TransCanada and create the largest energy infrastructure company in North America. Further, the deal will bolster Enbridge’s near-term capital project backlog to $20 billion, while enhancing its inventory of longer-term investment opportunities to $37 billion. This pipeline supports Enbridge’s view that it can increase its dividend by 10% to 12% annually through 2024.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Panhandle Royalty Company(PHX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Energy sector was the top gainer in the US market on Friday. Top gainers in the sector included Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX), and SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM).

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX) and PolarityTE Inc. (NASDAQ: COOL).

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Nabors Industries Ltd.(NBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) rose by 22.3% to $16.11 on Wednesday. Its volume of 17.4 million shares was about 2.5 times normal trading volume. Nabors has a consensus analyst price target of $15.04 and a 52-week trading range of $4.93 to $16.50. The company has a total market cap of $4.6 billion.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    While Loop maintains a Buy rating on all of the stocks mentioned above, Guggenheim analyst Michael LaMotte isn’t quite so bullish on the sector. Earlier this week, LaMotte downgraded the following oil services stocks from Buy to Neutral:

    Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI)
    Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc (NYSE: FMSA)
    Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE: HP)
    Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR)
    Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB)
    Halliburton
    Superior Energy Services

    Guggenheim also cut its 2017 oil price forecast from $55 to $48/bbl.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report", Jon Najarian spoke about Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR). He said that somebody bought 6,500 contracts of the July 11 calls for $0.50 in the first half of the session. The trade breaks even at $11.50 or 16.28 percent above the current market price. Jon Najarian has a long position in the name and he is planning to hold it for a month.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Weatherford International plc(WFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Jon Najarian spoke on CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report" about unusual options activity in Weatherford International Plc (NYSE: WFT). The stock was trading more than 2.5 percent higher and options traders were buying the October 4.50 calls. Over 13,000 contracts were traded and the first block was huge. Najarian explained that an institutional trader was behind the first block and he decided to follow the trade. He is planning to hold the long position for two weeks.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) dropped about 5.6% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $3.39 after closing at $3.59 on Thursday. Volume was about 23.4 million, around 5% less than the daily average of nearly 24 million shares. Another oilfield services company getting gored by falling oil prices.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Weatherford International (WFT) has climbed 7.8% to $6.35 after announcing a joint venture with Schlumberger (SLB). Schlumberger has declined 0.4% to $76.67.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    When Weatherford International (WFT) announced that it had named Halliburton (HAL) CFO Mark McCollumits new CEO, its shares jumped as some observers contended itincreased the odds of an acquisition by the oil-services giant. It looks like they picked the wrong oil-services giant, however, as Weatherford and Schlumberger (SLB) announced a joint venture late Friday, one that has sent Weatherford’s shares soaring and earned it an upgrade from Wells Fargo analystsJudson Bailey andColeman Sullivan. They explain why:

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    We are upgrading WFT to Outperform from Market Perform as we like the hire of Mark McCollum as CEO and now the formation of the OneStim JV, which gives us greater confidence in improving operations and the de-levering of the balance sheet long-term. We view the JV announcement between WFT and SLB late Friday as a positive outcome for WFT as it provides an immediate cash infusion of $535 MM and a 30% stake in what will likely be a stronger #2 competitor to HAL in NAM pressure pumping/completion services. We value the OneStim JV today at approximately $4 Bn ($1.2 Bn to WFT) with the potential for value uplift to $6-7 Bn assuming SLB improves utilization for WFTs pressure pumping assets.

    Shares of Weatherford International have risen 9% to $5.89, while Schlumberger has fallen more than 1% to $77 and Halliburton has fallen 1.3% to $49. TheVanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH) has declined 0.64%.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Last night, Weatherford International (WFT) reported a smaller than expected loss and announcing an alliance with Nabors Industries (NBR)–and the news was celebrated by the market.

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    No wonder: Weatherford reported a loss of 32 cents a share, less than the 34 cent loss analysts had predicted, on sales of $1.41 billion. Weatherford also said that it would team up with Nabors Industries to offer “integrated drilling solutions,” something we can only imagine is a response to consolidation in the oil-services space.

    Still, not everyone is thrilled with Weatherford’s numbers. Stephens analyst Matthew Marietta, for instance, claims that his “Underweight thesis [is] intact” despite teh better than expected earnings:

    Weatherfordreported $1.41 bil. of 4Q revenue, in line with cons./us. However EBITDA/margin of $67 mil./4.8% were below cons. at $88 mil./6.2% and our $105 mil./7.4% estimates. Despite shutting down its less profitable pressure pumping business for ~1/2 of 4Q, EBITDA/margin underperformance was due to weaker than expected revs/margins in Int’l (excl. MENA/Asia) and Land Drilling, and 8% q/q NAM growth (large cap peers up 9%-15%). Op. EPS was slightly ahead of cons., but benefited from a $27 mil./11% q/q reduction inDepreciation & Amortization and adjustments for $245 mil. (or ~$0.27/sh) of net non-recurring items (>$1.6 bil. total in 2016). Though net debt improved ~$500 mil. q/q, it was largely achieved by diluting shareholders ~9% and ultimately increased total debt to $7.6 bil. We remain UW based on non-recurring charges hitting for 20th straight quarter, ongoing balance sheet concerns/shareholder dilution risk, North America underperformance, and near-term declines across various Int’l markets.

    Shares of Weatherford International have jumped 12% to $5.81 at 12:12 p.m. today, while Nabors Industries has fallen 3% to $15.79.