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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: 8×8 Inc(EGHT)

8×8, Inc. develops and markets telecommunications services for Internet protocol (IP), telephony, and video applications. The company offers 8×8 Virtual Office Business Telephone Service, an alternative to traditional private branch exchange systems that offers automated attendants to assist callers; extension-to-extension dialing services; direct inward dial; conference bridge, 3-way calling, music on hold, call park/pick-up, call transfer, hunt groups, and do not disturb services; voice mail, including email alerts and direct transfer to mailbox; call waiting/caller-ID; distinctive tone ringing; and optional receptionist console applications. Its products also include 8×8 Complete Contact Center, an integrated hosted call center solution that consists of skill-based routing, multi-media management, real time monitoring and reporting, voice recording and logging, historical reporting, interactive voice response, CRM integration, and contact and case management tools; 8×8 IP Telephones; 8×8 Virtual Meeting, a video Web conferencing service; and 8×8 Managed Hosting and Cloud-Based Computing Solutions. In addition, the company offers 8×8 Virtual Office Pro Unified Communications that allows subscribers to manage business communications functions online and delivers various tools, such as Microsoft Outlook contacts and corporate directory integration; virtual meeting; Virtual Office Mobile extension; fax; call recording; presence management; and a view of voicemails, recordings, FAX messages, calls, and chat history. The company markets its services under 8×8 brand to end users through direct sales force, Web site, and third party resellers primarily in the United States. As of June 30, 2011, it had approximately 25,000 business customers. 8×8, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Equities research analysts at William Blair started coverage on shares of 8X8 (NASDAQ:EGHT) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The firm set a “buy” rating on the technology company’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Anders Bylund]

    RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) led the way with a 26.3% surge, followed by 8×8 (NYSE:EGHT) at 13.8% and Vonage Holdings (NYSE:VG) scoring a 10.7% gain. All of these one-month returns crushed the broader market, as the S&P 500 benchmark notched just a 3% gain last month.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc(ZIOP)

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc., incorporated on May 16, 2005, is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is seeking to acquire, develop and commercialize, on its own or with partners, a portfolio of cancer therapies through synthetic immuno-oncology. The Company’s clinical-stage product candidate, Ad-RTS-IL-12, is used with the oral activator veledimex. Its Ad-RTS-IL-12 + veledimex uses gene delivery system to produce interleukin-12 (IL-12), a potent, naturally occurring anti-cancer protein. The Company’s initial drug candidate being developed using the synthetic immuno-oncology platform is Ad-RTS-IL-12 + veledimex.

The Company in collaboration with Intrexon Corporation is focused on chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR+ T) products. The Company in collaboration with Intrexon plans to develop treatments for graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), a major complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT), which impairs the quality of life and survival of many recipients. Allogeneic HSCT is used for the treatment of various diseases, including hematological malignancies, immunological deficiencies, as well as non-malignant conditions. Approximately 40 to 60% of HSCT recipients develop GvHD, either acute or chronic, when immune (graft) cells in a transplant patient recognize their engrafted host as foreign and attack the patient’s (host) cells. Immunosuppressive agents and systemic steroids routinely used to treat GvHD have limited efficacy and toxicity. Human studies have shown that administration of low-dose subcutaneous IL-2 in patients with steroid-refractory GvHD acts through Tregs to ameliorate its manifestations.

Ad-RTS-IL-12 + veledimex

The Company’s Ad-RTS-IL-12 + veledimex has been evaluated in two Phase II studies, the first for the treatment of metastatic melanoma, and the second for the treatment of unresectable recurrent or metastatic breast cancer. The Company is evaluating Ad-RTS-IL-12 + veledimex, in brain cancer and breast cancer. It h! as developed an adenoviral vector, Ad-RTS-IL-12, administered intratumorally under the control of the RheoSwitch Therapeutic System (RTS) expression platform. Gene expression and subsequent IL-12 protein production is tightly controlled by the activator ligand veledimex.

Ad-RTS-IL-12 + veledimex for malignant glioma

The Company has initiated the Phase I study for malignant glioma. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted orphan drug designation of Ad-RTS-IL-12 + veledimex for the treatment of malignant glioma.

Ad-RTS-IL-12 + veledimex for metastatic breast cancer and melanoma

The Company has completed the Phase II monotherapy studies in melanoma and breast cancer using Ad-RTS-IL-12 + veledimex. The Company has initiated a Phase Ib/II study of Ad-RTS-hIL-12 + veledimex following chemotherapy for the treatment of patients with locally metastatic breast cancer.

The Company competes with Novartis/University of Pennsylvania, Bluebird bio/Celgene/Baylor College of Medicine, Kite Pharma/National Cancer Institute, Juno Therapeutics/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Cellectis/Pfizer, Adaptimmune/GSK, Celgene, NantKwest, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers, Incyte, Merck and Roche.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of ZIOP. MSD Partners L.P. increased its position in ZIOPHARM Oncology by 222.1% during the 4th quarter. MSD Partners L.P. now owns 10,986,258 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $20,544,000 after buying an additional 7,575,758 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC bought a new position in ZIOPHARM Oncology during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $1,647,000. Ibex Investors LLC bought a new position in ZIOPHARM Oncology during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $755,000. Bank of America Corp DE increased its position in ZIOPHARM Oncology by 198.1% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 99,565 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $301,000 after buying an additional 201,063 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Old West Investment Management LLC increased its position in ZIOPHARM Oncology by 784.7% during the 4th quarter. Old West Investment Management LLC now owns 223,319 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $417,000 after buying an additional 198,077 shares in the last quarter. 40.12% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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    ZIOPHARM Oncology Company Profile (NASDAQ:ZIOP)

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Ziopharm Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:ZIOP)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 05, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Keith Speights]

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Hot Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019

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Activist investor Carl Icahn’s push to derail Cigna Corp.’s proposed $54 billion takeover of pharmacy-benefits firm Express Scripts Holding Co. isn’t convincing one big shareholder.

Glenview Capital Management LLC publicly backed the deal today in a letter to Cigna shareholders, urging other investors to do the same, saying the company is actually paying a cheap price for Express Scripts compared with similar takeovers in the past. That rebuts Icahn’s statements that the health insurer is “dramatically overpaying” for a company facing existential threats.

Hot Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New(SIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
    Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Six Flags Entertainment Corp (NYSE:SIX) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and seven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $71.13.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    In this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, Vincent Shen and Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline take a first pass at understanding what it takes to run a theme park with three of the biggest names in the industry — Six Flags (NYSE:SIX), Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN), and SeaWorld (NYSE:SEAS).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SIX (CURRENCY:SIX) traded down 0.6% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 15:00 PM Eastern on February 4th. One SIX token can currently be bought for about $0.0061 or 0.00000177 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Coinsuper, Liquid and Stellarport. SIX has a total market cap of $1.68 million and $58,579.00 worth of SIX was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, SIX has traded down 6.5% against the US dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.(KERX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.00.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX) dropped nearly 20% last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The pharma company announced second-quarter and first-half 2018 results that included disappointing sales revenue for its only drug, Auryxia. As a result, sales lagged behind consensus estimates despite delivering strong year-over-year growth.

Hot Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: NewJersey Resources Corporation(NJR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    New Jersey Resources Corp (NYSE:NJR) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $48.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of New Jersey Resources Co. (NYSE:NJR) by 116.9% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 172,203 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 92,819 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in New Jersey Resources were worth $6,905,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about New Jersey Resources (NYSE:NJR) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. New Jersey Resources earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.4143329064271 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    United Services Automobile Association raised its holdings in New Jersey Resources Corp (NYSE:NJR) by 16.4% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 135,890 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,102 shares during the period. United Services Automobile Association’s holdings in New Jersey Resources were worth $6,081,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    New Jersey Resources (NYSE:NJR) had its price objective upped by equities research analysts at Argus from $45.00 to $49.00 in a report released on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the utilities provider’s stock. Argus’ target price suggests a potential upside of 9.74% from the stock’s current price.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) posted a share price gain of 1.3% last week, but the boost was not enough to let the company shake off its ranking as the worst-performing Dow Jones industrial averagestock of this year. So far in 2018, the shares have lost 20.2%.

The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), which is down 16.3%. That is followed by Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), down 15.6%, 3M Co (NYSE: MMM), down 12.8%, and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), down 8.9%. With the exception of Walmart, which is spending some $15 billion to acquire a majority stake in India’s Flipkart, the five worst performers all cut their losses last week, with GE adding about 3.6% to its share price.

The Dow added 568.66 points over the course of the last week to close at 24,24,831.17, up 2.3% for the week. For the year to date, the consumer staples sector has dropped nearly 13%, the worst among the 10 market sectors.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sierra Bancorp(BSRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC trimmed its position in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) by 41.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,173 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,846 shares during the quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC owned 0.07% of Sierra Bancorp worth $298,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: NewJersey Resources Corporation(NJR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    New Jersey Resources (NYSE:NJR) had its price objective upped by equities research analysts at Argus from $45.00 to $49.00 in a report released on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the utilities provider’s stock. Argus’ target price suggests a potential upside of 9.74% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of New Jersey Resources Co. (NYSE:NJR) by 116.9% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 172,203 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 92,819 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in New Jersey Resources were worth $6,905,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP(TEP)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. trimmed its position in shares of Tallgrass Energy Partners LP (NYSE:TEP) by 21.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 686,632 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 190,040 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned approximately 0.94% of Tallgrass Energy Partners worth $26,016,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Earlier this year, Tallgrass Energy GP (NYSE:TEGP) agreed to acquire its master limited partnership,Tallgrass Energy Partners (NYSE:TEP) in an all-stock deal. This transaction is one of many similar ones in the sector over the past few years as energy infrastructure companies have had to grapple with the fallout of the oil market downturn. Like the deals before it, and those announced afterward, the transaction will create one stronger entity that’s well positioned to grow in the coming years while still offering income-seeking investors a generous income stream. That income with upside makes Tallgrass a stock that investors will want to keep on their radar, especially considering the strength of its financial profile.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now

Citigroup’s Alastair Syme and team argue that the earnings from big oil companies like Chevron (CVX), Total (TOT) and Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) will be bad…real bad. But that won’t stop the stocks from outperforming. They explain why:

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Negative headlines, positive performance: We expect the majority of Big Oil companies to post negative 1Q16 earnings, a brutal headline, but one that clearly reflects the impact of cyclical oil price lows this quarter. The outlook can improve. Our positive thesis on the Big Oil group reflects a belief that the market still only discounts modest oil recovery we think c. $40/bbl is imbedded in valuations and a view that the group can drive self-help gains to boost profitability even in a low price environment. Signs of this self-help should be evident in 1Q operating performance: we expect to see the delivery of top-line growth (taking market share versus broader industry) and a continued reduction in operating costs, building on substantial cost-cutting through 2015.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: NewJersey Resources Corporation(NJR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Caterpillar, Inc.(CAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) reported first-quarter 2018 results before markets opened Tuesday. The heavy equipment firm posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.82 on revenues of $12.9 billion. In the same period a year ago, the company reported adjusted EPS of $1.28 on revenues of $9.8 billion. First-quarter results also compare to consensus estimates for EPS of $2.07 and $11.93 billion in revenues.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for $2.08 in EPS and $11.98 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $153.25, in a 52-week range of $93.81 to $173.24. The consensus analyst target is $178.26.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) traded up 2.31% at $158.81. The stock’s 52-week range is $90.34 to $173.24. Volume was about 30% lower than the daily average of around 5.4 million. The company had no specific news Thursday.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Magic Software Enterprises Ltd.(MGIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Monday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on MGIC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Magic Software Enterprises from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. BidaskClub cut shares of Magic Software Enterprises from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, HC Wainwright set a $10.00 target price on shares of Magic Software Enterprises and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $9.81.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $67.07 million.

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Princeton Capital Management LLC grew its position in IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 3.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,998 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 421 shares during the quarter. IPG Photonics accounts for about 1.2% of Princeton Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 27th largest position. Princeton Capital Management LLC’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $2,800,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Expectations were high for high-power laser-maker IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP). Last year was one of the strongest years in the company’s history, and the stock price more than doubled. The company’s had several years of stellar results and going into its financial report, investors were fearing a slowdown and were looking for any indication that IPG’s trend could continue — and they got just what they were looking for.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Advantus Capital Management Inc reduced its position in shares of IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 16.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 3,859 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 763 shares during the period. Advantus Capital Management Inc’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $901,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: TFS Financial Corporation(TFSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top Bank Stocks To Own For 2018

ING has received a lot of analyst attention recently, most of which seems to have been positive. What’s going on and what should investors do about it?

You might well think, “nothing at all!” Why would you buy a bank – of all sectors – in a politically fractious, institutionally half-built currency zone?

The answer breaks down into three parts. Risk, growth and opportunity.

Risk: It would take a lot for investors to have to provide capital to ING

Start with the dividend yield: this should be over 6% through the medium term. This yield does of course reflects a risk premium for Europe. However, I would stress that I don’t think it reflects perceived risk in the stock. There are a number of reasons for this:

GDP growth in the Netherlands is forecast by the ECB at 1.7-2% for 2016-17. Bear in mind that this level is similar to where many observers see US trend growth for now. ING also operates in Germany (1.6% ECB forecast for both years) Belgium (1.2%, 1.6%) and Poland (3.7%,3.6%). So the overall “Eurozone risk” – much of which is political – needs to be distinguished from the central growth scenario of the ECB, which gives ING a supportive, if not entirely scintillating, macro backdrop. Events such as Brexit might dampen the growth but a recession seems unlikely.

Top Bank Stocks To Own For 2018: Veritiv Corporation(VRTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o

Top Bank Stocks To Own For 2018: TCP Capital Corp.(TCPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TCP Capital (NASDAQ:TCPC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TCP Capital (NASDAQ:TCPC)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities research analysts at National Securities in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. They presently have a $17.00 price objective on the investment management company’s stock. National Securities’ price target indicates a potential upside of 17.24% from the stock’s previous close.

Top Bank Stocks To Own For 2018: NewJersey Resources Corporation(NJR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Bank Stocks To Own For 2018: eHealth Inc.(EHTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $18.64 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.

    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) shares were also up, gaining 25 percent to $28.35 following Q1 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) got a boost, shooting up 19 percent to $19.04 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $301.12 following strong quarterly results.

Top Bank Stocks To Own For 2018: 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.