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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

Nearly everyone has focused on Aurora Cannabis’ (NYSE:ACB) great opportunity in the Canadian recreational marijuana market. The company has gotten off to a pretty good start with that opportunity, capturing a 20% market share in its latest quarter.

But nearly everyone also knows that Aurora’s future rides largely on international medical marijuana markets. The largest of these international opportunities right now is Germany. On Tuesday, Aurora Cannabis announced that it had begun selling cannabis oils to German pharmacies. It’s a milestone that should mean that higher revenue and profit margins are on the way.

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The leader in Germany

Germany reformed its laws in 2017, allowing easy patient access to medical cannabis and providing full insurance coverage. However, the country didn’t have the infrastructure for domestic cannabis production. That opened the door for Canadian marijuana producers.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tarena International, Inc.(TEDU)

Tarena International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, primarily provides information technology (IT) professional education services through part-time and full-time classes in the Peoples Republic of China. It offers education courses in 11 IT subjects, such as Java, .NET, C++, software testing, PHP, embedded, Android, iOS, Big Data, Web front-end development, and Linux and network engineering; and 3 non-IT subjects comprising digital art, online sales and marketing, and accounting through live distance instruction, classroom-based tutoring, and online learning modules. The company also provides two kid education programs, including Tongcheng and Tongmei. Tarena International, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Beijing, the Peoples Republic of China.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schroder Investment Management Group trimmed its holdings in Tarena International Inc (NASDAQ:TEDU) by 7.9% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 1,716,054 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 146,939 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group’s holdings in Tarena International were worth $12,922,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Tarena International Inc (NASDAQ:TEDU) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $12.93.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tarena International Inc (NASDAQ:TEDU) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have given a hold rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $16.21.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Broadcom Corporation(BRCM)

Broadcom Corporation (Broadcom), incorporated in August 16, 1991, provides semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. The Company offers a portfolio of system-on-a-chip solutions (SoCs) that deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. The Company operates in two segments: Broadband and Connectivity, and Infrastructure and Networking. The Companys solutions are used globally by manufacturers and are embedded in an array of communications products.

Broadband and Connectivity

The Companys Broadband and Connectivity segment includes set-top box solutions, broadband modem solutions, connectivity solutions and a range of other technologies. The Companys products include set-top boxes (STBs), central office broadband access equipment, residential gateways, stand-alone broadband access modems and a range of consumer devices, including smartphones and tablets, wearable devices, personal computers (PCs), laptops and access points, among others. Set-top box solutions include transcoding, digital video recording functionality, networking capabilities, and tuners to enable channel change and simultaneous recordings. The Company offers platform solutions for cable, satellite, Internet Protocol and terrestrial STBs. The Company also offers platform solutions for digital subscriber line (DSL), cable and fiber for both central office deployments and consumer premise equipment (CPE).

Broadcoms connectivity solutions include integrated and discrete Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and near field communication (NFC) solutions. The Company offers its wireless connectivity solutions to devices, such as smartphones; tablets; laptops and related peripherals; wireless home routers and gateways; printers; handheld media devices; home gaming systems; smart TVs and connected STBs, as well as a range of wearable and connected devices, including watches and glasses, smoke alarms and thermostats. The Company also offers hi! gh performance, low power Wi-Fi chipsets. The Company supports a range of value added features on top of its Wi-Fi solutions, including WiFi Direct, WiFi Display and Miracast.

The Company offers Bluetooth silicon and software solutions. The Companys other broadband and connectivity technologies include small cell/femtocell solutions, location (GPS) and touch controllers. It offers third generation (3G) or fourth generation (4G) platform solutions for femtocells and small and residential cells. The Company also offers a family of GPS, assisted GPS (A-GPS) and GNSS semiconductor products, software and data services. Its location-based services technology delivers data to its GNSS devices. In addition, the Company offers touch controllers to one customer, which are integrated circuits designed to process signals from touch screens on mobile devices.

Infrastructure and Networking

The Companys Infrastructure and Networking segment includes Ethernet switches and PHYs, which includes switches and fabrics; copper and optical transceivers; backplane and optical front-end physical layer devices; processors, including multicore processors. It offers other Infrastructure and Networking technologies, including knowledge-based processors, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) solutions, microwave backhaul solutions and radio head digital front ends. The Company also offers a family of Ethernet controllers. The Companys products include service provider metro equipment; edge and core routers, wireless infrastructure and wireless access points; switches and routers; servers and workstations; network interface cards; local area network (LAN) on motherboard applications; optical networks and dense wave division multiplexing applications; security appliances; storage controllers; microwave links for wireless backhaul; cellular remote radio heads; automobile Ethernet networks; point-of-sale equipment, and other embedded system-on-a-chip (SoC) subsystems.

The Compan! y offers ! a set of Ethernet switching products that are optimized for service provider networks, data center implementations, and enterprise and small-and-medium businesses. The Companys service provider switch portfolio enables carrier or service provider networks to support a number of services in the wireless backhaul, access, aggregation and core of their networks. For enterprise applications, the Company offers product families that combine multi-layer switching capabilities and wire-speed Gigabit, 10, 40 and 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) Ethernet switching performance for unified wired and wireless enterprise business networks. Its ethernet copper transceivers are used for high-speed network connections and support energy efficient Ethernet, data encryption and time synchronization at one or 10 Gbps.

Broadcoms BroadR-Reach automotive solutions allow multiple in-vehicle systems, such as infotainment, on-board diagnostics and automated driver assistance to simultaneously access information over unshielded single twisted pair cable. Its automotive Ethernet product portfolio consists of five devices, including three integrated switches with embedded PHYs and two stand-alone PHY solutions. The Company offers a portfolio of 10G and 40G Ethernet transceivers, 100 Gbps gear boxes, forward error correction solutions, and chips for backplanes and optical interconnect to address data traffic both in data centers and service provider networks.

The Company provides multicore processors, integrated processors and networking solutions. The Company offers Ethernet controllers for servers, workstations and desktop and notebook computers, supporting multiple generations of Ethernet technology. It also supplies application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) controllers through a relationship with QLogic Corporation. Broadcoms knowledge-based processors enable decision-making for packet processing in a variety of devices in the enterprise, metro, access, edge and core networking spaces. The ! Company! s family of microwave and millimeter modems and radio frequency (RF) chip sets allows its customers to build wireless backhaul and LAN extension products for service providers. Its family of VoIP solutions allows its customers to build VoIP-enabled telephony products for the enterprise environment. The Company offers a family of remote radio head digital front-end processors (DFE) products that can be found in wireless infrastructure deployments. In addition, the Company offers customers a range of custom ASIC products.

The Company competes with Intel Corporation, Marvell Technology Group Ltd., Mediatek Inc., Qualcomm Incorporation, STMicroelectronics NV, Cavium, Inc., Freescale Semiconductor,Ltd. and Mellanox.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Broadcom earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the semiconductor manufacturer an impact score of 43.7335359332371 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCM) traded down about 1.4% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $222.00 after closing Thursday at $225.25. The stock’s 52-week high is $285.68. Volume totaled around 3.9 million, just under the daily average of about 4.1 million. The company had no specific news.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: TechTarget, Inc.(TTGT)

TechTarget, Inc. provides specialized online content and marketing services for buyers and sellers of corporate information technology (IT) products and services in the United States and internationally. It offers customized marketing programs, including data analytics-driven intelligence solutions, demand generation, and brand advertising, which enable IT vendors to identify, reach, and influence corporate IT decision makers who are researching specific IT purchases. The companys products include IT deal alert, core online, demand solutions, brand solutions, and custom content creation, which are provided through online, as well as operates face-to-face events. It also operates an integrated content platform that consists of a network of approximately 150 Websites that focus on media groups, such as security, networking, storage, data center and virtualization technologies, chief information officer/IT strategy, business applications and analytics, application architecture and development, channels, and Internet content sites. In addition, the company enables registered members to conduct their pre-purchase research by accessing vendor content across its network of websites. TechTarget, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts.

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Nucor Corporation(NUE)

Nucor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of steel and steel products in North America and internationally. It operates through three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. The Steel Mills segment produces hot and cold-rolled sheet steel; plate steel; structural steel comprising wide-flange beams, beam blanks, and sheet piling; and bar steel, such as blooms, billets, concrete reinforcing bar, merchant bar, and special bar quality products. The Steel Products segment offers steel joists and joist girders, steel deck, fabricated concrete reinforcing steel, cold finished steel, steel fasteners, metal building systems, light gauge steel framing, steel grating and expanded metal, and wire and wire mesh products. The Raw Materials segment produces direct reduced iron (DRI); brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron, hot briquetted iron, and DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal products. The company?s operations also include various international trading companies that buy and sell steel and steel products. It sells its hot-rolled steel and cold-rolled steel to steel service centers, fabricators, and manufacturers; steel joists and joist girders, and steel deck to general contractors and fabricators; and cold finished steel and steel fasteners to distributors and manufacturers. The company?s products are used by contractors in constructing highways, bridges, reservoirs, utilities, hospitals, schools, airports, stadiums, and high-rise buildings. Nucor Corporation was founded in 1940 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Longbow Research lowered shares of Nucor (NYSE:NUE) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, Marketbeat Ratings reports.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Duality Advisers LP bought a new position in Nucor Co. (NYSE:NUE) in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm bought 63,770 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,304,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nucor Co. (NYSE:NUE) – Equities researchers at KeyCorp increased their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Nucor in a report issued on Sunday, March 3rd. KeyCorp analyst P. Gibbs now anticipates that the basic materials company will post earnings of $1.53 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.52. KeyCorp has a “Buy” rating and a $72.00 price objective on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Nucor’s FY2019 earnings at $5.40 EPS.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: NorthStar Realty Europe Corp.(NRE)

NorthStar Realty Europe Corp., incorporated on June 18, 2015, is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is a European focused commercial real estate company with primary office properties in cities within Germany, the United Kingdom and France. Its objective is to provide its stockholders with stable and recurring cash flow supplemented by capital growth over time. The Company conducts its business through two segments: Real Estate and Corporate. The Real Estate segment includes its European commercial real estate business, which is primarily focused on office properties. The Corporate segment includes corporate level interest expense, management fee, and general and administrative expenses.

The Company’s portfolio consists of approximately 48 properties and a total of approximately 495,588 square meters of rentable space, located in various European markets, including Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Brussels and Madrid. Its portfolio primarily comprises office properties. In addition, the Company owns over two hotels, which are leased to third-party operators. The Company is externally managed and advised by an affiliate of NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. (NSAM). The Company’s assets, directly or indirectly, are held by, and the Company conducts its operations, directly or indirectly, through its operating partnership, NorthStar Realty Europe Limited Partnership.

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  • [By Jim Royal]

    Investors in NorthStar Realty Europe (NYSE:NRE) woke up to news Tuesday morning that one of the company’s largest investors is looking to shake things up at the company. SenvestManagement, which owns 9.55% of NorthStar, is pushing the company’s external advisor, Colony Capital (NYSE:CLNY), to realize value at the undervalued European REIT, after years of a stagnating stock price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: NRE) and Northstar Realty Europe (NYSE:NRE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now

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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cummins Inc.(CMI)

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, electric power generation systems, and engine-related component products worldwide. It operates in four segments: Engine, Power Generation, Components, and Distribution. The Engine segment offers a range of diesel and natural gas powered engines under the Cummins and other customer brand names for the heavy-and medium-duty truck, bus, recreational vehicle, light-duty automotive, agricultural, construction, mining, marine, oil and gas, rail, and governmental equipment markets. This segment also provides new parts and service, as well as remanufactured parts and engines. The Power Generation segment offers power generation systems, components, and services, including diesel, natural gas, gasoline, and alternative-fuel electrical generator sets for use in recreational vehicles, commercial vehicles, recreational marine applications, and home stand-by or residential applications. This segment also provides components that make up power generation systems, such as engines, controls, alternators, transfer switches, and switchgears. The Components segment supplies filtration products, turbochargers, aftertreatment systems, intake and exhaust systems, and fuel systems for commercial diesel applications. This segment offers filtration and exhaust systems for on-and off-highway heavy-duty and mid-range equipment, as well as supplies filtration products for industrial and passenger car applications. This segment also develops after treatment and exhaust systems to help customers meet emissions standards and fuel systems. The Distribution segment provides parts and services, as well as service solutions, including maintenance contracts, engineering services, and integrated products. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and other customers. Cummins Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Columbus, Indiana.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mission Wealth Management LP lessened its holdings in shares of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) by 12.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 5,604 shares of the company’s stock after selling 786 shares during the period. Mission Wealth Management LP’s holdings in Cummins were worth $749,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dividend Assets Capital LLC trimmed its position in shares of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) by 12.7% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 6,794 shares of the company’s stock after selling 989 shares during the period. Dividend Assets Capital LLC’s holdings in Cummins were worth $908,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: United Bancshares Inc.(UBOH)

United Bancshares, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for The Union Bank Company that engages in the provision of commercial banking services to small and middle-market businesses and individuals. It accepts various deposit products, including checking accounts, savings and money market accounts, time certificates of deposit, time deposits, and demand deposits. The company also offers various loan products that consist of commercial, consumer, agricultural, residential mortgage, and home equity loans. In addition, it provides automatic teller machine services, safe deposit box rentals, and other personalized banking services. The company serves primarily in the Ohio counties of Allen, Hancock, Putnam, Sandusky, Van Wert, and Wood, as well as with office locations in Bowling Green, Columbus Grove, Delphos, Findlay, Gibsonburg, Kalida, Leipsic, Lima, Ottawa, and Pemberville, Ohio. United Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Columbus Grove, Ohio.< /p>

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    United Bancshares Inc. OH (NASDAQ:UBOH) and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Amphenol Corporation(APH)

Amphenol Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors; interconnect systems; and coaxial and specialty cables worldwide. Its Interconnect Products and Assemblies segment produces connectors and connector assemblies primarily for the communications, aerospace, industrial, and automotive markets. This segment provides connector and cable assembly products used in communication applications; smart card acceptor and other interconnect devices used in mobile telephones; set top boxes to facilitate reading data from smart cards; fiber optic connectors used in fiber optic signal transmission; backplane and input/output connectors and assemblies used for servers and data storage devices and linking personal computers and peripheral equipment; sculptured flexible circuits used for integrating printed circuit boards; and hinge products used in mobile phone and other mobile communication devices. It also designs a nd produces radio frequency connector products and antennas used in telecommunications, computer and office equipment, instrumentation equipment, local area networks, and automotive electronics. The company?s Cable Products segment produces coaxial cable and connector products used in cable television systems, including full service cable television/telecommunication systems; radio frequency and fiber optic interconnect components for full service cable television/ telecommunication networks; and data cables and specialty cables used to connect internal components in systems with space and component configuration limitations. Amphenol Corporation markets its products directly, as well as through manufacturers? representatives and distributors to original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, cable system operators, and telecommunication companies. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    WESPAC Advisors SoCal LLC reduced its position in shares of Amphenol Co. (NYSE:APH) by 3.1% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,725 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after selling 250 shares during the period. WESPAC Advisors SoCal LLC’s holdings in Amphenol were worth $626,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Amphenol (NYSE:APH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Amphenol is benefiting from its end-market strength. As evident from fourth-quarter results, revenues are being driven by strong organic growth across mobile devices, military, IT and data communications, mobile networks, commercial air and broadband. Moreover, continuing focus on geographic and market diversification has enabled Amphenol to extend its presence into new customers and new applications. Shares have outperformed the industry in the past year. However, management expects first quarter sales to be negatively impacted by global economic uncertainties related to trade policy and weakness in the mobile devices end market. The geopolitical uncertainty particularly related to the U.S.-China relationship remains a major headwind.”

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aphria Inc (TSE:APH)’s share price shot up 14% during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as C$20.36 and last traded at C$19.86. 16,904,801 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 184% from the average session volume of 5,950,322 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$17.42.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation(RL)

Ralph Lauren Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of lifestyle products. The company offers men?s, women?s, and children?s clothing; and accessories comprising footwear, eyewear, watches, jewelry, hats, and belts, as well as leather goods, including handbags and luggage. It also provides products for homes, including bedding and bath products, furniture, fabric and wallpaper, paint, tabletop, and giftware; and fragrance products for women men. In addition, the company licenses its products, such as men?s sportswear, men?s tailored clothing, men?s underwear and sleepwear, eyewear, fragrances, cosmetics, and color and skin care products. It offers its products under the Polo by Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Women?s Collection, Black Label, Blue Label, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, RRL, RLX, Rugby, Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, American Living, Chaps, and Club Monaco brand names. Ralph Lauren sells its products to department stores, specialty stores, and golf and pro shops; full-price retail stores, factory retail stores, and concessions-based shop-within-shops; and online through RalphLauren.com and Rugby.com. As of April 3, 2010, it operated 179 full-price retail stores and 171 factory stores worldwide, as well as 281 concessions-based shop-within-shops and 2 e-commerce Websites. The company was formerly known as Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation and changed its name to Ralph Lauren Corporation in August 2011. Ralph Lauren Corporation was founded in 1967 and is based in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) rallied 8% on Feb. 5 after the apparel retailer’s third quarter numbers topped Wall Street’s expectations. Its revenue rose 5% annually (6% on a constant currency basis) to $1.73 billion and beat estimates by $70 million. Its non-GAAP EPS climbed 14% to $2.32, topping expectations by $0.17.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) were up 7% as of 12:18 p.m. EST after the company released strong results for the third quarter of fiscal 2019. The company is a global designer, marketer, and distributor of premium products in apparel, home, accessories, and fragrances.

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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cinemark Holdings Inc(CNK)

Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the motion picture exhibition business. As of June 30, 2011, it operated 436 theatres with 4,983 screens in 39 states of the United States, as well as in Brazil, Mexico, and 11 other Latin American countries. The company is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: UniSource Energy Corporation(UNS)

UniSource Energy Corporation engages in the electric generation and energy delivery businesses. The company?s TEP segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to approximately 403,000 retail electric customers, including residential, commercial, industrial, and public sector customers in southeastern Arizona. It also sells electricity to other utilities and power marketing entities. As of December 31, 2010, this segment owned or leased 2,245 MW of net generating capacity, as well as owned or participated in electric transmission and distribution system consisting of 512 circuit-miles of 500-kV lines; 1,087 circuit-miles of 345-kV lines; 379 circuit-miles of 138-kV lines; 478 circuit-miles of 46-kV lines; and 2,621 circuit-miles of lower voltage primary lines. TEP segment generates electricity from coal, gas, oil, and solar sources. The company?s UNS Gas segment distributes gas to approximately 146,500 retail customers in Mohave, Yavapai, Coconino, and Navajo c ounties in northern Arizona, as well as Santa Cruz County in southeastern Arizona. As of December 31, 2010, this segment?s transmission and distribution system consisted of approximately 30 miles of steel transmission mains, 4,211 miles of steel and plastic distribution piping, and 136,439 customer service lines. The company?s UNS Electric segment transmits and distributes electricity to approximately 91,000 retail customers consisting of residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Mohave and Santa Cruz counties. As of December 31, 2010, UNS Electric?s transmission and distribution system consisted of approximately 56 circuit-miles of 115-kV transmission lines, 271 circuit-miles of 69-kV transmission lines, and 3,599 circuit-miles of underground and overhead distribution lines. This segment also owns the 65 MW Valencia plant, as well as 39 substations having an installed capacity of 1,788,050 kilovolt amperes. The company was founded in 1902 and is based in Tucson, Arizona.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Uni Select (TSE:UNS)’s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at TD Securities in a report issued on Friday. They currently have a C$24.00 price objective on the stock. TD Securities’ price target points to a potential upside of 8.21% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Uni Select (TSE:UNS) had its price target lifted by investment analysts at Macquarie from C$24.00 to C$25.00 in a report released on Wednesday. Macquarie’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 18.32% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Nucor Corporation(NUE)

Nucor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of steel and steel products in North America and internationally. It operates through three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. The Steel Mills segment produces hot and cold-rolled sheet steel; plate steel; structural steel comprising wide-flange beams, beam blanks, and sheet piling; and bar steel, such as blooms, billets, concrete reinforcing bar, merchant bar, and special bar quality products. The Steel Products segment offers steel joists and joist girders, steel deck, fabricated concrete reinforcing steel, cold finished steel, steel fasteners, metal building systems, light gauge steel framing, steel grating and expanded metal, and wire and wire mesh products. The Raw Materials segment produces direct reduced iron (DRI); brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron, hot briquetted iron, and DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal products. The company?s operations also include various international trading companies that buy and sell steel and steel products. It sells its hot-rolled steel and cold-rolled steel to steel service centers, fabricators, and manufacturers; steel joists and joist girders, and steel deck to general contractors and fabricators; and cold finished steel and steel fasteners to distributors and manufacturers. The company?s products are used by contractors in constructing highways, bridges, reservoirs, utilities, hospitals, schools, airports, stadiums, and high-rise buildings. Nucor Corporation was founded in 1940 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Longbow Research lowered shares of Nucor (NYSE:NUE) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, Marketbeat Ratings reports.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Duality Advisers LP bought a new position in Nucor Co. (NYSE:NUE) in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm bought 63,770 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,304,000.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Nordson Corporation(NDSN)

Nordson Corporation manufactures equipment used for precision dispensing, testing and inspection, and surface preparation and curing. Its Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment manufactures equipment for applying adhesives, lotions, and liquids to disposable products; automated adhesive dispensing systems for the food and beverage, and packaged goods industries; hot melt and cold glue adhesive dispensing systems for the paper and paperboard converting industries; adhesive and sealant dispensing systems for bonding or sealing plastic, metal, and wood products; and laminating and coating systems to manufacture continuous-roll goods in the nonwovens, textile, paper, and flexible-packaging industries. The company?s Advanced Technology Systems segment comprises automated gas plasma treatment systems used to clean and condition surfaces for the semiconductor, medical, and printed circuit board industries; controlled manual and automated systems for applying materials in customer pr ocesses requiring precision and material conservation; ultraviolet equipment used in curing and drying operations for specialty coatings, semiconductor materials, and paints; and bond testing and automated optical and x-ray inspection systems used in the semiconductor and printed circuit board industries. Its Industrial Coating Systems segment provides automated and manual dispensing systems used for applying coatings, paint, finishes, sealants, and other materials. Nordson Corporation markets its products in the United States and internationally through a direct sales force, as well as through qualified distributors and sales representatives. It serves various markets, including the appliance, automotive, bookbinding, container, converting, electronics, food and beverage, furniture, life sciences and medical, metal finishing, non woven, packaging, and semiconductor industries. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Westlake, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Several research firms recently commented on NDSN. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Nordson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 13th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Nordson from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Nordson from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Gabelli reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Nordson in a report on Tuesday, December 18th. Finally, CIBC upgraded shares of Nordson from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $140.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Nordson presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $143.57.

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    Nordson Company Profile

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    Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN) Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN) announced fiscal first-quarter 2019 results on Wednesday after the market closed, detailing an expected revenue decline — and a more pronounced drop in earnings — against a tough comparison to the exceptional organic growth it achieved in the same year-ago period.

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    Shares of Nordson stock opened at $135.89 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.31, a PEG ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 1.29. Nordson has a twelve month low of $107.16 and a twelve month high of $151.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 1.31 and a current ratio of 3.16.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Telefonica SA(TEF)

Telefonica, S.A. provides fixed and mobile telephony services primarily in Spain, rest of Europe, and Latin America. Its fixed telecommunication services include PSTN lines; ISDN accesses; public telephone; local, domestic, and international long distance and fixed-to-mobile communications; corporate communications; video telephony; supplementary and business-oriented value-added services; network services; leasing and sale of handset equipment; and telephony information services. The company?s Internet and broadband multimedia services comprise Internet service provider service; portal and network services; retail and wholesale broadband access; narrowband switched access to Internet; naked ADSL, a broadband connection; residential-oriented value-added services; companies-oriented value-added services; television services, such as IPTV, cable television, and satellite television; and Fiber to the Home, a service for high speed Internet access and digital video recording. Its data and business-solutions services principally include leased lines; virtual private network services; fiber optics services; the provision of hosting and application; outsourcing and consultancy services; desktop services; and system integration and professional services. The company?s wholesale services for telecommunication operators primarily comprise domestic interconnection services; international wholesale services; leased lines for other operators? network deployment; local loop leasing under the unbundled local loop regulation framework; and bit stream services. It also offers various mobile and related services and products that include mobile voice services, value added services, mobile data and Internet services, wholesale services, corporate services, roaming, fixed wireless, and trunking and paging services. The company has a strategic alliance with China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited. Telefonica, S.A. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Madrid, Spai n.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) and TELE2 AB/ADR (OTCMKTS:TLTZY) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Telefonica S.A. (NYSE:TEF) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fifteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings(LH)

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings operates as an independent clinical laboratory company in the United States. The company offers a range of testing services used by the medical profession in routine testing, patient diagnosis, and in the monitoring and treatment of disease, as well as specialty testing services. Its routine tests include blood chemistry analyses, urinalyses, blood cell counts, thyroid tests, Pap tests, HIV tests, microbiology cultures and procedures, and alcohol and other substance-abuse tests. The company?s specialty tests and related services comprise viral load measurements, genotyping and phenotyping, and host genetic factors for managing and treating HIV infections; cytogenetic, molecular cytogenetic, biochemical, and molecular genetic tests for diagnostic genetics; oncology tests for diagnosing and monitoring certain cancers and treatments; clinical trials testing for pharmaceutical companies, which conducts clinical research trials on diag nostic assays; forensic identity testing used in criminal proceedings and parentage evaluation services, as well as testing services in reconstruction cases; allergy testing; and occupational testing for the detection of drug and alcohol abuse. Its customers include independent physicians and physician groups, hospitals, managed care organizations, governmental agencies, employers, pharmaceutical companies, and other independent clinical laboratories. The company operates a network of 51 primary laboratories and approximately 1,700 patient service centers. In addition, it delivers a co-branded electronic health records Lite solution for physician practices. The company works with university, hospital, and academic institutions, such as Duke University, The Johns Hopkins University, the University of Minnesota, and Yale University to license and commercialize new diagnostic tests. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Burlingto n, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    A number of brokerages recently weighed in on LH. Zacks Investment Research lowered Laboratory Corp. of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. ValuEngine upgraded Laboratory Corp. of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Barclays reduced their price objective on Laboratory Corp. of America from $205.00 to $165.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, December 3rd. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price objective on Laboratory Corp. of America from $160.00 to $164.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 27th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and set a $155.00 price objective (down previously from $162.00) on shares of Laboratory Corp. of America in a research report on Sunday, December 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $176.07.

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    Laboratory Corp. of America Company Profile

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    Laboratory Corp Of America Holdings  (NYSE:LH)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eighteen ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and twelve have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $196.64.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now

Baytex Energy (NYSE: BTE) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates:

6/19/2018 – Baytex Energy was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating. 6/19/2018 – Baytex Energy was upgraded by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. 6/19/2018 – Baytex Energy was upgraded by analysts at Desjardins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. 6/19/2018 – Baytex Energy was upgraded by analysts at TD Securities from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. 6/7/2018 – Baytex Energy was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. 5/7/2018 – Baytex Energy was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Baytex Energy Trust is a conventional oil and gas income trust focused on maintaining its production and asset base through internal property development and delivering consistent returns to its unitholders. “ 5/4/2018 – Baytex Energy was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating. 5/2/2018 – Baytex Energy was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.

Shares of BTE opened at $3.27 on Monday. Baytex Energy Corp has a fifty-two week low of $2.13 and a fifty-two week high of $4.85. The stock has a market capitalization of $773.61 million, a P/E ratio of -163.50 and a beta of 3.08. The company has a quick ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 0.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Duff & Phelps Global Utility Income Fund Inc.(DPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about Duff and Phelps Global Utlity Inm Fd (NYSE:DPG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Duff and Phelps Global Utlity Inm Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 48.1454031211079 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nucor Corporation(NUE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Nucor (NUE) , Ball Corp (BLL) , Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and McDonald’s (MCD) .

    Cramer was bearish on United States Steel (X) , Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) , Aqua America (WTR) and Mueller Water Products (MWA) .

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    United Services Automobile Association decreased its position in shares of Nucor Co. (NYSE:NUE) by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 141,199 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 4,367 shares during the quarter. United Services Automobile Association’s holdings in Nucor were worth $8,825,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Nucor Corp.’s (NYSE:NUE) earnings more than doubled year over year in the second quarter, and were also up more than 90% sequentially. In fact, Nucor even outperformed its own expectations, and CEO John Ferriola noted that this was the strongest Q2 in the giant U.S. steel producer’s history.

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    Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE), one of the top manufacturers of steel products in America, announced in December 2017 it was increasing its regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock to $0.38. The company has increased its regular or base dividends for 45 consecutive years. Since the implementation of tariffs on steel imports, the company has benefited from higher steel prices and reported surging profits.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BB&T Securities LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Nucor Co. (NYSE:NUE) by 72.2% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 214,736 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 90,063 shares during the period. BB&T Securities LLC’s holdings in Nucor were worth $13,117,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    As we mentioned earlier, the S&P 500 is up 20% this year. Meanwhile, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE:EEM) has rocketed to gains of nearly 35% year-to-date. This performance puts all the U.S. major indexes to shame – even the red-hot Nasdaq Composite.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Traders sold shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:EEM) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $162.39 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $282.35 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $119.96 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF had the 7th highest net out-flow for the day. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF traded up $0.26 for the day and closed at $42.74

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Materials stocks rebounded from a fall yesterday, with the SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (NYSEMKT:XME) closing up 2%. Emerging markets also bounced back, thanks in part to a weakening dollar; the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEMKT:EEM) rose 1.9%.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (BPMUF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Basilea Pharmaceuticals (OTC:BPMUF)

    BPMUF Is a Swiss company with commercialized products in the anti-infection space, but they are also working on agents in cancer research. One of these agents, BAL101553, is a prodrug of a so-called “tumor checkpoint controller” inhibitor, which destabilizes microtubules to disrupt dividing cells. This phase 1/2a study assessed the safety and the recommended dosage for this agent. The phase 1 portion of the trial recruited 20 patients to receive various doses of BAL101553.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.(MDRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The software maker reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.18, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $525.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $536.93 million. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions had a negative net margin of 11.34% and a positive return on equity of 7.80%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.15 earnings per share. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions updated its FY18 guidance to $0.72 -0.82 EPS.

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    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc  (NASDAQ:MDRX)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    KEYW (NASDAQ: KEYW) and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) and Convergys (NYSE:CVG) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation(PPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Pilgrims Pride Corp  (NASDAQ:PPC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Peercoin (CURRENCY:PPC) traded 2% lower against the dollar during the one day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on February 17th. During the last seven days, Peercoin has traded 11.2% lower against the dollar. Peercoin has a total market capitalization of $11.84 million and approximately $187,734.00 worth of Peercoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Peercoin coin can currently be purchased for $0.47 or 0.00012746 BTC on popular exchanges including WEX, Bittylicious, BX Thailand and SouthXchange.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Pilgrim’s Pride (NASDAQ:PPC) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group lifted their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for Pilgrim’s Pride in a report issued on Monday, May 14th. Jefferies Group analyst A. Jagdale now expects that the company will earn $0.93 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.89. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Pilgrim’s Pride’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.35 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.77 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.61 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.14 EPS.

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    Cramer was bearish on Grubhub (GRUB) , Sprint (S) , LG Homes (LGIH) , Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) , Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) , Opko Health (OPK) , Alaska Air Group (ALK) and Winnebago Industries (WGO) .

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Peel Hunt reiterated their buy rating on shares of President Energy (LON:PPC) in a research note published on Monday.

    Separately, FinnCap reiterated a corporate rating on shares of President Energy in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Gerdau S.A.(GGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    NEXT Financial Group Inc increased its position in Gerdau SA (NYSE:GGB) by 9.5% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 34,500 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,000 shares during the period. NEXT Financial Group Inc’s holdings in Gerdau were worth $130,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Gerdau SA (NYSE:GGB) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nine analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) tumbled more than 10% by 2:45 p.m. EDT Thursday in what was a tumultuous day for stocks in Brazil. The Brazil-based steel company sold off along with that country’s stock market amid fears that the recent trucker strike could have a deep impact on the economy.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AMG Funds LLC lessened its stake in Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) by 12.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 256,979 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 35,501 shares during the quarter. AMG Funds LLC’s holdings in Gerdau were worth $1,198,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) fell 7.6% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $3.99 and last traded at $4.00. 20,132,700 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 80% from the average session volume of 11,155,967 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.33.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Fuel Tech, Inc.(FTEK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Fuel Tech (FTEK)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fuel Tech (NASDAQ:FTEK) issued its earnings results on Monday. The industrial products company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, reports. Fuel Tech had a negative net margin of 17.57% and a negative return on equity of 2.86%.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: News Corporation(NWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of media giant News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWS) (NASDAQ:NWSA) were trading much lower on Friday morning, following the release of fourth-quarter and full-year results that were slightly ahead of analyst expectations. Both of the company’s tickers fell as much as 10.7%, recovering to a roughly 10% drop by 11:05 a.m. EDT.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a poor end to the week on Wall Street, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost almost 200 points and other major benchmarks saw similar losses on a percentage basis. A swift turn in relations between the U.S. and NATO partner Turkey was the most popular scapegoat for the decline in market participants’ eyes. Tweets from the U.S. president threatened to double tariffs on steel and aluminum from their already steep levels, marking the latest in a diplomatic row that has shown no signs of easing. Adding to the pressure on stocks was bad news from several individual companies. News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWS) (NASDAQ:NWSA), Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE:DBD), and Dropbox (NASDAQ:DBX) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News Corp Class B (NASDAQ:NWS) CEO Robert J. Thomson acquired 72,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $14.13 per share, for a total transaction of $1,017,360.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub cut shares of News Corp Class B (NASDAQ:NWS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

    NASDAQ NWS opened at $15.55 on Tuesday. News Corp Class B has a 52 week low of $13.10 and a 52 week high of $17.70. The company has a quick ratio of 1.62, a current ratio of 1.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.60 and a beta of 1.80.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: American River Bankshares(AMRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    American River Bank (NASDAQ:AMRB) CEO David E. Ritchie, Jr. bought 2,250 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 7th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $15.65 per share, for a total transaction of $35,212.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 20,987 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $328,446.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) – Equities researchers at FIG Partners boosted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for American River Bankshares in a research report issued on Tuesday, January 29th. FIG Partners analyst T. Coffey now anticipates that the financial services provider will earn $0.27 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.26. FIG Partners also issued estimates for American River Bankshares’ FY2019 earnings at $1.19 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.43 EPS.

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Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018. Ingersoll-Rand PLC is a diversified company. It provides products, services and solutions to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Ingersoll-Rand PLC has a market cap of $25.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $104.08 with a P/E ratio of 19.42 and P/S ratio of 1.67. The dividend yield of Ingersoll-Rand PLC stocks is 1.88%. Ingersoll-Rand PLC had annual average EBITDA growth of 11.70% over the past five years.

For the last quarter Ingersoll-Rand PLC reported a revenue of $3.9 billion, compared with the revenue of $3.6 billion during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $15.7 billion, an increase of 10.4% from last year. For the last five years Ingersoll-Rand PLC had an average revenue growth rate of 4.4% a year.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE:RL) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $137.59 and last traded at $137.30, with a volume of 1474925 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $134.80.

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  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL), a global leader in the design, marketing, and distribution of luxury lifestyle products in apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality, are down more than 7% as of 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday after broader markets tumbled and luxury groups reacted to comments from French fashion group LVMH.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) rallied 8% on Feb. 5 after the apparel retailer’s third quarter numbers topped Wall Street’s expectations. Its revenue rose 5% annually (6% on a constant currency basis) to $1.73 billion and beat estimates by $70 million. Its non-GAAP EPS climbed 14% to $2.32, topping expectations by $0.17.

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  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    In terms of dividend growth, only four of the above stocks — 3M, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble — feature among the 10 fastest dividend-growth kings. In other words, there are six other stocks from the dividend kings list that have grown their dividends at a faster pace than most stocks in the above table in the past decade, some even at double-digits.  

    Six top dividend kings by dividend growth

    Dividend King 10-Year Dividend CAGR Current Dividend Yield Payout Ratio (TTM)
    Lowe’s Companies  18.5% 2% 34.5%
    Hormel Foods  16.3% 2.1% 39.2%
    Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) 14% 1.7% 35.2%
    Nordson Corporation  12.2% 0.9% 13.3%
    Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) 9% 2% 37.4%
    American States Water (NYSE:AWR) 7.6% 1.9% 54.8%

    TTM: Trailing 12 months. Data sources: YCharts and Yahoo! Finance. Table by author.

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    Several research firms recently issued reports on PH. ValuEngine raised Parker-Hannifin from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Parker-Hannifin from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 27th. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Parker-Hannifin in a research note on Thursday, June 28th. MED lowered Parker-Hannifin from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $169.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, July 12th. Finally, Evercore ISI raised Parker-Hannifin from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 6th. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Parker-Hannifin presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $189.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ardevora Asset Management LLP reduced its stake in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 0.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 154,400 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 800 shares during the quarter. Ardevora Asset Management LLP’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $26,407,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Investment analysts at Barclays started coverage on shares of Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH) in a report issued on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. The firm set an “overweight” rating and a $200.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock. Barclays’ price target indicates a potential upside of 12.54% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI increased its holdings in shares of Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) by 9.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,709 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,348 shares during the quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in Parker-Hannifin were worth $5,624,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Paypex (CURRENCY:PAYX) traded up 9% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 17:00 PM E.T. on June 6th. During the last week, Paypex has traded up 68.7% against the US dollar. One Paypex token can now be purchased for $1.49 or 0.00019347 BTC on exchanges. Paypex has a market cap of $101.80 million and $1,487.00 worth of Paypex was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Atlantic Trust Group LLC trimmed its holdings in Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 13.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 30,149 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 4,872 shares during the quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC’s holdings in Paychex were worth $1,857,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) had its price target increased by BMO Capital Markets from $70.00 to $77.00 in a research note released on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. They currently have a market perform rating on the business services provider’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CIBC World Markets Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 393.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 27,825 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,191 shares during the quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc.’s holdings in Paychex were worth $1,714,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) – Analysts at Northcoast Research issued their FY2020 EPS estimates for Paychex in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, June 27th. Northcoast Research analyst K. Mehta anticipates that the business services provider will post earnings of $3.05 per share for the year.

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    It’s not easy to grow a business, let alone one that operates in a mature industry with a focus on a slow-growth economy. This, however, is the situation facing Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE), one of the largest U.S. steel companies. To put it bluntly, Nucor is always facing a market with little room for growth. But it has plans to grow just the same.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Nucor (NUE) , Ball Corp (BLL) , Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and McDonald’s (MCD) .

    Cramer was bearish on United States Steel (X) , Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) , Aqua America (WTR) and Mueller Water Products (MWA) .

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top steel company could do very well if the economy continues to pick up and the administration’s infrastructure push comes back to the forefront. Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE) is one of North America’s largest steel producers, with almost 27 million tons of finished steel capacity at 23 mini-mills throughout the United States. The company’s downstream steel products business includes rebar fabrication, steel joists/deck, cold finished bars, fasteners, building systems and wire mesh. Nucor also has 5 million tons of scrap processing capacity.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of United States Steel Corporation performing better than the Market Vectors Steel ETF (NYSEARCA: SLX), underperforming large cap Steel Dynamics (NASDAQ: STLD) and giving a mixed performance against large cap Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE):

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Assured Guaranty (NYSE: AGO) and Ambac (NASDAQ:AMBC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

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This table compares Assured Guaranty and Ambac’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Assured Guaranty 40.53% 7.97% 3.76%
Ambac 15.31% 13.71% 1.11%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Assured Guaranty and Ambac, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Assured Guaranty 0 0 4 0 3.00
Ambac 0 1 1 0 2.50

Assured Guaranty currently has a consensus price target of $48.33, suggesting a potential upside of 36.00%. Ambac has a consensus price target of $23.50, suggesting a potential upside of 23.55%. Given Assured Guaranty’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Assured Guaranty is more favorable than Ambac.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ralph Lauren outperformed the industry in the past six months backed by robust bottom-line performance in recent quarters. Notably, third-quarter fiscal 2018 marked the company’s 12th consecutive earnings beat while sales lagged estimates after a beat in the previous quarter. Additionally, the company’s Way Forward Plan is on track, and it remains keen on bolstering digital and international presence. Also, the company has been gaining from favorable geographic and channel mix shifts along with lower promotions and reduced product costs. Further, management adjusted fiscal 2018 outlook to account for the positive currency rates, which are likely to aid revenues and operating margins. However, its North America business continues to suffer due to distribution and brand exits, planned reduction in shipments and promotions to enhance the quality of sales, and lower customer demand.”

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) Director Lisa Y. Roskens bought 5,965 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.95 per share, for a total transaction of $35,491.75. Following the purchase, the director now owns 100,069 shares in the company, valued at approximately $595,410.55. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bank of Montreal Can bought a new position in shares of America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 22,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $143,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of America First Tax Exempt Investors, L.P. (NASDAQ:ATAX) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $6.47 and last traded at $6.43, with a volume of 54800 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $6.43.

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    United States Steel (X) : “We’ve got Nucor (NUE) and that’s the one you want to buy.”

    Del Taco Restaurants (TACO) : “We have so many others in that group, why go with this one?”

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) reported its first-quarter 2018 results on April 19, delivering earnings of $1.10 per share. While this was a little less than the year-ago result of $1.11 per share and the $1.20 per share in the fourth quarter of 2017, it was above most investor expectations. And when adjusted for one-time gains and expenses related to the newly enacted federal tax law in late 2017, and for tax-status changes at a subsidiary, it was a better result than recent quarters.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Some stocks are pretty predictable in terms of when they’ll increase their dividend payouts to their investors. Trying to give at least one boost per year is a goal that many companies strive for, and a select few have put together long streaks of annual dividend hikes year in and year out. For Nike (NYSE:NKE), Nucor (NYSE:NUE), and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), it would be a big surprise if shareholders didn’t see a dividend increase between now and year end.

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    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer checked back in with John Ferriola, chairman, president and CEO of Nucor (NUE) , the steelmaker that today posted a penny-a-share earnings beat on a 16% increase in year-over-year revenues. The company also issued strong guidance for the upcoming quarter now that new imported steel tariffs are beginning to take hold. Shares of Nucor were down 0.4% by the close.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) by 2.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,303,084 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after acquiring an additional 93,264 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned 7.21% of Crane worth $399,069,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Crew Energy (TSE:CR) had its price objective lowered by equities research analysts at Canaccord Genuity from C$4.50 to C$4.00 in a report issued on Tuesday. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 101.01% from the stock’s previous close.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DA Davidson set a $111.00 price target on Crane (NYSE:CR) in a research report released on Friday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the conglomerate’s stock.

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