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Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Buying opportunity found in market sell-off

Sometimes the equities market does not correlate fundamentals of a business to the stock price. When situations like these happen, buying opportunities come up. Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) represents a buying opportunity now. The market sold off the stock around 8% amid a lawsuit filed last month in federal court in Illinois by U.S. food distributors, against Tyson Foods Inc, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp (NASDAQ:PPC), Sanderson Farms Inc (NASDAQ:SAFM) and Perdue Farms on wholesale chicken price manipulation. Tyson’s stock price has not bounced back to its last high since the lawsuit filing in late January 2018. Despite the sell-off, Tyson has shown strong fundamentals and intentions on cutting down costs through acquisitions, expected to result in cost synergy benefits of $200 million. According to the database IBISWorld Tyson Foods is a market leader with market share of about 14% in a robust and matured meat industry. Tyson Foods is a great value idea for investors who want to own stock of a stable business with great profits, and a robust dividend backed by strong free cash flow.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Finally, Acxiom stock climbed 14.2% after Reuters reported early in the day that Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG) was close to a deal to buy the database marketing company’s core marketing solutions unit.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. boosted its position in shares of Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE:IPG) by 5.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 122,213 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,018 shares during the period. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Interpublic Group of Companies were worth $2,815,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its stake in Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) by 1.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 334,571 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 4,261 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas owned about 0.09% of Interpublic Group of Companies worth $7,705,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Minerva Neurosciences, Inc(NERV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Minerva Neurosciences (NASDAQ:NERV) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Nuvectra (NASDAQ:NVTR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) shares jumped 92.1 percent to $7.01.
    iPic Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: IPIC) gained 21.6 percent to $9.73.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares jumped 18.7 percent to $53.49 after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) shares jumped 15.9 percent to $50.50. The company's "Smackdown Live" may not be renewed at NBCUniversal network and the company's "Monday Night Raw" program could be worth three times its current value elsewhere, according to a report for The Hollywood Reporter.
    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPI) gained 14.7 percent to $ 20.46 after the company issued further details on Phase 3 ADVANCE study of ROLONTIS.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) climbed 13.4 percent to $5.5009.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) rose 13.3 percent to $ 14.23 after the company announced presentation of Phase 2 data from prostate cancer trial of 177Lu-PSMA-617 at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX) gained 12.9 percent to $1.7499 after the company announced the sale of Post-Panamax Container Vessel for $21 million.
    Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) gained 12.7 percent to $12.43. Essendant confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal from Staples of $11.50 per share in cash.
    Blink Charging Co (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 11.8 percent to $8.04 after surging 31.68 percent on Wednesday.
    OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPHC) gained 11.5 percent to $5.15.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares climbed 10.7 percent to $3.74.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 7.9 percent to $25.95 after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Minerva Neurosciences Inc (NASDAQ: NERV) rose 6.5 percent to $6.93 after Journal of Clinical Psychiatry published positive results of cognitive performance from Phase 2B trial of roluperidone in schizophrenia patients.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.6 percent to $40
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AnaptysBio (NASDAQ: NERV) and Minerva Neurosciences (NASDAQ:NERV) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: NovoCure Limited(NVCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Novocure Ltd. (NASDAQ: NVCR) announced results from its Phase 3 INNOVATE trial of TTFields in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer. There were no major surprises, except study size is larger than some investors expected, which is not concerning. INNOVATE-3 is set to start later this year and as previously announced will enroll patients with recurrent platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Novocure Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVCR) stock jumped 16.3% in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. For context, the S&P 500 returned 0.6% last month.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Novocure (NASDAQ:NVCR) in a report issued on Sunday morning.

    NVCR has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Mizuho reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $32.00 price objective on shares of Novocure in a report on Wednesday, June 13th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Novocure from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. Evercore ISI began coverage on shares of Novocure in a report on Monday, July 16th. They issued an outperform rating and a $46.00 price objective for the company. Wedbush lifted their price objective on shares of Novocure from $33.00 to $40.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a report on Friday, July 27th. Finally, Deutsche Bank downgraded shares of Novocure from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, July 25th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Novocure currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $40.29.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) has just received its most bullish sell-side analyst rating on Wall Street. Credit Suisse’s Brian Russo has raised the bar on Sirius XM with an Outperform rating with an $8.50 price target.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    And short sellers may be keeping an eye on two of their favorite stocks in the days ahead. That’s because Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) has been pulling back from a multiyear high back in June and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) is retreating from an even more recent multiyear high. Note that both of these are among the most shorted stocks traded on the Nasdaq.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    It’s been a long time since the pessimism has been this thick when it comes to Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI), judging by the number of people betting against the satellite radio provider. Sirius XM kicked off this month with nearly 275.5 million shares sold short, its highest tally on that front in more than a year.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    There are two ways to buy into the country’s lone provider of satellite radio, and one Wall Street pro thinks you should consider the road less traveled. Buckingham analyst Matthew Harrigan is downgrading shares of Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) on Monday, lowering his rating from buy to neutral. 

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    The music industry has long featured surprising team-ups — former Police frontman Sting and the perpetually “boombastic” reggae artist Shaggy put out an album together this year, for example. But Monday, that duo was knocked out of the running for most interesting musical pairing of 2018 by news that Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) was purchasing Pandora for $3.5 billion in stock.

  • [By Steve Symington, Reuben Gregg Brewer, and Sean Williams]

    So, we asked three top Motley Fool contributors to each find a growth stock for the long term. Read on to learn why they like 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU), Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI), and Eaton (NYSE:ETN).

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019

Willamette Valley Vineyards (NASDAQ: WVVI) is a nano-cap winery located in Turner, Oregon. The company produces various mid end, premium, and ultra-premium wines including the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Ros茅 and Riesling varieties. We usually cover tech stocks but we are big fans of wine and even bigger fans of undervalued stocks; WVVI certainly fits the bill for both. WVVI has enjoyed tremendous average sales and EBITDA growth of 12.8% and 16% respectively for the past 3 years. During the same time period, investors have been met with a modest stock growth of 23.75% from $6.10 to $8 currently. With a market cap of only $40 million and a fair P/E of 22, we believe there is still undiscovered potential for this profitable company and its drought-free wine business.

The Economy of Wine

In the past 6 years, United States wine consumption has seen healthy growth from 336.3 million 9 liter cases in 2010 to 383.9 million 9 liter cases in 2015, This resulted in the total retail value of wine increasing from $46.5 billion in 2010 to $55.8 billion in 2015, a significant 20% growth rate. According to a recent report by goodfruits.com, this growth trend continued in 2016 as “September U.S. wine sales rose from $3.3 billion to $3.7 billion, helping set an annual pace to boost the industry’s overall retail value for the 11th consecutive year”. The prior three 5 year periods has seen total retail value increase by 8.8 billion (2001-2005), 5 billion (2006-2010) and 7.2 (2011-2015). We expect the wine market retail value to grow 1.5% (average growth of the last 3 years) in 2017 and surpass $62 billion by 2020. This growth in wine consumption is further fueled by the inauguration of Donald Trump, whose victory has left many oppositions drinking to a stupor. Under these conditions, we believe specialize vineyards like WVVI are going to earn steady and growing profits for years to come.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.(FOMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Foamix Pharmaceuticals earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.4298608245084 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: PJT Partners Inc.(PJT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: NovoCure Limited(NVCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    After the company announced details of its phase 3 INNOVATE-3 trial at theAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, shares ofNovoCure (NASDAQ:NVCR), a red-hot medical device companyfocused on cancer, fell as much as12% in early morning trading today. Shares were down about 10% as of 10:30 a.m. EDT.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NovoCure (NASDAQ:NVCR) Director Gabriel Leung sold 80,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.83, for a total value of $2,306,400.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Novocure Ltd. (NASDAQ: NVCR) announced results from its Phase 3 INNOVATE trial of TTFields in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer. There were no major surprises, except study size is larger than some investors expected, which is not concerning. INNOVATE-3 is set to start later this year and as previously announced will enroll patients with recurrent platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on NovoCure (NVCR)

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Nektar Therapeutics(NKTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Surprising and market-moving information often comes out of the annual American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) meeting, and so far, ASCO18 hasn’t disappointed. From bluebird bio’s (NASDAQ:BLUE) great-but-not-good-enough results in multiple myeloma to Loxo Oncology’s (NASDAQ:LOXO) stellar results in RET-fusion cancers to Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) head-scratching data,here are some quick takes on the data released this weekend.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the fifteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $85.09.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: LightPath Technologies, Inc.(LPTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares rose 14.1 percent to $3.65 in the pre-market trading session after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) rose 13.3 percent to $2.43 in pre-market trading after reporting a third-quarter earnings beat.
    MYnd Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYND) rose 10.5 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading. MYnd Analytics reported a Q2 net loss of $2.7 million on revenue of $459,900.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares rose 8.4 percent to $5.68 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) shares rose 7.7 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 7.5 percent to $6.45 in pre-market trading after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
    Mimecast Ltd (NASDAQ: MIME) rose 6.5 percent to $43.50 in pre-market trading following a first-quarter sales beat.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 6 percent to $12.50 in pre-market trading after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTLA) shares rose 6 percent to $26.05 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.58 percent on Monday.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) rose 4.7 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 4.1 percent to $13.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.54 percent on Monday.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 4.5 percent to $21.73 in pre-market trading. Mizuho upgraded Valeant from Neutral to Buy.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) rose 4.1 percent to $3.80 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) rose 3.4 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after jumping 23.25 percent o
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about LightPath Technologies (NASDAQ:LPTH) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. LightPath Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.9867601112654 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NovoCure Limited(NVCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Novocure Ltd (NASDAQ: NVCR) shares shot up 22 percent to $7.27 after the company posted a narrower-than-expected Q3 loss.

    Shares of TriNet Group Inc (NYSE: TNET) got a boost, shooting up 15 percent to $20.43. TriNet reported Q3 earnings of $0.29 per share on revenue of $770.5 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    NocoCure Ltd. (NASDAQ: NVCR) is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter earnings report on February 22 as well. The consensus estimates call for a net loss of $0.11 per share and $53.52 million in revenue. The same period of last year had a net loss of $0.26 per share and $30.24 million in revenue. Shares of Novocure most recently closed at $21.50, with a consensus price target of $27.00 and a 52-week range of $6.75 to $24.15.

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Koppers Holdings Inc.(KOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $364.50 million.

    DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc (NASDAQ: XRAY) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.63 per share on revenue of $734.75 million.

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Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Shutterfly Inc.(SFLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When Shutterfly Inc. (NASDAQ: SFLY) released its fourth-quarter earnings report after the markets closed on Wednesday, the company said it had $2.63 in earnings per share (EPS) and $561.2 million in revenue. The consensus estimates had called for $2.84 in EPS and revenue of $586.4 million. In the same period of last year, it posted EPS of $3.57 and $548.1 million in revenue.

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ePlus Inc.(PLUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ePlus Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $284.62 million.

    Tilly’s Inc (NYSE: TLYS) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $119.93 million.

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Canadian Pacific Railway Limited(CP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Railroad operator CSX may not have risen as sharply as Alcoa over the past few months, but it has also been steadily rising. It got a big boost this month when the CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP) Hunter Harrison resigned his position and was said to be teaming up with activist investor Paul Hilal to take on CSX, causing the railroad’s stock to surge 23% on the news.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    A strange turn of events has sent shares of CSX (CSX)–and other railroads, including Union Pacific (UNP) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)–soaring today. It all started when Hunter Harrison announced that he would leave Canadian Pacific ahead of schedule to team up with activist investor for the turnaround of another railway company. That company is thought to be CSX.

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: International Lithium Corp. (ILHMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    International Lithium [TSXV:ILC] (OTCPK:ILHMF) – Price = CAD 0.13

    International Lithium (ILC) is a small lithium explorer/project generator with four joint venture lithium projects, and one fully-owned lithium project:

Best Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2018

Bhavik Narsana & Ashraya Rao

For foreign investors looking to invest under the foreign direct investment (FDI) route in India, many questions persist. A significant amount of advice is sought on the nature of the investment instrument through which they should invest. Since the Consolidated FDI Policy (FDI Policy) and Schedule I of the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer of Security by a Person Resident outside India) Regulations 1999 (FEMA 20) permit only a few investment instruments (being equity shares, compulsorily convertible preference shares (CCPS), warrants and compulsorily convertible debentures (CCDs)) under the FDI route, it becomes important to analyse the benefits of each instrument for the nature of investment sought. The benefits and shortfalls of each of these instruments have to be understood from a corporate and taxation perspective, such that the commercial teams of the foreign investor are duly prepared when sharing their proposal with Indian counterparts. Private limited companies offer more flexibility to structure the investment instruments as compared to public limited companies. Between equity shares and CCPS in private limited companies, financial investors tend to prefer the latter for the flexibility it offers, especially with respect to terms and adjustments for future events, priority for dividends and liquidation events.

Dividends, being freely repatriable, form a significant source of revenue for foreign investors. This article seeks to set out few suggestions with respect to dividends sought by foreign investors from private limited companies while highlighting key issues from a corporate law and foreign exchange law perspective.

Best Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2018: NovoCure Limited(NVCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Novocure Ltd (NASDAQ: NVCR) shares shot up 22 percent to $7.27 after the company posted a narrower-than-expected Q3 loss.

    Shares of TriNet Group Inc (NYSE: TNET) got a boost, shooting up 15 percent to $20.43. TriNet reported Q3 earnings of $0.29 per share on revenue of $770.5 million.

Best Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2018: Google Inc.(GOOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Monday.

    Alphabet reported a huge Q4 earnings beat of $8.67; consensus estimate called for earnings of $8.10 per share. The company also beat on revenue, coming in at $21.34 billion versus $20.76 billion estimates.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yes, Chipotle is having a great run. It’s gained 27% so far this year, and traded a new 52-week high today. But Chipotle is also expensive–so expensive that the market appears to be treating it like another Amazon.com (AMZN), Tesla (TSLA), Apple (AAPL), or Alphabet (GOOG), Moas wrote in his downgrade today. He explains:

  • [By Shudeep Chandrasekhar]

    Of the top four tech companies in the world (by market cap), Apple sells the most, earns the most and has the highest operating margins of them all, yet still trades extremely close to Amazon.com (NSDQ:AMZN), the retail giant that operates with wafer thin margins, in terms of price to sales ratio. Even from a price to earnings multiple point of view, Apple commands a much lower valuation than Alphabet Inc(NSDQ:GOOG). What is really surprising is that the company is selling at half the P/S of Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT), a company that is still on a recovery path. (See also:Apple Inc. Cuts iPhone Production, Time To Sell AAPL Stock?)

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

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

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Discontent to serve terrorist agenda as propaganda and recruitment platforms, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL)’s YouTube, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) and other online communications companies have committed to heightened site censorship. Over the last two months alone, Facebook reportedly deleted about 66,000 posts flagged as hate speech each week.

Best Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2018: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Jubak, Senior Markets Editor, MoneyShow.com]

    It’s hard for any company to raise prices in the current non-inflationary environment. But it’s especially hard right now for operators of fast food restaurants, given the intense price competition in a very crowded marketplace. McDonald’s sales growth in recent quarters has been driven by the success of its Dollar Menu, so raising prices in that segment are a big deal for the company. In addition, pushback from franchisees who say they can’t afford to refurbish their stores, given higher charges from McDonald’s hits at one of McDonald’s key advantages in its market—it’s ability to refresh stores more frequently than competitors. A McDonald’s refresh at $600,000 on average, according to the company, costs substantially more than a remodel at Burger King (BKW) at $300,000 or Wendy’s (WEN) at $375,000 for the least expensive version. McDonald’s restaurants average $2.5 million in annual sales.

  • [By Stark Merrifield]

    Bill Ackman: Fifty-year-old Ackmans career began in 1992 when he and fellow Harvard graduate David P. Berkowtiz founded the investment firm Gotham Partners. The firms high-profile bid for Rockefeller Center in New York caused investors to flock to the firm, growing it to $500 million in assets. Then in 2004, with $54 million in personal funding, Ackman started Pershing Square Capital Management. Through Pershing, Ackman bought significant shares in companies like Wendys Co. (Nasdaq: WEN), Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT), Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG), and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX). Today, Ackman is worth $1.4 billion and is No. 256 on the Forbes 400.

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    KeyBanc analysts upgraded fast food restaurant operator The Wendy’s Co (WEN) on Friday, noting that the company has a number of positive developments that could provide a floor for the stock.

    The analysts upgraded WEN from “Underweight” to “Hold.”

    KeyBanc analyst Christopher O’Cull said, “We are raising our rating for The Wendy’s Company to HOLD as we believe: 1) Wendy’s SRS performance will diverge from the industry for the foreseeable future as new products are supported by more effective use of marketing dollars; 2) better menu and promotional management will lead to improved franchisee profitability (a focus of the new CFO Todd Penegor); and 3) the opportunity to extend the re-franchising program will provide a floor on the stock.”

    Wendy’s shares were up 7 cents, or 0.81%, during pre-market trading on Friday. The stock is up 57.01% year-to-date.

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Argus Research upgraded fast food restaurant operator The Wendy’s Co (WEN) on Thursday, noting that the company’s store remodeling and new menus should help drive higher sales.

    The analysts upgraded WEN from “Hold” to “Buy” and see shares reaching $10. This price target suggests a 21% upside to the stock’s Wednesday closing price of $8.25.

    Wendy’s shares were up 24 cents, or 2.91%, during early morning trading on Thursday. The stock is up 54.19% year-to-date.

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The great migration from bonds into stocks that many market strategists have been forecasting for 2017 is equivalent to the “fake news” that spread during the presidential campaign, according to Goldman Sachs strategists.

“The political rotation occurring in Washington, D.C….[which] has prompted investors to focus on prospective tax and regulatory reforms after years of partisan gridlock … will not be mirrored in financial portfolios,” write Goldman strategists in their weekly “Kickstart” report. “Despite the sharp fall in bond values during the past six months and the prospect of further losses in 2017, we expect minimal asset rotation away from debt.”

For mutual fund portfolios the bond weighting is much higher – at 30% of total mutual fund assets, but that is in line with 5-year, 10-year and 25-year averages, according to Goldman. Mutual funds could be a source of “incremental demand for equities” as they reduce bond allocations, but the pace will be limited, write Goldman strategists. They expect mutual funds and pension funds will be net sellers of stocks in 2017 while ETFs and foreign investors are net buyers.

top cheap stocks to buy now: United Natural Foods, Inc.(UNFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q1 2017 earnings report for small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (December 7th). Shares tend to move in tandeem with Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) who accounts for more than 30% of sales and were falling in September on concerns about WFM’s weakness with Wolfe Research’s Scott Mushkin commenting:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q2 2017 earnings report for small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (March 8th). United Natural Foods shares will tend to move in tandem with Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) who accounts for more than 30% of sales.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) reported fiscal Q4 2017 earnings after the Wednesday market close with shares closing up 5.29% after better-than-expected earnings results in a space thats facing deflation especially after the Amazon-Wholefoods deal was announced. Q4 net sales increased 5.7% to $2.34 billion as sales were positively impacted by the acquisitions of Haddon House Food Products, Inc. and Gourmet Guru, Inc (Due to the integration of these acquisitions, the financial impact of acquired businesses is no longer fully separable). Net income increased 12.1% to $38.9 million.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for the Hain Celestial Group shows shares having once outperformed underperforming peers such as large capWhole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) and small cap United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI):

top cheap stocks to buy now: NovoCure Limited(NVCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Novocure Ltd (NASDAQ: NVCR) shares shot up 22 percent to $7.27 after the company posted a narrower-than-expected Q3 loss.

    Shares of TriNet Group Inc (NYSE: TNET) got a boost, shooting up 15 percent to $20.43. TriNet reported Q3 earnings of $0.29 per share on revenue of $770.5 million.

top cheap stocks to buy now: Netease.com Inc.(NTES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    Shares of Hangzhou, China-based NetEase Inc (NASDAQ:NTES)popped 14% in the Feb 16th trading session after the company reported stellar Q4 and full-year 2016 earnings on Feb 15th after market close. The Chinese online gaming giant delivered an EPS of $4.30 on revenues of $1.74B beating EPS estimates by $0.86 and revenue estimates by $16oM. NetEase’s revenue grew by an impressive 53.1% YoY for Q4 and 67.7% for the full year 2016. On the back of these strong numbers, NTES stock closed at an all-time high of $298.73 in yesterday’s trading session. NTES stock might have gone up very high too soon. There could be a correction around the corner but still NTES stock is a great long-term proposition with much more upside left. Here’s why.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Shares ofNetEase (NASDAQ:NTES)popped 20.1% last month, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence, as the Chinese internet technology company’s strong fourth-quarter earnings report was applauded by investors.

top cheap stocks to buy now: Beasley Broadcast Group Inc.(BBGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Beasley Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ: BBGI) and Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE).

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Beasley Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: BBGI) and Greater Media have entered into a definitive agreement under which Beasley will acquire all of the outstanding stock of Greater Media for approximately $240 million.

top cheap stocks to buy now: Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc.(SVVC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Hibah Yousuf]

    Similarly, Twitter is also the biggest holding in the Firsthand Technology Value Fund (SVVC). With just over 1 million shares of the social media platform, Twitter represents nearly 11% of the total portfolio as of mid-year. Shares of Firsthand Technology Value jumped more than 6% Friday.