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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

Northstar Wealth Partners LLC trimmed its position in Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) by 3.8% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 32,656 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after selling 1,285 shares during the quarter. Verizon Communications makes up 1.5% of Northstar Wealth Partners LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 15th biggest position. Northstar Wealth Partners LLC’s holdings in Verizon Communications were worth $1,711,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of VZ. Mackenzie Financial Corp lifted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 2,886.8% during the 4th quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 11,717,907 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $620,229,000 after purchasing an additional 11,325,589 shares during the last quarter. Boston Partners lifted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 1,252.0% during the 4th quarter. Boston Partners now owns 7,986,475 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $422,724,000 after purchasing an additional 7,395,776 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 14.1% during the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 48,749,993 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $2,580,337,000 after purchasing an additional 6,007,544 shares during the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp lifted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 7,639.8% during the 3rd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 3,877,541 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $191,847,000 after purchasing an additional 3,827,442 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 0.8% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 265,904,768 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $14,074,340,000 after purchasing an additional 2,236,290 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 63.81% of the company’s stock.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Orbital ATK, Inc.(OA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    For the past three years, space company Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has been working with the U.S. Air Force to develop a new heavy launch rocket. As USAF envisions it, Orbital’s new rocket would work alongside existing Delta IV Heavies (operated by Boeing and Lockheed Martin joint venture United Launch Alliance) and soon, the Falcon Heavy rockets that SpaceX began launching in February, giving the Air Force the option of choosing among three competing launch systems for the best combination of price and reliability.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are cheering a major development in efforts to fix the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. According to Reuters, Chinese telecom giant ZTE has signed an agreement to get back into business with its American partners. The agreement will lift a ban by the U.S. Commerce Department that prevented China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment from buying from U.S. suppliers. This is a major development, and one that signals progress among trade officials from both nations. There are now more job openings in the United States than available workers. This is the first time that the Department of Labor has documented this phenomenon. There are 6.7 million openings compared to the 6.4 million workers available to fill those positions. As a result, U.S. companies have been forced to increase compensation in order to attract talent. All of the positive economic development could come to a screeching halt should the U.S. experience the largest labor strike in a decade. Reports indicate that the Teamsters and the United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are on a collision course that could result in a general strike. The union has announced that 260,000 UPS employees have authorized a strike should both sides fail to reach a labor deal by August 1. UPS is responsible for the transport of 6% of the nation’s gross domestic product.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, NOG, WFC
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) investors remain committed to giving Chairman Elon Musk more of their money. On Tuesday, shareholders struck down proposals that would have removed Musk from the chairman role and shaken up the board of directors. Both proposals failed. At the same shareholder event, Musk announced plans for Tesla to open a production facility in Shanghai and projected that his firm will likely produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June. In deal news, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOG) has won U.S. antitrust approval to purchase rocket moto

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $129.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,344 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $178,000.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    So who will get the loot? Believe it or not, more than half the House’s increase in funding (a $459 million increase compared to fiscal 2018) is going to science programs — $6.7 billion in total. And while the bill is short of specifics, this is money investors can probably expect will be going to satellite makers such as Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:OA), and Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR), also to satellite launchers such as SpaceX, and Boeing and Lockheed’s United Launch Alliance.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: PFSweb Inc.(PFSW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about PFSweb (NASDAQ:PFSW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PFSweb earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.4795226887881 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Discover Financial Services(DFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP®, Sean Williams, and Jordan Wathen]

    However, there may still be some bargains to be found. Here’s why three of our contributors think it may be time to take a look at Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB), and Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) EVP Carlos Minetti sold 3,750 shares of Discover Financial Services stock in a transaction on Monday, July 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.90, for a total value of $262,125.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DFSCoin (CURRENCY:DFS) traded flat against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 18:00 PM E.T. on May 25th. One DFSCoin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0722 or 0.00000810 BTC on popular exchanges. DFSCoin has a market cap of $1.28 million and $0.00 worth of DFSCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, DFSCoin has traded down 3.6% against the dollar.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    International oil and gas behemoth ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has quite a track record with dividends. Over the past 30 years, the company has increased its dividend by 629%, and in more recent years, has made it a priority to give its shareholders a raise every year. Making it even more attractive for a lot of dividend seekers is that the yield is now over 3.8% at recent prices. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Tyler Crowe, Matthew DiLallo, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    So we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors to sift through stocks in the oil industry to come up with three that investors should put on their radars. Here’s why they picked MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX), Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC), and ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BNP Paribas reaffirmed their sell rating on shares of ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) in a research report released on Wednesday. BNP Paribas currently has a $85.00 price objective on the oil and gas company’s stock.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) bid on just two blocks and did not win either bid. Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) bid on 29 blocks and was the high bidder on 24. Chevron’s high bids totaled $36.64 million, nearly 30% of the high bids. Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS-A) won all 16 bids it made for a total of $22.93 million. Total SA (NYSE: TOT) won 9 of 9 blocks it bid on for a total of $15.11 million. BP plc (NYSE: BP) won 27 of 27 bids with a total of $20.01 million. No other company had high bids of more than $7 million.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Oil supermajors Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) report earnings before market open on Friday, Apr. 27. As crude oil prices have continued to climb in 2018, both stocks have gotten a couple of analyst upgrades in recent months.  

  • [By Chris Lange]

    On Friday, Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is scheduled to reveal its first-quarter results. The consensus estimates are $1.49 in EPS and $40.7 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $122.31 as the week came to a close. The consensus price target is $135.88. The 52-week range is $102.55 to $133.88.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) traded down about 0.4%, at $125.78 in a 52-week range of $105.30 to $133.88. As of last night’s close, Chevron shares are trading up about 13.5% over the past year.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) is a great company with a pricey stock. I shop at Costco. My late father loved Costco. I have owned Costco stock. But at $243 per share, its opening price on Sept. 10, it has a market cap of $106 billion and an above-average price to earnings ratio of 35 for a retail company expecting sales of about $135 billion when it reports its fiscal year Oct. 4. 

For a retailer, that’s expensive. Walmart (NYSE:WMT) has a market cap of $280 billion on $500 billion in sales.

Retailers sell at a discount to sales because their margins are wafer-thin. Costco usually reports net income in line with the membership fees it collects. During the most recent quarter those fees came to $737 million. Net income attributable to Costco for the quarter was $750 million. 

Customers Win

That means Costco is running the business at break-even, ploughing even the benefits it gets from its credit card relationship with Citigroup (NYSE:C) back into its low, low prices on high-quality goods.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Masonite International Corporation(DOOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trexquant Investment LP lowered its stake in Masonite International Corp (NYSE:DOOR) by 48.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,134 shares of the company’s stock after selling 10,364 shares during the period. Trexquant Investment LP’s holdings in Masonite International were worth $800,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Masonite International (NYSE:DOOR) had its price target lowered by B. Riley from $86.00 to $80.00 in a research note published on Monday. B. Riley currently has a buy rating on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Masonite International’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.01 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $4.05 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.90 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Masonite International (NYSE:DOOR) – Wedbush dropped their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Masonite International in a note issued to investors on Monday, May 7th. Wedbush analyst J. Mccanless now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $1.02 for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $1.04. Wedbush currently has a “Neutral” rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Masonite International’s Q3 2018 earnings at $1.16 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.03 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $3.93 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.92 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.24 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.39 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.25 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.80 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Masonite International (NYSE:DOOR) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $63.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Edgewell Personal Care Co. manufactures and markets personal care products. The company’s brand consists of Schick(R) and Wilkinson Sword(R) men’s and women’s shaving systems and disposable razors; Edge(R) and Skintimate(R) shave preparations; Playtex(R), Stayfree(R), Carefree(R) and o.b. (R) feminine care products; Banana Boat(R) and Hawaiian Tropic(R) sun care products; Playtex(R) infant feeding, Diaper Genie(R) and gloves; Wet Ones(R) moist wipes. Edgewell Personal Care Co., formerly known as Energizer Holdings, is based in St Louis, United States. “

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Steelcase Inc.(SCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Rising commodity costs from the Trump administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminum continue to pose a concern for the manufacturer. Herman Miller expects steel inflation to add another $15 million-$20 million to its costs of goods sold annually going forward. However, the company anticipates offsetting this with $30 million-$60 million of yearly productivity savings from various cost-cutting initiatives. 

    That the company quantified the expected effects of tariffs and predicted a productivity offset likely contributed to investors’ buying interest following earnings. It’s interesting to note that competitor Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS) has taken an alternate route, and is raising list prices on customers to protect profitability.

    The company hiked its quarterly dividend by 10% to 0.1975, which on an annualized basis yields 1.9% at the current share price.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Contemporary office environment furnisher Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS) reported on its first quarter of fiscal 2019 Wednesday after the close of trading. While the company managed a better year-over-year revenue comparison than the fourth quarter of 2018, in which revenue dipped nearly 5%, top-line performance was still lukewarm at best.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SpeedCash (CURRENCY:SCS) traded 1.4% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 22:00 PM ET on June 30th. Over the last seven days, SpeedCash has traded 18.6% higher against the U.S. dollar. SpeedCash has a market cap of $94,084.00 and $1,058.00 worth of SpeedCash was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One SpeedCash coin can currently be bought for about $0.17 or 0.00002751 BTC on exchanges including Trade Satoshi, Cryptohub, YoBit and CryptoBridge.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: New York & Company Inc.(NWY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Strs Ohio bought a new stake in New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 166,400 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $851,000. Strs Ohio owned approximately 0.26% of New York & Company, Inc. at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. New York & Company, Inc. earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.8675047650936 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cache (OTCMKTS: CACH) and New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Orbital ATK, Inc.(OA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    So who will get the loot? Believe it or not, more than half the House’s increase in funding (a $459 million increase compared to fiscal 2018) is going to science programs — $6.7 billion in total. And while the bill is short of specifics, this is money investors can probably expect will be going to satellite makers such as Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:OA), and Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR), also to satellite launchers such as SpaceX, and Boeing and Lockheed’s United Launch Alliance.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are cheering a major development in efforts to fix the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. According to Reuters, Chinese telecom giant ZTE has signed an agreement to get back into business with its American partners. The agreement will lift a ban by the U.S. Commerce Department that prevented China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment from buying from U.S. suppliers. This is a major development, and one that signals progress among trade officials from both nations. There are now more job openings in the United States than available workers. This is the first time that the Department of Labor has documented this phenomenon. There are 6.7 million openings compared to the 6.4 million workers available to fill those positions. As a result, U.S. companies have been forced to increase compensation in order to attract talent. All of the positive economic development could come to a screeching halt should the U.S. experience the largest labor strike in a decade. Reports indicate that the Teamsters and the United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are on a collision course that could result in a general strike. The union has announced that 260,000 UPS employees have authorized a strike should both sides fail to reach a labor deal by August 1. UPS is responsible for the transport of 6% of the nation’s gross domestic product.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, NOG, WFC
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) investors remain committed to giving Chairman Elon Musk more of their money. On Tuesday, shareholders struck down proposals that would have removed Musk from the chairman role and shaken up the board of directors. Both proposals failed. At the same shareholder event, Musk announced plans for Tesla to open a production facility in Shanghai and projected that his firm will likely produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June. In deal news, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOG) has won U.S. antitrust approval to purchase rocket moto

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $129.50.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    For the past three years, space company Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has been working with the U.S. Air Force to develop a new heavy launch rocket. As USAF envisions it, Orbital’s new rocket would work alongside existing Delta IV Heavies (operated by Boeing and Lockheed Martin joint venture United Launch Alliance) and soon, the Falcon Heavy rockets that SpaceX began launching in February, giving the Air Force the option of choosing among three competing launch systems for the best combination of price and reliability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,344 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $178,000.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings Ltd.(BCRH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RLI (NYSE: BCRH) and Blue Capital Reinsurance (NYSE:BCRH) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Blue Capital Reinsurance (NYSE:BCRH) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $10.90 and last traded at $11.05, with a volume of 17133 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.20.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Blue Capital Reinsurance (NYSE:BCRH) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blue Capital Reinsurance earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.9769004082468 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Neuberger Berman MLP Income Fund Inc.(NML)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New Millennium Iron Corp (TSE:NML)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as C$0.07 and last traded at C$0.07, with a volume of 21500 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$0.07.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neuberger Berman MLP Income Fund Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:NML) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, October 1st, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, December 17th will be given a dividend of 0.055 per share by the investment management company on Monday, December 31st. This represents a $0.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.42%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 14th.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019

Allegiant Travel (NASDAQ:ALGT) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

According to Zacks, “Shares of Allegiant Travel Company have declined 17.8% in the last three months. This downturn can be attributed to headwinds like capacity-related woes, safety-related issues and escalating fuel costs. In May, fuel costs were approximately $2.44 per gallon, higher than the April reading of $2.28 per gallon. With oil prices on an uptrend, it will not be surprising if Allegiant Travel revises its current-year fuel price guidance of $2.20 per barrel upward in the near future. Additionally, the company's May traffic report showed that capacity overexpansion is still a problem at Allegiant. In May, capacity expanded 10.7% higher than 9% in April. Moreover, the stock is still suffering from CBS News' report, 60 Minutes, which had alleged that Allegiant was facing a number of safety-related issues. Nevertheless, we are pleased with the company's initiatives to reward shareholders through share buybacks and dividend payments.”

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Orbital ATK, Inc.(OA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are cheering a major development in efforts to fix the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. According to Reuters, Chinese telecom giant ZTE has signed an agreement to get back into business with its American partners. The agreement will lift a ban by the U.S. Commerce Department that prevented China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment from buying from U.S. suppliers. This is a major development, and one that signals progress among trade officials from both nations. There are now more job openings in the United States than available workers. This is the first time that the Department of Labor has documented this phenomenon. There are 6.7 million openings compared to the 6.4 million workers available to fill those positions. As a result, U.S. companies have been forced to increase compensation in order to attract talent. All of the positive economic development could come to a screeching halt should the U.S. experience the largest labor strike in a decade. Reports indicate that the Teamsters and the United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are on a collision course that could result in a general strike. The union has announced that 260,000 UPS employees have authorized a strike should both sides fail to reach a labor deal by August 1. UPS is responsible for the transport of 6% of the nation’s gross domestic product.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, NOG, WFC
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) investors remain committed to giving Chairman Elon Musk more of their money. On Tuesday, shareholders struck down proposals that would have removed Musk from the chairman role and shaken up the board of directors. Both proposals failed. At the same shareholder event, Musk announced plans for Tesla to open a production facility in Shanghai and projected that his firm will likely produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June. In deal news, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOG) has won U.S. antitrust approval to purchase rocket moto

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $129.50.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    So who will get the loot? Believe it or not, more than half the House’s increase in funding (a $459 million increase compared to fiscal 2018) is going to science programs — $6.7 billion in total. And while the bill is short of specifics, this is money investors can probably expect will be going to satellite makers such as Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:OA), and Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR), also to satellite launchers such as SpaceX, and Boeing and Lockheed’s United Launch Alliance.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Duke Realty Corporation(DRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Duke Realty Corp  (NYSE:DRE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019, 3:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec decreased its holdings in Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE) by 37.1% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 11,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 6,651 shares during the quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec’s holdings in Duke Realty were worth $328,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Legal & General Group Plc grew its holdings in shares of Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE) by 10.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 2,957,540 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 275,717 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc owned about 0.83% of Duke Realty worth $78,303,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd lowered its stake in Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE) by 12.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 17,995 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,457 shares during the period. Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd’s holdings in Duke Realty were worth $522,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    California State Teachers Retirement System decreased its position in Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE) by 10.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 593,124 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 67,199 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System’s holdings in Duke Realty were worth $15,706,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Patriot National Bancorp Inc.(PNBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ:PNBK) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Brean Capital.

    KeyCorp initiated coverage on shares of Republic Services (NYSE:RSG). KeyCorp issued a sector weight rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ:PNBK)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Brean Capital in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ: PNBK) and Community Bank, N.A. (NYSE:CBU) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Lancaster Colony Corporation(LANC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ:LANC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Wednesday.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Lancaster Colony from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, April 12th.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ:LANC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 23, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Kimball Electronics, Inc.(KE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Kimball Electronics (NASDAQ:KE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Thursday.

    Separately, TheStreet lowered Kimball Electronics from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 7th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Trust Advisors LP lifted its position in Kimball Electronics Inc (NASDAQ:KE) by 18.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 30,252 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,611 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP owned about 0.11% of Kimball Electronics worth $554,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: ResMed Inc.(RMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Stock No. 3: ResMed (NYSE:RMD). This is the company solving sleep apnea with its CPAP devices and this is a company that really innovated and brought that technology to the world. For people who are having trouble sleeping with clogged airways as they’re sleeping, ResMed is their best friend.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Tyler Crowe, Leo Sun, and Brian Feroldi]

    So, we asked three of our investing contributors to highlight stocks that would be well suited for a baby boomer’s portfolio. Here’s a brief rundown as to why they picked HP (NYSE:HPQ), ResMed (NYSE:RMD), and American Tower (NYSE:AMT). 

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Right now, it’s time for that yearly review of the ones he picked to honor the month, and also the briefly famous pregnant giraffe: five companies, and the first letters of their tickers spelled out A-P-R-I-L. They were Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ:AAXN), Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacific (NYSE:PAC), ResMed (NYSE:RMD), Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), and Live Nation (NYSE:LYV).

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    ResMed (NYSE:RMD) reported its fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year results on Thursday, Aug. 2. Sales growth topped 12% during the period thanks in large part to strength in masks and accessories. At the same time, management continued to demonstrate disciplined expense control. The combination helped drive a 24% boost to net income. The broad-based prosperity allowed the company’s board to increase the quarterly dividend payment by 6%. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new position in ResMed Inc. (NYSE:RMD) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 8,969 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $929,000.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Mitek Systems, Inc.(MITK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Many consumers prefer to deposit a check on their smartphone instead of visiting a bank branch or ATM in person. However, most banks lack the technological know-how to make this process work. That’s why thousands of them have partnered with Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK), a leading provider of image capture and identity verification software that makes it possible for banks to offer this must-have service to their customers.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Friday.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently issued reports on MITK. BidaskClub upgraded Mitek Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mitek Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, National Securities assumed coverage on Mitek Systems in a research report on Friday, March 9th. They issued a buy rating and a $14.00 target price on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $12.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Watts Water Technologies, Inc.(WTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Shares of TRNC traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $16.47. 200,206 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 316,188. The stock has a market cap of $582.27 million, a PE ratio of 15.25 and a beta of 1.78. The company has a current ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02. tronc has a 12 month low of $13.00 and a 12 month high of $24.74.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Watts Water Technologies Inc  (NYSE:WTS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 08, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pinebridge Investments L.P. increased its position in Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS) by 3.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 25,262 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 925 shares during the period. Pinebridge Investments L.P. owned approximately 0.07% of Watts Water Technologies worth $1,981,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Northern Trust Corp lifted its stake in shares of Watts Water Technologies (NYSE:WTS) by 0.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 952,176 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 3,219 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned approximately 2.79% of Watts Water Technologies worth $73,984,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lessened its stake in Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS) by 40.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 14,698 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 9,975 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Watts Water Technologies were worth $1,142,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Western Union Company (WU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and eight have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $18.64.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ARGI Investment Services LLC grew its holdings in shares of Western Union (NYSE:WU) by 80.7% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 96,928 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 43,290 shares during the quarter. ARGI Investment Services LLC’s holdings in Western Union were worth $1,864,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Meta Financial Group Inc.(CASH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $112.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “$4.13 EPS Expected for Meta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) This Quarter” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this article on another website, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright legislation. The legal version of this article can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3365508/4-13-eps-expected-for-meta-financial-group-inc-cash-this-quarter.html.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cashcoin (CURRENCY:CASH) traded up 0.5% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on June 10th. One Cashcoin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0079 or 0.00000117 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last week, Cashcoin has traded down 29.1% against the US dollar. Cashcoin has a market capitalization of $377,649.00 and approximately $114.00 worth of Cashcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019

The flare-up in market volatility has left investors scratching their heads when it comes to the relative outperformance of the safest segment of the corporate bond universe over its riskiest.

With stocks coming under pressure this year, with the Dow
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and the S&P 500
SPX, -0.86%
struggling to reclaim their February all-time highs, bond buyers would be expected to turn their noses at high-yield issuers with burdensome debt loads and take shelter in the bonds of investment-grade firms, which carry more robust balance sheets. But instead, the two ends of the corporate debt market appear to have reversed their traditional roles, with investment-grade bonds struggling and high-yield debt, or junk, remaining at their lofty valuations.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(DRNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion.
    Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $551.94 million.
    Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $423.13 million.
    Switch, Inc. (NYSE: SWCH) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $99.83 million.
    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $579.85 million.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $119.06 million.
    Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $68.14 million.
    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRNA) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.87 million.
    VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $130.00 million.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $45.38 million.
    Restoration Robotics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIR) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.17 per share on revenue of $5.93 million.
    YogaWorks, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOGA) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.22 per share on revenue of

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:DRNA)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by HC Wainwright in a report released on Tuesday. They currently have a $14.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 1.74% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited(CNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wall Street analysts expect that Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) will announce $1.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Seven analysts have provided estimates for Canadian National Railway’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.06 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.97. Canadian National Railway reported earnings per share of $1.00 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 2%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Compass Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 2,535 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $207,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) – Cormark raised their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Canadian National Railway in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, April 10th. Cormark analyst D. Tyerman now expects that the transportation company will post earnings per share of $1.15 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.14.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Canadian National Railway (TSE:CNR) (NYSE:CNI) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the eleven research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is C$109.36.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department lessened its stake in shares of Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) by 1.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 842,775 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 13,507 shares during the quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department owned about 0.11% of Canadian National Railway worth $61,565,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.(PANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) had its target price raised by Credit Suisse Group from $150.00 to $175.00 in a report released on Tuesday morning. They currently have an underweight rating on the network technology company’s stock.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, a spinoff at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) drove a deceiving downward move today, and earnings news from Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) sent shares of the next-gen security specialist higher.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) shares short was 3.75 million. The previous level was 4.54 million. Shares traded recently at $212.79, within a 52-week trading range of $126.56 to $217.40.

  • [By ]

    Cybersecurity remains red hot, after another three high-profile attacks, at Under Armour (UAA) , Boeing (BA) and Hudson’s Bay, the parent of Saks. But while many investors know of the big boys like Palo Alto Networks (PANW) , Fortinet (FTNT) and Proofpoint (PFPT) , Cramer dove into three smaller cybersecurity names to see if they’re worth investing in.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.(LOCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nathan’s Famous (NASDAQ: NATH) and El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

    Several other research firms also recently weighed in on LOCO. BidaskClub upgraded El Pollo LoCo from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, June 22nd. SunTrust Banks set a $11.00 target price on El Pollo LoCo and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated an equal weight rating and issued a $11.00 target price (down previously from $12.00) on shares of El Pollo LoCo in a research report on Monday, March 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. El Pollo LoCo has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $12.40.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Shares of citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken purveyor El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc(NASDAQ:LOCO)have climbed nearly 9% year to date, which is no small news given their halving since a July 2014 IPO, and subsequent doldrums over the last three years:

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: GTx Inc.(GTXI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GTx, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTXI) insider Jason T. Shackelford sold 9,279 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.01, for a total transaction of $176,393.79. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 19,453 shares in the company, valued at $369,801.53. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    GTx Inc. (NASDAQ: GTXI) will present additional data demonstrating duration of response following completion of treatment for its Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical trial evaluating enobosarm 3 mg in postmenopausal women with stress urinary incontinence at the upcoming 2018 American Urological Association meeting on May 18.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GTx, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTXI) was down 6.4% during mid-day trading on Friday after an insider sold shares in the company. The company traded as low as $17.10 and last traded at $17.30. Approximately 726,400 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 492% from the average daily volume of 122,740 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.49.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Orbital ATK, Inc.(OA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are cheering a major development in efforts to fix the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. According to Reuters, Chinese telecom giant ZTE has signed an agreement to get back into business with its American partners. The agreement will lift a ban by the U.S. Commerce Department that prevented China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment from buying from U.S. suppliers. This is a major development, and one that signals progress among trade officials from both nations. There are now more job openings in the United States than available workers. This is the first time that the Department of Labor has documented this phenomenon. There are 6.7 million openings compared to the 6.4 million workers available to fill those positions. As a result, U.S. companies have been forced to increase compensation in order to attract talent. All of the positive economic development could come to a screeching halt should the U.S. experience the largest labor strike in a decade. Reports indicate that the Teamsters and the United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are on a collision course that could result in a general strike. The union has announced that 260,000 UPS employees have authorized a strike should both sides fail to reach a labor deal by August 1. UPS is responsible for the transport of 6% of the nation’s gross domestic product.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, NOG, WFC
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) investors remain committed to giving Chairman Elon Musk more of their money. On Tuesday, shareholders struck down proposals that would have removed Musk from the chairman role and shaken up the board of directors. Both proposals failed. At the same shareholder event, Musk announced plans for Tesla to open a production facility in Shanghai and projected that his firm will likely produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June. In deal news, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOG) has won U.S. antitrust approval to purchase rocket moto

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,344 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $178,000.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    For the past three years, space company Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has been working with the U.S. Air Force to develop a new heavy launch rocket. As USAF envisions it, Orbital’s new rocket would work alongside existing Delta IV Heavies (operated by Boeing and Lockheed Martin joint venture United Launch Alliance) and soon, the Falcon Heavy rockets that SpaceX began launching in February, giving the Air Force the option of choosing among three competing launch systems for the best combination of price and reliability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $129.50.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    So who will get the loot? Believe it or not, more than half the House’s increase in funding (a $459 million increase compared to fiscal 2018) is going to science programs — $6.7 billion in total. And while the bill is short of specifics, this is money investors can probably expect will be going to satellite makers such as Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:OA), and Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR), also to satellite launchers such as SpaceX, and Boeing and Lockheed’s United Launch Alliance.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Briggs & Stratton Corporation(BGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) fell 23.3 percent to $9.87 in pre-market trading after declining 13.45 percent on Wednesday.
    SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SXCP) fell 12.8 percent to $16.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) fell 11 percent to $17.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted mixed Q3 results and lowered its FY18 guidance.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.4 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading following downbeat Q1 results.
    Quality Care Properties, Inc. (NYSE: QCP) fell 8.2 percent to $20.85 in pre-market trading. Welltower announced plans to acquire QCP for $20.75 per share in cash.
    China Customer Relations Centers Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) shares fell 7.5 percent to $17.25 in pre-market trading after climbing 18.73 percent on Wednesday.
    Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) shares fell 5.7 percent to $5.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) fell 5.6 percent to $38.66 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Southw

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    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Todd Teske, chairman, president and CEO of Briggs & Stratton (BGG) , the small-engine maker that posted a penny-a-share earnings beat on Wednesday, but saw shares fall 11% on lighter-than-expected revenues and a cut in the company’s full-year guidance.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc.(USAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAP) traded down 0% on Friday . The company traded as low as $24.22 and last traded at $24.53. 505,097 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 1,278% from the average session volume of 36,661 shares. The stock had previously closed at $24.53.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Universal Stainless & Alloy Products (NASDAQ: USAP) and SUMITOMO Corp/S (OTCMKTS:SSUMY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Computer Programs and Systems Inc.(CPSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Millrace Asset Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund acquired 45,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,314,000. Millrace Asset Group Inc. owned about 0.32% of Computer Programs & Systems at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ: CPSI) and Perion Network Ltd Common Stock (NASDAQ:PERI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation, one has given a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $30.80.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.(NM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Navios Maritime (NYSE: NM) is one of 44 public companies in the “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Navios Maritime to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.23 per share on revenue of $128.00 million.

    Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $279.85 million.

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Innoviva, Inc. (INVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Shares of Innoviva (NASDAQ:INVA), a biotechnology royalty company that develops respiratory therapeutics and is perhaps best known as GlaxoSmithKline’s (NYSE:GSK) development partner for its multiple next-generation COPD and asthma products, fell as much as 11% on Thursday. The reason behind Innoviva’s bad day can be traced to a proxy battle with activist hedge fund Sarissa Capital Management over seats on its board.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: PCM, Inc.(PCMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    PCM Inc (NASDAQ: PCMI) was down, falling around 26 percent to $14.63. PCM reported Q2 adjusted earnings of $0.47 per share on sales of $560.1 million.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Ultralife Corporation(ULBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Energous Corporation and potential small cap networking or power peer Acacia Communications (NASDAQ: ACIA) having a run up late last year while small cap Ultralife Corp (NASDAQ: ULBI) is heading back up to previous highs and EnSync Inc (NYSEMKT: ESNC) has underperformed:

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc.(KPTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KPTI) was raised to a Buy rating from Hold, and the price target was increased to $12 from $9, at Jefferies. The firm said its call is based on its future revenue opportunity in multiple myeloma. Itsshares most recently closed at $10.62, with a consensus price target of $16.30 and a 52-week range of $4.83 to $19.41.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Orbital ATK, Inc.(OA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Powell]

    My top recommendation for the privatization of space is Orbital ATK (OA), which was was formed early last year from the merger of Orbital Sciences and the aerospace division of Alliant Techsystems.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    On one particularly big news day, April 28, the DSCA announced that it has notified Congress of no fewer than seven separate pending arms sales that it plans to push through. These deals are aiming to sell:

    110 radar-seeking air-to-ground “HARM” missiles to Australia, generating sales of $137.6 million for prime contractors Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) and Raytheon (NYSE:RTN). Four P-8A Poseidonsubmarine-hunting jet aircraft to New Zealand — a $1.46 billion payday for Boeing (NYSE:BA). 13 76 mm cannonfor installation aboard Israeli Navy SA’AR 4.5 and SA’AR 6 Missile Patrol Boats at a purchase price of $440 million. (Italian firm Leonardo S.p.a.’s DRS North America subsidiary will be the contractor on that one.) Nine Bell 429light utility helicopters to Slovakia, yielding sales of $150 million for Textron (NYSE:TXT). And five CH-47D Chinookhelicopters, sold out of U.S. government surplus to Greece for $80 million.

    Also included in the DSCA’s list of pending contracts are two directed toward the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, specifically:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Now consider that as of the last report, Americans owned 265 million guns — but fewer than 1 million silencers. That’s a huge market that American Outdoor Brands and Sturm, Ruger would love to sell into. Easing restrictions on silencer sales could have follow-on effects, too. Granting easier access to suppressors could reduce noise complaints at open-air shooting ranges, making it easier for such businesses to open, which would attract more customers, resulting in more ammunition being used, resulting in more ammunition being sold, resulting in more sales (and profits) for ammo makers such as Olin Corp (NYSE:OLN), Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO), and Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Defense giant Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) confirmed Monday it will buy Orbital ATK Inc (NYSE: OA), the maker of the Pegasus rocket and a vast array of other aerospace and defense systems, in a $9.2 billion deal.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Last Monday, U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced it would buy Orbital ATK Inc (NYSE: OA), a direct Aerojet Rocketdyne competitor,for about $7.8 billion (a 22% premium to Orbital’s Friday close) in a deal thatwill give it greater access to lucrative government contracts and expand its arsenal of missile defense systems and space rockets. While Northrop already has a significant presence in payloads, it has not had launcher capability, an area that Orbital brings for both space and missile defense. Orbital also has contracts with NASA and the U.S. Army. The all-cash transaction is the biggest in the defense sector in two years and comes ahead of planned upgrades of U.S. ballistic systems (as the saber rattling by North Korea continues), which are expected to drive demand for missiles.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    While Trump’s nuclear tweet appears to have taken some folks off guard, the fact is that the U.S. has been planning a major upgrade and refurbishmentof its nuclear arsenal for quite some time — since at least the early years of the second Obama administration, in fact. As far back as three years ago, we were writing about a U.S. Air Force effort to begin upgrading the nation’s aging fleet of Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles — a contract that Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD), among others, is counting on to juice its rocket revenues. Rival rocket scientist Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) is bidding on the same contract, and whether it’s Aerojet or Orbital that eventually ends up winning this piece of the nuclear rearmament project, there should be money aplenty to go around.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: American DG Energy Inc.(ADGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap green energy stock American DG Energy (NYSEMKT: ADGE) as a long trade:

    As for American DG Energy, today’s push above a technical ceiling at $0.34 is telling, though that clue is made more telling when you see the short-term moving average lines have given us key bullish crosses over the course of the past couple of months; the undertow is turning bullish. What you can’t see on the daily chart is that this is the first time in years we’ve seen higher lows logged for ADGE.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Taylor & Martin Group Inc (TMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC’s earnings per share improvement from the most recent quarter was slightly positive. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC increased its bottom line by earning $4.70 versus $3.49 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($7.39 versus $4.70).

     

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    Net operating cash flow has increased to $743.90 million or 10.04% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC has also modestly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 0.44%.

     

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Life Sciences Tools & Services industry average. The net income increased by 0.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $471.60 million to $476.10 million.

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A+. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. 

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    The stock has risen over the past year as investors have generally rewarded the company for its earnings growth and other positive factors like the ones we have cited in this report. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.

     

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: North American Energy Partners, Inc.(NOA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, energy shares slipped by 1.36 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG), down 9 percent, and North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) (NYSE: NOA), down 6 percent.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: ClubCorp Holdings, Inc.(MYCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of ClubCorp Holdings Inc. (NYSE:MYCC) jumped 15.7% Thursday after reports stating the private golf and country-club specialist is considering strategic alternatives.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc.(AFOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Alliance Fiber Optic Products (NASDAQ: AFOP) shares rose 7.21% to $21.70. The volume of Alliance Fiber Optic Products shares traded was 397% higher than normal. Alliance Fiber Optic lifted its Q3 revenue outlook.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc (NASDAQ: AFOP) shares shot up 19 percent to $18.47 after the company agreed to be acquired by Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) for $18.50 per share.