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The U.S. Dollar has appreciated more than 7% against a basket of currencies since the end of March. While that might not seem like a lot, it’s huge for a developed currency and can cause a lot of problems in a lot of different ways.

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Mostly positive second-quarter earnings were overshadowed by warnings of a stronger dollar and weaker profits for U.S. companies with international exposure.

From Netflix to Illinois Tool Works, management was downbeat as weaker foreign currencies meant lower sales in those markets when converted back to dollars.

One fortunate side effect of all this is that shares of foreign companies have become cheaper in dollar terms. When a company’s shares are primarily priced in another currency and that base weakens then it’s going to act as an artificial weight on the price of the American Depository Receipts (ADRs).

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: American Express Company(AXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    American Express (NYSE:AXP) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the thirty analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $107.26.

  • [By Mac Greer]

    eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) had a rough quarter and blames it on a strengthening U.S. dollar … but come on! Come on! American Express (NYSE:AXP) is down on concerns over revenue and its market is getting tougher and tougher. Also, Matt and Jason talk about some fascinating companies they just pitched at The Motley Fool’s quarterly board meeting.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    American Express (NYSE:AXP) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 18, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) traded up 1.31% at $107.88. The 52-week range on the stock is $87.54 to $111.77. Volume was about equal to the daily average of around 3 million.

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    “[Facebook’s leadership team] does not reflect America,” said Representative G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C, one of the members of Congress to ask Zuckerberg to address the lack of racial diversity of Facebook’s board. Earlier this year, former American Express  (AXP) CEO and Chairman Ken Chenault became Facebook’s first black board member, Butterfield noted.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Both American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) and Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) sport remarkably similar business models and, perhaps not coincidentally, have given investors almost identical returns over the past 12 months, both returning just over 22%. Which of these iconic companies makes for a better investment today?

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Novo Nordisk A/S(NVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Many drugmakers market these diabetes drugs, however, Novo Nordisk’s, Eli Lilly’s, and Sanofi’s drugs are among the most widely used treatments. Each generates billions of dollars per year in sales from diabetes drugs, including insulin. The table below shows their 2017 annual results.

    Company Market Cap Total Revenue Total Net Income Diabetes-Related Revenue Change in Diabetes Revenue (YOY) 
    Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) $119 billion $17 billion $6 billion $14.7 billion 4%
    Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) $88.5 billion $22.9 billion $4.5 billion $10.1 billion 25%
    Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) $96.7 billion $41 billion $8.26 billion $5.8 billion (14%)

    Data sources: Yahoo! Finance and company annual reports. Note: 1. Novo Nordisk’s results reflect exchange rates on May 17, 2018. 2. Eli Lilly’s net income figure is adjusted net income. 3. Sanofi’s net income is business net income, a non-GAAP adjusted figure and results reflect exchange rates on May 17, 2018. YOY = year over year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Eagle Global Advisors LLC decreased its position in Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) by 10.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 130,420 shares of the company’s stock after selling 15,550 shares during the period. Eagle Global Advisors LLC’s holdings in Novo Nordisk were worth $6,423,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Here’s are some of the biggest and best-know publicly traded diabetes companies:

    Company Ticker Market Cap Products 
    Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) $126 billion Continuous glucose monitor
    AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) $95 billion Pharmaceuticals
    Becton, Dickinson (NYSE: BDX) $70 billion Diagnostic and delivery devices
    DexCom (NASDAQ:DXCM) $12.7  billion Continuous glucose monitor
    Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) $106 billion Insulin and pharmaceuticals
    Insulet   (NASDAQ:PODD) $6.1 billion Insulin pump
    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) $375 billion  Glucose monitor and pharmaceuticals
    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: LXRX) $1.2 billion Pharmaceuticals
    MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD) $291 million Inhaled insulin
    Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) $133  billion Insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitor
    Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) $116 billion Insulin and pharmaceuticals
    Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) $108 billion Insulin and pharmaceuticals
    Senseonics Holdings (NYSEMKT: SENS) $834 million Continuous glucose monitor

    DATA SOURCE: YAHOO! FINANCE. MARKET CAP DATA AS OF 9/25/2018. 

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: General American Investors, Inc.(GAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gambit (CURRENCY:GAM) traded 7.4% lower against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 15:00 PM ET on September 4th. One Gambit token can now be purchased for about $4.78 or 0.00064993 BTC on popular exchanges. Gambit has a market cap of $5.52 million and $2,335.00 worth of Gambit was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Gambit has traded 12.6% higher against the US dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gambit (GAM) is a PoW/PoS token that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was May 5th, 2015. Gambit’s total supply is 2,599,999 tokens and its circulating supply is 1,154,053 tokens. Gambit’s official Twitter account is @gambitcrypto. The official website for Gambit is www.gambitcrypto.com.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated(PEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brokerages expect Pattern Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:PEGI) (TSE:PEG) to post $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Pattern Energy Group’s earnings, with estimates ranging from ($0.17) to $0.19. Pattern Energy Group posted earnings per share of ($0.26) during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 107.7%. The company is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 8th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Atlantic Trust LLC reduced its position in shares of Pattern Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:PEGI) (TSE:PEG) by 45.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 29,978 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 24,580 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust LLC’s holdings in Pattern Energy Group were worth $562,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BMO Capital Markets lowered shares of Pattern Energy Group (NASDAQ:PEGI) (TSE:PEG) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Baird Financial Group Inc. lowered its stake in shares of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (NYSE:PEG) by 6.0% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 30,164 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 1,930 shares during the quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Public Service Enterprise Group were worth $1,633,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG) and Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Norinchukin Bank The raised its position in Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) by 15.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 49,652 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,793 shares during the period. Norinchukin Bank The’s holdings in Public Service Enterprise Group were worth $2,495,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.(ODFL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the sixteen analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $148.50.

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    Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 7, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. (NASDAQ: ODFL) was started as Buy at Argus.

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    Old Dominion Freight Line (Nasdaq: ODFL) is a leader in the long-haul, less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers and was able to maintain its rates through the 2008 downturn while maintaining on-time service. While its average driver salary is among the highest, the company is still able to maintain a best-in-class operating margin and trades relatively cheaply to peers.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ: ODFL) and Covenant Transport (NASDAQ:CVTI) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Costamare Inc.(CMRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    COSTAMARE Inc/SH (NYSE:CMRE) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday following a dividend announcement from the company. The stock traded as high as $8.15 and last traded at $8.10, with a volume of 15988 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.98.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of three big oceangoing container-shipping companies — Triton International (NYSE:TRTN), Seaspan (NYSE:SSW), and Costamare (NYSE:CMRE) — suffered huge losses in early trading Friday after Wells Fargo announced it was downgrading “the entire container complex,” as StreetInsider.com put it.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    COSTAMARE Inc/SH (NYSE:CMRE) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $7.75.

Hot Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

IFP Advisors Inc raised its stake in NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) by 124.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,558 shares of the solar energy provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,416 shares during the quarter. IFP Advisors Inc’s holdings in NextEra Energy Partners were worth $102,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado acquired a new position in NextEra Energy Partners in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $105,000. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of NextEra Energy Partners by 181.3% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 2,757 shares of the solar energy provider’s stock valued at $119,000 after buying an additional 1,777 shares in the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new stake in shares of NextEra Energy Partners in the first quarter valued at approximately $263,000. HBK Investments L P increased its position in shares of NextEra Energy Partners by 34.4% in the fourth quarter. HBK Investments L P now owns 12,498 shares of the solar energy provider’s stock valued at $539,000 after buying an additional 3,198 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Lee Financial Co purchased a new stake in shares of NextEra Energy Partners in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $726,000. 83.68% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Hot Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Liberty Global plc(LILA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its holdings in shares of Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) by 39.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 10,187 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,571 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Liberty Latin America were worth $198,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $24.75.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A (NASDAQ:LILA) SVP Christopher J. Noyes acquired 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 22nd. The shares were bought at an average price of $17.93 per share, for a total transaction of $358,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 16,429 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $320,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A (NASDAQ:LILA) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $23.40.

Hot Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Black Hills Corporation(BKHU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about BLACK HILLS Cor/EQUITY Ut (NYSE:BKHU) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BLACK HILLS Cor/EQUITY Ut earned a daily sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 44.7211950698084 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Hot Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated(PEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pattern Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:PEGI) (TSE:PEG) insider Esben W. Pedersen sold 1,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.40, for a total transaction of $24,480.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 159,027 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,244,150.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG) and Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BMO Capital Markets lowered shares of Pattern Energy Group (NASDAQ:PEGI) (TSE:PEG) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Analysts expect that Pattern Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:PEGI) (TSE:PEG) will post $143.93 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have provided estimates for Pattern Energy Group’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $137.60 million and the highest estimate coming in at $147.50 million. Pattern Energy Group reported sales of $110.72 million in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 30%. The company is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 7th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    IFP Advisors Inc raised its position in shares of Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) by 19.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 12,532 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,065 shares during the quarter. IFP Advisors Inc’s holdings in Public Service Enterprise Group were worth $630,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019

Yes Bank stock has crashed more than 50 percent in last one month wiping out more than Rs 4,600 crore in market capitalisation. It fell as much as 9 percent on Friday to hit fresh 52-week low of Rs 184.45.

It was quoting at Rs 189.30, down Rs 13.90, or 6.84 percent, on the BSE at 10:50 hours IST. It has been the biggest loser among Nifty50 stocks in last one month.

In the dock for under-reporting bad loans, Yes Bank has denied any “window dressing” of corporate loans to conceal its non-performing asset (NPA) status.

Yes Bank further said its gross NPA ratios are among the finest in the banking industry and the internal control over financial planning is audited with BSR and Co (KPMG), that has given an “un-qualified opinion” on it.

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The lender has also refuted allegations that it inflated its share price ahead of key fund-raising activities. It denied parallel dealings with “Three Sisters Family Office”, which manages personal investments of the current Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Rana Kapoor and his family.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019: Chemical Financial Corporation(CHFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media 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. Chemical Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.6707430515367 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Chemical Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CHFC) by 60.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 16,192 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,123 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Chemical Financial were worth $884,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019: MFS Intermediate Income Trust(MIN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Private Advisor Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of MFS Intermediate Income Trust (NYSE:MIN) in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 84,181 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $322,000. Private Advisor Group LLC owned approximately 0.07% of MFS Intermediate Income Trust as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019: Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated(PEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Baird Financial Group Inc. lowered its stake in shares of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (NYSE:PEG) by 6.0% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 30,164 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 1,930 shares during the quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Public Service Enterprise Group were worth $1,633,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pattern Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:PEGI) (TSE:PEG) insider Esben W. Pedersen sold 1,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.40, for a total transaction of $24,480.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 159,027 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,244,150.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    FDx Advisors Inc. lowered its stake in shares of Public Service Co. (NYSE:PEG) by 15.8% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 36,891 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 6,935 shares during the quarter. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Public Service were worth $1,853,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Norinchukin Bank The raised its position in Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) by 15.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 49,652 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,793 shares during the period. Norinchukin Bank The’s holdings in Public Service Enterprise Group were worth $2,495,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dean Capital Investments Management LLC trimmed its position in shares of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (NYSE:PEG) by 26.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 10,434 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 3,750 shares during the quarter. Dean Capital Investments Management LLC’s holdings in Public Service Enterprise Group were worth $565,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019: Nustar Energy L.P.(NS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have issued a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $26.25.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of BIGLARI CAPITAL CORP.Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc (CBRL) – 4,737,794 shares, 97.61% of the total portfolio. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX) – 395,000 shares, 0.81% of the total portfolio. Investors Title Co (ITIC) – 30,000 shares, 0.78% of the total portfolio. Unico American Corp (UNAM) – 527,100 shares, 0.54% of the total portfolio. NuStar Energy LP (NS) – 68,500 shares, 0.18% of the total portfolio. New PositionNew

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    HRT Financial LLC bought a new stake in shares of NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 12,350 shares of the pipeline company’s stock, valued at approximately $279,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 27th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.60 per share by the pipeline company on Monday, May 14th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 11.49%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 7th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NuStar Energy (NYSE:NS) had its price target upped by Barclays from $23.00 to $25.00 in a research report report published on Wednesday morning. They currently have an equal weight rating on the pipeline company’s stock.

Top Performing Stocks For 2019

Consumer staples is the worst-performing S&P 500 sector this year, but Chad Morganlander of Washington Crossing Advisors says the group looks so bad, it’s actually good.

This comes even as interest rates are on the rise and the benchmark 10-year Treasury note yield closes in on the psychologically precarious 3 percent level; typically, staples suffer in such an environment, as rising bond yields create competition for the group. Here are Morganlander’s reasons for his bullish view.

The group has fallen nearly 12 percent this year, far underperforming the broader market, and the group’s valuation makes sense at this juncture.

Single stocks like Hormel, Pepsi, McCormick and Walmart will likely thrive, particularly Walmart, with a further push into e-commerce. The market under-appreciates the profitability, growth and balance sheets among these names.

Church & Dwight, the staples giant, is one particularly strong play in the space.

Bottom line: Consumer staples can weather the storm of rising interest rates, according to one portfolio manager.

Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Boston Properties, Inc.(BXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. lowered its holdings in Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) by 18.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,669 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,265 shares during the period. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in Boston Properties were worth $699,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC reduced its position in Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) by 9.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,745 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 625 shares during the quarter. St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Boston Properties were worth $708,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Traders purchased shares of Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $96.18 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $15.73 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $80.45 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Boston Properties had the 13th highest net in-flow for the day. Boston Properties traded down ($0.15) for the day and closed at $117.09

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Earnest Partners LLC raised its holdings in shares of Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) by 4.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 187,347 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,269 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC owned 0.12% of Boston Properties worth $23,085,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Summit Hotel Properties, Inc.(INN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund reduced its position in Summit Hotel Properties Inc (NYSE:INN) by 3.5% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 186,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 6,700 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned about 0.18% of Summit Hotel Properties worth $2,544,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Innova (INN) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the NeoScrypt hashing algorithm. It was first traded on October 19th, 2017. Innova’s total supply is 4,032,857 coins and its circulating supply is 3,282,857 coins. Innova’s official website is innovacoin.info. Innova’s official Twitter account is @InnovaCoin.

Top Performing Stocks For 2019: MPLX LP(MPLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “Mplx (MPLX) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Deutsche Bank” was originally published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece of content on another publication, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US & international trademark and copyright laws. The original version of this piece of content can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3371782/mplx-mplx-receives-new-coverage-from-analysts-at-deutsche-bank.html.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    MPLX (NYSE:MPLX) has undergone a significant transformation over the past year and a half. The master limited partnership (MLP) completed several transactions with its oil refining parent Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), which diversified its midstream portfolio and eliminated costly management fees. Those moves position MPLX to continue growing its rock-solid 6.8%-yielding payout at a healthy clip for the next several years, making it an excellent option for income-seeking investors to consider buying.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mplx Lp (NYSE:MPLX) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the sixteen ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and ten have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $41.33.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    [T]his morning we announced our 2018 capital investment plans for both MPC and MPLX(NYSE:MPLX). This plan remains focus on strengthening the sustained earnings power of the business through growth and margin enhancing projects as well as expanding our more stable cash flow businesses especially Speedway and MPLX. Our capital plan for MPC for 2018 excluding MPLX is $1.6 billion. This plan spending includes $950 million for Refining & Marketing, $530 million for Speedway and $100 million to support corporate activities and other investments.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated(PEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Norinchukin Bank The raised its position in Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) by 15.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 49,652 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,793 shares during the period. Norinchukin Bank The’s holdings in Public Service Enterprise Group were worth $2,495,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) by 4,473.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 365,774 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 357,776 shares during the quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Public Service Enterprise Group were worth $18,376,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    FDx Advisors Inc. lowered its stake in shares of Public Service Co. (NYSE:PEG) by 15.8% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 36,891 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 6,935 shares during the quarter. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Public Service were worth $1,853,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Infinera Corporation(INFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Thursday.

    A number of other analysts have also weighed in on INFN. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an equal weight rating and set a $9.50 target price (up previously from $8.00) on shares of Infinera in a report on Friday, March 9th. Citigroup reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $12.00 target price (up previously from $8.50) on shares of Infinera in a report on Friday, March 9th. ValuEngine raised shares of Infinera from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. Northland Securities lowered shares of Infinera from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a report on Monday, March 19th. Finally, Drexel Hamilton reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of Infinera in a report on Wednesday, March 21st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $11.35.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Infinera (INFN)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
    BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
    Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
    Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
    Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 3,256 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 841% compared to the typical daily volume of 346 put options.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to receiving an analyst downgrade, shares of Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN), a maker of equipment used in telecommunications, fell 10% as of 3:45 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.

Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Transglobe Energy Corp(TGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atlas Energy Group (OTCMKTS: ATLS) and Transglobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%

    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now

Federal law requires public companies like Wells Fargo to warn shareholders about non-routine legal proceedings.

Yet it has now emerged that Wells Fargo stayed silent for at least six months about the fact that authorities were investigating the bank’s creation of fake accounts.

Wells Fargo (WFC) confirmed on Thursday that it was in talks with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about unauthorized accounts as early as March 2016. This comes after the Charlotte Observer obtained emails under the Freedom of Information Act that revealed the discussions between the bank and the regulator.

The revelations will intensify questions over why Wells Fargo never alerted investors in public statements or public filings about the risk posed by what turned out to be a damaging investigation.

Wells Fargo’s September settlement with the CFPB and other regulators tarnished the storied bank’s reputation, hurt its stock price, led to the sudden retirement of CEO John Stumpf and included $185 million in fines.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Tandy Leather Factory, Inc.(TLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Armour Residential REIT Inc. (NYSE: ARR), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), PJT Partners Inc. (NYSE; PJT), Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH)and Tandy Leather Factory Inc. (NASDAQ: TLF).

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alex Webb]

    Kabel Deutschland is a key part of Vodafones expansion strategy as the carrier looks for ways to boost revenue and lock in customers with Internet and television offers in addition to wireless service. Kabel Deutschland is the biggest cable company in Germany, Vodafones largest market, and had drawn a rival bid from John Malones Liberty Global Plc. (LBTYA)

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd.(CHL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, telecommunications services shares fell 0.12 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: CHL), down 3 percent, and Partner Communications Company Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: PTNR), down 1.5 percent.

  • [By Motif Investing]

    The most heavily weighted names in the motif are China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: CHL), Aibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA), Baidu Inc (NASDAQ: BIDU), India's HDFC Bank (NYSE: HDB) and Russia's Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (NYSE: MBT).

  • [By David Goodboy]

    Rumors are that Apple will use this opportunity to announce the long-awaited deal with China Mobile (NYSE: CHL), which is the world's largest cellphone carrier with more than 700 million active users. Clearly, there are impediments in the way, but the potential for a lower-priced iPhone for this market means strong possibilities remain. This deal would be a major upside catalyst for Apple shares.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    But before we get to the stock pick, here’s a list of the 10 top-performing Warren Buffett stocks so far this year…

    Company YTD Gains
    Moody’s Corp. (NYSE: MCO) 34.25%
    Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) 30.24%
    Verisign Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN) 29.88%
    Restaurant Brands Inc. (NYSE: QSR) 29.16%
    WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) 28.97%
    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) 26.20%
    Liberty Sirius XM Group Class C (Nasdaq: LSXMK) 24.54%
    MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) 24.35%
    Liberty Sirius XM Group Class A (Nasdaq: LSXMA) 22.89%
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: SIRI) 22.81%

    Again, we don’t recommend all of the stocks above for retail investors. After all, Warren Buffett is one of the most wealthy and legendary investors in history. He has a completely different set of goals from us.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    The long saga regarding Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) has finally come to a head. Well, maybe. Rather than KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR) investing $150 million, Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) will be investing up to $480 million in the streaming music rival. With its ticketing unit sale taking place as well, it might seem that Pandora is getting a great deal and helping to bolster its books.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is a company that thrives on of new car sales. If you have had satellite radio and are not solely reliant on what you get for music in streaming or your library, then chances are pretty good that you won’t want to go back to just having old-fashioned FM/AM radio.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    There are a lot of people betting against Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI)these days, even as the stock is hitting 10-year highs. There were 280.1 million shares of Sirius XM sold short at the end of 2016, just below the late-November peak of 285.1 million shares but nearly double the short interest that we were seeing a year ago.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Pandora Mediapeaking in 2014 before heading back to where it started while other streaming media stocks such as large cap satellite radio stockSirius XM Radio Inc (NASDAQ: SIRI) has performed better and InternetTV stock Netflix, Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX) has been a homerun:

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(PCRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: PCRX) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $39.80. Pacira Pharmaceuticals reported preliminary 2016 revenue of $276.4 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX) has announced preliminary unaudited total revenues and net product sales for Exparel for the fourth quarter and the full year. Total revenues were $72.9 million and $276.4 million for the fourth quarter and full year, respectively. Exparel net product sales were $71.4 million and $239.9 million for the same periods, respectively. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters were calling for revenues of $72.56 million in the fourth quarter and $276.09 million in the full year.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(MACK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) dropped 9% on Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $3.72 after closing at $4.09 on Wednesday. Volume was more than double the daily average of about 3 million shares. The company had no specific news Thursday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Trevena Inc (NASDAQ: TRVN) rose 10.8 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.97 percent on Wednesday.
    Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE: YUMC) rose 10.2 percent to $31.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB) rose 9.1 percent to $11.39 in pre-market trading after dropping 5.26 percent on Wednesday.
    Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) rose 8.9 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after surging 73.08 percent on Wednesday.
    Coach Inc (NYSE: COH) rose 6.7 percent to $41.98 in pre-market trading. Coach named Ian Bickley as President, Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances.
    Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ: SPNS) shares rose 6.1 percent to $13.91 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.54 percent on Wednesday.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) rose 6.1 percent to $149.15 in pre-market trading. Jazz Pharma reached a settlement with Hikma Pharma related to Xyrem patent case. Mizuho downgraded Jazz from Buy to Neutral.
    Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBKR) shares rose 6 percent to $36.72 in pre-market trading after declining 0.03 percent on Wednesday.
    Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ: RWLK) rose 5.3 percent to $2.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs purchased 28 added Exoskeleton Systems.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: MACK) rose 5.1 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading. Merrimack declared a $1.06 special dividend.
    BioTime, Inc. (NYSE: BTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading. BioTime, reported the formation of new subsidiary AgeX Therapeutics, Inc.
    Akari Therapeutics PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ: AKTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $12.26 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Wednesday.
    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) rose 3.6 percent to $39.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) dropped about 19% on Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $4.35 against a 52-week high of $9.02 and a Tuesday close of $5.37. Volume of nearly 11 million was more than 3 times the daily average of around 3.4 million. The company said this morning that it is ending its breast cancer treatment study.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated(PEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Jefferies announced on Tuesday that it has upgraded Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PEG).

    The firm has lifted its rating on PEG from “Hold” to “Buy,” and has raised the company’s price target from $36 to $37. This price target suggests a 12% increase from the stock’s current price of $32.42.

    Analyst Paul Fremont commented: “We are upgrading to Buy based on the improving outlook for regulatory approval of the company’s “Energy Strong” capital spending program.

    “Each $1.0 billion of incremental spending will add an estimated $0.10 to PEG’s earnings. We assume that incremental spending is funded by debt and by incremental cash expected from the increasing gas basis differential between the Leidy hub and New Jersey. Our new estimates are considerably higher than consensus in 2014-16.”

    Public Service Enterprise Group shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Tuesday. The stock is up 6% YTD.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.(FCAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The showstopper by far in the early going is Waymo’s self-driving minivan (pictured below) in partnership with Fiat Chrysler (FCAM) . Waymo’s ultimate mom-mobile, coming from a business that was spun-off from Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) last month, is equipped with self-driving sensors and vision systems.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own 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.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Preferred Bank(PFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Preferred Bank (PFBC) has surged 54% in the past year but still trades at a modest discount to the median S&P 1500 regional bank, based on both trailing earnings and estimated 2017 profits.