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Hot Performing Stocks For 2019

Source: ThinkstockOctober 10, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.24% at 2,550.74. The DJIA closed up 0.31% at 22,831.23. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.11% at 6,587.25.

Tuesday was a positive day for the U.S. exchanges with all three major indices hitting a new intraday high. Crude made a solid jump on the day pushing back from its loss last week. The S&P 500 sectors were practically all positive or flat with one exceptions. The best performing sectors were consumer staples and utilities which were up 0.88% and 0.99%, respectively. The worst performing sector was consumer discretionary, down 0.11%.

Crude oil was up 2.7% at $50.91.

Gold was up 0.5% at $1,291.00.

The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) which traded down over 7% at $42.51. The stocks 52-week range is $38.14 to $69.00. Volume was over 14 million versus the daily average of 3.4 million shares.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2019: Visteon Corporation(VC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Hot Performing Stocks For 2019: BlueLinx Holdings Inc.(BXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bitcedi (CURRENCY:BXC) traded 0.7% lower against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on May 20th. One Bitcedi coin can currently be bought for $0.0099 or 0.00000109 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Bitcedi has a market capitalization of $57,027.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Bitcedi was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Bitcedi has traded down 28.3% against the US dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Hot Performing Stocks For 2019: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.(PLAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap restaurant and entertainment stockDave & Busters Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: PLAY)updated guidance for its fiscal 2017 (which ends on February 4, 2018):

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    The week ahead will likely bring more volatility, particularly for shareholders ofDave & Buster’s(NASDAQ:PLAY), H&R Block(NYSE:HRB), and Michaels(NASDAQ:MIK)as each of these companies is set to announce quarterly earnings results over the next few days. Let’s look at a few key trends to watch for in the reports.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) traded down nearly 22% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $44.00 after closing Friday at $56.37. The 52-week high is $73.48. Volume was about 7.5 million, more than six times the daily average of around 1.2 million shares. The company lowered fourth quarter guidance this morning.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Dave & Buster’s(NASDAQ:PLAY) posted earnings results last week that contained only the faintest signs of an end to the restaurant chain’s recent struggles. Sales at existing locations continued to shrink as competition pawned off customers on both the entertainment and the food sides of the business. Yet the company managed a few encouraging wins while announcing a major change in the management team.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2019: Taseko Mines Limited(TGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Taseko Mines (NYSEAMERICAN:TGB) (TSE:TKO) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Taseko Mines Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:TGB) (TSE:TKO) – Analysts at National Bank Financial issued their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Taseko Mines in a research report issued on Thursday, July 12th. National Bank Financial analyst D. Demarco anticipates that the mining company will post earnings per share of $0.01 for the quarter. National Bank Financial has a “Outperform” rating on the stock. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Taseko Mines’ FY2018 earnings at $0.01 EPS.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2019: Canadian Solar Inc.(CSIQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) saw a decrease of 16.6% in short interest during the two-week period. Some 3.3% of the total float, or 1.49 million shares, were short and days to cover remained unchanged at three. The company’s share price fell by about 5.4% over the two weeks, and shares closed Wednesday at $16.26, up about 3.4% for the day, in a 52-week range of $12.07 to $19.09.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ) is one of the biggest solar manufacturers in the world, producing about seven out of every 100 solar panels made last year. But the company doesn’t just make solar panels; it’s also become a leading developer of solar projects with a large presence in Brazil, Mexico, China, and the U.S.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) saw a skyrocketing increase of 133.6% in short interest during the two-week period. Some 2.92 million shares were short and days to cover fell from two to one. The company’s share price dipped by 30% over the two weeks, and shares closed Tuesday at $12.15, down about 2% for the day, in a 52-week range of $11.37 to $19.09.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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    Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM) fell 9.7 percent to $4.73 in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.
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    XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB) fell 6.5 percent to $2.01 in pre-market trading after climbing 10.50 percent on Tuesday.
    Purple Innovation, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPL) shares fell 5.8 percent to $9.36 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) fell 5.7 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after declining 5.04 percent on Tuesday.
    RYB Education, Inc. (NYSE: RYB) shares fell 5 percent to $16.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares fell 4.4 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after rising 40.62 percent on Tuesday.
    Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) fell 4.4 percent to $8.92 in pre-market trading after announcing a 5.5 million share common stock offering.
    Daxor Corporation (NYSE: DXR) fell 4.1 percent to $7.32 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) shares fell 3.8 percent to $51.03 in pre-market trading after the company announced plans to restate its Q2, Q3, Q4 and FY 2017 financial statements.
    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) fell 3.5 percent to $16.20 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
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Hot Performing Stocks For 2019: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation(PPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
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  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Clarus Wealth Advisors acquired a new position in shares of Pilgrim’s Pride Co. (NASDAQ:PPC) in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 6,532 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $161,000.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR) by 2.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 5,251,719 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 140,956 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned about 8.23% of Cullen/Frost Bankers worth $557,051,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    Mackay Shields LLC bought a new stake in First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 12,402 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $1,149,000.

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    BANF has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BancFirst from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $65.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of BancFirst from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a hold rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of BancFirst in a research report on Friday, April 20th.

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Top Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.(PLAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, RH (NYSE:RH)jumped on strong profit growth and Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) rose after reporting first-quarter results and announcing plans for expanding its offering of exclusive virtual reality titles.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    The week ahead will likely bring more volatility, particularly for shareholders ofDave & Buster’s(NASDAQ:PLAY), H&R Block(NYSE:HRB), and Michaels(NASDAQ:MIK)as each of these companies is set to announce quarterly earnings results over the next few days. Let’s look at a few key trends to watch for in the reports.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Summit Trail Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY) by 54.2% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 39,012 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 13,710 shares during the quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC’s holdings in Dave & Buster’s Entertainment were worth $1,257,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Dave & Buster’s(NASDAQ:PLAY) will announce its first-quarter results after the market closes on Monday, June 11. The report should attract plenty of investor attention since it’s the restaurant chain’s first earnings update following a difficult fiscal 2017. While Dave & Buster’s growing store base helped it set records on both its top and bottom lines last year, sales shrank at its existing locations, and profitability declined.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) are up over 16% as of this writing on the back of better-than-expected first-quarter 2018 results reported June 11. That sentence deserves an asterisk, though, as both same-restaurant sales and entertainment sales declined once again. This is in spite of an overall restaurant industry that is beginning to show signs of recovery, which leaves this chain with some questions in need of answers.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd (NASDAQ:PME) CEO Xinrong Zhuo purchased 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 25th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $3.33 per share, for a total transaction of $166,500.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.(PLAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) are up over 16% as of this writing on the back of better-than-expected first-quarter 2018 results reported June 11. That sentence deserves an asterisk, though, as both same-restaurant sales and entertainment sales declined once again. This is in spite of an overall restaurant industry that is beginning to show signs of recovery, which leaves this chain with some questions in need of answers.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Equities analysts expect Dave & Buster’s (NASDAQ:PLAY) to report $324.81 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Six analysts have issued estimates for Dave & Buster’s’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $320.19 million to $332.00 million. Dave & Buster’s posted sales of $304.15 million during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 6.8%. The firm is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, June 5th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) posted its earnings results on Monday. The restaurant operator reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.93 by $0.11, Briefing.com reports. The company had revenue of $332.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $321.57 million. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment had a return on equity of 24.67% and a net margin of 10.61%. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment’s revenue was up 9.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.98 earnings per share.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap restaurant and entertainment stockDave & Busters Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: PLAY)updated guidance for its fiscal 2017 (which ends on February 4, 2018):

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of entertainment company Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) jumped as much as 16.7% in trading Tuesday after reporting better-than-expected first-quarter fiscal 2018 results. Shares settled down slightly mid-day and were up 13.7% at 11:15 a.m. EDT.

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2018

Bank of America’s (NYSE:BAC) shares suddenly dropped last week, slumping ~6 percent on Tuesday as investors rushed to sell financials and take profits in stocks that have soared since the U.S. election. Republicans also don’t appear to be able to score legislative victories as easily as investors thought, which raises concerns over the sustainability of the Trump rally.

Let’s first agree that Bank of America has been a very good investment already in the last several months, but especially over the last year. Believe it or not, but an investment in Bank of America has returned ~70 percent since March 28, 2016, outperforming other financial stocks as well as major stock market indices by a wide margin.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.(PLAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap restaurant and entertainment stockDave & Busters Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: PLAY)updated guidance for its fiscal 2017 (which ends on February 4, 2018):

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Equities analysts expect Dave & Buster’s (NASDAQ:PLAY) to report $324.81 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Six analysts have issued estimates for Dave & Buster’s’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $320.19 million to $332.00 million. Dave & Buster’s posted sales of $304.15 million during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 6.8%. The firm is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, June 5th.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc.’s (NASDAQ: PLAY) fiscal fourth-quarter report is scheduled for Tuesday after the markets close. The consensus estimates are $0.60 in earnings per share (EPS) on $305.49 million in revenue. The shares ended the week at $41.74. The consensus price target is $65.33, and the 52-week trading range is $41.04 to $73.48.

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    Casual-dining chains have not been winners during this economic expansion. Millenials, with their need for more social media-worthy experiences, have been blamed for the decline in conjunction with Baby Boomers moving onto fixed incomes as they retire.

    Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: PLAY) provides an eat, drink, play, and watch experience for consumers. This hybrid entertainment/dining experience has fared well since going public in 2012, attracting higher-income adults in the 21-39 age range.
    Poor same-store sales last quarter knocked the premium off the stock price, but top and bottom-line growth were still strong. Margins and efficiency ratios top its competitors, and Wall Street and quant valuation models agree that there is a strong upside for this diamond in the casual-dining rough.

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    Casual dining, the traditional sit-down, full-service restaurant experience is getting hit by demographics. Millennials want hip, social-media worthy experiences and retiring Baby Boomers are thrifty on their fixed incomes. Headlines such as "Millennials Are Killing Chains Like Buffalo Wild Wings And Applebee's" are not uncommon.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: Sage Therapeutics, Inc.(SAGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a poor day on Wall Street, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell 200 points and other major benchmarks lost about 1%. Rising bond yields were a major source of consternation among those following the financial markets, with the 10-year Treasury hitting 2.95% and helping to send mortgage rates sharply higher. Even though earnings season has gone fairly well for many companies, some investors are also starting to realize that political issues are likely to cloud the outlook for the U.S. economy in the coming months, creating more uncertainty that could stymie further market gains. Some bad news affecting individual companies also added to the negative mood. Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN), and Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Buy-dip on several “Potential Blockbusters” Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIMT), Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOLD), AveXis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVXS), Bluebird Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE), Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR), and Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAGE) are buy-dip candidates given their bullish trends and favorable technical patterns. Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICPT), Prothena Corp. PLC (NASDAQ: PRTA), Tesaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO) and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) have bearish set-ups. Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HRTX) is bigger picture bullish, but may correct further on a move below $19.55. Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) has bearish set-up and bulls need to push above $69 to invalidate.

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc(ZIOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ziopharm Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP) dropped more than 10% Tuesday to post a 52-week low of $3.77 after closing at $4.20 on Monday. The 52-week high is $7.88. Volume was around 3.7 million, more than double the daily average. The company reported Tuesday on progress of two platforms it is developing and investors did not like what they heard.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    It garnered a lot of attention in 2015 when Ziopharm (NASDAQ:ZIOP) announced it would use its “sleeping beauty” technology to improve upon chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapies that it was developing. Then, its mosquitoes that are engineered so that they can’t reproduce and spread disease won investor interest during the Zika virus outbreak in 2015 and 2016.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Over the last 12 months, bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE) stock has more than doubled. During the same period, Ziopharm Oncology’s (NASDAQ:ZIOP) share price has tumbled over 30%. That’s the past, though. Which of these two clinical-stage biotech stocks is the better pick for investors now?

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ziopharm Oncology (ZIOP)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) fell 42 percent to $2.25 in pre-market trading after dropping 31.45 percent on Thursday. Stellar Biotechnologies priced 2.075 million units at price of $2.65 per unit.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) shares fell 25.2 percent to $21.82 in pre-market trading. Symantec reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter, but issued weak second-quarter guidance.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares fell 9.5 percent to $10 in pre-market trading after surging 7.79 percent on Thursday.
    ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP) fell 8.9 percent to $4.11 in pre-market trading after the company posted wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Redfin Corporation (NASDAQ: RDFN) fell 8.6 percent to $21.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) fell 8.3 percent to $3.33 in pre-market trading. Geron posted a Q1 loss of $0.04 per share.
    Talend S.A. (NASDAQ: TLND) shares fell 6 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) fell 5.4 percent to $3.54 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.35 percent on Thursday.
    Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) fell 5.1 percent to $18.95 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) shares fell 4.9 percent to $45.40 in pre-market trading. Yelp reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALDX) shares fell 3.3 percent to $7.50 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.32 percent on Thursday

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: NF Energy Saving Corporation(NFEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sinopec earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.9265677546286 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) announced a Semi-Annual dividend on Wednesday, March 28th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 25th will be paid a dividend of 4.568 per share by the oil and gas company on Thursday, June 21st. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 24th.

GoPro, Axovant Sciences Plunge into Monday’s 52-Week Low Club

January 8, 2018: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 45 equities making new 52-week lows in Monday’s session. On the NYSE advancers led decliners by less than 3 to 2 and on the Nasdaq, advancers and decliners finished roughly even.

GoPro Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) dropped about 33% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $5.04 after closing at $7.52 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $11.89. Volume was around 55 million, nearly 14 times the daily average of around 4.6 million. The company cut its profit guidance this morning, among other bits of bad news for shareholders.

Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: AXON) plunged about 57% to post a new 52-week low of $2.31 Monday after closing at $5.37 on Friday. The 52-week high is $27.98. Volume of about 10.5 million was more than eight times the daily average of around 1.2 million. The company’s Alzheimer disease drug posted mixed, but most unsatisfying results.

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) traded down nearly 22% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $44.00 after closing Friday at $56.37. The 52-week high is $73.48. Volume was about 7.5 million, more than six times the daily average of around 1.2 million shares. The company lowered fourth quarter guidance this morning.

Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) dropped about 4.5% Monday to post a 52-week low of $5.68 after closing at $5.95 on Friday. The 52-week high is $19.50. Volume was around 2.7 million, more than double the daily average. The specialty retailer lowered its fourth-quarter outlook last Friday and the investor walkaway continues.

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