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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2021

Egg Harbor Township, NJ, based Investment company Hanlon Investment Management, Inc. buys SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond, iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond, SPDR MidCap Trust Series I, SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF (based on S&P SmallCap , SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond, PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporat Bond Index Exch, sells SPDR Select Sector Fund – Financial, PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfo, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities, SPDR Select Sector Fund – Technology, SPDR Select Sector Fund – Health Care during the 3-months ended 2017-09-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Hanlon Investment Management, Inc.. As of 2017-09-30, Hanlon Investment Management, Inc. owns 16 stocks with a total value of $37 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: JNK, MDY, SLY, SJNK, HYS, Added Positions: HYG, Reduced Positions: XLF, CWB, XLK, XLV, XLY, XLI, XLP, XLU, XLRE, XLB, Sold Out: PCY, SPY, QQQ, VNQ, IWO, IJK, VWO, IJJ, VEA, IWN,

For the details of Hanlon Investment Management, Inc.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Hanlon+Investment+Management%2C+Inc.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2021: DigitalGlobe, Inc(DGI)

DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of high-resolution Earth-imagery products and services sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation and third-party providers. Our imagery solutions support a wide variety of users in defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, Internet portals, and navigation technology. Each day users depend on us to better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time.

We were originally incorporated as EarthWatch on September 30, 1993 under the laws of the State of Colorado and reincorporated in the State of Delaware on August 21, 1995. On August 22, 2002, we changed our name to DigitalGlobe, Inc. Our common stock has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and traded under the symbol “DGI” since our initial public offering in May 2009.   Advisors’ Opinion:

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2021: Optical Cable Corporation(OCC)

Optical Cable Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells fiber optic and copper data communications cabling and connectivity solutions for the enterprise market in the United States and internationally. The company provides fiber optic cables for high bandwidth transmission of data, video, and voice communications; and copper datacom cables, including unshielded and shielded twisted pair. It also offers fiber optic connectivity products, including fiber optic wall mounts, cabinet mount and rack mount enclosures, pre-terminated fiber optic enclosures, fiber optic connectors, splice trays, fiber optic jumpers, plug and play cassette modules, pre-terminated fiber optic cable assemblies, adapters, and accessories. In addition, the company provides copper connectivity products comprising category compliant patch panels, jacks, plugs, patch cords, faceplates, surface mounted boxes, distribution and multi-media boxes, copper rack mount and wall mount enclosures, cable assemblies, cable organizers, and other wiring products for datacenter, telecommunications closet, equipment room, and workstation applications. Further, it offers network, data storage, and telecommunications management systems, such as data cabinets, wall-mount enclosures, cable management systems, and open frame relay racks for commercial and residential use; and datacom wiring products, such as various enclosures, modules, and modular outlets for single dwelling and multiple dwelling residential uses. Additionally, the company provides applied interconnect systems, which include specialty fiber optic connectors and connectivity components, ruggedized copper datacom connectors, and related systems and solutions for military and harsh environment applications. It sells its products to distributors, original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers, and end-users. Optical Cable Corporation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Optical Cable (NASDAQ:OCC) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Optical Cable earned a coverage optimism score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.3231627277527 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Octoin Coin (CURRENCY:OCC) traded up 7% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 8:00 AM ET on June 28th. One Octoin Coin coin can currently be purchased for $0.32 or 0.00005167 BTC on exchanges including Exrates and YoBit. During the last week, Octoin Coin has traded 17% lower against the US dollar. Octoin Coin has a market capitalization of $131,298.00 and $1.10 million worth of Octoin Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Optical Cable Co. (NASDAQ:OCC) Chairman Neil D. Wilkin, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of Optical Cable stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.50, for a total transaction of $35,000.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,074,405 shares in the company, valued at $3,760,417.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2021: Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.(VNDA)

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc., incorporated on November 13, 2002, is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders. The Company’s product portfolio includes HETLIOZ (tasimelteon), Fanapt (iloperidone), Tradipitant (VLY-686), Trichostatin A and AQW051.

HETLIOZ

The Company offers HETLIOZ (tasimelteon) for the treatment of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24). HETLIOZ is a melatonin agonist of the human MT1 and MT2 receptors, with specificity for MT2. HETLIOZ has utility in a range of circadian rhythm disorders, and is in in clinical development for the treatment of Jet Lag Disorder and Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS).

Fanapt

The Company offers Fanapt (iloperidone) for the treatment of schizophrenia. Additionally, its distribution partners launched Fanapt in Israel and Mexico.

Tradipitant

Tradipitant (VLY-686) is a small molecule neurokinin-1 receptor (NK-1R) antagonist, which is in clinical development for the treatment of chronic pruritus in atopic dermatitis. NK-1R antagonists have been evaluated in a range of indications, including chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV), alcohol dependence, anxiety, depression and pruritus.

Trichostatin A

Trichostatin A is a small molecule histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor. It has a potential use as a treatment for several oncology indications.

AQW051

AQW051 is a Phase II alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist. It is indicated for the treatment of CNS Disorders.

The Company competes with Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited, Sanofi, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., Pfizer Inc., Pernix Therapeutics, Merck & Co., Inc., Servier, Neurim Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, In! c., Eli Lilly and Company, AstraZeneca PLC, BMS/Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc., Lundbeck/Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc., Actavis plc, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Alkermes, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VNDA) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Saturday.

    Several other brokerages have also commented on VNDA. Oppenheimer dropped their price target on shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals from $29.00 to $21.00 in a research report on Thursday, February 14th. Jefferies Financial Group upped their price target on shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals from $30.00 to $40.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 4th. Cantor Fitzgerald raised shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals from a neutral rating to an overweight rating and set a $43.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, December 4th. Citigroup upped their price target on shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals from $31.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Friday, December 7th. Finally, CIBC reaffirmed a market perform rating on shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, December 11th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $34.75.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VNDA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 13th. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.22. Vanda Pharmaceuticals had a return on equity of 9.80% and a net margin of 13.05%. The business had revenue of $53.04 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $51.56 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($0.04) earnings per share. Vanda Pharmaceuticals’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. will post 0.22 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of lithium producer Livent (NYSE:LTHM) and newly profitable Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VNDA) have underperformed the broader stock market in recent months. The former has been handicapped by the fact that its parent company, FMC, owned 84% of outstanding shares long after it went public. That significantly limited its financial flexibility and ability to court large institutional investors. The latter announced it’s suing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration because, you know, that always works.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2021: RAIT Financial Trust(RAS)

We are a multi-strategy commercial real estate company that is a self-managed and self-advised Maryland real estate investment trust, or REIT. We utilize our vertically integrated platform to originate commercial real estate loans, acquire commercial real estate properties and invest in, manage and service commercial real estate assets. We offer a comprehensive set of debt financing options to the commercial real estate industry and provide asset and property management services. We also own and manage a portfolio of commercial real estate properties and manage real estate assets for third parties. We were formed in August 1997 and commenced operations in January 1998.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE:RAS) will announce its earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 23rd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.21 per share for the quarter.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2021: LivePerson Inc.(LPSN)

LivePerson, Inc. provides online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. The company facilitates real-time online interactions, such as chat, voice/click-to-call, email, and self-service/knowledgebase for corporations of various sizes; and connects businesses and independent service providers with individual consumers seeking help on its hosted software platform. Its products and services comprise LP Chat that creates real-time connections for businesses to connect with consumers through Websites, social media, and mobile devices; LP Voice, which provides customers a connection between a Website and the voice channel to engage prospects and consumers online; and LivePerson Expert Platform, a marketplace platform that allows users to chat live with independent experts in various categories. The company?s products and services also include LP Marketer that o ffers a real-time data-driven targeting solution that delivers personalized digital user experiences; and LP Insights, which provide customers with a text analytics tool that enables them to data mine for ?Voice of the Customer? and ?Voice of the Agent? content. In addition, it offers provides professional services and value-added business consulting services. The company sells its products through direct and indirect sales channels to small and mid-sized businesses, Internet businesses, online merchants, universities, libraries, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations, as well as to financial, retail, telecommunications, technology, and travel/hospitality industries. LivePerson, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP]

    In the latest installment of our Between Two Fools interview series, Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) CEO Rob LoCascio.

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    Sitting right in the middle of this esteemed group, LivePerson (Nasdaq: LPSN), a technology company transforming the way customers communicate with brands (and vice versa), is trading not only near its 52-week high but also near its all-time highs. And since I added the stock to our Game-Changing Stocks portfolio on December 21, and we’re already up more than 60%.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) stock gained 19.1% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The online customer service company’s shares saw positive momentum early in the month thanks to bullish trends for the broader market, and gains accelerated following its fourth-quarter earnings release and some encouraging guidance.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    In other LivePerson news, CEO Robert P. Locascio sold 45,837 shares of LivePerson stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.06, for a total value of $827,816.22. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 266,997 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,821,965.82. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Robert P. Locascio sold 3,405 shares of LivePerson stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.82, for a total value of $64,082.10. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 312,834 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,887,535.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 52,472 shares of company stock valued at $953,572. 11.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now

For 24 years, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates held the top spot on Forbes’ ranking of the richest Americans. But no longer.

Amazon.com CEO and founder Jeff Bezos has supplanted Gates on the magazine’s annual list of the 400 richest Americans. His net worth is $160 billion, up from $81.5 billion a year ago.

Gates is now No. 2 with Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison holding onto the next three spots, the same positions as in last year’s list, the magazine reported Wednesday.

President Donald Trump dropped 11 spots on the list to No. 259, but his net worth remained about the same at $3.1 billion.

He is tied with 11 others at that spot with Third Point hedge fund founder Daniel Loeb and Mary Alice Dorrance Malone, the largest shareholder in the Campbell Soup Co., among others.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Escalade, Incorporated(ESCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Escalade (NASDAQ: ESCA) and Sports Direct Intl (OTCMKTS:SDISY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ZPR Investment Management purchased a new stake in Escalade, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESCA) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 11,422 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $156,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Escalade (ESCA)

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    As one of only two retail stocks that made it through the screen, that in of itself is rather remarkable. A handful of retail stocks met most of Graham’s requirements until it came to positive earnings over the last decade. The financial crisis in 2009 eliminated all but Hooker Furniture and Escalade (Nasdaq: ESCA) from the screening process.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: RAIT Financial Trust(RAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE:RAS) will announce its earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 23rd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.21 per share for the quarter.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Horizon Technology Finance Corporation(HRZN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    At the top, Horizon Tech Finance (Nasdaq: HRZN) has one of the more asset-rich balance sheets in the group. The business development company makes loans to private tech and life sciences outfits in need of capital. Since 2004, Horizon has invested $1.2 billion in loans to 200 carefully-screened borrowers.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Compass Horizon Funding Co. (NASDAQ:HRZN) Director Elaine A. Sarsynski acquired 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 7th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $10.00 per share, for a total transaction of $30,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $50,000. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

    Get Horizon Tech Finance alerts:

    $7.15 Million in Sales Expected for Horizon Tech Finance (HRZN) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) $0.26 Earnings Per Share Expected for Horizon Tech Finance (HRZN) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Fintech Needs to Show B2B Some Love (paymentsjournal.com) ICEYE Raises $34M in Series B Financing and Confirms Nine Satellite Launches by End of 2019 (pilotonline.com)

    HRZN stock traded up $0.04 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $10.01. The stock had a trading volume of 425 shares, compared to its average volume of 73,887. Horizon Tech Finance has a twelve month low of $9.66 and a twelve month high of $11.88. The stock has a market cap of $115.37 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.36 and a beta of 0.81.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Horizon Tech Finance (NASDAQ: HRZN) and Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst (NYSE:VCV) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Horizon Technology Finance Corp (NASDAQ:HRZN) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $11.00.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: GenMark Diagnostics, Inc.(GNMK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tactile Systems Technology (NASDAQ: TCMD) and GenMark Diagnostics (NASDAQ:GNMK) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on GenMark Diagnostics (GNMK)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GenMark Diagnostics (NASDAQ:GNMK) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

    Hawaiian (NASDAQ:HA) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about GenMark Diagnostics (NASDAQ:GNMK) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. GenMark Diagnostics earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the medical equipment provider an impact score of 46.8084316993639 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.(CDNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cadence Design Systems (CDNS)

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  • [By John Rotonti]

    Rotonti: Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) is a company I’ve been researching, and it’s currently one of my high-conviction ideas. I like the company because it has a long-term focused CEO who owns about $100 million in company stock. Cadence also has net cash of $88 million, organic growth driven by the long-term trend toward digitization, improving return on assets (ROA) and return on invested capital (ROIC), and massive free cash flows (FCF) with a five-year average FCF/net income of 1.72 and average FCF margins of 21%. According to S&P Global, in 2018 Cadence generated a ROIC of 15% and used an appropriate amount of debt, which helped boost returns on equity (ROE) to 30%. Importantly, it has a culture of investing in R&D which has led to 20 new product releases in only the last three years. Is there anything else Parnassus likes about Cadence that I’m missing, and can you briefly describe what Parnassus likes from an ESG perspective?

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

    Get Cadence Design Systems alerts:

    Cadence Design Systems Inc (CDNS) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $517.90 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Daily Trading Update for Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS): Weekly Performance at -0.42698547 (herdongazette.com) MARKETS: An emerging markets crisis would be triggered by these three things (sports.yahoo.com) Lucrative Multi-Year Trading Opportunity In International Game Technology PLC (IGT), Cadence Design Systems, Inc … (gvtimes.com) Top Ranked Growth Stocks to Buy for September 5th (zacks.com)

    Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub lowered Cadence Design Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 22nd. DA Davidson increased their target price on Cadence Design Systems to $52.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 24th. Needham & Company LLC increased their target price on Cadence Design Systems from $47.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Cadence Design Systems from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 26th. Finally, Griffin Securities upped their price target on Cadence Design Systems from $50.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 24th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Cadence Design Systems presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $48.43.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 23, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cadence Design Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CDNS) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the ten research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six 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 $49.17.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    American Century Companies Inc. reduced its holdings in Cadence Design Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CDNS) by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 513,037 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 10,671 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. owned 0.18% of Cadence Design Systems worth $22,220,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Value Stocks To Watch For 2019

Investment company LeJeune Puetz Investment Counsel LLC buys SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond, Caterpillar, Diageo PLC, Nuveen MI Qualityome Muni Fund, Teradyne, Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets, SPDR Select Sector Fund – Utilities, Schwab International Equity, iShares Core S&P Small-Cap, Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets, sells SPDR S&P 500, Diageo PLC, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average, Enerplus, Visa during the 3-months ended 2017-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, LeJeune Puetz Investment Counsel LLC. As of 2017-03-31, LeJeune Puetz Investment Counsel LLC owns 139 stocks with a total value of $137 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: SJNK, CAT, DGEAF, NUM, TER, XLU, BAB, ENB, MMM, IEFA, Added Positions: VEA, SCHF, IJR, OEF, VWO, EMB, SCHE, C, GILD, SCHB, Reduced Positions: SPY, MDY, V, WBA, JPM, NOK, BA, MRK, QCP, VTV, Sold Out: DEO, DIA, ERF, SE,

For the details of LeJeune Puetz Investment Counsel LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=LeJeune+Puetz+Investment+Counsel+LLC

Best Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Capella Education Company(CPLA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) reached a new 52-week high on Monday . The stock traded as high as $104.10 and last traded at $103.20, with a volume of 487 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $103.70.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Capella Education (CPLA)

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Best Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: RAIT Financial Trust(RAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE:RAS) will announce its earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 23rd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.21 per share for the quarter.

Best Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Penn Virginia Resource Partners LP(PVR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    PVR Partners, L.P. (PVR) is engaged in the gathering and processing of natural gas and the management of coal and natural resource properties in the United States. The Company operates in three business segments: Eastern Midstream, Midcontinent Midstream and Coal and Natural Resource Management. In March 2014, Regency Energy Partners LP announced that it has acquired acquires all of PVR Partners, L.P’s outstanding units.

Best Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: W&T Offshore Inc.(WTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Shares of California Resources Corp (NYSE:CRC), Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FANG), and W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:WTI) are down 11.4%, 11.7%, and 8.9% at 1:16 p.m. EDT on Aug. 15. Earlier in trading, all three were even lower before stabilizing near their current trading prices. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:WTI) rose 8.3% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $7.48 and last traded at $7.47. Approximately 3,521,727 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 12% from the average daily volume of 3,143,397 shares. The stock had previously closed at $6.90.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had a mixed day on Wednesday, with gains for the Dow Jones Industrial Average coming largely at the expense of the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite, as well as smaller-company stocks. Investors were encouraged by solid economic data showing strength in the housing market, and strength in the financial sector was especially helpful for the Dow. Nervousness about potential regulation of high-flying tech stocks dampened market sentiment to some extent, but a few individual stocks posted sizable gains. GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH), Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), and W&T Offshore (NYSE:WTI) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    W&T Offshore (NYSE:WTI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 2nd. The oil and gas company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19. The firm had revenue of $134.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $137.80 million. W&T Offshore had a negative return on equity of 15.43% and a net margin of 16.71%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.16 EPS. equities analysts forecast that W&T Offshore, Inc. will post 0.66 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018

Value investors get a bad rap. Sometimes, value investing is referred to as “cigar butt” investing, in that picking up cheap, undervalued stocks is equivalent to picking up mostly smoked cigars off of the sidewalk. A good friend and colleague of mine used to call me a “dumpster diver”. Guilty.

Why value? Personally, I hate overpaying. The old Wall Street maxim “buy low, sell high” is in direct conflict with “buy high, sell higher”. Typically, value stocks are less volatile than growth stocks. That doesn’t mean they’re less risky.

I’m not going to argue the outperformance of growth versus value. Sometimes growth outperforms. Sometimes value outperforms. I’m also not going to get lost in the weeds of grandfather of value investing Benjamin Graham’s notion of intrinsic value and margin of safety.

What I will do is point out three key indicators that will get the ball rolling in evaluating a value stock.

1. Forward P/E
I’ve found that the most useful metric used in determining a stock’s value is the price-to-earnings ratio (P/E). A stock’s P/E ratio measures its price relative to the underlying business’s earnings per share (EPS). The trailing P/E measures past earnings while the forward P/E is calculated with projected earnings. The forward P/E is my go-to valuation metric. A low forward P/E is an indicator of the marketplace’s confidence in the ability of the company to deliver on the earnings forecast. The lower the number, the less confident the market is, and thus the cheaper the stock.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: Zosano Pharma Corporation(ZSAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Zosano Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: ZSAN) dropped about 17% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.54 after closing at $0.65 on Friday. Volume was around 720,000, about 10% below the daily average of around 850,000. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    Here’s a list of the top 10 penny stocks to watch in March, which includes the biggest gainers last month…

    Penny StockCurrent Stock PriceFebruary 2017 ReturnZosano Pharma Corp. (Nasdaq: ZSAN)$2.56+123.3%Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: BLPH)$1.25+113.8%Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: PPHM)$0.59+101.7%Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GALT)$1.79+91.9%Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BASI)$1.58+90.6%CymaBay Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CBAY)$3.50+89.8%Vermillion Inc. (Nasdaq: VRML)$2.56+86.3%Naked Brand Group Inc.(Nasdaq:NAKD)$2.16+76%Eyegate Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: EYEG)$2.63+73.9%Benitec Biopharma Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: BNTC)$2.60+59.9%

    The best-performing penny stock – Zosano Pharma Corp. – soared an incredible 123.3% from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28. To put those gains into perspective, that’s more than five times the S&P 500’s 23% climb in the last 12 months.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: RAIT Financial Trust(RAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE: RAS) were down 9 percent to $1.09. FBR Capital downgraded RAIT Financial Trust from Buy to Neutral.

    Rave Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: RAVE) was down, falling around 18 percent to $1.65. RAVE Restaurant reported a $5 million equity rights offering.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: Camping World Holdings, Inc. (CWH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Camping World's (NYSE: CWH) analyst quiet period has ended. So far, it has received coverage form four analysts.

    Sell-Side's Most Noteworthy Calls
    Morgan Stanley downgraded Juniper (NYSE: JNPR) to Underweight.
    Guggenheim downgraded MasterCard (NYSE: MA) to Neutral.
    Imperial Capital upgraded Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) to Outperform.
    Summit Redstone upgraded VMware (NYSE: VMW) to Buy.
    Oppenheimer started Twilio (NYSE: TWLO) at Outperform.
    Deal Talk

    Cipher Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CPHR) is said to have hired an investment bank to explore strategic alternatives, according to sources as reported by Reuters on Monday. The sources said a potential sale of the Canada-based company is being considered. Cipher declined comment on the report.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Supply could come from any number of industry players, including Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO), Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) and Camping World Holdings Inc (NYSE: CWH). However, whether it comes from existing inventory and whether suppliers can meet the demand are yet to be seen.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now

From Volvo’s bid to become an electric car company to the cost of the Petya Cyber Attack to Europe’s bad-boy CEO’s “power drinking”, here’s what made headlines in Europe this week.

Vantiv Makes Play For Worldpay

Credit card processing group Vantiv Inc. (VNTV) has confirmed its plans to buy Britain’s Worldpay Group (WPYGY) just hours before a potential rival suitor, JPMorgan Chase (JPM) , bowed out of the bidding. Vantiv’s 385 pence-a-share offer, which was about 37 pence shy of Worldpay’s intraday levels on July 3, looked an error on the part of Vantiv’s board, which may not have realized that while they were enjoying Fourth of July Festivities, investors in the U.K. were driving up Worldpay’s share price to a record, leaving them to present what looked like an undervalued deal. However, shares in the U.K.’s biggest payments processor fell more than 9% to 372 pence after the deal was announced and news of JPMorgan’s about-face made its way through the market. It’s a tidy little saving for Vantiv, and perhaps an interesting indication of what may come from one of America’s biggest banks, which was recently unshackled from returning cash to shareholders by the U.S. Federal Reserve. JPMorgan was named as a possible suitor on Tuesday but said it was “at a very early stage in considering” a bid and decided to walk away without giving a reason. It would have been the bank’s first big acquisition since the financial crisis and, despite the change of heart, likely suggests it’s back on the acquisition trail.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Vanguard Short-Term Government ETF(VGSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Donald van Deventer]

    Shorter-duration Treasury Exchange-Traded Funds: (SHY), (SHV), (IEI), (BIL), (TUZ), (FIVZ), (DTUL), (VGSH), (DTUS), (DFVS), (DFVL), (SST), (ISTB), (TBZ).

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Boston Properties, Inc.(BXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul R. La Monica]

    The fund owned big U.S. real estate investment trusts Boston Properties (BXP) and Vornado (VNO), as well as Japan’s Sumitomo Realty, as of the end of last year. REITs are known for their big dividends.

  • [By Markus Aarnio]

    Owens Realty Mortgage’s competitors include American Assets Trust (AAT), Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) and Boston Properties (BXP). American Assets Trust has seen five insider buy transactions and four insider sell transactions this year. American Assets Trust has a dividend yield of 2.78%. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has seen 14 insider sell transactions this year. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has a dividend yield of 4.10%. Boston Properties has seen one insider buy transaction and four insider sell transactions this year. Boston Properties has a dividend yield of 2.43%.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Matrix Service Company(MTRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Matrix Service Co (NASDAQ: MTRX) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $18.58 as the company posted better-than-expected Q4 results.

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation(COG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: COG) is rated as a Hold with a new price target of $24. The EPS estimate has been cut from $0.60 to $0.47 for 2017, and the 2018 estimate has been increased from $0.70 to $1.19. Shares closed at $22.36 on Friday in a 52-week range of $19.77 to $25.74. The consensus 12-month price target is $28.72.

  • [By David Sterman]

    Take Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG(link is external)) as an example. As I noted earlier this month(link is external), Cabot’s current drilling plans are expected to lead to a big spike in output over the next few years. The company’s executives decided to plow ahead with development plans, even as rivals were retrenching. The fact that natural gas prices have risen more than 10% in the past three weeks simply underscores the wisdom of that strategy, and could lead to rising sales and profit estimates. 

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: American Financial Group, Inc.(AFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Aco-chief executive officer of American Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: AFG), Carl Linder, sold a total of 200,000 shares of the property and casualty insurance products provider at prices that ranged from $90.63 to $91.62. The total for the sale was set at $18 million. The shares closed Friday at $91.55, in a52-week range of $65.38 to $92.38. The consensus price target is $95.50.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: LivePerson Inc.(LPSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Technology sector was the top gainer in the US market on Friday. Top gainers in the sector included LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN), Vicor Corp (NASDAQ: VICR), and Broadcom Ltd (NASDAQ: AVGO).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN) shares were also up, gaining 20 percent to $13.68. LivePerson reported Q2 adjusted earnings of $0.01 per share on revenue of $54.074 million. The company issued a strong outlook for the current quarter and raised its FY17 sales outlook.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    A recent survey of 5,000 consumers conducted by LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN), a leading provider of mobile and online messaging solutions, found that 55% of consumers would prefer a bot over a human, but only in situations where the bot is just as accurate as a human representative. Just over 56%, though, would rather talk to a human, as many still believe that a human will understand what they need better than a bot. A full 89% of consumers globally have a neutral or positive perception of bots in general.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    But some stocks managed to buck the trend and give investors more upbeat outlooks for their prospects. SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD), MBIA (NYSE:MBI), and LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Alere Inc.(ALR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, healthcare shares fell by 0.91 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Alere Inc (NYSE: ALR), down 8 percent, and Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL), down 10 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: SoftBank Group Corp. (SFTBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Softbank Group Corp. (SFTBY) shares gained in afternoon trading in Tokyo Monday, after it unveiled better-than-expected earnings for the three months ended in June.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    I also really like stories where there are multiple business lines, where one segment is breakeven, or perhaps losing money and obscuring consolidated financial results. These often result in a high sum of the parts valuation. I call it complexity arbitrage. Even professionals are often too lazy to dig into segment results, or JV accounting to figure it out. But its a common theme in my research, from SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY), to Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD) to Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) or even Sinclair and Fortress.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR) is a global leader in enterprise mobility cloud solutions, and software-based activation platforms for some of the largest global telecommunication providers, cable/broadband operators, and OEM’s (with a growing presence across a variety of different sectors such as Retail, Finance, and Healthcare). With over 3.5 Billion global subscribers (300 out of the Fortune 500), SNCR is providing customers cloud-based solutions that enable people to securely connect, synchronize, manage, and back up data across applications through connected devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and PCs. In-turn they enable the ability for employees to bring their own device “BYOD”, to work using their cloud based platform and embedded security features such as multi-factor authentication to target Enterprise based solutions (the focal point of their future). Their secure mobility and cloud-based enterprise solutions have significantly grown, and continue to evolve into a world class platform enabling enterprises to save money on hardware costs, improve operational efficiency, while driving significant productivity in a secure manner. With stable heavy weight telecommunication customers such as Verizon (NYSE:VZ), AT&T (NYSE:T), T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS), America Movil (NYSE:AMX), Orange (NYSE:ORAN), Telefonica S.A. (NYSE:TEF), Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD), and Softbank (OTCPK:SFTBY), just to name a very few, SNCR is looking to diversify (70% of revenue still comes from VZ and T) across providers through cloud-based offerings, while leveraging their learning curve. With a valuable niche expanding horizontally and vertically in a high growth developing global market, producing healthy gross margins (60+%), an impressive list of market opportunities, and very reasonable valuation metrics relative to peers and estimated growth, SNRC is a great play every growth seeking, value oriented investor should consider.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The largest part of the valuation puzzle regarding NTT is NTT DoCoMo (NYSE:DCM), Japan’s largest telecommunications company with 73 million customers and a market share of 46%. Its primary competitors are KDDI (OTCPK:KDDIF) with 30% share and Softbank (OTCPK:SFTBY) with 24%. With only three main players, competition is limited and all players are profitable.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    According to FT Partners, the FinTech market saw a record 412 financial deals during the third quarter of 2017. One of the largest deals in the quarter involved a $250 million investment by Softbank (OTCPK:SFTBY) in billion-dollar unicorn Kabbage (Private:KBGE).

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Pershing Gold Corporation(PGLC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sara Cornell]

    Leading the way is CEO Edward Karr. As a founder of Pershing Gold Corp (NASDAQ:PGLC), he currently serves on their Board of Directors, and has been active in the natural resource industry for many years. With a background in finance and investment banking, Karr is credited with raising capital to begin operations at US Gold Corp, and establishing financing for both the operational and exploration sides of the company.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: RAIT Financial Trust(RAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE: RAS) were down 9 percent to $1.09. FBR Capital downgraded RAIT Financial Trust from Buy to Neutral.

    Rave Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: RAVE) was down, falling around 18 percent to $1.65. RAVE Restaurant reported a $5 million equity rights offering.