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For a chain that has so many stores that they’re often in sight of each other, Starbucks said Tuesday it is finally ready to pull the plug on more of its losers.

Starbucks said it will accelerate the rate at which it is closingunderperforming company-owned shops in areas that are alreadypacked with them.

The company’s announcement on Tuesday was part of a larger plan to ramp up its growth and revenues. The announcement, made at the end of the trading day, jostled investorswith Starbucks shares falling about 1.6% after hours.

“Our recent performance does not reflect the potential of our exceptional brand and is not acceptable,”CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement. “We must move faster to address the more rapidly changing preferences and needs of our customers.

In previous years, the Seattle-based chain has closed an average of 50 stores a year, but this fiscalyearwill be the demise of about 150 locations. New cafes will continue to open in markets that demand it, the company said, and it is “actively exploring strategic options to license company-operated stores in other appropriate markets.”

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Solar Senior Capital Ltd.(SUNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hercules Technology Growth Capital (NYSE: HTGC) and Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Solar Senior Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:SUNS) announced a monthly dividend on Thursday, June 7th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.1175 per share by the asset manager on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $1.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 20th. This is a boost from Solar Senior Capital’s previous monthly dividend of $0.12.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pacific Ethanol Inc.(PEIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pacific Ethanol earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.4934086912591 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) saw short interest rise by 3% in the two-week period to 2.34 million shares, about 5.5% of the company’s float. Days to cover rose from five to six. The stock price was unchanged in the two weeks to May 15. Shares closed at $3.50 on Thursday, unchanged on the day, in a 52-week range of $2.75 to $7.50.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) saw short interest rise by 4.5% in the two weeks to 2.27 million shares, about 5.3% of the company’s float. Days to cover remained at five. The stock price rose by about 1.2% in the period. Shares closed at $3.40 on Wednesday, up nearly 8% on the day, in a 52-week range of $2.75 to $7.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Matarin Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 716,292 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,149,000.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) saw short interest fall by 12.2% in the two-week period to 2.16 million shares. Days to cover fell from six to four. The stock price fell 10.5% in the two weeks. Shares closed at $2.70 on Tuesday, up nearly 2% on the day, in a 52-week range of $2.40 to $7.50.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Regency Centers Corporation(REG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department raised its holdings in shares of Regency Centers Corp (NYSE:REG) by 402.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 192,496 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 154,218 shares during the quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in Regency Centers were worth $11,353,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Regency Centers (REG)

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Forrester Research, Inc.(FORR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Forrester Research (NASDAQ:FORR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    According to a report from Forrester Research Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR), online sales will account for 17% of all retail sales in the United States by 2022.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Agree Realty Corporation(ADC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AudioCoin (ADC) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. It launched on January 27th, 2014. AudioCoin’s total supply is 900,616,821 coins. The official website for AudioCoin is www.audiocoin.eu. AudioCoin’s official Twitter account is @Aurovine.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Hurco Companies, Inc.(HURC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hurco Companies (NASDAQ: HURC) and MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Progressive Corporation (PGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) CFO John P. Sauerland sold 12,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.52, for a total transaction of $726,240.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 376,423 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,781,119.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) by 0.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 5,359,477 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 24,573 shares during the period. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in Progressive were worth $326,553,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Element Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 138,000 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $8,408,000.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.(LMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.40.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMAT) were down 17 percent to $32.47 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 results.

    Essendant Inc (NASDAQ: ESND) was down, falling around 23 percent to $7.38 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMAT) were down 17 percent to $32.19 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 results.

    LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ) was down, falling around 16 percent to $31.49 following weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of LeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

    LMAT has been the subject of a number of other reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of LeMaitre Vascular from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of LeMaitre Vascular from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, April 28th. Benchmark upgraded shares of LeMaitre Vascular from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $40.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Stifel Nicolaus lowered shares of LeMaitre Vascular from a buy rating to a hold rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $40.00 to $34.00 in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, Roth Capital started coverage on shares of LeMaitre Vascular in a research note on Friday, June 8th. They issued a buy rating and a $38.00 price target for the company. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $37.71.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Omnicom Group Inc.(OMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Baird Financial Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 71,374 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $5,187,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eighteen analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have assigned a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $81.30.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund cut its stake in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) by 1.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 566,726 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 7,045 shares during the quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned approximately 0.25% of Omnicom Group worth $41,184,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Curtiss-Wright Corporation(CW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd decreased its stake in shares of Curtiss-Wright Corp. (NYSE:CW) by 59.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,188 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 4,625 shares during the period. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in Curtiss-Wright were worth $430,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Curtiss-Wright (NYSE:CW) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 16th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.15 per share by the aerospace company on Thursday, July 5th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.46%.

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Best Small Cap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Atlas Energy, L.P.(ATLS)

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.

Best Small Cap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Corium International, Inc.(CORI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    CORI has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Corium International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of Corium International in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. ValuEngine upgraded Corium International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub cut Corium International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $13.00.

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Best Small Cap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Regency Centers Corporation(REG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Regency Centers (NYSE:REG) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Friday.

    Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on REG. Jefferies Financial Group set a $64.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated an outperform rating and set a $65.00 price objective (down from $76.00) on shares of Regency Centers in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. SunTrust Banks set a $67.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Deutsche Bank decreased their price objective on shares of Regency Centers from $73.00 to $72.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a buy rating and set a $68.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Regency Centers presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $68.32.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH purchased a new position in Regency Centers Co. (NYSE:REG) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm purchased 8,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $484,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Regency Centers (REG)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department raised its holdings in shares of Regency Centers Corp (NYSE:REG) by 402.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 192,496 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 154,218 shares during the quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in Regency Centers were worth $11,353,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Regency Centers (REG)

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Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019

Gold doesn't trade in a vacuum.   Markets are connected. What happens in one often affects others.   So if you want to understand what's happening with gold, you need to know what's going on in the markets that affect gold.   And while lots of traders focus only on the short term, it's important to have a big-picture view, too. The big picture shows you the long-term trends at work… and when they change. It can help you find low-risk opportunities to open new positions. And it can help you determine where to set your stops.   Today, we'll look at the big picture for two markets that affect gold… along with gold itself.   Let's get started…   The first market we'll look at is U.S. government bonds… specifically, the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys. The U.S. government is considered the world's safest borrower. (It can print money to pay lenders back, after all.) The rate it pays to borrow money for 10 years serves as the world's benchmark interest rate.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Nemaska Lithium Inc. (NMKEF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Canadian hard-rock lithium chemicals company Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) is presently at the end of completing a $500 million capital raise which will allow the company to expand into Phase 2 production of the its facility in Quebec. The company has closed an equity deal valued at nearly $100 million from Japans SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY), executed a streaming agreement with Orion Mine Finance LF valued at over $150 million, and engaged with such high-quality financial groups including Clarkson Platou Securities and Pareto Securities as managers of the bond issuance. Further, Nemaska has signed multiple offtake agreements, including NorthVolt, FMC, Softbank and Johnson Matthey Battery Materials, for the purchase of its lithium chemicals once production begins.

  • [By ]

    Over the past two months, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) has steadily been updating the market on its half-billion-dollar-plus financial raise. The company has aggressively set targets to build out a vertically integrated lithium mining and processing operation ideally positioned to meet growing demand in North America and Europe.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.(SHOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Eagle Point Credit Company Inc.(ECC )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Corporate Capital Trust (NYSE: CCT) and Eagle Point Credit (NYSE:ECC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC(UVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) extended Friday’s gains amid optimism for the action camera and drone specialist’s ongoing turnaround, while shares of Universal Insurance Holdings (NYSE:UVE) rallied on news of the waning storm in Florida.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Recently the managers removed AmerisourceBergen Corp (NYSE: ABC) and used the proceeds from the sale to increase the position they already held in Unitedhealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 3.19% at $231.43. The stock’s 52-week range is $164.96 to $250.79. Volume was about 20% lower than the daily average of around 4 million shares. The company had no specific news, but is set to report earnings before markets open Tuesday morning.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 1.67% at $242.25. The stock’s 52-week range is $166.65 to $250.79. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 3.5 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) traded up 1.89% at $232.95. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.09 to $235.00, a new 52-week high set this afternoon. Volume was nearly double the daily average of around 2.9 million shares. The company’s fourth-quarter earnings and forecast for 2018 were better than expected.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) is scheduled to reveal its fourth-quarter results on Tuesday. The consensus estimates are $2.51 in earnings per share (EPS) and $51.5 billion in revenue. Shares traded at $228.64 as the week came to a close. The consensus price target is $248.19, and the 52-week trading range is $156.09 to $231.77.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Thursday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 0.87% at $222.34. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.09 to $231.77. Volume was about a two-thirds less than the daily average of around 3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Prudential Financial Inc.(PRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, Chuck Saletta, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    But that doesn’t mean you need to make risky bets to capture solid returns, either, and buying solid companies at reasonable prices can help create a margin of safety and improve your returns, while also decreasing your risk of permanent losses. Three stocks that meet these criteria are small healthcare real-estate specialistCaretrust REIT Inc(NASDAQ:CTRE), financial services giantPrudential Financial Inc(NYSE:PRU), and energy behemothExxonMobil Corporation(NYSE:XOM).

  • [By Chuck Saletta]

    Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) takes such pride in its rock-solid financial condition that it uses an actual rock — the Rock of Gibraltar– as its corporate symbol. Prudential Financial backs up that claim with a balance sheet that has more cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investmentsthan total debt on it. It also claims a debt-to-equity ratio around 0.6 and a current ratio around 1.0, which are further signs of a solid financial condition.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) by 2.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 61,363 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,391 shares during the period. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc.’s holdings in Prudential Financial were worth $6,354,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Regency Centers Corporation(REG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Regency Centers (REG)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH purchased a new position in Regency Centers Co. (NYSE:REG) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm purchased 8,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $484,000.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Douglas Dynamics Inc.(PLOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW) has done a lot of work to go beyond its historical reliance on equipment that helps its customers fight against winter snow and ice. Yet even with the moves it has made to diversify, Douglas can still benefit when winter weather convinces buyers that they need the work truck attachments it can provide for them.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Payment Data Systems, Inc.(PYDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ: UEPS) and Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Golar LNG Partners LP(GMLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Golar LNG Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the shipping company an impact score of 46.501475004652 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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Chicago, IL, based Investment company Ctc Llc buys Amazon.com, sells PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1, SPDR Gold Trust, iShares MSCI Brazil Capped Index Fund during the 3-months ended 2017-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Ctc Llc. As of 2017-03-31, Ctc Llc owns 4 stocks with a total value of $98 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

Added Positions: AMZN, Reduced Positions: QQQ, GLD, SPY, Sold Out: EWZ,

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

These are the top 5 holdings of CTC LLCAmazon.com Inc (AMZN) – 55,335 shares, 49.45% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 112.04%SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) – 93,871 shares, 22.62% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 17.63%PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ) – 154,682 shares, 20.9% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 37.46%SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) – 58,223 shares, 7.03% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 50.39%iShares MSCI Brazil Capped Index Fund (EWZ) – 0 shares, 0% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10000%Added: Amazon.com Inc (AMZN)

Ctc Llc added to the holdings in Amazon.com Inc by 112.04%. The purchase prices were between $753.67 and $886.54, with an estimated average price of $833.5. The stock is now traded at around $905.63. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 26.13%. The holdings were 55,335 shares as of 2017-03-31.

best stocks to invest today: Century Casinos, Inc.(CNTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNTY) shares dropped 15 percent to $7.77. Century Casinos priced its 4.25 million share offering at $7.50 per share.

best stocks to invest today: Israel Chemicals Shs(ICL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Claudia Maedler]

    In Israel, the TA-25 Index (TA-25) gained 1.9 percent at the close in Tel Aviv as Israel Corp. jumped 9 percent, the most since July 2009, to 1,755 shekels. The shares soared along with those of its Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL) unit, which advanced 6.4 percent on speculation that a possible change in ownership of Russian potash producer OAO Uralkali could help stabilize prices of the crop nutrient.

best stocks to invest today: Resolute Energy Corporation(REN )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Company Name

    Share PriceYTDMarket CapClayton Williams Energy Inc. (NYSE: CWEI)$138.8216.4%2.4BDiamondback Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: FANG)$106.365.42%$9.38BWestern Gas Partners LP (NYSE: WES)$65.6411.71%$9.67BTesoro Logistics LP (NYSE: TLLP)$59.3416.79%$6.25BResolute Energy Corp. (NYSE: REN)$46.0811.87%$931.13MAntero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: AM)$34.9813.28%$6.4BExterran Corp. (NYSE: EXTN)$33.9942.22%$1.19BDominion Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: DM)$32.9011.34%$2.6BNextEra Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NEP)$31.1922.12%$1.68BArchrock Inc. (NYSE: AROC)$16.0021.21%$1.12B

    While some of these stocks have performed well, we arent recommending this list of natural gas stocks. Thats because we arent interested in stocks that have already peaked at Money Morning; were interested in the next big winner. And we have one that could surge in 2017

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    The activist hedge fund’s latest 13F revealed a stake in Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE: REN), and on Monday, it announced a new position in EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT).

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Related Links: Magellan Midstream Riding The Wave Of Rising US Oil Exports

    Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE: REN), $40 Price Target

    Moving into the late-2014 downturn, Resolute had an over-levered balance sheet, flat production and a wide geographical spread.

best stocks to invest today: Graco Inc.(GGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, industrials shares fell by 0.83 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG), down 9 percent, and Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV), down 11 percent.

  • [By Joel Elconin]

    At this time, the only relevant news to the Gold market and Gold stocks was the halt of Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG), which was down $0.80 at $84.64 and just reopened at $82.20.

best stocks to invest today: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.(ARR)

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).

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    This development will likely give battered mREITs like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY  ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR  ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) a huge boost as investors begin to feel less panic regarding a tapering of the current QE3 program. Markets have responded to the Summers announcement by soaring skyward, apparently feeling relief and confidence about the fate of the taper.

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    It was just about one year ago that QE3 made its debut, and mortgage REITs, particularly agency-only players like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY  ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR  ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) began moaning about the increased competition for mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

best stocks to invest today: Regency Centers Corporation(REG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Regency Centers Corp. (NYSE: REG) had a huge seller hitting the bid last week. The vice chairman of the real estate investment trust sold an incredible 2.8 million shares of the stock at $68.45 per share. The total for the trade was a staggering $192 million. The stock close trading on Friday at $62.58, so the timing looks good. The 52-week trading range for the shares is $42.40 to $82.44. The Wall Street consensus price target is $75.67.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018

Business leaders are reiterating their support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and asking Congress to step in after the Trump Administration formally said it is ending the Obama-era program.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday that DACA, which protects 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children, “is being rescinded.” The Department of Homeland Security will stop processing new applications today.

The administration signaled its plan to end the program last week, and business leaders banded together to ask President Trump and Congress to reconsider. Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple (AAPL, Tech30) CEO Tim Cook and Snapchat (SNAP) CEO Evan Spiegel as well as hundreds of other executives signed a letter calling on the president to preserve the program.

The DHS said that it will continue to renew permits that expire in the next six months, giving Congress some time to figure out how to continue to protect current DACA recipients.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: American Woodmark Corporation(AMWD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) was down, falling around 13 percent to $70.39 as the company reported weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) shares shot up 29 percent to $128.15. American Woodmark reported purchase of RSI Home Products for $1.075 billion in enterprise value and posted upbeat quarterly earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) was down, falling around 17 percent to $66.88 as the company reported weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) shares shot up 25 percent to $124.80. American Woodmark reported purchase of RSI Home Products for $1.075 billion in enterprise value and posted upbeat quarterly earnings.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Endocyte, Inc.(ECYT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Carl Icahn has big plans for the US auto-parts sector — and big retailers like AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) and Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) aren’t going to like them: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA Unit Labor Costs (QoQ) for Q1 2.20% vs 2.50% consensus estimate. Nonfarm Productivity (QoQ) for Q1 0.00% vs -0.20% consensus estimate.
    US Services Purchasing Managers' Index for May is schedule for release at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    Data on factory orders for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The ISM non-manufacturing index for May is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The labor market conditions index for May will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index for May is schedule for release at 12:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    HSBC upgraded Chevron (NYSE: CVX) from Hold to Buy
    Susquehanna upgraded Skechers (NYSE: SKX) from Neutral to Positive
    Deutsche Bank upgraded WEX (NYSE: WEX) from Hold to Buy
    Pacific Crest downgraded Apple from Overweight to Sector Weight
    RBC downgraded Perrigo (NYSE: PRGO) from Sector Perform to Underperform
    Wedbush downgraded Endocyte (NASDAQ: ECYT) from Outperform to Neutral

    This is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day — it's a look at everything happening in the market, in five minutes. To get the full version of this note every morning, click here or email minutes@benzinga.com.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) were down 31 percent to $1.89 after the company issued clinical updates for EC1456 and EC1169, and announced plans to reduce workforce by 40 percent via restructuring. Endocyte said that it is continuing EC1169 program in taxane-exposed patients, but ending clinical development of EC1456 and EC1169 in taxane-na茂ve patients.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Pan American Silver Corp.(PAAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    PAN AMERICAN SILVER CORP has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. However, the consensus estimate suggests that this trend should reverse in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, PAN AMERICAN SILVER CORP reported poor results of -$3.62 versus -$2.98 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings (-$0.35 versus -$3.62).

     

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    Net operating cash flow has decreased to $32.87 million or 14.64% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite a decrease in cash flow PAN AMERICAN SILVER CORP is still fairing well by exceeding its industry average cash flow growth rate of -28.24%.

     

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock’s performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 29.22%, worse than the S&P 500’s performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company’s earnings per share are down 193.33% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock’s sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.

     

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Pacific Ethanol Inc.(PEIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ: PEIX) got a boost, shooting up 30 percent to $5.47 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Nobilis Health Corp.(HLTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Nobilis Health Corp (NYSE: HLTH) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $91.92 million.

    Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $144.02 million.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Regency Centers Corporation(REG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Regency Centers Corp. (NYSE: REG) had a huge seller hitting the bid last week. The vice chairman of the real estate investment trust sold an incredible 2.8 million shares of the stock at $68.45 per share. The total for the trade was a staggering $192 million. The stock close trading on Friday at $62.58, so the timing looks good. The 52-week trading range for the shares is $42.40 to $82.44. The Wall Street consensus price target is $75.67.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: eLong, Inc.(LONG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    eLong, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: LONG) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.60 per share on revenue of $38.31 million.

    Qunar Cayman Islands Ltd (NASDAQ: QUNR) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $8.89 per share on revenue of $1.11 billion.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Imprivata, Inc.(IMPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Imprivata Inc (NYSE: IMPR) got a boost, shooting up 31 percent to $19.01 as the company reached a definitive deal to be bought by an affiliate of Thoma Bravo, LLC, a private equity firm, for $544 million

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: U S Concrete, Inc.(USCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, basic materials shares fell 0.73 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included US Concrete Inc (NASDAQ: USCR), down 8 percent, and Seabridge Gold, Inc. (USA) (NYSE: SA), down 5 percent.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Coming up in tonight’s episode of Mad Money: Cramer interviews Bill Sandbrook, CEO of U.S. Concrete (USCR)  and focuses on opportunities for Xilinx (XLNX) .  Plus, don’t miss the Lightning Round. Which stocks is Cramer bullish on?

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, basic materials shares fell 0.36 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included US Concrete Inc (NASDAQ: USCR), down 10 percent, and Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC), down 4 percent.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Ormat Technologies, Inc.(ORA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of U.S. Geothermal back in positive territory while potential peer mid cap Calpine Corporation (NYSE: CPN) is underperforming and Ormat Technologies, Inc (NYSE: ORA) has been taking off for two years: