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Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now

Brokerages predict that Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) will report sales of $720.44 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have issued estimates for Plexus’ earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $720.00 million and the highest is $720.91 million. Plexus reported sales of $618.83 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 16.4%. The business is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Wednesday, July 18th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Plexus will report full-year sales of $2.83 billion for the current financial year. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the firm will report sales of $3.05 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $3.03 billion to $3.09 billion. Zacks’ sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Plexus.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Werner Enterprises, Inc.(WERN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Werner Enterprises (Nasdaq: WERN) competes in the full-truckload (FTL) segment of the industry where drivers deliver entire truck-loads between two points, rather than making many stops to consolidate partial loads as in the LTL segment. This could mean that the company has relatively more to gain from autonomous trucking since highway driving is a larger portion of total drive time.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) and Universal Logistics (NASDAQ:ULH) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Fox Factory Holding Corp.(FOXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Prudential Financial Inc. lessened its stake in Fox Factory Holding Corp (NASDAQ:FOXF) by 6.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 62,510 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,400 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Fox Factory were worth $2,182,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Berenberg Bank began coverage on shares of Fox Factory (NASDAQ:FOXF) in a report published on Wednesday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm issued a buy rating and a $51.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Fox Factory (NASDAQ:FOXF) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

    Several other brokerages also recently issued reports on FOXF. BidaskClub downgraded Fox Factory from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. DA Davidson reiterated a buy rating on shares of Fox Factory in a research report on Monday, May 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Fox Factory from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $39.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Fox Factory presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $39.50.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc.(RH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Isaac Pino, CPA]

    On the surface, upscale furniture retailer RH(NYSE:RH) seems to be doing a lot of things right. The company — formerly known as Restoration Hardware — has leaned into the upscale market, thereby differentiating its products from the competition. Its inspired storefronts are a far cry from cookie-cutter shopping malls, and a membership-based business model makes it less reliant on blowout sales.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, Jeremy Bowman, and Steve Symington]

    Steve Symington(RH): RH may have popped more than 30% earlier this week after it posted strong quarterly results — including slightly lower revenue but exceptional earnings relative to expectations — but I think the home-furnishings retailer could have more room to run.

  • [By Isaac Pino, CPA]

    While much has been said about upscale furniture retailer RH’s (NYSE:RH) soaring stock price recently, less attention has been paid to the story behind the company’s radical overhaul.CEO Gary Friedman is making some intriguing contrarian bets for RH, pursuing experiential stores in an industry that’s downsizing its bricks-and-mortar footprint. Meanwhile, Friedman’s embracing a membership model, physical catalogs, and a premium market at a time when most everyone else is slashing costs, running promotions, and scrambling to move online.In the company’s most recent conference call, Friedman shared his thoughts on the company’s business model, the retail industry’s herd mentality, and the habits and desires of furniture shoppers. Here are the three takeaways I found most interesting:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Aperio Group LLC boosted its holdings in Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc common stock (NYSE:RH) by 10.3% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 8,532 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 799 shares during the quarter. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc common stock were worth $813,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Alright, that brings us to the tenth and final company of this Market Cap Game Show, episode dated June 13th, 2018. Matt, this one was the biggest mover in theSupernova universe today. So, if you were paying attention, which we don’t always, day to day, to the market here at The Motley Fool — a company once known as Restoration Hardware, whose ticker symbol is now its company name,RH (NYSE:RH), because the founder decided to just take it from Restoration Hardware down to RH.RH is technically the company name.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Xinyuan Real Estate Co Ltd(XIN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mixin (XIN) is a proof-of-stake (PoS) token that uses the SHA256 hashing algorithm. It launched on October 2nd, 2017. Mixin’s total supply is 1,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 438,115 tokens. Mixin’s official message board is mixin.one/logs. Mixin’s official Twitter account is @XIN_Foundation and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official website for Mixin is mixin.one.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. (NYSE:XIN) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 30th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 11th will be given a dividend of 0.05 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, June 22nd. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.74%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mixin (CURRENCY:XIN) traded up 6.2% against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on July 17th. One Mixin token can currently be purchased for approximately $550.98 or 0.07481400 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Mixin has a total market cap of $241.93 million and approximately $90,201.00 worth of Mixin was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last week, Mixin has traded up 19.1% against the U.S. dollar.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.(JBSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son (NASDAQ:JBSS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBSS) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $71.43 and last traded at $70.96, with a volume of 1305 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $69.72.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd acquired a new position in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBSS) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund acquired 21,466 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,242,000. WINTON GROUP Ltd owned about 0.19% of John B. Sanfilippo & Son at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    The Hershey (NYSE: HSY) and John B. Sanfilippo & Son (NASDAQ:JBSS) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Terex Corporation(TEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    All year long, Terex (NYSE:TEX) stock has been pacing the S&P 500’s performance — and even leading it a bit, up 15% to the market’s 14% gain. Today, shares are moving in and out of negative territory.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Asset Management One Co. Ltd. acquired a new stake in Terex Co. (NYSE:TEX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 9,770 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $365,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Terex (TEX)

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Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Monroe Capital Corporation(MRCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Monroe Capital Corp (NASDAQ:MRCC) Director Jeffrey A. Golman purchased 8,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 20th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $13.62 per share, with a total value of $108,960.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $136,200. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Moelis & Co (NYSE: MC) and Monroe Capital (NASDAQ:MRCC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Monroe Capital (NASDAQ:MRCC) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Frequency Electronics Inc.(FEIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Frequency Electronics (NASDAQ:FEIM) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Frequency Electronics earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.4556074629456 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.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund(SOXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology and financial shares led the late selling. TheiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) fell 1.8% and theFinancial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLF) dropped 0.9%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology was the weakest sector, with biotech and semiconductor stocks in particular having a tough day. TheSPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) tumbled 3.2% and theiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) lost 2.4%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Semiconductor stocks rose on news of a deal with China to grant a reprieve to ZTE, with theiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) moving up 1.2%.Energy shares gained, too; the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:XOP) closed up 1.3%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eaton Vance Management bought a new position in shares of iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 1,125 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $203,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Essex Financial Services Inc. bought a new position in iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 1,765 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $318,000.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ryerson Holding Corporation(RYI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ryerson Holding Corp (NYSE:RYI) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Ryerson in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, July 10th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst S. Rosenfeld now forecasts that the basic materials company will post earnings per share of $0.46 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.01. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Ryerson’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.59 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.90 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.67 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ryerson (RYI)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Ryerson Holding Corp (NYSE:RYI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 17,472 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $142,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Ryerson Holding (NYSE:RYI) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $11.69.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the materials shares rose 0.49 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Ryerson Holding Corporation (NYSE: RYI), up 11 percent, and Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) up 10 percent.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Ryerson
    This is a top small-cap play that could make sense for more aggressive accounts. Ryerson Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RYI) offers a line of stainless steel, aluminum, carbon steel and alloy steels, as well as nickel and red metals in various shapes and forms, including coils, sheets, square and flat bars, plates and tubing.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now

LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) had its target price upped by Wells Fargo & Co from $125.00 to $130.00 in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has an outperform rating on the specialty chemicals company’s stock.

Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the company. MED reissued a buy rating and issued a $140.00 target price on shares of LyondellBasell in a research note on Monday, May 7th. Barclays reissued a buy rating and issued a $135.00 target price on shares of LyondellBasell in a research note on Sunday, May 20th. Jefferies Group raised LyondellBasell from a hold rating to a buy rating and increased their target price for the company from $78.01 to $121.95 in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th. ValuEngine lowered LyondellBasell from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 3rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $130.00 target price on LyondellBasell and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Friday, February 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. LyondellBasell currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $116.56.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ACNB Corporation(ACNB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc. lowered its holdings in shares of ACNB Co. (NASDAQ:ACNB) by 11.8% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 15,000 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 2,000 shares during the period. John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in ACNB were worth $439,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MercadoLibre Inc.(MELI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By TD Ameritrade]

    In addition, the Internet & Direct Marketing Retail sub-industry in the Consumer Discretionary sector will now include all online marketplaces for consumer products and services, regardless of whether or not they actually hold inventory. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA), eBay Inc. (NYSE: EBAY), Mercado Libre Inc. (NASDAQ: MELI), among others, will now be a part of the Consumer Discretionary sector instead of the Information Technology sector, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street showed signs of discord on Thursday, with various major benchmarks moving in opposite directions, reflecting some of the cross-currents among different sectors. After a long advance to record heights for the Nasdaq Composite, tech stocks were generally weaker today, but some high-profile consumer favorites in the Dow Jones Industrial Average powered that benchmark up. Market sentiment appears to be generally solid, but some companies had to deal with specific issues that sent their shares lower. MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI), REV Group (NYSE:REVG), and ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: REX American Resources Corporation(REX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about REX American Resources (NYSE:REX) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. REX American Resources earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the energy company an impact score of 47.4779524917954 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    REX American Resources (NYSE:REX) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, May 23rd.

    REX American Resources (NYSE:REX) last released its earnings results on Thursday, March 22nd. The energy company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter. The business had revenue of $109.54 million for the quarter. REX American Resources had a return on equity of 6.18% and a net margin of 8.77%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Green Plains Partners (NASDAQ: GPP) and REX American Resources (NYSE:REX) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc.(RH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Isaac Pino, CPA]

    More and more companies are embracing this model, including upscale furnishings retailer RH(NYSE:RH). RH charges $100 for members to receive a 25% discount on regular-price items and a handful of other unique perks. It’s simple, and customers may find it pays for itself quickly given the sticker price of RH’s products. Perhaps that’s why customers have embraced it: RH recently noted after only two years, 95% of its core business stems from its members.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    RH (NYSE:RH)Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallJune 11, 2018, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Isaac Pino, CPA]

    On the surface, upscale furniture retailer RH(NYSE:RH) seems to be doing a lot of things right. The company — formerly known as Restoration Hardware — has leaned into the upscale market, thereby differentiating its products from the competition. Its inspired storefronts are a far cry from cookie-cutter shopping malls, and a membership-based business model makes it less reliant on blowout sales.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Aperio Group LLC boosted its holdings in Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc common stock (NYSE:RH) by 10.3% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 8,532 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 799 shares during the quarter. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc common stock were worth $813,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Southern Company (SO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SSE (OTCMKTS: SSEZY) and Southern (NYSE:SO) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

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    The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is quickly transforming itself from a mostly coal-generated utility to one powered by nuclear, natural gas, and other renewables. The company enjoys a state-regulated monopoly position in four states which together account for approximately 80% of earnings.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) dropped about 2% Tuesday to post a 52-week low of $43.16 after closing at $44.04 on Monday. The 52-week high is $53.51. Volume was around 7.3 million, about 35% higher than the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    If you’re retired, you’ve likely shifted from building your nest egg to trying to live off of your savings. That means you’ll want to look at stocks that are relatively safe and pay a generous dividend. Investors have punished the stocks of giant U.S. utility Southern Company (NYSE:SO) and packaged-food specialist General Mills (NYSE:GIS) for what are likely to be near-term problems, leading to big dividend yields.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.(UCTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)
  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Ultra Clean Holdings (NASDAQ:UCTT) have skyrocketed today, up by 17% as of 12 p.m. EDT, after the company reportedfirst-quarter earnings. Its bottom-line profit easily toppedanalyst expectations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.00.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2018

Squeezed by ever-expanding U.S. sanctions, Vladimir Putin says he wants to dump the dollar. His central bank has been doing just the opposite.

In comments to lawmakers on Tuesday after his inauguration for a record fourth term as president, Putin said a “break” from the U.S. currency is necessary to bolster Russia’s “economic sovereignty,” especially in light of recent penalties and what he called politically motivated restrictions on trade.

“The whole world can see that the dollar’s monopoly is precarious and dangerous for many,” he said. “Our gold and currency reserves are being diversified, and we’ll continue to do that further.”

The numbers tell a different story. According to the central bank’s latest data, the dollar’s share in its international reserves climbed to nearly 46 percent in 2017 from just over 40 percent the previous year. Meanwhile, the euro accounted for almost 22 percent, sliding from more than 32 percent in 2016 and as high as 43.8 percent in 2009. The stockpile was at $459.9 billion in April, the highest since 2014.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2018: Perceptron, Inc.(PRCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Perceptron (NASDAQ: PRCP) and CyberOptics (NASDAQ:CYBE) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2018: LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.(LMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 20 percent to $31.235 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 results.

    Essendant Inc (NASDAQ: ESND) was down, falling around 24 percent to $7.255 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

  • [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 $32.19 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 Brian Feroldi]

    In response to reporting first-quarterresults, shares ofLeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT), a medical device maker focused on niche products used duringvascular surgery, fell 20% as of 10:35 a.m. EDT on Thursday.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2018: Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc.(RH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Isaac Pino, CPA]

    While much has been said about upscale furniture retailer RH’s (NYSE:RH) soaring stock price recently, less attention has been paid to the story behind the company’s radical overhaul.CEO Gary Friedman is making some intriguing contrarian bets for RH, pursuing experiential stores in an industry that’s downsizing its bricks-and-mortar footprint. Meanwhile, Friedman’s embracing a membership model, physical catalogs, and a premium market at a time when most everyone else is slashing costs, running promotions, and scrambling to move online.In the company’s most recent conference call, Friedman shared his thoughts on the company’s business model, the retail industry’s herd mentality, and the habits and desires of furniture shoppers. Here are the three takeaways I found most interesting:

  • [By Isaac Pino, CPA]

    On the surface, upscale furniture retailer RH(NYSE:RH) seems to be doing a lot of things right. The company — formerly known as Restoration Hardware — has leaned into the upscale market, thereby differentiating its products from the competition. Its inspired storefronts are a far cry from cookie-cutter shopping malls, and a membership-based business model makes it less reliant on blowout sales.

  • [By Isaac Pino, CPA]

    More and more companies are embracing this model, including upscale furnishings retailer RH(NYSE:RH). RH charges $100 for members to receive a 25% discount on regular-price items and a handful of other unique perks. It’s simple, and customers may find it pays for itself quickly given the sticker price of RH’s products. Perhaps that’s why customers have embraced it: RH recently noted after only two years, 95% of its core business stems from its members.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2018: Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(DRNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:DRNA) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2018: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lessened its holdings in shares of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) by 53.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 14,882 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 17,018 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Electronics For Imaging were worth $439,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: TransAlta Corporation(TAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, utilities shares fell by 0.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), down 3 percent, and TransAlta Corporation (USA) (NYSE: TAC), down 2 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, utilities shares rose by just 0.5 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included TransAlta Corporation (USA) (NYSE: TAC), down 1 percent, and Huaneng Power International Inc (ADR) (NYSE: HNP), down 1 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares rose by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ADR) (NYSE: ELP), down 3.5 percent, and TransAlta Corporation (USA) (NYSE: TAC), down 5 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the utilities sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from TransAlta Corporation (NYSE: TAC) and NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP).

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc.(RH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    RH (NYSE: RH) was down, falling around 26 percent to $42.14. RH reported in-line earnings for its first quarter, but lowered its earnings forecast for the year.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Smallcap home furnishings retailer Restoration Hardware orRH (NYSE: RH) reportedQ3 2017 earnings after the market closed Tuesday that beat expectations and sent shares to near all time highs in after hours trading.Net revenues increased 8% to $592.473 millionon top of a 3% increase last year despite an approximate 1% negative impact from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Comparable brand revenues increased 6% compared to a 6% decrease last year. GAAP net income increased to $13.2 million (despite a negative impact of approximately $1.3 million from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and includes a positive impact of approximately $2.5 million related to a lower effective tax rate) versusGAAP net income of $2.5 million last year.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows mid cap Bed Bath & Beyond in a steady decline since around early 2015 while small capPier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR)has performed worst,small capRestoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE: RH) is back up amidst volatility andmid capWilliams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE: WSM)is backto breakeven:

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: Steelcase Inc.(SCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    These changes all emanate from the Ford Smart Mobility unit. Who ran that unit? New incoming Ford CEO Jim Hackett. Before joining Ford Mobility, Hackett was the corporate CEO of Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS), where he transformed the company from a humdrum maker of desks to a designer of flexible, output-enhancing workspaces.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS) shares dropped 14 percent to $14.10 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and issued a weak outlook for the second quarter.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS) was raised to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James.

    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets. Shares were indicated up 6% at $3.54 on Thursday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS) shares shot up 5 percent to $15 as the company reported better-than-expected results for its second quarter.

    Shares of Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) got a boost, shooting up 10 percent to $9.71. Nabriva Therapeutics announced a $80 million common stock offering.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: Durect Corporation(DRRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Wednesday's regular session.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: MGC Diagnostics Corporation(MGCD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    MGC Diagnostics Corp (NASDAQ: MGCD) is projected to post earnings for the latest quarter.

    Lands’ End, Inc. (NASDAQ: LE) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $293.24 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MGC Diagnostics Corp (NASDAQ: MGCD) shares shot up 24 percent to $10.94 after the company agreed to be acquired by Altus Capital Partners for $11.03 per share in cash.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MGC Diagnostics Corp (NASDAQ: MGCD) shares shot up 24 percent to $10.92 after the company agreed to be acquired by Altus Capital Partners for $11.03 per share in cash.

Bed Bath & Beyond Q3 Earnings: Beating Expectations

Mid caphomed茅cor retailer Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) reportedfiscal Q3 2017 earnings after the market closed onWednesday with results beating expectations and comparable-store sales declining less than forecasts. Net sales were approximately $3.0 billion – relatively flat to the prior year quarter.Comparable sales decreased by approximately 0.3% ascomparable sales from customer-facing digital channels continued to have strong growth while comparable sales from stores declined in the low-single-digit percentage range during the fiscal 2017 third quarter. Net earnings were$61.3 million versus $126.4 million.

A technical chart for Bed Bath & Beyond shows shares experiencing an early November reversal:

A long term performance chart shows mid cap Bed Bath & Beyond in a steady decline since around early 2015 while small capPier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR)has performed worst,small capRestoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE: RH) has surged againandmid capWilliams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE: WSM)is hovering above breakeven:

Finally, here is a quick recap of large cap Bed Bath & Beyonds recent earnings history along with EPS estimate trends from the Yahoo! Finance analyst estimates page going into the current earnings report:

Earnings History11/29/20162/27/20175/30/20178/30/2017
EPS Est. 0.98 1.77 0.66 0.95
EPS Actual 0.85 1.84 0.53 0.67
Difference -0.13 0.07 -0.13 -0.28
Surprise % -13.30% 4.00% -19.70% -29.50%
EPS TrendCurrent Qtr. (Nov 2017)Next Qtr. (Feb 2018)Current Year (2018)Next Year (2019)
Current Estimate 0.37 1.43 2.99 2.72
7 Days Ago 0.37 1.43 3 2.73
30 Days Ago 0.37 1.43 3 2.73
60 Days Ago 0.37 1.44 3.01 2.78
90 Days Ago 0.42 1.5 3.3 3.08