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Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019

Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) stands at a crossroads. The world’s largest casino company has not built a new casino since it completed its 6th casino in China in 2016. Now, Las Vegas Sands stock finds itself in decline as a U.S.-China trade war concerns its investors.

However, with Chinese gambling on the rise, high dividends, and an eye on expansion, investors should look at the decline in Las Vegas Sands stock as a buying a opportunity.

View Las Vegas Sands Stock as a China Play

Contrary to the name, most of its revenue no longer comes from Las Vegas or even other American gambling meccas. Today, Las Vegas Sands derives most of its revenue from Macau, the former Portuguese colony that now exists as a Special Administrative Region of China. Macau also exists as the only area in China with legalized gambling.

With little available land in Macau, Las Vegas Sands created what’s now known as the Cotai Strip, modeled after the strip in Las Vegas. This occurred when they filled in a bay in between what was two islands.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.(RYAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $23.25.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy recommendation. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $23.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    American International Group Inc. trimmed its position in Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) by 9.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 31,718 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 3,455 shares during the period. American International Group Inc.’s holdings in Rayonier Advanced Materials were worth $681,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: KLA-Tencor Corporation(KLAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Attention misguided investors: not every tech company has the same troubles as social media beast Facebook (FB) . And for those opportunistic investors our there, such a dislocation in markets right now between broader tech business models and Facebook’s could spell many lucrative buying opportunities. Research out of Goldman Sachs (GS) shows that 25 tech stocks in particular that have seen large correlations with Facebook’s equity returns since March 15 and have under-performed the S&P 500 . The list of laggards is a whose who of former high-flying tech names: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) , KLA-Tenor (KLAC) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Alphabet (GOOGL) , Western Digital (WDC) , Electronic Arts (EA) , and Nvidia (NVDA) . 

    Not too sure where Mr. Market’s head is at, but it’s unlikely Facebook’s troubles will hurt sales of video-games for Electronic Arts this coming holiday season. Nvidia is still holding the pole position in the booming market for AI and autonomous driving chips, and doesn’t put suspect quizzes on a website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is not a well-known company. The semiconductor packaging equipment specialist is valued at just $1.65 billion, and it recorded just $809 million of revenue last year. That’s a much smaller number than those posted by semiconductor equipment giants like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX).

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is not a well-known company. The semiconductor packaging equipment specialist is valued at just $1.65 billion, and it recorded just $809 million of revenue last year. That’s a much smaller number than those posted by semiconductor equipment giants like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC) which fell about 10% to $106.52. The stock’s 52-week range is $93.76 to $123.96. Volume was about 3.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.4 million.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Popular, Inc.(BPOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Popular (NASDAQ:BPOP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Popular Inc (NASDAQ:BPOP) by 3.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,519,087 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 150,692 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 4.42% of Popular worth $188,084,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund(BTO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CIBC World Markets Inc. reduced its holdings in B2Gold Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:BTG) (TSE:BTO) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 572,525 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 64,714 shares during the period. CIBC World Markets Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of B2Gold worth $1,563,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    B2Gold (TSE:BTO) (NYSE:BTG) had its price objective trimmed by Pi Financial from C$5.25 to C$5.10 in a research report released on Friday.

    A number of other research firms have also recently weighed in on BTO. Canaccord Genuity lowered their target price on shares of B2Gold from C$7.00 to C$6.50 in a research note on Tuesday, July 24th. National Bank Financial lowered their target price on shares of B2Gold from C$7.00 to C$6.50 and set an outperform rating on the stock in a research note on Saturday, July 14th. Scotiabank reissued an outperform rating and issued a C$5.00 target price on shares of B2Gold in a research note on Monday, May 28th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lowered their target price on shares of B2Gold from C$5.00 to C$4.50 and set an outperform rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 22nd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, B2Gold presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of C$5.38.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bottos (CURRENCY:BTO) traded 2.5% lower against the dollar during the one day period ending at 18:00 PM E.T. on October 5th. During the last week, Bottos has traded 10.8% higher against the dollar. One Bottos token can now be bought for $0.0432 or 0.00000652 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Bit-Z, LBank, Bibox and CoinEgg. Bottos has a total market capitalization of $22.04 million and $683,829.00 worth of Bottos was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bottos (CURRENCY:BTO) traded down 0.5% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 14:00 PM ET on September 2nd. Bottos has a total market cap of $20.68 million and $711,582.00 worth of Bottos was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Bottos token can now be bought for $0.0406 or 0.00000556 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Gate.io, LBank, CoinEgg and Bibox. During the last week, Bottos has traded up 15.3% against the dollar.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Lands' End, Inc.(LE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday saw a mixed session on Wall Street, with various market benchmarks moving in different directions. Investors seemed reasonably neutral about events in Singapore, where leaders from the U.S. and North Korea met and came to some minor agreements that viewed in the most favorable light could provide a road map for future negotiations. Yet investors seem more concerned about what the Federal Reserve’s interest rate setting board might do later in the week, with a two-day meeting starting today to consider whether further rate increases are warranted. Even with the relatively flat performance from the market, some companies had good news that sent their shares sharply higher. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE), and Lands’ End (NASDAQ:LE) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of apparel retailer Lands’ End (NASDAQ:LE) took a hit on Thursday, falling as much as 22%. Shares were down 14.9% at 11:15 a.m. EDT.

    The stock’s decline follows the company’s second-quarter earnings release on Thursday. The pullback was likely due to the company’s weak revenue growth, its decline in same-store sales, and a loss that was wider than in the year-ago quarter.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Today, Bill offers our readers a few of his favorites as Trump meets with Kim Jong Un. Here’s how to cash in regardless of how this summit turns out in the long run.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Last night, President Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. This was the first meeting between a sitting American president and a North Korean leader. Following the agreement, analysts noted that the document signed by both parties included no concrete details for achieving denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. Trump responded to criticism by saying he is fully confident that the Korean dictatorship will follow through. A U.S. district court will rule on whether to approve an $85 billion merger between AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX). The decision comes after about six weeks of debate in a courtroom. The ruling will likely have a significant impact on the proposed bid by The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) for media giant Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NYSE: FOXA). The Fed Open Market Committee kicks off its June meeting today. The U.S. central bank is expected to raise interest rates for the second time in 2018. On Wednesday, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will likely announce a hike of 0.25% to the benchmark rate to 2%. This would also mark the seventh hike since December 2015. Markets will be looking for clues during Powell’s conference to determine how many additional times the Fed plans to raise interest rates during the final six months of the year.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: RH, TSLA, GE
    Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RH) stock popped more than 20% in pre-market hours after the company reported very strong profits for the quarter. The retailer reported earnings per share of $1.33, well above the $1.02 anticipated by analysts. The company also reported a strong second-quarter outlook, news that reduced concerns about it falling short of revenue expectations. Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TS

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of Lands’ End (NASDAQ:LE) soared today after the apparel and outdoor retailer delivered a narrower loss than expected in its first-quarter earnings report and said it would move further away from former parent Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD), which appears to be failing. As a result, the stock closed the day up 27.2%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Lands’ End (NASDAQ:LE) CMO Gill Brown Hong bought 1,525 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, April 13th. The shares were bought at an average price of $22.20 per share, with a total value of $33,855.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief marketing officer now owns 3,425 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $76,035. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Lands End (NASDAQ:LE) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 12, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Unit Corporation(UNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Unit Co. (NYSE:UNT) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks lowered their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Unit in a report issued on Thursday, August 9th. SunTrust Banks analyst N. Dingmann now anticipates that the oil and gas company will post earnings per share of $0.17 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.18. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Hold” rating and a $26.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Unit’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.21 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Unit (UNT)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its position in shares of Unit Co. (NYSE:UNT) by 284.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 21,374 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after buying an additional 15,809 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Unit were worth $546,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

Investment company Newport Trust Co buys CBS Corp, DTE Energy Co, Entercom Communications Corp, sells United Technologies Corp, TrueBlue Inc during the 3-months ended 2018-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Newport Trust Co. As of 2018-03-31, Newport Trust Co owns 48 stocks with a total value of $35.5 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: CBS, DTE, ETM, Added Positions: VVV, PM, GCI, GNW, GT, Reduced Positions: BA, T, GD, HUM, DHR, SRE, BTI, BSX, DDS, SCG, Sold Out: UTX, TBI,

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

These are the top 5 holdings of Newport Trust CoBoeing Co (BA) – 33,395,670 shares, 30.81% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.82%AT&T Inc (T) – 201,036,099 shares, 20.16% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.66%General Dynamics Corp (GD) – 21,001,453 shares, 13.05% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.31%Honeywell International Inc (HON) – 19,712,106 shares, 8.01% of the total portfolio. Ford Motor Co (F) – 188,248,101 shares, 5.87% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.63%New Purchase: CBS Corp (CBS)

Newport Trust Co initiated holding in CBS Corp. The purchase prices were between $49.27 and $60, with an estimated average price of $55.05. The stock is now traded at around $53.17. The impact to a portfolio due to this purchase was 0.17%. The holding were 1,165,205 shares as of 2018-03-31.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.(RYAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    American International Group Inc. trimmed its position in Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) by 9.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 31,718 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 3,455 shares during the period. American International Group Inc.’s holdings in Rayonier Advanced Materials were worth $681,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut its stake in Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) by 13.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 767,537 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 120,074 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Rayonier Advanced Materials were worth $16,480,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ardelyx, Inc.(ARDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Sesen Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SESN) fell 21.7 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after dropping 23.00 percent on Monday.
    Libbey Inc. (NYSE: LBY) shares fell 18 percent to $5.61 in pre-market trading after the company announced the suspension of its quarterly dividend. The company cited the prioritization of debt reduction and strategic investments as a reason for the move.
    Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) fell 12.8 percent to $101.31 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its third quarter and lowered its FY19 outlook.
    Pure Storage, Inc. (NYSE: PSTG) fell 9.9 percent to $21.25 in pre-market trading despite reporting a first-quarter earnings and sales beat. The company issued relatively in-line second quarter sales and earnings guidance.
    Ardelyx Inc (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 8.9 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after announcing a $50 million common stock offering.
    GSV Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: GSVC) shares fell 8.8 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.09 percent on Monday.
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) fell 8.2 percent to $6.70 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a $75 million common stock offering.
    Altice USA, Inc. (NYSE: ATUS) shares fell 4.1 percent to $18.90 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.78 percent on Monday.
    Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE: CLW) shares fell 4 percent to $25.25 in pre-market trading.
    SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SAIL) fell 3.4 percent to $21.68 in pre-market trading following announcement of 15 million share follow-on offering.
    Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) shares fell 3.3 percent to $26.10 in pre-market trading.
    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) fell 2.5 percent to

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) was down, falling around 13 percent to $3.945. Ardelyx priced its 12.5 million share offering at $4.00 per share.

    Commodities

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ardelyx (NASDAQ:ARDX) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday.

    Several other research analysts have also weighed in on ARDX. BidaskClub lowered Ardelyx from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Ardelyx from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $12.00 price target on Ardelyx and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Wedbush reissued an outperform rating on shares of Ardelyx in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Finally, Leerink Swann reissued an outperform rating and set a $13.00 price target on shares of Ardelyx in a research report on Monday, March 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $13.08.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) was down, falling around 13 percent to $3.95. Ardelyx priced its 12.5 million share offering at $4.00 per share.

    Commodities

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares dropped 19 percent to $4.575 after announcing a $50 million common stock offering.

    Shares of Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) were down 20 percent to $92.765 after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its third quarter and lowered its FY19 outlook.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Minerva Neurosciences, Inc(NERV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) shares jumped 92.1 percent to $7.01.
    iPic Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: IPIC) gained 21.6 percent to $9.73.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares jumped 18.7 percent to $53.49 after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) shares jumped 15.9 percent to $50.50. The company's "Smackdown Live" may not be renewed at NBCUniversal network and the company's "Monday Night Raw" program could be worth three times its current value elsewhere, according to a report for The Hollywood Reporter.
    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPI) gained 14.7 percent to $ 20.46 after the company issued further details on Phase 3 ADVANCE study of ROLONTIS.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) climbed 13.4 percent to $5.5009.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) rose 13.3 percent to $ 14.23 after the company announced presentation of Phase 2 data from prostate cancer trial of 177Lu-PSMA-617 at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX) gained 12.9 percent to $1.7499 after the company announced the sale of Post-Panamax Container Vessel for $21 million.
    Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) gained 12.7 percent to $12.43. Essendant confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal from Staples of $11.50 per share in cash.
    Blink Charging Co (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 11.8 percent to $8.04 after surging 31.68 percent on Wednesday.
    OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPHC) gained 11.5 percent to $5.15.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares climbed 10.7 percent to $3.74.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 7.9 percent to $25.95 after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Minerva Neurosciences Inc (NASDAQ: NERV) rose 6.5 percent to $6.93 after Journal of Clinical Psychiatry published positive results of cognitive performance from Phase 2B trial of roluperidone in schizophrenia patients.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.6 percent to $40

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019

The dispensing of advice is a paternal tradition: Dads pretty universally like to stick their two cents in. So, in honor of Father’s Day, Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp are dedicating an episode ofMotley Fool Answers to giving some back, with money tips for men at three different stages of their parenting careers.

In this segment, it’s advice for fathers whose offspring have, relatively recently, become adults themselves. For these proud parents, the hard work of launching the children may be done, but they may have been letting a few other things slip during the final stretch of that marathon. And the areas where you may want to make changes may only indirectly be about your finances.

A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on June 12, 2018.

Alison Southwick: What’s your advice for the golden dad? Is this the empty nester?

Robert Brokamp: This is the empty nester. It could be anyone from their mid-50s all the way up into their 80s or 90s. But, basically the dad that is still a dad, but no longer has the kids at home. They may be retired or close to it, certainly within the home stretch there. For these folks, at least according to the Federal Reserve, the median income of people in the age range of 55-64 is $57,876. So, it is down from the previous age group. The median net worth is $187,000. These are folks who are getting close to retirement and, for many of, they really haven’t saved enough.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: Broadwind Energy Inc.(BWEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Matthews International (NASDAQ: MATW) and Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Matthews International (NASDAQ: MATW) and Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: Civeo Corporation(CVEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Still, several individual companies easily outran the broader market. Read on to learn why shares of ManTech International (NASDAQ:MANT), Civeo (NYSE:CVEO), and Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB)each climbed higher today.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: NanoString Technologies, Inc.(NSTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) shares gained 88.18 percent to close at $4.14 on Tuesday.
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares jumped 18.04 percent to close at $0.3010 on Tuesday.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares gained 16.61 percent to close at $0.49 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ARCT) rose 16.09 percent to close at $7.00 on Tuesday.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 14.53 percent to close at $62.65 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTG) shares surged 12.64 percent to close at $13.19.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 12.12 percent to close at $4.07 on Tuesday.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) shares climbed 11.58 percent to close at $6.55 on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 11.23 percent to close at $32.28 following a report from Reuters that the company is looking for a sale.
    iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) gained 11.15 percent to close at $22.52.
    Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) rose 10.4 percent to close at $7.11.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) gained 10.26 percent to close at $3.33. Stein Mart is expected to release quarterly earnings on May 23.
    MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) shares rose 10.11 percent to close at $8.06.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 8.2 percent to close at $8.18. Container Store reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter after the closing bell.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares gained 7.69 percent to close at $9.10 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.4 percent to close at $59.03 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.

     

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NanoString Technologies (NASDAQ: NSTG) is one of 91 publicly-traded companies in the “Biological products, except diagnostic” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare NanoString Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: Capital Senior Living Corporation(CSU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D lessened its stake in shares of Capital Senior Living (NYSE:CSU) by 5.3% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 180,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 10,000 shares during the quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D’s holdings in Capital Senior Living were worth $1,935,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Capital Senior Living (NYSE:CSU) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capital Senior Living earned a daily sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.062391046142 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: comScore Inc.(SCOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    ComScore Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) was started with a buy rating at Loop Capital with a $32 price target. That compares with the Wall Street consensus target of $22. The stock closed trading on Monday at $23.57.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: NeuroMetrix Inc.(NURO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Haemonetics (NYSE: HAE) and Neurometrix (NASDAQ:NURO) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Obalon Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OBLN) and Neurometrix (NASDAQ:NURO) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: MoSys, Inc.(MOSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (NASDAQ: PACB) rose 11.4 percent to $2.93 in pre-market trading.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 6.3 percent to $4.76 in pre-market trading as the company announced the publication of CE Mark multicenter clinical study results on C-Scan® in Gut.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 6 percent to $ 35.20 in pre-market trading.
    Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (NASDAQ: APOP) rose 6 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading.
    Hexindai Inc. (NASDAQ: HX) rose 5.7 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.07 in pre-market trading.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 5 percent to $58.20 in pre-market trading after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) rose 4.1 percent to $8.63 in pre-market trading.
    MorphoSys AG (NASDAQ: MOR) rose 3.5 percent to $26.99 in pre-market trading.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) shares rose 3.4 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading. after reporting Q1 results.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 3.4 percent to $28.76 in pre-market trading.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) shares rose 3.3 percent to $67.60 in the pre-market trading session after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 3.1 percent to $18.40 in pre-market trading.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares were also up, gaining 27 percent to $1.9265 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares were also up, gaining 21 percent to $1.84 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.(RYAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut its stake in Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) by 13.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 767,537 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 120,074 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Rayonier Advanced Materials were worth $16,480,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    American International Group Inc. trimmed its position in Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) by 9.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 31,718 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 3,455 shares during the period. American International Group Inc.’s holdings in Rayonier Advanced Materials were worth $681,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: Southwestern Energy Company(SWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) traded down about 5.2% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $4.00 after closing Thursday at $4.22. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.75. Volume was around 21 million, about 10% below the daily average of around 23 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) fell about 6% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $3.42 after closing at $3.64 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $90.15. Volume of about 35 million was around 50% above the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) had its price target raised by B. Riley from $7.85 to $10.00 in a research note released on Friday. They currently have a buy rating on the energy company’s stock.

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Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: Dorman Products, Inc.(DORM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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November 29, 2016: Markets opened higher Tuesday following the Commerce Department’s second estimate of third quarter GDP growth of 3.2%. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index has returned to pre-recession levels. Tuesday’s best performing sectors have been healthcare and real estate. The energy sector was down about 1%. WTI crude oil for January delivery settled at $45.23 a barrel, down 3.9% on the day. February gold lost 0.3% on the day to settle at $1,190.80. Equities were headed for a higher close before the bell as the DJIA traded up 0.6% for the day, the S&P 500 traded up 0.6%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 0.14%.

The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Tuesday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 3.44% at $157.35. The stock’s 52-week range is $107.51 to $158.12, and the high was posted this morning. Trading volume was about 15% above the daily average of around 3.7 million. The healthcare giant’s 2017 forecast was better than expected today.

Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.(CBRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ: CBRL) shares tumbled 2.50 percent to $104.32 after the company reported a 1.1% drop in its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings and issued a downbeat Q1 forecast.

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (CBRL) shares dropped over 4% on Wednesday morning after the company reported lower fourth quarter earnings and a weak outlook for its first quarter.

    The Lebanon, TN-based company reported fourth quarter earnings of $34.3 million, or $1.43 per share, down slightly from $34.7 million, or $1.47 per share, a year ago. On average, analysts expected to see earnings of $1.35 per share.

    Total revenue fell to $646.1 million from $700.01 million last year. Analysts expected to see revenue of $668.68 million.

    Cracker Barrel President and CEO Sandra Cochran commented: “The fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 represents the seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year improvement in comparable store traffic, restaurant sales, and retail sales. The financial results of the fourth quarter and full year reflect the effective execution of our strategic plan. As we begin our 2014 fiscal year, we are poised to capitalize on the achievements of fiscal 2013.”

    For FY2013, CBRL’s earnings rose 14% to $117.27 million, while EPS rose to $4.90 per share. On an adjusted basis, earnings were $4.97 per share, up 15% from the year prior. Total revenue for the year was $2.64 billion, up 3% from a year ago.

    Looking forward, the company expects to see first quarter earnings between $1.05 and $1.15 per share. This estimate would fall significantly below the average analyst estimate of $1.32 per share.

    For FY2014, the company expects EPS in the range of $5.60 to $5.80 and revenue between $2.7 billion and $2.75 billion. Analysts expect to see earnings of $5.69 per share and $2.74 billion in revenue.

    Cracker Barrel shares were down $4.70, or 4.39%, during Wednesday morning trading. The stock is up 59% YTD.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid capSouthern chicken restaurant stock Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc (NASDAQ: CBRL) reportedearnings for fiscal Q1 2018 (ended October 27, 2017) before the market opened with results topping Wall Street expectations. Total revenue rose 0.1%to $710.4 million as comparable store restaurant sales increased 0.2%, including a 2.0% increase in average check partially offset by a 1.8% decrease in store traffic. The average menu price increase for the quarter was approximately 2.2% whilecomparable store retail sales decreased 3.6% from the prior year quarter. The Company opened two new Holler & Dash Biscuit House locations during the quarter, bringing the store count to 651 combined Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Holler & Dash Biscuit House locations at quarter-end. Net income was $46.380 million versus net income of $48.355 million. Earnings per diluted share were $1.92, compared to diluted EPS of $2.01 in the prior year first quarter with the Company estimating that hurricanes Harvey and Irma reduced first quarter diluted EPS by approximately $0.07.

Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.(WWW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    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 Monday’s regular session.

    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) Dec16 5.0 Puts Sweep: 1191 @ ASK $0.80: 1354 traded vs 102 OI: $5.32 Ref
    Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) Jul16 9.5 Puts Sweep: 1494 @ ASK $0.13: 14k traded vs 6682 OI: $10.09 Ref
    Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT) Jul16 10.0 Puts: 3536 @ ASK $0.50: 5506 traded vs 54k OI: Earnings 8/4 $22.50 Ref
    Tableau Software Inc (NYSE: DATA) Jul16 47.5 Puts Sweep: 837 @ ASK $0.30: 995 traded vs 37 OI: Earnings 8/3 $50.60 Ref
    Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX) Aug16 18.0 Puts Sweep: 532 @ ASK $0.30: 2143 traded vs 78 OI: Earnings 7/28 Before Open $22.02 Ref
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) Aug16 22.5 Puts: 719 @ ASK $1.35: 1032 traded vs 0 OI: Earnings 7/19 $22.22 Ref
    Conn's Inc (NASDAQ: CONN) Jan17 5.0 Puts Sweep: 605 @ ASK $0.85: 1355 traded vs 3132 OI: $7.16 Ref

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  • [By Matt Hogan]

    SKX is also highly attractive in a relative basis when compared to several of its publicly traded peers: Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), Deckers Outdoor Group (NYSE: DECK), Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) and Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ: COLM). The company's forward EBITDA multiple of 6.9x is equal or below all of the comparable companies: FL (6.9x), DECK (7.6x), WWW (10.1x) and COLM (10.8x).

Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: SM Energy Company(SM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Energy sector was the top gainer in the US market on Monday. Top gainers in the sector included Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE: HLX), SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM), and Ecopetrol SA (ADR) (NYSE: EC).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Energy sector was the top gainer in the US market on Friday. Top gainers in the sector included Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX), and SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM).

  • [By Andrew Efimoff]

    WTI crude oil plunged 3.11 percent on Friday to $48.99 a barrel. Below are the biggest energy losers for the day:

    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC): -19.22%
    Dynamic Materials (NASDAQ: BOOM): -12.39%
    Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE: CWEI): -11.45%
    Dynergy (NYSE: DYN): -11.91%
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE): -11.20%
    Mexco Energy (NYSE: MXC) -10.90%
    Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL) -10.79%
    Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) -10.79%
    SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) -10.38%
    Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RGSE) -10.34%

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

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Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.(RYAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of materials company Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) jumped as much as 11.8% in trading Thursday after announcing a major acquisition. At 3:30 p.m. EDT, the shares were holding at a 10.6% gain on the day.

Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Barclays PLC(BCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. Its American depositary sharesclosed up 2.6% at $11.36 on Thursday and were indicated up 1.2% at $11.50 on Friday. The52-week range is $6.76 to $12.05.

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The Q1 2017 earnings report for small cap fuel cell stockFuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL) is scheduled forbefore the marketopens onThursday (March 9th). Last December,FuelCell Energy announced a business restructuring to reduce costs and align production levels with current levels of demand in a manner that is consistent with the Companys long-term strategic plan.The Company said it cut 96 jobs, or 17% of its workforce, and has halved production to 25 megawatts a year in order to position for delays in order flow.

A technical chart for small cap FuelCell Energy shows shares falling through a support level in October and having stabilized over the past month:

Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V.(PAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    In its fourth-quarter 2016 earnings filed on Feb. 23, Grupo Aeroportuario del PacificoSAB de CV(NYSE:PAC)capped a year of growth across several important metrics. The Mexican airport operator, which abbreviates its name to GAP, reported increases in revenue, profits, and domestic and international passenger traffic.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AmTrust Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: AFSI) dropped about 28% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $13.51 after closing Monday at $18.87. The stock’s 52-week high is $28.48. Volume of about 19 million shares was about 9 times the daily average of around 2.1 million. A whistleblower report has resulted in an SEC probe into the company’s accounting practices.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market kept performing well on Monday, and the Dow Jones Industrials posted its 12th straight all-time record high. Market sentiment was sunny following the release of Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder letter over the weekend, and the Oracle of Omaha made positive comments about the sustainability of the current bull market, which was able to overcome early declines in the major market benchmarks. However, some stocks didn’t fare as well as the overall market, and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI), and Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ:HZNP) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, financial shares fell 0.24 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI), down 18 percent, and GSV Capital Corp (NASDAQ: GSVC), down 9 percent.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AmTrust Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: AFSI) dropped more than 18% Monday, to post a new 52-week low of $22.58 after closing at $27.66 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $28.48. Volume was more than 10 times the daily average of around 670,000 shares. The company missed profit estimates this morning.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) were down around 18 percent to $22.79 after the company posted downbeat Q4 earnings.

    Shutterstock Inc (NYSE: SSTK) was down, falling around 19 percent to $42.04 after the company reported downbeat Q4 results and issued a weak outlook.

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Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.(RYAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of materials company Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) jumped as much as 11.8% in trading Thursday after announcing a major acquisition. At 3:30 p.m. EDT, the shares were holding at a 10.6% gain on the day.