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Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021

Bank stocks have taken a beating this year. Over the last six months, the Financial Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE: XLF) is down nearly 10% as volatility and global trade fears sapped investor confidence.

You see, many investors expected rising interest rates and the 2017 tax reform law to drive the financial sector to consistent highs in 2018. However, unfavorable trends in global trade and increased volatility have kept bank stocks from realizing their real profit potential.

However, that’s all about to change…

Over the last week, XLF jumped over 3% as financial giants like Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) blew away Wall Street’s estimates and delivered stellar earnings reports.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Patterson Companies, Inc.(PDCO)

Patterson Companies, Inc., incorporated on June 15, 1992, is a distributor serving the dental, veterinary and rehabilitation supply markets. The Company operates through three segments: dental supply, veterinary supply and rehabilitation supply. The Company serves the North American dental supply market, the United States and the United Kingdom veterinary supply market, and the across the world rehabilitation and assistive products supply market. The Company’s operating units include Patterson Dental, Patterson Veterinary and Patterson Medical.

Dental Supply

The dental supply segment provides a range of consumable dental products, clinical and laboratory equipment, and value-added services to dentists, dental laboratories, institutions and other dental healthcare providers across North America. Patterson Dental is a full-service supplier to dentists, dental laboratories, institutions and other healthcare professionals. Its dental business has operations in the United States and Canada. It provides consumable products, including x-ray film, restorative materials, hand instruments and sterilization products; basic and advanced technology dental equipment; practice management and clinical software; patient education systems, and office forms and stationery. Patterson Dental offers dental products, including approximately 105,500 stock keeping units (SKUs) of which approximately 5,700 are private-label products sold under the Patterson brand. Patterson Dental also offers services, including dental equipment installation, maintenance and repair, dental office design and equipment financing.

The Company offers consumable dental supplies, such as x-ray film and solutions; impression materials; restorative materials (composites and alloys); high and low-speed hand pieces; hand instruments; sterilization products; anesthetics; infection control products, such as protective clothing, gloves and facemasks; paper, cotton and other disposable products; toothbrushes, and denta! l accessories, including hand instruments, burs and diamonds. Patterson Dental, through Patterson Office Supplies, provides various printed office products, office filing supplies and practice management systems to office-based healthcare providers, including dental, veterinary and medical offices. The Company’s printed office products include custom printed products, insurance and billing forms, stationery, envelopes, business cards, labels, file folders, appointment books and other stock office supply products.

The Company offers dental equipment products, including radiography equipment, dental chairs, dental hand piece control units, diagnostic equipment, sterilizers, dental lights and compressors. Patterson Dental develops and markets its own lines (EagleSoft and Dolphin) of practice management and clinical software for dental professionals, including software for scheduling, billing, charting and capture/storage/retrieval of digital images. The Company offers custom hardware and networking solutions required for integrating the entire dental office. The Company offers other services to complement its software products, such as service agreements, software training, back-up services, electronic claims processing and billing statement processing. The Company also provides repair and maintenance services for all dental equipment. The Company provides dental office layout and design services using a computer-aided design (CAD) program.

Veterinary Supply

The veterinary supply segment is a distributor of veterinary supplies, primarily to companion-pet (dogs, cats and other common household pets) and equine veterinary clinics. The Company also provides products and services used for the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of diseases in companion animals and equine across the United States and United Kingdom. Patterson Veterinary is a distributor of veterinary supplies to animal veterinarians and veterinary clinics, public and private institutions, and shelters. ! Patterson! Veterinary offers pharmaceuticals, vaccines, parasiticides, diagnostics, prescription and non-prescription diets, nutritionals, consumable supplies, equipment and software. Patterson Veterinary’s pharmaceutical products include anesthetics, analgesics, antibiotics and ophthalmics. Its biological products are consists of vaccines and injectables.

The Company’s parasiticides are used for control of external parasites (fleas, ticks, flies, mosquitoes) and internal parasites. The Company’s diagnostics product category includes consumable in-clinic tests for detecting heartworm, Lyme disease, feline leukemia and parvovirus, as well as consumable products for measuring blood chemistry, electrolyte balance and cell counts. Veterinary pet foods consist of both specialty diets and premium pet foods. Nutritional products consist of dietary supplements, vitamins, dental chews and specialty treats. Consumable supplies include lab supplies, various types and sizes of paper goods, needles and syringes, instruments, gauze and wound dressings, sutures, latex gloves, orthopedic and casting products.

The Company sells equipment for hospital, laboratory and general surgical use within the veterinary practice. Patterson Veterinary develops and markets its own line of practice management software, INTRAVET, for veterinary professionals, including software for scheduling, billing, charting, and capture, storage and retrieval of digital images. Patterson Veterinary also develops and markets its own client education software, DIA, for veterinary professionals. It develops and markets its own Web-based client communication platform, ePetHealth, providing practitioners a suite of client offerings, such as online medical records, e-Marketing tools, client education resources and a home delivery portal. The Company’s other products and services include commissions earned on agency sales, equipment repair revenues, software maintenance contract revenue, Patterson Veterinary University (PVU) revenue and fr! eight rec! overy on shipments to customers. The Company, through its subsidiary National Veterinary Services Limited, offers veterinary diagnostic laboratory services to veterinarians, including pathology, hematology, chemistry and microbiology.

Rehabilitation Supply

The rehabilitation supply segment provides a range of distributed and self-manufactured rehabilitation medical supplies and assistive products to acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation clinics, dealers and schools. Patterson Medical is a distributor of rehabilitation medical supplies and equipment. It offers distributed and self-manufactured rehabilitation products to healthcare professionals. Patterson Medical’s consumables products include orthopedic soft goods/splints, aids to daily living products, clinical products, mobility products, pediatric seating and positioning products, and modalities products. The Company’s rehabilitation equipment consists of exercise, examination, treatment, and therapy equipment and furniture. Its equipment and software products include parallel bars, treatment tables, mat platforms, treadmills and stationary bicycles.

The Company competes with AmerisourceBergen and Idexx Laboratories.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 19th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 12th will be given a dividend of 0.26 per share on Friday, October 26th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.40%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 11th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) – Research analysts at William Blair dropped their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Patterson Companies in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, August 30th. William Blair analyst J. Kreger now forecasts that the company will earn $0.34 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.41. William Blair also issued estimates for Patterson Companies’ Q3 2019 earnings at $0.38 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.31 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.41 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $0.43 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) had its price objective decreased by Morgan Stanley from $21.00 to $19.00 in a report released on Friday. Morgan Stanley currently has an underweight rating on the stock.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Patterson Companies Inc. (NASDAQ: PDCO) traded down nearly 15% Thursday to set a new 52-week low of $20.23 after closing at $23.73 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $40.90. Volume was nearly seven times the daily average of around 2.3 million. The company beat revenue estimates this morning but missed on profits.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Medifast, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of weight management and disease management products, and other consumable health and diet products in the United States. The company?s product lines include weight and disease management, meal replacement, and vitamins. It also operates weight control centers that offer Medifast programs for weight loss and maintenance, customized patient counseling, and inbody composition analysis. The company markets its products under the Medifast and Essential brand names, including shakes, appetite suppression shakes, women?s health shakes, diabetics shakes, joint health shakes, coronary health shakes, calorie burn drinks, calorie burn flavor infusers, antioxidant shakes, antioxidant flavor infusers, bars, crunch bars, soups, chili, oatmeal, pudding, scrambled eggs, hot cocoa, cappuccino, chai latte, iced teas, fruit drinks, pretzels, puffs, brownie, pancakes, soy crisps, crackers, and omega 3 and digestive health products. Medifast Inc. sells its products through various channels of distribution comprising Web, call center, independent health advisors, medical professionals, weight loss clinics, and direct consumer marketing supported via the phone and the Web; Take Shape for Life, a physician led network of independent health coaches; and weight control centers. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MediBloc [MED] (CURRENCY:MED) traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on February 16th. MediBloc [MED] has a total market capitalization of $19.63 million and $281,103.00 worth of MediBloc [MED] was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, MediBloc [MED] has traded down 27.6% against the U.S. dollar. One MediBloc [MED] token can currently be bought for $0.0066 or 0.00000100 BTC on major exchanges including Coinrail, Bibox and Gate.io.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its stake in Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED) by 12.4% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 5,781 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 640 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Medifast were worth $926,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Liberty Global plc (Liberty), incorporated on January 29, 2013, is an international cable company with operations in 14 countries. The Company connects people to the digital world and enables them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Its products are provided through next-generation networks and technology platforms that connect 27 million customers subscribing to 57 million television, broadband Internet and telephony services. In addition, the Company served five million mobile subscribers and offered WiFi service across six million access points. Its consumer brands include Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet, UPC, VTR, and Liberty Cablevision. Its operations also include Liberty Global Business Services and Liberty Global Ventures.

The Company offers various broadband services over its cable distribution systems, including video, broadband Internet and fixed-line telephony and, in certain of its operations, the Company offers mobile services. The Company also offers triple-play, which includes services, such as digital video, Internet and fixed-line telephony in a subscription. The Company also offers video services through DIRECT TO HOME (DTH) or through multichannel multipoint (microwave) distribution systems (MMDS). Liberty Global’s consumer brands include Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet, UPC Cablecom, UPC, VTR and in Puerto Rico, Liberty. In terms of video subscribers, the Company operates a cable network in each of Austria, Belgium, Chile, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Germany and Romania. The Company’s cable operations offer a range of video services, including basic and premium programming, which can be viewed on the television (TV) and in select markets, through Internet connected devices in the home and whenever there is Internet connectivity. Liberty Global also provides service offerings, such as an electronic programming guide, high definition (HD) ch! annels, digital video recorders (DVR) and HD DVR.

The Company’s service offerings also include video-on-demand (VoD) and next generation set-top boxes, such as the multimedia home gateway Horizon TV or the TiVo service offered by Virgin Media in the United Kingdom. Its services, together with DVR and HD DVR functionality, give its customers to control when they watch their programming. Liberty Global also offers pay-per-view programming on channels it distributes and through VoD. The Company also offers select programming in three-dimensional (3D) format to its customers who have three-dimensional capable televisions. The Company’s various operations offer television applications that allow access to programming on various devices, including laptops, smartphones and tablets. The Company offers basic digital television channels in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Romania, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. The Company also offers expanded channel packages and premium channels and services. The Company also offers a common interface plus (CI+) module to access its encrypted digital services. A CI+ module is a small device (credit card size) that allows customers with a CI+ enabled television set, who subscribe to, or otherwise have access to, its digital video service, to view such services without a set-top box.

The Company also offers up gradation to one of its extended digital tier services and receive various video channels, including the channels in the basic tier service. A limited number of HD channels are included in its basic tiers of service. The Company also allows digital subscribers to subscribe to one or more packages of premium channels, including additional HD channels. In digital tiers of service, the Company allows a subscriber to upgrade the standard digital device to one with DVR or HD DVR capabilities, which may be rented or purchased. The Company provides a VoD enabled set-top box for the customers who subscribe to a digital tier. The! Company ! also offers VoD services, including catch-up television, on a subscription basis or a transaction basis, depending on location and the tier of digital service selected by the subscriber. Liberty Global offers analog services in its broadband markets, except in the United Kingdom and in Puerto Rico. Subscribers to its analog video service receive 21 to 67 channels of video service. In Ireland and Slovakia, the Company offers various video channels through multichannel multipoint (microwave) distribution systems (MMDS).

The Company’s channel offerings include entertainment, sports, movies, documentaries, lifestyles, news, adult, children and ethnic and foreign channels. It also offers various premium channel packages, such as sports, family and international focus, and its VoD service provides various movies and special events. Liberty Global offers digital video services through DTH satellite in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. It offers these services through UPC DTH S.a.r.l (UPC DTH), a subsidiary of UPC Holding, which also provides these services in Romania with FocusSat Romania Srl (FocusSat). The Company offers a basic video tier of services. The Company, through its interactive services, offers Horizon TV, which is a multimedia home gateway, in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Poland and the Czech Republic. Horizon TV is a media platform, which allows distribution of video, voice and data content in the home and multiple devices. Horizon TV has a user interface that enables customers to view channels, VoD programming and personal media content and to pause, replay and record programming. Horizon TV also integrates access to personal media content, such as photos, music and movies stored in the home network. Horizon TV also allows recording till approximately four programs simultaneously and to connect till over four devices at the same time and view different content.

The Company offers applications for various online services, such as Y! ouTube, F! acebook and Picasa. The Horizon family of products also includes an online television application for viewing on a second screen, Horizon Go, which allows video customers to view linear channels. Horizon Go also offers access to VoD and, for Horizon TV customers, the second screen devices also acts as a remote control. The Company, through Horizon Go, allows remotely scheduling the recording of a television program on the Horizon TV box at home through an iPhone operating system (iOS) or Android mobile digital device or an Internet Web browser. The Company offers digital video experiences through the TiVo platform in the United Kingdom. The TiVo boxes provide converged television and broadband Internet capabilities. The Company also offers MyPrime, which is a subscription VoD offering. MyPrime offers customers streaming access to a library of on-demand content. Liberty Global offers various ranges of broadband Internet service in its broadband communications market. Its service includes download speeds ranging from less than one megabit per second (Mbps) to an ultra high-speed Internet service of 500 Mbps in Hungary and Romania. Its Internet service includes e-mail, address book and parental controls. The Company also offers broadband services through its operations, which include security, such as anti-virus and spam protection, and online storage and Web spaces. The Company also offers mobile broadband services.

The Company’s residential subscribers access the Internet through cable modems connected to their Internet capable devices, including personal computers, at various speeds depending on the range of service selected. The Company offers a community wireless fidelity (WiFi) in the home (Community WiFi). The Company offers Community WiFi under the brand Wi-Free in Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania, and as WifiSpots in the Netherlands. The Company has approximately 6.1 million access points in its European footprint. The Company offer! s telepho! ny services through its voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) technology in its broadband communication markets. In the United Kingdom, Chile and Hungary, the Company also provides circuit-switched fixed-line telephony services. The Company allows selecting its fixed-line telephony service in its various tiers and in combination with one or more of its other services. The Company’s fixed-line telephony service includes a fixed-line telephony product for line rental and various calling plans, which consist of unlimited network, national or international calling, off-peak calling and minute packages, including calls to fixed and mobile phones. It also offers value added services, such as a personal call manager, unified messaging and a second or third phone line. The Company also offers a phone application that allows its fixed-line telephony customers with smartphones to use their fixed-line call packages.

Liberty Global offers mobile services, both data and voice, as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Chile and Hungary. In the United Kingdom and Germany, it provides mobile telephony as light MVNOs. In these countries, the Company leases the core network, as well as the radio access network from a mobile network operator. The Company offers its mobile services in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Austria, Hungary and Chile. In the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, the Company offers its mobile services to its customers who subscribe to at least one of its other products, such as video, broadband Internet or fixed-line telephony. The Company’s mobile services include voice, short message service (SMS) and Internet or data access. The Company offers calling service, both within and out of network, with a charge or under a postpaid monthly service plan. The Company’s mobile services are primarily on a postpaid basis with customers subscribing to services for periods ranging from activation for a SIM! -only con! tract to till approximately 24 months. In Belgium, the Company offers postpaid service without a minimum contract term. In the United Kingdom, it also offers a prepaid service, where the customers pay in advance for a pre-determined amount of airtime or data and generally have no minimum contract term.

European Operations Division

The Company’s European Operations Division operates a cable network in the United Kingdom under the Virgin Media brand and cable, and MMDS networks in Ireland under the UPC brand (UPC Ireland). Both Virgin Media’s and UPC Ireland’s video services include a range of digital interactive services, including VoD and a range of premium subscription-based and pay-per-view services. United Kingdom Virgin Media offers triple-play services consisting of video, Internet and fixed-line telephony in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Virgin Media also offers quadruple-play services that include mobile voice and data services as an MVNO through an arrangement with a mobile communications provider. The Company’s Virgin Media also offers an Internet streaming video service, Virgin TV Anywhere, which allows its video customers to stream approximately 117 real-time video channels and watch VoD content in the United Kingdom. Virgin Media also offers the multimedia home gateway TiVo to its digital video customers. The Company offers recording of over three programs simultaneously when watching an existing recording. TiVo customers can also access television channels and manage their TiVo box with a laptop, smartphone or tablet. When in the home, these devices also act as a remote control for TiVo. It also offers a TiVo app for the Netflix video service that allows approximately five individual profiles on a single account.

The Company’s Virgin Media offers its subscribers premium digital channels from Sky plc (Sky) and premium BT Sport channels. Virgin Media subscribers receive these channels through a smart card on Virgin Media’s ne! twork as ! part of Virgin Media’s services or for an incremental subscription fee. The Company also allows Virgin Media subscribers using TiVo to access Internet programming services and a Eurosport application. Virgin Media also offers mobile services and allows its customers accessing a network of public WiFi hotspots, including in the London underground train (Tube) stations. The Company’s UPC Ireland offers its digital subscribers various premium channels, such as sports, movies, adult, ethnic and kids. UPC Ireland’s services include Horizon TV and. It also offers Horizon Go, giving access to linear channels and VoD programming. UPC Ireland provides broadband Internet download speed till approximately 240 Mbps. Liberty Global’s Unitymedia KabelBW offers its subscribers premium video channels from Sky Deutschland. It offers VoD to its digital video service on a pay-per-view basis and includes HD and 3D content. Unitymedia KabelBW also offers Horizon Go, which allows accessing to over 100 linear channels of which 13 channels and VoD programming are accessed remotely. The Company’s operations of the European Operations Division in the Netherlands are conducted by Ziggo under the Ziggo brand. Ziggo’s operations cover regional areas, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Maastricht.

LiLAC Division

The Company’s operations attributed to the LiLAC Group are located in Chile and Puerto Rico, where it offers a range of broadband services over its cable distribution systems, mobile services in Chile. The Company’s broadband distribution business and mobile services in Chile are conducted through subsidiary, VTR. The Company’s broadband telecommunications service in Puerto Rico is conducted through its subsidiary, Liberty Puerto Rico. VTR offers triple-play services consisting of video, broadband Internet and fixed-line telephony services in over 30 communities within Santiago and 40 communities outside Santiago, including Chile’s cities, such as Iquique, Antofaga! sta, Conc! epcion, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso and Rancagua, and other cities across Chile. VTR obtains programming from the United States, Europe, Argentina and Mexico. VTR also carries domestic Chilean cable programming, which includes local events, such as football (soccer) matches and regional content. VTR offers a range of digital video services, including basic and premium packages. All digital video services are encrypted and require a set-top box provided by VTR. The premium channels include movies, sports, international and adult channels. VoD services, including catch-up television, are available on a subscription or a transaction basis, depending on location. VoD services include over 3,900 titles of on-demand content, including multi-screen features.

The Company competes with Sky, BT, Digi TV, Deutsche Telekom, M7 Group SA, DirecTV, Dish Network Corporation, TalkTalk Telecom Group plc (TalkTalk), Entel PCS Telecommunications SA, Everything Everywhere Limited, Vodafone Germany, Telefonica Germany Holding AG, Movistar, Claro, Orange Poland and Vectra S.A., Sunrise Communications AG, Telekom Austria, Swisscom, Proximus NV/SA, KPN, Tele2 Netherlands Holding N.V., United Internet AG, France Telecom S.A, Vodafone Ireland and Eircom Limited.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp lowered its stake in Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 21.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 84,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 22,641 shares during the quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp’s holdings in Liberty Global PLC Class A were worth $2,313,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    UBS Group upgraded shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Friday morning, www.benzinga.com reports. They currently have $33.50 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $37.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 37.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 515,191 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 139,156 shares during the quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Liberty Global PLC Class A were worth $14,188,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.(SCHN)

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. recycles ferrous and nonferrous scrap metals; and manufactures finished steel products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Auto and Metals Recycling (AMR) and Steel Manufacturing Business (SMB). The AMR segment buys, collects, processes, recycles, sells, and brokers scrap metals, as well as processes mixed and large pieces of scrap metal into smaller pieces by crushing, torching, shearing, shredding, and sorting. This segment offers ferrous scrap metal, a feedstock used in the production of finished steel products; and nonferrous products, including aluminum, copper, stainless steel, nickel, brass, titanium, lead, high temperature alloys, and joint products. It sells ferrous and nonferrous recycled metal products to steel mills, foundries, and smelters. This segment also procures salvaged vehicles and sells serviceable used auto parts from these vehicles through its 55 self-service auto parts stores in the United States and Western Canada, as well as sells auto bodies and parts containing ferrous and nonferrous materials, such as engines, transmissions, and alternators to wholesalers. The SMB segment produces various finished steel products using recycled metal and other raw materials. It offers semi-finished goods, which include billets; and finished goods consisting of rebar, coiled rebar, wire rods, merchant bars, and other specialty products. This segment serves steel service centers, construction industry subcontractors, steel fabricators, wire drawers, and farm and wood products suppliers. Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Royce & Associates LP lessened its position in Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCHN) by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 292,391 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 4,400 shares during the quarter. Royce & Associates LP’s holdings in Schnitzer Steel Industries were worth $9,854,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. lifted its position in shares of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCHN) by 149.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 60,730 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 36,390 shares during the quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. owned about 0.23% of Schnitzer Steel Industries worth $2,047,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Energy Fuels Inc(UUUU)

Energy Fuels Inc. was incorporated on June 24, 1987 in the Province of Alberta under the name “368408 Alberta Inc.” In October 1987, 368408 Alberta Inc. changed its name to “Trevco Oil & Gas Ltd.” In May 1990, Trevco Oil & Gas Ltd. changed its name to “Trev Corp.” In August 1994, Trev Corp. changed its name to “Orogrande Resources Inc.” In April 2001 Orogrande Resources Inc. changed its name to “Volcanic Metals Exploration Inc.” On September 2, 2005, the Company was continued under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario). On March 26, 2006, Volcanic Metals Exploration Inc. acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of “Energy Fuels Resources Corporation.” On May 26, 2006, Volcanic Metals Exploration Inc. changed its name to “Energy Fuels Inc.” On November 5, 2013, the Company amended its Articles to consolidate its issued and outstanding common shares on the basis of one post-consolidation common share for every 50 pre-consolidation Common Shares.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR)’s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at HC Wainwright in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. They presently have a $4.25 price objective on the basic materials company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s target price points to a potential upside of 58.58% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,265,513 shares, an increase of 19.6% from the May 31st total of 1,893,582 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 589,166 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.8 days. Approximately 3.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Old West Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm purchased 578,496 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,003,000.

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.(SCHN)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. lifted its position in shares of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCHN) by 149.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 60,730 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 36,390 shares during the quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. owned about 0.23% of Schnitzer Steel Industries worth $2,047,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 26, 2018 11:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market eased lower on Friday, but major benchmarks managed to come back considerably from their worst levels of the day. At its lows, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 200 points following news that the U.S. would indeed move forward with tariffs against China. Yet even though China announced plans to retaliate in kind, market participants seemed willing to give trade policy the benefit of the doubt given the current strength of the U.S. economy. Some stocks saw nice gains in response to the news, as well as to company-specific events. Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN), Braskem (NYSE:BAK), and Pivotal Software (NYSE:PVTL) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Pool (NASDAQ: POOL) and Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Duluth Holdings Inc.(DLTH)

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    Duluth Holdings (NASDAQ:DLTH) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 5, 2018 9:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:DLTH) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $23.60 and last traded at $23.54, with a volume of 43126 shares. The stock had previously closed at $22.52.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Duluth Holdings (NASDAQ:DLTH) reported its fiscal first-quarter results on Tuesday, June 5. The maker of premium rough-and-tumble clothing and gear reported strong top-line growth of nearly 20% thanks to 13 new store openings over the last year. However, the company struggled to translate it into gains on the bottom line. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Express (NYSE: EXPR) and Duluth (NASDAQ:DLTH) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Allstate Corporation (ALL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Insurance companies tend to do well as rates rise, and this sector giant may be an outstanding pick for investors. Allstate Corp. (NYSE: ALL) is the largest publicly traded personal lines insurance company, with about 12% of the personal lines market (one in eight households). Allstate is primarily a direct writer. Besides a full array of personal lines P/C products (preferred, standard and nonstandard auto insurance, and homeowners’ insurance), the company also offers life insurance and annuity products.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Allstate Corp. (NYSE: ALL) was last seen down 2.1% at $97.95, in a 52-week trading range of $88.29 to $105.36. Its market cap is $34 billion.

    Chubb Ltd. (NYSE: CB) traded down 1.1% at $135.14, and it has a 52-week range of $123.96 to $157.50 and a market cap of almost $63 billion.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Univest Corp of Pennsylvania trimmed its position in shares of Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) by 2.2% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 42,744 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 959 shares during the quarter. Allstate comprises 1.3% of Univest Corp of Pennsylvania’s portfolio, making the stock its 27th biggest holding. Univest Corp of Pennsylvania’s holdings in Allstate were worth $4,219,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allstate (NYSE:ALL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 1st. The insurance provider reported $1.90 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.45 by $0.45. Allstate had a net margin of 9.06% and a return on equity of 15.21%. The firm had revenue of $8.46 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.53 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.38 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Allstate Corp will post 9.42 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new stake in Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 15,535 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,418,000.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: China Life Insurance Company Limited(LFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    China Life Insurance (NYSE: LFC) manages the broadest distribution network among insurers in China with 31 provincial-level branches, covering over 420 million policyholders. Gross written premiums jumped 19% last year with a 29% increase in renewal policy premiums.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    China Life Insurance Co Ltd (NYSE:LFC) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $13.85.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    OLD Mut PLC/ADR (NYSE: LFC) and China Life Insurance (NYSE:LFC) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Critical Comparison: AXA (AXAHY) & China Life Insurance (LFC) (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks Value Investor Highlights: Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, China Life Insurance and Jacobs Engineering (finance.yahoo.com) China Life Insurance (LFC) Rating Lowered to Sell at Goldman Sachs (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Comparison: China Life Insurance (LFC) & The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Contrasting China Life Insurance (LFC) and Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com)

    China Life Insurance traded up $0.23, hitting $14.32, during midday trading on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 454,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 692,520. The company has a current ratio of 8.45, a quick ratio of 8.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. China Life Insurance has a 12 month low of $13.48 and a 12 month high of $17.85. The stock has a market cap of $81.12 billion, a PE ratio of 15.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.49 and a beta of 1.57.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    China Life Insurance (NYSE: LFC) and Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    China Life Insurance Co Ltd (NYSE:LFC) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $13.85.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Xcel Energy Inc.(XEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 2,056 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 3,270% compared to the typical daily volume of 61 call options.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Head-To-Head Analysis: Xcel Energy (XEL) versus Endesa (ELEZF) (americanbankingnews.com) Contrasting Evergy (EVRG) and Xcel Energy (XEL) (americanbankingnews.com) Endesa (ELEZF) versus Xcel Energy (XEL) Head-To-Head Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Selecting A Utility: Look Back, Look Forward, Or Look At Your Bill (seekingalpha.com) Colorado regulator raises Xcel Energy efficiency target by 25% (seekingalpha.com)

    A number of analysts have recently issued reports on XEL shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Xcel Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd. Mizuho raised Xcel Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. SunTrust Banks set a $43.00 price objective on Xcel Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, March 19th. Bank of America cut Xcel Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $47.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on Xcel Energy from $49.00 to $46.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 13th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Xcel Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $47.00.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL), which owns one of two investor-owned utilities in the state, has already exceeded the 30% target. But it knows even more ambitious standards are coming in the not-too-distant future. That’s why it’s proposed an ambitious new power plan to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that would allow the company to generate 55% of its power in the state from renewables by 2026. It would also double the company’s current total solar capacity.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Chiasma, Inc.(CHMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chiasma Inc (NASDAQ:CHMA) Director Scott Minick acquired 25,000 shares of Chiasma stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 20th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $3.08 per share, with a total value of $77,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 62,531 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $192,595.48. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Chiasma Inc (NASDAQ:CHMA) Director Scott Minick purchased 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 18th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $3.07 per share, for a total transaction of $12,280.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 62,531 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $191,970.17. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Data I/O Corporation(DAIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Data I/O (NASDAQ: DAIO) and Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Analogic (NASDAQ: ALOG) and Data I/O (NASDAQ:DAIO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itron (NASDAQ: ITRI) and Data I/O (NASDAQ:DAIO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) were down 16 percent to $6.12 following Q1 results.

    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) was down, falling around 15 percent to $14.20 after a mixed fourth quarter report.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Liberty Tax, Inc.(TAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acacia Research (NASDAQ: ACTG) and Liberty Tax (NASDAQ:TAX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MobileIron, Inc.(MOBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mobileiron (NASDAQ: MOBL) and Nutanix (NASDAQ:NTNX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mobileiron Inc (NASDAQ:MOBL) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the nine research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.19.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Shares of MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL) have climbed 14.1% during the first six months of 2018, according to data provided S&P Global Market Intelligence. The company’s most dramatic movement stemmed from its fourth-quarter earnings report in February. However, the market was less pleased with its first-quarter results in April and shares have given up ground.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mobileiron Inc (NASDAQ:MOBL) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.58.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Zillow Group, Inc.(Z)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey, Nicholas Rossolillo, and Maxx Chatsko]

    But just as the market itself is a forward-looking machine, we asked three investors to pick one stock they believe could put NVIDIA’s returns to shame in the future. They chose Atlassian (NASDAQ:TEAM), Appian (NASDAQ:APPN), and Zillow (NASDAQ:Z).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Zillow Group Inc Class C (NASDAQ:Z) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Last week was a rough one for Zillow (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) investors. Shares of the real estate website operator tumbled roughly 15% after disappointing the market with its second-quarter results. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Zillow Group Inc Class C (NASDAQ:Z) Vice Chairman Lloyd D. Frink sold 13,600 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.55, for a total value of $605,880.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 3,528,958 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $157,215,078.90. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Jeremy Bowman, and Rich Duprey]

    Like its peer Zillow (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), Redfin is disrupting the real-estate market with online listings, but Redfin operates differently from Zillow. While Zillow relies on advertising from real-estate agents to drive its business, Redfin seeks to circumvent the traditional real-estate model by selling properties through its own agents and making the experience customer-centric by lowering commissions, incentivizing customer service, and using technology to make the search for a new home better and easier.  

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) reported second-quarter results on Aug. 6. The leading online real estate platform is seeing strong early demand for its new homebuying business, but closing delays prompted it to scale back its full-year revenue and earnings guidance.

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Top Casino Stocks For 2019: Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited(MPSX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Bradley Seth McNew]

    Multi Packaging Solutions International Ltd. (NYSE:MPSX) shares jumped 23% as of noon EST today, on the news that the packaging company would be acquired by WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) in a deal worth $2.3 billion, including nearly $900 million of debt.

Top Casino Stocks For 2019: Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.(SCHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer said he’s starting the week watching for the latest read on durable goods orders, which will likely be bad. But he’s also on the lookout for Schnitzer Steel (SCHN) , which popped 6.9% today on a promised executive action against illegal dumping. Cramer expects more positive action in the steels to come.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    I’m adding Schnitzer Steel Industries (SCHN) to the Buy Low Opportunities Portfolio. Schnitzer Steel is both a recycler of scrap metals, and a manufacturer of steel products that are used in nonresidential construction.

Top Casino Stocks For 2019: United Bankshares Inc.(UBSI)

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Salesforce.com (CRM) , American Airlines (AAL) , Align Technology (ALGN) , Procter & Gamble (PG) , United Bankshares (UBSI) , Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) and Dominion Energy (D) .

Top Casino Stocks For 2019: Coca-Cola Company (KO)

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    “We now view PepsiCo shares as likely to underperform Coca-Cola (KO) and our beverage coverage given continued share losses in beverage, lack of upside to [Frito Lay North America] estimates and limited strategic optionality near-term,” Goldman said. PepsiCo is a holding in Action Alerts PLUS. 

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer’s game plan for next week’s trading starts on Monday, when Warren Buffett is scheduled to be on CNBC. Cramer said he wants to hear Buffett’s thoughts on his portfolio’s biggest under-performers, like American Express (AXP) , Coca-Cola (KO) and Wells Fargo (WFC) .

  • [By ]

    “In the 1970s and 1980s I was drinking Gatorade — I can’t believe 40 years later the same drink I drank in the 1970s and 1980s is the same sports drink I am supposed to give my kid today — it makes no sense,” Mike Repole, the high-energy founder of upstart sports drink brand BodyArmor, told TheStreet. The data hint that others of Repole’s age (49) may be starting to ask the same question before reaching for PepsiCo’s (PEP) Gatorade or Coca-Cola’s (KO) Powerade after a few hours in the gym. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) traded down 0.80% at $45.07. The stock’s 52-week range is $39.88 to $46.06. Volume was around 35% below the daily average of about 11.6 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top Casino Stocks For 2019: iShares US Basic Materials (IYM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Apogee Enterprises strongly outperforming potential performancebenchmarks like theMaterials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA: XLB) and iShares Dow Jones US Basic Materials ETF (NYSEARCA: IYM) albeit that performance has fallen off:

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GoPro’s Karma drone could be poised for a strong relaunch this year. Image source: GoPro, Inc.

What happened

Shares of GoPro Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO) climbed as much as 11.1% early Tuesday, then settled to trade up 7.9% as of 2:00 p.m. EST following an encouraging analyst note.

So what

More specifically, Pacific Crest analyst Brad Erickson reiterated his sector weight rating on GoPro shares, and offered a fair value estimate of between $9 and $10 per share. For perspective, GoPro closed yesterday’s trading session at $9.40 per share.

The credit for his slightly more bullish stance goes to a combination of increased estimates for Karma drone shipments this year, GoPro’s “impressive ability to pivot point-of-purchase displays” to sell its $300 Karma Grip stabilizer when it became clear recalls would delay Karma’s launch, and stronger-than-expected holiday demand for GoPro’s new flagship HERO 5 camera line. Assuming GoPro relaunches Karma some time in the second quarter, Erickson also believes it will be able to ship 150,000 Karma drone units this year, driving incremental revenue of $88 million.

Top Value Stocks For 2018: Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.(SCHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer said he’s starting the week watching for the latest read on durable goods orders, which will likely be bad. But he’s also on the lookout for Schnitzer Steel (SCHN) , which popped 6.9% today on a promised executive action against illegal dumping. Cramer expects more positive action in the steels to come.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    I’m adding Schnitzer Steel Industries (SCHN) to the Buy Low Opportunities Portfolio. Schnitzer Steel is both a recycler of scrap metals, and a manufacturer of steel products that are used in nonresidential construction.

Top Value Stocks For 2018: athenahealth, Inc.(ATHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Under a single-payer system, healthcare becomes a regulated utility much like electricity with just a few large, best-in-class players. Athenahealth (Nasdaq: ATHN) could combine with Walgreen Boots Alliance (NYSE: WBA). Maybe each monolith will cover a specific region like Southern Company (NYSE: SO) and Consolidated Edison (NYSE: ED).

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Shares of Athena Health (ATHN) are up 37% in just over a month. Is there still more room to run?

    Cramer said for years Athena had been a fast-growing stock, but as the company transitioned from growth to profitability, things began to get ugly. The company’s bombastic CEO, and his “colorful” personality began to rub shareholders the wrong way.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Athenahealth (ATHN) last night announced that its CFO and administrative chief, Kristi Matus, would be leaving the company. Her departure has not been embraced by investors, who have pushed shares lower today. Leerink’s David Larsen understands their concerns:

    In our view, the CFO departure may be indicative of internal operational challenges. We still think it is possible that Kristi Matus is seeking an environment that is not as demanding as ATHN, though this has not been confirmed by management. Management harped on the point that bifurcation is part of the strategic initiative of ATHN to reenergize the culture of the company, and Jonathan Bush noted how he himself hopes to spend more time on talent and culture and less time on entering new markets and building new products.

    We continue to believe that ATHN is facing challenges. We continue to believe the market is fundamentally slowing and bookings growth may become more lumpy as we progress through 2016. We still believe there will be a slow-down in the bookings growth rate b/c of a possible slow-down in the ambulatory EMR market and the fact that we are in the final payment year of Meaningful Use. Much of the call focused on Kristi Matus’s departure as a major loss for the company of a leader who was “masterful with investors.” According to management, the decision to split the CFO and CFAO responsibilities was not a reflection of her ability.

    Baird’s Matthew Gillmor and Sean McBride are less worried:

    The unexpected resignation of CFO Kristi Matus is disappointing, but the reasons for her departure seem somewhat understandable, in our view (potentially viewed bifurcation of CFO/CAO role as a demotion). We think incoming CFO Karl Stubelis is very strong and should provide helpful continuity, both internally and externally (currently serves as Controller and previously as acting CFO). Finally, the CFO change does not change our positive long-term thesi

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Meanwhile, earnings season continued to play out, and although the technology industry saw some extremely encouraging reports, not all stocks participated in the rally. Athenahealth (NASDAQ:ATHN), Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), and Time (NYSE:TIME) 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.

Top Value Stocks For 2018: Formula Systems (1985) Ltd.(FORTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, technology shares rose by 0.26 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT), up 9 percent, and Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: FORTY) up 19 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, technology shares fell by 0.32 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MITK), down 13 percent, and Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: FORTY), down 8 percent.

Top Value Stocks For 2018: Hatteras Financial Corp(HTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Hatteras Financial (HTS) has jumped 9.4% to $15.60 after agreeing to be purchased byAnnaly Capital Management (NLY) for $1.5 billion.Annaly Capital Management has dropped 1.1% to $$10.30.

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1. Margaritaville

Jimmy Buffett sure knows how to make the most of a catchy tune and a party vibe. Somehow the 70-year-old singer-songwriter has turned wasting away again in Margaritaville into an aspirational goal. True, nibblin on sponge cake, watchin the sun bake does sound pretty nice (especially on a cold gray day in March). That laid-back sensibility is what attracts visitors to his sprawling collection of Margaritaville restaurants, casinos, hotels and resorts around the globe. And now theres another option for folks who cant get enough of the Margaritaville state of mind he peddles. Buffett has announced that hes opening a string of Margaritaville retirement communities in 2017. Which got us thinking: Which other songs could be spun into successful themed retirement communities? Quite a few, it turns out.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: NutriSystem Inc(NTRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Although obesity is widespread, small cap dieting stocks havetended to causeinvestor portfolios to loose weight. A long term performance chart shows small cap weight loss or dieting stocks Weight Watchers International and Reliv International, Inc (NASDAQ: RELV) stillbelow or at breakeven for longer term investors whileMedifast Inc (NYSE: MED)has performed better and NutriSystem Inc (NASDAQ: NTRI) hasfinally begun to take offearly last year:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    NutriSystem Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI) shares were also up, gaining 20 percent to $46.95 as the company reported better-than-expected Q4 results and issued a strong outlook.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap weight loss or dieting stocks Weight Watchers International and Reliv International, Inc (NASDAQ: RELV) still underperforming whileNutriSystem Inc (NASDAQ: NTRI) and Medifast Inc (NYSE: MED) began taking off early last year:

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: CBRE Group, Inc.(CBG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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    These are the top 5 holdings of HAHN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLCHexcel Corp (HXL) – 899,271 shares, 4.71% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.47%Mohawk Industries Inc (MHK) – 212,515 shares, 4.68% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.38%CBRE Group Inc (CBG) – 1,299,059 shares, 4.34% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.39%Becton, Dickinson and Co (BDX) – 241,184 shares, 4.25% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.37%Ross Stores Inc (ROST) – 642,103

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In his final “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer again welcomed Bob Sulentic, president and CEO of CBRE Group (CBG) , the real estate services company which reported a nine-cents-a-share earnings beat two weeks ago.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    CBRE Group Inc. (NYSE: CBG) had a top hedge fund step in again last week and buy a huge block of shares. Value Act bought a total of 1,200,000 sharesat between $26.85 and $27.15. That cost the fund a gigantic $32 million.The companyoperates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide, and its shares traded onFriday at $27.80.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: PVH Corp.(PVH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related HTGM 20 Biggest Mid-Day Losers For Thursday 25 Stocks Moving In Thursday's Pre-Market Session HTG Molecular Diagnostics Obtains CE Mark for its HTG EdgeSeq ALKPlus Assay EU (GuruFocus)
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    HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM) rose 63.6 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has obtained CE marking in the EU for HTG EdgeSeq ALKPlus Assay.
    Sunshine Heart Inc (NASDAQ: SSH) rose 20.3 percent to $2.61 in pre-market trading after the company issued a business update regarding execution of its strategic growth plan.
    bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ: BEBE) shares rose 11.1 percent to $4.29 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it is exploring strategic alternatives.
    Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: CGIX) rose 10.3 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after the company posted a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss.
    Five Below Inc (NASDAQ: FIVE) rose 8.8 percent to $41.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE) rose 8 percent to $12.40 in pre-market trading. Goldman Sachs upgraded FireEye from Sell to Buy.
    PVH Corp (NYSE: PVH) shares rose 7.4 percent to $97.60 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter and issued a strong earnings forecast.
    Bitauto Hldg Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: BITA) shares rose 7 percent to $26.00 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.30 percent on Wednesday.
    Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd (NASDAQ: PME) rose 6.6 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.48 pe
  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Today, the Wall Street Journal reported that Kate Spade & Co is considering a sale of the company, following pressure from activist investors given the volatile performance ever since Kate Spade became a mono brand company over 2 years ago. The article cites thatKate Spade has hired an investment bank and has reached out to possible buyers (including other retailers) althoughKate Spade has not responded. This comes at a time when brand houses like VF Corp. (VFC), PVH Corp. (PVH), Hanesbrands (HBI), Michael Kors Holdings (KORS), and Coach have said they are looking to make a branded acquisition, andKate Spade could be one of the strongest candidates. While other brands are seeing negative comps, pulling back on wholesale exposure or restructuring,Kate Spade continues to grow.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    PVH (PVH) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after its earnings topped the Street consensus.

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    PVHgained 8.5% to $98.55, while the S&P 500 dipped 0.1% to 2,345.96. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) rose 0.8% to $41.21 as it bounced back from losses earlier this week.

    Wunderlich’s Eric Beder claims there’s a “worldwide power grab at PVH.” He explains:

    We are reiterating our Buy rating and $125 price target and raising our FY18 and FY19 EPS projections after PVH Corp. (PVH) handily registered top and bottom line upside for 4QFY17, driven by international upside at both Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. Despite continued FX-driven weakness, the international operations registered solid top and bottom line growth, as the company’s fashion brands continue to resonate and take market share. We believe that with strong international results remaining in force into 1Q, PVH is once again positioned to drive solid upside to guidance. Further, we believe the company has continued to take share in the domestic markets. We view PVH as one of the best positioned plays in our universe and reiterate our Buy rating on PVH.

    PVH’s market capitalization rose to $7.8 billion today from $7.2 billion yesterday.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: (VIAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Viacom (VIAB) CEO Bob Bakish wants to make a clean break with a sluggish past.

    In a mover that follows a reorganization of Viacom’s cable TV network group, Bakish on Wednesday announced that Brad Grey will leave Paramount Pictures after 12 years atop the Hollywood studio.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    To be sure, there are differences between all these new offerings both on price and channel selection, as well as functions for binge-watching and recording live shows. Google’s YouTube TV won’t include networks owned by Time Warner, Viacom (VIAB) and AMC Networks (AMCX) , but it will offer a DVR service that saves programs for nine months. Play Station Vue offers lots of digital video games, which plays into a large part of Sony’s business.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT) to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $120.89 billion before the opening bell. Wal-Mart shares slipped 0.26 percent to $89.60 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion after the closing bell. Applied Materials shares rose 0.50 percent to $56.05 in after-hours trading.
    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported better-than-expected profit for its first quarter on Wednesday. Cisco shares gained 5.83 percent to $36.10 in the after-hours trading session.
    After the closing bell, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion. Williams-Sonoma shares gained 1.61 percent to $51.60 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) to have earned $0.86 per share on revenue of $3.23 billion in the latest quarter. Viacom will release earnings before the markets open. Viacom shares gained 0.29 percent to close at $24.61 on Wednesday.
    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter and issued strong Q3 guidance. NetApp shares climbed 11.41 percent to $51.05 in the after-hours trading session.

    Find out what's going on in today's market and bring any questions you have to Benzinga's PreMarket Prep.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    While 2016 played host to a range of films that underperformed, the biggest flops belonged to Disney (NYSE:DIS), Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB) and Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF.A). Click through the presentation below to get the details on the year’s five biggest film flops and to learn what last year’s movie misfires mean for the companies involved.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Genomic Health, Inc.(GHDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) swung to a profit in the fourth quarter on the back of solid revenue growth and expects to have another productive year in 2017 as the company continues to increase reimbursement for its genetic tests.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) closed up 10.2% Tuesday following its announcement of solid fourth-quarter earnings after the bell Monday. The company’s 2017 guidance certainly didn’t hurt investors’ confidence either.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Berjaya Sports Toto Berhad (BJSAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Listed on the Malaysian Bursa and also traded over the US OTC markets (OTCPK:BJSAF), Berjaya Sports Toto (BToto) is a Malaysian company primarily engaged in toto betting, leasing of online lottery equipment, and the manufacture and distribution of computerized lottery and voting systems. As part of its diversification plans, BToto also operates a hotel in the Philippines and retails luxury motor brands in the UK.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sage Therapeutics, Inc.(SAGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Position: Long GLD small, bonds, SDS; short TLT small, SPY small .

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The Good

    The market remains resistant (Rs over Ss and Ns). Brokerages, banks and insurance companies continue their league-leading strength. The Russell 2000 Index is up for the 15th consecutive day. Retail extends yesterday’s strength. Nordstrom (JWN) , Macy’s (M) , Best Buy (BBY) , Target (TGT) , Walmart (WMT) , Foot Locker (FL) and JCPenney (JCP) are strong. First day down for Amazon (AMZN) . Agricultural commodities are lackluster, but soybeans are up another up $0.05 today, up substantially for three days in a row. Speculative biotech (Sage (SAGE) , FibroGen (FGEN) , Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) and Aerie Pharmaceuticals  (AERI) ) stronger after recent weakness. Ag equipment up big time after the Deere (DE) beat.

    The Bad

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Shares of Sage Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SAGE) saw an incredible gain on Thursday after the firm announced positive top-line results from its midstage trial. Specifically, the firm reported results from its Phase 2 trial of Sage-217 for the treatment of moderate to severe major depressive disorder (MDD).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    SAGE Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SAGE) shares shot up 73 percent to $159.39 after the company disclosed that Phase 2 trial of SAGE-217 met its primary endpoint.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.(SCHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer said he’s starting the week watching for the latest read on durable goods orders, which will likely be bad. But he’s also on the lookout for Schnitzer Steel (SCHN) , which popped 6.9% today on a promised executive action against illegal dumping. Cramer expects more positive action in the steels to come.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    I’m adding Schnitzer Steel Industries (SCHN) to the Buy Low Opportunities Portfolio. Schnitzer Steel is both a recycler of scrap metals, and a manufacturer of steel products that are used in nonresidential construction.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: FMC Corporation(FMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    With an improving global economy, now is a great time to be a chemical company, Cramer told viewers, as he reiterated his favorites: Albemarle (ALB) and FMC Technology  (FMC) .

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Most investors interested in gaining exposure to the lithium space should stick with investing in one or more of the large players listed on a major U.S. stock exchange:Albemarle Corporation(NYSE:ALB), FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC), andSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile(NYSE:SQM), or SQM. Smaller players are speculative to varying degrees, and most are unprofitable.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We also want to reiterate our bullish view on the agricultural commodities and the ag-related stocks (e.g., CF Industries Holdings (CF), Mosaic (MOS), Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT), FMC (FMC), AGCO, Deere). Following sharp multi-year declines, trends continue to improve.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: TransUnion(TRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Ready To Shop? A highlight this coming week is Black Friday, and recent data hint that shoppers might be ready. A record 195.9 million consumers now have access to revolving credit such as bank-issued and private label credit cards, TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) said in a recent press release. This is the highest level of revolving credit access since TRU began measuring the variable and is greater than the 192.6 million consumers who had access to such credit products in Q3 2016. “The third quarter of 2017 exhibited a lending market that continued to operate in a stable manner, with consumers continuing to gain access to credit and take advantage of that access,” said Ezra Becker, senior vice president and head of research and consulting for TransUnion, in the press release. “However, we are beginning to see a slowdown in originations, which may be a signal of saturation in the lower-risk credit tiers and some pull-back in lender risk appetite in the higher-risk tiers.” Still, Becker predicted a “robust holiday shopping season.”