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Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2021

Tallgrass Energy GP (NYSE:TEGP) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

A number of other brokerages also recently weighed in on TEGP. Citigroup lowered their target price on shares of Tallgrass Energy GP from $28.00 to $22.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Morgan Stanley lowered their target price on shares of Tallgrass Energy GP from $29.00 to $21.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th. Stifel Nicolaus lowered their target price on shares of Tallgrass Energy GP from $25.00 to $24.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Tallgrass Energy GP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, May 9th. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $25.00 target price on shares of Tallgrass Energy GP and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.44.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2021: China Commercial Credit, Inc.(CCCR)

China Commercial Credit, Inc., is a financial services firm operating in China. Our mission is to fill the significant void in the market place by offering lending, financial guarantee and financial leasing products and services to a target market which has been significantly under-served by the traditional Chinese financial community. Our current operations consist of providing direct loans, loan guarantees and financial leasing services to small-to-medium sized businesses (“SMEs”), farmers and individuals in the city of Wujiang, Jiangsu Province.

Our loan and loan guarantee business is conducted through Wujiang Luxiang, a fully licensed microcredit company which we control through our subsidiaries and certain contractual arrangements. Our financial leasing business is conducted through PFL, our wholly owned subsidiary.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about China Commercial Credit (NASDAQ:CCCR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. China Commercial Credit earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 47.8379000547292 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2021: Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc.(SMBC)

Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (“Company”), which changed its state of incorporation to Missouri on April 1, 1999, was originally incorporated in Delaware on December 30, 1993 for the purpose of becoming the holding company for Southern Missouri Savings Bank upon completion of Southern Missouri Savings Bank’s conversion from a state chartered mutual savings and loan association to a state chartered stock savings bank. As part of the conversion in April 1994, the Company sold 1,803,201 shares of its common stock to the public. The Company’s Common Stock is quoted on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “SMBC”. Southern Missouri Savings Bank was originally chartered as a mutual Missouri savings and loan association in 1887. On June 20, 1995, it converted to a federally chartered stock savings bank and took the name Southern Missouri Savings Bank, FSB.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) and Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ: SMBC) and Heritage Financial (NASDAQ:HFWA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage issued a market perform rating on the savings and loans company’s stock.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2021: Chemical Financial Corporation(CHFC)

Chemical Financial Corporation (Corporation), headquartered in Midland, Michigan, is a financial holding company registered under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 and incorporated in the State of Michigan. At December 31, 2015, the Corporation’s consolidated total assets, loans, deposits and shareholders’ equity were $9.19 billion, $7.27 billion, $7.46 billion and $1.02 billion, respectively, and the Corporation employed approximately 2,100 full-time equivalent employees. For more information about the Corporation’s financial condition and results of operations, see the consolidated financial statements and related notes included in Part II, Item 8 of this report. The Corporation was incorporated in August 1973. On June 30, 1974, the Corporation acquired Chemical Bank and Trust Company (CBT) pursuant to a reorganization in which the former shareholders of CBT became shareholders of the Corporation. CBT’s name was changed to Chemical Bank on December 31, 2005.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dupont Capital Management Corp purchased a new stake in Chemical Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CHFC) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 7,013 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $257,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chemical Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.6707430515367 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2021: Rockwell Medical Technologies Inc.(RMTI)

Rockwell Medical Technologies, Inc. manufactures, sells, and distributes hemodialysis concentrate solutions and dialysis kits primarily in the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. The company?s hemodialysis product duplicates kidney function in patients with failing kidneys, known as end stage renal disease, an advanced stage of chronic kidney disease; and dialysis solutions are used to maintain life, remove toxins, and replace nutrients in the dialysis patient?s bloodstream. Its products include Renal Pure and CitraPure liquid acid concentrate, Dri-Sate dry acid concentrate and mixing systems, RenalPure powder bicarbonate concentrate, and SteriLyte liquid bicarbonate concentrates; and various ancillary products comprising blood tubing, fistula needles, specialized custom kits, dressings, cleaning agents, filtration salts, and other supplies. The company also has a license to manufacture and sell soluble ferric pyrophosphate (SFP), a Phase III clinical trial p roduct to improve the treatment of dialysis patients with iron deficiency. Rockwell Medical Technologies sells its products to domestic hemodialysis providers through direct sales people and independent sales representation companies, as well as through independent sales agents and distributors internationally. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Wixom, Michigan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rockwell Medical (NASDAQ:RMTI) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 14th. The company reported ($0.22) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.13) by ($0.09). Rockwell Medical had a negative return on equity of 89.63% and a negative net margin of 55.38%. The company had revenue of $14.91 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.90 million. equities analysts expect that Rockwell Medical Inc will post -0.59 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    Several research firms have recently issued reports on RMTI. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Rockwell Medical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Rockwell Medical from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, May 17th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Rockwell Medical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 27th.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Rockwell Medical (NASDAQ:RMTI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rockwell Medical earned a coverage optimism score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9519778074443 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2021: Franklin Electric Co. Inc.(FELE)

Franklin Electric Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of groundwater and fuel pumping systems. It operates in two segments, Water Systems and Fueling Systems. The Water Systems segment provides motors, pumps, electronic controls, and related parts and equipment primarily for use in groundwater, wastewater, and fuel transfer applications. Its motors and pumps are used principally for pumping fresh water and wastewater in various residential, agricultural, and industrial applications. This segment also offers electronic drives and controls for the motors, which control functionality and provide protection from various hazards, such as electric surges, over-heating, or dry wells and tanks. The Fueling Systems segment provides pumps, pipe, sumps, fittings, vapor recovery components, electronic controls, monitoring devices, and related parts and equipment primarily for use in submersible fueling system applications. It also integrates and sells motors and electronic controls produced by the Water Systems segment. The company sells its products and related equipment to specialty distributors, original equipment manufacturers, industrial and petroleum equipment distributors, and oil and utility companies through its sales force and independent manufacturing representatives primarily in the United States, Europe, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, and China. Franklin Electric Co., Inc. was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Bluffton, Indiana.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SG Americas Securities LLC cut its holdings in Franklin Electric Co. (NASDAQ:FELE) by 22.7% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 6,966 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 2,042 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Franklin Electric were worth $299,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Franklin Electric Co Inc  (NASDAQ:FELE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2021: 58.com Inc.(WUBA)

58.com Inc. operates an online marketplace for local merchants and consumers in the People’s Republic of China. Its online marketplace enables local merchants and consumers to connect, share information, and conduct business. The company’s online marketplace contains local information in approximately 485 cities in various content categories, including jobs, real estate, used goods, automotive, and yellow pages. It offers membership services, such as merchant certification and listing benefits, as well as display of online storefronts; and online marketing services comprising listing services, such as real-time bidding and priority listing, and marketing services through collaboration with third party Internet companies. 58.com Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    58.com Shs -A- Sponsored American Deposit Share Repr 2 Shs -A-  (NYSE:WUBA)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 01, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of 58.com (NYSE:WUBA) fell sharply on Friday, dropping 14.8% by the time the market closed.

    The stock’s decline follows the online classifieds and listings company’s fourth-quarter and full-year results and two analyst downgrades.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of 58.com Inc (NYSE:WUBA) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $92.00.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2021: Crestwood Equity Partners LP(CEQP)

Crestwood Equity Partners LP, incorporated on March 7, 2001, is a holding and master limited partnership (MLP) company. The Company develops, acquires, owns or controls, and operates assets and operations within the energy midstream sector. The Company’s segments include gathering and processing (G&P), which includes its natural gas, crude oil and produced water G&P operations; storage and transportation, which includes its natural gas and crude oil storage and transportation operations, and marketing, supply and logistics, which includes its natural gas liquid (NGL) supply and logistics business, crude oil storage and rail loading facilities and fleet, and salt production business. The Company provides infrastructure solutions to service natural gas and crude oil shale plays across the United States. It owns and operates a portfolio of crude oil and natural gas gathering, processing, storage and transportation assets.

The Company’s operating assets are owned by or through its subsidiary, Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (Crestwood Midstream). Its operating assets include natural gas facilities with approximately 2.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of gathering capacity, over 480 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of processing capacity, approximately 40.9 Bcf of certificated working gas storage capacity and over 1.3 Bcf/d of firm transmission capacity. It also includes NGL facilities with approximately 24,000 barrels per day (Bbls/d) of fractionation capacity and over 2.8 million barrels of storage capacity, as well as its portfolio of transportation assets (consisting of truck and rail terminals, truck/trailer units and rail cars), and crude oil facilities with approximately 125,000 Bbls/d of gathering capacity, approximately 1.5 million barrels of total storage capacity, over 48,000 Bbls/d of transportation capacity and 160,000 Bbls/d of rail loading capacity.

Gathering and Processing

The Company’s G&P segment operations provide gathering, compression, trea! ting and processing services to producers in various unconventional resource plays across the United States. Its G&P segment operations include Bakken Shale, Marcellus Shale, Barnett Shale, Fayetteville Shale, Delaware Permian, and other owned and operated systems. It owns and operates an integrated crude oil, natural gas and produced water gathering system (the Arrow system) on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in the core of the Bakken Shale in McKenzie and Dunn Counties, North Dakota. The Arrow system consists of approximately 590 miles of low-pressure gathering pipeline capable of gathering over 100 MMcf/d of natural gas, approximately 120 thousand Bbls/d (MBbls/d) of crude oil and over 40 MBbls/d of produced water. It also has approximately 266,000 barrels of crude oil working storage capacity at the Arrow central delivery point.

The Company owns and operates low-pressure natural gas gathering system with a gathering capacity of approximately 420 MMcf/d of gas produced by its customers in Hood and Somervell Counties, Texas, which delivers the gas to its processing plant where NGLs are extracted from the natural gas stream, and low-pressure gathering systems with a gathering capacity of over 530 MMcf/d of dry natural gas produced by its customers in Tarrant and Denton Counties, Texas. It owns and operates approximately five low-pressure gas gathering systems with a gathering capacity of approximately 510 MMcf/d of dry natural gas produced by its customers in Conway, Faulkner, Van Buren, and White Counties, Arkansas.

The Company owns and operates low-pressure dry gas and natural gas systems with a primary focus on the Willow Lake system that includes a gathering and processing system with approximately 50 MMcf/d of capacity to serve its customers in Eddy County, New Mexico (Willow Lake system). It owns and operates a low-pressure natural gas gathering system with a gathering capacity of approximately 40 MMcf/d of gas produced by its customers in Roberts County, Texas, and a p! rocessing! plant that extracts NGLs from the natural gas stream (Granite Wash system), and high-pressure natural gas gathering pipelines with a gathering capacity of approximately 100 MMcf/d that provide gathering and treating services to its customers located in Sabine Parish, Louisiana (Haynesville/Bossier system).

Storage and Transportation

The Company’s Storage and Transportation segment consists of its natural gas storage and transportation assets, which include Northeast Storage and Transportation; COLT Hub; PRBIC, and Tres Holdings LLC (Tres Holdings). The Company has approximately four natural gas storage facilities (Stagecoach, Thomas Corners, Steuben and Seneca Lake) and over three transportation pipelines (North/South Facilities, MARC I and the East Pipeline) located in the Northeast in or near the Marcellus Shale. Its storage facilities provide approximately 40.9 Bcf of certificated firm storage capacity and over 1.3 Bcf/d of firm transportation capacity to producers, utilities, marketers and other customers.

The Company owns and operates the COLT Hub, which is the crude oil rail terminal in the Bakken Shale based on actual throughput. It is located at approximately 60 miles away from Arrow’s central delivery point and interconnects with the Arrow system through the Hiland and Tesoro pipeline systems. The hub, which can be sourced by various pipeline systems or truck, is capable of loading approximately 160,000 Bbls/d and has over 1.2 million barrels of total crude oil storage capacity. PRBIC owns an integrated crude oil loading, storage and pipeline terminal, located in Douglas County, Wyoming, which provides a market for crude oil production from the PRB Niobrara. PRBIC includes approximately 20,000 Bbls/d of rail loading capacity and over 380,000 barrels of crude oil working storage capacity.

Marketing, Supply and Logistics

The Company’s marketing, supply and logistics segment consists of its NGL supply and logistics business and US S! alt. The ! Company utilizes its over-the-road and rail fleet, processing and storage facilities, and contracted pipeline capacity on a portfolio basis to provide integrated supply and logistics solutions to producers, refiners and other customers. Its NGL supply and logistics business serves producers, refiners and other customers that produce or consume natural gas liquids, including propane, butane and natural gasoline. To provide these services, it utilizes its portfolio of third party NGL processing, fractionation, storage, terminal and trucking assets, including its fleet of rail and rolling stock, rail-to-truck terminals, West Coast processing, fractionation and storage operations, NGL storage facilities and contracted capacity (including leased storage capacity at hubs and leased transportation capacity on NGL pipelines).

The Company’s crude oil and produced water trucking fleet has approximately 48,000 Bbls/d of crude oil and produced water transportation capacity. It provides hauling services to customers in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Texas and New Mexico. Its salt production business, which has a plant near Watkins Glen, New York, is capable of producing approximately 400,000 tons of evaporated salt products annually. US Salt’s solution mining process creates underground caverns that can be developed into natural gas and NGL storage capacity.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP) offers an even more attractive yield at 7.5%, which it can comfortably cover with cash flow. However, unlike the others on this list, Crestwood Equity doesn’t expect to increase its payout this year. That’s because the MLP currently plans to plow all its excess cash into its growing slate of expansion projects, which should give the company the fuel to grow its cash flow at a more-than-15% annual rate through 2020. Once it’s past this heavy investment phase, Crestwood Equity should be in a better position to return more cash to investors. In the meantime, it offers a sustainable high yield with some enticing upside.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP) is in the midst of a multi-year strategy to improve its financial profile even as it restarts its growth engine. That plan has already paid dividends for investors as the company generated high-end results in 2018, which enabled it to deliver market-crushing total returns.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2021: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.(TNDM)

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc., a medical device company, designs, develops, and commercializes various products for people with insulin-dependent diabetes in the United States. The company’s flagship product is the t:slim insulin delivery system that comprises t:slim pump, its disposable insulin cartridge, and an infusion set. It also provides t:flex insulin delivery system that includes t:flex pump, its 480-unit disposable insulin cartridge, and an infusion set; and t:slim G4 insulin delivery system, a touch-screen pump with an integrated CGM system. In addition, the company offers t:connect diabetes management application, a cloud-based data management application, which provides a visual way to display therapy management data from the pump and supported blood glucose meters for users, their caregivers, and their healthcare providers; t:90, an infusion set for use with its insulin pump products; and various pump accessories. Its products in development include Tandem Device Updater, a PC and Mac-compatible Web-based system that allows users to update their pump’s software; t:sport insulin delivery system; and automated insulin delivery, an artificial pancreas system with external device, or combination of devices, intended to aid a person with insulin-dependent diabetes by automatically testing and controlling their blood glucose. The company was formerly known as Phluid Inc. and changed its name to Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. in January 2008. Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Shares of Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM), the maker of the t:slim X2 insulin pump, rocketed 50.8% higher last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The stock is up a whopping 1,490% over the one-year period through Friday, March 8.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When Tandem Diabetes Care Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) reported its most recent quarterly results after the markets closed on Tuesday, it said that it had a diluted net loss of $0.02 per share and $76.2 million in revenue. The consensus estimates had called for a net loss of $0.20 per share and $56.34 million in revenue. In the fourth quarter of last year, the medical device firm posted a net loss of $1.23 per share and $40 million in revenue.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to expectation-topping results, shares of Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM), a medical device company focused on diabetes, jumped 25% as of 11:15 a.m. EST on Wednesday.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019 4:30 p.m. ET

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2021: Horizon Global Corporation(HZN)

Horizon Global Corporation, incorporated on January 14, 2015, is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of a range of custom-engineered towing, trailering, cargo management and other related accessory products serving the automotive aftermarket, retail and original equipment (OE) channels. The Company operates through two segments: Cequent Americas and Cequent APEA. The Company’s Cequent Americas and Cequent APEA marketed through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), OE suppliers, retailers and aftermarket customers servicing users in the agricultural, automotive, construction, horse/livestock, industrial, marine, military, recreational, trailer and utility markets. Its products are used in approximately two primary categories across the world, including commercial applications (Work) and recreational activities (Play). The markets in its Work category include agricultural, automotive, construction, fleet, industrial, marine, military, mining and municipalities. The markets in its Play category include equestrian, power sports, recreational vehicle, specialty automotive, truck accessory and other specialty towing applications. The Company distributes its products through independent installers, warehouse distributors, dealers, OE, retail stores and online retailers.

The Company’s brands include Reese, Hayman-Reese, Draw-Tite, Aqua Clear, Bulldog, BTM, DHF, Engetran, Fulton, Harper, Hidden Hitch, Highland, Kovil, Laitner, Parkside, Pro Series, Reese Secure, Reese Explorer, Reese Power Sports, Reese Towpower, ROLA, Tekonsha, Trojan, WesBarg and Witter Towbar System. The Company has over 6,700 customers across the world. The Company operates manufacturing facilities in Australia, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

Cequent Americas

The Cequent Americas segment consists of two operating segments: Cequent Performance Products (CPP), a manufacturer of aftermarket and OEM towing and trailering products and accessorie! s, and Cequent Consumer Products (CCP), a provider of towing, trailering, vehicle protection and cargo management solutions serving the end user through retailers. The Cequent Americas segment has operations in North America, and its towing and trailering-related products are sold through retail, aftermarket and OE channels.

Cequent APEA

The Cequent APEA segment focuses its sales and manufacturing efforts outside of the Americas, operating in Australia. The Company also operates in New Zealand, Thailand, Europe, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Germany and Asia Pacific region. It is in the early-stages of its development in these markets focusing on supporting OE customers.

The Company competes with Curt Manufacturing, B&W Trailer Hitches, The Bosal Group, Brink, Westfalia, Buyers Products Company, Demco Products, PullRite, Westin Automotive Products, Camco, Pacific Rim, Dutton-Lainson, Shelby, Ultra-Fab, Sea-Sense, Atwood, Thule, Yakima, Bell, Masterlock and Saris.

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2021: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.(SBGI)

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., incorporated on November 19, 1986, is a television broadcasting company. The Company owns or provides certain programming, operating or sales services to television stations in the United States. The Company’s segments include Broadcast, Other and Corporate. The Broadcast segment consists of all of its television stations. The Other segment primarily consists of original networks and content, digital and Internet solutions, technical services and other non-media investments. The Company owns and provides programming and operating services pursuant to local marketing agreements (LMAs), or provides sales services and other non-programming operating services pursuant to joint sales agreements (JSA) and shared services agreements (SSA) to approximately 160 stations in over 80 markets. These stations broadcast over 440 channels, including 215 channels affiliated with primary networks or program service providers comprising FOX (47), ABC (32), CBS (29), NBC (23), CW (44), MyNetworkTV (MNT) (34) and Univision (6). Over 230 channels broadcast programming from Antenna TV, American Sports Network (ASN), Azteca, Bounce Network, COMET, Decades, Estrella TV, Get TV, Grit, Heartland, Me TV, MundoFox, Retro TV, Telemundo, This TV, News & Weather, Zuus Country, and one channel broadcasts independent programming.

The Company’s Broadcast segment provides free over-the-air programming to television viewing audiences in the communities it serves through its local television stations. The programming that it provides on its primary channels consists of network provided programs, news produced locally, local sporting events, programming from program service arrangements, syndicated entertainment programs, and internally originated programming provided by its other media subsidiaries. It provides live local sporting events on many of its stations by acquiring the local television broadcast rights for these events. Additionally, it purchases and barters for syndicated programming ! from third party television producers. The Company produces approximately 2,200 hours of news per week at over 110 stations in approximately 80 markets, including one station which produces news pursuant to a local news sharing arrangement for a competitive station in that market. It has approximately 20 stations, which have local news sharing arrangements with a competitive station in that market that produces the news aired on its station. It has a total of over 10 other low powered stations.

The Company’s internally developed content includes Ring of Honor (ROH), its professional wrestling promotion; Full Measure with Sharyl Attkinsson (Full Measure), its national Sunday morning investigative and political analysis program, and its joint venture with Tornante Company, which is engaged in developing syndicated court, game, comedy and talk shows. The Company leverages its digital expertise by launching Sinclair Digital Solutions through which it runs integrated and multi-platform digital marketing programs. The Company owns subsidiaries, which are engaged in providing broadcast related technical services to the broadcast industry, including Acrodyne Technical Services, a provider of service and support for broadcast transmitters throughout the world; Dielectric, a designer and manufacturer of broadcast systems, including various components from transmitter output to antenna, and ONE Media, LLC, a technology innovator at the forefront of developing industry standards and related technologies for Next Generation Broadcast Platforms (Next Gen) encompassing its vision for broadcasting.

The Company owns various non-media related investments through its subsidiary Keyser Capital, which is an originator, underwriter and manager of its investments across multiple asset classes, including private equity, mezzanine financing and real estate investments. Its investments include Triangle Sign and Service (Triangle), a sign designer and fabricator; Alarm Funding Associates (Alarm Funding),! a region! al security alarm operator and bulk acquisition company; Bay Creek South (Bay Creek), a land developer for a planned resort community in Cape Charles, Virginia, and Jefferson Place, a mixed use land development project in Frederick, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ:SBGI) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 28th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, March 11th will be given a dividend of 0.20 per share on Monday, March 25th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.22%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 8th.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc  (NASDAQ:SBGI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its position in shares of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ:SBGI) by 15.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 329,277 shares of the company’s stock after selling 58,160 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Sinclair Broadcast Group were worth $10,586,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2021: American Financial Group, Inc.(AFG)

American Financial Group, Inc. (“AFG” or the “Company”) is a holding company that, through the operations of Great American Insurance Group, is engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialized commercial products for businesses, and in the sale of fixed and fixed-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions and education markets. Its address is 301 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202; its phone number is (513) 579-2121. SEC filings, news releases, AFG’s Code of Ethics applicable to directors, officers and employees and other information may be accessed free of charge through AFG’s Internet site at: www.AFGinc.com. (Information on AFG’s Internet site is not part of this Form 10-K.)
See Note C — “Segments of Operations” to the financial statements for information on AFG’s assets, revenues and earnings before income taxes by segment.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019 11:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. grew its position in American Financial Group Inc (NYSE:AFG) by 10.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 11,830 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,100 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in American Financial Group were worth $1,269,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in shares of American Financial Group Inc (NYSE:AFG) by 135.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 320,888 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 184,397 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned 0.36% of American Financial Group worth $34,442,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2021: Moneygram International, Inc.(MGI)

MoneyGram International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides money transfer and payment services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Global Funds Transfer and Financial Paper Products. The Global Funds Transfer segment provides money transfer and bill payment services primarily to unbanked and underbanked consumers. Its bill payment services allow consumers to make bill payments, pay routine bills, or load and reload prepaid debit cards with cash at an agent location, company-operated locations, or through moneygram.com with a credit or debit card, as well as through kiosks, ATMs, prepaid cards, and direct-to-bank account products. The Financial Paper Products segment provides money orders to consumers through its retail agents and financial institutions; and offers official check outsourcing services for financial institutions. This segment sells its money orders under the MoneyGram brand and on a private label or co-branded basis with retail and financial institution agents. MoneyGram International, Inc. was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    MoneyGram International (NASDAQ:MGI) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 11, 2019 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Moneygram International (MGI)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cardtronics (NASDAQ: MGI) and Moneygram International (NASDAQ:MGI) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2021: Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc.(SMBC)

Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (“Company”), which changed its state of incorporation to Missouri on April 1, 1999, was originally incorporated in Delaware on December 30, 1993 for the purpose of becoming the holding company for Southern Missouri Savings Bank upon completion of Southern Missouri Savings Bank’s conversion from a state chartered mutual savings and loan association to a state chartered stock savings bank. As part of the conversion in April 1994, the Company sold 1,803,201 shares of its common stock to the public. The Company’s Common Stock is quoted on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “SMBC”. Southern Missouri Savings Bank was originally chartered as a mutual Missouri savings and loan association in 1887. On June 20, 1995, it converted to a federally chartered stock savings bank and took the name Southern Missouri Savings Bank, FSB.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) and Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ: SMBC) and Heritage Financial (NASDAQ:HFWA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2021: Miller Industries, Inc.(MLR)

Miller Industries is The World’s Largest Manufacturer of Towing and Recovery Equipment®, with executive offices in Ooltewah, Tennessee, domestic manufacturing operations in Tennessee and Pennsylvania, and foreign manufacturing operations in France and the United Kingdom.

Since 1990, we have developed or acquired several of the most well-recognized brands in the towing and recovery equipment manufacturing industry. Our strategy has been to diversify our line of products and increase our presence in the industry by combining internal growth and development with acquisitions of complementary products.

In this Annual Report on Form 10-K, the words “Miller Industries,” “the Company,” “we,” “our,” “ours” and “us” refer to Miller Industries, Inc. and its subsidiaries or any of them.

Towing and Recovery Equipment

We offer a broad range of towing and recovery equipment products that meet most customer design, capacity and cost requirements.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Miller Industries Inc  (NYSE:MLR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 07, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Miller Industries (NYSE:MLR) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The auto parts company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Miller Industries had a net margin of 4.13% and a return on equity of 12.93%. The company had revenue of $176.89 million for the quarter.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2021: Marlin Business Services Corp.(MRLN)

Marlin Business Services Corp., incorporated on August 5, 2003, is a provider of equipment financing solutions primarily to small and mid-sized businesses. The Company finances over 100 categories of common-use commercial equipment. The Company accesses its end user customers primarily through origination sources, including its existing network of over 12,300 independent commercial equipment dealers and various national account programs; through direct solicitation of its end user customers, and through relationships with select lease brokers. The Company provides equipment dealers with the ability to offer its lease financing and related services to their customers as an integrated part of their selling process. The Company’s integrated account origination platform enables it to solicit, process and service various low-balance financing transactions.

The Company’s subsidiary, Marlin Business Bank (MBB), serves as the Company’s primary funding source, through the issuance of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)-insured deposits and FDIC-insured money market deposit accounts. The Company’s product offerings include equipment leases, property insurance on leased equipment, and funding stream. Its equipment leases provide for non-cancelable rental payments due during the initial lease term. Its Funding Stream is a loan program of MBB. The Company has approximately 82,000 active leases in its portfolio. The Company’s financed equipment categories include copiers, commercial and industrial, computer software, restaurant, telecommunications equipment, computers, closed circuit television security systems, cash registers, security systems, dishmachines and auto equipment. The Company’s customers are located in various states of the United States, such as California, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Ohio and Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Marlin Business Services (NASDAQ:MRLN) and MID-SOUTHERN Sv/SH (OTCMKTS:MSVB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC reduced its position in Marlin Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ:MRLN) by 12.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 17,342 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,468 shares during the quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC owned about 0.14% of Marlin Business Services worth $500,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Marlin Business Services Corp  (NASDAQ:MRLN)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now

News stories about BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust (NYSE:BTA) have trended positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.82232557105 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: EQT GP Holdings, LP(EQGP)

EQT GP Holdings, LP (EQGP), which completed its initial public offering (IPO) on May 15, 2015, is a Delaware limited partnership formed in January 2015 to own EQT Corporation’s (EQT) partnership interests in EQT Midstream Partners, LP (EQM). EQT Midstream Services, LLC (EQM General Partner) is a direct wholly owned subsidiary of EQGP and is EQM’s general partner. EQT GP Services, LLC (EQGP General Partner) is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of EQT and is EQGP’s general partner.
When used for periods prior to the completion of the IPO, references in this Form 10-K to EQGP refer to EQGP’s Predecessor, which includes the assets, liabilities and results of operations of the EQM General Partner and EQT Midstream Investments, LLC (EQM LP), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of EQT that, together with the EQM General Partner, owned EQT’s partnership interests in EQM prior to EQGP’s IPO.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    EQT GP Holdings LP (NYSE:EQGP) shares reached a new 52-week low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $20.61 and last traded at $21.00, with a volume of 192322 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $21.03.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    USA Compression Partners (NYSE: EQGP) and EQT GP (NYSE:EQGP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tallgrass Energy GP (NYSE: EQGP) and EQT GP (NYSE:EQGP) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Northern Oil and Gas, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The company primarily holds interests in the Bakken and Three Forks formations in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana. As of December 31, 2015, it owned working interests in 2,630 gross producing wells consisting of 2,628 wells targeting the Bakken and Three Forks formations, as well as 2 wells targeting other formations; and had proved reserves of 65.3 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company is based in Wayzata, Minnesota.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Northern Oil & Gas Inc  (NYSEMKT:NOG)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 12, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) is scheduled to post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, March 12th. Analysts expect Northern Oil & Gas to post earnings of $0.14 per share for the quarter.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated(SYKE)

Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated and consolidated subsidiaries (“SYKES,” “our,” “us” or “we”) is a global leader in providing comprehensive outsourced customer contact management solutions and services in the business process outsourcing (“BPO”) arena. We provide an array of sophisticated customer contact management solutions to a wide range of clients including Global 2000 companies, medium-sized businesses and public institutions around the world, primarily in the communications, financial services, technology/consumer, transportation and leisure, healthcare and other industry verticals. We serve our clients through two geographic operating regions: the Americas (United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific Rim) and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa).   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Sykes Enterprises Inc  (NASDAQ:SYKE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Raymond James & Associates boosted its position in shares of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) by 29.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 67,982 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 15,471 shares during the period. Raymond James & Associates owned about 0.16% of Sykes Enterprises worth $1,957,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) by 0.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,209,615 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after buying an additional 5,839 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 2.83% of Sykes Enterprises worth $34,813,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $31.00.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: USANA Health Sciences Inc.(USNA)

USANA Health Sciences, Inc. develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells nutritional and personal care products worldwide. It offers the USANA Nutritionals product line, which consists of essentials, which include vitamin and mineral supplements that provide a foundation of nutrition for various age groups; optimizers that are targeted supplements supporting needs, such as cardiovascular health, skeletal/structural health, and digestive health; and foods comprising low-glycemic meal replacement shakes, snack bars, and other related products that offer optimal macro-nutrition. Its Sense product line comprises personal care products that support healthy skin and hair. The company also offers materials and online tools, such as associate starter kit and product brochures that are designed to assist associates in building their businesses and in marketing our products. USANA Health Sciences, Inc. primarily distributes its products through a network marketing system of indepe ndent distributors. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    USANA Health Sciences Inc  (NYSE:USNA)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Keith Speights]

    USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA) ranked at the top of the list with an astounding total return of more than 32,000%. The company develops nutritional and personal-care products. USANA uses a multi-level marketing approach to sell its products across the world. Last year, less than 12% of its total revenue was made in the U.S. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a new stake in shares of USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm purchased 11,644 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,343,000.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc.(SMBC)

Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (“Company”), which changed its state of incorporation to Missouri on April 1, 1999, was originally incorporated in Delaware on December 30, 1993 for the purpose of becoming the holding company for Southern Missouri Savings Bank upon completion of Southern Missouri Savings Bank’s conversion from a state chartered mutual savings and loan association to a state chartered stock savings bank. As part of the conversion in April 1994, the Company sold 1,803,201 shares of its common stock to the public. The Company’s Common Stock is quoted on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “SMBC”. Southern Missouri Savings Bank was originally chartered as a mutual Missouri savings and loan association in 1887. On June 20, 1995, it converted to a federally chartered stock savings bank and took the name Southern Missouri Savings Bank, FSB.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) and Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ: SMBC) and Heritage Financial (NASDAQ:HFWA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage issued a market perform rating on the savings and loans company’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ: SMBC) and First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Salesforce.com Inc(CRM)

Salesforce is a leading provider of enterprise cloud computing solutions, with a focus on customer relationship management, or CRM. We introduced our first CRM solution in February 2000, and we have since expanded our service offerings with new editions, solutions, features and platform capabilities. Our mission is to help our customers transform themselves into customer-centric companies by empowering them to connect with their customers in entirely new ways. Our Customer Success Platform, including sales force automation, customer service and support, marketing automation, community management, analytics, application development, Internet of Things integration and our professional cloud services, provide the next-generation platform of enterprise applications, or apps, and services to enable customer success. Our service offerings are intuitive and easy-to-use, can be deployed rapidly, customized easily and integrated with other platforms and enterprise apps.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Management also used the quarterly update to highlight DocuSign’s progress on improving its overall ecosystem with strong partner integrations, like its recent partnership with business-software company Salesforce (NYSE:CRM). DocuSign launched a solution on the Salesforce platform that helps businesses easily send documents for e-signatures, reduce administrative hassles like scanning and printing, and more. “Paired with Salesforce Essentials,” management explained in the earnings release, “the product helps small businesses accelerate the completion of agreements, ranging from quotes to contracts to sales orders and more.”

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Enterprise software-as-a-service giant salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) delivered a strong fourth-quarter earnings report, with revenue up by double-digit percentages, and it beat expectations on key metrics. Yet Wall Street bid its shares lower for the week.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019

Fidelity Investments started a new mutual fund and tapped two of its most successful managers, William Danoff and Joel Tillinghast, to run it. There’s just one catch: it’s only available to Canadian investors.

Fidelity Global Growth and Value Class fund marks the first time the managers will run a fund together. The new product aims to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in companies anywhere in the world, according to a news release issued Thursday. It was created by Fidelity Investments Canada, which operates independently of the U.S. fund giant.

Danoff has run the $128 billion Fidelity Contrafund since 1990, and over that stretch has beaten the S&P 500 Index by more than 300 basis points a year. Tillinghast’s $36 billion Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund has topped its benchmark, the Russell 2000 Index, by more than 400 basis points annually since 1989.

“We are pleased to launch this new fund that brings together the brilliance of Will and Joel and their investment approaches,” Rob Strickland, president of Fidelity Investments Canada, said Thursday.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: General Motors Company(GM)

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  • [By John Rosevear]

    The concept isn’t a new one — it’s what businesses like Zipcar and General Motors’ (NYSE:GM) Maven have been doing for several years. But VW is adding a twist: All of the vehicles in its service will be battery-electric.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    A rumor surfaced a few days ago that Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) were considering an investment in startup electric truck maker Rivian Automotive that would value the new company at $1 billion to $2 billion. Turns out the chatter was true: Rivian announced Friday morning that Amazon led a funding round that raised $700 million in fresh capital to further develop the all-electric pickups.

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    General Motors (NYSE: GM) is also modernizing its production onto four vehicle platforms for flexibility and scale efficiencies. This combined with the decision to cut to four brands, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC in North America, should drive profitability.

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    The tech subscription service has more than 900 customers, and some of its most notable include General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT).

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    And investing in Tesla stock could make sense if it does squeeze the major automakers out of market share. Right now, Tesla only accounts for 1.4% of the U.S. car market, while General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) controls 17.6%.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc.(SMBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage issued a market perform rating on the savings and loans company’s stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ: SMBC) and Heritage Financial (NASDAQ:HFWA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ: SMBC) and First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) and Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Chemung Financial Corp(CHMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Chemung Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CHMG) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 18th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, June 18th will be given a dividend of 0.26 per share by the bank on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 15th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Chemung Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CHMG) Director Robert H. Dalrymple sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.54, for a total transaction of $85,080.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 237,541 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,104,994.14. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Duff & Phelps Utilities Income, Inc.(DNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. lifted its holdings in DNP Select Income Fund Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:DNP) by 108.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 17,485 shares of the investment management company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,084 shares during the period. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD.’s holdings in DNP Select Income Fund Inc. Common Stock were worth $180,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Kamada Ltd.(KMDA)

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Retail stocks are in focus after the U.S. Census Bureau released monthly sales figures before the bell Tuesday. The bureau said that retail sales increased by 0.3% in April, a figure that matched trade expectations. Markets had expected consumer spending to increase, however home improvement sales were not the major factor that most expected. This was evident from The Home Depot’s earnings report. Markets are increasingly optimistic over U.S. trade negotiations with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s No. 1 economic advisor will visit the United States this week to continue the nation’s dialogue with America. In addition, roughly 100 companies and trade associations will be sounding off to the Trump administration about the potential impact of tariffs in the Chinese markets.
    Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, AMZN, GS
    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus thanks to tax policy in Seattle. On Monday, the Seattle’s City Council passed a bill that will tax Amazon and 131 other companies $275 per employee each year in order to create a fund to address homelessness in the Seattle. The tax is half what was originally proposed and remains a contentious issue for Amazon, which is the city’s biggest employer. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) is sounding the alarm about the state of the markets. The company warned that the U.S. budget deficit is increasing while America’s unemployment rate is falling. This hasn’t occurred since the World War II. The bank believes that the combination of the two could cause the Fed to spike interest rates in the near future. This comes at a time when the Fed has already lost control of interest rates. Look for additional earnings reports from Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP), Bitauto Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: BITA), Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU), Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: ENT), and Kamada Ltd. (Nasdaq: KMDA).

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Kamada (KMDA)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ:KMDA) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the six analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $8.33.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $24.02 million.

    Concordia International Corp. (NASDAQ: CXRX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $143.80 million.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.(SEAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) is sticking to a springtime rollout of the Sesame Street makeover of its kiddie rides section at SeaWorld Orlando, but that’s not the kind of thing that folks schedule their summer travel plans around. The only parks outside of Universal Orlando with head-turning new rides in the coming months are Legoland Florida, with its The Lego Movie World expansion opening late next month, and SeaWorld’s Busch Gardens Tampa, which is adding a new coaster. However, both of those parks are nearly an hour away from the tourism hotbed where Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld Orlando compete for visitors. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) has yet to open the watery thrill ride that was supposed to be the big draw at its most visited theme park this summer, but that isn’t stopping it from making plans for next year at one of its other nearby attractions. SeaWorld Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it will open a new roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa early next year, even as delays at getting the Infinity Falls raft ride up and running at SeaWorld Orlando continue.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    In this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, Vincent Shen and Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline take a first pass at understanding what it takes to run a theme park with three of the biggest names in the industry — Six Flags (NYSE:SIX), Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN), and SeaWorld (NYSE:SEAS).

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) was downgraded to sell from neutral at Citigroup. The 52-week trading range for the company’s shares has been $10.42 to $21.29. The consensus price target for the shares is $17. The stock closed trading on Monday at $21.01.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) appears to be the only operator that’s still fumbling away the telltale travel season in Florida. The record-setting river-rafting attraction has been pitched as a summertime opening for SeaWorld Orlando since it was announced last year, but construction appears nowhere close to being completed in time to soak the first wave of summer visitors. 

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) reported its second-quarter earnings Friday morning, and missed analysts’ expectations on both the top and bottom lines. In addition, the bank’s loan and deposit portfolios shrunk over the past year, and its profitability and efficiency both leave something to be desired. Here’s a rundown of the numbers, and what they mean for investors.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    U.S. sanctions of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) may last longer than expected. According to The Wall Street Journal:

    Wells Fargo & Co. will remain constrained by a regulator-imposed limit on growth for longer than expected, its chief executive said Thursday, as the bank continues to address the ramifications of risk-management failures.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) short interest rose to 31.18 million shares from the previous reading of 29.85 million. Shares were trading at $54.05, within a 52-week range of $49.27 to $66.31.

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    So where do you find them? Well, preferred stocks trade just like common shares on one of the major stock exchanges. They are a popular fundraising tool for companies that need capital to grow and expand, but don’t want to borrow or issue more common stock. Well-known businesses like Ford Motor (NYSE: F), General Electric (NYSE: GE), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) and T-Mobile (Nasdaq: TMUS) have all issued preferred stock. 

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Instead of pitching in more of his own money now, Lampert’s been working to try to secure financing from institutions other than his own hedge fund, ESL Investments. Reuters reports negotiations with Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) fell through as Lampert sought to arrange debtor-in-possession financing. Basically such reorganization efforts allow existing management to continue operating the train. But rumor has it lenders are not willing to give Lampert free rein anymore and are pushing for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing that calls for Sears to be liquidated, rather than the reorganization that Chapter 11 allows.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ameresco, Inc.(AMRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ameresco Inc (NYSE:AMRC) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $13.17.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in AMRC. Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in Ameresco during the fourth quarter worth $25,000. Advisor Group Inc. bought a new position in Ameresco during the fourth quarter worth $75,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY bought a new position in Ameresco during the fourth quarter worth $99,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC bought a new position in Ameresco during the fourth quarter worth $136,000. Finally, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. bought a new position in Ameresco during the fourth quarter worth $163,000. 27.26% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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    About Ameresco

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ameresco Inc (NYSE:AMRC) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $13.17.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ameresco Inc (NYSE:AMRC) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the six ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $13.17.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ameresco Inc (NYSE:AMRC) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $13.17.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Enerplus Corporation(ERF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Enerplus Corp (NYSE:ERF) (TSE:ERF) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $16.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) (TSE:ERF) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Enerplus earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 47.3097650375709 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Overall, Crestwood expects to invest $275 million to $325 million into expansion projects this year, slightly above its initial forecast to spend between $250 million and $300 million on capital projects. One driver of the increased budget is that oil and gas producer Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) awarded the company a contract to expand its water system in the Bakken. Crestwood expects to invest $60 million over the next two years on this project, which will help support Enerplus’ volume growth in the region. Meanwhile, the company is in advanced discussions with customers to provide a range of midstream services in the Delaware Basin, which could include building a new natural gas processing plant in the region.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Enerplus (ERF)

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Atlantic American Corporation(AAME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Atlantic American (NASDAQ:AAME) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Atlantic American earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9140395368088 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Atlantic American (NASDAQ: AAME) and Swiss Re (OTCMKTS:SSREY) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now

June 22, 2017: Markets opened slightly higher again Thursday, with all three major indexes turning positive after a short visit into the red and then remaining positive for the rest of the session before dipping to the break-even line again shortly before the close. Healthcare was the best-performing sector, likely due to the Senate Republicans’ version of a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. WTI crude oil for August delivery settled at $42.74 a barrel, up 0.5% on the day. August gold added 0.3% for the day to settle at $1,249.40. Equities were headed for a mixed close shortly before the bell as the DJIA traded down 0.02% for the day, the S&P 500 traded up 0.02%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 0.11%.

Stocks traded very near the break-even line just minutes before the closing bell. The closing tally could finish with either a small gain or a small loss for any or all of the indexes.

The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Thursday was Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) which traded up 0.96% at $136.20. The stock’s 52-week range is $109.32 to $137.00. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 5.7 million shares. The healthcare giant got a boost from the Senate’s healthcare bill which reduces the impact of federal spending cuts in the near term but boosts the cuts later.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc.(SMBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage issued a market perform rating on the savings and loans company’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ: SMBC) and First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Allete, Inc.(ALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) by 44.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 9,907 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 7,918 shares during the quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in ALLETE were worth $715,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Susquehanna Fundamental Investments LLC bought a new stake in shares of ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 14,236 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,029,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mason Street Advisors LLC increased its stake in ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) by 93.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 25,545 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 12,317 shares during the period. Mason Street Advisors LLC’s holdings in ALLETE were worth $1,846,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bank of Hawaii Corporation(BOH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $4.60 billion.
    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion.
    Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million.
    Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $1.82 billion.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million.
    Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LECO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $729.83 million.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $251.93 million.
    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $3.43 billion.
    Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (NYSE: PHG) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $162.39 million.
    Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $1.72 billion.

     

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Epoch Investment Partners Inc. boosted its position in shares of Bank of Hawaii Co. (NYSE:BOH) by 3.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 706,037 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 20,908 shares during the period. Epoch Investment Partners Inc.’s holdings in Bank of Hawaii were worth $58,672,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter on Monday.
    Subsea 7 S.A. confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire McDermott International Inc (NYSE: MDR).
    CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren Corp (NYSE: VVC) for $72 per share in cash.
    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.