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Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now

Often seen as the opposite of growth investing, value investing seeks to maximize returns by finding stocks that are undervalued by the market. According to this strategy, investors assess a stock’s intrinsic value, often through a valuation method like discounted cash flow analysis, and compare that value with the stock price. If there is a significant margin of safety between the value and the price, meaning the intrinsic value is greater than the market value by a pre-determined amount, the value investor will buy the stock.

In this comprehensive guide to value investing, we will first discuss key concepts in value investing, value-investing strategies, and what separates it from other schools of investing; then we’ll review the history of value investing with a focus on the fathers of value investing — Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett — we will look at some appealing undervalued stocks today, and examine whether or not value investing is right for you.

All about value investing 

What distinguishes value investing from other popular strategies is that value investors believe stocks have an inherent or intrinsic value — a concrete number they can derive through techniques like discounted cash flow analysis. While growth investors may be more concerned about the story behind the stock or its optionality, meaning the possibility of a future that many can’t yet see (for example, Amazon with its cloud computing division Amazon Web services), value investors focus on the numbers, seeking stocks they believe the market is undervaluing. If the intrinsic value is greater than the market value, they would consider buying it.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (PK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: PK) fell about 2.7% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $23.91 after closing at $24.42 on Friday. The 52-week high is $29.93. Volume of more than 4.1million was more than double the daily average. The company announced a secondary offering of nearly 33 million shares along with an additional 4.94 million as an underwriter’s option and a private transaction involving another 15.75 million shares. All shares in the offering are being sold by HNA HLT Holdco I LLC, and none of the proceeds go to Park.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $31.73 and last traded at $31.48, with a volume of 47117 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $31.37.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its holdings in Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK) by 745.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 22,425 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 19,771 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in Park Hotels & Resorts were worth $607,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Park Hotels and Resorts Inc. (NYSE: PK) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs. The 52-week trading range for the shares is $23.91 to $32.92. The consensus price target is $30.96. The stock closed Friday at $31.60.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Zacks Investment Management bought a new stake in shares of Park Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:PK) in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund bought 65,246 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,998,000.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Myers Industries, Inc.(MYE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MYE) Director Frederic Jack Liebau, Jr. bought 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $19.28 per share, for a total transaction of $19,280.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 28,957 shares in the company, valued at approximately $558,290.96. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Myers Industries (MYE)

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Myers Industries Inc.  (NYSE:MYE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Stoneridge Inc.(SRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 7,757 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $214,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 12,757 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $448,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $31.40.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Stoneridge (SRI)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stoneridge (NYSE: SRI) and LCI Industries (NYSE:LCII) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Hot Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now

Roosevelt Investment Group Inc. grew its position in Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) by 14.2% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 549,252 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after purchasing an additional 68,162 shares during the quarter. Pfizer makes up approximately 1.8% of Roosevelt Investment Group Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 18th largest holding. Roosevelt Investment Group Inc.’s holdings in Pfizer were worth $19,894,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in PFE. Delta Asset Management LLC TN raised its position in shares of Pfizer by 5.7% in the third quarter. Delta Asset Management LLC TN now owns 44,337 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,583,000 after purchasing an additional 2,381 shares during the period. Lyell Wealth Management LP raised its position in shares of Pfizer by 3.8% in the third quarter. Lyell Wealth Management LP now owns 86,112 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $3,074,000 after purchasing an additional 3,190 shares during the period. Callahan Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Pfizer by 2.6% in the third quarter. Callahan Advisors LLC now owns 289,776 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $10,345,000 after purchasing an additional 7,240 shares during the period. Hudock Capital Group LLC raised its position in shares of Pfizer by 4.5% in the third quarter. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 82,272 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $2,937,000 after purchasing an additional 3,510 shares during the period. Finally, Parkside Financial Bank & Trust raised its position in shares of Pfizer by 5.8% in the third quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 39,144 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,398,000 after purchasing an additional 2,159 shares during the period. 71.50% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Hot Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Omega Flex Inc.(OFLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Omega Flex, Inc. (NASDAQ:OFLX) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 12th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.24 per share by the industrial products company on Tuesday, October 2nd. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.28%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 20th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Omega Flex (NASDAQ:OFLX) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Saturday.

    Shares of Omega Flex stock opened at $64.52 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $640.63 million, a P/E ratio of 34.69 and a beta of 1.07. Omega Flex has a 52 week low of $51.02 and a 52 week high of $95.00.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Manufacturing and “made in America” is back with small cap Omega Flex, Inc (NASDAQ: OFLX) being one stock that’s clearly leading the way on the technical charts:

Hot Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Rockwell Automation, Inc.(ROK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gideon Capital Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 3,423 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $596,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Rockwell Automation (ROK)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) VP Susan Schmitt sold 4,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $175.02, for a total transaction of $787,590.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 15,967 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,794,544.34. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. grew its stake in shares of Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) by 9.0% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,037 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 168 shares during the period. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Rockwell Automation were worth $307,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sturgeon Ventures LLP lowered its position in shares of Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) by 15.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 41,304 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 7,320 shares during the period. Rockwell Automation comprises about 7.0% of Sturgeon Ventures LLP’s holdings, making the stock its 6th largest position. Sturgeon Ventures LLP’s holdings in Rockwell Automation were worth $6,874,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Stoneridge Inc.(SRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $31.40.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Stoneridge Inc  (NYSE:SRI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 7,757 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $214,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, three have assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $30.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) – Analysts at B. Riley lowered their Q3 2019 earnings estimates for Stoneridge in a note issued to investors on Friday, March 1st. B. Riley analyst C. Horn now forecasts that the auto parts company will earn $0.50 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.55. B. Riley also issued estimates for Stoneridge’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.51 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.50 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.50 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.52 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.54 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.07 EPS.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now

Many investors rely on their investment portfolios to generate the income they need to make ends meet. For them, dividend stocks are a natural choice, because they offer regular payments of dividend income, as well as the chance to enjoy share-price gains when the company’s underlying business is successful. Especially for those who are retired and living on fixed incomes, the ability to benefit from a combination of stock appreciation and reliable income is huge, and many top dividend stocks also have good track records of boosting their payouts on a regular basis as well, adding to their attractiveness.

Most dividend stocks have one drawback for income investors, though: They tend to make their dividend payments only on a quarterly basis. That’s fine for the company, but it doesn’t always work out well for shareholders who have monthly income needs. A few dividend stocks, however, have figured out that meeting their investors’ needs can be a smart move, and they’ve therefore chosen to make monthly dividend payments. Although income investors naturally prefer the highest dividend yields they can find, the highest-yielding monthly dividend stocks aren’t necessarily the ones with the safest dividends. Shareholders have to seek out top dividend stocks not based solely on yield but also on other features, such as whether they offer dividend reinvestment plans. Later in this article, we’ll reveal five top monthly dividend stocks, but first, let’s take a closer look at why monthly dividends are attractive and what you have to do to avoid potential mistakes in choosing stocks.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Altura Mining Limited (ALTAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred Securities Income Fund Inc(FFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mainstay Capital Management LLC ADV raised its position in Flaherty&Crumrine Prfrd Scts Incm Fd Inc (NYSE:FFC) by 1,792.0% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 66,220 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 62,720 shares during the quarter. Mainstay Capital Management LLC ADV’s holdings in Flaherty&Crumrine Prfrd Scts Incm Fd were worth $3,500,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Invesco Trust for Investment Grade Municipals(VGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Invesco Van Kmpn Trst Fr Invst Grd Mncpl (NYSE:VGM) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Invesco Van Kmpn Trst Fr Invst Grd Mncpl earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 46.4657191418091 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation(PNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Pinnacle West Capital (PNW)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of America upgraded shares of Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE:PNW) from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. Bank of America currently has $81.00 target price on the utilities provider’s stock. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Atria Investments LLC cut its stake in shares of Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 49.5% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 4,651 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 4,560 shares during the period. Atria Investments LLC’s holdings in Pinnacle West Capital were worth $371,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC increased its stake in shares of Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 38.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,514,179 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 692,367 shares during the quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC owned about 2.25% of Pinnacle West Capital worth $200,631,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Profund Advisors LLC lowered its stake in Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 26.6% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 7,249 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 2,622 shares during the period. Profund Advisors LLC’s holdings in Pinnacle West Capital were worth $578,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Stoneridge Inc.(SRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 7,757 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $214,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 12,757 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $448,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $31.40.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

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At least that is what legendary hedge fund manager Dan Loeb of Third Point Capital thinks, provided Nestl茅 is willing to heed his words of advice.

I think Mr. Loeb may be just the kick in the pants this great old company needs right now.

Let me explain…

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Nestl茅 is an absolute juggernaut of a business. It has a market capitalization (number of shares outstanding multiplied by the share price) of nearly $240 billion which places the company on the edge of being one of the ten largest companies on the planet.

This is a blue, blue, blue chip if there ever was one.

Nestl茅 has its base of operations in Vevey, Switzerland. The company had been around for quite some time 152 years to be exact. I guess you could say that the business has proved to have some staying power.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Sun Life Financial Inc.(SLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sun Life Financial (NYSE: SLF) and Scor (OTCMKTS:SCRYY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sentry Investments Corp. grew its holdings in Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF) by 2.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 531,100 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 11,900 shares during the quarter. Sentry Investments Corp.’s holdings in Sun Life Financial were worth $28,101,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Chemical Financial Corporation(CHFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Chemical Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CHFC) by 60.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 16,192 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,123 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Chemical Financial were worth $884,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [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 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Spok Holdings, Inc.(SPOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Spok earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.0015198315013 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Spok (NASDAQ: SPOK) and Mobil’nye Telesistemy PAO (NYSE:MBT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.(UEPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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

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    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 7,757 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $214,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $31.40.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Aceto Corp. (NASDAQ: ACET) saw its shares halved on Thursday after the company gave a critical update. There is a lot going on for Aceto in this update, and most of it is not good news. Amid credit negotiations there are also changes at the highest level of management, making this a tough pill to swallow.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Aceto Corporation (NYSE: ACET) shares dropped 63 percent to $2.775 following announcement of financial challenges. The company has suspended further guidance and is evaluating strategic alternatives. Aceto also expects reduction in dividend moving forward. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Aceto from Buy to Sell.

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    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) fell 41.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading. ACETO board disclosed that it is taking proactive steps to address business and financial challenges. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Aceto from Buy to Sell.
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    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) fell 17.4 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting a fourth quarter sales miss. Comps were down 7.5 percent in the quarter.
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    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) shares fell 8 percent to $8.02 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.02 percent on Wednesday.
    Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPO) shares fell 5.6 percent to $80 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares fell 4.8 percent to $60.00 in pre-market trading after rising 1.78 percent on Wednesday.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) fell 4.6 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after surging 84.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE: TSM) shares fell 4.5 percent to $40.07 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results.
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    GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) fell 3.2 percent to $4.90 in pre-market trading.
    Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL) fell 2.6 percent to $54.73 in pre-market

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Philippine central bank Governor Nestor Espenilla said he’s recovering from an early stage tongue cancer diagnosed in November, assuring that it won’t distract him from work.

“My doctors say I’m now cancer-free,” Espenilla, 59, said in a mobile-phone message to reporters from Jerusalem, where he’s on pilgrimage with his wife and friends. The governor said he had surgery soon after finding out about the cancer which he described as “very early stage and quite localized.”

Espenilla said that “for insurance” he also went through radiation therapy, which caused speaking difficulties due to dry throat and mouth sores. These problems will be resolved in time and doctors expect full recovery in a month or so, he said.

“So I don’t expect this curve ball to slow me down,” said the governor, who’s seven months into the job. “I just have to hang on and be patient. Meanwhile, it’s work as usual for me. Onward with the financial market reforms,” he said.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stoneridge (NYSE: SRI) and LCI Industries (NYSE:LCII) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 4,108 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $113,000.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $13.30 and last traded at $13.16, with a volume of 54803 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $12.72.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in shares of Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) by 25.0% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 29,830 shares of the textile maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,966 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Vera Bradley were worth $363,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) by 461.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,806 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,672 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Cathay General Bancorp were worth $1,152,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.