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Best China Stocks To Own For 2018

President Donald Trump is jockeying to end the Iran nuclear deal once and for all, and Iran wants to make us pay.

Add this to North Korea’s constant threats, naval clashes in the South China Sea, and the recent Saudi Purge, and it can be tempting to stuff your money in your mattress or invest in commodities like gold and silver.

But there’s a better way to weather these mounting global tensions – an investing strategy that works no matter what ugliness is happening around the world.

Which is good news, because Iran is none too happy that President Trump is dead set on seeing the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement – which, for the first time in nine years, allowed Iran to manufacture and export oil – nullified, once and for all.

Here’s how we know – and how you can profit no matter what happens…

Best China Stocks To Own For 2018: Nuveen Municipal Value Fund Inc.(NUV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Donald van Deventer]

    The latest implied forward rate forecast from Kamakura Corporation shows projected 10-year U.S. Treasury yields differing -0.07% to 0.03% from last week while fixed rate mortgage yields varied by -0.01% to 0.08%. Mortgage yields, determined by the Monday through Wednesday weekly survey of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, lag Treasury movements simply because of the 3-day yield calculation used in the Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield is projected to rise from 2.92% at Thursday’s close (down 0.06% from last week) to 3.374% (down 0.06% from last week) in one year. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield in ten years is forecast to reach 4.639%, 1 basis point lower than last week. The 15-year fixed rate mortgage rate is forecast to rise from the effective yield of 3.69% on Thursday (down 0.001% from last week) to 4.222% (down 0.006% from last week) in one year and 6.29% in 10 years, up 0.038% from last week. We explain the background for these calculations in the rest of this note, along with some mortgage servicing rights metrics. The forecast allows investors in exchange traded U.S. Treasury funds (TLT) (TBT), total return bond funds (BOND), municipal bonds (NUV) and exchange traded mortgage funds (REM) to assess likely total returns over the next 120 months. Treasury-related exchange traded funds affected by the forward rates include:

Best China Stocks To Own For 2018: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SSNLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Like I said in a previous article (please consider: Buy Fitbit: The Dust Has Settled), I do not expect FIT to even come close to sell as many smartwatches as Apple. In fact probably not even as many as Samsung (OTC:SSNLF). But the issue is that it doesn’t need to sell that many.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The company is partnering with Chinese company OXi Technology (in which it also made a strategic investment) for developing fingerprint sensor under glass and in the bezel of smartphones. Its fingerprint sensor business received a boost from the Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) S8 and S8+ design wins (as well as Sharp’s (OTCPK:SHCAF) Aquos R and ZTE ZMax Pro).

  • [By Leo Sun]

    By comparison, Sony (NYSE:SNE) was expected to sell about 2.6 million PlayStation VRs, and Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) was expected to sell 2.3 million Gear VRs. Even Google’s new Daydream platform was projected to fuel sales of 450,000 compatible handsets. Those numbers clearly indicate that consumer demand for cheaper devices linked to smartphones or gaming consoles could continue outselling higher-end devices tethered to pricier PCs — which would be bad news for Oculus.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    That’s why many memory-chip stocks rallied over the past year. Let’s look at three promising plays in this cyclical market — Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU), Samsung Electronics (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF), and Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) — and see if they can continue rising in 2017.

Best China Stocks To Own For 2018: New Century Bancorp Inc.(NC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of NACCO Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NC) got a boost, shooting up 11 percent to $73.85. NACCO Industries disclosed that its subsidiary Hamilton Beach Brands has filed to trade as an independent company. The company announced the retirement of its CEO following Hamilton Beach Brands spin off.

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The above image is a real picture of a full moon taken in 2012 by an astronaut on board the International Space Station. From blue water to blue sky and the sun revolving earth, there are so many illusions we encounter on a daily basis. I’d like to discuss three illusions in the financial markets that we encounter regularly but hardly take cognizance of.

Illusion 1: A 10% rate of return is always better than a 2% rate of return

Everyone loves a higher rate of return on their investments, and so we believe that if we get a 10% rate of return on an investment, we are better off than when we get a 2% rate of return. It’s a myth and doesn’t always hold good! It’s a classic case of optical illusion in financial markets.

free online stock trading: Lee Enterprises, Incorporated(LEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, cyclical consumer goods & services shares rose by just 0.4 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Titan International Inc (NYSE: TWI), down 13 percent, and Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), down 4 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Beasley Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ: BBGI) and Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE).

free online stock trading: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SSNLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    One article detailing the Watch’s progress recently reported that research firm IDC stated Apple saw a 71% decline in Watch sales in calendar Q3 2016 compared to the prior-year period. As seen in the table below, the wearables segment actually increased its unit shipments despite Apple’s drop, thanks to gains from Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), Samsung (OTC:SSNLF), Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN), and others.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Some of the management and investment lessons that we can learn from the exploits of NXP Semiconductors are:

    Market share does not translate into profit share. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is a great example where their market share in the smart phone market is lot less compared to the likes of Samsung (OTC:SSNLF), but they garner 80% of all the industry profits. There is likely to be more consolidation in the semiconductor industry given the low concentration ratio (Also, read more on this topic here – Market Concentration). NXP teaches us the importance of understanding revenue and operating income of individual business units and learning about macroeconomic trends. Be decisive, as Warren Buffett would say, don’t dawdle. And, never let a crisis go to waste.

    Disclosure: I/we have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    According to PYPL S-1, its list of competitors is far too large to list in this article. Payments is a very competitive market. We believe the TAM is large enough for many players to reach sufficient scale and succeed. We also believe PYPL will continue to succeed for the following reasons:

    PYPL has a massive two-sided network, including consumers and merchants. PYPL was as also voted one of the best global brands by Interbrand for 2015. There has been a slew of large-tech companies introducing payment offerings in recent years. The list includes Apple Pay (NASDAQ:AAPL), Android Pay (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Samsung Pay (OTC:SSNLF) to name a few. These companies don’t have direct payment relationships with both consumers and merchants. These large-tech companies typically leverage off existing infrastructure; most of the time, Braintree is providing the back-end processing. User engagement has continued to grow and shown in the below chart (Source: PYPL). Venmo and Xoom (NASDAQ:XOOM) has strengthened PYPL consumer platform. Braintree and Paydiant have strengthened PYPL merchant platform, and Braintree is taking on Stripe (Private:STRIP).

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free online stock trading: Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation(CDE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Given revised commodity deck forecasts (particularly for Steel and Gold) and improved Balance Sheet health (Steels, Precious and Industrials Metals) we are upgrading our ratings on several stocks in our coverage. We generally favor companies that have already initiated specific self-help, have low-cost assets and are less exposed to China supply and demand dynamics. In Steels, we have increased our rating from Hold to Buy on Nucor (NUE) and from Sell to Hold on US Steel. We have also upgraded Kinross Gold (KGC) to a Hold on valuation…On higher-than-peer valuations, we reiterate Sell-rated Coeur Mining (CDE), Franco-Nevada (FNV), Goldcorp (GG), Teck Resources (TCK) and highly leveraged AK Steel given preference to issue further equity if possible.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Still, some stocks managed to buck the negative sentiment on Tuesday, and Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD), Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) and Coeur Mining (NYSE:CDE) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Manikandan Raman]

    Citing bullish outlook on silver prices, Peter Bures of Canaccord Genuity has started coverage of four silver producers: Pan American Silver Corp. (USA) (NASDAQ: PAAS), Coeur Mining Inc (NYSE: CDE), Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL), and Endeavour Silver Corp (NYSE: EXK). The brokerage also assumed coverage of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (NYSE: FSM) with a Buy rating.

free online stock trading: Cubic Corporation(CUB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) shares were also up, gaining 15 percent to $61.45. Cubic reported Q4 net income of $13.2 million, after posting a loss in the year-ago period. Cubic also disclosed that it has been selected for contract from Boston MBTA to deliver next-generation fare payment system.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, small cap Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) had closed up 10.26% with shares rising again in early Monday trading. Cubic Corporation designs, integrates and operates systems, products and services focused in the transportation, defense training and secure communications markets. As the parent company of two major business units,the Companysmission is to increase situational awareness and understanding for customers worldwide. Cubic Transportation Systems is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services to create intelligent travel solutions for public transit authorities and operators whileCubic Global Defense is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems, secure communications and networking and highly specialized support services for military and security forces of the U.S. and allied nations.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    In actuality, we think the reverse is true for several reasons. We believe that there is a higher level of investor neglect in the small cap space, and neglect, in an investment sense, creates valuation discounts from fair value. Small cap names are less well-known and understood. For example, most of you have never heard of Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB), but you have likely used the public transportation systems in New York, London, Sydney, etc. that rely on Cubic for fare collection services. Likewise, Multi-Color is a confusing name for the second largest label maker in the world. To understand these businesses, investors need to dig a little deeper with active fundamental research – a Third Avenue strength.

free online stock trading: Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of ExxonMobil have ticked up 0.1% to $81.89 at 3:17 p.m. today, while Chevron has risen 0.5% to $108.62. The Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) has advanced 0.1% to $69.31.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Halliburton’s drop has come even as the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) has gained 0.7% to $68.29, and the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH) has risen 0.4% to $28.65.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Nathan added that Exxon Mobil is down 9 percent from its 52-week highs and Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (NYSE: XLE) is trading at its 52-week highs.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2018

Whirlpool CEO Jeff Fettig blamed the confidence-sapping U.S. election and the plunge in the value of the British pound for the companys disappointing third quarter earnings, and predicted that the appliance-makers woes would be short-lived.

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Whirlpool shares fell as much as 13% on Tuesday after the company posted earnings per share of $3.66, versus expectations for $3.86, according to FactSet. The company lowered its full-year core EPS guidance to $14-$14.25 from $14.25-$14.75.

In a market like this, a perceived miss means youre gonna have a reaction, he said in an interview with Barrons after earnings were released. Its usually temporary. I suspect this will be as well. At this level were hugely undervalued.

The companys costs in the U.K. jumped because of the weakness of the currency there since Brexit, which made appliances they imported from other countries more expensive (about 85% of the appliances they sell in U.K. are imported). When Whirlpool adjusted by raising prices in Britain, customers initially balked, Fettig said. The currency drop and demand weakness caused earnings to fall by $40 million sapping about 40 cents per share from profits, he said.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2018: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SSNLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    From the shareholder letter, “This past quarter, we gained momentum in digital headsets as customer engagements and development activities were robust. .” Included in those wins is a leading headset OEM, perhaps it’s with Bose. The company also noted that the integrated high-speed USB codec began sampling with strong interest for USB-C digital headsets and adaptors. Commenting, “we expect design activity to accelerate throughout the year as more Android smartphones transition to the USB-C interface and remove the 3.5mm jack. .” Cirrus also began shipping a codec into a new headset designed for life and fitness applications. Commenting on market size opportunities, the company added home runs still exist, (likely Samsung (OTC:SSNLF), Huawei) plus multiple base hits.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    One article detailing the Watch’s progress recently reported that research firm IDC stated Apple saw a 71% decline in Watch sales in calendar Q3 2016 compared to the prior-year period. As seen in the table below, the wearables segment actually increased its unit shipments despite Apple’s drop, thanks to gains from Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), Samsung (OTC:SSNLF), Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN), and others.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    That’s why many memory-chip stocks rallied over the past year. Let’s look at three promising plays in this cyclical market — Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU), Samsung Electronics (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF), and Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) — and see if they can continue rising in 2017.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    By comparison, Sony (NYSE:SNE) was expected to sell about 2.6 million PlayStation VRs, and Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) was expected to sell 2.3 million Gear VRs. Even Google’s new Daydream platform was projected to fuel sales of 450,000 compatible handsets. Those numbers clearly indicate that consumer demand for cheaper devices linked to smartphones or gaming consoles could continue outselling higher-end devices tethered to pricier PCs — which would be bad news for Oculus.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    According to comments by Universal Display CEO Steve Abramson, Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) is pouring $9 billion into building OLED production facilities this year. LG Display (NYSE:LPL) expects more than half of its 2020 revenues to come from OLED panels. The OLED TV market is expected to grow sixfold in the next four years, and the lighting panel market is only just getting started.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Sony’s profitability has declined in recent quarters due to the weak performance of its mobile and movie making units. However, the stock trades with an EV/Sales ratio of 0.5 — making it very cheap relative to peers like Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF), which has anEV/Sales ratio of 1.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2018: The Blackstone Group L.P.(BX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Sanchez Energy’s stock has continued to run higher in 2017 and is up nearly 50% since the start of the year. Fueling that surge is the announcement that the company found an exceptional place to put its liquidity to work. In mid-January, the company unveiled a strategic partnership with a private equity giant, Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX), to acquire Anadarko Petroleum’s (NYSE:APC) Eagle Ford shale assets for $2.3 billion. Under the terms of the deal, Sanchez and Blackstone entered a 50-50 partnership to own the Anadarko assets, which consist of 155,000 net acres that currently produce 67,000 BOE/D and hold more than 4,000 drilling locations that are economic at current prices. Sanchez will finance its share of the deal with cash on hand, a new bank lending arrangement, and a preferred equity issuance to Blackstone’s credit arm.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Private equity giant Blackstone (BX) on Saturday announced that Saudi Arabia would invest $20 billion in a new $40 billion infrastructure fund for projects mainly in the United States. On Sunday, Boeing (BA) said it had signed several defense and commercial deals with Saudi Arabia. Trump was referenced in both deal announcements.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Of the ten PE companies that I follow, Blackstone Group LP (BX) is by far and away the largest publicly traded private equity partnership with a $35 billion market cap, but also the best positioned to benefit from all the catalysts noted within.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2018: Ternium S.A.(TX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Ternium SA (NYSE:TX) jumped on Wednesday: up more than 10% by 2:30 p.m. EST. While the steelmaker reported weaker-than-expected earnings after the closing bell yesterday, it provided optimistic guidance and announced a compelling acquisition.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2018: Abeona Therapeutics Inc.(ABEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap rare disease stock Abeona Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ABEO):

    Abeona Therapeutics is clearly a timing trade – we think today’s something of a blowoff top, marked by a volume surge and the fact that the stock’s already peeling back from its peak; the profit-takers are already going to work. We saw a similar surge on Tuesday, and though that one didn’t end up kick-starting a pullback, it helped set up today’s reversal bar (by virtue of luring in the last of the would-be buyers). There’s just not a lot of room left for more upside.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small and micro cap stocks can obviously be a fickle bunch, but I sure hope all of you participated in Abeona Therapeutics Inc. (ABEO) back when we first put the idea out there in early June. What a tremendous stock this has been for all of us, and it’s not like this happens all of the time.

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During Tuesday’s vice presidential debate, CBS News’ Elaine Quijano asked both VP nominees Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mike Pence (R-IN) about the U.S.’ national debt problem…

VP nominees Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mike Pence (R-IN).

“Neither of you[r parties’] economic plans will reduce the growing $19 trillion gross national debt,” she said. “In fact, your plans would add even more to it. Both of you were governors who balanced state budgets. Are you concerned that adding more to the debt could be disastrous for the country?”

Both candidates used tactics to artfully evade Quijano’s question.

Pence noted that Hillary Clinton was part of an administration that doubled the national debt and said he was “very proud” that he is from a “state that works,” praising his efforts in Indiana for cutting taxes.

buy penny stocks: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SSNLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Like I said in a previous article (please consider: Buy Fitbit: The Dust Has Settled), I do not expect FIT to even come close to sell as many smartwatches as Apple. In fact probably not even as many as Samsung (OTC:SSNLF). But the issue is that it doesn’t need to sell that many.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Apple’s total R&D expenditure isn’t impressive compared to other names in the industry. Samsung (OTC:SSNLF), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), all outspend Apple in terms of R&D.

  • [By Kumar Abhishek]

    This is a “Note 7 ” (Samsung) moment for GoPro. Instead of aphone catching fire during a flight, you have a flight (drone) suddenly losing its power and crashing down. A drone weighing 2.2 pounds falling from 20-30 feet in the sky can do quite some damage to property and people. Luckily for GoPro, no related injuries or damages have been reported. But it is clear that GoPro failed to do adequate safety checks, in a haste to release the drones before the holiday season and beat the competition. Like in the case of Samsung Electronics (OTC:SSNLF) the issues with Karma drones will immensely benefit its competitors.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    What are its main clients?
    In 2016 InterDigital signed a multi-year license agreement with Huawei, the largest Chinese handset manufacturer, as well as with Apple (AAPL). Together these two clients accounted for almost half of 2016 total revenues, Apple 25% and Huawei 23%. Other big clients include Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) 10% and Sony (SNE) <10%. InterDigital has half the smartphone market under license.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Who are the likely candidates? This comes down those firms that we feel have the appetite and the size to add new deposition equipment products to their line, namely Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) and Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT). Or, LED/OLED consumers and producers that want to bolster their competitive advantage by going more vertical, namely Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) and LG Corporation.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of mid cap BlackBerry Ltd drifting lower for the past 1 1/2 years whilethe performance of Samsung Electronics (OTCMKTS: SSNLF) and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) have beenrising for at least thepast several months:

buy penny stocks: LKQ Corporation(LKQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Wednesday's regular session.

buy penny stocks: KKR(KKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) , Opko Health (OPK) and Allergan (AGN) .

    Cramer was bearish on Kimberly-Clark (KMB) , Novartis AG (NVS) , Chemours (CC) and Gulfport Energy (GPOR) .

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    The long saga regarding Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) has finally come to a head. Well, maybe. Rather than KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR) investing $150 million, Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) will be investing up to $480 million in the streaming music rival. With its ticketing unit sale taking place as well, it might seem that Pandora is getting a great deal and helping to bolster its books.

buy penny stocks: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was TripAdvisory, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) which traded down about 23% at $30.35. The stocks 52-week range is $30.21 to $65.56. Volume was roughly29 million versus the daily average 3.1 million shares.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    TripAdvisor (TRIP) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today, a reversal of yesterday’s big gain following the news thatExpedia (EXPE) would participate in its Instant Booking program.

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    TripAdvisordropped 5.1% to $46.28 today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.3% to 2,265.18.

    In a note published yesterday, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s Rodney Hull and team called the announcement a “positive for [the] platform” but worried about the fact that “shopper growth and monetization have been muted.” They explain:

    Ultimately, TripAdvisor is seeking to improve its revenue per shopper which trails its OTA peers who earn 4-5x more per shopper by driving booking and repeat booking activity on their sites. On a positive note, TripAdvisor stated that US trends improved through the third quarter and that transaction revenue and rev/shopper turned positive in October. Further, green shoots in app bookings and vaulted credit cards are noteworthy. However, the dual headwinds of mobile and the IB transition continue to negatively impact financials as well as the “flywheel” for shopper growth and visibility into improving growth remains limited, aside from easing comps. We have a positive view of the company’s longer-term monetization opportunity, but we await further signs of inflection in growth and profitability, which may follow a larger ad campaign. Recall, the company reduced its margin outlook for 2017 on the 3Q call as it will likely look to increase paid marketing spend and invest revenue per shopper gains to restart the flywheel

    TripAdvisor’s market capitalization fell to $6.7 billion today from $7.1 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $198 million on sales of $1.5 billion in 2015.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    TripAdvisor (TRIP) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after reporting earnings that came in well below the Street consensus.

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    TripAdvisordropped 11% to $46.92 today, while the S&P 500 dipped 0.1% to2,347.22.

    Susquehanna’s Shyam Patil and team write that TripAdvisor’s “challenges persist.” They explain why:

    4Q highlights another challenging quarter. Total revenue was $316m (up 2% y/y), 1% below our estimate of $320m and 3% below consensus of $327m. EBITDA of $58m (18.4% margins) was ~25% below our and the consensus estimate of $77m, caused by the revenue miss and higher opex (specifically S&M and G&A) vs. our model…

    While we like TRIPs leading audience reach (on both mobile and desktop) and breadth of travel content, we believe the traffic mix shift to mobile combined with the transition to instant book (IB) will continue to weigh on monetization and cause near-term volatility in the numbers. TRIP is prioritizing revenue growth over profits this year, and management expects to drive double-digit revenue growth but at the expense of significant margin deleverage and absolute EBITDA declines. Additionally, EBITDA could decline further, if TRIP decides to do TV advertising, which is currently not in our estimates or managements outlook. Given these issues, forecasting remains challenging and we continue to have little confidence in estimates.

    TripAdvisor’s market capitalization fell to $6.8 billion today from $7.6 billion yesterday.

buy penny stocks: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    General Dynamics (GD)  is number four in the U.S. The company provides combat vehicles; information technology solutions for the military; maintenance overhaul and repair for military aircraft; submarines; and surface ships.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Huntington’s problems may not end at the water’s surface, either. While it’s the principal contractor building the Ford-class carriers, Huntington will cooperate with peer shipbuilder General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) to build the new Columbia class of ballistic missile submarines, which will replace the current Ohio class (and up until recently, it was commonly called the “Ohio Replacement Class”).

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    Since the early 1960s, aerospace and defense companies have been building vehicles for space agencies like NASA. For example, General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) was contracted to help build the propulsion rocket systems for the famous Apollo missions.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) was last trading at $173.21 versus a Merrill Lynch price objective of $200.00 for the company. That implies a gain of 15% if Merrill Lynch is right, and then there is the 1.8% dividend yield to consider for total return investors. General Dynamics has a consensus analyst target price of $186.06 and a 52-week range of $121.61 to $180.09.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    As details about the Pentagon’s plan have emerged, it’s become clear that this will be a sizable program, amounting to perhaps $1 trillion in spending over 30 years — not just to upgrade the Minuteman missiles, but also to buy new B-21 stealth bombers from Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC)and have General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) and Huntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII) design an entirely new class of ballistic missile submarines (to be known as the “Columbia class.”)

  • [By Rich Smith]

    The U.S. Army wants General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) to build it a super-tank — an improvement over the ubiquitous M1 Abrams main battle tank that is currently the mainstay of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps.

buy penny stocks: Liquidity Services Inc.(LQDT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Liquidity Services Inc. (NASDAQ: LQDT) was raised to Buy from Underperform, and the price target was raised up to $45 from $28.50, at Merrill Lynch.

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Liquidity Service (LQDT) is an online auction marketplace for surplus and salvage assets. This stock closed up 14.9% at $34.44 in Monday’s trading session.

    Monday’s Volume: 1.60 million

    Three-Month Average Volume: 402,622

    Volume % Change: 336%

    From a technical perspective, LQDT skyrocketed higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $30.94 with strong upside volume. This move briefly saw shares of LQDT trend back above its 200-day moving average at $34.60, before it closed just below that level at $34.44. Shares of LQDT are now quickly moving within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if LQDT manages to take out Monday’s intraday high of $35.21 and then once it clears some more near-term overhead resistance at $35.71 with high volume.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in LQDT as long as it’s trending above $32.67 or above $31.60 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 402,622 shares. If we get that breakout soon, then LQDT will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $38 to $40.90.

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What happened

Shares of Ternium SA (NYSE:TX) jumped on Wednesday: up more than 10% by 2:30 p.m. EST. While the steelmaker reported weaker-than-expected earnings after the closing bell yesterday, it provided optimistic guidance and announced a compelling acquisition.

So what

Ternium reported a rather mixed quarter. Revenue was $1.85 billion, which was flat sequentially, though it was up 2.2% year over year and about $40 million ahead of expectations. Net income, meanwhile, was $144.8 million, or $0.60 per share, which was a vast improvement from the fourth quarter of last year, when the company reported a loss of $126.5 million or $0.64 per share. However, it was a step back from last quarter’s $264.3 million profit, and it missed expectations by $0.10 per share.

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That said, while Ternium’s fourth-quarter results were lackluster, its guidance was much brighter. The company stated that it expects operating income to rise in the first quarter of this year, thanks to increasing shipments and operating margins.

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