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Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019

Applied Materials’ (NASDAQ:AMAT) stock is a good investment right now for both value and growth investors, especially with the recent price dip. In the past two weeks, the market has fallen quite a bit with the Nasdaq leading the fall. There was a minor correction in the markets which resulted in the Nasdaq being pummeled. However, I believe that while there is a shining gem in the Nasdaq which was already undervalued even before the sell off we experienced. Last month, I gave Applied Materials’ stock a strong buy rating after they posted another record shattering quarter. The stock rallied afterwards but has given back all of it’s gains since their second quarter earnings beat. The tech selloff has created a great opportunity for investors to buy into a undervalued and high growth company.

Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF (MGV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Baird Financial Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF (NYSEARCA:MGV) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 10,229 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $761,000.

Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Oak Valley Bancorp (CA)(OVLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:OVLY) Director H Randolph Holder, Jr. purchased 3,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 18th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $20.00 per share, for a total transaction of $64,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Terex Corporation(TEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Shares in construction equipment company Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) fell 12.2% in August, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Since most of the fall occurred in the immediate aftermath of the second-quarter earnings report, which came out on the last day of July, it’s reasonable to conclude that investors didn’t like something about Terex’s presentation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Asset Management One Co. Ltd. acquired a new stake in Terex Co. (NYSE:TEX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 9,770 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $365,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Terex (NYSE:TEX) was downgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday.

Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Daimler AG (DDAIF)

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    As such, the much lower wage cost in China compared to the U.S. must have caught the eyes of Elon Musk. According to Michael Dunne, president of Dunne Automotive, a Hong Kong-based company that facilitates investments between the U.S. and China, the average line worker at a UAW-represented American assembly plant today makes about $29 per hour. In contrast, the hourly pay in China for the same work ranges from $4.20 at Chinese domestic carmakers such as Geely and BYD to $9.00 or so at German multinational automotive corporation Daimler’s (OTCPK:DDAIF) joint-venture assembly plant in Beijing.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Ionity, a German company formed late last year, has begun the process of building a network of fast-charging stations across Europe. It’s a joint venture between Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG (NASDAQOTH:DDAIF), BMW AG (NASDAQOTH:BAMXF), and Volkswagen AG (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) together with its subsidiaries Porsche and Audi.

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    For the past five years, I have been actively developing the North American and Caribbean energy storage market. In this time, I have accumulated a vast amount of knowledge and a deep understanding of related use cases, technology, supply chain and sales channels. Prior to entering the energy storage markets, I spent another five years with various clean technology start-up organizations. The experience that I harvested during this period included five years with Toronto- based Eguana Technologies (OTCQB:EGTYF), which designs, manufactures and distributes intelligent power electronics and power conversion systems for distributed smart grid and energy storage applications. I also spent two years with sonnen, a privately held Bavaria-based technology and products Innovation Company focused on designing, developing, manufacturing and distributing advanced lithium-based energy storage systems for the residential, small commercial and industrial sectors. Most recently, I worked at Mercedes-Benz Energy, which is a fully owned subsidiary of Daimler AG (OTCPK:DDAIF). The company is responsible for the development and distribution of stationary energy storage under the Mercedes-Benz brand. In Q2 2018, Mercedes-Benz pulled the plug on its efforts in the residential energy storage market, primarily due to a lack of batteries. The company made a strategic decision to focus on the electrification of its automotive fleet and not focus on the stationary energy storage market. It is in my opinion that this is a foolish move, as the energy markets have now crossed paths with the automotive industry.

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    Daimler (OTCPK:DDAIF) seems to offer a good risk to reward opportunity at the current price. In EUR terms, the stock trades about 40% lower compared to its peak in 2015 due to investors’ concerns about the structural and cyclical issues as well as tariffs as of lately. Yet, with 6.2 P/E ratio and 6.7% dividend yield, it seems it is worth taking the risks.

Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: iShares US Basic Materials (IYM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Materials and consumer stocks led the way; iShares US Basic Materials ETF (NYSEMKT:IYM) rose 2.2% and the Consumer Discretionary Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLY) gained 1.5%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology stocks led the market, with Apple making history by being the first U.S. company to break through $1 trillion in market capitalization. The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLK) gained 1.3%. The materials sector lagged; the iShares US Basic Materials ETF (NYSEMKT:IYM) fell 1%.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019

Small-cap stocks can deliver explosive gains — or sizable losses. Choose well, and these high-risk yet potentially high-reward stocks can deliver multibagger returns and turbocharge your portfolio’s overall performance. But choose poorly, and a small-cap stock can produce painful losses, up to and including a complete loss of capital should the business be forced into bankruptcy.

That’s why it’s so important to invest in only the strongest of these companies — those that possess the best business models and enjoy the largest growth opportunities. In this regard, here’s one of the most intriguing small-cap stocks available in the market today.

This small-cap stock can grow into something much larger in the years ahead. Image source: Getty Images.

In the mold of a young Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), Boston Omaha (NASDAQ:BOMN) is a small conglomerate designed to generate attractive long-term returns through the consistent acquisition of undervalued assets. Its current businesses include insurance, real estate, and advertising, and the company plans to expand within these areas and others via both acquisitions and organic growth.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(OMED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Recent Technicals: OncoMed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OMED) (reagentsglobalmarket.com) OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NasdaqGS:OMED) Book to Market Valuation Stands at 0.479899 (vassarnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect Oncomed Pharmaceuticals Inc (OMED) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $7.97 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Oncomed Pharmaceuticals Inc (OMED) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.20 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Oncomed Pharmaceuticals Inc (OMED) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several brokerages have weighed in on OMED. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Oncomed Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 21st. ValuEngine raised shares of Oncomed Pharmaceuticals from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.30.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: American Superconductor Corporation(AMSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Superconductor earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.29145037575 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Superconductor earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.824635153043 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 Shane Hupp]

    News stories about American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Superconductor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.5442417425226 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) had its price target upped by investment analysts at B. Riley from $6.00 to $7.00 in a research note issued on Monday. The firm presently has a “neutral” rating on the technology company’s stock. B. Riley’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 10.06% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 5th. The technology company reported ($0.11) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.29) by $0.18. The company had revenue of $14.13 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.13 million. American Superconductor had a net margin of 52.83% and a negative return on equity of 29.09%. As a group, analysts anticipate that American Superconductor Co. will post -1.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Capital Senior Living Corporation(CSU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    $900.00 upgraded shares of Constellation Software (TSE:CSU) from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning.

    Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the stock. National Bank Financial lifted their price target on shares of Constellation Software from C$850.00 to C$875.00 and gave the stock a sector perform rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. CIBC lifted their price target on shares of Constellation Software from C$865.00 to C$900.00 in a report on Friday, April 27th. lifted their price target on shares of Constellation Software to C$980.00 in a report on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, Scotiabank lifted their price target on shares of Constellation Software from C$880.00 to C$940.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of C$901.88.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Colony Bankcorp Inc.(CBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring 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. Colony Bankcorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.3992787299045 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0420470648687 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.5935973221915 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Terex Corporation(TEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    All year long, Terex (NYSE:TEX) stock has been pacing the S&P 500’s performance — and even leading it a bit, up 15% to the market’s 14% gain. Today, shares are moving in and out of negative territory.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Shares in construction equipment company Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) fell 12.2% in August, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Since most of the fall occurred in the immediate aftermath of the second-quarter earnings report, which came out on the last day of July, it’s reasonable to conclude that investors didn’t like something about Terex’s presentation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Asset Management One Co. Ltd. acquired a new stake in Terex Co. (NYSE:TEX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 9,770 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $365,000.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Knowles Corporation(KN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Head to Head Contrast: Knowles (KN) vs. Sony (SNE) (americanbankingnews.com) Knowles (KN) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Four seniors nab scholarships from Siouxland Officials Association (siouxcityjournal.com) When is Who Dares Wins on BBC One tonight, how old is host Nick Knowles and how does the game show work? (thesun.co.uk) Local students learn the art of architecture (dailytidings.com)

    KN has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target (down from $20.00) on shares of Knowles in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Knowles from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. ValuEngine lowered Knowles from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. JPMorgan Chase lowered their price target on Knowles from $16.00 to $13.50 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Lake Street Capital lowered their price target on Knowles from $19.00 to $17.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.29.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) got a boost, shooting up 15 percent to $12.83 as the company reported Q1 results.

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 19 percent to $305.90 following strong quarterly results.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Vanguard Extended Market ETF (VXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Regal Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VXF) by 2.7% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 11,927 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 311 shares during the quarter. Regal Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Extended Market ETF were worth $1,190,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VXF) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 28th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, June 29th will be given a dividend of 0.3704 per share on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 28th. This is an increase from Vanguard Extended Market ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    MML Investors Services LLC lowered its position in shares of Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VXF) by 14.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,370 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,926 shares during the quarter. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Extended Market ETF were worth $1,268,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Euro FX(P)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Pandora (NYSE:P) is hitting the “last dance” phase of its life as a stand-alone public company, and if anyone wants to outbid Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) for the streaming music pioneer they better speak up soon. Sirius XM announced the all-stock deal initially valued at $3.5 billion on Monday. 

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Music-streaming company Pandora (NYSE:P) finally launched an on-demand subscription service in early 2017. Pandora Premium, priced at $9.99 per month, directly competes with Spotify and Apple Music. The company’s goal is to convert a significant chunk of its ad-supported listener base into subscribers. In addition to the new on-demand service, Pandora offers an ad-free version of its core internet radio experience for $4.99 per month.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Pandora Media (NYSE:P) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    A number of other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Pandora Media from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $9.25 target price on the stock in a research report on Saturday, August 4th. Wedbush set a $10.00 target price on Pandora Media and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Canaccord Genuity set a $10.00 target price on Pandora Media and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Susquehanna Bancshares lifted their target price on Pandora Media from $7.00 to $8.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lifted their target price on Pandora Media from $12.00 to $13.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $7.85.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: TherapeuticsMD, Inc.(TXMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on shares of TherapeuticsMD (NASDAQ:TXMD) in a report issued on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued an overweight rating and a $11.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TherapeuticsMD Inc (NASDAQ:TXMD) – Equities researchers at Cantor Fitzgerald reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of TherapeuticsMD in a research report issued on Tuesday, August 14th. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst W. Tanner now expects that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.68) for the year, down from their previous estimate of ($0.62). Cantor Fitzgerald currently has a “Overweight” rating and a $27.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Oppenheimer set a $14.00 price objective on TherapeuticsMD (NASDAQ:TXMD) in a research report report published on Tuesday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    After receiving some analyst love, shares of TherapeuticsMD (NASDAQ:TXMD), a commercial-stage biopharma focused on women’s health, rose 13% as of 3:35 p.m. EDT Tuesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TherapeuticsMD Inc (NASDAQ:TXMD) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer increased their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of TherapeuticsMD in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, June 5th. Oppenheimer analyst J. Olson now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.08) for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of ($0.09). Oppenheimer currently has a “Buy” rating and a $12.00 price target on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for TherapeuticsMD’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.03) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.32) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($0.10) EPS, FY2020 earnings at $0.22 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $0.44 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $0.70 EPS.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Galapagos NV(GLPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Galapagos N.V. (NASDAQ:GLPG) is developing new triplet combination therapies with AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) for cystic fibrosis that the two companies hope can challenge Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) someday. Unfortunately, the results reported yesterday from a mid-stage study did not inspire confidence. Is Galapagos’ plan to tackle cystic fibrosis a failure? 

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) were trading 14% higher as of 11 a.m. EDT on Friday. The nice jump for the biotech stock came after Galapagos N.V. (NASDAQ:GLPG) announced disappointing results Thursday evening from a phase 2 clinical study evaluating C2 corrector GLPG2737 in treating cystic fibrosis (CF).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dorsey Wright & Associates lessened its stake in shares of GALAPAGOS NV/S (NASDAQ:GLPG) by 33.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 65,744 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after selling 32,800 shares during the period. GALAPAGOS NV/S accounts for approximately 1.3% of Dorsey Wright & Associates’ holdings, making the stock its 17th biggest position. Dorsey Wright & Associates owned 0.13% of GALAPAGOS NV/S worth $7,391,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Eager to participate in the multibillion-dollar market for autoimmune-disease treatments, Gilead Sciences licensed filgotinib from Galapagos NV (NASDAQ:GLPG) in 2015. 

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now

Brokerages predict that Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) will report sales of $720.44 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have issued estimates for Plexus’ earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $720.00 million and the highest is $720.91 million. Plexus reported sales of $618.83 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 16.4%. The business is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Wednesday, July 18th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Plexus will report full-year sales of $2.83 billion for the current financial year. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the firm will report sales of $3.05 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $3.03 billion to $3.09 billion. Zacks’ sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Plexus.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Werner Enterprises, Inc.(WERN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Werner Enterprises (Nasdaq: WERN) competes in the full-truckload (FTL) segment of the industry where drivers deliver entire truck-loads between two points, rather than making many stops to consolidate partial loads as in the LTL segment. This could mean that the company has relatively more to gain from autonomous trucking since highway driving is a larger portion of total drive time.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) and Universal Logistics (NASDAQ:ULH) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Fox Factory Holding Corp.(FOXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Prudential Financial Inc. lessened its stake in Fox Factory Holding Corp (NASDAQ:FOXF) by 6.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 62,510 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,400 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Fox Factory were worth $2,182,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Berenberg Bank began coverage on shares of Fox Factory (NASDAQ:FOXF) in a report published on Wednesday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm issued a buy rating and a $51.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Fox Factory (NASDAQ:FOXF) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

    Several other brokerages also recently issued reports on FOXF. BidaskClub downgraded Fox Factory from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. DA Davidson reiterated a buy rating on shares of Fox Factory in a research report on Monday, May 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Fox Factory from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $39.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Fox Factory presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $39.50.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc.(RH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Isaac Pino, CPA]

    On the surface, upscale furniture retailer RH(NYSE:RH) seems to be doing a lot of things right. The company — formerly known as Restoration Hardware — has leaned into the upscale market, thereby differentiating its products from the competition. Its inspired storefronts are a far cry from cookie-cutter shopping malls, and a membership-based business model makes it less reliant on blowout sales.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, Jeremy Bowman, and Steve Symington]

    Steve Symington(RH): RH may have popped more than 30% earlier this week after it posted strong quarterly results — including slightly lower revenue but exceptional earnings relative to expectations — but I think the home-furnishings retailer could have more room to run.

  • [By Isaac Pino, CPA]

    While much has been said about upscale furniture retailer RH’s (NYSE:RH) soaring stock price recently, less attention has been paid to the story behind the company’s radical overhaul.CEO Gary Friedman is making some intriguing contrarian bets for RH, pursuing experiential stores in an industry that’s downsizing its bricks-and-mortar footprint. Meanwhile, Friedman’s embracing a membership model, physical catalogs, and a premium market at a time when most everyone else is slashing costs, running promotions, and scrambling to move online.In the company’s most recent conference call, Friedman shared his thoughts on the company’s business model, the retail industry’s herd mentality, and the habits and desires of furniture shoppers. Here are the three takeaways I found most interesting:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Aperio Group LLC boosted its holdings in Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc common stock (NYSE:RH) by 10.3% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 8,532 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 799 shares during the quarter. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc common stock were worth $813,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Alright, that brings us to the tenth and final company of this Market Cap Game Show, episode dated June 13th, 2018. Matt, this one was the biggest mover in theSupernova universe today. So, if you were paying attention, which we don’t always, day to day, to the market here at The Motley Fool — a company once known as Restoration Hardware, whose ticker symbol is now its company name,RH (NYSE:RH), because the founder decided to just take it from Restoration Hardware down to RH.RH is technically the company name.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Xinyuan Real Estate Co Ltd(XIN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mixin (XIN) is a proof-of-stake (PoS) token that uses the SHA256 hashing algorithm. It launched on October 2nd, 2017. Mixin’s total supply is 1,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 438,115 tokens. Mixin’s official message board is mixin.one/logs. Mixin’s official Twitter account is @XIN_Foundation and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official website for Mixin is mixin.one.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. (NYSE:XIN) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 30th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 11th will be given a dividend of 0.05 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, June 22nd. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.74%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mixin (CURRENCY:XIN) traded up 6.2% against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on July 17th. One Mixin token can currently be purchased for approximately $550.98 or 0.07481400 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Mixin has a total market cap of $241.93 million and approximately $90,201.00 worth of Mixin was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last week, Mixin has traded up 19.1% against the U.S. dollar.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.(JBSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son (NASDAQ:JBSS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBSS) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $71.43 and last traded at $70.96, with a volume of 1305 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $69.72.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd acquired a new position in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBSS) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund acquired 21,466 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,242,000. WINTON GROUP Ltd owned about 0.19% of John B. Sanfilippo & Son at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    The Hershey (NYSE: HSY) and John B. Sanfilippo & Son (NASDAQ:JBSS) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Terex Corporation(TEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    All year long, Terex (NYSE:TEX) stock has been pacing the S&P 500’s performance — and even leading it a bit, up 15% to the market’s 14% gain. Today, shares are moving in and out of negative territory.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Asset Management One Co. Ltd. acquired a new stake in Terex Co. (NYSE:TEX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 9,770 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $365,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Terex (TEX)

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Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Monroe Capital Corporation(MRCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Monroe Capital Corp (NASDAQ:MRCC) Director Jeffrey A. Golman purchased 8,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 20th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $13.62 per share, with a total value of $108,960.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $136,200. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Moelis & Co (NYSE: MC) and Monroe Capital (NASDAQ:MRCC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Monroe Capital (NASDAQ:MRCC) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Frequency Electronics Inc.(FEIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Frequency Electronics (NASDAQ:FEIM) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Frequency Electronics earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.4556074629456 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund(SOXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology and financial shares led the late selling. TheiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) fell 1.8% and theFinancial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLF) dropped 0.9%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology was the weakest sector, with biotech and semiconductor stocks in particular having a tough day. TheSPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) tumbled 3.2% and theiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) lost 2.4%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Semiconductor stocks rose on news of a deal with China to grant a reprieve to ZTE, with theiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) moving up 1.2%.Energy shares gained, too; the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:XOP) closed up 1.3%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eaton Vance Management bought a new position in shares of iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 1,125 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $203,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Essex Financial Services Inc. bought a new position in iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 1,765 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $318,000.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ryerson Holding Corporation(RYI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ryerson Holding Corp (NYSE:RYI) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Ryerson in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, July 10th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst S. Rosenfeld now forecasts that the basic materials company will post earnings per share of $0.46 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.01. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Ryerson’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.59 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.90 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.67 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ryerson (RYI)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Ryerson Holding Corp (NYSE:RYI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 17,472 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $142,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Ryerson Holding (NYSE:RYI) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $11.69.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the materials shares rose 0.49 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Ryerson Holding Corporation (NYSE: RYI), up 11 percent, and Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) up 10 percent.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Ryerson
    This is a top small-cap play that could make sense for more aggressive accounts. Ryerson Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RYI) offers a line of stainless steel, aluminum, carbon steel and alloy steels, as well as nickel and red metals in various shapes and forms, including coils, sheets, square and flat bars, plates and tubing.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018

February28, 2017: Markets opened lower again Tuesday but neither the Nasdaq Composite nor the S&P 500 index could climb out of the slough of despond. The blue chips did rise into positive territory briefly, but couldn’t hold onto the gains. Among the 11 S&P sectors, only utilities and consumer staples traded above the breakeven line while the losers were consumer discretionary sotcks and materials. WTI crude oil for April delivery settled at $54.01 a barrel, down 4 cents on the day, but up about 2.3% in the month of February. April gold dropped 0.4% on the day to settle at $1,253.90, but posted a gain of about 3.5% for the month. Equities were headed for a lower close shortly before the bell as the DJIA traded down 0.18% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.35%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded down 0.70%.

The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) which traded down 1.58% at $70.61. The stock’s 52-week range is $62.72 to $75.19. Volume was about 30% above the daily average of around 9 million shares. The company had no specific news, but the carnage following Target’s earnings report this morning was not localized to just Target’s stock.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.(SEAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral and the price target was cut to $15 from $19 (versus an $18.88 close) at Citigroup.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for troubled small capSeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE: SEAS) is scheduled for before the market opens onTuesday (February 28th) as the company still grapples with thefallout generated from the highly critical documentary Blackfish. On Tuesday, SeaWorld Entertainment reportedthat preliminary total 2016 revenues were expected to be $1.344 billion and total attendance was approximately 22.0 million guests for the year. The CEO commented:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) is probably the most famous example of a company that’s suffered from animal cruelty allegations. Shares of the theme park operator, backed by Blackstone (BX) , have never recovered from the release of the 2013 documentary Blackfish, which argued that orca captivity is inhumane and dangerous to the human trainers of the orcas. SeaWorld announced in March that it would phase out its orca captivity, breeding and live shows. The company’s remaining whales, most of which were born in captivity, will live out their lives at the parks. The news sent SeaWorld shares soaring 9%, but continued attendance drops forced the company to slash its dividend and invest $175 million in new attractions.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) has dropped 2.2% to $18.47 after getting cut to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup.

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) has jumped 4.3% to $11.68 after activist investor ValueAct bought three million shares of the beaten-down specialty pharmaceutical company.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: Air Industries Group(AIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dividends4Life]

    Air Industries Group Inc. (AIRI), an aerospace and defense company, designs and manufactures structural parts and assemblies that focus on flight safety. Sept. 17, the company increased its quarterly dividend 100% to $0.125 per share. The dividend is is payable Oct. 15, 2013 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Sept. 30, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 6.9%.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: GlaxoSmithKline PLC(GSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Up first on our list of potentially toxic trades is $98 billion healthcare stock GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) . GSK has actually been an attractive name to own lately. Shares are up about 10.6% since bottoming back in December, besting the S&P over that timeframe. But if you own GlaxoSmithKline, now’s the time to start thinking about taking some of those recent gains off the table — shares are looking “toppy” this spring.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Also, like in hepatitis C, competitors are attempting to win away market share. For example,ViiV Healthcare, a joint venture spearheaded by GlaxoSmithKline(NYSE:GSK), is actively pursuing new HIV therapies that could make it more difficult for Gilead Sciences to maintain its market share dominance. In December, ViiV announced that a single tablet, two-drug combination that includes Johnson & Johnson’s Edurant met its primary endpoint in phase 3 studies. A filing for FDA approval is slated for this year.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Two of our top holdings, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Merck (MRK) have seen substantial improvement in earnings as new drugs start to build market share. Glaxo and Merck offer dividend yields of 4.71% and 3.08%, respectively.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: Terex Corporation(TEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    RBC’sSeth Weber and team offer their thoughts on Zoomlion’s revised bid for Terex (TEX):

    Bloomberg News

    After the close today, Terex announced that it is moving forward in its negotiations with Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co. following receipt of a non-binding proposal from the Chinese company to acquire all outstanding shares for $31/share in cash.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Terex (TEX) had surged 32% as of the close of trading last Thursday–but dropped 14% the next day after China’s Zoomlion announced that it wouldn’t be pursuing a purchase of the U.S. crane maker after all. In the aftermath of the scuttled deal, Morgan Stanley’s Mili Pothiwala and Nigel Coe cut Terex to Equal Weight from Overweight:

    Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg News

    On Friday morning, Zoomlion announced it had terminated its bid for its proposed acquisition of Terex for $31/ share. This was a clear negative for Terex shares, which traded down ~15% on Friday to $20, given the absence of an event-driven catalyst (following the sale of MHPS to Konecranes, which we assume will be completed). However, we think that the stock’s current discount to the Machinery group on a P/E basis (20%+) is justified, given a still challenged underlying operating environment for the RemainCo, as well as historically uneven company execution – both of which return to the forefront of the investment debate following the removal of the M&A bull case.

    To which all we can say is: Oops.

    Shares of Terex have dropped 0.5% to $20.78

     

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Ever walk past a construction site? It’s hard not to be enthralled by all the heavy construction machinery moving things around. With the world’s developing economies still building at a relatively fast pace and developing economies, like the United States, in desperate need of upgrading their aging infrastructure, the companies behind that construction machinery could be just as exciting as a construction site in the years ahead. Which is why Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI), and Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) are three of the top construction machinery stocks to look at right now.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday, Terex (TEX) announced that it would sell its ports business to Konecranes for $1.3 billion. Today, Baird’s Mircea Dobre and Joseph Grabowski upgraded Terex to Outperform from Neutral, arguing that the sale makes a takeover by China’s Zoomlion that much easier. They explain:

    Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg News

    The sale of MHPS to Konecranes is a positive catalyst on multiple fronts: shareholders got an attractive multiple for what historically has been a challenged business with further upside possible given 25% equity ownership in Konecranes, execution risk is diminished as new CEO can focus on operational improvement without the effort required to integrate the Terex and Konecranes businesses, and finally, the MHPS sale makes it easier for Zoomlion to acquire remaining Terex.

    While our upgrade is not reliant on Zoomlion acquiring Terex, the MHPS transaction could make a firm Zoomlion offer more likely.

    At the margin, a Zoomlion deal appears easier to get done: 1) the remaining businesses fit better with Zoomlions existing product portfolio of construction equipment, cranes, and various commercial and municipal equipment, 2) given the attractive terms of the MHPS sale, the funding hurdle required to acquire Terex is lowered, 3) many of the CFIUS issues center around national security concerns regarding the nations ports, no longer a concern given MHPS sale.

    Dobre and Grabowski also raised their price target on Terex to $30, up from $24. With Terex off 0.1% at $24.88 today, that leaves 21% upside in the stock to Baird’s target.

    In February, I wrote about Chinese demand for U.S. companies, including Terex.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Third and a trigger for the change: China becomes an active bidder in the space. Chinas Zoomlion bid for Terex (TEX) ($3.3B) along with Haier/General Electric (GE) ($5.4B) and several ChemChina proposed deals in industrials changes the upside/downside skew, particularly on lower quality/more challenged names. The Terex bid does not appear to be one-off. Chinese outbound M&A announcements rose to record highs in 15; to $112B (up 57% from 2014) in total acquisitions. Industrials formed a large and rising portion, at ~12B completed. Thats roughly equal to the 3 prior years industrials deals combined, and is the highest on record. Energy and materials accounted for ~15% of 15 spend vs. ~83% in 2011. Even lower quality or more currently challenged machinery franchises have distribution which could be highly attractive to new entrants…

top stocks to invest in

Interest rates in Germany are -0.94% as I write…   Read that closely – that's a NEGATIVE number – roughly negative 1%.   Said another way, you will "earn" -0.94% interest per year over two years in Germany today.   I put "earn" in quotes because you will actually lose that money each year. It's negative interest. By buying two-year government bonds in Germany, you are guaranteeing that you will lose roughly 1% a year in "interest."   What's going on?   Lots of things… But it primarily comes down to the basics: supply and demand.   There is no supply, and there is lots of demand…  
On the demand side, the French are buying German bonds to get money away from the uncertainty around France's presidential election. And the European Central Bank must buy 80 billion euros' worth of German bonds by year-end. There's plenty of demand.

top stocks to invest in: Zion Oil & Gas Inc(ZN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, energy shares fell by 0.76 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 6 percent, and Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZN) down 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZN) got a boost, shooting up 20 percent to $5.07.

    Spark Energy Inc (NASDAQ: SPKE) shares were also up, gaining 12 percent to $19.40. Guggenheim upgraded Spark Energy from Neutral to Buy.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZN) got a boost, shooting up 47 percent to $6.21.

    Spark Energy Inc (NASDAQ: SPKE) shares were also up, gaining 10 percent to $19.10. Guggenheim upgraded Spark Energy from Neutral to Buy.

top stocks to invest in: Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.(SNTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ: SNTA) shares were also up, gaining 61 percent to $0.393. Synta Pharmaceuticals announced plans to merge with privately-held Madrigal Pharmaceuticals.

top stocks to invest in: B&G Foods, Inc.(BGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    B&G Foods Inc. (NYSE: BGS) madewaves late on Friday after the company announced its most recent acquisition. B&G has now acquired Victoria Fine Foods from Huron Capital Partners and other sellers for roughly $70 million in cash.

top stocks to invest in: Fox Factory Holding Corp.(FOXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Fox Factory Holding Corp (NASDAQ: FOXF) was down 1.8 percent after posting a 2.16 percent rise over the day.

    Finally, Groupon Inc (NASDAQ: GRPN) gained 1.3 percent, continuing with the 3.85 percent spike it experienced on Friday trading.

top stocks to invest in: Terex Corporation(TEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday, Terex (TEX) announced that it would sell its ports business to Konecranes for $1.3 billion. Today, Baird’s Mircea Dobre and Joseph Grabowski upgraded Terex to Outperform from Neutral, arguing that the sale makes a takeover by China’s Zoomlion that much easier. They explain:

    Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg News

    The sale of MHPS to Konecranes is a positive catalyst on multiple fronts: shareholders got an attractive multiple for what historically has been a challenged business with further upside possible given 25% equity ownership in Konecranes, execution risk is diminished as new CEO can focus on operational improvement without the effort required to integrate the Terex and Konecranes businesses, and finally, the MHPS sale makes it easier for Zoomlion to acquire remaining Terex.

    While our upgrade is not reliant on Zoomlion acquiring Terex, the MHPS transaction could make a firm Zoomlion offer more likely.

    At the margin, a Zoomlion deal appears easier to get done: 1) the remaining businesses fit better with Zoomlions existing product portfolio of construction equipment, cranes, and various commercial and municipal equipment, 2) given the attractive terms of the MHPS sale, the funding hurdle required to acquire Terex is lowered, 3) many of the CFIUS issues center around national security concerns regarding the nations ports, no longer a concern given MHPS sale.

    Dobre and Grabowski also raised their price target on Terex to $30, up from $24. With Terex off 0.1% at $24.88 today, that leaves 21% upside in the stock to Baird’s target.

    In February, I wrote about Chinese demand for U.S. companies, including Terex.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Third and a trigger for the change: China becomes an active bidder in the space. Chinas Zoomlion bid for Terex (TEX) ($3.3B) along with Haier/General Electric (GE) ($5.4B) and several ChemChina proposed deals in industrials changes the upside/downside skew, particularly on lower quality/more challenged names. The Terex bid does not appear to be one-off. Chinese outbound M&A announcements rose to record highs in 15; to $112B (up 57% from 2014) in total acquisitions. Industrials formed a large and rising portion, at ~12B completed. Thats roughly equal to the 3 prior years industrials deals combined, and is the highest on record. Energy and materials accounted for ~15% of 15 spend vs. ~83% in 2011. Even lower quality or more currently challenged machinery franchises have distribution which could be highly attractive to new entrants…

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Terex (TEX) had surged 32% as of the close of trading last Thursday–but dropped 14% the next day after China’s Zoomlion announced that it wouldn’t be pursuing a purchase of the U.S. crane maker after all. In the aftermath of the scuttled deal, Morgan Stanley’s Mili Pothiwala and Nigel Coe cut Terex to Equal Weight from Overweight:

    Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg News

    On Friday morning, Zoomlion announced it had terminated its bid for its proposed acquisition of Terex for $31/ share. This was a clear negative for Terex shares, which traded down ~15% on Friday to $20, given the absence of an event-driven catalyst (following the sale of MHPS to Konecranes, which we assume will be completed). However, we think that the stock’s current discount to the Machinery group on a P/E basis (20%+) is justified, given a still challenged underlying operating environment for the RemainCo, as well as historically uneven company execution – both of which return to the forefront of the investment debate following the removal of the M&A bull case.

    To which all we can say is: Oops.

    Shares of Terex have dropped 0.5% to $20.78

     

top stocks to invest in: B2Gold Corp(BTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    B2Gold Corp (NYSE: BTG) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.00 per share on revenue of $135.84 million.

    Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $25.50 million.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The following mining companies are active in Burkina Faso:

    Semafo Inc (TSE: SMF; OTCMKTS: SEMFF).SEMAFO operates the Mana Mine in Burkina Faso, which includes the high-grade satellite deposit of Siou, and is targeting production start-up of the Boungou Mine in the second half of 2018. SEMAFO’s strategic focus is to maximize shareholder value by effectively managing its existing assets as well as pursuing organic and strategic growth opportunities. SEMAFOs Mana Mine is located 260 kilometers southwest of the capital Ouagadougou. The third-largest mine in the country, it has produced some 1.6 million ounces since its first gold pour in 2008. Since then,the Company hasexpanded the plant four times to a current processing rate of over 7,200 tonnes per day. IAMGOLD Corp (NYSE: IAG). Iamgold has four operating gold mines on three continents with asolid base of strategic assets in North and South America and West Africa that is complemented by development and exploration projects with continued assessment of accretive acquisition opportunities. Iamgold is said to be thelargest private employer in Burkina Faso andhas a high level of exposure in the region with two operating mines in Mali and a mine in northern Burkina Faso near the Mali border. Roxgold Inc (TSE: ROXG; OTCMKTS: ROGFF). Roxgold is a gold mining company with its key asset, the high grade Yaramoko Gold Mine, located in the Hound茅 greenstone region of Burkina Faso, West Africa. The Company declared commercial production on October 1, 2016. The Yaramoko permit covers approximately 196km2 in the Province of Bal茅 in southwestern Burkina Faso. The property is located approximately 200 kilometres southwest from the capital city of Ouagadougou. Yaramoko lies directly south of, and is contiguous to, the SEMAFO Inc property hosting its flagship Mana Gold Mine and lies within the Hounde greenstone belt. Endeavour Mining Corp (TSE: EDV; OTCMKTS: EDVMF). Endeavour is ideally positioned as the majo

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