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Private equity firms have amassed sizable stakes in countless glamorous businesses, from casinos lining the Vegas strip to professional sports teams. But some of the most alluring investments come from everyday places.

PE industry stalwart Blackstone Group has just agreed to buy the family owned Chamberlain Group parent of top-of-the-line garage door opener purveyor, LiftMaster. The Wall Street Journal reported news of the deal Tuesday, which values the company at roughly $5 billion including debt.

Garage Brand

While arguably not as hip as some of Blackstone’s digital investments like dating app suite Bumble or family history service Ancestry, Illinois-based Chamberlain’s garage door openers are relied on by millions of homes and businesses worldwide.

Owner of the LiftMaster, Chamberlain, Grifco, and Merlin brands, the firm’s myQ platform grants users garage door control via an app, useful for remote acceptance of food and grocery deliveries or to simply let the pet out for a stroll. And a partnership with Amazon launched in 2019 offers Prime customers in select cities packages delivered securely right into their garages. With a business model as reliable and adaptive as Chamberlain’s, Blackstone wants in for the long haul:

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Textainer Group Holdings Limited(TGH)

Textainer Group Holdings Limited (TGH), incorporated on December 2, 1993, is a holding company. The Company is involved in the purchase, ownership, management, leasing and disposal of a fleet of intermodal containers. The Company operates in three segments: Container Ownership, which owned containers accounting for approximately 80% of the Company’s fleet; Container Management, which managed containers on behalf of approximately 10 affiliated and unaffiliated container investors, providing acquisition, management and disposal services, and total managed containers accounted for approximately 20% of its fleet, and Container Resale, which sells containers from its fleet when they reach the end of their useful lives in marine service, and also purchases and leases or resells containers from shipping line customers, container traders and other sellers of containers. The Company is a lessor of intermodal containers based on fleet size, with a total fleet of approximately 2.1 million containers. The Company leases containers to approximately 360 shipping lines and other lessees. The Company is also a seller of used containers.

The Company’s subsidiaries include Textainer Equipment Management Limited (TEML), which provides container management, acquisition and disposal services to affiliated and unaffiliated container investors, and Textainer Limited (TL), which owns containers directly and through its subsidiaries, which include Textainer Marine Containers II Limited (TMCL II), Textainer Marine Containers III Limited (TMCL III), Textainer Marine Containers IV Limited (TMCL IV), TAP Funding Ltd. (TAP Funding) and TW Container Leasing Ltd. (TW). The Company leases containers under different types of leases, which include term leases, master leases, finance leases and spot leases. Term leases provide a customer with a specified number of containers for a specified period of time ranging from 3 to 5 years, with an associated set of pick-up and drop-off conditions. Term leases also include lifecycle! leases, under which lessees will lease containers until they reach a pre-specified age, which is near the end of their useful lives. Master leases provide a framework of terms and conditions valid for a specified period of time, typically one year. Finance leases, which provide customers an alternative means for purchasing containers. Spot leases, which provide customers with containers for a relatively short lease period and fixed pick-up and drop-off locations.

The Company operates its business through a network of regional and area offices and independent depots. The Company maintains approximately four regional offices: Americas Region in Hackensack, New Jersey, the United States responsible for North and South America; European Region in New Malden, the United Kingdom responsible for Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Africa; North Asia Region in Yokohama, Japan responsible for Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, and South Asia Region in Singapore, responsible for Southeast Asia, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including Hong Kong and Australia. The Company operates approximately 3,147,690 twenty foot equivalent unit (TEU).

The Company competes with Leased Assets Pool Company Limited.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Textainer Group (NYSE:TGH) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities research analysts have also commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Textainer Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Compass Point started coverage on Textainer Group in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. They set a neutral rating and a $17.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $20.67.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last year was one that investors in Textainer Group Holdings (NYSE:TGH) will likely remember fondly as the container leasing company’s stock rocketed an eye-popping 188%. This year, however, has been a different story as shares are down nearly 30% since the beginning of the year, and more than 40% off their high. That sell-off might have investors wondering if now’s a good time to buy.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.(BHLB)

Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. provides retail and commercial banking, wealth management and investment, and insurance services. The company operates through two segments, Banking and Insurance. It offers various deposit accounts, including interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing checking demand, regular savings, money market savings, time certificates of deposit, and retirement deposit accounts; and loans, such as residential mortgages, commercial real estate, commercial and industrial, and consumer loans. The company also provides wealth management services comprising investment management, trust administration, and estate planning; and investment products, financial planning, and brokerage services. In addition, it offers personal and commercial property, and casualty insurance; employee benefits insurance; and life, health, and financial services insurance products. Further, the company provides retail and commercial electronic banking, commercial cash management, and commercial interest rate swaps; and debit cards and other electronic fee producing payment services to transaction account customers. It serves retail, commercial, not-for-profit, and municipal customers. The company operates 91 full-service banking offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont; and commercial and retail lending offices located in eastern Massachusetts. Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BHLB) – Jefferies Financial Group issued their Q2 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Berkshire Hills Bancorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, October 9th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst C. Haire forecasts that the savings and loans company will post earnings of $0.75 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Berkshire Hills Bancorp’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.80 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.77 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.13 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BHLB) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the ten research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $40.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Cogentix Medical, Inc.(CGNT)

Cogentix Medical, Inc., formerly Vision-Sciences, Inc., incorporated on October 19, 1987, is a medical device company. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for endoscopy with its product lines featuring a visualization system and sterile disposable microbial barrier, EndoSheath technology, providing users with endoscope turnover. The Company produces and markets Endoscopes (cystoscopes, ureteroscopes, laryngoscopes, otoscopes, sinuscopes, trans-nasal esophagoscopy (TNE) and bronchoscopes for medical use, and borescopes for industrial use) and digital processing units (DPU); EndoSheath technology; Urgent PC System; Macroplastique, and other products and applications.

Endoscopes and Digital Processing Units for Medical Use

The Company developed two visualization platforms for endoscopy: fiber optic (4000 Series) and video (5000 Series and 7000 Series). Its 4000 Series fiberscopes contain fiber optic imaging systems with functional aspects, such as small diameter endoscopes and portability options, through the use of a battery-powered light source. Its digital video-based endoscopes facilitate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Its diameter videoscopes contain a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera at the tip of the scope, offering a sharp, vibrant, full screen image. The 7000 Series and 5000 Series video endoscopes also feature functional aspects, including the elimination of an external light source, the inclusion of an integrated light emitting diode (LED), small diameter sizes and durability. Its 7000 Series and 5000 Series videoscopes are powered by its multi-functional digital processing unit (DPU). Within the Urology market, the Company developed products for urology with its fiber and video cystoscopes, both utilizing its EndoSheath technology. It also developed a video-based flexible ureteroscope, which gives surgeons unsurpassed visualization of the ureters and kidneys with up to 240 degrees of articulation allowing access to the areas of ! the kidney. It manufactures and markets fiber and video laryngoscopes and borescopes.

EndoSheath Technology

EndoSheath technology allows the healthcare practitioner to install the EndoSheath disposable onto the endoscope. In addition, its EndoSheath technology has an optically clear window that fits over the endoscope tip, providing a clear image. EndoSheath technology offers various-size working channels, unlike conventional flexible endoscopes, which have the working channel inside the endoscope itself, allowing its users to customize the scope to the procedure (diagnostic cystoscopy, which requires a small working channel, or therapeutic cystoscopy, which requires a larger working channel). Within the Urology market, the Company offers urologists two sheath models for each of its fiber and video cystoscopes: a diagnostic sheath with a 1.5 millimeter working channel size and a therapeutic sheath with a 2.1 millimeter working channel size. Within the TNE market, the Company markets and distributes two sheath models for its video TNE endoscope: a diagnostic sheath with a 1.5 millimeter working channel size and a therapeutic sheath with a 2.1 millimeter working channel size. Within the Pulmonology market, the Company markets and distributes four sheath models for video and fiber bronchoscopy: a 1.5 millimeter working channel, a 2.1 millimeter working channel, a 2.8 millimeter working channel (available outside of the United States only) and one without a working channel.

Urgent PC Systems

The Company’s Urgent PC System is a nerve stimulation device designed for office-based treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) and the associated symptoms of urge incontinence, urinary urgency and urinary frequency. Using a small-gauge needle electrode inserted above the ankle, the Company’s Urgent PC System delivers electrical impulses to the tibial nerve that affect the sacral nerve plexus, a control center for pelvic floor and bladder function. Urgent PC System treatm! ents offe! r an alternative to the invasive treatments, such as surgery, implantation of a sacral nerve stimulation device or injection of OnabotulinumtoxinA, a prescription drug marketed under the name of BOTOX, into the bladder.

Macroplastique

The Company’s Macroplastique is an injectable, urethral bulking agent for the treatment of adult female stress urinary incontinence primarily due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD). Macroplastique is a permanent implant injected, under endoscopic visualization, around the urethra distal to the bladder neck. It is a composition of heat vulcanized, solid, soft, irregularly shaped polydimethylsiloxane (solid silicone elastomer) implants suspended in a biocompatible excretable carrier gel.

Other Products and Applications

The Company also provides and markets additional products and applications, such as Macroplastique for Vesicoureteral Reflux, PTQ Implants, Urgent PC for Fecal Incontinence and VOX Implants. The Macroplastique products are used for treatment of vesicoureteral reflux – the abnormal backflow of urine from the bladder into the ureters or kidneys. PTQ Implants offer permanent implant for treatment of fecal incontinence. VOX Implants are used for vocal cord rehabilitation applications. The Company distributes certain wound care products in The Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The Company competes with Olympus, Pentax, Karl Storz Industrial, Lenox, Pfizer Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Novartis AG, Allergan, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Carbon Medical Technologies, Inc., Merz Aesthetics, Inc., Galderma S.A. and Contura, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aradigm (NASDAQ:ARDM) and Vision Sciences (NASDAQ:CGNT) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Vision Sciences (NASDAQ:CGNT) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vision Sciences earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the medical device company an impact score of 43.7920504117832 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: MDU Resources Group, Inc.(MDU)

MDU Resources Group, Inc., incorporated on March 14, 1924, is a diversified natural resource company. The Companys segments include Electric, Natural Gas Distribution, Pipeline and Midstream, Construction Materials and Contracting, Construction Services and Refining. Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (Montana-Dakota) is a public utility division of the Company. Montana-Dakota, through the electric and natural gas distribution segments, generates, transmits and distributes electricity and distributes natural gas in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. The Company, through Cascade Natural Gas Corporation (Cascade) distributes natural gas in Oregon and Washington. The Company, through Intermountain Gas Company (Intermountain) distributes natural gas in Idaho. Great Plains Natural Gas Co. (Great Plains) is a public utility division of the Company. Great Plains distributes natural gas in western Minnesota and southeastern North Dakota.

The Company, through its subsidiary, Centennial Energy Holdings, Inc. (Centennial), owns WBI Holdings, Inc. (WBI Holdings), which consists of the pipeline and midstream. Knife River is the construction materials and contracting segment, MDU Construction Services Group, Inc. (MDU Construction Services) consists of construction services segment, and Centennial Energy Resources LLC (Centennial Resources) and Centennial Holdings Capital LLC (Centennial Capital) are both reflected in the other category. The Company produces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its fossil fuel electric generating facilities, as well as from natural gas pipeline and storage systems, operations of equipment and fleet vehicles, and oil and natural gas exploration and development activities.

Electric

Montana-Dakota provides electric service at retail, serving over 142,000 residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers in approximately 180 communities. The properties owned by Montana-Dakota for use in its electric operations include interests! in over 10 electric generating facilities and approximately three small portable diesel generators, approximately 3,100 and 5,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines, respectively, and over 70 transmission and approximately 320 distribution substations. Montana-Dakota has obtained and holds, or is in the process of renewing, valid and existing franchises authorizing it to conduct its electric operations in all of the municipalities it serves where such franchises are required. Through Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO), Montana-Dakota has access to wholesale energy, ancillary services and capacity markets for its integrated system. MISO is a regional transmission organization responsible for operational control of the transmission systems of its members. MISO provides security center operations, tariff administration and operates day-ahead and real-time energy markets, ancillary services and capacity markets. As a member of MISO, Montana-Dakota’s generation is sold into the MISO energy market and its energy needs are purchased from that market. Through an interconnected electric system, Montana-Dakota serves markets in portions of western North Dakota, including Bismarck, Mandan, Dickinson, Williston and Watford City; eastern Montana, including Sidney, Glendive and Miles City, and northern South Dakota, including Mobridge. Montana-Dakota’s interconnected system electric generating capability includes approximately four steam-turbine generating units using coal for fuel, approximately three combustion turbine peaking stations, approximately three wind electric generating facilities, a reciprocating internal combustion engine, a heat recovery electric generating facility and approximately three small portable diesel generators.

Natural Gas Distribution

The Company’s natural gas distribution operations consist of Montana-Dakota, Great Plains, Cascade and Intermountain, which sell natural gas at retail, serving over 906,000 residential, commercial and i! ndustrial! customers in over 330 communities and adjacent rural areas, and provides natural gas transportation services to certain customers on their systems. These services are provided through distribution systems aggregating approximately 19,100 miles. The natural gas distribution operations have obtained and hold, or are in the process of renewing, valid and existing franchises authorizing them to conduct their natural gas operations in all of the municipalities they serve, where such franchises are required.

The natural gas distribution operations serve retail natural gas markets, consisting primarily of residential and firm commercial space and water heating users, in portions of Idaho, including Boise, Nampa, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls; western Minnesota, including Fergus Falls, Marshall and Crookston; eastern Montana, including Billings, Glendive and Miles City; North Dakota, including Bismarck, Mandan, Dickinson, Wahpeton, Williston, Watford City, Minot and Jamestown; central and eastern Oregon, including Bend, Pendleton, Ontario and Baker City; western and north-central South Dakota, including Rapid City, Pierre, Spearfish and Mobridge; western, southeastern and south-central Washington, including Bellingham, Bremerton, Longview, Aberdeen, Wenatchee/Moses Lake, Mount Vernon, Tri-Cities, Walla Walla and Yakima, and northern Wyoming, including Sheridan and Lovell. In addition to the residential and commercial sales, the utilities transport natural gas for commercial and industrial customers who purchase their own supply of natural gas.

The Company’s purchased natural gas is supplied by a portfolio of contracts specifying market-based pricing and is transported under transportation agreements with WBI Energy Transmission, Inc. (WBI Energy Transmission), Northern Border Pipeline Company, Northwest Pipeline GP, Northern Natural Gas, Gas Transmission Northwest LLC, Northwestern Energy, Viking Gas Transmission Company, Westcoast Energy Inc., Ruby Pipeline LLC, Foothills Pip! e Lines L! td. and NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. The natural gas distribution operations have contracts for storage services to provide gas supply during the winter heating season and to meet day demand with various storage providers, including WBI Energy Transmission, Questar Pipeline Company, Northwest Pipeline GP and Northern Natural Gas.

Pipeline and Midstream

WBI Energy owns and operates both regulated and nonregulated businesses. The regulated business of this segment, WBI Energy Transmission, owns and operates approximately 4,000 miles of transmission, gathering and storage lines in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Approximately three underground storage fields in Montana and Wyoming provide storage services to local distribution companies, producers, natural gas marketers and others, and serve to provide system deliverability. Its system is located near approximately five natural gas producing basins, making natural gas supplies available to its transportation and storage customers. The system has over 10 interconnecting points with other pipeline facilities allowing for the receipt and/or delivery of natural gas to and from other regions of the country and from Canada. The nonregulated business of this segment owns and operates gathering facilities in Montana and Wyoming. It also owns an interest in the Pronghorn assets located in western North Dakota, which includes a natural gas processing plant, oil and gas gathering pipelines, an oil storage terminal and an oil pipeline. In total, facilities include approximately 800 miles of operated field gathering lines, some of which interconnect with WBI Energy’s regulated pipeline system. The nonregulated business provides natural gas and oil gathering services, natural gas processing and a range of other energy-related services, including cathodic protection, water hauling, contract compression operations, measurement services, and energy manageable product sales and installation services to end users. Its pipeline and mid! stream bu! siness is transacted in the northern Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. WBI Energy Transmission’s underground natural gas storage facilities have a storage capacity of approximately 353 Billion cubic feet (Bcf), including over 190 Bcf of working gas capacity, approximately 90 Bcf of cushion gas and approximately 80 Bcf of native gas.

Construction Materials and Contracting

Knife River operates construction materials and contracting businesses in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. These operations mine, process and sell construction aggregates (crushed stone, sand and gravel); produce and sell asphalt mix and supply ready-mixed concrete for use in types of construction, including roads, freeways and bridges, as well as homes, schools, shopping centers, office buildings and industrial parks. Its other products include the sale of cement, liquid asphalt for commercial and roadway applications, finished concrete products and other building materials and related contracting services.

Construction Services

MDU Construction Services provides utility construction services specializing in constructing and maintaining electric and communication lines, gas pipelines, fire suppression systems, and external lighting and traffic signalization. Construction Services segment also provides utility excavation and inside electrical and mechanical services, and manufactures and distributes transmission line construction equipment and other supplies. These services are provided to utilities and manufacturing, commercial, industrial, institutional and government customers. MDU Construction Services operates a fleet of owned and leased trucks and trailers, support vehicles and specialty construction equipment, such as backhoes, excavators, trenchers, generators, boring machines and cranes. In addition, MDU Construction Services owns or leases facilities in approximately 2! 0 states.! This space is used for offices, equipment yards, warehousing, storage and vehicle shops.

Refining

WBI Energy, Inc. (WBI Energy) in conjunction with Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (Calumet), formed Dakota Prairie Refining, LLC (Dakota Prairie Refining), to develop, build and operate Dakota Prairie Refinery. The refinery processes Bakken crude oil into diesel, naphtha, Atmospheric tower bottoms (ATBs) and other by-products. Bakken crude oil is supplied to the refinery via a pipeline interconnect with the Belle Fourche Pipeline and a portion is trucked to the refinery from wells near the refinery. The refinery sells diesel fuel at the refinery rack to diesel wholesalers. Naphtha is railed to Canada and sold to third parties primarily for use as a diluent for tar sands production. ATBs are railed and sold to other facilities for further processing.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Royal London Asset Management Ltd. bought a new position in MDU Resources Group Inc (NYSE:MDU) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 76,679 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,199,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Forsta AP Fonden trimmed its holdings in MDU Resources Group Inc (NYSE:MDU) by 13.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 64,700 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 10,300 shares during the period. Forsta AP Fonden’s holdings in MDU Resources Group were worth $1,856,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    NYSE MDU opened at $28.48 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $5.59 billion, a PE ratio of 22.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.17 and a beta of 0.64. The company has a current ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. MDU Resources Group has a one year low of $24.29 and a one year high of $29.62.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MDU Resources Group (NYSE: MDU) and Zenyatta Ventures (OTCMKTS:ZENYF) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

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PriceSmart, Inc. (PriceSmart), incorporated on August 17, 1994, business consists primarily of international membership shopping warehouse clubs similar to warehouse clubs in the United States. The Company owns and operates United States-style membership shopping warehouse clubs through wholly owned subsidiaries operating in Latin America and the Caribbean using the trade name PriceSmart. The Companys operating segments are the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. The warehouse clubs sell basic high quality consumer goods at low prices to individuals and businesses. The Company ships its United States and other internationally sourced merchandise directly to its warehouse clubs or to the Company’s consolidation points (distribution centers).

The no-frills warehouse club-type buildings range in size from 48,000 to 1,00,000 square feet and are located primarily in urban areas. As of December 1, 2014, the Company had approximately 1.2 million member accounts and 2.3 million card holders. The Company had 36 consolidated warehouse clubs in operation in 12 countries and 1 U.S. territory (6 each in Costa Rica and Colombia; 4 each in Panama and Trinidad; 3 each in Guatemala, Honduras and in the Dominican Republic; 2 in El Salvador; and 1 each in Aruba, Barbados, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and the United States Virgin Islands), of which the Company owns 100% of the corresponding legal entities.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MACK) shares reached a new 52-week low on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $4.56 and last traded at $4.71, with a volume of 33598 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.74.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Media headlines about Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KOOL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cesca Therapeutics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.0307775258496 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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Avangrid, Inc. operates as a diversified energy and utility company in the United States. It provides electricity transmission and distribution, and natural gas distribution services. The company operates eight electric and natural gas utilities serving 3.1 million customers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York; and 120 billion cubic feet of owned or contracted natural gas storage and hub service facilities in Alabama, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Texas. It also develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy generation facilities using wind, solar, and thermal power. The company, formerly known as Iberdrola USA, Inc., was founded in 1852 and is based in New Gloucester, Maine. Avangrid, Inc. is a subsidiary of Iberdrola, S.A.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.25-2.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.42.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Voya Investment Management LLC cut its position in Avangrid Inc (NYSE:AGR) by 11.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 25,259 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 3,184 shares during the quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Avangrid were worth $1,337,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pampa Energia (NYSE:PAM) and Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AVEO) $1.58 176%
    Pulmatrix Inc. (NASDAQ: PULM) $2.02 68.33%
    Social Reality Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX) $3.67 66.82%
    EDAP Tms SA (NASDAQ: EDAP) $1.10 48.92%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $4.35 41.16%
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (OTCMKTS: SEII) $0.17 38.66%
    Riot Blockchain Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) $4.34 36.07%
    Technical Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: TCCO) $4.15 35.90%
    OnCoSec Medical Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCS) $0.67 35.78%
    Lightbridge Corp. (NASDAQ: LTBR) $0.74 35.49%

    As you can see, last week’s penny stocks already beat April’s average return by a large margin.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OncoSec Medical Inc (NASDAQ:ONCS) traded up 5.9% on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $1.45 and last traded at $1.43. 506,563 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 31% from the average session volume of 730,660 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.35.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    HC Wainwright set a $4.00 price target on OncoSec Medical (NASDAQ:ONCS) in a research report released on Tuesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Jabil Circuit Inc.(JBL)

Jabil Circuit, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic manufacturing services and solutions worldwide. The company offers electronics and mechanical design, production, product management, and after-market services to companies in the aerospace, automotive, computing, consumer, defense, industrial, instrumentation, medical, networking, peripherals, solar, storage, and telecommunications industries. Its services comprise integrated design and engineering; component selection, sourcing, and procurement; automated assembly; design and implementation of product testing; parallel global production; enclosure services; and systems assembly, direct-order fulfillment, and configure-to-order services. The company also provides set-top boxes, mobility products, and display products, as well as peripheral products, such as printers and point of sale terminals; and aftermarket services consisting of warranty and repair services. Jabil Circuit, Inc. was founded in 196 6 and is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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    As a great illustration of this, the FBALX portfolio currently holds long-term U.S. Treasury bonds in its top holdings alongside mega-cap insurer UnitedHealthGroup and mid-cap electronic component company Jabil (JBL). That's quite a wide swath of the market to cover!

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

Short-seller Chris Brown is not a believer in Energous’ technology.

Energous “is a worthless equity,” he said at the Kase Learning: The Art, Pain and Opportunity of Short Selling conference in New York. “Energous is a fraud, one which is burning a lot of cash and will run out of money. … We expect the stock will go to $0.”

The investor doubted Apple will ever use Energous’ wireless charging technology, as some investors are hoping for. VentureBeat has reported regulatory documents indicated Energous and Apple have been working together since 2014.

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Brown said what the company claims will “break the laws of physics” and has safety issues. He also noted the high levels of insider selling from company management.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Extreme Networks Inc.(EXTR)

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  • [By Steve Symington, Anders Bylund, and Rich Duprey]

    But actually finding the best stocks on the market isn’t easy. So we asked three top Motley Fool investors to help out to that end. Read on to learn why they think Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL), Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR), and Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH) are three growth stocks worthy of owning for the long term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) Director Edward H. Kennedy bought 50,000 shares of Extreme Networks stock in a transaction on Friday, May 18th. The shares were bought at an average price of $9.03 per share, for a total transaction of $451,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday after an insider bought additional shares in the company. The stock traded as low as $8.21 and last traded at $8.25, with a volume of 146844 shares. The stock had previously closed at $8.43.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of network equipment maker Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) are having a rough Wednesday. The stock opened 26.8% lower today, following last night’s release of disappointing third-quarter results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) shares dropped 22 percent to $9.15 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Extreme Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) reported its fiscal third-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Tuesday. The company said that it had $0.16 in earnings per share (EPS) on $262 million in revenue, versus consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters of $0.21 in EPS on revenue of $268.32 million. In the same period of last year, it posted EPS of $0.10 and $148.66 million in revenue.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.(UCTT)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $22.67.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TD Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund purchased 136,200 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,261,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Employees Retirement System of Texas reduced its stake in shares of Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) by 24.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 177,000 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 57,000 shares during the quarter. Employees Retirement System of Texas owned 0.46% of Ultra Clean worth $2,938,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Ultra Clean Holdings (NASDAQ:UCTT) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019 4:45 p.m. ET

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    Operator

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Axcelis Technologies Inc.(ACLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Alps Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Axcelis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:ACLS) by 13.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 20,773 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,457 shares during the period. Alps Advisors Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of Axcelis Technologies worth $596,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Vuzix Corporation(VUZI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    VUZI LOSS NOTICE: Rosen Law Firm Reminds Vuzix Corporation Investors of Important Deadline In Class Action – VUZI (finance.yahoo.com) SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders with Losses on their Investment in Vuzix Corporation of Class Action Lawsuit and Upcoming Deadline – VUZI (finance.yahoo.com) Deadline Alert: Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Reminds Investors of the Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Vuzix Corporation (VUZI) (businesswire.com) Vuzix Corp (VUZI) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Reminds Investors That Class Action Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against MEDNAX, Farmland Partners, and Vuzix and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm (feeds.benzinga.com)

    Several brokerages have recently commented on VUZI. ValuEngine raised shares of Vuzix from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vuzix from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, Chardan Capital set a $10.00 price objective on shares of Vuzix and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.08.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Textainer Group Holdings Limited(TGH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    Head to Head Survey: Textainer Group (TGH) vs. The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Textainer Group (TGH) Upgraded by ValuEngine to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com) Financial Comparison: Textainer Group (TGH) vs. The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Aircastle (AYR) versus Textainer Group (TGH) Head-To-Head Comparison (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Comparison: Textainer Group (TGH) and Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Textainer Group stock opened at $17.85 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,019.18, a P/E ratio of 43.54 and a beta of 2.50. Textainer Group has a 1 year low of $9.60 and a 1 year high of $26.50. The company has a current ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.28.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last year was one that investors in Textainer Group Holdings (NYSE:TGH) will likely remember fondly as the container leasing company’s stock rocketed an eye-popping 188%. This year, however, has been a different story as shares are down nearly 30% since the beginning of the year, and more than 40% off their high. That sell-off might have investors wondering if now’s a good time to buy.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Textainer Group (NYSE: TGH) is one of 17 public companies in the “Equipment rental & leasing, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Textainer Group to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lowered its position in Textainer Group Holdings (NYSE:TGH) by 3.0% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 510,850 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 16,067 shares during the quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA’s holdings in Textainer Group were worth $8,659,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Although Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE:TGH) and Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) are both focused on the shipping industry, they go about it in vastly different ways. Both companies were hit hard by industry downturns, but Textainer started to see a notable improvement in its container business in 2017. Teekay’s collection of ship-owning businesses in the energy sector, on the other hand, continued to struggle overall — but signs seem to point to an upturn this year. Which one is the better buy today?

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That volatility has been evident at both Textainer Group Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:TGH) and Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:NAT) in recent years. Because of that, investors need to weigh their upside in a recovering market against the downside potential before choosing either stock. 

Best Penny Stocks To Watch For 2019

Shares of Zoe’s Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES) plunged 40% to an all-time low on May 25 after the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant chain missed first quarter expectations and slashed its full-year guidance. Zoe’s revenue rose 13% annually to $102.1 million, but that missed estimates by $3.2 million.

However, most of that growth was driven by new restaurant openings, since its comparable restaurant sales slid 2.3% — compared to expectations of 0.5% growth. Zoe’s blamed the drop on a slight calendar shift, adverse weather conditions, lower dine-in traffic, and a decline in its average single person check.

Image source: Zoe’s Kitchen.

Opening new restaurants amid declining sales at existing ones is a costly strategy. That’s why Zoe’s posted an adjusted net loss of $2.6 million, or $0.13 per share — which missed estimates by $0.13 and compared poorly to its net profit of $0.3 million, or a penny per share, in the prior year quarter. Its adjusted EBITDA also tumbled 31% to $5.6 million.

Best Penny Stocks To Watch For 2019: Textainer Group Holdings Limited(TGH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Textainer Group (NYSE: TGH) is one of 17 publicly-traded companies in the “Equipment rental & leasing, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Textainer Group to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That volatility has been evident at both Textainer Group Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:TGH) and Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:NAT) in recent years. Because of that, investors need to weigh their upside in a recovering market against the downside potential before choosing either stock. 

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Although Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE:TGH) and Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) are both focused on the shipping industry, they go about it in vastly different ways. Both companies were hit hard by industry downturns, but Textainer started to see a notable improvement in its container business in 2017. Teekay’s collection of ship-owning businesses in the energy sector, on the other hand, continued to struggle overall — but signs seem to point to an upturn this year. Which one is the better buy today?

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last year was one that investors in Textainer Group Holdings (NYSE:TGH) will likely remember fondly as the container leasing company’s stock rocketed an eye-popping 188%. This year, however, has been a different story as shares are down nearly 30% since the beginning of the year, and more than 40% off their high. That sell-off might have investors wondering if now’s a good time to buy.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    Head to Head Survey: Textainer Group (TGH) vs. The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Textainer Group (TGH) Upgraded by ValuEngine to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com) Financial Comparison: Textainer Group (TGH) vs. The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Aircastle (AYR) versus Textainer Group (TGH) Head-To-Head Comparison (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Comparison: Textainer Group (TGH) and Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Textainer Group stock opened at $17.85 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,019.18, a P/E ratio of 43.54 and a beta of 2.50. Textainer Group has a 1 year low of $9.60 and a 1 year high of $26.50. The company has a current ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.28.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lowered its position in Textainer Group Holdings (NYSE:TGH) by 3.0% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 510,850 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 16,067 shares during the quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA’s holdings in Textainer Group were worth $8,659,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Penny Stocks To Watch For 2019: Hitachi Ltd (HTHIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The vast dealer network, built up over the more than 90 years that Caterpillar has been in operation, is the key competitive advantage that the company possesses. While Caterpillar’s products are renowned for quality and low downtime, it is the availability of the support service on an international level in tandem with a reputation for product quality is what gives Caterpillar its edge, and has given it pole position among the world’s construction machinery manufacturers in 2017 based on construction equipment sales, outranking Komatsu Ltd. (OTCPK:KMTUF) (OTCPK:KMTUY), Hitachi Ltd. (OTCPK:HTHIF) (OTCPK:HTHIY), Volvo (OTCPK:VOLVF) (OTCPK:VOLVY), the privately-held Liebherr group, the Chinese government-owned XCMG Group, the Doosan Infracore subsidiary of the Doosan Group conglomerate, Sany (OTCPK:SNYYF) (OTC:SNYYY), and John Deere & Co.

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    Some of the larger companies that have begun incorporating blockchain into their industries include:

    Overstock.com (OSTK) , once a retail company, has become one of the biggest blockchain options on the stock market. The company has developed tZERO, a cryptocurrency and blockchain-based registry that complies with the regulations of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. IBM (IBM) has developed blockchain technology that they are using with a large variety of partners in a large variety of industries. One example is their partnership with food retailers, most notably Walmart, to help quickly, efficiently, and securely track the supply chain to help ensure ideal food safety. They have also partnered with Maersk to work on a blockchain platform for global trade. Hitachi (HTHIF) , the Japanese conglomerate that has worked on social infrastructure and IT systems, among other industries, has begun dabbling in blockchain. It has released reports about how it believes the technology can positively impact the financial sector, and how it could potentially be used to create new services for businesses.

    There are also ETFs that one can invest in that hold a number of stocks related to blockchain. For example, the Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF (BLCN) holds stocks in all of the examples above, as well as Intel (INTC) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) .

Best Penny Stocks To Watch For 2019: Scorpio Tankers Inc.(STNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Stocks don’t always make sense — a fact investors should be happy about after Scorpio Tankers (NYSE:STNG) posted a quarterly loss and an earnings miss this morning and then rocketed 15% in early trading.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Scorpio Tankers Inc  (NYSE:STNG)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the energy shares gained 0.74 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Pengrowth Energy Corporation (NYSE: PGH), up 12 percent, and Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG), up 12 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $1.78 and last traded at $1.78, with a volume of 151745 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $1.80.

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Brad Keywell, the CEO of Uptake Technologies, is confident that the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, could have been prevented if his company had been keeping watch.

“Flint should not have happened,” said Keywell, the co-founder of more than a dozen companies, including Groupon, in the latest Boss Files podcast with CNN’s Poppy Harlow. “If Uptake’s tools would have been monitoring the water supply quality, then you would have known about the earliest indication and you would’ve solved it.”

Uptake’s analytics software helps predict and prevent failures and increase efficiencies across a range of industries — from infrastructure to locomotives to health care. The company’s goal is to use its data to provide its large, multinational clients increased productivity, reliability and safety.

Listen to the Boss Files podcast with Poppy Harlow and Uptake CEO Brad Keywell

“Now, human beings have to solve a problem, but we would’ve known about it the minute something turns on,” he told Harlow. “It takes anecdote out of the equation, and it puts science and predictive insight into the equation.”

Best Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: SK TELECOM ADR EACH REP 1/9 KRW500(CIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    We’re winning the war on CIT heists, say police (citizen.co.za) Oppenheimer Equities Analysts Reduce Earnings Estimates for CIT Group (CIT) (americanbankingnews.com) Did Grandview police use their crisis training before fatally shooting man with sword? (kansascity.com) CIT Group (CIT) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) CIT Adds New Executive to Communications & Technology Finance Team (abladvisor.com)

    Shares of CIT Group traded up $0.66, reaching $51.56, during midday trading on Friday, according to Marketbeat.com. The stock had a trading volume of 37,528 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,228,943. CIT Group has a one year low of $43.25 and a one year high of $56.14. The company has a market cap of $6.42 billion, a PE ratio of 16.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53, a current ratio of 1.09 and a quick ratio of 1.09.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders sold shares of CIT Group (NYSE:CIT) on strength during trading on Friday. $12.27 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $45.80 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $33.53 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, CIT Group had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. CIT Group traded up $0.38 for the day and closed at $50.31

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    CIT Closes on $26.6MM Loan for Medical Buildings (abladvisor.com) CIT provides $26.6 mln to joint venture to buy medical buildings (pehub.com) As security companies and guards face off, a wave of crime hits cash vans (msn.com) CIT Announces Addition to Rail Division’s Senior Leadership Team (finance.yahoo.com) CIT Group (CIT) EVP Sells $90,791.60 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. TheStreet downgraded CIT Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 14th. BTIG Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price target on shares of CIT Group in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. ValuEngine downgraded CIT Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded CIT Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut their price target on CIT Group from $49.00 to $46.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $54.83.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: ASML Holding N.V.(ASML)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: ASML) was down 2.6% to $197.02 on Friday morning. The stock has a 52-week trading range of $126.03 to $216.00 and a consensus analyst target price of $196.81.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Investec Asset Management LTD purchased a new position in shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor purchased 19,841 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,928,000.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market didn’t see much in the way of sustained movement Wednesday, with the major market indexes finished mixed, but close to where they began the day. Various cross-currents pushed shares higher and lower throughout the day, including the potential for a breakthrough on the trade front, and nervousness about the directions of interest rates and monetary policy both in the U.S. and internationally. Weighing on sentiment was bad news from some key individual companies that sent their respective stocks lower. Snap (NYSE:SNAP), Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), and ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these companies to tell you why their shares fared so poorly.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning.

    A number of other research firms have also commented on ASML. BidaskClub upgraded shares of ASML from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Santander lowered shares of ASML from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, March 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of ASML from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of ASML from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Cowen began coverage on shares of ASML in a research report on Monday, May 14th. They issued a market perform rating for the company. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. ASML presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $199.86.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.(MPWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Monolithic Power Systems (NASDAQ:MPWR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Monolithic Power Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.1278970459044 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Textainer Group Holdings Limited(TGH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Textainer Group (NYSE: TGH) is one of 17 public companies in the “Equipment rental & leasing, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Textainer Group to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    Head to Head Survey: Textainer Group (TGH) vs. The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Textainer Group (TGH) Upgraded by ValuEngine to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com) Financial Comparison: Textainer Group (TGH) vs. The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Aircastle (AYR) versus Textainer Group (TGH) Head-To-Head Comparison (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Comparison: Textainer Group (TGH) and Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Textainer Group stock opened at $17.85 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,019.18, a P/E ratio of 43.54 and a beta of 2.50. Textainer Group has a 1 year low of $9.60 and a 1 year high of $26.50. The company has a current ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.28.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Although Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE:TGH) and Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) are both focused on the shipping industry, they go about it in vastly different ways. Both companies were hit hard by industry downturns, but Textainer started to see a notable improvement in its container business in 2017. Teekay’s collection of ship-owning businesses in the energy sector, on the other hand, continued to struggle overall — but signs seem to point to an upturn this year. Which one is the better buy today?

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lowered its position in Textainer Group Holdings (NYSE:TGH) by 3.0% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 510,850 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 16,067 shares during the quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA’s holdings in Textainer Group were worth $8,659,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That volatility has been evident at both Textainer Group Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:TGH) and Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:NAT) in recent years. Because of that, investors need to weigh their upside in a recovering market against the downside potential before choosing either stock. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Textainer Group (NYSE:TGH) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities research analysts have also commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Textainer Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Compass Point started coverage on Textainer Group in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. They set a neutral rating and a $17.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $20.67.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Partner Communications (NASDAQ: PTNR) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Millicom (OTCMKTS: MIICF) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the health care shares rose 1.79 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR), up 8 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares surged 0.58 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 5 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 2.5 percent.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hellenic Telecom Organization (NYSE: CEL) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
    Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
    Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Source: ThinkstockMay 25, 2017: The S&P 500 closed higher on the day, up 0.4% at 2,415.00. Separately the DJIA closed up 0.3% as well at 21,081.04. The Nasdaq closed up 0.7% at 6,205.26.

The U.S. broad markets posted another record day with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hitting all-time highs on the day with the Dow in close pursuit. After breaking back above the $50 mark, crude oil came crashing back below sending oil & gas stocks much lower on the day. On the other hand, the rest of the market was incredibly positive led by the tech sector. Facebook, Microsoft, Alphabet, and Amazon were some of the biggest winners on the day and easily helped prop the markets up.

Crude oil traded massively lower on the day giving back all of its gains over the past weeks, Crude was last trading down over 5% at $48.62.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Applied Materials (AMAT) rose to the top of the S&P 500 today as semiconductor stocks rebounded from yesterday’s selloff.

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    Applied Materials gained 4.5% to $31.44 today, while the S&P 500 was little changed at 2,191.95. The SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (XSD) rose 1% to $52.80, while the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) climbed 1.6% to $68.77.

    My colleague Tiernan Rey at Barron’s Tech Trader Daily quoted B. Rileys Craig Ellis in a post today, who called the selloff yesterday an unusually attractive entry opportunity forApplied Materials andMicrochip Technology (MCHP) buyers.

    Applied Materials reported net income of $1.7 billion on sales of $10.8 billion in fiscal 2016.

     

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) is set to release its most recent quarterly results Wednesday. The consensus forecast is $0.98 in EPS and $4.12 billion in revenue. Shares ended the week at $48.08. The consensus price target is $68.50, and the 52-week range is $34.58 to $60.89.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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

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  • [By Craig Jones]

    Pete Najarian spoke on CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report" about unusually high bullish options activity in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT).

  • [By William Patalon III]

    Shares of chip-equipment leader Applied Materials Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT) have zoomed 80% since we brought them to you in May 2014.

    And they’ve jumped 8% since we re-recommended the stock back on Jan. 31.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    A final company income seekers would be wise to give a look is Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT). Applied Materials provides manufacturing equipment to semiconductor companies, meaning its business tends to be highly cyclical. If the economy is performing well, Applied Materials is probably excelling. But if semiconductor spending is down, Applied Materials is likely struggling.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Benchmark Electronics, Inc.(BHE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    How do you pick the top names in this broadly lucrative industry? I’m here to show you my three favorites in the printed circuit board market: Sanmina (NASDAQ:SANM), Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE), and TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI), each one tailor-made for a different type of investor.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: FEI Company(FEIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    FEI Company (NASDAQ: FEIC) shares were also up, gaining 14 percent to $108.00 as the company agreed to be acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) for $4.2 billion.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Textainer Group Holdings Limited(TGH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Hogue]

    There is one particular shipping company of which investors are being especially fearful, to the point of hating it. I'm talking about Textainer Group Holdings (NYSE: TGH), a container leasing company with 2.6 million 20-foot equivalent containers, the largest fleet among its peers.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Tableau Software, Inc.(DATA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    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 Monday’s regular session.

    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) Dec16 5.0 Puts Sweep: 1191 @ ASK $0.80: 1354 traded vs 102 OI: $5.32 Ref
    Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) Jul16 9.5 Puts Sweep: 1494 @ ASK $0.13: 14k traded vs 6682 OI: $10.09 Ref
    Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT) Jul16 10.0 Puts: 3536 @ ASK $0.50: 5506 traded vs 54k OI: Earnings 8/4 $22.50 Ref
    Tableau Software Inc (NYSE: DATA) Jul16 47.5 Puts Sweep: 837 @ ASK $0.30: 995 traded vs 37 OI: Earnings 8/3 $50.60 Ref
    Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX) Aug16 18.0 Puts Sweep: 532 @ ASK $0.30: 2143 traded vs 78 OI: Earnings 7/28 Before Open $22.02 Ref
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) Aug16 22.5 Puts: 719 @ ASK $1.35: 1032 traded vs 0 OI: Earnings 7/19 $22.22 Ref
    Conn's Inc (NASDAQ: CONN) Jan17 5.0 Puts Sweep: 605 @ ASK $0.85: 1355 traded vs 3132 OI: $7.16 Ref

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Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.(IDTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Analysts are expecting Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to have earned $0.47 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion in the latest quarter. Discovery Communications shares rose 0.17 percent to $29.08 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ: TMUS) to report

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE: TMUS) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter on Tuesday.
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI) agreed to acquire GigPeak Inc (NYSE: GIG) for around $250 million in cash.
    Charles River Laboratories Intl. Inc (NYSE: CRL) reported better-than-expected profit for its fourth quarter.
    Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR) posted downbeat revenue for its fourth quarter and issued a weak outlook for the current quarter.