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Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019

May 9, 2018: Markets opened higher Wednesday before dipping below the break-even line in the late morning and then taking off for a couple of hours in the afternoon to put equities on track for a decent daily gain. Energy stocks rose mostly steadily as the U.S. rejection of the Iran deal is widely believed to be quite bullish for oil prices and everything connected to black gold. Interestingly, both the dollar and 10-year Treasuries posted solid gains today as well.

WTI crude oil for June delivery settled at $71.14 a barrel, up 3% for the day after a bullish inventory report to go with the news about the Iran nuclear deal. June gold dipped less than 0.1% on the day to settle at $1,313.00. Equities were headed for a higher close about 10 minutes before the bell as the Dow traded up 0.61% for the day, the S&P 500 traded up 0.86%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 0.91%.

Bitcoin futures (XBTK8) for May delivery traded at $9,270, up about 0.5% on the CBOE after opening at $9,235 this morning. The trading range today was $8,945 to $9,370.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund, Inc.(NRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neuro (CURRENCY:NRO) traded up 23.8% against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 17:00 PM E.T. on June 1st. Over the last week, Neuro has traded up 4% against the US dollar. One Neuro coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0022 or 0.00000030 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Neuro has a market capitalization of $119,284.00 and approximately $822.00 worth of Neuro was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

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    Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund (NYSE: NRO)
    While focusing on primarily the United States, NRO also has limited retail exposure, with just 9.4% allocated to regional malls and 6.7% allocated to shopping centers for a total of just 16.1% retail exposure. For investors seeking low volatility, a 5-year chart of NRO’s share price is shockingly similar to the EKG of a cabbage, remaining in a tight band between $5 and $6 a share. The current share price is on the lower end at around $5.15, a 12% discount to NAV, and yields 10.5%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Neuro (NRO) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    SHA-256 hashing algorithm. It was first traded on May 18th, 2017. Neuro’s total supply is 55,075,678 coins and its circulating supply is 53,075,678 coins. Neuro’s official Twitter account is @neurocoinnews. The official website for Neuro is neurocoin.org.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: ProAssurance Corporation(PRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: Eaton Vance California Municipal Bond Fund(EVM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eaton Vance California Municipal Bond Fd (NYSEAMERICAN:EVM) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, June 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 22nd will be paid a dividend of 0.0395 per share by the investment management company on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $0.47 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 21st.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: Summit Midstream Partners, LP(SMLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The pipeline company reported ($0.18) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.30), MarketWatch Earnings reports. Summit Midstream Partners had a return on equity of 12.62% and a net margin of 17.59%. The business had revenue of $117.32 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $106.68 million.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    When a dividend yield gets over 10%, it’s usually a sign that the market believes a cut is coming down the pipeline. Given that Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP) and Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP) currently yield 11.6% and 14.5%, respectively, the market seems to believe that will be the case for both of those master limited partnerships. That’s why investors should steer clear of those two high-yielding stocks and instead consider Crestwood Equity Partners’ (NYSE:CEQP) much safer 7% payout.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in Summit Midstream during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $29,625,000. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its position in Summit Midstream by 1.5% during the 4th quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 415,255 shares of the pipeline company’s stock valued at $8,513,000 after purchasing an additional 6,242 shares during the period. HMI Capital LLC boosted its position in Summit Midstream by 12.7% during the 4th quarter. HMI Capital LLC now owns 5,806,686 shares of the pipeline company’s stock valued at $119,037,000 after purchasing an additional 652,422 shares during the period. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP boosted its position in Summit Midstream by 5.5% during the 4th quarter. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP now owns 3,329,950 shares of the pipeline company’s stock valued at $68,258,000 after purchasing an additional 172,380 shares during the period. Finally, Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its position in Summit Midstream by 326.0% during the 3rd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 105,399 shares of the pipeline company’s stock valued at $2,108,000 after purchasing an additional 80,660 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 50.37% of the company’s stock.

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Meanwhile, ExxonMobil’s XTO subsidiary agreed to dedicate natural gas produced from two counties in New Mexico to Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP) last July. Summit is currently investing $110 million in building out a natural gas gathering and processing system to serve new wells in that area, which should be in service this month. In addition, Summit has proposed a long-haul pipeline to move gas out of the region, which would cost up to $450 million and could help support Exxon’s growing gas output from the area.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP) insider Brad N. Graves sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.53, for a total transaction of $77,650.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 61,225 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $950,824.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Brad N. Graves Sells 5,000 Shares of Summit Midstream Partners (SMLP) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) US Capital Advisors Analysts Lift Earnings Estimates for Summit Midstream Partners (SMLP) (americanbankingnews.com) Summit Midstream Partners LP (SMLP): Shares Climb 4.56% (parkcitycaller.com) Summit Midstream Partners to Post FY2019 Earnings of $1.64 Per Share, US Capital Advisors Forecasts (SMLP) (americanbankingnews.com)

    NYSE:SMLP opened at $15.75 on Friday. Summit Midstream Partners has a one year low of $13.10 and a one year high of $24.75. The company has a quick ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05. The company has a market capitalization of $1.18 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.60 and a beta of 1.76.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: Microchip Technology Incorporated(MCHP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Microchip Technology earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.825929182511 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) had its price objective increased by Morgan Stanley from $96.00 to $97.00 in a research report report published on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has an equal weight rating on the semiconductor company’s stock.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP) had a clear crossover to the upside on May 3, when the blue predicted moving average crossed above the black simple 10-day moving average. Since then the stock is up 17 percent, while the gray candle predicting Thursday's range shows continued upside. As long as the two lines don't crossover, look for this uptrend to continue. 

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: The Hackett Group Inc.(HCKT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCKT) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $21.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: CNA Financial Corporation(CNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cna Financial (NYSE: CNA) and Atlas Financial (NASDAQ:AFH) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Prudential Financial Inc. grew its stake in CNA Financial (NYSE:CNA) by 70.8% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 331,811 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 137,500 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in CNA Financial were worth $16,375,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JPMorgan Chase restated their neutral rating on shares of Centrica (LON:CNA) in a research report released on Tuesday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on CNA. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an outperform rating on shares of Centrica in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Kepler Capital Markets decreased their price objective on shares of Centrica from GBX 190 ($2.58) to GBX 160 ($2.17) and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Centrica to an outperform rating and increased their target price for the stock from GBX 150 ($2.03) to GBX 175 ($2.37) in a research note on Monday, February 26th. HSBC lowered shares of Centrica to a reduce rating and cut their target price for the stock from GBX 150 ($2.03) to GBX 120 ($1.63) in a research note on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reissued a sell rating and set a GBX 125 ($1.70) target price on shares of Centrica in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 174.63 ($2.37).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: National CineMedia, Inc.(NCMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Twin Disc, Incorporated (NASDAQ: TWIN) shares surged 24.34 percent to close at $28.86 following Q3 earnings.
    Bioblast Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORPN) rose 21.89 percent to close at $2.45.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 20.19 percent to close at $8.75. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) rose 18.56 percent to close at $3.13 on Monday after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) gained 17.09 percent to close at $2.74.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares jumped 16.39 percent to close at $146.75 on Monday after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.45 percent to close at $27.50 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 15.23 percent to close at $6.43 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 14.53 percent to close at $7.33
    CohBar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWBR) gained 14.36 percent to close at $6.29.
    Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTPH) gained 12.69 percent to close at $3.64.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) gained 12.27 percent to close at $10.89 following Q1 results.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares climbed 9.8 percent to close at $19.05.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 4.93 percent to close at $256.89. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 3.92 percent to close at $15.63. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.

     

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    For the details of Standard General L.P.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Standard+General+L.P.

    These are the top 5 holdings of Standard General L.P.National CineMedia Inc (NCMI) – 14,387,113 shares, 83.65% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 8.59%Turning Point Brands Inc (TPB) – 455,319 shares, 9.92% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 49.13%CafePress Inc (PRSS) – 2,500,000 shares, 3.77% of the total portfolio. Emmis Communications Corp (EMMS) – 515,231 shares, 2.66% of the total portfolio. Added: Turnin

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) rose 22.5% higher in the first half of 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. It was anything but a smooth ride.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) – Barrington Research lifted their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for National CineMedia in a report released on Monday, May 7th. Barrington Research analyst J. Goss now expects that the business services provider will post earnings of $0.41 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $0.34. Barrington Research currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for National CineMedia’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.14 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.44 EPS.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) rose 29.6% in May 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. A strong first-quarter report kept this roller-coaster stock chart going with another big turn.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $155.19 after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 21.3 percent to $8.83. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) climbed 18.2 percent to $3.12 after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.6 percent to $27.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) rose 13 percent to $2.26.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) gained 11.9 percent to $7.35.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 11.8 percent to $6.24 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) shares gained 11.3 percent to $3.56.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.875.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) rose 8.7 percent to $2.9683.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) shares rose 7.4 percent to $7.40.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 7 percent to $2.88 after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 6 percent to $15.93. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 5.1 percent to $257.35. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

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Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: TAL International Group Inc.(TAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Flow Traders U.S. LLC purchased a new stake in shares of TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 6,570 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $244,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tarena International (NASDAQ: TEDU) and TAL Education (NYSE:TAL) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Trilogy Global Advisors LP cut its stake in TAL Education (NYSE:TAL) by 57.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 94,705 shares of the company’s stock after selling 126,580 shares during the quarter. Trilogy Global Advisors LP’s holdings in TAL Education were worth $3,513,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: TEGNA Inc.(TGNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    $0.35 Earnings Per Share Expected for GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock (TGNA) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Eight Stocks That Are Poised to Change Direction (finance.yahoo.com) Critical Contrast: SKY (SKYAY) & GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock (TGNA) (americanbankingnews.com) GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock (TGNA) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock Sees Unusually High Options Volume (TGNA) (americanbankingnews.com)

    GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock opened at $11.51 on Tuesday, according to Marketbeat Ratings. GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock has a twelve month low of $10.00 and a twelve month high of $15.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.08, a current ratio of 1.86 and a quick ratio of 1.86. The stock has a market cap of $2.47 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.66, a P/E/G ratio of 0.46 and a beta of 1.57.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of TEGNA Inc. (NYSE:TGNA) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the fifteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $15.10.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: SBGI) and GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock (NYSE:TGNA) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    TEGNA (TGNA) Down 2.6% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? (finance.yahoo.com) Head to Head Review: GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock (TGNA) & GRUPO TELEVISA/S (TV) (americanbankingnews.com) [$$] Fading local press raises fears for city democracy (finance.yahoo.com) TEGNA to Webcast Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call on Tuesday, August 7 (finance.yahoo.com) Brokerages Anticipate GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock (TGNA) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $516.86 Million (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. Guggenheim set a $16.00 price objective on shares of GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 12th. B. Riley lowered their price objective on shares of GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock from $17.00 to $16.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, March 20th. Barclays restated an “underweight” rating on shares of GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock in a report on Monday, March 5th. Finally, Noble Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.08.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

As the Wall Street adage warns: Stocks take the stairs up, but the elevator down. That was on full display Friday as the dreamy, parabolic rise of the “FAANGs” devolved into a bloody nightmare of a selloff, with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) giving back nearly 4%.

The rest of the market held it together thanks to boost a rise in Treasury yields provided to financial stocks.

In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.4%, the S&P 500 lost 0.1%, the Nasdaq Composite lost 1.8% (worst day since last June) and the Russell 2000 gained 0.4%. Treasury bonds weakened, the dollar strengthened, gold lost 0.6% and oil gained 0.4%.

Breadth was positive with 1.7 decliners for every advancer while volume was heavy, at 112% of the NYSE’s 30-day average. Energy stocks led the way with a 2.5% gain while tech stocks fell 2.7% as a group.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Dover Corporation(DOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) was at $75.19 at the end of 2016 and the firm has a $85.00 price objective. This is 13% in implied upside for Dover, before considering its 2.3% dividend yield.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) which rose about 4% to $103.82. The stocks 52-week range is $76.23 to $109.06. Volume was 4.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.(SWKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Shares rose 6.3% after hours to $159.50, and made fresh highs. They’re now up 37% on the year. iPhone/iPad suppliers also got a boost: Cirrus Logic Inc. (CRUS)  rose 4.2% to $65.70, Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS)  rose 3.1% to $107.50, Qorvo Inc.  (QRVO) rose 2.7% to $69.90, Jabil Inc.  (JBL) rose 1.2% to $30.78 and Broadcom Ltd. (AVGO)  rose 2.8% to $255.40.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after beating first-quarter earnings forecasts, and offering above-consensus second-quarter guidance.

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    Skyworks Solutions gained 13% to $88.67, while the S&P 500 rose 0.3% to 2,271.31.

    Oppenheimer’s Rick Schafer and team argue that Skyworks’ “growth [is] back on track.” They explain:

    We expect Skyworks to deliver above-market growth driven by 1) continued smartphone content gains; 2) China share gains through strengthening baseband partnerships and demand for integrated (vs. discrete) RF solutions; 3) seasonal uptick at Samsung; and 4) continued double-digit RF complexity increases. With its “one-stop-shop” systems-level approach, we seeSkyworks uniquely positioned to benefit from rising RF content. We reiterate Outperform and raise PT to $105 from $100.

    Skyworks Solutions’ market capitalization rose to $16.5 billion today from $14.6 billion yesterday.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    More importantly, Apple could build around 120 million new iPhones this year as compared to 89 million units of the iPhone 7/7S in 2016 — according to Mizuho. This is great news for the other companies in Cupertino’s supply chain — such as Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS), Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO), and Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ:CY) — as they won’t have to wait until the second half of the year to bask in iPhone-driven glory.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Wednesday was Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) which traded up about 2.55% at $55.12. The stock’s 52-week range is $52.97 to $66.41. Volume was about 30% below the daily average of around 13 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Kumar Abhishek]

    The lower number of patient starts and rising competition has been a major worry for Gilead Sciences Inc. Most of the patients with serious Hep-C conditions have already been cured.It is estimated that more than 1 million Hep-C patients have been cured worldwide. And the entry of competitively priced drugs will further dent the growth of this segment. Gilead’s HCV drugs are facing tough competition from Merck (NYSE:MRK), AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY). For example, initially, the price difference between Merck’s treatment plan and Gilead’s plan was a whopping $40,000. The rising competition is also impacting the HCV segment’s margins.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) is set to report its fourth-quarter results on Friday. The consensus estimates are EPS of $0.94 and $10.5 billion in revenue. The share price was last seen at $62.04. The consensus price target is $66.86, and the 52-week range is $53.63 to $66.80.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) traded down 1.51% at $60.24. The stock’s 52-week range is $47.97 to $65.46. Volume was nearly 20% lower than the daily average of around 11 million shares. The company had no specific news Thursday.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: TEGNA Inc.(TGNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Tegna Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) which traded down 6.3% at $22.03. The stocks 52-week range is $17.91 to $26.65. Volume was 8.6 million versus the daily average of 2.2 million shares.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tegna Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) dropped 2.5% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $14.32 after closing at $14.68 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $26.65. Volume was about 7.1 million, approaching double the daily average of around 3.8 million shares. The company had no specific news, but is still feeling the effects of its spin-off of Cars.com.

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Brean Capital has downgraded TAL Education Group (ADR) (NYSE: XRS) to Hold from Buy on greater-than-expected margin pressures.

TAL Education reported fourth-quarter non-GAAP operating margin of 14.4 percent, down from 16.4 percent a year ago. Gross margin also declined to 49.3 percent from 52 percent last year.

good stock buys: Sonic Automotive Inc.(SAH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Armour Residential REIT Inc. (NYSE: ARR), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), PJT Partners Inc. (NYSE; PJT), Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH)and Tandy Leather Factory Inc. (NASDAQ: TLF).

good stock buys: Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V.(VLRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    In addition to Southwest, Alaska Air, and JetBlue, Mexican ultra-low cost carriers (ULCCs)Volaris (NYSE:VLRS) and VivaAerobus requested numerous slots in Mexico City. However, the DOT showed a strong preference for the U.S. carriers’ requests. In fact, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Air, and JetBlue Airways each received all of the slots they wanted.

good stock buys: Pilbara Minerals Limited (PILBF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The question now is more about speed of EV implementation. On the supply side, it has been great to see LAC, Pilbara Minerals (OTCPK:PILBF) and Altura Mining (OTCPK:ALTAF) get funding, but the continued issues with Albemarle’s (NYSE:ALB) LaNegra II expansion and Orocobre (OTCPK:OROCF) ramping up to Phase 1 capacity of 17,500 tonnes/year of lithium carbonate are further evidence that lithium projects take time and have considerable execution risk.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The other producing lithium miners, and soon to be producers. I have discussed these previously in detail here, here and here. Needless to say, the top 3 producers are non-pure plays (SQM (NYSE:SQM), Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC)). The top pure play currently producing miners are Orocobre (ASX:ORE) (OTCPK:OROCF), Tianqi Lithium (SHE:002466), Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, Galaxy Resources, Mineral Resources [ASX:MIN] (OTC:MALRF), and Neometals [ASX:NMT] (OTC:RRSSF). The near-term producers include Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTCPK:ALTAF), Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) (OTC:PILBF), Kidman Resources (ASX:KDR), Critical Elements, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) [TSX:NMX], Lithium Americas (OTCQX:LACDF) [TSX:LAC], Lithium X (OTCQX:LIXXF) (TSXV:LIX), Neo Lithium, and Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) [TSXV:BCN], Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [AAL], European Metals (OTCPK:MNTCF, ASX:EMH, AIM:EMH) and Pure Energy (OTCQB:PEMIF) [PE].

good stock buys: TEGNA Inc.(TGNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Tegna Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) which traded down 6.3% at $22.03. The stocks 52-week range is $17.91 to $26.65. Volume was 8.6 million versus the daily average of 2.2 million shares.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tegna Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) dropped 2.5% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $14.32 after closing at $14.68 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $26.65. Volume was about 7.1 million, approaching double the daily average of around 3.8 million shares. The company had no specific news, but is still feeling the effects of its spin-off of Cars.com.

good stock buys: Freshpet, Inc.(FRPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Blue Buffalo Pet Products roughly back up to its IPO close for retail investors while fresh pet food peer Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) isstill below IPO levels and pet stocksCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) andPetmed Express (NASDAQ: PETS) have been much stronger performers in the pet sector after PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) was acquired by a private equity group:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) shares shot up 25 percent to $10.36. Freshpet reported a Q2 loss of $0.10 per share on revenue of $33 million.

    Shares of Lantheus Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LNTH) got a boost, shooting up 50 percent to $5.84 as the company reported strong Q2 results.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express giving a steady performance before jolting higher this yearand pet stock peerCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) also being agood performer while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

good stock buys: iShares MSCI Europe Financials Sector Index Fund(EUFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Investors looking to set up a pair trade to capitalize on the divergent paths of U.S. and European banks should consider going long the iShares Dow Jones US Financial (ETF) (NYSE: IYF) and short the Ishares MSCI Europe Fincls Sctr Indx Fd (NASDAQ: EUFN).