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Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd decreased its position in shares of Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) by 90.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 12,100 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 114,167 shares during the period. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in Chico’s FAS were worth $110,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of CHS. Elkfork Partners LLC acquired a new position in Chico’s FAS during the 4th quarter worth about $124,000. Element Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Chico’s FAS during the 1st quarter worth about $139,000. Royal Bank of Canada lifted its stake in Chico’s FAS by 208.2% during the 1st quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 18,186 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $164,000 after acquiring an additional 12,286 shares in the last quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB acquired a new position in Chico’s FAS during the 4th quarter worth about $167,000. Finally, Asset Management One Co. Ltd. acquired a new position in Chico’s FAS during the 1st quarter worth about $184,000. 95.39% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Medidata Solutions, Inc.(MDSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Jabil Circuit Inc.(JBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mackay Shields LLC acquired a new stake in Jabil (NYSE:JBL) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 743,100 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $21,349,000.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    And the licensing deal with Jabil (NYSE: JBL), which makes GoPro cameras, to have the camera tech added into third-party devices, expands the window of opportunity further.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, Jabil (NYSE:JBL) stumbled following an analyst’s negative comments, and Canada Goose Holdings (NYSE:GOOS) soared after posting a stunningly good quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natixis decreased its holdings in shares of Jabil Inc (NYSE:JBL) by 35.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 12,664 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 6,862 shares during the quarter. Natixis’ holdings in Jabil were worth $364,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Facebook, Inc.(FB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    In many ways, Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) Instagram property is among the most exciting and promising growth avenues the social media conglomerate has going for it. The popular photo- and video-sharing service is now estimated to represent over a sixth of Facebook’s entire market cap, for instance. From ramping ad sales to e-commerce to IGTV, Instagram has no shortage of levers it can pull going forward to monetize its 1 billion users.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Wednesday.

    The social media company reported Q1 EPS of $1.69 vs. $1.35 estimates and sales of $11.97 billion vs. $11.41 billion estimates. Q1 MAUs came in just ahead of estimates at 2.2 billion.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has reshuffled management as it tries to pull its way out of the scandal involving the use of member information by a firm that may have attempted to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. Perhaps just as important was a major shift in the composition and duties of members of the Facebook board of directors.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    The Mirage Solo is the second stand-alone VR headset to be launched this month afterFacebook’s (NASDAQ:FB)Oculus Go. These two headsets might initially seem similar, but they’re actually quite different.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    It’s now been over a year and a half since social networking juggernaut Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) rolled out Marketplace, its second shot at local commercethat competes with Craigslist as a classifieds service. Much like Craigslist, Marketplace is merely a listing service and does not directly facilitate the transaction or process payments, which both limits its liability because Facebook plays a limited role and reduces its monetization potential since the company is not entitled to a cut of transactions.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Datawatch Corporation(DWCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, the information technology shares surged 0.29 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), up 12 percent, and Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ: DWCH) up 6 percent.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    TripAdvisor’s (NASDAQ:TRIP) 62% spike makes it the fifth-best performer on the S&P 500 to date. The travel booking giant has delivered plenty of good news to investors lately. In February it announced that it had ended a brutal streak of profitability declines in its core hotel booking business even as management promised stronger earnings ahead. Executives delivered on that goal with a solid first-quarter report that sent shares soaring by 39% in May. To keep the good times rolling, TripAdvisor will need to show that it can sustain its sales growth even as it slashes spending in key areas like marketing.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Echelon Corporation(ELON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Echelon Co. (NASDAQ:ELON) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $4.07 and last traded at $4.18, with a volume of 9600 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.31.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Echelon (NASDAQ: ELON) and Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR) and Echelon (NASDAQ:ELON) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

Apple is promising free repairs for faulty MacBook keyboards after waves of complaints about malfunctions.

The company said it has “determined that a small percentage” of MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards may have misfiring keys that unexpectedly repeat or do not produce characters or have keys that feel “sticky.”

The company’s own technicians or authorized service providers can provide the remedy. It may include replacing one or more keys or the entire keyboard, Apple says.

Laptops eligible for free service include certain 12″ to 15″ laptops made between early 2015 and 2017. A full list of models can be found here.

Apple says customers who have one of the affected laptops and already paid for a repair can contact the company for a refund.

Reports of issues with Apple’s butterfly-style keyboards, first introduced on the MacBook in 2015, have been common online.

Apple said the butterfly design was 40% slimmer than older versions and would provide more precision. But tech site The Verge has called the keyboards “famously problematic.” A piece from the online publication The Outline also declared: “the new MacBook keyboard is ruining my life.”

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion after the closing bell. Booking Holdings shares gained 0.99 percent to $2,183.00 in after-hours trading.
    Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday. Tripadvisor shares climbed 20.55 percent to $46.75 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) to have earned $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion in the latest quarter. Anheuser-Busch will release earnings before the markets open. Anheuser-Busch shares gained 0.77 percent to $99.00 in after-hours trading.
    Extreme Networks, Inc (NASDAQ: EXTR) reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance. Extreme Networks shares fell 28.51 percent to $8.40 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the opening bell, Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion. Ameren shares dropped 2.78 percent to close at $56.91 on Tuesday.

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  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    There are many reasons an investor might be attracted to TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) stock. It boasts an enviable position in the online hotel booking space, after all, and the travel specialist is cultivating new business lines that might soon become significant revenue streams in their own rights.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:TRIP) by 16.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 633,261 shares of the travel company’s stock after purchasing an additional 87,859 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned 0.46% of Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock worth $25,895,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:TRIP) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor acquired 6,024 shares of the travel company’s stock, valued at approximately $246,000.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Datawatch Corporation(DWCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, the information technology shares surged 0.29 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), up 12 percent, and Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ: DWCH) up 6 percent.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: MicroStrategy Incorporated(MSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    The new partnership sounds similar to one that Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Waymo inked withFiat Chrysler a while back, which was just recently extended, with Waymo agreeing to purchase “thousands” morePacifica hybrid minivans. One of the most practical applications for autonomous cars will be shuttling larger groups of people, which is why some companies are focusing on minivan form factors.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Much of the progress in the space has been made, unsurprisingly, by big tech companies andAlphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google is a prime example. Google positioned itself prominently by purchasing the Nest smart thermostat company in 2014, introducing new smart devices through that brand, and by releasing its own smart speakers, called Home, to control other connected devices around the home.

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    Because SpaceX is a private company, we can’t buy shares in it. The closest we can get is via a publicly traded company that has invested in it, like Alphabet (GOOGL)  or Fidelity funds. This also means we don’t have open access to its financials. That makes evaluating the company rather difficult, although it’s plain as day to see its disruptions. Its competitors include Boeing Co (BA)  , Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT)  and among others, Blue Origin, a company founded by Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.  

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.(LTRPA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LTRPA) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,070,644 shares, an increase of 47.7% from the May 15th total of 1,402,097 shares. Currently, 2.9% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 839,315 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.5 days.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 31 percent to $12.10 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 34 percent to $15.3628 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 30 percent to $12.05 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 26 percent to $14.48 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 32 percent to $12.175 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 27 percent to $14.60 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: TransAct Technologies Incorporated(TACT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) and TransAct Technologies (NASDAQ:TACT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: 58.com Inc.(WUBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    21Vianet Group (NASDAQ: VNET) and 58.com (NYSE:WUBA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.73 billion.
    McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $3.56 per share on revenue of $51.25 billion.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.39 per share on revenue of $8.00 billion.
    Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.39 billion.
    Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $291.47 million.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $841.75 million.
    The Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE: TD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $6.86 billion.
    Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.61 per share on revenue of $8.05 billion.
    58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $372.49 million.
    Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE: LXFT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $228.53 million.
    The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $916.73 million.
    StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ: GASS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $37.75 million.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: THR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $96.24 million.
    Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ: TOUR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.03 per share on revenue of $76.72 million.

     

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sabre (NASDAQ: SABR) and 58.com (NYSE:WUBA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    58.com (NYSE:WUBA) was downgraded by TheStreet from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    US Bancorp DE cut its stake in 58.com Inc (NYSE:WUBA) by 23.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,088 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 646 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in 58.com were worth $167,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: ServiceNow, Inc.(NOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors sold shares of ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) on strength during trading hours on Thursday following insider selling activity. $69.52 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $101.61 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $32.09 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, ServiceNow had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. ServiceNow traded up $3.23 for the day and closed at $168.73Specifically, Director Susan L. Bostrom sold 19,673 shares of ServiceNow stock in a transaction on Friday, February 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $142.24, for a total transaction of $2,798,287.52. Following the transaction, the director now owns 7,079 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,006,916.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Frank Slootman sold 100,000 shares of ServiceNow stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $146.27, for a total value of $14,627,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 201,776 shares in the company, valued at approximately $29,513,775.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 621,172 shares of company stock worth $98,285,013. 3.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

  • [By ]

    In addition, Corvex Management’s Keith Meister reported owning new significant stakes in Intercontinental Exchange Inc. ( (ICE) ), Microsoft Corp.  (MSFT) , Monsanto Co. (MON) , Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) , Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) and Servicenow Inc. (NOW)

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    With that in mind, let’s look closer at ServiceNow Inc. (Nasdaq: NOW)…

    The company formed in San Diego in 2004 when a group of techies and surfers banded together with a simple mission. They wanted to make the complex and all-consuming tasks of running an IT department easy to manage from the cloud.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This red-hot momentum stock has had an outstanding year. ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW) develops and sells a hosted, subscription-based suite of services designed to automate various IT department functions, such as help desk, operations management and change/release management.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cabot Wealth Management Inc. purchased a new stake in ServiceNow Inc (NYSE:NOW) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 12,505 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,069,000.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another red-hot momentum stock that has had an outstanding year.ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW) develops and sells a hosted, subscription-based suite of services designed to automate various IT department functions, such as help desk, operations management and change/release management.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.(MRVL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ETRADE Capital Management LLC raised its position in Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) by 51.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 59,214 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 20,122 shares during the period. ETRADE Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Marvell Technology Group were worth $1,243,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Last year the company announced a bold $6 billion bid to buy Cavium.Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a fabless supplier of mixed-signal and analog semiconductor products to a number of storage, computing and communication applications, including hard disk drives, personal computers, servers, Ethernet switches, printers and connectivity markets.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) is expected to post its most recent quarterly results Thursday as well. The consensus estimates are $0.31 in EPS and $610.99 million in revenue. Shares ended the week at $23.42 apiece. The consensus price target is $27.26, and the 52-week range is $14.58 to $24.22.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company has made a bold $6 billion bid to buy Cavium.Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a fabless supplier of mixed signal and analog semiconductor products to a number of storage, computing and communication applications, including hard disk drives, personal computers, servers, Ethernet switches, printers and connectivity markets.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: CommVault Systems, Inc.(CVLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLT) VP Brian Carolan sold 5,484 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.90, for a total transaction of $394,299.60. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 102,796 shares in the company, valued at $7,391,032.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By ]

    In addition, Elliott Management, which often pushes for M&A and other strategic transactions at targeted companies, made investments in EQT Corp. (EQT) , CommVault Systems Inc. (CVLT) , Sabre Corp. (SABR) , Teradyne Inc. (TER)  and Windstream Holdings Inc. (WIN)

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Cyndee Weston can barely remember the last time she didn’t have to switch health plans during an Affordable Care Act sign-up season. By her count, she has been on five plans in five years.

Every fall, after she has spent months figuring out her insurance plan’s deductibles, doctor networks, list of covered drugs and other fine print, she receives notice that the policy will be canceled as of Dec. 31.

Because her job doesn’t come with insurance, “it’s agonizing going through all the plans and trying to compare,” said Weston, 55, who has diabetes and a history of melanoma. “Every year it’s the same scenario: ‘We’re not going to renew your policy.'”

Under the market-based system set up by the ACA, individuals are encouraged to “shop around” each year to find insurance that better suits their medical needs and income. In fact like Weston, a trade association executive in Sulphur, Okla. they are often forced to do so when plans drop out of the local market or eliminate preferred hospitals and doctors from the network.

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Spark Therapeutics, Inc.(ONCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors acquired 551 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 884% compared to the average volume of 56 put options.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Sean Williams, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    So, which biotech stocks should you consider buying in June? That’s a question we posed to three of our healthcare-focused investors. Interestingly enough, mid-cap biotech stocks are the clear flavor of the month. If biotech is on your radar in June, our investors suggest you consider Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS), Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE), and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY).

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Here’s what you need to know about the catalysts that could send these stocks soaring, or plummeting, in the third quarter.

    Company Market Cap Incoming Catalyst
    Spark Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCE) $3.09 billion Clinical trial results
    Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZGNX) $1.56 billion Clinical trial results
    Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PGNX) $593 million PDUFA date

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE)‘s stock had its “market perform” rating reiterated by Leerink Swann in a research report issued on Monday, The Fly reports. They currently have a $74.00 price objective on the biotechnology company’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $55.00. Leerink Swann’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 4.71% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    FIL Ltd cut its stake in Spark Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ONCE) by 9.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 79,134 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after selling 8,084 shares during the period. FIL Ltd owned approximately 0.21% of Spark Therapeutics worth $5,270,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc.(NWBO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Northwest Biotherapeutics (OTC:NWBO) presented underwhelming preliminary data from a late-stage study of DCVax-L in brain cancer.

    Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) amended to extend the Early Tender Deadline and the Expiration Date for each Exchange Offer announced earlier.

  • [By ]

    The last time we left Northwest Biotherapeutics (OTC:NWBO), I stated in a fairly cautious article that there are persistent risks associated with an investment in this company. Back in November, I did not feel that the benefits outweighed the risks for this small cap equity.

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Dawson Geophysical Company(DWSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dawson Geophysical (NASDAQ:DWSN) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dawson Geophysical (NASDAQ:DWSN) was upgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion after the closing bell. Booking Holdings shares gained 0.99 percent to $2,183.00 in after-hours trading.
    Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday. Tripadvisor shares climbed 20.55 percent to $46.75 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) to have earned $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion in the latest quarter. Anheuser-Busch will release earnings before the markets open. Anheuser-Busch shares gained 0.77 percent to $99.00 in after-hours trading.
    Extreme Networks, Inc (NASDAQ: EXTR) reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance. Extreme Networks shares fell 28.51 percent to $8.40 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the opening bell, Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion. Ameren shares dropped 2.78 percent to close at $56.91 on Tuesday.

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market jumped on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing up by triple digits and other major benchmarks following suit with similar-sized gains. Attention once again focused on the oil market, where prices rebounded to climb to new multiyear highs above $71 per barrel. Investors seem to see oil’s strength as indicating stronger levels of economic activity, choosing not to fear any adverse pressure on prices that could result from higher costs for consumers and businesses that rely on energy products. Good news from several individual companies also helped keep sentiment positive. Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ:AAXN), TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP), and iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    TripAdvisor’s(NASDAQ:TRIP) business is barely growing, but Wall Street couldn’t be happier. The online travel booking specialist’s stock jumped over 20% immediately following its first-quarter earnings report that showed a 2% sales uptick while earnings fell 62% to $5 million.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    If you looked at the recent stock performances of TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) and Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG), TripAdvisor has been, by far, the better investment. But zooming out to look at their respective price changes over the last several years tells a much different story.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Amedica Corporation (NASDAQ: AMDA) rose 31.3 percent to $4.11 in pre-market trading after climbing 181.98 percent on Tuesday.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 18.7 percent to $13.65 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 18.6 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 15 percent to $2.08 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 9.8 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDEV) shares rose 8.1 percent to $21.06 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares rose 6.8 percent to $3.44 in pre-market trading following Q1 beat.
    Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) rose 6.7 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after surging 25.37 percent on Tuesday.
    KBS Fashion Group Limited (NASDAQ: KBSF) rose 6.4 percent to $5.84 in pre-market trading after jumping 9.36 percent on Tuesday.
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) rose 6.6 percent to $8.26 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 6.3 percent to $82.00 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) rose 5.8 percent to $38.43 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) rose 5.2 percent to $30.62 in pre-market trading.

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Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: J & J Snack Foods Corp.(JJSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of J & J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now

Investment company Harbour Capital Advisors, LLC buys Amazon.com, Alphabet, Intuit, Target, Micron Technology, Eli Lilly and Co, Citizens Financial Group, Alibaba Group Holding, Equifax, Alphabet, sells Gogo, Apple, Vanguard Total Stock Market, Broadcom, PDC Energy during the 3-months ended 2016-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Harbour Capital Advisors, LLC. As of 2016-12-31, Harbour Capital Advisors, LLC owns 163 stocks with a total value of $135 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: INTU, TGT, MU, CFG, BABA, EFX, TTM, CRTO, GPK, HDS, Added Positions: AMZN, GOOG, LLY, GOOGL, VBK, CVE, EWW, DY, V, KHC, Reduced Positions: VTI, IWF, SLB, DG, DAL, CVS, LAD, PAGP, SFM, FDX, Sold Out: GOGO, AAPL, AVGO, PDCE, T, ARMK, VWO, NXPI, FANG, WDC,

For the details of Harbour Capital Advisors, LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Harbour+Capital+Advisors%2C+LLC

These are the top 5 holdings of Harbour Capital Advisors, LLCChevron Corp (CVX) – 57,856 shares, 5.04% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.69%iShares Russell 1000 Value (IWD) – 43,240 shares, 3.58% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.8%iShares Russell 1000 Growth (IWF) – 37,853 shares, 2.94% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 15.04%JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) – 31,329 shares, 2% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.14%iShares Russell 1000 (IWB) – 20,025 shares, 1.84% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.96%New Purchase: Intuit Inc (INTU)

Harbour Capital Advisors, LLC initiated holdings in Intuit Inc. The purchase prices were between $105.28 and $118.39, with an estimated average price of $111.97. The stock is now traded at around $123.18. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 0.34%. The holdings were 4,036 shares as of 2016-12-31.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: The ExOne Company(XONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) rose by 1.6% to 2.38 million shares. About 22.1% of the company’s shareswere short. ExOne’s share price fell by nearly 13% in the two weeks. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.60 to $16.15, and shares closed at $11.11 on Friday, down about 0.7% for the day. Days to cover fell from 17 to 13.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Voxeljet AGalong with other small cap 3D printing stocks like ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE), 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys, Ltd (NASDAQ: SSYS) all peaking around 2013-2014, but also showing some signs of life in recent months:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) fell by 1.7% to 1.86 million shares. About 19.8% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price jumped by about 14.2% in the period. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.72 to $14.43, and shares closed at $10.39 on Wednesday, up about 1.6% for the day. Days to cover rose from eight to 11.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Stratasys, Ltd along with other small cap 3D printing stocks like 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD), ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE)and Voxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) all peaking a few years and all showing some signs of stabilization over the past year:

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Immunomedics, Inc.(IMMU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Immunomedics, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMMU) saw its shares rise after the firm sent out a letter to shareholders imploring them to vote for its director nominees at the upcoming annual stockholders meeting on February 16. The board of directors is making this request because it is currently waging a proxy contest with venBio SelectAdvisor.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Transdigm Group Incorporated(TDG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    TransDigm Group (TDG) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after beating earnings and sales forecasts.

    Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

    TransDigm gained 6.5% to $245.88 today, while the S&P 500 finished little changed at2,293.08.

    TransDigm reported a profit of $2.57, beating forecasts for$2.47, on sales of $814 million, topping the Street consensus for $804.5 million.

    TransDigm’s market capitalization rose to $13.1 billion today from $12.3 billion yesterday.

  • [By Mitchell Clark]

     This firm is not a household name. This Cleveland-based company, in the aerospace parts business, has approximately $12.0 billion in market capitalization on the stock market.

    TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) doesn’t pay a regular dividend, but often pays out one-time, special dividends. In the past, they’ve been pretty hefty.

    Selling pumps, motors, power systems, and basically anything you can image that’s part of an aircraft, TDG’s been growing its financial results at a good clip.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    TransDigm Group (TDG) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after Citron Research doubled down on its assertion that the company is a manufacturing version of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX).

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    TransDigm Groupdropped 4.2% to $231.37, while the S&P 500 rose 0.3% to 2,372.60.

    From Citron’s report on TransDigm:

    Citron predicts that after this report makes its rounds, TransDigms (NYSE:TDG) days of exploiting and deceiving the Federal Government are numbered.

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals has recently hit prices lower than some ever thought was imaginable. As Citron observes today, at $12 per share, that stock is down over 95% from its highs just months prior to Citrons reporting on Philidor. The questions then turn to: How did so many smart people get it so wrong? and When could this possibly happen again?”

    While we are sure there will be many books written on these questions, we can narrow it down to a small checklist. The smart money got Valeant wrong by:

    Disregarding a roiling political climate disrupting “business as
    usual” Underestimating the financial frailty of a roll up Discounting the dangers of a small customer base (PBMs) Putting too much trust in the companys CEO…

    All points in the above checklist apply directly to TransDigm.

    TransDigm Group’s market capitalization fell to $12.2 billion today from $12.8 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $583 million on sales of $3.2 billion in 2016.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    TransDigm (TDG) sunk to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after its earnings topped the Street consensus but its guidance disappointed.

    Shares of TransDigm fell 7.1% to $$252.96 today, while the S&P 500 finished little changed.

    TransDigm reported a profit of $3.29 a share, better than the $3.20 expect by analysts, on sales of$875.2 million, below forecasts for $884.26 million. Worse still, the airplane-part manufacturer said it would earn $11.84 to $12.12 a share in fiscal 2017, below forecasts for$12.80.

    TransDigm’s market cap fell to $13.5 billion today, from $14.5 billion on Friday.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Transdigm Group Inc. (NYSE: TDG) had a director at the company step in and buy stock in a big way last week. That director purchased a total of 91,000 shares of the stock at prices ranging from $247.16 to $247.89. The total for the trade came in near $22.7 million.The company designs, produces and supplies aircraft components in the United States. Its stock closed trading last Friday at $251.488.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway were big buyers this week, as they added shares of aircraft components maker Transdigm Group Inc. (NYSE: TDG), forwhich they also serve as a director. Berkshire Hathaway bought 104,967 shares of the stock at prices that ranged from $231.18 to $234.40 per share. The total for the trade came in at a massive $25 million. The shares closed trading last Friday at $240.05, so the timing looks good. The 52-week trading range for the stock is $214.65 to $294.38. The Wall Street consensus price target is pegged at $295.24.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    When we compare the energy sectors recent run to the S&P 500, its not even close. The Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSE:XLE) has jumped more than 25% since Sept. 1. The S&P is up a 15% over the same timeframe.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Joe Tigay spoke on Bloomberg Markets about his trading strategy in Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (NYSE: XLE).

    He said crude oil has been trading between $50 and $55 lately and every time it drops close to $50, domestic supply decreases and the price moves higher. He believes crude oil could move higher from its current price level and he wants to set up a bullish strategy. He wants to buy Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) shares and sell the April $73 call for $1.40.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday, ExxonMobil (XOM) reported earnings that didn’t do much to excite investors, and today its shares are falling again, making my bearish call from Jan. 14 look better and better. Strategas Research Partners’ Chris Verrone and team note that Exxon–the largest stock in the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) with a 16% weighting–continues to weigh on the energy sector:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of ExxonMobil have advanced 0.8% to $81.89 at 2:02 p.m. today, while the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) has advanced 0.4% to $68.07.

     

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Online travel stock Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) reportedQ1 2017 earnings after the market closed on Tuesday with shares up in afterhours /premarket trading. Q1 revenue rose 6% (or 7% on a constant currency basis) to $372 million as hotel revenue grew 4% to $314 million and non-hotel revenue rose 18% to $58 million.Net income was $13 million versus $29 million. Key business metrics cited in the earnings report included:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Angie’s List basically back to breakeven while other online review stocks like small cap Yelp Inc (NYSE: YELP) and mid cap Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) have performed a bit better with mid capacquirer IAC has been a better performer:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

    Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

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

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

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

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) to report quarterly earnings at $0.10 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion before the opening bell. Avon Products shares rose 2.39 percent to $6.00 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) to report quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.44 billion before the opening bell. MGM shares rose 1.01 percent to $29.90 in after-hours trading.
    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported better-than-expected results for its second quarter and raised its quarterly dividend to $0.29 per share. Cisco shares rose 2.13 percent to $33.52 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $2.01 billion. Dean Foods shares rose 0.49 percent to $20.55 in after-hours trading.
    Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) posted weaker-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Wednesday. Tripadvisor shares dropped 5.60 percent to $49.75 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) to have earned $0.77 per share on revenue of $3.42 billion in the latest quarter. Waste Management will release earnings before the markets open. Waste Management shares rose 2.27 percent to $72.97 in after-hours trading.

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc.(JAZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) has jumped 6.3% to $149.45 after settling a patent dispute.

    CarMax (KMX) gained 2.4% to $58 after beating earnings and sales forecasts.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    In December, I included Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) in a list of the three top healthcare stocks investors were overlooking. At that time, I noted that the biotech stock could be a diamond in the rough with its promising pipeline and low valuation.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    The earnings report summarized the following recent milestones:

    The formation of a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to provide expert guidance and insight as the Company advances towards product commercialization. in October, Pfenex announced the hiring of Steven Sandoval as Chief Manufacturing Officer.Steven has over 25 years of commercial biopharmaceutical engineering and operations experience, specializing in commercial operations, facility design and licensure of large scale biopharmaceutical commercial manufacturing facilities. Following the announcement in August of the positive Phase 1 trial data for Pfenex’s recombinant anthrax vaccine, discussions with BARDA have been progressing. Pfenex anticipates initiating the PF708 pivotal clinical program by year end. Pfenex entered into a collaboration with Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) on multiple hematology/oncology product candidates in July. Regulatory feedback for PF529, Pfenex’s biosimilar candidate to Neulasta (pegfilgrastim), is expected by the end of 2016 and following that feedback, the development path and potential timeline will be outlined.

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  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) is trading up nearly 9% Thursday, thanks to its settlement with Hikma Pharmaceuticals over the firms patent dispute.

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    As part of the agreement, Hikma will get to sell a generic version of the drug in question, narcolepsy treatment Xyrem, in 2023, for up to five years, while Jazz will get royalties on those sales.

    Janney Montgomery Scotts Ken Trbovich upgraded the shares from Neutral to Buy on the news, and also increased his price target from $138 to $175. From his note:

    While this comes about three years earlier than previous settlements with other generic filers, it eliminates the risk of an earlier launch. Six months thereafter Hikma may launch its own generic and others may potentially be able to launch as well. Importantly, Jazz will receive a meaningful royalty on sales, retain the right to launch its own AG, and can authorize other AGs after the initial 6-month Hikma period.

    Jazz shares are up 8.9% to $153.2o at recent check.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Helen of Troy Limited(HELE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Helen of Troy (HELE) is trading lower Friday, after reporting a mixed first quarter.

    The personal care products company said it earned $1.27 a share on revenue that rose 0.8% to $347.9 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.17 per share on revenue of $356.1 million. Gross profit margin increased 2.3 percentage points to 43.8%, while cash flow from operations climbed from $37.8 million in the year ago period to $41.7 million.

    For the full year, Helen of Troy expects to earn between $5.85 to $6.35 a share on revenue of $1.57 billion to $1.62 billion. Analysts are modeling for earnings of $6.12 a share on revenue of $1.6 billion. However the company also warned that it expects a decline in sales for its nutritional supplement division.

    Jefferies Trevor Young reiterated a Buy rating and $114 price target on the stock today:

    Despite the 1Q revenue miss and ~30bps (~$4m) expected incremental FX headwinds, management maintained its FY revenue and adjusted EPS guidance (GAAP EPS came down $0.23 on the high and low end due to $6.6m of after tax non-cash asset impairment and patent litigation charges). Embedded in this guidance is the assumption of beauty coming in at the low end of the previous -7% to -12% range, and nutritional declining MSD (vs. flat to LSD positive growth previously). We believe this implies that housewares (MSD positive growth guidance previously) and health & home (LSD positive growth previously) would have to perform incrementally better than prior expectations, which we view as a positive.

    The shares are down 3.3% to $99.31 in recent trading.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Meritage Corporation(MTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    WhenMeritage Homes Corp(NYSE:MTH) last reported earnings to wrap up fiscal 2016, it left investors with reason to be concerned. The company finished the year with strong 15% home-closing revenue growth in the fourth quarter, 19% home-closing revenue growth for the full year, and a 15% jump in earnings per share for the year. Unfortunately, the homebuilder reported that its unit sales, and that its backlog of homes on order, were down from the year-ago period in the fourth quarter — not a positive metric considering the general strength of the new homes market and the company’s success in expanding and growing in recent years.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Paychex Inc.(PAYX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter on Wednesday.

    Paychex posted Q3 earnings of $0.56 per share on revenue of $795.8 million. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.54 per share on revenue of $799.0 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $751.52 million. Paychex shares rose 1.10 percent to close at $56.14 on Wednesday.
    Wall Street expects Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) to post a quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $2.95 billion. Micron shares rose 0.76 percent to $13.29 in after-hours trading.
    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter and issued a weak outlook. Pier 1 Imports shares dropped 6.07 percent to $5.11 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) to have earned $0.74 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion in the latest quarter. McCormick shares fell 0.59 percent to $102.10 in after-hours trading.

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    Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $1.81 billion.
    ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $751.52 million.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $2.95 billion.
    McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share.
    Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHN) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $356.41 million.
    Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE: FC) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $49.89 million.
    Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.99 per share on revenue of $148.43 million.

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  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.50 per share on revenue of $751.20 million.

    UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $362.62 million.

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    Wednesday brings earnings from General Mills (GIS) , which will likely be disappointing, Paychex (PAYX) , which will likely be good, and an analyst meeting from Cisco Systems (CSCO) , which needs to show investors it still has more growth ahead.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Grow Solutions Holdings, Inc. (GRSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Grow Solutions Holdings Inc (OTC: GRSO) acquired Keys Organic and Hydroponic Supply.

    "What we are starting to see here is aggregation in the highly-fragmented hydroponic and grow supply industry. Most of these stores, including Keys Organic and Hydroponic Supply, are typically local or regional — This results in a very fragmented market."
    "We saw this [aggregation] happen with grocery stores, the finance industry, auto dealerships — Bigger names come in. So, instead of Bob's Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) Dealership or Fred'sGeneral Motors Company (NYSE: GM) outlet, you'll get companies likeAutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) come in, put them under a single brand, consolidate HR and other expenses to develop economies of scale and really help additional bottom line."
    “Another way to look at it is, there's coffee shops all around the world, but there's also Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), which started locally […] and developed really organically. But, they could just buy the local coffee shop, redesign it to the Starbucks brand, put their name on it… Now they have the distribution network, the backing of Starbucks, Starbucks will take care of their HR, their payroll — It's a more synergistic approach and a really value-add if they can consolidate any level of scale.”

    Elev8 Brands Inc (OTC: VATE) acquired O2 Breathe, LLC, a company supplying portable oxygen bars and aromatherapy inhalers.

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Top Insurance Stocks To Invest In 2018: Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(PTLA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: PTLA) shares dropped 23 percent to $21.92 after announcing Phase III Betrixaban results.

    Shares of Spark Energy Inc (NASDAQ: SPKE) were down 16 percent to $20.43. Spark Energy reported Q4 GAAP EPS of $(0.01) and adjusted EBITDA of $16.3 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: PTLA) shares dropped 30 percent to $20.08 after announcing Phase III Betrixaban results.

    Shares of Spark Energy Inc (NASDAQ: SPKE) were down 14 percent to $20.96. Spark Energy reported Q4 GAAP EPS of $(0.01) and adjusted EBITDA of $16.3 million.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Portola Pharmaceuticals’ (NASDAQ:PTLA)could have two commercial-stage drugs on the market next year, but turning them into top-sellers will require a lot of money. Is Portola Pharmaceuticals’ balance sheet flush enough with cash to get its drugs across the finish line?

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: PTLA) shares were also up, gaining 46 percent to $55.68 after the company disclosed that the FDA has approved Bevyxxa, a blood-thinner for acutely ill patients not undergoing surgery. BevyxXa is the first oral drug of its kind to be approved to help prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms..

Top Insurance Stocks To Invest In 2018: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) to report quarterly earnings at $0.10 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion before the opening bell. Avon Products shares rose 2.39 percent to $6.00 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) to report quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.44 billion before the opening bell. MGM shares rose 1.01 percent to $29.90 in after-hours trading.
    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported better-than-expected results for its second quarter and raised its quarterly dividend to $0.29 per share. Cisco shares rose 2.13 percent to $33.52 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $2.01 billion. Dean Foods shares rose 0.49 percent to $20.55 in after-hours trading.
    Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) posted weaker-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Wednesday. Tripadvisor shares dropped 5.60 percent to $49.75 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) to have earned $0.77 per share on revenue of $3.42 billion in the latest quarter. Waste Management will release earnings before the markets open. Waste Management shares rose 2.27 percent to $72.97 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

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

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

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

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

Top Insurance Stocks To Invest In 2018: Oil States International Inc.(OIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Instead, Genargo prefers oil services stocks with the most exposure to the U.S market. Loop names Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) as its top large-cap stock pick and Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE: OIS), Newpark Resources Inc (NYSE: NR) and Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN) as its top small- and mid-cap stocks.

  • [By Michael J. Carr]

    Einhorn selects investments with a traditional value approach, although he may not be as patient as a typical value investor. Einhorn took Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) to court in an effort to force the company to return cash to shareholders, and more recently challenged Oil States International (NYSE: OIS) to unlock shareholder value.