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Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019

If the major networks are running scared of changes assailing their business model, it hasn’t been enough to make them change their shared programming strategy — a formula tilted toward familiar titles and relative stability, based on this week’s upfront presentations to media buyers.

Although the networks collectively stress that television is a year-round business, the fall prime time lineup remains a bellwether for just how much turnover broadcasters think they can absorb, and how many new shows they can effectively promote. The reliance on reboots and revivals, moreover — with CBS’ updates of “Magnum P.I.” and “Murphy Brown” and a CW “Charmed” remake joining fare like “Will & Grace” and “Roseanne” — offers a leg up in getting new fare noticed and sampled.

Broadcasters have largely concluded that even modestly performing shows present less risk than willy-nilly change, with the five networks — including the CW, which is expanding its lineup to a sixth night — scheduling just 18 new programs in the fall, the fewest in recent memory. Part of that has to do with the presence of NFL football Sunday and Thursday nights (on NBC and Fox, respectively), but the number of brand-new shows ordered overall has been drifting downward — about three dozen this upfront, including mid-season pick-ups, from 45 in 2015.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Tesla Motors, Inc.(TSLA)

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Four Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, CPB, PANW, AVGO
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk is generating headlines after his recent appearance on the podcast of comedian Joe Rogan. Musk is seen smoking marijuana and sipping whiskey during a conversation on issues ranging from Tesla and China to humanity and artificial intelligence. Musk even brought one of his company’s flamethrowers to the studio. Recreational marijuana is legal in California. The interview attracted 450,000 viewers within five hours. TSLA stock was off more than 1% in pre-market trading. Get ready for a proxy battle at one of America’s oldest consumer goods companies. According to reports, Daniel Loeb’s hedge fund Third Point is preparing a proxy fight to replace the entire board of directors at Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB). Shares of CPB stock added more than 1.6% this morning. A light day of earnings reports features just Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO). However, there was plenty of earnings action after the bell on Thursday. Shares of Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) popped more than 6.3% after the firm topped profit expectations by $0.11. Wall Street had expected earnings per share of $1.17. Meanwhile, semiconductor giant Broadcom Inc. (Nasdaq: AVGO) stock rallied nearly 4.5% after it beat Wall Street earnings estimates of $4.83 per share by $0.16.

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  • [By John Rosevear]

    Well, now we know: Elon Musk’s tweet in which he said he had “[f]unding secured” to take Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) private was probably an exaggeration, but it wasn’t exactly a bluff. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Source: ThinkstockIn an email to employees dated Tuesday, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk announced that the company has decided to fire 9% of it current staff, “almost entirely made [up] from our salaried population and no production associates were included.”

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Internap Network Services Corporation(INAP)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Internap (NASDAQ:INAP) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The information technology services provider reported ($0.70) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.57) by ($0.13), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $74.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $73.99 million. Internap had a negative return on equity of 271.76% and a negative net margin of 16.15%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.02) earnings per share.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GDS (NASDAQ: INAP) and Internap (NASDAQ:INAP) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Internap Corp (NASDAQ:INAP) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the six analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $28.00.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Smart(SFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Smart & Final (NYSE: SFS) and Kroger (NYSE:KR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    But over the past five years, the industry has been turned upside down by changes in business models, a focus on delivery, and mass consolidation. While the dust is far from settled, here are 10 of the largest publicly traded grocers you can buy stock in.

    Company Market Cap Stores Regions Chains
    Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) $780 billion 500 USA Whole Foods
    Walmart (NYSE:WMT) $250 billion 11,700 Worldwide Walmart
    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) $86 billion 750 USA Costco
    Kroger (NYSE:KR) $21 billion 2,800 USA Kroger, Roundy’s, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less
    Sprouts (NASDAQ: SFM) $3 billion 300 Western and Southern U.S. Sprouts Farmer’s Market
    Weis Market (NYSE: WMK) $1.3 billion 200 Mid-Atlantic U.S. Weis Market
    SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU) $630 million 100 Midwestern U.S. Cub Foods, Shopper’s Food, Hornbacher
    Ingles Market (NASDAQ: IMKTA) $580 million 200 Southeastern U.S. Ingles Market, Sav-Mor
    Smart & Final (NYSE: SFS) $360 million 350 Western U.S. Smart & Final, Cash & Carry
    Natural Grocers (NYSE: NGVC) $230 million 150 Western U.S. Natural Grocers

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance, company websites.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: SkyWest, Inc.(SKYW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Of these potential explanations for United’s pending service cuts, the most plausible is that a pilot shortage forced its hand. Of the three routes that will be canceled, two are flown by subsidiaries of SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW), while the Champaign/Urbana route is operated by Trans States Airlines.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Over the past five years, top regional airline SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) has achieved a remarkable comeback. In 2014, the company was barely profitable, due to a combination of unfavorable weather, rising pilot costs, and the poor profitability of its ExpressJet subsidiary. SkyWest posted a full-year adjusted profit of less than $7 million — on more than $3 billion of revenue — for 2014.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019

Nordea (OTCPK:NRBAY) is, for those unfamiliar, the biggest pan-Nordic banking group, having market shares of 15-30% in each of the four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. According to Global Financial Magazine, Nordea was ranked as the 29th safest bank globally in 2017. The ranking was based on the long-term foreign currency ratings issued by Fitch Ratings, Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service.

Source: Company data

Another indicator of its safe-haven status is the fact that Nordeas junior subordinated bonds, or the so-called CoCos, are trading at just a 3.4% yield. For comparison, JPMorgans (JPM) CoCos are trading at a 5.5% yield.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: SM Energy Company(SM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SM Energy (NYSE:SM) – Equities research analysts at Seaport Global Securities lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of SM Energy in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 23rd. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings per share of ($0.08) for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.09). Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for SM Energy’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.00 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.00 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.35 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.48 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “SM Energy Sees Unusually High Options Volume (SM)” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this story on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of international copyright and trademark legislation. The legal version of this story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3353537/sm-energy-sees-unusually-high-options-volume-sm.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of oil producers Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) and SM Energy (NYSE:SM), as well as units ofGolar LNG Partners LP (NASDAQ:GMLP), an MLPthat owns liquified natural gas carriers and floating storage and regasification units, all declined by double digits by Friday afternoon. Lower oil prices weighed on the first two, while an analyst downgrade was the culprit in the latter.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Castle Brands, Inc.(ROX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Castle Brands (NYSEAMERICAN:ROX) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,422,984 shares, a decrease of 5.8% from the April 30th total of 6,815,151 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 169,266 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 37.9 days. Currently, 7.2% of the company’s stock are sold short.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Jagged Peak Energy Inc. (JAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR Class A (NYSE: RDS.A) and Jagged Peak Energy (NYSE:JAG) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Jagged Peak Energy (NYSE:JAG) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

    Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on JAG. Zacks Investment Research raised Jagged Peak Energy from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, May 5th. Jefferies Financial Group set a $13.00 target price on Jagged Peak Energy and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday. Stifel Nicolaus set a $19.00 target price on Jagged Peak Energy and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their target price on Jagged Peak Energy from $17.00 to $15.00 and set an overweight rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Finally, Citigroup cut their target price on Jagged Peak Energy from $21.00 to $16.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Jagged Peak Energy currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $16.12.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    Jagged Peak Energy (JAG) Raised to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com) Jagged Peak Energy (JAG) Upgraded to “Hold” by ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com) Jagged Peak Energy (JAG) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday (americanbankingnews.com) Insider Selling: Jagged Peak Energy Inc (JAG) CFO Sells 50,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Jagged Peak Energy Inc (JAG) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)

    Jagged Peak Energy stock opened at $14.25 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.35, a quick ratio of 0.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22. Jagged Peak Energy has a 1-year low of $11.21 and a 1-year high of $16.55. The company has a market capitalization of $2,993.81, a P/E ratio of 54.81 and a beta of -1.13.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
    Jagged Peak En

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    JAGGED PEAK ENERGY INC. (NYSE:JAG) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 11, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Callaway Golf Company(ELY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) insider Alex Mitchell Boezeman sold 47,012 shares of Callaway Golf stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.19, for a total value of $808,136.28. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 107,512 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,848,131.28. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fox Run Management L.L.C. trimmed its holdings in Callaway Golf Co (NYSE:ELY) by 42.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 29,001 shares of the company’s stock after selling 21,329 shares during the period. Fox Run Management L.L.C.’s holdings in Callaway Golf were worth $550,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Granite Springs Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) by 7.4% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 72,500 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 5,000 shares during the quarter. Granite Springs Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Callaway Golf were worth $1,186,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MetLife Investment Advisors LLC trimmed its position in Callaway Golf Co (NYSE:ELY) by 14.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 40,056 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,650 shares during the quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Callaway Golf were worth $655,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Tesla Motors, Inc.(TSLA)

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    Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk looked dead tired and in need of a sandwich in a new CBS interview that filled up Twitter feeds over the weekend. It’s great to see Musk allegedly sleeping in an office on the production floor – not many CEOs of companies with a market cap of more than $50 billion would do the same in an effort to drive desired performance.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    The new electric trucks, a tractor-trailer and a smaller truck for deliveries, will take advantage of the battery-electric technology being developed by Freightliner’s corporate parent, Daimler AG (NASDAQOTH:DDAIF), as it prepares to do battle with Silicon Valley upstart Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA).

  • [By John Rosevear]

    While it may be a while before consumers adopt electric vehicles in huge numbers, the trucking industry is very interested in the technology’s potential to cut fuel costs while greatly reducing emissions. It’s a market that Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been hoping to enter — but as of right now, it looks like Freightliner is ahead of the Silicon Valley upstart’s big-truck effort.

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    In November 2016, Tesla Inc.  (TSLA) received shareholder approval to acquire SolarCity.

    The two companies originally agreed on a $2.6 billion buyout price in August and when the books officially closed in November, Tesla took on almost $3 billion in SolarCity debt.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Accomplishing this goal requires multiple incremental advances, none of which are “rocket science” according to Musk. For example:

    Utilizing Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) battery packs and Tesla electric motors to power the borer and “muck trains,” instead of using diesel engines (which fill tunnels with noxious fumes) or high-voltage electrical power lines (which weigh a ton). Installing a passing lane so that trains carrying away dug-out waste can operate in the same tunnel that a boring machine is digging. Transforming that waste — which companies ordinarily pay to have hauled away and dumped in a landfill — into a useful commercial product, such as bricks, that can be sold for revenue, and/or into structural supports to shore up the tunnel. Installing those structural supports along a tunnel as it is dug, to permit continuous digging.

    Accomplishing this last goal alone, says Musk, could triple or quadruple the speed of digging. Eliminating the cost of waste (“muck”) removal, meanwhile, could cut construction costs by 15% to 20%.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    In addition to Home Depot, Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) fell more than 2.5% yesterday after Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) cut its price target from $376 to $291. The bank cited Tesla’s pending reorganization as a major reason for the cut. It also noted that the firm is facing technical and fundamental hurdles. Here’s more on why Tesla is struggling to make money.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VLKAY)

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    May saw two amazing deals for different reasons. The Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) 40 billion Euros battery supply deal was truly staggering yet seems almost ignored by investors in the EV metals market. It seems to me investors don’t yet understand the impact of a 40 billion Euro deal and how that will spread down the line to help fund the junior EV metal miners. Then, the Nemaska Lithium deal raising a massive C$400m restored my faith that investors can see the potential for the sector. Finally, the large lithium producers continue to deliver large lithium profit increases year on year, helped along with rising lithium contract prices. An aMAYzing month after all.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    German auto giant Volkswagen AG (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) said that it will launch its own urban car-sharing service, starting next year in Germany and rolling out worldwide in 2020. It’s similar to existing services, but with a twist: The new service’s cars will be 100% electric.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Porsche is a small company by auto-industry standards. But because it’s a subsidiary of global giant Volkswagen AG (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY), Porsche’s elite engineering team can develop expensive advanced technology that it might not otherwise be able to afford to put into production.

  • [By ]

    That’s good news for the industry as a whole — ranging from Tesla to General Motors Co.  (GM) , Ford Motor Co.  (F) , Volkswagen (VLKAY) and others.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) Director Bridget O’rourke purchased 700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 25th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $156.40 per share, for a total transaction of $109,480.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.08, Fidelity Earnings reports. Penumbra had a return on equity of 1.15% and a net margin of 3.65%. The business had revenue of $102.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $90.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.10) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 40.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Penumbra Inc (NYSE:PEN) insider James Robert Pray sold 8,125 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $138.34, for a total value of $1,124,012.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,578 shares in the company, valued at $218,300.52. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Google Inc.(GOOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Amazon is reportedly testing its own ad product that will show display ads on other publishers’ websites to draw consumers back to Amazon. The e-commerce giant previously purchased product listing ads from the Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL)subsidiary on behalf of its advertising customers. Now, it’ll sell these new ads directly to advertisers instead of acting as an intermediary with Google.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Incredibly, Instagram’s user base is catching up with YouTube. The Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) property was originally launched in 2005 and now has roughly1.8 billion monthly active users (MAUs). Instagram was launched in 2010 and recently hit 1 billion MAUs.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    When it comes to mobile payments, most people likely think ofApple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Pay or Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google Pay. However, a recent eMarketer studyfound that Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) actually has the top proximity mobile payment app in the United States.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Lincoln National Corporation(LNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    State of Alaska Department of Revenue lifted its position in Lincoln National Co. (NYSE:LNC) by 41.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 52,312 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,335 shares during the quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue’s holdings in Lincoln National were worth $3,255,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Traders purchased shares of Lincoln National Co. (NYSE:LNC) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $47.59 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $34.03 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $13.56 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Lincoln National had the 32nd highest net in-flow for the day. Lincoln National traded down ($0.84) for the day and closed at $68.05

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blocklancer (CURRENCY:LNC) traded 2.6% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on June 11th. In the last week, Blocklancer has traded down 23.6% against the dollar. One Blocklancer token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0065 or 0.00000097 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta), IDEX, DDEX and Sistemkoin. Blocklancer has a total market capitalization of $784,675.00 and approximately $2,777.00 worth of Blocklancer was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stifel Financial Corp reduced its holdings in shares of Lincoln National Co. (NYSE:LNC) by 1.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 41,119 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 783 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in Lincoln National were worth $3,003,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Element Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Lincoln National Co. (NYSE:LNC) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 24,346 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,779,000.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Trinity Place Holdings Inc.(TPHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trinity Place Holdings (NYSEAMERICAN:TPHS) major shareholder Marcato Capital Management Lp sold 9,104 shares of Trinity Place stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.02, for a total value of $63,910.08. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Best Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018

A few days ago, an article about Nike (NYSE:NKE) argued that “Nike’s shares aren’t priced to buy.” The reasoning was that “Nike is, at best, fairly valued. And it certainly isn’t trading hands at fire-sale prices.” The question is: should you expect (and wait for) fire-sales prices? Most value investors know the maxim that it is better to buy a great business at a fair price than to buy a mediocre business at low price. We think that Nike is a great business at a fair price. We have been waiting for Nike’s price to come down for a long time and meanwhile, we have sold PUT options, though unfortunately these options have never been exercised (but we cashed-in premiums). Today, we bought the stock.

Reasons to avoid the stock

We invest with a long-term view and therefore we ask long-term questions:

Has the management of Nike changed its strategy? Is Nike’s long-term strategy ultimately going to fail? Is there anything that can or has damaged the Nike brand?

Of course, competition is there, but is there any industry where there is no long-term competition? Under Armour (NYSE:UAA), Adidas (OTCQX:ADDDF), Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) are all good companies, but they have always been there. Under Armour and Lululemon are perceived as new entrants, but they were actually founded 20 years ago (in 1996 and 1998), Adidas is almost a century old, while Nike is “only” 52-years old. So, what has changed? These industries move in waves, but the quality of the Nike brand, its management, and innovation have been a constant. In sum, if your answer to any of the previous questions is YES, then you should reconsider our investment thesis. If it is NO, then we can move on to the next paragraph.

Best Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Suncor Energy Inc.(SU)

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    I don’t know if you have noticed, but oil prices have been on the rise lately, which has done miraculous things for the bottom lines at oil and gas companies. The same can be said for Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), which was able to post a rather healthy earnings per share number considering one of its major oil sands facilities was shut down in the most recent quarter.

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Best Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Fidelity Southern Corporation(LION)

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    ValuEngine cut shares of Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

Best Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Tesla Motors, Inc.(TSLA)

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    Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk looked dead tired and in need of a sandwich in a new CBS interview that filled up Twitter feeds over the weekend. It’s great to see Musk allegedly sleeping in an office on the production floor – not many CEOs of companies with a market cap of more than $50 billion would do the same in an effort to drive desired performance.

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    At this rate, ‘Jolt’ will become nothing more than a morning Tesla (TSLA) blog that so happens to be delivered straight to your email inbox. Keeping up with the daily news flow on Elon Musk’s car creation is becoming darn near impossible. There is around-the-clock speculation on production goals. People hop into chat rooms to complain about Model 3 build quality and factory working conditions. Musk always looms large on Twitter. There are YouTube videos of people passing parking lots filled with just produced Model 3s.

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    Perhaps it’s maneuvering in a traffic jam or maybe it’s engaging Autopilot on a Tesla Inc (TSLA) Model S. (Although, this program has been basting in controversy as of late).

Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) Stake Lowered by D.A. Davidson & CO.

D.A. Davidson & CO. trimmed its holdings in shares of Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) by 26.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 2,624 shares of the electric vehicle producer’s stock after selling 966 shares during the period. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Tesla were worth $698,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in TSLA. Truewealth LLC bought a new stake in shares of Tesla during the 4th quarter worth $102,000. Jacobi Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Tesla by 154.4% during the 1st quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 430 shares of the electric vehicle producer’s stock worth $109,000 after purchasing an additional 261 shares during the period. Avestar Capital LLC bought a new stake in shares of Tesla during the 4th quarter worth $144,000. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC bought a new stake in shares of Tesla during the 1st quarter worth $201,000. Finally, FDx Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Tesla during the 4th quarter worth $203,000. Institutional investors own 57.92% of the company’s stock.

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In other Tesla news, CEO Elon Musk acquired 33,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 7th. The stock was bought at an average price of $298.50 per share, with a total value of $9,850,500.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, VP Eric Branderiz sold 401 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $353.50, for a total value of $141,753.50. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 1,248 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $441,168. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 3,728 shares of company stock valued at $1,172,762 in the last three months. 22.80% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Shares of NASDAQ TSLA opened at $286.48 on Thursday. Tesla, Inc. has a 12 month low of $281.73 and a 12 month high of $286.71. The company has a quick ratio of 0.44, a current ratio of 0.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.65. The stock has a market cap of $49.57 billion, a PE ratio of -24.95 and a beta of 1.11.

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 2nd. The electric vehicle producer reported ($3.35) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($2.40) by ($0.95). Tesla had a negative return on equity of 40.72% and a negative net margin of 18.77%. The business had revenue of $3.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.30 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($1.33) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.4% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Tesla, Inc. will post -10.94 EPS for the current year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on TSLA. BidaskClub upgraded Tesla from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Vetr lowered Tesla from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $341.15 price objective for the company. in a report on Monday, February 26th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Tesla from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, January 20th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Tesla in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $379.00 price objective on Tesla and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Thirteen research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Tesla currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $301.70.

Tesla Profile

Tesla, Inc designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles, and energy generation and storage systems in the United States, China, Norway, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Automotive, and Energy Generation and Storage. The Automotive segment offers sedans and sport utility vehicles.

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Vivint Solar Is Already Falling Behind in Energy Storage

Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR) has spent the past year cleaning up its house in residential solar after the company’s sale to SunEdison fell through. Now, operations are steadily improving. Vivint has also been one of the beneficiaries of Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) decision to shrink its solar business, and it has made a relatively quick transition to selling solar systems rather than financing them and then leasing to customers. That’s the good news.

What hasn’t been going so well for the company is its launch of energy-storage products. A partnership with Mercedes-Benz recently went up in smoke after the automaker decided to focus its efforts on large-scale installations, and its effort to go head to head against Tesla’s Powerwall apparently hasn’t been as successful as the company had expected. This leaves Vivint Solar without its key energy storage partner, and no obvious path to becoming a leader in the rapidly growing energy-storage market.

LG Chem energy storage system in a garage.

LG Chem energy storage system in a garage. Image source: Vivint Solar.

Mercedes-Benz abandons Vivint Solar

In May 2017, Vivint Solar and Mercedes-Benz forged an alliance to bring energy storage to the residential solar market. Mercedes-Benz’ supplied the battery units; each one had a 2.5 kW-hr capacity, and up to eight could be strung together in a storage system, enough to power the average U.S. home for about 16 hours.

Now, the two companies are going their separate ways. Vivint Solar has already replaced Mercedes-Benz’ batteries with LG Chem batteries on its website, but Greentech Media is reporting that LG batteries are only available in Utah, and won’t be rolled out to larger markets like California until later this year.

It’s likely that more than one fatal flaw contributed to thepartnership’s collapse. The requirements an automaker has for an electric vehicle battery don’t entirely translate to what’s needed for one being installed in the home, so there could have been some issues with fit. Also, its batteries individually had far less capacity than Tesla’s 14 kW-hr Powerwall 2. Finally, Vivint Solar was relatively opaque on pricing, but Electrek has reported that the cost of a Mercedes-Benz energy storage system was between $5,000 and $13,000, which may not have been a compelling deal compared to the Powerwall, priced at $5,900 plus installation.

Replacing Mercedes-Benz batteries with LG Chem should help lower costs and bring a company more focused on what the home market needs in energy storage, so there are some positives to bringing LG Chem onboard and it’s probably the right move short-term. But it doesn’t help at all with differentiating Vivint Solar’s product in the marketplace. LG Chem is also partnering with the biggest residential solar installer in the U.S.,Sunrun (NASDAQ:RUN), meaning Vivint Solar is only catching up to, not surpassing, the competition.

The next big growth market in residential energy

How Vivint Solar fares in the energy storage business could be key to its future prospects. Despite being small potatoes today, solar plus storage installations are expected to grow into a huge market within the next five years, and solar installers will be the primary sales point for those systems. According to GTM Research, just 16.7 megawatts (MW) of residential energy storage was installed in 2017 — that figure is forecast to explode to around 1,000 MW in 2023. In dollar figures, the residential energy storage market is expected to surpass $1 billion by 2022.

Solar installers are the best-positioned players to sell and install home energy storage. If Vivint Solar doesn’t get its strategy right, it could be left in the dust.

What I worry about from an investment perspective is that Vivint Solar is commoditizing itself. It already installs commodity solar panels and inverters; loan financing is a commodity being done by third parties; and now, energy storage systems (at least the ones it’s offering) look like a commodity as well. It’s hard to build a sustainably profitable business when your products are exactly the same as those of many of your rivals. But that’s the situation Vivint Solar finds itself in today.