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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

What a silly stock market. There I was on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. waiting for the Dow Jones Industrial Average to crash 1,700 points as Trump verbally ripped Iran to shreds (and pulled out of the Iran deal). The Dow instantly tanked 80 points one sentence into Trump’s latest global spectacle. But then the Blue Chip index rallied back as Trump continued to hit Iran, and actually finished the session higher. As a 15-year old would put it: #WTF.

For an already jittery market to be able to shrug off major news of this kind is nicely short-term bullish…or is it.

“Couple of thoughts. First, there’s genuine confusion right now about the value of strength. We like strength in employment because there’s no real wage inflation. We like strength in commodities because it means the world’s not slowing down. And we like strength in consumer spending like we heard last night in Disney (DIS) and we have been hearing for weeks now in earnings season,” writes TheStreet’s founder Jim Cramer over on RealMoney on the weird move in the markets Tuesday. In effect, we could be in a short-term good news is good news environment for stocks. That’s an environment where you load back up on cyclicals and hot tech names like Netflix (NFLX) (which could be acquired by Action Alerts PLUS holding Microsoft (MSFT) in within two years, reports TheStreet’s Katherine Ross).

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund, Leo Sun, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Read on to see why you should forget about bitcoin and Ethereum in favor ofTaiwan Semiconductor(NYSE:TSM),eBay(NASDAQ:EBAY), andIntuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG) — at least when it comes to serious investments for the long term.

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    Judging by the speculation and the news flowing out of the chip space, Action Alerts PLUS holding Apple (AAPL) may have to wait a bit before breaking through the $1 trillion market cap level. The commentary out of chip supplier Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) , a company that counts Apple, Qualcomm (QCOM) and Nvidia (NVDA) as customers, that current quarter sales will be about $1 billion less than analysts’ estimates pressured most of the tech space.

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    But there are plenty of signs suggesting demand from miners has begun to slow. Retail graphics card prices have begun to fall, and (following big shortages in late 2017 and early 2018) channel inventories are now much-improved. In April, AMD forecast its GPU sales would see a modest sequential decline in Q2 “due to blockchain.” And top chip foundry Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) , whose clients include Nvidia, AMD and top Bitcoin mining ASIC developer Bitmain, partly blamed a full-year revenue guidance cut on “uncertainty in cryptocurrency mining demand.”

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    AMD’s comments come amid growing concerns that a slowdown in cryptocurrency mining activity (following a slump in crypto prices) could lead disillusioned miners to flood the market with used graphics cards. Last week, top chip foundry Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) , which counts AMD, Nvidia  (NVDA) and leading crypto mining ASIC developer Bitmain as clients, cautioned that there’s “uncertainty” surrounding second-half crypto demand. AMD believes miners accounted for about 10% of its Q1 sales.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc.(KPTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KPTI) reported results from the Phase 2 portion of pivotal Phase 2/3 SEAL study of selinexor in dedifferentiated liposarcoma (DDLS). The previously reported results met PFS endpoint under RECIST criteria (5.5-month versus 2.7-month with placebo). No benefit was observed under World Health Organization (WHO) criteria, which in DDLS is considered to be a poorer determinant of tumor status since it can mistakenly classify stable disease as progressive disease. Wedbush expects the Phase 3 portion will succeed as well, but the firm notes the limited economic value in the indication given rarity and short duration of use.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:KPTI) – Wedbush issued their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for Karyopharm Therapeutics in a research note issued on Thursday, May 24th. Wedbush analyst D. Nierengarten expects that the company will earn ($0.75) per share for the quarter. Wedbush has a “Neutral” rating and a $19.00 price target on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Karyopharm Therapeutics’ Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.75) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.71) EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.67) EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Karyopharm Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KPTI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 15th. The company reported ($0.80) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.66) by ($0.14). The business had revenue of $1.53 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.26 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.65) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3163.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Karyopharm Therapeutics will post -2.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Karyopharm Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KPTI) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Karyopharm Therapeutics in a research note issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Jefferies Group analyst M. Raycroft now forecasts that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.77) for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of ($0.62). Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Karyopharm Therapeutics’ Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.71) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.78) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($3.03) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($2.66) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($1.05) EPS, FY2021 earnings at ($0.74) EPS and FY2022 earnings at $0.73 EPS.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pure Cycle Corporation(PCYO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Artesian Resources Co. Class A (NASDAQ: ARTNA) and Pure Cycle (NASDAQ:PCYO) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

If you’re looking to invest in renewable power stocks, you can always pick out pure plays that take advantage of the huge demand for clean energy — and with utility customers inking long-term power contracts as they switch from dirty carbon-based fuels, that might be a winning strategy. However, what if the growth story behind renewables doesn’t live up to today’s hype?

That uncertainty is why a diversified company like NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE), with utility and renewable power operations, might make more sense for conservative investors.

Focusing on renewables

There’s no question that a company like Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. (NYSE:BEP) is a great direct play on renewable power. Roughly 80% of the company’s power is hydroelectric, with the rest made up largely of wind and solar. Moreover, it has exposure to Brazil (20% of generation) and Columbia (15%), in addition to the United States (60%). Much of the company’s growth has come from acquisitions, and long-term contracts back up the bulk of its revenues. It’s a perfectly fine renewable power investment.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: German American Bancorp, Inc.(GABC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) – Research analysts at FIG Partners increased their FY2018 earnings estimates for German American Bancorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $2.02 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $2.00.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SG Americas Securities LLC lifted its stake in shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (NYSE:TSM) by 132.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 37,319 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 21,263 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. were worth $1,633,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Contract chip manufacturing giantTaiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company(NYSE:TSM)said on its most recent earnings conference call that over the next several years, it intends to spend between $10 billion and $12 billion annually on capital expenditures. TSMC’s capital spending has been in that ballpark for the last several years now.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    On Thursday, analysts from Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan Chaseboth expressed concern about Apple’s iPhone sales after Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE:TSM) reported worse-than-expected guidance, saying, “Weak demand from our mobile sector will negatively impact our business despite strength in cryptocurrency mining.” Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC) guided for second-quarter revenue between $7.8 billion and $7.9 billion.On average, analysts were expecting guidance for second-quarter revenue of about $8.8 billion.

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    4. The capex budget – In January, Intel set a 2018 capital spending budget of $13.5 billion to $14.5 billion, which was easily above 2017 capex of $11.8 billion. Will the budget be tweaked? Last week, Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) , the world’s biggest chip foundry, upped its 2018 capex budget by $1 billion to a range of $11.5 billion to $12 billion.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Open Text Corporation(OTEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Box was an early mover in the content and file management space in enterprise markets. In its annual report, the company highlights Alphabet(Nasdaq: GOOG), Microsoft,Dropbox, and Canadian software giant Open Text Corporation (Nasdaq: OTEX) as competitors. Those may seem like daunting foes, but Box’s cloud-neutral platform (unlike Alphabet and Microsoft) has allowed it to succeed, and it also has an edge in the high-touch enterprise over the more consumer and SMB-focused Dropbox. These factors, combined with excellent execution, has allowed Box to win nearly 70% of the Fortune 500 as customers, and generate very low churn of only around 4%, showing the “stickiness” of Box’s software.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Cloud computing has seen amazing growth in recent years, but that’s also made investors extremely demanding when it comes to the success of players in the cloud space. Like many of its peers, OpenText (NASDAQ:OTEX) promises to help enterprise customers use their information more effectively in achieving key business objectives. Those familiar with the space acknowledge OpenText’s approach to the industry, but that doesn’t make them any more forgiving when the company hasn’t lived up to their ambitious expectations for growth.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Open Text Corp (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSE:OTC) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the thirteen brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $44.89.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc.(STAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%

    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Staffing 360 Solutions (NASDAQ: STAF) and ADECCO Grp AG/ADR (OTCMKTS:AHEXY) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.(ZBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) and Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) are both large-cap medical 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 Max Byerly]

    Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZBH) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer lowered their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for Zimmer Biomet in a research note issued on Monday, July 30th. Oppenheimer analyst S. Lichtman now anticipates that the medical equipment provider will post earnings of $1.59 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $1.72. Oppenheimer has a “Buy” rating and a $138.00 price target on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Zimmer Biomet’s Q4 2018 earnings at $2.22 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $7.64 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $7.97 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Insignia Systems, Inc.(ISIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Insignia Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIG) major shareholder Air T. Inc acquired 16,879 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 1st. The shares were bought at an average price of $1.81 per share, for a total transaction of $30,550.99. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Vanguard Value ETF (VTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC bought a new stake in Vanguard Value ETF (NYSEARCA:VTV) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 3,421 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $353,000.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Douglas Dynamics Inc.(PLOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northern Trust Corp trimmed its holdings in Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE:PLOW) by 0.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 266,982 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 1,951 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in Douglas Dynamics were worth $11,573,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Douglas Dynamics (NYSE: PLOW) and Astec Industries (NASDAQ:ASTE) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Douglas Dynamics earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.4951359638783 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW) has done a lot of work to go beyond its historical reliance on equipment that helps its customers fight against winter snow and ice. Yet even with the moves it has made to diversify, Douglas can still benefit when winter weather convinces buyers that they need the work truck attachments it can provide for them.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $148.45 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Contrast: Astec Industries (ASTE) and Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) (americanbankingnews.com) $0.78 Earnings Per Share Expected for Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Astec Industries (ASTE) & Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) Critical Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research firms recently commented on PLOW. Craig Hallum set a $50.00 price objective on Douglas Dynamics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Douglas Dynamics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, May 11th. ValuEngine upgraded Douglas Dynamics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and issued a $44.00 price objective on shares of Douglas Dynamics in a report on Thursday, March 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $48.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Douglas Dynamics earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 47.2246052290592 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: First Business Financial Services Inc.(FBIZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    International Bancshares (NASDAQ: IBOC) and First Business Financial Services (NASDAQ:FBIZ) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Primero Mining Corp(PPP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PayPie (CURRENCY:PPP) traded up 4.9% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on May 27th. PayPie has a market capitalization of $42.41 million and $350,319.00 worth of PayPie was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, PayPie has traded down 23.7% against the US dollar. One PayPie token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.51 or 0.00007004 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta) and Fatbtc.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PayPie (CURRENCY:PPP) traded 5.6% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on June 20th. During the last week, PayPie has traded down 2.7% against the U.S. dollar. One PayPie token can currently be purchased for about $0.32 or 0.00004751 BTC on major exchanges including Fatbtc and EtherDelta (ForkDelta). PayPie has a total market cap of $26.47 million and $29,238.00 worth of PayPie was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PayPie (CURRENCY:PPP) traded 0.5% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 17:00 PM ET on May 18th. One PayPie token can now be bought for $0.71 or 0.00008653 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta) and Fatbtc. During the last week, PayPie has traded 8.5% lower against the U.S. dollar. PayPie has a market capitalization of $58.95 million and approximately $821,053.00 worth of PayPie was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

Uranium has been back in the news lately, not only due to its relationship with geopolitical maneuvering concerning nuclear weapons, but also as a necessary commodity in the global quest for clean, renewable energy.

The United States is the world’s largest producer of nuclear power, accounting for more than 30% of worldwide nuclear generation of electricity. While there has been little growth in new reactors being built in the last quarter century, the increasing demand for clean energy worldwide is sparking a demand for uranium to be enriched as nuclear fuel. Companies that mine and produce uranium, like Azincourt Uranium, Inc. (OTC: AZURF), are seeing the commodity investment market take a renewed interest in them, with uranium spot prices trending upward in the first quarter of 2017.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Progress Software Corporation(PRGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Smith Asset Management Group LP cut its holdings in shares of Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS) by 45.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 61,653 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 52,380 shares during the period. Smith Asset Management Group LP owned 0.14% of Progress Software worth $2,371,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The software maker reported $0.60 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.53 by $0.07, RTT News reports. Progress Software had a net margin of 13.86% and a return on equity of 25.03%. The firm had revenue of $96.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $95.03 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.42 earnings per share. Progress Software’s quarterly revenue was up 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. Progress Software updated its Q3 guidance to $0.56-$0.58 EPS and its FY18 guidance to $2.45-$2.50 EPS.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    U.S. President Donald Trump is facing criticism after threatening to ramp up taxes on Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG). The iconic motorcycle producer said it will move parts of its production overseas in order to avoid tariffs from the European Union. Trump threatened to increase taxes on the firm. “Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U., which has hurt us badly on trade, down $151 Billion. Taxes just a Harley excuse – be patient!” Earlier this month,Microsoft Corp.(Nasdaq:MSFT) launched a $7.5 billion takeover of the web-based hosting service GitHub. The acquisition, orchestrated by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, brought out critics who claim that GitHub lacks any real profit potential forMicrosoft stock. Here’s why those critics are wrong… and why MSFT is a buy. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has reversed its policy on cryptocurrency ads. The social media giant says that it will permit marketing from “pre-approved advisers.” According to TechCrunch, the company will still ban ads pushing binary options and initial coin offerings. The report goes on to explain that cryptocurrency scams cost customers more than $500 million in just January and February 2018 alone.
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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: region(XIV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    This led some traders to purchase leveraged ETFs that move inverse to the VIX, like theVelocityShares Daily Inv VIX Short Term(Nasdaq: XIV).

    The VIX is a derivative of the broad S&P 500, and the XIV is a derivative of that derivative.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.(BCEI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain bullish, brightening the prospects of oil and related companies. Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE: BCEI), an oil and natural gas exploration and production company that emerged from Chapter 11 in April 2017, could also benefit from an improved cost structure, according to Imperial Capital. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Rare Element Resources Ltd.(REE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ReeCoin (CURRENCY:REE) traded flat against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 14:00 PM Eastern on June 27th. Over the last week, ReeCoin has traded 5% higher against the dollar. One ReeCoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC on popular exchanges. ReeCoin has a total market cap of $175,206.00 and $0.00 worth of ReeCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (HQCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    The impact will have ripple effects across the industry. Major manufacturers like Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ), JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS), Hanwha Q Cells (NASDAQ:HQCL), and JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) will see margins squeezed as volume and sales prices fall. They were all enjoying higher margins and strong demand in early 2018, so the could reverse to net losses later this year.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $438.40 million.
    Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $19.45 million.
    Athenex, Inc. (NYSE: ATNX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $35.14 million.
    Mazor Robotics Ltd. (NASDAQ: MZOR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $15.14 million.
    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.14 per share.
    SuperCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPCB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $9.50 million.
    Lonestar Resources US Inc. (NASDAQ: LONE) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $30.68 million.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NASDAQ: NINE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $165.76 million.
    VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $212.00 million.

     

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Hanwha Q Cells Co (NASDAQ:HQCL) are down more than 4% so far this year — and that’s the good news. Canadian Solaris off 20% while JinkoSolar Holdingis down a whopping 43%. The cost of Chinese solar modules, which make up one-third the cost of a deployed solar power system, are expected to decline 35% this year, then fall another 10% to 15% next year, according to Bloomberg.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion after the closing bell. Agilent shares rose 0.86 percent to close at $69.45 on Friday.
    Analysts expect Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $438.40 million before the opening bell. Hanwha Q CELLS shares fell 0.29 percent to close at $6.92 on Friday.
    NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) disclosed a 24.96 million share common stock offering via selling holders. NiSource shares rose 0.08 percent to close at $24.93 on Friday.
    Analysts are expecting Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) to have earned $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion in the latest quarter. Vipshop will release earnings after the markets close. Vipshop shares rose 0.20 percent to $15.14 in after-hours trading.

    Find out what's going on in today's market and bring any questions you have to Benzinga's PreMarket Prep.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc.(PCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Plum Creek Timber (NYSE:PCL) has trended positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Plum Creek Timber earned a daily sentiment score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial goods maker an impact score of 45.0964567289057 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    AES Corp (NYSE: AES) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:VECO) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $24.20.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Veeco (NASDAQ:VECO) have been trending positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Veeco earned a news impact score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.7650210874662 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Energy Recovery (NASDAQ: ERII) and Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Cavco Industries, Inc.(CVCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares rose 90.9 percent to $2.52. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 58.4 percent to $1.9005 after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $37.5370 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) rose 21.9 percent to $1.17 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) jumped 18.8 percent to $4.87. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 17.2 percent to $49.45 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) jumped 16.2 percent to $7.96. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) rose 15.5 percent to $5.6011.
    InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE: NSPR) gained 13.3 percent to $1.36 following PR announcing sustained benefit of CGuard EPS.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 13.2 percent to $2.7724 after the company reported new data from its ongoing TACTI-mel Phase I trial, which evaluated the combination of eftilagimod alpha, its lead compound, with Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK)'s Keytruda in unresectable or metastatic melanoma patients, who have had a suboptimal response or had disease progression with keytruda monotherapy..
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) rose 12.2 percent to $21.20 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 12.1 percent to
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: UTStarcom Holdings Corp(UTSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ADVA Optical Networking (OTCMKTS: ADVOF) and UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ADVA Optical Networking (OTCMKTS: ADVOF) and UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Moreover, Intel’s main competitor,Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company(NYSE:TSM), began mass-producing chips using its 7nm technology, which further widens the gap between Intel’s best technology in mass production and TSMC’s.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    On Thursday, analysts from Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan Chaseboth expressed concern about Apple’s iPhone sales after Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE:TSM) reported worse-than-expected guidance, saying, “Weak demand from our mobile sector will negatively impact our business despite strength in cryptocurrency mining.” Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC) guided for second-quarter revenue between $7.8 billion and $7.9 billion.On average, analysts were expecting guidance for second-quarter revenue of about $8.8 billion.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Leo Sun, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Read on to see why you should forget about bitcoin and Ethereum in favor ofTaiwan Semiconductor(NYSE:TSM),eBay(NASDAQ:EBAY), andIntuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG) — at least when it comes to serious investments for the long term.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Although chip giantIntel(NASDAQ:INTC) manufactures most of its products internally using its own manufacturing process technologies, the company still outsources the production of some products to its key rival,Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company(NYSE:TSM).

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018

IBM has finally broken its years-long losing streak

After reporting sales declines for 22 consecutive quarters (about five and a half years), Big Blue finally posted revenue growth — by a very slim margin. Sales grew 1% last quarter.

IBM said it expects sales growth to continue in this quarter and throughout 2018.

“We are pleased with our overall revenue growth in the quarter,” said Ginni Rometty, IBM (IBM) chairman, president and chief executive officer, on Thursday.

IBM has struggled in the past few years because of a shift in the technology landscape. But its investment in the cloud and other more dynamic and rapidly growing areas of tech, has helped the company’s performance.

Revenue from the company’s cloud business grew by 27% in the fourth quarter. IBM’s cloud unit represents more than a fifth of the company’s total sales.

“During 2017, we strengthened our position as the leading enterprise cloud provider and established IBM as the blockchain leader for business,” Rometty said.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: AVG Technologies N.V.(AVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Igor Novgorodtsev]

    InterActiveCorp (IACI) bought Ask.com for $1.85 billion in 2005. The new Perion will be worth only about 40% of that. After the merger, Perion will leapfrog its much larger rivals: Babylon and AVG (AVG). Finally, Perion should be able to increase its operating margins as it can spread its SG&A costs over a much larger base (Conduit EBITDA margin is 32% vs. Perion’s 23%). Perion will keep its senior management team intact: Josef Mandelbaum will remain its CEO and Yacov Kaufman its CFO. Perion has successfully orchestrated a roll-up acquisitions of privately-held Sweetpacks and Smilebox, so I have high confidence that they know how to integrate a new business.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: FormFactor, Inc.(FORM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested small cap semiconductor equipment & testing stock FormFactor, Inc (NASDAQ: FORM) as a short term long trade thats a pure small cap play with excellent valuation metrics, in addition to some very attractive chart implications right now:

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    A while back, DigiTimes reported that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM), a major contract chip manufacturer, planned to introduce an enhanced variant of its 16nm manufacturing technology dubbed “12nm.”

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) may face additional pressure today after another surprise update from one of its biggest suppliers. Austria-based supplier AMS, a maker of optical sensors for the iPhone X, warned that sales for the second quarter will fall by roughly 50% from the first quarter. This comes not long after Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.(ADR) (NYSE: TSM) offered a lower-than-expected Q2 revenue forecast. Now, Wall Street analysts could soon follow with cuts to iPhone sales forecasts, especially after rival Samsung warned of a slowdown in display panel sales.
    This morning, the European Central Bank announced it will maintain its record-low interest rates and accommodating monetary policy. At a time when the U.S. central bank is raising rates, the ECB failed to provide a timeline on when it will end its massive stimulus package, which features monthly bond purchases of $37 billion.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: DNKN, QSR, GM, FB
    Hedge fund manager and notable short-seller Jim Chanos is lining up positions against two of the restaurant industry’s best-known firms. Shares of Dunkin Brands Group Inc.(Nasdaq: DNKN) and Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR), which owns Burger King, were both sliding after Chanos said he was short the firms over sales concerns. The news comes the same morning that DNKN topped Wall Street profit estimates of $0.62 by $0.11. However, DNKN quarterly revenue fell short of expectations.
    Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) stock doesn’t appear to be facing any significant fallout due to its ongoing data scandal. The social media giant shattered revenue expectations after the bell Wednesday. Shares popped 7% after the company reported a 50% year-over-year revenue surge. The firm reported 1.45 billion daily active users and 2.2 billion monthly users. This was the first earnings report since the Cambridge Analytica scandal that happened in March. Shares are rebounding, as the firm had lost billions in

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    For many years, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) has relied on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM) to manufacture the graphics chips it designs. Today, most of NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture-based graphics processors — from the GeForce GTX 1060, designed for mainstream PC gamers, all the way through its cutting edge Tesla P100 datacenter accelerators — are manufactured by TSMC.

  • [By ]

    The markets took it on the chin on Friday, as Apple (AAPL)  led the way down a day after supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM)  issued a weak forecast, and a report from Morgan Stanley said iPhone sales for the June quarter will disappoint.

  • [By Steve Miller]

    On Thursday, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) fell by nearly 3%, after Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE: TSM) gave a weak revenue forecast for its June quarter, which investors imlied would affect iPhone 8 sales negatively. Also, the Philadelphia Fed released data for its April manufacturing index of 23.2, compared to estimates of 20.8.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Mattersight Corporation(MATR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) got a boost, shooting up 23 percent to $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) got a boost, shooting up 23 percent to $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by an affiliate of NICE Ltd.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Simulations Plus, Inc.(SLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, healthcare shares fell by 0.88 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP), down 7 percent, and ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP), down 7 percent.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: TTM Technologies, Inc.(TTMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of circuit board manufacturer TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) have jumped today, up by 10% as of 3 p.m. EST, after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

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

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is getting richer by the minute.

That’s because the Oracle of Omaha’s company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A; BRK.B) has a portfolio full of dividend-yielding stocks.

Represented are Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC), Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO), and Kraft Heinz Co. (Nasdaq: KHC), just to name a few.

The Berkshire portfolio has 34 dividend stocks in total; of those, eight yield dividend returns in excess of 3% annually, according to Buffett’s latest SEC 13F filing on Feb. 14, 2017.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lennox International, Inc.(LII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Greg Williamson]

    Watsco’s current P/E of 24.5 is in the same ballpark as its competitor Lennox International (NYSE: LII  ) (NYSE: LII  ) (NYSE: LII  ) , whose P/E is 23.8. Lennox is a manufacturer of HVAC equipment and components, and will also benefit from HVAC industry tailwinds.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc.(OLLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: OLLI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $190.44 million.

    MGC Diagnostics Corp (NASDAQ: MGCD) is projected to post earnings for the latest quarter.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    All is not lost for retail, however. Cramer continued to recommend the closeout and discount chains like TJX Stores (TJX) , Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (OLLI) and Burlington Stores (BURL) . He was also bullish on those who cater to the millennials, like Six Flags (SIX) , Dave & Busters (PLAY) and Foot Locker (FL) , where trying on shoes never seems to go out of style.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation(PPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Udovich]

    Thanksgiving is almost here but the exit of both Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NYSE: PPC) and Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD) to focus on their chicken or pork businesses (the latter was also acquired by the Chinese) leaves just two big Thanksgiving turkey stocks, Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) and Seaboard Corporation (NYSEAMEX: SEB), for investors to consider. According to the American Far Bureau, a 16-pound turkey will (on average) come in at a total of $22.74 this year or roughly $1.42 per pound for a decrease of 2 cents per pound or a total of 30 cents per whole turkey, compared to 2015. The price drop may be a transition back to the norm as the significant bird flu outbreak last year hurt the nations supply of both turkey and eggs.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Sanderson Farms doubling in value while mid cap Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) and large cap Tyson Foods, Inc (NYSE: TSN) have been even better performers albeit shares are below their peaks and have been somewhat volatile:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016earnings report for mid cap chicken producer Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) scheduled for before the market opens on Thursday(February 9th). Pilgrim’s Pride Corporationis the sixth most shorted stock on the Nasdaq with short interest of 41.76%according to Highshortinterest.com. Theelevated short interest comes in the wake of the worstbird-flu outbreak in the US whichhad hurt demand and triggered import bans abroad.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid cap chicken producer Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) reportedQ2 2017 earnings after the market closed Wednesday as short interest remains elevated at 31.17%according to Highshortinterest.comin the wake of the worstbird-flu outbreak in the US whichhad hurt demand and triggered import bans abroad. Net sales were up 11.0% to $2.252 billion while net income attributable to Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation was $233.641 million versus $152.886 million.The earnings release noted:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares ofmid cap Sanderson Farms more than doubling in value while mid cap Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) and large cap Tyson Foods, Inc (NYSE: TSN) have been even better performers albeit shares are below previous highs and have been somewhat volatile:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Bob Evans Farms breaking out while a comparison to possible peers in the remaining core business shows the stock had underperformed large caps Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) andTyson Foods, Inc (NYSE: TSN) and mid cap Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) when it was still in the restaurant business:

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Xcel Energy Inc.(XEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Jefferies announced on Wednesday that it has raised its rating on Xcel Energy Inc (XEL).

    The firm has upgraded XEL from “Hold” to “Buy,” and has raised the company’s price target from $31 to $32.50. This new price target suggests a 15% upside from the stock’s current price of $27.72.

    Analyst Paul B. Fremont commented: “The stock is currently trading at an 8% P/E discount to our 2015E group average multiple.”

    “Despite a difficult political environment in Minnesota the company was able to achieve a reasonable outcome in its NSP-Minnesota rate case,” the analyst added.

    Looking forward, the firm has increased its FY2014 outlook from $1.95 to $2.00 per share.

    Xcel Energy shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Wednesday. The stock has been mostly flat YTD.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation(SWHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Smith & Wesson’s (SWHC) stock has been under pressure ever since Donald Trump’s election victory–it appears that the perceived threat to take away guns did wonders for the gun manufacturer’s sales. Now, Smith & Wesson might also have to deal with competitive pressures that could “challenge” its market share, says Wunderlich’s Rommel Dionisio:

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    Given the upcoming mid-January Shot Show, the firearms industrys most important annual trade show, several prominent competitors have already begun to unveil new products for 2017. The flurry of major new product introductions from leading players in the field into the two fastest growing categories of firearms, modern sporting rifles (MSRs) and compact/concealed carry handguns, appear meaningfully more competitive than usual, which could challenge Smith & Wessons (SWHC) market share, which had been rising impressively the past several years. Industry sales are also likely to slow, following unusually high growth in 2016. We maintain our price target of $26, derived using an EV/2016E EBITDA multiple of 6.0x.

    Shares of Smith & Wesson have dropped 1.5% to $21.78 at 12:07 p.m. today.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Sturm, Ruger & Company underperforming more volatile and higher flying competitors or peers like small cap gun stock American Outdoor Brands Corp (NASDAQ: AOBC), formerly Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ: SWHC), and electronic control device maker Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ: AAXN), formerlyTASER International, Inc (NASDAQ: TASR):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Sturm, Ruger & Company underperforming more volatile but higher flying competitors or peers like small cap gun stock American Outdoor Brands Corp (NASDAQ: AOBC), formerly Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ: SWHC), and electronic control device maker Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ: AAXN), formerlyTASER International, Inc (NASDAQ: TASR):

  • [By Diane Alter]

    Shareholders “overwhelmingly” voted to change the company name from Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: SWHC) to American Outdoor Brands Corp., the Springfield, Mass.-based company said in a statement Tuesday. The proposed name change was approved by Smith & Wesson’s board of directors last month.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: SWHC) reported fiscal second-quarter financial results after markets closed on Thursday. The company said that it had $0.68 in earnings per share (EPS) and $233.5 million in revenue, versus consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters called for $0.56 in EPS and $227.61 million in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.25 in EPS and $143.24 million in revenue.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows TASER Internationaloutperforming and all over the place while police body cam stockDigital Ally, Inc (NASDAQ: DGLY)has underperformed, Mace Security International (OTCMKTS: MACE) has been moving sideways and gun stock Sturm, Ruger & Company (NYSE: RGR) has underperformedAmerican Outdoor Brands Corp(NASDAQ: AOBC), formerly Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ: SWHC):

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Endocyte, Inc.(ECYT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Carl Icahn has big plans for the US auto-parts sector — and big retailers like AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) and Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) aren’t going to like them: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA Unit Labor Costs (QoQ) for Q1 2.20% vs 2.50% consensus estimate. Nonfarm Productivity (QoQ) for Q1 0.00% vs -0.20% consensus estimate.
    US Services Purchasing Managers' Index for May is schedule for release at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    Data on factory orders for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The ISM non-manufacturing index for May is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The labor market conditions index for May will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index for May is schedule for release at 12:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    HSBC upgraded Chevron (NYSE: CVX) from Hold to Buy
    Susquehanna upgraded Skechers (NYSE: SKX) from Neutral to Positive
    Deutsche Bank upgraded WEX (NYSE: WEX) from Hold to Buy
    Pacific Crest downgraded Apple from Overweight to Sector Weight
    RBC downgraded Perrigo (NYSE: PRGO) from Sector Perform to Underperform
    Wedbush downgraded Endocyte (NASDAQ: ECYT) from Outperform to Neutral

    This is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day — it's a look at everything happening in the market, in five minutes. To get the full version of this note every morning, click here or email minutes@benzinga.com.

  • [By ]

    Exploding biotech names are nothing new to this bull market. You might recall the headline swirling around Endocyte Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) as it posted one-day gains of more than 150% during the fourth quarter. The triple-digit move was sparked by a licensing agreement for the firms phase 3 prostate cancer drug. Now, these moves are becoming almost commonplace.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) were down 31 percent to $1.89 after the company issued clinical updates for EC1456 and EC1169, and announced plans to reduce workforce by 40 percent via restructuring. Endocyte said that it is continuing EC1169 program in taxane-exposed patients, but ending clinical development of EC1456 and EC1169 in taxane-na茂ve patients.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    For many years, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) has relied on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM) to manufacture the graphics chips it designs. Today, most of NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture-based graphics processors — from the GeForce GTX 1060, designed for mainstream PC gamers, all the way through its cutting edge Tesla P100 datacenter accelerators — are manufactured by TSMC.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    To illustrate my point, Intel’s chief competitor, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM), has said that its 7-nanometer technology, which should go into mass production in the first half of 2018, delivers a roughly 1.63-fold density improvement over its 10-nanometer technology.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Contract-chip manufacturing giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM) recently announced its earnings results, provided forward guidance for the current quarter, and provided a lot of insight on the ramp-up of its next-generation chip-manufacturing technology, called 10-nanometers (10nm for short).

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    As part of this discussion, he took the time to explain how the technology that Intel calls 14 nanometers is more like what its competitors — Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.(NYSE:TSM) — call 10 nanometers (smaller is generally believed to be better).

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    A while back, DigiTimes reported that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM), a major contract chip manufacturer, planned to introduce an enhanced variant of its 16nm manufacturing technology dubbed “12nm.”

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TiGenix NV (TGXSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Leuven, Belgium-based Tigenix (OTC:TGXSF) filed to go public in the U.S. in late 2015, only to become entangled with Bavarian Nordic (OTC:BVNKF) and Basilea Pharmaceutica (OTC:BPMUF) as the European drugmakers pulled back from NASDAQ. Tigenix subsequently increased its bank account following a 23.75 million placement in Belgium, and added an additional 25 million via a relationship with Takeda, before coming back to Wall Street in October 2016 with a revamped slate of underwriters.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BlackBerry Limited(BBRY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Piyush Arora]

    The point that Im trying to make is that BlackBerry is facing an acute shortage of apps, and the fixes available to mitigate the issue, are getting outdated and might not necessarily work in 2017. The company needs to do something about its BB10 OS, otherwise, its remaining base of loyal users might abandon the platform as well. (See Also: BlackBerry Stock: BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Might Gain From The Tesla Motors Inc Hack)

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    BlackBerry’s (NSDQ:BBRY)turnaround has been moving at snail’s pace. In that context, BlackBerry’s deal with Ford (NYSE:F) to expand usage of its QNX software in the latter’s line of connected cars was welcome news. Many see BBRY’s focus on automotive technology as a potential profit center. Norwegian security firm, Promon, recently gave a demonstration of howTesla (NSDQ:TSLA) cars can be stolen by hackers through the company’s official android application, which many car owners use to interact with their vehicles. This was one of the latest unflattering events to take place for Tesla. But this very news can be good for Blackberry. Here’s why.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ: BBRY) reported an unexpected profit for the first quarter. However, sales trailed expectations. The company also announced a stock buyback program.

  • [By Jack Foley]

    BlackBerry(NSDQ:BBRY)stock is a very volatile stock. When the company announced its latest set of earnings on the 20th of December, the share price rose to around $8 a share, but since then has plummeted back down to the $7 level. Blackberry is unique in that it is a low priced stock but is just as liquid as many of its peers. This combined with the volatility of the tech sector attracts all types of investors and traders as volatility is a guarantee (which we have obviously seen over the past week or so).

  • [By Kumar Abhishek]

    Shares of Ontario-basedsoftware companyBlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) jumped more than 16% in yesterday’s trade,creating a new 52-week highafter the company announced that it has won a windfall of $814.9 million in an interim arbitrationaward against Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM).Moreover, the arbitration award is not appealable by Qualcomm. The final award which will include interest rates and legal fees will be decided on May 31st. The windfall gain has earned BBRY stock price target upgrades from several analysts. The arbitration relates to an overpayment of royalty by BlackBerry Ltd between 2010 and 2015. The question now is, does this one-time award change anything for BlackBerry Ltd stock?

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    Shares of San Diego, California-based QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM)plunged further, losing more than 3.5% in yesterday’s trade. QCOM stock is now near its lowest levels since the post-earnings sell off. QCOM stock dipped on account of the smartphone chipmaker losing an arbitration case against BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY). Qualcomm was ordered to refund a sum of nearly $815M to the software company. This comes on the back of the San Diego company’s latest countersuit againstApple (NASDAQ:AAPL). QCOM stock had already been battered this year on account of its mounting legal troubles. With Qualcomm stock trading at such low levels, investors could be puzzled about whether they should buy this dip in QCOM stock.Is QCOM stock headed much lower? Will Qualcomm stock rebound ahead of its earnings? Let’s take a closer look.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Canon, Inc.(CAJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Carroll]

    Nikon’s story is similar to what’s plaguing its Japanese rival, Canon (NYSE: CAJ  ) . Canon’s stock has nosedived by 20% year to date, but the stock’s recovered nearly 3% over the past month. Don’t let appearances fool you: The company slashed its full-year sales and profit forecasts back in July, as the worldwide camera market has slumped, and as smartphones continue to take over this aging niche. Canon’s route back to respectability looks like a treacherous climb.

  • [By Paul R. La Monica]

    Miscellaneous shorts. Lamensdorf is also betting against Japanese printer and camera giant Canon (CAJ) since he believes the company still hasn’t figured out a way to compete with smartphones.