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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Tell us how you really feel, Mr. Buffett.

The price of bitcoin took a dive after Warren Buffett renewed his criticism of the cryptocurrency even comparing it to rat poison.

Bitcoin had been closing in on $10,000, but it fell nearly 6% Sunday and was down another 2% Monday to just over $9,300.

Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB), has been a bitcoin bear for years. He has often compared the cryptocurrency to gold, saying that both assets are strictly speculative and don’t produce earnings and dividends like stocks do.

Before the Berkshire annual meeting on Saturday, Buffett told CNBC that bitcoin was “probably rat poison squared.”

During the meeting itself, Buffett joked that “if you had bought gold at the time of Christ and you figure the compound rate on it, it’s a couple tenths of a percent.” What Buffett was saying about bitcoin was that you can buy it, but it will never produce anything of value.

He also responded to a question from the audience about bitcoin by saying that it and other crytpocurrencies “will come to bad endings.”

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ultralife Corporation(ULBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Polar Power (NASDAQ: POLA) and Ultralife (NASDAQ:ULBI) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: United Fire Group, Inc(UFCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    United Fire & Casualty (NASDAQ:UFCS) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $53.47 and last traded at $53.26, with a volume of 1018 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.84.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    United Fire Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UFCS) was downgraded to hold from buy at Sandler ONeill. The 52-week trading range for the shares has been $38.95 to $58.46. The stock closed Monday at $56, so this could be another valuation call.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Earnest Partners LLC grew its stake in shares of United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) by 2.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 1,449,353 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 36,932 shares during the quarter. Earnest Partners LLC owned about 0.06% of United Fire Group worth $69,366,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of United Fire & Casualty (NASDAQ:UFCS) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday following a dividend announcement from the company. The company traded as low as $52.90 and last traded at $52.61, with a volume of 2181 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.78.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.(RARE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) is expected to report Phase 2 data from all its tumor-induced osteomalacia patients. Shares of Ultragenyx closed Friday at $76.87, in a 52-week range of $41.67 to $86.10 and with a consensus analyst target of $68.74.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Burosumab Improves Outcomes in Children with XLH in Phase 2 Trial (raredr.com) RARE Stock Is on the Verge of Breaking Out Toward Higher Prices (profitconfidential.com) Burosumab may benefit children with X-linked hypophosphatemia (medicalxpress.com) A Look Inside the Quant Data For Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NasdaqGS:RARE) (parkcitycaller.com) Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (RARE)- Stock in the Trader’s Radar (nasdaqfortune.com)

    A number of research firms have recently weighed in on RARE. ValuEngine raised Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday. BidaskClub raised Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, May 19th. Barclays raised Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $62.00 to $74.00 in a report on Friday, May 11th. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a report on Thursday, May 10th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $63.00 target price for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, seventeen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $70.06.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    A Genentech alumnus, Conner was previously vice president of clinical science at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:RARE), a biotech that has successfully developed therapies for rare and ultrarare diseases. Prior to that, he was senior medical director at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN), another biotech company that’s successfully developed drugs for rare diseases.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:RARE) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Monday.

    A number of other brokerages have also recently weighed in on RARE. JPMorgan Chase restated an overweight rating and issued a $66.00 price objective (down from $68.00) on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Evercore ISI upgraded shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from an in-line rating to an outperform rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus restated a buy rating and issued a $74.00 price objective (down from $85.00) on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. Finally, Wedbush reiterated a positive rating and set a $71.00 target price (up from $64.00) on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $69.76.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lexington Realty Trust(LXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) is scheduled to be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, May 8th. Analysts expect Lexington Realty Trust to post earnings of $0.06 per share for the quarter. Lexington Realty Trust has set its FY18 guidance at $0.95-0.98 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Friday.

    Several other brokerages have also weighed in on LXP. Stifel Nicolaus lowered Lexington Realty Trust from a hold rating to a sell rating and cut their price target for the company from $8.50 to $7.00 in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Lexington Realty Trust from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, May 12th. Barclays cut their price target on Lexington Realty Trust from $10.00 to $9.00 and set an underweight rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, March 20th. Wells Fargo & Co cut their price target on Lexington Realty Trust from $11.00 to $9.00 and set a market perform rating for the company in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price objective on Lexington Realty Trust from $10.00 to $9.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have assigned a hold rating to the stock. Lexington Realty Trust has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $9.68.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) was downgraded by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, MarketBeat reports. They currently have a $7.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock, down from their previous target price of $8.50. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target suggests a potential downside of 15.66% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now

After examining Walt Disney’s (DIS) earnings, which were released after yesterday’s market close, Stifel’s Benjamin Mogil and Kevin Lee Hon Siong argued that they “continue to view Disney as a Tale of Two Stories.” They explain why:

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Disney reported 4Q16 results which were in-line with our estimates but below those of consensus expectations. Commentary for 2017 was likely below expectations but at the same set the stage for more realistic expectations and we view that clarity/transparency as one of the bigger factors behind the after-market hours stock reversal.

Continue To View Disney As A Tale Of Two Stories: Since the beginning of the year we noted that the company is somewhat of a split story. We continue to be of the view that the consumer-facing segments of the business: theme parks, studio and consumer products, continue to execute well/have a favorable outlook. Noted on this call was a strong start to Shanghai Disney, with the park expected to be around break even by the end of the year, much quicker than other international parks. While Studio will see a down year given the difficult “Star Wars” comp, the Studio continues to have a strong content cycle from not only Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar but increasingly from Disney Animation and Disney live action with the setup into 2018 very favorable. Similarly, the commentary on consumer products growth y/y was better than expected and shows greater depth into its product/licensing offering.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Data I/O Corporation(DAIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, technology shares fell 2.51 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), down 15 percent, and Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) down 13 percent.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.(IDTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Brown(n)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Arie Goren]

    On November 5, Oracle (NYSE:ORCL)confirmed that it has finally completed the acquisition of Netsuite (NYSE:N) for $9.3 billion in cash, or $109 per share that the company had initially offered. In my previous article about Oracle, I had suggested that the acquisition of NetSuite, the cloud business application software company, is a smart move by Oracle. What’s more, it is not paying an excessive price for the deal. In fact, Oracle insisted that it will not pay more than what it had first offered despite the resistance from T Rowe Price (NSDQ:TROW)which demanded $133 per share.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Eagle Bancorp, Inc.(EGBN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Eagle Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: EGBN) dropped 28% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $47.65 after closing at $66.15 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $69.80. Volume of around 3.6 million was more than three times the daily average. The bank holding company had no specific news Friday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGBN) and BankUnited (NYSE: BKU).

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ultralife Corporation(ULBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Energous Corporation and potential small cap networking or power peer Acacia Communications (NASDAQ: ACIA) having a run up late last year while small cap Ultralife Corp (NASDAQ: ULBI) is heading back up to previous highs and EnSync Inc (NYSEMKT: ESNC) has underperformed:

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    2. Low Debt Levels
    By looking through his previous success stories like Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), American Express (NYSE: AXP), and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), it is clear that Buffett carefully examines a company’s balance sheet, and prefers to invest in those with relatively modest debt burdens.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Well-known stocks in that group include JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) and Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC).

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) did an exceptionally good job of making it through the financial crisis in 2008 with minimal damage, weathering the turbulence in its stock price and rising to all-time record highs in the early and mid-2010s. Along the way, Wells Fargo also sought to regain its standing as a strong dividend stock, and it has successfully restored its quarterly payout to levels above what it had paid prior to the crisis. Yet recently, the bank has run into controversy with a scandal involving employees opening fake accounts, and Wells Fargo’s most recent earnings weren’t as strong as the company has seen in the past. Some investors are wondering whether the bank’s track record of dividend increases since the financial crisis could be in jeopardy. Let’s look more closely to whether Wells Fargo will raise its dividend in 2017.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The US financial sector has been on a solid run of late. Over the last 12 months the S&P 500 Financials Sector has returned 18.9% relative to the S&P 500 Index of 17.9%. Many analysts have formed the view that with the potential for higher market interest rates, this sector has a long runway ahead. So with this in mind I thought that it would be a good time to update my estimates of the intrinsic value of the 3 major diversified banks. Over a series of 4 articles I will value JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC). In this first article I will set the scene by reviewing the performance of the 3 banks over the last 10 years and compare their current performance to the Sector.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cherokee Inc.(CHKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cherokee Inc (NASDAQ: CHKE) shares dropped 37 percent to $4.85 after the company reported a loss for its first quarter on Thursday. The company reported an adjusted loss of $0.07 per share, versus analysts’ estimates for a profit of $0.13 per share.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cherokee Inc (NASDAQ: CHKE) shares dropped 32 percent to $5.26 after the company reported a loss for its first quarter on Thursday. The company reported an adjusted loss of $0.07 per share, versus analysts’ estimates for a profit of $0.13 per share.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Gerdau S.A.(GGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Manikandan Raman]

    On the news, Freeport-McMoRan surged 12 percent to $10.20 and Lundin Mining climbed 12 percent to $3.33. Gerdau SA (ADR) (NYSE: GGB) rose 19 percent to $1.23, Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE: VALE) advanced 18 percent to $4.85 and Banco Bradesco SA (ADR) (NYSE: BBD) gained 11 percent to $7.15.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE: CMP) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $1.33 per share on revenue of $347.03 million.

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $177.19 million.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tutor Perini Corporation(TPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Take general contracting company Tutor Perini (NYSE: TPC), for example.

    The California-based contracting giant is responsible for funding many infrastructure projects, including “Big Bertha,” a huge tunnel-boring project in Seattle, Wash. This tunnel will be 9,270 feet long and 115 feet deep – allowing for a major highway to be carried under downtown Seattle.

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Innoviva, Inc. (INVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Shares of Innoviva (NASDAQ:INVA), a biotechnology royalty company that develops respiratory therapeutics and is perhaps best known as GlaxoSmithKline’s (NYSE:GSK) development partner for its multiple next-generation COPD and asthma products, fell as much as 11% on Thursday. The reason behind Innoviva’s bad day can be traced to a proxy battle with activist hedge fund Sarissa Capital Management over seats on its board.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: PCM, Inc.(PCMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    PCM Inc (NASDAQ: PCMI) was down, falling around 26 percent to $14.63. PCM reported Q2 adjusted earnings of $0.47 per share on sales of $560.1 million.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Ultralife Corporation(ULBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Energous Corporation and potential small cap networking or power peer Acacia Communications (NASDAQ: ACIA) having a run up late last year while small cap Ultralife Corp (NASDAQ: ULBI) is heading back up to previous highs and EnSync Inc (NYSEMKT: ESNC) has underperformed:

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc.(KPTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KPTI) was raised to a Buy rating from Hold, and the price target was increased to $12 from $9, at Jefferies. The firm said its call is based on its future revenue opportunity in multiple myeloma. Itsshares most recently closed at $10.62, with a consensus price target of $16.30 and a 52-week range of $4.83 to $19.41.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Orbital ATK, Inc.(OA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Powell]

    My top recommendation for the privatization of space is Orbital ATK (OA), which was was formed early last year from the merger of Orbital Sciences and the aerospace division of Alliant Techsystems.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    On one particularly big news day, April 28, the DSCA announced that it has notified Congress of no fewer than seven separate pending arms sales that it plans to push through. These deals are aiming to sell:

    110 radar-seeking air-to-ground “HARM” missiles to Australia, generating sales of $137.6 million for prime contractors Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) and Raytheon (NYSE:RTN). Four P-8A Poseidonsubmarine-hunting jet aircraft to New Zealand — a $1.46 billion payday for Boeing (NYSE:BA). 13 76 mm cannonfor installation aboard Israeli Navy SA’AR 4.5 and SA’AR 6 Missile Patrol Boats at a purchase price of $440 million. (Italian firm Leonardo S.p.a.’s DRS North America subsidiary will be the contractor on that one.) Nine Bell 429light utility helicopters to Slovakia, yielding sales of $150 million for Textron (NYSE:TXT). And five CH-47D Chinookhelicopters, sold out of U.S. government surplus to Greece for $80 million.

    Also included in the DSCA’s list of pending contracts are two directed toward the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, specifically:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Now consider that as of the last report, Americans owned 265 million guns — but fewer than 1 million silencers. That’s a huge market that American Outdoor Brands and Sturm, Ruger would love to sell into. Easing restrictions on silencer sales could have follow-on effects, too. Granting easier access to suppressors could reduce noise complaints at open-air shooting ranges, making it easier for such businesses to open, which would attract more customers, resulting in more ammunition being used, resulting in more ammunition being sold, resulting in more sales (and profits) for ammo makers such as Olin Corp (NYSE:OLN), Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO), and Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Defense giant Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) confirmed Monday it will buy Orbital ATK Inc (NYSE: OA), the maker of the Pegasus rocket and a vast array of other aerospace and defense systems, in a $9.2 billion deal.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Last Monday, U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced it would buy Orbital ATK Inc (NYSE: OA), a direct Aerojet Rocketdyne competitor,for about $7.8 billion (a 22% premium to Orbital’s Friday close) in a deal thatwill give it greater access to lucrative government contracts and expand its arsenal of missile defense systems and space rockets. While Northrop already has a significant presence in payloads, it has not had launcher capability, an area that Orbital brings for both space and missile defense. Orbital also has contracts with NASA and the U.S. Army. The all-cash transaction is the biggest in the defense sector in two years and comes ahead of planned upgrades of U.S. ballistic systems (as the saber rattling by North Korea continues), which are expected to drive demand for missiles.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    While Trump’s nuclear tweet appears to have taken some folks off guard, the fact is that the U.S. has been planning a major upgrade and refurbishmentof its nuclear arsenal for quite some time — since at least the early years of the second Obama administration, in fact. As far back as three years ago, we were writing about a U.S. Air Force effort to begin upgrading the nation’s aging fleet of Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles — a contract that Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD), among others, is counting on to juice its rocket revenues. Rival rocket scientist Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) is bidding on the same contract, and whether it’s Aerojet or Orbital that eventually ends up winning this piece of the nuclear rearmament project, there should be money aplenty to go around.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: American DG Energy Inc.(ADGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap green energy stock American DG Energy (NYSEMKT: ADGE) as a long trade:

    As for American DG Energy, today’s push above a technical ceiling at $0.34 is telling, though that clue is made more telling when you see the short-term moving average lines have given us key bullish crosses over the course of the past couple of months; the undertow is turning bullish. What you can’t see on the daily chart is that this is the first time in years we’ve seen higher lows logged for ADGE.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Taylor & Martin Group Inc (TMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC’s earnings per share improvement from the most recent quarter was slightly positive. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC increased its bottom line by earning $4.70 versus $3.49 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($7.39 versus $4.70).

     

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    Net operating cash flow has increased to $743.90 million or 10.04% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC has also modestly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 0.44%.

     

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Life Sciences Tools & Services industry average. The net income increased by 0.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $471.60 million to $476.10 million.

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A+. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. 

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    The stock has risen over the past year as investors have generally rewarded the company for its earnings growth and other positive factors like the ones we have cited in this report. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.

     

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: North American Energy Partners, Inc.(NOA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, energy shares slipped by 1.36 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG), down 9 percent, and North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) (NYSE: NOA), down 6 percent.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: ClubCorp Holdings, Inc.(MYCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of ClubCorp Holdings Inc. (NYSE:MYCC) jumped 15.7% Thursday after reports stating the private golf and country-club specialist is considering strategic alternatives.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc.(AFOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Alliance Fiber Optic Products (NASDAQ: AFOP) shares rose 7.21% to $21.70. The volume of Alliance Fiber Optic Products shares traded was 397% higher than normal. Alliance Fiber Optic lifted its Q3 revenue outlook.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc (NASDAQ: AFOP) shares shot up 19 percent to $18.47 after the company agreed to be acquired by Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) for $18.50 per share.

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Investment Thesis

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc (NYSE:NUS) has been on my radar for quite some time now, simply because of its association with the infamous Herballife (NYSE:HLF) (which I will write about in part-2 of this series). I will not discuss in either of these articles the moral attributes of these companies as multi-level marketing, but solely as an investment opportunity to profit with a 15% upside potential.

Business Overview

Nu Skin Enterprises is a direct selling company, multi-level marketing, that markets anti-aging personal care (under the brand Nu Skin), nutrition (under the brand Pharmanex), and technology products through a global network of approximately 1 million Actives and Sales Leaders.

It defines Actives as “persons who have purchased products directly from the Company during the three months” and Sales Leaders “independent distributors, and sales employees and independent marketers in China”

From time to time the company develops new products for its consumers/sales force to purchase. Examples of its product line include, its ageLOC Me, ageLOC Youth or more recently an air purifier product in Mainland China. Through these limited-time offers the company typically generates a high level of purchasing for a limited time. This has a tendency to make its results uneven, however, the company hopes to over time to continue to grow its top and bottom line.

investment club: Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By R. Chandrasekaran]

    Some of the outperforming stocks:

    NVDIA Corp (NASDAQ: NVDA) trading up about 5.7 percent with a range between $69.50 and $71.72.
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is gaining about 4 percent. The stock ranged between $770.94 and $787.73.
    Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) is gaining about 3.3 percent with the stock trading between $56.10 and $58.01.
    Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is adding about 3 percent with the stock ranging $59.78-$60.52.
    Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is gaining about 2.9 percent with the stock trading between $792.90 and $805.
    Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) is adding approximately 2.9 percent with shares trading in the range of $34.15-$34.60.
    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) is gaining about 2.8 percent as the stock traded between $30.61 and $31.05.
    Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) is adding about 2.8 percent with the shares traded in the range of $75.41-$77.00

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investment club: HCP, Inc.(HCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    One smart way to capitalize on this trend over the next few decades is with a healthcare REIT like HCP (NYSE:HCP), which specializes in private-pay senior housing, medical office, and life science properties.

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    HCP, Inc. (HCP) is a REIT that focuses on senior housing facilities and other healthcare properties.

    With a yield of 5.8%, HCP is the highest yielder of all the aristocrat dividend stocks. HCP has upped its payout for 30 straight years and now pays 57.5 cents per unit quarterly.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Healthcare REIT HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) had an eventful 2016. The year started off quite turbulent, with dismal results from the company’s HCR ManorCare properties leading to a surprise loss, but recovered nicely as the company decided to spin off those and other troubled assets. What could be in store for HCP investors in the coming decade?

investment club: Ultralife Corporation(ULBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Energous Corporation and potential small cap networking or power peer Acacia Communications (NASDAQ: ACIA) having a run up late last year while small cap Ultralife Corp (NASDAQ: ULBI) is heading back up to previous highs and EnSync Inc (NYSEMKT: ESNC) has underperformed:

investment club: Arlington Asset Investment Corp(AI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    The first stock on our list today is Arlington Asset Management Corp. (NYSE: AI), which primarily acquires and holds mortgage-related assets. The company’s portfolio consists mostly of agency-backed mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and private-label, residential MBS. The best part is its massive 17.4% dividend yield.

investment club: Whiting Petroleum Corporation(WLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, energy shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.67 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 5 percent, and Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR) down 6 percent.

  • [By Chris Dier-Scalise]

    According to Yahoo Finance, this holds for Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO), which is showing 22.63 percent against the float, Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL), currently at 22.55 percent, as well as several others held by the ETF. If your own short-term thesis is in line with this trend, the bear ETF might be the optimal way of approaching that industry.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, energy shares fell by 1.43 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Westmoreland Coal Company (NYSE: WLB), down 9 percent, and Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 7 percent.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) saw its shares rocket up by 30.2% to $12.21 on 79.5 million shares on Wednesday. That represents almost 4 times normal trading volume. Whiting Petroleum has a total market cap of $3.5 billion. The company has a consensus analyst price target of $11.39 and a 52-week trading range of $3.35 to $16.62.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares fell 1.02 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 8 percent, and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NASDAQ: CLMT) down 7 percent.

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day trading techniques: Open Text Corporation(OTEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    One split announcement came from OpenText Inc. (OTEX) — a stock we had already added to our portfolio back in July, 2014; it has since done very well.

day trading techniques: Ultralife Corporation(ULBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Energous Corporation and potential small cap networking or power peer Acacia Communications (NASDAQ: ACIA) having a run up late last year while small cap Ultralife Corp (NASDAQ: ULBI) is heading back up to previous highs and EnSync Inc (NYSEMKT: ESNC) has underperformed:

day trading techniques: Prestige Brand Holdings Inc.(PBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Castor believes the cash has disappeared into working capital, which has grown from 23% to more than 50% since 2008. Comparable company PrestigeBrand (PBH) uses 11%; Unilever(UL) and Colgate-Palmolive(CL) far less.

day trading techniques: Mitsubishi Corporation (MSBHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Renault Nissan (OTC:RNSDF) (NSANY)/Mitsubishi (OTCPK:MSBHY) (MMTOF)

    On December 20, Green Car Reports reported: “Mitsubishi electric cars to use Nissan-Renault platforms.” Remember Mitsubishi has the US$22,995 all-electric 16 kWh iMiEV coming out in 2017.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Mitsubishi (OTCPK:MSBHY)

    Earlier in 2016, Mitsubishi released its 2017 i-MiEV. It is fully electric, with a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a range of 62 miles. Basically just a short trips car, as the range is really very low. Mitsubishi also has its popular plug in hybrid Outlander model that sells quite well. As stated last month, the company announced “plans to launch a compact EV with 250-mile range by 2020”. Mitsubishi is currently ranked 7th in global EV sales.

day trading techniques: Cincinnati Financial Corporation(CINF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Cincinnati Financial (CINF) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after the insurer warned of larger catastrophe losses and lower reserve releases.

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    Cincinnati Financialdropped 6.7% to $69.91 today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.2% to 2,270.44.

    Sandler O’Neil’s Paul Newsome and team explain why Cincinnati Financial got hammered today:

    On January 12, 2017, before the market opened, CINF pre-announced 4Q16 catastrophe loss estimates and underwriting results. The company expects 4Q16 earnings to include pre-tax catastrophe losses of approximately $75 million to $85 million, representing an impact on the combined ratio of approximately 6.5 to 7.5 percentage points, based on estimated property casualty earned premiums…

    While the press release headline led with higher catastrophe losses, the real issue was less favorable reserve development related to the companys commercial casualty line.Cincinnati Financial has been growing faster than its peers for some time. The company has been growing primarily due to geographic expansion which is better than growth through price cutting. Nevertheless, growth during a soft market is difficult and the fourth quarter profit warning will likely lead to renewed concerns thatCincinnati Financial cannot maintain its excellent profitability in its commercial insurance business.

    Cincinnati Financial’s market capitalization fell to $11.5 billion today from $12.3 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $634 million on sales of $5.2 billion in 2015.

day trading techniques: Lannett Co Inc(LCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE: EW) announced plans to buy Valtech Cardio for $340 million in cash and stock. The company also announced a $1 billion buyback plan.
    Epizyme Inc (NASDAQ: EPZM) disclosed that it has received Fast Track designation for tazemetostat.
    Athene Holding Ltd. (NYSE: ATH) reported that it has priced its 23.8 million share IPO between $38 per share and $42 per share.
    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) reported the approval for its Metaxalone Tablets USP, 800 mg.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap generic pharmaceutical stock Lannett Company, Inc (NYSE: LCI) is thesecond most shorted stock on the NYSE with short interest of 55.65% according toHighshortinterest.com. Lannett Company was founded in 1942 anddevelops, manufactures, packages, markets and distributes generic pharmaceutical products for a wide range of medical indications and therapeutic areas. The Company believes its ability to select viable products for development, efficiently develop such products (including obtaining any applicable regulatory approvals), vertically integrateitself into certain specialty markets and achieving economies in production are all critical for its success in the generic pharmaceutical industry in which it operates.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap generic pharmaceutical stock Lannett Company, Inc (NYSE: LCI) is thethird most shorted stock on the NYSE with short interest of 52.86% according toHighshortinterest.com.Lannett Company, founded in 1942, develops, manufactures, packages, markets and distributes generic pharmaceutical products for a wide range of medical indications and therapeutic areas. The Company believe that its ability to select viable products for development, efficiently develop such products (including obtaining any applicable regulatory approvals), vertically integrateitself into certain specialty markets and achieve economies in production are all critical for its success in the generic pharmaceutical industry in which it operates.

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    We’ve compiled a list of the most heavily shorted stocks to show you which stocks have the most negative sentiment on the market…

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    Some investors think the only way to profit from the stock market is to buy stocks and wait for the price to rise. However, these investors are missing out on the massive profit opportunity that comes from shorting stocks.