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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities, and today’s blog post is a great place to start.

After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 82 big blue chips.

Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.

This Week’s Ratings Changes:

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical Company Ltd.(SHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about Shanghai Petrochemical (NYSE:SHI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shanghai Petrochemical earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.8127005121821 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shanghai Petrochemical (NYSE: SHI) and Eastman Chemical (NYSE:EMN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Horizon National Corporation(FHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer also sat down with Bryan Jordan, chairman, president and CEO of First Horizon National (FHN) , the Tennessee-based regional bank that just posted a three-cents-a-share earnings beat with net interest margins up 52 basis points.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Horizon National (FHN)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Point72 Asset Management L.P. cut its stake in First Horizon National Corp (NYSE:FHN) by 36.6% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 520,209 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 300,391 shares during the period. Point72 Asset Management L.P.’s holdings in First Horizon National were worth $9,796,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: I.D. Systems, Inc.(IDSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    xG Technology (NASDAQ: XGTI) and I.D. Systems (NASDAQ:IDSY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on I.D. Systems (IDSY)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    I.D. Systems (NASDAQ: IDSY) and Lumentum (NASDAQ:LITE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ING Group, N.V.(ING)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ING Groep (NYSE: ING) and GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S (NYSE:AVAL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Iungo (CURRENCY:ING) traded down 8.3% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 10:00 AM Eastern on June 10th. Iungo has a market capitalization of $2.67 million and approximately $190,723.00 worth of Iungo was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Iungo token can now be purchased for about $0.0667 or 0.00000916 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including YoBit, IDEX and Kucoin. Over the last week, Iungo has traded 17.7% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Banco Macro SA ADR Class B (NYSE: BMA) and ING Groep (NYSE:ING) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: United Natural Foods, Inc.(UNFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are cheering a major development in efforts to fix the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. According to Reuters, Chinese telecom giant ZTE has signed an agreement to get back into business with its American partners. The agreement will lift a ban by the U.S. Commerce Department that prevented China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment from buying from U.S. suppliers. This is a major development, and one that signals progress among trade officials from both nations. There are now more job openings in the United States than available workers. This is the first time that the Department of Labor has documented this phenomenon. There are 6.7 million openings compared to the 6.4 million workers available to fill those positions. As a result, U.S. companies have been forced to increase compensation in order to attract talent. All of the positive economic development could come to a screeching halt should the U.S. experience the largest labor strike in a decade. Reports indicate that the Teamsters and the United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are on a collision course that could result in a general strike. The union has announced that 260,000 UPS employees have authorized a strike should both sides fail to reach a labor deal by August 1. UPS is responsible for the transport of 6% of the nation’s gross domestic product.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, NOG, WFC
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) investors remain committed to giving Chairman Elon Musk more of their money. On Tuesday, shareholders struck down proposals that would have removed Musk from the chairman role and shaken up the board of directors. Both proposals failed. At the same shareholder event, Musk announced plans for Tesla to open a production facility in Shanghai and projected that his firm will likely produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June. In deal news, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOG) has won U.S. antitrust approval to purchase rocket moto

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Algert Global LLC bought a new stake in shares of United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor bought 26,469 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,137,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Earnest Partners LLC increased its holdings in shares of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) by 2.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,768,903 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 47,060 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC owned 3.51% of United Natural Foods worth $75,957,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, fresh earnings news left shares of Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) and United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) moving in opposite directions.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) had its price target lowered by Wells Fargo & Co from $50.00 to $45.00 in a research report report published on Thursday. The firm currently has a market perform rating on the stock.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Last week, United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) shares fell more than 14% in the trading session following the company’s June 6 release of fiscal third-quarter 2018 earnings, largely on investor concerns over gross margin. The stock has recouped only a couple of percentage points to date.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: priceline.com Incorporated(PCLN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Will Target (NYSE: TGT) get its mojo back, or will shoppers flock to Walmart (NYSE: WMT)? Which travel agent books more snow ski trips this season, Expedia (Nasdaq: EXPE) or Priceline (Nasdaq: PCLN)? Which video game console emerges on top, Microsoft’s Xbox or Nintendo’s Switch?

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    For example, owning just one share of The Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN) would cost $1,921.53. But some of these stocks aren’t quite as “expensive” as they seem…

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Through Tom’s various strategies, followers had the chance to pocket gains of 195.36% in 16 days on Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), 193.39% in 16 days on SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE Arca: GLD), 100% in eight days on International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and even 248.42% in 17 days on SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Home Federal Bancorp Inc.(HOME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect At Home (HOME) Stock Price” was published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. and international trademark & copyright legislation. The correct version of this piece can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3356638/positive-news-coverage-somewhat-unlikely-to-affect-at-home-home-stock-price.html.

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    Real Money columnist Robert Lang says that while retail “has certainly had its challenges over the past couple of years, between difficulties in the mall and then the big gorilla in the room, Action Alerts PLUS holding Amazon (AMZN) …there are a handful of names that continue to perform well, one of those is At Home Group (HOME) .

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on At Home Group (HOME)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    At Home Group (NYSE:HOME) updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.25-1.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.23. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.15-1.16 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.16 billion.At Home Group also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.32-0.33 EPS.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TechTarget, Inc.(TTGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT) Director Leonard P. Forman sold 63,862 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.59, for a total transaction of $1,506,504.58. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TechTarget (TTGT)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TechTarget (TTGT)

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sims Metal Management Limited(SMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Speed Mining Service (CURRENCY:SMS) traded 4.2% higher against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on May 20th. One Speed Mining Service token can now be purchased for $16.33 or 0.00192074 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange and HitBTC. Speed Mining Service has a market capitalization of $1.71 million and $413.00 worth of Speed Mining Service was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, Speed Mining Service has traded 4.2% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Speed Mining Service (CURRENCY:SMS) traded 7.8% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 8:00 AM Eastern on June 7th. During the last seven days, Speed Mining Service has traded 21.8% lower against the US dollar. One Speed Mining Service token can currently be bought for approximately $11.56 or 0.00150095 BTC on major exchanges including CoinExchange and HitBTC. Speed Mining Service has a market capitalization of $1.21 million and $182.00 worth of Speed Mining Service was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Geo Group Inc (GEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GeoCoin (GEO) is a token. It was first traded on August 18th, 2013. GeoCoin’s total supply is 4,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 3,170,551 tokens. GeoCoin’s official Twitter account is @geo_coin. GeoCoin’s official website is geocoin.cash.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    My second question is a tougher one: What’s the best investing strategy if the president does support U.S. marijuana law reform and the legislation passes? One idea is to bet against prison stocks like CoreCivic (NYSE:CXW) and GEO Group (NYSE:GEO).After researching this strategy, though, my conclusion is that this is an especially bad idea. Here’s why.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    US Bancorp DE decreased its position in shares of The GEO Group Inc (NYSE:GEO) by 18.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 19,855 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,548 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in The GEO Group were worth $406,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Geodrill (TSE:GEO) – Investment analysts at Clarus Securities dropped their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for Geodrill in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, May 7th. Clarus Securities analyst N. Sangmuah now forecasts that the company will earn $0.18 per share for the year, down from their prior forecast of $0.26.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GeoCoin (CURRENCY:GEO) traded down 5.4% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on July 5th. In the last week, GeoCoin has traded up 1.8% against the U.S. dollar. One GeoCoin token can currently be bought for approximately $0.84 or 0.00012896 BTC on major exchanges including Bittrex and Cryptopia. GeoCoin has a total market capitalization of $2.67 million and approximately $4,871.00 worth of GeoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, the real estate shares rose 0.14 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE: GOV), up 7 percent, and The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE: GEO) up 3 percent.

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Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits.

Today’s column addresses questions about when to reinstate after suspending a retirement benefit, increasing a spouse’s benefit amount, sequencing widow’s and retirement benefits, whether it’s possible to suspend a retirement benefit before full retirement age and the availability of spousal benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, a company that markets Maximize My Social Security, a Social Security benefits calculator referred to in this post.

See more Ask Larry answers here.

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When Should I Reinstate After Filing And Suspending?

Hi Larry, I’ll be 70 in about 6 months. I filed and suspended my retirement benefit under the old rules so my wife, who is 66, could draw her spousal benefit. When should I reinstate my retirement benefit so I can get the maximum amount? Thanks, Greg

best stocks to buy into: United Natural Foods, Inc.(UNFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Taylor Cox]

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  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q1 2017 earnings report for small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (December 7th). Shares tend to move in tandeem with Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) who accounts for more than 30% of sales and were falling in September on concerns about WFM’s weakness with Wolfe Research’s Scott Mushkin commenting:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for the Hain Celestial Group shows shares having once strongly outperformed largely underperforming peers such as large capWhole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) and small cap United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q2 2017 earnings report for small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (March 8th). United Natural Foods shares will tend to move in tandem with Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) who accounts for more than 30% of sales.

best stocks to buy into: ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ARIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Healthcare shares gained around 0.73 percent in trading on Monday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA), and VCA Inc (NASDAQ: WOOF).

best stocks to buy into: East West Bancorp Inc.(EWBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.

best stocks to buy into: Pacific Ethanol Inc.(PEIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ: PEIX) got a boost, shooting up 30 percent to $5.47 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.

best stocks to buy into: AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(AVEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVEO) shares shot up 69 percent to $1.23 after the company reported positive CHMP opinion for tivozanib for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Hot penny stockscan bring investors double-digit returns in a short amount of time. For instance, AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: AVEO) surged 332%, from $0.73 to $3.15, from June 22 to July 10. That means any investor who bought in on June 22 more than quadrupled their initial investment in less than three weeks.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc.(Nasdaq: AVEO) is another top performer to put on yourpenny stocks to watchlist.

    The company’s share price has soared 468.5% so far this year, with 321.8% of those gains accumulating since June 23. On that date, AVEO received approval in Europe for its cancer drug called Tivozanib.

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German bunds are trying to deliver a message to stock-market investors: Achtung!

According to market technician Tom McClellan, a narrowing yield spread between German 10-year bonds, known as bunds
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has historically been a bad omen for equity markets.

stock trading courses: BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust(BPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares fell by 1.30 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (NYSE: BPT), down 14 percent, and Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (NASDAQ: GIFI), down 13 percent.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Our featured recommendation, the BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (BPT), is a grantor trust. What that means is that the trust holds royalty interest in minerals from the Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope of Alaska.

stock trading courses: AxoGen, Inc.(AXGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN) was down, falling around 10 percent to $22.42. AxoGen reported a proposed public offering of common stock.

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stock trading courses: CME Group Inc.(CME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Zeiler]

    Bitcoin futures trading started at the CBOE Global Markets Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE) on Dec. 10 and on the much larger CME Group Inc. (Nasdaq: CME) on Dec. 18. Nasdaq Inc. (Nasdaq: NDAQ) plans to begin trading Bitcoin futures in the first half of next year.

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    Market Exchanges like the CME Group (Nasdaq: CME) have just started allowing trading in bitcoin futures and could attract an entirely new type of retail user as well as allowing institutional clients access to the bitcoin theme. Exchanges make their money on transactional volume, so a bursting of the bitcoin bubble wouldn’t necessarily mean weakness for shares.

stock trading courses: United Natural Foods, Inc.(UNFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for the Hain Celestial Group shows shares having once outperformed underperforming peers such as large capWhole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) and small cap United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) reported fiscal Q4 2017 earnings after the Wednesday market close with shares closing up 5.29% after better-than-expected earnings results in a space thats facing deflation especially after the Amazon-Wholefoods deal was announced. Q4 net sales increased 5.7% to $2.34 billion as sales were positively impacted by the acquisitions of Haddon House Food Products, Inc. and Gourmet Guru, Inc (Due to the integration of these acquisitions, the financial impact of acquired businesses is no longer fully separable). Net income increased 12.1% to $38.9 million.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for the Hain Celestial Group shows shares having once strongly outperformed largely underperforming peers such as large capWhole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) and small cap United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI):

stock trading courses: AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co)(ABC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    AmerisourceBergen (ABC) sprinted to the top of the S&P 500 after releasing Street-beating earnings this morning.

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    Shares of AmerisourceBergen jumped 8.8% to $$75.96 today, while the S&P 500 dropped fell 0.7% to 2,097.94.

    Leerink’s David Larsen and Matt Dellelo traces today’s big gain to Amerisource’s big drop following McKesson’s (MCK) earnings last week:

    This morningAmerisourceBergen reported adjusted EPS of $1.30, which was well ahead of Leerink/consensus of $1.22/$1.22. The quality of the beat appears decent, with some pressure in gross margin, completely offset by lower SG&A costs. Given the dramatic reduction in guidance provided byMcKesson (MP), investors had been very cautious heading into the quarter. We are pleased to see that F2017 EPS guidance of $5.63-$5.88 brackets Leerink/consensus estimates of $5.85/$5.82. Brand inflation is now expected to be in the +7-9% range from 10% previously, and F2017 is expected to be back-half loaded. Our first impression of the quarter is that the print and guide are good and there will likely be a relief rally in the shares.

    AmerisourceBergen’s market capitalization rose to $18.1 billion from $16.6 billion yesterday.

stock trading courses: WPP plc(WPPGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    WPP plc (WPPGY) — Most of WPP’s public websites were rendered inaccessible after the world’s biggest advertising group said its IT systems were the focus of a suspected cyberattack. Shares traded down almost 1% in early afternoon.

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The great migration from bonds into stocks that many market strategists have been forecasting for 2017 is equivalent to the “fake news” that spread during the presidential campaign, according to Goldman Sachs strategists.

“The political rotation occurring in Washington, D.C….[which] has prompted investors to focus on prospective tax and regulatory reforms after years of partisan gridlock … will not be mirrored in financial portfolios,” write Goldman strategists in their weekly “Kickstart” report. “Despite the sharp fall in bond values during the past six months and the prospect of further losses in 2017, we expect minimal asset rotation away from debt.”

For mutual fund portfolios the bond weighting is much higher – at 30% of total mutual fund assets, but that is in line with 5-year, 10-year and 25-year averages, according to Goldman. Mutual funds could be a source of “incremental demand for equities” as they reduce bond allocations, but the pace will be limited, write Goldman strategists. They expect mutual funds and pension funds will be net sellers of stocks in 2017 while ETFs and foreign investors are net buyers.

top cheap stocks to buy now: United Natural Foods, Inc.(UNFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q1 2017 earnings report for small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (December 7th). Shares tend to move in tandeem with Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) who accounts for more than 30% of sales and were falling in September on concerns about WFM’s weakness with Wolfe Research’s Scott Mushkin commenting:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q2 2017 earnings report for small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (March 8th). United Natural Foods shares will tend to move in tandem with Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) who accounts for more than 30% of sales.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) reported fiscal Q4 2017 earnings after the Wednesday market close with shares closing up 5.29% after better-than-expected earnings results in a space thats facing deflation especially after the Amazon-Wholefoods deal was announced. Q4 net sales increased 5.7% to $2.34 billion as sales were positively impacted by the acquisitions of Haddon House Food Products, Inc. and Gourmet Guru, Inc (Due to the integration of these acquisitions, the financial impact of acquired businesses is no longer fully separable). Net income increased 12.1% to $38.9 million.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for the Hain Celestial Group shows shares having once outperformed underperforming peers such as large capWhole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) and small cap United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI):

top cheap stocks to buy now: NovoCure Limited(NVCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Novocure Ltd (NASDAQ: NVCR) shares shot up 22 percent to $7.27 after the company posted a narrower-than-expected Q3 loss.

    Shares of TriNet Group Inc (NYSE: TNET) got a boost, shooting up 15 percent to $20.43. TriNet reported Q3 earnings of $0.29 per share on revenue of $770.5 million.

top cheap stocks to buy now: Netease.com Inc.(NTES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    Shares of Hangzhou, China-based NetEase Inc (NASDAQ:NTES)popped 14% in the Feb 16th trading session after the company reported stellar Q4 and full-year 2016 earnings on Feb 15th after market close. The Chinese online gaming giant delivered an EPS of $4.30 on revenues of $1.74B beating EPS estimates by $0.86 and revenue estimates by $16oM. NetEase’s revenue grew by an impressive 53.1% YoY for Q4 and 67.7% for the full year 2016. On the back of these strong numbers, NTES stock closed at an all-time high of $298.73 in yesterday’s trading session. NTES stock might have gone up very high too soon. There could be a correction around the corner but still NTES stock is a great long-term proposition with much more upside left. Here’s why.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Shares ofNetEase (NASDAQ:NTES)popped 20.1% last month, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence, as the Chinese internet technology company’s strong fourth-quarter earnings report was applauded by investors.

top cheap stocks to buy now: Beasley Broadcast Group Inc.(BBGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Beasley Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ: BBGI) and Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE).

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Beasley Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: BBGI) and Greater Media have entered into a definitive agreement under which Beasley will acquire all of the outstanding stock of Greater Media for approximately $240 million.

top cheap stocks to buy now: Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc.(SVVC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Hibah Yousuf]

    Similarly, Twitter is also the biggest holding in the Firsthand Technology Value Fund (SVVC). With just over 1 million shares of the social media platform, Twitter represents nearly 11% of the total portfolio as of mid-year. Shares of Firsthand Technology Value jumped more than 6% Friday.

Hot Casino Stocks To Own For 2018

Late last year, Japan legalized casinos in the country, opening up a gaming industry that could generate as much as $30 billion a year in revenues and become the second-largest casino market in the world. As several players scout for licenses, Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) is ready to invest heavily in the region, committing to an initial investment of $10 billion. While this is a significant number, if Las Vegas Sands is able to capture a decent share in the market, it would make sense given the revenue potential of the market. Currently, Macau and Singapore are the largest value drivers of the company, together accounting for more than 80% of its valuation.

The company is heavily dependent on Macau for revenues, and regulation changes in the region have impacted it negatively. At its peak in 2013, Macau’s gaming market had reached a size of $45 billion. However, after stricter regulations imposed by Chinese regulators, revenues started slumping. In 2016, the total amount won by casinos in the region stood at nearly $28 billion. Japan is likely to emerge as a huge market for casinos, with annual revenue estimates ranging from $10 billion to $30 billion.

Hot Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: United Natural Foods, Inc.(UNFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q1 2017 earnings report for small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (December 7th). Shares tend to move in tandeem with Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) who accounts for more than 30% of sales and were falling in September on concerns about WFM’s weakness with Wolfe Research’s Scott Mushkin commenting:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q2 2017 earnings report for small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (March 8th). United Natural Foods shares will tend to move in tandem with Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) who accounts for more than 30% of sales.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for the Hain Celestial Group shows shares having once strongly outperformed largely underperforming peers such as large capWhole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) and small cap United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for the Hain Celestial Group shows shares having once outperformed underperforming peers such as large capWhole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) and small cap United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) reported fiscal Q4 2017 earnings after the Wednesday market close with shares closing up 5.29% after better-than-expected earnings results in a space thats facing deflation especially after the Amazon-Wholefoods deal was announced. Q4 net sales increased 5.7% to $2.34 billion as sales were positively impacted by the acquisitions of Haddon House Food Products, Inc. and Gourmet Guru, Inc (Due to the integration of these acquisitions, the financial impact of acquired businesses is no longer fully separable). Net income increased 12.1% to $38.9 million.

Hot Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: FIRST REPUBLIC BANK(FRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion before the opening bell. Citigroup shares rose 0.30 percent to $67.22 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) to have earned $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion in the latest quarter. JPMorgan will release earnings before the markets open. JPMorgan shares gained 0.48 percent to $93.55 in after-hours trading.
    Cyberark Software Ltd (NASDAQ: CYBR) lowered its guidance for the second quarter. The company now expects total revenue of $57.0 million to $57.5 million, versus earlier guidance of $61.0 million to $62.0 million. Cyberark shares dipped 17.65 percent to $42.00 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the opening bell, First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million. First Republic Bank shares dropped 0.80 percent to close at $101.35 on Thursday.

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    Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $22.51 billion.
    Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion.
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion.
    PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE: PNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.02 per share on revenue of $4.00 billion.
    First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million.
    First Horizon National Corp (NYSE: FHN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $337.89 million.

     

Hot Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: Sanofi(SNY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Hopes were high for MannKind (MNKD) when its inhaled insulin Afrezza was approved by the FDA more than two years ago. At the time, Barron’s warned that it was time to dump MannKind’s shares, something that now seems prescient, as its shares have since tumbled 95%. No wonder, as the news since then has been far from good. MannKind found a partner in Sanofi (SNY), only to get dumped in early 2016, and has since been forced to sell property to raise cash. And now MannKind could be on the verge of being delisted from the Nasdaq due to its sub $1 stock price. What now? Piper Jaffray’sJoshua Schimmer and team see a reverse stock split in MannKind’s future:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Shares of Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN) rose by more than 33% at$26.28 in Thursday trading, in response to rumors that a takeover bid from Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) is looming.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    MannKind has just one Food and Drug Administration-approved therapy, an inhalable type 1 and type 2 diabetes drug known as Afrezza. On paper Afrezza looked like a winner. It was fast-acting, it metabolized through the body more quickly than traditional insulin, and it was exceptionally convenient since there were no needles involved. The company also wound up licensing the drug out to Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) in 2014, netting much needed upfront capital and help on the expenses front.

Hot Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: Baker Hughes Incorporated(BHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Among the year-end numbers, there isn’t that much that pops out as extraordinary. Halliburton ended 2016 with a $6.69 per-share loss. Much of that loss, though, was the $7.4 billion in charges related to asset impairments, goodwill writedowns, and the $4.06 billion it had to charge for the termination of the merger with Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI). So when looking at the company’s year-end results, do keep in mind that those are heavily skewed by one-time items that probably won’t have much of a material impact on the business in the coming year. Looking at operational income, we see that international markets held up rather well throughout the year, while the North American market suffered.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    While Loop maintains a Buy rating on all of the stocks mentioned above, Guggenheim analyst Michael LaMotte isn’t quite so bullish on the sector. Earlier this week, LaMotte downgraded the following oil services stocks from Buy to Neutral:

    Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI)
    Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc (NYSE: FMSA)
    Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE: HP)
    Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR)
    Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB)
    Halliburton
    Superior Energy Services

    Guggenheim also cut its 2017 oil price forecast from $55 to $48/bbl.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Following a series of M&A announcements in the oilfield-services sector since the onset of the oil market downturn, French oil-field service company Technip and U.S. oilfield equipment company FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI) hooked up in an all-stock deal valuing the combined company at $13 billion. Shareholders of each company will own 50% of the combined entity, to be named TechnipFMC, which implies a roughly $6.5 billion acquisition valuation for each entity. The transaction, which should close early next year, will “combine Technip’s innovative systems and solutions, state-of-the-art assets, engineering strengths, and project management capabilities with FMC Technologies’ leading technology, manufacturing, and service capabilities.” Further, it should save $400 million in annual costs by 2019. Moreover, it will enable the combined company to compete better against larger oil-field service rivals Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), and Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB), which have all gained strength during the downturn either through M&A activities or cost savings initiatives.

  • [By William Patalon III]

    Since the moment it was announced, we’ve been highly bullish on the complicated-but-intriguing deal that would combine the oilfield services unit of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and all of sector rival Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI).