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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now

The best way to value Ensco (ESV), and the offshore oil drillers more generally, is to value them on the basis of their assets. These companies are obviously not earning any money right now, and when they do earn money, their earnings are very cyclical in nature, thus making earnings based analyses (like DCF’s) that make projections of regular earnings into the future inapplicable. So, in this article, I will look at Ensco’s value on the basis of the hard assets that it owns.

As Warren Buffett admonishes, in investing there should really only be two rules: (1) Don’t lose money; (2) don’t forget rule number one. In this spirit, my main focus will be on what I imagine to be the most plausible worst-case scenario. (Thus, for those of you who wish to comment, the most obvious way to attack my argument is to show how what I imagine to be the worst case is actually not the worst-case, and that, in fact, there is something else which is plausibly worse. I greatly look forward to reading your ideas.) My thesis will be that Ensco’s shares are undervalued even relative to this worst-case scenario. As a result, an investment in Ensco at current levels should cohere to Buffett’s investing rules laid out above, meaning a loss (over a longer-term holding period, of course) should be highly unlikely and the upside should take of itself. What I say here for Ensco should, in large part, be applicable (with the appropriate tweaks) to the others of the big-five offshore oil drillers as well – i.e., Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG), Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC), Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (NYSE:DO), and Noble Corporation plc (NYSE:NE). Furthermore, what I say here takes more of the feel of a back-of-the-envelope calculation, as opposed to hyper-precise spreadsheet modeling. Again, following Buffett, the idea is to be approximately right, rather than precisely wrong.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: InterOil Corporation(IOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about InterOil (NYSE:IOC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. InterOil earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.5148763796823 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation(IART)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Integra Lifesciences (NASDAQ:IART) had its price objective hoisted by stock analysts at JPMorgan Chase from $57.00 to $65.00 in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the life sciences company’s stock. JPMorgan Chase’s price target points to a potential upside of 2.23% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
    BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
    Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
    Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
    Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Coherent (NASDAQ: COHR) and Integra Lifesciences (NASDAQ:IART) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust(BIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Bitcoin (CURRENCY:BIT) traded up 12.4% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on July 1st. One First Bitcoin coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0113 or 0.00000177 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last week, First Bitcoin has traded 4% lower against the US dollar. First Bitcoin has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $13.00 worth of First Bitcoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: The Michaels Companies, Inc.(MIK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its holdings in shares of Michaels Companies Inc (NASDAQ:MIK) by 7.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 52,994 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,543 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Michaels Companies were worth $1,045,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    The Michaels Companies (Nasdaq: MIK) owns six brands in the retail arts & crafts space, including the top specialty retailer in North America and the #1 wholesale distributor by market share. The arts & crafts segment should hold up well in any kind of consumer weakness as people look to save money by staying in and spending on inexpensive crafts.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    The week ahead will likely bring more volatility, particularly for shareholders ofDave & Buster’s(NASDAQ:PLAY), H&R Block(NYSE:HRB), and Michaels(NASDAQ:MIK)as each of these companies is set to announce quarterly earnings results over the next few days. Let’s look at a few key trends to watch for in the reports.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Also, the two look at the sharp sell-offs that the market treated Michaels(NASDAQ:MIK) and Tailored Brands(NYSE:TLRD) to yesterday — what went wrong, and can the companies improve from here? Finally, they dip into the Fool mailbag to explain how a company’s market cap compares to the size of its total potential market.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC(UVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UVE) CEO Sean P. Downes sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.77, for a total transaction of $715,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,479,141 shares in the company, valued at $52,908,873.57. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Should You Buy Universal Insurance Holdings Inc (NYSE:UVE) At US$035.15? (finance.yahoo.com) Analyzing Universal Insurance (UVE) and Infinity Property and Casualty (IPCC) (americanbankingnews.com) Why Fundamental Investors Love Universal Insurance Holdings Inc (NYSE:UVE) (finance.yahoo.com) Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UVE) Stock Under Examination Week Performance is -3.2876713 (stocknewscaller.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on UVE shares. ValuEngine cut shares of Universal Insurance from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $35.00 target price on shares of Universal Insurance and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) extended Friday’s gains amid optimism for the action camera and drone specialist’s ongoing turnaround, while shares of Universal Insurance Holdings (NYSE:UVE) rallied on news of the waning storm in Florida.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stifel Financial Corp increased its holdings in shares of Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UVE) by 6.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 41,592 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,510 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp owned 0.12% of Universal Insurance worth $1,317,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Pentair plc.(PNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sound Shore Management Inc. CT reduced its stake in shares of Pentair (NYSE:PNR) by 11.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,239,543 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 281,506 shares during the period. Pentair makes up approximately 2.5% of Sound Shore Management Inc. CT’s holdings, making the stock its 26th biggest holding. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT’s holdings in Pentair were worth $152,580,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Pentair PLC (NYSE:PNR) by 49.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,328 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 2,411 shares during the period. Suntrust Banks Inc.’s holdings in Pentair were worth $498,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pentair (NYSE:PNR)‘s stock had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at KeyCorp in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Two Harbors Investments Corp(TWO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HL Financial Services LLC purchased a new position in shares of Two Harbors Investment (NYSE:TWO) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 53,436 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $821,000.

  • [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)
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Two Harbors Investment (NYSE:TWO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Investors acquired 701 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 835% compared to the average volume of 75 call options.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Mortgage real estate investment trust CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) announced today that it had agreed to be acquired by fellow mortgage REIT Two Harbors Investment (NYSE:TWO).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.(CCRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ: CCRN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

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    Activist investor Glenn Welling of Engaged Capital LLC, the insurgent investor agitating for changes at TiVo, Rent-a-Center, on Tuesday, May 15, revealed new positions in Aratana Therapeutics Inc. (PETX) , Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (CCRN)  and Finisar Corp. (FNSR)

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $14.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (PK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $31.73 and last traded at $31.48, with a volume of 47117 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $31.37.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Boenning Scattergood in a research note issued on Monday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    HNA Group secures potential bidders for NH Hotel Group stake (hotelmanagement.net) Reliant Investment Management, LLC Buys Palo Alto Networks Inc, Sells Facebook Inc, Park Hotels & Resorts Inc … (gurufocus.com) Park Hotels & Resorts (PK) Price Target Raised to $34.00 at Barclays (americanbankingnews.com) Park Hotels & Resorts (PK) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Jefferies Group (americanbankingnews.com) Park Hotels & Resorts (PK) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $694.44 Million (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several brokerages have weighed in on PK. ValuEngine downgraded Park Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Barclays increased their price target on Park Hotels & Resorts from $31.00 to $34.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday. Jefferies Group began coverage on Park Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Thursday. They set a “buy” rating and a $37.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised Park Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Saturday, May 12th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Park Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Monday, May 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.85.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday after Barclays raised their price target on the stock from $31.00 to $34.00. Barclays currently has an overweight rating on the stock. Park Hotels & Resorts traded as low as $32.62 and last traded at $32.35, with a volume of 183771 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $32.56.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Lantronix, Inc.(LTRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $3.24 and last traded at $3.20, with a volume of 2090 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $3.21.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC(UVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UVE) CEO Sean P. Downes sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.77, for a total transaction of $715,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,479,141 shares in the company, valued at $52,908,873.57. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Should You Buy Universal Insurance Holdings Inc (NYSE:UVE) At US$035.15? (finance.yahoo.com) Analyzing Universal Insurance (UVE) and Infinity Property and Casualty (IPCC) (americanbankingnews.com) Why Fundamental Investors Love Universal Insurance Holdings Inc (NYSE:UVE) (finance.yahoo.com) Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UVE) Stock Under Examination Week Performance is -3.2876713 (stocknewscaller.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on UVE shares. ValuEngine cut shares of Universal Insurance from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $35.00 target price on shares of Universal Insurance and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) extended Friday’s gains amid optimism for the action camera and drone specialist’s ongoing turnaround, while shares of Universal Insurance Holdings (NYSE:UVE) rallied on news of the waning storm in Florida.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stifel Financial Corp increased its holdings in shares of Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UVE) by 6.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 41,592 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,510 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp owned 0.12% of Universal Insurance worth $1,317,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: CompX International Inc.(CIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CI Financial Corp (TSE:CIX)’s share price hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as C$23.92 and last traded at C$23.92, with a volume of 138823 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$24.14.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CI Financial (TSE:CIX) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, May 10th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of C$0.63 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Israel Chemicals Shs(ICL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Israel Chemicals (NYSE: ICL) and Evogene (NASDAQ:EVGN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Israel Chemicals (NYSE:ICL) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Israel Chemicals in a research note issued on Monday, May 14th. Jefferies Group analyst L. Alexander forecasts that the basic materials company will post earnings of $0.09 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Israel Chemicals’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.11 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.10 EPS.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Canon, Inc.(CAJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    I think of Magento as one the many “stealth” companies out there. Instead of dealing with consumers itself, the Campbell, Calif.-based company develops and markets software to corporate clients to build and run their web stores and to handle online purchases, shipping, and returns. Magento also helps merchants sell products through social media ads. Its customers include Canon Inc. (NYSE ADR: CAJ) and Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ricoh (OTCMKTS: RICOY) and Canon (NYSE:CAJ) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Canon (CAJ) versus Ricoh (RICOY) Head to Head Review (americanbankingnews.com) Everybody loves everybody on Canon-McMillan’s state semifinalist baseball team (msn.com) New imagePRESS Print Servers Powered by Fiery Technology Drive Production Efficiency and Outstanding Image Quality (finance.yahoo.com) Canon tackles flare with new 70-200mm f/2.8, adds serious stabilization to f/4 (digitaltrends.com) Toyotsugu Kuwamura To Retire From Canon U.S.A., Inc. (finance.yahoo.com)

    CAJ has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Canon from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 6th. ValuEngine cut Canon from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.(SHOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) shares surged 20.6 percent to $6.39. WBB Securities upgraded Melinta Therapeutics from Hold to Speculative Buy.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) shares climbed 17.2 percent to $30.87 after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares rose 15.2 percent to $28.804 after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) gained 15 percent to $53.35 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) surged 14.2 percent to $2.625.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 13 percent to $5.12 after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) gained 12.8 percent to $16.97 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.
    Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima (NYSE: LOMA) shares rose 12 percent to $12.94.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) shares rose 12 percent to $5.07.
    Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) climbed 11.4 percent to $43.50.
    Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB) gained 11.3 percent to $24.7000.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 9.7 percent to $19.64.
    Park City Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYG) climbed 9 percent to $7.90.
    Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) gained 7.9 percent to $38.82 after Citron reversed previously bearish position on the stock.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares jumped 7.3 percent to $3.55.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 3.5 percent to $107.27 after reporting better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: TriMas Corporation(TRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TriMas (NASDAQ: TRS) and Shiloh Industries (NASDAQ:SHLO) 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 risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of TriMas (NASDAQ:TRS) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

    TRS has been the subject of several other research reports. BMO Capital Markets started coverage on TriMas in a research note on Tuesday, April 3rd. They issued an outperform rating and a $33.00 price objective for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an overweight rating and issued a $32.00 price objective (down previously from $33.00) on shares of TriMas in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut TriMas from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $29.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of TriMas Co. (NASDAQ:TRS) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $28.95 and last traded at $28.20, with a volume of 1202 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $28.60.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019

Gold doesn't trade in a vacuum.   Markets are connected. What happens in one often affects others.   So if you want to understand what's happening with gold, you need to know what's going on in the markets that affect gold.   And while lots of traders focus only on the short term, it's important to have a big-picture view, too. The big picture shows you the long-term trends at work… and when they change. It can help you find low-risk opportunities to open new positions. And it can help you determine where to set your stops.   Today, we'll look at the big picture for two markets that affect gold… along with gold itself.   Let's get started…   The first market we'll look at is U.S. government bonds… specifically, the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys. The U.S. government is considered the world's safest borrower. (It can print money to pay lenders back, after all.) The rate it pays to borrow money for 10 years serves as the world's benchmark interest rate.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Nemaska Lithium Inc. (NMKEF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Canadian hard-rock lithium chemicals company Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) is presently at the end of completing a $500 million capital raise which will allow the company to expand into Phase 2 production of the its facility in Quebec. The company has closed an equity deal valued at nearly $100 million from Japans SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY), executed a streaming agreement with Orion Mine Finance LF valued at over $150 million, and engaged with such high-quality financial groups including Clarkson Platou Securities and Pareto Securities as managers of the bond issuance. Further, Nemaska has signed multiple offtake agreements, including NorthVolt, FMC, Softbank and Johnson Matthey Battery Materials, for the purchase of its lithium chemicals once production begins.

  • [By ]

    Over the past two months, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) has steadily been updating the market on its half-billion-dollar-plus financial raise. The company has aggressively set targets to build out a vertically integrated lithium mining and processing operation ideally positioned to meet growing demand in North America and Europe.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.(SHOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Eagle Point Credit Company Inc.(ECC )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Corporate Capital Trust (NYSE: CCT) and Eagle Point Credit (NYSE:ECC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC(UVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) extended Friday’s gains amid optimism for the action camera and drone specialist’s ongoing turnaround, while shares of Universal Insurance Holdings (NYSE:UVE) rallied on news of the waning storm in Florida.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Recently the managers removed AmerisourceBergen Corp (NYSE: ABC) and used the proceeds from the sale to increase the position they already held in Unitedhealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 3.19% at $231.43. The stock’s 52-week range is $164.96 to $250.79. Volume was about 20% lower than the daily average of around 4 million shares. The company had no specific news, but is set to report earnings before markets open Tuesday morning.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 1.67% at $242.25. The stock’s 52-week range is $166.65 to $250.79. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 3.5 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) traded up 1.89% at $232.95. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.09 to $235.00, a new 52-week high set this afternoon. Volume was nearly double the daily average of around 2.9 million shares. The company’s fourth-quarter earnings and forecast for 2018 were better than expected.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) is scheduled to reveal its fourth-quarter results on Tuesday. The consensus estimates are $2.51 in earnings per share (EPS) and $51.5 billion in revenue. Shares traded at $228.64 as the week came to a close. The consensus price target is $248.19, and the 52-week trading range is $156.09 to $231.77.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Thursday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 0.87% at $222.34. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.09 to $231.77. Volume was about a two-thirds less than the daily average of around 3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Prudential Financial Inc.(PRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, Chuck Saletta, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    But that doesn’t mean you need to make risky bets to capture solid returns, either, and buying solid companies at reasonable prices can help create a margin of safety and improve your returns, while also decreasing your risk of permanent losses. Three stocks that meet these criteria are small healthcare real-estate specialistCaretrust REIT Inc(NASDAQ:CTRE), financial services giantPrudential Financial Inc(NYSE:PRU), and energy behemothExxonMobil Corporation(NYSE:XOM).

  • [By Chuck Saletta]

    Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) takes such pride in its rock-solid financial condition that it uses an actual rock — the Rock of Gibraltar– as its corporate symbol. Prudential Financial backs up that claim with a balance sheet that has more cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investmentsthan total debt on it. It also claims a debt-to-equity ratio around 0.6 and a current ratio around 1.0, which are further signs of a solid financial condition.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) by 2.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 61,363 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,391 shares during the period. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc.’s holdings in Prudential Financial were worth $6,354,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Regency Centers Corporation(REG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Regency Centers (REG)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH purchased a new position in Regency Centers Co. (NYSE:REG) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm purchased 8,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $484,000.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Douglas Dynamics Inc.(PLOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Payment Data Systems, Inc.(PYDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ: UEPS) and Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Golar LNG Partners LP(GMLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Golar LNG Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the shipping company an impact score of 46.501475004652 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now

By Chuck Bolotin, Next Avenue Contributor

As the founder of Best Places in the World to Retire, Ive heard many of our expat contributors say that one reason they moved abroad was to reinvent themselves. And based on what theyve told me, Id say its easier to reinvent yourself living abroad than while youre living in the United States.

To reinvent yourself requires a belief in free will; that you are the inventor who created you. Very few expats Ive met, and none who told me their reinvention stories, could be described as fatalists. Many, like Anne Dyer, defied stereotypes and faced what most people would consider to be long odds, though.

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Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on ArQule (ARQL)

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    ArQule Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) dropped about 23% Friday, to post a new 52-week low of $1.13 after closing at $1.47 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.17. Volume was about 15 times the daily average of around 150,000 shares. The biopharmaceutical company said this morning that a phase 3 trial of a cancer drug did not meet the primary endpoint of improving overall survival.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC(UVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap Florida insurance stock Universal Insurance Holdings (NYSE: UVE) has taken a hit with shares downalmost 17%over the past week on predictions that Hurricane Irma would hit Florida albeit sharesrose 8.51%on Friday when it became clear that it would not be as catastrophic as feared:

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology(BIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested the ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotech (NASDAQ: BIS) and Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X Shares (NYSEARCA: LABD) as ways to short biotech onshort termweakness in the sector, but our suggestion comes with a long termcaveat:

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Century Casinos, Inc.(CNTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNTY) shares dropped 15 percent to $7.77. Century Casinos priced its 4.25 million share offering at $7.50 per share.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: HSBC Holdings plc(HSEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPTH) shares rose 29.5 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after reporting pre-clinical data demonstrating potential of Prexigebersen presented at the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Chicago.
    Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIEN) rose 16.7 percent to $12.90 in pre-market trading following the announcement of FDA approval for PMA supplement.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 13.5 percent to $2.95 in pre-market trading after climbing 14.04 percent on Wednesday.
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) rose 5.6 percent to $2.09 in pre-market trading.
    Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) shares rose 5 percent to $62.32 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and raised its FY18 adjusted EBITDA outlook.
    Gold Fields Limited (ADR) (NYSE: GFI) shares rose 4.9 percent to $4.11 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.03 percent on Wednesday.
    ABB Ltd (NYSE: ABB) shares rose 4.3 percent to $24.47 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    WPP plc (NYSE: WPP) rose 4.2 percent to $82.99 in pre-market trading.
    American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) rose 4 percent to $98.95 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected profit for its first quarter.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) rose 3.4 percent to $27.30 in pre-market trading.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 3.4 percent to $167.95 in pre-market trading. Takada offered to buy Shire at £46.50 per share, Reuters reported.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) rose 3.1 percent to $16.43 in pre-market trading.
    iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) shares rose 3 percent to $63.66 in the pre-market trading session.

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2018

In the market for people buying a cup of coffee outside their home, it’s essentially Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and everyone else.

While McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) and Dunkin’ Brands’ (NASDAQ: DNKN) Dunkin’ Donuts both now sell premium espresso-based beverages along with other fancy coffee drinks, people don’t view those brands the way they see Starbucks. The Seattle-based coffee chain exists in its own world, where it can sell out of $10 cups of whisky-barrel-aged coffee while it opens more than a thousand Reserve stores selling pricier drinks than its normal, already expensive beverage lineup.

Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonald’s don’t have that kind of pricing ability because selling lattes and cappuccinos cannot change how consumers perceive their brands. Neither chain will ever be considered upscale no matter how many trendy items like cold brew they add. The companies do compete on price, but that isn’t likely to affect Starbucks.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: Retail Properties of America, Inc.(RPAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ant贸nio Costa]

    Retail Properties of America Inc (NYSE: RPAI) has been in an impressive rebound since the lows of August and the stock price action continues to become Bullish. However, RPAI has run into the downtrend line resistance again and this could lead to a brief period of sideways consolidation or price correction from current levels. On watch.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc(VRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Kumar Abhishek]

    Source:Micron Technology Inc Technical Charts by amigobulls.com

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NASDAQ:VRX) stock facing resistance.

    Shares of specialty pharma company Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX)are in a downtrend for more than two months now. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc stock was down by almost 50% since its Q1 2017 earnings at the end of February. The stock had made a new 52-week low at $8.36 a week back. Since then the stock has been able to make a marginal recovery, gaining more than 10% this week. However, the stock is now facing resistance from its 20-day moving average. Valeant stock had been unable to break out above the resistance line in the past and had continued to slide downwards. The stock is again likely to face strong resistance from the 20-day moving average. The declining volumes over the week indicate that the stock will find it tough to make a bullish crossover, over the 20-day moving average.

  • [By Stark Merrifield]

    Bill Ackman: Fifty-year-old Ackmans career began in 1992 when he and fellow Harvard graduate David P. Berkowtiz founded the investment firm Gotham Partners. The firms high-profile bid for Rockefeller Center in New York caused investors to flock to the firm, growing it to $500 million in assets. Then in 2004, with $54 million in personal funding, Ackman started Pershing Square Capital Management. Through Pershing, Ackman bought significant shares in companies like Wendys Co. (Nasdaq: WEN), Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT), Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG), and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX). Today, Ackman is worth $1.4 billion and is No. 256 on the Forbes 400.

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    Caladrius Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: CLBS) shares rose 20.2 percent to $6.13 in pre-market trading after the company reported a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss.
    Arbutus Biopharma Corp (NASDAQ: ABUS) rose 12.3 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has licensed LNP delivery technology to Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) for use in single messenger RNA product candidate.
    AveXis Inc (NASDAQ: AVXS) rose 12.2 percent to $81.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported topline data from Phase 1 trial of AVXS-101.
    TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS) shares rose 10.5 percent to $2.43 in pre-market trading after surging 109.52 percent on Thursday.
    ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. (NASDAQ: IMOS) rose 9.8 percent to $17.45 in pre-market trading after declining 0.44 percent on Thursday.
    Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SINO) rose 8.3 percent to $3.38 in pre-market trading after climbing 23.81 percent on Thursday.
    Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ: DCIX) rose 7.6 percent to $2.99 in pre-market trading after surging 12.55 percent on Thursday.
    Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ: STLD) rose 5.2 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading. Steel Dynamics expects Q1 earnings of $0.77 to $0.81 per diluted share. The company also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.1550 per common share.
    Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE)
  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    If it feels like it’s been all Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) today, I get it, and I promise this will be my last post on the company today. But really, how often do we get to see a fund manager acknowledge a spectacular mistake in such publicfashion?

    Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

    As if it weren’t obvious yet, Ackman’s exit is bad news for the stock.Yes, some analysts have tried to focus on other issues that could be positive, but, really, as long as Ackman was around, you knew someone big had Valeant’s back. And now he’s gone. We at Barron’s were never too enthusiastic about Valeant–Vito Racanelliwrote bearishly on the company 2014–or Ackman’s involvement. But it he was your reason to be in Valeant, well consider what Wells Fargo analyst David Maris has to say:

    …we believe investors will take Pershing Squares exit as a reflection that 1) the outlook is negative; 2) the potential for meaningful near-term asset sales is unlikely; 3) the legal proceedings/investigations may have greater risk than the Street is appreciating; 4) a turnaround will take longer than expected or is not possible; and 5) the debtholders have an advantaged position in the capital structure, and as such the equity holders are at their mercy, especially in a bankruptcy situation. We believe investors would consider this as a sign that the next several years may not represent a major turnaround for the company.

    Shares of Valeant have dropped 11% to$10.76 at 3:12 p.m.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Today is not a good day for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX). After an announcement last night that it was hiring a sales force to push Salix products suggested that the unit might not be sold, reports emerged that suggest that a Salix sale was not going to happen. And now letters from the SEC have emerged that question Valeant’s use of non-GAAP measures. Wells Fargo’s David Maris and team explain the significance:

    New SEC correspondence reveals potential problems with Valeant’s tax accounting and use of adjusted earnings metrics. In a series of letters made available by the SEC today, it appears the SEC has been questioning Valeant in regards to its tax reporting and disclosures, among other items. Recall that in our initiation of coverage report published in February 2016 we wrote extensively about potential problems arising from Valeant’s tax reporting, as well as its use of valuation allowances. It also appears from the correspondence that in response to concerns highlighted by the SEC, Valeant is re-assessing its current non-GAAP reporting and disclosures and is likely to present new measures and disclosures with its 2017 guidance and 4Q16 results, including a potential new adjusted net income measure. The correspondence between the SEC and Valeant can be found here: bit.ly/VUP1130 and here: bit.ly/VCOR1130

    In additional news we consider disappointing, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Valeant’s rumored talks to sell its Salix business to Takeda have broken down over disagreement in price. Separately, following yesterday’s market close, Valeant issued a press release announcing its initiation of a primary care salesforce for its Xifaxan and Relistor products. Valeant stated that the associated cost would not impact 2016 guidance; however, there was no indication of the potential impact to 2017.

    Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International have dropped 9% to $15.61 at

  • [By Kumar Abhishek] Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) is sprouting some green shoots. But Valeant stock remains a risky bet.
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    Despite posting strong results, the troubles for Canada based specialty pharma company Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) is far from over. In the last two trading sessions, shares of Canada basedtroubled drug makerhave lost over 7% after the company came out with a plan to raise more than $750 million in debt in a private offeringof 5.5% notes due in 2025. Valeant will use a part of the proceeds to pay down term loans due in 2022.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: CytRx Corporation(CYTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Another under-$10 biotechnology player that’s starting to trend within range of triggering a major breakout trade is CytRx (CYTR), which has an oncology pipeline that includes two programs in clinical development for cancer indications: aldoxorubicin and tamibarotene. This stock has been moving to the upside during the last three months, with shares up by 21%.

    If you take a look at the chart for CytRx, you’ll notice that this stock has been trending sideways inside of a consolidation chart pattern for the last two months, with shares moving between $2.27 on the downside and $2.68 on the upside. That consolidation pattern has occurred right above this stock’s 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Shares of CYTR have now started to break out above some near-term overhead resistance at $2.49 a share. That move is quickly pushing CYTR within range of triggering an even bigger breakout trade above the upper-end of its recent sideways trading chart pattern.

    Market players should now look for long-biased trades in CYTR if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.68 to $2.80 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that registers near or above its three-month average action of 154,838 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CYTR will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.20 to $4 a share.

    Traders can look to buy CYTR off any weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below its 200-day at $2.33 a share or below more support at $2.27 a share. One can also buy CYTR off strength once it clears those breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC(UVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap Florida insurance stock Universal Insurance Holdings (NYSE: UVE) has taken a hit with shares downalmost 17%over the past week on predictions that Hurricane Irma would hit Florida albeit sharesrose 8.51%on Friday when it became clear that it would not be as catastrophic as feared: