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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

Shares of Toll Brothers Inc (NYSE:TOL) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the twenty-one ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have issued a hold recommendation and twelve have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $50.78.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. Raymond James restated a “buy” rating and issued a $44.00 price objective (down from $50.00) on shares of Toll Brothers in a research report on Thursday, August 23rd. Citigroup cut their price objective on Toll Brothers from $44.00 to $42.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 20th. Barclays restated an “underweight” rating and issued a $39.00 price objective (down from $43.00) on shares of Toll Brothers in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Deutsche Bank cut their price objective on Toll Brothers from $54.00 to $51.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 24th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut their price objective on Toll Brothers from $53.00 to $46.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 23rd.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer lifted their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for U.S. Bancorp in a research note issued on Tuesday, September 18th. Oppenheimer analyst C. Kotowski now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings of $1.05 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.01. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for U.S. Bancorp’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.07 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.44 EPS.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Even so, the issue remains controversial. Alternative Harvest had a similar problem, initially having U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) act as custodian, administrator, and transfer agent. But last September, the fund changed its custodian to L.A.’s Wedbush Securities, passing off other responsibilities to specialist institutions. It’s likely that future marijuana ETFs will follow a similar path, seeking to use institutions that aren’t traditional banks but that can still act as custodians under U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Indiana Trust & Investment Management CO acquired a new stake in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 14,613 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $731,000.

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    Earnings are expected from Bank of America Corp. (BAC) on Monday, April 16, and U.S. Bancorp (USB) , another top KBW bank portfolio holding, reports on Wednesday, April 18.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: VALE S.A.(VALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    In June Wheaton announced that it had purchased a cobalt stream from giant miner Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) for an up-front payment of $390 million. Starting in 2021 Wheaton will receive 42.4% of the Voisey’s Bay mine’s cobalt production until certain production targets are met, at which point it will receive half that amount. Wheaton’s cost will be pegged at 18% of the spot price for cobalt until certain financial targets are met, and will become 22% thereafter. Cobalt is a byproduct at this mine, which primarily produces nickel. Vale is using the cash to expand the mine, with a production ramp-up expected in 2021. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its stake in shares of Vale (NYSE:VALE) by 12.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 781,510 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 86,443 shares during the quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D’s holdings in Vale were worth $9,941,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rational Advisors LLC grew its position in Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) by 49.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 14,951 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,951 shares during the period. Rational Advisors LLC’s holdings in Vale were worth $191,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Wheaton’s new streaming deal is with Brazilian miner Vale (NYSE:VALE) at its Voisey Bay nickel mine in Newfoundland, Canada. Wheaton, along with smaller Canadian streaming company Cobalt 27 Capital Corp., will invest a combined $690 million in Vale’s $1.7 billion expansion of the mine. Vale’s initial plans have been delayed since last August, when the price of nickel declined; however, thanks to Wheaton and Cobalt 27, the mine will be expanded and will begin producing cobalt by 2021.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    If your portfolio includes mining stocks in general, or Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) specifically, you may be rethinking it in the wake of the Jan. 25 Brumadinho dam disaster, which spilled 3 million gallons of contaminated mining waste, destroyed a town, and killed at least 65 people in Brazil. (The death toll is uncertain, but hundreds are still missing.) As the largest iron ore extractor in the world, Vale has many, many similar tailings dams at its mines across Brazil, and this one — like the others — had been inspected and certified as safe.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Preferred Bank(PFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sei Investments Co. decreased its position in shares of Preferred Bank (NASDAQ:PFBC) by 10.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 15,114 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 1,803 shares during the quarter. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Preferred Bank were worth $970,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Headlines about Preferred Bank (NASDAQ:PFBC) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Preferred Bank earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.398079324348 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Progressive Corporation (PGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its holdings in Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) by 19.6% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,094,900 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 1,163,500 shares during the period. Progressive comprises about 0.4% of Renaissance Technologies LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 24th largest position. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned 1.22% of Progressive worth $419,663,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Norinchukin Bank The lifted its position in Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) by 23.4% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 35,992 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,835 shares during the period. Norinchukin Bank The’s holdings in Progressive were worth $2,193,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Let’s talk the top news in the marijuana industry today… including four stocks that could surge up to 1,000% during this election year. Here’s what you need to know…

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) is leading a busy day of earnings reports on Tuesday. Shares are off 0.4% after the firm despite reporting a 40% year-over-year jump in profits and stronger-than-expected revenue. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $5.98 on top of $9.40 billion in revenue. The Wall Street giant was expected to report EPS of $4.67 on top of $8.71 billion in revenue. The investment bank’s first six months of 2018 were its strongest in nine years. The stock slipped after the company announced that president David Solomon will be replacing CEO Lloyd Blankfein when he steps down from his role. Blankfein has been CEO for 12 years. It’s fair to say that Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) went to the dogs on Monday. The company has extended its Prime Day promotion through 3 a.m. on Wednesday. The announcement came after the firm suffered significant outages during the start of the event on Monday afternoon. Rather than get access to deals, many customers were met with pictures of dogs, the firm’s standard error page. Finally, pay close attention to events on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will question leaders of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) about how they store and filter user content. Last year, the Senate and House of Representatives slammed the companies for their roles in and responses to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CSX, NFLX, KKR
    CSX Corp. (Nasdaq: CSX) will help lead today’s earnings calendar. Wall Street expects that the company will report EPS of $0.86 on top of $2.98 billion in revenue. Shares of Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) slipped after the firm’s user-growth estimates and quart

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    Progressive Corp  (NYSE:PGR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019, 1:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 8,639 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,962% compared to the average volume of 419 call options.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: CPI Aerostructures, Inc.(CVU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (NYSE: CVU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $18.50 million.

    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $86.96 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of CPI Aero (NYSEAMERICAN:CVU) by 22.5% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 253,588 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 73,720 shares during the quarter. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc.’s holdings in CPI Aero were worth $2,472,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Smart(SFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

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

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

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance, company websites.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Franklin Financial Network, Inc.(FSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Franklin Financial Network Inc (NYSE:FSB) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 836,831 shares, a growth of 66.9% from the May 31st total of 501,425 shares. Approximately 6.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 392,524 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Franklin Financial Network (NYSE:FSB) was downgraded by research analysts at Compass Point from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Franklin Financial Network (NYSE:FSB) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.(ZBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Conning Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) by 33.0% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 6,285 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,560 shares during the quarter. Conning Inc.’s holdings in Zimmer Biomet were worth $685,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZBH) by 96.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 596,000 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 293,000 shares during the quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned approximately 0.29% of Zimmer Biomet worth $66,418,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By ]

    Known for its hip and knee transplants, Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) is much more than just orthopedics. But its core business has fully matured, and its expected revenue growth is extremely slow (only 0.6% in fiscal 2019, down from 1.4% this year and 2.6% in 2017). And profits are likely to stagnate, too, due partly to gross margin pressure. Until there are signs of acceleration, stay away from this stock.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sola Token (CURRENCY:SOL) traded up 26.7% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on September 28th. One Sola Token token can currently be bought for $0.0085 or 0.00000131 BTC on popular exchanges including Tidex and OpenLedger DEX. Sola Token has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $3,239.00 worth of Sola Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, Sola Token has traded flat against the US dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    ReneSola Sells North Carolina Solar Project To Greenbacker (solarindustrymag.com) ReneSola (SOL) Rating Increased to Neutral at Roth Capital (americanbankingnews.com) ReneSola (SOL) Q1 Earnings in Line, Revenues Top Estimates (zacks.com) ReneSola’s (SOL) CEO Xianshou Li on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) ReneSola (SOL) Releases Earnings Results (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of ReneSola traded up $0.08, hitting $2.76, during trading on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. The stock had a trading volume of 124,969 shares, compared to its average volume of 108,565. The firm has a market capitalization of $102.11 million, a PE ratio of 21.23 and a beta of 2.05. The company has a current ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. ReneSola has a 12 month low of $2.12 and a 12 month high of $3.79.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sola Token (CURRENCY:SOL) traded 17.9% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on October 11th. One Sola Token token can now be bought for about $0.0054 or 0.00000087 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Tidex and OpenLedger DEX. Sola Token has a total market cap of $153,306.00 and $1,856.00 worth of Sola Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Sola Token has traded down 12.2% against the dollar.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Covenant Transportation Group, Inc.(CVTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVTI) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $35.19 and last traded at $34.25, with a volume of 9263 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $33.86.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Covenant Transportation Group (NASDAQ:CVTI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Covenant Transportation Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.8331883899613 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ: ODFL) and Covenant Transport (NASDAQ:CVTI) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Covenant Transport (NASDAQ:CVTI) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday morning.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019

On May 15, I finally did something that I had hoped that I’d never do: I put in a market order in to sell the entirety of my stake in chip giant Intel (NASDAQ:INTC). Within an instant, a position that I’d started building in 2012 and added substantially to in 2013 was gone. 

Intel is a company that I wanted to own for Warren Buffett’s ideal holding period: forever. But, after careful consideration, I decided that this wasn’t a stock that I wanted in my portfolio any longer.

Image source: Intel.

Here’s why.

Some background

Although Intel’s financial execution over the last few years has been solid, deeper down the company’s technology execution has been quite poor.

To understand what I’m talking about when I say that Intel’s technology execution has been poor, I need to explain some basic concepts. 

A computer processor, such as the one that’s powering the device that you’re reading this on, is ultimately judged by the following criteria: 

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ryerson Holding Corporation(RYI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the materials shares rose 0.49 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Ryerson Holding Corporation (NYSE: RYI), up 11 percent, and Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) up 10 percent.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top small-cap play could make sense for more aggressive accounts. Ryerson Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RYI) offers a line of stainless steel, aluminum, carbon steel and alloy steels, as well as nickel and red metals in various shapes and forms, including coils, sheets, rounds, hexagons, square and flat bars, plates, structurals and tubings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Ryerson
    This is a top small-cap play that could make sense for more aggressive accounts. Ryerson Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RYI) offers a line of stainless steel, aluminum, carbon steel and alloy steels, as well as nickel and red metals in various shapes and forms, including coils, sheets, square and flat bars, plates and tubing.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: AxoGen, Inc.(AXGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Analysts Anticipate AxoGen, Inc (AXGN) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.06 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) The SVP Sales of AxoGen (NASDAQ: AXGN) is Selling Shares (analystratings.com) BRIEF-Axogen Inc Says On May 15, Board Elected CEO Zaderej To Succeed Grooms As Chairman (reuters.com) AxoGen, Inc (AXGN) SVP Shawn F. Mccarrey Sells 10,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Global Nerve Repair Biomateria Market Report 2018-2023 -Axogen, Integra, Synovis, Collagen Matrix, Polyganics … (talkdailynews.com)

    AxoGen opened at $43.95 on Monday, Marketbeat reports. AxoGen has a fifty-two week low of $13.95 and a fifty-two week high of $46.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 2.81 and a current ratio of 3.32. The company has a market cap of $1.52 billion, a P/E ratio of -141.77 and a beta of -0.04.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AxoGen, Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:AXGN) – Investment analysts at Leerink Swann raised their FY2019 EPS estimates for shares of AxoGen, Inc Common Stock in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, August 21st. Leerink Swann analyst R. Newitter now forecasts that the medical equipment provider will earn ($0.39) per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of ($0.41). Leerink Swann currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AxoGen, Inc (NASDAQ:AXGN) – Analysts at William Blair raised their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for AxoGen in a research report issued on Monday, May 14th. William Blair analyst K. Krum now expects that the medical equipment provider will post earnings per share of ($0.04) for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.05). William Blair currently has a “Outperform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for AxoGen’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.03) EPS and FY2018 earnings at ($0.25) EPS.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Jefferies started coverage on this biotech/medical technology company with a Buy rating late last year. AxoGen Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN) offers surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries. It provides products and education to improve surgical treatment algorithms for peripheral nerve injuries. Its portfolio of products includes Avance Nerve Graft, AxoGuard Nerve Connector, AxoGuard Nerve Protector and Avive Soft Tissue Membrane.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank lifted its stake in AxoGen, Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:AXGN) by 5.7% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 52,200 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,800 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.14% of AxoGen, Inc Common Stock worth $2,623,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System boosted its holdings in AxoGen, Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:AXGN) by 17.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 23,103 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,490 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned 0.06% of AxoGen, Inc Common Stock worth $1,161,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Flushing Financial Corporation(FFIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note published on Saturday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Fly Leasing (NYSE:FLY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $17.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Fly Leasing Limited, formerly known as Babcock & Brown Air Limited, is engaged in acquiring and leasing modern, high-demand and fuel-efficient commercial jet aircraft under long-term contracts to a diverse group of airlines throughout the world. The Company’s strategy is to effectively manage its fleet and grow its portfolio through accretive acquisitions of aircraft. FLY Leasing is managed and serviced by BBAM L.P., an aircraft leasing company. BBAM acts as manager of FLY Leasing and servicer of the aircraft portfolio under multi-year management and servicing agreements. In addition to arranging for the leasing of the fleet, BBAM assists in the acquiring and disposing of aircraft, marketeering aircraft for lease and release, collecting rents and other payments from the lessees of aircraft, monitoring maintenance, insurance and other obligations under leases, and enforcing FLY Leasing’s rights against lessees. BBAM is an independent company. FLY Leasing Limited is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. “

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday.

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    Flushing Financial Corp  (NASDAQ:FFIC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 9:30 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Synopsys, Inc.(SNPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 22, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) which traded up over 6% at $100.70. The stock’s 52-week range is $77.91 to $101.76. Volume was about 4 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 1 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Royal London Asset Management Ltd. purchased a new stake in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 60,026 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,137,000.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 23, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Advance Auto Parts Inc(AAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Advanced Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider for professional installers and do-it-yourself consumers, are up 8% as of 3:25 p.m. EDT Tuesday after a strong second-quarter result. In fact, the company’s strong earnings result even boosted the share price of its competitors: AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) popped more than 5% during early afternoon trading, and O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) also logged a smaller 3% gain.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE: AAP) is scheduled to share its quarterly report early on Tuesday. The consensus estimates are $1.85 in EPS on revenue of $2.27 billion. Shares were last seen trading at $146.35. The stock has a 52-week range of $78.81 to $148.70, and the consensus price target is $135.13.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) which rose 4% to $114.21. The stock’s 52-week range is $78.81 to $158.59. Volume was nearly 2 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.5 million.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: VALE S.A.(VALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Next up, the Justice Department has formally charged Huawei with a list of crimes that include stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) as well as bank and wire fraud. And while China will have the telecom and smartphone giant’s back, there’s probably no way this ends well. Finally, after last week’s Brumadinho dam disaster, which spilled 3 million gallons of contaminated mining waste, destroyed a town, and killed at least 65 people in Brazil, Vale (NYSE:VALE) shareholders have to be asking themselves if the company is doomed.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) gapped down before the market opened on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $13.11, but opened at $12.82. Vale shares last traded at $12.49, with a volume of 13924600 shares.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Wheaton first took the gold leap in 2013 when it struck an agreement with mining giant Vale (NYSE:VALE) to buy 25% of the gold produced from its Salobo mine in Brazil for the life of mine, as well as 70% of the gold produced from its Sudbury mines in Canada for a 20-year term. Wheaton paid $1.9 billion to Vale in addition to stock warrants for the deal.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Brookfield Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 40,493 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $515,000.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    In June Wheaton announced that it had purchased a cobalt stream from giant miner Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) for an up-front payment of $390 million. Starting in 2021 Wheaton will receive 42.4% of the Voisey’s Bay mine’s cobalt production until certain production targets are met, at which point it will receive half that amount. Wheaton’s cost will be pegged at 18% of the spot price for cobalt until certain financial targets are met, and will become 22% thereafter. Cobalt is a byproduct at this mine, which primarily produces nickel. Vale is using the cash to expand the mine, with a production ramp-up expected in 2021. 

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Galapagos NV(GLPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Our investing experts have made some tremendous picks over the last several years, outperforming the S&P 500 by 100%, 200%, or even as much as 700% in the case of Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon’s 2012 pick of Galapagos NV (Nasdaq: GLPG).

  • [By Keith Speights]

    When it comes to treating cystic fibrosis (CF), you have Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) and, well, that’s pretty much it. However, Galapagos (NASDAQ:GLPG) still hopes to challenge Vertex in the CF market in the not-too-distant future. The clinical-stage biotech also could soon have a big winner outside of the CF indication.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Keith Speights, and Sean Williams]

    Around 44,000 CF patients have gene mutations that are addressable by Vertex’s current drugs. The company is moving forward with several late-stage studies of new triple-drug combinations that hold the potential to treat another 24,000 CF patients. While AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) and Galapagos (NASDAQ:GLPG) are also developing triple-drug CF combos, Vertex has a clear head start.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: First Choice Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (FCHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS: FCHS) and Enzo Biochem (NYSE:ENZ) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS: FCHS) is one of 21 public companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare First Choice Healthcare Solutions to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS: FCHS) is one of 21 public companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare First Choice Healthcare Solutions to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS: FCHS) is one of 21 public companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare First Choice Healthcare Solutions to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS: FCHS) is one of 21 public companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare First Choice Healthcare Solutions to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: GSE Systems, Inc.(GVP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GSE Systems (NYSEAMERICAN:GVP) SVP Daniel Warren Pugh sold 4,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.75, for a total value of $16,500.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 51,613 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $193,548.75. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation(WMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capit (NYSE:WMC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lincoln National Corp acquired a new position in Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE:WMC) during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 11,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $115,000.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018

The steel industry is garnering a lot of attention this year due to expectations of increased economic activity and the President’s announcement that new oil and gas pipeline construction will be built with U.S.-manufactured steel, observes Crista Huff, editor of Cabot Undervalued Stocks Advisor.

I’m adding Schnitzer Steel Industries (SCHN) to the Buy Low Opportunities Portfolio. Schnitzer Steel is both a recycler of scrap metals, and a manufacturer of steel products that are used in nonresidential construction.

The company also owns over 50 stores that sell used auto parts. Schnitzer is based in Oregon and exports 60% of its steel products to international destinations. The company is run by a woman who has an investment banking background. Schnitzer is considered to be well managed and benefiting from a recent focus on cost cutting.

Schnitzer’s full-year 2016 earnings per share were $0.48 (August year-end). Wall Street expects $1.21 and $1.48 EPS in fiscal 2017 and 2018, representing earnings growth of 152% and 22.3%. The corresponding P/Es are 19.6 and 16.0. The company’s long-term debt-to-capitalization ratio is 27%, down from 32% three years ago. Schnitzer last announced a quarterly dividend increase in April of 2012. The current yield is 3.1%. The number of basic shares outstanding has been relatively unchanged over the last five years. 91% of those shares are held by financial institutions, which means that professional investors think that SCHN is a good investment.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Westar Energy, Inc.(WR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, utilities shares fell by 0.34 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Westar Energy Inc (NYSE: WR), down 7 percent, and Companhia de Saneamento Basico (ADR) (NYSE: SBS), down 5 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, utilities shares rose by 0.02 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Westar Energy Inc (NYSE: WR), Westar Energy Inc (NYSE: AT), and NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG).

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    According to a report by Bloomberg, Westar Energy Inc (NYSE: WR) is a potential takeover target from rival Ameren Corp (NYSE: AEE) and a consortium of investors, including Toronto-based Borealis Infrastructure Management and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Yet even on a good day, some stocks couldn’t keep up, and Ocwen Financial (NYSE:OCN), Westar Energy (NYSE:WR), and United Rentals (NYSE:URI) were among the worst performers. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The 11 ETF fee cuts unveiled by Vanguard include a significant portion of the issuer's fixed income lineup. All of the following saw annual fees reduced to 0.07 percent from 0.1 percent:

    Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (NYSE: EDV). Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF (NYSE: BIV). Vanguard Intmdte Tm Govt Bd ETF (NASDAQ: VGIT). Vanguard Long Term Corporate Bond ETF (NASDAQ: VCLT). Vanguard Lg Term Govt Bd ETF (NASDAQ: VGLT). Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF (NASDAQ: VMBS).

    and the Vanguard Short Term Corporate Bond ETF (NASDAQ: VCSH).

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Deer Valley Corporation (DVLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Deer Valley (OTCPK:DVLY)

    This company manufactures factory-made homes which are marketed to 14 states in the US. After the financial crisis it has been able to pick up its operations and continue to create sustainable free cash flow and increasing profits. It might be that another similar shock to housing is not necessarily around the corner and therefore they could sustain this in the foreseeable future.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: VALE S.A.(VALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Mosaic (MOS) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after announcing that it would buy Vale’s (VALE) fertilizer unit.

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    Mosaicdropped 1.1% to $27.77 today, while the S&P 500 advanced 0.2% to 2,262.53.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian spoke about unusually high put options activity in Arconic Inc (NYSE: ARNC) and Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE: VALE).

Fridays Vital Data: Time Warner Inc. (TWX), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) and Vale S.A. (ADR) (VALE

U.S. stock futures are headed for record territory in the last day of trading before Christmas. Wall Street is continuing to cheer the passage of the Republican tax plan, which only needs President Donald Trump’s signature to become law. Already, AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) have pledged to raise wages and pay out bonuses if the legislation is signed this year.

Friday’s Vital Data: Time Warner Inc. (TWX), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) and Vale S.A. (ADR) (VALE)Meanwhile, traders will be flooded with data before leaving to spend time with their families. Economic reports today include durable goods orders, core capital orders, personal income, and consumer spending and core inflation for November, as well as November new-home sales and the December consumer sentiment reading.

Heading into the open, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are down 0.01%, S&P 500 futures have added 0.02% and Nasdaq-100 futures have lost 0.02%.

Options volume was below average on Thursday, as many traders appear to have already left for home. Overall, about 15.6 million calls and 11.7 million puts changed hands on the session. The CBOE single-session equity put/call volume ratio heald at 0.56 and the 10-day moving average ticked lower to 0.56, yet another 52-week low.

Drilling down on Thursday’s options activity, Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) attracted several large call blocks yesterday, with one spread betting heavily on a successful buyout from AT&T. Meanwhile, options traders are signaling that Wells Fargo may be an underdog banking stock following the passage of the Republican tax plan, and Vale S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) trades ex-dividend today.

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Time Warner Inc. (TWX)

Since the deal was announced last year, TWX stock has bounced around well below AT&T’s proposed purchase price of $107.50 per share. Uncertainty is the main reason for TWX not rallying to within reach of AT&T’s offer, with Justice Department scrutiny and the current lawsuit remaining a cloud over the deal.

However, optimism that the deal will go through has risen in recent weeks, and TWX options traders are beginning to bet on a positive outcome. TWX volume yesterday rose to over 193,000 contracts, or more than four times the stock’s daily average. Calls gobbled up 73% of the day’s take.

One trader took that optimism to another level, however. According to Trade-Alert.com, blocks totaling 30,000 contracts and marked “spread” traded on each of TWX’s July $82.50 put, $95 call and $105 call. The $95 calls purchased, while both the other contracts were sold. The total outlay for this spread was $1.34, or $134 per trio of contracts.

Assuming these contracts crossed as marked, and were a spread, the trader could pocket $866 per contract if TWX trades at or above $105 when July options expire — a strike that is just below AT&T’s purchase price.

Wells Fargo & Company (WFC)

WFC stock was left behind in the banking sector’s tax-plan driven run higher this year. The shares have added a mere 15% compared to the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF’s (NYSE:XLF) gain of roughly 30%. But WFC stock traders are beginning to finally come around as the tax plan heads toward implementation. In fact, analysts at Buckingham upgraded WFC to “buy” from “neutral” on the news, lifting WFC’s price target to $75 from $57.

Options traders were also in a bullish mood yesterday. Volume on WFC rose to 145,000 contracts, with calls making up 81% of the day’s take. There is still some acceptance to be had among speculative traders, as the January 2018 put/call open interest ratio rests at an elevated reading of 0.81 for WFC. That reading should drop sharply in the coming weeks, however, as more traders realize the potential upside for WFC stock following the tax plan’s passage.

Vale S.A. (VALE)

It’s ex-dividend day for Vale. The Brazilian mining company is set to pay out a quarterly dividend of 9.8 cents per share on March 22, 2018. Shareholders of record by the close last night are eligible for the dividend payout.

As a result, VALE stock was flooded with call activity yesterday, as options traders sought to capture the quarterly payout. Volume topped 163,000 contracts, and calls accounted for 93% of the overall activity. Options traders typically buy in-the-money calls as a way to gain control of a stock ahead of its ex-dividend date, resulting in heavy dividend-capture activity the day prior.

As of this writing, Joseph Hargett did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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A long-running lawsuit between the Trump administration, House Republicans and Democratic attorneys general over billions of dollars of Affordable Care Act public exchange plan subsidies has been settled, according to an agreement filed in federal court Friday.

The settlement agreement, details of which weren’t available in the filings but described as “conditional,” could pave the way for eventual payment of the cost-sharing reduction payments, or CSRs. The CSRs had been paid to health insurers as a way to subsidize some lower-income patients’ insurance co-payments and deductibles, allowing them easier access to health care.

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The Trump administration had stopped making the payments, throwing the Affordable Care Act’s markets into chaos and causing premiums to rise, and state Democratic attorneys general continued the legal effort to try and preserve the subsidies.

candlestick chart: Investment Technology Group, Inc.(ITG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Investment Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: ITG) was downgraded to Market Perform from outperform by KeefeBruyette & Woods.

    Liquidity Services Inc. (NASDAQ: LQDT) was raised to Buy from Underperform, and the price target was raised up to $45 from $28.50, at Merrill Lynch.

candlestick chart: Nu Skin Enterprises Inc.(NUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Citigroup’s Beth Kite calls Nu Skin Enterprises’ (NUS) earnings and guidance “awfully disappointing.” She explains why:

    “Frustrating” Describes 4Q15 & 2016 Guidance:Nu Skin (i) reported 4Q15 EPS of $0.62, 11 cents below consensus and us, and (ii) lowered 2016 EPS guidance, from $3.25-$3.40 to $2.40-$2.60.Nu Skin had three LTO’s in 4Q152 succeeded and 1 failed. The failure had far less to do with the product than with the sales strategy…

    Is Guidance Too Conservative or Is It Really This Bad? We get that Me failed to sell well in South Korea with the 12-month cartridge commitment. But given the strength in reps globally, the strength of Youth from its two LTOs in 2H15, and good results from Me when sold in Japan without the 12-month commitment, we wonder if guidance is aggressive to the downside. Indeed, the word “conservative” was said a lot by mgmt on the brief earnings call when describing guidance revisions.

    Maintaining Buy: While we now have less confidence in mgmt, from an external perspective, to forecast its results accurately, and from an internal perspective, to course correct quicklyi.e., why didn’t they drop the 12-month plan for Me in South Korea when it so obviously wasn’t workingwe are still confident in Youth & Me. The rep growth in South Asia/Pacific from Youth in 3Q led to better 4Q sales than we’d expected, Youth’s Americas LTO in 4Q drove lc sales up 26% YoY, and Me not only sold through in Japan in 4Q but also drove reps higher. We imagine that investors may have little patience or confidence in Nu Skin for a while, understandably. But the bar seems set fairly low now, so we are cautiously optimistic that Nu Skin can dig itself out of this hole as we go through 2016 and Me & Youth roll out more fully.

    Shares of Nu Skin have tumbled 13% to $27.31 at 2:11 p.m. today.

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS) is a direct selling company, which develops and distributes personal care products and nutritional supplements that are sold under the Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands. This stock closed up 5.4% at $92.96 in Monday’s trading session.

    Monday’s Volume: 2 million

    Three-Month Average Volume: 900,802

    Volume % Change: 85%

    From a technical perspective, NUS ripped higher here right above some near-term support at $85 with heavy upside volume. This move pushed shares of NUS into breakout and new 52-week-high territory, since the stock took out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $88.20 to $89.69. This move also pushed shares of NUS above the upper-end of its recent range that saw the stock trend between $82 to just above $89.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in NUS as long as it’s trending above support at $85 and then once it sustains a move or close above Monday’s high of $93.33 with volume that this near or above 900,802 shares. If we get that move soon, then NUS will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that move are $100 to $105.

  • [By Scott Rubin]

    Stock gainers included Mercadolibre Inc (NASDAQ: MELI), up almost 14 percent, and Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS), which added 12 percent. The positive gains in both stocks were due to strong earnings reports. Shares of Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ: QVCA) plunged almost 22 percent on Friday due to disappointing sales growth in its fiscal second quarter. Pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE: BMY) lost 16 percent after a disappointing study involving its Opdivo drug.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS) is trading sharply higher on Friday, but options traders are buying puts in the name, said Jon Najarian. Traders were buying the June 50 puts and they paid around 6 percent for them, so they don't see much upside in Nu Skin Enterprises, explained Najarian. He followed the trade and he is planning to hold the position for a month.

candlestick chart: Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The 11 ETF fee cuts unveiled by Vanguard include a significant portion of the issuer's fixed income lineup. All of the following saw annual fees reduced to 0.07 percent from 0.1 percent:

    Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (NYSE: EDV). Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF (NYSE: BIV). Vanguard Intmdte Tm Govt Bd ETF (NASDAQ: VGIT). Vanguard Long Term Corporate Bond ETF (NASDAQ: VCLT). Vanguard Lg Term Govt Bd ETF (NASDAQ: VGLT). Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF (NASDAQ: VMBS).

    and the Vanguard Short Term Corporate Bond ETF (NASDAQ: VCSH).

candlestick chart: VALE S.A.(VALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian spoke about unusually high put options activity in Arconic Inc (NYSE: ARNC) and Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE: VALE).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Mosaic (MOS) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after announcing that it would buy Vale’s (VALE) fertilizer unit.

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    Mosaicdropped 1.1% to $27.77 today, while the S&P 500 advanced 0.2% to 2,262.53.

candlestick chart: Intercontinental Exchange Inc.(ICE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Altria (MO) , Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and Micron Technology (MU) .

    Cramer was bearish on NVIDIA (NVDA) and Reynolds American (RAI) .

candlestick chart: Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.(VNDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Another biotechnology player that looks poised to trigger a big breakout trade is Vanda Pharmaceuticals (VNDA), which is focused on the development and commercialization of clinical-stage drug candidates for central nervous system disorders. This stock has been on fire so far in 2013, with shares up a whopping 258%.

    If you take a look at the chart for Vanda Pharmaceuticals, you’ll notice that this stock has recently broke out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $12.34 to $12.66 a share with solid upside volume. So far, this breakout has held and now shares of VNDA are quickly moving within range of triggering an even bigger breakout trade.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in VNDA if it manages to break out above its 52-week high at $13.30 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above that level with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action 908,467 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then VNDA will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $15 to $17 a share.

    Traders can look to buy VNDA off any weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below some near-term support at $12 a share. One could also buy VNDA off strength once it takes out $13.30 a share with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.