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President and CEO of Dolby Laboratories Inc (NYSE:DLB) Kevin J Yeaman sold 100,000 shares of DLB on 02/08/2018 at an average price of $62.33 a share. The total sale was $6.2 million.

Dolby Laboratories Inc is an audio and imaging technologies company that transforms entertainment and communications at the cinema, at home, at work and on mobile devices. It derives its revenue from licensing audio technologies. Dolby Laboratories Inc has a market cap of $6.23 billion; its shares were traded at around $60.19 with a P/E ratio of 96.49 and P/S ratio of 5.70. The dividend yield of Dolby Laboratories Inc stocks is 1.00%. Dolby Laboratories Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 1.50% over the past ten years.

CEO Recent Trades:

President and CEO Kevin J Yeaman sold 100,000 shares of DLB stock on 02/08/2018 at the average price of $62.33. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.43% since.

Directors and Officers Recent Trades:

EVP, GEN. COUN. & SECRTY Mark Andrew Sherman sold 81,554 shares of DLB stock on 02/08/2018 at the average price of $62.52. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.73% since.Director Avadis Tevanian sold 2,617 shares of DLB stock on 02/06/2018 at the average price of $62.03. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.97% since.Director N William Jr Jasper sold 5,233 shares of DLB stock on 02/06/2018 at the average price of $62.11. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.09% since.Director Nicholas Jr Donatiello sold 2,617 shares of DLB stock on 02/06/2018 at the average price of $62. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.92% since.Director Peter C Gotcher sold 5,233 shares of DLB stock on 02/06/2018 at the average price of $62.12. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.11% since.

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Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Callon Petroleum Company(CPE)

Callon Petroleum Company, incorporated on March 29, 1994, is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company is engaged in the exploration, development, acquisition and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company focuses on the acquisition, development, exploration and exploitation of unconventional, onshore, oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin in West Texas and the Midland Basin. Its asset base is concentrated in the Midland Basin located within the broader Permian Basin. Its operations are focused on horizontal drilling of several prospective intervals, including multiple levels of the Wolfcamp formation and the Lower Spraberry shale.

The Company has drilled approximately 40 gross (over 27.1 net) horizontal, while completing approximately 30 gross (over 25.8 net) horizontal wells and a gross (approximately 0.4 net) vertical well. The Company owns leaseholds in approximately 17,670 net acres in the Permian Basin. Its Southern Midland Basin area consists of fields located in Upton, Reagan and Crockett Counties, Texas. Its Central Midland Basin area encompasses Midland, Ector, Andrews and Martin Counties.

The Company holds interest in approximately 630 net acres located on the Carpe Diem and Casselman-Bohannon fields (CaBo) in Midland, Andrews and Ector Counties, Texas, which are located in the central portion of the Midland Basin. Its horizontal wells produce from various zones, including Upper Wolfcamp B, Lower Wolfcamp B and Wolfcamp A in Southern Midland Basin, and Lower Spraberry, Middle Spraberry and Wolfcamp B in Central Midland Basin. The Company owns additional immaterial properties in Louisiana.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE) – Equities research analysts at Seaport Global Securities issued their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of Callon Petroleum in a note issued to investors on Monday, August 20th. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly forecasts that the oil and natural gas company will post earnings of $0.88 per share for the year. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Callon Petroleum’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.26 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.27 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.35 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.38 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.26 EPS.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Jefferies currently feels comfortable about this a small-cap stock. Callon Petroleum Co. (NYSE: CPE) is an independent oil and natural gas company that is engaged in the exploration, development, acquisition and production of oil and natural gas properties. It focuses on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Capstone Turbine (NASDAQ:CPST) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Babson Capital Corporate Investors(MCI)

Babson Capital Corporate Investors (the Trust), incorporated on September 13, 1985, is a closed-end management investment company. The Trusts principal investments are privately placed, below-investment grade, long- term debt obligations with equity features such as common stock, warrants, conversion rights, or other equity features and, occasionally, preferred stocks. It typically purchases these investments, which are not publicly tradable, directly from their issuers in private placement transactions. These investments are typically mezzanine debt instruments with accompanying private equity securities made to small or middle market companies.

In addition, the Trust may invest, subject to certain limitations, in marketable investment grade debt securities, other marketable debt securities (including high yield securities) and marketable common stocks. Below-investment grade or high yield securities have speculative characteristics with respect to the capacity of the issuer to pay interest and repay principal. Babson Capital Management LLC (Babson Capital) manages the Trust on a total return basis.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Barings Corporate Investors (NYSE:MCI) shares reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $15.95 and last traded at $15.67, with a volume of 200 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $15.70.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Minnova Corp (CVE:MCI) shares hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as C$0.30 and last traded at C$0.31, with a volume of 0 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$0.31.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Musiconomi (CURRENCY:MCI) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 17:00 PM Eastern on February 10th. Musiconomi has a total market capitalization of $37,823.00 and $0.00 worth of Musiconomi was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Musiconomi token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0014 or 0.00000037 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last week, Musiconomi has traded flat against the U.S. dollar.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Noble Energy Inc.(NBL)

Noble Energy, Inc., incorporated on December 29, 1969, is an independent energy company engaged in crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) exploration and production. The Company’s portfolio is diversified between short-term and long-term projects, domestic and international and a balanced production mix among crude oil, natural gas and NGLs. The Company operates in approximately seven core areas, including the DJ Basin (onshore United States), the Marcellus Shale (onshore United States), Eagle Ford Shale (onshore United States), Permian Basin (onshore United States), the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (offshore United States), offshore West Africa and offshore Eastern Mediterranean. The Company’s sanctioned projects include DJ Basin (onshore United States), Marcellus Shale (onshore United States), Eagle Ford Shale (onshore United States), Permian Basin (onshore United States), Gunflint (deepwater Gulf of Mexico) and Tamar Southwest (offshore Israel). Its operations are grouped into approximately four components that are all primarily in the business of crude oil, natural gas and NGL exploration, development, production and acquisition: the United States; West Africa (Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and Gabon); Eastern Mediterranean (Israel and Cyprus), and Other International and Corporate. Other International includes the Falkland Islands, Suriname, the North Sea and China, and new ventures. Its proved reserves are approximately 1,420 million barrels oil equivalent.

The Company searches for crude oil and natural gas properties onshore and offshore, and seeks to acquire exploration rights and conduct exploration activities in various areas of interest. The Company’s properties consist primarily of interests in developed and undeveloped crude oil and natural gas leases and concessions. The Company also owns natural gas processing plants and natural gas gathering systems and other crude oil and natural gas-related pipeline systems. These assets are primarily used in the processing and ! transportation of its crude oil, natural gas and NGL production. The Company conducts exploration activities in domestic and international locations, including the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, offshore West Africa and offshore the Falkland Islands.

United States

The Company’s assets in the United States include DJ Basin, Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico and Other Onshore US. DJ Basin is a United States crude oil resource play. DJ Basin covers an area of approximately 396,000 net acres. The Marcellus Shale contains natural gas resources. The Company has a 50-50 joint development agreement with CONSOL Energy Inc. (CONSOL) in approximately 700,000 gross acres in southwest Pennsylvania and northwest West Virginia. The Company operates the wet gas (natural gas containing more liquid hydrocarbons) development area in Majorsville, West Virginia and Southwest Pennsylvania, and Moundsville, Shirley and Oxford, West Virginia, while CONSOL primarily operates in the dry gas (natural gas containing less liquid hydrocarbons) development area. The Company and CONSOL also operate CONE Gathering LLC (CONE Gathering), which constructs, owns and operates midstream infrastructure servicing its joint production and is the general partner controlling interest in CONE Midstream Partners. It also operates Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin. The Company operates in various onshore United States areas, including Rocky Mountains and Bowdoin (north central Montana). The Company holds leases on approximately 100 deepwater Gulf of Mexico blocks, representing approximately 39,000 net developed acres and approximately 329,000 net undeveloped acres.

West Africa (Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and Gabon)

The Company’s onshore West Africa is one of the core operating areas and includes the Alba field, Block O and Block I offshore Equatorial Guinea, the YoYo mining concession and Tilapia PSC, offshore Cameroon and one block offshore Gabon. The Company holds approxima! tely 118,! 000 net developed acres and over 30,000 net undeveloped acres in Equatorial Guinea, over 511,000 net undeveloped acres in Cameroon and approximately 403,000 net undeveloped acres in Gabon. Aseng is a crude oil field on Block I, offshore Equatorial Guinea and includes over five horizontal wells. Alen is a natural gas and condensate field primarily on Block O, offshore Equatorial Guinea, which includes approximately three horizontal wells and over three natural gas injection wells connected to a production platform that utilizes the Aseng FPSO for storage and offloading. The Company has over 34% non-operated working interest in the Alba field, offshore Equatorial Guinea. Its operations include the Alba field and related production and condensate storage facilities, a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) processing plant where additional condensate is extracted along with LPGs, and a methanol plant capable of producing approximately 3,100 gross metric tons per day. The Company has an interest in over one million gross undeveloped acres offshore Cameroon, which include the YoYo mining concession and Tilapia PSC. The West Africa natural gas project includes the 2007 Yolanda discovery (Block I) and 2008 Felicita discovery (Block O), offshore Equatorial Guinea, and the YoYo discovery, offshore Cameroon, and associated natural gas from Aseng and Alen, offshore Equatorial Guinea. The Company operates Block F15, an undeveloped, ultra-deep water area, covering approximately 671,000 gross acres.

Eastern Mediterranean (Israel and Cyprus)

The Company’s leasehold position in the Eastern Mediterranean includes approximately eight leases and three licenses operated offshore Israel and over one license operated offshore Cyprus. It holds approximately 80,000 net developed acres and over 261,000 net undeveloped acres located between 10 and 90 miles offshore Israel in water depths ranging from 700 feet to 6,500 feet. The license offshore Cyprus covers approximately 464,000 net undeveloped acres adjacent t! o its Isr! ael acreage.

Other International

Other International includes the Falkland Islands, Suriname and new ventures. It has no proved reserves.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Noble Energy Inc (NYSE:NBL)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The shares of China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP), also known as Sinopec, rose 18% in January, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Not far behind were Canadian oil companies Vermilion Energy(NYSE:VET), with a global asset portfolio, and Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), a Canadian oil sands specialist, with gains of 16% and 15%, respectively. U.S. based Noble Energy(NYSE:NBL), however, led this international quartet with a 19% leap. Noble’s portfolio is global, but it has a material position in the U.S. onshore drilling space.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Noble Midstream (NYSE:NBLX) has a bold plan to grow its already impressive 7.4%-yielding distribution to investors by 20% per year all the way through 2022, which is one of the fastest rates in the midstream sector. Driving that growth would be the expansion of the company’s oil and gas gathering system to support the anticipated increase in production from customers like its parent, Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL).

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Genie Energy Ltd.(GNE)

Genie Energy Ltd., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retail energy provider and a developer of an oil and gas exploration company. The company operates through three segments: Genie Retail Energy; Afek Oil and Gas, Ltd.; and Genie Oil and Gas. It resells electricity and natural gas to residential and small business customers primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern United States. The company also has 86.5% in the southern portion of the Golan Heights in Northern Israel; has 88.4% interest in an oil shale exploration project in Central Mongolia; holds and manages a 41.3% interest in an oil shale development project in Colorado; and has an 86.1% interest in an oil shale development project in Israel. Genie Energy Ltd. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. ValuEngine raised Genie Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 20th. TheStreet raised Genie Energy from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, November 26th.

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    Genie Energy Company Profile

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    Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE:GNE)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 07, 2019, 7:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Tuesday, the utilities shares surged 0.69 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE), up 4 percent, and Genie Energy Ltd. (NYSE: GNE) up 3 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Genie Energy (NYSE:GNE) was upgraded by TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report issued on Monday.

    Shares of Genie Energy stock opened at $5.12 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.81, a quick ratio of 1.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. The firm has a market cap of $125.72 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 168.67 and a beta of 1.59. Genie Energy has a 12-month low of $5.06 and a 12-month high of $5.11.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Vanguard Short-Term Government ETF(VGSH)

Vanguard Short Term Government Bond ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted government bond index with a short-term, dollar-weighted average maturity. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. 1-3 Year Government Float Adjusted Index (the Index). This Index includes fixed-income securities issued by the United States Treasury (not including inflation-protected securities) and the United States Government agencies and instrumentalities, as well as corporate or dollar-denominated foreign debt guaranteed by the United States Government, all with maturities between 1 and 3 years. The Fund invests by sampling the Index, meaning that it holds a range of securities that, in the aggregate, approximates the full Index in terms of key risk factors and other characteristics. The Funds investment advisor is Vanguard Fixed Income Group. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “NEXT Financial Group Inc Acquires Shares of 2,069 Vanguard Short-Term Government Bond ETF (VGSH)” was first posted by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece of content on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and international trademark and copyright law. The correct version of this piece of content can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4203155/next-financial-group-inc-acquires-shares-of-2069-vanguard-short-term-government-bond-etf-vgsh.html.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    FDx Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Vanguard Short-Term Government Bond ETF (NASDAQ:VGSH) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 24,799 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,486,000.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Biglari Holdings Inc.(BH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 17 percent to $352.05. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Biglari Holdings (NYSE:BH)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $195.09 and last traded at $197.24, with a volume of 16566 shares. The stock had previously closed at $209.09.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 20 percent to $339.00. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
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    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    With the year a little more than half over, it’s a good time to take stock of some of the restaurant industry’s biggest underperformers so far. Read on to see why Zoe’s Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES), Arcos Dorados Holdings (NYSE:ARCO), Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:DFRG), Biglari Holdings (NYSE:BH), and Yum China Holdings (NYSE:YUMC) have posted big losses in 2018 — and where each stock ranks on the list of the industry’s biggest losers so far.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Qualstar Corporation(QBAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Qualstar (NASDAQ:QBAK) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The electronics maker reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Qualstar had a net margin of 10.52% and a return on equity of 20.76%. The business had revenue of $3.23 million during the quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Qualstar (NASDAQ:QBAK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Qualstar earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.8526636437463 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Gartner, Inc.(IT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    According to new data from Gartner (NYSE:IT), Microsoft became the fifth-largest PC vendor by unit shipments in the United States during the third quarter of 2018. Let’s take a closer look at the results. 

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Gartner Inc. (NYSE:IT) announced better-than-expected first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday, detailing double-digit percentage growth led by strong demand for its market-leading research-and-advisory services. The company also modestly reduced its full-year guidance, but only to reflect the impact of recent divestitures.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Gartner (NYSE:IT) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 5, 2019 8:00 a.m. ET

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Vanguard Short-Term Government ETF(VGSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Here’s the same chart, with the Vanguard Short-Term Govt Bond ETF (NASDAQ:VGSH) added for context. While the Total Bond Market fund invests in both long- and short-term funds, the Short-Term Government Bond ETF maintains a dollar-weighted average maturity between one and three years. This reduces the fund’s exposure to day-to-day price volatility:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index Fund (NASDAQ:VGSH) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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. Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.214477788243 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    FDx Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Vanguard Short-Term Government Bond ETF (NASDAQ:VGSH) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 24,799 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,486,000.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.(ST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.94-4.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $4.05. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.58-3.68 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.63 billion.Sensata Technologies also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $3.94-4.10 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cummins Inc.(CMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp reduced its holdings in Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) by 21.9% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 66,458 shares of the company’s stock after selling 18,648 shares during the quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp’s holdings in Cummins were worth $8,839,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Cyclical companies see plenty of ups and downs by their very nature, and after 10 years of economic expansion, U.S. investors are rightfully starting to wonder if a reversal of fortune lies dead ahead. For engine maker Cummins (NYSE:CMI), 2018 has been a great year for growth, but it’s hard for a company that large to sustain strong momentum indefinitely.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Traders purchased shares of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) on weakness during trading on Tuesday after Citigroup lowered their price target on the stock from $160.00 to $150.00. $62.74 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $35.34 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $27.40 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Cummins had the 32nd highest net in-flow for the day. Cummins traded down ($0.21) for the day and closed at $133.94

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chicago Equity Partners LLC decreased its position in Cummins (NYSE:CMI) by 9.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 35,290 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,515 shares during the period. Chicago Equity Partners LLC’s holdings in Cummins were worth $5,720,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018

Lancaster, PA, based Investment company Fulton Bank, N.A. buys Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, AstraZeneca PLC, Occidental Petroleum Corp, iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF, Cummins Inc, Public Storage, Dominion Energy Inc, Total SA, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, British American Tobacco PLC, sells McDonald’s Corp, AbbVie Inc, Sanofi SA, Consolidated Edison Inc, WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund during the 3-months ended 2017-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Fulton Bank, N.A.. As of 2017-12-31, Fulton Bank, N.A. owns 354 stocks with a total value of $558 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: PFF, RDS.A, TECK, TKC, CEO, APTV, BIDU, ALK, AVY, PX, Added Positions: CM, AZN, OXY, CMI, PSA, BTI, D, IBM, TOT, AMGN, Reduced Positions: MCD, ABBV, SNY, IWF, ED, MRK, HEDJ, MO, IWD, SO, Sold Out: CHL, VWDRY, GBOOY, CIGI, COL, PINC, DVMT, PHG, OGE, EVHC,

For the details of Fulton Bank, N.A.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Fulton+Bank%2C+N.A.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc.(NATR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Non-cyclical consumer goods & services sector was the top gainer in the US market on Tuesday. Top gainers in the sector included Nature's Sunshine Prod. (NASDAQ: NATR), Bridgford Foods Corporation (NASDAQ: BRID), and SunOpta, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: STKL).

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Prudential Financial Inc.(PRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer was bearish on Prudential (PRU) , Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASX) and ZTO Express (ZTO) .

    Read more of Cramer’s comments about the stocks in the Lightning Round.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Prudential Financial (PRU) is also a major provider of asset management and retirement services. It focuses is on fixed income, a major liability during the past eight years of ultra-low interest rates.

  • [By Chuck Saletta]

    Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) has long had the Rock of Gibraltar as its corporate symbol, representing its solid financial position. With more cash and equivalents than debt on its balance sheet, and a total cash hoard of over $49 billion, Prudential still looks set up to handle some downright awful insurable losses. That’s its “Rock of Gibraltar” strength showing through.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Paragon Offshore plc (PGNPQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Paragon Offshore’s (OTCPK:PGNPQ) former management’s audacious efforts to omit parts of the senior secured lenders by deeming them unimpaired and instead pay out the majority of the company’s cash to junior unsecured bondholders by presenting a set of entirely unrealistic business forecasts to the court. Fortunately, in case of Paragon Offshore, the bankruptcy judge recognized the framing and accordingly denied confirmation of the company’s plan of reorganization, effectively sending Paragon Offshore back to the drawing board. Consequently, management was ousted after the failure. I have covered the Paragon Offshore saga in a series of articles over the past few quarters, so interested investors might want to take a look at this highly fascinating and still evolving case study.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    With even brand new rigs struggling to find work, the jig was soon up for owners of old equipment, like Paragon Offshore (OTCPK:PGNPQ), which is currently undergoing its second debt restructuring in less than three years of independent existence. Likewise, drillers with a fondness for aggressive use of debt were soon in trouble, most notably, former high-flier Seadrill (SDRL) and its little brother North Atlantic Drilling (NADL), which will no doubt file for restructuring within months. As a consequence of the crisis, the OSD industry now has a number of participants without a large debt burden, either new entrants like Borr Drilling, or established competitors that have had debt reduced in a restructuring, such as Ocean Rig (ORIG), to be followed within this year by others, almost certainly including each of SDRL, NADL, and Pacific Drilling (PACD).

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Silver Spring Networks Inc (NYSE: SSNI) got a boost, shooting up 24 percent to $16.11. Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced plans to acquire Silver Spring Networks for $16.25 per share.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc.(RIGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIGL) shares dropped 22 percent to $2.52 after the company reported results from the second FIT Phase 3 study for fostamatinib. The company disclosed that the study did not meet primary endpoint.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Cheniere Energy, Inc.(LNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Pete Najarian noticed that somebody bought 17,000 contracts of the July 55 calls in Cheniere Energy, Inc.(NYSE: LNG) for $0.60. He followed the trade and he is planning to hold it until expiration. The trade breaks even at $55.60 or 9.90 percent higher.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Chuck Saletta, Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Jordan Wathen]

    With that in mind, we asked a team of Fools each to highlight a stock that a billionaire investor has been selling recently. Read on to see why they chose Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT:LNG), Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG), and Extended Stay America (NYSE:STAY).

  • [By Manikandan Raman]

    Bays said the momentum would boost fortunes for projects like Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG)’s Corpus Christi, Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd (ASX:LNG)’s Magnolia, and Tellurian Inc (NASDAQ: TELL)’s Driftwood LNG project, among others.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Magal Security Systems Ltd.(MAGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, industrial shares fell by 0.04 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Unilever N.V. (ADR) (NYSE: UN), down 8 percent, and Magal Security Systems Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: MAGS), down 6 percent.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Israel based small capMagal Security Systems Ltd (NASDAQ: MAGS)was established in 1965 as a branch of the Israeli Aerospace Industry focused on developing smart fences for security. It was floated and privatized15years later and hadanIPO on NASDAQ on 1993. Today, Magal Security Systems is a leading international provider of solutions and products for physical and video security solutions, as well as site management. MAGS offers comprehensive integrated solutions for critical sites, managed by Fortis4G the Companys4th generation, cutting-edge PSIM (Physical Security Information Management system). The solutions leveragea broad portfolio of homegrown PIDS (Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems), advanced VMS (Video Management Software) with native IVA (Intelligent Video Analytics) Security solutions.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Magal Security Systems (MAGS) is an Israeli company whose stock trades in the US. The company specializes in “smart fences” that protect large geographic areas, power plants, military bases, prisons, and building complexes against unwanted intrusions.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Vanguard Short-Term Government ETF(VGSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Donald van Deventer]

    Shorter-duration Treasury Exchange-Traded Funds: (SHY), (SHV), (IEI), (BIL), (TUZ), (FIVZ), (DTUL), (VGSH), (DTUS), (DFVS), (DFVL), (SST), (ISTB), (TBZ).

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Nustar Energy L.P.(NS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    One technology player that insiders are active in here is Jive Software (NS), which provides a social business software platform to businesses, government agencies, and other enterprises. Insiders are buying this stock into massive weakness, since shares are down sharply by 43% so far in 2014.

     

    Jive Software has a market cap of $446 million and an enterprise value of $365 million. This stock trades at a fair valuation, with a price-to-sales of 2.68 and a price-to-book of 5.67. Its estimated growth rate for this year is 45.5%, and for next year it’s pegged at 30%. This is a cash-rich company, since the total cash position on its balance sheet is $98.18 million and its total debt is $6.60 million.

     

    A director just bought 260,819 shares, or about $1.71 million worth of stock, at $6.53 to $6.60 per share.

     

    From a technical perspective, JIVE is currently trending just above its 50-day moving average and below its 200-day moving average, which is neutral trendwise. This stock recently pulled back off its short-term high of $7.14 a share with heavy downside volume flows. That drop has now pushed the stock to right above its 50-day moving average at $6.10 a share.

    If you’re bullish on JIVE, then I would look for long-biased trades as long as this stock is trending above its 50-day at $6.10 a share and then once it breaks out above some key near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.14 a share to its 200-day moving average of $7.43 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 557,678 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then JIVE will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels $8.50 to $9 a share, or even $9.50 to $10 a share.

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Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Kinross Gold Corporation(KGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Levine]

    Instead of the P/E, therefore, we’ll consider the companies on the basis of price-to-cash from operations on a trailing-12-month (TTM) basis. Cash flow, after all, is one thing management can’t be massaged.

    CompanyPrice-to-CFO Per Share (TTM)

    Eldorado Gold 17.9
    Goldcorp(NYSE:GG) 15.3
    Agnico Eagle Mines 11.2
    Barrick Gold 7.9
    Newmont Mining 6.2
    IAMGOLD (NYSE:IAG) 4.6
    Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) 3.6
    Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) 3.6

    Data Source: YCharts.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Citi also placed Neutral ratings on Goldcorp Inc. (USA) (NYSE: GG), Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) and Silver Standard Resources Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: SSRI).

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $808.09 million.

    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $265.90 million.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Given revised commodity deck forecasts (particularly for Steel and Gold) and improved Balance Sheet health (Steels, Precious and Industrials Metals) we are upgrading our ratings on several stocks in our coverage. We generally favor companies that have already initiated specific self-help, have low-cost assets and are less exposed to China supply and demand dynamics. In Steels, we have increased our rating from Hold to Buy on Nucor (NUE) and from Sell to Hold on US Steel. We have also upgraded Kinross Gold (KGC) to a Hold on valuation…On higher-than-peer valuations, we reiterate Sell-rated Coeur Mining (CDE), Franco-Nevada (FNV), Goldcorp (GG), Teck Resources (TCK) and highly leveraged AK Steel given preference to issue further equity if possible.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the basic materials sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) and Yamana Gold Inc. (USA) (NYSE: AUY).

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2018

Blue-chip companies rightfully make up the bulk of most people’s investment portfolios. These large-cap firms possess considerable industry leverage, as well as a vast sum of financial resources. Their status and importance to the underlying economy means that they are the least likely to crumble, regardless of external pressures. Ultimately, blue chips provide the confidence and stability to which you can pin your long-term hopes.

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But there’s a reason most financial advisers say to have at least a small allocation to speculative investments. Those large caps can offer somewhat modest returns. Single-digit annual gains and a 2% dividend yield? No … here and there, investors should try to generate bigger returns from more explosive small- and even micro-cap stocks.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2018: Seres Therapeutics, Inc.(MCRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB) shares shot up 35 percent to $12.51. Seres Therapeutics reported initiation of new SER-019 study announced FY16 loss of $2.30 per share on revenue of $21.766 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB) shares dropped 70 percent to $10.69 after the company reported interim results from SER-109 Phase 2 ECOSPOR study in multiply recurrent clostridium difficile infection. The study did not achieve primary endpoint.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Trevena Inc (NASDAQ: TRVN) rose 10.8 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.97 percent on Wednesday.
    Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE: YUMC) rose 10.2 percent to $31.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB) rose 9.1 percent to $11.39 in pre-market trading after dropping 5.26 percent on Wednesday.
    Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) rose 8.9 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after surging 73.08 percent on Wednesday.
    Coach Inc (NYSE: COH) rose 6.7 percent to $41.98 in pre-market trading. Coach named Ian Bickley as President, Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances.
    Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ: SPNS) shares rose 6.1 percent to $13.91 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.54 percent on Wednesday.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) rose 6.1 percent to $149.15 in pre-market trading. Jazz Pharma reached a settlement with Hikma Pharma related to Xyrem patent case. Mizuho downgraded Jazz from Buy to Neutral.
    Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBKR) shares rose 6 percent to $36.72 in pre-market trading after declining 0.03 percent on Wednesday.
    Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ: RWLK) rose 5.3 percent to $2.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs purchased 28 added Exoskeleton Systems.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: MACK) rose 5.1 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading. Merrimack declared a $1.06 special dividend.
    BioTime, Inc. (NYSE: BTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading. BioTime, reported the formation of new subsidiary AgeX Therapeutics, Inc.
    Akari Therapeutics PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ: AKTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $12.26 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Wednesday.
    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) rose 3.6 percent to $39.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2018: Insperity, Inc.(NSP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Insperity Inc. (NYSE: NSP) also had a large-scale seller on the desk, and it was another well-known hedge fund. Value Act, which also serves as a director at the company, sold a total of 226,000 shares of the stock at prices that ranged from $71.22 to $72.41. The total for the sale was set at $16 million.Insperity provides an array of human resources and business solutions to enhance business performance for small and medium-sized businesses in the United States. The shares closed the day on Friday at $71.85.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2018: Visa Inc.(V)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) to report quarterly earnings at $1.60 per share on revenue of $9.32 billion before the opening bell. Honeywell shares gained 0.11 percent to $123.91 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) to report quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $26.46 billion before the opening bell. General Electric shares gained 1.06 percent to $30.59 in after-hours trading.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter on Thursday. Mattel shares dropped 6.78 percent to $23.50 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the opening bell, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $2.74 billion. Stanley Black & Decker shares declined 0.01 percent to $132.70 in after-hours trading.
    Visa Inc (NYSE: V) posted stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Thursday. Visa shares rose 2.35 percent to $93.29 in the after-hours trading session.

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Of the three other stocks closest to Boeing’s yearly gain, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) rose by about 1.9% to a gain of over 58% for the year, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) added about 2.7% to close the week up just over 50% for the year to date and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) tacked on 1.8% to bring its annual gain to nearly 46%.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) and MasterCard (NYSE:MA) aren’t the only two players in the credit card and electronic payments space, but they are the biggest and best-known. Both Visa and MasterCard have extended their reach across the globe, and both have high expectations in their trajectories for future growth. Yet after a big push in the stock market that has sent both of these financial stocks to all-time highs, investors need to know which of the two leaders in the card industry is more deserving of their attention. Let’s take a closer look at Visa and MasterCard, comparing them using several different metrics to see which company’s shares are the better buy.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    In the past year, PayPal has executed a strategy of forming alliances with potential rivals in the payments space. In a prominent example, last year the company announced a tie-up in the U.S. with card issuer Visa (NYSE:V). Earlier this month, the two parties revealed that they’ve extended the arrangement to the Asia Pacific region. The deal expansion means that banks in the region that issue Visa cards can allow their cardholders to check out online wherever PayPal is accepted. Brick-and-mortar retailers honoring the Visa symbol will now also be able to accept PayPal as payment.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Visa (V) shares are soaring today after reporting earnings and revenue that easily topped the Street consensus.

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    Visa reported a profit of 86 cents a shares, topping forecasts for 78 cents, on revenue of $4.5 billion, ahead of estimates for $4.3 billion.

    After review Visa’s earnings, Cowen’s George Mihalos and team write that Visa is “everywhere investors should want to be.” They explain why:

    Visa reported very robust F1Q results and raised its FY17 outlook when adjusting for an incremental 1pt of F/X headwinds. We are raising our estimates and continue to believe there is upside to the companys outlook. Almost all key metrics showed signs of acceleration and we expect the momentum to continue. We expect the stock to be strong in tomorrow’s trading and remain very positive on the name.

    Shares of Visa have gained 5.1% to $86.48 at 2:49 p.m. today, while MasterCard (MA) has risen 1.8% to$106.98.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2018: Vanguard Short-Term Government ETF(VGSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Donald van Deventer]

    Shorter-duration Treasury Exchange-Traded Funds: (SHY), (SHV), (IEI), (BIL), (TUZ), (FIVZ), (DTUL), (VGSH), (DTUS), (DFVS), (DFVL), (SST), (ISTB), (TBZ).

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2018: Semtech Corporation(SMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ: SMTC) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $128.38 million.

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

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

Its another record day for big U.S. stock indices. The Dow closed above 19,000 for the first time ever, and the other major benchmarks all ended at new record highs for the second straight day.

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The Dow closed up 67.22 points, or 0.35%, at 19,023.87.The Blue Chip index broke through 19,000for the first time ever earlier in the trading session.

Elsewhere, S&P 500 ended with a gain of 4.66 points, or 0.22%, closing at 2,202.88 and the Nasdaq Composite gained 17.49 points, or 0.33%, to close at 5,386.35.

Also hitting record highs, the small-cap focused Russell 2000 closed at 1,330.90, a gain of 8.66 points, or 0.66, while the S&P Midcap 400 index climbed 10.48 points, or 1.3% to end the day at 816.982.

Dollar Tree (DLTR) soared 8.2% to close at $88.69 after the discount store chain provided upbeat guidance for the current quarter, and same-store sales fared better than expected in the latest period.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Diageo plc(DEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Retirees should generally invest in companies with wide moats and solid dividends. In a previous article, I noted that AT&T and Unilever were easy-to-understand companies that were ideal for most retirement portfolios. Today, I’ll add two more companies to that list — alcoholic beverage giants Diageo (NYSE:DEO) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD).

  • [By Mark Fritz]

    Distillers

    Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BF.B): Hold.
    Price Target: $46.00.

    Davide Campari Milano SpA (ADR) (OTC: DVDCY): Buy.
    Price Target: 7.40 euros.

    Diageo plc (ADR) (NYSE: DEO): Hold.
    Price Target: 25.50 pounds.

    PERNOD RICARD EUR1.55 (OTC: PDRDF): Hold.
    Price Target: 98 euros.

    REMY COINTREAU EUR1.60 (OTC: REMYF): Hold.
    Price Target: 99 euros.

    The authors relied on U.S. Census data, industry sources and the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Given this less than favorable outlook, the analysts downgrade Diageo plc (ADR) (NYSE: DEO)’s stock rating from Buy to Hold with a price target on the U.K.-listed stock of GBP25.50.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Vanguard Short-Term Government ETF(VGSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Donald van Deventer]

    Shorter-duration Treasury Exchange-Traded Funds: (SHY), (SHV), (IEI), (BIL), (TUZ), (FIVZ), (DTUL), (VGSH), (DTUS), (DFVS), (DFVL), (SST), (ISTB), (TBZ).

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: ChannelAdvisor Corporation(ECOM )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    ChannelAdvisor Corp (NASDAQ: ECOM) shares dropped 24 percent to $10.85 following Q4 results. ChannelAdvisor reported Q4 net income of $5.8 million on revenue of $31.8 million.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Crystal Rock Holdings, Inc.(CRVP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Meanwhile, small capCrystal Rock Holdings (NYSEAMEX: CRVP) is the largest independent home and office distributor of its kind in the United States -marketing water, coffee and other home and office refreshment products throughout the Northeast through its subsidiary Crystal Rock LLC.The Companybottles and distributes natural spring water under the Vermont Pure庐 brand, purified water with minerals added under the Crystal Rock庐 label andits own Cool Beans庐 coffee. The majority of sales are derived froman extensive route distribution system throughout the Northeast United States. Specifically, the Company sells major brands in three and five gallon bottles to homes and offices throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey. In addition, Crystal Rock庐 is distributed in southern New England and upstate and western New York while Vermont Pure is primarily distributed throughout northern New England and upstate New York and secondarily in southern New England.