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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

Dividend growth investing can be a great way to boost your passive income over time. To do it right, though, you have to find stocks that can both grow their dividends faster than inflation and have sustainable free cash flows for the long haul.

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), a blue chip biotech stock, meets both of these critical criteria. Even so, this top biotech is rarely considered purely for its prospects as a dividend growth stock. The reason? Gilead only started doling out a dividend approximately three years ago this month. As a result, the company has yet to shed its well-earned image as a top growth stock within the broader investing community. 

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However, I think this underappreciated dividend growth play is worth adding to your portfolio right now. Here’s why.      

Gilead’s risks are overstated

There are two big knocks against Gilead as a dividend growth stock. First off, the company’s hepatitis C franchise has literally imploded since hitting a high watermark in late 2015. Gilead has thus had to rely on its core HIV franchise to pick up the slack, and that strategy has so far failed to keep the company’s top line moving in the right direction. Despite several new product launches in HIV, the biotech’s top line remains on track to drop by a disastrous 20.3% this year.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Summit Midstream Partners, LP(SMLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One of the many companies working to solve the Permian’s pipeline problems is Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP). The master limited partnership (MLP) is currently working on a long-haul pipeline that would transport natural gas from the northwest portion of the region to a major hub in Texas. The project would not only provide needle-moving growth for Summit — and help support its sky-high 14.5%-yielding distribution — but it could be a crucial supply link for the industry.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Three high-yield dividend stocks that seem to be in danger of a dividend reduction are Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP), Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE:EEP), and Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN). Investors are better off steering clear of this trio and considering safer options instead.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP) insider Brad N. Graves sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.53, for a total transaction of $77,650.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 61,225 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $950,824.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The pipeline company reported ($0.18) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.30), MarketWatch Earnings reports. Summit Midstream Partners had a return on equity of 12.62% and a net margin of 17.59%. The business had revenue of $117.32 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $106.68 million.

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

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    In addition, Elliott Management, which often pushes for M&A and other strategic transactions at targeted companies, made investments in EQT Corp. (EQT) , CommVault Systems Inc. (CVLT) , Sabre Corp. (SABR) , Teradyne Inc. (TER)  and Windstream Holdings Inc. (WIN)

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of EQT Co. (NYSE:EQT) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 4,022 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock, valued at approximately $191,000.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo, Jason Hall, and Tyler Crowe]

    Tyler, Jason, and I (Matt here) were recently discussing why natural gas stocks have taken it on the chin over the past year. While some have been the victim of their own mistakes, shares of many of the country’s largest gas-focused producers have lost value even though oil prices have been on the upswing. For example, the country’s leading gas producer, EQT Corp. (NYSE:EQT), has seen its stock tumble more than 20%, while other large gas-focused companies such as Antero Resources (NYSE:AR), Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG), and Southwestern Energy have declined between 5% and 15% over the past 12 months. Those sell-offs caught our attention. Here’s what we think is weighing down gas stocks these days. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT) which rose about 10% to $53.35. The stock’s 52-week range is $43.70 to $67.84. Volume was nearly 11 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.6 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT) which traded down over 5% at $49.72. The stock’s 52-week range is $43.70 to $67.84. Volume was 7.6 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 4 million.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.(UCTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UCTT) declined 19.2% in July, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the semiconductor equipment specialist announced mixed second-quarter 2018 results and disappointing forward guidance.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Comparing Rubicon Technology (RBCN) & Ultra Clean (UCTT) (americanbankingnews.com) Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (UCTT) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Spiffy Stocks: Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAKT), Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCTT), Galectin Therapeutics, Inc … (thestreetpoint.com) Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. — Moody’s assigns B1 CFR to Ultra Clean Holdings; outlook stable (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several analysts recently weighed in on UCTT shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Ultra Clean from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd. BidaskClub raised Ultra Clean from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 30th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on Ultra Clean from $27.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, June 18th. Standpoint Research raised Ultra Clean from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 28th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Ultra Clean from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, May 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Ultra Clean presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.20.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
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    Ultra Clean Holdings (NASDAQ:UCTT) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019 4:45 p.m. ET

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Ultra Clean (NASDAQ:UCTT) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ultra Clean earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.3293552269826 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Employees Retirement System of Texas reduced its stake in shares of Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) by 24.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 177,000 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 57,000 shares during the quarter. Employees Retirement System of Texas owned 0.46% of Ultra Clean worth $2,938,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. (VTGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While exciting, CODX and our other penny stocks to watch this week are unlikely to tack on any additional gains this week. But don’t worry. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a stock with serious profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Co-Diagnostics Inc. (Nasdaq: CODX)  $4.35 192.07%
    Viking Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VKTX)  $9.37 95.78%
    DHI Group Inc. (NYSE: DHX)  $3.10 67.57%
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (Nasdaq: AXON)  $1.76 60.00%
    Netlist Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST)  $0.21 53.79%
    Link Motion Inc. (NYSE LKM)  $1.23 47.73%
    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD)  $0.26 44.44%
    Vistagen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN)  $1.34 40.21%
    J. Jill Inc. (NYSE: JILL)  $8.30 36.55%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM)  $1.52 34.86%

    In order to make sure we protect ourselves from any substantial losses from investing in penny stocks, we follow five rules for penny stock investing. Take look at them on the right.As these stocks demonstrate, there are penny stocks that have tremendous growth potential that can easily dwarf your initial investment. However, most penny stocks lack the solid underlying financials necessary to generate a significant return.
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  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Take VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTGN) for example. While not necessarily a scam, this one didn’t do investors any favors.

    In Dec. 2017, shares jumped 177.17%, from $0.92 to $2.55 in just one day. Investors who bought at $2.55 ended up losing over 50% of their money when the stock quickly went back down to $1.05 in less than two weeks.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    For instance, VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) shot up from $0.92 to $2.55 on Dec. 6. Since then, the stock pulled back to $1.19. Investors who bought at $2.55 are sitting on a 53.3% loss today (Feb. 20).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maxim Group assumed coverage on shares of Vistagen Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VTGN). The firm issued a buy rating on the stock.

    Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on shares of Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH). Sanford C. Bernstein issued an underperform rating on the stock.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Take VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTGN) for example. While not necessarily a scam, this one didn’t do investors any favors.

    In Dec. 2017, shares jumped 177.17%, from $0.92 to $2.55 in just one day. Investors who bought at $2.55 ended up losing over 50% of their money when the stock quickly went back down to $1.05 in less than two weeks.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: The First of Long Island Corporation(FLIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    1ST RES BK EXTO/SH (OTCMKTS:FRSB) and First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First of Long Island Corp (NASDAQ:FLIC) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $21.30 and last traded at $21.60, with a volume of 237 shares. The stock had previously closed at $21.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC) and 1ST RES BK EXTO/SH (OTCMKTS:FRSB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: AxoGen, Inc.(AXGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 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 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 Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of AxoGen (NASDAQ:AXGN) fell nearly 19% today after the company reported second-quarter 2018 earnings. The healthcare company, which develops and markets surgical solutions for peripheral nerves, actually reported a solid quarter of sales growth compared to the year-ago period. Revenue increased 36% compared to the second quarter of 2017.

  • [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.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)

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    On Tuesday, BP (BP) , Merck (MRK) , Under Armour (UAA) and Apple (AAPL) will be reporting. Cramer was bullish on all of them, except Apple, where he said this Action Alerts PLUS holding could report a less-than-optimal quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Wednesday was Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) which traded up about 2.55% at $55.12. The stock’s 52-week range is $52.97 to $66.41. Volume was about 30% below the daily average of around 13 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Because statins are so widely used, they’re the most prescribed medicines in the world, and that’s been a bonanza for companies like Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), which developed top-selling cholesterol drug Lipitor, and Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK), which created cholesterol-lowering add-on therapy Zetia.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    BioLine has developed key partnerships with major pharmaceutical companies, which helps bring its drugs to market faster once they have gained some clinical trial success. Two of its biggest partners are Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) and Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS).

  • [By ]

    While immunotherapy has definitely been a revolutionary advance in science and medicine, it has not been the panacea some had hoped for. For one, it’s not a cure. Further, this approach works better for some types of cancers than for others. Merck’s (NYSE: MRK) cancer treatment Keytruda, for instance, is FDA-approved for specific forms and stages of melanoma, lung cancer, neck cancer, classical Hodgkin Lymphoma and a few more — a lot, but still not a universal cure. Sales of Keytruda, however, exceeded $1 billion in the third quarter of 2017, which was reported Oct. 27. (Some missteps from Merck’s closest competitor, Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY), helped too.)

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) shares short decreased to 19.98 million from 20.40 million in the previous period. Its shares were trading at $59.40, in a 52-week range of $52.83 to $66.41.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Apogee Enterprises, Inc.(APOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market performed well on Tuesday, including gains of nearly 200 points for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and similarly positive moves for other major benchmarks. At first glance, decisions from the U.S. and China to impose new tariffs on each other might have seemed like bad news, but investors were pleased that the actual tariff rates on the goods covered by the measures were less severe than initially feared. Even with that as a positive backdrop, some companies weren’t able to avoid bad news that sent their shares lower. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG), and General Mills (NYSE:GIS) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: V, MA, AAPL, GOOGL
    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) are under the microscope this morning. Both payment processing giants have signed a settlement agreement over a merchant lawsuit filed back in 2005, but originally settled in 2012 over merchant swiping fees. Visa will pay an additional $600 million to the original settlement. Mastercard will pay an additional $108 million. Although President Trump plans to hit China with new tariffs, at least one company won’t face the full cost: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). According to reports, the Apple Watch is among a list of consumer tech gadgets that will receive exemptions from the latest round of tariffs on imports. Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) announced it will install its Android operating system into automobiles manufactured by Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Renault. The operating system – set for distribution in 2021 – will include Google Maps, Google Assistant, and Google Play. The three manufacturers combined sold 10.6 million vehicles in 2017. Look for earnings reports from AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO), General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL), and Apogee Enterprises Inc. (Nasdaq: APOG).

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    Engaged Capital’s Glenn Welling plans shortly to launch an activist campaign at Apogee Enterprises Inc. (APOG) , a maker of glass and non-residential construction products for skyscrapers, a person familiar with the situation told Orol.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
    Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BLK, FB, DAL
    Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.70. Analysts projected the firm would report EPS of $6.45 on top of $3.28 billion in revenue. The firm topped revenue expectations. The firm noted that an increase in its consulting fees and the recent tax reform bill helped bolster its profitability by 27%.
    The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported ea

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.(BRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Bluerock Residential Growth REIT (NASDAQ:BRG) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bluerock Residential Growth REIT earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 47.1792961215955 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of research analysts have commented on BRG shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 15th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $11.17.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN:BRG) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,697,945 shares, a decrease of 7.7% from the August 15th total of 1,840,022 shares. Approximately 7.2% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 110,334 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 15.4 days.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Valmont Industries, Inc.(VMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schroder Investment Management Group cut its stake in Valmont Industries (NYSE:VMI) by 1.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 689,795 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 9,086 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group owned approximately 3.06% of Valmont Industries worth $100,917,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alps Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 3,686 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $611,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Valmont Industries (VMI)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rhumbline Advisers reduced its stake in Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) by 1.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 41,597 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 598 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.19% of Valmont Industries worth $6,271,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    A number of analysts have recently commented on VMI shares. Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of Valmont Industries in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. ValuEngine upgraded Valmont Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Valmont Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 5th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $165.00.

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    Valmont Industries Company Profile

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cooper Companies, Inc. (COO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE: COO) which traded down 3.7% at $242.09. The stocks 52-week range is $192.24 to $260.26. Volume was nearly 1 million compared to the daily average volume of less than half a million.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Homeownership Is Dead. The Future Lies in Public Housing. (inthesetimes.com) Form 4 COOPER COMPANIES INC For: May 01 Filed by: White Albert G III (streetinsider.com) Form 4 COOPER COMPANIES INC For: May 01 Filed by: Andrews Brian G (streetinsider.com) North Carolina Medicaid Scandal Broadens on Dem. Gov. Coopers Watch (spectator.org) Head to Head Contrast: STAAR Surgical (STAA) and The Cooper Companies (COO) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research firms recently commented on COO. Goldman Sachs began coverage on shares of The Cooper Companies in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $231.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of The Cooper Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. TheStreet lowered shares of The Cooper Companies from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Oppenheimer set a $265.00 price objective on shares of The Cooper Companies and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 9th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $280.00 price objective (up previously from $277.00) on shares of The Cooper Companies in a research note on Friday, March 9th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The Cooper Companies currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $264.18.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    The Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Cooper Companies has recently acquired the assets of The LifeGlobal Group and its affiliates, bolstering its foothold in the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) devices market. Meanwhile, the CooperVision business has been delivering impressive results. A raised guidance for fiscal 2018 looks promising. Notably, Cooper Companies completed the acquisition of Paragon Vision Sciences. This added a leading ortho-k technology to the company’s lens portfolio. Considering the outstanding performance of the stock, we expect Cooper Companies to scale higher in the coming quarters. On the flipside, intense competition in the contact lens space will continue to build pricing pressure. Additionally, escalating debt levels and foreign exchange vulnerability are likely to mar the company’s bottom line. Also, the slashed revenue guidance for fiscal 2018 in CSI segment is discouraging. Cooper has underperformed its industry in a year’s time.”

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc.(SC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc (NYSE:SC) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 12,151 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,275% compared to the typical daily volume of 884 put options.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday morning, the financial shares climbed 1.04 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC), up 15 percent, and OTC Markets Group Inc (OTC: OTCM), up 8 percent.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Shares of subprime automotive lender Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) are up by about 16% as of 11:35 a.m. EDT after the company announced earnings that were better than Wall Street expected. It earned $242 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, driven by higher loan originations, falling expenses, and declining provisions for loan losses in the first quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Santander Consumer USA (SC)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares were also up, gaining 14 percent to $17.89 following upbeat quarterly earnings.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $18.275 following upbeat quarterly earnings.

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Valmont Industries, Inc.(VMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Valmont Industries (VMI)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schroder Investment Management Group cut its stake in Valmont Industries (NYSE:VMI) by 1.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 689,795 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 9,086 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group owned approximately 3.06% of Valmont Industries worth $100,917,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Aimia Inc. (GAPFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Aimia (OTCPK:GAPFF) (TSX: AIM, AIM.PR.A, AIM.PR.B, AIM.PR.C)

    As some background, we are intimately familiar with Aeroplan and Air Canada (OTCQX:ACDVF) not just as investors but as extraordinarily heavy consumers. As both an Air Canada top tier elite and Aeroplan top tier member I generate well in excess of 1.5 million Aeroplan miles annually, half from flying Air Canada and its partners and the other half from spending. As consumers we were concerned with Air Canada’s decision (though we expect more details to come out that will alleviate these concerns) but as investors we understand that the fundamental business model of mileage programs are incredibly attractive and that Aimia presents an incredibly rare and lucrative investment opportunity for the investor discerning enough to dig into the company.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION(SAIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Science Applications International (SAIC)

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    Investors in Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE:SAIC) had a bad week last week: Its stock plunged 8% in a single day after it reported earnings — and ended the week even lower. SAIC shares are clawing back some losses this week — but do they deserve to?

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE:SAIC)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallJune 12, 2018, 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Last night, President Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. This was the first meeting between a sitting American president and a North Korean leader. Following the agreement, analysts noted that the document signed by both parties included no concrete details for achieving denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. Trump responded to criticism by saying he is fully confident that the Korean dictatorship will follow through. A U.S. district court will rule on whether to approve an $85 billion merger between AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX). The decision comes after about six weeks of debate in a courtroom. The ruling will likely have a significant impact on the proposed bid by The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) for media giant Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA). The Fed Open Market Committee kicks off its June meeting today. The U.S. central bank is expected to raise interest rates for the second time in 2018. On Wednesday, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will likely announce a hike of 0.25% to the benchmark rate to 2%. This would also mark the seventh hike since December 2015. Markets will be looking for clues during Powell’s conference to determine how many additional times the Fed plans to raise interest rates during the final six months of the year.
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    Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RH) stock popped more than 20% in pre-market hours after the company reported very strong profits for the quarter. The retailer reported earnings per share of $1.33, well above the $1.02 anticipated by analysts. The company also reported a strong second-quarter outlook, news that reduced concerns about it falling short of revenue expectations. Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TS

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Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Simulations Plus, Inc.(SLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, healthcare shares fell by 0.88 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP), down 7 percent, and ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP), down 7 percent.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Valmont Industries, Inc.(VMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Masco (MAS) , American Electric Power (AEP) and Valmont Industries (VMI) .

    Cramer was bearish on Wisconsin Energy (WEC) .

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Emerson Radio Corporation(MSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Emerson Radio (MSN) is a marketer of consumer electronic products and various housewares.

    The company has about $1.91 in cash per share, yet sells for less than half that amount. The stock trades at 7.5 times forward earnings. The company is debt free.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Datawatch Corporation(DWCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ: DWCH) shares were also up, gaining 14 percent to $8.10 after the company reported a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: SM Energy Company(SM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Energy sector was the top gainer in the US market on Monday. Top gainers in the sector included Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE: HLX), SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM), and Ecopetrol SA (ADR) (NYSE: EC).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Energy sector was the top gainer in the US market on Friday. Top gainers in the sector included Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX), and SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Wednesday, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM) and W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Friday's regular session.

  • [By Andrew Efimoff]

    WTI crude oil plunged 3.11 percent on Friday to $48.99 a barrel. Below are the biggest energy losers for the day:

    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC): -19.22%
    Dynamic Materials (NASDAQ: BOOM): -12.39%
    Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE: CWEI): -11.45%
    Dynergy (NYSE: DYN): -11.91%
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE): -11.20%
    Mexco Energy (NYSE: MXC) -10.90%
    Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL) -10.79%
    Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) -10.79%
    SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) -10.38%
    Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RGSE) -10.34%

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, energy shares fell 0.70 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM), down 5 percent, and Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ: CRZO) down 6 percent.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nutraceutical International Corporation(NUTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Non-cyclical consumer goods & services sector was the top gainer in the US market on Monday. Top gainers in the sector included Nutraceutical Int'l Corp. (NASDAQ: NUTR), BRF SA (ADR) (NYSE: BRFS), and Chefs' Warehouse Inc (NASDAQ: CHEF).

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(Editor’s note: There is much greater liquidity on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under ticker Z01).

The Elevator Pitch

Zooplus (OTC:ZOPLY) (OTC:ZLPSF) is the leading online retailer of pet food and supplies in Europe. Generally, in a commoditized market such as selling pet food, the lowest cost provider with the best customer service has the “right to win”. We believe that Zooplus will be this winner, given its structural cost advantage versus its competitors (which we explore below). Additionally, customer satisfaction is extremely high, and we can clearly see customers’ appreciation for the company’s value proposition, as evidenced by the 94% sales retention rate. These unbeatable low prices and high customer satisfaction have led to a 31% annualized sales growth rate since 2010, while still possessing a long runway for continued expansion.

We believe the market is underestimating the long-term earnings power of the firm and consequently significantly undervaluing the company. For instance, the stock is currently trading at 0.9x 2016 sales while comparable acquisitions have taken place at 2-6x multiples. Additionally, we believe at maturity, the business will have normalized operating margins of 8-10%, implying a valuation of ~10x normalized EBIT.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Valmont Industries, Inc.(VMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Masco (MAS) , American Electric Power (AEP) and Valmont Industries (VMI) .

    Cramer was bearish on Wisconsin Energy (WEC) .

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Prestige Brand Holdings Inc.(PBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.(FRSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 earnings report forsmall cap Take ‘N’ Bake pizza chain stock Papa Murphy’s Holdings (NASDAQ: FRSH) is scheduled for after the market closes on Wednesday (March 15th). In February, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting the stock by saying:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap Take ‘N’ Bake pizza chain stock Papa Murphy’s Holdings (NASDAQ: FRSH):

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated(CORT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week:Corcept Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CORT), Customers Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: CUBI), Ellie Mae Inc. (NYSE: ELLI), Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) and Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA).

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: AltaGas Ltd. (ATGFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    AltaGas (OTCPK:ATGFF) recently announced that it’s going to acquire WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL). This article will examine the financial side of the transaction. A number of Seeking Alpha authors have written articles on the merger as well, and I suggest that you read them.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Regulators in California are behind a new business of providing utility-scale back-up battery storage at power generating facilities. Canadian-based AltaGas (OTCPK:ATGFF) recently announced a 10-year Energy Storage Resource Adequacy Purchase Agreement with Southern California Edison SCE, a subsidiary of Edison International (NYSE:EIX). A recap of the scope of the contract is described below, from ATGFF’s press release:

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: CYREN Ltd.(CYRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $9.86 billion.
    Aecom (NYSE: ACM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $4.67 billion.
    JD.Com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ: JD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $12.60 billion.
    58.com Inc (ADR) (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $383.60 million.
    Kamada Ltd (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $25.00 million.
    Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PTN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $28.00 million.
    TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $15.81 million.
    Atlantica Yield PLC (NASDAQ: ABY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $290.80 million.
    Asure Software Inc (NASDAQ: ASUR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $15.26 million.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $7.90 million.
    Viewray Inc (NASDAQ: VRAY) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $18.58 million.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) got a boost, shooting up 41 percent to $2.33 after the company reported a strategic investment from Warburg Pincus Funds.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.(SWKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    We’re confident that this year’s list is poised to perform just as our previous picks — which is no small feat. We’ve bagged winners like the 64.3% return from Mastercard (NYSE: MA), 44.3% from Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), 38.9% from Deere (NYSE: DE) and even 101.8% from Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq: SWKS).

  • [By Andrew Tonner]

    One of the best ways to invest in broad-based movements such as the IoT is by buying shares in the companies that supply the hardware and infrastructure powering the trend — such asSkyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) and NXP Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NXPI). Let’s dig into each company to see what makes them two of the top IoT investments on the market today.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after beating first-quarter earnings forecasts, and offering above-consensus second-quarter guidance.

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    Skyworks Solutions gained 13% to $88.67, while the S&P 500 rose 0.3% to 2,271.31.

    Oppenheimer’s Rick Schafer and team argue that Skyworks’ “growth [is] back on track.” They explain:

    We expect Skyworks to deliver above-market growth driven by 1) continued smartphone content gains; 2) China share gains through strengthening baseband partnerships and demand for integrated (vs. discrete) RF solutions; 3) seasonal uptick at Samsung; and 4) continued double-digit RF complexity increases. With its “one-stop-shop” systems-level approach, we seeSkyworks uniquely positioned to benefit from rising RF content. We reiterate Outperform and raise PT to $105 from $100.

    Skyworks Solutions’ market capitalization rose to $16.5 billion today from $14.6 billion yesterday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS) got a boost, shooting up 12 percent to $87.70 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and issued a strong outlook for the second quarter. The company also announced a $500 million buyback plan.

  • [By Arie Goren]

    Semiconductor companies have done very well in the last year. In fact, in the last 52 weeks, the average price change for the sixteen semiconductor stocks which are included in the S&P 500 index was 35.62%. In this period the price change of the S&P 500 was 11.94%, and of the Nasdaq Composite Index was 8.99%. Moreover, only two S&P 500 semiconductor companies Skyworks Solutions (NSDQ:SWKS)and First Solar (NSDQ:FSLR)have seen their stock prices decline in the last 52 weeks.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    More importantly, Apple could build around 120 million new iPhones this year as compared to 89 million units of the iPhone 7/7S in 2016 — according to Mizuho. This is great news for the other companies in Cupertino’s supply chain — such as Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS), Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO), and Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ:CY) — as they won’t have to wait until the second half of the year to bask in iPhone-driven glory.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Layne Christensen Company(LAYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $8.78 after the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small caps Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation andLayne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) underperforming, but possibly recovering while Orion Group Holdings (NYSE: ORN) had a clear reversal early last year:

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: iShares Intermediate Credit Bond (CIU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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    These are the top 5 holdings of ARKANSAS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) – 257,721 shares, 25.79% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.48%iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 269,365 shares, 22.36% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.51%iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond (CSJ) – 375,399 shares, 19.16% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 8.03%iShares Intermediate Credit Bond (CIU) – 258,147 shares, 13.64% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.50%Vanguard Mid-Cap ETF – DNQ (VO)

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: The ExOne Company(XONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Stratasys, Ltd along with other small cap 3D printing stocks like 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD), ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE)and Voxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) all peaking a few years and all showing some signs of stabilization over the past year:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Stratasys, Ltd along with other small cap 3D printing stocks like 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD), ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE)and Voxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) all peaking a few years with the bubble bursting and all showing some signs of stabilization or even a bit of a recent uptick:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) rose by 1.6% to 2.38 million shares. About 22.1% of the company’s shareswere short. ExOne’s share price fell by nearly 13% in the two weeks. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.60 to $16.15, and shares closed at $11.11 on Friday, down about 0.7% for the day. Days to cover fell from 17 to 13.

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market stock today: tronc, Inc. (TRNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In a purge fairly unprecedented in American newspapers, Tronc (TRNC) has replaced the senior leadership of the Los Angeles Times. With a single announcement, the company announced both new leadership for the Times’ business side and for its newsroom.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) had a gigantic buyer recently. Michael Ferro, who is a director, purchased a stunning 2,500,000 sharesat $15 apiece. The total for the trade was an incredible $37,500,000.Thismultiplatform media and marketing solutions company publishes newspapers in the United States, as well as provides a suite of digital marketing services for local, regional and national marketers. Its shares ended trading on Friday at $13.87.Their 52-week trading range is $8.76 to $17.93, and the Wall Street consensus price target is $21.

market stock today: Platform Specialty Products Corporation(PAH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Platform Specialty Products Corp. (NYSE: PAH) had a well-known seller parting with a huge chunk of stock. Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square hedge fund sold a total of 2,285,888 shares of the stock at $8.78 apiece. The total for the sale was posted at $20 million.The company produces and sells specialty chemical products in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific and Europe. The stock closed last Friday at $8.52.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Rakesh Sachdev, CEO of Platform Specialty Products (PAH) , the agriculture and industrial roll-up company which has seen its shares double over the past 12 months. Yesterday, Platform Specialty delivered a two-cents-a-share earnings beat.

market stock today: Westell Technologies, Inc.(WSTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap high-performance wireless infrastructure solutions stock Westell Technologies (NASDAQ: WSTL) as a buy for our short-term portfolio:

market stock today: Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc.(APLE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on Monday.

    AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE: ATR) – $0.3200 dividend, 1.6780 percent yield. AptarGroup reported weaker-than-expected Q3 results on Thursday.
    Fidelity Southern Corporation (NASDAQ: LION) – $0.1200 dividend, 2.6359 percent yield. The company, based in Atlanta, Georgia, provides financial products and services for customers.
    Apple Hospitality REIT Inc (NYSE: APLE) – $0.1000 dividend, 6.5826 percent yield. Apple Hospitality REIT, based in Richmond, Virginia, operates as a subsidiary of Apple REIT Companies.
    Targa Resources Corp (NYSE: TRGP) – $0.9100 dividend, 7.7299 percent yield. The Houston, Texas-based company provides midstream natura

market stock today: Madison Square Garden Inc.(MSG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ian Wyatt, Publisher & Chief Investment Strategist, Wyatt Investment Research]

    Meanwhile, Mark Boyar, of The Boyar Value Fund, recommends another household name: Madison Square Garden (MSG). He thinks the Dolan family could take the company private.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Madison Square Garden Co (NYSE: MSG) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $325.53 million.

    Gogo Inc (NASDAQ: GOGO) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.42 per share on revenue of $137.58 million.

market stock today: Valmont Industries, Inc.(VMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Masco (MAS) , American Electric Power (AEP) and Valmont Industries (VMI) .

    Cramer was bearish on Wisconsin Energy (WEC) .