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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Konami (NASDAQ: MANH) and Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ:MANH) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Dividends

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Konami pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Manhattan Associates does not pay a dividend. Konami pays out 23.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Konami and Manhattan Associates’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Konami $2.16 billion 2.66 $275.48 million $2.01 21.14
Manhattan Associates $594.60 million 6.05 $116.48 million $1.72 31.82

Konami has higher revenue and earnings than Manhattan Associates. Konami is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Manhattan Associates, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. reduced its position in shares of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) by 2.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 2,313,056 shares of the company’s stock after selling 66,848 shares during the quarter. Merck & Co., Inc. comprises 0.7% of Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s portfolio, making the stock its 26th largest holding. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. owned about 0.09% of Merck & Co., Inc. worth $140,417,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Two Stocks to Watch Today: XOM, DB
    Shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) jumped more than 2.6% in pre-market hours after the energy giant reported earnings before the bell. The oil major reported earnings per share of $1.41, easily topping Wall Street forecasts of $1.08. Its $7.2 billion in quarterly profits were a 72% jump from the same period last year. However, the firm did fall a bit short on the revenue front. Investors liked the news that Exxon plans to restructure its upstream business to reduce costs and bolster operating cash flow by 2025. On the European front, shares of Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) were off another 3.72% after the German banking giant reported earnings. The embattled financial institution reported its first annual profit since 2014. However, broader uncertainty remains from investors. On Friday, look for earnings reports from Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), Cigna Holding Co. (NYSE: CI), Weatherford International Plc. (NYSE: WFT), Roper Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ROP), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK), Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON), and Johnson Controls International Plc. (NYSE: JCI).
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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Two of those leaders are Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and Merck (NYSE:MRK). J&J has the broadest possible coverage across the spectrum of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and over-the-counter products for consumers. Merck drills down more on drug development. Both have medications that save countless lives, but which one makes the smarter investment for would-be shareholders right now? A look at some basic fundamental measures of success can shed some light on that question.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    At recent prices, Immunogen sports a $1.78 billion market cap that could swell if top-line Forward I results are good enough to bring potential marketing partners to the negotiating table. During a recent proof-of-concept trial, five of eight of ovarian cancer patients with high levels of folate receptor alpha expression responded to treatment with a combination of mirvetuximab and Merck & Co.’s (NYSE:MRK) Keytruda. Immunogen enrolled 35 more patients with similar characteristics, and a similar response rate could result in offers for more than a simple partnership.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Diamond Hill Investment Group Inc.(DHIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MAN Grp PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: MNGPY) and Diamond Hill Investment Group (NASDAQ:DHIL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Facebook, Inc.(FB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Wednesday.

    The social media company reported Q1 EPS of $1.69 vs. $1.35 estimates and sales of $11.97 billion vs. $11.41 billion estimates. Q1 MAUs came in just ahead of estimates at 2.2 billion.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Manning & Napier Group LLC trimmed its position in shares of Facebook, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FB) by 36.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,340,906 shares of the social networking company’s stock after selling 773,388 shares during the quarter. Facebook, Inc. Common Stock comprises approximately 2.1% of Manning & Napier Group LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 10th biggest position. Manning & Napier Group LLC’s holdings in Facebook, Inc. Common Stock were worth $214,261,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    The uproar over Facebook Inc.’s (Nasdaq: FB) handling – or mishandling ­– of user data is just the latest in a string of incidents triggering anxieties about data security and privacy protection.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    And despite the growth in competition over the last few years, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Google continue to completely dominate the space, combining to take the majority of digital ad sales in the United States. What’s more, by some estimates, the companies continue to gain market share despite their dominant positions.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC lifted its stake in Facebook, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FB) by 99.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,099 shares of the social networking company’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,522 shares during the quarter. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC’s holdings in Facebook, Inc. Common Stock were worth $1,774,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    In April, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg inadvertently triggered some speculation that the social network was considering a paid version of the service when he responded to a lawmaker, “Yes, there will always be a version of Facebook that is free.” The subtle implication there was that at some point in the future, maybe there would be a version that isn’t free. In a separate interview, COO Sheryl Sandberg noted that being able to opt out of targeted advertising “at the highest level” would “be a paid product.” With all of the recent scrutiny over Facebook’s data practices, demand for such a product is likely as high as it’s ever been.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation(WAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp (NYSE:WAB) were down 12.4% on Friday . The company traded as low as $96.56 and last traded at $98.21. Approximately 6,582,509 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 707% from the average daily volume of 815,360 shares. The stock had previously closed at $112.12.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    And last month, GE signed a complex deal to sell its transportation business — which specializes in building freight locomotives — to Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (NYSE:WAB), better known as Wabtec.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The company has already shed its Distributed Power, Industrial Solutions and Value-Based Care divisions and has agreed to combine its Transportation business with Wabtec Corp. (NYSE: WAB) in a new company. These deals have substantially achieved CEO John Flannery’s promise to divest $20 billion in assets.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) announced Monday morning that Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp.(NYSE: WAB), also known as Wabtec, has agreed to combine with GE’s Transportation division in a deal to create a new company that will make and sell rail equipment, software and services. GE will receive $2.9 billion in cash when the deal closes, now expected to occur early next year.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.(PLAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Four Stocks to Watch Today: ADBE, NIO, SHLD, PLAY
    Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) is generating buzz after the firm reported earnings after the bell Thursday. Shares were off 2% after the firm reported EPS of $1.73, a figure that beat Wall Street expectations by $0.04. The producer of Photoshop announced that its third-quarter revenue increased by 24% and set a new quarterly record. Shares of electric car manufacturer NIO Ltd. (NYSE: NIO) are rallying again on up another 15% in pre-market hours. The Shanghai-based rival to Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) popped another 76% on Thursday and pushed its market capitalization well above $12 billion. Shares of Sears Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) are rallying after a difficult day on Thursday turned into a positive earnings report after the bell. The company had initially delayed its earnings report, causing the stock to plunge by 9% during the trading session. But the stock has rallied more than 16% after Sears reported its smallest drop in same-store sales in three years. The firm did report a large loss of $4.68 per share, while revenue came in at $3.18. Look for an earnings report from Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) today. The entertainment giant is expected to report earnings per share of $0.84, a figure that topped estimates by $0.20. Its $319.9 million in revenue also surpassed Wall Street analysts’ expectations by $10 million. The company is benefiting from an uptick in consumer confidence and spending as wages rise and the unemployment rate declines.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dave & Buster’s (NASDAQ: PLAY) is one of 56 public companies in the “Eating places” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Dave & Buster’s to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Brokerages expect Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY) to announce sales of $311.08 million for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Six analysts have provided estimates for Dave & Buster’s Entertainment’s earnings. The highest sales estimate is $318.70 million and the lowest is $299.70 million. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment reported sales of $280.75 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 10.8%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings report on Tuesday, September 4th.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    If all you did was glance at your portfolio, you might think that Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) had bucked the industry trend of declining in-store traffic and somehow found a way to woo more patrons inside with its proprietary games. The stock, after all, was up by 16% at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday following the previous evening’s release of the company’s first-quarter earnings report.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Investors reacted positively to the latest earnings report from Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) after the restaurant chain announced improving sales trends while initiating a regular dividend.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of entertainment company Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) jumped as much as 16.7% in trading Tuesday after reporting better-than-expected first-quarter fiscal 2018 results. Shares settled down slightly mid-day and were up 13.7% at 11:15 a.m. EDT. 

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now

Despite several years of steady declines, deadly vehicle crashes are on the rise, according to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The safest day to be on the road: Tuesday. The most dangerous? Saturday.

That’s according to a newstudy by Avvo, an online legal referral and review site, which analyzed data from NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System in 2016 on how many car crash-related fatalities happened across the country by weekday and time of day.

The analysis found that 6,802 lives were lost on Saturday out of the 37,461 road deaths that occurred in 2016. That was 53% higher than the 4,444 deaths that happened on a Tuesday, the day with the least number of crash-related fatalities.

The second and third deadliest days were also associated with the weekend: Friday (5,826) and Sunday (5,809).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Primerica, Inc.(PRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in Primerica (NYSE:PRI) by 2.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 838,510 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 19,142 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Primerica were worth $81,000,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Primerica (NYSE:PRI) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $103.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Great Lakes Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Primerica (NYSE:PRI) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm bought 6,834 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $660,000.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Freightcar America, Inc.(RAIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the industrial shares rose 0.64 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Deere & Company (NYSE: DE), up 7 percent, and FreightCar America, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAIL) up 6 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in FreightCar America, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAIL) by 95.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 730,734 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 357,670 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned about 5.87% of FreightCar America worth $9,790,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    FreightCar America (NASDAQ:RAIL) Director Thomas A. Madden sold 7,506 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.69, for a total value of $117,769.14. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 20,224 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $317,314.56. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Acorn International, Inc.(ATV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: AXON) shares rose 23.7 percent to $1.49. Axovant announced strengthening of management team and completion of organization restructuring which "enhanced capabilities in research and business development" and reduced internal headcount by 43 percent.
    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUSK) shares jumped 19.8 percent to $37.3148. Mammoth Energy’s subsidiary Cobra signed a new $900 million contract to finish the restoration of critical electrical services and support the initial phase of reconstruction of the electrical utility system in Puerto Rico.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares gained 19 percent to $34.0201. Acorn shares rose Friday after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) shares surged 19 percent to $2.20.
    My Size, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) climbed 16.8 percent to $1.18 after the company received a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for measurement technology patent.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) gained 16.6 percent to $2.32.
    Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) gained 16.5 percent to $1.34 following Q1 beat.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16.5 percent to $26.1499. Evolus named Lauren Silvernail as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares gained 15 percent to $26.29 after reporting Q1 results.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares gained 15 percent to $44.7702 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) rose 15 percent to $7.075.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) gained 14.4 percent to $2.746.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) climbed 14.2 percent to $101.10 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.
    Savara Inc. (NAS
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) got a boost, shooting up 15 percent to $28.6813 after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp(SHIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ShipChain (CURRENCY:SHIP) traded up 14.7% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on June 23rd. ShipChain has a market capitalization of $6.80 million and $5,235.00 worth of ShipChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, ShipChain has traded down 8.7% against the dollar. One ShipChain token can now be bought for about $0.0373 or 0.00000598 BTC on popular exchanges including IDEX, HitBTC and Gate.io.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Seanergy Maritime (NASDAQ: SHIP) and Euronav (NYSE:EURN) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Smith(wh)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) and Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:WH) declared a dividend on Monday, May 21st, Fidelity reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be given a dividend of 0.25 per share on Friday, June 29th. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 14th.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Earnest Partners LLC grew its holdings in shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) by 2.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 307,192 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,389 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in RenaissanceRe were worth $42,549,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RenaissanceRe (NYSE: RNR) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare RenaissanceRe to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Lannett Co Inc(LCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap generic pharmaceutical stock Lannett Company, Inc (NYSE: LCI) is thesecond most shorted stock on the NYSE with short interest of 55.65% according toHighshortinterest.com. Lannett Company was founded in 1942 anddevelops, manufactures, packages, markets and distributes generic pharmaceutical products for a wide range of medical indications and therapeutic areas. The Company believes its ability to select viable products for development, efficiently develop such products (including obtaining any applicable regulatory approvals), vertically integrateitself into certain specialty markets and achieving economies in production are all critical for its success in the generic pharmaceutical industry in which it operates.

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    With luck, we’ll one day be able to add these stocks to our long list of homeruns. Over the past three years, my subscribers and I have seen gains like 181% on Lannett (NYSE: LCI), 135% on Westmoreland Coal (Nasdaq: WLB), and a striking 242% on Bitauto (NYSE: BITA). Each time, the Maximum Profit system has told us exactly when to buy and when to sell, while we just sit back and count the returns.

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    With luck, we’ll one day be able to add these stocks to our long list of home runs. Over the past three years, my subscribers and I have seen gains like 181% on Lannett (NYSE: LCI), 135% on Westmoreland Coal (Nasdaq: WLB), and a striking 242% on Bitauto (NYSE: BITA). Each time, the Maximum Profit system has told us exactly when to buy and when to sell, while we just sit back and count the returns.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund, Inc.(HIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Western Asset High Income (NYSE:HIO) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. Western Asset High Income earned a coverage optimism score of 0.49 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the closed-end fund an impact score of 47.4682522681889 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Western Asst High Incm Opprtnty Fnd (NYSE:HIO) have trended positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Western Asst High Incm Opprtnty Fnd earned a news impact score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the closed-end fund an impact score of 46.8812467861134 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: EP Energy Corporation(EPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Wednesday, the energy shares rose 2.39 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 18 percent, and Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) up 23 percent.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock (NYSE:EPE) major shareholder Apollo Investment Fund Vii L. P sold 416,054 shares of Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock stock in a transaction on Monday, July 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.94, for a total transaction of $1,223,198.76. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $155.19 after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 21.3 percent to $8.83. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) climbed 18.2 percent to $3.12 after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.6 percent to $27.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) rose 13 percent to $2.26.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) gained 11.9 percent to $7.35.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 11.8 percent to $6.24 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) shares gained 11.3 percent to $3.56.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.875.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) rose 8.7 percent to $2.9683.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) shares rose 7.4 percent to $7.40.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 7 percent to $2.88 after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 6 percent to $15.93. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 5.1 percent to $257.35. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the energy shares climbed 1.59 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included SeaDrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 77 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 19 percent.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    And after taking a look at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a small-cap stock that just signed a deal with Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq:FB)…

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    Enterprise GP Holdings LP (NYSE: EPE) $2.94 44.00%
    Opko Health Inc. (Nasdaq: OPK) $4.79 43.49%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $3.15 38.84%
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ARWR) $0.52 37.80%
    Mid-Con Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: MCEP) $2.08 36.81%
    VAALCO Energy (NYSE: EGY) $1.49 36.04%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $3.16 35.04%
    WideOpenWest Inc. (NYSE: WOW) $8.41 34.52%
    Legacy Reserves LP (Nasdaq: LGCY) $8.43 33.61%

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Wednesday, the energy shares climbed 1.48 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included SeaDrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 15 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 15 percent.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation(WAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID cut its holdings in Wabtec Co. (NYSE:WAB) by 1.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 226,515 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 2,800 shares during the period. Wabtec comprises 1.9% of Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th biggest position. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings in Wabtec were worth $18,438,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    And last month, GE signed a complex deal to sell its transportation business — which specializes in building freight locomotives — to Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (NYSE:WAB), better known as Wabtec.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Apple Inc. (NSDQ:AAPL)hasn’t been having its own way recently. A few months ago, the company wasordered to return $13 billion in back taxes in Europe plus now it has todeal with a new US president in Donald Trumpwho clearly has reservationson how Apple runs its business affairs. Recently though, the Irish government announced that it would be appealing the European Commission’s decision to seek back taxes from the tech giant. However, with Trump now the president-elect,the Nasdaq index in general was performing very well until it sold off by over 150 points on Thursday the 10th of November and recovered marginally by 30 points on Friday, November 11th. Apple (and other tech stocks) got caught up in the downswing only to recover slightly which has left us now with Apple trading at just over $108.43 a share. Here’s Why Apple stock is cheap at sub $110.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Cellectis S.A.(CLLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Cellectis SA (NASDAQ:CLLS) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $42.00.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation(WAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lee Samaha]

    On a more positive note, Flannery appears to be making ground on some key long-term objectives.

    Management feels “good” about the ability of the healthcare segment to outperform, according to Miller. Flannery claimed GE was in “active discussions” on some aviation platforms, current & lighting and distributed power, while an announcement on the divestment of transportation (rumored to be a target of Wabtec (NYSE:WAB)) is expected by the end of the second quarter. Structural cost reductions are now expected to be above the $2 billion target outlined on the investor day presentation in November 2017. Flannery outlined that he would lead the creation of a new operating system for GE based on “lean, six sigma ad agile” involving “continuous improvement and customer experience.”

    As a reminder, GE has promised $20 billion of asset sales, and the commentary on the earnings call was reassuring, particularly as the first deal (healthcare IT assets) was underwhelming.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    As part of its announcement on Tuesday, GE stated that its previous plan to divest about $20 billion of assets is “substantially complete.” Indeed, the company is set to receive $9.8 billion of cash proceeds over the next 12 months from four major asset sales, along with approximately $1.9 billion of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (NYSE:WAB) stock. GE shareholders will receive an additional $7.6 billion of Wabtec stock as part of the sale of the company’s freight locomotive business. The GE Lighting division is the last major asset up for sale under this plan.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Wabtec Co. (NYSE:WAB) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund purchased 33,542 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,730,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATXI) rose 29.4 percent to $5.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that its first pivotal Phase 3 trial of IV tramadol achieved the primary and key secondary endpoints.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 16.8 percent to $51.00 in pre-market trading. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) rose 9.3 percent to $5.40 in pre-market trading after falling 28.92 percent on Friday.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares rose 9 percent to $29.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.26 percent on Friday.
    Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) rose 6.7 percent to $26.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.64 percent on Friday.
    Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) rose 5.4 percent to $3.90 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.06 percent on Friday.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 5.2 percent to $34.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.38 percent on Friday.
    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE: WAB) rose 5.1 percent to $100 in pre-market trading. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) agreed to merge its transportation unit with Wabtec.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) shares rose 4.7 percent to $11.50 in pre-market trading.
    Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) shares rose 4.3 percent to $93.98 in the pre-market trading session.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares rose 4.2 percent to $33.25 in pre-market trading. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRO) shares rose 4 percent to $58.35 in pre-market trading as the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings and disclosed that it has acquired Free Service Tire.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 3.7 percent to $19.75 in pre-market trading after falling 4.80 percent on Friday.

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Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: E*TRADE Financial Corporation(ETFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Zeiler]

    In just three years, Robinhood’s customer base has surpassed that of entrenched online brokerage E*Trade Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: ETFC), which spent 35 years accumulating 3.6 million customers.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    New York State Teachers Retirement System cut its position in shares of E-Trade (NASDAQ:ETFC) by 1.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 501,653 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 4,970 shares during the quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System owned about 0.19% of E-Trade worth $27,797,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Rosetta Resources Inc.(ROSE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
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    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rosehill Resources (NASDAQ:ROSE) Director Harry Quarls acquired 6,700 shares of Rosehill Resources stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 17th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $8.15 per share, with a total value of $54,605.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 53,189 shares in the company, valued at $433,490.35. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

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$1.03 Billion in Sales Expected for Wabtec Co. (WAB) This Quarter

Analysts expect that Wabtec Co. (NYSE:WAB) will post $1.03 billion in sales for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Seven analysts have issued estimates for Wabtec’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $989.20 million and the highest estimate coming in at $1.06 billion. Wabtec reported sales of $932.25 million in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 10.5%. The company is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Wabtec will report full-year sales of $4.20 billion for the current year, with estimates ranging from $4.08 billion to $4.28 billion. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report sales of $4.40 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $4.23 billion to $4.50 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Wabtec.

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Wabtec (NYSE:WAB) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, April 24th. The transportation company reported $0.92 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $1.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.01 billion. Wabtec had a return on equity of 12.13% and a net margin of 6.88%. The firm’s revenue was up 15.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.77 earnings per share.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on WAB. Zacks Investment Research cut Wabtec from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Deutsche Bank upgraded Wabtec from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday. B. Riley set a $85.00 price objective on Wabtec and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $90.00 price objective on shares of Wabtec in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Finally, Wells Fargo set a $100.00 price objective on Wabtec and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. Wabtec has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $93.83.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Synovus Financial Corp purchased a new stake in shares of Wabtec during the first quarter worth approximately $102,000. Zions Bancorporation purchased a new stake in shares of Wabtec during the first quarter worth approximately $197,000. Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC raised its stake in shares of Wabtec by 100.0% during the first quarter. Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC now owns 3,348 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $273,000 after purchasing an additional 1,674 shares during the last quarter. Granite Springs Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Wabtec by 21.2% during the first quarter. Granite Springs Asset Management LLC now owns 4,000 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $326,000 after purchasing an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Emerald Advisers Inc. PA purchased a new stake in shares of Wabtec during the fourth quarter worth approximately $327,000.

WAB stock opened at $94.15 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $8.97 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.10 and a beta of 0.91. Wabtec has a fifty-two week low of $93.97 and a fifty-two week high of $95.02. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 1.50 and a quick ratio of 0.99.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 10th. Wabtec’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 13.99%.

Wabtec Company Profile

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation, doing business as Wabtec Corporation, provides technology-based equipment, systems, and services for the freight rail and passenger transit vehicle industries worldwide. It operates in two segments, Freight and Transit. The Freight segment manufactures and services components for new and existing locomotive and freight cars; supplies railway electronics and positive train control equipment; offers signal design and engineering services; builds switcher locomotives; rebuilds freight locomotives; and provides heat exchangers and cooling systems for rail and other industrial markets.

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Since 2014 Hershey (NYSE:HSY) has been struggling a lot with its foreign operations. This has been due to the facts that the general business environment has been rather weak in foreign countries where Hershey is operating, that a strong dollar has hurt the sales and especially that the Chinese market has proved to be much more difficult than expected.

One other thing that I am even more worried about is the way the current management at Hershey is using adjusted earnings in its earnings releases. I do not know about the rest of the investors, but at least for me, when management is constantly talking about adjusted earnings instead of actual earnings, it is a warning sign. I can fully understand one-time business costs, such as transactions costs related to a major acquisition. In that type of a situation it is perfectly fine to use adjusted earnings because they give more visibility about the true earnings power of a company. However, when a company starts to constantly categorize regular annual costs as one-time costs, like Hershey is doing with business realignment costs, you should be very worried. In the case of Hershey, I would consider the business realignment costs as regular costs as they have been there for several years. This is a bit like when Warren Buffett is recommending that investors walk away if management is constantly referring to EBIT figures.

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    Wednesday afternoon, the cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Conn's Inc (NASDAQ: CONN) and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN).

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  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Here is a list of the top 10 best small-cap stocks based on price gains per share so far in 2017:

    Company (Ticker)Price per Share% Change AquaBounty Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AQB)$14.338,646.99%Rennova Health Inc. (Nasdaq: RNVA)$3.133,333.73%China Gengsheng Minerals Inc. (OTCMKTS: CHGS)$0.021,718.18%Sunshine Heart Inc. (Nasdaq: SSH)$3.851,071.43%CTI BioPharma Corp. (Nasdaq: CTIC)$4.30991.76%Catalyst Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CBIO)$6.22853.85%TearLab Corp. (Nasdaq: TEAR)$4.20707.85%Pulmatrix Inc. (Nasdaq: PULM)$3.86566.10%Real Goods Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: RGSE)$1.43498.75%Calithera Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CALA)$11.70281.54%

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Catalyst Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: CBIO) were down around 27 percent to $5.36. Catalyst Biosciences reported the pricing of $18 million offering of Class A units at $5 per unit

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Gainers

    Pyxis Tankers Inc. (NYSE: PXS) rose 47.48 percent to $$5.56, after the company announced it has entered into a definitive securities purchase agreement with a group of investors, which will result in gross proceeds of $4.8 million.
    Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ: SIGM) rose 22.77 percent to $6.88. Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ: SLAB) announced plans to buy Sigma Designs for $7.05 per share in cash.
    Steadymed Ltd (NASDAQ: STDY) rose 19.35 percent to $3.70, after the company reported that no clinical trials were required for Trevyent and that the FDA had agreed to the pathway for the drug candidate's NDA resubmission.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) rose 15.73 percent to $7.06. Earlier in the week, Zacks Investment Research had upgraded the company from "Sell" to "Hold".
    Science Applications International Corp (NYSE: SAIC) rose 13.71 percent to $85.77 as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) rose 12.41 percent to $6.07, after having risen sharply in pre-marketing trading.
    Radius Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDUS) rose 12.41 percent to $30.81 after the company provided an update on data from the Phase 1 005 clinical study of elacestrant in patients with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer during the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 12.32 percent to $25.80 after the company reported its third quarter financial results.
    Prana Biotechnology Limited (NASDAQ: PRAN) rose 11.36 percent to $3.43, as the company announced a research collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceuticals to study the ability of movement disorders compound, PBT434 to slow or prevent neurodegeneration of the gastrointestinal system.
    Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBIO) rose 10.49 percent to $7.90 as the company announced the appointment of Arwa Shurrab and Jamie Ellen Siegel in its clinical hemophilia

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Meritage Corporation(MTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    WhenMeritage Homes Corp(NYSE:MTH) last reported earnings to wrap up fiscal 2016, it left investors with reason to be concerned. The company finished the year with strong 15% home-closing revenue growth in the fourth quarter, 19% home-closing revenue growth for the full year, and a 15% jump in earnings per share for the year. Unfortunately, the homebuilder reported that its unit sales, and that its backlog of homes on order, were down from the year-ago period in the fourth quarter — not a positive metric considering the general strength of the new homes market and the company’s success in expanding and growing in recent years.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Southern Company (The)(SO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Natural gas just claimed another victory over clean coal, as Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) announced on June 28 it’s converting its failed $7.1 billion clean coal power plant into a natural gas-fired facility.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) traded down about 1.9% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $45.08 after closing Wednesday at $45.96. The 52-week high is $53.51. Volume was about 5.4 million, about 15% above the daily average of around 4.8 million shares. The company had no specific news Thursday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) traded down about 2.9% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $45.81 after closing Tuesday at $47.20. The 52-week high is $53.51. Volume was about 5.5 million, about 15% above the daily average of around 4.8 million shares. The company had no specific news Wednesday.

  • [By ]

    Under a single-payer system, healthcare becomes a regulated utility much like electricity with just a few large, best-in-class players. Athenahealth (Nasdaq: ATHN) could combine with Walgreen Boots Alliance (NYSE: WBA). Maybe each monolith will cover a specific region like Southern Company (NYSE: SO) and Consolidated Edison (NYSE: ED).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) traded down about 1.7% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $44.46 after closing Thursday at $45.25. The 52-week high is $53.51. Volume was over 6 million, about 20% above the daily average of around 4.8 million shares. The company was dropped from Neutral to Sell at Goldman Sachs on Thursday.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation(WAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (WAB) scores highly based on my Warren Buffett-based model, which is based on the book Buffettology, and also the Peter Lynch-inspired approach that uses the method outlined by Lynch in One Up on Wall Street.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Coherus BioSciences, Inc.(CHRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) shares rose 18.4 percent to $68.65 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) shares rose 9.5 percent to $111.60 in the pre-market trading session after the company posted better-than-expected earnings for its second quarter. The company also disclosed that it has retained Morgan Stanley to evaluate potential alternatives for Qdoba.
    Coherus Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: CHRS) rose 9.8 percent to $24.20 in pre-market trading. Coherus BioSciences disclosed that it prevailed in ‘135 IPR decision.
    Qiwi PLC (NASDAQ: QIWI) rose 8.1 percent to $21.49 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Korea Electric Power Corporation (ADR) (NYSE: KEP) shares rose 7.9 percent to $20.00 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.33 percent on Tuesday
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) shares rose 7.5 percent to $58.60 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    AngloGold Ashanti Limited (ADR) (NYSE: AU) rose 4.3 percent to $11.71 in pre-market trading after falling 0.09 percent on Tuesday.
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) rose 4.1 percent to $74.53 in pre-market trading after the NY Post reported that the company might be up for sale for $100 per share.
    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (ADR) (NYSE: HMY) rose 4 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after declining 1.74 percent on Tuesday.
    Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE: CLB) rose 3.6 percent to $109.00 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.39 percent on Tuesday.
    Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: CLVS) rose 3.2 percent to $51.15 in pre-market trading. JP Morgan upgraded Clovis Oncology from Neutral to Overweight.

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  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Today,Coherus BioSciences (CHRS) lost a patent case with AbbVie (ABBV) that would have allowed for a generic version of Humira. Citigroup’s Andrew Baum and Peter Verdult have the details:

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    The Patent Trial and Appeal Boardjust announced that CHRSs IPR on the 166 Humira formulation patent was not instituted. We remind investors that Amgens IPR on the same 157 and 158 formulation patents were also not instituted. Any at risk launch on a formulation that potentially infringes 166, 157 or 158 would seem unlikely and carries a high risk thatAbbVie would attain a preliminary injunction. It is not clear whether either company could attempt launch with a formulation that does not infringe the patent estate. We note that Sandoz has uniquely not filed any IPR on any biosimilars. Sandoz has not announced the FDA has accepted their filing for their biosimilar adalimumab…We anticipate that the perceived historic relationship of the immunogenicity of Humira as it relates to dose stretching will form a key debate in the ongoing PTAB case…

    Following the decision of the PTAB not to institute CHRS IPR on the 166 Humira formulation patent, we continue to anticipate that first likely launch of biosimilar adalimumab (Humira) in the US will be delayed until 2020, in line with our published forecasts and biosimilar model. We anticipate the open IPR hearings for the 135 dosing patent on Humira (filed by Boehringer and Coherus) to begin in Feb 2017 with the ruling in May. We rateAbbVie a Buy. We continue to prefer BUY rated Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY) among the US names.

    Shares of AbbVie have climbed 5.6% to $59.18 at 3:05 p.m. today, while Coherus BioSciences has tumbled 11% to $25.18,Bristol-Myers Squibb has gained 3% to $52.56, andEli Lilly has risen 1.7% to $73.70.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Coherus Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares shot up 23 percent to $13.70 after the company announced plans to raise up to $150 million in a private placement.