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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019

Warren Buffett has plenty on the line if the United States and China can’t settle their trade differences. But the Oracle of Omaha isn’t that concerned about the relationship.

“We’ve done remarkably well with trade in China,” Buffett said of the US at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders meeting Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska. “We will have disagreements with each other. We’ll have disagreements with other countries on trade. But it’s just too big, and too obvious that the benefits are huge and the world’s dependent on, in a major way for its progress.”

Threats of a trade war between the world’s biggest economies have loomed for months, and both countries have threatened to slap steep tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of exports.

The tensions have rattled global markets — so far this year, for example, the S&P 500 (DVS) index has swung wildly.

Buffett has several interests in China. His conglomerate Berkshire has a massive stake in the Chinese car company BYD, as well as big holdings of Apple (AAPL), GM (GM) and Coca-Cola (KO). All of them have a major presence in the Asian nation.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Ballard Power Systems, Inc.(BLDP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday carried the stock market further into record territory, as investors celebrated favorable readings on U.S. gross domestic product, which rose an estimated 4.2% during the second quarter. The Nasdaq Composite led the way higher with gains of 1%, but a solid advance for the S&P 500 pointed to the broad-based nature of the late summer rally. Adding to the positive sentiment among investors was good news from several prominent companies. Square (NYSE:SQ), Glaukos (NYSE:GKOS), and Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Scott Levine]

    Shares of Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP), a global leader in fuel cell solutions, climbed 16% in August, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. In addition to the late-August announcement of a major deal with Weichai Power, a leading automotive manufacturer located in China, shareholders celebrated the news that Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., Ltd. is increasing its investment in the company. Between the two deals, Ballard will receive an influx of cash totaling more than $180 million.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: (LGF.A)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Class A (NYSE:LGF.A) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Class A (NYSE:LGF.A) had its price target decreased by analysts at Barrington Research to $27.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday, The Fly reports. The firm presently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Barrington Research’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 17.60% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Class A (NYSE:LGF.A) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Washington Federal, Inc.(WAFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) by 12.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,301,596 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 142,766 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned approximately 1.54% of Washington Federal worth $45,035,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $30.66 and last traded at $32.15, with a volume of 5270 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $31.85.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of New York Mellon Corp decreased its stake in shares of Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) by 2.1% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,171,861 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 25,224 shares during the quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp’s holdings in Washington Federal were worth $38,320,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: TG Therapeutics, Inc.(TGTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    This is an exciting time to own shares of Galapagos NV (NASDAQ:GLPG), TG Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:TGTX), or Mirati Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:MRTX). All three of these biotechs are presenting clinical trial results that could send their stock prices soaring, or sinking, in the weeks ahead.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    This year’s biggest oncology conference delivered some surprises and gave investors plenty to look forward to in the months ahead. Loxo Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ:LOXO), and TG Therapeutics (NASDAQ:TGTX) are already having a great year that could get a lot better, while recently beaten down Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) will get a chance to redeem itself.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TG Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:TGTX)’s share price traded down 3.2% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $9.30 and last traded at $9.10. 56,980 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 94% from the average session volume of 962,658 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.40.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    TG Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: TGTX) dropped about 40% Tuesday to set a new 52-week low of $5.50. Shares closed at $9.25 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $17.35. Volume was about 70% higher than the daily average of around 7.4 million. The company said it is no longer considering an accelerated application for a clinical drug trial.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of the B-cell malignancy and autoimmune disease specialist TG Therapeutics (NASDAQ:TGTX) fell by an eye-popping 55.9% last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. What triggered this dramatic sell-off?

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: ClearSign Combustion Corporation(CLIR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about Clearsign Combustion (NASDAQ:CLIR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Clearsign Combustion earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.3610235421976 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Clearsign Combustion (NASDAQ:CLIR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Clearsign Combustion earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the technology company an impact score of 46.3826189369742 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Visteon Corporation(VC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Investors bought shares of Visteon Corp (NYSE:VC) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $25.19 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $13.69 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $11.50 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Visteon had the 19th highest net in-flow for the day. Visteon traded down ($2.64) for the day and closed at $112.62

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Visteon Corp (NYSE:VC) – Equities research analysts at B. Riley increased their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Visteon in a report issued on Tuesday, October 2nd. B. Riley analyst C. Horn now expects that the auto parts company will earn $6.83 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $6.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    VirtualCoin (CURRENCY:VC) traded flat against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 16:00 PM ET on June 19th. One VirtualCoin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0119 or 0.00000144 BTC on exchanges. During the last seven days, VirtualCoin has traded 33.1% lower against the US dollar. VirtualCoin has a market cap of $120,251.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of VirtualCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    VirtualCoin (CURRENCY:VC) traded flat against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on August 14th. One VirtualCoin coin can now be bought for $0.0119 or 0.00000144 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. VirtualCoin has a market cap of $120,251.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of VirtualCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, VirtualCoin has traded down 33.1% against the dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The challenges facing EUFN may indicate the ETF will be challenged to deliver compelling risk-reward for investors. EUFN's three-year standard deviation is 18.23 percent, or more than 500 basis points above the same metric on the iShares U.S. Financials ETF (NYSE: IYF).

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Saia Inc.(SAIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new stake in Saia Inc (NASDAQ:SAIA) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 5,872 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $441,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department trimmed its holdings in Saia Inc (NASDAQ:SAIA) by 9.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 17,868 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 1,877 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in Saia were worth $1,343,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Carriage Services, Inc.(CSV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    DF Dent & Co. Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE:CSV) by 12.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 101,243 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,353 shares during the quarter. DF Dent & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Carriage Services were worth $2,486,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: NorthStar Realty Europe Corp.(NRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NorthStar Realty Europe (NYSE:NRE) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $17.17.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: NRE) and Northstar Realty Europe (NYSE:NRE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northstar Realty Europe Corp (NYSE:NRE) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $16.83.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America increased its holdings in NorthStar Realty Europe (NYSE:NRE) by 15.7% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 71,499 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,699 shares during the period. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.13% of NorthStar Realty Europe worth $931,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Jim Royal]

    Investors in NorthStar Realty Europe (NYSE:NRE) woke up to news Tuesday morning that one of the company’s largest investors is looking to shake things up at the company. Senvest Management, which owns 9.55% of NorthStar, is pushing the company’s external advisor, Colony Capital (NYSE:CLNY), to realize value at the undervalued European REIT, after years of a stagnating stock price.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019

Natixis increased its holdings in shares of Monsanto (NYSE:MON) by 207.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 500,452 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 337,918 shares during the quarter. Natixis owned approximately 0.11% of Monsanto worth $58,128,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the stock. United Capital Financial Advisers LLC lifted its stake in Monsanto by 17.6% during the first quarter. United Capital Financial Advisers LLC now owns 11,212 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,308,000 after purchasing an additional 1,675 shares during the last quarter. Kite Lake Capital Management UK LLP increased its position in Monsanto by 77.8% during the first quarter. Kite Lake Capital Management UK LLP now owns 559,791 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $65,322,000 after buying an additional 244,869 shares during the period. Ostrum Asset Management acquired a new position in Monsanto during the first quarter worth approximately $998,000. P Schoenfeld Asset Management LP acquired a new position in Monsanto during the first quarter worth approximately $42,870,000. Finally, Graham Capital Management L.P. increased its position in Monsanto by 831.8% during the first quarter. Graham Capital Management L.P. now owns 78,640 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $9,177,000 after buying an additional 70,200 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.99% of the company’s stock.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Shutterfly Inc.(SFLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, three have issued a buy recommendation and three have assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $80.57.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) SVP Ishantha Lokuge sold 2,514 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.73, for a total transaction of $182,843.22. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 2,514 shares in the company, valued at approximately $182,843.22. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $91.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) SVP Satish Menon sold 3,980 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.76, for a total transaction of $377,144.80. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 28,980 shares in the company, valued at $2,746,144.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    American Century Companies Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) by 208.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 324,834 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 219,679 shares during the quarter. American Century Companies Inc. owned about 0.98% of Shutterfly worth $29,245,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Carnival Corporation(CUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GasLog (NYSE: GLOG) and Carnival (NYSE:CUK) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Carnival (NYSE: CUK) and Nordic American Tanker (NYSE:NAT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of Carnival (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK) opened sharply lower on Thursday after the company posting mixed financial results. The world’s largest cruise line operator came through with a solid fiscal third quarter, but once again we see weak guidance weighing on the stock. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Carnival (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK) is kicking off the new trading week with disappointing financial results, sending the stock to fresh 52-week lows on Monday. The world’s largest cruise ship operator posted its fiscal second-quarter results ahead of the market open. The quarter itself was solid, but weak guidance scared investors worried about looming softness and cost controls. 

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.(ARR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 657 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,163% compared to the typical volume of 52 call options.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    IndexIQ Advisors LLC trimmed its stake in ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 6.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,484 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,444 shares during the period. IndexIQ Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.09% of ARMOUR Residential REIT worth $855,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) declared a monthly dividend on Wednesday, May 30th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.19 per share by the real estate investment trust on Thursday, June 28th. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.72%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 14th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas lowered its stake in ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 35.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,270 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,991 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in ARMOUR Residential REIT were worth $216,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its position in shares of ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 19.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 201,989 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 50,292 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned about 0.48% of ARMOUR Residential REIT worth $4,703,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Merit Medical Systems Inc.(MMSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) by 5.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 412,344 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after buying an additional 20,334 shares during the quarter. Merit Medical Systems comprises approximately 1.9% of Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 4th largest position. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. owned 0.82% of Merit Medical Systems worth $18,699,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lessened its holdings in shares of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) by 54.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 7,272 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 8,717 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Merit Medical Systems were worth $372,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

      

    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares declined 32.19 percent to close at $9.86 on Thursday. Clearside Biomedical disclosed that its Phase 2 trial of CLS-TA met primary and secondary endpoints met in 6-month trial.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) shares dipped 30.1 percent to close at $9.94 on Thursday after the FDA identified deficiencies in the company’s New Drug Application for FUROSCIX. However, the FDA letter did not specify deficiencies identified and notification does not reflect final decision on information under review.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) fell 24.08 percent to close at $1.86. Euroseas announced completion of the spin-off of its drybulk fleet into EuroDry Ltd.
    Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ: GLNG) fell 25.09 percent to close at $25.98 following Q1 results.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGEN) shares dropped 25 percent to close at $1.50 on Thursday.
    Guess', Inc. (NYSE: GES) dropped 19.44 percent to close at $19.60 following Q1 results.
    Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMD) dropped 15.94 percent to close at $109.09 on Thursday following FQ3 results.
    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) shares fell 15.55 percent to close at $3.91.
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) dropped 14.44 percent to close at $8.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) shares declined 14.28 percent to close at $82.59 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and lowered its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) dropped 13.94 percent to close at $18.09 after reporting Q1 results.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) declined 13.17 percent to close at $2.90 after declining 5.65 percent on Wednesday.
    Concordia International Corp. (NASDAQ: CXRX) fell 12.89 percent to close at $0.2440 after the company announced that it would be delisted from the Nasdaq.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) slipped 12.46 percent

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Merit Medical Systems (NASDAQ:MMSI) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJul. 23, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of America cut shares of Merit Medical Systems (NASDAQ:MMSI) from a buy rating to an underperform rating in a report published on Tuesday morning, MarketBeat reports. They currently have $64.00 price target on the medical instruments supplier’s stock.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Washington Federal, Inc.(WAFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The bank reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.02, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Washington Federal had a net margin of 30.61% and a return on equity of 9.53%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.49 earnings per share.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $30.66 and last traded at $32.15, with a volume of 5270 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $31.85.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) by 12.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,301,596 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 142,766 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned approximately 1.54% of Washington Federal worth $45,035,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    DANSKE Bk A/S/S (NASDAQ: WAFD) and Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Aon Corporation(AON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AON (NYSE: AON) and CorVel (NASDAQ:CRVL) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    North Star Investment Management Corp. decreased its position in Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) by 17.9% during the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 2,515 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 550 shares during the period. North Star Investment Management Corp.’s holdings in AON were worth $387,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    AON (NYSE:AON) had its price target hoisted by Citigroup from $160.00 to $165.00 in a report issued on Tuesday morning. They currently have a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lessened its stake in Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) by 2.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 46,895 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,313 shares during the quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in AON were worth $6,433,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now

June 20, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.2% at 2,767.37. The DJIA closed down 0.2% at 24,658.21. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.7% at 7,781.51.

Wednesday was a mixed day for the broad U.S. markets, but ultimately ended positive. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq recovered slightly from their losses earlier this week, but not so much for the Dow. Crude oil recovered as well and is just below $66. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The most positive sectors were real estate and energy, up 1.1% and 0.6%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were financials and materials, down 0.2% and 0.3%, respectively.

Crude oil was last seen trading up 1.3% at $65.91.

Gold was last seen trading down 0.6% at $1,271.30.

The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) which fell about 9% to $52.22. The stocks 52-week range is $51.58 to $61.94. Volume was 60 million compared to the daily average volume of 8.1 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Diebold, Incorporated(DBD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Diebold Nixdorf Inc. (NYSE: DBD) fell by about 5.1% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $11.43 after closing at $12.05 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $28.80. Volume of about 4.4 million was about three times the daily average of about 1.4 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    10 15 Associates Inc. boosted its stake in Diebold Nixdorf Inc (NYSE:DBD) by 9.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 107,563 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 9,425 shares during the period. 10 15 Associates Inc. owned 0.14% of Diebold Nixdorf worth $1,656,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    DIEBOLD NIXDORF INTRODUCES INTEGRATED DIGITAL ONBOARDING SERVICE FOR LEADING BANK IN MIDDLE EAST (cmo.com.au) Global Interactive Kiosk Market Share and Outlook by 2023: Source Technologies, KIOSK Information Systems … (chemicalreport24.com) Diebold Nixdorf Shares Down 23.1% Since SmarTrend’s Sell Call (DBD) (mysmartrend.com) Diebold Nixdorf Inc (DBD) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.10 Billion (americanbankingnews.com) Brokerages Expect Diebold Nixdorf Inc (DBD) to Announce $0.01 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Diebold Nixdorf stock remained flat at $$12.10 during trading hours on Wednesday. The stock had a trading volume of 402,311 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,270,288. Diebold Nixdorf has a twelve month low of $11.43 and a twelve month high of $25.00. The firm has a market cap of $919.09 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.71, a PEG ratio of 3.95 and a beta of 2.01. The company has a current ratio of 1.31, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.70.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

    VeriFone (PAY) and Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Financial Survey (americanbankingnews.com) NCR (NCR) versus Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Critical Survey (americanbankingnews.com) Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (DBD) stock represents -49.50% move from 52-week high (analystrecommendation.com) Self-checkout System Market 2018 Key Players Diebold Nixdorf, ECR Software (ECRS) Corp., Pan-Oston Co, NCR … (theanalystfinancial.com) Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Downgraded to “Neutral” at JPMorgan Chase (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Diebold Nixdorf stock opened at $14.80 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.53. Diebold Nixdorf has a 52 week low of $12.90 and a 52 week high of $29.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,123.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.24 and a beta of 2.05.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Best Buy Co., Inc.(BBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Best Buy Co., Inc (NYSE: BBY) Q1 premarket
    Splunk Inc (NASDAQ: SPLK) Q1 after hours
    Ross Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: ROST) Q1 after hours
    The Gap, Inc (NYSE: GPS) Q1 after hours
    Nutanix, Inc (NASDAQ: NTNX) Q3 after hours

    IPOs

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Retail companies are making news with earnings reports this week. Today, Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) and Williams-Sonoma(NYSE:WSM) both announced strong sales gains.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.73 billion before the opening bell. Best Buy shares rose 0.07 percent to $76.00 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $3.54 billion. Ross Stores shares gained 0.12 percent to $82.71 in after-hours trading.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance. Williams-Sonoma shares climbed 14.88 percent to $56.50 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.39 per share on revenue of $8.00 billion. Medtronic shares rose 1.08 percent to $86.18 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) to have earned $3.56 per share on revenue of $51.25 billion in the latest quarter. McKesson will release earnings before the markets open. McKesson shares gained 0.27 percent to close at $146.83 on Wednesday.
    L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company issued weak second quarter and FY18 earnings guidance. L Brands shares dropped 4.85 percent to $32.40 in the after-hours trading session.

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    China’s largest brand e-commerce partner often draws comparisons to Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), which has also surged in recent years, but there are important differences between the two. While Shopify focuses mostly on software, Baozun offers a suite of services beyond IT, including warehousing, distribution, and customer service. Shopify tends to attract mostly small and medium-sized businesses as customers. Baozun, on the other hand, focuses on multinational companies — like Philips, Nike, and Microsoft — that need help operating their e-commerce businesses in China and navigating labyrinthine Chinese regulations.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday continued the stock market’s upward momentum, with major benchmarks all posting solid gains and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite seeing an especially substantial advance. Earnings helped to lead the indexes higher, with good reports from several sectors of the market helping to build enthusiasm among investors that 2018 could extend the current bull run to a full decade even with the recent correction. Story stocks did particularly well, and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), and Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) fell on a top-line miss and shares of Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) dropped despite the company reporting a strong quarter.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    There was a lot to like in the financial results that Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) recently reported for the first quarter– the e-commerce facilitator produced numbers that many other companies would envy. Revenue grew 68% year over year to $214 million, while its adjusted operating loss of $200,000 was a major improvement from the $4.3 million it lost in the prior-year quarter.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) had a lot to prove going into its most recent earnings release. While the company continued to increase revenue and add merchants at a torrid pace, a noted short-seller had the company back in its crosshairs, claiming that the recent data scandal at Facebookwould make it harder to recruit new merchants. Investors were also questioning whether the company could continue at the breakneck speed it had established over the last several years.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Wayfair Inc.(W)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Competitors stepped up their game in recent months, but so did e-commerce specialist Wayfair(NYSE:W). The home furnishings seller recently announced first-quarter results that beat its own sales forecast and maintained the impressive growth momentum it posted over the holiday season.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing states to collect billions in revenue from online companies — which probably won’t be as bad for Amazon(NASDAQ:AMZN)and Wayfair(NYSE:W)as it sounds. In this episode of MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and analyst Jason Moser explain what this means for e-commerce.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, Jeremy Bowman, and Steve Symington]

    If you’re attracted to the growth potential that these cryptocurrencies promise, but would prefer a more stable long-term investment, then it’s time to take a closer look atIqiyi (NASDAQ:IQ), Wayfair (NYSE:W), and Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW).

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    One of last week’s biggest winners wasWayfair (NYSE:W), moving 20.3% higher after posting better-than-expected financial results. Profitability remains elusive for the online furniture retailer, but it’s hard to argue with its heady growth at a time when grabbing market share is the name of the game.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Thus far, he has had a remarkable streak: Every one of his 14 sets of stocks has beaten the market at every annual review. But no more. The group he picked last year at this time under the theme of “stocks riding the bull market” has stuck a fork in #RBIStreak. But painful though it may be, he reviews howiRobot(NASDAQ:IRBT), Pegasystems(NASDAQ:PEGA), Impinj(NASDAQ:PI), Wayfair(NYSE:W), and Zillow(NASDAQ:ZG) (NASDAQ:Z) performed over the past year.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc.(EVHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Teladoc (NYSE: TDOC) and Envision Healthcare (NYSE:EVHC) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Envision Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: EVHC) saw its shares make a slight bump early on Monday morning after it was announced that the firm would be acquired by KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR). This deal was unanimously approved by Envisions Board of Directors.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: New Century Bancorp Inc.(NC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) and NACCO Industries (NYSE:NC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Washington Federal, Inc.(WAFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) by 12.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,301,596 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 142,766 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned approximately 1.54% of Washington Federal worth $45,035,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology(BIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bismuth (CURRENCY:BIS) traded 8.1% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM ET on June 17th. Bismuth has a total market cap of $14.34 million and $48,199.00 worth of Bismuth was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Bismuth coin can now be purchased for $1.35 or 0.00020851 BTC on major exchanges including Cryptopia and Octaex. During the last week, Bismuth has traded down 8.5% against the US dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bismuth (BIS) uses the hashing algorithm. Its launch date was May 1st, 2017. Bismuth’s total supply is 10,193,595 coins and its circulating supply is 9,644,979 coins. The Reddit community for Bismuth is /r/cryptobismuth and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official website for Bismuth is bismuth.cz. Bismuth’s official Twitter account is @cryptobismuth and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official message board for Bismuth is bismuth.cz/forum.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) posted better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE: HOG) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and raised FY18 guidance.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HL Financial Services LLC decreased its position in shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 9.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 29,888 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 3,037 shares during the quarter. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $3,760,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By ]

    (2) Wondering why United Technologies (UTX) shares aren’t exploding higher off a 26-cent earnings beat? It’s simple: The profit margin expansion by segment was virtually non-existent. On the big picture it’s great to see United Technologies notch strong sales across most of its businesses. Again, no recession coming for right now. But from a pure company standpoint, UTX has to step up its game as TheStreet’s senior editor John Pickering has written.  

  • [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

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 19.7 percent to $35 in pre-market trading. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 13.5 percent to $16.88 in pre-market trading after climbing 104.82 percent on Tuesday.
    Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) shares rose 11.3 percent to $43.81 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its third quarter on Tuesday.
    The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) rose 9.6 percent to $125.98 in pre-market trading.
    Aduro BioTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADRO) rose 5.8 percent to $7.25 in pre-market trading after falling 1.44 percent on Tuesday.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 5.2 percent to $22.42 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) rose 5.2 percent to $32.05 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 5 percent to $17.11 in pre-market trading following strong Q1 results.
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) shares rose 4.4 percent to $2.02 in pre-market trading.
    22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE: XXII) rose 4.9 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after dropping 8.07 percent on Tuesday.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.1 percent to $102.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) rose 3.3 percent to $61 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By ]

    Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) and Teradyne Inc. (TER) are the next major semiconductor stocks to report, with financials expected after the closing bell on Tuesday, April 24.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: TXN) is set to report its fourth-quarter results on Tuesday. The analysts consensus estimates are EPS of $1.09 and $3.74 billion in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $116.83 as last week came to a close. The consensus price target is $105.41, and the stock has a 52-week range of $74.16 to $119.98.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million before the opening bell. Twitter shares rose 0.16 percent to $30.52 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) to post quarterly earnings at $1.35 per share on revenue of $11.41 billion after the closing bell. Facebook shares gained 0.36 percent to $160.27 in after-hours trading.
    Before the markets open, Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion. Boeing shares rose 0.18 percent to $329.65 in after-hours trading.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday. Texas Instruments shares climbed 5.62 percent to $103.95 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) to have earned $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion in the latest quarter. Ford will release earnings before the markets open. Ford shares gained 0.46 percent to $11.01 in after-hours trading.
    After the closing bell, PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $3.59 billion. PayPal shares gained 0.16 percent to $75.40 in after-hours trading.
    Wall Street expects AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) to post quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $39.29 billion after the closing bell. AT&T shares rose 0.20 percent to $35.07 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion before the opening bell. Caterpillar shares gained 0.27 percent to $154.40 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) to post quarterly earnings at $2.31 per share on revenue of $6.94 billion after the closing bell. Capital One shares fell 0.49 percent to close at $97.50 on Monday.
    Before the opening bell, The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion. Coca-Cola shares declined 0.68 percent to $43.68 in after-hours trading.
    Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) posted better-than-expected results for its first quarter. Alphabet shares fell 0.40 percent to $1,069.47 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) to have earned $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion in the latest quarter. United Technologies will release earnings before the markets open. United Technologies shares fell 0.29 percent to $123.10 in after-hours trading.
    After the markets close, Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $3.65 billion. Texas Instruments shares rose 0.42 percent to $98.50 in after-hours trading.

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018

By Scott Tzu with Parke Shall

When a company is in a distressed situation, a lot of times it’s not going to come out and tell the public that it is looking at a reorganization or considering filing bankruptcy. As investors, we are often left to draw our own conclusions based on piecemeal that we can obtain regarding the company in question. We believe the signs and signals continue to indicate to us that Concordia Healthcare (NASDAQ:CXRX) is not a stock to be in, has limited turnaround prospects, and could very well be heading for restructuring.

By now, most readers will find themselves familiar with the CXRX story, but for those who are not, we will give you a small briefing. Concordia is one of many pharmaceutical companies that tried to expand by rolling up other corporations once the cost of debt became very cheap. It used a hybrid style pricing model, where it raised the price of several key drugs after acquiring them in order to bet it all on the company’s future cash flows instead of the mounting pile of debt that the company was accruing. When presenting earnings each quarter, CXRX used similar non-GAAP accounting treatments to give the impression that acquisition costs and one time costs would not be a factor. Now, like Valeant (NYSE:VRX), as questions start to rise about the company’s product line, all eyes turn to the balance sheet, which is in severe distress.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Outerwall Inc.(OUTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Netflix at all time highswhile potential performance peer or competitor Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) has continueda more steadyrise and small cap Outerwall Inc (NASDAQ: OUTR), which owned the Redbox business,was swallowed up Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) late last year:

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    Equities Trading DOWN
    Shares of Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) were down 16.03 percent to $47.00 after the company lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year. Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) shares tumbled 4.71 percent to $23.26 after the company issued a weak third-quarter profit forecast. Bank of America downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral. Pandora Media (NYSE: P) down, falling 1.71 percent to $23.58 as the company announced its plans to sell 14 million shares of common stock, including 4 million shares from current stockholders.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Shares of Outerwall Inc (NASDAQ: OUTR) surged over 8 percent in Monday’s after-hours trading session following news for investors the company has begun the process of exploring strategic and financial alternatives. Outerwall’s Board also announced the raising of the company’s quarterly dividend from $0.30 to $0.60 per share. Outerwall shares jumped 8.11 percent to $37.18 in the after-hours trading session.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) dipped 19.33% to $45.15 in the pre-market session after the company lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Netflix close to all time highsgoing into earnings while potential performance peer or competitor Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) has continueda more steadyrise and small cap Outerwall Inc (NASDAQ: OUTR), which owned the Redbox business,got swallowed up Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) late last year:

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Liberty Interactive Corporation(LVNTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of General Communication, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNCMA) got a boost, shooting up 63 percent to $33.43 after Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LVNTA) announced plans to acquire General Communication for $1.12 billion.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Spark Networks, Inc.(LOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap dating site stock Match Group Inc (NASDAQ: MTCH), which was spun off from media and Internet stock IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) and is a peer or remaining dating stock Spark Networks Inc (NYSEMKT: LOV), is the eight most shorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 43.96% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Washington Federal, Inc.(WAFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    The six companies that met the criterion are:

    Oshkosh Corp (NYSE: OSK). Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX). SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN). Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE: SU). Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD). Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS).
    Oshkosh

    Oshkosh is a manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies and is based in Wisconsin. The company operates under four business segments, namely access equipment, defense, fire and emergency, and commercial.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Huntsman Corporation(HUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Huntsman Corp. (NYSE: HUN) had its executive chairman selling stock last week. Jon Huntsman parted with 600,000 shares, and the share priceranged from $17.25 to $17.27. The total for the trade was posted at $10 million.The company manufactures and sells differentiated organic and inorganic chemical products worldwide. The stock traded Friday at $18.10, so some left on that table as well.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Venator Materials PLC is a maker of titanium dioxide pigments and additives. The company is being spun out of Huntsman Corp. (NYSE: HUN) and plans to offer 22.7 million shares in an expected price range of $20 to $21, raising $465 million at an implied market cap of $2.18 billion. Underwriters include Citi, Goldman Sachs, BofA/Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, UBS Investment Bank, RBC Capital Markets, Moelis & Company, HSBC Corp., Nomura Securities, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Academy Securities, and Commerzbank Capital. Shares are scheduled to price Wednesday and begin trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol VNTR.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Helmerich & Payne, Inc.(HP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Western Digitalnow expects Dec-Q revenue of $4.75Bn, gross margin of 36%, tax rate of 13%, and EPS between $2.10-$2.15; versus ~$4.71Bn, 36%, 14-16%, and $1.85-$1.95, respectively. We believe that the Dec-Q guidance update is mostly attributed to the resolution of IP disputes with Samsung and better-than-expected execution by Western Digital; meaning, we do not expect much read-through benefit forSeagate Technology (STX) or HP Inc (HP) (both Equal Weight-rated stocks)…

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Helmerich & Payne, Inc.(NYSE:HP) has an impressive dividend record, particularly when you take into consideration that it operates in the highly cyclical oil and gas services industry. The problem for investors, though, is that a dividend decision a few years ago obscures the income story here. This is one stock where the trend isn’t what it seems, and a little more analysis is needed to understand Helmerich & Payne’s true dividend potential.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The energy sector is feeling the pinch of low oil and natural gas prices, which has been a headwind for oil field services industry stalwart Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) and dragged down investor sentiment for midstream sector players Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) and Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE:BPL). But each of these companies has a long history of increasing dividends annually, which means that the bad news today is likely to be good news for dividend lovers looking for big yields.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    While Loop maintains a Buy rating on all of the stocks mentioned above, Guggenheim analyst Michael LaMotte isn’t quite so bullish on the sector. Earlier this week, LaMotte downgraded the following oil services stocks from Buy to Neutral:

    Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI)
    Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc (NYSE: FMSA)
    Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE: HP)
    Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR)
    Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB)
    Halliburton
    Superior Energy Services

    Guggenheim also cut its 2017 oil price forecast from $55 to $48/bbl.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Marathon Oil Corporation(MRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) was upgraded from Neutral to Positive at Susquehanna on Friday after the oil giant sold off its Canadian subsidiary for $2.5 billion and bought 71,000 acres of oil fields in New Mexico for $1.1 billion.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Marathon Oil (MRO) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after oil tumbled after data pointed to higher inventories of crude.

    Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

    Marathon Oildropped 8.7% to $14.87, while the S&P 500 fell 0.2% to 2,362.98, as Front Month Nymex Crude futures for April delivery slid 5.4% to $50.28., leading some to wonder if the price oil could drop below $50 a barrel.

    It wasn’t just Marathon that got clipped as the eight worst-performing stocks in the S&P 500 came from the energy sector, including Murphy Oil (MUR), which fell 6.7% to $25.87, Devon Energy (DVN), which slid 6.5% to $40.72, and Chesapeake Energy (CHK), which stumbled 6.1% to $4.94. No surprise, then, that the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) slumped 2.6% to $69.65.

    The oil rout began after the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that U.S. oil inventories rose by 8.2 million barrels to reach $518.4 million, a record level.

    Marathon Oil’s market capitalization fell to $12.6 billion today from $13.8 billion yesterday. It reported a net loss of $2.1 billion on sales of $4.1 billion in 2016.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer said he tried to buck this trend by investing in EOG Resources (EOG) and Marathon Oil (MRO) but was wrong on both counts. In the case of EOG, even having the best properties wasn’t enough to ward off the collapse in oil prices. Meanwhile, Marathon’s decision to spin off its refining business left it with no cushion to stem its losses.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO) dropped about 1.6% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $11.41 after closing Thursday at $11.59. The 52-week high is $19.28. Volume was about 30% lower than the daily average of about 13.7 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    The bulking up strategy did not work well for the company over the years, as it saw its market share dwindle and profitability erode. In 1982, in a diversification bid, the company picked up Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) and renamed itself as USX.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO) dropped about 1.7% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $11.33 after closing Monday at $11.53. The 52-week high is $19.28. Volume was nearly 50% higher than the daily average of about 13.7 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Ternium S.A.(TX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Ternium SA (NYSE:TX) jumped on Wednesday: up more than 10% by 2:30 p.m. EST. While the steelmaker reported weaker-than-expected earnings after the closing bell yesterday, it provided optimistic guidance and announced a compelling acquisition.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Vitality Biopharma (VBIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    That’s why its worth pointing out that just yesterday, small cap cannabinoid prodrug pharmaceutical stock Vitality Biopharma, Inc. (OTCQB: VBIO) announced the appointment of Tracy Rockney, J.D. to the position of Senior Regulatory Advisor. In addition to being the Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of OneSource Regulatory, a regulatory consulting firm, Rockney was previously:

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    Investors who were looking to learn a little more about up-and-coming drug development company Vitality Biopharma Inc (OTCMKTS:VBIO) may want to mark December 8th on their calendar…. if they’re going to be in the Los Angeles area that day anyway. The company will be making a presentation that day, at the annual LD Micro Main Event. Interested and approved investors can attend the VBIO presentation by registering beforehand with LD Micro.

    Vitality Biopharma has found a way to make cannabinoid-based pharmaceuticals without the usual downside of cannabinoids. Namely, Vitality Biopharma’s version of cannabinoids are non-psychotropic, meaning larger, more effective dosing is possible without the ‘high’. It’s this little detail that takes cannabinoid medicine — already the most compelling frontier in the world of pharma — to the next level. There’s a reason some people think the cannabinoid market could be worth $20 billion by 2020.

    The idea was significantly advanced in early November. In eight of the nine states voters were asked about legalization of marijuana (for one reason or another), voters said yes….. four for recreational use, and four for medical use. In eight of those nine states, the measures passed. Marijuana is legal in more than half the United States now, and we’re en route to a decided majority in the foreseeable future.

    VBIO didn’t necessarily need a sweeping victory at the ballot box, but each time marijuana wins, it seems to advance the discussion of the power of cannabinoids as medicine.

    Investors will be able to learn more about Vitality Biopharma’s work in that arena on Thursday of this week. On that day — 8 AM PST / 11 AM EST — at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. Robert Brooke, CEO of Vitality Biopharma, will be making a presentation as well as meeting with current and prospective investors.

    LD Micro was founded in 2006 with the sole purpose of being an independent resource in t

  • [By Phil Saunders]

    Vitality Biopharma, Inc. (OTCBB: VBIO) recent ascent as a strong small cap player in Cannabis pharma, is part of a boom in Cannabis-based pharmaceuticals making announcements about unique and innovative delivery systems being tested for such ailments as Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and Crohns disease. But it is important to understand how the industry is evolving in the United States and Canada and what that might mean when realizing valuation and the evolution of government policies which still vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, making access to Cannabis and the pricing model still a big question moving forward.

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    Are you an investor interested in learning more about Vitality Biopharma Inc (OTCMKTS:VBIO)? Or, are you looking to take your first look at VBIO? A SeeThruEquity research report posted in August not only has you covered, it underscores all of its hidden bullishness. The report also explains a very impressive target price for Vitality Biopharma shares. In short, the research outfit now believes the stock will see $2.00 per share sooner than later, based on its pipeline and potential market penetration. That’s 38% higher than its current value.

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    Back in September, Vitality Biopharma Inc (OTCMKTS:VBIO) CEO Robert Brooke officially announced his company would be entering the painkiller market, specifically taking aim at the development of an alternative to opioids. His specific words? “Opiates are one of the key classes of drugs we’re seeking to replace, or to make far less necessary, as our proprietary cannabosides could provide a potent alternative form of pain relief and help avoid, or greatly reduce, the use of opiates for the treatment of many conditions…”

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, small cap cannabinoid prodrug pharmaceutical stock Vitality Biopharma, Inc. (OTCQB: VBIO) announcedthe filing of an international patent application that describes compounds discovered to be effective for neural repair treatments. The underlying patent rights were assigned to Vitality Biopharma in March 2016 and are based on work performed by the Myelin Repair Foundation (MRF) -a non-profit disease research organization that was dedicated to developing regenerative therapies for multiple sclerosis.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Fifth Street Asset Management Inc.(FSAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $690.27 million.
    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $3.84 billion.
    Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (NYSE: CCE) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Lands' End, Inc. (NASDAQ: LE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $459.43 million.
    Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: FRAN) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $145.91 million.
    Cheetah Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: CMCM) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $178.04 million.
    Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $90.05 million.
    Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN) is projected to post earnings for its first quarter.
    Fifth Street Asset Management Inc (NASDAQ: FSAM) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $25.12 million.

     

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Last week,The Wall Street Journal broke the news that Fifth Street Asset Management (NASDAQ:FSAM) was on the auction block, apparently for the second time.

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: H&E Equipment Services Inc.(HEES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of United Rentalsgiving a similar performance and pulling away fromsmall cap peer H&E Equipment Services, Inc (NASDAQ: HEES):

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Meredith Corporation(MDP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Meredith Corp. (NYSE: MDP), the publishing, database and television station owner, has been described in several media reports as the most likely buyer of Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME). However, there are reports that the talks have stalled over valuation, which many experts believe will need to be above $20 a share to get the approval of Time’s board.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP), a company that owns multiple TV stations, digital and mobile operations and other media platforms, agreed to acquire Time Inc (NYSE: TIME), the content company best known for operating People, Time, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated magazines.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP), a company that owns multiple TV stations, digital and mobile operations and other media platforms, agreed to acquire Time Inc (NYSE: TIME), the content company best known for operating People, Time, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated magazines.

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    See what Barron's feels the prospects are for Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE: ETP) if it cuts its distribution and dumps its general partner, and salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) with its generous potential upside. Also whether regional banks like Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ: ZION) could see a boost from a proposed regulatory change, and the sweetheart deal the Koch brothers got with Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP).

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Meredith Corp. (NYSE: MDP) was maintained as Hold but the price target was raised to $65 (versus a $62.75 close) at Benchmark.

    Norfolk Southern Co. (NYSE: NSC) was downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P.(CLMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares fell 1.02 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 8 percent, and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NASDAQ: CLMT) down 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NYSE: CLMT) was down, falling around 9 percent to $7.65. Janney Capital downgraded Calumet Specialty from Buy to Neutral.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares tumbled by 1.25 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN), down 16 percent, and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NASDAQ: CLMT), down 14 percent.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Select Medical Holdings Corporation(SEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Overvalued companies include MWI Veterinary (MWIV) andStericycle (SRCL), while companies with attractive valuations include Cardinal Health (CAH), Selected Medical (SEM). He’s not a fan of Intrexon (XON) but callsAratana (PETX) a “hidden gem.”

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SK TELECOM ADR EACH REP 1/9 KRW500(CIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Abramowicz]

    There was this maturity wall that people were terrified of, said Neil Wessan, the group head of New York-based CIT Group Inc. (CIT)s capital markets unit. Thats been spread out over a much broader period of time.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We will admit that these latter assumptions are somewhat arbitrary, but nevertheless we cannot help escape the view that in 2017 everything will likely be at least a little adverse to prior expectations. On average our estimate reductions are 8%, and range from 3% at CIT Group (CIT) to 13% at Goldman Sachs. With that, we are lowering our PT of Bank of America,Citigroup andGoldman Sachs from $20, $70 and $243 to $18, $63 and $214, respectively…

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Washington Federal, Inc.(WAFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    The six companies that met the criterion are:

    Oshkosh Corp (NYSE: OSK). Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX). SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN). Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE: SU). Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD). Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS).
    Oshkosh

    Oshkosh is a manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies and is based in Wisconsin. The company operates under four business segments, namely access equipment, defense, fire and emergency, and commercial.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported better-than-expected profit for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE: HP) posted upbeat results for its fourth quarter.
    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter and issued strong Q3 guidance.
    Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) proposed to acquire Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) for $225 per share in cash and stock.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    3) Other downside catalysts have come and gone, such asEmerson Electric (EMR) effectively ruling out aRockwell deal;

    4) However, our view that the upward trajectory in customer capex spending remains muted combined with the stock still trading at >19x NTM EPS limits our upgrade to just Market-Perform despite our long-term bullish view of industrial automation in general and Rockwell specifically

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Blaming the unwillingness of its target even to discuss a buyout, Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) on Tuesday announced that it has withdrawn its unsolicited offer to acquire Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) for $225 a share in a deal valued at nearly $30 billion.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Lower WACC has moved in lockstep with higher multiples and as the rate regime shifts, we see limited excuses for another leg absent material growth. EPS growth/visibility at a reasonable price will matter, with those that are not reflecting upside today seeing multiple expansion and safety stocks that are not safe reverting. With this backdrop, our top picks are Honeywell, Ingersoll-Rand, and Danaher, with a positive bias on Neutral-rated United Technologies, while we are most negative onGeneral Electric and Rockwell Automation (ROK), with a negative bias on N-rated $51.92 Emerson Electric (EMR)…

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Industrial companies like Dover (DOV), Emerson Electric (EMR), Eaton (ETN), 3M (MMM) and Rockwell Automation (ROK) are calling for earnings growth to get better during the second half of the year. Bernstein’s Steven Winoker and team aren’t feeling as confident:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Bernstein’s Steven Winoker and team contend that Brexit is “bad for all our companies it is just a matter of degree.” They explain why Tyco International (TYC), Idex (IEX), Danaher (DHR),Honeywell International (HON) and Emerson Electric (EMR) could feel some degree of pain:

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Avangrid, Inc.(AGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with James Torgerson, CEO of Avangrid (AGR) , the wind-power utility which just posted a three-cents-a-share earnings beat. Shares of Avangrid are up 10% for the year with a 4% dividend yield.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Avangrid (AGR) was formed late last year by the merger of New England-based utility UIL Holdings (UIL) with the U.S. subsidiary of the Spanish utility giant Iberdrola SA (IBRDY).

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Bank of America have tumbled 4.7% to $23.30 at 11:30 a.m. today, Morgan Stanley has fallen 3.4% to $43.06, Goldman Sachs has declined 2.6% to $235.95, and Leucadia National is off 1.6% to $25.86. The SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE) has dropped 3.9% to $42.23.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Wells Fargo have dropped 2.2% to $52.08 at 2:17 p.m. today, while the SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE) has risen 0.1% to $40.05, and the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) has fallen 0.7% to $22.06.

  • [By ]

    Shares of banks have underperformed this year on a narrow net interest margin, the difference between long-term and short-term rates, and continued regulatory costs from post-crisis legislation. The SPDR S&P Bank ETF (NYSE: KBE) has returned just 3.3% this year versus a 15% increase in the broader S&P 500 index.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Synacor, Inc.(SYNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Synacor Inc (NASDAQ: SYNC) shares dropped 18 percent to $3.42. Synacor priced 5.715 million shares at $3.50 per share.

    Shares of Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ: RECN) were down around 15 percent to $13.65 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Synacor Inc (NASDAQ: SYNC) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.03 per share on revenue of $30.00 million.

    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $18.59 million.