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Top Safest Stocks For 2022

One day many years ago, I found myself stuck in traffic and noticed a peculiar sign. It said something about the construction that was going on — the very thing that was hampering my commute.

It said all this construction was being funded by a bond. This was before I had ever started my career in finance, so bonds were an unfamiliar thing. But when I began my investment career, I soon realized that I could actually invest in these things. And the more I learned, the more I was ecstatic.

After all, If you can’t beat ’em, might as well make money off them…

You see, these types of bonds have a name — general obligation bonds — a type of municipal, or “muni” bond for short. These bonds are used for everything from helping fund road construction to building schools, bridges, water infrastructure and other public buildings. As I became more familiar with municipal bonds, I quickly became a fan. In fact, in my experience, muni-bonds are one of the safest ways for investors to earn income in today’s market — while also beating the tax man. (More on that in a moment.)

Top Safest Stocks For 2022: Geo Group Inc (GEO)

The GEO Group, Inc. provides government-outsourced services specializing in the management of correctional, detention, and re-entry facilities, and the provision of community based services and youth services in the United States, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through four segments: U.S. Corrections & Detention, GEO Community Services, International Services, and Facility Construction & Design. The company owns, leases, and operates a range of correctional and detention facilities, including maximum, medium, and minimum security prisons; immigration detention centers; minimum security detention centers; and community based re-entry facilities. It offers correctional and detention management services that involves the provision of security, administrative, rehabilitation, education, and food services primarily at adult male correctional and detention facilities; engages in the supervision of adult parolees and probationers, as well as the provision of temporary housing, programming, employment assistance, and other services; and provides residential, detention, shelter care, and community based services with rehabilitative and educational programs. The company also provides monitoring services, and evidence-based supervision and treatment programs for community-based parolees, probationers, and pretrial defendants; and services to immigration and customs enforcement for the provision of services to improve the participation of non-detained aliens in the immigration court system. In addition, it offers transportation services for offender and detainee populations; and prisoner escort and custody services. As of February 21, 2013, the company owned and/or managed 100 facilities totaling approximately 73,000 beds. The GEO Group, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in GEO. Capital Growth Management LP purchased a new stake in shares of The GEO Group during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $38,998,000. American Century Companies Inc. raised its position in shares of The GEO Group by 335.6% during the 4th quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 1,422,625 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $28,026,000 after buying an additional 1,096,034 shares during the period. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its position in shares of The GEO Group by 1,851.2% during the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 949,816 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $48,000 after buying an additional 901,137 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in shares of The GEO Group by 24.7% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,710,553 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $93,358,000 after buying an additional 735,209 shares during the period. Finally, WINTON GROUP Ltd raised its position in shares of The GEO Group by 1,204.0% during the 4th quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 610,019 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $12,017,000 after buying an additional 563,239 shares during the period. 89.35% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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    The GEO Group Inc (NYSE:GEO)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top Safest Stocks For 2022: WD-40 Company(WDFC)

WD-40 Company, incorporated on October 22, 1999, is a global consumer Products Company. As of August 31, 2012, the Companys products included WD-40 Smart Straw, WD-40 Trigger Pro, 3-IN-ONE Professional Garage Door Lube, Spot Shot Pet Clean which is a non-aerosol Spot Shot trigger product, and a mildew stain remover under the X-14 brand. In addition, its WD-40 Specialist product line, consists of certain specialty maintenance products. The Companys three geographical segments are: the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The Company sells its products primarily through mass retail and home center stores, warehouse club stores, grocery stores, hardware stores, automotive parts outlets and industrial distributors and suppliers. During the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012, the Company formed WD-40 Bike Company LLC, focused on the development of a line of bicycle maintenance products for cyclists and mechanics.

Multi-Purpose Maintenance Products

The WD-40 brand is a multi-purpose maintenance product and is sold as an aerosol spray, a non-aerosol trigger spray and in liquid form through mass retail stores, hardware stores, warehouse club stores, automotive parts outlets and industrial distributors and suppliers. WD-40 products are sold worldwide in markets, such as North, Central and South America, Asia, Australia and the Pacific Rim, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. WD-40 products has a range of consumer uses in household, marine, automotive, construction, repair, sporting goods and gardening applications, in addition to numerous industrial applications. The 3-IN-ONE brand consists of multi-purpose drip oil and spray lubricant products, as well as other specialty maintenance products. The drip oil is an entry-level lubricant with spout options that allow applications for small mechanisms and assemblies, tool maintenance and threads on screws and bolts. It also has industrial applications in areas, such as locksmithing, HVAC, marine, farming, construction and jewelry manufa! cturing. In addition to the drip oil line of products, the 3-IN-ONE brand also includes a line of products known as 3-IN-ONE Professional, which is a line of multi-purpose maintenance products. 3-IN-ONE products are sold in the United States, Europe, Canada, Latin America, Australia and Asia.

The Blue Works brand consists of a line of industrial grade, specialty maintenance products that include lubricants, penetrants, degreasers and cleaners designed specifically for the needs of industrial users. Blue Works products were launched in the United States in selected markets in Europe and are sold through the industrial channel. WD-40 Specialist consists of a line of specialty problem solving products that include penetrants, water resistant degreaser silicone sprays, corrosion inhibitors and rust removers that are aimed at the current users of the WD-40 brand.

Homecare and Cleaning Products

The X-14 brand is a line of products designed for cleaning needs. X-14 is sold as a liquid mildew stain remover and two types of automatic toilet bowl cleaners. X-14 is sold in the United States through grocery and mass retail channels. The 2000 Flushes brand is a line ofLong-lasting automatic toilet bowl cleaners, which includes a variety of formulas. 2000 Flushes is sold in the United States and Canada through grocery and mass retail channels. The Carpet Fresh brand is a line of room and rug deodorizers sold as powder, aerosol foam and trigger spray products. Carpet Fresh is sold through grocery and mass retail channels in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. In the United Kingdom, Carpet Fresh is sold under the 1001 brand name. In Australia, Carpet Fresh is sold under the No Vac brand name.

The Spot Shot brand is sold as an aerosol carpet stain remover and a liquid trigger carpet stain and odor eliminator. The brand also includes products, such as Spot Shot Instant Carpet Stain & Odor Eliminator and Spot Shot Pet Clean, which are non-toxic and biodegrad! able. Spo! t Shot products are sold through grocery and mass retail channels, warehouse club stores and hardware and home center stores in the United States and Canada. Spot Shot products are also sold in the United Kingdom under the 1001 brand name. The 1001 brand includes carpet and household cleaners and rug and room deodorizers, which are sold through mass retail, grocery and home center stores in the United Kingdom. The Lava and Solvol brands consist of heavy-duty hand cleaner products, which are sold in bar soap and liquid form through hardware, grocery, industrial, automotive and mass retail channels. Lava is sold in the United States, while Solvol is sold in Australia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) Q2 2019 Earnings CallApril 9, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    WD-40 Co (NASDAQ:WDFC)Q22019 Earnings CallApril 09, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

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Top Safest Stocks For 2022: T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.(TROW)

T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., incorporated on February 4, 2000, is a financial services holding company. The Company provides global investment management services through its subsidiaries to individual and institutional investors in the sponsored T. Rowe Price mutual funds distributed in the United States and other investment portfolios. The Company operates through investment advisory business segment. Its assets under management are accumulated from a client base across over four primary distribution channels, including third-party financial intermediaries that distribute its managed investment portfolios in the United States and other countries; individual the United States investors on a direct basis; the United States defined contribution retirement plans, and institutional investors across the globe. The assets that it manages include a range of the United States and international stock, blended asset, bond and money market mutual funds, and other investment portfolios. It offers advisory services and a distribution management service. It provides administrative services as ancillary services to its investment advisory clients.

The Company offers advisory services, including management of stable value investment contracts and a distribution management service for the disposition of equity securities its clients receive from third-party venture capital investment pools. The Company offers blended equity, and asset allocation investment strategies, including target-date retirement investment portfolios. The Company also performs industry and company research using sources, such as inspection of corporate activities, management interviews, company-published financial and other information, financial newspapers and magazines, corporate rating services and field checks with suppliers and competitors in particular business sector. Its securities selection process for investment portfolios is based on quantitative analysis using computerized data modeling. The Company provides seed capital f! or the new investment funds and trusts.

The Company provides certain administrative services as ancillary services to its investment advisory clients. These administrative services are provided by the Company’s subsidiaries and include mutual fund transfer agent, accounting, distribution and shareholder services; participant recordkeeping and transfer agent services for defined contribution retirement plans investing in the Company’s sponsored mutual funds; recordkeeping services for defined contribution retirement plans investing in mutual funds outside the T. Rowe Price complex; brokerage, and trust services. The Company offers services to clients in over 40 countries across the world. The Company provides investment advisory, distribution and other administrative services to the Price funds. Investment advisory services are provided to each fund under individual investment management agreements that grant the fund the right to use the T. Rowe Price name. The Company’s subsidiaries provide advisory-related administrative services to the Price funds and their shareholders. T. Rowe Price Services provides mutual fund transfer agency and shareholder services, including maintenance of staff, facilities, technology and other equipment to respond to inquiries from fund shareholders. T. Rowe Price Associates provides mutual fund accounting services, including maintenance of financial records, preparation of financial statements and reports, valuation of portfolio securities and computation of net asset values per share. T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services provides participant accounting, plan administration and transfer agent services for defined contribution retirement plans that invest in both the Price funds and funds outside the Price fund complex.

The Company provides trustee services through its subsidiary, T. Rowe Price Trust Company, which offers collective investment trusts for investment by retirement plans and serves as trustee for employer sponsored retirement plans a! nd other ! retirement products. The Company also provides non-discretionary advisory planning services to fund shareholders and potential investors through its subsidiary T. Rowe Price Advisory Services, Inc. These services include retirement planning services, such as saving for retirement, transitioning into retirement and income in retirement. An investment portfolio evaluation service is an integral part of these services. The Company’s subsidiary, T. Rowe Price Investment Services, Inc. is the distributor of the Price funds. The Company provides investment advisory services to the other investment portfolio clients through its subsidiaries. The Company provides these services on a separately managed or sub-advised account basis and through sponsored investment portfolios, including collective investment trusts, target-date retirement trusts, Luxembourg-based funds offered to investors outside the United States and portfolios offered through variable annuity life insurance plans in the United States. The Company’s subsidiaries, T. Rowe Price (Luxembourg) Management Sarl and T. Rowe Price International Ltd. provide management and investment management services, respectively.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Courtney Carlsen (TMFCourtCarlsen)]

    Strong revenue growth was driven by solid investment performance and has boosted assets under management (AUM) at these companies significantly in the past year. Three companies posting good earnings reports in the space were BlackRock (NYSE:BLK), T. Rowe Price Group (NASDAQ:TROW), and StepStone Group (NASDAQ:STEP).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board cut its stake in shares of T. Rowe Price Group Inc (NASDAQ:TROW) by 47.3% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 43,999 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 39,514 shares during the period. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board’s holdings in T. Rowe Price Group were worth $4,062,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board cut its stake in shares of T. Rowe Price Group Inc (NASDAQ:TROW) by 47.3% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 43,999 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 39,514 shares during the period. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board’s holdings in T. Rowe Price Group were worth $4,062,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Safest Stocks For 2022: Adient plc (ADNT)

Adient plc, formerly Adient Limited, is an automotive seating supplier. The Company designs, manufactures and markets a range of seating systems and components for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and light trucks, including vans, pick-up trucks, and sport/crossover utility vehicles. The Company operates through two segments: Seating and Interiors. The Seating segment produces automotive seat metal structures, and mechanisms, foam, trim, fabric and complete seat systems. The Interiors segment produces instrument panels, floor consoles, door panels, overhead consoles, cockpit systems, decorative trim and other products. The Company also supplies various seating systems to the international motorsports industry through its RECARO brand of products. It operates approximately 230 manufacturing or assembly facilities, with operations in over 30 countries. Its technologies focus on offering automotive seating solutions in a range of areas, including frames, armrests and fabrics.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    OmniTek Engineering (OTCMKTS:OMTK) and Adient (NYSE:ADNT) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Adient (NYSE:ADNT) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

Top Safest Stocks For 2022: MYR Group Inc.(MYRG)

MYR Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides electrical construction service in the continental United States. The company operates in two segments, Transmission and Distribution, and Commercial and Industrial. The Transmission and Distribution segment provides design, engineering, procurement, construction, upgrade, maintenance, and repair services. Its services include the construction and maintenance of high voltage transmission lines, substations, and lower voltage underground and overhead distribution systems; and emergency restoration services in response to hurricane, ice, or other storm related damages. This segment?s customers include investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities, cooperatives, federally-owned utilities, independent power producers, independent transmission companies, industrial facility owners, and other contractors. The Commercial and Industrial segment provides electrical contracting services for commercial and industrial construction in the western United States. It offers electrical contracting services for airports, hospitals, data centers, hotels, casinos, arenas, convention centers, manufacturing plants, processing facilities, and transportation control and management systems. This segment?s customers include general contractors, commercial and industrial facility owners, local governments, and developers. MYR Group Inc. was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    MYR Group Inc (NASDAQ:MYRG)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 07, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Strs Ohio raised its position in MYR Group Inc (NASDAQ:MYRG) by 95.6% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 10,900 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 5,326 shares during the quarter. Strs Ohio’s holdings in MYR Group were worth $307,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MYR Group (NASDAQ:MYRG) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about MYR Group (NASDAQ:MYRG) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MYR Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.210188030524 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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Casino and gambling stocks are leading our readers to triple-digit profits, but I do owe you an apology…

Back on June 21, I recommended Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: DDE). The casino and racetrack operator was trading at a ridiculously cheap 0.53 price-to-tangible book value, making it a remarkable takeover target.

Eight weeks later, the stock price has skyrocketed 103% after a Rhode Island casino operator purchased it on July 23.

Top Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd.(CHL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of China Mobile Ltd. (NYSE:CHL) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company.

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    China Mobile Limited (NYSE: CHL) is the world’s largest wireless operator with 894 million customers and 62% of the Chinese wireless market. As the government is the company’s largest shareholder, it’s expected to receive significant protection against foreign and even some domestic competitors.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    If you’re looking to invest in the companies most likely to benefit from the 5G revolution, look no further than Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ), Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), and China Mobile (NYSE:CHL).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Premier, Inc.(PINC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new stake in Premier Inc (NASDAQ:PINC) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm acquired 5,880 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $269,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Premier Inc (NASDAQ:PINC)’s share price hit a new 52-week high on Thursday . The company traded as high as $45.50 and last traded at $45.32, with a volume of 42082 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $44.89.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stock analysts at Barclays assumed coverage on shares of Premier (NASDAQ:PINC) in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The firm set an “overweight” rating on the stock.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    After Premier (NASDAQ:PINC) announced pleasing fiscal 2018 fourth-quarter and full-year results, shares of the healthcare service provider focused on analytics and supply chain solutions jumped 12% as of 11:01 a.m. EDT Tuesday.

Top Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: WD-40 Company(WDFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    The message you get when you read through an investor presentation deck for the WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC) is growth. The North Star for management is to grow its revenue to $700 million annually by 2025 while maintaining its current margins. So when looking at the company’s earnings reports, the first thing that any investor is going to look at is the revenue growth rate.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    For more than four decades, WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC) sold just one product, its chemical formula that people buy for a wide range of uses, including lubrication, rust prevention, and cleaning. Its product line has diversified over the past few years, but the company still traces most of its growth prospects back to that single brand.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) Director Daniel E. Pittard bought 530 shares of WD-40 stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $132.65 per share, for a total transaction of $70,304.50. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

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Top Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Escalade, Incorporated(ESCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Escalade (NASDAQ: ESCA) and Sports Direct Intl (OTCMKTS:SDISY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Escalade (ESCA)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    ZPR Investment Management purchased a new stake in Escalade, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESCA) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 11,422 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $156,000.

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On Friday, small cap Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ: SMCI) fell 7.52% after receiving notification letter from Nasdaq stating that the Company is not in compliance with Nasdaq listing rule 5250(c)(1), which requires timely filing of reports with the SEC. Super Micro Computer is a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and innovation, is a premier provider of end-to-end green computing solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro’s advanced Server Building Block Solutions® offer a vast array of components for building energy-efficient, application-optimized, computing solutions. Architecture innovations include Twin, TwinPro, FatTwin™, Ultra Series, MicroCloud, MicroBlade, SuperBlade®, Simply Double, Double-sided Storage®, Battery Backup Power (BBP®) modules and WIO/UIO. Products include servers, blades, GPU systems, workstations, motherboards, chassis, power supplies, storage, networking, server management software and SuperRack® cabinets/accessories delivering unrivaled performance and value.

Best Small Cap Stocks To Invest In 2019: WD-40 Company(WDFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) by 2.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 112,123 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after buying an additional 3,074 shares during the quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned approximately 0.81% of WD-40 worth $14,767,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    The markets are paying close attention to the ongoing battle between China and the United States on the trade front. The United States slapped China with tariffs on $34 billion in goods on Friday. So far, markets have remained focused on earnings and domestic economic development. However, the tariffs are expected to impact the bottom line of major companies around the globe. U.S. President Donald Trump is traveling to Brussels, Belgium. His arrival is the first stop of a multi-day tour of Europe. Trump will take part in a NATO Summit and visit the United Kingdom. He will also visit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The tour kicks off a day after Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Yesterday, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis both resigned from their posts. This has raised significant concerns for Prime Minister Theresa May as she attempts to steer ongoing Brexit negotiations. The British pound has been falling sharply this morning as the “business friendly” Brexit plan supported by May’s ministry faces an uncertain future.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today:
    A number of companies are reporting that earnings could have a dramatic impact on their future balance sheets. That’s especially true in the transportation business. Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) has said the tariffs will cost up to $100 million per year and add $2,200 per vehicle. Now Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) has said the tariffs will make the manufacturing of each vehicle at least $1,800 more expensive. Shares of PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) are on the move after the iconic soft drink company reported earnings before the bell. Wall Street had expected that the firm would report ear

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Rich Smith, and Daniel Miller]

    In the spirit of Lynch’s investment principles, we asked three of our Motley Fool investors to each highlight a stock Wall Street isn’t paying much attention to, but could be a great investment. Here’s a brief look at their selections: WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC), Control4 (NASDAQ:CTRL), and VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC). 

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    For more than four decades, WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC) sold just one product, its chemical formula that people buy for a wide range of uses, including lubrication, rust prevention, and cleaning. Its product line has diversified over the past few years, but the company still traces most of its growth prospects back to that single brand.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Investors that have taken a long-term, buy-and-hold approach to wealth-building might not dispute that claim. Owning a stock for years — or decades — makes future dividend yields higher, future share growth more powerful, and provides peace of mind compared to the more frenzied buying and selling that seems to dominate investing today. Even better, there’s never a bad time to start. Those looking for top stocks of the next decade might want to take a closer look at oil driller EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG), maintenance products specialist WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC), and home water technology leader A.O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS).

  • [By John Ballard]

    WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) is on a mission to build positive experiences and “lasting memories.” That seems somewhat out of character for a company that makes a chemical substance stored in an aerosol can, but this focus on building positive experiences is the root of a powerful brand. 

Best Small Cap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Hadera Paper Commits to Digital Innovation Leadership with EFI Nozomi Corrugated Press (finance.yahoo.com) Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFII) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Analysts Expect Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFII) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $263.69 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Commit To Buy Electronics for Imaging At $30, Earn 10.3% Annualized Using Options (nasdaq.com)

    Shares of EFII traded up $0.51 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $34.78. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,301 shares, compared to its average volume of 478,325. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 2.55 and a quick ratio of 2.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.50 billion, a P/E ratio of 128.59, a P/E/G ratio of 25.03 and a beta of 1.08. Electronics For Imaging has a 1-year low of $25.28 and a 1-year high of $43.89.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lessened its holdings in shares of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) by 53.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 14,882 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 17,018 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Electronics For Imaging were worth $439,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. lifted its stake in Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) by 20.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 21,439 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 3,582 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Electronics For Imaging were worth $586,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Best Small Cap Stocks To Invest In 2019: CoBiz Financial Inc.(COBZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CoBiz Financial Inc (NASDAQ:COBZ) declared a dividend on Friday, July 20th, Fidelity reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 30th will be given a dividend of 0.10 per share by the bank on Monday, August 6th. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 27th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of CoBiz Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:COBZ) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $22.04 and last traded at $21.89, with a volume of 5259 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $21.95.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CoBiz Financial (NASDAQ:COBZ) and MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in shares of CoBiz Financial Inc (NASDAQ:COBZ) by 3,473.9% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 296,921 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 288,613 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in CoBiz Financial were worth $5,819,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019

Athletic gear maker Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) last week took over the top spot as the best performing Dow Jones industrial average stock for the year to date. The stock gained about 8.5% during the week, with more than all of that coming on Friday when the shares added nearly 11%. For the year to date, Nike stock is up 27.4%.

The second-best performer among the Dow index equities so far this year is Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), which is up 16.16%. That is followed by Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), up 15.28%, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), up 13.8%, and Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), up 12.35%. Of the 30 Dow stocks, 12 have managed to post a gain to date in 2018.

The Dow experienced another tough week, dropping nearly 310 points over the course of the past week to close at 24,271.41, down about 1.3% from the previous Friday’s close. It could have been even worse. At Wednesday’s close, the Dow was down more than 450 points for the week. The index closed up less than 1% for the second quarter but down 1.8% for the first six months of 2018.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Quad Graphics, Inc(QUAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cramer was bearish on Chesapeake Energy (CHK) , Adaptimmune Therapeutics (ADAP) , Icahn Enterprises (IEP) , Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) , Quad/Graphics (QUAD) , Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) and L Brands (LB) .

  • [By ]

    Quad/Graphics (QUAD) : “They have a 6% yield but they have no growth. I’m taking a pass.”

    Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) : “People are worried about natural gas transit. I’m worried about that 9% yield.”

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Spok Holdings, Inc.(SPOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Spok earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.0015198315013 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Spok (NASDAQ: SPOK) and Mobil’nye Telesistemy PAO (NYSE:MBT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Not only is Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) the newest member of the Franchise List, but it is a returning member. Also, the company has begunof the long process of completing a massive purchase of another refining giant. Marathon agreed to buy rival Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) for $23.3 billion in the biggest-ever deal for an oil refiner. That would create the largest independent fuel maker in the United States.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    There has been a slew of merger & acquisition activity in the refining industry as of late as companies look to add economy of scale. The rate of consolidation went into warp speed last week when Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) announced their $23 billion merger deal. HollyFrontier isn’t a big fish in this industry, but it does have a reputation for making value-adding acquisitions. So of course, an analyst asked CEO George Damiris on the company’s conference call for his view of the M&A market and what we might expect from HollyFrontier. Here’s his response:

  • [By Jason Hall, Tyler Crowe, and John Bromels]

    If you’re shopping for great buys in the oil patch right now, three Motley Fool contributors think you should take a close look at tech-heavy but asset-light oilfield services providerCore Laboratories N.V.(NYSE:CLB), value-priced independent oil producerApache Corporation(NYSE:APA), and refining giantMarathon Petroleum Corp(NYSE:MPC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders bought shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $138.21 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $102.43 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $35.78 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Marathon Petroleum had the 13th highest net in-flow for the day. Marathon Petroleum traded down ($1.22) for the day and closed at $69.60

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news 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. Marathon Petroleum earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.2436065193767 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund, Inc.(MHF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vivaldi Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Western Asset Municipal (NYSE:MHF) by 64.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 32,185 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,646 shares during the quarter. Vivaldi Capital Management LLC owned about 0.15% of Western Asset Municipal worth $231,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation(LINC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lincoln Educational Services Co. (NASDAQ:LINC) – Equities research analysts at Barrington Research cut their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Lincoln Educational Services in a report released on Wednesday, May 9th. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.02) for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of ($0.01). Barrington Research has a “Buy” rating and a $2.50 price target on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Lincoln Educational Services’ FY2018 earnings at ($0.14) EPS.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: WD-40 Company(WDFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Rich Smith, and Daniel Miller]

    In the spirit of Lynch’s investment principles, we asked three of our Motley Fool investors to each highlight a stock Wall Street isn’t paying much attention to, but could be a great investment. Here’s a brief look at their selections: WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC), Control4 (NASDAQ:CTRL), and VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) Director Daniel E. Pittard bought 530 shares of WD-40 stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $132.65 per share, for a total transaction of $70,304.50. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    The message you get when you read through an investor presentation deck for the WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC) is growth. The North Star for management is to grow its revenue to $700 million annually by 2025 while maintaining its current margins. So when looking at the company’s earnings reports, the first thing that any investor is going to look at is the revenue growth rate.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Investors that have taken a long-term, buy-and-hold approach to wealth-building might not dispute that claim. Owning a stock for years — or decades — makes future dividend yields higher, future share growth more powerful, and provides peace of mind compared to the more frenzied buying and selling that seems to dominate investing today. Even better, there’s never a bad time to start. Those looking for top stocks of the next decade might want to take a closer look at oil driller EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG), maintenance products specialist WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC), and home water technology leader A.O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Avondale Wealth Management cut its position in iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 24.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 51,587 shares of the company’s stock after selling 16,716 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF makes up about 8.3% of Avondale Wealth Management’s holdings, making the stock its 5th biggest position. Avondale Wealth Management’s holdings in iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF were worth $10,048,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Portland Global Advisors LLC cut its position in shares of iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 2.1% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 12,875 shares of the company’s stock after selling 270 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF accounts for 1.0% of Portland Global Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 24th biggest holding. Portland Global Advisors LLC’s holdings in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF were worth $2,508,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Newell Rubbermaid Inc.(NWL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC cut its position in Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) by 20.2% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 88,318 shares of the company’s stock after selling 22,384 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Newell Brands were worth $2,250,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors sold shares of Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $18.02 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $72.22 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $54.20 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Newell Brands had the 13th highest net out-flow for the day. Newell Brands traded up $0.20 for the day and closed at $26.22

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) traded down more than 1.5% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $23.41 after closing Wednesday at $24.78. The stock’s 52-week high is $55.08. Volume totaled around 8.2 million, approaching 15% above the daily average of around 1.1 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By ]

    TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Tuesday’s trending topics including Goldman Sachs (GS) , JPMorgan Chase (JPM) , Newell Brands (NWL) and Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) .

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE:FL) were up 13.5% as of 11:00 a.m. EDT Friday after the footwear retailer announced better-than-expected fiscal first-quarter 2018 results.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which traded down about 12% at $40.08. The stocks 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86. Volume was about 22 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.6 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) to report quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $1.96 billion before the opening bell. Foot Locker shares gained 2.39 percent to $47.50 in after-hours trading.
    Zoe’s Kitchen Inc (NYSE: ZOES) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company also lowered its FY18 sales outlook from $358million-$368 million to $345 million-$352 million. Zoe’s Kitchen shares tumbled 23.64 percent to $11.05 in the after-hours trading session.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter. Ross Stores shares dropped 4.80 percent to $78.98 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) to have earned $1.15 per share on revenue of $277.35 million in the latest quarter. Hibbett will release earnings before the markets open. Hibbett shares rose 2.23 percent to $29.60 in after-hours trading.
    Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE: DECK) reported better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter. Deckers Outdoor shares surged 4.90 percent to $108.75 in the after-hours trading session.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) rose 15.3 percent to $53.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) rose 10.4 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading. Evofem Biosciences reported closing of public offering of common stock and warrants.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 7.3 percent to $4.88 in pre-market trading after declining 1.94 percent on Thursday.
    SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEDG) shares rose 5.7 percent to $59.65 in pre-market trading after falling 8.43 percent on Thursday.
    Yirendai Ltd. (NYSE: YRD) rose 5 percent to $30.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 4.9 percent to $108.75 in pre-market trading after reporteingd better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.
    Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: APRN) rose 4.2 percent to $3.21 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.70 percent on Thursday.
    Recro Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: REPH) rose 4 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after dropping 54.67 percent on Thursday.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 3.8 percent to $4.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) shares rose 2.9 percent to $2.85 in pre-market trading after climbing 7.78 percent on Thursday.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 2.5 percent to $14.20 in pre-market trading after surging 11.33 percent on Thursday.

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment fromMotley Fool Money, host Chris Hill and analysts David Kretzmann, Jason Moser, and Aaron Bush break down the latest earnings report from sneaker specialist Foot Locker(NYSE:FL), which was not strong, but also not as bad as Wall Street had expected. Despite falling comps and a shrinking store count, the stock price jumped by around 15% in response to the release. The guys talk about Foot Locker’s path ahead, whether its outlook is too optimistic, the challenges of e-commerce, and a bigger threat to its sustainability than Amazon(NASDAQ:AMZN).

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    The examples seem endless…

    Sears Holdings Co. (Nasdaq: SHLD), which has gone from 1,980 stores in 2013 to just 1,002 as of February, has announced the closing of more than 190 stores so far this year. Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL) closed more than 140 stores around the world last year and expects a net loss of 70 more in 2018. Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) announced last May that it would close 125 stores. American Apparel, Claire’s, Toys R Us, and Payless, among others, have all filed for bankruptcy.

    But there is one specialty retailer that isn’t feeling the pinch. In fact, this company is doubling down on its brick-and-mortar locations. It acquired 11 of its franchise stores in Maryland last March, making 814 of its 951 stores now owned by the company.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Nevro Corp.(NVRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lessened its holdings in Nevro (NYSE:NVRO) by 5.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 823,579 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 45,510 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Nevro were worth $71,378,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO) traded down about 19% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $54.87 after closing Thursday at $68.04. The stock’s 52-week high is $94.34. Volume totaled around 5.7 million, close to 15 times the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Shares ofNevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO)are falling today, down 13% as of 10:21 a.m. EDT, after an SEC filing revealed that the medical device company’s VP of sales has been fired.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nevro (NYSE:NVRO) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The medical equipment provider reported ($0.59) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.32) by ($0.27), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Nevro had a negative net margin of 11.22% and a negative return on equity of 15.01%.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Nevro Corp. (NASDAQ: NVRO) fell 11.6 percent to $81.58 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) shares fell 8.3 percent to $20.33 in pre-market trading after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) fell 7.5 percent to $51.74 in pre-market trading. Zillow reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak sales guidance for the second quarter.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) fell 7.2 percent to $3.11 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares fell 5.5 percent to $4.14 in pre-market trading after rising 11.17 percent on Monday.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) fell 5.1 percent to $95.00 in pre-market trading. Albemarle declared a quarterly dividend of $0.335 per share.
    Tata Motors Limited (NYSE: TTM) fell 4.8 percent to $23.80 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) fell 4.5 percent to $57.14 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares fell 4.3 percent to $2.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.73 percent on Monday.
    51job, Inc. (NASDAQ: JOBS) shares fell 4.2 percent to $93 in pre-market trading after rising 3.55 percent on Monday

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    After reporting first-quarter results,shares in Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO),a medical device maker that is focused onpain management, fell 15% as of 10:58 a.m. EDT on Tuesday.

Best Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now

Want to learn how to read stock charts? 

Well, we called in Bruce Kamich, our resident Chart Professor, to help you learn that and more.

Because when it comes to investing in stocks, it is important that you are able to perform your own  technical analysis of some stock charts.

Technical analysis sounds wonky but it’s basically financial analysis that uses patterns to identify trends and make educated predictions. And that’s exactly what the Chart Professor does with his charts every day.

He walked us through four basic charts:

Line — The simplest chart because it only requires one piece of data: the stock’s last price.  So it’s basically like connect the dots but leaves out important info all-time highs, etc…. Bar — Three prices are included here: the stock’s high price, low price and its closing price of the day or week are all included in each of the individual bars line that make up this chart. Candlestick — Four prices included here: the open, the high the low and the close all make up the little rectangle shape on this chart.  relation to the open and the close — if we close below the opening — bearish and the   .  If we close above the open price, bullish  ed or pink is bearish white is bullish —  Point and Figure — The oldest chart in U.S., it dates back to 1880’s and  And a mark only is made on this chart when the stock moves a predetermined price.  In the chart in this video, each X represents a 10 points move up. A 0 notes a reaction to the move.

And then talked about the three things you need to do with each of those charts:

Best Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.(CDNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Swiss National Bank cut its holdings in Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) by 12.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 905,900 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 125,700 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned 0.32% of Cadence Design Systems worth $33,310,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) jumped on Tuesday after the provider of design solutions for integrated circuits and electronic devices reported its first-quarter results. The company beat analyst estimates for both revenue and earnings, and it provided guidance that came in above analyst expectations. As of 1 p.m. EDT, the stock was up about 9.5%.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Southwest Airlines Inc. (NYSE: LUV) canceled flights across the country in order to inspect the engines of 40 different airplanes. The inspections come a week after a mid-air engine explosion caused the first U.S. air fatality since 2009. Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon breaks down the aftermath of the accident, and explains what it means for both Southwest and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA).
    The price of Bitcoin pushed back toward $9,000 as the post-tax season breakout continues for the cryptocurrency markets. The total value of the global cryptocurrency market topped $400 billion this morning, a significant recovery from the massive downturn that occurred in the first quarter. As we explained on Saturday, now may be the best time to buy Bitcoin since July 2013. That month was when Money MorningDefense and Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson went on live television with a bold prediction forBitcoin (BTC), which would be followed by 25,351% gains at the peak of the cryptocurrency’s run. Find out where Bitcoin is heading next, right here.
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  • [By Tyler Crowe, Rich Smith, and Daniel Miller]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) Director Daniel E. Pittard bought 530 shares of WD-40 stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $132.65 per share, for a total transaction of $70,304.50. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Brian Orelli]

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