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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2019

Inmarsat Plc rose as much as 12 percent after the British satellite company last week said it had rebuffed a takeover proposal from EchoStar Corp.

A “highly preliminary” offer was turned down by the board after discussions with its advisers, Inmarsat said in a statement on Friday. “It very significantly undervalued Inmarsat and its stand-alone prospects. The board remains highly confident in the independent strategy and prospects of Inmarsat.”

The stock rose 11 percent to 525 in early trading in London on Monday. The statement from Inmarsat on Friday followed a 13 percent surge in its shares, the most in a decade.

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EchoStar, founded by billionaire Charlie Ergen, has long been seen as a potential bidder for Inmarsat, along with SoftBank Group Corp.’s OneWeb. A stock slump at the London-based company has put it at the top of analysts’ lists of potential targets for consolidation in the satellite industry, which is becoming increasingly crowded with a rising number of rigs going up to support new services such as in-flight Wi-Fi and transmission of digital photos.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: ING Group, N.V.(ISP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) has been given a €2.15 ($2.50) target price by stock analysts at UBS Group in a research note issued on Tuesday, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The firm presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) received a €3.00 ($3.53) price target from stock analysts at HSBC in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. HSBC’s target price points to a potential downside of 2.60% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Goldman Sachs Group set a €2.90 ($3.37) price target on Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) in a report published on Wednesday. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) received a €2.90 ($3.37) price target from research analysts at Deutsche Bank in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Berenberg Bank set a €2.20 ($2.56) price target on Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Curis, Inc.(CRIS)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 18.2 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after the company declared a $0.70 per share special dividend.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) rose 11.7 percent to $3.24 in pre-market trading after falling 13.17 percent on Thursday. Co-Diagnostics reported its participation in a research project with the Stanford University.
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) shares rose 8.6 percent to $25.95 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Zuora, Inc. (NYSE: ZUO) shares rose 8 percent to $23.95 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and issued strong outlook.
    Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) shares rose 7.8 percent to $113.25 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK) rose 5.7 percent to $4.10 in pre-market trading.
    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) rose 5.5 percent to $17.45 in pre-market trading following the FDA approval for Levofloxacin Oral Solution.
    Eversource Energy (NYSE: ES) shares rose 5 percent to $59.8 in pre-market trading.
    VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) rose 4.6 percent to $143.74 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) rose 4.3 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval to place Rover pipeline’s full Mainline B into service.
    T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTOO) rose 4.3 percent to $7.73 in pre-market trading after declining 4.26 percent on Thursday.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) rose 4.3 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading after jumping 21.93 percent on Thursday.
    Sasol Limited (NYSE: SSL) rose 4.2 percent to $37.91 in pre-market trading.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares surged 144.96 percent to close at $265.61 on Thursday in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares rose 101.01 percent to close at $9.99 on Thursday after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) jumped 45.58 percent to close at $0.474. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) gained 40.93 percent to close at $3.03 after the FDA approved Kitov's Consensi for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and hypertension.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 28.21 percent to close at $19.86.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) climbed 26.45 percent to close at $7.84 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares climbed 21.93 percent to close at $2.78 in reaction to an encouraging FDA update. The biotechnology company that focuses on therapies for the treatment of cancer said the FDA granted a Fast Track designation for fimepinostat (CUDC-907) in patients with relapsed or refractory.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 21.23 percent to close at $7.48.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 16.21 percent to close at $12.83 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) jumped 16.2 percent to close at $79.25 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) rose 15.14 percent to c
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) jumped 124.8 percent to $243.725 in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) gained 63.4 percent to $8.12 after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Takung Art Co., Ltd. (NYSE: TKAT) rose 43.3 percent to $2.9094
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) shares climbed 29.7 percent to $2.16 after the company reported a licensing deal with Newsoara Biopharma to rights for vTv's PDE4 Inhibitor in China and other Pacific Rim territories.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) gained 26.2 percent to $0.4109. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 22.2 percent to $11.6254. Genprex reported engagement of WIRB-Copernicus Group to provide clinical trial services to support Oncoprex clinical trial program.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) gained 21 percent to $7.506 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Urban One, Inc. (NASDAQ: UONE) gained 19.7 percent to $3.95 after rising 78.38 percent on Wednesday.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) shares gained 18.5 percent to $6.03 after climbing 24.15 percent on Wednesday.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 17.3 percent to $12.95 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBAY) shares gained 15.1 percent to $13.210.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) climbed 14.2 percent to $77.875 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ: AFSI) recently:

    8/16/2018 – AmTrust Financial Services was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. 8/9/2018 – AmTrust Financial Services was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. 8/7/2018 – AmTrust Financial Services had its price target raised by analysts at B. Riley from $12.00 to $14.75. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. 7/31/2018 – AmTrust Financial Services was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. 7/18/2018 – AmTrust Financial Services was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. 7/18/2018 – AmTrust Financial Services had its “$14.58” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They now have a $14.75 price target on the stock. 7/10/2018 – AmTrust Financial Services was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. 6/18/2018 – AmTrust Financial Services was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “AmTrust has agreed to go private as Evergreen Parent will buy 45% of the company’s stake which Karfunkel-Zyskind Family does not own presently for $2.7 billion. This acquisition will help AmTrust focus on long term growth objective rather than on short term results given it is becoming a private company. AmTrust’s leadership position in commercial small business, expansion of other segments and an impressive inorganic growth story poise it well for growth. It also aims to build an investment portfolio that returns in line with

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued their $14.58 rating on shares of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) in a research report report published on Wednesday. They currently have a $14.75 price target on the insurance provider’s stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Shineco, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYHT) rose 34.7 percent to $2.29 in pre-market trading following Q3 results. Shineco posted Q3 earnings of $0.21 per share on sales of $13.3 million.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 15.8 percent to $12.74 in pre-market trading after surging 201.37 percent on Thursday.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) shares rose 11.5 percent to $7.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 64.50 percent on Thursday.
    Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGR) rose 9 percent to $18.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 41.77 percent on Thursday.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) rose 6.2 percent to $14.25 in pre-market trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction.
    Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) rose 5.6 percent to $64.02 in pre-market trading after the Department of Veterans Affairs reported an agreement with Cerner Government Services, Inc. to provide seamless care for veterans.
    PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE: PTR) shares rose 5.3 percent to $82.05 in pre-market trading.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) shares rose 5.2 percent to $26.59 in the pre-market trading session.
    IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IQV) shares rose 4.8 percent to $102.50 in pre-market trading as the company pulled secondary offering 'in light of recent market conditions'.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 4.5 percent to $59.70 in pre-market trading. On Thursday, Axon priced its 4.3 million share offering of common stock at $53 per share.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 4.5 percent to $84 in pre-market trading.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) rose 3.9 percent to $18.96 in pre-market trading after a 13G filing shows a new 5.05 percent stake by the State of New Jersey's Division of Investment.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares rose 3.7 percent to $15.85 in pre-market

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited(AHL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Thursday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Aspen Insurance from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $43.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Aspen Insurance (NYSE: AHL) and Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. Sponsored ADR common stock (OTCMKTS:TKOMY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 7,037 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,152% compared to the typical volume of 562 put options.

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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The top gainers from NSE included Tata Motors, Eicher Motors, HPCL, Indiabulls Housing and BPCL while the top losers included Tech Mahindra, Wipro, Infosys, L&T and Zee Entertainment.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.(IBKR)

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) is leading a busy day of earnings reports on Tuesday. Shares are off 0.4% after the firm despite reporting a 40% year-over-year jump in profits and stronger-than-expected revenue. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $5.98 on top of $9.40 billion in revenue. The Wall Street giant was expected to report EPS of $4.67 on top of $8.71 billion in revenue. The investment bank’s first six months of 2018 were its strongest in nine years. The stock slipped after the company announced that president David Solomon will be replacing CEO Lloyd Blankfein when he steps down from his role. Blankfein has been CEO for 12 years. It’s fair to say that Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) went to the dogs on Monday. The company has extended its Prime Day promotion through 3 a.m. on Wednesday. The announcement came after the firm suffered significant outages during the start of the event on Monday afternoon. Rather than get access to deals, many customers were met with pictures of dogs, the firm’s standard error page. Finally, pay close attention to events on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will question leaders of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) about how they store and filter user content. Last year, the Senate and House of Representatives slammed the companies for their roles in and responses to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CSX, NFLX, KKR
    CSX Corp. (Nasdaq: CSX) will help lead today’s earnings calendar. Wall Street expects that the company will report EPS of $0.86 on top of $2.98 billion in revenue. Shares of Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) slipped after the firm’s user-growth estimates and quart

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    What Could Attract Investors to Interactive Brokers (finance.yahoo.com) Reviewing Charles Schwab (SCHW) and Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) (americanbankingnews.com) Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) Presents At Sandler O’Neill’s Global Exchange And Brokerage Conference – Slideshow (seekingalpha.com) Should You Invest In The Financial Stock Interactive Brokers Group Inc (NASDAQ:IBKR)? (finance.yahoo.com) Interactive Brokers Welcomes New Bond Disclosure Rules (finance.yahoo.com)

    Shares of Interactive Brokers Group traded up $1.20, reaching $71.38, during midday trading on Friday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. 1,131,168 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 859,815. The stock has a market cap of $29.39 billion, a PE ratio of 46.65, a PEG ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 0.95. Interactive Brokers Group has a one year low of $36.23 and a one year high of $80.32.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    UBS Group AG grew its position in Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBKR) by 20.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 26,665 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,558 shares during the quarter. UBS Group AG’s holdings in Interactive Brokers Group were worth $1,793,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Methode Electronics, Inc.(MEI)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Analysts Expect Methode Electronics (MEI) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $242.88 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Methode Electronics (MEI) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Analysts Anticipate Methode Electronics (MEI) Will Post Earnings of $0.74 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Commit To Buy Methode Electronics At $35, Earn 5.8% Annualized Using Options (nasdaq.com)

    Shares of Methode Electronics opened at $41.75 on Tuesday, Marketbeat reports. Methode Electronics has a 12-month low of $41.85 and a 12-month high of $42.60. The company has a market capitalization of $1.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.88 and a beta of 0.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a current ratio of 4.03 and a quick ratio of 3.47.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Methode Electronics (NYSE:MEI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    MEI has been the topic of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Methode Electronics from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, February 24th. Robert W. Baird reissued an outperform rating and set a $51.00 target price (up previously from $48.00) on shares of Methode Electronics in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, TheStreet lowered Methode Electronics from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $48.75.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: John Bean Technologies Corporation(JBT)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    John Bean Technologies Corp (NYSE:JBT) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $92.33.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    John Bean Technologies (NYSE:JBT) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an underweight rating. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has $88.00 price target on the stock.

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) – Research analysts at KeyCorp upped their Q2 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Williams-Sonoma in a report issued on Wednesday, May 23rd. KeyCorp analyst B. Thomas now anticipates that the specialty retailer will post earnings of $0.70 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.67. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Williams-Sonoma’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.92 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $2.04 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.55 EPS.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, retailer Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) reported good sales growth, while L Brands (NYSE:LB) continued to struggle.

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Oshkosh Corporation(OSK)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. increased its position in shares of Oshkosh Co. (NYSE:OSK) by 23.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 71,497 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 13,533 shares during the quarter. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. owned about 0.10% of Oshkosh worth $5,693,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Osisko Mining Inc (TSE:OSK) Director John Feliks Burzynski acquired 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 11th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of C$2.08 per share, with a total value of C$10,400.00.

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Coherus Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:CHRS) insider Barbara K. Finck sold 1,760 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.58, for a total value of $32,700.80. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 38,803 shares in the company, valued at $720,959.74. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Barbara K. Finck also recently made the following trade(s):

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On Monday, June 18th, Barbara K. Finck sold 1,760 shares of Coherus Biosciences stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.00, for a total value of $26,400.00.

Shares of CHRS stock traded down $0.60 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $17.25. 9,443 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 403,382. Coherus Biosciences Inc has a twelve month low of $8.05 and a twelve month high of $20.66. The stock has a market cap of $1.19 billion, a PE ratio of -4.00 and a beta of 3.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.66, a quick ratio of 7.79 and a current ratio of 7.79.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Astro-Med, Inc.(ALOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, August 22nd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.12 per share for the quarter.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

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  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Anybody who’s invested even $100 in the market will tell you that stock prices will go up and stock prices will go down, sometimes with little rhyme or reason. Owning dividend stocks can help protect you from that instability. Not only are they shares of generally more stable companies with proven competitive advantages, but they also provide guaranteed quarterly income to shareholders. Investors looking for solid dividend stocks should consider Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) and 3M Company (NYSE:MMM).

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Bed Bath & Beyond has struggled to retain younger and upscale shoppers, who seem to favor Williams-Sonoma’s (NYSE:WSM) namesake, Pottery Barn, and West Elm stores. That’s a big part of why analysts expect Williams-Sonoma’s revenue and earnings to rise 7% and 20%, respectively, this year.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) just released strong second-quarter 2018 results on Wednesday after the market closed, including continued broad growth from each of its core retail concepts and the steadily increasing contribution of online sales to its total.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) had its target price raised by Deutsche Bank from $50.00 to $53.00 in a report released on Thursday morning. They currently have a hold rating on the specialty retailer’s stock.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Gabelli Dividend(GDV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust (NYSE:GDV) declared a monthly dividend on Friday, August 24th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, December 7th will be paid a dividend of 0.11 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, December 14th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.52%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 6th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about Gabelli Dividend & Income (NYSE:GDV) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gabelli Dividend & Income earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.1795768072103 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Commonwealth Equity Services LLC reduced its position in shares of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust (NYSE:GDV) by 13.9% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 39,968 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 6,472 shares during the quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC’s holdings in The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust were worth $902,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019

“The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.” – Proverbs 27:12

It’s hard to remember an asset class or investment strategy that, while still being unfamiliar to most investors, has attracted more attention or been the subject of more debate in the financial media over the past year than “low volatility.”

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Low-volatility products, mostly in the form of exchange-traded funds, are designed to track indices that are weighted toward stocks that have recently demonstrated less price fluctuation than the overall market. According to AltaVista Research, the category’s combined assets under management have grown from around $1 billion at the end of 2011 to more than $40 billion today, with about a third of that total being invested this year alone.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: PS Business Parks Inc.(PSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PS Business Parks (NYSE: PSB) and Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (NYSE:ARI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Methanex Corporation(MEOH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ: PEIX) and Methanex (NASDAQ:MEOH) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Advisors Preferred LLC bought a new stake in shares of Methanex (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 1,703 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $103,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Methanex Co. (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $68.95.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.(UEPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 28.8 percent to $4.03 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for expanded indications for its Senhance Surgical System.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) rose 15.6 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading.
    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (NYSE: CBD) rose 13.2 percent to $24.20 in pre-market trading.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) rose 12.2 percent to $21.65 in pre-market trading. Alibaba and Cainiao agreed to make strategic investment in ZTO Express of $1.38 billion.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) rose 10.8 percent to $2.05 in pre-market trading.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares rose 9.6 percent to $42.68 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) shares rose 9.1 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading.
    Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) rose 8.4 percent to $108.00 in pre-market trading.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares rose 7 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 5.9 percent to $10.61 in pre-market trading.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 5.9 percent to $5.04 in pre-market trading.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) rose 5.5 percent to $3.27 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) rose 5.5 percent to $3.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.44 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Net1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ:UEPS) jumped 15.7% on Friday after thealternative-payment systems specialist announced stronger-than-expected fiscal third-quarter 2018 results and an encouraging development regarding its social grants payments contract in South Africa.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter on Thursday.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.

  • [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 Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM)are surging today, up 11% as of 10:27 a.m. EDT, after the specialty retailer of high-quality home furnishing products announced strong fiscal first-quarter 2018 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares surged 115.8 percent to $4.3591. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) jumped 38.2 percent to $3.0251 after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) surged 26.7 percent to $61.40 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) rose 18.9 percent to $2.58.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares gained 17.8 percent to $22.8009.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares gained 17.5 percent to $21.07 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.9 percent to $3.3613.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares gained 15.5 percent to $3.35 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) rose 15 percent to $7.65.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) gained 14.5 percent to $34.27 following Q1 results.
    Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHV) rose 14.3 percent to $11.4303.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares climbed 13.9 percent to $14.16 after announcing Q1 results.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) gained 13.2 percent to $2.91 after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) gained 13.1

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: National Oilwell Varco, Inc.(NOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    On the news front, U.S. supermajor Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) gave its go-ahead to the $5.1 billion second stage of its massive Gorgon LNG project in Western Australia, while oilfield service providers McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) and National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) provided first-quarter operational updates.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    After steadily improving for several quarters, National Oilwell Varco’s (NYSE:NOV) recovery hit a speedbump in the first quarter of 2018. Revenue declined 9% from the previous quarter and missed its forecast due to several issues. However, one thing the company’s management team made clear on the accompanying conference call was that while the quarter was a disappointment, they’re increasingly optimistic about what they see ahead.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) and DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    TD Ameritrade clients appeared to take some profits in multiple names during the period. Oil companies were popular sells with ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), BP  PLC (ADR) (NYSE: BP), National-Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV), and Transocean LTD (NYSE: RIG) all net sold. Oil prices traded near three-year highs on higher global demand and possible OPEC-led production cuts. COP and BP both traded at multi-year highs, while NOV and RIG reached 52-week highs, enticing clients to take profits in all four names. Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) traded at levels not seen since before the financial crisis following proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, and was net sold. For the third month in a row, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was net sold after CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress regarding the misuse of user data and a beat on earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Oil States International (NYSE: OIS) and National-Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Teekay Corporation(TK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Although Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE:TGH) and Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) are both focused on the shipping industry, they go about it in vastly different ways. Both companies were hit hard by industry downturns, but Textainer started to see a notable improvement in its container business in 2017. Teekay’s collection of ship-owning businesses in the energy sector, on the other hand, continued to struggle overall — but signs seem to point to an upturn this year. Which one is the better buy today?

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Teekay (NYSE: TK) and Euroseas (NASDAQ:ESEA) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK)are down 9.2% as of 11:40 a.m EDT after the maritime oil operations holding company — parent of Teekay LNG Partners, Teekay Tankers, and Teekay Offshore– reported a big loss for its fiscal first quarter 2018. At one point today, Teekay stock had fallen as much as 15.7%.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated(RBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $36.00 and last traded at $35.65, with a volume of 9678 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $35.71.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 10th. The business services provider reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by ($0.01). Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers had a net margin of 10.96% and a return on equity of 12.50%. The business had revenue of $169.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $153.56 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.12 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 36.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will post 1.06 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Total System Services (NYSE: TSS) and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: First Horizon National Corporation(FHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Point72 Asset Management L.P. cut its stake in First Horizon National Corp (NYSE:FHN) by 36.6% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 520,209 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 300,391 shares during the period. Point72 Asset Management L.P.’s holdings in First Horizon National were worth $9,796,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Horizon National (NYSE:FHN) will be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, July 12th.

    First Horizon National (NYSE:FHN) last posted its earnings results on Friday, April 13th. The financial services provider reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.04. First Horizon National had a return on equity of 9.37% and a net margin of 12.30%. The business had revenue of $437.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $438.60 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.23 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 42.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect First Horizon National to post $1 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2 EPS for the next fiscal year.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its position in First Horizon National Co. (NYSE:FHN) by 26.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 18,122 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,761 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in First Horizon National were worth $341,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Identiv, Inc.(INVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Equity Residential(EQR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its holdings in shares of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) by 0.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 196,723 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 827 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank owned approximately 0.05% of Equity Residential worth $12,122,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) is an apartment REIT that owns more than 300 properties, most of which are located in high-barrier urban or suburban coastal markets, such as New York City, Washington D.C., and Southern California. The company’s target markets have strong growth in household formation, especially in the younger (renter) adult age groups, and where homeownership is prohibitively expensive for many would-be buyers.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) had its target price lowered by Morgan Stanley from $66.50 to $63.00 in a report released on Thursday. The firm presently has an “equal weight” rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s target price points to a potential downside of 0.76% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. decreased its position in shares of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) by 23.0% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 25,650 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 7,654 shares during the quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Equity Residential were worth $1,580,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

investment trust

No one wants to spend their retirement bagging groceries, but without sufficient retirement savings, that’s how you may be spending your golden years. The latest Merrill Lynch Finances in Retirement Survey, released in March 2017, revealed that the average cost of retirement has risen to $738,400. Of that number, $260,000 will go to healthcare costs alone, according to Fidelity’s Retiree Health Care Cost Estimate.But $738,400 is just an average — retirees accustomed to high incomes may need even more than this to maintain their standard of living in retirement.

Retirement income

Most retirees can expect to see their expenses drop when they retire, hence the standard recommendation that retirees will need 70% to 80% of their pre-retirement income. However, the amount of income you’ll need in retirement depends heavily on the kind of life you want to lead.

investment trust: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Williams-Sonoma (WSM) has gained 2.9% to $49.52 after reporting earnings that topped the Street consensus and raising its dividend.

    Barrick Gold (ABX) has risen 1.5% to $19.30 after getting upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows mid cap Bed Bath & Beyond in a steady decline since early 2015 while and small capPier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR)has performed worst, mid capRestoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE: RH) is back up andmid capWilliams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE: WSM)has drifted lower:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Pier 1 Imports underperforming potential peers such as mid caps Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) and Williams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE: WSM)plus smallcap Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE: RH) all of whos performance has not been so good lately:

investment trust: AirMedia Group Inc(AMCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AirMedia Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCN) posted a 52-week low of $1.04 after closing down 23% on Wednesday at $1.35. The 52-week high is $3.30. Volume was about 4 million, nearly 20 times the daily average of around 230,000 million shares. The Chinese outdoor advertising company said yesterday that it is terminating a potential go-private transaction.

investment trust: Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Speaking on Bloomberg Markets, Kevin Kelly of Recon Capital Partners suggested that investors with a long position in Utilities SPDR (ETF) (NYSE: XLU) should consider an options strategy that offers protection ahead of the FOMC meeting.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    With a little more than $6 billion in assets and average daily trading volumes in excess of 12 million shares per day, SPDR Utilities (XLU) is the top choice to hold during Utilities seasonally favorable period. It has a gross expense ratio of just 0.14% and comes with the added kicker of a 3.37% dividend yield.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The Dow utility average ended last week at a stabilizing 639.95 after trading as low as 616.19 on Nov. 14. Keep in mind that a “death cross” was confirmed on election day, when the 50-day simple moving average fell below the 200-day simple moving average, indicating that lower prices are likely ahead. The 200-day is now at 666.30. The utility average has returned to my range of key levels of 635.23 and 670.81, which remain magnets for the remainder of 2016. This week’s value level is above the Nov. 14 low at 620.87. Investors seeking the safety of dividends can trade the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) , which is a basket of 28 utility stocks.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Options Action, Dan Nathan suggested a bearish options trading idea in Utilities SPDR (ETF) (NYSE: XLU).

    The stock caught his attention, because he noticed a big put options volume last week in the name. He thinks traders should not be in the stock ahead of a possible rate hike.

investment trust: Frontier Communications Corporation(FTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) which rose about 8% to $9.20. The stocks 52-week range is $6.08 to $57.30. Volume was5 million compared to its average volume of 3.3 million.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) has been shedding both pay-TV and broadband internet customers over the past year, growing solely through acquisitions it can’t really afford. The company acquired some of Verizon’s (NYSE:VZ) FiOS property earlier this year for $10.3 billion, and it’s managed to already lose a good chunk of what it paid for.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Telecommunications services shares climbed by 1.24 percent in the US market on Thursday. Top gainers in the sector included Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), and Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ: FTR).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) dropped 0.1% Wednesday, to post a new 52-week low of $2.90 after closing at $2.93 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $5.85. Volume was about 25% higher than the daily average of around 23 million shares. The company missed estimates badly on Monday, but has managed somehow to hang onto its 12.77% dividend yield..

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) dropped about 8.5% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $1.29 after closing Tuesday at $1.43. The 52-week high is $5.53. Volume of around 55 million shares was about 15% above the daily average of around 49 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) which jumped about 4.7% to $1.35. The stocks 52-week range is $1.19 to $5.31. Volume was 46.4 million compared with the daily average 51.0 million shares.