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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019

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Wall Street expects FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) to post quarterly earnings at $5.68 per share on revenue of $17.23 billion after the closing bell. FedEx shares fell 0.03 percent to $263.60 in after-hours trading. Tellurian Inc (NASDAQ: TELL) reported a 12 million share common stock offering. Tellurian shares dropped 4.41 percent to $10.40 in the after-hours trading session. Analysts are expecting Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) to have earned $0.94 per share on revenue of $11.19 billion in the latest quarter. Oracle will release earnings after the markets close. Oracle shares dropped 0.15 percent to $46.45 in after-hours trading. Viveve Medical Inc (NASDAQ: VIVE) shares climbed over 28 percent in after-hours trading after reporting six-month data from stress urinary incontinence feasibility study. Eighty-three percent of women treated experienced an improvement in one-hour pad weight and achieved clinically meaningful benefit across all quality of life outcome measures. Viveve Medical shares climbed 28.61 percent to $4.90 in the after-hours trading session.

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.(GILT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Gilat Satellite Networks (NASDAQ:GILT) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Saturday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised Gilat Satellite Networks from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report on Thursday, August 30th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gilat Satellite Networks (NASDAQ: GILT) and Ceragon Networks (NASDAQ:CRNT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF (MGV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Baird Financial Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF (NYSEARCA:MGV) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 10,229 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $761,000.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bruker Co. (NASDAQ:BRKR) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven brokerages that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $34.38.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Bruker Co. (NASDAQ:BRKR) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $33.11.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Bruker Announces Improved Solutions for Microbial Strain Typing, Hospital Hygiene and Infection Control, and Candida auris Testing at ASM 2018 (finance.yahoo.com) Financial Review: Bruker (BRKR) versus Pacific Biosciences of California (PACB) (americanbankingnews.com) Global Microbiology Testing/Clinical Microbiology Market 2018-2024: Market is Influenced by Biomerieux, Abbott, Roche, Bruker and Bio-rad Labs (bizjournals.com) Bruker Corporation appoints Gerald Herman as CFO (seekingalpha.com) Bruker Corporation Appoints Gerald Herman as Chief Financial Officer (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of brokerages have issued reports on BRKR. Zacks Investment Research cut Bruker from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. BTIG Research set a $42.00 target price on Bruker and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, May 6th. BidaskClub raised Bruker from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Bank of America decreased their target price on Bruker from $37.00 to $34.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Finally, Leerink Swann upped their target price on Bruker from $32.00 to $34.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $32.91.

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: GWG Holdings, Inc(GWGH)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine cut shares of GWG (NASDAQ:GWGH) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report issued on Friday morning.

    Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on GWGH. Zacks Investment Research lowered GWG from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 17th. Maxim Group reissued a buy rating and issued a $14.00 price target on shares of GWG in a research note on Thursday, August 16th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Critical Review: Citizens (CIA) vs. GWG (GWGH) (americanbankingnews.com) (Watch) Zibanejad scores in Sweden’s win over Russia (sny.tv) GWG Holdings’ (GWGH) CEO Jon Sabes on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (msn.com) Edited Transcript of GWGH earnings conference call or presentation 14-May-18 8:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) DWWA judge profile: Davide Buongiorno (decanter.com)

    A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised GWG from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.25 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. ValuEngine lowered GWG from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, May 14th. Finally, Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on shares of GWG in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Chuy's Holdings, Inc.(CHUY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Papa Murphy’s (NASDAQ: FRSH) and Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Industries run into hot and cold spells, but the best companies find ways to navigate through the tough times and come out stronger than ever. For Tex-Mex restaurant chain Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY), its expansion beyond its home market in the capital of the Lone Star State into new locations across the nation has been exciting. It’s also come with plenty of challenges, though, and shareholders in Chuy’s have had to endure rising competition and operational headwinds as the company tries to establish itself as a national player within a crowded space.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chuy’s earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.3414123476192 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Chuy’s earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.384946677215 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 8, 2018 4:30 p.m. ET

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: The ExOne Company(XONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE) Director Lloyd A. Semple sold 1,250 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.48, for a total transaction of $10,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 28,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $241,680. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE) shot up 5.5% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $10.94 and last traded at $10.01. 5,080 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 97% from the average session volume of 152,117 shares. The stock had previously closed at $10.59.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $13.67.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    The ExOne Company (NASDAQ:XONE)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 10, 2018, 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) fell by 3.9% to 2.75 million shares. About 28.2% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price rose by about 4.7% in the short interest period. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.16 to $12.50, and shares closed at $7.22 on Wednesday, down about 3.6% for the day. Days to cover fell from 17 to seven.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Raytheon Company(RTN)

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  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) and Honeywell (NYSE:HON) are two industrial powerhouses with exposure to red-hot end markets — defense in the case of Raytheon, and commercial aerospace and construction for Honeywell. But each has had its share of detractors in recent quarters.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cannell Peter B & Co. Inc. reduced its position in shares of Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 39,286 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 531 shares during the quarter. Cannell Peter B & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Raytheon were worth $7,589,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: NBT Bancorp Inc.(NBTB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NBT Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBTB) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.(TACO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Thursday morning.

    Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Del Taco Restaurants from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Del Taco Restaurants from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, July 7th. Citigroup lifted their price target on shares of Del Taco Restaurants from $13.00 to $16.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, June 21st. TheStreet raised shares of Del Taco Restaurants from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 18th. Finally, Dougherty & Co lifted their price target on shares of Del Taco Restaurants from $16.50 to $18.50 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Friday, July 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $16.06.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lord Abbett & CO. LLC trimmed its stake in Del Taco Restaurants Inc (NASDAQ:TACO) by 69.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 111,068 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 257,475 shares during the period. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC owned about 0.29% of Del Taco Restaurants worth $1,150,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Del Taco Restaurants Inc (NASDAQ:TACO) Director Patrick Walsh acquired 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 18th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $11.43 per share, with a total value of $114,300.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 31,866 shares in the company, valued at approximately $364,228.38. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    The analysts wrote, “We maintain our Buy rating and $19 price target on Del Taco (TACO) as the company’s 3Q18 (September) draws to a close. We lower our 3Q18 (September) EPS estimate to $0.15, from $0.16, though maintain our above-guidance $0.63 EPS estimate for 2018. Our EPS estimates of $0.72 for 2019 (vs. $0.67 consensus) and $0.79 for 2020 are unchanged. We believe recent M&A activity in the industry will push TACO’s valuation multiples higher.””

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Arcos Dorados (NYSE:ARCO) and Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Physicians Realty Trust(DOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Shares of Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) jumped 11% in August, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence .

    This pop has helped propel the healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) stock’s return to almost break-even for 2018. It’s returned negative 1.4% so far this year through Monday, Sept. 10.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP]

    One interesting healthcare REIT is Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC), a relatively small but fast-growing REIT that focuses on medical office properties leased to major health systems. Here’s a rundown of why medical offices can be smart investments, as well as Physicians Realty Trust’s value as an investment right now.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Matthew Frankel, CFP, and Neha Chamaria]

    So we asked three Motley Fool contributors to tell us about one of their favorite mid-cap stocks out there today. Here’s why they picked real estate investment trust (REIT) Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC), precious metal streaming company Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD), and solar power component supplier SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG). 

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Hot Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: W.R. Berkley Corporation(WRB)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SI Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.140703535879 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SI Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.0536892575283 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: The ExOne Company(XONE)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ex One (NASDAQ: XONE) and Voxeljet (NYSE:VJET) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) jumped 21.2% to 2.88 million shares. About 29.6% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price fell by about 5.6% in the two weeks ending May 15. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.23 to $14.23, and shares closed at $6.33 on Thursday, down about 0.2% for the day. Days to cover fell from 23 to 15.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) rose by 4.9% to 2.38 million shares. About 24.4% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price fell by about 3.4% in the period ending April 30. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.72 to $14.43, and shares closed at $7.19 on Wednesday, up about 2.7% for the day. Days to cover rose from 22 to 23.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) fell by 1.7% to 1.86 million shares. About 19.8% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price jumped by about 14.2% in the period. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.72 to $14.43, and shares closed at $10.39 on Wednesday, up about 1.6% for the day. Days to cover rose from eight to 11.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $13.67.

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Investment company Harbour Capital Advisors, LLC buys Amazon.com, Alphabet, Intuit, Target, Micron Technology, Eli Lilly and Co, Citizens Financial Group, Alibaba Group Holding, Equifax, Alphabet, sells Gogo, Apple, Vanguard Total Stock Market, Broadcom, PDC Energy during the 3-months ended 2016-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Harbour Capital Advisors, LLC. As of 2016-12-31, Harbour Capital Advisors, LLC owns 163 stocks with a total value of $135 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: INTU, TGT, MU, CFG, BABA, EFX, TTM, CRTO, GPK, HDS, Added Positions: AMZN, GOOG, LLY, GOOGL, VBK, CVE, EWW, DY, V, KHC, Reduced Positions: VTI, IWF, SLB, DG, DAL, CVS, LAD, PAGP, SFM, FDX, Sold Out: GOGO, AAPL, AVGO, PDCE, T, ARMK, VWO, NXPI, FANG, WDC,

For the details of Harbour Capital Advisors, LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Harbour+Capital+Advisors%2C+LLC

These are the top 5 holdings of Harbour Capital Advisors, LLCChevron Corp (CVX) – 57,856 shares, 5.04% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.69%iShares Russell 1000 Value (IWD) – 43,240 shares, 3.58% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.8%iShares Russell 1000 Growth (IWF) – 37,853 shares, 2.94% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 15.04%JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) – 31,329 shares, 2% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.14%iShares Russell 1000 (IWB) – 20,025 shares, 1.84% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.96%New Purchase: Intuit Inc (INTU)

Harbour Capital Advisors, LLC initiated holdings in Intuit Inc. The purchase prices were between $105.28 and $118.39, with an estimated average price of $111.97. The stock is now traded at around $123.18. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 0.34%. The holdings were 4,036 shares as of 2016-12-31.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: The ExOne Company(XONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Voxeljet AGalong with other small cap 3D printing stocks like ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE), 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys, Ltd (NASDAQ: SSYS) all peaking around 2013-2014, but also showing some signs of life in recent months:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) fell by 1.7% to 1.86 million shares. About 19.8% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price jumped by about 14.2% in the period. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.72 to $14.43, and shares closed at $10.39 on Wednesday, up about 1.6% for the day. Days to cover rose from eight to 11.

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Immunomedics, Inc.(IMMU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Immunomedics, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMMU) saw its shares rise after the firm sent out a letter to shareholders imploring them to vote for its director nominees at the upcoming annual stockholders meeting on February 16. The board of directors is making this request because it is currently waging a proxy contest with venBio SelectAdvisor.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Transdigm Group Incorporated(TDG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    TransDigm Group (TDG) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after beating earnings and sales forecasts.

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    TransDigm gained 6.5% to $245.88 today, while the S&P 500 finished little changed at2,293.08.

    TransDigm reported a profit of $2.57, beating forecasts for$2.47, on sales of $814 million, topping the Street consensus for $804.5 million.

    TransDigm’s market capitalization rose to $13.1 billion today from $12.3 billion yesterday.

  • [By Mitchell Clark]

     This firm is not a household name. This Cleveland-based company, in the aerospace parts business, has approximately $12.0 billion in market capitalization on the stock market.

    TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) doesn’t pay a regular dividend, but often pays out one-time, special dividends. In the past, they’ve been pretty hefty.

    Selling pumps, motors, power systems, and basically anything you can image that’s part of an aircraft, TDG’s been growing its financial results at a good clip.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    TransDigm Group (TDG) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after Citron Research doubled down on its assertion that the company is a manufacturing version of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX).

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    TransDigm Groupdropped 4.2% to $231.37, while the S&P 500 rose 0.3% to 2,372.60.

    From Citron’s report on TransDigm:

    Citron predicts that after this report makes its rounds, TransDigms (NYSE:TDG) days of exploiting and deceiving the Federal Government are numbered.

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals has recently hit prices lower than some ever thought was imaginable. As Citron observes today, at $12 per share, that stock is down over 95% from its highs just months prior to Citrons reporting on Philidor. The questions then turn to: How did so many smart people get it so wrong? and When could this possibly happen again?”

    While we are sure there will be many books written on these questions, we can narrow it down to a small checklist. The smart money got Valeant wrong by:

    Disregarding a roiling political climate disrupting “business as
    usual” Underestimating the financial frailty of a roll up Discounting the dangers of a small customer base (PBMs) Putting too much trust in the companys CEO…

    All points in the above checklist apply directly to TransDigm.

    TransDigm Group’s market capitalization fell to $12.2 billion today from $12.8 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $583 million on sales of $3.2 billion in 2016.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    TransDigm (TDG) sunk to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after its earnings topped the Street consensus but its guidance disappointed.

    Shares of TransDigm fell 7.1% to $$252.96 today, while the S&P 500 finished little changed.

    TransDigm reported a profit of $3.29 a share, better than the $3.20 expect by analysts, on sales of$875.2 million, below forecasts for $884.26 million. Worse still, the airplane-part manufacturer said it would earn $11.84 to $12.12 a share in fiscal 2017, below forecasts for$12.80.

    TransDigm’s market cap fell to $13.5 billion today, from $14.5 billion on Friday.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Transdigm Group Inc. (NYSE: TDG) had a director at the company step in and buy stock in a big way last week. That director purchased a total of 91,000 shares of the stock at prices ranging from $247.16 to $247.89. The total for the trade came in near $22.7 million.The company designs, produces and supplies aircraft components in the United States. Its stock closed trading last Friday at $251.488.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway were big buyers this week, as they added shares of aircraft components maker Transdigm Group Inc. (NYSE: TDG), forwhich they also serve as a director. Berkshire Hathaway bought 104,967 shares of the stock at prices that ranged from $231.18 to $234.40 per share. The total for the trade came in at a massive $25 million. The shares closed trading last Friday at $240.05, so the timing looks good. The 52-week trading range for the stock is $214.65 to $294.38. The Wall Street consensus price target is pegged at $295.24.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    When we compare the energy sectors recent run to the S&P 500, its not even close. The Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSE:XLE) has jumped more than 25% since Sept. 1. The S&P is up a 15% over the same timeframe.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Joe Tigay spoke on Bloomberg Markets about his trading strategy in Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (NYSE: XLE).

    He said crude oil has been trading between $50 and $55 lately and every time it drops close to $50, domestic supply decreases and the price moves higher. He believes crude oil could move higher from its current price level and he wants to set up a bullish strategy. He wants to buy Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) shares and sell the April $73 call for $1.40.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of ExxonMobil have ticked up 0.1% to $81.89 at 3:17 p.m. today, while Chevron has risen 0.5% to $108.62. The Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) has advanced 0.1% to $69.31.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday, ExxonMobil (XOM) reported earnings that didn’t do much to excite investors, and today its shares are falling again, making my bearish call from Jan. 14 look better and better. Strategas Research Partners’ Chris Verrone and team note that Exxon–the largest stock in the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) with a 16% weighting–continues to weigh on the energy sector:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of ExxonMobil have advanced 0.8% to $81.89 at 2:02 p.m. today, while the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) has advanced 0.4% to $68.07.

     

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Online travel stock Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) reportedQ1 2017 earnings after the market closed on Tuesday with shares up in afterhours /premarket trading. Q1 revenue rose 6% (or 7% on a constant currency basis) to $372 million as hotel revenue grew 4% to $314 million and non-hotel revenue rose 18% to $58 million.Net income was $13 million versus $29 million. Key business metrics cited in the earnings report included:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Angie’s List basically back to breakeven while other online review stocks like small cap Yelp Inc (NYSE: YELP) and mid cap Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) have performed a bit better with mid capacquirer IAC has been a better performer:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    TripAdvisor (TRIP) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today, a reversal of yesterday’s big gain following the news thatExpedia (EXPE) would participate in its Instant Booking program.

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    TripAdvisordropped 5.1% to $46.28 today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.3% to 2,265.18.

    In a note published yesterday, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s Rodney Hull and team called the announcement a “positive for [the] platform” but worried about the fact that “shopper growth and monetization have been muted.” They explain:

    Ultimately, TripAdvisor is seeking to improve its revenue per shopper which trails its OTA peers who earn 4-5x more per shopper by driving booking and repeat booking activity on their sites. On a positive note, TripAdvisor stated that US trends improved through the third quarter and that transaction revenue and rev/shopper turned positive in October. Further, green shoots in app bookings and vaulted credit cards are noteworthy. However, the dual headwinds of mobile and the IB transition continue to negatively impact financials as well as the “flywheel” for shopper growth and visibility into improving growth remains limited, aside from easing comps. We have a positive view of the company’s longer-term monetization opportunity, but we await further signs of inflection in growth and profitability, which may follow a larger ad campaign. Recall, the company reduced its margin outlook for 2017 on the 3Q call as it will likely look to increase paid marketing spend and invest revenue per shopper gains to restart the flywheel

    TripAdvisor’s market capitalization fell to $6.7 billion today from $7.1 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $198 million on sales of $1.5 billion in 2015.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) to report quarterly earnings at $0.10 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion before the opening bell. Avon Products shares rose 2.39 percent to $6.00 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) to report quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.44 billion before the opening bell. MGM shares rose 1.01 percent to $29.90 in after-hours trading.
    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported better-than-expected results for its second quarter and raised its quarterly dividend to $0.29 per share. Cisco shares rose 2.13 percent to $33.52 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $2.01 billion. Dean Foods shares rose 0.49 percent to $20.55 in after-hours trading.
    Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) posted weaker-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Wednesday. Tripadvisor shares dropped 5.60 percent to $49.75 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) to have earned $0.77 per share on revenue of $3.42 billion in the latest quarter. Waste Management will release earnings before the markets open. Waste Management shares rose 2.27 percent to $72.97 in after-hours trading.

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc.(JAZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) has jumped 6.3% to $149.45 after settling a patent dispute.

    CarMax (KMX) gained 2.4% to $58 after beating earnings and sales forecasts.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    In December, I included Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) in a list of the three top healthcare stocks investors were overlooking. At that time, I noted that the biotech stock could be a diamond in the rough with its promising pipeline and low valuation.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    The earnings report summarized the following recent milestones:

    The formation of a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to provide expert guidance and insight as the Company advances towards product commercialization. in October, Pfenex announced the hiring of Steven Sandoval as Chief Manufacturing Officer.Steven has over 25 years of commercial biopharmaceutical engineering and operations experience, specializing in commercial operations, facility design and licensure of large scale biopharmaceutical commercial manufacturing facilities. Following the announcement in August of the positive Phase 1 trial data for Pfenex’s recombinant anthrax vaccine, discussions with BARDA have been progressing. Pfenex anticipates initiating the PF708 pivotal clinical program by year end. Pfenex entered into a collaboration with Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) on multiple hematology/oncology product candidates in July. Regulatory feedback for PF529, Pfenex’s biosimilar candidate to Neulasta (pegfilgrastim), is expected by the end of 2016 and following that feedback, the development path and potential timeline will be outlined.

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  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) is trading up nearly 9% Thursday, thanks to its settlement with Hikma Pharmaceuticals over the firms patent dispute.

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    As part of the agreement, Hikma will get to sell a generic version of the drug in question, narcolepsy treatment Xyrem, in 2023, for up to five years, while Jazz will get royalties on those sales.

    Janney Montgomery Scotts Ken Trbovich upgraded the shares from Neutral to Buy on the news, and also increased his price target from $138 to $175. From his note:

    While this comes about three years earlier than previous settlements with other generic filers, it eliminates the risk of an earlier launch. Six months thereafter Hikma may launch its own generic and others may potentially be able to launch as well. Importantly, Jazz will receive a meaningful royalty on sales, retain the right to launch its own AG, and can authorize other AGs after the initial 6-month Hikma period.

    Jazz shares are up 8.9% to $153.2o at recent check.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Helen of Troy Limited(HELE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Helen of Troy (HELE) is trading lower Friday, after reporting a mixed first quarter.

    The personal care products company said it earned $1.27 a share on revenue that rose 0.8% to $347.9 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.17 per share on revenue of $356.1 million. Gross profit margin increased 2.3 percentage points to 43.8%, while cash flow from operations climbed from $37.8 million in the year ago period to $41.7 million.

    For the full year, Helen of Troy expects to earn between $5.85 to $6.35 a share on revenue of $1.57 billion to $1.62 billion. Analysts are modeling for earnings of $6.12 a share on revenue of $1.6 billion. However the company also warned that it expects a decline in sales for its nutritional supplement division.

    Jefferies Trevor Young reiterated a Buy rating and $114 price target on the stock today:

    Despite the 1Q revenue miss and ~30bps (~$4m) expected incremental FX headwinds, management maintained its FY revenue and adjusted EPS guidance (GAAP EPS came down $0.23 on the high and low end due to $6.6m of after tax non-cash asset impairment and patent litigation charges). Embedded in this guidance is the assumption of beauty coming in at the low end of the previous -7% to -12% range, and nutritional declining MSD (vs. flat to LSD positive growth previously). We believe this implies that housewares (MSD positive growth guidance previously) and health & home (LSD positive growth previously) would have to perform incrementally better than prior expectations, which we view as a positive.

    The shares are down 3.3% to $99.31 in recent trading.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Meritage Corporation(MTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

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

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Paychex Inc.(PAYX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter on Wednesday.

    Paychex posted Q3 earnings of $0.56 per share on revenue of $795.8 million. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.54 per share on revenue of $799.0 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $751.52 million. Paychex shares rose 1.10 percent to close at $56.14 on Wednesday.
    Wall Street expects Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) to post a quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $2.95 billion. Micron shares rose 0.76 percent to $13.29 in after-hours trading.
    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter and issued a weak outlook. Pier 1 Imports shares dropped 6.07 percent to $5.11 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) to have earned $0.74 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion in the latest quarter. McCormick shares fell 0.59 percent to $102.10 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Monica Gerson]

     

    Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $1.81 billion.
    ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $751.52 million.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $2.95 billion.
    McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share.
    Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHN) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $356.41 million.
    Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE: FC) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $49.89 million.
    Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.99 per share on revenue of $148.43 million.

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  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.50 per share on revenue of $751.20 million.

    UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $362.62 million.

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    Wednesday brings earnings from General Mills (GIS) , which will likely be disappointing, Paychex (PAYX) , which will likely be good, and an analyst meeting from Cisco Systems (CSCO) , which needs to show investors it still has more growth ahead.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Grow Solutions Holdings, Inc. (GRSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Grow Solutions Holdings Inc (OTC: GRSO) acquired Keys Organic and Hydroponic Supply.

    "What we are starting to see here is aggregation in the highly-fragmented hydroponic and grow supply industry. Most of these stores, including Keys Organic and Hydroponic Supply, are typically local or regional — This results in a very fragmented market."
    "We saw this [aggregation] happen with grocery stores, the finance industry, auto dealerships — Bigger names come in. So, instead of Bob's Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) Dealership or Fred'sGeneral Motors Company (NYSE: GM) outlet, you'll get companies likeAutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) come in, put them under a single brand, consolidate HR and other expenses to develop economies of scale and really help additional bottom line."
    “Another way to look at it is, there's coffee shops all around the world, but there's also Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), which started locally […] and developed really organically. But, they could just buy the local coffee shop, redesign it to the Starbucks brand, put their name on it… Now they have the distribution network, the backing of Starbucks, Starbucks will take care of their HR, their payroll — It's a more synergistic approach and a really value-add if they can consolidate any level of scale.”

    Elev8 Brands Inc (OTC: VATE) acquired O2 Breathe, LLC, a company supplying portable oxygen bars and aromatherapy inhalers.

best stock under 20

Frontier Communications’ (NYSE:FTR) current stock price means that the downside is limited, which has made it an interesting stock to consider. I still believe that the company has to do a lot to improve its core business and capital structure, but the risk-reward equation is now tilting towards the reward side. It is not as risky a stock as it was a year ago, because the stock has already lost more than 70% in the last year. This means that most of the negatives have already been priced in. As the reverse stock split comes into effect (explained in the following paragraphs), there might be some further downward movement. However, if the management is able to show some improvement in leverage and profitability, then this fall should be temporary. I believe the upside can be substantial from here on if the management is able to show some progress in core business.

In my last article about Frontier Communications, I agreed with the analysts at Goldman Sachs that the dividend might be slashed – in fact, I advocated a dividend cut although the dividend coverage was still sufficient. The reasons behind this recommendation were Frontier’s abnormal dividend yield, pressure on stock price, improving the credit profile and reducing the stress on cash flows and EBITDA. Reduction in dividend payments by 62% (down to $0.04 per quarter from $0.105) should reduce stress on cash flows. However, suspending dividend completely would have been a better option, in my opinion. It would have given the management more room to play with the capital structure.

best stock under 20: Hexcel Corporation(HXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) issued a weak profit and sales forecast for 2017.
    VeriFone Systems Inc (NYSE: PAY) reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter, but issued a weak outlook for the first quarter.
    Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) lifted its quarterly dividend by 30 percent to $1.42 per share. The company’s board also announced a a new $14 billion share buyback plans.
    Inovalon Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: INOV) cut its earnings and revenue guidance for full year 2016.

best stock under 20: Genie Energy Ltd.(GNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, utilities shares fell by 0.75 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 5 percent, and Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: CWCO), down 2 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, utilities shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.34 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 11 percent, and American Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: AMID) down 2 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, utilities shares fell by 0.58 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ: MSEX), down 2 percent, and Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 4 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares fell 0.48 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 3 percent, and Southwest Gas Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: SWX), down 2.5 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, utilities shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.22 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 8 percent, and Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ: ARTNA) down 2 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, utilities shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.32 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 3 percent, and SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG), down 3 percent.

best stock under 20: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $218.41 million.

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best stock under 20: The ExOne Company(XONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap 3D printer stock ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE) reportedQ1 2017 earnings after theWednesday market close. Consolidated revenue rose 29% to $10.869 million as machine revenue nearly doubled to $4.3 million versus $2.2 million in the first quarter of 2016. On a machine unit basis, five machines were sold in the first quarter of 2017 compared with one in the 2016 first quarter. Non-machine revenue increased 6% to $6.6 million, compared with $6.2 million in the first quarter of 2016, with the growth driven by increased consumable materials and service due to a larger installed base of machines. The earnings report warned:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Voxeljet AGalong with other small cap 3D printing stocks like ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE), 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys, Ltd (NASDAQ: SSYS) all peaking around 2013-2014, but also showing some signs of life in recent months:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows 3D Systems Corporation outperformingother 3D printing stocks like small caps ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE), Stratasys, Ltd (NASDAQ: SSYS)and Voxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) with all four peaking around the same time in 2013/2014 before crashing with some signs of stabilization over the past 1 1/2 years:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap 3D printer stock ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE) is scheduled for after the marketcloses onThursday (March 16th). 3D printer stocks had their day in the sun a fewyears ago, buthave been disappointing investors eversincethe 3Dbubble burst whileHP Inc (NYSE: HPQ) entering the printer market with its Jet Fusion 3D adds further headwinds. However,3D printershares appear to have stabilized as the short interest has largely been cleared out.

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

best stock under 20: Paychex Inc.(PAYX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter on Wednesday.

    Paychex posted Q3 earnings of $0.56 per share on revenue of $795.8 million. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.54 per share on revenue of $799.0 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $751.52 million. Paychex shares rose 1.10 percent to close at $56.14 on Wednesday.
    Wall Street expects Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) to post a quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $2.95 billion. Micron shares rose 0.76 percent to $13.29 in after-hours trading.
    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter and issued a weak outlook. Pier 1 Imports shares dropped 6.07 percent to $5.11 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) to have earned $0.74 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion in the latest quarter. McCormick shares fell 0.59 percent to $102.10 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.50 per share on revenue of $751.20 million.

    UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $362.62 million.

good stock investments

It is the golden rule of mutual fund picking: If youre a do-it-yourself investor, avoid load funds, which charge commissions of up to 5.75% every time you buy shares. But were going to break that rule, sort of. Thats because many discount brokers, such as Fidelity and Charles Schwab, let you buy load funds without paying a sales charge.

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The catch: Some load funds trade load-free only at certain brokerage firms. And some commission-free platforms may offer a few funds within a family, but not all.

To help you, weve selected seven solid load funds that are available through at least two major brokerage firms without a load or a transaction fee. Returns are through December 31.

U.S. stock funds
Columbia Disciplined Core A AQEAX

After subpar results between 2007 and 2009, this large-company stock fund got a new manager, and its performance improved markedly. Since Brian Condon came on board in May 2010, the fund has returned an annualized 15%, beating Standard & Poors 500-stock index by an average of 0.7 percentage point per year.

good stock investments: Approach Resources Inc.(AREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares fell 0.83 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO), down 10 percent, and Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: AREX), down 8 percent.

good stock investments: Versar, Inc.(VSR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Versar Inc. (NYSE: VSR) were down 36 percent to $1.61. Versar reported a Q3 loss of $1.34 per share on revenue of $36.5 million.

    Breitburn Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: BBEP) was down, falling around 70 percent to $0.0580 as the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Versar Inc. (NYSE: VSR) shares shot up 37 percent to $1.55 after the company disclosed that its long-term joint venture with Johnson Controls Federal Systems was awarded up to $950 million IDIQ contract with U.S. Air Force.

good stock investments: AFC Enterprises Inc.(AFCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By AnnaLisa Kraft]

    AFC Enterprises (NASDAQ: AFCE  ) , which owns the Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen quick- serve chain, once an undiscovered gem, has now soared 66% over the last year.

good stock investments: Match Group, Inc.(MTCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    In its first full year as a publicly traded company, online dating conglomerateMatch Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) surged past expectations, climbing 26%.

    A number of factors led to its standout performance, including blockbuster growth from Tinder, strong operating leverage, and consistently beaten earnings estimates. Let’s take a closer look at how things played out in 2016.

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

good stock investments: Bank of Nova Scotia (The)(BNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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good stock investments: The ExOne Company(XONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Voxeljet AGalong with other small cap 3D printing stocks like ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE), 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys, Ltd (NASDAQ: SSYS) all peaking around 2013-2014, but also showing some signs of life in recent months:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap 3D printer stock ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE) reportedQ1 2017 earnings after theWednesday market close. Consolidated revenue rose 29% to $10.869 million as machine revenue nearly doubled to $4.3 million versus $2.2 million in the first quarter of 2016. On a machine unit basis, five machines were sold in the first quarter of 2017 compared with one in the 2016 first quarter. Non-machine revenue increased 6% to $6.6 million, compared with $6.2 million in the first quarter of 2016, with the growth driven by increased consumable materials and service due to a larger installed base of machines. The earnings report warned: