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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Equities research analysts expect Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX) to report sales of $1.53 billion for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Five analysts have provided estimates for Clorox’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $1.55 billion and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.52 billion. Clorox posted sales of $1.50 billion in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 2%. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Wednesday, November 7th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Clorox will report full year sales of $6.34 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $6.30 billion to $6.37 billion. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will report sales of $6.52 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $6.48 billion to $6.53 billion. Zacks’ sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Clorox.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Acadia Realty Trust(AKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Corecivic (NYSE:CXW) and Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:AKR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:AKR) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019 12:00 p.m. ET

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Zumiez Inc.(ZUMZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) CEO Richard Miles Brooks sold 3,957 shares of Zumiez stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.00, for a total transaction of $106,839.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 3,709,067 shares in the company, valued at approximately $100,144,809. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Divisar Capital Management LLC reduced its position in shares of Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) by 81.6% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 26,994 shares of the apparel and footwear maker’s stock after selling 120,085 shares during the period. Zumiez comprises approximately 0.2% of Divisar Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 26th largest position. Divisar Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Zumiez were worth $676,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Video processor maker Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) was once a red-hot stock, thanks in large part to its position as a key chip supplier in GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) action cameras. Unfortunately for Ambarella, GoPro’s success was relatively short-lived, and on top of that, GoPro ultimately designed Ambarella out of future products. During the company’s most recent earnings call, Ambarella CFO Casey Eichler said that “GoPro continued to be immaterial in the current quarter.” 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 29th. The semiconductor company reported ($0.28) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.27) by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $57.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $57.12 million. Ambarella had a negative net margin of 9.97% and a negative return on equity of 5.35%. Ambarella’s revenue for the quarter was down 35.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.75 earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Ambarella Inc will post -1.02 EPS for the current year.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) and Hanwha Q Cells (NASDAQ:HQCL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Blackrock Global(BGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cornerstone Advisory LLP reduced its stake in shares of BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (NYSE:BGT) by 34.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 37,398 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 19,999 shares during the quarter. Cornerstone Advisory LLP’s holdings in BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust were worth $489,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: First Interstate BancSystem Inc.(FIBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sun Life Financial INC purchased a new position in shares of First Interstate Bancsystem Inc (NASDAQ:FIBK) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 9,814 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $414,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Interstate Bancsystem Inc (NASDAQ:FIBK) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $46.33.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lifted its stake in shares of First Interstate BancSystem (NASDAQ:FIBK) by 4.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 464,152 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 20,543 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned 0.82% of First Interstate BancSystem worth $18,357,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: SodaStream International Ltd.(SODA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA) recently announced surprisingly strong first-quarter earnings as sales growth sped up to a 25% pace and profitability improved. The seller of at-home carbonated beverage machines is benefiting from a long-term trend of rising global demand for sparkling water.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Sometimes it takes years for buyout chatter to finally materialize. PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) is announcing that it will be acquiring SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA) in an all-cash deal valued at $3.2 billion. Both boards have approved the transaction that will cash out SodaStream investors at $144 a share. The purchase is expected to close in January, as long as the majority of SodaStream shareholders vote in favor of the deal.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA) stock climbed 63.5 % in August, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The company’s share price skyrocketed following blockbuster quarterly results, then posted more big gains later in the month on news that the business was being acquired by PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc(ADAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ADAP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Leerink Swann reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics in a report on Thursday, March 15th. BidaskClub downgraded Adaptimmune Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded Adaptimmune Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Monday. SunTrust Banks increased their target price on Adaptimmune Therapeutics to $18.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 10th. Finally, Cowen restated a “buy” rating on shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.94.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ADAP) was downgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ADAP) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.24) by $0.20, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Adaptimmune Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 32.26% and a negative net margin of 185.39%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($3.00) EPS.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Liberty Tax, Inc.(TAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acacia Research (NASDAQ: ACTG) and Liberty Tax (NASDAQ:TAX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Panasonic Corporation (PCRFY)

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    However, Panasonic (OTCPK:PCRFY) announced this week that it was happy to consider further investment in the Nevada facility. A similar move in China is not unlikely. Tesla expects to triple its energy storage business this year but its problem has been getting supply to meet the demand. Panasonic’s announcement is probably connected to a very substantial energy storage contract win just announced by the company.

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    The production issue for batteries may improve with added input from partner Panasonic (OTCPK:PCRFY). They currently produce battery cells for Tesla in Nevada, and in Japan. At their recent earnings call CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga said they were looking at manufacturing battery cells at a new plant in China in conjunction with Tesla. They also predicted their automation energy business profit would double this year. This can be seen as a vote of confidence in Tesla and a bullish sign for Tesla stock. However, according to reports in the Nikkei Asian Review, there is as yet no definite commitment for a joint venture in China. Panasonic is the world’s largest battery supplier for EV’s.

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    JOLED is a company that was established in 2014 by by Japan Display, Sony (NYSE:SNE) and Panasonic (OTCPK:PCRFY). And they are not the only ones:

    During an OLED display Seminar in Korea, UniJet’s CEO Kim Seok-Soon said that new advances in Ink-Jet printing technologies could enable displays that are over 500 PPI – and so make printing a viable technology to produce small and medium-sized OLED panels.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Orange(ORAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    The trick is to separate high-quality income generators from their lower-quality peers. So we asked a few of your fellow investors here at The Motley Fool to share their best dividend ideas with yields of 4% or more. Read on to see why they recommend tech titan International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), international telecom Orange (NYSE:ORAN), and energy giant ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Orange (NYSE:ORAN) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Monday morning.

    ORAN has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Orange from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. BNP Paribas raised Orange from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Orange has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $19.00.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019

General Electric said Tuesday it will “adjust” its dividend once a just-announced spinoff of its health-care business is completed.

GE shares rose in premarket trading after the beleaguered industrial conglomerate said it would shed GE Healthcare and sell its stake in energy company Baker Hughes. The company said it would focus on the aviation, power and renewable energy businesses.

But lower in the announcement, the company addressed its payout, a touchy subject for the company since any change to its policy could send long-time retail holders of the blue chip headed for the exits:

“GE expects to maintain its current quarterly dividend, subject to Board approval, until GE Healthcare is established as an independent entity. At that time, the new GE Healthcare Board of Directors will determine GE Healthcare’s dividend policy, which GE expects to reflect healthcare industry practices. Also at that time, the GE Board expects to adjust the GE dividend with a target dividend policy in line with industrial peers.”

GE said the spinoff is expected to be completed within 12 to 18 months.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: CHS Inc(CHSCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about CHS Inc Preferred Shares Class B (NASDAQ:CHSCO) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CHS Inc Preferred Shares Class B earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.8637910025833 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Arrow Financial Corporation(AROW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Arrow Financial Co. (NASDAQ:AROW) reached a new 52-week high on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $40.05 and last traded at $39.80, with a volume of 105 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $40.05.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PacWest Banc (NASDAQ: PACW) and Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Arrow Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9957785453404 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: EZCORP, Inc.(EZPW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The credit services provider reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by ($0.01), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $199.94 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $198.24 million. EZCORP had a return on equity of 6.81% and a net margin of 5.33%. EZCORP’s quarterly revenue was up 8.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.12 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media 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. EZCORP earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.6717362487943 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased its position in shares of EZCORP Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 25.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,230,426 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 417,887 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned about 2.26% of EZCORP worth $16,241,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EZCORP (NASDAQ: EZPW) and Zagg (NASDAQ:ZAGG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Duff & Phelps Utilities Income, Inc.(DNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. lifted its holdings in DNP Select Income Fund Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:DNP) by 108.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 17,485 shares of the investment management company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,084 shares during the period. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD.’s holdings in DNP Select Income Fund Inc. Common Stock were worth $180,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Zumiez Inc.(ZUMZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Robert W. Baird reiterated their hold rating on shares of Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. Robert W. Baird currently has a $28.00 target price on the apparel and footwear maker’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Zumiez’s (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) same-store sales increased by 4.9% during the month of January. Zumiez’s stock rose by 7.6% in the first full-day of trading following the news.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) chief economist Jan Hatzius has a message for the markets. Hatzius said in a research note on Monday that U.S. GDP has likely peaked. “The current pace is probably as good as it gets because we expect the impulse from financial conditions to gradually turn more negative,” Hatzius said.
    The European Union slapped America with roughly $3.3 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods. The tariffs, which are in retaliation to the Trump administration’s recent steel and aluminum tariffs on the EU, will go into effect in July. They specifically target products like cigarettes, whiskey, denim, and orange juice.
    Stocks to Watch Today: AVGO, AGN, GOOGL, TSLA
    Broadcom Ltd. (Nasdaq: AVGO) leads a busy day of earnings reports. Wall Street anticipates the firm will report earnings per share of $4.77 on top of $5.00 billion in revenue. Uncertainty still remains on whether the company will be able to purchase industry rival Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) in a deal that would be the largest technology merger in the history of the markets.
    Shares of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) are under pressure due to more regulatory scrutiny by the European Union. Shares were off slightly this morning as investors digested a report from The Financial Times indicating the EU will hit the firm with a antitrust fine.
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock popped nearly 10% Wednesday, crushing short sellers of the stock. Investors betting against the stock lost a collective $1 billion on paper yesterday, according to S3 Partners. This week, founder Elon Musk won a battle to maintain his roles as both CEO and chair. He also provided a boost of optimism to TSLA stock over production expectations for the Model 3 vehicle.
    Allergan Inc. (NYSE: AGN) shares are up 2.4% thanks to its latest activist investor. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn purchased a small stake in the drug maker at a time when other activist investors are pushing for strategic changes by the company.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fund Inc(FLC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fd (NYSE:FLC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fd earned a news sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 48.1757663908196 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Liberty Property Trust(LPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DiamondRock Hospitality (NYSE:DRH) and Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Liberty Property Trust (LPT) Receives “Buy” Rating from SunTrust Banks (americanbankingnews.com) FY2019 Earnings Estimate for Liberty Property Trust (LPT) Issued By KeyCorp (americanbankingnews.com) $163.17 Million in Sales Expected for Liberty Property Trust (LPT) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Liberty Property Trust (LPT) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several research firms have recently issued reports on LPT. Sandler O’Neill set a $44.00 target price on shares of Liberty Property Trust and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 25th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Liberty Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 17th. Morgan Stanley lowered their target price on shares of Liberty Property Trust from $44.00 to $43.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, June 14th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of Liberty Property Trust from $44.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Liberty Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $44.83.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Liberty Property Trust Announces Third Quarter 2018 Dividend (feeds.benzinga.com) Zacks: Brokerages Expect Liberty Property Trust (LPT) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $160.48 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Liberty Property's The Navy Yard Portfolio Now 99% Leased (finance.yahoo.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect Liberty Property Trust (LPT) Will Announce Earnings of $0.65 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) High Demand Keeps Liberty's Richmond, Norfolk Assets Occupied (finance.yahoo.com)

    Shares of LPT opened at $43.00 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $6.36 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.60, a PEG ratio of 2.73 and a beta of 0.61. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 1.76 and a quick ratio of 1.76. Liberty Property Trust has a twelve month low of $37.77 and a twelve month high of $45.40.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation(TYG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    UBS Group AG lifted its holdings in shares of Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. (NYSE:TYG) by 5.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 205,851 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 10,728 shares during the period. UBS Group AG owned 0.42% of Tortoise Energy Infrastructure worth $5,142,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Moneygram International, Inc.(MGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cardtronics (NASDAQ: MGI) and Moneygram International (NASDAQ:MGI) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Clearline Capital LP bought a new position in shares of Moneygram International Inc (NASDAQ:MGI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 17,799 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $153,000.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    MoneyGram International (NASDAQ:MGI) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 11, 2019 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF(VCSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Allianz Investment Management LLCiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond (LQD) – 3,271,938 shares, 72.31% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 54.10%SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Corporate Bond (SPIB) – 2,000,000 shares, 12.63% of the total portfolio. New PositioniShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU) – 618,046 shares, 12.48% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 757.25%Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) – 88,000 shares, 1.3% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 35.38%iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (CSJ) – 65,470 shares, 1.28% of the total portfolio. New Purchase: SPDR

  • [By Luke Kawa]

    The three-month moving average of weekly flows into the iShares Short Maturity Bond exchange-traded fund (NEAR), Floating Rate Bond ETF (FLOT), SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High-Yield Bond ETF (SJNK), PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio (BKLN) and Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) sank to a record low outflow of $18 million after the first week of 2018.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “2,702 Shares in VANGUARD SCOTTS/VANGUARD SHORT-TERM (VCSH) Acquired by Exencial Wealth Advisors LLC” was originally published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this article on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of US & international copyright law. The correct version of this article can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4151990/2702-shares-in-vanguard-scotts-vanguard-short-term-vcsh-acquired-by-exencial-wealth-advisors-llc.html.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Quantitative Advantage LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Crprte Bnd Idx Fd (BMV:VCSH) by 4.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 46,837 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,031 shares during the quarter. Quantitative Advantage LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Short-Term Crprte Bnd Idx Fd were worth $3,658,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Crprte Bnd Idx Fd (BMV:VCSH) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 7,868 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $617,000.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019

General Electric has a mountain of legal problems.

The company’s well-established financial troubles could be made worse by legal headaches that may cost the conglomerate billions of dollars, new filings show.

The SEC is investigating GE’s accounting tactics and its massive insurance losses. The Justice Department is probing GE’s (GE) pre-crisis sale of subprime mortgage. Furious shareholders are suing GE and former top executives over allegedly misleading statements.

JPMorgan estimates that the company faces more than $9.2 billion in damage claims in addition to other potential losses from the SEC and shareholder lawsuits.

Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) sold its stake in GE last year, told CNBC on Monday that “clearly there were mistakes made” at GE.

“The accounting at GE has not been a model at all in recent years,” Buffett said.

GE’s stock briefly sank below $14 on Monday for the first time since July 2010.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc.(TCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Transcontinental Realty Investors (NYSE:TCI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Transcontinental Realty Investors earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Zumiez Inc.(ZUMZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) CEO Richard Miles Brooks sold 3,957 shares of Zumiez stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.00, for a total transaction of $106,839.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 3,709,067 shares in the company, valued at approximately $100,144,809. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 7, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) shares were down 10% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $20.50 and last traded at $21.25. Approximately 1,646,558 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 258% from the average daily volume of 459,709 shares. The stock had previously closed at $23.60.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) chief economist Jan Hatzius has a message for the markets. Hatzius said in a research note on Monday that U.S. GDP has likely peaked. “The current pace is probably as good as it gets because we expect the impulse from financial conditions to gradually turn more negative,” Hatzius said.
    The European Union slapped America with roughly $3.3 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods. The tariffs, which are in retaliation to the Trump administration’s recent steel and aluminum tariffs on the EU, will go into effect in July. They specifically target products like cigarettes, whiskey, denim, and orange juice.
    Stocks to Watch Today: AVGO, AGN, GOOGL, TSLA
    Broadcom Ltd. (Nasdaq: AVGO) leads a busy day of earnings reports. Wall Street anticipates the firm will report earnings per share of $4.77 on top of $5.00 billion in revenue. Uncertainty still remains on whether the company will be able to purchase industry rival Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) in a deal that would be the largest technology merger in the history of the markets.
    Shares of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) are under pressure due to more regulatory scrutiny by the European Union. Shares were off slightly this morning as investors digested a report from The Financial Times indicating the EU will hit the firm with a antitrust fine.
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock popped nearly 10% Wednesday, crushing short sellers of the stock. Investors betting against the stock lost a collective $1 billion on paper yesterday, according to S3 Partners. This week, founder Elon Musk won a battle to maintain his roles as both CEO and chair. He also provided a boost of optimism to TSLA stock over production expectations for the Model 3 vehicle.
    Allergan Inc. (NYSE: AGN) shares are up 2.4% thanks to its latest activist investor. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn purchased a small stake in the drug maker at a time when other activist investors are pushing for strategic changes by the company.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: North American Energy Partners, Inc.(NOA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ: TUSK) and North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) (TSE:NOA) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring 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. North American Construction Group earned a news impact score of 0.44 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0166679067395 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Franks International (NYSE: NOA) and North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Valley National Bancorp(VLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Valley National Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7359041169613 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trustmark (NASDAQ: TRMK) and Valley National Bank (NYSE:VLY) 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, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) – Investment analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies cut their Q3 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Valley National Bancorp in a research note issued on Monday, February 4th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Breese now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.24 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.25. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Valley National Bancorp’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.24 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $0.95 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.26 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.26 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.26 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.04 EPS.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc(AHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (NYSE:AHT) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $8.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,363 ($31.46).

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Euronav NV(EURN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) fell 10.8 percent to $37.02 in pre-market trading after the company issued downbeat Q2 guidance.
    Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW) fell 9.2 percent to $122.29 in pre-market trading. Edwards Lifesciences reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter, but issued weak earnings guidance for the second quarter.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.8 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading after rising 4.13 percent on Tuesday.
    Gold Fields Limited (ADR) (NYSE: GFI) fell 8.6 percent to $3.61 in pre-market trading.
    Natus Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ: BABY) fell 8.2 percent to $32.95 in pre-market trading after the company issued weak forecast for the second quarter.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares fell 7.9 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading after climbing 27.09 percent on Tuesday.
    Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: BEDU) shares fell 6.7 percent to $13.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sangamo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SGMO) fell 5.9 percent to $16.75 in pre-market trading following announcement of a $200 million common stock offering.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) shares fell 5.7 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading after declining 3.32 percent on Tuesday.
    Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN) fell 4.8 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) shares fell 4.3 percent to $4.69 in pre-market trading.
    Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ: GLPI) shares fell 4.1 percent to $32.92 in pre-market trading after the company issued downbeat quarterly results and reported the retirement of CFO William Clifford

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Qualys, Inc.(QLYS)

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    Qualys (QLYS) : “I think this is a good company, but everything is coming down, so let’s wait to buy some more.”

    HEICO (HEI) : “We’re not buying anything at a 52-week high — but on a pullback, you bet.”

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Align Technology (ALGN) , Regions Financial (RF) , Edwards Lifesciences (EW) , Qualys (QLYS) and HEICO (HEI) .

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Asset Management One Co. Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) by 32.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,110 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,980 shares during the quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Qualys were worth $590,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Qualys Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) was up 1.7% at $96.41 ahead of earnings, but the guidance had the shares down almost 16% at $81.00 on Wednesday morning. JPMorgan downgraded it to Underweight from Neutral and cut the price target to $82 from $90. Wedbush maintained its Outperform rating with a $95 price target, but noted that guidance was nothing to write home about and addresses whether guidance was conservative or if there is a slowing demand.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Qualys Call Options (QLYS)” was published by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece of content on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of international copyright & trademark law. The legal version of this piece of content can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4147960/stock-traders-buy-large-volume-of-qualys-call-options-qlys.html.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $86.00 and last traded at $85.60, with a volume of 20160 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $83.55.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(XHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) – Jefferies Group issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Xenia Hotels & Resorts in a note issued to investors on Thursday, May 31st. Jefferies Group analyst D. Katz forecasts that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.62 for the quarter. Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating and a $29.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Xenia Hotels & Resorts’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.48 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.46 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $2.06 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN) and Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Gaming publishers are always looking for the next big thing. The odds of scoring a huge hit are vanishingly small, even for a short-term victory. Consider the case of Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), the social gaming veteran that struck gold with FarmVille and Words With Friends once upon a time. The company went public at the very height of that adrenaline rush. If you bought in at Zynga’s peak share prices in the spring of 2012, you’ve weathered a 70% cut to your investment’s value so far. Like I said, it’s a long way down from the top.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    WARNING: “Zynga (ZNGA) Stock Price Up 5.1%” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this news story on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. and international copyright & trademark legislation. The original version of this news story can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4134284/zynga-znga-stock-price-up-5-1.html.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Zynga Inc  (NASDAQ:ZNGA)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The company reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.04 by ($0.02), reports. Zynga had a return on equity of 1.13% and a net margin of 1.70%. The business had revenue of $248.69 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $245.78 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.01 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA trimmed its position in shares of Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) by 7.3% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 189,256 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,840 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Zynga were worth $770,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: CVB Financial Corporation(CVBF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC reduced its holdings in CVB Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CVBF) by 45.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 21,054 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 17,754 shares during the period. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC’s holdings in CVB Financial were worth $477,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CVB Financial (NASDAQ:CVBF) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Wynn Resorts (WYNN) sunk to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after China said it would limit ATM withdrawals in Macau.

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Shares of Wynn Resorts dropped 11% to$90.72 today, while the S&P 500 gained 0.2% to 2,246.19.

My colleague Dimitra DeFotis, who runs Barron’s Emerging Markets Daily, explains what happened:

The move is another in a series to tackle the flight of illicit Chinese cash via casinos. According to a South China Morning Post story, Macaus monetary authority is halving the cash withdrawals allowed for holders of China UnionPay bank cards, effective Saturday. Billions of yuan reportedly have disappeared from the mainland, despite government currency restrictions on card purchases of gambling chips.

Wynn wasn’t the only Macau casino operator that took it on the chin today. Las Vegas Sands (LVS) tumbled 13% to $54.67, while Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL) plunged 14% to $16.87, and MGM Resorts International (MGM) dropped 4.3% to $28.65.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: BorgWarner Inc.(BWA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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]

    Wells Fargo & Co upgraded shares of BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research note published on Wednesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage currently has $56.00 price objective on the auto parts company’s stock, down from their prior price objective of $57.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Baird Financial Group Inc. decreased its stake in BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE:BWA) by 2.4% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 121,422 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 2,931 shares during the quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in BorgWarner were worth $6,099,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE:BWA) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eighteen research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $57.64.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Zumiez Inc.(ZUMZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) shares were down 10% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $20.50 and last traded at $21.25. Approximately 1,646,558 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 258% from the average daily volume of 459,709 shares. The stock had previously closed at $23.60.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) chief economist Jan Hatzius has a message for the markets. Hatzius said in a research note on Monday that U.S. GDP has likely peaked. “The current pace is probably as good as it gets because we expect the impulse from financial conditions to gradually turn more negative,” Hatzius said.
    The European Union slapped America with roughly $3.3 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods. The tariffs, which are in retaliation to the Trump administration’s recent steel and aluminum tariffs on the EU, will go into effect in July. They specifically target products like cigarettes, whiskey, denim, and orange juice.
    Stocks to Watch Today: AVGO, AGN, GOOGL, TSLA
    Broadcom Ltd.(Nasdaq: AVGO) leads a busy day of earnings reports. Wall Street anticipates the firm will report earnings per share of $4.77 on top of $5.00 billion in revenue. Uncertainty still remains on whether the company will be able to purchase industry rival Qualcomm Inc.(Nasdaq: QCOM) in a deal that would be the largest technology merger in the history of the markets.
    Shares of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) are under pressure due to more regulatory scrutiny by the European Union. Shares were off slightly this morning as investors digested a report from The Financial Times indicating the EU will hit the firm with a antitrust fine.
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock popped nearly 10% Wednesday, crushing short sellers of the stock. Investors betting against the stock lost a collective $1 billion on paper yesterday, according to S3 Partners. This week, founder Elon Musk won a battle to maintain his roles as both CEO and chair. He also provided a boost of optimism to TSLA stock over production expectations for the Model 3 vehicle.
    Allergan Inc. (NYSE: AGN) shares are up 2.4% thanks to its latest activist investor. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn purchased a small stake in the drug maker at a time when other activist investors are pushing for strategic changes by the company.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) CEO Richard Miles Brooks sold 3,957 shares of Zumiez stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.00, for a total transaction of $106,839.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 3,709,067 shares in the company, valued at approximately $100,144,809. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 7, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $27.00 and last traded at $26.72, with a volume of 30728 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $25.10.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cooper Companies, Inc. (COO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 7, 2018, 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    A number of research firms recently commented on COO. Goldman Sachs began coverage on shares of The Cooper Companies in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $231.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of The Cooper Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. TheStreet lowered shares of The Cooper Companies from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Oppenheimer set a $265.00 price objective on shares of The Cooper Companies and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 9th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $280.00 price objective (up previously from $277.00) on shares of The Cooper Companies in a research note on Friday, March 9th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The Cooper Companies currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $264.18.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the sixteen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $264.73.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) chief economist Jan Hatzius has a message for the markets. Hatzius said in a research note on Monday that U.S. GDP has likely peaked. “The current pace is probably as good as it gets because we expect the impulse from financial conditions to gradually turn more negative,” Hatzius said.
    The European Union slapped America with roughly $3.3 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods. The tariffs, which are in retaliation to the Trump administration’s recent steel and aluminum tariffs on the EU, will go into effect in July. They specifically target products like cigarettes, whiskey, denim, and orange juice.
    Stocks to Watch Today: AVGO, AGN, GOOGL, TSLA
    Broadcom Ltd.(Nasdaq: AVGO) leads a busy day of earnings reports. Wall Street anticipates the firm will report earnings per share of $4.77 on top of $5.00 billion in revenue. Uncertainty still remains on whether the company will be able to purchase industry rival Qualcomm Inc.(Nasdaq: QCOM) in a deal that would be the largest technology merger in the history of the markets.
    Shares of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) are under pressure due to more regulatory scrutiny by the European Union. Shares were off slightly this morning as investors digested a report from The Financial Times indicating the EU will hit the firm with a antitrust fine.
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock popped nearly 10% Wednesday, crushing short sellers of the stock. Investors betting against the stock lost a collective $1 billion on paper yesterday, according to S3 Partners. This week, founder Elon Musk won a battle to maintain his roles as both CEO and chair. He also provided a boost of optimism to TSLA stock over production expectations for the Model 3 vehicle.
    Allergan Inc. (NYSE: AGN) shares are up 2.4% thanks to its latest activist investor. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn purchased a small stake in the drug maker at a time when other activist investors are pushing for strategic changes by the company.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:COO) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the sixteen analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $265.40.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (EL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    With this in mind, I thought I would share three companies that I recently added to my portfolio: uniform rental company Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS), beauty and personal care product retailer Estee Lauder Company (NYSE:EL), and global market maker Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE). Here’s why I think they are great investments and why they made it into my portfolio.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL) was started as Outperform with a $170 price target (versus a $147.88 close) at Evercore ISI.

    Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) was downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight with a $160 price target (versus a $190.54 close) at First Analysis. Credit Suisse maintained its Outperform rating but raised its target price to $215 from $195.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Est茅e Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) had its price objective cut by Credit Suisse Group from $162.00 to $156.00 in a report issued on Thursday morning. They currently have an outperform rating on the stock.

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    “I was mulling over just this concept,” Cramer continues, “until we got quarterly earnings last week from Est茅e Lauder Cos. (EL)  . The company’s results seemed like a throwback to the good old days, where you got genuine growth through innovation, share take and emerging markets.”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board raised its stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) by 6.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 73,808 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 4,681 shares during the period. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board’s holdings in Estee Lauder Companies were worth $11,051,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Northrim BanCorp Inc(NRIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ: CFFN) and Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ:NRIM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kearny Financial (NASDAQ: KRNY) and Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ:NRIM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northrim BanCorp Inc (NASDAQ:NRIM)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $40.05 and last traded at $39.85, with a volume of 561 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $40.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ: NRIM) and Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: CrossAmerica Partners LP(CAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CrossAmerica Partners (NYSE:CAPL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 26th. The oil and gas company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.06. CrossAmerica Partners had a return on equity of 4.73% and a net margin of 0.84%. The company had revenue of $552.66 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $572.48 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that CrossAmerica Partners will post 0.24 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CrossAmerica Partners (NYSE:CAPL) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for CrossAmerica Partners in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 9th. Jefferies Group analyst C. Mandeville now forecasts that the oil and gas company will earn $0.24 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.32. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $28.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for CrossAmerica Partners’ Q1 2019 earnings at $0.07 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.13 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.14 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.42 EPS.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now

The Kraft Heinz Co. is a $100 billion market capitalization company that generates more than $26 billion in annual revenue by selling iconic brands like Heinz Ketchup, Velveeta Cheese and Kraft Macaroni. Starting in October, Kraft Heinzs finances will be overseen by a 29-year-old.

The company announced on Friday that David Knopf will be the new chief financial officer of Kraft Heinz. Knopf has been working since 2015 at Kraft Heinz, where his responsibilities included overseeing the Planters Nuts brand and heading global budget and business planning, as well as zero-based budgeting and financial strategic planning as a vice-president.

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Knopf is also a partner at 3G Capital, the private equity firm backed by billionaires Jorge Paulo Lemann, Carlos Alberto Sicupira, and Marcel Herrmann Telles. 3G partnered with Warren Buffett to buy Heinz in a $23 billion deal and then merged the company with Kraft.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Westell Technologies, Inc.(WSTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap high-performance wireless infrastructure solutions stock Westell Technologies (NASDAQ: WSTL) as a buy for our short-term portfolio:

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc.(CUBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    This "Trump pick" is a snub to the President’s trade and diplomatic reversals of Obama’s wins regarding Cuba. We are buying back Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund (CUBA), following in the footsteps of its founder, Tom Herzfeld, and his son Erik.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Statoil ASA(STO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Swinehart]

    Going forward I will be looking to add investments on my watchlist and trim other positions. It will be interesting to see how an overweight commodity portfolio will perform relative to the rest of the market.

     Cost Basis# SharesCurrent Price% of PortfolioCurrent ValueReturnMetal/Miners      Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS)$12.4985$11.043.75%$938.40-13.13%Sprott Physical Silver Trust (PSLV)$7.95125$8.744.37%$1,092.509.04%FreePort-McMoran (FCX)$31.6731$33.874.20%$1,049.976.50%Ishares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)$13.0695$10.644.04%$1,010.80-22.74%Energy      Statoil ASA(STO)$21.7940$22.683.63%$907.203.92%Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (VNR)$27.5636$27.874.01%$1,003.321.11%ConocoPhillips (COP)$63.6822.43$71.006.37%$1,592.5310.31%Agriculture      CVR Partner LP (UAN)$26.3630.9$18.932.34%$584.94-39.25%Adecoagro$6.78125$7.443.72%$930.008.87%Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)$34.8030$37.244.47%$1,117.206.55%Mixed Commodity      Powershares DB Commodity Index (DBC)$26.3540$25.954.15%$1,038.00-1.54%Sprott Resource Corp$3.34400$2.714.34%$1,084.00-23.25%    Total % of portfolio49.40%               Cost Basis12,666.00      Current Value12,348.86      Return-2.50%  Source: Investing For The Future Surge In Commodity Prices

    Disclosure: I am long ADM, FCX, UAN, AGRO, RING, VNR, SCPZF.PK, COP, DBC, PHYS, PSLV. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. (More…)

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    BP plc (ADR) (NYSE: BP), Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE: RDS-A) (NYSE: RDS-B) and Statoil ASA(ADR) (NYSE: STO) are expected to outperform their peers by offering: 1) the greatest rate of change in cost reduction through technology and innovation, 2) upstream portfolios with an attractive risk to reward profile and 3) sufficient liquidity to invest in future growth.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We believe that the equity market has neutralised much of its underweight energy positioning in 4Q/1Q, but was caught by the sharp rally in crude from end-January. Our base-case sees oil prices still higher by end-2016 (we see >$50/bbl), albeit with a choppy 2Q likely ahead. In this scenario a modest, rather than fully-fledged price-recovery we continue to place a lot of importance on self-help in driving ROE expansion (as opposed to relying simply on oil-leverage). Value-adjusted, we like the self-help stories around Total, Chevron, Statoil (STO), Royal Dutch Shell and Eni (E) in the group. Total is on the Citi European Focus list.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Norway’s Statoil ASA (NYSE: STO) announced this morning that it has acquired stakes in two North Sea projects from France’s Total S.A. (NYSE: TOT). The transaction, valued at $1.45 billion, includes a 51% equity stake in the Martin Linge field and a 40% stake in the Garantiana discovery, both located on Norway’s continental shelf.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    NORW reflects Norway's oil exposure. The ETF allocates nearly 28.8 percent of its weight to the energy, 870 basis points more than it devotes to its second-largest sector exposure, financial services. State-run Statoil ASA(ADR) (NYSE: STO) is NORW's largest individual holding at a weight of 15.3 percent, or 560 basis points more than NORW allocates to its second-largest holding.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Should oil prices recover, we believe that deepwater drilling activity growth should lag growth in US shale activity, as project economics is generally better in US shales, and E&Ps involved in US shales are generally quicker to react. Deepwater activity is largely comprises a handful of companies (Petrobras (PBR), Statoil (STO), Total (TOT), Shell (RDS.A), BP (BP), ONGC, ExxonMobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX)) and it is unlikely that these companies can meaningfully increase their rig demand in a short period of time to absorb the current oversupply. Thus, should oil prices rise in 2018, rig demand may increase, but likely not enough to tighten the market, given that supply equaling 43% of current working rig count is stacked and new supply equaling 25% of working rig count is under-construction and should be entering the market in the coming years. As a result, while we expect some improvement in rig utilization owing to rig retirements, it will unlikely be strong enough to meaningfully improve rates in 2018 above spot levels. Any demand increase in the interim could slow rig retirements materially, and be self-defeating. We thus are Sell rated on Transocean, Atwood and Noble.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: SandRidge Mississippian Trust II(SDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sandridge Mississippian Trust II (NYSE: SDR) dropped about 18% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $0.75 after closing at $0.95 on Friday. The 52-week high is $1.79. Volume was around 1.3 million, more than nine times the daily average of around 160,000. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (OPHLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Merck could achieve a consistent advantage versus BMS in treatment of 1L NSCLC. There is a precise crossroad that will determine the future of these two companies in this field: the question of whether or not Keytruda will be approved in May. Both the market and investors believe that it will indeed gain approval and BMS’s stock is already paying for that. In the short term, the repercussions will be the contractions in the sales of Opdivo in 2L and a bigger obstacle for Opdivo+Yervoy in 1L. But the BMS’s combo can catch up, thanks to a bigger efficacy, as I will explain in a future article. Meanwhile, a recent trial established that Merck has to pay BMS $625M plus royalties, as it infringed BMS’s intellectual property related to the use of anti-PD1 antibodies. The royalties will be 6.5% for sales between January 2017 and the end of 2023, followed by a 2.5% rate for the period from January 2024 to the end of 2026. Bristol-Myers Squibb will share the money by giving a quarter of the amount to the Japanese Ono Pharmaceutical (OTC:OPHLF), the company which had discovered Opdivo.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Vince Holding Corp.(VNCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Vince Holding Corp (NYSE: VNCE) were down around 15 percent to $3.67. Vince Holding projects full-year sales and EPS to come in at or below the low end of its earlier issued outlook.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap upscale apparel brandretailer Vince Holding Corp (NYSE: VNCE) reported Q1 2017 financial results before the market opened this morning. Net sales decreased 14.2% to $58.0 million as wholesale segment sales decreased 20.9% to $35.4 million, primarily due to a reduction in full-price orders as a result of the elimination of the Companys summer delivery, and asdirect-to-consumer segment salesfell 1.0% to $22.6 million. Comparable sales decreased 5.7%, including e-commerce sales, due to a decrease in average order value.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Gainers

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Vince Holding Corp (NYSE: VNCE) were down around 41 percent to $0.800. Vince Holding reported a Q4 loss of $162.1 million on revenue of $63.9 million.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation(EW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Edwards Lifesciences (EW) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after the medical-device company beat earnings and revenue forecasts, and raised its full-year guidance.

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    Edwards Lifesciencesgained 11% to 109.33, while the S&P 500 dipped 0.1% to 2,387.45.

    Mogran Stanley’s David Lewis andScott Wang contend that that Edwards Lifesciences is “back on track.” They explain:

    US sequential acceleration returns to the prior curve and debunks the bear case. Sequential growth in US [transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR,] in 1Q17 was ~12%, more in line with the ~13.5% average growth rate seen in the five quarters leading up to 3Q16. It’s hard to pinpoint the drivers, but we see several dynamics, including: (i) underlying device utilization thus far in 1Q, (ii) faster ramp at new hospitals where one additional TAVR per center is worth $15mn (~65% of the US upside we saw this quarter), and (iii) less acute competitive pressure from Medtronic (MDT) on larger valve sizes. SURTAVI likely played a limited role but management did not rule it out. Guidance implies a more conservative q/q US growth of ~3% for the rest of the year vs the ~12% this quarter, but underlying strength in the quarter is a material shift in US growth and intermediate penetration. As we stated in our preview, we favored the risk reward into the quarter given achievable expectations and the >20 point lag vs Intuitive YTD and would expect significant recovery tomorrow. Momentum likely continues into 2Q17 as signs of improving intermediate risk penetration provide important offsets to increased competition from Boston in early-2018 before mitral takes hold.

    Edwards Lifesciences’ market capitalization rose to $23.1 billion today from $20.9 billion yesterday.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Edwards Lifesciences (EW) jumped to the top of the S&P 500 today after the medical-device maker offered its 2017 guidance this morning at its investor day.

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    Shares of Edwards Lifesciences gained 6.7% to $89.31 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.2% to 2,246.19.

    Wells Fargo’sLarry Biegelsen offers his take on Edwards Lifesciences’ guidance:

    Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW-$83.73; Outperform) provided its 2017 outlook this morning (12/8) ahead of its investor meeting today. As expected, the company highlighted its robust pipeline which should drive strong growth for years to come. However, the company now expects Q4 16 revenue to come in at the low end of the guidance range due to currency and weakness in surgical heart valves. The 2017 guidance was generally strong on the top and bottom line, with both bracketing consensus.

    For 2017, EW expects sales of $3.0-3.4B and 10-14% underlying growth. This compares to consensus of $3.3B and 12.3% underlying growth (were at 12.6%)… For 2017 EPS, EW expects $3.30-3.45 which includes $0.10 dilution from the Valtech deal (something we highlighted in our preview) and $0.08-0.10 benefit from the accounting change for stock based compensation. Backing these two items out implies guidance of about $3.30-3.45 which compares to consensus of $3.40 and our estimate of $3.41…

    As expected, the pipeline updates were highly positive. While the initial reaction to the Q4 guidance will likely be negative, we are highly confident that the strong 2017 guidance and robust pipeline update will be the main takeaways from the meeting today.

    No negativity here: Edwards Lifesciences’ market capitalization rose to $19.1 billion today from $17.9 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $495 million on sales of $2.5 billion in 2015.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE: EW) announced plans to buy Valtech Cardio for $340 million in cash and stock. The company also announced a $1 billion buyback plan.
    Epizyme Inc (NASDAQ: EPZM) disclosed that it has received Fast Track designation for tazemetostat.
    Athene Holding Ltd. (NYSE: ATH) reported that it has priced its 23.8 million share IPO between $38 per share and $42 per share.
    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) reported the approval for its Metaxalone Tablets USP, 800 mg.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE: EW) which jumped about 10% to $108.91. The stocks 52-week range is $81.12 to $1221.75. Volume was roughly 7.3million which is above the daily average of around 2.2 million shares.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Zumiez Inc.(ZUMZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) is set to report its fiscal second-quarter results on Thursday. The consensus estimates predicta net loss of $0.08 per share and $177.35 million in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $16.61 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $15.20, and the stock has a 52-week range of $11.53 to $23.45.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) was down, falling around 10 percent to $19.78. Zumiez reported in-line earnings for its third quarter on Thursday.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) was down, falling around 12 percent to $19.15. Zumiez reported in-line earnings for its third quarter on Thursday.

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a good day on Wall Street, as the stock market responded favorably to encouraging news on the employment front. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped on fairly strong job creation during the month of February, and that helped push the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq Composite to modest gains of roughly between a quarter percent and a half percent. Yet even with a positive mood among market participants, some stocks weren’t able to participate in the end-of-week rally. Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ), and Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Arch Coal, Inc. (ARCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The VanEck Vectors Coal ETF has gained 1.1% to $12.28 at 2:01 p.m. today, while Arch Coal (ARCH), which resumed listed trading yesterday after emerging from bankruptcy, has fallen 3% to $62.98.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Daktronics, Inc.(DAKT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $156.17 million.

    Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE: GWRE) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $92.43 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $156.17 million. Daktronics shares slipped 0.13 percent to close at $7.97 on Tuesday.