Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now

1. What trade war? It was a scary week on the trade war front, but you wouldn’t know that from the chill response on Wall Street.

The market barely flinched last week even as President Trump threatened global trade peace like no American president in modern history.

Consider the alarming developments from just the past few days: The White House forged ahead with tariffs on $50 billion of goods from China. Talks to renegotiate NAFTA stalled. And Trump imposed tariffs on close allies Canada, Mexico and the European Union.

“The threat of a global trade war has moved to DEFCON 4,” Viraj Patel, foreign exchange strategist at ING, wrote to clients on Friday.

The response from allies was fierce. Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau called it an “affront,” and prepared retaliatory tariffs that matched the United States’ dollar-for-dollar. The EU knocked Trump for “pure protectionism” and readied tariffs on bourbon, motorcycles and dozens of other American products. Mexico announced it would place tariffs on American exports.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc(VRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Progenics’ first drug, Relistor for opioid-induced constipation, hasn’t been a big seller, butValeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX) has taken over marketing of the drug in return for a reliable royalty stream. This will allow Progenics to focus on Azedra’s potential launch anda prostate cancer imaging agent in late-stage development.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Believe it or not, one of the best-performing healthcare stocks so far this year is none other than Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX). Longtime loser Valeant is up around 20% year to date — much better than most healthcare stocks.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now: Stantec Inc(STN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ATKINS WS GBP0.005 (OTCMKTS: WATKF) and Stantec (NYSE:STN) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stantec (TSE:STN) (NYSE:STN) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$36.50.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Several other oil companies have also steadily increased cash returns to shareholders in the last year. ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), for example, initially expected to repurchase $3 billion in stock through 2019. But after selling a boatload of assets last year, the company bought back that entire amount in 2017. So the company said it would buy back $1.5 billion per year through 2020, increasing its overall authorization to $7.5 billion. However, thanks to improving oil prices, the company has already boosted 2018’s buyback by $500 million — along with increasing its dividend 7.5%. And it could raise its repurchase authorization again given where crude prices are these days, and the fact that the company is on pace to achieve its debt-reduction target a year early.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While those issues led many oil companies to abandon Alaska over the years, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) was one of a handful that remained committed to the state’s oil potential. That commitment is starting to pay off as changes in the state’s tax code alongside some technological advancements have given the company the incentive and the tools to explore for new oil resources. Those exploration efforts are starting to get results, so much so that now ConocoPhillips is making plans to increase its wager on Alaska’s oil future.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short dropped to 17.34 million from the previous level of 18.27 million. Shares were trading at $68.71, within a 52-week range of $42.27 to $71.71.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) was started with an Outperform rating at BMO Capital Markets with a $74 price target. The Wall Street consensus target for the oil giant is set at $74.35. The shares ended trading Friday at $69.43.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short rose slightly to 21.33 million from the previous level of 21.01 million. Shares were trading at $64.79, within a 52-week range of $42.27 to $71.71.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now: NEW GOLD INC.(NGD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New Gold Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: NGD) dropped about 3.8% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $2.28. Shares closed at $2.37 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $4.25. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 5.9 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) dropped about 4.7% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $2.05. Shares closed at $2.15 on Thursday and the stock’s 52-week high is $4.25. Volume was about 50% higher than the daily average of 4.2 million. The junior gold miner had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) fell 23.3 percent to $9.87 in pre-market trading after declining 13.45 percent on Wednesday.
    SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SXCP) fell 12.8 percent to $16.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) fell 11 percent to $17.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted mixed Q3 results and lowered its FY18 guidance.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.4 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading following downbeat Q1 results.
    Quality Care Properties, Inc. (NYSE: QCP) fell 8.2 percent to $20.85 in pre-market trading. Welltower announced plans to acquire QCP for $20.75 per share in cash.
    China Customer Relations Centers Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) shares fell 7.5 percent to $17.25 in pre-market trading after climbing 18.73 percent on Wednesday.
    Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) shares fell 5.7 percent to $5.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) fell 5.6 percent to $38.66 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares rose 67.5 percent to $49.96 in pre-market trading after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 62.8 percent to $11.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) rose 23.4 percent to $2.11 in pre-market trading following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 19.1 percent to $5.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 17.7 percent to $2.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 15.2 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) rose 14.6 percent to $8.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 11 percent to $27.50 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) rose 8.9 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MediciNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNOV) rose 8.1 percent to $11.35 in pre-market trading after the company announced opening of Investigational New Drug Application for MN-166 (ibudilast) in glioblastoma.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) shares rose 7.7 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported that its President and CEO Hannes Portmann left the company. The company named Raymond Threlkeld as successor.
    Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ: OTTR) shares rose 7.4 percent to $46.60 in the pre-market trading session.
    Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) shares rose
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New Gold Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: NGD) dropped about 1.9% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $2.09. Shares closed at $2.13 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $4.25. The junior gold miner had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New Gold Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: NGD) dropped about 2.9% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $2.35. Shares closed at $2.42 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $4.25. Volume was about 10% below the daily average of around 5.8 million shares. The gold mining company had no news.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now: PPL Corporation(PPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) posted a 52-week low of $31.11 after closing Wednesday at $31.59. The 52-week high is $40.20. Volume was about 9.6 million, more than double the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The electric utility company had no specific news.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 17,988,914 shares, a decrease of 18.2% from the April 13th total of 22,001,974 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,372,103 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.3 days. Approximately 2.6% of the company’s shares are short sold.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Monday.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered Pembina Pipeline from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $37.00.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now: 3M Company(MMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    3M (MMM) : “The company said that March might be weak, and that was all she wrote. “

    Granite Construction (GVA) : “No, I’d rather see you in Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) .”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of 3M (NYSE:MMM) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the nineteen analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation, nine have issued a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $243.89.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG)took just a smidge of a haircut after releasing its first-quarter report, despite putting up huge ad revenue growth.What gives? 3M (NYSE:MMM) followed a knockout 2017 with a not-so-great start to the new year, but long-term investors shouldn’t sweat it too hard. Wells Fargo(NYSE:WFC) held its annual meeting today, and despite its CEO’s stated devotion to rebuilding customer trust, things don’t look so great for the bank — and could look even worse in a few weeks after Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) annual meeting. Tune in to find out more.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Here’s a lesson Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) CEO Tim Sloan appears to have learned: Be nice to your customers.

    The San-Francisco bank has paid about $2 billion in fines and extra legal costs to resolve allegations that it used overly aggressive sales practices over the past decade, including opening millions of accounts without customers’ knowledge and charging auto borrowers for insurance they didn’t need.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    However, it is quickly losing out to big banking interests, includingBank of America (NYSE:BAC), Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), which formed a consortium that developed Zelle, a competing P2P service. Last year it surpassed Venmo in the amount of transactions processed last year. This year it is poised to beat Venmo in the number of people using the app.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Prudential Financial Inc. cut its holdings in shares of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) by 11.4% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 9,940,464 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,281,633 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Co accounts for approximately 0.8% of Prudential Financial Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 15th largest position. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Wells Fargo & Co were worth $520,980,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    So it may seem like scandal-plagued banking giant Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) might be right up my alley. Because of the bank’s infamous fake-accounts scandal and other issues, Wells Fargo has significantly underperformed its peers and may look attractive to bargain-seeking investors.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This large cap bank is a solid value play for 2018, but still faces the possibility of large fines. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. The company provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now: Credit Suisse Group(CS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Credits (CS) is a distributed proof-of-stake (dPOS) token that uses the DPoS hashing algorithm. It was first traded on February 28th, 2015. Credits’ total supply is 249,471,071 tokens and its circulating supply is 137,958,656 tokens. Credits’ official message board is medium.com/@credits. The official website for Credits is credits.com/en. Credits’ official Twitter account is @creditscom and its Facebook page is accessible here. The Reddit community for Credits is /r/CreditsOfficial and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Just look at what happened to traders who got involved in the now-defunct VelocityShares Daily Inverse ETN (XIV), a particularly nasty piece of financial engineering created by Credit Suisse Group (NYSE: CS).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of AXA (EPA:CS) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eighteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is €27.18 ($32.35).

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now: NRG Energy Inc.(NRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) and NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) was started with a Buy rating andassigned a $37 price objective (versus a $33.15 close) at Merrill Lynch.

    Oasis Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OAS) was reiterated as Overweight and the target price was raised to $17 from $13 at Morgan Stanley.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now: Natural Gas(NG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase set a GBX 870 ($11.80) target price on National Grid (LON:NG) in a research note released on Monday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lowered its stake in shares of NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NG) (TSE:NG) by 5.1% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 1,071,600 shares of the mining company’s stock after selling 57,571 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in NovaGold Resources were worth $4,640,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Canadian gold mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG) shows an even starker change in sentiment. In the last 12 months, the volume of short bets on the stock declined 79%, to 522,400.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Canadian gold mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG) shows an even starker change in sentiment. In the last six months, the volume of short bets on the stock declined 32.75%, from 19.05 million shares to 12.81 million.

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