Source: ThinkstockOctober 10, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.24% at 2,550.74. The DJIA closed up 0.31% at 22,831.23. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.11% at 6,587.25.
Tuesday was a positive day for the U.S. exchanges with all three major indices hitting a new intraday high. Crude made a solid jump on the day pushing back from its loss last week. The S&P 500 sectors were practically all positive or flat with one exceptions. The best performing sectors were consumer staples and utilities which were up 0.88% and 0.99%, respectively. The worst performing sector was consumer discretionary, down 0.11%.
Crude oil was up 2.7% at $50.91.
Gold was up 0.5% at $1,291.00.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) which traded down over 7% at $42.51. The stocks 52-week range is $38.14 to $69.00. Volume was over 14 million versus the daily average of 3.4 million shares.
Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2018: NxStage Medical, Inc.(NXTM)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Thursday, healthcare shares dipped by 0.51 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included NxStage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTM), down 8 percent, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE: VRX), down 9 percent.
Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2018: Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc.(DPLO)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Diplomat Pharmacy Inc (NYSE: DPLO) were down 23 percent to $14.71. Diplomat Pharmacy agreed to buy LDI Integrated Pharmacy Services. Baird downgraded Diplomat Pharmacy from Outperform to Neutral.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) dropped 7.4% Monday, posting a new 52-week low of $12.25 after closing at $13.23 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $38.94. The specialty pharmacy company said this morning that revenues and adjusted EBITDA for 2016 will come in at or near the low end of the company’s previously announced range.
Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2018: Texas Roadhouse, Inc.(TXRH)
- [By Joe Tenebruso]
Fortunately, well-chosen dividend-growth stocks can help you accomplish both of these goals. And with its powerful wealth-building combination of increasing dividend payouts and share-price appreciation, Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH)is one of the best available in the market today.
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Texas Roadhouse Inc. (NASDAQ: TXRH) was raised to Buy from Neutral at BTIG Research.
USG Corp. (NYSE: USG) was reiterated as Hold but the price target was raised to $35 from $29 (versus a $34.23 close) at Jefferies.
- [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]
As for individual stocks, Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH) and Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN)made large moves following their quarterly earnings announcements.
Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2018: First Horizon National Corporation(FHN)
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Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $22.51 billion.
Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion.
PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE: PNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.02 per share on revenue of $4.00 billion.
First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million.
First Horizon National Corp (NYSE: FHN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $337.89 million.
Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2018: SanDisk Corporation(SNDK)
- [By Michael Flannelly]
Early on Friday, analysts at RBC Capital boosted the near-term estimates on SanDisk Corporation (SNDK), a manufacturer of data storage products, because a fire at SK Hynix’s factory should lead to favorable pricing over the next two quarters.
“We see a favorable pricing environment as a result of SK Hynix’s fire, which threatens to curtail NAND output as the company likely re-purposes production back toward DRAM, resulting in lower than expected incremental NAND wafers vs. company’s plan of 170K/WPM,” RBC Capital analyst Freedman said. “Consequently, we see stronger pricing through EoY before SK Hynix ramps NAND toward normalized prod’t levels as DRAM resources are restored/replaced.”
The analysts maintain an “Outperform” rating on SDNK and still see shares reaching $76. This price target suggests a 26% upside to the stock’s Thursday closing price of $60.08. Furthermore, they boosted SanDisk’s 2013 EPS estimates from $4.82 to $4.95.
SanDisk shares were up a fraction during pre-market trading on Friday. The stock is up 38.11% year-to-date.
Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2018: North American Energy Partners, Inc.(NOA)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Tuesday, energy shares slipped by 1.36 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG), down 9 percent, and North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) (NYSE: NOA), down 6 percent.
Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2018: Hooker Furniture Corporation(HOFT)
- [By Monica Gerson]
Hooker Furniture Corporation (NASDAQ: HOFT) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.40 per share on revenue of $62.20 million.
SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $30.49 million.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Hooker Furniture Corporation (NASDAQ: HOFT) shares were also up, gaining 27 percent to $39.80 after the company reported strong results for its fourth quarter.
Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2018: Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc.(CYCC)
- [By Alex McGuire]
As a service to our readers, the following list provides the 10 top pharmaceutical stocks to watch this month (May 2017), including the biggest gainers from April…
Pharmaceutical Stock Current Share Price April 2017 Gain
Cleveland BioLabs Inc. (Nasdaq: CBLI) $3.62 +120.6%
Nexvet Biopharma Plc. (Nasdaq: NVET) $6.61 +69.7%
Motif Bio Plc. (Nasdaq ADR: MTFB) $10.10 +68.2%
Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NYSE: AXON) $24.43 +62.3%
Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CYCC) $5.49 +46.7%
Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CNAT) $8.67 +44.9%
Akebia Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: AKBA) $13.07 +43.3%
Akorn Inc. (Nasdaq: AKRX) $33.28 +38.9%
Rockwell Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: RMTI) $8.78 +37.4%
Akari Therapeutics Plc. (Nasdaq ADR: AKTX) $15.02 +35.4%
The best-performing pharma stock of the month – Cleveland BioLabs Inc. – surged 120.6% to $3.53 a share by April 28. That crushed both the Nasdaq Biotech Index’s 1.5% gain and the Dow Jones’ 1.3% rise over the same period.
- [By Alex McGuire]
These are the 10 best penny stocks that have seen the biggest returns over the last week (March 7 – March 14)…
Penny StockCurrent PriceWeekly Gain (March 7 – March 14)Ocera Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: OCRX)$1.47+147.1%Internap Corp. (Nasdaq: INAP)$3.28+41.4%Soligenix Inc. (Nasdaq: SNGX)$2.94+40%Navios Maritime Partners LP (NYSE: NMM)$2.63+37%QuickLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QUIK)$2.14+30.5%Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP)$4.60+22.7EXCO Resources Inc. (NYSE: XCO)$0.65+20.5%Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CYCC)$4.38+20.3%Hebron Technology Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: HEBT)$3.99+19.1%Curis Inc. (Nasdaq: CRIS)$2.85+18.4%
As a reminder, this is only a tracking metric of penny stocks trading on SEC-regulated exchanges like the Nasdaq and NYSE. Although these top penny stocks are safer than those trading on the pink sheets, we don’t recommend buying any of them without the proper amount of financial research.
Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2018: NXP Semiconductors N.V.(NXPI)
- [By Sreekanth Anasa]
The acquisition of NXP Semiconductor (NSDQ:NXPI) has opened up multi-billion dollar connected devices market from smartphone to car to home, for Qualcomm. It seems prepared to cater to the massive connected devices market in terms of OS preference with Android and Windows 10 mobile collaborations. Though Amazon and its AWS have different take on cloud and IoT devices with its Greengrass solution which revolves around the cloud and aggregation of sensors.
- [By Jack Foley]
Furthermore, the NXP Semiconductor (NSDQ:NXPI) acquisition should enable Qualcomm to really become a frontrunner in the lucrative automotive area. There have been rumors that the deal could hit some roadblocks but I see the acquisition eventually going through sometime this year. Qualcomm will want to push its processor business into the automotive market and NXP with its extensive number of loyal distributorsand customers should be able to help here in a big way. Billions are being plowed into theautonomous vehicle market at present and first mover advantage is going to be critical. One would feel that the combined technologies of the Qualcomm/NXP partnership should gain ground here as theIoT phenomenon continues to gain traction. Qualcomm already has a presence here with its Snapdragon processors in some Android Auto IVI systems. For a start, if NXP’sRFCMOS chips (which do away with multi-chip systems) can meaningfully add value to Qualcomm’s current offering in this space, the new partnership could leapfrog a number of competitors in a short span of time, which will be one more positive for QCOM stock.
- [By Sreekanth Anasa]
EvenCanaccords T. Michael Walkleyis also of a similar view and reiterated a buy rating on QCOM stock recently. Mr.Walkley opines that the litigation against the smartphone chipmaker is motivated by Apple’s(NASDAQ:AAPL) intention to lower its license payments. He has a price target of $76 on QCOM stock and still considers Qualcomm an attractive long-term investment. According to him, the growing royalty fees collection from ChineseOEMs and the impending NXP Semiconductor (NASDAQ: NXPI) acquisition, which is on track as per him, are the long-term growth drivers for QCOM stock.
- [By Sreekanth Anasa]
Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) stock price has now fallen below the crucial 20-day, 50-day and 100-day moving averages. Its legal issues have again weighed heavy on QCOM stock of late. QCOM stock has a crucial support at the $52.66 level, which is just below the last closing price (on April 13). Qualcomm stock has not fallen below these levels in 2017.A fall below this level means QCOM stock could drop, moving close to itsone-year lows. However, two popular momentum indicators Bollinger Bands and Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicators suggest that QCOM stock is oversold. The technicals depict mixed scenario for QCOM stock. QCOM stock has lost momentum going into its Q2 earnings, with the stock losing more than 5% in the last 5 trading sessions and is still down more than 10.5% YTD. QCOM stock still makes a good long-term investment, especially with the $47B NXP Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NXPI) acquisition lined up. The smartphone chipset maker’s stock is also named the top dividend stock with insider buying and has adividend yield of 4.27%. Long-term investors with a high-risk appetite might relish buying QCOM stock at such low levels. However, it would be prudent for risk-averse investors to stay on the sidelines till the Q2 earnings, which would give a better picture of Qualcomm’s present legal woes and its future implications.
Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2018: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.(LYV)
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer checked in with Michael Rapino, president and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment (LYV) , a stock that’s up 44% since Cramer last spoke with him a little more than a year ago but also one that fell 3% in today’s session on what appeared to be solid quarterly results.