Citigroup’s Alastair Syme and team argue that the earnings from big oil companies like Chevron (CVX), Total (TOT) and Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) will be bad…real bad. But that won’t stop the stocks from outperforming. They explain why:
Negative headlines, positive performance: We expect the majority of Big Oil companies to post negative 1Q16 earnings, a brutal headline, but one that clearly reflects the impact of cyclical oil price lows this quarter. The outlook can improve. Our positive thesis on the Big Oil group reflects a belief that the market still only discounts modest oil recovery we think c. $40/bbl is imbedded in valuations and a view that the group can drive self-help gains to boost profitability even in a low price environment. Signs of this self-help should be evident in 1Q operating performance: we expect to see the delivery of top-line growth (taking market share versus broader industry) and a continued reduction in operating costs, building on substantial cost-cutting through 2015.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: VIVUS, Inc.(VVUS)
- [By Money Morning News Team]
However, VivoPower and our other penny stocks to watch this week already saw big gains. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential in its future…
Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
VivoPower International Plc. (Nasdaq: VVPR) $3.05 88.57%
Euro Tech Holdings Co. (Nasdaq: CLWT) $3.77 75.11%
Boxlight Corp. (Nasdaq: BOXL) $6.36 65.38%
Chine Recycling Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: CREG) $2.01 45.92%
Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.52 38.82%
HC2 Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HCHC) $6.79 33.49%
Biostar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BSPM) $2.67 32.23%
Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $6.99 30.19%
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) $3.30 29.24%
Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: RNN) $2.11 29.19%
While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also incredibly risky.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: USANA Health Sciences Inc.(USNA)
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
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USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is also benefitting from strong growth in Asia, with 71% of sales from the region, including 51% in China. The company’s health and wellness products are sold through an independent network, which keeps operating expenses low. Revenue has grown at an 11% annualized pace over the last decade and the company carries no balance sheet debt.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)
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Applied Materials (AMAT) : “I like Applied Materials but let it come down and the pull the trigger.”
Qualys (QLYS) : “I think this is a good company, but everything is coming down, so let’s wait to buy some more.”
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My Maximum Profit subscribers and I have done well in this industry. Using our proprietary system designed to maximize gains and minimize losses, we booked gains of 67% from Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT) in 15 months, roughly 98% from STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) in a little over 12 months, and 110% from Tower Semiconductors (Nasdaq: TSEM) in 15 months, to name a few.
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Though OLED sets have made headway in the high-end TV market thanks to their thinness and stellar picture quality, their $1,500-plus prices remain a major deterrent. During a Morgan Stanley conference talk, Applied Materials (AMAT) CFO Daniel Durn suggested the arrival of Gen 10.5 OLED manufacturing plants, which can churn out much larger panels that current Gen 8.5 plants, will help drive down prices.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) disclosed a 7.2 million common stock offering.
- [By Jayson Derrick]
Taiwan Semiconductor's poor outlook is notable enough to impact many mega-cap names in the telecom and technology sector. Here is a summary of some of the stocks seeing a notable impact ahead of Thursday's market open.
Apple down 1.4 percent.
Nvidia down 2 percent.
Taiwan Semiconductor is down 4.9 percent.
Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS) down 2.8 percent.
NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ: NXPI) down 2.6 percent.
QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) down 2.4 percent.
Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) down 1.8 percent.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) down 1.7 percent.
Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) down 1.7 percent.
- [By Chris Lange]
Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) is poised to post its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast is $1.14 in EPS and $4.45 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $54.84 apiece. The consensus price target is $70.14, and the 52-week range is $40.79 to $62.40.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CytomX Therapeutics, Inc.(CTMX)
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Loxo Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 17.1 percent to $163.30 in pre-market trading as the company disclosed that LOXO-292 Phase 1 trial abstract was selected for 'Best of ASCO'.
CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTMX) rose 11.5 percent to $27.15 in pre-market trading after the company announced presentations at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) rose 12.3 percent to $5.47 in pre-market trading after reporting narrower-than-expected Q1 loss.
Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares rose 7.1 percent to $3.62 in the pre-market trading session.
Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares rose 5.8 percent to $47.65 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) rose 5.5 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading.
Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.3 percent to $40.50 in pre-market trading after The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB) announced agreement to acquire all public equity of Williams Partners in a $10.5 billion deal.
Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 4.6 percent to $2.72 in pre-market trading after surging 12.55 percent on Wednesday.
Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) rose 4.5 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.66 percent on Wednesday.
Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 4.1 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) rose 4 percent to $7.70 in pre-market trading.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Shares of CytomX Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CTMX) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $40.17.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)
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Tesla Inc.’s (TSLA) temporary production halt on the mass-market Model 3 electric vehicle casts doubt on sunny projections that Chairman and CEO Elon Musk shared via Twitter Inc. (TWTR) just days ago.
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While Twitter (TWTR) showed continued signs of a turnaround in the first quarter, shares hit a roadblock on Wednesday.
Twitter posted $61 million in Gaap net income, marking its second consecutive profitable quarter. The number of people using the service daily grew 10%, the sixth consecutive quarter that daily average users (DAUs) has shown a double-digit percentage gain. Still, shares declined 2.36% to $29.75 on Wednesday, after initially spiking upwards after the results were released. But shares rose about 2% in after-hours trading.
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Binance.com CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao said on Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) that the company is investigating the incidents.
“All funds are safe,” he wrote at 12:34 p.m. EST.
- [By Money Morning Staff Reports]
This has major financial institutions issuing warnings ahead of one of the biggest technological shifts in the history of the world.
The Top Cryptocurrency Stories for Wednesday
Yesterday, one of Bitcoin’s biggest proponents once again released an extremely bullish outlook on the cryptocurrency. Billionaire investor Tim Draper said Tuesday that “Bitcoin is bigger than the Internet,” and he also said its influence will be even bigger than the Industrial Revolution, the Renaissance, and the Iron Age. The statement comes after he released a recent price target of $250,000 by 2022. Not everyone is buying into Bitcoin’s post-tax season rally. Bill Harris, the former CEO of PayPal Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL) and Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), sounded off Tuesday in an op-ed piece titled “Bitcoin Is the Greatest Scam in History.” Harris called the cryptocurrency a “colossal pump-and-dump scheme” that has no precedent on the world stage. Bitcoin proponents immediately took to social media and online blogs to refute Harris’ arguments. Forbes contributor Kyle Torpey vented that Harris’ focus was misguided and took special issue with his claim that “Bitcoin has no value.” The crypto world has identified JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon as public enemy No. 1. Computer security pioneer and cryptocurrency guruJohn McAfeecalled out Dimon for attempting – and failing – to “end crypto.” McAfee lobbed a slew of accusations at the big banker via Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). Finally, it wouldn’t be another day in the cryptocurrency markets without another unprovoked threat to Bitcoin. The latest comes from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In a recent issue of the MIT Technology Review, writers presented three scenarios that could “destroy Bitcoin.” The scenarios include a “government takeover” of the cryptocurrency, the “tokenization of everything” that involves a massive influx of tokens and makes Bitcoin less valuable, and a mas
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: GWG Holdings, Inc(GWGH)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intelsat S.A.(I)
- [By Money Morning News Team]
Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) $0.28 33.81%
Intelsat Corp. (NYSE: I) $9.11 31.50%
Navios Maritime Midstream Partners LP (NYE: NAP) $4.42 29.18%
Limelight Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW) $4.89 28.61%
Enphase Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: ENPH) $5.05 24.62%
As you can see in the table above, penny stocks have the potential to provide tremendous returns for enterprising investors. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also incredibly risky.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Tuesday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares climbed 1.18 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 7 percent, and Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn-ADR (NYSE: TLK), up 3 percent.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Friday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares rose 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 11 percent, and Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY) up 4 percent.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: RPX Corporation(RPXC)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Patent litigation abuse is a major problem in the tech industry, and policymakers have looked for ways to fight it. RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC) came up with a unique approach to patent protection involving purchases of various intellectual property to deter would-be plaintiffs from challenging ownership. Yet the market for those services hasn’t grown the way some had anticipated, and even after diversifying into legal discovery services, RPX saw little choice but to start pursuing strategic alternatives to come up with a future direction for its business.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC lifted its position in RPX Co. (NASDAQ:RPXC) by 32.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 787,377 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 192,430 shares during the period. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC owned about 1.58% of RPX worth $8,417,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MiMedx Group, Inc(MDXG)
- [By Peter Graham]
Small cap regenerative biomaterial product and bioimplant stock MiMedx Group Inc (NASDAQ: MDXG) is thethirteenth most shorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 40.54% according to Highshortinterest.com. MiMedx Group isa leading biopharmaceutical company developing and marketing regenerative and therapeutic biologics utilizing human placental tissue allografts with patent-protected processes for multiple sectors of healthcare. The Company processes the human placental tissue utilizing proprietary PURION庐 Process among other processes, to produce safe and effective allografts.MiMedx Group is the leading supplier of placental tissue, having supplied over 1,000,000 allografts to date for application in the Wound Care, Burn, Surgical, Orthopedic, Spine, Sports Medicine, Ophthalmic and Dental sectors of healthcare.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
MiMedx Group (NASDAQ:MDXG) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.
- [By Paul Ausick]
MiMedx Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) dropped nearly 23% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $6.05. Shares closed at $7.83 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $18.25. Volume was over 22 million, about 10 times the daily average. The company postponed is quarterly report last week in order to conduct an accounting review and Bloomberg reported today that a U.S. Justice Department investigation is underway.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Varex Imaging Corporation (VREX)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr