Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now

Stocks are fighting to take back record levels this week.

One technician is looking in an unusual corner of the market for proof the S&P 500 can build on the rally.

“In the commodity markets, we’re encouraged that the price of oil is outperforming the price of gold,” Ari Wald, head of technical analysis at Oppenheimer, told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Monday.

“Oil, typically the more economically sensitive commodity, [is] outpacing gold, which is typically more a safe haven, we see that as a sign of bullish risk appetite,” Wald said. “We think it confirms our positive view of the market and argues for a continuation of this advance.”

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Xerium Technologies Inc.(XRM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Xerium Technologies (NYSE:XRM) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Xerium Technologies earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.7306467260184 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Canon, Inc.(CAJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Canon (CAJ) versus Ricoh (RICOY) Head to Head Review (americanbankingnews.com) Everybody loves everybody on Canon-McMillan’s state semifinalist baseball team (msn.com) New imagePRESS Print Servers Powered by Fiery Technology Drive Production Efficiency and Outstanding Image Quality (finance.yahoo.com) Canon tackles flare with new 70-200mm f/2.8, adds serious stabilization to f/4 (digitaltrends.com) Toyotsugu Kuwamura To Retire From Canon U.S.A., Inc. (finance.yahoo.com)

    CAJ has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Canon from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 6th. ValuEngine cut Canon from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Canon Inc (NYSE:CAJ) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group raised their FY2020 earnings estimates for shares of Canon in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, July 11th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst M. Nakanomyo now forecasts that the technology company will post earnings of $2.60 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $2.59.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ricoh (OTCMKTS: RICOY) and Canon (NYSE:CAJ) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Anders Bylund, and Maxx Chatsko]

    So which stocks should these investors check out? We posed that question to a team of Motley Fool contributors, and they called out Canon (NYSE:CAJ), Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE:EPD), and Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX). 

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Southern Company (SO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Worldquant Millennium Quantitative Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in Southern Co (NYSE:SO) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 40,518 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,876,000.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) took a beating on Wednesday, and the gap down of 2% more to $46.09 on Thursday’s opening bell had seen shares recover to a loss of just 0.4% at $46.72 shortly before noon. Barclays downgraded the shares to Equal Weight from Overweight and cut its target price to $48 from $51. Guggenheim lowered its rating to Neutral from Buy and lowered its price target from $50 to $47. Credit Suisse downgraded it to Underperform from Neutral with a $43 price target. Other target cuts were seen as follows:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    QCI Asset Management Inc. NY trimmed its stake in Southern (NYSE:SO) by 91.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 16,421 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 182,905 shares during the quarter. QCI Asset Management Inc. NY’s holdings in Southern were worth $733,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) dropped about 2% Tuesday to post a 52-week low of $43.16 after closing at $44.04 on Monday. The 52-week high is $53.51. Volume was around 7.3 million, about 35% higher than the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Duff & Phelps Global Utility Income Fund Inc.(DPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about Duff and Phelps Global Utlity Inm Fd (NYSE:DPG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Duff and Phelps Global Utlity Inm Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 48.1454031211079 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.(LMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMAT) were down 20 percent to $31.235 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 results.

    Essendant Inc (NASDAQ: ESND) was down, falling around 24 percent to $7.255 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on LeMaitre Vascular (LMAT)

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Competing against the industry giants can be brutal, so it can pay off to sidestep the competition by thinking small. That’s the strategy that LeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT) has employed for decades to drive market-beating returns.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mazor Robotics (NASDAQ: MZOR) and LeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of LeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

    LMAT has been the subject of a number of other reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of LeMaitre Vascular from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of LeMaitre Vascular from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, April 28th. Benchmark upgraded shares of LeMaitre Vascular from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $40.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Stifel Nicolaus lowered shares of LeMaitre Vascular from a buy rating to a hold rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $40.00 to $34.00 in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, Roth Capital started coverage on shares of LeMaitre Vascular in a research note on Friday, June 8th. They issued a buy rating and a $38.00 price target for the company. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $37.71.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMAT) were down 17 percent to $32.19 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 results.

    LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ) was down, falling around 16 percent to $31.49 following weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.(ZBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZBH) VP Chad F. Phipps sold 30,100 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $132.37, for a total value of $3,984,337.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA trimmed its holdings in shares of Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) by 8.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 15,053,800 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 1,404,161 shares during the quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned 0.07% of Zimmer Biomet worth $1,641,467,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZBH) by 96.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 596,000 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 293,000 shares during the quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned approximately 0.29% of Zimmer Biomet worth $66,418,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [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 Max Byerly]

    Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZBH) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the thirty research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation, seventeen have assigned a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $135.86.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: The Michaels Companies, Inc.(MIK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Michaels Companies (NASDAQ:MIK) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Arts and crafts retailer The Michaels Companies (NASDAQ:MIK) reported second-quarter results early Thursday morning. The company beat its bottom-line guidance and raised full-year earnings targets, despite soft comparable store sales and a revenue-clogging store remodeling program.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its holdings in shares of Michaels Companies Inc (NASDAQ:MIK) by 7.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 52,994 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,543 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Michaels Companies were worth $1,045,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Michaels Companies Inc (NASDAQ:MIK) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors purchased 19,553 put options on the company. This is an increase of 3,850% compared to the average volume of 495 put options.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ion Geophysical (IO)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ion Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ion Geophysical (IO)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: AXON) shares rose 23.7 percent to $1.49. Axovant announced strengthening of management team and completion of organization restructuring which "enhanced capabilities in research and business development" and reduced internal headcount by 43 percent.
    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUSK) shares jumped 19.8 percent to $37.3148. Mammoth Energy’s subsidiary Cobra signed a new $900 million contract to finish the restoration of critical electrical services and support the initial phase of reconstruction of the electrical utility system in Puerto Rico.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares gained 19 percent to $34.0201. Acorn shares rose Friday after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) shares surged 19 percent to $2.20.
    My Size, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) climbed 16.8 percent to $1.18 after the company received a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for measurement technology patent.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) gained 16.6 percent to $2.32.
    Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) gained 16.5 percent to $1.34 following Q1 beat.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16.5 percent to $26.1499. Evolus named Lauren Silvernail as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares gained 15 percent to $26.29 after reporting Q1 results.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares gained 15 percent to $44.7702 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) rose 15 percent to $7.075.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) gained 14.4 percent to $2.746.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) climbed 14.2 percent to $101.10 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.
    Savara Inc. (NAS
  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Jason Industries, Inc.(JASN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Jason Industries (JASN)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PlayAGS (NYSE: AGS) and Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Jason Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.8063168277174 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Jason Industries from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, July 5th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Jason Industries (JASN)

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Platinum Group Metals Ltd.(PLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Platinum Group Metals Limited (NYSEAMERICAN:PLG) (TSE:PTM) saw a large drop in short interest during the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 4,828,659 shares, a drop of 3.2% from the July 31st total of 4,990,069 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,660,003 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.9 days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Platinum Group Metals Limited (TSE:PTM) (NYSE:PLG) insider Hosken Consolidated Investment acquired 433,804 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 28th. The stock was acquired at an average price of C$0.10 per share, with a total value of C$43,380.40.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Platinum Group Metals Limited (NYSEAMERICAN:PLG) (TSE:PTM) shares shot up 0% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $0.18 and last traded at $0.16. 1,355,167 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 7% from the average session volume of 1,262,726 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.16.

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