In our Q4 Outlook report released last week, we highlighted the fact that while valuations for equities were high, there is case to be made that relative to alternatives, equities were attractively valued. The TINA (There Is No Alternative) argument, as it’s called, suggests that even with equities trading at rich valuations, they are attractive compared to yields on fixed income securities which are at or near historic lows. The fact that more than 60% of the stocks in the S&P 500 pay a higher dividend yield than the 10-Year US Treasury illustrates one example of this idea.
The problem with the so-called TINA argument is that when interest rates rise as they have this week, the alternatives can quickly start to look a lot less attractive. A case in point is the Utilities sector. Over the last several days, as the long end of the curve has steepened, high-yielding stocks like Utilities have been under steady selling pressure, and as of yesterday’s close the sector finished in the red for the tenth straight trading day.
Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.(FRGI)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) shares dropped 24 percent to $19.83. Fiesta Restaurant posted in-line Q4 earnings, but sales missed estimates. The company also disclosed that it has suspended its sale exploration process and appointed a new CEO. Raymond James downgraded Fiesta Restaurant from Outperform to Market Perform.
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Del Taco Restaurants now outperforming Mexican restaurant stock peers such as mid cap Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG) and small caps El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO), Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY) have mostly been drifting lower lately:
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Chipotle Mexican Grills shares back to breakeven while of the small caps peers, El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO) has had the worst performance, Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) is off its 2015s peak and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY) has been a mixed performer:
- [By Lisa Levin]
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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Clayton Williams Energy, Inc.(CWEI)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Noble Energy (NBL) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after purchasing Clayton Williams Energy (CWEI) for $2.7 billion.
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Noble Energygained 7.1% to $40.05, while the S&P 500 fell 0.3% to2,267.89.
- [By Dustin Parrett]
Share PriceYTDMarket CapClayton Williams Energy Inc. (NYSE: CWEI)$138.8216.4%2.4BDiamondback Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: FANG)$106.365.42%$9.38BWestern Gas Partners LP (NYSE: WES)$65.6411.71%$9.67BTesoro Logistics LP (NYSE: TLLP)$59.3416.79%$6.25BResolute Energy Corp. (NYSE: REN)$46.0811.87%$931.13MAntero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: AM)$34.9813.28%$6.4BExterran Corp. (NYSE: EXTN)$33.9942.22%$1.19BDominion Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: DM)$32.9011.34%$2.6BNextEra Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NEP)$31.1922.12%$1.68BArchrock Inc. (NYSE: AROC)$16.0021.21%$1.12B
While some of these stocks have performed well, we arent recommending this list of natural gas stocks. Thats because we arent interested in stocks that have already peaked at Money Morning; were interested in the next big winner. And we have one that could surge in 2017
Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: LG Display Co., Ltd.(LPL)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) has taken off even higher and LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have given a similar performance:
- [By Anders Bylund, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]
According to comments by Universal Display CEO Steve Abramson, Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) is pouring $9 billion into building OLED production facilities this year. LG Display (NYSE:LPL) expects more than half of its 2020 revenues to come from OLED panels. The OLED TV market is expected to grow sixfold in the next four years, and the lighting panel market is only just getting started.
Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Chimerix, Inc.(CMRX)
- [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]
The lead product candidate from Chimerix (CMRX) is brincidofovir (CMX001), a nucleotide analog.
The drug is in Phase III clinical trials for the prevention of cytomegalovirus (CMV) in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients and in kidney transplant recipients, as well as to treat adenovirus infection in allogeneic HCT patients.
Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: NextEra Energy, Inc.(NEE)
- [By Elizabeth Loring]
Yesterday, Northern Vertex Mining Corp. (TSX.V: NEE) announced the closing of a tranche of its non-brokered private placement as previously announced on May 26, 2017, raising gross proceeds to the Company of $2,783,300. Additionally, Northern Vertex announced that it received $1,134,000 from the exercise of certain warrants, which were due to expire between July 3 and 11, 2017. The company intends to use the net proceeds of the Private Placement for the continued development and construction of its Moss Mine Gold/Silver Project located in Mohave County, Arizona.
- [By Travis Hoium]
SunPower signed a 125 MW supply agreement with NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) to provide its P-Series modules to the developer between June and October of this year. There wasn’t any disclosure about whether the deal included the Oasis tracking system or any design services, but even if it’s just a panel supply agreement, it would be a positive sign.
- [By Neha Chamaria, Rich Smith, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]
So when we asked some of our contributors to name such “boring” dividend stocks that they vouch for and believe are great picks for income investors, they came up with three really interesting names from two different industries for you to consider: Toronto Dominion Bank(NYSE:TD),H&R Block(NYSE:HRB), and NextEra Energy, Inc.(NYSE:NEE).
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Clinton 15 stock basket (DBUSCLNT): UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Humana (HUM), McKesson (MCK), Aecom (ACM), Quanta Services (PWR), ExxonMobil (XOM), Alcoa (AA), NextEra Energy (NEE), Cree (CREE), First Solar (FSLR), Facebook (FB), Netflix (NFLX), Prudential Financial (PRU), Citigroup (C), Union Pacific (UNP).
- [By Lisa Levin] Related TRST Earnings Scheduled For October 21, 2016 Major Accounting Changes Are Coming To The Financial Industry
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Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.33 billion.
General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $26.46 billion.
Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.60 per share on revenue of $9.32 billion.
Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE: IPG) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $1.76 billion.
Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $7.02 billion.
SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $2.21 billion.
ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $4.68 billion.
Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $593.82 million.
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $2.74 billion.
WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.44 per share on revenue of $721.89 million.
Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: American Capital, Ltd.(ACAS)
- [By Monica Gerson]
American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACAS) shares rose 5.63 percent to $16.50 in the pre-market trading session as Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC) reported the purchase of American Capital at $3.4 billion in cash and stock.
Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Grow Solutions Holdings, Inc. (GRSO)
- [By Javier Hasse]
Grow Solutions Holdings Inc (OTC: GRSO) acquired Keys Organic and Hydroponic Supply.
"What we are starting to see here is aggregation in the highly-fragmented hydroponic and grow supply industry. Most of these stores, including Keys Organic and Hydroponic Supply, are typically local or regional — This results in a very fragmented market."
"We saw this [aggregation] happen with grocery stores, the finance industry, auto dealerships — Bigger names come in. So, instead of Bob's Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) Dealership or Fred'sGeneral Motors Company (NYSE: GM) outlet, you'll get companies likeAutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) come in, put them under a single brand, consolidate HR and other expenses to develop economies of scale and really help additional bottom line."
“Another way to look at it is, there's coffee shops all around the world, but there's also Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), which started locally […] and developed really organically. But, they could just buy the local coffee shop, redesign it to the Starbucks brand, put their name on it… Now they have the distribution network, the backing of Starbucks, Starbucks will take care of their HR, their payroll — It's a more synergistic approach and a really value-add if they can consolidate any level of scale.”
Elev8 Brands Inc (OTC: VATE) acquired O2 Breathe, LLC, a company supplying portable oxygen bars and aromatherapy inhalers.
Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: EQT Midstream Partners, LP(EQM)
- [By Elizabeth Balboa]
Not only does Jana consider the deal price overvalued, but it looks to redirect EQT’s focus to a breakup of pipeline operations to transform the core company into an exploration & production firm. The pipelines already trade publicly under EQT Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: EQM) and EQT GP Holdings LP (NYSE: EQGP).
- [By WWW.INVESTOPEDIA.COM]
Companies in the oil storage business can take advantage of what is known as contango, which is when forward prices are higher than current prices, allowing the purchase of cheap oil to be stored and sold at a later date while securing income using derivatives. Five companies that appear to be in a good position to take advantage of reduced oil storage capacity are Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP), Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EDP), Spectra Energy Partners (NYSE: SEP), Buckeye Partners (NYSE: BPL) and EQT Midstream Partners (NYSE: EQM).
Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: LCA-Vision Inc.(LCAV)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Medical Practitioners: This industry jumped 2.82% by 10:15 am. The top performer in this industry was LCA-Vision (NASDAQ: LCAV), which rose 2.9%. LCA-Vision’s trailing-twelve-month revenue is $91.12 million.
Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Barnes & Noble, Inc.(BKS)
- [By Shanthi Rexaline]
The six companies that met the criterion are:
Oshkosh Corp (NYSE: OSK). Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX). SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN). Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE: SU). Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD). Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS).
Oshkosh is a manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies and is based in Wisconsin. The company operates under four business segments, namely access equipment, defense, fire and emergency, and commercial.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) posted its highest-ever stock price at above $45 a share in March of 2006. By March of 2011 it had dropped below $9 a share, and it posted a new all-time low of $7.25 in February of last year.
- [By Douglas A. McIntyre]
Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) NOOK e-reader sales have been slaughtered recently as the company falls hopelessly behind Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) due to the success of its Kindle. Barnes & Noble appears to have launched an effort to correct that with a new $50 version of the Nook.