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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: AMTEK, Inc.(AME)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Flexing the barbell strategy to balance Safe Havens with more cyclical exposures. In our view, industrials investors should be positioning their portfolio with a barbell strategy, with half of the exposure in Safe Havens like General Electric, Xylem (XYL), Danaher, Honeywell International, Roper Technologies (ROP), and AMETEK (AME), and the other half selectively in the cyclical names that are better positioned today, such as Pentair, HD Supply Holdings (HDS),Actuant (ATU), Atkore International Group (ATKR), Ingersoll-Rand, and Eaton (ETN). We still believe risk-reward is mostly balanced and that the macro will remain choppy into 2017, supporting a positioning in the defensive names. But if investor sentiment improves on not-worse news and earnings results, the more cyclical names could fare better.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Tronox Limited(TROX)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tronox Ltd (NYSE: TROX) shares shot up 34 percent to $19.30. Tronox announced plans to acquire Cristal's TiO(2) business and also agreed to sell Alkali Business. Tronox posted a Q4 loss of $0.14 per share on revenue of $548 million.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL) dropped about 7.5% Monday to register a new 52-week low of $31.79 after closing at $34.38 on Friday. The 52-week high is $79.43. Volume was around 20 million, about 5 times the daily average. The company reported poor results Friday morning and investors have not finished administering punishment.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which rose about 28% to $40.89. The stocks 52-week range is $28.42 to $79.43. Volume was roughly 30 million compared to its average volume of 4.8 million.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS)  issued weak guidance for its fourth quarter, but managed to surpass third-quarter profit and sales forecasts. Foot Locker (FL) reported in-line quarterly sales and better-than-expected profit. Gross margins rose to 33.9% from 33.8%, while revenue increased nearly 6% to $1.89 billion. 

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Sporting goods were mixed, as price wars on shoes left only Foot Locker (FL) in the winner’s circle.

    Then there was Best Buy (BBY) with a surprisingly strong quarter.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Wall Street ended Friday with slight losses after a string of earnings disappointments from the retail sector with players such as Gap (GPS) , Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) , and Footlocker (FL) posting results. 

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Management is guiding FY18 SSS up low single digits (each quarter), in-line with consensus, and EPS in the range of $1.12-$1.23, including +6c from a 53rd week, below our pre-release estimate of $1.41 and consensus of $1.46. With footwear, especially basketball, and softgoods under pressure and its banners (mall-based stores and Macy’s (M) in-store shops) ostensibly feeling stepped up competition from peers Foot Locker (FL), Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) and brand DTC options, we view guidance as aggressive. Recall that FINL was pricing NKE cheaper than Nike.com intra-quarter (Cowen Footwear Tracker). March SSS improved somewhat from Feb.’s -15.5% but did not regain all of the planned tax refund business. We are lowering our FY18 EPS to $1.13 from $1.41 and FY19 EPS to $1.25 from $1.59.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Orocobre Limited (OROCF)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The other producing lithium miners, and soon to be producers. I have discussed these previously in detail here, here and here. Needless to say, the top 3 producers are non-pure plays (SQM (NYSE:SQM), Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC)). The top pure play currently producing miners are Orocobre (ASX:ORE) (OTCPK:OROCF), Tianqi Lithium (SHE:002466), Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, Galaxy Resources, Mineral Resources [ASX:MIN] (OTC:MALRF), and Neometals [ASX:NMT] (OTC:RRSSF). The near-term producers include Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTCPK:ALTAF), Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) (OTC:PILBF), Kidman Resources (ASX:KDR), Critical Elements, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) [TSX:NMX], Lithium Americas (OTCQX:LACDF) [TSX:LAC], Lithium X (OTCQX:LIXXF) (TSXV:LIX), Neo Lithium, and Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) [TSXV:BCN], Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [AAL], European Metals (OTCPK:MNTCF, ASX:EMH, AIM:EMH) and Pure Energy (OTCQB:PEMIF) [PE].

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The question now is more about speed of EV implementation. On the supply side, it has been great to see LAC, Pilbara Minerals (OTCPK:PILBF) and Altura Mining (OTCPK:ALTAF) get funding, but the continued issues with Albemarle’s (NYSE:ALB) LaNegra II expansion and Orocobre (OTCPK:OROCF) ramping up to Phase 1 capacity of 17,500 tonnes/year of lithium carbonate are further evidence that lithium projects take time and have considerable execution risk.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Vanguard Short-Term Government ETF(VGSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Donald van Deventer]

    Shorter-duration Treasury Exchange-Traded Funds: (SHY), (SHV), (IEI), (BIL), (TUZ), (FIVZ), (DTUL), (VGSH), (DTUS), (DFVS), (DFVL), (SST), (ISTB), (TBZ).

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