March 20, 2017: Markets opened slightly lower Monday and traded close to the break-even line all day. Leading indicators and consumer sentiment readings were both strong. Only the materials sector traded high late in the afternoon while energy and utilities were the laggards. The blue chips were performing best. WTI crude oil for April delivery settled at $48.22 a barrel, down 1.2% on the day. April gold added 0.3% on the day to settle at $1,234.00. Equities were headed for a mixed close shortly before the bell as the DJIA traded up 0.03% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.14%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 0.02%.
Stocks traded very near the break-even line just minutes before the closing bell. The closing tally could finish with either a small gain or a small loss for any or all of the indexes.
The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) which traded up 2.66% at $95.38. The stock’s 52-week range is $69.04 to $99.46. Volume was roughly 15% below the daily average of around 5 million shares. The company reported a 1% decline in February retail sales this morning, the best year-over-year mark in more than 4 years.
Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2018: Patriot One Technologies Inc. (PTOTF)
- [By Jim Robertson]
Small cap security stock Patriot One Technologies (OTCQB: PTOTF) has just announced an important reseller licensing agreement and purchase order for an initial sale in the amount of US$500,000 with Mutual Safes International Pty Ltd. of Pretoria, South Africa. Established in 1984, the Mutual Safe Group’s core operation offers an extensive array of premium quality category safes – including UL & SABS rated, deposit and cash management, fire and filing, home, office and gun safes, lockers and truck hoppers. Patriot One Technologies’ CEO had this to say about Mutual Safe Group: “Their customers operate in a high-risk environment every day, and Mutual Safe have become a virtual household name in South Africa as the trusted name in security solutions.”
- [By Sara Cornell]
It’s been a busy week for the folks at Patriot One Technologies (OTCQB: PTOTF) (TSX VENURE: PAT.V), and the way the stock is moving this morning, it doesn’t look like anyone is going to be leaving early today to get a jump on the weekend, either. On Tuesday of this week Patriot One announced a big bump in sales over the past three months of their award winning PATSCAN CMR concealed weapons detection system, with confirmed sales commitments topping $2.7 million for the period.
- [By Jim Robertson]
That brings me to small cap security stockPatriot One Technologies (OTCQB: PTOTF) which has developed PATSCAN – the next generation of its award-winning NForce CMR1000 software and radar solution. PATSCAN is a first-of-its-kind Cognitive Microwave Radar concealed weapons detection system as an effective tool to combat active shooter threats before they occur. Designed for cost-effective deployment in weapon-restricted buildings and facilities, the Patriot One software solution and related hardware can be installed in hallways and doorways to covertly identify weapons and to alert security of an active threat entering the premises. Owner/operators of private and certain public facilities can now prominently post anti-weapons policies with compliance assured. The Companys motto, Deter, Detect and Defend, is based on the belief that widespread use of its technology will act as an effective deterrent.
- [By Jim Robertson]
Small cap homeland security and screening stocks like FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR), OSI Systems (NASDAQ: OSIS),Varex Imaging Corp (NASDAQ: VREX) and Patriot One Technologies (OTCQB: PTOTF) stand to benefit fromTrumps focus on border andinternal security in general. Heres what you need to know about all four:
Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2018: EXCO Resources NL(XCO)
- [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 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2018: China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd.(CHL)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Thursday, telecommunications services shares fell 0.12 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: CHL), down 3 percent, and Partner Communications Company Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: PTNR), down 1.5 percent.
- [By David Goodboy]
Rumors are that Apple will use this opportunity to announce the long-awaited deal with China Mobile (NYSE: CHL), which is the world's largest cellphone carrier with more than 700 million active users. Clearly, there are impediments in the way, but the potential for a lower-priced iPhone for this market means strong possibilities remain. This deal would be a major upside catalyst for Apple shares.
- [By Motif Investing]
The most heavily weighted names in the motif are China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: CHL), Aibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA), Baidu Inc (NASDAQ: BIDU), India's HDFC Bank (NYSE: HDB) and Russia's Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (NYSE: MBT).
Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2018: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.(EGLE)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc (NASDAQ: EGLE) were down 49 percent to $0.381. Eagle Bulk Shipping announced after Wednesday’s close it has reached an agreement with its lenders and holders of its equity to raise $105 million.