President Trump needs a new director for his National Economic Council after Gary Cohn resigned.
There’s one candidate in the mix that may really please investors: Chris Liddell, who has served as chief financial officer for two blue chip American companies, GM (GM) and Microsoft (MSFT)
Liddell, like the former Goldman Sachs (GS) executive Cohn, has a background in crunching numbers and dealing with Wall Street.
The New York Times first reported on Saturday that Liddell was the “top contender” to replace Cohn. A senior White House official later confirmed to CNN that Liddell is a “possibility” as a replacement for Cohn. Liddell currently serves in the White House as the director of strategic initiatives, working closely with Jared Kushner.
Ivan Feinseth, director of research and chief investment officer at Tigress Financial Partners, said he did not think an ethics complaint filed against Liddell last year because of meetings he held at the White House with executives of companies that he owned stocks in would be a major issue either.
Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)
- [By Paul Ausick]
Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: PDM) dropped about 3.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.35. Shares closed at $17.98 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.74. Volume was about 60% above the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company had no specific news.
Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC(CQH)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Cheniere Energy Partners (NYSEAMERICAN:CQH) – Equities research analysts at US Capital Advisors boosted their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Cheniere Energy Partners in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, May 14th. US Capital Advisors analyst J. Carreker now expects that the energy company will post earnings of $0.57 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.54. US Capital Advisors also issued estimates for Cheniere Energy Partners’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.57 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.57 EPS.
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
I wouldn’t personally buy Cheniere Energy — it has a complex corporate structure that includes not just Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. but also Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (NYSE: CQH),where the only asset is an ownership stake in Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. Cheniere Energy is attempting to resolve this issue by acquiring Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings. Until that process is complete, however, that’s just too much corporate complexity for my taste.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: LNG) announced Thursday morning that it is acquiring the approximately 8.1% of subsidiary Cheniere Energy Partners Holdings LLC (NYSEAMERICAN: CQH) that it does not already own in an all-stock deal valued at $28.24 per share of Cheniere Partners Holdings.
Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Enova International, Inc.(ENVA)
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M
Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Insys Therapeutics, Inc.(INSY)
- [By Keith Speights]
In October 2017, I predicted that Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY) could be the biggest comeback story of 2018.For a while, it looked like I was on the right track. Insys stock soared in the fourth quarter of 2017. By early January, it was one of the hottest marijuana stocks on the market. Then the momentum evaporated.
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Abbvie Inc. (ABBV) , for example, is generally just a pharmaceutical stock. However, the company also marketed Marinol, an FDA-approved synthetic cannabinoid meant to help nausea and vomiting in cancer and AIDS patients. INSYS Therapeutics, Inc. (INSY) is a pharmaceutical company that got approval from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for a synthetic cannabis – despite having donated to anti-marijuana advocacy groups in the past.
- [By Keith Speights]
Some people picture rows of cannabis plants growing in a greenhouse when they think of marijuana stocks. While that’s an appropriate image to have in mind for many marijuana stocks, it’s a different story for others. 22nd Century Group (NYSEMKT:XXII) and Insys Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INSY) are good examples.
- [By Casey Wilson]
Others, like cannabis biotech firm Insys Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: INSY), are direct plays in marijuana businesses that offer investors the opportunity for incredibly fast gains.
- [By Sean Williams]
Yet in spite of this momentum, drug developer Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY) has been an absolute train wreck. Insys offers a broad spectrum of therapies in its product portfolio and pipeline, but it gets its association with “marijuana stocks” through its Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Syndros, a liquid dronabinol solution — i.e., a synthetic form of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant — designed to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, as well as anorexia associated with AIDS. It also has other cannabidiol-based products in development in its pipeline.
Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company(ADM)
- [By Lee Jackson]
This is a very solid play for rocky markets and is offering a very reasonable entry point. Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE: ADM) is a large agricultural services company with almost $90 billion in sales. It is in the business of converting agricultural harvest such as corn, wheat, soybeans and other products into basic ingredients for both consumer and industrial product manufacturers. Its main business lines are focused on oilseed processing, corn processing and agricultural services.
- [By Maxx Chatsko]
China imported 55 million gallons of American ethanol from November 2017 to the end of February 2018. It could be just the beginning. That would be great news for Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM), Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE), and Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) — the three largest publicly traded ethanol producers in the United States.
Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Hertz Global Holdings Inc(HTZ)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
The stock market dealt with continued volatility on Tuesday, with investors uncertain how to react to a mix of earnings and geopolitical news. Throughout most of the day, market participants were trying to predict whether the Trump administration would move forward with its plans to withdraw the U.S. from the nuclear deal with Iran, and major benchmarks stayed in a relatively tight range with a downward bias during the morning and early afternoon. After the expected announcement, the Dow fell to a triple-digit loss late in the afternoon, but it recovered by the end of the session. Adding to the gloominess was bad news regarding some key individual stocks. DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH), Gogo (NASDAQ:GOGO), and Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE:HTZ) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) were down 17 percent to $18.505 after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Wall Street had another good session on Tuesday, with favorable earnings reports from some of the nation’s most successful technology companies helping to lift major benchmarks by 1% or more. Investors haven’t forgotten about some of the potential pitfalls that could derail the recovery, including both geopolitical and macroeconomic concerns. Yet traders seem to want to see the market test its all-time highs before deciding whether the correction could turn into a full-fledged bear market reversal. Some individual stocks, however, missed out on the good times. GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), Apellis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:APLS), and Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE:HTZ) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) were down 11 percent to $19.77 after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
- [By Paul Ausick]
After markets closed on Monday, rental car company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) and real-estate firm Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) reported quarterly results. Before markets opened Tuesday morning Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) and Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) also released earnings reports. Here’s a quick look at the reports and the reactions to them.
- [By Max Byerly]
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Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (HTZ) CFO Thomas C. Kennedy Buys 15,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Northcoast Research Weighs in on Hertz Global Holdings, Inc’s Q2 2018 Earnings (HTZ) (americanbankingnews.com) Hertz Global Target of Unusually High Options Trading (HTZ) (americanbankingnews.com) Edited Transcript of HTZ earnings conference call or presentation 8-May-18 12:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Hertz Sweeps 2018 FlyerTalk Awards (finance.yahoo.com)
Several equities research analysts have issued reports on HTZ shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hertz Global from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Macquarie upgraded Hertz Global from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Goldman Sachs dropped their target price on Hertz Global from $15.00 to $13.00 and set a “sell” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Hertz Global from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.71.