Top Stocks To Buy For 2018

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Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) shares are drifting higher by 0.27 percent (about $0.10 per share) Wednesday after jumping 3.2 percent Tuesday following a report the company was on the verge of a buyout deal.

Akorn shares jumped more than 3 percent in a matter of minutes on Tuesday afternoon after reported a buyout by pharmaceutical company Frensius Kabi, a subsidiary of Frensius Medical Care AG & Co. (ADR) (NYSE: FMS), was "imminent."

Top Stocks To Buy For 2018: Norsat International Inc.(NSAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Norsat International Inc (USA) (NYSE: NSAT) got a boost, shooting up 22 percent to $9.85 after the company reported the receipt of new indication of interest by Privet Fund Management LLP at $10.25 per share.

Top Stocks To Buy For 2018: Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.(BOOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) shares dropped 15 percent to $6.30. Boot Barn reported weaker-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.

    Shares of Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) were down 31 percent to $1.89 after the company issued clinical updates for EC1456 and EC1169, and announced plans to reduce workforce by 40 percent via restructuring. Endocyte said that it is continuing EC1169 program in taxane-exposed patients, but ending clinical development of EC1456 and EC1169 in taxane-na茂ve patients.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap apparel retailerBoot Barn Holdings (NYSE: BOOT) is the 4th most shorted stock on theNYSE with short interest of 54.59% according to Boot Barn Holdings is the nations leading lifestyle retailer of western and work-related footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company operates 219 stores in 31 states, in addition to an e-commerce channel The Company also operates, the nations leading pure play online western and work retailer. Sheplers has been part of the western, outdoor, and work lifestyle for over 100 years. Beginning in February 2017, the Company has operated, an e-commerce site selling to customers who live a country lifestyle.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap western and work-related footwear/apparel retailerBoot Barn Holdings (NYSE: BOOT) reported fiscal Q3 2018 earnings asthe Company was the4th most shorted stock on theNYSE last September and still has elevatedshort interest of 37.26% according to Net sales increased 12.7% to $224.7 million due to an increase of 5.2% in same store sales, the sales contribution from seven new stores opened over the past twelve months and the four stores acquired from Woods Boots, and sales from the Country Outfitter site that was acquired in February 2017. Net income was $20.1 million versus $10.5 million, cash stood at$19.1 million at the end of the year and total net debt was $182.9 million. Forfiscal Q4 ending March 31, 2018, the Company expects:

Top Stocks To Buy For 2018: Majesco Entertainment Company(COOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX) and PolarityTE Inc. (NASDAQ: COOL).

Top Stocks To Buy For 2018: Rockwell Collins, Inc.(COL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    Here are 10 virtual reality stocks to watch in 2017, with today’s opening price (Feb. 22) and the year-to-date (YTD) return thus far:

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD); $17.12; +26.71% YTDUniversal Display Corp. (Nasdaq: OLED); $71.60; +25.49% YTDAdvanced Micro Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: AMD); $14.30; +24.22% YTDFacebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB); $133.60; +18.64% YTDAdobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE); $119.67; +15.93% YTDSony Corp. (NYSE ADR: SNE); $31.29; +11.49% YTDAlphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL); $848; +7.49% YTDAmbarella Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA); $57.85; +6.26% YTDMicrosoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT); $64.33; +3.16% YTDRockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE: COL); $93.97; +0.97% YTD

    The virtual reality industry could reach $33.9 billion in value by 2022, which is why virtual reality stocks are more popular than ever.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Rockwell Collins (COL) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after the aerospace & defense company’s adjusted earnings topped analyst forecasts.

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    Rockwell Collins gained 5.1% to $104.70 today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.3% to 2,348.69. The Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI) ticked up 0.1% to$65.41 as strength in Rockwell Collins and Honeywell International (HON) offset earnings-related weakness in General Electric (GE). Honeywell, which also reported today, gained 2.7% to $127.08, while General Electric dropped 2.4% to $29.55.

    CFRA’s Jim Corridore offers his take on Rockwell Collins’ earnings:

    We raise our 12-month target price by $10 to $120, 18.4X our FY 18 (Sep.) EPS estimate of $6.52 (raised today from $5.80), in line with COL’s 3-year average. We think this balances commercial aerospace (which carry higher P/Es) and military (lower P/E) peers. We raise our FY 17 EPS estimate to $6.05 from $5.49, in the middle of COL’s FY 17 (Sep.) guidance of $5.95-$6.15. COL Q1 adjusted EPS of $1.27 vs. $1.30 was three cents shy of our forecast. We are positive on demand drivers and completed acquisition of B/E Aerospace increases COL’s commercial aerospace market share.

    Rockwell Collins’ market capitalization rose to $13.7 billion today from $16.2 billion yesterday.

  • [By Lu Wang]

    Rockwell Collins (COL) sank 4.9 percent to $70.61. The maker of airplane cockpit instruments forecast revenue in fiscal 2014 will be no more than $4.60 billion. That missed the average analyst estimate of $4.93 billion in a Bloomberg survey.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Rockwell Collins (COL) has fallen 2.6% to $68.21 after it was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.

    General Electric (GE) has gained 1% to $24.25 after signing a bunch of deals and getting a positive mention from my colleague Jack Hough in this weekend’s Barron’s.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) will acquire Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) in a deal worth $30 billion , forging an aerospace behemoth producing virtually all types of avionics systems for commercial and defense aircraft.

Top Stocks To Buy For 2018: NanoString Technologies, Inc.(NSTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    NanoString Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: NSTG) was down, falling around 21 percent to $18.06 after the company issued weak revenue forecast for FY2016.

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