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L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) shares fell after the bell Wednesday as the company posted meek third-quarter results.

The company — which owns brands such as Victoria’s Secret — unveiled earnings that fell to $85.99 million, or 30 cents per share on an adjusted basis. A year ago, L Brands garnered a profit of $121.64 million, or 42 cents per share.

Top Stocks To Own Right Now: Targa Resources, Inc.(TRGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) currently offers a well-above-average dividend that yields 6.6%. In exchange for that high yield, investors need to accept a higher level of risk since the company barely generates enough cash flow to cover that payout, which is one of several red flags.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Williams Partners (NYSE: WPZ) and Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) are both large-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. trimmed its holdings in Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) by 30.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 224,657 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 99,015 shares during the period. Reaves W H & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Targa Resources were worth $9,885,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Stocks To Own Right Now: iShares S&P Global Clean Energy Index Fund(ICLN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Levine]

    For those afraid of getting burned with the solar ETF, the iShares Global Clean Energy ETF (NASDAQ:ICLN) may be a more attractive option since the fund’s stated objective is to “track the investment results of the S&P Global Clean Energy Index.” The fund’s 30 holdings represent global leaders in renewable energy, ranging from solar power to geothermal to waste-to-energy. Like the Invesco Solar ETF, the iShares Global Clean Energy ETF is not actively managed and carries a fairly low expense ratio of 0.47%. Distributions are made semiannually and currently offer a trailing-12-month yield of 2.34%.

Top Stocks To Own Right Now: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Incyte and Prothena’s meltdowns occurred in different fields of medicine, but both companies could have saved a bundle by generating some comparison data before investing heavily into a slate of big phase 3 trials. In June 2016, Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) started the first trial to see if its lead cancer therapy, Keytruda, could get a boost from Incyte’s epacadostat by comparing melanoma patients receiving the combo against those given Keytruda plus a placebo. Rather than wait for this study to complete before forging ahead, the partners enrolled patients with four more tumor types into similar phase 3 studies last January.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) has a PDUFA target action date of October 6, for its Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus 9-valent vaccine, recombinant), the company’s 9-valent HPV vaccine. The application is seeking approval for an expanded age indication for Gardasil 9 for use in women and men ages 27 to 45 for the prevention of certain cancers and diseases caused by the nine HPV types covered by the vaccine.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Shares of Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) had a boost early Monday after the firm announced that its Phase 3 trial of Keytruda for the treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) met its primary endpoint for overall survival.

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