Memorial Day is the traditional start to summer, but the Fourth of July is when the season kicks into high gear. You dont have to go broke to enjoy the beach or backyard barbeques. In fact, you should be able to pick up many of the items you need on the cheap at dollar stores.
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So, with that in mind, we trekked off to check out the bargains on quintessential summer merchandise at Dollar Tree, a popular dollar-store chain that sells everything for a buck or less. We also comparison-shopped at Target and Giant, to see if these retailers could match or beat Dollar Trees prices. Heres what we found.
Apparel. Of course youre looking to show off your patriotic pride this summer. A pair of flip-flops, a one-size-fits-all patriotic hat and a stylish patriotic scarf are available for $1 each at Dollar Tree. The patriotic hats and scarves at Target were selling for $3 each and a pair of flip-flops was on clearance for $3.98.
10 Best Machinery Stocks To Own For 2017: ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology(BIS)
ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology (the Fund) seeks investment results for a single day only, not for longer periods. The Fund seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to twice (200%) the daily performance of the Index. The return of the Fund for a period longer than a single trading day will be the result of each days returns compounded over the period, which will very likely differ from twice (200%) the return of the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (the Index) for that period. The Fund does not seek to achieve its stated investment objective over a period of time greater than one day. The Fund invests in equity securities and derivatives that have similar daily performance characteristics as twice (200%) the daily return of the Index. The Fund invests in financial instruments whose value is derived from the value of an underlying asset, interest rate or index. ProShare Advisors LLC is the investment advisor of the Fund. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Jim Robertson]
Yesterday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested the ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotech (NASDAQ: BIS) and Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X Shares (NYSEARCA: LABD) as ways to short biotech onshort termweakness in the sector, but our suggestion comes with a long termcaveat:
10 Best Machinery Stocks To Own For 2017: East West Bancorp Inc.(EWBC)
East West Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for East West Bank, which provides a range of personal and commercial banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, business executives, professionals, and other individuals in California. It offers various deposit products, including personal and business checking and savings accounts, time deposits and individual retirement accounts, travelers? checks, safe deposit boxes, and MasterCard and Visa merchant deposit services. The company?s lending activities include commercial, multifamily residential real estate, trade finance, accounts receivable, small business administration, inventory, and working capital loans, as well as commercial real estate, construction, and single-family residential real estate loans. In addition, it provides financing to facilitate its clients? business transactions between Asia and the United States. Further, the company, through its other subsidiary, East West Insurance Servic es , Inc., offers business and consumer insurance services to the southern California market. As of October 19, 2011, it operated through a network of 130 locations worldwide. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.
Top Gold Stocks For 2017: Nordson Corporation(NDSN)
Nordson Corporation manufactures equipment used for precision dispensing, testing and inspection, and surface preparation and curing. Its Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment manufactures equipment for applying adhesives, lotions, and liquids to disposable products; automated adhesive dispensing systems for the food and beverage, and packaged goods industries; hot melt and cold glue adhesive dispensing systems for the paper and paperboard converting industries; adhesive and sealant dispensing systems for bonding or sealing plastic, metal, and wood products; and laminating and coating systems to manufacture continuous-roll goods in the nonwovens, textile, paper, and flexible-packaging industries. The company?s Advanced Technology Systems segment comprises automated gas plasma treatment systems used to clean and condition surfaces for the semiconductor, medical, and printed circuit board industries; controlled manual and automated systems for applying materials in customer pr ocesses requiring precision and material conservation; ultraviolet equipment used in curing and drying operations for specialty coatings, semiconductor materials, and paints; and bond testing and automated optical and x-ray inspection systems used in the semiconductor and printed circuit board industries. Its Industrial Coating Systems segment provides automated and manual dispensing systems used for applying coatings, paint, finishes, sealants, and other materials. Nordson Corporation markets its products in the United States and internationally through a direct sales force, as well as through qualified distributors and sales representatives. It serves various markets, including the appliance, automotive, bookbinding, container, converting, electronics, food and beverage, furniture, life sciences and medical, metal finishing, non woven, packaging, and semiconductor industries. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Westlake, Ohio.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $415.52 million. Nordson shares gained 0.88 percent to close at $75.74 on Friday.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $415.52 million.
KLX Inc (NASDAQ: KLXI) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.30 per share on revenue of $383.62 million.
10 Best Machinery Stocks To Own For 2017: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)
Black Box Corporation provides technology solutions that assist its customers to design, build, manage, and secure their IT infrastructure. It offers IT infrastructure, specialty networking, multimedia, and keyboard/video/mouse switching products. The company also provides communications lifecycle, unified communications, structured cabling, video/AV, in-building wireless, and data center services. It distributes its products primarily through value-added resellers, direct marketing manufacturers, mass merchandisers, Web retailers, and others; and services through value-added resellers, manufacturers, large system integrators, and other technical services companies. It serves government, healthcare, business services, manufacturing, retail, technology, banking, and other industries worldwide. Black Box Corporation was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Lawrence, Pennsylvania.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $218.41 million.
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10 Best Machinery Stocks To Own For 2017: Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.(GOL)
GOL Linhas A茅reas Inteligentes S.A., through its subsidiaries, provides regular and non-regular air transportation services for passengers, cargoes, and mailbags in South America and the Caribbean. The company operates in two segments, Flight Transportation and Smiles Loyalty Program. As of December 31, 2014, it operated a fleet of 144 aircraft, which included 96 aircraft under operating leases, 45 aircraft under finance leases, and 3 aircraft owned by the company. It also develops and manages its own or third partys customer loyalty program, as well as sells redemption rights of awards related to the loyalty program. GOL Linhas A茅reas Inteligentes S.A. has a strategic partnership with Air France-KLM. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in S茫o Paulo, Brazil.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (ADR) (NYSE: GOL) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.73 per share on revenue of $705.31 million.
Caretrust REIT Inc (NASDAQ: CTRE) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $22.21 million.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Regional Airlines: The industry dropped 1.9 percent by 11:00 am. The worst performer in this industry was Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (ADR) (NYSE: GOL), which declined 5.8 percent.
10 Best Machinery Stocks To Own For 2017: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.(TTWO)
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. develops, publishes, and markets interactive entertainment for consumers worldwide. The company offers its products under the Rockstar Games and 2K labels. It develops and publishes action/adventure products under the Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, Midnight Club, and Red Dead names through developing sequels; offering downloadable episodes, and content and currency; and releasing titles for smartphones and tablets. The company also develops brands in other genres, including the L.A. Noire, Bully, and Manhunt franchises. In addition, it publishes various entertainment properties across platforms and a range of genres, including shooter, action, role-playing, strategy, sports, and family/casual entertainment under the BioShock, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, and XCOM Enemy Unknown series, as well as Borderlands and Evolve franchises; and various sports simulation titles, including its flagship NBA 2K series, a basketball video game and the WWE 2K series. The companys portfolio of brands also comprise Carnival Games, Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis, Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Spec Ops, and Top Spin. Its products are designed for console gaming systems, such as Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Xbox One; handheld gaming systems; and personal computers comprising smartphones and tablets. The company delivers its products through physical retail, digital download, online platforms, and cloud streaming services. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
- [By Christopher Freeburn]
On Tuesday, Rockstar Games, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO), released its much anticipated Grand Theft Auto V. The game allows players to navigate a large city, interacting with various unsavory and often violent criminals as they carry out missions. Players get to take part in car chases, shoot-outs and assorted examples of mayhem. The game’s latest edition remains true to the spirit of gleeful carnage found in its previous iterations, USA TODAY notes.
10 Best Machinery Stocks To Own For 2017: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.(AEO)
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO Inc.), incorporated on January 26, 1972, is a specialty retailer, operating over 1,000 retail stores and online at ae.com and aerie.com in the United States and internationally. The Company operates in the segment of American Eagle Outfitters Brand (AEO Brand) retail stores, Aerie by American Eagle Outfitters retail stores and AEO Direct. The Company offers an assortment of apparel and accessories for men and women under the American Eagle Outfitters brand, and intimates, apparel and personal care products for women under the Aerie brand. It also has license agreements with third parties to operate American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie stores throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. The Company operates over 950 American Eagle Outfitters stores and approximately 100 Aerie stand-alone stores. It has store base in approximately 140 locations in over 20 countries and its online business ships to approximately 80 countries around the world.
The Company has approximately 1,190 company-owned and licensed store locations. The Company’s AEO brand stores average approximately 6,500 gross square feet and approximately 5,200 on a selling square foot basis. Its Aerie brand stores average approximately 3,900 gross square feet and approximately 3,000 on a selling square foot basis. Its company-owned retail stores are located in shopping malls, lifestyle centers and street locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.
American Eagle Outfitters Brand
The Company’s AEO Brand is an American brand. The Company offers bottoms collection, an assortment of other apparel categories, as well as footwear and accessories. The AEO Brand operates approximately 950 stores and online at ae.com.
The Company’s Aerie is an intimates brand, offering bras, undies and swim. The Aerie brand operates approximately 100 stand-alone stores and over 70 side-by-side stores conne! cted to AEO brand stores. In addition, the Aerie brand is sold in AEO brand stores and online at aerie.com.
The Company, through Tailgate Clothing Company, owns and operates Tailgate, a vintage, sports-inspired apparel brand with a college town store concept, and Todd Snyder New York, a menswear brand. The Company operates a Tailgate store in Iowa City, Iowa. Tailgate and Todd Snyder product is also sold online at TailgateClothing.com and ToddSnyder.com.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.
10 Best Machinery Stocks To Own For 2017: Harte-Hanks, Inc.(HHS)
Harte Hanks, Inc. (Harte Hanks), incorporated on October 1, 1970, is a multi-channel marketing company. The Company operates through two segments, which include Customer Interaction and Trillium Software. The Company’s Customer Interaction segment provides a range of integrated, multi-channel, data-driven solutions for a range of brands around the globe. The Trillium Software segment is engaged in providing enterprise data quality solutions.
The Company’s Customer Interaction segment offers a range of marketing services, in media from direct mail to e-mail, including agency and digital services; database marketing solutions and business-to-business lead generation; direct mail, and contact centers. Its agency services are customer engagement agencies specializing in direct and digital communications for both consumer and business-to-business markets. The Company’s digital solutions integrate online services within the marketin g mix and include search engine management, display, digital analytics, Website development and design, digital strategy, social media, e-mail, e-commerce and interactive relationship management and a range of other services that support its core businesses.
The Company delivers a range of marketing database solutions across various industries. Its solutions are built around centralized marketing databases with the core offerings, including insight and analytics; customer data integration, and marketing communications tools. The Company is a direct marketing provider and also a mailing partner of the United States Postal Service (USPS). Its services include digital printing, print on demand, mail optimization, logistics and transportation optimization, tracking (including its prEtrak solution), commingling, shrink wrapping and specialized mailings. It also maintains fulfillment centers where it provides custom kitting services, print on demand, product recalls, and freight optimization allowing its customers to distribut! e literature and other marketing materials. It operates teleservice workstations around the globe providing contact center solutions, such as speech, voice and video chat, integrated voice response, analytics, social cloud monitoring and Web self-service. It provides both inbound and outbound contact center services and supports various languages with its global locations for both consumer and business-to-business markets.
The Company offers business solutions to solve data problems experienced by financial services, banking, retail, healthcare, manufacturing and risk professionals. The Company’s range of technologies and services include global data profiling, data cleansing, enrichment and data linking for e-business, Big Data customer relationship management, data governance, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, data warehouse and other enterprise applications.
The Company competes with IBM, Oracle and SAP.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Harte Hanks Inc (NYSE: HHS) were down 19 percent to $2.95. Harte Hanks entered into a new $110 million credit facility over 5 years.
TravelCenters of America LLC (NYSE: TA) was down, falling around 18 percent to $7.75. TravelCenters of America reported a Q4 loss of $0.04 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
10 Best Machinery Stocks To Own For 2017: Prudential Financial Inc.(PRU)
Prudential Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers various financial products and services in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The company operates through three divisions: The U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management, The U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance, and The International Insurance and Investments. The U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management division provides individual variable and fixed annuity products, as well as offers retirement investment and income products and services to retirement plan sponsors in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. This division also provides investment management and advisory services to the public and private marketplace. The U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance division offers individual variable life, term life, and universal life insurance products; and group life, long-term and short-term group disability, long-term care, and group corporate-, bank-and trus t-owned life insurance products to institutional clients. This division also sells accidental death and dismemberment, and other ancillary coverages, as well as provides plan administrative services; and offers preferred provider and indemnity dental coverage plans to clients. The International Insurance and Investments division provides international individual life insurance products in Japan, Korea, and other foreign countries; and offers proprietary and non-proprietary asset management, investment advice, and services to retail and institutional clients internationally. In addition, the company engages in real estate brokerage franchise business, which involves marketing its franchises to the real estate companies. Further, it provides institutional clients and government agencies with various services in connection with the relocation of their employees. Prudential Financial, Inc. was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Clinton 15 stock basket (DBUSCLNT): UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Humana (HUM), McKesson (MCK), Aecom (ACM), Quanta Services (PWR), ExxonMobil (XOM), Alcoa (AA), NextEra Energy (NEE), Cree (CREE), First Solar (FSLR), Facebook (FB), Netflix (NFLX), Prudential Financial (PRU), Citigroup (C), Union Pacific (UNP).
10 Best Machinery Stocks To Own For 2017: Farmer Brothers Company(FARM)
Farmer Bros. Co. engages in the manufacture, wholesale, and distribution of coffee, tea, and culinary products. Its product line includes roasted coffee; liquid coffee; and coffee related products, such as coffee filters, sugar and creamers, assorted teas, cappuccino, cocoa, spices, gelatins and puddings, soup, gravy and sauce mixes, pancake and biscuit mixes, and jellies and preserves. The company distributes its products through direct and brokered sales to institutional foodservice establishments, including restaurants, hotels, casinos, hospitals, and foodservice providers, as well as retailers, such as convenience stores, coffee houses, general merchandisers, private label retailers, and grocery stores in the United States. Farmer Bros. Co. was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Torrance, California.
- [By Peter Graham]
The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap coffee manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor Farmer Brothers Co (NASDAQ: FARM) is scheduled for after the market closes on Monday (September 12th). Last Wednesday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested going long on the iPath Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return SM Index ETN (NYSEARCA: JO) and shorting Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) in anticipation of further upside ahead for coffee as a commodity: