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Hot Biotech Stocks To Watch For 2021

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Hot Biotech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Amgen Inc.(AMGN)

Amgen Inc., a biotechnology medicines company, discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets human therapeutics based on advances in cellular and molecular biology for grievous illnesses primarily in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company markets recombinant protein therapeutics in supportive cancer care, nephrology, and inflammation. Its principal products include Aranesp and EPOGEN erythropoietic-stimulating agents that stimulate the production of red blood cells; Neulasta and NEUPOGEN to stimulate the production of neutrophils, which is a type of white blood cell that helps the body to fight infections; and Enbrel, an inhibitor of tumor necrosis factor that plays a role in the body?s response to inflammatory diseases. The company also markets other products comprising Sensipar/Mimpara, a small molecule calcimimetic that lowers serum calcium levels; Vectibix, a monoclonal antibody that binds specifically to the epidermal growth factor receptor; and Nplate, a thrombopoietin (TPO) receptor agonist that mimics endogenous TPO, the primary driver of platelet production. In addition, it provides Denosumab, a human monoclonal antibody that targets RANKL, an essential regulator of osteoclasts. Further, the company offers product candidates in mid-to-late stage development in a variety of therapeutic areas, including oncology, hematology, inflammation, bone, nephrology, cardiovascular, and general medicine consisting of neurology. It markets its products to healthcare providers, including physicians or their clinics, dialysis centers, hospitals, and pharmacies; consumers; and wholesale distributors of pharmaceutical products. The company has various collaborative arrangements with Pfizer Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline plc; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited; Array BioPharma Inc.; Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co. Ltd.; and Cytokinetics, Inc. Amgen Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Every so often on Rule Breaker Investing, Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner shares a five-stock sampler — five active recommendations in either Rule Breakers or Stock Advisor that are poised for great things. This week: five healthcare companies that are innovating treatments and drugs that are making the world healthier. Learn more about Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE), Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT), Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN), and Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) and why you should add these exciting and inspiring stocks to your watch list.

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    Even though ABBV has more than 100 patents covering Humira, and despite its 2017 patent win over Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) requiring AMGN to wait until 2023 before issuing its own copy of Humira, the battle for generic Humira isn’t over.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) have a lot in common. They are both hugely successful biotech giants that were founded decades ago. They each have produced stellar returns for their long-term shareholders and crank out copious amounts of cash flow each year.

Hot Biotech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ALNY)

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in discovering, developing, and commercializing novel therapeutics based on RNA interference (RNAi). Its core product programs under clinical or pre-clinical development include ALN-TTR, a Phase I clinical trial program for the treatment of transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis; ALN-APC, a Phase I clinical trial program for the treatment of hemophilia; ALN-PCS for the treatment of severe hypercholesterolemia; ALN-HPN, a pre-clinical development for the treatment of refractory anemia; and ALN-TMP, a pre-clinical development for the treatment of hemoglobinopathies, including beta-thalassemia and sickle cell anemia. The company?s partner-based programs comprise ALN-RSV01, a Phase II clinical trial program for the treatment of respiratory syncytial virus infection; ALN-VSP, a Phase I clinical trial completed program for the treatment of liver cancers; and ALN-HTT, a pre-clinical development for the treatment of Huntington?s disease. It has strategic alliances with Novartis Pharma AG; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Medtronic Inc.; Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.; and Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Staying on top of every new drugmaker takes a lot more time than you probably have. That said, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) shareholders want to keep their eyes on young Eidos and its lead candidate. Here’s why.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) updated investors last month on how the launch of Onpattro, its first drug that was approved to treat transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis (ATTR), was going at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY)Q4 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 7, 2017, 4:30 p.m. ET

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Hot Biotech Stocks To Watch For 2021: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

ArQule, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, engages in the research and development of cancer therapeutics directed toward molecular targets and biological processes. Its lead product ARQ 197 is non-adenosine triphosphate competitive inhibitor of the c-Met receptor tyrosine kinase, which is being evaluated as monotherapy and in combination therapy in a Phase II clinical development program that includes trials in non-small cell lung cancer, c-Met-associated soft tissue sarcomas, pancreatic adenocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, germ cell tumors, and colorectal cancer. The company is also developing ARQ 621, a Phase I program focused on inhibition of the Eg5 kinesin spindle protein. Its clinical stage products include ARQ 501, ARQ 761, and ARQ 171, which are designed to kill cancer cells selectively while sparing normal cells through the direct activation of DNA damage response/checkpoint pathways. In addition, the company involves in pre-clinical development o f B-RAF and AKIP Kinase inhibitors. The company has collaborations with Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. ArQule, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts.

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  • [By Cory Renauer]

    It isn’t unusual for oncology stocks to double in a single day after a company announces clinical trial results. Arqule (NASDAQ:ARQL) stands out among its peers because it notched a 67% gain after reporting a partial remission for just one leukemia patient.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Arqule Inc  (NASDAQ:ARQL)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 07, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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Hot Biotech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Biogen Idec Inc(BIIB)

Biogen Idec Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, hemophilia, and autoimmune disorders in the United States and internationally. Its marketed products include the AVONEX for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS); RITUXAN for treating relapsed or refractory, CD20-positive, and B-cell Non-Hodgkin?s lymphoma (NHL); TYSABRI to treat relapsing MS; FUMADERM for the treatment of severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients; and FAMPYRA, an oral compound for the improvement of walking in adult patients with MS with walking disability. Biogen Idec Inc.?s products under Phase III consist of PEGylated interferon beta-1a designed to prolong the effects and reduce the dosing frequency of interferon beta-1a; BG-12 for the treatment of MS; Daclizumab, a monoclonal antibody in relapsing MS; Long-lasting factor IX and VIII fusion protein for the treatment of hemophilia B; GA101, a monoclonal antibody for t he treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and NHL; and Dexpramipexole, an orally administered small molecule for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The company?s Phase I clinical trial products include Anti-LINGO for use in multiple sclerosis, Neublastin for use in neuropathic pain, CD40L for use in systemic lupus erythematosus, ANTI-TWAEK humanized monoclonal antibody for TWEAK, and BIIB037 for use in Alzheimer’s disease; and Phase II clinical trial product comprises OCRELIZUMAB, a humanized monoclonal antibody for treating CD20. It has collaboration agreements with Genentech, Inc.; Elan Pharma International, Ltd; Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.; Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB; Abbott Biotherapeutics Corp; and Vernalis plc. The company was formerly known as IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation and changed its name to Biogen Idec Inc. in November 2003. Biogen Idec Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Weston, Massachusetts.

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    Just last Thursday, March 21, Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) and its partner, Japanese biopharmaceutical company Eisai (OTC: ESALY), said that their experimental Alzheimer’s therapy, which at that time was at the second stage of clinical trials, was a bust. BIIB dropped 29.2% on the day, and ESALY by 35% on the same day.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    In this episode of Motley Fool Money, host Chris Hill and analysts Emily Flippen, Jim Mueller, and Jason Moser hit on some of the biggest recent news in the market. Disney (NYSE:DIS) finishes up its merger with Fox, and it’s ready to take on a crowded streaming space. CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) diversifies into CBD lotion. Levi Strauss (NYSE:LEVI) enters the public markets with a bafflingly high market cap, while Nike (NYSE:NKE) sells off on higher-than-expected revenue and profits. Biogen’s (NASDAQ:BIIB) biggest trial bombs, and the stock tanks along with it. Papa John’s (NASDAQ:PZZA) welcomes Shaq into its board of directors. And, as always, the analysts share some stocks on their radar. Plus, stay tuned for an interview with Lake House Capital’s Joe Magyer about investing in Australia — the biggest trends, biggest worries, and some Aussie picks to add to your watch list.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) will lead a busy day of earnings reports. The firm expects that its year-over-year sales will have increased by 7%. The company’s stock slumped in February after Duke basketball player Zion Williamson was hurt blowing out his sneaker in the first minute of a major contest against North Carolina. Expect analysts to ask a lot of questions about Nike’s expectations for global economic growth and its exposure to a weakening Chinese economy.
    Stocks to Watch Today: BIIB, BA, LEVI
    Shares of Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) plunged more than 25% after the company announced a major setback for a key Alzheimer’s drug. The biotech giant announced that its experimental drug “aducanumab” is unlikely to be effective for mass deployment and that it will halt its research. One analyst described this as a “transformative failure for Biogen’s pipeline.” This is a massive setback for one of the top biotech companies in the world. Shares of Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) are off again Thursday on news that the investigation into its 737 Max jets has expanded. According to reports, the FBI has now joined a federal investigation into the certification process for the jet. The Department of Transportation launched an audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of the jet, which received certification two years ago. Boeing and the FAA have faced global scrutiny over two fatal crashes involving the 737 Max jet series and news of previous pilot complaints about the planes. Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE: LEVI) will return to the public markets for the first time in 34 years. The iconic apparel company will launch its IPO today with a price of $17 per share. That would set the company’s market capitalization at $6.6 billion. Look for other earnings reports from Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), Cintas Corp. (NASDAQ: CTAS), CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE: CEO), Conagra Brands Inc. (NYSE: CAG), Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI), and Lands’ End Inc. (NYSE: LE).
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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

Most investors buy high-yield dividend stocks because they want the larger income stream these companies provide. However, that bigger cash payout isn’t the only benefit of high-yield stocks. Two others are that they tend to generate higher total returns and aren’t as volatile as other stocks. Those two facts make them ideal investment options for all investors, even younger ones focused on growth. 

1. High-yield stocks are more likely to outperform most other stocks

Wellington Management conducted a study of dividend-paying stocks dating all the way back to 1929. It broke them out into five groups by their dividend payout ratios. The first one had the stocks with the highest payout ratios — 70% on average — while the fifth grouping had those with the lowest payout ratios. Given that stocks with higher payout ratios tend to have the highest yields, this research is a good proxy for how high-yield stocks performed over that time frame.

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: New Century Bancorp Inc.(NC)

New Century Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for New Century Bank that provides commercial and retail banking services to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in southeastern North Carolina. Its deposit product line comprises checking, savings, NOW, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit, and non-interest-bearing demand and time deposits. The company?s loan portfolio includes one-to-four family and multi-family residential loans; construction loans; home equity lines of credit; commercial real estate loans; commercial and industrial loans; and loans to individuals. It operates main office in Dunn; and branch offices in Clinton, Goldsboro, Lillington, Greenville, Fayetteville, Lumberton, Pembroke, and Raeford. The company is headquartered in Dunn, North Carolina.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    NACCO Industries Inc  (NYSE:NC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 07, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) and NACCO Industries (NYSE:NC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cohen & Steers Select Preferred and Income Fund, Inc.(PSF)

Cohen & Steers Select Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. is a diversified, closed-end investment company. The Fund’s primary investment objective is high current income through investment in preferred and other income securities. Its secondary investment objective is capital appreciation. The preferred and other income securities are issued by the United States and non-the United States companies, such as banks, insurance companies, real estate investment trusts (REITs), other diversified financials, as well as energy, pipeline and telecommunications companies. The Fund’s geographical portfolio includes the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Japan, Netherlands, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain. The Fund invests in a range of sectors, such as banking, insurance, real estate, utility, telecommunications and others. Cohen & Steers Capital Management, Inc. serves as an investment manager for the Fund. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd (NYSE:PSF) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 48.661768322942 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Emergent Capital, Inc.(EMG)

Emergent Capital, Inc., formerly Imperial Holdings, Inc., incorporated on February 2, 2011, is a specialty finance company that invests in asset classes, primarily life settlements. The Company, through its subsidiary companies, owns a portfolio of approximately 630 life insurance policies (life settlements). The Company purchases individual policies and portfolios of life insurance policies and manages those assets based on actuarial and market data.

The Company provides customized liquidity solutions to owners of illiquid financial assets in two markets, which include life finance and structured settlements. The Company focuses on lending to outright purchases of portfolios, to tertiary trades, as well as individual secondary market purchases. The Company invests in short and long-term life settlement investments.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Man Group PLC (LON:EMG) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 183 ($2.39).

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ecolab Inc.(ECL)

Ecolab was incorporated as a Delaware corporation in 1924. Our fiscal year is the calendar year ending December 31.

In 2015, we took several actions to continue to invest in and build our business, including: the June 2015 acquisition of Jianghai Environmental Protection Co. Ltd, an industrial water treatment company headquartered in Changzhou, China; the November 2015 acquisition of the U.S. operations of Charlotte, N.C. – based Swisher Hygiene Inc, a provider of hygiene and sanitizing solutions for the foodservice, hospitality, retail and healthcare markets; and the November 2015 acquisition of the assets and operations of Calgary – based Ultra Fab Industries Ltd, which manufactures customized solutions and specialized chemical injection systems for the oil and gas industry. See Part II, Item 8, Note 4 of this Form 10-K for additional information about these three acquisitions as well as additional actions taken by the Company.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “Ecolab (ECL) Sets New 52-Week High at $173.40” was originally published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this article on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of US & international copyright law. The correct version of this article can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4218879/ecolab-ecl-sets-new-52-week-high-at-173-40.html.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Last year, Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) had to navigate headwinds including global currency fluctuations made worse by a strong U.S. dollar, rising delivery costs, and volatility in energy markets. The business attempted to offset cost increases by improving operating efficiency and increasing selling prices, but those efforts weren’t enough to stop fourth-quarter operating income from sliding 4% compared to 2017. Revenue increased 3% year over year. 

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFebruary 19, 2019, 1:00 p.m. ET

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Zogenix, Inc.(ZGNX)

We are a pharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing central nervous system, or CNS, therapies that address specific clinical needs for people living with orphan and other CNS disorders who need innovative treatment alternatives to help them improve their daily functioning. Our current areas of focus are epilepsy and schizophrenia. Our lead product candidate is ZX008, a low-dose fenfluramine for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome. Dravet syndrome is a rare and catastrophic form of pediatric epilepsy with life threatening consequences for patients and for which current treatment options are very limited. ZX008 has received orphan drug designation in the United States and Europe for the treatment of Dravet syndrome. In January 2016, we received notification of Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, for ZX008 for the treatment of Dravet syndrome.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After Zogenix (NASDAQ:ZGNX) announced it has submitted marketing applications in the U.S. and Europe for approval for Fintepla (formerly ZX008) for treatment of Dravet syndrome, shares gained 20.5% in February, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Medifast, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of weight management and disease management products, and other consumable health and diet products in the United States. The company?s product lines include weight and disease management, meal replacement, and vitamins. It also operates weight control centers that offer Medifast programs for weight loss and maintenance, customized patient counseling, and inbody composition analysis. The company markets its products under the Medifast and Essential brand names, including shakes, appetite suppression shakes, women?s health shakes, diabetics shakes, joint health shakes, coronary health shakes, calorie burn drinks, calorie burn flavor infusers, antioxidant shakes, antioxidant flavor infusers, bars, crunch bars, soups, chili, oatmeal, pudding, scrambled eggs, hot cocoa, cappuccino, chai latte, iced teas, fruit drinks, pretzels, puffs, brownie, pancakes, soy crisps, crackers, and omega 3 and digestive health products. Medifast Inc. sells its products through various channels of distribution comprising Web, call center, independent health advisors, medical professionals, weight loss clinics, and direct consumer marketing supported via the phone and the Web; Take Shape for Life, a physician led network of independent health coaches; and weight control centers. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Medifast Inc  (NYSE:MED)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MediBloc [MED] (CURRENCY:MED) traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on February 16th. MediBloc [MED] has a total market capitalization of $19.63 million and $281,103.00 worth of MediBloc [MED] was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, MediBloc [MED] has traded down 27.6% against the U.S. dollar. One MediBloc [MED] token can currently be bought for $0.0066 or 0.00000100 BTC on major exchanges including Coinrail, Bibox and Gate.io.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its stake in Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED) by 12.4% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 5,781 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 640 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Medifast were worth $926,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW)

The Sherwin-Williams Company, founded in 1866 and incorporated in Ohio in 1884, is engaged in the development, manufacture, distribution and sale of paint, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers primarily in North and South America with additional operations in the Caribbean region, Europe and Asia. Our principal executive offices are located at 101 West Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115-1075, telephone (216) 566-2000. As used in this report, the terms “Sherwin-Williams,” “Company,” “we” and “our” mean The Sherwin-Williams Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless the context indicates otherwise.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc trimmed its position in shares of Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) by 85.4% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 600 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 3,500 shares during the period. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc’s holdings in Sherwin-Williams were worth $234,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Transmontaigne Partners L.P.(TLP)

TransMontaigne Partners L.P. (TransMontaigne Partners), incorporated on February 23, 2005, is a terminaling and transportation company with operations in the United States along the Gulf Coast, in the Midwest, in Brownsville, Texas, along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, and in the Southeast. Its segments are Gulf Coast terminals, Midwest terminals and pipeline system, Brownsville terminals, River terminals and Southeast terminals. The Company provides integrated terminaling, storage, transportation and related services for customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of light refined petroleum products, heavy refined petroleum products, crude oil, chemicals, fertilizers and other liquid products. Light refined products include gasolines, diesel fuels, heating oil and jet fuels. Heavy refined products include residual fuel oils and asphalt.

TransMontaigne Services Inc. is an indirect subsidiary of TransMontaigne Inc. TransMontaigne Inc. is an indirect subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. (Morgan Stanley). The Company is controlled by its general partner, TransMontaigne GP L.L.C., which is an indirect subsidiary of TransMontaigne Inc. It uses its terminaling facilities to receive refined products from the pipeline, ship, barge or railcar making delivery on behalf of its customers, and transfer those refined products to the tanks located at its terminals; store the refined products in its tanks for its customers; monitor the volume of the refined products stored in its tanks; distribute the refined products out of its terminals in vessels or truckloads using truck racks and other distribution equipment located at its terminals, including pipelines, and heat residual fuel oils and asphalt stored in the Company’s tanks and provide other ancillary services related to the throughput process.

The Company offers terminaling services by distributing and storing products to its customers. Its terminaling services fees include throughput fees based on the volume of pro! duct distributed from the facility, injection fees based on the volume of product injected with additive compounds and storage fees based on a rate per barrel of storage capacity per month. It earns pipeline transportation fees on its Razorback pipeline, Diamondback pipeline and the Ella-Brownsville pipeline-based on the volume of product transported and the distance from the origin point to the delivery point. It manages and operates tank capacity at its Port Everglades (South) terminal for an oil company. The Company manages and operates for an affiliate of Mexico’s state-owned petroleum company a bi-directional products pipeline connected to its Brownsville, Texas terminal facility and receives a management fee and reimbursement of costs.

Gulf Coast Operations

The Company’s Gulf Coast operations include over eight refined product terminals located in Florida. At its Gulf Coast terminals it handles refined products and crude oil and provides integrated terminaling services to customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of refined products, and crude oil and the United States government. Its Gulf Coast terminals receive refined products from vessels on behalf of its customers. In addition, its Jacksonville terminal also receives asphalt by rail and its Port Everglades (North) terminal also receives product by truck. It distributes by truck or barge at all of its Gulf Coast terminals. In addition, it distributes products by pipeline at its Port Everglades and Tampa terminals. It manages and operates the Port Everglades (South) terminal, and it is reimbursed by an oil company for its proportionate share of its operating and maintenance costs.

Midwest Terminals and Pipeline Operations

In Missouri and Arkansas, the Company owns and operates the Razorback pipeline and terminals in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, at the origin of the pipeline and in Rogers, Arkansas, at the terminus of the pipeline. The Razorback pipeline is an approximately 67-mile interstat! e common ! carrier pipeline, which transports light refined product on behalf of Morgan Stanley Capital Group from its terminal at Mount Vernon, where it is interconnected with a pipeline system owned by Magellan Midstream Partners, to its terminal at Rogers. The Razorback pipeline has a capacity of approximately 30,000 barrels per day. It also owns and operates a terminal facility at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Its Oklahoma City terminal receives gasoline and diesel fuels from a pipeline system owned by Magellan Midstream Partners for delivery through its truck rack to Shell Oil Products U.S. (Shell), for redistribution to locations throughout the Oklahoma City region.

Brownsville, Texas Operations

The Company operates the Frontera assets under an operations and reimbursement agreement between the Company and Frontera. It owns and operates approximately 0.9 million barrels of additional tankage and related ancillary facilities in Brownsville independent of the Frontera joint venture, as well as the Diamondback pipeline, which handles liquid product movements between Mexico and south Texas. At its Brownsville terminal, the Company handles refined petroleum products, chemicals, vegetable oils, naphtha, wax and propane, and provides iterminaling services to customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of refined products and natural gas liquids. Its Brownsville facilities receive refined products on behalf of its customers from vessels, by truck or railcar. The Company also receives natural gas liquids by pipeline.

The Diamondback pipeline consists of an eight inches pipeline, which transports LPG approximately 16 miles from its Brownsville facilities to its Matamoros terminal. The Mexico operations consist of a 7,000-barrel liquefied petroleum gas storage terminal in Matamoros, Mexico and a seven-mile pipeline system connecting the Matamoros terminal to its Diamondback pipeline system at the United States border, which connects to the Brownville, Texas terminals. It also o! perates a! nd maintains the United States portion of an approximately 174-mile bi-directional refined products pipeline owned by PMI. This pipeline connects its Brownsville terminal complex to a pipeline in Mexico, which delivers to PEMEX’s terminal located in Reynosa, Mexico and terminates at PEMEX’s refinery, located in Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The pipeline transports refined products and blending components. It operates and manages the approximately 18-mile portion of the pipeline located in the United States for a fee. The customers it serves at its Brownsville terminal facilities consist of wholesale and retail marketers of refined products and industrial and commercial end users of refined products, waxes and industrial chemicals. Its customers are Nieto Trading, B.V.

River Operations

The Company’s River facilities include over 10 refined product terminals along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and the Baton Rouge, Louisiana dock facility. At its River terminals, it handles gasolines, diesel fuels, heating oil, chemicals and fertilizers and provides integrated terminaling services to customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of refined products and industrial and commercial end users. Its River terminals receive products from vessels and barges on behalf of its customers and distribute products to trucks and barges.

Southeast Operations

The Company’s Southeast facilities include over 20 refined product terminals along the Plantation and Colonial pipelines. At its Southeast terminals, it handles gasolines, diesel fuels, jet fuel and heating oil on behalf of, and provides integrated terminaling services to customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of refined products. Its Southeast terminals receive products from the Plantation and Colonial pipelines on behalf of its customers and distribute products to trucks.

The Company competes with BP p.l.c., Buckeye Partners, L.P., Chevron U.S.A. Inc., CITGO Petroleum Corporation, E! xxon Mobi! l Corporation, HollyFrontier Corporation, Kinder Morgan, Inc., Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P., Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Motiva Enterprises LLC, Murphy Oil Corporation, NuStar Energy L.P., Phillips 66 and Sunoco, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TLP has been the subject of several analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded TransMontaigne Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 26th. Zacks Investment Research restated a “hold” rating on shares of TransMontaigne Partners in a report on Saturday, November 17th. Finally, UBS Group lowered TransMontaigne Partners from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $55.00 to $41.00 in a report on Wednesday, November 28th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $41.20.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of TransMontaigne Partners L.P. (NYSE:TLP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $40.75.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Taitron Components Incorporated(TAIT)

Taitron Components Incorporated engages in the distribution of brand name electronic components, as well as the supply of original designed and manufactured (ODM) electronic components. The company offers various discrete semiconductors, which include rectifiers, diodes, transistors, optoelectronic devices, commodity integrated circuits, and passive components. Its ODM products are marketed in wild animal feeders, timers for DC motor, public street light controllers, battery testers, universal remote control devices, and battery chargers industries. The company also provides engineering and turn-key services, focusing on providing ODM services for various projects. It serves electronic distributors, contract electronic manufacturers, and original equipment manufacturers. The company sells its products primarily in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan, China, and Canada. It has strategic alliances with Princeton Technology Corporation and Teamforce Co. Ltd. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Valencia, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cool (NASDAQ:IFON) and Taitron Components (NASDAQ:TAIT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and risk.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Physicians Realty Trust(DOC)

Physicians Realty Trust, a self-managed healthcare real estate company, focuses on the acquisition, development, ownership, and management of healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals, and healthcare delivery systems. The company’s portfolio would consists of 19 medical office buildings with approximately 528,048 net leasable square feet located in 10 states. It intends to elect and qualify to be taxed as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Value Stocks To Watch Right Now

Shares of Eastman Chemical (NYSE:EMN) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seventeen research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $106.00.

A number of analysts recently commented on EMN shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of Eastman Chemical from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on shares of Eastman Chemical from $98.00 to $107.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Eastman Chemical from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Eastman Chemical from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday.

Best Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Euronet Worldwide Inc.(EEFT)

Euronet Worldwide, Inc. provides payment and transaction processing and distribution solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers, and individual consumers. The company operates in three segments: EFT Processing, epay, and Money Transfer. The EFT Processing segment provides electronic payment solutions consisting of automated teller machine (ATM) network participation, outsourced ATM and point-of-sale (POS) management solutions, credit and debit card outsourcing, card issuing, and merchant acquiring services; advertising, customer relationship management, currency conversion, mobile top-up, bill payment, fraud management, and foreign remittance payout services; and integrated software solutions for electronic payments and transaction delivery systems. As of December 31, 2011, it processed transactions for a network of 14,224 ATMs and approximately 57,000 POS terminals in Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. The epay segment engages in the ele ctronic distribution of prepaid mobile airtime and other electronic payment products, and provides collection services for various payment products, cards, and services. This segment operates a network of approximately 615,000 POS terminals to enable electronic processing of prepaid mobile airtime top-up services and other electronic payment products in Europe, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific, North America, and South America, as well as distributes vouchers and physical gifts in Europe. The Money Transfer segment provides consumer-to-consumer money transfer services through a network of sending agents and company-owned stores in North America and Europe; customers bill payment services; payment alternatives, such as money orders and prepaid debit cards; check cashing services for various issued checks; and foreign currency exchange services. The company serves customers in approximately 150 countries worldwide. Euronet Worldwide, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquarte red in Leawood, Kansas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) were up 16.8% in February, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the payments and remittance company delivered fourth-quarter earnings that exceeded expectations and said it is well-positioned for future growth.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    For global transactions facilitator Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT), the final quarter of 2018 revealed highly credible performances in each of the company’s three major business segments. More importantly, Euronet’s epay division appears to be returning to growth mode after several quarters of middling results.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new stake in shares of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 2,792 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $280,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) had its price objective upped by SunTrust Banks to $155.00 in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning, The Fly reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the business services provider’s stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Euronet Worldwide’s Q1 2019 earnings at $0.77 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.49 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $2.82 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.51 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $6.60 EPS.

Best Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sinovac Biotech Ltd.(SVA)

Sinovac Biotech Ltd., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the research, development, manufacture, and commercialization of vaccines against the hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and influenza viruses in the People’s Republic of China. It offers Healive, an inactivated hepatitis A vaccine; Bilive, a combination of hepatitis A and B vaccine; Anflu, a split virus influenza vaccine; and Panflu, a vaccine against the influenza A H1N1 virus. The company’s pipeline vaccine candidates include a split viron vaccine, which completed Phase II clinical trials for the H5N1 influenza virus; and a SARS vaccine, which completed Phase I clinical trials for the SARS virus. In addition, its pipeline vaccine candidates that completed the pre-clinical trials comprise human vaccines for EV71, pneumococcal conjugate, haemophilus influenzae type b, meningitis, Japanese encephalitis, chickenpox, mumps, and rubella diseases, as well as rabies vaccine for humans and animals. The company markets and sell s its vaccine products directly to the provincial and municipal disease control and prevention centers. It has a patent license agreement with the National Institutes of Health; distribution agreements with LG Life Sciences, Ltd. and Glovax C.V.; and a pandemic influenza vaccine co-development agreement with the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Sinovac Biotech Ltd. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Sinovac Biotech (NASDAQ:SVA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sinovac Biotech earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.8977999719642 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Best Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc.(WHLR)

Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. engages in acquiring, financing, developing, leasing, owning, and managing real estate properties in the mid-Atlantic, southeast, and southwest United States. It acquires strip centers, neighborhood, grocery-anchored, community, and free-standing retail properties. The company leases its properties to national and regional retailers. As of June 30, 2011, its portfolio had a total gross leasable area of 368,865 square feet. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Rounding out the top five is a financial services stock, Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. (NASDAQ: WHLR), which advanced more than 63% to end the week at $1.80 per share.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

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    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    OncoCyte Corp. (NYSE: OCX) Healthcare $4.98 159.38%
    Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ: FBIO) Healthcare $2.47 133.02%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Healthcare $1.01 86.69%
    Celldex Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX) Healthcare $0.58 66.82%
    Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc.(NASDAQ: WHLR) Financial $1.80 63.64%
    Scynexis Inc. (NASDAQ: SCYX) Healthcare $1.13 53.64%
    Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE: EGO) Basic Materials $3.98 47.96%
    Novus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: NVUS) Healthcare $4.15 43.60%
    PHI Inc. (NASDAQ: PHII) Services $4.50 42.14%
    BioTime Inc. (NYSE: BTX) Healthcare $1.33 41.50%

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust (NASDAQ:WHLR) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

Best Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Bazaarvoice, Inc.(BV)

Bazaarvoice, Inc., incorporated on May 25, 2005, offers solutions and services that allow its retailer and brand clients to understand that consumer voice and the role it plays in influencing purchasing decisions, both online and offline. The Company’s solutions collect, curate and display consumer-generated content, including ratings and reviews, questions and answers, customer stories, and social posts, photos and videos. This content is syndicated and distributed across its clients’ marketing channels, including category/product pages, search terms, brand sites, mobile applications, in-store displays, and paid and earned advertising. Its solutions, which it provides primarily through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, enable the clients to capture and display consumer-generated content, such as online ratings and reviews, photos, and questions and answers about specific products and services; syndicate that consumer-generated content into its network of brand and retail clients; understand consumer behavior, and monetize the value of that content through targeted advertising based on online and offline shopping behavior.

The Company’s geographical segments include Americas, EMEA and Other. Its solutions operate in two categories of products and services: the collection, curation, growth and analysis of consumer-generated content, and the distribution and monetization of consumer-generated content collected by its clients. The collection, Curation, Growth and Analysis of Consumer-Generated Content category includes Bazaarvoice Conversations Platform, Bazaarvoice Curations, Bazaarvoice Product Sampling and Bazaarvoice Spotlights. The distribution and monetization of consumer-generated content collected by its client’s category includes Bazaarvoice Connections Solutions, Bazaarvoice Advertising and Bazaarvoice Professional and Managed Services.

Bazaarvoice Conversations Platform

The Conversations platform provides its retailer and brand clients with capabil! ities to capture, manage and display online consumer-generated content. Consumers interact with the Company’s solutions as they view or author consumer reviews, questions, photos, videos, long-format narratives and other forms of consumer-generated content. Content that is displayed by the Company’s Conversations platform can be styled to match its clients’ brand, preserving branding elements of its clients’ businesses. Content collected and managed by the Company’s Conversations platform is used by its clients in a range of applications, including their online Websites, mobile-optimized Websites, mobile applications, social networks, in-store kiosks, physical in-store displays, printed flyers, e-mail, and other forms of online and offline media. The key products and features of the Conversations platform include ratings and reviews, questions and answers, seller ratings and workbench analytics. The ratings and reviews allow its clients to capture, manage and display consumer reviews about their products and services on their Websites and mobile-optimized Websites. The questions and answers allow its clients to facilitate question and answer conversations between consumers, or between consumers and brand representatives, on their Websites. The seller ratings provide clients the ability to solicit and collect reviews about their company. Seller ratings are based on reviews about customers’ online experiences with the client’s company.

Bazaarvoice Curations

The Bazaarvoice Curations allow the Company’s clients to pull in content from across a range of social platforms, including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Clients can then organize and display photos, videos, text and links that leverage social content throughout their site.

Bazaarvoice Product Sampling

The Bazaarvoice Product Sampling allows brands and retailers to build their own branded community. The Bazaarvoice Product Sampling helps in engaging their advocates to gain content and momentum for ! new produ! cts, seasonal launches or across a portfolio.

Bazaarvoice Spotlights

The Bazaarvoice Spotlights provides its clients the opportunity to achieve search results at the product category level. This is done by including consumer-generated content on their category pages, in addition to their product pages.

Bazaarvoice Connections Solutions

The Conversations clients are connected through its SaaS platform to form a syndication network. It offers network syndication and brand engagement solutions to facilitate the distribution of online consumer generated content among its clients, and to enable brands to directly interact with consumers on its retail clients’ Websites. Its BrandAnswers enables brands to interact directly with consumers on retail Websites within its network to answer questions and provide suggestions on alternative products. The Company’s Review Response enables brands to interact with consumers by responding to reviews posted on retail Websites within its network.

Bazaarvoice Advertising

By leveraging shopper devices in the Company’s network, the advertising platform enables its brands and retailers to place digital advertising directly to in-market shoppers, based on their behavior in reading reviews, interacting with product data pages and searching category pages. The key products and features of its Advertising platform include Shopper Segments, Word of Mouth Advertisements, Mobile Advertising and Retail Site Monetization. It develops shopper profiles and sells targeted sets of shoppers to brand marketing departments, shopper marketing agencies and media agencies. The Company also sells to non-retail brands, such as those within the automotive and financial industries that wish to reach the engaged shopper. Its Advertising solution enables brands to reach consumers on their mobile devices.

The Company competes with PowerReviews, Sprnklr, Turn To, Reevoo, eKomi, Yotpo, Rating System and Gigya.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    BrightView Holdings Inc  (NYSE:BV)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) raised $469 million selling 21.3 million shares at $22, the low end of the expected range. Shares dropped 3% on the first day of trading and closed the week flat.

Best China Stocks To Invest In 2021

Shares of Chipotle (CMG ) have soared over 70% in the last 12 months on the back of solid sales and a chief executive change. Now the question for investors and Wall Street is will Chipotle’s run of success continue, or will it slide back down?

We need to take a look at what to expect from the fast-casual firm’s upcoming fourth-quarter financial results to see.

Overview

Chipotle owned and operated all of its 2,450 restaurants as of the end of the third quarter, across the U.S., Canada, the UK, France, and Germany. The firm rose to prominence for its simplicity and healthy ingredients and helped spark the larger fast-casual movement that includes Shake Shack (SHAK ) .

Chipotle hired its new CEO Brian Niccol last spring. Niccol took over after Chipotle suffered nearly two years of weak sales, spurred in part by multiple food-safety concerns. Since his arrival from Yum Brands’ (YUM ) Taco Bell, he has focused on digital ordering and delivery, simmilar to industry giants like Starbucks (SBUX ) and McDonald’s (MCD ) and retailers Walmart (WMT ) and Target (TGT ) .

Best China Stocks To Invest In 2021: Enova International, Inc.(ENVA)

Enova International, Inc (Enova), incorporated on September 7, 2011, is a provider of online financial services to non-prime consumers and small businesses, providing access to credit powered by its advanced analytics, technology, and online platform and services. Enova has provided over four million customers around the globe access to more than $17 billion in loans and financing. The financial technology company has a portfolio of trusted brands serving consumers, including CashNetUSA, DollarsDirect, NetCredit, On Stride Financial, Pounds to Pocket, QuickQuid and Simplic; two brands serving small businesses, Headway Capital and The Business Backer, and offers online lending platform services to lenders. Through its Enova Decisions brand, it also delivers on-demand decision-making technology and real-time predictive analytics services to clients.

The Company’s online financing products and services provide customers with a deposit of funds to their bank account or onto a debit card in exchange for a commitment to repay the amount deposited plus fees, interest and/or revenue on the receivables purchased. It originates, arranges, guarantees or purchases short-term consumer loans, line of credit accounts, installment loans and RPAs. The Company offers or arranges short-term consumer loans in over 20 states in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. It offers consumer line of credit accounts in approximately seven states in the United States and business line of credit accounts in approximately 20 states in the United States, which allow customers to draw on their unsecured line of credit in increments of their choosing up to their credit limit. It offers, or arranges through its CSO Programs and in Brazil, multi-payment unsecured consumer installment loan products in over 20 states in the United States and in the United Kingdom, Australia and Brazil. Terms for the Company’s installment loan products range between 2 and 60 months.

Through its CSO programs, the Company! provides services related to third-party lenders’ short-term and installment loan products by acting as a credit services organization or credit access business on behalf of consumers in accordance with applicable state laws. Services offered under CSO programs include credit-related services, such as arranging loans with independent third-party lenders and assisting in the preparation of loan applications and loan documents. Under the CSO programs, the Company guarantees consumer loan payment obligations to the third party lender in the event the customer defaults on the loan.

The Company competes with Avant, Elevate, LendUP, Speedy Cash, Advance America, Ace Cash Express, Check Into Cash, Check ‘n Go, Dollar Financial, One Main Financial, CAN Capital, OnDeck, Kabbage, 118118, Amigo, Avant, Lending Stream, Mr. Lender, PaydayUK, Satsuma, Sunny, Wonga, Nimble, Cash Converters, Money3, Money Mart and Cash Money.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Enova International Inc (NYSE:ENVA) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $35.80.

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Best China Stocks To Invest In 2021: Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.(OHI)

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (“Omega,” “we,” “our” or the “Company”) was incorporated in the State of Maryland on March 31, 1992. We are a self-administered real estate investment trust (“REIT”), investing in income producing healthcare facilities, principally long-term care facilities located in the United States and the United Kingdom. We provide lease or mortgage financing to qualified operators of skilled nursing facilities (“SNFs”) and, to a lesser extent, assisted living facilities (“ALFs”), independent living facilities and rehabilitation and acute care facilities. We have historically financed investments through borrowings under our revolving credit facilities, private placements or public offerings of our debt and equity securities, the assumption of secured indebtedness, retention of cash flow, or a combination of these methods.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo, Chuck Saletta, and Daniel Miller]

    That’s not always the case, though. An above-average yield can also be an indicator that all’s not right for a business. Carefully selecting which stocks make the cut as part of a high-yield portfolio is an important step. Three Foolish contributors are here to help. They think CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI), and Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) are worth considering.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Shares of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE:OHI) fell roughly 10% in February according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Although many healthcare real estate investment trusts, or REITs, had a rough month, nursing-home-focused Omega’s loss was particularly bad. Most of the drop occurred on the day the REIT announced earnings.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 12, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

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Best China Stocks To Invest In 2021: NeuroMetrix Inc.(NURO)

NeuroMetrix, Inc., a science-based health care company, develops and markets products for the detection, diagnosis, and monitoring of peripheral nerve and spinal cord disorders, such as those associated with diabetes, carpal tunnel syndrome, lumbosacral disc disease, and spinal stenosis. The company focuses on diagnosis and treatment of the neurological complications of diabetes, including diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and median neuropathy. Its marketed products include the ADVANCE NCS/EMG system, a platform for the performance of traditional nerve conduction studies and invasive electromyography procedures for the diagnosis and evaluation of CTS, low back and leg pain, and DPN; and the NC-stat DPNCheck, a device used to evaluate systemic neuropathies, such as DPN at the point-of-care, as well as consumables and accessories for use with its neurodiagnostic equipment. The company is also developing SENSUS pain therapy device, a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimul ator used in the management of chronic pain, such as that caused by DPN; and ADVANCE CTS, a version of the ADVANCE NCS/EMG device for the detection of CTS in people with diabetes. The company distributes its products directly through its direct sales force and independent sales representatives to physicians, clinics, and hospitals consisting of primary care, internal medicine, orthopedic and hand surgeons, pain medicine physicians, neurologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physicians, and neurosurgeons, as well as endocrinology/podiatry market in the United States and internationally. NeuroMetrix, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Haemonetics (NYSE: HAE) and Neurometrix (NASDAQ:NURO) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now

Sometimes there are things that will impact a company’s earnings that management can’t control. This past quarter reflected that for Emerge Energy Services (NYSE:EMES). Even though the company sold more sand than ever before, earnings results didn’t follow suit because of lower selling costs and some logistics issues railroad companies had moving frack sand to demand centers. 

Fortunately for Emerge, it has a new facility up and running that should fundamentally change its results from here on out. So let’s take a brief look at this quarter’s results and see what’s in store for the rest of the year.

By the numbers

Metric Q1 2018 Q4 2017 Q1 2017
Revenue $106.7 million $103.1 million $75.3 million
EBITDA $16.9 million $17.0 million ($3.5 million)
EPS (diluted) $0.05 $0.18 ($0.38)
Distributable cash flow $8.7 million $13.4 million ($4.2 million)

Data source: Emerge Energy Services earnings release. EPS = earnings per share. EBITDA = earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: John Hancock Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund(HTD)

John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund (the Fund) is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to provide a high-level of after tax total return from dividend income and capital appreciation. The Fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in dividend-paying common and preferred securities.

The Fund invests in various industries, including multi-utilities, electric utilities, gas utilities, banks, other diversified financial services, integrated oil and gas, investment banking and brokerage, and oil and gas exploration and production. It invests in various sectors, such as utilities, financials, energy, telecommunication services, materials, industrials and consumer discretionary. John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund’s investment adviser is John Hancock Advisers, LLC.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $24.44 and last traded at $24.17, with a volume of 1039 shares. The stock had previously closed at $24.35.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.6011591514426 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Materialise NV(MTLS)

Materialise NV provides additive manufacturing software and 3D printing services in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. The company’s 3D Printing Software segment offers Magics that imports computer-aided design formats and exports standard tessellation language files; Streamics, a central additive manufacturing logistics and control system; 3-maticSTL, a versatile application; MiniMagics and MiniMagicsPro, which provides solutions for customers working in data preparation, or in quoting and quality control teams; build processors and machine control software; and e-Stage that enhances additive manufacturing productivity. This segment serves 3D printing machine original equipment manufacturers; manufacturers in automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, and hearing aid industries; and 3D printing service bureaus through its sales force, Website, and third-party distributors. The company’s Medical segment provides Mimics software for medical image processing; 3-matic that enables to conduct 3D measurements and analyses, design a patient-specific implant or surgical guide, or prepare anatomical data and/or implants for simulations; Mimics Innovation Suite that enables biomedical professionals to perform a multitude of engineering operations; and OrthoView, a 2D digital pre-operative planning and templating solution. It also offers clinical services; and has collaboration agreements with Biomet, Inc., Encore Medical, L.P., DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, and Zimmer Holdings, Inc. for the development and distribution of surgical planning software, services, and products. This segment serves medical device companies, hospitals, universities, and industrial companies through its direct sales force, Website, and picture archiving and communication system partners. The company’s Industrial Production segment primarily offers 3D printing services to industrial and commercial customers. Materialise NV was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) and Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Cadiz, Inc.(CDZI)

Cadiz Inc. operates as a land and water resource development company in the United States. It engages in the water resource, and land and agricultural development activities in San Bernardino County properties. The company owns approximately 34,000 acres of land and the subsurface strata, including unsaturated soils and appurtenant water rights in the Cadiz and Fenner valleys of eastern San Bernardino County; and approximately 11,000 additional acres in the eastern Mojave Desert in eastern San Bernardino County. It is also involved in the cultivation of lemons and grapes/raisins, and spring and fall plantings of vegetables on the Cadiz Valley properties. Cadiz Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Odey Asset Management Group Ltd lessened its holdings in Cadiz Inc (NASDAQ:CDZI) by 18.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,026,450 shares of the company’s stock after selling 237,913 shares during the quarter. Cadiz makes up 1.3% of Odey Asset Management Group Ltd’s holdings, making the stock its 15th largest holding. Odey Asset Management Group Ltd’s holdings in Cadiz were worth $13,446,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cadiz (NASDAQ:CDZI) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Saturday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Middlesex Water (NASDAQ: MSEX) and Cadiz (NASDAQ:CDZI) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cadiz (NASDAQ: CDZI) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Water supply” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Cadiz to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp.(ESP)

Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp., a power electronics design and original equipment manufacturing company, designs, manufactures, and tests electronic equipment primarily for use in military and industrial applications in the United States. The company’s principal products include power supplies, power converters, filters, power transformers, magnetic components, power distribution equipment, UPS systems, antennas, and high power radar systems for AC and DC locomotives, shipboard power, shipboard radar, airborne power, ground-based radar, and ground mobile power applications. It also provides various services, which include design and development to specification, build to print, design services, design studies, environmental testing services, metal fabrication, painting services, and development of automatic testing equipment. The company markets its products primarily through its direct sales organization to industrial manufacturers and defense companies, the government of the United States, foreign governments, and foreign electronic equipment companies. Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. was founded in 1928 and is based in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Espey Manufacturing & Electronics Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:ESP) CFO David A. Oneil sold 1,778 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.12, for a total value of $57,109.36. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 10,222 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $328,330.64. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Espey Manufacturing & Electronics Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:ESP) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 13th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 24th will be given a dividend of 0.25 per share on Monday, October 1st. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 21st.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Espers (ESP) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the HMQ1725 hashing algorithm. It was first traded on April 28th, 2016. Espers’ total supply is 21,802,827,290 coins. The Reddit community for Espers is /r/esperscoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. Espers’ official Twitter account is @CryptoCoderz and its Facebook page is accessible here. Espers’ official website is espers.io.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Espers (CURRENCY:ESP) traded up 5.2% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 7:00 AM Eastern on May 28th. Espers has a market capitalization of $6.27 million and approximately $8,492.00 worth of Espers was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Espers coin can now be bought for about $0.0003 or 0.00000004 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Livecoin and CoinExchange. During the last seven days, Espers has traded down 26.2% against the US dollar.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Smith Micro Software Inc.(SMSI)

Smith Micro Software, Inc. designs, develops, and markets software products and services primarily for the mobile computing and communications industries worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Wireless, and Productivity and Graphics segments. The Wireless segment develops mobile connectivity, mobile information management, and mobile security solutions, including QuickLink Mobile that provides mobile users to connect a notebook or other wireless device to wireless wide area networks (WWANs) and wireless local area networks (WLANs) or Wi-Fi hotspots; QuickLink Mobility suite, which allows connectivity for the user operating on WWANs, corporate local area networks (LANs), and Wi-Fi networks; and QuickLink Media for managing the media on the mobile devices. It also provides SendStuffNow, which secures cloud-based large file delivery solution; Device Management suite that provides intelligent, automated mobile device provisioning, and configuration; and push-to-talk, visual voicemail, and mobile video solutions. The Productivity and Graphics segment develops various software products for the consumer, prosumer, and professional markets. It provides StuffIt Deluxe, a lossless compression solution for documents and media; CheckIt Diagnostics and CheckIt Netbook suite, a diagnosis and troubleshooting solution for hardware and system problems; Poser, a solution for creating 3D character art and animations; Anime Studio, an animation tool for professional and digital artists; and Manga Studio, a solution for creating manga and comic art. This segment distributes its products through online stores, and third-party wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. The company serves mobile network operators, original equipment manufacturers, device manufacturers, and enterprise businesses, as well as directly to consumers. Smith Micro Software, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Connecture (OTCMKTS: CNXR) and Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ:SMSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA) and Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ:SMSI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Growth Stocks To Own Right Now

The announcement came as the White House was fielding questions about Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to President Trump who plugged Ivanka Trump merchandise in a television interview Thursday morning.

In a series of tweets, the ethics office did not refer to Conway by name, but cited “recent events” as the reason for the flood of attention.

Conway hyped Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessories line in an interview with Fox News Channel, one day after the president attacked Nordstrom department stores for dropping his daughter’s fashion line.

“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff, is what I would tell you,” Conway said. “It’s a wonderful line. I own some of it. I fully — I’m going to just, I’m going to give a free commercial here: Go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online.”

Ethics lawyers and Democratic lawmakers quickly called for investigations into Conway’s endorsement, and suggested or said outright that she had violated government ethics law.

Top 10 Growth Stocks To Own Right Now: TrueBlue Inc.(TBI)

TrueBlue, Inc. provides temporary blue-collar staffing services in the United States. It supplies on demand general labor to various industries under the Labor Ready brand; skilled labor to manufacturing and logistics industries under the Spartan Staffing brand; and trades people for commercial, industrial, and residential construction, and building and plant maintenance industries under the CLP Resources brand. The company also provides mechanics and technicians to the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul, aerospace manufacturing, and assembly industries, as well as to other transportation industries under the Plane Techs brand; and temporary drivers to the transportation and distribution industries under the Centerline brand. It primarily serves small and medium-size businesses. The company was formerly known as Labor Ready, Inc. and changed its name to TrueBlue, Inc. in December 2007. TrueBlue, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Tacoma, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Trueblue (NYSE:TBI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday morning.

    Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on TBI. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Trueblue from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 12th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price objective on shares of Trueblue from $26.00 to $24.00 and set a market perform rating for the company in a research report on Monday, February 11th. TheStreet cut shares of Trueblue from a b- rating to a c rating in a research report on Monday, December 31st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group decreased their price objective on shares of Trueblue from $31.00 to $25.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company. Trueblue presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $26.00.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    TrueBlue Inc  (NYSE:TBI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Top 10 Growth Stocks To Own Right Now: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Medifast, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of weight management and disease management products, and other consumable health and diet products in the United States. The company?s product lines include weight and disease management, meal replacement, and vitamins. It also operates weight control centers that offer Medifast programs for weight loss and maintenance, customized patient counseling, and inbody composition analysis. The company markets its products under the Medifast and Essential brand names, including shakes, appetite suppression shakes, women?s health shakes, diabetics shakes, joint health shakes, coronary health shakes, calorie burn drinks, calorie burn flavor infusers, antioxidant shakes, antioxidant flavor infusers, bars, crunch bars, soups, chili, oatmeal, pudding, scrambled eggs, hot cocoa, cappuccino, chai latte, iced teas, fruit drinks, pretzels, puffs, brownie, pancakes, soy crisps, crackers, and omega 3 and digestive health products. Medifast Inc. sells its products through various channels of distribution comprising Web, call center, independent health advisors, medical professionals, weight loss clinics, and direct consumer marketing supported via the phone and the Web; Take Shape for Life, a physician led network of independent health coaches; and weight control centers. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Medifast Inc  (NYSE:MED)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MediBloc [MED] (CURRENCY:MED) traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on February 16th. MediBloc [MED] has a total market capitalization of $19.63 million and $281,103.00 worth of MediBloc [MED] was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, MediBloc [MED] has traded down 27.6% against the U.S. dollar. One MediBloc [MED] token can currently be bought for $0.0066 or 0.00000100 BTC on major exchanges including Coinrail, Bibox and Gate.io.

Top 10 Growth Stocks To Own Right Now: Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.(BWLD)

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. engages in the ownership, operation, and franchise of restaurants in the United States. The company provides quick casual and casual dining services, as well as serves bottled beers, wines, and liquor. As of July 26, 2011, it had 773 Buffalo Wild Wings locations in 45 states in the United States, as well as in Canada. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    That’s not to say it was a quiet day for every stock on the market. With earnings season ramping up, brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) and restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) served as an exercise in contrast as investors reacted to their respective quarterly reports.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainment tripling in value before falling back while small cap upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant owner RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK) began taking off in 2016 and small cap Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) is being acquired by Arby’s Restaurant Group:

Top 10 Growth Stocks To Own Right Now: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)

Nordstrom, Inc., a fashion specialty retailer, offers apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories for women, men, and children in the United States. It offers a selection of brand name and private label merchandise. The company sells its products through various channels, including Nordstrom full-line stores, off-price Nordstrom Rack stores, Jeffrey? boutiques, treasure & bond, and Last Chance clearance stores; and its online store, nordstrom.com, as well as through catalog. Nordstrom also provides a private label card, two Nordstrom VISA credit cards, and a debit card for Nordstrom purchases. The company?s credit and debit cards feature a shopping-based loyalty program. As of September 30, 2011, it operated 222 stores, including 117 full-line stores, 101 Nordstrom Racks, 2 Jeffrey boutiques, 1 treasure & bond store, and 1 clearance store in 30 states. The company was founded in 1901 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Over the past decade, Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) has been one of the most forward-thinking department stores in terms of rolling out new technology and testing innovative ways to serve customers. However, you wouldn’t know it from the company’s financial results.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Now, here’s a closer look at today’s Money Morning insight, the most important market events, and stocks to watch.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Friday
    Bloomberg reported Thursday that the United States and China are getting closer to finalizing a trade deal that would eliminate tariffs and improve relations between the world’s two largest economies. According to reports, the deal would be completed and signed by both U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping by mid-May. Trade officials have said that both countries are making steady progress on a deal and that more updates are coming soon. Money Morning Special Contributor Matt Piepenburg shows you how to trade the ongoing developments between the United States and China right here. The earnings season continued today with a wave of news in the retail sector. First, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced plans to split into two separate public companies. Its Old Navy brand will become a standalone company, while its Gap and Banana Republic brands remain under the same organization. GPS shares popped 21% on the news. Meanwhile, Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) added 1.5% after the firm released a 2019 outlook that topped Wall Street expectations. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to save a deal with Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). According to CNBC, the governor is asking the e-commerce giant to reconsider its decision to abandon a plan to open a second headquarters in Long Island City. Last month, Amazon walked away from a plan to create 25,000 jobs (at an average salary of $150,000) after pushback from local public officials. The company was to receive $3 billion in tax incentives. The New York Times reported Thursday that Cuomo had numerous conversations with Amazon executives about reconsidering company plans.
    Money Morning Insight of the Day

    We just held a live event with former Speaker of the House John Boehner and the most powerful people in the cannabis world for one important rea

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 4:45 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Before the bell, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported its second GDP estimate for the fourth quarter. U.S. economic growth came in at 2.6%, a figure that topped consensus expectations. Q2 and Q3 2018 GDP growth came in at fabulous levels – 4.2% and 3.4%, respectively. However, investors predicted the reading would come in lower due to the government shutdown during the fourth quarter. In other economic news, the Department of Labor this morning reported weekly jobless claims at 225,000. That figure is slightly higher than the 220,000 expected by economists. The price of Bitcoin is currently hovering just under $4,000. We’ve been watching a long process of consolidation at these levels for several weeks. Despite short-term pain in the markets, Money Morning’s David Zeiler outlines the bullish case for Bitcoin. How high can the price of Bitcoin go? David makes the bullish case that Bitcoin could hit $250,000 by 2025. For more on how to profit from Bitcoin’s next bull cycle, go here now.
    Stocks to Watch Today: JCP, JWN, ACI, BUD
    Shares of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) popped more than 16% after the embattled retail giant reported earnings. The company topped Wall Street expectations and announced plans to shutter another 18 department stores this year. The company’s balance sheet temporarily improved after it was able to reduce its massive inventory glut. The firm reported EPS of $0.18, topping forecasts by $0.08. Revenue came in at $3.79 billion. Shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE: BUD) popped more than 5% after the beer brewing giant crushed Wall Street earnings expectations. The Budweiser and Corona maker announced plans to increase its non-alcoholic and low-alcohol drinks business, two areas that continue to show impressive and rising global demand. The Western Union Co. (NYSE: WU) is generating buzz after it announced a $1 billion stock buyback program. In addition, the payment giant said it would sell its Speedpay bill paying bu

Top 10 Growth Stocks To Own Right Now: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems for various surgical procedures, including urologic, gynecologic, cardiothoracic, general, and head and neck surgeries. Its da Vinci surgical system consists of a surgeon?s console or consoles, a patient-side cart, a 3-D vision system, and proprietary ?wristed? instruments. The company?s da Vinci surgical system translates the surgeon?s natural hand movements on instrument controls at the console into corresponding micro-movements of instruments positioned inside the patient through small puncture incisions, or ports. It also manufactures a range of EndoWrist instruments, which incorporate wrist joints for natural dexterity for various surgical procedures. Its EndoWrist instruments consist of forceps, scissors, electrocautery, scalpels, and other surgical tools. In addition, it sells various vision and accessory products for use in conjunction with the da Vinci Surgical System as surgical procedures are performed. The company?s accessory products include sterile drapes used to ensure a sterile field during surgery; vision products, such as replacement 3-D stereo endoscopes, camera heads, light guides, and other items. It markets its products through sales representatives in the United States, and through sales representatives and distributors in international markets. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    For this episode, it’s time to check in on not one but two such samplers. First, it’s been one year since he offered up “Five Stocks I Own That You Should Too.” Those were Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH), and Zillow (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), and he’ll review their progress with senior analyst Jim Mueller.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)

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  • [By Keith Speights]

    Two of my favorite medical-device stocks are Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN) and Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG). However, I’ve liked Intuitive a lot more after Align’s share price plunged in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now

Today, Sept. 18, 2018 is National Cheeseburger Day and that means there are loads of deals for customers.

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Starting off today we’ll talk about the special offer that Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) has for its customers. The chain is offering one free Dave’s Single every day during September. To take advantage of this deal, customers have to order any other item first. They also must use the fast food chain’s mobile app for their order.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: CPI Aerostructures, Inc.(CVU)

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®” or the “Company”) is a United States (“U.S.”) supplier of aircraft parts for fixed wing aircraft and helicopters in both the commercial and defense markets. We are a manufacturer of structural aircraft parts and aerosystems. Additionally, we leverage our global supply chain skills to assist our customers in managing a diverse worldwide supplier market by providing “one stop shopping” for an assortment of aerospace parts. Within the global aerostructures supply chain, we are either a Tier 1 supplier to aircraft original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) or a Tier 2 subcontractor to major Tier 1 manufacturers. We also are a prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, primarily the Air Force. In addition to our assembly operations, we provide engineering; program management, supply chain management, and maintenance repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (NYSE: CVU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $18.50 million.

    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $86.96 million.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Super Micro Computer, Inc.(SMCI)

Super Micro Computer, Inc., incorporated on August 28, 2006, offers server technology. The Company develops and provides end-to-end green computing solutions to the data center, cloud computing, enterprise information technology information technology (IT), big data, high performance computing (HPC) and embedded markets. The Company’s solutions range from server, storage, blade and workstations to full racks, networking devices, server management software and technology support and services. The Company sells its server systems and server subsystems and accessories through a combination of distributors, including value added resellers and system integrators, and other equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as well as through its direct sales force. As of June 30, 2015, the Company offered over 4,550 stock keeping units (SKUs), including SKUs for server and storage systems, serverboards, chassis, power supplies and other system accessories. The Company develops and manufactures server solutions based upon a modular and open architecture. The Company offers a range of application optimized server solutions, including rackmount and blade server systems and subsystems and accessories, which customers can use to build complete server systems.

Server Systems

The Company sells server systems in rackmount, standalone tower, blade, Twin and multi-node form factors. As of June 30, 2015, the Company offered over 1,000 different server systems. The Company’s Twin architecture series of server systems, including 1U Twin, 2U Twin, 2U Twin2, 2U Twin3, TwinPro, TwinBlade and FatTwin are optimized for density and performance for customers’ storage, HPC and cloud computing requirements. Its graphics processor unit (GPU)/Xeon Phi optimized server systems in 1U, 2U, 4U and blade platforms achieve parallel processing capability with Intel’s Many Integrated Core (MIC), architecture based on Xeon Phi and are designed to provide high performance in calculation intensive applications. Its MicroCloud server ! systems are multi-node UP servers with up to 24 hot-pluggable nodes and 16 hot-swappable hard disk drives (HDDs) in a compact 3U form factor. The Company’s SuperBlades and MicroBlades are designed to share a common computing infrastructure. The Company’s SuperBlade and MicroBlade server systems provide energy saving server solutions for dedicated hosting, Web front end, cloud computing services, content delivery and social networking.

The Company’s SuperStorage solutions in 2U, 3U and 4U platforms provide high-density storage solutions. Its Super Storage Bridge Bay is optimized for enterprise-level storage applications, which can incorporate serial advanced technology attachment (SATA), statistical analysis system (SAS), and fiber channel (FC) storage solutions and provides hot-swappable canisters for all active components in the server for ease of servicing. The Company’s’ Ultra Server systems in 1U and 2U platforms provide input/output (IO) performance. They are single server platform, which can be optimized for a range of applications. Its developed switch products 10G/40G Ethernet and InfiniBand switches for rack-mount servers. These switch products enable the Company to up-sell its server products, but also generate additional revenues. Its SuperRack server solutions offers a range of accessory options, including front, rear and side expansion units to provide modular solutions for system configuration. SuperRack offers easy installation and rear access with no obstructions for hot-swap devices, user-friendly cabling and cable identification, and integration of high-density server, storage and blade systems.

The Company’s remote system management solutions, such as its Server Management suite (SSM), including Supermicro Power Management software (SPM), Supermicro Command Manager (SCM), Supermicro Update Manager (SUM) and SuperDoctor 5 (SD5), are designed for server farm or data centers’ system administration and management. SPM is designed for HPC/Data Center cluster deplo! yment and! management. The Command Line Interface (CLI), which utilizes the Linux operating system, provides a working environment for its system integrators or the cluster administrators to deploy, configure, control, and manage the HPC cluster.

Server Subsystems and Accessories

The Company offers an array of modular server subsystems and accessories or building blocks in the industry that are sold off-the-shelf or built-to-order. The Company designs its serverboards with the chipset, networking technologies and infrastructure software. Its serverboard is designed and optimized to adhere to specific physical, electrical and design requirements in order to work with certain combinations of chassis and power supplies and achieve maximum functionality. As of June 30, 2015, the Company offered over 500 SKUs for serverboards. Its chassis are designed to house the Company’s servers while maintaining interoperability, adhering to industry standards and increasing output efficiency through power supply design. Its server chassis come with hot-plug, heavy-duty fans, fan speed control and an air shroud design to maximize airflow redundancy. The Company has developed Battery Backup Power (BBP) modules, which provide the same dimension, output pin assignment and work with some existing alternating current (AC) hot swap redundant module models. As of June 30, 2015, the Company offered over 550 SKUs for chassis and power supplies.

Other System Accessories

As part of its server component offerings, the Company also offers other system accessories that its customers may require or that it uses to build its server solutions. These other products include microprocessors, memory and disk drives that generally are third party developed and manufactured products that the Company resells without modification. As of June 30, 2015, it offered over 2,500 SKUs for other system accessories.

Supermicro Global Services

The Company’s Supermicro Global Services cons! ist of cu! stomer support services and hardware enhanced services. Its customer support organization provides ongoing maintenance and technical support for its products through Website and round the clock continuous direct phone based support. The Company’s hardware enhanced services organization provides help desk services and product on-site support for its server systems. Its customer support services offer warranties, generally from 1 to 3 years, and warranty upgrade options for products sold by the Company’s direct sales team and approved distributors. The Company offers different levels of on-site support that vary depending on specific services, response times, coverage hours and duration, repair priority levels, spare parts requirements, logistics, data privacy and security needs. Its services include server system integration, configuration and software upgrades and updates, identify service requirements, create and execute the project plan, conduct verification testing, training and provide technical documentation.

The Company competes with Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Lenovo, Cisco and Quanta Computer, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Chinese tech giant Lenovo (NASDAQOTH:LNVGY) recently tumbled after a Bloomberg BusinessWeek report claimed the Chinese government used grain-sized chips to hack Super Micro’s (NASDAQ:SMCI) motherboards. The report claims that when Silicon Valley-based Super Micro’s motherboards were assembled at Chinese factories, the Chinese government installed the spy chips to steal trade secrets from Super Micro’s customers, including Apple and Amazon.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI) have gotten completely destroyed today, down by 43% as of 2:20 p.m. EDT, after Bloomberg published a bombshell report alleging that the company’s server motherboards had been subject to a malicious hardware attack. The Chinese government is alleged to have installed a malicious chip used for spying purposes.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market finished Wednesday on a quiet note, with various major benchmarks moving in different directions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 90 points on weakness in some major industrial and insurance company names, but the Nasdaq Composite posted a similar-sized percentage gain. More broadly, market participants appear to be waiting to see whether strong corporate performance can keep overcoming pressure on the geopolitical front and send stocks to new highs. For some individual companies, though, bad news pushed shares lower. CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI), and Lear (NYSE:LEA) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

We are a leading provider of information technology (IT), consulting and business process services, dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses. Our clients engage us to help them operate more efficiently, provide solutions for critical business and technology problems, and to help them drive technology-based innovation and growth. Our core competencies include: business, process, operations and IT consulting, application development and systems integration, enterprise information management, application testing, application maintenance, IT infrastructure services, and business process services. We tailor our services to specific industries and utilize an integrated global delivery model. This seamless global sourcing model combines industry-specific expertise, client service teams based on-site at the client locations and delivery teams located at dedicated near-shore and offshore global delivery centers.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Rotonti]

    Rotonti: Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) recently named a new CEO. Does this change your investment thesis in the company?

    Allen: No. Cognizant’s consulting and outsourcing model is benefiting from the increasing importance of technology spending and the scarcity of skilled tech labor, which should allow the company to generate high-single-digit revenue growth for many years. Francisco D’Souza has been the CEO since 2007 and was a co-founder of the company in 1994. After a successful tenure, he’s ready to retire and we wish him all the best. The board conducted a thorough search process and selected Brian Humphries from Vodafone Business, who will bring a fresh perspective to the company.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH)

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ:CTSH)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rockland Trust Co. cut its stake in shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 1.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 125,988 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after selling 1,451 shares during the quarter. Rockland Trust Co.’s holdings in Cognizant Technology Solutions were worth $9,720,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Templeton Dragon Fund Inc.(TDF)

Templeton Dragon Fund, Inc. is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Templeton Asset Management Ltd. It invests in the public equity markets of China. The fund invests in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. It invests in value stocks of companies. The fund typically employs fundamental analysis focusing on factors like growth prospects, competitive positions in export markets, technologies, research and development, productivity, labor costs, raw material costs and sources, profit margins, returns on investment, capital resources, government regulation and management. Templeton Dragon Fund, Inc was formed on September 20. 1994 and is domiciled in Singapore.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock (NYSE:TDF) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9946586007156 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock (NYSE:TDF) major shareholder City Of London Investment Grou bought 8,155 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $22.87 per share, with a total value of $186,504.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hexcel Corporation(HXL)

Hexcel Corporation, founded in 1946, was incorporated in California in 1948, and reincorporated in Delaware in 1983. Hexcel Corporation and its subsidiaries (herein referred to as “Hexcel”, “the Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”), is a leading advanced composites company. We develop, manufacture, and market lightweight, high-performance structural materials, including carbon fibers, specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, honeycomb, adhesives, engineered honeycomb and composite structures, for use in Commercial Aerospace, Space & Defense and Industrial markets. Our products are used in a wide variety of end applications, such as commercial and military aircraft, space launch vehicles and satellites, wind turbine blades, automotive, a wide variety of recreational products and other industrial applications.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Hexcel Corp. (NYSE: HXL) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Loop Capital. It closed down 0.5% at $71.25 ahead of this call, and its consensus target price was $72.31.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    It’s well known that both Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Airbus (NASDAQOTH:EADSY) are ramping up their production of aircraft in response to multi-year backlogs and ongoing strength in orders. Each is a highly investable companies in its own right — Boeing, in particular, looks well positioned to grow cash flow and earnings. But what about investing in one of their suppliers, like advanced composite technology company Hexcel (NYSE:HXL)? Let’s take a look at the factors that could make that company attractive for investors.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cinemark Holdings Inc(CNK)

Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the motion picture exhibition business. As of June 30, 2011, it operated 436 theatres with 4,983 screens in 39 states of the United States, as well as in Brazil, Mexico, and 11 other Latin American countries. The company is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AAPL, DBX, STMP
    Shares of Dropbox Inc. (NYSE: DBX) plunged more than 10% after the company’s forward guidance fell well short of Wall Street expectations Thursday. Even though the firm topped quarterly earnings and revenue expectations, the cloud storage giant announced it would take a large write down on the value of its recent HelloSign acquisition. That will impact company margins in the year ahead, in addition to the firm’s plans to relocate offices to San Francisco, where rents are much higher. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) continues to remain in the headlines. The firm’s iPhone sales had been declining before the company decided to stop reporting unit sales beginning this year. But as Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald told readers in October 2017, Apple is no longer a device company. In fact, it hasn’t been a device company for years. Its shift into services has helped boost investor confidence, and it just made a major announcement that will target firms like Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Hulu. Apple is one of our top five stocks to buy right now. For the full list, go here now. Shares of Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ: STMP) plunged more than 50% in pre-market hours after the shipping products company announced it was ending its exclusive partnership with the USPS. The company also said it expected a massive downturn in profitability. The firm’s full-year guidance was set between $5.15 and $6.15. That is well below the $10.79 figure anticipated by analysts. During its earnings call last night, the firm’s CEO said that USPS would not accept the terms of its partnership proposal. On Friday, look for earnings reports from Aut

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. trimmed its stake in shares of Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) by 11.0% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 19,865 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,460 shares during the period. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.’s holdings in Cinemark were worth $711,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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ValuEngine upgraded shares of Teekay Tankers (NYSE:TNK) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on TNK. UBS Group upgraded Teekay Tankers from a sell rating to a neutral rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $1.26 to $1.00 in a research report on Monday, February 26th. DNB Markets upgraded Teekay Tankers from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Teekay Tankers from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on Teekay Tankers from $1.30 to $1.10 and set an equal weight rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co upgraded Teekay Tankers from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research report on Monday, June 18th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $1.72.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.(UCTT)

Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (“UCT”, the “Company” or “We”) was founded in November 2002 for the purpose of acquiring Ultra Clean Technology Systems and Services, Inc. Ultra Clean Technology Systems and Service, Inc. was founded in 1991 by Mitsubishi Corporation and was operated as a subsidiary of Mitsubishi until November 2002, when it was acquired by UCT. UCT became a publicly traded company in March 2004. In June 2006, we completed the acquisition of Sieger Engineering, Inc. to better enhance our position as a subsystem supplier to the semiconductor, research, flat panel, energy and medical equipment industries. Ultra Clean Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd and Ultra Clean Micro-Electronics Equipment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. were established in 2005 and 2007, respectively, to facilitate our operations in China. Ultra Clean Asia Pacific, Pte, Ltd. was established in 2008 to facilitate our operations in Singapore.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Ultra Clean (NASDAQ:UCTT) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also commented on the stock. Craig Hallum lowered shares of Ultra Clean from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, February 22nd. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $15.00 price target (up from $13.00) on shares of Ultra Clean in a report on Friday, February 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Ultra Clean from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, March 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $20.60.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $22.67.

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Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: ADTRAN Inc.(ADTN)

ADTRAN, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and services communications network solutions that enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across wireline and wireless networks worldwide. Its Carrier Networks division provides fiber and copper-based solutions for service providers to deliver voice, data, and video services to customers? premises and mobile network cell sites. Its products enable services, such as voice, VoIP, IP television, RF video, high speed Internet access, and data services based upon Ethernet, frame relay, TDM, and ATM networks, connecting the network with user components, such as switches, routers, gateways, integrated access devices (IADs), private branch exchanges (PBXs), and telephone key systems. This division serves local exchange carriers, independent operating companies, competitive local exchange carriers, utilities, municipalities, cable MSOs, international carriers, and wireless service providers. The company?s Enterprise Net works division provides Internetworking solutions for enterprise customers to construct voice, data, and video networks within their sites or among distributed sites. It offers Internetworking solutions, including IP business gateways, optical network terminals, virtual wireless LAN products, multi-service routers, managed Ethernet switches, IP PBX products, IP phone products, unified communications and unified threat management solutions, and carrier Ethernet network terminating equipment, as well as provides IADs. This division serves the retail, food service, healthcare, finance, government, education, manufacturing, military, transportation, hospitality, and energy/utility markets. ADTRAN, Inc. also provides digital data service and integrated services digital network products, high bit-rate digital subscriber line products, T1/E1/T3, channel service units/data service units, and fixed wireless products. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of ADTRAN (NASDAQ:ADTN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

    Several other analysts have also issued reports on ADTN. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ADTRAN from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 9th. Needham & Company LLC decreased their price target on shares of ADTRAN from $18.00 to $17.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. ValuEngine lowered shares of ADTRAN from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 17th. Northland Securities set a $24.00 price target on shares of ADTRAN and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, December 20th. Finally, MKM Partners decreased their price target on shares of ADTRAN to $17.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, December 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $17.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Wipro Limited(WIT)

Wipro Limited provides information technology (IT) products and services, consumer care and lighting products, and infrastructure engineering services primarily in India, the United States, and Europe. The company?s IT Services segment offers IT and IT enabled services, including software application development, application maintenance, research, and development services for hardware and software design, data center outsourcing services, and business process outsourcing services. Its IT Products segment produces and sells a range of Wipro personal desktop computers, Wipro servers, and Wipro notebooks. This segment also operates as a reseller of desktops, servers, notebooks, storage products, networking solutions, and packaged software for various international brands. The company?s Consumer Care and Lighting segment manufactures, distributes, and sells personal care products, baby care products, lighting products, and hydrogenated cooking oils in India and rest of Asia. Wipro Limited also manufactures and sells hydraulic cylinders, truck cylinders, and their components and solutions to original equipment manufacturers, as well as provides water treatment systems and solutions. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wipro (NYSE:WIT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “WIPRO LTD-ADR provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, Information Systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level certified IT Services Company globally. “

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ClariVest Asset Management LLC cut its stake in shares of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) by 16.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 857,900 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after selling 174,300 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Wipro were worth $4,110,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Millennium Management LLC decreased its holdings in Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) by 87.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 54,188 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after selling 373,205 shares during the quarter. Millennium Management LLC’s holdings in Wipro were worth $280,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: VirnetX Holding Corp(VHC)

VirnetX Holding Corporation engages in developing and commercializing software and technology solutions for securing real-time communications over the Internet. Its software and technology solutions, which include secure domain name registry and GABRIEL Connection Technology, facilitate secure communications and create a secure environment for real-time communication applications, such as instant messaging, voice over Internet protocol, smart phones, eReaders, and video conferencing. The company focuses on commercializing its technology to original equipment manufacturers within the IP-telephony, mobility, fixed-mobile convergence, and unified communications markets. VirnetX Holding Corporation was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    VirnetX Holding (NYSEMKT:VHC) stock gained 19.4% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The software and intellectual-property company scored a big legal win against Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) in January, as an appeals court shut down the tech giant’s challenge to a previous ruling that found it had infringed on patents held by VirnetX. The decision sent VirnetX shares skyrocketing, and the positive momentum continued last month.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    VirnetX Holding Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:VHC) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 10,098,752 shares, a decrease of 3.6% from the September 14th total of 10,476,545 shares. Approximately 18.5% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 633,053 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 16.0 days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    VirnetX Holding Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN: VHC) announced Friday morning that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has affirmed an April 2018 jury verdict granting the company a $506.2 million award in a patent infringement case against Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). The court denied Apple’s request for a new trial in the case, and it also includes supplemental damages, a sunset royalty (paid when infringing products are phased out) and interest and costs.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Late Tuesday, a federal court jury in the eastern district of Texas awarded VirnetX Holding Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN: VHC) $502.6 million in a case that VirnetX brought against Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) regarding infringement of VirnetX patents and patented technology.

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Hedge funds don’t just cluster around the same stocks. They also find the same inspiration for the names of their firms, according to research by SumZero.

The investment network website used natural language processing and machine learning to analyze the names of more than five thousand hedge funds. Popular themes that popped up on their word chart included nautical terms, alcoholic drinks, and cities in New England.

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SumZero is collecting the data as part of an effort to better understand the impact names have on performance and asset gathering.

After stripping out suffix language like “capital” and “management,” the site concluded that “value,” “street,” “point,” and “river” were among the most popular root names. On average, the length of a hedge fund name before the suffix was 1.6 words, making a moniker like “Value Street Capital” the archetype for a buy side firm.

Best Financial Stocks For 2021: First Capital Bancorp Inc.(VA)

First Capital Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for First Capital Bank that offers a range of banking and related financial services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, and individuals in Richmond, Virginia metropolitan area. The company?s deposit products include checking, individual retirement, negotiable order of withdrawal, and savings accounts, as well as other time deposits of various types, ranging from daily money market accounts to longer-term certificates of deposit. Its loan portfolio comprises short-to-medium term commercial loans, such as secured and unsecured loans for working capital, business expansion, and purchase of equipment and machinery; and consumer loans comprising secured and unsecured loans for financing automobiles, home improvements, education, and personal investments. The company also originates fixed and floating-rate mortgage, and real estate construction and acquisition loans. In addition, it offers safe deposi t boxes, cash management services, traveler?s checks, direct deposit of payroll and social security checks, automatic drafts for various accounts, online banking services, small and medium-sized businesses courier services, and automated teller machine services. As of May 10, 2011, the company operated seven branches. First Capital Bancorp, Inc. is headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Virgin America earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 45.3779505917989 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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    A long term performance chart shows JetBlue Airways Corporation giving a good performance that’s still not as good as that of large cap Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) while the performance of Alaska Air Group, Inc (NYSE: ALK), which has acquired Virgin America Inc (NASDAQ: VA), seems to have slipped recently:

Best Financial Stocks For 2021: Lakeland Bancorp Inc.(LBAI)

Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company of Lakeland Bank, which provides various commercial and consumer banking products and services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, and individuals primarily in northern New Jersey. The company’s depository products include checking accounts, savings accounts, demand deposits, time deposits, NOW accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit. It also offers short and medium term loans, lines of credit, letters of credit, inventory and accounts receivable financing, real estate construction loans, mortgage loans, merchant credit card services, secured and unsecured loans, consumer installment loans, and commercial and industrial loans. In addition, the company provides wire transfer, Internet banking, night depository services, and safe deposit services; cash management services, such as remote capture of deposits and overnight sweep repurchase agreements; and investment and advisory s ervices. It operates 47 banking offices in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren counties in New Jersey. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Oak Ridge, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lakeland Bancorp (NASDAQ:LBAI) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lakeland Bancorp (NASDAQ:LBAI) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI) – Equities research analysts at FIG Partners lifted their Q4 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Lakeland Bancorp in a report released on Tuesday, January 29th. FIG Partners analyst D. Bishop now forecasts that the financial services provider will earn $0.40 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.39. FIG Partners has a “Outperform” rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock.

Best Financial Stocks For 2021: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Safety Insurance Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides private passenger automobile insurance products primarily in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The company?s private passenger automobile policies offer coverage for bodily injury and property damage to others, no-fault personal injury coverage for the insured/insured?s car occupants, and physical damage coverage for an insured?s own vehicle for collision or other perils. It also provides commercial automobile policies that offer insurance for commercial vehicles used for business purposes, including private passenger-type vehicles, trucks, tractors and trailers, insure individual vehicles, and commercial fleets; and homeowners policies, which provide coverage for losses to a dwelling and its contents from various perils, and coverage for liability to others arising from ownership or occupancy. It writes policies on homes, condominiums, and apartments. In addition, the company offers business owners policie s that cover apartments and residential condominiums, limited cooking restaurants, office condominiums, processing and services businesses, special trade contractors, and wholesaling businesses. Further, it provides commercial package policies, which offer property, general liability, crime, and inland marine insurance for business enterprises; personal umbrella policies that provide personal excess liability coverage over and above the limits of individual automobile, watercraft, and homeowner?s insurance policies; and commercial umbrella policies to clients for whom the company underwrites commercial automobile and business owner policies. Additionally, the company underwrites dwelling fire insurance, inland marine coverage, and watercraft coverage. Safety Insurance Group, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    A relatively wet but warm fourth quarter in the Northeast United States helped Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) earn $18.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, a 62% improvement over the year-ago period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) and Global Indemnity (NASDAQ:GBLI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Amerisafe (NASDAQ: SAFT) and Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Best Financial Stocks For 2021: E-House(China)

E-House (China) Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a real estate services company in China. It provides primary real estate agency services, secondary real estate brokerage services, real estate information and consulting services, real estate advertising services, real estate online services, and real estate investment fund management services. The company offers primary real estate agency services to real estate developers of residential properties. Its secondary real estate brokerage services include offering advisory services on choices of properties; accompanying potential buyers on house viewing trips; drafting purchase contracts; negotiating price and other terms; and providing preliminary proof of title, as well as coordinating with the notary, the bank, and the title transfer agency. The company also provides market information to buyers and sellers based on its research, as well as listing and brokerage services comprising sales and rentals. Its real estate consulting services include land acquisition consulting and land development consulting. The company?s real estate information services comprise the sale of online subscriptions to its proprietary CRIC system to support its primary and secondary real estate agency services. Its real estate advertising services comprise advertising design and sales in print and other media. The company?s real estate online services include real estate news, information, property data, and access to online communities to real estate consumers and participants through local Web sites. Its real estate investment fund management activities consist of investments in China?s real estate sector. E-House (China) Holdings Limited was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People?s Republic of China.

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    The world’s largest operating utility-scale solar projects are concentrated in China and India, according to IEEFA. Based on company and press reports, as well as its own estimates, those include:

    RankingProject NameSize MWCountryProponent 1Tengger Desert Solar Park1,547ChinaChina National Grid Zhongwei Power Supply Co2Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park1,000IndiaAndhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Pvt Ltd3Datong Solar Power Top Runner Base1,000ChinaMultiple4Yanchi Ningxia Solar Park1,000ChinaHuawei Technologies Co5Longyangxia Dam Solar Park850ChinaState Power Investment Corporation (China)6Adani Kamuthi Solar Plant648IndiaAdani Green7Solar Star579U.S.BHE Renewables8Topaz Solar Farm550U.S.First Solar9Desert Sunlight Solar Farm550U.S.NextEra Energy, GE Energy Financial & Sumitomo10Nova Olinda Solar Farm292BrazilEnel Green Power

    China added 53 gigawatts of the 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity built last year, a 31 percent increase from the total 2017, IEEFA said, citing Bloomberg New Energy Finance data. Meanwhile, the per unit cost of electricity over the life of a generating asset fell 15 percent year-on-year to $86 a megawatt hour.

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Expedia Group shares jumped on Friday after the travel website operator reported a quarterly profit well above estimates.

The company reported a second-quarter profit of $1.38 per share on Thursday, beating the 89 cent consensus estimate by Thomson Reuters. Revenue for the second quarter, meanwhile, fell in line with analysts’ expectations at $2.88 billion.

The stock had its best day since April 27, with shares closing up 9.5 percent at $137.79 per share.

Expedia also reported that gross bookings increased 13 percent from last year, boosted by a 33 percent year-over-year jump in HomeAway bookings and an 11 percent gain in bookings from its core business.

“We’ve delivered solid financial results while continuing to push forward on several critical initiatives aligned with the three strategic themes I outlined late last year, becoming more locally relevant on a global basis, becoming more customer-centric and speeding up the pace of execution and innovation,” said Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom.

Top 5 Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: UMH Properties Inc.(UMH)

UMH Properties, Inc. (UMH) is a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in the ownership and operation of manufactured home communities. It leases manufactured home spaces to private manufactured home owners, as well as leases homes to residents. The firm invests in the real estate markets of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Tennessee. In addition, it invests in debt and equity securities of REITs. United Mobile Homes was incorporated in 1968. The company was formerly known as United Mobile Homes, Inc. UMH Properties is based in Freehold, New Jersey.

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    Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) continue to slump. The stock was off another 1%, a day after falling another eight percentage points. The downturn came after its CEO announced its industrial division will be cash-flow negative in 2019. Shares of PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) were off 1% this morning after the stock received a downgrade from Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS). While the Swiss bank called PepsiCo a “high quality” business, it raised concerns about its need to heavily invest over several years into struggling business lines and snack products. It also raised concerns about the ongoing competitive threats in the industry. CS set a price target for Pepsi at $100 per share, which is well below yesterday’s trading price of $116. Look for other earnings reports from American Outdoor Brands Corp.(NASDAQ: AOBC), Burlington Stores Inc.(NASDAQ: BURL), Care.com Inc.(NASDAQ: CRCM), Chuy’s Holdings Inc.(NASDAQ: CHUY), El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc.(NASDAQ: LOCO), GNC Holdings Inc.(NYSE: GNC), H&R Block Inc.(NYSE: HRB), Hovnanian Enterprises Inc.(NYSE: HOV), Plug Power Inc.(NASDAQ: PLUG), andUMH Properties SH(NYSE: UMH).

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Top 5 Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: SORL Auto Parts Inc.(SORL)

SORL Auto Parts, Inc., through its principal operating subsidiary, Ruili Group Ruian Auto Parts Co., Ltd., engages in the development, manufacture, and distribution of automotive brake systems and other safety related auto parts for commercial vehicles, such as trucks and buses. The company, through its 90% ownership in Ruili Group Ruian Auto Parts Co., Ltd., a Sino-foreign joint venture, offers various products, including spring brake chamber, clutch servos, air dryers, relay valves, and hand brake valves. It also provides auto metering products, auto electric products, anti-lock brake systems, retarders, hydraulic brakes, and power steering products. SORL Auto Parts, Inc. markets its products under the SORL brand to automotive original equipment manufacturers and the related aftermarket customers in the People?s Republic of China and internationally. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Ruian City, the People?s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ:SORL) reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $3.75 and last traded at $3.81, with a volume of 6029 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.15.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Icahn Enterprises LP Common Stock (NASDAQ: SORL) and Sorl Auto Parts (NASDAQ:SORL) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Top 5 Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: New York Mortgage Trust Inc.(NYMT)

New York Mortgage Trust, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company engages in acquiring, investing, financing, and managing mortgage-related assets. It primarily invests in agency residential adjustable-rate, hybrid adjustable-rate, and fixed-rate mortgage-backed securities (RMBS); non-Agency RMBS; prime adjustable-rate residential mortgage loans held in securitization trusts; commercial mortgage-backed securities; commercial mortgage loans; and other commercial real estate-related debt investments. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT and will not be subject to federal income tax if it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its stockholders. New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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    Contents:
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NY MTG TR INC/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $6.38.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SOTHERLY HOTELS/SH SH (NASDAQ:SOHO) and NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine cut shares of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Thursday morning.

    Several other research firms also recently commented on NYMT. LADENBURG THALM/SH SH downgraded shares of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Monday, August 6th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Saturday, September 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 25th. Finally, Maxim Group restated a buy rating and issued a $6.75 price target (up previously from $6.25) on shares of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $6.35.

Top 5 Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: Books-A-Million Inc.(BAMM)

Books-A-Million, Inc. operates as a book retailer in the southeastern United States. The company operates superstores and traditional bookstores that offer a selection of hardcover and paperback books, magazines, and newspapers. It also offers other merchandise, including gifts, cards, collectibles, magazines, music, DVDs, and electronic accessories, as well as coffee, tea, and other edible products. The company markets its products under the trademarks of Books-A-Million, BAM! Books-A-Million, Bookland, Books & Co., Millionaire?s Club, Sweet Water Press, Thanks-A-Million, Big Fat Coloring Book, Up All Night Reader, Read & Save Rebate, Readables Accessories for Readers, Kids-A-Million, Teachers First, The Write-Price, Bambeanos, Hold That Thought, Book$mart, BAMM, BAMM.com, BOOKSAMILLION.com, Chillatte, Joe Muggs Newsstand, Page Pets, JOEMUGGS.com, FAITHPOINT.com, Faithmark, Joe Muggs, Anderson?s Bookland, Snow Joe, Summer Says, On the John University, OTJU, American Whole sale Book Company, AWBC, and NetCentral. It also offers its products over the Internet at Booksamillion.com. As of August 11, 2011, the company operated 231 stores in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Books-A-Million, Inc. was founded in 1917 and is based in Birmingham, Alabama.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Books-A-Million (NASDAQ:BAMM) have trended positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Books-A-Million earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 44.3915244007427 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: Information Services Group Inc.(III)

Information Services Group, Inc. operates as a fact-based sourcing advisory company principally in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. It provides strategic consulting, benchmarking and analytics, managed services, and research services with a focus on information technology, business process transformation, and enterprise resource planning. The company serves financial services, telecom, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, transportation and travel, and energy and utilities industries; and state and local governments and airport and transit authorities. Information Services Group, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Canaccord Genuity upgraded shares of Imperial Metals (TSE:III) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Monday. They currently have C$4.00 price objective on the stock, up from their prior price objective of C$1.65.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Martingale Asset Management L P bought a new position in Information Services Group, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:III) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 110,416 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $453,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

Traders bought shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) on weakness during trading on Friday. $94.71 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $56.77 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $37.94 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Thermo Fisher Scientific had the 26th highest net in-flow for the day. Thermo Fisher Scientific traded down ($1.82) for the day and closed at $231.42

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. Leerink Swann lifted their target price on Thermo Fisher Scientific from $239.00 to $255.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Thermo Fisher Scientific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $261.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 6th. ValuEngine upgraded Thermo Fisher Scientific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 24th. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on Thermo Fisher Scientific from $216.00 to $230.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $300.00 target price on shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $239.08.

Best High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: United States Steel Corporation(X)

United States Steel Corporation produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments: Flat-Rolled Products (Flat-Rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular). The Flat-Rolled segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets, and tin mill products. This segment serves customers in the automotive, consumer and the combined industrial, service center, and mining commercial markets. The USSE segment provides slabs, sheets, strip mill plates, tin mill products, and spiral welded pipes, as well as heating radiators and refractory ceramic materials. This segment serves customers in the construction, service center, conversion, container, transportation, appliance and electrical, oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The Tubular segment offers seamless and electric resistance welded steel casing and tubing; and standard and line pipe and mechanical tubing products primarily to customers in the oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The company also provides railroad services; and owns, develops, and manages various real estate assets. United States Steel Corporation was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    United States Steel Co. (NYSE:X) – Equities researchers at KeyCorp raised their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of United States Steel in a research note issued to investors on Sunday, September 9th. KeyCorp analyst P. Gibbs now forecasts that the basic materials company will earn $6.27 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $5.98.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Shares of United States Steel (NYSE:X) plunged 18.5% in August, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The steelmaker announced its second-quarter earnings on the first day of the month, but there’s more to the stock’s drop than just the numbers. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of TMX Group Ltd (TSE:X) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$90.33.

Best High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: TiVo Inc.(TIVO)

TiVo Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides technology and services for television solutions, including digital video recorders (DVRs) and connected televisions in the United States and internationally. The company offers subscription-based TiVo service, which enhances home entertainment by providing consumers with a way to record, watch, and control live television, as well as to receive videos, pictures, and movies from cable, broadcast, and broadband sources in one interface. It also provides a platform for advertising and audience research measurement services. TiVo Inc. distributes the TiVo DVR through consumer electronics retailers and its online store at TiVo.com, as well as the TiVo service through agreements with satellite and cable television service providers; and broadcasting companies. As of January 31, 2011, it had approximately 1.5 million subscriptions to the TiVo service. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Alviso, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TiVo Corp (NASDAQ:TIVO) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 21st, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 12th will be given a dividend of 0.18 per share by the technology company on Tuesday, March 26th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 11th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TiVo Corp (NASDAQ:TIVO) – Equities research analysts at B. Riley reduced their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for TiVo in a report issued on Wednesday, February 27th. B. Riley analyst E. Wold now forecasts that the technology company will post earnings per share of $0.10 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.16. B. Riley also issued estimates for TiVo’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.10 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.10 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.11 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $0.41 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.12 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.12 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.13 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.14 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.51 EPS.

Best High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited(HMY)

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited engages in the exploration and mining of gold in South Africa and Papua New Guinea. The company also explores for copper, silver, uranium, and molybdenum deposits. It has nine underground operations located on the Witwatersrand Basin; an open-pit mine exploiting the Kraaipan Greenstone Belt; and various other surface operations in South Africa. The company also owns a 50% interest in the Hidden Valley, an open-pit gold and silver mine; the Wafi-Golpu project; and exploration tenements in Papua New Guinea. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited was incorporated in 1950 and is based in Randfontein, South Africa.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Exor Investments (UK) LLPSibanye-Stillwater (SBGL) – 45,970,311 shares, 32.51% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 8.09%VEON Ltd (VEON) – 37,657,792 shares, 31.02% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.83%Cameco Corp (CCJ) – 5,967,410 shares, 19.32% of the total portfolio. Harmony Gold Mining Co Ltd (HMY) – 13,275,728 shares, 6.26% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 6.84%Novagold Resources Inc (NG) – 5,889,905 shares, 6.21% of the total portfolio. Shares

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd. (NYSE: HMY) has a market cap of around $1 billion and traded this morning at $1.90, in a 52-week range of $1.43 to $2.53. Shares are down 4.1% for the past 12 months, and the company posted an operating loss of around $265,000. The company is based in South Africa and owns assets in South Africa and Papua New Guinea.

Best High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA)

Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA) is a development-stage company, which operates in the cannabis and industrial hemp space in America. Through its subsidiaries and investment holdings, the Company focuses on the development, sale and distribution of hemp oil that contains naturally occurring cannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD) and other products containing CBD-rich hemp oil (Legal Hemp). The Company’s products are formulated for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical industries, including dietary supplements, prescription-based hemp oil for sale for the treatment of illnesses and conditions, and skin care products. The Company’s services include development of cannabinoid based health and wellness products, and the development of medical grade compounds. It operates through subsidiaries, including HempMedsPX, LLC, Wellness Managed Services, LLC, Red Dice Holdings, LLC, CanChew Biotechnologies, LLC, Hempwire, LLC, Kannaway, LLC, HempVap, LLC and HempMeds Brasil.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    For example, Medical Marijuana, Inc. (NASDAQOTH:MJNA), the first-ever public-traded pot stock, introduced the world to its pet-focused subsidiary, Phyto Animal Health, a little over a year ago. Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s subsidiary launched a line of CBD oil products, hemp bedding, and litter, for dogs, cats, and horses last year. Although Medical Marijuana is predominantly focused on CBD and hemp-based CBD products for humans in the U.S. and Mexico, its CEO Stuart Titus sees significant opportunity for expansion in animal supplements, which are believed to improve cardiovascular health and target pain management for pets. 

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    To answer the headline question: Sure, Medical Marijuana Inc. (NASDAQOTH:MJNA) could be a millionaire-maker stock — if one started out as a multimillionaire, perhaps.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Two stocks that hope to become big winners in this hemp market are Medical Marijuana (NASDAQOTH:MJNA) and CV Sciences (NASDAQOTH:CVSI). CV Sciences has performed a lot better than Medical Marijuana has, with its share price skyrocketing nearly 600% last year compared with Medical Marijuana’s 50% plunge. But which of these stocks is the better pick now?

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now

Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ:AMR) announced its earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by ($0.18), Briefing.com reports. The company had revenue of $93.14 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $131.93 million. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 16.7% compared to the same quarter last year.

Alta Mesa Resources stock traded down $0.99 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $5.09. 96,997 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 889,733. The company has a current ratio of 1.70, a quick ratio of 1.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17. Alta Mesa Resources has a 1 year low of $5.86 and a 1 year high of $10.79.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Research Frontiers Incorporated(REFR)

Research Frontiers Incorporated engages in the development, licensing, and marketing of technology and devices to control the flow of light. The company licenses its suspended particle device (SPD-Smart) light-control technology to companies that manufacture and market the SPD-smart chemical emulsion, light-control film made from chemical emulsion, lamination services, and electronics to power end-products incorporating the film; and end-products, such as windows, skylights, and sunroofs. The SPD-Smart light-control technology is used for various applications, such as windows, skylights, partitions, doors, and sunshades for the architectural, aircraft, marine, automotive, and appliance industries; variable light transmission sunglasses, goggles, visors, and other eyewear; variable light transmission automotive sunroofs, sunvisors, and rear-view mirrors; and flat panel information displays for use in billboards, scoreboards, point-of-purchase advertising displays, traffic s igns, computers, telephones, PDAs, and other electronic instruments. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Woodbury, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Research Frontiers, Inc. (NASDAQ:REFR) insider Kevin Douglas acquired 163,044 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 11th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $0.92 per share, with a total value of $150,000.48. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    However, Seven Star’s gains are already on the books. After looking at last week’s top performing penny stocks, we’ll show you a penny stock on the verge of jumping over 70%…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc. (Nasdaq: SSC) $4.49 175.13%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (Nasdaq: AMMA) $0.37 121.05%
    India Globalization Capital Inc. (NYSE: IGC) $1.14 74.38%
    Obalon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: OBLN) $3.23 63.16%
    Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.56 55.76%
    Atlanticus Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: ATLC) $2.85 43.55%
    Research Frontiers Inc. (Nasdaq: REFR) $1.28 41.37%
    Koss Corp. (Nasdaq: KOSS) $4.08 41.28%
    GLG Life Tech Corp. (TSE: GLG) $0.88 33.90%
    Geron Corp. (Nasdaq: GERN) $4.76 32.40%

    While those gains are already in the book, you don’t have to miss out on the next penny stocks to soar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Research Frontiers earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the technology company an impact score of 46.129953752672 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Intercontinental Hotels Group(IHG)

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC owns, manages, franchises, and leases hotels and resorts worldwide. It operates hotels, resorts, and restaurants under various brands, including InterContinental, HUALUXE, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites, Staybridge Suites, EVEN, and Kimpton. The company also manages IHG Rewards Club, a hotel loyalty program with approximately 84 million members worldwide. As of January 29, 2016, it owned, managed, leased, and franchised approximately 5,000 hotels in approximately 100 countries. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Denham, the United Kingdom.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Intercontinental Hotels Group (LON:IHG) had its price target increased by Societe Generale from GBX 4,500 ($58.80) to GBX 4,800 ($62.72) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a hold rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Intercontinental Hotels Group (LON:IHG) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 4,483.33 ($58.40).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Neogen Corporation(NEOG)

Neogen Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets various products and services for food and animal safety worldwide. It operates through two segments, Food Safety and Animal Safety. The Food Safety segment offers diagnostic test kits and complementary products to detect dangerous and/or unintended substances in human food and animal feed, such as foodborne pathogens, spoilage organisms, natural toxins, food allergens, genetic modifications, ruminant by-products, meat speciation, drug and pesticide residues, and general sanitation concerns; and AccuPoint rapid sanitation test for adenosine triphosphate, a chemical found in living cells. This segment offers its products primarily to food and feed processors, meat and poultry processors, seafood processors, fruit and vegetable producers, grain producers and processors, and dairies; laboratories; producers of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, veterinary vaccines, and nutraceutical products; and various regulatory agencies. The Animal Safety segment provides pharmaceuticals, rodenticides, disinfectants, vaccines, veterinary instruments, topicals, diagnostic products, and genetic testing services to the animal safety market. This segments drug detection immunoassay test kits are used for the detection of abused and therapeutic drugs in farm animals and racing animals, such as horses, greyhounds, and camels; detection of drug residues in meat and meat products; and human forensic toxicology drug screening applications. Its products are also used to maintain sanitary conditions and limit the potential hazards of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. In addition, this segment offers various products for researchers to detect biologically active substances; and proprietary substrates for other diagnostic test kit manufacturers. The company sells its products directly, as well as through distributors and retail chains. Neogen Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Lansing, Michigan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had an up-and-down day on Tuesday, with early gains giving way to small losses for most major benchmarks by the end of the session. Despite the modest declines, indexes remain near record highs, and even the ongoing back-and-forth of trade-related comments — both conciliatory and threatening — hasn’t done anything more than put a minor dent in a major advance for stocks in the third quarter. Yet some companies suffered from bad news. CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), Jabil (NYSE:JBL), and Neogen (NASDAQ:NEOG) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Three Stocks to Watch Today: NKE, KORS, GE

    Shares of Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) are on the move ahead of todays earnings report. Wall Street expects that the apparel giant will report earnings per share of $0.62 on top of $9.87 billion in revenue. Investors will be hanging on every word of the conference call as markets weigh the success of the companys latest ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. In addition, investors will be curious if the firm received a boost by the Tour Championship victory over the weekend by Tiger Woods, who won his first golf tournament in five years. Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) just made another huge acquisition. According to reports, it purchased the iconic Gianni Versace brand in a deal worth $2.1 billion. The deal gives Kors a gateway to the high-end European luxury market. Shares of General Electric Co.(NYSE: GE) are sitting at nine-year lows as the companys power business struggles. Shares hit their lowest levels since July 13, 2009 as the firm grapples with a failed gas turbine in Texas. The turbines failure fueled a stock downgrade by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: GE) last week. Look for earnings reports from Carnival Corp.(NYSE: CCL), KB Home (NYSE: KBH), FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE: FDS), Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL), Cintas Corp.(NASDAQ: CTAS), AAR Corp. (NYSE: AIR), Neogen Corp. (NASDAQ: NEOG), andIHS Markit Ltd. (NYSE: INFO).

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Trust Water ETF (FIW)

First Trust ISE Water Index Fund (the Fund) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of an equity index called the ISE Water Index (the Index). The Index is a modified market capitalization-weighted index consisting of 36 stocks that derive a substantial portion of their revenues from the potable and wastewater industries. The Index is rebalanced on a semi-annual basis. The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its assets in common stocks that comprise the Index. The Fund’s investment advisor is First Trust Advisors L.P.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Raymond James & Associates increased its position in First Trust Water ETF (NYSEARCA:FIW) by 45.0% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 61,717 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 19,152 shares during the period. Raymond James & Associates’ holdings in First Trust Water ETF were worth $2,969,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its stake in shares of First Trust Water ETF (NYSEARCA:FIW) by 11.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 275,540 shares of the company’s stock after selling 36,231 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in First Trust Water ETF were worth $13,256,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Trust ISE Water Index Fund (NYSEARCA:FIW) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 21st, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 22nd will be paid a dividend of 0.0861 per share on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $0.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 21st. This is a positive change from First Trust ISE Water Index Fund’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: BlackBerry Limited(BBRY)

Product and business developments that have influenced the general development of the Company’s business over the last three fiscal years are as follows: Fiscal 2016: Significant Acquisition * On October 30, 2015, the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, BlackBerry Corporation, acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Good Technology Corporation (“Good”), a provider of secure mobility solutions, including secure applications and containerization that protects end user privacy. The aggregate consideration paid by the Company was approximately $417 million and consisted of (i) the payment of approximately $328.4 million in cash to existing shareholders of Good, and (ii) the payment of approximately $88.6 million to existing debtholders of Good. The Company financed the acquisition from its own cash and investment balances.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BlackBerry (TSE:BB) (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s stock had its “in-line” rating reiterated by analysts at Imperial Capital in a report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund, Inc.(NRO)

Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to provide current income with capital appreciation as a secondary objective. The Fund invests a significant portion of its assets in securities issued by real estate companies, including real estate investment trusts (REITs). Its investment manager and administrator is Neuberger Berman Management Inc.

The Fund’s investments are concentrated in common equity securities, preferred securities, convertible securities and non-convertible debt securities issued by companies deriving the majority of their revenue from the ownership, construction, financing, management and/or sale of commercial, industrial and/or residential real estate. The Fund invests in sectors, such as apartments, commercial services, community centers, freestanding, healthcare, industrial, lodging, manufactured homes, office, regional malls and self storage.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neuro (CURRENCY:NRO) traded down 13.5% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 23:00 PM ET on October 2nd. Over the last seven days, Neuro has traded 28.9% lower against the dollar. Neuro has a market cap of $26,648.00 and approximately $49.00 worth of Neuro was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Neuro coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0005 or 0.00000007 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Neuro (NRO) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    SHA-256 hashing algorithm. Its launch date was May 30th, 2017. Neuro’s total supply is 60,336,182 coins and its circulating supply is 58,336,182 coins. Neuro’s official Twitter account is @neurocoinnews. Neuro’s official website is neurocoin.org.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida(SBCF)

We are a bank holding company, incorporated in Florida in 1983, and registered under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended (the “BHC Act”). Our principal subsidiary is Seacoast National Bank (“Seacoast National”). Seacoast National commenced its operations in 1933, and operated prior to 2006 as “First National Bank & Trust Company of the Treasure Coast”. As a bank holding company, we are a legal entity separate and distinct from our subsidiaries, including Seacoast National. We coordinate the financial resources of the consolidated enterprise and maintain financial, operational and administrative systems that allow centralized evaluation of subsidiary operations and coordination of selected policies and activities. Our operating revenues and net income are derived primarily from Seacoast National through dividends and fees for services performed. As of December 31, 2010, we had total consolidated assets of approximately $2,016.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Wednesday.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Great Western Bancorp (NYSE: GWB) and Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Physicians Realty Trust(DOC)

Physicians Realty Trust, a self-managed healthcare real estate company, focuses on the acquisition, development, ownership, and management of healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals, and healthcare delivery systems. The companys portfolio would consists of 19 medical office buildings with approximately 528,048 net leasable square feet located in 10 states. It intends to elect and qualify to be taxed as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Murphy Oil Corporation(MUR)

Murphy Oil Corporation is a worldwide oil and gas exploration and production company. As used in this report, the terms Murphy, Murphy Oil, we, our, its and Company may refer to Murphy Oil Corporation or any one or more of its consolidated subsidiaries.

The Company was originally incorporated in Louisiana in 1950 as Murphy Corporation. It was reincorporated in Delaware in 1964, at which time it adopted the name Murphy Oil Corporation, and was reorganized in 1983 to operate primarily as a holding company of its various businesses. For reporting purposes, Murphy’s exploration and production activities are subdivided into four geographic segments, including the United States, Canada, Malaysia and all other countries. Additionally, “Corporate” activities include interest income, interest expense, foreign exchange effects and administrative costs not allocated to the segments. The Company’s corporate headquarters are located in El Dorado, Arkansas.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) took off on Thursday, rising more than 12% by 10:30 a.m. EDT after the company agreed to form a strategic joint venture (JV) with Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.11.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 1,420 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,929% compared to the average volume of 70 put options.

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sunoco Logistics Partners LP(SXL)

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. transports, terminals, and stores crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). It operates through four segments: Crude Oil Pipelines, Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing, Terminal Facilities, and Products Pipelines. The Crude Oil Pipelines segment transports crude oil primarily in Oklahoma and Texas. It contains approximately 5,300 miles of crude oil trunk pipelines, as well as approximately 500 miles of crude oil gathering lines. The Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing segment gathers, purchases, markets, and sells crude oil principally in the mid-continent United States. It utilizes the companys proprietary fleet of approximately 335 crude oil transport trucks, and approximately 135 crude oil truck unloading facilities, as well as third-party assets. The Terminal Facilities segment operates crude oil, refined products, and NGL terminals, as well as markets refined products and NGLs. The segment operates with an aggregate storage capacity of approximately 48 million barrels, including the 25 million barrel Nederland, Texas crude oil, and NGL terminal; the 6 million barrel Eagle Point, New Jersey refined products and crude oil terminal; the 3 million barrel Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania refined products and NGL facility; 39 active refined products marketing terminals located in the northeast, midwest, and southwest United States; and refinery terminals located in the northeast United States. The Products Pipelines segment transports refined products and NGLs in the northeast, midwest, and southwest United States. Its products pipeline consists of approximately 2,400 miles of refined products and NGL pipelines, and joint venture interests in 4 products pipelines in the United States. Sunoco Partners LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Sun Hydraulics (NASDAQ:SNHY) released its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The industrial products company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02, Briefing.com reports. The business had revenue of $138.72 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $134.51 million. Sun Hydraulics had a net margin of 7.29% and a return on equity of 10.64%. The company’s revenue was up 64.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.27 earnings per share. Sun Hydraulics updated its FY 2019 guidance to $2.55-2.65 EPS and its FY19 guidance to $2.55-2.65 EPS.

Shares of Sun Hydraulics stock opened at $38.64 on Tuesday. Sun Hydraulics has a 12-month low of $30.79 and a 12-month high of $58.26. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.24 billion, a PE ratio of 24.21 and a beta of 1.67. The company has a current ratio of 2.14, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68.

Best Bank Stocks To Buy For 2021: DRDGOLD Limited(DRD)

DRDGOLD Limited, incorporated on February 16, 2015, is a surface gold tailings retreatment company. The Company operates in the central Witwatersrand (Wits) basin in Gauteng province and recovers gold from tailings. Ergo Mining Proprietary Limited (Ergo) is the Company’s operating entity. Ergo is a surface retreatment operator. Ergo’s assets cover an area approximately 62 kilometers from east to west and around 25 kilometers from north to south. The Company operates approximately two metallurgical plants, two milling and pump stations, a network of pipelines and the Brakpan tailings facility (BTF).

The Ergo plant has a total retreatment capacity of 1.8 Million tons per month. The Company’s product is dore bars. Ergo is owned by Ergo Mining Operations Proprietary Limited (EMO). The Company extracts gold through a combination of flotation, milling, carbon-in-pulp (CIP) and carbon- in-leach (CIL) processes. As of 30 June, 2015, the Company produced approximately 150,145 ounces of gold. The slime is dislodged and mixed with water and the resulting slurry is pumped to a metallurgical treatment plant for processing. The Crown and City Deep milling and pump stations partly process approximately 600 thousand tons per month. The Knights satellite plant processes approximately 200,000 to 300,000 thousand tons per month from various sites.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Greenfield African countries like Burkina Faso are starting to lookvery attractive for miningas the South African mining sector continues to face numerous headwinds. This week, shares of major South African mining stock like DRDGOLD Limited (NYSE: DRD), Gold Fields Limited (NYSE: GFI), Harmony Gold Mining Co (NYSE: HMY) and Sibanye-Stillwater (NYSE: SBGL)fell off amid news about further company retrenchments and a warning from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) against doing more job cuts.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about DRDGOLD (NYSE:DRD) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DRDGOLD earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.4205191301077 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Best Bank Stocks To Buy For 2021: Porsche Automobil Holding SE (POAHY)

Porsche Automobil Holding SE is a Germany-based holding company engaged in the automobile manufacture industry. The Company is engaged in the holding and managing of its investments in Volkswagen AG, through which the Company manages twelve motor brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. In addition, the Company is also active in parts distribution, after sales and invests in the automotive value chain, this comprises the spectrum of basic technologies geared to supporting the development and production process through to vehicle- and mobility-related services. The Company operates one wholly owned subsidiary, Porsche Beteiligung GmbH, and one majority owned subsidiary, Volkswagen AG. Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The Model X also experienced extremely high demand, with 12,000 vehicles sold in Europe, outselling such popular Models as BMWs X6. According to research the Model X was purchased about as often as the extremely popular Porsche (OTCPK:POAHY) Cayenne vehicle in Europe last year.

Best Bank Stocks To Buy For 2021: TransAlta Corporation(TAC)

The Corporation is organized into two business segments: Generation and Commercial Operations and Development. The Generation group is responsible for constructing, operating and maintaining electricity generation facilities. The Commercial Operations and Development group is responsible for managing the sale of production, purchasing natural gas, transmission capacity and market risks associated with the Corporation’s generation assets and for non asset backed trading activities. Both segments are supported by a corporate group that provides finance, treasury, legal, regulatory, environmental, health and safety, sustainable development, corporate communications, government relations, information technology, human resources, internal audit, and other administrative support.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CENTRICA PLC/S (OTCMKTS:CPYYY) and TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) (NYSE:TAC) insider Douglas French purchased 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 20th. The stock was bought at an average cost of C$48.51 per share, with a total value of C$48,510.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TransAlta (NYSE: TAC) and CLP (OTCMKTS:CLPHY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TransAlta (NYSE: TAC) and EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A (OTCMKTS:EDPFY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

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It’s been a tough year for Tesla Inc. (TSLA) investors.

After posting a major rally in the first five months of 2017, Tesla’s stock price has languished. Shares are down almost 9% year-to-date, and about 10% in the trailing 12 months. That’s versus an S&P 500 that’s up about 15% on a total returns basis since this time last year.

That recent bout of underperformance has painted a huge target on Tesla’s back.

After all, Tesla has had perennially substantial short interest since it first entered the public markets back in 2010. This year, shorts have doubled down in a major way, enough to make Tesla the most heavily shorted stock in the market.

But Tesla’s recent weak performance could really just be a matter of context. On both long-term and short-term timeframes, Tesla actually looks significantly more bullish than most investors realize — and one chart gives some guidance as to when shares could start crushing the S&P 500 once again.

Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cinemark Holdings Inc(CNK)

Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the motion picture exhibition business. As of June 30, 2011, it operated 436 theatres with 4,983 screens in 39 states of the United States, as well as in Brazil, Mexico, and 11 other Latin American countries. The company is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AAPL, DBX, STMP
    Shares of Dropbox Inc. (NYSE: DBX) plunged more than 10% after the company’s forward guidance fell well short of Wall Street expectations Thursday. Even though the firm topped quarterly earnings and revenue expectations, the cloud storage giant announced it would take a large write down on the value of its recent HelloSign acquisition. That will impact company margins in the year ahead, in addition to the firm’s plans to relocate offices to San Francisco, where rents are much higher. Apple Inc.(NASDAQ: AAPL) continues to remain in the headlines. The firm’s iPhone sales had been declining before the company decided to stop reporting unit sales beginning this year. But as Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald told readers in October 2017, Apple is no longer a device company. In fact, it hasn’t been a device company for years. Its shift into services has helped boost investor confidence, and it just made a major announcement that will target firms like Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Hulu. Apple is one of our top five stocks to buy right now. For the full list, go here now. Shares of Stamps.com Inc.(NASDAQ: STMP) plunged more than 50% in pre-market hours after the shipping products company announced it was ending its exclusive partnership with the USPS. The company also said it expected a massive downturn in profitability. The firm’s full-year guidance was set between $5.15 and $6.15. That is well below the $10.79 figure anticipated by analysts. During its earnings call last night, the firm’s CEO said that USPS would not accept the terms of its partnership proposal. On Friday, look for earnings reports from Aut

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. trimmed its stake in shares of Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) by 11.0% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 19,865 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,460 shares during the period. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.’s holdings in Cinemark were worth $711,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: 3M Company(MMM)

3M Company, together with subsidiaries, operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The company?s Industrial and Transportation segment offers tapes, coated and non-woven abrasives, adhesives, specialty materials, filtration products, energy control products, closure systems for personal hygiene products, acoustic systems products, and components and products that are used in the manufacture, repair, and maintenance of automotive, marine, aircraft, and specialty vehicles. Its Health Care segment provides medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, inhalation and transdermal drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and food safety products. The company?s Display and Graphics offers optical film solutions for LCD electronic displays; computer screen filters; reflective sheeting for transportation safety; commercial graphics sheeting and systems; and mobile interactive solutions, includin g mobile display technology, visual systems products, and computer privacy filters. The company?s Consumer and Office segment provides office supply products, stationery products, construction and home improvement products, home care products, protective material products, certain consumer retail personal safety products, and consumer health care products. Its Safety, Security and Protection Services segment offers personal protection products, safety and security products, cleaning and protection products for commercial establishments, track and trace solutions, and roofing granules for asphalt shingles. The company?s Electro and Communications segment provides packaging and interconnection devices; fluids that are used in the manufacture of computer chips, and for cooling electronics and lubricating computer hard disk drives; high-temperature and display tapes; insulating materials, including tapes and resins; and related items. The company was founded in 1902 and is based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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    In fact, had you invested with us over the past three years, you would have bagged winners like the 35.1% return from 3M (NYSE: MMM), 39.1% from Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG), 44.3% from Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), and even 101.8% from Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq: SWKS)… All in 12 months…

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    3M (NYSE:MMM) stock declined 19% in 2018, and has continued to underperform the S&P 500 index so far in 2019. What’s going on, and what can investors expect from 2019?

  • [By ]

    3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) may have run into some growth and demand issues along with other conglomerates of late, but the company has a very long operating history that goes way back before its Post-It notes. It dates back to 1902. The conglomerate last raised its dividend in February 2019, and that marked the 61st consecutive year of dividend hikes. 3M has also paid dividends for more than 100 years.

Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Investors Real Estate Trust(IRET)

Investors Real Estate Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership and operation of income-producing real estate properties in the United States. It owns multi-family residential properties and commercial office, medical, industrial, and retail properties located primarily in the upper midwest states of Minnesota and North Dakota. As of April 30, 2008, the company operated a real estate portfolio of 72 multi-family residential; 65 office; 48 medical; 17 industrial; and 33 retail properties. Investors Real Estate Trust has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. As a REIT, the trust is not subject to federal corporate income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Minot, North Dakota with additional offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Omaha, Nebraska; and Kansas City, Kansas, and St. Louis, Missouri.

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Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ConocoPhillips(COP)

ConocoPhillips operates as an integrated energy company worldwide. The company?s Exploration and Production (E&P) segment explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Its Midstream segment gathers, processes, and markets natural gas; and fractionates and markets natural gas liquids in the United States and Trinidad. The company?s Refining and Marketing (R&M) segment purchases, refines, markets, and transports crude oil and petroleum products, such as gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels. Its Chemicals segment manufactures and markets petrochemicals and plastics. This segment offers olefins and polyolefins, including ethylene, propylene, and other olefin products; aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers; and various specialty chemical products comprising organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalyst s, drilling chemicals, mining chemicals, and engineering plastics and compounds. The company?s Emerging Businesses segment develops new technologies and businesses. It focuses on power generation; and technologies related to conventional and nonconventional hydrocarbon recovery, refining, alternative energy, biofuels, and the environment. This segment also offers E-Gas, a gasification technology producing high-value synthetic gas. ConocoPhillips was founded in 1917 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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    It starts in 2007 when the Oracle of Omaha began purchasing shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP). By the end of 2007, Buffett had spent just over $1 billion.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP)used $50 oil as a rough baseline for its 2019 capital plans as well. ConocoPhillips currently expects to invest $6.1 billion on capital projects this year — enough money to grow production per share by 8% — which it can fund on the cash flows produced at $40 oil. Add in a dividend that the company increased twice last year to a $3 billion repurchase program and ConocoPhillips is on track to return 50% of the cash it produces at $50 oil to investors this year, though some of that money will come from its cash-rich balance sheet. However, with oil in the mid-$50s, ConocoPhillips is on track to produce more cash than expected this year, which could lead it to buy back even more stock than planned as it works to whittle down a cash balance that stood at $6.4 billion at the end of 2018.

Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation(RL)

Ralph Lauren Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of lifestyle products. The company offers men?s, women?s, and children?s clothing; and accessories comprising footwear, eyewear, watches, jewelry, hats, and belts, as well as leather goods, including handbags and luggage. It also provides products for homes, including bedding and bath products, furniture, fabric and wallpaper, paint, tabletop, and giftware; and fragrance products for women men. In addition, the company licenses its products, such as men?s sportswear, men?s tailored clothing, men?s underwear and sleepwear, eyewear, fragrances, cosmetics, and color and skin care products. It offers its products under the Polo by Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Women?s Collection, Black Label, Blue Label, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, RRL, RLX, Rugby, Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, American Living, Chaps, and Club Monaco brand names. Ralph Lauren sells its products to department stores, specialty stores, and golf and pro shops; full-price retail stores, factory retail stores, and concessions-based shop-within-shops; and online through RalphLauren.com and Rugby.com. As of April 3, 2010, it operated 179 full-price retail stores and 171 factory stores worldwide, as well as 281 concessions-based shop-within-shops and 2 e-commerce Websites. The company was formerly known as Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation and changed its name to Ralph Lauren Corporation in August 2011. Ralph Lauren Corporation was founded in 1967 and is based in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL)rallied 8% onFeb. 5 after the apparel retailer’s third quarter numbers topped Wall Street’s expectations. Its revenue rose 5% annually (6% on a constant currency basis) to $1.73 billion and beat estimates by $70 million. Its non-GAAP EPS climbed 14% to $2.32, topping expectations by $0.17.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) were up 7% as of 12:18 p.m. EST after the company released strong results for the third quarter of fiscal 2019. The company is a global designer, marketer, and distributor of premium products in apparel, home, accessories, and fragrances.

Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TAL International Group Inc.(TAL)

TAL International Group, Inc. engages in the lease of intermodal containers and chassis. It operates in two segments, Equipment Leasing and Equipment Trading. The Equipment Leasing segment involves in the acquisition, lease, re-lease, and sale of various intermodal transportation equipment, such as dry freight containers, which are used for general cargo, including manufactured component parts, consumer staples, electronics, and apparel; refrigerated containers that are used for perishable items, such as fresh and frozen foods; and special containers, which are used for heavy and oversized cargo, such as marble slabs, building products, and machinery. It also leases chassis, which are used for the transportation of containers and tank containers that are used to transport bulk liquid products, such as chemicals, as well as finances port equipment, which includes container cranes, reach stackers, and other related equipment. The Equipment Trading segment purchases container s from shipping line customers and other sellers of containers, and resells these containers to container traders and users of containers for storage or one-way shipment. As of December 31, 2009, it had a fleet of 701,946 containers and chassis, including 31,137 containers under management for third parties, representing 1,139,523 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

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    TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL)Q32019 Earnings Conference CallJan. 24, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL)’s share price fell 6.6% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $32.42 and last traded at $33.68. 8,752,500 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 110% from the average session volume of 4,166,303 shares. The stock had previously closed at $36.06.

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The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) reported a small sales gain and a big GAAP loss in its earnings report for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2018 last night. Sales grew less than one single percentage point to $6.9 billion for the quarter. Losses were a staggering $10.34 per share.

Kraft Heinz stock is down 27.4% as of 12:50 p.m. EST in response.

Kraft Heinz stock is looking somewhat less than shelf-stable today. Image source: Getty Images.

So what

That’s not the worst of it.

Kraft blamed its big GAAP loss on a $15.4 billion impairment charge to earnings that wiped out what otherwise would have been a quarterly profit (“adjusted” earnings, said Kraft, were positive $0.84 per share — which is still down 7% year over year). On top of that, Kraft revealed that the SEC is investigating its “accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls related to its procurement function, including, but not limited to, agreements, side agreements, and changes or modifications to its agreements with its vendors” — and apparently has been doing so since at least October 2018. Although management says that it “does not expect the matters subject to the investigation to be material to its current period or any prior period financial statements,” this raises the potential that Kraft will be forced to restate its past earnings as well.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: NeuroMetrix Inc.(NURO)

NeuroMetrix, Inc., a science-based health care company, develops and markets products for the detection, diagnosis, and monitoring of peripheral nerve and spinal cord disorders, such as those associated with diabetes, carpal tunnel syndrome, lumbosacral disc disease, and spinal stenosis. The company focuses on diagnosis and treatment of the neurological complications of diabetes, including diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and median neuropathy. Its marketed products include the ADVANCE NCS/EMG system, a platform for the performance of traditional nerve conduction studies and invasive electromyography procedures for the diagnosis and evaluation of CTS, low back and leg pain, and DPN; and the NC-stat DPNCheck, a device used to evaluate systemic neuropathies, such as DPN at the point-of-care, as well as consumables and accessories for use with its neurodiagnostic equipment. The company is also developing SENSUS pain therapy device, a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimul ator used in the management of chronic pain, such as that caused by DPN; and ADVANCE CTS, a version of the ADVANCE NCS/EMG device for the detection of CTS in people with diabetes. The company distributes its products directly through its direct sales force and independent sales representatives to physicians, clinics, and hospitals consisting of primary care, internal medicine, orthopedic and hand surgeons, pain medicine physicians, neurologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physicians, and neurosurgeons, as well as endocrinology/podiatry market in the United States and internationally. NeuroMetrix, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Haemonetics (NYSE: HAE) and Neurometrix (NASDAQ:NURO) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Carnival Corporation(CUK)

Carnival plc operates as a leisure travel and cruise company in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates 99 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates 11 hotels or lodges, approximately 300 motor coaches, and 20 glass-domed railcars. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. Carnival plc was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in Southampton, the United Kingdom. Carnival plc operates as a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of Carnival (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK) opened sharply lower on Thursday after the company posting mixed financial results. The world’s largest cruise line operator came through with a solid fiscal third quarter, but once again we see weak guidance weighing on the stock. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dean Capital Investments Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 12,586 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $726,000. Carnival comprises 0.5% of Dean Capital Investments Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 26th largest position.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Nucor Corporation(NUE)

Nucor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of steel and steel products in North America and internationally. It operates through three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. The Steel Mills segment produces hot and cold-rolled sheet steel; plate steel; structural steel comprising wide-flange beams, beam blanks, and sheet piling; and bar steel, such as blooms, billets, concrete reinforcing bar, merchant bar, and special bar quality products. The Steel Products segment offers steel joists and joist girders, steel deck, fabricated concrete reinforcing steel, cold finished steel, steel fasteners, metal building systems, light gauge steel framing, steel grating and expanded metal, and wire and wire mesh products. The Raw Materials segment produces direct reduced iron (DRI); brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron, hot briquetted iron, and DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal products. The company?s operations also include various international trading companies that buy and sell steel and steel products. It sells its hot-rolled steel and cold-rolled steel to steel service centers, fabricators, and manufacturers; steel joists and joist girders, and steel deck to general contractors and fabricators; and cold finished steel and steel fasteners to distributors and manufacturers. The company?s products are used by contractors in constructing highways, bridges, reservoirs, utilities, hospitals, schools, airports, stadiums, and high-rise buildings. Nucor Corporation was founded in 1940 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Longbow Research lowered shares of Nucor (NYSE:NUE) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, Marketbeat Ratings reports.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Duality Advisers LP bought a new position in Nucor Co. (NYSE:NUE) in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm bought 63,770 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,304,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nucor Co. (NYSE:NUE) – Equities researchers at KeyCorp increased their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Nucor in a report issued on Sunday, March 3rd. KeyCorp analyst P. Gibbs now anticipates that the basic materials company will post earnings of $1.53 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.52. KeyCorp has a “Buy” rating and a $72.00 price objective on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Nucor’s FY2019 earnings at $5.40 EPS.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tiptree Financial Inc.(TIPT)

Tiptree Financial is a diversified holding company that primarily acquires and manages controlling interests of operating businesses. The Company, whose operations date back to 2007, currently has subsidiaries that operate in the following four segments: insurance and insurance services, specialty finance, asset management and real estate. The Company’s principal investments are included in a corporate and other segment. Tiptree Financial’s Class A common stock trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market. All of Tiptree Financial’s Class B common stock is owned by TFP. Tiptree Financial’s Class B common stock has voting but no economic rights.
From July 1, 2014, the limited partners of TFP (other than Tiptree Financial itself) have been provided with the opportunity to exchange TFP partnership units for Tiptree Financial Class A common stock at a rate of 2.798 shares of Class A common stock per partnership unit.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tiptree Inc (NASDAQ:TIPT) CFO Sandra Bell sold 8,682 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.55, for a total transaction of $56,867.10. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 41,881 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $274,320.55. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Tim Melvin]

    This week, I ran across Tiptree Inc. (Nasdaq: TIPT) on the list of stocks with the highest VQScores. Tiptree fits most of my parameters as well so I spent a little time digging into the company further.

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