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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

As many investors know, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is having a difficult time with its iPhone business right now. A slowdown in China’s economy, last year’s battery-replacement program, and a decrease in carrier subsidies have all made Apple’s large customer base hesitant to upgrade their phones. The slowdown in iPhone sales is currently causing Apple’s overall revenue and operating income to decline, as iPhones account for more than 60% of the company’s revenue.

However, all of Apple’s non-iPhone businesses grew last quarter. One particular bright spot was the services segment. Investors and analysts tend to like service companies much better than device companies, since services are often distributed as subscriptions, producing the consistent recurring revenue that investors love.

While Apple’s services business produces a rather small portion of its revenue today (12.9% last quarter), a growing, high-margin services business is highly attractive to investors. During Apple’s recent earnings call with analysts, management broke out the profitability of the services business for the first time and spent lots of time going through the segment’s impressive statistics. Here are the highlights.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Natural Gas(NG)

NovaGold Resources Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties primarily in North America. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, copper, zinc, and lead ores. It holds interests in the Donlin Creek property covering 81,361 acres and the Ambler property comprising 90,614 acres located in Alaska; and the Galore Creek property comprising 293,838 acres located in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. The company was formerly known as NovaCan Mining Resources (1985) Limited and changed its name to NovaGold Resources Inc. in March 1987. NovaGold Resources Inc. was founded in 1984 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in NG. SlateStone Wealth LLC purchased a new stake in NovaGold Resources during the 4th quarter valued at about $49,000. Signition LP purchased a new position in NovaGold Resources during the fourth quarter worth approximately $50,000. Pin Oak Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its position in NovaGold Resources by 42.3% during the fourth quarter. Pin Oak Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 23,985 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $95,000 after purchasing an additional 7,125 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. boosted its position in NovaGold Resources by 16.6% during the fourth quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 24,610 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $98,000 after purchasing an additional 3,500 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Two Sigma Securities LLC purchased a new position in NovaGold Resources during the fourth quarter worth approximately $128,000.

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    About NovaGold Resources (NYSEAMERICAN:NG)

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Novagold Resources (NASDAQ:NG) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NovaGold Resources (TSE:NG) (AMEX:NG) had its price target trimmed by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from C$9.10 to C$8.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

Top 10 Energy 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.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: San Juan Basin Royalty Trust(SJT)

San Juan Basin Royalty Trust operates as an express trust. The company has a 75% net overriding royalty interest carved out of Burlingtons oil and gas leasehold interests (the underlying properties) in properties located in the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico. The underlying properties consist of working interests, royalty interests, overriding royalty interests, and other contractual rights in 119,000 net producing acres in San Juan, Rio Arriba, and Sandoval Counties of northwestern New Mexico, as well as 1,154.8 net wells. Compass Bank serves as the trustee of the San Juan Basin Royalty Trust. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about San Juan Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:SJT) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press 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. San Juan Basin Royalty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.34 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 48.2365151407757 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Icahn Enterprises L.P.(IEP)

Icahn Enterprises L.P., through its subsidiaries, operates in investment, automotive, energy, metals, railcar, gaming, food packaging, real estate, and home fashion businesses in the United States, Germany, and Internationally. Its Investment segment operates various private investment funds. The companys Automotive segment supplies a range of components, accessories, and systems to the automotive, small engine, heavy-duty, marine, railroad, agricultural, off-road, aerospace and energy, industrial, and transport markets; and distributes automotive parts. Its Energy segment refines and markets transportation fuels; and manufactures nitrogen fertilizer. The companys Metals segment collects and processes industrial and obsolete scrap metal into reusable forms; and operates steel products business. Its Railcar segment manufactures and sells railcars, custom and standard designed railcar components, and other industrial products; and provides railcar repair services, as well as leases railcars. The companys Gaming segment owns and operates casino gaming properties, including 8 casino facilities with 8,035 slot machines, 304 table games, and 5,525 hotel rooms. Its Food Packaging segment produces and sells cellulosic, fibrous, and plastic casings for the processed meat and poultry industry. The companys Real Estate segment is involved in the rental of real estate properties; construction and sale of single-family and multi-family homes, lots in subdivisions and planned communities, and raw land for residential development; and golf and resort operations. Its Home Fashion segment sources, designs, manufactures, distributes, markets, and sells home fashion consumer products, such as bed, bath, basic bedding, and other textile products. Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc. serves as the general partner of the company. Icahn Enterprises L.P. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    He earned more than $100 million in a famous board room battle with RJR Nabisco, and recently he’s led the charge in pressing Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR) to sell its assets. Rumors are swirling that the gambling giant will soon merge with Eldorado Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERI). He also has stakes in CVR Energy Inc. (NYSE: CVI), Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (NYSE: HLF), Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSE: LNG), Newell Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: NWL), and of course, his firm Icahn Enterprises LP (NASDAQ: IEP).

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ:IEP)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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    Operator

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    The entities with stakes tied to Carl Icahn and associates are Icahn Capital LP (IEP) are shortened into the names of High River, Hopper, Barberry, Icahn Offshore, Icahn Partners, Icahn Master, Icahn Onshore, Icahn Capital, IPH, Icahn Enterprises Holdings, Beckton, and Icahn Enterprises GP.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ideal Power Inc.(IPWR)

Ideal Power Inc. develops power conversion solutions with a focus on commercial and industrial grid storage, combined solar and storage, and microgrid applications. The companys principal products include power conversion systems, such as dual-port and multi-port battery converters. It also offers a 30kW photovoltaic (PV) inverter for commercial and industrial PV installations; and a 30kW battery converter for the commercial and industrial grid-tied distributed energy storage market. In addition, the company provides a 30kW grid-resilient alternating current (AC) – direct current (DC)-DC multi-port and AC-DC power conversion system; and a 125kW grid-resilient AC-DC and AC-DC-DC multi-port power conversion systems. Further, it focuses on licensing its proprietary power conversion Power Packet Switching Architecture to original equipment manufacturers. The company sells its products directly to customers and through a distribution channel partner in the United States. It has strategic alliance with EnerDel, Inc. The company was formerly known as Ideal Power Converters Inc. and changed its name to Ideal Power Inc. in July 2013. Ideal Power Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Ideal Power Inc. (NASDAQ: IPWR) is a Texas-based industrial products company that develops, manufactures, and sells power conversion solutions with a focus on storage and solar, standalone energy, and microgrid applications.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) Consumer Goods $4.39 259.84%
    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) Technology $4.32 108.70%
    Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: SKYS) Utilities $1.08 89.47%
    Conformis Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS) Healthcare $1.26 75.00%
    Ideal Power Inc. (NASDAQ: IPWR) Industrial Goods $0.52 56.73%
    ADMA Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ: ADMA) Healthcare $4.22 52.35%
    CAS Medical Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CASM) Healthcare $2.41 51.57%
    Arcimoto Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) Consumer Goods $4.88 50.15%
    Adomani Inc. (NASDAQ: ADOM) Consumer Goods $0.38 49.94%
    Huttig Building Products Inc. (NASDAQ: HBP) Services $3.41 47.62%

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. operates as an independent energy company in the United States. It focuses on the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties, as well as the transportation of oil and natural gas primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2015, it had interests in the 135,408 net acres in the Permian Basin; and had total proved reserves of 125,698 thousand barrels of oil equivalent. The company was formerly known as Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Laredo Petroleum, Inc. in December 2013. Laredo Petroleum, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) – Piper Jaffray Companies decreased their Q4 2019 earnings per share estimates for Laredo Petroleum in a report released on Wednesday, February 13th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst K. Harrison now forecasts that the oil and gas producer will post earnings per share of $0.11 for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.12. Piper Jaffray Companies has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Laredo Petroleum’s Q3 2020 earnings at $0.03 EPS.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with major market benchmarks closing the day mixed, but nearly flat. Market participants were briefly enthusiastic about the potential to set new record highs following reports that the U.S. and China were mulling further trade negotiations, but the positive impact of that announcement largely waned as the day progressed. Nevertheless, investors focusing on company-specific news found some reasons to celebrate. Altria Group (NYSE:MO), Galapagos (NASDAQ:GLPG), and Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these businesses to tell you why their stocks did so well.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Southwestern Energy Company(SWN)

Southwestern Energy Company, incorporated on February 24, 2006, is an independent energy company engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production. The Company operates through two segments: Exploration and Production (E&P) and Midstream Services. The Company’s operations are principally focused on the development of unconventional natural gas reservoirs located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Arkansas.

Exploration and Production

The Company’s operations in northeast Pennsylvania are primarily focused on the unconventional natural gas reservoir known as the Marcellus Shale. The Company’s operations in West Virginia are also focused on the Utica and the Upper Devonian unconventional natural gas and oil reservoirs (Southwest Appalachia). Its operations in Arkansas are primarily focused on an unconventional natural gas reservoir known as the Fayetteville Shale. The Company has exploration and production activities in Colorado and Louisiana along with other areas. The Company also has drilling rigs located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Arkansas and provides oilfield products and services.

The Company has approximately 10 re-entry rigs and two spudder rigs, which are located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Arkansas. The Company operates over two leased pressure-pumping spreads with a total capacity of approximately 72,000 horsepower to conduct a range of completion services designed to stimulate natural gas production. The Company owns and operates a sand mine to provide a supply of proppant primarily used for the completion of its wells that it operates in the Fayetteville Shale. The Company’s estimated proved natural gas and oil reserves are approximately 6,220 billions of cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe). The Company has approximately 440 Bcfe of proved undeveloped reserves. The Fayetteville Shale is a Mississippian-age unconventional gas reservoir located on the Arkansas side of the Arkoma Basin, ranging in thickness from 50 to 550 fee! t and ranging in depth from 1,500 to 6,500 feet. The Company holds leases for approximately 957,640 net acres in the play area. The Company’s projects also include Sand Wash Basin, Brown Dense and New Brunswick, Canada.

Midstream Services

Through its affiliated midstream subsidiaries, the Company is engaged in natural gas gathering activities in Arkansas and Louisiana. These activities primarily support its E&P operations. The Company’s marketing activities capture opportunities that arise through the marketing and transportation of the natural gas, oil and NGLs produced in its E&P operations. The Company’s gathering operations are concentrated in the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas. The Company gathers approximately 750 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas in the Fayetteville Shale area, including over 60 Bcf of natural gas from third-party operated wells.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) – Research analysts at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group lifted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for Southwestern Energy in a report released on Monday, March 4th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group analyst M. Mcallister now expects that the energy company will post earnings of $0.41 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.37. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has a “Neutral” rating and a $5.00 price target on the stock. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group also issued estimates for Southwestern Energy’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.16 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.22 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.15 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $0.94 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.19 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.18 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.99 EPS.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) produces natural gas all over North America. It has drilling rights for over 918,000 acres in West Virginia and Pennsylvania in the Appalachian Basin.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) – Equities researchers at Capital One Financial dropped their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Southwestern Energy in a note issued to investors on Friday, March 1st. Capital One Financial analyst B. Velie now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings of $0.19 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.26. Capital One Financial currently has a “Underweight” rating on the stock. Capital One Financial also issued estimates for Southwestern Energy’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.12 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.13 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $0.15 EPS.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Noble Energy Inc.(NBL)

Noble Energy, Inc., incorporated on December 29, 1969, is an independent energy company engaged in crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) exploration and production. The Company’s portfolio is diversified between short-term and long-term projects, domestic and international and a balanced production mix among crude oil, natural gas and NGLs. The Company operates in approximately seven core areas, including the DJ Basin (onshore United States), the Marcellus Shale (onshore United States), Eagle Ford Shale (onshore United States), Permian Basin (onshore United States), the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (offshore United States), offshore West Africa and offshore Eastern Mediterranean. The Company’s sanctioned projects include DJ Basin (onshore United States), Marcellus Shale (onshore United States), Eagle Ford Shale (onshore United States), Permian Basin (onshore United States), Gunflint (deepwater Gulf of Mexico) and Tamar Southwest (offshore Israel). Its operations are grouped into approximately four components that are all primarily in the business of crude oil, natural gas and NGL exploration, development, production and acquisition: the United States; West Africa (Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and Gabon); Eastern Mediterranean (Israel and Cyprus), and Other International and Corporate. Other International includes the Falkland Islands, Suriname, the North Sea and China, and new ventures. Its proved reserves are approximately 1,420 million barrels oil equivalent.

The Company searches for crude oil and natural gas properties onshore and offshore, and seeks to acquire exploration rights and conduct exploration activities in various areas of interest. The Company’s properties consist primarily of interests in developed and undeveloped crude oil and natural gas leases and concessions. The Company also owns natural gas processing plants and natural gas gathering systems and other crude oil and natural gas-related pipeline systems. These assets are primarily used in the processing and ! transportation of its crude oil, natural gas and NGL production. The Company conducts exploration activities in domestic and international locations, including the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, offshore West Africa and offshore the Falkland Islands.

United States

The Company’s assets in the United States include DJ Basin, Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico and Other Onshore US. DJ Basin is a United States crude oil resource play. DJ Basin covers an area of approximately 396,000 net acres. The Marcellus Shale contains natural gas resources. The Company has a 50-50 joint development agreement with CONSOL Energy Inc. (CONSOL) in approximately 700,000 gross acres in southwest Pennsylvania and northwest West Virginia. The Company operates the wet gas (natural gas containing more liquid hydrocarbons) development area in Majorsville, West Virginia and Southwest Pennsylvania, and Moundsville, Shirley and Oxford, West Virginia, while CONSOL primarily operates in the dry gas (natural gas containing less liquid hydrocarbons) development area. The Company and CONSOL also operate CONE Gathering LLC (CONE Gathering), which constructs, owns and operates midstream infrastructure servicing its joint production and is the general partner controlling interest in CONE Midstream Partners. It also operates Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin. The Company operates in various onshore United States areas, including Rocky Mountains and Bowdoin (north central Montana). The Company holds leases on approximately 100 deepwater Gulf of Mexico blocks, representing approximately 39,000 net developed acres and approximately 329,000 net undeveloped acres.

West Africa (Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and Gabon)

The Company’s onshore West Africa is one of the core operating areas and includes the Alba field, Block O and Block I offshore Equatorial Guinea, the YoYo mining concession and Tilapia PSC, offshore Cameroon and one block offshore Gabon. The Company holds approxima! tely 118,! 000 net developed acres and over 30,000 net undeveloped acres in Equatorial Guinea, over 511,000 net undeveloped acres in Cameroon and approximately 403,000 net undeveloped acres in Gabon. Aseng is a crude oil field on Block I, offshore Equatorial Guinea and includes over five horizontal wells. Alen is a natural gas and condensate field primarily on Block O, offshore Equatorial Guinea, which includes approximately three horizontal wells and over three natural gas injection wells connected to a production platform that utilizes the Aseng FPSO for storage and offloading. The Company has over 34% non-operated working interest in the Alba field, offshore Equatorial Guinea. Its operations include the Alba field and related production and condensate storage facilities, a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) processing plant where additional condensate is extracted along with LPGs, and a methanol plant capable of producing approximately 3,100 gross metric tons per day. The Company has an interest in over one million gross undeveloped acres offshore Cameroon, which include the YoYo mining concession and Tilapia PSC. The West Africa natural gas project includes the 2007 Yolanda discovery (Block I) and 2008 Felicita discovery (Block O), offshore Equatorial Guinea, and the YoYo discovery, offshore Cameroon, and associated natural gas from Aseng and Alen, offshore Equatorial Guinea. The Company operates Block F15, an undeveloped, ultra-deep water area, covering approximately 671,000 gross acres.

Eastern Mediterranean (Israel and Cyprus)

The Company’s leasehold position in the Eastern Mediterranean includes approximately eight leases and three licenses operated offshore Israel and over one license operated offshore Cyprus. It holds approximately 80,000 net developed acres and over 261,000 net undeveloped acres located between 10 and 90 miles offshore Israel in water depths ranging from 700 feet to 6,500 feet. The license offshore Cyprus covers approximately 464,000 net undeveloped acres adjacent t! o its Isr! ael acreage.

Other International

Other International includes the Falkland Islands, Suriname and new ventures. It has no proved reserves.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Noble Energy Inc (NYSE:NBL)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The shares of China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP), also known as Sinopec, rose 18% in January, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Not far behind were Canadian oil companies Vermilion Energy(NYSE:VET), with a global asset portfolio, and Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), a Canadian oil sands specialist, with gains of 16% and 15%, respectively. U.S. based Noble Energy(NYSE:NBL), however, led this international quartet with a 19% leap. Noble’s portfolio is global, but it has a material position in the U.S. onshore drilling space.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Noble Midstream (NYSE:NBLX) has a bold plan to grow its already impressive 7.4%-yielding distribution to investors by 20% per year all the way through 2022, which is one of the fastest rates in the midstream sector. Driving that growth would be the expansion of the company’s oil and gas gathering system to support the anticipated increase in production from customers like its parent, Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL).

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Euro FX(P)

Ecopetrol S.A. operates as an integrated oil company in Colombia, Peru, Brazil, and the U.S. Gulf Coast. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas. As of December 31, 2010, its proved reserves of crude oil and natural gas consisted of 1,714.0 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company also transports crude oil, motor fuels, fuel oil, and other refined products, as well as mixture of diesel and palm oil. It owns transportation network consisting of 3,003 kilometers of crude oil pipeline directly, as well as an additional 2,178 kilometers of crude oil pipeline with its business partners; and 3,017 kilometers of multi-purpose pipelines for transportation of refined products from refinery to wholesale distribution points. As of the above date, Ecopetrol S.A. owned 58 stations with a nominal storage capacity of 19 million barrels of crude oil and 6 million barrels of refined products. In addition, the company owns and o perates refineries that produce a range of refined products, including gasoline, diesel, kerosene, jet fuel, aviation fuel, liquefied petroleum gas, sulfur, heavy fuel oils, motor fuels, and petrochemicals, including paraffin waxes, lube base oils, low-density polyethylene, aromatics, asphalts, alkylates, cyclohexane and aliphatic solvents, and refinery grade propylene, as well as provides industrial services to third parties. Further, it markets various refined and feed stock products, including regular and high octane gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, natural gas, and petrochemical products. The company was formerly known as Empresa Colombiana de Petroleos and changed its name to Ecopetrol S.A. in June 2003. Ecopetrol S.A. was founded in 1948 and is based in Bogota, Colombia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    The closing of Sirius XM’s deal for Pandora Media (NYSE:P) — sending arbs off to close out their positions — is probably the biggest reason for the reversal. However, short interest is now even lower than where it was before Sirius XM announced its plan to buy the streaming radio pioneer. Having Pandora now under Sirius XM’s wing is a reason — but not the reason — for more than 100 million net shares covered through the first two weeks of February.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    A possible explanation for the uptick in shorts could be its recently concluded purchase ofPandora (NYSE:P)in an all-stock deal. Arbitragers could’ve bought Pandora and shorted the deal-equivalent number of Sirius XM stocks to lock in the modest discount available to Pandora investors. We’ll find out soon if that was the case. The Pandora dealclosed the day afterSirius XM hit its year-high short position. We’ll get a clearer snapshot of the situation when the exchanges report their mid-month tallies later this month.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Transglobe Energy Corp(TGA)

TransGlobe Energy Corporation explores for and produces oil and gas properties in the Arab Republic of Egypt. It holds working interests in eight production sharing concessions, including West Gharib, South East Gharib, West Bakr, North West Gharib, South West Gharib, South Alamein, South Ghazalat, and North West Sitra. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total proved reserves of 17.5 million barrels of oil (MMBbl); and total proved plus probable reserves of 28.7 MMBbl. TransGlobe Energy Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TransGlobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) (TSE:TGL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “TransGlobe Energy Corporation (TGA) is an oil exploration and production company. It is a Calgary-based, growth-oriented oil and gas exploration and development company. TransGlobe is dedicated on improving productivity through promoting good oilfield development and exploitation practices including the implementation of industry leading secondary and tertiary recovery methods as well as improvements to production and transportation infrastructure. The Company conducts its operations through the Arab Republic of Egypt segment. It is primarily engaged in oil exploration, development, production and the acquisition of properties. TransGlobe Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas liquids in Egypt and Canada. It holds working interests in West Gharib, West Bakr, North West Gharib, South West Gharib, South East Gharib, South Ghazalat, South Alamein, and North West Sitra production sharing contracts. “

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of TransGlobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) (TSE:TGL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Tuesday.

Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Own Right Now

Partner Fund Management L.P. trimmed its holdings in Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) by 3.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 309,101 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 11,349 shares during the quarter. Humana comprises 1.4% of Partner Fund Management L.P.’s portfolio, making the stock its 18th biggest holding. Partner Fund Management L.P.’s holdings in Humana were worth $91,998,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in HUM. Synovus Financial Corp bought a new position in shares of Humana in the first quarter valued at about $100,000. Sun Life Financial INC raised its holdings in shares of Humana by 120.7% in the second quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 373 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $111,000 after buying an additional 204 shares during the last quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. raised its holdings in shares of Humana by 448.7% in the first quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 417 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 341 shares during the last quarter. Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. bought a new position in shares of Humana in the first quarter valued at about $113,000. Finally, Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. raised its holdings in shares of Humana by 2,984.6% in the second quarter. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. now owns 401 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $119,000 after buying an additional 388 shares during the last quarter. 93.00% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Own Right Now: 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.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday was another down day for the stock market, with new pressure coming from international moves on the macroeconomic front. The European Central Bank signaled that it was ready to provide more accommodative monetary policy, reversing a previous tightening stance and showing its concerns about the prospects for economic growth in the region. Yet favorable earnings reports continued lifting shares of certain individual companies. Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST), ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL), and Fly Leasing (NYSE:FLY) were among the top performers. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL) rose over 70% today after the company reported full-year 2018 operating results and provided full-year 2019 guidance. That said, investors are probably used to wild swings in the stock price by now. The development-stage pharma didn’t turn in a particularly impressive performance last year. Management expects revenue to drop significantly in the year ahead as collaboration revenue dries up, which will also widen operating losses.

Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Own Right Now: 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 ofMotley 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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    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is a Massachusetts-based company that focuses on discovering, developing, manufacturing, and delivering therapies for neurodegenerative and neurological diseases worldwide.

Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Own Right Now: 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.

  • [By ]

    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) andBiogen(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.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    A government proposal in the works could lead to important changes that benefit patients and drugmakers, but the industry isn’t going to wait that long.Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) recently fired a big arrow at the bulging rebate bubble following signs of success fromAmgen(NASDAQ:AMGN) and Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD). Here’s what you need to know about their effort to change the drug pricing landscape.

Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Own Right Now: 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.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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)andPfizer (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.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2021

Equities analysts predict that Re/Max Holdings Inc (NYSE:RMAX) will post earnings per share of $0.42 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Zero analysts have issued estimates for Re/Max’s earnings. Re/Max reported earnings of $0.49 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 14.3%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd.

On average, analysts expect that Re/Max will report full year earnings of $2.07 per share for the current financial year. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the company will post earnings of $2.27 per share. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Re/Max.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2021: Summit Materials, Inc.(SUM)

Summit Materials, Inc., incorporated on September 23, 2014, is a construction materials company. The Company operates through three segments: West, Central and East. The Company has operations in approximately 20 states in the United States and in British Columbia, Canada. The Company’s materials include aggregates, which it supplies across the country, with a focus on Texas, Kansas, Utah, Missouri and Kentucky, and cement, which it supplies primarily in Missouri, Iowa and along the Mississippi River. Within the Company’s markets, it offers construction materials and related downstream products. In addition to the supply of aggregates to its customers, the Company also uses its materials internally to produce ready-mixed concrete and asphalt paving mix. Its construction materials operations consist of aggregates production, including crushed stone and construction sand and gravel, cement and ready-mixed concrete production and asphalt paving mix production.

The Company serves markets, including residential construction, nonresidential construction and public infrastructure construction. Its residential construction includes single family houses and multi-family units, such as apartments and condominiums. Its nonresidential construction encompasses various privately financed construction other than residential structures. Its public infrastructure construction includes spending by federal, state and local governments for highways, bridges, airports, schools, public buildings and other public infrastructure projects. As of January 2, 2016, the Company operated approximately 140 quarries and sand deposits, over 50 asphalt paving mix plants, and over 70 fixed and portable ready-mixed concrete plants, over two cement plants and over eight cement distribution terminals.

West Segment

The Company’s West segment includes operations in Texas, the Mountain states of Utah, Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming, and in British Columbia, Canada. The Company supplies aggregates, ready-mi! xed concrete, asphalt paving mix and paving and related services in the West segment. During the year ended January 2, 2016, approximately 60% of the Company’s revenue had been generated from the west segment.

East Segment

The Company’s East segment serves markets extending across the Midwestern and Eastern United States, in Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, South Carolina, Nebraska and Iowa, where the Company supplies aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt paving mix and paving and related services. During the year ended January 2, 2016, approximately 30% of the Company’s revenue had been generated from the east segment.

Cement Segment

The Company’s Cement segment consists of its Hannibal, Missouri and Davenport, Iowa cement plants and approximately eight distribution terminals along the Mississippi River from Minnesota to Louisiana. The Davenport cement plant primarily serves markets in Missouri, Iowa and along the Mississippi River. During the year ended January 2, 2016, approximately 10% of the Company’s revenue had been generated from the cement segment.

The Company competes with Vulcan Materials Company, Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., CRH plc, Heidelberg Cement plc, LafargeHolcim, CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. and Buzzi Unicem USA.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers raised its position in Summit Materials Inc (NYSE:SUM) by 46.1% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 150,864 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 47,582 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned approximately 0.14% of Summit Materials worth $1,871,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Summit Materials Inc (NYSE:SUM)’s share price shot up 7.4% on Wednesday following insider buying activity. The stock traded as high as $17.78 and last traded at $17.71. 2,267,248 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 25% from the average session volume of 1,815,984 shares. The stock had previously closed at $16.49.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2021: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (“Piedmont”) (NYSE: PDM) is a Maryland corporation that operates in a manner so as to qualify as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) for federal income tax purposes and engages in the acquisition, development, management, and ownership of commercial real estate properties throughout the United States, including properties that are under construction, are newly constructed, or have operating histories. Piedmont was incorporated in 1997 and commenced operations in 1998. Piedmont conducts business primarily through Piedmont Operating Partnership, L.P. (“Piedmont OP”), a Delaware limited partnership, as well as performing the management of its buildings through two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Piedmont Government Services, LLC and Piedmont Office Management, LLC. Piedmont owns 99.9% of, and is the sole general partner of, Piedmont OP and as such, possesses full legal control and authority over the operations of Piedmont OP.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Swiss National Bank lowered its position in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) by 7.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 235,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 17,900 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.18% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $4,688,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PDM) is an owner, manager, developer, and operator of high-quality, Class A office properties in select sub-markets located primarily within eight major U.S. office markets. Its geographically-diversified, almost $5 billion portfolio is currently comprised of approximately 17 million square feet. The Company is a fully-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) with local management offices in each of its major markets and is investment-grade rated by Standard & Poor's (BBB) and Moody's (Baa2). For more information, see www.piedmontreit.com.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2021: Scorpio Tankers Inc.(STNG)

Scorpio Tankers Inc. provides marine transportation of crude oil and refined petroleum products worldwide. As of April 26, 2011, it owned one LR2 tanker, four LR1 tankers, four Handymax tankers, and one post-Panamax tanker, as well as chartered one LR1 and four Handymax product tankers. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Monaco, Monaco.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Scorpio Tankers Inc (NYSE:STNG)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $1.78 and last traded at $1.78, with a volume of 151745 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $1.80.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) gapped down before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $1.75, but opened at $1.82. Scorpio Tankers shares last traded at $1.81, with a volume of 169888 shares traded.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2021: Flushing Financial Corporation(FFIC)

Flushing Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Flushing Bank that provides banking products and services primarily to consumers, businesses, and governmental units. The company offers various deposit products, including checking and savings accounts, money market accounts, demand accounts, NOW accounts, and certificates of deposit. Its loan portfolio comprises mortgage loans secured by multi-family residential, commercial real estate, one-to-four family mixed-use property, one-to-four family residential property, and commercial business loans; construction loans; small business administration loans and other small business loans; mortgage loan surrogates, such as mortgage-backed securities; the United States government securities, corporate fixed-income securities, and other marketable securities; and consumer loans, including overdraft lines of credit. The company also offers cash management products; and operates iGObanking.com, an Internet branch that offers checking, savings, money market, and certificates of deposit accounts. In addition, it offers banking services to public entities comprising counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts, libraries, fire districts, and various courts. As of February 23, 2016, the company operated 19 banking offices located in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Nassau counties. Flushing Financial Corporation was founded in 1995 and is based in Uniondale, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Monday morning.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Flushing Financial Corp (NASDAQ:FFIC)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 9:30 a.m. ET

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Top Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2021: AMTEK, Inc.(AME)

AMETEK, Inc. (“AMETEK” or the “Company”) is incorporated in Delaware. Its predecessor was originally incorporated in Delaware in 1930 under the name American Machine and Metals, Inc. AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. AMETEK maintains its principal executive offices in suburban Philadelphia at 1100 Cassatt Road, Berwyn, Pennsylvania, 19312. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: AME), the common stock of AMETEK is a component of the Standard and Poor’s 500 and the Russell 1000 Indices.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Ametek (NYSE:AME) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 5, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2021: Almost Family Inc(AFAM)

Almost Family, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides home health services. The company operates in two segments, Visiting Nurse Services and Personal Care Services. The Visiting Nurse Services segment provides a range of Medicare-certified home health nursing services to patients in need of recuperative care, following a period of hospitalization or care in another type of inpatient facility. It also offers special clinically-based protocols, including frail elderly care management, optimum balance, cardiocare, orthopedic, and urology programs. This segment provides its services to patients in lieu of additional care in other settings, such as long term acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, or skilled nursing facilities. The Personal Care Services segment provides services, such as personal care, medication management, meal preparation, caregiver respite, and homemaking services in patients? homes primarily on an as-needed and hourly basis. Th e company offers its services through its service locations in Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Missouri, Alabama, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. It operates approximately 47 Medicare-certified home health agencies with a total of 106 locations, as well as operates 60 personal care locations. Almost Family, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) by 12.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 62,175 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 6,953 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Almost Family were worth $3,482,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Hot Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Anixter International Inc.(AXE)

Anixter International Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “Anixter” or the “Company”) and sometimes referred to in this Annual Report on Form 10-K as “we”, “our”, “us”, or “ourselves”, founded in 1957, is headquartered near Chicago, Illinois and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AXE. The Company was formerly known as Itel Corporation which was incorporated under Delaware law in 1967. Through Anixter Inc. and its subsidiaries, we are a leading distributor of network and security solutions, electrical and electronic solutions, and utility power solutions. Through our global presence, technical expertise and supply chain solutions, we help our customers reduce the risk, cost and complexity of their supply chains.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Anixter International (NYSE:AXE) from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on AXE. Zacks Investment Research raised Anixter International from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Monday, December 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded Anixter International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 30th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co cut their target price on Anixter International from $70.00 to $60.00 and set a market perform rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, December 21st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $70.50.

Hot Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: MercadoLibre Inc.(MELI)

MercadoLibre, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, hosts online commerce and payments platforms in Latin America. Its services are designed to provide its users with mechanisms to buy, sell, pay for, and collect on e-commerce transactions. The company principally offers MercadoLibre marketplace, an automated online commerce service, which permits businesses and individuals to list items and conduct their sales and purchases online in a fixed-price or auction-based format. Its MercadoLibre marketplace enables registered users to list and purchase motor vehicles, vessels, aircraft, real estate, and other services through online classified listings; and Internet users to browse through various products and services that are listed on its Website and to register with MercadoLibre to list, bid for, and purchase items and services. The company also provides MercadoPago, an integrated online payments solution to facilitate transactions on and off the MercadoLibre marketplace by providing a mechanism that allows its users to send and receive payments online. In addition, it offers MercadoClics advertising program that allows businesses to promote their products and services on the Internet. This program enables users and advertisers to place, display, and/or text advertisements on its Web pages to promote their brands and offerings. Further, the company provides MercadoShops on-line stores solution, a software-as-a-service, which allows users to set-up, manage, and promote their own on-line Webstores. As of December 31, 2010, the company operated online commerce platforms directed towards Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela; online payments solutions directed towards Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, and Colombia; and a real estate classified platform that covers various areas in Florida. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Danny Vena]

    MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI), the Latin American e-commerce and payments powerhouse, announced that it will raise as much as $1.85 billion in a secondary stock offering. This will include equity investments from payments giant PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) and venture capital company Dragoneer Investment Group.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The crash of a Boeing(NYSE:BA) 737 MAX 8 aircraft in Ethiopia continues to have a downward influence on the market, and the shockwaves are spilling into related areas as well, as Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) experienced some fallout from the incident. On a more positive note, MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) found itself the object of interest from payment specialist PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), with an investment that could pave the way toward a deeper collaboration across the Western Hemisphere.

  • [By Chris Neiger, Anders Bylund, and Steve Symington]

    To help investors track down some top e-commerce stocks to buy right now, we asked three Motley Fool contributors for their recommendations. They came back with MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI), Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY), and Shopify (NYSE:SHOP). Here’s why.

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Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. It primarily engages in ownership, acquisition, management, leasing, and development of properties associated with delivery of healthcare services such as medical office and outpatient facilities. The firm also provides mortgage financing on healthcare facilities. Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated was formed in 1992 and is based Nashville, Tennessee.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fiduciary Financial Services of The Southwest Inc. TX reduced its holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) by 6.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 27,551 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,045 shares during the period. Fiduciary Financial Services of The Southwest Inc. TX’s holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust were worth $806,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    New Mexico Educational Retirement Board lessened its holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) by 14.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 29,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 5,100 shares during the period. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board’s holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust were worth $852,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Facebook (FB ) saw its stock price fall over 2.4% again on Wednesday as the social media company continues to suffer amid user growth worries and growing concerns about government intervention. So what should investors do with Facebook stock as it sinks toward its late-March and early-April lows?

What’s Going On?

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter (TWTR )  CEO Jack Dorsey last week testified in front of members of Congress. The two social media giants were questioned about their roles in the proliferation of “fake news” and what they plan to do to stop the spread of misinformation on their platforms. This problem is unlikely to go away for Facebook with the 2018 midterm elections on the horizon. 

Then, on Wednesday, the European Union proposed implementing huge fines for internet firms that do not take terrorist content down quickly enough. The move ups the pressure on Facebook and Alphabet’s (GOOGL ) Google in the EU.

Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)

Compass Minerals International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and markets inorganic mineral products primarily in North America and the United Kingdom. The company operates in two segments, Salt and Specialty Fertilizer. The Salt segment produces salt and magnesium chloride for use in road deicing and dust control, food processing, water softeners, pool salt, and agricultural and industrial applications. This segment also purchases potassium chloride and sells as a finished product. The Specialty Fertilizer segment produces and markets sulphate of potash crop nutrients and industrial grade sulfate of potash for use in the production of specialty fertilizers for vegetables, fruits, potatoes, nuts, tobacco, and turf grass. The company also produces and markets consumer deicing and water conditioning products, ingredients used in consumer and commercial food preparation, and other mineral-based products for consumer, agricultural, and industrial applications. In ad dition, Compass Minerals provides records management services to businesses located in the U.K. The company operates rock salt mines in Goderich, Ontario, Canada; and Winsford, Chesire, the United Kingdom. It primarily serves producers of intermediate chemical products used in the production of vinyls and other chemicals, and pulp and paper, as well as water treatment and other industrial uses. The company markets its products through direct sales personnel, contract personnel, and a network of brokers or manufacturers? representatives. Compass Minerals International, Inc., formerly known as Salt Holdings Corporation, was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Several brokerages have weighed in on CMP. Zacks Investment Research raised Compass Minerals International from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. ValuEngine cut Compass Minerals International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Monness Crespi & Hardt dropped their price objective on Compass Minerals International from $76.00 to $63.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 2nd. BMO Capital Markets dropped their price objective on Compass Minerals International from $65.00 to $60.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised Compass Minerals International from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $49.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, November 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $62.34.

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    Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Feb. 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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The Wendy’s Company operates as a quick-service hamburger company in the United States. The company, through its subsidiary, Wendy’s International, Inc., operates as a franchisor of the Wendy’s restaurant system. As of December 26, 2011, the Wendy’s system comprised approximately 6,500 franchise and company restaurants in the United States and the United States territories, as well as in 26 other countries worldwide. The company was formerly known as Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. and changed its name to The Wendy’s Company in July 2011. The Wendy’s Company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

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  • [By ]

    There is certainly a growing market for vegan products. But Beyond Meat has only taken in a scant $56 million in revenues over the past nine months and is nowhere near profitability. By contrast, Wendy’s (NYSE: WEN) has 6,700 global locations that generate $1.6 billion in annual sales and $230 million in free cash flow — not to mention a dividend that was just raised by 18%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wentworth Resources (LON:WEN) had its price target cut by Peel Hunt from GBX 44 ($0.57) to GBX 42 ($0.55) in a report released on Monday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Peel Hunt’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 82.61% from the company’s current price.

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USG Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and distribution of building materials worldwide. The company offers gypsum and related products, including gypsum wallboard, joint compounds used for finishing wallboard joints, cement boards, glass mat sheathing, gypsum fiber panels, poured gypsum underlayments, ultra light panels, and various construction plaster products. Its gypsum products are used in various building applications to finish the interior walls, ceilings, and floors in residential, commercial, and institutional constructions, and repair and remodel constructions. The company also produces gypsum-based products for agricultural and industrial customers to use in various applications, including soil conditioning, road repair, fireproofing, and ceramics. In addition, it manufactures ceiling grid and acoustical ceiling tile for electrical and mechanical systems, and air distribution and maintenance applications. USG Corporation distribut es its gypsum products through specialty wallboard distributors, building materials dealers, home improvement centers and other retailers, contractors, and a network of distributors. Further, it distributes other manufacturers? gypsum wallboard, joint compound and other gypsum products, as well as drywall metal, insulation, and roofing products and accessories. The company sells its products under SHEETROCK, DUROCK, FIBEROCK, SECUROCK, LEVELROCK, RED TOP, IMPERIAL, DIAMOND, SUPREMO, AURATONE, ACOUSTONE, DONN, DX, FINELINE, CENTRICITEE, CURVATURA, and COMPASSO brands. The company was founded in 1901 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Kohl?s Corporation operates department stores in the United States. The company?s stores offer private and exclusive, as well as national branded apparel, footwear, and accessories for women, men, and children; soft home products, such as sheets and pillows; and housewares primarily to middle-income customers. As of January 29, 2011, it operated 1,089 stores in 49 states. The company also offers on-line shopping on its Web site at Kohls.com. Kohl?s Corporation was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Financial Group upped their Q2 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Kohl’s in a report issued on Tuesday, March 5th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst R. Konik now expects that the company will post earnings of $1.90 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $1.86. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Kohl’s’ Q3 2020 earnings at $1.04 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $2.48 EPS, FY2020 earnings at $6.10 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $6.45 EPS.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    A few years ago, Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) management determined that many of the department store chain’s stores were too big. In many cases, Kohl’s was filling these stores with more inventory than was necessary to meet demand, just so the stores wouldn’t look empty. That excess inventory led to margin-sapping clearance discounts at the end of each season.

  • [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 Thursday
    Investors are eyeing news that the U.S. deficit with China hit a 10-year high during December. This widening deficit occurred even in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump’s large tariffs on Chinese goods. Trump has been slapping tariffs on China to reduce this deficit. However, Americans continued to buy cheap manufactured goods while the Chinese government has scooped up cheap commodities and raw materials from other nations. Yesterday, shares of Brown-Forman Corp.(NYSE: BF.B), the manufacturer of Jack Daniel’s whiskey, fell 7% after announcing the tariffs were hurting sales. Now, new tensions in the trade deal are emerging as the Chinese tech firm Huawei has sued the U.S. government over a ban to sell its equipment to the United States.
    Before the bell, the European Central Bank planned to announce its latest decision on interest rates and other monetary policy matters. The ECB Bank Chief Mario Draghi hosted a press conference to discuss the bank’s forecast for the European economy. Many analysts project that several key markets – like Germany – have seen a cooldown in economic activity in recent months. The ECB has never raised interest rates during any part of Draghi’s eight-year term. The 2020 election is heating up around one issue – but it’s not the one that you think. In fact, Money Morning Special Situation Strategist Tim Melvin projects that President Trump will do something shocking before the election: legalize cannabis across the United States. Think that’s crazy? Well, you’d be amazed at how easy it would be. You’ll also be shocked by how much money you could make by getting out in front of this trend – check out Tim’s latest insight right here.
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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) was raised to Neutral from Underweight at Atlantic Equities. Kohl’s was up 7.3% at $71.33 a share on Tuesday, and the prior consensus target price was $75.31.

Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Parker Hannifin Corporation manufactures fluid power systems, electromechanical controls, and related components worldwide. Its Industrial segment offers pneumatic and electromechanical components, and systems; filters, systems, and instruments to monitor and remove contaminants from fuel, air, oil, water, and other liquids and gases; connectors that control, transmit, and contain fluid; hydraulic components and systems for builders and users of industrial and mobile machinery and equipment; critical flow components for process instrumentation, healthcare, and ultra-high-purity applications; and static and dynamic sealing devices. This segment sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their replacement markets in the manufacturing, transportation, and processing industries. The company?s Aerospace segment provides flight control systems and components, including hydraulic, electrohydraulic, electric backup hydraulic, electrohydrostatic, and electro -mechanical components for precise control of aircraft rudders, elevators, ailerons, and other aerodynamic control surfaces. It also provides electronics thermal management heat rejection systems, and single-phase and two-phase heat collection systems for radar, ISAR, and power electronics. This segment markets its products primarily to OEMs in the commercial, military, and general aviation markets, as well as to end users. Its Climate and Industrial Controls segment offers systems and components primarily for use in the mobile and stationary refrigeration, and air conditioning industry; and in fluid control applications in various industries, such as processing, fuel dispensing, beverage dispensing, and mobile emissions. This segment serves OEMs and their replacement markets. Parker-Hannifin Corporation markets its products through direct-sales employees, independent distributors, wholesalers, and sales representatives. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered i n Cleveland, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI increased its holdings in shares of Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) by 9.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,709 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,348 shares during the quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in Parker-Hannifin were worth $5,624,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH) had its price target boosted by Wells Fargo & Co from $185.00 to $193.00 in a research note released on Thursday, The Fly reports. Wells Fargo & Co currently has a market perform rating on the industrial products company’s stock.

Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. Its Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure and business process services, including strategic outsourcing, process, integrated technology, and maintenance services, as well as technology-based support services. The company?s Global Business Services segment offers consulting and systems integration, and application management services. Its Software segment offers middleware and operating systems software, such as WebSphere software to integrate and manage business processes; information management software for database and enterprise content management, information integration, data warehousing, business analytics and intelligence, performance management, and predictive analytics; Tivoli software for identity management, data security, storage management, and datacenter automation; Lotus software for collaboration, messaging, and so cial networking; rational software to support software development for IT and embedded systems; business intelligence software, which provides querying and forecasting tools; SPSS predictive analytics software to predict outcomes and act on that insight; and operating systems software. Its Systems and Technology segment provides computing and storage solutions, including servers, disk and tape storage systems and software, point-of-sale retail systems, and microelectronics. The company?s Global Financing segment provides lease and loan financing to end users and internal clients; commercial financing to dealers and remarketers of IT products; and remanufacturing and remarketing services. It serves financial services, public, industrial, distribution, communications, and general business sectors. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. IBM was founded in 1910 and is based in Armonk, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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    Numerous renters typically occupy a single building known as a colocation center (or “carrier hotel”). There are plenty of interested parties ranging from tiny website hosting companies and online retailers to colossal data storage providers and telecoms. Some of the biggest users include content distributors such as Disney (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), as well as cloud companies like Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), and IBM (NYSE: IBM).

  • [By Leo Sun]

    IBM’s (NYSE:IBM) stock rallied more than 20% this year, as a better-than-expected fourth-quarter report in January and optimism about its acquisition of Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) brought back value-seeking investors. IBM still looks cheap at 10 times forward earnings and it pays a high forward dividend yield of 4.6%.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    It might seem silly to compare IBM (NYSE:IBM)withCoca-Cola (NYSE:KO). One is an aging tech company and the other sells sodas and other beverages. However, the two companies have similarities: They own aging core businesses, they’re trying to boost their growth with acquisitions, and they’re both considered reliable income stocks.

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Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC lessened its position in KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR) by 82.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 8,204 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 38,635 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC’s holdings in KAR Auction Services were worth $450,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of KAR. Summit Trail Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of KAR Auction Services by 5,312.3% in the first quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC now owns 6,593,747 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $6,594,000 after buying an additional 6,471,918 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of KAR Auction Services by 19.5% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,506,952 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $411,380,000 after buying an additional 1,226,197 shares during the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of KAR Auction Services by 853.3% in the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 1,119,459 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $61,346,000 after buying an additional 1,002,023 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE raised its position in shares of KAR Auction Services by 97.8% in the second quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 1,477,098 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $80,944,000 after buying an additional 730,355 shares during the last quarter. Finally, South Texas Money Management Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of KAR Auction Services in the second quarter valued at approximately $32,997,000. 99.73% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Hot Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company(ADM)

Archer Daniels Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Oilseeds Processing, Corn Processing, and Agricultural Services. The Oilseeds Processing segment engages in originating, merchandising, crushing, and processing oilseeds, such as soybeans, cottonseed, sunflower seeds, canola, rapeseed, peanuts, flaxseed, and palm into vegetable oils and protein meals. This segment also produces edible soy protein products, including soy flour, soy grits, soy protein concentrates, soy isoflavones, and soy isolates that are used in processed meats, baked foods, nutritional products, snacks, and dairy and meat analogs. The Corn Processing segment involves in corn wet milling and dry milling activities; and produces alcohol, amino acids, and other specialty food and animal feed ingredients, as well as ethyl alcohol. This segment also produces citr ic and lactic acids, lactates, sorbitol, xanthan gum, and glycols that are used in various food and industrial products, as well as astaxanthin, a product used in aquaculture to enhance flesh coloration. The Agricultural Services segment buys, stores, cleans, and transports agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, rice, and barley, as well as resells these commodities as food and feed ingredients for the agricultural processing industry. This segment also processes and distributes edible beans, formula feeds, and animal health and nutrition products. In addition, the company engages in milling wheat, corn, and milo into flour, as well as produces bakery products and mixes, wheat starch, gluten, and cocoa products that are sold to the baking industry; and involves in financial activities related to private equity fund investments, and futures commission merchant activities. Archer Daniels Midland Company was founded in 1898 and is based in Decatur, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    If you know the agricultural sector, you likely know Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE: ADM), private firm Cargill, and Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE). They are all members of the “ABCDs” of agribusiness. The forgotten child is the “B” – or Bunge. This agricultural giant is engaged in global food processing, fertilizer production, and the soybean export game.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Hot Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: Summit State Bank(SSBI)

Summit State Bank operates as a community bank in Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, and Marin Counties in California. It offers deposit accounts, such as transaction accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, time deposit accounts, business checking accounts, time certificates of deposit, sweep accounts, and specialized deposit accounts, including professional, small business packaged, and tiered accounts for larger deposits, and Keogh and IRA accounts. The company also provides commercial and industrial lines of credit and term loans, credit lines to individuals, equipment loans, real estate and construction loans, small business loans, and business lines of credit; consumer loans, including auto loans, mortgage loans, home improvement loans, and home equity lines of credit; and loans for accounts receivable and inventory financing, loans to agriculture-related businesses, and equipment and expansion financing programs. In addition, it offers banking by appointment, on line and telephone banking services, direct payroll and social security deposits, letters of credit, access to national automated teller machine networks, courier services, safe deposit boxes, night depository facilities, notary services, travelers? checks, lockbox, and banking by mail. Further, the company, through its subsidiary, Alto Service Corporation, provides deed of trust services. It serves small-to medium-sized businesses, professionals and professional associations, entrepreneurs, high net worth families, foundations, estates, and individual consumers. The company operated five offices in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, and Healdsburg. Summit State Bank was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Summit State Bank (NASDAQ:SSBI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised Summit State Bank from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th.

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Rick?s Cabaret International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals in the United States. The company?s nightclubs offer live adult entertainment, restaurant, and bar operations. It owns and operates, or licenses adult nightclubs in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Fort Worth, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York, New York; Miami Gardens, Florida; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Las Vegas, Nevada. The company operates its adult nightclubs under the Rick’s Cabaret, Club Onyx, XTC Cabaret, Tootsie?s Cabaret, Cabaret North, Jaguars, and Cabaret East names. It also owns and operates various adult entertainment Internet Web sites, including CouplesTouch.com, a personals site for those in the swinging lifestyle; NaughtyBids.com, an online adult auction site that contains consumer-initiated auctions for items, such as adult videos, apparel, photo sets, a dult paraphernalia, and other erotica; and xxxPassword.com that features adult content. In addition, the company offers trade magazine serving the adult nightclubs industry, as well as owns 2 industry trade shows, 2 other industry trade publications, and approximately 25 industry Websites. As of January 4, 2011, it owned and operated 22 adult nightclubs. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Luby’s (NYSE:LUB) and RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

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    Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, NFLX, AAPL
    Democrats have been enraged by the sweetheart deal given to Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) in New York City. Now, independents like former mayor Michael Bloomberg have criticized the billions in subsidies given to the e-commerce giant. Well, Amazon has responded. The company’s executive team is now reevaluating its planned campus in Long Island City, and it could leave the region under pressure. Last week, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) released a report that recommended one of the deals of the decade. The bank has called for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to buy streaming giant Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX). This deal is a no-brainer in today’s market. We break down what a deal would look like, how it benefits both sides, and how it would be like rocket fuel for Apple stock. Here’s what you need to know. Look for earnings reports from Brighthouse Financial Inc. (NYSE: BHF), Everest Re Group Ltd. (NYSE: RE), Loews Corp.(NYSE: L), Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (NYSE: OHI), RCI Hospitality Holdings Inc.(NYSE: RICK), Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR), and Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO).

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    Papa Murphy’s (NASDAQ:FRSH) and RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Hot Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: Transocean Inc.(RIG)

Transocean Ltd. provides offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells worldwide. It offers deepwater and harsh environment drilling, oil and gas drilling management, and drilling engineering and drilling project management services. The company also offers well and logistics services. In addition, it engages in oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities primarily in the United States offshore Louisiana and Texas, and in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea. As of February 10, 2011, the company owned, had partial ownership interests in, and operated 138 mobile offshore drilling units, including 47 high-specification floaters, 25 midwater floaters, 9 high-specification jackups, 54 standard jackups, and 3 other rigs, as well as 1 ultra-deepwater floater and 3 high-specification jackups under construction. Transocean Ltd. was founded in 1953 and is based in Zug, Switzerland.

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  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    This was one of those quarters where Transocean’s (NYSE:RIG)results aren’t necessarily reflective of the company’s accomplishments. Even though Transocean posted yet another quarterly loss, the company completed a major acquisition and netted some notable contract wins. These won’t show up on the financial statements for a while, but they are indicative of a companypoised to do better in the future.

Hot 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.

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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.

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    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.