Best Bank Stocks For 2018

Money-market traders in the U.K. may have capitulated, but not the analysts.

While currency pundits were jolted by Governor Mark Carney’s surprise hint that an interest-rate increase by the Bank of England next month isn’t a foregone conclusion, they aren’t exactly doing an about-turn on their forecasts. ING Groep NV, Nomura International Plc, Credit Agricole SA, CBA Europe Ltd., MUFG and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce all say they are keeping their call for a hike in May intact.


Gilts slid on Monday after rallying Friday on the repricing as money-market investors pared expectations for a rate move to around 50 percent following Carney’s remarks, from more than 80 percent earlier. Sterling is still among the top performers in Group-of-10 currencies this year, largely led by conviction that the central bank will need to raise rates to quell inflation that breached 3 percent in November.

Best Bank Stocks For 2018: ENSERVCO Corporation(ENSV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Enservco (NYSEAMERICAN:ENSV) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, May 9th.

    Enservco (NYSEAMERICAN:ENSV) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 22nd. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by ($0.03). Enservco had a negative return on equity of 89.94% and a negative net margin of 43.71%. The business had revenue of $14.13 million during the quarter.

Best Bank Stocks For 2018: Atmos Energy Corporation(ATO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA grew its position in Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) by 11.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 276,864 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 27,763 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned approximately 0.25% of Atmos Energy worth $23,323,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Bank Stocks For 2018: Mosaic Company (MOS)

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    HSBC’s top stocks list is mostly dominated by large-cap plays that happen to pay attractive dividend yields. More importantly, the stocks already have a decent amount of momentum behind them: the average one-month performance is +5.5%. 

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    The Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The basic materials company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by ($0.08), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The Mosaic had a negative net margin of 1.45% and a positive return on equity of 3.90%. The firm had revenue of $1.93 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.85 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.04 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 22.5% compared to the same quarter last year. The Mosaic updated its FY18 guidance to $1.20-1.60 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the nineteen brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have given a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $25.23.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
    Shareholders of Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced

Best Bank Stocks For 2018: Advantage Lithium Corp. (AVLIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Advantage Lithium (OTCQX:AVLIF) is a strategic advanced junior lithium exploration company that operates between Lithium Americas and Orocobre in the Cauchari-Olaroz basin. Orocobre is the largest shareholder in the company with a 30% equity stake, coupled with a 25% interest in the project. Over the past few months, the company has been moving towards completing the second stage of its drilling campaign, which will be completed in May 2018 and will then be followed on with an updated Natural Resource Estimate Study. This will allow the company to move into phase three of its drilling efforts, which will utilize larger drills to further define the resource, with a Feasibility Study expected to be completed in the first part of 2019.

Best Bank Stocks For 2018: SunTrust Banks, Inc.(STI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) are in focus after the company reported earnings before the bell. GE stock popped 5.6% after the firm topped earnings per share (EPS) estimates by $0.05 and backed its 2018 outlook. The firm reported EPS of $0.16 on top of $28.66 billion in revenue. GE stock had been off nearly 18% from its last earnings report on January 24 due to ongoing financial and legal problems.
    Crude oil prices dipped Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at OPEC. Trump accused the cartel of keeping oil prices “artificially high” despite “record amounts of oil all over the place.” Brent crude and WTI crude oil both hit three-year highs this week after Saudi Arabia suggested that it was working to press oil prices back above $100 per barrel.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: PM, MO, WFC
    Shares of Philip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) fell this morning after the firm experienced its worst trading day since its spin-off from Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO). Shares of PM fell as much as 16% after the firm fell short of revenue expectations after the bell. MO stock fell roughly 6% on the day.
    Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) are under pressure after The New York Times reported that the firm may be facing a $1 billion fine. The fines would cover a variety of “alleged” misdeeds that include the firm’s push on customers to purchase auto insurance they didn’t need and charging mortgage customers fees for services that they were not using. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will most likely announce the fine today. Money MorningCapital Wave StrategistShah Gilani weighed in on the topic this week, and he offers a scorching indictment.
    Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) is on the move today after the semiconductor giant announced plans to lay off 1,500 employees. The cuts are expected to hit employees in California and cities around the globe. The cuts are part of the fi

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Michael Douglass:Welcome to Industry Focus, the podcast that dives into a different sector of the stock market every day.It’sMonday, April 23rd,and we have a round-up of financials news: yetanother Wells Fargofine, Morgan Stanley(NYSE:MS) and Goldman Sachs(NYSE:GS) earnings, and a data breach atSunTrust (NYSE:STI). I’m your host,Michael Douglass, and I’m joined by Matt Frankel. Matt,welcome back! Let’s hop right in,because really, quite a bit of interesting newsfor us to talk about today. First off,Wells Fargo was fined $1 billion from theConsumer Financial Protection Bureau.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    It seems like we’re hearing about new data breaches on a regular basis, and SunTrust’s (NYSE:STI) recent one affecting 1.5 million customers could seem alarming. Here’s what investors — and consumers — need to know about it and how this one is different from some of the other high-profile data breaches we’ve heard about.