Best Performing Stocks For 2018

On Friday we talked about the building momentum in commodities. I said, "with Amazon missing on earnings yesterday, and FAANG stocks running up around 40%, on average, for the year, I suspect Amazon’s earnings miss will be the cue for profit taking, and a rotation will take place from the high flying tech leaders, to the beaten down commodities stocks.

Indeed, today the FAANG stocks were down across the board, led by Amazon (down 2.9% and falling back below $1,000), Facebook (down 1.5%), Netflix (down 1.3%), Google (down 1.2%) and Apple (down 0.5%). So the FAANG stocks were down 1.5% on average for the day–dramatically underperforming broader stocks, which were mostly up on the day.

Meanwhile, commodities prices continued to run. Iron ore started the day up 8% in China. Copper ended up again, to another new two-year high. Oil continued the run following last week’s OPEC meeting, closing above $50 today. And the CRB index (broad commodities) finished with a fifth consecutive higher daily close and the highest close since May.

Best Performing Stocks For 2018: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Finally, General Dynamics Corp. (GD) , along with Lockheed and BAE Systems, could possibly profit from heightened demand ships and other vehicles. 

  • [By Chris Dier-Scalise]

    What gives? Well, all of the top six holdings in the fund—Boeing Co (NYSE: BA), United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD), Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), and Northrup Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC)—all either met or exceeded Q4 earnings estimates. Together, those six companies make up about 45 percent of the fund.

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    Moreno was also upbeat on General Dynamics (GD) , which just made a bullish crossover, but felt that Raytheon had the best chart of them all.

    Cramer agreed, saying he’s bullish on all of these names.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company, like other major defense prime contractors, had a very solid year and is also on the Merrill Lynch US 1 list.General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) is engaged in business aviation, land and expeditionary combat vehicles and systems, armaments, munitions, shipbuilding and marine systems, and information systems and technologies.

Best Performing Stocks For 2018: NewMarket Corporation(NEU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Performing Stocks For 2018: Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP(TEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cramer was bearish on Melco Resorts (MLCO) , Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP) , Mallinckrodt (MNK) , Roku (ROKU) and Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) .

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP) : “That dividend is a red flag. That group has become a house of pain and I’m not going there.”

    Mallinckrodt (MNK) : “They had a better-than-expected quarter, but I am worried and I’m staying away.”

Best Performing Stocks For 2018: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) shares fell 3.1% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $49.01 and last traded at $51.21. 973,626 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 8% from the average session volume of 1,053,381 shares. The stock had previously closed at $49.68.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Intel’s acquisition of Movidius caused serious headachesfor Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA), which sells image processing SoCs for action cameras, dash cams, security cameras, and drones. Movidius’ Myriad 2 VPUs bundled together image processing, computer vision, and machine learning capabilities, which left Ambarella’s SoCs behind a crucical tech curve.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) also is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.37 in EPS and $70.3 million in revenue. Shares closed at $48.89. The consensus price target is $57.50, and the 52-week range is $40.06 to $66.23.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Video chip maker Ambarella’s (NASDAQ:AMBA) claim to fame was making crucial hardware for action camera company GoPro. That main business has been in decline, though, leaving Ambarella shareholders with a stock that has been stuck in a rut the last few years. However, a new technology — computer vision — has management optimistic that a new revenue source is in the works.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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