It was nearly two years ago… September 2015. Stocks had just finished their first 10%-plus correction in years. But I was bullish. I was preparing to give a speech at the Stansberry Alliance conference. It was titled "Welcome to the Melt Up." I was worried as I got up on stage. I didn't know how the crowd would react. I was about to give a speech that was against what everyone in the room believed. They were all bearish – the speakers, the attendees, you name it. The stock market had fallen in August, and then again in September. These stock market declines had driven investors to an extreme in fear. "Welcome to the Melt Up" was the opposite of what they wanted to hear. But it turned out to be exactly right… Stocks have soared over the last two years… They've hit new high after new high.
best stock investments today: Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(MACK)
- [By Peter Graham]
The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap cancer stock Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: MACK) is scheduled for before the market opens on Wednesday (March 1st). In early January, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals reportedadefinitive asset purchase and sale agreement with Ipsen SA (EPA: IPN; IPSEY) for a transaction valued at up to $1.025 billion (plus up to $33 million in net milestone payments retained by Merrimack pursuant to Merrimack’s exclusive licensing agreement with Shire) under which Merrimack will:
- [By Paul Ausick]
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) dropped nearly 11% on Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $3.30 after closing at $3.67 on Monday. Volume was more than 3 times the daily average of about 3.7 million shares. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.02 The company said Tuesday that it has sold some of its cancer drugs to Ipsen for $1 billion.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Trevena Inc (NASDAQ: TRVN) rose 10.8 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.97 percent on Wednesday.
Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE: YUMC) rose 10.2 percent to $31.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB) rose 9.1 percent to $11.39 in pre-market trading after dropping 5.26 percent on Wednesday.
Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) rose 8.9 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after surging 73.08 percent on Wednesday.
Coach Inc (NYSE: COH) rose 6.7 percent to $41.98 in pre-market trading. Coach named Ian Bickley as President, Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances.
Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ: SPNS) shares rose 6.1 percent to $13.91 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.54 percent on Wednesday.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) rose 6.1 percent to $149.15 in pre-market trading. Jazz Pharma reached a settlement with Hikma Pharma related to Xyrem patent case. Mizuho downgraded Jazz from Buy to Neutral.
Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBKR) shares rose 6 percent to $36.72 in pre-market trading after declining 0.03 percent on Wednesday.
Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ: RWLK) rose 5.3 percent to $2.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs purchased 28 added Exoskeleton Systems.
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: MACK) rose 5.1 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading. Merrimack declared a $1.06 special dividend.
BioTime, Inc. (NYSE: BTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading. BioTime, reported the formation of new subsidiary AgeX Therapeutics, Inc.
Akari Therapeutics PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ: AKTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $12.26 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Wednesday.
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) rose 3.6 percent to $39.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than
- [By Peter Graham]
Small cap cancer stock Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: MACK) reported Q1 2017 earnings before the market opened this morning. In early January, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals had announced a definitive asset purchase and sale agreement with Ipsen SA (EPA: IPN; IPSEY) for a transaction valued at up to $1.025 billion (plus up to $33 million in net milestone payments retained by Merrimack pursuant to Merrimack’s exclusive licensing agreement with Shire) under which Merrimack would:
- [By Paul Ausick]
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) dropped 9% on Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $3.72 after closing at $4.09 on Wednesday. Volume was more than double the daily average of about 3 million shares. The company had no specific news Thursday.
best stock investments today: Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (COTV)
- [By Scott Rubin]
Big gainers on the day included Intersil Corp (NASDAQ: ISIL), which jumped 20 percent on news of a buyout, and Medivation (NASDAQ: MDVN), which added 20 percent on a deal with Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) related to its cancer drug. Cotiviti Holdings Inc (NYSE: COTV) lost around 9 percent in the wake of a mid-day sell-off and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) fell 7 percent in the wake of a management shakeup.
best stock investments today: Rackspace Hosting Inc(RAX)
- [By Monica Gerson]
Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX) reported better-than-expected earnings for the first quarter, but the company missed analysts’ sales estimates. Rackspace shares dropped 7.72 percent to $20.80 in the after-hours trading session.
best stock investments today: Hercules Offshore Inc.(HERO)
- [By Monica Gerson]
Hercules Offshore, Inc. (NASDAQ: HERO) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $1.79 per share on revenue of $68.65 million.
You On Demand Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOD) is expected to report its quarterly earnings.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Hercules Offshore, Inc. (NASDAQ: HERO) shares dropped 46 percent to $1.05 as the company reported that it has entered into a restructuring support agreement with lenders.
best stock investments today: BAE Systems PLC (BAESY)
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
BAE Systems (BAESY) and other defense stocks gained on Friday morning after President Donald Trump’s strike on Syria prompted investors to consider the possibility of greater Western involvement in the Syrian conflict.
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
Rheinmetall is currently trading at 15.7x forward earnings and 2.5x book value, a valuation that is closer to its automotive suppliers peers. Compared to its defense peers, its valuation is clearly cheap, as shown in the next table. This shows that Rheinmetall is usually benchmarked against its auto peers, even though 53% of its sales and 41% of operating income have come from its defense unit in the past year.
P/E P/BV Rheinmetall 15.7 2.5 Continental AG 12.4 2.9 Valeo 13.1 3.6 Brembo (OTC:BRBOF) 17.0 5.2 Leoni (OTC:LNNNY) 13.2 1.9 Auto Peers Average 14.3 3.2 Airbus 24.0 6.8 Leonardo 16.8 2.0 BAE Systems (OTCPK:BAESY) 18.5 5.7 Thales (OTCPK:THLEY) 22.4 4.3 Defense Sector Average 19.2 4.4