When the S&P 500 hit a new all-time high on Monday, investors on the sideline were left with a choice worthy of Hamlet: To buy or not to buy? FBN’s JC OHara urges patience:
With the uptick in new bottom up highs as well as a new overall high for the S&P 500, can we be safe to assume the Bulls are back in charge? Well, we remain comfortable neutral for the time being and we do so for several reasons. Since 1990, buying a new 250day high in the S&P 500, on average, would have returned 0% over the following week with a negative z-score and negative alpha over the next month. This one statistical study affords us the patience to observer how the market reacts in this new altitude. Since 1950, there have been 27 years where a new 52 Week High was achieved in July. The average pattern over the next three months showed that the new high momentum fizzled into a sideways trading. There was an evident October low before year-end rally. The median pullback from a July 52 Week High is -7.5% with the average closer to -12.5%. This is another study that suggests chasing the market is not the best option, or at least, it should not hurt to be patien t. From a shorter term perspective our indicator bank has a plethora of severely overbought breadth indicators. We have seen a surge in Gross and Net Advancers as well as Positive Volume Ratios over the last two weeks. Many of our short term indicators are in record overbought areas. Surges in breadth are typically the start of a material move, but over the short term from these levels, stocks have historically pulled back or at least paused…If the world has really shifted to a bullish tilt, history suggests we should have a pullback that we can take advantage of, rather than buy here, as we also want to avoid being caught in a bull trap.
Hot Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Encana Corporation(ECA)
Encana Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in the exploration for, development, production, and marketing of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids. The company owns interests in resource plays that primarily include the Greater Sierra, Cutbank Ridge, Bighorn, and Coalbed Methane resource plays located in British Columbia and Alberta, as well as the Deep Panuke natural gas project offshore Nova Scotia in Canada. It also holds interests in resource plays comprising the Jonah in southwest Wyoming, Piceance in northwest Colorado, Haynesville in Louisiana, and Texas resource play, including east Texas and north Texas. The company serves primarily local distribution companies, industrials, energy marketing companies, and other producers. Encana Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Barclays analyst Thomas Driscoll and team see more dividend cuts and equity raises coming for oil & gas stocks like Apache (APA), Devon Energy (DVN),Encana (ECA), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), and Marathon Oil (MRO). They explain why:
Hot Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Akorn, Inc.(AKRX)
Akorn, Inc., a specialty generic pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals, as well as private-label over-the-counter (OTC) consumer health products and animal health pharmaceuticals in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Health. The Prescription Pharmaceuticals segment markets generic and branded ophthalmics, injectables, oral liquids, otics, topicals, inhalants, and nasal sprays. This segments generic products include Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution; Clobetasol Propionate Ointment; Dehydrated Alcohol Injection; Ephedrine Sulfate Injection; Hydralazine Hydrochloride Injection; Lidocaine Ointment; Methylene Blue Injection; Myorisan Soft Gelatin Capsules; Nembutal Sodium Solution; and Progesterone Capsules. The Consumer Health segment markets branded and private label animal health products, as well as OTC products for the treatment of dry eye under the TheraTears brand name. This segment also markets other OTC consumer health products, including Mag-Ox, a magnesium supplement, as well as the Diabetic Tussin line of cough and cold products. Akorn, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Friday, healthcare shares fell by 0.62 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX), down 17 percent, and BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI), down 14 percent.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Shares of Endo International (ENDP) have tumbled 40% today after it said profits would fall well short of analyst expectations thanks, in part, to plunging generic drug prices. Leerink’s Jason Gerberry and team look for specialty pharmaceutical companies that have similar business models–and find Akorn (AKRX), Perrigo (PRGO), and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA). They explain:
Best High Dividend Stocks For 2017: Banner Corporation(BANR)
Banner Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Banner Bank and Islanders Bank, which provides commercial banking and financial products and services to individuals, businesses, and public sector entities primarily in the United States. It offers deposit products, including demand checking accounts, interest-bearing checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, regular savings accounts, certificates of deposit, cash management services, and retirement savings plans. The company also provides loan products, including commercial and multifamily real estate loans; residential mortgage loans; residential construction and land loans for professional home builders and developers; consumer loans, such as home equity lines of credit, automobile loans, boat and recreational vehicle loans, and loans secured by deposit accounts; commercial business loans; and agricultural loans. In addition, it engages in mortgage banking operations through the origination and sale of one- to four-family and multi-family residential loans. As of December 31, 2015, Banner Bank operated 199 branch offices and 9 loan production offices in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho; and Islanders Bank conducted business from 3 locations in San Juan County, Washington. Banner Corporation was founded in 1890 and is based in Walla Walla, Washington.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.
Hot Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Royal Bank Scotland plc (The)(RBS)
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services to personal, commercial, corporate, and institutional customers worldwide. The company operates through Personal & Business Banking (PBB), Commercial & Private Banking (CPB), Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB), Capital Resolution, Williams & Glyn, and Central Items & Other segments. It offers various traditional retail banking products, including current and savings accounts, residential mortgages, credit cards, loan products, and investment services. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc was founded in 1727 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.
- [By Paul R. La Monica]
European banks worse off than 2008? Lamensdorf is concerned about the exposure to bad loans (especially energy company debt) held by big banks such as Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Credit Suisse (CS) and Deutsche Bank (DB). He’s shorting all three.
Hot Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(HST)
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (Host Inc.), incorporated on September 28, 1998, operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through hotel ownership segment. The Company owns properties and conducts operations through Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P. (Host L.P.), of which Host Inc. is the sole general partner and in which it holds approximately 99% of the partnership interests (OP units). The Company’s portfolio consists of luxury and upper upscale properties located in the central business districts of cities, near airports and resort/conference destinations. In addition to its consolidated hotel portfolio, the Company also owns non-controlling interests in several entities and owned interest in approximately 20 hotel properties.
The Company’s lodging portfolio consists of over 100 luxury and upper-upscale hotels containing approximately 57,000 rooms, with the majority located in the United States and with approximately 20 of the properties located outside of the United States, in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico and New Zealand. In addition, the Company owns non-controlling interests in two international joint ventures: a joint venture in Europe, which owns approximately 10 luxury and upper upscale hotels with approximately 3,900 rooms in Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and another joint venture, which holds interest in approximately five operating hotels in India and over two additional hotels, which are under development. It also holds non-controlling investments in approximately two domestic hotels and a timeshare joint venture in Hawaii. The Company’s hotels operate in urban and resort markets under brand names as Fairmont, Grand Hyatt, JW Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W, or as upper upscale properties under brand names as Embassy Suites, Hilton, Hyatt, Le Meridien, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Marquis, Marriott Suites, Pullman, Ren! aissance, Sheraton, Swissotel and Westin.
- [By Dividends4Life]
Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. Sept. 16, the company increased its quarterly dividend 9.1% to $0.12 per share. The dividend is payable on Oct. 15, 2013, to stockholders of record on Sept. 30, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 2.6%.
- [By Michael Flannelly]
Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (HST) announced early on Monday that it is raising its quarterly dividend payout from 11 cents per share to 12 cents per share, a 9.1% increase.
This quarterly dividend payout will be paid on October 15 to shareholders of record on September 30, with an ex-dividend date of September 26.
Host Hotels shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is up 15.25% year-to-date.
Hot Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Packaging Corporation of America(PKG)
Packaging Corporation of America produces and sells containerboard and corrugated products in the United States. Its corrugated packaging products, include conventional shipping containers used to protect and transport manufactured goods; and multi-color boxes and displays with strong that help to merchandise the packaged product in retail locations. The company also offers meat boxes and wax-coated boxes for the agricultural industry. Packaging Corporation sells its products through direct sales and marketing organization. The company was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.
- [By Christopher Freeburn]
Shares of Packaging Corp. (PKG) jumped almost 13% in pre-market trading on Monday after the company announced that it will purchase a rival containerboard-maker.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Stocks on the move: Boise Inc. (NYSE: BZ) is up 26% at $12.55 following the companys acquisition by Packaging Corporation of America Inc. (NYSE: PKG) for $12.55 a share ($1.28 billion). Omeros Corp. (NASDAQ: OMER) is up 68.2% at $8.56 following an analyst upgrade. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (NYSEArca: NAK) is down 33.3% at $1.48 following an announcement from Anglo American plc that it was withdrawing from a massive copper mining project in Alaska.
- [By Daniela Pylypczak]
Jefferies announced on Monday that it has upgraded Packaging Corp of America (PKG) from “Hold” to “Buy.”
The firm also raised PKG’s price target from $49.00 to $70.00. Jefferies analystPhilip Ng also gave the companybull-case scenario target of $88. The upgrade comes after the firm announced earlier today that it has agreed to purchase all outstanding shares of Boise Inc. (BZ)for $1.995 billion. Analyst Ng believes the new acquisition will result in an attractive multiple.
Packaging Corp of America shares rallied 9.73% during Monday’s session. Year-to-date, the stock is up 39.87%.